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April 13, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Sunday Memo: More Boeing jobs going, again … Pit bulls bad? … Sounders’ Dempsey on a roll

Boeing engineering jobs going elsewhere: You can’t have missed the news last week that Boeing is sending more engineering jobs out-of-state. And that’s despite our state giving Boeing the largest state tax break in U.S. history, notes columnist Danny Westneat. He laments the fact that there’s a fellow out there who predicted it, but nobody was listening.

Pit bulls: Bad dogs or bad owners? The Spokesman Review takes on the long-standing debate over these powerful terriers with one side saying the dogs are dangerous and unpredictable while the other side says it’s the owners who are at fault for not raising the dogs responsibly. Nancy Hill, director of the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, says some people are attracted to pit bulls, Rottweilers, or mastiffs because they are signs of power, strength or intimidation. “Some people think having a powerful breed is going to make them a lot cooler than if they had a Chihuahua,” she said.

You have to love this weather: Sunny, blue skies, warm temperatures (relatively speaking). Well, we’re in for more today and tomorrow, but rain returns Monday night and showers are likely Tuesday. National Weather Service forecast

Dempsey earns his keep: If he keeps it up, Sounders FC’s  Clint Dempsey will certainly prove his worth to the local soccer club, having scored five goals in the last two matches, including last night’s 3-2 win against FC Dallas down in Texas.

And the Mariners are doing well. Despite their 3-1 loss to Oakland yesterday, the Mariners are off to a decent start. As Times columnist Jerry Brewer writes: “This team actually has swagger, with young talent that has yet to really disappoint you joining veteran talent that can provide moxie and stability. It’s a team that has the potential to make you love baseball again.” The Mariners play today at 1:10 p.m.

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


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