Refuse to infuse

Refuse to infuse

The Idaho State Police are cracking down on the practice of bars and restaurants infusing alcohol with other flavors, such as bacon and basil.

Authorities claim it’s a food-safety issue, but we suspect Idaho’s spud purists just doesn’t want anything to come between vodka drinkers and the taste of its famous potatoes.

Best in show: It’s time for walkies. CNBC begins coverage Monday night at 8 of “The 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show” from Madison Square Garden.

Noting the popularity of the frolicking puppies in Puppy Bowl XI on Animal Planet last Sunday during Super Bowl XLVII, ESPN has scheduled counterprogramming during the dog show: football players romping, rough-housing and playing with chew toys.

Speaking of football: Recalling his high school football days 65 years earlier, an 82-year-old Longview man Friday tackled a 27-year-old burglary suspect, enabling police to collar the guy.

If that sounds like a miracle, well, it is: The tackling octogenarian’s name is Terry Miracle.

— Jon Bauer and Mark Carlson, Herald staff

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Nov. 24

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Keillor: Don’t count calories today; count your blessings

Load up your plate with gratitude for the gifts of Providence, from profiteroles to procrastination.

Commentary: Test your knowledge of Thanksgiving

Don’t try talking turkey until your know the facts.

Dionne: Warts and all, reason to be thankful for journalism

How one editor, a World War II vet, encouraged what reporters still strive for in each day’s work.

Milbank: Since you asked, Sarah, this is what I’m thankful for

For starters: I’m thankful for the Founders’ checks and balances that stand between us and despotism.

Having gratitude for others enhances our lives

I am thankful for gratitude because it makes me focus on the… Continue reading

Thankful for care provided by Providence Breast Center

It is always important to take time to count one’s blessings. I… Continue reading

Providence guild’s volunteers make a difference

As we celebrate Thanksgiving and enter this joyful holiday season, I appreciate… Continue reading

Most Read