La Différence. In Detroit, embarrassed because her first name sounded too masculine, Mrs. Eddie Jefferson petitioned to have it changed to Billie.
By the Book. In Trapani, Sicily, after he tried to commit suicide and missed, Giuseppe Cavallo was jailed, told it is illegal to shoot oneself without a firearms permit.
Preventive War. In Melbourne, Australia, thieves broke into the Pedigree Publications printing plant, stole 10,000 copies of a new police booklet on crime prevention.
The Bad Seed. In London, after arresting 15-year-old Frank Watt and a 17-year-old companion for robbing Watt's stepfather of $28 at knifepoint, police found an entry in Frank's diary:...