Another piece of history As a Seattle Museum of Flight member, I am pleased that the Lockheed Electra has been saved in flyable condition, and will anchor a major exhibit. [“A piece of history takes wing,” NW Sunday, Sept. 22.] Meanwhile, more than 2,000 miles to the east, Boeing’s strategic-bomber prototype, XB-47, languishes outdoors in the…More
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A step too far I live in a view apartment on Beacon Hill, and for months now, I have woken up on weekends with loud airplanes sporting gigantic advertising banners in front of my window for hours on end. I pay for a view of the Puget Sound, Sodo, downtown and the mountains, and instead of getting…More
City has ruined the event The Seafair attendance article misses a very important point. [“Seafair’s closing-weekend numbers have been dropping,” NW Monday, Aug. 5.] Going to the hydro races is no longer a fun, family event. The city of Seattle (yes, the same city that cannot run a business as complicated as a downtown parking lot)…More
Blue Angels can’t be replaced While watching the Patriots Jet Team perform this weekend, I thought of the lyrics to a song by Sting: “You could say I’d lost my belief in our politicians. They all seemed like game show hosts to me.” [“Patriots paint the sky,” page one, Aug. 3.] While the Patriots did a…More