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BOOT SHOP TRIPS UP GOVERNOR

Texas Gov. Ann Richards was 45 minutes late Friday because she stopped to buy boots. Richards was in to Muleshoe, Texas, population 1,500, for a Chamber of Commerce banquet but stopped at Joe's Boot Shop. Richards bought a pair of anaconda skin boots for herself and a pair of lizard skins for Texas Railroad Commissioner Lena Guerrero. Richards said there was nothing wrong with Guerrero's current boots but she needed "some of those pointy-toed boots if you're going to do any real kicking."