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December 13, 1990|YEMI TOURE

It's a Gamble: While the divorce is firm, the money seems to be slipping away, so Ivana Trump may be thinking of getting her ex-husband the board game Chump, a mockery of the game that Donald Trump produced. The object of Chump is to see who can lose billions of dollars through bad business deals. Retailers say Trump's game, like some of Trump's properties, has trouble pulling in money, so they have been selling it well below the $29.98 list price.

Miracle: Australian doctors are proclaiming a holiday miracle after a 9-month-old survived when her baby carriage was crushed by a train. The child's carriage rolled away from her mother at a Perth suburban railway station Tuesday morning and fell on the track. The train "apparently picked up the (carriage) and dragged it along underneath before it could stop," said a spokeswoman at a hospital where the baby was taken with a fractured skull and cuts. Neither the baby nor mother was identified.

New Market: French designer Pierre Cardin said in Bucharest, Romania, he plans to sell his coveted garb from boutiques in the Eastern European city by next September. Under the former regime of Nicolae Ceausescu, who was executed in last year's revolution, outlandish Western fashions were actively discouraged. The designer said the new boutiques would sell clothes "a lot cheaper than in the West."

Sense of Humor: The Political Handbook of the World is one of those weighty reference tomes that annually summarize the world's political changes. Each year the editors dedicate the volume to some world figure. After a year of upheaval, the latest volume is dedicated "To Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, without whom our task would have been much easier."

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