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In brief: Whitworth students win top ethics prize

Whitworth University students are tops in ethics.

A Whitworth team brought home the championship trophy from the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl held over the weekend in Cincinnati. It’s the first time the university has won the competition. However, this is the third time in four years Whitworth has placed in the top five.

The national competition is in its 16th year. In the ethics bowl, a moderator poses questions to teams of three to five students. The questions can contain problems on a wide range of topics, but the teams are made aware of possible issues prior to the competition, said Emily Profitt, a university spokeswoman. A panel of judges evaluates answers; rating criteria are intelligibility, focus on ethically relevant considerations, avoidance of ethical irrelevance, and deliberative thoughtfulness.

Whitworth’s team competed against other top-scoring teams from 10 regions across the nation, beating out several other schools, including Loyola University, University of California Santa Cruz, Dartmouth College, Georgetown University, Indiana University and Villanova University.

Police release photo of robbery suspect

Spokane police on Monday released a surveillance photo of a robbery last week at a Browne’s Addition convenience store in hopes someone will recognize the gunman.

The robbery was reported about 11:49 p.m. Wednesday at the Sunset Grocery, 1908 W. Sunset Blvd.

The gunman is described as 20 to 22 years old, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7 and 150 to 160 pounds. He wore a black knit ski mask, dark hooded sweatshirt, black coat, dark loose pants and black and white athletic shoes. The gun is described as a black semi-automatic pistol.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that lead to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS or submit tips online at www.crimestoppers

View the photo online at the Sirens & Gavels blog, blogs/sirens.

Spokane fugitive found dead in lake

A Spokane fugitive found dead in a Western Washington lake has been identified as Seth Brian Brandley, 28.

Brandley was wanted on a Washington Department of Corrections warrant when he fled police in the Everett area Feb. 26.

Authorities responded Wednesday to North Lake Stickney Drive in Lynnwood for a report of a body floating in the water near a dock.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man Monday as Brandley, a Spokane resident with an extensive criminal history, mostly for drug charges.


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