Originally created 03/01/05

Living briefs



AND THE WINNER IS...

Oscar contest

Blame it on Clint Eastwood.

Although excellent as a cowboy or rebellious cop, Mr. Eastwood proved to be a spoiler for Augusta Chronicle critic Steven Uhles this year. Mr. Uhles, who had banked heavily on Aviator gold, was beaten by 83 of the 191 entries in this year's Oscar Pick contest. One of the 12 perfect entries was chosen as the winner in a blind draw.

The winner of this year's contest is Trisha Sasnett, of Augusta, who will receive a prize package that includes movie soundtracks, DVDs and an official 2005 Academy Awards poster. Congratulations.

BIRTHDAYS

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Actor Robert Clary (Hogan's Heroes) is 79. Singer Harry Belafonte is 78. Actor Robert Conrad is 70. Singer Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann is 61. Singer Roger Daltrey is 61. Actor Alan Thicke (Growing Pains) is 58. Actor-director Ron Howard is 51. Country singer Janis Oliver Cummins of Sweethearts of the Rodeo is 51. Actress Catherine Bach (The Dukes of Hazzard) is 51. Actor Tim Daly (Wings) is 49. Actor George Eads (CSI) is 38. Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (NYPD Blue, Saved by the Bell) is 31. Blues Clues host Donovan Patton is 27. Guitarist Sean Woolstenhulme of Lifehouse is 24.

YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY: You're imaginative, cuddly, and strangely powerful this year. You can find the right words easily, yet you know when to keep your mouth shut.

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Erica C. Cline at: 828-2946 or erica.cline@augusta chronicle.com.