Articles from the November 15, 2012 edition

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Council passes pot moratorium

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Fearing what city attorney Nathan Smith termed as “unintended consequences” from the recent legalization of marijuana by state voters the Cheney City Council unanimously passed a six-month emergency moratorium at its...

 

Six teens injured on Betz Road

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Speed and narcotics may have led to an accident just north of Cheney that sent six Cheney High School students to area hospitals Friday night. Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies received a call about 10:16 p.m. of a rollover...

 

Service honor

Cheney High School senior Jessica Kumar presents teacher Randy Hunt with a flower in honor of his service during a Veterans Day ceremony last Thursday. Flowers were presented to about 20 area...

 

Officials come together for Scablands project

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Sometimes, separate but similar people sit around in separate but similar rooms talking about how they can separately reach the exact same goals. When it comes to promoting the outdoor recreation opportunities...

 

Other events much closer to nuclear war than Cuba

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter If as retired Soviet military expert analyst Dr. Steve Schwalbe says, and the Cuban Missile Crisis was not the take-the-world-to-the-brink-total nuclear-annihilation-moment it has always been though to be, then just...

 

Teaching and learning in the modern classroom: Cheney’s new middle schools

Teaching team moves walls for education By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter After two months of classes in the Cheney School District’s two new middle schools, teachers are finding more technology and...

 

Hallett Elementary announces students winning awards in October 2012

This month Hallett Hawks are focusing on the school’s guidelines for successful behavior. These include: Having a positive attitude, always doing their best, working together and knowing the rules. The following students who earned the HAWK Award f...

 

A concert for the veterans

Medical Lake High School put on a show Thursday, Nov. 8 in the auditorium. The high school’s Wind Ensemble (above), Windborne Singers (below), and Jazz Band performed in a Veterans Day program, showcasing their musical talents. Parents, family and...

 

Pot legalization leaves questions unanswered

Leave it to a progressive state like Washington to do something that bucks the system. Last week voters passed a referendum granting same-sex marriages, becoming one of three states to do so by popular vote. Not to be out done, but less heralded at...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Opinion    November 15, 2012

50 years of James Bond’s enduring legacy

We all have our own ways of moving on from an election like we saw last week. My way? See a James Bond movie. I’m not a diehard James Bond fan, but the latest movie, Skyfall, is by far one of the best in the franchise. Over the last 50 years, 23...

 
 By JAMES EIK    News    November 15, 2012

Airway Heights comp plan review refines visions, issues, goals

The Airway Heights Planning Commission continued its work on chapter three of the city’s comprehensive plan, which focuses on community issues, visions and goals. At its Tuesday, Nov. 13 meeting, the commission reviewed its work from the previous...

 
 By JAMES EIK    News    November 15, 2012

Saluting our veterans

Students in Medical Lake High School’s Junior ROTC program performed a drill routine at the Veterans Day program Thursday, Nov. 8. See more photos of the concert on page 3....

 

Third quarter miscues end Blackhawks’ run

When you’re playing the top-ranked team in the state, you can’t afford to make mistakes – especially deep in your own territory. That proved to be the downfall for the Cheney High football team...

 

EWU mens’ basketball 2012-13 More mystery may await Hayford in season two

In his first season as the head coach of the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team, Jim Hayford entered some relatively uncharted territory in moving from Division 3 to Division 1. He did have some senior experience to rely on and he...

 

Eastern rallies past Cal Davis, 31-28

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter As UC Davis head football coach Bob Biggs approached the final road game of his long career with the Aggies he knew his team needed to get the big plays that had eluded...

 

Fall brought back some good times for Medical Lake sports

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter This past Monday was one of both wonderment and reflection for Medical Lake High School athletics director Chris Spring. On a day spent away from the office, but not from work, Spring got to enjoy watching his kids...