Pin It
Favorite

Buzz Bin 

by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Such Irritating LightsYou've seen those flashing lights around school zones -- some of them are even embedded in the pavement. But you're late to work, and you're juggling a latte and cell phone, and do you really need to slow down that much?


& r & You do. First reason: The ticket for speeding in a school zone is $177. And judges can't waive or reduce it. And there are better reasons. When school kids are hit by a car going 20 mph, 80 percent survive. When school kids are hit by a car going 25 to 30 mph, 90 percent die. And those flashing lights? They slow down drivers in school zones by an average of 5 to 7 mph.


Replacing Patty Duke & r &


"Due to unforeseen circumstances," Patty Duke will not appear in the Actors Rep production of Together Again for the First Time (opening Nov. 24). ARt has been working hard to attract actresses to fill the role of Audrey (a Martha Stewart-wannabe and matriarch of a dysfunctional family); an announcement about who will fill which role(s) will be made within two weeks. & r &





Terror Level: Blazing Magenta & r &


Sometimes fake-news satire makes assertions about what we take to be the real news. Consider this: "At New York's JFK Airport today, an individual later discovered to be a public school teacher was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set square, a slide rule & r &


and a calculator. Alberto Gonzales said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-gebra movement. He is being charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction." & r &





No Brickbats, Please & r &


With 16,000 alumni of Rogers High School having been contacted about contributing, and only 3,100 bricks planned for the Wall of Remembrance in Rogers' renovated Pirates' Cove courtyard, there's going to be some fierce competition concerning who gets to engrave which bricks. At $50 a pop, that's sweet news for various fund-raising and scholarship programs at Rogers. Write [email protected] or call 487-5968. & r &





Cartographers Are Coming! & r &


Hydrographers, too. (And those boys know how to party.) You'll know it because through Friday, Sept. 15, in downtown storefronts, you're going to see displays of large maps celebrating the arrival of most of the Northwest's experts on Geographic Information Systems for a conference at the DoubleTree Hotel. Jack Nisbet gave the keynote on Wednesday (on two centuries of mapmaking, of course) and on Friday from 8:30-10 am, you'll be able to hear Alan Durning discuss seven criteria for measuring the Northwest's economic and environmental progress. Call 477-7485. & r &

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Barred from Help
  • Barred from Help

    Why mentally ill inmates continue to languish in the Spokane County Jail
    • Jul 22, 2015
  • Shake Down
  • Shake Down

    When a 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Western Washington, what will happen in the Inland Northwest?
    • Jul 22, 2015
  • Envision This!
  • Envision This!

    DSP is fighting the proposed Worker Bill of Rights; plus, finalists for Spokane's police ombudsman
    • Jul 22, 2015
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Moscow ArtWalk 2015

Moscow ArtWalk 2015 @ Downtown Moscow

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays. Continues through Aug. 31

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by n/a

  • Iron Upgrade
  • Iron Upgrade

    The new one is smart and funny and action-packed, and it’s bigger and better and sleeker. And Downey does it again, this time ramping up Stark’s arrogant wisecracking, telling anyone who’ll listen (mostly women) that, via the creation of his powerful Iron Man suit, he’s brought years of uninterrupted peace to the world.
    • May 12, 2010
  • Seeing Gay
  • Seeing Gay

    A festival showing GLBT from all angles
    • Nov 9, 2009
  • Get Out the Vote
  • Get Out the Vote

    With all the uncertainty in the world these days, hot wings and cold beer are two things we can get behind
    • Nov 9, 2009
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • Patrolling While Black

    Gordon Grant's nearly 30 years as a Spokane cop have been affected by race, but that's not the whole story
    • Jul 8, 2015
  • Rushing's Rant

    The Airway Heights City Council has asked the mayor to resign after posting a racist Facebook message
    • Jul 15, 2015
  • More »

© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation