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                                                                                                                     A                                                                                                             Friday, July 14, 2006


New book goes
behind the scenes                                                               Kiss a Pig
of the Xbox 360        Diabetes campaign puts a premium on porkers
            jon & chip
  Some people are content to
just sit around and play video
games and not wonder about                                     CARTER
                                                                                   Miss Pork Chop is a very pop-
                                                                                ular gal.
where the games come from.                                                         It is said her kisses are be-
  Others want to know what’s                                                    yond compare — so longed for
going on behind the scenes.
                                                          danna                 that she is the mascot for and
Dean Takahashi is definitely in
the latter category.
  Takahashi, a writer for the
San Jose Mercury News, is the
                                                             sue                subject of the American Diabetes
                                                                                Association’s annual Kiss a Pig
                                                                                campaign.
                                                                                   It’s the pig factor. Pigs are                                                                         Pattie Bowman                      WALKER
author of a new book that                                                       symbolic heroes of the fight                                                                             (left), Richard
takes a behind-the-scenes look                                                  against diabetes. The animals                                                                            Holmes and
at the gaming side of Microsoft        inside the video games                   were one of the first sources of
                                                                                                                                                                                         Charles                           people & places
                                                                                                                                                                                         Faudree (with
and its $17 billion campaign to                                                 insulin, which kept people with                                                                          Miss Pork
topple Sony from the top of the                                                 diabetes alive, and are used                                                                             Chop) gather          Deli, John Jackson, Ken Ether-
video game mountain.                 Zarqawi,” was online.                      widely in research to find a cure                                                                        to promote the        edge, Don Beatty, Toni Wallace,
  Here are a few nuggets from           The game, created within                and to prevent the complications                                                                         American              Kathleen Lee, Christy Lamerton,
“The Xbox 360 Uncloaked: The         two weeks of the strike, lets              of the disease.                                                                                          Diabetes              Jane Swearingen, Pete Luitwie-
Real Story Behind Microsoft’s        you join a U.S.-led coalition                 This year, master interior de-                                                                        Association’s         ler, Todd Bazata, Nancy Kavan-
Next-Generation Video Game           waiting near a house where al-             signer Charles Faudree won the                                                                           Kiss a Pig            augh, Kell Smalley, Mark How-
Console”:                            Zarqawi is meeting with other              big campaign, but was out of the                                                                         campaign.             ard, Sherry O’Connell, Shohreh
  Microsoft lost an estimated        insurgent leaders. You decide              country when the awards pro-                                                                                                   Woessner, Sherri Sanders, Nata-
$168 on every original Xbox it       whether to proceed with the                gram was held at the Cherokee                                                                            STEPHEN PINGRY /
                                                                                                                                                                                                               lie Cordell, Austin Chadwick,
sold.                                real-life air strike that took him         Casino’s Grand Hall of the Cher-                                                                         Tulsa World           Lupe Latimer, Ken Alexander
  That familiar green glow em-       out, or launch an infantry-led             okees.                                                                                                                         and Pat and Larry Wofford.
anating from the Xbox 360? It        ambush in an attempt to cap-                  He had to wait to collect his                                                                                                  The winners of the campaign
was almost blue — until Micro-       ture the terrorist alive.                  prize until Tuesday, when Miss                                                                                                 were announced, and kissed
soft realized that green light-         As of July 5, the game was              Pork Chop made a special visit                                                                                                 Miss Pork Chop amid much
emitting diodes cost about two       still in an open Beta period and           to his shop on Cherry Street.                                                                                                  laughter and hilarity. She was
cents each, while blue ones go       available for free download at                At the actual awards event,                                                                                                 fairly cooperative and showered
for a quarter.                       www.kumagames.com.                         Faudree’s designated representa-                                                                                               her kisses on Jeremy Bynum
  While they were trying to de-        Cracked crystal ball                     tive Leah Horner accepted the                                                                                                  and Amanda Gleeson with McAl-
cide where to spend Bill Gates’                                                 winner’s trophy from Cindy Mor-                                                                                                ister’s Deli, winners of the res-
                                        June 30-July 2 was a big
money, Microsoft gaming exec-                                                   rison and thanked Faudree and                                                                                                  taurant division. Bud Lauhon of
                                     weekend for Major League
utives working on the 360 pro-                                                  his team captain, Martha Bruner,                                                                                               Woodrum, Kemendo, Tate and
                                     Baseball, featuring matchups
ject made cardboard cutouts of                                                  for raising more than $19,150 for                                                                                              Cuite stepped up to the stage for
                                     between interleague and cross-
$10 million bills and pinned                                                    the American Diabetes Associa-                                                                                                 the second time as the winner of
                                     town rivals.                                                                         was Lizabeth Lockman, who told             partment.
them to the boardroom walls.                                                    tion.                                                                                                                          the community volunteer division
                                        The folks at 2K Sports                                                            the crowd about the many peo-                Sponsors included the Hor-
  The 360 project was initially                                                    In total, more than $115,000 in        ple in her family who have dia-                                                      to smooch the swine. The win-
called “Trinity” after the Carrie-   thought it would be the perfect                                                                                                 ners, Green Acre Sod Stores,
                                     time to trot out their prognosti-          contributions has been raised to          betes or have died from it. She                                                      ner of the private sector division
Anne Moss character in “The                                                     help people with diabetes and                                                        Manhattan, Route 66 Harley-Da-
                                     cative abilities and use the                                                         gave a moving tribute to her                                                         was Jack Allen Jr. of Chandler-
Matrix.” The name changed to                                                    the American Diabetes Associa-                                                       vidson, Oral Roberts University,
                                     MLB 2K6 game engine a s a                                                            husband, Jay, who became insu-                                                       Frates and Reitz, who raised,
“Xenon” after Microsoft found                                                   tion with its mission — to find a                                                    Greg Herring of United Ford
                                     crystal ball.                                                                        lin-dependent during Desert                                                          with the help of an expert cam-
that another company was al-                                                    cure and prevention for diabetes,                                                    Fleet Center and D. Forrest
                                                                                                                          Storm. She also talked about the                                                     paign team, more than $8,500.
ready using the name Trinity.           The company simulated 14                and to improve the lives of all                                                      Cameron, a founding member of
                                     big-league series for the week-                                                      important work to fund ADA re-             the Kiss a Pig campaign.                     Free information on the care
  Microsoft commissioned a                                                      people affected by diabetes.              searchers to find a cure.
bogus “cover story” about the        end and e-mailed their predic-                                                                                                    Richard Holmes, sponsorship             and control of diabetes, as well
                                                                                   Celebrity candidates, their
360 in a publication it created      tions to journalists ahead of                                                                                                   chairman, also gave kudos to              as preventing complications of
                                                                                campaign managers, supporters               Cindy Morrison of KTUL,
called “News Time.”                  time.                                                                                                                           Cardiology of Tulsa, Jackie Coo-          the disease, is available by call-
                                                                                and community leaders were in             channel 8, and Laura Gubser in-
  And, just as you suspected,           How’d they do? Well, 2K6                                                                                                     per Imports, the Coretz Family            ing (800) DIABETES. This 24-
                                                                                on the awards program, which              troduced those serving as the
Microsoft is working on a            predicted that the Yankees                                                                                                      Foundation, KWB Oil Property              hour diabetes helpline provides
                                                                                featured a buffet and announce-           ADA’s 2006 celebrity candidates.
handheld game/media player           would take two out of three                                                                                                     Management, Overhead Door                 callers with counseling on diabe-
                                                                                ment of scientific advances in            They are Marti Wright Alexan-
to compete with the PSP and          from the Mets. They nailed                                                                                                      Co. of Tulsa, Richards and Con-           tes, and free information is
                                                                                the field of diabetes. The new            der, World Travel; Jack Allen,
the Nintendo DS.                     that one. The rest of the re-                                                                                                   nor, Auto Finish Distributors,            mailed directly to the home ad-
                                                                                treatment options for many of             Chandler-Frates and Reitz Inc.;
  The book is available from         sults were mixed.                                                                                                               Jack and Jo Babbitt, the Barnett          dress. Risk tests are also made
                                                                                the 21 million Americans with             Roycelyn Arrington, Glazer’s;
Amazon or Barnes and Noble,             We’ve listed the MLB ’06                                                                                                     Family Foundation and Mollie              available free of charge to corpo-
                                                                                diabetes made the celebration             Ray Baumgarten, Arvest Bank;
and there’s a PDF e-book ver-        prediction for each series from                                                                                                 Williford.                                rations or organizations. A sim-
                                                                                even more special as participants         Sandra Cousins, Tulsa County
sion online at www.spider-           the weekend first, then the ac-                                                                                                                                           ple seven-question test can iden-
                                                                                saw how their efforts benefit and         Bar Association; Rodger Erker,               Thanks also went to Freddy
works.com/xbox360.                   tual outcome. The results are,                                                                                                                                            tify those at risk for the disease.
                                                                                improve the lives of all people           McGraw; Charles Faudree,                   Cepeda of Associated Mortgage
  Go fast, turn left                 well, absolutely meaningless,              with diabetes.                            Charles Faudree Inc.; Gladys               Co. who was the photographer                The American Diabetes Asso-
  EA Sports has announced            but interesting:                              Miss Pork Chop, the honorary           Foster, Bank of Oklahoma;                  for the 2006 campaign.                    ciation is the nation’s leading
that driver Elliott Sadler will be      Chicago Cubs over Chicago               mascot for the event, was there           Amanda Gleeson, McAlister’s                  Others spotted during the gala          voluntary health organization
the cover boy for the upcoming       White Sox 2-1 (actual: 1-2)                too of course.                            Deli; Kelly Howard, McGraw;                were Nanette Creamer, Pat and             supporting diabetes research, in-
NASCAR 07, due out for multi-           Arizona Diamondbacks over                  Kiss a Pig celebrity candidates        Bud Lauhon, Woodrum, Kemen-                Terry King, Sharon King Davis             formation and advocacy. The as-
ple systems Sept. 6.                 Oakland Athletics 2-1 (actual:             are community leaders who                 do, Tate and Cuite; Lizabeth L.            and Coleman Davis, Karen and              sociation’s mission is to prevent
  Since joining the NASCAR           0-3)                                       pledged to raise awareness and            Lockman, community volunteer;              Bill Byrd, LeAnna Cook, Kelly             and cure diabetes and to im-
circuit in 1999, Sadler has             Colorado Rockies over Seat-             money for research, education             Bob Mattax, Bank of Oklahoma;              Bryan, Pattie and David Bow-              prove the lives of all people af-
racked up just three wins. So        tle Mariners 2-1 (score!)                  and advocacy programs for peo-            Liann Paschal, Bank of Oklaho-             man, Laura Gubser, Nancy and              fected by diabetes. Visit www.di-
what qualifies him to be the            Los Angeles Dodgers over                ple with diabetes of all ages.            ma; Teresa Perry, Bank of Okla-            Jerry Gleeson, Jeremy and Car-            abetes.org for more information.
EA cover boy? He won last            Los Angeles Angels 2-1 (actual:               Leah Horner was honorary               homa; Jerry Steltzlen, McGraw;             ianne Burton, Ray Baumgarten,
year’s EA Sports Drivers Gam-        1-2)                                       chairwoman.                               Melissa Van Dyke, BancFirst;               Jeremy Bynum, Jason Maxwell,                   Danna Sue Walker 581-8342
ing Competition in Bristol,             Baltimore Orioles over Atlan-              Among those on the program             and J.P. Wood, Tulsa Fire De-              Kurt and Sarah of McAlister’s                dannasue.walker@tulsaworld.com
Tenn., that’s what.                  ta Braves 2-1 (actual: 1-2)
  Tapping into what’s hot               Toronto Blue Jays over Phila-
  Turner Broadcasting’s broad-
band entertainment network,
                                     delphia Phillies 2-1 (score!)
                                        Cleveland Indians over Cin-                            billboard                  10. “When Did You Fall (In Love With
                                                                                                                            Me),” Chris Rice. INO.
                                                                                                                                                                        (Before The Devil Even Knows),”
                                                                                                                                                                        Rodney Atkins. Curb.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Jam.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hot Rap Tracks
GameTap, has tapped our old
buddy Victor Lucas, a journalist
who’s covered the video game
                                     cinnati Reds 3-0 (actual: 2-1)
                                        Houston Astros over Texas
                                                                                                 charts                   Top Christian Albums
                                                                                                                          1. “Define the Great Line,”
                                                                                                                                                                     7. “When the Stars Go Blue,” Tim
                                                                                                                                                                        McGraw. Curb.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               1. “It’s Goin’ Down,” Yung Joc. Block.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               2. “Snap Yo Fingers,” Lil Jon (feat.
                                     Rangers 2-1 (score!)                       A SSOCIATED P RESS                           Underoath. Solid State.                                                              E-40 & Sean Paul of the
industry almost as long as we                                                                                             2. “Precious Memories,” Alan                  Bentley. Capitol.
                                        Detroit Tigers over Pitts-                                                                                                                                                YoungBloodZ). BME.
have, to host a new TV-on-the-                                                                                               Jackson. ACR.                           9. “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful,” Gary
                                                                                  Weekly charts for the nation’s                                                                                               3. “So What,” Field Mob (feat. Ciara).
Web program with the creative-       burgh Pirates 2-1 (score!)                   best-selling recorded music as          3. “This Is Me,” Kierra Kiki Sheard.          Allan. MCA Nashville.
                                                                                                                                                                     10. “Me and My Gang,” Rascal                 DTP.
ly challenged title “GameTap            Milwaukee Brewers over                    they appear in this week’s issue of        EMI Gospel.                                                                       4. “Why You Wanna,” T.I. Grand
                                     Minnesota Twins 2-1 (actual:                                                         4. “Flyleaf,” Flyleaf. Octone.                Flatts. Lyric Street.
News.”                                                                            Billboard magazine.                                                                                                             Hustle.
  The show promises an insid-        0-3)                                                                                 5. “B Collision,” David Crowder Band.      Top Country Albums                        5. “Shoulder Lean,” Young Dro (feat.
                                        Kansas City Royals over St.                                                          Sixsteps.                               1. “Taking the Long Way,” Dixie              T.I.). Grand Hustle.
er’s view of the industry and a                                                 Billboard Hot 100: Top 10
                                                                                                                          6. “Lifesong,” Casting Crowns. Beach
                                     Louis Cardinals 2-1 (score!)                                                                                                       Chicks. Columbia.                      6. “Ridin’,” Chamillionaire (feat.
weekly look at “what’s hot and                                                  1. “Promiscuous,” Nelly Furtado (feat.
                                                                                                                             Street.                                 2. “Me and My Gang,” Rascal Flatts.
not.” For a look, go to www.ga-         Boston Red Sox over Florida                Timbaland). Mosley.                                                                                                            Krayzie Bone). Universal.
                                                                                                                          7. “Hero,” Kirk Franklin. Fo Yo Soul.         Lyric Street.                          7. “U and Dat,” E-40 (feat. T-Pain &
metap.com.                           Marlins 3-0 (actual: 2-1)                  2. “Hips Don’t Lie,” Shakira (feat.
                                                                                                                          8. “Coming Up to Breathe,”                 3. “That’s How They Do It in Dixie:          Kandi Girl). Sick Wid It.
                                                                                   Wyclef Jean). Epic.
  Vic, we’ll be waiting for a           Tampa Bay Devil Rays over                                                            MercyMe. INO.                              The Essential Collection,” Hank        8. “What You Know,” T.I. Grand
                                                                                3. “Crazy,” Gnarls Barkley.
call — we’ll talk about the          Washington Nationals 2-1 (actu-               Downtown.
                                                                                                                          9. “Mary Mary,” Mary Mary. My                 Williams Jr. Curb.                        Hustle.
book we’re writing.                  al: 1-2)                                   4. “Me & U,” Cassie. Next Selection.
                                                                                                                             Block.                                  4. “Men & Mascara,” Julie Roberts.        9. “I Love My B----,” Busta Rhymes
                                                                                                                          10. “WOW Worship (Aqua),” Various             Mercury.
  You were there                        Out of 14 series, MLB 2K6               5. “It’s Goin’ Down,” Yung Joc. Block.
                                                                                                                             Artists. Word-Curb.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (feat. will.i.am & Kelis). Aftermath.
                                                                                6. “Ain’t No Other Man,” Christina                                                   5. “Some Hearts,” Carrie Underwood.
   Kuma Reality Games, pub-          pegged six out of 14. So what                                                                                                      Arista.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               10. “When You Gonna (Give It Up to
lishers of the online, real-life     have we learned today, boys                   Aguilera. RCA.                         Mainstream Rock Tracks                                                                  Me),” Sean Paul (feat. Keyshia
                                                                                7. “Ridin’,” Chamillionaire (feat.        1. “Dani California,” Red Hot Chili        6. “Greatest Hits Vol. 2: Reflected,”        Cole). VP.
Kuma/War series, wasted no           and girls? Don’t use video                                                                                                         Tim McGraw. Curb.
                                                                                   Krayzie Bone). Universal.                 Peppers. Warner Bros.
time giving gamers a chance to       games as a gambling aid.                   8. “Unfaithful,” Rihanna. SRP.            2. “Animal I Have Become,” Three           7. “White Trash With Money,” Toby         Hot Dance Music — Club Play
re-create the raid that led to                                                  9. “Snap Yo Fingers,” Lil Jon (feat.         Days Grace. Jive.                          Keith. Show Dog Nashville.             1. “World, Hold On (Children of the
the death of al-Qaida leader             (Got a question? An inside tip you’d      E-40 & Sean Paul of the                3. “Vicarious,” Tool. Tool Dissectional.   8. “Stand Still, Look Pretty,” The           Sky),” Bob Sinclair Yellow.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.                like to share? Write to Chip and Jona-        YoungBloodZ). BME.                     4. “Crazy B--,” Buckcherry. Eleven            Wreckers. Maverick.                    2. “Look on the Floor (Hypnotic
   The strike that took down         than Carter in care of this newspaper,     10. “So What,” Field Mob (feat.              Seven.                                  9. “The Legend of Johnny Cash,”              Tango,” Bananarama. The Lab.
                                     or e-mail them at vidchip@tampa-                                                                                                   Johnny Cash. Legacy.                   3. “Make a Move on Me,” Joey
Zarqawi happened June 7. By                                                        Ciara). DTP.                           5. “Coming Undone,” Korn. Virgin.
                                     bay.rr.com. While they cannot respond                                                                                           10. “Be Here,” Keith Urban. Capitol.         Negro. Silver Label.
June 29, the 75th episode of         individually, they will answer questions   TheBillboard200 Top Albums:               6. “The Diary of Jane,” Breaking
                                                                                                                             Benjamin. Hollywood.                                                              4. “Get Together,” Madonna. Warner
Kuma/War, “The Death of              of general interest in their column.)         Top 10                                                                            Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
                                                                                                                          7. “Through Glass,” Stone Sour.                                                         Bros.
                                                                                1. “Testimony: Vol. 1, Life &                                                        1. “It’s Goin’ Down,” Yung Joc. Block.
                                                                                                                             Roadrunner.                                                                       5. “Now That We’ve Found Love,”
                                                                                   Relationship,” India.Arie. Universal                                              2. “Snap Yo Fingers,” Lil Jon (feat.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bunny Rugs. Global.
Coldplay pushes for fair trade                                                     Motown.
                                                                                2. “Dusk and Summer,” Dashboard
                                                                                                                          8. “Speak,” Godsmack. Republic.
                                                                                                                          9. “Lips of an Angel,” Hinder.
                                                                                                                             Universal Republic.
                                                                                                                                                                        E-40 & Sean Paul of the
                                                                                                                                                                        YoungBloodZ). BME.
                                                                                                                                                                     3. “Torn,” LeToya. Capitol.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               6. “Unfaithful,” Rihanna. SRP.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               7. “I Will Stand,” Claudja Barry.
                                                                                   Confessional. Vagrant.                                                                                                         DonnaJean.
  HONG KONG (AP) — Cold-                 Coldplay supports Oxfam’s              3. “Loose,” Nelly Furtado. Mosley.
                                                                                                                          10. “Woman,” Wolfmother. Modular.          4. “So What,” Field Mob (feat. Ciara).
play doesn’t want to impose           fair trade campaign, which                                                                                                        DTP.                                   8. “I Will,” Dolce. Purchase.
                                                                                4. “Taking the Long Way,” Dixie           Modern Rock Tracks
                                                                                                                                                                     5. “Me & U,” Cassie. Next Selection.      9. “Face the Music,” Conjure One.
their political beliefs on others,    lobbies against trade policies               Chicks.                                1. “Dani California,” Red Hot Chili
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nettwerk.
says frontman Chris Martin, but       that hurt developing coun-                5. “A Girl Like Me,” Rihanna. SRP.           Peppers. Warner Bros.                   6. “Why You Wanna,” T.I. Grand
                                                                                                                                                                        Hustle.                                10. “Tracking Treasure Down,”
band members feel an obligation       tries, such as the influx of              6. “St. Elsewhere,” Gnarls Barkley.       2. “Steady, As She Goes,” The
                                                                                                                                                                     7. “Shoulder Lean,” Young Dro (feat.         Gabriel & Dresden. Organized
                                                                                   Downtown.                                 Raconteurs. Third Man.
to use their celebrity for a good     goods from developed coun-                                                          3. “Miss Murder,” AFI. Tiny Evil.             T.I.). Grand Hustle.                      Nature.
                                                                                7. “Me and My Gang,” Rascal Flatts.
cause.                                tries.                                       Lyric Street.                          4. “Animal I Have Become,” Three           8. “Enough Cryin,” Mary J. Blige          Top Contemporary Jazz Albums
                                                                                8. “The Big Bang,” Busta Rhymes.             Day’s Grace. Jive.                         (feat. Brook-lyn). Matriarch.          1. “Way Up,” Wayman Tisdale.
                                                                                   Aftermath.                             5. “Vicarious,” Tool. Tool Dissectional.   9. “Deja Vu,” Beyonce (feat. Jay-Z).         Rendezvous.

                                                             think              9. “High School Musical.” Soundtrack.
                                                                                   Walt Disney.
                                                                                10. Soundtrack: “Cars.” Walt Disney.
                                                                                                                          6. “The Adventure,” Angels &
                                                                                                                             Airwaves. Suretone.
                                                                                                                          7. “Crazy,” Gnarls Barkley.
                                                                                                                                                                        Columbia.
                                                                                                                                                                     10. “Do It to It,” Cherish (feat. Sean
                                                                                                                                                                        Paul of the YoungBloodz). Sho’nuff.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               2. “Playin’ Favourites,” Peter White.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Legacy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               3. “In a Mellow Tone,” George Duke.
                                                  O N TH ES E THI NGS                                                        Downtown.                               Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums                       Bizzareplanet.
                                                                                Hot Adult Contemporary
                                                                                                                          8. “Hate Me,” Blue October.                1. “Testimony: Vol. 1, Life &             4. “Rendezvous In Rio,” Micael
                                                                                1. “Bad Day,” Daniel Powter. Warner
B Y J OYCE S EQUICHIE H IFLER        many shadows, so much that                    Bros.
                                                                                                                             Universal.                                 Relationship,” India.Arie. Universal      Franks. Koch.
                                     appears to be what it isn’t at             2. “You’re Beautiful,” James Blunt.
                                                                                                                          9. “MakeDamnSure,” Taking Back                Motown.                                5. “Possibilities,” Herbie Hancock.
  Sometimes the silliest things      all.                                                                                    Sunday. Warner Bros.                    2. “The Big Bang,” Busta Rhymes.             Hear.
                                                                                   Custard.
turn out to be the wisest. A            Look for wisdom every-                  3. “Unwritten,” Natasha Bedingfield.
                                                                                                                          10. “Life Wasted,” Pearl Jam. J.              Aftermath.                             6. “Dressed to Chill,” Marion
Chinese proverb tells us not to      where. Never accuse someone                   Epic.                                  Hot Country Songs                          3. “Block Music,” Shawna. DTP.               Meadows. Heads Up.
lace our shoes in a melon field.     of trying to take over when                4. “You and Me,” Lifehouse. Geffen.       1. “Summertime,” Kenny Chesney.            4. “New Joc City,” Yung Joc. Block.       7. “Life Less Ordinaray,” Mindi Abair.
Senseless-sounding, but better       they are only there to help.               5. “Because of You,” Kelly Clarkson.         BNA.                                    5. “Cali Iz Active,” Tha Dogg Pound.         GRP.
than being accused of stealing       Receive the good no matter                    RCA.                                   2. “The World,” Brad Paisley. Arista          Doggystyle.                            8. “Catching Tales,” Jamie Cullum.
melons.                                                                         6. “Ever the Same,” Rob Thomas.              Nashville.                              6. “Laugh Now, Cry Later,” Ice Cube.         Verve Forecast.
                                     how unlikely it may seem. Oth-                                                                                                                                            9. “The Best of Will Downing: The
  Like so many things, we                                                          Melisma.                               3. “Don’t Forget to Remember Me,”             Lench Mob.
                                     er people have lives, they do                                                           Carrie Underwood. Arista.               7. “Journey of a Gemini,” Donell             Millennium Collection,” Will
have to go by the first thought                                                 7. “Save the Last Dance for Me,”
                                     not need ours, but they would                 Michael Buble. 143.                    4. “A Little Too Late,” Toby Keith.           Jones. LaFace.                            Downing. Hip-O.
or action and dig deeper into        like to help.                              8. “What’s Left of Me,” Nick Lachey.         Show Dog Nashville.                     8. “C.O.D.: Cash on Delivery,” Ray        10. “New Beginnings,” Gerald
what something means. This                                                         Jive.                                  5. “Last Day of My Life,” Phil Vassar.        Cash. Ghet-O-Vision.                      Albright. Peak.
applies to what we see, as well.             joyce@joycehifler.com              9. “Making Memories of Us,” Keith            Arista Nashville.                       9. “A Girl Like Me,” Rihanna. SRP.
Seeing has so many forms, so                                                       Urban. Capitol (Nashville).            6. “If You’re Going Through Hell           10. “In My Own Words,” Ne-Yo. Def                   www.billboard.com.

								
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