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12 Apr
WhiteBoardness - 4/12/96

Date: Fri, 12 Apr 96 21:44:56 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: WhiteBoardness - 4/12/96

Excerpted-from: WhiteBoard News for Friday, April 12, 1996


Cincinnati, Ohio:

Either way you say it, it's not too appetizing.

The government wants potato chips and other products containing Procter &
Gamble's new fat substitute to carry a label warning that olestra may cause
"abdominal cramping and loose stools."

No need to get so graphic, P&G says.  Less explicit words, such as
"intestinal discomfort and a laxative effect," will suffice.

Sydney McHugh, a P&G spokeswoman, said Tuesday that the consumer products
giant asked the Food and Drug Administration on April 1 to rewrite the
label.  The agency will require it on all products containing the

Fast News Forum:

A woman, 60, foiled a rape by offering her attacker a cup of tea after they
had struggled for an hour, Albany, New York, police say.  She fled when he
accepted and went to the bathroom.

Paducah, Kentucky, police plan to run a newspaper advertisement listing
every person named in an outstanding warrant.  People who know or suspect
they are wanted can avoid publicity by turning themselves in before the ad
runs, police said.

A British pensioner refused prostate surgery after being told he would not
be allowed to smoke during the four-day hospital stay.

Delaware State Senator Harris McDowell has formed a pothole patrol on his
new home page on the World Wide Web.  His home address to report potholes:

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