Aaaargh! It happened again! I did get time to write some more posts this week, but they’re over at the Richland and Pasco blog sites.
So, this past week, what went down?
Well, the HUGE news was the mall closing down for three hours while they looked for the third suspect in a JCPenney break-in. As a former employee at the Columbia Center Mall, let me tell you – they NEVER close that place down. Mostly because they want to avoid stores suffering sales losses like this stories relates. But, I, the eternal optimist and former store manager know that the two hours between 10 and noon are NOT teeming with people, especially on a Tuesday in February, and so I’m sure the stores’ bottom lines were not drastically affected.
Money for Hanford! Money for Hanford! Hanford is getting $2 BILLION from the stimulus package. This can create up to 11,000 local jobs. Yes!
And not to be snarky, but perhaps the reporter who penned the story for the web site might need one of those new jobs, either due to his or her unfamiliarity with the subtle nuances of English language, or just a typo –
“I was calling my friends yesterday telling them to get there resumes ready because a lot of my personal friends have lost their jobs,” said Rebecca Holland, from Washington River Protection.
It should be THEIR resumes, shouldn’t it be?
People in Olympia talked up our future and tried to lower taxes in the present.
And that’s what I’ve got, people. Have a great week!