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This tale has a familial feel to it

Among the hazards of being in the storytelling business is the inevitable feeling that you’re telling one that you’ve told before. But this time, it’s more than a feeling.


Whitworth suffers emotional setback

The Whitworth Pirates, who had already suffered through three close losses, endured their most painful defeat of the season Saturday. Just when it appeared the Pirates had forced overtime with …


Book Notes: Auntie’s hosting Sedaris visit Dec. 1

David Sedaris, the best-selling writer and humorist, will return to Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main, on Dec. 1. The exact time and other details are still being worked out (although …


Pirates fail to hold off Menlo at Pine Bowl

Frustration, Part III. Whitworth added to its growing list of losing winnable football games, coming up short in the trenches and falling to Menlo 24-17 in front of 1,405 Saturday …


Whitworth freshmen quarterback impressive in win

Bryan Peterson and Zac Hill aren’t making it easy on head coach John Tully to name a starting quarterback, which is probably an encouraging sign for the Whitworth Pirates. Both …


Whitworth drops opener on last-gasp field goal

ORANGE, Calif. – The Whitworth University football team didn’t start the 2011 season the way it hoped it would. After taking a 14-10 first-half lead, the Pirates’ offense stalled in …


Area roundup: WSU, Eastern release men’s basketball schedules

Washington State and Eastern Washington revealed their complete men’s basketball schedules on Wednesday and both include several games against 2011 postseason tournament participants. WSU will play 12 games in Pullman, …


In brief: Whitworth hires Bowman as assistant coach

Women’s basketball: Heather Bowman, the all-time leading scorer in the West Coast Conference while playing for Gonzaga, has been hired as an assistant coach at Whitworth University, Pirates head coach …


Shawn Vestal: Student, civil rights leaders revisit South’s battlegrounds

When Benjameen “JaJa” Quarless rode into Greensboro, N.C., on a bus Monday, he was traveling in the shadow of 1961. Quarless, a junior at Whitworth University, is part of a …


Sunday Locals: Gray, Vandersloot receive honors at Gonzaga

A pair of basketball standouts and two soccer players picked up individual honors at the Gonzaga Senior Student-Athlete Awards Social that recognized 66 seniors. Basketball players Steven Gray and Courtney …


This gifted professor practices what she preaches

Margo Long, 65, founded the Center for Gifted Education and Professional Development at Whitworth University 36 years ago. She’s retiring this month as director of the center, but Long will …


Book Notes: Pulitzer-winning Stiles lands at Whitworth

A Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer will discuss his acclaimed “The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt,” at Whitworth University at 7 p.m. Thursday. T.J. Stiles achieved a double feat …


Spokane vortex goes viral with ‘Friday’ song

We used to call it the Spokane vortex – the way this town sprouts connections to major worldwide stories. Now the Spokane vortex has entered the viral age: The song …


Caldwell: All those fingers in the pie left a financial mess

Brian “Duff” Bergquist was not aboard what he calls the Financial Crisis Express, but he was on the platform as the train approached. Now executive-in-residence at Whitworth University, Bergquist was …


Whitworth bests mark at nationals

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Whitworth men’s 200-yard medley relay broke the school record during the first night of competition at the 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on …


Whitworth’s Taylor named Division III player of year

SALEM, Va. – Whitworth senior guard Michael Taylor was named the D3hoops.com men’s player of the year, was named to a pair of All-America first teams, and led the West …


Roundup: NIC women win opener at basketball nationals

North Idaho College cruised to a 78-48 victory over Georgia Perimeter in the first round of the National Junior College Athletic Association national women’s basketball tournament in Salina, Kan., on …


No. 1 Whits see dream season end at hands of No. 5 Wooster

WOOSTER, Ohio – It’s not often the No. 1 team in the country has to go on the road in the Division III men’s basketball national tournament, at least not …


Top-ranked Whitworth turns back Chapman in opener

No. 1-ranked Whitworth University unleashed its “German Beast” early in Saturday night’s matchup against visiting Chapman in the second round of the NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament. And with …


Racist cartoons, revived on YouTube, offer teaching moments

On YouTube, you can find thousands of racist cartoons, as well as animated film clips with racist themes. They date from the 1930s to the 1960s.


Top-ranked Whitworth roars back from halftime deficit

So could this be what Whitworth will face down the home stretch of this season? Earlier in the week, Pirates head coach Jim Hayford said it was an honor and …


Whitworth Pirates can flat out play basketball

At the Division III end of the NCAA basketball dial, generalities come easy. Typical is the suggestion that the only slam dunks are empty gyms and the starting five making …


Graduate’s job marries her two majors

In May, 22-year-old Danika Heatherly earned her journalism and marketing degrees from Whitworth University. Like other journalism graduates, her inbox was not crowded with job offers. In a Spokesman-Review article …


Grants pave way for construction

Part of Farwell Road will be rebuilt with one of four road grants Spokane County commissioners accepted Tuesday – if another, larger grant is approved as officials hope. The section …


Whits pour in school-record 18 three-pointers

Dinner, or perhaps a late lunch, was on Whitworth University’s men’s basketball team Sunday afternoon. The unbeaten Pirates, who are ranked No. 7 in the latest D3hoops.com poll, threw in …


Area roundup: Whitworth men’s team ranked seventh

After opening Northwest Conference play with a pair of road wins, the Whitworth men’s basketball team jumped from 10th to seventh in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll, released Tuesday. Whitworth …


Whitworth Pirates win big in basketball finale

David Riley scored 26 points to lead 16th-ranked Whitworth to an 86-67 win over Luther (0-4) in the final contest of the Surf’s Up Classic on Saturday in Honolulu. The …


Locals spotlight: Ex-CV baseball coach honored

Ed Garcia, head baseball coach at Central Valley for 22 years before retiring in 2001, was inducted into the Washington High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame last weekend at …


It’s off to Hawaii for victorious Whitworth Pirates

Whitworth University men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford was happy about a couple of things following Monday night’s 75-54 non-conference win over Trinity at Whitworth Fieldhouse. For starters, the Pirates are …


Whits pound Loras in rare season opener on home court

This is the story of Jim Hayford and the three Bears. With a starting lineup that featured three Brewster graduates, the Whitworth Pirates opened the 2010-11 men’s basketball season with …