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January 25, 2012 at 7:39 AM

Morning Memo/Wednesday: Locked in bathroom … outages … Mastro

Weather:  It was dry early this morning, but we could have showers later today. It could be a bit windy, but not as bad as last night, according to the Weather Service. Rain tonight, showers tomorrow, fog Friday morning. Saturday is expected to be mostly cloudy. As long as there’s no snow, we’re cool. OK, we know by our poll Monday that you love the snow 2-to-1.

Traffic:  The map and cams.

More power outages overnight because of all that wind. Can we get a break, please.

Locked in the john: A Detroit-area man, claiming he was distressed, sued the company he worked for when his co-workers  on a dinner cruise ship on Lake Washington locked him in the bathroom for 20 minutes to a half-hour as a joke, according to The Associated Press. The incident occurred in 2007, and the man and his wife sued for $100,000, claiming he never knew when he’d get out of the john. The man lost at trial, and an appeals court ruled this week that he doesn’t deserve a new one.

Michael Mastro

Michael Mastro’s goods:  A lot of the items once owned by Mr. Mastro, the former Seattle real estate developer who’s gone missing, are being auctioned off in California today, according to an Associated Press story. Mastro, who once lived in Palm Desert, Calif., went bankrupt some three years ago, owing investors $325 million. He and his wife, Linda, disappeared in 2011, and warrants were issued for their arrests when they didn’t comply with a court order to cough up diamond rings worth $1.4 million, according to the AP. The goods include: A 2007 Bentley convertible, a baby grand piano, designer fur coats, hundreds of bottles of wine and about two dozen Dale Chihuly glass sculptures.

Please read the post below on the babysitter who allegedly poured detergent on the face of an infant.

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  4. Austin Seferian-Jenkins has Jon Brockman-like impact
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