The most efficient and successful lotteries in the world pay off their start-up costs immediately, so that they need neither long-term loans from banks nor equity capital. The Christian Democrats, the only former ruling party that had retained some support despite political scandals, saw their voters defect in droves, largely to the Northern League in the north and the neo-Fascists in Rome and Naples. Left-wing candidates, backed mostly by the former Communists, the Greens and new reformist groups, won or were placed first in the six major cities that voted - Rome, Naples, Palermo, Venice, Genoa and Trieste. LOW INTEREST rates have prompted private investors to return to the stock market, feeding and supporting the optimism that has pushed shares to record levels. In summer the population doubles - and not with society's 'unwanteds'.'Homeless?' answers a local policeman 'Ah, non]' Drugs? 'Non, non.' Crime? No crime A little prodding reveals a slightly less idyllic picture. INCREASED growth in traffic has so restricted children's mobility that it is stunting both their physical and psychological development, according to a report published today, writes Christian Wolmar.
Ukraine will hang on to 46 nuclear-armed missiles even after it has ratified the START 1 disarmament treaty, President Leonid Kravchuk said, AFP reports from Moscow. Don't expect perfection and be prepared for a few disasters on the way but don't give up too easily.Elizabeth, London SW2AN EXPENSIVE AND HUMILIATING EXPERIENCEI write as a disillusioned client of a now defunct introduction agency. But there was none of that.Instead, Hubert de Givenchy appeared, ram-rod straight, in his white linen work-jacket, one of the many hand-made for him in his atelier, to take his bow. For one of the few things that can be said in favour of travel by jet is the fact that it can offer escape from family, friends and work for a few hours. Mensa is embroiled in some potentially expensive lawsuits made possible by the society's subordination to company law.Committee members did not like to name names, or explain how men in wigs were leaving them hairless with worry. Question: Name two animals that appear in the story.Answers should be sent on a postcard, with full name, address and daytime telephone number, to: Peter and the Wolf, The Independent, 40 City Road, London EC1Y 2DB (to arrive no later than Friday 11 December).
Bradford Northern .16 Castleford. No mention was made of the Red Army's brutality during the advance on Berlin, nor of the fact that for 45 years thereafter almost 400,000 of its forces stayed as occupiers in what became East Germany.But the history of the post-war period cast a shadow over Saturday's celebration. Barring accidents, the Swiss rider become the first man to win the Vuelta three times in a row after the final leg today.. Mr Owen is now saving up for a trailer to cope with larger animals such as horses.Don't laugh. At present, hundreds of thousands of households in Britain still receive tap water above this level.Estimates of how much it would cost to comply with the stricter limit by removing lead piping are vague, but run into billions of pounds.To remove all lead mains and plumbing from the 9.4 million homes that have it would cost about pounds 10bn, according to the water industry.