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February 14, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Thursday Memo: Mega mail theft … It’s good to be the King … Missing chicken

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A lot of stolen mail: A man in Port Townsend has been arrested in connection with the theft of 1,000 pounds of mail — allegedly for making fake IDs, passing bogus checks and the like, according to The Kitsap Sun. We’re not talking about 1,000 pieces of mail. That’s 1,000 pounds.  Folks and retailers in the area have been made aware that credit cards and checks might have been compromised.

Yes, Virginia, the rich do get richer … Times sports columnist Jerry Brewer writes today about Felix Hernandez’s surprise and heartfelt gratitude yesterday as he stepped off an elevator at Safeco Field to a celebratory Mariners staff. Their glee, of course, is that Hernandez has signed a new contract for $175 million and will stay with the struggling Mariners. Best line in Brewers’ column on the mood at the gathering?

“Have you ever been happier to see a rich person get richer?”

Say that again? Here’s a headline you don’t often hear in the city: “Are you missing a chicken?” The Phinneywood.com blog has the story.

Should he have resigned?  Port of Seattle Commissioner Rob Holland will resign his position next month after news was published of his troubles during three years in office, including misuse of his Port credit cards, personal financial problems and tense relationships with Port staff and colleagues. His decision comes just a few days after a Seattle Times story about his troubles. Do you think Holland’s decision to resign was the right thing to do? Vote in our poll.

Them Dawgs: Yep, the UW men’s hoops troop loses another one… Oregon adds to Huskies’ string of woes

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

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