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WEDNESDAY, August 24, 2011

Kim Kardashian's wedding gown had a tulle skirt with a basque waist and Chantilly lace set off by a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.  Pretty impressive for a bride who became famous for not wearing anything at all.

A pilot for Cathay Pacific Airlines was suspended for initiating a flight attendant into the "Mile High Club" in the cockpit of his Boeing 747.  He'd have gotten away with it if he hadn't left the intercom on after pointing out landmarks.

Over sixty-thousand grocery workers have voted to strike southern California supermarkets.  Could take awhile, though.  Last time they struck, it took them a month to decide whether to print their picket signs on paper or plastic.
 
The Little League World Series is underway in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.   It's getting more like the major leagues every year -- identical equipment, national radio and TV coverage,  Girl Scout groupies. . .

A 15-year old UK girl has been fitted with bionic fingers to replace those she lost after contracting chickenpox.  The fingers were developed by a Scottish firm that provides bionic middle fingers for New York City cabbies.
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