August 31st, 2006

  • wesa

This is why I don't ride on the sidewalk.

A woman was crushed to death beneath a bus after possibly being bumped off the curb at a bus stop Wednesday evening, and a bicyclist was arrested by police.

The woman was hit by an articulated, or bending, bus that was approaching the curb about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday on the east side of Third Avenue between Pine and Stewart streets in the city's retail core, Officer Richard W. Pruitt said.

A 53-year-old Seattle man was arrested and booked into the King County Jail for investigation of second-degree manslaughter.

Pruitt said the woman was struck by the second axle of the bus and died instantly.

Witnesses told police that the woman was bumped into the path of the bus by a bicyclist, and a man matching the description they gave was found a block away.

we are so smart, smrt

NEW YORK ( -- If you equate education with intelligence, then the smartest city in the United States is Seattle - 52.7 percent of its residents age 25 or older have completed a Bachelor's degree or higher.

The education rankings were released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Seattle's also been ranked as the most literate city in the United States by Central Connecticut University, beating out Minneapolis, Washington and Atlanta. That rating was based on such things as the number of book sellers, libraries and newspaper circulation - as well as educational attainment.

Many brainy people have flocked to the Seattle area to work in what's called the "knowledge economy."

Companies headquartered there and in surrounding towns, including Microsoft, Amazon, Cray, Washington Mutual and Costco, all use heavy doses of information technology. Even another of the area's biggest employers, old-line Boeing, is also a glutton for technological solutions.

Seattle also has more than its share of residents with advanced degrees; 20.5 percent. Only Washington, D.C. has more holders of other advanced degrees. Many there work for the Federal government, as well as the think tanks and other non-government organizations that form the heart of capital working culture.

easy mountain hike

hey all...

i have the afternoon off, and was thinking of taking a short (half to fourtyfive min drive) to go on a hike that is not strenuous. any recommendations? i found a place called Twin Falls down i-90....

but, is there any that are closer up by bothell/kenmore, instead of i90?
i am new to this, and really am not that into hiking/mountains... so it has to be easy and something i dont need gear for, and can find easily.

or if you can recommend a website that might answer this for me...?

  • neevita

High Tea downtown?

Are there any places in addition to the Sorrento on Terry that serves high tea downtown? Have you been there/did you like it?

I am aware of the Queen Mary but it's off in the middle of nowhere conveniently bussable.

Many thanks.