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a good day for:

stammerers, who can look forward to the Fifth World Stuttering Conference, which will be held in South Africa in 1998. According to an announcement at the founding meeting of the International Stuttering Association in Linkoping, Sweden. It will be organised by the South Africa Speakeasy Association.

a bad day for:

ghosts, following a decision by Prince Bhekimpi of Swaziland to ban them from his part of the country. Ghosts are reported to have been terrorising his subjects in the Enkhaba area, beating them, issuing orders for cooked meals, and stealing blankets. They do not invade the palace because they are afraid of the dogs.