Yuma, Arizona - A Christmas vacation in Rome may sound like a festive getaway.  But, says the Association of Mature American Citizens, this year the festivities have been marred by a scandal revolving around the Eternal City's official Christmas tree. 

The tree was christened with the nickname - "vecchio senza peli" - or, as we say here, "old baldy."  So "hideous" is the 72-foot, $59,000, needle-deficient spruce that an investigation is underway to find the "sap" who picked out the tree in the first place.