News Clips— Mayoral/Amoral

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Bartender/artist/mayoral candidate Caleb Schaber's roommates' movie rehearsal with a phony firearm drew gun-toting cops to his home. Things worked out great: The police held their fire, and he got his name in the paper.

Dozens of Ichiro fans braved a cold night on the sidewalk outside Safeco Field to get a bobblehead doll of their favorite Mariner. If only the team could also give them a life.

Okanogan's Buckhorn Mountain won't be blasted to kingdom come, as the Slade Gorton-backed open pit gold mine has been shelved. Quipped one mine owner: "We spent $80 million, and all we got was this lousy ex-senator."

Major League Soccer officials are a bunch of angry guys in short pants because the Seahawks want artificial turf, not grass, in their new stadium. Sorry, soccer dudes, a tie goes to the league with the television contract.

Seattle residents have one more reason to be proud: We were tops among 21 metro areas in drug-related emergency room trips. Perhaps this might be a good theme for another wacky Mayor Schell campaign ad.

Sound Transit lost another top executive last week. The tri-county rapid transit agency is considering another ballot measure in hopes of collecting enough taxpayer money to buy a break.

 
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