Weirdness  - 18Oct96
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 96 13:18:34 -0800
Subject: Weirdness  - 18Oct96
Excerpted-from: WEIRDNUZ.454 (News of the Weird, October 18, 1996)
by Chuck Shepherd
* On September 19, a branch of the large, financially-troubled Czech
Republic bank Agrobanka was robbed of about $8,000. The next day, Agrobanka
head Jiri Klumpar praised the robbery as a sign of public confidence,
signifying that people now believe the bank actually has money in it.
* Earlier this year, unsuccessful Puyallup, Wash., school-board candidate
Dale Washam filed a lawsuit against House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the
Washington state Republican party, and others because, he said, the
Republicans stole the 1994 "Contract with America" idea from him. Washam
said he originated the concept of holding political candidates to their
promises when he ran in 1991, 1992, and 1993.
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