Scoop Blog Archive / June 2012

Knute Berger Looks at the Monkey Business Behind the Space Needle

King Kong tops the Space Needle in October, 1987, as part of a United Way fundraiser

Tonight in Seattle, editor at large Knute Berger offers the first in a series of Century 21-related lectures sponsored by Historic Seattle. The talk is titled "From Bobo to the Bubbleator: Seattle Social and Cultural Context in ’62." Read more »


Wallingford Retailer Offers a New World for Local and Imported Spirits

A.J. Rathbun
David LeClaire, owner of the newly renamed Wine World and Spirits

As mentioned in numerous news stories, articles, Tweets, placards, and even an earlier blog post, the booze-selling landscape changes that were voted in WA have actually taken place, taking the selling of spirits and such out of the hands of the state. Read more »


Giddyup To Puyallup For Some Dang Fine Pie

Leslie Kelly

Went to the Mother Earth News Fair at the Puyallup Fairgrounds yesterday to hear the "high priest of the pasture" Joel Salatin and, please don't string me up, I was underwhelmed. Oh, he's an entertaining speaker and the enthusiastic shouts of "Amen!" proved he was preaching to the choir. Maybe I was expecting too much, but he didn't bring anything new to the table in terms of serving up concrete advise about how individuals could make the planet a better place. ("We should plant fruit trees in the medians on interstates!" just didn't speak to me.) Read more »


Art Zone Remembers Circus Contraption Performers Killed in Cafe Racer Shooting

Via Nancy Guppy from Seattle Channel's Art Zone:

Two of the people that died in the tragic shootings on May 30th were musicians Drew Keriakedes and Joe Albanese who performed with Circus Contraption. As we collectively grieve this devastating loss, Art Zone host Nancy Guppy shares a wonderful musical moment with Circus Contraption performing in the AZ studio in 2009. Read more »


Bridges for Dummies: Baby Raptors, Toll Hikes and Weekend Closures

A falcon chick waits to be returned to its nest under the Ship Canal Bridge

A funny thing happened while I was going to my place of grudging acceptance this morning: I found this WSDOT photo of a baby peregrine falcon that lives with two siblings under the Ship Canal Bridge. A WSDOT biologist (yes! They have those!) and a professional falcon bander tagged the 3-week-old babes this week so they can keep track of them.

WSDOT's Flickr stream is always great entertainment. Read more »