The couple waited the recommended 10 weeks for his vasectomy to take effect. "Dick waited his time," Kim Perham, 27, said, "but I guess it took him a little longer." She is pregnant with sextuplets. They already have twin sons and the expected arrivals will bring the Perham brood to eight--all under the age of 3. Ultrasound tests predict an addition of four girls and two boys. "He's always wanted a girl," Kim said of Dick Perham, 33, a diesel mechanic at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Me. "Now he's got girls." She said they were overwhelmed when informed in December of her pregnancy. "We were astounded," she said. "We couldn't believe this was happening." After her doctor broke the initial news, he added his hunch that it would again be twins. Using ultrasound testing, the doctor revised his projection, saying that he heard four heartbeats. "After he told us we had four, we weren't shocked about having six," she said. Kim Perham is expected to deliver via a Caesarean section on July 28.
--The Missouri county wanted its overdue taxes--$7,306.02 in all--so it sent Sheriff's Deputy F. W. Johnson around to a Kansas City address to serve a summons on Siegfried St. Bernard. The dog died in 1978. William Hagel, a retired auctioneer, has lived since 1956 at the address listed for one Siegfried St. Bernard. There was no explanation of how his dog Siegfried's name got on the tax rolls. "I've had St. Bernard dogs since I was 14 years old," Hagel said. "I still have six, but they sued Siegfried. He was registered as Siegfried Hunk with the American Kennel Club."