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Bloomie Had Close Call In Boston

Bill Iffrig will run this weekend’s Bloomsday race wearing the same orange singlet he wore during the Boston Marathon last month. The Lake Stevens, Wash., runner was nearly at the finish line when the first of two homemade bombs exploded. The explosions killed three and injured more than 260 people that day. The blast erupted about 20 yards to his left. Iffrig, 78, fell to the ground, his legs turned to noodles by the bomb’s sound and power. That shirt is Iffrig’s orange badge, worn by runners belonging to Club Northwest, one of Western Washington’s best-known running groups. Iffrig said it’s his lucky singlet/Tom Sowa, SR. More here. (Seattle Times photo: Bill Iffrig, who barely escaped injury in the Boston Marathon explosions, looks at his photo on the cover of Sports Illustrated)

Question: Will you participate in the 2013 Bloomsday race?

Man Arrested w/Bombs At Hooters

A man was arrested with about 5,400 small explosive devices in his van during an undercover investigation at Hooters in Spokane Valley Thursday. Peter Ward Westhaver, 53, is in the Spokane County Jail on a no-bail federal hold. He met two men who turned out to be undercover investigators at the restaurant about 2:15 p.m. and “talked extensively about his explosives manufacturing operation,” according to documents filed in U.S. District Court. He was leaving the restaurant with the investigators about 3 p.m. when he told them he had explosives in his vehicle. The investigators, who work for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, broke their cover and arrested him for officer safety purposes and say he allowed them to search his blue Ford Windstar van/Meghann Cuniff, Sirens & Gavels. More here.

Question: Have you ever been to the Spokane Valley Hooters?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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