Baby ejected from car: A 10-month-old baby not buckled in a child seat was ejected from a car that spun out in a ditch near Shelton last night. Condition of the youngster isn’t yet available. The 20-year-old woman in the car wasn’t injured.
Are Seattle drinkers losing their taste for beer? Our FYI blogger Gene Balk writes about a study that says young people here aren’t chugging beer the way they used to. Are you drinking less beer in favor of something else such as hard liquor? Vote in our poll.
Ken Griffey Jr. and A-Rod: For an insightful look at both players when they were Mariners, have a look at this piece by former Times sports writer Bob Finnigan.
UPDATE: 9:45 a.m. | The Vancouver, Wash., woman missing while hiking in the Columbia Gorge has been found safe.
Missing hikers: A 51-year-old man is missing since splitting from his hiking partner in the Twin Lakes area Sunday, Aug. 4, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. The Bellingham Herald reports searchers have been looking for the man for several days but he had not been found as of last night. In a separate case, searchers in Multnomah County are looking for a woman who got lost during a hike yesterday near Wahkeena Springs and Devils Rest in the Columbia River Gorge. The Oregonian says the 44-year-old woman, who was not prepared to spend the night outdoors, became separated from her two other hiking companions who called 911.
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