A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you aren’t a fan of Star Wars, then picking up the newspaper’s print edition might just make you shake your head. Read on. • It was a forceful front page in sports today, with four basketball stories, all with Star Wars-themed headlines. Our first thought, when seeing them, was to sprinkle Star Wars names and places throughout the column this morning. The sports page is dominated by George Lucas’ baby. My Twitter feed is full of The Last Jedi mentions. That’s plenty.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Talk about a blast from the past. Joe Albi Stadium is in the news again. And the idea is to replace it. It’s an idea whose time has come. Read on. • A dozen years ago, the City of Spokane decided to use Albi Stadium as a political football. It was falling apart, not due to any fault of its own, but due to neglect. It wasn’t worth keeping. The land, a sizable chunk on the North Side, would be better served in another capacity. The City had a plan. Actually, Mayor Jim West had a plan.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Seems awfully calm out there today. There must be a storm on the horizon. We are being figurative here, but also a bit literal. Read on. • The literal part is simple. The inversion layer that has wrapped Spokane in a blanket of cold air will be tossed aside on Friday. According to the Weather Channel, there is a 70 percent chance of snow before the weekend. The figurative part is more nebulous. There is Sunday’s showdown with the Rams, of course.
What is this Jedi thing everyone is talking about? No chance it is as good as Spaceballs. ... Just kidding. We get it. And get it. And get it again. Our daily column, with links. https://t.co/gIZzXr5ACI
@cougzzzz@cougsgo That was an option once. It has gotten so bad, it would cost way too much to do now especially considering where it is and what it is used for. Too bad it’s gotten to this point but it has.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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