A photo from Wimbledon had the following Caption:
Eye Catching Action at Wimbledon — Karol Fageros of Miami, Fla.
displayed winning form and controversial panties at Wimbledon,
England this week, as she defeated Britain’s Pat Wheeler, 4-6, 6-3,
6-2 in the All England tennis championship. Karol’s smartly
tailored Grecian-styled creation, embroidered in gold tennis
racquets and costing $120, captured for her the glamour girl title
of the tournament and the criticism of England’s Angela Mortimer,
who said they detracted from the game.
I’ll be gone between July 29 and Aug. 7. In the meantime the
Bremerton City Council will consider whether to pay for wireless
Internet downtown and a maintenance agreement for the tunnel. Check
the Kitsap Sun for
In the meantime, I’ll be scheduling the posting of six items I
found in Bremerton Sun archives dating back to 1957. Some will
amuse you, while some are just interesting in historical
The items begin Monday and run through Saturday. See you next
Word has it there’s a bad boss somewhere ’round Bremerton. I was
in the doctor’s office today and leafed through a copy of People
Magazine. It’s the one with Faith Hill and Tim McGraw on the
In it there’s a story related to the movie “The Devil Wears
Prada.” People throughout the country got to tell their horror
stories about their bosses. There were shorter snippets on the side
for stories that didn’t get full treatment. One told of a boss who
had underlings open their mouths for inspection before they went
out on sales calls to make sure their breath wasn’t bad. It was
signed by someone in Bremerton.
I tried to find the link to the story, but couldn’t. I found the
cover and the table of contents for that issue, but the biggest
news on the site today was that Lance Bass is gay.
So on Friday I’m up at a campsite talking to a guy I know and he
asks me about
the Bremerton tunnel. Actually, he heard me talking on the
phone to someone as I was finishing the story.
Detour — That’s the wonder of our age. I’m at a campsite where I
can get cell reception, good enough to get some information from
the state and pass it along to my editor. — End of detour.
The guy asks me if the tunnel is still on. Yep, I tell him.
“What a waste of money,” he says, adding that downtown business
owners don’t want it.
On another day, however, I had a conversation with someone who
said the people who don’t want the tunnel are the same ones who are
responsible for the current state of downtown. It wasn’t a
Like the idea or not, the tunnel is coming. Do you think it will
do what it’s intended to do? Will it be good or bad for
So here are some questions, based on a
parking conversation that was going on with and around City
Councilman Mike Shepherd and Evergreen Trophies’ Joe Hudson.
Friday’s Kitsap Sun
includes a story about the survey results asking whether people
thought paying for parking downtown was a good idea.
In an earlier post I wrote ” . . . everyone
acknowledges there is a problem that requires a solution sooner
rather than later.”
Don Wesley responded, ” . . . prove to me, the parking problem.
I’ve been doing business downtown for five years now and have never
had a problem finding parking on the streets.”
Wesley may be right. You’ll notice in the story Mike Shepherd,
city councilman, says there isn’t a problem with demand. He’s
undecided on the parking kiosk issue, but sees the sole benefit as
it being a way to provide funds to help improve the aesthetics
Nonetheless, there are some (probably the minority) business
owners who favor the kiosks. Perhaps there’s a benefit to getting
people used to this before downtown is really hopping. What do you
Click below to see the chamber’s survey results.
I’m reluctant, for the most part, to reference what a
publication competing with us for circulation is publishing. I’ll
make an exception today.
You may have seen our earlier story about how Mayor Bozeman was going
to speak to two Seattle audiences about Bremerton’s waterfront
redevelopment. Seattle, including the city council, wants
Bremerton’s advice about transforming their freeway with a view
(aka the viaduct).
There is an artist’s rendering, which
looks like a photo, of what Bremerton’s waterfront will look like
when the marina is complete. There are some details missing in the
photo, but it appears one of the details included will require
voters approving a sales tax increase.
Anyone here willing to bet that’s going to happen?
It’s time for another edition of “Things I’ve Seen in
Bremerton,” an irregular accounting of sights while scooting around
town. I wish I could say I saw all of this today, but I don’t get
There is a whole list of moving parts in the revitalization
effort for Bremerton. Wednesday the council had before it a 10-year
tax exemption for new multi-family properties, but punted when the
possible inclusion of rental properties got thrown into the
This was one ordinance that wouldn’t have just applied to
downtown, though that’s where it probably would have been applied
first. By summer’s end there could be a real decision on the