AP file photo, 1992
Anne Bancroft, starof 'Graduate,' dies
k ANNE BANCROFT, the seductive Mrs. Robinson in 1967's "The Graduate," has died at 73 of uterine cancer.
Military spendingtops $1 trillion
k GLOBAL MILITARY SPENDING in 2004 broke the $1 trillion barrier for the first time since the Cold War, boosted by the U.S. war against terror, according to a report released Tuesday.
k WILLIAM UMBEL, who had marijuana shipments delivered to his Pyatt Street Diner, has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison.
Eatery to reopen
k THE GROUND ROUND restaurant in Boardman will be allowed to reopen and its owner given more time to pay off a loan debt.
Oil reserves dwindle
k THE UNITED STATES' emergency fuel tank -- the Strategic Petroleum Reserve -- is almost full for the first time since its creation about 30 years ago.
k THE LPGA TOUR will have its own version of the playoffs next year, culminating with players competing for $1 million in the final round of the season.
The joy of grilling
k GREAT NEW BOOKS can help cooks to capture the thrill of the grill.
k GET A SNEAK peek at this year's winners of the MTV Movie Awards. The show airs Thursday night.