As a young girl Ada Snyder attended Olympic View elementary in North Seattle during the 1920's. Today at the age of 95 she just finished up her 20th year volunteering there while working with students in Pam Heindl's kindergarten class. Her loving, positive outlook and love for kids has kept "Grandma Ada" coming back.
For Governor Christine Gregoire, education is the foundation for keeping, attracting and expanding aerospace manufacturing in Washington State.
It all begins at Renton Technical College, where the governor and some (hopefully) future Boeing workers practice the art of riveting.
Ford has announced it’s not manufacturing the Crown Victoria anymore, so the Seattle Police Department needs to decide on a different model to replace their patrol cars.
On Tuesday at the Bremerton Motorsports Park officers from the Seattle Police Department and other agencies test drove six different cars: The Chevrolet Impala, the Dodge Charger, the Ford Interceptor Sedan, the Chevrolet Caprice, the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV and the Ford Interceptor SUV.
This is some edited footage of Seattle detective Ron Smith taking some of the cars for a spin. These cars will be cycled through the precincts as patrol officers try them out and give their impressions starting in July, with a final decision on which models to purchase made seven months after that.
Set up the camera and shot out of the bedroom window for a little time lapse tonight. I wish the clouds would have stuck around but the wind was too strong and pushed most of them out. Over an hour of video down to one minute. Good night everyone.
Every couple years King County holds a memorial and burial every year for those who either have no family or cannot afford a funeral themselves.
154 people were laid to rest during a simple interfaith ceremony held at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Renton. The service included prayers in many languages and faiths, burial rites and music.
For more on this story, including a slide show, check out the story from our partners at the SeattlePI.com
Click through to see a full list of those buried this week.
List courtesy of Josh Trujillo, SeattlePI.com
Larry Adell, died Sept. 25, 2012
Clarence Anderson, Aug. 13, 2004
Thomas Leslie Armstrong, Jan. 8, 2011
Ernestine Arnold, July 29, 2010
Anna Arnott, Aug. 20, 2011
Herbert Aaron Ashley, June 24, 2010
Doris Austin, Dec. 4, 2010
George Allen Ayala, June 19, 2011
John T. Ball, July 20, 2011
Roger Barnette, June 27, 2010
William J. Basanich, July 15, 2010
Virgil L. Beach, July 17, 2010
Ronald B. Beres, Aug. 12, 2011
Harold L. Bever, Feb. 25, 2011
John Bilitz, May 10, 2010
Sheryl Boldt, Feb. 13, 2012
Richard J. Bonner, Oct. 3, 2004
Robert Borski, April 19, 2010
Richard E. Bottini, March 17, 2010
June Burns, Aug. 28, 2011
Jeanne M. Carlson, March 11, 2010
Gregorio M. Castro, July 2, 2010
Jimmie Harold Caudle, Jr., Jan. 14, 2010
Sandra Dawn Christensen, Jan. 14, 2011
Percy R. Coffin, March 6, 2010
Walter J. Connelly, Jr., Feb 8, 2011
Jack W. Cooper, Aug. 11, 2011
Gary B. Davis, March 21, 2011
James L. Davis, May 26, 2010
Loriann Degre-Romo, July 27, 2010
Chico G. Disteffano, Oct. 5, 2010
James R. Dunn, Jan. 5, 2010
Dorothy M. Duran, Feb. 9. 2010
Rodolfo C. Duvergel, Feb. 15, 2011
Sidney R. Eoff, Dec. 26, 2010
James Edward Ewing, Feb. 24, 2011
Gerald. J. Finley, July 5, 2011
Timothy L. Fitzgerald , Aug. 12, 2011
Dana Michael Fix, July 9, 2010
Russell Folwell, April 20, 2010
Linda R. Ford, March 6, 2011
John A. Foster, April 27, 2011
J. Michael Freeman, April 21, 2010
Darnell Howard Gantt, Jr., Feb. 19, 2010
Douglas Tyrone Giles, April 18, 2011
Gerald Gimlin, May 28, 2011
Christopher C. Goldner, Oct. 16, 2010
Simeon Gomez, June 30, 2011
Deborah Ann Hale, July 31, 2010
Gail J. Halstein, April 10, 2006
Archie Halvorson, Feb. 22, 2009
Mark A. Harper, April 6, 2010
Larry A. Hearne, May 20, 2010
Miguel Hernandez-Leon, Aug 27, 2011
James Donald Hill, Oct. 19, 2010
Christopher L. Hood, July 12, 2010
Jeanine Horsfall, Aug. 9, 2011
Robert Lee Houston, Jan. 6, 2011
William Allison Huntley, Feb. 5, 2011
Michael L. Inger, Feb 3, 2010
Frank Isola, Aug 10, 2011
Leonidas D. Jackson, Jr., May 2, 2011
David James, May 29, 2010
Shawn D. Jeremic, April 3, 2010
Hugh W. Jesper, June 6, 2010
Jerry E. Jesper, April 29, 2010
Jay D. Johansen, Feb. 28, 2011
Harrison H. Jones, Feb. 8, 2011
Leroy E. Jones, Sept. 12, 2010
Rickey Frank Jones, April 16, 2010
Robert Lee Jones, Sept. 4, 2010
Brenda Joyce Kaslow, Jan. 28, 2010
Gary D. Kunkle, April 3, 2011
Andrew Lach, May 10, 2011
Russell Eugene Lambeth, April 6, 2010
Melvin K. Lara, July 29, 2011
Francine Lassiter, Feb. 14, 2010
Frederick A. Locke, Jr., March 24, 2011
Robert A. Loftus, May 19, 2011
Earl Lum, May 6, 2010
Owen Lyng, Dec. 21, 2010
Elmo Marley, July 22, 2011
Linda Johnene Martin, May 21, 2011
Andrez Quintana Martinez, Aug. 20, 2010
Jovonie L. McClendon, Oct. 30, 2010
Carole J. McGillivary, July 22, 2011
Thomas McKinley, Feb. 19, 2011
Kathy McNeilly, April 10, 2010
Malcolm Meacham, Nov. 15, 2010
Glenda M. Miller, Dec. 24, 2010
Jesse F. Monroe, April 29, 2011
Frances A. Moore, Feb. 27, 2010
John A. Moore, May 10, 2010
Carlos Morales-Candia, June 26, 2010
Arnold Moran, April 3, 2010
Ernest P. Moten, July 27, 2011
Joel Kent Mousseau, Fan. 27, 2011
Dat Van Nguyen, Aug. 4, 2011
Elizabeth Ogle, Jan. 30, 2003
Melvin Ole Olson, Feb. 15 ,2010
Floyd Ontiveros, March 26, 2010
Marco Padilla, July 16, 2010
Terri L. Palmer, July 23, 2011
Apolonio A. Pastrana, June 19, 2010
Jeffrey K. Pitts, Feb. 2, 2010
Helen S. Plant, March 22, 2010
Gary Anton Pointer, April 22, 2011
Alexis Guerra Poyato, April 26, 2010
Kevin F. Price, March 22, 2010
James Theodorel Ramsey, unknown
Ronald Redding, May 2, 2010
Calvin Dennis Reeder, Sr., Dec. 10, 2010
Henry Milton Reid, Jan. 16, 2011
Louis M. Richards, July 30, 2010
John George Rogers, April 12, 2009
Patty Rohweder, March 18, 2011
Mary Francis Rolfe, Feb. 20, 2010
Damian D. Roque, Jan. 9, 2010
Christopher Jon Rowe, Dec. 14, 2010
Raymond Sabo, Jan. 14, 2010
Joyce F. Sanders, April 4, 2011
Daniel Lawrence Schmidt, Nov. 29, 2007
Randy P. Seifer, May 9, 2011
Timothy J. Shorter, Aug. 9, 2011
Luis Enrique Sierra, Dec. 3, 2010
Todd Alan Smith, Jan. 26, 2011
Michael Sprague, May 20, 2011
Glenda S. Stanifer, July 7, 2010
Paul James Stanley, Oct. 27, 2010
Edward L. Stewart, Aug. 14 2004
Vivian V. Stites, Dec. 24, 2010
Kimberly Deanna Swadley, Nov. 20, 2010
Ann Campbell Talbot, Jan. 15, 2008
Jeff W. Thatcher, Feb. 26, 2010
Ulysses Thomas, July 28, 2008
Peter Thome, April 24, 2010
James M. Thorne, July 5, 2010
Thomas L. Trammell, Sept. 26, 2010
Tommy Lee Turner, Dec. 4, 2007
Enro Tutto, Aug. 8, 2010
Horace Varnon, unknown
Leo T. Vogel, April 22, 2011
Glenn Wahleitner, April 5, 2010
Barbara J. Walton, Feb. 15, 2011
Earl H. Watson, Aug. 15 2010
Lowell William Wedemeyer, Jan 7, 2011
Penny West, Feb. 7, 2011
Joseph Nathan White, Jan 30, 2010
Thomas Henry Whitfield, Oct. 22, 2007
Clifford W. Wilkins, Feb. 22. 2010
William J. Wolfe, June 13, 2011
Darlene Woods-Fields, Sept. 20, 2010
Eric Anthony Wurzer, Jan. 31, 2011
Over two hundred motorcycles gathered in Bremerton and cruised to Mt Tahoma Cemetery to pay respect to those who served in the US Armed Forces.
Thanks to WW II veteran Douglas Elms of Tacoma for telling his story of the battle of the bulge. His attention to detail of the battle left me thankful for all the people serving in the military, that has served and those that never made it home. Eric Johnson and Darin Tegman worked their magic with this story.
When Army Major Darrell Rasor left for Afghanistan, his two year old Oliver for some reason thought that "Daddy was at the car wash". So when he returned home this Memorial Day, his wife Adrianna hatched a plan to surprise the couple's five boys.
Here was the plan:
Step 1. Dad flies home from Afghanistan and takes a shuttle to the Lacey car wash, where he hides in an office.
Step 2. Mom drives the five boys to the car wash.
Step 3. Car wash manager tells family that they are the winners of the "customer of the day award" and he will take their car for a complete wash and detail while they enjoy snacks.
Step 4. Secretly switch out manager with Dad behind the wheel.
Step 5. Wash car.
Step 6. Surprise kids!
HERE is the broadcast story that Liz Dinh and I put together.
While covering the Beat the Bridge race this last weekend, I stumbled upon a much more exciting race. The Diaper Dash!
The UW surplus store has the oddest collection of stuff for sale I have ever seen. Items from all over campus that are no longer needed are offered for sale to UW staff and the general public. Over the years the store has sold submarines, MRI machines, and entire dorm buildings worth of furniture along with the more common office furniture and supplies.
Their Twitter feed has found the humor in the odd array of stuff. Last week I saw their tweet featuring $.50 clip-on ties, and I knew the time had come to do a story.
The store is open to the public from noon to 6pm every Tuesday.
To say the least, this horse was relieved to put back into its stall after getting her hoofs worked on. On a serious note, the horses being treated here were neglected by their owners and are all on the road to recovery. I used these last two shots for the ending of our news story without the natural sound up, of course.
The photographer in this story didn't really set up pictures, she placed the family in situations and let them be themselves. She photographed "moments". At KOMO, these are what we look for, natural moments of emotion. They are the little nuggets in stories that take the viewer to the story, they make the viewer feel the story.
It was past its prime and the owner of the boat, that didn't even run anymore, towed it to this quiet cove off Whidbey Island, right next to America's largest mussell farm. A few months later it catches fire.
I'm rolling and Humbert is talking to the boat's owner as the piece of history slips below the surface with a huge puff of smoke.
When you hear about someone looking for a lost parrot as a news crew you say to yourself, what are the odds of them finding it? That was our feeling yesterday as we drove to a wooded area outside Port Orchard Washington.
If you have to work during a nice weekend, getting video of the sunny weather is not a bad assignment. I spent an hour or two on the Seattle waterfront today, as did hundreds of others.
80 degrees in Seattle doesn't happen all that often around here, so you have to take advantage when you can!
Here is a little raw video if you missed it.