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NO COMMENT Mistaken Identity In Rochester, New York, Army Sergeant Percy C. Washington told police he was sorry he shot and killed a woman outside a local church. "I meant to kill my wife," he...

...It's not fun," she told The New York Times...
...Each doll costs $125, and the creator, Xavier Roberts, says, "Maybe it's not for everybody...
...The Last Supper In Toronto, twenty-two-year-old Franco Brun died of asphyxiation after trying to swallow an 874-page pocket Bible...
...When it falls below that point, he explained to a business group in his home district, "it gets like it should not be because you need a pool to draw from...
...When Does Commuting Begin...
...How the Rich Get Richer Japanese businessman Yoshiaki Tsutsumi, described as the world's richest man, says, "We have 30,000 employees and not one uses extra water or paper towels after he uses the restroom...
...The Joys of Joblessness Representative Arthur Ravenal, South Carolina Republican, says an unemployment rate of at least 6 per cent is good for the economy...
...Naval Intelligence According to the magazine Sea Power, the U.S...
...Morphine is a poppy derivative, and the seeds cause positive test results...
...Frontiers of Free Enterprise According to The Washington Post, test marketing is under way for a new diluted-alcohol beverageó a combination of iced tea and beer...
...Navy, as part of an elaborate "nutrient analysis" designed to devise more nourishing, less fattening meals, has reduced its portions of pecan pie from one-sixth to one-eighth of the pie...
...Our Skeptical Age Rosemary Osnato of the Bronx, New York, says some of her neighbors refused to accept her account of being abducted from the roof of her apartment house by gray beings traveling in a spaceship...
...To the Barricades Lamar Berry, vice president for advertising of the Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken and Biscuits franchise chain, says the success of the enterprise amounts to "a people's revolution...
...For the Demented Only The new generation of Cabbage Patch dolls is computer-equipped to let the dolls engage in prerecorded conversation...
...Sweet Smell off Success The manufacturers of Rolls-Royce automobiles have developed an "essence-of-leather" scent for their cars...
...Telling It Like It Is According to the Mobile Register in Alabama, pending legislation to curb the power of political-action committees "should be voted down because it obviously seeks to further minimize the influence of corporate America in our political affairs...
...Hutton brokerage firm, beleaguered by $90 million in losses last year, an unsolicited takeover attempt, and guilty pleas to some 2,000 counts of mail and wire fraud, is boosting morale among its employees by distributing copies of The Hutton Neighborhood Coloring Book and boxes of Crayola crayons...
...Submissions cannot be acknowledged or returned...
...When they find out you think you were abducted by aliens, they treat you like a weirdo, like you wear unmatched outfits or something...
...Games People Play Playtime, a toy manufacturer in New York City, is marketing a line of plastic dolls called Skateboard Smack-Ups, depicting children who have sustained grave traffic injuries...
...Playtime's motto is, "The Toy Company that Cares...
...The World off High Finance The E.F...
...Please send original clippings or photocopies and give name and date of publication...
...Readers are invited to submit No Comment items...
...Prison authorities said they believed Clarizio did not use narcotics but violated rules by eating a bagel with poppy seeds...
...Many people are very leery of fruitcakes in New York...
...Senior Vice President Jerry Walsh explains, "In a company of 18,000 diverse people, what is the lowest possible denominator of understanding...
...I meant to kill my wife," he explained, "but I forgot my glasses...
...Coroner Martin Taylor said the death should be ruled an accident rather than suicide because "the swallowing of the Bible to him was some form of symbolism or allegory, as though he was trying to purge himself of the devil by consuming religion...
...Seeds of Destruction In Bridgeport, Connecticut, Anthony Clarizio was ordered out of a half-way house and sent to Federal prison after a urine test showed positive for morphine...
...In Los Angeles, a municipal judge found Debra Hall guilty of using a freeway ramp restricted to car-poolers, rejecting her argument that her unborn baby qualified as a passenger...

Vol. 51 • November 1987 • No. 11


 
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