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Letter to the Editor.
When the 520 floating bridge opened in 1963, travelers had to stop at a toll booth on the east side of the bridge and fork over 35 cents (close to $3 in value today). So much money came in that the toll was lowered to a quarter, and the tolls ended in 1979 after the bridge was paid for.
Barack Obama and “Change.” The two are inextricably linked. In his remarkably successful run for the Democratic nomination for president, regardless of where he campaigns, the senator constantly, ceaselessly promises change.
I have heard there have been a few McKiernan spottings around the Valley. Someone at QFC saw McKiernan holding onto a shopping cart. Another saw him in the passenger seat of a family car while driving through North Bend. Still another saw him at the Fall City Cemetery on Memorial Day.
Viola virtuoso and painter Emanuel Vardi and his wife, concert violinist and artist Lenore Vardi — both North Bend residents — are using the universal language of music to advocate for special needs children at an evening benefit, Let Every Child Shine, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Emerald Ballet Theatre in Bellevue.
We started a new feature in the Valley Record called “Citizen of the Week,” co-sponsored by Replicator Graphics. This is an effort to recognize those individuals who give their time, money, wisdom, etc, to various causes in the Valley. Maybe they volunteer at the senior center or on a city commission. Maybe they mentor a high school student or take care of a grandparent. Too many times, small acts of kindness or extra effort don’t get recognized. This is your chance to share a special person with the rest of the Valley.