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May 3, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Friday Memo: School’s out for sunshine … More DUI tragedies … Tower death

Yes, spring has sprung, especially for kids at a private school in Bellingham. Saying he wants the kids at Bellingham Christian School to enjoy today’s sunshine, Principal Bob Sampson has given the school’s 205 students the day off. Seriously? We don’t remember such a thing happening when we went to school. You go, Principal Bob!

By the way, we will have sunny skies today, tomorrow and Sunday, when the temperatures are expected to be in the low to high 70s. Might even nudge up to 80 on Sunday. It could be the warmest weekend we’ve had so far this year. What a treat that would be, eh? And tomorrow is Opening Day of the boating season.

Another Seattle drunken-driving suspect has been arrested in the deaths of two people, but this time the incident occurred in Seaside, Ore. Sterling Frinell, 38, was arrested yesterday and faces manslaughter, assault and drunken driving charges after the car he was driving smashed head-on into a car, killing the two men inside on April 19. There was also a fatal accident involving a possibly drunken driver in Seattle late Wednesday on I-5. A 20-year-old woman died when she was thrown from the car in the crash.

Man climbs power tower, falls and dies: Why anyone would do this is a mystery, but it happened in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood very early this morning. A witness reported an explosion, and the man fell and landed on a tower platform. More information when it’s available.

We couldn’t sign off this Friday without mentioning the story that just won’t die: Chris Hansen still trying to find a way to buy Sacramento Kings

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

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