MTV: quite a show
k EMINEM SPEAKS with a puppet named "Special Ed" from the Comedy Central series "Crank Yankers" during the annual MTV Video Music Awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The show started with a shock as pop divas Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears kissed during an opening sequence. More on Thursday's awards show on UpNext today.
k BRIAN GODDARD and Jessica Speece stood on stage glistening like royalty in front of the flashing cameras. Their experience with 4-H had just culminated. On Thursday, Goddard, 18, of Boardman, and Speece, 17, of North Jackson, were named 2003 4-H king and queen of the Canfield Fair.
A win for Browns
k THE DEFENSE played well, the quarterbacks played really well and the Cleveland Browns won a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons 20-9.
k PARTLY CLOUDY today. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly this afternoon. Highs in the mid-80s. Chance of rain 60 percent. Tonight, showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the lower 60s.
k YSU'S NEW forensic science program has attracted more than 80 students majoring in it since it was introduced about a year ago, and one student has already graduated.
k 200TH ANNIVERSARY: In 1803, Thomas Jefferson was president, the Louisiana Purchase was completed, Ohio joined the Union -- and Trinity United Methodist Church was founded in Youngstown.