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May 22, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Morning Memo/Tuesday: Knox in Maxim … Floating billboards … McGinn on guns

Weather: Did you find it chilly this morning? We did, although it gets light out very early, and that’s cool. As we said yesterday, the forecast calls for rain through next Monday, but if we cross our fingers and ignore the forecasts, perhaps there will be some sun breaks in there somewhere. Yeah, right. The good news is that the temperature is expected to get into the mid-60s Friday through Monday. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The map and cams.

Not another Amanda Knox post ... OK, this one is a bit, well… you judge. Knox has come in at No. 92 in Maxim magazine’s top 100 most beautiful women of 2012. We’ll let you find the link yourself for reasons you’ll probably understand.

Amanda Knox

Floating billboards: Remember we told you about the ad guy who was toying with the idea of putting floating billboards on Lake Washington and Lake Union? Times columnist Danny Westneat wrote about it, too. Well, the state Department of Transportation says, uh, not on our lakes. KING5 has the latest story.

Hizzoner Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is scheduled to give a talk about about gun safety at the Washington CeaseFire luncheon today.  CeaseFire is a statewide organization dedicated to reducing firearms violence.

If you watch TV, you can’t have missed all those state lottery ads. Too bad they don’t drive ticket sales: A legislative committee report says the $12 million the state spends on advertising doesn’t help much. according to a blog post by one of our news partners, Public Data Ferret. According to the report from Washington State’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee, the size of the jackpot and the economy do boost sales. See the report.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Boy plucked from Wallace Falls: Rescuers ‘should feel like heroes’
  2. Everest will be crowded again days after 4 killed
  3. Downtown Seattle condos are finally filling up
  4. Jon Kitna’s greatest play: NFL QB to high-school math teacher
  5. Highlights — and low points — of Chihuly Garden and Glass | Art review

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