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SSSHHH! THEY'LL HEAR US It was late at night, and the raucous party in Crewkerne, England, was keeping neighbors awake. So police came and put a stop to the whoops of the guests and the music of the three bands hired for the occasion. End of story? Not quite. The incident has cost two officials their jobs because they were among the party-goers: the chairman and vice chairman of Crewkerne's noise-abatement committee.

NEXT TIME, USE THE PHONE Meanwhile, in Cuneo, Italy, a town committeeman received his notice of a housing-policy meeting five days too late, and 10 days after it was mailed. He lives less than two miles from the post office. Not that it matters much, but there's no word on whether the notice carried a regular 44-cent stamp or Italy's new rate for one-day delivery: $6.63.

Clinton's would be nation's 12th presidential library President Clinton has been holding private meetings with people he hopes to recruit as donors to his library in Little Rock, Ark. Fund-raising was delayed by last year's impeachment saga, sources familiar with the project say. The library would be operated by the National Archives, along with 10 of the 11 existing presidential libraries. The Nixon Library & Birthplace isn't part of the system because of a court fight over records and recordings seized when Nixon resigned. The 10 that are federally operated:

Herbert Hoover Library, West Branch, Iowa

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, N.Y.

Harry S. Truman Library, Independence, Mo.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, Abilene, Kan.

John F. Kennedy Library, Boston

Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Austin, Texas

Gerald R. Ford Library, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta

Ronald Reagan Library, Simi Valley, Calif.

George H. Bush Library, College Station, Texas

- Associated Press

(c) Copyright 1999. The Christian Science Publishing Society

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