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Sep 30, 1995

Encounters: Tresses and Gains

When barbers turn to the stock market, it may be time to jump ship

'Do you surf the net?' said Tony, staring down at me in the mirror. Now, I know it's a barber's right to choose the subjects for discussion, but cyberspace was not on Tony's usual agenda. Last time, the conversation - or monologue - had revolved more predictably around Marcia Clarke, Rush Limbaugh and George Steinbrenner. I wanted to explain that what I did couldn't really be called surfing; it was more like paddling gingerly in the shallows while wearing a life vest. But my questioner was

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