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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. DRAWING BOARD 101

This month's best out-of-the-box innovation is:

a) A hikers' outhouse on top of Mount Everest.

b) The Japanese toilet bike.

c) Rock-'Em Sock-'Em Robots, featuring Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh.

2. HOLDING THE BAG DEPT.

Tiger Woods, after splitting with caddie Steve Williams, is now going with Joe LaCava. Here's hoping Tiger got a pre-nup this time.

3. PASS THE BUG-WEISER

"A recent study showed drinking beer can help ward off mosquitoes," wrote Brad Rock of Salt Lake City's Desert News. "Come to think of it, has anyone ever seen a can of OFF! at a Raiders game?"

4. A CLEAN HIT

Titans rookie defensive back Tommie Campbell was once a janitor at the Pittsburgh International Airport. No wonder he does so well during garbage time.

5. AGE OF WONDER

An unnamed actress is suing Amazon.com for more than $1 million for revealing her age on its Internet Movie Database website. "Why didn't we think of that?" about 500 Dominican ballplayers moaned.

-- Dwight Perry, Seattle Times