'Eiffel Tower' made of cork up for auction in Edmonds February 21, 2013
Pursuit of 'stuff' led to downfall of Jesse Jackson Jr. February 21, 2013
Office Depot agrees to buy OfficeMax in stock deal February 20, 2013
Jesse Jackson Jr., wife face prison after pleas February 20, 2013
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to spending $750,000 in campaign funds on a host of luxury merchandise, including a $43,000 Rolex (Page A3).
Jackson wept profusely and expressed sorrow for the misuse of funds -- and, we can only assume, for the fact that now he has no shot at scoring a pair of one of those cool Google glasses.
Office Office: Office Depot has agreed to buy rival OfficeMax and merge the two office-supply companies into a single entity.
The deal shocked and confused America, which had assumed all along that Office Depot and OfficeMax already were the same company.
A corker of a tower: An Edmonds couple built a 7-foot-tall model of the Eiffel Tower, using hundreds of wine corks.
With that much wine involved, you'd think that a model of the Leaning Tower of Pisa might have been a more suitable project.
-- Mark Carlson, Herald staff
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