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April 23, 2013 at 6:52 AM

Tuesday Memo: Driver, 15, causes crash … Felix’s 100th … Fireworks’ fate

Too young to be driving:  A 15-year-old kid caused a three-car accident yesterday north of Spokane when he couldn’t negotiate a curve because he apparently was speeding, says the State Patrol.  The kid, who had only an instructional permit, had three other teens in the car with him. Two of them had to be hospitalized. There’s a reason we have restrictions on young drivers …

Felix gets it done: No matter what the Mariners have done as a whole so far this season  (and it isn’t very good), Felix Hernandez wins. Felix gets 100th W in M’s 7-1 victory

Felix Hernandez reaches back for a pitch against Houston Monday night. He struck out nine in six scoreless innings. (SCOTT HALLERAN / GETTY IMAGES)

Felix Hernandez reaches back for a pitch against Houston Monday night. He struck out nine in six scoreless innings. (SCOTT HALLERAN / GETTY IMAGES)

Hizzoner Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is expected to make an announcement this morning on whether we will have a July 4 fireworks show in the city this year. He said a short time back that he was working on it. We’ll keep you posted.

An apology by Bellevue police: The Bellevue police chief has apologized to folks in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood where there was a lot of shooting when a Bellevue SWAT team killed a man in an attempt to arrest him. The shooting is still being reviewed. KOMO TV has the story.

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales hearing today. A preliminary hearing is scheduled today at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for Bales, who faces premeditated murder and other charges in attacks on two villages in southern Afghanistan in March 2012. Bales, who hasn’t yet entered a plea, faces the death penalty if convicted.

Here comes the sun: Nice yesterday, expected to be sunny today and tomorrow. Will we hit 70 degrees? OK, maybe 68, but that’s cool, too.

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