Everyone likes Mayor Kent. I think even folks in LO who don't vote for him, like him….they must have a neighbor next door running against him! Kent is a great listener and does what's right for the neighborhood. I sent him 10 questions and he was kind enough to respond during the busy wind down of the campaign. My wife & I are voting for Kent. Best Mayor ever in Lake Oswego and he is against Measure 97. Our kind of candidate in this election year.
1: Last book read: David Baldacci's latest mystery thriller.
9: What's always in Kent's fridge: Cookies or chocolate
10: You are against Measure 97. What will solve this mega problem?
The legislature has to stop spending money on "nice to have" things. They have to develop a list of priorities that include setting money aside to fund PERS and say no to the rest. Meanwhile, work hard at a reform of PIERS tier 1 and other benefit package reforms.
Thank's Kent….Good luck on the race and hope to see you back as Mayor in L.O.
Death Row Dinner: Fryer Tuck Chicken from the Cider Mill Pub
Favorite Album:Aerosmith "Rocks"
Last Book Read:The Strat in The Attic by Gene Dickerson
Favorite Movie:This is Spinal Tap
Favorite Coffee Shop: Ava Roasteria
Person Most Interested in Meeting:Leo LaPorte
Fav TV Show:30 Rock
Question you would ask Obama: Wasn't it neato riding around in Air Force One?
Fav Web Site to Visit:Premier Guitar
How long do you give The Oregonian printed version? They still print that?
YOU CAN FIND BILL 6-9AM ON 92.3 KGON. IT'S TERRIFIC HAVING A LIVE & LOCAL MORNING SHOW STILL ON THE AIRWAVES. BILL KNOWS PORTLAND AND GIVES US A ZANNY LOOK AT OUR TOWN EVERY MORNING ON THE RIDE INTO WORK.
Sally Showman, Koin 6 Meteorologist is a native north-westerner, growing up in Seattle and getting her start in Idaho Falls, Spokane and now at our CBS affiliate. Sally graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in journalism. In 2012 she completed Mississippi State's Meteorology Certificate program. I call her the "Spark" of Koin News because she has such personality on the screen without it being forced or some consultant coaching her how to pull it off. This young lady has it and Koin is lucky to have her. Here's my ten questions for Sally Showman.
1: Favorite Restaurant?
Caffé Mingo. Best Italian food I’ve tasted in Portland. Favorite dish? Sugo pasta. The braised beef melts in your mouth.
2: Last book read?
The Puppy Survival Book. I’m getting a baby Golden Retriever at the end of August! His name is Tucker and he’s adorable. I am a little biased, though.
3: Dream Car?
That’s tough. If there was a Range Rover that wasn’t a gas guzzler I’d be a big fan. I love sitting up higher in a car.
4: Last great movie?
Favorite of all time: Love Actually. I was studying abroad in London when it came out. I love the storyline and I love seeing London on the big screen.
5: What radio station is currently set on your car radio?
98.7 The Bull. Love country music. Huge Zac Brown fan. By the way…did you know he and his wife gave birth to a 11.7 lb baby earlier this year. WOW.
6: Favorite Getaway?
7: Does Sally have a hobby or collect?
I love running. I’m always training for my next half marathon
8: Pet Peeve?
Slow walkers. I like to walk at a good clip.
9: Favorite place to shop?
Nordstrom. Their customer service is awesome
10: A secret that we don't know about you?
I’m a night owl. If I wasn’t working the morning show, I’d be going to sleep at 1:45am instead of waking up.
Catch Sally on Koin's new weekday morning show. She will give you a great start for the day. The new crew of the morning show is a great improvement to the station.
On October 26, 1959 the "Meier & Frank" department store opened its new "M&F Skyliner Monorail" which was suspended from the Toyland ceiling, 15 feet above the 10th floor. It took six months of planning and two months to install. The M&F Skyliner Monorail was the first of its kind West of the Mississippi. The "Rocket Express" monorail at Wanamaker's department store in Philadelphia had been in operation since 1946. The M&F Skyliner Monorail had three aluminum cars and carried 24 (children) passengers per trip. The Skyliner circled 300 feet of track around the auditorium every few minutes. Passengers were bolt locked in for safety.
Meier & Frank ads publicized the new aerial: "Ride The Exclusive M&F Skyliner Monorail. For boys and girls under 12. It's a thrill to see the panorama of the West's greatest Toyland from the fabulous monorail suspended from the ceiling! 10c." In 1962 Meier & Frank made it possible to "Write to Santa Claus, he will answer your letter or card and send you TICKETS FOR FREE RIDE'S ON THE SKYLINER MONORAIL. Address him in care of Meier & Frank's -- Downtown, Portland 4, Oregon."