'Spamalot' gets best musical at Tony Awards
NEW YORK - "Spamalot" didn't get a lot. "Monty Python's Spamalot," an irreverent romp inspired by the British film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," led all plays and musicals at the Tony Awards with 14 nominations, but took away only three prizes Sunday. It won the one that mattered, though - best musical.

Harry Potter book thief fired gunshot near reporter

Harry Potter book thief fired gunshot near reporter
LONDON - A man who allegedly tried to sell a stolen copy of the forthcoming Harry Potter book to two tabloid newspapers fired a handgun next to the head of a reporter who came to meet him, police said Saturday. The reporter was not injured.

Voters stuck with favorites at the Tony Awards

First-time novelist hits it big with Dracula saga
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Elizabeth Kostova used some unconventional ingredients from her own life - a childhood spent listening to Dracula tales, a love of Balkan folk music and a passion for libraries \u2013 to produce a debut novel that earned her a breathtaking $2 million advance.

'Spamalot' gets best musical at Tony Awards

'Spamalot' gets best musical at Tony Awards
NEW YORK - "Spamalot" didn't get a lot. "Monty Python's Spamalot," an irreverent romp inspired by the British film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," led all plays and musicals at the Tony Awards with 14 nominations, but took away only three prizes Sunday. It won the one that mattered, though - best musical.

Voters stuck with favorites at the Tony Awards
NEW YORK - Unlike last year when Tony voters followed their hearts and gave the politically savvy "Avenue Q" several big wins, the 2005 Tony Awards offered few surprises.

Voters stuck with favorites at the Tony Awards
NEW YORK - Unlike last year when Tony voters followed their hearts and gave the politically savvy "Avenue Q" several big wins, the 2005 Tony Awards offered few surprises.

Harry Potter book thief fired gunshot near reporter
LONDON - A man who allegedly tried to sell a stolen copy of the forthcoming Harry Potter book to two tabloid newspapers fired a handgun next to the head of a reporter who came to meet him, police said Saturday. The reporter was not injured.

Egan awaits major stage

Egan awaits major stage
It's an investment yield any loan shark would be proud of.

Egan awaits major stage
It's an investment yield any loan shark would be proud of.

Oral Roberts blanks Coll. of Charleston
CLEMSON, S.C. - Dennis Bigley drove in three runs and Oral Roberts starter Nick Jones handed College of Charleston its second straight NCAA shutout as the Golden Eagles advanced to the regional championship with a 6-0 victory Sunday.

Son's newfound love of golf could cost dad big bucks

Odds and Ends
SYDNEY, Australia - There must have been something fishy about the way she walked.

Professor charged with stealing students' identities
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - A community college professor has been charged with using his students' names and Social Security numbers to obtain department store credit cards.

Woman killed in crash hours before wedding
AURORA, Colo. - A 25-year-old woman died in a two-car collision only hours before she was to be married.

When pigs play soccer
MOSCOW — In this game, everyone stinks and hogging the ball is to be expected. Ten squealing, wriggling piglets pushed (and licked) a soccer ball around a small caged pen Sunday in what organizers said was Russia's first-ever "pig-ball" championships.

Police officer pulls over stolen car - his own
CHARLESTON, S.C. - An off-duty police officer on a Sunday drive saw something awfully familiar - his recently stolen Volkswagen Jetta.

Woman killed in crash hours before wedding
AURORA, Colo. - A 25-year-old woman died in a two-car collision only hours before she was to be married.

Odds and Ends
SYDNEY, Australia - There must have been something fishy about the way she walked.

Aching Atlanta loses more than game

Atlanta again sent down river
PITTSBURGH - Major league teams don't take too many tips from rookies, but perhaps the Atlanta Braves should follow the lead of first-year outfielder Ryan Langerhans, regarding the link of hair to hitting.

Aching Atlanta loses more than game
ATLANTA - Referring to the ominous storm clouds overhead, Atlanta Braves general manager John Schuerholz quipped before Monday's game against the Los Angeles Angels that "the sky is falling."

Braves place Chipper Jones on 15-day DL
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves placed third baseman Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list Monday and still aren't sure how long their team leader will be out.

Braves place Chipper Jones on 15-day DL
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves placed third baseman Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list Monday and still aren't sure how long their team leader will be out.

Left foot sidelines Jones again
ATLANTA - Hindsight provided pretty clear vision Monday for Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones. But it didn't begin to heal his ailing left foot any faster.

Atlanta again sent down river

Aching Atlanta loses more than game
ATLANTA - Referring to the ominous storm clouds overhead, Atlanta Braves general manager John Schuerholz quipped before Monday's game against the Los Angeles Angels that "the sky is falling."

Atlanta again sent down river
PITTSBURGH - Major league teams don't take too many tips from rookies, but perhaps the Atlanta Braves should follow the lead of first-year outfielder Ryan Langerhans, regarding the link of hair to hitting.

Braves place Chipper Jones on 15-day DL

Apple will switch Macs to Intel chips
SAN FRANCISCO - In a risky move that could further shrink its minuscule slice of the PC market, Apple Computer Inc. announced plans Monday to switch its Macintosh computers to the same Intel Corp. chips used in systems that run Microsoft Windows.

Washington Mutual to acquire Providian
SAN FRANCISCO - Washington Mutual Inc., the nation's largest savings and loan, said Monday it is expanding into the credit card business by buying Providian Financial Corp., a once-troubled lender that bounced back from the brink of failure to become a prime takeover target.

Apple will switch Macs to Intel chips
SAN FRANCISCO - In a risky move that could further shrink its minuscule slice of the PC market, Apple Computer Inc. announced plans Monday to switch its Macintosh computers to the same Intel Corp. chips used in systems that run Microsoft Windows.

What's ahead for the new SEC?

Small-car market to grow to 50 percent by 2010
FRANKFURT, Germany - The head of DaimlerChrysler AG's Smart unit said Monday he expects small passenger cars will account for half of the world's vehicle market by 2010.

Veteran firm to move to old mill
One of Augusta's oldest commercial real estate companies is moving into one of the city's oldest landmarks.

Stocks climb higher despite lack of news
NEW YORK -- Wall Street eked out a modest gain Monday despite a dearth of economic news and a general lack of interest among stock traders.

What's ahead for the new SEC?
NEW YORK - Just when the scandals at the likes of Enron and WorldCom start to seem to be distant memories, new examples of alleged corporate misdeeds cropped up at Marsh & McClennan, AIG and others in the insurance industry this year.

CitiFinancial starts lost data notification
NEW YORK - CitiFinancial, the consumer finance division of Citigroup Inc., said Monday it has begun notifying some 3.9 million U.S. customers that computer tapes containing information about their accounts - including Social Security numbers and payment histories - have been lost.

Apple to switch to Intel chips
SAN FRANCISCO - A stormy, decade-long relationship between Apple Computer Inc. and IBM is over, according to published reports.

Report: E-trade makes offer for Ameritrade
OMAHA, Neb. - Ameritrade shares rose close to a 52-week high after The Wall Street Journal reported the online stock brokerage had received an improved bid from rival E-Trade Financial Corp.

Greenspan's shoes will be tough to fill
WASHINGTON - Wanted: expert with a deep understanding of what makes the economy tick.

Hotel-condo hybrid growing trend nationwide

Maxima, Verona marginal in crash tests

Booksellers ponder the future of browsing
NEW YORK - As the book world winds up its annual national convention, some retailers are wondering about the fate of a cultural institution. It's not a book or a publisher, but a customer, the old-fashioned bookstore browser who picks and pokes and doesn't care about the critics or Oprah or the best-seller charts.

Booksellers ponder the future of browsing

Small carmakers rise in China's large market
SHANGHAI, China - On the jam-packed elevated highways of China's commercial capital, the big sedans that once dominated the local car market are sharing lanes with a growing number of compact upstarts.

Small carmakers rise in China's large market

What's ahead for the new SEC?
NEW YORK - Just when the scandals at the likes of Enron and WorldCom start to seem to be distant memories, new examples of alleged corporate misdeeds cropped up at Marsh & McClennan, AIG and others in the insurance industry this year.

Hotel-condo hybrid growing trend nationwide
ORLANDO, Fla. - Denver attorney Jacques Machol loves the hotel amenities he gets when he stays at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach: room service, housekeeping, linen service and a complimentary breakfast.

Maxima, Verona marginal in crash tests
WASHINGTON - The 2005 Nissan Maxima and Suzuki Verona received marginal ratings in crash tests released Sunday by the insurance industry. Researchers questioned how well the vehicles would protect occupants in side impact collisions.

Small-car market to grow to 50 percent by 2010

Small carmakers rise in China's large market
SHANGHAI, China - On the jam-packed elevated highways of China's commercial capital, the big sedans that once dominated the local car market are sharing lanes with a growing number of compact upstarts.

Report: E-trade makes offer for Ameritrade

Hotel-condo hybrid growing trend nationwide
ORLANDO, Fla. - Denver attorney Jacques Machol loves the hotel amenities he gets when he stays at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach: room service, housekeeping, linen service and a complimentary breakfast.

Washington Mutual to acquire Providian

Maxima, Verona marginal in crash tests
WASHINGTON - The 2005 Nissan Maxima and Suzuki Verona received marginal ratings in crash tests released Sunday by the insurance industry. Researchers questioned how well the vehicles would protect occupants in side impact collisions.

Washington Mutual to acquire Providian
SAN FRANCISCO - Washington Mutual Inc., the nation's largest savings and loan, said Monday it is expanding into the credit card business by buying Providian Financial Corp., a once-troubled lender that bounced back from the brink of failure to become a prime takeover target.

Booksellers ponder the future of browsing
NEW YORK - As the book world winds up its annual national convention, some retailers are wondering about the fate of a cultural institution. It's not a book or a publisher, but a customer, the old-fashioned bookstore browser who picks and pokes and doesn't care about the critics or Oprah or the best-seller charts.

Report: E-trade makes offer for Ameritrade
OMAHA, Neb. - Ameritrade shares rose close to a 52-week high after The Wall Street Journal reported the online stock brokerage had received an improved bid from rival E-Trade Financial Corp.

Small-car market to grow to 50 percent by 2010
FRANKFURT, Germany - The head of DaimlerChrysler AG's Smart unit said Monday he expects small passenger cars will account for half of the world's vehicle market by 2010.

Apple will switch Macs to Intel chips

Clemson reaches NCAA super regional
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Jack Leggett has had more talented players and much deeper pitching staffs. But he's rarely had a group that battled to succeed the way his Tigers did this season.

Clemson reaches NCAA super regional
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Jack Leggett has had more talented players and much deeper pitching staffs. But he's rarely had a group that battled to succeed the way his Tigers did this season.

Clemson reaches NCAA super regional

Why is force necessary?
If Richmond County's football teams dropped this many balls, they'd disband the teams and give up.

A productive session

Amnesty's lies

Amnesty's lies
Amnesty International's Web site states it is "independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion (and) does not support or oppose any government." That's Amnesty's second lie.

Why is force necessary?

A productive session
There's more to the South Carolina General Assembly than the annual budget-veto fights with the governor. Put aside the drubbing lawmakers gave Gov. Mark Sanford in overriding nearly all his 140 or so spending vetoes, and you find it was still a productive legislative session. Even Sanford agrees with that.

Iran's slap in the face
There's no gainsaying that the effort to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons is looking grim.

Why is force necessary?
If Richmond County's football teams dropped this many balls, they'd disband the teams and give up.

Amnesty's lies
Amnesty International's Web site states it is "independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion (and) does not support or oppose any government." That's Amnesty's second lie.

A productive session
There's more to the South Carolina General Assembly than the annual budget-veto fights with the governor. Put aside the drubbing lawmakers gave Gov. Mark Sanford in overriding nearly all his 140 or so spending vetoes, and you find it was still a productive legislative session. Even Sanford agrees with that.

Michael Jackson treated in emergency room
SOLVANG, Calif. - Michael Jackson was taken to an emergency room Sunday for treatment of a back problem that has plagued him throughout his molestation trial, a spokeswoman said.

Majority of Jackson jurors have children
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The jurors deciding Michael Jackson's fate include eight parents, a man who visited the singer's Neverland ranch, and a woman whose grandson has been convicted of a sex crime.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Actor Tom Sizemore has filed a petition to throw out his conviction of domestic violence against former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss.

Tucker discusses testimony in Jackson trial
LOS ANGELES - If Chris Tucker has his way, the next "Rush Hour" movie will be filled with more Jackie Chan mishaps than ever.

Family feud over Zsa Zsa Gabor's will leads to lawsuit
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - A multimillion-dollar family feud over who controls ailing socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor's will has spilled into the courtroom.

Actor arrested for allegedly injuring hotel employee
NEW YORK - Russell Crowe was arrested Monday morning for allegedly throwing a telephone at an employee of the Manhattan hotel where he was staying, police said.

Marilyn Monroe's personal items auctioned
LOS ANGELES - A painting by Marilyn Monroe was auctioned off with her personal phone book with numbers for Frank Sinatra, Jack Benny and scores of other celebrities for more than $150,000.

Lohan says she's an 'easy target' for tabloids
LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan wishes paparazzi would keep their distance, especially after police said a photographer intentionally crashed into her car.

Family feud over Zsa Zsa Gabor's will leads to lawsuit
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - A multimillion-dollar family feud over who controls ailing socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor's will has spilled into the courtroom.

Tucker discusses testimony in Jackson trial
LOS ANGELES - If Chris Tucker has his way, the next "Rush Hour" movie will be filled with more Jackie Chan mishaps than ever.

Michael Jackson treated in emergency room
SOLVANG, Calif. - Michael Jackson was taken to an emergency room Sunday for treatment of a back problem that has plagued him throughout his molestation trial, a spokeswoman said.

Lohan says she's an 'easy target' for tabloids
LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan wishes paparazzi would keep their distance, especially after police said a photographer intentionally crashed into her car.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Actor Tom Sizemore has filed a petition to throw out his conviction of domestic violence against former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss.

Majority of Jackson jurors have children
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The jurors deciding Michael Jackson's fate include eight parents, a man who visited the singer's Neverland ranch, and a woman whose grandson has been convicted of a sex crime.

Marilyn Monroe's personal items auctioned
LOS ANGELES - A painting by Marilyn Monroe was auctioned off with her personal phone book with numbers for Frank Sinatra, Jack Benny and scores of other celebrities for more than $150,000.

Tech to meet with NCAA enforcement staff
ATLANTA - The NCAA infractions staff wants to meet with Georgia Tech to discuss the school's proposed penalties for using 17 athletes in four sports who were not academically eligible.

Jackets jolt Gamecocks
ATLANTA - One more. That short prayer crossed the lips of Georgia Tech pitcher Tim Gustafson with each passing inning Monday night in the championship game of the NCAA Atlanta Regional.

Jackets jolt Gamecocks
ATLANTA - One more. That short prayer crossed the lips of Georgia Tech pitcher Tim Gustafson with each passing inning Monday night in the championship game of the NCAA Atlanta Regional.

Tech to meet with NCAA enforcement staff
ATLANTA - The NCAA infractions staff wants to meet with Georgia Tech to discuss the school's proposed penalties for using 17 athletes in four sports who were not academically eligible.

Tech to meet with NCAA enforcement staff

Jackets jolt Gamecocks

GreenJackets crash against Intimidators
In Kannapolis, N.C., Kan- napolis' Giovany Gonzalez allowed only one hit over seven innings as the Intimidators beat the Augusta GreenJackets, 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.

GreenJackets crash against Intimidators
In Kannapolis, N.C., Kan- napolis' Giovany Gonzalez allowed only one hit over seven innings as the Intimidators beat the Augusta GreenJackets, 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.

You say tomato, I say pico de gallo

Open qualifiers wait after rain
ATLANTA - About half the field couldn't complete its second round of the U.S. Open sectional qualifier at East Lake Country Club in Atlanta, postponing the results until today.

Jenkins wins Allianz tournament in playoff
POLK CITY, Iowa - Tom Jenkins has flirted with victory on the Champions Tour for more than a month. On Sunday, he finally got one.

Sorenstam wins ShopRite LPGA Classic
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - With a vintage performance and a rousing finish, Annika Sorenstam eagled the last hole for a final-round 64 Sunday to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic by four strokes.

Douglas leaving Georgia on a high note
Georgia golf coach Chris Haack stood behind the No. 18 green at Caves Valley Golf Club when he pulled a silver coin from his pocket.

Jenkins wins Allianz tournament in playoff

Open qualifiers wait after rain
ATLANTA - About half the field couldn't complete its second round of the U.S. Open sectional qualifier at East Lake Country Club in Atlanta, postponing the results until today.

Douglas leaving Georgia on a high note
Georgia golf coach Chris Haack stood behind the No. 18 green at Caves Valley Golf Club when he pulled a silver coin from his pocket.

Jaguars have bright futures
The golfing world spins fast these days for collegians and former collegians alike.

Bryant winner at Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio - Bart Bryant hit some dramatic shots Sunday at the Memorial, even if no one seemed to notice until an unlikely par on the final hole that gave him a one-shot victory over Fred Couples.

Open qualifiers wait after rain

Jaguars have bright futures

Douglas leaving Georgia on a high note

Bryant winner at Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio - Bart Bryant hit some dramatic shots Sunday at the Memorial, even if no one seemed to notice until an unlikely par on the final hole that gave him a one-shot victory over Fred Couples.

Bryant winner at Memorial

Jenkins wins Allianz tournament in playoff
POLK CITY, Iowa - Tom Jenkins has flirted with victory on the Champions Tour for more than a month. On Sunday, he finally got one.

Jaguars have bright futures
The golfing world spins fast these days for collegians and former collegians alike.

Jimenez wins Wales Open after 40-foot eagle
NEWPORT,Wales - Miguel Angel Jimenez eagled the 16th hole from 40 feet Sunday, carding a 7-under 62 to win the Wales Open by four strokes.

GreenJackets crash against Intimidators

Son's newfound love of golf could cost dad big bucks
My 11-year-old has discovered golf. My shoulders slump as I sit beside his bed, under which I have just found an unopened sleeve of Titleists.

Son's newfound love of golf could cost dad big bucks
My 11-year-old has discovered golf. My shoulders slump as I sit beside his bed, under which I have just found an unopened sleeve of Titleists.

Boston Red Sox select Cross Creek's Egan
Cross Creek's Jon Egan was selected in the second round of today's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Incompetence plagues road project
The handling of the road project on Furys Ferry Road is a joke - a very bad one.Jeff Hegarty, Martinez

'Chronicle' slights D-Day - again

May was great month for downtown
May was a remarkable month for downtown and Main Street Augusta.Hal Hood and Chris Naylor, Augusta

Incompetence plagues road project

View slavery in a biblical context
Every person who claims to be against slavery, yet calls himself a Christian, is a hypocrite. Timothy Fellows, Augusta

Stem cells spur spiritual issues

'Chronicle' slights D-Day - again
This is my annual letter on your failure to memorialize, even in some small way, the 61st anniversary of D-Day, and to honor those who took part in the invasion that, as many of us know, was the beginning of the end of World War II.Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

Stem cells spur spiritual issues
On stem-cell research: I understand that, in Korea, an artificial embryo would be created using genetic material from the host, with donor eggs that otherwise would not be used for reproduction. Michael J. Rhoden, North Augusta, S.C.

Find moral high ground on stem cells
It is true that stem-cell research is a moral issue, but which side holds the moral high ground?Janis Hutchison, North Augusta, S.C.

'Chronicle' slights D-Day - again
This is my annual letter on your failure to memorialize, even in some small way, the 61st anniversary of D-Day, and to honor those who took part in the invasion that, as many of us know, was the beginning of the end of World War II.Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

Incompetence plagues road project
The handling of the road project on Furys Ferry Road is a joke - a very bad one. Jeff Hegarty, Martinez

Find moral high ground on stem cells
It is true that stem-cell research is a moral issue, but which side holds the moral high ground?Janis Hutchison, North Augusta, S.C.

Embryonic stem-cell research is immoral
I applaud Rep. Charlie Norwood for voting against the stem-cell research bill recently. John Peduto, Augusta

Stem cells spur spiritual issues
On stem-cell research: I understand that, in Korea, an artificial embryo would be created using genetic material from the host, with donor eggs that otherwise would not be used for reproduction. Michael J. Rhoden, North Augusta, S.C.

May was great month for downtown

Find moral high ground on stem cells

May was great month for downtown
May was a remarkable month for downtown and Main Street Augusta.Hal Hood and Chris Naylor, Augusta

Health and fitness calendar

Video game review: Forza Motorsport

Summer heat can take a toll on your car

Techbits: Cell phones aloft, ID protection and more

New wireless devices mostly live up to hype

Everyday apples pack antioxidant punch

Living briefs

Corporations entering brave new world of blogs

Seniors calendar

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

Living briefs
You're going on vacation because you need rest and relaxation - but you don't want to look as though you need it. Here are tips from Vu Nguyen, a stylist at Frederic Fekkai Salon & Spa, on arriving at your destination in style:

Corporations entering brave new world of blogs
When General Motors Corp. wanted to stop speculation this spring that it might eliminate its Pontiac and Buick brands, Vice Chairman Bob Lutz took his case directly to dealers and customers who were up in arms about the possibility.

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.

Video game review: Forza Motorsport
Bring on Danica Patrick! "Forza Motorsport" for Xbox is an auto racing video game that really runs circles around most other titles in this genre. If you're a gear head and love the feel of massive horsepower under your thumb, look no further.

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.

New wireless devices mostly live up to hype
SALINAS, Calif. - With a fast Internet connection and wireless access point at home, I can take a notebook PC and surf the Web in our closets, bathrooms and garage. But the signal fades where I want it most - in the living room.

New wireless devices mostly live up to hype
SALINAS, Calif. - With a fast Internet connection and wireless access point at home, I can take a notebook PC and surf the Web in our closets, bathrooms and garage. But the signal fades where I want it most - in the living room.

Techbits: Cell phones aloft, ID protection and more
Flying is bad enough these days without spending the trip next to someone talking on a cell phone.

Summer heat can take a toll on your car
'Tis the season of road trips and breakdowns. Millions of Americans will travel U.S. highways this summer, and as sure as some will get caught in traffic jams, many will end up on the side of the road tending to ailing vehicles. =

Everyday apples pack antioxidant punch
CONCORD, N.H. - America's most common apple also may be its most potent. Just don't skimp on the skin.

Living briefs
You're going on vacation because you need rest and relaxation - but you don't want to look as though you need it. Here are tips from Vu Nguyen, a stylist at Frederic Fekkai Salon & Spa, on arriving at your destination in style:

Corporations entering brave new world of blogs
When General Motors Corp. wanted to stop speculation this spring that it might eliminate its Pontiac and Buick brands, Vice Chairman Bob Lutz took his case directly to dealers and customers who were up in arms about the possibility.

Summer heat can take a toll on your car
'Tis the season of road trips and breakdowns. Millions of Americans will travel U.S. highways this summer, and as sure as some will get caught in traffic jams, many will end up on the side of the road tending to ailing vehicles. =

Video game review: Forza Motorsport
Bring on Danica Patrick! "Forza Motorsport" for Xbox is an auto racing video game that really runs circles around most other titles in this genre. If you're a gear head and love the feel of massive horsepower under your thumb, look no further.

Techbits: Cell phones aloft, ID protection and more
Flying is bad enough these days without spending the trip next to someone talking on a cell phone.

Everyday apples pack antioxidant punch
CONCORD, N.H. - America's most common apple also may be its most potent. Just don't skimp on the skin.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Allegations that inmates were beaten at Rogers State Prison will be thoroughly investigated and might lead to changes at the state Department of Corrections, Commissioner James Donald said.

Showers bring nuisance of mosquitoes

Southern lawmakers eye highway bill
WASHINGTON - Southern states are preparing to grovel over gravel once again, but this time they'll be doing so as allies, not competitors.

Across South Carolina

Law enforcement sees good year in Legislature
COLUMBIA, S.C. - It was a good year for law enforcement as the Legislature had a budget surplus that allowed for pay increases, new officers and other resources.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -- The owners of a Camden restaurant whose buffet is blamed for one of the worst food-borne illness outbreaks in South Carolina in recent years issued a public apology Monday.

Cheney praises training center
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Vice President Dick Cheney told students and staff at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center that they are among the country's first and best defense against terrorists who would target the country.

News you can use
Local government meetings in the area:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Allegations that inmates were beaten at Rogers State Prison will be thoroughly investigated and might lead to changes at the state Department of Corrections, Commissioner James Donald said.

Kid of the Day
JaeLin R. Winfield is today's Kid of the Day.

Tax break cuts might hinder conservation

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday reversed the conviction of a man found guilty of murdering a taxi driver in 1999.

Blacks report bias in Guard
COLUMBIA - The enlisted ranks of South Carolina's Army National Guard are racially diverse, but statistics show that most black officers in the Guard are junior officers.

Across the area
A 51-year-old Augusta man told police someone shot him in the back as he went outside his home to check on a noise.

Take care of yourself first, speaker advises
It's a good idea to heed a flight attendant's instructions to put on your own oxygen mask before helping others with theirs.

Colonel hopeful of Iraq success
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A year after the 4th Brigade was activated as part of Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division, its commanding officer, Col. Edward Cardon, sees a growing weariness among Iraqis with the violence that has left hundreds wounded or dead.

Job is something to sing about
AIKEN - Most people submit a rsum or audition to find gainful employment.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - A woman has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend in their apartment.

Job is something to sing about
AIKEN - Most people submit a rsum or audition to find gainful employment.

Showers bring nuisance of mosquitoes
Last week's copious rainfall will likely have yards buzzing with mosquitoes soon, health experts said.

Across the area
Richmond County authorities are looking for a man who they said robbed an Augusta gas station Friday.

'05 election livens with departures
What was to be a quiet election year is shaping up to be a big one with this month's vote on two general obligation bond issues and the need for special elections for the mayor's job and former state Sen. Charles Walker's office.

Women excel in community
Julie Ginn Moretz remembers the frustration of having a child in the hospital and not being able to be with him.

Mayor adds name to governor race
AIKEN - Florence, S.C., Mayor Frank Willis announced his candidacy for governor Monday, joining state Sen. Tommy Moore, of Clearwater, as the only Democrats currently running for the state's top seat.

What they're saying
Less than two hours after former state Sen. Charles Walker was found guilty on 127 counts in U.S. District Court, Augusta Chronicle readers began speaking out - submitting comments to www.augustachronicle.com/talk. We contacted a few of the contributors to share their comments with readers:

Summer secrets
Jazz Canty, 10, tells her friend Brazil Carter, 12, a secret as Kyerria Mathis, 5, takes a rest on Brazil's back.

Ga lawmakers send aides on more free trips than themselves
WASHINGTON - Companies and interest groups routinely offer free - sometimes lavish - trips to members of Congress, but more often than not, Georgia's lawmakers are passing the best ones on to their staffers.

Tax break cuts might hinder conservation
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Proposed cuts in tax breaks for conservation easements endanger programs that have protected green space from Georgia's coastal islands to the hills in the west and mountains in the north, environmentalists said.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - A woman has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend in their apartment.

Panel threat may hurt college
AIKEN - Aiken Technical College is stuck in the middle of a political conundrum that could cost the school $500,000.

Hotels lack incentive to shift to green
ATLANTA - A taxpayer-funded program designed to identify Georgia hotels trying to lessen their impact on the environment has failed to attract any new participants in more than a year, and some of those taking part in the program say the state isn't doing enough to promote the initiative.

Boston Red Sox select Cross Creek's Egan
Cross Creek's Jon Egan was selected in the second round of today's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Aiken could get bus cameras
AIKEN - In the five years Jeremy Williams has driven school buses, he has seen plenty of rowdy behavior.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -- The owners of a Camden restaurant whose buffet is blamed for one of the worst food-borne illness outbreaks in South Carolina in recent years issued a public apology Monday.

'A courageous step'
To Andrew Savage, what he needs is "structure" to help him get off the streets of Augusta. For Kenneth Dawson, what he needs is "a step" away from his current drug problems to get his life in order. A new mental health program that reaches out to the homeless might be what they're looking for.

News you can use
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Annex brings mixed reaction
BURNETTOWN - In the late 1990s, Robert Gay supported the annexation of his Belclear Heights neighborhood into Burnettown.

Trust will shield Rocky Creek
Daniel Townsend balanced himself on a mossy log in Rocky Creek, fully prepared to get wet.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
JaeLin R. Winfield is today's Kid of the Day.

Despite compromise, S.C. senator likely not in hot water with GOP
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Sen. Lindsey Graham's role in a compromise on judges and filibusters doesn't sit well with some party regulars in this Republican state.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday reversed the conviction of a man found guilty of murdering a taxi driver in 1999.

Kid of the Day

Site keeps tabs on state drivers
ATLANTA -- The next time a state-owned car zooms by you on the highway, a way of reporting the unruly road behavior is as close as the nearest computer.

Across Georgia

City explains need for bond referendum
NORTH AUGUSTA -- City bond attorneys have given council members the go-ahead to raise money through a bond referendum in order to speed up completion of the city's ambitious list of capital projects.

Group shifts arena plans
Augusta Entertainment LLC is back in the picture with a new proposal for a public-private partnership with the city to operate a sports arena at the Regency Mall site.

Colonel hopeful of Iraq success
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A year after the 4th Brigade was activated as part of Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division, its commanding officer, Col. Edward Cardon, sees a growing weariness among Iraqis with the violence that has left hundreds wounded or dead.

Graham's role in deal draws fire from GOP
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Sen. Lindsey Graham's role in a compromise on judges and filibusters doesn't sit well with some party regulars in this Republican state.

Across the area
A 51-year-old Augusta man told police someone shot him in the back as he went outside his home to check on a noise.

Graham's role in deal draws fire from GOP

'05 election livens with departures
What was to be a quiet election year is shaping up to be a big one with this month's vote on two general obligation bond issues and the need for special elections for the mayor's job and former state Sen. Charles Walker's office.

Despite compromise, S.C. senator likely not in hot water with GOP
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Sen. Lindsey Graham's role in a compromise on judges and filibusters doesn't sit well with some party regulars in this Republican state.

Showers bring nuisance of mosquitoes
Last week's copious rainfall will likely have yards buzzing with mosquitoes soon, health experts said.

Southern lawmakers eye highway bill
WASHINGTON - Southern states are preparing to grovel over gravel once again, but this time they'll be doing so as allies, not competitors.

Mayor adds name to governor race
AIKEN - Florence, S.C., Mayor Frank Willis announced his candidacy for governor Monday, joining state Sen. Tommy Moore, of Clearwater, as the only Democrats currently running for the state's top seat.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Kandice Elizabeth Goddard, 11, of Waynesboro.

Trust will shield Rocky Creek

Across the area
Richmond County authorities are looking for a man who they said robbed an Augusta gas station Friday.

Across the area

'McIntyre bill' now applies to Walker
Found guilty on 127 federal criminal charges last week, Charles Walker is expected to meet today with a federal probation officer who will begin investigating the former senator, his finances and his companies for a report that will affect what kind of sentence he receives.

Group shifts arena plans

Graham's role in deal draws fire from GOP
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Sen. Lindsey Graham's role in a compromise on judges and filibusters doesn't sit well with some party regulars in this Republican state.

What they're saying

Five questions with Rusty Marsh
Rusty Marsh is the South Carolina administrator for Golden Harvest Food Bank's Aiken warehouse. Golden Harvest in Augusta and Aiken provides food for people living in 25 counties in Georgia and South Carolina. Tuesday is National Hunger Awareness Day.

Aiken could get bus cameras
AIKEN - In the five years Jeremy Williams has driven school buses, he has seen plenty of rowdy behavior.

Who will take over for Young?
Mayoral madness will soon envelop Augusta.

Who will take over for Young?

Women excel in community
Julie Ginn Moretz remembers the frustration of having a child in the hospital and not being able to be with him.

Job is something to sing about

Group shifts arena plans
Augusta Entertainment LLC is back in the picture with a new proposal for a public-private partnership with the city to operate a sports arena at the Regency Mall site.

'McIntyre bill' now applies to Walker

Bicycling helps health of others
Kevin Berry once pedaled a bicycle from Jacksonville, Fla., to St. Augustine and back - and thought it seemed like a incredibly long distance.

Blacks report bias in Guard
COLUMBIA - The enlisted ranks of South Carolina's Army National Guard are racially diverse, but statistics show that most black officers in the Guard are junior officers.

The week ahead
The other day I watched, amused, as a young man tried to get his 3-year-old son to eat all the macaroni and corn on his plate.

'McIntyre bill' now applies to Walker
Found guilty on 127 federal criminal charges last week, Charles Walker is expected to meet today with a federal probation officer who will begin investigating the former senator, his finances and his companies for a report that will affect what kind of sentence he receives.

Who will take over for Young?
Mayoral madness will soon envelop Augusta.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Kandice Elizabeth Goddard, 11, of Waynesboro.

Law enforcement sees good year in Legislature
COLUMBIA, S.C. - It was a good year for law enforcement as the Legislature had a budget surplus that allowed for pay increases, new officers and other resources.

Prison abuse allegations could lead to changes
ATLANTA - Allegations of inmates being beaten at Rogers State Prison will be thoroughly investigated and may lead to changes at the state Department of Corrections, Commissioner James Donald said.

Annex brings mixed reaction
BURNETTOWN - In the late 1990s, Robert Gay supported the annexation of his Belclear Heights neighborhood into Burnettown.

Ga lawmakers send aides on more free trips than themselves
WASHINGTON - Companies and interest groups routinely offer free - sometimes lavish - trips to members of Congress, but more often than not, Georgia's lawmakers are passing the best ones on to their staffers.

Defendants had faith in Williams
Trusting former state Rep. Robin Williams could get you in trouble, two of his co-defendants testified Tuesday.

Blacks report bias in Guard

Take care of yourself first, speaker advises
It's a good idea to heed a flight attendant's instructions to put on your own oxygen mask before helping others with theirs.

Summer secrets

Five questions with Rusty Marsh
Rusty Marsh is the South Carolina administrator for Golden Harvest Food Bank's Aiken warehouse. Golden Harvest in Augusta and Aiken provides food for people living in 25 counties in Georgia and South Carolina. Tuesday is National Hunger Awareness Day.

Across the area

Mayor adds name to governor race

Southern lawmakers eye highway bill

News you can use

Hotels lack incentive to shift to green

Colonel hopeful of Iraq success

Annex brings mixed reaction

What they're saying
Less than two hours after former state Sen. Charles Walker was found guilty on 127 counts in U.S. District Court, Augusta Chronicle readers began speaking out - submitting comments to www.augustachronicle.com/talk. We contacted a few of the contributors to share their comments with readers:

Ga lawmakers send aides on more free trips than themselves

Defendants had faith in Williams
Trusting former state Rep. Robin Williams could get you in trouble, two of his co-defendants testified Tuesday.

Across Georgia

Hotels lack incentive to shift to green
ATLANTA - A taxpayer-funded program designed to identify Georgia hotels trying to lessen their impact on the environment has failed to attract any new participants in more than a year, and some of those taking part in the program say the state isn't doing enough to promote the initiative.

'A courageous step'

'05 election livens with departures

Aiken could get bus cameras

Despite compromise, S.C. senator likely not in hot water with GOP

Across South Carolina

Trust will shield Rocky Creek
Daniel Townsend balanced himself on a mossy log in Rocky Creek, fully prepared to get wet.

Boston Red Sox select Cross Creek's Egan

Law enforcement sees good year in Legislature

Panel threat may hurt college
AIKEN - Aiken Technical College is stuck in the middle of a political conundrum that could cost the school $500,000.

Take care of yourself first, speaker advises

DOT re-examines road plans
The head of the Georgia Department of Transportation said Monday his agency might reconsider plans for a raised median on part of Washington Road in Evans in favor of extending an existing center turn lane.

Defendants had faith in Williams

Agencies remind of water restraint
Before last week's ample rainfall, some Columbia County residents were already starting to ignore Georgia's mandatory watering restrictions, the county's water and sewer director says.

Kid of the Day

Tax break cuts might hinder conservation
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Proposed cuts in tax breaks for conservation easements endanger programs that have protected green space from Georgia's coastal islands to the hills in the west and mountains in the north, environmentalists said.

Women excel in community

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Summer secrets
Jazz Canty, 10, tells her friend Brazil Carter, 12, a secret as Kyerria Mathis, 5, takes a rest on Brazil's back.

Five questions with Rusty Marsh

Panel threat may hurt college

Across the southeast
BRYAN, Texas - A Texas A&M University student who had been feared murdered after disappearing nearly seven years ago has been found alive and working in Kentucky, according to authorities.

'A courageous step'
To Andrew Savage, what he needs is "structure" to help him get off the streets of Augusta. For Kenneth Dawson, what he needs is "a step" away from his current drug problems to get his life in order. A new mental health program that reaches out to the homeless might be what they're looking for.

You say tomato, I say pico de gallo
Summer will be here soon, and with it a bountiful harvest of greens and yellows and reds from the vegetable garden - except in my yard, known all around my neighborhood as The Seed Graveyard.

You say tomato, I say pico de gallo
Summer will be here soon, and with it a bountiful harvest of greens and yellows and reds from the vegetable garden - except in my yard, known all around my neighborhood as The Seed Graveyard.

'Madagascar' takes over top box-office spot
LOS ANGELES - A talking lion became king of the box office as the animated tale "Madagascar" climbed to the No. 1 spot with $28.7 million in its second weekend.

'Madagascar' takes over top box-office spot
LOS ANGELES - A talking lion became king of the box office as the animated tale "Madagascar" climbed to the No. 1 spot with $28.7 million in its second weekend.

MTV Movie Awards jabs at award show convention
LOS ANGELES - Not even award shows are safe from ridicule at the MTV Movie Awards.

'Madagascar' takes over top box-office spot

MTV Movie Awards jabs at award show convention
LOS ANGELES - Not even award shows are safe from ridicule at the MTV Movie Awards.

MTV Movie Awards jabs at award show convention

Russian wins Van Cliburn piano competition
FORT WORTH, Texas - When Alexander Kobrin was a toddler in Russia, he played happily with his toys as long as he could hear music. When the radio was turned off, he cried.

Q&A: Bobby Valentine on early fame
Bobby Valentino may look like an newcomer, but the baby-faced crooner is actually back for the first time.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Selected audio reviews:

Russian wins Van Cliburn piano competition

Q&A: Bobby Valentine on early fame

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Selected audio reviews:

Russian wins Van Cliburn piano competition
FORT WORTH, Texas - When Alexander Kobrin was a toddler in Russia, he played happily with his toys as long as he could hear music. When the radio was turned off, he cried.

Q&A: Bobby Valentine on early fame
Bobby Valentino may look like an newcomer, but the baby-faced crooner is actually back for the first time.

Simple Plan hit the road with Good Charlotte
Simple Plan likes to play around, as the title of their latest album, "Still Not Getting Any...," suggests.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Biffle crashes way to MBNA
DOVER, Del. - It took 401 miles for Greg Biffle to make his only mistake in Sunday's Nextel Cup series race at Dover International Speedway. Fortunately for him, the race only lasted 400 miles.

Biffle wins at Dover
DOVER, Del. - Greg Biffle's surprising run to the top of Nextel Cup competition got a boost Sunday from a stunningly easy victory in a crash-filled race on The Monster Mile.

Tempers flare over reckless driving
DOVER, Del. - The rash of reckless driving continued on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series circuit Sunday, and with it came the promise of retaliation.

Tempers flare over reckless driving
DOVER, Del. - The rash of reckless driving continued on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series circuit Sunday, and with it came the promise of retaliation.

Biffle wins at Dover

Biffle wins at Dover
DOVER, Del. - Greg Biffle's surprising run to the top of Nextel Cup competition got a boost Sunday from a stunningly easy victory in a crash-filled race on The Monster Mile.

Tempers flare over reckless driving

Biffle crashes way to MBNA
DOVER, Del. - It took 401 miles for Greg Biffle to make his only mistake in Sunday's Nextel Cup series race at Dover International Speedway. Fortunately for him, the race only lasted 400 miles.

Biffle crashes way to MBNA

Spurs adopting lessons of Phoenix series
SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich repeated his pat answer when he was asked how his Spurs will customize their game to fit their yet-to-be-decided opponent in the NBA Finals - the Miami Heat or the Detroit Pistons.

Spurs adopting lessons of Phoenix series

Spurs adopting lessons of Phoenix series
SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich repeated his pat answer when he was asked how his Spurs will customize their game to fit their yet-to-be-decided opponent in the NBA Finals - the Miami Heat or the Detroit Pistons.

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Overtime

Nadal wins French Open at 19

Win would bring U.S. close to World Cup berth

Overtime

Nadal has no illusions about Wimbledon

Win would bring U.S. close to World Cup berth
SALT LAKE CITY - For a change, the U.S. soccer team can take the easy route.

Nadal has no illusions about Wimbledon
PARIS - Rafael Nadal will not soon go from kissing the French Open trophy to hoisting the one at Wimbledon.

On the right foot
On Sunday afternoon, Augusta FireBall United team president Alec Papadakis easily summed up the team's performance.

Win would bring U.S. close to World Cup berth
SALT LAKE CITY - For a change, the U.S. soccer team can take the easy route.

Nadal wins French Open at 19
PARIS - Rafael Nadal, the new king of clay, put on a show worthy of the royalty watching him.

Nadal has no illusions about Wimbledon
PARIS - Rafael Nadal will not soon go from kissing the French Open trophy to hoisting the one at Wimbledon.

Overtime
Augusta's Ray Whitfield defeated Miguel Delgado (2-1) of Fort Worth, Texas, at the Summer Showdown held at the Isle of Capri Casino in Luna, Miss.

Overtime
In Kannapolis, N.C., the Augusta GreenJackets broke a sixth-inning tie with a pair of strange runs for a 5-3 victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators.

Overtime
Augusta's Ray Whitfield defeated Miguel Delgado (2-1) of Fort Worth, Texas, at the Summer Showdown held at the Isle of Capri Casino in Luna, Miss.

Overtime
In Kannapolis, N.C., the Augusta GreenJackets broke a sixth-inning tie with a pair of strange runs for a 5-3 victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators.

Nadal wins French Open at 19
PARIS - Rafael Nadal, the new king of clay, put on a show worthy of the royalty watching him.

AP poll: Religion key in American lives
Religious devotion sets the United States apart from some of its closest allies. Americans profess unquestioning belief in God and are far more willing to mix faith and politics than people in other countries, AP-Ipsos polling found.

Pope calls for release of hostage
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI called Sunday for the release of an Italian hostage held in Afghanistan, while that nation's foreign minister expressed optimism the woman's captivity would have a "peaceful, happy ending."

AP poll: Religion key in American lives
Religious devotion sets the United States apart from some of its closest allies. Americans profess unquestioning belief in God and are far more willing to mix faith and politics than people in other countries, AP-Ipsos polling found.

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We are asking our readers the same poll questions as the AP-Ipsos religion poll. Please answer all four questions.

'Deadwood' returns for a marathon encore
NEW YORK - Oddly enough, there's a certain nobility to E.B. Farnum. As played by William Sanderson on HBO's western drama "Deadwood," Farnum is a weasel - but devoutly so. He's a schemer who never gives himself a day off. He's unafraid to be a wimp

Brian Williams' first 6 months rife with change
NEW YORK - Perhaps because he was busy with other things - like the news, for instance - Brian Williams let last week's minor milestone of six months since replacing Tom Brokaw as NBC's chief anchor go unnoticed.

'Deadwood' returns for a marathon encore
NEW YORK - Oddly enough, there's a certain nobility to E.B. Farnum. As played by William Sanderson on HBO's western drama "Deadwood," Farnum is a weasel - but devoutly so. He's a schemer who never gives himself a day off. He's unafraid to be a wimp

Brian Williams' first 6 months rife with change
NEW YORK - Perhaps because he was busy with other things - like the news, for instance - Brian Williams let last week's minor milestone of six months since replacing Tom Brokaw as NBC's chief anchor go unnoticed.

CNN ditches Hemmer, promotes O'Brien
NEW YORK - CNN has replaced Bill Hemmer with Miles O'Brien as anchor of its morning show, reconfigured its afternoon schedule and hired two new executives to run Anderson Cooper's and Paula Zahn's shows.

CNN ditches Hemmer, promotes O'Brien
NEW YORK - CNN has replaced Bill Hemmer with Miles O'Brien as anchor of its morning show, reconfigured its afternoon schedule and hired two new executives to run Anderson Cooper's and Paula Zahn's shows.

CNN ditches Hemmer, promotes O'Brien

Brian Williams' first 6 months rife with change

'Deadwood' returns for a marathon encore

Majority of Jackson jurors have children

Lohan says she's an 'easy target' for tabloids

Family feud over Zsa Zsa Gabor's will leads to lawsuit

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Michael Jackson treated in emergency room

Tucker discusses testimony in Jackson trial

Marilyn Monroe's personal items auctioned

Gamecocks eliminate Michigan
ATLANTA - Neil Giesler hit a three-run homer and South Carolina eliminated Michigan from the NCAA tournament with a 4-3 victory Sunday, a game that took 6½ hours to complete because of heavy rain and lightning.

Gamecocks eliminate Michigan

Gamecocks eliminate Michigan
ATLANTA - Neil Giesler hit a three-run homer and South Carolina eliminated Michigan from the NCAA tournament with a 4-3 victory Sunday, a game that took 6½ hours to complete because of heavy rain and lightning.

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PLAY BALL: The Augusta GreenJackets take on the Asheville Tourists at 7 p.m. Enjoy all the fun of baseball at Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road. General admission is $6

My style
THE FACTS: Jessica Tucker, 15, a rising sophomore at Glenn Hills High School

Question of the week
Q: Does it seem as though summer vacation has gotten shorter?

Shallow lyrics sink Thomas' first solo effort
With the release of More Than You Think You Are in 2003, Matchbox Twenty took the risk of crossing from its alternative roots to the world of mainstream pop. After gaining a new fan base, but still experiencing less-than-perfect record sales, Matchbox disbanded in 2004.

Tell boyfriend the truth about wandering eye
This week's problem: Recently, my best friend and I decided to take our relationship to the next level, so we have started dating. Everything is going great with our relationship, but I have met someone at work I am really starting to like. I have been spending a lot of time with the "new guy," and when I am with him it seems as though I never think about my boyfriend.

Tell boyfriend the truth about wandering eye

Shades of summer
Summer is the time to shop. "There's no school, so there's no homework or nothing like that," said Ashley Ray, 13, a rising eighth-grader at Sego Middle School, who had just finished roaming the stores of Augusta Mall with friends Brittney Jordan, Jasmine Jordan and Arlene McCaffrey. "Shopping gives you something to do."

Shallow lyrics sink Thomas' first solo effort
With the release of More Than You Think You Are in 2003, Matchbox Twenty took the risk of crossing from its alternative roots to the world of mainstream pop. After gaining a new fan base, but still experiencing less-than-perfect record sales, Matchbox disbanded in 2004.

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Shades of summer
Summer is the time to shop. "There's no school, so there's no homework or nothing like that," said Ashley Ray, 13, a rising eighth-grader at Sego Middle School, who had just finished roaming the stores of Augusta Mall with friends Brittney Jordan, Jasmine Jordan and Arlene McCaffrey. "Shopping gives you something to do."

Question of the week
Q: Does it seem as though summer vacation has gotten shorter?

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PLAY BALL: The Augusta GreenJackets take on the Asheville Tourists at 7 p.m. Enjoy all the fun of baseball at Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road. General admission is $6

Tell boyfriend the truth about wandering eye
This week's problem: Recently, my best friend and I decided to take our relationship to the next level, so we have started dating. Everything is going great with our relationship, but I have met someone at work I am really starting to like. I have been spending a lot of time with the "new guy," and when I am with him it seems as though I never think about my boyfriend.

Shallow lyrics sink Thomas' first solo effort

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THE FACTS: Jessica Tucker, 15, a rising sophomore at Glenn Hills High School

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