War trophy

War trophy

Herald reporter Debra Smith tracks down the mystery of the missing Clark Park cannon. She learns that it’s likely a horse-drawn artillery piece that was made in 1904 and placed in the Everett park in the 1920s.

Which raises the question: One hundred years from now, wi

ll children visiting city parks get to climb on decommissioned cruise missiles and JDAM-guided smart bombs?

Flat line: Retirees and disabled people will get a small cost-of-living increase in their Social Security benefits. But for most folks, the increase will be wiped out by rising Medicare premiums.

Look at the bright side. If you were still working, your wages likely would be frozen as well — unless, of course, you’re an investment banker instead of a Wal-Mart greeter.

Don’t you have spellcheck? A Dear Abby correspondent advises that it’s OK to ask that a letter of recommendation be retyped if it contains typos. In fact, she asked just that of Donald Trump when the magnate’s secretary sent her Eagle Scout son a typo-riddled souvenir letter as a gift.

After the corrected letter was dropped in the mail, The Donald chastised the secretary for typing “Your fired.”

— Mark Carlson, The Herald

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