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May 14, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Wednesday Memo: Boy swept off falls … Dam math … Hot today! … Richer than Richard Sherman?

A 7-year-old boy was swept off a rock at Whatcom Falls yesterday and  is in critical condition at Children’s Hospital in Seattle this morning. The youngster was with his family when he slipped and went over the 20-foot high falls at Whatcom Falls Park. The boy was first reported to be dead, but he was revived and taken to the hospital. KIRO is reporting the story.

Is Richard Sherman still the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL? Maybe, maybe not.

Richard Sherman warms up for the the Super Bowl matchup with the Denver Broncos. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

You use Google, right? Who doesn’t? Well, in Europe at least, a court ruling will require Google and others to “sanitize” Internet search results to protect people who can show that information about them tarnishes their reputation. The ruling stems from a Spaniard who wanted Internet information about him removed. His pursuit became a test of the “right to be forgotten” issue, that is, the removal of unfair listings that are embarrassing or illegal events from people’s pasts. Well, who doesn’t have some of those … ?

Do you think that math class you took in high school was a waste of time? Think twice. A 50-year-old math error may be to blame for the crack at Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River. By the way, the crack is 2 inches wide and 65 feet long.

Weather: Hot and sunny, with temperatures in the mid-80s today. Might even set a record. Yeah, let’s see that happen. Sunny and hot tomorrow, too, but things cool down on Friday with a forecast high of just 69 degrees. National Weather Service forecast for Seattle.

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


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