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Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

We’re just going to skip autumn altogether

Just 98 days until Christmas: Still a few days short of autumn and retailers already are gearing up for holiday shoppers, and by holiday, we don't mean Columbus Day.

The good news: Dad might as well leave the Christmas lights on the house all year. The bad news: You'll still have to dust the fruitcake periodically.

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Blather, rinse, repeat: The superintendent for the school district in Vancouver, Wash., had a shower installed in his office restroom over the summer at the cost of $4,000. The official said a shower before evening meetings would increase his productivity.

Recognizing a good idea when we see one, The Buzz suggests a similar move for the Everett School District. But to save money, we think squirt guns should be handed out before school board meetings.

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That's a funny way to hold a bankruptcy document: FriendFinder, which publishes Penthouse magazine, announced it had filed for bankruptcy protection. Penthouse, like other magazines, has struggled to compete with online content.

But print isn't completely dead. The court had to make extra copies of the bankruptcy filing because it included a section on the Girls of Chapter 11.

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