Overheard on our bus: "No, I think you're confused. Those planes seeking sanctuary in Iran belong to Iraq, not Eastern Airlines."

- A consumer group says the war will cost the average U.S. family of four up to $4,288. Bet a lot of them would rather have an extra bathroom.- Iraq says it's cutting diplomatic relations with the U.S., Britain, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Sometimes you're known by the company you don't keep.

- If Iran really comes up with a way to negotiate peace in the Middle East, maybe next we could let it try to solve the S&L mess.

- Something is missing from the administration's banking reform proposals: A rule that keeps tellers who cash our pay checks from asking if we're part-time employees.