Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 34° Partly Cloudy

MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011

Wild Card/Monday -- 3.21.11 20 

If Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are the three milestones in the long walk toward winter, can we say that Groundhog's Day, the beginning of MLB spring training, and daylight-saving time are the three steps toward spring -- for every place in U.S. but Inland Northwest?…

Continue reading this post »

Washington State guard Klay Thompson, right, drives around Olkahoma State guark Markel Brown in the first half of an NIC Tournament basketball game on Monday, March 21, 2011, at Jack Friel Court in Pullman, Wash. (Geoff Crimmins / Moscow-pullman Daily News)

WSU 74, Oklahoma State 64

Washington State guard Klay Thompson, right, drives around Olkahoma State guark Markel Brown in the first half of an NIC Tournament basketball game tonight at Jack Friel Court in Pullman. WSU stopped Oklahoma State 74-64 to earn the right to host a quarterfinal game in…

Continue reading this post »

Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot (21) is chased by UCLA's Markel Walker (23) and Christina Nzekwe (4) as she races upcourt during the first half of their second-round game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Monday, March 21, 2011, in Spokane, Wash. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Lady Zags 89, UCLA 75

Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot (21) is chased by UCLA's Markel Walker (23) and Christina Nzekwe (4) as she races upcourt during the first half of their second-round game of the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament Monday in Spokane. Vandersloot scored 29 points and dished out 17…

Continue reading this post »

Parting Shot: Lovely First Ladies 

First Lady Michelle Obama and Chilean First Lady Cecilia Morel walk past the troops during an arrival ceremony at La Moneda Palace in Santiago, Chile, today. Reportedly, Chile President Sebastian Pinera engaged in personal chitchat with President Barack Obama. "I think the first lady of…

Continue reading this post »

Harwood Tells 3 Megaload Whoppers 

There were a few whoppers told on the House floor today in the debate over HB 193a, the bill to block citizen lawsuits over giant megaloads on Idaho roads. First, the bill's sponsor, Rep. Dick Harwood, R-St. Maries, pictured, repeatedly said the companies shipping megaloads…

Continue reading this post »

PM Headlines -- 3.21.11

Anneliese Walser, 6, and older sister Gretta Walser, 9, Boise, help get a kite ready for flight on a windy first day of Spring with their parents Chris Walser and Ashley Davis at Camel's Back Park in Boise Sunday. The National Weather Service in Boise…

Continue reading this post »

Aphoto Of The Day -- 3.21.11 

Three fans reach out for a ball, but not before San Francisco Giants first baseman Travis Ishikawa, right, can make the catch for an out on a ball hit by Chicago Cubs' Alfonso Soriano in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Sunday…

Continue reading this post »

PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.21.11

5:36 p.m. CPD Blue stopping @ Auto Zone near Govt Way & Appleway to check large pothole. 5:32 p.m. 30ish woman is unconscious after overdose @ Westminster & Pacific/CdA. 4:40 p.m. Caller reports that a man in a green Pathfinder, with a female passenger, pulled…

Continue reading this post »

Where Was George & Eric? 

The paragraphs that conclude Cameron Rasmusson's (Bonner Daily Bee) report on the Bonner County Lincoln Day Dinner Friday are interesting: “Finally, local legislators took their turns at the mic. Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, and Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens outlined their support for the strategy…

Continue reading this post »

Joker Proposes Whacky Pol Brackets 

"Since my NCAA bracket is busted," posts Joker in the Wild Card thread "I think we should have some fun at the Legislators’ expense. How about a March Madness Tournament for whackiest politician in Idaho. (Make your picks): Teabagger Region: 1. Phil Hart, 2. Bob…

Continue reading this post »

NIdaho Blogs -- 3.21.11

Kama Griffitts, the former Coeur d'Alene High star who led NIC's Lady Cards to the national NJCAA women's basketball championship in Salinas, Kan., Saturday, is all smiles as she returns home. You can see more photos of the homecoming by Kerri Thoreson/More Main Street here.…

Continue reading this post »

CSI Wins National Championship, Too 

College of Southern Idaho celebrates after the Eagles won the NJCAA men's basketball national championship game 72-64 over Midland College, Saturday, at the Sport Arena in Hutchinson, Kan. Stories here and here. (APhoto/The Hutchinson News, Travis Morisse) Question: With the NIC Cardinal Lady Cardinals winning…

Continue reading this post »

HubieN75: Take Yer Hat Off 

HubieN75: In the comment thread re: the High Noon topic about wearing hats, HubieN75 brings up an interesting point when he writes: "I was always taught to remove my hat indoors. But that bit of etiquette seems to have slipped into obscurity." As I type…

Continue reading this post »

Oopsy: Rocky Now In 4th Term

There's an error in the poll to the right in which I ask for a grade for Sheriff Rocky Watson's tenure at the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department. I mention two-plus terms. It should be three-plus terms, 17 years in all so far. You can read…

Continue reading this post »

Vandals To Play BYU, Not Boise State

The Vandals will open the 2011 season with a rematch against Bowling Green at home and two tough, nonconference road trips to Texas A&M (Sept. 17) and Virginia (Oct. 1). The Vandals released their schedule today. For the first time in years, the lineup doesn’t…

Continue reading this post »

Otis: Doesn't Idaho ♥ Girl Scouts? 

Otis Experience: Here’s a story problem for you: I’ve been selling Girl Scout cookies. In Washington, they’re $4.00 a box. In Idaho, they’re $4.25 a box. Now… “liberal” Washington has no sales tax on food, so that’s why they’re only $4.00. In “conservative” Idaho, food…

Continue reading this post »

Children's Ride Ends In Tragedy 

Rescue workers look over the scene of an accident after a children's train ride at Cleveland Park derailed in Spartanburg, S.C. , Saturday. A state inspector falsified a safety report and never tested the children's train ride that crashed over the weekend, killing a boy…

Continue reading this post »

Crump: To Band-Aid Or Not? 

I had some very minor surgery on my face last week, but it left me with a very major Band-Aid. Basically, it’s like a neon sign. It’s hard to finesse what befalls your mug. “What happened to you?” a co-worker asked. “Oh, I had a…

Continue reading this post »

April Fool's Day For Adjournment? 

Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, told the full Senate that it will begin meeting on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in an attempt to complete its work by April 1. Davis said it would be possible to adjourn by that date "only if all…

Continue reading this post »

Southern Idaho Seniors Strut Stuff

At 71, Jeanne Meyer still works as a hairstylist. The Twin Falls woman celebrated her 70 birthday by going skydiving. She writes cowboy poetry and has more energy than many 20-somethings. On March 11, she and two other women — Linda Johnson, 64, of Wendell…

Continue reading this post »

INW Headlines -- 3.21.11

Post Falls police Officer J.D. Putnam returns to his car after a traffic stop on Friday. The department uses Coban in-car cameras to record every stop officers make. Story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Cash-strapped Spokane forced to update street signs/KREM Idaho releases 2011 football…

Continue reading this post »

High Noon: The Hat Is Back 

I used to think it old fashioned that my dad always wore a hat. He had a gray one, a brown one, I think, and I vaguely remember a dapper looking summertime straw hat. I never remember seeing him in a cap, but hardly ever…

Continue reading this post »

Bonds Perjury Trial Finally Begins 

Barry Bonds arrives at the federal courthouse in San Francisco on Monday. The Bonds perjury trial is finally scheduled to get under way, more than three years after baseball's all-time home run leader was charged with lying to a federal grand jury when he denied…

Continue reading this post »

AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.21.11 

11:39 a.m. Caller reports an unwanted person hanging around 1519 Sherman/CdA. 11:24 a.m. Caller reports a blue pickup w/tan canopy w/b on Seltice Way ran NW Blvd light. 11:18 a.m. A large, wooden pallet is lying on w/b I-90 @ M/P 4 (west of Spokane/PF).…

Continue reading this post »

Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.