Hendrix was a hydro geek like many of us

Imagine my delight to find a color hydroplane drawing done by Jimi Hendrix in 1958.
   Yes, Hendrix was a hydro geek, just like nearly all of us Northwest baby boomers.
   The late, great guitarist grew up in Seattle and apparently was enamored with the thunderboats of his era. This drawing, owned by...

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Rebuilt Zaepfel Stadium to reopen Nov. 7

A football stadium familiar to high school players since 1962 has bit the dust.
   But a renovated version of Yakima’s Zaepfel Stadium is on track to reopen in time for the 64th clash between Eisenhower and Davis high schools, slated for Nov. 7.
   Originally named Yakima Stadium, Zaepfel opened...

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Going off to college? We’ve got you covered

If you’re leaving home for college, your insurance needs are about to change. Likewise, if you’re the parent of a college-bound student.
   PEMCO can make the transition easier for you with discounts that fit your new living arrangements.
   First, take advantage of the Good Student Discount....

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Study: Kennewick Man not Native American

Newly published scientific findings argue that Kennewick Man, whose skull and bones were found in 1996, was a foreigner who likely came from the ancient, mysterious land we call Beringia.
   That flies in the face of dissenting opinion that contends Kennewick Man was a Native American.
   “Two...

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Rookie rides 1,300 miles to Sturgis Rally

If you ride a motorcycle, you know about Sturgis. Heck, even non-riders know Sturgis.
   Besides being a town of 6,800 souls in South Dakota, people who say they’re “doing Sturgis” mean they’re attending the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, a 74-year-old event that drew about half a million riders...

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Mule power to rescue historic Olympics chalet

A historic Olympic National Park chalet on the verge of sliding into a river is being rescued by mules.
   Enchanted Valley Chalet, built in the 1930s alongside the East Fork Quinalt River, now hangs eight feet over the riverbank because of erosion. The rest of the log structure stands in a grassy...

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50 years since Fab Four first played Seattle

It was 50 years ago today.
   No, not when Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. It was Aug. 21, 1964, when the Beatles played to a frenzied, sold-out crowd at the Seattle Center Coliseum.
   By today’s standards, it was a bad concert. Way too short – just 29 minutes – and only 12 songs played. But it...

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Poll: Men and women navigate differently

Today’s PEMCO Poll revealed some interesting contrasts about people’s sense of direction, or lack thereof.
   Our poll of 1,200 Washington and Oregon residents shows that men rate themselves higher than women do for finding their way around: 36% of guys said they’re “exceptionally good,” while just...

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Road rage incites 81-year-old to pull gun

Here’s an unusual twist on teen drivers and road rage.
   Teens often get typecast as being emotionally reactive, prone to respond to rude drivers with their own aggressive driving. But on Aug. 8, it was a teen on the receiving end of road rage.
   18-year-old pizza delivery driver Eric Fidelis was...

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Spokane sizzled to near-record July heat

It’s been a warm, sunny summer for much of the Northwest.
   Almost too warm for Spokane, which pumped 3.78 billion gallons of water in July from its municipal water supply. Much of that presumably sprinkled parched plants and lawns.
   Out of 31 days last month, Spokane topped 90 degrees on 17 of...

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