People: Feb. 10, 1986

His characters tend to get frustrated with bureaucracy and take the law into their own hands. But if voters make Clint Eastwood's day on April 8, he will be the top bureaucrat handling the law in the picturesque California hamlet of Carmel-by-the-Sea (pop. 4,700). Last week, listing his profession as director-producer, Eastwood, 55, filed a petition to run for mayor. Complaining that the incumbent was ineffectual, the new candidate wrote, "We need leadership, experience and some old-fashioned logic to get back on the track." He pledged to deal with such problems as parking, tourism and water. Imagine, Dirty Harry worried about...

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