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November 4, 1996: New Dawn Rising

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Like Ross Perot, Libertarian candidates Harry Browne and his running mate,
Jo Jergensen are on the ballot in all 50 states.  Harry got there with 
grass roots support from individuals, many of whom found him on the Web.  
Harry has qualified for Federal matching funds and refused to take the 
money, because he "doesn't believe in government handouts -- not even for 
politicians."

Source:  Communications Week


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* Acne and mood swings?  Men will never stand for it! ;-)                *
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Historically, womankind's big complaint has been about men's shirking 
responsibility for birth control.  In men's defense, the dearth of options
can be rationalized.  This may be changing -- researchers are coming up 
with plenty.

- In May, a company in Brazil will start marketing the first birth-control
pill for men.  The main ingredient, gossypol (a byproduct of cottonseed 
oil production) was discovered in China when the women of a small village 
which cooked with said oil went for years without conceiving.  One 
possible side effect of the new pill -- infertility.

- A World Health Organization study found that a weekly injection of 
testosterone rendered men infertile.  Side effects -- acne and mood 
swings.  Drawback -- all those injections.  Researchers are working on a 
longer-lasting shot.

- Wayne Walston, a banker in Winchester, Va., has patented a battery-
powered scrotum "heater" that relies on a well-known principle:  heating 
the testicles reduces sperm count.  Alas, Walston has had little luck 
getting his idea mass-produced and blames it squarely on the 
"megastructure of the Pharmaceutical industry."

Source:  NY Times Magazine


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In December, officials at the Wellington (New Zealand) City Art Gallery 
denied entry to a 9-day-old baby when his mother sought to buy a ticket.  
Director Paula Savage said the gallery's policy of not permitting minors 
during the exhibit of controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's 
work would be strictly enforced.

Source:  News of the Weird


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