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December 30, 2013 at 8:07 AM

San Juans report: Paul Allen’s island sold to space entrepreneur

It was reported a week ago that billionaire Paul Allen had sold his private island in the San Juans and now, The Journal of the San Juan Islands has posted on its website that the buyer is Eric  Anderson, a space-travel entrepreneur. Anderson is co-founder of Planetary Resources of Bellevue, which aims to use commercially…


0 Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news | Topics: Eric C. Anderson, Paul Allen, property sold

May 15, 2013 at 1:27 PM

$43.8 million, abstract art & Paul Allen

The painting above, by Barnett Newman (1905-1970), went up for auction yesterday on behalf of its owner, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, and sold for $43.8 million. (The sale price reportedly was far and above what folks had estimated it might garner.) Details of the sale are all over the Internet today, but it first came…


0 Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news | Topics: abstract art, big sale, Paul Allen

July 31, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Allen yacht to aid search for sunken ship’s bell

Paul Allen’s mega-yacht Octopus will assist next month in an attempt to recover a bell from the British warship HMS Hood, sunk in 1941. The 414-foot Octopus, which Allen has in London for the Olympics, is equipped with a remotely operated vehicle that can search the ocean floor. More than 1,400 sailors were lost when the battlecruiser Hood was sunk by…


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July 13, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Woman sues Bieber, Paul Allen’s Vulcan, says concert harmed her hearing

 The Associated Press PORTLAND – An Oregon woman has filed a $9.2 million lawsuit against pop star Justin Bieber, alleging she suffered permanent hearing loss at his Portland concert two years ago. Stacey Wilson Betts of Wilsonville filed the suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court. It states that the mother of five sustained the…


0 Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment | Topics: concert, Justin Bieber, lawsuit

June 3, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Faye Allen, teacher, philanthropist, mother of Paul Allen, dies at 90

Paul Allen’s mother Faye Allen, a former Seattle schoolteacher who had a lifetime love of learning and a commitment to public libraries and public education, died Saturday at 90. Allen’s company, Vulcan, released the following statement: Faye Allen cherished reading and believed in the power of books. From her childhood job at a small town Oklahoma library to…


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March 27, 2012 at 7:09 AM

Morning Memo/Tuesday: Embezzling attorney … Beer poll … Paul Allen ID theft

Weather: OK, get ready… Showers or rain forecast today through Saturday, if you can believe it. And yes we can. Let’s hope the forecasters got it wrong. Yesterday was rather nice, though, 55 and sunny. Temperatures are going to be in the mid-50s most of the week. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The map…


0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: body, dog, embezzling