News In Brief

By , Judy Nichols, Noel Paul, and Sara Steindorf

IT WAS A SLIP OF THE TONGUE

World leaders occasionally say things that land them in hot water. And sometimes they say things that others get into hot water for. Take last week's UN Millennium Summit in New York. While translating remarks in Arabic by Sudan's president, an English-language interpreter lost his place, and, momentarily forgetting himself, uttered a four-letter expletive understood the world over. A tape of the blunder is under review, UN officials say, with discliplinary action a distinct possibility.

I DIDN'T GET MY SLAW EITHER

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After paying for her sandwich at an Indianapolis Kentucky Fried Chicken drive-up window, Debbie Rich pulled away with much more bread than expected. When she reached into the KFC bag she found - no, not the food - $2,000 in receipts that had been handed to her by mis-take. She returned it. The eatery takes its cash to the bank in such bags so as not to attract attention. It's not known whether an employee tried to deposit the sandwich.

Worst highway choke points for rush-hour commuters

With Sept. 11 to 15 designated as the fourth-annual Drive Safely to Work Week, the American Automobile Association has put together a list of some of the nation's worst commuter hot spots. It is similar to one compiled last fall by the American Highway Users Alliance, a private organization, but this one pinpoints problems in twice as many cities. The AAA's list:

Boston: I-93 North and South

Chicago: I-88 at the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290)

Dallas: I-35 at I-30

Houston: US 59 at the I-610 loop

Los Angeles: I-5, I-10, state Route 60, and US 101

Minneapolis: I-35 West and Minnesota Trunk Highway 62 - southern portion

New Orleans: I-10 and I-610, eastbound to the city

New York: Gowanus Expressway (I-278)

Seattle: I-5 and I-90

Metropolitan Washington D.C.: I-495, I-395, and I-95

- U.S. Newswire

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