Chips Are Down. In Chicago, Donald J. Dalman, 40, was sentenced to three years in jail for writing phony checks on a check-writing machine he won in a poker game.
Overdrive Test. In Bellflower, Calif., Truck Driver Lon F. Allen, 27, explained why he tried to run over a highway patrolman: "I wanted to prove I was not afraid of a policeman."
Mind Cure. In Atlanta, taking a tolerant view of the bigamy charge against Jackson L. Langford, 96, the solicitor general said that he probably got mixed up through "just being absent-minded.''