Numbers: May 17, 1999

19,088 Number of new Cadillacs sold last December--4,551 fewer than archrival luxury carmaker Lincoln

23,861 New cars Cadillac claimed to have sold that month--putting their 1998 sales total 222 ahead of Lincoln's--before the error was corrected last week

61 Number of years Cadillac had beaten Lincoln in luxury-car sales--until 1998

90%, 87% Percentage of politicians portrayed on prime-time network TV since 1992 who have been white, males

31% Percentage of politicians portrayed as evil, stupid or untrustworthy

22% Percentage of politicians shown in a positive light

$435 Amount of British actor Oliver Reed's bar tab the night he died

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