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21 Jan
Congratulatory Pagers Precipitate Car Crash

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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 99 11:49:56 -0800
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	Man Crashes Car As 50 Pagers Ring At Once

KIEV (Reuters) - A Ukraine businessman who bought a pager for each member
of his staff as a New Year gift was so alarmed when all 50 of them went off
at the same time that he drove his car into a lamp post, a newspaper said

The unnamed businessman was returning from the pager shop when the accident
happened, the Fakty daily reported. "With no more than 100 meters to go to
the office, the 50 pagers on the back seat suddenly burst out screeching.
The businessman's fright was such that he simply let go of the steering
wheel and the car ploughed into a lamp post."

After he had assessed the damage to the car, the businessman turned his
attention to the message on the 50 pagers. It read: "Congratulations on a
successful purchase!"

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