Exhibit gives personal context to life of Malcolm X

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.

Marlins defeat Dodgers, 8-3

Logan delivers for Patriots
Seven innings on the mound; seven innings behind the plate; nine times on base - all accomplished by one person.

Logan delivers for Patriots
Seven innings on the mound; seven innings behind the plate; nine times on base - all accomplished by one person.

Marlins defeat Dodgers, 8-3
LOS ANGELES - Josh Beckett is learning how to win without his best stuff.

Marlins defeat Dodgers, 8-3
LOS ANGELES - Josh Beckett is learning how to win without his best stuff.

Evans' slugger has world of potential

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.

Aces draw squads even

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

Local Brave gets call up

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.

Aces draw squads even
The probable future of Chipola Junior College was on display Wednesday evening at Cross Creek High School.

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

Logan delivers for Patriots

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.

Aces draw squads even
The probable future of Chipola Junior College was on display Wednesday evening at Cross Creek High School.

Augusta Christian wins SCISA state title

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.

Odds and Ends
HOUSTON - Like a scene from the horror movie "The Birds," large black grackles are swooping down on downtown Houston and attacking people's heads, hair and backs.

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

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

Odds and Ends
HOUSTON - Like a scene from the horror movie "The Birds," large black grackles are swooping down on downtown Houston and attacking people's heads, hair and backs.

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

Budweiser distributor fired him for drinking Coors
DENVER - Ross Hopkins still likes to drink Bud, even though he says a brief tryst with a Coors beer cost him his job at a Budweiser distributor.

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

Budweiser distributor fired him for drinking Coors
DENVER - Ross Hopkins still likes to drink Bud, even though he says a brief tryst with a Coors beer cost him his job at a Budweiser distributor.

Padres stomp Braves
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres are playing their most exciting baseball in years.

Padres stomp Braves
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres are playing their most exciting baseball in years.

Padres stomp Braves

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.

China lashes back over currency pressures
SHANGHAI, China - China on Wednesday rejected U.S. pressure for quick action toward revaluing its currency and criticized U.S. and European curbs on surging textile imports as unfair.

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.

Strong sales drive Deere profits

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.

Toyota recalling more than 750,000 trucks, SUVs

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.

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

Wholesale prices rise 0.6 percent in April

Prices, production send mixed economic report

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.

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.

Administration warns China to overhaul its currency system

Alt-fuel advocates show off vehicle technology

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.

Megaplex still changing industry

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.

Alt-fuel advocates show off vehicle technology
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Peek under the hood of Ken Wells' pickup and you'll see 24 golf cart batteries stacked where the V6 engine usually sits. The bed of his bright yellow Ford Ranger 4X4 is bridged with solar panels.

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.

Megaplex still changing industry
OLATHE, Kan. - It's a Saturday night in suburban Kansas City and Wayne Sutter and his family are waiting outside the AMC Studio 30 megaplex to see XXX: State of the Union.

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.

Alt-fuel advocates show off vehicle technology
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Peek under the hood of Ken Wells' pickup and you'll see 24 golf cart batteries stacked where the V6 engine usually sits. The bed of his bright yellow Ford Ranger 4X4 is bridged with solar panels.

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.

Officials impose limits on Chinese imports
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration said Wednesday it will impose new limits on imports of clothing from China.

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.

Stocks rally on inflation reading
NEW YORK - Wall Street posted big gains for the third straight day Wednesday as a benign reading of consumer inflation relieved investors.

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.

Megaplex still changing industry
OLATHE, Kan. - It's a Saturday night in suburban Kansas City and Wayne Sutter and his family are waiting outside the AMC Studio 30 megaplex to see XXX: State of the Union.

Delta might avert 2005 bankruptcy
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. shares got a much-needed boost Wednesday, as an analyst asserted that the struggling carrier might not be in jeopardy of bankruptcy until next year.

Decision on China sends stocks higher

NCAA says it wasn't able to talk to Clarett
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The NCAA tried numerous times to interview Maurice Clarett about accusations he made against Ohio State's football program, but the former Buckeyes running back never responded to its requests.

NCAA says it wasn't able to talk to Clarett
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The NCAA tried numerous times to interview Maurice Clarett about accusations he made against Ohio State's football program, but the former Buckeyes running back never responded to its requests.

NCAA says it wasn't able to talk to Clarett

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

Iraqi civil war brewing?

Iraqi civil war brewing?
Since Iraq's new democratic government was sworn in several weeks ago, there's been a terrible escalation of death and violence, triggering fears of a burgeoning civil war.

Innocent man vindicated

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

Graniteville lessons

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.

Iraqi civil war brewing?
Since Iraq's new democratic government was sworn in several weeks ago, there's been a terrible escalation of death and violence, triggering fears of a burgeoning civil war.

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.

Graniteville lessons
Death and injury tragedies have just one benefit - to learn from them. That's the only consolation that's coming out of last January's Graniteville, S.C., catastrophe when a Norfolk Southern train collision spilled 60 tons of chlorine - killing nine people, injuring hundreds more and forcing thousands to evacuate their residences.

Graniteville lessons
Death and injury tragedies have just one benefit - to learn from them. That's the only consolation that's coming out of last January's Graniteville, S.C., catastrophe when a Norfolk Southern train collision spilled 60 tons of chlorine - killing nine people, injuring hundreds more and forcing thousands to evacuate their residences.

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.

Arts 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.

Clubbin': Surry Tavern
SURREY TAVERN ADDRESS: 471 Highland Ave. DRINK SPECIALS: Daily: happy hour, 4-8 p.m. daily $1 off all drinks; two-for-one purple hooters, kamikazes and melon balls; Tuesday: $2 Jgermeister shots; Thursday: $2 Bud Light and Coors Light and $2 Goldschlager shots.

Frank Gorshin, impressionist, dies at 72
BURBANK, Calif. - Frank Gorshin, the impressionist with 100 faces best known for his Emmy-nominated role as the Riddler on the "Batman" TV series, has died. He was 72.

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.

Clubbin': Surry Tavern
SURREY TAVERNADDRESS: 471 Highland Ave.DRINK SPECIALS: Daily: happy hour, 4-8 p.m. daily $1 off all drinks; two-for-one purple hooters, kamikazes and melon balls; Tuesday: $2 Jgermeister shots; Thursday: $2 Bud Light and Coors Light and $2 Goldschlager shots.

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.

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
HOT SOUTHERN NIGHT: 7 p.m. Friday, Lake Olmstead Stadium on Milledge Road; featuring Travis Tritt, Shooter Jennings and Jimmy Wayne; $20 advance, $25 day of show; 278-4TIX or www.tixonline.com; benefits Augusta chapter of the American Red Cross

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.

Open tab
Ready for a night out? Here's a roundup of drink and performance specials at Augusta and Aiken night spots:

Were you spotted?
Above, Augusta GreenJackets fans Jonathan Stearns (from left), Nick Plouffe, Matt Champman and Kyle Hattaway attend a game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. At left, BreAnna Schroder has her face painted at the Aiken Bluegrass Festival. See The Augusta Chronicle's online reader photo blog, Spotted, at http://spotted.augusta.com for more photos.

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.

Oddness adds to fun plot of 'Psychonauts'
Psychonauts is a strange, surreal adventure that takes you into the minds of teachers and pupils at summer camp.

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

Were you spotted?
Above, Augusta GreenJackets fans Jonathan Stearns (from left), Nick Plouffe, Matt Champman and Kyle Hattaway attend a game at Lake Olmstead Stadium. At left, BreAnna Schroder has her face painted at the Aiken Bluegrass Festival. See The Augusta Chronicle's online reader photo blog, Spotted, at http://spotted.augusta.com for more photos.

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.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Lindsay Lohan has a mission... and she wants to accept it.

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.

Frank Gorshin, impressionist, dies at 72
BURBANK, Calif. - Frank Gorshin, the impressionist with 100 faces best known for his Emmy-nominated role as the Riddler on the "Batman" TV series, has died. He was 72.

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.

The top five list
The entertainment top five list.

Oddness adds to fun plot of 'Psychonauts'
Psychonauts is a strange, surreal adventure that takes you into the minds of teachers and pupils at summer camp.

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
NEW YORK - Lindsay Lohan has a mission... and she wants to accept it.

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

Arts 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.

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
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.

Tofu, lettuce and tomato sandwich has chipotle punch

Three-way marinated beef steak recipe

Waldorf paradise salad, a nutritious, tasty dish

Grubbin': Palazzo's Cafe
PALAZZO'S CAFE ADDRESS: 231 Furys Ferry Road, Suite 101 ON THE MENU: Salads: Charleston citrus grilled shrimp, a mesclun spring salad mix with mandarin oranges, cucumbers and feta cheese, topped with citrus-grilled shrimp and served with house vinaigrette, $8.95; European chef salad with spring salad mix, roasted turkey, honey baked ham, Cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, olives, eggs, tomatoes and onions, $7.95.

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.

Barberitos opens second location
Barberitos Southwestern Grille & Cantina has expanded into a second Augusta location, across from the Regal Augusta Exchange 20 theater at 1151 Agerton Lane.

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.

Barberitos opens second location
Barberitos Southwestern Grille & Cantina has expanded into a second Augusta location, across from the Regal Augusta Exchange 20 theater at 1151 Agerton Lane.

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:

Small bites

How to grill the perfect lemon-ginger chicken

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).

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.

Barberitos opens second location

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming events

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.

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.

USC Aiken returns to form
SAVANNAH, Ga. - USC Aiken's day began at the crack of dawn and ended 12 hours later.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the golf world:

Putter is worth the 'weight'

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

USC Aiken returns to form
SAVANNAH, Ga. - USC Aiken's day began at the crack of dawn and ended 12 hours later.

USC Aiken returns to form

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.

'Newsweek' editorial was unfair
Voice of America quoted the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard Myers, as saying that the theater commander and himself contend that the Newsweek article about the Quran has little or nothing to do with the riots in the Middle East. Leonard McCain, Martinez

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

Honesty, truth take a beating in media
Newsweek's retraction of a story that it printed about the Quran being flushed down a toilet will do little to correct the damage that it has done.John M. Orr, Evans

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

Honesty, truth take a beating in media
Newsweek's retraction of a story that it printed about the Quran being flushed down a toilet will do little to correct the damage that it has done.John M. Orr, Evans

Torn U.S. flag symbolizes hypocrisy
Quite a fitting memorial: a tattered American flag hanging from a building shut down by a government that is supposed to guarantee us the constitutional right to keep such places open.Ernie Muller, Martinez

Group's founder pushed eugenics

Honesty, truth take a beating in media

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

New study suggests kudzu helps curb binge drinking

Living briefs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Beginning teachers may get raise
New Columbia County teachers might get a pay raise before even showing up for work in the 2005-06 school year.

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.

Correction

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

History is hindrance to paving

Budget doesn't include tax increase

Around the block

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

This week

History is hindrance to paving
The Augusta Canal's popular towpath has changed little since it was built in 1845, but flood control projects and the need to accommodate more visitors are spawning ideas that could give it a different look.

Board clashes with principal

Children deliver 67,003 gifts for charity
A group of preschool and kindergartners took a special gift to the Ronald McDonald House on May 4.

For the record

Blood center thanks donors for quantity
For the past two years, Fort Gordon's Kendrick Memorial Blood Center has been the top blood facility for collections in the Army.

Across Georgia

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Pupils stay focused on final assignments

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.

Reunions

Woman affirms bid for mayor
Helen Blocker-Adams is putting the rumors to rest. She is going to run for mayor of Augusta in 2006 and will make a formal announcement at a news conference today.

Restaurant ratings

Judges outline docket change
The Superior Court judges of the Augusta Judicial Circuit voted Wednesday for a new way of conducting the court's business.

Recycling centers

Luncheon, fashion show to benefit Hope House
Hope House will hold a luncheon and fashion show to raise money for a new facility and its children's program.

Good news

Girl Scout council honors Women of Excellence
Hard work, dedication and the commitment to do the right thing are three guides for ReNay Trotter's life.

Barton Village holds event on safety

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.

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.

Aquinas art students create works of art from scratch
A running joke in the three-dimensional art class at Aquinas High School was that taking the yearlong course was better than taking gym.

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.

Thurmond's daughter draws a crowd

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Ambulance service won't renew contract

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.

Correction

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.

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

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.

Library events
TEEN ACTIVITY WORKSHOPS: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 20, 2-4 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2-4 p.m. Monday, July 18; poetry workshops with poet Reesee Willis

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

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

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

Teeters out of running for fire chief
Augusta fire chief finalist Johnny Wayne Teeters is officially out of the running.

Meetings

Bigger school budget proposed
Richmond County schools Superintendent Charles Larke has proposed a $222 million budget for the upcoming school year, an increase of about 3 percent but a balanced budget that includes state-required teacher raises.

Announcements

Graves become judge's concern
A grave controversy has surfaced in Columbia County.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Appleby is prepared for readers
The East Central Georgia Regional Library will begin its annual summer Vacation Reading Program on Friday for children up to high school age.

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.

Events
GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends through June 5; Peachtree City/Fairburn, Ga.; re-creation of 16th century Europeon country fair with costumed characters, jousts, food and drink; 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

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Residents enjoy life in Woodbine West
At a time when many people are leaving Augusta and heading west to Columbia County, Dana Nelms made a trip in the other direction.

Davidson pupils stage concert to celebrate award

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.

Milestones

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 the area

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.

Graves become judge's concern

Around the block
The Richmond County Democratic Party will hold its monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at the party headquarters, 1101 Greene St. The program will feature Dr. Sid Gates, who will speak on the impact of religion on politics in U.S. elections. Tickets are $6 and are available at the door.

Kid of the Day

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

Judges outline docket change

Georgia Power to raise prices

Events

Husband charged in threat to poison wife

Children deliver 67,003 gifts for charity

Across the region

Aquinas art students create works of art from scratch

Closure would affect veterans

Pet of the week

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

Across the area
An inmate at the Aiken County Detention Center died Tuesday in his cell.

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.

Pupils stay focused on final assignments
North Columbia Elementary School third-grader Jamiah Hudson can't wait for the 2004-05 school year to end Friday.

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.

Tuition will stay the same
Bucking a state wide trend, tuition for Paine College students will remain the same in the coming year.

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):

News you can use
As you grow older, your chances of becoming a victim of crime decrease, but older Americans can often be fearful of crime.

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.

Military official talks about terrorism

Announcements
Spc. Wesley Thompson, a Persian/Farsi linguist assigned to A Company, Task Force 201, 13th Military Intelligence Brigade, has been named Servicemember of the Quarter.

Kid of the Day
Shamonteairea Horne is today's Kid of the Day.

Beginning teachers may get raise

Across Georgia
SYLVESTER -- A third - grade teacher who slit her wrist in front of her class has been arrested on suspicion of molesting a student, police said.

Kid of the Day
Shamonteairea Horne is today's Kid of the Day.

Correction
A story in Monday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle on school volunteer Mary Craig should have said that she has logged more than 550 volunteer hours during this school year alone at Willis Foreman Elementary School.

Across the area
An inmate at the Aiken County Detention Center died Tuesday in his cell.

Woman affirms bid for mayor
Helen Blocker-Adams is putting the rumors to rest. She is going to run for mayor of Augusta in 2006 and will make a formal announcement at a news conference today.

Across Georgia
SYLVESTER -- A third - grade teacher who slit her wrist in front of her class has been arrested on suspicion of molesting a student, police said.

Bigger school budget proposed

Women motivate smokers to quit
Mamie Blount, 62, has turned her bad habit into a poem.

Augusta State Jaguar Battalion commissions second lieutenants

Board clashes with principal
Beverly Hite says she was just following orders when she recommended the removal of three teachers from the troubled C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School, a list that includes the school's 2003-04 Teacher of the Year.

Woman affirms bid for mayor

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Tuition will stay the same

Good news
Augusta Mayor Bob Young, left, gets a hug from Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks, the Fort Gordon commander, at the fort on Friday after the BRAC list was released. The two were happy that Fort Gordon was not on the BRAC list for closure. The mission at the Army post will remain the same -- the fort did not lose or gain any personnel or missions. The Government Accountability Office has until July 1 to complete its review of the defense secretary's BRAC list to ensure it meets all required guidelines.

Residents enjoy life in Woodbine West

Child has goal of developing video games
Like most seventh-grade boys, Stanley Esau Jr. enjoys playing video games.

Women motivate smokers to quit

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876 for the location near you.

News you can use

This week
Richmond County Democratic Party breakfast: 9 a.m. Saturday; Richmond County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1101 Greene St.; with Dr. Sid Gates; $6; 733-0190

Library events

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

Girl Scout council honors Women of Excellence

Reunions
Boy's Catholic High School 1943-1958: Seeking classmates for a reunion with a golf tournament Friday; dinner and dance Saturday; morning reception Sunday; contact Adrian Ramp 860-4263

Bigger school budget proposed
Richmond County schools Superintendent Charles Larke has proposed a $222 million budget for the upcoming school year, an increase of about 3 percent but a balanced budget that includes state-required teacher raises.

Augusta State Jaguar Battalion commissions second lieutenants
For the third consecutive year, the Augusta State University Jaguar Battalion will exceed its goal for commissioning officers.

Judges outline docket change
The Superior Court judges of the Augusta Judicial Circuit voted Wednesday for a new way of conducting the court's business.

Barton Village holds event on safety
Emergency medical technicians secured 8-year-old Demarcus Moore's neck brace then laid him on a board stretcher in the parking lot of the Weed and Seed building in Barton Village.

Women motivate smokers to quit
Mamie Blount, 62, has turned her bad habit into a poem.

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.

Board clashes with principal
Beverly Hite says she was just following orders when she recommended the removal of three teachers from the troubled C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School, a list that includes the school's 2003-04 Teacher of the Year.

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

Beginning teachers may get raise
New Columbia County teachers might get a pay raise before even showing up for work in the 2005-06 school year.

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.

Graves become judge's concern
A grave controversy has surfaced in Columbia County.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

History is hindrance to paving
The Augusta Canal's popular towpath has changed little since it was built in 1845, but flood control projects and the need to accommodate more visitors are spawning ideas that could give it a different look.

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.

Good news
Augusta Mayor Bob Young, left, gets a hug from Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks, the Fort Gordon commander, at the fort on Friday after the BRAC list was released. The two were happy that Fort Gordon was not on the BRAC list for closure. The mission at the Army post will remain the same -- the fort did not lose or gain any personnel or missions. The Government Accountability Office has until July 1 to complete its review of the defense secretary's BRAC list to ensure it meets all required guidelines.

Pet of the week
Callie, a 1-year-old female Australian shepherd and border collie mix, is available for adoption from Save the Animals Rescue Society.

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876 for the location near you.

Wives groups join for Service Club
More than $14,000 in college scholarships and grants were distributed at the first official meeting of the Fort Gordon Service Club.

Events
GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends through June 5; Peachtree City/Fairburn, Ga.; re-creation of 16th century Europeon country fair with costumed characters, jousts, food and drink; 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

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.

Reunions
Boy's Catholic High School 1943-1958: Seeking classmates for a reunion with a golf tournament Friday; dinner and dance Saturday; morning reception Sunday; contact Adrian Ramp 860-4263

Things to do
CELEBRATION OF FLIGHT EXHIBIT: Augusta-built Wright Flyer copy on permanent exhibit, suspended from ceiling

This week
Richmond County Democratic Party breakfast: 9 a.m. Saturday; Richmond County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1101 Greene St.; with Dr. Sid Gates; $6; 733-0190

Celebration of renewal

Augusta State Jaguar Battalion commissions second lieutenants
For the third consecutive year, the Augusta State University Jaguar Battalion will exceed its goal for commissioning officers.

Gator leaves canal to cruise highway

Girl Scout council honors Women of Excellence
Hard work, dedication and the commitment to do the right thing are three guides for ReNay Trotter's life.

News you can use

Barton Village holds event on safety
Emergency medical technicians secured 8-year-old Demarcus Moore's neck brace then laid him on a board stretcher in the parking lot of the Weed and Seed building in Barton Village.

Across the area

Residents enjoy life in Woodbine West
At a time when many people are leaving Augusta and heading west to Columbia County, Dana Nelms made a trip in the other direction.

Lack of degree deletes finalist

Children deliver 67,003 gifts for charity
A group of preschool and kindergartners took a special gift to the Ronald McDonald House on May 4.

Kid of the Day

Aquinas art students create works of art from scratch
A running joke in the three-dimensional art class at Aquinas High School was that taking the yearlong course was better than taking gym.

Wanted for questioning

Around the block
The Richmond County Democratic Party will hold its monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at the party headquarters, 1101 Greene St. The program will feature Dr. Sid Gates, who will speak on the impact of religion on politics in U.S. elections. Tickets are $6 and are available at the door.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Davidson pupils stage concert to celebrate award
For the second consecutive year, John S. Davidson Fine Arts School has been honored by the Grammy Foundation.

Taxes may go toward growth

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):

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.

Pet of the week
Callie, a 1-year-old female Australian shepherd and border collie mix, is available for adoption from Save the Animals Rescue Society.

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

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

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.

Announcements
Spc. Wesley Thompson, a Persian/Farsi linguist assigned to A Company, Task Force 201, 13th Military Intelligence Brigade, has been named Servicemember of the Quarter.

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

Milestones
Saul Josman, a nurse practitioner assigned to the Primary Care Service Line, has been named the April Employee of the Month at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

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.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

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.

Correction
A story in Monday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle on school volunteer Mary Craig should have said that she has logged more than 550 volunteer hours during this school year alone at Willis Foreman Elementary School.

Davidson pupils stage concert to celebrate award
For the second consecutive year, John S. Davidson Fine Arts School has been honored by the Grammy Foundation.

Library events
TEEN ACTIVITY WORKSHOPS: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 20, 2-4 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2-4 p.m. Monday, July 18; poetry workshops with poet Reesee Willis

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Money available for those touting tourism
AIKEN -- Guidelines spelling out how money from Aiken County's accommodations tax will be distributed have been approved , and non profit groups that promote tourism have until June 3 to apply for the cash.

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

Authorities try to ID remains
Officials now say they're investigating the case of skeletal remains found in northeast Burke County earlier this week as a homicide.

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -- State workers would contribute more of their paychecks to South Carolina's retirement system under a bill given key approval in the House on Wednesday.

Milestones
Saul Josman, a nurse practitioner assigned to the Primary Care Service Line, has been named the April Employee of the Month at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Pupils stay focused on final assignments
North Columbia Elementary School third-grader Jamiah Hudson can't wait for the 2004-05 school year to end Friday.

MCG dean urges continued collaboration

Tuition will stay the same
Bucking a state wide trend, tuition for Paine College students will remain the same in the coming year.

News you can use
As you grow older, your chances of becoming a victim of crime decrease, but older Americans can often be fearful of crime.

Exemption to lessen expense of college texts

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.

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.

New on DVD
Here's a look at new releaes in DVD and VCR and a calendar of what's coming:

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.

'Kinsey' illuminates life of famed sex researcher

Review: 'Dominion Prequel to the Exorcist'
They say the devil is in the details, and that's especially true when comparing the new "Exorcist" prequel to the one that came out last summer.

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?

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies

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?

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?

What critics are saying about 'Star Wars' finale
The Dark Side of the Force is expected to triumph at the box office this week, with the only new movie opening in Augusta and Aiken being Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Unsure whether you want to stand in the ticket line? Here's a roundup of what the critics are saying:

'Kinsey' illuminates life of famed sex researcher
Kinsey, based on the life of famed sex researcher Alfred Kinsey manages a fairly unbelievable feat - it tells the story of a man obsessed with the minutiae of sex without becoming obsessed with sex itself.

Review: 'Dominion Prequel to the Exorcist'

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies

Nature vs. nurture: Was Darth born bad?

What critics are saying about 'Star Wars' finale
The Dark Side of the Force is expected to triumph at the box office this week, with the only new movie opening in Augusta and Aiken being Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Unsure whether you want to stand in the ticket line? Here's a roundup of what the critics are saying:

McDiarmid plays Vader's malignant mentor

New on DVD
Here's a look at new releaes in DVD and VCR and a calendar of what's coming:

New on DVD

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

What critics are saying about 'Star Wars' finale

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?

Mini reviews

Review: 'Dominion Prequel to the Exorcist'
They say the devil is in the details, and that's especially true when comparing the new "Exorcist" prequel to the one that came out last summer.

'Kinsey' illuminates life of famed sex researcher
Kinsey, based on the life of famed sex researcher Alfred Kinsey manages a fairly unbelievable feat - it tells the story of a man obsessed with the minutiae of sex without becoming obsessed with sex itself.

Sonic spotlight
COLIN HESLIPAGE: 22OCCUPATION: Cook at Somewhere in Augusta and culinary arts student at Augusta Technical College

Sonic spotlight

Radio station sponsors free Mayfest concert
For the past 28 years on the third Saturday in May, scores of people, automobiles and barbecue grills have filled May Park and its surrounding roads for Mayfest.

Big ticket
NINE INCH NAILS WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday WHERE: The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta

Blues musician pens tunes on CD

Shooter Jennings is following in family's footsteps
For Shooter Jennings, bristling at the safe and staid sounds of Nashville country is a family tradition.

Blues musician pens tunes on CD
After more than 40 years as a leading practitioner of traditional blues, John Hammond recently decided to do something more than merely interpret the impressive canon of the uniquely American music.

Big ticket
NINE INCH NAILSWHEN: 8 p.m. Friday and SaturdayWHERE: The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta

Big ticket

Radio station sponsors free Mayfest concert
For the past 28 years on the third Saturday in May, scores of people, automobiles and barbecue grills have filled May Park and its surrounding roads for Mayfest.

Shooter Jennings is following in family's footsteps

Sonic spotlight
COLIN HESLIP AGE: 22 OCCUPATION: Cook at Somewhere in Augusta and culinary arts student at Augusta Technical College

Radio station sponsors free Mayfest concert

Shooter Jennings is following in family's footsteps
For Shooter Jennings, bristling at the safe and staid sounds of Nashville country is a family tradition.

Blues musician pens tunes on CD
After more than 40 years as a leading practitioner of traditional blues, John Hammond recently decided to do something more than merely interpret the impressive canon of the uniquely American music.

Lowe's hopes to keep sport's all-star event

Penske poised to retool his team
CONCORD, N.C. - Now that Roger Penske owns all of Penske Racing South, crew chief Matt Borland has been signed to a contract extension and driver Ryan Newman is in negotiations for a similar extension, the focus shifts to finding a replacement for Rusty Wallace.

Lowe's hopes to keep sport's all-star event
CONCORD, N.C. - The Nextel All-Star Challenge has been at Lowe's Motor Speedway for 19 of the past 20 years, and speedway officials are spending $1 million to keep it there.

Penske poised to retool his team
CONCORD, N.C. - Now that Roger Penske owns all of Penske Racing South, crew chief Matt Borland has been signed to a contract extension and driver Ryan Newman is in negotiations for a similar extension, the focus shifts to finding a replacement for Rusty Wallace.

Racing newsmaker: Kasey Kahne
CONCORD, N.C. -- Kasey Kahne, a 25-year-old driver from Enumclaw, Wash., won his first NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race last Saturday night at the Richmond International Speedway.

Penske poised to retool his team

Racing newsmaker: Kasey Kahne

Lowe's hopes to keep sport's all-star event
CONCORD, N.C. - The Nextel All-Star Challenge has been at Lowe's Motor Speedway for 19 of the past 20 years, and speedway officials are spending $1 million to keep it there.

Racing newsmaker: Kasey Kahne
CONCORD, N.C. -- Kasey Kahne, a 25-year-old driver from Enumclaw, Wash., won his first NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race last Saturday night at the Richmond International Speedway.

Sonics eager to take another shot at Spurs
SEATTLE - The Seattle SuperSonics returned home only hours before dawn Wednesday, a little bleary-eyed but lacking no confidence despite a 3-2 series deficit against San Antonio.

Sonics eager to take another shot at Spurs

Sonics eager to take another shot at Spurs
SEATTLE - The Seattle SuperSonics returned home only hours before dawn Wednesday, a little bleary-eyed but lacking no confidence despite a 3-2 series deficit against San Antonio.

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

NFL: McNair healthier than he's been in years

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Soccer: Columbia, Richmond teams meet

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Ramsey named player of year for junior tour

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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 Rome, Ga., Augusta dropped its second consecutive game to the Braves 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon.

Ramsey named player of year for junior tour
Apparently winning junior golf tournament after junior golf tournament wasn't enough for Taylor Ramsey.

Ramsey named player of year for junior tour
Apparently winning junior golf tournament after junior golf tournament wasn't enough for Taylor Ramsey.

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

Overtime
In Rome, Ga., Augusta dropped its second consecutive game to the Braves 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon.

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.

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

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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.

Singer has made her mark among black performers

Singer has made her mark among black performers
James Brown has a famous fan - blues vocalist Marcia Ball.

Singer has made her mark among black performers
James Brown has a famous fan - blues vocalist Marcia Ball.

Nicklaus, Woods cross paths again

Aided by 'Survivor', 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"
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.

Aided by 'Survivor', 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.

CBS announces new fall lineup
NEW YORK - NBC didn't have much luck replacing television's most popular comedy when "Friends" ended last year. CBS now faces the same challenge with the departure of "Everybody Loves Raymond."

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.

ABC unveils new fall shows, cancels some old ones

Aided by 'Survivor', CBS prevails in ratings race

Fox orders another season of "Arrested Development"

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'

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.

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

CBS announces new fall lineup

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.

Which woman will Donald Trump hire?
NEW YORK - Consider it another chapter in Donald Trump's sordid history with women.

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.

Which woman will Donald Trump hire?
NEW YORK - Consider it another chapter in Donald Trump's sordid history with women.

Which woman will Donald Trump hire?

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'
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.

CBS announces new fall lineup
NEW YORK - NBC didn't have much luck replacing television's most popular comedy when "Friends" ended last year. CBS now faces the same challenge with the departure of "Everybody Loves Raymond."

Pitt says reasons for Aniston split 'complex'

Arts calendar

Were you spotted?

Frank Gorshin, impressionist, dies at 72

People in the News

Club calendar

Clubbin': Surry Tavern

Social worker: Boy denied sexual abuse by Jackson

People in the News

Singer Kylie Minogue diagnosed with breast cancer

Oddness adds to fun plot of 'Psychonauts'

Applause calendar

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.

Johnson gets dismissed by head coach

Richt faces player arrests, suspensions

Johnson gets dismissed by head coach
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's linebacker corps grew uncomfortably thinner following Wednesday's announcement that freshman Josh Johnson has been dismissed from the team for unspecified disciplinary reasons and will transfer to Georgia Military College.

Johnson gets dismissed by head coach
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's linebacker corps grew uncomfortably thinner following Wednesday's announcement that freshman Josh Johnson has been dismissed from the team for unspecified disciplinary reasons and will transfer to Georgia Military College.

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.

World War II is bottomless well of material for war films
It's been 60 years since World War II drew to a close, and still we feel the repercussions of the conflict. Politically, economically and socially, those years transformed the face of the world. In the United States, much is made of the Greatest Generation, the young men and women who were active participants in battles they often didn't understand politically but accepted patriotically.

Spurrier to pitch South Carolina seat-belt safety

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

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.

Budweiser distributor fired him for drinking Coors

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Las Vegas creates world's largest birthday cake

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