Exhibit gives personal context to life of Malcolm X
NEW YORK - Documents, photos and memorabilia from the life of Malcolm X - his eighth-grade memo book, his application for a Nation of Islam name, the shells from the shotgun that killed him - went on display Monday in observance of what would have been his 80th birthday.

Exhibit gives personal context to life of Malcolm X
NEW YORK - Documents, photos and memorabilia from the life of Malcolm X - his eighth-grade memo book, his application for a Nation of Islam name, the shells from the shotgun that killed him - went on display Monday in observance of what would have been his 80th birthday.

Exhibit gives personal context to life of Malcolm X

Augusta Christian wins SCISA state title

Augusta Christian wins SCISA state title
It's the opportunity every baseball-playing youth envisions.

Evans' slugger has world of potential

Local Brave gets call up
For the second time in his baseball career, Augusta-native Matt Childers will get a chance to pitch for a major league team.

Evans' slugger has world of potential
Ryan Pressley didn't get the nickname "Tree" because he likes to go hunting in the woods. Nature doesn't bestow size-17 feet and a 73-inch wingspan on many baseball players.

Local Brave gets call up

Augusta Christian wins SCISA state title
It's the opportunity every baseball-playing youth envisions.

Local Brave gets call up
For the second time in his baseball career, Augusta-native Matt Childers will get a chance to pitch for a major league team.

Evans' slugger has world of potential
Ryan Pressley didn't get the nickname "Tree" because he likes to go hunting in the woods. Nature doesn't bestow size-17 feet and a 73-inch wingspan on many baseball players.

Las Vegas creates world's largest birthday cake
FORT PAYNE, Ala. - Move over, Fort Payne. It looks like Las Vegas has taken the cake.

Odds and Ends
HONG KONG - At the strike of a gong Monday, 12 competitors scrambled up a 46-foot tower covered with Chinese buns and snatched away, relaunching a local tradition after a 26-year break.

Las Vegas creates world's largest birthday cake
FORT PAYNE, Ala. - Move over, Fort Payne. It looks like Las Vegas has taken the cake.

Odds and Ends
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The response from the "vocabularians" was so "ginormous" that the lexicographers let out a "whoot."

How do you stop a charging deer in Wal-Mart?
NORFOLK, Neb. - So exactly how do you stop a charging deer in Wal-Mart? You take away its credit card.

Odds and Ends
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The response from the "vocabularians" was so "ginormous" that the lexicographers let out a "whoot."

Odds and Ends
HONG KONG - At the strike of a gong Monday, 12 competitors scrambled up a 46-foot tower covered with Chinese buns and snatched away, relaunching a local tradition after a 26-year break.

How do you stop a charging deer in Wal-Mart?
NORFOLK, Neb. - So exactly how do you stop a charging deer in Wal-Mart? You take away its credit card.

Braves fall to Padres
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres certainly aren't lacking in late-inning bravado.

Braves fall to Padres

Braves fall to Padres
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres certainly aren't lacking in late-inning bravado.

Strong sales drive Deere profits
PEORIA, Ill. - Deere & Co., the world's largest farm equipment maker, says a global machinery-buying surge that boosted second-quarter profits 27 percent over a year ago shows no signs of letting up.

Millions awarded in fraud lawsuit

Toyota recalling more than 750,000 trucks, SUVs
WASHINGTON - Toyota Motor Corp., in one of its largest safety recalls ever, said Tuesday it is recalling more than 750,000 pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles because of problems with the front suspension that could hinder steering.

McDonald's test marketing new oil blend for french fries
CHICAGO - Healthy french fries might seem like an oxymoron, but McDonald's said it is trying to make good on an almost 3-year-old promise by testing a healthier blend of oil for its signature fries at a small number of restaurants.

Prices, production send mixed economic report
WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices are climbing, industrial production is faltering and housing construction is rebounding, offering mixed signals about the economy.

No girls allowed at new gym
You've heard of Curves for Women, the wildly successful fitness-club chain whose locations seem to have sprouted up in every shopping center in the nation.

Wholesale prices rise 0.6 percent in April
WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices rose by a hefty 0.6 percent in April while industrial production dropped, according to a pair of reports Tuesday that raised new questions about the country's economic health.

Leader reassures trade partners
BEIJING - President Hu Jintao tried Monday to reassure China's trading partners that its growing economic might is a benign force for global prosperity, promising to open its markets more widely to foreign competitors and better protect intellectual property.

Leader reassures trade partners

Sony set to unveil new PlayStation 3 console
LOS ANGELES - Gamers awaited details of Sony Corp.'s new PlayStation 3 video game machine Monday in what is likely a new round of console wars with rivals Microsoft Corp. and Nintendo Co.

Strong sales drive Deere profits
PEORIA, Ill. - Deere & Co., the world's largest farm equipment maker, says a global machinery-buying surge that boosted second-quarter profits 27 percent over a year ago shows no signs of letting up.

No girls allowed at new gym

Decision on China sends stocks higher
NEW YORK - Stocks vaulted higher for a second straight session Tuesday as investors welcomed the Treasury Department's move to put pressure on the Chinese currency system and, perhaps, eventually reduce the U.S. trade deficit.

Leader reassures trade partners
BEIJING - President Hu Jintao tried Monday to reassure China's trading partners that its growing economic might is a benign force for global prosperity, promising to open its markets more widely to foreign competitors and better protect intellectual property.

Prices, production send mixed economic report
WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices are climbing, industrial production is faltering and housing construction is rebounding, offering mixed signals about the economy.

Administration warns China to overhaul its currency system
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration, in its hardest stance yet, warned China on Tuesday that it likely will be accused of manipulating its currency to gain an unfair trade advantage over the United States - unless Beijing acts swiftly to overhaul its currency system.

Administration warns China to overhaul its currency system
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration, in its hardest stance yet, warned China on Tuesday that it likely will be accused of manipulating its currency to gain an unfair trade advantage over the United States - unless Beijing acts swiftly to overhaul its currency system.

Wholesale prices rise 0.6 percent in April
WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices rose by a hefty 0.6 percent in April while industrial production dropped, according to a pair of reports Tuesday that raised new questions about the country's economic health.

Toyota will build hybrid Camry in Kentucky
GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Toyota Motor Corp. on Tuesday announced plans to begin producing a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its popular Camry model in late 2006 at its largest North American plant.

Toyota recalling more than 750,000 trucks, SUVs
WASHINGTON - Toyota Motor Corp., in one of its largest safety recalls ever, said Tuesday it is recalling more than 750,000 pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles because of problems with the front suspension that could hinder steering.

McDonald's test marketing new oil blend for french fries

Toyota will build hybrid Camry in Kentucky
GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Toyota Motor Corp. on Tuesday announced plans to begin producing a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its popular Camry model in late 2006 at its largest North American plant.

No girls allowed at new gym
You've heard of Curves for Women, the wildly successful fitness-club chain whose locations seem to have sprouted up in every shopping center in the nation.

Falling oil prices inspire investors

Decision on China sends stocks higher

Falling oil prices inspire investors
NEW YORK - Investors encouraged by falling oil prices sent stocks sharply higher Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average soaring more than 112 points.

Toyota will build hybrid Camry in Kentucky

Millions awarded in fraud lawsuit
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Billionaire financier Ron Perelman won $604.3 million in compensatory damages Monday in his lawsuit accusing the investment firm Morgan Stanley of duping him into believing a company was financially successful.

Wholesale prices rise 0.6 percent in April

McDonald's test marketing new oil blend for french fries
CHICAGO - Healthy french fries might seem like an oxymoron, but McDonald's said it is trying to make good on an almost 3-year-old promise by testing a healthier blend of oil for its signature fries at a small number of restaurants.

Strong sales drive Deere profits

Falling oil prices inspire investors
NEW YORK - Investors encouraged by falling oil prices sent stocks sharply higher Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average soaring more than 112 points.

Administration warns China to overhaul its currency system

Millions awarded in fraud lawsuit
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Billionaire financier Ron Perelman won $604.3 million in compensatory damages Monday in his lawsuit accusing the investment firm Morgan Stanley of duping him into believing a company was financially successful.

Prices, production send mixed economic report

Toyota recalling more than 750,000 trucks, SUVs

Decision on China sends stocks higher
NEW YORK - Stocks vaulted higher for a second straight session Tuesday as investors welcomed the Treasury Department's move to put pressure on the Chinese currency system and, perhaps, eventually reduce the U.S. trade deficit.

Temple to join Mid-American Conference for football
PHILADELPHIA - Temple's football program has found a home, accepting an offer to join the Mid-American Conference, looking for a fresh start for a team with little history of success.

Temple to join Mid-American Conference for football

Temple to join Mid-American Conference for football
PHILADELPHIA - Temple's football program has found a home, accepting an offer to join the Mid-American Conference, looking for a fresh start for a team with little history of success.

NCAA notifies Ohio State of alleged violations

Proceed with caution on road-trip snacks
Many of us will hit the road this summer, and that means fueling up - our cars and ourselves. Convenience stores are becoming quick-service restaurants in our time-starved culture - a phenomenon that can be costly if you're counting calories. Take a look and see whether you can make the "right choices" to stay fit.

Innocent man vindicated
Since the courthouse shootings in Atlanta, a number of Georgia judges are seeking to arm themselves in court.

Overreaction over lies

Suspension camps backed

Innocent man vindicated
Since the courthouse shootings in Atlanta, a number of Georgia judges are seeking to arm themselves in court.

Don't ignite gas tax
There's no doubt South Carolina's rural and secondary roads need a lot of work - they've been neglected for years - but it's awfully late in the legislative session to be moving to boost the state's 16.8 cents-a-gallon gasoline tax to pay for maintenance and repairs.

Innocent man vindicated

Overreaction over lies
The Islamic world stands constantly poised to believe the worst about America.

Suspension camps backed
Sending chronic troublemakers home from school for several weeks may provide relief for teachers and students they distract - and that's no small thing - but it does nothing to ensure that bad conduct will change when the miscreant returns.

Don't ignite gas tax

Overreaction over lies
The Islamic world stands constantly poised to believe the worst about America.

Suspension camps backed
Sending chronic troublemakers home from school for several weeks may provide relief for teachers and students they distract - and that's no small thing - but it does nothing to ensure that bad conduct will change when the miscreant returns.

Don't ignite gas tax
There's no doubt South Carolina's rural and secondary roads need a lot of work - they've been neglected for years - but it's awfully late in the legislative session to be moving to boost the state's 16.8 cents-a-gallon gasoline tax to pay for maintenance and repairs.

Singer Kylie Minogue diagnosed with breast cancer
SYDNEY, Australia - Australian pop star Kylie Minogue has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will undergo immediate treatment, her management team said.

Singer Kylie Minogue diagnosed with breast cancer
SYDNEY, Australia - Australian pop star Kylie Minogue has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will undergo immediate treatment, her management team said.

Social worker: Boy denied sexual abuse by Jackson
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A social worker testified Tuesday at Michael Jackson's child molestation trial that she met privately with the accuser and his family during the time they claim they were Jackson's captives, and they praised him and denied any sexual abuse.

People in the News
DUBLIN, Ireland - Colin Farrell offered a loving farewell, peppered with jokes, at his grandfather's funeral.

Pitt says reasons for Aniston split 'complex'
NEW YORK - Brad Pitt says he's still proud of his relationship with Jennifer Aniston, four months after their separation.

Michael Jackson defense focuses on trips
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Witnesses testified Monday in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial that the accuser's mother got a body wax and her children visited an orthodontist at a time when the family was allegedly being held captive by the pop star and associates.

People in the News
CANNES, France - Some of the best scenes at the Cannes Film Festival have played out on the red carpet.

People in the News
CANNES, France - Some of the best scenes at the Cannes Film Festival have played out on the red carpet.

Pitt says reasons for Aniston split 'complex'
NEW YORK - Brad Pitt says he's still proud of his relationship with Jennifer Aniston, four months after their separation.

The top five list
The entertainment top five list.

Michael Jackson defense focuses on trips
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Witnesses testified Monday in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial that the accuser's mother got a body wax and her children visited an orthodontist at a time when the family was allegedly being held captive by the pop star and associates.

Social worker: Boy denied sexual abuse by Jackson
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A social worker testified Tuesday at Michael Jackson's child molestation trial that she met privately with the accuser and his family during the time they claim they were Jackson's captives, and they praised him and denied any sexual abuse.

People in the News
DUBLIN, Ireland - Colin Farrell offered a loving farewell, peppered with jokes, at his grandfather's funeral.

Waldorf paradise salad, a nutritious, tasty dish
A holiday or any day gets a lift with a dish that has a spring-summer air to it. An example is this salad: It's nutritious and tasty and owes inspiration to the classic Waldorf salad.

Small bites
There's a lot of good food out there along the highways and byways of the United States. Whether you plan to tour the country this summer or not, you may profit from the research of food-loving explorers offered in these two well-stuffed paperbacks:

Waldorf paradise salad, a nutritious, tasty dish
A holiday or any day gets a lift with a dish that has a spring-summer air to it. An example is this salad: It's nutritious and tasty and owes inspiration to the classic Waldorf salad.

Three-way marinated beef steak recipe

Quick and easy grilled rosemary lamb chops
These lean, herb-dressed loin lamb chops will grill or cook under the broiler in less than 30 minutes, and while they cook it's an easy job to mix a few key ingredients to make the piquant salsa to serve with them. The basics are simple, but the harmony of flavors makes the taste out of the ordinary.

Tofu, lettuce and tomato sandwich has chipotle punch

Three-way marinated beef steak recipe
Grilling season can be a challenge for the home chef who wants to please hungry diners yet surprise them occasionally with variations on a familiar theme. Another challenge is to keep the experiment in the healthy range, avoiding overloads of fat and calories.

Waldorf paradise salad, a nutritious, tasty dish

How to grill the perfect lemon-ginger chicken
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - All around the country, longer days and warmer weather leave no excuse not to dust off the grill and get cooking (if there had ever been a seasonal hiatus from it).

Small bites

Tofu, lettuce and tomato sandwich has chipotle punch
Yes, feel free to call this a TLT sandwich. By any name, it makes great eating, with its smoky, mustard-chipotle sauce giving the baked tofu enough character to please even the most avid bacon fan. And it includes lettuce and tomato, of course.

How to grill the perfect lemon-ginger chicken

Three-way marinated beef steak recipe
Grilling season can be a challenge for the home chef who wants to please hungry diners yet surprise them occasionally with variations on a familiar theme. Another challenge is to keep the experiment in the healthy range, avoiding overloads of fat and calories.

Small bites
There's a lot of good food out there along the highways and byways of the United States. Whether you plan to tour the country this summer or not, you may profit from the research of food-loving explorers offered in these two well-stuffed paperbacks:

Asparagus sandwich is easy, special-occasion snack
Moving out-of-doors, as more of us are now, also sends us back to the pleasant search for easy-to-make portable foods to take along.

Tofu, lettuce and tomato sandwich has chipotle punch
Yes, feel free to call this a TLT sandwich. By any name, it makes great eating, with its smoky, mustard-chipotle sauce giving the baked tofu enough character to please even the most avid bacon fan. And it includes lettuce and tomato, of course.

How to grill the perfect lemon-ginger chicken
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - All around the country, longer days and warmer weather leave no excuse not to dust off the grill and get cooking (if there had ever been a seasonal hiatus from it).

Hewitt talks up young team in Augusta
With the loss of five seniors and the possible departure of star point guard Jarrett Jack, it's no wonder Georgia Tech men's basketball coach Paul Hewitt is glad-handing fans around the Southeast this summer.

Hewitt talks up young team in Augusta
With the loss of five seniors and the possible departure of star point guard Jarrett Jack, it's no wonder Georgia Tech men's basketball coach Paul Hewitt is glad-handing fans around the Southeast this summer.

Hewitt talks up young team in Augusta

Seven in seventh nets Jackets win
Finally, a blowout. The Augusta GreenJackets used a seven-run seventh inning Monday to beat the Columbus Catfish, 9-2 at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Jackets excite in wins
If variety really is the spice of life, the Augusta GreenJackets are a flavorful bunch. At least they were during their eight-game homestand that ended Monday.

Seven in seventh nets Jackets win
Finally, a blowout. The Augusta GreenJackets used a seven-run seventh inning Monday to beat the Columbus Catfish, 9-2 at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Jackets excite in wins
If variety really is the spice of life, the Augusta GreenJackets are a flavorful bunch. At least they were during their eight-game homestand that ended Monday.

Brown, Burkhart eye second national title
If every collegiate golf coach in America could be as lucky as USC Aiken's Michael Carlisle.

Brown, Burkhart eye second national title

Putter is worth the 'weight'
In an industry big on boastful claims, the newest heavyweight in putter technology doesn't have a flashy name.

Upcoming events

Brown, Burkhart eye second national title
If every collegiate golf coach in America could be as lucky as USC Aiken's Michael Carlisle.

Shot puts Wilson in driver's seat
Former Augusta State golfer Oliver Wilson, a rookie on the European Tour, received a nice welcome home gift in his first tour event on native British soil. Wilson, 24, won the closest-to-the-pin prize in the final round of the British Masters and with it a new Jaguar XJS worth $60,000.

Putter is worth the 'weight'

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the golf world:

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the golf world:

Putter is worth the 'weight'
In an industry big on boastful claims, the newest heavyweight in putter technology doesn't have a flashy name.

Seven in seventh nets Jackets win

Jackets excite in wins

Korean dish can excite grill
Even though we enjoy year-round grilling in the South, wegive our grills a real workout in the summer.

Who knew ironing could be an extreme sport?
What's the newest sport that you've probably never heard of? Extreme ironing.

Alligator blocks traffic on River Watch Parkway
An 8-foot-long alligator blocking traffic along River Watch Parkway this morning was captured by Richmond County Animal Control officers and will be relocated to a more remote location by state wildlife authorities.

Georgia Power raising rates in June
ATLANTA -- Georgia Power Co. customers will pay the utility $508 million to cover increasing fuel costs for generating electricity under a plan the state Public Service Commission approved today.

Sex-crime law unfair to some teens
I want to inform the CSRA about Georgia's net to catch our male teens and charge them as criminals for engaging in consensual sexual encounters.

Brand Augusta as true golf haven

Brand Augusta as true golf haven
The Augusta Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau's "iPlayed Augusta" branding and "Play Augusta Georgia Week," with a little follow-through, could drive local airfares down and have a larger economic impact than 10 years of Red Carpet tours. Michael Schortinghuis, Grovetown

Group's founder pushed eugenics

Group's founder pushed eugenics
I read a letter May 13 written by Mary Beth Pierucci, director of external affairs at the local Planned Parenthood ("Organization prevents need for abortion"). Philip John Almeter, Augusta

Judge led charge for major change
As a concerned and proud American citizen, I want to thank Judge Duncan Wheale for achieving the badly needed changes in the management of cases handled by the Augusta Judicial Circuit. Jane E. Armstrong, Augusta

Judge led charge for major change

Group's founder pushed eugenics
I read a letter May 13 written by Mary Beth Pierucci, director of external affairs at the local Planned Parenthood ("Organization prevents need for abortion"). Philip John Almeter, Augusta

Brand Augusta as true golf haven
The Augusta Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau's "iPlayed Augusta" branding and "Play Augusta Georgia Week," with a little follow-through, could drive local airfares down and have a larger economic impact than 10 years of Red Carpet tours. Michael Schortinghuis, Grovetown

Judge led charge for major change
As a concerned and proud American citizen, I want to thank Judge Duncan Wheale for achieving the badly needed changes in the management of cases handled by the Augusta Judicial Circuit. Jane E. Armstrong, Augusta

ARC girls need new softball field
As a 1976 graduate, father of a 2004 graduate and with another child enrolled as a freshman, I am compelled to write about the shabby and unsafe conditions of the girls softball field at the Academy of Richmond County.David A. Collins, Augusta

War in Iraq causes rifts here, abroad
It has been two years now since President Bush declared "mission accomplished" in Iraq on an American carrier.

Health and fitness calendar

Seniors calendar

Partridge Inn opens kitchen to best chefs

Living briefs

The art of coexisting with nasty neighbors

New study suggests kudzu helps curb binge drinking

Living briefs

New study suggests kudzu helps curb binge drinking
BOSTON - The hardy, invasive kudzu vine, introduced to this country decades ago to control soil erosion, could have what it takes to curb binge drinking, new research suggests.

Antidepressants late in pregnancy can affect newborns
CHICAGO - Women who take Prozac or certain other antidepressants late in pregnancy raise the risk that their babies will suffer jitteriness, irritability and serious respiratory problems during their first couple of weeks, researchers say.

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

Living briefs
What the heck is happening with our sweet, innocent Rory (Alexis Bledel) on Gilmore Girls? As the show's standout fifth season comes to a close, Lorelei (Lauren Graham) finds herself having to rescue her suddenly rebellious daughter from a night of reckless behavior with boyfriend Logan (Matt Czuchry). The show airs at 8 on the WB.

New study suggests kudzu helps curb binge drinking
BOSTON - The hardy, invasive kudzu vine, introduced to this country decades ago to control soil erosion, could have what it takes to curb binge drinking, new research suggests.

Another prediction for above-normal hurricane season
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. - The East and Gulf coasts can expect another hurricane season that's worse than average, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

The art of coexisting with nasty neighbors
Fred Rogers had the luxury of asking people to be his neighbor on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. The rest of us have less control.

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

Living briefs
What the heck is happening with our sweet, innocent Rory (Alexis Bledel) on Gilmore Girls? As the show's standout fifth season comes to a close, Lorelei (Lauren Graham) finds herself having to rescue her suddenly rebellious daughter from a night of reckless behavior with boyfriend Logan (Matt Czuchry). The show airs at 8 on the WB.

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

Living briefs
The season finale of Smallville is being expanded, partly to accommodate an eight-minute preview trailer of Batman Begins, which is due in theaters June 17. In the episode, a nightmare leads Clark Kent (Tom Welling) to begin to understand why he was sent to Earth. The show airs at 8 on The WB.

Partridge Inn opens kitchen to best chefs
Six Southern chefs will take part in The Partridge Inn's third annual Best Chefs of the South series beginning Wednesday.

Living briefs
The season finale of Smallville is being expanded, partly to accommodate an eight-minute preview trailer of Batman Begins, which is due in theaters June 17. In the episode, a nightmare leads Clark Kent (Tom Welling) to begin to understand why he was sent to Earth. The show airs at 8 on The WB.

The art of coexisting with nasty neighbors
Fred Rogers had the luxury of asking people to be his neighbor on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. The rest of us have less control.

Partridge Inn opens kitchen to best chefs
Six Southern chefs will take part in The Partridge Inn's third annual Best Chefs of the South series beginning Wednesday.

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

Lynx name sixth coach
Five months away from a hockey bench was long enough for Bob Ferguson.

Lynx name sixth coach
Five months away from a hockey bench was long enough for Bob Ferguson.

Lynx name sixth coach

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Trial begins for man accused of homicide
The homicide trial began Monday for a man accused of taking part in a fatal convenience store robbery nearly five years ago.

Gator leaves canal to cruise highway
An 8-foot-long alligator blocked traffic along River Watch Parkway for more than an hour Tuesday morning before the 250-pound reptile was captured by Richmond County Animal Control officers and moved to a more remote location.

Correction
- In Sunday's Augusta Chronicle, a caption accompanying a photograph of the Augusta Horse and Carriage Parade contained incorrect information.

Correction

Gator leaves canal to cruise highway

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Slaying suspect found in hospital
AIKEN - A man sought in connection with the slaying of an Aiken County man was located over the weekend in a Greenwood hospital, police said Monday.

Police arrest 2 after gunfire

Adviser sees class grow
For four years, Angela Simpson has cheered on a group of Harlem High School students. On Monday, she met with them for the last time.

Sides spar over gag order

Alligator blocks traffic on River Watch Parkway
An 8-foot-long alligator blocking traffic along River Watch Parkway this morning was captured by Richmond County Animal Control officers and will be relocated to a more remote location by state wildlife authorities.

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Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's authorities are searching for two men who have failed to register as sex offenders in Richmond County.

Lack of degree deletes finalist
Augusta will be short one fire chief finalist today because one finalist is short a four-year college degree.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - A Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department officer shot to death a man who was suspected of stealing a marked police cruiser.

Dean at medical college to leave
David Stern once rode a bus 18 hours to interview for the job as dean of the School of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia.

Across the area
Augusta police, fire and city employees ran into a gasoline shortage Tuesday afternoon that sent city officials scrambling.

Exemption to lessen expense of college texts
ATLANTA - The State Board of Regents is set to approve a recommendation that the state should consider a sales-tax exemption on college textbooks to give students and their parents a break on the high cost of education.

Services look to revive paramedic pool
Richard Marcano was driving back to the Rural/Metro Ambulance office to drop someone off when he approached the intersection of Wheeler Road and Robert C. Daniel Parkway and, of course, spotted an accident.

Celebration of renewal
Laurel Hart, of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, talks during Tuesday's ceremony marking the renovations at Richmond Summit on Broad Street.

Kid of the Day

Military official talks about terrorism
AIKEN - The difference between wars past and the country's current battle with terrorism can be summed up in a comparison with the Cold War, a top military official said in Aiken on Tuesday.

City interviews fire chief pick

Ambulance service won't renew contract
Rural/Metro Ambulance won't bid on providing ambulance service to Augusta after its contract expires in December.

Alligator blocks traffic on River Watch Parkway

Collegiate soccer heads to county
Collegiate level soccer will be heading to Columbia County as part of a Tuesday night agreement between the county and a new Augusta soccer team.

Across the area

Across the region
DULUTH, GA. - The city of Duluth's latest estimate of the cost of searching for runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks is much lower than city officials first thought.

Correction
- In Sunday's Augusta Chronicle, a caption accompanying a photograph of the Augusta Horse and Carriage Parade contained incorrect information.

Budget doesn't include tax increase
AIKEN - The budget County Administrator Clay Killian gave the Aiken County Council on Tuesday night doesn't include a tax increase, but the trade-off for residents could be a reduced level of service.

Men find remains in Burke County
The partial remains of a human skeleton were discovered Monday in northern Burke County, but officials say it's too early to tell whether this could be a case of foul play.

Wanted for questioning
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for these two people for questioning in a check forgery case.

City interviews fire chief pick
Augusta officials interviewed the first of three finalists for the vacant fire chief's job Monday.

Kid of the Day
Caden Lee Pope is today's Kid of the Day.

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Correction
The names of Strom Thurmond High School graduates Santata Butler and Michelle Endia Callaham, an honor graduate, were incorrect in the Best and Brightest section of Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.

Worker's radioactive delivery closes road
When one of his drivers out delivering bottled water came across a big box marked "radioactive" blocking Monday morning traffic on Stevens Creek Road, Todd Brandenburg thought he gave him pretty clear instructions: "Leave it alone. Call 911."

Husband charged in threat to poison wife
Richmond County sheriff's deputies charged an Augusta man early Tuesday morning with aggravated assault after his wife said he tied her up and threatened to pour industrial chemicals down her throat.

Dean at medical college to leave
David Stern once rode a bus 18 hours to interview for the job as dean of the School of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia.

Gator leaves canal to cruise highway
An 8-foot-long alligator blocked traffic along River Watch Parkway for more than an hour Tuesday morning before the 250-pound reptile was captured by Richmond County Animal Control officers and moved to a more remote location.

Mineta unveils rail plan
COLUMBIA - U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta unveiled a six-pronged plan Monday aimed at creating safer rail operation, steps he said could have prevented the Jan. 6 train collision and chlorine spill in Graniteville.

Taxes may go toward growth
Richmond County voters will soon have the opportunity to approve an economic tool they might not even know exists.

Kid of the Day
Savannah Smith is today's Kid of the Day.

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Heat is rising on projects
When it comes to some of the area's most important road improvements, listing start and finish dates doesn't even begin to tell the tale of the projects.

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Husband charged in threat to poison wife

Closure would affect veterans
CLOVIS, N.M. - The potential loss of Cannon Air Force Base to the latest round of base closures could cost thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic impact.

Budget doesn't include tax increase

MCG dean urges continued collaboration
Crossing disciplines in research and in teaching and bringing together scientists with clinical investigators is not just a good idea, it is the way Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine will grow and thrive, the dean of the school said Tuesday.

Thurmond's daughter draws a crowd
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Even though her parents' hometown has changed since she was a girl, Essie Mae Washington-Williams said she looked forward to her return to the small community Tuesday.

Across the area
Augusta police, fire and city employees ran into a gasoline shortage Tuesday afternoon that sent city officials scrambling.

Heat is rising on projects
When it comes to some of the area's most important road improvements, listing start and finish dates doesn't even begin to tell the tale of the projects.

Georgia Power to raise prices
ATLANTA - The increasing price of fuel will hit Georgians again, this time on their monthly electric bills.

Police arrest 2 after gunfire
AIKEN - Police arrested two South Carolina men Saturday after an early morning exchange of gunfire at the Ballagio nightclub in Aiken.

Exemption to lessen expense of college texts
ATLANTA - The State Board of Regents is set to approve a recommendation that the state should consider a sales-tax exemption on college textbooks to give students and their parents a break on the high cost of education.

Road might be widened
Meisha Clarke, an assistant manager for Goodwill Industries in Martinez, says she has seen too many wrecks in front of her business.

Celebration of renewal
Laurel Hart, of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, talks during Tuesday's ceremony marking the renovations at Richmond Summit on Broad Street.

Rants and Raves
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Military official talks about terrorism
AIKEN - The difference between wars past and the country's current battle with terrorism can be summed up in a comparison with the Cold War, a top military official said in Aiken on Tuesday.

Husband charged in threat to poison wife
Richmond County sheriff's deputies charged an Augusta man early Tuesday morning with aggravated assault after his wife said he tied her up and threatened to pour industrial chemicals down her throat.

Thurmond's daughter draws a crowd
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Even though her parents' hometown has changed since she was a girl, Essie Mae Washington-Williams said she looked forward to her return to the small community Tuesday.

Trial begins for man accused of homicide

Ambulance service won't renew contract
Rural/Metro Ambulance won't bid on providing ambulance service to Augusta after its contract expires in December.

Across Georgia

Lack of degree deletes finalist
Augusta will be short one fire chief finalist today because one finalist is short a four-year college degree.

Worker's radioactive delivery closes road

Across the region
DULUTH, GA. - The city of Duluth's latest estimate of the cost of searching for runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks is much lower than city officials first thought.

Riverkeeper shortage comes as threats increase

Budget doesn't include tax increase
AIKEN - The budget County Administrator Clay Killian gave the Aiken County Council on Tuesday night doesn't include a tax increase, but the trade-off for residents could be a reduced level of service.

Across South Carolina

Wanted for questioning
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for these two people for questioning in a check forgery case.

Men find remains in Burke County

Correction
The names of Strom Thurmond High School graduates Santata Butler and Michelle Endia Callaham, an honor graduate, were incorrect in the Best and Brightest section of Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.

Heat is rising on projects

Kid of the Day
Caden Lee Pope is today's Kid of the Day.

Dean at medical college to leave

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Mineta unveils rail plan

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
Savannah Smith is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the region

Mineta unveils rail plan
COLUMBIA - U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta unveiled a six-pronged plan Monday aimed at creating safer rail operation, steps he said could have prevented the Jan. 6 train collision and chlorine spill in Graniteville.

Taxes may go toward growth

Police arrest 2 after gunfire
AIKEN - Police arrested two South Carolina men Saturday after an early morning exchange of gunfire at the Ballagio nightclub in Aiken.

Police say deputy threatened in standoff
A short standoff between the Richmond County sheriff's SWAT team and a man who police say threatened to kill a sheriff's deputy ended peacefully early Tuesday with the man's arrest.

Across South Carolina
TAYLORS - The former Augusta woman who was held hostage by courthouse shooting suspect Brian Nichols urged members of a church congregation to remember that there is always hope.

Closure would affect veterans
CLOVIS, N.M. - The potential loss of Cannon Air Force Base to the latest round of base closures could cost thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic impact.

Riverkeeper shortage comes as threats increase
NAHUNTA, Ga. - When Georgia's riverkeepers pushed off for their annual river paddle on a recent Saturday, they needed only four canoes.

Wanted for questioning

Sides spar over gag order
ATLANTA - Attorneys for Atlanta media outlets asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to declare that a former gag order in the murder case against Dacula dentist Barton Corbin was improperly issued.

Thurmond's daughter draws a crowd

Trial begins for man accused of homicide
The homicide trial began Monday for a man accused of taking part in a fatal convenience store robbery nearly five years ago.

Georgia Power to raise prices

Worker's radioactive delivery closes road
When one of his drivers out delivering bottled water came across a big box marked "radioactive" blocking Monday morning traffic on Stevens Creek Road, Todd Brandenburg thought he gave him pretty clear instructions: "Leave it alone. Call 911."

MCG dean urges continued collaboration
Crossing disciplines in research and in teaching and bringing together scientists with clinical investigators is not just a good idea, it is the way Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine will grow and thrive, the dean of the school said Tuesday.

Police prepared for party, but Crush never happened
SAVANNAH, Ga. - For the second straight Saturday, Tybee Island laid down a river of orange cones along Butler Avenue and displayed a beefy police presence in anticipation of an annual black college party known as Orange Crush.

Riverkeeper shortage comes as threats increase
NAHUNTA, Ga. - When Georgia's riverkeepers pushed off for their annual river paddle on a recent Saturday, they needed only four canoes.

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Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - A Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department officer shot to death a man who was suspected of stealing a marked police cruiser.

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Across South Carolina
TAYLORS - The former Augusta woman who was held hostage by courthouse shooting suspect Brian Nichols urged members of a church congregation to remember that there is always hope.

Sides spar over gag order
ATLANTA - Attorneys for Atlanta media outlets asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to declare that a former gag order in the murder case against Dacula dentist Barton Corbin was improperly issued.

Men find remains in Burke County
The partial remains of a human skeleton were discovered Monday in northern Burke County, but officials say it's too early to tell whether this could be a case of foul play.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's authorities are searching for two men who have failed to register as sex offenders in Richmond County.

MCG dean urges continued collaboration

Lack of degree deletes finalist

Military official talks about terrorism

Ambulance service won't renew contract

Closure would affect veterans

Across the area

Celebration of renewal

Correction

Taxes may go toward growth
Richmond County voters will soon have the opportunity to approve an economic tool they might not even know exists.

Exemption to lessen expense of college texts

City interviews fire chief pick
Augusta officials interviewed the first of three finalists for the vacant fire chief's job Monday.

Georgia Power to raise prices
ATLANTA - The increasing price of fuel will hit Georgians again, this time on their monthly electric bills.

Nicklaus, Woods cross paths again
It was inevitable - but not surprising - that Jack Nicklaus would announce the conclusion of the greatest professional career in the history of the game. The British Open, he says, will be his last competitive event.

Nicklaus, Woods cross paths again
It was inevitable - but not surprising - that Jack Nicklaus would announce the conclusion of the greatest professional career in the history of the game. The British Open, he says, will be his last competitive event.

Nature vs. nurture: Was Darth born bad?

Review: 'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith'
All those "Star Wars" geeks, who've been waiting for weeks outside movie theaters with their Yoda sleeping bags and their homemade lightsabers, finally have a film that's worthy of their perseverance.

McDiarmid plays Vader's malignant mentor
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - So who is this Scottish despot Ian McDiarmid, and why does he have it in for the Skywalker boys?

Lopez and Fonda score top weekend movie
LOS ANGELES - Jane Fonda's return to the big screen as Jennifer Lopez's villainous prospective mother-in-law took the top box office spot over the weekend.

Nature vs. nurture: Was Darth born bad?
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - The father turned evil. The son didn't. Was Anakin Skywalker the proverbial bad seed, or did he just have a tougher upbringing than his boy Luke?

Lopez and Fonda score top weekend movie

McDiarmid plays Vader's malignant mentor

McDiarmid plays Vader's malignant mentor
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - So who is this Scottish despot Ian McDiarmid, and why does he have it in for the Skywalker boys?

Review: 'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith'

Nature vs. nurture: Was Darth born bad?
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - The father turned evil. The son didn't. Was Anakin Skywalker the proverbial bad seed, or did he just have a tougher upbringing than his boy Luke?

Review: 'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith'
All those "Star Wars" geeks, who've been waiting for weeks outside movie theaters with their Yoda sleeping bags and their homemade lightsabers, finally have a film that's worthy of their perseverance.

Lopez and Fonda score top weekend movie
LOS ANGELES - Jane Fonda's return to the big screen as Jennifer Lopez's villainous prospective mother-in-law took the top box office spot over the weekend.

Toby Keith shakes up business side of music industry
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - He's tangled with Peter Jennings and the Dixie Chicks over his music, criticized the media for its coverage of the Iraq war, tweaked the Country Music Association over awards snubs and threatened to flee his record label.

Toby Keith shakes up business side of music industry

Toby Keith shakes up business side of music industry
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - He's tangled with Peter Jennings and the Dixie Chicks over his music, criticized the media for its coverage of the Iraq war, tweaked the Country Music Association over awards snubs and threatened to flee his record label.

NBA: Johnson accepts cheerleader role
PHOENIX - With a bloodshot left eye, a swollen cheek and a bruised lip, Joe Johnson watched his Phoenix Suns teammates practice on Tuesday and said he wasn't sure when he might be able to play again.

NBA: Johnson accepts cheerleader role
PHOENIX - With a bloodshot left eye, a swollen cheek and a bruised lip, Joe Johnson watched his Phoenix Suns teammates practice on Tuesday and said he wasn't sure when he might be able to play again.

NBA: Johnson accepts cheerleader role

Phoenix gets extra day off before series resumes
PHOENIX - The depth-shy Phoenix Suns got a badly needed extra day off before resuming their Western Conference semifinal series at home against the Dallas Mavericks.

Phoenix gets extra day off before series resumes

Phoenix gets extra day off before series resumes
PHOENIX - The depth-shy Phoenix Suns got a badly needed extra day off before resuming their Western Conference semifinal series at home against the Dallas Mavericks.

NCAA notifies Ohio State of alleged violations
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The NCAA notified Ohio State on Monday of nine alleged rules violations, including cash gifts, improper academic assistance and failure of the school and coaches to monitor the men's basketball program.

NCAA notifies Ohio State of alleged violations
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The NCAA notified Ohio State on Monday of nine alleged rules violations, including cash gifts, improper academic assistance and failure of the school and coaches to monitor the men's basketball program.

NFL: McNair healthier than he's been in years

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Mrs. Virginia Clark Marks (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William McGee, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mrs. Lyndoll Deal (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Hubert Gay, Jr. (WASHINGTON CH, OH.)

Mrs. Margaret Simmons (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ellie Culbreath (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Catherine Chandler (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Lisa A. Beard (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Arward Maness, Jr. (THEODORE, AL.)

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Overtime

Afleet Alex works in solitude at Pimlico

Overtime

Soccer: Columbia, Richmond teams meet

Overtime
In Roswell, Ga., Nancy Harvey, of Mesa, Ariz., carded 69 for the low round of the day at Horseshoe Bend Country Club to advance to the sectional qualifying round of the 2005 U.S. Women's Open.

Overtime
Daniel Bowden and Easley swept the South Carolina Class AAAA high school tournament Tuesday at Furman Golf Course in Greenville, S.C.

Afleet Alex works in solitude at Pimlico
BALTIMORE - As the lone horse in the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course, Afleet Alex has been training for the Preakness in virtual solitude.

Soccer: Columbia, Richmond teams meet
Any comparison of Richmond County and Columbia County athletics comes built-in with a unusual amount of bragging rights. The amount of Internet message board grandstanding the past few years could fill volumes.

Soccer: Columbia, Richmond teams meet
Any comparison of Richmond County and Columbia County athletics comes built-in with a unusual amount of bragging rights. The amount of Internet message board grandstanding the past few years could fill volumes.

Overtime
In Roswell, Ga., Nancy Harvey, of Mesa, Ariz., carded 69 for the low round of the day at Horseshoe Bend Country Club to advance to the sectional qualifying round of the 2005 U.S. Women's Open.

Afleet Alex works in solitude at Pimlico
BALTIMORE - As the lone horse in the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course, Afleet Alex has been training for the Preakness in virtual solitude.

Overtime
Daniel Bowden and Easley swept the South Carolina Class AAAA high school tournament Tuesday at Furman Golf Course in Greenville, S.C.

NFL: McNair healthier than he's been in years
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For a change, the toughest part of Steve McNair's offseason didn't involve doctors, hospitals or antibiotics.

NFL: McNair healthier than he's been in years
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For a change, the toughest part of Steve McNair's offseason didn't involve doctors, hospitals or antibiotics.

Nicklaus, Woods cross paths again

Everybody loves 'Raymond,' especially on its final night
NEW YORK - Nine years ago this month, "Everybody Loves Raymond" was announced as part of CBS' new fall lineup. But at the upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall, its star, then little-known standup Ray Romano, cracked up the gathering of ad buyers when he stepped on stage to bid them farewell.

Quentin Tarantino digs directing 'CSI'
LOS ANGELES - Unlike criminal investigator Nick Stokes, who's buried alive in the "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" season finale, Quentin Tarantino didn't feel at all trapped by working within the confines of network television.

Aided by 'Survivor' finale, CBS prevails in ratings race
NEW YORK - It was another winning week for CBS, which dominated the ratings with six of the top 10 shows - while conspiring with Fox and ABC to shut out NBC.

Quentin Tarantino digs directing 'CSI'
LOS ANGELES - Unlike criminal investigator Nick Stokes, who's buried alive in the "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" season finale, Quentin Tarantino didn't feel at all trapped by working within the confines of network television.

NBC is first to release fall schedule
NEW YORK - NBC's formula for erasing the memory of a bad ratings year includes a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama about the Pentagon, Martha Stewart picking a protege and Amy Grant criss-crossing the country to make dreams come true.

ABC unveils new fall shows, cancels some old ones
NEW YORK - ABC will cast Geena Davis as a female president in the ultimate juggling act between work and family, part of a change-filled fall schedule that tries to capitalize on this season's unexpected success.

Everybody loves 'Raymond,' especially on its final night

Fox orders another season of "Arrested Development"
NEW YORK - Fox has removed one of the biggest mysteries of its fall schedule announcement, saying it has renewed the Emmy-winning comedy "Arrested Development" for a third season.

Everybody loves 'Raymond,' especially on its final night
NEW YORK - Nine years ago this month, "Everybody Loves Raymond" was announced as part of CBS' new fall lineup. But at the upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall, its star, then little-known standup Ray Romano, cracked up the gathering of ad buyers when he stepped on stage to bid them farewell.

Fox orders another season of "Arrested Development"
NEW YORK - Fox has removed one of the biggest mysteries of its fall schedule announcement, saying it has renewed the Emmy-winning comedy "Arrested Development" for a third season.

ABC unveils new fall shows, cancels some old ones

Aided by 'Survivor' finale, CBS prevails in ratings race
NEW YORK - It was another winning week for CBS, which dominated the ratings with six of the top 10 shows - while conspiring with Fox and ABC to shut out NBC.

Fox orders another season of "Arrested Development"

ABC unveils new fall shows, cancels some old ones
NEW YORK - ABC will cast Geena Davis as a female president in the ultimate juggling act between work and family, part of a change-filled fall schedule that tries to capitalize on this season's unexpected success.

Quentin Tarantino digs directing 'CSI'

Aided by 'Survivor' finale, CBS prevails in ratings race

People in the News

Social worker: Boy denied sexual abuse by Jackson

People in the News

Singer Kylie Minogue diagnosed with breast cancer

Pitt says reasons for Aniston split 'complex'

Michael Jackson defense focuses on trips

Richt faces player arrests, suspensions
ATHENS, Ga. - For the second straight week, Georgia football coach Mark Richt plans to meet with senior defensive tackle Darrius Swain on Wednesday.

Richt faces player arrests, suspensions
ATHENS, Ga. - For the second straight week, Georgia football coach Mark Richt plans to meet with senior defensive tackle Darrius Swain on Wednesday.

Richt faces player arrests, suspensions

USC Aiken struggles out of gate
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Deja vu struck USC Aiken as it began defense of its national championship.

Spurrier to pitch South Carolina seat-belt safety
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Lou Holtz got South Carolina to clean up. Now, Steve Spurrier wants the state to buckle up.

USC Aiken struggles out of gate
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Deja vu struck USC Aiken as it began defense of its national championship.

Spurrier to pitch South Carolina seat-belt safety

Pacers make tourney
USC Aiken's baseball team received good news Monday.

Spurrier to pitch South Carolina seat-belt safety
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Lou Holtz got South Carolina to clean up. Now, Steve Spurrier wants the state to buckle up.

USC Aiken struggles out of gate

Teens enjoy air time perfecting skills as DJs in training
At first it's a race to untangle the headphone cords and select a good CD. There's a song to play, an introduction to give and only 42 seconds before listeners will encounter dead air. Everything is quick and loud in the small studio cluttered with stereo equipment and posters of recording artists.

My style
THE FACTS: Diane Glenn, 16, a freshman at T.W. Josey High School.

Question of the week
Q: How cool are customized belt buckles?

My style

Prom photos
gether. We let Spinz do 15 minutes on air and he did such a good job, I decided to pair them. One was the talker, one was the DJ."

My style
THE FACTS: Diane Glenn, 16, a freshman at T.W. Josey High School.

Prom photos
gether. We let Spinz do 15 minutes on air and he did such a good job, I decided to pair them. One was the talker, one was the DJ."

Question of the week
Q: How cool are customized belt buckles?

Xtreme calendar
WELCOME THE DARK SIDE: The long-awaited Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith hits theaters. If you're a true fan, try to catch one of the early screenings that start at midnight. See Wednesday's Your Life section for a review.

Prom photos

Teens enjoy air time perfecting skills as DJs in training
At first it's a race to untangle the headphone cords and select a good CD. There's a song to play, an introduction to give and only 42 seconds before listeners will encounter dead air. Everything is quick and loud in the small studio cluttered with stereo equipment and posters of recording artists.

Teens enjoy air time perfecting skills as DJs in training

Question of the week

Teen can ask friend about his feelings
This week's problem: I am in a relationship with the ex-girlfriend of a friend with whom I played football all through high school.

Teen can ask friend about his feelings

Xtreme calendar

Xtreme calendar
WELCOME THE DARK SIDE: The long-awaited Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith hits theaters. If you're a true fan, try to catch one of the early screenings that start at midnight. See Wednesday's Your Life section for a review.

Teen can ask friend about his feelings
This week's problem: I am in a relationship with the ex-girlfriend of a friend with whom I played football all through high school.

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