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October 1, 2013 at 6:38 AM

Tuesday Memo: Skiing at Crystal … Sinkings … Tornado tale

Crystal Mountain skiing. The ski area opens for one day today to 75 lucky people because there’s enough snow up there. Yes, open for skiing. The Crystal folks held a Facebook promotion yesterday, and they’re opening the slopes at 10 a.m. Control yourselves, skiers. Only those 75 people get to ski.

That sinking feeling: Two boats went under yesterday. One was a tug being renovated near the Ballard Bridge and the other was a 57-foot boat that sank at a  moorage on Lake Washington. What up with that?

The federal government shut down today as both parties refuse to budge from their positions, but the Affordable Care Act goes into effect. Look for extensive Obamacare coverage here on seattletimes.com throughout the day today.

The rain, tornado and what’s ahead: People can’t seem to get enough about the tornado that touched down in Pierce County yesterday. Showers, a few sun breaks and cool temperatures are forecast for today. And, it’s supposed to be mostly sunny on Thursday. Yay!

Here’s what the Mariners did yesterday: Oops, sorry,  the season is over, thank goodness … did we mention that the Seahawks are 4-0?

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:

  1. For Seahawks, a statement game with slightly deeper meaning | Jerry Brewer
  2. Congress plunges nation into government shutdown
  3. From Microsoft to beer: Pair create home-brewing machine | Brier Dudley
  4. Jake Locker suffers hip injury, hospitalized
  5. Downtown street offenses going unpunished

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


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