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Before devoting himself to public service, Ollie North may have to slay the dragons of his past. He's expected to testify at the trial of Richard Secord and Albert Hakim later this year. Uncle Sam's lawsuit against the Iran-Contra bad guys maintains that North helped abscond with more than $16 million in diverted profits from the sale of arms to Iran, which Secord and Hakim dumped into Swiss bank accounts (only $3.8 million was actually diverted to the Contras; the feds want access to the $11-12 million still sitting there). As a public reminder of Ollie's skill at deceit, we present a typical morning during his tenure at the White House--an annotated page from his day-runner on Aug. 6, 1986: