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Monday, May 25, 2015

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‘We knew each other’s pain’: Fallen soldiers’ families share bond
No one understands the pain of losing a partner to war more than those who have experienced it, say two young widows who found strength and support in each other and in the nonprofit Washington Warrior Widows. Sun, 5/24
32 families face eviction with sale of Kirkland mobile-home park
Thirty-two families in Kirkland face eviction after their mobile-home park was sold to a developer who plans to build 19 high-end homes. Sun, 5/24
After conservative pushback, tax proposal disappears
After conservative opposition, a bill that would have raised the 1 percent cap on local property-tax levies was pulled by its sponsor. Sun, 5/24
Anti-drilling activist helped off Shell ship in Bellingham Sunday
An anti-drilling activist who had suspended himself from the anchor chain of a Shell Oil ship in Bellingham Bay returned to shore Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard says. A second activist is still secured to the chain. Sun, 5/24
Devoted bugler honors deceased veterans with personal touch
Starting at the funeral of an old friend, when he couldn’t bear the idea of using a recording of taps, retired Army Reserve Lt. Col. Philip Kowzan has played taps at more than 1,200 funerals.  Sun, 5/24
Memorial Day events
Here are events planned around the Puget Sound region on Memorial Day. Sun, 5/24
Protected bike lane on Seattle’s Fifth Avenue may be in future
In the shadow of the Seattle Center Monorail, bicyclists might someday get their own protected lane on Fifth Avenue, in a potential city retrofit. Sun, 5/24
Rescuers ready for the call if trouble hits on Mount Rainier
Sometimes the climbers get in trouble, slipping on icy slopes, falling into crevasses, getting lost or becoming ill at higher elevations. Sun, 5/24
Snohomish County Courthouse intruder arrested Sunday
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Jerry Large
We need to make sure police know where to draw the line
Olympia shootings point to need to clarify community expectations for police. Sun, 5/24
Dear Carolyn
End pity party to get closer to son, grandsons
Advice columnist Carolyn Hax counsels a single mom hung up on greeting cards. Sun, 5/24
The People's Pharmacy
People on blood thinners must avoid turmeric
While acid-suppressing drugs reduce the irritating effects of stomach contents, medications like Nexium and Prilosec do not prevent reflux. Sun, 5/24
Rant & Rave
Rant to canine owner for dog-on-dog attack; rave for those who offered help
Readers rave about flowering cherry trees and a random gift of theater tickets, rant about a loud talker, an angry tailgater and untrimmed foliage. Sun, 5/24
Fit & Fun
Still time to get rolling at Skate King
The beloved old roller-skating center is closing, but not until the end of June, and several special events are planned in the meantime. Sun, 5/24
WompMobile Tech Spotight
Tech spotlight Sun, 5/24

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Nation & World

Amazon to stop funneling European sales through low-tax haven
Pressure is mounting for U.S. tech companies, including Google, to stop using complex tax structures and pay more on their European operations. Sun, 5/24
Americans can pig out at barbecues as pork prices fall
Memorial Day is the most popular holiday for U.S. grillers after Independence Day on July 4, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association. Sun, 5/24
Dogs in New York restaurants? Not everyone is thrilled
A new bill before the state Legislature would loosen restrictions, giving restaurants the option of allowing dogs into back gardens and sidewalk patios when accompanied by a human diner. Sun, 5/24
GOP hopeful Carly Fiorina may be getting traction in Iowa
Iowa voters are known to fall in love with firebrand candidates and underfunded outsiders, from Pat Buchanan in 1996 to Howard Dean in 2004. And this cycle, Republicans here are starting to swoon over former HP executive Carly Fiorina. Sun, 5/24
No time to eat in Silicon Valley, so techies chug their protein
Boom times in Silicon Valley call for hard work, and hard work — at least in technology land — means that coders, engineers and venture capitalists are turning to liquid meals with names like Schmoylent, Soylent, Schmilk and People Chow.  Sun, 5/24
Police in Florida grapple with a cheap and dangerous new drug
Last week’s shooting of a man reportedly high on the man-made street drug, alpha-PVP, known more commonly as flakka, was the latest in a series of volatile episodes that the police in South Florida have faced with highly aggressive drug users. Sun, 5/24

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Business & Technology

Technology only a tool in social change, ex-Microsoftie says
A former Microsoft researcher has written a book about the importance of humans in bringing about social change — an element he feels techies tend to forget. He’s visiting the area next month. Sun, 5/24

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7-foot par putt gives Kirk a 1-shot victory
Chris Kirk made a 7-foot par putt to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial for his fourth victory on the PGA Tour. Sun, 5/24
Byeong Hun An earns return trip to Chambers Bay
An, 23, earned his spot into the U.S. Open field by winning the BMW PGA Championship in England on Sunday by six shots. He beat a star-studded field that included Rory McIlroy, the world’s top-ranked player.  Sun, 5/24
Cleveland beats Atlanta in OT for 3-0 lead in East finals
LeBron James led host Cleveland to a 114-111 overtime victory over Atlanta, giving the Cavaliers a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. Sun, 5/24
Emerald Downs results and entries
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Fooled Again posts an upset in Auburn ’Cap
Fooled Again remained undefeated with a 1¼-length victory Sunday over Gloria’s Angelo in the $50,000 Auburn Handicap for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Emerald Downs.  Sun, 5/24
Jason Terry about to close another chapter, but not book, on NBA career
The often overlooked and underappreciated Houston guard and former Franklin High star, is finishing his 16th season in the NBA, but his mother says he would like to play at least two more seasons.  Sun, 5/24
Juan Pablo Montoya wins Indy 500 for 2nd time
Juan Pablo Montoya won the Indianapolis 500 for the second time, adding to his victory 15 years ago. Team owner Roger Penske got his 16th Indy 500 title. Sun, 5/24
Inside Sports Business
Making TV money off potential NHL team here a tricky issue
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Mariners can’t complete sweep in Toronto, drop finale, 8-2
Taijuan Walker holds the Blue Jays without a hit through four innings, but then Toronto comes alive and beats Seattle, 8-2, to avoid the sweep. Sun, 5/24
Michael Wacha improves to 7-0, helps St. Louis end three-game skid
Wacha allows five hits and one unearned run in seven innings. Sun, 5/24
Patrick Kivlehan, Jesus Montero hit homers for Rainiers
Jesus Montero and Patrick Kivlehan each hit home runs but it was not enough for the Tacoma Rainiers in a 7-4 loss to the Iowa Cubs on Sunday in a Pacific Coast League game. Sun, 5/24
Patriots fans rally to protest Tom Brady’s suspension
Dozens of New England Patriots fans filled a parking lot at Gillette Stadium to protest the four-game suspension handed to quarterback Tom Brady over the “Deflategate” scandal. Sun, 5/24
Robinson Cano continues hitting slump
Playing as DH, Cano goes 0 for 4 and is just 5 for his last 32 (.156 batting average). Superstar had made minor tweaks but doesn’t know why “it’s not clicking right now.” Sun, 5/24
Roger Federer is angered by on-court fan’s French Open selfie
Roger Federer was angry because of what he considered a serious lapse in security after his first-round French Open match. Sun, 5/24
Tampa Bay takes 3-2 series lead over New York Rangers
Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist, Ben Bishop made 26 saves and Tampa Bay beat the host New York Rangers 2-0 to take a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Sun, 5/24
Larry Stone
Vicky McIntyre happy to be in Storm camp after overcoming plenty along the way
When Vicky McIntyre says she in a great place, she doesn’t just mean in Seattle, playing for the Storm. For someone who has had to deal with the after-effects of a plane crash, and who thought her basketball career was over two years ago, McIntyre is amazed to still be playing. Sun, 5/24
Washington moves up to eighth in NCAA women’s golf
Huskies safely advance with 9-over 297. Sun, 5/24
On the Air
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‘14th Deadly Sin’ leads fiction book sales
“The Wright Brothers” leads nonfiction book sales. Sun, 5/24
Book review
‘Do No Harm:’ where the margin for error is scalpel-thin
English neurosurgeon Henry Marsh’s mesmerizing memoir “Do No Harm” is an unblinking look at a profession that demands life-or-death decisions on a daily basis. Sun, 5/24
‘The Crane Wife’ and ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ selling well locally
Parkplace Books of Kirkland report its best-sellers. Sun, 5/24
Lit Life
Folio will be a place to read away from it all
Local dynamo David Brewster introduces his latest project: a membership library to be called Folio: The Athenaeum. Subscriptions to the downtown Seattle institution will be reasonable, and Folio will contain books and a precious commodity: quiet. Sun, 5/24
How Bono became a rock star of Silicon Valley
Rock star Bono’s ties with Silicon Valley run deep, underscored by his view that technology was key to delivering music.  Sun, 5/24
Book review
Kent Haruf’s ‘Our Souls at Night:’ love, late in life
“Our Souls at Night,” Kent Haruf’s last novel, traces a late-life relationship between two septuagenarians, a widow and a widower, in a small Colorado town. Sun, 5/24
Dear Carolyn
Kevin Bacon: ‘Everything I do is to have that time between “action” and “cut” ’
The veteran actor is honored with SIFF’s Career Achievement in Acting Award. Sun, 5/24
May 24 TV Picks: ‘National Memorial Day Concert’ on KCTS
“Spring Baking Championship” airs on the Food Network at 9 p.m., “Battle Creek,” at 10 p.m. on CBS. Sun, 5/24
Pacific MusicWorks announces 2015-16 season
The Seattle early-music company will present Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers, “Messiah,” “The Four Seasons” and Christoph Gluck’s “Orpheus and Eurydice.” Sun, 5/24
Sunday Best: Fan Bingbing is a walking bouquet on the red carpet
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing makes a floral statement in a Marchesa gown.  Sun, 5/24
The List: 4 memorable teachers from the arts and literature
Times’ staffers offer a list of fictional teachers of note. Sun, 5/24
The Week Ahead: Folklife and Edmonds Waterfront Festival lead the outdoor fun slate
Feast for Change, Barry Manilow, and “Talley’s Folly” among highlights for the week of May 24. Sun, 5/24

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Travel & Outdoors

From Disneyland to golf resorts, Calif. tourism adapts to drought
Tourist businesses and destinations need to conserve as state deals with severe drought .  Sun, 5/24
Travel Wise
How to save on currency exchange
Avoiding extra fees and getting the best exchange rate when traveling abroad.  Sun, 5/24
GeoQuiz: What countries border France?
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Guest columnist
Be a hero: Donate a kidney
Donating a kidney is a small price for the gift of a longer, healthier existence for your recipient.  Sun, 5/24
Guest columnist
Proud of WWII service, they opposed Vietnam War
Remember those who observe Memorial Day every day. Sun, 5/24
Leonard Pitts Jr. / Syndicated columnist
Veteran’s PTSD led to marijuana, arrest and a lucky break
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