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he “sequester’ is upon us. Uncharted waters. Not gobs of money actually, but willy-nilly cuts without any concern for priorities or fairness or even net cost. (That’s right — cutting government costs money). Expect job losses; loss of business no doubt will follow. In other words, this is no way to run the proverbial railroad of state. Tea Party Republicans (even our own Cathy McMorris Rodgers) remain adamant — just say no to closing tax loopholes. From the outset, rightwing Republicans have clung to their ideologically limited agenda: more deregulation, no new taxes, more privatization, cuts to discretionary domestic programs, while they want to maintain defense spending at historically high levels. They prefer “purity” to “compromise” — or, put another way, ideology to politics. The trouble began when they balked at raising the debt ceiling (to pay for what they had already spent). Faced with a national disaster of Congress’ making, President Obama agreed to the sequester. He played what he thought was a bring-them-backto-reality tactic when he managed to get defense spending thrown into the mix. Surely the party of endless wars wouldn’t risk defense — that’s what the White House assumed. But it seems that Obama’s gambit failed: The Republican House is willing to wade into the world of the arbitrary and the capricious just to avoid finding any new revenue.


nd so here we are. In a mess. And the failure lies entirely with the Congress, and mostly with the Republican-led House that refuses to do its job. Every year the Congress must pass three forms of legislation: authorization legislation, appropriation legislation, and revenue or tax legislation. As for the latter, the Constitution is clear: Article I, Section 7 states that all revenue bills will originate in the House of Representatives — not the White House, not the Senate. So instead of loud anti-Obama chanting on the Capitol steps, why doesn’t the House just do the hard work involved in legislating? You know, holding hearings, working with agencies, authorizing programs, appropriating funding and passing tax bills. Yes, it does involve doing some work, so let’s not hold our breath — this Congress has only worked 23 days since the end of the previous Congress. We should be appalled at the immorality of sequester. The Congress and president exempted Social Security and Medicare from the cuts. Well, physicians will be paid slightly less, but us geezers, we want “what’s ours.” So, no surprise, those most vulnerable (e.g., the kids) have little voice. Meanwhile, those who have a voice (e.g., the geezers) are privileged. And beyond the immorality of the deal, we

need to be concerned about the stupidity of the entire so-called “debt crisis” — put another way, how the sequester takes the very idea of deliberation and substitutes ideology on steroids.  It’s a really bad idea. Take the Environmental Protection Agency and its important work. The EPA relies on science to justify its regulations and operates on a comparatively small budget, under $9 billion a year. So any cut will have an impact. Yet would it surprise you to learn that the Congress has no trouble spending by far more each month in Iraq and Afghanistan than it appropriates for the EPA in an entire year? Now an already strapped EPA will have less money to fund the research necessary to protect the public — and at the exact time that we confront the issue of toxic tar-sands oil being sent dripping across the country. No doubt the Department of Defense will scream about “hollowing out the military,” but no worry — the sequester cuts in defense won’t jeopardize our apparent need to keep up appearances in the Middle East.


nd while all this is going on, and aside from waging this phony war on the debt ceiling (which they wedge in between vacations), what else is our Republican-led House doing? Nothing much, but that’s not surprising, as more than half of the Republicans elected since 2004 came to Washington without even the slightest experience working inside or even around government. Yes, voters elected a crowd of ideologically driven amateurs — and it’s showing. But after weeks of delay, the House leadership finally did allow a vote on renewing the Violence Against Women Act. The bill passed. McMorris Rodgers eventually voted for the bill, but leading up to that she played the role of token woman sent to announce that “there is no war against women.” Really? She obviously didn’t read Timothy Egan’s recent New York Times column “Science and Sensibility” (2/28/13). He writes about how Native American women are at particular risk of devastating violence. McMorris Rodgers represents many tribal members here in Eastern Washington. But there’s that word — “science.” It’s like her party is allergic to it — whether it be the bad math of the sequester, the ignored statistics about violence against women or the science-based protections the EPA is trying to implement. Oh well, at least the Republican House is getting an “A” in one subject — recess. n

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e was born into a musical family; his own kids even became great musicians. He was blessed with a tireless curiosity and versatility that enabled epic works of art. He taught his whole life, leaving a legacy both wide and deep. Yes, that briefly describes Johann Sebastian Bach, perhaps the essential musician in the Western canon and the man we celebrate every year during the Northwest Bach Festival. But it also describes Gunther Schuller, the musical genius (according to the MacArthur Foundation) who will finish his 21-year run at the festival helm this weekend. Unlike Bach, Schuller, now 87, has won Grammys, a Pulitzer Prize and has a claim to the Academy Award for arranging “The Entertainer” from The Sting. Bach had to jump around, from Muhlhausen to Leipzig, to get his music from sheet to stage. Schuller’s own musical journey brought him to Spokane starting in the early 1980s. And like those old German towns, we’ve measured our civic pride in a sustained, often improbable effort to help Schuller stage a great festival. “He has pushed us,” says Verne Windham of Connoisseur Concerts, the organization behind the Bach Festival. “He pushes everybody. For instance, the tenor [Rockland Osgood] said the Cantata [from the March 2 concert] was the hardest thing he’d ever sung. In rehearsal, Gunther tries to explain exactly why a piece needs to go a certain way. He’s always a teacher.” Music historians think Bach wrote a few motets for his choral students in Leipzig to sing at special weddings and funerals. The motet is a lost form that grew out of Gregorian chants. So it’s fitting that Schuller chose Motet for 40 Voices from the 16th century composer Striggio as a concert finale on Saturday — especially in the fact that the Gonzaga University Chamber Singers will sing it. Windham thinks the piece has hardly been performed in 400 years. With that eternal music filling a sacred space, you can hear the sweep of history play on. And if you look just right, from behind his mane of white, composer hair, you might even think it’s Bach himself up there conducting. But when he turns around for a final bow, you’ll see: That’s our Gunther. n Gunther Schuller’s final Northwest Bach Festival continues at St. John’s Cathedral: Saturday, March 9, at 8 pm is Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 and his Violin Concerto No. 2; Sunday, March 10, at 3 pm pianist Christopher O’Riley, who is also the host of NPR’s From The Top, will play Bach’s Goldberg Variations; and Sunday, March 24, at 3 pm incoming Northwest Bach Festival Director Zuill Bailey will perform Bach’s complete Suites for Cello. Tickets: $15-$50. Call 325-SEAT.

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he spending cuts mandated by the sequester may hamper the United States’ ability to invade countries for absolutely no reason, a Pentagon spokesman warned this week. The Pentagon made this gloomy assessment amid widespread fears that the nation’s ability to wage totally optional wars based on bogus pretexts may be in peril. “Historically, the United States has stood ready and able to throw billions of dollars at a military campaign with no clear rationale or well-defined objective,” said spokesman Harland Dorrinson. “Our capacity to wage war willy-nilly is now in jeopardy.” In the past, Mr. Dorrinson said, the Pentagon has had the resources to fight three meaningless and completely random wars at any given time, “but now in our planning meetings we are cutting that number back to two.” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)

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he word of the day is “Boom!” Yes, boom times are upon us again. “The stars came into alignment,” marveled one financial manager. “Corporate confidence returns,” applauded a recent headline. “We’re finally dusting off the cobwebs,” rejoiced a business analyst, pointing out that “banks are willing to take risks.” Well, it’s about time that bankers and CEOs began turning loose of some of the trillions of dollars they’ve been hoarding. Since the crash of 2008, grassroots America has been starved of investment in job-creating enterprises. So any sign of that long-dormant capital finally beginning to move would be splendid news indeed — except for this nagging question: Where’s the money going? HINT: Not to you. The big money is not being invested in job growth, grassroots enterprise, new products or anything else that would improve your family’s economic prospects. Rather, this “boom” is truly explosive — a job-destroying, financial flim-flam known grandly as “The Corporate Merger.” It amounts to nothing more than one giant corpo-

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olunteers line the kitchen counter at the Lake City Senior Center in Coeur d’Alene as cooks load meal trays into a row of coolers. Kris Wright double checks the delivery lists for the morning Meals on Wheels routes, handing out instructions to each driver. As coordinator for the center’s Meals on Wheels program, Wright stresses how important the service can be for shut-in seniors. Delivery drivers don’t just bring food. They may also be the only contact those people get all day. They take out the person’s trash or help with other quick chores. It’s all part of the job. “You’ve got to love this,” she says, “You have to be

ing down.” From public schools to military bases, the federal sequester cuts have loomed over upcoming budgets, staffing and services. Local organizations have grown anxious under hazy funding estimates and shifting expectations. As agencies adjust to their new limitations, Currie says he fears the true impacts will fall on those who can least afford them. “These are the people that need [help] the worst,” he says of his seniors. “No question. These are extremely vulnerable people”

Military Spending doing this from your heart.” The Lake City Senior Center alone delivers about 1,800 meals a month. Wright says the program provides meals three times a week along seven different routes, stretching from Hayden to south of Coeur d’Alene. Center Director Rick Currie says Idaho’s senior nutrition programs could lose approximately $200,000 this year as a result of the recently passed sequester. His agency, along with thousands of others nationwide, continue to come to grips with the uncertain impacts of the pending federal budget cuts. “Part of the problem is that we have no idea what’s going to happen,” he says. “There’s no information com-

As far as regional military cuts, Fairchild Air Force Base, west of Spokane, recently announced it would cancel its 2013 SkyFest airshow as a result of the sequester cuts. Air Force officials also expected to potentially furlough hundreds of civilian employees and reduce non-essential flight hours. Capt. Ken Scholz, with the local Public Affairs Office, says the base has worked for months to prepare for any pending budget cuts. Officials estimated as many as 460 civilian Department of Defense employees at Fairchild could face mandatory furloughs for up to 22 days in the coming year. ...continued on next page


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Lorna Spear, executive director of student intervention and support services with Spokane Public Schools, says many education cuts have remained vague, but the district has worked to prepare as best it can. “It’s been hanging over our heads now since the beginning of the last budget season,” she says. “It does make it hard to plan and know what to tell schools.” Spear says the district could lose about 10 percent of its Title I funding, approximately $1 million, which pays for programs benefiting lowincome students. They could also face a 5 percent cut to special education funding. School officials have tried to avoid any “rash” planning until they determine the exact cuts, Spear says, but estimates suggest the district may have to cut seven to 10 full-time positions. Sequester cuts were also expected to impact enrollment in Head Start and Early Head Start programs, potentially dropping services for 1,000 students in Washington and 200 students in Idaho.

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Kim Papich, public information officer for Spokane Regional Health District, says 32 percent of the district’s funding comes from the federal government, so cuts are sure to trickle down to the local level. “Some of them are direct and some of them are indirect,” she says of the budget impacts. In the coming months, Papich expected to face cuts to emergency preparedness planning, childhood vaccine funding and the popular Women, Infants and Children program, which provides families with vouchers for food. The Spokane WIC program serves more

than 12,000 people each year, she says, giving out thousands of dollars in vouchers that put money back into regional businesses. “Bottom line,” she says, “we’d have to serve fewer clients.”

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The sequester may impact a variety of other community and educational programs that depend on federal funding. The Spokane Guild School, which offers therapy and support services for young children with developmental disabilities, may also suffer significant budget cuts. Executive Director Dick Boysen says the school has operated amid an atmosphere of uncertainty in recent months as employees try to prepare for unpredictable and unspecified cuts. “What I’ve heard is 8.5 percent [cuts],” he says. “There’s a lot of rumors out there right now. … We don’t know a lot.” Boysen says he can only ask donors for so much money to shore up the budget, and he believes the school has already hit that threshold. He wishes the staff could spend its time helping kids instead of fretting congressional dysfunction. “The last place you would want to balance the budget is on the backs of babies with developmental disabilities,” he says. “What kind of country are we running?”

Other Cuts

Other cuts could reduce funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, reducing airport staffing and potentially closing a control tower at Felts Field. Environmental protections statewide could be cut by about $3.3 million. The federal government also planned to offer fewer grants to law enforcement agencies as well as fish and wildlife services. Fewer work-study students would receive government-subsidized employment to help pay for college. Meanwhile, at the senior center, Currie says all of these federal cuts force community agencies to cut back on already underfunded programs that serve the most vulnerable. Many programs have already cut to the bone, he argues, leaving few options other than helping fewer people get vaccines, nutritious food or support services It’s a choice he dreads. “Who do you say yes to and who do you say no to?” he asks. “That’s not something I’m looking forward to.” n


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t was a classic ethical question. Highlight a mistake and delay an important project, or try to cover it up? Montana native Kip Harris, a supervisor for Sletten Construction, was faced with that sort of dilemma working on the Dover Bridge on Highway 2 in Sandpoint. The completed Dover Bridge Before Harris got involved, the bridge, originally constructed way back in 1937, had already achieved a kind of sketchy infamy. It had become a traffic bottleneck. It had won the ignoble honor of making Popular Mechanics’ 2008 list of “10 Pieces of U.S. Infrastructure We Must Fix Now,” describing how a piece of the bridge was found hanging only by its rebar. But then came the 2009 federal stimulus, offering $21.6 million to replace it with a five-lane steel bridge. Montana’s Sletten Construction won the bid, and Harris was the lead superintendent on the project. For the pier caps — the structures supporting the weight of the bridge — long metal anchor bolts were placed first, and concrete was poured around them. But when workers tried to screw the nuts onto the bolts of one Send comments to pier, it didn’t work. The bolts weren’t long enough. Harris could have told his supervisors, but according to court documents, he was under pressure to finish up quickly. “He was concerned about his job,” says Jim Siebe, Harris’ defense attorney. The girders for the bridge were about to arrive, and the railroad would charge a considerable daily fee if they weren’t unloaded. Instead, in the winter of 2011, Harris turned to paint and superglue. He told workers to thread the nut through a tiny cut piece of bolt, superglue it to the anchor bolts, and then paint the ends to disguise the cut. This wasn’t the sort of cover-up that could cause the whole bridge to come tumbling down, he figured, and he could always go back and fix it once the concrete had set. When an inspector later discovered a few short bolts, Harris knocked away the other glued bolts for the next day’s inspection. But while driving home, he suddenly turned around and decided to cover it up again, this time using tack welding to prevent the bolts from being knocked off. “It was stupid, it was a bad decision,” Siebe says. The welding didn’t work, the cover-up was obvious, and Harris was scared. He was charged with a felony for “making false statements” with the fraudulent bolts and lost his job. “It’s been hell,” Siebe says. On Feb. 19, Harris was fined $750 and received three years of probation. For the period of his probation, he can’t get a passport, drink alcohol or appear at bars. He’s barred from working on federal highway projects. And perhaps most humiliating, unless his lawyer finds an alternative, he has to give a presentation to his local middle school and high school on what he did, and why he did it. n



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With help from local officials, DEA agents raided locations across Spokane County and took nine people into custody as part of an OxyContin investigation in Eastern Washington and L.A. Three others already in custody on other allegations were also charged.


The state Supreme Court struck down Washington’s voter-approved two-thirds supermajority requirement for tax increases as unconstitutional, finding it conflicts with legislative powers in the state Constitution.


After more than two months of silence on the issue, the city has hired a retired federal judge to investigate why former Interim Police Chief Scott Stephens was placed on administrative leave.


The dreaded sequester took effect last Friday, setting in motion $85 billion in spending cuts across the nation. Around here, it’s already affecting Fairchild, Meals on Wheels and Head Start programs. See p. 13.

The Reardan girls basketball team celebrates after winning its third straight 2B title in Spokane on Saturday. In 2011, they nabbed the school’s first girls’ state championship since 1988 and have been on a winning streak since. Led by senior Kelsey Moos, who finished with 28 points and 15 rebounds, the team beat Northwest Christian 67-52 for the title.






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Senate Bill 5100, sponsored by Spokane Valley Republican Sen. Mike Padden and Hoquiam Democratic Sen. Jim Hargrove, passed the Senate unanimously Tuesday morning. For minors who had been sexually abused, it extends the statute of limitations until the victim’s 30th birthday. Previously, unless the rape of a minor over the age of 14 was reported to police within a year, the statute of limitations for prosecuting the crime Washington’s Supreme Court last week struck down was only three years. a popular, voter-approved law requiring a two-thirds The new bill would extend the statute of limitations “supermajority” legislative vote for statewide tax inbut wouldn’t eliminate it. creases, finding the requirement unconstitutional. “There is a real case to be made that you Justices voted 6-3 in the controversial need some sort of statute to encourage people to decision, ruling the requirement conflicted report their crimes within some period of time to with legislators’ authority as outlined in the Send comments to be better able to catch the perpetrators,” Padden state Constitution. says. The case, League of Education Voters v. the In 2011, Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy State of Washington, stemmed from the Tim McLaughlin testified before the House Committee on a Eyman-backed Initiative 1053 that voters approved in similar bill. For the first time in public, she shared how 2010. Voters have passed several other similar two-thirds she had been sexually abused by her father. requirements in other initiatives. That bill would have removed the statute of limitaThe court’s majority opinion clarified the justices had tions entirely. But while it passed in the House unaninot passed judgment on the wisdom of such requirement mously, it didn’t advance in the Senate. for tax increases, just its constitutionality. McLaughlin says she’d still like to see the statue of “Should the people and the Legislature still wish limitations eliminated. to require a supermajority vote for tax legislation,” the “It’s a huge step in the right direction,” McLaughlin opinion states, “they must do so through constitutional says of the current legislation. “[But] I’m very against amendment, not through legislation.” having an arbitrary line. Victims come out when they Spokane Assistant City Attorney Mike Piccolo says have the support system around them.” the Supreme Court decision should not impact the City — DANIEL WALTERS Council’s newly adopted supermajority requirement

A new report criticizes the professionalism of Spokane police; plus, courts strike down another anti-tax law Cop Culture

In its final report to the city on police reforms, the Use of Force Commission outlines several concerns about the workplace culture of the Spokane Police Department, criticizing some officer attitudes toward transparency and professionalism. Commissioners initially recommended an audit of the department’s working culture, but, after public urging from the nonprofit Center for Justice, they took the additional step of listing specific cultural observations in their final report. “The Commission believes that the SPD’s culture needs to be improved when it comes to issues of professionalism, transparency, public mindedness, and generosity of service, especially towards community members from marginalized populations,” the report states. Commissioners balanced those criticisms with praise for the good faith efforts and hard work of many officers within the ranks of a “noble profession.” The commission also announced it would conduct three progress reviews in the next two years to monitor the department’s implementation of the recommended reforms. — JACOB JONES

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arred by a foreclosure order from setting foot on the land where he grew up, Steve Schroeder stood just beyond the property line and stared in disbelief at the splintered wreckage of his childhood home. For more than three years, Schroeder had struggled to save the house and 200-acre property along Hodgson Road, north of Colville. Despite all of his objections, appeals and other attempts to stall, his loan company ordered the house demolished in February of 2012. “They took a backhoe straight up there and ripped down the side of the house,” he says, “started right in on the side of the house, destroyed it, turned it into rubble.” Schroeder’s parents had moved into the four-bedroom farmhouse in 1959, the year he was born, raising eight children under its roof. He had his life and livelihood staked in the surrounding land. It was the only home he had ever known. That afternoon, he went to check his mail at the property as usual and found the house smashed to ruins. His heart sank. “They destroyed it,” he says. “It’s devastating.” A cattle rancher and tree farmer, Schroeder had taken out a large loan to pay off a previous debt in 2007, just before the economy tanked. With timber prices down, he fell behind on payments with his mortgage company, Excelsior Management Group, and the charges kept adding up. Slowly his grip on the land slipped away as foreclosure proceedings moved forward. A local judge awarded control of the property to Excelsior. A restraining order drove him off the place. His objections were dismissed. Then the backhoe arrived. Despite all those setbacks, Schroeder will now

get a second chance to make his case after the state Supreme Court handed down a unanimous ruling last week reinstating his court claims and ordering a new hearing on the issue. Schroeder knows the court’s new ruling is not a complete victory, but for the first time in years he feels like he has a fighting chance to save his land. “This is the most wonderful thing that’s ever happened to me,” he says now. “It was a total surprise. … It’s unbelievable.”


p an unmarked set of stairs inside the Linoleum & Carpet City building in north Spokane, Schroeder meets with his lawyer at the Caruso Law Offices. Attorney Matthew Pfefer sits surrounded by stacks of law books, court files and legal papers. Schroeder explains he has lived in a converted storage building on a piece of property neighboring his family’s old land for the past several years. He says the case has strained his marriage. He has sold off what remaining assets he could to get by. “Scrounging,” he says. “They took all my stuff up there I had to work with and basically broke me.” Schroeder says he initially contacted Pfefer through a newspaper ad. They had their first meeting in a garage in Spokane Valley, never expecting to face the state Supreme Court together. Pfefer says the crux of Schroeder’s dispute lies with the state’s foreclosure protections for farming lands. State law says all foreclosures on agricultural property must go through the courts and allow owners a yearlong “right of redemption” to potentially reclaim the land. When Schroeder first fell behind on his payments, Excelsior initially launched foreclosure proceedings, but later agreed to a settlement refi-

nancing the loan for a year. Schroeder says he did not realize it at the time, but a section of that settlement waived his right to claim agricultural property protections in any future foreclosure. “It’s been a farm my whole life,” Schroeder argues. “That is my livelihood.” After a year, Excelsior came after the property again without the obstacle of going through the courts. A request for a court order to block a sale of the property was dismissed. The land sold at a trustee sale. With the property sale finalized, Schroeder struggled to remove five decades of accumulated belongings off the land. Photos show he had collected dozens of old automobiles, antiques, century-old newspapers and other eclectic relics. Excelsior argues Schroeder had well over a year to move out, but much of the property remained when the backhoe arrived. Most things were either destroyed or hauled off as scrap. Excelsior’s attorney Phil Haberthur declined to comment on the case, saying he would need to check with his client before making a statement. Meanwhile, Pfefer continued to file objections and appeals up through the levels of the state court system until June of last year when the case, Schroeder v. Excelsior Management Group, was called before the state Supreme Court.


n 12 years of practicing law, Pfefer says he had never argued in the state Supreme Court before June 26, 2012. He now recalls his argument before the state’s highest court with a nervous smile. “I don’t know that I realized how intense it was going to be,” he says. As he stepped into the Temple of Justice in Olympia, he wore a brown suit and tie. He remembers trying to anticipate questions from the justices. He spoke quietly. “They pounded on him,” Schroeder says of the justices. Excelsior’s attorney Haberthur presented opposing arguments, asserting Schroeder had signed the previous settlement waiving any agricultural property protections and agreeing to not use the land for farming. Haberthur alleged Schroeder may have potentially committed fraud by trying to go back on his previous agreement. “He’s trying to disavow those prior representations,” the attorney argued. Justices questioned whether Schroeder had much choice in the wording of the previous settlement as he tried to avoid foreclosure. They also wondered how he would be expected to make his loan payments if the settlement prohibited him from raising money by selling livestock or timber off the property. After eight months of deliberation, on Feb. 28 the state Supreme Court released its unanimous decision in Schroeder’s favor. “If the property in question was primarily agricultural … then the property must be foreclosed on judicially,” the opinion states. The opinion also reinstated Schroeder’s previously dismissed claims for damages and ordered a new hearing to determine whether his land qualified for agricultural property protections; if so, the previous foreclosure sale would be voided.


n the cramped law office above Linoleum & Carpet City, Pfefer explains the Supreme Court’s opinion offers a great opportunity to reset the case, but he does not want to celebrate too early. “This case does not in and of itself resolve issues related to the eviction or related to the personal property,” he says. A companion case remains pending on appeal to determine the rights of ownership on the personal possessions still on the land after the sale, Pfefer says, which would include the house and collectibles destroyed by the backhoe. The pair also will work to collect evidence of the property’s agricultural characteristics. They will gather old photos and appraisals to present at a new hearing. As the meeting comes to a close, Schroeder curses Excelsior and other mortgage companies. He thinks of his demolished home and lost land. He wonders how many other families have faced the same legal battles in recent years. But he has new hope. His case may now help others fight back. “It’s been a hell of a journey,” he says. n



Sprawl Things Considered


The latest proposal for expanding the urban growth area around Spokane would add a total of almost 6,000 acres through additions and some removals.

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to make a final decision later this month. “If we don’t expand the UGA, we hurt ourselves in our ability to attract new business,” Commissioner Al French says. The new Caterpillar plant, he says, was built within the current UGA, but just barely. The Washington State Growth Management act, passed in 1990, requires every county to manage an Urban Growth Area. Inside the area, the municipalities must provide services like sewer, water and transportation, but development can be denser. Outside the area,





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The fight over the future of Spokane County developments he character of a region depends on its shape. Leave the edges unregulated, and invite sprawling suburbia and long commutes down miles of highway. Restrict the edges, and, theoretically, get tall buildings, dense cities and walkable neighborhoods. Or, others would argue, those restrictions could strangle the economic growth that feeds the region. Last Wednesday, activists, neighbors, urban planners, developers and school district officials crammed into the county commissioners’ hearing room — lining up on the aisles, peeking through the door — to debate expanding the Urban Growth Area, or the UGA. The mayor of Spokane, the Washington State Department of Commerce and a panel of planners from local municipalities have all come out against considerable expansion. But Spokane county commissioners, taking a combative attitude toward several skeptics at the hearing, believe there’s good reason to expand. They’re expected

Mead and North Metro areas cover 1,900 acres, the largest proposed addition

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Belle Terre area extended farther south in previous proposals Lisa Waananen illustration

development is limited and lot sizes are large. Those boundaries can impact traffic patterns, transportation costs, the environment, quality of life, economic growth and regional character. For more than six years, Spokane County has debated changing those boundaries. The latest proposal, Alternative 5, would add nearly 6,000 acres to the UGA. Of the five proposals, it’s the largest and includes Belle Terre, Mead, Bigelow Gulch, Moran Prairie and areas to the northeast and southeast of Spokane Valley.

Sometimes the arguments for expansion were specific. Commissioner Todd Mielke worries about several neighborhoods on septic systems — even if those systems fail, the county still can’t extend sewer lines to them. And as Liberty Lake grows, the Central Valley district needs a new high school, but the land they’ve previously purchased is outside the UGA, preventing construction. But the general debate centers on an underlying question: Can the current growth boundary handle the county’s increase in population? Answering first meant predicting population growth. The Spokane County estimate was optimistic, predicting at least 56,000 more people in the county by 2031 than the Office of Financial Management’s recent medium estimate. Mielke says it’s better to err on the side of more growth rather than scramble to add unanticipated infrastructure. Yet historically, Spokane County has overestimated its population projections. Last time around, the population in the city of Spokane and rural areas grew much slower than expected, and the projection fell short by nearly 18,000 people. Planners from Spokane, Spokane County, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and other nearby cities, as part of the Planning Technical Advisory Committee, recently analyzed land use and projected population. Their verdict: “There is sufficient land within the UGA to accommodate the projected residential, commercial and industrial growth.” The issue pits the county government against the city government. French, who previously served on the Spokane City Council, says the city of Spokane took more than a decade to update its development regulations to allow for more density. “I don’t find the criticisms of the city valid,”

says Scott Chesney, the city’s planning director. “It’s important for the city of Spokane to grow healthy too, and not have all that growth taking place on the edges.” Chesney says the city is in the process of dramatically overhauling its zoning codes to allow denser growth inside its boundaries, and allow neighborhoods more flexibility. Neighborhoods might support density in theory, Mielke says, but when an apartment complex goes up next door, they complain. “People do not like sprawl, and people do not like density,” Mielke says. “Any time we have a hearing to change the zoning in a built-out neighborhood from single family to medium residential, we fill the room with people in opposition.” Some argue the reason the city of Spokane hasn’t become more dense is precisely because of cheap, available land in the county. The county estimates the proposed expansion cost to be only $2.5 million more than leaving the UGA alone. But Dave Andersen, representing the Eastern Washington Department of Commerce at the hearing, believes they’re underestimating longterm cost. Roads, sewage pipes and water lines all have maintenance and replacement costs. “It’s better for the community, for how it looks and how it feels and how it performs, to have more compact areas with fewer vacant spaces,” Andersen says. Similarly, Kitty Klitzke with land-use group Futurewise worries the expansion of the UGA would just lead to more vacant malls and empty buildings in the city center. “We can have the growth patterns of the ’80s,” she says. “Or fill those vacant lots and have more neighborhoods like South Perry and Garland.” n

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quick to point out that these kids aren’t willfully sleeping in tents in order to get tickets to the game. No, they got those four days earlier. This is just to get close to the court. “For the most part, if you don’t love basketball when you come here, you’re going to learn to love it,” says Lumia. A month and 12 consecutive wins later, an Associated Press poll ranked the Gonzaga men’s basketball team No. 1 in the nation this week, ahead of Indiana, Duke and Kansas. It was yet another breakthrough for a program that has spent the past 14 seasons making breakthroughs: winning an unprecedented number of conference titles; a nearly unrivaled string of NCAA tournament appearances;




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stay put, fans who’d travel to the ends of the earth, and perhaps most important, a city like Spokane that could help all these pieces fall into place. It almost makes sleeping in sub-freezing elements understandable. Almost. But then again, some of these students came here precisely to do this. “We came to a game in fourth grade and saw the student section and knew that was going to be something we wanted to do,” says freshman Kate Ses-

N o n - B C S c o n fe re n c e t e a m s t h a t re a c h e d N o . 1 i n t h e A P poll in the past 10 seasons. sler, bundled up inside a laptop-screenilluminated tent with her twin sister, Maddie. The two grew up in Tacoma, and this is cold for them, even if they’re using the mattresses from their dorms to keep off the frozen ground. It’s not like everyone who arrives at Gonzaga is there expressly for basketball. In fact, it appears the Sessler sisters are in the minority when it comes to this. But there is something called the “Flutie Effect.” This is the often hard-to-verify phenomenon of an increase in a school’s enrollment and number of applicants

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Athletic Center, opened in time for the 2004-05 season. More new facilities and campus improvements continue to build on what was, even a decade ago, a small and slightly stale stretch of Spokane. At the same time, Zag Nation, if you want to call it that, had spread far from the Spokane city limits and even the Pacific Northwest. Television deals were reached, apparel made it far and wide, and players became household names across the country.


he story of Gonzaga basketball, as it’s often told, goes something like this: No one had really heard of Gonzaga until they made a run through the NCAA tournament in 1999. Wearing royal blue uniforms as the announcers consistently mispronounced their name, the tough-nosed squad coached by Dan Monson knocked off Minnesota, Stanford and Florida before losing to eventual champion Connecticut in the Elite Eight. Then, with Mark Few at the helm, the country had a chance to fall in love with

the likes of Casey Calvary, Richie Frahm and a slew of others as the Zags (people realized you could call them that) went to two more consecutive Sweet Sixteens. There was Dan Dickau, an All-American who later played in the NBA. The team, now with a gregarious big man named Ronny Turiaf, continued to dominate the West Coast Conference, all the while appearing more frequently on ESPN and convincing major programs to play them during the non-conference portion of the season. Next, there was a new state-of-the-art arena just in time for the ascension of Adam Morrison, who had a mustache, read Karl Marx and could score 40 points even with his hair in his eyes. The Zags just kept winning and winning, with Jeremy Pargo and Elias Harris and now Kelly Olynyk. Eventually Spokane, and then a lot of people far from Spokane, came to love them dearly. Explaining the Gonzaga phenomenon in this manner is like saying the Beatles became huge stars because people liked

the melody of “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” It’s just scraping the surface. For two men sitting in a bagel shop just a block off the Gonzaga campus, it all started long before that fabled run. Jack Stockton remembers when this building was an IGA grocery store back when he opened Jack and Dan’s tavern, just across

the street, in 1961. He’s sitting across from longtime friend Jerry McGinn, a former United Press International (UPI) reporter who wrote some of the first national sports stories about Gonzaga basketball. But that’s not how they know each other — they both grew up in the working-class ...continued on next page

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Logan neighborhood that surrounds the constantly expanding campus. Much of their old neighborhood is now part of Gonzaga, but Stockton can still list the names of the families who lived in those now-gone houses. They trade stories about seeing games at the tiny gym Gonzaga once called home — it’s now been converted into the Russell Theater. It held just a couple hundred people, and McGinn would find a way to sneak into games.

W i n s t a l l i e d by G o n z a g a h e a d c o a c h M a r k F ew s i n ce h e t o o k ove r t h e p ro g ra m f o r t h e 1 9 9 9 -2 0 0 0 s e a s o n . Stockton remembers a time when a fight broke out between Gonzaga students and fans traveling from Montana. They laugh, remembering an era of the university’s basketball program that very few others can relate to. Soon, conversation turns to Jack’s son John, the NBA Hall of Famer who like his dad grew up right next to the school. This is where McGinn says the foundation of Gonzaga’s dominance was built. “Along comes this kid from the neigh-

borhood, which is amazing, and turns out to be a Hall of Fame point guard and one of the best to play the game,” says McGinn. “The best,” says Stockton. It’s McGinn’s theory that it was here that Gonzaga basketball began creeping into the national college basketball consciousness. “Every time John’s dribbling the ball, and every time he went up and down the court, there would be a reference to Gonzaga. So now there’s a reference to Gonzaga every week on TV. As he became the player he became, it became a continuing advertisement for Gonzaga,” says McGinn. Still, this didn’t translate into sustained success. It might have laid a foundation for what was to come, but Spokane had yet to fully embrace their Zags. Across the street, Bob Finn, the Gonzaga alumni director, is sipping a beer inside Jack and Dan’s. The place is about half full, and Finn seems to know just about everyone, who, just like him, are wearing the requisite navy-and-red Gonzaga gear that’s all but required this time of year at the bar. While everything about the school and its basketball team has gotten bigger,

sexier and slicker, the smalltown feel of Jack and Dan’s remains. The students will likely flood in and the music volume will increase later that night, but during the afternoon it’s as much of a neighborhood hangout as you’re likely to find in Spokane. Finn transferred to Gonzaga from Eastern Washington University to play baseball in the mid-’80s and became the second president of the Kennel Club. It was not the organized swirl of a thousand highly devoted and organized kids in matching shirts that it is today. Then, it was Finn, his baseball teammates and a couple dozen others — totaling maybe 50 or so, all of them men — who’d meet up for beers before the game and then unleash a torrent of insults upon visiting players. It was fun, he says, but the All-American candidate team was never amazKelly Olynyk leads this year’s ing during talented squad of Zags in his undergrad scoring. young kwak photo

years. “I’m not sure if we were ever much over .500,” says Finn. He motions across the restaurant, and shouts — “Hey, Jeff! What was your record your senior year?” Jeff Condill, a standout guard who graduated in 1986 and is now a co-owner of the bar, thinks for a bit. “I think we were 17 and 15,” he says. He’s close; they went 15-13 that year. Still, Finn says, it wasn’t anything like it is now, and there was no sign that the program and the Kennel Club could become anything other than just something to occupy their time. “There was no premeditation that this was going to be anything. We just thought it would be a fun thing to get us through the next few years of college,” says Finn. But looking back, Finn realizes there may have been a less tangible quality about the university that made possible the kind of run that began 10 years

after he graduated. “Did we think it was going to be a big thing? No, but everyone there had a similar feeling. They didn’t know what it was about that school, but there was a community there that was hard to explain,” says Finn.


he freezing masses huddled in their tents before the BYU game in January talked about that same sense of community. A priest came out at 11 pm and said Mass. Pizzas were delivered. Students emerged from the relative warmth of their tents to hang out en masse in the middle of the makeshift scene. In all, there are about 2,200 registered members of the Kennel Club. That’s about 45 percent of the undergraduate student body and almost a thousand more than the McCarthey Center student section, says club president Connor Cahill. He’s put in the time to keep him from needing to camp out on a night like this, managing, along with ...continued on next page

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H o m e g a m e s l o s t by G o n z a g a ’ s men’s team since the opening o f t h e M c C a r t h ey A t h l e t i c Center in 2004. already has a job lined up in the biochemistry field — meaning he has ample time to devote to this program in his final semester. “Zombie Nation” refers to the techno song “Kerncraft 400” that has become a staple of the Gonzaga pre-game ritual. It’s as impressive as anything you’ll see in college basketball. A coordinated dance full of jumping, deafening stomping, and arms-over-one-another swaying, it’s perhaps both intimidating and odd, and maybe corny, to an outsider. But to students, it’s an encapsulation of how this

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program has created a community within the student body, and vice versa. Few has said that the student body’s efforts give the Zags an eight-to-10-point advantage, and opposing players and coaches might agree. The power of the Kennel Club is something that has taken on an almost mythical reputation. But perhaps for good reason — the students travel well (including contingents at games as far away as the brutal one-point loss to Butler in Indianapolis in January), can be deafening, and truly feel like they’re part of this phenomenon. After they graduate, they come back as the sort of dedicated alumni who continue to bolster the school’s athletic programs. But the Kennel Club, or any other student section for that matter, doesn’t win games. That’s about as bluntly as Jay Bilas, a longtime ESPN basketball commentator who hosts the network’s weekly College GameDay show, puts it. “I know [the Kennel Club] has a lot of fun and they’re really into it. Now I’m going to be unpopular saying this, but I don’t think fans can influence wins like that. Also, I don’t recall fans ever taking responsibility when we lost. I’m of the opinion that crowds are part of the atmosphere,” says Bilas. The wins, he says, happen down on the court.


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n the last Monday in February, after a pair of blowout wins against Santa Clara and San Diego, Few is standing, arms crossed over a long-sleeved Gonzaga T-shirt, looking out as his players shoot around before practice. Reporters are asking at the time how it feels to be the second-ranked team in the country, and he’s giving boilerplate responses about how they’ve earned it and how it’s nice to get the recognition. From the court, a shot goes awry and the ball rolls his way. Arms still crossed, still talking to the reporter, he gives the ball a kick. It lasers to the chest of senior forward Guy Landry Edi, who catches it. “Niiiiice,” Edi says with a smile at the coach who recruited him from a junior college in Texas. Few doesn’t smile. In the style fans have become familiar with during the past 14 seasons, he’s stone-faced, always with an eye out on the court as he fields a few more questions about what it means to be ranked this high, and to have accomplished yet

another first for a coach who has spent most of his career exceeding the expectations of those around him. “He’s one of the best coaches in the country. I’d put him up there with anybody,” says Bilas. Few, already a longtime assistant coach by the time he

took over from Monson after the Zags’ 1999 Elite Eight run, has won about 80 percent of the time, while facing an increasingly tough non-conference schedule. He’s also a successor to the late coach (and athletic director) Dan Fitzgerald, who former players and coaches credit with ...continued on next page

Head coach Mark Few started his career at Gonzaga as a young graduate assistant. Today, he’s one of college basketball’s leaders in win percentage. Young Kwak photo

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“america’s team,” continued... helping to establish the culture that surrounds the program. If you talk with former and current Gonzaga players, they’ll describe what sounds like a lifelong fraternity from which most players never seem to stray too far. This is one of those intangible elements that goes into Gonzaga’s victory soup — players like the other guys around this team, in the same way that fans are attracted to the players. Despite all the on-court success, the WCC dominance, the NCAA tournaments, the Sports Illustrated cover stories, Few says one of the things he loves most about what’s happened at Gonzaga is the fact that so many of his players never drift too far from this program. “It means everything to me. That’s probably the neatest aspect of the job — having ex-players feel so good about their experience that they come back here to settle down and start their careers here, and basically spend their life here,” says Few, taking his eyes off the court for the first time. “That means everything to me. What that really says is how well


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n a recent Saturday afternoon, two of those former players who came back to Spokane are coaching their 7-year-old sons’ basketball team. Dan Dickau, the All-American point guard who played six seasons in the NBA, is sitting on the bench, giving the sort of high-fives and back slaps that were undoubtedly ingrained in him during his playing career. Out on the court is Jeff Brown, wearing a Gonzaga warm-up jacket and looking every bit of the 6-foot-9 he used to become the 1994 WCC Player of the Year, scoring 21 points per contest for a team that won 22 games. But on this particular afternoon, there are no fouls, no traveling and they don’t keep score. Brown is out there pacing the court and reminding the kids they have to dribble. Now the executive vice president of sales of Next IT, a Spokane-based information technology company with 160 employees, Brown has remained

very much in the fold of the Gonzaga family, but he’s still surprised sometimes by how much has changed since his playing days. “Mark Few, at that time, was a grad assistant and making, I think, $1,500 a year and teaching tennis classes. My wife actually took a class from him,” says Brown with a laugh. “The types of guys they’re recruiting now are far more talented. But to also see that Kelly Olynyk was named a first-team academic All-American is special stuff.” Former Gonzaga players work for the university, they’re lawyers, they run businesses, they call the radio and television broadcasts, and many find other ways to remain visible and influential in the Spokane community. “[Former players] like being around the program, and they had a phenomenal experience living in Spokane,” says Brown. Olynyk, a Canadian 7-footer who took last year off to develop his game and returned as one of the country’s most effective offensive players, has come to understand the university’s

relationship with its city. “The community has really rallied around the program and the program has brought life to the community, so it’s a mutual relationship that’s really working in a place like this,” Olynyk says. This might all just sound like flowers-and-rainbows, feel-good stuff — and maybe some of it is — but there’s a more pragmatic side. Former players, many of them playing professionally or still maintaining a strong skill set, need a place to work out in the summer, and that benefits current players. In the early days of Gonzaga’s NCAA run, John Stockton was still playing for the Utah Jazz and would go toe-to-toe with active players, shaping the game of many of the school’s skilled point guards a decade ago. It’s still happening these days. “In the summer we’ll have 10 guys playing here. You get experience against guys who are playing at the NBA level and get tips from them,” says Gonzaga guard David Stockton, John’s son and a fourth-generation Gonzaga student.

Few knows the impact these former players have made. The way he puts it, his intent is to create a team that’s much larger than the names listed on the roster. Bilas, a guy with firsthand experience with nearly every currently successful basketball team in the country, says the type of players and people who come out of this school has become one of the program’s best selling points. “The coach is the most important part of any program, but what sells Gonzaga better than anything is the players. When you visit there and get to know these guys, that’s one of the biggest attractions,” says Bilas.


eople want to know how this happened. Coaches and athletic directors around the country are wondering why they don’t have students camping out before games, and why they haven’t sold out every single game since their arena opened. They want to know why they can’t forever shake the dreaded “mid-major” tag and make a run that spans two decades and places their team logo on the rear windows of half the cars in their city. “There are other really good coaches out there, and really good programs, but to expect that other people can do this is like to say that everyone needs to be John Wooden,” says Bilas over the phone from Milwaukee, where he’s about to call a Marquette-Syracuse game. “It would be folly to say there’s a secret sauce they’re

using to accomplish this,” he says. Another CBS commentator, Seth Even for a former Zag like Brown, the Davis, went a step further, claiming that basketball program’s accomplishments Gonzaga shouldn’t even be a No. 1 seed, and the growth of its fan base is still even if they are No. 1 in the polls going something that inspires awe. into the NCAA tournament. “This became something that went Others, like Grantland writer Mark from lightning in a bottle to the brand Titus, a former Ohio State benchwarmer of Gonzaga being America’s team, and and author of the ESPN offshoot’s Top walking through airports in Chicago and 12 NCAA Power Rankings, acknowlseeing a Gonzaga basketball hat. This has edged the backlash that Gonzaga gets fundamentally changed. This was not a from its critics. Titus, who hilariously one-hit wonder,” says Brown. “At the end has referred to Gonzaga as “the Foreignof the day, now this is something that’s ers” all season in his column, wrote this unprecedented.” in defense of Gonzaga: It may be unprecedented, “You remember that friend but that doesn’t mean everygrowing up who would Gonzaga’s men begin play turn off video games at the one has accepted the fact that at the WCC tournament a team like Gonzaga could be last second when you were No. 1. Zagmania is not univer- in Las Vegas on Saturday beating him so that he could night at 6 pm on ESPN2. sal. In fact, you don’t have to say that you didn’t actually get too far away from Spokane win? That’s what America is (or in Spokane, sometimes) doing to Gonzaga right now. before the bubble breaks and dissenting ‘Nuh-uh. You can’t be the best team in voices pour in. the country because, um, because it’s just “FYI Gonzaga is Notre Dame Football not fair!’” 2012 — only difference is we have a A lot of college basketball fans are tourney #noonethinkstheyarethetrue#1,” probably saying this, but critics have some tweeted CBS basketball commentator ground to stand on. Gonzaga doesn’t play Doug Gottlieb the day after then-No. in a major conference, and the conference 1 Indiana was thumped by Minnesota, they do play in handed them some seriopening the door for the Zags to rise to ous blowouts this year. They don’t always the top spot. He’s referring to how Notre look as flashy as the teams ranked below Dame was ranked at the top of the BCS, them, and some think they get more naonly to be destroyed by Alabama in a tional media attention than they deserve. championship game that revealed the Those statements are mostly true. Irish probably should never have been But those are also the factors that make ranked that high. Gonzaga what it has become — the No. 1


team in the country. But given the sort of expectations that Gonzaga fans have built up over the years, there is still plenty to prove. Despite continued success, the Zags haven’t made a deep run in March since that first magical year. They’ve never reached the next level of recognition that allows them to be mentioned alongside the Dukes and North Carolinas on a consistent level without starting an argument. No matter how beloved this program is by its students, its city and its fans, there’s a sense that there’s more work to be done. A visibly exhausted Few acknowledges this as he sits courtside in Provo, Utah, after the Zags squeaked past BYU last Thursday night. It was a slugfest — sometimes quite literally — marked by poor shooting on the Zags’ part and a high level of emotion amplified by BYU’s sellout, boo-at-everything crowd. To raise the stakes, third-ranked Duke had just lost at Virginia, arguably leaving the No. 1 ranking for Gonzaga to grab with a win. With the ESPN headset awkwardly draped over half his face and speaking with former-coach-turned-commentator Bruce Pearl via satellite, Few was asked what this season has meant to him. “We’ve done a lot over the years at GU. The only things we haven’t done are get to No. 1, get a one seed and win 30 games,” he says. “Maybe it’s time we start crossing some of those things off the list.” n

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verything is extreme: the way ceilings rise into jutting angles, the way decks just barely cling to the backs of houses, the way skylights protrude like spikes, transforming rooftops into spiny shells. Today, people say mid-century architecture was a movement of rebellion — a visual middle finger to the columns and gabled roofs that filled American suburbs. And in places like Spokane, the modern designs that started to pop up between 1948 and 1973 turned the cityscape upside down. Modernists posed questions: why are buildings made the way they are? What should come first: form or function? “It was meant to be architecture for the masses. It was essentially a means by which people were saying, ‘You need a bank, but why are you making it look like a Greek temple?” says Aaron Bragg, a copywriter at Spokane design studio helveticka. “It was a rejection of these cookie-cutter designs and styles and going back to basics.” Bragg and his colleagues at helveticka decided that it was time to start celebrating Spokane’s rich modernist history and the world-class talent of the architects who lived here, co-curating the “SPOMa: Spokane Modern Architecture” exhibit that opened last weekend at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Spokane — a railroad town, a city with fading brick buildings and smokestacks on its skyline — often gets the brush-off in discussions of modernist architecture. But when you start looking, the clean modern lines and flourishes are in every corner of Spokane: the starburst ceiling at the Spokane Airport, the glittering blue facade of Avista’s headquarters, the low-crouching homes deep on Spokane’s south side. Bragg says that’s the point of modern design: it’s meant to blend into its environment, not become the environment. Bragg says this exhibition isn’t really about jumping up and down, waving to get other cities to notice little old Spokane. It’s for people who already live here. “More than anything we want Spokane to realize what they’ve got here — the enormity of the work, and just the sheer volume of what was produced by those guys is just stunning,” he says. “Our contention from day one is if you say anything about architecture in Spokane to anyone, they’re going to [think of] Kirtland Cutter. There’s been a lot that’s happened since then. We’re simply trying to get people to appreciate what they’ve ...continued on next page



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al Wahl has a handful of lipstick. The Museum Collections Coordinator is taking tubes of red lipstick into the SPOMa exhibit, commenting that the female mannequins standing around space-age tulip chairs and dining sets need to look a little more striking: like the sparkling, busty beauties from Mad Men. On an early morning last week, the staff was busily preparing SPOMa for its opening day — flipping through vinyl record covers, arranging a vintage hi-fi on a blond wood table in a mock 1950s living room setup in the museum’s atrium. Marsha Rooney, the MAC’s senior curator of history, says this exhibition starts at modern design, but is about much more than that: it’s about the unique postwar aesthetic, the way book jackets and movie posters looked. It’s about the unique way magazine ads popped off the pages of Life and Time. Modernist principles hardly just encompassed buildings, she says, but the look of an entire 25-year time period — a style that design buffs and Atomic Ranch subscribers still fawn over today. Modernist appeal is massive, she says: to the baby boomers who grew up in the middle of the century and to “a younger group intrigued by it — interested in the retro look.” Throughout the exhibit, photos document a swankier, sexier side of Spokane. Thin ladies in high-waisted bikinis sip cocktails poolside by the modern Ridpath Motor Inn. Cars with tailfins cruise downtown, spiraling in and out of the

Glimpses from Spokane’s modern past. bombastic Parkade. Rooney says when the museum was approached with the idea of an exhibit that chronicles Spokane’s rich modern style, she realized that there were holes in the museum’s own historical collection. “There hasn’t been as much collecting since World War II,” she says. “We’re all kind of learning this mid-century story.” She says the city, as a whole, hasn’t thought to tell this side of its history — the pre-Expo ’74, post-World War II history — until now. “We aren’t doing enough to collect and show we have the story.” As Rooney walks through the exhibit space with Rebecca Bishop, communications and public relations manager at the museum, they stare at the photos of 1960s living rooms, laughing at the influence, even then, of local artist Harold Balazs — whose twisting, snarled sculptures hang above fireplaces and adorn ceiling panels in starkly populated living rooms. Today, at the museum, a massive gray-and-black mural he has designed overlooks the entire exhibit. It’s extreme. Bishop shakes her head while looking at the photographs of that other time. “It was an extreme time. The hippies, the space travel — everything.” n “SPOMa: Spokane Modern Architecture” • On display through Nov. 2013 • Open WedSun, 10 am-5 pm • Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture • 2316 W. First Ave. • $7; $5, students and seniors • • 456-3931



n Thursday night, there’s going to be a discussion entitled “Optics for National Security Applications.” Hold on there. Wait a second, don’t leave. There’s more. It’s happening at a bar. And you’ll be able to drink while you hear a seasoned scientist talk about lasers and bombs that can be found with lasers. Still here? Good. Mobius Science Center is hoping to bring physics to the public by launching the Pub Science series. The program — this is the inaugural edition — is aimed at engaging the public in a scientific discussion in an environment that’s both welcoming and accessible to even the least science-curious drinkers out there. “It’s a really effective way to get working scientists in touch with the general public who might never be exposed to this,” says Don Riefler, director of education and programs for the Mobius Science Center. “We’re going to get science nerds, and those people will come every time, but we’re also hoping to get people

who don’t have much background in science,” he says. The first presenter is Hergen Eilers, Ph.D., a senior scientist at the Washington State University Applied Sciences Laboratory. He’s going to be talking about his work and how it’s being used to find improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and measure the temperature inside of an explosion. The format allows for a brief (and mostly PowerPointfree presentation) followed by a Q&A session that takes up the majority of the event’s time. Riefler hopes that this presentation, and all future Pub Science events, helps the public think about the ethical implications of scientific advances. “We want to talk about the sort of science that we know is here, but ask if it [should] be used,” says Reifler. Just something to think about while you sip on that beer. — MIKE BOOKEY Pub Science • Thu, March 7 at 7 pm • Neato Burrito/ Baby Bar • 827 W. First Ave. • Free with $5 suggested donation •

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DOCUMENTARY | SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN is a documentary about a little-known singer/ songwriter named Sixto Rodriguez. A relatively popular performer in his hometown of Detroit in the early 1970s, Rodriguez never made it big, despite having the support of some of the biggest names in the music industry at that time. This documentary tries to make sense of why it took so long to discover a musician who some producers considered better than Bob Dylan. The filming is beautiful and the characters are almost too good to be true. And it won an Oscar, so you know it’s good.

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Interplayers’ production inspired by the Jim West scandal addresses the trials of adolescence BY E.J. IANNELLI


ike many people inside and outside of Spokane, Stephen Karam became engrossed in the scandal that erupted around Mayor Jim West in 2005. Here was a man who had long cultivated a political persona that was hostile to any legislation advocating gay rights, and he supported at least one law that put homosexuality on a par with pedophilia. Privately, however, West was everything he claimed to oppose in public. He actively solicited the company of young men on, and there were further allegations that he enticed them with promises of city hall internships. It was behavior that went beyond hypocrisy. It was, as West himself later confessed, a double life. “I found it fascinating on about a hundred different levels,” Karam says. “For a while, I was just caught up in this tragic story of a man’s downfall. I became obsessed with those [online] chat transcripts, because in and of themselves they were so dramatic. How did somebody spend his or her life pushing legislation that went against who they are on a fundamental level? As a gay man, I felt betrayed by the mayor, but I also felt deep sympathy and pity.” His 2006 play Speech and Debate, onstage this month at Interplayers, grew out his ambivalence toward West and the issues raised by the scandal. At some points in the play, he quotes from the chat transcripts verbatim. Instead of approaching that tangle of issues and emotions from West’s point of view, Karam opted to filter things through the often-fractured lens of adolescence. To that end, Speech and Debate presents a motley trio of teenagers — Howie (played by Brian Demar Jones in Interplayers’ current production), Solomon (Nicholas Witham), and Diwata (Molly Ovens) — engaged in a roundabout dialogue about how to expose a predatory drama teacher. “I was much younger when I was writing this,” says the New York City-based playwright, “so I was not so far from being a teenager myself. I felt more connected to the people on that


side of similar scandals. Because of the way these stories are covered in the news, you never get to explore the complexity surrounding kids on the brink of adulthood, who have real sex drives and are adult in so many ways, and are completely naive in just as many ways.” Marilyn Langbehn, whose most recent appearance at Interplayers was to direct the West Coast premiere of David Mamet’s Race, has returned to oversee Speech and Debate. She demurely brushes aside any suggestion that she gravitates toward hot-button plays; she says it’s the artists and audiences in Spokane who like to be challenged. “The controversy of it was less of an enticement than the opportunities that it provided to the artists that would be working on it,” says Langbehn. “Spokane doesn’t shy away from controversy. It does take a good, hard look at whether it’s a good fit for the community, but ultimately the artists that work here aren’t afraid to tackle controversial material.” Langbehn’s production is a ““Grease casting” (meaning the teenage roles are played by adults) of Speech and Debate. She emphasizes both the pathos and the comedy of the play’s events, and by association the events on which they’re based. “There is something Shakespearean about somebody who rises to that level of political influence being brought so low. I can’t help but wonder how necessary it was to do that. If we as a society — and I don’t just mean Spokane — were more accepting of individual difference, maybe this whole thing would have been avoided.” Speech and Debate does advance that point (among several others), but cocoons it in humor and moving adolescent drama.  Speech and Debate • Through March 16 • WedSat at 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun at 2 pm • Interplayers • 174 S. Howard St. • $28 ($22 senior/military, $15 student) • • 4557529

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Baconism As the bacon fad comes to an end, here’s how you should cook By Ari LeVaux


ooking back, the early years of the bacon craze seem like a time of innocence. We took it for granted that any problem, culinary or otherwise, could be solved with various preparations of pig belly. The thrill of realizing we could eat bacon anywhere, in anything, any time of day, as much as we like, was thrilling. As long as man has hunted and confined pigs, he has probably found ways to obsess over and fetishize bacon. But these days we have the means at our collective disposal to obsess over bacon like never before, and we do. I never joined a bacon-of-the-month club, or wore any bacon-themed personal accessories, but there was a time in my life when I began most meals — breakfast, lunch and dinner — by chopping slivers from a brick of pork belly. And it was awesome. Bacon is clearly a wonderful thing. But when I began entertaining the possibility that it isn’t the only thing, some interesting culinary

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doors opened. Part of the problem with bacon everywhere, all the time, is that unless you’re investing in clean, quality bacon, you could be exposing yourself to some questionable karma — industrial hog farms that are home to gross exploitation and pollution — not to mention antibiotics and other substances found in factory farmed pork, such as the pork-fattening hormone ractopamine, widely used in the U.S. but banned in many countries, including Russia, which recently announced it will no longer import U.S. pork. And even if you’re unconcerned about chemicals, pollution, dietary fat or the feelings of pigs, sooner or later you still might find yourself wondering if there’s something else out there. Something different. So lets entertain the notion, if only for the sake of argument, of satisfaction at a post-bacon culture. Bacon offers three basic

elements, two of which are easy to explain. Those would be grease and protein. Bacon’s third element, which I’ll call the essence of bacon, could simply be called flavor, but it feels like more than that. While adding little of substance to the meal, this unmistakable aspect is difficult to articulate, much less substitute for. Pig meat, bacon’s protein component, is anything but irreplaceable. Lacking the juiciness and supple texture of beef or lamb, its popularity arises largely from its exceptional deposits of fat. Replacing this fat is more problematic than replacing the meat,

One could also use butter, which imparts a rich, fatty flavor and that animal product je ne sais quoi, though it doesn’t offer the mystery and complexity of bacon. If you want to truly rival bacon’s essence, in my opinion, the only flavors that come close come from the ocean. Fish sauce and oyster sauce are ubiquitous in Asian cuisine, and there are many variations — like the crushed small crabs that were tossed into a papaya salad I bought on the street in Bangkok. A more specific and well-traveled recipe that also conveys a comparable essence of pork belly is red meat


“Bacon is a wonderful thing. But when I began entertaining the possibility that it isn’t the only thing, some interesting culinary doors opened.” because the fat is undoubtedly where the essence lurks. One option is to pivot hard away from bacon’s essence and use olive oil instead, trading bacon’s warm umami blanket for the cleaner, subtle flavor of a good olive oil. Sure, olive oil doesn’t have bacon’s lusty, forbidden-fruit quality, and blowhard carnivores will surely howl. But while the scent of something frying in olive oil doesn’t fill a house like a cloud from a pan of bacon deep-frying in its own grease, it has its advantages. Rather than upstage other flavors, as bacon is wont to do, olive oil allows more space for complexity. And by most conventional measures — for what that’s worth — olive oil is a healthier choice.

fried with vegetables, oyster sauce and garlic. Parboil the veggies; try broccoli, carrots, peas or kale. Meanwhile, brown chunks of meat — beef, lamb or venison — in a pan. When the chunks are brown, add chopped garlic and, if you want, hot peppers and/or slices of ginger, and stir. Then add a mixture of equal parts sherry (or white wine) and oyster sauce, and stir some more. Kill the heat as soon as the sauce begins to simmer. Season with black pepper and soy sauce. You could have included bacon, but trust me — I tested that idea, and concluded that it wouldn’t improve it. And believe it or not, that’s not the only dish that won’t necessarily be improved by bacon. n

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Not Your Average Pie Fire Artisan Pizza expands into downtown Spokane By Chey Scott


fter spending about a year gauging the success of their first stab at a higher-end pizza restaurant in downtown Coeur d’Alene, the trio of owners behind Fire Artisan Pizza decided it was time to expand across the state line to Spokane. The clean-lined eatery debuted a little over a month ago in a prime spot at 816 W. Sprague, right across the street from The Davenport Hotel, in a space that was vacated last year when Moxie restaurant closed. Patrons of Coeur d’Alene’s Fire will notice that the Lilac City version — also designed by Spokane-based HDG Hurtado + Hissong Design Group — has the same look and feel, with a rustic-meets-contemporary scheme and a cozy yet simple atmosphere. Curving, stark-white chairs contrast against a dark wood floor, exposed brick walls and repurposed barn wood section dividers. Looming in the restaurant’s back corner is the heart of the establishment and the inspiration for both its namesake and its simplified menu approach: a glowing stone pizza oven. Everything on Fire’s succinct, half-sheet menu is cooked in the oven’s 800-to-900-degree belly, says co-owner Doug Johnson. It’s so hot that a cheese pizza cooks in two minutes or less, he adds.

While Fire’s menu may be considered small by some standards, what it offers in its 10 mainstay pies ($13-16) varies widely in flavor, texture and ingredients. “People like the menu because they don’t have to stress over their order,” Johnson says. “They know what their options are, and don’t have to worry that they missed something.” With the Parma ($16), Fire offers a mix of savory, tangy and rich flavors with four types of cheese, topped with prosciutto and truffle oil. Leaning toward the more classic side is the Pesto ($14), topped with roasted chicken breast, mozzarella, parmesan and a basil pesto, finished with cherry tomatoes. If diners see something on the menu that’s not to a specific taste, pizzas can be tweaked with extra meat, veggies, cheese or pesto sauce. Fire also features more than 15 rotating daily specials and special seasonally inspired pies, Johnson says. Complementing the restaurant’s artisan-style pizzas is an extensive beer and wine selection, with 16 beers on tap and about two dozen wines, mostly from Washington state and Italy. n Fire Artisan Pizza • 816 W. Sprague Ave. • Open Sun-Thurs 11 am - 10 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am - 11 pm • 413-1856


Frozen Sunshine

Sunnie’s FroSun Yogurt knows how to keep cool when it’s cold out By Jo Miller


hen there’s snow on the ground, not everyone’s first thought is to go out and get a frozen treat. So when Terri Parrish and her husband were researching what it takes to open a frozen yogurt shop, part of it involved learning how to run the business during the winter months. You have to anticipate the slow season and trust that the summer months will make up for it, Parrish says. You can also work hard to make the shop warm and inviting. That’s what the couple did when they opened Sunnie’s FroSun Yogurt in the Shadle Park Shopping Center. First, they named it after their orange tabby cat, Sunshine. Then, being faithful to the name, created a bright beach theme. The yogurt machines are inset on an ocean mural, tropical fish swim around a faux fish tank on a big screen, and surfboards line the hallway leading to the bathrooms. For an extra toasty factor, a fireplace faces the entrance and they also serve hot apple cider and coffee. Another thing that Parrish says helps to bring in the off-season crowd is the fact that frozen yogurt presents a healthy option. Most flavors are

low fat, some are nonfat, and they offer gluten free and dairy free choices. The self-serve style ($0.44/ounce) allows customers to choose their portion size and yogurt-to-topping ratio. Sunnie’s has 15 flavors, which they change twice a week. But with five yogurt machines and two individual flavors on each, where does the 15 come from? Just employ a bit of froyo arithmetic: Strawberry sensation + Italian tart = tropical bars. Chocolate + pomegranate energy = chocolate-covered cherries. Orange sorbet + Tahitian vanilla = Dreamsicle. Of course, the toppings always add to the equation. There are all the froyo regulars, including fruit, cereal, mochi, boba, and chocolate chips. But there is one notable topping: bacon. Yes, real bacon. One recommended usage of this salty-sweet blend is the breakfast combo of vanilla froyo, bacon and maple syrup. n



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f you’re not a vegetarian, and enjoy indulging from time to time in a juicy, perfectly aged, hand-cut steak or chop, Spencer’s is one place in downtown Spokane where you’ll find just that and more (including vegetarian options). Tucked off the street behind the Doubletree Hotel and the Spokane Convention Center, Spencer’s has been serving up prime views of Riverfront Park and the Spokane River for the past 15 years, along with its menu that runs the gamut when it comes to steakhouse food.

Spencer’s meat entrées — ribeyes, filets, pork chops and more — are all prepared in the restaurant’s 1,600-degree infrared broiler to ensure the prime-cut meats stay juicy and tender. A variety of crisp salads and savory sides pair well with any protein of choice. The restaurant’s fresh seafood offerings are just as diverse, from parmesancrusted halibut to plank-grilled Columbia River steelhead. Make sure to save room for a decadent dessert, or finish off your meal with a boozy treat from the lounge. — CHEY SCOTT

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VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY BOOTS BAKERY & LOUNGE 24 W. Main Ave. | 703-7223 High ceilings, exposed brick walls and artsy murals make this one of the prettiest spots in downtown. But it’s the creative and artfully executed vegan and vegetarian bistro fare that’s creating such a buzz. Spokane’s first bakery/bar, Boots is now a fixture in the downtown food scene. In the vegan community, Alison Collins — former Mizuna bar manager, now Boots owner — holds a celebrity-chef status for her contributions to Mizuna’s repertoire, specifically its vegan carrot cake (and yes, the carrot cake is at Boots and in cupcake form). GORDY’S SICHUAN CAFE 501 E. 30th Ave. | 747-1170 Daily soup specials, like chili-lemontofu-cilantro, warm a cold, foggy day at this classic off-the-beatenpath cafe nestled on the South Hill. Among the specialties are the Black Date Sweet Potato Chicken and the Dan-Dan Noodles. Most of the menu is either vegetarian/vegan, or can be made so — just ask to replace the protein. Add a plate of Ma Po Tofu,

true Chinese comfort food (made here with ground pork) and you’ll leave thoroughly warmed and sated. METHOD JUICE CAFE 718 W. Riverside Ave. | 473-9579 Believe it or not, 16 ounces of juice from Method can fill you up as much as any meal from a neighboring restaurant. Method Juice Cafe offers fresh juices and smoothies, most of which are raw and gluten-free, and all are vegan and 100 percent organic — good news for those with dietary restrictions or just the healthconscious. The ‘Legit’ smoothie packs all the punch of a milkshake without the guilt, and is made with rice milk, cacao, banana and peanut butter. Or pick up a veggie-heavy juice like the ‘Prime’ with apple, pear, beet, cucumber, pineapple and a hint of ginger. If a classic juice isn’t enough, try one of their daily soups, salad, or heaping rice and quinoa bowls with peanut sauce or lemon tahini and vegetables. NEATO BURRITO 827 W. First Ave. | 847-1234 Get in line at this downtown spot

and grab one of the best burritos in the whole damn city. Pick your tortilla (flour, spinach, or what have you), bean (black, pinto), meat (or tofu), sour cream, salsa — you get the point. Prices are low and portions monstrous. While you’re munching on your veggie-friendly burrito goodness, take in the sounds of whoever happens to be playing at the Baby Bar that night and grab one of their beers on tap or a clever cocktail. RED DRAGON CHINESE DELIVERY 1406 W. Third Ave. | 838-6688 With an unassuming exterior and neighbors the likes of a liquor store and a Moneytree, Red Dragon Delivery might be easily misunderstood. What most don’t know is that they offer an extensive vegan and vegetarian menu in addition to Chinese delivery favorites like Sweet and Sour Pork. Try the Orange Tofu if you’ve been craving a Panda Express-esque meal, or their vegan rice noodles with broccoli. And if you didn’t understand this from the title: they deliver to the Downtown area and the South Hill. n

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Back to Wonderland

Oz The Great and Powerful sees director Sam Raimi at the top of his game By Curtis Woloschuk


hereas 2009’s Drag Me to Hell proved that eating at the big kids’ table in Hollywood hadn’t curbed Sam Raimi’s adolescent appetite for goofy gore, Oz the Great and Powerful suggests that he still has some more sophisticated tricks stowed up his bloodsplattered sleeve. After spending five years and $600 million sending Spider-Man swinging through Manhattan, he’s finally crafted his first film capable of instilling a genuine sense of wonder in a viewer. Despite being a CGI-heavy affair, his Oz feels incredibly alive. Fueled by the same gleeful energy that drove Raimi’s earliest work, it not only serves as a worthy tribute to the wonderland conceived by L. Frank Baum but also a celebration of moviemaking itself. This prequel to the 1939 classic fittingly opens in a milieu where a young Raimi would’ve undoubtedly felt right at home: a circus sideshow circa 1905 where the ramshackle wooden structures instantly recall The Evil Dead’s shoddy sets. This black-and-white chapter introduces Oscar “Oz” Diggs (James Franco), a low-rung magician/first-rate Lothario cut from the same cocksure cloth as Bruce Campbell’s Ash. And in yet another nod to Raimi’s no-budget origins, Oscar’s “illusions” are but


the products of smoke, mirrors, sound effects, barely concealed wires and, most important, ingenuity. After stealing a hot air balloon to escape a jealous husband, Oscar is caught in the clutches of a rather familiar tornado. As he’s tossed to and fro, Raimi confirms that his idea (and staging) of interdimensional travel hasn’t changed any in the two decades since Army of Darkness. He also serves notice that he’ll be employing a decidedly old-school approach to 3-D, primarily using the technology to send random objects (and, in good time, flying monkeys) hurtling toward the audience. Dumped into a technicolor landscape of giant flowers and fluttering river pixies, Oscar realizes that he’s not in Kansas anymore. Likewise, audiences are forced to accept that they’re not in the Oz we all know from the original film. Admittedly, the digitally rendered sets take some getting used to. However, our immersion into this world is accelerated as soon as Theodora (Mila Kunis) makes her appearance. Alternately elated, anxious and needy, she manically informs Oscar that he’s the “great wizard” prophesied to end the tyrannical reign of Glinda (Michelle Williams). As Oscar dithers over accepting his supposed destiny,

it’s apparent that Raimi — along with screenwriters Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire — has devised the ideal blockbuster role for Franco. A reluctant star, Franco routinely seems detached in his most high-profile gigs. This inclination actually lends itself well to a self-involved protagonist who’s initially hard-wired to shirk both sincerity and commitment but must learn that goodness trumps greatness. Perhaps owing to their long working relationship, Raimi gradually elicits an emotional involvement from Franco here that we never once glimpsed in the decidedly more earnest Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Likewise, he draws an unexpectedly tragic performance from Kunis. Tormented by the OZ THE GREAT AND lies of her connivPOWERFUL ing sister Evanora Rated PG (Rachel Weisz) and Directed by Sam Raimi plagued by her own Starring James Franco, Michelle Williams, insecurities, TheoMila Kunis, Rachel Weisz dora devolves into the green-skinned Wicked Witch who haunted countless childhood dreams. In turn (and as no surprise to anyone with a cursory knowledge of Baum’s lore), it’s revealed that Glinda is on the side of the angels and that it’s actually Evanora and Theodora who Oscar must muster the motley denizens of Oz — munchkins included — against. The climactic guerrilla assault Oz orchestrates against the occupied Emerald City is not only a brilliantly executed, highly imaginative set piece but also an impassioned testament to the glory of cinema. With this grand gesture, Raimi reminds us that movies are meant to be viewed with awe. After all, they’re a form of magic. n

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The title refers to the five teens — four of them black, one Latino — who were convicted of and jailed for raping a white woman in Central Park in 1989. But as is made clear in the opening moments of Ken Burns’ newest documentary, they didn’t do it. Burns, along with his daughter Sarah and her husband, David McMahon, serve up an angry indictment of a racist police department and anything-but-just justice system, via old footage and contemporary interviews. It’s too bad that the film wasn’t made a decade ago, after their release from long prison sentences. The film is still strong, but there’s a lack of immediacy. At Magic Lantern (ES) Unrated

lenge. Following Japanese Emperor Hirohito’s surrender in World War II, the country faced a myriad of political and social challenges that pushed the nation to the edge of chaos. General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) finds himself in control of the fate of a nation, now charged with the task of deciding what to do with the fallen emperor. Charge him with the horrendous crimes of war or use him as a symbol of his people? Inspired by the actual days following the war, Emperor is wrought with political intrigue and history— two things that get a lot of people’s blood pumping. (SM) Rated PG-13.


Despite being a CGI-heavy affair, Sam Raimi’s Oz feels incredibly alive. Fueled by the same gleeful energy that drove Raimi’s earliest work, it not only serves as a worthy tribute to the wonderland conceived by L. Frank Baum but also a celebration of moviemaking itself. This prequel to the 1939 classic fittingly opens with a circus sideshow circa 1905 where the ramshackle wooden structures instantly recall Evil Dead’s shoddy sets. This black-and-white chapter introduces Oscar “Oz” Diggs (James Franco), a lowrung magician/first-rate Lothario, who ends up in a tornado that lands him in a familiar Technicolor landscape where he encounters Theodora (Mila Kunis) and a couple of witches, played by Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz. (CW) Rated PG.

Victor (Colin Farrell) lives the silent life of a mob-entangled killer. Beatrice (Noomi Rapace) lives across the street from the  New York City  crime man. Eventually, the two meet … but Victor’s really probing to see whether or not Beatrice witnessed a grisly murder. Now, he has to kill Beatrice’s enemy in order to keep his own crime a secret. In an action-packed two hours of seduction and explosions, see how this whole kitten caboodle of blackmailing and crime gets resolved in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev’s first English-language movie. (SM) Rated R.  


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Kids these days. They party all night even if they’ve got a big life-altering event the next day, like a medical school entry interview. That’s basically the premise of this college debauchery flick, written by the same guys who brought us the  The Hangover.  21 and Over  is a run-of-the mill, over-the-top drunken comedy, following the juvenile adventures of a trio of college friends on the night of straightA, nerdy kid Jeff Chang’s 21st birthday. Trailers for the film indicate a predictably weak plot, fluffed up by three college dudes doing gross and humiliating stuff. At least watch for the Seattle landmarks in the movie; it was partially filmed at the University of Washington. (CS) Rated R


Taking home the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar this year was a touching and at times jarring film about a couple in their 80s whose lives change dramatically after the wife suffers a stroke. The French-language film features an Academy Award nominated performance from Emmanuelle Riva, who plays the stricken Anne opposite of an equally impressive showing from Jean-Louis Trintignant. At Magic Lantern. (MB) Rated PG-13.


Based on the first in a novel series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures is set in a small South Carolina town where 17-year-old Ethan Wate

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Remember Keri Russell? She of Felicity fame? These days she’s back on TV as a commie mom on The Americans, but in Dark Skies we see her as just a normal mom. But this normal mom’s family is all screwed up because things start stacking themselves inside the house and birds fly into her windows. It’s basically a 2013 version of Poltergeist, so the family calls in a paranormal investigator played by J.K. Simmons (Juno’s dad, the guy from the Farmer’s Insurance commercials). That’s when things get really, really scary. (MB) Rated PG-13

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now playing ised freedom by a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) in exchange for helping find a pair of criminals. They also rumble with a rich Frenchie (Leonardo DiCaprio) who owns Django’s wife now. (LS) Rated R


When Scorch Supernova, the galaxy’s most heroic alien warrior, gets caught on planet Earth, his nerdy brother must travel across the universe to save him. Humans have been imprisoning and researching a variety of alien species for years and now a cute little group of imprisoned aliens must escape our lovely planet in order to survive… and save all life in the galaxy. Your kids will love the antics of a mob of wily extraterrestrials, while you’ll appreciate a cast of star voice actors (Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker) and two hours of captivated and mostly quiet children. (SM) Rated PG


Valentine’s Day is a day for romance… and also the premiere of A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth installment in the Die Hard  series. This time, John McClane (Bruce Willis) must travel to  Russia  to get his son, Jack, out of jail. But Jack has followed in his father’s footsteps and is deeply involved in a counter-terrorist operation that has to do with explosivesgrade uranium, trunks full of assault rifles and a beautiful woman. Now, in true  Die Hard  fashion, the duo must fight the foreign enemy by jumping out of windows and blowing stuff up. (SM) Rated R


Bill Murray plays FDR, Olivia Williams is his kind of estranged wife Eleanor, and Laura Linney is his distant cousin Daisy, who becomes his new social secretary and latest in a line of secret flings. Apparently, a wheelchair never held this guy back, when it came to the ladies. But the film isn’t as light as its preview trailers suggest. It’s 1939, the eve of WWII, and the king and queen of England are visiting FDR. Neither are things very dramatic. Aside from a strong Murray performance and a nice way with words in the script, the film is lightweight. It’s a pleasant visit with these folks, but not much more. At Magic Lantern (ES) Rated R


You never suspect the quiet ones. So when Sandy (Jason Bateman) discovers his identity has been stolen, the seemingly harmless Diana (Melissa McCarthy of Bridesmaids) is a surprising suspect. But Sandy’s trip to Miami to confront the criminal takes a twist when he discovers that Diana isn’t as innocent as she appears. The loud, annoying woman will do anything she can to avoid losing the luxurious lifestyle she has accrued at  Sandy’s expense. Through many a car chase, fistfight and argument, Sandy must pull his identity and credit score out of the gutter. (SM) Rated R


Director Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns, The Usual Suspects) this time

goes the family-friendly fairy tale route in a story that uses most of the ingredients from Jack and the Beanstalk and adds a few choice new ones. Nicholas Hoult is the poor farm boy who ascends that stalk, trying to rescue a wild child princess (Eleanor Tomlinson), and meets up with a gaggle of terrifically realized giants. Lots of adventure, some good chuckles, a bit of distant violence, some villainous scenery chewing from dastardly Stanley Tucci and giant Bill Nighy. (ES) Rated PG-13


Let’s be honest: these movies don’t really have much to do with exorcisms, do they? It seems  The Last Exorcism  franchise is all about finding new and interesting ways to turn the actors into contortionists. This sequel is no departure, featuring the same backbends and arthritic mutilations as the 2010 film. In II, the girl who was possessed last time has survived, and realizes that her previous exorcism didn’t quite stick. So this time, this will be her last  LAST  exorcism. For reals. (LS) Rated PG-13


Prepare yourself for the classic love story by Nicholas Sparks. Katie has daddy issues, or a fear of commitment, or a history of abuse or something. Alex’s is a widower, can bench press 250 pounds, and is good with kids. They’re both pretty attractive. They run on the beach through the rain and conquer deep-seated emotional issues together. But when our heroine has to get out of town quickly, for some vague and slightly terrifying reason, their true love is tested. Or something emotional and gut-wrenching like that. (SM) Rated PG-13


The newest collaboration between director Steven Soderbergh and writer Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Informant!) is their best. It’s a twisty-turny mysterythriller about money, sex, (prescription) drugs, sleepwalking, and lots more. Jude Law is a busy psychiatrist. Rooney Mara is his patient. Channing Tatum is her husband. Catherine Zeta-Jones is her former psychiatrist. Things, to a degree

you couldn’t possibly guess, go wrong, astoundingly wrong. Great writing and direction, every actor is spot-on. At Magic Lantern (ES) Rated R


Director David O. Russell (The Fighter, Flirting with Disaster) continues exploring the humor and tragedy of the human situation in a story of two emotionally damaged people (Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence) who meet … and, thankfully, don’t follow the rules of movie clichés. Throw in the Cooper character’s more down to earth, but still nutzoid dad (Robert De Niro, right on the mark), and the movie almost starts to sparkle. It’s just a tad too quirky for its own good, but one of the more enjoyable relationship films in a long while. (ES) Rated R


Dwayne Wolfgang Rockefeller Johnson, aka “The Rock,” stars as a dad struggling with parenting issues — namely the fact that his son got locked up after being framed in a drug deal. So The Rock has an idea: he’ll become an informant in place of his son to help get him off. Being a truck driver, he has access to the required transportation to ship copious amounts of dope, so he recruits two actual criminals (played by Shane from The Walking Dead and Omar from The Wire) to help him get connected with some big time drug dealers. (MB) Rated PG-13


The popular young adult novel is turned into a well intended, but flawed movie filled with gaping holes in logical storytelling. Most of the world’s population has become zombies, though survivors exist in a walled city. When human Julie (Teresa Palmer) wanders into the wrong place, she’s saved by zombie R (Nicholas Hoult), and the rest of the film is about how love can change anyone ... even a flesh-eating, conscience-less zombie. The two leads are quite good, especially in handling their ever-changing character arcs. And the mostly ’60s and ’70s soundtrack is mighty hip. Too bad that everything else is preposterous. (E.S.) Rated PG-13 n





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Ken Burns and his family strive to clear the names of five men in this new documentary atching a Ken Burns film means difprofiling, the blame was aimed at them, even ferent things to different people. To though they weren’t even together that night, and some, it’s a chance to be deliriously knew each other only in passing. They all went overwhelmed and entertained by the breadth to jail, for a long time, but were finally freed with of the documentary director’s knowledge of his clean records. subject, to learn and then learn some more about Burns and company open the film with the jazz or baseball or our national parks. To others, voice of Matias Reyes, a convicted rapist who it’s a challenge, due to Burns’ choice to work in bluntly admits to the crime. What follows is an long form, to stretch his films out to marathon insightful telling of what went down back then. length. There were authorities who covered up facts and No problem for either group here. This invented stories. There were tactics used on the is not a 20- or even 10-hour frightened teens that got them production. Burns, along with THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE to lie about each other in order co-directors Sarah Burns (his to save their own skins. There Not Rated daughter) and her husband Da- Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David are journalists and relatives and vid McMahon, has fashioned teachers now talking about the McMahon an in-depth but comparatively wrongs that were committed. At Magic Lantern streamlined examination of And there are the five guys, all an outrageous miscarriage of these years later, telling their justice that has been buried by time. stories, accompanied by police footage of what On April 19, 1989, a white female jogger was they were put through. beaten and raped while on a run through New The film is successful as an indictment of York’s Central Park. She eventually recovered reckless wrongdoing, but it also remains fair, but had no memory of the incident or any idea pointing out that the five kids were, indeed, of who attacked her. The police had no clues to troublemakers, just not at anywhere near the begin an investigation. In an instance of being in level of the crimes they were convicted for. the wrong place at the wrong time, five teenagWatching it will make you angry, but it might ers — Anton McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef also make you wonder why, since all five guys Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Kharey Wise, were freed a decade ago, it’s taken so long for four of them black, one a Latino — were arrested, someone to get the word out there. It’s too bad pretty much for hassling people in the park. that something this important and this riveting In what today would be called a case of racial should also come across as old news. n

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After nearly three decades in music, Scott Kelly finds new challenges when he’s onstage alone By Leah Sottile

t’s the clarity that’s terrifying. After 27 years of screaming and thrashing in bands like Neurosis and Shrinebuilder, over the past decade Scott Kelly has changed how audiences see him. He stands alone — just an acoustic guitar slung over his shoulder — and sings of the ache that clouds the depths of his heart. He’s a different performer: a grown man singing for his soul. But every time he steps onstage, he says it’s a little like drenching himself in cold water. That feeling, that rush, that anticipation — that risky exposed feeling — is something he needs. “When I was doing my first [solo] record, I was in the last throes and fits of addiction and I was in the process of coming to a big decision — which was to get sober in my life,” Kelly says over the phone from a tour stop in Oakland, Calif. “When I was trying to perform those songs, that became the replacement therapy for all of the dangerous places that I liked to put myself in before that. All of the Russian roulette that I would play with all of the chemicals in my lifestyle.” In Neurosis, lyrics are often buried in a haze of distortion — just another instrument in the symphony of noise. But here, he’s emotionally naked. “There’s a lot of different dynamics to what [Neurosis does], but we have a thing we go back to which is an overwhelming, aggressive takeover of anyone who is within earshot,” Kelly says. “Although the words are there, you kind of have to uncover them. They’re not directly out in front. The challenge of doing something where the words were directly there for people to hear, and to carry the emotion in a song and melody — it just really spoke to me.” In his mid-30s, he started feeling drawn to calmer, more melodic sounds, artists like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson — the country music that he remembered his father playing when he was a child. “It occurred to me that there was as real challenge there, basically, to try and write and carry an actual song in a stripped-down form like that,” he says. With his latest solo album, The Forgiven Ghost in Me, Kelly pushes himself as a writer. He searches through song, desper...continued on next page









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f you knew nothing about Adam Young, the creative force behind the infectious rhythms and melodies of pop music project Owl City, it would be natural to guess the his personality edges toward being outgoing and carefree. Young, who’s currently on tour promoting his fourth studio album The Midsummer Station, is much more introverted than his music’s upbeat, peppy pop sound would suggest. “I’m the farthest thing from outgoing; I’m a really reserved guy,” Young tells The Inlander over the phone on an afternoon before performing with Maroon 5 and Neon Trees. Despite his soft-spoken nature, Young is an easygoing conversationalist, offering long-winded and detailed answers to questions. “I like to be alone and don’t like to do big groups at parties and things like that,” he says. “I’m a happy guy and I’m happy where I’m at, and I don’t see that introverted thing as me, other than that’s how I’m wired. “The other side of it, too,” Young adds, “is the way my music sounds — upbeat and outgoing like this Type-A character — that is another way to express this thing that’s not really built into me. That is my way to be that crazy guy.” In a whirlwind six years since he gained mass recognition for his music through MySpace, there have been more than a few times when he had to pinch himself to make sure this was all real. “It’s definitely not something I ever anticipated I needed to figure out how to deal with,” Young says of his international fame. “I don’t wake up thinking it’s going to change me for the worse,” he adds. “It’s really been to my benefit of pushing me outside my comfort zone. I really have to go with the flow, and with

my personality that’s never been second nature.” Young, an only child, started recording music in the basement of his parents’ home in Owatonna, Minn. — a city of 25,000 about an hour south of Minneapolis where he still lives when not touring — as a way to escape his insomnia and disengagement with his life. “My music has always been my way of dealing with the everyday mundane world that can really drag you down,” he says. In a creative industry that tends to welcome expressions of heartbreak, anger and jaded emotions, Owl City’s bouncy, feelgood sound might not appeal to everyone, and Young is OK with that. “For me it’s always been making the kind of music I’ve always wanted to hear, or to hear someone else make,” he says. “So Owl City is something I started to make with an inherently optimistic sound.” As a solo project, Young hasn’t strayed from his beliefs and the direction he wants his career to go, despite what anyone may want to conform him to. “The main thing with the industry — if anyone could ask my opinion — is that it needs more sincerity,” he says. “It’s easy to get this notion into your head, ‘What will radio think about this, or the label guys think about this song or melody?’ You have to stop yourself thinking about them; you have to stay true to that sincerity that moves you first and foremost.” n Owl City with Echosmith • Sun, March 10, at 7:30 pm • Knitting Factory • 919 W. Sprague Ave. • $23 • All-ages • ticketweb. com


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hut your mouth, shut it up. Forget your stupid questions.” Those are the kinds of no-nonsense lyrics you can expect to hear from up-and-coming punk rock locals 66beat at the band’s tape release show this weekend. And when singer Aaron Bocook sings them, they come out in this great Iggy Pop sneer, backed by rolling drums from Paul Forster. It’s totally contagious, irresistible dance punk — the kind of stuff you can picture teenage girls sneaking out of the house to go dance to. — LEAH SOTTILE 66beat Tape Release Show with Rice Queen, Pregnancy Pact and Garlands • Sat, March 9, at 7 pm • Boots Bakery & Lounge • 24 W. Main Ave. • Free • Allages • 703-7223

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Thursday, 3/7

Barbary Coast (489-4084), Armed and Dangerous Big City Saloon (474-0579), DJ Fusion Bigfoot Pub, DJ Dave Bluz at the Bend, Sammy Eubanks Bon Bon (413-1745), DJ Amoe CDA Casino, PJ Destiny The Cellar, Truck Mills Gibliano Brothers, Dueling Pianos J THE Hop!, Axe Murder Boyz John’s Alley, Sweatshop Union, Redwood Son Knitting Factory, Hollywood Undead, Dance Gavin Dance, All Hail the Yeti J Laguna Café, Just Plain Darin LeftBank Wine Bar (315-8623), Nick Grow J Luxe Coffeehouse , Dirk Lind Marquee, MCSQUARED Moon Time, Monarch Mountain Band J Mootsy’s, Scott Kelly and The Road Home (see story on page 49), Ian L. Miles, John K. O’Shay’s, Open mic The Phat House, The World Bandits Red Lion River Inn (328-9526), Chris Rieser Swamp, DJ Aphrodisiac Ugly Bettie’s, Reggae Night with Facedown J Unitarian Universalist (3256283), Peace & Economic Justice Conf. Reception feat. Giovanni Aceves, Ron Greene, Lucas Brookbank, Pixie Sweeney, Noel Jacobs Zola, Cruxie

Friday, 3/8

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anada’s greatest songwriter isn’t Justin Bieber. Nope, folkie Gordon Lightfoot was given that title in the 1960s and ’70s after launching his heartfelt tales and protest ballads into the world. Lightfoot’s county/folk sound is characterized by a 12-string guitar and baritone vocals that sound friendlier than Randy Newman on a Disney cartoon. Artists the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and even Johnny Cash have covered his material. And now, some 50 years later, Lightfoot has received the recognition he deserves. In 2012 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Take that, Bieber. — JORDY BYRD Gordon Lightfoot • Tues, March 12, at 8 pm • INB Performing Arts Center • $4964 • All-ages • • 279-7000

Bigfoot Pub, Karma’s Circle Bluz at the Bend, Tuck Foster Bolo’s (891-8995), The Vibe Boomer’s (368-9847), The Usual Suspects J Boots Bakery & Lounge, Brothers ov Midnite, Clusterf**k?!? Buckhorn Inn (244-3991), Sammy Eubanks J Carr’s Corner, The Finns, Wyatt Blue & The Architects The Cellar, Laffin Bones J The Center, Headbang for the Highway feat. Destined to Prevail, Ashlyus, Measures, Amontillado’s Cask, Among Thieves, Faus CDA Casino, YESTERDAYSCAKE, Bill Bozly Coldwater Creek (208-263-6971), Bright Moments Jazz Curley’s (208-773-5816), Bad Monkey Fedora Pub, Kosh Fizzie Mulligans, Shiner

Grande Ronde Cellars (4558161), Maxie Ray Mills J THE Hop!, The Convalescence, Kleos, Somatic, Dead Harvest Hot Rods (534-4061), DJ Dave Iron Horse, Suckerpunch Irv’s (624-4450), DJ Prophesy John’s Alley, Vial 8 Jones Radiator, Dead Mans Pants Knitting Factory, Too Broke to Rock feat. Avatar, Nixon Rodeo, Tallboy, Sky Turns Red J Laguna Café, String Theory Library Lounge (747-3371), Big Hair Revolution Marquee, Likes Girls, MCSQAURED Max at Mirabeau (922-6252), Limousine Mezzo Pazzo, Spare Parts nYne, DJ Mayhem O’Shay’s, Arvid Lundin & Friends Pend d’Oreille Winery (208-2658545), Ninjazz Rain (456-5656), Just Plain Darin

Red Lion River Inn (328-9526), Chris Rieser and The Nerve Rock Bar (443-3796), Cliff Park Seasons of CDA (208-664-8008), Truck Mills Sergio’s, Luke Jaxon Band Silver Fox (208-667-9442), The Wilsons Splash (208-765-4000), Whack A Mole J SCC (533-8230), Cas Haley, Tyler Hilton, Jarad Finck Swamp, The Wreckers The Shop, DJ Wax808 J Twisp Café (474-9146), Acuff and Sherfey J Ugly Bettie’s, Diamond Speedboat, The Lion Oh My, Storm Normandy J Unitarian Universalist (325-6283), Benefit Concert feat. Terrible Buttons, Todd Milne, Blake Abyss Zola, Fus Bol

Saturday, 3/9

J Asia Restaurant, One Match Left Beverly’s (208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn Big City Saloon (474-0579), DJ Fusion Bigfoot Pub, Karma’s Circle Birdy’s (863-9572), Maxie Ray Mills Bistro on Spruce (208-664-1774), Truck Mills Blue Spark, DJ Darkside Som Bluz at the Bend, Tuck Foster Bolo’s (891-8995), The Vibe Boomer’s (368-9847), The Usual Suspects J Boots Bakery & Lounge, 66beat Tape Release Show (see story above) with Rice Queen, Pregnancy Pact and Garlands Buckhorn Inn (244-3991), Sammy Eubanks

Carr’s Corner, American Hitmen, Lust for Glory, Van Marter Project The Cellar, Laffin Bones J The Center, Headbang for the Highway feat. Verbea, Deviance, What Wings Once Held, Raised by Wolves, Annie Sails Sorrow, A Phyrric Victory J Chaps (624-4182), Just Plain Darin with Tyler Coulston Checkerboard, Midnight Mine, Mojave Wizard, All the Way Left, Knotty Gunstick CDA Casino, YESTERDAYSCAKE, Bill Bozly CDA Cellars (208-664-2336), Angela Marie Project Coldwater Creek (208-263-6971), Rick Burness Curley’s (208-773-5816), Bad Monkey Fedora Pub, Kosh Fizzie Mulligans, Shiner Gibliano Brothers, Dueling Pianos J the Hop!, Soblivious, Structural Damage, Murder the Beast, Freak System Iron Horse, Suckerpunch Irv’s (624-4450), DJ Prophesy John’s Alley, Ned Evett Jones Radiator, The Bettys

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Sunday, 3/10

Carr’s Corner, Ben Miller Band The Cellar, Steve Ridler Curley’s (208-773-5816), Hoodoo Udu Daley’s Cheap Shots , Open mic J Geno’s (487-9541), Eddie Haskell Jazz Trio J Knitting Factory, Owl City (see story on page 51), Echosmith Marquee, Likes Girls J Northern Quest Casino, Smokey Robinson Ugly Bettie’s, DJ Dave Zola, The Bucket List

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Blue Spark, Open mic Bon Bon (413-1745), DJ Darkside Som J Calypsos Coffee (208-6650591), Open mic Eichardt’s , Truck Mills Red Lion River Inn (328-9526), The Bob Curnow Big Band, Mt. Spokane HS Jazz Ensemble Rico’s (332-6566), Open mic Soulful Soups & Spirits, DJ Fusion Ugly Bettie’s, Open mic Whiskey Dick’s (474-9387), DJ Dave Zola, Nate Ostrander Trio

The Cellar, Max Daniels Cum Inn (924-6762), Armed and Dangerous Eichardt’s, Charley Packard Fedora Pub, Kosh Geno’s (487-9541), Open mic J the Hop!, Starr Variety Show Irv’s (624-4450), DJ Prophesy JJ’s Grill (467-4267), Chris Rieser and The Nerve La Rosa Club (208-255-2100), Marshall McLean Mezzo Pazzo, Stephanie Hatzinikolis The Phat House, Kenny B & The Inland Worship Allstars J Ripples (326-5577), Dru Heller Trio RoadhoUse, Coyote Rose Soulful Soups & Spirits, Open mic

Sundown Saloon (208-765-6585), Sam Platts and the Kootenai Three Swamp, Carey Brazil Zola, Island Soul

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Mootsy’s, Garage Voice, Dead Serious Lovers on March 14 Bing Crosby Theater, Leo Kottke on March 17 Mootsy’s, Pony Time, Stickers, BBBBandits, 66beat on March 22 Knitting Factory, Josh Ritter, Lake Street Drive on March 24

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We’ve made it through the long haul of another sloppy, grey and dismal Inland Northwest winter and it’s time once again to start thinking about spring, maybe starting by brightening up our wardrobes. For some inspiration, there’s no better place to start than the upcoming Spring Fashion Show, featuring locally sourced looks created by vintage fashion guru Jenny Stabile, of Carousel vintage boutique, and Mary Eberle, the paper-flower maven behind aNeMonE, with hair and makeup by Sessions Salon’s Kandra Hamilton. Watch local models strut their stuff down the catwalk to some sweet beats, and take advantage of the good eats at hosting venue Stella’s Café. — CHEY SCOTT Carousel Spring Fashion Show • Thu, March 7 at 7 pm • $10$15 • Stella’s Café • 917 W. Broadway Ave. • CarouselJenny • 838-2877




The Crucible • March 7-9 and 14-16 at 7:30 pm; March 10 and 17 at 2 pm • $10-$15 • The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center • 405 N. William St., Post Falls • • 208-457-8950

“In The Mood” • Fri, March 8 at 3 pm and 7:30 pm • $49, $39 or $29 • Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox • 1001 W. Sprague Ave. • 624-1200 •

The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center is giving us a look at the iconic ’50s play in the hopes of perhaps reminding you of a story you haven’t been exposed to since high school. Written by Arthur Miller, The Crucible dramatizes the Salem witch trials and is an allegory for the McCarthy-era communist hunts happening at the time it was penned. Directed by Jared Helm, who also heads Coeur d’Alene High School’s theater department, the play is the third performance by the JACC’s newly established Theater Troupe. — ELI FRANCOVICH

Step back to the era of big-band swing, when everyone drowned out the war with upbeat tunes and the Greatest Generation was still just a bunch of kids crowding the dance floors to boogiewoogie. This musical revue recreates the mood of the 1940s in song and dance with a 13-piece orchestra and authentic costumes. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself humming the catchy melodies the next morning, just like your grandparents probably did after a good night at the dance hall. — LISA WAANANEN

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While Gonzaga’s No. 1 ranking is getting all the attention, another Spokane school is making its own basketball waves. Whitworth’s men’s team has reached the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament after knocking off the University of Redlands last weekend. Now, the sixth-ranked Pirates are bringing the show back home, hosting Emory University from Atlanta on the Whitworth campus Saturday night. Jump on the Pirate bandwagon — that whole Gonzaga thing is totally mainstream now. — MIKE BOOKEY

CELEBRATE with Gunther Schuller in his final Festival as Artistic Director

SATuRDAy, MARCh 9 AT 8:00pM

Gunther Schuller conducts the Festival Orchestra J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 featuring Ryan Beach, trumpet, Yuri Namkung, violin; Bruce Bodden, flute; Keith Thomas, oboe J.S. Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 2 featuring Yuri Namkung, violin Alessandro Striggio’s Motet for 40 Voices (Beautiful Light) with the Gonzaga University Chamber Singers, Timothy Westerhaus, choral director

NCAA Division III Tournament: Whitworth vs. Emory • Sat, March 9 at 7 pm • Whitworth Fieldhouse • 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. • $10, $5/students, youth, seniors • Tickets at the door only

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Yuppies have their oyster feeds, carnivores have their barbecue feasts, and the Jewish community has something all their own: all-kosher gatherings. For the 72nd year, Temple Beth Shalom hosts its annual Kosher Dinner for the community, where thousands gather and enjoy traditional Jewish cuisine, including their acclaimed kosher beef brisket. This event started as a small gathering in the synagogue basement before WWII and has grown to serving more than 2,000 guests each year (often selling out, so buy your tickets early). Expect to to be part of lively conversation, experience nonstop music and entertainment, and leave with a full stomach. — KATE DINNISON 72nd Annual Kosher Dinner • Sun, March 10 from 11 am-6 pm • Temple Beth Shalom • 1322 E. 30th Ave. • $16 at the door, $14 in advance for adults; $9 at the door, $7 in advance for children 11 and under •

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Sunday, March 24 at 3:00pm Bailey and Bach!

Northwest Bach Festival Artistic Director Designate Zuill Bailey presents The Complete Bach Cello Suites One unforgettable performance! Be there for a transformative experience and to celebrate a new era of Zuill Bailey’s leadership of the Festival. Tickets: $50

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Advice Goddess Madame Ovary

My wife needs a medical test that will involve her being naked in unflattering positions in front of another person, possibly male. I know she won’t enjoy this and it certainly isn’t sexual, but I want her to request a female gynecologist. She says she’s embarrassed to do that, refuses to be controlled by me, and says having a male doctor doesn’t bother her. Well, it bothers me terribly. I’m fairly young and not religious, but I was taught that a couple’s bedroom amy alkon — what happens there, their nude bodies, etc. — is for them alone. I’m not insecure, and I know she isn’t leaving me, but I strongly feel that her being seen naked by a male practitioner violates the sanctity and intimacy of our marriage, and I can’t help but feel like it’s cheating.  —Distressed It’s pretty hard to confuse an exam room with a singles bar — unless the singles bars you’ve experienced have men leaning over and asking women, “So…when was your last period?” and “Do you leak urine?” Cheating involves having a romance with a person other than your partner, not having him give you a Pap smear. Also, male doctors generally have a female nurse present while examining a patient (so they won’t be accused of any funny business). There will be that rare Dr. Pervo, but according to doctors I spoke to, by week two of their residency, bodies might as well be giant steaks. So, for a male doctor, your wife’s “special area” is anything but special; it’s the seventh vagina he’s seen before lunch. Stamping your feet and denying the obvious — that there’s a vast difference between medical touch and sexual touch — helps you manipulate your wife with this ridiculous notion that she “violates the sanctity” of your marriage by getting a male doctor in rotation. So, according to you, what’s special about your marriage is just that since you tied the knot, no other man has been assigned to see your wife naked (in a setting more in keeping with performing an autopsy than staging a seduction). Take your “logic” a step further and your wife is two-timing you by even speaking to people who aren’t you, and never mind that she isn’t exactly revealing her deepest hopes, dreams, and fears to some man in line behind her at the mall. People in loving relationships will often accommodate their partner’s ridiculous requests simply to make them happy. Your wife might’ve been more willing to do that if only you’d appealed to her sympathy instead of demanding that she do all the changing while you lift nary a brain cell to consider whether your position might be unreasonable. (Refusing to even consider another person’s point of view generally causes them to cling even more firmly to it.) Of course, if only you’d look at this through reason-colored glasses, you’d probably acknowledge the reality: If somebody does come between you and your wife, it’s unlikely to happen while she’s upset, afraid, and grossed out during a medical test. And give doctors a little credit. If you’re a doctor, a woman will take her pants off for you because you drive a sports car. There’s really no need to come up with some ploy about scraping her cervix for cancerous cells.

Bed, Bath, And Beyond Disappointing

For Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend of two months gave me a gift basket of smelly lotions and shaped soaps. Not my kind of thing, but even more not my thing because I recognized it as a regift of something somebody gave his mom. When I met his parents, this basket was in his mom’s bathroom. He’s seemed sweet so far, but maybe —Overscented this gift says he’s just using me.

Ideally, if you’re surprised on Valentine’s Day, it isn’t because your boyfriend’s given you that gift that says he cares enough to look under his mom’s bathroom sink and see what’s still in the package. (Good thing she’d already cracked into that gallon jug of toilet bowl cleaner.) There are several possible explanations for his gift: A. He doesn’t care. B. He doesn’t have a clue. C. He does care, but Valentine’s Day popped up early in the relationship, and he went back and forth on how much lovey-dovey to express — until he ended up at the last-minute gift counter in his mom’s bathroom. Give him the gift of time. Paying attention to how he treats you over the next few months will tell you whether he’s caring and maybe clueless or whether all he cared about was placating you with whatever gifting roadkill he came upon. You can’t train a guy to adore you. A woman can work with caring and clueless — although when her birthday rolls around, she may find herself doing it from behind the wheel of his mom’s almost-new car. n ©2013, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. • Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405 or email (


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Bada Bing! Comedy SeriesLive comedy show featuring Kermet Apio and Joe Vespaziani, with opening act by Ed Clark. March 8 at 8 pm. $17. All-ages. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (227-7404) Johnny SanchezLive comedy show followed by a performance by The Rhythm Commission. March 8 at 8 pm. $55. The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. (327-8000) Joe FontenotLive comedy show. March 8-9 at 8 pm. $12. Uncle D’s Comedy Underground, 2721 N. Market St. (483-7300) Living RoomImprovised live comedy based on audience suggestions. Fridays through March 29 at 8 pm. $7-$9. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. (747-7045) Safari Short-form improv games based on audience suggestions. Saturdays through March 30 at 9 pm. $7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. (747-7045)


Feed the NeighborhoodFree meals provided every Thursday from 4-6 pm. Free. (Volunteers also needed to cook meals) 7th and Catherine Ave., Post Falls, Idaho. (208-661-5166) Spring Fashion ShowHosted by Carousel Vintage Boutique, featuring local stylists, models and DJ Eric Thorne. March 7 at 7 pm. $10-$15. Allages. Stella’s Café, 917 W. Broadway Ave. (838-2877) Leadership Spokane Gala“Leadership Lights the Way” semi-formal gala featuring silent auction, dinner, and presentation of Lifetime Leadership Award recipients. March 8 from 6-9 pm. $55. Northern Quest, 100 N. Hayford Rd. (321-3639) March for MealsWalk to raise awareness and money to help feed local seniors, hosted by Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels. March 8 from 10 am-1 pm. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. (924-6976) The Magic in HOPEMagic show benefiting the Spokane HOPE School. March 8 from 6:30-8 pm. $5-$10. Riverpoint Campus Auditorium, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. (863-7097) Cash MobCommunity members are invited to support a local business by spending $25 there on the same day. March 9 from 2-5 pm. The Heart of Spokane, 3017 N. Monroe St. ( Second Saturday Artist Night Artist showcase night featuring locally designed jewelry, accessories, photography, author readings and more. March 9 from 5-9 pm. Free. Glamarita Clothing & Accessories, 911½ W. Garland Ave. (216-4300) Positive Impact Workshop“Continuous Improvement for Leading Change in Organizations, the Community and Your Life” on resolving conflict and more. March 9 from 11 am-1 pm. $30, pre-registration required. Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. (368-9378) Baby FairVendors, booths and more. March 10 from 11 am-4 pm. $5. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (279-7000)

St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser Raffle, silent auction and more to benefit the Evergreen Club, a program of Frontier Behavioral Health. March 13 from 4:30-9 pm. Raffle tickets $1. The Swinging Doors, 1018 W. Francis Ave. (458-7454)


A Course in MiraclesTheological study group. Thursdays at 7 pm. Love Your Life Center, 1111 E. Sherman Ave. Coeur d’Alene. (208-777-1996) SPOMA SPOMA: Spokane Modern Architecture 1948-1973 is an exhibit that tells the story of Spokane’s groundbreaking modern architecture legacy. March 2-Nov. 3, 2013. Museum open Wed-Sun from 10 am-5 pm. $5-$7. The MAC, 2316 W. First Ave. (456-3931) Fundraiser TeaThe 15th annual child care scholarship fundraiser tea supports EWU’s student parents. This year’s theme is “Tea at Tiffany’s.” March 7 from 2-4 pm. $15-$25. EWU Monroe Hall, Cheney. (359-2898) Pub Science“Optics for National Security Applications” presentation by Hergen Eilers, Ph.D., scientist at WSU’s Applied Sciences Lab. March 7 at 7 pm. Free; $5 donation suggested. Neato Burrito/Baby Bar, 827 W. First Ave. (443-5669) Urban BeekeepingBasic urban beekeeping topics including honeybee history, pollination, equipment and more with a beekeeping certification test at the end of the course. March 8-29, Fridays from 6-9 pm. $30, preregistration required. Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. (368-9378) Arts & Crafts Show36th annual show presented by Custer Enterprises featuring arts and crafts vendors and more. March 8-10. $7 admission good all weekend. Spokane Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. (924-0588) Evergreen Model Railroad Open House See the to-scale model work by the club. March 9 from 5-9 pm. Free and open to the public. Evergreen Model Railroad Club, 18213 E. Appleway, Spokane Valley. (939-5845) Spokane Moves to Amend the Constitution Activist meeting. March 12 and 26 at 6:30 pm. Free; donations accepted. Unitarian Universalist Chuch, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Dr. (844-1776) Garden PlanningReview your 2012 growing season successes and plan for the upcoming season. March 13 from 1-4 pm. $20. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Pl. (279-6027)


Mocktail Movie NightScreening of the film “Arranged.” March 7 at 7 pm. Free and open to the public. Gonzaga Foley Teleconference Center, 205 E. Boone Ave. (313-5835) Girl RisingScreening of the 2013 documentary on worldwide education issues affecting girls. March 7 at 7:30 pm. $10. Northtown Mall Regal Cinemas, 4750 N. Division St. https:// The Fighting SullivansFilm screening as part of the library’s “Hollywood Goes to War” series. March 13 at 5:30 pm. Free. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. (444-5336)


Beer TastingSample beer from Fort Collins, Colo.’s New Belgium Brewing. March 7 at 5 pm and 7 pm. $12, tickets must be purchased online. Enoteca, 112 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls. (208-457-9885) Bistro NightDinner prepared by students of the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy. March 8-9, seatings at 5:30, 6, 6:30 and 7 pm. $35-$50. Orlando’s at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1. (533-7283) Taste of the PalouseFifth annual event featuring product samples, vendors and more. March 9 from noon-4 pm. Free. Moscow Food Co-op, 121 E. Fifth St. (208-882-8537) Viva VinoSeventh annual wine tasting event and fundraiser benefiting the Hispanic Business Professionals Association scholarship fund. March 9 at 7 pm. $40-$45. 21+. Mukogawa Fort Wright, 4000 W. Randolph Rd. (499-3812) Kosher Dinner72nd annual dinner featuring traditional Jewish food, entertainment and more. March 10 from 11 am-6 pm. $7-$16. Open to the public. Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave. (747-3304) Sweet PastriesLearn to make cinnamon rolls and an almond pastry with fresh pears and caramel sauce. March 13 from 6-8 pm. $50. Inland NW Culinary Academy at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St. (533-8141)


Laurie RubinConcert by the mezzosoprano opera singer. March 7 at 7 pm. $10-$20. Panida Theater, 300 N. First, Sandpoint. (209-263-6193) SolasCeltic music concert. March 7 at 7:30 pm. $27. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (227-7638) In the Mood1940s-style big band, swing dance revue featuring the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and the In the Mood singers and dancers. March 8 at 3 pm and 7:30 pm. $29-$49. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. (624-1200) Young Artist ConcertConcert featuring winners of the CdA Symphony’s National Young Artist Competition. March 8 at 7:30 pm and March 9 at 2 pm. $8-$20. Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd., Coeur d’Alene. (208-765-3833) Benefit ConcertFeaturing Todd Milne, Blake Abyss and the Terrible Buttons, the Visual Vortex hula hoop troop, a silent auction and more to benefit The Pine Meadow Farm Center. March 8 from 6:30-10 pm. $10. Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 Fort George Wright Dr. (217-2687) Venetian Masquerade BallBlack tie masquerade affair benefiting the Spokane Symphony with live music and dancing on stage. Mask required. March 9 from 8 pm-midnight. $50. Ages 21+. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. (6241200) Northwest Bach FestivalThe Bach Festival Orchestra with guest soloists conducted by Gunther Schuller. March 9 at 8 pm. $15-$30. St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (326-4942) Spokane Jazz Orchestra“Swing Street” concert featuring jazz vocalist

Deborah Brown. March 9 at 8 pm. $24$26.50. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (227-7638) Smokey RobinsonMotown/rhythm and blues concert. March 10 at 7:30 pm. Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Rd. (481-6700) Northwest Bach FestivalPiano recital by Christopher O’Riley. March 10 at 3 pm. $15-$30. St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (326-4942) EWU Symphony OrchestraConcert featuring Brahms’ “Double Concerto” with Julia Salerno and John Marshall. March 10 at 7:30 pm. $3-$5, free for EWU students. EWU Showalter Hall, Cheney. (359-2241) Gordon LightfootConcert by the award winning singer-songwriter. March 12 at 8 pm. $49-$64. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (279-7000) SFCC Jazz NightTraditional selections and original compositions. March 13 at 7:30 pm. $2-$5. SFCC Music Building, No. 15, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. (533-3710) Whitworth Jazz ComboConcert. March 13 and 19 at 8 pm. Free. Whitworth Music Recital Hall, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. (777-3280) On EnsembleWorld fusion concert. March 13 at 7 pm. $10-$20. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. (208-263-6139)


Gals Get GoingTrain for Bloomsday with other women once a week in an

8-week training program. March 7-April 24; Thursdays at 5:30 pm. $79. First meeting at Mission Park east parking lot, 1208 E. Mission Ave. (953-6360) Spokane ChiefsHockey game vs. Everett Silvertips. Mar. 8 at 7 pm. $9-$21. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (279-7000) Spokane ChiefsHockey game vs. Kootenay Ice. Mar. 9 at 7 pm. $9-$21. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (279-7000) Palouse Falls HikeAnnual 8-mile spring hike from the Lyons Ferry Hatchery to Palouse Falls, hosted by the Ice Age Floods Institute. March 9 from 9 am-5 pm. $15-$30. Lyons Ferry Hatchery, Washtucna, Wash. (235-2568) Spokane ShockPreseason “Orange and White” game. March 10 at 4 pm. $5. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (242-7462) Spokane ChiefsHockey game vs. Prince George Cougars. Mar. 12 at 7 pm. $9-$21. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (279-7000)


The Drowsy ChaperoneMusical comedy. Through Mar. 17. Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $22-$29. Spokane Civic Theater, 1020 N. Howard St. (325-2507) Speech and DebateComedy inspired by the 2005 scandal involving former Spokane Mayor Jim West. Through March 16. Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm; Sun at 2 pm and select special showings on March 13 at 7:30 pm and March 9 and 16

at 2 pm. $15-$28. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. (4557529) War HorseDrama as part of the Best of Broadway series. Through March 9. Show times vary. $38-$98. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (279-7000) The CruciblePerformance of the Arthur Miller drama by The JACC’s Theatre Troop. March 7-17, Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $10-$15. The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N. William St. Post Falls. (208-457-8950) Almost, MaineRomantic comedy performed by the Mead HS Theatre Arts dept. March 7 and 13-15 at 7 pm. $5-$8. Mead High School, 302 W. Hastings Rd. (465-7008) Sindee Lou EllaA Cinderella story. March 8-24. Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 1 pm and 4 pm, Sundays at 1 pm. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia. (328-4886) The FolliesAdult variety show. March 8-9 at 8 pm. Ages 21+. The Panida, 300 N. First Ave. Sandpoint. (208-263-9191) The Laramie ProjectDocumentary theater performance based on actual events. March 8-16. Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm and Sun at 2 pm. $6-$8. Whitworth Cowles Auditorium, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. (777-3707) Lucky EnoughLocally written play. March 8-24. Fri-Sat at 7 pm; Sun at 2 pm and Sat, March 16 at 2 pm. $13-$15. Sixth Streeth Theater, 212 Sixth St. Wallace, Idaho. (208-752-8871) Ode Original play written by EWU professor Jonathan Johnson. March 8-14.

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Naked Lunch BreakWeekly literary open mic series. Open to all; participants must sign up to read three minutes of material. Thursdays from 11:301:30 pm, through March 14. Free and open to the public. Riverpoint Campus, 600 N. Riverpoint Blvd. (368-6557) Dru KristenevReading, Q&A session and book signing by the author-turnedjournalist on his “Barons” series. March 7 at 7 pm. Free. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (838-0206) Mark L. PorterThe newly published Spokane author will sign copies of the first book in his series, “Escape.” March 9 from 2-4 pm. Free. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (838-0206) Bob LonnThe author will sign copies of his book “American Holocaust.” March 9 from 4-7 pm. Free. Shadle Hastings, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (327-6008) Danger! Live WritersTwice-monthly writers showcase; featured writers TBA (no open mic). Now on Sundays. March 10 at 7 pm. Free. Ages 21+. Jones Radiator, 120 E. Sprague Ave. (714-3613) Julie KiblerThe author will read from and sign copies of her book “Calling Me Home.” March 13 at 7 pm. Free. Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main. (838-0206) SCC President’s Speakers Series “Mobilizing Science, Improving Lives” presentation by Shaifali Puri, executive director of Scientists Without Borders. March 13 at 7 pm. Free and open to the public. SCC Lair, Bldg. 6, 1810 N. Greene St. (533-7042) n

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Sarah Swett & Nicole Sundquist Tapesties and sketchbooks by the artists. Through March 28. Gallery reception March 21 from 5-7 pm. Free. Third Street Gallery, 206 E. Third St., Moscow. (208-883-7000) Best of the BasementOriginal works curated from the gallery’s inventory of more than 850 works by more than 50 local artists. March 8-April 6. Artist reception March 8 from 5-8 pm. Free. The Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman Ave. Cd’A (208-765-6006) Artist ShowcaseFeaturing the work of quilters Alicia Cunningham and Kristin Jones and painter April Lechlet. March 8-April 10. Artist reception March 8 from 5-6:30 pm. Free. Moscow Food Co-op, 121 E. First St. (208-882-8537) Student Art ShowMultimedia art show featuring the work of local students. March 8-April 9. Opening reception March 8 at 5:30 pm. Pend Oreille Arts Council, 120 E. Lake St., Sandpoint. (208-263-6139)

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Downtown Gas Station I never wrote one before but hey...there’s a first for everything. I saw you at the gas station, downtown Spokane on Third St. 2/28/2013. You helped me open the gas tank on my friends truck, I felt ridiculous. You are very handsome. You are in pharmaceutical sales. I was going to ask you to coffee but we parted ways before my tongue would catch up to my brain. Would like to meet for coffee, I probably won’t wear my crazy pink jacket and hat this time. Lol.

Cheers Benefit Concert Spokane ~ we were moved, amazed, and thrilled by the turn-out and support for the Miracle for Marleigh Benefit Auction. The Benefit committee would like to send out a BIG thank you to all of those who made our Benefit a success...including those who donated auction items, bid on


Put a non-identifying email address in your message, like “” — not “” and won items, cash donors, volunteers, Barrister Winery for the venue, and everyone at the event showing your support for Marleigh! That evening was a visible description of what we all LOVE about this community. Thank you! My Sexy Police Officer You are such an amazing, wonderful man and I praise God for the day he blessed my life with you. Thank you baby for being my everything. You are the beginning of my new life and I look forward to the rest of it with you. I love you Papa Bear! –Melissa I Love You I may look like a pale, nose-blistered, shriveled zombie from the illness I caught, but, for some reason, you still took care of me and called me beautiful. (Though prior to that you said I looked like a druggie.) Thanks for making me Gatorade and buying me crackers to ease my stomach pain. I love you and all that mushy stuff To My Friend Our first cup of coffee together down at Java on Sherman four years ago I remember saying that for some reason I felt comfortable talking about or sharing anything with you even though we had never really had a conversation before. Since then we have done so many cool things together. Going on road trips and to concerts or to music festivals like Jerry Fest. My favorite thing though is just when we take long drives around neighborhoods to talk and look at cool houses. You

Say Yes *S*aw you for the first time, my heart pounded. *K*issing you is a dream of mine. *Y*ou drive my drive me crazy. *L*osing you would never be forgivable. *A*fter all, we have people that are routing for us to be together To My True Girls to my always by your side girls, I love you all. Thank you for being here for me in this crazy time in my life, for having my back against the home wreckers of the world. Thank you for forcing me to wipe away the tears and turn my face to the sun. Thank you for not letting me bare the weight of this betrayal by myself. It may have crushed me if I didn’t have you ladies keeping me strong. I can’t wait ‘till Saturday’s girl’s night so I can be around the best women this world has to offer, the ones who know that just ‘cause I say it’s ok doesn’t mean it really is and who would never cross any lines that would hurt me. You know the true meaning of friendship and I love you for it more than you will ever know. Now let’s par ty! To My Man Cheers to my tall, dark and handsome man who keeps me laughing even when I want to cry. You came into my life at a very crazy time and you didn’t judge me for anything, I didn’t realize then just how special you would be to me. I believe the universe provides what you need even before you need it sometimes and I thank the universe for you every day. You are the first person I think of when I wake up and the last person I think of before I go to sleep. You are in my dreams and they are wonderful dreams. I love the crazy faces and random noises you make. Thank you for holding me together when others were trying to tear me up. Thank you for the wonderful kisses and the sweet caresses, Thank you for making me smile like no one else can, Thank you for being you because you are amazing.

Belle you are the most wonderful woman in the world, I count myself fortunate every single day. Through all the twists and turns ever day is a blessing. I still wake astounded that you are my wife. I love you. -YH Speeding Ticket To the idiot driving the black Ford pick-up at about 85 mph on the freeway who attracted the attention of the patrolman with the radar gun, thereby sparing those of us who were speeding slightly less a ticket. Good Samaritan To the wonderful couple who pulled up behind me when my car lost power and kept his truck there with lights flashing so I wouldn’t be hit when I was stopped with no lights, blocking a lane. They stayed for an hour until help arrived. Above and Beyond Kindess To the person who found my unemployment check and came across town to stuff it in my door without seeking any recognition: Your act of compassion has changed me for the better. I now know there are higher angels within us and want to spread it forward. I no longer walk around guarded to shield myself from the dark forces of society. Instead, I now look to bring out the light from others with a kind gesture, a smile, or a friendly wave. Perhaps your deed will indirectly help me get a job. Customer Service Cheers to the employees of Steer Inn on Division! Every time I have been there the customer service has been genuine and top notch. The employees are friendly and greet you with a

Thomas Hammer Time Cheers to the UPS guy at the Northtown Thomas Hammer for buying drinks for the people in line. What a nice thing to do. I hope your day was as wonderful as you made mine. Thank you. Jessica L. is this week’s winner


Comic Book Shop Girl at the comic book shop who was fighting with of the “Say it Sweet” promotion! her boyfriend over which super My Dearest Puddintater Send in your CHEERS so hero had a better butt. It seemed Here we are again, despite you too can be enobvious that he liked their butts everything, whether deserved tered to win 1 dozen more than you since he came or not, I have another chance at up with more examples and had “Cheers” cupcakes at love. I cannot begin to imagine how descriptions of each one. Maybe it must have felt, and I am ashamed Celebrations Sweet you should be with someone who at what I put us through, but I Boutique. can appreciate what a fine piece of promise that I will treasure you like work you are. “I Saw You” is for adults 18 or older. The Inlander reserves the right to edit or reject any advertisement at any time at its sole discretion and assumes no responsibility for the content.




smile, and thank you on your way out! The food is delicious and very reasonably priced. These people make your dining experience enjoyable, even if it’s for a quick bite on the go. I tell all my friends and family about this place! Here’s to you all working at Steer Inn, your customer service is great and does not go unnoticed!

Silence Is Golden Jeers to the “lady” in the blue car who upset one of our favorite baristas at the Shadle Starbucks today - different is not “ugly” - and you obviously wouldn’t know beauty if it bit you. Better check the mirror - your ignorance is showing.

environment just to keep their jobs. You pile on your ridiculous expectations and measure employee’s worth with your silly graphs, and reports! All while you sit back on your powertrip laughing at how you’ve made everyone fear you and run scared. It’s a sad fact that you’ve run good people out of lifelong careers because they called you out on your ways. All I can say is that corporate America will be as good to you as you’ve been to all those that you’ve walked all over. And to the man that is at the helm of all of this, you should be ashamed of yourself with your nonstop ego. The big boys will figure out sooner or later that you’re nothing but a dumb jock that sold them a pack of recycled crap!

Good Samaritan “After the show at the Knitting Factory, on my way to the car freezing, I looked in purse to get my gloves, and discovered I had lost my wallet with credit cards, and I.D! I am sure you turned it into the lost and found. We both were wearing black watches with Crystals. Your’s was DKNY, mine was a Fossil. We shared a converstaion about them. You restored my Faith in human kind. Not only did you save my A**, the hassle of cancelling cards, getting new I.D. My husband and I are leaving for a month. This would have been a disaster, I need my I.D. for flying. Who knows if I could have gotten new I.D. in time! OMG! I am from out of state, and this is one of the reasons why we moved here...AWESOME People! It’s A Girl She will be brought into our world in May and she already means so much to us. I love our family and adore our daughters. You’re definitely out numbered with all the women we have in the house, but no worries, we will be gentle! Thanks for being such a great dad to our kids and for being my one and only, forever always and ten days! Love always I Love You Pizza and wine. These are the things that make me want to share and create memories with the person I hold very dear to my heart. No matter what happens, I wubble you, until the end.

Jeers Bicycle Thief Jeers to whoever stole my bike---Bright yellow and black 2003 HARO V3 all terrain bike. Looks like a mountain bike with medium Judy rock shox on the front, and a shimano derailer. I want it back - I will be hunting you down! That’s No Good It’s a big bummer that there is no more Auto Boat Speed Show. What a big let down. That’s messed up! M O D E A D E L Y E S S D I E

RE: State of the Union Never fear concerned Jeerer! George Orwell has been called to double his Big Brother spies. We don’t care if you read the paper, make an informed vote, stay abreast of international affairs! If you are caught not watching the State of the Union Address your name will be entered 12 extra times into this years Hunger Games. If The Shoe Fits! Jeers to the person who stole my shoes from the pool area at Kootenai River Inn on Tuesday, February the 26th. I still don’t know whether it was an employee or a guest. They have not yet contacted me back about the security tape. Those were my favorite pair of shoes. Brown Sketcher flats with a criss cross strap and tapestry. I had to cut my visit short the next day and go home in the snow/rain mix with socks on. Whoever you are that’s pretty low to go. I hope you enjoy them and feel quilty when you wear them. Wedding Pictures To the photographer, I truly don’t understand the unprofessional, hostile and insulting manner in which you have addressed our concerns regarding our wedding photos. We have made every attempt to be respectful and reasonable, we still have not received an email that hasn’t been insulting and demeaning. Thank you for poorly recording the best day of our lives. Egos To the joke of the leadership team who prides yourselves on intimidating employees in today’s





Really?! What a waste of time! You break up with me for grabbing your butt, of all stupid excuses, this has got to top them all! Especially on Valentine’s Day/Our Anniversary! We had a great thing going, but you had to throw it all away over a stupid mistake. You are going to miss me, I WAS the best thing that ever happened to you. P.S. you are annoying anyways.


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Movies Times Jeers to the Spokesman, Flixter, and even you Inlander for often printing the wrong movie showtimes at local theaters. The Showtimes for movies changes from day to day (I don’t know why this surprises anyone, but it does) so people look to the internet, and in the case of most elderly people, the newspaper. Woah be to those poor old saps who check local print since 95 percent of the time they are listed incorrectly. Then you have these lil old people at the box office saying “I walked 15 miles up hill both ways just so you could tell me I missed my movie? But the paper said-” Well, sorry the paper was wrong. In an age where journalism and written word are dwindling you would think there would be some basic fact checking going on, but no, lets take our cue from the politicians and just make it up as we go along so poor movie goers miss there movies and theater employees get chewed out by things beyond their control. Thumbs down, Spokane, thumbs down.

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Shhhhhh! To all the talkers/ whisperers at concerts, plays, etc. I’m sure the person you are whispering to already knows how intelligent, knowledgeable and witty you are. The rest of us around you don’t care. Please, “shhhhhhhh.” Some of us want to hear every note, every word. Mr. Speedy Response to the guy who thinks people drive too slow. Mr. Speedy you are exactly the kind of human being that Spokane could use less of. First of all, the last time I checked this is still a country with laws and guess what you are breaking one of them. Please use your feeble little brain and try to realize that not everyone who drives wants to perform like they are trying for a pole position at the Daytona 500. I have some advice for you, grow the hell up, realize that you are not the only person who matters on this planet and hey leave earlier so you don’t need to drive so fast. A final suggestion for you if you want to drive like a friggin maniac, move to Germany and go drive on their roads. I hope you run into some big dude that crawls out of his rig and ruins your whole day

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Electric Youth

April 23, 1974: A day one Spokane Valley man can’t forget By Leah Sottile


t seemed like Led Zeppelin was right, like the mountains might just crumble into the sea. Though the boys from America were leaving the sticky thick of Vietnam once and for all, and even though the five-month Arab oil embargo against the U.S. had fizzled, the world was ailing. In the first days of April 1974, a rash of 148 tornadoes ripped apart the Midwest. By the 15th of the month, the Symbionese Liberation Army flaunted its kidnapping of a media heiress, 20-year-old Patty Hearst. She waved an M1 carbine at bank customers in a robbery, and soon made the term “Stockholm Syndrome” household vernacular. And on that day, April 23, 1974, a plane carrying 107 people crashed into a mountain in Indonesia. Far from all of it, in a sleepy college town, a long-haired junior at Eastern Washington University named Ed Bruneau could feel the world changing. Jobs were scarce. President Nixon was on trial. On Bruneau’s own campus, the culture was shifting. Controversy arose with the change of the school mascot: The Eastern Savages changed, overnight, to the more digestible, accessible Eastern Eagles. As the first sophomore editor of the college paper, The Easterner, Bruneau was known as a rabble-rouser. And as a candidate for student body president, he was no less rogue. He campaigned on things that matter to 20-yearold kids: beer on campus, cohabitation in dorms. He argued that if the student body wanted to be the Savages, then it should be. He promised a nonprofit bookstore, a co-op with cheaper books and sundries. Around campus, he hung bright-orange-andmint-green signs that read “Care” in big black letters, showing the smirking, shaggy-haired Bruneau hugging two young children. “I think maybe what I was trying to bring to the table was a little more liberation for the students,” he says today. To win their votes, Bruneau planned a free concert: “An evening of sound you may never forget,” read pastel-purple promotional posters. Today, he can’t say how others felt about it. But he hasn’t forgotten.


he Pence Union Building overflowed. Thousands of students filed into rows of seats, the rest standing outside the open doors to listen. The band onstage was Bruneau’s favorite: an unknown Spokane six-piece called Abiqua. “They were a local band that had trouble finding gigs because back then you had to dance. And they didn’t play dance music — they played arena rock. So they were in the wrong area, frankly. If they had been in San Francisco or L.A. or something like that, there would have been a lot more fans,” he says.


For a band which mostly just played in a garage, midway through their first song — a cover of It’s a Beautiful Day’s “Hot Summer Day” — they didn’t show any nerves, easily shifting the folk harmony into a psychedelic jam of flutes and guitars and distortion. Two members played Moog synthesizers; four sang. One member wore a top hat as he played flute. They were unlike anything Cheney had seen before. “A lot of jaws dropped when they started playing,” Bruneau says. Abiqua played the Beatles, Jethro Tull and Led Zeppelin alongside their own songs — tracks that bubbled with urgency. Smoky-voiced and self-assured, singer Joani Cremar delivered a cover of Carly Simon’s “Anticipation” — demanding at the mic (not begging like Simon) that “these are the good old days.” Abiqua played like they were stars — not kids who worked day jobs. Bruneau took the stage halfway through the concert to give a minute-long stump speech about his bookstore idea. The crowd cheered when he said “drug items” would be cheaper than at the campus store. He laughed. He lost the election — not by a landslide, but by enough. And the band — which had no records or Tshirts to sell to the fans who cheered for them — was forgotten. Abiqua would play one more show that Bruneau can remember. He’d mail out demo tapes to record labels, desperate to help this band he believed in and loved. The responses were the same: thanks, but no thanks. “I felt the band really had potential, but I knew the potential wasn’t in Spokane,” he says today. “They needed to be an act for a group coming around like Yes or Emerson Lake and Palmer or something like that. They would have blown people away.” Now, at age 59, Bruneau holds a copy of a CD he released last fall. It’s called Abiqua Live at Eastern — a moment in time he’s immortalized for himself and for the band. The six members of Abiqua scattered around the country a long time ago. A tiny part of him always wondered: Could he have done something more to make Abiqua the stars he thought they should be? “It’s one of those funny stories that happens, particularly in music, where you have these people and they had it all together, but the pieces just didn’t fall into place. I guess part of the reason why I got the CD out is just to get them their legacy,” he says. “I consider it one of my few failures in life that I wasn’t able to help them.” n Abiqua Live at Eastern is for sale on

FROM TOP: The cover of the Abiqua Live album; Ed Bruneau’s campaign poster; the forgotten Spokane band Abiqua.

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