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ART
Italian Museum to Return Priceless Antiquities to U.S.
Among them: “Dippy Bird” (ca. 1950), by unknown artist.
 
ODDS 'N' ENDS
Washington State Law Forbids Doctors From Using Cursive When Writing Prescriptions
Petition to overturn law didn't have enough legible signatures.
Oxford English Dictionary Names “Time” Most Often Used Noun
According to Time.
 
What is the current ratio of the earnings of American CEOs to the pay of the average American worker?
  A ) 26.2 to 1.
  B ) 262 to 1.
  C ) If you have to ask, you don't want to know.
Hint: Are you trying to stir up some kind of class war?
Phoneless Phone Booths Provide Precious Privacy for Cellphone Users
Turning up in chic hotel and restaurant lobbies, these fortresses of solitude allow you to yak away with your agent, place a bet, or simply engage in phone sex without disturbing anyone. Expect to see them in the home as we become more isolated from one another. $799, at Crypts and Things.
 
SPORTS
Study: Athletes Produce More Testosterone, Become More Macho When Playing at Home
Turn into wussy girly-men when on the road.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS . . .
Bush's Pick for Treasury Sec. Has Net Worth of $700 Million
Henry M. Paulson sees no conflict in having more money than the Treasury.

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