Olliemania Breaks Out All Over

From pop tunes to prayerful vigils, America looks North

Meet Oliver North, Superstar. The Marine lieutenant colonel with the oh-so- earnest baby blues was everywhere last week. His face flickered in dizzying multiplicity on banks of TVs at every department store, as well as in bars and restaurants and millions of homes. While North was not exactly an overnight sensation, he completed his transformation from rather notorious White House staffer to full-fledged American icon.

Olliemania was breaking out all over. There was the irreverent: "The First Annual Fawn Hall Shredding Party" at a bar in Marina del Rey, Calif., in which the contest winner destroyed a computer printout marked CONFIDENTIAL....

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