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AUTOS
Used Auto Show Opens in Detroit
Among the most talked-about models was a 1998 Ford Taurus with less than 50,000 miles on it.
 
SPORTS
NFL: Redskins Hire Former
Coach George Allen

Packers bring back Vince Lombardi; Bears talking to George Halas.
Pete Rose Reinstatement
Would Make Him Eligible for
Baseball Hall of Fame

But get him kicked out of Gamblers Hall of Fame.
 
TRAVEL
Bus Route to Hell Opens in Texas
Nonstop service from Dallas and Houston proves popular.
FEATURE
The Labor Department reported that while the actual number of new unemployment claims filed for the week ending Dec. 27th was 516,000, the seasonally adjusted number was 339,000. What does "seasonally adjusted" mean?
A )Adjusted to eliminate large numbers standing in line to file claims mainly to get in out of the cold.
B )Adjusted to eliminate large numbers who are fully employed, but don't know it due to the shortness of winter days.
C )Adjusted to eliminate large numbers by the current administration due to the election season.
 
World's Largest Ocean Liner Formally Named
Queen Mary 2 will begin trans-Atlantic food-poisoning service in April.

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