The Sentinel's new managing editor, Dale Shrull, has introduced an intermittent segment called "Miscellaneous."
Sometimes, readers have questions that don't require a full-blown news story, but still deserve answers. The Miscellaneous segment covers those on an as-needed basis. For example, a reader wanted to know why convenience stores scan his identification card when he buys a pack of smokes. Turns out, it's not for collecting data — just verifying that an I.D. card hasn't been doctored.