Opinion

Hollywood needs to adjust its act with customers

Critics also swooned over “Sweeney Todd”, the musical box office flop about a bloodthirsty British barber who slits the throats of his customers and makes hash (literally) of their bodies.

  • Jun 2, 2008

New on the menu? Important nutritional information to chew on

The King County Board of Health made history last week, and it is a change you’ll soon see when dining out. We passed legislation, after extensive negotiation with the Washington Restaurant Association, which requires chain restaurants to provide consumers with nutrition information.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bag this: Embrace the dark if you truly want to be green

Aneighbor of mine – Tony – is trying his best to take this “going green” thing seriously. For example, he tells me that he’s recently begun recycling his newspaper each week.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Family gives ultimate assist to save a life

When Gail Baker’s husband suddenly collapsed at their Auburn-area home, she instinctively knew what to do.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Water rights, future practices at Lake Tapps demand closer attention

The Lake Tapps problems is a series of very complicated issues. But very simply, it’s about water and who is entitled to it.

  • Jun 2, 2008

A lost commandment? Thou shalt not get off track

I was sure sorry to see of the passing of the famous actor Charlton Heston a couple of weeks ago. I especially liked him as Moses in the movie “The Ten Commandments.” Moses lived to be 120; Charlton Heston, a mere 84.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Impounding trouble in your own back yard

Imagine a pair of ferocious untrained pit bulls on the loose, suddenly free from the backyard confines of their careless owner and threatening a quiet Auburn neighborhood.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Finally, a serious transportation plan on the right road

Put aside for a moment the pros and cons of Dino Rossi’s just released transportation plan and consider this: It outlines what direction we should go in, why, how to get there, and how we’ll pay for it.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Detect this: Chance to become invisible is something to see

Nurse: “Doctor! There’s an invisible man in the waiting room!”

  • Jun 2, 2008

Our regional transportation at a crossroads: 2 ways to go

Every once in awhile, an election comes along that decides not just the next four years but the next 20.

  • Jun 2, 2008

All tolls, all the time? Not such a good idea

Anew study has weighed in on the topic of tolls and road congestion. This one is different. It considers all tolls, all the time.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Committing a memoir to memory is one interesting tale worth telling

Dr. Michael DeBakey, the renowned heart surgeon, received the Congressional Medal of Honor recently. He’s going to be a 100 years old this year, so apparently somebody figured they better get to it.

  • Jun 2, 2008

CASHMAN

Dr. Michael DeBakey, the renowned heart surgeon, received the Congressional Medal of Honor recently. He’s going to be a 100 years old this year, so apparently somebody figured they better get to it.

  • Jun 2, 2008

KLAAS

Steam is rising from your friendly neighborhood drive-through espresso stand these days, and it has little to do with a creamy latté.

Time for review: The cooling off of global warming

On my desk is a recent issue of Time magazine devoted to the dangers of global warming.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Majestic balloon ride for mom is not just an idea full of hot air

After three decades of being married to the same woman, you would think a guy would have a pretty solid knowledge of that woman’s likes and dislikes. But on Mother’s Day, five years ago, I had an apparent brain cramp.

  • Jun 2, 2008
The Kukors clan

Stroke of good work: Mom shows way for her star trio

Jaapje Kukors was by no means a “swimming mom” at first. But it didn’t take her long to get all wet with wonder.

The Kukors clan

Transportation: What went wrong when as we drive for answers

It’s expected that transportation will be the biggest local issue in the 2008 elections. Most people aren’t happy. But instead of trying to find scapegoats, let’s review some history to see why we’re paying higher transportation taxes for longer commutes.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Joke under pressure: A little levity can go a long way for politicians

His race for Dufur public office was not going well. The voters in Dufur (DOO-fur), a small town in Oregon, were leaning to his opponent in overwhelming numbers – or at least as overwhelming as a town of 500 can muster.

  • Jun 2, 2008