'Penthouse' Not For Mayor

January 23, 1991|By Daniel P. Clemens Jr. | Daniel P. Clemens Jr.,Staff writer

WESTMINSTER — Plowing through the mail typically is an uneventful chore forthe secretary of the city mayor.

That's why the secretary had great pausethe other day when she came across a Penthouse magazine in the usualmound of letters.

The address on the label? Mayor W. Benjamin Brown.

"Must be some loyal voter pulling the mayor's leg," Brown said with a chuckle yesterday.

Apparently some generous -- and anonymous -- soul bought a one-year subscription and had it sent to Brown.

"This was not ordered by the mayor," said Brown, who noted he has inquired about canceling the subscription. "I have enough stress points in my life rightnow. I'm middle-aged, overweight and balding. I don't need to get onthe wrong side of my wife. It won't go home with me."

By the way,next year the mayor requests a subscription to Reader's Digest, Timeor Newsweek.

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