Because man cannot live by bread alone, the

Boston Globe

bites into

Au Bon Pain's


announced plans to "split into two companies and sell its Au Bon Pain chain of 263 cafes to a New York investment firm for about $78 million."

There's a reason you're not supposed to see the bride in her gown before the wedding: The

South China Morning Post

reports that "a bride-to-be suffered a nervous breakdown the night before her wedding on the island of Crete when she discovered the groom dressed in her wedding gown in the arms of his best man."

Talk about lining up all your ducks in a row: The

San Jose Mercury News

gives a full rundown on how the Russian stock market's plummet has affected tech stocks on this side of the pond.

Find a penny, pick it up and all the day you'll have good luck. Seems Penny Marshall and Rosie O'Donnell have given



all the luck it needs as the company reported that second-quarter earnings more than doubled from the same period a year ago, the

Detroit Free Press


If it ain't broke, don't fix it: The

Sydney Morning Herald

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says a Chinese engineering professor, and director of the "Slanting Building Correction Research Institute," claims he can straighten the Leaning Tower of Pisa to a manageable tilt -- insuring continued tourist dollars.

A rose by any other name: The


reports that "

Dodi Fayed

is set to become the latest addition to the trademark register as


has taken the unexpected step of applying to register his name as a trademark across the European Community."

Cutting off your nose to spite your face? The

Charlotte Observer

provides a perfect picture of Paula Jones' proboscis.

Every cloud has a platinum lining for

Platinum Technology

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, according to the

Jerusalem Post

. The Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., company has acquired

Memco Software


in "the largest-ever purchase of an Israeli high-tech firm by a foreign company."