Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor


Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor


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Hello? anybody home?

So many people yearn for more attention. But it's not advisable to turn heads the way an Australian writer did. The man, hoping to land a publishing deal, paraglided into the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London - his parachute displaying what was apparently his Internet address. So far, the stunt has resulted only in him being arrested for flying violations, says a police spokesman. As for the royals, it didn't command much of their attention, since the palace's main occupant, Queen Elizabeth, was away dealing with another sort of flying situation: a pheasant shoot.


At a remote train station in Taiwan, the line for buying tickets stretched more than a mile. But most people had no intention of making the trip between Yungkang and Paoan. So what was going on? As the next millennium officially begins, they wanted a ticket printed with the two stops, which in Mandarin mean "safety guaranteed" and "health forever."

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