Numbers: Dec. 18, 2000

40 Executions this year in Texas, a record for the state, out of 83 so far nationwide

$25,100 Last bid on eBay for a used electric chair from Tennessee, before it was withdrawn and bought by Ripley's Believe It or Not! for "considerably more"

4 African-American coaches already signed for next year's NCAA Division 1A college-football season--less than 3.5% of the 115 total

50.5 Percent of the division's players who are African American

50 Percent drop in economic activity in the West Bank and Gaza since violence escalated in September

1 million Palestinians--a third of the population--now without regular household...

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