- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 9, 2001

I, Bill Clinton
Republicans and Democrats, Independents and Greens — every color and every persuasion — wants a piece of Bill Clinton's book pie, reportedly worth $10 to $12 million.
Alfred A. Knopf is forking over a record pile of dough to publish the 42nd president's so-called "candid" memoirs, the most ever paid in book-publishing history. And if Americans can't enjoy a slice of Mr. Clinton's pastry, they at least want to help select a fitting title for the forthcoming book.
Here, then, are a few of the more fitting offerings submitted by our readers:
First Hillary, then Gennifer, then You, now Knopf.
I, Bill Clinton
The Wizard of Is
Harlem's Hope
Sex Between the Bushes
Campaign and Champagne
Lady with the Blue Dress Off
Starr Struck
A Starr is Born
If It's Good, I Did It
As Usual, It's All About Me
How to Deal with a Domineering Wife
Why I Belong on Mount Rushmore
How to Make $10 Million Writing a Book
Lord of the Lies
For Whom the Lie Tolls
A Farewell To Truth
What Color Is Your Subpoena
My Legacy: From Aonica to Zewinsky

Divided in battle
In response to concerns that "prevailing discriminatory attitudes" might have denied some deserving Jewish and Hispanic war veterans the Congressional Medal of Honor, the House Armed Services Committee is recommending a provision to require the service secretaries to review the service records of certain Jewish and Hispanic veterans from World War II to determine if they should have received Congress' highest award.

Shark bait
Curious about the seemingly inexplicable increase in shark attacks in recent years?
So was Sean Paige, Warren Brookes Fellow at Washington's Competitive Enterprise Institute, who has discovered that since 1993, the federal government has been ordering deep cuts in the number of sharks that can be caught by commercial and recreational fisherman off U.S. coasts.
It's part of a "shark-stock rebuilding program based on the questionable premise that sharks are in decline worldwide," Mr. Paige explains to this column. "As the quantity of sharks being caught has fallen, the frequency and number of shark attacks have been on the rise, reaching record levels last year."
In Florida, he says, where the majority of attacks occur, federal and state protections for sharks have led to a more than 80 percent decrease in sharks taken during the 1990s.
At the same time, state restrictions have created de facto shark sanctuaries in waters closest to shore, where human-shark interactions are most likely to occur and where one of the sharks most often implicated in attacks on man — the bull shark — is known to frequent.

Camping in Georgia
Finally, there was a surprising amount of interest regarding the Washington lawyer, Terry T. Campo, who spent 18 months in less-than-ideal conditions directing the former Soviet Republic of Georgia's Winter Heating Assistance Project and negotiating the privatization of the once-prosperous region's power grid.
A similar program designed by Mr. Campo is now being considered by the former Soviet Republic of Moldova.
"Perhaps the expertise Mr. Campo acquired in Georgia could be of use in that other formally prosperous region ravaged by bureaucratic control of power generation and distribution, California," writes Larry Riffle, of Lemont, Pa., referring to the West Coast's energy crisis.
Another reader, Joe Slattery, found "terribly interesting" not Mr. Campo's success in privatizing electricity, but the lawyer's reporting being so cold in Georgia that he was sleeping in a sleeping bag "fully clothed" to keep warm at night.
"It is just too easy to attribute Mr. Campo's lack of knowledge to the facts that he is a lawyer, probably a liberal Democrat and debilitated by the mind-numbing, narrow focused brain disease that infects inhabitants inside the Beltway," Mr. Slattery writes.
"He would have been warm as toast in his sleeping bag by removing his clothes rather than wearing them. The body heats the air around it and tight clothing restricts the heated air to the very small space between cloth and skin. The Georgians and Moldovans can only hope that the survival of their power supply is based on Mr. Campo's legal knowledge emanating from elsewhere than the cold, empty spot in his brain for camping skill."

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