Archive - 2012
Deer Parkâ€™s Jake Konzal, disqualified from last weekâ€™s District VII wrestling tournament in a weight classification dispute, made a surprising appearance at this weekendâ€™s Region IV tournament.
The district disqualification occurred after Stag head coach Matt Jorgensen decided to move Konzal, who was battling an illness, up a weight class.
Jorgensen said he followed league rules in making the decision and it was met with approval by the Great Northern League coaches.
Deer Parkâ€™s Clay D. Starbuck, 47, who was arrested on Feb. 6 in connection with his ex-wifeâ€™s murder, was formally charged with aggravated first-degree murder on Thursday in Spokane County Superior Court.
He was subsequently charged with sexually violating human remains on Friday after detectives believe Starbuck placed his wifeâ€™s body in a sexually suggestive pose after he killed her.
The Kettle Falls Bulldogs, using a 13-0 fourth quarter run, defeated the Springdale Chargers 40-36 on Thursday in the opening round of the District VII Class 2A tournament.
The win propelled the Bulldogs (3-18 overall) into the double-elimination portion of the tournament. The Chargers, who defeated the Bulldogs twice during the regular season, ended their season with a 4-17 record.
The Republic Tigers wasted little time dominating the Springdale Lady Chargers 43-30 in the opening round of the District VII Class 2B tournament on Thursday.
The win propelled Republic (14-6) into the double-elimination portion of the tournament while Springdale ended its season with a 4-17 record.
The Tigers held the Lady Chargers scoreless for the first 13 minutes of the game as they built an 18-0 lead.
Springdale finally broke the scoreless streak on a pair of free throws from Spring Hamilton. Republic answered with a 3-pointer by Gabby Jessen and took a 22-7 lead at halftime.
Spokane County Traffic Engineers began placing weight restriction signs on affected roads throughout Spokane County on Monday. The restrictions will limit the size and weight of vehicles that are allowed to travel on specific roads throughout the county.
Sheriffâ€™s deputies will allow a two-day pubic education period before enforcing the restrictions on Feb. 15. The fine for violating the posted weight restriction is $411.
The Spokane County Engineers web site details the restrictions countywide.
An investigation into the December homicide of a Deer Park woman has revealed that a call to the 911 communications center from the victimâ€™s cellular phone was not immediately forwarded to the sheriffâ€™s office for investigation.
Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Department Public Information Officer Craig Chamberlin explained that hang-up calls into the 911 center fall into two categories. A Phase One call gives the cellular phone number and the cellular tower location. A Phase Two call gives the number plus the latitude and longitude of the cellular phone.
The Deer Park Stags had no answer for Clarkstonâ€™s inside game, especially in the first half, as the Bantams rolled to a 62-42 win on Tuesday.
Clarkstonâ€™s power game helped the Bantams build a 15-point lead early in the second quarter.
The Stags managed to cut the lead to 36-24 on a pair of 3-pointers from Uconn Peone, only to have the Bantamsâ€™ Drew Adams answer with a long range jumper just before intermission.
For most of the second half, the Bantams were content to play a ball control offense.
The Stagsâ€™ last hurrah came on a Zach Mohr 3-pointer that closed the game to 45-34.
The ex-husband of a Deer Park woman who was found murdered in her Reiper Avenue home on Dec. 3 was charged with first-degree murder and second-degree burglary in connection with her death.
Clay Starbuck was taken into custody on Monday.
Chanin Starbuckâ€™s body was discovered following on a welfare check request from friends and family after they noticed a large amount of mail not being picked up at her home. Deputies found Starbuck's body on the bed.
Although largely unknown outside her district in Eastern Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers could be the next U.S. vice president.
First elected in 2004, McMorris Rodgers is now in her second term as vice chairman of the Republican Conference, which makes her the highest-ranking Republican woman on Capitol Hill. She has built a significant amount of behind-the-scenes clout, and has become one of her partyâ€™s most influential leaders on issues like international bailouts, earmark reform and the fight against Obamacare.
If you believe Punxsutawney Phil, keep those snow shovels handy. If youâ€™re Deer Parkâ€™s groundhog (if Deer Park had one), spring is just around the corner.
Earlier today, Phil, who seems to be the countryâ€™s preeminent groundhog, saw his shadow, meaning six more weeks of winter.
Yet, in cloudy Deer Park (3,000 miles from Philâ€™s home) any groundhog would have a hard time seeing his shadow, meaning an early spring.
And if we need a tie-breaker, Shubenacadie Sam in Nova Scotia agrees with the Deer Park forecast.