Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M.Stir

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M.Stir

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RHYMES

BUT, FIRST, A POEM

Buckeyes and Gators broke into cheer

As the championship battle drew near

The game, it was fun

And by the time it was done

They found out how we play football down here.

LULLABIES

SLEEPY TIME

Rockabye Baby! is a series of CDs reworking the songs of rock groups into lullabies for babies. The latest is The Eagles, which begs the question: Did the songs require any changes to put people to sleep?

SALES

NO DREAM

Album sales are always down in the weeks right after the holidays. But this isn't good news. The Dreamgirls soundtrack was No. 1 album on the Nielsen SoundScan list the first week of January. But it sold only 66,000, the lowest figure for a No. 1 album since Nielsen began tracking sales in 1991, the Los Angeles Times reports. Two weeks earlier, that sales figure would have placed it at No. 61. The Times also said there are about 800 fewer retail CD stores than there were a year ago, since the Tower and Musicland chains closed.

POSTAGE

BIG PRICE, SMALL STAMP

The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp honoring the great Ella Fitzgerald last week. And because we apparently have nothing else to do, that made us wonder about the most valuable postage stamps. According to the American Philatelic Society (that's stamp collecting), they are:

-- 1 cent 1856 British Guiana (Sold for $935,000 in 1980).

-- 1d and 2d 1847 Mauritus (1d & 2d valued at $500,000 used; 1d at $1.1 million).

-- Sweden 1857 3 skilling Banco Yellow (Approximately $2 million).

-- Hawaiian Islands 1851 2 cent Missionary ($660,000 unused; $200,000 used).

-- British Guiana 1851 2 Cent Cottonreel ($70,000 used).

-- Western Australia 1854 4d Inverted Swan ($60,000 used).

-- United States 1868 1 cent Z Grill (Sold for $935,000 in 1988).

-- Canada 1851 12 pence Victoria on Laid Paper ($80,000 unused and $50,000 used). …

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