yesterday was...

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A good day for:

Renate Thiele, the 28-year-old wife of Walter Thiele, 75, whose invention of the battery-operated laughing machine has made him a millionaire. Hundreds of Germans have responded to Herr Thiele's advert for a man to look after his wife and fortune when he dies. "She is young, beautiful and full of lust for life," he said. A bad day for:

Maliu Mafua, who had escaped from a San Francisco prison on Friday. He was recaptured after dialling 911 - the emergency number - instead of 411 - directory enquiries. Officers responding to the call knew something was wrong when they saw he was wearing a shirt that read: "Property of the San Mateo County Jail".

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