Originally created 05/08/02

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TELEVISION

New PBS show searches for life

The Public Television special Search for the First Human examines the astonishing discovery in Kenya in 2000 of what are thought to be the oldest human bones in existence. Scientists discuss the finding and what it could mean for the theory of evolution. It airs at 9 tonight on WEBA-TV (Channel 14) and on WCES-TV (Channel 20).

WINE TALK

THE WINE: Pacific Rim Dry Riesling

THE WINERY: Bonny Doon

THE PRICE: $12

ASSESSMENT: "A wonderful nose full of apple and honeysuckle aromas. Big, ripe fruit, especially melon and citrus notes, fill the mouth, along with green apple sensations. The finish is clean, with green grape flavors and almost a crisp slate sensation, all the while subtly reintroducing the dominant flavors like fireflies, a pop here and there."

PAIR WITH: Almost any spicy food will work well with this wine, such as Creole cooking. If you are not in the mood for hot and wild food, serve with a citrus-grilled fish dish.

Wine writer Lain Bradford can be reached at lain@winetalk.org or write him in care of The Augusta Chronicle, PO Box, 1928 Augusta, GA 30903.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Comedian Don Rickles is 76. Singer Toni Tennille is 59. Actor Stephen Furst (St. Elsewhere) is 48. Drummer Alex Van Halen of Van Halen is 47. Actress Melissa Gilbert is 38. Drummer Dave Rowntree of Blur is 38. Singer Enrique Iglesias is 27.

YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY: You can be trusted. You keep your word and do what you've promised. But don't promise too much this year, or you'll have trouble maintaining that excellent reputation. Get technical assistance. You can't do it any other way. It'll be a good investment.