Political Notebook

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Wolkins finds his kind of tie

Everyone has heard of clip-on ties.

Some men who dread the tight fabric around their necks relish in them.

But Rep. David Wolkins, R-Winona Lake, has found an even better solution -- the zipper tie.

The knot of the tie slides up and down easily, allowing for open access in a jiffy. And just as quickly it can be zipped up for a proper tie on the House floor.

Wolkins has not one -- but four -- of these ingenious inventions.

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