L.A. Times columnist Bill Plaschke won best column honors from the Associated Press Sports Editors for the second time in three years today. That begs a question: where has Plaschke been? He hasn't had a column in the paper since February 5. A quick email to Times Sports Editor Randy Harvey brings a quick answer. Plaschke, says the boss, has been on vacation finishing a book. He's scheduled to re-appear in the paper tomorrow and resume his regular Friday, Sunday, Wednesday routine, says Harvey.