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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Women are learning how to stand up to danger; see an expert in action

Cynthia Hardiman, who lives in North Seattle, keeps a bat next her bed in case she hears something in the night. "I like to face it head on," she says. "I don't want to imagine what the scary noise is. I want to find out what it is and deal with it."