'Doubt' expected to get the best-play Tony

'Doubt' expected to get the best-play Tony
NEW YORK - No "Doubt" about it. The 2005 Tony Award for best play will go to John Patrick Shanley.

'Spelling Bee' funny man rises from obscurity
NEW YORK - Dan Fogler is cracking himself up at the Palm. Posing for photographs, he grabs handfuls of his frizzy, shoulder-length hair and yanks it straight up, opening his mouth wide in a silent scream. Then he whisks a napkin off a table and drapes it over his arm, affecting the pose of a stuffy maitre d'.

Arab-American memoir evokes tastes of Middle East
PORTLAND, Ore. - Food memoirs were once the sole province of such confirmed culinary superstars as M.F.K. Fisher, whose prose was filled with tantalizing descriptions of summer picnics and late night tete-a-tetes over cheese and figs.

Arab-American memoir evokes tastes of Middle East
PORTLAND, Ore. - Food memoirs were once the sole province of such confirmed culinary superstars as M.F.K. Fisher, whose prose was filled with tantalizing descriptions of summer picnics and late night tete-a-tetes over cheese and figs.

'Doubt' expected to get the best-play Tony
NEW YORK - No "Doubt" about it. The 2005 Tony Award for best play will go to John Patrick Shanley.

'Spelling Bee' funny man rises from obscurity

'Spelling Bee' funny man rises from obscurity
NEW YORK - Dan Fogler is cracking himself up at the Palm. Posing for photographs, he grabs handfuls of his frizzy, shoulder-length hair and yanks it straight up, opening his mouth wide in a silent scream. Then he whisks a napkin off a table and drapes it over his arm, affecting the pose of a stuffy maitre d'.

Arab-American memoir evokes tastes of Middle East

White Sox squeak by Angels

Westside stays true to its plan

Westside stays true to its plan
It's not what they do. It's how the Westside Patriots do it that makes them so successful.

White Sox squeak by Angels
CHICAGO -Timo Perez, a replacement for the injured Frank Thomas, singled in two runs in the ninth inning to give the Chicago White Sox a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

Knights can't produce rally

Patriots following own script
ADEL, Ga. - It's so corny that it had to be made up. Or planned. Westside's Patriots took a charter bus to the Class AA baseball semifinals Monday in Adel.

Patriots following own script

Knights can't produce rally
LEESBURG, Ga. - It was a time-tested formula for the Evans baseball team this postseason.

Westside stays true to its plan
It's not what they do. It's how the Westside Patriots do it that makes them so successful.

Patriots following own script
ADEL, Ga. - It's so corny that it had to be made up. Or planned. Westside's Patriots took a charter bus to the Class AA baseball semifinals Monday in Adel.

White Sox squeak by Angels
CHICAGO -Timo Perez, a replacement for the injured Frank Thomas, singled in two runs in the ninth inning to give the Chicago White Sox a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

Knights can't produce rally
LEESBURG, Ga. - It was a time-tested formula for the Evans baseball team this postseason.

Don't take your barber's advice about vacation

Odds and Ends
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - City officials are saying "No, you don't" to couples who want to say "I do."

Odds and Ends
LANGHORNE, Pa. - When Michele Hutchison's baby is born, she envisions more than a pure bundle of bouncing joy. She also sees a potential billboard.

Odds and Ends
LANGHORNE, Pa. - When Michele Hutchison's baby is born, she envisions more than a pure bundle of bouncing joy. She also sees a potential billboard.

Odds and Ends
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - City officials are saying "No, you don't" to couples who want to say "I do."

Sound of revving mo-ped becomes a hit single
LONDON - A cell phone ring tone appeared set to top the British singles chart Sunday, outselling the new single by the band Coldplay by nearly four to one, a music retailer said.

Braves' bullpen falters again

Johnson adjusting quickly to majors
WASHINGTON - Kelly Johnson said, in making his major-league debut at home Sunday, he felt like the Bearded Lady or something big-toppish.

Nationals hang on to defeat Braves
WASHINGTON - Despite a series of missteps in the field, at the plate and on the basepaths, the Washington Nationals were clinging to a one-run lead against the Atlanta Braves in the seventh inning when Brian Jordan hit a shot to left field.

Braves suspect foul play

Nationals hang on to defeat Braves

Johnson adjusting quickly to majors

Robinson admits call was wrong

Nationals hang on to defeat Braves
WASHINGTON - Despite a series of missteps in the field, at the plate and on the basepaths, the Washington Nationals were clinging to a one-run lead against the Atlanta Braves in the seventh inning when Brian Jordan hit a shot to left field.

Braves suspect foul play
WASHINGTON - In a city loaded with lobbyists and packed with politicians, the Washington Nationals, even in their first year here, proved expertly Monday at RFK Stadium that they understand the powers of persuasion.

Braves' bullpen falters again
WASHINGTON - The Atlanta Braves got four scoreless innings out of Mike Hampton's still-healing strained forearm.

Braves suspect foul play
WASHINGTON - In a city loaded with lobbyists and packed with politicians, the Washington Nationals, even in their first year here, proved expertly Monday at RFK Stadium that they understand the powers of persuasion.

Robinson admits call was wrong
WASHINGTON - Nationals manager Frank Robinson reversed his own call about Monday's overturned home run in Washington's 3-2 win against Atlanta.

Braves' bullpen falters again
WASHINGTON - The Atlanta Braves got four scoreless innings out of Mike Hampton's still-healing strained forearm.

Robinson admits call was wrong
WASHINGTON - Nationals manager Frank Robinson reversed his own call about Monday's overturned home run in Washington's 3-2 win against Atlanta.

Johnson adjusting quickly to majors
WASHINGTON - Kelly Johnson said, in making his major-league debut at home Sunday, he felt like the Bearded Lady or something big-toppish.

Auto suppliers have low level of trust in Big Three
DETROIT - Auto-parts suppliers' trust in General Motors Corp. is at its lowest level in 15 years, according to a survey by a Michigan consulting firm.

Are the dollar's gains here to stay?
NEW YORK - It may be too soon to call the dollar's recent rise a full-fledged turnaround. And there may be some in corporate America who are just fine with that.

Are the dollar's gains here to stay?

Music variety format takes off on the radio
CHICAGO - The posters hanging on the walls of the broadcasting booth at Nine FM are as eclectic as the music the radio station plays - Pink Floyd and Aerosmith sharing space with the Marx Brothers, the Rat Pack and the Beatles.

Buybacks aren't necessarily bullish
NEW YORK - The way companies like to spin stock buybacks, they make them seem like a no-lose situation for investors. But the truth is that share repurchases often do little or nothing to boost shareholder value.

Consumer confidence rebounds in May

Some see the beginning of the end of oil

Disappointing data send stocks slipping

Buybacks aren't necessarily bullish
NEW YORK - The way companies like to spin stock buybacks, they make them seem like a no-lose situation for investors. But the truth is that share repurchases often do little or nothing to boost shareholder value.

Town center rules may spread
The Evans Town Center could be headed to other Columbia County corridors - or at least most of its requirements could.

China unravels its textile concessions
BEIJING - China on Monday scrapped concessions meant to avert a trade war with the United States and Europe, withdrawing a plan to sharply increase export duties on Chinese-made textiles that are flooding foreign markets.

Consumer confidence rebounds in May
NEW YORK - Consumer confidence unexpectedly rebounded in May after declining in April, as worries about the economy and jobs eased, a private research group said Tuesday. But another closely watched report that tracks Midwestern manufacturing activity fell in May.

China unravels its textile concessions
BEIJING - China on Monday scrapped concessions meant to avert a trade war with the United States and Europe, withdrawing a plan to sharply increase export duties on Chinese-made textiles that are flooding foreign markets.

Auto suppliers have low level of trust in Big Three
DETROIT - Auto-parts suppliers' trust in General Motors Corp. is at its lowest level in 15 years, according to a survey by a Michigan consulting firm.

Music variety format takes off on the radio

Disappointing data send stocks slipping
NEW YORK - A surprisingly weak reading on the manufacturing sector sent stocks mostly lower Tuesday as investors feared that the economy has indeed run into a soft patch.

Buybacks aren't necessarily bullish

Andersen conviction is vacated
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court threw out the conviction of the Arthur Andersen accounting firm for destroying Enron Corp.-related documents, ruling unanimously Tuesday that the jury instructions were too broad.

China unravels its textile concessions

Board selects new directors
The First Bank of Georgia broth now has six more cooks - but company officials are confident that will only make its business recipe sweeter.

Some see the beginning of the end of oil
Could the petroleum joyride - cheap, abundant oil that has sent the global economy whizzing along with the pedal to the metal and the AC blasting for decades - be coming to an end?

Consumer confidence rebounds in May
NEW YORK - Consumer confidence unexpectedly rebounded in May after declining in April, as worries about the economy and jobs eased, a private research group said Tuesday. But another closely watched report that tracks Midwestern manufacturing activity fell in May.

Music variety format takes off on the radio
CHICAGO - The posters hanging on the walls of the broadcasting booth at Nine FM are as eclectic as the music the radio station plays - Pink Floyd and Aerosmith sharing space with the Marx Brothers, the Rat Pack and the Beatles.

CEOs lower expectations of economic growth
WASHINGTON - U.S. chief executives are much less optimistic about the economic outlook than they were three months ago, although most expect economic growth to be strong enough to drive up sales, according to a new survey.

Some see the beginning of the end of oil
Could the petroleum joyride - cheap, abundant oil that has sent the global economy whizzing along with the pedal to the metal and the AC blasting for decades - be coming to an end?

Disappointing data send stocks slipping
NEW YORK - A surprisingly weak reading on the manufacturing sector sent stocks mostly lower Tuesday as investors feared that the economy has indeed run into a soft patch.

Are the dollar's gains here to stay?
NEW YORK - It may be too soon to call the dollar's recent rise a full-fledged turnaround. And there may be some in corporate America who are just fine with that.

Andersen conviction is vacated
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court threw out the conviction of the Arthur Andersen accounting firm for destroying Enron Corp.-related documents, ruling unanimously Tuesday that the jury instructions were too broad.

Auto suppliers have low level of trust in Big Three

Board selects new directors
The First Bank of Georgia broth now has six more cooks - but company officials are confident that will only make its business recipe sweeter.

Board selects new directors

Andersen conviction is vacated

This is one ace Payne is counting

Amnesty's lies
In its annual report on human rights, Amnesty International describes the U.S-run Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba as "the gulag of our times" - so bad that U.S. leaders such as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld deserve to face prosecution in international courts for the prisoners' treatment.

Think of others, too
Cal Ripken will forever be remembered as baseball's Iron Man - for having played in a record 2,632 consecutive games. And nothing will ever detract from that amazing achievement.

Amnesty's lies

Think of others, too
Cal Ripken will forever be remembered as baseball's Iron Man - for having played in a record 2,632 consecutive games. And nothing will ever detract from that amazing achievement.

Teaching the Constitution
Some in the education establishment are upset with the law Congress passed last year requiring schools and colleges that receive federal money to hold classes on the U.S. Constitution and its legacy.

Graham's wake-up call
Just 72 hours after the bipartisan "gang of 14" moderates ushered in a new era of comity and cooperation with their grand compromise to get three of President Bush's appeal court nominees confirmed, the Democrats went on another filibuster binge - against U.N. ambassador-designate John Bolton.

Amnesty's lies
In its annual report on human rights, Amnesty International describes the U.S-run Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba as "the gulag of our times" - so bad that U.S. leaders such as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld deserve to face prosecution in international courts for the prisoners' treatment.

Think of others, too

People in the News
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's prime minister on Monday bestowed a national honor on British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, praising his support of Hungarian culture.

Actor Christian Slater accused of groping a woman
NEW YORK - Actor Christian Slater was arrested early Tuesday and charged with groping a woman on a Manhattan street, police said.

Movies, TV latest reinvention for wrestling's Goldberg
ATLANTA - In the late '90s, when pro wrestling ruled the entertainment universe, a man called Goldberg was its biggest star.

Actor Jared Padalecki wary after failed TV pilot
LOS ANGELES - Jared Padalecki knew better than to count on his new drama being picked up by a TV network. "Young MacGyver" never made it on the air.

Paris Hilton engaged to Paris Latsis
LOS ANGELES - It's a match made in heaven: an heir and an heiress, both named Paris.

People in the News
ALBANY, N.Y. - Cyndi Lauper may have sold millions of albums, but that doesn't mean she wants to pay much more than $500 for her Manhattan apartment.

Movies, TV latest reinvention for wrestling's Goldberg
ATLANTA - In the late '90s, when pro wrestling ruled the entertainment universe, a man called Goldberg was its biggest star.

People in the News
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's prime minister on Monday bestowed a national honor on British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, praising his support of Hungarian culture.

Actor Jared Padalecki wary after failed TV pilot
LOS ANGELES - Jared Padalecki knew better than to count on his new drama being picked up by a TV network. "Young MacGyver" never made it on the air.

These vegetarian cookbooks are worth using
CONCORD, N.H. - Huge cookbooks generally annoy me. Sure, some of them are great. Cook's Illustrated's tome "The New Best Recipe" (America's Test Kitchen, 2004, $35) is one example. Its more than 1,000 recipes are well written and thoroughly tested.

Low-fat grilled pork chops are a snap to make

Delta senator has soul food restaurant success
CLEVELAND, Miss. - Some folks go to The Senator's Place for lunches of deep-fried catfish, creamy grits and sinfully rich banana pudding.

These vegetarian cookbooks are worth using
CONCORD, N.H. - Huge cookbooks generally annoy me. Sure, some of them are great. Cook's Illustrated's tome "The New Best Recipe" (America's Test Kitchen, 2004, $35) is one example. Its more than 1,000 recipes are well written and thoroughly tested.

Small bites
Supermarkets are getting better about stocking ethnic ingredients, but they can still be hard to find, a feature in the June issue of Cook's Illustrated magazine points out. So, the magazine's editors suggest some substitutes, including:

Low-fat grilled pork chops are a snap to make
Grilled boneless pork chops are an easy choice for a low-fat meal. Doesn't have to be a dull choice, though, especially when the cook gives it an original touch, as in this recipe that's lifted out of the ordinary with rhubarb chutney.

Salads can seduce with a dash of difference
Spring into summer with salads, but give your salads a role with dash of difference, a character variation.

Salads can seduce with a dash of difference
Spring into summer with salads, but give your salads a role with dash of difference, a character variation.

Delta senator has soul food restaurant success

Delta senator has soul food restaurant success
CLEVELAND, Miss. - Some folks go to The Senator's Place for lunches of deep-fried catfish, creamy grits and sinfully rich banana pudding.

Salads can seduce with a dash of difference

Small bites
Supermarkets are getting better about stocking ethnic ingredients, but they can still be hard to find, a feature in the June issue of Cook's Illustrated magazine points out. So, the magazine's editors suggest some substitutes, including:

Small bites

Low-fat grilled pork chops are a snap to make
Grilled boneless pork chops are an easy choice for a low-fat meal. Doesn't have to be a dull choice, though, especially when the cook gives it an original touch, as in this recipe that's lifted out of the ordinary with rhubarb chutney.

These vegetarian cookbooks are worth using

Tech carries momentum into NCAA regional
ATLANTA - As the coach of the only team to have its third consecutive top-eight national seed in this year's NCAA tournament, Danny Hall says Georgia Tech is the envy of many baseball programs.

Tech carries momentum into NCAA regional
ATLANTA - As the coach of the only team to have its third consecutive top-eight national seed in this year's NCAA tournament, Danny Hall says Georgia Tech is the envy of many baseball programs.

Tech carries momentum into NCAA regional

Shortstop is no longer frustrated
After a blistering start to the season, Augusta GreenJackets shortstop Marcus Sanders slumped badly once the second month of the season began.

Shortstop is no longer frustrated
After a blistering start to the season, Augusta GreenJackets shortstop Marcus Sanders slumped badly once the second month of the season began.

World-renowned golf writer dies

Waiting is finally over for Jaguars
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - After watching his golfers play two practice rounds the past two days, Augusta State golf coach Josh Gregory can hardly wait for the NCAA Division I Championships to begin.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Goshen event on hold
The Goshen Golf Classic has been postponed, leaving just one Regions Cup tournament for July.

From competitor to ceremonial golfer
DUBLIN, Ohio - If he could write the script to the end of his storied career, Jack Nicklaus wouldn't just walk across the Swilken Bridge at St. Andrews on Sunday, it would be late in the afternoon, and the engraver already would be etching his name on the silver claret jug.

World-renowned golf writer dies
Herbert Warren Wind, the golf writer who came up with the nickname Amen Corner to describe Augusta National Golf Club's 11th, 12th and 13th holes, died Monday. He was 89.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Upcoming Events

Goshen event on hold
The Goshen Golf Classic has been postponed, leaving just one Regions Cup tournament for July.

USC Aiken's best receive more awards
Coming off their second consecutive NCAA Division II title, the top four players on the USC Aiken golf team received more accolades.

From competitor to ceremonial golfer
DUBLIN, Ohio - If he could write the script to the end of his storied career, Jack Nicklaus wouldn't just walk across the Swilken Bridge at St. Andrews on Sunday, it would be late in the afternoon, and the engraver already would be etching his name on the silver claret jug.

From competitor to ceremonial golfer

World-renowned golf writer dies
Herbert Warren Wind, the golf writer who came up with the nickname Amen Corner to describe Augusta National Golf Club's 11th, 12th and 13th holes, died Monday. He was 89.

Goshen event on hold

Shortstop is no longer frustrated

Active hurricane season expected this year
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The new hurricane season starting Wednesday may be too soon for South Carolinians who last year weathered the busiest season in more than century.

N.C. keeping watch as hurricane season starts
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Residents of western North Carolina are warily eyeing the start of hurricane season Wednesday after the remnants of two storms last year touched off destructive flooding in the mountains.

Burgers pack big taste into small package
When my children are home for the summer, I try to make dinner fun.

Don't take your barber's advice about vacation
June is almost here. The summer vacation season is about to begin, and what better way to mark them both than with this story:

Don't take your barber's advice about vacation
June is almost here. The summer vacation season is about to begin, and what better way to mark them both than with this story:

Attorneys close out Walker trial
To prosecutors, state Sen. Charles Walker abused the trust and faith of voters, customers, hospitals officials and those who gave and received from the charity he started.

In Williams case, many people lose

Filibuster deal was a betrayal
I'm sure you've heard about the so-called deal put together by "moderate" Democrats and Republicans in the U. S. Senate, which stopped Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist from putting a halt to the Democrats' unconstitutional judicial filibusters ... Neal B. Dillon, Aiken, S.C.

In Williams case, many people lose
Regarding the stories about the recent Robin Williams case: In all I have read and heard, I heard nothing about the nonmonetary losses.Annie Payton, Augusta

Starve beast of bad government
Augusta's consolidated government has become a monster with a vampire's thirst for the lifeblood of its citizenry.Joseph J. O'Connell, Augusta

Require permits to acquire pit bulls

Filibuster deal was a betrayal

Filibuster deal was a betrayal
I'm sure you've heard about the so-called deal put together by "moderate" Democrats and Republicans in the U. S. Senate, which stopped Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist from putting a halt to the Democrats' unconstitutional judicial filibusters ... Neal B. Dillon, Aiken, S.C.

Last pope was much too conservative

Require permits to acquire pit bulls
We make people take a test before we give them licenses to drive, because of the potential danger to the public if the car isn't handled properly. Gerald Roberts, Augusta

Starve beast of bad government

Keep Viagra from sex offenders
A startling news article recently stated that a 1998 directive from federal officials told states that Medicaid prescription programs must include Viagra. Al Kotras, Augusta

Last pope was much too conservative
In response to Larry Stenger's April 7 letter to the editor, "Truth trumps idle speculation on pope," I find myself quite bemused by his comments.Alexander Thurmond, Grovetown

Keep Viagra from sex offenders

Require permits to acquire pit bulls
We make people take a test before we give them licenses to drive, because of the potential danger to the public if the car isn't handled properly. Gerald Roberts, Augusta

Last pope was much too conservative
In response to Larry Stenger's April 7 letter to the editor, "Truth trumps idle speculation on pope," I find myself quite bemused by his comments.Alexander Thurmond, Grovetown

Remember leader of Confederacy
A man who certainly has received the worst treatment by revisionist historians is Jefferson Davis. Robert L. Gordon, North Augusta, S.C.

Starve beast of bad government
Augusta's consolidated government has become a monster with a vampire's thirst for the lifeblood of its citizenry.Joseph J. O'Connell, Augusta

Keep Viagra from sex offenders
A startling news article recently stated that a 1998 directive from federal officials told states that Medicaid prescription programs must include Viagra. Al Kotras, Augusta

In Williams case, many people lose
Regarding the stories about the recent Robin Williams case: In all I have read and heard, I heard nothing about the nonmonetary losses.Annie Payton, Augusta

Workout gadgets help count calories

White shoes: Should you or shouldn't you?

All-black rodeo has been on tour for 21 years

Plant thought extinct since 1912 found on island

New theory might explain solar system

Workers to dress casual to combat global warming

Workers to dress casual to combat global warming
TOKYO - Japan's bureaucratic rank and file march in dark jackets and ties to government offices every day, sweating their way through the country's sticky, sweltering summers.

Workout gadgets help count calories
PITTSBURGH - Forget just feeling the burn. Some people tired of the treadmill and frustrated with food diaries are turning to pricey gadgets that can help them see the burn.

New theory might explain solar system
NEW YORK - Scientists say they have developed a tale of chaos in the early solar system that explains several mysteries about why our cosmic neighborhood turned out the way it did.

All-black rodeo has been on tour for 21 years
CONYERS, Ga. - What led the Rev. Joseph Lowery, one of the nation's best-known black leaders, to trade his Sunday church clothes for Western wear and jump on a horse?

Plant thought extinct since 1912 found on island
AVALON, Calif. - A species of grass not seen since 1912 has been discovered growing on Santa Catalina Island off the Southern California coast, botanists say.

White shoes: Should you or shouldn't you?
NEW YORK - It's one of the last great fashion debates: Should you or shouldn't you wear white shoes?

Workout gadgets help count calories
PITTSBURGH - Forget just feeling the burn. Some people tired of the treadmill and frustrated with food diaries are turning to pricey gadgets that can help them see the burn.

All-black rodeo has been on tour for 21 years
CONYERS, Ga. - What led the Rev. Joseph Lowery, one of the nation's best-known black leaders, to trade his Sunday church clothes for Western wear and jump on a horse?

Plant thought extinct since 1912 found on island
AVALON, Calif. - A species of grass not seen since 1912 has been discovered growing on Santa Catalina Island off the Southern California coast, botanists say.

Living briefs
A recent federal study covering 1990 to 2000 blamed petting zoos and fairs in more than two dozen outbreaks of Escherichia coli O157:H7 - usually referred to as E. coli - which can cause severe diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and in about 2 percent to 7 percent of cases, life-threatening kidney complications.

Workers to dress casual to combat global warming
TOKYO - Japan's bureaucratic rank and file march in dark jackets and ties to government offices every day, sweating their way through the country's sticky, sweltering summers.

New theory might explain solar system
NEW YORK - Scientists say they have developed a tale of chaos in the early solar system that explains several mysteries about why our cosmic neighborhood turned out the way it did.

White shoes: Should you or shouldn't you?
NEW YORK - It's one of the last great fashion debates: Should you or shouldn't you wear white shoes?

Friends testify in Walker's defense
Dozens poured into the federal courthouse Monday, undaunted by the rain or giving up any Memorial Day celebration, to testify for state Sen. Charles Walker.

Father regrets last words to slain child
Under the glow of a street light, a green Mercury Tracer pulled alongside the curb on Raleigh Drive. The driver, eight months pregnant, always parked in front of the house so she wouldn't have to unlock the gate to park in the back, as the rest of the family did.

Ceremony continues in the rain
AIKEN - The James L. Hammons Detachment Marine Corps League canceled its annual Memorial Day ceremony because of rainy weather Monday.

Panel supports judges' raises

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A Florida slaying suspect who perched atop a construction crane for 56 hours said he will fight extradition.

Kid of the Day

Across Georgia

Son is last to testify in case

Kid of the Day
Tiffany Willingham is today's Kid of the Day.

Across Georgia

Company to service medical needs
AIKEN - A Myrtle Beach company will start providing medical services at the Aiken County detention center in July, a move aimed at preventing costly overruns that have plagued the facility this year.

Businesses in Burnettown fight tax

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Learning by example

Ceremony continues in the rain

Across the area

Board questions school budget
Richmond County school trustees are taking a hard look at the budget and where Superintendent Charles Larke wants to spend $222 million.

Attorneys close out Walker trial

Friends testify in Walker's defense

Father regrets last words to slain child

Panel supports judges' raises
An Augusta Commission committee voted Tuesday in favor of raises for Richmond County State Court judges.

Burns wants to reclaim seat

Learning by example
Gisela Sager (right) shows flower fairies to Azalea Watkins, who is new to making ceramics, at the Henry H. Brigham Community Center.

News you can use

Son is last to testify in case
The defense rested its case Tuesday afternoon without calling state Sen. Charles Walker to the witness stand in U.S. District Court.

Planners seek new funds to pay debt

Departing pastor ready for service
Downtown pastor Mark Harris of Curtis Baptist Church will be moving uptown when he takes the pulpit at First Baptist Church of Charlotte, N.C., in mid-July.

Across South Carolina

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The Florida slaying suspect whose 56-hour crane standoff led to a spectacle in the city's entertainment district was informed by a judge Monday that he would be held without bail pending an extradition hearing.

Battle wages over clubs in Georgia schools

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A third-generation Marine wants a Clarendon County veterans memorial fixed because the Marine Corps' seal carved into the granite wasn't done right.

'The meaning of sacrifice'

Across the Southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - State lawmakers are concerned about young people and keg parties and the potentially dangerous situations they can create.

Retired Marines help others return
Some local retired Marines are looking to help other Marines make the transition from military life to civilian life.

Across the area
An Augusta man told Richmond County sheriff's deputies he was shot in the left leg early Monday morning.

'The meaning of sacrifice'
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Bill Price got something after Monday's Memorial Day observance at the All Wars Monument in downtown Augusta that he never expected - three shell casings from bullets fired in a three-volley salute by a Fort Gordon honor guard.

Friends testify in Walker's defense
Dozens poured into the federal courthouse Monday, undaunted by the rain or giving up any Memorial Day celebration, to testify for state Sen. Charles Walker.

Seeking successful style

Kid of the Day
Jaida S. Jenkins is today's Kid of the Day.

Just don't swat 'em
JACKSON - J Vaun McArthur sifts the sediment of Upper Three Runs Creek like an eager miner panning for gold.

State sees high number of speeding deaths
ATLANTA - Speed, alcohol and not wearing seat belts contributed to the majority of Georgia's 34 traffic deaths so far this Memorial Day weekend, the highest number of fatalities on record for the state for the holiday period.

Kid of the Day
Tiffany Willingham is today's Kid of the Day.

Just don't swat 'em
JACKSON - J Vaun McArthur sifts the sediment of Upper Three Runs Creek like an eager miner panning for gold.

Planners seek new funds to pay debt
Savannah's airport makes a chunk of change from an 18-hole golf course just west of its terminal. Columbia's airport benefits financially from housing a United Parcel Services hub.

Board questions school budget
Richmond County school trustees are taking a hard look at the budget and where Superintendent Charles Larke wants to spend $222 million.

School planners favor lot
School officials are favoring an abandoned lot for the site of an east Augusta elementary school, a move that would keep them from bulldozing an entire neighborhood.

Homosexual student says group offers refuge
ATLANTA - Devin Jefferson didn't necessarily want his parents to know that he was gay; at least not when they found out; at least not how.

School leaders vent at meeting
A proposal to improve relations between the Columbia County commission and school officials broke down into bickering at a Tuesday meeting.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Businesses in Burnettown fight tax
Chances that a proposed business tax in Burnettown will take effect in July appear slim after business owners said they can't afford the extra cost.

Mom, daughter deal with issue's publicity
ATLANTA - Savannah Pacer and her daughter might feel a bit besieged by the media crush surrounding 17-year-old Kerry's efforts to start a club at White County High School.

Across the area
Police are looking for a 30-year-old Augusta man wanted on charges of aggravated stalking and violation of a family violence order.

Ceremony continues in the rain
AIKEN - The James L. Hammons Detachment Marine Corps League canceled its annual Memorial Day ceremony because of rainy weather Monday.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - The NAACP accused police of treating blacks badly during a Memorial Day rally and said it would consider filing additional lawsuits.

UGA is trying to diversify faculty
ATHENS, Ga. - As part of the University of Georgia's efforts to increase diversity, administrators are focusing efforts on recruiting not just students, but also faculty members from a variety of backgrounds.

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

'The meaning of sacrifice'
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Bill Price got something after Monday's Memorial Day observance at the All Wars Monument in downtown Augusta that he never expected - three shell casings from bullets fired in a three-volley salute by a Fort Gordon honor guard.

Seeking successful style
Children at Richmond County's Murphey Middle School have failed to make academic progress for seven straight years, but incoming Principal Tonethia Frails Beasley is praying that classes in cosmetology and remote-control cars will stop that trend.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The Florida slaying suspect whose 56-hour crane standoff led to a spectacle in the city's entertainment district was informed by a judge Monday that he would be held without bail pending an extradition hearing.

Burns wants to reclaim seat
Former U.S. Rep. Max Burns wants back in. Five months after leaving Congress, the Sylvania Republican said he is establishing a new campaign committee and will run next year to retake the 12th Congressional District, which he lost to Democrat John Barrow.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A third-generation Marine wants a Clarendon County veterans memorial fixed because the Marine Corps' seal carved into the granite wasn't done right.

Kid of the Day
Jaida S. Jenkins is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area
An Augusta man told Richmond County sheriff's deputies he was shot in the left leg early Monday morning.

Across South Carolina

Learning by example
Gisela Sager (right) shows flower fairies to Azalea Watkins, who is new to making ceramics, at the Henry H. Brigham Community Center.

Across the area

Panel supports judges' raises
An Augusta Commission committee voted Tuesday in favor of raises for Richmond County State Court judges.

Homosexual student says group offers refuge

Businesses in Burnettown fight tax
Chances that a proposed business tax in Burnettown will take effect in July appear slim after business owners said they can't afford the extra cost.

Just don't swat 'em

Son is last to testify in case
The defense rested its case Tuesday afternoon without calling state Sen. Charles Walker to the witness stand in U.S. District Court.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
Police are looking for a 30-year-old Augusta man wanted on charges of aggravated stalking and violation of a family violence order.

Kid of the Day

Planners seek new funds to pay debt
Savannah's airport makes a chunk of change from an 18-hole golf course just west of its terminal. Columbia's airport benefits financially from housing a United Parcel Services hub.

UGA is trying to diversify faculty
ATHENS, Ga. - As part of the University of Georgia's efforts to increase diversity, administrators are focusing efforts on recruiting not just students, but also faculty members from a variety of backgrounds.

Burns wants to reclaim seat
Former U.S. Rep. Max Burns wants back in. Five months after leaving Congress, the Sylvania Republican said he is establishing a new campaign committee and will run next year to retake the 12th Congressional District, which he lost to Democrat John Barrow.

Battle wages over clubs in Georgia schools
ATLANTA - Sometimes, even Micah Weiss has trouble listing all the school clubs he's involved with at Grady High School.

News you can use
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Father regrets last words to slain child
Under the glow of a street light, a green Mercury Tracer pulled alongside the curb on Raleigh Drive. The driver, eight months pregnant, always parked in front of the house so she wouldn't have to unlock the gate to park in the back, as the rest of the family did.

Seeking successful style
Children at Richmond County's Murphey Middle School have failed to make academic progress for seven straight years, but incoming Principal Tonethia Frails Beasley is praying that classes in cosmetology and remote-control cars will stop that trend.

Board questions school budget

Attorneys close out Walker trial
To prosecutors, state Sen. Charles Walker abused the trust and faith of voters, customers, hospitals officials and those who gave and received from the charity he started.

News you can use
Events today include:

Corrections
The name of Maner Builders Supply was listed incorrectly on Page 2 of the Home Building 101 section that was published with the Saturday edition of The Augusta Chronicle.

Homosexual student says group offers refuge
ATLANTA - Devin Jefferson didn't necessarily want his parents to know that he was gay; at least not when they found out; at least not how.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - The NAACP accused police of treating blacks badly during a Memorial Day rally and said it would consider filing additional lawsuits.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A Florida slaying suspect who perched atop a construction crane for 56 hours said he will fight extradition.

Battle wages over clubs in Georgia schools
ATLANTA - Sometimes, even Micah Weiss has trouble listing all the school clubs he's involved with at Grady High School.

UGA is trying to diversify faculty

It can be tough at the top
Tiger Woods has always claimed that the hardest round of golf he ever had to play came on Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club in 1997 when he started off with a nine-stroke lead.

It can be tough at the top
Tiger Woods has always claimed that the hardest round of golf he ever had to play came on Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club in 1997 when he started off with a nine-stroke lead.

Where have all the superfans gone?
NEW YORK - Now that any die-hard "Star Wars" fan worth his lightsaber has seen "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" at least once, what's a Jedi to do?

Where have all the superfans gone?
NEW YORK - Now that any die-hard "Star Wars" fan worth his lightsaber has seen "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" at least once, what's a Jedi to do?

Where have all the superfans gone?

Rock domination of album charts continues
NEW YORK - Rock is enjoying a resurgence at the top of the album charts, thanks to some much-anticipated veteran acts.

'Gypsy' Reba McEntire enjoys life on the road

Audioslave is finally out of exile
LOS ANGELES - It's a Wednesday night in Hollywood, and thousands of screaming fans are packed into a block of the Walk of Fame to see Audioslave storm an outdoor stage.

Audioslave is finally out of exile
LOS ANGELES - It's a Wednesday night in Hollywood, and thousands of screaming fans are packed into a block of the Walk of Fame to see Audioslave storm an outdoor stage.

Q&A: Common discusses his new album

Rock domination of album charts continues

Q&A: Common discusses his new album
NEW YORK - Common's sixth album is also his shortest, and perhaps his best.

Rock domination of album charts continues
NEW YORK - Rock is enjoying a resurgence at the top of the album charts, thanks to some much-anticipated veteran acts.

Q&A: Common discusses his new album
NEW YORK - Common's sixth album is also his shortest, and perhaps his best.

Audioslave is finally out of exile

'Gypsy' Reba McEntire enjoys life on the road
Talk to some singers about touring, and you'll hear litany of complaints about long hours, living out of a suitcase and other irksome things about life on the road.

'Gypsy' Reba McEntire enjoys life on the road
Talk to some singers about touring, and you'll hear litany of complaints about long hours, living out of a suitcase and other irksome things about life on the road.

Brown to get home game
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Larry Brown will return to Detroit to coach at least one more game. His defending champion Pistons made sure of it.

Brown to get home game

Brown to get home game
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Larry Brown will return to Detroit to coach at least one more game. His defending champion Pistons made sure of it.

Packers excuse Favre from June minicamp

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Mr. Victoria Jeane Gatliff    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie M. Mack    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin J. Grubbs    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Ms. Janice Marie Arnold    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Bony Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laurie L. Owens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Diane Cobb Smith    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Tyrone Powell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Angela L. Roberson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Featured Obituary: Theresa Elaine Jones Minor
Friends and relatives of Theresa Elaine Jones Minor agree that she was a very determined person and a "strong" woman.

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Mrs. Lula Louise Neill (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Joenathan Randolph (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)

Mrs. Diane Cobb Smith (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie Mae Anderson (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Ms. Angela L. Roberson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Lee Reese (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie (W.T.) Turner (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Ann Feagin (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. David Lewis (AIKEN, S.C.)

Featured Obituary: Theresa Elaine Jones Minor

Mrs. Bessie L. Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Weegie (Mary H.) White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Chae Butorajac (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Tremonde Holmes (SARDIS, Ga.)

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Mrs. Hattie M. Mack (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Ann Feagin (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Victoria Jeane Gatliff (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Janice Marie Arnold (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Sneed (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Lewis (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny Lee Perry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bony Curry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin J. Grubbs (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise F. Cook (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Peterson Irby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. L.D. "Bert" Stewart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Cauley (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Hattie M. Mack (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Elease H. Stone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bradley Scott Hutto (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Dennis Williams, Jr. (MIAMI, Fla.)

Mr. Terrance Albea, I (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laurie L. Owens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lewis "LM" Barnes (HOUSTON, TX.)

Mr. Tyrone Powell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Travis Dwayne Landry, Jr. (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Howard D.C. Hill (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Bony Curry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laurie L. Owens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Lee Conyer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tyrone Powell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Theresa Minor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Peardon Rivers (ORLANDO, Fla.)

Mr. Louis Rogers (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Overtime

Sharapova surges into quarterfinals

Overtime

Overtime
The Augusta GreenJackets game on Monday was postponed due to inclement weather.

Pierce defeats Davenport at French Open
PARIS - Mary Pierce took a moment to grasp what was happening on center court, because she knew that one day it would make a beautiful memory.

Sharapova surges into quarterfinals
PARIS - Maria Sharapova slugged her way into the French Open quarterfinals Monday, and one of the first questions she was asked was about her makeup, her dresses and feeling beautiful.

Overtime
A drag racer was killed after his car crashed into a guard rail in front of about 100 spectators in Orangeburg, S.C.

Overtime
The Augusta GreenJackets game on Monday was postponed due to inclement weather.

Sharapova surges into quarterfinals
PARIS - Maria Sharapova slugged her way into the French Open quarterfinals Monday, and one of the first questions she was asked was about her makeup, her dresses and feeling beautiful.

Overtime
A drag racer was killed after his car crashed into a guard rail in front of about 100 spectators in Orangeburg, S.C.

Packers excuse Favre from June minicamp
Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman is excusing Brett Favre from the team's voluntary minicamp that starts Wednesday, saying he wants the quarterback to be raring to go when training camp starts in July.

Packers excuse Favre from June minicamp
Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman is excusing Brett Favre from the team's voluntary minicamp that starts Wednesday, saying he wants the quarterback to be raring to go when training camp starts in July.

It can be tough at the top

What happens to reality show losers?

What happens to reality show losers?
NEW YORK - So you want to be on a reality TV show? Be prepared. If you actually make it, you're probably going to lose.

'Arcadia' fans probably too late to save show
NEW YORK - Even God is vulnerable to low television ratings.

'Arcadia' fans probably too late to save show
NEW YORK - Even God is vulnerable to low television ratings.

What happens to reality show losers?
NEW YORK - So you want to be on a reality TV show? Be prepared. If you actually make it, you're probably going to lose.

Nine Inch Nails drop out of MTV Movie Awards
LOS ANGELES - Nine Inch Nails dropped out of the MTV Movie Awards after clashing with the network over an image of President Bush the band planned as a performance backdrop.

'Arcadia' fans probably too late to save show

People in the News

Movies, TV latest reinvention for wrestling's Goldberg

Actor Jared Padalecki wary after failed TV pilot

This is one ace Payne is counting
Ed Payne's latest hole-in-one - the fifth of his amateur career - came on a most unlikely hole and at an inopportune time for the 61-year-old Augustan.

This is one ace Payne is counting
Ed Payne's latest hole-in-one - the fifth of his amateur career - came on a most unlikely hole and at an inopportune time for the 61-year-old Augustan.

Snaps of caps wanted

Plan can help bridge distance
This week's problem: My boyfriend is about to go to an out-of-town school, and we want to be together still. I really like him and I want him to get his education, but I don't think that we can make it a year without seeing each other because we (are) around each other every day. Please give me some advice on how we can work out a long-distance relationship.

Snaps of caps wanted
You have the cap, the gown, the diploma and the picture, too. Why not send us a copy? Send us photos from your graduation, and we'll try to run them in Xtreme. Better get doubles, though, because we can't return them.

Xtreme calendar

Prom pictures
Seniors Eli Rodriquez and Jessica Brunson included a bit of bling in preparing for the Evans High School prom April 15.

Xtreme calendar
NEW MUSIC includes releases by hip-hop and pop-fusion group Black Eyed Peas with Monkey Business, mellow rockers Coldplay with X&Y, Latin superstar Shakira with Fijacion Oral and The White Stripes with Get Behind Me Satan.

Xtreme question of the week
Q: Do American teens take their freedom for granted?

Seeking board members

Xtreme calendar
NEW MUSIC includes releases by hip-hop and pop-fusion group Black Eyed Peas with Monkey Business, mellow rockers Coldplay with X&Y, Latin superstar Shakira with Fijacion Oral and The White Stripes with Get Behind Me Satan.

Plan can help bridge distance

Seeking board members
We're looking for 18 young minds with fresh ideas and the attitude to get things done to serve on the 2005-06 Xtreme Teen Board. Applications will be accepted through July 5.

Xtreme question of the week

Teens must deal with peer pressure
Pressure: It's all around. From drugs to drinking, dressing to having sex, the stress of trying to fit in is faced by nearly every teen.

Prom pictures

Xtreme question of the week
Q: Do American teens take their freedom for granted?

Teens must deal with peer pressure

My ride
Bo Ealy, 17, drives a cotton-candy blue 1984 Buick Regal.

Snaps of caps wanted
You have the cap, the gown, the diploma and the picture, too. Why not send us a copy? Send us photos from your graduation, and we'll try to run them in Xtreme. Better get doubles, though, because we can't return them.

Plan can help bridge distance
This week's problem: My boyfriend is about to go to an out-of-town school, and we want to be together still. I really like him and I want him to get his education, but I don't think that we can make it a year without seeing each other because we (are) around each other every day. Please give me some advice on how we can work out a long-distance relationship.

Prom pictures
Seniors Eli Rodriquez and Jessica Brunson included a bit of bling in preparing for the Evans High School prom April 15.

Teens must deal with peer pressure
Pressure: It's all around. From drugs to drinking, dressing to having sex, the stress of trying to fit in is faced by nearly every teen.

Seeking board members
We're looking for 18 young minds with fresh ideas and the attitude to get things done to serve on the 2005-06 Xtreme Teen Board. Applications will be accepted through July 5.

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends