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The skinny: Finally, someone puts some bling in blouses

Wardrobe misfortune

Finally, someone puts some bling in blouses

One of the biggest problems facing the world right now is the lack of jewel-encrusted wardrobe options for the planet's contemporary royalty. It's the stuff of telethons and prayer circles. But now comes Amitabh Chandel with a plan to fix that. Sure, he could have tried to do something about famine, or cure a disease — even a minor one — but he saw the ultraluxe togs issue as a place where he could make a real difference. So Chandel, a descendant of one of India's royal families, has designed a line of shirts that are befitting the throne. Maybe you're not feeling the jewels one day, maybe 28 carats of diamonds is the way to go. He does that. Chandel calls the shirts, which start at $974, "practical." The Daily Telegraph of Britain reports that nonroyals will be allowed to buy the attire, as well.

Flaw & Order

Mom's good luck faces a hiatus

Diane Bozzi lost the good luck charm she has been bringing to her bingo games in Rochester, N.Y., for years. It was sitting in the car, but it was taken, police say, by a burglar targeting unlocked cars. The good luck charm was an urn, containing the ashes of Bozzi's mother. The two women used to play bingo together, and an agreement was made before her mother died in 2002 that Bozzi would bring the ashes to games, and mom said she would bring her luck. Bozzi said she isn't interested in getting anyone arrested. "I would like mom home for Christmas," she told the Union Leader of Manchester, N.H. "I wish they would just come by and throw her on the lawn; she won't mind."

In the end, quick fix doesn't work

Just like professional athletes, exotic dancers sometimes find the allure of performance enhancing drugs too enticing to resist. A dancer in Raleigh, N.C., went in to have some work done on her rear assets, all in the thought of boosting business. She says met someone named Lauretta Cheek — seriously — who claimed to have a magical elixir to boost her buns. They just had to meet in a hotel room for the procedure. Against all measures of sane judgment, she went and paid $500 for the procedure. Turns out, the injection wasn't magical and the woman hasn't worked since. Cheek was arrested on charges of practicing medicine without a license.

Lotto luck

Lottery winner wins new jackpot

Delma Kinney of Atlanta was feeling a little under the weather, so he went out to buy cold medicine. While he was at the Chevron Food Mart, he decided to pick up a Super Millions lottery instant-win game. He won, instantly. His $1 million prize will go nicely with the one he got playing another instant-win game in 2008. Still, it's hard to hate him. He set a good portion of the previous win aside for his kids' college education — he's a single father of three. And for this jackpot, he is sizing up charities.

Compiled from wire services and other sources by staff writer Jim Webster, who can be reached at jwebster@tampabay.com.

The skinny: Finally, someone puts some bling in blouses 12/08/11 [Last modified: Thursday, December 8, 2011 6:55pm]
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