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September 25, 2013 at 6:52 AM

Wednesday Memo: Dogs and stabbings … Baristas lose bikinis … Mmmm, lasagna

News has gone to the dogs:  Kent police dog stabbed in domestic-violence investigation Pit-bull mix credited with getting help for stabbing victim

Nearly nude baristas: Now that we have the attention of a few of you … Some 200 people in Spokane Valley want the city council to deal with operators of a coffee stand featuring nearly nude baristas as if it were adult entertainment. The place, called the XXXtreme Espresso, features “Topless Tuesdays and Thursdays.” Opponents say youngsters and families can see some of the partially undressed women from the street. The Spokesman-Review has the story.

Got car? Not so much: Columnist Danny Westneat notes that Seattle is now one of  five cities in the country where more than half of the commuters no longer drive solo to the office. It isn’t carpooling, however. See what he  has to say.

We love lasagna: At least making it based on a Dallas fellow’s recipe for the Italian dish. John Chandler’s recipe is one of the most popular on the Seattle-based AllRecipes.com website. Some 12 million people have viewed the recipe in the past 5 years. Did you know AllRecipies.com is the largest English-language food site in the world and it’s right here? We didn’t. Which would you rather eat: lasagna, beef Wellington, chicken cordon bleu, Thai curry tofu, Cocoa Puffs? Vote in our poll. (Seattle Times mobile app users can vote here.)

Mariners actually win one: OK, that was snarky, but …  Paxton brilliant in Mariners’ victory

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  4. Laurelhurst neighbors seek landmark status for Talaris site
  5. Chris Clemons looks good in return to field for Seahawks

Memo Light:

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


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