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January 30, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Hawks ‘cheaters,’ Sherman ‘an idiot’ — what Google says

Pete Carroll autocompleted: A cheat?(Photo by John Lok) Type in “Richard Sherman is” on a Google search, and its autocomplete feature will finish it for you. Here is the Super Bowl as the Internet sees it, which means anonymity in all its nastiness. The autocomplete is based on an algorithm of what millions of others have typed in…



January 24, 2014 at 7:00 AM

The astounding 1/60th scale Boeing 777 made out of manila folder paper

He’s now spent more than 10,000 hours building an exact model replica –- at 1/60th scale — of a Boeing 777-300ER plane entirely out of cut-out manila folder parts. He’s not even done. The model that Luca Iaconi-Stewart, 22, of San Francisco, built has moving parts: Doors open, the engines twirl, the landing gear retracts. All have…


Comments | Topics: Boeing 777, model airplane

January 18, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Mike Holmgren, Jim Zorn offer calming words for the nervous 12th Man

Jim Zorn raises the 12th Man flag before the Seahawks’ NFC Divisional Playoff game against the New Orleans Saints last Saturday. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) Mike Holmgren, December 2008. (Photo by AP) You’re nervous, thoughts of a terrible loss creep up, you worry about this going badly or that going badly and then…


Comments | Topics: jim zorn, mike holmgren, Seahawks

December 19, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Turnover at the top for King County Library System

Both the King County Library System director, Bill Ptacek, and its director of finance, Linda Glenicki, have turned in their resignations, saying they want to do something new.

They said their resignations are amicable.

Ptacek, 63, has been with the library for 25 years and spoke proudly that in 2011 it was named “Library of the Year” by the Library Journal.

In 2012, the library handled 10.1 million visitors and leads the U.S., Canada and Australia in eBook circulation.

Ptacke’s resignation is effective Feb. 1. Julie Brand, head of community relations and marketing for the library, will be the interim director until a replacement is hired.


Comments | Topics: Bill Ptacek, King County Library System, Linda Glenicki

December 19, 2013 at 7:24 AM

Larry Lujack, top disc jockey at KJR-AM in the 60s, dead at 73

Larry Lujack in 1967 (Photo courtesy of Robert Feder) Larry Lujack, who from 1964 to 1966 was one of the top disc jockeys at KJR-AM, then one of the reigning Top-40 stations in the country, died Wednesday at age 73. But it would be on Chicago radio – at WLS and WCFL — for two decades beginning in…


Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news | Topics: disc jockey, KJR, Larry Lujak

December 6, 2013 at 4:33 PM

UPDATE: Northbound Aurora Avenue North now open

“ UPDATE, 4:42 p.m. | All lanes have reopened, according to a tweet from the Seattle Department of Transportation. ORIGINAL POST | A major emergency response blocked all northbound traffic and parts of southbound traffic at North 103rd Street in Seattle this afternoon, according to tweets from the Seattle Department of Transportation. Southbound lanes are now moving, but…



December 6, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Emergency shelters open as temperatures plunge

With the National Weather Service predicting a low temperature of 19 degrees, a number of cold-weather emergency shelters are open tonight throughout King County. Here is a list of shelters that may be available — those in need should check with the shelters to confirm availability, or call 2-1-1 for help with social-service resources.    



December 4, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Body recovered from silo collapse in Pierce County

On Wednesday night, rescue crews reached the remains of Steve Green, 44, the worker killed in the grain silo collapse Monday afternoon at Wilcox Farms in Roy, Pierce County, reported KING5. Wilcox Farms, where a worker was killed after a silo collapsed on Monday afternoon spilling 50 tons of corn, has retained a public-relations firm to counter…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: silo collapse, Wilcox Farms

December 4, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Woman, 28, arrested in burglary at UW frat house

A 28-year-old woman who allegedly dropped a case of Red Bull as she fled on bicycle from a University of Washington fraternity house was arrested Tuesday in connection with the burglary, said Seattle police. Police said that “science and old-fashioned police work” led detectives to the suspect. It all started on Nov. 18 at about 6:30 in…



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