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March 8, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Saturday Memo: Oil slicks found … Highway 99 work goes on … Sounders FC season opener

sat_weatherWeather: Temperatures in the mid-50s are in the forecast and it will almost certainly rain. Consider today’s comic a cautionary tale. More from the National Weather Service forecast.

Plane missing, oil slicks found: The two large slicks off the Vietnamese coast are the first sign that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, carrying 239 passengers to Beijing, has crashed en route. There was no confirmation that the slicks were related to the missing plane, but a statement said they were consistent with the kind that would be produced by the two fuel tanks of a crashed jetliner.

Highway 99 show must go on: Bertha is still awaiting repairs and will be stalled for months, but there’s other work on the Highway 99 tunnel project that can be completed in the meantime. The Sodo pit is being reconfigured for construction of the tunnel’s double-decker highway and work also is under way on an operations building, as well as the tunnel’s north portal near Seattle Center. Reporter Mike Lindblom has more details about what’s happening while Bertha cools her heels.

Sounders season begins: The Sounders are looking to banish the memories of 2013 in today’s MLS season opener against defending champion Sporting Kansas City. MLS reporter Joshua Mayers has a preview to get you ready for the game at CenturyLink Field at noon. Bear in mind that the Northline Sounder Special Event train between Everett and Seattle for today’s match has been canceled.

Tusk on display at the Burke Museum: The mammoth tusk found at a Seattle construction site can now be seen, starting today, at the Burke Museum. The tusk will be the featured attraction at the museum’s “Dino Day” celebration, according to The Associated Press. The museum is also inviting the public to help name the mammoth that lost its tusk. Submit your pick for a name online or at the museum. Submissions will be accepted through March 30. The winners get a free museum membership to the museum, behind-the-scenes tour and a gift bag. The tusk will be on display at the Burke Museum inside its plaster cast on weekends this month. Paleontologists will answer questions about mammoths, the tusk and the last Ice Age in Seattle.

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