April 6, 2009 |
By day, Patti Marcotte is a working mom -- dealing with the balancing act created by a 5-year-old daughter, a demanding job, a split-level house and a willful boxer puppy. Come the post-dinner hour, however, Marcotte begins operating in the shadowy world of smuggled soap.
June 14, 2005 |
A recall petition against Mayor James E. West over a homosexual sex scandal can proceed to the signature-gathering phase, a judge ruled in Spokane. Superior Court Judge Craig J. Matheson threw out two of the allegations made against West by Shannon Sullivan, a Spokane resident, but said the allegation that West improperly offered city jobs to prospective male dates could be put before voters.
May 6, 2005 |
The Spokesman-Review newspaper ran interviews with two men who alleged that Spokane Mayor James E. West, a Republican foe of gay rights, molested them when they were young. West, 54, denied the allegations, but acknowledged he "had relations with adult men." No criminal investigations are underway, according to the sheriff and police departments, which said the statute of limitations for any charges had run out. West said he was not gay.
January 20, 1989 |
Loyola Marymount will play the Northwest portion of its West Coast Athletic Conference basketball schedule with games against Gonzaga at Spokane, Wash., tonight and at Portland Saturday night. The Lions (8-6) are tied for first in the WCAC with St. Mary's and Pepperdine at 2-0. Gonzaga (10-5) and Portland (1-14) are both 1-1 in the conference. Loyola continues to lead the nation in scoring with an average of 113 points a game, behind its high-scoring trio of Hank Gathers, 33.
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.
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.