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The Vox Box archive for April 2008


MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008

FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008

What a good son...

Looking for a Father's Day gift idea? LONDON (Reuters) - Found: drinking companions to join elderly gentleman for a friendly beer at his local pub.Mike Hammond was bombarded with offers after advertising in his village post office for someone to accompany his 88-year-old father Jack...

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Miley Cyrus franchise worth $1 billion

ASSOCIATE PRESS - Miley Cyrus is already way richer than her dad, Billy Ray, and she's only 15.People magazine reports that the Miley Cyrus franchise will be worth a projected $1 billion by the end of the year. She tops the magazine's list of the...

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The World's Worst Tourist Traps

On MSN Travel, today, there is a discussion of the world's worst tourist traps.Slideshow here...Their list includes the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Seattle's Experience Music Project.QUESTION: What would top your list of worst tourist traps?

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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2008

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2008

Jogging pilgrim stuns motorists

Cars drive on a city highway in Berlin March 10, 2008. REUTERS/Fabrizio BenschBERLIN (Reuters) - Police in Germany were shocked to find a man running down a major highway pulling a three-wheeled trailer -- but even more surprised to learn he was a Polish pilgrim...

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Man finally gets his own dog back...

From the San Fancisco ChronicleIn Lake Oswego, Oregon, Ken Griggs finally brought home his real dog after two separate attempts. He at first claimed that a boarding kennel gave him the wrong Black Labrador. He should have gotten his own, dog, Callie.During the break in...

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Is YouTube and MySpace to blame for Internet beating?

The teenagers charged with beating a classmate: Cara Murphy, Brittini Hardcastle, Mercades Nichols, Kayla Hassell, April Cooper, Brittany Mayes, Zachary Ashley and Stephen Schumaker. Photographs by Scott Wheeler/The LedgerSee below or here if you have been living under a rock and haven't heard the whole...

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The world's largest ferris wheel opens

Apr. 15 - The world's largest Ferris wheel, the Singapore Flyer, opens its capsules to the general public, offering a bird's eye view of the city-state as well as parts of neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia. It's 541 feet high. For comparison, the observation deck of...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2008

Barbie Project Gets Teen Artist In Trouble

Teacher Marty Scanlon gave his advanced art class at Helena High School an assignment to make a chair out of the material of their choice. The only requirement was that it be useable as a chair. Senior Jana Barros designed a chair adorned with pink...

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Music and the 'Net

I thought this was interesting. It was a few weeks ago, but thoughtful, nonetheless. From Attack of the Show.Do you buy music in CDs or online with clients like iTunes? How do you think musicians will sell their music in the future?

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Can Sips at Home Prevent Binges?

Lisa Adams/NYT Parents always want to share their passions with their children. Whether you’re a fan of baseball or the blues, sailing or tinkering with old cars, few things are as rewarding as seeing a spark of receptivity in the eyes of the next generation....

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Download edition: The April 2008 Vox

The April edition will be out this week. Here it is for all of you who prefer online...Page one: Click here for filePage two: Click here for filePage three: Click here for filePage four: Click here for filePage five: Click here for filePages six &...

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Another S-R Poll

Here is the latest S-R poll published to coincide with Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Our Kids: Our Business campaign. 400 Spokane County and 400 Kootenai County residents were asked: Thinking about your family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances, are there any children that you...

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This post is getting interesting...

So I'm moving it to the top...Are drugs and alcohol the #1 problem you face?In a recent poll, the Spokesman-Review asked: What’s the biggest problem our kids face? Most of 800 people ranked drugs and alcohol. Full article here...Problems within the family was a close...

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April Fool's On the Internet

You cannot believe everything you read on the Internet, but especially not today. Here are a few of the best ones:- Google's Virgle Project- The BBC discovered flying penguins: - tells you all about the Hybrid Air Force One- Google's Special GMail Feature: Set...

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In 2006, then-editor Steve Smith of The Spokesman-Review had the idea of starting a publication for an often forgotten audience: teenagers. The Vox Box was a continuation of the Vox, an all-student staffed newspaper published by The Spokesman-Review. High school student journalists who staffed the Vox made all content decisions as they learn about the trade of journalism. This blog's mission was to give students an opportunity to publish their voices. The Vox Box and the Vox wrapped up in June 2009, but you can follow former staffers' new blog at

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