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October 28, 2011 at 6:44 AM

The Morning Memo / Friday: Crimes by kids, Kemper Freeman, going to be wet

Weather: Yikes! A 90 percent chance of showers today. It’s cloudly and 45 degrees at 6 a.m., and while it’s expected to get warmer — in the low to mid-50s — showers could be here by late morning. Darn. Weekend looks about the same, although the precipitation chances drop to about 50 percent. Keep your fingers crossed. The details.

Traffic: Viadoom news has a great presence online today, but was relegated to a brief inside the local section in the print edition of the newspaper, although the headline says: Viadoom delays spread far and wide. Go figure. Map and charts.

Kemper Freeman

Kemper Freeman in the news?  We’re impressed by the recent profile of Eastside developer Kemper Freeman, penned by Eli Sanders of The Stranger. We also like Keith Ervin’s piece this week in The Times on Freeman, other developers  and the upcoming election: Bellevue council elections divide developers.  Add Times’ staffer Katherine Long‘s May 2010 look at Mr. Freeman and light rail: Kemper Freeman is suing to stop light-rail expansion to Eastside, and you’ll have a rich portrait of the man and his impact east of the lake.

Crimes by kids: We have two heinous crimes by children making headlines now: The unprovoked stabbing of two girls at Snohomish High allegedly by a 15-year-old girl; and the case of a 13-year-old boy accused of shooting his father while he slept.  There’s talk of trying at least one of them as an adult. Something to talk about among yourselves today?

Here’s a story we have a bit more on from overnight:Man severed own arm with guillotine

Stories you might want to read before you walk out the door:

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com this morning:

  1. Bill Gates on wealth, politics
  2. Gregoire outlines grim choices for budget cuts
  3. Calm heroes recall terrifying scene of Snohomish stabbing
  4. Viadoom traffic finally living up to the hype
  5. Court overturns woman’s horn-honking conviction

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