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Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

There’s the pitch

There's the pitch

A diamond is forever: The Everett AquaSox minor league baseball team is looking for an engaged couple who are game to get married before a home game at Everett Memorial Stadium. Along with a pre-game ceremony on the field, the couple will throw out the first pitch.

And if Frog outfielders are struggling this summer, the eligible woman who catches the bride's bouquet will be given a glove and sent to left field.



New wheels, Fred? A technology company in California's Silicon Valley has developed what it calls Beam, a teleconferencing device that puts a video screen on top of a 5-foot motorized caddy and allows people from across the globe to work remotely but virtually wander an office then meet with others who are on their TVs-atop-Roombas.

The "telepresence-robots" have lots of advantages in cutting business travel costs, but it's not likely to eliminate problems with sexual harassment in the office: "Jim, stop staring at my servo motors; my eyes are up here."



Sorry, boss, I hab a code: A survey by a temporary staffing agency found that almost half of American workers, 47 percent, admit to fibbing when taking sick leave. Only 42 percent said they never lie to get extra vacation.

The same 42 percent do complain of eye strain from their eyes rolling into the back of their heads when co-workers call in sick.

--Jon Bauer, Herald staff

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