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FROM ALL YOUR WELL-WISHERS

Nelson Mandela: father of black majority rule in South Africa, former president, cowinner of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, statesman, peacemaker. And now, apparently, an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records. Why, you ask? It seems he was honored last weekend with the world's largest bouquet of fresh flowers. The display consisted of 33,332 individual lilies and proteas weighing almost four tons and tied with a huge pink bow. The old record - 28,201 flowers - was set in 1998 by the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Mandela is undergoing treatment for cancer.

Women's-fashion experts identify 'musts' for fall wear

How do the fashion magazine covers put it? Oh, yes: "Ten Great Looks for Fall." Well, now the editors of STYLE.com, the "online home of Vogue and W," have selected their women's fashion and accessory musts for when the air turns chilly and the leaves turn red and gold. They're based on styles featured on designer runways earlier this year in Milan, Italy; Paris; London; and New York. STYLE.com's top-10 fall fashion fundamentals for the well-dressed woman:

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1. Romantic blouse

2. Riding pant

3. Oversize leather bag

4. Prairie skirt

5. Laced-up boots

6. Athletic sweater

7. Big fur hat

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8. Cape

9. Tuxedo

10. Ruffle dress

- Entertainment Wire