THE WINNER IS... -- UCLA has signed basketball coach Steve Alford to a seven year, $18.2 million contract. After vetting many candidates, the Athletic Department finally settled on Alford although the choice wasn't easy. The search was narrowed to three highly qualified candidates -- Alford, Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un.
BARREL OF FUN -- Authorities in Germany refused to admit Jason Bieber's capuchin monkey at the Munich Airport. The animal was almost through Customs when the agents finally concluded that he looked too friendly for Jason's agent, too kind to be his lawyer. And he presented a suspicious passport signed by Jack Hanna.
LAP RIDERS -- To relieve rampant diamond lane congestion, The California Highway Department may require carpools to have at least three riders rather than two. Could be a problem, though. With layoffs so common, it's almost impossible to find three employees who work for the same company.
PORKY -- Animal right advocates in Spain are demanding that the government ban the ancient and cruel art of "pigsticking," best described as a fox hunt for bacon lovers. We have nothing in the U.S. even remotely similar -- unless you count "Real Housewives of Orange County."
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