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ANIMAL LOVERS LAUGH LAST BY WINNING RACCOON COAT

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Animal rights activists figure they got the last laugh on nightclub operators who offered a full-length raccoon coat as a prize in an Elvira look-alike contest: A protester won the contest wearing a costume donated by the real Elvira.

"This is going to be one less fur on the street," said Aileen Linhard of Animal Care and Welfare, after fellow activist Jeanie Browne, 38, of Pittsburgh won the contest Saturday at Nikki's, a club in Plum, a Pittsburgh suburb.About 35 people protested outside while 350 watched the contest.

At one point, an activist who infiltrated the audience at Nikki's yelled, "Elvira hates furs."