Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
With a 10-inning game win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, the Cubs became the 2nd team to reach the 10,000 win mark. Only the New York/San Francisco Giants have previously reached the 10k win mark. GO CUBBIES !
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
In celebration of Earth Day, Billboard magazine published a list of 10 music acts who have tried to make a difference to the environment over the past 12 months. Pearl Jam made that list ! Drummer Matt Cameron last year played a January benefit for flood victims in Central Washington, while guitarist Stone Gossard helped plant vegetation in a Seattle park ravaged by English Ivy. Way to go, boys ! The other nine acts can be found here.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
I was one of the lucky people who filled Hec Ed pavilion this afternoon to hear the Dalai Lama speak to a capacity crowd. We stood in line for a long time, but it was well worth the wait. The Dalai Lama is in the fourth day of the five-day Seeds of Compassion conference, an event intended to nurture compassion in children and those who influence them. He was presented an honorary degree from the UW, then spoke for about an hour. UW administrators invited students to submit written questions to the Dalai Lama that focused on compassion and other topics that were not overtly political. A few of those were presented by students from across the state. He was gracious in answering the questions - even funny at times. He picked on one gentleman in the front row who was a bit lacking in the hair department. He said they looked alike. His laugh was infectious. What an experience to hear him speak.
No photos from inside, but here's one of the Chinese protesters outside the event:
Official photos from the UW here.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Popular Mechanics recently listed the top 10 worst infrastructure problems in the US and our very own Alaskan Way Viaduct just happened to make that list. Oh goodie. Although we're definitely proponents of fixing the old creaky structure, we dread the day it closes for construction. It's our main thoroughfare through town. But its deficiencies absolutely need to be addressed soon. NO TUNNEL !!
Happy Friday everyone !
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool
The outstanding hitter known for a famous costly World Series error 22 years ago threw out the ceremonial first pitch to a loud standing ovation before the Red Sox home opener today. And it was a strike. Bill Buckner was cheered continuously as he walked from the Green Monster in left field -- draped with an American flag, waving to the full house along the way. The capacity crowd welcomed Buckner back to Fenway for the first time in years with a long, roaring ovation that brought the former first baseman to tears.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
...today is also Asbestos Awareness Day. The Senate passed the Asbestos Awareness Day Resolution (RES108) designating the first week of April as “National Asbestos Awareness Week.” ADAO, a non–profit organization dedicated to serving as the voice of asbestos victims, first proposed the resolution in 2004.