August 19, 2000 |
Boeing Co. confirmed that it will consolidate several operations in the Puget Sound area, affecting the jobs of 3,500 employees around the country over the next three years. The Seattle company said it plans to transfer employees or change their assignments rather than cut personnel. It promised to honor all labor agreements. Boeing spokesman Fred Mitchell said initial estimates show that 25% to 30% of work in the area could be contracted outside the company as a result of the changes.
March 2, 2002 |
For weeks now, an orphan killer whale has been hanging around central Puget Sound--about 250 miles from her only known family member in Canada--and experts are worried she might not survive. There's not much for her to eat, and scientists and whale advocates are concerned about the calf's health. The National Marine Fisheries Service convened a panel of experts to discuss what to do.
September 25, 2010 |
Eric Cejudo's 26-yard field goal in the sixth overtime gave Whittier College a 42-39 victory over Puget Sound on Saturday in a nonconference Division III football game in Tacoma, Wash. Whittier overcame seven turnovers, including six interceptions — three each by quarterback Alesana Sausau and Collin Wigley — to even its record at 1-1. Puget Sound (1-2) had five turnovers, including four interceptions. Sophomore running back Kimble Tillman was star of Whittier's late, late, late, late, late, late show, rushing for 238 yards and three touchdowns in 23 carries.
August 1, 1989 |
An estimated 8,000 grocery clerks and meat cutters agreed to end an 81-day strike that forced Puget Sound supermarkets to cut back their hours. Members of the Food and Commercial Workers union, who had walked out May 11, voted Sunday night to accept a three-year contract that provides raises and continues Sunday premium pay, which employers had sought to cut, said union spokeswoman Sandi Hubler.
January 21, 1993 |
Road and utility crews worked around the clock Thursday to restore power to about 750,000 customers after the worst windstorm in three decades swept through Puget Sound with gale-force winds, killing at least five people. "It's the largest power outage we've ever had," said Bill Seil, a spokesman for Puget Sound Power & Light Co., which said it had called in utility and contract crews from as far away as Portland, Ore., and British Columbia to repair lines.
May 21, 1995
Southern California College fell short of the title game at the NAIA softball championships, losing to Puget Sound (Wash.), 4-3, in an elimination game at Columbia, Mo., to finish third. The Vanguards, who won three games Friday, including a 3-1 victory over Puget Sound, opened the day with a 4-0 loss to Oklahoma City, which later defended its title with a 3-1 victory over the Loggers.