Development

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

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

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

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.

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

Special to the Times/News

One of the annual mysteries originating in Congress is the concession made in the heat of battle to various groups of taxpayers. Someone proposes a concept, the code writers and computer whiz kids come up with acceptable verbiage and behold, a new law.

United States Code section 199 was added by the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 [Public Law 108-357]. The purpose of the law was to offset some of the losses American manufacturers sustained through new international agreements.

A whole new concept was created.

07/27/2005

Times/News

Reaction to Southwest Airlines' announcement that it plans to move flights from Sea-Tac International Airport to Boeing Field varied widely among three Highline community leaders last week.

SeaTac Mayor Frank Hansen, whose city contains the airport, labeled Southwest's proposal a "cockamamie idea" and said the airline should "live up to the obligations" it agreed to in supporting Sea-Tac's expansion.

Normandy Park's Larry Corvari, who heads the anti-Sea-Tac expansion Regional Commission on Airport Affairs (RCAA), declared the Port of Seattle, Sea-Tac

07/27/2005
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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
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