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March 8, 2013 at 6:21 AM

Friday Memo: Coach in hot water … Lion escaped … Spring forward Sunday

Call me maybe? Roosevelt High School softball coach Troy Hennum is in hot water after he sent members of his team out to take photos of “cute girls” and bring them back, with telephone numbers, for his review. One woman, Katharine Aagard, said she was initially flattered, but was later creeped out by the attention.

Lion kills Brier woman: The 550-pound lion that killed Dianna Hanson of Brier at a California wild animal park used its paw to lift a partially open door, escape a smaller cage and get into a larger enclosure that Hanson was cleaning. Hanson was on the phone with a co-worker in the moments before she was killed, and the co-worker became concerned when the conversation ended abruptly, the Fresno County coroner said Thursday. Hanson’s father says his daughter had long loved big cats, but “I had an awful feeling that a lion or tiger would turn on her.”

Springing forward: You might want to sleep in a little later tomorrow morning to make up for that loss of an hour on Sunday. Yep, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, so we’ll be losing some precious ZZZZZZs.

But how do you really feel? Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman is sure creating waves this morning following a heated exchange with ESPN’s Skip Bayless.  Sherman took offense at Bayless’s line of questioning and blasted the talk-show host  for what he termed “ignorant pollution.” Sherman to Bayless: “I am intelligent enough and capable enough to understand that you are an ignorant, pompous, egotistical cretin, and that’s what it comes down to.” Ouch. 

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