Friday, August 20, 2010

MORNING HEADLINES: Moon and Beams

Posted By on Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 11:02 AM

As the moon rises over Spokane Valley Mooning anyone is a bit crass. Mooning an off-duty police officer? Well, that's just unlucky. The man -- 43 years-old, sadly -- was charged with indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. The Spokesman story ends with some analysis: "Alcohol may have been involved, Spokane deputies said." (SR)

What a bunch of sellouts Hurry now to get tickets for tonight's Spokane Shock Ga-- too late. The Arena Bowl Championship game sold out even before you started reading this sentence. (Note how the KREM url includes the phrase "GOOOOOO-SHOCK") (KREM)

Double the pills The Spokane VA hospital has added a new Specialty Care/ Pharmacy building to help serve veterans in the Spokane area, multiply the pharmacy space at the VA by two. One of the purposes of the building: Act as a training center for the proposed four-year medical school.

Beam battle The World Trade Center beams on display in Post Falls have drawn substantial crowds. But they've also drawn anger. The beam is draped with the American flag, which some say is an offensive violation of flag etiquette. (KXLY)

Beyond benefit concerts There's a lot that can add to a hip-hop star's street cred: Getting shot, going to jail, or well, becoming president of Haiti. Wycleaf Jean wants to run for president of Haiti. The question is -- since he left Haiti as a child -- is whether he's even eligible.  (NYT)

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