Wolfpack's season over
Monday will be a Memorial Day the Greenbrier baseball team wants to forget.

Wolfpack's season over

'Pack must win
An almost unbelievable comeback to win Game 1 against Marist on Friday wasn't enough to comfort Greenbrier catcher Robert Davis after the War Eagles had taken the second contest of the Class AAAA state semifinal series.

Tips for graduates on how not to apply for a job

Froggies go a-courtin' in California
Slippery soldiers of swampy soils are invading the Murrieta, Calif., area. One by one, they hop toward their goal - water.

Odds and ends
MIAMI -- For the second straight year, a survey of drivers in several major cities has ranked Miami motorists as the rudest.

A small town deplores its cats galore
WILLIAMSBURG, Pa. - On the bright side, Williamsburg shouldn't have much of a mouse problem.

Unlikely trio sparks Braves

Braves notebook

Unlikely trio sparks Braves
ATLANTA - You couldn't build a team around any of them, but put the three together, as the Braves have done, and maybe you can add to the team's legacy of division championships.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones last hit a home run on May 9, has just six long balls in 188 at-bats this season, and, yes, he's concerned.

Braves ride Glavine to win, share NL East
ATLANTA - Memorial Day isn't a holiday in Canada, but Braves left-hander Tom Glavine made sure the Montreal Expos took the day off, anyway.

Braves notebook

Braves ride Glavine to win, share NL East

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones is still getting his hits. It's just that many are about 200 feet shorter than he's accustomed to getting.

Hollywood hits busy summer season at full throttle
LOS ANGELES -- It's starting to feel like summer all year long for Hollywood, whose movie revenues have been running at blockbuster pace even in typically quiet months.

Chamber exec seeks members
As the newest member of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce's executive team, Shawn Hackett has set some pretty steep goals for himself.

Online stock trading reviving
He's a police dispatcher. She's a forensic specialist. As independent sorts, they prefer to make their own decisions about investing.

Business briefs

Just don't call me, consumers plead

Biologist is named top job

Just don't call me, consumers plead
INDIANAPOLIS -- When Jason Settles added his name to Indiana's new "no-call" list, he expected relief from the tyranny of telemarketers.

Biologist is named top job
AIKEN - When it comes to work, all things considered, a new book says biologists have it made in the shade.

Business briefs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Ten years after moving its headquarters from Ohio to Nashville, Bridgestone/Firestone is planning another move, and the search for new office space could take the tire maker out of the city or to another state.

Online stock trading reviving

Greene wins player of the year
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Shortstop Khalil Greene of Clemson was named player of the year Monday in the Atlantic Coast Conference after leading the conference in most of the major batting categories.

Greene wins player of the year

Feminist hogwash

Off to a good start

Budget woes

Never forget

Majors' suicide play

Age old question
Q: I've been feeling empty and unhappy lately and have lost interest in activities I once enjoyed. Is depression just a normal part of aging? - C.B., North Augusta

Grad garb
May 11 was an important day for James Zagrodnik of Martinez. He was graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in animal science.

In the know
A night devoted to five silent comedies on cable's TCM starts at 8 p.m. with Safety Last (1923), which includes Harold Lloyd's famous skyscraper-climbing scenes. You may not want to watch all night, but this strictly visual comedy is worth checking out. Other films include Girl Shy (1924) at 9:30 p.m.; Hot Water (1924) at 11 p.m.; The Kid Brother (1927) at 12:30 a.m.; and Speedy (1928) at 2 a.m.

Discovery Channel takes us on quite a ride
With the summer vacation season kicking off this weekend, American amusement parks are about to be deluged with visitors. With that in mind, Discovery Channel presents three programs as part of the network's Sunday (May 26) theme night: "Thrills, Chills and Spills."

Dyess' selfless actions teach lesson of true heroism
When I think of the topic Hometown Hero, the heroic deeds of Jimmie Dyess stand out.

A meal worthy of all kinds of heroes
Our nation learned a thing or two about heroes Sept. 11. We watched, aghast, as hundreds made the ultimate sacrifice trying to save others.

'In Memoriam,' 'Military Diaries' on TV agenda
The one-hour HBO documentary "In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01" (9 p.m. Sunday) announces its intention to be a historical document from the start.

TV highlights for the week
Sit back down. No one said you could go just yet.

Jackets slip past Macon
MACON, Ga. - A throwing error on a pickoff move by Matt Merricks in the ninth inning opened the door for the Augusta GreenJackets to take a 3-2 South Atlantic League victory Monday night.

Jackets swat away Sand Gnats
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Augusta GreenJackets jumped on Savannah early for three runs in the first inning, then withstood a Sand Gnats rally for a 5-4 victory Sunday afternoon at Grayson Stadium.

Cook makes two Open fields
John Cook didn't win the Memorial, but he got a small consolation prize Monday - an exemption to the U.S. Open at Bethpage and the British Open at Muirfield, where he nearly won the claret jug 10 years ago.

Fast finish might get Andrade, Howell a spot in U.S. Open

Cook makes two Open fields

Golf roundup
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Jim Furyk proved to be a worthy successor to Tiger Woods' three-year reign in the Memorial Tournament.

Howell drops to No. 53, loses Open exemption

Golf great remembered as "national treasure"
HOT SPRINGS, Va. -- In a tiny church across the street from where he learned the game, Sam Snead was remembered Sunday as a "common man" who evolved from barefoot caddie to "national treasure" and one of golf's greatest players.

Howell drops to No. 53, loses Open exemption
Augusta native Charles Howell will have to survive a rugged 36-hole sectional test in a bid to get into next month's U.S. Open.

Golf great remembered as "national treasure"

Golf roundup

Fast finish might get Andrade, Howell a spot in U.S. Open
DUBLIN, Ohio - Billy Andrade came to the Memorial Tournament hoping to protect his No. 48 position on the world ranking and get into the U.S. Open.

Jackets slip past Macon

Jackets swat away Sand Gnats

Avalanche top Red Wings in overtime
DETROIT -- Peter Forsberg scored 6:24 into overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Detroit on Monday night and a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Avalanche top Red Wings in overtime

Feisty Quinn returns in fine form
TORONTO -- Pat Quinn proved he was feeling fine by trading jokes and gruffly challenging reporters' questions on Monday, his first day back as the Toronto Maple Leafs' head coach after receiving treatment for heart problems.

Feisty Quinn returns in fine form

Tips for graduates on how not to apply for a job
The job market is beginning to fill with graduates - both high school and college - and they're finding jobs are hard to come by.

Aiken police arrest robbery suspect
Aiken Department of Public Safety officers and FBI agents have arrested the man they say is responsible for robbing an Aiken bank and convenience store.

Aiken monsignor suspended based on sexual misconduct allegations
Catholic officials announced the suspension Tuesday of the former pastor of an Aiken church after allegations of sexual misconduct.

Braves top Expos
ATLANTA -- Tom Glavine is pitching so well he's even helping his teammates find a comfort zone at the plate.

Appling bank robbed
Columbia County deputies are investigating a bank robbery at a Regions Bank branch in Appling.

Without God, freedom is destroyed

Ga. delegation is surely diverse

Attendance incentive necessary?

Hijacking warnings long ignored

TV highlights for the week

Age old question

A meal worthy of all kinds of heroes

Discovery Channel takes us on quite a ride

Dyess' selfless actions teach lesson of true heroism

In the know

Grad garb

'In Memoriam,' 'Military Diaries' on TV agenda

Disaster book recalls floods, fire
In March 1916, fire ravaged a booming downtown Augusta.

News you can use

Disaster book recalls floods, fire

Letter urges lifting of ban

Normal people become heroes
A hero can be a lot of things.

Dogs, owners take plunge despite river prohibition

Memorial Day
Memorial Day activities taking place in the area:

Aiken monsignor suspended based on sexual misconduct allegations

Augusta's veterans honor the fallen

News you can use
MAY 28, 1960 The new $2 million bridge over the Savannah River at Fifth Street was opened to traffic late Friday for the first time.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Across the area
Two men were robbed and their vehicle was stolen early Monday as they left an east Augusta game room, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report.

Fireman followed his dream
ROCKY FORD, Ga. - Jeremy Brown was a firefighter the day he was born - he just had to wait until he was 18 to join the department, his chief said.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - An Atlanta police officer shot and killed a man he suspected of stabbing a woman near Turner Field on Sunday night.

Across the area

Across South Carolina
TRAVELERS REST - Some people who live just north of town blame their dry wells on construction of a new filtration plant for the Greenville Water System.

Politician's accuser changes her story
A former Augusta political candidate and community activist remained in the Richmond County jail Sunday, although the 15-year-old girl who had accused him and another man of kidnapping and rape had changed her story, police said.

Augusta's veterans honor the fallen
Their steps were small, their progress slow. But on Monday, Clyde Hyde and Donald Maher walked in step, slowly but surely, toward the Memorial Day observance at the All Wars Monument on Broad Street.

Aiken police arrest robbery suspect

Dogs, owners take plunge despite river prohibition
Zoe didn't seem worried about being arrested for swimming in the Savannah River on Monday. Neither did Georgia or Scuba, who vigorously shared the river water with everyone close by on the bank.

Loss of vision can't stop tennis enthusiast
In 1997, a rare illness struck Alan Wood and left him almost blind.

Letter urges lifting of ban
Swimming and wading in the Savannah River should be promoted as a tourism draw - not prohibited, the chairman of the Augusta Canal Authority says.

Army man gives kidney to fellow soldier
In April 2000, Staff Sgt. Nathanial Skinner had been on post at Fort Gordon for eight months when he met Kevin Sampson. He soon learned that Staff Sgt. Sampson, 32, suffered from kidney failure.

Across the area

Across the southeast
DUNEDIN, Fla. -Ten families are suing a Florida funeral home, alleging its former director mishandled corpses, took items from the dead bodies and left cremated remains of at least 100 people in his garage.

Governor's reforms have favored a few

Teacher shares his love of music
Sound filled the band room at East Augusta Middle School as the pupils played a short exercise from their workbooks.

Teacher training called success

Libraries offer summer passport to youths
Young readers are reading their way around the world in Aiken, Columbia and Richmond counties' summer reading programs.

Army man gives kidney to fellow soldier

Ranger assists in faraway fire fight
One week he's helping fight a massive fire in South Georgia, the next he's teaching local Boy Scouts how to safely build a camp fire.

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Memorial Day

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Perfect attendance
AIKEN - On senior skip day, LaToya Pope, a senior at Silver Bluff High School, was in school.

Bill would regulate sale of fertilizers
AIKEN - Although the big news last week was a budget that was on the way for the governor to sign, a handful of other bills also made progress.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -A private university, a public college and a technical school have teamed up to offer a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in the Myrtle Beach area.

Appling bank robbed

Teacher shares his love of music

Across the southeast

Perfect attendance

Ace of planes
You should ask Phil Colman why people started calling him "Casey."

Ace of planes

Across Georgia

Project causes delays, wrecks

Governor's reforms have favored a few
ATLANTA - Gov. Roy Barnes will point to a record of cutting taxes and fighting restrictive health care plans when he runs for re-election this year. His claims are justified, at least as far as they go.

Across Georgia

Across the southeast
KEY LARGO, Fla. -Efforts to right and fully sink a retired Navy ship resumed Monday after a three-day delay because of high wind and seas.

Politician's accuser changes her story

Subscriber of the day
Hubert M. Whisnant is today's subscriber of the day.

Subscriber of the day

News you can use
Georgia Legal Services Program staff will be in Columbia County from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 19 to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help.

News you can use

Across the area
A Richmond County jailer was burned with coffee and scratched Sunday by an inmate with a history of violence toward jail employees, authorities said.

Project causes delays, wrecks
Interstate 20 used to be a quick and easy route to work for Geneie Mitchum. Then came a construction crew and tons of equipment.

Normal people become heroes

Teacher training called success
Last year, it was called Teach for Georgia. This year, it's called the Teacher Alternative Preparation Program.

Ranger assists in faraway fire fight

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Gwen Tushbant of Augusta.

Priests warn of upcoming allegations
Priests at two Catholic churches in Aiken County told members during Sunday services to expect to hear soon about decades-old sexual allegations against Monsignor Thomas Evatt, who retired last week from St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Aiken.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a request by the state to allow Atlanta to draw more water out of Lake Lanier

Braves top Expos

Off-duty firefighter saved neighbor trapped in blaze
On Feb. 24, Jamie Taylor didn't think twice.

Martin relishes drought breaker
CONCORD, N.C. - Jimmie Johnson could afford to think about the future after giving away an easy victory Sunday night in the Coca-Cola 600 because he's got nothing but time ahead of him in his racing career.

Castroneves wins Indy 500 in wild, disputed finish

Castroneves' Indy 500 victory upheld

NASCAR notebook

Castroneves' Indy 500 victory upheld
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indy Racing League officials upheld Helio Castroneves' victory in the Indianapolis 500 on Monday, rejecting a protest lodged by runner-up Paul Tracy.

Martin relishes drought breaker

NASCAR notebook
CONCORD, N.C. - Robby Gordon couldn't buy any luck at the Indianapolis 500, and he couldn't buy any favors from NASCAR at the Coca-Cola 600.

Veteran waits out rookie for 33rd win
CONCORD, N.C. - Experience allowed Mark Martin to wait patiently for 537 miles for Jimmie Johnson to make a mistake Sunday night.

Veteran waits out rookie for 33rd win

Castroneves wins Indy 500 in wild, disputed finish
INDIANAPOLIS -- His lead evaporating with just over a lap to go, his mirrors and visor smeared with oil, Helio Castroneves saw a blurry yellow flash and feared the worst. Instead of a fuel light, though, it was a timely caution - and prelude to victory.

Nets top Celtics, even series
BOSTON -- There was no hangover from Game 3 for the New Jersey Nets. There might be one for Boston's Paul Pierce after Game 4.

Horry's shot seal win
LOS ANGELES -- Robert Horry and the Los Angeles Lakers seem determined to make their third championship run as cinematic as possible.

Horry's shot seal win

Richmond recalls inglorious days with Kings
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Arco Arena rarely got this loud for Mitch Richmond.

Nets try to forget their Game 3 collapse
BOSTON -- On a day meant for rest and reflection, the New Jersey Nets had plenty of time for both Sunday.

Nets try to forget their Game 3 collapse

Richmond recalls inglorious days with Kings

Nets top Celtics, even series

Mr. John LaChance Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Smith    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Entered into rest May 27, 2002, at her residence, Mrs. Mary L. Smith wife of Mr. Neil D. Smith. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, GA.

Mrs. Hattie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center, F

Mrs. Mattie Callaway    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -

Ms. Ruby Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Arra Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga. - The Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. William T. Arra Jr., 47

Mrs. BillieJean Hamilton    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Billie Jean Ridings Hamilton will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Rivers Funeral Home. Interment will be Thursd

Mr. Eugene Amerson    (MACON, Ga.)
MACON, Ga. - Eugene "Honey" Amerson, age 64, died May 25, 2002, in a local hospital. Funeral servi

Mrs. Sarah Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 24, 2002, at Windermere Nurs

Mrs. Sarah Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 24, 2002, at Windermere Nursing Home, Mrs. Sarah Cravey Young, 86, of Elizabeth Drive, wife of the late Clarence "Cy" Young. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1

Mrs. Lula Ruff    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Lula Bell Ruff died May 24, 2002, at her residence in Augusta. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Sandy Grove A.M.E. Church

Miss Dorothy Wong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Pontoon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May

Mr. Kelton Gibson    (Washington, Ga.)
Washingotn, Ga.- Funeral Services for Mr Kelton "Boodoo" Gibson, 82, will be held Monday, May 27, 2002, at noon at Reeves Chapel Baptist Church in Tignall. Mclendon Memerial Fuenral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Glyn Holton    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Glyn L. Holton, 76, of Townes Road, North Augusta, who died May 25, 2002, will be conduct

Mrs. Brenda Dunn    (JONESBORO, Ga.)
JONESBORO, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at the residence of

Mr. Adron Dunaway    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Adron D

Mr. Adron Dunaway    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Adron Dunaway, 79, beloved hus

Mrs. Florence Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Cunningham    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Mae Cunningham will be 2p.m. Tuesday at

Mr. Angus Gillis    (SOPERTON, Ga.)
SOPERTON, Ga. - Angus W. "Bill" Gillis, 82, of Adrian died Sunday. Funeral services are at Adrian United Methodist Church a

Mrs. Lillie Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr

Mrs. Sophie Slaughter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, May 25, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mrs. Sophie E. Slaughter of Colorado Street. Funeral arr

Ms. Dorothy Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Roukoski    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Babb    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Eunice Knopf Padgett Babb, 74, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Frie

Mr. John Roukoski    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. William Arra Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Moore    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
TWIN CITY,

Mr. Franklin Allen    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Entered into rest May 27, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia, Retired SSG/E6 Franklin D. Allen, 66, husband of Mrs. Sue Ansley Allen. Graveside service will be held Thursday, May 30, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the Bellevue Memorial Garden

Mr. Roger Kidd    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Mr. Roger Allen Kidd, 64, of Evans, died on Sunday, May 26, 2002, at the residence. He is survived by his devoted wife, Mrs. Alice R. Kidd; one son, Jeffrey Allen Kidd of Atlanta; two daughters, Julie Keller

Mrs. Annie Blount    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Annie Mae Hodges Blount, age 91, of South Harris Street in Sandersville died Sunday night May 26. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29 in

Mrs. Martha Harden    (KILINE, S.C.)
KILINE, S.C. - Mrs. Martha Morris Harden, 87 widow of Monroe K. Harden, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, in the Harter Nursing Cent

Mrs. Harriet Brown    (SILVER SPRING, Md.)

Miss Amanda Stewart    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - The funeral service for Miss Amanda Nicole Stewart will be conducted today Monday, Ma

Mr. Mark Brown    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Mark A. Brown, 40, of Union Church Lane, Aiken, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Fairfield Health Care Facility, Ridgeway. The fune

Mr. Bobby Diles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
SSG, U.S. Army AUGUSTA - Entered into rest May 26, 2002, at University Hospital, Mr. Bobby E. Diles, 68, husband of Mrs. Janice L. Diles. Fune

Mr. Franklin Butler    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Funeral and burial services for Franklin D.R. Butler, 41, who died May 23, 2002, will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Lane

Mrs. Sharon Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -

Mr. Robert Chafin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Graveside services for Robert S. Chafin, age 87, who died Monday, May 27, 2002, wil

Mr. Glyn Holton    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Glyn L. Ho

Mrs. Peggy Newman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Peggy Ruth Sikes Newman, entered into rest Friday, May 24, 2002, the widow of Mr. Lester Newman. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at 4p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Mr.

Mrs. Sylvester Watson    (GILBERT, S.C.)

Ms. Georgia Rhodes    (CHICAGO, Ill.)
CHICAGO, Ill. - Entered into rest Monday, May 20, 2002, in Chicago, Ms. Georgia E. Rhodes of Chicago. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 27, 2002, at 1

Mrs. Sylvester Watson    (GILBERT, S.C.)
GILBERT, S.C. - Homegoing services will be held today, Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at 1p.m. from Beulah Grove Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Sam Davis officiating. Interment will be in Zion Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Gilbert. The funeral proc

Miss Annie Harper    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Annie Virgie Harper, 85, are May 28, 2002, at 3:30p.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church. Visi

Mrs. Martha Harden (KILINE, S.C.)

Ms. Ruby Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Chafin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Harriet Brown (SILVER SPRING, Md.)

Mrs. Mattie Callaway (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Adron Dunaway (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Angus Gillis (SOPERTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Roukoski (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Sylvester Watson (GILBERT, S.C.)

Mrs. Peggy Newman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John LaChance Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin Butler (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mrs. Eunice Babb (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Brown (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Glyn Holton (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lula Ruff (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Blount (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Cunningham (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Pontoon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Brenda Dunn (JONESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sharon Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Dorothy Wong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Annie Harper (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John Roukoski (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin Allen (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. BillieJean Hamilton (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sophie Slaughter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Glyn Holton (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sylvester Watson (GILBERT, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Moore (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. William Arra Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Amanda Stewart (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Georgia Rhodes (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mr. Kelton Gibson (Washington, Ga.)

Mr. Adron Dunaway (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William Arra Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Roger Kidd (EVANS, Ga.)

Budget woes
"Without a budget that defines your priorities and lays out a plan to fund them ... you have no priorities. It's not enough to run around saying 'I'm for this and I'm for that, and we're going to do this and we're going to do that.' You need to show h

Off to a good start
When Clay Killian left his Fairfield County interim manager's post a little over six months ago to come aboard as Aiken County administrator, he knew he had a big task ahead of him. It wasn't just because he was taking on a new job, either.

Never forget
Memorial Day traditionally is a time to remember and honor those who have given their lives to protect our country and our way of life. But for many Americans the holiday has been little more than the end of a three-day weekend filled with shopping, fishing at the lake or trips to Myrtle Beach for some fun in the sun.

Hijacking warnings long ignored
I agree with your May 18 editorial, "Vague warnings," that warnings about our nation's security came long before 2001. They go back as far as deregulation, when pilots blew the whistle on the airline industry's many security problems - first and foremost, the lack of pilot security and safety devices. Connie Lyngby, Grovetown, Ga.

Attendance incentive necessary?
I applaud Richmond County School system officials. They have apparently solved the student attendance problem. It is so gratifying to find that it's commonplace for a child to attend school everyday, whether they have sinus problems, womanly problems or other such minor medical difficulties that may preclude attendance. Cheryl Beasley, Augusta

Without God, freedom is destroyed
Lately, I have been reading news reports, letters to the editor concerning every imaginable crime, hate against one another, hate in our government, schools, homes - yes, even hate against ourselves. What seems to be total decay of the very fabric of our freedom, our homeland - it is just as it seems. Make no mistake; our country, states and cities are spiraling into eventual destruction. Barbara A. Mohler, Augusta

Majors' suicide play
Billionaires and multimillionaires are supposed to be pretty smart people, otherwise they wouldn't have gotten so rich. Not necessarily true, especially if they're billionaire Major League Baseball club owners or multimillionaire professional baseball players.

Ga. delegation is surely diverse
It is interesting that Georgia could have a House delegation with members as diverse as U.S. Reps. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., and Bob Barr, R-Ga. Jim Murrah, Martinez, Ga.

Feminist hogwash
We see no problem with law enforcement agencies being encouraged to hire more female officers, but we dismiss the "facts" recently released by the Feminist Majority Foundation.

Overtime

U.S. players ribbed for fashion shoot

French flop redux: Sampras loses in first round in Paris

Capriati among the few healthy stars at French Open

Overtime

Overtime
Former Augusta State standouts Gary Boodnikoff and Kavossy Franklin had impressive debuts for the Sydney Kings of Australia's National Basketball League on Saturday.

U.S. players ribbed for fashion shoot
SEOUL, South Korea -- The U.S. soccer team is hoping that clothes don't make the man.

Capriati among the few healthy stars at French Open
PARIS -- Jennifer Capriati hasn't gotten around to watching a tape of one of the most thrilling French Open finals in history.

French flop redux: Sampras loses in first round in Paris
PARIS -- Muttering, slouching, slamming his racket to the ground and smacking a ball into the stands, Pete Sampras was in typical French Open form Monday.

Overtime
There's a new Memorial Day tradition: Princeton and Syracuse playing for the NCAA lacrosse championship.

Bionic eye seeks to follow the success of the bionic ear
NEW YORK -- When 68-year-old Robert Rosene became a bionic-eyed man, he didn't get the Six Million Dollar Man's telescoping vision.

A troubled gaming addict takes his life
HUDSON, Wis. -- His mother found Shawn Woolley's body in a rocking chair in front of his computer. His head was slumped to one side - still facing a screen of the online game that she says had become his obsession.

Army's future uniform incorporates medical sensors, climate control
WASHINGTON -- Within six years, the Army plans to outfit soldiers with a new battle uniform incorporating stronger and lighter armor, a climate-control system, medical sensors and a computer display on the helmet visor.

Ancient games rejuvenated
Remember the Atari 2600 gaming system? Remember how we used to spend hours in front of our TV sets playing games like "Combat," "Missile Command" and "Warlords"?

Did you really delete those files?
Would you put a file cabinet in that yard sale or a charitable organization's truck with financial records, personal documents and photo albums still inside?

Boeker defends NCAA title
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Georgia's Matias Boeker successfully defended his NCAA men's tennis singles title Monday, defeating Kentucky's Jesse Witten 7-5, 6-0.

Diamond Dogs get NCAA bid

Boeker defends NCAA title

Diamond Dogs get NCAA bid
ATLANTA -- Georgia's NCAA tournament berth was so unexpected, some players already had gone home for the summer.

Gamecocks fall short of SEC crown

S.C., Clemson host regionals

Gamecocks fall short of SEC crown
HOOVER, Ala. -- Jeffrey Norris had to throw an extra 100 pitches or so, but once again he was on the mound at the end of a big Alabama victory in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

S.C., Clemson host regionals
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina and Clemson will again be at home for the first round of the NCAA baseball tournament.

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Keep your brain ticking this summer with easy, addictive crossword puzzles. Or for an even bigger challenge, pick up an LSAT practice book. The LSAT - a standardized test that all applicants to law school must take - is all about problem solving. Try doing a few each day. Impress friends with your genius and keep your brain happy at the same time.

The board room
It's that time of the year again: time for fresh high-school students to replace most of the veterans on the Xtreme teen board.

Reassurances can help save a new relationship
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM - I've been going out with this guy for a couple of months. He tells me he loves me, but I don't think he really trusts me. When I'm with my best friend, who's a guy, my boyfriend thinks something's going on between us, and it's nothing like that. Someone, please help. - 16-year-old Hephzibah girl

The board room

Xtreme needs you!
Here's your chance to become a member of the Augusta Chronicle's Teen Board. Fill out the online application and e-mail it to us by July 5 at 5 p.m.

On the charts

My ride

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Xtreme needs you!

Xtreme calendar

Xtreme calendar
Graduation ceremonies include Glenn Hills High School at 3:30 p.m., the Academy of Richmond County at 5:30 p.m. and Hephzibah High School at 8 p.m.

Question of the week

On the charts
Associated PressWeekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Artists corner

Reassurances can help save a new relationship

Nothing is fake about 'Progress'

Artists corner
Ekklesia Sumbry, 13, is a rising freshman at Butler High School. She's self-taught and has been drawing "forever," she said. This untitled drawing of a baby is pencil on paper.

Question of the week
Q: What are your plans for the summer?

My ride
THE FACTS: Cathy Collins, 16, a rising junior at Westside High School THE CAR: 1995 Ford Mustang

Nothing is fake about 'Progress'
The Fake Sound of Progress is an awesome album, no ifs, ands or buts. It has just about everything you need in a good rock album: heavy licks on the guitar, a pulsating rhythm, astounding vocal work and, above all, quality.

Your style
THE FACTS: Octavia Jessie, 18, a graduate of the Academy of Richmond County

A small town deplores its cats galore

Froggies go a-courtin' in California

Odds and ends

Army's future uniform incorporates medical sensors, climate control

A troubled gaming addict takes his life

Did you really delete those files?

Ancient games rejuvenated

Bionic eye seeks to follow the success of the bionic ear