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by Randy Cassingham

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Believe it or Not II
The Saybrook, Ill., Lions Club apparently liked 14-year-old Virginia Payne’s Halloween costume. The girl was dressed in a white robe decorated with swastikas and phrases such as “Kill Them All” and “White Power” for the club’s 35th annual costume contest. The Lions liked it so much, in fact, they awarded the eighth grader first prize. In the uproar that followed, Payne pointed out that she had a teardrop painted on her cheek to represent “the pain and suffering people endured during World War II.” Further, “I didn’t go [dressed] as a Nazi,” she explained. “I went as a dead Nazi.” (UPI, AP) ...Please tell us she’s going to flunk eighth grade. Please.
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