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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

May 29, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Wednesday Memo: Lost wallet … Risky bridges … Shelby cars

The collapsed bridge: Does it bother you that the state has seven other bridges with risks similar to the I-5 bridge that collapsed over the Skagit River? And do you have second thoughts when you cross a large bridge today? OK, that’s probably a stretch, but we bet you think about it …

A wallet lost then found near Hanford’s N reactor:  A wallet that probably went missing some 50 years ago near the nuclear reactor was found in 2010 and while the wallet contained ID information, no one knew what happened to its owner, John Arthur Logan. But after The Tri-City Herald published a story about the wallet, readers did some digging and found that Logan had been a sheet metal worker who had lived in area for decades. He died in 1995, leaving behind no heirs.   Those who knew him had fond memories of Logan and his wife.

And speaking of the Tri-Cities, did you know that the man for whom high-performance Shelby cars are named is a Tri-City native. No, not the better-known Carroll Shelby, but rather Jerod Shelby (no relation), who plans to build a factory in West Richland to make some of his high price, highly exotic speedsters. The Tri-City Herald, which has that story, too, mentions that the new plant will turn out what Shelby calls a new, more affordable car with a price tag of, are you ready: $300,000. Chump change, yeah?

Did you get caught in the traffic mess when that semi hit an abutment and one of its trailers flipped on I-5 between the Conventi0n Center and I-90? We hope not. What a wet commute today.

Speaking of wet weather … it will continue today and tomorrow, but what’s this? Partly sunny Friday. Nice.

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:

  1. Probe of I-5 bridge collapse shifts underwater
  2. Seattle home prices up 10.6 percent in 12 months
  3. SPD admits it broke state law by withholding May Day memo
  4. Mariners demote Dustin Ackley to Class AAA Tacoma
  5. Electronics outsourcing weakened Boeing’s control over 787’s crucial systems

Memo light: 

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

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