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POLICE: 'HERO' SAVED OTHERS IN SEATTLE SHOOTINGS: SEATTLE (AP) — Someone inside an artsy Seattle cafe where a gunman opened fire threw stools at the assailant during a shooting rampage police described as "callous, horrific and cold," a move that allowed others to run to safety.

Ian Lee Stawicki was armed with two .45-caliber handguns and began shooting Wednesday morning at Cafe Racer, killing four people. Police said he fled and later killed a female motorist, taking off with her SUV.

Stawicki later killed himself as police closed in.

Police said more people could have been injured or even killed at the cafe were it not for the actions of the man, whom they identified only as "Lawrence." They did not say whether he was a patron or an employee.

"The hero picked up a stool and threw it at the suspect. Hit him. Picked up another stool, as the suspect is shooting and now pointing (a gun) at him and hits him with another stool," Assistant Chief Jim Pugel said.

"During that time, two or possibly three, people made their escape," he said, adding, "He saved three lives."

POLICE SAY OHIO WOMAN BROKE INTO HOUSE TO CLEAN IT: ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Police in suburban Cleveland say a woman who owns a cleaning service broke into a house and washed the dishes, took out the trash, and vacuumed before leaving a handwritten bill with her name on it.

And police say it might not be the first time.

The woman, Sue Warren of Elyria, is in jail on a burglary charge.

Police in Westlake say Warren broke into a home last week and began tidying up, but she didn't take anything. They say she then wrote out a bill for $75 on a napkin and included her name and address.

One officer says Warren told him she does it all the time.

SUPERSIZED HEN EGG IN TEXAS HAD ANOTHER EGG INSIDE: ABILENE, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman who discovered an egg the size of a baseball in her chicken coop was even more surprised by what she found when she cracked it open: another full egg.

Cookie Smith of Abilene found what she calls the "mutant super egg" in her three-hen, two-nest coop earlier this week.

It was an inch longer and three times heavier than a normal egg. Smith initially took pictures of the egg and showed photos to her co-workers at an Abilene hospital.

"One of the doctors said he's nearly 80 years old and he'd never seen anything like it," she said.

She cracked it open only after an Abilene Reporter-News photographer accompanied her home. When she cracked open the enormous egg, inside was a large yolk — and another intact normal-sized egg.

Smith said the eggs may have been OK to eat, but she opted to pass.

ARIZONA MAN'S HEIRS GET CASH FOUND HIDDEN IN WALLS: PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona court says a man's heirs are entitled to $500,000 cash that was found in the walls of his former home years after he died.

The Court of Appeals ruling Thursday upholds a judge's decision that the money, stashed in ammunition cans inside the walls, belongs to Robert Spann's estate.

Spann died in 2001. According to the ruling, his daughters found stocks, bonds, cash and gold hidden in his suburban Phoenix home before they sold it seven years later.

The couple who bought the home in Paradise Valley claimed the cash after a worker found it in the walls during kitchen and bathroom remodeling.

The Court of Appeals said that legally, the money was only mislaid, not abandoned, so it still belonged to Spann's estate.