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

Logan delivers for Patriots

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.

Augusta Christian wins SCISA state title

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

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

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

Evans' slugger has world of potential

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Marlins defeat Dodgers, 8-3

Local Brave gets call up

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

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."

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.

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.

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

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

Padres stomp Braves

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

Administration warns China to overhaul its currency system

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

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.

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.

Wholesale prices rise 0.6 percent in April

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

Strong sales drive Deere profits

Decision on China sends stocks higher

Prices, production send mixed economic report

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

NCAA says it wasn't able to talk to Clarett

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.

Don't ignite gas tax

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.

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.

Graniteville lessons

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.

Iraqi civil war brewing?

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

The top five list
The entertainment top five list.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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).

Barberitos opens second location

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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

Waldorf paradise salad, a nutritious, tasty dish

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

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

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.

Putter is worth the 'weight'

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

Upcoming events

USC Aiken returns to form

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Group's founder pushed eugenics

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
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
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

'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

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

Honesty, truth take a beating in media

New study suggests kudzu helps curb binge drinking

Living briefs

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Aquinas art students create works of art from scratch

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

Correction

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

History is hindrance to paving

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.

Children deliver 67,003 gifts for charity

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.

Around the block

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

For the record

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.

Milestones

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

Bigger school budget proposed

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.

Pupils stay focused on final assignments

Thurmond's daughter draws a crowd

Augusta State Jaguar Battalion commissions second lieutenants

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.

Woman affirms bid for mayor

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.

Reunions

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.

Recycling centers

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.

Tuition will stay the same

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

Women motivate smokers to quit

This week

Good news

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.

Barton Village holds event on safety

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

News you can use

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

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.

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):

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.

Budget doesn't include tax increase

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Meetings

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Gator leaves canal to cruise highway

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.

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.

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

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

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Comments from readers:

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

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

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):

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Restaurant ratings

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.

Residents enjoy life in Woodbine West

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

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.

Girl Scout council honors Women of Excellence

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

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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

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
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.

Pet of the week

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

Announcements

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Davidson pupils stage concert to celebrate award

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.

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.

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.

Across Georgia

Across the area

Kid of the Day

Events

Graves become judge's concern

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.

Judges outline docket change

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.

Board clashes with principal

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

Beginning teachers may get raise

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.

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.

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

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Across the region

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.

Lack of degree deletes finalist

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.

Across the area

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.

Correction

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.

Husband charged in threat to poison wife

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.

Georgia Power to raise prices

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Celebration of renewal

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.

Closure would affect veterans

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

Wanted for questioning

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

Military official talks about terrorism

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.

MCG dean urges continued collaboration

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Ambulance service won't renew contract

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.

Exemption to lessen expense of college texts

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

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.

Nature vs. nurture: Was Darth born bad?

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.

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

Review: 'Dominion Prequel to the Exorcist'

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?

'Kinsey' illuminates life of famed sex researcher

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?

New on DVD

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:

What critics are saying about 'Star Wars' finale

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

Mini reviews

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

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.

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.

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

'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.

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?

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

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

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.

Blues musician pens tunes on CD

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.

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

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

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

Shooter Jennings is following in family's footsteps

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.

Radio station sponsors free Mayfest concert

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Penske poised to retool his team

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.

Racing newsmaker: Kasey Kahne

Sonics eager to take another shot at Spurs

NBA: Johnson accepts cheerleader role

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.

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
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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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."

CBS announces new fall lineup

Fox orders another season of "Arrested Development"

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

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

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.

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.

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."

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

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.

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

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.

Which woman will Donald Trump hire?

Applause calendar

Pitt says reasons for Aniston split 'complex'

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Clubbin': Surry Tavern

Club calendar

Singer Kylie Minogue diagnosed with breast cancer

Social worker: Boy denied sexual abuse by Jackson

People in the News

Oddness adds to fun plot of 'Psychonauts'

Frank Gorshin, impressionist, dies at 72

Were you spotted?

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
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.

USC Aiken struggles out of gate

Spurrier to pitch South Carolina seat-belt safety

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.

Budweiser distributor fired him for drinking Coors

Las Vegas creates world's largest birthday cake

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