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She didn't understand me

From Focsani, Romania, comes word that Laurentiu, a 20-something, recently took his family and friends by surprise - and generally raised eyebrows all over town - by asking his bride for a divorce after only three months of marriage. So what? That may not happen every day, but it does happen, right? Well, yes, but that paled in comparison to his next move. After a short interval, he plunged right back into matrimony - this time with his former mother-in-law. The couple say they want children, preferably a boy and a girl.

House-hunting in a college town? There are bargains

Autumn is high travel season for millions of Americans as they make day trips to attend football games and absorb some of the special atmosphere of college towns. Sometimes, such excursions lead the visitors to wonder what it would be like to live there. With this in view, Coldwell Banker, the real estate giant, compiled a College Market Home Price Comparison Index. Some such communities, it found, were extremely pricey. Example: Palo Alto, Calif., the home of Stanford University, where the average home price was $1.55 million. On the flip side: Lubbock, Texas, the home of Texas Tech University, at $164,133. The most affordable college towns, with the average price of a single-family home, and the most prominent school (if the town has more than one), from the survey:
Lubbock, Texas (Texas Tech) $164,133
Starkville, Miss. (Mississippi State) $169,433
Baton Rouge, La. (Louisiana State) $173,317
South Bend, Ind. (Notre Dame) $173,600
Knoxville, Tenn. (University of Tennessee) $175,250
Clemson, S.C. (Clemson University) $176,475
Waco, Texas (Baylor University) $178,500
Oxford, Miss. (University of Mississippi) $179,550
Manhattan, Kan. (Kansas State) $185,850
Columbia, S.C. (University of South Carolina) $190,058

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