Pin It
Favorite

Buzz Bin 

by Michael Bowen & r & & r &


And She Was UFO-Abducted


We may live in an information glut, but we cool -- we know how to detect spurious info. That must explain why, when an Arizona alt-weekly wrote a bogus story about Anna Nicole Smith's "secret Native American love child," CBS News gobbled it up -- and why the Phoenix New Times was offered $500,000 for photos of the non-existent baby. US Weekly, Court TV, Access Hollywood -- oh, yeah, they've got their standards.





Red and Silver Maples Forever


Would you pay 10 bucks to be remembered by your grandchildren? The National Arbor Day Foundation will send you 10 foot-tall seedlings of distinct shade trees as unusual as the thornless honeylocust and the tuliptree (along with this month's planting instructions) in exchange for that nominal fee (just a buck a tree!). Visit www.arborday.org or write 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City NE 68410 by April 30. Some day, your grandkids will reminisce about when the river birch was knee-high.





Place an Order Skyward


We reported with some sadness in our Best of the Inland Northwest issue two weeks ago that Dick's Hamburgers founder Abe Miller was in poor health. Though we didn't find out until later (the day we sent to the issue to print, in fact), Mr. Miller passed away at age 92. We'll remember the former tree-topper, miner, butcher and merchant marine -- who ran Kirk's and the Panda Drive-In, then opened Dick's in 1965 -- with every Whammy for time immemorial.





Top Dozen


Spokane Civic Theatre's version of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins is one of the 12 best community theater productions in the nation this year. That's according to the American Association of Community Theater, which will host the national competition in Charlotte, N.C., where director Troy Nickerson will take his cast on June 20. Cheers!





Best of Goofs, Part Deux


Our Best Of issue overflowed with awards -- and mistakes, apparently.





We misspelled the name of the No. 2 barista in our area. She works at Brews Bros. on Ruby Street, and her name is Laura Linnenkamp.





In our Last Word photo essay, "Honor Roll on a Roll" (3/29/07), we neglected to mention that the fellow chatting with Mayor Dennis Hession is Sammy Eubanks (Best Local Musician).

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Pacifying the Future
  • Pacifying the Future

    A local homebuilder has embraced a design strategy that could be the future of buildings
    • Apr 22, 2015
  • Surge Protectors
  • Surge Protectors

    Solar and wind power need batteries to be reliable; Demand Energy's software makes those batteries more efficient
    • Apr 22, 2015
  • Innovation Station
  • Innovation Station

    Toolbox is a space for innovative products to grow
    • Apr 22, 2015
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Think & Drink: "Writing in the Margins: Race in Literature"

Think & Drink: "Writing in the Margins: Race in Literature" @ Lindaman's

Tue., April 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Michael Bowen

Most Commented On

  • Restore the Honesty

    Re-establishing trust with the public will require courage on the part of our elected officials
    • Apr 8, 2015
  • Don't Test Me

    The Smarter Balanced standardized test has sparked a rebellion in Western Washington — and it's spreading
    • Apr 15, 2015
  • More »

© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation