16,851 Minnesota state tax-rebate checks, each for $95, that were erroneously sent to children
11,000 Estimated number of checks that have already been cashed, costing Minnesotans about $1,045,000
1,546 Interracial marriages conducted in Alabama in 1998
99 Years that interracial marriage has been illegal in Alabama. A ballot proposal to repeal the ban goes to voters this fall
3.9% U.S. unemployment rate in September, tying a 30-year low
7.5% Unemployment rate in September 1992, when Bill Clinton was challenging President Bush
1,240,000 Estimated car thefts in the U.S. in 1998--an average of one every 25 seconds
350,400 Estimated shopping-cart thefts in...