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Gonzaga junior forward Kayla Standish has accepted an invitation to try out for the USA Women’s World University Games team. Standish, a 6-foot-3 forward from Ellensburg who was All-West Coast Conference after averaging 17.1 points and 8.4 rebounds, will join 34 other players in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 22-25. She had back-to-back 30-point games in the NCAA tournament as Gonzaga had its most successful season in school history, reaching the Elite Eight.
DigiDeal is dealing again. After negotiating a divorce from majority owner International Gaming Technology, the Spokane Valley maker of electronic table games is growing domestically and internationally, CEO Mike Kuhn said.
Smoke from a flaming toaster filled his living room quickly, but Robert “Bob” Chambers couldn’t call for help. Muscular dystrophy limits his movement, and the 51-year-old Spokane man’s phone was too far out of reach.
MILWAUKEE – On the road again. It’s a recurring theme for teams as they navigate through the marathon National Basketball Association season trying to win while living out of a suitcase.
I still remember the wintry afternoon in my childhood when my dad put houses and hotels on Park Place and Broadway – effectively bankrupting my brother and me. Those were the days before Redbox and Xbox, but board games still are a popular and inexpensive source of fun. This year, in fact, marks the 75th anniversary of Monopoly and the 50th of the Game of Life.
Making it to the Olympic Games has been a dream for some athletes all over the world for more than a century. Athletes practice and sacrifice for their sport with the hopes of traveling to the next games and finding glory in a bronze, silver or gold medal. Hand in hand with those games every two years – the Winter and Summer Games switch off – is the Paralympic Games, athletes with disabilities compete for their own, hard-earned glory.
The man who made the moonwalk famous will soon be getting a planet of his own. The Michael Jackson estate has entered a licensing deal with a Los Angeles company that will create an online virtual world based on the King of Pop called “Planet Michael.”
Sometimes, the cure for the summertime blues is found in a tube sock. Or a pile of cardboard. Maybe even in the ubiquitous empty toilet-paper tube. Kids who spend hours communing with technology – plugged into televisions, computers and iPods – may benefit from some good, old-fashioned arts and crafts fun. Especially if they can then play with what they make.
The Spokane Scottish Highland Games is in need of volunteers for the annual Scottish cultural and athletics event, to be held on Aug. 7. Set up for the games will be on Aug. 6.