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Friday, July 19, 2013

Morning News: It's Friday! Sorry This Morning News Is So Depressing.

Posted by on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 9:31 AM

City of Detroit Files for Bankruptcy: It is the largest American city ever to do so; its creditors are not happy. Neither are unions:

"Apparently Governor Snyder and Kevyn Orr want Detroit’s public service workers to rely on their children for food and shelter, or have to work until they die," said Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

Charges Filed Against Marysville Man in Drive-by Shooting That Killed 15-Year-Old: Molly Conley, a Blanchet freshman, was walking with friends in Lake Stevens in June when she was shot in the neck and died. Now Erick N. Walker, 27, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and four counts of drive-by shooting in Snohomish County Superior Court.

Turns Out He Didn't Exactly Get Permission: The police tactical photographer who released dramatic photos of the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in response to the Rolling Stone cover has been relieved of duty.

Culprit in the Death of 23 Schoolchildren May Have Been Found: An official in the eastern Indian state of Bihar reports, "Circumstantial evidence suggests that cooking oil was kept in a container which was previously used to store pesticides or insecticides." Children fell violently ill after eating free school lunches on Wednesday.

Is a Malaria Drug to Blame? Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, who was found guilty of murdering 16 Afghan civilians, will be sentenced for the crimes on August 19. But a recent FDA notification hints at a connection to a controversial malaria drug with links to psychotic behavior.

Near-Drowning at Green Lake: A 19-year-old man is hospitalized after two other swimmers pulled him out of the lake last night. Firefighters on scene did 12 minutes of continual chest compressions to get a pulse.

Good-bye, Window Stickers! Now you can pay for street parking in downtown Seattle with your phone.

Aurora Movie Theater Shooting Victims to Wed: On the anniversary of the shooting.

Scientists Study How to Counteract Unconscious Racial Biases: Most effective? Providing study participants with "counterstereotypical messages."

Full-Time Park Rangers in Cal Anderson Park: CHS Blog reports. Rangers are set to be in Cal Anderson seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.


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Pope Peabrain 1
Full time Park Rangers? This doesn't sound like an ailing economy. An ailing economy would put cameras in the park. Or have a patrol car regularly cruise by. Or a drone!
Posted by Pope Peabrain on July 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM · Report this
blowdart 2
Don't worry Detroit, I've heard Omni Consumer Products is drafting you an offer over the weekend.
Posted by blowdart on July 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM · Report this
Hernandez 4
I will never understand why people who cannot swim go out and dive into bodies of water. That guy is really fortunate that someone had the wherewithal to identify what was happening and get him out of there. Now he'll be alive to accept his Darwin Award.
Posted by Hernandez on July 19, 2013 at 10:04 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 5
I'd buy that for a dollar!
Posted by Urgutha Forka on July 19, 2013 at 10:06 AM · Report this
sperifera 6
Detroit goes bankrupt? Looks like Romney got his wish...
Posted by sperifera on July 19, 2013 at 10:16 AM · Report this
Posted by venomlash on July 19, 2013 at 10:29 AM · Report this
Gern Blanston 8
Park rangers in Cal Anderson Park? What's next? "Do Not Feed the Bears" signs?
Posted by Gern Blanston on July 19, 2013 at 10:44 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 9
We need parables, not "counter-stereotypical messages".

The parable of the hoodie-wearing teen who saved a kid from being run over in the street.

The parable of the neighborhood watch member who gave a hoodie teen a ride home with his skittles.

Stuff like that.
Posted by Will in Seattle on July 19, 2013 at 10:47 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 10
@8 kind of counter-productive.

Maybe a sign that says "Do not feed bears honey."
Posted by Will in Seattle on July 19, 2013 at 10:49 AM · Report this
I really don't get why people are so upset over the Rolling Stone cover. Do they think he posed in some big fashion shoot with make-up artists and bright lights like some kind of model? Or what the thinking more like "My oh my, what a handsome young man. I'd sure like to roll his stones, if you know what I mean. He must have the voice of an angel. I wonder what band he plays f... OH MY GOD HE'S THE BOMBER! I'M MAD AT THE MAGAZINE NOW!"
Posted by GermanSausage on July 19, 2013 at 10:51 AM · Report this
The Detroit bankruptcy is a scam by a scumbag “emergency manager” to break to public employee unions, loot the city of anything valuable left in it and privatize anything it can to help subsidize big corporations, and save the State of Michigan from having to meet its obligations.
Posted by Merchant Seaman on July 19, 2013 at 10:57 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 13
aren't the rangers needed more from 10pm to 7 am?
Posted by Max Solomon on July 19, 2013 at 11:05 AM · Report this
Uh oh, those photo's of Tsarnaev that were leaked by Sgt. Sean Murphy clearly show NO self-inflicted throat wound. So it turns out the theatric version where the young Tsarnaev attempted to take his own life when he was trapped in a boat (with a gun it turns out he never had) was complete and total bullshit. Kind of like every other fact surrounding the Boston Bombing which has subsequently turned out to be crap. Oh, Tsarnaev's throat was cut that night, but not by him.
Posted by Spindles on July 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM · Report this
Fnarf 15
@14, uh-huh.

@11, I think it's funny that the indentification photo the cops were distributing in the leaked pics was THE EXACT SAME PHOTO as the RS cover.
Posted by Fnarf on July 19, 2013 at 11:19 AM · Report this

Hooray for Parking Phone app! Completely makes sense, although they should also paint QR codes on the spaces.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on July 19, 2013 at 11:57 AM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 17
Dear The Slog,
Remember when you allowed Guest Sloggers to take over Slog for a day?

Please do it ome more time. Turn Slog over to John Bailo for a day. It will be fucking hilarious. Bailo up there twisting in the wind, with his underpants down around his ankles as he blurts out one non-sequiter after another.

Posted by Dr_Awesome on July 19, 2013 at 12:04 PM · Report this
Detroit will auction off naming rights. Google maps will be updated to reflect the city of T-Mobile, MI ... but it can still be "Motown USA".
Posted by RonK, Seattle on July 19, 2013 at 1:04 PM · Report this
Larium is nasty shit. I'll never take it again.
Posted by StuckInUtah on July 19, 2013 at 5:40 PM · Report this

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