Bunhill: Coincidence corner

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The Independent Online
In one hour last week we spoke first to a Gary Hart, then to a Paul Newman and minutes later to a Paul Jones (remember Manfred Mann?) All these namesakes are worthy souls: a press officer, a business executive and a solicitor, in that order. Mr Newman adds to the coincidence by being a) American and b) involved in the entertainment business. He is the European end of Gemstar, the US company that invented VideoPlus, the video programming handset that helps you record, for instance, an old film starring the other Paul Newman. And no, our Mr Newman does not have a sideline in spaghetti sauce.