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African Queen (Steamer) (Tacoma-made) - 2

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Steam escaped from the broken pipes on the coal-fired engine of the African Queen after she broke down during a news media cruise of Seattle's Lake Union Monday morning. Damage to the 76-year-old African steamer of movie fame evidently came during a January visit to the mid-west during sub-zero cold spell. The tour continued via a tow. The boat will be on display at the Big Tacoma Boat Show this week. The steam pressure valve indicated zero pressure and the boat whistles remained silent because of the broken pipes.
Bruce Kellman

Aged and Age--Activities - 1

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Marie Schroeder leads The Rockeretts, a troop of senior citizen lady dancers who perform at various fundraisers and community events, through a routine during a practice session at the Milton Senior Center.
Bill Hunter/Photo

Aged and Age--Activities - 3

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Senior citizens from all over the county danced to the tunes of Pep Perry's Combo, a quartet playing music from the 40's and 50's, at Green River Community College. The college's Special Events Program sponsored the Valentine's dance which was free. Seniors enjoyed refreshments and each got a complimentary photo taken with their sweetheart.
(The program has been going for about 4 years)
Photo by Karen Stallwood

Aged and Age--Activities - 4

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Tony Daigle makes the stop from his position at short stop during a morning - practice of the "King County Sounders", a coed softball team for seniors. They practice in Des Moines Park, and their first game will be at a jamboree on May 31. More participants are welcome-- especially women.

Anti-Nuclear Movement - 4

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News-Peace March
People from around the state participated in a local demonstration as "The Great Peace March" arrived in Washington D.C. They had a rally on the steps of the Capitol Building in Olympia, then had a symbolic march down the capitol grounds and a few blocks into the town. The local demonstration in Olympia was sponsored by the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Coalition.
Larry Burnbaum
Photo by Susie Post

Asian-Americans - 10

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Trang Nguyen (16), Thuy Le (14) who both attend Stadium H.S. and have been in the US for only 3 months and Betty Thach (16) who attends Clover Park H.S. and has been here for 2 and a half years, are all Amerasian children, they watch the city skyline pass by as the Sea Explorer boat Charles Curtis, a 80 foot wooden hull boat built in 1931 slips out of city waterway. Tacoma has been designated as one of about 50 cluster sites across the US. A program has been scheduled to welcome the Amerasian youth and their families, after lunch a boat cruise of Commencement Bay, courtesy of the Sea Explorers, a branch of the Boy Scouts of America.

Auburn--General - 17

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New Post Office
The Auburn Post Office moved from its previous cramped quarters at 1st and Auburn Ave to this new 19,000-square-feet building at 11 and 3rd St. NW last month. The $330,000 concrete black and window wall building was built and is owned by the Lease Co. of Seattle and is leased to the Post Office Department on a 20-year lease.

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