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In Brief: No suspect ID’d in Spokane Valley shooting

From Staff And Wire Reports

Investigators were working Sunday to identify a suspect in the slaying Saturday night of two men at a Spokane Valley apartment building.

No new information was released Sunday about the killings at the Broadway Square Apartments, 11910 E. Broadway Ave.

“We haven’t identified a suspect,” Spokane County sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Mark Gregory said.

Police were called to the scene about 9:30 p.m. after reports of multiple gunshots. One man was found on the ground outside an apartment and the other was dead inside.

The names of the victims have not been released. Neighbors told reporters the dead men were brothers.

CdA, Spokane live theaters renamed

Two Inland Northwest live theater venues are going modern, at least in name.

Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene and Interplayers Professional Theatre in Spokane have been renamed The Modern Theater.

Deeply in debt and facing closure, Interplayers in September merged operations with Lake City Playhouse, a nonprofit community theater company that now oversees both venues.

The organization then decided to rebrand and change its name as well as two venues, which effective today are The Modern Theater Spokane and The Modern Theater Coeur d’Alene.

“This name change allows for streamlining many of our systems and future marketing concepts,” executive artistic director George Green said Sunday in a news release. “… We are making our best efforts to revitalize and grow while honoring the positive history that the prior venues exhibited over many years.”

The company plans to produce at least 14 productions per season plus other special theatrical events, and to offer year-round academic opportunities in voice, dance and acting, including a summer intensive program taught by professional educators and artists.

The Modern Theater has an eight-member board of directors, six full-time staff members and five part-time employees.

The Coeur d’Alene theater seats 160. The Spokane theater seats 250.

UI professor given teaching honor

A University of Idaho professor and environmental chemist received one of the nation’s most prestigious teaching awards Sunday.

Greg Möller is the UI’s first recipient of the National USDA Excellence in Teaching Award, given by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. He is on the faculty of the School of Food Science, operated jointly by the UI and Washington State University.

A 24-year member of the UI faculty, Möller teaches classes on the principles of sustainability, the principles of environmental toxicology and food toxicology. All are available for viewing online for free, although students must register and complete assignments to receive university credit.

He is among those pioneering documentary-style videos that use media techniques to engage students and deliver information. Möller said the quality of online education is especially challenging when teachers and students are on different schedules.

“I recognized early that in digital education, I will rarely, if ever, be in the same time zone as my students,” he said in a news release.

“This new approach couples the information intensity of a university lecture with the audiovisual warmth and dynamics of a documentary film,” Möller said.

Woman in hospital does not have Ebola

PORTLAND – Oregon health officials said a woman who visited West Africa and was hospitalized in Oregon with a fever does not have Ebola.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised officials at Providence Milwaukie Hospital that no further testing is required.

Officials said Friday that the woman had no known contact with anyone affected with the virus and was considered a low risk for contracting the disease.

Tri-County Health Officer Dr. Paul Lewis said officials are satisfied that the system worked well.

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