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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.
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
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
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.
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.
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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Port of Seattle commissioners have approved the first of three agreements with the city of Des Moines that could lead to development of a business park on 90 acres of Port land near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
This is the first of three properties slated for redevelopment following completion of a study that examined development opportunities on parcels of vacant airport-owned land that can be returned to productive business use.
Construction could begin as early as 2007.
The study was conducted by the airport and
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.