Craig Sayre

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Commissioners balk at baseball contract

Lou Brancaccio (Columbian Staff) — May 31, 2011 at 4:08 p.m.

That starts tomorrow already? Wow!

Can I comment on the lack of NHL coverage by The Columbian or does the change mean all commentary has to go through Facebook? I know about Siberian out**post** of course, but what's the point of doing that?

May 31, 2011 at 4:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Memorial Day service honors veterans

*He recalled returning home from Vietnam, where he had fought during the Tet Offensive, and participating in his first Memorial Day event. Like Monday, he wore a miniature Combat Infantryman Badge as a symbol of pride — and recognition. But when he ran into a fellow veteran wearing a CIB, they merely exchanged glances and nods.*

Craig Brown - Columbian Metro Editor

Craig, I had a little different take on Colonel Aronow's remark. It seemed to me that he was saying "here I was, a Viet Nam veteran, a member of the 101st Airborne, meeting a World War II veteran, also a member of the 101st, and him saying to me with a nod of the head, "welcome home son". That's when I finally felt I was home."

May 31, 2011 at 4:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dentists to feel bite of insurer’s fee cuts

*Dental insurance is a complety misnamed "Insurance."*

DrWilliamPritchard — May 31, 2011 at 3:37 p.m.

That's for sure. Dental "insurance" is a joke. It's a placebo that employers give to make the workers think they're getting something. Just fund our HSA with the funds you pay to the insurance company. We can pay for our own dental needs.

An insurer once told me that a license to sell insurance is a license to steal. Dental insurance companies prove the truth of that maxim.

May 31, 2011 at 4:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Murray praises river locks project as investment in economy

*Questions for Ms. Murray: When did going into debt become known as an "investment?"*

LewWaters — May 31, 2011 at 2:37 p.m.

That was in a 2008 memorandum from DNC Chairman Howard Dean sent to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid, as well as candidates Obama and Clinton. "Do not refer to deficit spending as "unfunded expenditures", instead refer to them as "investments" - unless you're referring to a Republican plan of course."

May 31, 2011 at 4:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Now is not the time for a new bridge

*The cost of removal is ?????*

777driver — May 31, 2011 at 3:42 p.m.

I believe the projected cost of demolition is at about $50 million.

May 31, 2011 at 4:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commissioners balk at baseball contract

Now there is a comment I won't be able to make when we switch over to real names!!!!!

E Terrific — May 31, 2011 at 2:47 p.m

Yes, we are all saddened by the fact that you'll no longer be able to engage in senseless personal attacks.

May 31, 2011 at 4 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Cut everything, but please don't tax

theone — May 31, 2011 at 12:02 p.m.

And how much will you be donating to Olympia today theone? Can I put you down for $1000?
Please send to:

Office of the Governor

416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Suite 200

Olympia, WA 98504-0002

May 31, 2011 at 2:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Now is not the time for a new bridge

*But to tear down a bridge already paid for and perfectly functional makes zero sense.*

NotBuyinIt — May 31, 2011 at 11:40 a.m

That's what I can't figure out either. If you have a perfectly good working older Ford, why junk it and by a Yugo?

May 31, 2011 at 1:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Now is not the time for a new bridge

Sounds like the two bridges cost the same, when equally compared.

Jack Burkman — May 31, 2011 at 9:11 a.m.

You would be wrong Jack. Look at the differences between the Glenn Jackson and the Interstate bridges. $700 million for the Glenn Jackson (in 2011 dollars), which is over 10,000 feet in length (and is 8 lanes plus 4 emergency lanes, plus a pedestrian lane wide), and the Interstate which, as you state is 3500 feet. With your logic, the Interstate should cost $245 million. And you'd be right if you followed your own logic.

May 31, 2011 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Murray praises river locks project as investment in economy

D'oh!n't you know that hydroelectricity is **not** a renewable resource according to our "progressive" friends like Senator Murray? Of course they want the dams removed. If they could get away with it, they'd call for the elimination of all dams on the Columbia as well.

May 31, 2011 at 1:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )