Copyright 1995 Guardian Newspapers Limited
The Guardian (London)
April 27, 1995
SECTION: THE GUARDIAN FOREIGN PAGE; Pg. 16
LENGTH: 494 words
HEADLINE: SNAPSHOTS: LETTER BOMBER OFFERS 'TRUCE'
THE twisted explosives genius behind a 17-year letter-bomb campaign that has baffled the FBI has written to the New York Times outlining his anarchist beliefs and offering to end his campaign if the newspaper published a "long article", writes Ian Katz.
The so-called Unabomber, who is believed to have sent the device which killed a timber industry lobbyist in Sacramento, California, on Monday, wrote to the newspaper the day before and said his ultimate goal was "the destruction of the worldwide industrial system".
Chainsaw raids on $ 10,000 trees
Washington Post - A BAND of chainsaw-wielding thieves is busy around Washington stealing trees whose black market value runs into thousands of dollars. Their targets are paulownia trees, sweet-smelling specimens whose branches sprout heart-shaped leaves and lavender trumpet-shaped flowers in the spring. Known in Asia as the empress or princess tree, it is prized for its durable wood, popular in Japan for making musical instruments and ceremonial wedding chests. A tree can sell for as much as $ 10,000.
The long and short of it
Newsday - A STUDY that is likely to have men hunched over rulers has found that the average penis, when erect, measures 5.1 inches long. That's more than three-quarters of an inch shorter than most previous studies have found.
The survey, by the Association for Male Sexual Dysfunction, discovered that, contrary to popular belief, less than two per cent of men have "microphallic" penises, which might require surgery to lengthen them to a more satisfactory size.