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The Vox Box archive for Nov. 2007

FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2007

THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2007

Thu., Nov. 29, 2007, 3:48 p.m.

Current Events Quiz for Nov. 26-30

Questions: 1. What was used to help identify the body of a little girl found in Texas as a missing Ohio toddler? 2. Another high profile case is back in the news again when police in what country jailed suspects in the 2005 Natalee Holloway...

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Thu., Nov. 29, 2007, 1:24 p.m.

Vox cartoon by Rachel Cox...

I thought this cartoon by Voxer Rachel Cox of RiverCity Leadership Academy was more appropriate here than in the print edition. I thought it was fitting. I hate it when I have to fill these boxes out...

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MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2007

Mon., Nov. 26, 2007, 8:16 p.m.

Stalkers: The Classics

I recently posted a dude playing a wicked sweet Pachelbel Cannon guitar solo, so it's only appropriate that I follow up with this:Pachelbel RantIt's so true. I'm afraid.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2007

Sun., Nov. 25, 2007, 4:53 p.m.

Favorite Heros!

Vote for your favorite real life hero here!In the meantime, who's your favorite hero, real life or not?I like spiderman! He sacrifices his own well being for the greater good of those he cares about and complete strangers. He understands his power, and responsibility.Batman is...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2007

Wed., Nov. 21, 2007, 9:30 p.m.

SWAT Team Raids Wrong Home

I thought the headline was funny, but when I saw the rest of the story I was less than thrilled.Thus ends my mindset of the infallible security force that was SWAT. But what are childhood fantasies for besides being crushed?Ok, that's a little extreme, but...

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Wed., Nov. 21, 2007, 9:08 p.m.

Cannon Rock

No, we're not launching geological projectiles from dated weaponry, we're making music.duh. You should stop thinking everything is a violent weapon. It's not healthy.

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Wed., Nov. 21, 2007, 10:33 a.m.

Third grader saves best friend...

...with the Heimlich!If any of my friends are reading right now, y'all suck compared to THIS kid. Jeesh... My friends would have laughed while I gasped for breath.Third grader saves best friendQUESTION: Have you ever had to use a life-saving technique like this?

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Wed., Nov. 21, 2007, 10:12 a.m.

And... your creepy, big-time of the day...

Met Zach Dunlap. Brain dead after and SUV accident and while being prepared for organ transplant, he grabbed a nurse's arm...See the details, here...Pronounced dead, man lives onYIKES!!Neighbors and family say this miracle was the result of the power of prayer. QUESTION: Have you ever...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2007

Tue., Nov. 20, 2007, 8:06 p.m.

New Stem Cell Method

On Nov. 19, two teams of scientists declared their triumph that was a new method of harvesting stem-cells. Using skin.All they had to do, the scientists said, was add four genes. The genes reprogrammed the chromosomes of the skin cells, making the cells into blank...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2007

Sun., Nov. 18, 2007, 2:47 p.m.

Fake MySpace friend drives girl to suicide

In a very tragic story on CNN, parents of a 13 year-old Missouri girl are alleging that a fake MySpace friend's rejection drove the young girl to suicide. Megan, a 13-year-old who suffered from depression and attention deficit disorder, corresponded with Josh for more than...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2007

THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2007

Thu., Nov. 15, 2007, 11:05 a.m.

Traffic school would dismiss tickets

Deputy Mike Brooks of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit aims his radar gun at cars along Ft. George Wright Drive in Spokane on Wednesday. The county is considering a new traffic school where motorists could get minor tickets erased. (DAN PELLE The Spokesman-Review)With...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2007

Wed., Nov. 14, 2007, 1:40 p.m.

Reaching out to students with text messaging

A school district in New York is trying to convince thousands of low-achieving students that school is cool. The city is planning an intensive campaign that would use cellphones to help motivate students, most of them minorities and from poor families, in two dozen schools....

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TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2007

SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2007

Sun., Nov. 11, 2007, 8:09 p.m.

Global Warming a Scam?

John Coleman, the meteorologist who founded the weather channel, wrote a heavy handed article calling global warming a scam.This is interesting that a major, respected scientist would go so solidly against such a majorly supported scientific "fact," so it's a fair assumption that there's some...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2007

Sat., Nov. 10, 2007, 10:36 p.m.

Tallest US man is 7-foot-8 Virginia deputy

George Bell, a 7' 8" sheriff's deputy in the City of Norfolk, Va, works on his day off providing security at a park. The 50-year-old was recognized Thursday, Nov. 7 by the Guinness World Records as the Tallest Man in the United States.(AP Photo/Gary C....

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Sat., Nov. 10, 2007, 12:44 a.m.

How much of an issue is diversity in Spokane?

David Brookbank, in another post, posed the following question:...perhaps there would be some interest generated by discussing how the Vox Box staff ends up being 17 white individuals in a with an approximately 10% minority population? If it is the process of selection or self-selection,...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2007

Fri., Nov. 9, 2007, 2:11 p.m.

Family dog at the center of a legal storm

Marcia and Rich Graham of Marshall, Washington lost their dog Harlee, a 2 year-old Pomeranian. The dog was adopted out by SpokAnimal to a new owner who refuses to return the dog. Marcia, holding Harlee's collar and leash, carries them in her car in hope...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2007

Thu., Nov. 8, 2007, 8:20 p.m.

Illinois girl gets detention for hugging

A thirteen year-old middle school student received detention for giving two hugs to her friends. The actions, according to the school, violated a ban against public displays of affection.The superintendent justified his decision, saying "hugs lead to other things" and that they are "distracting" to...

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