Book embarks on fun tour of culinary delights in U.S.
In a nation with a 24-hour-a-day TV channel devoted to nothing but food, hundreds, if not thousands, of Web sites for foodies, and a fusion restaurant in every little town, Calvin Trillin is a breath of fresh air - someone who knows that food is all-important and yet can't be taken too seriously.

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Book embarks on fun tour of culinary delights in U.S.

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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.

Cone retires; Mets activate John Franco

Time off is too exhausting - and definitely too educational

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.

Woman lists land on auction site
ROCKY FORD, Ga. - Only the corner post office remains open in the tiny central block of this one-caution light town. The cafe lacked the business to fill its eight tables and the bank folded in the 1930s.

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

Wanted man caught on 'Kiss Cam'
CINCINNATI -- A wanted man was arrested after his parole officer spotted him kissing his girlfriend in a live crowd shot displayed on the scoreboard at a Cincinnati Reds game.

Braves show Glavine no mercy

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.

Mets trip up Braves

Umpire-manager relations walk a fine line in today's game
ATLANTA - With his first step out of the dugout and onto the grass at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on May 21, Bobby Cox knew his day was about to come to an abrupt end.

Atlanta's offense takes pressure off pitchers

Braves's notebook
NEW YORK - Questioned about the evolving strike zone, Atlanta's Greg Maddux was at his diplomatic best Saturday.

Umpire-manager relations walk a fine line in today's game

Mets trip up Braves
NEW YORK - No one expects Atlanta's Mike Hampton to win 22 games again, as he did four years ago with the Houston Astros.

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.

The art of arguing

Braves's notebook

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.

As bond yields drop, mortgage rates follow
Q: Why is it a good idea to track the bond market if I'm thinking about buying a home or refinancing my mortgage?

Business briefs

Ghost signs

Unemployment rates drop in South Carolina

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

As bond yields drop, mortgage rates follow

Consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in April

Entrepreneur has method for turning turkey waste into oil

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Kennametal IPG

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.

Expense cuts are one way to save hurting business
Being successful in business is tough - always. However, when the economy slumps and stays down for a period of time, many business owners' thoughts turn from being successful to merely surviving.

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.

Ghost signs
Businesses open and close, sometimes without any fanfare. But a company's name can linger for decades because of the signs they leave behind.

Stock's reaction to tax cut modest, but impact may be far-reaching

Stock's reaction to tax cut modest, but impact may be far-reaching
NEW YORK -- After President Bush signed the dividend tax cut into law this past week, Wall Street staged only a modest advance. That might have disappointed some market observers who expected stocks to have a more dramatic response.

Expense cuts are one way to save hurting business

On the move
Johnny L. Cagle has been appointed vice president and branch manager of the North Augusta branch of Regions Bank of Central Carolina.

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.

Eddie Bauer will close in Augusta

On the move

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.

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.

Entrepreneur has method for turning turkey waste into oil
PHILADELPHIA - The versatile turkey has been chopped, pressed and processed into foods as diverse as burgers and bacon. Now a Long Island entrepreneur wants to put a turkey in your tank.

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.

Clemson stays alive
AUBURN, Ala. - Steve Pyzik's RBI single in the 10th inning and Brad McCann's big defensive play lifted Clemson to a 7-6 victory in an NCAA tournament elimination game on Saturday.

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.

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

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

SEC flush during uncertain times

About funny money

Addiction has ebbed
Those South Carolinians who still have reservations about the ban on video poker upheld by the state Supreme Court three years ago ought to acquaint themselves with the findings of a just-released study by psychologist Frank Quinn, a specialist in drug, alcohol and gambling addiction, and Randall Bridwell, a law professor at the University of South Carolina law school.

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.

Wrong litigation curb
Curbing predatory class action lawsuits should be high on the nation's agenda. Lawsuits cost corporate America billions of dollars to insure and defend against - resulting in higher prices to consumers. Settlements often provide little significant compensation to victims, yet they hugely enrich plaintiffs' lawyers.

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.

Wrong litigation curb

A principal headache

Addiction has ebbed

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.

Credit bureaus ease ID theft pain

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

Credit bureaus ease ID theft pain
NEW YORK - The nation's three major credit bureaus are trying to make it easier for consumers to sort out problems stemming from identity theft.

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

Jackets are sent packing
ATLANTA - A season that started with Georgia Tech ranked No. 1 ended with the Yellow Jackets wondering what went wrong.

Jackets are sent packing

Hatters size up Yellow Jackets

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

GreenJackets notebook
With the second-worst record in the South Atlantic League, the Augusta GreenJackets are on pace to set a franchise record for futility.

Bombers finish what they started
They waited six days for this?

Around the horn
PITCHER OF THE WEEK Lakewood (N.J.) BlueClaws (Phillies) pitcher Francisco Butto went 2-0 and allowed no earned runs in 13 innings over two starts. The native of Venezuela gave up only seven hits and walked two. Butto ranks sixth in the SAL with a 1.70 ERA and is 5-2 with 40 strikeouts in 53 innings.

Perry survives wicked weather for Memorial lead
DUBLIN, Ohio - The cold wind was whipping so hard when Kenny Perry got to the first tee that he figured even par would be enough for him to keep the lead in the Memorial.

Morris, PGA Tour wage score war

Golf roundup

No surprise, Sorenstam in the lead at Kellogg-Keebler

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.

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.

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.

Golf roundup
AURORA, Ill. - There's nothing like a couple of bogeys to get Annika Sorenstam fired up.

Local golfers going different ways

Perry survives wicked weather for Memorial lead

Local golfers going different ways
STILLWATER, Okla. - One area player left the NCAA stage reserved for elite golfers last week, and two others are ready to take his place.

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.

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.

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.

Around the horn

Jackets silenced again

GreenJackets notebook

Bombers finish what they started

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.

Mighty Ducks win in overtime
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The goal that gave Anaheim hope came on a shot Martin Brodeur never lets in. The goal that got them back into the Stanley Cup finals came on a shot Ruslan Salei never puts in.

Ducks in a bind now

Mighty Ducks win in overtime

Time off is too exhausting - and definitely too educational
Vacations are strange. That's where I was last week, killing some time while my wife was out of town on business trips.

Disagrees with disability pay by Congress
Every year at this time, we hear our elected and appointed officials thank those in the military for serving their country, and lament those who gave their all that we might remain a free and prosperous nation. Dick Donnelly, Evans, Ga.

Fellow letter writer hits nail on the head

N.A. police thinks it's highway patrol
It's a shame the North Augusta Public Safety Department does not patrol its neighborhoods and businesses on a regular basis. That's why they always arrive after the fact. Their presence is seldom seen because they're too busy playing highway patrol. Why? Terry Smith, North Augusta, S.C.

Disagrees with disability pay by Congress

Was popular pastor railroaded into resigning?
I'm not sure who is responsible for the railroading of Dr. Timothy Owings, pastor of First Baptist Church. I have been a member of the church for almost 10 years. When I joined the church, it was the humility and non-judgmental attitude of Dr. Owings that drew me there. I had "church shopped" for a year and always came back to Dr. Owings' view of the world. He is a true Christian. He doesn't judge. He doesn't envy or challenge. He only loves and accepts. Laura Hill, Augusta

'Chronicle' geographical error surprising

'Chronicle' geographical error surprising
Regarding your May 25 editorial, "On being heard": You need to do a better job on your geography homework. Rockford College is in Rockford, Ill., not in New York. Gerald Parker, Aiken, S.C.

Was popular pastor railroaded into resigning?

Teacher goes above and beyond for students
Every once in a while we hear of a teacher who is dedicated beyond measure, and who has such a love for his students that he will go to extremes to help mold his students into fine young citizens. Such a person is the drama teacher at Harlem High School, Ray Harris.

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.

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.

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.

Teacher goes above and beyond for students

N.A. police thinks it's highway patrol

Fashion designers make sleepwear trendy

Wheelchairs require special courtesy

Costa Rican paradise in peril

In the know

Jungle themes accent rooms in Evans home

Wheelchairs require special courtesy
Dear Carson: I am in a wheelchair, but can take a few short steps with the aid of a cane. My complaints might make me sound like a fussy old man, especially since the people about whom I write are just being kind to me. First and foremost is that when people stop at my wheelchair to chat, I must crane my neck up to speak to them, which lead to cricks. The other is that when I am helped to a chair, they then take my cane and put it out of my reach. I know these people are just being kind, but I would like to see this addressed in your column. - Crick Complaint

Costa Rican paradise in peril
QUEPOS, Costa Rica - It's a small slice of paradise, a stretch of white beach flanked by oceanside jungle whose exotic wildlife and breathtaking beauty attracts thousands of intrepid foreign visitors every year.

Jungle themes accent rooms in Evans home
Blayre Ouzts didn't have a very pleasant birthday two years ago.

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.

Home front
There are three types of towels every kitchen needs:

In the know
Tabasco is looking for the "hottest" fire-fighting cook nationwide.

Fashion designers make sleepwear trendy
This just might bring new meaning to casual Fridays.

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.

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.

Strong GOP can afford internal war
AIKEN - In the politics of Aiken County and the rest of the South, Ronald Reagan's famous 11th Commandment - "Thou shalt not criticize another Republican" - has become as tattered and ignored as some biblical prohibitions.

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.

Festival spotlights American Indians
BEECH ISLAND - Without the deerskin vest and ceremonial jewelry, you'd never figure Pat Lokey as a member of the Tribal Council of Beaver Creek Indians.

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.

Across the area

Lobbyists set record for gifts to lawmakers

Residents wait years for roads to be paved

Across Georgia

Strong GOP can afford internal war

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

News you can use

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.

Serviceman of the day

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.

Festival spotlights American Indians

Perdue scrutinizes bills as signing deadline looms

Hotel guests offer targets for thieves

Corrections

Group begins steps to save post

Dwindling help leads town to cancel festival

Across the area

Across Georgia

Post's soldiers quietly aided in war

Patrols tighten watch at lakes

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

Across South Carolina

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

Post's soldiers quietly aided in war
More than 1,000 soldiers from the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade were deployed from Fort Gordon to the war in Iraq, but it was the soldiers who stayed behind in Augusta who played a role in one of the war's most talked-about operations.

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.

Battle lab develops technology for military
It's the near future and the United States is engaged in an armed conflict.

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

Group begins steps to save post
A local group charged with protecting and expanding Fort Gordon past the 2005 base closure round will interview potential consultants this week, its chairman said.

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.

Rebels with a cause
Motorcyclists leave the Augusta Harley-Davidson business off Interstate 20 during a ride to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Augusta. Proceeds from the fund-raiser, a five-stop observation poker run, will be donated to Ronald McDonald Charities.

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.

Across the southeast
GADSDEN, Ala. -A father apparently upset over marital problems killed his three children and hanged himself early Saturday in rural northeastern Alabama, authorities said.

News you can use
JUNE 1, 1971 Area motorists filling up on gasoline today may be surprised to find the price per gallon has jumped at least five cents from what it was early last week at most service stations.

Serviceman of the day

Serviceman of the day
Marine Corps Pfc. Vanessa Kelly of Augusta is today's servicewoman of the day.

Lawyer is likely to lose seat on panel

Dwindling help leads town to cancel festival
WINTERVILLE, Ga. - A springtime tradition that's survived more than three decades will disappear from Winterville this year after exhausted organizers canceled the 33rd Marigold Festival a month before it was scheduled to begin.

MCG's ski program offers water fun for disabled children
Justin Mason sat in the back of the boat, pumped his fist in the air and yelled to the men wading just off shore, "Push, push, push."

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.

Hotel guests offer targets for thieves
Before Robert Williamson became a police officer in Tignall, Ga., he received a lesson in crime prevention while staying at Savannah Suites in Augusta.

2 states fight for trial in homicide

Tax tour inspires Augusta leaders
COLUMBUS, Ga. - They oohed. They aahed. And after an afternoon of seeing a sister city's sales tax projects in living color, elected and appointed leaders walked away with a vision of Augusta's future and a plausible way to pay for it.

Hunt builds strong force

Across South Carolina
GREER -Police handed out fliers to motorists in a new approach to find witnesses to the two-week-old robbery and triple homicide at Blue Ridge Savings Bank.

Rebels with a cause

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Atlanta is tied for eighth in the country in the percentage of million-dollar homes, according to census figures.

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
Comments from readers:

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.

Patrols tighten watch at lakes
HARTWELL, Ga. - Sailing on a lake with hundreds of power boats has gotten a little dangerous at times, but Philip Holmes feels safe bringing his 6-year-old son, Aaron, out on Lake Hartwell.

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.

Across the area
Slab repair work on a portion of Interstate 20 in Columbia County will continue through today with lane closures.

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.

Questionnaire seeks info from judge candidates

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.

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.

Facility blames deficit on fraud by ex-administrators

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

Abused-child advocate training

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.

Residents wait years for roads to be paved
For Cheryl Lowe and the other residents of Grant Road near Harlem, pavement has been a long time coming.

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.

Battle lab develops technology for military

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MCG's ski program offers water fun for disabled children

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.

County could get bad-air status

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.

Little burger, big mouthful

Tax tour inspires Augusta leaders

Across the southeast

Augusta's Taylor prepares to jump to next level
According to the men in her life, Lynn Taylor is easily moved to tears. The emotions tend to flow with each milestone step her baby boy takes.

NASCAR notebook

Female crew hopes to draw some attention and do well in debut

Female crew hopes to draw some attention and do well in debut
FORT WORTH, Texas - As Gina Tomaseski struggled to raise the truck with a jack, she - not the vehicle ended up in the air. Sue Webb had treadmarks on her arms from lugging around a 50-pound tire.

Newman speeds to pole

Marlin fights back

NASCAR notebook
DOVER, Del. - Dover International Speedway is a track within a track.

Marlin fights back
DOVER, Del. - From the moment Sterling Marlin hit the wall at Kansas Speedway in September, his Chip Ganassi Racing team has been in a rebuilding process.

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.

Olympic bomb suspect Rudolph arrested behind N.C. grocery store
MURPHY, N.C. -- Eric Robert Rudolph, the Olympic Park bombing suspect who became almost a mythic figure during his years on the run in the Appalachian wilderness, was arrested early Saturday as he scavenged for food behind a grocery store.

Olympic bomb suspect Rudolph arrested behind N.C. grocery store

Position-by-position breakdown of the NBA Finals
A position-by-position look at the matchups in the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and New Jersey Nets:

Duncan says Martin among league's best defenders
SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan doesn't expect to see a lot of crazy defensive schemes from the New Jersey Nets.

Charlotte stings Detroit

Charlotte stings Detroit
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Rookie Teana McKiver scored 15 points and fellow reserve Kelly Miller added 12 as the Charlotte Sting defeated the Detroit Shock 70-67 Saturday night.

Capsule look at the NBA Finals
A capsule look at the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the New Jersey Nets:

Capsule look at the NBA Finals

Position-by-position breakdown of the NBA Finals

Duncan says Martin among league's best defenders

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

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Doctor takes second job as professional disc golfer

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Costa wins in five again; Hewitt out; top women breeze

Funny Cide has look of Triple Crown champion

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

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.

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.

Costa wins in five again; Hewitt out; top women breeze
PARIS -- More than 4 1/2 hours into his third five-set victory at the French Open, Albert Costa leaned over the net, head down, tongue hanging. The defending champion appeared to be peering into a well, searching for drops of energy.

Overtime
Kevin McKenzie tied an Arena Football League record with six touchdowns as the defending champion San Jose SaberCats beat Georgia 69-48 on Saturday in a quarterfinal playoff game.

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.

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.

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

'Mr. Knife' believes being a bladesmith is like being a sculptor
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. - George Herron's strategy for building the perfect knife is as simple as the coveted blades he creates.

'Mr. Knife' believes being a bladesmith is like being a sculptor

Letters suggest record bass was caught on film
There is a new mystery brewing over the world's most famous fish, caught 71 years ago this week by a 19-year-old farmer from south Georgia.

Perdue scrutinizes bills as signing deadline looms
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has gotten the ink flowing over the past couple of weeks, signing dozens of the 2003 General Assembly's bills into law.

Lobbyists set record for gifts to lawmakers
ATLANTA - Georgia Senate leader Eric Johnson received a NASCAR jacket autographed by driver Kyle Petty.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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 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.

Letters suggest record bass was caught on film

Bryant Gumbel to co-host new PBS show

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.

Harrison Ford honored with star

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.

Odds and Ends

Wanted man caught on 'Kiss Cam'

Three get probation, fines for having sex on commuter train

Woman lists land on auction site

Faith digest

Professor claims Jesus was actively gay

Christian programming ventures into reality TV

Multiracial choir blends voices for program

Ex-executive finds ministry work fulfilling

Pure in heart are source of goodwill