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SO WHAT TIPPED THEM OFF? It wasn't hard to solve the robbery of a convenience store early last week in Fort Smith, Ark. The police had a videotape of the crime made by the store's surveillance camera. But what made their arrest really easy was the headgear worn by the suspect: a construction worker's hard hat - with his name on the front.

WHAT A BRIGHT IDEA If you'll be flying over Fiji late on Dec. 31, be sure to look down: It might be an illuminating experience. Officials there are considering a plan for a two-mile-long strip to be lighted in honor of the year 2000, since the International Date Line passes right through the South Pacific nation. The Fijiians say they like the proposal - submitted by a French architect - as long as they don't have to pay for it.

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World's top business school: It's Harvard, survey finds The London-based Financial Times has published the results of a survey of the world's top 50 business schools. Harvard University came in No. 1, followed by Columbia University in New York, Stanford University, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The publication based its survey of full-time international graduate-level programs on data collected via questionnaires from business schools and members of the class of 1995. The top 15 schools; their names if different from the universities with which they're affiliated; and their locations, if not in the US:

1. Harvard

2. Columbia

3. Stanford

4. Pennsylvania (Wharton)

5 MIT (Sloan)

6. Chicago

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7. Northwestern (Kellogg)

8. London Business School

9. Dartmouth (Amos Tuck)

10. UCLA (Anderson)

11 Insead (Fontainebleau, France)

12.Cornell (Johnson)

13. IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland)

14.University of California, Berkeley (Hass)

15. Duke (Fuqua)

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