News Clips— Studs/Duds



Boeing CEO Phil "Sayonara" Condit is expecting a $14.5 million bonus. Hopefully, his padded wallet will cushion the impact of the door hitting his ass on his way out of town.

Would The Seattle Times please shut up about that federal inheritance tax? It's a good thing they have that "firewall" between anti-tax crusader/publisher Frank Blethen and his news writers, or else we'd have to suffer through a five-part series.

Thirty-eight-year-old relief pitcher Norm Charlton made the Mariners' Opening Day roster after a one-year layoff—a sure sign of overall team strength.

Local landlords can no longer harass tenants with impunity, thanks to City Council meddling. Freedom-loving property owners are threatening to flee the lucrative Seattle rental market and leave their buildings to crumble.

Wanna hear some baseball? Then prepare to pay RealNetworks; the Seattle company snagged the Internet rights to live radio broadcasts of Major League games (see ChatRoom). Ah, there's nothing like suddenly having to pay for formerly free Net services.

Sound Transit officials are ecstatic over rosy new light-rail fare-box revenue projections. You've got to wonder where they get their faith in financial estimates.

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