March 3, 2013 at 10:44 AM
Sunday Memo: Police dog bites prove costly … Beach wins the ‘ship … Seattle was a hockey haven?
Police dog bites: Over the past five years, at least 17 people claim they were mistakenly attacked by police dogs. Agencies have paid nearly $1 million in damages for the attacks and more claims are pending.
A few days of sun? A bit of sun in the forecast today and tomorrow, so get your outdoor fun in while you can. Tomorrow, in particular, looks quite nice with a high of 55 degrees and mostly sunny skies.
Seattle was a hockey haven? A bit of fun, forgotten history: The Seattle Metropolitans won the United States’ first Stanley Cup in 1917, and had several chances to repeat in subsequent years. After a player was thrown in jail for ‘deserting’ the U.S. Army (he was Canadian) and a fight with influenza, the team ultimately folded and its grand arena became a parking garage.
Pension problems: A Times’ analysis of Washington state’s pension shows the system’s promised benefits are much bigger, and its real assets smaller, than official numbers indicate.
Beach boys win nail-biter for 3A championship:
The Lakeside Vikings had chances to close out perennial championship contender Rainier Beach, but missed late-game free throws. Led by senior Will Dorsey, who scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half, Beach roared ahead in overtime to take the state championship.
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