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Photo: A researcher brushes off a wooden spear that was found near Hanover, Germany, in 1995 and has since been labeled 400,000 years old.
John brushes off most of Donner's attempts to forge a bond, but a touching friendship develops nonetheless, something that on a much slighter order reminds us of the relationship between Joe Buck and Ratzo Rizzo in ``Midnight Cowboy'' or the characters played by River Pheonix and Keanu Reeves in ``My Own Private Idaho.
Autry, a theater major and a Heisman finalist last season, brushes off his accomplishments the way he does tacklers.