Friday, November 18, 2011

MORNING BRIEFING: Executions, turkey, pizza and fries

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 8:47 AM


After several appeals and a last-minute delay, Paul Ezra Rhoades was executed this morning by lethal injection for three murders from 1994. He is the first person to die by the state of Idaho's hand since 1994. (SR)

A 4.6 earthquake rumbled early this morning near Omak and Okanogan. Residents claim it sounded like a bomb went off. (KREM)

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, some local shelters are scrambling for donations — like Union Gospel Mission. The mission told KXLY that it is short about 100 turkeys to feed this year's crowd of hungry families. Come on… give 'em a hand. (KXLY)

OK, OK — it's really gonna snow this time. So they say. (SR)


Mormons nationwide agree: "What we have here is a failure to communicate…" (NYT)

Herman Cain is the first GOP candidate to get Secret Service protection after receiving threats … though no one's sure of what nature. (CS Monitor)

"They may take our lives, but they'll never take… our PIZZA AND FRENCH FRIES!" (Reuters)


It's (almost) Friday night and we feel alriiiiiight...

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Leah Sottile

Leah Sottile is a Spokane-based freelance writer who formerly served as music editor, culture editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She has written about everything from nuns and Elvis impersonators, to jailhouse murders and mental health...