Toasty, man, toasty
kGRILLING is great for specialty breads, bringing out hidden flavors. Then top with fresh morsels for mouth-watering appetizers.
Will conservativeshail a Bush defeat?
kCOLUMNIST Bonnie Erbe presents five reasons why conservatives "might cheer a GOP loss" in November, according to a British magazine. Erbe also offers her own spin on those findings.
Rookie's not cheap
kWITH ONE stroke of a pen, Ben Roethlisberger made more money than the greatest Pittsburgh Steelers players in history ever made. Roethlisberger's agent, Leigh Steinberg, may be as biased as anyone can be, but he says he thinks the Steelers will someday consider the $9,000,900 in bonuses they'll pay the rookie quarterback to be a tremendous bargain.
New fair category
kSAMUEL JOHNSON'S hermit crab is known for breaking pencils and lifting a metal ruler or a roll of tape in Beaver Schools' seventh-grade classrooms. "Hermie" is now among the "Pocket Pet" exhibits this week at the Columbiana County Fair, where 21 entries are tucked away at the rear of the government building.
kENTERTAINMENT EXTRA: Is this what metal has come to? Since when did sanity and thoughtfulness generate cathartic head-banging?
kDIANE MAKAR MURPHY: It's almost a sure bet that if you stop Tessa and Michael Allegretto on the street and ask, "What are you going to do next?" they will answer, "We're going to Disney World!"