Nation: Reversed Roles

It had been a folksy campaign talk, pleasantly short. The voters who had gathered in the United Congregational Christian Church of Conneaut, Ohio, picked up their coffee and cake, looked around to chat with the candidate. He was not in sight. Newsmen, along to report the gubernatorial campaign in one of the nation's key races, finally found Republican James Allen Rhodes, 53, dribbling a basketball in the church gym.

"How much do you weigh, Jim?" asked a reporter. "Oh, about 193." "Di Salle's got you beat—he weighs 208." "Yes." replied the 6-ft. Rhodes, rubbing his stomach, "but I'm in better shape."

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