Foreign News: Why? Why?

The night of St. Jean's Eve, June 23, is the occasion in France of fireworks, bonfires and merrymaking. In bustling Perpignan, a city of 70,000 near the Spanish border, the holiday was celebrated as usual last year. But not everyone was amused. Jean Amiel, 37, who taught English at the local lycée, rushed to quiet his five-year-old daughter when she awoke crying, after youngsters had slipped firecrackers through the letter slot in Amiel's door and they exploded in the hall. He went to the open window, glimpsed five boys and two girls running...

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