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March 11, 2014 at 6:52 AM

Tuesday Memo: Patrolling the store aisles … Crystal avalanche … Big cat attack

111There’s moonlighting, but what do you call this? A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy may be in trouble after being accused of working at a retail store while he was supposed to be on patrol. (May I help you, ma’am, or are you just looking?)

It was “huge.” That’s how the avalanche that destroyed the High Campbell chairlift at Crystal Mountain ski resort was described. Good thing no one was injured.

Now that’s some cat. You’ve probably heard that police in Portland were called to collar a 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby. But get this: After the cat was caught and caged, the homeowners kept the crazed feline. The baby is OK.

Let’s pray you aren’t a victim: Some employees and volunteers of the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle may be victims of a national tax refund fraud after hackers got hold of archdiocese data.

The Viaduct has cracks. Well, duh. OK, some are new and others are getting a tad worse. The culprit is the Nisqually earthquake, which has caused the Viaduct to sink three inches at Seneca Street since the 2001 temblor.

The Iditarod has a winner: If you follow the nearly 1,000-mile Alaska sled dog race, 27-year-old Dallas Heavey won in a very close finish early today. It’s his second win. His father has won the race twice, and his grandfather helped organize the event in 1973. It’s a grueling undertaking for man and dogs, so we have to ask, why do people do this to themselves?

Weather: Sunny, sunny, mostly sunny today, tomorrow and Thursday. And 60 degrees tomorrow. No flip-flops, though …

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

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