More P-I headlines, 2006

My work as highlighted (and commented upon) in an in-house file of snappy headlines:

12-13-06 For the lovers, the dreamers and you B1 -- Kermit the Frog ... (6-column clo of massive rainbow across Sound.)

12-21-06 One storm story left by the side of the road B1 -- (Very nice touch on a column by Robert)

12-22-06 Roads of hell are paved with deep indentations // We're sinking into the season of a whole lot of potholes B1

12-25-06 For a quarter-century, Phil's has had you covered // Going by the book is bound to keep business strong H1

12-27-06 Democrats plan to reflow Big Oil money to renewable energy A4

12-28-06 The gift you can't return will leave you cold (and sniffly) A6

12-28-06 Youths space out when it comes to NASA A17

11-01-06 No time for even a pregnant pause// Mysterious pains lead to a happy surprise B3 -- (Woman learns she's pregnant, has baby the next day.)

11-06-06 Putting on your face can become fairly ugly // Chemicals in cosmetics linked to cancer, birth defects A1

10-11-06 Dinners put women's concerns on the table B5

10-14-06 The orca series end!!! Thanks for a fantastic job on all that copy. And there was a TON of copy. Good editing, great headlines and some very good questions asked to get it all into shape.

10-21-06 Missed the zoo by a hare B3 --

10-25-06 This car really cruises E1 -- (overline on clo of amphibious car here for Auto Show.)

10-26-06 Some people will go to no lengths to get a Starbucks E1 -- (Coffee seller building stores next to stores to people don't have to walk or wait.)

10-31-06 Halloween full of horrors, real and imagined B1 -- (Good hed ... can't say as much for the story ...)

09-02-06 Ya'll wouldn't udderstand anyway A7 -- (Phew...)

09-21-06 (Retiring baby boomers expected to leave huge void in the work force) With age goes experience E1

09-22-06 Pulp non-fiction B3 -- (Nice! Overline on clo of Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest.)

09-28-06 Weightless surgery a cut above the rest // Event paves way for operations in space A7

09-29-06 Boeing 737s flying out the door // Single-aisle jet tops 500 in sales for second year E1 --(Very nice.)

08-04-06 NASA gives then no space // Astronauts finish work early, get a to-do list in return A9

08-04-06 Don't bet the farm on 'Barnyard' WH6

08-05-06 Fit to be tiled SEATTLE2HOME

08-15-06 Feathers ruffled, Chicago bidding adieu to foie gras // With ban looming, fans are stuffing themselves like there's no tomorrow A2

08-15-06 Reviving extinct species a mammoth undertaking // Long-dead animals' frozen sperm might be used in inseminations A8

08-16-06 Astronomical change to solar system proposed A3

08-16-06 Mediation hits wall in concrete walkout B1 -- (good imagery helps otherwise pedestrian biz/labor story)

08-25-06 Pluto died much as it lived -- famous, but an oddball // Frozen mass stripped of title as ninth planet A2

JULY 2006
07-19-06 Fans line both sides of the court // Some lament loss; others say city has bigger worries A13

JUNE 2006
06-08-06 Not going, and not going quietly // Soldier against Iraq war won't see objector status A1 – (This is a great headline that was duly noted at the morning news conference.)

06-12-06 Combined forces B1 -- (A combined effort on clo of 19th annual Combine Demolition Derby.)

06-20-06 Previous count of wild pandas more gray than black and white A3 -- (Experts now say pandas are probably way undercounted.)

06-20-06 Gulf between poverty, wealth as wide as the Nile // Family of seven symbolizes Egypt's economic divide A5

06-21-06 Doctors must mind p's and q's // Physicians barred from using cursive to write prescriptions B1

06-23-06 Spiders are still putting the same old spin on things A6 -- (They're still making webs the same way they have for 136 million years!)

06-27-06 Smoggiest skies you've ever seen are in Seattle // It's starting to look like L.A. B1

06-30-06 Shanghai's future shifts from red to gray A14 -- (I really like this one on a story about how the communist nation's population is aging rapidly.)

MAY 2006
05-23-06 With the anthem, we're a bit off-Key// Most of us can't sing 'Star-Spangled Banner' A1

05-26-06 Her game face is on B1 -- (Nice overline on clo of Lara Croft of "Tomb Raider" video games.)

05-27-06 Supporters urge Bush: Don't mess with Texas A1

More P-I headlines, 2007

My work as highlighted (and commented upon) in an in-house file of snappy headlines:

12-13-07 Rainier Beach High opening students' minds -- and yours // School is studiously working to reinvent itself B1

12-13-07 Christmas Stalking B2 -- (This is a just a great overline on a tiger at the zoo stalking a present!)

12-21-07 In three minutes, thieves steal art worth millions // Works by Picasso, Portinari snatched from Brazil museum A9 -- (Nothing overly fancy, just a solid, intriguing headline that makes the page.)

12-21-07 You can't be alive unless you have a doctor's note// Social Security declared teacher dead B2 -- (A headline sure to drag a reader into the story -- who could pass on this one?!)

10-05-07 Craig's guilty plea remains -- but so will he A3 -- (Just a well-crafted headline that smoothly incorporates both main elements of this story -- that his plea has to stand and that he'll not leave Congress as he promised. Nice.)

10-11-07 Toddlers can still marry in Arkansas A12 -- (Can't get much better than this -- the idiocy of the new law speaks for itself in this headline.)

10-18-07 Triathlete leaves competitors, self-pity behind // Blind UW student cracks 2-hour barrier A1

09-05-07 First-time teacher finds a new course // New job follows desire to change world A1

09-05-07 Sweet discovery made in Israel: Beehives from 3,000 years ago A7

09-14-07 A monument to lofty ambitions // China's tallest building rises 101 stories A8

09-15-07 Supporters take a stand B1 -- (overline on clo of crowd that showed up to hear candidate Ron Paul -- and it was standing room only!)

09-27-07 Time doesn't fly when you're stuck on a plane // Federal plan aims to cut tarmac wait C1 -- (Love this one!)

09-28-07 Cries for freedom answered with bullets A8 -- (Very, very nice hard-news headline here.)

08-10-07 Paging Philmon! You're wanted in D.C. // Garfield student wins coveted spot in page program B3

08-13-07 Students cut costs by not always going buy the book // Required texts are/ borrowed, shared or bought used E2

08-13-07 Marketers have their i's on you // Products everywhere start with that one little letter E3

08-13-07 On skins and needles // Tattoo convention draws/ legions -- and a TV show F1

08-22-07 We stack up poorly as a nation of readers // Poll finds one in four didn't crack a book last year A1 – (A very nice, conversational headline that doesn't beat readers over the head trying to make a word play. That paired very nicely with the inside sider ...

08-22-07 Poetry-only shop well-versed in success // But for Open Books' owners, the most valuable rewards are not financial A6

08-24-07 Patty-caked B5 -- (overline on clo of young boy getting squashed between his pig Patty and another pig at the fair.)

08-25-07 Ingrained talent helps B1 -- (Nice! Overline on clo of participants in sand sculpture contest.)

JULY 2007
07-09-07 All good workers must go away // Established vacation policies ensure smooth operations D2

07-16-07 Reading this is going to make your skin crawl // Bedbugs making a comeback A1

07-20-07 Buried Viking treasure has 'em all bowled over A3

07-21-07 No sun? Look on the Bite side A1 – {{Collaboration}} (Nice overline on clo from a gray Bite of Seattle)

07-25-07 Tackling a mountain of work // Students lead repairs on storm-damaged Rainier A1

JUNE 2007
06-09-07 'Workers' enjoy a brief case of frivolity B1 -- (This is great! Runners dressed up for the Briefcase 5K relay face in Fremont!)

06-27-07 Sun won't be hanging around B1 -- (on clo of kid hanging from a tree branch on warm summer day!)

MAY 2007
05-12-07 (A push for developments that build character) Capitol Hill moving forward -- but keeping an eye on the past A1

05-14-07 ALS patients find room for more life in less time to live it B2

05-19-07 Making monkey see B3 -- (overline on clo of artist sculpting eyes on a money form he's working on!)

05-24-07 Redmond teen knows where it's at C2 -- (Girl wins National Geographic Bee!)

APRIL 2007
04-05-07 Personality-wise, they're a bit stiff D1 -- (Guy adjusts mannequin display at vintage clothing store.

04-07-07 Kite has tailed him for few years B1 -- (clo of UW student flying a long-tailed kite that he's had since he was 10)

04-26-07 Funny, what colleges teach these days // Donald Duck, Superman subjects for serious study B1

MARCH 2007
03-17-07 Walls closing in on homeowners // Foreclosures show creative financing is coming back to haunt market A1

03-21-07 Till debt do they part D1 -- (on a Suze Orman column no less!)

03-30-07 Volvo, outside the box // Company aims ot 'pump up the visual volune' to capture a wider market F1

02-01-07 Shoot for the moon B1 -- (Perfect headline on clo of commercial photographer setting up shot atop building, with moon right over his hed.)

02-22-07 Celebrities might drool over pet-pampering products, but high-end dog shop gives some residents paws) Sign's location raises hackles A1 -- (showing remarkable restraint on High Maintenance Bitch story!)

02-22-07 Two cell phone bills hit dead air in House // Only teen measure likely to make it out of committee B1

02-28-07 It's sink or swim for local aquatics B2

01-03-07 Movies usher in freedom, but big picture is unclear // Islamic courts' rule in Somalia appears to be over A4

01-15-07 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 40 years later, do we still know this man's dream? Or are we) LOSING SIGHT OF THE VISION? A1

01-24-07 (Development forces history to take several steps back ... then forward) Legendary bar is relocating B1 -- (Story on the cha-cha dance steps being moved and installed!)

01-25-07 (Vista launch nearing the hype of perfection) It's Microsoft's game to lose A1 -- (Nice twist on another Microsoft launch story, this one involving LeBron James.)

01-25-07 He's tough as nails B2 -- (overline on clo of Hammering Man)

More P-I headlines, 2009-08

My work as highlighted (and commented upon) in an in-house file of snappy headlines:

01-01-09 The old drinks are here with him in spirits A9 – (This is great – bartender who specializes in in the drinks of long-ago times.)

01-05-09 Israel carves deeper into Gaza // Rising civilian toll fuels international outcry A1 –

01-08-09 Is she wearing your dress to the big event? A2 – (on inauguration story about online dress registry)

01-09-09 Finally, a brake in the case of wife’s mysteriously stopping car D1 – (on Car Talk column about vehicle whose brakes apply themselves)

01-12-09 Stark December could shutter 73,000 businesses in first half of this year// Death knell has sounded for many retail stores B6 – (good juxtaposition of "Death knell" with big photo of store owner posing with a skeleton model)

01-14-09 Sited for soaring eyes A10 – (overline for CLO showing a crew installing a model of SpaceShipOne at the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field)

01-16-09 Ring cycle: Fallen trees reused C6 – (it’s not often you can work a Wagnerian reference into a Small Business Scene head)

01-16-09 Beer sales fall in sober economy C9

01-17-09 In 24 years, no one’s dogged out on a bill // He has a $575 pet peeve// Tracker was hired to find missing cat A6

12-03-08 ‘Impeach Bush’ ornament axed from executive branch A1

12-17-08 (Foodista’s kitchen has room for a world of chefs) Couple stirs the pot with collaborative cooking site A1

12-18-08 Every dog has its say, pet owners believe // Poll: People can talk to the animals

12-20-08 ‘Start praying now’// Students screamed as bus crashed through I-5 barrier // Snow, ice, high winds, blizzard warning in forecast /// Stock up and hunker down for next big one A1 (Very nice set of headlines on this story {{part of collaboration}} to provide a great front page.)

11-15-08 (“I caught him cuddling a woman on a sofa in the game.” – Amy Tayor, who filed for divorce when she discovered her husband cheating in “Second Life.” Online snuggle isn’t real; divorce is A7

11-27-08 A louse-y job, but someone’s gotta do it B1 – (A “lice technician” goes to homes to rid kids of bugs.)

11-28-08 Time again to pack up, ship out // Group assembles gift boxes for troops B1

10-10-08 WHERE’S THE BOTTOM? Dow dives 679 in shocking late sell-off A1

10-13-08 Give it up for the Cougs; they sure do D3 – (WSU giving up 45.1 points a game on average!)

10-29-08 (Small business’ support of Obama isn’t always a bed of roses) Flower shop owner says she picked best of the bunch B1

10-30-08 This story of mental illness – and recovery – is still being told A1

09-05-08 Fremont Tugboat Co. has been holding the course for 93 years B1

09-05-08 Here’s the Thing: Short-lived VW car is a rolling death trap F1 – (Car Talk guys discuss the Thing, the not-at-all-safe Volkswagen car that made a brief appearance on U.S. roads.)

09-13-08 Some ride out the storm on ritual, stupidity// Stubborn can’t be forced to leave A8

09-18-08 State has hidden eye on those who zip through work zones// Camera will bring speeders $137 fine A1 – (A different kind of approach that made for a very effective news hed.)

09-20-08 Street art, legally parked// Grass covers concrete in a day to relish a green city A1

09-22-08 Pulling for a cure A1 – (overline on clo of a team in the Row for the Cure regatta)

09-22-08 (How U.S. brought these cookies into the fold is somewhat of a mystery) It’s a message of fame & fortunes E1 – (story about local fortune cookie company)

09-26-08 Testing the lay of the landing B2 – (Good overline on clo of first commercial plane to touch down during tests at new third runway at Sea-Tac.)

08-07-08 Mail carrier kilting at windmills B8 - (I just love this headline! Post office worker is trying to rally union to get approval for kilts.)

08-18-08 Come hills or high water B1 - (clo of participants before start of Danskin Women’s Triathlon.)

JULY 2008
07-07-08 Coupons again prove their redeeming value// Every cent counts in a sour economy E2

07-09-08 Don't bet the house to pay for education D1

07-12-08 A few bumps -- but never a grind// Vegas stripper, 80, has lived it all and still vows class act A6 (This is just a fantastic headline!)

JUNE 2008
06-05-08 Discoveries tide them over B1 -- (overline on clo of dad and daughter making their annual trek to the beaches on the lowest tide of the year.)

06-06-08 When to shift an automatic? Answer's all downhill from gear G1 -- (Nice!)

06-07-08 Seattle's demure sibling is growing up -- and up// But rapid development troubles some in Bellevue A1

06-19-08 Candidate withdraws, then changes mind, then ... well, just read on// Fax machine faulty; opponent is upset B2

06-25-08 No last meal as demolition bites into Ballard Denny's B2

06-26-08 What's new for Gates? Anything he can dream up A1 -- (Nice hed on last of the series about Gates stepping down at Microsoft. And nice job of editing that package.)

06-26-08 Film lab shuttered as focus shifts to digital// Ivey Photo making its parting shot// Workers' futures uncertain E1 -- (The Business editor got a hoot out of this one.)

MAY 2008
05-10-08 After agonizing separation, mom decided to choose her child over drugs// Keeping her head above water B1 -- (main head under photo of mom and daughter in swimming pool)

05-16-08 (Drama students team with the Rep to put on musical) Everyone is in on the act// High schoolers get a say in all aspects of the production B1

05-19-08 Cross that bridge? They did get there B1 -- (Overline on clo of Beat the Bridge race!)

05-22-08 'Indiana Jones and the Legend of the Obsessed fan' A1 -- (Outstanding!)

05-31-08 (One-time Kingdome ice cream vendor now homeless, but ... Ball may put him back in the game// Owner of souvenir from Griffey Jr.'s '91 grand slam hopes it hauls in $50,000 A1 -- {{collaboration}}

APRIL 2008
04-11-08 Coffee wars running at full steam ahead// McDonald's free latte promo joins new Starbucks pitch E1

04-14-08 Fans visit memory lane as Sunset Bowl closes// Sale to developer adds 51 years of stories to Seattle history books A1

04-25-08 Cost forces new fire stations to let the poles slide// Many firefighters question decision B1

04-28-08 A boat for $2.5 million? You might want to sleep on it// Tom Hanks' movie home for sale B1