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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Dave Boling

Dave Boling

Current Position: staff writer

covers the Seattle Seahawks, Gonzaga University men's basketball, and college track and field.

Most Recent Stories


A Real Bright Idea: When All Else Fails, Use Headlight Alibi

We're hearing some indignant outcry about Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman - the NBA's most talented transvestite. The Bulls' fancy forward recently showed up at a book-signing in Chicago decked out as a woman, proving that only a slender feathered boa separates cross-training from cross-dressing. Photos moved nationally and critics began labeling Rodman "Rod-woman."

Active Slack Time With Dan O’Brien As His Master, WSU Decathlete Won’t Accept Token Effort

1. Dan O'Brien predicts Slack could attain 8,000 points in the decathlon, given his strength in field events such as the pole vault. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review 2. The confident Slack often weighs his chances as excellent in big meets. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review 3. Leo Stack's rise in the decathlon can be traced to Dan O'Brien. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review 4. Dan O'Brien

Even In Bad Times, Bloomsday Retains Its Basic Character

Some will argue that Spokane is a city with all the flavor of vanilla pudding spread sparingly upon white bread. Except for a few special events - particularly Bloomsday. It is 60,000-some friends and neighbors coming together to work up a horrendous pit and generate enough energy to differentiate the community from Des Moines or Topeka or any of a half-dozen Bloomingtons around the country.

Two-Timing Tee-Timers Targeted

Tee-time gluttons beware, you're being watched. Courses in the area are discovering a new phenomenon: golfers who reserve tee times at more than one course - for the same time - and then leave one reservation unused. Four other frustrated golfers, meanwhile, sit home polishing their putters because they were told that all tee times were booked.

Athletes Endure Chilly Pelluer

Kim Jones powers toward Pelluer Invitational meet record in 3,000 meters. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review

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