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If Cascadia Can, Why Not San Juana?

(excerpt) Can a citistate region take its border-crossing destiny into its own hands? A smart bunch of regional visionaries operating out of the Discovery Institute in Seattle believes so. They’ve been focusing on the nearby U.S.-Canada border, which, like the San Diego-Tijuana crossing — must also cope with horrendous traffic delays. They argue that the corridor that joins “Cascadia,” the Read More ›

Geography, economy bring Northwest cities ever-closer

American’s call it the Pacific Northwest. Canadians see it as their southwest. But to many residents, the coastal corridor from Oregon to British Columbia is not just two countries side by side on a map. The region has become a quasi-country all its own, with cities like Seattle sharing more in common with Vancouver, B.C., than Washington, D.C. Some even Read More ›

Officials seek to improve trade corridors

With increased numbers of tourists and commercial goods crossing the Canadian border, the time’s right to begin improvements on U.S. Highway 95, say leaders across the Pacific Northwest. Legislators and business leaders from the Pacific Northwest Economic Region are holding a conference at Best Western Cavanaugh’s Templin’s Resort. Though the meetings will cover a wide array of topics, an initiative Read More ›

Amtrak has eye on cargo

Long-distance Amtrak trains, such as the Portland-Seattle-Chicago Empire Builder, have been big money losers and adding several baggage cars loaded with time-sensitive parcels could take these streamliners out of the red...Under Congress' current reauthorization bill for Amtrak, federal money for operations will cease at the end of 2002, leaving the public corporation to fend for itself. At the same time, the 11-member Amtrak Reform Council created in 1997 is monitoring the carrier's progress toward self-sufficiency and is making recommendations. Should it appear that Amtrak will fail to break even by the end of 2002, the council is expected to recommend restructuring the country's rail passenger service. A local member of the council is Bruce Chapman, president of the Discovery Institute, a think tank that is looking at public and private ways to improve transportation linking British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. Read More ›

Transportation Corridors Offer Solutions To Traffic Congestion

One idea...congressmen will study is the possibility of using more north-south Amtrak intercity service -- as well as Sound Transit commuter rail service -- to reduce some of the pressure on the I-5 freeway, which also runs on a north-south axis...the unresolved problems of this region (include) declining freight and passenger mobility on the Seattle waterfront...the overstacked and unpredictable Route 520 floating bridge, to the traffic-jam-packed stretch of I-5 through downtown Seattle...the easily flooded I-5 at Chehalis (and) the tendency of north-south traffic east of the Cascades to back into I-5 on its way south to California and add to the congestion on this side....some creative ideas for solving those problems (are) tunnels, freeway redesigns new corridors or better transit options....most of the ideas are emerging on a regional basis... Read More ›

Open Letter to Nancy Cole

Dr. Michael and Jill Farringdon Ariel Cottage, 8 Hadland Terrace West Cross Swansea SA3 5TT, WalesApril 18th, 1997. Dear Ms. Cole, My attention has been drawn to your essay “An Investigation into the Authorship of The Dark Tower”, in which you write that although Andrew Morton’s “complex statistical technique of author identification is admissable in British Courts, it only works Read More ›

Letter to M.J. Lodgson about Nancy Cole’s Report

Prof. D.M. Cregier (Ret.) Department of History University of Prince Edward Island Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada C1A 4P3 Fax: 902 838-2882 E-mail:DCregier@UPEI.CAMay 21, 1997 Mr. M. J. Logsdon Editor, The Lamp-Post 2294 North Main Street, #48 Salinas, CA 93906 Dear Mr. Logsdon: I am responding to some comments by Juan R. Fajardo and yourself in the Winter 1996-7 issue of your Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 73, Summer 1997 Other Articles

IRELAND HONORS C. S. LEWIS C. S. Lewis is suddenly one of Ireland’s favorite sons. The C. S. Lewis Centenary Group of Belfast has already produced a handsome 16-page full-color booklet about a variety of Lewis landmarks (available free from Tourist Information Centre, 34 Quay Street, Bangor, Northern Ireland BT20 5ED. Tel:01247 270069, Fax: 01247 274466). It is a wonderfully Read More ›

In The Footsteps Of Sir Cyril Burt And Bruno Bettleheim

Is nothing sacred? It turns out that the two most famous, influential, and powerful child psychologists of the twentieth century were complete frauds. Sir Cyril Burt was born in 1883 and became the most prestigious, powerful, and influential psychologist since the American genius William James. He held the chair of psychology at London’s University College, was knighted by King George Read More ›

Response to Nancy Cole’s Report on The Dark Tower

This is Kathryn Lindskoog’s analysis of Nancy Cole’s unpublished 20-page essay written in 1995 and first circulated in manuscript form in March 1997. Section 6 is the most amusing section and the most important. Errors in Nancy Cole’s Essay “An Investigation into the Authorship of The Dark Tower” Nancy H. Cole, M.A. 701 Welch Road, Suite 2214, Palo Alto, CA Read More ›