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May 1, 2013 at 6:51 AM

Wednesday Memo: Warm, beautiful day in forecast — with a chance of mayhem

Man killed in South Seattle early this morning: Seattle police report that the man was killed in his car near Rainier Avenue South and South Austin Street around 1 a.m.

Dang chilly this morning, but don’t give up hope. We’re in for some great sunny and hot weather later today through the weekend, maybe even getting to the 80s. OK, maybe just the upper 70s, but we’ll take that!

In this 2012 file photo, Assistant Police Chief Mike Sanford trips on his way to confront black clad protesters on May Day in Seattle. (Photo by Alex Garland Photography, )

In this 2012 file photo, Assistant Police Chief Mike Sanford trips on his way to confront black-clad protesters on May Day in Seattle. (Photo by Alex Garland Photography, )

May Day mayhem: A new year, a new May Day. Let’s hope it’s not like last year when we had the riot and destruction in downtown Seattle by anarchists, et al, during demonstrations. Rallies and marches are scheduled again this year. Police say they have doubled their forces downtown in anticipation of any trouble. We’ll have reporters out there reporting the news. Be aware that traffic could get messy because streets will be closed for marchers.

If you haven’t had your fill of Amanda Knox news, that TV interview we mentioned yesterday was last night: She said her experience was surreal and ‘could have happened to anyone.’

He tried to poison her in her sleep? A grad student at WSU was arrested after reportedly attempting to poison his wife while she slept, says the Whitman County sheriff’s office. The wife reported he tried to kill her on March 27 in their home in Uniontown, about 15 miles south of Pullman. We don’t have the details, but we are curious how one attempts to poison someone while they’re sleeping.

The old Ballard many knew and loved is fast disappearing as evidenced by the coming demise of the Viking Tavern. Another last call in Ballard.

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

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