Numbers: Oct. 16, 2000

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...

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