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In brief: Attack survivors to be honored

Thu., Dec. 6, 2012

Spokane-area survivors of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor will be honored Friday in Riverfront Park.

The nine military survivors in the Lilac City Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association will be recognized at noon with a ceremony that includes a 21-gun salute and commemorative floral leis.

Friday is the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack, which killed 2,403 Americans and prompted U.S. entry into World War II.

Car dealership owner arrested

A 76-year-old Spokane Valley business owner faces charges for allegedly sexually assaulting job applicants.

Spokane County detectives say Monte Masingale, who owns a car dealership near the 18100 block of East Appleway Avenue, assaulted two females in December 2011 and May 2012. Both victims told police Masingale engaged in inappropriate and unwanted touching when they responded to job postings at the business.

Masingale was arrested Saturday on two counts of fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation.

Detectives believe there are other victims, and the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Damon Simmons at (509) 477-4719.

Share with us your decked-out halls

Residents of the Inland Northwest have been busily decking their halls, and we want to know all about it.

If you or your neighbors have a noteworthy holiday display this year, share the details with Spokesman-Review readers. Go to and click on the “Tell us about it” link. There, you’ll be asked to provide an address for the festive home, as well as a brief description of the display. We’ll need your contact information, too, but don’t worry – we’ll keep that information to ourselves.

The list will be posted at, where you can see all of the addresses, sort them by neighborhood or even create maps for your own personal tour.

We’ll publish a round-up of the decorated homes on Dec. 15 in the Today section.


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