June 23, 2013 at 9:40 AM
Sunday memo: Jane Doe . . . Scorpion venom . . . Baseball and rain
Who was she? She went through much of her life as Lori Ruff, but after she died in 2010, her in-laws realized that was not her real name. So who was she? That has remained a mystery with ties to the Pacific Northwest. Seattle Times reporter Maureen O’Hagan tells the story here. You can examine the clues yourself and help answer the question: Who was Jane Doe?
Tumor Paint: Dr. Jim Olson, a pediatric brain cancer specialist based at the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in Seattle, will be a speaker today at TEDx in Seattle. He will be talking about “Tumor Paint,” a molecule derived from scorpion venom that can travel safely through the body and cause cancer cells to light up to help surgeons visually distinguish cancer from normal tissue. Sounds fascinating enough that you might want to tune into the livestream. His talk is scheduled for 5 p.m. today. Check here for more information.
Under cover: Chances are the roof will be closed today at Safeco Field where the Mariners play the Oakland Athletics and the weather forecast is for rain (through Wednesday). The Mariners won Saturday night, beating the A’s 7-5.
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