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April 27, 2012 at 6:30 AM

Morning Memo/Friday: Fake ID’s … More johns … Burned boat

Weather: We can’t remember when we saw a forecast that said “drizzle” five days in a row (see chart, right). We don’t believe that, though. We hear there could be sunbreaks later today and the weekend might not be too bad. Don’t hold us to that, though. By the way, wasn’t it rather chilly this morning? The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: Construction work means the Highway 520 bridge will be closed a fourth time this year, from 11 p.m. today, April 27, until Monday morning at 5 a.m.. That means traffic on alternate routes will be heavier, so beware. The map and cams.

Ah, the old Fake ID scam: Bogus ID’s, more than 100 of them, have shown up and been seized in the past month by bouncers and store clerks in Spokane. For the most part, the culprits were underage college students trying get beer and booze. KXLY TV in Spokane has the story.

Small cruise boat burns: A 100-foot boat docked at Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle went up in smoke this morning. No one injured, but the vessel was pretty much a goner.

Workers remembered: A ceremony to honor the 69 workers who died from on-the-job injuries or illnesses in the state last year is scheduled at the University of Washington from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Twice the number of johns: If you’ve ever had the need to use the powder room at the Pike Place Market, you now have double the number at your disposal, according to our story on the market renovation that has just been completed. (We’re giving you the most important information when we get it…)

Darn, I hate when that happens: Two paratroopers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord got caught by the wind and ended up stuck in trees Thursday. One paratrooper was stuck 70 feet in the air. Firefighters came to their rescue and no one was hurt.

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