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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 30, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba SATURDAYHIGH LIGHTS ll a.m. on SD(20)While You Were Out This new series takes the concept of ' Trading Spaces" one step further. Like that hit cable series, this one has ordinary people making over rooms -- with professional help -- for other ordinary people. Unlike "Trading Spaces,” where the participants ire neighbors and know what each other is up to. here folks redo rooms in their own homes for their own partners — who have no clue. Stephen Schwartz, executive producer of “Trading Spaces," plays a similar role in this show.6 p.m. on {Q [21} BD [28) Auto Racing The prime-time spotlight shines on NASCAR tonight, along with the lights illuminating Daytona International Speedway. in the Pepsi 400. While settling in for the start of this year’s race, fans will surely remember the drama that unfolded a year ago and probably wonder if it can be topped. On the track his dad built his lofty legend on. Dale Earnhardt Jr. came from seventh to first in the final six laps, scoring an emotional victory just months after Dale Sr. was killed in the Daytona 500.7 p.m. on (D QD Movie: Mother Debbie Reynolds proves she still has it with her witty, moving performance as a loving but overbearing mother. Her perfectionist son (Albert Brooks) believes his strained relationship with his mother is the cause of his terrible track record with women, so he moves back home to fix it. While they battle over generic brands of food and freezer-burned cartons of sherbet, mother and son gain a better understanding of each other.7 p.m. on pf f9~l Movie: Octopussy Roger Moore is in fine form in this 1983 James Bond adventure. Agent 007 teams with a beautiful smuggler (Maud Adams) -initially thought to be his enemy - to combat a felon (Louis Jourdan) who has explosive plans for an Army base. The opening sequence has Bond trying to outfly a guided missile while piloting a miniature jet plane.Albert Brooks, director and co-writer, plays a man who decides to move back in with his mom (Debbie Reynolds) in the 1996 comedy movie Mother, airing Saturday on NBO. INSP0RTS Jays face the American League’s big guns By George Dickie © Tribune Media Services In the week leading up to the All-Star Game, the Toronto Blue Jays get a taste of that level of talent by taking on the American League’s two best teams: the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. The fun starts Monday. July I, for new manager Carlos Tosca and his crew when they head to Fenway Park for a three-game series with Nomar Garciaparra, Manny Ramirez and the Red Sox. The series airs on Rogers Sportsnet. The Sox have been leading the American League East for most of the season, and for the first time in recent memory, hitting isn’t the story. Boston has assembled an unusually strong starting rotation made up of veterans John Burkett, Frank Castillo and Darren Oliver; former closer Derek Lowe; and three-time Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martinez. The result has been a won-lost record and a team ERA that have been at or near the best in the American League. On Friday, July 5, the Jays head south to New York for three games against the Yankees. who have lived up to their “Bronx Bombers” nickname this year. Regulars Ja-Manny Ramirez son Giambi. Robin Ventura, Alfonso Soriano and Berme Williams all were registering in double figures in home runs as of early June, and the pitching staff has held up well despite injuries to Andy Pettitte, Sterling Hitchcock and David Wells. Sportsnet covers the action Friday, with CBC Television airing the contest on Saturday, July 6. • Fans can get their fix of early-season CFL action on TSN, which broadcasts three consecutive nights of games starting Wednesday, July 3, with the Montreal Alouettes taking on the Argonauts in Toronto. The Argos are looking to get back to the Grey Cup for the first time since 1997. moving aggressively to upgrade their talent over the off-season with free agent signings such as wide receiver Tyree Davis, late of the Alouettes. But they may have to do without the services of the league’s leading rusher, Michael Jenkins, who is trying to make it in the NFL. The Als, two years removed from their last Grey Cup appearance, have taken on a major project in running back Lawrence Phillips, the talented former Nebraska Comhuskers standout who washed out of the NFL because of legal problems. Other CFL games on the TSN docket this week include the Ottawa Renegades visiting the Edmonton Eskimos on Thursday, July 4, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers playing host to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday.Dale Earnhardt Jr., defending champion, returns to the Pepsi 400 live from Daytona International Speedway, Saturday on Fox AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE Thursday in theBRANDON- SUN Brandon Sun 39 ;