Friday, June 20, 2008

Keep BART Nice and Dry, Lynette Sweet!

By Chris Thompson
Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 8:51 AM

Now, this is how you write a lede. Check out the Chron's piece on new BART efforts to let people drink coffee on the trains. Board member Lynette Sweet was demonstrating a new mug with a "dead man's trigger," a device to seal fluid inside if the holder drops the mug. Sweet dropped the mug, et voila; fluid gushed out and pooled near a BART escalator. "The first word out of her mouth can't be printed in a family newspaper," wrote Rachel Gordon. "'I'm going to assume the top wasn't properly affixed,' Sweet quickly explained."

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