SeaTac lawmakers said no to pawn shops and yes to a business park in a residential neighborhood during a lengthy Oct. 28 meeting.
Following comments by several SeaTac residents opposing pawn shops, council members unanimously declined to set regulations that would allowed a pawn shop at South 192nd Street and International Boulevard. The shop would have been in the old Dave's Diner site next to the? Casino.
Lawmakers also heard from residents against the business park at the former Boulevard Park school South 128th Street and 20th Avenue South.
Last week's debate/forum at West Seattle High School clearly showed that I-1000 (Physician Assisted Suicide) will open the door to dangerous medical practices which will have far reaching implications and should solidly be defeated.
Millions of people around the globe have been gasping from a daily dose of headlines suggesting that just maybe we are once again in the grip of the dreaded recession or worse, the return of the historic depression that descended on the world with the stock market crash of 1929.
Our spirits have been jounced up and down till we have scrambled brains trying to cope with the daily good news/bad news dose emanating from Wall Street.
I was nine when this happened before. A barefoot boy. Eighth from a family of ten. We were living in a rented two-story house in Portland.
By Dave Kannas
How should I approach this without coming off like an "I was there before you" jerk?
What brings this to mind is an old photo I found recently. It was taken in April, 1972 when I was on a short bike tour of the coast of Northern California. Although I lived in Los Angeles, the trip began just north of San Francisco. It was my intent to ride on U.S. 101 until I found a road that would take me to Highway 1 then north until I felt like turning around.
By the end of the first day I reached the Navarro River.
West Seattle's newest high school expansion is at nearby Shorewood Christian School.
Celebrating its 29th anniversary, this is a big milestone year for Shorewood Christian. The high school is currently in the expansion development phase with this being the first year offering ninth grade. Each subsequent year, they will be adding 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. By the year 2011, they will be a full service school offering pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The school is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and is approved by the State of Washington.
When Lisa Lancaster moved from California to West Seattle last June, her son, Brendan, 7, was enrolled in Alki Elementary School.
Classes conclude at 3:15 p.m., so she planned to enroll her second grader in the Alki Community Center's after school program next door. Problem is a child needs to be on their waiting list in January to have a shot.
"We didn't know which school Brendan would be enrolled in until we moved here in June," said Lancaster.
Mark Wainwright of the Admiral Neighborhood Asscociation should have his facts right before writing his letter to the editor ("Headline a Disservice," Thursday Sept. 25).
The facts are:
- Department of Neighborhoods Application Review comments conclude, "There is a chance that the Parks Department does not support the project at this time due to the size and location of the park. The park (at) California Avenue and Southwest Hill Street is between a green area and a parking lot that belongs to a church and right next to a busy arterial.
Thank you for your article (on spanking, Sept. 24).
I do have to have to point out that there was no yelling at the church though. I asked people if they would like more Christian child rearing information and one of the other protesters said that Jesus wouldn't hit, but we didn't yell nor did the church parishioners.
I do admit there were some pretty rude comments and at one time there was a brief verbal exchange, but most of the yelling came from passersby who honked and yelled their support.
No matter what the city does, the homeless just will not simply go away.
This was evident when police shoved campers off city land near West Seattle - urged on by a mayor who says homeless should have permanent homes while doing little to make that happen.
Last week so-called Nickelsville was shoved out of its existence on city land on West Marginal Way but quickly found a temporary "home" in a Washington State Department of Transportation parking lot at 7115 W.
Highline citizens were invited to an open house put on by Port of Seattle officials last week at Boulevard Park Presbyterian Church to observe the upcoming Grand Opening of the remarkable Third Runway at the Sea-Tac Airport.
The church is under the flight path of the marvelous new runway.
I was unable to attend so I missed the opportunity to meet many officials who helped create this testament to the determination, skill and patience of thousands of leaders in their zeal.
This amazing billion dollar effort which displaced thousands of homes stands higher than t