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  • Endeavour flies by Golden Gate Bridge, other sites

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour crisscrossed California Friday in a last aerial hurrah before retiring to a Los Angeles museum. Hitching a ride on top of a jumbo …


  • Eclipse season on Mars, so Curiosity took photos

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On Mars, a partial eclipse of the sun isn’t quite as rare as on Earth. So NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover is snapping hundreds of pictures of the …


  • Nation says goodbye to moonwalker Neil Armstrong

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation bid farewell Thursday to Neil Armstrong, the first man to take a giant leap on to the moon. The powerful of Washington, the pioneers of …


  • NASA Dawn spacecraft traveling to dwarf planet

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Next and final stop: The biggest object in the asteroid belt. After spending a year gazing at a giant asteroid, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft on Wednesday began …


  • Dawn craft to depart asteroid for dwarf planet

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — One asteroid down, one to go. After spending a year gazing at Vesta, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft was set to cruise toward the most massive space rock …


  • 35 years later, Voyager 1 is heading for the stars

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars. Sooner or later, the workhorse spacecraft will bid adieu to the solar system and …


  • Astronauts, family mourn humble hero Armstrong

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Neil Armstrong was a humble hero who saw himself as a team player and never capitalized on his celebrity as the first man to walk on the …


  • Health fund in Ohio set up in Armstrong’s memory

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Two fellow lunar pioneers helped launch a children’s health fund Friday in memory of Neil Armstrong, whom they praised as an inspirational team player, a humble hero. …


  • NASA launches twin satellites to radiation belts

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Twin satellites rocketed into orbit Thursday on a quest to explore Earth’s treacherous radiation belts and protect the planet from solar outbursts. NASA launched the …


  • NASA’s pioneering astronauts: Where are they now?

    As space exploration has become more common and the number of astronauts has risen past 300, many names have faded into the background. But some will forever be associated with …


  • Armstrong’s small step a giant leap for humanity

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When man first harnessed fire, no one recorded it. When the Wright Brothers showed man could fly, only a handful of people witnessed it. But when Neil …


  • Venus takes center stage in upcoming rare sky show

    LOS ANGELES — It’s a spectacle that won’t repeat for another century — the sight of Venus slowly inching across the face of the sun.


  • Nights to brighten with five planets

    If the skies clear off at sunset on any of the next several days, sky watchers will be rewarded with an unusual planetary display. Jupiter and Venus are high in …


  • Neighboring planets to be noticeable in pre-dawn sky

    Three of Earth’s nearest celestial neighbors will be visible as a group in the morning twilight this week, astronomers said.


  • Scientists detect big plumes of methane in Mars’ atmosphere

    Scientists have discovered large plumes of methane gas in the Martian atmosphere, a key marker for biological processes on Earth but not convincing proof that rudimentary life forms exist on …


  • Milky Way is bigger, faster than thought

    WASHINGTON – Take that, Andromeda! For decades, astronomers thought when it came to the major galaxies in Earth’s cosmic neighborhood, our Milky Way was a weak sister to the larger …


  • Comet comes to light at night

    Three nights ago, comet Holmes was nothing more than a tiny celestial object drawing attention from dedicated astronomers with good telescopes. In a matter of hours after nightfall Wednesday, the …


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    PEOPLE AND ANIMALS Make gift bunnies the toy kind I am writing to express concern for the third-most commonly found animal at shelters nationwide: the rabbit. With Eastern Sunday there …


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    IN THE LEGISLATURE Execute the parents as well Execute 16-year-olds? How very Republican. And about as effective as attacking skin cancer with sandpaper. I might be able to get behind …


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    HEALTH AND SAFETY No drive-bys for Group Health It’s difficult to reconcile the image of HMOs portrayed in the press with my own experience of Group Health Northwest, a local …


  • Letters To The Editor

    WASHINGTON STATE Government is us - and we care Brad Benson writes that “government never has been, and never will be, compassionate” (“Compassion the province of individuals,” letters, Aug. 19). …


  • Spokesman-Review Writer ‘Scottie’ Rutherford Dies

    FROM FOR THE RECORD (Tuesday, August 27, 1996) Correction Eleanor “Scottie” Rutherford was a member of the Spokane Philharmonic Associates, which became Assistants, Inc. This association was listed incorrectly in …


  • Letters To The Editor

    WASHINGTON STATE Conscientious remark misinterpreted Regarding the comment, “Smith said she wouldn’t accept the position if it was given to her” (“Sparks tapped to take over House seat,” Region, July …


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    SPOKANE MATTERS New mall can have it all - please In thinking about the new Valley Mall soon to break ground, I wish them luck and success. Let them take …


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    SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION Sex education necessary, helpful The importance of sex and AIDS education is a pertinent topic that affects numerous young adults today. Many parents disagree that these subjects …


  • Actress’s Hideaway Burns Summer Home Of Patty Duke And Husband Gutted By Flames

    Michael Pearce walks away from the ruins of his summer home Monday. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


  • Letters To The Editor

    IDAHO VIEWPOINTS CPR: Do the best you can Your Dec. 27 article on CPR caught my attention. I feel this article criticizes individuals who have performed CPR improperly while trying …


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    PEOPLE IN SOCIETY We could learn from these children My neighbor’s son had his bike stolen a couple weeks ago and I saw sharing in the best way possible. A …


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  • Raised On Ritalin A Split Diagnosis From A House Divided Girl’s Divorced Parents Disagree Over Cause, Cure Of Their Girl’s Problems

    Sarah Shapori listens to her teacher after a dispute with two other girls. Sarah’s parents disagree on how to help her change her behavior. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


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