Heirloom. In Newark, Ohio, James E. Shrider, pleading guilty to carrying a concealed weapon, explained that the butcher knife was merely a keepsake, given to him by his grandmother.

Home Industries. In Concord, N.H., the State Planning & Development Commission hastened to squelch some ugly rumors with a press release: "... There is no connection between New Hampshire's reputation as [an] outstanding ski state and the fact that [we make] 75% of all wooden crutches."

Long Count. In St. Paul, Mrs. Jeanette Darling, suing for divorce, testified that her husband had not been home since he went off to Shelby, Mont, to see...

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