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Articles from the March 19, 2009 edition

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 By Rita Bennett    General    March 19, 2009

Ask, seek, knock and the door will be opened

"Why wasn't this enough for me to live a strong, committed life?" By Rita Bennett I do not know what would have happened to me spiritually if I had not learned there is personal empowerment available for God's children. When I found out, all I had...

 
 By John Pierre    Opinion    March 19, 2009

Best wishes for Debbie Smith

Editor: I met and had a couple of dealings with Edmonds police Sergeant Debbie Smith through my one-time association with the Edmonds Police Foundation, and I found her to be an outstanding person and police officer. I'm sure the police department...

 
 By John Nadeau    Opinion    March 19, 2009

CRI Report

Stuff happens but don't let it slip away By John Nadeau If you live long enough and are sufficiently involved in life, you have experiences worth writing about and sharing. Maybe they are profound experiences framed by events like a war or the Great...

 

Fire Sirens - Even microwaves require some smarts

By Jeanne Startzman The Edmonds Fire Department was dispatched to 89 calls in and around Edmonds last week, which brings this year's call volume to 895. Aid crews responded to 59 calls; fire crews responded to 30 incidents. Response Readiness You...

 

Sound Health: Colon Cancer Screenings

By Lori Whittaker, MD It seems to be one of the most popular tests to put off to another day. If you're 50 you probably know what I'm talking about: colorectal cancer screening. Most people immediately think of colonoscopy, and you may be turned off...

 

Taking Stock - County firm defies economic naysayers

"It's possible for companies to raise capital without begging" By Tim Raetzloff Bad news has hammered companies and stock values across the country and around the world. Snohomish County hasn't escaped damage. But amid all the bad news there are glim...

 
 By DJ Wilson    Opinion    March 19, 2009

Taxes or services? Something has

"There are three final outcomes I hope to accomplish" By DJ Wilson Edmonds City Council president About a month ago the City Council asked for applications from citizens to join a Citizen Levy Review Committee. The purpose of this citizen group is...

 

Differing views on Stevens Hospital questions

Comments about Stevens Hospital and a question for D.J. Wilson: I am in a somewhat unique position to add some observations about Stevens Hospital, the quality of medical care it delivers, its leadership and especially the opinion of city council...

 
 By Diana Howell    Opinion    March 19, 2009

Don't count out daily newspaper

Editor: Dear al - dot hooper: They said radio would be the end of magazines and TV would be the end of radio and cable would be the of movie theatres (City Lights, March 5). Back in the '70s when multiplexes were just beginning to bludgeon...

 
 By Dave Orvis    Opinion    March 19, 2009

Orvis makes plea to retain funding

Editor: An open letter to my legislators There is nothing worse for an ailing economy than citizens who are sick. Workers who are sick can't produce. Kids who aren't healthy can't learn. Severe sickness creates a tax burden, not tax revenue. Our...

 

Give us your best shot of Edmonds

If you've ever taken that "perfect" photograph, and want to share it with the world, we'd like to see it. The Beacon is getting ready to publish its annual Guide to Edmonds and, for the seventh year in a row, we're looking to you for a cover...

 

Local road construction update

80th Ave W, the west sidenorth ofthe intersection with 224th St SW (Edmonds area) A shoulder and single lane closure has been reinstated from Mar 17 - Mar 18, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Puget Sound Energy will replace existing test wires for routine Cathodic...

 
 By Al Hooper    Features    March 19, 2009

A reluctant adieu to Sgt. Debbie Smith

"I'm thankful that Debbie Smith filled that role" Photos by Pat Ratliff There were a lot of mixed feelings in evidence when Sgt. Debbie Smith bid farewell to the Edmonds Police Department fond wishes for her retirement, but sad regrets for the...

 
 By Pat Ratliff    Features    March 19, 2009

Budget axe lops popular city programs

"This is the first of several cuts in the next 60 days" To view a video of Mayor Haakenson outlining his cuts to the Edmonds City Council, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2NtMrwAdcw By Pat Ratliff Mayor Gary Haakenson has implemented bold...

 

Calendar - Around Town

Auction/Fantasy Night at Meadowdale HS An Auction/Fantasy Casino Night to benefit Meadowdale High School's Senior Grad Night will be held from 6:30 9 p.m. on Friday, March 20. This event will feature both a Live Auction and a Silent Auction. There...

 

EDC puts Port in economic picture

As an investor and member of the Economic Development Council of Snohomish County, the Port of Edmonds took a keen interest in a report to the commissioners at last week's Port meeting. Deborah Knudson, president of the EDC of Snohomish County,...

 
 By Pat Ratliff    Features    March 19, 2009

Edmonds Easter Egg Hunt is coming!

The Edmonds Egg Hunt will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Edmonds City Park. Kids, grab your Easter baskets the Easter Bunny is coming to Edmonds! Come fill your baskets and hunt for magical golden eggs that win special prizes!...

 
 By Chef Dez    General    March 19, 2009

Expand Culinary Knowledge within Your Budget

CHEF DEZ ON COOKING Economic focus is in the news more than ever these days, and everyone seems like they're searching for ways to tighten their purse strings. There are ways, however, to expand your knowledge in the culinary world without affecting...

 

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