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WhiteBoardness - 9/6/96

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri,  6 Sep 96 18:53:02 -0700
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Subject: WhiteBoardness - 9/6/96

Excerpted-from: WhiteBoard News for Friday, September 06, 1996

Seattle, Washington:

It's time again for what the Woodland Park Zoo calls its Fecal Fest.

Each spring and fall, the zoo sells carefully composted manure from the
zoo's animals, the "well-rounded feces of endangered species."

The compost coordinator is Tom Gannon, who says he has 600 tons of manure
to dispose of each year -- most of it from elephants.  It used to go in a
landfill, but Gannen said composting saves $60,000 in dumping fees while
bringing in $20,000 in revenue.

Zoo Doo is so popular gardeners have to register by sending in a post card
to make an appointment to scoop it up.  Those interested can call

"We have two hands.  What's wrong with having one of them on the mouse?"

	- Dr. Ruth Westheimer, sex expert,
	  in defense of on-line sex, in Web magazine.

Marseille, France:

Death couldn't cancel Patricia Montenez's wedding plans.  Saturday, she
married the man of her dreams, over two years after his slaying.

Montenez, 36, became Mrs. Claudie Darcy in a ceremony in this southern
Mediterranean city, ending a long legal battle with a little help from the

"Every minute I think about Claudie -- he never leaves me," she said after
the wedding.

Montenez and Darcy, a police officer, were engaged to be married when an
assailant shot and killed him in a gritty Marseille neighborhood in February
of 1994.

Last September, President Jacques Chirac issued a decree allowing the
unusual wedding.

Dozens of uniformed police officers lined the streets outside the mayor's
office to salute the new bride.

About 100 guests watched as Mayor Guy Hermier presided over the brief
ceremony.  Montenez wore a wedding dress and at her side, where Darcy would
have stood, was an empty chair.

"It was very, very touching," Hermier said.  "A union shouldn't stop with
the death of one partner."

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