Miscellany: Father

In Pittsburgh Lawrence Reed, 8, swore. Father John Reed seized a glowing poker, seared Lawrence Reed's lips.


In Spokane, Wash., Harper Joy, investment banker, for his summer vacation joined a circus as a clown.


Near Kolhapur, India, a snake dropped from a tree onto a ferryboat. The passengers rushed to the other side of the boat, which turned over, drowned 100.


In Cleveland two months ago, William Chase, 26, entered City Hospital as a psychopathic patient. Week ago, as he was about to be released as...

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