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October 24, 2011 at 6:33 AM

The Morning Memo / Monday: Uh, rain, Viadoom, love stories

Weather: Whoa, there was a period when the rain was pounding overnight. Did you hear it? The showers are easing off today and there may be sun. Yes. No rain tomorrow, at least that’s what the chart says. Just partly sunny or partly cloudy (Glass half empty, half full…).  Sure was nice for a spell Sunday, no?   More weather.

Traffic: A number of accidents on the freeways this morning, including two on I-5 at Mercer Street southbound that made a real mess of things. And the rain isn’t helping. Slick roads make for more crashes. Beware. More traffic.

Demolition of the southern end of the Alaskan Way Viaduct continued on Sunday. You can tell it's Sunday in the photo BECAUSE IT ISN'T RAINING. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Speaking of traffic, did you know the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closed? … Let the clogging begin. Or not.

Gas prices: The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.83. That’s down a nickel in the past month but 38 cents higher than the national average, according to the AP.

There is not points to locate on the mapHow scary is it that a man armed with a cutting tool made his way to the third floor of a secure storage facility in Interbay and stabbed an employee there Saturday? A suspect was shot and killed by police Sunday in Belltown.

If you like Seattle history, old photos, love stories and nostalgia, have a look at the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog‘s interesting and a bit unusual piece:  Hidden stories of love at Broadway and John.

An excerpt:

It’s not clear how they met. I suspect he visited Seattle in April, 1908 with the touring New York Philharmonic. Did he fall in love with her then, returning when she turned 16 and a judge would approve their wedding? Or did he fall in love with Seattle, return to work the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, and simply respond to the “room to let” ad in the Seattle Times?

And if you didn’t know: Today is Monday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2011. There are 68 days left in the year. Newspapers have been printing this stuff for years. Does anyone read it?

Stories you might want to read before you walk out the door:

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com this morning:

  1. Police kill homicide suspect in Belltown
  2. Seattle’s street plan is ‘recipe for disaster’
  3. Huskies need to regroup before season is derailed
  4. Seahawks must decide who will drive their offense | Steve Kelley
  5. Amazon weathering Kindle Fire privacy worries

 

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