Monday, February 14, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: MLK bomb, summer jobs, body armor and happy Valentine's!!

Posted on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 9:01 AM

 Spokane and "the bomb." As the weeks pass, white supremacists and law enforcement alike wonder: Did the MLK bomb carry a racist message? (NYT)

Job fair's mobbed — Pundits can say what they want about "recovery." It looks different in a line of 1,200 people seeking seasonal jobs at Spokane's Riverfront Park. (SR)

My achin' GI back — The weight of gear that soldiers wear and carry for protection often reaches 100 pounds. Lightening the load can actually make them safer. (Seattle Times)

Field of arguments — Once again, Coeur d'Alene proposes sweeping changes to its lakeside ball fields and Tubbs Hill. Once again, people object. (SR)

Happy Valentine's, Maylasia edition — Nothing says "I love you" like chasing away a marauding tiger with a wooden soup spoon. (BBC)

Happy Valentine's, rodent edition — The more they look at prairie dogs, the more the prairie dogs "kiss and cuddle," researchers discover. Shhh, they're not done watching yet. (BBC)

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