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Close Call at SeaTac
Several hundred international passengers are happy to be on solid ground at SeaTac airport today. A sub-orbital operated by JAL narrowly avoided a collision with an unregistered LAV while on approach to the landing strip. Airport officials stated that only “sheer luck” prevented a disastrous collision. “Those beasts (sub-orbitals) handle like a brick in a hurricane. They don’t turn once they’re on approach”, stated one of the ATRs on duty at the time.
The identity of the LAV pilot is unknown, and scrambled SeaTac security vehicles were unable to catch the craft. JAL officials are calling for a review of airport security measures and a crackdown on all traffic within the sub-orbital and semi-ballistic approach vectors.
Brackhaven Cabinet Rocked by Allegations
Allegations of financial impropriety have put the Brackhaven administration on the defensive. An inside source has leaked recordings of monthly meetings which include details of insider trading and influence peddling involving the most prominent cabinet ministers.
Opposition hopefuls have jumped on the tapes as evidence that the Brackhaven government is rife with corruption. Governor Kenneth Brackhaven has declared the recordings are frauds and forgeries, stating that he has full confidence that his cabinet ministers have done nothing wrong. Lone Star officials said only that an investigation into the matter is ongoing.
Trid Star Checks In
Representatives of disgraced celebrity Markie Morris announced that he will check himself into the Lindsay Lohan Center in Bellevue as part of his plea-bargain deal with the courts. Morris’ agent stated that the star “admits he has a problem with BTL chips and wants to get clean to regain the respect of his fans”. The trid star was arrested late last month for possession and trafficking the highly dangerous and illegal chips.
The Lohan Center provides rehabilitation programs to the rich and famous. Although now well respected in the addictions community, the Center was criticized heavily in the 2060’s for its involvement in numerous unsavory research projects.
Shootout at the MCT Corral
The early morning calm in downtown Seattle was shattered by the sounds of gunfire and explosions at the Mitsuhama North America facility. A brief shootout between MCT security guards and several unidentified intruders spilled into the street and culminated in a high speed chase onto the I-5. Lone Star pursuit vehicles intercepted MCT security and pursued the intruders for several kilometers along the I-5, I-90, and I-405. The intruders eluded the police in Snohomish’s residential areas and a house to house manhunt been unsuccessful.
The MCT guards were held for questioning and released this morning after the corporation posted bail. Megacorp officials later released a statement that the intrusion was a minor incident and that no significant damage was done to corporate property, personnel or assets.
Vashon Executive Injured in Attack
Fashion house executive Victor Vallence is recovering today in hospital after being attacked in his home last night. Mr. Vallence was discovered at 11 pm by a friend who was worried about his absence from a dinner party. He was rushed to OMRC and admitted with severe head injuries. Hospital officials predict that Mr. Vallance will fully recover from the assault.
Investigators have not issued a statement about the incident. An unnamed Vashon executive has stated that the prime suspect is Derek Penn, the man who disrupted the summer show earlier this month. Penn’s claim that Vashon had stolen his designs was suggested as the prime motivation behind the attack.
Greenwar Bomb Kills Four
An explosion rocked northern Everett yesterday as a car-bomb exploded on the busy Marine View Drive, outside the UCASAF Emergency Services Clinic. The blast killed four and injured dozens of bystanders during the evening rush hour. The car belonged to the UCAS Deputy Minister for Homeland Security, Claude Chartrand, who was touring Everett Naval Shipyard with his family.
The radical eco-terrorist group, Greenwar, has claimed responsibility for the bombing, citing the “longstanding murder of innocent species and nature by the Military-Industrial Complex” as justification. Greenwar media spokesperson, Valerie Briggs, placed the blame for the explosion squarely at the feet of President Colleton for failing to stop the planned expansion of UCASAF training facilities in the suburb.