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The State of California's Tourism Assessment Form tells businesses: "Optional Payment: If you wish to voluntarily pay the maximum assessment ... send a payment of $250,000.00 to: California Travel and Tourism Commission."

Who said the two parties are the same?

Zogby International, a public relations firm, has discovered that Republicans prefer Coke over Pepsi by 45 percent to 33 percent, while Democrats prefer Pepsi by 41 percent to 37 percent.

Collect Them All!

As part of its "Unhappy Meal" campaign, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals hands out boxes containing butchered cow photos, slaughtered animal toys, and a knife-wielding Ronald McDonald doll.

It was supposed to be part of lunch

A Mesaba Airlines flight to Allentown,

Pa. made an emergency landing when a scorpion stung one of the passengers.

You should read their guide to skyscrapers

The Spanish government recalled a state-sponsored travel guide that compared the country's mountains to women because "the desire they provoke is inversely proportional to the number of times you've gotten on top of them."

The winner has yet to receive her prize

The EEOC, which has a backlog of 40,000 cases, gave first-runner-up honors in a national poster contest to a grade schooler whose entry read:

"Fairness is ... waiting your turn."

To you, from you

A St. Louis lawyer pleaded guilty to inflating clients' bills to cover the cost of presents he had given them.
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Title Annotation:current events humor
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Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2000
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