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August 14, 2013 at 6:46 AM

Wednesday Memo: Puppy saved … Microsoft sued … Clotheslines debated

A puppy dumped in the middle of an intersection is alive today after a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy heard a call that a man appeared to be abandoning puppies in the street. The deputy, who was off-duty, hurried to the spot, found just one pup, scooped it up and took it home. Got to love stories like that, except for the guy who abandoned the puppy …

Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet: The software company can’t seem to get a break when it comes to it’s touch screen tablet. The company is being sued by a shareholder who is accusing Microsoft executives of misleading investors about how well the RT tablets were selling. Microsoft also makes a Surface Pro model.

Clothesline crusaders call laundry flap overblown. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Clothesline crusaders call laundry flap overblown. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Being hung out to dry: Laundry that is. There’s a flap over folks being allowed to hang their laundry on an outside clothesline. Seriously? In Europe, at least in Italy, many people hang their laundry on drying racks on the small porches of their apartments all the time. The reason? Clothes driers and the energy needed to run them are expensive.

Not my camera: A teacher in Selah, Yakima County, was arraigned yesterday on a voyeurism charge after a tiny video camera was found under a girl’s desk in his ninth grade classroom some two years ago. The 52-year-old teacher resigned back then, but has denied owning or installing the camera. The Yakima Herald-Republic has the story.

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  3. Flood, landslides strand 65 hikers in Cascades, close Highway 20
  4. FBI: Serial killer unlikely to have shot Seattle hikers
  5. Investors sue Microsoft over Surface tablet


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


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