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October 28, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Sunday Memo: Pot & driving … Mastros’ hideout … AP’s Windows 8 poll

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Driving high… How much pot is too much pot for driving? That’s an issue Seattle Times staff reporter Jonathan Martin looks at in his story on I-502, which would legalize recreational marijuana sales in our state.

Paying for parking via smartphoneColumnist Danny Westneat points out that for a few Seattle City Council members, a proposal to allow us to pay on-street parking with a smartphone to help us avoid parking tickets is flawed. The number of fines collected by the city would drop. Gee, imagine that.

Now, about the Mastros’ hideout in France: Well, that just it! The one-time Seattle real-estate magnate and his wife were living in the open or at least not hiding their identities from their neighbors in Marceau, France. Huh? The couple, who have been on the run for 16 months, are fugitives wanted in Seattle on 43 counts of bankruptcy fraud and money laundering stemming from the collapse of Mastro’s real-estate empire and his subsequent bankruptcy.

Associated Press poll on Windows 8: Microsoft has some work to do before Windows 8 “captures the imagination of most consumers,” according to the Associated Press-GfK poll. How the poll was conducted.

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com this morning:

  1. D.C. sniper Malvo says he was sexually abused by accomplice
  2. Huskies upset No. 7 Oregon State
  3. Magnitude 7.7 quake strikes off Canadian coast
  4. Megastorm could wreak havoc across 800 miles of US
  5. Medical bill led authorities to Mastros, official says

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