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Monday, April 21, 2014

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Local News

After-Hours Clinic a partnership of health-care David and Goliath
Swedish Medical Center Foundation put down startup money for Country Doctor Community Health Centers to provide weekend and after-hours care for patients who in the past have often turned to hospital emergency rooms for nonemergency treatment. Sun, 4/20

Jerry Large
Social Justice Fund Northwest finds a new way of giving
Social Justice Fund Northwest takes a new, more democratic approach to supporting community causes. Sun, 4/20
Tips are top concern for some in $15 minimum-wage debate
Employees and restaurants debate whether tips should be counted or excluded if Seattle sets a $15 minimum wage. Sun, 4/20
The Wrap / Ron Judd
737s — and corporate duplicity — keep rolling at Boeing
The Wrap by Ron Judd Sun, 4/20
Brewers say proposed FDA rule would cost millions, raise prices
Northwest beer brewers have joined an outcry over a rule that the Food and Drug Administration has proposed to improve food safety. Sun, 4/20
Silverdale boy, 12, killed as he and 3 other Scouts try to roll log
A 12-year-old Silverdale boy was killed Saturday when a log rolled over him during a Boy Scout outing in the Olympic National Forest, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office. Sun, 4/20
Suspensions hit minorities, special-ed students hardest, data show
A new analysis of discipline data in nine Washington school districts shows that black and Native American students, as well as those in special education, are suspended and expelled at higher rates than the average student.  Sun, 4/20

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Nation & World

UPDATE - 02:22 AM
Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado
Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Mon, 4/21
UPDATE - 01:34 AM
Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines
Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests. Mon, 4/21
UPDATE - 01:35 AM
Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners
Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. Mon, 4/21
UPDATE - 01:02 AM
Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. Mon, 4/21
UPDATE - 12:52 AM
Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster
Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said Monday. Mon, 4/21
UPDATE - 01:35 AM
Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents
"Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests. Mon, 4/21
UPDATE - 01:04 AM
Easter morning delivery for space station
Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies. Mon, 4/21
UPDATE - 02:05 AM
SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior" in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing. Mon, 4/21

UPDATE - 02:26 AM
Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet
Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen. Mon, 4/21
Korean disaster twists tradition of captain going down with ship
Civil courts in the United States have long viewed captains as having an obligation to protect their passengers and ships, but the cases in South Korea and Italy seem likely to test the notion of criminal liability in disasters. Sun, 4/20
Photos suggest many Russians among men seizing Ukraine sites
Photographs and descriptions suggest many of the mysteriously well-armed, professional gunmen seizing government buildings in eastern Ukraine are Russian military and intelligence forces.  Sun, 4/20
Poorest counties still losing in war on poverty
McDowell County, the poorest in West Virginia, has been emblematic of entrenched American poverty for more than a half-century. John Kennedy campaigned there in 1960. His first executive order created the modern food-stamp program, whose first recipients were McDowell County residents.  Sun, 4/20
Dealer wanted in U.S. in sales of fake art is nabbed in Spain
Art dealer Jose Carlos Bergantiños Diaz is wanted for fraud in the United States in connection with the sale of millions of dollars’ worth of counterfeit art. Sun, 4/20
General Mills scraps change in legal terms about its websites
Continuing pressure causes General Mills to clarify and then dump a new policy. Sun, 4/20
Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart
A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart. Sun, 4/20
Survivors describe roar of ice, panic amid Everest avalanche
The expeditions ferrying foreigners to Mount Everest’s peak said they would continue the climbs, though they’re not sure when — or how, with some guides now injured or gone. Sun, 4/20
Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. Sun, 4/20
Fuel from corn waste worse for climate than gas in short run, study says
A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government concludes that biofuels made with corn residue release 7 percent more greenhouse gases in the early years compared with conventional gasoline. Sun, 4/20
Divers pull bodies from sunken ferry; toll tops 50
The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. Sun, 4/20
Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review
People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. Sun, 4/20
Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help
A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Sun, 4/20

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Business & Technology

Brier Dudley
Portland’s being a pushover to snag Google Fiber
Google may be an exciting newcomer to the telecom business but in its dealings with cities, it acts like a crusty old player in the industry.  Sun, 4/20
Monoprice takes on world of retail electronics
The online retailer, known mostly by word-of-mouth, looks for product categories where it can undercut major retail prices by 30 to 70 percent. Monoprice was acquired last year by Bellevue’s Blucora for $180 million.  Sun, 4/20
Joan Crooks is CEO of 2 environmental groups
Notable hires and promotions Sun, 4/20
Entrepreneur Rich Barton a believer in power to the consumer
Rich Barton has repeatedly succeeded with Internet startups that provide consumers information previously held close by business insiders. Sun, 4/20

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Mariners lose sixth straight game, fall to Marlins 3-2
They aren’t panicking. They aren’t pressing. They also aren’t playing well or winning. “It’s all right, we’ll get out of this,” said reliever Tom Wilhelmsen. Sun, 4/20

Sounders on course to be fouled a record number of times
The Sounders are on pace to be fouled about 700 times this season after suffering a franchise-most 26 in Saturday’s physical 2-1 road win against Chivas USA. Sun, 4/20
O’Dea coach seeking to raise everyone’s lacrosse IQ
Drew Snider is one of the most talented lacrosse players to come out of the Seattle area.  Sun, 4/20
UW football’s new coaching staff preaching brotherhood
Grandma should be proud of the well-mannered buzzwords that sprouted out of the Washington football program this spring. Among them:Unity. Trust. Bond. Brotherhood. Sun, 4/20
Scat Daddybaby wins star-studded feature race at Emerald Downs
In one of the better allowance fields in years at Emerald Downs, the 4-year-old gelding went straight to the lead in the $21,000 race and was never really threatened during his 2¼-length win in the 6-furlong race. Sun, 4/20
Brawl erupts in Brewers-Pirates game | Baseball notebook
Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, Pirates outfielder Travis Snider and Milwaukee bench coach Jerry Narron were ejected after the third-inning fracas. Sun, 4/20
Montreal Canadiens take 3-0 series lead over Tampa Bay
Tomas Plekanec scored at 5:43 of the third period and the Montreal Canadiens moved one victory from advancing to the second round of the playoffs by beating Tampa Bay 3-2. The Canadiens lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series 3-0. Sun, 4/20
How 3 visionaries brought the U.S. Open to Chambers Bay
Chambers Bay stunned the golf world by landing the 2015 U.S. Open. Here’s the story of how a dreamer, a designer and a director made it happen.  Sun, 4/20
LaMarcus Aldridge scores 46 as Portland beats host Houston in playoff-series opener
LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and pulled down 18 rebounds as the visiting Portland Trail Blazers beat Houston 122-120 in overtime of their playoff-series opener. Sun, 4/20
Matt Kuchar sinks bunker shot on final hole to win his 7th PGA Tour title
Matt Kuchar’s shot from a bunker at No. 18 rolled into the hole for a one-stroke victory in the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, S.C. Sun, 4/20
Cougars women’s crew wins 3 races
The Washington State women’s crew won three races Sunday at the Clemson Invitational on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina. Sun, 4/20
Emerald Downs results
Racing results for Sunday, April 20 Sun, 4/20
Lewis Hamilton extends Formula One winning streak to 3
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain captured his third straight Formula One race, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. Sun, 4/20
Rainiers split doubleheader with Sacramento
Tacoma’s Leury Bonilla hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning for a 1-0 victory over Sacramento in the opener of a doubleheader at Cheney Stadium on Sunday.Sacramento won the second game 8-3. Sun, 4/20
Brandon Maurer perfect through four before tiring in season debut
After missing time with back pain, Brandon Maurer doesn’t allow a hit though four innings and leaves in fifth inning after 63 pitches. Sun, 4/20
On the Air
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Saturday’s prep water polo results
Water polo results for Saturday, April 19 Sun, 4/20

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TV Picks for Monday: ‘Muscle Shoals’ on PBS and ‘Two Broke Girls’
 Mon, 4/21
Book review
‘Living with a Wild God’: a brave and unsettling memoir
Barbara Ehrenreich’s remarkable new memoir, “Living with a Wild God,” reveals the mystical encounters and sorrow-filled childhood of this hard-nosed investigative reporter. Sun, 4/20
Organ rock star Cameron Carpenter in Seattle on April 25
Organist Cameron Carpenter, who cites filmmaker Werner Herzog as an influence, comes to Benaroya Hall on April 25. He’ll play a program of Mozart, Dupre, Bach, Demessieux and Liszt. Sun, 4/20
Lit Life
Spring brings bounty of new titles for book lovers
A shortlist of notable books that will be published in May and June, including the highly anticipated memoir by Hillary Rodham Clinton, novelist Stephen King’s latest, and a story collection by David Guterson. Sun, 4/20
Sunday Best: ‘Atonement’s’ gossamer green gown
One of the most memorable movie costumes in recent memory, Keira Knightley’s vivid green dress from “Atonement” has a personality of its own. Sun, 4/20
Book review
‘Otherwise Engaged’: a killer with a wedding-dress fetish
Amanda Quick’s new novel, “Otherwise Engaged,” tells the lively story of resourceful Amity Doncaster, whose Caribbean voyage is interrupted by the search for a serial killer who dresses each of his victims in a wedding gown.  Sun, 4/20
Book review
‘The Boom’: the promise and perils of fracking
Wall Street Journal reporter Russell Gold’s new book, “The Boom,” is an evenhanded look at the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking. Sun, 4/20
April 20 TV Picks: ‘Silicon Valley’ on HBO
TV picks for Sunday, April 20, 2014, include “Silicon Valley” on HBO, “Once Upon a Time” on ABC and “The Good Wife” on CBS. Sun, 4/20
‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ tops hardcover fiction sales
Mary Higgins Clark and Michael Lewis top national best-sellers list  Sun, 4/20
Local readers favor ‘Flash Boys’ and ‘Paris: the Novel’
“Flash Boys” and “Paris: the Novel” are top sellers at Magnolia’s Bookstore. Sun, 4/20
The Week Ahead: Pet Expo, Regina Carter, Miriam Pawel
Local happenings for the week of April 20: Sun, 4/20

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5 tips for women who are trying to get pregnant
Many women don’t know when they’re fertile and don’t understand how health matters can affect their ability to conceive, say women’s health practitioners. Sun, 4/20
Fit & Fun
Climb a tree to celebrate Arbor Day
Canopy Climbers, owned by an arborist, will kick off its third tree-climbing season with an “open” climb on Sunday, April 27. Sun, 4/20
The People's Pharmacy
Could stethoscopes be spreading germs?
People’s Pharmacy on dirty stethoscopes; vitamin D deficiency and hip and leg pain; and “milk-alkali syndrome.” Sun, 4/20
Rant & Rave
Cheers for Sounders boosters, boos for route-clogging walkers
Times readers weigh in on running etiquette to good neighbors. Sun, 4/20
Dear Carolyn
Stop stressing over kids’ behavior on vacation
Columnist Carolyn Hax tells a mom to forget the doomed assignment of trying to present a seamless, seven-day performance of best behavior by her high-energy boys, ages 4 and 6, on a family trip. Sun, 4/20

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Travel & Outdoors

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Editorial: House should adopt act to prevent veteran suicide
Legislation to combat veteran suicide has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by the first Iraq vet in the Senate. Sun, 4/20
Leonard Pitts Jr. / Syndicated columnist
Race and Obama news coverage
Some say race has played no role in the treatment of President Obama? Fine. What would it look like if it did? writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. Sun, 4/20

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