News In Brief

By , Judy Nichols, Noel Paul, and Sara Steindorf

NOT YOUR BASIC HOT DOG

The Hebrew National brand franks William Schindler took to the checkout counter at Hannaford supermarket in Falmouth, Maine, didn't come with their own Rolls at the time. But the Rolls did appear soon enough. Wait, shouldn't that be rolls - with a small "r"? No, it was the $48,000 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud featured in the 1960 film classic "Breakfast at Tiffany's." It seems Schindler bought THE package - out of 5 million - in which the meat company hid notification of the grand prize in a giveaway promotion. Hebrew National turned over the car in a ceremony last Thursday.

HOW 'BOUT A FEW CLOSEUPS?

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That was a dopey thing a La Porte, Ind., man did in posing for pictures in front of his indoor garden, then taking the film to a local store to be developed. Unhappily for him, a processor recognized the vegetation in the photos as marijuana and alerted police. There was an arrest, 39 plants were confiscated, and the grower now faces at least two years of probation.

The hottest-selling albums, according to Billboard

In the latest Billboard 200 album chart, rapper Nelly's "Country Grammar" held the No. 1 spot for the fifth straight week. But "Oops!... I Did It Again" by Britney Spears, which was in the No. 2 spot for 15 consecutive weeks, fell to third. Among other notables was C-Murder's "Trapped in Crime," which was tagged a "hot shot debut" for strong first-week sales. The top sellers on Billboard's list, which is compiled by SoundScan:

1. "Country Grammar," Nelly

2. "The Marshall Mathers LP," Eminem

3. "Oops!... I Did It Again," Britney Spears

4. "Human Clay," Creed

5. "No Strings Attached," 'N Sync

6. "Now 4," Various Artists

7. "The Better Life," 3 Doors Down

8. "Infest," Papa Roach

9. "Trapped in Crime," C-Murder

10. "DJ Clue Presents: Backstage - Mixtape," DJ Clue

(c) Copyright 2000. The Christian Science Publishing Society

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