Fun_People Archive
15 Nov
Interesting Facts - drug money & dogs

Date: Tue, 15 Nov 94 00:32:07 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: Interesting Facts - drug money & dogs

From: WhiteBoard News for November 14, 1994 <>

Los Angeles, California:

More than three-quarters of all the paper money in Los Angeles has some
amount of cocaine or some other illicit drug stuck to it, according to a
federal appeals-court decision that vividly illuminates how extensively the
drug trade touches mainstream commerce.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals relied on that fact to dismiss a case
against a man suspected of drug trafficking.

In powdered form, the court said, cocaine is so sticky that a bit stays
behind when a drug dealer wraps it in a bill folded like an envelope or a
user snorts it through a dollar used as a makeshift straw.  As that bill is
pressed against another in a wallet or counted in combination with others
in a bank or cash register, those other bills get contaminated too.

That means, the court said, that almost everyone in Los Angeles is
conceivably at risk of being barked at by drug-sniffing police dogs.

Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Researcher Jane Goodall says she once harbored jealous feelings for another
woman: Tarzan's female companion with the same first name.

At the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Friday night, the veteran of
34 years of primate research said she didn't think much of the apeman's
choice of females.

"I thought she (Jane) was a real wimp and that I would have made a better
mate for Tarzan," Goodall said.

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []