Thursday, September 16, 2004
‘Doc’ to make noon appearance in S’side Friday
The Sunnyside Republican Club normally meets at 7 a.m. on
Friday mornings. Tomorrow, Sept. 17, the local GOP leadership will instead
gather at noon, in order to accomodate Congressman Doc Hastings' busy schedule.
Hastings is scheduled to be tomorrow's guest speaker. The
public is invited to the noon luncheon meeting, to be held at Sunnyside's Sunny
The Fourth District congressman from Pasco wasted little
time following this past Tuesday's primary election before challenging his
Democratic opponent to a series of campaign debates. Wednesday, one of his
aides personally delivered a letter to his challenger, Sandy Matheson,
challenging her to contrast her views with his in a series of debates, forums
and live radio call-in shows.
His proposal has raised a few eyebrows, because
traditionally it's the challengers who demand debates while incumbents seek to
"Doc feels strongly that candidates should have an
opportunity to question each other directly in order to give voters the
clearest possible picture of the choice before them," said Ellen Howe,
Hastings' campaign manager.
Parks and rec commission
to meet Sept. 22
The Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Commission is scheduled
to meet next Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the city conference room at
Commission meetings are open to the public.