Pin It
Favorite

Buzz Bin 

by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & We Are Not Making This Up & r & & r & While AIDS remains a serious threat among high-risk groups and in sub-Saharan Africa, world health officials declared last week that there is no threat of a global AIDS pandemic among heterosexuals. (Hundreds of millions of dollars may have been wasted on prevention programs aimed at low-risk areas and populations.) The source of this statement? None other than the director of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization -- the man who for the last several years has headed the global battle against AIDS -- a man named Kevin de Cock. He was joined in making the announcement by a United Nations health officer, the UNAids director of evidence, monitoring and policy. His name -- and we are still not making this up -- is Paul de Lay.





Oh, Go Buy an Umlaut


Wa*t to *ud*ti*n fo* Whe*l *f Fo*t*ne? The Wheelmobile, recruiting contestants for a certain nationally syndicated game show starring P** S*j*k and V**n* Whi**, will stop at Northern Quest Casino on Sunday, with auditions at noon, 1:30 pm and 3 pm. Pick up an application an hour beforehand. Visit www.khq.com. And don't bother hoarding any consonants.





Deth Thrett


The Bin was challenged to a duel this week. In light of our Spokane Is Spelling victory last October, persons unidentified hand-delivered to Inlander HQ a glass vial enclosing a dead "spelling" bee in some viscous fluid or other and promising to see us in October (see photo). (Ooh, our dictionaries are all a-quiver.)





One small irony, by the way. The challenge -- "To: The Pacific Northwest Inlander "Glottogonics" (Michael Bowen, Anne Colford, Joel Smith)" -- misspells our associate editor's name. As she points out, should our challengers seek the correct spelling, they can find it, in our office, on last year's championship trophy.

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Odds And Ends
  • Odds And Ends

    Idaho lawmakers are pulled in lots of directions; plus, SPD weighs a "culture audit"
    • Mar 25, 2015
  • Four Days A Week
  • Four Days A Week

    Idaho schools that dropped one day a week from their schedule are saving a little money — but at what cost?
    • Mar 25, 2015
  • A County Ombudsman?
  • A County Ombudsman?

    Weighing the costs and benefits of oversight at the Spokane County Sheriff's Office
    • Mar 25, 2015
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
2015 NCAA Division 1 Woman's Regionals

2015 NCAA Division 1 Woman's Regionals @ Spokane Arena

Mon., March 30

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

  • Why Idaho kids don't go to college

    And what that means for the Gem State
    • Mar 4, 2015
  • New Blood

    Candidates are launching bids for Spokane City Council and could bring big changes to city government
    • Mar 18, 2015
  • More »

Top Tags in
News & Comment

Briefs


Comment


marijuana


Publisher's Note


long reads


© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation