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Today's word on journalism

March 17, 2009

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1863-2009

"Can Seattle's oldest newspaper be successfully transformed into a child of the information age? The Northwest is a land of big dreams. With the demise of the Soviet Union, one quipster noted that Puget Sound is now home to three empires still bent on global dominion: Microsoft, and Starbuck's. If the stars align properly and with a quality product, Seattle will show the way to a new model for journalism of the written word."

--Joel Connelly, columnist, in today's final print edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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L.D.'s Cafe is the heart of Richmond

By David Bowman

February 23, 2009 | RICHMOND -- The rumor says that there is a fantastic café in Richmond. So I drove to Richmond to find the white building with L.D.'s Café in big green letters on the front, near the roof of the building.

Upon entering the café I could hear country music playing in the background. All the booth seats in the main room are salmon-colored and I sat down in one across from the bar so I can see the staff work and get a feel for the café. The menu has a great variety of choices to choose from but I made my choice with the new pastrami burger they had on the menu.

While I waited for my food I took a look around and saw that there was a second room full of booths and a bull pen. The bull pen had to billiard tables, a big screen TV and a touch-screen juke box. While walking around I could hear customers talking to the staff and making jokes to each other. The environment in L.D.'s is fantastic, it's friendly and homely.

When my burger arrived I was delighted to see how packed it was with other add-ons to the side. The burger was delicious and would gladly eat another when I go back. This was my first time ever going to a small city café and I can't wait to go back to experience it a night when it might be more lively.


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