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PLU: Remembering Lute great Tom Whalen

To any Pacific Lutheran University basketball aficionado, the names of Chuck Curtis, Roger Iverson, Jim Van Beek, Tom Whalen and Curt Gammel read like a Who’s Who from yesteryear.

These five gentlemen comprise my PLU all-time team, at least on the men’s side. I’ll give the ladies their due at a later date. Forgive me, ladies.

When I heard of Whalen’s recent passing, I was both sorrowful and joyful. Sorrowful because I’ll miss our warm conversations at PLU basketball games as we reminisced about the time we spent at Olympic College in Bremerton and our subsequent transfer to our beloved

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PARKLAND: Nose’s snotty remark was a low blow

As a Pacific Lutheran University alum and employee, I was both proud and ashamed of the story in The Nose (TNT, 12-2) about Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland’s controversial comments while on PLU’s campus.

I was proud of the PLU student who did not let such an inflammatory remark be brushed under the carpet. But I was ashamed that The News Tribune took this story as another opportunity to hate on Parkland.

The first line of The Nose read, “We always knew a trip to Parkland could be dangerous, but not like this.” With that lead-in and a million guesses

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