NEWS LITE : BIKING CARTER STOPS TO CHAT WITH TEENS.To the surprise of students working on a new national historic site at Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm in Plains, Ga., the former president arrived unannounced on a bicycle.
``We had no idea we were going to meet him,'' said Michelle Greenleaf, 17, of Rock Stream, N.Y. ``And I'm very surprised he rode his bike.''
Carter answered students' questions Thursday about everything from segregation in the South during his childhood to the gnats that plague them as they work. The site is being developed by the Interior Department.
Carter recalled that his best friend growing up was an African-American boy whose family lived on his father's farm. He said they couldn't sit together at the movies because the theater was segregated, but ``we'd meet outside afterwards and come back home.''
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Senate chefs analyzed a sample portion and served their own version at a weekly meeting of Republicans. ``I am confident that as the chef continues to refine it,'' said Santorum, ``the Senate rice pudding will some day surpass the House rice pudding.''
Mental war alleged in divorce
Patricia Duff Patricia Duff is a political activist and a Democratic Party fundraiser. Biography
Patricia Duff studied international economics at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and served on the House Select Committee on Assassinations as a apparently doesn't just think her ex-husband, Ronald Perelman For the actor, see .
Ronald Owen Perelman (born January 1, 1943) is an American billionaire investor who made his fortune buying beleaguered corporations and re-selling them later for enormous profits. , is trying to demolish her in a child-custody fight. She reportedly also thinks he wants to drive her mad.
``She believes that Perelman is literally . . . `gaslighting' her,'' writes Marjorie Williams Marjorie Williams (January 13, 1958 – January 16, 2005) was born in Princeton, New Jersey to a scientist-turned-homemaker mother and a father who was an editor at Viking Press. in August's Vanity Fair. Citing friends and police reports, Williams says Duff believes the Revlon billionaire is somehow orchestrating ``an elaborate series of small, malicious acts of vandalism and theft performed by her quickly shifting cast of household help.''
In the last three years, Duff has called police in Connecticut and New York New York, state, United States
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Duff has reportedly become so agitated ag·i·tate
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2. that she has installed combination locks on the bedroom and bathroom doors of her Waldorf-Astoria apartment.
She and Perelman are in the middle of a down-and-dirty custody battle Noun 1. custody battle - litigation to settle custody of the children of a divorced couple
judicial proceeding, litigation - a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights over their 4-year-old daughter, Caleigh.
Perelman's rep declined to comment on the claims. In the article, Perelman laughs at Duff's suggestion that he is trying to control her: ``Hah! The likelihood of any man being in a position to control Patricia is somewhat less than zero.''
Midler to welcome 2000 in Las Vegas
Bette Midler will ring in the year 2000 with a few thousand people at the new Mandalay Bay hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
The Divine Miss M will perform two shows on New Year's Eve and Jan. 1, it was announced Thursday. Tickets will cost up to $500.
COLA CODEBREAKERS; French claim insight into Coke formula
The secret is out . . . or is it?
French scientists claim they now hold the clues to a mystery that has baffled mankind for more than a century: the formula for Coca-Cola.
A front-page headline in the Paris daily Le Figaro blared: ``A Secret Revealed: Any common chemist can reproduce the recipe of the world's most celebrated beverage.''
The story told of how government chemists uncovered the ingredients while conducting tests on Coca-Cola to find the cause of illnesses among some Europeans who drank the beverage.
The newspaper didn't publish the formula, and the scoop seemed the least of Coke's concerns.
``Any competent chemist can figure out what's in Coca-Cola,'' company spokesman Paul Pendergrass said. ``But there's a big difference between knowing the ingredients and knowing how it's made How It's Made (also broadcast in French under the title Comment c'est fait, in Polish under the title Jak to jest zrobione, in Italian under the title Come è fatto, and in Russian under the title .''
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Pop singer Brandy embraces a young fan at a Kmart in Michigan, where she was scheduled Friday at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena
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(2) Ten-month-old Kaia Anderson's mother helps her beat the nearly 100-degree heat recently in Sacramento's Henschel Park.