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ROMNEY-LETTERMAN

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is showing his funny side. Romney was on David Letterman's show on CBS last night, to do a Top Ten list. The "Top Ten Things Mitt Romney Would Like to Say to the American People" includes, "Newt Gingrich? Really?" Romney poked fun at himself, too. He says his "new cologne is now available at Macy's. It's Mittstified." And Romney's number-one thing to tell Americans? "It's a hair piece."

CAMPAIGN-THE OTHERS

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Timothy Brewer hopes he'll get some votes in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary next month. He's running as a Republican. His platform? He vows that speaking with Jesus through "afterlife orbs" would solve the world's problems. Perennial candidate Vermin Supreme is making a pitch for better oral hygiene. He says the country's future "depends on its ability to bite back." Ten Republicans and seven Democrats shared a forum for the lesser known candidates last night in Manchester. Betzler Bear says he might pick Mitt Romney for his running mate if Bear gets the Republican nomination.

TOY SHORTAGE

SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — Santa needs some extra helpers in the Atlanta area. Organizers of the local Toys for Tots program say they're running short of presents less than a week before Christmas. WXIA-TV reports the bins at a Toys for Tots warehouse are empty or nearly so. One charity official says demand is up and donations are down this year. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve charity has been giving toys to needy kids since 1947.

SPACE CONTEST

ARDEN MILLS, Minn. (AP) — Mark Johnson is hoping for good news today. He's in the running for a far-out Christmas gift -- a trip into space. He's one of 15 finalists in a contest sponsored by Red Gate Software — a British company that makes tools for database administrators. The Minnesota father of three is a software developer. The winner is to be announced today. The space ride would be aboard a rocket under development by Space Adventures, a Virginia-based space tourism company. Johnson tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press the prospect of going into space is "just overwhelming."

LAMBORGHINI WINNER

SANTAQUIN, Utah (AP) — David Dopp can't believe he's the new owner of a lime green Lamborghini. Dopp says he's still in shock. He won the Italian roadster in a promotion sponsored by Maverik convenience stores. The grand prize in the "Joe Schmo to Lambo" contest was delivered to the Utah man over the weekend. Dopp found out he'd won during a November BYU versus Idaho football game. He tells The Daily Herald he wanted to do back flips down the field when he learned he was the winner.

SUPER BOWL-PROSTITUTES

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Super Bowl will be here before you know it, and so will the hookers. That's the concern of state officials in Indiana. They're worried about a virtual invasion of hookers for the big game Feb. 5 in Indianapolis. Now, political leaders are looking to fast-track new laws to combat sex-trafficking. Officials note the 2010 Super Bowl brought 10,000 prostitutes to Miami. Lawmakers will take up the issue when they start their 2012 session Jan. 4.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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