Originally created 02/20/03

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COOL CONTEST

Smart cookie can cook and win

Quaker Oatmeal is searching for the perfect cookie recipe for its Search For the Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie recipe contest. The grand prize winner will receive $6,250.

To get contest rules, log on to www.quakeroatmeal.com; e-mail OatContest@aol.com and request a set of rules; or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope to Search For the Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie contest rules, P.O. Box 3305, Chicago, IL 60654.

The contest deadline is May 31.

TV TONIGHT

King of Pop tells his side

It's Michael Jackson Part Deux when Fox airs Michael Jackson Take 2: The Interview They Wouldn't Show You! at 8 on WFXG-TV (Channel 54) on Thursday. Footage not shown in the ABC 20/20 special will air here, including an interview with one of Mr. Jackson's former wives.

BIRTHDAYS

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Movie director Robert Altman is 78. Actor Sidney Poitier is 76. Jazz and soul singer Nancy Wilson is 66. Singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is 62. Actress Sandy Duncan is 57. Guitarist J. Geils of The J. Geils Band is 57. Actress Brenda Blethyn is 57. Actor French Stewart (Third Rock from the Sun) is 39. Model Cindy Crawford is 37. Actor Andrew Shue (Melrose Place) is 36. Singer Brian Littrell of Backstreet Boys is 28. Actress Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) is 25.

YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY: This year, you may want to tap into that money you've saved for a rainy day. Be ready if the right deal comes along on a house or household items. Get only the things that will get better and more valuable over time.

REACH US

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