Tuesday Buffet: Kalispell Chase, Campaign Fundraising, ‘French Spiderman’ Returns

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; today is the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

Scott Foster led Kalispell police on a high speed chase Monday, and then pulled a gun on officers after crashing his truck, but the incident ended without injuries. United Express will begin offering nonstop flights to San Francisco from Kalispell beginning June 14. The Whitefish Lake golf course plans to open next week. And on the Police Blotter, bullets are whizzing, hobo clans are camping, and a toddler wanders in Woodland Park after her folks had a little too much to drink.

In statewide news, Democratic challenger for Congress, Jim Hunt, topped Republican incumbent Denny Rehberg in fundraising for the first quarter of 2008. But Rehberg retains a much larger war chest. A documentary filmmaker, formerly of Joplin, is being detained with her film crew in Nigeria after officials there accused the group of violating their visas. In Hot Springs, there is more upheaval in the city government. With the election eight months away, U.S. Sen. Max Baucus has already raised $10.5 million for his reelection bid. Gov. Brian Schweitzer has ordered that games be removed from all computers under his jurisdiction. And the Great Falls Tribune reports on a squadron of airmen returning home from Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar.

And finally, the “French Spiderman” has returned, scaling a 46-story hotel in Hong Kong. He seems like an interesting cat. Have a great day.