Development

The world's three main monorail builders are all expressing interest in designing, building, operating and maintaining Seattle's new monorail.

MTrans is a monorail company from Malaysia that calls itself "an urban transit system provider." It wants to compete with the other two monorail builders, Hitachi, which is part of Cascadia Monorail Co., and Bombardier, part of Team Monorail.

MTrans has 700 employees and is based in Kuala Lumpur.

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and Tim St. Clair

There is $500 million worth of city street and bridge repairs that have been ignored too long and Seattle City Council President Jan Drago says it is time to get to work on that.

"The next four years, the focus needs not to be on big capital development, but on maintenance, both major and routine," she says. "The era of big capital budgets is over for a while as far as I am concerned. We need to focus on the smaller things that are more realistic for us to deal with.

08/10/2005

Publisher

Yesterday the Pea Eye did not come and I was forced to raid neighbor Margaret's Seattle Times box.

I cannot eat breakfast unless I have my morning news and cartoon fix while munching my ration of Cheerios and sliced banana and a sprinkle of raspberries from the garden.

I was deep into Hagar the Horrible when the phone rang. I knew it was Margaret because she is aware of my addiction.

"Jerry? Do you have my paper again?"

"Yes, Margaret," I said. "My Pea Eye did not come. I looked in the bushes, too.

08/04/2005

Heather Sabin, Representing City of Federal Way, won one of the three Top Talent Awards and was chosen Third Runner up at Miss SEAFAIR Coronation Tuesday, July 26 at McEachern Auditorium at MOHAI. As a top talent winner Sabin was one of the three contestants to perform her talent at the coronation that evening.

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Heather Sabin of Federal Way (left) was chosen third runner-up to Miss Seafair, Melissa Parks of Burien.

Southwest Airlines and its other low-fare competitors are the reason the "average family" can enjoy affordable air travel.

They also help provide many good jobs in the travel, airline, and aircraft manufacturing industry. Their business model is modern and sustainable.

In order for Southwest Airlines and other efficient carriers to provide their service they must consider all ways to maintain their business efficiency.

08/04/2005

Burien received a major boost last week when Congress approved federal funding for the city's long-term vision for downtown redevelopment.

The state's two U.S.

08/04/2005

Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin said his success in getting legislation passed and his ability to go into any neighborhood and point his accomplishments is what makes him feel he is ready for a third term.

As chairman of the council's Transportation Committee, Conlin says his goals for the next four years are to continue to largely concentrate on addressing transportation issues and setbacks, and road, street and bridge repairs, both regionally and locally.

He is a member of a regional committee that has been lobbying for legislation to provide adequate money fo

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Dean Wong

FEELS SECURE FOR NEW TERM. Despite early on drawing several opponents, some of whom have changed targets, Councilmember Richard Conlin says he feels he has a strong neighborhood base for reelection.

Is there some sort of rule in Seattle that says all proposals for advancement and change must be greeted with a loud and definitive "No"?

As soon as Southwest Airlines suggested moving its operations to cheaper quarters at Boeing Field, the nattering nabobs of negativity immediately cried "No way." The "no-way" crowd spewed their nonsense even when the airline did something that none of the promoters of sports palaces did: offer to pay for the improvements themselves.

Southwest would spend $130 million on a terminal and a parking facility.

07/27/2005

Heavy hitters coming

On Saturday, July 30th, the country's best softball hitters are coming to Seattle as the 2005 WSL HR Tour invades Safeco Field. The WSL's Long Haul Bombers Softball Home Run Team will host a home run derby exhibition at 12:30 p.m., prior to the Mariners game vs. the Cleveland Indians. The Long Haul Bombers will hit softball after softball out of Safeco Field.

Seattle will mark the 14th stop on the 15-city 2005 WSL Stadium Power Tour.

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NEWS-TRIBUNE

As a two-term Seattle City Council member Richard Conlin said his leadership in the past eight years to bring community concerns and plans through council approval is part of what drives his confidence in his re-election campaign.

Having the ability to go into any community and point out my hand in many of their accomplishments with community goals makes me a difficult candidate to beat, he said.

As chair of the Councils Transportation Committee, Conlin said his goals for the next four years are to continue to largely concentrate on addressing tran

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