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Scenes from an American Anachronism

A panel of judges including thrice-divorced Rush Limbaugh, an “American Idol” finalist and smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz crowned a new Miss America Saturday night at a chain restaurant’s Las Vegas resort.

Pageant winner Caressa Cameron urged kids to play on the street with sticks. The broadcast journalism major likely has a job waiting for her at a certain cable news outlet.

Runner-up Miss California, meanwhile, must have spent months coming up with her introduction to the Planet Hollywood crowd and a national TV audience.

“From the home of the Governator, I am here to pump you up,” Kristy Cavinder said.

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