Tony Clay, an auto detailer at a Mercer Island Shell Station for 21 years, was a minor celebrity last week. Clay was interviewed on a local news station after he pulled a man from the doorway of his burning apartment and alerted the manager of the Belltown building Sunday, June 5. There were no injuries from the blaze, but nine people and two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation.
Billing itself as “This Old House meets Candid Camera,” the weekly show features “homeowners desperate to sell and prospective buyers secretly videotaped as they express their observations upon first seeing the house,” according to its Web site. A budget of up to $500 is set to redecorate each home.
At 17, Mathias competed in the discus in 1948, to take lead in the decathlon in the London Summer Olympics. Mathias, a two-time Olympic champion in the decathlon and former U.S. congressman, died Sept. 2.