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MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012

The old Continental Baking building on Broadway, between Post and Lincoln, is shown in a composite of two photographs: one taken in 2011 and one taken about 1930, when a Wonder Bread bakery was housed there. Web extra: Browse <a href="http://www.spokesman.com/picture-stories/then-and-now-collages/">a gallery of historic and present-day photo illustrations</a> at spokesman.com. (Photo illustration by Jesse Tinsley)

Parting Shot: Continental Baking building 

The old Continental Baking building on Broadway, between Post and Lincoln, is shown in a composite of two photographs: one taken in 2011 and one taken about 1930, when a Wonder Bread bakery was housed there. Jesse Tinsley, photo Businessman David Ackerman, born in 1873,...

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Monday Wild Card 12/10/12 

I followed an interesting discussion between The Governor and JohnA on the Mary: Hold onto your wallets thread this weekend. For all DFO's dissing of my Spokane home, I've got far deeper CdA roots than he. My Grandpa owned the Hayden Feed Store for many...

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Planely scene: A Southwest Airlines flight takes off from Spokane International Airport on Tuesday. Work on the airport’s main runway is scheduled to be finished within the next 10 days. Work is also being performed on Fairchild Air Force Base runways. A few Air Force tankers are based at Spokane International, while the rest are flying out of Moses Lake. (Christopher Anderson)

Good Airport News 

Drivers picking up someone at Spokane International Airport have a new amenity to make the trip easier. The airport last month opened a free new parking lot along West Airport Drive that is designated for cellphone users who are picking up passengers. Drivers can pull...

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TWolf22: Pass a law 19 

On the Ed funding not up to snuff thread, TWolf answers the question "What can be done to improve Idaho schools: "Force the parents to be accountable for the effort and behavior of their kids." Spudbob asks: "I am guessing that most parents do a...

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PSY

Obamas enjoy PSY, others 

WASHINGTON – A holiday concert attended Sunday by President Barack Obama and his family included some non-traditional entertainment this year: a performance by South Korean rapper and Internet sensation PSY. PSY – wearing an all-red outfit including a sparkling, sequined top – was backed by...

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Fannie, Freddie managers earned $200K 

WASHINGTON — A government report finds median pay for nearly 2,000 senior managers at government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exceeded $200,000 last year. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the two mortgage giants, also did an inadequate job monitoring pay, according to the...

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Cats and Christmas

Cats and Christmas 

As you can see Milo and Thor are less than thrilled about the darling Santa hat and jingle bell collar I purchased for them. However, they love the Christmas tree. Especially, Thor who can't keep his paws off the decorations or his nose out of...

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Sarah Wells,11,left and Emma Uecker, 12, both from Sandpoint Charter School enjoyed a free ski day for honor roll students at Schweitzer Mountain on Thursday, March 25, 2010. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Schweitzer benefit features $10 lift tickets

WINTER SPORTS — Schweitzer Mountain Resort will be offering $10 lift tickets on Friday (Dec. 14) with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Community Cancer Services and the Bonner Partners in Care Clinic. The event is Schweitzer’s first major event of the winter season. Schweitzer...

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Union backers protest right-to-work bills outside Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker’s Kalamazoo, Mich., office Sunday. (Associated Press)

Unions vow payback 

Union backers protest right-to-work bills outside Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker’s Kalamazoo, Mich., office Sunday. LANSING, Mich. – With defeat in the Michigan Legislature virtually certain, Democrats and organized labor intend to make enactment of right-to-work laws as uncomfortable as possible for Gov. Rick Snyder and his...

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N. Idaho doubles clout

BOISE - Lawmakers from Lewiston north will take up eight of the 20 seats on the Idaho Legislature’s powerful joint budget committee when the legislative session convenes in January, doubling the representation for the region on the budget-writing panel. “Five of us are in the...

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Arizona Lottery Director of Budget, Products and Communications Karen Bach, left, and Arizona Lottery Executive Director Jeff Hatch-Miller stand next to an enlargement of the winning $587.5 Million Powerball ticket, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 during a news conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Lottery held the news conference to announce that the Arizona Lottery Powerball jackpot winning ticket has been claimed by an unidentified Arizona man. The $587.5 million jackpot is the largest in Powerball history and will be shared by co-winners Mark and Cindy Hill from Missouri. (Matt York / Associated Press)

AZ Powerball winner's name released 

Arizona Lottery Director of Budget, Products and Communications Karen Bach, left, and Arizona Lottery Executive Director Jeff Hatch-Miller stand next to an enlargement of the winning $587.5 Million Powerball ticket, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 during a news conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. PHOENIX — The second...

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The first page of the Gospel according to St. Luke, or the “Di Gud Nyuuz bout Jiizas azkaadn tu Luuk.” (Associated Press)

High Noon: Di Gud Nyuuz 

The first page of the Gospel according to St. Luke, or the “Di Gud Nyuuz bout Jiizas azkaadn tu Luuk.” KINGSTON, Jamaica – When English teacher Faith Linton first proposed translating the Bible into Jamaica’s patois tongue in the late 1950s, most people shook their...

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EOB: Ed funding 'probably not' up to snuff 11 

BOISE – Idaho is “probably not” meeting the state constitution’s requirements to provide for education, Gov. Butch Otter told a crowd of more than 400 people last week. The implications of that are serious: The state currently is being sued over the issue. “I would...

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Ashley Hunt comforts her son, Noah, as certified medical assistant Toni Piacquaddio gives him a third vaccination shot during his one-year checkup recently at the Group Health Lidgerwood facility. 
 (Photos by Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

More Idaho parents nix vaccinations 

Ashley Hunt comforts her son, Noah, as certified medical assistant Toni Piacquaddio gives him a third vaccination shot during his one-year checkup recently at the Group Health Lidgerwood facility. TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho Department of Health and Welfare officials say more parents are...

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Blackfoot School District: Something to hide? 

An eastern Idaho judge has ordered the Blackfoot School District to release all documents surrounding a separation agreement and a consulting fee by mid-week, the AP reports. Sixth District Judge David Nye issued the order Friday afternoon in response to an open records lawsuit filed...

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Trees stand ready for Christmas duty at Carver Farms in Newman Lake. (Kimberly Lusk)

Christmas Trees: Real or Fake? 

Trees stand ready for Christmas duty at Carver Farms in Newman Lake. With the countdown to Christmas well under way, families are flocking to area farms and lots to pick the perfect tree. “It’s a family tradition,” said Chelsey Williamson. “We come out every year...

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Obama, Boehner: Cliff Notes 

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met Sunday at the White House to discuss the ongoing negotiations over the impending “fiscal cliff,” the first meeting between just the two leaders since they both won re-election. Spokesmen for both Obama and Boehner...

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Chris Henry, left, and Chase Lawrence embrace and kiss during their wedding ceremony in front of friends early Sunday morning at a friend’s home near Medical Lake. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Same sex wedding near Medical Lake 

Chris Henry, left, and Chase Lawrence embrace and kiss during their wedding ceremony in front of friends early Sunday morning at a friend’s home near Medical Lake. When Chase Lawrence was in the fourth grade, his teacher asked his class to envision their future. Lawrence...

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Eastern Washington tight end Cody Humphrey celebrates after scoring a first-half touchdown off a Kyle Padron pass against Illinois State on Saturday. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Zags fall, Eagles and Hawks rise

Eastern Washington tight end Cody Humphrey celebrates after scoring a first-half touchdown off a Kyle Padron pass against Illinois State on Saturday. What a sports weekend! My husband is an EWU alum and my son works and will soon attend school at GU and all...

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