I helped a friend and his wife load their stuff into a big U-Haul some days ago. They were moving to southern California. Some people think a move from this part of the world to that part is sort of like trading a gentle scalp massage for a whack on the head with a garden rake. That’s a bit of an exaggeration. A small shovel would be more like it.
I t was obvious that the recent vote to approve a bid to build a new Snoqualmie City Hall was a painful process. Despite the economic downturn, prices continue to escalate and the bids came in higher than anticipated.
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.
• On May 2, 1957, Senator Joseph McCarthy, R-Wisc., passes away at age 48. McCarthy had been a key figure in the anticommunist hysteria popularly known as the “Red Scare” that engulfed the United States in the years following World War II.
• On April 28, 1789, the HMS Bounty is seized in a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian, the master’s mate. Captain William Bligh and 18 of his loyal supporters were set adrift in a small, open boat. Bligh and his men reached the East Indies in June after a voyage of some 3,600 miles.
I actually received not one but two phone calls from people upset that we took an ad from Dr. Ken Hutcherson condemning the Day of Silence. Nobody has called to complain about taking an ad in support of the Day of Silence. But what this illustrates is varying levels of acceptability. Some are for censorship when their view conflicts with that of others.
• On April 7, 1776, Navy Captain John Barry, commander of the American warship Lexington, makes the first American naval capture of a British vessel when he takes command of the British warship HMS Edward off the coast of Virginia.