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September 3, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Tuesday Memo: Worm diplomacy … Windows phone poll … Teachers vote

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Will Dennis Rodman take up the case of the Lynnwood man being held in North Korea? The former basketball star is in North Korea to visit his “friend,” leader Kim Jong Un, but declined to say if he’ll help Lynnwood’s Kenneth Bae who’s been held there for what the country says is spying. Rodman’s visit to the country comes on the heels of North Korea’s decision to nix a visit by a U.S. envoy who had hoped to bring home Bae, who is reportedly in ill health.

This is Nokia's Lumia 925 phone. Microsoft is buying Nokia’s smartphone business  in an effort to expand its share of the smartphone market. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Mikko Stig)

This is Nokia’s Lumia 925 phone. Microsoft is buying Nokia’s smartphone business in an effort to expand its share of the smartphone market. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Mikko Stig)

Microsoft, Nokia and smartphones: This is one big deal. Nokia phones run Microsoft’s smartphone software. Microsoft’s Windows phones have a very small percentage of the smartphone market. Would you be  interested in buying a Windows phone? Vote in our poll.

Seattle teachers vote today on a new contract following the tentative deal worked out between the teachers union and the district. We’ll be reporting the outcome tonight.

Bumbershoot reached a milestone this go-round: The music and arts festival welcomed its 7 millionth visitor yesterday, the last day of the three-day event. Did you know that Bumbershoot is some 40 years old?

Rain today, but possibly sunny tomorrow, say forecasters. OK, we’ll take some sun, sure.

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


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