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COMMENT | WILDLIFE
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ild critters pay no respect to the invisible line that marks the boundary between Washington and Idaho. Such animals live, multiply and die wherever food and habitat are friendly. Householders in both states, and around the nation, are finding more and more critters sharing their urban and suburban lives. Many animals are choosing different predators — traffic, traps and dogs — over the hardscrabble life of the wild. Our lawns and gardens are helping deer numbers triple every five years. Moderate winters and global warming help the fertile does produce twins. We are living in the midst of a deer population explosion.
his conundrum has emerged in fairly recent times. Lewis and Clark and the rest of their Corps of Discovery almost starved to death while wandering through the wilderness of what is now the Dakotas and Montana. According to their journals, the Lewis and Clark expedition had plenty of guns and powder, but the wild game they needed to feast on was scarce. On December 1, 1805, a scouting party “had seen the track of one deer only and a few small grey squirrels.” Fifty years ago, spotting a deer in our neighborhood was an eye-popping event. Now it’s a rare day when I see “one deer only.” They cover the landscape. Estimates of deer damage across the country must be part science and part by guess and by gosh. The Wireless Deer Fence Co., hardly an objective source, estimates there are 20 million deer in the country causing $3.8 billion in insurance claims. As I understand it, $1 billion of that sum is to cover damage to cars and trucks. It is clear that the automobile is the deer population’s No. 1 predator. Not to be outdone by deer, wild turkeys are finding their way around suburban neighborhoods. A strange, prehistoric-looking bird, it travels in herds of 20 or so on a meandering path only wild turkeys can follow. Folks have been known to shoot and cook them. Probably only once, since wild turkey meat has the reputation of being too much chew, too little flavor. And then there’s the moose, once described as a creature so laughable it must have been designed by a committee. Recently the Coeur d’Alene Press ran a picture of a moose strolling down the ramp at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, so at ease it might climb on board the Mishanock for a tour of the lake. Checking in with our local Fish and Game staff, I learned that squirrels and skunks are the most annoying invaders and best candidates for relocation. Traps at Fish and Game are available to rent for $20 a cage. A neighbor once spent a
summer trapping a den of baby skunks that tangled with his pet dogs too many times, with the unfortunate result one would expect from a skunk. He patiently made 14 trips into the forest before he got rid of the unwelcome litter. Not everyone borrows the traps for relocation, and Fish and Game ask no questions.
learly there are many birds and animals thriving on civilization as a safe source of food and a refuge from predators. Their increasing numbers frequently trigger a love-hate relationship with those of us who are their hosts. Some think that we should defer to the critters because we are building houses on habitat belonging to the world of wild creatures. Others find that the creatures’ increasing numbers (wasps, too) trigger a fight-not-flight response. As with children, the young animals touch the heart. They are just so darn cute. A spotted fawn, looking new and delicate, still gives us pause. Once the fawn is a teenager with coarse hair and a taste for flowers, not so much. Baby skunks are fun to watch frolic — their stripes are
People’s affection for deer — the Bambi factor — is a real roadblock. so white they glow in the dark — yet an adult skunk is hard to love. At the end of each summer, the year’s crop of young turkeys has a certain charm. But they’ll never acquire the Hollywood appeal Walt Disney gave to Bambi. Controlling undesirable wild visitors is best done by limiting food — some communities even have laws against feeding deer. Pet food left out overnight provides a smorgasbord for wild creatures. People’s affection for deer — the Bambi factor — is a real roadblock to passing ordinances that address deer overpopulation. Evidently chemical birth control is wildly expensive and not very effective. Guns or bows and arrows are the recommended weapons of control. Ugh. Everyone has a tale or two about encounters with wild creatures, be they big as a bear or small as a spider. Any one of you could have filled this column with your stories. “Live and let live” works most of the time, with both people and wild animals. But when it comes to deer — where, oh where, is the big bad wolf?
COMMENT | PUBLISHER’S NOTE
The Old School BY TED S. McGREGOR JR.
f the remembrances of Tom Foley, Robert Michel’s in the Washington Post stood out. Michel was the Republican Minority Leader in the House while Foley was Speaker of the House. It might surprise you, but they worked together beautifully. One line from Michel’s piece has stayed with me: “We,” Michel wrote of his old rival and friend, “were pupils of the old school.” There are Shakespearean moments in American political history, and Foley’s last stand is among them. On the day he was defeated in 1994, you could say the old school Michel mentioned — that place where people from different backgrounds actually liked each other, worked together and solved problems — was burned to the ground. To take down the sitting Speaker, the NRA hired Charlton Heston to film an attack ad. Reagan’s campaign manager Ed Rollins worked his dark magic, and Rush Limbaugh was pumping up the anger with his Clinton-hating. Together, they created the blueprint for the modern political hit job. Eastern Washington played its role, too. When the New York Times dropped in, a farmer told them, yes, removing the sitting Speaker of the House would be like shooting your own foot off. Then in the next breath, he said he didn’t know why, but he was going to go ahead and shoot it off anyway. Meanwhile, Foley defended himself simply, reminding everyone of his 30-year record of helping the nation and his district. The contest between those two forces reminds me of the scene in The Lord of the Flies when Piggy holds up the conch shell and says, “Which is better — to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?” Our answer, given that day in Spokane in 1994, still rules our politics: to hunt and kill. Michel did not seek reelection in 1994, and after he and Foley left Congress, Newt Gingrich became Speaker, lobbyists started writing legislation, campaign season became never-ending and petty political disputes trumped all. Now, nearly 20 years later, America’s political system has ground to a halt, leaving major problems unsolved and casting into doubt our place as the leading nation on the planet. Choosing our Newt Gingrichs over our Tom Foleys has been a disaster. Foley was at peace with his 1994 loss. All through his life, he personified traditional Spokane values of humility and service. History, however, demands that he be remembered across America as a martyr to the cause of old school American politics. If there is a movement to rebuild on those ruins, reformers should start by studying the lives of leaders like Tom Foley. JEN SORENSON CARTOON
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Which ballot issue or political race is most important to you this election? AMY COWIN: Spokane City Council elections! MEAGHAN LEE: GMO labeling for sure.
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It was fun reading “Behind Closed Doors” (10/17/13). I often wish that someone would write a book (with photos) of all this interesting Spokane history, including where all the speakeasy bars were. Someone should get some photos of Dutch’s basement murals from the 1920s before the building changes hands. I think there might be murals in the basement of the old Huppin’s building downtown, too. LUPITO FLORES Spokane, Wash.
ANGELA ALLEN: GMO labeling, and the rest of you commenting about it just gave me hope.
vard. We found no sign of any underground tunneling in that portion of Lincoln Street, nor were we advised to be on the lookout for such an item. I do remember that in those years several department stores in the downtown area had basements that extended under the sidewalks, with freight elevators accessible directly from the sidewalks outside the stores. I can’t be more specific other than that I remember seeing steel doors in the sidewalks outside of several buildings. Thanks for the memories! DICK WAITT Spokane, Wash.
Regarding Stephen Schlange’s article (“Behind Closed Doors,” 10/17/13), I have been behind that door in the basement of the Steam Plant. In 1973, when Avista “I mope around each summer when Gonzaga students (then Washington Water Power) was operating the go home and KAGU-FM — the only city-wide source Steam Plant, I was a WWP engineer working with a available for 300 miles goes off the air.” (Quoted from construction contractor on a project to extend high “Welcome to Loserville,” by Nick Heil, 10/24/13). pressure steam service to several areas in and around I hope that all your readers were aware that Heil the Expo ’74 site. One of these new lines started on Post was writing in the past (1995) and not Street, at the alley immediately south of the today, when KAGU-FM is non-commersteam plant. cialized classical music, very welcome The actual connection of our new line to Send comments to indeed, but not alternative radio at all then-existing steam facilities was inside the email@example.com. in the light of the present, when KYRS tunnel behind the door in your photo. Past the certainly is that, and not just city-wide door, the tunnel extended to the left to the but region-wide. approximate center of Post Street. There was also an Mr. Heil’s story, like all the others in this great extension to the right (toward Lincoln Street); I didn’t 20-year issue, takes on the difficult reality of things have need to go that way and don’t know where (or lost and things gained. It would be interesting to see how far) it went. what people think specifically about the growth of the Our new line was insulated, encased in concrete, region’s population in the last 20 years and its effects, and directly buried under Post Street. The tunnel ended for good or ill. at that point and we did not extend it further. I do know that I was involved in a later construction project there, HENRY-YORK STEINER an underground electric duct bank extending from the Spokane, Wash. vicinity of the railroad viaduct to Spokane Falls Boule-
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MARY WISSINK: Fire District 9. We have had the majority of the Judy Personett signs stolen from all around the district. It is both frustrating and disappointing to see our hard work being taking from us.
SALLY KONEN MCKEN: Although 522 is important — local city council is vastly more important. I can seek out GMO-free certified food, I cannot keep Spokane on the right path without Jon Snyder. The far right has big money and the mayor — we need Jon. We need him to continue fighting for our neighborhoods, our river, our parks, our city’s vitality, and everything that enhances civic life — all the while keeping our infrastructure secure. HARRY CRASE: City council. MUMM!! JOHN WAITE: Yes on 522. We must have the right to know what is in what we are eating, and how it is produced. SHANE MAGGART: Making sure we elect Candace Mumm and re-elect Jon Snyder to Spokane City Council! DICK WAITT: NO on 517!! If Tim Eyman is for it, I’m against it!! CASEY BYERS: I want to know that our government is still useful. So much is broken and will have to be built back up in new sustainable ways. It would be a real drag if we had to fight the government to disempower the oligarchs and nationalize the currency production *sigh* ...the GMO labeling thing is gonna pass, probably. That’s good.
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COMMENT | SATIRE
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esponding to the firestorm of controversy over its spying on European allies, the head of the National Security Agency said this week that the agency would do everything in its power to avoid being caught doing it in the future. “There are two important jobs for every spy agency: spying on people and avoiding detection,” said NSA director General Keith Alexander. “Unfortunately, at the NSA we have only done the first job well.” “We have abused the trust of some of our closest allies,” he said. “And none of this would have happened if they hadn’t found out.” General Alexander said that the agency was instituting strict new practices that amounted to “a zerotolerance policy on getting caught.” “I had a meeting with my top people today and said, ‘I want you to put the same energy you put into
spying on Germany, France and Spain into keeping them from figuring out what we’re up to. Anything less than that will be unacceptable.’” General Alexander also offered a heartfelt apology to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a prime target of the agency’s eavesdropping. “I know how upsetting it must be for you to know that your closest ally has been listening in on your phone conversations for the past 11 years,” he said. “I give you my solemn promise that in the future you won’t know.” n For more fake news from Andy Borowitz, visit borowitzreport.com.
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Look In The Mirror BY JIM HIGHTOWER
hat a show the goofily fanatical Tea Party Republicans are putting on in Washington! First, they threw a group hissy fit, forcing a costly, embarrassing and entirely unwarranted shutdown of the national government of our U. S. of A. That was strange enough, but then a gaggle of goofballs cranked their shtick all the way up to code-red bizarre, throwing a series of staged tantrums when they learned that the government they had shut down was, in fact, shut down. I know you don’t have to be smart or logical to be in Congress, but surely a lawmaker ought to be more tightly wrapped than this bunch. One thing that really worked them into a shrieking frenzy was that national parks and monuments were closed. This led to the spectacle of a House committee hauling in the director of national parks to berate him mercilessly for five hours, demanding to know why the parks were closed. He should’ve just held up a mirror, but — like the good career park ranger he is — Director Jon Jarvis patiently tried to explain
the obvious to the Congress critters in front of him: They had voted to shutter the federal government; national parks are a part of the government; Congress took away the money to staff the nation’s 401 parks and monuments; so they were closed. But the rabid representatives effectively shouted at him: “Stop making sense!” Washington’s own Doc Hastings even invented his own facts, blathering that in the government shutdown back in the mid-’90s, parks stayed open. Sorry, Doc, but no — the Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon and others all across the country were closed then. By the way, guess who has been steadily whacking funding for park service staff and maintenance of those national treasures? Right — the same loony-tunes ideologues running this absurd circus. n For more from America’s populist, check out jimhightower.com.
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Gregg Sowder has struggled to get investigators on his case after his garage was burglarized in July. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
converted cash. The store’s security cameras captured the whole transaction. Even armed with those strong leads, Sowder says he has had a hard time getting follow-up action from Spokane investigators. He says it took multiple calls to get his case assigned to a detective. He then had the store send over the security footage. He also took the jewelry box in for fingerprinting. But he hasn’t heard back about the case in weeks. Sowder joins dozens of other frustrated citizens who have watched their cases fall by the wayside amid the city’s flood of property crime reports. Some have collected evidence themselves to give police. Some have filed tips and never heard any response. Others say officers responded, but explained there was nothing that could be done. his property, he found a jewelry box discarded in his Police officials say they value all information from backyard. So he did what he was supposed to do — he the public and strive to make sure investigators follow reported the burglary to the Spokane Police Department. through on as many cases as possible. Citizen reports But then he went a little further. also help investigators track citywide crime trends, so “What would a bunch of lowlifes they can implement more preventative enforcement do?” he thought. Soon, he had gone Send comments to strategies. around to all the local grocery stores “I realize that the police department is swamped with Coinstar change-sorting machines, firstname.lastname@example.org. with property crimes,” Sowder says. “I’ve been patient asking about large deposits. and tried not to be too much of a pest, but at the same As it happens, the Albertsons time not just let it slide.” on 57th Avenue told him two people had hauled in a ...continued on next page white bucket of change on July 5. They left with $824 in
Citizens voice frustrations over Spokane Police responses to victim reports, crime tips and other complaints BY JACOB JONES
long the short walk from his garage to his South Hill home, Gregg Sowder performed a simple daily ritual for more than a decade. Each evening, he emptied his pocket change into a white, five-gallon plastic bucket by the door as he passed, watching his collection slowly grow year by year. Sowder, 60, with a trim goatee and glasses, never bothered to count the coins. But at more than half full, he estimates the bucket weighed more than 100 pounds. So he put off taking it to the bank, and put it off, and put it off, until July 5, when it disappeared. A chainsaw had also been stolen. When he searched
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pokane Police Department records show more than 15,644 property crimes reported so far this year, including 415 just last week. Police Chief Frank Straub and top commanders have acknowledged frustrations with the city’s increased property crime rates, as well as staffing shortages that can leave street officers hustling from one call to the next. Stretched between those two challenges, police officials say they cannot always respond to every call for service. Officers have to prioritize life-threatening, high-risk and in-progress calls. Sometimes the department does not have people to spare for non-emergency incidents. Often, a complaint does not require the immediate presence of an officer. More than half of the citizen complaints filed with the city’s Office of the Police Ombudsman fall under the broad category of “inadequate response.” At least 53 of the 90 complaints filed from January through September of this year accuse officers of not responding or not conducting a thorough enough investigation. Ombudsman Tim Burns says response complaints spiked in 2011 when the SPD announced they had closed the Property Crimes Unit and cut investigations. Officials have since retracted that decision, but resources still limit investigators to a small percentage of the total reported cases. “Typically, the police response is, ‘It doesn’t meet our threshold,’” Burns says. “If you’re the victim, that’s not what you want to hear, and that’s understandable.” The ombudsman also noted a sharp increase in the number of police calls being categorized as “non-response,” which either do not require an officer immediately or where officers are not available. In the first six months of 2013, nearly 5,180 calls fell into this category, up from 3,595 during the first half of 2012. When Sowder first contacted the department, investigators were quite courteous. But he says they also made it clear his case had “zero” chance of much follow-up. (“I got a lot of ‘No’s’ down there.”) So he started his own case file, posted reward fliers and made persistent calls to get his case assigned to a detective. “You have to be your own advocate and bring them all the stuff that you have,” he says, flipping through a folder of case records and handwritten notes. “Just be real respectful, but at
the same time expect some help. … Most people just give up. They make the report and then nothing happens and they just say, ‘To hell with it.’ I’m sure that’s what happens.”
itting in the recently established downtown substation, SPD Capt. Judi Carl says the department has worked hard to make investigators more accessible while taking advantage of new technology to improve the timely sharing of crime tips and other community intelligence. With more than 16,800 overall crimes reported this year and more than 3,410 tips submitted to Crime Check, inadequate response complaints reflect just a small percentage of all SPD calls. Carl says department supervisors work quickly to sort phone calls, emails, in-person tips and other reports to make sure information from the public gets to the officers who need it. “We have multiple ways they come in,” she says. “We have multiple ways they’re triaged.” Police spokeswoman Monique Cotton says citizens now have more ways than ever to contact police and share information. The department works closely with 911 and Crime Check. It also revamped its tip line in February, adding an email
“Typically, the police response is, ‘It doesn’t meet our threshold.’” program so citizens can attach photos or video with their tips. “We rely on the public a lot,” she says, adding, “We need them to know that we’re accessible.” Carl says citizens should not hesitate to contact officers with information on crimes, suspects, community problems or other issues. Even if they don’t hear back from investigators, their information could help break open big cases. “We don’t call back each individual person,” Carl says. “We use some of it. We don’t use all of it. … [But] they are not ignored. They are not disregarded.”
ith new advances in security technology, citizens have found it easier to collect their own evidence to give police. Some might install surveillance cameras. Some might use an app to track their stolen cellphone. Many scour online sales hubs like eBay or Craigslist, searching for their missing property. Earlier this month, KREM 2 featured a story on Spokane used car dealer Rick Harter, who had nearly $4,000 in furniture and appliances stolen out of a house he was renovating on East Lyons Avenue. With a little luck, Harter managed to find some of his property through a Craigslist post and lead police to the sellers. Harter tells the Inlander he regularly searches Craigslist for new appliances for some of his home remodeling. When he called a couple of weeks ago about a refrigerator, the seller explained they had sold that model, but sent him a photo of another unit — the missing fridge from his house on Lyons. “It’s quite the scam,” he says of the “bait and switch” between what they posted and what they actually wanted to sell. Harter had previously reported his burglary to police and while he says officers were helpful and empathetic, he had not heard anything back. So he went to check out the fridge himself, finding some of his other stolen property stored alongside the fridge. When he called police with the specific location, he says he was told officers u For in-progress emergencies and would not be available for immediate help: Call 911. at least three hours. He u To report previously occurred crimes: says he stalled the seller Call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233. and tried getting officers to u To submit an anonymous tip for help him recover his propan ongoing investigation: Call Crime erty again the following Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS or (509) day, waiting another four 327-5111. hours before they arrived u To report a quality of life issue or with a search warrant. complaint: Call the SPD Tip Line at (509) “I never would have 242-TIPS (8477) or email at spdtipline@ gotten any of that stuff spokanepolice.org. back [otherwise],” he says u To file a complaint against an SPD now. “They prioritize their officer or employee: Call the police calls. My thing wasn’t a ombudsman at (509) 625-6748. priority. … I was about u For general Spokane Police ready to take the law into questions: Call the SPD Help Line at my own hands.” (509) 477-5980. Investigators have since reassured him arrests are pending in the case. While it’s not the first time he has faced frustrations over a case with local police, Harter acknowledges officers provide an important and difficult service. But, he adds, they get paid well to do their best. “You expect a high amount of service,” he says. “You expect that when you call, you’re going to get a response.”
olice officials say they understand and share some citizens’ frustrations. While Carl acknowledges people who feel ignored might be tempted to take the law into their own hands, she says that has never been acceptable. Even if technology makes it easier to track down criminals, citizens still need to leave police work to the police. “You’re responsible for your own behavior,” she says. “Don’t cross those lines.” Burns says Chief Straub, the mayor and city council seem to understand they need to find the resources to improve how the department responds to calls. They can’t continue blaming the issue on insufficient staffing. “The community no longer has a willingness to accept that as an explanation,” Burns says. Sowder says he would still like to know what has delayed his case so long, but he’s heard enough similar stories by now to not take it personally. He just keeps filing his notes away in his case folder. He has tried to make his home a harder target for criminals. And he has ended his long ritual of collecting loose change. “I lock everything up now and put up bars,” he says. “I’m not going to have any more buckets full of change just sitting around.” n firstname.lastname@example.org
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year after Washington voters’ approval of Initiative 502 — a historic move to legalize marijuana in the state — we’re still months from seeing legal pot shops open, and medical marijuana is caught in the crossfire. Here’s a look at where we are.
The state Liquor Control Board approved its final rules for the recreational market, setting the framework in which hopeful entrepreneurs must craft business plans to apply for licenses. The rules detail how to do things like label and track products and how to measure the 1,000-foot buffer that must be kept between marijuana businesses and places like schools and parks. The board is placing no limit on the number of growers or processors they’ll allow in the state, but they are limiting the number of stores each county is allowed. Spokane County will have as many as 18, eight within city limits. The city of Spokane has created its own set of zoning rules for both recreational and medical marijuana businesses, which will allow them in most industrial areas of town but keep them out of residential and some commercial areas, like Garland near Monroe. (Find the full map on Inlander. com.) The liquor board will take applications for 30 days beginning Nov. 18 and expects to issue the first licenses to growers, processors and sellers by December or January. Expect to start shopping next summer.
Meanwhile, the board has joined the state departments of health and revenue in crafting a list of recommendations for taking on the medical market. Long unregulated and untaxed, medical marijuana in the state has been blamed for an increase in recreational users. The board and others worry that allowing the medical market to continue as is could threaten the new, taxed recreational market’s success. And despite promises during the I-502 campaign that the recreational push wouldn’t affect the medical market, the recommendations are dramatic. The group suggests ridding the state of medical dispensaries and home grows, opting instead to let qualified patients buy from state-licensed stores. On those purchases, patients would still pay the 25 percent tax (per stage of the process: production, processing and sale) imposed on the recreational market, but would be exempt from state and local sales and use taxes. A statewide patient registry would determine who gets tax exemptions. The potential changes have raised the ire of medical marijuana advocates, with concerns ranging from privacy to questions of access. (Many point to prescription drugs, arguing taxing one form of medicine and not others is unfair.) The board is taking public input on the recommendations before submitting them to the Legislature Jan. 1. Read the full recommendations on Inlander.com. Send input to email@example.com before Nov. 8. — HEIDI GROOVER
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A report from the Spokane County Medical Examiner states 34-year-old Will Berger died from oxygen deprivation to the brain after being put in a chokehold by a Spokane sheriff’s deputy during a confrontation outside Oz Fitness in June. The case remains under investigation.
The “No on 522” campaign against the proposed Washington initiative requiring companies to label genetically modified foods has broken the state’s fundraising record for initiatives by collecting more than $21.5 million.
The United States has faced intense international criticism over revelations that the National Security Agency has conducted extensive eavesdropping operations targeting allies and foreign citizens, including tracking national leaders.
A $3.2 million jury verdict in favor of a fired Coeur d’Alene Police Department officer will stand, according to a recent appeal decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court. Former officer Dan Dixon was filed over a dispute with a subordinate officer. In 2011, a jury found the termination arbitrary and irrational.
Amount of money dueling campaigns have spent per voter in the city of Seatac, south of Seattle, over an initiative to raise the city’s required minimum wage to $15 an hour. Both sides have spent a combined $1.1 million on the city’s 12,100 registered voters.
Obamacare administrator Marilyn Tavenner apologized Tuesday for the technical issues hobbling the rollout of the new HealthCare.gov website, but promised improvements. The lowest percentage of Americans in favor of the death penalty in 40 years, according to a new Gallup poll. The percentage reflects the lowest level of support for capital punishment since a poll in 1972 recorded 57 percent support.
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Gonzaga University is expecting an overflow crowd at the 800-seat St. Aloysius Church Friday for a memorial service honoring Spokane native and former U.S. Speaker of the House TOM FOLEY, who died earlier this month. Having attended both Gonzaga Prep and GU before graduating from the University of Washington, Foley represented Eastern Washington’s 5th District from 1965-95 and served as U.S. ambassador to Japan under President Clinton. Despite being voted out in a historic Republican takeover, Foley has been remembered for his efforts to bridge the gap between the parties. Doors open at 10 am for the service, which runs from 11 am to 12:30 pm and will also be streamed live to Gonzaga’s Charlotte Y. Martin Centre and on tvw.org. In a statement announcing the memorial and calling it a “community farewell,” Gonzaga President Thayne M. McCulloh said, “Everyone is welcome.” — HEIDI GROOVER
There’s no question that the RIDPATH HOTEL, the ancient Spokane hotel that once hosted Elvis and Evel Knievel, is an historic piece of Spokane. But making that
official means millions of dollars for Ron Wells’ rehab and revitalization of the Ridpath complex. About a year ago, Wells says, the hotel was determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. That made last week’s process, where the Washington State Advisory Council on Historic Preservation recommended the hotel for the national registry, a formality. “If it’s a certified historic rehabilitation project, and it’s listed on the National Register of Historical Places, you can qualify for a tax credit,” Wells says. “It’s a big addition to the equity puzzle.” With more equity plugged into the project through promised tax credits, it means Wells can get more enviable interest rates. Wells is the local king of historic rehabilitation, having worked on 43 different projects that were certified historic locations. “I’m a junkie on that,” he says. The $781,000 in tax credits he got for the Lofts at Joel, the location of a 2008 fire, allowed Wells to turn the building back into apartments. He’s certain he’ll get the tax credits; all that’s left is to determine how much they’re worth. Wells estimates he’ll receive credits worth about $3 million to $5 million. Wells says one recent development complicates the
financial piece of the long-complicated project: interest rates. “If rates in the next two or three months drop another 0.3 or so, we’ll be in great shape,” Wells says. If the rates stay where they are, he says the project will move forward, but it will become much more of a financial struggle. — DANIEL WALTERS
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Convening in San Francisco, Govs. Jay Inslee of Washington, Jerry Brown of California, John Kitzhaber of Oregon and Mary Polak, the environmental minister of British Columbia, made a pact Monday affirming their commitment to coordinate their GREENHOUSE GAS POLICIES in an effort to fight global
warming. According to the agreement — signed by all three governors and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark — Washington and Oregon, on their end, “will set binding limits on carbon emissions and deploy market mechanisms to meet those limits” and adopt low-carbon fuel standards. California and British Columbia, meanwhile, would maintain their existing carbon-pricing programs and clean fuel standards. Although the pact isn’t legally binding, Inslee (pictured) has voiced his support for a statewide “capand-trade” system that would incentivize companies to reduce their carbon emissions below an industry limit. At a Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup meeting earlier this month, Inslee warned that Washington will fail to meet its goals, set in 2008, of reducing greenhouse gas emissions if the Legislature doesn’t take action. — DEANNA PAN
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Catch and Release A year into Spokane’s new panhandling ordinance, guilty verdicts are rare BY HEIDI GROOVER
n a cold February Saturday, just after 5 crossing the street or interfering with pedestrian pm, a Spokane police officer gazes across traffic on sidewalks.) a downtown corner to see a panhandler he ordinance, which applies only to the step into the street and take something from the downtown core, and its enforcement driver’s side window of a small silver car. Thanks since have come in response to downto an ordinance passed late last summer, the man town concerns about panhandlers. Police have has now committed a misdemeanor, and the ofacknowledged it can be difficult to catch someone ficer confronts him. in the act of panhandling if they know officers “I clearly observed the male enter the roadare nearby, and at least one effort to do so has way by crossing the vertical plane of the edge backfired. On May 22, an officer in an unmarked of the roadway with his hand/arm. I clearly obvehicle patrolled freeway entrances and exits in a served the male solicit from the occupant of the short sting aimed at citing panhandlers. In some described vehicle,” the officer later writes in his cases that day, according to SPD spokeswoman report. “He admitted to reaching into traffic and Monique Cotton, the officer showed taking a $1 dollar bill from the driver money from his window. He wrote five of the vehicle I observed.” tickets between 5 pm and 6:09 pm at But when the case reaches the prosSend comments to intersections like Third and Division ecutor’s office, it’s dismissed. A box is checked next to “Lack of evidence.” In firstname.lastname@example.org. and Fifth and Walnut that day, according to court documents, but each was the year between last October, when dismissed for lack of evidence, lack of probable the law took effect, and this month, officers iscause or “prosecutorial discretion.” Among the sued 154 citations for pedestrian and vehicular prosecutors’ concerns was that the process of interference; more than a third of them have ticketing could have been interpreted as entrapbeen dismissed. ment, tricking someone into committing a crime Of citations written in the past year, just 17 — in order to prosecute them for that crime. or 11 percent — have resulted in guilty convic“It’s not intentional. It’s a group of officers tions. Many remain open because the person trying to address a problem that is very prevalent cited hasn’t shown up in court, and 58 were here in Spokane that people find to be unacdismissed for things like lack of evidence, lack ceptable,” says Judi Carl, commander of the of probable cause or the catch-all term “interests downtown substation, which was created in June. of justice.” (Pedestrian and vehicle interference “Officers are trying to find a way to combat that citations are grouped together in municipal court issue because the law is continually broken by records, meaning that while many of these citaindividuals who have no respect for the law. In tions were given to panhandlers for stepping into doing so, perhaps it was not as clear what was the street, some are given to people for illegally
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acceptable and what is not.” Carl says confusion about how to interpret the law has since been clarified, a similar operation hasn’t been done again, and the department is in “close communications” with the prosecutor’s office to prevent similar concerns in the future. Cotton says the officer involved has since received extra training. “It’s a non-issue for us, to tell you the truth,” Carl says. City prosecutor Ellen O’Hara acknowledged through city spokesman Brian Coddington that “the entrapment issue arose” in cases “on or about May 22.” In an email to the Inlander, O’Hara says it’s “not unusual” for some cases to be dismissed, and that “It is the duty of every prosecutor to seek justice, not to simply get as many convictions as possible.” However, O’Hara refused to answer further questions about entrapment concerns or the vehicle interference ordinance in general.
ndeed, the citations dropped in part because of entrapment concerns are few, but some say concerns about the ordinance — including the low conviction rate — have bigger repercussions. “It speaks to some of our concerns with things like the proposed [extension of the city’s] sit and lie ordinance,” says Rick Eichstaedt, executive director of the Center for Justice. “What sort of tactics are going to be used to make enforcement of some of these laws easier?” In recent months, as city lawmakers have looked to curb issues including panhandling in downtown, passing ordinances about bus plaza conduct and skateboarding on sidewalks, constitutional and financial tensions has come up. A potential extension to the city’s sit-lie law would outlaw sitting or lying on downtown sidewalks except between the hours of 3 am and 6 am. The ordinance has since been postponed, but some councilmembers still hope to see it passed. Breean Beggs, a local civil rights attorney who’s been outspoken in favor of police reform and a set of criminal justice reforms known as “Smart Justice,” says the question is one of dollars and cents. “We don’t want to see these types of crimes processed through the criminal justice system. It’s very expensive. You have to give [the defendant] a public defender, you have to have a judge and a jury. You have to pay for probation or you put them in jail. You’re spending thousands of dollars on a problem panhandler,” Beggs says. “One reason I would imagine they’re dismissing so many is [they] don’t want to spend the resources to actually follow the law.” When Councilman Mike Allen, who sponsored the vehicle interference ordinance, heard about the number of dismissals earlier this year, he convened a meeting of police, municipal court judges and social service providers looking for answers. Today, he refuses to discuss the details of the meeting, but in an August meeting of the council’s public safety committee, he said the judges expressed concerns about who was being targeted by the law. “In our conversation with the judges,” Allen told the committee, “one of the things they shared is they want to make sure that we’re not just targeting somebody who may need help, along the lines of can we show that we’re also trying to get them into our human services system?” Mark Richard, president of the Downtown Spokane Partnership, says he also heard concerns that the law wasn’t being enforced and sought answers from Municipal Court Judge Mary Logan. “She was very passionate about making sure we’re not making it so cumbersome for an individual who doesn’t have access to a car, or maybe has mental health challenges, or maybe has addiction issues, or is maybe living on the street, and you’re expecting them to show up for a court date on the third Wednesday of next month,” Richard says. Logan declined to talk with the Inlander about the vehicle interference ordinance or potential entrapment, but said in an email, “The Court applies the law, regardless of concerns or no concerns.” Allen says he has no second thoughts about the vehicle interference ordinance, calling it a “great tool.” With fewer convictions than he’d hoped for, Allen says he’s looking to a different approach to curb panhandling: The council will kick in $7,000 toward a $25,000 downtown PR campaign aimed at discouraging people from giving money to panhandlers. n
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Bullets and Bookbags Will arming adults in schools make students safer? BY DANIEL WALTERS
he production assistant from ABC’s 20/20 team thought he’d found a story in Coeur d’Alene. Supposedly, school district teachers there had begun carrying concealed handguns to protect against school shooters. It was only when he called the district that he learned he’d been duped. The story was completely made up — his source turned out to be a satirical online newspaper similar to The Onion. But the truth wasn’t so far off. After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary last December, two different camps demanded solutions. Gun control advocates said it was finally time for new legislation to rein in the availability and power of assault weapons. The NRA called for schools Send comments to to add more armed personnel, reasoning that email@example.com. only a “good guy with a gun” could stop a “bad guy with a gun.” As gun control attempts fizzled nationwide, many schools have pursued the NRA’s option. The Coeur d’Alene school district added additional police officers in the schools and spent $3,390 to install six gun safes in school offices, giving officers powerful rifles that can shoot accurately down long hallways. Spokane Public Schools plans to arm its security officers for the first time. And in Sandpoint, a school board member’s proposal to use armed volunteers — or even gun-toting teachers — has triggered contentious school board meetings and a recall campaign.
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ver since the Sandy Hook tragedy, Lake Pend Oreille school board chair Steve Youngdahl keeps coming back to one big question: In the event of a mass shooting, how long would it take the cops to reach the sprawling district’s rural schools? He says it could take up to 20 minutes for them to arrive at Clark Fork Junior/Senior High School. Every victim killed at Columbine was shot within the first 16 minutes of the siege. That same concern arose at Spokane Public Schools. In 2003, it took about five minutes for the police to arrive after Lewis and Clark junior Sean Fitzpatrick fired a bullet into a cabinet. And that was a school in the middle of downtown. In a security audit commissioned after Sandy Hook, the district noted that an armed school security staff in the high schools “will clearly be more capable of responding to a threat at their site [than the police] as they are already there and could respond imme-
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ut no matter who carries them, some people don’t want guns in schools. In Spokane, the plan to arm school security officers raised objections from the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, whose members argue arming security staff would cause an “increase in militarization of our society.” In Sandpoint, Youngdahl’s proposal drew skepticism from teachers, the district superintendent and a crowd of vehement critics in the community. “I think putting guns into schools actually puts our children into considerably more risk,” parent Tom Bokowy says. He was so peeved with the proposal, and the arguments underpinning it, he launched a recall effort against Youngdahl. Bokowy started a group called Families for Safe Schools, which has passed out handouts at school board meetings stressing the rarity of school shootings and detailing a litany of accidents involving guns at school. A Michigan security officer made headlines after he forgot
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his gun in a school bathroom. After a Texas district approved teachers carrying concealed weapons on campus, one teacher accidentally shot himself in the leg during gun training. Bokowy argues the slow emergency services response time concern cuts both ways. “If there’s an accidental shooting at Clark Fork, then it’s going to take [up to] 40 minutes to get them and take them back to the hospital,” he says. Youngdahl has fought back, quoting a Washington Times op-ed arguing that Victoria Soto, a teacher shot at Sandy Hook after helping hide her children in a closet, might still be alive if she’d been armed. He dismisses the gun accident issues as stemming from a lack of proper training. Experts tend to be skeptical of arming teachers. Kenneth Trump, president of National School Safety and Security Services, says that even with training, most teachers would be ill-equipped to shoot an attacker. Mo Canady, executive director of the National Association of School Resource Officers, supports placing armed professional police officers in schools, but says that responding law enforcement may have trouble distinguishing armed teachers from a school shooter. Some insurance companies balk at the notion of insuring armed security personnel. Spokane Public Schools’ insurer, the Washington Schools Risk Management Pool, won’t cover armed security officers, citing the rarity of districts using private armed security and the inherent risk of adding firearms to the academic environment. “Most school districts are no-gun zones,” says
Deborah Callahan, interim executive director for the WSRMP. “If you’re introducing a gun into an area, there could be a fumble, someone else could pick it up.” As a result, Spokane Public Schools will have pay about $20,000 a year for an insurance policy from a separate provider.
he focus shifted last week in Sandpoint, as the school board chose to examine a slightly different proposal: Instead of arming teachers, use retired law-enforcement volunteers to patrol schools. Youngdahl hoped the unit would be run out of the Sheriff’s Office and is estimated to cost around $10,000 to $15,000 a year. But Superintendent Shawn Woodward says the Sheriff’s Office hasn’t been interested and would prefer a more traditional resource officer model. The recall campaign against Youngdahl has continued. He says no matter what precautions the district takes, Bokowy’s group will oppose anything to do with guns. “They are just vehemently anti-gun and are willing to use intimidation tactics to stop the discussion,” Youngdahl says. Bokowy suggests that paying to add more guns takes money away from the first and most effective line of defense: counselors who help students struggling with mental health. A 2002 Secret Service study of school shootings focused not on the effectiveness of armed responders, but on identifying students at risk, stopping shootings long before they happen. “There’s no risk of anybody dying if you add two counselors to the high school,” Bokowy says.
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“System Error” Washington’s online insurance exchange’s latest glitch mars the website’s performance streak BY DEANNA PAN
eralded nationally as a model for state-run health insurance exchanges, Washington Healthplanfinder now has a blemish on an otherwise impressive performance record after boasting high enrollment numbers and a smoothly running website in its first three weeks. Washington is one of 14 states running its own insurance exchange. Its online marketplace, Washington Healthplanfinder, has performed remarkably well, in stark contrast to the botched launch of the federal government’s HealthCare. gov. Despite several opening-day glitches that forced exchange officials to take down the site shortly after it debuted Oct. 1, Washington Healthplanfinder has since reported the highest enrollment figures in the country, prompting an effusive evaluation from the Washington Post’s Sarah Kliff, who concluded the site “is what it looks like when Obamacare works.” But on Friday, officials announced that a “system error” caused some 8,000 people who applied for private insurance plans through the exchange website to receive overestimated tax credit amounts. The glitch means affected applicants will have to pay between pennies and hundreds of dollars a month more for their premiums than they’d thought.
Reached over the phone, Michael Marchand, communications director at the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, was audibly frustrated with the website’s most recent setback. “We’re really disappointed because we expect more of ourselves, and we expect to deliver more for the consumers here in the state, and we want to ensure they all have access to quality health plans,” Marchand says. “It’s unacceptable that this has happened, but we’re really glad we were able to fix it.” The “system error” causing the website to inaccurately compute tax subsidies came to down a missing multiplier of 12. Complex health insurance exchange sites, such as Washington’s, pull data from the central Federal Data Services Hub, which in turn transmits information from multiple different federal agencies to help determine coverage eligibility and financial assistance. When Washington consumers entered their monthly income into the Healthplanfinder website, the federal hub was expecting an annual amount, and as result, miscalculated the subsidy. The glitch, which Marchand says was originally reported within the first 10 days of the marketplace’s operation and identified definitively last week, was corrected within 24 hours. Marchand says the exchange “is not taking the time to
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drill down to see who’s at fault,” be it site developer Deloitte, the feds or the exchange. Exchange officials haven’t decided what kind of fix they’ll implement for the 8,000 affected applicants, but they’ll contact them by mail or phone soon. “Ultimately, at the end of the day we’re going to be graded on how well the website works, and we’re still improving that,” Marchand concedes. In Washington, more people have enrolled in exchange-based health plans than in any other state currently reporting enrollment figures. As of Oct. 25, nearly 50,000 people have purchased health insurance through Washington Healthplanfinder since the first of the month — 6,390 of whom have enrolled in private plans, the rest in Medicaid. Another 52,000 have completed applications for enrollment, but have yet to submit their first payment, due in late December. DJ Wilson, president of Wilson Strategic Communications and host of the State of Reform Health Policy Conference, says he expects applications will spike in December as people’s insurance policies expire at the end of the month. “HIT [health information technology] implementations are always ugly and painful and difficult, so this is no exception,” Wilson says. He points to the 2003 error-ridden rollout of the Medicare Part D prescription drug program under President George W. Bush, which current House Speaker After two years of debate, John Boehner called “horrendous” Idaho lawmakers voted to seven years ago. build their own state-run While the problems plaguing exchange in March, but, HealthCare.gov risk consumer rejecfacing time constraints, tion, Wilson doesn’t think Washinghave allowed the federal ton’s glitch will depress future enrollgovernment to run its IT ment numbers. “It is a really big deal,” platform. he says, “but for most people who are trying to determine whether or not they’ll have health insurance for the first time ever, it’s not going to get in the way of their enrollment.” By another measure, interest in Washington Healthplanfinder is obviously strong. One of biggest complaints Marchand currently hears involves wait times to the exchange’s call center, where customer service representatives are overwhelmed with calls, receiving on average 6,000 a day, sometimes up to 10,000. The exchange is hiring an additional 145 people to handle the call volume. It’s this sustained interest that Marchand says has allowed the exchange to identify problems with the website early. Washington has data from tens of thousands of applicants seeking affordable healthcare coverage; other states with far fewer enrollment numbers just don’t. “If you don’t have enrollment and you can’t see patterns, you may not know this is an issue,” he says. “The silver lining is because of our volume, we were at least able to get in front of it, solve it and fix it within the first three weeks.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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The media misdirected its focus when it told Pfc. Bradley Manningâ€™s story, say Project Censored authors.
his year’s annual Project Censored list of the most underreported news stories includes the widening wealth gap, the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning for leaking classified documents, and President Obama’s war on whistleblowers — all stories that actually received considerable news coverage. So how exactly were they “censored” and what does that say of this media watchdog project? Project Censored isn’t only about stories that were deliberately buried or ignored. It’s about stories the media has covered poorly through a sort of false objectivity that skews the truth. Journalists do cry out against injustice on occasion, but they don’t
Brooke Gladstone, host of the radio program On the Media and writer of the graphic novel-cum-news media critique, The Influencing Machine, says the story of Manning (who now goes by the first name Chelsea) was the perfect example of the media trying to cover a story right, but getting it mostly wrong. “The Bradley Manning case is for far too long centered on his personality rather than the nature of his revelations,” Gladstone tells us. Manning’s career was sacrificed for sending 700,000 classified documents, including battlefield documents from U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and diplomatic cables, to WikiLeaks. But the media coverage focused largely on Manning’s trial and subse-
any point in its 20-year history.) Still, in 2012, the number of reporters in the U.S. dipped to its lowest level since 1978, with fewer than 40,000 reporters nationally. This creates a sense of desperation in the newsroom, and in the end, it’s the public that loses. “What won out is something much more palpable to the advertisers,” says Robert McChesney, an author, longtime media reform advocate, professor at University of Illinois, and host of Media Matters from 2000-2012. Blandness beat out fearless truth-telling. Even worse than kowtowing to advertisers is the false objectivity the media tries to achieve, McChesney says, neutering its news to stay “neu-
Truth to Power always do it well. That’s why Project Censored was started back in 1976: to highlight stories the mainstream media missed or gave scant attention to. Although the project initially started at Sonoma State University in California, now academics and students from 18 universities and community colleges across the country pore through hundreds of submissions of overlooked and underreported stories annually. A panel of academics and journalists then picks the top 25 stories and curates them into themed clusters. This year’s book, Censored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fearful Times, hit bookstores this month. What causes the media to stumble? There are as many reasons as there are failures.
quent change in gender identity. Gladstone says that this is part of the mainstream media’s inability to deal with vast quantities of information which, she adds, “is not what most of our standard media does all that well.” The media mangling of Manning is No. 1 on the Project Censored list, but the shallow coverage this story received is not unique. The news media is in crisis, particularly in the U.S., and it’s getting worse. The Project for Excellence in Journalism, which conducts an annual analysis of trends in news, found that as revenue in journalism declined, newsrooms have shed 30 percent of their staff in the past decade. (The Inlander stands out as an exception, with a larger staff than at
says. Unable to tell the story of a trend and unable to talk about rising inequality for fear of appearing partisan, reporters often fail to connect the dots for their readers. “So much of media criticism is really political commentary squeezed through a media squeezer,” Gladstone says, “and it comes out mediashaped.” Indeed, the failures of mainstream media are clear in Project Censored’s top nine stories of the year:
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tral” on a topic. This handcuffs journalists into not drawing conclusions, even when they are well-supported by the facts. In order to report a story, they rely on the words of others to make claims, limiting what they can report. “You allow people in power to set the range of legitimate debate, and you report on it,” McChesney says. Project Censored stories reflect that dynamic. For example, reporting on the increasing gulf between the rich and the poor is easy, but talking about why the rich are getting richer is where journalists begin to worry about their objectivity, says Gladstone. “I think that there is a desire to stay away from stories that will inspire rhetoric of class warfare,” she
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diplomats pushing aircraft sales on foreign royalty, uninvestigated abuse by Iraqi allies, the perils of the rise in private war contractors — this is what Manning exposed. They were stories that challenge the U.S. political elite, and they were only made possible by a sacrifice. Manning received a 35-year prison sentence for revealing state secrets to WikiLeaks, a story told countless times in corporate media. But as Project Censored posits, the failure of our media was not in the lack of coverage of Manning, but in its focus. Though the New York Times partnered with WikiLeaks to release stories based on the documents, many published in 2010 through 2011, news from the leaks has since slowed ...continued on next page
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to a trickle — a waste of more than 700,000 pieces of classified intelligence giving unparalleled, ground-level views of America’s costly wars. The media quickly took a scathing indictment of U.S. military policy and spun it into a story about Manning’s politics and patriotism. As Rolling Stone pointed out (“Did the Media Fail Bradley Manning?”), Manning initially took the trove of leaks to the Washington Post and the New York Times, only to be turned away. Alexa O’Brien, a former Occupy activist, scooped most of the media by actually attending Manning’s trial. She produced tens of thousands of words in transcriptions of the court hearings as one of the only reporters on the beat.
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havens are used in Ponzi schemes. Moving money offshore has implications that ripple through the world economy. Part of Greece’s economic collapse was due to these tax havens, ICIJ reporter Gerard Ryle told Gladstone on her radio show. “It’s because people don’t want to pay taxes,” he said. “You avoid taxes by going offshore and playing by different rules.” U.S. Senator Carl Levin, D-Michigan, introduced legislation — SB1533, The Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act — to combat the practice, but so far the bill has received little play in the media. Henry says the hidden wealth was a “huge black hole” in the world economy that has never been measured, which could generate income tax revenues between $190 billion and $280 billion a year.
Take 600 corporate advisors, mix in officials from 11 international governments, let it bake for about two years, and out pops international partnerships that threaten to cripple progressive movements worldwide. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement, but leaked texts show it may allow foreign investors to use “investor-state” tribunals to extract extravagant extra damages for “expected future profits,” according to Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. The trade watch group investigated the TPP and is the main advocate opposing its policies.
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COVER STORY | PROJECT CENSORED “TRUTH TO POWER,” CONTINUED... Stephen Kim, Jeffrey Sterling, John Kiriakou and most recently Edward Snowden. All had ties to the State Department, FBI, CIA or NSA, and all of them leaked to journalists. “Neither party is raising hell over this. This is the sort of story that sort of slips through the cracks,” McChesney says. And when the politicians don’t raise a fuss, neither does the media. ProPublica covered the issue, constructing timelines and mapping out the various arrests and indictments. But where Project Censored points out the lack of coverage is in Obama’s hypocrisy — only a year before, he signed the Whistleblower Protection Act. Later, he said he wouldn’t follow every letter of the law in the bill he had just signed. “Certain provisions in the Act threaten to interfere with my constitutional duty to supervise the executive branch,” Obama said. “As my Administration previously informed the Congress, I will interpret those sections consistent with my authority.”
“The number of Patriot groups, including armed militias, has grown 813 percent since Obama was elected — from 149 in 2008 to 1,360 in 2012.”
HATE GROUPS AND ANTIGOVERNMENT GROUPS ON RISE ACROSS U.S.
Hate groups in the U.S. are on the rise, according to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center. There are 1,007 known hate groups operating across the country, it wrote, including neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, white nationalists, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, black separatists, border vigilantes and others. Since 2000, those groups have grown by more than half, and there was a “powerful resurgence” of Patriot groups, the likes of which were involved in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. Worst of all, the huge growth in armed militias seems to have unmistakable timing with Obama’s election. “The number of Patriot groups, including armed militias, has grown 813 percent since Obama was elected — from 149 in 2008 to 1,360 in 2012,” the SPLC reported. Though traditionally those groups were race-motivated, the report noted that now they are gunning for government. There was a smattering of news coverage when the SPLC released its report, but not much since.
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The world’s billionaires added $241 billion to their collective net worth in 2012. That’s an economic recovery, right? That gain, coupled with the world’s richest people’s new total worth of $1.9 trillion (more than the GDP of Canada), wasn’t reported by some kooky socialist group, but by Bloomberg News. But few journalists are asking the important
question: Why? Project Censored points to journalist George Monbiot, who highlights a reduction of taxes and tax enforcement, the privatization of public assets and the weakening of labor unions. His conclusions are backed up by the United Nations’ Trade and Development Report from 2012, which noted how the trend hurts everyone: “Recent empirical and analytical work reviewed here mostly shows a negative correlation between inequality and growth.” ...continued on next page
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The report highlighted by Project Censored on the threat of nuclear war is an example not of censorship, strictly, but a desire for media reform. Project Censored highlighted a study from Physicians for Social Responsibility that said one billion people could starve in the decade after a nuclear detonation. Corn production in the U.S. would decline by an average of 10 percent for an entire decade and food prices would make food inaccessible to millions of the world’s poorest. This is not journalism in the classic sense, Gladstone says. In traditional journalism, as it has played out since the early 20th century, news requires an element of something new in order to be reported — not a looming threat or danger. So in this case, what Project Censored identified was the need for a new kind of journalism, what it calls “solutions journalism.” “Solutions journalism,” Sarah van Gelder wrote in the foreword to Censored 2014, “must investigate not only the individual innovations, but also the larger pattern of change — the emerging ethics, institutions, and ways of life that are coming into existence.”
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Does 35 percent of everything bought in the U.S. go to interest? Professor Margrit Kennedy of the University of Hanover thinks so, and she says it’s a major funnel of money from the 99 percent to the rich. In her 2012 book, Occupy Money, Kennedy wrote that tradespeople, suppliers, wholesalers and retailers along the chain of production rely on credit. Her figures were initially drawn from the German economy, but Ellen Brown of the Web of Debt and Global Research says she found similar patterns in the U.S. This “hidden interest” has sapped the growth of other indusSend comments to email@example.com. tries, she says, lining the pockets of the financial sector. So if interest is causing so many industries to stagnate, why would journalists avoid the topic? Few economists have echoed her views, and few experts emerged to back up her assertions. Notably, she’s a professor in an architectural school, with no formal credentials in economics.
From her own website, she says she became an “expert” in economics “through her continuous research and scrutiny.” Without people in power pushing the topic, McChesney, of Media Matters, says that a mainstream journalist would be seen as going out on a limb. “The reporters raise an issue the elites are not raising themselves, then you’re ideological, have an axe to grind, sort of a hack,” he says. “It makes journalism worthless on pretty important issues.”
A “CULTURE OF CRUELTY” ALONG THE MEXICO-U.S.
The plight of Mexican border crossings usually involves three types of stories in the U.S. press: deaths in the stretch of desert beyond the border, the horrors of drug cartels, and heroic journeys across border crossings by sympathetic workers. But a report released a year ago by the organization No More Deaths snags a spot for overlooked stories in Project Censored. The report asserts that people arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol while crossing were denied water and told to let their sick die. No More Deaths conducted more than 12,000 interviews to form the basis of its study in three Mexican cities: Naco, Nogales and Agua Prieta. The report cites grossly ineffective oversight from the Department of Homeland Security. This has received some coverage, from Salon showcasing video of Border Patrol agents destroying jugs of water meant for crossers to a recent New York Times piece citing a lack of oversight for the Border Patrol’s excessive force. The ACLU lobbied the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to call international attention to the plight of these border crossers at the hands of U.S. law enforcement. If ever an issue flew under the radar, this is it. Comments? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. A version of this article first appeared in the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
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bit outside the norm. Not quite bizarre or fantastical, but definitely unusual. That’s the gist of what you’ll see in “Bordering the Surreal,” a new photography exhibit at Spokane Falls Community College featuring three distinct bodies of work. Jim Stone captures the essential quirkiness of American culture in a series entitled Idiom Savant. There’s diminutive Pete, described as “America’s smallest fire-
man,” who stands with muscled arms crossed, not quite eye-level with the bumper sticker on a black Chevrolet truck, proclaiming his love for machine guns and dislike of liberals. Jo Ann perches on a shabby swinging bench outside her extraordinary Benoit, Miss., home: a 727 airplane she refurbished to replace her former home, destroyed by storms. Remnants of natural disasters are also prominent in many of David Graham’s photographs, including post-
Katrina New Orleans. In the tradition of photographer Robert Frank, whose 1958 book The Americans chronicled Frank’s cross-country exploration of a nation in transition, Graham embarked on his own road trip to produce An Itinerant Life. Many of these photos demonstrate Graham’s serendipitous vision: a row of port-a-potties outside an official-looking, neoclassical building in Omaha, Neb., or the trompe-l’œil double take of a real tree emerging ...continued on next page
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“Up and Away”
by Melissa Cole
November 9, 2013 Gala Dinner and Juried Auction at the Historic Davenport Hotel $100 per person includes complimentary wine and beautiful art catalogue
Preview auction artwork at the MAC
October 4 - November 8, 2013
A look at Spokane native Eva Kaiser’s fantastical photography.
“PICTURING NORMAL” CONTINUED... behind a building on which a tree is painted. Combined, Graham and Stone offer a contemporary spin on the narrative traditions of photographers like Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander, who since the 1950s gave us humans at their most interesting — just being human. By contrast, EVA, a volume of images of and by Spokane native Eva Kaiser, offers images never intended to present themselves as art, according to exhibition organizer Tom O’Day. EVA documents Kaiser’s self-transformation through makeup, clothing, and hairstyle. “There were times I’d see her and not even recognize her,” says O’Day of Kaiser. EVA represents a generational shift in attitudes towards photography, from comparatively modest numbers of printed objects to a virtual,
image-saturated world. And by juxtaposing the large-format images by nationally known photographers Graham and Stone against the mostly snapshot-sized EVA images, O’Day adds another layer of complexity to the exhibit. He notes that Kaiser’s impulse to document comes from the same place as that of Stone and Graham. “At what point do people decide they’re artists?” asks O’Day, who views the exhibition as a valuable teaching tool, not only for SFCC students but the community at large. “Bordering the Surreal” • Oct. 24-Nov. 22 • SFCC Art Gallery • Fine Arts Building #6, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. • Reception, Oct. 24, 12:30-1:30 pm • sfccﬁnearts.org/gallery • 533-3710
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THEATER CST RETURNS L
aura Little finds herself in a familiar spot — in the executive director’s seat of the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, the same position she held from 2010-12. When CST’s board contacted her about the possibility of coming back to the theater, there wasn’t much of a theater left for her to direct. At the end of CST’s season in August, the organization’s board announced that, following a summer of underwhelming ticket sales, it had laid off its staff and voted to disband the theater after 46 years of producing professionally acted plays and musicals. But then about three weeks ago, Little got a call from the board of directors to take a look at CST’s books and see what could be done to right the ship. Now it looks like CST, with Little at the helm, has risen from the ashes. Little has spent the past two years co-producing Broadway shows and heading up her own production company. She’ll be assisted by Post Falls native Jadd Davis, who has done casting for the Village Theatre in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah for the past three years. Despite a rocky off-season, Little says that CST will continue to provide the sort of high-quality productions on which it built its reputation over the years. “I think you’re going to see an even slightly higher quality because of the bar that Jadd has set for these actors,” says Little. While she says the quality will remain, several other facets of CST will look a lot different to theatergoers this
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Laura Little returns to Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. summer. Most noticeably, there are plans for only two productions: My Fair Lady and another to be named later. Also, CST is set to leave its longtime home at North Idaho College for the 400-seat Kroc Center. Little says the move will save the organization as much as $40,000 for the season. CST has primarily relied on ticket sales to stay afloat, but Little plans to institute fundraising efforts (including concerts and readings) to bolster the nonprofit organization’s financial standing. There’s still plenty to be settled, says Little, but she can guarantee that CST will survive to see a 2014 season. — MIKE BOOKEY
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For Your Consideration
Thursday, November 7 7:30pm
BY HEIDI GROOVER
ALBUM | Canadian rock outfit Arcade Fire’s latest album REFLEKTOR is all the things fans have come to expect from the band: mysterious, pretentious, dystopian, at times a little overly referential/nonsensical. After all, it’s the weirdness that keeps us coming back. Produced by LCD Soundsystem heavyweight James Murphy, with a cameo from David Bowie, its 13 tracks feature dancy funk beats, reggae sounds and clear influences from the group’s recent trips to Haiti and Jamaica. “I’m not trying to tell other people’s stories,” lead singer Win Butler told Rolling Stone. “We’re just trying to allow an experience to change you.” I know. Ambitious. But while it may not change you, I’m sure it’ll make you dance.
COMEDY | I won’t use this space to swoon over NBC’s Parks and Recreation — If you know the show, I’ll trust that you love it. But one of its darlings, Aziz Ansari, has seen his career outside Parks and Rec explode. Ansari’s new stand-up album BURIED ALIVE debuts on Netflix this week (Friday, Nov. 1, to be exact) and based on his track record and sneak peeks of the set online, it’s going to be fantastic. After outgrowing his bits about R. Kelly and Kanye West, Ansari is moving into new territory: relationships — divorce, marriage, having kids. It promises to be refreshing, grown-up and, most of all, hilarious. Find details and a clip at azizansari.com.
APP | Sure, none of us love the idea of big-box stores, but to actually avoid them altogether is an expensive prospect. So admit to yourself that you’re still shopping at Target, despite knowing it’s nearly as corporately irresponsible as Walmart, and save some money doing it with the store’s TARGET CARTWHEEL app. It works as a customizable coupon book you save to your smartphone or via their desktop site at cartwheel.target. com. Browse deals, pick the ones you want and show the barcode at checkout. (Be aware: Cartwheel requires a Facebook login to save, and this likely means another way for Zuckerberg to track you. Refer back to that corporate responsibility I mentioned and take appropriate precautions.)
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FIND ART and more this Friday, Venues open 5 - 8 pm PATIT CREEK CELLARS TASTING ROOM
ADAMS STREET AREA BARRISTER WINERY
1213 W. RAILROAD AVE. Presenting Jeannine Marx Fruci’s exhibit: “Feelings of Home.” Artists’ reception at 5 pm with Beacon Hill’s Bistro Buffet 6-8pm. “Lonesome” Lyle Morse plays acoustic blues, 6:30-10 pm. Reserve a table 465-3591.
KOLVA SULLIVAN GALLERY
115 S. ADAMS ST., SUITE A Featuring Julia Galloway’s exhibit: “Function = Beauty.” Professor of ceramics and Director of the School of Art at the University of Montana, Julia works with functional forms. Artist reception.
TRACKSIDE STUDIO CERAMIC ART GALLERY
115 S. ADAMS ST. Artists, Gina Freuen, Chris Kelsey and Mark Moore, are creating for November a fun show for holiday shopping “Under 13 Inches for Under $130.” Wood, soda and gas fired ceramics.
CARNEGIE SQUARE AREA ANDY’S BAR & GRILL
1401 W. 1ST AVE. Featuring local photographer Robert Heagy. Robert’s photos capture the beauty of the inland northwest and highlight some of Spokane’s hidden treasures.
DAVENPORT HOTEL AND STEAM PLANT AREA * BABY BAR
827 W. 1ST AVE. (behind Neato Burrito) Join us for First Friday. We have Encaustic paintings by Ara Lyman & live music at 9pm by BBBBBandits, Rice Queen, Camaros.
GRANDE RONDE CELLARS
822 W. SPRAGUE AVE. (across from the Davenport) Featuring fiber artist Helen Parsons. Also featuring pottery by Mike Buck. Guitar by Maxie Ray Mills. Happy Hour/Artists Reception 5-7pm, Live Music 6-9pm.
901 W. 1ST AVE. Come in and join us at the Sapphire Lounge. Get an artistic, handcrafted cocktail, fresh-squeezed juices & delicious flatbreads. Relax & be surrounded by stained-glass art, amazing chandeliers, great music & warm, romantic vibes!
159 S. LINCOLN ST. The Art of Wood - A collection of artisans’ work: wine racks, vessels, musical instruments and treasure chests made of unique and rare woods with techniques that are truly sculptural. Plus sample Steam Plant’s own brews while you enjoy the work.
DOWNTOWN CORE AREA ARBOR CREST TASTING ROOM 808 W. MAIN AVE. (River Park Square, third level) Award-winning “Americana” artist Patti Simpson Ward shares her warm, colorful artwork of winter and holiday scenes of Spokane and the Northwest.
AVENUE WEST GALLERY
707 W. MAIN AVE. (Crescent Court skywalk level) Featuring Ray Loff redo for November. His mission is to make utilitarian wares that are artistic and functional. The title of his show is “Porcelain Stoneware, Raku Functional and Decorative Ceramics”. Artist reception. Refreshments and music.
BOZZI COLLECTION GALLERY
211 N. WALL ST. Bozzi Collection is proud to feature new works from artist Ildikó Kalapács. Kalapács’s work examines the relationship between the physical and the psychological.
BRICK WALL GALLERY
BENNETT BLOCK, MAIN & HOWARD (2nd floor skywalk level) The Brickwall Photographic Gallery is featuring Rebecca Tifft for November. Rebecca is a wildlife photographer from the Northwest. Open until 8:30 pm
516 W. RIVERSIDE AVE. “A World Beyond,” the works of photographer LuAnn Ostergaard & her son sculptor Joseph Rastovich. Both artists are inspired by the imperfect world of metal, whether forming it or photographing it.
DOWNTOWN SPOKANE LIBRARY
906 W. MAIN AVE. Come and see beautiful abstract artwork from Penny Cannon of Penny’s Palette! Holiday gift ideas also for sale!
KRESS GALLERY/RIVER PARK SQUARE
808 W. MAIN AVE. (3rd floor) Kress Gallery, 3rd Floor River Park Square (Behind Food Court): “Come Play With Me”Whimsical & colorfully designed artwork by local artist, Debbie McCulley in oil, acrylic, giclees & mixed media on canvas.
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Toreson will be featuring a collection of Fine Art Photography titled, “Journey Through”. Music by Karrie O’Neill and a visit from micro boutique winery, Anelare. Open until 10pm. 5 Wineries, 50 Wines, 1 Location.
331 W. MAIN AVE. Nikai Birchler will feature his recent artistic endeavors. Ranging from his “Protest Song Series”, inspired by Zuccotti Park during the Occupy Wall Street protests, to his “Soul Maps Series”
718 W. MAIN AVE. Tree Trimming! 5-7pm. Learn tips to decorating you tree for the holiday season, from our Design Specialist Ann-Jeannette!
HERBAL ESSENCE CAFÉ
STEELHEAD BAR & GRILLE
HISTORIC LIBERTY BUILDING
218 N. HOWARD ST. Please join us for First Friday and view the wide range of photos by Jenny Lange; large black and whites vinyls, scenes from an antique auto ranch and colorful graffiti from Spain.
8 N. POST ST, SUITE 8 Stop by Whitestone Winery, on your art tour, and see works by local artist Irene Dahl. We will also be featuring live music by Todd and Ellicia Milne from 6-9pm.
EAST DOWNTOWN AREA AUNTIES BOOKSTORE
402 W. MAIN (Liberty Building) 3 Minute Mic - Open Mic Poetry 7-9pm (sign up starts at 6:30). Read an original poem or maybe even just read a personal favorite. Feel free to just come and listen. All ages are welcome!
River Park Square, 3rd floor, Food Court, Chase Middle School Orchestra, 7th & 8th grade large string orchestra, will be performing a variety of pieces representing different times, cultures and styles. IMAX at Riverfront Park, 6-8pm - “Singing in the New Year” a karaoke style competition. Open to ages 10 and above. For more info and to sign up go to www. firstnightspokane.org. Winner will receive $1,000 grand prize.
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906 W. 2ND AVE. BISTANGO MARTINI LOUNGE (across from the Steam Plant) 108 N. POST ST. Carrie Vielle showing her “Sirens: Live music by Dirk Swartz a study of the human body” series. singer/songwriter and guitarist Music by Ghanian Musician Ataa at Big Hair revolution. A fi rst Friday Favorite! Happy Hour Adjiri, 6-7:30pm and Eugene 4-6pm, Half price Eats menu Jablonsky Jazz Trio with Eugene, NECTAR TASTING ROOM 5-8pm and Spokane’s BEST Rick Westrick and Barry Aiken, 120 N. STEVEN ST. Cocktails! Photographer/artist Crystal 7:45-9:30pm. downtownspokane.org | spokanearts.org | Brought to you by Downtown Spokane Partnership and Spokane Arts Commission
115 N. WASHINGTON ST. Please join us this Friday for the whimsical one-of-a-kind cityscapes by artist Jami Lord. 402 W. MAIN AVE. River Ridge Fine Arts Association on our 2nd floor & Art by Rachel Dolezal & others on our Mezzanine. Mixed media showing by multiple artists.
HILLS’ RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
401 W. MAIN AVE. Please join us for First Friday. Gretchen & The Wolf playing fun & happy music! 6-9pm
LEFTBANK WINE BAR
108 N. WASHINGTON, SUITE 105 Featuring a wide variety of art styles by Maren Wands: paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and more! Vin Du Lac from Lake Chelan pouring a tasting that will cover a spectrum of their amazingly balanced and palate pleasing wines. Music by Carey Brazil & Jay Condiotti, 7pm.
November 1st! POTTERY PLACE PLUS
203 N. WASHINGTON ST. (main floor of Auntie’s) MARRIAGE (of industrial and organic design). Works by artist Randi Harris. She marries urban sights like powerlines with natural objects like birds and trees creating a truly interesting composition.
SANTÉ RESTAURANT & CHARCUTERIE
404 W. MAIN AVE. Please join us for the November First Friday. We are featuring artist Chef Jeremy L. Hansen’s black & white captures of food.
FIRST AVENUE AREA EAST END
401 W. 1ST AVE. “The Art of Interior Design and Architecture,” area architects and interior designers will be showing renderings, models and personal works of art for November’s First Friday.
nYne BAR & BISTRO
232 W. SPRAGUE AVE. Featuring surreal impressionism paintings of the night sky by Serge. Ask about our drink specials.
PRIME REAL ESTATE GROUP
417 W. 1ST AVE. Please join us for the November First Friday from 6-7pm to show our appreciation for the Spokane community. We have photo booth style photos taken by Ryan Lindberg along with refreshments.
FIRST AVENUE AREA WEST END
1021 W. 1ST AVE Featuring Joanne Wissink’s hand made leather jewelry creations. Come meet the artist and find out more about what goes into making her amazing jewelry!
SPOKANE LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM 1201 W. 1ST AVE. We are opening our doors for First Friday in appreciation to those in law enforcement who keep our communities safe. Come and see an amazing collection of artifacts and memorabilia. Refreshments. Donations appreciated.
NORTH BANK AREA CHOCOLATE APOTHECARY
621 W. MALLON AVE. (in the Flour Mill) Featuring new works by artist Steven A. Scroggins. Scroggins employs a variety of techniques and media in his work, ranging from found objects, sculpture, and collaged poetry incorporated on the canvas, to more traditional oil and acrylic painting.
HO HO TERIYAKI CHICKEN
621 W. MALLON AVE., (in the Flour Mill) Featuring the beautiful watercolor paintings of owner Ho Lan. Don’t forget to try our fabulous menu! 4-7pm.
The Ice Palace is open! Come enjoy this fun winter activity in Riverfront Park.
SOUTH DOWNTOWN AREA
157 S. HOWARD ST. (across from Interplayers) Please join us for November. We have artist Aimee Skaer showing her work. Ask about out drink specials!
SECOND SPACE GALLERY
608 W. 2ND AVE. Join Barili Cellars on First Friday from 4-9pm and enjoy current wine releases and fun art. For November, artist Jim Dhillon will bring his colorful and interesting paintings to Barili.
176 S. HOWARD ST., SUITE A Featuring artist Meredith DeMent and her colorful acrylic abstracts along with Peyton Taylor’s masterful, award winning feline digital art. See offerings by local jewelers as well.
174 S. HOWARD ST. Featuring internationally acclaimed photographer, artist and adventurer Anthony Boccaccio. Anthony began his photographic career with National Geographic Magazine in 1971.
RED DRAGON DOWNTOWN
1406 W. 3RD AVE. Museum quality, historical lifesized portraits of my family cira 1920 China. Belly dancing in the Red Lantern Lounge starting at 5pm.
610 W. 2ND AVE. Artist James Mulvania’s paintings and illustrations are peaceful, fresh, surreal, wild, weird and even musical. Skiers and snowboarders, fantasy and sci-fi lovers should not miss this. Wine tasting is available next door at Barili’s Cellars!
ROBERT KARL CELLARS
115 W. PACIFIC AVE., Historic Warehouse District (aka SODO) Jennifer DeBarros, photography student at EWU and artist featured in Terrain 6, showcases her ever developing artistic curiosity in her photography exhibit. We will be tasting the newly released 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon.
VINTAGE HILL CELLARS
319 W. 2ND AVE. “Wine-spiration” by wine barrel artist, John Dunning, will be on exhibit. Come enjoy the hand crafted furniture and home décor that John has created for the holiday season. Artist reception.
UNIVERSITY DISTRICT ELIXIR SALON
728 E. SPRAGUE AVE. We are featuring local artist Christopher Defeo who will have
a permanent small gallery in our salon.
39 W. 2ND AVE. We have artist Emily Travis displaying for the November First Friday. Music by Rob Bryceson! Featuring EMVY & BridgePress Cellars/ 2012 Award Winning Wines
SARANAC ART PROJECTS
25 W. MAIN AVE. “Implement” an exhibit of new works by SAP members Mariah Boyle and Kurt Madison. Mariah and Kurt will be inter-mixing their work to build a single exhibition experience.
SPOKANE PUBLIC MARKET
24 W. 2ND AVE. Please join us for the November First Friday we are featuring pottery by Lea Larson. Music by Steve Crecia.
FIRST FRIDAY BIKE RIDE!
Starts at the Spokane Public Market, Marketplace Cork & Keg from 6-7ish and then pedaling through the city to enjoy the newly incorporated bike lanes! Purchase a “SPOKE” card and receive sweet BOGO deals at participating venues (SPOKE card funds go to support Spokane Oasis Market Garden project and the Spokane Public Market).
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Blue Moon® Mountain Abbey Ale Pot Roast INGREDIENTS 1 3–4 lb. chuck roast Salt & Pepper Flour for roast 4–5 tbsp. olive oil 2 large onions, quartered 2 large carrots, chopped 3 cloves of garlic 2 bottles of Blue Moon® Mountain Abbey Ale 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce 1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes 3 cups beef stock 2 sprigs fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 1 tbsp. paprika Butter
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SERVES: 8 | PREP TIME: 15 - 20 min | COOK TIME: 3 - 3.5hrs | DIFFICULTY: Easy INSTRUCTIONS Season chuck roast with salt and pepper on all sides. Roll in and cover with flour, including ends. In a large Dutch oven, heat two to three tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the roast to the pot and sear all sides, about 4–5 minutes per side; then remove and set aside. Add a little more olive oil to the Dutch oven along with onions, carrots, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Cook until onions become soft, about 10 minutes. Add beer and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil. Then add the tomatoes, stock, thyme, bay leaves, paprika, and a bit more salt, mixing well. Put the seared pot roast back into the pot, and bring it to a boil. Cover the pot and place in conventional oven for 3–3.5 hours at 325°F, until the meat is fork-tender. Remove meat and place the Dutch oven back onto the stovetop. Either with a stick blender or food processor, blend the cooking liquid. Bring it to a simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2 tbsp. of butter to the liquid; this is now your gravy.
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The Doors Lend Me a Tenor’s life lesson: Every time a door slams shut, another one opens BY E.J. IANNELLI
ake City Playhouse’s Lend Me a Tenor holds out the promise of action before anyone steps onstage. Although the set itself — a two-room hotel suite in Cleveland, Ohio — is static, along the back wall stands a row of five doors, not counting a sixth that’s situated perpendicularly to the audience on a partial wall dividing the bedroom from the lounge. That array of a half-dozen doors clearly wouldn’t be there without good reason, and for audiences unfamiliar with this hyperactive farce, part of its fun lies in seeing who among the eight-person cast will use which door for what purpose over the course of its one dramatic evening. Fittingly, everything is set in motion by the opening of a door. Maggie Saunders (Alyssa Herzinger) is swooning over a radio broadcast of famed opera tenor Tito Merelli (Ricardo Rivera) as her high-strung, would-be fiancé Max (Steven M. Anderson) enters the suite, explaining that Merelli, due to arrive for a performance later that evening, wasn’t where he was expected to be. Much agitation and hand-wringing, made all the more acute by Maggie’s irascible father Henry (Dave Rideout), who’s gone to great lengths to arrange Merelli’s performance this evening as the lead in Otello. “Il Stupendo” finally arrives in the company of his wife Maria (Trigger Weddle). He’s not feeling well due to overeating, and she’s still stewing over his flirtations with a waitress — not his first, we’re told. A few spats and misunderstandings later, people have already begun hiding in bathrooms and closets, and Maria has slammed the door on her way out, leaving an irate Dear John letter for Tito. That letter will propel him into fits of remorse and self-pity, and also be misinterpreted by his minders, who mistake him for dead after he passes out from too much wine and pills. This leaves Max and Henry in a bind. They’ve got to ensure that Tito’s comatose body remains undiscovered by autograph hunters like the camp bellhop (Brandon Montag), arts patron Julia (Monica Thomas), and even Tito’s seductive operatic co-star, Diana (Hannah Paton) while passing off Max, now dressed in a wig and blackface, as a suitable proxy for the international star. To help them pull this off, those six doors will offer some means to escape, stall or hide. Every one of them will be put to good use, over and over. Most of these actors aren’t regulars on the Lake City Playhouse stage, which might make their reliability harder to predict beforehand, but the casting is definitely sound. Rivera is fantastic as Tito,
Brandon Montag and Alyssa Herzinger star in Lake City Playhouse’s Lend Me a Tenor. PHOTO COURTESY OF LAKE CITY PLAYHOUSE capturing all the spontaneous passion, bewilderment and histrionic woe that the role calls for; his impeccable accent never falters. Weddle, despite the overall brevity of her stage time, is fiery Maria through and through. Montag’s exuberant bellhop is the screwball in an already screwball company, reminiscent of Stephen Stucker as Johnny in Airplane! Both Rideout and Herzinger are adequate in what are relatively straight-faced roles by comparison. As Max, however, Anderson comes across as a bit too whiny and ineffectual. There’s no doubt that his newfound confidence as “Tito” has to contrast with his earlier behavior, but neither should the transformation be quite so night-and-day. Costumes deserve as much attention for being inconspicuous as when they stand out. Here, Jamie Russell’s very contemporary (c. 1930s) choices are a seamless part of a production in which so many of them end up on the floor. But perhaps the highest credit should go Lake City’s team of technicians and designers for building a set that can withstand so much routine and necessary abuse. Lend Me a Tenor • Thu-Sat, 7:30 pm; Sun, 2 pm; through Nov. 10 • $11-$17 • Lake City Playhouse • 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene • lakecityplayhouse.org • (208) 667-1323
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The Pumpkin Spice Latte craze is bigger than Starbucks BY LISA WAANANEN AND CHEY SCOTT
Coeur Coffeehouse gets in on the obsession with their own pumpkin spice latte. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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sk certain people, and they will tell you autumn is defined in three words: Pumpkin. Spice. Latte. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the famous Starbucks beverage — now affectionately branded as “PSL” — and more than 200 million have been sold since its debut a decade ago. Starbucks executives who were part of the development team revealed this year that the beverage almost never happened — initial market testing placed it far below other seasonal concepts like cinnamon spice and chocolate caramel. But that tepid response was overwhelmed almost immediately with consumer love once the drink hit stores, and the craze hasn’t faded. It’s a corporate dream — a product that not only gained a loyal following, but became synonymous with an entire season. It’s become such a phenomenon that even local non-Starbucks coffee shops have given in to customer demand. (And they’ve made some great concoctions — more on that in a minute.) “We hear from our customers yearround that drinking their first Pumpkin Spice Latte is when they know fall has arrived,” Starbucks executive Cliff Burrows said in a press release heralding the drink as the “most popular seasonal beverage of all time.” Last year, aficionados panicked when it was reported that some Starbucks locations were running short of the coveted seasonal syrup. This year, Starbucks’ pumpkin spice empire has been threatened in another way, with McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts rolling out their own versions. But Starbucks needn’t worry about loyalty — when the company released 600 limited-edition commemorative mugs decked out in pumpkincolored Swarovski crystals this year for $150 apiece, the mugs sold out in less than two hours. The drink is like a personal pumpkin pie in a cup — silky and golden-colored, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkled with spice. Take a sip, and it’s hard to imagine a pumpkin spice latte any other way. But Starbucks isn’t the only place to get a pumpkin spice latte in this town, and we visited a handful of local shops that craft their own pumpkin spice lattes for the fall season.
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Coeur’s pumpkin spice mix. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
WHAT’S IN PUMPKIN SPICE? It would be hard to perfectly rep-
At Coeur Coffeehouse (701 N. Monroe), the pumpkin spice latte makes Starbucks’ polished version seem a little too perfect. The blend of local licate any locally created PSLs, yet whole milk and housemade you might already have the ingredisauce tastes like a homemade ents in your spice rack to make your pumpkin pie — the type with a own pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle a thick, hand-rolled crust, toasty bit into your coffee with some sugar around the edges. It caused a and cream to create a simple (nonminor scandal when Starbucks latte) pumpkin spice coffee. confirmed its pumpkin spice 2 tbsp. ground cinnamon latte contains no actual pump1 tbsp. ground ginger kin, but you can rest assured 2 tsp. ground nutmeg that Coeur’s version does. ½ tsp. allspice The version at Boots ½ tsp. ground cloves Bakery & Lounge (24 W. Whisk together all spices and Main) also includes pumpkin, store in an airtight container. along with molasses, maple Recipe from Parade.com syrup and pumpkin pie spices. Lightly sweet, it’s also available in a chai or a steamer for those who want their PS sans L. Owner Alison Collins says they didn’t have any ready when Starbucks rolled out its pumpkin spice latte earlier than usual this year, but people immediately started asking about it. “So of course we made it, and we’ve been making it ever since,” she says. Up on the North Side of Spokane, custom syrups are becoming a signature touch at the Maple Street Bistro (5520 N. Maple) where the pumpkin spice lattes aren’t too sweet, but carefully balanced between a warm spice mix and bitter espresso. (For those who gag at the idea of a sickly sweet coffee drink, try this). Though its syrup contains pumpkin purée, that flavor is mostly masked by the accompanying spices. Still, that cozy, rich taste the PSL has become known for definitely is present. Maple Street Bistro co-owner DeAnna Woodard says the café’s growing list of housemade coffee syrups debuted about six months ago, including non-seasonal flavors like agave cinnamon and brown sugar. Since Maple Street’s pumpkin spice showed up on the café board several weeks ago, it’s been noticeably popular, and Woodard says the flavor should stay on the menu until early spring. Handmade syrups play a big role in Revel 77’s (3223 E. 57th) stripped-down coffee philosophy. Even though the young South Hill coffee shop is making a name for itself by shying away from major corporate-chain fads, owners Mike and Deb Nelson still realize there are some trends customers just won’t let go of. Yet Revel 77’s pumpkin spice latte syrup sticks to the basics, too. It’s low in sugar and incorporates real pumpkin purée alongside the collection of signature spices. In yet another twist on the classic, Atticus Coffee & Gifts’ (222 N. Howard) version of the fall drink doesn’t contain any pumpkin, instead getting its flavor from a combination of vanilla syrup and several good shakes of dry pumpkin spice stirred in. Despite the absence of actual pumpkin, the spices create those ideal flavor notes that make this fall beverage so… well, fall. n
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rom the road, one might see the broad, two-story Service Station building and wonder why a coffeehouse would need so much space. The tables and couches inside the roomy, European-style café are constantly filled with families, students, couples and friends sipping on coffee and snacking on goodies, but that’s just one room. The Service Station runs the rest of the building as an event center. Four rooms can be rented out for various occasions, including business meetings, conferences, Christmas parties, baby showers, weddings and wedding receptions. There’s the Green Room (set up like a living room), a boardroom, conference room and an auditorium. Christian concerts are one thing the Service Station has been known for since it first opened in 2005, says owner Anita Genova. The artists sometimes break the Christian-genre bounds, but for the most part the bands who perform tend to be on the mellow side. You probably wouldn’t catch a band like AC/DC playing here, Genova jokes. Among recent performances was a show by Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman. In addition to providing event space and selling coffee, the Service Station seeks to give back
to the community. “The reason why [it’s called] ‘Service Station’ is because we serve the city of Spokane,” she says. “We are an organization that supports good causes in town.” For example, nonprofits that rent rooms receive 10 percent off their booking cost. The Service Station also sells food from Christ Kitchen, as well as hats and backpacks from Krochet Kids, a nonprofit that sells handmade products made by women in Uganda and Peru. Even in their coffee choices, Genova says she wants to help third-world countries. Their coffee comes from Dominion Trading Coffee in Ethiopia. “We buy a little bit more expensive coffee to keep people in Africa employed,” she says. Right now the Service Station has seasonal drinks — a pumpkin latte (med. $4.76) and pumpkin chai (med. $4.22) — along with seasonal pastries like pumpkin bars and cool mint brownies ($2.95). They also have beer and wine, plus a whole host of lunch and breakfast items, including breakfast burritos ($4.25), kale salad ($4, $5.50) and paninis ($6.95). Service Station • 9315 N. Nevada St.• Open Mon-Fri, 6 am to 9 pm; Sat-Sun, 7 am to 9 pm • servicestationcoffee.com • 466-1696
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ustomers lean over the glass, examining the 48 flavors of ice cream with the scrutiny of diamond cutters. An employee hands over a sample and says with a laugh that they definitely don’t brag about being a low-fat ice cream shop. That’s because at Pete and Belle’s Ice Cream Shop, the ice cream is super-premium, meaning the dessert contains a low percentage of air and high butterfat content. When ice cream is made, air is whipped into the mixture to keep it from being a frozen block. The amount of air — called the overrun — determines the ice cream’s density. With a maximum 20-percent overrun and a minimum 14-percent butterfat, Pete and Belle’s ice cream is quite dense. “That combined makes it smooth and creamy in your mouth,” says Aaron Blackmer, who owns the shop and the adjacent Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory with his wife Rachelle. The couple named the shop after their children, Peter and Annabelle, who can never agree on a favorite ice cream. Beyond the 48 flavors on display, there are more than 130 flavors that can be rotated in. The Snap-O-Lantern — a spicy pumpkin flavor with gingersnap cookies — and the Caramel Apple Pie are a couple of the seasonal choices. Eggnog is on its way. We tried the Zanzibar chocolate ice cream, made with three kinds of cocoa, giving it a fudge-brownie flavor. The taste was deep, dark and definitely smooth, and the ice cream was substantial even without any customary fillings like chocolate chips or peanut butter cups. One scoop of three caffeinated chocolate flavors — Iced LattéDa, Heaps of Gold and Peanut Butta — equals the amount of caffeine in a 16-ounce Red Bull, Blackmer says. There’s even a flavor for beer drinkers. The Scotch Ale Caramel Crunch is made with Stone of Scone ale, caramel ripple and Heath pieces. Kids also have a lot to choose from, including a red, yellow and blue Superman flavor and the bright Blue Moon flavor that tastes just like the milk left behind from a bowl of Fruit Loops. Sizes come in bowls or cones with a kid’s scoop ($1.99), single scoop ($2.40) or double scoop ($3.85). The menu goes on from there, with shakes, malts, floats, sundaes, even ice cream cakes. Pete and Belle’s Ice Cream Shop • 1330 N. Argonne Road, Suite C, Spokane Valley • Open Mon-Sat, 10 am to 8 pm; Sun, 11 am to 6 pm • petebelles.com • 924-4718
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PIZZA BABS’ PIZZERIA 1319 Highway 2 | Sandpoint 208-265-7992 Head over to Sandpoint when you need more than just another cheese pizza. New York-style, thin-crust pizza is the name of the game at this pizzeria, which offers specialties like the Village (pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, crumbled feta), the Little Italy (marinara, sweet sausage, green peppers, red onions) and the Hell’s Kitchen (spinach, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and chicken), which blend flavors that demand another visit. BENNIDITO’S 1426 S. Lincoln St. | 455-7411 Each of the 24 pizzas on the menu features thick, hand-tossed crust that’s soft and “bready” around the rim with a thin and crisp center, making it a “best of both worlds” type of pie. Choices go way beyond just plain cheese pizza — like the Maui Wowie, the Saxon, Boogie Fever, or numerous “primo” options to enjoy. They also serve hot sandwiches, salads and a bevy of
craft brews and wine, making this a popular mid-South Hill hangout. FIRE ARTISAN PIZZA 816 W. Sprague Ave. | 413-1856 With a classy, welcoming ambience, the Spokane installment of Fire Artisan Pizza serves the same fresh pizza as its sister restaurant in Coeur d’Alene. There’s a range of pizzas, from margherita to one loaded with sausage, pepperoni, salami and bacon. The artisan pizzas are all cooked in a brick oven and toppings range from the simple to the gourmet. MACKENZIE RIVER PIZZA 9225 N. Nevada St. | 413-1043 With a northern Rockies lodge feel, eating pizza sounds much more cozy in this Montana-based chain. Nearly two dozen pizzas are on the menu, with toppings like pine nuts, crumbled bleu cheese and mandarin oranges. Creative toppings rest on sourdough, natural grain, and thick or thin crust, including one that’s gluten free. All three Spokane locations (upper South Hill, the north end of Nevada Street and the new
downtown location) are spacious and work well for large groups and date nights alike. PACIFIC AVENUE PIZZA 2001 W. Pacific Ave. | 624-0236 Sit out on the patio in Browne’s Addition in the evening sun. Leaf through the Transformers comic book the menus come in. And then order a pizza — yeah, sandwiches are on the menu, but this place is about pizza — with names like the Gladiator (meat, mushrooms, sausage, pepperoni) or the MAC (white and red sauce, chicken, artichoke, bacon). Or go with our favorite: the gourmet barbecue chicken. Vegetarians, try the Leonilda.
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his manipulative education has inculcated in him. This is far more science fiction of ideas than of action, and it demands discussion of its ideas — but it doesn’t want you to question them too much. Another problem with Ender’s Game: Ender’s aboutface is possible because, we’re told, he has a special sort of empathy with his enemies that helps him to understand and even love them. But we never see how this is possible, given the numerous bullies he faces in his various schools, and certainly see nothing that would explain the empathy he comes to have with the Formics. A certain connection between Ender and the aliens jumps will win the war decisively. Andrew “Ender” Wiggin out at the end as an almost mystical thing, entirely at (Asa Butterfield) is plucked from his regular school to odds with the film’s hard-science-based approach up to attend the orbiting Battle School, because Colonel Graff that point. (Harrison Ford) and Major Anderson (Viola Davis), Why is this version of Ender’s Game probably best who run the place, think he could be the military genius suited to kids? For one, the tactics and strategies that they’re looking for. amaze Ender’s elders don’t seem terribly ingeWhat makes Ender stand out? He accidentally stumbled upon the strategy ENDER’S GAME nious. All the adults are stunned by how Ender utilizes a new weapon in a battle scenario. Earth’s leaders believe is needed to defeat Rated PG-13 How can the weapon’s designers not have had the Formics: preemptive assholery on a Directed by Gavin Hood this in mind? personal level and preemptive war on a Starring Harrison Ford, Asa And while it’s commendable for the film societal one. It’s prison rules as a cultural Butterfield to play around with zero-gravity ideas — philosophy: beat up the biggest badass in there’s no up or down in space — and smart the yard, so no one else even thinks about of Ender to have figured this out on his first trip off the beating you up in the future. planet, it’s ridiculous that the Formics haven’t realized it. Ender’s Game is all might-makes-right and justification Adult sci-fi fans will find much of what goes on here to be for violence. Ender himself articulates it neatly at one rather simplistic. point: “Follow the rules, you lose; choose violence, you Watch Ender’s Game with a kid... and talk about it win.” What just barely saves the movie as worth a look afterward. Unless you’re cool with an endorsement of for kids (and probably only kids; more on that in a mopreemptive violence as a life philosophy. ment) is that Ender eventually rebels against the attitudes
Ender’s Game proves overly simplistic on the big screen BY MARYANN JOHANSON
haven’t even read the book. I know this must be the case, because there’s little here that can account for how highly fans rate Orson Scott Card’s 1985 novel. For the book and its hero Ender Wiggin to be as beloved as they are, there’s gotta be some heart lurking in there somewhere. My soul, alas, was never stirred by this film adaptation. My spirit did not soar. However, my intellect twitched a bit in ways that made my heart ache disagreeably. This Ender’s Game — from writer-director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Rendition) — engages the mind, in some ways that are uncomfortable yet never intriguingly so, but does not engage the heart. That odd omission could be intentional, because the big ideas of this strange mashup of Starship Troopers and Harry Potter — gifted kids go to fascist military school! — seem positive only if your heart is made of stone. Decades after Earth repelled an invasion by insect-like aliens that killed tens of millions of humans, the planet is preparing for another potential invasion by the Formics by training all kids in tactics and strategy, in the hopes of finding a new “Julius Caesar or a Napoleon” who
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OPENING FILMS Rocky Braat, while traveling through India, discovers a slum orphanage filled with children who are suffering from HIV. Abandoned by their parents and ostracized because of their disease, Braat finds himself connecting with these suffering kids. Unable to adopt all of them, idealist Braat instead moves to India, and director Steve Hoover films Braat’s interactions with children who suffer, but still know how to smile in this heartwrenching documentary about friendship. Unrated (ER)
Some people are bonkers, as evidenced by the four runners featured in this gorgeously produced documentary. They are each running in four different races, each entailing a five-day, 155-mile trek through some of the planet’s most brutal deserts. At first the film seems like a simple, “look-at-these-weirdos” type story, but soon things turn much, much more serious. At Magic Lantern (MB) Not Rated
Decades after Earth repelled an invasion by insect-like aliens who killed tens of millions of humans, the planet is preparing for another invasion by the “Formics” that may or may not come by training all kids in tactics and strategy in the hopes of finding a new “Julius Caesar or a Napoleon” who will win the war decisively. Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) is plucked from his regular school to attend the orbiting Battle School, because Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and Major Anderson (Viola Davis), who run the place, think he could be the legendary-scale genius they’re looking for. (MJ) PG-13
As Thanksgiving approaches, so does, apparently, the turkey buddy films. When two turkeys from opposite sides of the track team up to stop the Thanksgiving slaughter, they travel back in time to the very first Thanksgiving to take turkey off the menu, permanently. What ensues is a bunch of silliness and a lot of turkey jokes, just in time for the holiday season.
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When Billy decides to finally tie the knot to a much younger woman, he calls out his senior friends for one last hurrah, which of course means a bachelor party in Las Vegas. What ensues is typical “I’m old” jokes — from not knowing who rapper Fifty-Cent is to the always hilarious complaints about medication and bad hips — this flick covers age by laughing at it. With an all-star cast of actors including Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline, this comedy once again revisits the notion that although people may age, they don’t actually mature. (ER) PG-13
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Tiger Chen plays himself as a Tai Chi student with great potential but little respect for the philosophical teachings of his martial arts form. When recruited by Donaka Mark, portrayed by Keanu Reeves, to fight in an underground fighting ring, at first Chen refuses. But with the potential shutdown of his temple, the money offered becomes too great a temptation. The fights grow steadily until Chen himself finds lost in sheer brutality and unable to discern why he started fighting in the first place. Reeves also directs. (ER) Rated R
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In 2006, Jason DaSilva fell down. He was 25 years old, and a few months earlier his doctors had diagnosed him with multiple sclerosis. The fall was the beginning of the loss of his legs, and the start of his mother’s firm “no whining” policy. Instead of giving up, DaSilva instead begins to film his illness, the frustration and the triumphs as he travels the world on a journey of self-discovery and healing. As DaSilva falls in love Alice Cook and comes to term with an illness that is consuming him, he finds himself more determined to live than ever. At Magic Lantern. (ER) Unrated
NOW PLAYING We never learn the name (or anything else) of the grizzled yachtsman (Robert Redford) whose eight-day fight to survive on the open sea is chronicled in J.C. Chandor’s magnificently primal All Is Lost. After all, how in the world are we supposed to sympathize with our soggy protagonist if we don’t know details about a rift with his daughter, or a childhood trauma he needs to overcome, or even why he’s sailing alone in the middle of nowhere? Chandor refuses to waste time on such frills, allowing Redford’s status as iconic figure to do much of the heavy lifting. The result is a kind of pure visual cinema that tramples the listlessness of other films that call themselves “action movies.” (SR) Rated PG-13
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The Jackass crew makes its triumphant return as Johnny Knoxville takes on 86-year-old Irving Zisman, while he and his grandson, Billy, played by Jackson Nicoll, travel across country. Apparently the fake old people doing bad things trope hasn’t been beaten to death with a stick just yet, as Zisman performs prank after obnoxious prank on unsuspecting victims, who can’t believe this “grandpa’s” behavior. (But, of course, they attempt to help him through his illegal or just plain stupid predicaments.) Some of the highlights include, in typical Jackass fashion, thievery, crashing into giant penguins and putting a child stripper routine into a beauty pageant. (ER) Rated R ...continued on next page
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New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) is down on her luck. Her marriage to a wealthy husband (Alec Baldwin) fell apart after he lost all their money in a Wall Street scam, forcing Jasmine to move to San Francisco to live with her sister, Ginger, a grocery store clerk. To Jasmine, it seems like there’s not much left in her life to look forward to, as she struggles to cope with her downfall from a life of luxury to one where she’s forced to decide whether she should become a dental receptionist or a nurse. Writer/director Woody Allen presents us a modern yet familiar character study of how the haves and the havenots perceive themselves. (CS) PG-13
The true story of the Vermont cargo ship captain who delivers food and water to Africa, and whose ship is hijacked by Somali pirates is both a nail-biter and a fascinating character study, mostly centering on the relationship between the cool, calm captain (Tom Hanks) and the determined but unsure pirate leader Muse (newcomer Barkhad Abdi). The adventure parts are thrilling, the attack and takeover is unnerving, the lifeboat sequences are claustrophobic. Another great film from director Paul Greengrass (United 93, the first two Bourne entries). (ES) Rated PG-13
Chloe Grace Moretz revives Carrie White, a shy, lonely girl who craves love and attention from the very group that viscously bullies her. Her overly religious mom, portrayed by Julianne Moore, isn’t much help either, as her solution to Carrie’s woes is corporal punishment. When she’s invited to prom (yeah, we know how this is going to end) and is pushed too far, she goes on a telekinetic rampage with a body count in this retelling of Stephen King’s classic novel. (ER) Rated R
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Flint Lockwood (voice of Bill Hader,) the lovable inventor, has achieved his dreams and is now working for his idol, Chester V, creating things to benefit society. But when he learns that the food machine he thought he had destroyed is still up and running this time producing scary humanoid food hybrids including melonheads, mosquitoasts, and shrimpanzees he and his team, including love interest and weather girl Sam Sparks (voice of Anna Faris,) must get rid of the machine once and for all in this animated flick. PG (ER)
With an all-star cast, director Ridley Scott shines light on the extravagant nature of greed. When a lawyer (Michael Fassbender) wants to make himself a quick buck, he decides to involve himself in the world of drug trafficking. All does not go as planned, of course, and the fallout affects everyone in his life, including beautiful fiancée (Penelope Cruz), seedy middleman (Brad Pitt) and mysterious power couple (Cameron Diaz and Javier Bardem). (ER) Rated R
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Rises) stars in and makes his writingdirecting feature debut as Jon, a nightclub hopper who likes and regularly scores with the ladies, but gets more satisfaction watching porn at home on his laptop. There aren’t too many sex-porn-addiction comedies out there, but this one kind of shines. A great supporting cast: Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore as possible love interests, Tony Danza and Glenne Headley as Jon’s parents, only make things better. (ES) Rated R
Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a divorcee, is facing the possibility of an empty nest, as her daughter goes off to college. As she bonds with similarly situated Albert (James Gandolfini) and the two click, it seems like the perfect romance. Eva also befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), whose only flaw is her tendency to rag on and on about her ex-husband. When this friend’s exhusband turns out to be her new boyfriend, Eva suddenly finds herself looking at Albert through Marianne’s eyes. (ER) Rated R
Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) breaks out of prisons for a living. But when his last job goes wrong and he is effectively buried in a high-tech security facility so far off the map his own team can’t find him, he knows he’s been set up. Recruiting fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to make one last escape from the most fortified prison in the world might seem a little cheesy, but the big explosions and promises of punishment make up for it in this action-oozing flick. (ER) Rated R
THE FIFTH ESTATE
This film, about Julian Assange, the mysterious fellow who founded WikiLeaks, should have been an exciting and informative trip through the world of whistleblowing. Unfortunately, the whole affair is kinda flat, dull and repetitive, making sure to present Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) as a pretty darn unlikable fellow. He may be passionate about helping to right the world’s wrongs, but he’s so full of himself and lacking in social graces, he’s no one you want to spend time with, even if he stays up on the movie screen. WikiLeaks’ revelations about America’s dealings in Afghanistan shook things up. The movie about the organization doesn’t. (ES) Rated R
Astronauts Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) and Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) perform extra-vehicular repairs on the Hubble space telescope and then all hell breaks loose when pieces of a destroyed satellite come their way. Thus begins a series of domino effect crises: Will they have enough air and/or jetpack life to make it to the station alive? Director Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men) uses crazy effects that dazzle, while also sometimes distracting from the story. (SR) Rated PG-13
INEQUALITY FOR ALL
This film takes a look at the ever widening economic gap, following former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he attempts to shed light on the shrinking middle class. The 2007 Occupy Wall Street brought attention to the economic disparity that has emerged in American society today, but Reich takes it further, tracing the very origins of the gap, and discusses what can be done to improve an economy where the majority of the wealth is held in the hands of a very few. At Magic Lantern. (ER) Rated PG
The laid-back documentary Muscle Shoals celebrates this little-known chapter in American music history with equal measures of affection and respect. Talking heads like Keith Richards and Bono speak about the place almost reverently (a little odd in the latter’s case, given that U2 has never recorded there), while others give their props to the humble studios’ formative influence on their careers. Also features some excellent interviews with the queen herself, Aretha Franklin. At Magic Lantern (SD) Rated PG
The action begins with a crucial race in 1976, before flashing back to the early years of the rivalry between Formula 1 race car drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda on the minor leagues of the European racing circuit. Director Ron Howard and screenwriter Peter Morgan — who collaborated on Frost/Nixon — effectively set up the initial parallel between the two men as children of privilege who rebel against the expectations of their families, before focusing on the clash of styles that differentiated them. (SR) Rated R.
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BY MIKE BOOKEY hese people are bonkers, right? literally may be. You also might find yourself There’s no other way to describe an parched, as screen titles give continual updates individual who willingly runs 155 miles on temperatures that often top 100 degrees. (250 km) through some of the hottest deserts on Then someone dies on the course, and the Earth over the course of five days. It seems like film’s tone shifts. It’s not drastic, but gradual, an inordinately stupid thing to do. Even more taking us from “Oh wow, look at these nutsos” to stupid? To do it four times in one year. realizing that this is serious stuff, that these charBut in her documentary Desert Runners, direcacters are putting themselves in life-threatening tor Jennifer Steinman tries to get into danger. Again, we’re left wonderthe minds of four people who have DESERT RUNNERS ing why they’re doing it; those set out to run 155-mile races in the previously mentioned reasons Not Rated Atacama, Sahara and Gobi deserts, suddenly feel insufficient. Directed by Jennifer Steinman topping it off with an equal number The film is gorgeously shot, At Magic Lantern of miles down in Antarctica. She profull of beautiful yet terrifying looks files a 56-year-old Irishman testing at these unforgiving landscapes the limits of his age, a spunky young Australian through which the four main characters and a woman, a former pro baseball player who’s now host of other runners drag their weary boda businessman, and a former British special ies. Some long silences echo the isolation these forces soldier who recently lost his wife to cancer. runners must feel, plodding for 12 hours or Throughout, Steinman points out that maybe more through some of the loneliest places on the these people aren’t bonkers after all. Or at least planet. they seem less bonkers, because they all have a The true mastery of the film is its pacing. By reason to be chasing this seemingly superhuman the time it takes us to Antarctica, the runners — goal. previously peppy, confident, at times arrogant — You’re left shaking your head in amazement. take on a dead-faced stare, like wayward Walking You might get jealous watching these physical Dead extras. When they cross the final finish line, specimens make your three-day-a-week jogging you might actually feel their strain, like you’ve regimen look like a walk in the park, which it been running alongside them.
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Circle of Life The Center closes, the Bartlett to open: The all-ages music scene soldiers on BY LAURA JOHNSON
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ot many were astonished by its closing. The Center, the North Side all-ages music venue, seemed almost doomed from the beginning. Even the Center’s talent promoter, Quinn Tanzer, told the Inlander he had concerns about it being so far away from downtown shortly before its opening. “People don’t want to drive up north … because it’s up north,” he said. “… But I give it six months and this place will be awesome.” Opening in January, the Center would not make it a full year. Tanzer is upset with how things turned out. But he’s moving on, as most Spokane promoters must learn to do; he says he will continue to book shows in the area, just not at one particular venue. “This is a very hard market to have a mid-level concert venue survive,” Tanzer says. “The best thing we can do is bring the types of acts the customers want to see.” The final decision to pull the plug on The Center came down to owner KC Crawford. “I wasn’t able to make enough money to make it worth my while,” he says. Crawford wasn’t the first club owner to experience financial woes this year. The A Club went away in January (becoming Club 412 shortly thereafter). In July, the Blue Spark shuttered its space after 12 years downtown. The remaining shows booked by Tanzer have either been canceled or moved. The Hop!, an all-ages venue that packs out at 200, has generously taken on a few of those (Red Fang, Black Dahlia Murder). Tom “TC” Chavez, owner of the Hop!, says he’s not surprised the Center went under, and that in general it’s hard to do anything in the music business these days. “We’re a small market,” he says. “The place that falls in between the underground scene and Knitting Factory, the medium-sized event center, it’s hard to consistently bring enough people to fill it.” Even though the Hop! has found its niche as a smaller music venue, it (along with the Knitting Factory) has seen problems of a different kind. Two months ago, a man was shot and killed outside the Hop!’s doors. “I never thought that would ever happen,” Chavez admits. ...continued on next page
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MUSIC | LOCAL SCENE “CIRCLE OF LIFE,” CONTINUED... Although it was an isolated incident, Chavez has cut back on hip-hop shows to let the dust settle. He says that since then his business has continued to be successful and that except for the media, people don’t talk about it anymore. Downtown’s 1,500-person Knitting Factory had its own set of worries in February when shootings caused the Spokane Police Department to temporarily shut down the venue. “We were completely exonerated of all misdoings and we had no drop-off in business,” says Mark Dinerstein, the Knitting Factory’s senior talent buyer, of the incident. “We’ve never had a violence issue before or since.” Still, with all of this tumult in the past year involving all-ages venues,the Bartlett is forging ahead.
ast week, on an unusually warm autumn day, Karli Ingersoll is at her soon-to-open downtown business, the Bartlett, overseeing the ongoing project. Today, it’s about getting as much paint on the renovated building’s walls as possible. She and her husband Caleb hope that by paying attention to the details, their venue can persevere where others have not. The focus is to make everything — the stage, aesthetics, sound system — the best they can afford, Karli explains. “I think there’s not as much quality when it comes to local venues, so the bar is low,” she says. “It seems some places just open to open.” While she didn’t see the Center as direct competition because of its location, Karli sees its closure as a loss, as the venue was booking genres that the Bartlett isn’t necessarily going to cater to. “Our philosophy is there has to be several places working hard for the scene to be strong,” she says. As Spokane is a smaller city with fewer bands and people paying attention to the music, all venues have to work that much harder to get their piece of the pie. This is an issue local music promoter Patrick Kendrick, who helps book the Inlander’s Volume music festival, has been dealing with for nearly a decade. “I’ve learned over the years you have to adapt to your environment, try and have your finger on the pulse,” says Kendrick. “It’s a constant battle, but you can’t dwell on it if it doesn’t turn out well, you have to keep going.” Kendrick says he’s hopeful about how the Bartlett is going to be managed. “The truth is, venues just don’t last forever,” Kendrick says. “But that doesn’t mean we can’t have venues that have a good multiyear run.” Currently, the Knitting Factory is the big man on campus, hosting in a few all-ages show a week. But as Dinerstein says, he still needs the other venues to bring in the acts not large enough to fill his venue in order to develop momentum for the scene. “Small clubs come in and out all over the country,” he says. “It’s a little bit of luck and a lot of hard work.” n firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nothing is off limits for Chastity Belt BY LEAH SOTTILE
ulia Shapiro admits: she was just trying to get a reaction. When she and her friends got bored as students at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., they picked up guitars and learned how to play them in front of audiences at on-campus music festivals and weekend parties. They were a party band who called themselves Chastity Belt and played songs called “Giant Vagina,” “Nip Slip” and “Pussy Weed Beer.” Flash forward a couple of years, and Chastity Belt is the talk of the Seattle music scene, an edgy, all-girl, lo-fi rock band admired by Pitchfork and NPR, being touted as some kind of feminist superheroes. The Seattle Times told the city that “Nobody in Seattle sings about sex more honestly,” and CMJ said “Chastity Belt filter feminist theory, cultural commentary and general intellectual bad-assery.” When asked about that, Shapiro giggles over the phone from the band’s tour van. “I don’t even think about how other people will receive [our music]. I sing what I think is funny,” she says. Shapiro says Chastity Belt, in its earliest days, was all about making dick jokes that would make people laugh. Like “James Dean,” a song in which Shapiro yells “You’re a slut! I’m a whore! We’ve f---ed everyone before!” “I feel like our more sexual songs are our
older ones that I wrote when we were seniors in college and playing songs to frat parties,” Shapiro says. “I don’t even think of us as super sexual. “I mean, we have songs about nipples and vaginas. But um…, ” she laughs, her bandmates snickering in the background. “I think part of it is probably because we’re girls. Because guys sings about their dicks all the time.” The band — Shapiro, bassist Annie Truscott, guitarist Lydia Lund and drummer Gretchen Grimm — might not see themselves as sexual revolutionaries, but they certainly have a catchy way of getting another kind of message across. It might be this: women like to be irreverent and silly and kind of gross, too. Occasionally, the band takes itself seriously. “Black Sail” shows Chastity Belt at its best: thudding bass and reverb-y guitars back Shapiro’s Neko-esque vocals as she sings about sinking ships and schools of fish. So, yeah, there’s talent behind Chastity Belt. And they choose to interlace that talent with songs where the singer yells “vagina!” That might be a little gimmicky for some, but who doesn’t like a good dick or fart joke? email@example.com Chastity Belt with Pony Time, Bloody Gloves and Bad Mood • Mon, Nov. 4 at 9:30 pm • Baby Bar • 827 W. 1st • Free • 21+ • 847-1234
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f you like Northwest punk or metal, you probably like the Accüsed. They came out of the Seattle area in the early 1980s, keeping one foot firmly grounded in punk rock, the other in heavy metal. With just one original member, the band is still plugging along. But the rest of the guys still wanted to play their old songs. So what did they do? Formed Martha’s Revenge, “the Northwest’s premier Accüsed tribute band.” You read that right: the rest of the original band formed an impersonation act of their own band. That’s just genius. — LEAH SOTTILE Martha’s Revenge with Toe Tag, Rutah, American Wrecking Company and Rasputin • Sat, Nov. 2 at 9 pm • Carr’s Corner • 230 S. Washington • $6 • 21+ • 474-1731 J = THE INLANDER RECOMMENDS THIS SHOW
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o the neo-psychedelic rock movement, Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre is like a god. So when Magic Castles, a Minneapolis-bred band, were picked up by Newcombe’s own record label, in some ways it was like being blessed by the psychedelic Pope himself. Magic Castles make simple, deliberate rock music — never too technical or reliant on effects to make their point. Left to their own devices, they construct a timeless, hypnotizing sound, both sweet and completely drugged-out all at once. Newcombe’s guiding hand is apparent on their faster songs, and they show their Velvet Underground fandom on the slower ones. But they’re hardly derivative. Hell, we kind of wish all rock music sounded like this. — LEAH SOTTILE Magic Castles with Mirror Mirror • Fri, Nov. 1 at 9 pm • Jones Radiator • 120 E. Sprague • Free • 21+ • 747-6005
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JONES RADIATOR, Seth Walser, Nov. 7 LEFTBANK WINE BAR, Nick Grow, Nov. 7 THE PHAT HOUSE, DIONVOX, The Tone Collaborative, Bodhi Drip, Moksha, Nov. 7 THE BARTLETT, The Bartlett Grand Opening Weekend feat. Blouse, Psychic Rites, Dead Serious Lovers, Nov. 7 JOHN’S ALLEY, Down North, Nov. 7-8 KNITTING FACTORY, Too Broke to Rock feat. Bobaflex, Nov. 8 THE BARTLETT, The Bartlett Grand Opening Weekend feat. The Cave Singers, Radiation City, Kaylee Cole, Nov. 8 BOOTS BAKERY & LOUNGE, Fabio Undulata, Nov. 8 MOOTSY’S, & Yet, Strangled Darlings, Cloud Person, Tyler Aker, Nov. 8 JONES RADIATOR, The Bettys, Good Night Venus, Nov. 9 LA ROSA CLUB, Cedar and Boyer, Nov. 9 MERLYN’S, “I’m With the Banned” aftershow feat. 66beat, Rice Queen,
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Friday Nov 1st Art by: CODY RODENBOUGH
MAGIC CASTLES & MIRROR MIRROR
Saturday Nov 2nd
HALF ZODIAC w/ JAEDA
Sunday Nov 3rd
MOVIE NIGHT and
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Monday Nov 4th
TRIVIA NIGHT Tuesday Nov 5th
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SALLY BOP JAZZ and WHISKEY WEDNESDAY
25 Craft Beers & Craft Cocktails 120 E. Sprague Ave.
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HALLOWEEN @ CLUB RED
NO COVER KARAOKE W/ LIVE WIRE
at Irv’s 8pm-2am
HALLOWEEN PARTY SAT & FRI
BABY BAR, Pony Time, Chastity Belt (See story on page 53), Bloody Gloves BOWL’Z BITEZ AND SPIRITZ, Open mic CALYPSOS (208-665-059), Open mic EICHARDT’S, Blues Jam hosted by Truck Mills PJ’S BAR & GRILL, Acoustic Jam with One Man Train Wreck RICO’S, Open mic
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Bloody Gloves, Nov. 9 SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Fall Folk Festival feat. Juliana & Pava, Musha Marimba, Chutzpah, Sidhe, Bridges Home, Arvid Lundin, Moksha, Floating Crowbar and more, Nov. 9 REPUBLIC BREWING CO., The Lowest Pair, Nov. 9 THE BARTLETT, The Bartlett Grand Opening Weekend feat. Typhoon, Silver Torches, Le Wrens, Nov. 9, 8 pm MOOTSY’S, Moral Crux, The Blowouts, Gorilla Rabbit Chicken, Nov. 9 BABY BAR, The Bad Lovers, BBBBandits, Nov. 9 SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Fall Folk Festival feat. Plaid Cat Trio, Dead Man’s Pants, Truck Mills, Amy Bleu, Starlite Motel, Sea Giant and more, Nov. 10 THE BARTLETT, The Bartlett Grand Opening Weekend feat. Terrible Buttons, Mirror Mirror, Scott Ryan, Nov. 10 JOHN’S ALLEY, Casey Donahew Band, Nov. 10 KNITTING FACTORY, Rittz, Snow Tha Project, Jarren Benton, Wildcard, Nov. 12 THE HOP!, The Black Dahlia Murder with Skeletonwitch, Nov. 12 KNITTING FACTORY, Soja, Common Kings, Nov. 13 CARR’S CORNER, Quality Control Tour feat. OverTime, Illest Uminati, Whiteboy Lingle and more Nov. 14 MOOTSY’S, Brothers Ov Midnite, B. Durazzo, Fresh Kils, Mad Dukez, JB Nimble, Nov. 14 RED ROOM LOUNGE, Grayskul, Graves33, Jaeda, Nov. 14 KNITTING FACTORY, The Clumsy Lovers, Nov. 15 JONES RADIATOR, The Flannel Attractions, Nov. 15 KNITTING FACTORY, Morgan Page, Beltek, Topher Jones, Nov. 16 SWAXX, Grade A CD Release Party, Nov. 16 THE BARTLETT, Marshall McLean Album Release Show with Mama Doll, Bart Budwig, Nov. 16 CARR’S CORNER, Carson Allen, Ashtree, Raze the City, John Michaelson, Rylei Franks, Nov. 16 KNITTING FACTORY, Gramatik, Nov. 17
KARAOKE W/ LIVE WIRE
BABY BAR, Scatter Gather DALEY’S CHEAP SHOTS, Jam Night with VooDoo Church REVEL 77 (280-0518), Revel77 One Year Anniversary feat. Hannah Siglin, Disconnect the Parachute
BEVERLY’S, Robert Vaughn EICHARDT’S, Charley Packard IRON HORSE BAR, Open mic IRV’S, DJ Prophesy JOHN’S ALLEY, Yabba Griffiths JONES RADIATOR, Sally Bop LATAH BISTRO, Haley Lillemon LUXE COFFEEHOUSE, Dario Re MEZZO PAZZO WINE BAR, Evan Denlinger THE PHAT HOUSE, Be Open Mic RED ROOM LOUNGE, Josh Martinez, Jaeda + Half Zodiac, DJs Wax 808 and Sake One RICO’S, WSU School of Music Jazz Band SOULFUL SOUPS AND SPIRITS, Open mic SUKI YAKI INN (624-0022), One Man Train Wreck THE VAULT SOCIAL CLUB, DJs Freaky Fred and MC Squared THE VIKING BAR AND GRILL, Shaiden Hutchman ZOLA, The Bucket List
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KARAOKE W/ MATTY
THE ROAD HOUSE (208-448-1408), Flying Mammals ROADHOUSE COUNTRY ROCK BAR, Doolin Run SEASONS OF COEUR D’ALENE (6648008), Pat Coast THE WAVE, Likes Girls ZOLA, The Fat Tones
at Irv’s 9pm-2am
at Irv’s 8pm-2am
at Irv’s 8pm-2am
at Club Red @ 10pm 415 W. Sprague Ave.
315 MARTINIS • 315 E. Wallace, CdA • 208667-9660 BABY BAR • 827 W. First Ave. • 847-1234 THE BARTLETT • 228 W. Sprague Ave. BEVERLY’S • 115 S. 2nd St., CdA • 208-765-4000 BIGFOOT PUB • 9115 N. Division St. • 467-9638 BING CROSBY THEATER • 901 W. Sprague Ave. • 227-7638 BOLO’S • 116 S. Best Rd. • 891-8995 BOOMERS • 18219 E. Appleway Ave. • 755-7486 BOOTS BAKERY & LOUNGE • 24 W. Main Ave. • 703-7223 BUCER’S • 201 S. Main, Moscow • 208-882-5216 BUCKHORN INN • 13311 Sunset Hwy.• 244-3991 CARR’S CORNER • 230 S. Washington St. • 474-1731 THE CELLAR • 317 E. Sherman, CdA • 208664-9463 CHAPS • 4237 Cheney-Spokane Rd. • 624-4182 CHECKERBOARD BAR • 1716 E. Sprague • 535-4007 COEUR D’ALENE CASINO • 37914 S. Nukwalqw Rd., Worley • 800-523-2467 COLDWATER CREEK WINE BAR • 311 N. 1st Ave., Sandpoint • 208-263-6971 THE COUNTRY CLUB • 216 E. Coeur d’Alene Ave. • 208-676-2582 CURLEY’S • 26433 W. Hwy. 53 • 208-773-5816 DALEY’S CHEAP SHOTS • 6412 E. Trent • 535-9309 EICHARDT’S • 212 Cedar St., Sandpoint • 208263-4005 FEDORA PUB • 1726 W. Kathleen, CdA • 208765-8888 FIRST STREET BAR • 122 E. First St., Deer Park • 276-2320 FIZZIE MULLIGANS • 331 W. Hastings Rd. • 466-5354 THE FLAME • 2401 E. Sprague Ave. • 534-9121 FOX THEATER • 1001 W. Sprague • 624-1200 GIBLIANO BROS. • 718 W. Riverside • 315-8765 THE GRAIL • 4720 E. Seltice Way, CdA • 208665-5882 GRANDE RONDE CELLARS • 906 W. 2nd • 455-8161 THE HOP! • 706 N. Monroe St. • 368-4077 IRON HORSE • 407 E. Sherman Ave., CdA • 208-667-7314 IRV’S BAR • 415 W. Sprague Ave. • 624-4450 JOHN’S ALLEY • 114 E. 6th, Moscow • 208883-7662 JONES RADIATOR • 120 E. Sprague • 747-6005 KELLY’S IRISH PUB • 726 N. Fourth St., CdA • 208-667-1717 KNITTING FACTORY • 911 W. Sprague Ave. • 244-3279 LAGUNA CAFÉ • 4302 S. Regal St. • 448-0887 LA ROSA CLUB • 105 S. First Ave., Sandpoint • 208-255-2100 LATAH BISTRO • 4241 Cheney-Spokane Rd. • 838-8338 LEFTBANK WINE BAR • 108 N. Washington • 315-8623 LUCKY’S IRISH PUB • 408 W. Sprague Ave. • 747-2605 LUXE COFFEEHOUSE • 1017 W. First Ave. • 642-5514 MAX AT MIRABEAU • 1100 N. Sullivan Rd. • 924-9000 MEZZO PAZZO WINE BAR • 2718 E. 57th • 863-9313 MOOTSY’S • 406 W. Sprague • 838-1570 MOSCOW FOOD CO-OP • 121 E. Fifth St. • 208882-8537 NORTHERN QUEST • 100 N. Hayford • 242-7000 NYNE • 232 W. Sprague Ave. • 474-1621 THE SHOP • 924 S. Perry St. • 534-1647 O’SHAY’S • 313 E. CdA Lake Dr. • 208-667-4666 PACIFIC AVENUE PIZZA • 2001 W. Pacific Ave. • 624-0236 PEND D’OREILLE WINERY • 220 Cedar St., Sandpoint • 208-265-8545 THE PHAT HOUSE • 417 S. Browne • 443-4103 PJ’S BAR & GRILL • 1717 N. Monroe St. • 328-2153 RED LION RIVER INN • 700 N. Division St. • 326-5577 RED ROOM LOUNGE • 521 W. Sprague Ave. • 838-7613 REPUBLIC BREWING • 26 Clark Ave. • 775-2700 RICO’S PUB • 200 E. Main, Pullman • 332-6566 THE ROADHOUSE • 20 N. Raymond • 413-1894 SEASONS OF COEUR D’ALENE • 209 E. Lakeside Ave. • 208-664-8008 THE SHOP • 924 S. Perry St. • 534-1647 SOULFUL SOUPS & SPIRITS • 117 N. Howard St. • 459-1190 SPOKANE ARENA • 720 W. Mallon • 279-7000 SPLASH • 115 S. 2nd St., CdA • 208-765-4000 STUDIO K• 2810 E. 29th Ave. • 534-9317 THE SWAMP • 1904 W. Fifth Ave. • 458-2337 THE VAULT • 120 N. Wall St. • 863-9597 THE VIKING • 1221 N. Stevens St. • 315-4547 THE WAVE • 525 W. First Ave. • 747-2023 ZOLA • 22 W. Main Ave. • 624-2416
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MATT VIELLE/HAMILTON STUDIO PHOTOS
THEATER THE PERFECT CRIME
Interplayers’ 33rd season rolls on with a production of John Logan’s 1988 play Never The Sinner, the true story of two law school students, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, who in 1924 killed a teenager in Chicago just to see if they could get away with it. Directed by Ken Urso, Interplayers’ production brings to life the savagery of the crime in a courtroom drama that also examines the love story between the two accused killers. Jackson Marchant plays Loeb and Nich Witham takes on the role of Leopold, while veteran Michael Weaver plays Clarence Darrow, the legendary attorney hired to keep the boys from being put to death. — MIKE BOOKEY Never The Sinner • Through Nov. 9 • Wed-Sat at 7:30 pm; matinees on Sat and Sun; 6:30 pm on Fri, Nov. 1 • $12-$28 • 174 S. Howard • interplayerstheatre.org
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FILM NIXON REVISITED
FILM OUT AND ABOUT
Our Nixon • Thu, Nov. 7 at 7 pm • $7 • Magic Lantern Theater • 25 W. Main • magiclanternspokane.com • 209-2383
15th Annual GLBT Film Festival • Nov. 1-3, showtimes vary • $5$8/film, $12/festival pass • Riverpoint EWU Auditorium, Phase I Classroom Bldg. • 668 N. Riverpoint • spokanefilmfest.org • 216-0366
For one night only, the Magic Lantern offers a rare look inside the most controversial president ever to occupy the White House. An award-winning documentary, Our Nixon includes more than 500 hours of film taken by H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, Richard Nixon’s closest advisors and Watergate co-conspirators. Leading up to the Watergate scandal that was his ultimate downfall, the film is an intimate look at President Nixon, candidly presenting him through home movies that had not been seen in more than 40 years. — EMERA L. RILEY
You probably won’t be able to see the films at this year’s GLBT Film Festival anywhere else. As usual, the festival features movies for all types: elders, youths, hopeless romantics, music lovers, foreign film junkies, couples, singles; everyone. There are some great documentary-style shorts, like What I LOVE about being QUEER — an honest and intimate look at what it’s like to be gay, candidly shot inside the director’s apartment. Comedies like Yeah Kowalski!, about a late bloomer’s yearning for armpit hair, are also featured. — KATELYN SMITH
THEATER DON’T FEED THE PLANTS
Before Rick Moranis could make the character of nerdy florist’s assistant Seymour Krelborn famous in the cult classic film Little Shop of Horrors, the musical, based on Roger Corman’s low-budget 1960 film of the same name, was being staged off-Broadway. Sweeney Todd had come out a few years earlier, and along those same bloody lines, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken wrote the 1982 musical about a man who must resort to murder in order to feed his oh-so-carnivorous plant, Audrey II. Spokane Valley’s Ignite! Community Theatre takes on the production this weekend and next. The show is directed by Troy Nickerson (his first collaboration with the company) and Heather McHenry-Kroetch. — LAURA JOHNSON Little Shop of Horrors • Through Nov. 3 • Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm • $16-$20 • Ignite! Community Theatre • 10814 E. Broadway • ignitetheatre. org • 795-0004
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The fluid movements of the dancers’ bodies are mesmerizing and poetic, at times appearing wild and animal-like. As they twist their bodies into unimaginable shapes, bending like circus performers whose stage is a venue of nature, the audience might feel like they’ve slipped into a dream-like trance. Momix, an internationally touring company of “dancer-illusionists,” stops in Spokane for one night next Wednesday to perform its nature-inspired show Botanica. The stop here is also a homecoming of sorts for troupe member Amanda Diehl-Hulen, who left Spokane at age 16 to pursue a career in professional dance. Now a member of Momix alongside her husband Morgan, the couple take the stage together at the Fox for her first professional performance in her hometown since leaving. — CHEY SCOTT Momix: Botanica • Wed, Nov. 6 at 7:30 pm • $20-$38 • Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox • 1001 W. Sprague • foxtheaterspokane.com • 624-1200
EVENTS | CALENDAR
CELEBRITY FASHION SHOW Fashion show featuring local celebrities, luncheon, wine tasting, a silent auction and more to benefit Volunteers of America’s Hope House. Nov. 1, 11 am. $45. Doubletree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Ct. voaspokane.org (624-2378) LINKING FAMILIES FOR LIFE 4th annual dinner supporting Catholic Charities of Spokane’s CAPA (Childbirth and Parenting Assistance) program. Nov. 1 at 5:30 pm. $50. Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. catholiccharitiesspokane.org (455-4986) IMPACT NW ANNUAL FUNDRAISER The 12th annual fundraiser for Northwest Christian Schools features keynote speaker Janet Parshall, host of the radio show “In the Market.” Nov.
2, 7 pm. Free admission, donations requested. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. nwcs.org (238-4005) NAACP FREEDOM FUND BANQUET Event theme: “Justice of Just Us: A Call to Action to End the School to Prison Pipeline” featuring keynote speaker Judge Joe Brown. Proceeds benefit local scholarship funds. Nov. 2, 7-9 pm. $75. Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 201 W. North River Dr. naacp.ticketbud.com (325-3722) SNOW DANCE The 15th annual blacktie affair benefits the 49 Degrees North Winter Sports Foundation and the Forty-Nine Alpine Ski Team (FAST), and features live music, dancing and an auction. Nov. 2, 6 pm-12:30 am. $110$135. Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. ski49n.com (838-2310)
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EVENTS | CALENDAR BREASTSTROKE FOR HOPE The U of I swim team and Greek community host a fundraiser charity race for breast cancer awareness and research through the Women’s Breast Health Initiative. Nov. 3, 10-11 am. University of Idaho, 709 S Deakin St. uidaho.edu (208-885-6111) EPICUREAN DELIGHT The 32nd annual black-tie gala event features 30 local wineries and breweries and more than 30 local restaurants, with proceeds benefiting the Inland NW Blood Center. Nov. 8 from 6 pm to midnight. Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. epicureandelight.org (232-4567)
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GUFFAW YOURSELF! Open-mic comedy, including stand-up, sketch, improv or anything weird. Five minutes max per performer. Every other Thursday at 10 pm. Free. Neato Burrito, 827 W. First Ave. (847-1234) STAND-UP COMEDY Local comedians. Thursdays at 8 pm. Free. Uncle D’s Comedy, 2721 N. Market St. (483-7300) OPEN MIC COMEDY Live stand-up comedy. Fridays, 8 pm. Free. Chan’s Dragon Inn, 1406 W. Third Ave. (838-6688) SHORT STACKS Live improvised comedy show. Nov. 1 at 10 pm. $5. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. (747-7045) SAFARI Short-form improv games based on audience suggestions. Allages. Saturdays, 9 pm. $7. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. bluedoortheatre.com (747-7045) LIVE COMEDY Live stand-up comedy shows. Sundays, 9 pm. Goodtymes, 9214 E. Mission Ave. (928-1070)
MEDICARE BENEFIT WORKSHOP Community workshop on choosing a Medicare plan and more. Oct. 31, Nov. 6, 7, 18, 26 and Dec. 3 at 1 pm; also Nov. 5 at 1:30 and 5:30 pm. Free. Bell-Anderson Financial, 12309 E. Mirabeau Parkway. bellandersenfinancial.com (993-1816) MYSTERY BOOK SALE Crime, murder mystery, spy and other gently-used novels for sale in a fundraiser to support library programs. Oct. 31, 10 am-4 pm. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave. cdalibrary.org (208-769-2315) CASH FOR CANDY Kids can bring in their unwanted or excess Halloween candy to sell it for $1 per lb., with candy being used to send to U.S. troops overseas in care packages. Nov. 1 from 4-8 pm. KiDDS Dental, 1327 N. Stanford Lane, Liberty Lake. (891-7070) FUNDRAISING BOOK SALE Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Northwest Autism Center. Event held at a private residence at 8501 N. Whitehouse Dr. Spokane, 99208. Nov. 1-2 from 9 am-2 pm. nwautism.org/ (217-7936) HELP THE HUNGRY FOOD SORTING Join other volunteers to sort and pack produce and other bulk food items for delivery to local food outlets. Ages 14+. Fri-Sat, 9 am; Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat at 1 pm; Nov. 14, 18 and 20 at 5:30 pm. Second Harvest Food Bank, 1234 E. Front Ave. 2-harvest.org (252-6267) TOM FOLEY MEMORIAL SERVICE Public memorial for the former House Speaker, Gonzaga University alumnus and Spokane native, who passed away on Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C. Services
will be streamed to the Charlotte Y. Martin Centre on the GU campus when the church’s capacity (800) is reached. Nov. 1, 11 am-12:30 pm. Free. St. Aloysius Church, 330 E. Boone Ave. (313-3572) GERMAN-AMERICAN SOCIETY PIONEER DAY Annual event honoring the German-speaking immigrants who have settled here over the last two centuries, featuring traditional choirs music, dinner and more. Nov. 2, 6 pm. $15. Deutsches Haus, W. 3rd Ave. germanamericansociety-spokane.org (747-0004) MILITARY FINANCIAL WORKSHOP Financial workshops for military members and their families with dinner provided. Nov. 2, 5-8 pm. Free. American Red Cross, 315 W. Nora Ave. (389-6305) NAACP COMMUNITY FORUM Panel discussion and community forum, featuring Judge Joe Brown, on eliminating the “school to prison pipeline” for youth of color. Nov. 2, 1 pm. Free. Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 201 W. North River Dr. redlion.rdln.com (325-3772) SPOKANE GHOST TOURS Walking tours of haunted or possibly haunted areas throughout the downtown Spokane area. Saturdays through Nov. 29 at 8 pm. Tours depart from Luxe Coffeehouse, 1017 W. First Ave. (624-5514) SQUARE DANCE PARTY The community is invited to participate in a variety of dance styles. Nov. 2, 8 pm. Free. Western Dance Center, 1901 N. Sullivan Rd. squaredancespokane.org (979-2607) TEA DANCE Sunday evening tea and dance, featuring live music by Variety Pak, appetizers and more. Nov. 3, 6:309:30 pm. $9-$10. Southside Senior &
Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. sssac.org (535-0803) HUMANITIES-BASED EDUCATION Three public forums on the basic tenets and roles of a humanities-based education and critical thinking in society. Free and open to the public, hosted by KYRS. Nov. 6, 6:30-8 pm and Nov. 10, 4-5:30 pm. Free. Community Building, 35 W. Main. kyrs.org (844-4288) HONORING OUR VETERANS DINNER Three-course dinner, keynote presentations, music by the Fairchild AFB Base Honor Guard, the Masterclass Orchestra and more. Nov. 7 from 5:30-8:30 pm. Free to veterans, $15 public. Southside Senior & Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. sssac.org (535-0803) KYRS 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Celebration events include a silent auction, raffle, dancing, live music by Son Dulce, food and drinks with all proceeds benefiting the station. Nov. 8, 7 pm. $15$20. Silver Auctions, 2020 N. Monroe St. kyrs.org (747-3012)
BLANCHARD HOLIDAY BAZAAR Arts and crafts, holiday decorations, concessions and more. Nov. 2, 9 am-4 pm and Nov. 3, 11 am-4 pm. Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Ln., Idaho. (208437-0426) CHENEY BAZAAR DAY Community craft bazaars at three locations. Nov. 2. Includes: Emmanuel Lutheran, (639 Elm St., 9 am-3 pm), United Church of Christ (423 N. Sixth, 9 am-2 pm) and United Methodist Church (4th and G Street, 9 am-3 pm). Free admission. (951-1355)
HALLOWEEN at the MARKET
• Spokane: 210 W Cataldo Ave. • Coeur d’Alene: 405 W Neider Ave. • Spokane Valley: Halloween Valley Hospital st ONLY • Lewiston: 1213 21 St. Get a SPOOK-tacular t-shirt (limited supply) for helping to save lives.
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FOWLER METHODIST ANNUAL BAZAAR Antiques, handcrafted items, toys, baked goods and more. Breakfast and lunch also served. Nov. 2, 9 am-3 pm. Olive Branch Community Church, 3928 N. Howard. olivebranchcommunity.com (327-5837) PRIEST RIVER CRAFT FAIR Hosted by the Priest River Lioness Club. Nov. 2, 9 am-4 pm. Free admission. Priest River Jr. High School, 1020 West Albeni Hwy. (208-448-1118) SCRAPBOOK BOOTCAMP Bring your own supplies to work on projects in a group and learn new techniques, includes lunch and dinner. Nov. 2, 9 am-9 pm. $20. Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd. kroccda.org (208-8199281) ST. MARK’S BAZAAR & BAKE SALE Handmade items, baked goods, gently-used goods and furniture and refreshments served through the day. Nov. 2, 9 am-2 pm. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. (747-6677)
SPOCODE HACKATHON Local programmers collaborate for 24 hours to create team projects. Nov. 1-2. $5-$20. Spokane Fire Center, 1608 N. Rebecca St. spocode.org BEGINNING BEEKEEPERS CLASS Class for beginning beekeepers, including information needed to pass the Wash. State Beekeeping Assoc. test. Sat from 10 am-2 pm through Nov. 16 $30-$40. Pizza Factory, 123 S. Broad St. wpbeekeepers.org (8635666)
BUDDHIST NUNS PRESENTATION “Red Robes and Shaved Heads: What We Can Learn from Buddhist Nuns” by nuns of the Sravasti Abbey. Nov. 2, 1-5 pm. Free. Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Dr. uuspokane.org (447-5549) E. WASH. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY Presentation by John Richards on his ancestor Patsy Clark. Nov. 2, 1-3 pm. Free. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. ewgsi.org (328-0786) NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR Representatives from colleges and universities answer questions; informational workshops also offered. Nov. 5, 9 am-8 pm Free. Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (279-7000) SPOKANE COMPASS CLUB Annual auction and luncheon, catered by Christ Kitchen Spokane. Reservations requested. Nov. 5, 11 am. $13. St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church, 505 W. St. Thomas More Way. (455-7789) SPOKANE MOVES TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION The local activist group meets on the first Tuesdays (Nov. 5) of the month at 6:30 pm. Donations accepted. Liberty Park Methodist Church, 1526 E. 11th. (844-1776) STCU FINANCIAL WORKSHOP “Become Debt Free” workshop. Pre-registration required. Nov. 5, 6-7 pm. Free. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. spokanelibrary.org (755-3980) GREEN SCENE SOCIAL Networking social event hosted by the Cascadia Inland Brand Collective, Spokane’s local green building group. Nov. 7, 5:30-7:30 pm. Free. The Blind Buck, 204 N. Division. (208-660-4361)
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Advice Goddess MOUSE ADO ABOUT NOTHING
I’ve tried to be open-minded, but I’ve decided that men are givers and women are takers. I study at my local coffeehouse. I am interested in this woman who comes in and often unplug my computer and offer to let her use the outlet. Two weeks ago, I decided to make my interest clearer by buying her coffee. She said, ”Oh! Thanks!” Then she put her nose back in her books. The next time she came in, I offered her my large table AMY ALKON because she had tons of books. She blushed as girls do, asking, “Are you sure?” I said, “Of course!” I then worked at a small, cramped table next to her. She made no effort to talk, except when she asked me to watch her computer while she went to the restroom. Finally, I decided to be really clear and asked if she’d like to grab a bite sometime. She smiled and said she’d just see me here, but thanks. Yeah, she’ll see me there and expect me to give her my big table. I’m sick of this take, take, take. A woman needs to tell a man right away if she’s not interested and not let him sit there like an idiot, planning to make her life easier. —Irate I guess when you ask a woman whether she’d like to use the power outlet, she should just come right out and say, “I would, but I don’t find you very attractive.” Why go after what you want when you can dance around it, do it favors, and hope it figures out that you’ve made a secret agreement with it in your head? There are girls who would respond in a way you’d consider honorable —who would not only show appreciation when you provide them with complimentary food and beverages but even follow you home. Unfortunately, they’re the sort of girls who catch a Frisbee in their teeth. Like the sign spinner on the corner in the Statue of Liberty suit, you think you need to lure women with a special offer, except instead of “Cash for gold!” it’s “Snake your drain for a date!” You’re apparently convinced that no woman would want you for you. This probably isn’t entirely off base, since the “you” you currently are is a guy who thinks instilling a sense of obligation in a woman for favors rendered is your best hope of having sex again before you forget where the parts go. Stop grumbling that women are conniving takers, and work on accepting yourself, flaws and all. Once your self-respect is no longer trailer-hitched to whether women want you, you can be direct — just talk to a woman, let her see who you are, and ask her out. She may turn you down, but if you feel okay about yourself, you’ll see her rejection as your cue — simply to find the next girl to hit on, not to storm out behind the coffeehouse, shake your fist at the sky, and yell, “Hey, weren’t the meek supposed to inherit the earth? Where’s mine?!”
A friend of a year has a pattern of raving about people she meets and then completely cooling on them. Last week, she met a man online. On their first date, he took her shopping, buying her a gold ring and a key ring he had engraved with both their names and “Thinking of you always.” She describes him as perfect, brilliant, etc., and said she loves him and would marry him. I said things like “Take some time to get to know him,” but I don’t think she really heard me. —Concerned A first date like theirs raises some questions for the second date, such as, “Who should pay the invoice for the side-by-side burial plots?” Be prepared to wear out your face trying to talk sense into your friend. The problem is “confirmation bias” — our tendency to seek information that supports what we already believe and toss information that does not. In other words, your time would be better spent painting a wall and speaking meaningful thoughts to the paint as it dries. Another productive use of your time would be adding up how much of it you’re spending worrying about this woman’s problems. It isn’t mercenary or ugly to expect a friendship to be mutual and to influence you in positive ways. If how she lives is dragging you down, you may want to give her a little less prominence in your life. Then, when you do see her, you can just admire her ring and share in her happiness at reaching that milestone golden anniversary — celebrating 50 joyous minutes of knowing a man. n ©2013, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. • Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405 or email AdviceAmy@aol.com (www.advicegoddess.com)
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GLBT FILM FESTIVAL 15th annual film festival highlighting issues faced by the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender communities. See the organization’s website for full schedule of events. Nov. 11-3. $8-$25. Riverpoint Campus, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. spokanefilmfest.org (216-0366) HOMEGROWN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL Screening of horror movies made by local filmmakers. Individual and weekend passes available; film titles and summaries online. Nov. 1-3, screening times vary. $5-$20. Stage Left Theater, 108 W. Third Ave. spokanestageleft.org SANDPOINT FILM FESTIVAL Screening of the winning short films submitted for the annual festival. Nov. 2 at 1 pm, 3 pm and 7 pm. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. sandpointfilmfestival.com (208290-0597) GIRL RISING Documentary screening and post-film discussion hosted by EWU Libraries and the Women’s and Gender Studies Dept. Nov. 3, 5-7 pm .Free. Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. magiclanternspokane.com (359-4262) A FIERCE GREEN FIRE Documentary screening and post-film discussion with director Mark Kitchell, hosted by GU’s environmental studies department. Nov. 4, 5:30-8 pm. Free. Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone. (313-5951) BLACKFISH Screening of the independent documentary on orca whales in captivity. Nov. 6, 7-9 pm. Free. University of Idaho, 709 S Deakin St. uidaho. edu (208-885-6111) BLOOD BROTHER Documentary on Rocky Braat, an American graphic designer who visited an HIV orphanage in India and left everything behind to create a family with the kids. Nov. 6, 7 pm $11. Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. (209-2383) DIRTY WARS Documentary following investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill through remote areas occupied by U.S. military in the Middle East and Africa. Nov. 6, 7 pm. Free. Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St. dirtywars.org (872-3025) SPIFF PROFESSOR FILM SERIES Screening of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” with Pete Porter of EWU, and SpIFF director. Nov. 6 at 7 pm. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague. spokanefilm.org (227-7638) OUR NIXON One-night screening of the film featuring home movies filmed by Richard Nixon’s closest aides. Nov. 7, 7 pm. $7. Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. (209-2383)
FIFTEEN DOLLAR WINES Wine tasting featuring red, white, and sparkling wines all priced under $15. Reservations required. Nov. 1, 7 pm. $20. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (343-2253) WINE TASTING Friday tasting features Wine of the Month Club selections, Saturday hosts Brian Carter Cellars. Nov. 1, 3-6:30 pm and Nov. 2, 2-4:30 pm. $10$15. vinowine.com (509-838-1229) COFFEE BREW CLASS Class offering demos of different brew methods and more. Nov. 2, 10 am. Free. Revel 77, 3223 E. 57th Ave. revel77.com (280-0518) SCANDINAVIAN LUTEFISK DINNER Benefit dinner featuring traditional
dishes including lutefisk and meatballs with proceeds benefiting the Family Promise program. Nov. 2. $10-$22. Trinity Lutheran Church (Pullman), 1300 NE Lyebecker Rd. (425-652-6618) SOUP, CHEESE AND SWING Semiannual soup, cheese and beer pairing event featuring music by Ranger & The Re-Arrangers. Nov. 2, 4-10 pm. Republic Brewing Co., N. Clark Ave. (509-7752700) AKI MATSURI JAPANESE FOOD FESTIVAL The 23rd annual festival features traditional Japanese dishes, including Bento Boxes, senbei, inari sushi and more, offering eat-in or take-out ordering and tours of the temple. Nov. 3, 12-4 pm. $4-$12. Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. SpokaneBuddhistTemple.org (534-7954) REVEL 77 ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY The South Hill specialty coffee shop celebrates its first birthday, offering door prizes, live music and specialty espressos. Nov. 3, 8 am Free. Revel 77, 3223 E. 57th Ave. revel77.com (280-0518) PLATING FOOD PROFESSIONALLY Local Chef Adam Hegsted teaches how to present food in a professional and appealing way. Nov. 6, 6-8 pm. $50. Inland Northwest Culinary Academy (INCA), 1810 N. Greene St. (533-8141)
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EXPERIENCE SUSHI Chef Jim Wolters leads a class on set up, rice prep, ingredient selection and sushi-making techniques. Nov. 7, 6-8 pm. $50. Inland Northwest Culinary Academy (INCA), 1810 N. Greene St. (533-8141) POWDERKEG INLANDER BREW FESTIVAL The first annual winter beer festival features Inland Northwest craft beer and cider makers, focusing on seasonal winter styles, and runs in conjunction with the Snowlander Expo. (Entry included in expo admission) Nov. 8, 4-9 pm and Nov. 9, 10 am-6 pm. $7. Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. snowlander.com/expo (2797000)
TUBAWEEN Annual Halloween concert featuring the University’s famed tuba players, wearing creative costumes. Oct. 31, 7:30-9:30 pm. Free, donations accepted. University of Idaho, 709 S. Deakin St. (208-885-6111) SPOKANE SYMPHONY Symphony With a Splash: Band, Bar and Banter before the concert. Nov. 1 at 5 pm, performance at 7 pm. $25. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague. (624-1200) TOM CATMULL & THE CLERICS Concert by the four-piece ensemble. Nov. 1, 7:30 pm. Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St. cuttertheatre.com (446-4108) ALL THAT JAZZ The four-member ensemble includes 92-year-old piano player Pearl Harwood. Nov. 2, 7 pm. $5$15. Empire Theatre, 126 S. Crosby St., Tekoa. (284-2000) PAGES OF HARMONY “Vaudeville Tonight” concert featuring songs performed at the District Convention and Contest. Nov. 2 at 2 pm and 7 pm. $10. Spokane Falls Community College, 3410
W. Fort George Wright Dr. spokanefalls. edu (443-1503) PAUL ABNER GUITAR SERIES Concerts by the local Grammy-hopeful soloist Paul Abner. Saturdays, 2 pm. Free. Rocket Bakery, 157 S. Howard St. rocketspokane.com (838-3887) A TASTE OF VIENNA European-style fundraiser dinner accompanied by music by the CdA Symphony and soprano Dawn Wolski. Nov. 2, 6 pm. $100. The JACC, 405 N. William St. cdasymphony. org (208-765-3833) WHITWORTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE Concert featuring the Grammy Awardwinning jazz saxophonist Chris Potter. Nov. 2, 8-10 pm. $12-$17. The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague. (624-1200) CLASSICAL GUITAR CONCERT Gonzaga Music Dept. faculty Dr. Paul Grove performs. Nov. 3, 3 pm. Free, donations accepted. Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. (313-6733) SPIRIT OF SPOKANE CHORUS Local women’s chorus specializing in fourpart a capella harmony in a barbershop style. Tuesdays, 6:45 pm. Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Rd. (218-4799) JUDY CARMICHAEL Concert by the Grammy-nominated jazz pianist. Nov. 7, 7:30 pm. $10-$20. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. bingcrosbytheater. com (227-7638) SPOKANE NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE “Music for a Modern Ear” concert by the newly-formed ensemble, featuring original music written by the its members. Nov. 8, 7 pm. Music City, 1322 N. Monroe St. (625-6200)
MOMIX: BOTANICA Nature-inspired dance performance, featuring elaborate costumes, puppets and props. Nov. 6, 7:30 pm. $20-$38. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague. foxtheaterspokane.com (624-1200) DISNEY ON ICE: ROCKIN’ EVER AFTER Disney characters take to the ice in a spectacle of song and dance. Nov. 7-10, show times vary. $18-$57. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. spokanearena. com (279-7000) MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER Performance of the classic holiday ballet. Nov. 13, 7:30 pm and Nov. 14, 7:30 pm $30-$177. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. nutcracker.com (509-227-7404)
WINTER SWAP 2013 Annual winter gear swap offering new and used items sold by individuals and winter sports stores, benefiting the Lookout Pass and Silver Mountain volunteer ski patrols. Nov. 1, 3-8 pm, Nov. 2, 9 am-3 pm and Nov. 3, 9 am-noon. $5. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. winterswap.org (208-765-4969) FREE KIDS HOCKEY LESSON Opportunity for kids ages 4-9 to try the sport, with some equipment and instruction provided. Space limited. Nov. 2, 2-3 pm. Free. Frontier Ice Arena, 3525 W. Seltice Way. tryhockeyforfree.com (208-7654423) QUALCHAN 12K Cross-country race sponsored by the Bloomsday Road Runners Club. Meet at High Drive and Manito Blvd. Nov. 3, 10 am $3-$4. Bloomsday Road Runners Club, High
Dr. & Manito Blvd. brrc.net (448-2616) SKI & SNOWBOARD WAXING BASICS REI’s in-house technician leads a class on how and why waxes work. Nov. 6, 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. REI, 1125 N. Monroe St. rei.com/spokane (328-9900) SNOWLANDER EXPO 2013 The Inlander-hosted, annual event features local vendors offering discounted prices on winter sports gear, season pass photos from local mountains, factory reps on site and more. Nov. 8, 4-9 pm and Nov. 9, 10 am-6 pm. $7. Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. snowlander.com/expo (279-7000)
THE BOYFRIEND 1920s-era musical comedy, presented by the CdA High School Theatre Dept. Oct. 24-Nov. 2, Thurs-Sat at 7 pm. $6-$9. CdA High School, 5530 N. 4th. chstheater.org (208-769-2999) THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Drama featuring former 1993 cast member Tracey Vaughan (playing Anne) as director. Oct. 24-Nov. 2, Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm. Post-show discussions Oct. 25 and 31. Free. North Idaho College, Schuler Auditorium, 1000 W. Garden Ave. (208-676-1667) LEND ME A TENOR Musical comedy. Oct. 25-Nov. 10, Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Thursdays-Sundays. through Nov. 10 $11-$17. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave. lakecityplayhouse.org (208-667-1323) NEVER THE SINNER Thriller based on the 1924 trial of Leopold and Loeb. Oct. 24-Nov. 9. Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Wed at 7:30 pm on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6. Sat at 2 pm on Nov. 2 and 9. $12-$28. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. interplayers.com (4557529) SECOND SAMUEL Comedy. Through Nov. 24, Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $22. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard. (325-2507) GUYS & DOLLS Muiscal performance by members of the Moscow Community Theatre. Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm, through Nov. 10. $12-$15. Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main. kenworthy.org (208-882-4127) LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Musical comedy directed by Troy Nickerson. Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm through Nov. 3. $16-$20. Ignite Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. (795-0004) SHREK THE MUSICAL Performance based on the DreamWorks film, featuring actors from Christian Youth Theater-Spokane. Nov. 1-2 and Nov. 8-9 at 7 pm, Nov. 2 and 9-10 at 3 pm. $10-$12. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. cytspokane.com (509-227-7404) TARZAN THE MUSICAL Musical performance by members of CYT North Idaho, based on the Disney animated film. Nov. 1-2 and 8-9 at 7 pm, Nov. 3 and 10 at 3 pm, Nov. 6-7 at 9:30 am and noon. Special needs show on Nov. 3 at 1 pm. $8-$14. The Kroc, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd. (208-765-8600) GREASE Musical performance by members of the Regional Theatre of the Palouse. Wed-Sat at 7:30 pm; also Nov. 9 and 16-17 at 1:30 pm. $17-20. Regional Theatre of the Palouse, 122 N. Grand, Pullman. rtoptheatre.org (3340750) FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Musical performed by local children ages 12-17.
Fri-Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 3 pm. FridaysSundays. through Nov. 17 $5-$12. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave. pendoreilleplayers.org (447-9900) NORA Play adapted from the 1879 script for “A Doll’s House,” covering women’s emancipation issues. Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm; Sun at 2 pm through Nov. 24. $10. Stage Left Theater, 108 W. Third Ave. (276-2775)
PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH The fall EWU faculty exhibition explores society’s disconnect with art objects due to the virtual access to art through modern technology. Gallery hours Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm. Runs through Jan. 17. Free. Eastern Washington University, 526 Fifth St., Cheney (359-7858) FIRST FRIDAY Local galleries display new works for the month of November, some featuring live music and refreshments during the opening reception. Nov. 1 from 5-9 pm. Free. Galleries throughout downtown Spokane and beyond. Visit inlander.com for a map of events or see page 36. POETICS & PUBLIC PROJECTION: ROSE BOND “Layered History — Redrawn Memory” exhibition featuring the work of the award-winning animator and media artist Rose Bond. Artist reception and lecture Nov. 12 from 5-6 pm. Exhibit runs Nov. 12-Feb. 7. Free. Bryan Oliver Gallery, Whitworth, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. (777-4513)
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DANIEL TAYLOR LECTURE “Telling Stories to your Inner Atheist: Faith and Skepticism in a Postmodern World” by the author and founder of The Legacy Center. Nov. 1, 7 pm. Free. Whitworth University, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. (777-4424) THREE MINUTE MIC Monthly openmic poetry night, featuring a showcase by the 2013 Spokane Poetry Slam Champion Lauren Gilmore. Nov. 1 at 7 pm. Free. Auntie’s, 402 W. Main. (8380206) CAN WE AFFORD THE DEATH PENALTY? Five panelists present perspectives on the topic, followed by an open Q&A. Nov. 2, 6:30 pm. Free, donations accepted. Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. (230-3017) MICHAEL KOEP The author discusses and signs copies of his new novel “The Invasion of Heaven.” Nov. 3, 1 pm. Free. Hastings, 101 E. Best Ave., CdA. michaelbkoep.com (208-664-0335) W. SCOTT OLSEN The essayist, hurricane-chaser and editor of the literary magazine “Ascent” reads from his work. Nov. 7 at 5 pm. Free. WSU Museum of Art, Pullman. libarts.wsu.edu I’M WITH THE BANNED A discussion of censorship and punk rock in conjunction with the release of the 2013 Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Liberty Annual, hosted by Leah Sottile, Sheri Boggs, Brian VanderVeen and John Waite. Music by local bands to follow. Nov. 9, 7 pm Free. Merlyn’s, 19 W. Main Ave. (624-0957) n
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1. Pick a category (I Saw You, You Saw Me, Cheers, Jeers). 2. Provide basic info about you: name, address, phone. 3. Email it to ISawYou@inlander.com by 3 pm Monday.
Irv’s Halloween Party October 26th, close to midnight, it was late and I was behind on time to meet my friends, the weather outside was freezing and dropping quick, I was rushing to avoid any more of the chilling cold and as I was closing in to open the door when, I saw you. You advanced out through the opposite door followed out by another person I assumed was your friend walking only inches behind. You were shorter than your friend wearing all black. You were wearing a leather jacket but what stuck out was the prominent rainbow necklace you were wearing. Hopefully against odds you’ll be out at IRV’s for Halloween and get the chance of meeting you along with maybe playing a few rounds of pool. Mission Park Tuesday evening, October 22. You were running past Witter Pool into the Park. I was running toward you with a friend (in bright green shirt). Our eyes met. And held. You: tall, extremely handsome in black running gear and hat. Me: tall, blonde triathlete in running shorts and white hat. Care to hit the trail together sometime? Indigogirl47@yahoo.com. Barter Faire 2013 I know this is a long shot, but I want to try anyway. Hopefully you or someone who knows you will show you this. I got up to the Barter Faire late Saturday. We were on the farthest outer ring-blue flags. You were helping your best friend sell stuff. I wish we would’ve hung out and got to know each other. I have thought about you several times since then. I still
Cheers My Polka Dotted Hero I am the luckiest woman in the world to have such a great man! Never in my life have I ever had someone take such good care of me, you are my rock, the one person in this world I can count on no matter what. Thank you so much for proving to me every day that you love me, you are a great friend to those around you and the best step father a boy could ask for. You remind me of the good in people even when its hard to see and that my friend is so rare in this dark world we live in. I cant believe such a wonderful man could love a woman like me but I am so very happy that you do. I know not all days in the future will be this good and some will even be bad but I am devoted to us and I promise to never stop finding ways to show you how madly in love with you I am, you changed my world and for that I am eternally grateful. Dottie Moo You Lift Me Up “Much like a cairn that requires a delicate balance to stand strong...warding off destruction, yet marking a path; beholding beauty. You Are My Light The love that we bare stands naked and without shame, as we have returned back to the garden to do it the right way this time, ready to break the cycle of life after life, age after age. Let us continue to sing our final redemption song as we patiently
My Hero To my homecoming hero, who told me, “I always win!” : I believed you, and saved my last dance for you. Thank you for making my dreams come true. I know we are both young but I believe that anything is possible! Even though the night is over, my heart still dances for you. To The Cutie At Sublime Cheers to the crew at Sublime Vapor! I’d been kinda hesitant to make the switch, but they made it easy and painless, letting me try the different juices before I bought them. Special thanks to the cute store manager with the big brown eyes and the blue-flamed bowling shirt. You’ve got my business! Manito/Grand Neighbors To those who live on Grand near Manito Park -- cheers to you for not raking up the leaves in your yards! It makes me so happy to drive through an area totally blanketed in beautiful autumn leaves. Keep it up! Suit and Tie The other day I witnessed a man getting out of his Audi and entering one of the banks on Riverside. I would just like to say that this young man was looking quite dapper in his suit and tie and I would like to encourage the other motivated young men of Spokane to follow suit (pun intended). Thank you so much for your glowing smile, you are certainly on my mind. Cheers to the bright and motivated yuppies of Spokane! Thank You! My Pinterest Pallet lightup Bedframe! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to the guys at Allied Building Products, Ella VADAR, and Rick for helping me complete my project to make a pallet bedframe with lights. I get excited everyday jumping into it! This is one happy Montana girl!
To The Man Of My Dreams I think my heart stopped when I saw you standing by the time clock . I wish we could find our way back to one another . I love forever !!! You Are The Best You Are The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me. Roses are red. Violets are blue. My world would suck, If I didn’t share it with you. Happy 20th Anniversary Baby, thanks for being my girl. I thank God for you. With all our aches and pains we really are a matched pair. Truth be told, I really did marry you for your money, so if you would just tell me where you buried it, I wouldn’t have to moonlight anymore Happy Birthday Babe! You are the greatest man, lover, father and friend! And the only person I want to spend the rest of my life with! You have all of my heart and soul! Happy Birthday My Love! Sacred Heart Medical staff. Recently a family member had surgery at your hospital. Big, big cheers to all your medical staff. From the receptions to the surgeons, every person we met was cheerful, friendly, and helpful. You have our continuous thanks for making us feel at ease and comfortable as possible! I Love You I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your love and support. You are the strong, intelligent woman that makes it possible for me to achieve everything my heart desires. You are my most beautiful, prized asset and I thank the heavens daily that you were brought into my life. I will love you always and forever. Mad For You
Jeers Off-Leash Dog Jeers, with an apology, to the woman walking her black dog “Rocket” above Pettet Hill on Friday, Oct. 25. I was out for
Hello Batman Love you with all my heart. Every call brings a smile to my lips and hope that our future can be full of laughs and total enjoyment of each other. Always looking forward to the next time we meet with anticipation. If ever the ambient temperature rises above your tolerance level get into your batmobile and venture Joshua H. is this week’s winner North. I love you! Batgirl
Downtown Sunglass Hut Dalton! It’s the short blonde girl that also works at the downtown mall. I know you don’t work at Sunglass Hut anymore but I miss you! I’m hoping you’re doing ok though and hope you get that internship. Stop by and say hi
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a run and saw you a block away, with your dog off the leash. You called to it, but it started running toward me. I was attacked last spring by an off-leash dog, and I’m still touchy about loose dogs. I yelled at your dog, who finally stopped, and then yelled at you, “Please keep your dog on a leash!” to which you replied, “F*** you!” to which I replied, “F*** you!” The apology is because I admit I overreacted and I’m not happy with how I responded to you. But this is still a jeers is because you should keep your dog on a leash --- it’s a county ordinance for a reason. If you want your dog to run freely, take it to a dog park.
turning it in to the hotel staff, and so far no response to my frantic “Lost” ads in the SR and on line. This ring is virtually the only thing I have from my grandma Esther, given to me by my dad two years ago (who is now 92 years old and in severe dementia). It is so very special to me, I feel like I have lost a part of myself. Please, please have a change of heart and turn it in to the desk. Feel free to leave a message, no questions asked. I am offering a $200 reward (way more than you will get at the pawn shop - it looks more valuable than it is. Those white stones are semiprecious, NOT diamonds!). Thanks in advance.
signaling. Also my turn signal may have been on for the last few miles, but I’m not clueless. I’m trying to patiently change lanes, which gives you no right to speed up to close the gap. That whippersnapper Jack will be nipping at your ass soon. I can’t wait to see you drive like the idiot you are now and get your pretty little vehicle munched. Then, oh what fun it will be when I get to town! - Old Man Winter
Failed Communication Jeers to me and you. This could be an “I saw you”, but since I don’t really read those... You: female, wearing art deco earings, driving the silver Pontiac Vibe mid-afternoon the 24th East on Second. Me: the maroon Tauras. I saw that your car was not functioning correctly. I pull up next to you and wave in the hopes that you’d roll down your window to listen to me quickly explain why I am wanting to talk to you. You turn and acknowlege me. You are talking into your phone while we are holding pace at 27 mph. The smile you hold as you assumingly talk to your friend quickly turns to horror as a random stanger attempts to contact you. I signal for you to lower your passenger side window. You let off the accelerator, slowing your vehicle as mine glides on. An intersection stops traffic. Your vehicle slowly stops next to mine. I wave again. And again. Your eyes determinedly diverted as you continue to speak into the phone against your ear. I can only assume the fear and shock you must have felt. The light changes. You’re free now. My message? Your drivers side brake light is out.
Pet Owners Jeers to you self absorbent, boastful self proclaimed “Pet Lovers” you spend an enormous amount on the best pet food, pet clothing and the best medical care. Yes, you do all these thing because you claim to be a responsible pet owner, HOWEVER you fail miserably in your civic responsibility. Too many of you intentionally fail to pick up your pet’s waste. You don’t have any intentions on picking up, You don’t bother to bring a plastic bag. Everyday I walk my 4 month old SpokeAnimal puppy along S Van Marter Rd, EVERYDAY I come across new piles of animal waste. Please keep our Pondarosa a nice place to live, retrieve your animal’s waste. Car Burglar To the creep that stole my wallet out of my Jeep parked in my driveway. Hey it’s bad enough that you came on my property and took my wallet, money and credit cards, but did you have to take my Garth Brook CDs. I sure hope you are not a fan, as I would hate to think I had any similarities to a such despicable person.
Slow Down Whether you’re a prick in a Prius or a hick in a Dodge You Stole My Ring So evidently Durango, you need to slow down it was not obvious that the ring and stop driving like you’re from you took from the ladies room at Seattle. I may drive a bit slower and the Mirabeau Park Hotel last Friday leave room for a car in front of me, night BELONGED TO SOMEONE but this doesn’t mean you need cut ELSE. There was no record of you me off without A P S E C R O W N S A A B E E N E A S E I N C U L L N L Y R U B B O A R G U E S T D T O A S L E E R S A T I S I N E S A R P O R T E I N E A C C R A E L I ’S N G S I D N A T S THIS WEEK! L E A G U E S R S E A N I ANSW W I N S S A T E M E N T V A G U E S T O R U S U D S Y O V O M A N S A G E A P Y E A H L I M S E R P C A N T I E P E A R A N C G U E S T A P S E A T S R E D Y R E E E H E R S L E T S U P S Q S GUEST
Play That Horn I’ve seen it happen so many times. Two vehicles are stopped at a traffic light, one behind the other. The light turns green and the first car doesn’t notice and so doesn’t move. The vehicle behind gives the car a quick honk to inform the car on the light change, and in turn gets flipped off for doing so. A horn is not just a rude gesture people! They were put in cars in the first place as a form of communication. You were the one not paying attention, and yet the person honking is the ***hole. Grow up! Bike Thief To the scumbag that stole my son’s bike from the Shadle Park High School, bike rack. What comes around goes around.
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y grandfather Everett is 92. It doesn’t take a lot to please him. A cup of coffee with cream. A phone call from his daughters. Cold beer. Soup. Bingo. We sit at the kitchen table in the cold, old house. It’s a place he doesn’t visit much anymore, and when he does it brings back memories. Fireworks on Fourth of July. The way it used to shake when the Air Force planes would fly over to the nearby base. As a baby, I smeared cake on my face at this very table. And now we’re sitting here, the pressure of the family on us, trying to figure out what thing about being him I should write about. At his age, people are always telling him how amazing he is. That being 92 is a miracle. An inspiration. He doesn’t see it that way. He sees this old, wrinkled, balding version of himself in the mirror, but inside he doesn’t feel so old. But life, now, has lost so many of its little miracles and wonders and surprises. Most everyone he knows has passed on to the other side. His five brothers. His three sisters. His wife of 64 years — my grandmother — passed away two years ago, but the person she was had been gone for four or five. When family comes to visit, he asks them for a ride to the dollar store. He buys razors and aftershave, and bags of M&Ms and Hershey’s Kisses that he squirrels away in his bedside table. He asks to go to three, four, five different cemeteries, where he yanks weeds from around the headstones of the people he once knew. He shakes his head at the miniature rose bush that yellowed and withered in the summer heat next to my grandma’s grave. It’s his grave too, really. Already etched next to her name is his: “EVERETT HALL 1921 — ”
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e’s too old and too alone to live in his house. But once a week he gets a ride up to the tiny green cottage to shake his head at the crumbling chimney. To sit in his old chair. To see how the rhubarb is coming. To putter in that basement he dug with a pickaxe and a shovel. Sometimes he asks his daughters to let him come back here. “Dad… ” they sigh. He knows. He keeps a routine every day at the luxe assisted living facility where he lives — a place he calls
“prison” or “the camp”; the smiling nurses are “guards.” He walks in a mile loop, pausing to water tomatoes. He avoids the sniveling old-timers parked in a line of wheelchairs out in front. He clicks off his hearing aid, smiles when they try to get his attention, and keeps on walking. In this world where everyone around him is shriveling, he tries to find miracles. His room is plastered with photos of his great-grandchildren. He scours the newspaper with a magnifying glass. It’s funny that the word “miraculous” doesn’t come to mind when he thinks about his own life. The way he left home as a teenager to earn money on nearby farms was just survival. When he pulled his own hand out of a factory machine, that was just a high pain tolerance. The record-breaking trout he yanked out of a freezing lake was just luck. When it took him two years to dig a basement underneath his house — well, that was just hardheadedness.
is eyes light up when he talks about something that just happened. Something that, in 92 years, he never dreamt he’d see. At the old green house one day, he puttered about as usual: pulling weeds, petting the big wolf dog over the fence next door, laying out mousetraps around the garage. A week later, he came back to make his rounds. He dropped the skeleton key into the chipped garage door, and when he pushed it open, there it was: something he’d never seen. Something that seemed to amaze him more than the giant fish or his nearly severed hand. More than a black president or cellphone cameras. More than outliving everyone he’s ever known. Something so unlikely that he smiles ear to ear when he even thinks about it. Right there in front of him, in one of those cheap mousetraps, lay not one, but two dead mice. Two mice that went for that Jif peanut butter bait at the exact same moment, at the exact same speed, and then — SNAP! Two mice, one trap. He claps his hands sitting at the old kitchen table as he tells it, an Old Milwaukee cracked open in front of him, and lets out a roar of laughter, his eyes wide. “Now that’s something you should write about.”
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