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Silverton Medical Center Trims 12 Employees Decline In Number Of Inpatients And Outpatients Leads To LayoffsApril 1, 1998, midnight
A big drop in the number of patients using the Silver Valley Medical Center has caused the Silverton hospital to lay off 12 employees. "Hopefully, it's temporary. We'll bring them back as soon as we can," hospital administrator David Hughes said Tuesday.
March 29, 1998, midnight
1. Basics training. At the Steelworkers Union hall in Kellogg, the Learning Center's Debbie Johansson teaches Issac Cotsford, 17, how to multiply fractions. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review 2. LaVerne Brown, a retired Sunshine Mining worker, works on a computer at the Learning Center. "I just love coming here," Brown said.
Deputies Experience Close Call At Motel Shots Fired At Plummer Eerily Similar To The Tragedy In OmakMarch 28, 1998, midnight
A motel shootout with a happier ending took place in Plummer, Ida., on the same night an Omak, Wash., officer was killed responding to a similar call. The Wednesday incidents were uncannily alike, said Benewah County Sheriff Joe Blackburn. "It was a domestic call at the motel in Plummer," Blackburn said. "The guy had a gun. He fired shots inside the motel and outside."
March 27, 1998, midnight
The owners of a rock quarry along the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River have given up their quest for rezoning that would allow mining to continue. The operation began last year without the necessary county rezone from suburban residential to "natural resource district." People who lived along the scenic river near Enaville were surprised and upset when blasting began. Hundreds more signed a petition objecting to the rock quarry. They were expected to be out in full force Wednesday for a Shoshone County commission hearing on the matter.