Terry Moen intended last week to take down the big soccer-goalie net that is strung along the side of his family's Kirkland driveway. The net was there...

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Terry Moen intended last week to take down the big soccer-goalie net that is strung along the side of his family’s Kirkland driveway. The net was there to keep errant balls from decapitating the flowers when his teenagers played basketball.

Now he credits the net with helping to stop Ryan Wade-Everett, the man who led police on Tuesday’s 50-minute car chase through Bellevue, Kirkland, Bothell and back to Kirkland.

Moen and his wife, Teresa, and their 17- and 15-year-old daughters were watching the chase on television when they realized the stolen car was in their neighborhood.

They went outside to watch, then ran back into the house when the suspect screeched into their driveway. Moen said Wade-Everett got out of the car but couldn’t run through the goalie net.

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“That’s when he gave up,” Moen said.

Wade-Everett threw himself on the ground, and Kirkland police pounced on him — next to the net.

It was a doubly memorable day for the 50-year-old Boeing mechanic. It also was his first day back on the job after the monthlong strike.

In the pink

Pamela Ridgeway of Kirkland enjoyed her own memorable moment yesterday. The community activist and membership-development director for the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce helped launch Cherish. That’s the name of the 2005 breast-cancer-awareness car in the Chevron collection of toy vehicles.

The sporty pink car was unveiled at the ExtraMile convenience store on Bellevue’s Northup Way.

Ridgeway was an appropriate spokeswoman. She’s a Susan G. Komen Foundation board member and a breast-cancer survivor.

Uplifting show

Weather permitting, commuters may see Star Radio’s seventh annual Bras Across Lake Washington flight this morning.

Shortly after 7 a.m. Leonard Barokas, the morning show producer for KPLZ-FM (101.5), will parasail between the two floating bridges that cross the lake. The tow line will be festooned with thousands of donated bras. The stunt encourages women to get a mammogram and do breast self-exams.

The new bras collected will be donated to YWCA shelters and to hurricane-relief efforts.

Take note

Julian Schwarz and his quintet, the Jazz Poets, will entertain shoppers tonight at Valley Furniture & Interiors in Redmond. A portion of sales from the 6-8 p.m. party will benefit Providence Senior and Community Services. (Valley Furniture is at 8200 164th Ave. N.E.)

Julian, a ninth-grader at Lakeside School in Seattle, and friends formed the Jazz Poets about a month ago.

Julian belongs to a strong musical family. His father is Gerard Schwarz, noted conductor of the Seattle Symphony; his mother, Jody, plays the flute. Julian takes cello and piano lessons.

But he’s playing none of the above with the Jazz Poets.

Julian is the group’s drummer.

Sherry Grindeland: 206-515-5633 or sgrindeland@seattletimes.com