The country's top fair-lending cop just doesn't know when to quit. Paul F. Hancock, chief of the housing and civil enforcement section at the Justice Department, fell off his roof on Super Bowl Sunday, breaking his arm and tearing a ligament in his foot.

Undaunted, he reclimbed his ladder to finish the repair, then watched the big game. Mr. Hancock's injuries won't get any banks off the hook. He managed to work every day since the accident and says all his investigations are on schedule.

Michael J. Zamorski has been named regional director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s New York office. Mr. Zamorski, who has been deputy regional director since 1989 and acting director since June 1995, succeeds Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr., who is now the FDIC's director of supervision.

House Banking Committee Chairman Jim Leach rarely engages in partisan rhetoric, but the balanced budget fight has tested his patience. In fact, the professorial Iowa Republican has sunk to some good old-fashioned name calling.

In recent speeches, including one before the Tax Foundation in Washington last week, he suggested that the most vocal critics of Republican efforts to limit Medicare and other entitlements are ready to form a third party, the "Demagogocrats."

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