- To overcome chronic food shortages, party officials are rallying around Soviet President Gorbachev's plan to give farmers control of the land and the crops they plant. One thing communism has started to share-and-share-alike is capitalism.

- Though opponents insist a capital gains tax cut would benefit only the rich, President Bush contends it would encourage investment and create jobs. When a system runs on capital, someone has to have some.- Doctors say it's indisputable; boxing produces irreversible brain damage. Now I see why guys who were tough enough to earn millions are no longer smart enough to keep them. - Ed Scott