Saturday, January 31, 2009

40 Years Ago: Beatles Say So Long

Seattle Commemorates Beatle's Last Public Apearence

Tribute band Creme Tangerine marked the 4oth anniversary of the famed Beatle's rooftop concert with a live reenactment at Seattle's Pike Place market. The actual concert was featured in the movie "Let It Be" and showed a disintegrating band performing an impromptu concert on a London Rooftop. The Seattle Times did a story on the reenactment.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sportsradio Station KJR Pays Tribute To It's Roots

KJR today linked it's present with it's past by interviewing Rock DJ Pat O'Day. O'Day, interviewed by afternoon hosts Dave Grosby and Mike Gastineau, was celebrating 50 years in the broadcast industry. O'Day was on for 2 straight hours about how he broke into the business, old stories of rock legend and and talking about his love of the industry. You can hear bits and pieces here

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Remember 1988? Largent Gets Revenge

Since there is no football this week, I thought we could take a trip down memory lane when Seahawk great Steve Largent made this nasty hit on a Denver player, a payback for an incident earlier in the season.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

At Last--Beyonce At The Inaugural Ball

History was made in DC this week. Barers Of Maple Valley did not ignore it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Jan Curran Fanclub Hits Facebook

The Jan Curran Fan Club began several years ago. My Cousin Jan was diagnosed with lung cancer . Jan began taking her magazine with her when getting treatments and decided to donate her extras for patients and their families to read. I'm sure a few doctors and administrators enjoyed the visits and donations as well. Jan began a lunch group in Palm Springs and then started writing about it in her blog. In my case where we deal with the mail, we get a real surplus of magazines. I myself started to donate them to hospitals.
With all the calls for national service, I noted that there was no JCFC on Facebook, which I believe is now the most popular networking site in the World. I decided to start a Jan Curran group with Jan's blessing, within 24 hours there were 20 new members.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cardinals Going To The Super Bowl

The Arizona Cardinals, who beat Seattle twice this year, are this year's NFL Cinderella team. The Cards, once an NFL punchline and punching bag, beat the Philadelphia Eagle 32-25
earning a trip to this year's Super Bowl.

Dr. Samuel McKinney Honored By TBT

For the second year in a row, Temple B'Nai Torah honored the Martin Luther King holiday by having a Christian minister speak at Sabbath Services. This year the temple honored long time Seattle civil rights leader Rev. Dr Samuel McKinney by awarding it's first annual "Hero Of Faith Award". The award was created to honor leaders of all faiths who inspire us to help heal the troubles of the world.
McKinney was introduced by his daughter, Dr. Lora-Ellen McKinney. McKinney talked about his days at Morehouse College with Dr. King. He also spoke of King's visit to Seattle in 1962. McKinney was Pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist Church from 1958 until 1998.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cougs Rally In Corvallis

The WSU Men's basketball team rallied from a nine point deficit to beat the Oregon State Beavers 61-57. The Cougars, who have been sputtering as of late are now 10-6 overall and 2 and 2 in conference play. Aron Baynes lead the Cougs with 17 points.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

More From Last Week's Flood

We feel very fortunate that the only hassle that we had was a long drive to work last Thursday. Thank you to the KOMO 4 website for these.

Congratulations Steve And Dawn

My Brother Steve has announced his engagement to Dawn. A late spring wedding is planned.

5th Legislative District Democrats To Reorganize

The Washington State 5th Legislative Democrats will meet to Reorganize this Tuesday January 13th at 6:30. The organization will elect a chairperson and then consider a motion to allow all dues paying members to vote for the reminder of the executive board. The meeting will take place at the King County Library Administration Building, 960 Newport Way NW in Issaquah.

More Flooding Scenes

This is the Issaquah-Hobart Road. We take that road from our house in Maple Valley to work. The neighborhood is on high ground and was never threatened.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Down The Road In Issaquah

A few days of hard continual rain has brought flood concerns to the area, our commute to work usually takes us through Issaquah.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Representative Bill Grant Dies

Representative Bill Grant of Walla Walla has died of lung cancer, Grant had served 22 years in the state legislature and was re-elected last November. Grant was one of a handful of Democrats representing conservative Eastern Washington in Olympia.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

2008 In Review XI: November--Obama Elected

Senator Barack Obama of Illinois made history becoming the first American of African heritage to be elected President Of The United States.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

2008 In Review IX: September--Walla Walla

On Labor Day Weekend, we joined my cousins in a trip to my old hometown of Walla Walla. We had a fun time wine tasting at a number of downtown establishments. Deb and I also stopped at Cougar Crest Winery, which was on the outskirts of town.

Happy New Year!