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West Seattle Herald Friday, October 21, 2011 5 Police on the hunt for serial flasher Suspect believed responsible for exposing himself to children in West Seattle, Capitol Hill and North Seattle ByTy Swenson Seattle police are looking for a man suspected of exposing him- self to children throughout Seat- tie from Sept. 29 through Oct. 3, including a Sept. 29 incident on the 5800 block of S.W. Lander St. in West Seattle. He is suspected in five separate incidents. The man is described as a "white male, 20-30 years old, approximately 5 feet- 10 inches tall, thin narrow face, fair Com- plexion, slim build, brown hair, dark eyes, bushy or thick eye- brows and a goatee. The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, and black pants." Additionally, "the suspect was seen driving away in a light tan or gold colored 4-door sedan. The first letter of the license plate may be "A", according to police. Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call the Seat- tle Police Sexual Assault Unit at 206-684-5575. Anonymous calls are welcome. Here is the list of incidents for which the man is suspected: Sep. 29, 2011 at 2:40 p.m. occured at Holman Rd. N.W. / N.W. 90 St. Sept: 29, 2011, 4:11 p.m. occurred in the 5800 block of S.W. Lander St. Sept. 29, 201!, 5:30 p.m. occurred at E Aloha St./23 Ave. E. Oct. 2, 2011, 5:00 p.m. 120.19 14 Ave. N.E. occured at Pinehurst playfield. Oct. 3, 2011- 3:30 p.m. A sketch of the man suspected in five cases of exposing himself to children throughout Seattle, including one incident in West Seattle. Courtesy of the Seattle Police Department. Occured at the high school soccer field in the 14000 block of 1 Ave. N.E. Ty Swenson can be reached at policeblotter@robinsonnews.com. Visit us online at aw]Blflnet. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender . About time By Georgie Bright Kunkel If we lived on Mars or in another universe we might have a different concept of time. As it is, we are stuck with 24 hours in a day with a third of it spent in sleep, if we are lucky. Bill Gates is kn.own to have said that he might consider gambling if he could win more time. The wealthy have no more time in a day than those of us who strug- gle to make ends meet. "At least we are all equal in the time we have each day. Waking every morning with a vigorous plan for the day is one solution to life's uncertainties. We are all born with different personalities and with differ- ent ways of using time. Some babies are waving their arms from birth. Some fie more plac- idly, waiting for their caregiv- ers to tend to them. Is it more advantageous to be an active person who moves more quickly and gets things done more rapidly? Well, research indicates that those who walk more quickly five longer. That doesn't mean that you can sud- denly start walking faster in order to have more years to five. But if you are an hourly worker, you would be more sought after if you could accomplish more tasks in a work day. If you are the boss, you might be able to spend your day in thinking and planning and supervising with more leisure time than those who work at your command. Since I tend to be an active person, I fill my days to the brim. After experiencing my first physical downturn. I devel- oped a new concept of time. I live not only in the present with its changes and downturns but I am faced with the real- ization that life is fleeting and that every moment is precious. Are our aging bodies telling us something that we must eventu- ally face, that life is not forever? Are people who have cosmetic surgery not preparing them- selves for the finality of death? Can you imagine having a cos- metically improved body and suddenly learning from your physician that death is near? You would cry out, "I look too young to die." I have learned that no matter how wrinkled I may become, it is my spirit that comes through. So day by day I hope to feed this spirit so that I am never dying, only living until I take my last breath. I once declared as a teetotaler that I would take my first drink on my death bed. But my doc- tor would probably prevent it because it would not mix with my medication. At my Arthritis Swim Class I am always remarking that none of us would be in the world if it weren't for modern medicine. My daughter who is a nurse at Children's Hospital reminds me often that even young children have life threatening illness- es. Death is a specter always nearby. With that realization it is no wonder that religion has been such a great part of human life. Human consciousness is sometimes terrifying without some solace from the fear of the unknown. Waking every morning with a vigorous plan for the day is one solution to life's tmcertainties. I try to go to bed each night with a mental list of everything that I want to accomplish the next day. And sure enough, when I wake up it all comes into my mind. Nothing like self motivation. So up and at "em. Keep the spark alive. Make a difference in someone's life today. Never give up enjoying life's plea- sures and sharing your wisdom with younger people. Too bad that so much wisdom has been replaced by technology. But it isn't too late to share yours. Georgie Bright Kunkel is a freelance writer who can be reached at gnkunkel@comast. net or 206-935-8663. Hitachi Zosen signs contract to build SR 99 tunnel boring machine Huge machine will tunnel beneath Seattle beginning in2013 Hitachi Zosen Corp. of Japan cemented its role in the SR 99 Tunnel Project on Wednesday, signing a contract with Seattle Tunnel Partners to supply the machine that will tunnel beneath downtown Seattle. "'Signing this contract gets us one step closer to taking down the vulnerable Alaskan Way Viaduct," said Gov. Chris Gregoire. "This te-of- the-art technology allows us to keep SR 99 - and the region's economy - open for business dur- ing construction to replace this critical state highway  In July, Hitachi signed a letter of intent with Seattle Tunnel Partners, the Washington State Department of Transportation's design-build contractor for the tunnel project. The letter of intent allowed the Japanese firm to begin prelimi- nary design of the machine this summer. WSDOT will pay Seat- tle Tunnel Partners approximate- ly $80 million for the machine, an amount included in the tunnel project's $1.35 billion contract. -k 00WT000000IIlIIlIIIIIIlIlIlI0000I ' HIIIIIIIHIIH' I ll|l00mlliiaa 1,IIIIII' llll' ]l|iiiiiill lJIll00llt,00