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October 10, 2013 at 7:13 AM

Thursday Memo: A felon at 13? … Sounders sunk … Hikers in snow

If this boy is this way at 13 … A kid from Des Moines has been charged with robbing a security guard who was beaten to the ground by others at Westlake Park in July. (Here’s an interview with the guard.) The boy also has been charged with first degree theft and two counts of fourth-degree assault for attacking a couple of skateboarders there in August. He’s just 13. Do you think kids who get in trouble this young have a good chance of becoming law-abiding, productive adults? Vote in our poll.

Sounders sunk: Whoa, a 4-1 loss and their home winning streak broken. Watch out, guys. Says coach Sigi, the failures were team-wide and no starting job is safe. OK, they didn’t have Brad Evans and Eddie Johnson, but 4-1?

Bubble Boy disease testing: The state Board of Health has agreed to add Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, or SCID, to the list of illnesses that babies are tested for just after birth. The illness came to the attention of the masses after the 1976 film, “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble,” was aired. The boy, David Vetter, lived in a large plastic bubble to ward off infections. He died when he was 12. KING5 has the story.

How’s this for a wilderness experience? Snow in the higher elevations of the Pacific Crest Trail had led a few hikers to walk along highways to get where they’re going. That being so, a number of hikers are braving the snow and the cold, but also taking refuge with “trail angels” along the way. Trail angels are people who live near the trail and offer support to hikers. The Wenatchee World has the story.

 Weather: Sprinkles today, foggy tomorrow, 50 percent chance of rain Saturday. National Weather Service forecast

Seattle's Osvaldo Alonso tips the ball past Vancouver's Jay DeMerit during the 2nd half. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

Seattle’s Osvaldo Alonso tips the ball past Vancouver’s Jay DeMerit during the 2nd half. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

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


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