$762,000 Amount the Justice Department has spent thus far on the custody battle over Elian Gonzalez
$8,000 The Justice Department's cell-phone bill, as of April 30, for Elian-related calls made by agents who specialize in mediating community conflicts
182 Years since Mississippi became a state
94 Years Mississippi has been without an official state flag, judges ruled last week, owing to a legal technicality
438 Years until the five naked-eye planets--Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune--again reach alignment with the sun and the moon, as they did last week
74 Scrabble score for the word syzygies--alignments of three or more...