Originally created 11/12/06

Look ahead



HIT THE ROAD

HAVE FUN, BE SAFE ON HOLIDAY TRIPS

It's not too early to start planning that trip to Grandma's for Thanksgiving.

Here are a few tips from AAA:

- Plan your driving route and travel stops.

- Budget fuel costs and plan your fuel stops.

- Get a vehicle checkup.

- Estimate your travel time.

- Get proper rest.

- Travel during daylight hours.

- Take stretch breaks and rotate drivers to stay alert while at the wheel.

- Plan ideas for low-tech entertainment.

- Buckle up.

TV TONIGHT

Time takes toll on 'Prime' character

When the groundbreaking British series Prime Suspect burst onto the scene in 1992, it presented viewers with the kind of female hero rarely seen on television.

Detective Jane Tenni-son, as deftly played by Helen Mirren, was not only shamelessly mature and ambitious but she also was full of rough edges. In other words, she was oh so real.

Now, a lifetime of booze, cigarettes, loneliness and grueling police work are finally catching up with Jane, who is pushing 60 and also coping with the imminent death of her father.

Prime Suspect: The Final Act airs at 9 tonight on PBS (WEBA, Channel 14, and WCES, Channel 20) and concludes Nov. 19.

- From wire reports

BIRTHDAYS

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Singer Ruby Nash Curtis of Ruby and the Romantics is 67. Playwright-actor Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride) is 63. Singer Brian Hyland is 63. Organist Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the MG's is 62. Singer Neil Young is 61. Guitarist Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult is 59. Country singer Barbara Fairchild is 56. Actress Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) is 48. Bassist David Ellefson (Megadeth) is 42. Actor Sam Lloyd (Scrubs) is 39. Actress Tamala Jones (The Brothers) is 32. Actress Angela Watson (Step By Step) is 32. Singer Tevin Campbell is 30. Actress Ashley Williams (Good Morning, Miami) is 28. Actress Anne Hathaway (The Princess Diaries) is 24. Singer Omarion (B2K) is 21. Actress Macey Cruthird (Hope and Faith) is 14.

REACH US

Contact Features Editor Tharon Giddens at: 823-3347 or tharon.giddens@augustachronicle.com.