Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Thursday, August 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 63° Cloudy

FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012

Parting Shot -- 12.21.12

Lucy Bodenhemier, 11, right, is comforted by her mother, Kathy as community members gather to sing "Silent Night? at the Winterhaven Festival of Lights in Tucson, Ariz., today, as a memorial for the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims. After the song the names of each...

Continue reading this post »


Doomsday Wild Card -- 12.21.12 

Such an incredibly sad week this last week, punctuated by today's moment of silence this morning for the 26 victims of the senseless massacre in Newtown a week ago. The reverberations of the shootings are felt in Kootenai County today, where 3 of the 4...

Continue reading this post »


Would You Post Under Real Name? 65 

Since I started this blog, I've adamantly opposed resorting to real identities for the commenters on the various threads. I'm still against the idea. But not as adamantly. In fact, I'm curious how things would run here, if everyone commented under their real names. I...

Continue reading this post »


PM Headlines -- 12.21.12

Russell Elementary School students serenade Christmas carols tocCity of Moscow employees at City Hall on Thursday. (Moscow Pullman Daily News photo: Dean Hare) 38YO Spirit Lake man faces lewd conduct charges/KHQ Twin Falls paper puts gun column on Page 1/Todd Dvorak, AP Long-time Nampa newspaper...

Continue reading this post »


PM Scanner Traffic -- 12.21.12

5:46 p.m. PFPD is looking for red 1997 Ford Escape that was taken by 2 hitchhikers from Del Taco/H41 after the driver topped & entered restaurant. Hitchhikers described as 5-7 male w/short hair & very small female w/long brown hair, named Michael and Alecia. 5:48...

Continue reading this post »


LCDC: Riverstone On A Roll 22 

Spokesman Keith Erickson provides the following roundup of news from the Lake City Development Corp. meeting this week: Riverstone rebound: Several news businesses have moved into the Riverstone development recently. The Main Street condominiums have sold out and there are plans under way for 150...

Continue reading this post »


Nic's Doomsday Playlist 

Nic doesn't believe the world is coming to an end today (nor do most of you, for that matter): But if you're one of those gullible people making rash decisions based on the assumption that there's no tomorrow, you might as well go out listening...

Continue reading this post »


NIdaho/Friends Blogs -- 12.21.12 

"Granted, they are not exactly those feet that prove you are laying out on a sandy beach somewhere in the Caribbean, but, you get the idea," posts Stebbijo/Stebbijo's Place. "This is the holiday season with my feet up! I am pretty lucky and fortunate, that...

Continue reading this post »


And The Girls' Teams Played On 

It was a strange day for the Coeur d’Alene girls basketball team Thursday. And for Highland of Pocatello for that matter. The teams were scheduled to play tonight in a nonleague game. But CdA learned Thursday that school today was canceled because parents were concerned...

Continue reading this post »


Keeping Tabs On Local Schools 

Student Resource Officers/Detectives Jon Spranget, front and Andy Sterling of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department made a stop at Skyway Elementary, where a schools plus program was in session, during their rounds today. Schools were closed in the Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls and Lakeland school...

Continue reading this post »


Love At The Checkout Counter? 

An express-lane cashier looked up and said “How are you two doing today?” Then, immediately, she realized the man and woman next in line were not together. Each had a shopping basket. No one was troubled, of course. But it would have been the perfect...

Continue reading this post »


Quotable Quote  

"In my very humble opinion, Wayne LaPierre embarrassed himself and the NRA today. He had a chance to change the national opinion of the NRA and he simply threw red meat to the base. He had a week to come up with something meaningful and...

Continue reading this post »


Man Faces Waterboarding Charges 

A Jefferson County man was charged Thursday after authorities accused him of waterboarding at least two boys and injuring a woman who tried to stop him. William Albert Province, 42, also is suspected of making threats to a school, Child Protective Services officials and foster...

Continue reading this post »


Chief Allan Addresses 'Fiscal Cliff" 

Following is an opinion piece by Chief Allan, leader of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe, re: the fiscal cliff: It’s time to buckle down and address one of the biggest budget issues this country has faced in decades, the “fiscal cliff” – a series of...

Continue reading this post »


Digger: But I'm Still Breathing 

Digger: A little shocked to wake up and see my name in the obituaries. Only after rubbing my eyes and reading it again did I discover it said 'Harry D. Johnson.'" Question: Have you ever had a similar experience to the one Digger describes above?

Continue reading this post »


Protester Targets NRA Presser 

Activist Medea Benjamin, of Code Pink, is led away by security as she protests during a statement by National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, left, during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting on Friday in Washington. The nation's largest...

Continue reading this post »


Orzell: We'll Take Mayor Out In 2013 38 

In the last week or so, Mayor Sandi Bloem referred to the attempt earlier this year to recall herself and three members of the City Council as a victory: once at the retirement event for Susan Weathers (retiring City Clerk) and again at her State...

Continue reading this post »


Sandpoint Snowmen Honor Fallen Kids 

Everyone deals with tragedy in their own way. For Sandpoint resident Randy Carne, the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy still weighs heavily on his mind as he and his loved ones as Christmas nears. However, the recent heavy snowfalls have given him a way to...

Continue reading this post »


AM Scanner Traffic -- 12.21.12

11:17 a.m. Commercial fire alarm sounding @ Parkside condos, Front Avenue, CdA. 11:14 a.m. Someone suffering possible stroke near boat launch @ Bayview Marina. 11:09 a.m. DMV workers report wanted person in driver's license office/CdA. 10:22 a.m. CPD Blue stopping to check security @ Winton...

Continue reading this post »


Stocks Sink After GOP Cancels Vote 11 

Investors sent Washington a reminder Friday that Wall Street is a power player in talks to avoid the "fiscal cliff." Stocks fell sharply after House Republicans called off a vote on tax rates and left federal budget talks in disarray 10 days before sweeping tax...

Continue reading this post »


AM Headlines -- 12.21.12 

Idaho's Robert Harris Jr. (1) drives the lane against Boise State's defense during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday in Boise. Idaho, 4-6, led early and at half before faltering late to lose 86-76 to the Broncos, 8-2. SportsLink story...

Continue reading this post »


NRA: Put Armed Cops In Schools 55 

The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.” The National Rifle Association broke its silence today on last week’s shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school...

Continue reading this post »


A Moment Of Silence For Sandy Hook 

A woman, left, wipes tears off a man as they pay respects in front of a makeshift memorial before the couple joined fire officials for a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. (EST) today in Newtown, Conn. Officials say the gunman, Adam Lanza, killed his...

Continue reading this post »


Poll: No To School Employees w/Guns 

Wednesday-Thursday Poll: A slight majority opposes a proposal unanimously approved by the Bonner County GOP Central Committee that would allow school employees to carry guns, on a voluntary basis. 157 of 305 respondents (51.48%) oppose the idea. 138 of 305 respondents (45.25%) support it. 10...

Continue reading this post »


Press: Peace On Earth? 

Children massacred in Connecticut. Fiscal cliff drawing closer. Gun lobby loading up; anti-activists speaking up. And today, if you believe the ethereally deranged, all us sinners in the hands of an angry God will get what we've got coming to us. And no, it won't...

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.