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November 28, 2012 at 5:45 AM

Wednesday Memo: Hope Solo says she’s OK … Rain … Powerball

National Weather Service / Forecast

Have you enjoyed this dry weather? Good, because we’re in for rain tonight and a couple of storms later this week and possibly even heavier rain and wind into next week, says the National Weather Service. Have you gotten all those leaves raked? It’s really difficult when they’re wet …

 

Hope Solo

Hope Solo puts focus on soccer, not personal life: “My life is great. My life is happy,” said the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team goalkeeper as the team readies for a match against Ireland in Portland. Solo made the news earlier this month when she married former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, a day after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. A  judge in Kirkland released Stevens after saying there was no evidence connecting him to any assault. “It’s unfortunate what the media can do to judge before the facts are out there,” she told The Associated Press. “It’s hard to see, but it’s a hard truth, and it’s part of life … I would never stand for domestic violence. I’ve never been hit in my life.”

One way or another, some professional athletes will find a way to use performance-enhancing drugs. Seattle Times sports writer Larry Stone writes about Adderall, a drug prescribed for attention deficit disorder, and how it’s creeping into the ranks of drugs banned by anti-doping police. Two Seahawks cornerbacks, Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, face suspensions for reportedly testing positive for a banned substance, identified in several reports as Adderall.

Bought your Powerball ticket(s) yet? The $500 million jackpot is the second highest in history. See what past winners have to say about their “good” fortune…

Stories trending this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Lawsuit says police didn’t need to shoot, kill Rosie
  2. Adderall has become a popular drug for athletes trying to gain an edge
  3. Two alligators, a pole dancer and pot at Olympia area shooting scene
  4. Huskies’ Steve Sarkisian needs more than middling bowl after four seasons
  5. On 81st birthday, Oregon man gives company to employees

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


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