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September 18, 2013 at 6:38 AM

Wednesday Memo: Sodo arena revised … Tunnel poll … Our ‘R’

New plans for proposed Sodo arena: Architects for investor Chris Hansen plan to present revamped drawings for the proposed arena that’s central to investor Chris Hansen’s plan for an NBA team. Among the new features is a flat plaza with low rocks and water features. Gone are the big entry stairs and a fin wall that ran parallel to First Avenue South.

Unexpected dunking: Three people were dumped into Lake Union last night when their 14-foot boat flipped over. Police say harbor police officers rescued them with the help of two fishing boats. Everyone is OK.

It’s about time, don’t you think? Bertha is heading back to work. A dispute between the longshoreman’s union and the union representing the building trades has delayed digging the tunnel for about a month. What do you think about the delay? Vote in our poll. 

Rainier “R” to return: The Rainier Beer logo is being reinstalled on the old brewery because, well, it had been a landmark for people traveling I-5 for decades. Beer is no longer brewed in the building, and the green “T” that replaced the original “R” will come down because Tully’s Coffee’s offices won’t be there, either. Pabst Brewing, which owns Rainier Beer, said the giant red ‘R’ it has commissioned for the old brewery building is scheduled to go up on October 24. Like we said, it’s a Seattle icon.

And we thought it was only in Seattle: Spokane mayor wants more police downtown.

Snake found: Remember we told you about that python that went missing at Issaquah High School? They found it, in the classroom where it has been held all along. Love the city of Issaquah’s tweet about it: “He’s ssssssafe and sound at school.”

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

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