ABC renews 'Rookie Blue' for third season

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- The third season of the television drama series "Rookie Blue" is to begin shooting this summer in Toronto, its producers said.
Jessica Simpson says wedding may be casual

Jessica Simpson says wedding may be casual

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Jessica Simpson dropped a big hint that she and football player Eric Johnson just might get hitched in sweats rather than A-list wedding couture.
Jessica Simpson, football player engaged

Jessica Simpson, football player engaged

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Jessica Simpson and football player Eric Johnson are engaged, a representative said Sunday.
Simpson grateful for 'normal' relationship

Simpson grateful for 'normal' relationship

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Pop star Jessica Simpson told People magazine she's thrilled to be in a "normal" relationship with beau Eric Johnson, adding he's the one for her "right now."

Record attempt uses 430 gallons of stout

TUSTIN, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Two pub owners in Tustin, Calif., said they filled an 8-foot-tall glass with 430 gallons of Guinness stout in an attempt to set a new world record.

Indiana plane crash prompts lawsuit

BEDFORD, Ind., June 19 (UPI) -- The father of 8-year-old Emily Anne Johnson shouldn't have been allowed to fly the day of the Indiana plane crash that claimed their lives, a lawsuit alleges.

Doom and gloom mood puzzles economists

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Consumer sentiment appears more dire than the data that describes the U.S. economy would predict, economists said.

Ga. gov. not offering promise on apology

ATLANTA, March 19 (UPI) -- Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is not offering wholehearted support of a legislative effort to apologize for the state's role in U.S. slavery. "Repentance comes from the heart," Perdue said at a Monday news conference.

Ga. legislators split on slavery apology

ATLANTA, March 9 (UPI) -- The speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives says the state should not apologize for U.S. slavery.

Indiana plane crash probed as homicide

BEDFORD, Ind., March 6 (UPI) -- Indiana State Police suspect homicide in a Bedford, Ind., small plane crash that possibly targeted the pilot's former mother-in-law and killed two people.

NFL: St. Louis 20, San Francisco 17

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Marc Bulger threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Curtis with 27 seconds remaining Sunday afternoon to give St. Louis a 20-17 win over San Francisco.

NFL: San Francisco 20, Seattle 14

SAN FRANSCISCO, Calif., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Alex Smith passed for one TD and ran for another Sunday afternoon as San Francisco scored 17 points in the second quarter and held on to beat Seattle, 20-14.

Depp to star in 'Rex Mundi' series

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Scriptwriter Jim Uhls has been hired to adapt a series of graphic novels into a feature for Johnny Depp to star in and produce.

Judge: Dead priest likely double-killer

HUDSON, Wis., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin judge said he has heard enough testimony to determine a priest who committed suicide was likely the man who killed two people in 2002.

49ers' receiver out with torn ligaments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Rashaun Woods went on injured reserve Tuesday with torn ligaments in his right thumb.

49ers lose tight end Eric Johnson

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The San Francisco 49ers Thursday placed tight end Eric Johnson on the injured reserve list because of a torn plantar fascia in his right foot. Johnson, who led the team with 82 catches in 2004, had been sidelined since the first week of training camp.

NFL: Washington 26, San Francisco 16

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Patrick Ramsey completed 18 of 27 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown Saturday to lead the Washington Redskins to a 26-16 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

NFL: San Francisco 31, Arizona 28 (OT)

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Todd Peterson kicked a 32-yard field goal early in overtime Sunday to give the San Francisco 49ers a 31-28 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Toddler falls three stories -- no injuries

SANTA FE, N.M., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A 2-year-old Oklahoma girl who fell three stories from a Santa Fe, N.M., hotel escaped injury, the Albuquerque Journal said Wednesday.

Falcons sign linebacker Eric Johnson

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., March 9 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Facons on Tuesday signed free agent linebacker Eric Johnson, who played primarily on special teams in four years with the Oakland Raiders.

Eric Clapton plans Dallas guitar festival

DALLAS, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Guitar legend Eric Clapton has organized a three-day guitar festival in Dallas the weekend of June 4 to benefit the substance abuse center he founded.

Georgians to decide which flag to wave

ATLANTA, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Georgia voters decide March 2 whether they want to stay with their new state flag, with red, white and blue colors, or return to the old blue and gold banner.

49ers lose Eric Johnson

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Tight end Eric Johnson of the San Francisco 49ers could be out for the season after suffering a broken collarbone and a concussion Saturday night.

NFL suffers big injury hits

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The injury list from this weekend's NFL preseason games reads like a who's who.

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

San Antonio is known for its guitar players, and Jackie King is one of the best.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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