Seattle sports fans finally had a multiteam week to remember, with the Mariners 15-4 start against division rivals and a promising Seahawks draft. To make things nearly perfect, the Sonics stopped playing.
Local book lovers absorb a double blow, as an antitrust suit by independent booksellers against national giants Barnes & Noble and Borders fizzles and the Seattle Times trims its Sunday book review pages.
Bill Gates has taken a national survey that named Microsoft as the company Americans would most like to see running the US government to heart: On his lunch hour last Wednesday, he purchased a half-dozen Congressmen.
Chicago residents were plagued by a visit from tax-break-hungry Boeing executives; ordinary citizens got in on the act by tucking dollar bills into Phil Condit's trousers.
Could things be better for Ron Sims? His prospective opponent in the county exec race is Kirkland City Council member Santos Contreras—a man best known for losing a legislative primary to Seattle Weekly football columnist Luke Esser.
US Sen. Maria Cantwell is under scrutiny by federal regulators over an alleged "sweetheart deal" on a personal loan she used to finance her campaign. Some great deal—it enabled her to keep all her supervaluable RealNetworks stock.