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February 20, 2014 at 6:47 AM

Thursday Memo: Power’s out … Pugel’s out? … Megahouse raffle’s fine print

Power outage this morning: Some 7,900 Seattle City Light customers are without power this morning in the Burien and White Center area. The early report is that a tree fell on some power lines.

Where is former interim Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel? In a reference to the ’60s TV show “Car 54, Where Are You,’ we want to know: Is Pugel an assistant chief where he was placed when a new interim chief was named, or was he demoted to captain as some have said, or is he out the door and in retirement? Just asking.

Win a $5 million house? Well, sort of. Special Olympics is setting up a raffle to benefit its athletes, and the top prize is a lakefront megahouse, but as Seattle Times staff reporter Jack Broom points out, read the fine print.

Here’s a legacy that is as ugly as it gets. Francis Weaver is charged with killing a man in Canby, Ore., in a drug deal gone bad. His father is in prison for killing two girls in a notorious Oregon case and his grandfather is on death row in California for killing a man and his girlfriend in California in the early 80s.

More bad news: The body of a WSU professor was found in a park pond in Pullman yesterday. The family of Scott Stratton, 51, got worried when Stratton’s dog, Mojo, came home without his owner. Police so far believe his death was an accident.

Weather: More snow in the mountains and dicey driving in the passes. Showers today and tomorrow, but maybe sun breaks and clouds Saturday. Yay! National Weather Service forecast

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


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