Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Alabama Elects A Democrat For Senate

Democrat Doug Jones defeated Judge Roy Moore for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions who became US Attorney General.  Moore had been accused by various women of inappropriate behavior.  Alabama had been one of the nation's most solid Republican state.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Saturday, December 09, 2017

The Maple Valley Christmas Firetruck

Around Christmastime every year the Fire truck visits our neighborhood.  This was the first time in years that I was around to see it.

Cougar student raises money for $220K donation after viral tweet



Fellow Cougar Danni Messina made headlines when her twitter promise to donate to St. Jude's Chilren's Hospital had gotten well above what she could afford.  She could have dropped the whole matter, but instead, her gofundme page has gotten higher than she ever could have imagined and is still going.   I too, contributed!
At this post, over $95,000 has been raised on her gofundme page.  Messina seems to be dealing with her new found celebrity real well and although this fame will not last long, her gifts will be appreciated forever. 

Friday, December 08, 2017

NHL Said To Be Coming To Seattle

With the approval of a remodel of Key Arena, news sources are reporting that Pro Hockey could be on it's way to Seattle.  Social media has been talking at possible names which have ranged from standard to ridiculous.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Franken Resigns

Minnesota Democratic Al Franken has resigned in a very defiant speech.  Franken has been accused of groping several women. 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Seatlte Sportscaster Bruce King

Longtime KOMO-4 TV evening sportscaster Bruce King has died.  He had been with the station for over 30 years when he retired in 1999, except for a year in New York at WABC.  He was named Washington Sportscaster Of The Year 4 times and won 2 local Emmys
He worked at one time for KABC in Los Angeles and covered the first Super Bowl in the LA Coliseum for the station. 
King was 83.

Seattle Goes With OVG For Sports Arena

In what could be the most controversial of the never ending saga of new sports arenas, the Seattle City Council has given approval to Oak View Group to build a 600 million dollar renovation of what is now Key Arena.  The move means the city has abandoned efforts by Chis Hansen to build an ground up arena in the SoDo district.
Many NBA fans believe the SoDo arena would be a better in luring an NBA (pro basketball) team as Hansen indicted his desire to purchase a team.  Hansen had tried to lure the Sacramento Kings a few years back.
The Key project is said to be an attempt to lure the NHL (pro ice hockey) to Seattle, with  the possibility of the NBA returning in later years.