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Published: Monday, February 15, 2010, 12:01 a.m.

Hail to the chiefs

In recognition of Presidents Day, Herald reporter Eric Stevick has run down the list of U.S. presidents who've visited Everett, including Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Harry Truman. The Everett Herald, in reporting on Taft's visit in 1911, compared Everett's giddiness to “a telephone girl fishing olives from a long bottle with a hairpin."

And we thought the political reporting on cable news channels was garbled and foolish.

  • Snow job: Cities in the Deep South could get hit with another 2 to 4 inches of snow by this morning, while our neighbors to the north are struggling to run a Winter Olympics in sleet.

    So what anthem is played when Mother Nature stands on the podium to accept the gold medal in the 3,200-meter irony?

  • Four magic words: Pitchers and catchers report Wednesday for the Seattle Mariners in preparation for Arizona's Cactus League season. Kirby Arnold runs through the big questions as spring training begins.

    It's been a successful winter for M's GM Jack Zduriencik, who sealed deals that improved the M's at key positions and in its starting rotation. About the only deal he couldn't make was a trade of overly enthusiastic broadcaster Rick Rizzs for a case of baseballs and a grounds keeper to be named later.

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