The Stanford-USC game has been sold out for weeks in the 90,000-seat Stanford Stadium. For the first time in years, scalpers are appearing on the college scene in California. The sellout also inspired an ad in a local paper from a real-estate firm, offering two 50-yard-line seats free—with the purchase of a house for $43,950. Now that Stanford has lost to Purdue, how about $33,950?
A fellow named Howard Mitcham writes a column in the Provincetown (Mass.) Advocate called "The Cape Tip Gourmet." Recently, he wrote about the delights of eating striped bass, that elusive game fish so frequently not caught in North Atlantic waters. The recipe section of the column was entitled, "How to Stuff a 35-pound Striped Bass," and the list of ingredients, which included oysters, clams, shrimp tails, scallops, salt pork, eggs, onions, mushrooms, peppers, celery, cloves, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, French white wine, Portuguese bread, butter, Wesson Oil, salt and pepper, begins with "one 35-pound striped bass." Howard, we can get the other stuff, but we've had a little trouble finding that striper. Any suggestions?