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Sandpoint Enjoys Banner Year Of Successes

The year 1997 can be summarized in one word: Sandpoint. Several other schools and athletes shined, but none brighter than Sandpoint. From most recent to last winter, here’s a look …


1997’S Movie Magic Review Film Critic Dan Webster Highlights The Big Movie Events Of The Past Year

1. With its stunning special effects wrapped around an epic love story, “Titanic” is one of the seasons biggest blockbusters. 2. “Boogie Nights” is a morality tale involving a group …


From Crackers To Pie, A Look At The Best Of ‘97

Amid all the fat-free frozen dinners and funny-flavored fruit drinks, once in a while we serve The Spokesman-Review’s reader food panel some pretty decent stuff. And if you look at …


Year Of The Aliens - No, Not The Spice Girls

(photo of The Spice Girls)


It Was A Year Of Good Vs. Evil Year Had Plenty Of Highs, But It Also Had Too Many Lows

Tiger Woods’ 12-stroke win in the Masters captured the imagination of sports fans as well as those who don’t even like the game of golf. Photo by Associated Press


Highs, Lows Of The Year Outdoors

1. Jacques Cousteau 2. Joy Turner


Weathering ‘97 Big Storms Created A Big Impact - Good And Bad - On Wildlife And Recreationduring The Year

1. A mule deer finds its way through the snow on a trough-like trail in the Methow Valley. Many deer didn’t survive the winter. Photo by Rich Landers/The Spokesman-Review 2. …


‘97 In Review

1. CHAMPIONS Ritzville celebrates its State B basketball title in March. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review 2. COURAGE After being forgotten for his heroic deeds in World War II, St. …


A Bullish Year Surging U.S. Markets Fueled Worldwide Stock Rally In 1996

Investors poured cash into stocks in 1996, and Wall Street rewarded their enthusiasm with double-digit gains. File/ Associated Press


10 Easy Choices A Variety Of Exceptional Movies In 1996 Made It Easy For Critic Dan Webster To Pick His 10 Favorite Films

1. Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) left, and Roxanne (Claire Rushbrook) in “Secrets and Lies.” Director Mike Leigh goes beyond the simple protrayal of a troubled vamily. 2. “Trainspotting” had a less-than-damning …


Where Are They Now? Another Look At The People Who Made News In 1996

1. News makers. Andy Zeller is finishing up his senior year in high school after spending two January nights in temperatures that dipped as low as 10 degrees. File/The Spokesman-Review …


Markets Reward Investors Year-End Slide Doesn’t Dampen Record Six Years Of Solid Gains

Traders enjoy a holiday platter on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, where the mood was festive despite the sharp drop in the Dow. For the entire …


Raise Your Cup To The Many Stilled Voices

1. Ritzgerald 2. Leary 3. Snyder 4. Stevenson


Truly A Historic Year Olympics, Yanks Counted Among Best Stories Of ‘96

1. Holyfield 2. Draped in glory, Michael Johnson celebrates his 400-meter victory at the Olympics. File/Associated Press 3. The Yankees won the World Series with a historic comeback. File/Associated Press


The Year Outdoors

1. Marion Hammer 2. Mollie Beattie 3. Scott Fischer 4. Bernard Shanks


A Year To Remember O’Brien’s Gold Medal Top Panhandle Story

1. Perseverence paid off as Dan O’Brien won the gold medal in the Olympic decathlon. Photo by Associated Press 2. Tracy Hanson placed 37th on the LPGA money list. Photo …


Rodman In A Wedding Dress Set Stage For ‘96 Year Filled With Weird And Wacky Stuff From World Of Sports

Even for Dennis Rodman, this was dragging new depths of self-promotion. There he was in all his glory - white wedding gown, bright red lipstick, blonde wig, twin nose rings …


Top National Stories ‘96 - The Year In Review

1. TWA explosion The sad, lingering saga of TWA’s Flight 800 was overwhelmingly voted the year’s top story. The jet mysteriously exploded moments after taking off from John F. Kennedy …


No Question, Woods Stole Spotlight

Tiger Woods was nothing less than sensational in 1996. File/The Associated Press


One Wild Year Enthusiasts Could Offer Little Help As Nature Resculpted Its Ever-Changing Face

1. Washington voters banned cougar hunting with hounds. AP photo 2. The region’s soggy landscape was a boon for ducks, which rebounded to numbers not seen in a decade. Photo …


Barry’s Look Back Columnist Dave Barry Weighs In With His Take On ‘96 And Breathes An Auld Lang Sigh

Let’s start with the good news: Under the current laws of physics, there is no possible way that 1996 can be repeated. This is important, because it means we won’t …


Top Entertainment Stories ‘96 - The Year In Review

1. Shakur 2. The Kennedys 3. Sweeney 4. Jackson


Ap’s Picks For Top Stories

The issue that consumed the first half of Gov. Phil Batt’s term - nuclear waste - was also the state’s top news story for the second straight year, according to …


Music Charts

Top Singles in 1996 1. “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” Los del Rio 2. “One Sweet Day” Mariah Carey/Boyz II Men


Top Business Stories ‘96 - The Year In Review

1. McBoeing debuts Boeing Co. agrees to buy St. Louis-based McDonnell-Douglas Corp. in a $13.3 billion deal that by mid-1997 will create the world’s largest aerospace conglomerate, with 200,000 employees. …


Ap’s Top 10 State Stories

Here are the Top 10 news stories of 1996 in Washington state as voted by editors and news executives of The Associated Press member newspapers, radio and television stations: 1. …


Looking Back Year Began With Floods, Heated Up With Fights Over Grassburning And Logging, Then Ended With Huge Ice Storm

1. February: Kingston, Idaho, resident Tom Rahm and his dog Endo help a neighbor evacuate as the Coeur d’Alene River swamps the town. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review 2. November: …


Bette Takes Top Honors For Area Concerts

It’s time to pick the top concerts of 1996 in the Inland Northwest, and for me, the task is laughably easy. That’s because of Bette Midler. This Opera House show …


A Global View

Here are the top 10 international news stories of 1996, as chosen by 139 editors in 40 countries: 1. President Clinton re-elected. 2. Boris Yeltsin re-elected Russia’s president, recovers from …


Johnson’s Olympic Double Dubbed Top Story Of ‘96

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