Monday, June 27, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: Rock and roll all night

Posted By on Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 8:01 AM

Backhoe to the future — The heavy-equipment company Caterpillar, constructor of backhoes, loader-lifters and other things that 4-year-old boys think are the coolest thing ever, will build a distribution center in Spokane County. That means 100-150 jobs. (SR)

A KISS to remember — A 12-year-old Spokane boy with cystic fibrosis had his dream come true Friday night when he met members of the rock band KISS. Wait, 12-year-olds have heard of KISS? (KXLY)

Iron Men — Despite the cold water, two new course records were set at the Coeur d'Alene Ironman triathlon. (KREM)

Super Supreme Court 64 — The Supreme Court struck down a California law that outlawed the sale of certain kinds of video games — specifically ones that featured "killing" another human being — to minors. The court ruled that these games were protected under the First Amendment. (WSJ)

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