From the introduction:
".. The Russian president today fired missiles ... uh ... sorry ... today brushed aside the missile program which he undertook last spring. And here at home the Agricultural Board expresses concern about the heat wave that is damaging harvests. And as for sports..."
The police officer turned down the radio, wiped his sweaty brow with his sleeve, and pulled onto Main Street. The headlights cut through the sultry summer night and flashed in the eyes of a cat which lazily prowled the empty street.
Suddenly his headlights silhouetted a dark outline on the road; the officer saw it at the last moment and stopped the car with screeching breaks. He looked up and saw the figure bathed in light, dressed in a fine suit, and standing calmly in the middle of the road. Clearly, it wasn't a local drunk...