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.

Braves notebook

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.

Unlikely trio sparks Braves

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.

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 ride Glavine to win, share NL East

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 notebook

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.

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.

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.

Just don't call me, consumers plead

Business briefs

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

Online stock trading reviving

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.

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

Majors' suicide play

Never forget

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

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.

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

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."

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.

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

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Cook makes two Open fields

Golf roundup

Golf great remembered as "national treasure"

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

Howell drops to No. 53, loses Open exemption

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.

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

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.

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 swat away Sand Gnats

Jackets slip past Macon

Feisty Quinn returns in fine form

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Attendance incentive necessary?

Without God, freedom is destroyed

Ga. delegation is surely diverse

Hijacking warnings long ignored

Discovery Channel takes us on quite a ride

Dyess' selfless actions teach lesson of true heroism

Grad garb

TV highlights for the week

A meal worthy of all kinds of heroes

Age old question

In the know

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

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.

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.

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 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.

Disaster book recalls floods, fire

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 monsignor suspended based on sexual misconduct allegations

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.

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

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.

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

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
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

Across the area

Appling bank robbed

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.

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.

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

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

Across Georgia

Memorial Day

Teacher training called success

Memorial Day
Memorial Day activities taking place in the area:

Subscriber of the day

Dogs, owners take plunge despite river prohibition

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.

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

Across the southeast

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

Across the area

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

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

Aiken police arrest robbery suspect

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.

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.

Augusta's veterans honor the fallen

Ranger assists in faraway fire fight

Politician's accuser changes her story

Letter urges lifting of ban

Subscriber of the day

News you can use

Normal people become heroes

Braves top Expos

Army man gives kidney to fellow soldier

Teacher shares his love of music

Ace of planes

Perfect attendance

News you can use

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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 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

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

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.

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.

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

Castroneves' Indy 500 victory upheld

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

Castroneves wins Indy 500 in wild, disputed finish

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.

NASCAR notebook

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.

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.

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.

Veteran waits out rookie for 33rd win

Nets top Celtics, even series

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.

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

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.

Richmond recalls inglorious days with Kings

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

Horry's shot seal win

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.

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

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

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

Ms. Dorothy Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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

Miss Dorothy Wong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Florence Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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. 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

Mr. John Roukoski    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Ms. Ruby Smith    (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.

Mr. John Roukoski    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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. Harriet Brown    (SILVER SPRING, Md.)

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Mrs. Mattie Callaway (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kelton Gibson (Washington, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sarah Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ruby Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Pontoon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Louise Moore (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Roukoski (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Chafin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Harriet Brown (SILVER SPRING, Md.)

Miss Annie Harper (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Adron Dunaway (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roger Kidd (EVANS, Ga.)

Miss Amanda Stewart (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Adron Dunaway (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin Allen (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Cunningham (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Brenda Dunn (JONESBORO, Ga.)

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

Miss Dorothy Wong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lillie Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Ruff (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Angus Gillis (SOPERTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sophie Slaughter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Georgia Rhodes (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mrs. Annie Blount (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Roukoski (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Peggy Newman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sharon Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Overtime

French flop redux: Sampras loses in first round in Paris

U.S. players ribbed for fashion shoot

Overtime

Capriati among the few healthy stars at French Open

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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"?

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.

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.

Boeker defends NCAA title

Diamond Dogs get NCAA bid

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

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.

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.

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.

Gamecocks fall short of SEC crown

S.C., Clemson host regionals

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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.

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.

The board room

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:

On the charts

Nothing is fake about 'Progress'

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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.

Question of the week

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.

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

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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.

Artists corner

My ride

Reassurances can help save a new relationship

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

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

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.

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

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Odds and ends

A small town deplores its cats galore

Froggies go a-courtin' in California

Ancient games rejuvenated

A troubled gaming addict takes his life

Did you really delete those files?

Army's future uniform incorporates medical sensors, climate control

Bionic eye seeks to follow the success of the bionic ear