An Air Force officer thinks a gulf air war could be over in 48 hours. We've circled O'Hare longer than that.

- It's too early to worry about paying your taxes. By April we may owe them in dinars to Baghdad.- The White House describes the next U.S.-Soviet summit as "up in the air." Seems fair, since previous ones have been on land and sea.

- Gorbachev says he knew nothing about the force used in Lithuania until it was over. No wonder. It's probably hard to get a guy with a Nobel Peace Prize to holler, "Fire!"