Monday, May 21, 2012

MORNING BRIEFING: Thunder, Disco and Awkward Smiling

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2012 at 7:49 AM

'ROUND HERE

The Spokane City Council will decide tonight if $1.67 million, enhanced police training and a pavilion is enough to settle the civil portion of the Otto Zehm case. Public testimony should get interesting. (KXLY)

A "suspicious" fire destroys three cars at a tow lot this morning in North Spokane. (KXLY)

The eclipse really did happen last night — it was just hard to see with all the clouds. Expect rain and thunder today, which, of course, means you should listen to this song. 

OUT THERE

A suicide bomber kills more 96 and wounds 300 people in Yemen. (NYT)

On the heels of Donna Summer's death last week, Robin Gibb, one of the original Bee Gees, dies Sunday. Bad week for disco. (Yahoo News)

The most comprehensive exhibit of Dale Chihuly's work — "Chihuly Garden and Glass" — opens today in Seattle. (Seattle Times)

VIDEO OF THE DAY

People awkwardly smiling in videos.


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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...