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Kirby: Night before Christmas is the best of the year

...MUSIC: I asked you what the best Christmas song was, and you gave me your answers.Here is the latest from Elaine and Bob Thomas, who write: "Two of our favorite Christ mas songs are Go Tell It on the Mountain and We Need a Little Christmas...
Andy Williams, 'Moon River' singer, dead at 84

ST. LOUIS - With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature Moon River, Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about.
Blake Edwards dies at age 88

...longtime painter, Edwards began sculpting in mid-life, and his bronze works in the style of Henry Moore drew critical praise in shows in Los Angeles and Bucks County, Pa.---Associated Press writer Bob Thomas contributed to this story.
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Cinderellas vying in best-actor race

LOS ANGELES - Critics may say that it's easy to win an Academy Award by playing a mentally troubled character.
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ACC already checks referees

PINEHURST, N.C. - The fear of a gambling scandal was on Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford's radar long before the FBI launched an investigation into gambling accusations against NBA referee Tim Donaghy.
ACC ready to invade Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. - Tobacco Road, meet Cigar City.
College basketball
Coaches face replay challenges

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Clemson coach Tommy Bowden beat the NCAA to the punch last season when he burned a timeout late in the third quarter of the Tigers' 35-14 rout of Florida State to give the replay official a chance to take a longer look at a disputed touchdown reception.
Colvin keeps Tigers loose

OMAHA, Neb. - When it comes to delivering line drives, Clemson's baseball team counts on North Augusta junior Tyler Colvin.
Lineman back to lead Miami again

Nothing could prepare Miami offensive lineman Erik Winston for the sight - and the pain - of his left knee bent at a 45-degree angle after being inadvertently rolled by a Georgia Tech opponent early in the 2004 season.
Bowden will use own form of discipline

HOT SPRINGS, Va. - Florida State coach Bobby Bowden used Monday's ACC Kickoff interview session to clear the air on a wide range of topics, addressing the media for the first time since the onset of the Seminoles' tumultuous summer.