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June 6, 2013 at 7:39 AM

Thursday Memo: Tully’s hissy fit … Center School controversy … M’s hit a grand slam, and lose

Is this not the best summer weather in recent memory? Even better, the good weather doesn’t stop short of the weekend. Highs today near 72 degrees, with temps in the mid- to high-60s until the middle of next week. Sure makes working tough, though.

Hissy fit over Tully’s: The gloves came off in a Twitter cat fight between Tully’s Coffee founder Tom O’Keefe and the lawyer for Patrick Dempsey’s investor group, which plans to buy the coffee chain. Some juicy tidbits:

  • The lawyer, Michael Avenatti, tweeted that O’Keefe “needs to find a new obsession and a new co to BK.” That’s “a new company to bankrupt,” in plain English.
  • O’Keefe on how he likes Dempsey: “I’m not sure of his bedside manner, he’s having nurses do all his work … with no gloves on!”

Supporters of Center School teacher Jon Greenberg rally at a School Board meeting at district headquarters Wednesday. At left is Vanessa Meraki, who taught at Center School. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Supporters rally around teacher: At a packed Seattle School Board meeting Wednesday, more than 100 supporters of a teacher at Seattle’s Center School protested his disciplinary transfer to a middle school. The teacher’s frank-discussion method of teaching about racial issues stirred up controversy earlier this year when the family of a student filed a complaint, citing an intimidating educational environment.

Rollover collision with stolen car: The driver of a stolen Lexus SUV driving on Harbor Avenue Southwest in West Seattle lost control of the vehicle Wednesday, hitting three parked cars and rolling the Lexus before running from the scene. Four passengers in the car were evaluated for minor injuries but the driver’s whereabouts remain unknown.

Mariners hit a grand slam … and lose: A baseball game that lasted nearly six hours and for 16 innings ended in yet another crushing loss Wednesday. Even Kyle Seager’s game-tying grand slam in the 14th inning wasn’t enough to push the M’s to victory. It invites the question: What will it take?

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