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Veterans Day on Tuesday is a holiday for some. Schools: Public schools closed. Banks: Most branches closed.
Swinging live chickens over their heads to symbolically cast away their sins, Jews prepared Thursday for Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Devout Jews traditionally perform the ritual in the run-up to Yom Kippur, or Day or Atonement, which is marked by fasting and prayer. Yom Kippur begins at sundown today and ends at sundown Saturday.
The following offices and services will be affected by Labor Day on Monday: Garbage service will be set back one day for next week only.
A traffic accident involving a boat trailer has brought the number of Fourth of July weekend deaths in Elmore County to six. An Idaho State Police dispatcher said Shane Darner, 33, of La Grande, Ore., was killed Saturday afternoon when the Ford Bronco he was driving flipped over.
The following offices will be closed Monday for President's Day:
Several businesses and government services are closed or curtailed today because of New Year's Day holiday. Government offices and banks: Closed.
The Washington Huskies had a secret weapon for the Holiday Bowl that was so secret, they didn't even know about it. But now that it's no longer a secret, it doesn't make it any less of a weapon.
Monday's observance of Columbus Day will close federal offices and most banks. In addition, there will be no mail delivery. Just about everywhere else, though, it'll be business as usual.
You can take out your garbage, but not pick up your mail on Monday, the official federal observance of Columbus Day. Waste Management Inc. will be running its regular schedule of garbage collection. All post offices will be closed.
Patti Murphy enjoys a Mother's Day brunch at the Waterford with her mom, Myrtle Haines. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review
Remembering mothers Jean Saratt, center, is presented with a rose during the Mother's Day Tea at the Pinewood Care Center in Coeur d'Alene. At left is Aratt's friend Bill VanKirk; at right, Pinewood volunteer June Wallner. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review
Helping prepare Vietnamese noodles are Xuan Tran, Tam Duong and On Ha. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review
Some public offices and services will be affected Monday by President's Day: Public schools and colleges won't hold classes.
Briton Wheeler is up to his chin in gifts he purchased for donation to the Tree of Sharing at NorthTown's Naturium. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review
A Thanksgiving harvest surrounds a hand-painted gobbler and pilgrim couple in above photo. Below, a floor grate helps display flowers and miniature fruits and vegetables. Photos by Winterthur Museum (above) and James Yochum (below).
Pearl Harbor survivors join The Nation's Parade Saturday in New York. Photo by Associated Press
Bill Hofmann, foreground, and two other members of the color guard fire a salute Saturday during rededication of the memorial that was moved to the southeast cormer of the Spokane Arena. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review
Cassandra Gordon and George Gould, vice president of Adult Generation Enterprises, have a little fun with the mannequins while setting up for the Veterans Day dance Saturday at The Coeur d'Alene Resort. Photo by Liz Kishimoto/The Spokesman-Review
An 18-year-old Clayton, Wash., man died early Wednesday after his car ran off the road and smashed into several mailboxes. William C. Palmer was driving his Volkswagen bug north on Atlas Road about 12:15 a.m., according to an Idaho State Police report.
Expect choked roadways, plenty of crackling fireworks and a heaping load of sunshine as many Inland Northwest residents head out for extended weekends. If traveling, count on busy highways, say travel experts. According to this year's travel survey of 1,500 people by the American Automobile Association, more people are going to get in their cars and drive 100 miles or more than at any time in the last nine years.