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May 20, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Monday Memo: Seattle shootout … Mountain snow? … Sip and spit

Woman shot in leg in crossfire of a shootout: She was hit when shots were fired across Martin Luther King Jr. Way South at South Norman Street in Seattle shortly before midnight. Police suspect she was hit when one group of men was shooting at another group. More shots were fired after the initial burst, but then everyone scattered, witnesses said. One possible suspect was caught. The woman was found hiding at a construction site, and she wasn’t very cooperative with police. She was taken to Harborview; her gun shot wound wasn’t life-threatening.

Where did spring go? We’re in for cooler, wetter weather later this week, says the National Weather Service. It’s supposed to be partly sunny today but tomorrow and Wednesday and beyond high temperatures are expected to be in the 50s to lower 60s, and the lows could drop into the 40s at night. And get this, the snow level in the Cascades could drop to the 3,500-foot level tomorrow and Wednesday. Yikes. OK, it’s snow showers, but it is May, for goodness sakes. Let’s hope things warm up by Memorial Day weekend.

Wine tasting is part of their course work: OK, they don’t get to binge and it’s really a sip and spit situation, but 18- to 20-year-olds at South Seattle Community College will be able to sample 100 different wines during a 12-week course at the school’s Northwest Wine Academy. Previously, you had to be 21 to do so while enrolled in a community- or technical-college program teaching viticulture, enology or culinary arts in our state.

Three Cougs arrested in past two weeks: So says The Spokesman Review, noting the arrest of a  junior linebacker last Thursday on suspicion of hit-and-run, according to Pullman police logs. Two other football players were arrested this month, one on making false statements to police and the other on suspicion of assault and burglary. No charges have been filed in any of the cases, however.

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

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