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December 6, 2011 at 6:58 AM

The Morning Memo/Tuesday: $5,000 diamond, Amanda Knox, N. Seattle assaults

Weather: We’re getting tired of saying FOG. But after it goes away and a few clouds move out this morning, we’re in for some sun later today. It’s been chilly overnight, with lows in the lower to mid-30s. Fog on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Traffic: The map and cams.

Diamonds are the Salvation Army’s best friend: And a coin, too. You have to read this story. Someone dropped a diamond ring wrapped inside a dollar bill into a Salvation Army collection kettle in the Spokane area. Ring’s value: $5,000.

A motorcylist died in Bellingham Wednesday within an hour of getting his motorcycle endorsement. Very sad.

Drowned student: Remember when we told you that a student drowned in a school pool in Wenatchee awhile back? His parents have filed a $15 million claim against the school district, according to the Wenatchee World.

This is scary: A young girl reports that a man tried to abduct her in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood last week, and now there’s a report of a rape of a 13-year-old girl in Shoreline.

Amanda Knox and a book deal: Some folks have criticized Knox for trying to cash in on her ordeal and the death of her British roommate while others remind readers that her family and friends went into great debt to support her during her trial and incarceration. What do you think?

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com this morning:

  1. Alleged rapist wants to question his accusers
  2. Former Skyline quarterback Jake Heaps to transfer from BYU
  3. Jack Zduriencik indicates he’s keeping close watch on market for Prince Fielder
  4. Xbox update’s fun, but it’s not hands-free yet
  5. Feds sue Seattle couple, alleging benefit fraud

 

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