-For 10 years, Sen. Mark Hatfield has been introducing a measure to let conscientious objectors pay taxes into a fund for non-military purposes. What we need is real democracy, where every taxpayer funds only those budget items he wishes to underwrite - a Cafeteria Concept.

-Nationally, the average price of gasoline recently has risen 10 percent. Economics has strange manifestations: A tanker captain drinks too much and prices get high.- Ed Scott