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Thinking about the iPhone, Starbucks’ Trenta and more


Think...different? Sorry, iPhone, but you lost your exclusivity with the recent Verizon announcement. You also lost this iNerd to one of the Windows 7 smart phones. And I have to say it: I haven’t had a dropped call yet. — Mark Adams, listings coordinator

For the city that never sleeps Starbucks just announced it’ll be adding the 31-ounce Trenta to its menu in 14 states, including Nevada. Apparently the outcry from coffee drinkers here was that they didn’t have to pee enough. — Ken Miller, associate editor

Budget crunch Our governor has been throwing around “shared sacrifice” a lot, and Monday he’ll unveil his budget. Wonder if that sacrifice will extend to our mining industry and large, untaxed corporations. — John P. McDonnall, copy editor

Here's a tip According to the 2010 Zagat survey, local Vegas diners tip an average of 19.4 percent, well above cities like LA (18.7 percent) and Seattle (18.6 percent). We may be broke, but don’t call us cheap. — Sarah Feldberg, editor

What, taller? The Stratosphere announced a more than $20 million reimagining of the property. “Reimagining”? Odd choice of words. — Kristen Peterson, staff writer

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Mark Adams joined the Las Vegas Weekly in 2010 and now serves as the magazine’s web editor. You can also ...

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Sarah Feldberg is the editor of Las Vegas Weekly magazine. A veteran journalist, Feldberg previously worked as the Weekly's web ...

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Kristen Peterson joined the Las Vegas Sun in 1998 as a general assignment reporter. In 2003, she turned her focus ...

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