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Tacoma park could be named for sci-fi author

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A new park taking shape on a former slag heap on the Tacoma waterfront could be named for science fiction author Frank Herbert, known for the "Dune" novels. The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/11ON1OZ ) Herbert was a Tacoma native who explored Puget Sound. His son and biographer, Brian Herbert, says the environment theme in "Dune" emerged from living in Tacoma in...