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News >  Spokane

Radio Disc Jockeys Parlay Traffic Tickets Into Publicity

Spokane Mayor Jack Geraghty doesn't care that it's mostly a publicity stunt. He'll take the money and grin. Two radio disc jockeys Monday night handed Geraghty a $1,727 check to pay off their parking ticket, plus 88 other tickets of station listeners.

News >  Spokane

Joint Center Turns Down Market Still Without A Home, Leaders Sought New Lease At Old Site

With no place else to go, leaders of Spokane's Marketplace pleaded Wednesday with their former landlord for a 15-year lease. They went away with nothing more than kind words and wishes of good luck. The Spokane Joint Center for Higher Education board heard the appeal for a new lease on the Division and Riverside site the market used the past four years to sell crafts and food.
News >  Spokane

Some Computer Users Virtually Hooked On Chat

It's 9 p.m. and Gail Hoover knows exactly where her teenagers are. They're looking over her shoulder, waiting for her to get off the home computer so they can dial up a local bulletin board and chat with friends. They'll have to wait because Hoover is getting her nightly fix of keyboard chat. That's where people across town or across the globe exchange nearly simultaneous remarks over the Internet, the vast network of computer users worldwide.
News >  Nation/World

Fireball A Meteor, Experts Say

A large fireball streaking across the region Thursday night was probably a massive meteor, astronomers said Friday. Scientists at Washington State University and Eastern Washington University agreed on one point: Whatever people saw was huge. Moscow, Idaho, resident Lynda Ballard was driving north near that city shortly after 7 p.m. when she spotted a fast-moving object burning through the night sky. It was headed northwest, generally toward the Spokane Valley, she said.
News >  Nation/World

Internet Users Can Keep Up With Earthquake News

Computer users connected to the Internet can track updated information on Japan's devastating earthquake. The global network of computers is buzzing with photos, eyewitness reports and even a piece of fiction written last year about a gigantic earthquake rocking the Land of the Rising Sun. Internet users have dozens of ways to get updates from the area of Japan hit by the quake.
News >  Nation/World

Safe Behind An Electronic Moat

Post Falls homeowners Laurie and Fred Kazlauskas say their $2,000 electronic home security system makes them feel protected whether they are home or not. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review
News >  Nation/World

Christmas Fund 1994 Thousands Benefited From Fund

Organizers of the annual Spokesman-Review Christmas Fund see 1994 as anything but a miss. The fund, which began the day after Thanksgiving, collected $359,153.20, about $37,000 less than the $396,591 raised a year ago. Despite missing the target of $400,000, Christmas Fund Director Ken Trent looks back and sees a list of accomplishments.