I have a simple news manager and I would like to display the first two sentences of a 
news story. I got this select statement from the mysql mailing list:

SELECT substring_index( body, ".  ", 2) FROM news;
This works great from the mysql client but when I try it using php with this:

$result = mysql_query("SELECT substring_index(body, "." ,2) FROM news",$db) or die 
("Invalid Query");  
  if ($myrow = mysql_fetch_array($result)) {

      do {
           printf("%s\n<br>", $myrow["headline"]);
           printf("%s\n", $myrow["body"]);

      } while ($myrow = mysql_fetch_array($result));

    } else {

      echo "Sorry, no records were found!"; 


It dies a cold death.  I looked at the mysqld.log and the above is not putting the . 
in the quotes. I'm stuck in the mud, don't really know if this is even possible.  I 
would appreciate any pointers.

Thanks in advance,

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