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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

August 3, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Morning Memo / Friday: Potty privacy … Fake money … Hey, that’s my bike

Weather: In the 80s today, the 80s tomorrow, 70s, 70s, 70s for days to come and clear skies. Sounds like summer to us. Enjoy! The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: A reminder that  I-90 will close from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. for Blue Angels practice over Lake Washington. Read more about I-90 closures this weekendThe map and cams.

Another shooting: A 27-year-old man was shot more than once in the abdomen in a home in Federal Way early this morning, reportedly after a party at the place. The 6 to 8 people at the home earlier had scattered by the time police got there. Like we said the other day, you can almost count on a shooting a day around here. We hear the victim is in surgery at Harborview this morning.

Hey, I’m in this toilet stall here! Oh, you already knew that… Our story on the Pike Place Market’s bathroom stalls and the little privacy they offer is a hit with readers. It’s the number one most-read story this morning. We like the first paragraph: Shahrukh Pestonji knows a good public bathroom when he sees one. (The market’s bathrooms? Not so much.)

Stealing your own bicycle: When a guy whose bicycle was stolen a year ago found it for sale on Craigslist he had a plan… He met up with the seller with the pretense of purchasing it and while on a test ride, he simply rode away with his own bike. Here’s the bike owner’s story.

Funny money at the fair: Cowlitz County sheriff’s detectives have busted a fellow suspected of making “quality” counterfeit money to use at the Clark County Fair, according to The Columbian in Vancouver, Wash. An investigation found that the man had used up to some $20,000 of fake money to buy drugs and pay off debts.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Little privacy in Pike Place Market bathrooms, tourist complains
  2. Strike over, rush on to haul off trash
  3. Steve Kelley: Mariners are better off without Ichiro
  4. Facebook link helped Seahawks safety get discovered
  5. New Mariner Eric Thames added power by getting smaller

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