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September 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Lose the crude T-shirt

RAVE For Jim Page on the 40th anniversary of the Busker’s Ordinance. When I was at the UW in the 1970s, I always looked forward to his impromptu performances on campus. He brightened my days with his running commentary and incorporating the passers-by into his lyrics. RANT To the slobby man at the Washington State Fair…


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September 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: What part of ‘toxic’ don’t you understand, Mom?

RAVE For a spectacular jazz performance by a group of eighth-grade students from Eckstein Middle School, the delightful highlight of our recent visit to the Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union. RANT To the mom at Green Lake watching two young girls swim 20 feet away from the “NO SWIMMING” (due to toxic algae)…


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September 14, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: Oh no! Kitten trapped in dashboard

RAVE To the UW Police Department officers who rescued the 9-week-old-kitten I’d just adopted when it crawled under the brake pedal and behind the dashboard when I pulled into UW Medical Center. After half an hour trying to get him out, we flagged down a passing UWPD patrol car, and the officers used a screwdriver…


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September 13, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Go Mariners!

RAVE To the Seattle Department of Transportation pothole-repair team. I submitted an online report of a pothole at 4 p.m. Tuesday and it was repaired sometime before 7 a.m. Wednesday! What a testament to the city’s dedication to promptly attend to street repairs. RANT To Seattle “sports fans”: Where are you? Is the 12th Man under…


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September 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Keep dogs off the beach

RAVE To the city of Seattle for allowing bicycles on the sidewalks legally, operating “in a careful and prudent manner” as the law says, to reduce the number of bike accidents. Sidewalks are often the only safe alternative for cyclists and in some cases (Lake Union Loop), bicycles are instructed to ride on the sidewalk. RANT…


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