Date: Sun, 8 Oct 1995 17:14:25 -0400 From: Jerry Miller Subject: Re: place names Rima: Actually, when I worked at a nearby newspaper that included Peru in its circulation area, I heard it both ways (PEErue & puhROO) from people in that area (and I don't think all of them were trying to be funny). As far as Galveston, no, I don't know about the guy with the camels, but I did once do a story on a guy there who had a (very small) Museum and School of Magic Witchcraft and believed he was a (good) witch (not warlock) and supposedly gave psychic advice to people like Billie Jean King. Weirdest guy I ever met--called himself "The Mysterious Lawrence," as I recall. Cheers, Jerry Miller