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Monday, July 28, 2014

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Local News

Paul Schell remembered for vision, mayoral term marked by crises
Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell, a visionary whose single term in office was marked by multiple crises, died Sunday. He was 76. Sun, 7/27

Bike-trail plan for Beacon Hill parkland divides residents
A proposal to develop mountain-bike trails in the woods of Cheasty Greenspace, on the east slope of Beacon Hill, has found support as well as opposition. Some residents favor more active uses to engage young people, while others want natural park areas in Seattle to remain natural. Sun, 7/27
6 candidates vie for Senate seat in southeast Seattle, Renton
In the race to succeed state Sen. Adam Kline, five Democrats and one Republican are on the primary ballot. The top two in the Aug. 5 primary move on to the November election for the 37th District state Senate seat.  Sun, 7/27
Biologists track fish recovery in tough conditions on Elwha River
Biologists work to keep track of fish recovery in the Elwha River. Sun, 7/27
Costs already top $50 million in fighting state’s wildfires
Those figures don’t include loss of property and damage to infrastructure.  Sun, 7/27
Old film clips found in storage locker turn into unexpected gift
A current-day documentary, “Grays Harbor Happenings,” gives new life to rediscovered film clips depicting life in Grays Harbor nearly a century ago.  Sun, 7/27
State might not need a WSU medical school, experts say
As Washington State University works to build state support for a new WSU-run medical school, some say the country already has enough of them. Sun, 7/27
Jerry Large
Using your brain to capacity, no miracles necessary
We use all of our brain capacity, but we don’t always do it well. There are cures for that but no miracles.  Sun, 7/27
Nicole & Co.
Mary Ellen Mark revisits ‘Streetwise’ 30 years later
Thirty years after photographer Mary Ellen Mark and her husband, filmmaker Martin Bell, made the landmark documentary “Streetwise” about homeless Seattle teens, the pair returns to revisit the subjects of the film. Sun, 7/27

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Nation & World

UPDATE - 02:34 AM
Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site
Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. Mon, 7/28
UPDATE - 03:20 AM
Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull
Israeli jets pounded three Hamas sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday. Mon, 7/28

UPDATE - 02:35 AM
Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire
If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Mon, 7/28
UPDATE - 03:05 AM
Man dies after lightning hits California beach
A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said. Mon, 7/28
Driver seriously injures woman during Zombie Walk
A driver struck and seriously injured a woman while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic-Con, police said. Mon, 7/28
UPDATE - 02:32 AM
Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected
One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa -- the largest ever recorded. Mon, 7/28
UPDATE - 03:05 AM
Flames from California wildfire claim 13 homes
Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to contain them. Mon, 7/28
UPDATE - 03:20 AM
Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine
Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker. Mon, 7/28
UPDATE - 03:20 AM
Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site
An international police team has failed to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area. Mon, 7/28
Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel
Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. Mon, 7/28
UPDATE - 03:20 AM
UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire
The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight (0400 GMT) Monday morning. Mon, 7/28
Fear hinders teams trying to treat Ebola in rural Africa
Health workers say they are battling two enemies: the Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 660 people in four countries since March, and fear, which has produced growing hostility toward outside help.  Sun, 7/27
To wartorn Ukraine soccer teams, success looking more like survival
Despite the intense fighting between government forces and Russian-backed insurgents, soccer fans in the war-torn country still turn out for games, and instead of preening and slugging it out for supremacy, they chant pro-Ukrainian slogans.  Sun, 7/27
Aruba releases Venezuelan diplomat sought by US
Aruba's government released a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country's consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home Sunday night and defusing a diplomatic fight with its neighbor. Sun, 7/27
Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square
A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square. Sun, 7/27
Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination
The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped. Sun, 7/27
Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home
A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights. Sun, 7/27
Mistake finally trips up ‘most-wanted’ cardsharp
A habitual casino cheat who made his living by sleight-of-hand tricks was arrested at a casino in Pennsylvania after he applied for a player’s club card using his real name and birth date. Sun, 7/27
Woman gets 10 years for fatal Colorado bike crash
A woman who struck and killed a Jesuit volunteer on a cross-country bicycling trip in western Colorado has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. Sun, 7/27
Tense time for Israeli Arabs
Like the rest of Israel, residents of the nation’s Arab towns face the threat of rocket fire from Hamas. But they also face the stress of seeing fellow Palestinians, even relatives, under attack in Gaza. Sun, 7/27

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Business & Technology

Brier Dudley
Audi’s 4G A3 rides into the future as rolling LTE hotspot
One of the first cars in the U.S. to come equipped with 4G LTE wireless service, the 2015 Audi A3 sedan, is put through its paces with a pile of tablets and smartphones connected to the in-car Wi-Fi network for a drive on Highway 520 between Seattle and Redmond. Sun, 7/27
Brad Smith’s influence grows beyond Microsoft
Microsoft’s general counsel is one of the most influential voices inside the company, partly because he has been in his job since 2002, which makes him the longest serving member of the senior leadership team. Sun, 7/27
Facebook’s Oculus acquisition renews interest in virtual-reality games
As the technology progresses, developers are moving toward even more immersive experiences using virtual reality. Many see Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus as a turning point of sorts. Sun, 7/27
Blue Angels to fly over Seattle on Monday
The Blue Angels will fly over the west side of Seattle’s coastline at around 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Sun, 7/27
Tarnoff is president of Group Health Physicians
Notable hires and promotions Sun, 7/27
Monday Memo
A look at business events during the week Sun, 7/27
Cake in a coffee mug? It’s fueling a YouTube cooking channel
Created in 2010 by four Britons, Sorted Food has quickly attracted more than 865,000 subscribers. Sun, 7/27

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Richard Sherman of the Seahawks continues to get ready for whatever comes next
After sensational year and a Super Bowl title, Richard Sherman is watching closely to make sure he doesn’t take any steps backward Sun, 7/27

Mariners fall to Orioles, 3-2, in 10 innings
After Mike Zunino ties the score with an eighth-inning homer, Manny Machado drives in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning.  Sun, 7/27
Sounders coach Sigi Schmid has a chance for an MLS milestone against Galaxy
Sounders coach could notch his 200th MLS victory by beating Los Angeles Sun, 7/27
With Nahomi Kawasumi leading the way, Seattle Reign blows away Portland 5-0
Nahomi Kawasumi has two goals as Reign improves record to 14-1-4 Sun, 7/27
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France
Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. Sun, 7/27
Ethan’s Baby wins Angie C Stakes; I Keep Saying sets a world record
Ethan’s Baby rocketed to the early lead and drew off for a 6¼-length victory Sunday in the $50,000 Angie C Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs. Sun, 7/27
After a quick repair job, Oberto roars back to claim title at Columbia Cup hydroplane races
Boat was damaged in preliminary heat, but after crew makes fixes, Jimmy Shane drives U-6 Oberto to victory Sun, 7/27
Arizona’s Patrick Peterson lists himself as league’s best cornerback
Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals says the debate over who is the best cornerback in the league will continue and his opinion will never change: He is the best. Peterson has jousted with Richard Sherman of the Seahawks over which one is the best at the position. Sun, 7/27
Bernhard Langer wins Senior British Open by record 13 shots
German Bernhard Langer won his second Senior British Open championship, finishing a record 13 strokes clear of Colin Montgomerie of Scotland for his third senior major title. Sun, 7/27
Chris Taylor drives in first run on first extra-base hit
Taylor’s second-inning double gives shortstop first RBI in his second start. He is 3 for 8 in his first three games. Sun, 7/27
David Ortiz’s home run sparks controversy
Boston slugger stares down Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer and flips bats before rounding the bases on a three-run home run in the third inning of a 3-2 victory. Sun, 7/27
Hall of Fame welcomes three Braves, Frank Thomas, Joe Torre, Tony La Russa
Braves Manager Bobby Cox and pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux join Frank Thomas and manager Joe Torre and Tony La Russa as newest Hall inductees Sun, 7/27
Italian Vincenzo Nibali of Astana team wins Tour de France
Vincenzo Nibali emerged Sunday as the first Italian winner of the Tour de France in 16 years after a race defined by inclement weather and painful eliminations of other favorites. Sun, 7/27
Jeff Gordon wins Brickyard 400 at Indy for a record 5th time
Jeff Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory. Sun, 7/27
LeBron James decides to wear No. 23 with Cleveland
LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after wearing No. 6 in four seasons with the Miami Heat and also with the U.S. Olympic team. Sun, 7/27
Portland Timbers edge Montreal in Major League Soccer
Diego Valeri snapped a tie in the 82nd minute and the Portland Timbers held off Montreal 3-2 to extend the Impact’s losing streak in Major League Soccer to five matches. Sun, 7/27
Seahawks camp at a glance
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Tacoma nips Sacramento, 4-3, in 14 innings
Jesus Montero drives in winning run as James Paxton allows one run on six hits in 41/3 innings in his third rehabilitation start for Rainiers. Sun, 7/27
Former Husky Sadena Parks wins on the Symetra Tour
Sadena Parks’ 62 helps her rally from seven shots back Sun, 7/27
On the Air
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Book review
‘Lucky Us:’ two sisters dance to the music of wartime
Amy Bloom’s “Lucky Us” follows two sisters and an ensemble of friends, family and hangers-on as they navigate the tumultuous decade of the 1940s. Bloom will discuss her book Aug. 4 at the Seattle Public Library.  Sun, 7/27
Book review
‘A Spy Among Friends’: Kim Philby, a master of betrayal
Ben Macintyre’s “A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal” looks at the shocking story of Kim Philby, the British intelligence agent who betrayed his country by spying for the Soviet Union, from the perspective of his most loyal friend. Sun, 7/27
Lit Life
Canadian authors worth discovering
If you aren’t reading them already, you should be: Joseph Boyden, Alistair MacLeod, Louise Penny and others.  Sun, 7/27
Portland painter Stephen O’Donnell tries on new drag
In “Told and Untold Stories,” Portland painter Stephen O’Donnell adds a new historical period or two to his witty self-portraiture in drag, taking it all the way from ancient régime to 1940s movie-star mode. Through Aug. 30, 2014. Sun, 7/27
July 27 TV Picks: ‘Poirot’ on KCTS
TV picks for Sunday, July 27, 2014, include “Poirot” on KCTS, “Ray Donovan” on Showtime and “The Lottery” on Lifetime. Sun, 7/27
‘A Reader’s Book of Days,’ a top local best-seller
Tom Nissley and Daniel James Brown lead sales at Phinney Books. Sun, 7/27
‘Act of War’ and ‘America’ jump to top of book lists
Brad Thor’s “Act of War” leads fiction sales; D’Souza’s “America” top nonfiction sales. Sun, 7/27
Book review
‘The City Son’: lives fractured by intrafamilial desire
In “The City Son,” Nepalese-American writer Samrat Upadhyay chronicles a family fractured by an illicit relationship.  Sun, 7/27
The List: 3 silver-screen animals we love
A very short list of animals who captured our hearts at the movies.  Sun, 7/27
The Week Ahead: Seafair, Beyoncé, JAY Z, ARCO-PDX
The week of July 27 brings Seafair events, concerts, special exhibits. Sun, 7/27

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Hospitals resist scheduling cesareans just for convenience
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says cesarean surgeries are overused and risky. Doctors and hospitals are following suit. Sun, 7/27
Meet the winners of our Pet Selfies contest
Meet three of the winners of The Seattle Times’ Pet Selfies contest, in which we asked readers to riff on the selfie trend by sharing an image they took of themselves with a pet. Nearly 500 of you responded. Sun, 7/27
On Health
In a dietary rut? Here’s how to escape it
The year has passed its midpoint: Time to recommit to eating more whole, fresh, healthful foods. Sun, 7/27
Sunday Best: A glimpse of fantasy on a Paris runway
Elie Saab’s collection was a highlight of Paris’ Haute Couture Fashion Week, as this gown attests. Sun, 7/27
The People's Pharmacy
Triathlete shares remedy for swimmer’s ear
People’s Pharmacy on home remedies and over-the-counter products for swimmer’s ear; rebound headaches; and keeping psoriasis under control with sun exposure. Sun, 7/27
Fit & Fun
Art, yoga and Zumba at Olympic Sculpture Park’s ‘Kids Day’
The Olympic Sculpture Park will celebrate “Kids Day” on Saturday, Aug. 2. Sun, 7/27
NEW - 06:15 AM
Dear Carolyn
Big family is drifting apart? So do something about it
Dear Carolyn column Sun, 7/27

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Travel & Outdoors

The glory of Olympic National Park, rain or shine
See jagged mountains, a wilderness coast and moss-draped rain forest in an almost million-acre park on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.  Sun, 7/27
3 top spots in Olympic National Park
Don’t miss Rialto Beach, the Hoh Rain Forest and Hurricane Ridge  Sun, 7/27
Five places to stay in and near Olympic National Park
Lodges, motels and more for visitors to Olympic National Park. Sun, 7/27
3 top drives in Olympic National Park
Drive up to Hurricane Ridge and along Lake Crescent and the coast around Kalaloch. Sun, 7/27
Celebrating Olympic wilderness — and more coming?
More forestland could be designated as wilderness on the edges of Olympic National Park.  Sun, 7/27
Olympic National Park by the numbers
A look at the park, from visitor numbers to big trees, glaciers, Native American tribal links and more.  Sun, 7/27
Travel Wise
Travelers beware: No vacation from scams
Beware of scams in hotels and online, plus tips for keeping your home secure.  Sun, 7/27

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Editorial: The Times recommends state Rep. Ruth Kagi in 32nd District, Position 2
State Rep. Ruth Kagi, D-Seattle, is an easy endorsement for another two-year term in Olympia. Sun, 7/27
Editorial: The Times recommends to keep Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary
Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary was appointed to fill the job vacated by John Lovick’s move to county executive. Keep Trenary in his post. Sun, 7/27
Guest: Making ‘The Mikado’ without Asian stereotypes
How to perform the Gilbert and Sullivan opera “The Mikado” without resorting to Asian stereotypes, according to guest columnist Rick Shiomi. Sun, 7/27
Paul Ryan’s new clothes
“Experimenting” with people’s food-stamp money is not something we should sign onto, writes syndicated columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. Sun, 7/27

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