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July 10, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Morning Memo/Tuesday: Missing doctor … Near-drowning … Big Boeing deal

Weather: Nice day yesterday, nice days in store for the rest of the week — and we couldn’t be happier. Everyone says summer begins after the Fourth of July, and that sure is holding true this go-around. Termperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s. Enjoy. The National Weather Service forecast.

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Seattle doctor missing on Mount Adams: A 55-year-old doctor from Seattle is missing on Mount Adams, according to the Yakima County sheriff’s office. The doctor, whose identity hasn’t been released, was hiking with a friend Sunday when he went missing. The doctor had less hiking experience than his friend. The mountain was busy with hikers and climbers on Sunday, according to The Yakima Herald-Republic. The search for the missing man was expected to resume this morning.

Bellevue couple’s lucky landing: The couple escaped injury when the small plane they were in made  a hard landing and skidded off the runway at Hillboro Airport, a Portland suburb.

Green River near-drowning: We’re checking on the condition of the man who was swept away in the Green River yesterday. He was pulled from the river, but was unconscious and in critical condition when he was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.

Boeing makes a big sale: The commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric has committed to buying 75 737 MAX 8s and 25 Next-Generation 737-800s. The deal, announced at the Farnborough Airshow, is valued at around $9.2 billion at list prices — but customers rarely pay the full amount when ordering big, according to The Associated Press. Rival Airbus also announced its first big deal of the airshow: Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific has put in a firm order valued at $4.2 billion for Airbus’ long-haul A350-1000..

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