Wednesday, November 2, 2011

MORNING BRIEFING: Cops prepare for Spokies to riot over Zehm verdict.

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Jurors in the Thompson/Zehm trial spent seven hours deliberating yesterday (SR), will continue shortly (#zehm)

Meanwhile, local law enforcement prepares for Spokies to go Rodney King if they don't like the verdict. "We want to be prepared for the worst-case scenario," Assistant Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer told KXLY.

One World, the daring, philanthropically minded pay-what-you-can eatery on East Sprague will close, for good, after lunch on Saturday, (DTE 

Out There

McDonald's McRib sandwiches are made of the same stuff as yoga mats. Which does not mean that yoga mats are made out of super-healthy meat. It means the McRib is made out of chemicals. (TimeHealthland)

After Greece's PM calls for a public referendum on austerity measures yesterday, Europe pulls a Ricky Ricardo on him. Says, "You've got some 'splaining to do" (Seattle Times) 

Comcast posts 4.7 percent profit (NYT), my bandwith still sucks. 

Regarding allegations of sexual impropriety, Herman Cain wags finger and tells reporters, "Don't even go there." (WaPost) 

It takes something like 200 gallons of water to make a pair of jeans, then another 700 to wash them throughout their life. This is a problem, not just for the environment, but for Levi's bottom line. (NYT)

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