Numbers: May 10, 1999

5 Number of Top 200 video rentals not containing references to drugs, alcohol or tobacco

17 Percentage of major characters under 18 who smoked in recent films

36 Percentage of teens who smoke

$5,900 Value of gifts Sun-Diamond Growers' lobbyist gave former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy

9-0 Supreme Court decision declaring those gifts were not in violation of federal law

$20 million Total cost of independent counsel Donald Smaltz's investigation into Espy's alleged corruption

14.5 Births per 1,000 Americans, the lowest since the government began keeping records in 1909

25.3 Births per 1,000 Americans in 1957, the height of...

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