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Entries from May 2010

Stun gun attackers targeting women in North Seattle

May 25th, 2010 by master

Our sister site Phinneywood.com broke a story today that soon had Seattle Police issuing a crime alert to other media.  We’ve learned three women in North Seattle have been attacked by a group of people carrying stun guns.  In each case, the group attacked and robbed the women as they arrived back home from the grocery store.  The first case happened May 17 in Fremont, followed by similar attacks on May 19 in Ballard and May 20 in Greenwood. 

The suspects are described as a black man in his mid 20’s with a slender build, a heavyset black woman in her 20’s, and an Asian woman.  In each case, they fled in a silver sedan.  That car, which turned out to be stolen, was later found abandoned.  The search for the attackers continues.  Police warn women to be aware of any suspicious activity in grocery store parking lots.

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Genocide Awareness Project returns to Red Square

May 25th, 2010 by master

The graphic anti-abortion photos of dead fetuses and genocidal images have returned to the UW campus, as Daily reporter Celina Kareiva details in this story.

It’s a pretty huge display, encircled by fences in the middle of Red Square. You can see the photos from a pretty long distance away.

“It has a modest goal,” said Don Cooper, a member of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, which is responsible for the traveling exhibit. “We want people to see the humanity of the unborn and the inhumanity of abortion. We want them to see who the baby is and what abortion looks like. Most of the signs you see don’t draw a conclusion — they just make statements and pose a question.”

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Suicidal man leaves behind manifesto

May 25th, 2010 by master

Many of you may remember the story of the University of Washington custodian who set himself on fire in Red Square back in 2008 and later died.  The Daily has learned that man, In Soo Chun, left behind a 128-page manifesto entitled Battle for the Freedom, in which he’d written of his isolation, his estranged family, and the reason he chose to burn himself alive.  Andrew Doughman has the story in The Daily.

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Trophy throwing cupcake party at U Village

May 25th, 2010 by master

Trophy Cupcakes is throwing a party today at its U Village location to thank its fans for naming it the Readers’ Choice Best Cupcake Shop in Seattle Magazine’s Best Restaurants 2010 issue last month.

Here’s part of the invitation on Trophy’s Facebook page:

Trophy is sharing the love with you (its fans) on Tuesday, May 25th at each of its locations with a party! There will be free mini cupcakes (until 6pm), punch, balloons for the kids, and special Trophy prizes all day long.

We were thrilled, no ecstatic, to hear this news! With so many serious sweet treat connoisseurs in Seattle it‘s truly an honor to be named the best in the city. We want to share the joy with those who have been so loyal to us since the very beginning and receiving this award is great reason to throw a party for all of our fans and friends!

Trophy’s first shop opened in Wallingford Center in 2007. Since then, owner Jennifer Shea has opened stores in U Village and The Bravern in Bellevue.

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Scare in UW dorm room

May 24th, 2010 by master

UW Police are still investigating a burglary inside a UW dorm. On May 12, a female student at McCarty Hall woke up around 11:30pm to find a man standing in her room. The burglar took off with her laptop after realizing she was awake. Campus police sent out an alert to students the following day. You can read more campus crime reports here.

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UW researchers look at supermarket obesity rates

May 24th, 2010 by master

People who shop at Whole Foods are more likely to be thinner than those who shop at Albertsons.  That’s the conclusion of a fascinating report by a UW epidemiology professor who studies obesity and social class.  You can read the full report here.

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UW softball team playing for Regional title today

May 23rd, 2010 by master

Weather permitting, the Huskies will face the winner of a noon matchup between North Carolina and Nebraska at 2:30 p.m. today in the Seattle Regional championship game.

The Huskies, who beat North Carolina 1-0 last night, only need to win one of a possible two games today to advance to next weekend’s Super Regionals. Their opponent has to beat them twice to move on.

Games are sold out already, but standing room only tickets will be available 15 minutes before first pitch. And you can always watch from the upper deck of Husky Stadium.

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Boom Noodle expands to U-District

May 20th, 2010 by master

Boom Noodle, a Japanese restaurant that already has locations on Capitol Hill and Bellevue Square, is getting ready to open its new location in U Village in early July. Crews are still working on the interior (seen in this photo from the company’s blog). The restaurant is also hiring for all positions. You can send a resume to jobs@boomnoodle.com.

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Construction will prohibit left turns at 15th and 45th

May 20th, 2010 by master

If you drive in the U-District, the following news could be of pretty big concern.

Photo by Clayton Getsinger, The Daily.

Residents of the neighborhood expressed concern yesterday at a public chamber of commerce meeting over the news that construction to repave 15th Avenue Northeast would prohibit vehicles from turning left from 15th onto Northeast 45th Street.

Public transit vehicles (metro buses) would be the only ones permitted to make that left turn during rush hour.

SDOT offficials are considering adding left-turn lanes at 43rd and 47th for those still needing access to 45th from 15th.

Construction begins January of 2011. Erin Flemming has the full story in The Daily.

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Bike to Work on Friday: U-District stations ready

May 20th, 2010 by master

Friday will be a busy day on U-District streets. Seattle’s annual Bike to Work day is tomorrow. From 6 – 9 a.m. bicycle commuters can stop by one of 44 designated commute stations (including Husky Stadium and the University Bridge) for commuting information, snacks, Cascade Bicycle Club materials and swag. You can also enter to win prizes including a bicycle and bike gear.

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