Hoop camp returns
Applications are now being evaluated for The Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10 - 19 are eligible to apply. Past participants include: Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign countries attended the 2004 camp. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team.
Ballard High School freshman Peter Osseward rules over kings, queens and pawns. His only claim to royalty, however, is as a chess champion.
Osseward recently took first place at the Washington State High School Individual Chess Championship at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood. Over 121 students from schools around the state entered the tournament. Osseward was awarded a first place gold medal for the ninth- grade division. He was sometimes matched against older players.
Osseward said he wasn't intimidated playing against older competitors.
A group of boys and girls from Ballard experienced a once in a rare opportunity to play basketball on the same court as the Seattle Sonics on Feb. 8.
The game matched the Chili Peppers, an all-girls squad with a Ballard Community Center boys team prior to the start of the Sonics-Hornets game.
The Chili Peppers have been together for two years and are an AAU Select team. They play in the Northwest Select Basketball Association.
Al Pirnat, the Chili Peppers coach said his girls are very advanced and skilled. "They're all on the path to high school.
A group of 13 parents is requesting an investigation of "potential misappropriation of funds" during the last four years at Arbor Heights Elementary School.
They sent a letter to Superintendent Raj Manhas and the Seattle Public Schools board of directors asking that the investigation include "all relevant accounts, including private funds and grants," the letter stated.
Parents asked that a report be completed in the next two months, before the 2005-2006 school year begins.
My first job at Boeing was as a hole driller on the B-17 bomber in 1940.
I had to drill the holes in the skin of the plane so a guy with a rivet gun could stand on a platform and put rivets in the holes. Then he took a compressed air rivet gun and another guy with a heavy steel bar of steel standing inside the airplane held it up against the tail of the rivet and the gun went rat-a-tat-tat.
I was down below the rivet bucker one day when he dropped the heavy bar and it smacked me in the head.
City Council candidates Casey Corr was for three years a full-time assistant to Mayor Greg Nickels and admits he has to remind people he is his own man.
"I'm my own guy," said Corr in an interview last week. "I think I'm highly qualified in this race."
Corr wants to oust seven-year incumbent council member Richard Conlin, up for re-election this year. Conlin has been a popular target, with at least three opponents unofficially declaring their intentions to run against him.