A growth in exports may pull the United States out of any recession, some experts say. Wouldn't it help to include in the shipments most of our economists?

- Experts now are trying to guess at a starting time for war in the Middle East. Lots of Americans hope that whenever it is, it won't interrupt their soap operas.- Based on the recent elections, there's talk of a primary challenge to the president in 1992. Besides, apparently, from Harold Stassen.

- Voter turnout nationally was terrible. Of course, a lot of potential voters were in Saudi Arabia, putting their lives on the line to defend the right not to vote.

- The number of Americans living on farms continues to fall, new figures show. No jokes, please, about how the ones who remain are out standing in their field.

- Bill Tammeus, Kansas City Star