October 21, 2010
NEW — 6 p.m. Oct. 21, 2010
Maybe they were drunk?
Police responded to the state liquor store at 6927 Coal Creek Parkway Southeast at 4 p.m. Oct. 5, where two men and two women, each about 21 years old, entered the store, grabbed bottles of alcohol and ran out. The suspects stole a fifth-of-a-gallon bottle of Patron tequila worth $57, a fifth-of-a-gallon bottle of Ciroc vodka worth $33 and a fifth-of-a-gallon of Grey Goose vodka worth $35. The manager reported the suspect’s license plate, as well as the make and model of the car.
October 21, 2010
NEW — 11:55 a.m. Oct. 21, 2010
The Coal Creek YMCA will host a family trail walk along the rebuilt Coal Creek Trail from 10 a.m. – noon Saturday.
Walkers will congregate at the trailhead in the YMCA parking lot before taking to the 1.5-mile trail to the Red Town Trailhead.
YMCA members and nonmembers are invited, as are singles and families.
October 19, 2010
NEW — 3:50 p.m. Oct. 19, 2010
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Newcastle Library will be at 3:45 p.m. tomorrow at the corner of 129th Avenue Southeast and Newcastle Way.
Those who attend will be treated to free food and drinks, and music from the 60-piece Tyee Middle School Wind Ensemble.
KCLS will provide about 25 “gold shovels” for those who wish to help with the ceremonial digging, and it will provide small shovels and hard hats for children who want to get their hands dirty and help.
The ceremony will take about 30-45 minutes.
October 18, 2010
When I was young enough to read until 2 a.m. and then go to work all chipper the next day, I was a Robert Ludlum fan. I would suck in his big books like beer at a boring party.
There was a single piece of music that I listened to as I read these, and this was before iPods and CDs and “repeat” buttons, so it required me to actually get up off of my butt and move the needle back to the beginning of the LP when it was over. (Students, please see Wikipedia for explanation.) It was Handel’s “Water Music,” and I listened to it so much that I’m convinced that if given a baton and a willing orchestra with a great sense of humor, I could conduct it today.
So, you can imagine the thrill that ran up my spine when I read an essay about Robert Ludlum’s writing habits and the fact that there was only one piece of music that he listened to as he wrote, one and one only, over and over:
“Elvira,” by the Oak Ridge Boys. No, seriously … it was Handel’s “Water Music.”