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Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 12:01 a.m.

So Long, Abe

Hello, Chet? The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz may relocate to Naval Station Everett in 2013, when the USS Abraham Lincoln leaves for Virginia for a fresh batch of nuclear fuel.

The Nimitz is named for Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific during World War II and the Navy's last fleet admiral. We're wondering: Will Lincoln, the Everett Silvertips' furry mascot, be traded for an admiral to be named later?

I get a kick out of you: Kickball, the game you played in fifth grade with a big bouncy rubber ball is the latest sport for those in their 20s and 30s. An area league has organized through the Everett Parks & Rec department.

And the Seattle Mariners are taking advantage of the situation: Error-prone Yuniesky Betancourt has been reassigned to the Marysville Grasskickers to bring up his fielding percentage.

Bad dog! No debit card! Arlington police investigating bank fraud arrested a woman who explained she was forced to use her ex-husband's account when her dog ate her own checks.

Following his sentencing, Ponzi-scheme king Bernie Madoff slapped his forehead and said, "Why didn't I think of that?"

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