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A time when the gas crisis really hit the fan

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:27PM

So Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Jay Inslee have asked President Bush to create a task force to investigate possible fraud and price gouging by oil and gas companies.

Nobody loves you like Mom

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:27PM

Tomorrow special ladies all across the city, state, nation, world and universe will be put on on pedestal for 24 hours as Mother’s Day is celebrated or at least it should be, everywhere.

A Mother’s Day wish for my loving wife

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:27PM

Admittedly the days leading up to Mother’s Day have been more hectic than everyone hopes to have as they prepare to honor the most important ladies in their lives, their mother and their wife; so here’s a Mother’s Day tribute to the woman who makes my crazy, topsy turvy life complete.

Commending the Chamber for doing the right thing

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:27PM

With Armed Forces Day activities set to begin today I’m hoping for two things: nothing but sunshine and respect for those who are serving, have served and who will serve in our country’s military.

Remembering the movement of the Mighty Mo

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:27PM

It will be 10 years on May 23 since the USS Missouri was towed out of Bremerton on its journey to its new home in Pearl Harbor in a shameful exhibition of the Navy kowtowing to legislative clout and using chicanery to do it.

Welcome to Armed Forces Day

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:27PM

To some it may be hard to believe that it was 60 years ago, when the city of Bremerton came together to honor one of its truest and bravest heroes, Bud Hawk, with a parade through the then-bustling streets of downtown, but yes, it has been that long.

Age shouldn’t be issue for McCain in Presidential race

  • May 24, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:27PM

One of my favorite Hollywood stories was the time some director or some such wanted or needed to know Cary Grant’s age so he sent the actor a wire: “How old Cary Grant?”

Taking time for the fallen

  • May 24, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:27PM

Richard A Damschen, Jr., Robert Frank Wright, Wade Russell Reaume, Scott Eugene Sutherland, Christopher Bunda, Johnny C. Walls. Those are just a few of the names of the brave men who from Bremerton who have made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom on foreign soil.

We should applaud the graduating seniors

  • May 24, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:27PM

Graduation is only weeks away for high school seniors at Bremerton High School, King’s West School, Renaissance High School and West Sound Technical School, an exciting time for students in area classrooms, especially those special seniors.

Olympia 101: How it works

  • Jul 4, 2008 at 1:27PM

When Bremerton Patriot editor Charles Melton offered me the opportunity to write a trio of columns for the newspaper this spring and summer, I reasoned that one of them should contain a review of the 2008 legislative session. That column was published in early April.

Here's how we did it in my day... Younger pols could learn campaign lessons from vets

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:27PM

Joel Pritchard told me years ago that if you are really thinking about running for public office, get out your Christmas card list and write a note to everybody on it asking if they’d be willing to contribute to your campaign.

Appleton: Internet, newspapers chok full of simple civics lessons

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

When Bremerton Patriot editor Charles Melton offered me the opportunity to write a trio of columns for the newspaper this spring and summer, I reasoned that one of them should contain a review of the 2008 legislative session. That column was published in early April.

Younger generation of pols could learn from the past

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

Joel Pritchard told me years ago that if you are really thinking about running for public office, get out your Christmas card list and write a note to everybody on it asking if they’d be willing to contribute to your campaign.

Bremerton's first mayor was 'sunny and bright' on darkest days

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

On Tuesday Bremerton lost a former mayor and city councilman, a family lost a loving, generous husband, father and grandfather and the world lost a great human being as Maurice “Morrie” Dawkins died after battling a long illness.

Outgoing editor: Thanks, Patriot fans

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

This issue is the last one where the title, Editor, will follow the name Charles Melton, but that doesn’t mean a complete disappearance from the Bremerton Patriot. It merely means that after 335 days after returning to Bremerton after two years in Poulsbo, a new challenge awaits beginning Sunday afternoon.

Thanks for the memories, Morrie

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

On Tuesday Bremerton lost a former mayor and city councilman, a family lost a loving, generous husband, father and grandfather and the world lost a great human being as Maurice “Morrie” Dawkins died after battling a long illness.

Spot anything odd? Pre-cancerous marks should be checked out early

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

Years ago, I forget how many, but at least 20, someone gave me a picture they took of me and I was surprised to notice a brown spot about the size of a quarter on my cheek.

Welcome to your new Bremerton Patriot

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

By now, readers may have gotten a little used to change at the Bremerton Patriot. Since the paper got its start in 1999, the majority of those changes have been in staffing. Today’s new Bremerton Patriot, however, is just the start of what readers can soon come to expect. And while change isn’t always easy, the key to accepting and even embracing it is to look at it for its positive qualities.

New Patriot, newish reporter

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

While some of you may already know me, it’s only polite to introduce myself to all of Bremerton at once. I’ve been with the Central Kitsap Reporter more than a year and now it’s time to add another feather to my cap: Bremerton Patriot staff writer. That’s right, this Silverdale gal is invading the city of Bremerton. My beats at the CK Reporter include business, cops and fire, among other things, and I’ll work those same beats in Bremerton.

Dissecting the job of a press secretary | Adele Ferguson

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

What does a press secretary do? “Well,” Jody Powell once told me, “if you remember the circus parades that came through town in your youth, the scruffy guy at the tail end, with the half-pint in his back pocket and a bucket and a shovel for picking up after the elephants and horses, that guy was a press secretary.”

Congrats Class of ’08

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

Congratulations Class of 2008, you did it! You can finally delete WASL and high school cliques from your vocabulary, but be sure to add jobs, taxes and bills. For most of you, these will forever remain a part of your life.

The only certainty in life is change

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

This will be my last column for the Patriot, since I will be retiring as superintendent of the Bremerton School District effective July 1. It is interesting to note that the Patriot, too, is changing its “look” with a new location, as well as a new editor. As they say, the only certainty in life is that there will be change.

Surprise! Rep. McDermott votes yes on defense bill | Adele Ferguson

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

Sure enough, there in the How Your U.S. Lawmaker Voted report put out by Roll Call to the media was a listing of the vote in the third week of May on the 2009 military budget. I had quickly scanned the first part. “By a vote of 384-23, the House on Thursday authorized a $601 billion military budget for fiscal 2009, including $70 billion to fund war in Iraq and Afghanistan for part of the year.”

Plans for Bremerton will hopefully improve downtown

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

Bremerton Mayor Cary Bozeman recently provided the members of the Downtown Bremerton Association (DBA) with encouraging words of continued city revitalization. With rents skyrocketing and small businesses closing up shop left and right, it’s hard for business owners to believe a change will come their way. The revitalization of Bremerton has transformed the city and there have been many positive changes, but will it bring the people? We hope so.

Rep. Appleton: '09 legislative session outlook

  • Jun 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 4, 2008 at 1:26PM

A couple of months ago, I wrote in this space about the highlights (and a lowlight or two) of the 2008 legislative session.? More recently, I put together a brief column designed to shine a bit of light on the legislative process, and to help interested citizens effectively and positively influence it.?

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