Phillies slide by Nationals

Nationals defeat Phillies
WASHINGTON - Brad Wilkerson connected off previously unbeaten Jon Lieber for the first upper-deck home run at RFK Stadium in 34 years, leading the Washington Nationals to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

Lewis becomes third member of '500' club

Lewis becomes third member of '500' club
Dietmar Perez was a pitcher on the Harlem baseball team that got Jimmie Lewis his first high school baseball win as a coach in 1979.

Nationals defeat Phillies

Lewis becomes third member of '500' club
Dietmar Perez was a pitcher on the Harlem baseball team that got Jimmie Lewis his first high school baseball win as a coach in 1979.

Phillies slide by Nationals
WASHINGTON - This victory should have been a walk in the park for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Nationals defeat Phillies
WASHINGTON - Brad Wilkerson connected off previously unbeaten Jon Lieber for the first upper-deck home run at RFK Stadium in 34 years, leading the Washington Nationals to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

Phillies slide by Nationals
WASHINGTON - This victory should have been a walk in the park for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Clever government agency earns mention in column

Buffalo roam in a suburb of Baltimore
PIKESVILLE, Md. - A herd of buffalo somehow got loose and wandered around an upscale neighborhood Tuesday, disrupting traffic and alarming homeowners before officers managed to corral them in a tennis court.

Buffalo roam in a suburb of Baltimore
PIKESVILLE, Md. - A herd of buffalo somehow got loose and wandered around an upscale neighborhood Tuesday, disrupting traffic and alarming homeowners before officers managed to corral them in a tennis court.

Woman accused in finger case waives extradition
LAS VEGAS - The woman who was arrested after claiming she bit into a human finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili waived extradition Tuesday, telling a judge she was eager to return to California to face charges.

Odds and Ends
NEWARK, N.J. - She's 87 and "a nice lady." She's also facing a weapons charge after trying to enter a county courthouse with a.38-caliber Smith & Wesson.

Winners of whistlers convention announced
LOUISBURG, N.C. - The Seven Dwarfs did it at work. Some people do it in the shower. But it takes a special kind of person to whistle competitively.

Woman accused in finger case waives extradition
LAS VEGAS - The woman who was arrested after claiming she bit into a human finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili waived extradition Tuesday, telling a judge she was eager to return to California to face charges.

Winners of whistlers convention announced
LOUISBURG, N.C. - The Seven Dwarfs did it at work. Some people do it in the shower. But it takes a special kind of person to whistle competitively.

Odds and Ends
NEWARK, N.J. - She's 87 and "a nice lady." She's also facing a weapons charge after trying to enter a county courthouse with a.38-caliber Smith & Wesson.

Smoltz breaks through with win
NEW YORK -- So you thought John Smoltz's first win as a starter since 2001 would come easily?

Braves hoping Jones gets well soon

Furcal swipes three for first time in career

Braves topple Mets
NEW YORK - John Smoltz finally got some run support and bullpen help, earning his first win of the season Tuesday night in the Atlanta Braves' 4-3 victory over Pedro Martinez and the New York Mets.

Braves hoping Jones gets well soon
NEW YORK - Chipper Jones was hopeful that the pain in his left foot would dissipate by Monday morning. Instead, it had worsened.

Mets defeat Braves

Braves topple Mets
NEW YORK - John Smoltz finally got some run support and bullpen help, earning his first win of the season Tuesday night in the Atlanta Braves' 4-3 victory over Pedro Martinez and the New York Mets.

Mets hang on to win at home
NEW YORK - You knew it was bound to happen sometime. Wishful as some might have been, Atlanta's starting pitchers weren't going to keep coming up aces all season long.

Smoltz breaks through with win

Mets defeat Braves
NEW YORK - Mike Piazza broke out of a slump with three hits and Cliff Floyd and David Wright hit two-run homers as the New York Mets came from behind to end the Atlanta Braves' four-game winning streak, 5-4 Monday night.

Mets hang on to win at home

Mets defeat Braves
NEW YORK - Mike Piazza broke out of a slump with three hits and Cliff Floyd and David Wright hit two-run homers as the New York Mets came from behind to end the Atlanta Braves' four-game winning streak, 5-4 Monday night.

Furcal swipes three for first time in career
NEW YORK -- Given his speed and how long he's been in the league, it doesn't seem possible it took until Monday for Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal to notch a special milestone.

Braves hoping Jones gets well soon
NEW YORK - Chipper Jones was hopeful that the pain in his left foot would dissipate by Monday morning. Instead, it had worsened.

Smoltz breaks through with win
NEW YORK -- So you thought John Smoltz's first win as a starter since 2001 would come easily?

Mets hang on to win at home
NEW YORK - You knew it was bound to happen sometime. Wishful as some might have been, Atlanta's starting pitchers weren't going to keep coming up aces all season long.

Braves topple Mets

Furcal swipes three for first time in career
NEW YORK -- Given his speed and how long he's been in the league, it doesn't seem possible it took until Monday for Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal to notch a special milestone.

Microsoft ships Windows for 64-bit computers
SAN JOSE, Calif. - After years of delays, Microsoft Corp. on Monday started selling new flavors of the Windows operating system that can address vastly more memory than previous versions yet can still run software designed for older computers.

Crude prices rise, approaching $56 a barrel
VIENNA, Austria - Crude oil futures prices rose Monday ahead of a meeting between President Bush and Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah that will focus in part on possible ways to bring down high oil prices.

Existing homes sales climb by 1 percent in March
WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes and condominiums rose by 1 percent in March to the third-highest sales pace on record, a real estate trade group reported Monday.

Tower lights are a registered trademark in France
PARIS - Snapping a picture of the Eiffel Tower by day, or snapping one by night. For many businesses, there's a big difference.

Existing homes sales climb by 1 percent in March
WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes and condominiums rose by 1 percent in March to the third-highest sales pace on record, a real estate trade group reported Monday.

Microsoft ships Windows for 64-bit computers

Merger would create the largest oil refiner in North America

Some change habits to save

Merger would create the largest oil refiner in North America
SAN ANTONIO - Valero Energy Corp. plans to acquire Premcor Inc. for $6.9 billion in cash and stock as part of a deal that would create the largest refiner of crude oil in North America, company officials announced Monday. Shares of both companies rose.

Eye-care center looks to grow
An eye-care center in the medical district has set its sights on west Augusta.

Local sales tax pumping prices higher
Pete Cakanic always used to think he could find a better deal on gasoline in Georgia than he could in South Carolina.

Crude prices drop after Bush meets Saudi crown prince
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures slipped Tuesday after U.S. President George W. Bush met Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah to discuss ways to curb skyrocketing oil prices.

Merger would create the largest oil refiner in North America
SAN ANTONIO - Valero Energy Corp. plans to acquire Premcor Inc. for $6.9 billion in cash and stock as part of a deal that would create the largest refiner of crude oil in North America, company officials announced Monday. Shares of both companies rose.

SAP, Microsoft to link business software programs
FRANKFURT, Germany - SAP AG and Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday they had developed a new product to link their business software programs in a further cooperative step between the world's leading software producers.

Crude prices rise, approaching $56 a barrel
VIENNA, Austria - Crude oil futures prices rose Monday ahead of a meeting between President Bush and Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah that will focus in part on possible ways to bring down high oil prices.

RealNetworks to give away music to boost sales
NEW YORK - RealNetworks Inc., facing intense competition from file-swapping networks and from Apple Computer Inc., will give away 25 songs for free each month as part of a new service that seeks to entice music-lovers to pay for more tunes.

General Motors recalling more than 2 million vehicles

Existing homes sales climb by 1 percent in March

General Motors recalling more than 2 million vehicles
WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. said Monday it is recalling more than 2 million vehicles, including nearly 1.5 million sport utility vans and pickup trucks that have seat belt design problems.

Tower lights are a registered trademark in France
PARIS - Snapping a picture of the Eiffel Tower by day, or snapping one by night. For many businesses, there's a big difference.

Microsoft ships Windows for 64-bit computers
SAN JOSE, Calif. - After years of delays, Microsoft Corp. on Monday started selling new flavors of the Windows operating system that can address vastly more memory than previous versions yet can still run software designed for older computers.

Eye-care center looks to grow
An eye-care center in the medical district has set its sights on west Augusta.

Some change habits to save
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - High gasoline prices are causing some people to make lifestyle changes, while others remain relatively unaffected.

Crude prices drop after Bush meets Saudi crown prince
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures slipped Tuesday after U.S. President George W. Bush met Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah to discuss ways to curb skyrocketing oil prices.

Hybrid car sales rose 81 percent in U.S. last year
DETROIT - The lure of the Toyota Prius and other hybrid cars helped drive healthy sales of electric and alternative-powered vehicles last year, according to new data that shows the hybrid market has grown by 960 percent since 2000.

Consumer confidence declines, new home sales soar
NEW YORK - Consumer confidence declined in April for the third consecutive month, signaling Americans' concerns that economic growth is leveling off. But one area of the economy is still white hot: the government said sales of new homes shot up 12.2 percent last month to the highest level in history.

General Motors recalling more than 2 million vehicles
WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. said Monday it is recalling more than 2 million vehicles, including nearly 1.5 million sport utility vans and pickup trucks that have seat belt design problems.

Tower lights are a registered trademark in France

Local sales tax pumping prices higher
Pete Cakanic always used to think he could find a better deal on gasoline in Georgia than he could in South Carolina.

Consumer confidence declines, new home sales soar

Hybrid car sales rose 81 percent in U.S. last year
DETROIT - The lure of the Toyota Prius and other hybrid cars helped drive healthy sales of electric and alternative-powered vehicles last year, according to new data that shows the hybrid market has grown by 960 percent since 2000.

Eye-care center looks to grow

Some change habits to save
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - High gasoline prices are causing some people to make lifestyle changes, while others remain relatively unaffected.

Crude prices drop after Bush meets Saudi crown prince

Local sales tax pumping prices higher

Hybrid car sales rose 81 percent in U.S. last year

Crude prices rise, approaching $56 a barrel

Consumer confidence declines, new home sales soar
NEW YORK - Consumer confidence declined in April for the third consecutive month, signaling Americans' concerns that economic growth is leveling off. But one area of the economy is still white hot: the government said sales of new homes shot up 12.2 percent last month to the highest level in history.

Part of area's history saved from the rough

Answers can put fat myths in focus
Fat is one of the most talked about, troublesome and baffling components of the human body. Test your knowledge to see whether you're up to date:

Can't drink to this
As if airline flight attendants don't have enough to do looking after the flying public, they may soon have to count the number of drinks passengers down. That is, unless the Georgia Supreme Court comes to its senses.

Can't drink to this
As if airline flight attendants don't have enough to do looking after the flying public, they may soon have to count the number of drinks passengers down. That is, unless the Georgia Supreme Court comes to its senses.

Can't drink to this

Catching a dream
Ever seen someone actually catch up to a dream and grab onto it? You have now.

Frist-strike capability
The threat of the nuclear option will always be preferable to the use of it.

Catching a dream

Catching a dream
Ever seen someone actually catch up to a dream and grab onto it? You have now.

Is the ride over?
You can't keep leaking oil this way: General Motors last week reported a $1.1 billion loss in the first three months of 2005.

Truth comes at a price
You may have heard or read lately about some shoddy, even dishonest, journalism: a Boston freelancer who made up details of a seal hunt that never actually occurred; Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom, who described a scene at a Final Four basketball game that, too, never happened.

Is the ride over?
You can't keep leaking oil this way: General Motors last week reported a $1.1 billion loss in the first three months of 2005.

Is the ride over?

Truth comes at a price

Truth comes at a price
You may have heard or read lately about some shoddy, even dishonest, journalism: a Boston freelancer who made up details of a seal hunt that never actually occurred; Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom, who described a scene at a Final Four basketball game that, too, never happened.

People in the News
ROSEDALE, Md. - Motley Crue is joining efforts to find a Baltimore area woman missing since March 6, when she failed to meet friends for the band's concert in Washington.

Published photos show Pitt, Jolie strolling on a beach
NEW YORK - It's true - again? Despite denials of a romance between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, new photographs show the couple on a beach in Africa, according to published reports.

Travel agent testifies in Jackson trial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A travel agent testifying under immunity in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial said Tuesday she booked a flight to Brazil for the family of the pop star's accuser at the request of one of the singer's business associates.

The Top Five
The tiop five list in entertainment.

The Top Five
The tiop five list in entertainment.

'Lennon' cancels Boston engagement
NEW YORK - "Lennon," the new musical celebrating the life and songs of John Lennon, has canceled its Boston tryout to retool for the show's Broadway opening, still scheduled for July 28.

'Lennon' cancels Boston engagement
NEW YORK - "Lennon," the new musical celebrating the life and songs of John Lennon, has canceled its Boston tryout to retool for the show's Broadway opening, still scheduled for July 28.

George Lopez has kidney transplant from wife
LOS ANGELES - George Lopez has undergone a kidney transplant with an organ donated by his wife.

People in the News
NEW YORK - MTV is pointing to spikey-haired singer Ryan Cabrera to host "Score," a new reality dating show. Unlike his ex-girlfriend's "The Ashlee Simpson Show," Cabrera's show won't focus on his personal life.

People in the News
ROSEDALE, Md. - Motley Crue is joining efforts to find a Baltimore area woman missing since March 6, when she failed to meet friends for the band's concert in Washington.

George Lopez has kidney transplant from wife
LOS ANGELES - George Lopez has undergone a kidney transplant with an organ donated by his wife.

Published photos show Pitt, Jolie strolling on a beach
NEW YORK - It's true - again? Despite denials of a romance between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, new photographs show the couple on a beach in Africa, according to published reports.

People in the News
NEW YORK - MTV is pointing to spikey-haired singer Ryan Cabrera to host "Score," a new reality dating show. Unlike his ex-girlfriend's "The Ashlee Simpson Show," Cabrera's show won't focus on his personal life.

Travers to undergo bone marrow transplant
STAMFORD, Conn. - Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary, who has been battling leukemia, will undergo a bone marrow transplant after finding a donor.

Travel agent testifies in Jackson trial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A travel agent testifying under immunity in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial said Tuesday she booked a flight to Brazil for the family of the pop star's accuser at the request of one of the singer's business associates.

Crepes with blueberries are a treat to remember
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - For Mother's Day or any day, cheese-filled crepes with blueberry sauce made with this recipe from The Culinary Institute of America would be a treat to remember long after the day itself. Although traditionally eaten in the morning, crepes can be served as a light snack, an impressive brunch item, or mouthwatering dessert.

Crepes with blueberries are a treat to remember
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - For Mother's Day or any day, cheese-filled crepes with blueberry sauce made with this recipe from The Culinary Institute of America would be a treat to remember long after the day itself. Although traditionally eaten in the morning, crepes can be served as a light snack, an impressive brunch item, or mouthwatering dessert.

Easy to make low-fat Asian chicken with scallions
LOW-FAT COOKING: Asian chicken with scallions, miso chicken with fresh ginger

Vegatarian recipe for breaded and baked eggplant

Create a fast meal with pea salad with bacon and eggs
Sometimes it's so easy being green. The ever-popular pea, a favorite springtime veggie, is arriving in quantity in produce sections, and who'd want to resist its multiple appeals? Along with the vibrant color, there's the so-edible size, the crunchy-smooth texture and subtly distinctive taste.

Crepes with blueberries are a treat to remember

Vegatarian recipe for breaded and baked eggplant
CONCORD, N.H. - Matzo pizza and pickled herring. My father's a proud Jew, but he's a strange cook. When it comes to dining from his heritage, he has a limited (and blessedly infrequent) repertoire - matzo pizza and pickled herring.

Easy to make low-fat Asian chicken with scallions

Create a fast meal with pea salad with bacon and eggs
Sometimes it's so easy being green. The ever-popular pea, a favorite springtime veggie, is arriving in quantity in produce sections, and who'd want to resist its multiple appeals? Along with the vibrant color, there's the so-edible size, the crunchy-smooth texture and subtly distinctive taste.

Easy to make low-fat Asian chicken with scallions
LOW-FAT COOKING: Asian chicken with scallions, miso chicken with fresh ginger

Vegatarian recipe for breaded and baked eggplant
CONCORD, N.H. - Matzo pizza and pickled herring. My father's a proud Jew, but he's a strange cook. When it comes to dining from his heritage, he has a limited (and blessedly infrequent) repertoire - matzo pizza and pickled herring.

Create a fast meal with pea salad with bacon and eggs

RiverDogs' pitcher mows down Jackets
The Augusta GreenJackets had the chance Tuesday night to put themselves back atop the standings in the South Atlantic League's Southern Division.

Team welcomes return of first baseman
Augusta GreenJackets first baseman Jason Columbus started the season batting.455 in three games.

Team welcomes return of first baseman
Augusta GreenJackets first baseman Jason Columbus started the season batting.455 in three games.

RiverDogs' pitcher mows down Jackets
The Augusta GreenJackets had the chance Tuesday night to put themselves back atop the standings in the South Atlantic League's Southern Division.

Golf's popularity on rise in China

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Golf's popularity on rise in China
Judging from all the tee times in China, golf is shifting its roots.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Upcoming events

Golf's popularity on rise in China
Judging from all the tee times in China, golf is shifting its roots.

Team welcomes return of first baseman

RiverDogs' pitcher mows down Jackets

Booker leaves Hephzibah for Burke Co. job

Booker leaves Hephzibah for Burke Co. job
One of the most successful coaches in recent Hephzibah football history made a decision last month. He wanted to step back from the limelight a bit and concentrate on another team. His home team.

Booker leaves Hephzibah for Burke Co. job
One of the most successful coaches in recent Hephzibah football history made a decision last month. He wanted to step back from the limelight a bit and concentrate on another team. His home team.

Sage plays flavorful role in pork tenderloin
Veal or chicken saltimbocca is one of my favorite Italian entrees. It is flavored with salty prosciutto, fresh sage and creamy Fontina cheese.

Sage plays flavorful role in pork tenderloin
Veal or chicken saltimbocca is one of my favorite Italian entrees. It is flavored with salty prosciutto, fresh sage and creamy Fontina cheese.

Sage plays flavorful role in pork tenderloin

Clever government agency earns mention in column
One of the perks of newspaper work is that people are always sending you free stuff.

Clever government agency earns mention in column
One of the perks of newspaper work is that people are always sending you free stuff.

Autopsies performed on children found in pond
Autopsies on the two small Warrenton, Ga., children found dead Monday show no indications of foul play and list the causes of death as drowning, Georgia Bureau of Investigations officials said this afternoon. y that there were no initial indications of foul play.

Men shot, arrested after store burglary
AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office said today that it will seek warrants for the arrest of two Trenton. S.C., men in connection with a convenience store burglary Monday night.

Pope article lacked substance
This is in reference to your April 20, front-page Associated Press article on the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new pope.Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

Activist judges need to be shown door
The attack on the judiciary in the United States is long overdue. The federal courts, for some reason, have determined that they, and not the Constitution, are the law of the land.Steve King, Belvedere, S.C.

Don't turn United States into another theocracy

Corrections officers are not 'guards'
Concerning the recent events of the shooting at MCG: I've noticed throughout the articles that the Georgia Department of Corrections officer was stated as being a "security guard" or "guard." Amy Hilbert, Martinez

Abortion letter was misleading
Regarding Richard Amundson's letter about abortion and adoption ("Abortion is bad; it can be worse," April 23): His assertion that "adoption would place the baby in a system that has more children than it can find adoptive parents for" is misleading.Dave Caddell, Evans

Column, cartoon show cause, effect
If it is not beautiful irony, what is it? Whether intentionally or accidentally - when The Augusta Chronicle, in the April 24 editorial section, juxtaposed an opinion article by a Paine College professor, vigorously defending The Chronicle's cartoonist - in my opinion they reached a new editorial high.Richard Netzley, Evans

Don't turn United States into another theocracy
Adolf Hitler defeated the judiciary of the Weimar Republic of Germany when he set up his own courts with his own judges.Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Don't turn United States into another theocracy
Adolf Hitler defeated the judiciary of the Weimar Republic of Germany when he set up his own courts with his own judges.Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Corrections officers are not 'guards'
Concerning the recent events of the shooting at MCG: I've noticed throughout the articles that the Georgia Department of Corrections officer was stated as being a "security guard" or "guard." Amy Hilbert, Martinez

Bible is not a science book
Regarding the argument of creation vs. evolution, which has graced the pages of The Chronicle many times before, I feel compelled to make a plea: Forget the dogma for five minutes and think about this with an open mind.Jason Novotny, North Augusta, S.C.

Pope article lacked substance
This is in reference to your April 20, front-page Associated Press article on the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new pope.Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

Pope article lacked substance

Bible is not a science book

Corrections officers are not 'guards'

Bible is not a science book
Regarding the argument of creation vs. evolution, which has graced the pages of The Chronicle many times before, I feel compelled to make a plea: Forget the dogma for five minutes and think about this with an open mind.Jason Novotny, North Augusta, S.C.

Like it or not, Bermudas return

Health and fitness

Seniors calendar

PC users drowning in information, executive says

Living briefs

Magnetic ribbons show support for causes

Like it or not, Bermudas return
COLUMBIA - Bermuda shorts: They're not just for elderly English gents anymore.

Living briefs
Where there is food, there is a celebration, and dining out makes it special. There are as many desirable seats in a restaurant as there are desserts. Window seats and booths tend to be the most popular.

Magnetic ribbons show support for causes
It started with the song Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree and spawned a car accessory that's become as common as air fresheners and fuzzy dice - the ribbon magnet.

Magnetic ribbons show support for causes
It started with the song Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree and spawned a car accessory that's become as common as air fresheners and fuzzy dice - the ribbon magnet.

Health and fitness
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

PC users drowning in information, executive says
WASHINGTON - Computer storage technology is getting so cheap a person could record every conversation of a lifetime and decades of photographs, but experts must improve search systems so users can make sense of such mind-boggling amounts of information, Microsoft's top research executive said Tuesday.

Health and fitness
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Living briefs
A lot of spooky and kooky things have happened since last fall when the plane-crash survivors of Lost first started roaming across that mysterious tropical island. Diehard fans of the show, and neophytes, might appreciate this review episode, which will either clear up a few things or simply make your brain curl up into the fetal position. The show airs at 8 on ABC (WJBF-TV, Channel 6).

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

PC users drowning in information, executive says
WASHINGTON - Computer storage technology is getting so cheap a person could record every conversation of a lifetime and decades of photographs, but experts must improve search systems so users can make sense of such mind-boggling amounts of information, Microsoft's top research executive said Tuesday.

Like it or not, Bermudas return
COLUMBIA - Bermuda shorts: They're not just for elderly English gents anymore.

Low-temperature fire created without a spark
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Zhiyu Hu is using nanoscience - the study of the tiniest bits of matter - at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to spontaneously start and sustain some small, cool-burning fires.

Living briefs
A lot of spooky and kooky things have happened since last fall when the plane-crash survivors of Lost first started roaming across that mysterious tropical island. Diehard fans of the show, and neophytes, might appreciate this review episode, which will either clear up a few things or simply make your brain curl up into the fetal position. The show airs at 8 on ABC (WJBF-TV, Channel 6).

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Bringing home a souvenir

News you can use
The CSRA Parkinson's Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at St. John Towers' dining room, 724 Greene St.

Across the area
Four boys who beat and kicked a classmate in what officials said was a calculated assault at Morgan Road Middle School have been reassigned to Alternative School.

USC Aiken showcases Hubble photos

Officers involved in shooting return today
The Medical College of Georgia police officers placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a state prisoner who attempted to escape from MCG last week will return to duty today.

Across South Carolina

Officers involved in shooting return today

Kid of the Day

Jury hears opening statements
After former state Rep. Robin Williams helped a good friend get a job at an Augusta mental health center, he started getting chunks of cash from the center, both sides acknowledged Monday.

Police pull missing children from lake

Jackson promises to push for voter rights
ATLANTA - Georgia led the way nationally this year in making it harder for people to vote, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Monday while vowing to return this summer for a voting rights march through the streets of Atlanta.

Jury hears opening statements

Soldiers talk communication

Across Georgia

Green tree frog becomes official state amphibian

Across the area

Teen's future lies in limbo

I-20 crash in McDuffie County ties up traffic

UGA donors cut off support

Regent denies report of chancellor's ouster

Regent denies report of chancellor's ouster
ATLANTA - A report by an Atlanta newspaper that the state Board of Regents has decided to ask the University System of Georgia's chief official to resign was incorrect, board Chairman Joel Wooten said Monday.

Parents will vote on class concept

Parents will vote on class concept
Year-round school is out. Same-gender education is in.

Tank to get brass sign

News you can use
The CSRA Parkinson's Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at St. John Towers' dining room, 724 Greene St.

Witness says he was 'puppet'
After hearing several witnesses say that Campbell Peery's fingerprints were all over the case against former state Rep. Robin Williams and his co-defendants, a federal jury heard from Mr. Peery himself Tuesday.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested a pregnant Augusta woman on charges of child abuse, records show.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Missing payments may hurt schools
ATLANTA -- The money local school districts use to buy books, keep the lights on and pay teachers could be temporarily threatened if the districts don't send enough money to the state's health-care plan for their employees.

News you can use

Court upholds murder conviction of area man

Jackson promises to push for voter rights

Local media respond on race

Architecture experts delve deep into mansion's history

Across the area

Autopsies say two children drowned
The two small children found dead in a sanitation pond near their Warrenton, Ga., home drowned and had no bodily injuries, autopsies confirmed Tuesday.

Cox named coliseum authority chief

Local media respond on race
Nearly 50 Augustans attended an open forum Tuesday to listen and pose questions to members of local news media to learn how reporters and news directors affect relations in what some say is a city divided by race.

Tank to get brass sign
Augusta water customers will pay about $1,500 to commemorate city officials on a water tank next month.

Soldiers talk communication
Tuesday's conference was attended by members of the Conference of American Armies, by observer armies and by special invitees.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Green tree frog becomes official state amphibian
ATLANTA - The green tree frog officially hopped into Georgia law Tuesday, when Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a bill naming the tiny creature the state's official amphibian.

Police pull missing children from lake
WARRENTON - Authorities are working to pinpoint what caused the deaths of two missing children found floating in a sewage pond a few hundred yards from their home.

Teen's future lies in limbo
In Jennifer Birchill's mind, she is as American as apple pie. Her parents are American, her siblings are American and her boyfriend is preparing to serve the United States in the Iraq war.

Across South Carolina
ABBEVILLE - A day-care owner was indicted Monday in the death of a 4-month-old boy who authorities say overdosed on Benadryl.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Paine gets big names to speak
The dean of the civil rights movement and the founder of C-SPAN will help Paine College celebrate baccalaureate and commencement exercises this weekend.

Officers involved in shooting return today
The Medical College of Georgia police officers placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a state prisoner who attempted to escape from MCG last week will return to duty today.

Police pull missing children from lake
WARRENTON - Authorities are working to pinpoint what caused the deaths of two missing children found floating in a sewage pond a few hundred yards from their home.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested a pregnant Augusta woman on charges of child abuse, records show.

I-20 crash in McDuffie County ties up traffic
THOMSON, Ga. -- An accident early Monday morning on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County tied up rush-hour traffic in both directions for miles, authorities said.

Board OKs architect pay
Questions of whether the Columbia County school system still has an architect of record for its new administration building were resolved at a Tuesday school board meeting.

Witness says he was 'puppet'
After hearing several witnesses say that Campbell Peery's fingerprints were all over the case against former state Rep. Robin Williams and his co-defendants, a federal jury heard from Mr. Peery himself Tuesday.

Bringing home a souvenir
Glenn Rhodes, an auctioneer with South Augusta Auction Co., takes bids for school buses at the former Floyd Graham Elementary School in Hephzibah.

Autopsies say two children drowned
The two small children found dead in a sanitation pond near their Warrenton, Ga., home drowned and had no bodily injuries, autopsies confirmed Tuesday.

Burglary suspects are shot
AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that it will seek warrants for the arrest of two Trenton men in connection with a convenience store burglary Monday night.

News you can use
Today is Administrative Professionals Day - observed on Wednesday during the last full week in April, which is Administrative Professionals Week.

Cox named coliseum authority chief
The newly elected chairman of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority said Tuesday he hopes during his one-year term to end the constant squabbling that goes on among authority members at monthly meetings.

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Court upholds murder conviction of area man
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday to uphold the murder conviction of a Richmond County man who claimed he accidentally shot his victim three times.

Center moves on amid fraud trial

Center celebrates 8th anniversary
Officials celebrated Fort Discovery's eighth anniversary, unveiling a new sign Tuesday to point tourists and educators to the center.

Witness says he was 'puppet'

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE -- After finding millions of dollars worth of drugs packed into tortilla chip boxes, police say they believe the owner of Rio Foods Distribution was using his business as a cover for drug trafficking.

UGA donors cut off support
ATHENS, Ga. -- The fallout from last week's Board of Regents decision to sever ties with the University of Georgia Foundation is affecting the university's $500 million capital campaign.

Stopping for snack is downfall of suspect
KINGSLAND, Ga. -- A bank robbery suspect let his cravings for Krystals get the better of him Monday, and he was apprehended at the fast-food restaurant a few blocks away 15 minutes after the bank heist.

Carpenter, Shealy will remain on city council

Kid of the Day
Brittany Crafton is today's Kid of the Day.

Missing payments may hurt schools

Across South Carolina
ABBEVILLE - A day-care owner was indicted Monday in the death of a 4-month-old boy who authorities say overdosed on Benadryl.

Autopsies say two children drowned

Regent denies report of chancellor's ouster
ATLANTA - A report by an Atlanta newspaper that the state Board of Regents has decided to ask the University System of Georgia's chief official to resign was incorrect, board Chairman Joel Wooten said Monday.

Kid of the Day

Carpenter, Shealy will remain on city council
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Voters returned two incumbents to their city council seats Tuesday while the write-in campaign mounted by a third incumbent fell short, according to unofficial results.

Stopping for snack is downfall of suspect

Officials set date for work on roads
Less than three months. That's the revised timetable for widening Davis Road from Washington Road in Martinez to Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway in Augusta.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -- The NAACP settled a federal lawsuit against a rib restaurant accused of discriminating against black bikers during a Memorial Day weekend festival, the civil rights organization announced Tuesday.

Parents will vote on class concept
Year-round school is out. Same-gender education is in.

Missing payments may hurt schools
ATLANTA -- The money local school districts use to buy books, keep the lights on and pay teachers could be temporarily threatened if the districts don't send enough money to the state's health-care plan for their employees.

Architecture experts delve deep into mansion's history
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Many visitors to Orange Hall notice a glaring contradiction before they ever set foot on the property.

UGA donors cut off support
ATHENS, Ga. -- The fallout from last week's Board of Regents decision to sever ties with the University of Georgia Foundation is affecting the university's $500 million capital campaign.

Kid of the Day
Jamie JoAnn Beaver is today's Kid of the Day.

Across Georgia
GUYTON - The safe return of a missing 7-year-old autistic boy to his south Effingham County home last week is the latest success story of a rapid-response community notification program.

I-20 crash in McDuffie County ties up traffic
THOMSON, Ga. -- An accident early Monday morning on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County tied up rush-hour traffic in both directions for miles, authorities said.

Bringing home a souvenir
Glenn Rhodes, an auctioneer with South Augusta Auction Co., takes bids for school buses at the former Floyd Graham Elementary School in Hephzibah.

Jackson promises to push for voter rights
ATLANTA - Georgia led the way nationally this year in making it harder for people to vote, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Monday while vowing to return this summer for a voting rights march through the streets of Atlanta.

Cox named coliseum authority chief
The newly elected chairman of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority said Tuesday he hopes during his one-year term to end the constant squabbling that goes on among authority members at monthly meetings.

USC Aiken showcases Hubble photos
AIKEN - University of South Carolina Aiken officials celebrated the 15th birthday of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on Monday by unveiling two new images considered the largest and sharpest ever made by the Earth-orbiting observatory.

Local media respond on race
Nearly 50 Augustans attended an open forum Tuesday to listen and pose questions to members of local news media to learn how reporters and news directors affect relations in what some say is a city divided by race.

Across Georgia
GUYTON - The safe return of a missing 7-year-old autistic boy to his south Effingham County home last week is the latest success story of a rapid-response community notification program.

Court upholds murder conviction of area man
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday to uphold the murder conviction of a Richmond County man who claimed he accidentally shot his victim three times.

Kid of the Day
Jamie JoAnn Beaver is today's Kid of the Day.

USC Aiken showcases Hubble photos
AIKEN - University of South Carolina Aiken officials celebrated the 15th birthday of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on Monday by unveiling two new images considered the largest and sharpest ever made by the Earth-orbiting observatory.

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Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Brittany Crafton is today's Kid of the Day.

Tank to get brass sign
Augusta water customers will pay about $1,500 to commemorate city officials on a water tank next month.

Center moves on amid fraud trial
It was the difference between day and night. Hours after a former administrator of the Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia entered his second day of trial Tuesday in federal court, the center's board swore in three new members and talked about new beginnings.

Jury hears opening statements
After former state Rep. Robin Williams helped a good friend get a job at an Augusta mental health center, he started getting chunks of cash from the center, both sides acknowledged Monday.

Green tree frog becomes official state amphibian
ATLANTA - The green tree frog officially hopped into Georgia law Tuesday, when Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a bill naming the tiny creature the state's official amphibian.

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Comments from readers:

Teen's future lies in limbo
In Jennifer Birchill's mind, she is as American as apple pie. Her parents are American, her siblings are American and her boyfriend is preparing to serve the United States in the Iraq war.

Architecture experts delve deep into mansion's history
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Many visitors to Orange Hall notice a glaring contradiction before they ever set foot on the property.

Carpenter, Shealy will remain on city council
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Voters returned two incumbents to their city council seats Tuesday while the write-in campaign mounted by a third incumbent fell short, according to unofficial results.

Across the area
Four boys who beat and kicked a classmate in what officials said was a calculated assault at Morgan Road Middle School have been reassigned to Alternative School.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -- The NAACP settled a federal lawsuit against a rib restaurant accused of discriminating against black bikers during a Memorial Day weekend festival, the civil rights organization announced Tuesday.

Stopping for snack is downfall of suspect
KINGSLAND, Ga. -- A bank robbery suspect let his cravings for Krystals get the better of him Monday, and he was apprehended at the fast-food restaurant a few blocks away 15 minutes after the bank heist.

Center moves on amid fraud trial
It was the difference between day and night. Hours after a former administrator of the Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia entered his second day of trial Tuesday in federal court, the center's board swore in three new members and talked about new beginnings.

News you can use
Today is Administrative Professionals Day - observed on Wednesday during the last full week in April, which is Administrative Professionals Week.

Soldiers talk communication
Tuesday's conference was attended by members of the Conference of American Armies, by observer armies and by special invitees.

At the Movies: 'Ladies in Lavender'
Put Judi Dench and Maggie Smith together to read their grocery lists and you'd be halfway to a decent film.

At the Movies: 'Ladies in Lavender'
Put Judi Dench and Maggie Smith together to read their grocery lists and you'd be halfway to a decent film.

At the Movies: 'Ladies in Lavender'

Broadway's new cast recordings to be available soon

Broadway's new cast recordings to be available soon
NEW YORK - Not only has spring sprung, so have the cast recordings of several new Broadway - and off-Broadway - musicals that will be available in stores over the next several weeks.

Broadway's new cast recordings to be available soon
NEW YORK - Not only has spring sprung, so have the cast recordings of several new Broadway - and off-Broadway - musicals that will be available in stores over the next several weeks.

Pacers top Celtics

Yao and T-Mac lay claim as NBA's top combo
HOUSTON - From his promising days in high school to his disappointing nights in Orlando, Tracy McGrady tried to pattern his multifaceted game after childhood idol Magic Johnson.

Yao and T-Mac lay claim as NBA's top combo

Yao and T-Mac lay claim as NBA's top combo
HOUSTON - From his promising days in high school to his disappointing nights in Orlando, Tracy McGrady tried to pattern his multifaceted game after childhood idol Magic Johnson.

Pacers top Celtics
BOSTON - Reggie Miller still had a big shot left in his 39-year-old body.

Pacers top Celtics
BOSTON - Reggie Miller still had a big shot left in his 39-year-old body.

Former Vol Munoz decides to quit football

NFL heads to Capitol Hill with new drug policy

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Mr. Leonard Mathis    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Janice Arlene Gantt    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)
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Adrianna Campbell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Fredy Chandler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlotte Boardman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Lindsey Watson    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert K. Cavnor    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Nicole Payne    ( WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Roy Billy Knight    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mrs. Eleanor Garvey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Elizabeth Hudson    (ELBERTON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Ida Mae Robertson    (SPARTA, GA.)

Mr. William Coppage, II    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Myrtis Garrett    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Ira Wayne James    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Ms. Sandy Washburn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathern Benson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtis Garrett (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ida Mae Robertson (SPARTA, GA.)

Mrs. Sadie Robinson (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Jane Powell (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James Edward Marsh (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie Tanner (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Andy Rutherford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Huberta Perkins (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Jane Moss (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Fred E. Wells, Jr. (SUMTER, S.C.)

Mr. Otis "O.B" Turner (LAURELTON, NY)

Mrs. Ann B. Newman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Pete Kitchens (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Tom Whitlock (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Lindsey Watson (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Garvey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Allen Hollows (PENSACOLA, FL.)

Mr. Andy Mitchell Rutherford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Ann B. Newman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Adrianna Campbell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Garvey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Olive Dickinson (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Rev. Joe B. Harden (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillian Goldman (SIMPSONVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. William Coppage, II (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

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Mr. Blander Hull (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Hudson (ELBERTON, Ga.)

Miss Marrien Walker (ALTAMONTE, FL.)

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Mrs. Mary A. Lott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby McKevie (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Nicole Payne ( WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Mathis (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Doris C. Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Harry Deal Gill (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Thatcher Smith (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Otis "O.B" Turner (LAURELTON, NY)

Mrs. Annie Baldwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fredy Chandler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Jane Powell (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Sandra Fay Sikes (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Edward Marsh (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

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Soccer team comes to area

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Aquinas' sibling rivalries bolster soccer teams

Aquinas' sibling rivalries bolster soccer teams
High school and its athletic perils are typically hard enough without having your "mom" around all the time using words like "spiffy."

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Despite an autopsy completed Tuesday, authorities have been unable to determine why a 15-year-old died during spring football drills at Central Gwinnett High in Lawrenceville, Ga.

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Despite an autopsy completed Tuesday, authorities have been unable to determine why a 15-year-old died during spring football drills at Central Gwinnett High in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Overtime
Individual spring sports statistics are due every Tuesday at noon, no exceptions, for boys and girls soccer and baseball.

Overtime
Individual spring sports statistics are due every Tuesday at noon, no exceptions, for boys and girls soccer and baseball.

Aquinas' sibling rivalries bolster soccer teams
High school and its athletic perils are typically hard enough without having your "mom" around all the time using words like "spiffy."

Soccer team comes to area
Brad Usry laughs off his general manager title, but he's earned his stripes. Usry is responsible for bringing the latest in the long line of minor league-level sporting trends to Augusta: developmental soccer.

Soccer team comes to area
Brad Usry laughs off his general manager title, but he's earned his stripes. Usry is responsible for bringing the latest in the long line of minor league-level sporting trends to Augusta: developmental soccer.

Former Vol Munoz decides to quit football
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee offensive tackle Michael Munoz decided to quit football after he was not chosen in the NFL draft over the weekend, his father, NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz said Monday.

NFL heads to Capitol Hill with new drug policy
WASHINGTON - The NFL is tripling the number of offseason steroid tests each player can face, a policy change the league made public on the eve of a Wednesday hearing before congressmen who say they are already drafting legislation about drugs in sports.

Former Vol Munoz decides to quit football
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee offensive tackle Michael Munoz decided to quit football after he was not chosen in the NFL draft over the weekend, his father, NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz said Monday.

NFL heads to Capitol Hill with new drug policy
WASHINGTON - The NFL is tripling the number of offseason steroid tests each player can face, a policy change the league made public on the eve of a Wednesday hearing before congressmen who say they are already drafting legislation about drugs in sports.

LB Harrison follows Bell to Steelers
Arnold Harrison continues to follow in Kendrell Bell's footsteps.

ABC touts special report on 'American Idol'
LOS ANGELES - ABC's "Primetime Live" will air a special that the network said will "explore explosive claims about behind-the-scenes activities" at Fox's hit show "American Idol."

Branagh captures the 'Warm Springs' of FDR
LOS ANGELES - Kenneth Branagh knew that Franklin Delano Roosevelt had polio, but like most people, he was unaware of how he dealt with the disease - first trying to conquer the disability, then learning to live with it.

Report: 'Will & Grace' to return next season
LOS ANGELES - "Will & Grace" should be back for an eighth season. The Hollywood Reporter, citing unidentified sources, said Monday that NBC and the show's producers have reached a deal for the 2005-06 season.

Television ratings illustrate the sad state of comedies
NEW YORK - Viewers aren't doing much laughing these days - at least intentionally.

Branagh captures the 'Warm Springs' of FDR

'CBS Evening News' hits an low-water mark in the ratings
NEW YORK - While critics have praised changes made to the "CBS Evening News" since Bob Schieffer took over for Dan Rather last month, viewers clearly haven't been intrigued.

'CBS Evening News' hits an low-water mark in the ratings

Report: 'Will & Grace' to return next season

Television ratings illustrate the sad state of comedies

'CBS Evening News' hits an low-water mark in the ratings
NEW YORK - While critics have praised changes made to the "CBS Evening News" since Bob Schieffer took over for Dan Rather last month, viewers clearly haven't been intrigued.

Branagh captures the 'Warm Springs' of FDR
LOS ANGELES - Kenneth Branagh knew that Franklin Delano Roosevelt had polio, but like most people, he was unaware of how he dealt with the disease - first trying to conquer the disability, then learning to live with it.

Television ratings illustrate the sad state of comedies
NEW YORK - Viewers aren't doing much laughing these days - at least intentionally.

Report: 'Will & Grace' to return next season
LOS ANGELES - "Will & Grace" should be back for an eighth season. The Hollywood Reporter, citing unidentified sources, said Monday that NBC and the show's producers have reached a deal for the 2005-06 season.

Published photos show Pitt, Jolie strolling on a beach

People in the News

George Lopez has kidney transplant from wife

'Lennon' cancels Boston engagement

Travel agent testifies in Jackson trial

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McGee disputes claim by Spurrier
COLUMBIA -- There's been no resolution to South Carolina's NCAA problems, no matter what new Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier says, according to athletic director Mike McGee.

McGee disputes claim by Spurrier

McGee disputes claim by Spurrier
COLUMBIA -- There's been no resolution to South Carolina's NCAA problems, no matter what new Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier says, according to athletic director Mike McGee.

Part of area's history saved from the rough
A piece of Augusta 's golf history went the way of the wrecking ball earlier this month. Some of it will soon be rising from the ashes.

Part of area's history saved from the rough
A piece of Augusta 's golf history went the way of the wrecking ball earlier this month. Some of it will soon be rising from the ashes.

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ON DVD AND VHS: Jessica Biel joins Wesley Snipes to track down some blood-sucking vampires in the thriller Blade: Trinity, and Jim Carrey dons makeup and a bad attitude for the children's book adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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Question of the week
Q: Are summer study programs a good idea?

Picture Perfect
Xtreme is looking for pics from your prom. Send us your photos and we'll run them in Xtreme, but you'd better get doubles - we can't return them.

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My style
THE FACTS: Courtney Carpenter, 15, a sophomore at the Academy of Richmond County

Check, credit cards can help teach good spending behavior
Paper or plastic? That is the question. Credit cards seem to be the new cash for teens. They're convenient and carry a cachet of esteem, maturity and responsibility.

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ON DVD AND VHS: Jessica Biel joins Wesley Snipes to track down some blood-sucking vampires in the thriller Blade: Trinity, and Jim Carrey dons makeup and a bad attitude for the children's book adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Question of the week

Real world looms for soon-to-be graduates
As graduation nears, seniors everywhere are slowly becoming reluctant to leave the high schools to which they have now become so accustomed. Fears of stepping out into new territory are somehow overshadowing the pure joy of escaping the confining walls of high school.

Summer work can be cool experience in right setting

Check, credit cards can help teach good spending behavior
Paper or plastic? That is the question. Credit cards seem to be the new cash for teens. They're convenient and carry a cachet of esteem, maturity and responsibility.

Check, credit cards can help teach good spending behavior

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Real world looms for soon-to-be graduates
As graduation nears, seniors everywhere are slowly becoming reluctant to leave the high schools to which they have now become so accustomed. Fears of stepping out into new territory are somehow overshadowing the pure joy of escaping the confining walls of high school.

Summer work can be cool experience in right setting
Summer work is a must-do of teen life. Think about it: It's a short-term job with the potential to leave lasting memories and line the pockets.

Real world looms for soon-to-be graduates

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Girl must not waste time on an uninterested crush
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I've liked this guy for about a year, and I've been trying to do all these things so he'll notice me, like walk by him in the hall, try to talk to him, etc.

Girl must not waste time on an uninterested crush

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Girl must not waste time on an uninterested crush
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I've liked this guy for about a year, and I've been trying to do all these things so he'll notice me, like walk by him in the hall, try to talk to him, etc.

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