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July 5, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Saturday Memo: Image change for downtown parks … Boeing equipment slides into river … Sounders play

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Changing the appeal of downtown Seattle parks: Seattle officials and downtown groups have started a revolving program of events and activities to try to turn around parks that in recent years have felt “more menacing than welcoming,” reporter Lynn Thompson writes. Soccer-viewing, ping-pong, yoga classes in Westlake Park. A farmers market, giant chess board and art installations in Occidental Park. Will all this attract more office workers and crowd out the people openly drinking or using drugs? Read more about the strategy and the expectations.

Train derailment sends Boeing fuselage into river: A derailment in Montana ended with several Boeing airplane fuselages and other equipment bound for Renton sliding into a river Thursday. The train was headed to Boeing’s final-assembly plant in Renton from Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kan.

Sounders play tonight: The Sounders play the Vancouver Whitecaps and are expected to have Obafemi Martins back in the lineup. Coverage starts at 7 p.m. on Channel 10, JOEtv.

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