May 8, 2013 at 7:14 AM
Wednesday Memo: Her last words … Marijuana school … Hottest girls contest
Her last words: When a bus slammed into that SUV Monday, Phil Rotta was injured, but survived. His parents, Robert and Elizabeth Rotta, didn’t make it. Brought to his mother’s side in a wheelchair, Phil Rotta got to talk with her for 15 minutes before she died.
“I told her about dad passing away,” says Phil Rotta. “She said, ‘He’s in heaven. I will deeply miss him.’ ”
Phil Rotta also told his mom her injuries were life threatening. Before she died, she “was at peace,” her son said. Seattle Times staff reporter Erik Lacitis tells the story.
A marijuana learning center? That phrase caught our attention in a Seattle Police blog item on three people busted for trying to rob a medical marijuana biz. Turns out the place teaches you how to produce weed for, well, medical marijuana, says the victim. Can we sign up?
Teen jumps from waterfall, dies: A 16-year-old kid up in Bellingham was jumping from a waterfall with other teens at Whatcom Falls Park Monday when, after jumping, he never came up. A city parks worker and a firefighter got him out of the water, but the teen couldn’t be revived. These stories are so sad. The Bellingham Herald has more information.
Anarchists might be behind vandalism at banks in Tacoma and Puyallup. Glue was put in ATMs and anarchist symbols were painted on the walls at Bank of America branches and a warehouse. KIRO TV has the story.
Online ‘hottest girls’ contest upsets Eastside schools: School administrators, teachers and many students are not happy about this. Enough said, but you can’t tell that by reader comments…
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