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HEY, THIS IS CHILD'S PLAY

Even if you happen to be British, it is doubtful you'd appeal to Tia Roberts for help on investing in stocks. Still, she does have an excellent track record. Over the past year, her portfolio outperformed London's FTSE, rising 5.8 percent, compared with a 16 percent drop for that famous index of 100 leading shares. Then there's professional market analyst Mark Goodson, her competitor in a National Science Week experiment. The issues he chose – via a computer – lost 46.2 percent. (Actually, they weren't investing their own funds; they were given a hypothetical $7,000 to use.) So why not seek Tia's advice? Because she is only 5.

THIS ONE'S FOR YOU, DAD

Bulletin: Hillary and Norgay to scale Mt. Everest! What's that you say: This is really, really old news? Not so. Nepal's government has given Sir Edmund Hillary's son, Peter, and Tashi Tenzing Norgay, grandson of his Sherpa guide, permission to climb the world's highest peak to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic original climb in 1953. Each will be with his own team, but they plan to meet at the top.

'91 Camry: Still the favorite of thieves, a decade later

The Toyota Camry was the most-stolen vehicle in the US in 2001 – the fifth straight year it has won that dubious honor, according to CCC Information Services, an agency that tracks thefts for the insurance industry. Toyotas and Hondas, in fact, occupy 19 of 25 spots on its annual list. Five others went to US-built pickups and sport utility vehicles, which are increasingly popular with both owners and thieves. CCC's top 10 most-purloined models last year:

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1. 1991 Toyota Camry

2. 1989 Toyota Camry

3. 1990 Toyota Camry

4. 2000 Honda Civic SI

5. 1994 Chevrolet C1500 4x2

6. 1995 Honda Accord EX

7. 1994 Honda Accord LX

8. 1994 Honda Accord EX

9. 1988 Toyota Camry

10. 1996 Honda Accord LX

– Associated Press

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