k PAST OLYMPIC track star Marion Jones, who had failed to qualify in the 100 meters and pulled out of the 200 meters at the Olympic trials -- she won both races in Sydney -- will be going home this year without any hardware. In the 4x100 meter relay, the United States team finished dead last after Jones and Lauryn Williams mishandled the baton transfer between the second and third legs. In the long jump, Jones didn't hit her final jump and finished fifth. In basketball, the U.S. men's team lost to Argentina -- again -- and will have to settle for a spot in the bronze medal game.
k IN THE PAST three weeks, there have been roughly 40 "move-outs," the term Animal Charity humane agent Dave Nelson uses to describe people who move and leave their pets behind. It's not unusual, he said, to find more than one animal abandoned, sometimes in a locked house.
A lot at stake
k IT COULD BE months before Struthers schools Superintendent Dr. Sandra DiBacco learns whether the Ohio Department of Education will revoke her superintendent, high-school principal and supervisor certificates.
k A SWEET TASTE of Warren is hitting the road next month. Fun Flavored Fudge, part of Top-Shelf Sweets 'n' Gifts, 1813 Elm Road N.E., will be featured Sept. 21 on "Roker on the Road" on The Food Network.
On local screens
k FILM FARE, a guide to what's playing in area theaters, covers new flicks, last week's top 10 and other movies playing here.
Dream into reality
k DWIGHT LONG of Warren left his career at Delphi Packard Electric Systems after 16 years with a job buyout and a desire to do something different. Little did he know that he would become a school principal.
k BLACK BAPTIST churches will try to move toward restoring unity when national leaders of several groups meet in January.
k LIFE & amp;WORK: They are the Disney Princesses, and their goal is world domination.