Today, we thought we'd show you some of the stories our for which our local news had plenty of time for throughout the day, and compare those to ones they didn't!
We think this speaks for itself!
- A 4.7 earthquake near Nome, Alaska
- SPEA members picket Boeing ahead of their annual shareholder's meeting
- A vote in Issaquah to allow trolleys to transport passengers through the downtown district
- A report on how you can order and print Mariner tickets via the internet
- An in-depth investigative report into complaints against a duct cleaning company
- A detailed report in which a reporter rode along with a State Trooper, whose car contained a camera, pulling over motorists suspected of aggressive driving
- Report on Weyerhauser's bonsai garden
- New crackdown on bootleg Microsoft software
- Frenzy continues over the Mariner's string of victories and Ichiro. Coverage also included:
1. Pitcher Sasaki being named Player of the Week
2. The State Senate issuing praise over their winning streak, and OF COURSE,
3. Coverage of several Mariner players "goofing off" and just plain "horsing around"
- Detailed report on an experimental weight-loss treatment
- Huskie Women's baseball game against California
- Details about a local boxer trying to make it big
Towards the bottom, or missed entirely--MOSTLY MISSED!
- US officials and experts from Lockheed-Martin enroute to China to look over the condition of the EP-3 spy plane. Their goal is to decide how best to return it to the US and they'll be there for at least 2 days
- Navy resumes bombing exercises in Puerto Rico amid continuing protests
- Bush calls several "key" European leaders pushing his highly controversial and extremely expensive plans for a missle defense shield designed to ward-off attacks from countries such as Iran, Iraq, and North Korea
- Robert Downey Jr hearing posponed because he's in rehab
- Bush invites all 535 members of Congress to the White House to celebrate bipartenship and his 100 days in office. About 200 attended. Invitations were sent out about 2 weeks ago, which some claim was too late to adjust their schedules in order to attend. Besides, members typically spend Mondays in their own home districts
- VP Cheney says the US should consider looking into using more nuclear, oil, and gas to meet increasing power needs
- Judge orders Milosovic remain held in prison for another 2 months
- The apparent "trigger" for the universe's creation in the Big Bang Theory has been discovered
- The Dow, which had been up over 90! closed down over 70! because of a worse than expected economic report.
- Space tourist Tito is now in the Russian portion of the International Space Station and enjoying every minute of it. Controversy surrounds his visit and Russia's willingness to entertain visitation requests by others
- Negotiations continue in hopes of avoiding a strike by Hollywood writers and actors which could cost 100,000 jobs and $4.4 billion in lost revenue
- Continuing controversy over Kerrey's account of events in Vietnam
- A new State Department report says terrorist attacks around the world are up 75% since 1999 and that Iran ranks # 1 in supporting of terrorist groups
- Supporters of former Filipino President Estrada stormed the Palace and clashed with police. They are demanding the resignation of the current President
- Continuing coverage into the allegations made by a medical technician claiming Dale Earnhart's seatbelt was in-tact after the crash
- Closing arguments set to begin tomorrow in the trial of 2 former KKK members accused in the 1963 bombing of a Birmignham, Alabama church which killed 4. The girlfriend of Thomas Blanton, one of the accused, testified that she witnessed him pouring acid on the seats of cars owned by blacks
- Closing arguments set to begin tomorrow in the trial of 4 men accused in the August 1998 bombing of a US Embassy in Kenya which killed 224 people
- The man who holds the record for the fastest accent to the top of Mt. Everest has died
By the way, here's a funny one for you:
5 members from the cast of the TV show The West Wing toured the White House with their real life counterparts. However, Martin Sheen, who plays a Democratic President on the show wasn't there due to his filming schedule. Back in February, Sheen called President Bush a "moron."