1. Sinking Feeling
U.S. submarine, the Greeneville , struck and sank the Ehime Maru , a Japanese fishing boat, off the Hawaiian coast on Feb. 9. Nine Japanese, including four teenage students, died in what amounted to a joyride for the sub, complete with maneuvers conducted for civilians who had donated money to the Navy. The Japanese public was further outraged when the sub's commander, though reprimanded, was not court-martialed. The Navy, after admitting responsibility, is now negotiating compensation with the families of the dead.

2. Last Laugh
It's good to be King, but it's better to be the court...

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