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Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Sweet and sour

Leaves a bad taste in one's mouth: The makers of the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes are being criticized for using the brand names of Tootsie Rolls, Thin Mints and other sweets, to name the flavors used in e-cigs. The candy makers are upset about trademark infringement, and health officials are certain the flavors and names make them easier to market to kids.

That's nonsense. If the tobacco companies wanted to market e-cigs to children, they'd use cute cartoon characters, like a camel, or classic heroes, like a cowboy, to influence kids.



Smarter than the average bear: Federal biologists plan to begin trapping and tagging grizzly bears in the Grand Teton National Park to keep tabs on the Greater Yellowstone grizzlies. The precise location of the traps will not be publicized, officials said, because biologists don't want anyone to interfere with their work.

The biologists already have to contend with the bears tweeting the location of traps with their smartphones.



Young gun: Seattle Mariner right-hander Chris Young pitched six innings of no-hit ball in the M's win against the Angels, improving his season record to 4-2 and his Safeco record to 5-0.

Mariner GM Jack Zduriencik (pronounced “hapless”) immediately began looking for a washed-up hitter to trade for Young.




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