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Breast cancer event raises $6 million
Walkers raised more than $6 million for breast cancer research and community-based breast health and education programs over the weekend.
For the past three days, 2,250 people didn't have to imagine-they lived it by participating in the 2010 Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day for the Cure.
"The Seattle community has once again shown extreme dedication to and generosity for the breast cancer movement," said Jenné Fromm, national spokesperson for the event. "This is our seventh successful event in Seattle and we are excited to announce the 3-Day for the Cure will return to Seattle for the 2011 Series."
Each participant raised least $2,300-the event's minimum. After embarking on their journey Friday, participants spent the weekend walking 60 miles through Washington communities and camped two nights at Kasch Memorial Park. The three-day journey ended at Memorial Stadium at the Seattle Center where country music singer/songwriter Candy Coburn performed live her powerful hit, "Pink Warrior."

Bus service changes for Queen Anne & Magnolia begin Saturday, Oct. 2

King County Metro Transit is ready to roll out the first of its six RapidRide lines, along with other new bus routes, and schedule and routing adjustments. All are part of Metro's fall service change that begins Saturday, Oct. 2.
Locally, revisions to Metro routes serving the Queen Anne and Magnolia areas are:
• Route 17 - There are routing changes in downtown Seattle for both northbound and southbound trips.
• Routes16, 26, 28, 30, 31 & 45 - Select trips will be discontinued.
Metro is making some scheduling and routing changes this fall to save money, preserve bus service, and operate more efficiently. In some cases, you may notice differences in the schedule for your route, along with longer wait times for transfers or irregular spacing between bus trips.
Due to reduced sales-tax revenue for transit, Metro also had to eliminate some trips on designated routes.
Bus riders should check fall schedules for the routes they use most often to see what's new. They can prepare by picking up a new orange timetable, Special Rider Alert brochure, or use the online Trip Planner for some advance research.

County wants to study small-business aid

King County Council last week called on the County Executive to explore ways to assist small companies as they seek to do business with King County.
The unanimously adopted motion asks the Executive to study and report back to the Council on the legality and practicability of creating a small business set-aside program for small businesses.

Garrison Keillor to perform with symphony

Garrison Keillor, one of public radio's most notable voices, joins guest conductor Philip Brunelle and Seattle Symphony in performance on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. The concert features a variety of music - from Cole Porter's Let's Do It to William McGlaughlin's Old American Songs - tied together through Keillor's much-loved brand of storytelling, including a monologue drawn from Keillor's Lake Wobegon characters. The performance will take place in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall. Tickets are available from $20 to $86.
For more than 30 years, Keillor has hosted the radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" which features skits, music, poetry, short stories and comedy.[[In-content Ad]]