Per Deum. In Manila, the Municipal Board refused to grant a travel allowance to Councilor Hermenegildo Gonzaga, offered instead a one-minute prayer for his safety abroad.
Hessian. In Birmingham. England. Nick Brookes, manager of a Royal S.P.C.A. home for the protection and care of animals, resigned to become handler of foxhounds for the West Warwickshire Hunt.
Educated Breath. In Memphis, a motorist was asked by a cop if he would submit to a drunkometer test, pulled himself together, said, "Yes, I'm a college graduate."
Soft Suds. In Palm Springs, Calif., when bus passage was denied...