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The skinny: Seattle pinball museum is fun from every era

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Seattle pinball museum is fun from every era

For $13, you can play pinball until your arms fall off at Seattle's working pinball museum. The two-story storefront in Seattle's International District is filled with games from every era from the 1960s to today. The museum, which houses about 50 or so machines, started in 2010 as one couple's obsession and grew to be something they wanted to share with others. The museum, which is run by Cindy and Charlie Martin, averages about 15,000 visitors a year.

Exit to remember

Politician resigns using Klingon

Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before. On Thursday, David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation from the Indian Trail Town Council in North Carolina. Waddell says he opted to use Klingon, the language of a warrior race on the Star Trek TV shows and movies, as an inside joke. Mayor Michael Alvarez is calling the letter unprofessional. Waddell says he is resigning at the end of this month.

Grouchy grandma

You won't like her when she's thirsty

Grandma apparently really needed that beer, so much so that she went to jail for it. Rosie Pate, 68, was arrested Wednesday night in Memphis after she made a non-emergency call to 911. Her problem? Her granddaughter refused to go out and buy her a beer. So Pate slapped the young lady in the face, then called 911 "for police assistance in getting a beer," according to the affidavit. Pate was charged with domestic assault and making a non-emergency call to 911.

Muscular menace

Strong thief takes 250-pound safe

Massachusetts police are searching for a strong-armed thief who carried a 250-pound safe out of a restaurant. Kevin Hynes says a man walked out of his Stockholders Restaurant in Weymouth on Sunday night lugging the vault. Surveillance video shows the man carrying a large object wrapped in a trash bag. No arrests have been made. Hynes says he has bought an even heavier safe and bolted it to the floor.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The skinny: Seattle pinball museum is fun from every era 01/03/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 3, 2014 9:07pm]
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