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July 22, 2013 at 7:24 AM

Monday memo: Royal baby … Eastlake shooting … Mariners on a streak

Royal baby expected: If you’re an Anglophile, the royal-baby waiting anticipation is so intense it’s like The Beatles are coming to town or something. Oh wait…

Speaking of the Beatles: We had tons of photos and coverage over the weekend of Sir Paul McCartney’s big show at Safeco Field. Our enterprising sports editor, Don Shelton, in particular, seemed to enjoy the ‘surreal’ experience of seeing a boyhood hero. Plus, more important for a sports guy like Don, he got to see McCartney play at the ballfield.

Morning fog: It felt like fall this morning with a blanket of gray shrouding the city skyline. But, don’t fret, summer ain’t over just yet, with 76-degree temperatures on tap for later today. Through the rest of the week, expect sunny skies and temps just below 80 degrees. weather722

Eastlake shooting: Two people were shot overnight in Eastlake. One is dead, the other injured. We’ll be updating this story throughout the day.

Fish-ear bones: Some cocktail conversation-starter. Did you know that The University of Washington’s Burke Museum has 2 million otoliths, or fish-ear bones, in its possession? Fish-ear bones can reveal the age of a fish and be used to determine the health of a  population. The museum is currently transferring them from NOAA’s old Sand Point hangar to the museum grounds. Turns out, the otoliths had been swimming in ethanol and stacked 20-feet high in Styrofoam boxes in order to preserve them. They had to be moved so they didn’t start a fire.

Wait, the Mariners are good now? If you haven’t been paying attention to baseball because you’re a fair-weather fan, you might want to douse yourself with some cold water and take another look at the M’s. The weather’s been just peachy lately, and the once-hapless and seemingly helpless M’s have gone on a tear and won their last six games. Nick Franklin launched a 4-run homer (you know, a grand slam), and King Felix threw six shutout innings in a 12-5 win last night.

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