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Bellevue’s Leonard Wolfork got something rare in football: a second chance. And this time, he made sure no one caught him.
Even if you actively avoid paying attention to politics, you might still have accidentally stumbled across the recent news of General Colin Powell’s endorsement of Senator Barack Obama. The endorsement was covered extensively. But during the course of his interview on Meet the Press, Powell made a statement that was arguably much more important than his preferred presidential pick, and yet it went almost entirely unreported in the news.
Definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Washington voters do a great job of living up to this definition when it comes to our elected officials. In election after election, we send the same people to Olympia always expecting a different result, only to hear about the same, unresolved issues four years later. Washington voters have a chance to break this cycle in 2008 by electing Dino Rossi as governor.
When you’re in a state of panic, you can do things really well, such as run after a bus, think up an excuse or find a last- minute gift. Other tasks require a calmer approach. You don’t want to be panicky when you’re slicing a tomato, pouring hot coffee or preparing your taxes — and certainly not when you’re investing for the long term.
Election Day is fast approaching and we’ve all been implored to cast our votes on Nov. 4 ‚ “because it is our right and our responsibility to do so.” Additionally, we’re told our future depends on it! To be sure, this is important business and, as such, requires attention to detail in order to make the important choices. I would submit, the best way to make these choices is to do so from an informed position.
In the Oct. 17 issue, Jeff Matson urged voters to vote “no” on Sammamish Propositions 1 and 2 — because he believes that the East Lake Sammamish Parkway project should be axed and that our council members don’t deserve dental and vision insurance.
Absentee ballots are in the mail this week, and it’s time for voters in Issaquah and Sammamish to take a stand on two local issues. Our editorial board supports the $19 million Sammamish parks bond and annual $310,000 levy measures, as well as the $4.5 million Issaquah fire bond measure, and we think you should, too.
When I was a teenager, I remember watching TV at Dean Cartmill’s house. Dean was my best friend and one of the most even-tempered people around. Nothing seemed to make him angry. But on that particular occasion, Dean’s dad sauntered into the TV room and greeted us with “Hi, girls.” I didn’t think much of it. I figured he was just being funny.
Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.
State Route 900 will be closed down to one lane from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Thursday. The closures will be from Talus Drive to Newport Way.
Sammamish’s Cook family has found a new, adventurous hobby that gives additional meaning to their family hikes and helps bring them together.
The hunt is on for a new school board member.
Thank you for the informative article about Michelle Moulton (Sept. 12 Sammamish Reporter). As neighbors of the Moultons, we have witnessed Michelle’s courage first-hand as she has endured endless tests and procedures over the last few years while actively promoting the causes of universal health care and insurance reform in hopes that it will help others. You can read more about her work and her plight at: www.friendsofmichelle.com.
In the course of our busy days, we interact with and impact the lives of numerous other human beings. We navigate on automatic pilot through the mundane tasks of suburban existence, barely conscious of how our actions or words influence our neighbors or coworkers. Then, one day in a moment of need, we are jolted awake by an unusual act of kindness: A stranger pays for our latte when we’re caught without our wallet, or allows us merge on to the highway when it seems that no one else will. Sometimes the moment is truly extraordinary and that unknown neighbor saves our life.
The Issaquah City Council on Tuesday heard the city’s analysis of a citizen’s petition to designate the Lower Issaquah Valley Aquifer as a sole-source aquifer.