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The nation’s supermarkets, Federal Trade Commission figures suggest, steal $2.6 billion each year from their customers. One scandalized customer, also an experienced journalist, describes a few of the tactics that pad everyone’s weekly food bill.
Said President Nixon: “Brezhnev would never understand it if I let Cox defy my instructions.” Said Attorney General Elliot Richardson: the Cox “position was not only defensible but right.” The clash of wills between these two tough-minded men, over the diligence of a third, equally tough-minded man, Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, produced a political showdown unprecedented in this nation’s history. One of the participants tells the story as he remembers it.
John O’Hara never forgot a thing, and for five bucks or a shot of Old Overholt, he’d prove it.
You don’t have to be crazy to fish the Smith River for the king salmon, but it helps—especially after the first twenty-five fishermen converge on the same pool.