Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

February 14, 2014 at 6:41 AM

Friday Memo: Happy Valentine’s Day … Amber Alert … Fixing Bertha

Happy Valentine’s Day: Lookin’ for love? You can find it on the big screen this weekend in the Northwest Rooms at the Seattle Center, where SIFF Cinema at the Film Center will be celebrating the big day with films dedicated to romance. Rather stay at home and watch a rental? Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald has several suggestions.

Amber alert: The Everett Police Department issued an Amber Alert at 9 p.m. Thursday to locate Roshell Marie Turner, 31, who gave birth Jan. 27. Officials believe the newborn needs immediate medical attention, which has not been provided. The alert remains in effect Friday morning.

Unburying Bertha: Seattle Tunnel Partners will be deciding soon whether to try to fix Bertha by coming in from behind or digging down to the front of the stalled boring machine on the Seattle waterfront. The front-end option seems the most likely, and it has been done before. A machine digging a railroad tunnel in Sarnia, Ontario, had some of the same symptoms as Bertha. The Canadian engineers dug a vault in front of their machine, the Excalibore, lifted the cutter head away and fixed a damaged seal. It took seven months to complete the job. Seattle Times reporter Mike Lindblom tells how it’s done.

Rain keeps coming: Rain will be lighter throughout the day, but another storm system is on the way and it will bring more wind and rain to the Seattle area Saturday. Forecast is for that to continue through most of next week. National Weather Service.

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:

  1. Heavy snow after dry weeks unleashes avalanche fury in West
  2. Zara store debuts at Westlake Center
  3. Pac-12 football coaches blast 10-second plan that targets quick offenses
  4. NHL says Seattle would be a “good hockey market”
  5. 3 GOP senators taking names off majority caucus website

Memo light: Red and Rover, by Brian Basset

0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Amber Alert, Everett, movies

COMMENTS

READER NOTE: Our commenting system has changed. Find out more.

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►