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  • Jun 21-27, 2001
  • Vol. 8, No. 36

News & Comment

  • Raucous in the ring

    Boxing and gambling? Why, they go together like Bogart and Bacall, Starsky and Hutch, scratch and sniff. This Sunday, the Coeur d'Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho, will host live professional boxing featuring razzle dazzle Latin sensation, J
  • Powers in Wonderland

    Curiouser and curiouser! cried Alice." Mayor John Powers must by now better understand why Alice was so confused. She had followed a rabbit down a dark hole, been shrunk in size and hadn't a clue where she was, no
  • Music for the masses

    Summertime, and the living is easy... unless you have a passel of bored kids roaming your house complaining that there is never anything to do. You've done the park, the pool, the rides, the library and the play dates. But don't fear -- help
  • Death penalty delusions

    I read John Webster's editorial in The Spokesman-Review on Timothy McVeigh ("Victims can't be ignored this time," June 12, 2001), and as is so often the case with Webster's work, which I have followed for years, the editorial bristled wi
  • Speed demons

    The only adjective missing from the title in this movie about illegal street racing in Los Angeles is the word "loud," and that's not only in reference to the myriad revving engines and screeching tires. It just so happens that those sounds m
  • Mockumentary maker

    Barely out of high school, Scott Jones and his friends have just finished their second movie, which premieres at The Met on Wednesday. "We tripped over a camera one day," Jones says. "We wanted to have something to look back on." Permas
  • Powers In Wonderland 06/21/01

    Curiouser and curiouser! cried Alice." Mayor John Powers must by now better understand why Alice was so confused. She had followed a rabbit down a dark hole, been shrunk in size and hadn't a clue where she w
  • Citizens critique

    Leonard Shelby has lost his short-term memory from an incident involving the murder of his wife. Unable to remember anything that happened more than 10 minutes earlier, he now searches for the murderer, leaving himself m
  • Horsing around

    Twenty years ago, Cindy Burge took a look at the permanent cross-country obstacles she used for training and wondered how many other local riders shared her passion for eventing. She decided that one way to find out would be to hold her o
  • Words on the street

    Overhead, cars and trucks rumble endlessly on the freeway. Next to one of the cement walls that runs along the sides of the skateboard park at Fourth and Bernard in Spokane, a teenager is shaking a can of spray paint. He steps back from
  • Mystery man

    The more we learn, the less we know. That could be the underlying message of the ongoing saga of Kennewick Man. As enigmas like K-Man pop up from time to time -- in his case inside Kennewick's city limits during the unlimited hydrop
  • CD Review - ELO

    It sounds like the beginning of a joke if not an art-rock disaster: What do you get when you cross neo-classical and rock 'n' roll? Anyone familiar with the '70s progressive rock movement knows the punchline. You get Electric Light Orchestra
  • Local briefs

    Lake goes to tribe Coeur d'Alene -- As a result of a United States Supreme Court ruling Monday, ownership of the submerged land in the southern one-third of Lake Coeur d'Alene now officially falls to the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. The Coeur d'A
  • Desert island discs

    Considering how unbearably hectic my life is right now, the idea of being stranded on an island with five of my favorite discs to keep me company seems like an inviting prospect. Now this assignment is something I can get my teeth into. I
  • Delivering the goods

    It's been two long years since the touring machine known as THE MAYFIELD FOUR was out churning up the blacktop and invading communities across the nation. Two years since singer Myles Kennedy was out there flexing his vocal chords for a c

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