• It's been a week since Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons blew up the sports pages and gay blogs when he said a gay player coming out of the closet would be a "selfish act" that would "divide the team." His point was clear: The gay player rumored to be coming out soon should stay in the closet. Seattle Seahawks management has been silent. After about a dozen calls and e-mails to their communications office to ask if the team believes it would be a selfish, divisive act for a player to come out, they finally responded this week. "We're not going to comment," said Seahawks spokeswoman Suzanne Lavender. "You know, it's just his personal view." Why won't the Seattle Seahawks take a position on Clemons's antigay comments? "We haven't gotten that many fan comments," Lavender explained. But she refused to provide a phone number or an e-mail address for the fans to comment. So apparently this is how it works: The team gauges whether it needs to make a statement based on how many fans comment, but—pyschthere is no way for fans to comment.

• The Seattle Police Department still hasn't returned its two surveillance drones to the vendor that sold them to the city for $41,000 each, even though the mayor promised in February to return the drones when he shut down the program. When asked why, SPD spokesman Sergeant Sean Whitcomb said, "They were gently used and the return policy had expired. Something to that effect."

• Starting May 1, new rules take effect providing a special exemption to take miniature horses into restaurants as service animals (in addition to dogs). Previous rules had "a much broader definition of service animals," explains Seattle & King County Public Health spokeswoman Hilary Karasz. But mini horses made the cut, it seems.

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• Sources at city hall have been joking about their bold new plan to save the city's precious Space Needle views after the big rezone of South Lake Union raises building heights: Give the Space Needle an additional 400 feet in height limits, so they can prop the whole thing up on a giant pedestal for the whole city to see. Genius!

• Flyers are going up on light poles and into mailboxes on Capitol Hill from a group calling itself Seattle Speaks Up, encouraging people to sign a petition stop a "frenzy of development." The people behind the group, who want to reverse 2010 rules allowing taller buildings in neighborhoods, are completely anonymous and have not responded to requests for comment. recommended

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