Originally created 09/17/02

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WHAT'S NEW

Cookies cater to adult tastes

If you're looking for a more refined chocolate in your cookie, Pillsbury has something for you.

The company has created a new line of refrigerated ready-to-bake cookies designed for adult tastes. The pre-formed cookie dough rounds are simply placed on a cookie sheet and baked. The new product is expected to be available this fall.

The Big Deluxe Classics will come in four flavors: premium blend chocolate chip, white chunk macadamia nut, peanut butter chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin.

COOL CONTEST

Child could win $25,000 scholarship

Do you know a child dynamo? If so, you can help him win a $25,000 scholarship.

VTech Electronics North America is holding the first VTech XLence Awards to recognize children who excel in all areas of their lives, from school to extracurricular activities.

Friends, family members and teachers can nominate a child, age 5-11, by writing a short (50 to 100 words) essay describing how the child excels both in and out of school.

Nomination forms can be picked up and submitted at Toys R Us or downloaded at www.toysrus.com/truxlence and mailed to: VTech's XLence Awards Nomination Entry, P.O. Box 5000, Manhasset, NY 11030-5000. The entry deadline is Nov. 12.

BIRTHDAYS

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Actress Anne Bancroft is 71. Actor Paul Benedict (The Jeffersons) is 64. Actor John Ritter is 54. Singer Fee Waybill of The Tubes is 52. Actress Elvira is 51. Comedian Rita Rudner is 46. Singer BeBe Winans is 40. Rapper Doug E. Fresh is 36. Singer Maile Misajon of Eden's Crush is 26.

YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY: The more work you take on, the more money you receive, as more people need what you have. Don't work harder this year; work smarter instead. That's the way to accomplish your dreams.

REACH US Contact Lifestyles Editor Erica C. Cline at: 828-2946 or ecline@augustachronicle.com.