MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2011

A glance at what Spokesman-Review bloggers have to say

Outdoors blog

By Rich Landers

Nov. 27 – Mount Rainier National Park ranks as “possibly the most flowery place in the world,” according to a recently published book that picks the 50 best wildflower spots in the world.

The book, “Wildflower Wonders: The 50 Best Wildflower Sites in the World,” was written by Bob Gibbons and published in November and contains 200 color photos and short write-ups on each spot. Gibbons, a photographer and tour guide, traveled to five continents and more than 20 countries to get photos for his book.

Spin Control

By Jim Camden

Nov. 26 – OLYMPIA – It won’t be just the state’s 147 legislators – 148 if you count the two state senators from Spokane Valley’s 4th District – who will be coming to the capital Monday for the start of the special session.

The Occupy movement, along with organized labor and the Washington Education Association, plan to be there for the beginning, and some may be staying through the bitter end.


By Vince Grippi

Nov. 25 – It’s Black Friday – or, as it was known back in the Stone Age when I was young, the day after Thanksgiving. Bargains are everywhere. And nothing beats the price of the information on the link. Free. But only if you have a coupon. So click the link, enter promo code %g*OD&a$Wg%#s and you can access it all for no cost. Just kidding. It’s always free here on Sportslink. And you get what you pay for.

Eye on Boise

By Betsy Z. Russell

Nov. 23 – Marking the 40th anniversary of the landmark “Reed v. Reed” case, Boise attorney Allen Derr is being honored both in Idaho and in Washington, D.C. Derr, 83, who still practices law, represented Sally Reed, of Boise, when she sought control over her son’s estate rather than yield that to her abusive ex-husband, despite an Idaho law declaring males to be favored over females in such proceedings. Derr pressed the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled the Idaho law unconstitutional under the equal protection clause; joining him was now-Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


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