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Deaths for May 29

Prince, Barbara Jean, 89, Olympia, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Providence Mother Joseph Care Center, Olympia. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Tumwater, 360-753-1065.

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Great white shark leaps into a boat, lands on top of a 73-year-old fisherman

Australian fisherman Terry Selwood said Monday, May 29, 2017, that he caught a far bigger fish than he hoped for when a 9-foot great white shark leapt into his boat and knocked him off his feet. Selwood was left with a badly bruised and bleeding right arm where the airborne shark struck him with a pectoral fin as it landed on him on the deck of the 15-foot power boat Saturday off Evans Head, 450 miles north of Sydney.

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Olympia Waterside Service remembers veterans lost at sea

Sunny skies ushered in a somber remembrance of military lives lost during combat at sea during the annual Memorial Day Waterside Ceremony on May 28 at Percival Landing in downtown Olympia. Organized by the Thurston County Veterans Council, the annual ceremony featured an invocation, short synopsis of the event's meaning along with a rifle salute by members of the Ira L. Carter Post 318 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the traditional playing of Taps after the tossing of flowers into Budd Inlet to culminate the ceremony.

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Olympia Waterside Service remembers veterans lost at sea

Sunny skies ushered in a somber remembrance of military lives lost during combat at sea during the annual Memorial Day Waterside Ceremony on May 28 at Percival Landing in downtown Olympia. Organized by the Thurston County Veterans Council, the annual ceremony featured an invocation, short synopsis of the event's meaning along with a rifle salute by members of the Ira L. Carter Post 318 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the traditional playing of Taps after the tossing of flowers into Budd Inlet to culminate the ceremony.
Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
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