'Dark' presents some unforeseen challenges for cast
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre wants its patrons to use only the very edge of their seats.

Oldest living 'Wizard of Oz' munchkin writes memoir

Oldest living 'Wizard of Oz' munchkin writes memoir
NEW YORK - It's a simple proclamation that can bring you instantly back to the land of Oz: "As coroner, I must aver / I thoroughly examined her / And she's not only merely dead / She's really, most sincerely dead!"

'Dark' presents some unforeseen challenges for cast
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre wants its patrons to use only the very edge of their seats.

Oldest living 'Wizard of Oz' munchkin writes memoir
NEW YORK - It's a simple proclamation that can bring you instantly back to the land of Oz: "As coroner, I must aver / I thoroughly examined her / And she's not only merely dead / She's really, most sincerely dead!"

'Dark' presents some unforeseen challenges for cast

Silver Bluff softball in familiar spot for final
The Silver Bluff softball team can't help a feeling of been there, done that today. The Lady Bulldogs won state championships in 2002 and 2003 under coach Eric Hofstetter.

Mets top Phillies
NEW YORK - Jae Seo pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings, and streaking slugger Cliff Floyd homered and made an outstanding catch that saved two runs to lead the New York Mets past the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Wednesday night.

Griffey still feeling his way after surgery
CINCINNATI - Just the other day, Ken Griffey Jr. got an unsolicited hitting tip from his youngest child.

Mets top Phillies

Pacers on brink of postseason play

Scrapbook gets 1950s athlete into hall of fame

Players of the week
TIARA JOHNSONSilver Bluff softballYear: SeniorPosition: Third base

Concessions prices will drop

Scrapbook gets 1950s athlete into hall of fame
Scrapbooks. Every family has one. Some are filled with snapshots. Others with postcards. But their purpose is to record our memories and chronicle our lives for posterity.

Players of the week

Silver Bluff softball in familiar spot for final

Griffey still feeling his way after surgery

Griffey still feeling his way after surgery
CINCINNATI - Just the other day, Ken Griffey Jr. got an unsolicited hitting tip from his youngest child.

Pacers on brink of postseason play
AIKEN - The departure of two star players would cripple lesser teams.

Pacers on brink of postseason play
AIKEN - The departure of two star players would cripple lesser teams.

Concessions prices will drop
Good news, Augusta GreenJackets fans: Your rants, e-mails and phone calls should be answered soon.

Players of the week
TIARA JOHNSON Silver Bluff softball Year: Senior Position: Third base

Scrapbook gets 1950s athlete into hall of fame
Scrapbooks. Every family has one. Some are filled with snapshots. Others with postcards. But their purpose is to record our memories and chronicle our lives for posterity.

Mets top Phillies
NEW YORK - Jae Seo pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings, and streaking slugger Cliff Floyd homered and made an outstanding catch that saved two runs to lead the New York Mets past the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Wednesday night.

Concessions prices will drop
Good news, Augusta GreenJackets fans: Your rants, e-mails and phone calls should be answered soon.

Silver Bluff softball in familiar spot for final
The Silver Bluff softball team can't help a feeling of been there, done that today. The Lady Bulldogs won state championships in 2002 and 2003 under coach Eric Hofstetter.

Going sockless can free you - even from the truth

Resume for police dispatcher job leads to arrest
AMHERST, Ohio - It wasn't Laurie Ralston's resume that got the attention of police. It was her record.

Truck carrying yearbooks plunges into waterway
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - At first, students at Sandalwood High School thought someone was playing a cruel hoax, then they learned the truth: All 700 of the school's yearbooks were ruined when a truck carrying them went off a bridge.

Odds and Ends
WATERTOWN, N.Y. - Something doesn't smell right to the Car-Freshner Corp., and now it's suing to clear the air.

Odds and Ends
MINNEAPOLIS - Apostrophe boosters were in mourning at the University of Minnesota after it was decided to name a fancy new walkway the Scholars Walk, not the Scholar's Walk.

Odds and Ends
WATERTOWN, N.Y. - Something doesn't smell right to the Car-Freshner Corp., and now it's suing to clear the air.

Rock paper scissors ends art auction dispute
NEW YORK - Winning a playground game of rock paper scissors has paid off handsomely for the august auction house Christie's.

Truck carrying yearbooks plunges into waterway
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - At first, students at Sandalwood High School thought someone was playing a cruel hoax, then they learned the truth: All 700 of the school's yearbooks were ruined when a truck carrying them went off a bridge.

Britney Spears' alleged home pregnancy test sold
NEW YORK - Online casino Golden Palace has spilled $5,001 for Britney Spears' alleged home pregnancy test.

Rock paper scissors ends art auction dispute
NEW YORK - Winning a playground game of rock paper scissors has paid off handsomely for the august auction house Christie's.

Britney Spears' alleged home pregnancy test sold
NEW YORK - Online casino Golden Palace has spilled $5,001 for Britney Spears' alleged home pregnancy test.

Odds and Ends
MINNEAPOLIS - Apostrophe boosters were in mourning at the University of Minnesota after it was decided to name a fancy new walkway the Scholars Walk, not the Scholar's Walk.

Resume for police dispatcher job leads to arrest
AMHERST, Ohio - It wasn't Laurie Ralston's resume that got the attention of police. It was her record.

Jones' return boosts Braves

Kolb isn't worried about fans
ATLANTA - Dan Kolb claims not to have noticed the boos or catcalls directed at him in his first season with the Atlanta Braves.

Kolb isn't worried about fans
ATLANTA - Dan Kolb claims not to have noticed the boos or catcalls directed at him in his first season with the Atlanta Braves.

Hudson's work draws raves, cheers
ATLANTA - Standing ovations tend to be rare and understated at Turner Field.

Braves defeat Marlins

Jones' return boosts Braves
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones couldn't take sitting any longer. Despite still feeling pain from a bone bruise in his left foot, the Atlanta Braves' third baseman made his first start in 10 days Wednesday.

Braves's Thomson, LaRoche rock Astros
ATLANTA - John Thomson pitched a three-hitter, and Adam LaRoche had a career-high four RBI as the Atlanta Braves cruised past the slumping Houston Astros, 9-3 on Thursday night.

Hudson's work draws raves, cheers

Braves defeat Marlins
ATLANTA - When Tim Hudson took the mound in the top of the first inning, he didn't even realize Chipper Jones was back at third base.

Hudson's work draws raves, cheers
ATLANTA - Standing ovations tend to be rare and understated at Turner Field.

Braves defeat Marlins
ATLANTA - When Tim Hudson took the mound in the top of the first inning, he didn't even realize Chipper Jones was back at third base.

Jones' return boosts Braves
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones couldn't take sitting any longer. Despite still feeling pain from a bone bruise in his left foot, the Atlanta Braves' third baseman made his first start in 10 days Wednesday.

Kolb isn't worried about fans

First Citizens acquires People's

Survey: Economy is expanding slowly
NEW YORK - The service portion of the U.S. economy expanded for the 25th straight month in April, but at a slower pace than in March, a private research organization said Wednesday.

Oil prices rise above $50 a barrel in spite of growing U.S. supply
Oil prices climbed above $50 a barrel Wednesday despite rising U.S. inventories of crude oil and gasoline, a counterintuitive market response that analysts chalked up to technical trading and speculation about future supply tightness.

Ad sales bouncing back at Martha Stewart Living
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. Chief Executive Susan Lyne said the company is seeing a strong rebound in advertising at its flagship magazine, Martha Stewart Living.

Business briefs
New York - consumers overcame some of their reluctance to shop in april, giving the nation's retailers sales that modestly beat expectations. results again varied widely among merchants, reflecting shoppers' uncertainty about the economy and struggles with higher gasoline prices.

Northwest replaces Bud Light for its flights
ST. LOUIS - Northwest Airlines Corp. has tapped Miller Lite, the nation's No. 2 light beer, to replace top-selling Bud Light on all of its flights worldwide.

Bi-Lo closures described as strategy to rebuild grocery firm

Prosecution sanctioned over remarks in Scrushy trial
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A red-faced judge halted prosecutors' questioning of a key defense witness at the fraud trial of former HealthSouth Corp. CEO Richard Scrushy on Thursday after a government lawyer repeatedly mentioned the Enron fraud before jurors.

Investor proposes to buy 5 percent of GM stock
DETROIT - Investors in troubled General Motors Corp. were betting Wednesday that 87-year-old billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's surprise proposal to acquire a large stake in the company could be a catalyst for better times at the world's largest automaker.

Investors curious whether GM rally sustainable
DETROIT - Will it be just a one-day wonder for General Motors Corp. shares?

Northwest replaces Bud Light for its flights
ST. LOUIS - Northwest Airlines Corp. has tapped Miller Lite, the nation's No. 2 light beer, to replace top-selling Bud Light on all of its flights worldwide.

First Citizens acquires People's
The Aiken-based People's Community Capital Corp. has been purchased by Columbia-based First Citizens Bank and Trust Co. Inc.

Airbus picks 4 site finalists
WASHINGTON - The parent company of European aircraft maker Airbus selected four Southern states Thursday as finalists for a $600 million factory to build refueling tankers for the U.S. military.

Retailers report mixed sales results for April
NEW YORK - Consumers overcame some of their reluctance to shop in April, giving the nation's retailers sales that modestly beat expectations. Results again varied widely among merchants, reflecting shoppers' uncertainty about the economy and their struggles with higher gasoline prices.

Hardware retailer hopes to deliver on service at branch

Productivity rises by solid 2.6 percent
WASHINGTON - Productivity, a key factor needed to boost living standards, rose at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the first three months of the year. It was the best showing in nine months but still below the huge gains of recent years.

Bi-Lo closures described as strategy to rebuild grocery firm
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The parent company of Bi-Lo groceries says it plans to sell or close 116 stores throughout the Southeast - and bolster services in South Carolina - as part of a long-range strategy to improve operations.

Prosecution sanctioned over remarks in Scrushy trial

First Citizens acquires People's
The Aiken-based People's Community Capital Corp. has been purchased by Columbia-based First Citizens Bank and Trust Co. Inc.

Investors curious whether GM rally sustainable

Oil prices rise above $50 a barrel in spite of growing U.S. supply
Oil prices climbed above $50 a barrel Wednesday despite rising U.S. inventories of crude oil and gasoline, a counterintuitive market response that analysts chalked up to technical trading and speculation about future supply tightness.

Presley marketer tells how to promote image

Hardware retailer hopes to deliver on service at branch
A family-owned hardware store will soon be rubbing shoulders with the national chains and big-box retailers that are sprouting up along Washington Road in Evans.

S&P cuts GM, Ford credit ratings to 'junk'

Ad sales bouncing back at Martha Stewart Living
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. Chief Executive Susan Lyne said the company is seeing a strong rebound in advertising at its flagship magazine, Martha Stewart Living.

Retailers report mixed sales results for April

Panel questions Vioxx sales tactics
WASHINGTON - Merck & Co. is holding discussions with federal health officials about bringing its painkiller Vioxx back to the market, officials revealed Thursday, as lawmakers released new details of the extraordinary measures the company's salespeople took to divert doctors' attention from safety questions.

Airbus picks 4 site finalists

Presley marketer tells how to promote image
Scott Williams knows what taking care of business is all about. Be it Web cams at Graceland, Elvis-for-a-day sweepstakes or marketing the latest Elvis-emblazoned TV Guide, Mr. Williams is on it.

Panel questions Vioxx sales tactics

Clemson sees future link to SRS

Ad sales bouncing back at Martha Stewart Living

Oil prices rise above $50 a barrel in spite of growing U.S. supply

Business briefs

Investor proposes to buy 5 percent of GM stock

Productivity rises by solid 2.6 percent

Investor proposes to buy 5 percent of GM stock
DETROIT - Investors in troubled General Motors Corp. were betting Wednesday that 87-year-old billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's surprise proposal to acquire a large stake in the company could be a catalyst for better times at the world's largest automaker.

Northwest replaces Bud Light for its flights

Clemson sees future link to SRS
Clemson University President James F. Barker said Wednesday that Savannah River Site will likely play a major role in helping the school's International Center for Automotive Research develop hydrogen vehicle technology.

Presley marketer tells how to promote image
Scott Williams knows what taking care of business is all about. Be it Web cams at Graceland, Elvis-for-a-day sweepstakes or marketing the latest Elvis-emblazoned TV Guide, Mr. Williams is on it.

Hardware retailer hopes to deliver on service at branch
A family-owned hardware store will soon be rubbing shoulders with the national chains and big-box retailers that are sprouting up along Washington Road in Evans.

Productivity rises by solid 2.6 percent
WASHINGTON - Productivity, a key factor needed to boost living standards, rose at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the first three months of the year. It was the best showing in nine months but still below the huge gains of recent years.

Bi-Lo closures described as strategy to rebuild grocery firm
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The parent company of Bi-Lo groceries says it plans to sell or close 116 stores throughout the Southeast - and bolster services in South Carolina - as part of a long-range strategy to improve operations.

Retailers report mixed sales results for April
NEW YORK - Consumers overcame some of their reluctance to shop in April, giving the nation's retailers sales that modestly beat expectations. Results again varied widely among merchants, reflecting shoppers' uncertainty about the economy and their struggles with higher gasoline prices.

Government might sell 30-year Treasury bonds again
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration announced Wednesday that it is considering bringing back the 30-year bond to provide financing for the government in an era of record budget deficits.

S&P cuts GM, Ford credit ratings to 'junk'
DETROIT - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services cut its corporate credit ratings to junk status for both General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., a significant blow that will increase borrowing costs and limit fund-raising options for the nation's two biggest automakers.

Clemson sees future link to SRS
Clemson University President James F. Barker said Wednesday that Savannah River Site will likely play a major role in helping the school's International Center for Automotive Research develop hydrogen vehicle technology.

Investors curious whether GM rally sustainable
DETROIT - Will it be just a one-day wonder for General Motors Corp. shares?

Business briefs
New York - consumers overcame some of their reluctance to shop in april, giving the nation's retailers sales that modestly beat expectations. results again varied widely among merchants, reflecting shoppers' uncertainty about the economy and struggles with higher gasoline prices.

Prosecution sanctioned over remarks in Scrushy trial
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A red-faced judge halted prosecutors' questioning of a key defense witness at the fraud trial of former HealthSouth Corp. CEO Richard Scrushy on Thursday after a government lawyer repeatedly mentioned the Enron fraud before jurors.

Airbus picks 4 site finalists
WASHINGTON - The parent company of European aircraft maker Airbus selected four Southern states Thursday as finalists for a $600 million factory to build refueling tankers for the U.S. military.

Panel questions Vioxx sales tactics
WASHINGTON - Merck & Co. is holding discussions with federal health officials about bringing its painkiller Vioxx back to the market, officials revealed Thursday, as lawmakers released new details of the extraordinary measures the company's salespeople took to divert doctors' attention from safety questions.

S&P cuts GM, Ford credit ratings to 'junk'
DETROIT - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services cut its corporate credit ratings to junk status for both General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., a significant blow that will increase borrowing costs and limit fund-raising options for the nation's two biggest automakers.

Clemson's McKinney retains assistant
CLEMSON, S.C. - Former Clemson standout Itoro Coleman was retained as an assistant by new coach Christy McKinney.

'Godfather' embraced
For decades, Augusta has wrestled with a love-hate relationship with native son and rock-'n'-roll superstar James Brown.

Still fighting to pray
Our forebears battled the elements to journey thousands of miles across the seas in primitive ships to get to this great land to, among other things, practice their religion without being hassled by state authorities.

Terrorists aren't winning
Bad news generally drives out good news, and there's been quite a bit of bad news coming out of Iraq recently.

Terrorists aren't winning
Bad news generally drives out good news, and there's been quite a bit of bad news coming out of Iraq recently.

'Godfather' embraced
For decades, Augusta has wrestled with a love-hate relationship with native son and rock-'n'-roll superstar James Brown.

Curbing illegals
Eleven states now grant driver's licenses to noncitizens who do not have visas. Next to getting a Social Security number, a driver's license is the best ticket an illegal immigrant - or terrorist - can have to gain phony residency or citizenship to move freely about the country.

Curbing illegals
Eleven states now grant driver's licenses to noncitizens who do not have visas. Next to getting a Social Security number, a driver's license is the best ticket an illegal immigrant - or terrorist - can have to gain phony residency or citizenship to move freely about the country.

'Godfather' embraced

Curbing illegals

Another activist judge?
Idol worship can be a very messy business. Absolutely no one was covered with glory when Fox TV's hit American Idol talent show was hit with a potential scandal this week, with former contestant Corey Clark alleging that judge Paula Abdul secretly coached and romanced him during the show's 2003 season.

Terrorists aren't winning

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.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 - Who are the young stars of film, TV and music?

People in the News
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Polk County Attorney's Office has dropped charges against actor Jason Cook because police didn't notarize a ticket filed against him.

The Liquid Life
COYOTEs ADDRESS: 2512 Peach Orchard Road DRINK SPECIALS: Wednesday, Drink & Drown, $10, unlimited draft beer and well drinks; Thursday: Ladies Night, women drink free with $5 cover; also available are $3.50 pitchers of beer and $3.50 Jager bombs

Horrors! Paris Hilton burns to be an actor
NEW YORK - For someone with a wilder-than-wild party girl history and a faker-than-fake reality TV show, Paris Hilton is surprisingly real.

Concert calendar
THE COMING WEEK THE BLACK CROWES: Today-Sunday, Tabernacle, Atlanta

Augusta embraces performer for his achievements
After nearly two years of delays and debates, the statue of Augusta's own James Brown will be unveiled Friday in its permanent Broad Street home, three days after his 72nd birthday (Happy birthday, Mr. Brown). For many, this honor represents a tribute too long in coming, a final and finite gesture that acknowledges the legendary singer and his accomplishments.

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.

Jackson defense opens case, loses bid for acquittal
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson's lawyers opened their case Thursday in his molestation and conspiracy trial, calling a young man who grew up knowing the pop star and denied a prosecution witness's claim that he took a shower with the singer.

Galleries 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.

Jackson defense opens case, loses bid for acquittal
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson's lawyers opened their case Thursday in his molestation and conspiracy trial, calling a young man who grew up knowing the pop star and denied a prosecution witness's claim that he took a shower with the singer.

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

Galleries 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.

Hardworking Brown sees much more to do
At 73 years old, the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business still believes there's work to be done.

Augusta embraces performer for his achievements
After nearly two years of delays and debates, the statue of Augusta's own James Brown will be unveiled Friday in its permanent Broad Street home, three days after his 72nd birthday (Happy birthday, Mr. Brown). For many, this honor represents a tribute too long in coming, a final and finite gesture that acknowledges the legendary singer and his accomplishments.

Augusta embraces performer for his achievements
After nearly two years of delays and debates, the statue of Augusta's own James Brown will be unveiled Friday in its permanent Broad Street home, three days after his 72nd birthday (Happy birthday, Mr. Brown). For many, this honor represents a tribute too long in coming, a final and finite gesture that acknowledges the legendary singer and his accomplishments.

Hardworking Brown sees much more to do
At 73 years old, the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business still believes there's work to be done.

Drama aside, Brown's statue gets its place
James Brown's biggest birthday present this year might be a few days late but well worth the wait.

ABC airs its 'Fallen Idol' investigation
NEW YORK - The "American Idol" contestant who said he had an affair with judge Paula Abdul detailed late-night phone calls, clandestine kisses and her pleas to keep things secret in an ABC News special Wednesday.

People in the News
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Polk County Attorney's Office has dropped charges against actor Jason Cook because police didn't notarize a ticket filed against him.

Clunky, complicated controls take fun out of 'NARC'
If you have decent medical insurance, $20 will pay for a trip to the doctor, which is bound to be more fun than NARC (Midway).

ABC airs its 'Fallen Idol' investigation
NEW YORK - The "American Idol" contestant who said he had an affair with judge Paula Abdul detailed late-night phone calls, clandestine kisses and her pleas to keep things secret in an ABC News special Wednesday.

Horrors! Paris Hilton burns to be an actor
NEW YORK - For someone with a wilder-than-wild party girl history and a faker-than-fake reality TV show, Paris Hilton is surprisingly real.

Augusta embraces performer for his achievements
After nearly two years of delays and debates, the statue of Augusta's own James Brown will be unveiled Friday in its permanent Broad Street home, three days after his 72nd birthday (Happy birthday, Mr. Brown). For many, this honor represents a tribute too long in coming, a final and finite gesture that acknowledges the legendary singer and his accomplishments.

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.

Clunky, complicated controls take fun out of 'NARC'
If you have decent medical insurance, $20 will pay for a trip to the doctor, which is bound to be more fun than NARC (Midway).

People in the News
NEW YORK - Who are the young stars of film, TV and music?

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.

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.

Bill would insure retirement accounts up to $260,000
WASHINGTON - The $100,000 ceiling on federal bank deposit insurance would rise to $130,000, and double that amount for retirement accounts, under a bill debated Wednesday in the House.

Bill would insure retirement accounts up to $260,000

Bill would insure retirement accounts up to $260,000
WASHINGTON - The $100,000 ceiling on federal bank deposit insurance would rise to $130,000, and double that amount for retirement accounts, under a bill debated Wednesday in the House.

Hybrids and stripers go to school early

Hybrids and stripers go to school early
Hybrids and stripers are schooling during the early morning in Thurmond Lake's Bass Alley cove and during the late afternoon in Parksville cove.

Hybrids and stripers go to school early
Hybrids and stripers are schooling during the early morning in Thurmond Lake's Bass Alley cove and during the late afternoon in Parksville cove.

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. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

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. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Return of Harvest Table has new hours, service

Relax with Mediterranean chicken recipe
Picturing life in the south of France can conjure images of sunshine, relaxation, casual evenings and good times around the table. Quite the opposite of the stress-filled, hustle-and-bustle life Americans can't seem to let go of.

Relax with Mediterranean chicken recipe
Picturing life in the south of France can conjure images of sunshine, relaxation, casual evenings and good times around the table. Quite the opposite of the stress-filled, hustle-and-bustle life Americans can't seem to let go of.

Return of Harvest Table has new hours, service
Harvest Table Buffet is reopening its outlet on Washington Road.Harvest Table Buffet is reopening its outlet on Washington Road.

What's for Lunch: The Rib Shak
THE RIB SHAK ADDRESS: 809 Laney-Walker Blvd.

What's for Lunch: The Rib Shak

What's for Lunch: The Rib Shak
THE RIB SHAKADDRESS: 809 Laney-Walker Blvd.

Return of Harvest Table has new hours, service
Harvest Table Buffet is reopening its outlet on Washington Road.Harvest Table Buffet is reopening its outlet on Washington Road.

Relax with Mediterranean chicken recipe

How to pick the best grass for your yard
I'm often asked, "What is the best grass to plant in my yard?" My standard answer is, "There are many factors involved, and they all have their pros and cons. There is no perfect grass, because if there were, we would all have the same thing!"

Some uncommon fruit plants offer flavor and beauty

Some uncommon fruit plants offer flavor and beauty
Are you looking forward to this season's harvest of Nanking cherries, gumis, maypops, and saskatoons? You would be, if you had planted these uncommon fruits.

How to pick the best grass for your yard
I'm often asked, "What is the best grass to plant in my yard?" My standard answer is, "There are many factors involved, and they all have their pros and cons. There is no perfect grass, because if there were, we would all have the same thing!"

How to pick the best grass for your yard

Some uncommon fruit plants offer flavor and beauty
Are you looking forward to this season's harvest of Nanking cherries, gumis, maypops, and saskatoons? You would be, if you had planted these uncommon fruits.

Jack surprises coach with stay-or-go debate
ATLANTA - Jarrett Jack wanted to talk. Paul Hewitt knew the topic. And he thought he knew what Jack would say.

Forget history, Sorenstam now chasing cut
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Forget making history. Annika Sorenstam has some work to do just to make the weekend.

Forget history, Sorenstam now chasing cut

Garcia finishes in style for two-shot lead

Forget history, Sorenstam now chasing cut
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Forget making history. Annika Sorenstam has some work to do just to make the weekend.

Garcia finishes in style for two-shot lead
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sergio Garcia hardly missed a shot in his round of 6-under 66, took a two-shot lead Thursday in the Wachovia Championship and was mildly disgusted.

Garcia finishes in style for two-shot lead
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sergio Garcia hardly missed a shot in his round of 6-under 66, took a two-shot lead Thursday in the Wachovia Championship and was mildly disgusted.

Hockey negotiations ends after 3-hour meeting
The NHL and the players' association met for just over three hours Thursday in the first round of labor negotiations in two weeks.

Hockey negotiations ends after 3-hour meeting
The NHL and the players' association met for just over three hours Thursday in the first round of labor negotiations in two weeks.

Hockey negotiations ends after 3-hour meeting

Going sockless can free you - even from the truth
This afternoon there will be a meeting in the South and North ends of the church. Children will be baptized at both ends.

Going sockless can free you - even from the truth
This afternoon there will be a meeting in the South and North ends of the church. Children will be baptized at both ends.

Williams convicted on fraud charges
Former Georgia Rep. Robin Williams was convicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Augusta on all charges of conspiring with four others to defraud an Augusta mental health center of more than $2 million.

Augusta honors 'Godfather of Soul' with statue
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Showing he ain't too hip for the east Georgia town he calls home, entertainer James Brown was downtown Friday for the unveiling of a life-size bronze statue of the singer.

District attorney speaks at National Day of Prayer service
District Attorney Danny Craig confessed that he was apprehensive about speaking to the National Day of Prayer gathering at Curtis Baptist Church Thursday after he found out that it was a $25-a-plate breakfast.

Crash hospitalizes highway worker
A South Carolina Department of Transportation employee was airlifted to Medical College of Georgia Hospital this morning after a wreck left him pinned between two vehicles along Furys Ferry Road just across the South Carolina line.

GOP is hoodwinking the Christian right

Possibility of draft is chilling

Runaway bride editorial misfired
Your editorial about the bride who fled before her wedding ("Dearly bamboozled ...," May 3) misses the mark completely. Should Jennifer Wilbanks be held accountable? Yes, but only for any crime she might have committed. And, as it appears to most legal analysts, the only crime she committed would be falsely reporting a crime. If she indeed did falsely report a crime, she should, as you say, face the music. Greg Capers, Martinez

Possibility of draft is chilling
Uncle Sam wants your child. I received a phone call from Princeton, N.J., last week. The woman gave me her name, then said, "I am calling from the Department of Defense and we are doing a survey. Stephanie Wilson, Evans

Be wary of SPLOST proposal

Start real Social Security reform

Don't turn up your noses at science
Science has recently lost two of its greatest minds - Ernst Mayr and Hans Bethe. Jason Goodman, Belvedere, S.C.

Start real Social Security reform
America's greatest president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed the Social Security Act in 1935. In the past 70 years, Social Security provided life-saving benefits to widows, orphans, retirees and the disabled, including many in my family.Anne Cook, Augusta

Start real Social Security reform
America's greatest president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed the Social Security Act in 1935. In the past 70 years, Social Security provided life-saving benefits to widows, orphans, retirees and the disabled, including many in my family. Anne Cook, Augusta

Possibility of draft is chilling
Uncle Sam wants your child. I received a phone call from Princeton, N.J., last week. The woman gave me her name, then said, "I am calling from the Department of Defense and we are doing a survey. Stephanie Wilson, Evans

Historic Augusta tour will demonstrate downtown's rich potential

Historic Augusta tour will demonstrate downtown's rich potential
This weekend, May 6 and 7, affords Augustans a new and different opportunity to see what's going on in our up and coming downtown area - the chance to see what is happening above the store fronts.

Historic Augusta tour will demonstrate downtown's rich potential
This weekend, May 6 and 7, affords Augustans a new and different opportunity to see what's going on in our up and coming downtown area - the chance to see what is happening above the store fronts.

GOP is hoodwinking the Christian right
Once again, the Republican Party is playing social conservatives for suckers.Charles Heywood, Martinez

GOP is hoodwinking the Christian right
Once again, the Republican Party is playing social conservatives for suckers.Charles Heywood, Martinez

Be wary of SPLOST proposal
I just read Andy Cheek`s opinion about SPLOST ("Support bond issues, SPLOST votes for Augusta's future," May 1), and I would like to know how he has the right to say anything about the Citizens Committee. Cecil Long, Hephzibah

Be wary of SPLOST proposal
I just read Andy Cheek`s opinion about SPLOST ("Support bond issues, SPLOST votes for Augusta's future," May 1), and I would like to know how he has the right to say anything about the Citizens Committee. Cecil Long, Hephzibah

New computers make grocery carts smarter

Do you have the essential tools for your home?

Dozens got dangerous bacteria from 'pocket pets'

Dinosaur shows transition from carnivore to vegetarian

FDA advises against allowing sperm donation from gay men

Mercedes-Benz M-Class gets serious

Living briefs

Most tires require air, not nitrogen

FDA advises against allowing sperm donation from gay men
NEW YORK - To the dismay of gay-rights activists, the Food and Drug Administration is about to implement new rules recommending that any man who has engaged in homosexual sex in the previous five years be barred from serving as an anonymous sperm donor.

Most tires require air, not nitrogen
Q: I recently had to buy two tires for my 2000 Toyota Avalon. I bought them at a Costco in Southern California, and they were filled with nitrogen. Could you please explain the pros and cons of this practice and what to do if you get a flat? - Cliff Kendall, San Jose, Calif.

Dozens got dangerous bacteria from 'pocket pets'
Furry "pocket pets" like hamsters, mice and rats have sickened up to 30 people in at least 10 states with dangerous multidrug-resistant bacteria, health officials are warning.

New computers make grocery carts smarter
Supermarkets are trying out new computers that make grocery carts more intelligent. They won't take over your trip to the store, as HAL took over the mission in "2001: A Space Odyssey." But they will help shoppers find lemon cake mix or light bulbs, let them order ahead to avoid the deli line and keep a running tally of the bill.

Mercedes-Benz M-Class gets serious
Mercedes-Benz, whose sport utility sales declined last year, looks to get back on track with a new, second-generation M-Class.

Dinosaur shows transition from carnivore to vegetarian
Scientists have caught a dinosaur in the act of evolving from meat-eater to vegetarian.

Do you have the essential tools for your home?
Hammer? Check. Screwdriver? Check. Middleweight 12-volt cordless drill with two battery packs and one-hour charger? Ummmm ...

New computers make grocery carts smarter
Supermarkets are trying out new computers that make grocery carts more intelligent. They won't take over your trip to the store, as HAL took over the mission in "2001: A Space Odyssey." But they will help shoppers find lemon cake mix or light bulbs, let them order ahead to avoid the deli line and keep a running tally of the bill.

Do you have the essential tools for your home?
Hammer? Check. Screwdriver? Check. Middleweight 12-volt cordless drill with two battery packs and one-hour charger? Ummmm ...

Mercedes-Benz M-Class gets serious
Mercedes-Benz, whose sport utility sales declined last year, looks to get back on track with a new, second-generation M-Class.

Most tires require air, not nitrogen
Q: I recently had to buy two tires for my 2000 Toyota Avalon. I bought them at a Costco in Southern California, and they were filled with nitrogen. Could you please explain the pros and cons of this practice and what to do if you get a flat? - Cliff Kendall, San Jose, Calif.

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:

See old, new on home tour
A blend of old and new will highlight the Warren County (Ga.) Spring Tour of Homes.

Dozens got dangerous bacteria from 'pocket pets'
Furry "pocket pets" like hamsters, mice and rats have sickened up to 30 people in at least 10 states with dangerous multidrug-resistant bacteria, health officials are warning.

Even used, some hybrids selling above sticker price
LOS ANGELES - Sheila Catoira wanted a fuel-efficient Toyota Prius hybrid so badly, she found a used model online and paid $1,000 more than the car would have cost new.

FDA advises against allowing sperm donation from gay men
NEW YORK - To the dismay of gay-rights activists, the Food and Drug Administration is about to implement new rules recommending that any man who has engaged in homosexual sex in the previous five years be barred from serving as an anonymous sperm donor.

Dinosaur shows transition from carnivore to vegetarian
Scientists have caught a dinosaur in the act of evolving from meat-eater to vegetarian.

Coaching candidates will visit next week
The Augusta Lynx should have a new coach in place within the next two weeks.

Concert to benefit music program
Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and entertainer Russell Joel Brown will perform with a partly pint-sized orchestra this weekend.

Meth labs are risk to child advocates

Cruise-in gets restaurant revved up for enthusiasts

School readies for 'Little' spring show
Every January, Judith Simon Butler, the artistic director and drama instructor at the Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts School, begins the challenge of directing more than 100 of the school's pupils for the spring play.

Bride: 'I cannot fully explain what happened'
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks apologized Thursday for disappearing just before her wedding day, and insisted cryptically that her flight was prompted not by cold feet, but by "a host of compelling issues, which seemed out of control."

Boys, Girls Club members have medical graduation
Wearing a white lab coat and a gold medal, 15-year-old Rico Brandon stood at the lectern during the Junior Medical League graduation ceremony in the Hamilton Wing at the Medical College of Georgia and announced that he wanted to be a surgical technician.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Peace, quiet draw new homeowners to Sanderling
Yvonne Stewart stands on the front lawn of her Sanderling subdivision home in south Augusta and admires the yardwork and decorations she spent two days arranging.

Kid of the Day

Play has actors eagerly awaiting their performance
Frederick Knott's Wait Until Dark is the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre's latest production.

Bride: 'I cannot fully explain what happened'

Golf tournament will support Army relief fund
Raising at least $10,000 to support Army Emergency Relief shouldn't be any problem, said the organizers of a golf tournament to benefit the relief fund.

Aiken hospital shows off new intensive care rooms
AIKEN - Aiken Regional Medical Centers unveiled a spacious and high-tech intensive care unit Thursday, among the last improvements included in the hospital's multimillion-dollar face lift.

Cruise-in gets restaurant revved up for enthusiasts
As Dennis Kotz and Dennis Hall, otherwise known as the Double D's, played their guitars and crooned an array of oldies from the 1970s, car lovers mingled inside and outside the SNO-CAP Drive-In on West Avenue in North Augusta.

Augusta honors 'Godfather of Soul' with statue
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Showing he ain't too hip for the east Georgia town he calls home, entertainer James Brown was downtown Friday for the unveiling of a life-size bronze statue of the singer.

BRAC list may surface sooner
Expect to know Fort Gordon's fate sooner rather than later.

Golf tournament will support Army relief fund

Airport director's review due
Just as it is for area schoolchildren, report card time is creeping ever closer for the director of the Augusta Regional Airport.

Play has actors eagerly awaiting their performance

Jewish community invites area to recall catastrophe
By remembering the tragic events of the Holocaust and those who perished in it more than 60 years ago, Augusta's Jewish community hopes to prevent others from suffering a similar fate.

Across South Carolina

Children scout out fun day at camp
There's a reason the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have Braille editions of their handbooks.

Children will perform one-act plays
What happens when middle school pupils tries to produce a play written by one of their peers?

Williams case goes to jurors
Both sides basically agreed on the evidence presented in the federal trial of former state Rep. Robin Williams and four others. But where one side saw crimes, the other saw proof of innocence Wednesday.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Meth labs are risk to child advocates
AIKEN - Gas cans with hoses. Shredded lithium batteries. Mason jars filled with thousands of cold tablets. They are a few telltale signs of clandestine methamphetamine labs.

Police respond to false alarm
Police responded to a reported armed robbery at a Grovetown grocery store Thursday morning only to find that there had been no robbery, or even a gun - only a customer with a comb.Police responded to a reported armed robbery at a Grovetown grocery store Thursday morning only to find that there had been no robbery, or even a gun - only a customer with a comb.

Marshals issue reward for help catching Stanko
The U.S. Marshal's Service has made a payment in connection with the Augusta capture of fugitive Stephen Stanko, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Pupils celebrate Mexican holiday
Holding on to the bottom edge of her red-and-white-checkered dress, Andrea Puccini twirled to a Latin beat before hundreds of Augusta Christian Schools pupils Thursday.

Commission derails audit of department
Despite a concerted effort by Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams, Augusta commissioners have declined to order an outside audit of the city's recreation department.

Across South Carolina
DENMARK - Two men drowned after their small boat overturned in a rural pond north of this Bamberg County town.

AGL seeks review of freeze on rates
ATLANTA - Atlanta Gas Light wants a do-over in its request to raise customers' bills.

Man reflects on flight from Nazis
In the 1930s, a young Jewish teenager named Eric Fleishner faced a choice - to stay in Austria as the Nazis took power or to flee.

Truck tips over
Tow truck drivers and Georgia Department of Transportation workers unload boxes of soft drinks from a tractor-trailer.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use
Activities scheduled for this week include:

AGL seeks review of freeze on rates

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Coretta Scott King is back at home feeling "fine" after a brief hospitalization last week for a heart condition, her son said.

Commission derails audit of department

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A federal judge has delayed the execution of a man convicted of killing his wife and son to collect life insurance money, a release from the state attorney general's office said.

Truck tips over

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are seeking a man for questioning in a weekend hit-and-run accident that seriously injured an 11-year-old boy, officials said Wednesday.

For the record

Kid of the Day
Jessica Michelle Brackett is today's Kid of the Day.

Library events

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Events

School news

Boys, Girls Club members have medical graduation

Kid of the day

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

Judge orders wider range for jurors in Walker trial

Pet of the week
Kibbles, a 7-week-old terrier mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Judge orders wider range for jurors in Walker trial
Potential jurors in state Sen. Charles Walker's federal trial, set to begin May 23, will come from all over east central and southern Georgia.

Events
GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends through June 5; Peachtree City/Fairburn, Ga.; re-creation of 16th century Europeon country fair with costumed characters, jousts, food and drink from the era; demonstrations of weaving, glass-blowing, sculpting, leather crafting and more; $15.95 adults, $12.95 seniors, $7.50 ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger; (770) 964-8575

Across South Carolina
DENMARK - Two men drowned after their small boat overturned in a rural pond north of this Bamberg County town.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Williams is guilty on all 17 charges
A federal jury convicted former state Rep. Robin Williams of all criminal charges Thursday.

ARC cadets honored at ceremonies
Command Sgt. Maj. Brandon Boyd joined the Academy of Richmond County's Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps as a freshman to get out of physical education classes. He didn't know he'd fall in love with the program.

Preacher sentenced for stealing millions
ROME, Ga. - A small-town preacher was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison Thursday for stealing nearly $9 million from some 1,600 black churches across the country by promising them big returns on small investments.

Things to do
In recognition of National Day of Prayer, a prayer, praise and worship service will be held at 7 tonight at Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta. The event is sponsored by the 30906 Pastors' Alliance and Mayor Bob Young. Call 798-1882.

Bid for historic property gets OK
Local businessman Clay Boardman's bid for the former Houghton School and Widows Home properties was approved by city officials Thursday.

College notes
George Ashu, an Augusta State University math and biology major, was named ASU's student calculus champion for 2005 at a calculus competition April 21.

Judge orders wider range for jurors in Walker trial
Potential jurors in state Sen. Charles Walker's federal trial, set to begin May 23, will come from all over east central and southern Georgia.

School news
Perry Zheng, a student at the Academy of Richmond County, took the top individual award for varsity at the annual Richmond County Secondary Mathematics Contest on April 21 at Fort Discovery.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies investigated the robbery of a man whose jaw was broken by his assailants early Thursday morning, a police report says.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Craig says prayer has guided him
District Attorney Danny Craig confessed that he was apprehensive about speaking to the National Day of Prayer gathering at Curtis Baptist Church on Thursday after he found out that it was a $25-a-plate breakfast.

Meetings
SUPPORT GROUPS AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Sewage seeps into office at Augusta jail
The you-know-what hit Richmond County sheriff's Chief Deputy Sid Hatfield's desk Thursday morning.

Library events
APPLEBY BRANCH TODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

Manhunt ends in shootout with FBI
CONYERS, Ga. - A manhunt for a pair of Alabama bank robbery suspects who wounded a Columbus, Ga., police officer ended Thursday after a shootout with FBI agents at a Conyers, Ga., motel. One suspect was killed and an FBI agent was wounded, city officials said.

Fort Gordon Profile
Army SPC. Quashika Taylor Hometown: Leland, Miss. Family: Husband, Marc Taylor; Daughter, Kristina Taylor

District attorney speaks at National Day of Prayer service

Military Milestones
- Air Force Airman Julisha L. Patten, a 2003 graduate of North Augusta High School and daughter of Diana Patten, of North Augusta, and sister of Royanne Johnson, of Aiken, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Things to do

Recycling
- Augusta-North Augusta Regional Material Recovery Facility, 101 Clay Pit Road, North Augusta, 441-4242, takes plastic and aluminum food and beverage containers.

ARC cadets honored at ceremonies

Children succeed on fast path to 'Jungle' musical
Performing with the Missoula Children's Theatre was a different experience for Clair Chavez.

Williams case goes to jurors

For the record
Recent sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage license applications and divorces.

Peace, quiet draw new homeowners to Sanderling

Richmond County school menu
TODAY: Breakfast burrito and salsa, juice and milk *Chicken biscuit and hash browns

Recycling

This week

Reunions

News you can use

Jewish community invites area to recall catastrophe

Mosquitoes cause early itch this year
To the annoyances caused by highway construction, add another - mosquitoes.

Across the area

Man reflects on flight from Nazis
In the 1930s, a young Jewish teenager named Eric Fleishner faced a choice - to stay in Austria as the Nazis took power or to flee.

Williams convicted on fraud charges

Georgia technical schools raise tuition
Tuition will increase more than 10 percent at technical colleges in Georgia in the coming year, a move expected to add college instructors and reduce the number of students on college waiting lists.

Across Georgia

Sewage seeps into office at Augusta jail

Airport director's review due

Across Georgia

College notes

Manhunt ends in shootout with FBI

Meetings

Officers keep armed man out

This week
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER: 7 p.m. today; Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta; sponsored by the 30906 Pastor's Alliance, Mayor Bob Young; 798-1882

Craig says prayer has guided him

BRAC list may surface sooner

District attorney speaks at National Day of Prayer service
District Attorney Danny Craig confessed that he was apprehensive about speaking to the National Day of Prayer gathering at Curtis Baptist Church Thursday after he found out that it was a $25-a-plate breakfast.

Backpack gets man in trouble
Retracing your steps is a good way to recover missing belongings.

Williams convicted on fraud charges
Former Georgia Rep. Robin Williams was convicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Augusta on all charges of conspiring with four others to defraud an Augusta mental health center of more than $2 million.

Sewage seeps into office at Augusta jail
The you-know-what hit Richmond County sheriff's Chief Deputy Sid Hatfield's desk Thursday morning.

For the record
Recent sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage license applications and divorces.

Across South Carolina

Recycling
- Augusta-North Augusta Regional Material Recovery Facility, 101 Clay Pit Road, North Augusta, 441-4242, takes plastic and aluminum food and beverage containers.

Augusta honors 'Godfather of Soul' with statue

Meetings
SUPPORT GROUPSAL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Aiken hospital shows off new intensive care rooms

Library events
APPLEBY BRANCHTODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

Man reflects on flight from Nazis

School news
Perry Zheng, a student at the Academy of Richmond County, took the top individual award for varsity at the annual Richmond County Secondary Mathematics Contest on April 21 at Fort Discovery.

Georgia technical schools raise tuition

College notes
George Ashu, an Augusta State University math and biology major, was named ASU's student calculus champion for 2005 at a calculus competition April 21.

Crash hospitalizes highway worker

Things to do
In recognition of National Day of Prayer, a prayer, praise and worship service will be held at 7 tonight at Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta. The event is sponsored by the 30906 Pastors' Alliance and Mayor Bob Young. Call 798-1882.

Salvation Army to hold auction

ARC cadets honored at ceremonies
Command Sgt. Maj. Brandon Boyd joined the Academy of Richmond County's Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps as a freshman to get out of physical education classes. He didn't know he'd fall in love with the program.

Across the area

Events
GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends through June 5; Peachtree City/Fairburn, Ga.; re-creation of 16th century Europeon country fair with costumed characters, jousts, food and drink from the era; demonstrations of weaving, glass-blowing, sculpting, leather crafting and more; $15.95 adults, $12.95 seniors, $7.50 ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger; (770) 964-8575

Mosquitoes cause early itch this year

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies investigated the robbery of a man whose jaw was broken by his assailants early Thursday morning, a police report says.

This week
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER: 7 p.m. today; Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta; sponsored by the 30906 Pastor's Alliance, Mayor Bob Young; 798-1882

Kid of the day
Alexandra Brackett of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

Boys, Girls Club members have medical graduation
Wearing a white lab coat and a gold medal, 15-year-old Rico Brandon stood at the lectern during the Junior Medical League graduation ceremony in the Hamilton Wing at the Medical College of Georgia and announced that he wanted to be a surgical technician.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - If there is opposition to the state Department of Natural Resources' new rule concerning protests protected by the First Amendment, it failed to show up Thursday.

Peace, quiet draw new homeowners to Sanderling
Yvonne Stewart stands on the front lawn of her Sanderling subdivision home in south Augusta and admires the yardwork and decorations she spent two days arranging.

Aiken hospital shows off new intensive care rooms
AIKEN - Aiken Regional Medical Centers unveiled a spacious and high-tech intensive care unit Thursday, among the last improvements included in the hospital's multimillion-dollar face lift.

Play has actors eagerly awaiting their performance
Frederick Knott's Wait Until Dark is the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre's latest production.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Golf tournament will support Army relief fund
Raising at least $10,000 to support Army Emergency Relief shouldn't be any problem, said the organizers of a golf tournament to benefit the relief fund.

Death penalty will be sought in court shootings
ATLANTA - A man accused of opening fire at a downtown courthouse where he was on trial for rape and killing a judge and three others during and after a furious escape was indicted Thursday on murder charges.

Cruise-in gets restaurant revved up for enthusiasts
As Dennis Kotz and Dennis Hall, otherwise known as the Double D's, played their guitars and crooned an array of oldies from the 1970s, car lovers mingled inside and outside the SNO-CAP Drive-In on West Avenue in North Augusta.

Bride: 'I cannot fully explain what happened'
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks apologized Thursday for disappearing just before her wedding day, and insisted cryptically that her flight was prompted not by cold feet, but by "a host of compelling issues, which seemed out of control."

BRAC list may surface sooner
Expect to know Fort Gordon's fate sooner rather than later.

Craig says prayer has guided him
District Attorney Danny Craig confessed that he was apprehensive about speaking to the National Day of Prayer gathering at Curtis Baptist Church on Thursday after he found out that it was a $25-a-plate breakfast.

Airport director's review due
Just as it is for area schoolchildren, report card time is creeping ever closer for the director of the Augusta Regional Airport.

Salvation Army to hold auction
The Salvation Army will hold an auto auction Saturday at its shelter at 1384 Greene St.

Jewish community invites area to recall catastrophe
By remembering the tragic events of the Holocaust and those who perished in it more than 60 years ago, Augusta's Jewish community hopes to prevent others from suffering a similar fate.

Vandalism gets six teens expelled
Six students at two Richmond County schools have been expelled for trashing rival schools and causing costly vandalism, according to school tribunal reports.

Commission derails audit of department
Despite a concerted effort by Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams, Augusta commissioners have declined to order an outside audit of the city's recreation department.

Kid of the day
Alexandra Brackett of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

Williams case goes to jurors
Both sides basically agreed on the evidence presented in the federal trial of former state Rep. Robin Williams and four others. But where one side saw crimes, the other saw proof of innocence Wednesday.

Manhunt ends in shootout with FBI
CONYERS, Ga. - A manhunt for a pair of Alabama bank robbery suspects who wounded a Columbus, Ga., police officer ended Thursday after a shootout with FBI agents at a Conyers, Ga., motel. One suspect was killed and an FBI agent was wounded, city officials said.

AGL seeks review of freeze on rates
ATLANTA - Atlanta Gas Light wants a do-over in its request to raise customers' bills.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - If there is opposition to the state Department of Natural Resources' new rule concerning protests protected by the First Amendment, it failed to show up Thursday.

Truck tips over
Tow truck drivers and Georgia Department of Transportation workers unload boxes of soft drinks from a tractor-trailer.

News you can use
Today the Godfather of Soul will take up a permanent place on Broad Street.

Meth labs are risk to child advocates
AIKEN - Gas cans with hoses. Shredded lithium batteries. Mason jars filled with thousands of cold tablets. They are a few telltale signs of clandestine methamphetamine labs.

Crash hospitalizes highway worker
A South Carolina Department of Transportation employee was airlifted to Medical College of Georgia Hospital this morning after a wreck left him pinned between two vehicles along Furys Ferry Road just across the South Carolina line.

News you can use
Activities scheduled for this week include:

Mosquitoes cause early itch this year
To the annoyances caused by highway construction, add another - mosquitoes.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Coretta Scott King is back at home feeling "fine" after a brief hospitalization last week for a heart condition, her son said.

Officers keep armed man out
Richmond County deputy marshals arrested a man Thursday morning who they said tried to bring a gun into the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A federal judge has delayed the execution of a man convicted of killing his wife and son to collect life insurance money, a release from the state attorney general's office said.

Georgia technical schools raise tuition
Tuition will increase more than 10 percent at technical colleges in Georgia in the coming year, a move expected to add college instructors and reduce the number of students on college waiting lists.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are seeking a man for questioning in a weekend hit-and-run accident that seriously injured an 11-year-old boy, officials said Wednesday.

Salvation Army to hold auction
The Salvation Army will hold an auto auction Saturday at its shelter at 1384 Greene St.

Kid of the Day
Jessica Michelle Brackett is today's Kid of the Day.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Officers keep armed man out
Richmond County deputy marshals arrested a man Thursday morning who they said tried to bring a gun into the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building.

Early entries weaken NCAA, NBA
With one simple statement, so much was lost. "I've decided to take my talent to the NBA draft this year," said former Georgia signee Louis Williams of South Gwinnett High.

Early entries weaken NCAA, NBA
With one simple statement, so much was lost. "I've decided to take my talent to the NBA draft this year," said former Georgia signee Louis Williams of South Gwinnett High.

'Treasure' delivers good time despite nonsensical plot
An amalgamation of genres, Nation Treasure tries to bridge the gap between the caper film and action-adventure, and between a chase movie and The Da Vinci Code, the blockbuster novel from which it unapologetically borrows.

At the Movies: 'Crash'

At the Movies: 'Crash'
With "Crash," Paul Haggis delivers a knockout punch that rivals the one he leveled with his Oscar-nominated "Million Dollar Baby" script.

Flicks
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

Final 'Star Wars' not for squeamish kids

Final 'Star Wars' not for squeamish kids
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - The Force lands in theaters a bit more forcefully in the final installment of George Lucas "Star Wars" tale.

Final 'Star Wars' not for squeamish kids
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - The Force lands in theaters a bit more forcefully in the final installment of George Lucas "Star Wars" tale.

At the Movies: 'House of Wax'
Paris Hilton has finally found her calling. It's not functioning as a professional socialite and party girl, though walking the red carpet is an activity she has elevated to an art form. It's not designing perfume or jewelry or clothing for small dogs.

At the Movies: 'House of Wax'

At the Movies: 'Crash'
With "Crash," Paul Haggis delivers a knockout punch that rivals the one he leveled with his Oscar-nominated "Million Dollar Baby" script.

Mini reviews

Mini reviews
Paramount picturesScott Bakula stars as Capt. Jonathan Archer in the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise.

Flicks

'Treasure' delivers good time despite nonsensical plot

Mini reviews
Paramount picturesScott Bakula stars as Capt. Jonathan Archer in the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise.

'Treasure' delivers good time despite nonsensical plot
An amalgamation of genres, Nation Treasure tries to bridge the gap between the caper film and action-adventure, and between a chase movie and The Da Vinci Code, the blockbuster novel from which it unapologetically borrows.

Flicks
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

At the Movies: 'House of Wax'
Paris Hilton has finally found her calling.\r\nIt's not functioning as a professional socialite and party girl, though walking the red carpet is an activity she has elevated to an art form. It's not designing perfume or jewelry or clothing for small dogs.

Marshall Tucker still making memories after 34 years
Despite being the only original member in a band that has survived more than 30 years and 30 personnel changes, Doug Gray insists he is not Marshall Tucker.

Sonic spotlight

Dirty Dozen's horns will sound at The Mission

Dirty Dozen's horns will sound at The Mission
Horn in hand, Roger Lewis, baritone and soprano sax player for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, has been preaching the gospel of the winds for more than 25 years.

Dirty Dozen's horns will sound at The Mission
Horn in hand, Roger Lewis, baritone and soprano sax player for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, has been preaching the gospel of the winds for more than 25 years.

Big ticket
THE BLACK CROWES WHEN: 8 p.m. today-Sunday WHERE: The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta

Marshall Tucker still making memories after 34 years

Marshall Tucker still making memories after 34 years
Despite being the only original member in a band that has survived more than 30 years and 30 personnel changes, Doug Gray insists he is not Marshall Tucker.

Big ticket

Sonic spotlight
BRIAN ALLENAGE: 36HOMETOWN: Augusta

Big ticket
THE BLACK CROWESWHEN: 8 p.m. today-SundayWHERE: The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta

Sonic spotlight
BRIAN ALLEN AGE: 36 HOMETOWN: Augusta

True athletes are taking the place of mechanics

Racing Newsmaker: Ryan Newman
Ryan Newman has won three pole positions this year and he's been a top-10 qualifier for all nine races.

Drivers' children do have options
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Ann Schrader has watched her husband, Ken, travel around the country to race. One night he was at a small dirt track, the next at a massive Nextel Cup Series track.

Drivers' children do have options
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Ann Schrader has watched her husband, Ken, travel around the country to race. One night he was at a small dirt track, the next at a massive Nextel Cup Series track.

Drivers' children do have options

Racing Newsmaker: Ryan Newman
Ryan Newman has won three pole positions this year and he's been a top-10 qualifier for all nine races.

Racing Newsmaker: Ryan Newman

True athletes are taking the place of mechanics
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Daunte Finger's National Football League career lasted only two years, but he wasn't ready to walk away from the roar of the crowd.

True athletes are taking the place of mechanics
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Daunte Finger's National Football League career lasted only two years, but he wasn't ready to walk away from the roar of the crowd.

Bowen's style has Allen mad
SEATTLE - Ray Allen took a seat on a water bucket after practice Thursday, and it wasn't long before he was asked about Bruce Bowen.

Rockets tie series with Mavericks
HOUSTON - Tracy McGrady was not going to endure another first-round meltdown without a fight.

Rockets tie series with Mavericks
HOUSTON - Tracy McGrady was not going to endure another first-round meltdown without a fight.

Lakers to begin seeking new head coach
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Phil Jackson is a leading candidate - but not a lock - to coach the Los Angeles Lakers, Jerry Buss said Wednesday.

Boston outlasts Indiana in overtime
INDIANAPOLIS - In the wildest game yet of a series headed to a Game 7, the Celtics overcame the late ejection of Paul Pierce to send their first-round matchup with the Indiana Pacers back to Boston.

Lakers to begin seeking new head coach

Rockets tie series with Mavericks

Lakers to begin seeking new head coach
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Phil Jackson is a leading candidate - but not a lock - to coach the Los Angeles Lakers, Jerry Buss said Wednesday.

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Aquinas is right in tune

Multiple sclerosis won't stop trainer at Derby

Roddick's good sportsmanship is costly

Clijsters, Sharapova advance at German Open

Overtime

Evans makes it to quarterfinals

Overtime

Greater Good jockey has tough critic

Thoroughbreds advance to third round

Area announcements

S. Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame inducts Fox, Barnes

Musketeers romp in the second round

Sharapova to face hot Henin-Hardenne in quarters

Mullins brings another long shot to Derby

Overtime
Augusta State senior left fielder Brandon Sumlin has been named All-Conference by the Peach Belt Conference.

Musketeers romp in the second round
Northside-Columbus took a shot at the defending Class AAA soccer co-champions Wednesday in the state playoffs. Too bad it was a punch, and not any footwork on the field. The Patriots' Rhomand Dupass received a red card for his flagrant pugilistic try in the final minutes of play.

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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 phone calls are accepted.

Roddick's good sportsmanship is costly
ROME - Andy Roddick could have let a bad call stand and joined Andre Agassi in the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters.

S. Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame inducts Fox, Barnes
COLUMBIA, S.C. - At 6-foot-5 and still growing, Jim Fox was so uncoordinated he couldn't make his Georgia high school team, let alone think about muscling up against Wilt Chamberlin and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Mullins brings another long shot to Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Jeff Mullins would like to forget his winter of discontent, and not just because record rainfall in Southern California made for countless dreary, soggy days at the racetrack.

Aquinas is right in tune
In the world of Aquinas soccer, some players are "piano carriers," some "piano players."

Thoroughbreds advance to third round
AIKEN - Jamal Geathers slept well Thursday night. The South Aiken forward couldn't have said that last season.

Evans makes it to quarterfinals
Evans coach Brian Killips says his team has a little Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde in it.

Multiple sclerosis won't stop trainer at Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kiaran McLaughlin woke up in the middle of the night in October 1998 with excruciating pain in his neck and shoulders.

Clijsters, Sharapova advance at German Open
BERLIN - Maria Sharapova moved closer to the world's top ranking Wednesday, beating Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-2, 6-2 at the German Open.

Overtime
Former Hephzibah High and Clemson standout Itoro Coleman has been retained as a Clemson assistant by new coach Christy McKinney.

Greater Good jockey has tough critic
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Even if Greater Good wins the Kentucky Derby, jockey John McKee thinks he'll get an earful from Eddie Campbell, his 76-year-old agent.

Elder Perry absent from Hall of Fame induction
COLUMBIA - One of the state's most recognizable athletes was nowhere to be found Thursday as the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2005.

Evans makes it to quarterfinals
Evans coach Brian Killips says his team has a little Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde in it.

Thoroughbreds advance to third round
AIKEN - Jamal Geathers slept well Thursday night. The South Aiken forward couldn't have said that last season.

Musketeers romp in the second round
Northside-Columbus took a shot at the defending Class AAA soccer co-champions Wednesday in the state playoffs. Too bad it was a punch, and not any footwork on the field. The Patriots' Rhomand Dupass received a red card for his flagrant pugilistic try in the final minutes of play.

S. Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame inducts Fox, Barnes
COLUMBIA, S.C. - At 6-foot-5 and still growing, Jim Fox was so uncoordinated he couldn't make his Georgia high school team, let alone think about muscling up against Wilt Chamberlin and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Overtime
Augusta State senior left fielder Brandon Sumlin has been named All-Conference by the Peach Belt Conference.

Roddick's good sportsmanship is costly
ROME - Andy Roddick could have let a bad call stand and joined Andre Agassi in the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters.

Aquinas is right in tune
In the world of Aquinas soccer, some players are "piano carriers," some "piano players."

Sharapova to face hot Henin-Hardenne in quarters
BERLIN - Kim Clijsters slid awkwardly as she chased down a ball in her third-round match at the German Open. She tried to keep playing, but the pain in her knee was too much to bear.

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 phone calls are accepted.

Mullins brings another long shot to Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Jeff Mullins would like to forget his winter of discontent, and not just because record rainfall in Southern California made for countless dreary, soggy days at the racetrack.

Greater Good jockey has tough critic
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Even if Greater Good wins the Kentucky Derby, jockey John McKee thinks he'll get an earful from Eddie Campbell, his 76-year-old agent.

Multiple sclerosis won't stop trainer at Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kiaran McLaughlin woke up in the middle of the night in October 1998 with excruciating pain in his neck and shoulders.

Overtime
Former Hephzibah High and Clemson standout Itoro Coleman has been retained as a Clemson assistant by new coach Christy McKinney.

Clijsters, Sharapova advance at German Open
BERLIN - Maria Sharapova moved closer to the world's top ranking Wednesday, beating Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-2, 6-2 at the German Open.

Sharapova to face hot Henin-Hardenne in quarters
BERLIN - Kim Clijsters slid awkwardly as she chased down a ball in her third-round match at the German Open. She tried to keep playing, but the pain in her knee was too much to bear.

Josh Crowe returns to the Lewis Family Homecoming

Josh Crowe returns to the Lewis Family Homecoming
Life is good for Josh Crowe: His latest CD is generating rave reviews, he has a new weekly show in the tourist town of Cherokee, N.C., and his brother is back on stage with him after a 12-year absence.

Josh Crowe returns to the Lewis Family Homecoming
Life is good for Josh Crowe: His latest CD is generating rave reviews, he has a new weekly show in the tourist town of Cherokee, N.C., and his brother is back on stage with him after a 12-year absence.

Early entries weaken NCAA, NBA

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some Mexican videos

Contestant won't help Fox investigate Abdul

Will Ferrell to return to 'SNL' as host
NEW YORK - "Saturday Night Live" is getting some more cowbell.

Will Ferrell to return to 'SNL' as host

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 25-May 1. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

Will Ferrell to return to 'SNL' as host
NEW YORK - "Saturday Night Live" is getting some more cowbell.

'The Amazing Race' is down to final three teams
NEW YORK - The oldest couple on CBS' "The Amazing Race" have been eliminated, leaving the final three teams to scamper across the finish line.

'The Daily Show' correspondent gets his own show

Contestant won't help Fox investigate Abdul
NEW YORK - The former "American Idol" contestant who claims he had an affair with judge Paula Abdul said Thursday he won't help Fox investigate his charges.

'The Daily Show' correspondent gets his own show
NEW YORK - If Comedy Central's Jon Stewart is the comic version of Peter Jennings or Brian Williams, Stephen Colbert promises to be the same for Bill O'Reilly and others like him.

Paula Abdul at the center of 'Idol' controversy
NEW YORK - "American Idol" has kicked off contestants for concealing sordid secrets about their pasts - including Corey Clark, who now says he had an affair with judge Paula Abdul while competing two years ago.

'The Daily Show' correspondent gets his own show
NEW YORK - If Comedy Central's Jon Stewart is the comic version of Peter Jennings or Brian Williams, Stephen Colbert promises to be the same for Bill O'Reilly and others like him.

Ratings for basic cable networks

Paula Abdul at the center of 'Idol' controversy

Contestant won't help Fox investigate Abdul
NEW YORK - The former "American Idol" contestant who claims he had an affair with judge Paula Abdul said Thursday he won't help Fox investigate his charges.

Paula Abdul at the center of 'Idol' controversy
NEW YORK - "American Idol" has kicked off contestants for concealing sordid secrets about their pasts - including Corey Clark, who now says he had an affair with judge Paula Abdul while competing two years ago.

'Chappelle's Show' production is suspended
NEW YORK - Production of the popular Comedy Central series "Chappelle's Show" has been suspended and its third season's premiere indefinitely delayed.

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 25-May 1. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

'The Amazing Race' is down to final three teams

'The Amazing Race' is down to final three teams
NEW YORK - The oldest couple on CBS' "The Amazing Race" have been eliminated, leaving the final three teams to scamper across the finish line.

SpongeBob returns to little screen
For most TV shows, May is a time of closure, of winding down and shuttering up the shop for the summer.

ABC airs its 'Fallen Idol' investigation

Augusta embraces performer for his achievements

Galleries calendar

Horrors! Paris Hilton burns to be an actor

Applause calendar

Top 20 Concert Tours

Hardworking Brown sees much more to do

Jackson defense opens case, loses bid for acquittal

Augusta embraces performer for his achievements

People in the News

Club calendar

People in the News

Clunky, complicated controls take fun out of 'NARC'

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some Mexican videos
Here's some advice for Cinco de Mayo: Don't go with the obvious celebrations. Sure, a pilgrimage to a Mexican eatery and bellying up to a bean burrito and brawny margarita might seem a suitable way to commemorate the Mexican victory over French forces in 1862, but come Seis de Mayo, you might regret your decision.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some Mexican videos
Here's some advice for Cinco de Mayo: Don't go with the obvious celebrations. Sure, a pilgrimage to a Mexican eatery and bellying up to a bean burrito and brawny margarita might seem a suitable way to commemorate the Mexican victory over French forces in 1862, but come Seis de Mayo, you might regret your decision.

USC Aiken pulls away to tally its 10th win
USC Aiken's year of dominance continued Wednesday afternoon.

USC Aiken pulls away to tally its 10th win

USC Aiken pulls away to tally its 10th win
USC Aiken's year of dominance continued Wednesday afternoon.

Resume for police dispatcher job leads to arrest

Truck carrying yearbooks plunges into waterway

Odds and Ends

Britney Spears' alleged home pregnancy test sold

Odds and Ends

Rock paper scissors ends art auction dispute