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$360 million -- That was the price of the new Seahawks Stadium in Seattle. Three -- as in one field goal -- was the number of points the Seahawks scored against the Redskins on Sunday. Yes, the new stadium is as cool as they come, but has it helped the team?


One of the Hogettes (the Skins' famous cross-dressing fan club) offered his assessment toward the end of fourth quarter: "So you buy them a new stadium, and what did it do for their game? Nothing!"


But can we really trust the judgment of a balding white guy wearing a plastic pig snout, a giant blonde wig and a floral-pattern dress?





News Frontier -- It looks like that national trend toward media "synergy" is hitting Spokane, as two local news organizations are teaming up to provide better coverage of the Inland Northwest. At least that's what honchos at KXLY-TV (ABC) and KAYU-TV (FOX) are saying. "The viewers are the winners," says KAYU GM Jon Rand of the deal that will bring more prestige to his 10 o'clock newscasts. Under the new deal, KXLY's Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker and Sports Director Dennis Patchin will report, via microwave hookup, during the KAYU news, starting this month. Later, KAYU's Linda Stratton will be a contributor to KXLY newscasts. But the big bonus, says KXLY GM Steve Herling, is that the two organizations can pool their reporters and photographers so only one team will be needed at a given story, allowing other reporters to cover other stories or dig deeper into the ones they are already working on. If it's any better than AOL/Time Warner, we'll be happy.





Putin and the Press -- Angered by reports criticizing how authorities dealt with the Chechen terrorist standoff last week, the Russian parliament has passed new press rules.


Government representatives are quoted in European newspapers saying that during a terrorist crisis like the one in Moscow, only information from official government sources should be reported. Sounds just like a return to cold war press policies to us.


But Russians are apparently not too concerned about it -- according to the first polls, Putin has 85 percent of Russians backing his crackdown.





SNAP Out Of It -- There's confusion over an acronym that's been in the headlines lately. SNAP stands for both Survivor's Network of those Abused by Priests (a national organization with a newly started local chapter) and Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs (a local organization that's been around for 35 years). The long-established SNAP provides programs to help low-income residents in Spokane County, whereas the new SNAP provides a forum for those who say they were abused by priests. We hope that sets the record straight.
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