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posted by October 26 at 8:42 AMon
Iraq: Bush can’t shut up about it; his fellow republicans want to talk about other things.
Profits: Exxon Mobil reported earnings of $10.5 billion for the third quarter.
Casualties: 96 U.S. soldiers killed this month in Iraq.
Boeing: Dumping hundreds of millions of dollars into 787, freaking out investors in the process.
Abortion: Anti-abortion protesters, idealistic students clash at the University of Washington.
Sex: A Thurston County deputy prosecutor was arrested for allegedly humping up a storm in a woman’s restroom at Qwest Field during last Sunday’s Seahawks game. On a related note: A local alternative weekly Managing Editor was mocked by his friends after allegedly tumbling over a row of seats and landing on his ass in a drunken stupor during that same game.
Basketball: The prayers of Sonic fans everywhere have been answered: Team president Wally Walker is on his way out.
Hornets!: From the Seattle P.I.
A swarm of yellow jackets went wild Wednesday morning and stung high school students in Renton after at least one pupil stepped on a nest big enough to fill a five-gallon bucket.
The yellow jackets left their stingers in 44 students at Liberty High School, said Sara Niegowski, spokeswoman for the Issaquah School District, which has jurisdiction over the campus.
While some students were only stung once, others were hit multiple times. Niegowski described the yellow jackets as “very irritated” and said there was a “fair amount of swatting and running.”