Sunday's Chicago Tribune led with a story about the crony-lovin' policies of Mayor Richard M. Daley, who was re-elected for the fifth time in 2003:
…Federal prosecutors are alleging that top Daley aides committed hiring fraud by conducting sham interviews and falsifying documents. Authorities said the scheme was intended to reward political workers loyal to the mayor's campaign organization and to get around a decades-old court decree against patronage hiring.
Inside, the paper ran a story about a California town that elected a goat named Opie mayor in 2003:
"Opie stands for why so many people moved out here," said Nancy Ross, a stylist at Anza Barber & Beauty. "We don't want some human sitting on a throne."
The goat beat out three men, including the incumbent, Carl Long, who did not return calls seeking comment.