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An 18-year-old high school senior in Bronxville, N.Y., has lost his first bid for elected office, but made a good showing.

Patrick English, who attends Bronxville High School, was outpolled by his Republican opponent, Nancy D. Hand, in a race for mayor of the village, just north of the city line.

The final tally was 886 to 631.

Mr. English and a group of friends had formed the Village Independent Student Alliance Party to back his candidacy.

Students in Ron Steffey's history class at Lafayette High School in Williamsburg, Va., have found a pen pal in Fidel Castro.

Last fall, the class wrote the Cuban President after learning that as a 12-year-old, Castro had written President Franklin Roosevelt asking for a $10 bill. The class enclosed a $10 bill with their letter.

This month, a Cuban official in Washington visited the school bearing a letter from the dictator along with a Cuban peso.

The students are hoping the exchange will help renew the cordial relations that existed between the two nations before Castro established his Communist government in 1959.

Vol. 12, Issue 27

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