November 2, 1995 in City

How Many Times Should A Proposal Get Another Vote?

 

It looks more and more as though the Pacific Science Center will be before Spokane voters again, probably in March.

Many who opposed the first proposal, which barely lost in September, say the proponents should just accept that rejection and give up. Ironically, some of them say the science center threatens the integrity of Riverfront Park - ironically because the park wouldn’t even exist if civic leaders had just accepted an adverse public vote on Expo ‘74 two decades ago.

Whether it’s Expo ‘74, the Spokane Arena, the Pacific Science Center or some other civic cause, how many times should a rejected proposal be eligible for resurrection?

The hunters are coming, the hunters are coming!

Fall is here - emphatically - and that means deer hunting season. Which excites sportsmen but terrifies some landowners and residents who live and work near the great outdoors.

Most hunters are responsible and considerate. A boorish few wreak terror on the countryside, shooting livestock and sometimes each other. Every season produces fresh examples of carnage.

What suggestions do you have for dealing with the miscreant minority when the inevitable mishaps occur?

And speaking of second chances …

It caught James Jewell’s eye Tuesday when two Bagpipes readers criticized state universities’ admission policies. To the woman who said college entry should be earned through academic excellence in high school, Jewell of Spokane, said:

“I came out of high school with a 2.5, and in August I graduated with a 3.9 at the master’s level and am pursuing my doctorate. I’ve yet to get in but I’m applying to go in ‘96. I’m not alone in this category and I think people need to realize that generalizations like this would lead to people not being afforded the chance to go to school.”

And to the man who said colleges are overpopulated with beer-swilling partiers, he responded: “I taught for two quarters at Eastern Washington while getting my masters and I have to agree that after a certain year there needs to be a reevaluation, and if these kids are still not showing any desire to really go and are just wasting either state money or their money and teachers’ time then they need to be reconsidered whether they are going to be there or not.” , DataTimes MEMO: “Bagpipes” appears Tuesdays and Thursdays. To respond, call Cityline at 458-8800, category 9881, from a Touch-Tone phone; or send a fax to 459-5098 or e-mail to dougf@spokesman.com. You also can leave Doug Floyd a message at 459-5577, extension 5466.

“Bagpipes” appears Tuesdays and Thursdays. To respond, call Cityline at 458-8800, category 9881, from a Touch-Tone phone; or send a fax to 459-5098 or e-mail to dougf@spokesman.com. You also can leave Doug Floyd a message at 459-5577, extension 5466.

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