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March 7, 2013 at 5:59 AM

Thursday Memo: Brier woman mauled by lion … Seattle U scare … 787 report due

Brier woman killed by lion: A sad story out of California. Dianna Hanson, 24, was killed by a lion at a cat sanctuary in in Dunlap, about 45 miles east of Fresno. Hanson, a graduate of Mountlake Terrace High School and Western Washington University, had spent years working at animal shelters before she started working as a volunteer at Cat Haven. The lion was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies.

Bizarre incident at Seattle U: A man took over a Seattle University law-school classroom Wednesday afternoon, frightening students with his bizarre behavior. Some students said his behavior was so unsettling that they thought he was going to pull a gun or become violent. They also said they were disappointed at the slow response from campus public-safety officers. But Seattle U officials said safety officers arrived about a minute after the professor hit a “panic” call button from the classroom podium.

Here comes the sun: Sure, we’ll have more rain heading our way today, but tomorrow is expected to be sunny with highs in the lows 50s. Better yet, the sun will return on Saturday.

Report due on Boeing 787 battery fire: The National Transportation Safety Board will issue an interim report this morning on the lithium ion battery fire in January aboard a parked Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Logan Airport in Boston. The NTSB has been trying to establish what caused the short circuit, but experts have expressed doubt whether that will ever be known for sure, given the level of damage to the battery. We’ll post a story as soon as the report is released.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Police: Spokane mom catches baby bouncing out of window
  2. UN: Colo., Wash. legal pot violates drug treaties
  3. Feds probing Seattle schools’ treatment of black students
  4. 3 bodies found in wreckage along Iditarod route
  5. Intruder terrifies students in Seattle University class

Memo Light: Crankshaft | Tom Batiuk and Chuck Ayers

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