THE editors of The Sugar Beet, the student newspaper of...

Salmagundi

April 13, 1993

THE editors of The Sugar Beet, the student newspaper of Garden City High School in Kansas, seemed to hit on the perfect way to answer newspaper readers everywhere who are all too quick to point out mistakes that appear in print.

On April Fools' Day, an edition entitled "Safe Journalism" was published by the Beet editors, and it was entirely mistake-free. We're guessing the reason is because the paper that day had no stories and no headlines.

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ANOTHER April story comes from the Czech Republic, where this year hundreds of toads will get police protection on their spring trek into the west Bohemian spa town of Karlovy Vary, according to the CTK news agency.

The toads leave a nearby forest each April and move to their summer home in a lake by the Male Versaille restaurant in the center of town. They must cross a busy street, "which has proved perilous in the past," CTK said.

The toads travel at night, so police planned to enforce the closure of Krizikova Street between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. until the migration was finished.

Pavel Zlebek, the head of the town's environmental affairs bureau, said police protection for the amphibians was made possible by a new environmental law.

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WE'RE NOT sure what to make of this, but one recent national opinion poll found that 57 percent of the respondents had a favorable opinion of Hillary Clinton, while only 49 percent had a favorable view of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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