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Times: Man killed at Lake Sammamish State Park had two shooting convictions

According to King County court documents, Keovongphet was sentenced to four years in prison in 1994 after he pleaded guilty to the two counts of second-degree assault. Prosecutors said at the time that they were seeking a sentence above the standard range because Keovongphet was a member of a violent street gang and because of the number of victims.

On Feb. 27, 1994, when he was 16, Keovongphet shot a 15-year-old boy, described by police as a rival gang member, around 1 a.m. in the 5200 block of 42nd Avenue South.

According to charging papers, someone from Keovongphet's group yelled, "what's up, blood?" sparking an argument. Keovongphet pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and fired a round into the air and then fired several rounds at three youths, the papers say.

The victim was struck in the back, Seattle police said.

Keovongphet later told police that a few days after the shooting he sold the 9-mm handgun he had used, charging papers said.

On March 4, 1994, Keovongphet, who had turned 17 a few days earlier, shot at two men installing a car stereo in a Honda in the 4400 block of 36th Avenue South. The two men were not hit, but four windows of the vehicle were shot out, according to a Seattle police report.

A woman walking on South Genesee Street heard the gunshots, saw a large orange car speeding away and identified Keovongphet through a photo montage, according to charging papers.

On Oct. 21, 1994, King County Superior Court Judge Robert Alsdorf sentenced Keovongphet to four years in prison for the shootings. He was given credit for 129 days served. The sentence was nearly twice that of a standard range sentence, court paperwork said.


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Seattle Weekly's Surly Gourmand: Geraldine's Counter Is More Down-Home Than Norman Rockwell

Geraldine's Counter serves breakfast AND lunch all day, which is badass because you can get a hamburger at 9:30 in the goddamned morning. And those hamburgers ($9.50) are so delightful, they could only be tastier if they were grilled by a man drinking a beer and wearing a "World's Best Dad" apron in the park. The patty was sloppy and unevenly shaped, obviously handmade, served still pink inside on a sturdy bun. Caramelized onions are standard equipment, but you can add bacon and cheese for a buck each, and why wouldn't you? If you're on a diet you shouldn't be fucking eating hamburgers anyway.

Burgers come with pretty crispy fries, but you can substitute sweet potato fries for $0.50 more. DO THIS. Those sweet potato fries are the best: uniform, perfectly rectangular orange batons, with a light crunchy coating reminiscent of a thin tempura batter, and which shatters when you bite it as easily as a boyhood dream.

Luckily, my boyhood dream of eating chili- cheese fries for breakfast is still intact. Yes, they even serve chili-cheese fries — aka America's poutine — all day. The fries are the same crispy Russet fries you can get with a burger. Here I'm talking about the plain fries, and NOT the sweet potato fries. If you substituted the sweet potato fries for the regular fries in America's poutine, your head would explode with the sheer awesomeness — just like if you looked inside the Ark of the Covenant.


CNN: America's best farmers' markets -- for travelers

… food writers and chefs told CNN their picks for farmers' markets across the United States — and you can vote for your favorite farmers' markets in the American Farmland Trust's contest.

9. Columbia City Farmers Market (Seattle, Washington)

For a great urban market, Planck recommends Seattle's Columbia City Farmers Market.

With more than 40 Washington State farmers and small food vendors, travelers are bound to find something to take back with them.



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