Tools of the trade
There can be no brush stroke without a brush, and no power chord without a power cord.

Tools of the trade

Mets fire general manager Phillips

Bears downplay underdog role
OMAHA, Neb. - Southwest Missouri State isn't happy just to be at the College World Series for the first time.

Sosa's suspension cut from eight to seven games

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?

Mets fire general manager Phillips
NEW YORK -- Steve Phillips was fired Thursday as general manager of the New York Mets, who are mired in last place despite one of the highest payrolls in the major leagues.

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.

Bears downplay underdog role

Houston throws no-hitter against Yankees

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.

Lopez's stock enjoys turnaround

Play it safe: Keep the gifts simple this Father's Day

Malaysia-Lakiya Yolanda Williams

Courtnie Cheyenne Sinns

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.

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.

Natalie Claire Godowns

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.

Evan Pierce Story

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.

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.

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.

Tymera Danisha Young

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.

Harley Ryan Renew

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.

Briana Ashlynn Hiers

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 Marie Jones

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Carlie Reagan Shoup

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.

Aliyah Nicole Winfrey

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

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.

Gerald Harrison Grant Brown

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.

Brian Zachary Crosby

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.

Trevor Daniel Kight

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.

Kaedun Marie Furman

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.

E'than Julian Butler

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.

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.

Amani Shukura Bey

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.

Abigail Harper Swanson

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.

Carlee Dean Hammond

Santonio Ovidio Berry

A'Kina Bernolia Harris

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.

Gabrielle Elise Malson

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.

Emily Ann Nicholson

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.

DeWayne Mims Jr.

Justin Michael Alvero Scott Jr.

Emily Kaitlin Klemm

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.

William P.E. Barfield

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.

Spike Lee is unhappy with TNN's new name
NEW YORK -- Spike Lee has temporarily spiked Spike TV. A Manhattan judge on Thursday granted Lee's petition and ordered Viacom Inc. to stop using Spike TV as the new name for its TNN network, pending a trial on the issue.

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.

Odds and Ends
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- First the Marines came calling. Now the Navy wants Joey Crossman.

Braves top Athletics

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 top Athletics
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Gary Sheffield and Andruw Jones each homered and Shane Reynolds took a three-hit shutout into the seventh inning as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Thursday.

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.

Small business health care bill faces test in House
WASHINGTON -- Small businesses would be able to ban together in nationwide health plans under legislation that cleared a House committee Thursday.

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.

Venture capitalists sweat out possibility of new rules
NEW YORK (Dow Jones/AP) - A Securities and Exchange Commission probe of hedge fund practices could affect other private investment partnerships such as venture-capital and buyout funds.

Walgreen kicks off work on Furys Ferry pharmacy

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

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.

Oil prices surge above $32 a barrel

House passes $82 billion tax cut
WASHINGTON -- The House voted narrowly Thursday to extend $1,000 child tax credits through the rest of the decade while preventing low-income families from cashing in on rebates going out to other households this summer.

Growth in health care costs dips slightly

Perdue interested in Boeing

Venture capitalists sweat out possibility of new rules

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.

Retail sales rebound in May

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.

Business briefs

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.

Retailers say Father's Day sales beat Mother's Day

Small business health care bill faces test in House

Retail sales rebound in May
WASHINGTON -- Shoppers, after cutting back in April, opened their pocketbooks and wallets a bit wider in May, pushing up sales at the nation's retailers by 0.1 percent.

Retailers say Father's Day sales beat Mother's Day
Perhaps only one day a year can be shared by Harley Davidson and Hallmark.

House passes $82 billion tax cut

Business briefs
SAN FRANCISCO -- Business software maker PeopleSoft Inc. rejected rival Oracle Corp.'s $5.1 billion hostile takeover bid Thursday, but the snub didn't repel its unwelcome suitor.

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.

Golf tournament to benefit West End Zone Project
The River Golf Club will hold a golf tournament June 23 to benefit the West End Zone Project at Clemson's Death Valley football stadium.

Golf tournament to benefit West End Zone Project

Big East presidents ask ACC colleagues for meeting

Lies cost Neuheisel job

Lies cost Neuheisel job
SEATTLE - Rick Neu-heisel couldn't hide from his latest lie. And this time, his deceit went too far for Washington athletic director Barbara Hedges to accept another apology.

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."

8-year wait too long
Eight isn't enough; it's way too many - too many years to wait to complete the second phase of the Interstate 520 extension into South Carolina.

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.

A get-tough message

Clarification

A get-tough message
Sam Waksal's lawyer, citing his client's remorse, compassion, and charitable works, pleaded for mercy. Waksal himself made an impassioned plea, apologizing to his family, friends, investors and others whom he "betrayed."

Fair funding increase

Clarification
A typographical error in Wednesday's editorial, "Aborting an abortion," may have left some readers confused about The Chronicle's position on partial-birth abortion. The first sentence of the editorial should have read:

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.

Applause calendar
RICKEY SMILEY AND KATT WILLIAMS: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 6, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $28.50-$32.50; 724-2400.

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.

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs.

Standing ovations
The Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St., will combine painting and pork at 6 p.m. Saturday for Plein Air Pork: A Conversation with Artist John Baeder and Barbecue Guru Col. Oscar Poole.

Sunday events will pay tribute to area fathers
Face the facts. He doesn't really want a tie.

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

Stocks rise modestly on trio of economic reports

Stocks rise modestly on trio of economic reports
NEW YORK -- Wall Street moved higher for a third day Thursday, despite a trio of mixed economic reports, as upbeat investors made more bets on an economic recovery by year's end.

Stocks advance on investor optimism

House unveils child credit for low-income couples

Republicans at odds over expanding child tax credit to low-income workers
WASHINGTON -- President Bush will have to step in and break a stalemate between House and Senate Republicans if low-income families are to share this summer in the child tax credit rebates being mailed out to middle-income households, the Senate's chief tax writer said Wednesday.

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.

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.

30-year fixed-rate mortgages drops to another record low
WASHINGTON -- Mortgage rates slid to new lows this week, good news for people looking to buy a home or refinance the one they already own.

Fishing report: Hybrids begin to school
Hybrids and stripers are starting to regroup after a period of high water on Strom Thurmond Lake and schooling activity is on the increase.

Fishing report: Hybrids begin to school

Angler helps buddy recover from son's death

Buddies share big fish catch
Fishing for stripers with 10-pound-test line and rods that are older than Einstein does not make very much logic, but it somehow worked.

Angler helps buddy recover from son's death
In order to tell you about my best fishing buddy, I must tell you about my first fishing buddy, my mentally handicapped son, Kim.

Fishing fan wife man's best buddy
My wife, Lenora, and I love to fish bass tournaments.

Duke's offers Southern food in down-home setting
As countless Southerners fire up backyard barbecues to kick off the summer season, we recently opted for a less labor-intensive alternative.

Gardening in containers

Weed killer can damage tomatoes

Weed killer can damage tomatoes
Folks use glyphosate (Roundup) to kill weeds almost everywhere around the landscape and garden.

Plant beech for the future

Gardening in containers
Curt Chambers' garden is a moveable feast.

Plant beech for the future
Planting a beech tree is an uncommon occurrence in a society given to mobility and instant gratification. Yet look at the old beech trees in the woods or planted by our forebears in old public gardens. The trunk of one of those trees, with smooth, gray bark and wrinkles at the "joints," stands there like the leg of a giant elephant.

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

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

GreenJackets game washed out
The Augusta GreenJackets home game with the South Georgia Waves was rained out Thursday night.

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.

Medical records need checkup from a word doctor

Howell rides off with 70

Woods around in 70; Els, Barnes fare well

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

Quigley, Watson tied for the lead at U.S. Open

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.

Dillon marshals emotions for 72
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - There are a lot of goals Ryan Dillon hopes to reach in his young golf career. On Thursday he checked off a major one by competing in the U.S. Open.

Early eagle puts former champ atop leaderboard
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Bruce Edwards handed Tom Watson a 6-iron and told him to cut the ball at a back-right hole placement at the par-4 12th hole.

Howell feels comfortable at U.S. Open

Howell rides off with 70
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Augusta's Charles Howell came out of the garage as fast as the new fire-engine red Ferrari he recently bought from David Duval.

Woods around in 70; Els, Barnes fare well
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - If Tiger Woods is going to defend his U.S. Open title, he'll have to do something he's never done before - rally.

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

Quigley, Watson tied for the lead at U.S. Open
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- The ball defied gravity, but not for long. Tom Watson defied age, at least through the first round of the 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.

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:

GreenJackets game washed out

GreenJackets on-deck

Broxton returns to face Jackets

Adult hockey players flock to Augusta rink

3,000 fans cheer Ducks

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.

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.

Play it safe: Keep the gifts simple this Father's Day
They could kick me out of the Dad's Club if I don't mention that Father's Day is Sunday.

Man charged with DUI manslaughter jumps bond
Michael R. Batchelor, who was expected to accept responsibility Friday for a 2002 car crash that killed his three sons, instead chose to evade justice, Aiken County authorities said.

Adams' decisions in UGA's best interest

Enforce I-20 traffic laws
When will the Central Savannah River Area police departments go to work? Especially on I-20 at the Georgia/South Carolina welcome centers. Billy Cooper, North Augusta, S.C.

It's time for Republican reform
I had pleasant experiences with Aiken County Republican legislators in the 1960s and early 1970s. House members such as Marshall Cain, Zack Fulmer, Cecil Collins and Delmus Weeks, who might have been the first fully Republican Aiken County delegation, helped give direction to what was coming to Columbia from Aiken County. Larry Murphy, Clearwater, S.C.

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.

Fear killers, not guns

Slay evil U.N., withdraw funding

Bush doing a great job

Enforce I-20 traffic laws

Southerners helped slaves, too
Should anyone have raised an eyebrow at the statement of Teresa Glackin-Callahan in her letter of June 3, "Slavery not unique to Confederacy"? Betty Timmerman, North Augusta, S.C.

Slay evil U.N., withdraw funding
The U.S. Constitution and the U.N. Charter are incompatible. While the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution set forth the framework for a limited constitutional republic form of government, the U.N. Charter established an oligarchy by the self-anointed elite, answerable to no one. Over a half century of evidence convicts the United Nations - it is evil and supports one tragedy after another. Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, 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

Southerners helped slaves, too

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.

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.

Health calendar

In the know

MCG researchers seek key to cancer's deadliest aspect

NYC public school takes fund-raising to a new level

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.

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.

Across Georgia

Man blames city for loss of cattle

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.

FBI detains molestation suspect

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.

Boyce witnesses say sludge killed cattle

Across the area

Judgeship nomination committee is announced

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.

Regional bridge tournament draws players young and old

Shots lead to man's arrest

Mosquitoes have favorite feasts

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

Subscriber of the day

MCG outpatient pharmacy set to close

Perdue to uphold YDC changes

Schools studying pay to draw, keep teachers

Judgeship nomination committee is announced
Those hoping to wear the next set of robes on the Augusta Judicial Circuit's Superior Court bench moved a step closer this week.

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.

Storm drenches county

Georgia peach crop fares better than South Carolina's

Robot pummels roads with water

Correction
A photo caption in the June 6 Applause section misspelled Cameron Brune's name.

Cookies for soldiers

Across the area

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.

Sales tax panel hears ideas of city leaders

Correction

News you can use

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

Panel votes for location along river

County finds $300,000 boost

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.

Hitching a bike ride

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

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JUNE 13, 1983 The body of a 16-year-old Harlem girl was discovered Saturday night in a wooded area of Columbia County.

Across South Carolina

Language program is in limbo
The future of five Columbia County teachers and an elementary school Spanish program is uncertain after Gov. Sonny Perdue delayed millions of dollars in spending.

FBI detains molestation suspect
The FBI arrested a Burke County man Thursday who had been on the run from Pennsylvania authorities for several years.

County finds $300,000 boost
AIKEN - Just a sliver of the $4 million nest egg sitting in the savings account of the lone county-owned nursing facility will be injected into next year's budget.

Corrections

Mowing miscue makes a mess
The Augusta Mini Theatre will have a freshly cut lawn for its Deans Bridge Road groundbreaking this Saturday, thanks, in part, to a city lawn mower staffed by a city employee on city time.

Highway debate causing friction

Mosquitoes have favorite feasts
Be careful what you put on your menu, or mosquitoes might put you on theirs.

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?

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

Storytime

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.

Mosquito complaints bombard agency

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.

Regional bridge tournament draws players young and old
The Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference tournament will continue through Sunday at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.

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.

Boyce witnesses say sludge killed cattle
Three witnesses told jurors Thursday that the mysterious escalation of illness and death in the Boyce family's prize-winning cattle herd was nothing short of unprecedented.

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

Paine mourns loss of teacher
Paine College faculty and students were saddened Thursday by the news that one of the school's top administrators, Dr. Claudia Turner Jones, had died.

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.

Mosquito complaints bombard agency
At this time last year, the Richmond County Board of Health had received more than 80 phone call complaints about mosquitoes, and that seemed like a lot - at the time.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT for the employees at the VA medical center in Augusta. They're always kind and courteous, and they work very hard.

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?

Hitching a bike ride
Brandon Roland, 14, of Aiken, supplies the pedal power as his friend, Demetrius Washington, 13, listens to music and rides around the park at Smith-Hazel Activity Center in Aiken.

Eyeing Augusta, lawmakers want to end tax deductions for expenses at exclusionary clubs

Storytime
Anne Huff (front) reads to Patsy May (left) and her granddaughters Carly and Caitlin May, at Pendleton King Park on Thursday. The park will sponsor storytime every Thursday through July.

MCG outpatient pharmacy set to close
Beginning next month, Dennis Stone will have to find a new source for his heart drugs and his blood pressure medication.

Across Georgia
ROME - Two Rome girls are looking to lemons to help cancer patients.

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A Columbia man suspected of being a drug courier collapsed after trying to run from police in Louisiana and later died at a Shreveport, La., hospital, police said.

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.

Across the area
An Augusta woman was critically injured Wednesday night when she was struck by a car while walking on Gordon Highway, authorities said.

Aiken officials will not protest Sunday alcohol
Aiken city officials won't challenge a state revenue department ruling allowing grocery stores to sell beer and wine on Sundays.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT for the employees at the VA medical center in Augusta. They're always kind and courteous, and they work very hard.

Board allows transfer of 3 Johnson teachers
The Richmond County School Board voted to approve the transfer of three A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering High School teachers Thursday night.

Subscriber of the day
Lynda Blackstock of Martinez is today's subscriber of the day.

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.

News you can use

Paine mourns loss of teacher

Caddie rejoices in his boss' successes
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Nobody ever said there's no crying in golf. Tom Watson and Bruce Edwards proved it once again late Thursday afternoon.

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.

At the Movies: 'Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd'

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.

Mini reviews

At the Movies: 'Rugrats Go Wild'

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At the Movies: 'Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd'
More baffling than trying to determine who's dumb and who's dumber is trying to figure out why the Farrelly brothers would allow a prequel of "Dumb and Dumber" to be made without a fight.

At the Movies: 'Rugrats Go Wild'
"He's my hero, and when I grow up I want to be just like him," little Tommy Pickles says of Nigel Thornberry at the beginning of "Rugrats Go Wild."

Video watch
JUST OUT: Biker Boyz, Frida, Jungle Book 2, Tears of the Sun and Old School

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

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

Stewart beginning to gain momentum

Stewart beginning to gain momentum
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- The Winston Cup season is nearing the halfway mark and Tony Stewart is primed to get back in the hunt.

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.

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.

Darlington to lose Southern 500 racing date

Michael Waltrip is solidly in the top 10

Matt Kenseth quietly expands points lead

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.

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

Crucial Game 5 awaits Nets, Spurs
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Steve Kerr sat along the baseline Thursday, confessed to his occasional bouts with boredom during the NBA Finals and reminisced about the last time a championship series was tied 2-2.

Georgia star will turn pro

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

Georgia star will turn pro
ATHENS, Ga. - Jarvis Hayes' Georgia basketball career is over.

Crucial Game 5 awaits Nets, Spurs

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Ms. Esther New    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
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Mr. Joseph Greene Jr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Roosevelt Barnes    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert Stow Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest Jackson Jr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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Mrs. Bernice Hart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Claude Thurmond Jr. (RICHMOND, Va.)

Mrs. Emmabelle Scarboro (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Stillwell (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Andrew Kent (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. James Lewallen (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Lula Franklin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Walls (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Vaughan (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Howard Grice (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. John Langham (Thomson, Ga.)

Mrs. Brenda Tolbert (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. L onnie Hall (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Nowell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Greene Jr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Brenda Tolbert (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William Mathews (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mr. Thomas Rushing Jr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

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Mr. Harris Howard (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Walls (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Orr (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Blevins (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William Byrd (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Young (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Lepard (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Lewallen (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Aubrey Price (MARTIN, S.C.)

Mr. Olin Thigpen ( Thomson, Ga.)

Mrs. Wilma Montgomery (AUGUSTA)

Mr. William Byrd (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Beatrice Settles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vyvyan Hains (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Seabron Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Robert Stow Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Boatwright (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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Mrs. Evelena Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Overtime

Spotlight: Dustin Woods

Area announcements

Holder will enter third hall of fame

Mississippi State sprinters key to team's hopes

Overtime

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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.

Overtime
A judge threw out a lawsuit against Michael Jordan, ruling Thursday he does not have to pay a woman who wanted $5 million to keep their relationship quiet.

Holder will enter third hall of fame
The achievements are impressive, legendary even.

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.

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.

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

Eyeing Augusta, lawmakers want to end tax deductions for expenses at exclusionary clubs
WASHINGTON -- Trying to increase pressure on Augusta National Golf Club to admit women 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.

Singer returns home for music festival

Singer returns home for music festival
T. Graham Brown has never been to Bill Anderson's City Lights Festival in Commerce, Ga., but his parents have.

Caddie rejoices in his boss' successes

Sidekicks get kicked around

Investigators find new danger to shuttles
WASHINGTON - Investigators have found a new threat to future space shuttles - a 40-pound bolt fragment that could fly off during launch and smash into the spacecraft with catastrophic results as it raced toward orbit.

Jane Pauley signs up for daytime talk show, two books
NEW YORK -- Jane Pauley's life away from television didn't last long.

CNN hires NBC's Soledad O'Brien as morning show host

Jane Pauley signs up for daytime talk show, two books

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.

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

CNN hires NBC's Soledad O'Brien as morning show host
NEW YORK -- CNN has hired NBC "Weekend Today" anchor Soledad O'Brien to replace Paula Zahn as co-host of its three-hour news program, "American Morning."

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Sunday events will pay tribute to area fathers

Georgia miffed about seats for Georgia Tech game

Georgia miffed about seats for Georgia Tech game
ATLANTA -- Add another chapter to the bitter football rivalry between the state schools: Georgia is miffed about getting mostly nosebleed seats for this year's game at Georgia Tech.

Sidekicks get kicked around
For more than a century, there has been an active campaign of disenfranchisement and discrimination mounted by a multimillion-dollar industry with eyes only for the bottom line. But now, dear friends, the winds of change are blowing. It's time for these so-called second-tier citizens to rise up.

Daccus Turman arrested after fight with girlfriend

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.

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

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Spike Lee is unhappy with TNN's new name