May 13, 2005 |
The state of Washington will defer to the FBI in an initial investigation of Mayor James E. West, who has been accused of using his office to seek sexual favors from men, the attorney general said Thursday. Atty. Gen. Rob McKenna said the state would prefer to wait for the outcome of a preliminary FBI investigation into whether any crimes had occurred.
August 23, 1987 |
Who says life in the minor leagues isn't a blast? Certainly not Andy Skeels, the former Thousand Oaks High outfielder and All-American catcher at Arkansas. Since signing with the San Diego Padres in June and joining the Class-A Spokane (Wash.) Indians, Skeels has been both a party and witness to bang-up jobs on the diamond. "So far this season I've seen Captain Dynamite three times," said Skeels, the Padres' seventh-round selection in the June summer free-agent draft.
April 3, 1997 |
A federal jury Wednesday deadlocked over charges that three white separatists carried out a string of bombings and bank robberies, but it convicted them of lesser offenses carrying up to 35 years in prison. Prosecutors did not immediately say whether they will retry the three men in the three bombings and two robberies, all of which took place in the Spokane area last year. "Yahweh is king of everything!" one of the defendants, Robert Berry, shouted as he was led from the courtroom.
April 19, 1998 |
Editor's Note: The following essays by Sherman Alexie, J.D. McClatchy, Robert Pinsky, Mona Simpson and Ted Kooser are included in a recent anthology published by Milkweed Editions, entitled "The Most Wonderful Books: writers on Discovering the Pleasures of Reading." They are reprinted here with the kind permission of the publisher and the authors. * I learned to read with a Superman comic book. Simple enough, I suppose.
May 5, 1991 |
Outside Resurrection Gym, in a fierce East Los Angeles neighborhood, a young man named Pepe emerges from a car. Pepe is looking for a fight. But this kid carries no gang affiliation. Not a single tattoo mars his body. No red or blue or green bandanna is knotted around his head. The young man is Pepe Reilly, and the only fight he is looking for is inside the gym, inside the boxing ring and within the rules. His weapons will be a pair of heavily padded fists.
September 10, 1991 |
Craig Tefertiller, girls' volleyball coach at El Modena High, used his powers of persuasion when Marni Hichborn and Melizza Benitez tried out for his team three years ago. He convinced Hichborn and her parents that she should continue to play despite struggling with grades during her eighth-grade year. She improved her grades, and started as a freshman on the varsity. And he persuaded his assistant coaches not to cut Benitez, a newcomer to the sport, from the freshman-sophomore team.
July 24, 1997
Carl Maxey, 73, Spokane civil rights lawyer credited with being a prime mover in desegregating the inland Northwest. He was eastern Washington's first black lawyer and was known as Spokane's most eminent criminal defense attorney. In 1970, he waged an unsuccessful antiwar campaign against the renomination of the hawkish U.S. Sen. Henry Jackson in the Democratic primary. He spent most of his childhood in the Spokane Children's Home and was sent to college by a group of white Spokane businessmen.
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May 28, 1988 |
Donna Hanson, the Catholic lay woman of Spokane, Wash., who addressed Pope John Paul II on his visit last fall and urged fuller attention to women's concerns, has been awarded the U.S. Catholic Award by the national magazine, U.S. Catholic.
April 11, 1990 |
Bobby Brett, brother and agent of Kansas City Royals slugger George Brett, has purchased the Spokane Chiefs hockey team of the Western Hockey League. Brett purchased the Chiefs from majority owner Vic Fitzgerald of Penticton, British Columbia, but declined Tuesday to reveal the price. Fitzgerald, who had asked $800,000 for the team, said it has lost about $300,000 since it moved to Spokane from Kelowna, British Columbia, five years ago.
December 7, 2004 |
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane filed for bankruptcy protection, saying it did not have the money to cover lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by clergy. Spokane is the third Catholic diocese to file for bankruptcy in the nationwide scandal involving sexual abuse by priests. Portland, Ore., and Tucson are the other two.