Harry Potter book to get record-setting first printing

McMahon to write memoir about his pal, Johnny Carson
NEW YORK - Ed McMahon, the longtime sidekick of "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, is writing a memoir, titled, of course, "Here's Johnny!"

Cubists, Soul Bar are among winners of Stevies

Artist returns to Augusta with first photo exhibition
It's safe to say that Ken Woo feels comfortable with a camera in his hand.

Harry Potter book to get record-setting first printing
NEW YORK - You already know a new Harry Potter book is coming this summer. Here are some bells and whistles.

Harry Potter book to get record-setting first printing
NEW YORK - You already know a new Harry Potter book is coming this summer. Here are some bells and whistles.

Artist returns to Augusta with first photo exhibition

Cubists, Soul Bar are among winners of Stevies
Another year, measured April to April, has passed, and it's time to lay down some accolades for deserving people, places and things.

McMahon to write memoir about his pal, Johnny Carson

Cubists, Soul Bar are among winners of Stevies
Another year, measured April to April, has passed, and it's time to lay down some accolades for deserving people, places and things.

Artist returns to Augusta with first photo exhibition
It's safe to say that Ken Woo feels comfortable with a camera in his hand.

McMahon to write memoir about his pal, Johnny Carson
NEW YORK - Ed McMahon, the longtime sidekick of "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, is writing a memoir, titled, of course, "Here's Johnny!"

Homer secures victory
AIKEN - USC Aiken doesn't take insults well. Especially Steven Kinney. Kinney launched a first-pitch fastball into the night sky Wednesday for a walk-off grand slam, lifting No. 12 USC Aiken to a 9-5 victory over Anderson at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.

Homer secures victory
AIKEN - USC Aiken doesn't take insults well. Especially Steven Kinney. Kinney launched a first-pitch fastball into the night sky Wednesday for a walk-off grand slam, lifting No. 12 USC Aiken to a 9-5 victory over Anderson at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.

Cross Creek rocks Evans
As the balls continued to leave the yard, there was really only one thing left to decide. What would go longer?

Area players continue hit parade
While everyone else in the world seems to be playing or prepping for fantasy baseball with the ebb of another major league season, the area's finest prep standouts are turning in stellar work a month into baseball.

Cross Creek rocks Evans

Homer secures victory

Cross Creek rocks Evans
As the balls continued to leave the yard, there was really only one thing left to decide. What would go longer?

Longtime politician deserved praise

Odds and Ends
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Lawmakers want to slip a secret ingredient into the state budget: Spam.

New Jersey girl slain after refusing to give man a kiss
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A 15-year-old girl was fatally shot after refusing a man's demand for a kiss, authorities said. The alleged gunman was captured Wednesday night in Washington, D.C.

New Jersey girl slain after refusing to give man a kiss
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A 15-year-old girl was fatally shot after refusing a man's demand for a kiss, authorities said. The alleged gunman was captured Wednesday night in Washington, D.C.

Odds and Ends
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Lawmakers want to slip a secret ingredient into the state budget: Spam.

Odds and Ends
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. - A display of dinosaur dung is turning out to be the big draw at a local museum.

Odds and Ends
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. - A display of dinosaur dung is turning out to be the big draw at a local museum.

Bank error sends electronic payments - twice
DUBLIN, Ireland - The Bank of Ireland apologized Thursday for running the same set of electronic payments twice, a goof that brought fleeting joy, or anguish, to an estimated 60,000 households and businesses nationwide.

Nationals top Braves in 11 innings
VIERA, Fla. - Livan Hernandez was in regular-season form on the mound and at the plate. Most of his teammates have some work to do, but they can take solace from ending a six-game losing streak.

Astros defeat Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - John Smoltz, untouchable all spring, finally showed he was vulnerable.

Atlanta ships Green to Tampa Bay for reliever

Atlanta ships Green to Tampa Bay for reliever
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The house Nick Green bought a few days before spring training in Lawrenceville, Ga., will be of little use to him now, it seems.

Atlanta ships Green to Tampa Bay for reliever
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The house Nick Green bought a few days before spring training in Lawrenceville, Ga., will be of little use to him now, it seems.

Braves: Smoltz set to be Opening Day starter
VIERA, Fla. - With the official announcement expected from the team today, Braves manager Bobby Cox confirmed Wednesday that John Smoltz will start Opening Day on Tuesday in Miami.

Braves: Smoltz set to be Opening Day starter

Braves: Smoltz set to be Opening Day starter
VIERA, Fla. - With the official announcement expected from the team today, Braves manager Bobby Cox confirmed Wednesday that John Smoltz will start Opening Day on Tuesday in Miami.

Nationals top Braves in 11 innings
VIERA, Fla. - Livan Hernandez was in regular-season form on the mound and at the plate. Most of his teammates have some work to do, but they can take solace from ending a six-game losing streak.

Nationals top Braves in 11 innings

Stocks post best day of 2005

Economy is improving but inflationary pressures build
WASHINGTON - The economy closed out 2004 with decent momentum and appears to have picked up some speed since then, raising hopes of a better climate for jobs but also fears of worsening inflation.

Technology offers fixes from afar
Chris Paulus is the new ghost in the machine. His clients have computer problems, and he has fixes, but his remedies can often be administered without ever leaving his Augusta office.

Weinstein brothers and Disney announce split

Incomes and consumer spending both show solid gains
WASHINGTON - Americans' incomes, bolstered by strong gains in hiring, rose by 0.3 percent in February while consumer spending climbed at an even faster pace of 0.5 percent, the government reported Thursday.

Stocks post best day of 2005
NEW YORK - Modest growth in the gross domestic product and a drop in oil prices led gave Wall Street its best day of 2005 Wednesday as investors at least temporarily set aside inflation fears and picked up bargains in a heavily sold-off market. The Dow Jones Industrial average gained more than 135 points.

Breakup with Miramax founders may help Disney
LOS ANGELES - The breakup of the 12-year relationship between the Walt Disney Co. and indie film pioneers Bob and Harvey Weinstein allows the company some new latitude: making less expensive family films and co-producing sequels to some of Miramax's biggest hits.

Economy is improving but inflationary pressures build
WASHINGTON - The economy closed out 2004 with decent momentum and appears to have picked up some speed since then, raising hopes of a better climate for jobs but also fears of worsening inflation.

Living will is part of good estate plan
If Terry Schiavo had a living will, the public probably would never have heard of her. That's because a living will spells out how you wish to be treated if you become terminally ill or incapacitated.

Automakers develop fuel cell vehicles with Energy Dept.
WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG have signed agreements with the U.S. Department of Energy to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles over the next five years, the automakers said Wednesday.

Technology offers fixes from afar
Chris Paulus is the new ghost in the machine. His clients have computer problems, and he has fixes, but his remedies can often be administered without ever leaving his Augusta office.

CBS hires MarketWatch founder Kramer
NEW YORK - Viacom Inc., after losing a bidding contest for MarketWatch Inc., hired away the founder of the online financial news provider to run the Internet operations of Viacom's CBS unit.

Breakup with Miramax founders may help Disney
LOS ANGELES - The breakup of the 12-year relationship between the Walt Disney Co. and indie film pioneers Bob and Harvey Weinstein allows the company some new latitude: making less expensive family films and co-producing sequels to some of Miramax's biggest hits.

Incomes and consumer spending both show solid gains
WASHINGTON - Americans' incomes, bolstered by strong gains in hiring, rose by 0.3 percent in February while consumer spending climbed at an even faster pace of 0.5 percent, the government reported Thursday.

Economy is improving but inflationary pressures build

Firm plans to shield Charleston wetlands
An Augusta real estate firm is launching an unusual development venture near Charleston, S.C., in which thousands of acres of wetlands and ecologically fragile lands will be set aside in perpetuity under conservation easements embedded with upscale "mini-plantations."

Weinstein brothers and Disney announce split
LOS ANGELES - Bob and Harvey Weinstein, co-founders of Miramax Films, ended their successful, but often tumultuous, 12-year relationship with The Walt Disney Co. and will launch their own media company.

NutraSweet will restart output line
Restarting the second production line at The NutraSweet Co.'s Augusta aspartame plant could create up to 20 new jobs, company officials say.

Authority aims to boost image
City economic developers are looking to the school system to help grow Richmond County.

NutraSweet will restart output line

Stocks post best day of 2005
NEW YORK - Modest growth in the gross domestic product and a drop in oil prices led gave Wall Street its best day of 2005 Wednesday as investors at least temporarily set aside inflation fears and picked up bargains in a heavily sold-off market. The Dow Jones Industrial average gained more than 135 points.

Automakers develop fuel cell vehicles with Energy Dept.

Weinstein brothers and Disney announce split
LOS ANGELES - Bob and Harvey Weinstein, co-founders of Miramax Films, ended their successful, but often tumultuous, 12-year relationship with The Walt Disney Co. and will launch their own media company.

Automakers develop fuel cell vehicles with Energy Dept.
WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG have signed agreements with the U.S. Department of Energy to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles over the next five years, the automakers said Wednesday.

Living will is part of good estate plan
If Terry Schiavo had a living will, the public probably would never have heard of her. That's because a living will spells out how you wish to be treated if you become terminally ill or incapacitated.

Firm plans to shield Charleston wetlands

NutraSweet will restart output line
Restarting the second production line at The NutraSweet Co.'s Augusta aspartame plant could create up to 20 new jobs, company officials say.

Crude oil futures rise sharply
VIENNA, Austria - The price of oil rose sharply Thursday, topping $55 a barrel, as traders disregarded U.S. government figures showing a large increase in crude inventories but a drop in gasoline stocks ahead of the driving season.

Firm plans to shield Charleston wetlands
An Augusta real estate firm is launching an unusual development venture near Charleston, S.C., in which thousands of acres of wetlands and ecologically fragile lands will be set aside in perpetuity under conservation easements embedded with upscale "mini-plantations."

Technology offers fixes from afar

Living will is part of good estate plan

Breakup with Miramax founders may help Disney

Authority aims to boost image
City economic developers are looking to the school system to help grow Richmond County.

Incomes and consumer spending both show solid gains

Authority aims to boost image

Final Four teams cap off great tournament

Success can hurt
Governing is a tough game. Just ask President Bush.

A Rocky Mountain low

Finding our balance

A Rocky Mountain low
Bet you've never seen the book thrown at a jury. Especially the good book. Until now.

Unfinished business

Finding our balance
Terri Schiavo suffered one of the most haunting deaths in memory. Yet she lived one of the most meaningful lives.

Unfinished business
Georgia's first Republican-run General Assembly in 135 years has gone relatively smoothly - not great, but good. The party got its budget problems ironed out, and looks like it will adjourn on time.

Finding our balance
Terri Schiavo suffered one of the most haunting deaths in memory. Yet she lived one of the most meaningful lives.

A Rocky Mountain low
Bet you've never seen the book thrown at a jury. Especially the good book. Until now.

Success can hurt

Unfinished business
Georgia's first Republican-run General Assembly in 135 years has gone relatively smoothly - not great, but good. The party got its budget problems ironed out, and looks like it will adjourn on time.

Success can hurt
Governing is a tough game. Just ask President Bush.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ashton Kutcher says the concept for his new movie, "Guess Who," started with P. Diddy.

Concert calendar
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

Open tab
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a roundup of some drink and entertainment specials at Augusta and Aiken area nightclubs:

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ashton Kutcher says the concept for his new movie, "Guess Who," started with P. Diddy.

Gallery calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Concert calendar
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

TV execs show their desparation with fall pilots
Right now, television network executives are agonizing over what we'll be watching in six months.

People in the News
GRETNA, La. - C-Murder lost his latest attempt to get his second-degree murder conviction thrown out when a state court of appeal refused to reconsider the case.

TV execs show their desparation with fall pilots
Right now, television network executives are agonizing over what we'll be watching in six months.

Open tab
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a roundup of some drink and entertainment specials at Augusta and Aiken area nightclubs:

Gallery calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

People in the News
GRETNA, La. - C-Murder lost his latest attempt to get his second-degree murder conviction thrown out when a state court of appeal refused to reconsider the case.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

Rates on 30-year mortgages climb
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages climbed this week to their highest point in eight months, hovering just above the 6 percent mark.

Rates on 30-year mortgages climb

Rates on 30-year mortgages climb
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages climbed this week to their highest point in eight months, hovering just above the 6 percent mark.

Landing the big one is rare occurrence at lakefishing
Largemouth bass weighing 10 pounds or more are hard to come by in Thurmond Lake.

Fishing Tournaments

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Landing the big one is rare occurrence at lakefishing

Landing the big one is rare occurrence at lakefishing
Largemouth bass weighing 10 pounds or more are hard to come by in Thurmond Lake.

Augusta dining guide
After a day on the course, you need a good meal. Here's a sampling of Augusta area restaurants:

Year has brought new restaurants, nightspots
It was nearly a year ago that we were cheering Phil Mickelson for his triumph in the Masters Tournament, and of course, a lot has happened since then. If this is your first time in the area since last year's tournament, here are some of the noteworthy restaurants and bars that have opened while you were gone.

Grubbin': Skyline Cafe
SKYLINE CAFE ADDRESS: 3328 Washington Road, Martinez

Augusta dining guide

Augusta dining guide
After a day on the course, you need a good meal. Here's a sampling of Augusta area restaurants:

Year has brought new restaurants, nightspots
It was nearly a year ago that we were cheering Phil Mickelson for his triumph in the Masters Tournament, and of course, a lot has happened since then. If this is your first time in the area since last year's tournament, here are some of the noteworthy restaurants and bars that have opened while you were gone.

Year has brought new restaurants, nightspots

Pollen is aggravating for us, but essential for trees
With all the beauty we have in the spring, we also get the nuisance of pollen.

Do a makeover - on your tree
Suppose you have a friend whose apple tree bears particularly tasty fruits. You could take a branch from that tree and graft it onto the apple tree in your yard to change part or all of your tree to your friends variety.

Do a makeover - on your tree

Veggie Mighty growth agent yields larger garden produce

Veggie Mighty growth agent yields larger garden produce
The county fair will never be the same. Giant vegetables, the holy grail of gardening, have become available to the public thanks to ingenuity born right here in the South.

Do a makeover - on your tree
Suppose you have a friend whose apple tree bears particularly tasty fruits. You could take a branch from that tree and graft it onto the apple tree in your yard to change part or all of your tree to your friends variety.

Veggie Mighty growth agent yields larger garden produce
The county fair will never be the same. Giant vegetables, the holy grail of gardening, have become available to the public thanks to ingenuity born right here in the South.

Heavy rain puts BellSouth Classic on hold
DULUTH, Ga. -- The grounds crew tried to traverse the narrow mound that crosses a pond on No. 11 at the Tournament Players Club at Sugarloaf.

Heavy rain puts BellSouth Classic on hold
DULUTH, Ga. -- The grounds crew tried to traverse the narrow mound that crosses a pond on No. 11 at the Tournament Players Club at Sugarloaf.

Jaguar senior feeling lucky
It's considered good fortune when a golfer finds a quarter with the last two digits of the year under-par. So when a playing partner handed Scott Jamieson a 1967 quarter he decided to keep it and use it as a ball marker in his last tournament.

Heavy rain puts BellSouth Classic on hold

Champ fighting off infection
DULUTH, Ga. - For Zach Johnson, the timing couldn't be worse. He's playing the best golf of his short PGA Tour career.

Champ fighting off infection

Rain washes out Thursday's opening round
DULUTH, Ga. - The rainy weather that has plagued the PGA tour this season struck again Thursday, washing out the opening round of the BellSouth Classic.

Rain washes out Thursday's opening round

Champ fighting off infection
DULUTH, Ga. - For Zach Johnson, the timing couldn't be worse. He's playing the best golf of his short PGA Tour career.

Jaguar senior feeling lucky

Rain washes out Thursday's opening round
DULUTH, Ga. - The rainy weather that has plagued the PGA tour this season struck again Thursday, washing out the opening round of the BellSouth Classic.

Jaguar senior feeling lucky
It's considered good fortune when a golfer finds a quarter with the last two digits of the year under-par. So when a playing partner handed Scott Jamieson a 1967 quarter he decided to keep it and use it as a ball marker in his last tournament.

Longtime politician deserved praise
Many of us took some time off earlier this week to say goodbye to U.H. Pittman Jr., a longtime political fixture in Columbia County, who died Saturday.

Longtime politician deserved praise
Many of us took some time off earlier this week to say goodbye to U.H. Pittman Jr., a longtime political fixture in Columbia County, who died Saturday.

Terri Schiavo has died at a Florida hospice
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman whose final years tethered to a feeding tube sparked a bitter feud over her fate that divided a family and a nation, died Thursday, her husband's attorney said.

USC Aiken postpones polo
Two days of wet weather have prompted organizers to postpone the University of South Carolina Aiken Polo Event until Sunday.

Police arrest man in murder case
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man wanted in a weekend homicide case.

Weather warning issued for the Augusta area
An approaching cold front will produce scattered thunderstorms in the Augusta area today. There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms in this area both this morning and this afternoon.

Some commissioners are good
The people, including myself, who criticize the Augusta Commission unfairly paint all of the commissioners with the same brush.M. Don Williams, Augusta

Injustice was dealt to ailing woman

Parents should tend to Terri
Has it occurred to those in the judicial system who have sided with Michael Schiavo in his bid to have his wife starved to death that what they deem legal and proper for Terri Schiavo to endure would not under any circumstances be allowed to be carried out on a convicted mass murderer or murderous pedophile?

Schiavo's treatment unconscionable

Injustice was dealt to ailing woman
I have been following this Terri Schiavo case. It's almost like her so-called husband has the judges under his spell.Don Matthews, Augusta

Schiavo's treatment unconscionable
A vocal segment of society would have us think that the Schiavo case is about patients' rights, states' rights, privacy rights and the sanctity of marriage. Catherine Minor, Martinez

Some commissioners are good
The people, including myself, who criticize the Augusta Commission unfairly paint all of the commissioners with the same brush.M. Don Williams, Augusta

Injustice was dealt to ailing woman
I have been following this Terri Schiavo case. It's almost like her so-called husband has the judges under his spell.Don Matthews, Augusta

Protect our children from sexual predators
The horrific tragedy of young Jessica Lunsford's death has captivated our community and the nation. John W. Phelan, Augusta

Government intruded on Schiavo
One absolute fact of life is that every human being will die. ... Recent public events have caused many people to focus on the definition of death.Paul L. Cook, Augusta

Schiavo's treatment unconscionable
A vocal segment of society would have us think that the Schiavo case is about patients' rights, states' rights, privacy rights and the sanctity of marriage. Catherine Minor, Martinez

Some commissioners are good

Minor leakage of fluid is normal

Mustang to get Cobra as Jeep adds big SUV

Thin stone, brick veneers can ease weight of face-lift

Living briefs

Despite looks, Terraza is all minivan

Safety group says stronger car roofs could save lives

If not overdone, garden statuary can liven up yard

Despite looks, Terraza is all minivan
Terraza is one of the new offerings General Motors calls "crossover sport vans" because although they are minivans, they are supposed to look like SUVs to fool buyers into believing they didn't just purchase the soccer-mom-mobile.

Mustang to get Cobra as Jeep adds big SUV
NEW YORK - Those who wanted a more powerful Mustang will get their wish in the form of the Shelby Cobra GT500, a 450-horsepower rocket, in the 2006 calendar year. And those who wanted a bigger Jeep get their wish this fall with the arrival of the 2006 Commander.

If not overdone, garden statuary can liven up yard
MONTEREY, Calif. - Elves, a flamingo and a jockey frolic among painted pelicans, pinwheels and parrots.

Minor leakage of fluid is normal
Q: I have a 1990 Geo Tracker with 77,000 miles, and only drive it a couple of times a week. I've haQ: I have a 1990 Geo Tracker with 77,000 miles, and only drive it a couple of times a week. I've had a problem with a small, intermittent leak - one or two drops showing up on newspapers under the car roughly every other day.d a problem with a small, intermittent leak - one or two drops showing up on newspapers under the car roughly every other day.

Safety group says stronger car roofs could save lives
WASHINGTON - A safety advocacy group, citing a report made public in a lawsuit involving Ford Motor Co., contended Wednesday that stronger car roofs and other design improvements could save lives in rollover accidents.

If not overdone, garden statuary can liven up yard
MONTEREY, Calif. - Elves, a flamingo and a jockey frolic among painted pelicans, pinwheels and parrots.

Minor leakage of fluid is normal
Q: I have a 1990 Geo Tracker with 77,000 miles, and only drive it a couple of times a week. I've haQ: I have a 1990 Geo Tracker with 77,000 miles, and only drive it a couple of times a week. I've had a problem with a small, intermittent leak - one or two drops showing up on newspapers under the car roughly every other day.d a problem with a small, intermittent leak - one or two drops showing up on newspapers under the car roughly every other day.

Thin stone, brick veneers can ease weight of face-lift
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Remodeling an outdated fireplace with natural stone once was a hassle.

Thin stone, brick veneers can ease weight of face-lift
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Remodeling an outdated fireplace with natural stone once was a hassle.

Mustang to get Cobra as Jeep adds big SUV
NEW YORK - Those who wanted a more powerful Mustang will get their wish in the form of the Shelby Cobra GT500, a 450-horsepower rocket, in the 2006 calendar year. And those who wanted a bigger Jeep get their wish this fall with the arrival of the 2006 Commander.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Safety group says stronger car roofs could save lives
WASHINGTON - A safety advocacy group, citing a report made public in a lawsuit involving Ford Motor Co., contended Wednesday that stronger car roofs and other design improvements could save lives in rollover accidents.

Despite looks, Terraza is all minivan
Terraza is one of the new offerings General Motors calls "crossover sport vans" because although they are minivans, they are supposed to look like SUVs to fool buyers into believing they didn't just purchase the soccer-mom-mobile.

Enforcers' antics keep Lynx on their toes
Cries of "Juice Boy, Juice Boy" resound through the ice rink at the Augusta Ice Sports Center.

Enforcers' antics keep Lynx on their toes

Enforcers' antics keep Lynx on their toes
Cries of "Juice Boy, Juice Boy" resound through the ice rink at the Augusta Ice Sports Center.

Doctor's work may fight fat
Salih J. Wakil knows something that everyone wants - how to burn fat without exercise. Now he just needs to find the right drug to make it work in people.

Across the area

School seeks to give comfort to sick teacher
Fifth-grader Denise Davis understands cancer. Her grandmother died from it. That's why the 11-year-old emptied her piggy bank when her social studies teacher was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Permit is won; delays remain
A proposed Savannah River Site plant that would convert weapons-grade plutonium into nuclear power plant fuel cleared one crucial hurdle Wednesday when the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a construction permit for the $1.6 billion project.

Correction
A story in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about the final version of Georgia's 2006 budget sent to the governor incorrectly listed funding for the Augusta Mini Theatre.

Good sports
Tonya Few, 16, from Thomson High School, laughs after making her long jump during the Area 9 Special Olympics held at Fort Gordon.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's investigators have charged a woman with forgery after narcotics investigators found a lock box containing fake driver's licenses, officials said Thursday.

News you can use
Republican leaders hope to end the Georgia General Assembly's session today. Here's how you can contact area legislators:

Assembly will finish a day early
ATLANTA - Republican leaders saved taxpayers roughly $45,000 on Thursday night by adjourning the 2005 legislative session one day early, thanks to a last-minute deal on an ethics-in-government bill.

Across the region
HANAHAN, S.C. - A man arrested for shoplifting wriggled through the glass partition in a police cruiser, drove off and abandoned the car for a lawn service truck before he was stopped, authorities said.

Across Georgia

Across the area
A Jonesboro, Ga., man has been arrested on drug and weapon charges as a result of an undercover operation, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.

Permit is won; delays remain

Kid of the Day
Nicholas Allan Blanchard is today's Kid of the Day.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Sentence of death repealed
A Burke County native's murder convictions and death sentence have been overturned.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Bob Woodward spent 10 years fighting for boiler regulations to help prevent tragedies such as Wednesday night's massive explosion in southeast Columbia that left one plant worker dead.

Police arrest man in murder case
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man wanted in a weekend homicide case.

Different art form is bared at First Friday
Reed Scott has nothing to wear for First Friday. Mr. Scott, the new operations manager and artistic director at the Augusta performance ensemble Behind the Masque, will make his first public appearance as a living re-creation of Auguste Rodin's The Thinker.

Terri Schiavo has died at a Florida hospice
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman whose final years tethered to a feeding tube sparked a bitter feud over her fate that divided a family and a nation, died Thursday, her husband's attorney said.

Doctor's work may fight fat
Salih J. Wakil knows something that everyone wants - how to burn fat without exercise. Now he just needs to find the right drug to make it work in people.

Weather warning issued for the Augusta area
An approaching cold front will produce scattered thunderstorms inthe Augusta area today. There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms in this area both this morning and thisafternoon.

Across the Southeast

Suit: Order was to destroy youth jail memo
The day after The Augusta Chronicle submitted an open records request in search of a memo related to mental health services at Augusta's youth prison, a top Juvenile Justice Department official ordered the memo's author to destroy it, a civil rights lawsuit alleges.

Good sports

Schools boost asthma policy
A frightening asthma attack by a Richmond County girl has led the school district to strengthen its asthma policy, allowing parents to document what could trigger an attack and provide permission for their children to carry inhalers.

School seeks to give comfort to sick teacher
Fifth-grader Denise Davis understands cancer. Her grandmother died from it. That's why the 11-year-old emptied her piggy bank when her social studies teacher was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Democrat wants more people on board
Right now, the number is five, with one person being elected at large.

Airport gets Washington lobbyist
A proposal for Augusta's airport to spend up to $60,000 on a federal funding lobbyist took off at Thursday's Aviation Commission meeting.

Wills can help ensure care for pets
When Robideere's owner died suddenly last month, the scruffy dog and his seven feline siblings were left without a caretaker.

Pit bull owner could face triple charges
AIKEN - The dog attack Sunday that left a woman badly maimed is a crime that falls in a legal gray area, where the most appropriate punishment might not be spelled out in the law, lawyers and animal authorities said Thursday.

Officials praise terminal plan
As flight announcements constantly interrupted the groundbreaking for Augusta's new airport terminal, Sen. Saxby Chambliss smiled.

News you can use
The Terri Schiavo case resulted in an explosion of interest in living wills. Some basic facts about living wills and other medical directives:

Searchers find body in creek
AIKEN - After a three-day search, the body of Odell Clarence Davis of Clearwater was found Wednesday morning in the rain-swollen creek below Clearwater Pond.

Wanted man is in police custody
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thursday wanted in a weekend homicide case.

Permit is won; delays remain
A proposed Savannah River Site plant that would convert weapons-grade plutonium into nuclear power plant fuel cleared one crucial hurdle Wednesday when the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a construction permit for the $1.6 billion project.

Official presents draft of new plan
Augusta commissioners received a $312.47 million special purpose local option sales tax proposal and recommendations for two general obligation bonds totaling $160 million Thursday.

Classes may help students stay in school
AIKEN - Ninth-grade students at North Augusta High School are getting a second chance to make the grade and get back on track toward the 10th grade through a new program.

Firm sues school board
A North Augusta contracting firm filed suit against the Columbia County School Board on Thursday, asking a judge to halt proceedings on a more than $11 million bid that the company said was unfairly awarded.

Critics say ethics bill contains loophole
ATLANTA - A little-noticed provision in a bill revamping the state's ethics laws could open a massive loophole allowing candidates to pour in unlimited donations from contributors, critics said Wednesday.

Official presents draft of new plan
Augusta commissioners received a $312.47 million special purpose local option sales tax proposal and recommendations for two general obligation bonds totaling $160 million Thursday.

Correction
A story in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about the final version of Georgia's 2006 budget sent to the governor incorrectly listed funding for the Augusta Mini Theatre.

Kid of the Day
Wallace Hamilton Johnson Jr. is today's Kid of the Day.

Victim, family want justice to be served
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Speaking from her hospital bed Wednesday, Gwendolyn Chavous chastised the unidentified owner of the three pit bull terriers that attacked and mangled her body.

Ethics bill may keep lawmakers in session
ATLANTA - A spat over an ethics-in-government bill appeared likely Thursday to derail plans by Republican leaders who had hoped to adjourn the 2005 legislative session a day early, a move that would save taxpayers roughly $45,000.

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Republican leaders hope to end the Georgia General Assembly's session today. Here's how you can contact area legislators:

Aiken's budget talks begin

Police say club was run as casino
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The owner of a Vietnamese nightclub on Whitemarsh Island has been charged with commercial gambling for allegedly running a makeshift casino.

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Sentence of death repealed

Searchers find body in creek

Suit: Order was to destroy youth jail memo

Police arrest man in murder case

Victim, family want justice to be served

Democrat wants more people on board

Searchers find body in creek
AIKEN - After a three-day search, the body of Odell Clarence Davis of Clearwater was found Wednesday morning in the rain-swollen creek below Clearwater Pond.

Wills can help ensure care for pets

Democrat wants more people on board
Right now, the number is five, with one person being elected at large.

Terri Schiavo has died at a Florida hospice

Schools boost asthma policy
A frightening asthma attack by a Richmond County girl has led the school district to strengthen its asthma policy, allowing parents to document what could trigger an attack and provide permission for their children to carry inhalers.

USC Aiken postpones polo
Two days of wet weather have prompted organizers to postpone the University of South Carolina Aiken Polo Event until Sunday.

Suit: Order was to destroy youth jail memo
The day after The Augusta Chronicle submitted an open records request in search of a memo related to mental health services at Augusta's youth prison, a top Juvenile Justice Department official ordered the memo's author to destroy it, a civil rights lawsuit alleges.

Schools' change removes staff
Teachers and staff from two low-performing Richmond County schools are scrambling to find jobs elsewhere as entire staffs are replaced in the transition to charter schools.

Barrow makes first visit to post
U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., made his first official visit Wednesday to Fort Gordon as congressman for the 12th District.

Residents learn rules, strategy of polo game
AIKEN - Bill Rhodes doesn't know much about polo except how to be a spectator.

Police say grandma shot grandma
Gunfire erupted on a quiet south Augusta street Wednesday afternoon when police say a great-grandmother shot another grandmother in the face over a custody dispute involving two children.

Aiken's budget talks begin
AIKEN - At the beginning of April, with almost three months left in the county's current budget cycle, it's traditionally a little early to start talking about next year's finances.

Norwood isn't planning move
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood is optimistic over pending approval of new voting districts that would reconnect him to the Athens-Clarke County area he represented before redistricting.

Principal walks miles as prize
Lakeside Middle School Principal Felicia Dumas trudged through the muck and mud created by a Thursday afternoon thunderstorm to honor the efforts of her pupils to help the young survivors of the Asian tsunami disaster.

Victim, family want justice to be served
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Speaking from her hospital bed Wednesday, Gwendolyn Chavous chastised the unidentified owner of the three pit bull terriers that attacked and mangled her body.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The union representing Fulton County deputies proposed safety improvements Thursday for the downtown Atlanta courthouse where a man went on a shooting rampage March 11.

Teen is charged in false identity case
An Evans teen was indicted Wednesday in connection to a case in which police say he tried to help extinguish a fire six months ago in the Martinez subdivision West Lake.

Across the Southeast
GATE CITY, VA. - A construction worker checking a remote southwestern Virginia road found carcasses and body parts of about 150 dogs, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

Classes may help students stay in school
AIKEN - Ninth-grade students at North Augusta High School are getting a second chance to make the grade and get back on track toward the 10th grade through a new program.

Assembly will finish a day early
ATLANTA - Republican leaders saved taxpayers roughly $45,000 on Thursday night by adjourning the 2005 legislative session one day early, thanks to a last-minute deal on an ethics-in-government bill.

Officials praise terminal plan
As flight announcements constantly interrupted the groundbreaking for Augusta's new airport terminal, Sen. Saxby Chambliss smiled.

Residents learn rules, strategy of polo game
AIKEN - Bill Rhodes doesn't know much about polo except how to be a spectator.

Wills can help ensure care for pets
When Robideere's owner died suddenly last month, the scruffy dog and his seven feline siblings were left without a caretaker.

Kid of the Day
Wallace Hamilton Johnson Jr. is today's Kid of the Day.

Sentence of death repealed
A Burke County native's murder convictions and death sentence have been overturned.

Aiken's budget talks begin
AIKEN - At the beginning of April, with almost three months left in the county's current budget cycle, it's traditionally a little early to start talking about next year's finances.

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Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Bob Woodward spent 10 years fighting for boiler regulations to help prevent tragedies such as Wednesday night's massive explosion in southeast Columbia that left one plant worker dead.

Principal walks miles as prize
Lakeside Middle School Principal Felicia Dumas trudged through the muck and mud created by a Thursday afternoon thunderstorm to honor the efforts of her pupils to help the young survivors of the Asian tsunami disaster.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's investigators have charged a woman with forgery after narcotics investigators found a lock box containing fake driver's licenses, officials said Thursday.

Leader fires officials, reorganizes divisions
ATLANTA - The agency charged with attracting employers, tourists and movie-makers to the state underwent a major shake-up Thursday that resulted in 11 senior executives getting fired or demoted - including those leading the tourism and international divisions.

Wanted man is in police custody
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thursday wanted in a weekend homicide case.

Airport gets Washington lobbyist
A proposal for Augusta's airport to spend up to $60,000 on a federal funding lobbyist took off at Thursday's Aviation Commission meeting.

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Schools' change removes staff
Teachers and staff from two low-performing Richmond County schools are scrambling to find jobs elsewhere as entire staffs are replaced in the transition to charter schools.

Assembly will finish a day early

Pit bull owner could face triple charges
AIKEN - The dog attack Sunday that left a woman badly maimed is a crime that falls in a legal gray area, where the most appropriate punishment might not be spelled out in the law, lawyers and animal authorities said Thursday.

Principal walks miles as prize

Critics say ethics bill contains loophole
ATLANTA - A little-noticed provision in a bill revamping the state's ethics laws could open a massive loophole allowing candidates to pour in unlimited donations from contributors, critics said Wednesday.

Wanted man is in police custody

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The union representing Fulton County deputies proposed safety improvements Thursday for the downtown Atlanta courthouse where a man went on a shooting rampage March 11.

Across the region
HANAHAN, S.C. - A man arrested for shoplifting wriggled through the glass partition in a police cruiser, drove off and abandoned the car for a lawn service truck before he was stopped, authorities said.

Across the Southeast
GATE CITY, VA. - A construction worker checking a remote southwestern Virginia road found carcasses and body parts of about 150 dogs, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

Across the area
A Jonesboro, Ga., man has been arrested on drug and weapon charges as a result of an undercover operation, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.

Official presents draft of new plan

Good sports
Tonya Few, 16, from Thomson High School, laughs after making her long jump during the Area 9 Special Olympics held at Fort Gordon.

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Officials praise terminal plan

USC Aiken postpones polo

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Pit bull owner could face triple charges

Classes may help students stay in school

Doctor's work may fight fat

Critics say ethics bill contains loophole

Schools' change removes staff

Across the region

Airport gets Washington lobbyist

Schools boost asthma policy

School seeks to give comfort to sick teacher

Correction

Residents learn rules, strategy of polo game

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Weather warning issued for the Augusta area

Planning commission OKs buildings
Columbia County's Planning Commission approved Thursday night a zoning request for two new buildings next to a Martinez shopping center.

New home-video releases

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in DVD releases, and a look at what' coming:

At the Movies: 'Sin City'

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Thursday. See Friday's Your Life section for reviews of new movies.

Mini reviews

'Closer' takes look at the games lovers play
A love story without love, a movie about the bright and beautiful at their most dark and desperate, Closer seems to revel in its cynicism.

'Closer' takes look at the games lovers play

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in DVD releases, and a look at what' coming:

At the Movies: 'Sin City'
"Sin City" is simultaneously the most boldly original comic-book adaptation yet and one of the nastiest films in a long while.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Thursday. See Friday's Your Life section for reviews of new movies.

'Closer' takes look at the games lovers play
A love story without love, a movie about the bright and beautiful at their most dark and desperate, Closer seems to revel in its cynicism.

At the Movies: 'Sin City'
"Sin City" is simultaneously the most boldly original comic-book adaptation yet and one of the nastiest films in a long while.

Hot ticket: Tori Amos

Hootie to share success in benefit concert
Come next week, Augusta will have two Hooties. The first is Hootie Johnson, Augusta National Golf Club's high-profile frontman. The other, Hootie & the Blowfish, the South Carolina band that catapulted to fame in 1995 .

Sister Hazel is beating odds
For more than 11 years, Gainesville, Fla., band Sister Hazel, which plays Tuesday on the Rock Fore Dough bill at First Tee Augusta, has been beating odds and bettering expectations.

Nashville Star' is fun show with impressive contestants
If you're not watching USA Network's Nashville Star program at 10 p.m. Tuesdays, you are missing out on some great country singing.

Nashville Star' is fun show with impressive contestants

Hootie to share success in benefit concert

Sonic spotlight: Erik Hargrove

Sister Hazel is beating odds
For more than 11 years, Gainesville, Fla., band Sister Hazel, which plays Tuesday on the Rock Fore Dough bill at First Tee Augusta, has been beating odds and bettering expectations.

Hot ticket: Tori Amos
Tori AmosWHEN: 8 p.m. MondayWHERE: Symphony Hall Atlanta, 1280 Peachtree St.

Hootie to share success in benefit concert
Come next week, Augusta will have two Hooties. The first is Hootie Johnson, Augusta National Golf Club's high-profile frontman. The other, Hootie & the Blowfish, the South Carolina band that catapulted to fame in 1995 .

Sri Lankan M.I.A. gets Americans out on dance floor
Just in time for summer vacation, M.I.A.'s highly anticipated debut release, Arular, blends world music and exciting lyrics to create an impressive pop album.

Hot ticket: Tori Amos
Tori Amos WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday WHERE: Symphony Hall Atlanta, 1280 Peachtree St.

Sri Lankan M.I.A. gets Americans out on dance floor

Nashville Star' is fun show with impressive contestants
If you're not watching USA Network's Nashville Star program at 10 p.m. Tuesdays, you are missing out on some great country singing.

Sister Hazel is beating odds

Sonic spotlight: Erik Hargrove
Erik HargroveAGE: 33HOMETOWN: Washington, Pa.; moved to Augusta in 1993 when he was transferred to Fort Gordon with the Army

Sonic spotlight: Erik Hargrove
Erik Hargrove AGE: 33 HOMETOWN: Washington, Pa.; moved to Augusta in 1993 when he was transferred to Fort Gordon with the Army

Wylde gives blistering show on BLS' latest effort
Does the name Zakk Wylde ring a bell? How about Ozzy Osbourne? I thought that one might get a nod.

Sri Lankan M.I.A. gets Americans out on dance floor
Just in time for summer vacation, M.I.A.'s highly anticipated debut release, Arular, blends world music and exciting lyrics to create an impressive pop album.

NASCAR Newsmaker: Bobby Labonte

Time on track key to boost sponsor
BRISTOL, Tenn. - While racer Shawna Robinson and bra-maker Vassarette are a natural fit, the only full-time woman driver in the NASCAR Busch Series said the best way to promote a driver-sponsor relationship is with success on the race track.

Glory of win provokes teams to push envelope
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Brendan Gaughan knows how to spot a cheater.

Glory of win provokes teams to push envelope
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Brendan Gaughan knows how to spot a cheater.

NASCAR Newsmaker: Bobby Labonte
Bobby Labonte is off to one of the worst starts in his career with three finishes of 37th or worse in the first four races.

Time on track key to boost sponsor
BRISTOL, Tenn. - While racer Shawna Robinson and bra-maker Vassarette are a natural fit, the only full-time woman driver in the NASCAR Busch Series said the best way to promote a driver-sponsor relationship is with success on the race track.

Glory of win provokes teams to push envelope

NASCAR Newsmaker: Bobby Labonte
Bobby Labonte is off to one of the worst starts in his career with three finishes of 37th or worse in the first four races.

Time on track key to boost sponsor

Wizards squeak by Hawks

Wizards squeak by Hawks
WASHINGTON - Gilbert Arenas scored nine of his 36 points in the final 3½ minutes, including the go-ahead basket on a driving layup in traffic with 34 seconds to play, leading the Washington Wizards to a 102-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

Wizards squeak by Hawks
WASHINGTON - Gilbert Arenas scored nine of his 36 points in the final 3½ minutes, including the go-ahead basket on a driving layup in traffic with 34 seconds to play, leading the Washington Wizards to a 102-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

Final Four teams cap off great tournament
ST. LOUIS - Rick Pitino and Roy Williams. Overachieving Michigan State and almost-undefeated Illinois.

Final Four teams cap off great tournament
ST. LOUIS - Rick Pitino and Roy Williams. Overachieving Michigan State and almost-undefeated Illinois.

Doctor defends way he prescribes steroids

NFL will tighten drug testing

Congress asks for info from NFL, other sports

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Youths to compete in golf challenge

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Soccer: Allen carries 'Pack to win

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Youths to compete in golf challenge
More than 200 junior golfers are expected to crowd the course at The First Tee of Augusta on Friday.

Soccer: Allen carries 'Pack to win
The only significant moment in a night of sloppy soccer and officiating came after Greenbrier had avenged the first loss to Richmond Academy in school history.

Overtime
In Birmingham, Ala., Eddie Johnson came through once again, showing the stellar form that's made him America's top scorer and giving the United States a key 2-0 victory over Guatemala in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday.

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Soccer: Allen carries 'Pack to win
The only significant moment in a night of sloppy soccer and officiating came after Greenbrier had avenged the first loss to Richmond Academy in school history.

Overtime
Augusta's Vaughn Taylor and Jim Dent will present a clinic and play host to a tournament in support of the adaptive golf program at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Augusta Municipal Golf Course.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

No letdowns in Panthers' camp
Many believed the Lakeside girls soccer program would have a drop-off this season.

Overtime
Augusta's Vaughn Taylor and Jim Dent will present a clinic and play host to a tournament in support of the adaptive golf program at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Augusta Municipal Golf Course.

Youths to compete in golf challenge
More than 200 junior golfers are expected to crowd the course at The First Tee of Augusta on Friday.

No letdowns in Panthers' camp
Many believed the Lakeside girls soccer program would have a drop-off this season.

Overtime
In Birmingham, Ala., Eddie Johnson came through once again, showing the stellar form that's made him America's top scorer and giving the United States a key 2-0 victory over Guatemala in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Doctor defends way he prescribes steroids
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The South Carolina doctor linked to possible steroid use by members of the Carolina Panthers says he is careful to only prescribe the drugs when they are medically necessary.

NFL will tighten drug testing
NEW YORK - The NFL wants to upgrade its steroid testing program to bring it back in line with Olympic standards.

NFL will tighten drug testing
NEW YORK - The NFL wants to upgrade its steroid testing program to bring it back in line with Olympic standards.

Congress asks for info from NFL, other sports
WASHINGTON - The same Congressional committee that conducted hearings into steroids in baseball has asked NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue for information about how football regulates the performance-enhancing substances.

Doctor defends way he prescribes steroids
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The South Carolina doctor linked to possible steroid use by members of the Carolina Panthers says he is careful to only prescribe the drugs when they are medically necessary.

Congress asks for info from NFL, other sports
WASHINGTON - The same Congressional committee that conducted hearings into steroids in baseball has asked NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue for information about how football regulates the performance-enhancing substances.

Nashville Star' is fun show with impressive contestants

Nashville Star' is fun show with impressive contestants
If you're not watching USA Network's Nashville Star program at 10 p.m. Tuesdays, you are missing out on some great country singing.

Nashville Star' is fun show with impressive contestants
If you're not watching USA Network's Nashville Star program at 10 p.m. Tuesdays, you are missing out on some great country singing.

Greek chorus finds work in films

Ted Koppel says he is leaving 'Nightline,' ABC News
NEW YORK - Ted Koppel, who has anchored ABC News' "Nightline" since its inception a quarter-century ago, said Thursday he will leave the network when his contract expires at the end of the year.

Court TV seeks young audience
NEW YORK - Court TV is acting like a buttoned-down lawyer who prowls the clubs at night.

Court TV seeks young audience

HBO renews 'Deadwood' for third season
LOS ANGELES - The hard-edged Western series "Deadwood" will be back for a third season.

'Kids Choice Awards' comes of age, green slime and all
LOS ANGELES - Twenty years ago, Nickelodeon discovered the answer to that age-old question: What if you gave out awards and nobody showed up to collect them?

Court TV seeks young audience
NEW YORK - Court TV is acting like a buttoned-down lawyer who prowls the clubs at night.

HBO renews 'Deadwood' for third season
LOS ANGELES - The hard-edged Western series "Deadwood" will be back for a third season.

HBO renews 'Deadwood' for third season

Jane Fonda says she regrets anti-aircraft site visit

Jane Fonda says she regrets anti-aircraft site visit
NEW YORK - Jane Fonda says her 1972 visit to a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun site, an incident that brought her the nickname "Hanoi Jane," was a "betrayal" of American forces and of the "country that gave me privilege."

Tucker Carlson's PBS show will end after one year
NEW YORK - The weekly PBS series "Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered" will end its run after one year in June.

Tucker Carlson's PBS show will end after one year
NEW YORK - The weekly PBS series "Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered" will end its run after one year in June.

CNN Headline News passes MSNBC in the ratings
NEW YORK - CNN Headline News has supplanted MSNBC as the third-place cable news channel.

Jane Fonda says she regrets anti-aircraft site visit
NEW YORK - Jane Fonda says her 1972 visit to a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun site, an incident that brought her the nickname "Hanoi Jane," was a "betrayal" of American forces and of the "country that gave me privilege."

Tucker Carlson's PBS show will end after one year

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Greek chorus finds work in films
For the most part, movies cruise along pretty well under their own steam.

Greek chorus finds work in films
For the most part, movies cruise along pretty well under their own steam.

Gamecocks capture NIT title
NEW YORK - Carlos Powell's final collegiate game went better than Pat Carroll's. Tarence Kinsey drilled a 3-pointer from the right side with 1.3 seconds remaining Thursday night to give South Carolina its first National Invitation Tournament championship, 60-57 over Saint Joseph's.

Gamecocks capture NIT title

Gamecocks capture NIT title
NEW YORK - Carlos Powell's final collegiate game went better than Pat Carroll's. Tarence Kinsey drilled a 3-pointer from the right side with 1.3 seconds remaining Thursday night to give South Carolina its first National Invitation Tournament championship, 60-57 over Saint Joseph's.

Gamecocks, Hawks eager for win

Gamecocks, Hawks eager for win
NEW YORK - Carlos Powell thought about picking up the shiny, silver NIT championship trophy, then shook his head no.

Gamecocks, Hawks eager for win
NEW YORK - Carlos Powell thought about picking up the shiny, silver NIT championship trophy, then shook his head no.

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