Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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SO YOU THINK THAT'S FUNNY?

Already there have been dog sled racing, gliding, roller hockey, and - at this year's Olympics in Sydney, Australia - trampolining. Next, apparently: ballroom dancing, which won official recognition in 1997. Now comes a proposal that the International Olympic Committee designate as a demonstration sport - don't laugh - laughing. The request has been submitted by the Laughter Club of Bombay, one of many across India, where they're an outlet for "ridding people of tension." Word from the IOC is that the proposal is "under consideration."

IT'S OK FOR HER, BUT NOT YOU

Workers in a supermarket in Antibes, France, were forbidden by the boss to go near a malfunctioning automated teller machine that - before it could be fixed - was dispensing twice the cash requested by users. On the other hand, news reports say, the same executive happily allowed beneficiaries to spend their windfall on groceries for Christmas.

Bush-Gore election is rated the top news story of 2000

Confusion accompanied the US presidential election, but not its selection as the Associated Press's news story of the year. …

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