No. 478: "Shoppers Special"

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Sept. 16 2000 12:00 AM

No. 478: "Shoppers Special"

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Thus reads the headline in on Raghunandan Gokhale's story in the Sept. 9 issue of the Hindu, an Indian national daily.

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The lead:

MUMBAI, SEPT. 9. Thanks to Nisha Mohota's (6.5) creditable win over overnight joint leader Swati Ghate (6.5) in the tenth round of girls section of Asian junior chess championship on Saturday, hot favourite IWM Koneru Humpy (7.5) of India is all set to become the youngest ever champion here.

(Confession of a psychological stake in this story: My name is "Randy."—Ed.)

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Infantile, provincial delight in a foreign name. 

Randy Cohen used to write Slate's "News Quiz." His most recent book—oh, like you don't know.

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