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June 8, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Saturday Memo: Mercer closure … Dating duds … Mariners win

Mercy, Mercer: Workers will have their way with Mercer Street this weekend, which means motorists will not. Ramps between Mercer Street and Interstate 5 will close this weekend so workers can put some finishing touches on the Mercer East project. And Mercer Street itself will be closed from Fairview Avenue North to Westlake Avenue North. The shutdown will  last until 5 a.m. Monday.  The University Street ramp to northbound I-5 will also close to avoid creating a dangerous merge.  Drivers should expect delays crossing the South Lake Union area, especially on east-west Denny Way.

Dysfunctional daters: Seattle men have no clue when it comes to dating, says a transplant from Alaska who has put up with males’ ineptness in the dating scene here for six years. Read her complaints.

Afternoon games: The Seattle Mariners beat the New York Yankees last night at Safeco Field and will try again today at 1:10 p.m. and then again tomorrow, same time and place. For Mariner pitcher Jeremy Bonderman, last night’s 4-1 victory was his first in three years. Also happening today in the Seattle sporting world, the Sounders take on Vancouver at CenturyLink Field. That’s at 7:30 tonight, and 51,000 tickets have been sold for the soccer match. With that many fans headed for Sodo, be alert to heavy traffic in the area.

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