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October 19, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Saturday Memo: Bill Russell arrested … Pickets at the grocery store? … Car show in Seattle, health-care signup in Bellevue

Weather: It’s nice. Once the fog clears, forecasters say it will be sunny and in the upper 50s — and just that nice for a few days … or so they say. More details? Here’s the forecast.

National Weather Service forecastBill Russell arrested at Sea-Tac: NBA legend (a term that is overused, but not here) Bill Russell was arrested this week at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after officials said they found a loaded gun in his luggage. Russell, 79, was arrested as he attempted to go through security. The former Celtics player and coach — and coach of the Sonics — has lived in the Seattle area for years.

Grocery-store checkout? Thousands of grocery workers workers in the area gave notice last night that they will strike if a new labor deal is not reached by 7 p.m. Monday. About 21,000 workers for Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Safeway and QFC stores in King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston and Mason counties would take part. If the strike goes into effect, workers in those counties will picket outside stores. Read more of reporter Amy Martinez’s coverage.

UW plays Arizona State:  The Huskies (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) are in Arizona to play the Sun Devils (4-2, 2-1) this afternoon. Both teams will work to take another step toward the top of the Pac-12 football heap. Read reporter Adam Jude’s preview and come back to at 2 p.m. to chat live with fellow fans and view team stats, photos and more in our Husky GameCenter. The game can be seen at 3 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network.

Auto show: See how the other half lives, or how you want to, at the auto show. New cars, rare cars, new technologies, and so on. The event, at CenturyLink Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental S., in Seattle, runs through tomorrow. Find out more.

Health insurance info and signup: It’s no car show, but at events over the past few weekends, turnouts have been pretty strong as people in the area try to find out if new insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act might be for them. Today, at Crossroads Bellevue shopping center, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., people will be on hand to answer your questions, help you compare coverage plans and learn whether you are eligible for subsidies. The event is sponsored by Public Health – Seattle & King County. Please read more here to see what information you should bring with you about your income, etc.  You can just ask questions, or ask questions and sign up. Translators will be available for those whose first language is not English.

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