California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is so desperate to avoid raising taxes - he's holding a giant car boot sale to help the poverty stricken state.

Bargain hunters rushed to the state capital, Sacramento, on Friday (27AUG04) for the beginning of the two-day sale and were amused to find the TERMINATOR star selling aircraft engines, scissors and lightbulbs for traffic signals.

The unusual event is part of the 57-year-old's anxious attempt to save $32 billion (GBP17.8 billion).

29/08/2004 10:50