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2009-08-11 14:55:01

Police in Spokane, Wash., say a bachelor party brawl resulted in the groom-to-be and two friends being carted away to jail. Sgt. Dave Reagan, a spokesman for the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, said the early Sunday incident began when a bachelor party guest, Shad Armstrong, 22, allegedly began jumping up and down on a car in the parking lot at Goodtymes Pub, which was hosting the party, the Spokane Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday. A fight broke out and multiple police officers were called...

2009-07-23 16:10:55

A 70-year-old man in Spokane, Wash., says he was thrilled to see his brother for the first time since they were separated at an Idaho orphanage 70 years ago. Spokane resident John Mellinger Jr. said while he knew he had a brother somewhere in the world for nearly 30 years, finally seeing 71-year-old Dan Newburn in person on Wednesday was a unique thrill, The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Wash., reported Thursday. I'm excited, but I don't think it's really sunk in yet, Mellinger said. Newburn,...

2008-08-06 12:00:26

By Jonathan Brunt, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Aug. 6--County leaders on Tuesday delayed a decision on the possible purchase of the downtown YMCA. City Park Board members have requested that the county buy the YMCA using property taxes collected through the Conservation Futures program. In 2006, the Park Board agreed to pay $5.3 million for the land and building, using a right-of-first-refusal option to stop a developer from buying the site, which overlooks Spokane Falls and is...

2008-08-03 12:00:00

By Taryn Hecker, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Aug. 3--It's not much to look at. Much of what remains near the mine where forest ranger Edward Pulaski and 45 men holed up during the Great Fire of 1910 could be described as junk -- not even worthy of display in a museum. But for historians trying to piece together evidence of one of the Silver Valley's most famed tales of survival, bits of broken glass and rusted metal are worth their weight in gold. "They are the things...

2008-08-03 12:00:00

By Jim Kershner, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Aug. 3--Everybody's talking about "stay-cations" -- well, the Festival at Sandpoint may be the classic Inland Northwest stay-cation. The festival, in its 26th year, is almost a complete mini-vacation all by itself, with nationally known musical acts, picnics on the lawn, osprey soaring overhead and meteors lighting the sky above the Big White Tent. Plenty of people have figured this out, because tickets already are selling briskly,...

2008-07-31 12:00:00

By Meghann M. Cuniff, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 31--As a firefighting helicopter dumped water from nearby Trask Pond, Jan Carney surveyed the land behind her home north of Blanchard, Idaho. "It's a happy ending," she said. "When I saw the smoke, it's like, 'This is really happening to me.' " About 10 neighbors fought a fire that scorched nine acres behind Carney's home with hoses, shovels and a tractor before crews from the Spirit Lake Fire Department and surrounding...

2008-07-29 12:01:17

By Parker Howell, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 29--Panhandle Avista customers would pay more on their monthly electricity bills -- about $3.43 for the average household -- starting later this year under a surcharge increase the utility requested Monday. Avista asked the Idaho Public Utilities Commission for permission to more than double its power surcharge, which would raise overall rates about 5.9 percent and generate $12.2 million to recoup costs of generating power for...

2008-07-28 12:00:46

By Pia Hallenberg Christensen, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 28--The Coeur d'Alene Library has gone to the movies. Four Wednesdays in a row, beginning on Aug. 6, there will be free children's movies shown in the Shirley Parker Theater at the library at 11 a.m. "Depending on how long they are, you may get one or two each time," said Peggy Smith, youth services clerk at the library. "Angus Gets Lost,""Blueberries for Sal,""Corduroy,""Curious George,""Frog and Toad,""The...

2008-07-28 12:00:34

By Bert Caldwell, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 28--WELLPINIT, Wash. -- With the joining of hands and the singing of "Blest Be the Tie That Binds," the congregation of the Wellpinit Presbyterian Church concluded services Sunday for the last time. Only 18 heard the final sermon of Pastor Jeff McCullough, who talked about the lessons of communion and the words of Jesus at the Last Supper. They sang the "Doxology," too, and prayed for the health of an ailing member of the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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