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Post by David Seago on July 6, 2007 at 10:15 am with No Comments »
July 6, 2007 10:15 am

Saturday:


He may not rank up there with Jim Thorpe or Lance Armstrong in the annals of American athletes, but Joey Chestnut is a true competitor. Accomplishing a feat both amazing and repulsive, Chestnut dethroned six-time world hot-dog eating champion Takeru Kobayashi by downing 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes. Don’t try this at home.


Sunday:


Well, duh. State Department of Corrections study finds Pierce County has "low need" for more work-release centers. That’s because the state has already been using the county as a dumping ground for released cons. At least the study strengthens the case for locating new work-release facilities in "underserved’ places like Snohomish County.


The proposal to extend the term-limits for Pierce County auditor and assessor-treasurer has enough merit to be put on the ballot as a county charter amendment. Those two jobs require some technical expertise and professional training, so experience is valuable. And it might reduce opportunities for term-limited county council members to hop over to either of those offices — which would be a good thing.


Monday:


We hail the the settlement between commercial shellfish growers and Puget Sound tribes that ends a long and bitter legal battle over lucrative shellfish harvests. U.S. Norm Dicks performed admirably in midwifing the deal, which involves, of course, some federal funding.


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