THE SEATTLE TIMES MAGAZINE / APRIL 1, 2001

April Fools' Fun Edition

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Plant Laugh: Pop Quiz

 
WRITTEN BY VALERIE EASTON

Finally, the test competitive gardeners everywhere have been waiting for.
On Fatness: Ask Molly

 
WRITTEN BY MOLLY MARTIN
PHOTOGRAPHED BY BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER

Fitness news you can really use, such as our recent discovery that calories consumed while talking on a cell phone don't count.

Cover Story: Centered

WRITTEN BY RICHARD SEVEN
PHOTOGRAPHED BY BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER


Dearest Readers: When reporter Richard Seven set off to find the center of Seattle as a way of avoiding writing a more embarrassing story for our once-a-decade humor issue, he didn't really understand the assignment. He thought he was LITERALLY supposed to report on the actual mechanics and math used to mark the spot.

He SO missed the point.

This assignment was meant to be a classic example of telling the truth and letting the facts fall where they may. Seven was supposed to reinforce the notion that the very core, the beating heart of the city, is actually a few blocks west of the P-Patch he and his sources rather arbitrarily chose. In fact, that red hot coal burns RIGHT HERE, in the very office where I type this. It is in fact, at my desk. The truth is: It IS all about us.

SINCERELY, KATHY ANDRISEVIC
EDITOR, PACIFIC NORTHWEST MAGAZINE

Northwest Living In Your Car: Home is Where the Cupholders Are

 
WRITTEN BY PAULA BOCK
ILLUSTRATED BY WHITNEY STENSRUD

Admit it. You live in your car. And it sure beats that $1,000-a-month apartment.

Mr. Our Northwest: True Nature

 
WRITTEN BY JACK BROOM
ILLUSTRATED BY PAUL SCHMID

We've said it before. Most of us aren't natives, either. So we let one of the endangered set the record straight about salmon, rainfall and tsunami evacuation. Who else cares?
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