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March 23, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Saturday Memo: Frigid morning … Boeing layoffs … pregnant woman wields stun gun

Weather: It’s frigid this morning — about 35 degrees in Seattle — but temperatures will be warming up to the low 50s with partly sunny skies. Hard to complain about that.

Boeing layoffs: Boeing announced Friday it will lay off some 800 machinists by the end of this year as workforce needs on its newest jet programs, the 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 jumbo jet, are reduced. Officials said  the cuts are not related to the current grounding of the 787 due to problems with its battery system

‘Stunning’ attack: A bike messenger was attacked by a pregnant woman with a stun gun in downtown Seattle just before noon on Friday. While the bike messenger was crossing an intersection, a car stopped abruptly before the crosswalk and honked at the messenger. The messenger, in response, kicked the wheel well of the car and yelled at the driver. A woman who appeared to be pregnant then climbed out of the passenger side of the car, pulled out a stun gun and chased the messenger, striking him twice in the face. The male driver joined her, pulling out his own stun gun and swinging it at the victim. The suspects then returned to their car and drove off. The bike messenger was not seriously injured. Now, how bizarre is that?

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