Tuesday, November 16, 2010

MORNING HEADLINES: Any way the wind blows

Posted By on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 9:14 AM

Wind fall — The power of nature, yet again, bests the power of man. Last night, gusts of wind up to 50 mph were reported. At the same time, Avista reported nearly 25,000 power connections were down, mostly in the Palouse region. (SR)

Trophy finger — Killing an Afghan civilian is bad enough. But keeping a human finger as a trophy? That's just twisted. But that's what Boise soldier Andrew Holmes has been accused of doing. He's now before a military court for his pretrial hearing. His attorney, meanwhile, says that Holmes is not only innocent, he's being used as a pawn in a cover-up by his team leader. (KREM)

Gas station grapefruits — Convenience store food has long has a reputation for its... fascinating character. But now, through the Healthy Corner Store program, the convenience stores have gone overboard. Now they're selling fresh fruits and vegetables. Gross. (KXLY)

The cost of death — All told, executing torturer/rapist/murder Cal Colburn Brown cost the state of Washington nearly $98,000. That was just for the execution. It doesn't include the price of his legal bills. (KHQ)

At last, Apple allied with Apple — Our great long national nightmare is finally over. Beatles songs are finally being sold on iTunes. (NYT)

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