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They know more than their lines

They've already proved how funny and talented they are, but just how much brain power are our favorite entertainers packing?

Find out by watching Jeopardy's "Celebrity Invitational" competition all this week at 7:30 p.m. on WTSP-Ch. 10. In what is usually a watered-down version of the real thing, famous folks from TV, radio and literary circles match wits and win bucks for charities.

It's somewhat comforting (or disturbing, depending on how you look at it) to learn that some big-time TV stars, who make more money in a year than we will make in a lifetime, aren't as intelligent as we are.

But some celebs, such as Howard Stern's sidekick, Robin Quivers, may surprise you. Tonight's game features Seinfeld's Jason Alexander, Dan Cortese from Veronica's Closet and Carol Burnett.

Other contestants this week include comedian Sinbad, writer Stephen King, Sabrina the Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart and morning guy Regis Philbin, who already revealed on Live With Regis and Kathie Lee that he didn't win.

Not much of a surprise there.

Guess that includes us

Our piles of paper are getting higher and higher.

Though most of us may think plastic packaging and disposable diapers are our main trash pit enemies, it turns out paper now represents the largest source of non-durable solid waste, according to the ULS Report.

The ULS Report is a bimonthly newsletter created to help people Use Less Stuff by conserving resources and reducing waste.

"Even though much of this is high-quality and easily recycled, we're printing, faxing and copying at a faster rate than recycling programs can handle," says Robert Lilienfeld, an editor for the ULS Report.

The March/April issue of the newsletter suggests ways to win the information age paper chase:

+ If you must send paper to more than one person, attach a routing slip to pass it along.

+ Try to skip cover sheets when sending faxes. Your fax machine probably stamps your name and phone number on the top of each page.

+ Use scrap paper and paper clips rather than sticky notes.

To request a copy of the latest ULS Report and save paper while doing it, call Lilienfeld at (313) 668-1690, or visit the Internet site at http://cygnus-group.com.

Flat and loving it

Working women across the country have kicked their high heels to the curb.

According to a recent American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society survey, the majority of women now wear low-heeled "sensible" shoes at work.

Younger women have opted for flats at a higher rate. Only 16 percent of women 20 to 30 years old indicated they wore heels higher than 1 inch to work, but 28 percent of women ages 40 to 50 said they did.

Some women have gone the ultra-casual route. One in five reported regularly wearing athletic shoes in the workplace.

Could be for comfort. Could be for a fast getaway.

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