Thursday, October 14, 2010

MORNING HEADLINES: Blood and Gore

Posted By on Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 7:56 AM

Solitary? Perhaps, in retrospect, it wasn’t a good idea to pair a prisoner who tortured and killed his former cellmate with a new roomie. Michael West, who killed fellow inmate Chris Rentz, in 2004, gouged his new cellmate’s eyes out this week. (SR)

It’s the principal of the matter It’s never fun to see your boss get a pay raise. Especially when you’re a Spokane School District teacher, working in a district that has had considerable budget trouble. Two hundred teachers stormed the school board meeting. And by “stormed” we mean “filed in in an orderly fashion.” (KREM)

The 6th Element BFFs Chris Marr and Michael Baumgartner debated at Ferris High School last night. No word if one brought a boombox to play ominous music — or perhaps DayGlo paint to simulate bright red blood — when addressing his opponent’s record. (KXLY)

Citizen Barb My freshman year the yearbook’s “Senior Mosts” section had a “Best Overall” category. Maybe that’s a little like Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year. Barbara Bradley just won that award for her work with the North Idaho Violence Prevention Center. She’s also served on six different boards. (CdAP) 

Even sprawling multinational megacorporations can go local Walmart’s going even more local, buying produce from local sources to improve the “environmental efficiency” of its operation. (NYT)

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