Wednesday, January 5, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: Taco Bell suicide

Posted on Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 9:05 AM

McCaslin leaves the Senate — Bob McCaslin, who sits on the both the Spokane Valley City Council and a state senate seat for the Valley, announced he won't fill out the two years remaining in his senate term, due to illness. (The 84-year-old defied critics in 2009 when they questioned whether one could reasonably hold both positions at his age.) (SR)

Who wants to be a $167.5 millionaire? — The two winning tickets for the fourth-biggest Mega Millions lottery jackpot, totaling $355 million, were purchased at an Ephrata Safeway and an as-yet-undisclosed city in Idaho. (KXLY)

Man dies in Taco Bell cooler — Richard Thomas, 42, walked into a Taco Bell on the near north side, barricaded himself inside the walk-in cooler and died. Nobody's really sure why. (KREM)

Taxi! — Last night, Coeur d'Alene created a taxi stand that will operate between 10 pm and 4 am every night, and it designated a No Pick-Up and Drop-Off zone for the same hours in order to prevent patrons clustering. (Is this really a problem in bustling downtown Coeur d'Alene?) (CdA Press)  

Taser trial begins (SR)

15 Coen Brothers movies, ranked from best to worstThe Big Lebowski at No. 11? Behind Intolerable Cruelty? Are you kidding me? (Seattle Times)

White House press secretary steps down — Robert Gibbs leaves the post after six years working with Barack Obama (NYT)

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