Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Popular British Actor Roger Moore Passes

Roger Moore, who played James Bond through most of the 1970s, has passed away at 89.  Although the movie character was originally played by Sean Connery, Moore's persona was pretty much how I perceived the James Bond character. After all, the first few Bond movies that I saw, starred Moore in the lead role.
 The suave British actor also played Simon Templar in the TV version of The Saint which was viewed both in America and in England.  He also played the part of Beau Maverick in American TV series, Maverick.    He did the intro to Burl Barer's True Crime Uncensored, of course Burl has written of both Maverick and The Saint.
Moore was knighted  by the Queen in 2003


Oxarc

Oxarc bought our family business in Walla Walla in 2000. My brother still works for them. It makes me proud when I see the name on the fire extinguishers at the Best Western in Walla Walla where we stayed. 

Marts To seek House Seat

Democrat Tola Marts has announced that he will seek the nomination for Washington's 8th Congressional District.  The position has been held by former King County Sheriff Dave Reichert, a Republican, since 2005. 
Marts has served on the Issaquah city council since 2009.  He is currently the council president. If he faces Reichert, he would be the first Democrat opposing him that has held public office.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Funny Sign At El Corazon

Sign is actually friendly and welcoming and funny.  El Corazan is on South Palouse in Walla Walla.

Still Around Back Home

Located across the street from the Best Western where we stay,  Greiner's Radiator is one of the businesses that I remember from my childhood that is still around.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Traffic Reporter Taylor Post Hits 30K

Dec 13, 2016, 91 comments
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Not the happiest of news.  But after 6 months, the post of Tracy Taylor's departure from KING 5 has amassed over 30,000 hits.  It jumped over the 4 years old Meeghan Black story in only a few weeks. 
This was a few weeks before Tracy's birthday which is on Christmas, so most  people  had thought she was only on vacation.  What's interesting is that this is only a local story.  It speaks well of Tracy's popularity.  She has since worked on air on special assignment project and traffic report fill in on KIRO 7 TV.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Iconic Seattle Rocker Dies

Chris Cornell of the 1990s grunge band Soundgarden has died.  Cornell was 52.  The death is being investigated as a possible suicide.

Reid Scott on acting as "CBS This Morning" host on "Veep"


Reid Scott plays Dan Egan on the Veep.  Formerly an aide to the Veep/President, Dan is finding out his new position as the morning anchor on CBS This Morning isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sirius XM Launching Beatles Channel

Sirius XM subscribers can now have The Beatles 24 hours a day on it's channel 18,  Beatle music has been heard on the 60s and 70s channels, however, now fans of the Fab Four have a station dedicated to the iconic band's music.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Congats T-Birds!

Congratulations to the Seattle Thunderbirds for winning their first Western Hockey League title!