Farewell to 'Les Miserables': Broadway's second-longest running show closes

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Book recalls small town's huge loss on D-Day

Farewell to 'Les Miserables': Broadway's second-longest running show closes
NEW YORK -- The banners are being unfurled one last time and the barricades stormed for a final battle.

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Book recalls small town's huge loss on D-Day
It was told in the book and film, "The Longest Day," and again in "Saving Private Ryan." Now comes "The Bedford Boys," the story of the first American soldiers who landed on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.

Summer vacation continues, but the fun fades away

Teen charged with feeding cat to alligator
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A teenager said he fed a neighbor's pet cat to an alligator just to see what the gator would do, police said.

Beagle makes incredible journey from Kansas to Alabama
AUBURN, Ala. -- Stray dogs show up all the time around Auburn University. They don't usually belong 800 miles away in Kansas.

Braves sweep Padres
SAN DIEGO -- Vinny Castilla homered for the third time in two games and Russ Ortiz won his fifth straight decision to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday and a four-game sweep.

Sports psychologist helps Braves cope
ATLANTA - Nearly a dozen years have passed since Jack Llewellyn sat behind home plate playing the matador to John Smoltz's snorting bull, and not one person has yet to suggest that he's crazy.

Braves sweep Padres

Braves sweep Padres

Braves pound Padres
SAN DIEGO -- Gary Sheffield hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and Vinny Castilla homered twice to lead the Atlanta Braves over the San Diego Padres 12-2 Saturday night, their 26th victory in their last 31 games.

Braves sweep Padres
SAN DIEGO -- Vinny Castilla homered for the third time in two games and Russ Ortiz won his fifth straight decision to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday and a four-game sweep.

Sports psychologist helps Braves cope

Around the watercooler

Around the watercooler
Losing a job is the height of stress for most of us, especially as the bills don't stop. But adults often fail to realize how stressful the loss of a job can also be on children, according to Lee Hecht Harrison, a New Jersey-based career-services firm.

Schick plans to shave Gillette's market lead
BOSTON - The battle of the blades is becoming even more cutthroat.

On the move

Sun Microsystems envisions mobile work force competing for cubicles

Employee theft is major drain on businesses
How much money is lost in business each year due to criminal activity?

Cymbal company celebrates 380 years

Web site adds ease to booking hotel stays
Local tourism officials have made booking hotel rooms in Augusta one click quicker.

Sun Microsystems envisions mobile work force competing for cubicles
Sun Microsystems envisions mobile work force competing for cubicles

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Monday: Augusta Metro Chamber Third Annual Golf Classic, presented by First Bank; The River Golf Club; call Margaret Jewett at 821-1312.

GE's move into wind power business seen as significant
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- General Electric Co. is injecting some pinstriped corporate muscle into the still evolving world of wind power.

Cymbal company celebrates 380 years
NORWELL, Mass. - When you've been making cymbals for drummers for 380 years, there's only one way to celebrate a birthday.

GE's move into wind power business seen as significant

On the move
Bill Hamilton, administrative director of the Medical College of Georgia Neurological Center, has gained admission as a Nominee to the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Mr. Hamilton is responsible for directing the clinical and research programs of the MCG Neuroscience Center and the professional clinical practice of the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at MCG Health System. He was previously department manager for Neurology for seven years and also worked for Hospital Corp. of America in Aiken for three years. Mr. Hamilton also holds master's degrees in business administration and healthcare administration from Georgia State University.

Sassoon sues to reclaim his name
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Vidal Sassoon, his white hair cut short, his smile as inviting as his soft, British-accented voice, apologizes for the anger that reddens his face as he describes seeing his signature hair-care products for sale in discount stores.

Biz bytes

Web site adds ease to booking hotel stays

Family business
ATLANTA - It didn't take Janet Smith long to realize that she and her husband, Ben, would need professional help to plan their family's 45th annual reunion.

Biz bytes
Employer spotlight: Advance Auto Parts

Schick plans to shave Gillette's market lead

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Employee theft is major drain on businesses

Family business

Sassoon sues to reclaim his name

Bowden likes expansion

Bowden likes expansion
Winston Churchill once said that change is the price of survival.

Clemson sweeps Wake Forest
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Michael Johnson and Brad McCann had RBI-singles in the ninth as Clemson rallied to beat Wake Forest 4-3 Saturday to complete a three-game sweep in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Motives of the ACC questioned by Kramer
Expansion has paid off in a huge way for the Southeastern Conference, but Roy Kramer seems skeptical it will do the same for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Big East lobbying begins

Big East lobbying begins
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Using a blend of guilt, flattery and financial inducements, leaders in the Big East Conference opened their annual meetings Saturday and began the push to keep Miami in the league.

No more lies
Although charitable solicitations are protected by the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech, does that mean phone solicitors may lie to get contributions?

A cleanup is needed
Gene Sullivan, deputy superintendent of Richmond County schools, says he was appalled to learn many elementary schools in the district haven't been stocking soap and paper towels in their bathrooms.

Tax cut plan

A cleanup is needed

Classless of 2003
There is big money in big-time college sports. Big money. Really big.

Tax cut plan
By lavishing praise on the Senate's bill to cut income taxes and some business levies by $350 billion over the next decade, President Bush is signaling he'll be happy with anything Congress sends him with a tax cut in it.

Back home
"Now that we have been able to kill redistricting, we are able to go back and finish the business of this state."

Miller-King
Mr. and Mrs. John David Miller of North Augusta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Paige Miller of Augusta, to John Goodloe King of Augusta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert King of Wimberly, Texas.

Koffman-Martindale
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Koffman of Evans, announce the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn Lee Koffman of Knoxville, Tenn., to Jonathan Robert Martindale of Knoxville, Tenn., son of Mrs. Johnette Martindale of La Crescenta, Calif., and Dr. Robert Georgia Martindale of North Augusta.

Warren-Albert
Mrs. Carolyn Wilkes Warren and Mr. Wesley Bernard Warren, Jr., of Atlanta announce the engagement of their daughter, Lara Elizabeth Warren of Chicago, Ill., to Andrew Benjamin Albert of Washington, D.C., son of Mrs. Judy Urban Albert and Mr. Frank Augustine Albert, Jr., of Augusta.

Bokesch-Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Bokesch of Martinez, announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Beth Bokesch of West Palm Beach, Fla., to Richard Joshua Rogers of Los Gatos, Calif., son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rogers of Penn Valley, Calif.

Hollywood fights software that copies DVD movies at home
WASHINGTON -- Brian Martin, a computer consultant in Maryland, is careful when he handles the plastic discs in his DVD library of more than 200 movies. But accidents - and scratches - still happen.

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Freshman pitcher packs punch at plate
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech freshman Micah Owings pitches like a can't-miss prospect, throwing his 92 mph fastball with pinpoint control and buckling hitters' knees with a wicked change-up.

Freshman pitcher packs punch at plate

Another Jacket shows off his arm
Remember a few weeks ago when we examined the trials and tribulations of position players converted into pitchers?

Around the horn
Lake County Captains right-hander Fausto Carmona went 2-0 with an 0.00 ERA in two starts, allowing nine hits, one walk while fanning five batters in 15 innings. His eight-inning, three-hit gem against South Georgia on the road on Thursday extended the Captains win streak to nine.

Blackburn, Flanders fire 70s
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - The Regions Cup's best player is in position to win the tournament that has eluded him the most.

Kisner leads Dogs
Buoyed by a course record-tying 67 from former South Aiken star Kevin Kisner, Georgia tied for third at the NCAA West Regional and took one of 30 spots in the NCAA Championships.

Eagle in sudden death lifts North Augustan
GRANITEVILLE - Scott Brown's first Regions Cup victory didn't come easy Sunday. The North Augustan had to shoot the day's low round, withstand a spectacular late putting performance by Rusty Flanders and then make an eagle on the first playoff hole.

Singh rallies to win Byron Nelson

Jaguars survive regional
AUBURN, Ala. - As James Heath rolled in an eight-foot par putt the final hole, his Augusta State teammates standing by the green let out a collective deep breath.

Eagle in sudden death lifts North Augustan

Sigel holds off McCullough on Champions Tour

Taylor finishes as runnerup
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Augusta's Vaughn Taylor battled back from bogeys on the first two holes to shoot 3-under-par 69 on Sunday and finish second in the Nationwide Tour's Virginia Beach Open.

Golf roundup
ALVESLOHE, Germany - Tiger Woods will have to top his greatest comeback to defend his title at the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open.

Sigel holds off McCullough on Champions Tour
PARKVILLE, Mo. -- Jay Sigel sank a 9-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory Sunday over a surging Mike McCullough in the Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am.

Hendrix sees chance for title slip away
AUBURN, Ala. - Matt Hendrix left the Auburn University Club at Yarbrough Farms clearly frustrated.

Singh rallies to win Byron Nelson
IRVING, Texas -- Vijay Singh made birdies on the 15th and 16th holes Sunday to win the Byron Nelson Championship, ending a week that began with criticism over his comments about Annika Sorenstam.

Blackburn, Flanders fire 70s

Woods ties for 29th; Harrington beats Bjorn in playoff
ALVESLOHE, Germany -- Tiger Woods rarely finishes this far back.

Kisner leads Dogs

Jaguars survive regional

Hendrix sees chance for title slip away

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Another Jacket shows off his arm

Laney sees opportunity to level playing field

Laney sees opportunity to level playing field
A few days after the Georgia High School Association released the preliminary enrollment numbers for the 2004-06 reclassification, Laney football coach Eric Parker and basketball coach Norman Bonner had a little chat about the history of their program.

East Coast Hockey League renamed 'ECHL'
Citing a 15-year history as the premier Double-A league in hockey and a strong brand recognition, ECHL president and CEO Brian McKenna announced Monday that the 32-team circuit has been simply renamed "ECHL."

East Coast Hockey League renamed 'ECHL'

Summer vacation continues, but the fun fades away
A new record. Two years ago, my then 7-year-old son was out of school on summer vacation for more than a week before he announced that he was officially "bored."

Why produce more powerful handguns?
In the early 1990s the nation experienced an increase in homicides at a rate never seen before. Augusta was not exempt. In 1991, we experienced the highest homicide rate ever recorded in this city, and 97 percent of the victims were African-Americans. Barbara Thurmond

Pro-choice writer in no position to lecture
In his May 10 letter, "Pro-lifers need to 'get real,"' Kevin Palmer stated another writer's assertion that "abortion is wrong" lacks evidence and is, in his opinion, "pure pro-life rhetoric." Dave Caddell, Evans, Ga.

The people need a balanced view of politics

The people need a balanced view of politics
Regarding Floyd Brown's April 28 letter, "Letters of Clinton remembrance sicken": Carroll C. Kenny, Martinez, Ga.

Don't close MCG pharmacy
Regarding closing the Medical College of Georgia outpatient pharmacy on June 30: I think it's terrible. The paper said they were going to vote the next day to raise tobacco taxes so they could keep it open. Carol Odom, Augusta

Sonny Perdue: Republican hypocrite at work

Sonny Perdue: Republican hypocrite at work
Isn't Republican hypocrisy great? Sonny Perdue used the "race card" to become Georgia's governor by accusing former Gov. Roy Barnes of catering to civil-rights groups to change the state flag. Paul L. Cook, Augusta

Don't close MCG pharmacy

Evans home has rooms to suit each member of the family

Home front

Future is bright on 8th Street

In the know

Do not believe tissue of lies from boss

Future is bright on 8th Street
For years, Broad Street has been hailed as a beacon for downtown development, and with good reason.

Do not believe tissue of lies from boss
Dear Carson: My boss implied that to include the tissue in any formal invitation (wedding, graduation, etc.) was improper. Is this true? Is it appropriate for a wedding, rather than a graduation? I say it is for both. I wouldn't mind winning one of these debates! - Tissue Tiff

Evans home has rooms to suit each member of the family
Tami McGuiness loves the view of her back yard from the large arched window in the breakfast nook of her home in Stratford subdivision in Evans.

In the know
The Health Information Resource Center is looking for a theme for this year's annual National Women's Health & Fitness Day.

Home front
Operation of an air-conditioning system is a lot like an automobile; efficiency depends largely on the way its maintained and operated. Debris-clogged filters make the system work harder. Disposable filters should be checked every two months (once a month during peak use), and replaced when necessary.

League focusing on name change

League focusing on name change
With the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies having wrapped up their first Kelly Cup championship last week by defeating Columbia in five games, the East Coast Hockey League turns its focus to renaming the league and ongoing negotiations with the player's union for a new collective bargaining agreement.

Nut's growers want brand
CORDELE, Ga. - Using Georgia's famous Vidalia onion as a role model, the state's pecan growers are trying to add value to their crops by marketing the nuts as a specialty product.

Show brings new collectors
Ken Eskew has a bit of advice for any beginning coin collector: Spend nothing but discretionary money on the hobby and always check with Mrs. Discretionary.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -This year's Harley-Davidson motorcycle rally is earning the distinction of the being the deadliest in the 63-year history of the event.

Three concerts bring varied flavors of music
On Saturday, Augusta's music lovers enjoyed a wide array of melodic and rhythmic stylings ranging from blues to hip-hop to country.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -One of two koalas at Riverbanks Zoo has been put to sleep because of a gastrointestinal disorder, zoo officials said Saturday.

Washington Road may get center turn lane
The Goodwill employees have heard it before: the screeching tires, crashing metal and ensuing sirens.

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Army Spc. Victor R. Velez of New York.

Increase in higher education enrollment puts future of HOPE in jeopardy
Tia Lea knows how lucky she is to be a Georgia resident.

2 die in weekend vehicle wrecks
An Evans man was killed and his girlfriend critically injured Sunday afternoon in a wreck on Interstate 20 in Aiken County, where his vehicle flipped over a guard rail and landed on another road.

Across the area
An Augusta woman who saw three people hitting a neighbor's trash can with a baseball bat Friday night said her own car was damaged by the same people, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

More students turn to ROTC

Family makes preparations for girl's funeral

Historic area has talk on new look
Residents of the Sand Hills neighborhood, Augusta State University representatives and Augusta officials attended a question-and-answer workshop about the neighborhood's redevelopment plans Saturday.

Serviceman of the day

Lee says college is key to success
COLUMBIA - Filmmaker Spike Lee extolled the virtues of a college education and said some things are too sacred to laugh about during a speech to the Black Expo in Columbia.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -For the second time in less than a year, U.S. Attorney Rick Thompson has decided to investigate a prominent Georgia Democrat.

Living history
Will Christman (left) and Ben Creech strike an aggressive pose as they teach patrons of the Augusta Museum of History about the Civil War. Mr. Christman, Mr. Creech and other Civil War re-enactors took a "hands on" approach to learning as they made themselves into a living history exhibit in the museum's Civil War area.

Slayings lead GBI to call on Kentucky
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has communicated with Kentucky law enforcement officers this week, investigating any possible links between the slaying of a Western Kentucky University student and the 2001 homicide of University of Georgia law student Tara Baker.

Famed 12th Street block falls into disrepair
Fifty years ago, it was a cobblestone street that spawned so many medical professionals they called it Medicine Row.

Family makes preparations for girl's funeral
People who didn't even know Ashleigh Moore placed flowers and cards near where her body was found this week behind a riverside hotel.

More students turn to ROTC
SAVANNAH, Ga. - When the United States declared war on Iraq, 16 Savannah State University students withdrew from school for active military duty. When two students tried to organize an antiwar rally on campus that same week, only about eight people showed up.

Rants and raves
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Bush school act strains budgets
ATLANTA - When President Bush signed into law his No Child Left Behind education act two years ago, the school-improvement plan held almost unprecedented appeal.

Across Georgia

Bush school act strains budgets

Famed 12th Street block falls into disrepair

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Slayings lead GBI to call on Kentucky

Across the area

Woman's egg is unbeatable art

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Army Pfc. Timothy McCrory of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Justice advises future heroes

News you can use
Gwinn Nixon, chairman of the Richmond County Better Governments Committee, has proposed a new plan for securing a candidate for mayor to succeed Richard E. Allen in January 1940.

Historic area has talk on new look

Across the southeast
JACKSON, Miss. -National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said Friday that America has an obligation to support emerging democracies.

Storms result in electric outages

Marines hear retiree's story
NORTH AUGUSTA - Dressed in the ceremonial red coat and hat to symbolize the blood of his fallen comrades, John Hopkins, a retired Marine major, said it took him decades to become less stoic to the outside world about his involvement in the Vietnam War.

Plane crash kills 4 aboard
Four Indiana residents who were heading to a South Carolina vacation spot are dead after their single-engine plane crashed in rural Allendale County on Friday, killing all aboard.

Senate race may sap GOP strength
ATLANTA - Just when Republicans were getting a chance to wield political power in the Georgia Capitol after a long dry spell, the allure of higher office could cost them some of their most experienced lawmakers.

Finishing touches
Evans High School graduates Lauren Segraves (left) and Ashley Lamb, both 18, prepare for their commencement ceremony at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Lynching law shifts focus
JENKINSVILLE, S.C. - From the time his son was old enough to understand, Kamau Marcharia has been telling Ramon the story of an ancestor who was tied to the bumper of a Model T Ford and dragged to his death.

Justice advises future heroes
ATHENS - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas urged 200 law graduates to "be heroes" at Saturday's University of Georgia School of Law commencement ceremony.

News you can use
MAY 19, 1979 The condition of the Richmond County Sheriff's Department Records Bureau is "deplorable," according to the March-term grand jury.

Hunt's win rattles Aiken politics
AIKEN - As newly elected Sheriff Mike Hunt sweeps into office, the way he won election has set off a political alarm clock that is loudly clanging in Aiken County for veteran officeholders.

Woman's egg is unbeatable art
In fifth grade, Dana Putnam made puppet heads out of eggs and won a second-place ribbon at the fair.

Storms result in electric outages
Augusta-area residents experienced severe weather Saturday night as a line of thunderstorms rolled through the area at about 6:30 p.m.

Across the area
Richmond County authorities are seeking the man who robbed a convenience store on Boy Scout Road on Sunday afternoon.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
ATHENS -The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has decided the death of a college student this month in Kentucky is not linked to the violent killing of University of Georgia law student Tara Baker.

News you can use

Officials expect storms all week
Augustans will need to keep their umbrellas and raincoats handy as weather officials predict a soggy work week with the possibility of severe thunderstorms.

Across South Carolina

Show brings new collectors
Ken Eskew has a bit of advice for any beginning coin collector: Spend nothing but discretionary money on the hobby and always check with Mrs. Discretionary.

Finishing touches

Rants and Raves
WE NEED TO do away with the income tax. I am getting taxed for the food I eat and being taxed to haul off the containers that the food comes in. I am being taxed for gas and to drive on roads to pay for the pavement.

Washington Road may get center turn lane

Nut's growers want brand

Marines hear retiree's story

2 die in weekend vehicle wrecks

Hunt's win rattles Aiken politics

Lee says college is key to success

Increase in higher education enrollment puts future of HOPE in jeopardy

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia

Lynching law shifts focus

Serviceman of the day

Living history

Plane crash kills 4 aboard

Three concerts bring varied flavors of music

Rants and Raves
WE NEED TO do away with the income tax. I am getting taxed for the food I eat and being taxed to haul off the containers that the food comes in. I am being taxed for gas and to drive on roads to pay for the pavement.

What off-season
It's understood that football is a bigger deal the deeper south you go, but I had no idea that it could provide such enduring theater in the one month of the year reserved for vacation.

Winston win nets Johnson $1 million

Johnson survives shuffle
CONCORD, N.C. - The people who put on The Winston may want to consider a change in their slogan for next year's all-star race. Instead of calling it "Survival of the Fastest," R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. may want to consider the more-appropriate maxim of "Survival of the Smartest."

Carpenter wins easily on his home track
INDIANAPOLIS -- Once Ed Carpenter got a chance to race, no one could catch him.

Winston win nets Johnson $1 million
CONCORD, N.C. - Jimmie Johnson found a solution Saturday night for his last-lap troubles: finish a football field ahead of the second-place car.

Carpenter wins easily on his home track

Johnson changes thinking to win

Schumacher wins Austrian Grand Prix

Johnson changes thinking to win
CONCORD, N.C. -- Looking at the big picture worked for Jimmie Johnson, who won The Winston by focusing only on the final segment of NASCAR's $1 million all-star race.

NASCAR notebook
CONCORD, N.C. - Joe Gibbs wants to give something back to stock car racing. That's why he and future hall of fame football player Reggie White will work together to get more minorities in the sport.

Schumacher wins Austrian Grand Prix
SPIELBERG, Austria -- Michael Schumacher watched the orange flames rise near his head during a fiery pit stop, yet remained focused on racing.

LaJoie win pole in Nazareth
NAZARETH, Pa. -- Randy LaJoie set a track record while winning the pole Saturday for the NASCAR Busch series race at Nazareth Speedway.

Kalitta wins second event this year

Kalitta wins second event this year
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. -- Doug Kalitta won his second Top Fuel event of the season Sunday at the NHRA K&N Filters SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

No 'three-peat' for Billy Boat, much to his relief

Borcheller passes France late to win Barber 250
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Terry Borcheller used a late caution flag to make his move, passing J.C. France on the final lap to win the Barber 250 at The Park on Sunday.

Borcheller passes France late to win Barber 250

NASCAR notebook

Johnson survives shuffle

Hornaday wins at Nazareth
NAZARETH, Pa. -- Ron Hornaday beat Brian Vickers by less than half a second Sunday in the Busch Series race at Nazareth Speedway to end a 63-event winless drought.

No 'three-peat' for Billy Boat, much to his relief
INDIANAPOLIS -- For once, Billy Boat and Jimmy Kite didn't have to spend Bump Day holding their breath.

Vatican official acknowledges for first time that pope has Parkinson's
VATICAN CITY -- A top Vatican official acknowledged Saturday what many observers have long suspected - that Pope John Paul II suffers from Parkinson's disease. He said the pontiff's prayers helped him cope with the degenerative neurological disorder.

Mavs expect to be focused, ready for Spurs
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks know the drill: Win the deciding game of a playoff series, celebrate, then try to forget about it and refocus on a new opponent.

Mavs expect to be focused, ready for Spurs

Brown isn't sure he'll return to 76ers
PHILADELPHIA -- Larry Brown is considering retirement - again.

Nets edge Pistons
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Jason Kidd's 20-foot fadeaway took a lap around the rim before falling in. In this ragged game, even the game-winning shot wasn't smooth.

Mavs advance behind Nowitzki

Brown isn't sure he'll return to 76ers

Injuries keep Kings' title dreams on sidelines
Chris Webber absently dribbled a basketball in his courtside seat as another deciding playoff game slipped away from the Sacramento Kings. Once again, he couldn't carry the Kings to a title - only this time, he didn't even get a chance.

Mavs advance behind Nowitzki
DALLAS - The "Big D" isn't just a nickname for Dallas anymore.

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Mrs. Ruby Cobb (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

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Mrs. Rose DeHart (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Levins Johnson (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph DeGange (Aiken, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Beard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sam Key (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ella Johnson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Petrie (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Pless (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dr. Harry Pinson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Donald McCurry (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Taylor (MONETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Amanda Bolton (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. George Smith (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John Render (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Dave Smith Jr. (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Beard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Flossie Baskett (RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif)

Mrs. Flossie Baskett (RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.)

Mrs. Doris Newman (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. James Carruth (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James Dyer Sr. (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Karen Sisk (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Mason (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Torquato (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John Oswald (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Dave Smith, Jr. (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Meshach Key (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lillie Minor (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Royal (LAKE CITY, Ga.)

Mr. George Smith (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Track notebook

Panthers advance in soccer

Overtime

Area sports announcements

Spadafora agrees to leave Pittsburgh to fight Dorin again

Last run gives title to Jenkins County

Overtime

Spadafora agrees to leave Pittsburgh to fight Dorin again
PITTSBURGH -- There was only one unanimous opinion after the Paul Spadafora-Leonard Dorin lightweight title unification fight ended with a most unanticipated outcome: a draw.

Track notebook
JEFFERSON, Ga. - The Laney 400-meter relay team figured its race Saturday at the Georgia boys track and field championships would come down to the Wildcats and Carrollton's No. 1 squad.

U.S., Czech teams win opening matches
DUESSELDORF, Germany -- James Blake, Todd Martin and Mardy Fish combined to lead the United States past Spain 2-1 Sunday in round-robin action at the clay-court World Team Cup.

Overtime
In the race that preceded Saturday's Preakness, Funny Cide jockey Jose Santos rode Windsor Castle - from Aiken's Dogwood Stable - to a 1 3/4 -length victory over Changeintheweather.

Overtime
In Alpharetta, Ga., Statesboro's Wendell Akins overtook Augusta's Jeff Knox to win the rain-shortened Georgia Mid-Amateur Championship at Crooked Creek Golf Club.

Serena Williams loses second match this year
ROME -- Serena Williams lost for the second time in just over a month, the closest she's come to a "Serena Slump" in an otherwise dominant season.

Panthers advance in soccer
For the third consecutive year, the Lakeside girls soccer team stared at a zero on the scoreboard at the end of its Class AAAA state playoff quarterfinal match.

Funny Cide routs field in Preakness, on to Triple Crown try
BALTIMORE -- Funny Cide barreled down the stretch for a runaway victory and sweet redemption for his jockey in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, setting the stage for a Triple Crown try at Belmont Park in three weeks.

Last run gives title to Jenkins County
JEFFERSON, Ga. - Before the deciding race at the Georgia boys track and field championships, the eight Jenkins County runners formed a circle and prayed.

Area sports 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 will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Outdoors calendar
Tuesday: The Sierra Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, Walton Way Extension. The public is welcome. The program will focus on local greenspace programs. Call 863-2324 for details.

Georgia waterfowl have backers
Cliff Goodson concedes it's not easy to exist in the shadows of a mammoth waterfowl group such as Ducks Unlimited, whose 757,000 members raised $175 million last year.

Outdoors calendar

Georgia waterfowl have backers

Trotline catch won't go down in record books
Jay Cannady has spent many years learning the bends and riffles and sandbars that make the Savannah River such an appealing place to fish.

Trotline catch won't go down in record books

Wayne Brady sweeps Daytime Emmy talk show awards
NEW YORK -- It's Wayne's world, and we're all just living in it.

Wayne Brady sweeps Daytime Emmy talk show awards

Senator Clinton to launch book tour with Barbara Walters interview
NEW YORK -- Barbara Walters will interview Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for a prime-time ABC News special the day before Clinton's "Living History" book hits stores.

Reality television suddenly a dirty word when fall schedules are announced

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
"The Kid Stays in the Picture" beats almost any film made about Hollywood. It boasts one of the most colorful heroes - actor-producer-romancer Robert Evans - any moviegoer ever saw.

'24' and 'Law & Order': Two season finales, two lessons in endurance
NEW YORK -- Television teaches us many things, but nothing more than perseverance.

'24' and 'Law & Order': Two season finales, two lessons in endurance

Reality television suddenly a dirty word when fall schedules are announced
NEW YORK -- Three months ago, it seemed reality had changed the television world forever. Now, it's a dirty word.

Hollywood fights software that copies DVD movies at home

Diamond Dogs fall to Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Starter Matt Campbell struck out 13 batters to lead South Carolina to 5-2 win against Southeastern Conference rival Georgia on Sunday.

Diamond Dogs fall to Gamecocks

South Carolina routs Georgia

South Carolina routs Georgia
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Landon Powell had two homers and six RBIs as South Carolina defeated Georgia 14-2 on Saturday.

Osbon-Hoverkamp
ANTIQUA, BARBUDA, W.I.- Anne Marie Hoverkamp and Michael David Osbon, both of Augusta, were married at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2003.

Fortner-Hunter
AIKEN- Beatrice Eleanor Hunter and Russell Lee Fortner, Jr., both of Hephzibah, were married at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Victorian Wedding Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Tindall officiated.

Hankerson-Spradley
NORTH AUGUSTA- Christy Lynn Spradley and Cornelius Rendell Hankerson, both of Augusta, were married at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2003, at Gazebo Weddings. The Rev. Rudy Brostrom officiated.

Stewart-Lawrence
AUGUSTA- Katherine A. Lawrence and James D. Stewart, both of Augusta, were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel. The Rev. Jake Malone officiated.

Haynes-Bowen
AUGUSTA- Ashley Elizabeth Bowen of Atlanta, and Jason Patrick Haynes of Newnan, were married at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2003, at St. James United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. John Newell III officiated.

Brinson-Brinson
AIKEN- Marcella L. Brinson and Alexander Brinson, both of Hephzibah, were married at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at the Victorian Wedding Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Tindall officiated.

Pickett-Thome
AIKEN- Julie Ann Thome of Aiken, and Otis Westbrook Pickett of Sullivans Island, were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003, at New Covenant Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Stephen Speaks officiated.

Evans-Ridgdill
AUGUSTA- Rachael Antonetta Ridgdill and Evan Forest Evans, both of Augusta, were married at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Silvercrest Baptist Church. The Rev. Henry G. Ridgdill, cousin of the bride officiated.

Moretz-McNaughton
SAVANNAH- Dr. Katherine Veronica McNaughton and Dr. William Henry Moretz III, both of Augusta, were married at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003, at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Juvention Ballesteros officiated.

Winfrey-Scott
WASHINGTON, Ga.- Lindsey Noel Scott and Stephen Blake Winfrey, both of Augusta, were married at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003, at the First Baptist Church. The Revs. Albert Huyck and Terry Bonds officiated.

Knox-Sulzycki
EVANS- Jennifer Ann Sulzycki and Bradford Wayne Knox, Jr., both of Evans, were married at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003, at St. Mark United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gerald Varner officiated.

Morris-Lowe
AUGUSTA- Michelle Leigh Lowe and Uriah Jamison Morris, both of North Augusta, were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003, at The Boathouse. The Rev. Wade Trimmer officiated.

Teen charged with feeding cat to alligator

Beagle makes incredible journey from Kansas to Alabama