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April 1, 1998, midnight
Spokane school administrators banned a book from middle schools Tuesday after deciding the story about a prostitute's daughter is "too mature." English teachers have used the book, called "Rainbow Jordan," for several years in a unit on conflict. Administrators sent a letter announcing the ban to the man who complained about the book.
March 27, 1998, midnight
1. In the photo at left, Shadle Park High School students Dawn Hannahs, foreground, and Viletta Thompson discuss the new teen smoking law during a lunch-hour cigarette break across the street from the school. Photos by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review 2. As if on cue, Spokane police officer Sue Mann, below, turned up to roust the smokers.
March 23, 1998, midnight
Commanding attention. Marshall Aller and his son Brandon, 5, and daughter Alicia, 6, huddle under an umbrella during a rainy ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Spokane Sea Services Museum on Sunday. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review