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2009-04-08 11:30:00

SEATTLE, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced new nonstop service between Bellingham, Wash., and Las Vegas starting June 25, 2009. The flights will operate each way on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines will also continue to offer four-times-daily Bellingham-Las Vegas service via Seattle. Alaska Airlines is offering $59 one-way fares on the new nonstop route for tickets purchased by April 22, 2009, for travel through Aug. 30, 2009....

2009-03-02 11:46:00

BELLINGHAM, Wash., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of key donors and alumni at Western Washington University (WWU) are expressing serious concerns about the Administration at the College after it suddenly terminated the 100+ year old football program in early January. Despite serious overtures by alumni over the past few weeks to reinstate the program, and a substantial offer of $1 million dollars in support, the University has dismissively rejected the assistance. Now, with WWU in a budget...

2009-02-17 07:30:00

New Directories - Now Being Delivered - Contain Several Pages on Events, Tickets and More BELLINGHAM, Wash., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- It's not too early for Bellingham residents to begin planning their trip to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and Dex is here to help. The 2009 Dex(R) Yellow Pages are now being delivered throughout Bellingham and contain several pages specifically designed to help prepare local residents for the Games. The new section features detailed information...

2008-12-10 07:17:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Save $20 on the all-new 2009 edition of the Seattle TourSaver through December 30, 2008. Smart travelers can snap up this super savings booklet for just $59.95 -- it's the perfect stocking-stuffer. The 2009 Seattle TourSaver features 100 2-for-1 offers for flightseeing, hotels, whale-watching, kayaking, rafting, harbor cruises, food tours, museum admissions and more. With $6,000 in buy-one-get-one free travel savings, travelers can see more and...

2008-09-22 06:00:21

COMEDIAN Elaine C Smith will be among an all-star cast for the stage version of the hit film Calendar Girls. Actresses Lynda Bellingham and Patricia Hodge will also appear in the comedy about a group from the Women's Institute who pose naked for a charity calendar. The show is at the King's Theatre from October 13-18. (c) 2008 Evening News; Edinburgh (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-18 12:00:25

By Shona Craven WHEN a film is adapted for the stage, or vice versa, any concerns about the transition usually relate to artistic aspects - the tone, set or casting, for example. When it comes to Tim Firth's adaptation of his own Calendar Girls, perhaps the biggest question anyone who saw the film will be asking is logistical - how will the creative team ensure that the modesty of its cast is preserved? In the 2003 film, actresses including Helen Mirren, Julie Walters and Celia Imrie...

2008-08-07 00:00:16

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 6--The Washington Department of Ecology has approved Whatcom County's new Shoreline Master Program, and state officials hailed the locally developed set of environmental rules as a model for other counties to follow. Gordon White, Ecology's shorelands and environmental assistance program manager, said Whatcom County started the master program update process promptly in 2003, after the state mandated the updates, and became the first county...

2008-08-06 00:00:31

By The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 5--Western Washington University has been awarded a $4,500 grant by State Farm for the Future Teachers of Color Promise Scholarship program at Woodring College of Education. The grant is the third from State Farm's Good Neighbor Citizenship philanthropy program to support a total of eight Promise Scholarships from State Farm since 2006. State educational agencies, the governor and school districts have all designated the recruitment of minority...

2008-08-06 00:00:25

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 5--BELLINGHAM -- A Las Vegas-bound Allegiant Air flight got stuck on a Bellingham International Airport taxiway Monday, Aug. 4, after the pilot made too wide a turn, putting the MD-80's nose wheel into the dirt. Port of Bellingham Aviation Director Art Choat said the mishap occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Airport staff escorted airline employees to the area to assist passengers in getting transferred onto another aircraft that Allegiant had...

2008-08-06 00:00:20

By Jared Paben, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 5--Transferring 8,400 acres in the Lake Whatcom watershed to Whatcom County for parks would help protect Bellingham's drinking-water source and give the community a unique park, a panel has said. The recommendation came from a panel County Executive Pete Kremen created to study the proposed transfer of state Department of Natural Resources-managed land to the county for parks. Under state law, counties can ask to transfer some DNR-managed...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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