A man minor injuries Friday afternoon in a two-car collision downtown.
The officer, Rob Boothe, was responding to a fight at Second and Howard about 5:25 p.m., said police spokesman Dick Cottam.
Boothe was driving east on First Avenue with lights flashing and sirens sounding. He stopped for a red light at Monroe and let some cars pass, Cottam said.
As Boothe crossed Monroe, his patrol car was hit on the driver’s side by a 1983 Nissan traveling south about 30 mph, Cottam said.
Neither Boothe nor the driver of the Nissan, Chris Wille, was hospitalized. Both cars were driven from the scene.
Police are investigating the traffic accident, but no citations were issued.
Wille said he couldn’t recall if the patrol car was running with lights or siren and that it seemed “to come out of nowhere.”
APPLE program sets open house The Spokane School District 81 APPLE program will hold two open houses to explain the parent participation programs now operating in three city schools.
Parents interested in enrolling their elementary school-age children in an APPLE program for the 1995-96 school year must attend one of the open houses to begin the enrollment process, according to the district.
The APPLE program is designed to give parents a more active role in the classroom and in planning for the school year.
The APPLE open houses are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. in the District 81 Administration Building, N200 Bernard.
Fair offers info on parks jobs Information on more than 400 seasonal jobs with the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department will be available at a job fair next Saturday in the Riverfront Park Pavilion lobby.
The event will provide information on spring and summer openings for ride attendants, grill cooks, cashiers and other outdoor recreation jobs.
Employees will work 15-20 hours per week during the spring, and 30-40 hours per week during the summer.
For more information, call 625-6673.
`Lean on Me’ principal to speak Joe Clark, the former high school principal and educator depicted in the movie “Lean on Me,” will speak at Gonzaga University on Wednesday.
A former Army drill instructor, Clark is known for the disciplinary steps he took as the principal of Eastside High in Paterson, N.J. On his first day in September 1983, a stabbing took place at school. After two years of Clark’s leadership, Eastside High was declared a model school by New Jersey’s governor. President Reagan also named him a model educator.
His book, “Laying Down the Law,” explains his emphasis on discipline and his desire to challenge students and to confront those who misbehave.
Admission costs $2 for his 8 p.m. speech, “From Disgrace to Amazing Grace.”