Unpublished Jack Kerouac play discovered
NEW YORK - An unpublished, three-act play by Jack Kerouac, based on his drunken Beat adventures, has been discovered recently and will be excerpted next month in BestLife magazine.

Publishers protest Google's online library project
SAN FRANCISCO - A group of academic publishers is challenging Google Inc.'s plan to scan millions of library books into its Internet search engine index, highlighting fears the ambitious project will violate copyrights and stifle future sales.

Study: record number of books out last year

Publishers protest Google's online library project

Publishers protest Google's online library project
SAN FRANCISCO - A group of academic publishers is challenging Google Inc.'s plan to scan millions of library books into its Internet search engine index, highlighting fears the ambitious project will violate copyrights and stifle future sales.

Study: record number of books out last year
NEW YORK - Despite widespread agreement that too many books are in the marketplace, publishers apparently can't help themselves.

Study: record number of books out last year
NEW YORK - Despite widespread agreement that too many books are in the marketplace, publishers apparently can't help themselves.

Knights yet again face Game 3
Ricky Beale might not survive the playoff run of his Evans baseball team.

Sosa activated from disabled list by Orioles
BALTIMORE - Sammy Sosa came off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, still angry that some people suspected he feigned a foot injury to miss the Baltimore Orioles' trip to Chicago earlier this month.

Knights yet again face Game 3
Ricky Beale might not survive the playoff run of his Evans baseball team.

Season enriches coach's Westside story
His physician told him he would leave the hospital in three days.

Knights yet again face Game 3

Sosa activated from disabled list by Orioles
BALTIMORE - Sammy Sosa came off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, still angry that some people suspected he feigned a foot injury to miss the Baltimore Orioles' trip to Chicago earlier this month.

Westside sweeps Pike County
It's impossible to describe Westside's sweep of Pike County in the quarterfinals of the Class AA baseball playoffs Tuesday without abusing the last name Hall.

Westside sweeps Pike County
It's impossible to describe Westside's sweep of Pike County in the quarterfinals of the Class AA baseball playoffs Tuesday without abusing the last name Hall.

Evans' Ward, Raborn make a lethal combo

Season enriches coach's Westside story
His physician told him he would leave the hospital in three days.

Season enriches coach's Westside story

Westside sweeps Pike County

Evans' Ward, Raborn make a lethal combo
Maybe you remember that super fans skit on Saturday Night Live with George Wendt, who would drink beer and yell "Da Bears."

Evans' Ward, Raborn make a lethal combo
Maybe you remember that super fans skit on Saturday Night Live with George Wendt, who would drink beer and yell "Da Bears."

Sosa activated from disabled list by Orioles

Bear wanders into L.A. suburb, takes dip in pool
LOS ANGELES - A 140-pound bear wandered into a suburban neighborhood and took a dip in a swimming pool before being tranquilized and returned to the wild.

Odds and Ends
FENTON, Mich. - Chris MacIntosh didn't cry when he drove a power drill through his forearm, so it should come as no surprise that he shed no tears over losing a national contest for men of his ilk.

N.Y. sex offenders receiving Medicaid-reimbursed Viagra
ALBANY, N.Y. - Federal officials are scrambling to find a way to plug a legal loophole that allows convicted rapists and other high-risk sex offenders to receive erectile-dysfunction drugs paid for by Medicaid.

Odds and Ends
CANBERRA, Australia - Fair warning for all those planning to sneak talcum powder into Australia: The cops will be waiting.

Bear wanders into L.A. suburb, takes dip in pool
LOS ANGELES - A 140-pound bear wandered into a suburban neighborhood and took a dip in a swimming pool before being tranquilized and returned to the wild.

Oops! Drug dogs trained to detect talcum powder
CANBERRA, Australia - Fair warning for all those planning to sneak talcum powder into Australia: The cops will be waiting.

Odds and Ends
CANBERRA, Australia - Fair warning for all those planning to sneak talcum powder into Australia: The cops will be waiting.

Odds and Ends
FENTON, Mich. - Chris MacIntosh didn't cry when he drove a power drill through his forearm, so it should come as no surprise that he shed no tears over losing a national contest for men of his ilk.

Oops! Drug dogs trained to detect talcum powder
CANBERRA, Australia - Fair warning for all those planning to sneak talcum powder into Australia: The cops will be waiting.

N.Y. sex offenders receiving Medicaid-reimbursed Viagra
ALBANY, N.Y. - Federal officials are scrambling to find a way to plug a legal loophole that allows convicted rapists and other high-risk sex offenders to receive erectile-dysfunction drugs paid for by Medicaid.

Furcal, Giles hope to end slumps

Furcal, Giles hope to end slumps
ATLANTA - Given the wacky final two innings Monday in Atlanta's 8-6 win against New York, it was easy to lose sight of the big reasons why the Braves had those eight runs.

Furcal, Giles hope to end slumps
ATLANTA - Given the wacky final two innings Monday in Atlanta's 8-6 win against New York, it was easy to lose sight of the big reasons why the Braves had those eight runs.

Braves continue to slam Glavine
ATLANTA - You've got to wonder why Braves fans booed longtime Atlanta pitcher Tom Glavine as he walked from the Turner Field mound Tuesday night.

Call goes Braves' way in win
ATLANTA - It went down in the scorebook as an inning-ending, rally-killing double play.

'Trump University' plans announced
NEW YORK - He's built buildings, written books, married models and starred in a reality TV show. On Monday, Donald Trump announced his latest venture: Trump University.

Microsoft is facing deadline to comply in antitrust case
BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Union has given Microsoft Corp. until the end of the month to comply with its antitrust order or face punitive sanctions, the software producer and an EU official said Monday.

Apple news spurs tech rally
NEW YORK - Surging technology shares prompted more buying on Wall Street on Monday as investors welcomed analysts' upgrades and Apple Computer Inc.'s reported talks to use Intel Corp. chips in its computers.

Simple safeguards could protect personal data
NEW YORK - Stealing Social Security numbers and other sensitive data isn't always a cloak-and-dagger, ultra-sophisticated operation: It's often a low-tech job made easier by carelessness and flimsy safeguards.

Apple news spurs tech rally
NEW YORK - Surging technology shares prompted more buying on Wall Street on Monday as investors welcomed analysts' upgrades and Apple Computer Inc.'s reported talks to use Intel Corp. chips in its computers.

Senators push for repeal of alternative minimum tax

Senators push for repeal of alternative minimum tax
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have been building temporary dams to hold back the alternative minimum tax. Now, a bipartisan group of senators wants to eliminate the levy, originally aimed at wealthy tax dodgers, before it rushes into the middle class.

Government running out of surplus milk powder

Banks notify more than 100,000 customers of theft
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - More than 100,000 customers of Charlotte-based banks Wachovia Corp. and Bank of America Corp. have been notified of the theft of their financial records by bank employees.

Microsoft is facing deadline to comply in antitrust case

Senators push for repeal of alternative minimum tax
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have been building temporary dams to hold back the alternative minimum tax. Now, a bipartisan group of senators wants to eliminate the levy, originally aimed at wealthy tax dodgers, before it rushes into the middle class.

Fulcher Hagler is moving up in the downtown
Fulcher Hagler LLP is moving up in the world, seven floors up.

Microsoft is facing deadline to comply in antitrust case
BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Union has given Microsoft Corp. until the end of the month to comply with its antitrust order or face punitive sanctions, the software producer and an EU official said Monday.

Sales and prices of existing homes hit all-time highs
WASHINGTON - Existing homes were sold in April at the fastest pace in history as the nation's red-hot housing market just kept getting hotter.

Sales and prices of existing homes hit all-time highs

Microsoft to add aerial, satellite photos to search

AGY owes county back taxes
AIKEN - AGY Holding Corp., formerly known as Advanced Glassfiber Yarns LLC, owes $2.6 million in back taxes to Aiken County, records show.

Government running out of surplus milk powder
WASHINGTON - The government is projected to run out of surplus nonfat milk powder later this year, which is a good sign for dairy farmers but will cut into food aid programs for the poor.

Center means business for college
ATHENS, Ga. - When the Terry College of Business dean arrived at the University of Georgia, he saw opportunity.

Fed policymakers concerned about energy prices

'Trump University' plans announced
NEW YORK - He's built buildings, written books, married models and starred in a reality TV show. On Monday, Donald Trump announced his latest venture: Trump University.

Fulcher Hagler is moving up in the downtown
Fulcher Hagler LLP is moving up in the world, seven floors up.

Government running out of surplus milk powder
WASHINGTON - The government is projected to run out of surplus nonfat milk powder later this year, which is a good sign for dairy farmers but will cut into food aid programs for the poor.

Sales and prices of existing homes hit all-time highs
WASHINGTON - Existing homes were sold in April at the fastest pace in history as the nation's red-hot housing market just kept getting hotter.

AGY owes county back taxes
AIKEN - AGY Holding Corp., formerly known as Advanced Glassfiber Yarns LLC, owes $2.6 million in back taxes to Aiken County, records show.

Microsoft to add aerial, satellite photos to search
SEATTLE - Seeking an edge on Google Inc. in localized online search, Microsoft Corp. previewed on Monday a layered, geo-mapping service featuring aerial photographs and satellite images that it promised for later this year.

Center means business for college
ATHENS, Ga. - When the Terry College of Business dean arrived at the University of Georgia, he saw opportunity.

Fed policymakers concerned about energy prices
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve policymakers were concerned about energy prices stoking broader inflation when they met in early May but didn't believe they needed to raise short-term interest rates more aggressively.

AGY owes county back taxes

Simple safeguards could protect personal data

'Trump University' plans announced

Fulcher Hagler is moving up in the downtown

Fed policymakers concerned about energy prices
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve policymakers were concerned about energy prices stoking broader inflation when they met in early May but didn't believe they needed to raise short-term interest rates more aggressively.

Simple safeguards could protect personal data
NEW YORK - Stealing Social Security numbers and other sensitive data isn't always a cloak-and-dagger, ultra-sophisticated operation: It's often a low-tech job made easier by carelessness and flimsy safeguards.

Apple news spurs tech rally

Center means business for college

Microsoft to add aerial, satellite photos to search
SEATTLE - Seeking an edge on Google Inc. in localized online search, Microsoft Corp. previewed on Monday a layered, geo-mapping service featuring aerial photographs and satellite images that it promised for later this year.

Woods' game has influence on Shell

Being normal or obese is all in the measuring
In spite of one study that says those who are a bit overweight might live longer than those who are "normal weight," you still need to know where you stand - are you within your healthy weight range, overweight or obese? What that now-famous study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association failed to discuss was quality-of-life issues, including any diseases you might be living with during this longer life span. That's why it's critical to know your weight status. Many of us believe we can simply look in the mirror or jump on a scale, but that's just not the case.

Karzai's temper tantrum
On the eve of his visit with President Bush in Washington, the usually affable Afghanistan president, Hamid Karzai, suddenly threw a temper tantrum over U.S. military operations in his country and the treatment of prisoners.

A TAD more improvement
It sounds too good to be true: a community raising millions of dollars in new revenues to upgrade blighted neighborhoods without raising taxes.

Champions again
Successful athletes will tell you it's always tougher to stay at the top than to get there. Hence, it follows that the only achievement harder than winning a coveted championship is to defend it successfully.

Karzai's temper tantrum

Dismaying compromise
So who comes out ahead on the U.S. Senate's "historic" filibuster compromise? President Bush is promised the full Senate's up-or-down vote on only three of his filibustered federal appeal court nominees.

A TAD more improvement

Dean is a DNC bust
Howard Dean is turning out to be the kind of Democratic National Committee chairman that Republicans hoped he would be.

Champions again

Karzai's temper tantrum
On the eve of his visit with President Bush in Washington, the usually affable Afghanistan president, Hamid Karzai, suddenly threw a temper tantrum over U.S. military operations in his country and the treatment of prisoners.

Dismaying compromise

A TAD more improvement
It sounds too good to be true: a community raising millions of dollars in new revenues to upgrade blighted neighborhoods without raising taxes.

Dismaying compromise
So who comes out ahead on the U.S. Senate's "historic" filibuster compromise? President Bush is promised the full Senate's up-or-down vote on only three of his filibustered federal appeal court nominees.

Champions again
Successful athletes will tell you it's always tougher to stay at the top than to get there. Hence, it follows that the only achievement harder than winning a coveted championship is to defend it successfully.

The top five list
The top five list in entertainment.

Leno testifies Jackson's accuser was suspicious
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno testified Tuesday that the boy who is now accusing Michael Jackson of molestation was "overly effusive" and sounded suspicious in phone calls to him, but never asked for money.

People in the News
BANGKOK, Thailand - Czech supermodel Petra Nemcova has returned to Thailand to thank doctors and nurses who helped her recover from serious injuries sustained when the tsunami struck the resort island of Phuket.

People in the News
BANGKOK, Thailand - Czech supermodel Petra Nemcova has returned to Thailand to thank doctors and nurses who helped her recover from serious injuries sustained when the tsunami struck the resort island of Phuket.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - A Carl's Jr. commercial starring a scantily clad Paris Hilton frolicking with a water hose is too hot for a media watchdog group.

Report: Singer's cancer may postpone baby plans
MELBOURNE, Australia - Kylie Minogue's cancer treatment may force her and boyfriend Olivier Martinez to postpone plans to have a baby, New Idea magazine reported.

Leno testifies Jackson's accuser was suspicious
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno testified Tuesday that the boy who is now accusing Michael Jackson of molestation was "overly effusive" and sounded suspicious in phone calls to him, but never asked for money.

Paltrow named new face of Estee Lauder cosmetics
NEW YORK - Perhaps looking to capitalize on that "new mom" glow, Estee Lauder has named Gwyneth Paltrow as one of the faces of the makeup and fragrance brand.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - A Carl's Jr. commercial starring a scantily clad Paris Hilton frolicking with a water hose is too hot for a media watchdog group.

Small bites
Coincidences enliven daily life. Consider these three new, very different food books that happen to be lined up currently on bookstore shelves:

Chicken with ethnic flair is a delicious meal
One of the secrets of successfully paring recipes down to a few healthy basics is to focus on flavor, to make the finished dishes so tasty no one will feel they're missing out on anything.

Try crostini with peaches and blue cheese recipe
CONCORD, N.H. - Jeremy Jackson has done it again. Trouble is, I can't decide whether that's good.

Beginners fishing for help can cook by the book
Not even a good book can ensure total success the first time the new cook grabs a wet fish, but it can help. Plenty of illustrations can prepare the way, too, and the best reward is the wonderful taste when a recipe comes out just right.

Make this Pork with pesto dish in a jiffy

Try crostini with peaches and blue cheese recipe
CONCORD, N.H. - Jeremy Jackson has done it again. Trouble is, I can't decide whether that's good.

Try crostini with peaches and blue cheese recipe

Make this Pork with pesto dish in a jiffy
This is an ideal dish for those free-and-easy days when last-minute entertaining is one of the fair weather pleasures. The ingredients are a well-chosen handful, preparation is simple and the cook should have the main course on the table in about 20 minutes.

Beginners fishing for help can cook by the book

Beginners fishing for help can cook by the book
Not even a good book can ensure total success the first time the new cook grabs a wet fish, but it can help. Plenty of illustrations can prepare the way, too, and the best reward is the wonderful taste when a recipe comes out just right.

Make this Pork with pesto dish in a jiffy
This is an ideal dish for those free-and-easy days when last-minute entertaining is one of the fair weather pleasures. The ingredients are a well-chosen handful, preparation is simple and the cook should have the main course on the table in about 20 minutes.

Small bites
Coincidences enliven daily life. Consider these three new, very different food books that happen to be lined up currently on bookstore shelves:

Small bites

Ga. Tech prepares for postseason
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's postseason dress rehearsal starts today at The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Upcoming events

Women's tour on cusp of teenage takeover
ATLANTA - There were no champagne toasts last Sunday after Paula Creamer won the Sybase Classic in New Rochelle, N.Y. At 18, she's not old enough to drink alcohol, rent a car or sit with the high rollers in a casino.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Sorenstam must work for next win
The challenges keep coming for Annika Sorenstam. She also seems to meet every one.

Sorenstam must work for next win

Golf: Garcia rings stock exchange bell
NEW YORK - Sergio Garcia had a little business to take care of on Wall Street before heading home for a two-week vacation.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Women's tour on cusp of teenage takeover
ATLANTA - There were no champagne toasts last Sunday after Paula Creamer won the Sybase Classic in New Rochelle, N.Y. At 18, she's not old enough to drink alcohol, rent a car or sit with the high rollers in a casino.

Sorenstam must work for next win
The challenges keep coming for Annika Sorenstam. She also seems to meet every one.

Women's tour on cusp of teenage takeover

NHL labor talks to begin Wednesday
NEW YORK - Hoping to build off momentum from last week, the NHL and the players' association will resume labor talks Wednesday and Thursday in Chicago, back in a smaller-group format and without their respective leaders.

Dessert is summertime twist on Italian classic
Whether you stop by a strawberry farm and pick your own, purchase them from a corner stand or make a Saturday trip to the farmers market, there are many ways to enjoy fresh strawberries.

Dessert is summertime twist on Italian classic
Whether you stop by a strawberry farm and pick your own, purchase them from a corner stand or make a Saturday trip to the farmers market, there are many ways to enjoy fresh strawberries.

Dessert is summertime twist on Italian classic

Adoring dogs make us aim to be better humans
Our family dog celebrated his first birthday last week, so I guess he's 7.

Walker's attorney asks for mistrial
Before a word of testimony was uttered today, state Sen. Charles Walker's attorney asked for a mistrial because he said Mr. Walker does not have a jury of his peers.

Beaten man taken to hospital
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are investigating the severe beating of a 23-year-old Augusta man this morning.

Senate shows two faces on bankruptcy
In March, the U.S. Senate passed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention Act, which will become effective later this year. Lee Ringler, Augusta

'Chronicle' locksteps with liberals
The May 4 editorial "Abu Ghraib's Cover Girl," slamming Pfc. Lynndie England, was disappointing, and it demonstrates that The Augusta Chronicle has become, as Prof. Walter Williams so aptly put it, "a useful idiot for the liberal agenda."Allen W. Johnson, Augusta

Senate shows two faces on bankruptcy
In March, the U.S. Senate passed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention Act, which will become effective later this year. Lee Ringler, Augusta

Get fire chief with sense, not degree
I'd like to jump in on this fire chief business. So now a person must have a college degree. Where did these clowns come up with that idea?Arnold J. Throckmorton, Hephzibah

Preserve Senate's filibuster
I hope all moderate voices in Aiken pay close attention to what happens in the U.S. Senate this week.Andrew Moyer, Aiken, S.C.

Hospital staff cares genuinely
My family and I would like to publicly thank Wal-ton Rehabilitation Hospital for the quality of care my husband received during his recent stay there.Nancy Schriner, Sylvania

Hospital staff cares genuinely

Remember what we're fighting for

Remember what we're fighting for
Tracy Williams Jr.'s letter in the May 17 Chronicle ("War in Iraq causes rifts here, abroad") clearly indicates that he is devoid of knowledge of military strategy.Thomas L. Lamb, Augusta

Preserve Senate's filibuster

Get fire chief with sense, not degree
I'd like to jump in on this fire chief business. So now a person must have a college degree. Where did these clowns come up with that idea?Arnold J. Throckmorton, Hephzibah

Preserve Senate's filibuster
I hope all moderate voices in Aiken pay close attention to what happens in the U.S. Senate this week.Andrew Moyer, Aiken, S.C.

Remember what we're fighting for
Tracy Williams Jr.'s letter in the May 17 Chronicle ("War in Iraq causes rifts here, abroad") clearly indicates that he is devoid of knowledge of military strategy.Thomas L. Lamb, Augusta

Countless moral compasses confuse
The abortion industry was born of lies and thrives on lies, as demonstrated by Planned Parenthood's fraudulent claims of focusing on prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Paul W. Rosenthal, Martinez

Get fire chief with sense, not degree

Hospital staff cares genuinely
My family and I would like to publicly thank Wal-ton Rehabilitation Hospital for the quality of care my husband received during his recent stay there.Nancy Schriner, Sylvania

Senate shows two faces on bankruptcy

Health and fitness calendar

Icing down patients can avoid brain damage

Some air travelers head to the gym

Internet infection holds computer files hostage

Seniors calendar

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

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

Memorials let towns pay tribute to fallen troops
A veteran of three wars - World War II, Korea and Vietnam - Augusta resident Jesse Murga has made sure to spend some time visiting the monuments that memorialize his fallen comrades.

Icing down patients can avoid brain damage
WASHINGTON - For 24 hours, Hamilton Loeb lay unconscious inside a cold blue suit that put his brain on ice.

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

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

Living briefs
Though another season of The Apprentice has ended, Donald Trump is still with us, too. ABC's Trump Unauthorized traces his rise to even greater fortune and fame than achieved by his father, setbacks in his personal and business lives, and his speedy comeback. Check out The Donald in Trump Unauthorized at 9 on WJBF (Channel 6).

Internet infection holds computer files hostage
WASHINGTON - The latest threat to computer users doesn't destroy data or steal passwords - it locks up a person's electronic documents, effectively holding them hostage, and demands $200 over the Internet to get them back.

Some air travelers head to the gym
CHICAGO - When Harvey "Chip" Reed has a few hours to kill between flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, he doesn't wander aimlessly or fill up on fast food. He works out.

Icing down patients can avoid brain damage
WASHINGTON - For 24 hours, Hamilton Loeb lay unconscious inside a cold blue suit that put his brain on ice.

Some air travelers head to the gym
CHICAGO - When Harvey "Chip" Reed has a few hours to kill between flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, he doesn't wander aimlessly or fill up on fast food. He works out.

Internet infection holds computer files hostage
WASHINGTON - The latest threat to computer users doesn't destroy data or steal passwords - it locks up a person's electronic documents, effectively holding them hostage, and demands $200 over the Internet to get them back.

Living briefs
The new American Idol will be crowned tonight. That means, among other things, that television's May "sweeps" are ending, and Thursday you can catch up on plenty of shows that you might have missed the first time they were on. Catch the final at 8 on Fox (WFXG, Channel 54).

Ferguson era begins for Lynx
As new Augusta Lynx coach Bob Ferguson says, there are two ways to coach:

Ferguson era begins for Lynx
As new Augusta Lynx coach Bob Ferguson says, there are two ways to coach:

Ferguson era begins for Lynx

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
A fifth-grader's bloody attack on a teacher's assistant in Richmond County last month will result in a year of Alternative School for the boy, according to a tribunal report released Tuesday.

Seniors' choices create big bill
The weatherman is predicting mostly sunny skies today and Wednesday for six outdoor graduations in Richmond County, but the long-term forecast calls for stormy debates over the location of next year's ceremonies.

Georgia pupil heads to National Spelling Bee
NAHUNTA, Ga. - If you can name it, James Clark can probably spell it.

Many fail advancement tests
In the first year that Georgia's fifth-graders were required to pass math and reading tests for promotion, 21.6 percent of Richmond County pupils failed the math portion and 16.5 percent flopped on the reading test, school officials said.

Jury selection finished
It took almost 12 hours, but a jury was finally selected Monday for state Sen. Charles Walker's highly anticipated trial in U.S. District Court in Augusta.

Jurors hear two sides of Walker

Two dead after four-hour standoff

Future of gambling boat uncertain
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A new gambling boat has drifted into town as the Millionaire's Casino continues to flounder on River Street.

Majority to move up a grade

Perdue looks at partisan judicial races
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue said Monday that he could see himself supporting a constitutional amendment to turn future Georgia judicial elections into partisan contests because of the increasingly political nature of such races.

Class assists parents, children
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Last year, when Janet Scott tried to teach her 16-year-old daughter, Jasmine, to drive, the experience was aggravating.

Kid of the Day
Harris Carter is today's Kid of the Day.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Two of four Georgia bases tapped for closure by the Pentagon will be visited by federal commissioners Wednesday.

Damages were not caused by tornado
National Weather Service officials determined Monday that wind damage in Evans from a Friday afternoon thunderstorm was not the result of a tornado.

Extra weight brings higher risks for men
To the many health problems that come with packing on the pounds, men can add another: prostate cancer.

Experts discuss jury makeup in Walker trial

Aiken OKs annexation of 20 acres
AIKEN - Aiken City Council members approved annexing 20 acres of property into the city Monday night, but they agreed to safeguards requested by residents of a nearby subdivision who sought to protect their neighborhood from new development.

Majority to move up a grade
A majority of Columbia County's third- and fifth-graders passed standardized tests required for promotion to the next grade, Superintendent Tommy Price announced Tuesday.

Seniors' choices create big bill

OK'd budget to come up short
Columbia County school officials approved an unbalanced budget Tuesday night that might put the system about $2.7 million in the hole.

Many fail advancement tests

Two dead after four-hour standoff
HARLEM - Two people are dead after a Grovetown man shot his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself.

Across Georgia

Seniors' choices create big bill
The weatherman is predicting mostly sunny skies today and Wednesday for six outdoor graduations in Richmond County, but the long-term forecast calls for stormy debates over the location of next year's ceremonies.

Jury selection finished

Jury selection finished
It took almost 12 hours, but a jury was finally selected Monday for state Sen. Charles Walker's highly anticipated trial in U.S. District Court in Augusta.

News you can use

Extra weight brings higher risks for men
To the many health problems that come with packing on the pounds, men can add another: prostate cancer.

Aiken OKs annexation of 20 acres

State superintendent says progress is being made

Kid of the Day

Perdue looks at partisan judicial races
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue said Monday that he could see himself supporting a constitutional amendment to turn future Georgia judicial elections into partisan contests because of the increasingly political nature of such races.

Across the area

Board tells monitors to stop watching drivers

Extra weight brings higher risks for men

News you can use
Evenings in the Appleby Garden will be held at 8 p.m. at Appleby Library's garden, 2260 Walton Way. Peter Fletcher will be the featured performer Tuesday. The concerts are free. For more information, call 736-6244.

Woman charged in man's stabbing
A woman who was put on probation after breaking into her ex-boyfriend's house and torching a car in 2003 was jailed again Tuesday, charged with stabbing her ex-boyfriend, officials said.

Board tells monitors to stop watching drivers
Bus monitors should keep their eyes on the children and off the drivers.

News you can use
Evenings in the Appleby Garden will be held at 8 p.m. at Appleby Library's garden, 2260 Walton Way. Peter Fletcher will be the featured performer Tuesday. The concerts are free. For more information, call 736-6244.

Jurors hear two sides of Walker
Both sides agreed Tuesday that state Sen. Charles Walker is a wealthy man who didn't need to steal anything from anyone.

Across the area
AIKEN - An Aiken man was hospitalized after being shot in the neck early Monday, police said.

Railroad reveals formula in Graniteville settlement
COLUMBIA - Railroad owner Norfolk Southern would pay a family of five that was evacuated for nearly two weeks during one of the nation's deadliest chemical spills at least $15,000 for inconvenience and minor injuries under a preliminary class-action settlement filed late Monday in federal court.

Across the area

Old hospital building will house crisis unit
An Augusta mental health center will run a crisis stabilization unit in the former Georgia Regional Hospital building, despite some reservations expressed by its physicians.

Old hospital building will house crisis unit

Across the region
ATLANTA - Despite demands by a civil rights group that a county prosecutor reopen the case of a jailed man who died after he was stunned with a Taser, the district attorney said Tuesday he is not likely to reopen the case.

Kid of the Day
Johnmichael Cobb is today's Kid of the Day.

Experts discuss jury makeup in Walker trial
The majority of the federal jurors entrusted with finding the truth about the allegations against state Sen. Charles Walker are white, the public learned Tuesday morning.

Across the area
AIKEN - An Aiken man was hospitalized after being shot in the neck early Monday, police said.

State superintendent says progress is being made
ATLANTA - The state Department of Education has begun to win back much of the trust destroyed after the fall of former Superintendent Linda Schrenko, who is awaiting trial on federal charges, her successor said Monday.

Class assists parents, children

Damages were not caused by tornado
National Weather Service officials determined Monday that wind damage in Evans from a Friday afternoon thunderstorm was not the result of a tornado.

Jurors hear two sides of Walker
Both sides agreed Tuesday that state Sen. Charles Walker is a wealthy man who didn't need to steal anything from anyone.

Georgia pupil heads to National Spelling Bee
NAHUNTA, Ga. - If you can name it, James Clark can probably spell it.

OK'd budget to come up short
Columbia County school officials approved an unbalanced budget Tuesday night that might put the system about $2.7 million in the hole.

Class assists parents, children
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Last year, when Janet Scott tried to teach her 16-year-old daughter, Jasmine, to drive, the experience was aggravating.

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Across the region

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - Five people died during the first of two back-to-back biker rallies in Myrtle Beach.

Aiken OKs annexation of 20 acres
AIKEN - Aiken City Council members approved annexing 20 acres of property into the city Monday night, but they agreed to safeguards requested by residents of a nearby subdivision who sought to protect their neighborhood from new development.

Old hospital building will house crisis unit
An Augusta mental health center will run a crisis stabilization unit in the former Georgia Regional Hospital building, despite some reservations expressed by its physicians.

Perdue looks at partisan judicial races

Across the area
A fifth-grader's bloody attack on a teacher's assistant in Richmond County last month will result in a year of Alternative School for the boy, according to a tribunal report released Tuesday.

Damages were not caused by tornado

Two dead after four-hour standoff
HARLEM - Two people are dead after a Grovetown man shot his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself.

State superintendent says progress is being made
ATLANTA - The state Department of Education has begun to win back much of the trust destroyed after the fall of former Superintendent Linda Schrenko, who is awaiting trial on federal charges, her successor said Monday.

Across the region
ATLANTA - Despite demands by a civil rights group that a county prosecutor reopen the case of a jailed man who died after he was stunned with a Taser, the district attorney said Tuesday he is not likely to reopen the case.

Walker's attorney asks for mistrial
Before a word of testimony was uttered today, state Sen. Charles Walker's attorney asked for a mistrial because he said Mr. Walker does not have a jury of his peers.

Experts discuss jury makeup in Walker trial
The majority of the federal jurors entrusted with finding the truth about the allegations against state Sen. Charles Walker are white, the public learned Tuesday morning.

OK'd budget to come up short

Kid of the Day
Harris Carter is today's Kid of the Day.

Kid of the Day
Johnmichael Cobb is today's Kid of the Day.

Officials to tour school
ATHENS, Ga. - Members of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission will visit the Navy Supply Corps School today as part of a fact-finding mission to assess whether the Prince Avenue facility should close.

Officials to tour school

Future of gambling boat uncertain
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A new gambling boat has drifted into town as the Millionaire's Casino continues to flounder on River Street.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Two of four Georgia bases tapped for closure by the Pentagon will be visited by federal commissioners Wednesday.

Officials to tour school
ATHENS, Ga. - Members of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission will visit the Navy Supply Corps School today as part of a fact-finding mission to assess whether the Prince Avenue facility should close.

Many fail advancement tests
In the first year that Georgia's fifth-graders were required to pass math and reading tests for promotion, 21.6 percent of Richmond County pupils failed the math portion and 16.5 percent flopped on the reading test, school officials said.

Sorority tutors pupils as part of program
Eleven-year-old Malcom Johnson responded quickly when asked about his future.

Railroad reveals formula in Graniteville settlement
COLUMBIA - Railroad owner Norfolk Southern would pay a family of five that was evacuated for nearly two weeks during one of the nation's deadliest chemical spills at least $15,000 for inconvenience and minor injuries under a preliminary class-action settlement filed late Monday in federal court.

Walker's attorney asks for mistrial

Future of gambling boat uncertain

Georgia pupil heads to National Spelling Bee

Sorority tutors pupils as part of program

Sorority tutors pupils as part of program
Eleven-year-old Malcom Johnson responded quickly when asked about his future.

Kid of the Day

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Railroad reveals formula in Graniteville settlement

Board tells monitors to stop watching drivers
Bus monitors should keep their eyes on the children and off the drivers.

Majority to move up a grade
A majority of Columbia County's third- and fifth-graders passed standardized tests required for promotion to the next grade, Superintendent Tommy Price announced Tuesday.

Some see no need for arena
Several members of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority don't want the public to support a $60 million general obligation bond for construction of a new entertainment and sports arena at the Regency Mall site.

Coach might be missing Lynx
Any convening of commonly bonded sports fans is a lot like the political kind - they come to hear what they want to hear.

Coach might be missing Lynx
Any convening of commonly bonded sports fans is a lot like the political kind - they come to hear what they want to hear.

At the Movies: 'Madagascar'
"Make it fresh," Alex the Lion advises his best buddy, Marty the Zebra, when trying to entertain crowds at the Central Park Zoo.

At the Movies: 'Madagascar'

At the Movies: 'Madagascar'
"Make it fresh," Alex the Lion advises his best buddy, Marty the Zebra, when trying to entertain crowds at the Central Park Zoo.

Opera highlights this year's Spoleto Festival USA
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Even at a cultural event with a reputation for opera, this season's Spoleto Festival USA could be considered the year of the opera.

Opera highlights this year's Spoleto Festival USA

Opera highlights this year's Spoleto Festival USA
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Even at a cultural event with a reputation for opera, this season's Spoleto Festival USA could be considered the year of the opera.

Cheeks and Iverson glad to be back together
PHILADELPHIA - Maurice Cheeks got his dream job. Allen Iverson has the coach he always wanted.

Cheeks and Iverson glad to be back together

Cheeks and Iverson glad to be back together
PHILADELPHIA - Maurice Cheeks got his dream job. Allen Iverson has the coach he always wanted.

'Mr. Sonic' hasn't had time to consider a return
SEATTLE - Seattle SuperSonics coach Nate McMillan couldn't say Monday if he'll return next season, simply because he hasn't had time to consider the question.

'Mr. Sonic' hasn't had time to consider a return

'Mr. Sonic' hasn't had time to consider a return
SEATTLE - Seattle SuperSonics coach Nate McMillan couldn't say Monday if he'll return next season, simply because he hasn't had time to consider the question.

Patriots bring back Troy Brown

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Overtime

Andre Agassi at crossroads in career

Overtime

Sharapova reaches second round at Open
PARIS - Maria Sharapova savored her first-round triumph at the French Open on Tuesday even though she struggled throughout the match.

Overtime
In Greensboro, S.C., the Greensboro Grasshoppers scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 5-4 comeback victory over the Augusta GreenJackets on Tuesday afternoon.

Andre Agassi at crossroads in career
PARIS - His back rigid, his feet shuffling in stutter steps, his face contorted from a burning pain down his leg, Andre Agassi arrived at a crisis in his career.

Andre Agassi at crossroads in career
PARIS - His back rigid, his feet shuffling in stutter steps, his face contorted from a burning pain down his leg, Andre Agassi arrived at a crisis in his career.

Overtime
John Bowen was named the new head football coach for Hephzibah High School by the Richmond County Public School System on Monday.

Overtime
John Bowen was named the new head football coach for Hephzibah High School by the Richmond County Public School System on Monday.

Overtime
In Greensboro, S.C., the Greensboro Grasshoppers scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 5-4 comeback victory over the Augusta GreenJackets on Tuesday afternoon.

Patriots bring back Troy Brown
BOSTON - Two-way Troy is coming back for a 12th season with the New England Patriots.

Patriots bring back Troy Brown
BOSTON - Two-way Troy is coming back for a 12th season with the New England Patriots.

Coach might be missing Lynx

'Jeopardy!' ace to star in new game show
NEW YORK - More than pride, a cottage industry may be at stake when "Jeopardy!" ace Ken Jennings takes on two challengers in the game show's $2 million challenge that airs this week.

'Jeopardy!' ace to star in new game show
NEW YORK - More than pride, a cottage industry may be at stake when "Jeopardy!" ace Ken Jennings takes on two challengers in the game show's $2 million challenge that airs this week.

Jenny McCarthy risks being 'Bad Girl'
LOS ANGELES - Jenny McCarthy was risque even at age 6. Grinning broadly during a recent interview, she recounts how she cracked up the mothers waiting to pick up their kids at her kindergarten with a slightly off-color joke aimed at her teacher.

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of May 16-22. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

What's in store for the women of Wisteria Lane?
NEW YORK - The desperate divas of Wisteria Lane have brought their first season to a smashing close. So what's in store for Year Two for ABC's hit melodrama from the 'burbs?

'Sopranos' star to join cast of 'Law & Order'
NEW YORK - Annabella Sciorra is the latest "Sopranos" star to cross police lines to "Law & Order."

TV's big stories need more than an hour to tell
The history of episodic television is told, for the most part, in convenient hour and half-hour chunks. The stories are spawned, explored and wrapped up neatly in the short period between the opening and ending credits - most of the time.

TV's big stories need more than an hour to tell
The history of episodic television is told, for the most part, in convenient hour and half-hour chunks. The stories are spawned, explored and wrapped up neatly in the short period between the opening and ending credits - most of the time.

TV's big stories need more than an hour to tell

What's in store for the women of Wisteria Lane?

'Jeopardy!' ace to star in new game show

What's in store for the women of Wisteria Lane?
NEW YORK - The desperate divas of Wisteria Lane have brought their first season to a smashing close. So what's in store for Year Two for ABC's hit melodrama from the 'burbs?

Three season finales top 30 millions viewers
NEW YORK - In a positive sign for network television as its traditional season nears its end, three scripted series drew more than 30 million viewers in the past week, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Leno testifies Jackson's accuser was suspicious

People in the News

People in the News

Bulldog on base
Former Georgia and NFL quarterback Eric Zeier (right) high fives Gaige Smelser, 11, of Grovetown, at a Fort Gordon football clinic.

Bulldog on base
Former Georgia and NFL quarterback Eric Zeier (right) high fives Gaige Smelser, 11, of Grovetown, at a Fort Gordon football clinic.

Bulldog on base

Gamecocks head to SEC tournament
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Sure, it was last place and overmatched Kentucky. But don't tell South Carolina its three-game sweep of the Wildcats this past weekend wasn't exactly what it needed heading to the Southeastern Conference tournament this week.

Gamecocks head to SEC tournament

Gamecocks head to SEC tournament
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Sure, it was last place and overmatched Kentucky. But don't tell South Carolina its three-game sweep of the Wildcats this past weekend wasn't exactly what it needed heading to the Southeastern Conference tournament this week.

Woods' game has influence on Shell
It's no coincidence that Regions Cup golfer Ryan Shell swings like Tiger Woods.

Woods' game has influence on Shell
It's no coincidence that Regions Cup golfer Ryan Shell swings like Tiger Woods.

Let mom know son is amazing
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend is amazing. He loves me and does (everything) for me. His mom seems to have a problem with that.

Xtreme calendar
TASSEL TURN: Celebrate graduation with these Richmond County schools: the Academy of Richmond County, Butler and Josey have their high school ceremonies at 7:30 p.m., while Cross Creek begins its pomp and circumstance at 9 a.m. All graduations will be at each school's stadium. In the event of inclement weather, the celebrations will take place in the gym.

Prom pics
Seniors Derrick Thurmond and Michelle Callaham attend Strom Thurmond High School's "Red Carpet Affair" on April 16.

Prom pics
Seniors Derrick Thurmond and Michelle Callaham attend Strom Thurmond High School's "Red Carpet Affair" on April 16.

Let mom know son is amazing
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend is amazing. He loves me and does (everything) for me. His mom seems to have a problem with that.

Question of the week
Should you walk at graduation if you haven't earned your final credits?

Xtreme calendar

Board is chance to share opinions, reach peers
They get put into a room with pizza and drinks and are asked to start the process of creating Xtreme, a newspaper section that teens across the area can relate to, find a voice in and are informed by.

Let mom know son is amazing

Xtreme calendar
TASSEL TURN: Celebrate graduation with these Richmond County schools: the Academy of Richmond County, Butler and Josey have their high school ceremonies at 7:30 p.m., while Cross Creek begins its pomp and circumstance at 9 a.m. All graduations will be at each school's stadium. In the event of inclement weather, the celebrations will take place in the gym.

Prom pics

Board is chance to share opinions, reach peers

Question of the week
Should you walk at graduation if you haven't earned your final credits?

Board is chance to share opinions, reach peers
They get put into a room with pizza and drinks and are asked to start the process of creating Xtreme, a newspaper section that teens across the area can relate to, find a voice in and are informed by.

Question of the week

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Oops! Drug dogs trained to detect talcum powder

N.Y. sex offenders receiving Medicaid-reimbursed Viagra

Bear wanders into L.A. suburb, takes dip in pool