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November 8, 2012 at 7:17 AM

Thursday Memo: We like this guy! … Pot poll … Arrests in 18 burglaries

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His wife thinks he’s nuts, says Thomas Baldwin, who purchased 10,000 copies of yesterday’s election edition of The  Bellingham Herald newspaper to mark the re-election of President Obama. Baldwin, 71, of Birch Bay, did the same in 2008 when the president was first elected. Even at a discount of 25 cents per paper, the deal cost Baldwin a hefty $2,500.

Lot of burglaries: Speaking of big numbers, two men who authorities say are apparently meth heads have been busted in connection with 18 burglaries in Thurston County. The sheriff’s office says the men were breaking into homes and taking  electronics, jewelry, firearms and tools, among other things, and pawning or trading them for methamphetamine.

Marijuana for sale: Although it will take the state Liquor Control Board a long time to get a system up and running for its sale, pot, hooch, Mary Jane, grass, etc., is legal in our state for adults as of Dec. 6. Will you be a customer? Vote in our poll.

Brrr … Remember we said it would be cold this weekend? Well, the cold weather started a tad early. Did you scrape ice off your car windows this morning? Some of us did. The weekend calls for lows in the 20s in some areas.  We originally said the 30s. And snow is forecast for Eastern Washington.

Prison escape: What’s up with the Monroe prison escapee who flew the coop this morning with only three or so months left on his sentence? We’re pretty sure being found guilty for escape comes with a mighty stiff penalty.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Pot legal Dec. 6, ‘Jury is out on what happens’ after that
  2. Donald Trump deletes parts of twitter tirade
  3. Ref. 74 supporters hanging on to hopes of a victory
  4. Inslee still ahead; McKenna not giving up
  5. 2012 Washington state election results

 

Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com. On Twitter @NickProvenza1


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