Category Archives: Remarkable men and women

Security questions abound on how a plane was stolen from Sea-Tac airport

By Bruce A. Smith Serious security questions have arisen in the wake of a commercial airliner being stolen from Sea-Tac on Friday evening, August 10. Richard Russell, a “ground services employee” of Horizon Air,  entered the cockpit of a twin-engine … Continue reading

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DB Cooper World loses a sleuth – remembering Bob Sailshaw

By Bruce A. Smith Bob Sailshaw passed away early this morning. I just received an email announcement from his wife, Michele. For those of us who knew him and interacted with him, we knew Sail as a passionate, cantankerous-but-kindly, and … Continue reading

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The Donald and Me, and Salma

By Bruce A. Smith If the 2016 election wasn’t shocking enough, I was stunned even further when I read in the media aftermath that Donald J. Trump had tried to date the same woman that I had attempted to in … Continue reading

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DB Cooper is coming to Graham – Tuesday, November 8, 2016

DB Cooper is coming to Graham! At least a local expert and author, Bruce A. Smith is coming to the Graham Library to present his findings on the famous skyjacker. DB Cooper is the only sky pirate in the history … Continue reading

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Fran and the Volvo

By Barbara Jean Heller Behind the heavy double wooden doors, in its dark chamber resides a Volvo, a four-door sedan, circa 1992, locked. The garage is connected to the brick Tudor at 84 Jeff Street, Garden City. Behind its double … Continue reading

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Graham’s Raymond Cool loses 300 pounds – and keeps it off with his “baby steps”

by Bruce A. Smith Always a big man, Graham resident, Raymond Cool, lost 300 pounds in an inspiring manner – he did it all with small adjustments to his diet that he calls his “baby steps.” Perhaps more importantly, he … Continue reading

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