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January 10, 2013 at 6:50 AM

Thursday Memo: Care about Kings? … Tully’s tussle … Apartment-building fire

National Weather Service / Forecast

The Sacramento Kings, Seattle, Chris Hansen, the NBA:┬áDiehard Sonics fans are all atwitter about the possibility the Kings could come to the Emerald City. But who knows what’s going on behind the scenes, if anything? We know the fans are gaga about an NBA team coming to town, but some folks couldn’t care less. How about you? Vote in our poll.

Sorry, apology not accepted: Someone returned a tandem bike stolen from the front porch of a Vancouver, Wash., home Monday. The man who brought the bike back left a note saying he was sorry and signed it “Guilty.” Do the cops have any sympathy for the thief? Not much. They say they’ll bust him if they ever find him. The Columbian has the story.

Coffee battle continues: Starbucks really wants bankrupt Tully’s Coffee, doesn’t it? Seattle’s coffee behemoth says it will fork over $1.1 million more than the $9.15 million Patrick Dempsey and his group bid at auction for Tully’s last week. Looks like big guy, little guy to us. We’re just saying.

Trapped by fire: A resident of an apartment building in Kent was trapped in a stairwell by a fire early this morning. Firefighters got there, made the rescue and put out the fire before anyone got hurt. Not much damage to speak of.

More mudslides keep the Sounder trains idle: Really, we’re not beating up on anyone, it’s just Mother Nature behind all those slides that keep coming down on the tracks between Seattle and Everett — and that includes the three slides that occurred last night. Does anyone ride that train anymore? Oops, clearly not. It’s been idle 95 percent of the time since Thanksgiving, says Gus Melonas with BNSF Railways.

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


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