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June 14, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Friday Memo: Smelly creek … ‘Happy Birthday’ song copyrighted? … Superman is here

Public warned to stay away from smelly Thornton Creek after fecal matter was found in it. Enough said.

“Happy Birthday to you” copyright? We know this isn’t a local story other than all of us have sung this song many, many times. We have to note that there’s a federal lawsuit over a company’s claim that they own the copyright for the song penned more than a century ago and the company has collected millions in royalties …

Weather this weekend? Spectacular. Sunny Saturday and Sunday (Father’s Day) and temperatures in the mid-70s. By the way, have you bought dad a gift?

Man of Steel coming to a screen near you: The new Superman movie is out and while it has a lot of action, it’s rather dark, says our film critic Moira Macdonald. It’s one of the summer’s big blockbusters. Superman movies are often quite popular. Do you plan on seeing it? Vote in our poll.

Search for mushroom hunter continues: The search for Hildegard Hendrickson is scheduled to resume this morning. Hendrickson, 79, of Seattle, has been missing since Saturday when she went out on a one day mushroom trip.

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Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com


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