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March 19, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Tuesday Memo: Mountain snow … Pray and pass ammunition … Bad vacations

Uh, oh, snow! And a lot of it: OK, it’s going to be falling in the Cascades and Olympics, but we’re talking about two to three feet of it. So much so that a winter storm warning has been issued. Isn’t it almost spring? Skiing anyone? Bosses beware of an uptick in absenteeism for the next few days. Down here, we looking at rain and strong winds this afternoon through Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. 

Prices never go down, do they? State college tuition could go up 5 to 7 percent, if state funding remains flat

Even walking home from school isn’t safe: A 14-year-old girl was hit in the side by a pellet or a bullet as she was walking with friends in Burien in broad daylight yesterday. She is going to be OK, but what’s that all about?

Speaking of guns, there’s a church in Yakima offering to train you in how to use one to protect yourself and your home. The pastor of the Open Bible Christian Center apparently came up with the idea after talking with women who said they lacked confidence handling the guns their hubbies had bought them.

We’ve all probably had one, a vacation that  truly sucked: One that you tell your friends about (maybe one too many times) and warn them it’s a place you’ll never, ever want to see again. Well now you get a chance to vent. The Times is doing a survey on vacations from hell: Tell us about your worst vacation. Some of the best stories might be printed in the paper. There was that time we went to Borneo …

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com: 

  1. Golfer Tiger Woods, skier Lindsey Vonn announce they are dating
  2. Snoqualmie tribe gives casino plan another look
  3. Police: Fla. college student plotted an attack
  4. Huskies say they welcome a spot in the NIT
  5. Gonzaga’s road to the Final Four might not be pretty but it’s possible | Bud Withers

Memo light: Pearls Before Swine | Stephan Pastis

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

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