Numbers: Dec. 6, 1999

$35.5 million Amount Richard Nixon's estate says the late President's private papers--including 40 million pages of text and 3,700 hours of tapes--are worth

$2.2 million Amount the government says it will pay for the collection--or less than 6[cents] a page

6 months Time the two sides have spent in court arguing the difference

$615,000 Property damage caused by bears in Yosemite National Park in 1998

$208,000 Damage done in 1999, after rangers instituted a bear-control program that focused on changing human, not ursine, behavior

$1.5 million Amount the nonprofit Yosemite Fund donated to bankroll the program

$15,000 Amount a Florida restaurateur...

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