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May 30, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Morning Memo/Wednesday: Airline goof … Apple CEO … Eastern Washington gangs

Weather:  We said yesterday the temperature would stay in the mid-60s this week, and we’re stickin’ to it. Unfortunately, those temperatures could come with light rain for the next SIX days. Friday could reach 67 degrees, and that’s cool. Let’s hope the sun peeks through as it did a bit yesterday, despite what the forecasters say. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The map and cams.

Losing luggage is one thing, but … Central Washington University pole vaulter Kati Davis had to compete with borrowed poles in the NCAA Division II  track and field championships in Pueblo, Colo., recently because the airline lost  her poles. What? Davis told KOMO TV her poles didn’t appear at the airport until competition day, and when her coach went to fetch them, he got caught in traffic. She had coughed up $200 to fly the poles as oversized baggage. The airline refunded the money. Davis’ performance wasn’t what she expected at the meet.

Gang shootings not just here: Many Eastern Washington cities have their own gang problems, particularly Yakima and the Tri-Cities. To wit, four teens, ages 15-18, were busted in Kennewick, Tri-Cities last night after two of them shot at the other two at a bus stop. No one was injured. Police found the gun in a driveway nearby.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, in jeans

Not Steve Jobs: In an interview that included our tech columnist Brier DudleyApple CEO Tim Cook said in passing yesterday he’s not trying to duplicate the visionary role of Steve Jobs . But we couldn’t help noticing that Cook was wearing blue jeans, a mainstay of the late Jobs’ wardrobe. Or maybe it’s casual Friday everyday for people at the top!

Body found outside University of Washington dorm: How sad it is that the body of a college-age man was found yesterday at the foot of McMahon Hall on the UW campus. We’ll post more information as we get it.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Towers, cables in designs for Portage Bay stretch of 520 bridge
  2. Miami face-eating attacker identified, but assault a mystery
  3. Report — Former Husky Kirton passes away| Husky Football Blog
  4. Guns more than gangs are fueling violence in Seattle, police say
  5. Passport Day coming in June

Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Brier Dudley, Central Washington University, Kennewick

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