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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. REELS IN TOW

Talk about some big ones that got away. Sunday's "Battle on Bago," an ice-fishing tournament on Lake Winnebago, Wis., was marred when 36 vehicles parked on the lake fell through the foot-thick ice as temperatures rose, leaving half of them completely submerged. But this is no fish tale: The biggest lunkers landed that day were all reeled in by tow trucks.

2. DUMB AND DUMBER

Morgan State scored a bizarre 73-72 basketball win over Delaware State on Monday night when DSU fans, mistakenly thinking the game was over, stormed the court with 1.1 seconds left -- resulting in a technical foul and the two winning free throws. Not sure whether the fans were given the "T" for delay of game or sheer celebration stupidity.

3. MORE COFFEE, PLEASE

"I went to the Daytona 500," tweeted Dan Daly of the Washington Times, "and the 24 Hours of LeMans broke out."

4. BACKSPINS GALORE

Ex-tennis great Martina Navratilova will compete in this season's "Dancing With The Stars" on ABC-TV. Foot faults, one figures, won't be a problem.

5. ON LAP 73

Mario Andretti turned 72 on Tuesday. In lieu of a birthday cake at the restaurant, he did donuts in the parking lot.

-- Dwight Perry, Seattle Times