Bright Idea. In Chicago, a court order forbade Nick Messina to throw lighted matches at his mother-in-law.
Dictatorial. In Dade County, Fla., voters decided they didn't want a district attorney named Frank O. Spain.
Place & Show. In Omaha, Marty Kaplan, ahead in the last lap of a swimming race, put on his stretch drive, swam right out of his trunks, got rattled, finished second.
Live Subject. In London, a hotel guest complained of being asked to lie down to have his white tie tied. Reason: the valet used to be an undertaker.