December 23, 1985 12:00 PM

University of Chicago biochemist Roy (“we want a specimen alive”) Mackal announced plans to travel for the second time to the People’s Republic of the Congo to search for mokele-mbembe, a supposed 30-foot dinosaur. (Mackal’s 1981 trip ended inconclusively.) He also has plans to search for a giant octopus—perhaps as long as 200 feet—in the Bahamas. If that search fails, perhaps he could be enlisted in the hunt for Regis Philbin.

So he isn’t Sam Donaldson; have you ever watched the kid sashay through a crowded press conference?

The President’s son, Ronald Prescott Reagan, covered the Reagan-Gorbachev summit meeting in Geneva for Playboy magazine. One of his questions was, “Are you ready, Dad?” The President replied, “Absolutely.”

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