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June 2, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Sunday memo: Bridge closed . . . Barbecue competition . . . Komen Race for the Cure

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Still closed: Both directions of the Highway 520 floating bridge and  all ramps between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and I-405 in Bellevue are closed until 5 a.m. Monday for construction work.

What’s cooking: In Fremont today, it’s barbecue. The Fremont BBQ Extravaganza, touted as Seattle’s largest BBQ competition, runs from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the corner of Dayton Ave. and 36th Street.  The competition is sanctioned by the Northwest BBQ Association. Twelve teams will be cooking up their best meat to win $2000 in prize money and a BBQ Smoker.  Pete’s Fremont FirePit and Roxy’s Diner will be serving up some smoked favorites. Judging will be  in The Backdoor where the  beers from five local breweries will be available.  For a $20 ticket, each of five breweries will present four-ounce tastings of two of their best beers.  Proceeds for the Fremont Arts Council Solstice Parade.

Breast cancer: Approximately  9,000 walkers and runners got serious today about breast cancer, participating in the Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure starting at the Seattle Center and winding through downtown on Second Avenue to Spring Street. Former Gov. Christine Gregoire was walking with family and former Cabinet members in memory of Eva Santos, the state human-services director under Gregoire. Santos died of breast cancer in December at age 56.

More cancer awareness: A geneticist at the University of Washington is the star in a movie about breast cancer. Well, maybe that should be Helen Hunt will be the star portraying Dr. Mary-Claire King in “Decoding Annie Parker.” You could even say that Samantha Morton, portraying Annie Parker, is the star. But King’s work in decoding the gene that leads to increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer has to be considered stellar. Two screenings of the movie this week.

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