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September 13, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Friday Memo: Mount McKinley shorter … Snake at school… UW prez pay hike

Mount McKinley not measuring up? The highest mountain in North America may be 83 feet shorter than the estimated 20,320-foot measurement from the early 1950s. The latest figure — 20,237 feet — still leaves McKinley, also known as Denali, the tallest in North America. Canada’s Mount Logan is in second place at 19,557.

Face recognition software will be tested at a hockey game in Kennewick next week for the Department of Homeland Security. As if we don’t already have enough government tracking.

Sex offenders at the fair: Three of them were fired after Washington State Fair officials did a background check and discovered that the guys had records. All three were level 1 offenders, considered the least-likely to reoffend. The News Tribune has the story.

Snakes on a plane: OK, it’s one small python, and it wasn’t on a plane but in an Issaquah High School classroom when it got out of its tank. The critter isn’t venomous, but it still can give you the willies. KING5 has the story.

UW prez gets a pay bump: It was only $22,000, which may seem a lot to some of us, but given that Michael Young was already pulling in more than a half-million dollars … Just saying.

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

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