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HYPE

WHAT'S HAPPENING

MOVIES: Opening Friday, "Ray" (PG-13, Jamie Foxx stars as Ray Charles); Nov. 5, "The Incredibles" (PG, animated adventure about undercover superhero family) Nov. 10, "Polar Express"; Nov. 12, "After the Sunset" (PG-13, Pierce Brosnan); Nov. 19, "SpongeBob SquarePants."

NEW ON VIDEO/DVD: Arrived Tuesday, "White Chicks"; coming Tuesday, "Around the World in 80 Days"; Nov. 5, "Shrek 2"; Nov. 23, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"; Dec. 7, "The Bourne Supremacy" and "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story"; Dec. 14, extended version DVD of "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King."

TV: Nov. 4, season premiere of "The O.C."

THEATER: Through Nov. 7, "The Hobbit," Theatre of Youth; Oct. 22-24, "Stomp," Shea's; Jan. 4-9, "The Producers," Shea's; Feb. 24-April 3, "Disney's the Lion King" at Shea's.

Other: Through Sunday, FrightFest, weekends (6-10 p.m. Friday, 1-10 p.m. Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday), Six Flags Darien Lake.

WEB SITE: AirlineMeals.net

The Internet offers air passengers more than a way to compare fares; it also lets them compare flight menus. AirlineMeals.net (www.airlinemeals.net) has images of almost 1,000 airline meals, photographed by travelers crisscrossing the globe. Anyone can submit a picture of their meal and a review; dozens are uploaded each week.

A graphic designer in Holland started the site with a few airline meal photos online in 2001. Now the site has pictures and reviews of more than 400 airlines, so passengers wondering what they'd eat if they fly Air Botswana can see a few examples of what they might be served. (Dried beef in a bag and fluorescent green soda are among the possibilities.)

The site also has flight menus, airline food news and corporate images of what the food is supposed to look like. Flight attendants post frequent the site and post their own photos, letting the curious see what airline employees eat and get behind-the-scenes insights on airline catering. A forum lets people rant about their worst flight experiences or chuckle at the bad luck of others.

-- Daina Klimanis, Knight Ridder Newspapers

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Every year for my birthday, we'd have these huge parties with a Ferris wheel, ponies, a train that went around the whole yard, bumper cars and carnival games. It was like a complete carnival, and all my friends would come over."

-- Actress Paris Hilton ("The Simple Life"), describing elaborate parties of her youth, in J-14 magazine.

-- Knight Ridder Newspapers

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