- Jan. 25th - Spokane Chiefs vs. Portland - "CvC Night with the Chiefs"
- Jan. 26th - Zags vs. USF - "CvC Day" in Spokane
- Jan. 30th - ALL local Papa Murphy's "Day for CvC"
- Feb. 2nd - Cougs vs. Arizona Wildcats - "CvC Day" in Pullman
Born and raised in Spokane. Graduated from high school in 1969. Spent 4 years in the Air Force and went into broadcasting after discharge in 1975. Dean has been in the Spokane market since 1982. He is married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. When Dean’s not working you will most likely find him on the golf course or watching sports!
Teresa has been on the air in Spokane for more than two decades as a co-host & news anchor on two successful morning radio shows and a familiar face to Inland Northwest TV viewers as a morning news reporter and anchor. Her work behind the scenes includes producing and hosting numerous special programs like 4-Your Health, ExplorerTV, and Bloomsday coverage.
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Scottie dog has a new nemesis after Monopoly fans voted to add a cat to the game and eliminate the iron token.
Toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced the changes Wednesday, hours after voting on Facebook closed, marking the first time that fans had a say on which token to eliminate and which piece to replace it.
The eight tokens identify the players and have changed quite a lot since Parker Brothers bought the game from its original designer in 1935.
The online contest to change the tokens was sparked by chatter on Facebook, where Monopoly has more than 10 million fans.
The iron, wheelbarrow and shoe were neck and neck for elimination in the final hours of voting. Rhode Island-based Hasbro says fans from more than 120 countries voted in the Save Your Token Campaign.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
The classic Monopoly game is set for its most significant change in decades after fans voted to add a new token to replace either the shoe, the wheelbarrow or the iron — whichever piece received the least support in an online contest.
Toy maker Hasbro Inc. is scheduled to announce the new token lineup Wednesday morning, hours after fans cast their final ballots to determine which of the five proposed pieces to add and which of the existing tokens to eject.
The tokens identify the players and have changed quite a lot since Parker Brothers bought the game from its original designer in 1935.
The voting closed just before midnight Tuesday. Rhode Island-based Hasbro says the wheelbarrow, shoe and iron were neck and neck for elimination through the Save Your Token Campaign. The new addition will be a robot, diamond ring, cat, helicopter or guitar.
Fans from more than 120 countries have voted.
The online contest to change the tokens was sparked by chatter on Facebook, where Monopoly has more than 10 million fans. The initiative was intended to ensure that a game created nearly eight decades ago remains relevant and engaging to fans today.
Monopoly's iconic tokens originated when the niece of game creator Charles Darrow suggested using charms from her charm bracelet for tokens. The real-estate trading game is based on the streets of Atlantic City, N.J., and has sold more than 275 million games worldwide.
The current eight tokens are an iron, racecar, Scottie dog, a shoe, thimble, top hat, wheelbarrow and battleship. Most of the pieces were introduced with the first Parker Brothers iteration of the game in 1935, and the Scottie dog and wheelbarrow were added in the early 1950s.
Versions of Monopoly with the new token will come out later this year.
Did you get a little emotional during the Budweiser - Clydesdale commerical? Did the room go quiet when the amazing tones of the great late Paul Harvey took over the Dodge commercial? Those who didn't take a break from Super Bowl 47 during the commercials on Sunday got the chance to make new friends like Volkswagen's "Jamaican Dave" and learn about what celebrities like Amy Poehler know -- or don't know -- about electronics at Best Buy. They're just a couple of ads that aired during the big game.
Other spots featured Psy showing off his Pistachio-cracking style, a Speed Stick user staying calm in a tough situation at a laundromat, and Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd fighting over which one of them would help Samsung usher in "the next big thing." Like previous years, GoDaddy.com turned a few heads with their new spot, which included a very wet, and noisy kiss between model Bar Refaeli and supposed GoDaddy employee Walter. Meanwhile, Tracy Morgan, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Stevie Wonder, Willem Dafoe and Kayley Cuoco all got laughs with their ad cameos. Likewise, Oreo scored with a whisper fight in a library over which part of the treat is the best, and M&Ms found success with Red's cover of Meatloaf's hit "I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)."
Overall, the creativity was certainly down. Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes and Doritos were also among the contributors to the Super Bowl 47 commercials, which reportedly cost about four-million-dollars for a 30-second spot.
We’re pleased to announce that Teresa Lukens will be joining 590 KQNT as co-host of the Morning News Express with Dean Allen Monday morning February, 4th. Teresa brings a lot of experience, credibility, and familiarity to both the station and the show!
Teresa has been on the air in Spokane for more than two decades as a news anchor & co-host on two successful morning radio shows and a familiar face to Inland Northwest TV viewers as a morning news reporter and anchor. Her work behind the scenes includes hosting and producing numerous special programs like 4-Your Health, ExplorerTV, and Bloomsday coverage.
We are excited for her to join the 590 KQNT News Team! Tune in weekdays from 5:00am to 9:00am on 590 KQNT!
It's professional football's championship game. But for a long time the Super Bowl has been more about what takes place before the game, between plays and at halftime than the game itself. There's the entertaining media vs player moments leading up to the game, the in game commericals that we actually want to watch for a change, the halftime entertainment, the gameday food and of course gambling.
Las Vegas sports books are expecting big crowds for Super Bowl weekend. Oddsmakers have made the San Francisco 49ers a four-point favorite over the Baltimore Ravens, and they expect betting to be hot and heavy. There are also proposition bets, such as wagers on overtime and the two-point conversion. Last year, Nevada sports books collected nearly 94-million dollars in Super Bowl wagers. They hope to do even better this year while the rest of us can't wait for the funny commercial - we mean the game.
Most of us believe it's dangerous to use a cell phone while behind the wheel. But it doesn't seem to affect our behavior. Texting and checking social network sites has consumed many of us. Next time you are at a stop light take a look around. It's hard not to find at least one person who isn't on their phone or holding their phone.
Nearly 90-percent of the respondents in a new Triple-A poll feel talking on a cell phone while driving poses a hazard on the road, but 69-percent also admit they've done so within the past month. It's also not the only risk they've taken on the road. Nearly two-thirds of the cell phone-using motorists also admit to speeding and 53-percent confess to texting or sending e-mails while driving. In addition, 44-percent say they've driven while drowsy.
By comparison, just 31-percent of those who've never used a cell phone while driving say they've occasionally surpassed the posted speed limit. Just 14-percent say they've slipped behind the wheel when tired. Only three-percent admit to having sent an e-mail or text while driving.
There are so many other things that grab our attention and can possibly lead to an accident. Why add to it? Make your car a cell phone free zone for drivers.
The Super Bowl isn't the only big game on Sunday. Plenty of people will be watching to see a competition of a different sort -- which company has the best Super Bowl ad. Some of the advertisers are giving web surfers a sneak peak. Here are 5 teaser ads on YouTube:
1. Mercedes-Benz: In a spot that has gotten 5.4 million views on Youtube.com, supermodel Kate Upton wears a low-cut tank top as she oversees football players washing her car.
On the Web: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPq7jVGPs3g
2. Volkswagen: Volkswagen's teaser spot shows people who have starred in videos online previously erupting in temper tantrums on a sunny hilltop to sing "Get Happy" with reggae singer Jimmy Cliff.
On the Web: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfCm9P8naDQ
3. Gildan Activewear: First-time Super Bowl advertiser Gildan Activewear teases a spot that shows a man waking up dazed in a bedroom with furry handcuffs around his wrist.
4. Kraft's Mio: "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan appears to say a bleeped out profanity in a teaser to introduce Mio's sports drink drops, Mio Fit.
On the Web: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eenSfU7YYnY
5. Toyota: "Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco grants wishes to a peppy song in the teaser for Toyota's spot.
On the Web: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKnuMIIEtoo
He fought for us and our country. This is absolutely an amazing story. Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore will be joined today by a soldier who received two new transplanted arms after losing all four limbs in an Iraq roadside bombing. Twenty-six-year-old Brendan Marrocco is only the seventh recipient of a double-hand or double-arm transplant in the United States.
Here's the story from AP and reporter Marilynn Marchione
(AP)- On Facebook, he describes himself as a "wounded warrior...very wounded."
Brendan Marrocco was the first soldier to survive losing all four limbs in the Iraq War, and doctors revealed Monday that he's received a double-arm transplant.
Those new arms "already move a little," he tweeted a month after the operation.
Marrocco, a 26-year-old New Yorker, was injured by a roadside bomb in 2009. He had the transplant Dec. 18 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, his father said Monday.
Alex Marrocco said his son does not want to talk with reporters until a news conference Tuesday at the hospital, but the younger Marrocco has repeatedly mentioned the transplant on Twitter and posted photos.
"Ohh yeah today has been one month since my surgery and they already move a little," Brendan Marrocco tweeted Jan. 18.
Responding to a tweet from NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski, he wrote: "dude I can't tell you how exciting this is for me. I feel like I finally get to start over."
The infantryman also received bone marrow from the same dead donor who supplied his new arms. That novel approach is aimed at helping his body accept the new limbs with minimal medication to prevent rejection.
The military sponsors operations like these to help wounded troops. About 300 have lost arms or hands in Iraq or Afghanistan.
What is your super food for the Super Bowl? If it's chicken wings, then consider it a touchdown. Americans will eat more than one-billion chicken wings during the big game.
One-point-two-three billion -- that's apparently the number of chicken wings Americans will eat this Sunday while watching the Super Bowl. As football fans watch the San Francisco 49ers battle the Baltimore Ravens, they'll collectively consume enough wings to stretch from California to Maryland when laid end-to-end, according to this year's National Chicken Council poll. The survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive, also determined a winner in condiments. Fifty-seven-percent said they prefer ranch dressing, while 35-percent would rather go with bleu cheese dressing. The bleu-cheese lovers are significantly concentrated in the Northeast region of the country, while ranch is particularly popular in the Midwest. Chicken wing consumption is actually expected to be slightly down this year compared to 2012 -- but only by one percent.
Coaches vs Cancer Spokane is a major part of the nationwide campaign in the fight against cancer. Head Basketball Coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs Mark Few and his wife Marcy began "CVC" 11 years ago as a way to give back to the community. They have now raised over $6 Million that's benefited the American Cancer Society, Camp Goodtimes-East, the Ronald McDonald House, the Hospice House, the Sacred Heart Medical Center Pediatric Oncology unit, the Sacred Heart Mammogram Mobile and more. We’ve glimpsed the challenges that many families face when battling cancer. CVC Week is underway with several events.