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Pop Rocks: Don't miss two hidden gems

For me, the most frustrating treasures are those that, for many, remain undiscovered. With that in mind, I wanted to highlight a couple of my favorites.
Researcher erases mice's memories

It is the stuff of movies -- being able to erase a bad memory while keeping others intact. But members of a team that includes a Medical College of Georgia researcher say they've been able to do just that in specially bred mice.
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10 films of new millennium must await test of time

I knew, when I began this project of documenting the finest films of the sound era, that the decade I would find most difficult was the first of the new millennium. It's not a problem of quantity or quality - there have been many great movies released in the past several years - but of distance.
Steven Uhles
Review: 'Dave Chappelle's Block Party'

Its star-studded lineup poses the possibility of divalike demands, beefs breaking out and entourages elbowing each other out of the way. But "Dave Chappelle's Block Party" is as friendly and down-home as the title suggests.
Key Oscars prizes remain uncertain

LOS ANGELES - Martin Scorsese was an also-ran two years ago with "Gangs of New York." Clint Eastwood was a runner-up last year with "Mystic River."
'Aviator' leads Academy Award nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The Howard Hughes epic "The Aviator" led Academy Awards contenders with 11 nominations Tuesday, including best picture, plus acting honors for Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Alan Alda and a directing slot for Martin Scorsese.
At the Movies: 'Lemony Snicket's'

The key word in the mouthful of a movie title "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" is "series."
No favorites yet in Oscar race

LOS ANGELES - With no J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy to lord over Hollywood's prom night, an eccentric mix of real-life characters may step in to fill the void at the Academy Awards.
People in the News

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Bucky Buckaroo the wallaroo and Pancho the goat may soon be back in the custody of their rapper owner Vanilla Ice.
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