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Parting Shot — 5.12.11

A racoon tries to escape the floodwaters of the Yazoo River, near Yazoo City, Miss., Thursday. Thousands of acres of corn, wheat, soybean and cotton crops are now underwater as the tributaries are backing up from flooding along the Mississippi River. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

P.S. M’s Announcer Niehaus, 75, RIP

Seattle Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus reacts to the applause of the pre-game crowd as he is inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame on May 7, 2000, in Seattle. Niehaus has been broadcasting for the Mariners since their inaugural season in 1977. The Seattle Times has just announced that Niehaus died today at age 75 of a heart attack. Seattle Mariners statement here. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Question: My best memory of Dave Niehaus was his call on the double that Edgar Martinez hit to drive in Ken Griffey Jr. with the winning run to beat the Yankees in the playoffs? What’s yours?

P.S. A View From Armstrong Park

On her Facebook page, Kerri Thoreson offers this photo that she shot for her files today, of the lakeshore view from a soon-to-be-listed building lot on top of Armstrong Park, east of town.

Parting Shot — 11.1.10

U.S. Senator. Lisa Murkowski waves to supporters from the cab of a fire engine outside her Fairbanks, Alaska, campaign headquarters on Monday afternoon. Murkowski is running for re-election as a write-in candidate. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, John Wagner)

Question: What percentage of the vote will Kootenai County write-in candidates Rick Currie (commissioner) and Howard Griffiths?

P.S. Red Geraniums By The Boatload

A boatload of Duane Hagadone’s favorite flower — red geraniums — showed up on the shore of Priest Lake … and Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns was there with her handy camera to note the event.

P.S. Here Comes Hurricane Earl

Chase Woolridge, from left, Whit Lombardo, Tyler Woolridge, and Jennifer Magner climb on sand bags along the southern beach in Nags Head, N.C., today. Hurricane Earl continues to make it’s way towards North Carolina’s Outer Banks. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Question: Was there ever a bad hurricane that bore your name?

P.S. Up, Up, & Away

Jordan Hooton, of Daingerfield, Texas, gets thrown from  Smoke  Signal during the  Kitsap County Fair & Stampede in Silverdale, Wash. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun, Larry Steagall)

Parting Shot — 8.10.10

On colleague Jesse Tinsley’s Facebook page, Jesse posts this photo of Spokane Mayor Mary Verner at the opening of a skate park in the Lilac City. He writes: “Mary Verner, center, mayor of Spokane, along with her grandkids, takes in the view of the new skate park at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, which opened today.” Jesse also explains that tattoo surrounding the skater’s belly button, to the right of the mayor: “It’s a jelly doughnut that says ‘thickness.’”

Parting Shot: Wolf Nation

This AP file photo provided by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks shows a  gray  wolf  pup from the Calder Mountain pack along the Montana and Idaho borders west of Troy, Mont. Tens of thousands of gray wolves would be returned to the woods of New England, the mountains of California, the wide open Great Plains and the desert West under a scientific petition filed with the federal government Tuesday. AP story here. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Question: Would you like to see the feds share the wealth by restoring tens of thousands of gray wolves to New England, California, Great Plains, and desert West? Or do you consider the reintroduction of wolves in Idaho, Montana, & Wyoming an experiment gone wrong?

P.S. Open Waters Rescue Stranded Whale

Bubbles are seen in the eye of a beached gray whale south of Harborview Park in Everett, Wash. on Friday morning. The gray whale that was stranded off the shores of Washington state and managed to get back to open waters on Thursday has beached itself again Friday. (AP Photo/The Herald, Mark Mulligan)

Parting Shot — 6.25.10

Nine-year-old Myron King and his six-year-old sister Lucy Anne enjoy a laugh while eating lunch and caring for their pretend baby in Louisville, Ky., Thursday. The Mennonite children from Union Star, Ky., were waiting for their mother and sisters to finish selling farm products at a farmers market. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

Parting Shot — 6.22.10

Here’s a closer look at that noose that Human Rights Institute director Rachel Dolezal found hanging from her carport this week. You can read about the repugnant incident here. Also, you can read about the move by Rachel’s organization to combat the one or two neo-Nazi flags flying in one Coeur d’Alene neighborhood here. The photo was provided by Rachel.

PS: Idahoan Among Top Sumo Wrestlers

Kelly Gneiting, right, a 420-pound sumo wrestler from Idaho falls, who’s been ranked among the top in the world and also sometimes runs marathons, wrestles with Trent Sabo, a ranked sumo wrestler in the lightweight category in Idaho Falls in mid-May. Gneiting is a truck driver by profession and travels throughout the country, but he’s also a sumo wrestler who competes all over the world. In order to stay in shape he has to fit in at least four, one-hour workouts a week. Idaho State Journal story here. (AP Photo/The Idaho State Journal, Doug Lindley)

Question: Would you be caught dead wearing a sumo outfit?

Parting Shot — 6.1.10

If you want to know what a graduating class of doctors looks like, you can see part of one here. Junior’s in the foreground, smiling at the camera. He’s surrounded by 139 classmates who formed the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine Class of 2010. He and his classmates now will begin residency around the United States. Seth will move with his wife, Stephanie, to Gainesville, Fla., in mid-June to begin his neuro-surgery residency for the next seven years at the University of Florida. At this point, I’ll quit posting photos of the graduation ceremonies in Denver Friday. Thanks for indulging me.

Parting Shot — 5.19.10

Philadelphia Flyers’ national anthem vocalist Lauren Hart sings next to a statue of Kate Smith during a ceremony where a design of a postage stamp honoring Smith was presented, in Philadelphia, Wednesday. Smith was best known for performing composer Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America.” The new stamp is scheduled to become available for sale on May 27. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Question: Some have said that they would prefer to hear “America, the Beautiful” replace our National Anthem as the song to be sung at sports events. If you could, would you mix up things a bit by subbing “America, the Beautiful” or “God Bless America” instead of the anthem at public events?

Parting Shot — 5.17.10

I-Fairy, a four-foot tall seated robot with flashing eyes and plastic pigtails, wearing a wreath of flowers, directs a wedding ceremony for groom Tomohiro Shibata, 42, and bride Satoko Inouye, 36, at a Tokyo restaurant Sunday. The wedding was the first time a marriage had been led by a robot, according to manufacturer Kokoro Co. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Question: Were you married by a justice of the peace, a church minister, or someone else?

Parting Shot — 5.14.10

After mama duck’s nest was raided in mid-April, she came back to a planter at the Lincoln Building in downtown, Spokane, Wa., and laid three more eggs. Today, all five of her ducklings were born. Gary Grissom (Academy Mortgage loan officer), the new duckman, has been watching over mama duck from his office window for the last month while she’s been sitting on her nest. He’s been fascinated by the duck’s behavior as well as the humans who came to visit her. She had regular visitors. One woman came by every day to feed her half a piece of brown bread. The sparrows would swoop in and steal the bread most of the time; she only ate three little pieces. Another woman would bring the duck water, which she never drank. Five people named the mama duck, Grissom said. He didn’t write down the names, but he thinks one man named her Francine. (SR Photo: Dan Pelle)

Parting Shot — 2/19/09

In this photo provided by the Tiger Woods family, Tiger Woods kisses his son Charlie in a family photo taken Tuesday in Orlando, Fla. (Dom Furore/Woods family via Getty Images/AP Photo)

SR Today In Photos

Parting Shot — 2/19/09

New York State Senator Eric Adams stands in front of the New York Post building holding a cartoon that ran in the Post Wednesday in New York. A New York Post cartoon that some have interpreted as comparing President Barack Obama to a violent chimpanzee gunned down by police drew outrage Wednesday from civil rights leaders and elected officials who said it echoed racist stereotypes of blacks as monkeys. You can read the story and see a better photo of the cartoon here. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Question: What is your reaction to the cartoon and controversy?

Parting Shot — 2/12/09

President Barack Obama puts his hand to his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance at the 102nd Abraham Lincoln Association banquet in Springfield, Ill., Thursday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) SR Today In Photos

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