Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MORNING BRIEFING: Jail Escapes and Feather-Boa Dinosaurs?

Posted By on Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 8:17 AM


Regional lawmakers respond to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address — but most of them weren't buying it. "He had a good delivery, but he always does," Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) told the Spokesman.

Two female inmates at Geiger Corrections Center made a run for it Tuesday night. But they didn't get very far — and now they just compounded their sentences with a first-degree escape charge. Good thinkin' ladies. Wait. Is jail not fun like ... ?

Back in the early 00's, it was the Rookery Block. Today, city officials are honing in on Spokane's latest hairy mole: the Ridpath Hotel. (SR)



As President Barack Obama was delivering the State of the Union last night, Navy Seals were in a shootout with Somali pirates. (NYT)

Scientists use all kinds of wacky technology to reveal that some flying dinosaurs may have worn a "black feather boa." (FOX News)

Tell your boss: your brain needs you to stay home to play Skyrim. (Reuters)


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