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May 12, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Sunday memo: Happy Mother’s Day … Remembering Cafe Racer … Shooting in the CD

A rainy Mother’s Day and rest of week:  Shower all the mothers out there with love ’cause it’s going to be a rainy one. Showers likely through the next several days including a 90 percent chance tomorrow. Something tells me it’ll be a lot easier to find a playing field at Cal Anderson this week. Central…

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July 20, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Friends and customers new and old turn out for Cafe Racer’s return

Leonard Meuse, right, serves customers at the newly re-opened Cafe Racer Friday, July 20, 2012, in Seattle. The cafe opened again Friday morning, seven weeks after the shooting that wounded Meuse and killed four other people there. After the shooting, gunman Ian Stawicki also killed a woman in a carjacking in Seattle…

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July 20, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Morning Memo/Friday: Crazy weather … Discovery Park shootings … Chihuahua rescued

Weather: You’re probably getting as tired of this crazy weather as we are. Thunder and lightning overnight, again. A lot of rain, too. There are reports of some 300 lightning strikes in our area. What’s more, there are flash-flood warnings in most of  Eastern Washington as storms pass through. See More

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July 18, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Cafe Racer, site of Seattle murder spree, will re-open on Friday

Cafe Racer owner Kurt Geissel announced he’ll re-open the newly painted venue on Roosevelt Way Northeast in Seattle’s University District this Friday, a little over a month and a half since four customers were murdered there on May 30. In a news release, Geissel said the love and support poured on the cafe from people throughout…

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June 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Cafe Racer survivor says Stawicki clearly wanted to kill everybody

The Associated Press The only survivor among those shot in a Seattle cafe massacre says he had just politely told a customer he’d have to leave and turned away to make the man a free cup of coffee to go when the first bullet was fired. Cafe Racer cook Leonard Meuse told KOMO-TV that the first…

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June 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Morning Memo/Sunday: Cafe Racer shooting victim released … graduations … false signatures

Weather: Partly sunny, with a high near 64. The upcoming week looks a bit humid: chance of rain, cloudy, with temperatures in the mid- to high-60s. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The map and cams. Cafe Racer shooting victim released: The sole survivor of the Cafe Racer shooting was released from Harborview…

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June 7, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Benefit for the families of Cafe Racer shooting victims

A benefit for the families of victims of the Cafe Racer shooting will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Neptune Theatre in the University District. The event will feature performances by members of Circus Contraption, God’s Favorite Beefcake and many other musical and variety groups. The Neptune is at 1303 N.E. 45th St., Seattle, and a…

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June 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

More than 200 attend gathering to mourn Cafe Racer shooting victims

This post is from Seattle Times staff reporter Jayme Fraser. Three patrol cars blocked the left lane of Roosevelt Way and, later, the right lane, so friends and some family could gather outside Café Racer Saturday afternoon to honor the four people fatally shot and one seriously wounded there Wednesday. Joe Albanese, Drew Keriakedes, Kimberly Layfield and…

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May 31, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Dispatches from SPD news conference on cafe shooting

Snippets from the Seattle police news conference on yesterday’s shootings: People were reading, sipping coffee when the gunman (later identified by The Seattle Times as Ian Stawicki), entered the cafe. They were jocular, exchanging conversation. The gunman comes in, looks around and sits down. There is some interaction between him and the barista. One of the other…

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May 31, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Hero at Cafe Racer threw stools at gunman, allowing people to escape

Seattle police say one patron in the cafe where five people were shot yesterday is a hero for trying to stop the gunman by throwing chairs at him during the shootings, allowing three people to escape. The patron even faced the gunman at one point, putting himself in direct danger, police said at a news conference…

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