Slowly, the oil well fires in Kuwait are being put out. In fact, the air there has lightened up from 10-W-50 to 10-W-30.

- . President Bush and Soviet leader Gorbachev talked on the phone for 45 minutes the other day. Is it progress to have world leaders behaving like teen-agers?- Midlife crisis: It's realizing that when your parents were the age you are now they didn't know a thing.

- Bill Tammeus, Kansas City Star