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June 1, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Morning Memo/Friday: Booze on sale … Breastfeeding ad … Being American

Weather:  All we’re going to say is wet. Today, tomorrow. OK, maybe not so wet Sunday, but we’ll see about that. Some forecasts say it’s rather muggy today. Of course it is, it’s drizzling. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: The 520 bridge is closed again this weekend, starting at 11 tonight and reopening at 5 a.m. Monday. The stretch of roadway is closed between Montlake Boulevard and I-405 for construction work. Are you used to it yet? The map and cams.

Have you liquored up yet?( OK, that’s not really what we mean, but it sounded good.) The hard stuff went on sale at midnight in retail stores, and some of the bigger outlets had special events to promote opening day. We’ll have a new story this morning by staff reporter Amy Martinez on one of the celebrations.

Crabber in Penn Cove still at the bottom of the sea: That derelict boat that burned and sank in Penn Cove off Whidbey Island remains under water and the effort to raise it is being hampered by silt, of all things. Staff reporter Erik Lacitis has the story.

Breastfeeding military moms: A couple of nursing mothers were photographed in uniform breastfeeding their infants, and the Washington National Guard and Fairchild Air Force Base are not happy. The pix were put on the Web to promote National Breastfeeding Awareness Week in August by a group on the base called Mom 2 Mom.

It’s never too late to show you’re an American: Howard Hatfield, who turns 92, came with his parents to this country from Canada when he was 8. When they became citizens, that made him one, too, but he never got a certificate. He’s scheduled to get one today in a ceremony in Bremerton.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Seattle shootings: day of horror, grief in a shaken city
  2. 2 best friends, a Bellevue mom, 2 others die in Seattle shootings
  3. Help: We’re losing it here | Danny Westneat
  4. Mariners’ bats bust loose in amazing rout of Rangers, 21-8
  5. End of Metro’s free-ride zone to hurt the poor, panel told

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