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 | jbauer@heraldnet.com
Published: Friday, October 11, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

A coffee break in the shutdown crisis

Americanos for America: Starbucks is throwing itself into the government shutdown crisis in Washington, D.C. The coffee chain is asking customers at its 11,000 U.S. locations to sign petitions calling for the government to be reopened, for debts to be paid on time and a long-term budget deal to be passed by the end of the year.

Maybe it'll work. Nothing puts an emphasis on public opinion like coffee stains and biscotti crumbs.

--

Please pillage responsibly: Herald movie critic Robert Horton praises Tom Hanks' performance in "Captain Phillips," drawn from the 2009 hijacking of a cargo ship by Somali pirates.

We're just surprised Hollywood producers didn't insist on rewrites that would have subbed out the Somali pirates for Captain Morgan and Jack Sparrow.

--

Dead to the world: An Ohio man who disappeared in 1986 and was declared legally dead in 1994 has reappeared and is asking a court to change the ruling so he can get a driver's license and his Social Security number. His ex-wife opposes the request because she'd have to pay back death benefits.

Isn't that just like an ex-wife: Can't live with her; can't be declared alive without her.

--


Sign up for HeraldNet headlines Newsletter
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent The Buzz posts

  • In therapy  Oct. 22
  • Better pull over  Oct. 21
  • Vox unpopuli  Oct. 20
  • Buy a vowel  Oct. 18
  • Comcastoff  Oct. 16

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

Who are these people?
Who are these people?: Before you vote, get to know the candidates
Waiting for a home
Waiting for a home: Animals up for adoption at NOAH (updated photo gallery)
Herald endorsements
Herald endorsements: Opinions on election races from the Herald Editorial Board
By land or by water
By land or by water: Packrafts open up entire landscapes to explorers
SnoCoSocial