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  • Man Wears Smile During Robbery Of Downtown Bank Branch

    Displaying a smile instead of a weapon, a man robbed a U.S. Bank branch in downtown Spokane Friday. Police said the robbery occurred at 6 p.m. at the branch, W. …


  • Need An Item For Your Trip? Outdoors Gear Swap Set

    Outdoors lovers can buy or sell used equipment at the second annual Great Outdoor Gear Swap, Jan. 18, noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Eastern Washington University Student Union multipurpose …


  • Basement Fire Forces Building Evacuation

    A Browne’s Addition apartment building was evacuated early Saturday when a fire started in the basement. Firefighters put out the 3:13 a.m. fire in a storage room and hallway before …


  • Bad Back Fells Krzyzewski

    Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, who had surgery last October, is hospitalized in Durham, N.C., with back problems that caused him to miss his 11th-ranked team’s game against 24th-ranked …


  • Germans Win Hopman Cup

    Boris Becker and Anke Huber battled to three-set singles victories over opponents from Ukraine and Germany won the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia. Becker defeated Andrei Medvedev 6-3, …


  • After ‘No’ Vote, Nhl Owners Make Counteroffer, Establish Tuesday As Absolute Deadline

    No salary cap. No luxury tax. And still, perhaps, no hockey. Many NHL owners felt they went too far in a desperate attempt to save the season. Many lockedout players, …


  • Republicans Party As Batt Kicks Off Ball

    Republicans whooped it up at the Statehouse Saturday night, as Gov. Phil Batt became the first member of the GOP in 24 years to lead the grand procession launching Idaho’s …


  • Wilson: Golden State Or Welfare State?

    Gov. Pete Wilson packed his inaugural address Saturday with promises to tighten up on welfare and cut taxes and government regulations. The Republican took the oath for his second term …


  • Ten Finalists For Scholarship

    Six football players from the Greater Spokane League, one from the Frontier and three from Idaho are the finalists for the first Ray Flaherty Memorial Scholarship. Announcement of the winner …


  • Fox May Formally Investigate Movie

    Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Anne Fox and staff members have indicated a willingness to formally investigate the showing of the movie, “Pink Floyd, The Wall,” in a Moscow history …


  • Lynx Nixed From List

    Environmental groups blame politics for the Clinton administration’s recent refusal to list the Canada lynx as threatened or endangered in several areas, including Washington state, the northern Rocky Mountains, upper …


  • Adoption Offers Pour In For Throw-Away Baby

    More than 100 people have offered to adopt or help a newborn girl whose skull was fractured when she was tossed from a second-floor bathroom window. However, they have no …


  • Survivor Sends Police To Six Bodies

    Six people were found slain in an apartment Saturday after a woman who escaped the attack scribbled police a note from her hospital bed on where to find the bodies. …


  • Lawyer Loses Libel Suit Against Kitty Kelley

    A lawyer who sued Kitty Kelley for libel after she cited him as a source in her Nancy Reagan biography doesn’t have a case because he can’t prove he was …


  • Nhl Players Not Hopeful

    National Hockey League players will officially find out today if their final offer is good enough to save the season. Unofficially, they think they already know the answer.


  • Huston Leads Golf Opener

    John Daly made a rocky return, bad memories resurfaced for Craig Stadler, and John Huston took the lead at 11 under par during a long day of golf at the …


  • Graf Skips Aussie Open

    Steffi Graf, the world’s No. 1-ranked women’s tennis player, said in a telephone conference call that she has withdrawn from the Australian Open, which begins a two-week run Jan. 16, …


  • Big-Leaguers Scorn Owners’ Plan To Use Replacement Players

    Eight-six striking baseball players met with union head Donald Fehr in Chicago on Friday and said replacement players will never succeed. “No one wants to watch minor-league baseball in a …


  • Records From Women’s Shelter Subpoenaed

    Prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson trial subpoenaed records from a battered women’s shelter that may have served Simpson’s slain ex-wife, according to court papers filed Friday. Sojourn Domestic Violence Center …


  • Bausch & Lomb Will Make Deeper Cuts

    Weakened by a sharp drop in profits, eye-wear maker Bausch & Lomb said Friday it is cutting another 400 to 500 jobs at its contact-lens division. The optics and healthcareproducts …


  • Strong Earthquakes Jolt Northern Japan

    Two strong earthquakes with preliminary magnitudes of 6.9 and 6.2 shook northern Japan today, injuring at least 21 people, rattling buildings, bursting pipes and bringing trains to a halt. The …


  • Police Charge Man With Felony Rape

    A 34-year-old man accused of attacking his girlfriend was charged with felony rape Friday. Coeur d’Alene Police arrested William W. Leschke Thursday afternoon. A 27-year-old woman told investigators that Leschke …


  • Nic Moves Welding Due To Complaints

    North Idaho College is moving its welding classes off campus after teachers in the Hedlund Building complained of physical problems. An air quality expert will arrive next week to begin …


  • Floods Cause California Emergency

    Gov. Pete Wilson declared a state of emergency Friday in Los Angeles and Orange counties after storms flooded streets across Southern California. The declaration ensures state funds will be available …


  • Pot Manufacturer Sentenced To 5 Years

    A man accused of spearheading one of the area’s larger marijuana rings will spend at least one year in prison, a judge ordered Friday. James Dahl, formerly of Cataldo, pleaded …


  • Sessions Scheduled On Lifelong Learning

    The Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce and its education council are sponsoring four sessions on preparing people for the workforce and lifelong learning. Members of the public are invited to …


  • Woman Charged In 6-Car Pileup

    The woman accused of causing Thursday’s six-car pileup on Interstate 90 has been charged with drunken driving in the past. Washington State Patrol troopers say Tammy L. Stebbins was drinking …


  • Police Search For Robber Fails

    Spokane police came away empty-handed after tracking a suspected bank robber to a downtown apartment building Friday night. Officers with a K-9 tracking dog responded to a robbery at the …


  • Peso Continues Its Dramatic Decline

    The Mexican peso fell to a new record low against the dollar in late trading Friday, a decline dealers attributed to a surge of speculative demand for the U.S. currency. …


  • Merrill Lynch Will Lay Off Up To 500

    Merrill Lynch & Co., the nation’s largest brokerage, plans to lay off up to 500 investment bankers, traders, and other staff this month to cut costs. The dismissals come as …