*It takes gall to pass a stone: Surgery delays celebration of couple's 37th anniversary/Christi Wilhelm, Coeur d'Alene Press -- Ouch!
*Bonner County family recovering after blast/S-R, Associated Press -- There's a lesson here re: what not to do when you smell a gas leak.
*Spokane's skating event hopes rest on uncertain state support/Richard Roesler, Spokesman-Review -- Seems to me that the Washington governor speaks with forked tongue.
*Legislature opens with key issues, tests: Schools, roads, taxes among priorities/Betsy Z. Russell, Spokesman-Review -- Guard your wallets, friends & neighbors, the Legislature is going back into session.
*Foiled coffee shop robbery prompts warning/Associated Press -- Words to live by.