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Community Comment archive for Jan. 1, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2012

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Are Twinkies dead? 

Good morning, Netizens... Everyone has heard of Hostess Twinkies, right? Failing that, at least most people have heard of or indulged in Hostess Wonder bread at one time or another in their lives. Well, huddle up next to your video monitor, because Wednesday of this…

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David Horsey,Los Angeles Times

Why is Romney sporting mom jeans? 

Good morning, Netizens... Try as I might, I admit to being terribly unknowing when it comes to what the hell Mom Jeans are. When cartoonist David Horsey poked fun at candidate Mitt Romney for wearing Mom Jeans, I had no idea what he was talking…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2012

The Snake Pit closes...

Good morning, Netizens... The Snake Pit is closed. For several years, Suzie and I have become fond of traveling to Enaville, Idaho to a quaint place affectionately called The Snake Pit, AKA The Enaville Resort, for meals and conversation. During that time we have become…

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SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2012

Court rules against Shannon Sullivan... 

Good morning, Netizens... Yesterday Shannon Sullivan's efforts to recall Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Tucker landed on the legal rocks, unfortunately. Judge Craig Matheson, of Benton and Franklin counties, said four recall charges drafted by Shannon Sullivan were insufficient and that one of the four…

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Mayor Condon appoints Acting Police Chief... 

Good morning, Netizens... Yesterday Mayor David Condon appointed appointed Maj. Scott Stephens interim police chief and announced plans to review the department’s use-of-force policies and training. Stevens replaces former Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, who retired effective Monday, at a time when the Spokane Police Department…

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MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2012

Short version of the news... 

Good morning, Netizens! A belated Happy New Year to you and yours! I freely admit that, for my part and that of my wife, we avoided the crowds and mayhem of the New Years celebrations throughout Spokane. At the recently-arrived age of 66 years of…

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SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2012

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