An early Monday fire claimed two homes
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A fire destroyed two Chilberg Avenue homes, burning one to the ground in the wee hours of Monday. The absentee owners were not staying there when the fire broke out. There were no injuries and firefighters from Fire District 13 and nine other agencies saved the rest of the 1920s neighborhood of wood frame houses. The little cottages are on a cliff overlooking Hope Island and Skagit Bay, which made the fire fight very challenging. The details are in today's paper.
Burglars againSomeone smashed in door windows on two more Morris Street businesses in La Conner. The door to the Station House Bar and Grill was smashed, but the really strong lock apparently thwarted an attempt to get inside. Around the corner of the same building, the door glass was smashed on a veterinary office and the burglar did get inside. But the business owner didn't have any cash or valuables inside and nothing was taken.
Doing something about debtEd Baker of La Conner got sick of hearing people gripe about the $14.5 trillion national debt, so he took action. Baker set up a non-profit outfit to accept donations from people who would like to help him get the country out of hock. Alexander Kramer has the story in today's paper.
Alex did some math and figured just how far $14,590,000,000,000 stacked up in $100 bills would reach:
There would be 145,900,000,000 hundred-dollar bills, each are 0.004 in. thick, which equates to 9,211 miles. Check the math.
From the police blotter:
9:28 a.m.: Alcohol problem – Someone reported a couple of guys standing and laying down to close to the road on Maple Ave. in La Conner and was worried they’d be hit by a car. It’s no crime to do that, except they were also drinking alcohol in public – which turned their courtesy police ride home into an expensive taxi because the deputy had caught one of them drinking and issued a citation.
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