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Friday, September 9, 2005

Art classes availablefor the home-schooled
Are you a home-schooled pupil? If so, the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown can give you hands-on art activities in its weekday art classes.
Along with the museum art collection, pupils will work on two- and three-dimensional art projects to enhance their knowledge of art.
Classes are offered year-round and generally are between five and six weeks long, meeting once a week for an hour.
In the course of a school year, a variety of topics and media will be studied. Classes may be scheduled at the Youngstown or Trumbull locations.
For more information, call (330) 747-1711, Ext. 117.
"It's an incredibly awkward thing to be kissing your husband and have it being taped while a crew is watching." -- Sophia Bush, on doing love scenes with her husband, Chad Michael Murray, on "One Tree Hill," in Teen People magazine.
"Tomatoes are weird. The only way I can eat ketchup is to [convince myself] that it doesn't come from tomatoes." -- Dakota Fanning, on what grosses her out, in People magazine.
"Han Solo and Princess Leia in 'The Empire Strikes Back.' There's just something about that kiss where he says, 'You like me because I'm a scoundrel.'" -- Donald Faison ("Scrubs"), on his favorite on-screen kiss, in People magazine.
Simple Plan live CD
Multiplatinum rockers Simple Plan are joining the ranks of rock 'n' roll greats with the release of their first live album, "MTV Hard Rock Live."
The album, which is scheduled for release Oct. 4, captures the five-piece punk band's athletic live show. The only thing missing are the kids crowd surfing and the lighters and cell phones that light up at every performance.
The album was recorded earlier this year at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Fla., for MTV's Hard Rock Live series.
A special-edition fan pack will be available that contains the CD along with a 60-minute bonus DVD featuring the entire Hard Rock Live concert.
The band is also planning a fall tour.
How to helphurricane victims
At 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nickelodeon will air a special edition of "Nick News" with Linda Ellerbee titled "Do Something! Caring for the Kids of Katrina." The show will offer a glimpse of the effects of Hurricane Katrina, how this natural disaster happened, and how kids can help those affected.
"When America works best, we don't just live side by side. We live through and for one another," said Ellerbee. "In every crisis, there are challenges to be faced. But in every heart there is the power to do it. We have seen this over and over in Houston."
Hosted by award-winning journalist Ellerbee from Houston's Astrodome, "Nick News" will focus on the positive, letting kids know that wherever you find a terrible situation, you find good people, including kids trying to make it better. Ellerbee talks to the helpers and those who need help, including kids at schools and families who have taken in others. She visits churches and schools that have served as shelters. The special will explore how people were evacuated and take a look at those who were left behind, while touching on issues of race. It will also feature messages of hope for kids from kids, and showcase how some are helping to raise money and supplies for those affected by Katrina.