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Tuesday, March 31, 2015


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Local News

Bertha’s mammoth cutter head emerges from tunnel vault
The front of tunnel-boring machine Bertha emerged from its deep access vault late Monday afternoon, after a trouble-free day of crane tests and hoisting. Mon, 3/30
 
Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold
Chefs help Food Lifeline raise enough money for a million meals
At its annual fundraiser, the organization auctioned off culinary experiences, to the tune of $210,000 Mon, 3/30
 
City Council opposes fast track for Pacific Rim trade pact
Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously passed a resolution opposing the so-called fast-track consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Mon, 3/30
 
Cougar killed after trying to enter dog door
A young male cougar was shot and killed after it prowled around one Winthrop-area residence, then ran to a neighboring home and tried to get in through its dog door two weeks ago. Mon, 3/30
 
Cyberattack temporarily blocks seattletimes.com
A denial-of-service attack, in which perpetrators flood a targeted website with requests that overwhelm the site’s servers, is believed to have caused Monday morning’s outage. Mon, 3/30
 
Hundreds sign up to speak against teacher-evaluation bill
Although the testimony heard during the House Education Committee meeting was evenly split between pro and con, 322 more people wanted to speak against the bill but there wasn’t enough time. Mon, 3/30
 
Inslee to protest Indiana law with travel ban
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he’ll ban state-paid travel to Indiana, joining a growing wave of protest against that state’s new law allowing businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians for religious reasons. Mon, 3/30
 
Judges to revisit Algona case of child porn, Navy snooping
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear a case in which a panel of its judges threw out a child-pornography conviction due to Naval Criminal Investigative Services violations of Posse Comitatus Act. Mon, 3/30
 
Jury finds Molly Conley shooter guilty of manslaughter
Courtroom spectators reacted with tears and outrage Monday after a man who killed a Seattle teen during a drive-by shooting spree nearly two years ago was found guilty of manslaughter and nine other charges, but avoided conviction on a murder charge. Mon, 3/30
 
Man shot in Federal Way by police officer early Monday
A Federal Way police officer shot and wounded a man on Pacific Highway South after the man apparently ignored commands to drop a knife he was holding. Mon, 3/30
 
Orca baby boom continues with discovery of fourth calf
Whale-watching crews spotted a new baby orca in the Salish Sea on Monday, marking the fourth documented southern-resident killer-whale birth in three months.  Mon, 3/30
 
Pike Place Market awash in spring’s colorful blooms
A family flower business blooms at Pike Place Market in Seattle. Mon, 3/30
 
Seattle City Council clears way for 3 new homeless camps
The Seattle City Council on Monday voted to regulate up to three new tent encampments for as many as 100 homeless people each. Mon, 3/30
 
Seattle clarifies fine points of new minimum-wage law
Seattle provides answers on paying minors, temp workers and employees who receive a portion of service charges.  Mon, 3/30
 
Shoreline Community College to offer full-ride scholarships
A new program at Shoreline Community College will give 56 incoming students who live in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park a two-year, full-ride scholarship. Mon, 3/30
 
Slow, careful lift has started: Bertha’s cutter will rise from pit
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has decided to keep the viaduct open to traffic during the delicate operation, which started Monday. Mon, 3/30
 
STP: We would have immediately helped with toppled fish truck if the city had asked
As city officials review their response to a toppled fish truck, a Seattle Tunnel Partners executive says his team was eager to help. Mon, 3/30
 
Uncle charged in SeaTac slaying sent threats, according to court documents
The man accused of the fatal shooting of his nephew in SeaTac last week had previously sent threatening emails to the victim that were investigated by the King County Sheriff’s Office, according to court documents released Monday. Mon, 3/30
 
WSU study: ‘Exploding head syndrome’ more common than once thought
Nearly one in five college students may suffer from “exploding head syndrome,” a psychological condition in which people are abruptly awakened from sleep by imaginary loud noises or blasts. Mon, 3/30
 
Amazon’s answer to tricky gadgets: installation services
Hoping to persuade more shoppers to buy hard-to-install items from its website, Amazon now offers customers connections to the local handyman. Shoppers can find music lessons and gardeners, too. Mon, 3/30
 
Historic matzo factory to cool ovens, move into future
The Streit’s factory is the oldest in the nation still churning out the unleavened flatbread that’s essential for Jewish holidays. But Streit’s will shut down its 9-decade-old ovens by year’s end and move to a 21st-century computerized plant somewhere in the New York area. Mon, 3/30
 
NEW - 06:00 AM
Dear Carolyn
Mom forbids child from visiting home that has guns
Gun debate hits home; when is it OK to not reply immediately to friends?  Mon, 3/30
 
Rant & Rave: Came for a jazz concert, not a phone conversation; Thanks for freecycled items
Readers happy for free items, outraged at phone chatter at concert Mon, 3/30
 
REI joins big national parks campaign
REI is joining an ambitious campaign to help steer younger and more diverse visitors to the national park system, which celebrates its centennial next year. Mon, 3/30
 

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Nation & World

Deepwater Horizon oil spill still harming sea life, report says
The impact of the disaster that spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 is ongoing, the National Wildlife Federation reports. Mon, 3/30
 
Enterovirus 68 may be tied to kids’ paralysis, study finds
Since August, 115 children in 34 states have developed polio-like paralysis in an arm or a leg. The virus, enterovirus 68, has emerged as a leading suspect. Mon, 3/30
 
Jeb Bush praises Mike Pence for ‘religious freedom’ law
Since Pence signed it into law on last Thursday, the Religious Freedom Act has come under withering criticism, sparked a boycott of Indiana, and ignited a national debate about whether such legislation sanctions discrimination against homosexuals. Mon, 3/30
 
Obama’s passport data leaked in Australian email blunder
An official in the Australian immigration department mistakenly sent information about President Obama and 30 other world leaders in an email to an employee of an international sports committee.  Mon, 3/30
 
Rhodes scholarship to expand into China for fresh students, fundraising
The organization that administers Rhodes scholarships is preparing to expand to the developing world and other countries and will soon begin naming scholars from China. Mon, 3/30
 
Russian museum says Ivan the Terrible wasn’t so bad after all
Several recent blockbuster exhibitions were used by historians and others to explain how Russia’s past was distorted to create false parallels that justify current Kremlin policy. Mon, 3/30
 
Second suicide rattles Missouri Republicans
A month ago Spence Jackson’s boss, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, died from what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound. On Monday, police confirmed that Jackson had shot himself in an apparent suicide — marking a second, stunning jolt to Missouri politics.  Mon, 3/30
 
Sunnyside family waits as second twin put on list for kidney transplant
Seven years after one twin’s kidneys failed and she got a transplant, the other twin is now ailing and awaiting a donor. Mon, 3/30
 

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Business & Technology

Rent hikes may be easing but the trend is still upward
The good news: Fewer landlords are planning rent hikes than last year. The bad news: Despite the ongoing eruption of apartment buildings across the region, rents are still rising. Mon, 3/30
 

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Sports

Larry Stone
Bobo Brayton: My last interview with WSU’s baseball legend
One of the last extensive interviews with Cougars legend Bobo Brayton, in 2013, left an indelible impression of an indomitable man who died Saturday at age 89.  Mon, 3/30
 
Chris Mullin reportedly will coach St. John’s men
Legendary St. John’s player Chris Mullin reportedly will coach the Red Storm. Mon, 3/30
 
NFL
Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons are penalized for rules violations
League officials penalized the Cleveland Browns and the Atlanta Falcons, fining the franchises and suspending two team executives for off-field infractions last season. Mon, 3/30
 
Connecticut women trail at half, beat Dayton by 21 points
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 to advance to the Women’s Final Four for an eighth straight season. Mon, 3/30
 
Conversation is on the quarterbacks as UW spring drills begin
Three quarterbacks who have made a combined 30 passing attempts in a college game led the Huskies through their first spring workout inside Husky Stadium. Snap judgment: Jeff Lindquist, K.J. Carta-Samuels and Jake Browning acquitted themselves well while sharing reps with the first-team offense. Mon, 3/30
 
Corey Pereira hopes to become the next great UW golfer
Pereira showed how good he can be this summer in the prestigious Pacific Coast Amateur in Flagstaff, Ariz., against a stacked field. He won by eight shots with a score of 18-under 261 that included 62s in the second and third rounds. His score broke the record of James Lepp, a former UW star who won Mon, 3/30
 
Cubs send Kris Bryant to minors; union threatens litigation
Cubs reassign third basemen, who hit .425 in spring training, possibly delaying him from becoming free agent until after 2021. Decision called a ‘bad day for baseball’ by players’ association. Mon, 3/30
 
DON’T SENT TO WEB
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Eastside Catholic and boys basketball coach part ways
In four years as the head basketball coach at Eastside Catholic, Liley went 77-35. He led the team to a third-place finish in the Class 3A state tournament this past season. Mon, 3/30
 
NFL
Fiancée says she removed a box at Aaron Hernandez’s request
The fiancée of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez testified in his murder trial she removed a box from their basement at his request the day after the slaying, but never looked inside before she dumped the box in a random trash bin. Mon, 3/30
 
Maryland advances to Final Four with win over Tennessee
Top-seeded Terrapins get past No. 2 seed Tennessee 58-48, setting up a national semifinal against Connecticut on Sunday. Mon, 3/30
 
UPDATE - 11:00 PM
Portland Trail Blazers clinch playoff berth
Damian Lillard scored 19 points before sitting the final quarter and the host Portland Trail Blazers secured a playoff berth with a 109-86 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Mon, 3/30
 
Taijuan Walker, Mike Zunino seem set to prove themselves this season
Walker allows one run on three hits in seven innings and Zunino hits a two-run double and homer in strong showing against the Los Angeles Angels. Mon, 3/30
 
Jerry Brewer
The key to making it to the Final Four: persistence
It takes persistence to cut down nets.And when you climb that ladder, it doesn’t even matter if you don’t know what to do. Mon, 3/30
 
NHL
Vancouver Canucks win in St. Louis
The Vancouver Canucks opened a four-game trip with a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues. The Canucks have been better on the road (23-12-3) than at home (21-15-2) this season. Mon, 3/30
 
Venus Williams advances to Miami Open quarterfinals
American Venus Williams beat former No. 1 player Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 7-6 (7-1) to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals in Key Biscayne, Fla. Mon, 3/30
 
Washington’s Cheng-Tsung Pan earns Pac-12 golfer of the month
Pan won twice in March and has a Husky-record seven for his career. Mon, 3/30
 
UPDATE - 10:51 PM
Monday’s prep golf results
The Lake Stevens boys beat Monroe by four strokes to win a four-team match. Mon, 3/30
 
Monday’s prep lacrosse results
Vanessa Dannels (five goals) and Kirsten Hauke (four goals) lead Southwest Seattle past Tahoma, 11-10. Mon, 3/30
 
Monday’s prep tennis results
Eastside Catholic narrowly defeats O’Dea/Holy Names 6-5 in a Metro League coed match. Mon, 3/30
 
NEW - 11:00 PM
Monday’s prep water polo results
The Inglemoor girls have to forfeit to Bellevue at the end of the first half after illnesses and injuries leave them with just five players. Mon, 3/30
 
On the Air
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Entertainment

‘The Wiz’ is NBC’s next live television musical
NBC said Monday it will air a Dec. 3 live production of the hit 1970s stage reinvention of “The Wizard of Oz.” Its partner will be Cirque du Soleil’s new stage theatrical division, which will then present “The Wiz” on Broadway.  Mon, 3/30
 
ArtsWest Playhouse to reflect on American Dream in 2015-16
ArtsWest Playhouse in West Seattle will present six shows ranging from “American Idiot” to “Death of a Salesman” in its 2015-16 season. Mon, 3/30
 
Coachella, Lollapalooza fests ban selfie sticks
Add music festivals to the list of organizations who dislike the devices. Mon, 3/30
 
In search of grunge amid booming Seattle
A visitor seeks the soundtrack of her college life — Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and more — with eat-and-drink detours into today’s trendy Emerald City, Mon, 3/30
 
March 30 TV Picks: ‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies’
TV picks for Monday, March 30, 2015, include “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” on KCTS, “The Voice” on NBC and “The Following” on Fox. Mon, 3/30
 
Spend Fool’s Day laughing with ‘Family’ or get serious with other TV Picks
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Vodka and swimming pools: This is the new Animal Planet
The channel continues its focus on people and wilderness with a new season of shows about polar adventurers, Alaskan distillers, ocean activists and animal shelters in need of makeovers. Mon, 3/30
 
‘Altitude Sickness’: left behind to probe the addiction to risk
In her new e-book, author Litsa Dremousis uses her personal experience to examine the risk-taking behavior inherent to mountaineering.  Mon, 3/30
 

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Living

Recipe: Carrot Cake Waffles with Ginger Raisin Syrup
All the flavors of a classic carrot cake — golden raisins, grated carrots, chopped walnuts and brown sugar — are combined into a crispy waffle perfect for breakfast or lunch.  Mon, 3/30
 

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Travel & Outdoors

Some British Airways mileage accounts hacked
Airline locks down some frequent-flier accounts after breach, says most personal information is safe.  Mon, 3/30
 

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Opinion

Ross Douthat / Syndicated columnist
The method to Obama’s Middle East mess
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