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Oral arguments presented for giant purple octopus mural

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WALLA WALLA, Wash.—Oral arguments for both sides were presented Thursday for the case of the giant purple octopus mural above a toy store in Walla Walla.

Months ago a judge ruled the mural above the Inland Octopus Toy Store must come down, because the 150 square foot artwork violates the city's sign code.  The owner, Bob Catsiff, never removed it.  Instead, Catsiff appealed.

Thursday oral arguments were presented in the Washington State Court of Appeals in Spokane.

"The oral argument was for half an hour.  The judges asked very few questions.  They didn't give any indication on where they're leaning on the decision," says Tim Donaldson, Walla Walla City Attorney.

Now the Court of Appeals will look over the oral arguments.  In about 90 to 180 days the court will have a written decision.