2:48 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Body Identified As Missing Oregon Teen's

Police say a body found in the woods west of Corvallis, Oregon is 19-year-old Cody Myers from Lafayette, Oregon. Photo courtesy Oregon State Police

SALEM, Ore. – Police say a body found in the woods west of Corvallis, Oregon is missing teenager Cody Myers. The 19-year-old from Lafayette, Oregon disappeared over the weekend while traveling to the coast for a jazz festival. Police say the cause of death was, quote, "homicidal violence."

California State Police captured two people wanted in connection to Myers' death north of Sacramento on Wednesday. The couple was also sought in connection to the murder of an Everett, Washington woman.

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2:45 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Killer whales near Alaska village, appear stressed

Orcas, like the one pictured, have been seen farther up the Nushagak River than ever before.
DeWaine Tollefsrud Flikr

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Three killer whales have made an unusual trek up the Nushagak River in southwest Alaska.

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska region spokeswoman Julie Speegle says residents have seen killer whales at the mouth of the river, but never this far upriver.

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Jazz & Blues
2:31 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

5 Titans of Texas Tenor sax

Illinois Jacquet
William Gottlieb/Library of Congress via Flickr

When jazz fans talk about the Texas Tenor saxophone sound, they're talking about a sound which is very robust, sometimes raw, and which mixes the musical vocabularies of swing, bebop, blues and R&B

It's that honking, bar-walking saxophone sound that used to blast from jukeboxes coast-to-coast. Here are five examples of that sound from saxophonists who hail (and wail) from Texas.

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Seattle Police
2:00 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Man sues SPD, creates website of dashcam videos

A man whose charges were dismissed after he was arrested by Seattle police three years ago has decided that’s not enough to clear the air. He’s suing the department – and making video from their dashboard cameras public. 

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Protesting Wall Street
1:44 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Hundreds march in LA in economic protests

LOS ANGELES — A downtown Los Angeles march in sympathy with New York's Wall Street demonstration has spilled into an intersection and police have formed containment lines.

Some organizers of the Thursday afternoon march appear to be trying to get demonstrators back onto sidewalks.

One group also has entered the lobby of a bank.

About 500 union members, students, activists and others have been marching among downtown high-rises containing offices of banks and other financial businesses.

Washington wines
11:56 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Washington Wine Commission leader to leave

SEATTLE — The executive director of the Washington Wine Commission plans to leave her post at the end of the year.

Robin Pollard said in a statement Thursday that she is excited to pursue businesses opportunities of her own after six years with the commission.

Gates building
11:37 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Gates Foundation HQ in Seattle the greenest

SEATTLE — The Gates Foundation says its headquarters campus in Seattle has been certified at the highest level of green buildings.

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Sports with Art Thiel
11:03 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Preview: WSU starts season strong

Washington State Cougars wide receiver Jeffrey Solomon hauls in a touchdown pass during the first half of last year’s WSU/UCLA match-up. The Cougars and Bruins play again on Saturday, with WSU off to a strong start this season.
Chris Carlson AP Photo

Washington State University's football program is off to its best start since 2006. Following an improbable win against Colorado last week, the Cougars are preparing to take on UCLA this weekend, under the leadership of backup quarterback Marshall Lobbestael.

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Protesting Wall Street
9:50 am
Thu October 6, 2011

'Occupy Seattle' arrests hit 25; protesters still occupy Westlake Park

A much-diminished group of protesters stuck it out Thursday, a day after 25 protesters were arrested and all their tents removed from Westlake Park.
Jonathan Klapel KPLU

Occupy Seattle demonstrators vow to press on, despite yesterday's arrests of 25 protesters who refused to remove their tents from a downtown Seattle park.

Early Thursday morning roughly 30 people were in their sleeping bags huddled under awnings of businesses that boarder the east side of Westlake Park. By noon there were roughly that many protesters still in the park.

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Record Bin Roulette
4:30 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Jingles: The little melodic encouragements that birthed a nation

The Birth of Jingles

Scientifically crafted earworms, designed to make us buy things we didn’t even know we wanted, were invented in the early 1920’s. Since then, jingles have become an integral part of American culture.

And to think it all began with Wheaties …

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