Latest from The Spokesman-Review
A lottery official, left, and the three anonymous winners of the Maryland portion of the Mega Millions lottery pose for a photo in Baltimore this morning. Maryland Lottery officials say three public school employees are sharing the spoils of the record Mega Millions jackpot. The winning Maryland ticket is one of three nationally that split the $656 jackpot. (AP Photo/Maryland State Lottery Agency)
The Maryland Mega Millions mystery has been solved. Three public school educators stepped forward Monday to cash in their ticket for a share of a record jackpot that topped $656 million. They wore black gloves and matching red sweatshirts and hid behind one of those giant checks — preferring to remain anonymous in an attempt to keep at bay all those people who would like to separate the lottery winners from their money. The trio — two public school teachers and a school administrator — have relatively modest plans for their winnings/Renee Lynch, Los Angeles Times. More here.
Question: Are you glad a couple of working stiffs and a school administrator won the final third of the jackpot?
Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hugs a boy during his visit to Bob's Diner in Carnegie, Pa., Wednesday. Santorum's main opponent, Mitt Romney, won Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Story here. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Question: Is it time for Santorum to bow out — and let Romney focus on President Barack Obama?
We start our women's basketball news today with an update.
We got to know the Maryland women's basketball program a few years ago when the Terrapins were the No. 1 seed in the 2008 regional at the Arena. First we found the local connection, a Valley lady whose son was an assistant coach. Then we did a story about the challenges of motherhood, focusing on coach Brenda Frese, who had just delivered twins. Then, of course, Stanford and Maryland played an epic game with the Cardinal earning the berth to the Final Four.
Well, I've stumbled into a story by Milton Nelson to update you on the twins Frese delivered a month before arriving in Spokane. The boys are now 2 and sadly the story I found on fanhouse.com, dated Dec. 24, is about Tyler and his battle with lukemia. Sure puts the game in perspective.
Our notebook today was about EWU senior Tatjana Sparavalo (EWU photo above). We'll have links for the weekend games on Thursday.