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November 26, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Tuesday Memo: Stocking over face, never a good sign … Seahawks pot poll … Rowdy party

Corrected version

The Metro bus robbery: About that 19-year-old guy who was arrested for allegedly robbing people on a Metro bus last night … It appears he got on the bus at Third Avenue and Pike Street wearing a nylon stocking over part of his face. He rode the bus all the way to California Avenue Southwest in West Seattle before he allegedly started robbing people at gunpoint. Kudos to the passengers who wrestled the guy to the ground until police arrived. But didn’t anyone think it was strange that a guy got on the bus wearing a nylon stocking over part of his face and rode the bus for several miles and then started robbing?

Seahawks and pot: Marijuana may be legal in our state, but two Seahawks have been suspended or reportedly face suspension for lighting up. State law is one thing, pro sports league rules are a horse of a different color. Sources say Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner faces a second suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, reportedly for smoking pot, and cornerback Walter Thurmond is being suspended for four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, also reported to be for marijuana use. Should pro football players be suspended for smoking marijuana? Vote in our poll.

Remember that Bellingham party that got out of control back in October? … Well, 30 people have been cited for their role in a party up there this past weekend. Five people who lived in the house where the weekend party began were arrested on suspicion of furnishing liquor to minors, disorderly conduct and obstructing law enforcement. All five are students at Western Washington University. The other 25 were cited for drinking or having alcohol. The Bellingham Herald has the story.

The prosecutor in Amanda Knox case argued today that the appeals court that overturned her conviction in the slaying of Knox’s British roommate made mistakes and those mistakes should not be repeated in the re-trial now being heard in a court in Florence, Italy. Knox’s defense said the prosecution offered nothing new in its arguments.

Weather: Sunny today, partly sunny tomorrow, but what’s this, clouds on Thanksgiving? Pshaw. Let’s just hope it doesn’t rain. National Weather Service forecast

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

Correction: In an earlier version of this story, the item on the party that got out of control in Bellingham this past weekend was mistaken for the party that also got out of control in Bellingham in October.

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