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March 1, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Friday Memo: Human fireball … sex bias in golf … poll on budget cuts

Firefighter a “human fireball”: A firefighter who had been battling a townhouse blaze in Camas, Clark County, opened a window for “a breather” when part of the window fell on him and set him on fire. He called for help and a fellow firefighter who described his colleague as a human fireball put out the fire. The firefighter on fire was protected by his gear and not injured. Whew.

Women win a half million dollars in golf-bias case: What is this, 1955? Four women sued the Spokane Country Club, which had kept the best golf tee times for men and kept w0men out of some areas of the club restaurant. What was the club thinking? Club says it’s making changes. The Spokesman-Review has the story.

Man in a tree? A couple of TV stations are reporting a man is up in a tree this morning in Magnolia and it may be related to a burglary. Let’s see how it develops.

Boeing layoffs in its South Carolina assembly plant: OK, it’s temp contract workers and the company says it isn’t related the Boeing’s battery problems. No numbers provided.

Budget cuts and you… The federal budget cuts brought on by the mess in Congress are scheduled to happen today and we’re wonder if they will affect you. Vote in our poll.

Hey, it’s March. Springs a-coming. Will we reach 60 degrees today as some folks are predicting? We’ll certainly make the upper 50s. Yeah, baby.

Alaskan Way Viaduct closed: It will be closed most of the day Saturday and in the morning on Sunday for a routine inspection. The closure is between Denny Way and South Spokane Street in both directions from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and  6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday.  On- and off-ramps will also be closed.

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:

  1. Raising state taxes now easier, but politically harder
  2. Trying to keep Kings, Sacramento efforts reach urgent level
  3. Arrest of Vegas fugitive in LA surprises neighbor
  4. Sacramento mayor announces potential buyer for Kings, plan to keep team
  5. Israel prosecutes that old black magic

Memo Light: Zits | Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman

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

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