'Da Vinci Code' best seller gets first challenge

'Da Vinci Code' best seller gets first challenge
CONCORD, N.H. -- "The Da Vinci Code," a thriller by a relatively unknown author, is a best seller.

Young comedians stage scenes for unsuspecting audiences

Young comedians stage scenes for unsuspecting audiences
NEW YORK -- Two young men wearing captain's hats and carrying inflatable toy boats splash into a knee-deep park fountain, encouraging passers-by to line up for rides.

Sosa's suspension cut from eight to seven games
NEW YORK -- Sammy Sosa's suspension for using a corked bat was reduced Wednesday to seven games by major league baseball, which accepted his explanation that he simply made a mistake.

Sosa's suspension cut from eight to seven games

Lopez's stock enjoys turnaround

Lopez's stock enjoys turnaround
Who is that masked man behind the dish in Atlanta with ice water in his veins and flames trailing from his mighty stick, which seems light as a feather for the first time in years?

Sosa makes appeal; awaits verdict
BALTIMORE -- Sammy Sosa is done talking. All he can do now is wait.

Houston throws no-hitter against Yankees
NEW YORK -- Forced to scramble after starter Roy Oswalt was injured, a record six Houston pitchers combined on the first no-hitter against the New York Yankees in 45 years.

Houston throws no-hitter against Yankees

Sosa makes appeal; awaits verdict

Caroline Lee Barksdale

Trevor Daniel Kight

Gabrielle Elise Malson

Malaysia-Lakiya Yolanda Williams
Mac and Toneitha Williams Jr. of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Malaysia-Lakiya Yolanda Williams, Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Jon and Elaine Moore, Mac Williams Sr. and Jackie Paschal, all of Augusta.

Emily Marie Jones

Aliyah Nicole Winfrey
Alex Winfrey and Kimberly Leverett, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Aliyah Nicole Winfrey, Thursday, May 29, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Robert Leverett, Linda Brown, Marvin and Avis Weeks, Cornell Weathersby, Nancy Winfrey and LeRoy Holiday, all of Augusta.

Malaysia-Lakiya Yolanda Williams

Tyler Duane Young
Douglas and Sheryl Young of Martinez announce the birth of a son, Tyler Duane Young, Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are John and Kathy Overstreet of Washington, Ga., and Marvin and Rose Ann Young of Martinez.

Caroline Lee Barksdale
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Barksdale of Evans announce the birth of a daughter, Caroline Lee Barksdale, Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William E. Becton of Evans and Mr. and Mrs. William I. Barksdale III of Augusta.

Tymera Danisha Young
Travis Young and Adonica Simpkins, both of Gloverville, announce the birth of a daughter, Tymera Danisha Young, Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Dale and Lisa Crawford of Gloverville and Mickey and Laura Ann Young of Trenton, S.C.

Kaedun Marie Furman

Santonio Ovidio Berry
Francisco Berry and Shavonne Ratliff, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Santonio Ovidio Berry, Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Matt and Shirley Ratliff and Rudolph and Cindy Crum, all of Augusta.

Aliyah Nicole Winfrey

Amani Shukura Bey
Shakeel and Marian Bey of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Amani Shukura Bey, Friday, March 14, 2003, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Brenda Bolton and Marion Dukes, both of Augusta, and Haidera Bey and William Cole, both of Camden, N.J.

Harley Ryan Renew

Gerald Harrison Grant Brown
Gerald and Keri Brown of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, Gerald Harrison Grant Brown, Thursday, May 29, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John E. Dixon of North Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hood of Beech Island.

Emily Kaitlin Klemm

E'than Julian Butler
John and Stephanie Butler of Augusta announce the birth of a son, E'than Julian Butler, Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Tommy and Connie Tuten and Mike and Vickie Wojtaszek, all of Augusta.

Harley Ryan Renew
Michael A. and Rebecca L. Renew of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Harley Ryan Renew, Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Richard Hirschauer, Judy Hirschauer, Bill Keefe, Robert Renew and Ruth Renew, all of Augusta.

Brian Zachary Crosby
Nelson W. Crosby Jr. and Melissa D. Crosby of Blythe announce the birth of a son, Brian Zachary Crosby, Thursday, May 29, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Maudie E. Anderson of Martinez and the late David Lee Anderson Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Woodrow Crosby Sr. of Blythe.

Abigail Harper Swanson
Mark and Nicole Swanson of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Harper Swanson, Friday, May 9, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jim W. Jatho of Augusta and the Rev. and Mrs. Louis Swanson of Beech Island.

Kaedun Marie Furman
Angela Marie Furman of Hephzibah announces the birth of a daughter, Kaedun Marie Furman, Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Jack and Joyce Furman of Hephzibah.

A'Kina Bernolia Harris

Natalie Claire Godowns
Mike and Meredith Godowns of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Natalie Claire Godowns, Thursday, May 15, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Winston Collins and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Godowns, all of Augusta.

Carlie Reagan Shoup

Briana Ashlynn Hiers
Brent L. Hiers and Britney N. Hadden, both of Graniteville, announce the birth of a daughter, Briana Ashlynn Hiers, Monday, May 26, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Dawn Manning and Pete Hadden, both of Hephzibah, and Rodney and Patricia Dyches and Rodney Hiers, all of Graniteville.

Amani Shukura Bey

A'Kina Bernolia Harris
Melvin L. and Sharmaine J. Harris of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, A'Kina Bernolia Harris, Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Bernice Butler and Lonnie Harris, both of Augusta.

Natalie Claire Godowns

Carlee Dean Hammond
David A. and Kelly B. Hammond of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Carlee Dean Hammond, Thursday, May 22, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Felton of Martinez, Robert Lee Blumenthal Sr. of Greensboro, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. David Hammond of Evans.

Emily Ann Nicholson

William P.E. Barfield
Many years ago, I was being tested for a heart abnormality. The doctor had hooked me up to a complicated machine that was much larger, and older, than any I had seen before.

William P.E. Barfield

Abigail Harper Swanson

Briana Ashlynn Hiers

Santonio Ovidio Berry

Evan Pierce Story

Evan Pierce Story
Thomas L. Story III and Lynn Story of Harlem announce the birth of a son, Evan Pierce Story, Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Henry Garner of North Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. David Tyre and Thomas L. Story Jr., all of Harlem.

Carlie Reagan Shoup
Charles C. and Jennifer L. Shoup of North Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Carlie Reagan Shoup, Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Roger and Cindy Hurt and Samuel and Sarah Franklin, all of Warrenville, and the Rev. Ed and Pat Moyer of Langley.

Courtnie Cheyenne Sinns
Chris and Tammy Sinns of Gibson, Ga., announce the birth of a daughter, Courtnie Cheyenne Sinns, Thursday, May 22, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Billy McKellar of Lincolnton, Ga., Larry Sinns of Gibson and Gwen Thigpen of Warrenton, Ga.

Emily Ann Nicholson
Mr. and Mrs. James Nicholson of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Ann Nicholson, Saturday, May 31, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Hendrix of Nashville, Tenn., Elvie Nicholson of Augusta and the late Carl Nicholson.

Gabrielle Elise Malson
Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie Lee Malson III of Beech Island announce the birth of a daughter, Gabrielle Elise Malson, Friday, May 23, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Matthew and Ruby Ross of North Augusta and Norman and Barbara Stoudemire of Beech Island.

Aidan Doyle Nichols
Robert G. Nichols III and Jennifer D. Nichols of Martinez announce the birth of a son, Aidan Doyle Nichols, Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Doyle of Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. Graham Nichols of Martinez.

Justin Michael Alvero Scott Jr.
Justin Scott and Shalimar Gonzalez, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Justin Michael Alvero Scott Jr., Monday, June 2, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Cheryl DeVoe and Denise Scott, both of Augusta.

Brian Zachary Crosby

E'than Julian Butler

Tymera Danisha Young

Emily Kaitlin Klemm
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Klemm II of Temple, Ga., announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Kaitlin Klemm, Thursday, May 22, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Klemm of Evans.

Trevor Daniel Kight
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kight II of Evans announce the birth of a son, Trevor Daniel Kight, Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Young of Acworth, Ga., and Jerry Kight I and Elaine Kight of Claxton, Ga.

Courtnie Cheyenne Sinns

DeWayne Mims Jr.

Gerald Harrison Grant Brown

DeWayne Mims Jr.
DeWayne Mims Sr. and TaSanya Ross, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, DeWayne Mims Jr., Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are George and Marion Ross, Sarah Anderson and Richard and Jeanette Mims, all of Augusta.

Carlee Dean Hammond

Justin Michael Alvero Scott Jr.

Emily Marie Jones
Kimmie Elaine McCullough Jones of North Augusta announces the birth of a daughter, Emily Marie Jones, Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Kathy Elaine Howland and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Jones, all of North Augusta.

Odds and Ends
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- A woman's decision to write an offensive comment on her check when she paid a parking ticket has proven costly: She had to pay an additional $100 fine for contempt of court.

Odds and Ends
CORONA, Calif. -- Police say a nasty spat at a restaurant between a family and a waiter turned even nastier when the peeved worker served up a dose of revenge - at their home.

Philip Morris USA says retailers, importers sold fake Marlboros
LOS ANGELES -- Tobacco giant Philip Morris USA is suing five tobacco importers and nearly 1,500 retailers - including little convenience stores, liquor stores and even doughnut shops - accusing them of smuggling and selling counterfeit cigarettes.

N.Y. liberal allied with Christian Coalition to fight spam e-mail
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York liberal who supports gay and abortion rights, is teaming up with an unlikely ally as he takes on annoying spam e-mails - the Christian Coalition.

Braves lose to Athletics in 12 innings
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jermaine Dye homered in the 12th inning Tuesday night to lead the Oakland Athletics over the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in the first game between the teams since the 1914 World Series.

Braves blast Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Javy Lopez hit one of five Atlanta homers off Ted Lilly and drove in four runs to lead the Braves to a 11-6 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.

Braves blast Oakland

Braves lose to Athletics in 12 innings

Walgreen kicks off work on Furys Ferry pharmacy

NYC public school takes fund-raising to a new level: from the private sector
NEW YORK -- It sounds like a fund-raising event from a prestigious private school: A benefit performance by a celebrity graduate and an upscale silent auction including a chance to have actor Kevin Kline record your answering machine message.

NYC public school takes fund-raising to a new level: from the private sector

Rest area business ban may be lifted
Whizzing through Augusta on Interstate 20, your only option for food and gas is at an exit. The federal government wants you to be able to simply pull over.

Walgreen kicks off work on Furys Ferry pharmacy
Drugstore giant Walgreen Co. is building its fourth Augusta store in an area of Columbia County that officials say expects more growth.

Business briefs
DOHA, Qatar - The world's leading oil producers appear likely to maintain their production levels as world markets prepare for the unfettered return of Iraqi oil.

Growth in health care costs dips slightly

Hill analysts: Deficit surpassing $400 billion this year

Senators hone Medicare prescription drug plan
WASHINGTON -- Taking advantage of favorable cost estimates, supporters of Medicare prescription drug legislation are working to close gaps in coverage under the bill before a showdown later this week in the Senate Finance Committee.

Senators hone Medicare prescription drug plan

Perdue interested in Boeing
ATLANTA - Some experts might be skeptical of Boeing Co.'s interest in Georgia as a site for its next plant, but not Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Martha's message: 6 million visit Stewart defense Web site

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - The Federal Trade Commission asked lawmakers Wednesday for new powers to combat junk e-mail and penalize telephone companies that mislead consumers.

Rest area business ban may be lifted

Perdue interested in Boeing

Exclusive club write-offs opposed
WASHINGTON - Trying to increase pressure on Augusta National Golf Club to admit female members, two lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday that would bar corporations from taking tax deductions for meals and entertainment at clubs that exclude either gender.

Oil prices surge above $32 a barrel

Martha's message: 6 million visit Stewart defense Web site
NEW YORK -- Martha Stewart, the goddess of gracious living, thanked her admirers Monday for 40,000 e-mails of praise and support that have flooded a Web site she set up just days ago to defend her name against a federal indictment.

ImClone founder gets more than 7 years in prison
NEW YORK -- Sam Waksal, the jet-setting drug-company entrepreneur at the center of the insider-trading scandal that has ensnared Martha Stewart, was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison Tuesday for what a judge called his "lawlessness and arrogance."

Oil prices surge above $32 a barrel
Oil prices surged above $32 a barrel for the first time since mid-March on Wednesday, as traders fretted about scant supplies, the rising price of natural gas and a signal from OPEC that production cuts might be on the horizon.

Growth in health care costs dips slightly
NEW YORK -- Health care spending growth slowed for the first time in five years in 2002 as patients took on many of the costs previously covered by managed care, a new study found.

Hill analysts: Deficit surpassing $400 billion this year
WASHINGTON -- Congress' top budget analyst warned Tuesday that the government is on track this year for a record deficit exceeding $400 billion, which provides fresh fodder for President Bush and Democrats to use in their battle over taxes and spending.

Clemson signs prep champions, honored by senators
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Things keep getting better for Clemson golf coach Larry Penley and his NCAA champion Tigers.

Clemson signs prep champions, honored by senators

Virginia governor asks for mediation in ACC expansion

Virginia governor asks for mediation in ACC expansion
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner urged the NCAA or another body to mediate the proposed expansion of the Atlantic Coast Conference rather than allow a protracted and expensive legal battle.

Big East presidents ask ACC colleagues for meeting

Big East presidents ask ACC colleagues for meeting
Big East presidents sent letters to their ACC counterparts Wednesday, seeking a meeting about their expansion plans and urging them not to "rush to judgment."

Tournament to honor Sam Tweed

Stop choking DSS
Perhaps the hardest hit agency in South Carolina's revenue shortfall crisis is the Department of Social Services. Budget cuts will cost 500 jobs, adding up to a total of almost 1,400 fewer jobs at the agency since 2000, said Teresa Arnold, DSS governmental affairs director. "Our plan calls for the cuts to come from the Columbia office first, then the counties," she said.

Fair funding increase
Members of the Aiken County Council are understandably miffed that Barnwell and Bamberg counties are not paying their share to support the office of 2nd Circuit Solicitor Barbara Morgan.

Fair funding increase

Aborting an abortion
The repugnant procedure known as partial-birth abortion is virtually certain to become the law of the land - at least until the federal courts rule on it - now that the U.S. House has passed the measure. Nearly identical legislation was approved by the U.S. Senate last March.

Same old Sammy
Wham! Crack! That's all it took for the lovable, good-guy image of baseball superstar Sammy Sosa to come tumbling down. Chicago Cubs fans watched in horror as game officials examined the remnants of the broken bat, and verified it had been illegally filled with cork.

Standing ovations
The Budweiser Juneteenth Real Music and Arts Festival will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Riverwalk Augusta. Therewill be live entertainment, poetry, the McDonald's-News 12 Children's Area and an urban village vendors area. Admission is free. For more information, call 396-6000.

Metro reflects owners' diversity
The bass doesn't boom at Metro A Coffeehouse. There is no dance floor, no rock-ready sound system and no flashing lights cutting across a sweat-soaked crowd.

Free, downloadable game a winner
No question, video gaming is an expensive hobby. A zippy PC will set you back about $3,000 - games not included.

Stocks advance on investor optimism

Stocks advance on investor optimism
NEW YORK -- Wall Street extended its rally Wednesday as investors shook off a warning from Texas Instruments and sent stocks higher on optimism about the economy.

Greenspan predicts high natural gas prices into next year
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan predicted tight supplies of natural gas and high prices for a prolonged period Tuesday, largely because - unlike oil - the U.S. market is unable to draw on world gas supplies easily.

Stocks trade higher, resume rally
NEW YORK -- A late-day wave of momentum buying put Wall Street back on an upward path Tuesday, giving stocks a moderate advance despite an absence of major earnings or economic news.

House unveils child credit for low-income couples
WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders, pressured by the Senate and the White House to include low-income families in new higher child tax credits, upped the ante by making high-income couples also eligible for them and providing new tax breaks for the armed forces.

House unveils child credit for low-income couples

Stocks trade higher, resume rally

Greenspan predicts high natural gas prices into next year

Sweet-potato recipe mixes summer tastes

Small portions
Do you love ice coffee but hate when the ice dilutes the brew? Try a trick from hard-core java junkies: Make a pot of coffee, cool it to room temperature, then decant it into ice-cube trays and freeze. Then you'll have the cubes on hand when the urge for a tall, full-throttled iced latte, cappuccino or whatever hits you

Small portions

Serendipity is a tasty surprise

Sweet-potato recipe mixes summer tastes
Cooking out with family and friends is a favorite choice for diners at this time of year.

Serendipity is a tasty surprise
Tucked away in a strip shopping center off Washington Road in Evans, Serendipity is a coffeehouse that offers more than just a cup of joe.

Georgia Tech, Georgia State in Preseason NIT
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech and Georgia State will play in the Preseason National Invitation Tournament.

Georgia Tech, Georgia State in Preseason NIT

Broxton returns to face Jackets
From the day he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and embarked on his pro baseball career last summer, the folks in Waynesboro, Ga. have relied on Internet webcasts, cross-country plane trips and overnight car rides to stay in touch with their hometown hero.

Extra bases
First baseman Jeff Ontiveros is batting .400 (6-for-15) with one home run and six RBI in his past four games.

GreenJackets on-deck
South Georgia Waves (Dodgers) at Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox) WHERE: Lake Olmstead Stadium

Ex-Bulldog joins Augusta
University of Georgia fans will have no trouble recognizing the newest member of the Augusta GreenJackets.

Jackets, Gnats split twin bill
SAVANNAH, Ga. - If David Coffey keeps hitting the way he has so far in professional baseball, he might be with the Augusta GreenJackets for only a cup of coffee.

Two minutes with... Matt Cooper
Career notes: In third season with Augusta, moving to the outfield after playing first base most of his career. ... Batted .238 with 12 home runs, 47 RBI in 99 games for Augusta last season before missing final month with an injury. ... Named to the South Atlantic League All-Star team, batting .306 with three home runs, 26 RBI and a .436 on-base percentage, which ranks fourth in the SAL.

Medical records need checkup from a word doctor

It doesn't feel like a U.S. Open
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Where's the juice? The 103rd U.S. Open at Olympia Fields Country Club has arrived with all the buzz of a Buick Classic. The prevailing theme is that there is no prevailing theme.

It doesn't feel like a U.S. Open

Players to watch - or avoid - at the U.S. Open
Any list of likely contenders for this season has to start with these five multiple winners:

Tiger denies being in slump

Players to watch - or avoid - at the U.S. Open

Howell feels comfortable at U.S. Open

Howell feels comfortable at U.S. Open
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Strolling the fairways of Olympia Fields with his swing coach, his father and his caddie, Charles Howell seems as comfortable in a major championship environment as a 10-year veteran.

Tiger denies being in slump
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - He hasn't won a golf tournament in three months.

A late start for some at this U.S. Open

A late start for some at this U.S. Open
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- Brad Faxon was trying out a utility driver that might be a good fit for Olympia Fields. Tom Kite was hitting the last few balls on the practice range.

GreenJackets on-deck

Ex-Bulldog joins Augusta

Broxton returns to face Jackets

Two minutes with... Matt Cooper

Adult hockey players flock to Augusta rink

3,000 fans cheer Ducks

Adult hockey players flock to Augusta rink
When the clock winds and the buzzer sounds to end the second period, most of the weary skaters glide toward the benches for a quick breather and a few swigs from the water bottle.

3,000 fans cheer Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Clutching Fowl Towels and blowing duck whistles, about 3,000 Mighty Ducks fans turned out Wednesday to honor the team that fell one victory short of a Stanley Cup title.

Devils are the NHL's model franchise
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- No city really claims the New Jersey Devils.

Fluff up your summer
Summer is grilling season, so the centerpiece of your meals is as simple as choosing among grilled chicken, beef, pork or fish. With the main dish out of the way, the only question is what to serve on the side. For the next three weeks, I'm going to share simple side dishes to accompany your grilled summer entrees.

Fluff up your summer

Bush doing a great job

Fear killers, not guns
In the past I have ignored the shrill, illogical rants of Barbara Thurmond, but her letter on May 19 "Why produce more powerful handguns?," is so senseless I must respond. Dean Graham, Hephzibah, Ga.

'Road map to peace' can be successful
"So, let us not be blind to our differences, but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal." Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

Adams' decisions in UGA's best interest
The University of Georgia is fortunate to have Michael Adams' leadership. UGA ranks 18th among public universities nationally, and the freshman academic profile is at an all-time high. We have enjoyed our best fund-raising years and greatest increases in external funding during Dr. Adams' six years here. We have built new facilities for our students and improved the campus in many other ways. John W. "Jack" Rooker, Atlanta, Ga.

Charges newspaper's church-state editorial is erroneous
The Chronicle erred in its June 4 editorial, "Constant vigilance," saying the wall separating church and state only limits an official church and that a war on religious freedom exists. Matt Alan, North Augusta, S.C.

Fear killers, not guns

'Road map to peace' can be successful

Youth theater showcases extreme talent

Charges newspaper's church-state editorial is erroneous

Editorial implies Clinton book fraudulent
I was quite surprised at your editorial on June 5, "It Takes a Keyboard," bashing Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., for having a ghost writer. That is usually the case when celebrities write books. Surely you know that. You try to make it appear that she has done something fraudulent. You know very well that is not true. Vernon Johnson, Mesena, Ga.

Adams' decisions in UGA's best interest

I-520 growth spurt may be cancerous in the long run
This is in regard to the June 7 news article, "States expect growth spurt." A "growth spurt" can be cancerous. Be forewarned. Larry Jarrett, Warrenville, S.C.

Bush doing a great job
President George W. Bush's priority is to defend our nation. He also must uphold the U.S. Constitution and protect U.S. citizens. He also has other duties. Carl Rafoth, Augusta

Youth theater showcases extreme talent
While many of us have enjoyed the Augusta Players Theatre, a recent production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by the Augusta Players Youth Theatre proved not only that community theater continues to thrive in the Augusta area, but that there are some extremely talented young people who are committed to giving their best to this local field of entertainment. E.G. Yrizarry, Grovetown, Ga.

Health calendar

In the know

MCG researchers seek key to cancer's deadliest aspect

In the know

Smoking Gun opens fire on reality shows

NYC public school takes fund-raising to a new level

Programs enhance shapshots

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

In the know
We plan everything else. Why should birth be spontaneous? Part of the iParenting Web site walks overanxious parents through a checklist that puts into writing - for attending professionals - their wishes regarding the birth experience, cesarean delivery, breast-feeding, and even whether the birth will be filmed. Log on to birthplan.com for more information.

MCG researchers seek key to cancer's deadliest aspect
Cancerous tumors that spread throughout the body hijack the mechanism used to prevent a wound from bleeding out.

In the know
If you're an aspiring weather forecaster, your prognostication could net you a trip to Philadelphia.

Smoking Gun opens fire on reality shows
NEW YORK - Finding embarrassing secrets in the past of reality television stars is about as tough as finding Botox in Hollywood.

NYC public school takes fund-raising to a new level
NEW YORK -- It sounds like a fund-raising event from a prestigious private school: A benefit performance by a celebrity graduate and an upscale silent auction including a chance to have actor Kevin Kline record your answering machine message.

Programs enhance shapshots
For serious photographers, taking a digital picture is just the start of photo fun. More fun and creativity await the photographer in the digital darkroom - a place that includes a computer, digital-imaging program and inkjet printer. It's where a multitude of corrections and enhancements can be made to an image.

Board weighs larger teacher raises
AIKEN - Cash-strapped Aiken County school officials asking taxpayers for a double-digit mill increase this fall are considering a 1 percent teacher salary increase instead of the 0.66 percent increase the state recommends.

Highway debate causing friction
AIKEN - The highly anticipated and hotly debated connector route between Whiskey and Silver Bluff roads will provide a flash point for next week's meeting between city and county leaders.

State hits high in child-care report
COLUMBIA - Fewer teens gave birth and deaths among children and babies dropped during the 1990s, according to the annual Kids Count survey released today.

Contempt order appealed
A judge's order that could send Taliaferro County commissioners to jail unless they sign off on a landfill they don't want was put on hold Tuesday after their lawyer filed a notice of appeal.

Perdue airs concerns for Fort Gordon
Gov. Sonny Perdue said he is concerned about certain Georgia military bases facing the 2005 closure rounds - including Augusta's Fort Gordon.

Employee efficiency confusion clears up
Elected officials in Aiken County who were opposed to an efficiency study of their employees reversed their position Tuesday and blamed their stance on a lack of understanding and poor communication with the county council.

Robot pummels roads with water
It's a robot that destroys everything in its path with a crushing stream of water 15 times more powerful than a jackhammer.

Arena wants inmate-work deal
Augusta's coliseum board plans to lobby city commissioners in hopes of getting a break on the cost of inmate labor in the upkeep of the civic center complex.

Sales tax panel hears ideas of city leaders
Augusta's sales tax list just got a little longer. Members of a residents panel appointed to study future sales tax-funded projects have spent two months listening to requests from city departments and nonprofit agencies that want proceeds from the1-cent, special purpose local option sales tax.

Suspect in custody after Augusta bank heist
An Augusta man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after an explosive dye pack forced him to abandon the money he had taken from a south Augusta bank, police said.

Schools studying pay to draw, keep teachers

Court weighs Sunday drinks
ATLANTA - Bars throughout Georgia - be they neighborhood pubs or Applebee's restaurants - should be subject to the same Sunday alcohol sales laws, a lawyer for a popular Atlanta nightspot told the state Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Across Georgia
STATESBORO - A Georgia Southern University safety inspector died Monday morning after he fell 20 feet from a building under construction.

Rants and raves
I WENT TO the bank recently. I'm a senior citizen, and I don't have much money. But I was treated like a second-rate citizen. I don't believe that is fair because everybody doesn't have money. If you have $5 or $100,000, it doesn't cost anything to be polite and treat you gently, as a person.

Vehicle thefts expand in area

County schools to offer free breakfast
Richmond County school system officials want to make sure every child gets a meal before heading to class this fall.

Perdue to uphold YDC changes
A spokesman for Sonny Perdue says the governor has no plans to reverse a decision to privatize the Augusta Youth Development Campus.

Rants and raves
A BIG RANT for the chemical plants on the east side of Augusta. They spill their putrid waste matter in the air for us to smell and breathe, and it can't be good for our health. Why aren't these companies regulated rigorously and shut down when they violate the law?

Panel votes for location along river
Augusta leaders have come back to where they started on a planned judicial center - to the Savannah River.

Correction
A headline on a news item in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said that the victim in a baseball bat beating at Morehouse College in Atlanta had a fractured skull but did not die.

Across South Carolina
YORK -A former York Housing Authority employee has been sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to repay almost $100,000 she took from the agency.

Across the area
An Augusta man suspected in the beating and strangulation of his girlfriend in April was indicted Tuesday on murder charges.

Across the area

Guard arrested in man's beating

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JUNE 12, 1975 A $3.2 million plan to convert a section of a downtown mill into a production facility was announced by the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

Drivers see need for work
NEW ELLENTON - Motorists experiencing the first day of construction on U.S. Highway 278 said a better road will make delays worth the wait.

Across the area
A North Augusta man told police that his sport utility vehicle was stolen Tuesday night while he was inside a video store.

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Court weighs Sunday drinks

Robot pummels roads with water

Across South Carolina
LAURENS - A man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 47-year-old Gray Court man last month, police said.

Petition targets church officials at First Baptist
Members of First Baptist Church of Augusta are circulating a petition aimed at removing three trustees and the church moderator, who some blame for pushing Dr. Timothy Owings' resignation as pastor.

Shots lead to man's arrest
Richmond County authorities arrested an Augusta man after an assault rifle was fired outside his home Tuesday morning.

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Wednesday's ground-breaking ceremonies for the $70 million W.F. Hall Printing plant near Evans was "a most significant occasion" because the plant will bring economic, technological and educational benefits to the area, Georgia Gov. George Busbee said.

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Georgia peach crop fares better than South Carolina's
The sweet, juicy harvest of South Carolina peaches might sound a sour and less lucrative note this year.

Vehicle thefts expand in area
Every year, the number of car thefts on both sides of the Savannah River keeps going up.

Across South Carolina

Subscriber of the day
Shaleen Gillen of Martinez is today's subscriber of the day.

MCG rejects Aetna contract
Aetna patients will not get to use Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics as a preferred provider after July 1 because the sides could not agree on a new contract. Each side blames the other.

County elder home decried
AIKEN - Wade Jones Jr. wants Aiken County to get out of the nursing home business.

Shots lead to man's arrest

Guard arrested in man's beating
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A man trying to file for state unemployment benefits was allegedly beaten so hard by a security guard at the facility that the guard's baton was bent.

Storm drenches county
A quick decision kept Michael Bright from ending up beneath a tree that crashed through the front porch of his mother's Broad Street home Wednesday.

Man blames city for loss of cattle
Sewage sludge from Augusta's Messerly Wastewater plant at times accumulated in Bill Boyce's pastures in quantities so vast that the Burke County farmer's tractor couldn't navigate through it.

Biotech officials travel to Augusta
As Georgian and European biotech officials tour Augusta this week and talk about future partnerships, they could take a page from the world of research, where borders are becoming meaningless, scientists said.

Cookies for soldiers
Brig. Gen. Janet Hicks gives out some of the 12,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies donated to soldiers from Fort Gordon who were deployed during the war in Iraq. The Red Cross was unable to send the cookies overseas during the war but is distributing them to soldiers as they return.

Suspect in custody after Augusta bank heist

Board weighs larger teacher raises

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A jury found a former Morehouse College student guilty Wednesday of the baseball-bat beating of another student.

Sales tax panel hears ideas of city leaders

Corrections
The date of an accident that killed a motorist on Interstate 20 was incorrectly reported in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle. The collision occurred at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when a Dodge Neon ran through a barricade, slammed into the back of a construction truck and exploded.

Charges in wreck await blood tests

Georgia peach crop fares better than South Carolina's

Charges in wreck await blood tests
Law enforcement officials are waiting for toxicology results before filing charges against the driver in a single-car accident that killed two teens Saturday night.

Man blames city for loss of cattle

Group objects to voting for school leader

Panel votes for location along river

Rants and raves
I WENT TO the bank recently. I'm a senior citizen, and I don't have much money. But I was treated like a second-rate citizen. I don't believe that is fair because everybody doesn't have money. If you have $5 or $100,000, it doesn't cost anything to be polite and treat you gently, as a person.

Across the area

Petition targets church officials at First Baptist

Highway debate causing friction

Correction

Corrections

Group objects to voting for school leader
A 19-member task force has nixed the idea of having the Columbia County school board chairman elected at large.

Across South Carolina

Schools studying pay to draw, keep teachers
AIKEN - County public school officials are fighting to keep a competitive edge.

Cookies for soldiers

Subscriber of the day
Delores A. Boston of Augusta is today's subscriber of the day.

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County elder home decried

Employee efficiency confusion clears up

Storm drenches county

Perdue to uphold YDC changes

State hits high in child-care report

Arena wants inmate-work deal

Rants and raves
A BIG RANT for the chemical plants on the east side of Augusta. They spill their putrid waste matter in the air for us to smell and breathe, and it can't be good for our health. Why aren't these companies regulated rigorously and shut down when they violate the law?

Across Georgia

Personal trials test golfer's strength
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Davis Love III has often been called too soft. The events of the past month prove he's a lot tougher than any of us ever knew.

Medical records need checkup from a word doctor
Many years ago, I was being tested for a heart abnormality. The doctor had hooked me up to a complicated machine that was much larger, and older, than any I had seen before.

Critical choice
Here's what critics are saying about recent movie releases. See Friday's Applause section for theater listings and movie critic Roger Ebert's reviews of new movies.

New home-video releases

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New home-video releases
Selected home-video releases:

There's more than hockey in the ice rink this summer
Yes, Virginia, there is a thriving figure skating program here in Augusta.

Band updates punk sound

VH1 names top songs of past 25 years
NEW YORK -- Here they are now, entertaining us - or at least entertaining VH1, which named Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" the greatest song of the past quarter-century.

VH1 names top songs of past 25 years

Band updates punk sound
Fresh out of the punk rock band The 556's, Chris Tomlinson and Bob Dunaway decided they needed a change of pace.

Matt Kenseth quietly expands points lead
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Matt Kenseth could skip this Sunday's Sirius Satellite 400 at Michigan International Speedway, and he still would be the leader of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series point standings.

Darlington to lose Southern 500 racing date

Darlington to lose Southern 500 racing date
BROOKLYN, Mich. - There's no mystery surrounding NASCAR's scheduled press conference Friday at Michigan International Speedway. Word the California Speedway will gain a second racing date - the traditional Southern 500 weekend - has been one of racing's worst-kept secrets.

Team retrieves chassis, engine of Stewart's car
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR returned part of Tony Stewart's Chevrolet that was impounded March 28 after failing inspection.

Petty, Andretti part ways
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - John Andretti was fired Tuesday by Petty Enterprises, where he has driven the famed No. 43 car since 1998.

Team retrieves chassis, engine of Stewart's car

Michael Waltrip is solidly in the top 10
ATLANTA - Michael Waltrip won the season-opening Daytona 500. Since all three of his career wins have come at Daytona International Speedway, it was hardly a surprise. But he's remained solidly in the top 10 in the standings since, proving he's becoming more of an accomplished racer. Waltrip recently took time to talk about his season and a variety of safety issues.

Petty, Andretti part ways

Michael Waltrip is solidly in the top 10

Matt Kenseth quietly expands points lead

New NBA team name, logo are unveiled in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Bobcats might not need Michael Jordan to draw fan support. New owner Bob Johnson seems to be a big enough celebrity in his own right.

New NBA team name, logo are unveiled in Charlotte

Nets win Game 4 with defense
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- With the offense still not in gear, the New Jersey Nets got back into the NBA Finals with defense.

Nets win Game 4 with defense

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Mr. Charles Hicks (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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Overtime

Afghanistan likely to participate in 2004 Olympics

Spectacular Bid dies at 27

Overtime

Soccer star Beckham upset by deal to Barcelona

Mississippi State sprinters key to team's hopes

There's more than hockey in the ice rink this summer

Area announcements

Spotlight: Dustin Woods

Lewis will be punching up against Klitschko

Overtime
Goaltender Grant Fuhr entered the Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday, capping a career in which he played for five Stanley Cup winners with Edmonton.

Spectacular Bid dies at 27
UNADILLA, N.Y. -- Spectacular Bid, whose drive to win the Triple Crown in 1979 was derailed by a safety pin the day of the Belmont Stakes, is dead at 27.

Overtime
Augusta's Chris Kuhlke won a U.S. Amateur Public Links sectional qualifier at Stone Mountain (Ga.) Golf Club.

Soccer star Beckham upset by deal to Barcelona
LONDON -- David Beckham indicated Tuesday he would reject a deal that would send the Manchester United star to Barcelona.

Area announcements
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.

Afghanistan likely to participate in 2004 Olympics
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan likely will be allowed to participate in next year's Olympics, a senior IOC official said Tuesday.

Spotlight: Dustin Woods
PAST SPORTS: Played golf at Butler High School and baseball with the Augusta Recreation Department

Lewis will be punching up against Klitschko
LOS ANGELES -- At 6-foot-5, heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis usually punches down at his opponents.

Mississippi State sprinters key to team's hopes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Mississippi State's outside chance of winning its first NCAA track and field national championship rests on the feet of sprinting buddies Pierre Browne and Marquis Davis.

Personal trials test golfer's strength

CNN's Lou Dobbs renames his nightly news show
NEW YORK -- After more than 20 years, CNN's Lou Dobbs is retiring the name of "Moneyline."

A slightly different 'View'

Interview with Sen. Clinton draws 13.5 million viewers

Interview with Sen. Clinton draws 13.5 million viewers
NEW YORK -- An estimated 13.5 million people watched Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton talk to Barbara Walters about her marriage on Sunday, or less than a third of the audience for Walters' 1999 chat with Monica Lewinsky.

CNN's Lou Dobbs renames his nightly news show

How much time is David Letterman taking off this summer?
NEW YORK -- Among the many mysteries of David Letterman: how much time he's planning to take off this summer.

Star of NBC's dating game let go by law firm

How much time is David Letterman taking off this summer?

A slightly different 'View'
NEW YORK -- The view from "The View" has changed since the show debuted nearly six years ago.

Star of NBC's dating game let go by law firm
DALLAS -- Rob Campos, the bachelor star of NBC's dating game "For Love or Money," has a choice of women. But he no longer has his job.

Free, downloadable game a winner

Metro reflects owners' diversity

Standing ovations

Regents back Dooley decision

Anti-Adams revolt heats up
ATHENS - John Withers, a University of Georgia alum and Bulldog fan extraordi-naire, is starting a capital campaign of his own to seek retribution against UGA President Michael Adams, who decided last week not to grant a contract extension for Athletic Director Vince Dooley.

Anti-Adams revolt heats up

Regents back Dooley decision
ATLANTA - Since announcing the ouster of popular Athletic Director Vince Dooley, University of Georgia President Michael Adams has taken flak from legions of angry Bulldog fans.

Daccus Turman arrested after fight with girlfriend
South Carolina running back Daccus Turman was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal domestic violence after a fight with his live-in girlfriend, according to a report filed by campus police.

Gamecocks suspend former Georgia prep star

Gamecocks suspend former Georgia prep star
South Carolina running back Daccus Turman, a former star at Washington-Wilkes High School, has been suspended indefinitely for an undisclosed violation of team and athletic department policy, the school announced Tuesday.

Daccus Turman arrested after fight with girlfriend

Tournament to honor Sam Tweed
The Augusta Area Junior Golf Association will play a tournament in honor of Sam Tweed for the eighth consecutive year, but this one will be unlike the others.

Philip Morris USA says retailers, importers sold fake Marlboros

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Odds and Ends

N.Y. liberal allied with Christian Coalition to fight spam e-mail