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Craig Ward was appointed SeaTac's new city manager Aug. 2 by a unanimous vote of the city council.

The move is a promotion for Ward, who had served as interim manager since July 1 and previously was assistant city manager for five years.

He was expected to sign an employment agreement and be formally hired at the Aug.

08/10/2005
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ERIC MATHISON

New SeaTac City Manager Craig Ward, left, is congratulated by Councilman Gene Fisher after his selection.

Xtreme wins World

The ASA Xtreme Girls Fastpitch won the U10-A Division of the NSA Fastpitch Western World Series in St.

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

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

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.

08/04/2005
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Heather Sabin of Federal Way (left) was chosen third runner-up to Miss Seafair, Melissa Parks of Burien.

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.

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.

07/27/2005

Burien Councilwoman Sally Nelson announced last week that she is a candidate for re-election to the city council.

"I have been honored to serve the citizens of Burien as mayor, deputy mayor and council member," Nelson declared. "I have helped provide a strong foundation for our city.

"Who remembers empty storefronts, and a grim Main Street?

07/27/2005

Special to the Times/News

After several years, a tug-of-war between the city of Des Moines and the Port of Seattle over the use of 90 acres of land south of Sea-Tac International Airport has been settled.

Both the city and the port recently adopted unanimously the first development agreement for the Des Moines Creek Business Park at this location.

"This is very significant," Des Moines Mayor Bob Sheckler declared.

The land, which City Manager Tony Piasecki said has sat vacant for almost 20 years, will be transformed from a property that was almost d

07/27/2005
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