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August 12, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Morning Memo / Sunday: Docs on Facebook…Seahawks at it again..Sea-Tac plane catches fire

Weather: Remember to slather on the sunscreen. Looks like another lovely day in Seattle. Forecasters peg daytime highs at around 80. Clouds are expected to roll in this evening. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: Four road-construction projects and ramp closures will continue to cause delays this weekend.  The map and cams.

Seahawks get pre-season win:  Welcome back, Matt Hasselbeck! Saturday night’s game started with Matt Hasselbeck’s first pass being intercepted and returned for a touchdown by his former team. It was over when Seahawks second-half QB Russell Wilson scored on a 32-yard touchdown run with 1 minute, 51 seconds left. In the end, Seattle came out on top, with a 27-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field in an exhibition game that served as a showcase for Seattle quarterbacks Wilson and Matt Flynn. Read Danny O’Neil’s story on the quarterback debate.

A plane at Sea-Tac caught fire before takeoff. Luckily, all passengers evacuated safely. The United Airlines flight was set to fly to Washington, D.C., on Saturday night when the auxiliary power unit caught fire. Read the details.

Would you Facebook “friend” your doctor? Physicians are torn about using social media in their practices. While they recognize the power of such social-media tools, they are wary of inadvertently crossing professional boundaries with patients. Seattle Times health reporter does a deep dive into the issue.

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Comments | Topics: doctors and social media, Morning Memo, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

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