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May 28, 2013 at 6:38 AM

Tuesday Memo: She couldn’t swim … Tied up with shoe laces … Horse rescue

She couldn’t swim: The woman who survived the collapse of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River last week says she couldn’t swim and is very thankful that her husband pulled her to safety and comforted her until rescuers arrived, according to a story by KING5. Sally Sligh and her husband were in their pickup when the bridge went down. She says he’s her hero. Amen.

Shoe laces and seat belts: Passengers on a flight from Anchorage to Portland got involved and thank goodness they did when a passenger tried to open an emergency exit during the plane’s descent. The passengers had to help restrain him using shoelaces and seat-belt extensions.

Horse rescue in Redmond: KING5 is reporting this morning that a horse fell down a 40-foot ravine in the Redmond area last night. We’ll have more when we get it.

A lot of alcohol sensing devices: There are some 20,000 of them in use in our state and that may be, in part, because of laws favorable to the people who make them. See the details in our story by staff writer Brian Rosenthal.

That baby put in the freezer: KOMO-TV is reporting that the infant also had several broken bones. The father was arrested and the baby is going to be OK we’re told.

What a headache on the highway: Aren’t you glad you weren’t coming back from Eastern Washington to Seattle on I-90 yesterday. Or were you? 20-mile holiday backup hits Interstate 90

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  5. Doc: Face transplant patient making good progress

 

Memo light: 

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

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