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I prefer not to remember

Adolf Hitler, if you didn't know, still has one heir who may be eligible for millions of dollars from the late German dictator's trust fund. Legal experts say Peter Raubal, a great nephew, could - if he chose - file a claim with the state of Bavaria for royalties from seven decades of sales of the manifesto "Mein Kampf." But will he? Apparently not. The retired Austrian engineer and descendant of Hitler's half-sister, Angela Raubal, told journalists last month: "I don't want anything to do with it.... I only want to be left alone."

Pro hockey braces for a faceoff, just not on skates

Now that the Stanley Cup playoffs have ended, with the Tampa Bay Lightning defeating the Calgary Flames 4 games to 3, the National Hockey League looks to the future - and hopes there is one. The league's collective bargaining agreement expires Sept. 15, and many hockey- watchers worry that a major gulf between owners and players could delay the start of next season or even wipe out much of it. The owners want a salary cap, while the players vigorously oppose one. The longest work stoppages among the four major North American professional sports leagues, the season in which each occurred, and the number of days play was halted:

Major League Baseball 1994 232
National Basketball Association 1998-99 202
National Hockey League 1994-95 105
National Football League 1982 57
Major League Baseball 1981 50
Major League Baseball 1990 32
Major League Baseball 1973 17
Major League Baseball 1976 17
Major League Baseball 1972 13
Major League Baseball 1980 8
Major League Baseball 1985 2
- Infoplease.com/ Bureau of Labor Statistics

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