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In brief: County fair begins 10-day run today

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012

The Spokane County Interstate Fair begins its 10-day run today.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for ages 7-13 and for seniors age 65 and older, and free for kids 6 and under.

The fair is open each day from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., although it closes at 8 p.m. on the last day, Sept. 16.

Bracelets for unlimited amusement rides are $30, discounted to $25 Monday through Thursday. Individual rides are $3 to $5 each.

A full daily schedule of events is available at spokanecounty.org/ fair/sif/.

Last year, nearly 200,000 people attended the fair.

Today’s Spokane County Interstate Fair highlights:

• 9:45 a.m.: Grand opening ceremony

• Noon: Carnival opens

• 2 p.m.: Antique tractor parade

• 7 p.m.: PRCA Rodeo

Author will speak about lawyers at GU

The Gonzaga University School of Law centennial celebration will feature a lecture by author and attorney Scott Turow.

Turow, writer of legal thrillers including “Presumed Innocent,” “The Burden of Proof” and “Reversible Errors,” will explore the popular image of lawyers, the power of attorneys in U.S. society, their perceived dark sides and their ideals as reflected in contemporary culture and media, according to a Gonzaga news release.

The lecture will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20 in Gonzaga’s Martin Centre, 801 N. Cincinnati St. The event, which includes a book-signing and reception, is free and open to the public.

Boatright, former senator, dies at 82

Former Idaho state Sen. Clyde Boatright died Monday; he was 82.

Boatright, R-Rathdrum, represented North Idaho in the state Senate from 1994 to 2002; he formerly headed the Panhandle Area Transit bus company in Coeur d’Alene and worked as a Realtor and a rancher.

Boatright retired from the Navy in 1968 after 21 years and moved to North Idaho. He was a longtime member of the North Idaho Fair Board, headed the Area Agency on Aging board for North Idaho and was an active member of the Shriners. In the Legislature, he served on the joint budget committee and backed expansion of Head Start for low-income preschoolers. His campaign signs featured the slogan “Vote right with Boatright,” with an image of a boat.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Karen “Bing” Boatright, of Rathdrum, as well as two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.

Boatright asked that no services be held; in lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Spokane or the Kootenai Humane Society in Hayden.

Foxworthy show at WSU canceled

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy’s appearance at Washington State University has been canceled.

Foxworthy was set to appear on Sept. 15 at WSU’s Beasley Coliseum. WSU cited “unforeseen circumstances” to explain the cancellation.

People who bought tickets over the phone or via the Internet will have their credit cards automatically refunded, WSU said in a news release.

If you bought tickets in person, mail the tickets with contact information to TicketsWest, Attention: Canceled Event, P.O. Box 6459, Spokane, WA 99217.


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