Everyone Loves a Freebie

You're a big-city mayor. You want a political party to hold its convention in your town. One (or both) of the party-site selection committees is coming to evaluate. What do you do? Bribe them with gifts! Here are some of the items that site selectors have been given. --Richard Woodbury and Ian Judson

BY BOSTON (seeking the Democratic Convention): Palm Pilots; silver Paul Revere bowls; Rockport shoes

BY DENVER (Democratic): An autographed Broncos football; stuffed toy buffaloes; a cell phone; a putter

BY INDIANAPOLIS (G.O.P.): A video of Hoosiers; an Indy race-car helmet; a polo shirt with the G.O.P. 2K logo

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