News Clips— Saints/Sinners

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Jimi Hendrix collectors rejoice: The guitar icon's boyhood home is for sale on eBay (lot not included). Billionaire Paul Allen isn't interested: He's too busy sorting his collections of Hendrix's pocket lint and toenail clippings.

Cell phone-using motorists drew the wrath of City Council member Jim Compton after he spotted a fellow driver making a call and eating an apple while driving. Fortunately, apple consumption is protected under the state constitution.

Mount Rainier released a torrent of glacial water and mud in hopes of getting media respect as one tough, mean peak. Says the newly dangerous mountain: "One story a month from now on, or Orting gets it."

The Seattle Mariners, longtime opponents of street-corner ticket scalping, are using the team's Web site to let season ticket holders sell their seats for above face value. An M's official responds: "Hey, we just want our percentage."

Toilet owners seeking $40 rebates for installing low-flow models mobbed an Eastside redemption center. Who says there's nothing to do in Bellevue on the weekends?

Slumlord Derek Brown avoided a jail stay by moving into his own rat-infested Des Moines apartment complex. Brown offered to hold a barbecue for his new neighbors; they asked him to order pizza instead.

 
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