Good morning and happy Lost Sock Memorial Day.
It’s snowing again in downtown Kalispell, though the guy on the radio this morning swore we’d see sunshine this afternoon. I hope he’s not just toying with us. On the Beacon today, Dan Testa writes about a conservation group that’s filed a request for documents relating to an upcoming Glacier National Park decision regarding avalanche control on the railroad tracks skirting the park’s southern border. The group is concerned a railroad company influenced the decision after public comment. And, in the police blotter a man got a little impatient when his female friend dallied too long in Wal-Mart.
A former University of Montana football player pleaded guilty Thursday to two charges related to a violent home invasion that involved three other Grizzly players. A federal judge in Montana has rejected a request by the government to delay a lawsuit seeking to place the gray wolf back on the endangered-species list. The House on Thursday passed a massive homeowner rescue plan to provide cheaper, government-backed mortgages to half-a-million debt-ridden borrowers and bolster an economy crippled by the housing crisis, but President Bush has threatened a veto.
And finally, in Des Moines, Iowa, a 78-year-old blind man scored a perfect 300 game at the Century Lanes bowling alley. “I can’t see the lane or the pins and have a heck of a time finding my ball sometimes,” Dale Davis told The Times.
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