Musical's popularity has ups and downs for performers
It's entirely possible that Grease will always be the word.

Program gives students chance to work in museum

Musical's popularity has ups and downs for performers

Program gives students chance to work in museum
For Cameron Murray, the budding historian program at the Augusta Museum of History offered an intense study of a subject he enjoys.

Westside swept from playoffs

Cone retires; Mets activate John Franco

Cone retires; Mets activate John Franco
NEW YORK -- David Cone stood just inside the Mets' clubhouse, personally delivering the news as his teammates trickled in.

Baker working his magic on baseball's lovable losers
CHICAGO -- Memorial Day has come and gone, the temperatures are rising and June is fast approaching. For the Chicago Cubs' faithful, that usually means one thing - time to write off another season and start holding out hope for next year.

Baker working his magic on baseball's lovable losers

Westside swept from playoffs
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - The feeling coursing through his veins, Westside senior Brandon Stelter said, was indescribable.

Glascock makes first Final Four
GIBSON, Ga. - It's a long drive to the west Georgia town of Breman, but the Glascock County baseball team welcomes next week's trip.

On vacation? Brace yourself for e-mail onslaught

Odds and Ends
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. -- Rock smashes scissors. Paper covers rock. Scissors cut paper.

Rapist's request prompts bill to ban release of victim photos
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A convicted rapist's attempt to obtain investigative photographs of his victim's genitals has led to passage of an exemption from Florida's open-government "sunshine" law for such pictures. The bill is awaiting Gov. Jeb Bush's signature.

Ruse helps detectives get DNA sample
SEATTLE -- Not long ago, John Nicholas Athan got an official-looking letter about a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of people who had been overcharged on parking tickets. If he wanted to take part in the case, he was told, he had to sign and return the enclosed form.

Odds and Ends
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The nation's second-most overweight state may ask residents to go easy on the super-sized sodas.

Three get probation, fines for having sex on commuter train
MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Three people were sentenced Friday to a year of probation and fined $200 each for having sex aboard a Long Island Rail Road train.

Atlanta's offense takes pressure off pitchers

Sheffield fires agent Boras, may represent himself

Braves show Glavine no mercy
NEW YORK - It might have felt like Old Home Week for the Atlanta Braves, who faced Tom Glavine for the second time in six days, but the feelings weren't pleasant for everyone.

Atlanta's offense takes pressure off pitchers
ATLANTA - They might find a way to top themselves, but in a season of resounding, record-setting offense, the Atlanta Braves have demonstrated no mercy to opposing pitchers, quite a departure from the offense-as-an-afterthought teams of the past.

Atlanta's offense takes pressure off pitchers
ATLANTA - They might find a way to top themselves, but in a season of resounding, record-setting offense, the Atlanta Braves have demonstrated no mercy to opposing pitchers, quite a departure from the offense-as-an-afterthought teams of the past.

Sheffield fires agent Boras, may represent himself
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves outfielder Gary Sheffield fired his agent, Scott Boras, and said he may represent himself in future contract negotiations.

The art of arguing
ATLANTA - With his first step out of the dugout and onto the grass at Cincinnati's new Great American Ball Park, Bobby Cox knew his day was about to come to an abrupt end. Never a model of restraint, the Atlanta Braves manager had lasted three innings the previous night before home plate umpire Bill Welke booted him for arguing balls and strikes.

Atlanta's offense takes pressure off pitchers

The art of arguing

Braves show Glavine no mercy

Unemployment rates drop in South Carolina

Low rates draw home buyers
For Jennifer Deakin and her husband, James, the lowest mortgage rates in 45 years presented an opportunity too good to pass up - the chance to own their home.

Business briefs

Eddie Bauer will close in Augusta
Eddie Bauer has become the latest Augusta Mall store to have a going-out-of-business sale.

Stocks finished mixed despite GDP

Consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in April
WASHINGTON -- Consumers anxious about their jobs were reluctant to go shopping in April, trimming spending by the largest amount since the beginning of the year.

Business briefs

Low rates draw home buyers
For Jennifer Deakin and her husband, James, the lowest mortgage rates in 45 years presented an opportunity too good to pass up - the chance to own their home.

Consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in April

Business briefs
TRENTON, N.J. -- Drug maker Schering-Plough Corp. said Friday it is the target of a federal grand jury investigation into its marketing practices, whether it overcharged the government for medicines and possible obstruction of justice.

Business briefs
MIAMI - Aetna won preliminary approval Thursday for a $170 million settlement of a racketeering lawsuit brought by the nation's doctors.

Unemployment rates drop in South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina added fewer jobs than usual in April, increasing the state's unemployment rate to 6.1 percent from 5.9 percent in March.

Money funds fell in latest week
NEW YORK -- Assets of the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $2.86 billion in the latest week to $1.001 trillion, the Investment Company Institute said Thursday.

City courts business from VIPs during tour

Stocks finished mixed despite GDP
NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones industrials and Standard & Poor's 500 snapped their five-day winning streak Thursday as investors gave in to temptation and cashed in their profits. Tech stocks gained on positive reports from the gross domestic product and jobless claims.

City courts business from VIPs during tour
The first words of greeting to 30 diplomats and trade representatives visiting Augusta this week included a plea for jobs.

Eddie Bauer will close in Augusta

Tigers add NCAA title to collection
STILLWATER, Okla. - Top-ranked Clemson pulled off the first trifecta in college golf history Friday by winning a high-scoring NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships.

Ohio State tops Clemson in NCAA baseball

Tigers add NCAA title to collection
STILLWATER, Okla. - Top-ranked Clemson pulled off the first trifecta in college golf history Friday by winning a high-scoring NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships.

Ohio State tops Clemson in NCAA baseball
AUBURN, Ala. -- Steve Caravati credits aggressive swinging for his recent hitting tear. Ohio State teammate Matt Davis was the beneficiary when Clemson's hitters turned passive.

SEC flush during uncertain times

SEC flush during uncertain times
DESTIN, Fla. -- While other conferences worry about their futures, the Southeastern Conference keeps piling up cash.

Fair and balanced

Advancing Ga. justice
There was so much time and emphasis on budget issues and spending cuts in this year's Georgia legislature that many good bills didn't get through. But some did.

Bail out agency
The Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia is under investigation on several fronts for corruption, cronyism, sweetheart contracts, and more.

About funny money

Advancing Ga. justice

About funny money
Don't start looking for those new, colorized $20 bills until next fall. The U.S. Treasury Department showed off the bills recently as a way to prepare the public for the change. United States' paper money has long been one color - green; that's why it's called the greenback.

Bail out agency

A principal headache
Despite best efforts this year by Gov. Sonny Perdue and his fellow Republicans in the legislature to undo much of former Gov. Roy Barnes's vast panoply of public school educational reforms passed in 2000, most of Barnes' handiwork still stands - including school councils.

Fair and balanced
"Taken as a whole, our findings reveal mixed results and balance with some very good casework, some average and some genuine cause for concern."

A principal headache

Harrison Ford honored with star
LOS ANGELES -- It's the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for THE Harrison Ford, but not the first for Harrison Ford.

Club calendar
Here is a list of Augusta area clubs.

Applause calendar
JOKER'S WILD COMEDY TOUR, WITH JOHN WITHERSPOON, DON D.C. CURRY, BRUCE-BRUCE, T.P. HEARNS, ARNAZ J. AND MARVIN DIXON: 8 tonight, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; $38.50.

Standing ovations
The Joker's Wild comedy tour, featuring urban stand-up stars Bruce-Bruce, T.P. Hearns, Arnez J., Don "D.C." Curry, Marvin Dixon and John Witherspoon, takes the stage at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center today. Tickets are $38.50. For more information, call 724-2400.

Festival celebrates history of Beech Island
Once a year, the Beech Island Historical Society attempts a mathematical hat-and-rabbit act, celebrating more than 300 years of history in a single day.

Concert calendar
Here's a list of concerts in the area.

Stocks show strong gains
NEW YORK -- Wall Street notched its third straight month of gains Friday - a feat not seen in nearly two years - after investors cheered a pair of reports showing a rise in consumer sentiment and Midwest manufacturing.

Stocks show strong gains

Fishing report

Fishing report
Schooling fish have been playing hooky on Thurmond Lake this week where strong northwesterly winds have not helped anglers in their searches for the surfacing hybrids, stripers and largemouth bass.

Fishing tournament news

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Thai Jong's buffet long on taste
When it comes to buffets, bigger isn't necessarily better.

Poor drainage hurts plants
With all the recent rain, there's a lot of standing water in yards. For the first time in years, some homeowners are discovering they have a drainage problem.

Moss gardens can be velvety soft yet tough as nails
NEW MARKET, Va. -- Just what is this thing about moss? How is it that a primordial plant so soft and soothing generates so much angst among grass growers?

Moss gardens can be velvety soft yet tough as nails

Couple's gardens produce beautiful memories
The flowers outside Kaye and Harry Weathers' house in Waynesboro, Ga., have almost caused wrecks on the street out front, according to fellow Burkeland Garden Club member Nancy Palmer.

Poor drainage hurts plants

Clematis needs annual pruning
Unpruned, a clematis vine grows increasingly large over the years, bearing flowers higher and higher until the only thing staring you in the face is a tangle of bare, woody stems. Avoid this by pruning - every year.

Clematis needs annual pruning

Couple's gardens produce beautiful memories
The flowers outside Kaye and Harry Weathers' house in Waynesboro, Ga., have almost caused wrecks on the street out front, according to fellow Burkeland Garden Club member Nancy Palmer.

Georgia Tech hopes surge will continue
ATLANTA - The euphoria of winning the ACC tournament Sunday lasted about an hour for the exhausted members of Georgia Tech's baseball team.

Hatters size up Yellow Jackets
ATLANTA - Stetson feels right at home in Russ Chandler Stadium.

Hatters size up Yellow Jackets

Georgia Tech hopes surge will continue

Jackets silenced again
Augusta's hitting woes continued against Asheville Friday night.

GreenJackets' woes continue
Dan Generelli circled behind the mound with his head down and his back to the plate after striking out Asheville's Oscar Materano in the seventh inning.

Jags move into tie for ninth place
STILLWATER, Okla. - Augusta State lived up to its No. 2 ranking in collegiate golf Thursday, mainly because Scott Jamieson played like he used to.

Assistant coach believes in Jaguars

Assistant coach believes in Jaguars
STILLWATER, Okla. - For more than three decades, Henry Thomas has been a constant on the Augusta State golf program.

Long days get the best of Nicklaus

Long days get the best of Nicklaus
DUBLIN, Ohio -- It's not easy hosting a big party. It gets harder every year for 63-year-old Jack Nicklaus.

Jags move into tie for ninth place
STILLWATER, Okla. - Augusta State lived up to its No. 2 ranking in collegiate golf Thursday, mainly because Scott Jamieson played like he used to.

No surprise, Sorenstam in the lead at Kellogg-Keebler
AURORA, Ill. -- Annika Sorenstam sure can give an encore. A week after making history at the Colonial, Sorenstam shot a 10-under 62 Friday in the first round of the Kellogg-Keebler Classic. That set a course record, and also matched the lowest score in relation to par this year on the LPGA Tour.

Poulter, O'Hern share lead in Wales
NEWPORT, Wales -- England's Ian Poulter shot a 7-under-par 65 Thursday despite tonsillitis, matching the course record and joining Australia's Nick O'Hern for the first-round lead at the Wales Open.

Howell breezes through Muirfield with 64
DUBLIN, Ohio -- A sunny day at Muirfield Village should have been the first clue that the opening round at the Memorial might contain a few surprises.

Morris, PGA Tour wage score war

Irishman considers more time on PGA Tour
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Padraig Harrington of Ireland joined the PGA Tour as a special temporary member on Thursday, meaning he can take unlimited exemptions as he decides whether to play more in the United States.

No surprise, Sorenstam in the lead at Kellogg-Keebler

Changes for Royal & Ancient club
LONDON -- The Royal & Ancient golf club is separating its private, all-male members' club from its commercial and rule-making role.

Ahern birdies No. 18 to take first-round lead
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jim Ahern birdied the 18th hole to cap an 8-under 64 Friday and take the lead in the first round of the Champions' Tour Music City Championship.

Poulter, O'Hern share lead in Wales

Perry in position for the second straight week
DUBLIN, Ohio -- A grinder throughout his career, Kenny Perry is starting to make golf look awfully easy.

Sorenstam returns to LPGA
AURORA, Ill. -- Annika-mania didn't end with the Colonial. Diehard golf fans and casual observers alike turned out en masse to welcome Annika Sorenstam back to the LPGA Tour on Thursday, giving an ordinary pro-am the feel of a final round.

Morgan begins defense of Nashville championship

Morgan begins defense of Nashville championship
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- No course has been more friendly to Gil Morgan than Nashville's Springhouse. That's why he looks forward to this point in the season every year.

After historic Colonial appearance, Sorenstam returns to LPGA
AURORA, Ill. -- Annika Sorenstam's tee time was still 15 minutes away and the crowd had already reached Tiger-esque proportions.

Morris, PGA Tour wage score war
ATLANTA - Forget about Annika and Tiger. The potentially biggest match-play event in golf these days pits the PGA Tour itself against the news media.

Sorenstam returns to LPGA
AURORA, Ill. -- Annika-mania didn't end with the Colonial. Diehard golf fans and casual observers alike turned out en masse to welcome Annika Sorenstam back to the LPGA Tour on Thursday, giving an ordinary pro-am the feel of a final round.

Irishman considers more time on PGA Tour

Changes for Royal & Ancient club

GreenJackets' woes continue

Jackets silenced again

Shutout gives Devils 2-0 lead
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The trade that helped get the Anaheim Mighty Ducks into the NHL finals may cost them the Stanley Cup.

Brodeur assumes title of hockey's best goalie

Shutout gives Devils 2-0 lead

Ducks in a bind now
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Two games into a fast-slipping-away Stanley Cup finals for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, no finalist since 1945 has done so little in so much time.

Brodeur assumes title of hockey's best goalie
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Growing up in French-speaking Quebec, Martin Brodeur was no different than the tens of thousands of other hockey-playing Canadian youngsters who looked up to game's top players.

Ducks in a bind now

On vacation? Brace yourself for e-mail onslaught
If you're going on vacation this summer, let me tell you what awaits you when you return - several hours of checking through your e-mails.

Lincoln County man killed in crash
The Georgia State Patrol said Friday that a Lincoln County man was killed in a one-car crash on Georgia Highway 21 in Screven County.

Government intrusion getting out of hand
Political correctness strikes again, and Gov. Sonny Perdue is right in the middle of it. An illegal tax hike (tobacco) and an invasion of privacy (gun locks) are the points that I am interested in. And all of this is in the name of "protecting the children." Robert P. McConnell Jr., Hephzibah, Ga.

Reception aids adoption efforts
Thank you for mentioning the Meet-and-Greet reception sponsored by Children from China in your May 10 editorial "A world of caring." Ellen Dong, Augusta, Ga.

Was Godfather's pardon fair?
In regard to the news report of James Brown being pardoned of his past crimes, this is all well and good if it also applies to everyone who is ready and willing to say "I am sorry." Rosa Blodgett, Martinez, Ga.

Commission has yet to clean up its act
Who wouldn't be incensed if, after spending 42 months and $123,000, the most significant finding of the special grand jury was that the Richmond County Commission remains dysfunctional, despite charter after charter, election after election and bad press after bad press? Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Fellow letter writer hits nail on the head

Confederate soldiers did not fight for slavery
During the recent controversy over the Georgia flag several writers stated that Confederate soldiers fought the war to preserve slavery. That statement is untrue. James Isdell, Augusta

Movie to be shown this summer blasphemous
It has come to my attention that a very controversial movie is being shown in Augusta this summer: Bruce Almighty, starring Jim Carrey, and Jennifer Aniston of Friends. Why the concern? Anna Howard, Augusta

Movie to be shown this summer blasphemous

Was Godfather's pardon fair?

Fellow letter writer hits nail on the head
My thanks to Vern J. Simon for his May 21 letter, "'Pro-choice' writer uses faulty logic." I tried to write a letter regarding Kevin Palmer's letter of May 10, "Pro-lifers need to 'get real,"' but couldn't get it at, or below, the letter word limit - as there was much to be said. Mr. Simon said it much better than I ever could. Bonnie Cox, North Augusta, S.C.

Online divorce grows in popularity

Online divorce grows in popularity
NEW YORK -- Offering a simpler and cheaper path to divorce, an ever-growing array of dot-coms, computer-savvy lawyers and state court officials are encouraging unhappily married Americans to arrange their breakups online.

Graduates needed
The Augusta Chronicle is looking for a few good grads. Specifically, four members of the first graduating class of John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School - class of 1986. If you graduated from Davidson in '86, or know Melissa Fortson, Loquiter Gibson, Lisa Moody or Tomika Walters, call Steven Uhles at 823-3626, send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com or fax 722-7403.

County could get bad-air status
Columbia County should be lumped with Augusta as a nonattainment zone under the U.S. Clean Air Act, according to a Georgia Environmental Protection Division draft report.

Tax increases look unlikely in fiscal plan

Across the area
Two Augusta teenagers were charged with burglary Thursday after deputies caught them hiding in a home whose front door had been forced open, a sheriff's report states.

Mayor plans move to downtown home
Mayor Bob Young and his wife, Gwen, are downsizing downtown.

Across the area

Questions on religion re-emerge
AIKEN - Aiken County school board members are as familiar with religious requests as the South is to long, hot summers.

Couple collects lottery winnings
FORT MILL, S.C. - Anthony Wilson reluctantly acknowledged his life has changed a little since he walked into the Red Rocket Fireworks and bought $60 worth of quick-pick Powerball tickets about three weeks ago.

Perdue fills ethics panel spots
ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue filled two of the three vacant seats on the State Ethics Commission Thursday.

Rants and Raves
I WOULD LIKE to leave a rave for the men at Hillcrest Cemetery for taking their time to put flags on the veterans' graves for Memorial Day. It was greatly appreciated by this person because I had forgotten mine. And it made my day better to know that these men and women have not been forgotten by everyone.

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL - Police say an inmate from the Rock Hill Law Center walked out of a courtroom while a bailiff was not paying attention.

County awaits airfield choice
The quiet is deafening as Burke County residents await the Navy's decision about where the new F/A-18 Super Hornet's pilots will practice takeoffs and landings.

Little burger, big mouthful
Augustans Trevor Eskew (right) and Jason Shepherd chow down in an eating contest during the Krystal Steamin' Summer Tour. The event was Friday on Washington Road.

Questions on religion re-emerge
AIKEN - Aiken County school board members are as familiar with religious requests as the South is to long, hot summers.

Facility blames deficit on fraud by ex-administrators
The $900,000 deficit at a financially strapped Augusta mental health center is the result of "fraud and mismanagement" by former administrators and contractors, according to the center's response to a state audit.

Higher taxes look unlikely in fiscal plan
AIKEN - No matter the final form of South Carolina's $5.3 billion budget, the fractious and prolonged legislative debates won't result in a permanent cash fix for Medicaid or public schools, politicians in both parties say.

Serviceman of the day
Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael L. Majors of Augusta is today's serviceman of the day.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME MAY 31, 1991 Congressman Doug Barnard has called on Georgia Gov. Zell Miller to tour the Savannah River Site, saying a tour might help the governor reverse his position on the new production reactor just across Georgia's border.

Correction
In Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, incorrect information was given in a sports story on the NCAA Division I golf tournament. The tournament does still have a cut line; the top 18 teams after three rounds - and top six individuals not on those teams - advance to the final round.

Tax increases look unlikely in fiscal plan
AIKEN - No matter the final form of South Carolina's $5.3 billion budget, the fractious and prolonged legislative debates won't result in a permanent cash fix for Medicaid or public schools, politicians in both parties say.

Dallas teen wins national bee
A 13-year-old eighth-grader from Dallas nailed "pococurante" to win the 76th Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee on Thursday in Washington.

Board OKs equipment deal

Lawyer is likely to lose seat on panel

Post keeps its sights on recreation
From Grammy winner Ashanti to the zucchini served at the Gordon Club, Fort Gordon has an overflow of activities and services available to both soldiers and civilians.

Rants and raves
THIS IS FOR the rant about suggestions to the department and chain stores that said people in the Augusta area wear a smaller size than 6 in clothes and shoes. Well, I would just like them to know that some wear a size bigger than 12 in clothes and bigger than 6 in shoes. And it would be nice for us people to have stuff that we can wear.

Across Georgia

Hunt builds strong force
AIKEN - The hottest law enforcement ticket in town is a job at Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt's shop. Unfortunately for most applicants, the county's top law enforcement official says he has a pretty full house.

Abused-child advocate training

2 states fight for trial in homicide
Politics and paperwork may no longer be immovable objects blocking a capital murder trial for the man who confessed to killing an Augusta child.

Corrections

Aiken man wants fewer unattractive 'big boxes'
AIKEN - Architects of the world still marvel at the domed Pantheon of Rome centuries after its construction.

Serviceman of the day

Augusta Regional plans security upgrade
Just as some human eyes are set to be removed from security at Augusta Regional Airport, new electronic eyes - surveillance cameras - are planned to be installed.

Facility blames deficit on fraud by ex-administrators

Man may face death
A 20-year-old Harlem man could face the death penalty if convicted of murder in the slaying of a west Augusta man in March.

Missing status holds
Aiken County sheriff's investigators continue to treat the disappearance of a 37-year-old Aiken woman as a missing persons case, not a homicide.

Across Georgia
NORFOLK, Va. -The man accused of killing and mutilating one nun and abducting another after killing his father in Georgia waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday.

Little burger, big mouthful

Dallas teen wins national bee

Questionnaire seeks info from judge candidates

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -An evangelist accused of sexually abusing children now faces charges in five counties, officials say.

County could get bad-air status

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Air Force Airman 1st Class James Matthew Lawson of North Augusta.

Airport leader's fate is debated

Hunt builds strong force

Lawyer is likely to lose seat on panel
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has filled two of the three vacant seats on the State Ethics Commission. But the third, currently held by Augusta lawyer Pamela James Doumar, remained open, although a ruling from the state attorney general may have doomed the Democrat's chances of staying on the panel.

Augusta Regional plans security upgrade
Just as some human eyes are set to be removed from security at Augusta Regional Airport, new electronic eyes - surveillance cameras - are planned to be installed.

Car crash injures three

Expenses threaten safety of farmland
AIKEN - Protecting rural pastures and fields from strip malls and subdivisions is an attractive option for rich landowners and local politicians, but it isn't always a magic solution for farmers losing money on crops or communities worried about growth.

Man may face death

Corrections
A story in the May 24 editions of The Augusta Chronicle about Jason Charles Sheahan pleading guilty to murder in the May 2001 killing of Ashley Marie Johnson did not clarify that Circuit Judge James C. Williams addressed his comments to the victim's father, Morgan Johnson.

Questionnaire seeks info from judge candidates
The Columbia County Republican Party has created a questionnaire for candidates who want to replace resigning Superior Court Judge Robert L. Allgood.

Higher taxes look unlikely in fiscal plan

Child fatality panels get new power
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law Friday a bill that expands the powers of the state's child fatality review panels to enable them to do their job better while holding them accountable.

News you can use
MAY 30, 1989 At about midnight tonight, the proposed Lamar Building parking garage is expected to die as the deadline passes on a $1.1 million federal grant earmarked for the project.

Lawyer says leaders violated judge's order
THOMSON, Ga. - Taliaferro County commissioners told a Superior Court judge Friday they don't believe they should face contempt charges for trying to keep an unwanted landfill out of their community.

Dental lab keeps grip on Army's needs
From Fort Gordon, teeth are made and shipped all over the world.

Expenses threaten safety of farmland
AIKEN - Protecting rural pastures and fields from strip malls and subdivisions is an attractive option for rich landowners and local politicians, but it isn't always a magic solution for farmers losing money on crops or communities worried about growth.

Rants and raves
THIS IS FOR the rant about suggestions to the department and chain stores that said people in the Augusta area wear a smaller size than 6 in clothes and shoes. Well, I would just like them to know that some wear a size bigger than 12 in clothes and bigger than 6 in shoes. And it would be nice for us people to have stuff that we can wear.

Closure threat worries retirees
Since the days of Camp Gordon, military retirees and veterans have chosen to make nearby Augusta home.

Aiken man wants fewer unattractive 'big boxes'
AIKEN - Architects of the world still marvel at the domed Pantheon of Rome centuries after its construction.

Post keeps its sights on recreation
From Grammy winner Ashanti to the zucchini served at the Gordon Club, Fort Gordon has an overflow of activities and services available to both soldiers and civilians.

Mayor plans move to downtown home
Mayor Bob Young and his wife, Gwen, are downsizing downtown.

Across Georgia
MILLEDGEVILLE - Three teenagers were sentenced to at least 45 days in a youth detention center for attacking a classmate at school with a pair of pliers.

Across the area
A Ridge Spring man has been charged with resisting arrest with a deadly weapon and carrying an open container of beer in connection with a May 25 attack on an Aiken County Sheriff's Office deputy during a traffic stop in Monetta, Sheriff Mike Hunt said Friday.

Car crash injures three
Police say three people - including the son of Richmond County school Superintendent Charles Larke - were injured in a crash Thursday morning on Berckmans Road.

Airport leader's fate is debated
The future of Augusta Regional Airport's director was discussed by the Augusta Aviation Commission on Thursday, but no action was taken.

Missing status holds
Aiken County sheriff's investigators continue to treat the disappearance of a 37-year-old Aiken woman as a missing persons case, not a homicide.

Across Georgia

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Air Force Airman 1st Class James Matthew Lawson of North Augusta.

Army hospital hopes to grow
Instead of downsizing and contraction, Eric Schoomaker has his mind on expansion.

Abused-child advocate training
The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of Child Enrichment Inc. is looking for volunteers 21 and older to advocate for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system. Volunteers need no experience and will receive specialized training from local professionals in the social service field. Participants will learn courtroom procedure and advocacy skills.

Correction

Rants and Raves
I WOULD LIKE to leave a rave for the men at Hillcrest Cemetery for taking their time to put flags on the veterans' graves for Memorial Day. It was greatly appreciated by this person because I had forgotten mine. And it made my day better to know that these men and women have not been forgotten by everyone.

Board OKs equipment deal
Buying in bulk saves money, and with high-tech imaging equipment, University Hospital hopes it will also bring new expertise and insights from the company.

Dental lab keeps grip on Army's needs

Across the area

Perdue fills ethics panel spots

Closure threat worries retirees
Since the days of Camp Gordon, military retirees and veterans have chosen to make nearby Augusta home.

News you can use
MAY 30, 1989At about midnight tonight, the proposed Lamar Building parking garage is expected to die as the deadline passes on a $1.1 million federal grant earmarked for the project.

Lawyer says leaders violated judge's order
THOMSON, Ga. - Taliaferro County commissioners told a Superior Court judge Friday they don't believe they should face contempt charges for trying to keep an unwanted landfill out of their community.

Army hospital hopes to grow

2 states fight for trial in homicide

Lincoln County man killed in crash

Mom rediscovers passion for arm wrestling
Nicole Cisco might seem like your typical working mom - plant administrator at a sodium silicate manufacturing company, raising two daughters with her fiance in Appling.

Mom rediscovers passion for arm wrestling
Nicole Cisco might seem like your typical working mom - plant administrator at a sodium silicate manufacturing company, raising two daughters with her fiance in Appling.

Actor isn't afraid to revisit old roles
LOS ANGELES - If Mark Wahlberg could do it all over again, would he appear in so many movie remakes?

Mini reviews

Video watch

Video watch
JUST OUT: The Pianist and The Recruit

At the Movies: 'The Italian Job'
Mark Wahlberg isn't exactly Michael Caine - and thankfully, he isn't trying to be. The remake of "The Italian Job" isn't exactly the 1969 original - and it isn't trying to be, either. Which is exactly why it works.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, check out augusta.com/movies.

Weekend hackers, here's your chance to make it big
OK, Augusta. Ready to tryout for the latest, freshest reality TV series?

Series will showcase jazz variety
Fans of June Jazz, the outdoor concert series that has been a riverside fixture since 1991, might be surprised to discover that the sax-at-sunset performances are expanding.

Series will showcase jazz variety
Fans of June Jazz, the outdoor concert series that has been a riverside fixture since 1991, might be surprised to discover that the sax-at-sunset performances are expanding.

Newman speeds to pole

Hamilton gets pole after qualifying rainout

Dodge ends contract with Bill Davis Racing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dodge Motorsports has terminated its contract with Bill Davis Racing, cutting off all support and access to information for drivers Ward Burton and Kenny Wallace.

Schumacher, Ferrari have hard time in Monaco

Newman speeds to pole
DOVER, Del. - For Ryan Newman, the easiest part of Friday's qualifying session for the MBNA Armed Forces Family 400, was rolling his Dodge off the truck.

Johnson hopes to stay on roll at Dover

NASCAR stands firm against attack on Jackson
NASCAR is caught in the middle of a relentless attack by a dogged critic of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Johnson hopes to stay on roll at Dover
DOVER, Del. -- After winning the last two weeks and signing a long-term contract, Jimmie Johnson could write his name in the record book at Dover International Speedway.

Hamilton gets pole after qualifying rainout
DOVER, Del. -- Bobby Hamilton was awarded the pole position for Friday's MBNA Armed Forces Family 200 race as rain washed out NASCAR Craftsman Truck qualifying at Dover International Speedway on Friday.

Schumacher, Ferrari have hard time in Monaco
MONTE CARLO, Monaco -- Despite their frequent success, Michael Schumacher and Ferrari have an unusual situation in this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix - they didn't win it last year.

NASCAR stands firm against attack on Jackson

Finley stars in Nowitzki's absence
DALLAS -- Before there was a Big Three, before Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash blossomed into All-Stars, there was only one player on the Dallas Mavericks worth watching: Michael Finley.

Finley stars in Nowitzki's absence

Spurs eliminate Mavs
DALLAS -- An unused player with four championship rings engineered an unreal turnaround that sent the San Antonio Spurs to the NBA Finals for a chance at the franchise's second title.

Spurs eliminate Mavs

Nets working and waiting for Spurs and Mavs to finish

Nets working and waiting for Spurs and Mavs to finish
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- No one on the New Jersey Nets seemed to care that Kenyon Martin was late, Aaron Williams was away for personal reasons and Brandon Armstrong was out sick on Thursday.

Featured obituary: Pamela Bailey
Pamela Bailey was known for "having a heart the size of Texas" said her friend Gloria Haselden, of American Legion Post 192.

Mr. Jerry Lewis    (WACO, Texas)
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By age 10, Bobby Fogle knew what he wanted to be - a pharmacist.

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Jackson Daniels (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Cowart (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Wesley Bryan (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Daisy Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Cox (BATH, S.C.)

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Ms. Gloria Gardner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Annie Harmon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Weston Harper Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Myers Futch (TITUSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin Huff (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William Britt Jr. (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie Harden (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Lindsey (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lora Watson (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Aubrey Fox ( NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Doy Hooks (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Smith (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Phillip Knight (WATKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Winship (BAINBRIDGE, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Murrah Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Weston Harper Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Hernlen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Timothy Kaney (BUCKEYE, Ariz.)

Mr. Jimmie Bowden (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Lewis (WACO, Texas)

Mrs. Norris Jackson (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Iris Franklin (SIMPSONVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Effie Godfrey (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Timothy Kaney (BUCKEYE, Ariz.)

Mrs. Darilee Williamson (PERRY, S.C.)

Mr. Alton Bradby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lellar Revis (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Wesley Bryan (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Pamela Bailey (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Patrick Moon (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Peggy Holmes-Contreras (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen May (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dolphus Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Funny Cide has look of Triple Crown champion

Big money can't mask big problems for SEC

Overtime

Weekend hackers, here's your chance to make it big

Serena Williams 'sorry' for 6-0, 6-0 victory

Nepal, Hillary celebrate Everest anniversary

Overtime

ACC begins site visit to Miami

Venus Williams struggles; just two U.S. men left

Doctor takes second job as professional disc golfer

Doctor takes second job as professional disc golfer
Disc golf is an expensive hobby for Rick Voakes - and not just because of travel, lodging and other expenses associated with playing the sport professionally.

Overtime
Margaret Shirleyheld off Augusta's Laura Coble in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff to capture the Greater Atlanta Women's Amateur Championship on Friday.

Funny Cide has look of Triple Crown champion
NEW YORK -- A safety pin derailed Spectacular Bid. Fatigue wiped out Alysheba and Silver Charm.

Wildwood Park lands disc golf headquarters
Columbia County is about to sport a new title: Disc Golf Capital of the World.

Nepal, Hillary celebrate Everest anniversary
KATMANDU, Nepal -- From modest Sherpas to the royal family, Nepal honored Sir Edmund Hillary on Thursday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mount Everest conquest and the climb that tested the limits of human endurance.

ACC begins site visit to Miami
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford headed a delegation that began touring the University of Miami on Thursday.

Serena Williams 'sorry' for 6-0, 6-0 victory
PARIS -- Serena Williams figured an apology was in order. She had just overpowered Barbara Schett 6-0, 6-0 Friday at the French Open in what amounted to a 40-minute practice session.

Venus Williams struggles; just two U.S. men left
PARIS -- Venus Williams' play was so erratic, Mom sat up and took notice.

Big money can't mask big problems for SEC
DESTIN, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference will distribute more than $100 million in revenues this year, yet another gaudy reflection of the strength of the nation's richest league.

Overtime
Defending champion Laura Coble of Augusta shot a tournament-low 70 on Thursday to move into second place after two rounds of the Greater Atlanta Women's Amateur.

Soul singer has crossed into country

Multiracial choir blends voices for program
Members of the Warren County Community Choir sang God Bless America everywhere they went their first year; it was the backbone of their repertoire.

Christian programming ventures into reality TV
Two drifters wend their way through villages from Pakistan to Papua New Guinea, carrying hand-held digital cameras with them. The pair are recording as they get lost in the jungles of Laos, have a nasty encounter with some leeches and nearly become lion chow.

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. E-mail items to vanorton@augustachronicle.com; send a fax to 722-7403; or mail to Faith and Fellowship, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Professor claims Jesus was actively gay
The campaign to have U.S. Protestant churches normalize homosexual activity takes a radical new turn with a scholar's claim that Jesus not only approved same-sex relationships but was involved in one himself.

Pure in heart are source of goodwill
Is goodness in the act or the motive? Is goodwill attached to the external deed or the internal attitude? Which is the most important or essential, the fruit of a tree, or the roots?

Ex-executive finds ministry work fulfilling
David Harbeson's career path took a bounce into church work about two years ago, but his was not the first name many would have linked with the ministry. Until Pastor David Hunter of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection suggested it, the notion had never crossed Mr. Harbeson's mind, either.

Faith digest
Workshops on drama, quilting and sisterly relationships will open a women's conference at 9 a.m. June 7 at Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 2930 Glenn Hills Drive. Registration is $15 for adults, $7 for ages 13-18 and free to those 12 or younger. Fees include breakfast, lunch and materials.

Soul singer has crossed into country
For singer Percy Sledge, best known for the 1966 hit When a Man Loves a Woman, soul music has country-music roots.

Hope's films have timeless laugh lines

'The Wire' returns for its second season
NEW YORK -- When it premiered last summer, "The Wire" was labeled "smart" - a terrible burden to bear, even for an HBO drama series. The implication: Watching this is work.

'The Wire' returns for its second season

Bryant Gumbel to co-host new PBS show
NEW YORK -- Bryant Gumbel is coming back to broadcast television. This time, he won't have to set his alarm clock.

Bryant Gumbel to co-host new PBS show

Concert calendar

Harrison Ford honored with star

Club calendar

Applause calendar

Georgia defensive end won't pose for Playboy magazine spread
ATHENS -- When Playboy magazine unveils its All-America football team in its August edition, Georgia's star defensive end David Pollack will be missing from the photograph.

Hope's films have timeless laugh lines
As far as Bob Hope is concerned, I wasn't raised in a family of fans.

South Carolina tops East Carolina in NCAA baseball
ATLANTA -- Chris Hernandez pitched a five-hitter and Kevin Melillo went 3-for-4 with a homer as South Carolina beat East Carolina 4-0 Friday in the opening game of the NCAA regional at Georgia Tech.

Former quarterback new 'Voice of the Gamecocks'
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina fans will hear a not-so-new voice on the radio when the Gamecocks take the field later this year.

Former quarterback new 'Voice of the Gamecocks'

Ruse helps detectives get DNA sample

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Three get probation, fines for having sex on commuter train

Rapist's request prompts bill to ban release of victim photos

Christian programming ventures into reality TV

Professor claims Jesus was actively gay

Pure in heart are source of goodwill

Faith digest

Ex-executive finds ministry work fulfilling

Multiracial choir blends voices for program