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monarch in sheep's clothing

Britain's Prince William and Prince Harry are hugely popular with the public. What a coup, then, for a fledgling fashion label if they don its attire. "Sales would be so great that he could give up the day job," clothier Jeremy Hackett told the Sunday Times (London). He who? Well, their dad, Prince Charles. The heir to the throne already has an organic food company and reportedly plans to launch a line of woolen country clothing next year.

The Northeast spends most to finance public education

Washington, D.C., isn't a state, but "the district" is tops in the nation when it comes to spending per pupil, new Census Bureau figures show. Utah spent least: $4,331 per student in the 1999-2000 school year. The 10 states (plus Washington) with the largest education budgets, according to the 2000 Census:

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1. Washington, D.C. $10,836

2. New Jersey 10,283

3. New York 10,039

4. Connecticut 8,800

5. Alaska 8,743

6. Massachusetts 8,444

7. Rhode Island 8,242

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8. Delaware 8,030

9. Vermont 7,938

10. Pennsylvania 7,824


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