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Archives: April 2013

April
30th

Local runners to celebrate 59th anniversary of Roger Bannister’s 4-minute mile

Monday is the 59th anniversary of Roger Bannister running the first sub four minute mile and for the 10th year in a row local runners plan to celebrate.

There is no fee to join in the 1-mile run on the Wilson High track, said organizer Yannick Kiefer-Fourage. Anybody who breaks four minutes wins $1,000, he said.

The event record is 4:39, set by former Sound to Narrows champ Eric Tollefson.

Runners of all speeds are invited and the event will begin with a short children’s run.

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April
30th

Tacoma native wins Eugene Marathon

Jaymee Marty, a 45-year-old Tacoma native, won the Eugene Marathon on Sunday.

Marty finished the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 48 minutes and 55 seconds. It was her 20th marathon and her first victory.

She told the Eugene Register-Guard that she opted out of running the Boston Marathon to focus on the Eugene race.

“That was the goal here,” said Marty. “And when you run the times that I run, it’s all about who shows up, so I got lucky today. I knew there were a lot of fast women on the list. I thought (my chances) were 50-50. Like

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April
30th

Fishing report: It’s all about trout fishing in area lakes

Anglers are reminded that new fishing rules go into effect Wednesday. You can find all the rules online.

The bulk of Wednesday’s fishing report are opening-day stats from lakes around the South Sound.

Bay: This lake had the best catch rate among Pierce County lakes that opened Saturday. Anglers averaged 5.7 trout a person. All told, people caught 660 trout.

Clear (Pierce): Trout anglers averaged 4.9 fish a person. In addition, there were 44 kokanee caught on Saturday.

Clear (Thurston): This lake produced the largest number of opening-day trout in the county. Anglers landed 388 trout Saturday, an average

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April
30th

Margaret Anderson’s name added to law enforcement memorial


UPDATED AT 11:44 A.M.

 

The engraved name of Margaret Anderson, the Mount Rainier National Park ranger killed Jan. 1, 2012, was unveiled this morning at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Also unveiled today was the name of Prince William County (Va.) Police Officer Chris Yung.

The annual Unveiling Day ceremony takes place each year to symbolically starts the process of engraving new names onto the memorial’s marble walls.

Anderson and Yung are among 321 fallen law enforcement officers nationwide whose names will be added to the memorial this spring. A series of formal

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April
26th

Fishing report: Lowland lake season opens Saturday, fishing good at year-round

Saturday is the opening of the lowland lake trout fishing season, and some people will be on the water at 12:01 a.m. If you do plan to head out, remember to have a current fishing license and to give other anglers enough room.

Lakes

American: Trolling Wedding Rings and Dick Nite spoons is producing good catches of rainbow trout. Also, trolling a pink mini squid behind a pinl dodger also is effective.

Nunnally: The fishing is good, especially if you are looking to catch a lot of fish, just not large ones. Most people are retrieving leeches and catching plenty

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April
25th

Olympic silver medalist, Blaine resident Karen Thatcher to retire

According to a press release just issued by USA Hockey, Olympian Karen Thatcher of Blaine announced her retirement today. Here’s the statement:

Olympian Karen Thatcher (Blaine, Wash.) officially announced her retirement from the U.S. Women’s National Team Program today.

Thatcher enjoyed a 10-year career with USA Hockey and earned a silver medal as a member of Team USA at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“Karen has been a valuable member of our Women’s National Team Program since 2002 and will always be recognized for the passion she brought to the rink every day and

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April
25th

Bass Pro Shops coming to Tacoma in summer 2014

Huge news for the fishing, boating and hunting crowd, Bass Pro Shops announced just a short time ago that it was opening a store in Tacoma.

The outdoor retailer will be moving into the former Lowe’s location near South 72nd Street and Interstate 5.

The store will be 170,000 square feet and is scheduled to open in summer 2014.

This will be the first Bass Pro Shops retail store in the Northwest. The nearest store to the South Sound is in Manteca, Calif., south of Stockton.

This will certainly set up some interesting competition with Cabela’s, which has a large

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April
23rd

Fishing report: Plenty of options this week and more on Saturday

Trout anglers will have more options to try when the lowland lake fishing season opens Saturday. As a bonus, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has stocked an 80,000 extra catchable-size fish in lakes in Pierce, Thurston, King, Mason, Jefferson and Snohomish counties. Go to our website to read our season preview.

Here are some of the reports that will appear in the fishing report in Wednesday’s Sports section.

Lakes

American: The trout fishing improved in recent days, with some anglers reporting they were taking home limits. Some people are trolling a pink Wedding Ring behind a dodger,

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