January 31, 2010 in Nation/World

In brief: Miss Virginia is Miss America

From Wire Reports
 
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Miss Virginia Caressa Cameron reacts after being crowned in Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas – Miss Virginia Caressa Cameron won the 2010 Miss America title Saturday night after strutting in a skintight yellow dress, belting Beyonce’s “Listen” from “Dreamgirls” and telling kids they should get outside more often.

Cameron, a 22-year-old from Fredericksburg, Va., won a $50,000 scholarship and the crown in Las Vegas after a pageant that started with 53 contestants.

Cameron is a broadcast journalism student at Virginia Commonwealth University, and wants to become an anchor.

Miss California Kristy Cavinder was the first runner-up, winning $25,000.

‘Rip’ Torn found drunk in bank

Salisbury, Conn. – Actor Elmore “Rip” Torn has been charged with breaking into a Connecticut bank and carrying a loaded handgun while intoxicated.

State police say the 78-year-old Salisbury resident was arrested Friday night after police found him inside the Litchfield Bancorp with a loaded revolver.

Last year, Torn was given probation in a Connecticut drunken driving case and granted permission to enter an alcohol education program.


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