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March 27, 2014 | By Paresh Dave and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
ARLINGTON, Wash. - The Stillaguamish River and the Hazel Slide have been rivals for decades. The river eats away at the clay and sand hillside to the north of the snaking river. Weakened by the erosion, the hill's foot lacks the strength to fight the pull of gravity. Rain and logging add to the river's offense. In this deep-seated recess, landslides are inevitable. They send sediment surging into the river, deforming it for years until the cycle repeats. DOCUMENTS: Warnings about landslides in Snohomish County This ongoing battle exploded Saturday in a catastrophic geological event as a wall of mud, trees and rocks slammed into the river below, blocking the flow.
As morning commutes go, this one was a doozy. First they shut down Interstate 5 for four hours because a woman was straddling a bridge over the Washington Ship Canal, threatening to jump. Horns honked, windows got cranked down in irritation. Eventually, people started yelling at the small, scared figure up on the railing. "Jump, bitch, jump!" someone shouted. "Get it over with!" yelled another. A few people down below tried to figure out how they could make a quick banner that would say, "JUMP."
March 14, 1986 | DAVID SHAW, Times Staff Writer
Do newspaper readers and advertisers really care if a newspaper uses color photographs--or striking drawings, charts, graphs, maps and other visual elements that can make a paper appear more attractive and more carefully designed? Many editors throughout the country think so. "The response that we've had from readers tells us very, very clearly that that means something to them," says Christian Anderson, editor of the Orange County Register. "You . . .
December 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
In an ordeal that made some passengers feel like hostages, about 300 people aboard an Amsterdam-to-Seattle flight were delayed for 18 hours on the ground, unable to leave the plane for much of that time, as food and water ran out and the toilets stopped working. Northwest Airlines Flight 33 finally arrived at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Wednesday morning, 28 hours after takeoff, after being held up by a nightmarish combination of fog, work regulations and mechanical trouble.
March 1, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
A business executive who stole nearly $400,000 from the rock band Pearl Jam was sentenced Friday in Washington state to 14 months in prison. Rickey Goodrich, former chief financial officer for Pearl Jam's management company, pleaded guilty in December to six counts of first-degree theft "for using company accounts to pay personal debts and fund lavish family vacations, spa treatments, life insurance and pricey California wines," according ...
A Washington state schoolteacher who last month pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old student whose child she bore in May said she had hoped to hide her family identity throughout the ordeal because her father, former Orange County Republican Rep. John Schmitz, is dying of cancer. "It's a tragedy that this came out about me before his death," Mary Kay LeTourneau, one of Schmitz's eight children, told the Seattle Times in an emotional interview from jail in Kent, Wash. "He has cancer.
June 14, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before seeing if I can be a trophy husband. The Skinny: Once again my views on love have been shattered. It may take me years to recover from this one. Sorry we're late today. There were technical difficulties beyond our control. Hopefully you took the day off anyway. Friday's stories include coverage of Rupert Murdoch's divorce filing and a preview of the weekend box office. If you are interested in receiving an email alert when the Morning Fix is live please send me a note . Daily Dose: Last week, former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt criticized the idea of the Koch brothers, who often back conservative causes, owning the Los Angeles Times.
January 16, 1989 | Associated Press
Dale Ellis of the Seattle SuperSonics says his marriage may become stronger as the result of his arrest in a domestic dispute last week. "The whole thing was blown out of proportion," Ellis told the Seattle Times. "That's what happens when you're in the public eye. You're under a microscope. You have to do the right thing all of the time. "That's the sad thing about it. I don't really want to discuss what happened. It's kind of personal. A little embarrassing.
February 23, 1991
To the Editor of the Seattle Times: With all the property we Californians are buying in your city, it would be normal to expect some resentment. We would expect, therefore, for you to go after some of our athletic stars. Magic would fit well into your backcourt, or maybe Eddie Murray in your infield, but Benoit Benjamin? Perhaps you haven't heard. Ben has been a six-year project with the Clippers, a failed experiment. Ben is the one who arrived at a game with two left shoes.
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