Posts Tagged ‘News Items’

Walter Cronkite (1916-2009)

We have seen a number of public figures pass away lately.  Some hold a higher stature and get more news coverage than others.  Walter Cronkite, though he was ling retired, is one of those people deserving of a note in passing. The television was not a central focus at our house growing up, but I […]

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The Suicide Solution

This past Sunday, US Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) suggested that the executives fron AIG, the insurance company that has received $160 billion in bailout funds from the US Government, either resign or commit suicide.  In his comments to WMT radio in Iowa, “The first thing that would make me feel a little bit better towards […]

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Weekly News Roundup 2/1/09

OK, so I didn’t save a lot of interesting stuff this week, but I’ll give you a few things from the files: Winners Americans.  Whether you like or dislike Barack Obama, he is at least jumping in with both feet and starting to get to work.  Hopefully, the results will match the hype. Hikers and […]

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Weekly News Roundup 1/25/09

Another week has gone by — it’s time to go over a few of the stories that made it more colorful: Supporters of the University of Washington Football Team are behind a plan to spend $300 million on renovating the 88-year-old Husky Stadium.  Half of the money would be raised by the University from among […]

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Obama Inauguration

I’m looking forward to it.  You’re looking forward to it.  We are all going to watch the Obama Inauguration and we will have a better view of it on television than all of those suckers standing in the cold.  In a crowd.  In a crowd so large that the folks in the back will be […]

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It’s in the P-I

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I contemplate the rumored sale of one of Seattle’s two daily newspapers, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.  While the newspaper’s owners claim that the paper has not made a profit in decades, it is truly important for a city or a region to have as many reliable news […]

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Choosing Whether We Live or Die

I have been watching an ongoing case in Oregon City, Oregon that involves a couple who let their 16-year-old child die.  In this case, the couple cites the fact that they are members of the Followers of Christ Church in Oregon City, which practices faith healing, as an excuse for killing their child. While I […]

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Short Observation on Palin’s Daughter

Just wanted to make a short observation or two about the situation around Bristol Palin, the pregnant daughter of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The first is simply that I am wondering why it should make any difference at all to me as to whether Governor Palin’s family contains a pregnant daughter or any other […]

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Getting our Kids Hooked on Pot

Let’s start the week out with an issue that is not particularly Earth-shattering: An article from The Olympian this weekend reveals that a bus driver and some riders of Intercity Transit in Olympia are complaining about an advertisement on the bus that features a picture of a marijuana leaf.  The advertisement is for an event […]

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The “Elwha Disaster”

This last Wednesday, the Washington State Ferry M/V Elwha suffered a mechanical problem that caused it to stop in the water soon after leaving the ferry dock at Shaw Island in the San Juan Islands.  While there was a potential for problems, since it was some time before they could get generators running again, the […]

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