Spokesman Review columnist Doug Clark made no bones about it. If his recap about Coeur d'Alene's last minute victory Saturday in the Mayor vs. Mayor Ring Off wasn't a verbal lashing, it was at least a highly raised eyebrow questioning Lake City ethics. Shoddy math skills? Coeur d'Alene Christian soldiers hell-bent on winning? Clark thinks so, and wrote as much in his Tuesday column about the competition. Clark headed the Spokane team's effort to raise money for the Salvation Army in a one-day horse race to see which city, Lake or Lilac, could raise the most for the nonprofit. And victory, after the bells closed, seemed his -$4,718 to $4,390. But word came Monday evening that Coeur d'Alene added a $5,000 check to its total, giving the Idaho side a last-minute victory. That miffed Clark, who pounded out the print words to prove it/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.
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DFO: For those keeping score at home, I've known Clark since well before we both joined the Spokesman-Review in the early 1980s. He is having fun with this. Not miffed. But I'm still glad Coeur d'Alene won.