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August 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Saturday memo: McDream on Tully’s … More 520 problems … Who will replace Ballmer?

Dempsey walks from Tully’s: McDreamy got a bit McSteamed at his business partner over terms of the pair’s deal to own and operate Tully’s, so he sued. After a short legal battle, Patrick Dempsey, the public face of Tully’s, walked out on the company. Interestingly enough, the court fight revealed that Dempsey wasn’t ever really in: He he had agreed to contribute no money to the Tully’s acquisition despite playing the role of “buyer” in public.

California is on fire: The numbers on the wildfire in Yosemite National Park are shocking: More than 5,500 homes are threatened. The fire is 200 square miles. 2,600 firefighters are battling the blaze. It’s just 5 percent contained.

More scary numbers: Design errors on the 520 bridge are costing taxpayers. On Friday, the state said delays could consume the project’s $100 million in reserves and put the project another $128 million deeper in the red.

Ugly Weather on the horizon?

Remember summer? Perhaps store that memory away for safekeeping. The forecast this week calls for mostly cloudy skies through Monday until the rain begins on Tuesday. We’re not calling summer off yet, though. We’ve learned our lesson: Last year, we wrote that summer was on its way out on August 9th. And then, lo and behold, the dry weather stuck around through October.

Microsoft’s search: No, we’re not talking about Bing. With Steve Ballmer leaving the company, who will take over as CEO?

Ahead of the Pack: The Seahawks continued their excellence in exhibition games, winning their eighth straight. Despite committing 14 penalties for 182 yards, the Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers 17-10. Rookie Christine Michael and free-agent receiver Stephen Williams led the way by scoring the Hawks’ two touchdowns. Look at all the pretty pictures from last night’s game. Plus, read about what disappointed Russell Wilson.

In important (aka not Mariners) baseball news: Just one game away from the U.S. championship game at the Little League Baseball World Series, the Eastlake squad from Sammamish lost 14-13 to a team from Westport, Conn. Plenty of tears after the loss.

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