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February 27, 1985 | Associated Press
Tina Marie Machado has lost her Miss Hawaii USA crown after less than a week. Pageant officials said she is too old at 25 and won by mistake. Machado was told Tuesday to step down in favor of Toni Leimomi Costa, 18, runner-up in the pageant last week. Pageant director Gay Zuercher said Miss Hawaii USA entrants must be under 25 and it was an error when Machado--who turned 25 in November--was allowed to enter.
January 30, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
With singer-pugilist Chris Brown making more of the wrong kind of headlines this week , it was only a matter of hours before we heard from his on-again-off-again-on-again paramour, Rihanna. Just in time for Valentine's Day, Rihanna tells Rolling Stone that she's glad to be back together with Brown, who's currently serving five years' probation after pleading guilty to assaulting her the night before the 2009 Grammy Awards. "I decided it was important for me to be happy...
May 3, 1993
Janet Reno's only mistake was in apologizing for making a mistake! A brilliant, compassionate attorney general made a measured decision based on the best intelligence offered at the time by the experts. She did her job with courage, and with courage accepted the responsibility for her decision. I commend her. RACHEL BRYANT DRUTEN Palm Desert
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