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Saturday, May 8, 2004

News

Here's a list of all stories that were posted online May 8, 2004

Death penalty to be sought in murder case
Kootenai County Prosecutor Bill Douglas filed notice of intent to seek the death penalty against an Athol man accused of shooting another man to death at his ex-wife's house in early February.

Haiti to get $40 million in U.S. aid
WASHINGTON -- Haiti's interim prime minister left Washington on Friday with a $40 million aid commitment from the Bush administration and additional promises of assistance to his struggling nation from various international organizations.

For the record
For Saturday, May 8, 2004

Bomb kills worshippers at Pakistani mosque
KARACHI, Pakistan -- A powerful bomb ripped through a crowded Shiite Muslim mosque during Friday prayers, killing at least 15 people and injuring more than 100 others.

Fingerprints on bag led to lawyer's arrest
MADRID, Spain -- The fingerprints of an American lawyer arrested in the Madrid terror bombing probe were found on a plastic shopping bag containing detonators like those used in the train attacks, the Spanish government said Friday. Related stories

Mother seeks help to free daughter
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- The mother of an American jailed on terrorism charges in Peru told an international court on Friday that her daughter should be freed because Peru's judicial system is inept.

Immigrant issues testimony challenge
A cigarette smuggler is challenging testimony by a key prosecution witness in the post-Sept. 11 convictions of three Moroccan immigrants, a defense lawyer said Friday.

Kofi Annan continues work despite threats
Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he was taking seriously a death threat against him and other U.N. officials allegedly from terror leader Osama bin Laden, but he pledged Friday to "carry on with my work.'' Related stories

Lapses prompt more security protections
After a rash of security lapses, the Energy Department is looking to create an elite force of federal guards to protect plutonium and weapons-usable uranium from terrorists, while also preparing plans to move some of the material to more secure areas.

Campaign notebook
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Gore reveals plans to buy cable news network
Former Vice President Al Gore plans to launch a cable news network for young adults that he says will be "irreverent and bold'' but not liberal.

Woman's princess lifestyle catches up
She called herself a Saudi princess and she apparently lived like one. In a spree along Madison Avenue, "Princess'' Antoinette Millard spent more than $1 million between November and January at such boutiques as Barneys, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, according to authorities.

Girl's remains identified after six years in storage
SEARCY, Ark. -- The remains of a 16-year-old girl sat in a sheriff department's evidence room for years before investigators took the proper steps to identify them.

Priest pleads not guilty to charges of murder
A Roman Catholic priest accused of the ritualistic killing of a nun 24 years ago pleaded not guilty Friday to aggravated murder.

Drive-by shooting wounds 4 at high school
RANDALLSTOWN, Md. -- Four students were wounded Friday in a drive-by shooting at a high school outside Baltimore, authorities said. Related stories

Full-size SUV sales stumbling
Sales of full-size sport utility vehicles tumbled last month, and sales of some smaller, more fuel-efficient SUVs boomed in what could be a sign that higher fuel prices are hurting automakers' high-profit models.

Fox may sue sign company for failing to post cheeky billboard
ATLANTA -- Fox News Channel is threatening to take a sign company to court if it does not post a cheeky billboard tweaking arch rival CNN.

Poetry collection has unlikely source
The themes found in a newly uncovered collection of traditional Japanese verse would be familiar to any reader here: the melancholy passing of the seasons, fleeting beauty, the inevitability of death.

Lost painting given to Jewish institution
More than six decades after the Holocaust, a painting from the home of a family that fled the Nazis was donated Friday to a Jewish history center in Manhattan. Claims experts tracked it down to a Berlin institution.

Judge orders couple not to conceive
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A couple has been ordered not to conceive any more children until the ones they already have are no longer in foster care.

Krispy Kreme feeling pinch from low-carb craze
The low-carb diet craze is taking a bite out of Krispy Kreme. The doughnut company's shares tumbled 23 percent Friday in early trading after it lowered its earnings forecast by 10 percent for the year, in part because of increasing consumer interest in the popular weight-loss approach. Shares closed at $22.51, down $9.29.

Museum faced with prehistoric jigsaw puzzle
When officials at the COSI Columbus science museum unpacked bubble-wrapped bones for an exhibit of dinosaurs found in China, they didn't find any assembly instructions.

Emily and Jacob still most popular baby names
Emily again topped the list of most popular baby girl names last year, registering as No. 1 for the eighth straight time. Jacob led among names for boys for the fourth year in a row.

San Diego university hit again by hackers
Hackers broke into the computer system of the University of California, San Diego, compromising confidential information on about 380,000 students, teachers, employees, alumni and applicants.

Shells used in driveways not just from clams
Delaware dwellers seeking more bang for their buck by using clam shells to pave driveways may get more bang than they bargained for.

U.S. job picture brightens; deficit outlook improves
WASHINGTON -- A springtime surge in hiring rumbled into a second month as employers added nearly 300,000 new jobs in April, lowering the unemployment rate to 5.6 percent.

Boss is wrong when he thinks boss is always right
In a space of 24 hours last month I listened to a smart executive complain about how his bosses view any disagreement on tactics, strategies or budgets as disloyal. Then, I read a crucial passage in the controversial new book “Against All Enemies” by Richard A. Clarke (Free Press, 2004).

High silver prices a bonus to miners
COEUR D'ALENE -- Lucky Friday miners pocketed an extra $3,000 each during the first quarter of 2004, the biggest bonus they've seen in years.

Coming Sunday
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Richland, has 3,600 employees and performs about $600 million worth of research each year. Yet, so far, none of that federally funded research has resulted in the creation of spinoff companies in the Spokane or Coeur d'Alene areas. Still, economic-development officials here see PNNL as a key element in the Inland Northwest's future and want to make the region a stronger contender for the lab's spinoffs.

Passing the torch
OMAHA, Neb. -- Gray and bespectacled, Warren Buffett would seem an unlikely character to garner the kind of adoration usually reserved for rock stars.

EDC gets nod as top economic planner
A California business consultant will recommend that the Spokane Area Economic Development Council take the lead in coordinating business and economic planning for the region.

Spokane climbing up Forbes list
Five years after nearly hitting rock bottom in a magazine ranking, Spokane has reached its highest-ever standing in Forbes' list of the best cities to do business.

Jobs data scares away investors
NEW YORK -- New data showing blistering job growth in the U.S. sent stocks tumbling Friday, with the potential for higher corporate earnings doing little to assuage investors' concern over the speeding economy's impact on interest rates.

As workers stop looking, Idaho jobless rate declines
BOISE-- Idaho's unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level on record in April but only because thousands of so-called “discouraged workers” stopped looking for jobs.

While others suffer, Southwest not feeling pain of high fuel costs
NEW YORK-- As oil prices head over $40 a barrel, squeezing transportation company profits, one petroleum user is sitting pretty: Southwest Airlines Co.

Packets lands deal
World Wide Packets, based in Spokane Valley, announced Friday it has signed a large contract with ntlInc., the second-largest broadband carrier in the United Kingdom.

Oil prices hit a 13-year high
WASHINGTON -- With the peak summer driving season just around the corner, the price of oil climbed to $40 a barrel on Friday and analysts said motorists should brace for more expensive gasoline in the days ahead.

Al-Sadr denounces abuse of prisoners
A defiant Muqtada al-Sadr delivered Friday prayers at a Kufa mosque, denouncing U.S. abuse of Iraqi prisoners, while the radical Shiite cleric's militiamen battled American troops in two cities. At least 23 Iraqis died, including six members of one family. Related stories

More abuse photos expected
WASHINGTON -- Embattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Friday apologized for the abuse of Iraqi detainees by U.S. soldiers, refused to yield to calls from Democrats that he resign and prepared lawmakers for more reports of mistreatment and criminal behavior by military personnel. Related stories

Houses of God
T hey gather each week in the living room of a north Spokane home to worship God and learn Jesus' teachings.

There's a morel to this story
Last year's forest fires are now producing bumper crops of morel mushrooms. Scores of local pickers are heading to charred areas looking for the tasty specimens, which poke out of the forest floor like wrinkled, golden thumbs during the warm days of early May.

Walla Walla's VA hospital won't be closed
An election-year battle to save the Veterans Affairs hospital in Walla Walla ended this week in a victory for veterans, as the Washington state congressional delegation announced that the Bush administration has withdrawn its plan to close the facility.

Experts say almost anyone can tumble into cruel behavior
They appear to be mostly ordinary Americans: sons and daughters of small towns, committed parents, a mechanic, a fisherman, a parade volunteer. The Army may append another line to each of their dossiers: tormenter of helpless prisoners. Related stories

Prison findings
Related stories

VA to build two hospitals, close three
LAS VEGAS -- The Veterans Affairs Department announced a major restructuring plan Friday that includes $6.1 billion in spending increases, the closing of three hospitals and an upgrade of several outdated facilities.

Republican primary will decide election
The hot three-way race for one of North Idaho's Senate seats won't be decided in November's general election -- it'll be decided right now, in the Republican primary. Related stories

Lawyer: Ex-felons can't be evicted
Groups of inmates on probation or recently released from prison can rent a house in a "family'' neighborhood while they try to get back on their feet, an attorney for the city of Coeur d'Alene has concluded.

Former CFO charged with embezzlement
The former chief financial officer for two North Idaho hospitals was charged with 13 counts of theft on Friday as Shoshone County prosecutors accused him of embezzling $55,000.

Students excel in Forestry Contest
Panhandle pieces: GROWING UP in the flat landscape of the Midwest, Kurt Koetter knew he wanted to live someplace with mountains and trees.

Accuracy watch
Suspect misidentified Because of a reporting error, a Friday story and headline misidentified a 23-year-old man charged with two counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes. Mark D. Crouch was a paid assistant baseball coach at Northwest Christian High School, but not a teacher there.

District approves virtual charter school
The tiny Whitepine School District plans to launch the state's second virtual charter school, hoping to reach as many as 1,000 Idaho students over the Internet.

Mobile clinic offers information to uninsured
A clinic on wheels will visit communities in North Idaho during Cover the Uninsured Week, May 10-16.

Woman dies of injuries from apartment fire
A 60-year-old woman rescued from a burning apartment on Wednesday died in a Seattle hospital Thursday from her injuries.

Letter carriers ollecting for food bank today
Letter carriers in Coeur d'Alene will be collecting nonperishable food donations today during the 12th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

CdA names Conley 'Educator of the Year'
The Coeur d'Alene School District has named seventh-grade teacher Paula Conley as its "Educator of the Year.''

Former governor admits affair with teen
PORTLAND -- Just days before a weekly newspaper was about to publish a detailed account of his affair with a 14-year-old girl in the 1970s, former Oregon Gov. Neil Goldschmidt abruptly withdrew from public life, a sudden end to one of the most storied political careers in state history.

Company to show T. rex excavation online
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A company that digs up dinosaurs will use the Internet to give the public a look as it unearths a Tyrannosaurus rex from 65 million years ago.

Americans value human dignity
Abu Ghraib reflects American culture, not values, Kathleen Parker says.

We can’t claim moral high ground
It is the pictures not seen that tell the full sadistic story. The pictures of hooded, stripped-down and wired Abu Ghraib prisoners in “posed” sex acts not aired on America's networks or published in family newspapers because they are so obscene, so revolting and so inflammatory that we know what would happen.

Jorgenson has grasp on issues
our view

Pistons' backcourt rains baskets on New Jersey
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Chauncey Billups flicked his wrist and sent a high-arching 3-pointer through the air. Jason Kidd, standing helplessly in the lane, followed the flight of the ball as it went through the net.

Crater Lake picked for Oregon quarter
An image of Crater Lake was recommended for the Oregon commemorative quarter by a panel that chose among four designs, the state treasurer's office announced Friday.

Idaho records
For Saturday, May 8, 2004

Stabbing may be Valley's first homicide
One word allegedly enraged 23-year-old Lance A. Leighton Thursday afternoon. "Maybe,'' Jeffery Bieber reportedly responded when Leighton asked if the young man was messing with him.

Cricket grows West
Sometimes instead of chemical engineering, Vaideeswaran Sivaswamy's mind strays to strategies for protecting his wicket stumps.

Junior Lilac Parade ready to roll today
The streets of downtown Spokane will be full of kids this morning as the Junior Lilac Parade gets under way.

Northwest students react to coach's arrest
Students and staff at a private Spokane high school dealt with the news Friday that one of their athletic coaches was arrested Thursday after police accused him of soliciting sex from a 13-year-old girl online.

Mechetti goes out on a high note
Fabio Mechetti ended his 11 years as the Spokane Symphony's music director Friday with a triumphant performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the Opera House. The Ninth Symphony's position in orchestral history -- fulfilling the past and standing at the edge of the future -- made it an appropriate choice for Mechetti's farewell performance.

Sea-Tac replaces top four security managers
The four top security managers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are being replaced immediately, the Transportation Security Administration announced Friday. Related stories

A question of growth
Eastern Washington University student Christal Simmons, 31, said Spokane Valley lacks good places to study.

Fallen remembered
LACEY, Wash. -- The sound of bagpipes filled a college gymnasium Friday, as police from across the state paid tribute to 10 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Fund luncheon surpasses goal
The Women Helping Women Fund raised $234,000 at its 12th annual luncheon this week. A mostly female crowd of 1,700 attended Thursday's gathering at the Spokane Convention Center. Each one wrote a check for at least $100.

Man confesses to bank thefts
A serial bank robber arrested last fall while quietly reading in a Spokane Valley bookstore confessed Friday to robbing nine banks throughout the West.

Ex-driver for Bin Laden wants case to go forward
SEATTLE -- Military and civilian attorneys challenging the legality of military tribunals at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp on Friday urged a federal judge to quickly resolve the case, filed on behalf of a former driver for Osama bin Laden. Related stories

Guard officer accused of photographing women in shower
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- A former National Guard commander accused of photographing naked female U.S. soldiers as they showered at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison faces legal proceedings at Fort Lewis, Wash., officials said Friday. Related stories

Convicted bookie faces new charges
An accused Spokane-area bookmaker, on parole for a federal gambling conviction, now faces new charges following an investigation by state agents.

Locke returns unspent funds to his donors
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Gov. Gary Locke has given back nearly $190,000 in campaign contributions since he announced last year that he wouldn't seek a third term. Related stories

Hanford to install air monitors at treatment plant
A contractor building a plant to treat radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear reservation plans to install air monitors in response to concerns by some workers about chemical vapors from the nearby underground tanks that now hold the waste. Related stories

Couple flees Circle J mobile home fire
The attic space of a mobile home caught fire late Thursday. No one was injured in the fire at Circle J mobile home park at 7800 E. Alki Ave., although two middle-aged residents had to be evacuated.

Seattle men sentenced in beating death
Two men who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the beating death of an advocate for the homeless were sentenced Friday in Superior Court to long prison terms.

Beating the clock becomes game in itself
The moment was rife with temptation. I had just polished off a couple of early morning projects on my “Honey-do” list and decided to grab my clubs and check out the city's new Fast Play Days policy at Downriver Golf Course.

Shadow open at home tonight against rival Reds
The Spokane Shadow begin their tenth season tonight at Joe Albi Stadium against a familiar opponent: the Yakima Reds.

Edgar quiets naysayers
SEATTLE -- The talk shows already were buzzing and even Edgar Martinez's biggest fans were growing restless. At age 41, had his skills finally declined beyond repair? Martinez had batted just .287 in the first month of the season and the first few days of May hadn't helped the average, which dipped to .260 earlier this week. Related stories

NL standings

AL standings

Friday’s AL games

Berroa signs extension with Royals
American League rookie of the year Angel Berroa and the Kansas City Royals agreed Friday to an $11 million, four-year contract extension.

Friday’s NL games

Woods takes Wachovia lead
Tiger Woods says his game is starting to come around, and not many doubted him Friday in the Wachovia Championship in Charlotte, N.C.

Briefly

On the air
For Saturday, May 8, 2004

Today’s menu

Coughlin could be in trouble with NFLPA
The NFL Players Association is investigating complaints about New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin's offseason training program.

A more important 3-pointer
INDIANAPOLIS -- When Astou Ndiaye-Diatta returned to her apartment following a recent Indiana Fever practice, she found the usual welcome-home present: three dirty diapers.

Talent-rich Kings built to overcome
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Sacramento Kings are one of the few teams with enough talent to consistently overcome off nights by their leading scorer.

Conducting himself with humility
Maybe it's because he's overshadowed by Phil Jackson, who is running out of fingers for championship rings.

No coach able to escape from Eastern front
The dean of Eastern Conference coaches, Terry Stotts, was fired Friday after 1 1/2 seasons with the Atlanta Hawks. That must seem like an eternity to Tim Floyd, who was dismissed by the New Orleans Hornets after just one disappointing season.

Miami needs to turn up the heat
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Miami Heat let Indiana control the pace of Game 1 and they paid for it.

Final could be U.S., Canada
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- The hockey world championships could feature a title game between the United States and Canada -- the tournament's first all-North American final in 54 years.

Yzerman puts an end to talk of retirement
Detroit captain Steve Yzerman wants to keep playing despite recent surgery for a scratched cornea and multiple fractures below his left eye.

NHL conference finals

AHL suspends player through ’05
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- An American Hockey League player was suspended Friday through the end of next season for a two-handed, stick-swinging attack on an opponent.

High school schedule

Nextel has impressed doubters
When NASCAR announced last June that Nextel would be the new sponsor of its elite racing series, the skeptics were front and center.

New vs. old for Gonzaga
Three of the four members of Gonzaga University's latest recruiting class are scheduled to play against a team of former local college standouts, including graduating GU seniors Blake Stepp and Cory Violette, in the Barnstormin' Tour all-star basketball game that will be held on Saturday, May 15, at Spokane Falls Community College. Related stories

Idaho golf qualifiers will begin play next Monday
State-qualifying high school golf tournaments will be held next week. Here's how teams and individuals can earn state berths:

Vikings finish regular season perfect at 24-0
Heather Helmhout and Jenna DeLong tossed back-to-back, five-inning one-hitters Friday as Coeur d'Alene wrapped up a perfect regular season with a 10-0, 10-0 sweep of visiting Moscow in Inland Empire League softball.

Snow eliminates NIC from conference tourney
Dristeena Veazie shook off a poor start and Snow College scored twice in the top of the seventh inning Friday to defeat North Idaho College 5-4, eliminating the Cardinals from the Scenic West Athletic Conference softball tournament at Cooper Diamonds in St. George, Utah.

Shadle qualifies for district
Darin Holcomb homered twice and pitched four innings to earn the win as Shadle Park qualified for postseason by edging host and league champion East Valley 9-8 in Greater Spokane League baseball Friday.

Late homer leads San Diego to win over Gonzaga
Josh Hansen hit a two-out, three-run homer to right field in the ninth inning Friday, giving San Diego a 3-0 win over visiting Gonzaga to open a three-game West Coast Conference baseball series at Cunningham Stadium.

Marquez no featherweight talent-wise
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Juan Manuel Marquez has been fuming ever since the news conference to announce his fight against Manny Pacquiao.

Roof at root of problems
ATHENS -- There is figurative and literal significance to getting the massive roof over the 2004 Olympic Stadium out of the way.

Jones overshadows boyfriend
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Marion Jones got into the starting blocks and the crowd stood on its feet.

Official records
For Saturday, May 8, 2004

Jockey’s status for Preakness in doubt
Kentucky Derby winning jockey Stewart Elliott pleaded guilty to assault three years ago, but didn't disclose the information when applying for a license to ride at Churchill Downs.

What exactly is so-called ‘powertrain’?
Drive It Forever

Owners should find CR-V a real ‘picnic’
This week we test drive the 2004 CR-V 4WD EX, Honda's ingenious compact SUV that becomes the very first vehicle we've driven that comes standard with a picnic table.

Kasey Kahne: wonderful driver, great car

Trip south hooks couple on RVing
Wheel life: Cancer recovery sends couple south to Mexico in an RV, Julianne Crane says.

A very happy unbirthday
The Slice Related stories

Picture perfect
A rural gravestone, a tree trunk with peeling bark, a door framing a waterfall -- like on “Jeopardy,” that's the answer.

Table marks new era
Jim Kershner’s furniture finally catches up to his age.

Do her a favor, tell her you feel used
Annie's mailbox: Fifty-eight-year-old, single man meets friendly, single, professional woman who turns out to be a moocher. He stops calling.

Salt in foods can trigger hypertension
Reader tells Dr. Gott that after Florida vacation, eating mostly fish, his blood pressure increases but drops when he returns to Ohio.

When it’s all over, Trump will be saying, “I’m fried!”
Donald Trump -- you're roasted. Or at least he will be when the Friars Club gets hold of him. Trump will be the subject of the annual New York Friars Club roast, where comedians sling their best zingers, scheduled for Oct. 15.

Bridge

Horoscope

Shrek the sheep offers lesson for the self-indulgent
Following only our own desires — away from the shepherd — can lead to unnecessarily difficult circumstances, Steve Massey says.

Unchurched
The Pacific Northwest is not as godless as commonly believed, according to a new book that seeks to measure the religious passion of Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

Community events

L.M. Boyd Trivia

Winner will emerge on ‘Survivor’
Unlike the baseball all-star game, at least we know there's going to be a winner. Sunday at 8, CBS devotes three hours of prime time to the “Survivor: All-Stars” finale. It starts with two hours of competition, ending with the live count of the final jury vote to choose the million-dollar winner.

Spokane calendar

Idaho calendar

Series is gone, but stars still around on the small screen

After all the hoopla, “Friends” is finally over. So what are the show's most fervent fans supposed to do now?

‘Survivor: All Stars’ end promises big surprise

Every round of “Survivor” has some small lesson on human behavior. Often they're in the area of social interaction and run along the lines of: One bad apple spoils the bunch.

51 million tune in for ‘Friends’ finale

In the end, Rachel, Ross, Joey, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler had a lot of friends.

NBC, Fox trying to beat each other to punch with boxing shows

And you thought boxing couldn't get weirder after Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ear. Fox and NBC are brawling over rival unscripted series designed to find America's next boxing champions. And even though viewers won't see either show for months, the high stakes are already making the typical Las Vegas bout look like a schoolyard scuffle.

Inflation is making a comeback
NEW YORK (AP) -- Higher prices for everything from gas and groceries to industrial commodities and labor have translated into a gigantic “sell” signal for Wall Street, and left little doubt that inflation is on its way back.

How to simplify portfolios
NEW YORK (AP) -- When your home or car no longer suits your lifestyle, it's usually pretty obvious. But knowing when to sell a mutual fund that no longer fits your portfolio can be more difficult.

Event planned for those interested in nursing career
The Northern Idaho Center for Higher Education is sponsoring a free nursing career informational session Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Driftwood Bay Room of the NIC Student Union Building.

Community betterment
The cheerleader in Francie Nordin didn't disappear after high school graduation 11 years ago.

Migratory Bird Day being celebrated
The Coeur d'Alene Audubon Society will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day today with bird walks, use of spotting scopes, scavenger hunts and more at Mica Bay 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Group provides support for those visually-impaired
She rides a vintage 1953 rebuilt Schwinn bicycle Cruiser around her neighborhood, she swims Sandpoint's Long Bridge Swim, and she volunteers at her son's school.

Photos shatter assumptions about women
Brutality in wartime inevitable for women, too, Rebecca Nappi says.

Richard DeArmond man with 'a heart of gold'
Richard DeArmond's gruff exterior hid a soft interior that he expressed through generosity, friendship and service to the community.

Care in planting tree can prevent headaches later
Planting a tree is like pouring the foundation for a house. If it isn't done right, then it jeopardizes everything that comes after it.

Graphic design work featured in portfolio show at NIC gallery
Stop by the North Idaho College campus this week and see results of creativity and hard work by students in the graphic design program.

Group from Oregon to perform at Friends Church
DaySpring, a singing group from George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., will perform at Hayden Lake Friends Church at the corner of Miles and Highway 95 Sunday at 6 p.m.

NIC student chosen for national science internship
Allen Rassa, 20, a North Idaho College pre-med student, is looking forward to his summer "vacation.''

Idaho Youth Ranch needs foster parents
May is national Foster Parent Appreciation Month, celebrating the contribution that foster parents make to the lives of children throughout the nation and Idaho.

Biography project brings students, seniors closer
Inside our schools: IT WAS THE PERFECT EXERCISE to bring together two very different generations.

Coeur d'alene job service
The Job Service is a public agency serving prospective employers and job seekers. There are no fees to use its services. Call (208) 769-1558.

'Millwoodstock' at WVHS
Get ready to rock. The West Valley High School leadership class will host "Millwoodstock'' from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Accuracy watch

CV School District honors innovative educators
Inside our schools

Love of horses
A spirited yearling named Panajah struts her stuff around the training pen under the steady guidance of trainer Crista Lambert.

Job skills classes offered at Community Center
Spokane Valley Community Center is offering a class to help job applicants find their inner skills. Employment experts work with individuals who are unemployed or underemployed to determine their interests and abilities. Participants chronicle their employment histories and then note what they like best about each job, said Mollie Dalpae, director of the community center.

Sewer and Water District meeting planned Wednesday
Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District is holding a public meeting Wednesday to address the impact of the regional water crisis on the district's ability to expand.

Volunteer

HealthQuest adds massage, yoga
A new business is offering a healthy mix of services. HealthQuest, 13701 E. Sprague Ave., is a chiropractic wellness center with massage, yoga, and nutrition counseling, in addition to chiropractic services.

City offers reward in vandalism cases
Liberty Lake is offering a $500 reward to help thwart vandalism on city-owned property. On two separate occasions in April, thieves unbolted signs from Pavillion Park. One night, two handicapped-parking signs were stolen and another evening one of the new Tobacco Free Zone signs disappeared.

Library District has seen slight drop in circulation
The Spokane County Library District is reporting a drop in circulation numbers over last year. By April 1, year-to-date circulation was down 9 percent at the Valley branch and down 14 percent at the Argonne branch.

Carnival at St. Mary's school has something for everyone
Ahhhh, a carnival without Kathy Lee Gifford singing, roustabouts, or that long flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Churches plan events for mothers
Ah, mothers. The women who bandage our scraped knees, dry our tears and prepare us for life outside the safety of their arms.

Edna Darroch remembered as a 'genuine, wonderful person'
Edna Darroch balanced her homemaker duties and community activism like a tightrope walker. In an era when women were pigeonholed into June Cleaver roles, Darroch worked to ensure that women had a say in local politics.

Police nab suspect in theft of trailers
Quick police work recovered a half-dozen stolen trailers Thursday night. A 52-year-old Moses Lake man is accused of hauling the trailers away from two area businesses. The trailers were valued at $85,000 total.

EV girls track finishes second after season filled with drama
What would East Valley's girls track season, as successful as it was, have been without a little more drama?

Register now for summer camps
The Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Department is now taking registrations for summer programs, including day camps, early childhood programs, sports and more.

Community service