The Quarter-Million-Dollar Man

After holding the three-month job interview from hell, DONALD TRUMP picked a winner on his NBC show, The Apprentice: Chicago entrepreneur BILL RANCIC, 32, whose new, $250,000-a-year job is to manage construction of a 90-story luxury riverfront building in his hometown. Upon edging out his rival Kwame Jackson, Rancic declared, "The American Dream is still alive." They used to say the same thing about the Donald's hair.

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