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September 13, 2005

Movies opening this week



"Cry Wolf" (PG-13) - At a prestigious prep school, a student joins a group who make a game out of lying to people. When the lies start to revolve around murder, a real killer appears and sets out to pick off the students one by one. Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, Jon Bon Jovi and Ethan Cohn star.




"Just Like Heaven" (PG-13) - When David sublets a quaint San Francisco apartment, the last thing he expects is a roommate. A pretty young woman named Elizabeth shows up - insisting the apartment is hers. David assumes there has been a huge misunderstanding, until Elizabeth disappears as mysteriously as she appeared. Changing locks does not deter Elizabeth as she begins to appear and disappear at will. Is she a ghost? As they search for the truth about who Elizabeth is, the relationship deepens. Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo and Donal Logue star.

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2006 National High School Essay Contest



The objective of the contest is to help participants and other teenagers understand how the men and women of the Foreign Service serve the national interests of the United States.

Prizes are $2,500 for first place, plus $500 for school or sponsoring organization; $1,250, second place; $750, third place; and certificates for 22 finalists.

Submission deadline is March 1, 2006.

In 750 to 1,000 words, discuss the following topic: Analyze and explain how the members of the Foreign Service promote U.S. national interests by participating in the resolution of today's major international issues.

Registration forms, complete rules, guidelines and judging criteria are available at www.afsa.org/essaycontest. Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2006 and mailed to 2006 National High School Essay Contest, 2101 E St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20037.

- Compiled by Jean Baraclough, editorial assistant

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