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Bottoms up: As the state moves to turn over sales of alcohol to the private sector it’s begun the process of auctioning off its liquor stores. The minimum bid is $1,000, but the state is likely to get significantly more for each store.

But winning bidders will have to take the bad with the good, which means a share of the state’s stock of One-Eyed Pete’s Bathtub Gin, which has been aging in the stockroom since the end of Prohibition.

Atlas smirked: The 19-foot tall P-I globe that now sits atop the former offices of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which stopped printing in 2009, will be saved. A museum is launching a campaign to move and restore the Seattle icon. The public will be asked for suggestions as to where to put the globe.

Our suggestion: Balance it on the back of the Seattle Art Museum’s Hammering Man sculpture; it’s time he did some multi-tasking.

Takes a lot of brass: A string of tuba thefts in Southern California is leaving high school marching bands with less oompah. Police blame the growing popularity of Latino banda music known for its polka influences.

Snatching and running off with a 50-pound brass instrument can’t be easy. We suggest police check the hospitals for patients with hernia complaints.

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