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Tue June 14, 2011

Tuesday morning's headlines

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Making headlines around the Northwest:

Vancouver Canucks lose Game 6 will host Game 7

The Boston Bruins put Roberto Luongo and the Stanley Cup back on the shelf.

After another home scoring spree against Vancouver's wildly inconsistent goalie Monday night, the Bruins are making one last trip west for the big finish to these dramatic Stanley Cup finals.

Brad Marchand, Milan Lucic and Andrew Ference scored in the first 8:35 to chase Luongo from his second consecutive game in Boston, and the Bruins emphatically evened the finals with a 5-2 victory in Game 6, sending the series to a decisive Game 7 in Vancouver on Wednesday night.

For the sixth time in the last 10 seasons, the finals have been stretched to their limit. The home team hasn't lost in this series, with Vancouver winning three one-goal games and Boston posting three blowout victories.

'Planking' gives way to 'facedowns' in Seattle, world

We've all gotten used to the flash-mob craze, whether it's singing pantless on the subway or standing still as a statue in Pioneer Square, and now there's a new twist: facedown ... wherever.

KING 5 reports that facedowns or lying with your nose on the ground with your hands by your side is a Seattle-spawned lack of movement that has caught on "all over the world."

For the lowdown on the facedown you've got to get down and ask the hard question: Why? Photographer and facedown pro, Jennifer MacNiven, thinks she knows the answer: "It's just the randomness of it and it's just something fun and silly to do and people get a kick out of it."

Go to KING 5 for video and photos.

Off the wire: Plea in torture case, hotel death, more

  • A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of a woman charged with rendering criminal assistance in the videotaped torture and eventual homicide of a man in Lakewood. Court Commissioner Diana Lynn Kiesel yesterday ordered Heather Lambertson jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail during the woman's court appearance in the torture of 50-year-old Alfred Keith Roberts.
  • Seattle authorities say a man is dead after he dropped from the 11th floor of the luxury Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Police spokeswoman Renee Witt says officers were called to the hotel yesterday to investigate an apparent suicide. Witt and Fire Department Lt. Sue Stangl say the man cleared a row of trees and landed nearly in the middle of a street. He was not immediately identified.
  • The Thurston County coroner says toxicology tests on a Washington state man who shot and killed his wife and himself during a police chase in April show both had a chemical in their systems that's associated with a potent designer drug. Coroner Gary Warnock said Monday that both Army Sgt. David Stewart and Kristy Sampels had the chemical MDPV in their bodies when they died April 5. The chemical is associated with so-called "bath salts," a product that the Washington Poison Center says has a chemical composition similar to methamphetamine.

Seattle Library looking for volunteer gardeners

The neighborhood blog, Fremont Universe, reports that the Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to help maintain gardens at several neighborhood locations. Volunteers will weed gardens, rake leaves and pick up litter. High school students can obtain service-learning hours for graduation requirements. Student volunteers must be at least 15 years old, the blog notes.

Volunteer work parties will be scheduled June through October. Volunteers can get an application at www.spl.org.

Seattle one of the most-photographed places on Earth

Seattle is the 8th most photographed city because of the Space Needle. Standard shot: From directly below.

That's according to MSNBC and scientists at Cornell University who mined data from 35 million Flickr photos and made some surprising discoveries: Not only did the world's most photographed cities (and the most captured landmark in each) emerge, but also so did the most common angles for shooting each place.

Photos and story here.

 

 

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