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February 25, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Monday Memo: Cars kersplash … Windy day … Horse meat poll

Crushed cars fall into water: Well, at least they weren’t new. A number of crushed cars from Canada bound for a steel recycling outfit in Tacoma fell into the water when the barge they were on started to list Sunday. There were no fluids in the cars, thank goodness.

Dang windy out there: We warned you that the wind would be a-blowin’ this morning, and she sure is. At 6 a.m., the wind was blowing steady at 16 mph with gusts to 25 mph, although TV is reporting gusts to 50 mph. The wind should settle down to just 8 mph later today, says the National Weather Service.

Horse meat in Ikea meatballs: Have no fear. Ikea says that the Swedish meatballs sold in their stores in the U.S. do not have horse meat in them. That’s apparently not true for 13 countries in Europe … Would you eat food that has horse meat in it? Vote in our poll.

Oscar voting: 30 percent of you voting for best picture in our poll yesterday said “Lincoln” would take top honors, and 27 percent said it would be “Argo.” “Argo,” of course, was the winner.

Native American murals: The murals at Wilson-Pacific school in Seattle could be gone because the school is scheduled for demolition. The school district thought it had a deal with the artist to take digital photos of the large murals and later reproduce them, but the artist now says the plan is a no-go.

This mural, painted by Andrew Morrison at the Wilson-Pacific campus in 2007, shows Native women of all ages together, with a traditional Haida mask in the middle. The figure is a key “Wild Man” legend in the Haida culture. Click on this photo to see a gallery of some of the other murals. (Photos by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

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

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