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he reopening of the Statue of Liberty last week on July 4 reminds us of how destructive Hurricane Sandy was in 2012 — the second deadliest storm in United States history created $65 billion in damage. The statue today symbolizes American immigration policy as the U.S. Senate recently passed a comprehensive immigration bill. Not without controversy, the issue now moves to the House of Representatives for either consideration of the Senate bill or passage of a completely separate House measure. Regardless, immigration is a vitally important national issue likely to impact the 2014 and 2016 elections. Immigration is the movement of people to a non-native land. American immigration has a rich history. Starting in 1607, immigrants from Great Britain established the first colony with the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia. In 1620, Pilgrims (who were immigrants, too) landed in what is now Massachusetts, and colonists later settled along the North American continent’s eastern seaboard in earnest. Thirteen colonies later became the first 13 states of our new country. Our population was 3.9 million in 1790, mostly immigrants from other countries and continents, with Great Britain contributing more than half. The immigrant population exploded after 1830 with Europeans, the largest portion being German, Polish, Irish, French and British immigrants. From 1882 to 1954, Ellis Island was the busiest immigration entry point in the United States. Formerly a federal arsenal, it processed millions of immigrants. The first outstanding sight of U.S. soil that immigrants saw was the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France in 1886 representing the friendship established between the two countries during the Revolutionary War. “Liberty Enlightening the World” is the statue’s official title. Libertas, ancient Rome’s goddess of freedom from slavery, oppression and tyranny, is captured in the statue’s face. Moving forward, Lady Liberty’s left foot tramples broken shackles at her feet, symbolizing America’s wish to be free. The seven spikes in her crown epitomize the seven seas and seven continents. Her torch signifies enlightenment. The tablet in her hand represents knowledge and shows in Roman numerals the date of the United States Declaration of Independence — July 4, 1776.

Democrats to pass the measure. The Senate bill grants legal status to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants and undocumented workers in the U.S., granting them a difficult 13-year path to citizenship. The measure’s security costs are $46 billion. Part of the debate over passage centered on whether the bill grants amnesty to immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally and whether adequate attention has been paid to border security, particularly in states bordering Mexico, the country with the most undocumented workers affected. It also touched on the issue of highly skilled foreign workers, whom high-tech companies desire to employ. The nation’s leading bipartisan technology trade association, TechNet, consists of numerous high-tech companies that desire for foreign-born technology experts to stay here and work for technology companies, in an effort to achieve and maintain a

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mmigration policy has been a topic of Congressional action for at least the last 200 years. Starting in 1790, major immigration laws were later passed in 1924, 1952, 1965 and 1986. On June 24, 2013, the Senate passed comprehensive immigration legislation by a vote of 67-27 after lengthy debate and public consideration. Fifteen Republicans voted with

U.S. global edge in technology development. As the immigration issue moves to the House, Speaker John Boehner has signaled that the House will likely not take up the Senate measure for passage, but will consider a new immigration bill in order to then be in a position to have a conference committee with the Senate to resolve differences between the two measures. Any conference committee bill would require passage by both houses and would not be subject to amendment. Because Republicans hold the House majority, pressure will be on them to bring a bill to a vote, recognizing that their election fate could be at stake in 2014, depending on what they pass. The Latino vote is a powerful political constituency in the United States worthy of thoughtful consideration by House members.


ongress’ approval rating languishes at 16 percent. While there are numerous reasons not to support any immigration reform bill, the wiser course for Republicans is to offer leadership on this issue and devise a measure that focuses on strengthening border security and tracking those who enter America and want to stay here — as Americans. For our nation of immigrants, it’s incumbent on Congress to adopt a policy that encourages legal entry and proudly fosters nationalism. n

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The Olympia Marathon by ted s. mcGregor jr.


fter the longest legislative budget session anyone can remember, we’re left to contemplate the results. Did the new power-sharing arrangement in the Senate help? How effectively did our new governor lead? And what happened to transportation funding? POWER-SHARING Olympia was shaken up when Rodney Tom, a Senate Democrat, announced he’d caucus with Republicans and appoint himself Senate Majority Leader. Advertised as a way to add a little bipartisanship to what has been becoming a one-party state, it didn’t work, as many issues fell along predictable party lines. Big, bold solutions were noticeably absent, and it took not one, but two extra sessions to do something as basic as pass the budget. The concept of power-sharing is admirable; two parties are better than one, if they work together. Unfortunately, they don’t. Too many Republicans — especially from our side of the state — just don’t want to play the horse-trading game that is Olympia. Even the seemingly responsible Kevin Parker voted against the operating budget. And in the end, it was the House Democrats’ budget that passed, putting into question whether the Rodney Tom experiment made any difference. THE NEW GUV Jay Inslee had to hit the ground running, as the legislature was already in session when he was sworn into office. While Chris Gregoire often played the grown-up in the room, Inslee is no referee. He has picked a side, and he plans to fight for it. But so far he hasn’t been a factor; he came up short on transportation and education (he got an additional $1 billion for K-12, but the court-mandated need is nearly double that). If he wants more than symbolic victories (he did get funding for his climate change task force), he’ll need to start working the aisles — and get up on that bully pulpit in front of the voting public. TRANSPORTATION As we emerge from this economic flu, most agree that a proper role for government is to build infrastructure. And that’s what makes the failure of the transportation plan so puzzling — $10 billion pumped right into the state economy. If the plan had passed, the longrumored North-South Corridor could have been a connected reality within a dozen years. But Republicans would not support infrastructure projects in other districts in return for projects in their own districts. Admittedly, this plan was not perfect, and many are expecting an improved transportation bill for next year. But wait — that’ll be an election year. Maybe it’ll have to be the year after that. So there is one place Rodney Tom’s leadership came into play: The Senate he controlled wouldn’t even let the transportation plan come to the floor for a vote. n

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Readers respond to “Fade to Black” (7/4/13), about the final summer of the Inland Northwest’s last operating drive-in movie theater: Darcy Dudley: Gone like the dinosaurs! SAD.

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hanks for your article “Mystery at the Pump” (6/27/13). The price of oil is an incredibly important subject that affects everyone in the world, so I’d like to expand on the subject. The price of oil has a greater effect on family budgets than most realize. Its greatest effect is on our transportation costs, but many don’t realize the significance of oil prices on the cost of food. Most modern farms use petroleumbased fertilizers, use oil-powered machines to plow their crops and then use oil-powered vehicles to transport food to distributors and wholesalers. It should come as no shock that our rapid increase in gas prices over the past decade has also come with an increase in food prices. While gas went from $2 a gallon to $4 a gallon, the FAO Food Price Index has more than doubled in nominal terms and is up 30 to 50 percent after adjusting for inflation. Local organic food sources are able to cut out a lot of these steps through avoiding petroleum fertilizers and minimizing the distance food needs to travel from its source to its consumer. Each year, the federal government spends tens of billions on fossil fuel subsidies. Although we would like to think these subsidies help the citizens suffering at the pump, it would appear the money is simply being pocketed by oil companies. In 2011, four of the five most profitable companies in the world were oil companies. I would have an easier time believing these subsidies were meant to help consumers if oil company profit margins were more like those of grocery stores. Getting at what the real price of oil and gas should be is difficult due to a multitude of factors. The supply side is caught in a debate between whether we are facing “peak oil” or a new era of oil abundance. The demand side

wrestles with miles driven per person falling since our latest recession, but a growing worldwide population quickly offsets it. The reality is that oil is a non-renewable resource. We are long past the era when oil was shooting out of the ground in Pennsylvania and Texas, as it was a century ago. We are now in the era when most of our new oil sources are deepdrilling offshore oil sites — a much more capitalintensive operation. Offshore drilling also carries much more risk, well-evidenced by the infamous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. If “peak oil” is in fact a reality, it doesn’t necessarily imply that we will run out of oil, but rather that we have run out of cheap, easily accessible oil. Despite all the gloom and doom, there is some optimism in the innovation of clean, renewable energy sources. Nearly every month there’s a new major breakthrough in the efficiency of solar panels. Although one cannot simply put a solar panel or a windmill in their gas tank, the advancement of electric cars opens up the possibility to use multiple energy sources to power our transportation — perhaps including energy sources we haven’t even discovered yet. I often hear the advancements in electric cars criticized for not being economically viable without a considerable federal subsidy, but let’s not forget the massive subsidies big oil receives. Before we are willing to bash a $600 million investment in the failed Solyndra, we should consider the context of our federal government spending trillions to secure oil sources around the world and tens of billions to subsidize the corporations who profit from them, without any notable reduction in gas prices to show for it. n Ian Nordstrom lives in Spokane.

Jan Tarter: So hard to see the dinosaurs being demolished — my grandfather built the Auto View Drive in on Trent and the Drive in on Division — we too would go with other families and trade food between the cars to save money. I wish they would resurrect them again... wouldn’t that be cool? Kari Jessop: Our kids are missing out, not knowing the joy of going to the drive-in with with a brown paper grocery bag of stovetop popcorn, a six-pack of soda, your best friends or family members, in your pajamas with your pillow. Getting to play on the tiny playground before the movie started, and knowing it was time to bolt back to the car when you saw the cartoon starting... ahhhh childhood... Vicki Christenson: So movies are the best...especially from the back seat! Lorilei Cochran: Living in the country we loaded up the back of the pickup with all the neighborhood kids for 3 miles around, lawn chairs, coolers and lots o fun! Mo Palmer: Mom and dad would bring a pee can so they didn’t have to run their little girls to the bathroom all nite... we also got to wear our pj’s to the movie. Peeing in a can in the back of a station wagon when you are 6 rocks! Cindi Moore Abbott: We live in Dayton, Wash., but visited the Auto Vue in Colville this weekend for a last hurrah. We are so grateful for the Drive In that is still rockin’ it in Milton Freewater, OR — just about 40-50 minutes away. We love the drive-in! Misty O’Brien: You still have the rest of the summer! Head out! n

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Goodbye and Hello T by andy borowitz

exas Gov. Rick Perry announced this week that he would not seek reelection, telling supporters, “The time has come to pass the mantle of leadership to a new generation of boneheads.” “I’ve had a good run,” he said. “But after 12 years, someone else who isn’t playing with a full deck should take a turn at the wheel.” Reflecting on his time as governor, Perry said that he had “no regrets” except for being incoherent the entire time. Before leaving office, Perry said that he would propose three signature bills “just to let future Texans know how Rick Perry marked his territory.” The first bill would require all voters in the state to have an I.D. with a photo of a white person; the second would force anyone filibustering an anti-abortion bill to ride

a mechanical bull; and the third he could not remember. Elsewhere, in a stunning bid for a political comeback, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said this week that he was considering running for office in New York City. Berlusconi announced his intentions after several local polls showed him with a higher approval rating than the candidates currently on offer in the city. For the disgraced former Prime Minister, the chance to start over again in New York is “like a dream come true.” n For more fake news from Andy Borowitz, visit

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Smaller, Not Cheaper by jim hightower


others the world over have told their children a zillion times: “Stop playing with your food!” I now share their frustration and would like to yell at the conglomerate packagers of America’s victuals: “Stop playing with our food!” Actually, they’re playing with our heads, using dishonest packaging tactics to raise their prices without us noticing it. A 16-ounce carton of something — shhhh… — quietly slips to 14 ounces, but does not drop in price. Then there’s the dimple trick. A jar of Hellmann’s mayonnaise, for example, has had its contents shrunk, yet the new jar looks as big as the old one unless you turn it on end. There you’ll find a big indention in the bottom — a hidden way to shrink the capacity of the jar and give you less for your money. David Segal, who writes “The Haggler” column in The New York Times, recently reported on his Adventures-In-Kraft-Foods-Land. He talked to a PR lady there about the corporation’s unpublicized (but rather dramatic) change in its Baker’s brand of cooking chocolate.

Instead of an 8-ounce package selling for $3.89, suddenly a box of Baker’s contained only 4 ounces of chocolate, which sells for $2.89. Wow — that’s nearly a 50-percent price hike per ounce! “What gives?” Segal asked the Kraft spokeswoman. “The change was consumer-driven,” she craftily replied. “Our consumers have told us that they prefer this [smaller] size.” Uh, sure, said Segal, but what about that slippery price? She was as slippery as the price, declaring that the product “is competitively priced.” That wasn’t the question, but her whole game is to avoid giving the honest answer: “We’re gouging our customers.” Conglomerate food packagers not only feel free to dupe us consumers, but also consider such corporate chicanery to be a legitimate business practice. n For more from America’s populist, check out

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The Heat Is On What happens when hot, sticky weather descends upon Spokane By Daniel Walters


ast week, Spokane got fried. Independence Day was preceded by a succession of blistering highs, climbing to 100 degrees. A strong high-pressure system hit the entire western United States from the Southwest all the way up to Canada, leaving the Southeast drenched in rain. In Renton, Wash., a street literally buckled under the heat. In Phoenix, the nighttime

temperature was 91 degrees. In the Inland Northwest, the remarkable part wasn’t the temperature, says John Livingston, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. It was the humidity. In parts of Lewiston, Idaho, the dew point rose past 70 degrees, he says, comparable with the Deep South. “It brings on heat stress faster,” Livingston says. “It

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reduces the body’s ability to cool itself through evaporation.” Here are just a few of the ways that weather affected the Spokane region last week:

1. The power grid.

Across the region, air conditioners chugged to cool down sweltering apartments, working longer and harder. Avista spokesperson Jessie Wuerst says the utility set an all-time summer record in mid-afternoon July 2 with a load of 1671 megawatts, blowing away 2006’s previous record by 29 megawatts. In the Inland Northwest, the highest demand for power peaks in the winter, meaning Avista’s infrastructure can handle summer loads. Spokane didn’t have the sort of brownouts that plagued the East Coast last summer. But there was still a risk: Old, run-down transformers can fail when put under extreme stress. And ...continued on next page

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when it’s hot and dry for a long spell, dust can gather on power lines, increasing the risk of pole fires.

2. The wheat crop.

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Few industries are as vulnerable to extreme weather as agriculture. Heat shrivels heads of wheat, sometimes resulting in lighter-thanregulation bushels. “A bushel of wheat is supposed to weigh 60 pounds,” says Scott Yates, director of communications for the Washington Grain Alliance. “If you have shriveled grain, it’s possible there could be some discounts.” Last summer, the Pacific Northwest escaped the droughts that hammered the rest of the country. The heat wave’s impact will be diminished this year as well, as the winter wheat crop is basically finished. The spring crop, Yates says, may see a decrease in quality from the heat, but that can be the case with nearly any weather event — frost, hail, drought, too much rain. “As the farmers are keen to say, you killed the crop about five times before you get it in the bin,” Yates says.

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Like hurricanes and snowstorms, heat waves send customers clamoring for ways to prepare. “We are actually out of air conditioners,” said Jody Becker, head cashier at Lowe’s in Spokane Valley, last Tuesday. “We are down to two — I think the last two — but they are display models.” As Lowe’s restocked, she said customers could order them online and have them shipped to the store. Tim Edwards, assistant manager at Big R on Trent Avenue, says that despite not stocking them, requests for air conditioners flooded in. Still, the store sold tons of fans and R134a automotive air conditioning refrigerant.

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4. The elderly.

Adam Richards, director of emergency services at Deaconess Medical Center, says that simply by virtue of people spending time outside, summer brings more trauma injuries, serious sunburns, and dehydration-related urinary tract infections. The really hot recent temperatures, he says, have resulted in slight increases in heatstroke cases. But typically, heat poses the greatest danger to the elderly population. France’s 2003 heat wave resulted in a death toll of nearly 15,000,

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most of them elderly. The older body is more frail, more sedentary and more susceptible to negative impacts from a raised body temperature. It’s a fact that groups assisting the elderly know very well. “I go into the homes a lot,” says Allison Adams, care manager at Meals on Wheels in Spokane. “You walk in, it’s just blistering hot. It’s red, it’s sweaty. ... We encourage them to drink lots of water. They forget to do that.” Many elderly people in Spokane live on fixed incomes, limiting their options for staying cool. “They have older homes, so they don’t have a lot of air conditioning,” Adams says. “A couple I saw today hadn’t turned on their fan yet. They were waiting, because it costs money.” Some don’t even have fans to turn on. That’s why last Wednesday, along with their normal deliveries, Meals on Wheels brought some of their customers donated box fans, personal fans, pedestal fans and fans that could be operated with a remote. The agency continues to encourage Spokane residents to donate fans.

“A couple I saw today hadn’t turned on their fan yet. They were waiting, because it costs money.” 5. Wildfire danger.

In Arizona last week, an out-of-control wildfire claimed the lives of 19 firefighters, the highest death toll for firefighters since the World Trade Center attacks. Hot, dry weather always carries a wildfire risk. In the Inland Northwest, earlier rains made the risk worse. The moisture caused grasses and shrubs to spring up, then the heat dried all that brush into tinder and kindling. “We are ripe for another horrific fire season,” says Jim Armstrong, spokesman for the Spokane Conservation District. “We have a lot of flash fuels on the ground.” Fortunately, the weather appears to be cooling. Livingston says Spokane is returning to its summertime average. This Saturday, for example, the high is forecast to be a comparatively mild 78 degrees. n

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n dark dress uniform, black ribbons across their badges, dozens of Spokane Fire Department firefighters stand straight and silent. The flag-draped casket of fellow firefighter John Knighten rests at the head of the crowded ballroom. A silver bell gently sounds three sets of three tolls, a traditional farewell for a fallen firefighter. In slow unison, the ranks of uniformed men and women raise their right arms in a final salute. Knighten, 45, served 19 years with the Spokane Fire Department before succumbing to plasma cell cancer on June 30. Several hundred people gathered Monday for a public memorial service at the Spokane Convention Center. “John Knighten was a great firefighter who was loved, honored and respected by all of us,” Spokane Fire Chief Bobby Williams says, his voice tightening. “We will miss him.” Friends and colleagues remembered Knighten as a dedicated public servant, brave firefighter and loving family man. He ended his firefighting career as a fire equipment operator based out of Station 4 near Browne’s Addition. Officials classified Knighten’s death as “duty-related” because his form of cancer, multiple myeloma, has been linked to firefighter working conditions. He becomes the first city employee to die in the line of duty since 2004. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor David Condon and fire department officials offered their condolences to Knighten’s family. In a letter read aloud Monday, Inslee praises the firefighter’s service and personal example. “Even in his battle with cancer,” Inslee writes, “his courage and selflessness never wavered.” Throughout the memorial ceremony, photo slideshows share lighter moments: Knighten embracing his wife, Shawna, and his three young daughters. Motorcycle trips. Vacations to Mexico. Barbecues with friends. Some photos show Knighten smiling in helmet and firefighting gear, then a medical gown. In one hospital photo, he holds up his newborn daughter. In the next, he lies in bed while undergoing cancer treatment. Williams steps forward to present Knighten’s widow with the American flag from his coffin. The chief kneels before her as he hands over the folded flag and Knighten’s firefighting helmet. He gives a ceremonial coin to each daughter. In another firefighting tradition, dispatchers broadcast one last alarm for Knighten. Static quietly crackles across the sound system. “Station 4 to John Knighten,” a dispatcher hails over the radio. Once. Twice. Three times with no answer. “This is your last call.” At the closing of the service, Knighten’s oldest daughter plays “Amazing Grace” on piano. His brothers and fellow firefighters escort his casket from the hall. His wife trails close behind, eyes forward, the flag tight against her chest. n

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Two people died and more than 180 people were injured aboard a Boeing 777 in the crash of Asiana Flight 214 on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport. Investigators believe the aircraft came in too slowly, losing altitude before pilots could react or abort the landing.


The Spokane City Council this week adopted state law language allowing private events to bar concealed firearms at some public facilities. Conservative Councilman Mike Fagan called the rules “innocuous,” but faced criticism for bringing the issue before the council.


An intense fire completely destroyed the Mayfair Professional Building in North Spokane last Friday. The building was declared a total loss. No injures were reported.


Rock juggernaut Pearl Jam announced its first Spokane show in 20 years, playing the Spokane Arena on Nov. 30. An Inlander list of 2013 music resolutions may have helped pave the way.

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On July 3, Teresa Nevins, left, and Arthur Hathaway wave signs on North Division in Spokane. The group of protesters with the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane held a demonstration focused on what they see as violations of civil liberties by the federal government, including the prison at Guantanamo Bay, the prosecution of whistleblowers and widespread surveillance of U.S. citizens. “[We had] close to 30 people, which is pretty good for the holiday window,” says Liz Moore, director of PJALS. “Lots of honks and support. Only one single-finger wave, and that’s not bad at all.”


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most lawmakers maintained a decent voting record this year, according to a newly released report by The database shows missed roll call votes during the 2013 regular and special sessions. Only 10 legislators missed 50 or more votes while 53 had a perfect record. Rep. Larry Crouse, R-Spokane Valley, was one of the outliers: He missed 121 votes out 694, including the vote for the 2013-15 capital budget. “This has been a very difficult session for me, cus on at-risk students, and Spokane’s first charter school healthwise,” Crouse explains. He told The Inlander that he would do the same, specifically recruiting low-income and had surgery shortly after he was sworn in and got food diverse students. poisoning later. “We want new techniques and strategies to reach “And then I got sick,” he adds. “I got at-risk students and close the achievement gap,” just about everything you could.” she says. Toward the end of the regular session However, a new lawsuit was recently filed by Send comments to in March, Crouse says his wife, Peggy, fell the Washington Education Association and other seriously ill, so he missed both the first and groups, challenging the constitutionality of the second special session to take care of her. charter school law that voter’s passed last fall. But He’s currently at the Mayo Clinic with her Redinger doesn’t expect the lawsuit to stop future in Rochester, Minn. charter schools in Washington. Crouse, who turns 69 in December, says he’s seri“We aren’t the first state in the nation to have charter ously considering retiring after undergoing numerous schools. We’re one of the last,” Redinger says. “If there surgeries in the past few years. “I just kind of feel like I’ve are any decisions to come out of the lawsuit, it would be been doing the job, but I haven’t doing it at the level I to change the language.” have in the past,” he says. The district aims to have a charter school open by the Here’s how other area lawmakers’ voting records fall of 2014. compared: Sen. Michael Baumgartner missed 10 votes. — DANIEL WALTERS Rep. Kevin Parker missed two. Rep. Matt Shea missed one. Not missing any: Sen. Andy Billig; Sen. Mike Padden; Rep. Timm Ormsby; and Rep. Marcus Riccelli. With more than 600 recorded roll call votes — DEANNA PAN in both the Washington state House and Senate,

Spokane Public Schools want to start a charter school; plus, lawmakers’ voting records from Olympia Chartering a Course

There are 295 school districts across the state of Washington. And so far only one, Spokane Public Schools, has opted to become a charter school authorizer. One reason, Superintendent Shelley Redinger says, is because local district leadership has experience in the charter school world. “When I was in Oregon as a superintendent, we jumped on board early and turned in an application [to authorize a charter school],” Redinger says. School board president Bob Douthitt had a child at a charter school, and Deana Brower, the most recently elected school board member, once worked at a charter school. Charter schools are non-traditional schools funded by public money, but often run by separate nonprofit organizations. “We actually have some staff that approached us saying they would like to help lead a charter school,” Redinger says. Otherwise, she says, the district would look for an outside charter management organization with a “proven track record” to run the school. Charters typically have more flexibility than traditional schools, but have ranged in quality and success. Yet, Redinger says, charters have done best when they fo-


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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was captured by Taliban forces on June 30, 2009.


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An Idaho soldier receives growing national support during his four years as a prisoner of war BY JACOB JONES


earing a black POW-MIA bandanna and a long beard, Bob Bergdahl stands before his Idaho hometown and calls out across distance, war and cultures to again plead for the safe return of his son, the only remaining American prisoner of war in Iraq or Afghanistan. U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 27, was captured by Taliban forces in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. For four years, his family has awaited his homecoming to the small town of Hailey, Idaho, where yellow ribbons hang from nearly every tree trunk along its streets. “My son … if you can hear me,” Bob Bergdahl says. “You are part of the peace process. You are part of ending the Afghan war.” Hundreds gathered in a Hailey park June 22 to mark four years since Bergdahl’s capture. They planted four trees, one for each year gone. Video footage from the rally shows the elder Bergdahl speaking directly to the Afghan people

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in Pashto, asking for information on how to open a dialogue. “May we somehow, after 12 long years, find peace in Afghanistan so that our soldiers and our American personnel can come home,” he says in the video. Family spokesman Col. Tim Marsano says the Bergdahls remain optimistic after recently receiving a new letter from their son. Taliban leaders also offered a prisoner exchange last month, asking for five Taliban inmates housed at Guantanamo Bay. The sergeant’s ongoing ordeal also received renewed media coverage as the four-year mark passed last week. Marsano could not say whether the family made any special plans to observe the date. “There’s not a day that goes by … that he’s not at the forefront of their minds,” Marsano says. “So the day doesn’t really make a difference.”


ergdahl continues to be listed as a member of the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment out of Fort Richardson, Alaska. Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, acknowledged Bergdahl’s long captivity in a statement last week, praising the family’s strength and the community’s support. “Four years later, we are still waiting for Sgt. Bergdahl’s safe return, and it is my sincere hope that the wait will soon come to an end,” Dunford says. “To Sgt. Bergdahl’s family, I want to say that we know you have not given up hope, and neither have we.” Marsano says the Department of Defense, the U.S. State Department and other agencies continue to work toward Bergdahl’s freedom. Many private citizens have also taken up Bergdahl’s cause and organized awareness campaigns to bring him home. Dozens of roadside billboards, Facebook pages and websites have popped up to share information on Bergdahl’s struggle and the effort to secure his return. Chrissy Marsaglia of Olympia launched about two years ago. “Our goal is to have people remember,” she says. “I meet people every day who don’t know who Bowe [Bergdahl] is.”

“My son … You are part of the peace process. You are part of ending the Afghan war.” Marsaglia and her husband, both former U.S. Marines, built the website to serve as a central location for raising awareness, organizing outreach and sharing new information. The website offers guidance for contacting legislators on the issue. It also sells T-shirts, bracelets and other items to raise money for billboards and other public campaigns. “It’s like a full-time job,” she says. Similar groups and online efforts have posted billboards throughout the country. Marsaglia says national billboard company Lamar Advertising, along with local billboard companies, have repeatedly offered discounts to the cause. Marsaglia argues Bergdahl deserves as much support as possible. “We believe in no man left behind,” she says.


hree new Bergdahl billboards went up in Spokane last month. One sits along Division Street. Another stands near Second Avenue. The newest one runs near Garland Avenue. The black signs read “No One Left Behind” with the “No” faded out. Keith Lasseigne of Medical Lake paid for the billboards. A retired Air Force survival instructor, Lasseigne says he previously trained airmen on how to endure as prisoners of war, giving him a small sense of what Bergdahl may have gone through these past four years. “I wanted [his] parents to know that we’re … with them,” he says. Lasseigne thanks Lamar Advertising and other billboard companies for their support, offering the local ad space for a significant discount. He says he has received new interest and support from the Spokane community in response to the signs. With two sons serving in the U.S. Army infantry, Lasseigne says the public should stay informed and engaged. “There’s still a war going on,” he says. “It’s important.” As Bob Bergdahl addresses the crowd in Hailey, he explains his life has shifted to Afghanistan. He lives on Afghan time. He follows Afghan news and weather. He lives vicariously through his son in his absence, continuously waiting and working for his return. “I will not leave you on the battlefield, Bowe,” he says. “Your country will not leave you on the battlefield. You are not forgotten. You will not be forgotten.” n

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hen Washington lawmakers passed a compromise “education-first” operating budget last month, Republicans and Democrats alike touted the budget’s $1 billion spending increase for public schools. Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina, said House Dems were “satisfied that this budget makes good on our responsibility to fund the basic education expansion.” “Each parent who cares about his or her child’s education should be happy,” lauded Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver. Yet many education advocates weren’t thrilled with the budget. Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn complained the new budget didn’t spend enough to satisfy the state Supreme Court’s McCleary ruling to fully fund basic education in Washington, and questioned how the Legislature even planned to pay for it. Washington Education Association President Mary Lindquist said, by any measure, state Send comments to lawmakers “have come up short.” At this rate, the WEA says it will be 30 years before the Legislature fulfills its constitutional obligation to amply fund education in the state. “It is incredible that our elected officials are now closing the door on literally generations of Washington students,” Lindquist said. The problem, according to Kim Justice, an analyst from the Washington Budget and Policy Center, is the state’s new spending plan doesn’t offer any long-term solutions toward making good on its promise to invest more money in education. The Legislature didn’t create any significant revenue streams, and economic growth alone won’t cut it. “This just makes a small dent in meeting that goal,” she says. “[Lawmakers] are setting themselves up for a really big challenge for the next biennium because they didn’t do as much as they could have.”



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ver the course of this year’s budget negotiations, spanning 153 days and two special sessions, legislators faced a twofold challenge: A projected $1 billion budget shortfall and a court order to fully fund basic education by 2018. In the 2012 McCleary case, the state Supreme Court ruled that Washington is failing its constitutional duty to amply fund basic education as defined by the Legislature in a sweeping education reform bill in 2009. To comply with the high court’s ruling, a legislative task force estimated that the government would need to pump $1.4 billion into public schools in the coming two years and $4.5 billion by 2017-19. The new budget provides K-12 education with an additional $944 million in funding, but according to Justice, under the strictest definition of basic education, the Legislature only invests $800 million — substantially less than the task force recommendation. But even that reduced number, WEA spokeswoman Linda Mullen notes, includes $320 million in savings by suspending a voterapproved initiative for cost-of-living pay adjustments for teachers. Public school employees haven’t had a raise in six years. “It’s demoralizing for educators to have gone so long without even an adjustment on inflation,” Mullen says. “It’s simply a tax on school employees to fund other parts of the education budget.” Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, says this final budget compromise was the best-case scenario. The Republican majority coalition in the Senate wouldn’t budge on a House-approved tax proposal that would have raised about $900 million in revenue by eliminating or narrowing preferential tax rates and extending a tax hike on service businesses. In the final budget agreement, lawmakers closed an estate tax loophole and increased taxes on residential phone services, netting about $245 million in revenue. “I think the question for the Legislature will be: Do we want to continue to patch together a

budget and take tiny steps toward our constitutional duty of funding education, or do we want to fulfill our responsibility on the timeline that is laid out for us by the Supreme Court?” says Billig. “Doing so will require new revenue.”

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ut conservative reformers say more money is not necessarily going to improve education in Washington, where the average class size is larger than all but three states in the country. (The new budget only supplied funds to reduce class sizes in kindergarten and first grade in high-poverty schools.) Paul Guppy, vice president for research at the Washington Policy Center, a free-market think tank based in Seattle, argues that because school districts, rather than individual principals, control the purse strings, education money isn’t spent effectively. “Just adding money to an unreformed and largely dysfunctional education system is not going to help kids learn,” Guppy says. “The problem with public schools is that union seniority and collective bargaining agreements prevent principals from firing bad teachers.”

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Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, questions whether the state can even afford to funnel more than $4 billion into the public school system despite the high court’s mandate. Doing so, he says, would require dramatic tax increases or substantial cuts to social services. “The McCleary decision frankly received way too much hype,” says Baumgartner. “We need to, in my view, take a step back from McCleary and look at what’s the best way we can fund education in a way we can afford.” In the meantime, parents like Mullen, the WEA spokeswoman, will continue to worry about large class sizes and whether her 5-year-old son in Seattle public schools will get the attention he needs from his teacher to be successful. “He had 27 kids in his class. … It took him about half of the school year to settle down and understand the routine,” she says. “We won’t see the class sizes that we need. We won’t see the types of education support in schools we need. We won’t necessarily see the resources dedicated to make sure kids have what they need to learn.” n


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t u o Eating The Patio Experience Even in oppressive heat, Spokane’s patio dining thrives By Daniel Walters


t’s July 2 — the peak of Spokane summer, where the heat hangs in the air late into the evening, thick and sticky. Most people are cocooned indoors, air conditioners chugging and box fans whirring. But some views are too good to be seen through window glass. State Rep. Timm Ormsby, his wife Kim, and Jim Hedrick, a lobbyist from Tacoma, gather outside on the patio of Central Food. Built in the burgeoning Kendall Yards, Central Food’s

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patio sits just on the edge of the north-side bluff of the Spokane River, offering the perfect vantage point. They lean back in their chairs, gazing off the deck, across the river and toward the Spokane skyline. It’s one of the best views in the Inland Northwest. Sunlight dances across the rapids. The city rises up from the river shore and the parks of Peaceful Valley to the downtown high-rises. ...continued on page 24

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e at i n g o u t “the patio experience,” continued... Where you sit, after all, can impact your meal as much as how your food tastes. Patio dining can lead conversation in new directions. Ormsby’s group points out the buildings they recognize, offering thoughts on the architecture. The churches are beautiful. The federal courthouse is an “eyesore.” The Spokesman-Review tower looks almost European. “I was just saying, before a reporter showed up, that you don’t get this view of Spokane,” Hedrick says. “The only other dining deck I can think of on this side of the river is Clinkerdagger. And you really don’t get this view of the skyline.” The view brings back decades of memories. Ormsby points across the river toward where the apartment he lived years ago was located. He points to the Peaceful Valley park where years ago he hit a home run. “And of course it went into the river,” Ormsby says.


hirty minutes later, Jay Staggs and Raina Peone sit outside Zola’s on Main Avenue, eating mac and cheese, sipping on $1.50 happy hour Bud Lights. “You can see the folks on the street walking by. There’s been musicians and regular workers, getting home from work. I love it,” Peone says. “I’ve traveled a lot. You feel part of the community and the vibe and the atmosphere when you’re outside.” This, she says — drinking beer, soaking in heat — feels a lot like vacation.

At a table next to her, Púal Berks holds a cigarette. “More people should do this,” Berks says. “It just feels better to be outside with other people who smoke.”


nother hour passes, and a sherbet-colored sunset falls upon Browne’s Addition. The temperature has cooled from scorching to a sleepy, comfortable sort of warm. Outdoor dining thrives here. Patrons sit out late into the evening at patios, munching on burgers at The Elk, downing tequila at El Que, and savoring handmade pasta at Italia Trattoria. But EJ’s Garden Bistro, a house-turnedrestaurant, may have them all beat for ambience. On a gated manicured lawn, surrounded by flowers, underneath strings of glowing lights, Melissa Eastman and Aaron Abolofia end the night with a few drinks. “It’s a nice night out,” Eastman says as the evening dims. “We just wanted an after-dinner drink.” Tonight, the two thought they’d get away from their downtown apartment, eat together and catch up. They’ve been here before, and the patio brought them back. “It disconnects you a little bit, I’d say,” Abolofia says of patio dining. He means that in a good way. Here, there’s no TV broadcasting the ball game, no pop songs blasting from restaurant speakers, no clinking of glassware from the kitchen. There’s just the night air, the hum of the occasional car, and the meandering musings of laid-back conversation. n

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We polled Inlander Facebook readers for their favorite outdoor dining spots. Here’s what they had to say. For urban appeal, readers recommend Monterey Cafe for pizza, The Wave for sushi and Andy’s or drinks or brunch. Madeleine’s and Santé carry the air of fine dining out on the sidewalk, and Mizuna has a romantic patio hidden away from the sidewalk. Saranac Public House has fans of both its patios — one out front, and one tucked away in back. Along the water, the patios at Clinkerdagger and Anthony’s got the requisite mentions for their unbeatable views of the falls. To the east, readers recommended the river views at the outdoor seating at Ripples Riverside Grill patio, the No-Li Brewhouse and Bangkok Thai. Outside of downtown Spokane, South Perry Pizza, Clover and The Flying Goat draw a crowd for relaxed seating and fresh, seasonal food. For an emphasis on the cool drinks, readers praised Press Public House, Stir and the spacious deck at Ugly Bettie’s. The grassy lawn at Chaps complements the restaurant’s bright farmhouse atmosphere (and parents love the play area for kids). Ferrante’s Marketplace Cafe is decked out with flowers in the summer so it feels like “your own little oasis,” one reader says. But no patio got as many mentions as the spacious, resort-like patio at the Wandermere location of Twigs, which overlooks a landscaped lake and fountain. Over in North Idaho, Bardenay also offers a peaceful pond view in the new Riverstone development. On Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d’Alene, sidewalk patios at restaurants like Fire Artisan Pizza give the whole town a “festive atmosphere all summer long,” one reader says. The Porch Public House in Hayden offers a quieter, more rustic version of the patio at sister restaurant the Elk. And readers highly recommend Capone’s, because what’s the point of a good patio without plenty of good beer on tap? — LISA WAANANEN



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Adventures in Outdoor Nibbling While summer lasts, head to as many of these regional food fests as you can By Chey Scott


ummertime in the Inland Northwest sure tastes good. Outdoor dining opportunities abound during the three-ish months of the year’s warm weather, from brew fests and county fairs to the always anticipated, stuff-your-face-for-six-days-event, Pig Out in the Park. Whether a seat under the endless blue sky is your preferred place to take in nourishment from June through August, or you simply enjoy a new culinary experience here and there, take a good look at this roundup of indulgently delicious eating events across the region.


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Every summer up in the Inland Northwest’s evergreentreed mountains, a little purple berry grows. This berry is so loved and delicious no matter what form it’s in — beer, ice cream, bread, jam, pancakes, chocolate — people go to almost any length to get their hands on some. Whether you go to this annual food-centric event aug. 16-17 to try every kind of huckleberry dish you can find, or to join the hordes of berry pickers searching for purple gold, your tastebuds are in for a sweet treat. Aug. 16-17 • Downtown Wallace, Idaho • Other Huckleberry Fests: Schweitzer Huckleberry Festival (Aug. 4) includes a pancake breakfast, pie-eating contest and berry-picking opportunities. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint, Idaho. ...continued on next page

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Spokane Oktoberfest

Just as summer foliage starts to fade from green to yellow and the seasonal beers of fall are being bottled and stocked on store shelves, Spokane’s beer lovers flock to Riverfront Park for the increasingly popular Spokane Oktoberfest. Hosted by the Washington Beer Commission, this year’s fourth annual brewfest is set to feature 24 Washington-based craft breweries pouring more than 50 different sept. 27-28 beers. Each year, the number of food options at the event has grown, and with the increasing number of local food trucks popping up, it’s a safe bet there’ll be plenty of delicious options to go with all that beer. Sept. 2728, Fri 4-8 pm, Sat noon-8 pm • $15-$20 • Ages 21+ • Riverfront Park Gondola Meadow • Other outdoor beer tasting events: Silver Mountain Brewsfest (Aug. 3 starting at 1 pm) features beers from local and regional breweries. Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg, Idaho. Schweitzer Fall Fest (Aug. 31-Sept. 2) is all about beer, food and music on the mountain. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint, Idaho.


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National Lentil Festival

On the Palouse, the lentil is king. So much so that this little legume has hosted its own national party each year in Pullman for the past quarter-century. Who knew lentils could be cooked into almost anything? Try some lentil chili — from the world’s largest bowl of it, that is (Fri, 5-8 pm) — and aug. 16-17 lentil pancakes ($3$7), as well as lentil-infused dishes sold by each of the festival’s food vendors. Then wash down all those delicious legumes in the beer and wine garden, featuring local breweries and wineries. Aug. 16-17, Fri from 6 pm-9 pm, Sat from noon-4 pm • Free admission • Reaney Park and downtown Pullman, Wash. •

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Pig Out in the Park

The anticipation Spokanites feel for this annual outdoor food free-for-all is akin to that of a child’s to Christmas morning. This Labor Day Weekend festival has been running strong for more than three decades, boasting around 50 local food vendors, multiple beer gardens and almost aug. 28 - sept. 2 nonstop live music to accompany the open-air dining experience. Pig Out boasts everything from greasy fairgrounds-style food to gourmet-inspired treats — chocolatedipped cheesecake, anyone? Aug. 28Sept. 2, from 10 am-10 pm daily • Free admission, most menu items under $10 • Riverfront Park Gondola and Clocktower Meadows •




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The bounty of the Inland Northwest is, for the most part, unending from July through September. One indication of this is the string of fruit festivals at Green Bluff throughout the summer. For two weekends in July, Green Bluff’s orchards are bursting with juicy red cherries, ready to be eaten off the stem or baked into pies, cobblers and all kinds of goodies. From Aug. 17 through Sept. 2, Green Bluff is all about peaches: peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pies and any other dish you can think of that might taste better with peaches. Green Bluff vendors offer up multiple more than peaches, dates but it’s completely acceptable to just stuff your face with the juicy, sweet fruit. Finally, at the end of the growing season, comes the fruit Washington does best: apples. The always popular Green Bluff Apple Festival takes place every weekend for about a month, from Sept. 21 through Oct. 27. Sample fresh apples baked and cooked into delicious homemade treats on site, then bring your own bushel home to enjoy. Cherry Festival, July 20-21 and July 27-28 • Peach Festival, Aug. 17-Sept. 2 • Apple Festival, weekends from Sept. 21-Oct. 27 • n


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Beyond Beans

With a little planning and patience, you can cook a wide variety of meals over your campfire

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ew restaurants can rival the ambiance of the great outdoors. Camped under sunshine and pine trees, a chorus of crickets in your ear. Your muscles sore from a day of hiking or swimming. And the warm scent of smoke off the fire. Without fast-food menus and microwaves, camping

turns a simple meal into a major part of the overall experience. Traditional campfire meals might conjure memories of hot dogs or canned beans. Modern backpackers often settle for lackluster freeze-dried food rations. But with a little planning you can enjoy quality

cuisine out in the woods. John Schwartz, store manager for Mountain Gear, says many of his favorite meals were cooked over a campfire. “Anything you do at home you can do in camp,” he says. “You just have to do it differently.”

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Rake your coals into different depths from How ambitious you want to be may largely shallow to deep, establishing varying temperadepend on the details of your trip. How many tures from low to high heat. Use a stick to people will come? Where are you going? rotate coals as necessary. Will this be a light backpacking trip or a fully Make sure you have a reliable source of stocked RV campout? dry, hard wood to keep up the fire, Schwartz Inventory your weight limitations and plan says. Do not pack in firewood. Buy or collect your meals. Be prepared to pack everything firewood from as close to your campsite as in and back out of your campsite, so lose possible to help prevent the spread of bugs. any unnecessary weight or bulky packaging Schwartz says many campers prefer small materials. cook stoves that burn white gas, kerosene or “You want to keep it simple,” Schwartz other fuels. The light stoves heat more reliably says. and can be operated in campgrounds that do Much of the cooking can be done at home not allow fires. before you leave. Meat or rice can be precooked. Fruit can be dehydrated. Avoid foods that require refrigeration. Do you want to be the camper nibbling jerky If you bring food that requires refrigeraor do you want to enjoy a spread of salmon tion, you may be able to sink it in a nearby filet and peach cobbler? Schwartz says it’s all river or creek to keep it cool. Schwartz notes about preparation. camping in the winter eliminates any refrigera“Me, I love spaghetti,” he says. tion problems. Pastas make for easy Don’t forget some but satisfying meals. toasty beverages. A Many hikers find themfew packets of tea or selves craving carbs after instant coffee can proa long day on the trail. vide easy, lightweight Schwartz says a Dutch Be aware: Many areas of Washington warmth on cold oven works wonderand Idaho have a “burn ban” in place mornings. fully over an open fire for during the dry summer months of breads, desserts or other wildfire season. Before you count on treats. cooking over a campfire, check the Always use a preWith a collapsible local restrictions on fires. Public campestablished campfire metal grill, you can cook grounds usually post any limitations ring or clear a spot over a campfire the same on the use of campfires within their away from ground as any barbecue. Just load sites. You can also look up recent burn brush and overhead up your favorite burgers, ban announcements on waburnbans. branches. Many kabobs or fish. Or put a net and on the Idaho page at people have differfrying pan on the grill for When burning a campfire, always ent preferences for pancakes and eggs in the keep a shovel and bucket of water arranging kindling morning. nearby to put out any stray flames. and sticks to start Many foods — includNever leave a fire or embers unattendtheir fires, but the ing potatoes, corn on the ed. Completely extinguish fires before most important part cob and fish filets — can sleeping or breaking camp. is developing an even be wrapped in foil and — JACOB JONES bed of coals. buried in the coals for Schwartz says a delicious slow-baked coals will cook more meal. consistently and make Schwartz says he has for a more efficient fire. You can then heat made lasagna, coffeecakes and other gourmet food directly in the coals, grill over top or fare. It just takes a little creativity. hang a cookpot from a tripod above the fire. “You can actually make these confections “You do need one ingredient, though — in the middle of the woods,” he says. “The sky patience,” he says. is the limit.” n

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Al fresco might be an Italian phrase, but leave it to the French for picnic tips. The advice from a French writer for the UK’s Guardian website: small, easy-to-eat foods (salads, tarts), fruit (washed or cut up), charcuterie (cured meats, pre-sliced for convenience), cheese and bread (and we’d suggest something pickled, like asparagus spears).

Include a cutting board and knife for prep work and serving. And to both chill your chow and give you something to drink as it melts, freeze a nearly full plastic water bottle, with a lemon slice or sprig of mint. How about picnic brunch? Croissants and jam, bagels and lox, yogurt with fresh fruit and granola, coffee (Iced?

Maybe a side of Bailey’s Irish Cream). Or pick a theme, like Mexican fiesta: burritos, guacamole, chips and salsa (the ultimate finger food), churros for dessert. Other sources offer practical advice: a can opener (huh?) and wet naps (definitely), a tarp (goes under the blanket, or if it rains unexpectedly, over everything) and

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Bordered by lovely old South Hill homes and lush greenery, Spokane’s Manito Park (1702 S. Grand Blvd.) is a 90-acre treasure that caters to nature lovers of all kinds. Classicists love Rose Hill with its heady perfume of flowers. Colorists will appreciate Duncan Gardens. And peace-lovers seek the tranquility of Nishinomiya Japanese Garden, tucked into sloping greenery and surrounded by a wood fence. Sit by the koi pond, contemplate the myster-

ies of life and nibble quietly on your sushi rolls from Ginger Asian Bistro (‪1228 S. Grand Blvd.). The Las Vegas is popular, or try the Pearl — tuna and yellowtail in cucumber and Ponzu sauce. Chopsticks included. Still hungry? Manito’s Park Bench Cafe is open daily, 8 am-7 pm, through September. Wednesday during lunchtime and Friday evening, enjoy free music and No-Li beer on tap. (Technically not a picnic, but close enough.) Want to add music to the mix? Bring your picnic basket to Arbor Crest Wine Cellars (4705 N. Fruit Hill Rd.) for Thursday “Performers on the Patio.” Of course, chairs might be more comfortable (reserve a table for $30-$50 depending on the number in your party), and you really can’t go wrong with Arbor Crest wines (available for purchase). For an extra challenge, work up an appetite by first riding (or walking) around Lake Coeur d’Alene. Go hard-core, the full 84 miles, or start slow; it’s about 5 miles from City Park to Bennett Bay (where the trail climbs upward) on Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive. Fuel up first at Pilgrim’s Market (1316 N. Fourth St.) with to-go salads, small plates, organic fruit and cold beverages — they have a gourmet selection of beer, wine and sake. The beauty of this picnic is you can stop anywhere along the trail. On the way back, cool down with ice cream from Rogers Ice Cream & Burgers (1224 E. Sherman Ave.), which tastes even better outdoors. n

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Respect the Roast

Tips for the ultimate backyard barbecue

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hrowing steak on a hot grill — that’s called grilling. Hot dogs on an open fire — that’s a cookout. Barbecue, as many Texans, Kansas Citians, and pretty much anyone residing south of the Mason-Dixon Line will attest, is outdoor cooking at its finest. Unlike those other outdoor meat events, barbecue requires a bit

of finesse, a lot of time and the soul of an artist.


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how to use it. He recommends that beginners invest in an inexpensive Weber kettle-style grill because they are “easy to get going.” Get going by placing meat on one side and charcoal on the other. Light the charcoal using a funnel of lit newspaper but no lighter fluid, so as not to contaminate the meat with unwanted flavor. You’ll

want flavor to come from the smoke and the spiced rub you’ve massaged into the meat prior to setting it on the grill. So you’ll need a smoke box ($20 and up) or a smoker cup ($4 and up). You can find them at Kitchen Engine (621 W. Mallon Ave.) in Spokane, where you’ll also find rubs, wood chips and a slew of thermometers. You’ll need that too. Then monitor the grill’s temperature using a thermometer, but don’t lift the lid! Dip the thermometer through the vent hole, maintaining a temperature of 250 degrees for several hours. Spray water on the wood chips to maintain a good level of smoke. Slow cooking barbecue techniques, says Jim, “can transform a cheap cut into a thing of beauty.”


Country-style ribs are one of the best cuts for an amateur. These pork shoulders also come boneless and are very tender and flavorful. A dry rub made of salt, pepper, a bit of sugar and white pepper and cayenne (if you like some heat) is all the prep the meat needs. Place it in your Weber kettle and it should be done in 3½ hours. Of all the cuts in all the world, brisket is the most difficult to barbecue. It’s thick. It takes a long time, and a high level of skill to keep the smoke at the right levels and the temperature sustainably low. Pull this off, and no one can ever tell you that the summer of 2013 was wasted.


There are Texans who don’t rely on any condiments at all. They use a simple dry rub — salt and pepper — and smoke the meat. In St. Louis, barbecue isn’t barbecue without a thick, sweet

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sauce with a bit of spice. In the Carolinas, pit masters prefer vinegar-based sauces and mustards for seasoning. There really is no space here to address these controversial differences. Yes, barbecue is not without controversy. Sidestep the issue and make your own. Buy a bottle of barbecue sauce. Place it on a table next to a six-pack, a bottle of vinegar, some cayenne pepper and a bowl of sugar. Thin the sauce with beer. Start adding ingredients and taste the results. Repeat until perfection is achieved (or the six-pack is gone).


There’s pretty much nothing you can do if you burn the meat. You’ll just have to buy more and start again. You have all summer to get this right. Most other problems, like oversmoking the meat, which can lead to a bitter and harsh taste, can be disguised by barbecue sauces. Or you can always distract your guests’ palates by loading them up on Mike’s Hard Lemonade.


Judges on the professional circuit will taste right through the pathetic ruse of just throwing some more sweet brown sauce on your bitter, oversmoked brisket. Certified judges search for a melding of five enhancers: marinades, mops, rubs, sauce and smoke. All five ingredients are meant to enhance the meat’s natural flavor, but none can overpower another or intrude upon the flavor of the meat itself. This is the art of barbecue: the combination of factors to achieve the perfect balance of smoke, sweet, salt, spice and meat. That artistry deserves respect. n


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atty Duke has had her share of pivotal life moments. As a child actor in the 1950s, she starred in The Miracle Worker, the Broadway production of Helen Keller’s life that would bring Duke widespread fame and eventually an Academy Award as a teenager. By the mid-1960s, still in her teens, she had netted her own TV series, The Patty Duke Show, and

broken free of her unsavory managers, Ethel and John Ross. In 1982, after a long period of behavior that fed tabloid salaciousness and speculation, Duke was diagnosed with bipolar disorder; she was one of the first celebrities to go public about the illness. Now 66 years old, Duke — who introduces herself as “Anna,” her given name, not the marquee-friendly

sobriquet the Rosses foisted upon her — is going through another period of reckoning. Like all of us, she is aging. Her child stardom and legendary Hollywood roles belong to another century. And so she increasingly finds herself reflecting on her mortality, her legacy, and making the forthcoming years productive ones. ...continued on next page

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CULTURE | THEATER “better to give than receive,” continued... “When you reach a certain age, the jobs slow down, the tabloids print bizarre pictures of your aging process,” Duke says. “I was waiting for somebody to come to me and say, ‘Oh, Patty Duke! Now you can play old ladies. Here, you can have lots of parts.’ ” But those parts didn’t materialize as quickly as she had hoped. To combat that dispiriting “slump,” she started taking steps toward “reviving the physical and emotional energy” of her youth — whether that means tap dancing with friends, taking acting gigs in Hawaii, or finding ways to benefit the local community. By collaborating with Laura Little, a producer she calls “a next-door, over-the-fence neighbor” at her Idaho home, Duke has found a worthy cause and a worthy vehicle to boot. “We started thinking months ago about doing something for any one of the theaters in the area,” she says, “but we were drawn to The Bing Crosby Theatre. I personally want to celebrate the elegance of this theater. And the play Laura has found has that elegance.” That play is The Giver, an adaptation of the awardwinning novel by Lois Lowry. Set in a dystopian world, the book portrays a society that has eliminated conflict by abolishing emotion and free will through a process called Sameness. A lone boy, Jonas, has been chosen to be the living historical repository known as the Receiver of Memory; he inherits ancient stories of the time before Sameness from his predecessor, who has now become the Giver. Ignorance, Jonas soon comes to find, is not necessarily bliss. “In my later years, I’ve learned not to speak for the rest of the world, but it’s a cautionary tale to me,” Duke

says. “One of my questions at the beginning of the play was why this community has chosen this Sameness. I interpret it as safety. If you don’t take any risks, everything can go along very nicely and you can have a very pleasant life. I want a pleasant life, but I also want to experience stuff,” she says, with a growl of emphasis on the last two words. “Sameness, I think, will indeed lead to complacency and depression. What Lois Lowry has

“It’s probably the old lady in me that says, ‘I must pass on something.’ It has to do with what I’m leaving behind. To my grandchildren, my children, or someone I’ve never even met.” done is challenged every reader to want to wonder.” Duke will play the title role — a unique twist, since Lowry wrote her Giver as male. Also unique is that this production is a reading instead of a conventional staging with costumes and props. “From the performer’s point of view, a reading is tougher, because you’re trying to hold the audience’s focus, and they’re basically looking at a sitting person,” says Duke. “But it’s still a human exchange experience. They (the audience) get to use their imaginations [and] put their spin on things that we might miss.” The cast of teens and pre-teens — which includes


of, such as having the opportunity to mentor the young cast members. In that sense, her role as Giver goes beyond the script.. “I hope I can inspire them to go a little deeper,” she says. “It’s probably the old lady in me that says, ‘I must pass on something.’ It has to do with what I’m leaving behind. To my grandchildren, my children, or someone I’ve never even met.” n The Giver • July 17 at 2 and 7 pm • $15 ($12.50 seniors, $10 students) • The Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague Ave. • 227-7638 •

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the role of Jonas as the Receiver — has been drawn from the local talent pool. With genuine admiration, Duke describes them all as “instinctively wonderful.” Spokane-based Renaissance man Patrick Treadway, a familiar face to the Interplayers stage, will direct. Ultimately, however, the Bing won’t be the only beneficiary of The Giver. Duke herself is already starting to discover the abstract gratification she was in search


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hataqua (also spelled chautauqua) sounds kind of serious. From the Seneca (Iroquois) word for a gathering of people, chataquas originated in the late 1800s to bring the outside world to America’s rural areas, and included speakers, performers and especially musicians. The Chewelah Chataqua is a four-day extravaganza of sports, art, music and family activities in a festival-like atmosphere of carnival rides, food, games and family-friendly fun. So it’s fun, not serious — although there was some serious competition in last year’s Inlander poll for “Best Small Town Festival,” which Chataqua won over Pullman’s National Lentil Festival and Odessa’s Deutschesfest. The festivities kick off with Chewelah Day on Thursday, July 11. Most activities don’t get going until Friday, including arts booths. Thursday is for recognizing Chewelah’s “most honored citizen” and showcasing local talent. For athletes, there are 5- and 10-k runs, a two-day golf tournament (offering more than $2,000 in prizes) at Chewelah’s unique 27-hole course, a youth softball tournament and a climbing wall. The juried arts-and-crafts show features 80 vendors like Bearpaw Carvings chainsaw art (sign up for classes if you want to learn the skill yourself). Pottery, jewelry, doll clothes, metal art, concrete yard art, clothing, handmade soaps… chances are you’ll find it on display. The Children’s Pavilion will keep kiddos busy all day, painting, drawing, making cool stuff like musical instruments, getting their own faces painted, or watching performances like “Shiver Me Timbers There’s Pirates in the Park.” The big draws are the CenterStage performances. Smaller acts range from Kevin Wolfe’s magic and hypnosis to marimba music by North

Idaho-based Coeurimba to vaudeville-style juggling and puppetry from Two of Clubs Plus One. Larger acts include the campy good humor and 1950s-’80s music of Men in the Making and the ever-popular Kelly Hughes Band, whose foot-stomping country music has entertained Northwest audiences for decades. There are plenty of regional connections to celebrate as well. Irish folk band An Dochas, including guitarist/vocalist Mellad Abeid, takes the stage Sunday. The band is accompanied by the Haran Irish Dancers, featuring Mellad’s sister Caitlin (Abeid) Trusler, whose mother lived in nearby Kettle Falls and created the dance troupe in 1998. Their music combines contemporary and ancient traditions like the bodhrán drum and Uilleann pipes, whose plaintive voice is reminiscent of bagpipes, but more melodic and haunting. Prodigal son Allen Stone returns to his hometown for Sunday’s closing concert. Accustomed to playing larger gigs, like Bumbershoot later this summer, Stone surprises audiences like Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall did in the ’90s, with beautiful, soulful sounds from an otherwise geekylooking dude. This year marks the 40th anniversary of an event organized by an all-volunteer group whose mission, since 1974, has been to promote the community to residents and visitors year-round. Select proceeds from the event, estimated to draw 40,000 to 50,000 to this town of less than 3,000, are earmarked for civic improvement projects, including establishment of the new Chewelah Performing and Cultural Arts Center. n Chewelah Chataqua • Thu-Sun, July 11-14 • Chewelah, Wash. • For schedule of events and venue locations, visit

The view from Tony’s On The Lake in Coeur d’Alene.

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Tony’s on the Lake Tony’s, about five miles southeast of the Coeur d’Alene Resort, sits alongside one the lake’s many inlets, a location that allows diners to feel far from Coeur d’Alene’s summer bustle. The Northern Italian-influenced menu is also far from what is offered at other establishments. Appetizers like cicchetti, small Venetian plates that include items like almond crusted duck tenders, toasted ravioli and fried dough with salami (gnocco fritto con affetati)

are available alongside more familiar antipasto salads with items such as gorgonzola cheese, spiced pecans and pomegranate vinaigrette. The menu is full of seafood options — mussels, calamari, prawns and fresh fish of the day — but turf is also well-represented. Veal, beef short ribs, sirloin and thin, pounded pork accompany all Italian cuisine necessities like risotto, Tuscan potatoes, polenta, sautéed mushrooms and Marsala sauce. Diners consume

these delectables while viewing Lake Coeur d’Alene, the Centennial Trail and boats along the docks. Tony’s provides outdoor deck seating but the restaurant’s interior, with its fireside area, warm tones and tasteful décor, is definitely a place well suited for a special occasion. 6823 E. Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr., Coeur d’Alene • 208-6679885 ...continued on next page

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The Bistro at Williams Lake Billed as “casual lakeside dining,” The Bistro is a great choice if you want to get out of town on short notice without depleting your gas tank. It’s only 15 miles southwest of Cheney, which is 16 miles southwest of Spokane. You might want to pack your binoculars so you can watch the fowl from nearby Turnbull Wildlife Refuge skim the well-stocked waters of Lake Williams and feast on any of the five species of trout found in the lake. Or just do your own skimming and feasting. Your choices include classic burgers with cheese and bacon, chili burgers, and a burger with ham and cheese. There are sandwiches perfect for a lakeside lunch — pulled pork, Reubens and BLTs. For something lighter, try any one of the salads — caprese, wedge, Asian or the shrimp Cobb. All the dressings and sauces are made in-house. Entrées like the Cougar Gold mac and cheese and the fish and chips are always on the menu. On weekends, chef Jerry Schrader tries out specials, including oysters and lobster. 18619 West Williams Lake Rd., Cheney, Wash. • 235-6600

Rooster’s Waterfront Restaurant

For some, lakeside dining means romance. For others, it’s a chance to wind down near nature. For those of us without boats, dress shoes, binoculars or dates, there’s Rooster’s Waterfront Restaurant on the Snake River (not that you can’t go there with dress shoes or a boat or maybe another person). You will, however, need a full

tank of gas. Rooster’s is way down south in Clarkston, but worth the trip if you’re looking to sample some blueberry barbecue ribs or an appetizer like Kabooms (pepper jack cheese, black olives, all kinds of veggies, cream cheese, and buffalo sauce, stuffed into an egg roll and deep fried — kaboom!) For entrées you will find salads, surf and turf, ribs, steak, burgers, sandwiches and a wide range of fish, both shell and not: halibut, tuna, catfish, oysters and shrimp. The cocktail menu features martinis, hurricanes and something called a gnarly lemonade. Some say Roosters is the Northwest version of Joe’s Crab Shack, but you’ll have to get down there to see for yourself. 1010 Port Way, Clarkston, Wash. • 509-751-0155

Hill’s Resort

Priest Lake is known for its scenic beauty, which gets even better when you can eat it. Many of the items found on the plates at the resort’s restaurant are found in the surrounding area. Breakfast omelets are made with local, wild Chanterelle mushrooms. The pancakes run purple with huckleberries. And it’s hard to imagine having a bad day when it starts with a huckleberry-andstrawberry mimosa. If you don’t wish to leave before dawn to reach your breakfast destination, that’s OK too. Lunch at Hill’s brings choices like grilled Portobello mushroom with mozzarella and balsamic reduction or the Lamb Philly Chees-

Only a few miles out of town, you’ll find The Bistro at Williams Lake. tim Herold photo esteak, preceded by such appetizers as in-house smoked salmon or oyster shooters. Lunch favorites include simpler fare like fish and chips or shrimp baskets. And you have to love a place that serves old-fashioned milkshakes. Dinner features mesquite broiled meats as well as house favorites like pepper steak or scallops and pesto. Finish up with some homemade cheesecake or huckleberry pie, but include an espresso. It could be a long ride home. 4777 W. Lakeshore Rd., Priest Lake, Idaho • 208-443-2551 n

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bout 30 people make up Helen Nguyen’s immediate family, and they all live in north Spokane within five minutes of her parents. That closeness was something Nguyen missed when she and her husband spent a year and a half in Los Angeles. When they returned to Spokane, Nguyen saw an opportunity to go into the restaurant business, something she had wanted to do after working as a banker and business account executive. So she opened Pho City, a Vietnamese restaurant, downtown in mid-June with her older brother Thu. Nguyen runs the front of the house while Thu whips up the food as head chef, and the rest of the family pitches in too. Nguyen’s nephew works as a waiter, her younger brother did the restaurant’s interior design and a lot of the sauce recipes are her mom’s. “Pretty much it’s a whole family effort in creating this restaurant,” says Nguyen, who grew up in Vietnam and moved to America 18 years ago, landing here with her parents. About a year ago, her older brother and his family arrived, bringing over Pho City’s recipes from Vietnam. On the menu, there is of course the pho ($8$9), Choose from chicken or beef, both served

with a plate of bean sprouts, Thai basil, cilantro and hoisin and Sriracha sauce that you can add to your pho as you wish. For the beef pho, choose from beef, meatball, tendon and tripe to fill your sizble bowl of beef broth. For a lighter choice, the spring rolls ($4) literally burst with freshness in your mouth. Pork and shrimp (or tofu) wrapped in thin rice paper, with vermicelli noodles and a hint of mint and basil, are served with a thick, housemade peanut sauce for dipping. A popular breakfast item in Vietnam, the bánh mì grilled pork sandwich ($4) with carrots and other vegetables comes on a baguette. The short list of menu items is all under $10, with the exception of the Pho City special ($12) — a salad-like mixture of vermicelli, vegetables, deep-fried egg rolls and grilled pork, beef and prawns, flavored with sweetened fish sauce. Be sure to try the Vietnamese drip coffee ($3.50). A small metal drip contraption makes the coffee right in your glass at your table. Add ice for extra refreshment. n Pho City • 112 N. Howard St. • Mon-Sat, 11 am-8 pm • 747-0223 •

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o one is exactly sure how it all came about, but someone, somewhere long ago decided that drinking beer would be more enjoyable if it were done as punishment for being worse than someone else at throwing a ping-pong ball into a cup. It likely originated in the depths of a smelly college basement a few decades ago, when someone said, “Hey dude, I got 20 plastic cups, a ping-pong ball and a case of beer. What if we filled up the cups to play a sort of hybrid pongbasketball game?” However it happened, beer pong climbs out of the confines of the college frat house this Friday night for an evening of barley battling in the elegant Lincoln Center. Yes, the same venue that hosts lavish dinners and champagne brunches will present something called Pongzilla. The simplicity and social nature of the game are all motivations for bringing this concept to reality. Peter Franz, a Waddell’s bartender and event co-organizer, is looking forward to the competition and what it will do for the venue. “I just know it’s something that everyone can do,” says Franz. “It brings in a younger crowd to

the Lincoln Center.” Franz admits he usually plays only at the occasional barbecue or house party, and that he’s hardly a pro. But this event is much more than a Friday night hangout with your pals. There’s a lot more at stake, with a T-shirt, trophies, DJs, food, an afterparty and $1,000 cash prize for the team of two that comes out on top. Due to Washington state liquor laws, the games will be played with water, but 12 String Brewing will have their G String Blonde and Archtop Amber ales on tap. With a double elimination bracket, formal rules and full-time referees, the competition is certainly official. The party-based pastime will unfold in both ballrooms. And if you make it to the finals, you’ll take center stage. Literally. “Once we get through everything, we’ll go to the championship game,” says Franz. “We’ll have that up on the stage.” n Pongzilla • Fri, July 12 • $40 for two-person team, $5 for spectator • 21+ • Lincoln Center • 1316 N. Lincoln St. • • 327-8000

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Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots Guillermo del Toro does the big action flick perfectly BY ED SYMKUS


f you know that “kaiju” means “strange beast” in soulful but creepy and creature-filled world of Pan’s Japanese, and that “jaeger” means “hunter” in GerLabyrinth and the much lighter but more kick-ass stories man, consider yourself primed for what Mexican told in his two Hellboy movies. But in Pacific Rim, the hudirector Guillermo del Toro’s got in store for you with man race is in danger of extinction. The monsters aren’t Pacific Rim. just mindless behemoths who knock down buildings and The huge Kaijus that rise from the ocean’s depths in stomp on people. Turns out they have a plan. this big, loud, exciting, often breathtaking movie are of We join the story seven years after the Kaiju Wars the Godzilla, Mothra, Ghidorah variety. have begun, and things are going badly for PACIFIC RIM They’re fierce and destructive, and in us. They certainly go wrong for the Jaeger Rated PG-13 the film’s first few minutes, one of them team of brothers Raleigh and Yancy Becket Directed by Guillermo del Toro arrives from another universe, makes (Charlie Hunnam and Diego Klattenhoff). Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris it through an underwater breach, and They were put together as copilots in one Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, wreaks havoc. But it’s immediately met of these robots because as has been proven Ron Perlman and matched by an equally huge manamong Jaeger designers, “the deeper the made Jaeger, a “brutal war machine” of bond, the better you fight.” a robot piloted by two mind-melded humans within. Five years later, Jaeger teams around the world are There’s whamming and bamming, all rock ’em, sock ’emlosing the battle, and government officials are dropping style, accompanied by a soundtrack as loud as the visuals the Jaeger program in favor of building coastal walls to are immense. keep the sea monsters out. Del Toro has visited similar areas before, with the Though the film’s mayhem meter almost always

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points to “high,” and there’s very little downtime, del Toro and co-screenwriter Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans) manage to work in plenty of personal stories. Our hero Raleigh Becket has to do something about his penchant for taking too many risks. Two scientist partners, one a math-nerd square (Burn Gorman), one an excitable Kaiju expert (Charlie Day), try to calculate and save the future of mankind. A military leader (Idris Elba) goes rogue but is keen on keeping order among those who remain loyal to him. A young woman (Rinko Kikuchi) who dreams of being a Jaeger pilot must overcome emotional scars, then face the slightly clichéd challenge of being a small woman in a big man’s game. Some of the film’s dark comic relief comes courtesy of del Toro regular — Hellboy himself — Ron Perlman, who plays an amoral, knife-wielding, black-market profiteer who wears 24-carat-gold shoes. The physical scale of the film is amazing, whether it’s dealing with the busyness of streets filled with people fleeing from the monsters (yes, del Toro is a big Japanese monster movie fan) or just seeing these gigantic monsters and robots right next to people and buildings — or in one case nonchalantly carrying an oil tanker. It all builds to an air of finality. The surviving few Jaegers (most have been destroyed) must confront the ever-attacking, now even bigger and meaner Kaijus. And the sea-bottom breach must be destroyed. The machinesversus-monsters battles get more spectacular, and there’s even a nifty human fistfight. Things become a little numbing, but it’s absolutely the movie every 8-year-old boy (there are a lot of us out here, no matter what our age) wants to see, and definitely the film del Toro has long wanted to make. 



Along the lines of last year’s Oscarwinning Searching for Sugar Man, A Band Called Death  chronicles the life, death and rediscovery of a musical act that folded without achieving success, only to be exhumed decades later by a seeming quirk of fate. Although the film is never fully convincing about this rock band’s overlooked potential — despite testimonials from the likes of Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra and Elijah Wood — the story of Death adds an interesting and previously virtually unknown footnote to the annals of punk rock. At Magic Lantern. (MB) Not Rated


This French film features seasoned actor Vincent Lindon and European pop star Soko. Based on a true story, it offers a look at the relationship between revolutionary French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot and his frail teenage patient, Augustine. An Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival, this stirring film explores ideas of controversial medicine, forbidden love, power and politics. At Magic Lantern (JR) Not Rated


Those guys from the glory days of ’90s comedy are back for another round. Happy Madison Productions brings you another Adam Sandler installment with the same pee jokes, physical humor and goofiness that have become his trademark. You get to watch him hang out with David Spade, Kevin James and the always-enjoyable Chris Rock. There are plenty of SNL cameos throughout. Also, Shaq makes an appearance. (JR) Rated PG-13

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From Academy Award-winning director Susanne Bier comes another heartstring-tugging story, this time about a woman who finds out her husband is cheating on her on the eve of her daughter’s wedding. She travels to Italy from Denmark and along the way meets her daughter’s future father-in-law (Pierce Brosnan), whose only family story is just as crazy as her own. (MB) Rated R


This powerful documentary takes a deep look at the seemingly imminent extinction of bees. Written and directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Markus Imhoof, it considers what life might be like without pollination by bees. Einstein once said if bees die off, humans would die off within four years. This film investigates this claim and calls for change. At Magic Lantern, Wed. July 17 only. (JR) Not Rated


Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) pays homage to the Japanese monsters movies of his youth with this big, loud, exciting tale of gigantic creatures rising from the ocean’s depths, and being met by man-made, equally gigantic robots that attempt to beat the tar out of the invaders. The film pauses briefly to share personal, usually tragic, stories of the folks in charge of fighting back, but the insane action is never far away, and it keeps on getting crazier. One great idea was to fill the film with B actors instead of stars. The only really recognizable face is that of del Toro regular Ron Perlman, who plays a darkly comic, 24-carat-goldshoe-wearing war profiteer. (ES) Rated PG-13

NOW PLAYING In 1995, Before Sunrise introduced us to the pair as dreamy twenty-somethings whose chance meeting on a train led to a single wildly romantic night in Vienna; in 2004, Before Sunset found them reuniting in Paris as slightly more hardened adults, in a way that completely reframed the events that occurred nine years earlier. Now, the third installment in Richard Linklater’s story features our couple (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) now very much together raising twin daughters as they vacation in Greece. (SR) Rated R


for his ex-villain expertise, but will he be able to juggle the mission on top of his paternal duties? Get ready to giggle for returning voice actors Steve Carell, Kristin Wigg, Miranda Cosgrove and the adorably clumsy minions. (PG)


This film tells the true story of Hannah Arendt, a Jewish philosopher and escapee of Nazi Germany. The biopic relives Hannah’s report of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s 1961 trial and its ensuing avalanche of controversy. Did she defend Eichmann, or merely the uncomfortable truth? Barbara Sukowa depicts the journalistic drama and political repercussions as she discovers “the banality of evil.” At Magic Lantern (BN) Not Rated ...continued on next page

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So, there’s this pretty obscure movie that a lot of you haven’t heard about. It’s called Iron Man and it really never got popular. They made a sequel, which didn’t do well in box offices either and definitely didn’t amass a huge fan base or anything. A third one is coming out this week. So, I guess, if you feel like it, go and see a movie that didn’t get big and support some struggling actors like Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pierce and Gwyneth Paltrow. The movie is about a man who makes a metal robot suit. There’s an evil villain. The guy has to save the world most of the time and stuff. We’re kidding, this thing is outrageous and, of course, very popular. (SM) PG-13


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The gang from Monsters Inc. is back, and this time they’re back in school. We see Mike trying to get back into the Monsters University scaring department — after failing out — by winning a universitywide “Scare Games.” Here Monsters University takes advantage of a familiar college-movie trope: an outcasts vs. elites competition straight out of Revenge of the Nerds. (SR) Rated PG

Two obsolete oldies find themselves without jobs, falling straight into an internship at Google with a shot at employment — that is if they prove themselves to be the best of the best amongst a mob of interns straight of out college. Now, they must compete against techsavvy, bright young people or face the rough waters of unemployment. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson star in a battle between old and young that will surely end in a comedic fiasco, hopefully proving that the aging generation hasn’t lost their pizzazz. (SM) Rated PG-13


Johnny Depp dons another wig as Tonto, the Native American sidekick to the notso-lonesome Lone Ranger, John Reid (Armie Hammer). Tonto lays down the wisdom in fluent broken English to transform a man of law into a masked hero. Loaded with Pirates of the Caribbean special effects and quippy humor, Depp and Hammer gallop horseback through the dust in an adventure against the Western bad guys. (BN) PG-13


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Ready for another buddy cop film? Well, this time around we’ve got a bit of a twist as a tightly wound FBI agent played by Sandra Bullock goes on the hunt for a badass drug dealer. But the catch is that she has to team up with goofball Boston police officer, played with, we’ll assume, ample fart jokes by Melissa McCarthy in order to catch this evil doer. Hijinks ensue as this unlikely pair hits the mean streets. (MB) Rated R

The reboot of the reboot of the Superman story is brimming with both fight and flight scenes, lots of self-doubt, a bit of humor, the problems of actually being a stranger in a strange land, and a moving, heartfelt look at father-son relationships. Henry Cavill is slightly earnest in the lead, Amy Adams gives Lois Lane the right amount of feisty toughness, Russell Crowe shows the stoic side of Jor-El, Kevin Costner is a wise and kindly Jonathan Kent, and Michael Shannon manages to mix malevolence with pride as General Zod. Visual effects are excessive, but writer David S. Goyer and director Zack Snyder make everything balance out just right. (ES) Rated PG-13

It seems that Joss Whedon (the man behind Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and generally known as the king of all nerds everywhere) can do whatever the hell he wants after raking in so much superhero cash last summer. Take on Shakespeare? Why not? He wrote and directed this modern telling of the classic tale, most of which he filmed at his own house — because he can do things like that. (MB) Rated PG-13.


Two teenagers stumble across a ruggedly handsome fugitive (Matthew McConaughey) hiding in the Deep South from bounty hunters and the law. The boys decide to take matters into their own hands, making a pact to keep the dashing criminal hidden from hungry killers and help reunite him with his long lost love. It’s nice to see McConaughey continue his habit of appearing in movies that aren’t, by and large, romantic comedies. Let’s hope he keeps it up. (SM) Rated PG-13


A musical comedy-drama, The Sapphires follows four women as they are discovered by a talent scout (played by the hilarious Chris O’Dowd from The IT Crowd) and travel to Vietnam in 1968 to sing for the troops. The soul group battles racism and cat fights, leading to tension in the group and numerous hardships that threatens their success. (KS) Rated PG-31


Director J.J. Abrams has done what every Star Trek fan has been hoping for. He’s upped the ante on everything in the sequel to his 2009 reboot of the franchise. And he’s done so with an eye cocked in

the direction of diehard fans, to whom he sends little shout-outs of old Trek references. He also spins a whopping good, action- and effects-filled tale of intrigue and attitudes (and relationships and photon torpedoes and even a cameo by a Tribble). (ES) Rated PG-13


In genre-defying documentary style, Sarah Polley digs into the layers of her family’s memories to find, of course, the truth. But each version of the past and confessions of her mother’s affair combine into a playful, colorful tale that’ll hit you in the feels. Supported by an unusual but genuine cast who mainly play themselves, Polley learns how memories of the past can reverberate into the present. (BN) PG-13


Who would’ve thought that a party at James Franco’s house could lead to catastrophe? Playing themselves, the allstar cast includes Seth Rogen, Danny McBride and Jonah Hill, among others, all of whom are trapped in Franco’s house as the Apocalypse unfolds. As supplies dwindle, they must take on the outside world, dodging sinkholes and blue lights that snatch people away. (AC) Rated R


Didn’t we just see this movie, like when it was called Olympus Has Fallen? Yes, but this time it’s angry (or maybe frustrated) Americans instead of North Koreans who launch an assault on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Jamie Foxx is the president; Channing Tatum is the square-jawed Everyman who steps up to protect him; James Woods, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and lots of other strong actors struggle with a cliché-ridden script as various good and bad guys. One good thing: We learn that the presidential limo is called Ground Force One. (ES) Rated PG-13


Former UN worker Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family are stuck in an apocalyptic traffic jam as Philadelphia falls to fast-moving, rabid zombies. Then, Gerry is tasked by the government to travel around the world looking for the source of this global pandemic, all the while trying to get back to his family. (MJ) Rated PG-13 





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Band Called Death is this season’s engagwas also responsible for their moniker. ing entry in the burgeoning field of As they shopped their demo, many parties the should’ve/could’ve/would’ve rock were interested in their original sound but put documentary. Along the lines of last year’s Oscaroff by their name. According to the film, even winning Searching for Sugar Man, A Band Called hit-making legend Clive Davis was interested in Death chronicles the life, death and rediscovery signing them but insisted on a name change, a of a musical act that folded without achieving deal-breaker for David. The band dissolved and success, only to be exhumed decades later by a its members moved to Vermont. Before he died, seeming quirk of fate. Although the film is never David gave the master tapes to his brothers for fully convincing about this rock band’s oversafekeeping, hoping for the recognition he was looked potential — despite testimonials from the certain would one day find them. likes of Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, That discovery came 35 years later, when and Elijah Wood — the story of Death adds an the next generation of Hackneys chanced across interesting and previously virtually unknown Death at a college party. Long story short, a footnote to the annals of punk rock. renewed band called Death The three Hackney brothA BAND CALLED DEATH now performs the music as ers — Bobby, Dannis, and David a tribute and lesson in the Not Rated — formed the band Death in the byways of rock history. The Directed by Mark Christopher Covino early ’70s, and it’s clear from the documentary is a captivating and Jeff Howlett unearthed recordings that they were At the Magic Lantern (one week only) story about family loyalty and a proto-punk outfit that preceded little-explored dimensions of the movement’s great outpouring black American culture. It’s later in the decade. That they were an Africanchock-full of black-and-white photos and Super-8 American minister’s kids from Detroit during an home movies, though the narrative is sometimes era when that city’s Motown Records ruled the repetitive and the final section, consisting of pop airwaves only adds to the band’s legend as the new band’s performances, seems more like rock iconoclasts. These black kids, by their own clips from a press kit than an essential part of description, were playing “white boys’ music.” the story. Still, A Band Called Death was rousing Honing their chops in their bedroom rehearsal enough to win an Audience Award at this year’s space and picking a recording studio by throwing SXSW Film Festival and get picked up for disa dart at the Yellow Pages, Death was guided by tribution by Drafthouse Films, which is how the the visionary drive of eldest brother David, who film ended up in Spokane this week. 


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None the Wiser Terrible Buttons sure have done a lot of growing up lately

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By Leah Sottile


t’s hot. Louisiana-in-mid-July kind of hot. The temperature is supposed to reach well beyond the 100-degree mark today, yet none of the members of the band Terrible Buttons seem to be in much of a rush to get out of the sticky, asphyxiating temperature. On the creaky wooden porch of a beat-up house in a less-than-savory Spokane neighborhood, they suck down cigarettes and pop open cans of PBR alongside friends who don’t seem to have anywhere better to be on this Monday afternoon. They stare out over the yard, where a broken electric wheelchair is parked, chickens strut about and a dopey orange dog greets anyone who looks her way and receives complimentary belly rubs. As the sun reaches the top of the sky and more of the band’s seven members appear — all sweaty, all commenting on the heat — they relocate to the basement. There’s no basement door, and there aren’t stairs either: just a downward slope of dirt that winds underneath the house’s foundation. It’s a dank, grimy space, but it’s what they’ve got. Now more than ever, it’s a fitting scene for the local “horror folk” band just a week before they release their new album, Runt, to the public. They’ll make music no matter what the odds. It’s what drives them,

even if they have to play in a dirt-floored basement. At times, Runt is hair-raising in its power and bursting with heart — a record of truly gritty songs fraught with tension and discomfort and that excited feeling of not knowing what’s ahead. And it signals a big change for the band. When Terrible Buttons released their 2011 debut album Plates of Ether (which they recorded with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis before anyone knew who they were), the Whitworth University-bred band’s sound was polished. Sure, they were gritty for a folk band. They sung of divorce and whiskey and smoking weed. They were undeniably genuine in their lyrical flip-offs to organized religion, but maybe a little too charming, with all of the plinking glockenspiels, to merit the “horror folk” title. It was clear back then that these were good kids — kids who aspired to be lawyers and teachers and who loved Jesus in their past lives. And Spokane — hell, Alaska, California, Seattle, Boise and Bend, too — loved them for it. But things have changed. They’re long past being those good kids whose biggest rebellions were too much whiskey and the occasional joint. They’re out of college now. They’re working bar and retail jobs that

make them wear aprons, and Sallie Mae won’t stop calling about their overdue student loans. There’s a certain displeasure and anger that steams off the top of every song on Runt. “I’ve got kind of a one-track mind in that I just couldn’t get off certain themes,” says Kent Ueland, who sings and plays guitar, as he takes a drag from a cigarette and blows the smoke into the heat. “There’s a lot in there about money. It’s all struggle, really. Whether it’s strong versus the weak, or poor versus the rich — just sort of these juxtapositions between stuff like that. I would say mostly [Runt is about] strength versus weakness and what the value of strength is, really.” It’s an album that sounds different, too. There are some of the same characteristics that have made Terrible Buttons so unique: the character-based songs, the interplay of Ueland’s strained cries and stalwart proclamations with the clear-as-church-bells vocals of his girlfriend, Sarah Berentson. On Runt, however, the band doesn’t anchor its sound in just a few things, but in the talent of all seven members. There are tracks, like “Everybody Knows Everybody,” that showcase the talent of trumpet player Kristen Black, and pounding, ...continued on next page

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tribalistic drums on “Highest Card to Heaven.” There are long, long solos of distortion and drawn-out jam sessions across the album. That’s all because Ueland got out of the way, he bluntly admits. “I guess the biggest thing I’ve learned is to let shit go and trust your band. I don’t know how to play the trumpet, so having a trumpet player write trumpet parts makes a lot more sense,” he says. “But it’s so much different than it was. That first record … it was like 90 percent me just writing all these parts and being like, ‘No, this is my project that my friends are in.’ And now it’s like, ‘These are my friends and we have a project.’ ” Ueland says when he stepped aside, the band finally became what it was meant to be. There was room for everyone’s talents, everyone’s input. Room to breathe. “That’s probably the biggest qualm that I have with that first record — like, I’m trying to say so much,” he says. But here the band is “letting the listener come to their own conclusions and giving them some time to think about the things that you’re saying, or, like, forget the things that you’re saying and just f---ing jam.” “I think that’s one of my favorite parts of our show, when those jams come in,” Berentson adds. “All of us are in sync, we’re all into it. Those are the times that you can forget you’re playing a shows — doesn’t matter if there’s two people there or 300 people there. I think we get that when we play downstairs. We’re like ‘That was fun, make that go on for a little bit longer.’ ” Listening to Runt, you get the feeling that no matter how long and hard the road that takes them to success, Terrible Buttons will be jamming just like this for more than just a bit longer. n Terrible Buttons Runt release party with the Hoot Hoots and Cathedral Pearls • Fri, July 12, at 8 pm • nYne • 232 W. Sprague Ave. • $7 • 21+ • • 474-1621

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Two to the Fore Menomena is one man down, but hardly short on new ideas By Jon Brown


he saxophone, by and large, is an instrument that should be used sparingly — if at all — in rock ‘n’ roll music. Sure, there are a few examples of inspired saxophony in the rock canon: Clarence Clemons cannot be denied, nor can Dana Colley of Morphine, and the rousing saxophone lead in Gerry Rafferty’s soft-rock masterpiece “Baker Street” is one for the ages. Portland band Menom-

ena, headlining the KYRS Music Fest this weekend, is a more contemporary example of a band that uses the saxophone to great effect. Formerly an instrumentswitching trio, Menomena was shaved down to a duo before the recording of its most recent album, 2012’s Moms. Founding member Brent Knopf left the band to concentrate on his solo project Ramona Falls. The band’s other two

principals, Danny Seim and Justin Harris, forged ahead, and though Knopf’s absence is certainly noticeable (and missed), Menomena still manages to make quite a racket. Harris plays a variety of instruments on stage, including the aforementioned saxophone in its baritone and tenor incarnations. The sax is a dramatic instrument, and Harris uses it expertly to enhance particular moments, rather than define

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the personality of Menomena’s compositions. Seim’s drumming is precise, and with the help of MIDI samples and triggers, the two-piece ensemble assembles complex, polyrhythmic structures that showcase layered melodies and beautifully articulated counterpoint. Moms was written collaboratively by Seim and Harris, with the overarching theme being — in a refreshing display of literalism — mothers. Seim lost his mother in 1994, and Harris was raised by a single mother. The lyrics are deeply personal and revealing, each songwriter taking his own unique approach to the thematic material and fitting it into a coherent narrative about loss and anger and confusion and forgiveness. It’s a compelling album that, despite Knopf’s absence, fits snugly into Menomena’s excellent body of work. The name Menomena presumably comes from the song “Mah Nà Mah Nà” by Italian composer Piero Umiliani, memorably used in The Muppet Show as well as a particularly funny scene that opens an episode of the British version of The Office. The band itself plays coy with the name, sometimes attributing its provenance to a compound of the words “men” and “phenomena.” Whatever the case, it rolls off the tongue like a sweet sax riff. n Menomena plays KYRS Music Fest with Finn Riggins, Jonathan Warren & the Billy Goats, Cathedral Pearls, Soul Proprietor, Real Life Rockaz, Old Bear Mountain, Shebear and BBBBandits • Sat, July 13, from noon to 11 pm • Glover Field • 1300 W. Main Ave. • $15 • All-ages •


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here aren’t a lot of local bands who are big enough — or willing — to not only throw a CD release show, but also throw a CD release show prefunk party two nights before. But the Nixon Rodeo, a long-running local hard rock outfit, is up to the challenge, having gained a big following in the past few years with their straightforward, no-bullshit rock ‘n’ roll tunes. This Thursday, the band will throw a pre-party at Whiskey Dick’s. Consider it a sort of sampler platter of what’s to come at their giant release show — when they promise to play their new album, The Understatement, front to back — Saturday at The Center. Hit up the pre-party Thursday, recover Friday, and get ready for a serious rock fest on Saturday night. — LEAH SOTTILE Nixon Rodeo with Witchburn, Van Eps, 5 Times Over and Helldorado • Sat, July 13, at 7 pm • The Center • 6425 N. Lidgerwood St. • $10 advance, $14 day of show • All-ages • • 433-7328

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Thursday, 7/11

Arbor Crest Winery (927-9463), Union Street Duo Carr’s Corner, Unique, Pest, Rod Mac, McGavin & Matt Taylor, Raw B, Spindle, Doe Boy, Kagah, Epik, Royal Flush The Cellar, Pat Coast The Center, Black Lodge, Severed Coeur d’Alene Casino, PJ Destiny CDA Park (Spokane), 6 Foot Swing Coldwater Creek Wine Bar (208263-6971), Ray Allen Curley’s (208-773-5816), The Usual Suspects The District Bar, Carli Osika J The Hop!, Loss Monstarz, DJ O LeftBank (315-8623), Nick Grow J Luxe Coffeehouse, Dirk Lind O’Shay’s, Open mic J Phat House, Tone Collaborative Red Room Lounge, Dead Prez J Riverstone Park, The Rub The Roadhouse, Bakin’ Phat The Rock Bar, Armed & Dangerous J Saranac (473-9455), Rumble on the Rooftop feat. Casey Rogers, The Longnecks, Nic Garofolo Splash (208-735-4000), Steve Denny Templin’s (208-773-1611), Sammy Eubanks The Viking, Jimmy Nuge Zola, Fus Bol

Friday, 7/12

Big Sky’s (489-2073), Steel Billy Cadillac Bolo’s (891-8995), The Coleman Underground Boomers (368-9847), Jackson Street J Boots Bakery & Lounge, Old Bear Mountain CD Release feat. Jona Gallegos Carlin Bay (208-667-7314), Karma’s Circle Carr’s Corner, Left Over Soul

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here was a time in this country when men wore lipstick, when it was hard to tell who was a chick and who was a dude until you heard them yell into a microphone. And even then, in the glorious bygone era of 1980s hair metal, it was still kinda hard to tell. It’s funny to imagine that bands like Poison and Ratt used to pack arenas around the globe with fans of their poppy, riffy rock ‘n’ roll and notoriously bad behavior, because that’s so far from what the American radio rock listener cares about today. But bands like Poison weren’t all glam and sparkles. Way back when, Bret Michaels and Co. sent 20,000 CDs to U.S. troops fighting in Desert Storm. So what I’m saying is, Poison helped win you your freedom. Chew on that for a second, haters. — LEAH SOTTILE Poison & Ratt • Fri, July 12, at 8 pm • Northern Quest • 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights • $69$129 • 18+ • • 481-6700

The Cellar, Pat Coast Band Clover (487-2937), Andy Day CDA Casino, Shiner, Bill Bozly Coldwater Creek Wine Bar (208263-6971), Bright Moments The Country Club (208-6762582), Hollow Point Curley’s (208-773-5816), Cliff Park The District Bar, Ron Greene First Street Bar (276-2320), Kozmik Dreamzz Fizzie Mulligans, Scorpius J The Hop!, FAUS, Black Mask, Laid Up, Raised by Wolves, Jake Jerome Iron Horse, Nova Jones Radiator, Blue Canoe J Laguna Café, Pamela Benton LeftBank (315-8623), Evan Michael Max at Mirabeau (922-6252), Limousine Mezzo Pazzo, Spare Parts Moose Lounge (208-664-7901),

The Usual Suspects J Northern Quest, Poison/Ratt (see story above) J nYne, Terrible Buttons CD Release (see story on page 49) feat. The Hoot Hoots, Cathedral Pearls Pend d’Oreille Winery (208-2658545), Ruff Shod J The Phat House, Wayward Too, Angela Marie Project, Chelsey Heidenreich Picnic Pines (299-3223), Bobby Bremer Band J Q’Emiln Park, Protocol Red Lion at the Park (326-8000), Chris Rieser and Jay Rawley Red Lion River Inn (328-9526), The Berfuela Brothers Reunion The Rock Bar, Armed & Dangerous The Roadhouse, Last Chance Band splash (208-735-4000), Steve Denny, Not Guilty Sullivan Scoreboard (891-0880),

Triple Shot The Viking, Raggs and Bush Doktor Wallace, Idaho, Wallace Blues Fest feat. Laffin’ Bones, Kenny James Miller Band, Sammy Eubanks and others Zola, The Rub

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Bolo’s (891-8995), The Coleman Underground Boomers (368-9847), Jackson Street Broadway Bar (326-5000), Dudley Do-Wrong J Calypsos Coffee (208-6650591), The Oracles Kitchen Carlin Bay (208-667-7314), Karma’s Circle The Cellar, Pat Coast Band J The Center, The Nixon Rodeo CD Release (see above) feat. Witchburn, 5 Times Over, Van Eps, Helldorado

J Chaps (624-4182), Just Plain Darin with Tyler Coulston Clover (487-2937), Robbie French CDA Casino, Shiner, Bill Bozly Coldwater Creek Wine Bar (208263-6971), Truck Mills The Country Club (208-6762582), Hollow Point Curley’s (208-773-5816), Cliff Park The District Bar, Gator Loops First Street Bar (276-2320), Kozmik Dreamzz Fizzie Mulligans, Scorpius J Glover Field, KYRS Music Fest feat. Menomena (see story on page 51), Finn Riggins, Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats, Real Life Rockaz, Cathedral Pearls, BBBBandits Gus’s Cigar Pub (208-667-9834), Flying Mammals J The Hop!, The Moustache Bandits, Blackwater Prophet, Cold

Blooded, Rubberdickulous, Valley of Nod Iron Horse, Nova Jones Radiator, Fuzion Knitting Factory, Locals Live feat. Rock in Paradise, The Sky Turns Red, Thirion, Framework, Apollos Creed Kootenai River Brewing (208-2674677), Monarch Mountain Band La Rosa Club (208-255-2100), Open mic LeftBank (315-8623), Tommy Gant Max at Mirabeau (922-6252), Limousine Moose Lounge (208-664-7901), The Usual Suspects J The Phat House, Open mic Picnic Pines (299-3223), Bobby Bremer Band J Q’Emiln Park, Bad Monkey, County Line Red Lion River Inn (328-9526), Chris Rieser, Jay Rawley, Joe Oliver Republic Brewing Co. (775-2700), Blackberry Bushes String Band J Riverfront Park, Spirit Fest Northwest feat. Third Day, Colton Dixon, Peter Furler The Roadhouse, Last Chance Band Splash (208-735-4000), Steve Denny, Not Guilty Sullivan Scoreboard (891-0880), Triple Shot The Boat Launch (447-2035), YESTERDAYSCAKE Wallace, Idaho, Wallace Blues Fest feat. Bakin’ Phat, Big Mumbo Blues Band, Ian Siegal and others Zola, The Rub

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Powell Brothers J Knitting Factory, The Dirty Heads, The Expendables, Big B J Red Rooster Coffee Co. (2029138), Open mic Republic Brewing Co. (775-2700), Science! J The Shop, Jonathan Nicholson Zola, Dan Conrad and the Urban Achievers


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Arbor Crest Winery (927-9463), Clumsy Lovers The Cellar, Max Daniels J Downtown CdA, Riverboat Dave and the Fur Traders J The Hop!, Ten Pole Drunk, Dank Submission, Lust for Glory, The Camorra J Laguna Café, Finesse Mezzo Pazzo, Chelsey Heidenreich J Kendall Yards, Folkinception The Phat House, Open mic Zola, Island Soul




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Arbor Crest Winery (927-9463), Men of Rhythm Blue Spark, HipGrass Carr’s Corner, Hookers Made Out of Cocaine, Oh Snap, Home Alone, Chin Up Rocky The Cellar, Steve Ridler J The Center, J Boog, Hot Rain J Chewelah City Park, Chataqua feat. Allen Stone Coeur d’Alene Cellars (208-6642336), Jazz NW CDA City Park (208-667-3162), The Fat Tones Daley’s Cheap Shots, VooDoo Church J The Hop!, Seize the Sun, Love the Lost, Almost Home, All Starts Here Jones Radiator, Blackberry Bushes String Band Saddle Inn (624-1228), Two Dudes Zola, The Bucket List

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Mobius Science Center’s “crazy science dudes” Aaron and Dan take to the Bing’s stage in prime time for a night of laughs, crazy science and family fun. They plan to amaze the audience with tons of don’t-try-this-at-home science tricks and experiments. Mobius is popular for cultivating a genuine interest in science by means of an engaging, fun and kid-friendly environment. This show will do the same through dynamite demonstrations of chemistry, physics and thermodynamics. Whether you’re familiar with the science of Bill Nye or Walter White, this show should be different and exciting. — JEFF RUTHERFORD Mobius Extreme Science Show • Sat, July 13 at 7 pm • $8 • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague Ave. • • 227-7638

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Cheney Jubilee • July 13-14 from 10 am to 6 pm • Free; barbecue contest entry fee $170 • 2710 First St. • Cheney, Wash. •

Mozart On A Summer’s Eve • Tue, July 16 and Wed, July 17 at 7 pm • $10-$30 • Manito Park, lawn east of Duncan Gardens • • 326-4942

The heat is on, and summer grilling has begun. Got a great recipe for chili or pork ribs? The Cheney Jubilee hosts a Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association-sanctioned cook-off alongside its annual community festival and rodeo this weekend, with the winner qualifying to go up against the pros at the World Championship in Las Vegas. Drop off the kids to bounce and slide on inflatables while you check out the yearly festival’s arts and crafts, beer garden, live music and car show. — BETH NOTTURNO

For the 23rd summer, Connoisseur Concerts brings the classical tunes of Mozart to Manito Park. Led by Verne Windham and featuring special guest soprano Susan Windham and cellist Zuill Bailey, new artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival, this annual outdoor concert series is a favorite among Spokanites, who can opt for either lawn seating or a table view of the evening performance. Luna Restaurant provides dessert and coffee to the concert’s table audience, and also offers delivery for those who want a meal. — KARA STERMER

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Reserved table and lawn seating available for picnics beginning at 5:30pm FULL TABLE RESERVATIONS: $240 for a table for eight ($30 per person) includes gourmet desserts and coffee from Luna.


The grand debut of Riverfront Park’s new outdoor movie series kicks off with a showing of Grease. But this series doesn’t just offer movies — local food trucks provide tasty treats before and during the show, and pre-screening entertainment includes aerialist performances and movie trivia. A different family-friendly film will be shown Wednesday nights through Aug. 21. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, and get there early to snag a good spot. — MYCHAELA NICKOLOFF

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Outdoor Movies at Riverfront Park: Grease • Wed, July 17 at 7 pm; movie at dusk • $5 • Lilac Bowl at Riverfront Park • 507 N. Howard St. •

In the unlikely event of rain, the concert will move to St. John’s Cathedral, Grand Boulevard at 12th Avenue


Five of our best spoken-word artists are heading to Boston to compete against slam poets from across the country at the National Poetry Slam in mid-August. To help get them across the country, this events raises cash by donating 10 percent of Auntie’s sales to their efforts. Also, you get to hear Spokane’s team show off the skills it’s taking to nationals, an event that features 70 teams from the U.S. and Canada. — MIKE BOOKEY Spokane Poetry Slam Nationals Showcase and Fundraiser • Fri, July 12 at 7 pm • Auntie’s Bookstore • 402 W. Main Ave.


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Music in Your FaceImprov comedy show based on a Medieval Minstrel Show. Fridays at 8 pm through July 26. $7-$9. All-ages. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. (747-7045) Safari Short-form improv games based on audience suggestions. Saturdays at 9 pm. $7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. (747-7045) Live ComedyLive stand-up comedy shows every Sunday at 9 pm. Free. Goodtymes Bar and Grill, 9214 E. Mission Ave. (928-1070)


Entertainment in the ParkSummer entertainment series featuring live music and performances. July 11 at 7 pm. Free. East City Park, Moscow. Rumble on the RooftopFundraiser event benefiting the Campus Kitchens Project at Gonzaga, featuring live music, raffle prizes, food and drink, and more. July 11 at 5 pm. $12-$15. Saranac rooftop, 21 W. Main Ave. (313-6939) Blood DriveDonors can give blood by appointment or on a walk-in basis. July 12 from 9:30 am-4 pm. Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, CdA. (800-423-0151) NORTH SIDE 8721 N Fairview Rd 467-0685

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I’ve been seeing my boyfriend for 10 months and living with him and his 12-year-old daughter for half that time. He broke up with his daughter’s mother after she became addicted to coke and then meth. She has been in and out of jail and has a massive number of possessions, loads of which are still here: furniture, little picture frames, small decorative pieces, jewelry boxes full of random junk (earrings, magazine clippings, amy alkon makeup, little figurines, candy wrappers). When I moved in, I spent days boxing up many of her possessions, but she claims to live in a tiny apartment, won’t divulge where, and refuses to take a single box. She even freaks out at the mention of getting rid of her dumb garden gnomes (which she stole from someone’s yard while high). If my boyfriend tried to make her take her things, she’d have a huge meltdown, putting their daughter in the middle, and he’s submissive to her because of that. I’d put everything in storage, but we don’t have the extra money. My boyfriend’s getting exasperated about this, and I’m thinking I should just drop it. I hate living among all of her things, but I love him so much that I don’t seem to have a choice. —Smothered You’re a hard lady to buy a housewarming gift for, as they don’t make plaques that say, “Home is where the heart-shaped jewelry box full of your boyfriend’s daughter’s mother’s candy wrappers is.” It’s no small thing, having to wake up every day in some other woman’s twobedroom junk drawer. But like many women, you seem to prioritize your relationship over your feelings and well-being. There are compromises to be made in any romantic partnership, but being gnawingly miserable in order to be happy doesn’t end well, assuming you weren’t looking to live resentfully ever after. Healthy compromise involves expressing your feelings and together figuring out solutions that work for both of you, not keeping your feelings to yourself until clutter control suggestions like “put random stuff in pretty baskets” give way to thoughts like “commit arson.” There is a way to turn this situation positive — without lighting a match or opening your front door and yelling, “Yard sale!” Use this as your training ground for developing healthier conflict resolution. To bring up how you’re feeling, open with the good stuff — how much you appreciate him and your life together — and then tell him that you’re unhappy living in a house that constantly reminds you of his ex. Let him know that you understand his concern for protecting his daughter but that the solution isn’t submitting to emotional blackmail; it’s talking to his daughter in advance about what you’re doing and why and maybe scheduling a sleepaway for her on the day the trash hits the fan (or, more prudently, the storage unit). Tempting as it must be to “store” his ex’s things in a landfill, it’s safest to proceed with the expectation that she’ll sue him for that and claim that the bud vase that was under the bed came from the Qing dynasty and not free, with a Wednesday wax job, from the carwash. As for your not having the “extra” money for storage, tending to your feelings, as well as your boyfriend’s, may mean that you both go without lattes or do odd jobs so you stop living as a second-class citizen to two stolen garden gnomes, 17 partially filled shampoo bottles, and all the rest. University of Chicago law professor Lior Strahilevitz said that the law typically regards a situation like you’ve described as “gratuitous bailment,” legalese for a person’s temporarily holding someone else’s property without benefit or compensation. He suggests that your boyfriend send several emails and texts and leave phone messages telling the ex that she needs to pick up her possessions from the storage facility “within a reasonable amount of time.” (What that would be varies by jurisdiction.) I suggest that you also photograph her stuff and document all the steps you take. According to Strahilevitz, your boyfriend would be wise to hang on to small valuables, like photos and fine jewelry, which aren’t a menace to store. But, he says, “donating or disposing of the furniture and junk after a few months in which emails and calls … asking her to remove the property were ignored probably would not constitute gross negligence,” a scary legal term that merely describes being really careless with someone’s property. Although, at the moment, one woman’s trash is another woman’s trash, the prognosis looks good for that “another woman” no longer being you. Personally, I’m picturing the winning bidder on “Storage Wars” dreaming of abandoned art treasure in her unit and finding it — from Rodin’s little-known “garden gnome sitting on a toilet” period. 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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events | calendar Mobius Extreme Science Show Live science demonstrations featuring new demos by Mobius scientists Aaron and Don. July 13 at 7 pm. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Swim and a MovieOpen swimming, concessions and screening of "Rise of the Guardians" at the pool. July 13 at 6 pm, movie at dusk. $2-$4. Northside and Southside Aquatic Centers, Spokane. (477-4730) Flat Water RegattaAnnual paddling race to raise funds for a local high school scholarship program. July 13 from 10 am-2 pm. Open to canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and "creative" crafts. $30/paddler. Sandpoint City Beach waterfront. (208-946-6079) Hands for Baby JamesonFundraiser event benefiting Jameson Davis, a Spokane baby born without arms, featuring auctions, raffles and presentation by Hector Picard, a double amputee who biked from Florida to meet Jameson. July 13 at 1 pm. Meet at the Davis' home, 10120 N. Whittier St. (315-4506) Jacey's RaceTimed 5K race and 1K kids’ fun run benefiting local families with children who are currently being treated for cancer or other life-threatening illness. July 14 starting at 8:30 am. $15-$30. Sandpoint High School, 410 S. Division Ave. Picnic at Mirror PondCatered barbecue picnic hosted by the Friends of Manito to benefit the planned improvements to Mirror Pond, featuring live music, kids activities and more. July 14 from 5-7:30 pm. $10-$30. Manito Park, Rotary picnic shelter, 1800 S. Grand Blvd. (456-8038) Mobius MondayThe community is invited to explore Mobius for free at a once-monthly event. July 15 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Free. Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. (321-7208) Wine, Women and ShoesFundraiser event benefiting the Idaho Youth Ranch, featuring wine tasting, auctions, vendors, food and more. July 17 at 6 pm. $75-$125. Coeur d'Alene Cellars, 3890 N. Schreiber Way. (208660-6707)


EWU Rummage SaleAnnual event with proceeds benefiting the Cheney Food Bank and Communities in Schools Backpack program. July 1213 from 9 am-2:30 pm. EWU Surplus Building, 129 G. St., Cheney. (3592792) Inland Empire Kennel Association Dog ShowAll breed dog shows. July 13-14. $5. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene. (276-6010) Eco Friendly Fertilizer Learn about benefits of using Eco Feed, an organic fertilizer. July 13 from 11 am-1 pm. Free. Sun People Dry Goods Co., 32 W. Second Ave. (368-9378) Kickline AuditionsAuditions for the kickline in "Traditions of Christmas" a Radio City Music Hall-style show. July 3 from 3:30-5 pm. Ages 15+. Expressions Dance Studio, 2825 N. Hwy. 41, Post Falls. traditionsofchristmasnw. com (208-661-6010)

CdA Garden TourTour five area gardens. July 14 from 11 am-4 pm. $15-$17. Locations throughout Coeur d'Alene. (208-664-0987) Opera CruiseCruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene featuring opera performances. July 14 at 6 pm. $45-$55. Boards at Coeur d'Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. (800-418-1485) Freethought Society PicnicHosted by the social secular group, attendees are invited to bring a picnic meal for discussion and lunch. July 14 from 2-4:30 pm. Arbor Crest Winery, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Rd. (216-4788) Pop-Up WorkshopLearn how to make pop-ups for cards and more. July 15-19. Ages 12+. $72/week. Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. (325-3001) Dahlia CareAll aspects of growing and caring for dahlias will be discussed. Free. July 15 at 6:30 pm, Moran Prairie Library; July 17 at 6:30 pm, North Spokane Library; July 24 at 6:30 pm, Otis Orchards Library. (893-8200) Girl Scout Science CampDay camp including science activities and more. July 17-19 from 9 am-3 pm. Girls in grades 1-8, including non-Girl Scouts. $30-$37. Gonzaga, 502 E. Boone Ave. (800-827-9478) Ladies NightClass and discussion on the risks associated with conventional feminine hygiene products. July 18 from 6:30-8 pm. Free, RSVP requested. Pilgrim's Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., CdA. (208-676-9730)


ChataquaVendors, booths, food and drink, music, arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides, entertainment and more, including a concert by Chewelah native Allen Stone. July 11-14. Limited vendors on July 11. Chewelah City Park. (935-8991) Classic Boat Festival11th annual event featuring a boat run, boat show, kids' activities, parade of boats and more. July 12-13. Fri from 5:30-7 pm, Sat from 10 am-3 pm. Sand Creek, Sandpoint, Idaho. (208-255-1876) Early Ford V-8 Swap Meet & Show Swap meet, car show, exhibits, demos and more. July 12-14, Fri from 11 am-8 pm, Sat 8 am-6 pm, Sun 8 am-2 pm. $5 or free with 2 cans of donated food. Spokane Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana. (994-4924) Huckleberry Rabbit ShowRabbits, exhibits and more. July 12-14. Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint (481-3976) Sandpoint SummerFestCommunity music, arts and culture festival featuring live music and performances, vendors, demos and more. July 12-14. Prices vary. Eureka Center, 6162 Eureka Rd., Sagle, Idaho. eureka-institute. org (208-263-2217) Northwest Renaissance Festival Reenactments, vendors, performances and more. July 13-14 from 11 am-7 pm. $6-$35. 6493 Hwy. 291, Nine Mile Falls. (278-7728) Cheney JubileeFamily festival featuring a sanctioned barbecue competition, live music, car show, kids activities, beer garden, vendors and more. July 13-14. Cheney, Wash.

Historic Skills FairYarn spinning, quilting, blacksmithing, black powder shooting and more. July 13-14. Silver Mountain, Cataldo Mission, 610 Bunker Ave. Kellogg, Idaho. (208-783-1111) Cherry Pickers Trot & Pit SpitLive music, food and drink, pit spit, 5K and more. July 18 from 5-7 pm. Green Bluff Growers, Mead, Wash. Rendezvous in the ParkFamily entertainment, live music, food/drink, special kids activities and more. July 18-21; concerts at 6 pm each evening. East City Park, Moscow, Idaho.


Wreck-It RalphFree summer movie screening. July 11 at 1:45 pm. Free. The Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd. (208-667-1865) Indiana JonesOutdoor screening of "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark." Free. July 11 at 8:30 pm. University of Idaho, 1001 W. Paradise Creek St., Moscow. Mud Drama. Rated PG-13. July 11-14, show times vary. $3-$6. Kenworthy, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. (208-8824127) Kids Summer Movie SeriesMovies shown on Wed and Thu at 1 pm, through Aug. 15. $3/show or $15/pass. Kenworthy, 508 S. Main, Moscow. (208882-4127) The Little RascalsOutdoor movie screening as part of the Summer Moonlight Movie Series. July 12 at dusk. Free. Sunset Park, S. King St., Airway Heights. (244-4845) The Princess BrideScreening as part of the South Perry Summer Theater series. July 13 at dusk. Free. The Shop, 924 S. Perry St. (534-1647) CDA Library Summer MoviesChildren's movies (rated G or PG) shown on Mondays at 1 pm from June 24-July 29. Free. Coeur d'Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave. (208-769-2315) GreaseOutdoor movie screening featuring pre-show performances, food and more. July 17 at dusk. $5. Riverfront Park, Lilac Bowl, 507 N. Howard St. More Than HoneyScreening of the documentary on colony-collapse disorder in honeybees with a presentation by Master Gardener Pat Munts. July 17 at 6 pm. $7. Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. (328-2939)


Sushi MakingLearn the basics of sushi-making including cooking rice and the types of seafood you'll need. July 11 at 5:30 pm. $49. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (328-3335) Pongzilla Beer pong tournament featuring prizes, DJs, food and an after party. July 12 at 6 pm. $5/spectators, $40/team. The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. (327-8000) Wok-Style CookingLearn to make pad thai noodles at home using a wok. July 12 from 6-8 pm. $50. Inland Norwest Culinary Academy (INCA), 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1 (533-8141) Five Ingredient CookingLearn to make an appetizer, entrée and dessert each with 5 or fewer ingredients. Free.

events | farmers markets July 12 at 1 pm, North Spokane Library; July 17 at 1 pm, Deer Park Library; July 18 at 1 pm, Cheney Library; July 29 at 1 pm, Medical Lake Library; July 30 at 1 pm, Airway Heights Library. (893-8200) Summer DessertsLearn to make burnt crème, chocolate mousse and strawberries and crème. July 14 at 2 pm. $39. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (328-3335) Foccacia BreadLearn to make this classic Italian bread. July 15 from 5:307:30 pm. $45. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (328-3335) Gourmet GrillingLearn to make grilled recipes for outdoor summer occasions. July 17 from 6-8 pm. $50. Inland Norwest Culinary Academy (INCA), 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1 (533-8141) Fruits of the SeasonLearn how to prepare fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies. July 17 at 5:30 pm. $39. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (328-3335)


Paul GroveConcert as part of the Spring-Summer Guitar Series. July 11 at 7 pm. $7-$12. Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Dr. (326-9516) Summer Concerts in Riverstone Concerts in the park featuring local bands and artists. Thursdays from 6:308 pm, July 11-Aug. 29. Free. Riverstone Park, 1800 Tilford Lane. (208-292-1629) Olivia BrownleeThe folk/jazz singersongwriter returns to The JACC to perform with local guest artists. July 12 at 7:30 pm. $15-$20. Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 William St., Post Falls. (208-457-8950) Poison & RattGlam metal concert. July 12 at 8 pm. $69-$129. Northern Quest, 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights. (481-6700) Blues FestivalSecond annual live blues music festival featuring four stages, pancake feed and more. July 12-13. $10-$30. Downtown Wallace. (208-753-7151) KYRS Music FestOutdoor, solar-powerd music festival featuring local and regional bands, beer garden, food, and more. July 13 from noon-11 pm. $15-$20. All-ages. Glover Field, 216 N. Cedar St. (747-3012) Mozart On A Summer's EveOutdoor classical music concert featuring guest performances. July 16-17. $10-$30. Duncan Gardens east lawn, Manito Park, 1800 S. Grand Blvd. (326-4942) Concert in the ParkMusic by the ColdRail Blues Band, picnics welcome and food available to purchase. July 17 from 6-8 pm. Free. Reaney Park, Pullman, Wash. (338-3227) Five Minutes of FameOpen mic night open to musicians and writers. July 17 at 6:30 pm. Free. Café Bodega, 504 Oak St. Sandpoint, Idaho. (208-263-5911)

at 2 pm. $7-$18. Cheney Rodeo, 14310 S. SR 904. (235-6882) Motocross Motorycle events and races. July 12-13. $8-$12. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene. (208-765-4969) Trail MaintenanceMulti-day backcountry trail cleanup on the Salmo Loop trail. July 12-14. Registration required. Sullivan Lake Ranger District, Colville National Forest. Let's Climb a MountainCreate a team or participate solo in the 34.3-mile race from The Clock Tower in Riverfront Park to the top of Mt. Spokane. July 13 at 6 am (solo) or 6:30 am (teams.) $55-$70/ solo; $23-$28/team member. Starts in Riverfront Park, 705 N. Howard St. The Dirty Dash3.5-mile mud fun run benefiting Peak 7 Adventures. July 13. $55 (sold out). Riverside State Park ORV Park, 9412 Inland Rd. Loop the Lake2- to 3-mile run. July 13 from 8 am-1 pm. $10-$20. Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Rd., Liberty Lake, Wash. (951-2613) Chimney Rock HikeHike up to the base of Chimney Rock, one of the most recongizable features of the North Idaho Selkirks. July 13 from 8 am-4 pm. 13 miles roundtrip. Free. Priest Lake, Idaho. (RSVP to Valley Girl Triathlon10th annual women's sprint-distance triathlon. July 14 at 7:45 am. Liberty Lake, Wash. Spokane IndiansSpokane Indians vs. Tri-City Dust Devils. July 15-17 at 6:30 pm. $5-$11. Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St. (325-7328) Summer Fun Run SeriesAnnual 5K fun run series hosted by U District PT. July 16, 23 and 30 at 6:30 pm. $5/adults, kids/free. U District PT, 730 N. Hamilton St. (458-7686)


Lookout, MullanPerformance of an original play by Pat Grounds. Through July 28, Wed-Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $10. All-ages. Sixth Street Melodrama, 212 Sixth St., Wallace. (208-752-8871) Let's MisbehaveMusical based on the music and lyrics of Cole Porter. July 11, 13 and 27 at 7:30 pm and July 14 and 21 at 2 pm. $10-$20. University of Idaho, Hartung Theater, Moscow. (208-882-6465) Arsenic and Old LacePerformance by Davenport Theatrical. July 11-20, Thu-Fri at 6:30 pm, Sat at 2 pm. $10-$15. Davenport High School Theatre, 801 7th St. (725-5758) One Act Play FestivalPerformance of five local plays. July 12-13 at 7 pm. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave. Newport, Wash. (671-3389) Jack and the BeanstalkMusical. July 12 at 6:30 pm. $5-$10. Performances held outdoors. Idaho Reperatory Theatre, University of Idaho, Moscow. (208-885-6465) The Wizard of OzPerformed by Sandpoint OnStage. July 12-13 and July stand-Up Paddleboard Basics 19 at 8 pm. Panida Theater, 300 W. First, Learn about stand-up paddleboarding Sandpoint. (208-263-9191) and the necessary equipment to get into Mary PoppinsMusical based on the the sport. July 11 from 7-8:30 pm. Free. P.L. Travers story and Walt Disney film. REI, 1125 N. Monroe St. (328-9900) Through July 14, Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun Cheney RodeoTraditional Western at 2 pm. $28-$42. Schuler Performing rodeo. July 12-14. Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat paArts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave. cdarade at 11:30 am, rodeo at 7:30 pm, Sun (208-769-7780)

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Patty DukeTheatrical reading of "The Giver." July 17 at 2 pm and 7 pm. $10-$15. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (208-661-6010) The Merry Wives of WindsorShakespearean comedy. July 17-18, 20 and 2526 at 7:30 pm, July 28 at 2 pm. $10-$20. University of Idaho, Hartung Theater, Moscow. (208-882-6465)

Visual Arts

Legacy in Art Education10th annual exhibition featuring artwork by area high school art teachers and students. July 11-Aug. 9. Artist reception July 11 at noon. Free. Gallery hours Mon-Fri from 9 am-4 pm. EWU Gallery of Art, Cheney campus. (359-7070) Summer Creativity SeriesSeries of creative arts sessions for children ages 6-12. Thursdays from 1-3:45 pm, July 11 through Aug. 15. $12/session. Dahmen Barn, 419 Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. (229-3414) Robert Hodgin Interactive digital art installation with new art featured each week. Through July 21, open from sunset to sunrise. Free. Laboratory, 301 W. Main Ave. (230-5718) A Nagging RecurrenceInstallation by adjunct faculty member Kurt Madison. Through Aug. 2. Closing reception Aug. 2 from 6-9 pm. Gallery hours MonThu from 8:30 am-3:30 pm. Free. SFCC Fine Arts Gallery, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. (533-3710) Kyle PaliottoOil painting exhibition. July 13-Aug. 3. Artist reception July 12 from 5-8 pm, artist demo July 13 at 1 pm. Gallery hours daily from 11 am-6 pm. Free. The Art Spirit, 415 Sherman Ave., CdA. (208-765-6006) Coeur d'Alene ArtWalkMonthly art showcase throughout downtown galleries and businesses. July 12 from 5-8 pm. Free. Downtown Coeur d'Alene. (208-292-1629)


Craig JohnsonReading of "A Serpent's Tooth: A Walt Longmire Mystery" by the author of the series which inspired an A&E drama. July 11 at 7 pm. Free. Auntie's, 402 W. Main. (838-0206) Spokane Authors & Self Publishers Monthly meeting of local authors and self publishers featuring a presentation from writer Nancy Allison Wright. July 11 at 11 am. Free, buffet under $10. Teppanyaki Buffet, 5504 N. Division St. (991-4011) Team Spokane 2013 ShowcaseFundraiser event to send competitors to the National Poetry Slam in Boston in August. July 12 at 7 pm. All-ages. Free, donations accepted. Auntie's, 402 W. Main Ave. (838-0206) Brandon ColeBook signing by the author of "Reef Life," a photography book. July 13 from 1-3 pm. Free. Monkeyboy Books, 123 S. Wall St. (838-0179) Cowboy Poet Bob MarshallThe award-winning poet will perform Western music, poetry and storytelling. July 14 at 2 pm. $10. Dahmen Barn, 419 Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. (229-3414) E.E. Charlton-TrujilloReading of "Fat Angie" by the young adult literature writer. July 16 at 7 pm. Free. Auntie's, 402 W. Main Ave. (483-0206) n

Bonners Ferry Farmers Market,
 Saturdays through Oct. 5 from 8 am-1 pm. Corner of Hwy. 95 and Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry, Idaho. (208-267-7987) Cheney Farmers Market,
 Tuesdays, June 11 through Sept. 24 from 2-7 pm. Cheney City Hall Parking Lot, 609 Second St. cheneyfarmersmarket. com (235-2225) Chewelah Farmers Market, Fridays through Oct. 18 from 11:30 am-5:30 pm. City Park, 600 N. Park St., Chewelah, Wash. (936-4353) Clayton Farmers Market,
 Sundays, June-Oct. from noon-4 pm. Clayton Fairgrounds, 4616 Wallbridge Rd., Clayton, Wash. (590-3353) Coeur d’Alene Farmers Market,
 Wednesdays through Sept 25. from 4-6 pm, Fifth Street and Sherman Avenue. Sunday market from 10 am-4 pm, Sixth and Sherman. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho kootenaifarmersmarkets. org (208-772-2290) Colville Farmers Market, Wednesdays through Oct. from noon-5 pm. Stevens County Fairgrounds, 317 W. Astor Ave., Colville, Wash. (7326619) Deer Park Farmers Market,
 Thursdays, June through Oct. from 4-7 pm. 412 W. Crawford, Deer Park, Wash. (979-1051) Hayden Farmers Market,
 Saturdays through Oct. 19. from 9 am-1:30 pm. Corner of Hwy. 95 and Prairie Ave., Hayden, Idaho (208-772-2290) Liberty Lake Farmers Market,
 Saturdays through Oct. 12 from 9 am-1 pm. 1421 N. Meadowwood Ln., Liberty Lake, Wash. (879-4965) Millwood Farmers Market,
 Wednesdays through Sept. 25 from 3-7 pm. Millwood Community Presbyterian, 3223 N. Marguerite Rd. millwoodpc. org (924-2350) Moscow Farmers Market,
 Saturdays through Oct. from 8 am-1 pm. Friendship Square and Main St., downtown Moscow, Idaho. (208-883-7132) Northeast Washington Farmers Market, Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. from 9 am-1 pm. Under the clock tower on the corner of Main & Astor, Colville, Wash. (517-414-0399) Pend Oreille Farmers Market,
 Saturdays through Sept. from 9 am-1 pm. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. (509671-3389) Pullman Farmers Market, Wednesdays through Oct. 16 from 3:30-6 pm. Spot Shop parking lot, 240 NE Kamiaken St., Pullman, Wash. (509-334-3565) Rathdrum Farmers Market,
 Saturdays through Oct. 5, from 9 am-3 pm. City Park off Hwy. 53, Rathdrum, Idaho. (208-687-3293) Rockford Farmers Market, Saturdays through Sept. 7 from 9 am-3 pm. Rockford Park, First Street and Hwy. 278, Rockford, Wash. (291-3146) Sandpoint Farmers Market,
 Saturdays through Oct. 12 from 9 am-1 pm; Wednesdays, from 3-5:30 pm. Farmin Park, Third Avenue and Oak Street, Sandpoint, Idaho. (208-597-3355) South Perry Farmers Market,
 Thursdays through Oct. from 3-7 pm. The Shop, 924 S. Perry St. Spokane, Wash. (7208449) Spokane Farmers Market,
 Saturdays through Oct. 30 from 8 am-1 pm; Wednesdays from 8 am-1 pm, starting June 12. 20 W. Fifth Ave. Spokane, Wash. (995-0182) Spokane Public Market,
 Thursday-Saturday, year-round from 10 am-6 pm; Sunday from 11 am-5 pm. Spokane Public Market, 24 W. Second Ave. Spokane, Wash. (842-3544) St. Maries Farmers Market, Fridays through Oct. 4 from 3-6:30 pm. Downtown St. Maries, Idaho. (208-245-4381) Tuesday Growers’ Market,
 Tuesdays, May 25 through Oct. 8 from 4:006:30 pm. Moscow Food Co-op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. (208-882-8537) Veradale Farmers Market, Tuesdays through Sept. 24 from 2-6 pm. Spokane Valley Eagles, 16801 E. Sprague Ave. (990-3683) West Central Marketplace, Tuesdays, June 18 through mid-Oct. from 3-6 pm. A.M. Cannon Park, 1920 W. Maxwell Ave. (521-0606) n

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Concert July 2, Old Crow Medicine Show concert. We exchanged glances on the balcony and I made small talk as we left. Stupid me, I never got your name or number. Hopefully you see this and maybe make something happen. Papa Murphy’sI saw you making a pizza, and you were so gorgeous. After you helped that nice woman to the other side you lifted these boxes that looked so very heavy! I should have helped you, but you got them. You were so kind to me and you always are. I hope we can meet up again soon. Well, I can just always buy pizzas. Have a great day. 37th StarbucksTo the blonde with short hair that ordered a grande 2 pump white mocha- 1.5 pump toffee nut iced coffee, you are beautiful. Press Wednesday night sitting on the patio at Press. Woman with tattoos, in a yellow tank top sitting with a loud group of friends. I was sitting at the table behind you watching the game, tall, black shirt, shorts and white hat. I heard your laugh and knew I’d like to hear it again. Your eyes were captivating, I just want to know if they caught sight of me. I wanted to buy you another glass of wine but you were standing ready to leave with another guy, doesn’t surprise me... Husband? Bf? Just a friend? I’m there every Wednesday. Come find me! DivisionYou: beautiful woman with long curly blonde hair, driving a gold Toyota. Me: driving a white Honda with a spoiler. I got brave and asked for your number on Division, which you gave me. However, I don’t think I heard it right. Le’ts get together sometime. This time without driving and talking in separate cars Oil Change4th of July. Yellow pants. White Nissan. You came into my work for an oil change on the 4th from Deer Park and we were closed. We talked about school. I

Cheers My Love!It’s been an amazing 2 years together and I hope we have a lot more years ahead. You’re my best friend and my confidant. I love you so much and I’ve missed you terribly while you’ve been away. ZsaZsaI love you! Me Cheers to Jared W., who early Saturday morning spent a moment to cover and remove the body of a dead dog from the side of the highway. You said you didn’t want any kids headed for Silverwood to see something that could ruin their day of fun. Thank you and cheers,

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Put a non-identifying email address in your message, like “” — not “” for showing some compassion and caring. Cheers and JeersCheers and to the men who pushed me out of the road at SCC facing oncoming traffic when my truck broke down. Jeers to the jerks that honked at me. Hey, what was I supposed to do? And thanks to the gentleman that took me home and cheers to my special neighbor who took me to the store. Vet to the RescueCheers to office assistant Stephanie and Dr. at Garland Animal clinic. 2 weeks ago my roommate, late for work, accidentally ran over my 9 week old kitten, Buddha. After x-rays and pain meds my roommate was facing a reasonable vet bill and his funds were limited - not to mention enduring horrible guilt being an animal lover. Buddha had a crushed pelvis requiring 4-6 weeks cageconfinement. Neither of us had the time or money for poor kitten but Stephanie having just lost her cat of 20 years to old age offered to adopt Buddha and Wendy the clinic’s financial contact assured me that the bill was waived. Thank you Garland Animal Clinic! Hillyard Patient DriversAs a bicyclist that has to encounter rough roads and sometimes need to travel through construction zones, I am reminded that most of the time as I travel down 3rd Ave, people can be polite. I find that due to the shape that 3rd Ave is in right now, I must ride down the middle of the only remaining lane. Drivers have been

Reconnection we When reconnected initially I thought it would be...just a thing. I had been hurt so much, I didn’t believe it would happen for me. I had given up. When I went on the website where we met again, I was lowballing it. You have surprised me the whole way. It is easy to be with you. I don’t have to try...just enjoying the moments. We have a lot in common and I enjoy who you are. A brilliantly wicked mind. A beautiful sweet heart, even though you deny it. I see it. I think that sometimes, you don’t believe it either. Maybe, it scares you a little. The thought of love. Oh, now, I have gone and said it. Too bad. I am sure you can take it, SPM. Bam! Thank You!I’m not sure that this kindness would be approved by the boss, so I won’t publicly name the company. But a big thank you to the print shop employee who printed my color copies for free, after she learned what they were for. Although Spokane, and your store are a long way from orphan children in Latin America, your donation created a connection that supports the well-being of children. Thank you! Churchills Cheers to the staff and especially our server for helping make my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary celebration a very special event. The evening was perfect, the food, atmosphere and service were great, as always. NBA FinalsCheers to an absolutely the amazing finals. I am no fan of the Miami Heat, but as an NBA fanatic, that was a thoroughly entertaining seven games. Topnotch stuff. SPD Cheers to the Spokane Police Department for working hard to bring crime down. We’re MarriedIt was the greatest day of my life and every day since then has been amazing. I’m so grateful that you agreed to be my sexy, brown, Filipina wife! I promise I’ll make you happy forever! jj

I Am Truly GratefulThank you so much to the person who found my wallet on Gonzaga’s campus Wednesday and returned it the next day with all of its contents (including the lump sum of cash). Words cannot express my gratitude and relief for having my wallet returned so quickly and without injury. Losing a wallet is a painful experience even for just a day, but you have made it all better by not taking advantage and choosing instead to do the right thing. Whoever you are, you are a person of virtuous character. I would love to have rewarded you for this deed and thanked you in person, but for now, I hope these words find you and let you know how important this small act was to me. I am truly grateful. May you be blessed always for the kindness you have done unto me this day. Bryan I just have to tell you how much I love you. You are an amazing man and I can’t wait to be your wife. Looking forward to many fun times together. I am truly the luckiest girl in the world to have found such a great man. Thank you for all you do for me and for your love. LeeAnn Happy Birthday, Pickle!I love you more and more each passing day. You mean the world to me. I even love your cute “Buddha” ...your wife of nearly 11 years, Missy.

Jeers Think Before You Speak‘’’I want to slap the s**t out of that kid.’ Stay classy Spokane people. Keep threatening kids/teens/young adults with acts of violence and see how far it gets you; nowhere. Unless of course that ‘kid’ has anger issues and well I don’t want to think about the rest because honestly whatever happens you could have been wiser and just ignored them. And your use of the English language is appalling. Did you even bother thinking of what you just said before you did? Doubt it.

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Cigarette ButtsJeers to the people who walk and throw their cigarette butts on the road. These are public streets and not ashtrays. Walking is good for your body, but smoking and littering is not. Please take your butts with you.

by two points. She went to the scorekeeper and decided, at least two or three minutes after he shot, that his basket was actually worth two points and then she called the game. Well done, really.

expelled with such force leads me to believe that it may have been deliberate. You failed at your attempt to exit the restaurant as if nothing happened. We know it was you and we know it was a fart; not a squeaky shoe or loose floorboard. How incredibly rude.

Gold DiggerJeers to you for being such a pig headed jerk and jeers to myself for letting you treat me that way. I liked you a lot since the day I met you and you used me from the start. I didn’t have much money, but I had all the time in the world for you. I took you out to eat multiple times and if I didn’t take you out I cooked for you. I took you out on dates and paid for everything. Being the level headed woman I usually am, I never could have imagined me letting it go this far. Anytime you needed me I was there with open arms willing to do anything for you. I supported your music, helped you in the process of getting the job you now have and gave you money anytime I had it. I know shame on me for letting you do that to me, but your charm struck me and put me in a trance every time. But I promise that won’t happen anymore. This all ends now unless you show significant change. You can have your gold digging ways and one day you will realize you missed out on an amazing woman. ~L~  Jeers to the officiating at Hoopfest. My younger brother was playing with his friends, which is considered recreational. The ref for all of their games was a young girl who genuinely didn’t want to be there. She was tired, rude, and disinterested the entire time. They were just playing to have fun and weren’t planning on winning too many games, so they ended up in the championship of the consolation bracket, and they were thrilled. The game was really close the whole time and was absolutely riddled with poor and one-sided calls. The cherry on top of her horrible officiating was when the ref found out, shortly after a boy on the opposing team had just scored a one point basket, that to win during overtime, a team needs to be ahead

Officiating Jeers to the officiating at Hoopfest. My younger brother was playing with his friends in bracket 137, which is considered recreational. The ref for all of their games was a young girl who genuinely didn\\\’t want to be there. She was tired, rude, and disinterested the entire time. They were just playing to have fun and weren\\\’t planning on winning too many games, so they ended up in the championship of the consolation bracket, and they were thrilled. The game was really close the whole time and was absolutely riddled with poor and one-sided calls. The cherry on top of her horrible officiating was when the ref found out, shortly after a boy on the opposing team had just scored a one point basket, that to win during overtime, a team needs to be ahead by two points. She went to the scorekeeper and decided, at least two or three minutes after he shot, that his basket was actually worth two points and then she called the game. Well done, really. Concert GoersWallflower Concert Goers: Jeers to the people sitting behind us at the Fleetwood Mac concert who couldn’t stop bellyaching because we wanted to stand and boogie to their dancier tunes. It was a damn rock concert, not the symphony! Fleetwood Mac is still selling out arenas after 30kknd years, I am sure they appreciate the encouragement of a interactive crowd. If you had planned to sit quietly and reflect on their music, you could have just played their albums in your living room. Instead of being rude, maybe next time you should try standing up, getting loose, and joining the party! Just because we’re middle aged doesn’t mean we’re dead.

Ripping ItLatah Bistro, June 27th. Special thanks to the plump, older woman who released a frighteningly I S I N loud fart as you A N T O R E L O B past D O T Y walked D O W F E E D O N my table. You E S R O W D T O couldn’t hold it F R O M B A S H I R E R until you were J K L It’s E D E L S outside? B A A I S H not like I was F L O W D A enjoying a nice T H E B I G B U N I E anniversary A U R A L dinner with G B A D B R E A K I N O M I T S my wife or P I T A S anything. The A D T H I N G fact that it was V E R Y B Y O G I S



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Pay AttentionWhile I acknowledge the fact that the continued lawsuits brought by some citizens may force Spokane to address this issue, Jeers to the idea of suing the city because you tripped and fell. It is no secret that the condition of the roads and sidewalks are rough... and falls happen. So please, open your eyes, pay attention, and walk. Dead Wrong To that annoying commercial that airs on 94.5 and 98.9 regarding drunk driving in idaho. “Dead wrong?” How cheesy. “Designate a driver or we will designate yours.. Straight to jail!” Stupid. Of course, drunk driving is not a good idea. But, really Idaho? Can’t you at least be clever about your antidrunk driving commercials, like Washington is, maybe even funny? That might actually have an impact on potential drunk drivers. I might add that Idaho should be more focused on keeping their street and speed limit signs from falling over. If they can’t do that they should at least put them back up promptly. But they don’t. Driving in southern Idaho sober is more dangerous than driving drunk in Washington Learn How To DriveTo the dirty old man in front of the Shadle Library 7-2-13. You and your big, fat truck need to watch for pedestrians. If I stopped in the middle it was only for 5 seconds and only because I saw a huge shadow looming and was trying to figure out what the F#$% that was. Nice try shouting in the lobby trying to make me do the same. You suck! Take Them HomeTo all the awful parents with their screaming, crying kids in public, take them home! I work at the Mall and I see all the time parents letting their kids throw tantrums and scream and cry and run around. I have a child with downs syndrome who is also a bit ADHD. I manage to parent him just fine. When “Johnny” screams or throws a fit, we just leave. I have my mother and my friend from work who watch him once in a while, but most of the time, when he’s not in school, he is with me. If my special needs child behaves better than your “normal” children, what does that say about you? The number one reason kids throw tantrums is because they are tired! The second reason is hunger or not feeling well. The third reason is that they don’t feel listened to. Do everyone a favor and take the screaming kid home.




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The Real CSI

William Schneck, in his basement lab: “I’m searching for truth and justice.”

William Schneck wades through guts and gore in search of answers By Deanna Pan


illiam Schneck has examined at least a thousand crimes scenes in his decades-long career as a forensic scientist. The shock of seeing what horrors humans are capable of doesn’t go away. Neither does the gag reflex. But some cases have stayed with him, haunting him every now and then. His father was a construction worker in Milwaukee. He remembers driving around the city with his father and how he used to point out projects he’d worked on. Now, as Schneck passes a certain street or recalls a certain town, he thinks: That’s where someone was shot. That’s where someone was murdered. There was the woman in California who has stabbed in the heart. He never knew there were so many different types of Asian vegetables — bok choy, baby bok choy, napa cabbage — until he studied the contents of her stom-

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ach. There was the boy, maybe 10, who was kicked so many times in the abdomen that his breakfast — oatmeal with raisins — spilled out, staining a wall like a twisted Jackson Pollock. A geologist by training, he works full-time for the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab. On the side, he runs a forensic consulting business, Microvision Northwest, for out-of-state clients out of a makeshift lab in his basement. He specializes in reconstructing crime scenes and analyzing trace evidence, meaning microscopic particles, hairs, fibers, glass, paint, explosive materials, shoe and tire impressions and “gastro-contents,” which is the nice way of saying “vomit.” People always ask Schneck about shows like CSI (rarely watches it) and Dexter (never seen it), and truthfully, they sort of creep him out. His stock answer is

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“We’re better looking; we make more money,” but that’s a joke, of course. Guys like Schneck don’t carry guns. They’re not constantly pecking on keyboards and examining databases (though that is part of the job). Most of Schneck’s work involves tedious hours peering at slides under a highpowered polarized light microscope. On TV, crimes are solved in hours. Forensic investigations can take days, months or several years to complete. Forensic scientists don’t know everything about everything. But this is true: One little piece of evidence can change the outcome of a case. Still, Schneck doesn’t have a personal stake in the crimes he examines; he’s just looking for answers to what happened. “I’m not working for the prosecution. I’m not working for the defense. I’m searching for truth and justice,” he says. “Whatever it is to exonerate someone, or prove guilt or innocence.” He finds his answers in unexpected places: A suspect’s hairs in a punched-out hollow of a wall; smeared paint on the bottom of a dead man’s boots that match the color of a suspect’s car; or traces of Malt-O-Meal Marshmallow Mateys in the bed of a pickup truck belonging to a father whose 11-year-old son didn’t show up for school that day. n

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