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January 16, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Wednesday Memo: Injured backcountry skier … Dreamliner woes … Legislature

National Weather Service / Forecast

Rescuers reach injured skier: Rescuers reached an injured skier in the backcountry near Snoqualmie Pass last night. A chopper couldn’t be used because wind gusts were too troublesome. Rescuers hiked to where the two men in their 30s  had called for help because one of then had hurt his ankle and wrist. They were near the Chair Peak area at about the 4,800 foot level. A rescue team reached the men about 10 p.m., but weren’t expected to bring them out until this morning. KOMO TV has the story.

787 Dreamliner (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Problems with the Dreamliner: One rule of thumb in buying a new car is to be wary of purchasing the introductory model. Let a year or two pass so some of the bugs are worked out. We wonder if that’s true for jet planes? Boeing is having its share of troubles with its new 787 Dreamliner. Smoke, fires and battery issues appear to be at the root of the woes. Is this common with a new plane? Japan’s ANA, JAL aren’t taking any chances and have grounded their fleet of the jets.

Lawmakers to the rescue: Well, we’ll see about that. The Legislature is back in session with the Senate now controlled by the Republicans, so that will likely stir thinks up a bit beyond politics as usual. What is usual are money woes. Too many things to fund, too little income. How closely do you follow what’s going on in Olympia while lawmakers are down there hashing things out? Vote in our poll.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Sacramento fans sour on once-revered owners of Kings
  2. $10M bail set in slaying at Seattle stoplight
  3. Sacramento mayor says NBA will allow counter offer for Kings
  4. Seahawks are in good hands with Russell Wilson at quarterback | Jerry Brewer
  5. 2 airlines ground 787 fleets


 

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

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