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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Talk About It ...
Vegas Gets Miss America: You Care?
Atlantic City won't host the beauty, er, scholarship pageant any more. See story. Instead, Sin City gets it. Kiss that wholesome image goodbye. But wasn't it all passe anyway? Who's still impressed by women who yodel and twirl batons and act and talk like robots stuck on full grin?
These days, women in movies box, bag serial killers and off alien species, while on TV they're jumping off cliffs and gargling grubs.

That's what's needed. Livelier competitions. A Jeopardy! segment. A Donald Trump Apprentice money-making challenge. Followed by hand-to-hand combat (in swimsuits?) for the finale.

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