Our news coverage plans Thursday.
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UW RECORDS FINE
SEATTLE — A King County judge has fined the University of Washington $723,000 for withholding public records from a faculty member who sued the university because she believed she was wrongfully denied tenure at the Tacoma campus. SENT: 90 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by noon.
TOKYO — Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video game giant, has died. He was 85. Kyoto-based Nintendo said Yamauchi, who owned the Seattle Mariners major league baseball club before selling it to Nintendo's U.S. unit in 2004, died Thursday of pneumonia at a hospital in central Japan. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 310 words. AP Photo TOK101.
FRANKFURT, Germany — German airline Lufthansa is ordering 34 new jets from Boeing and 25 from European rival Airbus as it updates its long-haul fleet to make it more fuel efficient and lower costs. Lufthansa said the orders were worth 14 billion euros ($19 billion) at list prices. By Business Writer David McHugh. SENT: 290 words.
PARKING LOT HOSPITAL
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD — Sgt. Alvaro Acosta scheduled a mole removal surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center on Wednesday in an unusual place: a parking lot crowded with Humvees and heavy trucks. He trusted he would get clean and professional care from his doctors, who were working in a temporary 90,000-square-foot field hospital. AP Member Exchange by Adam Ashton, The News Tribune. SENT: 430 words. Pursuing AP Photo.
RENTON, Wash. — The expectation level in the Seattle Seahawks locker room is such that impressive to others is only acceptable to them. In two games, the Seahawks swarming defense has surrendered only 10 points, shutting down Carolina and San Francisco. "I'm not really impressed," said safety Earl Thomas. "I expected that." By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m.
DETROIT — Doug Fister takes the mound for the AL Central-leading Tigers, who were blanked 8-0 by Seattle on Wednesday night. James Paxton starts for the Mariners in the day game. By Noah Trister.
— PARAMEDICS ATTACKED — Mentally ill man sentenced for Centralia attack.
— ELLENSBURG TWINS-ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE — Ellensburg twins suspect of trying to kill father.
— FATAL ARLINGTON FIRE — Fatal Arlington fire was accidental.
— KELSO STRANGLING — Kelso man suspected of strangling stepfather.
— NORTH BEND DEPUTY SHOOTING — Deputy shoots threatening driver near North Bend.
— SEATAC SHOOTING — 2 men wounded in SeaTac shooting.