RUNWAY SCABS -- High-fashion designers in Stockholm and Paris are taking advantage of their non-unionized models by using non-salaried computer-generated
models in their Fall catalogues. Never one to sit idly by in the face of opportunity, engineers at Apple have been working around-the-clock to come up with a bulimia-anorexia app.
FULL HOUSE BROKEN -- A Shenandoah Valley, Virginia flea market rummager who bought a box of "junk" for $7 now owns a painting by Pierre August Renoir believed to be worth in the neighborhood of $100,000. Painted in 1878 during the artist's "Wild 'n' Wacky" period, the work is entitled "Five French Poodles Playing Baccarat."
MC CHOLESTEROL -- Keeping one step ahead of a federal mandate, McDonald's has become the first national fast food emporium to post calorie counts beside all menu
items. There's some cross-pollination in evidence here, too. For instance, on Sesame Street, the tots are taught the number 600 by studying a picture of a Sausage McMuffin.
3:10 TO YUMA -- Figures released by the the U.S. Border Patrol indicate that fewer illegal aliens were apprehended trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border during August than at any time since records have been kept. Here's how easy-peasy it's become -- a green card is now accepted as a valid voter ID in the state of Arizona.
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