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

Winfrey to announce new book club pick next week
NEW YORK -- Get ready for the return of a publishing phenomenon. Not the new Harry Potter book, but Oprah Winfrey's book club.

Tools of the trade

Winfrey to announce new book club pick next week

Sosa doesn't accompany team to Toronto

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.

Clemens gets 300th win, 4,000th strikeout
NEW YORK -- Roger Clemens got his milestones two at a time.

Mets fire general manager Phillips

Sosa doesn't accompany team to Toronto
TORONTO -- Sammy Sosa did not accompany the Chicago Cubs to Toronto for their three-game series against the Blue Jays that began Friday night.

Clemens gets 300th win, 4,000th strikeout

Bears downplay underdog role

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

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

Researchers fighting bad breath in cattle
LINCOLN, Neb. -- If you think you have bad breath, just be thankful you're not a cow - with breath that actually harms Earth's ozone layer and contributes to global warming.

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.

Odds and Ends
MYSTIC, Iowa -- This dwindling Iowa town is hoping goat races will revive its Independence Day celebration.

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

Braves lose to Mariners

Braves lose to Mariners
SEATTLE -- Freddy Garcia won his fourth straight start and the Seattle Mariners took advantage of two mistakes by Atlanta to beat the Braves 2-1 on Friday night in a matchup between the teams with the two best records in the majors.

Braves top Athletics

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.

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.

House passes $82 billion tax cut

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

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.

Retail sales rebound in May

Price drop stirs deflation threat

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.

Delta's pilots to discuss pay

Venture capitalists sweat out possibility of new rules

Evans couple turn flags into a family business

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Consumer confidence in the economy fell more than expected in mid-June, according to a Friday report from the University of Michigan.

Small business health care bill faces test in House

Evans couple turn flags into a family business
Chances are that the flag flapping in front of any given factory, school or bank in Augusta came from Mary and Keith Hendry.

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

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.

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.

Delta's pilots to discuss pay
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines' pilots agreed to discuss the airline's wage cut proposal, a move analysts say is the first step on a long road to returning the struggling carrier to profitability.

Coca-Cola launches drink that mimics a root-beer float
JACKSON, Miss. -- Coca-Cola Co. is introducing a float-flavored version of Barq's root beer in Mississippi and Louisiana, hoping to create market buzz in Barq's home territory before risking a nationwide launch.

Price drop stirs deflation threat
WASHINGTON - The threat of national deflation, an economically dangerous long-term slide in prices, rose anew Friday with a second monthly decline in wholesale costs.

Coca-Cola launches drink that mimics a root-beer float

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

Lies cost Neuheisel job

Reorganization announced for FSU athletic department

Reorganization announced for FSU athletic department
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State President T.K. Wetherell reorganized the school's athletic department Friday, moving many responsibilities to other areas of the university to eliminate what the school's inspector general described as a culture of isolation.

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.

A get-tough message

Banner of freedom

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."

Banner of freedom
Ever since the Revolution, the Stars and Stripes has been revered as a symbol of American liberty and the rights guaranteed by our Constitution.

The death of icons

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:

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.

Clarification

The death of icons
There are occasions when a person of such enormous stature dies that it can be said it marks the passing of an era. Two such people died this week.

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

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

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.

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

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

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 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 slide on consumer sentiment data
NEW YORK -- Stocks slid Friday despite growing hopes for an interest rate cut after a University of Michigan report indicated a sharp drop in consumer sentiment. Still, the Dow Jones industrials and Standard & Poor's 500 index managed to post a third straight week of gains.

Stocks rise modestly on trio of economic reports

Stocks slide on consumer sentiment data

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.

Few people likely to escape higher state taxes or fees
Fines, fees, surcharges, taxes: Whatever you call it, the bottom line is that cash-strapped states are seeking billions of new dollars from their citizens, enough to potentially double the load of new taxes this year and erase much of the windfall American taxpayers enjoyed in the 1990s.

Few people likely to escape higher state taxes or fees

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.

Angler helps buddy recover from son's death

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

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.

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.

Plant beech for the future

Weed killer can damage tomatoes

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.

Gardening in containers

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

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

Injury cuts Broxton's debut short
It was obvious after one pitch. Something just wasn't right.

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

Jackets undergo radical makeover
After the signing of several players taken in last week's draft, injuries, suspensions and performance-related moves, the Augusta Green-Jackets roster continues to change.

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.

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.

Sorenstam three back after Giant Eagle's muddy first round

Youth not being served by 2003 leaders
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Tom Watson, 53, says it's "good genes."

Howell struggles, but sticks around

Howell struggles, but sticks around
OLYMPIC FIELDS, Ill. - Charles Howell made it to the weekend of his sixth consecutive major, but has a lot of ground between him and the leaders of the U.S. Open.

Singh, Furyk share U.S Open lead

No-name has great round
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - By anybody's definition, Ryan Dillon has secured his place as low no-name of the 2003 U.S. Open.

No-name has great round

'04 Masters tickets' increase 'not unusual'
A spokesman for Augusta National Golf Club said Friday that the increase in practice-round tickets for the 2004 Masters Tournament is not related to postponed rounds, refunded tickets or the absence of TV sponsors for the 2003 tournament.

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.

Singh, Furyk share U.S Open lead
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - The only thing controversial about Jim Furyk is his distinctive swing, and even that has died down in recent years as he has become one of the top players in the world.

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.

Tiger takes time, makes his move
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh broke the 36-hole scoring record for the U.S. Open to make the final group for today's third round.

'04 Masters tickets' increase 'not unusual'

Woods around in 70; Els, Barnes fare well

Tiger takes time, makes his move

Howell rides off with 70

Youth not being served by 2003 leaders

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

Man removed for heckling Singh over Sorenstam
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- A man who heckled Vijay Singh about Annika Sorenstam at the 14th green Friday was escorted off the grounds at 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.

Sorenstam three back after Giant Eagle's muddy first round
VIENNA, Ohio -- Annika Sorenstam didn't need a practice round to recognize a swamped golf course.

GreenJackets game washed out

Injury cuts Broxton's debut short

Jackets undergo radical makeover

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.

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.

Failure to protect our country not an option

Failure to protect our country not an option
Mark Gelbart's June 7 letter, "War planned before Bush was president," charges that the United States is now a rogue state seeking empire. The idea that this is reality is so out of touch that I almost don't want to respond to such idiocy. John Naglich, Evans, Ga.

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.

The answer to providing care to uninsured

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.

Enforce I-20 traffic laws

Slay evil U.N., withdraw funding

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.

The answer to providing care to uninsured
I am writing to discuss the issues of affordability and accessibility concerning health care. The answer to filling this void and providing care to uninsured Americans is advanced practice registered nurses (or APRNs). Jennifer Bailie, Martinez, Ga.

Budget shouldn't affect school field trips
I was very shocked and extremely dismayed to read in The Augusta Chronicle on June 6 that the school board is considering canceling all field trips for 2003-04 in order to balance the school budget. Lyle M. Glascock, Augusta

Southerners helped slaves, too

Hitching a bike ride

Across Georgia
ALBANY - An Albany high school teacher accused of killing his father with a golf club 12 years ago will be retried on murder charges.

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.

Perdue's deferral irks environmentalists

FBI detains molestation suspect

News you can use

Storytime

Across the area

Bad water drives widow from home

Father skips court date

Subscriber of the day
Bryan Tuschen of Martinez is today's subscriber fo the day.

Witness blames sewage regulation

Regional bridge tournament draws players young and old

Decision hampers terminal project

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

Rants and Raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Viruses threaten horses, humans

Athens cancer probe challenges officials
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Chatham County public school officials say the next time juveniles vandalize school grounds, the school district will ask courts to make parents foot the bill for their children's crimes.

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.

County budget causes woes for Aiken council
AIKEN - They say it's the root of all evil, and when it's in short supply, money's also the source of a lot of headaches.

Retrial of man angers couple
Seventeen months into a four-year prison sentence, Scott A. Hobbs got a break from the justice system that left his most recent victim fuming Friday.

Viruses threaten horses, humans
AIKEN - Wet weather, clouds of mosquitoes and government warnings in South Carolina and Georgia have horse owners worried about outbreaks of West Nile virus and a deadlier foe - Eastern equine encephalitis.

Father skips court date
Michael R. Batchelor, who on Friday failed to appear in court, faces manslaughter and DUI charges in connection with the deaths of his sons, Raymond "Ashton" Groomes, 15, Brandon Batchelor, 13, and Drew Batchelor, 11. Authorities say he gave alcohol to some of the boys and their friends and allowed Ashton to drive before a fatal collision near North Augusta.

Across Georgia

Mosquitoes have favorite feasts

Board finds funds for field trips

Paine mourns loss of teacher

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Across Georgia

Businessman honors flag

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

Weather concerns fruit growers, sellers

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.

County budget causes woes for Aiken council

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

Athens cancer probe challenges officials

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.

Witness blames sewage regulation
Augusta's dismal history of policing industries that send chemical waste to the Messerly Wastewater Plant made it difficult to regulate the sewage sludge it produced, according to an environmental compliance expert.

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.

State officials call for dropoff of illegal pets
Petey the prairie dog has to go. And he has to take his Gambian rat friends with him.

Correction
A story about mosquitoes in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained incorrect information about Camp Tanglewood, the camp operated by the Girl Scouts Central Savannah River Council. Camp Director Tina Perkins is not at the camp overnight, and insects aren't more prevalent or more of a nuisance this season than in previous years.

Rants and Raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Board finds funds for field trips
Despite budget problems, Richmond County school officials said there will be some money for pupil field trips for the coming year.

Perdue's deferral irks environmentalists
ATLANTA - Environmental advocates gave Gov. Sonny Perdue's list of delayed spending items a mixed review this week.

Weather concerns fruit growers, sellers
AIKEN - The roadside vendors of fruit and produce are slogging through a wet spring and hoping for a dry summer.

Residents oppose mobile home in subdivision
ATHENS, Ga. - When a manufactured home was delivered to a vacant lot in an Athens subdivision, residents thought the delivery driver was lost.

Across South Carolina
ABBEVILLE - A 16-year-old Abbeville boy will stand trial as an adult on a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy.

Bad water drives widow from home
SAVANNAH, Ga. - An elderly southeast Georgia woman can't drink from her sink or take a shower because her water is contaminated after an underground fuel tank at a nearby Georgia State Patrol post leaked for years.

Civilians in danger of losing post jobs
The Army might run Fort Gordon, but its civilian employees help make it work.

Parents will have to pay when children vandalize
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Chatham County public school officials say the next time juveniles vandalize school grounds, the school district will ask courts to make parents foot the bill for their children's crimes.

News you can use

Across the area
A brigadier general is coming to Fort Gordon as its new deputy commander, Army officials announced Friday.

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.

Support for Perdue becomes more urban
ATLANTA - In last year's election, a groundswell of support in rural Georgia was credited with sweeping Sonny Perdue to a surprise victory over then-Gov. Roy Barnes.

Mosquito complaints bombard agency

Decision hampers terminal project
Eventually, Augusta Regional Airport officials will find themselves at the mercy of a bank and the federal government.

Correction

Air Force trains at airport
Military air medical exercises, which have been taking place all week in an open field at Augusta Regional Airport, will continue through Sunday.

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.

Businessman honors flag
Nearly every day is Flag Day for Dave Kaplan. He flies the American flag almost every day in front of his Sunshine Bakery on Broad Street.

County finds $300,000 boost

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

Across the area

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.

Judgeship nomination committee is announced

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

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Air Force trains at airport

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

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JUNE 14, 1960 A gas fire at the Valley Fuel Oil and Butane Gas Co. in Burnettown sent one man to a doctor with first-degree burns and caused another man to injure himself as he tried to get out of the way.

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.

MCG outpatient pharmacy set to close

Civilians in danger of losing post jobs

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Correction

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.

Boyce witnesses say sludge killed cattle

Older players shine at U.S. Open
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Tom Watson, 53, says it's "good genes."

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.

Singh seems to be misunderstood
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - When Vijay Singh speaks with his golf clubs, he's as eloquent as Sir Laurence Olivier.

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.

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At the Movies: 'Rugrats Go Wild'

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."

Mini reviews

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.

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

MusicNet offers music in Microsoft format

MusicNet offers music in Microsoft format
SEATTLE -- Recently jilted by RealNetworks, the digital music service MusicNet is allying with RealNetworks' rival Microsoft Corp.

Labonte speeds to pole win
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Tony Stewart hoped to get an honest answer from his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate before pole qualifying for the Sirius Satellite 400.

Stewart beginning to gain momentum

Gordon's ex-wife gets at least $15.3M in divorce

Gordon's ex-wife gets at least $15.3M in divorce
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Four-time Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon reached a divorce settlement that guarantees his former wife at least $15.3 million.

Labonte speeds to pole win

Labonte speeds to pole win
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Tony Stewart hoped to get an honest answer from his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate before pole qualifying for the Sirius Satellite Radio 400.

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.

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

Kerr keys Spurs' victory

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.

Crucial Game 5 awaits Nets, Spurs

Georgia star will turn pro

Kerr keys Spurs' victory
The setting was Augusta Regional Airport, but it might as well have been Baghdad, Iraq.

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Holder will enter third hall of fame

Overtime

Overtime

U.S. team settling in and feeling confident
LYON, France -- Coach Bruce Arena likes to have his team reside in the heart of a city, giving his players a taste of the local life.

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.

Overtime
Running back Thomas Jones was traded Friday by Arizona to Tampa Bay, marking the departure of another of the Cardinals' numerous draft disappointments.

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

Bishops' meeting will lessen abuse talk
America's Roman Catholic bishops will meet next week, and a glance at the agenda shows the prelates are in no mood to talk publicly about the problem still tormenting the church - molesters in the priesthood.

Professor's book revisits Gnosticism
According to her publicists, Princeton University's Elaine Pagels "exploded the myth of the early Christian Church as a unified movement" and thereby "changed the historical landscape of one of the world's great religions."

Religion News in Brief
RICHMOND, Va. -- A shortfall in contributions has forced the Southern Baptist International Mission Board to cut 61 jobs, a week after the Richmond-based agency said it was limiting the number of new missionaries it will send overseas through next year.

Cell phones in church should be a real turn-off
Pat Pendleton rushed to Good Friday services at St. Paul's Episcopal Church this year and slipped into a back-row seat. She began to collect her thoughts as the sound of a ringing cell phone cut through the air.

Faith digest
First Baptist Church of Evans will sponsor a Time Out Luncheon on Thursday that will feature prayer and music, fellowship and food.

Team makes room for healing power
Dearing resident Jennifer Mathews believes in miracles - some are instantaneous, some take longer.

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

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.

Singh seems to be misunderstood

Older players shine at U.S. Open

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.

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."

Jane Pauley signs up for daytime talk show, two books

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

Concert calendar

Club calendar

Applause calendar

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.

Stanford drops South Carolina
OMAHA, Neb. - John Hudgins gave up two hits over eight innings, and Ryan Garko drove in three runs Friday as Stanford defeated South Carolina 8-0 in the opening game of the College World Series.

Experience no comfort for South Carolina in CWS

Experience no comfort for South Carolina in CWS
OMAHA, Neb. -- Ray Tanner and his South Carolina team are in a familiar position at the College World Series, but it's not one the Gamecocks relish.

Stanford drops South Carolina

Spike Lee is unhappy with TNN's new name

Researchers fighting bad breath in cattle

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Team makes room for healing power

Faith and fellowship calendar

Professor's book revisits Gnosticism

Cell phones in church should be a real turn-off

Bishops' meeting will lessen abuse talk

Faith digest