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May 8, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Thursday Memo: Shooting death … Unladylike sorority … Roadside birth … Do you know this shoe?

Hello, Thursday. We’re one day closer to the weekend.

In the news:

  • Fatal shooting in Federal Way last night: A young man was shot to death in the parking lot of an apartment building. Police are looking for the shooter.
  • We were surprised to hear it was a sorority, not a fraternity, that’s been cited after some of its members are said to have urinated in a downtown Coeur d’Alene park last Saturday. And, someone took photos. People in the park, including kids, saw the sorority sisters, uh, relieving themselves. Are you surprised alcohol might have been involved?
  • A whole lot of shakin’ going on:  Sound Transit is poised to pay the UW $43 million to lessen interference from vibrations caused by the construction of a light rail tunnel from the university to the city’s Northgate area.
  • Like soccer? You must be tickled pink now that the Sounders have won five matches in a row, beating Dallas 2-1 in a squeaker last night at home. The club is now 7-2-1 on the season and in first place in Major League Soccer.
Know anyone who was likely last seen wearing this shoe? The King County Medical Examiner would like to hear from you.

Know anyone who was likely last seen wearing this shoe? The King County Medical Examiner would like to hear from you.

Investigators have released a photo of the shoe found with a foot in it Tuesday with the hope of identifying its wearer. As you can see, the foot is not in the shoe, thank goodness. They want you to see the shoe, hoping someone can help them determine the shoe’s owner.

And then there’s this:

A pregnant Olympia woman and her husband were in their pickup Tuesday night, making a mad dash on I-5 to University Hospital in Seattle after the woman’s contractions began and soon reached a minute apart.

“We pulled over because we knew we weren’t going to make it,” said the husband.

They didn’t. They stopped the truck at the end of the off ramp and, with the help of strangers, welcomed their son into this world. Everyone is OK.

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


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