Trust us on the sunscreen

Jon Bauer, Herald staff

Hell-bent for leather: The U.S. surgeon general is warning of a 200 percent jump in deadly skin cancer cases since 1973, specifically blaming sunbathing and indoor tanning beds as the greatest threat. “We need to … shatter the myth that tanned skin is somehow a sign of health,” a federal health official said.

For the fashion conscious, that means pasty white is the new orange.

Cialis! Viagra! Levitra! Pay day loans! A 30-year-old entrepreneur wants to do away email and all the time spent sifting through spam to get to relevant messages by replacing the crucial business tool with a network similar to that of Facebook and Twitter that he’s dubbed Asana.

Or at least that’s what we’ve gleaned from all the spam about Asana that’s clogging our email inbox.

Call AAA? The Washington State Ferry Tacoma reportedly lost power Tuesday afternoon in the middle of its run between Seattle and Bainbridge Island. The ferry dropped anchor while it waited for a tow back to shore.

“Darn,” said the 405 passengers on board, who found seats on the sun deck, flipped down their sunglasses, got out a book and sent an email to the boss telling him they weren’t sure when they’d be back on land.