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BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS -- The Super Bowl in New Orleans will pit brother against brother as coaches Jim and John Harbaugh helming the 49ers and Ravens go head-to-head.  In fact, the match up is so historic, the NFL has agreed to bend the rules and refer to it from now on in their record books as the "Cain & Abel Bowl."

CLEAR! -- Smart phone app PulsePoint now offers an app that alerts  users trained in CPR of any cardiac emergency occurring within a quarter mile.  The life-saving app will be supplied to fire departments, EMRs, cardiologists, and every customer who orders a Double Bacon and Cheese Whopper at Burger King.


 

RULE BRITANNIA -- An Anglophile's dream aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, "Diana: Legacy of a Princess" features over 2000 items from Britain's Royal Family including Princess Di's letters, diaries, awards and wardrobe.  It also  includes personal items like Di's tiaras... Prince Charles' regimental ties... Prince Harry's billiard cues...    
 

NAME GAME -- President Obama may have a tough time replacing Ray La Hood who resigned as U. S. Secretary of Transportation last week.  Setting a precedent, La Hood was the first secretary named after an automobile part so Obama is taking applications only from people named Fender, Bumpers, Grill, Pedal or Dipstick.    
 

LAY-AWAY PLAN -- According to a survey by Global Post, the most expensive designer clothing store in the nation, more pricey even than any of the thread emporiums on Rodeo Drive, is Bijan in Beverly Hills.  It's so upscale, the trend-conscious regulars who shop there donate their cast-offs to Bloomingdale's.


 




(Contents Copyright (c) 2013 by Robert L. Mills  All Rights Reserved)


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