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April 29, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Tuesday Memo: Best barista … Bees kill dog … College diversity poll … IE risk

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Of course she’s from Seattle: She’s been around a coffee shop since she was a youngster, so it comes as no surprise that Laila Ghambari has triumphed over all others to become the best barista in the nation in a competition sponsored by the Specialty Coffee Association of America. What’s her secret? Well, get this: She works directly with a dairy to get milk that has just the right fat percentage, and she’s visited the  El Salvador farm where she gets her coffee!

There are many jokes made about killer bees invading the country, but while these bees weren’t real killer bees, they did kill. A swarm of domestic bees attacked two dogs in a Pasco yard in the Tri-Cities recently, essentially killing one of them, a 7-and-a-half pound Chihuahua named Ziggy. Vets said the pup wasn’t likely to live after being stung some 150 times, so it was put down. The other dog lived.

Diversity in our universities: Some 700 students at Western Washington University marched on campus yesterday in support of a more diverse student population at the university. WWU is 76 percent white. Some radio talk-show hosts and right-wing media sites have mocked university President Bruce Shepard, who recently called for a more diverse group of students because of the state’s changing demographics. Do you agree that our public universities should strive for a more diverse mix of students? Vote in our poll.

Internet Explorer is still the browser of choice by most Internet surfers by a wide margin, so listen up. A security gap in the browser could compromise your entire computer. Read on.

Are you ready for the hot weather? We’re looking forward to it. National Weather Service forecast

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


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