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By Mary Alice Fallon Yeskey | November 15, 2012
Our 15 chef-testants enter the "Top Chef" kitchen. Micah admits to giving everyone the “waterfall look” which he demonstrates skillfully. RuPaul would be proud. Padma enters and behind her three familiar faces skulk in. What madness is this? Past contestants already? Josie (Season 2), CJ (Season 3) and Stefan (Season 5) are introduced. My stomach turns when I see Stefan's face. Chrissy reminds me why: “From what I remember, he has an accent, he looks like a thumb and he's an evil villain.” The three vets (none of whom won, by the way)
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By Mary Alice Fallon Yeskey | November 15, 2012
Our 15 chef-testants enter the "Top Chef" kitchen. Micah admits to giving everyone the “waterfall look” which he demonstrates skillfully. RuPaul would be proud. Padma enters and behind her three familiar faces skulk in. What madness is this? Past contestants already? Josie (Season 2), CJ (Season 3) and Stefan (Season 5) are introduced. My stomach turns when I see Stefan's face. Chrissy reminds me why: “From what I remember, he has an accent, he looks like a thumb and he's an evil villain.” The three vets (none of whom won, by the way)
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By SEATTLE TIMES | December 19, 1999
SEATTLE -- The Space Needle will light up the sky New Year's Eve and the next two nights with three powerful beams pointing skyward, and the owners of the landmark said the lights might be switched on at other times next year.Opponents of the plan failed to get the plug pulled on a proposal by Space Needle Corp. to turn on the "sky beam" above the tower, which was built in 1962. Three 7-kilowatt spotlights will have the combined power of 85 million candles."You block us off from space," Woodruff Sullivan, professor of astronomy at the University of Washington, said last week at a meeting of the city's Landmark Preservation Board.
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By Ethan Goldberg | May 17, 2009
While you won't find Seattle Grace Hospital here, the city of Seattle has many more dreamy attractions than Grey's Anatomy . This Northwestern hub is known for being the home of pioneers. Jimi Hendrix strummed his first guitar here; grunge music, or the "Seattle Sound," originated here; and Starbucks opened its first store in Seattle. Outside the caffeine-fueled center of business and culture lies a serene background of mountains and trees that explains Seattle's nickname as the "Emerald City."
NEWS
February 2, 1991
John Graham, 82, an architect whose designs included the Space Needle for the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle, died of heart disease Tuesday at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. The Space Needle is a 600-foot tower rising on three pairs of slender steel legs, with a 200-seat restaurant at its crown that makes a complete revolution every hour. In the late 1940s, Mr. Graham designed a shopping center -- Northgate, outside Seattle -- that became a prototype for others around the country. He also created the first revolving restaurant, in the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu.
TRAVEL
June 11, 2000
Needle craft Seattle's sky-piercing icon, the 607-foot tall Space Needle, reopens this week after a $20 million renovation. Closed since last fall, nearly every aspect of the 38-year-old landmark has been updated. At its base, two-story glass and steel walls make up a new Pavilion Level. Old restaurants were gutted and replaced by SkyCity, a new eatery featuring Pacific Northwest fare. And the observation deck now boasts an unobstructed, 360-degree view of the city -- something visitors haven't seen since the Space Needle's opening day at the 1962 World's Fair.
TRAVEL
By Ethan Goldberg | May 17, 2009
While you won't find Seattle Grace Hospital here, the city of Seattle has many more dreamy attractions than Grey's Anatomy . This Northwestern hub is known for being the home of pioneers. Jimi Hendrix strummed his first guitar here; grunge music, or the "Seattle Sound," originated here; and Starbucks opened its first store in Seattle. Outside the caffeine-fueled center of business and culture lies a serene background of mountains and trees that explains Seattle's nickname as the "Emerald City."
TRAVEL
By Gary Gately and By Gary Gately,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 22, 2000
It's about as subtle as Jimi Hendrix smashing a Fender Stratocaster guitar, this undulating mass of metallic blues and reds, purples and golds. F From the outside, Experience Music Project, Seattle's high-tech, $240 million tribute to American popular music, even looks like pieces of a smashed guitar all mashed together. Or maybe a hallucinogenic dream, a great blob of molten metal about to melt into the base of the Space Needle. Seattle's newest attraction combines the financial backing of Paul G. Allen -- Microsoft co-founder, guitarist and lifelong fan of native son Hendrix -- with the surreal brilliance of architect Frank Gehry and enough technological extravagance to make interactive exhibits elsewhere seem outmoded relics of the last century.
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By Scott Martelle and Scott Martelle,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 3, 2002
SEATTLE - It's flashback time in the land of Jimi Hendrix on the opening of what is believed to be the first serious exhibit of a musical and social phenomenon that, for better or worse, largely defined the '70s. Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights runs through May 26 at Experience Music Project, a jury-rigged rock 'n' roll museum in the thin shadow of the Space Needle. The exhibit seeks to lend disco the dignity it failed to attain during its heyday. "Disco at its inception was an underground phenomenon, and it became more mainstream than any pop style before or since," said San Francisco music critic Barry Walter, an adviser to the exhibit.
NEWS
April 26, 1995
Norton Clapp, 89, a former board chairman of Weyerhaeuser Co., died Saturday in Medina, Wash. He joined the timber products company in 1938 and retired in 1976. He was in a group of industrialists who helped build Seattle's Space Needle for the 1962 World's Fair.Immaculata Cuomo, 92, the mother of former New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, died Sunday on Long Island in New York. Mr. Cuomo often cited his parents -- both Italian immigrants -- as an example of how hard work can lead to success in America.
TRAVEL
By Gary Gately and By Gary Gately,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 22, 2000
It's about as subtle as Jimi Hendrix smashing a Fender Stratocaster guitar, this undulating mass of metallic blues and reds, purples and golds. F From the outside, Experience Music Project, Seattle's high-tech, $240 million tribute to American popular music, even looks like pieces of a smashed guitar all mashed together. Or maybe a hallucinogenic dream, a great blob of molten metal about to melt into the base of the Space Needle. Seattle's newest attraction combines the financial backing of Paul G. Allen -- Microsoft co-founder, guitarist and lifelong fan of native son Hendrix -- with the surreal brilliance of architect Frank Gehry and enough technological extravagance to make interactive exhibits elsewhere seem outmoded relics of the last century.
TRAVEL
June 11, 2000
Needle craft Seattle's sky-piercing icon, the 607-foot tall Space Needle, reopens this week after a $20 million renovation. Closed since last fall, nearly every aspect of the 38-year-old landmark has been updated. At its base, two-story glass and steel walls make up a new Pavilion Level. Old restaurants were gutted and replaced by SkyCity, a new eatery featuring Pacific Northwest fare. And the observation deck now boasts an unobstructed, 360-degree view of the city -- something visitors haven't seen since the Space Needle's opening day at the 1962 World's Fair.
NEWS
By SEATTLE TIMES | December 19, 1999
SEATTLE -- The Space Needle will light up the sky New Year's Eve and the next two nights with three powerful beams pointing skyward, and the owners of the landmark said the lights might be switched on at other times next year.Opponents of the plan failed to get the plug pulled on a proposal by Space Needle Corp. to turn on the "sky beam" above the tower, which was built in 1962. Three 7-kilowatt spotlights will have the combined power of 85 million candles."You block us off from space," Woodruff Sullivan, professor of astronomy at the University of Washington, said last week at a meeting of the city's Landmark Preservation Board.
NEWS
February 2, 1991
John Graham, 82, an architect whose designs included the Space Needle for the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle, died of heart disease Tuesday at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. The Space Needle is a 600-foot tower rising on three pairs of slender steel legs, with a 200-seat restaurant at its crown that makes a complete revolution every hour. In the late 1940s, Mr. Graham designed a shopping center -- Northgate, outside Seattle -- that became a prototype for others around the country. He also created the first revolving restaurant, in the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu.
NEWS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1997
SEATTLE -- Mariners superstar Randy Johnson is bigger than the Space Needle around here, but once again last night, he found himself looking up at a downsized Orioles lineup.It was right-hander Mike Mussina who cast the giant shadow, overpowering the Mariners on the way to a 9-3 victory that turned the Kingdome eerily quiet and turned the AL Division Series decidedly in the Orioles' favor.Of course, it was only the opener of a best-of-five series, but it was a critical game for the Mariners, who have just one more home game today (4: 07 p.m. EDT)
TRAVEL
By (San Jose, Calif.) Mercury News | December 16, 2007
I'd like to plan a trip to Petra, Jordan, next year, but I'm not sure this is a smart idea. Where can I find more information? Make no mistake, the threat of terrorism exists in Jordan. The U.S. State Department warns that anti-American sentiment is high, although that has not dissuaded many Americans from traveling there: About 200,000 visit the country every year, more than come from any other country in the world, said Gisele Abrahao, marketing director for the Jordan Tourism Board (seejordan.
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