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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015

It's the one hundredth MISCmedia MAIL! A century of days, as it were! If we were the old National Lampoon, we'd celebrate by creating a mock issue of news 100 years ago. What might have been in it? Women-suffragists; Prohibitionists; "America Firsters" trying to keep the U.S. out of the European war; whether the city's trolley network was sufficient; a scow exploding in Elliott Bay; and whether the relatively-new Smith Tower and the first phase of the Denny Regrade meant "the old Seattle" was being lost.

WEATHER

Partly sunny and cool today. Showers might return Saturday.

The planet's on course for yet another Hottest Year Ever. (NYT)

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MEN AND WOMEN WITH BROOMS

It's the other Great Canadian Sport, and unlike hockey it's currently played within the Seattle city limits. It's curling! (Weekly)

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TECH TALCH

Amazon turned a third-quarter profit, with income from cloud-computing services again making much or all of that. Company-wide employment has hit 220,400. Jeff Bezos is now the third-richest American, according to Bloomberg. (GeekWire) (PS Biz Journal) (USAT)

The battle to dominate cloud computing is strictly a Microsoft vs. Amazon affair at this point, claims Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. (GeekWire)

Local PR gurus talk about possible strategies behind Amazon's recent two-month-late official response to the NYT report of Amazon as a lousy place to work. (GeekWire)

THE SOUL OF A CITY

UW Vice Provost for Innovation (yes, they have just such a job title) Vikram Jandhyala insists there indeed is a Seattle Way, and a part of it involves working to help people solve needs, not simply to make money or create technologies. It's not about "disruption," but "democratic innovation." (GeekWire)

IN ABSOLUTELY NO SURPRISE TO ANYONE

Bertha, the deeply boring tunnel machine, was supposed to resume digging in late November. Now that date's been reset to late December. (Slog)

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS

State school superintendent Randy Dorn won't run for a third term next year. (KPLU)

Is Portage Bay's "Girl Who Feeds Crows" a nuisance, a victim of sexism, or a gifted bird whisperer? (Charles Mudede)

Despite its reputation as a place for gays, tech dudes, and DINK couples (double-income-no-kids), Capitol Hill's got 15 more day care places than it did half a decade ago. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

WE COVER THE WATERFRONT

Remember the big barge of bagged Japanese tsunami debris, that was collected in Alaska then shipped to Seattle? People are now trying to get a permit to sort through all the stuff. (KIRO-TV)

The ports of Seattle and Tacoma, and counterparts all along the Pacific coast, are having to deal with far fewer exports thanks to Asia's economic slowdown. (SeaTimes)

MOVING STORIES

Why's the Move Seattle levy so expensive (and expansive)? Because maintaining existing roads is costly enough; building new sidewalks, transit, and other transportation alternatives (to get us all a little less gridlocked) has to go on top of that. (Seattle Transit Blog)

For one example, Mayor Murray promises Move Seattle will fund something that's been overdue by about 60 years: sidewalks for residential streets north of 85th Street! (KIRO-TV)

North 34th Street in Fremont is getting a bike lane. Now the body-paint cyclists can pedal in greater safety. (KOMO)

MOOZIK

If you still mourn the Sub Pop Mega Mart store (which closed in Seattle, then later re-opened in a passengers-only section of Sea-Tac Airport), there's good news. The (still surviving!) legendary local record label now has a small "retail display" space inside Hotel Max on Stewart Street. (PS Biz Journal)

NON-VANISHING SEATTLE

Owner Jan Johnson is selling the International District's Panama Hotel building, and the coffeehouse therein. Any new owner would have to promise to keep its historic character. (PS Biz Journal)

ROLIE POLIE OLY

An obscure changes to the state sales-tax law means martia-arts studios are now classified as fitness gyms, at higher rates. (KING)

TODAY'S NOT-ALL-THAT-GRATUITOUS 'DOCTOR WHO' REFERENCE

UW doctors say they have a technique to regenerate bodies, or at least heart tissues. (KUOW)

SPORTS

As they've done all this season, the Seahawks led after the third quarter vs. the Santa Clara 49ers. But this time, they also led at the end of the fourth quarter, for a 20-3 win. At Dallas on Nov. 1.

The Seahawks' season might not have started that great, but at least we've still got "the most annoying fans" in the NFL! (KIRO-TV)

UW Huskies at Stanford Saturday evening.

Sounders FC's regular-season finale at home vs. Real Salt Lake Sunday.

SOMEWHERE OVER THE WEEKEND

"Et Ta Soeur," local premiere of French remake of local director Lynn Shelton's "Your Sister's Sister." (SIFF Cinema Uptown, Fri) 

"Behind the Table: Meet the Artisans of Pike Place Market," with craft demonstrations, an auction, food, and live music, to benefit the Market Community Safety Net. (Market Atrium and Loft, Fri) 

"Fire" by Bread and Puppet Theatre. (NW Puppet Center, Fri-Sat) 

"Squall," industrial-electronica night. (Kremwerk, 6-9 pm Fri)

Low Hums, Gold Fronts, Mr. Night Sky. (Royal Room, Fri)

Annual Georgetown Haunted History Tour. (The Stables, Sat-Sun)

Sky Cries Mary reunion, to benefit bassist Joe Skyward's cancer treatment. (Neumos, Sat-Sun)

Teatro ZinZanni "Garage sale" of set pieces, costumes, props, etc. (4205 21st Ave. W., Sat)

"Best '80s Party Ever (So Far)" Halloween Prom Edition. (Nectar, Sat)

Montiverdi's 1610 "Vespers," concert produced by Pacific MusicWorks. (St. James Cathedral, Sat)

"R Day" Festival, with live music, games, ice skating, beer garden. (Old Rainier Brewery, Sat)

Pumpkin Bash. (Woodland Park Zoo, Sat)

West Seattle Monster Dash. (Lincoln Park, Sat)

"Michael Jackson's Thriller" group dance. (Occidental Park, 3 p.m. Sat)

"Ales from the Crypt: Spooky Stories 'n Suds." (Tippe and Drague Alehouse, 3315 Beacon Ave. S., Sat)

"Not Too Late with Elicia Sanchez," comedy-variety revue. (Eclectic Theater, Sat)

West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival. (California and Alaska, Sun)

"Shock and Awe: A Secret No-Budget Thriller Fest." (Grand Illusion, Sun)

KUOW's "Storywallahs: An Evening of Storytelling." (Seattle Asian Art Museum, Sun)

INSIDE

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