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June 17, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Morning Memo /Sunday: Dads and dogs …viaduct closed… a look back at Title IX

Weather:  It might not be the day to go out and about with dad for Father’s Day because forecasters expect clouds and drizzle, but at least this morning, the sun is trying to break through.  High temperatures will range from 54 to 64 degrees and there’s a 70 percent chance of rain. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: Drivers beware: The Alaskan Way Viaduct will remain closed until about 5 a.m. Monday. Also, expect heavy traffic around the stadium district because the Mariners play the Giants at 1:10 p.m.  The map and cams.

Evening the playing field was the name of the game for Karen Troianello. Formerly Karen Blair,  she was the named plaintiff in the landmark Blair v. Washington State University lawsuit in 1979 that forced greater gender equity in college athletics. This month marks the 40th anniversary of  Title IX. Read how the pioneer advocate changed the landscape of women’s athletics.

After a cancer diagnosis and rigorous treatment, a Ballard High School student graduates as valedictorian. Mikael Perla can’t believe he’ll walk at his high school graduation Monday — in part because there was a very real possibility he wouldn’t live to see it happen at all. Perla has dealt with cancer since the start of high school. Read  more on the Ballard valedictorian.

Sunday is Dads & Dogs Day at the Fremont Fair, and among the features will be a costumed-pet parade. There’s a grilling competition and beer garden. It begins at 2:30 p.m. at First Avenue Northwest and North 35th Street. Register your dads — er, pets —  11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at North 35th Street and North Canal Street. The parade starts at 2:30 p.m.

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Comments | Topics: Alaskan Way Viaduct; Title IX, Fremont Fair, Morning Memo

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