Jason McCollim with his K9 Manhunters Sookie and Indie Anna
Jason is Spokane’s very own voice of classic rock. Jason has been a local fixture on Spokane’s radio waves for over a decade, and a Jack-of -all-trades within the radio community.
The start of Jason’s radio career may have began behind the control board, but it wasn’t long before his many other talents began to get some recognition. Today, Jason is not only a recognizable hometown, homegrown voice on Spokane’s 98.9 KKZX, but Jason also works behind the scenes as the Program Director of 1280 FOX Sports.
In 2010 Jason joined Inland Empire Bloodhounds Search and Rescue, a Non-Profit Organization that trains Bloodhounds for Search and Rescue Operations with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. In 2011 and 2012 Jason served as the Vice President of Inland Empire Bloodhounds and Communications Office of the Spokane SAR Council.
Over the course of his involvement with Search and Rescue, Jason’s had the opportunity to work with some of the America’s Top Police and SAR K9 trainers including; Kelli Collins, Sandy Stuart, Pam Nyberg, John Salem, Kevin Baughn and the leading expert in Police Bloodhounds, Jeff Schettler.
A whopping 72 percent of all candy purchased on Halloween will come in the form of chocolate, according to a survey conducted by the National Confectioners Association. And if you really want trick or treaters to like you, your best bet is to hand out Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and M&Ms, which are the first and second most popular treats in the country, respectively. Snickers, Hershey's and Kit-Kats round out the top five.
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You've heard of peak oil, right? Well, get ready to seriously contemplate an even more serious threat to humankind: peak wine. Wine production around the world has weakened of late, and can't keep up with runaway demand. Last year, there was a 300-million-case undersupply, the largest such deficit in 50 years. At the current pace, a global shortage of wine is fast approaching, says a new report conducted by Morgan Stanley Research. “Data suggests there may be insufficient supply to meet demand in coming years, as current vintages are released,” the report says.
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Disgraced Dr. Conrad Murray made a beeline for the closest In-N-Out Burger after his release yesterday from a downtown Los Angeles lockup, where he served two years for his role in the death of pop star Michael Jackson. “I’m very happy to be released,” Murray said following his snack. “I will reunite with my family.” Oh, for sure, but not before reuniting with a scrumptious Double Double first.
According to a poll of HuffPost Taste readers, here are the nine Halloween "goodies" that people find very bad to receive in their trick-or-treat bags -- along with some choice reader quotes about why they're so hated:
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A Halloween-themed stage show at Universal Studios Hollywood has been cancelled amid criticism that it is insensitive to gays. In Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure, one scene depicts Superman getting sprinkled with fairy dust and turning into an ultra-effeminate character who eventually gets beat up by his nemesis, General Zog. A statement posted yesterday on the park's website reads, "After thoughtful consideration, Universal Studios Hollywood has made the decision to discontinue the production... for the remainder of its limited run." A GLAAD representative said the show's content amounted to "outdated stereotypes."
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Sometime during Boston's 8-1 trouncing of St. Louis last night during Game One of the World Series, Cardinal minor-leaguer Tyler Melling noticed a funny green substance on the inside of Red Sox pitcher John Lester's glove, and sent out a tweet insinuating that Lester was rubbing Vaseline on his fingers--a clear violation of major-league rules. Melling soon deleted the tweet, but not before it was preserved by viewers, several of whom provided followup evidence that Lester may have been cheating. For its part, Major League Baseball is dismissing such claims as unfounded. But, hey, see for yourself--the evidence is not insignificant, especially if you believe UFOs might exist.
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