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I don't care what the Metacritic ratings are, I'll be swinging into a theater to see "Spider-Man 3" this weekend. I don't mean to imply the movie's getting panned. It's not. But it's just not getting the all-around glowing reviews of the first two. If I saw three, or possibly four, too many "Star Wars" movies out of loyalty, I'll give Tobey, Kirsten and Sam one bump in the road.

Saturday morning, like Spidey, I'm going in pursuit of killers. But mine are murderers throughout history. Area historian Billy Winn will lead a bus tour of historic murder sites in the Chattahoochee Valley from 10 a.m. to noon. The bus tour starts at the Columbus Public Library, and it's free, but advance registration is a must. To save a spot, call 706-327-5932.

I gotta say, in the first "Spider-Man" movie, I was pretty jealous when Peter Parker slung off his glasses with perfect vision. Now I'm not gonna go seeking radioactive spider bites to help me see better, but I can up my carrot-eating quotient. That's a good excuse to check out the grand re-opening of the farmer's market on 10th Avenue. The new owners have combined the produce sales with a flea market and a giant antique mall. There's even fair-style food for sale and a couple of live bands, starting around 10 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

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