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September 10, 2013 at 6:46 AM

Tuesday Memo: Chimney guy … Cheesed-off … Poor M’s: a poll

What was he doing in there? A man got stuck in a chimney in Tacoma last night and had to be rescued by firefighters. All we want to know is why he was in there …

It can get hot being stuck in a chimney. Speaking of hot: A woman was ticked off that a store clerk in Seattle told her she had to pay for the hot cheese she put on her Doritos, so she chucked a bag of hot cheese at the clerk.  Splattered with cheese, he followed her out to her car, where the woman punched him and drove off. Although smelling a bit cheesy, the clerk is going to be OK. Police are investigating.

How much worse can things get for the Mariners? The Houston Astros rallied to beat them 6-4 in front of 9,808, the smallest crowd in Safeco Field history. Have you been to a Mariners game this year? Vote in our poll. Mobile users can vote HERE.

Ferry worker shortage cancels some ferry runs: Seriously? The ferry system ran out of workers Saturday. A whole bunch of runs had to be canceled on three routes —Point Defiance-Tahlequah, the north end of Vashon Island, and Port Townsend-Coupeville. Uh, aren’t a lot of people looking for work nowadays? OK, that’s too simplistic, but we’re just saying. … The Kitsap Sun had the story.

North Cascades Highway to open by Thursday? The state Transportation Department says it hopes to reopen the highway at noon Thursday. Mudslides caused by rain occurred in several places, closing a stretch of the mountain highway last week. We’re sure campers, hikers and climbers, along with businesses in Winthrop and Twist, will welcome the news.

Weather: Temperature records could be set this week. It’s going to be a balmy 80 degrees today, and it could reach 87 tomorrow. Ah, summer.

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Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com


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