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March 17, 2012 at 9:12 AM
Morning Memo/Saturday: Snow … Afghanistan massacre suspect identified … Firebomb maker … Disney at the waterfront
Weather: Today, you don’t need the National Weather Service to tell you the chance of precipitation is 100 percent. In fact, snow is falling in the Seattle area this morning, although it’s expected to change to rain as temperatures warm a bit. Some may see snow again overnight, though warmer temperatures during the day won’t keep the flakes around for too long. The National Weather Service forecast.
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Turmoil at Joint Base Lewis-McChord: A senior U.S. official yesterday identified the suspect of the Afghan killings as Staff Sgt. Robert Bales from Lake Tapps. We’ll be updating our story today with any new developments.
Firebomb maker: 32-year-old Justin Solondz was sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in the 2001 arson at the University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture. Solondz built a firebomb that was planted in a professor’s office and caused more than $6 million in damage. Solondz had been evading arrest by using a fake Canadian ID in China until he was arrested on drug charges in 2009.
On a lighter note: You could see Donald Duck disembark from a cruise ship this summer when Disney Cruise Line comes to town. But don’t think Mickey Mouse will be a longtime regular at Starbucks, because the cruise line will dock in Vancouver, B.C., in 2013.
Wearing green? If you’re not, don’t complain if you’re pinched today for violating the rules of St. Patrick’s Day. See where you can celebrate with a green beer or a more gourmet Irish meal.
Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:
- Friends call Afghan killing suspect Robert Bales trusted soldier, family man
- Jennifer Lawrence: ‘Hunger Games’ important for ‘our generation’
- Huskies take a step closer to winning a championship
- Manning’s decision will undoubtedly impact Seahawks
- Mike Daisey embroiled in ‘This American Life’ controversy
December 20, 2011 at 6:54 AM
Weather: A 40 percent chance of rain today and then just cloudy skies. The high temp is expected to be around 47. Tomorrow, though, we’ll start out with cloudy skies and then it’s expected to gradually become sunny. We like sun. Partly sunny Thursday, too. But then a 50 percent chance of rain Friday… At least it’s not freezing out there. The details.
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Boy, 13, shot by homeowner in attempted burglary: The Spokesman Review has a story this morning about a Medical Lake homeowner who reportedly found two young teens breaking into a room under the home’s deck. An alarm alerted the homeowner to the attempted burglary. One of the boys was shot. The boys were carrying baseball bats. Just what happened isn’t clear as yet.
The man accused of building the firebomb used by Earth Liberation Front radicals to torch the University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture in 2001 is expected to plead guilty in a plea deal during an appearance this morning in U.S. District Court in Tacoma. Justin Solondz, 31, was arrested July 6 in Chicago after his expulsion from China, where he had been serving a prison term for selling drugs. We’ll keep you posted on developments.
One time UW senior lecturer Ali Tarhouni, who left Seattle and became oil and finance minister in Libya during the revolution, is holding a news conference today. He is currently a Libyan special envoy and is launching a new political party there. Seattle Times staff reporter Katherine Long will be covering the news conference.
Most-read stories on seattletimes.com this morning:
- Chicago’s Johnny Knox will face long recovery after back surgery
- Canadian man drives with dead wife in car
- A tricky problem: What does Washington coach Lorenzo Romar do with freshman star Tony Wroten? | Steve Kelley
- Seattle City Council bans plastic shopping bags
- Diaz hired outside attorney to investigate a news leak
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