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Archives: Sep. 2012

Sep.
25th

Comcast adding 40 jobs at Fife call center; 180 in Washington

Cable, phone and Internet provider Comcast says it plans to add 40 new jobs to its call center in Fife and 140 more in call centers in Lynnwood and Everett.

The new hiring is part of Comcast’s effort to create specialized call centers covering customer needs in the western half of country. Comcast already employes 650 workers in Fife and 1,300 call center workers in Washington.

“When all the positions are filled in the coming months, Comcast’s Fife call center customer service representatives will handle calls from Comcast customers throughout the West who want to order new services, while the

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Sep.
25th

New Alaska Airlines paint job design will be the work of school children

Sea-Tac’s Alaska Airlines is asking school children in Hawaii to create a new design for one of its 737-800 airliners that connect the islands with the U.S. mainland.

The winning design will be picked in December. The plane that will be painted with the chosen design will be unveiled next spring.

The airline is asking students to create a design that embodies the “Spirit of the Islands.”
Spirit of Alaska Statehood
Alaska Airlines’ “Spirit of Alaska Statehood” livery was designed by an Alaska student

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade from public, private and home

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Sep.
25th

Boeing’s Dreamliner now a year in airline hands

Boeing today is celebrating the first anniversary of its long-delayed delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner to launch customer All Nippon Airways.

In that year, the company has delivered a total of 25 Dreamliners to six airlines including ANA. The first delivery a year ago was more than three years behind schedule because of numerous production issues.
ANA's first Dreamliner
All Nippon Airways’ first Dreamliner landing in Tokyo

In a little less than a year in airline service, the plane has performed reasonably well with the exception of issues with engines supplied by both engine

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Sep.
24th

One to One Physical Therapy sets open house at new facility

One to One Physical Therapy is showing off its new quarters this Friday at 1807 N. Stevens.

The open house is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., said Deb Kristovich, One to One Physical Therapy’s owner. The clinic previously was located in Old Town.

The new location is a remodeled building with larger gym and treatment areas and ample parking.

The Kristovich and her team will continue to serving physical therapy patients and expand services to people interested in working out in a “medically oriented gym” where they will have the guidance and supervision of educated health care

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Sep.
24th

American Airlines issues layoff notices to 66 at Sea-Tac

American Airlines, seeking to pare expenses and flight schedules while it’s in bankruptcy reorganization, told 66 workers at Sea-Tac Airport Monday they may be laid off in November or December.

The layoff warnings were among 11,000 American has issued nationwide. Sea-Tac’s possible layoffs pale in comparison with those at bigger American destinations.

The airline has warned of 3,000 layoffs in Dallas-Fort Worth, its headquarters city and hub; 3,000 in Tulsa where it has its major overhaul base; 1,200 in Miami, hub for its Caribbean and Latin American operations, and 1,000 in New York, jumping off point for European flights.

The

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Sep.
24th

Sea-Tac beginning master planning process with emphasis on sustainability

With the help of a $750,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, Sea-Tac Airport is beginning the process of drafting a new master plan for the airport with an emphasis on sustainability.

The new master plan, expected to be completed in 2016, will replace a master plan completed in the mid-’90s.

The new plan will guide airport development as its usage increases to many at 55 to 60 million passengers per year. When the last master plan was completed, some 22 million passengers were using the airport every year. Last year, more than 33 million passengers used Sea-Tac’s facilities for

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Sep.
24th

South Sound gas prices below $4 a gallon

South Sound gasoline prices appear ready to begin the slow decline typical for fall months in the Pacific Northwest.

Average gasoline prices in the Tacoma area have dropped and stayed below the $4 mark for several days. Compared with week-ago prices, average prices in the Tacoma area now are down by nearly four cents a gallon to $3.983 a gallon according to The News Tribune’s Gas Deal Finder.

Gasoline prices in the Tacoma area peaked at nearly $4.07 a gallon on September 9 before beginning a slow downward trend.

Gasoline prices have been unusually volatile this year. After

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Sep.
24th

Fashion show in downtown Tacoma this weekend to benefit Humane Society of Tacoma & Pierce County

Downtown Tacoma’s London Couture is putting on its annual fashion show this weekend to benefit the Humane Society of Tacoma & Pierce County.

“Strutt for a Mutt” begins with a cocktail hour at 7 p.m. Saturday and the fashion show at 8 p.m. in Opera Alley. Guests will see an Egyptian inspired fashion show, an auction, a raffle, and plenty of adoptable cats and dogs. The fashion in the show will be available for sale as well.

Organizers hope to raise $15,000 for the Humane Society.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door, and $100 for

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