Images of Southern culture capture rural experience
Rural Southern culture is changing. The places and traditions that make small towns across the region unique are slowly disappearing as the unpainted clapboard buildings are torn down, mom-and-pop operations close and the fast-food frenzy of mass-produced American culture takes over.

$7 million in one-day ticket sales for 'The Odd Couple'
NEW YORK - The revival of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, doesn't open on Broadway until Oct. 27, but the show took in a whopping $7 million Monday when tickets went on sale for American Express cardholders only.

Cross Creek star's dream comes true
It was a day for horseshoes, firing up the grill, eating cake and having a drink or three.

Cross Creek star's dream comes true

Cross Creek star's dream comes true
It was a day for horseshoes, firing up the grill, eating cake and having a drink or three.

Gunman kills teen as he lies wounded on stretcher
DETROIT - A masked man ordered paramedics to step away from a teenager who lay bleeding on a stretcher from bullet wounds, then killed him with a shotgun blast to the head, authorities said.

Man delivers pizzas after being shot in leg
TAMPA, Fla. - A robbery attempt by a masked man and a gunshot wound to the leg didn't stop a pizza delivery man from making his rounds, pies in hand.

Odds and Ends
TOLEDO, Ohio - She's 91 and uses a hearing aid and eyeglasses, but Katherine Woodworth wasn't about to let somebody steal her purse.

Enormous puppet on loan at weird Brooklyn 'library'
NEW YORK - At the foot of a seven-story granite arch in the middle of a busy traffic circle, a scuffed yellow door opens once a week to a scene that's straight out of a children's storybook.

Odds and Ends
TOLEDO, Ohio - She's 91 and uses a hearing aid and eyeglasses, but Katherine Woodworth wasn't about to let somebody steal her purse.

Enormous puppet on loan at weird Brooklyn 'library'
NEW YORK - At the foot of a seven-story granite arch in the middle of a busy traffic circle, a scuffed yellow door opens once a week to a scene that's straight out of a children's storybook.

Chipper Jones thinking about surgery
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves continued to update their ever-growing injury list Wednesday.

Estrada: 'Felt like I was in a car wreck'
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves catcher Johnny Estrada is, by all estimations, a pretty big guy.

Estrada: 'Felt like I was in a car wreck'

Rookie torches Braves
ATLANTA - This week was the first time the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Angels had ever played one another.

Win helps heal Braves
ATLANTA - Amazingly, Horacio Ramirez was able to keep a reasonably straight face when talking about the two-seam fastball that, ahem, got away from him in the first inning Tuesday.

Rookie torches Braves
ATLANTA - This week was the first time the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Angels had ever played one another.

Chipper Jones thinking about surgery

Chipper Jones thinking about surgery
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves continued to update their ever-growing injury list Wednesday.

Rookie torches Braves

Ailing Jones sent to foot specialist

Ailing Jones sent to foot specialist
ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will be sent to a foot specialist in North Carolina to determine the seriousness of the injury that put him on the disabled list.

Estrada: 'Felt like I was in a car wreck'
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves catcher Johnny Estrada is, by all estimations, a pretty big guy.

Ailing Jones sent to foot specialist
ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will be sent to a foot specialist in North Carolina to determine the seriousness of the injury that put him on the disabled list.

Crude oil futures fall more than $1 after rally fizzles

Comments from Fed yield mixed results
NEW YORK - Wall Street gave up a substantial early gain and staggered to a mixed finish Tuesday after a Federal Reserve official warned that interest rates might continue to climb.

Concerned raised about unfunded pension liability
WASHINGTON - Fearing that airlines and other struggling industries could present the country with its next S&L crisis, Congress and the White House are pushing an overhaul of pension-funding rules that has been overshadowed by Social Security.

Monsanto raises third-quarter forecast
ST. LOUIS - Monsanto Co., maker of top-selling Roundup herbicide and a supplier of crop seeds, on Tuesday lowered its third-quarter forecast for net income but raised its outlook for adjusted earnings while forecasting an increase in expenses related to two acquisitions.

Concerned raised about unfunded pension liability

Atlanta Fed boss hints interest rates to keep rising
ATLANTA - The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta suggested Tuesday he believes the door remains open to the possibility of further short-term interest rate hikes.

Down to the Signs

Atlanta Fed boss hints interest rates to keep rising
ATLANTA - The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta suggested Tuesday he believes the door remains open to the possibility of further short-term interest rate hikes.

Monsanto raises third-quarter forecast

Concerned raised about unfunded pension liability
WASHINGTON - Fearing that airlines and other struggling industries could present the country with its next S&L crisis, Congress and the White House are pushing an overhaul of pension-funding rules that has been overshadowed by Social Security.

Sentence holds businesses' fate
The companies Charles Walker spent years building could fall apart in a matter of weeks, depending on the severity of his sentence.

Official forecast is a bit dimmer
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Wednesday issued a slightly less optimistic forecast for the country's economic growth and inflation for the rest of the year but predicted a solid increase in new jobs.

Atlanta Fed boss hints interest rates to keep rising

Panel ponders keeping or abolishing tax breaks
WASHINGTON - House tax writers contemplated the difficulty of abolishing tax breaks in the name of simplicity on Wednesday while considering ideas to overhaul federal tax laws.

Sentence holds businesses' fate

Economic forecast sends stocks sliding
NEW YORK - Stocks slumped Wednesday as the Bush administration said the nation's economy would likely grow at a slower pace than forecast six months ago, an assessment that eclipsed positive corporate news and lower oil prices.

Economic forecast sends stocks sliding

Sentence holds businesses' fate
The companies Charles Walker spent years building could fall apart in a matter of weeks, depending on the severity of his sentence.

Monsanto raises third-quarter forecast
ST. LOUIS - Monsanto Co., maker of top-selling Roundup herbicide and a supplier of crop seeds, on Tuesday lowered its third-quarter forecast for net income but raised its outlook for adjusted earnings while forecasting an increase in expenses related to two acquisitions.

GM to cut 25,000 jobs by 2008
WILMINGTON, Del. - General Motors Corp. plans to eliminate 25,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States by 2008 and close plants as part of a strategy to revive North American business at the world's largest automaker, its chairman said on Tuesday.

Comments from Fed yield mixed results
NEW YORK - Wall Street gave up a substantial early gain and staggered to a mixed finish Tuesday after a Federal Reserve official warned that interest rates might continue to climb.

Down to the Signs
Augusta's SouthTrust Bank branches have been operating as Wachovia Bank branches for several months. On Friday morning, most of them will begin flying the Wachovia banner.

Down to the Signs
Augusta's SouthTrust Bank branches have been operating as Wachovia Bank branches for several months. On Friday morning, most of them will begin flying the Wachovia banner.

Economic forecast sends stocks sliding
NEW YORK - Stocks slumped Wednesday as the Bush administration said the nation's economy would likely grow at a slower pace than forecast six months ago, an assessment that eclipsed positive corporate news and lower oil prices.

Crude oil futures fall more than $1 after rally fizzles
WASHINGTON - Oil prices fell for the third straight day on Wednesday, slipping below $53 a barrel after a rally that was sparked by a drop in supplies and as brokers locked in profits from a recent runup.

Crude oil futures fall more than $1 after rally fizzles
WASHINGTON - Oil prices fell for the third straight day on Wednesday, slipping below $53 a barrel after a rally that was sparked by a drop in supplies and as brokers locked in profits from a recent runup.

GM to cut 25,000 jobs by 2008

Panel ponders keeping or abolishing tax breaks
WASHINGTON - House tax writers contemplated the difficulty of abolishing tax breaks in the name of simplicity on Wednesday while considering ideas to overhaul federal tax laws.

Comments from Fed yield mixed results

Panel ponders keeping or abolishing tax breaks

GM to cut 25,000 jobs by 2008
WILMINGTON, Del. - General Motors Corp. plans to eliminate 25,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States by 2008 and close plants as part of a strategy to revive North American business at the world's largest automaker, its chairman said on Tuesday.

ESPN pulls out of coaches' poll

ESPN pulls out of coaches' poll
ESPN withdrew from the college football coaches' poll Tuesday, the second major news organization to say it didn't want to be a part of the Bowl Championship Series' weekly rankings.

ESPN pulls out of coaches' poll
ESPN withdrew from the college football coaches' poll Tuesday, the second major news organization to say it didn't want to be a part of the Bowl Championship Series' weekly rankings.

Mother-to-be makes ace at Cedar Creek

Justice for Saddam is near
It doesn't seem right somehow. Saddam Hussein is going to be tried on only 12 counts in his upcoming Baghdad trial in a few months.

Intellectual carjacking
Imagine the feeling you'd get by seeing a passing motorist behind the wheel of your car, which you didn't even know was stolen.

More digits or less hassle?
The price of population growth in our part of Georgia, along with expanding use of fax lines, computer lines and cell phones, is that by next year we could all be dialing 10 digits to make a local phone call.

More digits or less hassle?

A ray of sunshine
At one point Tuesday, when the Augusta Commission was wrangling over how to pick an interim mayor to replace Bob Young who's departing for a federal post June 20, Commissioner Bobby Hankerson, perhaps embarrassed by the panel's feuding and fussing, suggested going into legal - i.e. secret - session to continue the discussions.

A chance to move on
It's understandable why many Augustans feel bad for Charles Walker's family, but many also feel sorry for Walker himself - a classic case of misplaced sympathy.

Intellectual carjacking

A chance to move on
It's understandable why many Augustans feel bad for Charles Walker's family, but many also feel sorry for Walker himself - a classic case of misplaced sympathy.

A ray of sunshine

A ray of sunshine
At one point Tuesday, when the Augusta Commission was wrangling over how to pick an interim mayor to replace Bob Young who's departing for a federal post June 20, Commissioner Bobby Hankerson, perhaps embarrassed by the panel's feuding and fussing, suggested going into legal - i.e. secret - session to continue the discussions.

Intellectual carjacking
Imagine the feeling you'd get by seeing a passing motorist behind the wheel of your car, which you didn't even know was stolen.

More digits or less hassle?
The price of population growth in our part of Georgia, along with expanding use of fax lines, computer lines and cell phones, is that by next year we could all be dialing 10 digits to make a local phone call.

A chance to move on

The Section has room to play at Hale Tiki
D. Timm's Jazz Cafe is gone, but its house band, The Section, will play on. After performing its last gig for the restaurant and jazz cafe at 302 Sixth St., The Section has moved to Hale Tiki, at 660 Broad St. The band will perform there Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

The Liquid Life: Still Water Tap Room
STILL WATER TAP ROOM ADDRESS: 974 Broad St. BEER ON TAP: Guinness Stout, Harp Lager, Bass Ale, Newcastle Brown Ale, Dinkle Acker Lager, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Rogue Nut...

Open tab
Ready for a night out? Here's a roundup of entertainment and drink specials at Augusta and Aiken area bars and bistros:

Concerts calendar
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - After more than a week of haggling over costs, Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures have reached a deal that will allow "Mission: Impossible 3" to move ahead with filming in Italy next month.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - After more than a week of haggling over costs, Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures have reached a deal that will allow "Mission: Impossible 3" to move ahead with filming in Italy next month.

The Section has room to play at Hale Tiki
D. Timm's Jazz Cafe is gone, but its house band, The Section, will play on. After performing its last gig for the restaurant and jazz cafe at 302 Sixth St., The Section has moved to Hale Tiki, at 660 Broad St. The band will perform there Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m.

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

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

'Science Guy' becomes Bill Nye the educator
ITHACA, N.Y. - Bill Nye is many things: comedian, scientist, author, inventor, TV personality.

Stuff to do
The undefeated Augusta FireBall United, a developmental soccer team made up of collegiate players, takes on the Ajax Orlando Prospects at 7:30 p.m. today at Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road in Grovetown.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Nicole Kidman, star of the upcoming movie "Bewitched," is carefully not casting judgment on ex-husband Tom Cruise's relationship with Katie Holmes.

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Ready for a night out? Here's a roundup of entertainment and drink specials at Augusta and Aiken area bars and bistros:

People in the News
NEW YORK - Nicole Kidman, star of the upcoming movie "Bewitched," is carefully not casting judgment on ex-husband Tom Cruise's relationship with Katie Holmes.

Concerts calendar
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

'Science Guy' becomes Bill Nye the educator
ITHACA, N.Y. - Bill Nye is many things: comedian, scientist, author, inventor, TV personality.

Culkin pleads guilty to two misdemeanor drug charges

Stuff to do
The undefeated Augusta FireBall United, a developmental soccer team made up of collegiate players, takes on the Ajax Orlando Prospects at 7:30 p.m. today at Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road in Grovetown.

This Chinese tofu salad is a sweet-and-sour crunchy
CONCORD, N.H. - Much as I love them, my salads too often get too routine.

Hildebrandt's food store
ADDRESS: 226 Sixth St. ON THE MENU: Sandwiches served on rye, pumpernickel, sourdough, white or wheat bread or kaiser, onion or sub rolls: BLT: $2.50; bologna, $2; braunschweiger, $2.50...

Chicken-fried steak is unofficial dish for many Texans

Fruity bars are easy to bake and make good snacking
If you're looking for a wholesome, homemade snack that has more nutritious value than many "junk" food items, you may wish to try this recipe with its blend of grain ingredients.

Chicken-fried steak is unofficial dish for many Texans
BATON ROUGE, La. - Country food restaurants in small towns can be evaluated by the number of cars or trucks parked in front at lunch time. If there are fewer than four or five cars in the parking lot, drive on.

Chicken-fried steak is unofficial dish for many Texans
BATON ROUGE, La. - Country food restaurants in small towns can be evaluated by the number of cars or trucks parked in front at lunch time. If there are fewer than four or five cars in the parking lot, drive on.\r\n

Quick and easy hot Italian sausage and tomato pasta

Quick and easy hot Italian sausage and tomato pasta
This recipe produces a colorful, savory main dish to serve your hungry diners for a total of 30 minutes prep and cooking time. What more can a cook in a hurry ask for? How about a reward: some sit-back and bask-in-approval time for this half-hour of kitchen magic.

Low-fat sesame-chili chicken will satisfy the palate

Low-fat sesame-chili chicken will satisfy the palate
The gingered watermelon salsa served with this spicy chicken dish is a creative way to conjure up a fresh taste of summer that will satisfy the palate and do no damage to the waistline.

Hildebrandt's food store
ADDRESS: 226 Sixth St.ON THE MENU: Sandwiches served on rye, pumpernickel, sourdough, white or wheat bread or kaiser, onion or sub rolls: BLT: $2.50; bologna, $2; braunschweiger, $2.50...

Low-fat sesame-chili chicken will satisfy the palate
The gingered watermelon salsa served with this spicy chicken dish is a creative way to conjure up a fresh taste of summer that will satisfy the palate and do no damage to the waistline.

Hildebrandt's food store

Fruity bars are easy to bake and make good snacking
If you're looking for a wholesome, homemade snack that has more nutritious value than many "junk" food items, you may wish to try this recipe with its blend of grain ingredients.

Fruity bars are easy to bake and make good snacking

Quick and easy hot Italian sausage and tomato pasta
This recipe produces a colorful, savory main dish to serve your hungry diners for a total of 30 minutes prep and cooking time. What more can a cook in a hurry ask for? How about a reward: some sit-back and bask-in-approval time for this half-hour of kitchen magic.

All-Star game tickets still available
More than 5,000 baseball fans in Charleston, S.C., last year got to see RiverDogs closer Chad Orvella earn a save as the Southern Division beat the Northern Division, 4-2 in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

Asheville shuts down Augusta
The Asheville Tourists and Augusta GreenJackets were first and second in the league in batting heading into Tuesday's series opener.

Good pitching not enough for Augusta
Darren Sack's record fell below .500 Wednesday afternoon, but much like Osiris Matos on Tuesday, the Augusta GreenJackets starter didn't deserve the loss.

Good pitching not enough for Augusta
Darren Sack's record fell below .500 Wednesday afternoon, but much like Osiris Matos on Tuesday, the Augusta GreenJackets starter didn't deserve the loss.

All-Star game tickets still available
More than 5,000 baseball fans in Charleston, S.C., last year got to see RiverDogs closer Chad Orvella earn a save as the Southern Division beat the Northern Division, 4-2 in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

Learjet cleared in Payne Stewart crash trial
ORLANDO, Fla. - Learjet should not be held responsible for the 1999 plane accident that killed golfer Payne Stewart, jurors said Wednesday.

Golf: Browne shoots 59
Olin Browne sought out a USGA official to ask him the proper way to withdraw from U.S. Open qualifying, figuring his 73 over the first 18 holes left him no chance. Good thing he changed his mind.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Golf: Browne shoots 59

Learjet cleared in Payne Stewart crash trial
ORLANDO, Fla. - Learjet should not be held responsible for the 1999 plane accident that killed golfer Payne Stewart, jurors said Wednesday.

Learjet cleared in Payne Stewart crash trial

Golf: USC Aiken ready to claim another title

Golf: USC Aiken ready to claim another title
AIKEN - Randy Warrick stood beside a table holding two national championship trophies and noticed some available space.

Golf: Browne shoots 59
Olin Browne sought out a USGA official to ask him the proper way to withdraw from U.S. Open qualifying, figuring his 73 over the first 18 holes left him no chance. Good thing he changed his mind.

Golf: USC Aiken ready to claim another title
AIKEN - Randy Warrick stood beside a table holding two national championship trophies and noticed some available space.

All-Star game tickets still available

Good pitching not enough for Augusta

That '70s salad: six-layer BLT salad
Cool entree salads are a nice change of pace on these hot days from standard dinner fare. This six-layer BLT salad packs the flavors of a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich into an entree salad.

That '70s salad: six-layer BLT salad
Cool entree salads are a nice change of pace on these hot days from standard dinner fare. This six-layer BLT salad packs the flavors of a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich into an entree salad.

That '70s salad: six-layer BLT salad

Why limit CSRA's spelling champ?
Congratulations to Joe Shepherd for his tremendous achievement in the National Spelling Bee! Just as in any competition where an individual or team hails from the Augusta area, all of Augusta personally feels represented and cheers for success. Shirley Coleman, Augusta

Other road also plagued with delays
I agree with Jeff Hegarty's letter ("Incompetence plagues road project," June 6). Gregory M. Garnett, Martinez

Pot calls kettle black on partisanship
Regarding Vern J.Simon's letter "Liberals mar stem-cell debate" (June 3), he states that Lowell Greenbaum "exists in a persistent, partisan political state" and "pushes a liberal agenda that colors all of his thinking and writing."Ginger Sitler, Augusta

Why limit CSRA's spelling champ?

Why limit CSRA's spelling champ?
Congratulations to Joe Shepherd for his tremendous achievement in the National Spelling Bee! Just as in any competition where an individual or team hails from the Augusta area, all of Augusta personally feels represented and cheers for success. Shirley Coleman, Augusta

Insurance plan is worrisome
I read with interest the recent story reporting that state employees soon will have to pay more for medical insurance if they smoke. William Head, Grovetown

Insurance plan is worrisome

Insurance plan is worrisome
I read with interest the recent story reporting that state employees soon will have to pay more for medical insurance if they smoke. William Head, Grovetown

Other road also plagued with delays
I agree with Jeff Hegarty's letter ("Incompetence plagues road project," June 6). Gregory M. Garnett, Martinez

Sundays don't mean inactivity
Wow! Guess who got all the seasons of The Andy Griffith Show on DVD? Apparently Stephanie Wilson ("Honor Sabbath as intended," June 5) needs to step away from the television.Mark Zagar, Evans

Pot calls kettle black on partisanship
Regarding Vern J.Simon's letter "Liberals mar stem-cell debate" (June 3), he states that Lowell Greenbaum "exists in a persistent, partisan political state" and "pushes a liberal agenda that colors all of his thinking and writing."Ginger Sitler, Augusta

Cultivate our pupils' fertile, young minds
School is out for the summer. How many children have been left behind?Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Pot calls kettle black on partisanship

Other road also plagued with delays

Reporter takes aim at clay targets

Clay shooting can be family affair

Poll: Nearly half of major minority groups favor ethnic media

Batman comes to life in Pennsylvania farmhouse

Group calls for prompt greenhouse gas cuts

Google Maps tinkerers make demographic data come alive

Clay shooting can be family affair
Arms crossed and her face creased with a small frown, Rachel Welch, 13, watches from behind amber safety glasses as her father, older sister and mother, in turn, lift shotguns toward the sky and take aim at the bright-orange targets spinning across their field of vision at the Pinetucky Gun Club's skeet range south of Augusta.

Clay shooting can be family affair
Arms crossed and her face creased with a small frown, Rachel Welch, 13, watches from behind amber safety glasses as her father, older sister and mother, in turn, lift shotguns toward the sky and take aim at the bright-orange targets spinning across their field of vision at the Pinetucky Gun Club's skeet range south of Augusta.

Reporter takes aim at clay targets
I had not pulled a trigger, not held a gun, for more than 15 years.

Living briefs
Rachel Nichols and Peter Coyote star in The Inside. It's a new drama series about a rookie FBI agent who, despite her lack of field experience, is tapped to join the bureau's Los Angeles-based violent crimes unit, which tackles the city's most psychologically taxing and physically threatening cases.

Group calls for prompt greenhouse gas cuts
LONDON - The U.S. National Academy of Sciences joined similar groups from other nations Tuesday in a call for prompt action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, warning that delays will be costly.

Batman comes to life in Pennsylvania farmhouse
EASTON, Pa. - Outside Tommy Castillo's bedroom window is a rolling horse pasture where Appaloosa mares frolic with their young - not at all like gritty Gotham, the fictional city that Castillo sees with his mind's eye as he draws the adventures of the Caped Crusader.

Google Maps tinkerers make demographic data come alive
SAN FRANCISCO - Tracking sexual predators in Florida. Guiding travelers to the cheapest gas nationwide. Pinpointing $1,500 studio apartments for rent in Manhattan.

Poll: Nearly half of major minority groups favor ethnic media
LOS ANGELES - Nearly half the country's Hispanics, Asian Americans and other minorities prefer ethnic newspapers, television and radio to mainstream media, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Reporter takes aim at clay targets
I had not pulled a trigger, not held a gun, for more than 15 years.

Group calls for prompt greenhouse gas cuts
LONDON - The U.S. National Academy of Sciences joined similar groups from other nations Tuesday in a call for prompt action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, warning that delays will be costly.

Google Maps tinkerers make demographic data come alive
SAN FRANCISCO - Tracking sexual predators in Florida. Guiding travelers to the cheapest gas nationwide. Pinpointing $1,500 studio apartments for rent in Manhattan.

Poll: Nearly half of major minority groups favor ethnic media
LOS ANGELES - Nearly half the country's Hispanics, Asian Americans and other minorities prefer ethnic newspapers, television and radio to mainstream media, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Batman comes to life in Pennsylvania farmhouse
EASTON, Pa. - Outside Tommy Castillo's bedroom window is a rolling horse pasture where Appaloosa mares frolic with their young - not at all like gritty Gotham, the fictional city that Castillo sees with his mind's eye as he draws the adventures of the Caped Crusader.

Man leaves military behind for ministry
It was a proud day for Command Sgt. Maj. Clark Dimery Sr.

Kid of the Day

City on watch for bad driving
After Georgia's introduction of a Web site to let the public report bad drivers in state-owned vehicles, Augusta officials say they don't have any immediate plans to do something similar here.

GBI applauds effort to prosecute bride

Kid of the Day
Sankeysha Geter is today's Kid of the Day.

Fire chief finalist backs out

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Reunions

Worries emerge on retail facility
A new retail development bounded by River Watch Parkway and the Augusta Canal has some officials concerned about its effects on both.

Across the area

News you can use

Across the river

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG - An assistant prosecutor has pleaded guilty to reckless driving after he was previously charged with driving under the influence in a collision about a month ago.

Baby's burns lead to inquiry
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Police are investigating how a 4-month-old Savannah-area boy was seriously burned last weekend.

News you can use

Athens will not appeal ruling on family zoning
ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County officials won't appeal a court ruling striking down part of a county ordinance limiting the number of unrelated people who can live together.

Across the area
A single-car accident killed a Martinez man early Wednesday.

Dental school to get new building
ATLANTA - The Medical College of Georgia will get a new $108 million home for its School of Dentistry, but it could take a decade or so for construction to begin.

Across Georgia

Bones might be part of yellow fever cemetery
THUNDERBOLT, Ga. - A skeleton found buried under a Thunderbolt apartment complex parking lot two weeks ago might be the remains of a 19th-century yellow fever cemetery.

Mayor breaks tie, seeks earlier elections for seats

Builders seek ban exemption
A seasonal, state-imposed ban on outdoor burning in Richmond and Columbia counties has local builders and developers fuming.

Proposal would move all graduations inside

Blue Cross gets insurance deal with University
After eight years apart, University Hospital and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia have finally come together.

School clubs rule creates debate

Athens will not appeal ruling on family zoning
ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County officials won't appeal a court ruling striking down part of a county ordinance limiting the number of unrelated people who can live together.

Road would ease school traffic woes
A new road might ease traffic congestion at the Greenbrier schools complex in Evans.

Post will continue training sailors
Regardless of whether the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Ga., is closed soon, its detachment of sailors at Fort Gordon will remain, officials and experts said.

Proposal would move all graduations inside
Graduates stayed dry, but wind blew down flags, played havoc with caps and gowns and drowned out speakers during some recent Richmond County high school graduations.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Center is the focus of planning meeting in Bethlehem
Residents and friends of the Bethlehem area gathered at New Bethlehem Community Center on May 31 and selected seven items for the center to focus on.

Perdue program looks to government's future
ATLANTA - With nearly a quarter of state agency managers set to retire in the next several years, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday the creation of a $1.5 million program designed to identify and cultivate the government leaders of tomorrow.

Perdue program looks to government's future

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Augusta State University spring graduate candidates
This is a list of spring graduate candidates from Augusta State University:

Mayor breaks tie, seeks earlier elections for seats
A move to fill the unexpired terms of Mayor Bob Young and former state Sen. Charles Walker during the Nov. 8 general election failed Tuesday when Mr. Young got a rare chance to vote and nixed the motion.

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

Decision on mayor will wait
After a half-dozen failed motions about how and when they will appoint an interim mayor to replace Bob Young, Augusta Commission members voted to get the job done at their June 21 meeting.

News you can use
Events scheduled for this week include:

Worries emerge on retail facility
A new retail development bounded by River Watch Parkway and the Augusta Canal has some officials concerned about its effects on both.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a 38-year-old woman Tuesday, accusing her of assaulting a woman with a beer bottle during an argument over sex with the same man, records state.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a 38-year-old woman Tuesday, accusing her of assaulting a woman with a beer bottle during an argument over sex with the same man, records state.

Mayor breaks tie, seeks earlier elections for seats
A move to fill the unexpired terms of Mayor Bob Young and former state Sen. Charles Walker during the Nov. 8 general election failed Tuesday when Mr. Young got a rare chance to vote and nixed the motion.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A taxi cab probably isn't the best getaway car for a bank robbery.

Post will continue training sailors

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - A civil rights group called for protests Tuesday after failing to persuade a suburban Atlanta prosecutor to reopen the investigation of a jailed black man who died days after he was stunned repeatedly with a Taser.

Library events

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

Man leaves military behind for ministry

Kid of the Day
Sebian E. Winfield is today's Kid of the Day

Augusta State University spring graduate candidates

Dental school to get new building
ATLANTA - The Medical College of Georgia will get a new $108 million home for its School of Dentistry, but it could take a decade or so for construction to begin.

Richmond County restaurant ratings

Bones might be part of yellow fever cemetery
THUNDERBOLT, Ga. - A skeleton found buried under a Thunderbolt apartment complex parking lot two weeks ago might be the remains of a 19th-century yellow fever cemetery.

Across the area
A single-car accident killed a Martinez man early Wednesday.

Events

Owners await end of law on minibottles
AIKEN - Bartenders won't be pouring such stiff drinks in South Carolina next year.

Westinghouse is making good on pledge
Westinghouse Savannah River Co. President Bob Pedde presented North Augusta 2000 officials with a check for $50,000 on May 2.

GBI applauds effort to prosecute bride
ATLANTA - When Jennifer Wilbanks decided to duck out on her wedding in late April, police in her hometown of Duluth weren't the only ones who spent time and money looking for her.

Local Scout funding isn't tied to quota
The kind of controversy that has erupted in Atlanta over United Way funding of the Boy Scouts is unlikely in Augusta, local officials of those organizations say.

Westinghouse is making good on pledge
Westinghouse Savannah River Co. President Bob Pedde presented North Augusta 2000 officials with a check for $50,000 on May 2.

Center is the focus of planning meeting in Bethlehem
Residents and friends of the Bethlehem area gathered at New Bethlehem Community Center on May 31 and selected seven items for the center to focus on.

This week
FLIP FLOP FUN: 10 a.m. to noon today; Burns Memorial United Methodist Church, 2372 Lumpkin Road; learn to make flip flops; for ages 5-17; sponsored by Girl Scout Traveling Troops; free; 774-0505

This week
FLIP FLOP FUN: 10 a.m. to noon today; Burns Memorial United Methodist Church, 2372 Lumpkin Road; learn to make flip flops; for ages 5-17; sponsored by Girl Scout Traveling Troops; free; 774-0505

Rants and Raves
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Man leaves military behind for ministry
It was a proud day for Command Sgt. Maj. Clark Dimery Sr.

Athens will not appeal ruling on family zoning

Recreation
FORT DISCOVERY Seventh Street, 821-0200

Milestones
Louis M. Cox, Christopher H. Fleming, Ilisa B. Stern and John T. Tran, Medical College of Georgia dental students from Augusta, have been awarded scholarships from the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society.

Workers face fraud charges
Two area nightclub workers were arrested and charged with using a customer's credit card to purchase personal items during a one-day shopping spree, police said.

Builders seek ban exemption

Residents worry about hassle of road closing
A Richmond County school bus needs to be able to drop children off all along Skinner Miller Road, so when part of the roadway is closed off this fall, it could make the route quite rocky.

Walker's sentence could be lengthy
If former state Sen. Charles Walker were a regular Joe convicted of illegally finagling a contract with a state hospital, he could expect only a few years in prison.

Kid of the Day
Sebian E. Winfield is today's Kid of the Day

School clubs rule creates debate
ATLANTA - Pupils, parents and teachers clashed Wednesday over the limits on children's freedom at a public hearing on a state Board of Education rule that would require parental permission to take part in extracurricular organizations.

Fire chief finalist backs out
One of the two finalists for the Augusta fire chief's job has withdrawn his name from contention, but it remained unclear Wednesday whether the remaining finalist will get the job.

CSRA Bridge Club Masterpoint Race winners
CSRA Bridge Club Masterpoint Race winners May 30 - June 5

North Augusta artist puts her people on display
Some people don't know Moses Miller, but Donna Garvey hopes they know someone like her.

Around the block
The Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy's seventh annual Swamp Soiree will be held from 6 to 9 tonight in a home along the Savannah River. The event will feature entertainment from the Carl Purdy Bluegrass Band, fly-fishing demonstrations, a wildlife display by the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, a raffle and dinner catered by Dye's Southern Catering. Tickets are $65. Call 828-2109.

Ex-agent criticizes Deep Throat's role
HANNIBAL, Mo. - Nick O'Hara was a new FBI agent in Washington in 1963 when he first met Mark Felt, the bureau executive later nicknamed Deep Throat when he became a source for damaging information about the investigation into President Nixon during the Watergate crisis.

Richmond County restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the score (out of a perfect 100):

Former co-workers arrested in forgery
Three former employees of an HIV/AIDS support services agency have been arrested after being linked to an attempt to forge checks amounting to more than $6,000, police said.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A taxi cab probably isn't the best getaway car for a bank robbery.

Rants and Raves
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Kid of the Day
Sankeysha Geter is today's Kid of the Day.

Decision on mayor will wait
After a half-dozen failed motions about how and when they will appoint an interim mayor to replace Bob Young, Augusta Commission members voted to get the job done at their June 21 meeting.

Drumming in music lesson
Artscape is a six-week collaborative program between the club and the Greater Augusta Arts Council in which arts-related people or agencies will teach children at both Boys and Girls Club locations in two-week sessions.

Across South Carolina

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

Decision on mayor will wait

Across the river
CONFEDERATE VETS MEET: 7 p.m. Thursday; Bobby's Barbecue Buffet, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville; with Roy Parrish Jr.; free, fee for optional meal; 648-6072

Blue Cross gets insurance deal with University

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

Bones might be part of yellow fever cemetery

Ft. Gordon soldier wins lottery
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President, county spar over funding
AIKEN - Tuition at Aiken Technical College could jump by $88 per semester next year if the county doesn't fully fund the school with $1.8 million, President Susan Graham said Tuesday.

Augusta State University spring graduate candidates
This is a list of spring graduate candidates from Augusta State University:

Across South Carolina

Milestones
Louis M. Cox, Christopher H. Fleming, Ilisa B. Stern and John T. Tran, Medical College of Georgia dental students from Augusta, have been awarded scholarships from the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society.

Recycling

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

Westinghouse is making good on pledge

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

Center is the focus of planning meeting in Bethlehem

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

Ft. Gordon soldier wins lottery

Richmond County restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the score (out of a perfect 100):

Ft. Gordon soldier wins lottery
Comments from readers:

Children learn to create at Artrageous!
The sounds of drills and saws being used inside a workroom at the Morris Museum of Art on Sunday gave the impression there was a construction project going on rather than an art activity.

Former co-workers arrested in forgery
Three former employees of an HIV/AIDS support services agency have been arrested after being linked to an attempt to forge checks amounting to more than $6,000, police said.

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

Fire chief finalist backs out
One of the two finalists for the Augusta fire chief's job has withdrawn his name from contention, but it remained unclear Wednesday whether the remaining finalist will get the job.

Around the block
The Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy's seventh annual Swamp Soiree will be held from 6 to 9 tonight in a home along the Savannah River. The event will feature entertainment from the Carl Purdy Bluegrass Band, fly-fishing demonstrations, a wildlife display by the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, a raffle and dinner catered by Dye's Southern Catering. Tickets are $65. Call 828-2109.

News you can use
Events scheduled for this week include:

Events
LIFENET CHARITY RIDE: Bike registration, 8-10:30 a.m., ride begins at 11 a.m. Saturday; Paradise Barbecue, 1312 Washington Highway, Lincolnton, Ga.; to benefit Augusta Shelter for Abused Children; $5 meal tickets available at sign-in; (706) 359-4256

School clubs rule creates debate
ATLANTA - Pupils, parents and teachers clashed Wednesday over the limits on children's freedom at a public hearing on a state Board of Education rule that would require parental permission to take part in extracurricular organizations.

Budget won't include increase in mill rate
Weeks of compromise and public meetings concerning Columbia County's 2005-06 fiscal year budget came down to three words Tuesday night: no millage increase.

Across Georgia
DOUGLASVILLE - A man was shot and beaten, and several other people - including a 3-month-old infant - were tied up Wednesday morning during a home invasion robbery.

Residents worry about hassle of road closing
A Richmond County school bus needs to be able to drop children off all along Skinner Miller Road, so when part of the roadway is closed off this fall, it could make the route quite rocky.

Justice in Georgia just got a new face
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue, expressing strong opposition for "activist judges" who legislate from the bench, chose his own top legal adviser on Wednesday to fill the first vacancy in a decade on the Georgia Supreme Court.

Workers face fraud charges
Two area nightclub workers were arrested and charged with using a customer's credit card to purchase personal items during a one-day shopping spree, police said.

City on watch for bad driving
After Georgia's introduction of a Web site to let the public report bad drivers in state-owned vehicles, Augusta officials say they don't have any immediate plans to do something similar here.

Builders seek ban exemption
A seasonal, state-imposed ban on outdoor burning in Richmond and Columbia counties has local builders and developers fuming.

Drumming in music lesson
Artscape is a six-week collaborative program between the club and the Greater Augusta Arts Council in which arts-related people or agencies will teach children at both Boys and Girls Club locations in two-week sessions.

Perdue program looks to government's future
ATLANTA - With nearly a quarter of state agency managers set to retire in the next several years, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday the creation of a $1.5 million program designed to identify and cultivate the government leaders of tomorrow.

Across the river
CONFEDERATE VETS MEET: 7 p.m. Thursday; Bobby's Barbecue Buffet, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville; with Roy Parrish Jr.; free, fee for optional meal; 648-6072

Blue Cross gets insurance deal with University
After eight years apart, University Hospital and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia have finally come together.

North Augusta artist puts her people on display
Some people don't know Moses Miller, but Donna Garvey hopes they know someone like her.

$78,000 fine due in man's fatal fall
A Florida company was ordered this week to pay fines totaling $78,000 over a Dec. 12 accident that claimed the life of a Louisiana pipefitter at International Paper Co.'s Augusta plant.

Turpin Hill community holds annual festival
Monique Davis, 6, ran through water spewing near the intersection of Swanee Quintet and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards and Turpin Street.

Across Georgia
DOUGLASVILLE - A man was shot and beaten, and several other people - including a 3-month-old infant - were tied up Wednesday morning during a home invasion robbery.

Post will continue training sailors
Regardless of whether the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Ga., is closed soon, its detachment of sailors at Fort Gordon will remain, officials and experts said.

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG - An assistant prosecutor has pleaded guilty to reckless driving after he was previously charged with driving under the influence in a collision about a month ago.

Dental school to get new building

Children learn to create at Artrageous!
The sounds of drills and saws being used inside a workroom at the Morris Museum of Art on Sunday gave the impression there was a construction project going on rather than an art activity.

Worries emerge on retail facility

Milestones

Workers face fraud charges

Kid of the Day

Rants and Raves
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Road would ease school traffic woes

Across the area

North Augusta artist puts her people on display

Residents worry about hassle of road closing

City on watch for bad driving

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

Justice in Georgia just got a new face

Reunions
ACADEMY OF RICHMOND COUNTY 1995: Seeking classmates for a 10-year reunion Friday-Sunday; $90 per graduate, $150 per couple; contact Alyssa Smith Brinson, 733-9079 or richmond academy1995@yahoo.com

For the record

Teacher begins program inspired by his coaches
Neely Lovett's high school coaches were mentors and father figures who made such an impression on his life, the 33-year-old said he wanted to do the same for others.

Owners await end of law on minibottles

Turpin Hill community holds annual festival
Monique Davis, 6, ran through water spewing near the intersection of Swanee Quintet and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards and Turpin Street.

Road would ease school traffic woes
A new road might ease traffic congestion at the Greenbrier schools complex in Evans.

Interim mayor rules outlined
The legal qualifications to become Augusta's interim mayor became a little bit clearer Wednesday, but not by much.

GBI applauds effort to prosecute bride
ATLANTA - When Jennifer Wilbanks decided to duck out on her wedding in late April, police in her hometown of Duluth weren't the only ones who spent time and money looking for her.

Owners await end of law on minibottles
AIKEN - Bartenders won't be pouring such stiff drinks in South Carolina next year.

Around the block

Justice in Georgia just got a new face
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue, expressing strong opposition for "activist judges" who legislate from the bench, chose his own top legal adviser on Wednesday to fill the first vacancy in a decade on the Georgia Supreme Court.

Turpin Hill community holds annual festival

Events
LIFENET CHARITY RIDE: Bike registration, 8-10:30 a.m., ride begins at 11 a.m. Saturday; Paradise Barbecue, 1312 Washington Highway, Lincolnton, Ga.; to benefit Augusta Shelter for Abused Children; $5 meal tickets available at sign-in; (706) 359-4256

Support groups

Proposal would move all graduations inside
Graduates stayed dry, but wind blew down flags, played havoc with caps and gowns and drowned out speakers during some recent Richmond County high school graduations.

This week

Reunions
ACADEMY OF RICHMOND COUNTY 1995: Seeking classmates for a 10-year reunion Friday-Sunday; $90 per graduate, $150 per couple; contact Alyssa Smith Brinson, 733-9079 or richmond academy1995@yahoo.com

Drumming in music lesson

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

Former co-workers arrested in forgery

Children learn to create at Artrageous!

Pinehurst setup should mend fences
Donald Ross once wrote: "There's the golf hole. Play it any way you please."

Pinehurst setup should mend fences
Donald Ross once wrote: "There's the golf hole. Play it any way you please."

Cruise reaches deal on 'Mission: Impossible 3'
LOS ANGELES - After more than a week of haggling over costs, Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures have reached a deal that will allow "Mission: Impossible 3" to move ahead with filming in Italy next month.

New DVD releases

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Anne Bancroft recalled as a 'consummate actress'

New DVD releases
Here's a look at what's new in DVD and video releases and a calendar of what's coming:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Cruise reaches deal on 'Mission: Impossible 3'
LOS ANGELES - After more than a week of haggling over costs, Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures have reached a deal that will allow "Mission: Impossible 3" to move ahead with filming in Italy next month.

Cruise reaches deal on 'Mission: Impossible 3'

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change.

Mini reviews

New DVD releases
Here's a look at what's new in DVD and video releases and a calendar of what's coming:

Anne Bancroft recalled as a 'consummate actress'
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Anne Bancroft recalled as a 'consummate actress'
With BC-Obit-Bancroft-Filmography

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change.

Coldplay inspires love and hate
NEW YORK - With some 20 million albums sold worldwide, it's clear Coldplay has its share of fans. What surprises singer Chris Martin is all the people who actively hate the band.

Black Eyed Peas sell out for commercial success
Going for the obvious instead of the interesting, for the quick buck instead of the quality product, the Black Eyed Peas, once a bright hope emerging from the hip-hop underground, have officially sold out.

Black Eyed Peas sell out for commercial success

Music Midtown: From hip-hop to rock to country
Now in its 12th year, Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival has emerged as a leader in the ever-expanding pack of summer music festivals.

Midtown schedule of performers
COCA-COLA/VERIZON WIRELESS/HOT 107.9/ FOX 5 STAGE PRODUCED BY JERMAINE DUPRI

Coldplay inspires love and hate

Coldplay inspires love and hate
NEW YORK - With some 20 million albums sold worldwide, it's clear Coldplay has its share of fans. What surprises singer Chris Martin is all the people who actively hate the band.

Musician's travels influence her eclectic style

Hot ticket

Vibe MusicFest marks Black Music Month
The staff at Vibe Magazine saw a void in a major national celebration of Black Music Month and decided to be an innovator this June by filling that void.

Music Midtown: From hip-hop to rock to country
Now in its 12th year, Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival has emerged as a leader in the ever-expanding pack of summer music festivals.

Black Eyed Peas sell out for commercial success
Going for the obvious instead of the interesting, for the quick buck instead of the quality product, the Black Eyed Peas, once a bright hope emerging from the hip-hop underground, have officially sold out.

Music Midtown: From hip-hop to rock to country

Sonic Spotlight: Jonathan Powell
AGE: 25 HOMETOWN: Augusta

Rapper ordered to stand trial in Vibe Awards fracas
LOS ANGELES - A rapper accused of stabbing a man during a melee at last year's Vibe Awards must stand trial on an assault charge, a judge ruled Monday.

Hot ticket
WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday,br> WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta

Rapper ordered to stand trial in Vibe Awards fracas
LOS ANGELES - A rapper accused of stabbing a man during a melee at last year's Vibe Awards must stand trial on an assault charge, a judge ruled Monday.

Hot ticket
WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday,br>WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta

Sonic Spotlight: Jonathan Powell

Sonic Spotlight: Jonathan Powell
AGE: 25HOMETOWN: Augusta

Rapper ordered to stand trial in Vibe Awards fracas

Musician's travels influence her eclectic style
Former North Augustan Miriam Allen will be back in the area this weekend to perform original songs she calls "my crazy, Latiny, country-gone-awry music."

Musician's travels influence her eclectic style
Former North Augustan Miriam Allen will be back in the area this weekend to perform original songs she calls "my crazy, Latiny, country-gone-awry music."

Midtown schedule of performers
COCA-COLA/VERIZON WIRELESS/HOT 107.9/ FOX 5 STAGE PRODUCED BY JERMAINE DUPRI

Midtown schedule of performers

Racing Newsmaker: Matt Kenseth

Racing Newsmaker: Matt Kenseth
Matt Kenseth, the 2003 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion, finished seventh in last Sunday's race at Dover, Del., his best effort of the season.

Patience in short supply already
LONG POND, Pa. - In a business where everything happens at full speed, there is little time for patience.

Wanted: Women drivers
LONG POND, Pa. - Danica Patrick got what she wanted: NASCAR's attention.

Wanted: Women drivers

Patience in short supply already
LONG POND, Pa. - In a business where everything happens at full speed, there is little time for patience.

Patience in short supply already

Wanted: Women drivers
LONG POND, Pa. - Danica Patrick got what she wanted: NASCAR's attention.

Racing Newsmaker: Matt Kenseth
Matt Kenseth, the 2003 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion, finished seventh in last Sunday's race at Dover, Del., his best effort of the season.

Spurs expect defense to dominate finals

Spurs expect defense to dominate finals
SAN ANTONIO - Gregg Popovich has long credited Larry Brown for bringing him into the NBA and teaching him much of what he knows about basketball.

Spurs expect defense to dominate finals
SAN ANTONIO - Gregg Popovich has long credited Larry Brown for bringing him into the NBA and teaching him much of what he knows about basketball.

Sanders signs one-year deal with Ravens

Mrs. Ellen B. Walton    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Garnett Evans Akins    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Julian W. Jackson, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Lockamy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Lockamy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Trudy Martin Louden    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary W. Avera    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Perry Stone    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Catherine S. Golphin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Vinson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald N. Bell    (LOUISVILLE, KY)

Mrs. Sandra Smalley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie B. Gaines    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Watkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SGM Curtis E. Stoer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Welk    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Kim Smalley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Frances Flanders    (JESUP, Ga.)

Mr. Terence Hudson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John E. Hoy    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Randall Gibson    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret B. Jackson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Deacon George L. Cohen    (VARNVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Thelma L. Kitchens    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret B. Jackson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Key    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Kim Smalley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Francis E. Jameson, Sr.    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary W. Avera    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John E. Hoy    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret B. Jackson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Billie Ann Corley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. William McClendon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Watkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ola Mae Smith    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William McClendon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn P. Mims    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Leola Holmes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Lockamy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary W. Avera    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Key    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Frances Flanders    (JESUP, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret B. Jackson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Billie Ann Corley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Madison Hodges    (NEWINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Arthur    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Francis E. Jameson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Duvall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie B. Gaines    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Vinson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Duvall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Terence Hudson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie H. Bryant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Madison Hodges    (NEWINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary W. Avera    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Dave Anderson    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Francis E. Jameson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Julian W. Jackson, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Francis E. Jameson, Sr.    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Teleasia Tucker    (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Key    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Key    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma L. Kitchens    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Deacon George L. Cohen    (VARNVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. David Lockamy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Garnett Evans Akins    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ola Mae Smith    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn P. Mims    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Trudy Martin Louden    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Willie H. Bryant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Perry Stone    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Randall Gibson    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Smalley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine S. Golphin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Anthony Hill    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Anthony Hill    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Dave Anderson    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald N. Bell    (LOUISVILLE, KY)

Mr. Robert (Bob) Welk    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Self Conard    (HOLLAND, MI)

Mrs. Ellen B. Walton    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Robert (Bob) Welk    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Teleasia Tucker    (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Arthur    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charlie Story    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Welk    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SGM Curtis E. Stoer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Self Conard    (HOLLAND, MI)

Mr. Charlie Story    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine S. Golphin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Deacon George L. Cohen (VARNVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Duvall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Vinson, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret B. Jackson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Francis E. Jameson, Sr. ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Francis E. Jameson, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Perry Stone (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Jessie B. Gaines (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma L. Kitchens (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary W. Avera (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Watkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SGM Curtis E. Stoer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Trudy Martin Louden (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Charlie Story (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Smalley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Lockamy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret B. Jackson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellen B. Walton (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. John E. Hoy (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. William McClendon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Frances Flanders (JESUP, Ga.)

Mr. Randall Gibson (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Ms. Billie Ann Corley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Terence Hudson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Welk (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Garnett Evans Akins (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ola Mae Smith (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Julian W. Jackson, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Key (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert (Bob) Welk (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald N. Bell (LOUISVILLE, KY)

Mrs. Sandra Kim Smalley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Arthur (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Teleasia Tucker (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Key (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie H. Bryant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Lockamy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Madison Hodges (NEWINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary W. Avera (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn P. Mims (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Anthony Hill (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Self Conard (HOLLAND, MI)

Mr. Dave Anderson (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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Tyson has much to prove in ring

Club's hopes follow trio into boxing ring

FireBall's unbeaten mark on line

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Augusta team has learned its lesson

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Bets are on Afleet Alex

Augusta team has learned its lesson
The Augusta Junior Rowers varsity men's quad team looked at last year's competition in the USRowing National Youth Invitational and scoffed. They just knew they'd medal in the biggest U.S. rowing event.

Overtime
South Aiken outfielder Ryne Salmon and Cross Creek pitcher Brett Wiggins were both taken on the second day of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft.

Club's hopes follow trio into boxing ring
Divante Jones has a title to defend. The 12-year-old will step into the ring this weekend with one goal in mind: To win this year's Ringside Summer Classic.

Bets are on Afleet Alex
NEW YORK - All along, trainer Tim Ritchey believed the more miles he put into Afleet Alex in the mornings the better the results would be in the afternoons.

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Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted.

FireBall's unbeaten mark on line
It was a telling scene at Patriots Park on Sunday afternoon.

Bets are on Afleet Alex
NEW YORK - All along, trainer Tim Ritchey believed the more miles he put into Afleet Alex in the mornings the better the results would be in the afternoons.

Tyson has much to prove in ring
WASHINGTON - Kevin McBride barely had a chance to utter what seems to be the only phrase he knows when Mike Tyson told him how it was going to be.

Area Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted.

Tyson has much to prove in ring
WASHINGTON - Kevin McBride barely had a chance to utter what seems to be the only phrase he knows when Mike Tyson told him how it was going to be.

Augusta team has learned its lesson
The Augusta Junior Rowers varsity men's quad team looked at last year's competition in the USRowing National Youth Invitational and scoffed. They just knew they'd medal in the biggest U.S. rowing event.

Overtime
Two players with Augusta-area connections have qualified for next week's U.S. Open at Pinehurst, N.C.

Overtime
South Aiken outfielder Ryne Salmon and Cross Creek pitcher Brett Wiggins were both taken on the second day of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft.

Overtime
Two players with Augusta-area connections have qualified for next week's U.S. Open at Pinehurst, N.C.

Club's hopes follow trio into boxing ring
Divante Jones has a title to defend. The 12-year-old will step into the ring this weekend with one goal in mind: To win this year's Ringside Summer Classic.

FireBall's unbeaten mark on line
It was a telling scene at Patriots Park on Sunday afternoon.

Sanders signs one-year deal with Ravens
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Deion Sanders signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens after passing his physical Wednesday, then announced himself ready for another season.

Sanders signs one-year deal with Ravens
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Deion Sanders signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens after passing his physical Wednesday, then announced himself ready for another season.

Performances, new music keep country great on road, in studio

Performances, new music keep country great on road, in studio
Grand Ole Opry star Bill Anderson says television actor Rick Schroder wants to direct more country music videos.

Performances, new music keep country great on road, in studio
Grand Ole Opry star Bill Anderson says television actor Rick Schroder wants to direct more country music videos.

Pinehurst setup should mend fences

Hollywood finds best place for squealers is on screen

Comedy Central meets with Dave Chappelle
NEW YORK - Comic Dave Chappelle has met with executives at Comedy Central for the first time since his unscheduled "spiritual retreat" in South Africa forced the suspension of the third season of his show.

Michelle Rodriguez joins 'Lost' castaways

Michelle Rodriguez joins 'Lost' castaways
NEW YORK - Michelle Rodriguez is getting "Lost" full-time. The 26-year-old actress will join the cast of the stranded-on-an-island drama when production resumes for its second season, ABC announced Monday.

Hilfiger's reality show 'Cut' from different cloth

ABC News sends crew to North Korea for series of reports

Hilfiger's reality show 'Cut' from different cloth
NEW YORK - Along with putting his name on clothing, Tommy Hilfiger is now putting his name on "The Cut."

CNN hires Bob Costas as regular fill-in for Larry King
NEW YORK - Bob Costas will become a regular substitute host for Larry King on CNN, conducting prime-time interviews about 20 times a year, the network said Wednesday.

CNN hires Bob Costas as regular fill-in for Larry King
NEW YORK - Bob Costas will become a regular substitute host for Larry King on CNN, conducting prime-time interviews about 20 times a year, the network said Wednesday.

Dancers, music has-beens light up TV ratings
NEW YORK - Who would have thought TV viewers would have been intrigued by the idea of Evander Holyfield learning to dance or A Flock of Seagulls and Loverboy singing anything?

Prime-Time Nielsen ratings
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen Media Research for May 30-June 5. Top 20 listings include the week's ranking, with viewership for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses.

Russia to launch 24-hour English-language satellite channel
MOSCOW - A 24-hour, English-language satellite news channel announced Tuesday and funded by the state has been simultaneously lauded as a much-needed antidote to the doom-and-gloom stereotypes of Russia in the western media, and slammed as Kremlin-managed propaganda tool that few will view.

Hilfiger's reality show 'Cut' from different cloth
NEW YORK - Along with putting his name on clothing, Tommy Hilfiger is now putting his name on "The Cut."

Comedy Central meets with Dave Chappelle

Rick Schroder added to "Strong Medicine"
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Lifetime's "Strong Medicine" was originally created to be "about women on both sides of the stethoscope," says executive producer Tammy Ader.

Prime-Time Nielsen ratings

Dancers, music has-beens light up TV ratings
NEW YORK - Who would have thought TV viewers would have been intrigued by the idea of Evander Holyfield learning to dance or A Flock of Seagulls and Loverboy singing anything?

Prime-Time Nielsen ratings
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen Media Research for May 30-June 5. Top 20 listings include the week's ranking, with viewership for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses.

Dancers, music has-beens light up TV ratings

CNN hires Bob Costas as regular fill-in for Larry King

Rick Schroder added to "Strong Medicine"
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Lifetime's "Strong Medicine" was originally created to be "about women on both sides of the stethoscope," says executive producer Tammy Ader.

ABC News sends crew to North Korea for series of reports

Rick Schroder added to "Strong Medicine"

ABC News sends crew to North Korea for series of reports

Comedy Central meets with Dave Chappelle
NEW YORK - Comic Dave Chappelle has met with executives at Comedy Central for the first time since his unscheduled "spiritual retreat" in South Africa forced the suspension of the third season of his show.

Michelle Rodriguez joins 'Lost' castaways
NEW YORK - Michelle Rodriguez is getting "Lost" full-time. The 26-year-old actress will join the cast of the stranded-on-an-island drama when production resumes for its second season, ABC announced Monday.

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'Science Guy' becomes Bill Nye the educator

Hollywood finds best place for squealers is on screen
Where would the world be without tattletales?

Hollywood finds best place for squealers is on screen
Where would the world be without tattletales?

Mother-to-be makes ace at Cedar Creek
North Augusta's Shay Thatcher recently made her first hole-in-one, which is amazing because she's only been playing golf for a year.

Mother-to-be makes ace at Cedar Creek
North Augusta's Shay Thatcher recently made her first hole-in-one, which is amazing because she's only been playing golf for a year.

Enormous puppet on loan at weird Brooklyn 'library'

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