Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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MAYBE IF YOU GREW A BEARD ...

You have to feel a bit sorry for Bae Eun-Sik. He gave up his business to accept a gig as an actor in TV commercials in his native South Korea. Yet he's threatening to go to court because the national Advertising Review Board won't allow him in front of the camera. Why? Unfortunately, it's because he is a look-alike for Kim Jong Il, the leader of communist rival North Korea. The rationale: Kim might be offended if Bae's image were seen on the screen. Oh, yes, there's also a national security law that bans any "pro-North Korean activity."

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BUT I'LL TAKE IT ANYWAY

"The funny thing is, I didn't think I hit it very well," Harold Stilson said as he left the tee at the 108-yard 16th hole of Florida's Deerfield Country Club. This is another hole-in-one story, right? Yes - but not just any hole-in-one. It was Stilson's sixth since 1971. OK, that's quite a few for anyone. But this one is especially noteworthy since Stilson is 101, apparently the oldest golfer in history to record the feat. …

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