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July 9, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Tuesday Memo: Deer in the deep … Autism ads … State worker massages

A deer swimming for its life: When two men in a boat saw a young deer swimming in the strong currents of the Tacoma Narrows 2½ miles from shore on July 4, they became concerned that it might not make it safely to hard ground, so they used their boat to guide the animal along. It took them 45 minutes to herd the critter to the closest beach, and as George W. Bush might say, “Mission accomplished.” KOMO has the full story.

Autism ads on Metro buses have raised some anger, and now they have been pulled. Among the issues that led to the decision was the ad’s call to wipe out cancer, diabetes and autism. Autism is not a disease, but a disability, says the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

That massage therapist flap: Former state Department of Ecology employee Shannon Cline gave massages to co-workers during the workday to fulfill massage-therapy school requirements. She says she did it during breaks, for free, and her bosses knew about them. The state did an audit and is looking into the matter. What do you think? Was what she did ethical? Vote in our poll.

Mariner bats were smokin’ yesterday against the Red Sox: Justin Smoak, Michael Saunders and Raul Ibanez were smacking them all over the field, the club had 15 hits in all, and Ibanez got his 22nd homer of the season to beat Boston 11-4. We can’t believe we’re writing about the M’s here …

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  5. NTSB: Plane parts found in San Francisco Bay

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


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