Originally created 08/17/00

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WEE COOKIE TREATS: It's so small, it's huge.

Mini Oreos hit grocery store shelves across the country Monday, joining their much larger sibling. The mini version is only an inch in diameter, one-fifth the size of the original Oreo, but features the same dark chocolate cookie and vanilla creme filling. The company is promoting the launch of the tiny cookies with a minivan giveaway - a Dodge Caravan will be given to the person who guesses the number of Mini Oreos it took to fill one of the minivans. Guesses can be entered at the Nabisco Web site at NabiscoWorld.com or by calling (800) ONLY-OREO - (800) 665-9673.

The Rock on the River Music Festival, a concert featuring Ratt, Warrant and Bar 7 (with former members of Tesla) will come to the Jessye Norman Amphitheater on Riverwalk Augusta on Sunday, Aug. 27. Advance tickets are $20 at CD Warehouse, Logan's Steakhouse and Time Piecez night club, 730 Broad St. Tickets will be $25 at the gate. Gates open at noon, and the concert ends at 8 p.m. For more information, call 736-8713.

HOME DELIVERY: FedEx has gotten your message. Because of unexpected demand resulting from the growing number of goods bought on the Internet, FedEx will speed expansion of home delivery. Plans call for the service - which now covers about half the country - to reach about 80 percent of the U.S. population by fall 2001, and for nationwide coverage by September 2002.

MESSY CONTEST: The makers of Bounty paper towels are inviting parents to capture their child's biggest spills and messes on videotape and enter them in the America's Messiest Home Video contest. The grand prize winner will receive a $20,000 savings bond (value at maturity), and the video may become part of a Bounty advertisement. Send entries to Bounty Video Contest, P.O. Box 4667, Blair, NE 68009-4667 by Jan. 16. Entries also can be submitted online at www.bountyfamily.com. For more information, see the Web site or call (312) 861-5221.

- From Staff and Wire Reports