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George W Bush was once president of controversial Delta Kappa Epsilon

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Cost of toppling Saddam Hussein may run into hundreds of billions of dollars and this time America will have to foot the bill itself

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Irrational Exuberance by Robert Shiller (Princeton University Press, £17.50)

Rowing: Bonhams perseverence is rewarded with dead heat

THE OXFORD campaign to reverse seven years of Boat Race defeats began yesterday with a tense Trial Eights race from Putney to Mortlake which, after four-and-a-half miles and a restart, ended with a dead heat.

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Books for Christmas: Art - Old Brits and Venetian class

When the National Gall- ery's Sainsbury Wing opened, for the first time in living memory the 15th century sections started to get more visitors than the French Impressionist galleries. One of the reasons for the inordinate popularity of Impressionism is that the subjects are pretty easy for modern viewers to understand - service industry things like shopping, drinking, prostitution and tourism. For earlier art, especially on mythological and religious subjects, even the experts need help from guides like (no relation) James Hall's Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols In Art (Murray, pounds 15.95), or John Drury's more specific Painting the Word: Christian pictures and their meanings (Yale, pounds 14.95).

Paints sale to net Williams pounds 250m

WILLIAMS, THE Chubb and Yale security and fire protection group, is close to selling is US and European paints business for around pounds 250m. The move will leave the group as a pure fire protection and security business and give it a pounds 500m warchest to spend on acquisitions in the services sector.

Words: haze, v.

FRANKLIN SMITH of Wisconsin has found that his bottom is worth $1m. Many a fashion model might wonder what a computer analyst has that he hasn't. On joining Phillips Getschaw, he was hazed by the firm's tautologous "chief executive officer", Kurt Getschow. That is, initiated - with a builder's level across the buttocks, for which the court gave damages.

The wicked queen

Who was the figure that inspired Camille Paglia to realise her vocation as streetwise intellectual, media motormouth and feminist bete noire? Why Walt Disney, of course

Books: The Books Interview: Howard Bloom: Bard against the beards

Harold Bloom, scourge of US campus fashion, marks the Brits down too. Boyd Tonkin talks to him

Obituary: Gene Siskel

WHEN THE film critic Barry Norman left BBC1's Film 98 and joined Sky Premier last year, the announcement barely ruffled the pages of the British press. In North America, Gene Siskel's death was headline news over the weekend.
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