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

'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

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!"

Oldest living 'Wizard of Oz' munchkin writes memoir

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.

Pacers on brink of postseason play

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.

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

Concessions prices will drop

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.

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
TIARA JOHNSON Silver Bluff softball Year: Senior Position: Third base

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

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

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.

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

Scrapbook gets 1950s athlete into hall of fame

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.

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

Players of the week

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

Griffey still feeling his way after surgery

Mets top Phillies

Silver Bluff softball in familiar spot for final

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

Going sockless can free you - even from the truth

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Braves defeat Marlins

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.

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
ATLANTA - Standing ovations tend to be rare and understated at Turner Field.

Hudson's work draws raves, cheers

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.

Jones' return boosts Braves

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

First Citizens acquires People's

Retailers report mixed sales results for April

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.

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

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.

Prosecution sanctioned over remarks in Scrushy trial

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.

Productivity rises by solid 2.6 percent

Investor proposes to buy 5 percent of GM stock

Business briefs

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

Panel questions Vioxx sales tactics

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.

Airbus picks 4 site finalists

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.

Presley marketer tells how to promote image

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.

Investors curious whether GM rally sustainable

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Clemson sees future link to SRS

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.

Bi-Lo closures described as strategy to rebuild grocery firm

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Northwest replaces Bud Light for its flights

Ad sales bouncing back at Martha Stewart Living

Hardware retailer hopes to deliver on service at branch

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

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.

Curbing illegals

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

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.

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.

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

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

Terrorists aren't winning

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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.

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.

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.

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 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

Fishing tournaments

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
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

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

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

What's for Lunch: The Rib Shak
THE RIB SHAK ADDRESS: 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
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.

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

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

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
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.

Garcia finishes in style for two-shot lead

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.

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.

Forget history, Sorenstam now chasing cut

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Possibility of draft is chilling

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

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
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

GOP is hoodwinking the Christian right

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

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

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

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.

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.

Be wary of SPLOST proposal

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

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

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

Dinosaur shows transition from carnivore to vegetarian

Living briefs

Dozens got dangerous bacteria from 'pocket pets'

New computers make grocery carts smarter

Mercedes-Benz M-Class gets serious

FDA advises against allowing sperm donation from gay men

Do you have the essential tools for your home?

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.

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.

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.

Reunions

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

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Library events

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.

Williams case goes to jurors

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.

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.

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 South Carolina

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.

Boys, Girls Club members have medical graduation

Events

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

For the record

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.

Peace, quiet draw new homeowners to Sanderling

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.

Golf tournament will support Army relief fund

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Officers keep armed man out

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

News you can use

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.

School news

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.

Meth labs are risk to child advocates

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Recycling

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

ARC cadets honored at ceremonies

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Judge orders wider range for jurors in Walker trial

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.

Aiken hospital shows off new intensive care rooms

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.

Georgia technical schools raise tuition

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 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.

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.

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.

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

Meetings

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.

College notes

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."

Airport director's review due

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.

Across 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

Williams convicted on fraud charges

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

Across the area

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

Jewish community invites area to recall catastrophe

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.

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.

Crash hospitalizes highway worker

Truck tips over

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

Play has actors eagerly awaiting their performance

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.

Things to do

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.

Commission derails audit of department

Bride: 'I cannot fully explain what happened'

Cruise-in gets restaurant revved up for enthusiasts

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.

AGL seeks review of freeze on rates

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

District attorney speaks at National Day of Prayer service

Salvation Army to hold auction

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

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
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.

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

News you can use
Activities scheduled for this week include:

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Sewage seeps into office at Augusta jail

Manhunt ends in shootout with FBI

Craig says prayer has guided him

Man reflects on flight from Nazis

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

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

News you can use
Activities scheduled for this week include:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

This week

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.

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.

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

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.

Augusta honors 'Godfather of Soul' with statue

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

Across Georgia

Kid of the day

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.

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
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.

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.

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

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.

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

Across the area

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

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.

BRAC list may surface sooner

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."

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):

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

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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.

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

At the Movies: 'Crash'

Flicks
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

Flicks
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

Final 'Star Wars' not for squeamish kids

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.

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.

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

At the Movies: 'House of Wax'

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.

Mini reviews

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.

Flicks

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

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.

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

Sonic spotlight

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.

Marshall Tucker still making memories after 34 years

Sonic spotlight
BRIAN ALLENAGE: 36HOMETOWN: Augusta

Sonic spotlight
BRIAN ALLEN AGE: 36 HOMETOWN: Augusta

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

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
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.

Dirty Dozen's horns will sound at The Mission

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.

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.

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.

Racing Newsmaker: Ryan Newman

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

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.

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.

True athletes are taking the place of mechanics

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.

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

Rockets tie series with Mavericks

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.

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
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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Mr. James Freeman, Sr. (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Swint (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Roddick's good sportsmanship is costly

Multiple sclerosis won't stop trainer at Derby

Evans makes it to quarterfinals

S. Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame inducts Fox, Barnes

Mullins brings another long shot to Derby

Sharapova to face hot Henin-Hardenne in quarters

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Greater Good jockey has tough critic

Clijsters, Sharapova advance at German Open

Musketeers romp in the second round

Thoroughbreds advance to third round

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Area announcements
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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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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

Paula Abdul at the center of 'Idol' controversy

'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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Contestant won't help Fox investigate Abdul

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.

'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.

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
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.

'The Amazing Race' is down to final three teams

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

Ratings for basic cable networks

'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.

Club calendar

Horrors! Paris Hilton burns to be an actor

Hardworking Brown sees much more to do

Jackson defense opens case, loses bid for acquittal

Clunky, complicated controls take fun out of 'NARC'

People in the News

People in the News

Applause calendar

ABC airs its 'Fallen Idol' investigation

Galleries calendar

Top 20 Concert Tours

Augusta embraces performer for his achievements

Augusta embraces performer for his achievements

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's year of dominance continued Wednesday afternoon.

USC Aiken pulls away to tally its 10th win

Resume for police dispatcher job leads to arrest

Truck carrying yearbooks plunges into waterway

Odds and Ends

Rock paper scissors ends art auction dispute

Britney Spears' alleged home pregnancy test sold

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