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August 21, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Wednesday Memo: D.B. Cooper … JBLM spying … Little League, big win

D.B. Cooper

D.B. Cooper

D.B. Cooper: We can’t pass up an opportunity to mention that The Olympian has a story about the opening Saturday of an exhibit dedicated to all things Cooper. The Washington State History Museum in Tacoma will open “Cooper,” which “uses artifacts, first-person accounts, FBI documents and a mock-up of a 727 interior to tell the story of the mysterious hijacker,” according to The Olympian. If for some incredible reason you don’t know who Cooper is …

Did Army brass know? The Olympian also has a story that says at least some Army officials at Joint Base Lewis-McChord knew that a former civilian employee was spying under an assumed name on an anti-war group on behalf of the Army. Documents with details of the employee’s activities were released as part of the Olympia anti-war group’s civil rights lawsuit against the employee, John Towery.

Eastlake Little Leaguers gettin’ ‘er done. We all like good news, and the Little League team from Sammamish has been providing a heap of it. Yesterday it  held off a Nashville team with a 6-5 win, meaning it has secured at least third place at the World Series in Pennsylvania.

The slaughter in Afghanistan: If you haven’t been following the sentencing hearing of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who has pleaded guilty to killing 16 Afghan civilians, surviving villagers are providing details to a military jury of what happened when he went on the rampage.

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

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