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HARPER'S INDEX

Number of Hollywood movies released since lastOctober in which a fictional U.S. president is one of the characters: 4.

Number of these in which the first lady is already dead or is killed during the movie: 3.

Number of state and federal court opinions written since 1977 that have included a reference to Elvis Presley: 189.

Amount Disney spent last Halloween outfitting Tipper and Al Gore as Beauty and the Beast: $8,365.

Percentage of this amount for which Disney was reimbursed by the Democratic National Committee: 100.

Number of contestants who enteredArkansas' 15th Annual Mosquito Cook-Off last August: 16.