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October 19, 2011 at 6:37 AM

The Morning Memo / Wednesday: Shots fired, boys with gun, 'blonde' coffee

Weather:  Partly sunny or partly cloudy (What the heck is the difference, anyway?), but it’s not supposed to rain today. It could be wet tomorrow, Friday and Saturday and maybe Sunday. What’s that all about? Our weather page has more info.

Shots fired: Seattle police say a man called 911 this morning to report he’d shot someone inside a home in West Seattle. Police, including a SWAT unit, are there. Police negotiators are trying to resolve the situation. More to come.

Starbucks is going “blonde”: Lighter roasts, that is. The coffee giant is adding a lighter-roast coffee as it tries to reach a wider base of consumers. The company unveiled its “Starbucks Blonde Roast” Tuesday, a major departure from the company’s typically dark-roasted beans. Who remembers the “Real men don’t eat quiche” days?

Primate death: The University of Washington confirms it was fined $10,893 this year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after a primate died during laboratory research in 2009. The fine was uncovered by the group Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!, which filed a federal records request of the UW’s primate research practices. Michael Budkie, a spokesman for the group, said the reports show that three primates under the UW’s care died.  But UW spokeswoman Tina Mankowski said she knew of only one primate death, in 2009, which was reported to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Animal Welfare.

Juan de Dios Ibarra, right, CF Monterrey's replacement goalkeeper, grabs the ball next to Seattle's white-shirted Roger Levesque in CONCACAF play. Ibarra came on after starter Jonathan Orozco was injured in the second half. (Photo by Ted S. Warren / AP)

Sounders lose a CONCACAF CUP match, but that’s OK: Their 2-1 loss to CF Monterrey of Mexico yesterday leaves them second in their group, but they still advance in cup play.

A story you might want to read before you walk out the door.

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