The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions
Herald staff | jbauer@heraldnet.com
Published: Saturday, February 8, 2014, 1:00 a.m.

Made his day

Magnum-force Heimlich: A man choking on a piece of cheese in Pebble Beach, Calif., on Wednesday was saved by none other than Clint Eastwood. The flint-eyed movie icon, 83, performed the Heimlich maneuver with such gusto that he lifted the 202-pound man off the ground several times.

What’s more, each thrust was accompanied by an Eastwoodian growl of “Do you feel lucky? Well do you?”

His old flame: The Vladimir Putin Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, got under way Friday with a nationalistic opening ceremony that culminated with Putin’s rumored girlfriend helping to light the Olympic torch.

From his box seat high above the stadium floor, Putin announced “I declare the 2014 Winter Olympics open — c’mon baby light my fire.”

In other Olympics news, 5,000 cups of Greek yogurt intended for American athletes is stuck at a New Jersey airport because of a U.S.-Russia trade dispute.

This means our athletes are stuck with Russian yogurt that, like the Sochi Olympic village, must have been hastily slapped together, because the label warns, “Please Do Not Place in Mouth, May Be Toxic.”

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff


Subscribe to Daily headlines
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent The Buzz posts

digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...
HeraldNet Classifieds

HeraldNet highlights

A very slow invasion
A very slow invasion: Non-native snails take over the Northwest
Girls H.S. Athlete of the Year
Girls H.S. Athlete of the Year: Lynnwood High School three-sport star Mikayla Pivec
Boys H.S. Athlete of the Year
Boys H.S. Athlete of the Year: Lake Stevens High School quarterback Jacob Eason
In all its glory
In all its glory: The North Cascades on display at the Burke Museum