Clarence Clemons
11:46 am
Sun June 19, 2011

Springsteen: Loss of Clarence Clemons 'immeasurable'

Clarence Clemons, shown in this July 3, 2004 photo provided by the Stone Pony, performs at the Stone Pony. The larger-than-life saxophone player who helped catapult Bruce Springsteen to rock fame, was known as "The Big Man."
John Cavanaugh The Stone Pony

NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen says the loss of fellow band member Clarence Clemons is "immeasurable" and that he and his bandmates are honored and thankful to have been able to stand beside him for nearly 40 years.

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Clarence Clemons
11:41 am
Sun June 19, 2011

'Big Man' Clarence Clemons recalled in NJ haunt

Clarence Clemons, shown in this July 3, 2004 photo provided by the Stone Pony, performs at the Stone Pony. The larger-than-life saxophone player who helped catapult Bruce Springsteen to rock fame, was known as "The Big Man."
John Cavanaugh The Stone Pony

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — Dozens of fans have gathered at a legendary New Jersey rock club to mourn the death and celebrate the life and music of saxophonist Clarence Clemons.

The Stone Pony in Asbury Park was the place where Clemons, Bruce Springsteen and other E Street band mates got their musical starts. It opened its doors Sunday to a crowd of about 150 people, many adorned in Springsteen T-shirts.

Artscape
8:14 am
Sun June 19, 2011

Now on stage at ACT: Romance and clashing cultures

Shanga Parker plays Musa and Carole Roscoe plays Sheri in "Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World," which is now playing at Seattle's ACT Theatre.
Photo by Chris Bennion

Seattle playwright Yussef El Guindi usually delves into heavy stuff: racial profiling and terrorism.

But his new play, "Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World," which is having its world premiere at Seattle's ACT Theatre, is a romantic comedy.

Musa is an Egyptian immigrant who picks up a woman named Sheri in his cab on a late night in New York City.

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Protest
2:40 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

Protesting sexual assault: Seattle SlutWalk rally on Sunday

Two SlutWalk protesters carry their homemade signs in a march in Riverside, California.
SlutWalk.com

Earlier this year, a Toronto police officer suggested women could avoid sexual assault by "not dressing like sluts." That comment incited an international movement called SlutWalk, where activists dress in skimpy outfits to protest the treatment of sexual assault victims. This Sunday, June 19, Seattle will hold its own SlutWalk.

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Boeing
1:45 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

NLRB lawsuit against Boeing 'could hurt workers'

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Gov. Nikki Haley has told a congressional committee that the National Labor Relations Board complaint against Boeing has the potential to affect workers across America.

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Recreation
11:58 am
Fri June 17, 2011

Hunting and fishing on the rise in bad economy

Sport fishermen cast into the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Are more people hunting and fishing for food during these tough economic times? Possibly. However, the recent upturn in the number of people buying a hunting and fishing license is probably due to unemployed construction workers with more time on their hands, one department official said.

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Other News
11:42 am
Fri June 17, 2011

E. coli sickens four after visits to Everett farm

An animal farm run by Everett's parks department is thought to be the source of E. coli infections that have sickened four people.
Alex Flickr

Two children are among four people sickened by E. coli infections after recent visits to the city of Everett animal farm.

Dr. Gary Goldbaum of the Snohomish Health District says one child was hospitalized for several days but has since been discharged. All four people reported vomiting and diarrhea.

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Body Art
11:07 am
Fri June 17, 2011

New microdermal piercing technique facing scrutiny

Deanna Wardin Flickr

Installing a piece of jewelry with microdermal anchors just under the skin involves some pain and a little blood and an increasing level of scrutiny from state officials.

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Humanosphere
10:13 am
Fri June 17, 2011

Fighting over 'philanthropy'

There appears to be a deep-seated intellectual boil festering at the base of our discussions around philanthropy, foreign aid and development, reports our global health blog Humanosphere.

Tom Paulson, who runs the blog, says he’s not sure anyone really knows what they mean.

He is sure the experts on philanthropy, aid and development all think they know what they mean, “but as a journalist assigned to cover this stuff — and asked to translate it into “normal” language — I’m increasingly running into debates about fundamentals, if not outright confusion.”

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Boeing
9:29 am
Fri June 17, 2011

Protesters gather at Boeing vs. NLRB hearing

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – About two dozen protesters have gathered in North Charleston as a congressional committee opens a hearing on the National Labor Relations Board complaint against Boeing.

The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is convening here Friday to discuss the complaint.

Outside the chamber, Charleston docks worker Georgette Carr said the state needs good jobs but that companies shouldn't be allowed to break federal labor laws in creating them.

 

 

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