Here come da judge

Mark Carlson, Herald staff

An appeals court has ruled that the 22-year sentence given to an al-Qaida-trained terrorist who was captured in Port Angeles in 1999 was too lenient.

To satisfy the court, authorities planned to have Ahmed Ressam re-sentenced by Dick Cheney.

Gimme some hooch: In yet another sign of tough economic times, America’s drinkers have been forced to reach down for lower-shelf liquor, such as Popov vodka instead of Grey Goose, or Jose Cuervo tequila instead of Patron.

The money savings came with an unwelcome hitch: pronounced increases in the frequency and intensity of hangovers.

Everyone’s a winner: Oscar nominees were announced Tuesday, including the newly expanded Best Picture field.

With 10 nominees, there’s room for sleeper hits such as “District 9” and “The Blind Side,” a Sandra Bullock movie.

Just think: If the Academy expanded the field to 150 nominees, there’d also be room for Bullock’s other 2009 movie, “All About Steve.”