Stories tagged: Doug Clark
SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
Doug Clark: A police chief who understands Spokane
After devoting literally minutes to examining the three final Spokane police chief candidates, I have come to a career-altering decision. I’m taking the job.
THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
Doug Clark: Soothing response suits Spokane sensibilities
Turmoil is often the spark plug of inspiration. Winston Churchill, say. During the dark hours of World War II, the British prime minister lifted his nation by vowing “Never surrender!”
SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012
Clark: Abandon hope, all ye who would be our police chief
Well, well. Time again to welcome the sad, misguided suckers who think they want to become our next Spokane police chief. Hey, I realize why any outsider would want to …
SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012
Doug Clark: Thompson’s day of justice might never come
I wonder what ol’ Karl Thompson Jr. is up to today. Barbecue? Fishing? Golf?
THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
Doug Clark: ‘Wild’ dream bears fruit three decades later
Spokane’s Don Emerson is enjoying the attention every rocker yearns for. For starters his album, “Dreamin’ Wild,” was released Tuesday through Seattle-based Light in the Attic Records.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
The Clarkation sure to change one reader’s life
Summer has burst upon Spokane once again, infecting most adults with the annual urge to toss family members into the car and drive straight to an exotic cultural destination like …
SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012
Doug Clark: Compulsive litigation must be a cry for help
I’ve always been a fan of the practical joke. How could I not be?
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
Judicial sense might have averted Tuesday bloodshed
Count me in as a believer in mercy and charity and all those other virtues preachers yak about on Sunday mornings. But when it comes to the serious work of …
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012
Doug Clark: Thank you for turning poetic goal into reality
After last year’s edition of Spokane Street Music Week took in a record $8,300 despite grotesque weather conditions, a challenge was raised by some of my closest friends. “Go for …
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
Doug Clark: Firsts and monsoons at Street Music Week
The 10th annual Spokane Street Music Week will be remembered for its number of exciting firsts. As in …
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012, 1:48 P.M.
10th annual Street Music Week continuing downtown
The 10th annual Spokane Street Music Week continues all week from noon to 1 p.m. on downtown street corners.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
Doug Clark: Mayor to alleviate city’s fever with more cowbell
I’d like to thank Queen Elizabeth and all her diamond jubilee revelers for setting the right over-the-top mood for an event that is truly worth commemorating. The 10th annual Spokane …
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012
Doug Clark: Sleep deprivation affects all of us
A shocking national study last April revealed that 41million American workers suffer from a lack of sleep. Nobody paid attention to this shocking study, however, due to all the other …
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012
Doug Clark: Roskelley’s candidacy is all downhill from here
Welcome to Clark Knows It All. I will now provide answers to the pressing problems that nag at us like a stage mother at a recital.
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
Clark: No clear inspiration for ‘Spokane Motel Blues’
It seemed like such a simple question. What motel inspired country star Tom T. Hall to write his “Spokane Motel Blues?”
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
Doug Clark: Man’s outsized hobby keeps romance of rails alive
Mike Gelhaus was once like a million other railroad enthusiasts. His trains ran on tracks laid out in an upstairs room that Gelhaus’ parents turned over to their rail-obsessed boy.
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
Doug Clark: ‘X’ marks spot for determined dreamer
Robert Vaughn looks remarkably at ease for a musician who carries the weight of our baby boomer generation on his shoulders. My friend laughs when I utter this modest proposal.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012
Clark: 3 ways to make City Hall friendlier – and richer, too
What’s gotten into Boy Mayor? Now, I’ve been a huge fan of David Condon’s early reign as Spokane mayor.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
Doug Clark: Capt. Kirk Burger an out-of-this-world creation
OTIS ORCHARDS – The nation may be teetering on the cutlet of another mad cow panic, but the news hasn’t affected James T. Kirk. On Wednesday, the transplanted Scotsman (who, …
SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012
Doug Clark: Dick Clark was the real deal: a nice guy
Minutes from showtime – July 25, 1970. Members of the band Rare Earth were chilling inside the ABC television studios in Los Angeles when the door opened and that unmistakable …
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
Doug Clark: A little more talk and a lot less action
There has been a lot of finger wagging about the Spokane City Council devoting its Monday night meeting to a public outpouring over the state’s new gay marriage law. Some …
SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012
Doug Clark: In the name of public safety, let’s Send Batty Packing
Show of hands, please. Anyone think we’ve finally seen the last of that drunken-driving disaster, David Batty?
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
Doug Clark: Readers hold sore spot in memory for shingles
Welcome to the Shingles Bar. Unhappy Hour is about to begin. Don’t go ordering any well drinks, though.
SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
Doug Clark: No jingles for shingles – it’s just no fun
I made a huge, life-altering decision while shopping at the South Hill Safeway store some months ago. Even weirder, this particular moment of consequence came at the pharmacy window and …
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012
Doug Clark: For some, it’s heritage; for others, horoscope
I took part in Spokane’s St. Patrick’s Day parade Saturday, and boy, am I exhausted. True, it would have been a lot worse if I actually had to walk the …
SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
Clark: Thanks, fellas. Nothing like a good doomsday read
According to that fabled Mayan calendar, 2012 is the year when Planet Earth finally makes like Pamela Anderson’s acting career. But don’t worry. We have until December before the you-know-what …
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
Doug Clark: 72-year-old runner keeps on winning
I first met Bill Misner 25 years ago when he was preparing for his first 50-mile footrace with a horse named Zeke. We spoke again in 1998 after he (Misner, …
SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
Clark: City news beat yields attorneys, police, being Dunn in
So much news. So many questions. Such as, David Condon ended the week with a show of mayoral machismo by sending City Attorney Howard Delaney packing. What’s the Spokane mayor …
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2012
Clark: Click heels and repeat: There’s no disgrace like Thoma
One day Spokane Mayor David Condon declares there’s no good way out of the Brad Thoma tar pit. The City Council, he says, must vote to put Thoma back on …
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2012
Clark: Hard Rock Café serves full Jimi Hendrix experience
“ Scuse me while I kiss the sky” – from the song “Purple Haze” SEATTLE – The lyric has wormed into my brain here on the second floor of the …