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Bridal-stunt pair split

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Bahamas sets up own stock market

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Fishing Lines: Saga of a little light music

YOU KNOW you're getting old when you start to talk about the music you would like played at your funeral. These morbid thoughts have been festering for months, I guess, but they were brought to the fore by three events. Just last week, I trotted along to a funeral (where the deceased was clearly a Bach fan), and a few days later attended the 25th wedding anniversary of my sister Valerie.
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