Saddam Hussein has named his son-in-law defense minister. Some guys never quit paying for marrying into the wrong family.

- At a recent auction in England, a greeting card signed by Saddam Hussein was sold for $339. He probably has his own brand - Gallmark.- Women may get the right to vote in Kuwait. Was this the war fought to make the world safe, finally, for the ERA?

- Richard Nixon says he doesn't think Mr. Gorbachev will "leave the scene anytime soon." For one thing, the Soviets haven't yet invented golden parachutes.

- Germany was the biggest exporter last year, new figures show. The biggest potential ex-sporter this year? That would be Bo Jackson.

- Bill Tammeus, Kansas City Star