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June 6, 2014 at 6:52 AM

Friday Memo: Heroes young and old … stolen steaks … clear skies

Hero in tragedy: Seattle Pacific University student John Meis is a true hero after Thursday’s tragic shooting at the small Christian college on Queen Anne Hill. Aaron Ybarra allegedly opened fire at Otto Miller Hall on Thursday afternoon, but when he stopped to reload, Meis was able to pepper spray the shooter and then subdue him with the help of others until police arrived. Read more about Meis.

Classes have been canceled at SPU today and a prayer vigil will be held at noon.

Speaking of heroes: Seattle veteran Charles Giese recalls his experience at Omaha Beach on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Now 93, Giese was an Army medic who landed on the beach just an hour into the invasion. “I was scared as hell,” admits Giese. “But I talked to myself and said, ‘You’ve got a job to do, so concentrate on that.’ It didn’t kill the fear, but it got me through it.”

Sunny skies: Looks like we will be seeing the sun throughout the weekend, with highs in the low to mid-70s, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Purloined sirloins: Meat thefts and other weird news you may have missed this week.

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