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Amway Spread Satan Rumors, P&G Says

By Jeff Franks Reuters

HOUSTON (May 4) - Along with soap and vitamins, those friendly Amway salesmen have been pushing something else for years -- false rumors that rival Procter & Gamble Co. is in league with the devil -- attorneys charged in opening arguments of a lawsuit Monday.

Procter & Gamble lawyers said Amway Corp. had tried to take away sales by fomenting the mistaken belief, prevalent in some religious circles, that Procter & Gamble's venerable trademark incorporated satanic symbols such as the number ``666'' and devil's horns.

-- ididn'tdoit (notme@not.me), May 04, 1999


Lawyers on both side have agreed to a compromise in order to avoid a lengthy court battle...........

P & G in an attempt to take the middle ground, have admitted to including '333' and one devil horn in their logo......

The Amway lawyer accepted the settlement and promptly signed up all the P & G lawyers under his third leg.

-- Craig (craig@ccinet.ab.ca), May 04, 1999.

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