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October 30, 2013 at 7:26 AM
Speeding bicyclists: Seattle has stepped up efforts to reduce speeding near and around the city’s schools, and that means ticketing speeding drivers and bicyclists. Do you agree with Seattle’s efforts to hand out speeding tickets not only to drivers, but to bicyclists, too? Vote in our poll.
Speaking of drivers … Two guys got into a rather nasty dispute over a car blocking a road in Tukwila last night, leaving one man with a gunshot wound and a trip to the hospital. Oh, did we mention they both had guns? They’re cooperating with the police, apparently.
Two people killed in a fire in Lakewood, Pierce County: The call came in about 1 a.m. today and when firefighters arrived at the Morning Tree Apartments, flames were coming from the building and people were running to safety. Once the fire was under control, firefighters found the bodies in one of the units. KOMO has the story.
Sounders FC hasn’t won a match in ages, which prompted our soccer writer Joshua Mayers to explore an issue that’s getting media attention here and nationally: Should coach Sigi Schmid be concerned about job security?
Weather: Sunny during the day, but clouds will be joining us tonight and there’s a chance of showers tomorrow. That said, it’s supposed to be partly sunny on Friday. OK, we’ll put up with the showers for one day — though this could mean soggy trick-or-treaters. National Weather Service forecast
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October 16, 2013 at 9:25 AM
PORT ANGELES (AP) — Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict and Port Angeles Police Chief Terry Gallagher asked U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan to dismiss the “closure violation” tickets issued to people who stopped at a trailhead Saturday at Olympic National Park.
The tickets carry a $125 fine for visiting the park during the government shutdown
The law enforcement officials told the Peninsula Daily News (http://bit.ly/GRbUqz ) it was absurd for the ranger to issue the tickets Saturday and it shows a lack of discretion.
Durkan said no. She says those ticketed drove past signs saying the park is closed.
Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes says it supports the way the ranger did her job. Three citations were issued at the trailhead and two more were issued to bicyclists near Quinault who were asked to leave the park.
January 7, 2013 at 9:37 AM
Got a spare $3,000?
That could put you in a 16th-row seat on the 40-yard line of the Georgia Dome Sunday as the Seahawks take the next step in the NFL playoffs.
This morning, the NFL’s authorized ticket site, nfl.com/ticketexchange, listed 7,500 seats available for the Seahawks game against the Atlanta Falcons. The cheapest seats, $80, were on the stadium’s highest level, up from a corner of the end zone.
Meanwhile, another online ticket service, stubhub.com, showed more than 11,000 seats available, from $77 to $1,000.
Of course, you’ll have to get yourself to Atlanta. Priceline.com today showed a variety of round-trip flights between $548 and $700, traveling to Atlanta on Saturday and back next Monday — and a package flight-and-economy car deal for $476.
If the Seahawks win there, they’ll play the following weekend in the NFC Championship, at either Green Bay or San Francisco.
April 5, 2012 at 9:07 AM
KJR radio has a story about Russ Berkman and his dream to go to the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
Berkman, of Seattle, won a lottery for four passes to the tourney to watch practice rounds yesterday, but he was crestfallen when he discovered that his dog, Sierra, had eaten them.
The rest of the story involves discussing the possibility of dog puking, piecing ticket pieces back together and explanations to the tournament folks …
He got to go to Augusta. Read the full story.
March 20, 2012 at 8:14 AM
In preparation for the final U.S. stop of “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and The Great Pharaohs” exhibit opening May 24, the Pacific Science Center wants help in building a display of memorabilia from the last big Tut show in Seattle.
The public is invited to bring in photos, news clippings, magazine covers, gift-shop geegaws, anything from the big 1978 exhibition.
The science center will reward the owner of each item selected for the display with a free pair of tickets to the May show. Information: www.pacificsciencecenter.org
February 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM
A valentine for fans of Heart: The beloved Seattle band will perform on Sept. 10 at the Puyallup Fair. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson blazed a trail for women in rock in the ‘70s and ‘80s with hits such as “Crazy On You,” “Barracuda” and “These Dreams.” Last fall, they were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Tickets ($25-$65) will be available at the fair’s concert website or at 888-559-FAIR (3247).
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