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Spokesman.com blogs: Wrapping up GU-Pitt

Tue., March 24, 2009, 11:36 a.m.

Looking for browsing materials? Check out these recent hand-picked links – now with teaser paragraphs – from Spokesman.com blogs.

• GU basketbrawl recap | Sportslink

After the east coast deadline, a writer from Pittsburgh couldn’t contain his admiration for Gonzaga’s women’s basketball team after a hard-fought loss to the Panthers in the NCAA Tournament.

Another weekend lost at the movies | Movies and More

In a weekend that included my seeing four films for review, I saved the, uh, “best” for last. … Which leads us, finally, to what I sat through Monday afternoon: the No. 1 movie in America this past weekend, the Nicolas Cage sci-fi creeper “Knowing.”

• HBO poll: Worst Kootenai County politician? | Huckleberries Online

• Huckleberries a.m. headlines | Huckleberries Online

Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR | Solid season ends — again — for Idaho Vandals/Lewiston Tribune | Yoke’s recalls raw Spanish peanuts/SR

• Controversial education bill clears committee | Eye on Boise

After more than a two-hour debate, the House Education Committee has voted 10-6 in favor of HB 262, legislation from the committee’s chairman, Rep. Bob Nonini, to freeze teacher salaries on the salary grid for a year and to phase out an early retirement incentive.

The revenue forecast, and what those cuts are likely to look like | Eye on Olympia

With a final piece of bad news Thursday — $552 million less than expected for the upcoming budget — state lawmakers are scrambling to put the finishing touches on a “devastating” two-year budget plan to be unveiled next week.

Some employers take the long view | Everyday Economy

At a time when it’s extra painful to do so, some companies are providing new perks to workers in an effort to build loyalty. It’s the exception, to be sure. But a piece in the Wall Street Journal notes that some companies are adding relatively low-cost, high-appreciation benefits for workers — such as child care assistance, concierge service and expanded health care.

Today’s fun video: What happened Monday? | Spin Control

Blogging is a bit light on Monday and Tuesday this week, but if you’re wondering what you missed on Monday, here’s the TalkingPointsMemo synopsis.

• Do my kids get on your nerves? | Are We There Yet?

Whenever we’re in public – at a restaurant or in church — or visiting people who don’t have children, I often wonder if my kids are getting on other people’s nerves. I worry that they’re not well-behaved and I’m not doing enough to discipline them.

Another weekend lost at the movies | Movies and More

Following in the literary footsteps of Dick Warwick below, Spokane limerick writer Sue Hille laments our decision not to hold a Spokesman-Review’s limericks contest this year.

• Tuesday’s loose thread | A Matter of Opinion

Let’s compromise on global warming and call it Inland Northwest moistening. What winds your watch today?

• Slam special: Concerts | Vox Box

We’ve got live music up the wa-zoo here in Spokane, (gotta take advantage of the great venues, right?!) So here’s an update on the shows hitting our area as of…now.

Want more? Go to spokesman.com and click the “Latest blog posts” tab, just above the “Latest news” list of headlines.


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