The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions
Herald staff |
Published: Monday, May 28, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

I’ll drink to that

I'll drink to that

Careful what you vote for: In just a few days, Washington state liquor consumers will be free of the tyranny of state-run liquor stores and will be able to buy booze at Safeway, Costco and other retail outlets, at much greater convenience (above).

Just keep reminding yourself of that convenience the next time you're cooling your heels in the 12-items-or-less line while the clerk deals with an argumentative drunk who she's refused to sell booze to.

What do you have in the no-tantrum section? A U.S. senator is asking airlines to reconsider a new policy that reserves aisle and window seats for elite passengers and those willing to pay extra. The airlines are being asked to make exceptions for parents flying with children, so kids don't have to sit alone (Page A3).

Actually, this might be a great money-making opportunity for the airlines; now they can charge their elite passengers even more not to have to sit next to a crying child.

Still won't do anything for your golf game: A hail storm in Louisville, Ky., damaged about 3,500 Ford Escape sport utility vehicles before they could be shipped to dealers. Because of the cosmetic damage, the SUVs can't be sold as new (Page A3).

But Ford dealers will instead sell the SUVs to golfers persuading them the dimples cut down on wind resistance and improve fuel economy. They do have a tendency to slice to the right, though.

--Jon Bauer, Herald staff

Sign up for HeraldNet headlines Newsletter
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent The Buzz posts

  • Beast Goad  Jan. 28
  • Kleptocracy today  Jan. 27
  • Al's Diner  Jan. 26
  • Red, red wine  Jan. 24
  • Coupe de Ville  Jan. 23

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

» More local news

HeraldNet highlights

Looking for a friend?
Looking for a friend?: Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (7 new photos)
A community of kindness
A community of kindness: Seahawks home a display of affection for couple's daughter
Super snacks
Super snacks: Best finger-food recipes to make for the big game
Being there to care
Being there to care: Visits to Children's Hospital inspire Russell Wilson