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January 07, 1991|MIKE SPENCER

Speaking Out: Ethel Kennedy, the near-reclusive widow of Robert F. Kennedy, has gone public with her objections to the way President Bush is handling the Persian Gulf crisis. "When the Iraqi invasion occurred, I really hoped the President would ask us all to tighten our belts and look for alternative forms of energy," she told Ladies' Home Journal. "Instead . . . our answer, again, is aggression."

That's a Wrap: Dave Miller, the director of the Bismarck Municipal Airport, has instituted a program to acclimatize visitors to North Dakota's harsh winter temperatures. "I noticed--especially at the Minot airport where they didn't have loading bridges from planes--that a lot of times passengers would hit that cold air and almost keel over backward," Miller said. His solution is lend them overcoats. "Try to bring it back if you can," he tells recipients, "(but) if it's not convenient, that's fine."

Plea for Peace: Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa is renewing her call for peace in the Persian Gulf. The Roman Catholic nun has written a second letter urging George Bush and Saddam Hussein to resolve the gulf crisis without spilling blood. "I come to you," she said, "with tears in my eyes and God's love to plead for the poor and those who will become poor if the war, we all dread, happens. . . . In the short term, there may be winners and losers in a war, but that never can justify the suffering, pain and loss of life which your weapons will cause."

What a Life: Gallup, N.M., Mayor Ed Munoz, who once threatened to erect billboards proclaiming his city as the nation's drunken-driving capital, says he's sold the rights to his life story. Munoz declined to say how much he would receive from his deal with Cathleen Young Productions of Los Angeles but said: "It's not a lot."

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