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--Tiny Tim won’t be tiptoeing down the...

--Tiny Tim won’t be tiptoeing down the campaign trail any more. The performer has decided to drop his short-lived bid to be mayor of New York City and back former U.S. Atty Rudolph W. Giuliani for the office. The singer had planned to run on the New Age Party ticket, but decided to drop out of race after five weeks. “My campaign fizzled as flat as this beer, he told a New York Daily News reporter over a few brews. The campaign had been his manager’s idea, Tim said, “and I just went along with it, but it never seemed to catch fire.” Giuliani, a Republican who has yet to announce his candidacy, “appears to be a very nonest man, with good intentions,” said Tim, who became famous for his high-pitched voice and ukulele playing with a hit recording of “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” in 1968.

--The son of Warren Burger, former chief justice of the Supreme Court, spends his days on Skid Row. The Rev. Stephen Burger of Seattle has been named executive director of the International Union of Gospel Missions, a nonprofit that represents more than 200 gospel missions around the country. “I’m excited about the opportunity to share the programs we’ve developed in Seattle--particularly those directed to families and low-income communities--with other rescue missions across the continent,” said Burger, who began working with the homeless 30 years ago in St. Paul, Minn.


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