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The following is part of a report from the American Physical Society's "What's New" weekly report. Article #205 (207 is last): From: xx066@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Physics Department) Newsgroups: cwru.academic.physics.world-news Subject: APS "What's new" file - 25 June Date: Fri Jun 25 21:10:52 1993 WHAT'S NEW (in my opinion), Friday, 25 June 1993 Washington, DC [ ... ] 4. SUPERSTRING FIELD IS USED TO REDUCE CRIME IN NATION'S CAPITAL! The Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy revealed on Tuesday that a 2-month, $4M program to reduce crime has been underway in Washington since 5 June. The Institute's director, John Hagelin, a Harvard-trained field theorist, explained that a coherent field generated by 1,000 trained experts meditating in unison has been cutting crime and enhancing the effectiveness of President Clinton by spreading tranquility throughout the city. This "scientific demonstration" will provide proof of a "unified superstring field," Hagelin said, but he acknowledged that the Supercollider will be needed to provide independent confirmation. Robert L. Park opa@aps.org The American Physical Society -- Physics Department, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (216) 368 4000 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Article #206 (207 is last): From: xx066@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Physics Department) Newsgroups: cwru.academic.physics.world-news Subject: APS "What's new" file - 2 July Date: Sat Jul 3 08:57:58 1993 WHAT'S NEW (in my opinion), Friday, 2 July 1993 Washington, DC [ ... ] 4. EXPERIMENT GOES HORRIBLY WRONG! MURDER RATE IN CAPITAL SOARS. To the scores who have asked: No, we did not make up the story about the anti-crime field (WN 25 Jun 93)! No, the $4M is not federal money! String theorist Hagelin, a 1992 presidential candidate (WN 4 Sep 92), is chair of the physics department at Maharishi International University. The murder rate is way up. Robert L. Park opa@aps.org The American Physical Society

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