Winfrey to announce new book club pick next week

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.

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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.

Sosa doesn't accompany team to Toronto

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

Clemens gets 300th win, 4,000th strikeout

First-time parents should expect the unexpected

Tears, coffee flow as popular diner eulogized at Waffle House
JEFFERSON, Ga. -- The place Lawrence "Tuna" Clark called his "office" - the Waffle House on Highway 129 - became the site of his funeral as waitresses, cooks and customers remembered the good deeds the longtime regular did for them.

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.

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

Hampton wins in strong outing
SEATTLE -- Mike Hampton stepped into a big setting, shrugged off his recent layoff and came out looking fabulous.

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.

On the move

Right location is vital to success of business

Father's Day is busiest holiday for hammock company
PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. - More than a century after it was created out of necessity by a riverboat pilot, many fathers still consider the Pawleys Island rope hammock a necessity for whiling away summer afternoons.

Upscale shoppers returning to stores
NEW YORK - At Bergdorf Goodman's showcase of Bill Blass fall fashions, lawyer Ellen Harris made her biggest wardrobe investment in a while, ordering a dress and several jackets that together sold for several thousand dollars.

Upscale shoppers returning to stores

Business calendar
Tuesday: Seminar: Making Your Business Really Fly -- look for ways to increase revenue without spending thousands of dollars on high-risk marketing activities; North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Business Development Series; Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co., CPA's Conference Center, 701 Greene St., Suite 200; 8-10 a.m.; to register contact Roni at (803) 279-2323 or Dawn at (706) 722-5337.

Business owners named top in state

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.

On the move
SRP Federal Credit Union announces that Janice Bryant has been named manager of the Pine Log Road branch in Aiken. The branch will replace the Whiskey Road branch where Ms. Bryant is the current manager. The Aiken native has been with the company 18 years.

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.

Right location is vital to success of business
Owning and operating a retail store is tough: long hours, intense competition and fickle consumers. Some small retailers, however, make their lives more difficult by picking the wrong location.

Business owners named top in state
Mike Pereyo recognized the power of a logo in high school.

Price drop stirs deflation threat

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Georgia Power

Delta's pilots to discuss pay

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

Evans couple turn flags into a family business

Father's Day is busiest holiday for hammock company

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.

Pocket change

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.

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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.

City leaders seek new retailers as area stores close

City leaders seek new retailers as area stores close
It's not uncommon for Pam Coursey and her friends to head to Atlanta or Columbia for day-long shopping trips.

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.

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.

Dads are necessary
What makes a man a hero? Bravery on the battlefield? Achievement on the athletic field? A successful business or professional career? Accumulation of wealth? Philanthropic enterprises? Kindness to others? Charitable generosity?

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.

Banner of freedom

Fine S.C. lending law
South Carolina lawmakers had a mighty tough year dealing with one of the worst budget crises in state history, but at least one very good thing did come out of the nightmare session - a fine law to combat predatory lending practices. Gov. Mark Sanford has already signed the bill.

Fine S.C. lending law

Dads are necessary

The death of icons

Potter parties
You have the first four books, you've seen the two movies and it's down to the final stretch before Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is released Saturday. Local bookstores want to help fans celebrate.

Harry Potter's story
Synopses of the first four Harry Potter books, by J.K. Rowling:

Publisher puts promotions into high gear for 'Phoenix'
NEW YORK - Think you've seen a lot of hype about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? Just wait until the book comes out.

Harry Potter around the world
The distinctive Harry Potter covers by Mary GrandPre are instantly recognizable by American fans, but what about the rest of the world? Nearly every country that publishes the Harry Potter series has its own cover illustrator.

Audio clip of new Harry Potter now available online
NEW YORK -- Can't wait to read the new Harry Potter book? You now have the chance to hear it.

Harry Potter and the Trivia Test
The fifth book goes on sale Saturday, so are you hip to Harry?

Illustrator says covers give clues
They are arguably the most recognizable book covers in America.

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.

Few people likely to escape higher state taxes or fees

Stocks slide on consumer sentiment data

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.

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.

Minor league notebook
The Boston Red Sox signed their top draft pick Thursday, but Baylor outfielder David Murphy won't begin his pro career in an Augusta GreenJackets uniform.

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

Around the horn
Kannapolis Intimidators right-hander Brian Miller tossed a seven-inning no-hitter in Game 1 of a doubleheader vs. Greensboro on Tuesday. The 20th-round pick of the White Sox in 2001 improved his record to 5-4 and lowered his ERA to 6.39.

Reliever getting workout
To be demoted in the minor leagues generally isn't a good thing.

No rookie jitters for Byrd in first U.S. Open
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Jonathan Byrd is sleeping just fine, thank you.

Deficit could mean major shutout
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - We've seen the Tiger Slam. It looks like we'll now see Tiger Slammed.

No rookie jitters for Byrd in first U.S. Open

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.

Former Pacers on top
SALUDA, S.C. - It was a good day for former USC Aiken golfers Saturday in the first round of the North Augusta Exchange Club/Persimmon Hill Classic golf tournament.

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.

New book is on the money
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - A book, Golf's Greatest Eighteen has been published, with 18 writers holding forth on the greatest players and most important issues of the sport.

Howell struggles, but sticks around

Tiger takes time, makes his move

Sorenstam three back after Giant Eagle's muddy first round

Youth not being served by 2003 leaders

No-name has great round

Furyk serves notice that the chase is on
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Jim Furyk's bomb on the 18th hole Saturday may have served notice to the rest of the field in Sunday's final round of the U.S. Open: If they're going to catch him, they're going to have to outplay him.

'04 Masters tickets' increase 'not unusual'

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

New book is on the money

Furyk serves notice that the chase is on

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.

Former Pacers on top

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.

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.

'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.

Injury cuts Broxton's debut short

Jackets undergo radical makeover

Reliever getting workout

Around the horn

Minor league notebook

First-time parents should expect the unexpected
I became a father for the first time at age 42 with the know-it-all confidence of a high school senior the last week of class.

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

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.

Failure to protect our country not an option

The answer to providing care to uninsured

Home front

Couple escapes responsibilities of maintaining a large home

New wedding etiquette irritates guest

In the know

Island mansion has history of wealth, tragedy

Couple escapes responsibilities of maintaining a large home
While living in upstate New York with their four children, Michael and Donna Cieslak had a large five-bedroom home, landscaped yards and a swimming pool -- and all the upkeep that goes with it.

Home front
Is there a velour nightmare couch in your den, a relic of the 1970s? It could be worth $5,000 in Sure Fit Inc.'s ninth annual Ugly Couch Contest.

In the know
Augusta-area writer Christine Hurley Deriso's children's book Dreams to Grow On was named one of 10 books of the year by the Independent Publisher Association.

Island mansion has history of wealth, tragedy
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - Kim and Nathan Heckathorn are tourists who prefer to wander, randomly choosing two-lane roads and driving with no particular destination.

New wedding etiquette irritates guest
Dear Carson: I recently was invited to a wedding and for desserts and dancing after the reception. First of all, I feel that this business of inviting some people to the reception and others for afterward is very rude. I want to know how much of a gift I should give them. I have known the couple for as long as they have been together (about five years) and the groom for 13 years. I don't have a lot of money and really feel slighted that I am not invited to the reception. What should I do? - Ticked in Toronto

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.

Father skips court date

Sack Sonny? Southern group takes aim at Perdue over flag

Rants and raves
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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.

Officials hope to complete road
An Augusta man was found dead in his home Saturday after being struck in the head with a golf club Friday, police said.

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

Violent history plagued youth

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.

Officials hope to complete road

Businessman honors flag

Across Georgia

Across Georgia

Sunday alcohol sales to start in a week
AIKEN - A new interpretation of South Carolina's law on Sunday sales of alcohol will have big implications for drinkers on both sides of the Savannah River.

Across South Carolina

Tuition costs rise in state
South Carolina students will be footing more of the bill this year for their higher education at state colleges and universities.

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Across the southeast
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -Through his lawyer, an Army officer accused of proposing to dozens of women has apologized for his behavior, but at least one of his alleged victims says that's not enough.

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.

Violent history plagued youth
Twelve-year-old Anthony Joe Jr. asked his two sisters to count to 30. He was about to perform a magic trick.

News you can use

City marks Juneteenth with party at Riverwalk
Residents gathered for food, entertainment and reflection at Riverwalk Augusta on Saturday for the Budweiser Juneteenth Real Music and Arts festival.

Decision hampers terminal project

News you can use
Donald Thornhill, superintendent of schools for Columbia County, will announce today his intentions to leave the system for a state job, school officials say.

Athens cancer probe challenges officials

Subscriber of the day
Marc Bowles of Martinez is today's subscriber fo the day.

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.

Youth program finds minority outreach difficult
Forest Brook Apartments seems like the perfect place for The First Tee of Augusta golf course to draw members from.

Weather concerns fruit growers, sellers

Neighborhood families celebrate
Orlando Evans and his family enjoyed coming out to Family & Friends Day at Dyess Park on Saturday.

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.

Georgia veterans official addresses state convention
A top state official assured disabled veterans Saturday that he is working to secure the maximum amount of money for Georgia's veterans.

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

Battalion troops return to Fort Gordon
Staff Sgt. Antoine Price got an early Father's Day present when he returned from Kuwait on Saturday - a hug from his 2-year-old son, Shalaan.

Youth program finds minority outreach difficult

Death results in neighbor's arrest
An Augusta man was found dead in his home Saturday after being struck in the head with a golf club Friday, police said.

News you can use

Department doubts city's hole solution
Apparently, filling a hole with dirt and keeping it that way isn't as easy as it seems - especially when a 30-foot-deep ravine and two city governments are involved.

Battalion troops return to Fort Gordon

Across South Carolina
LEXINGTON -A Columbia man who apparently drowned while swimming with friends last week was found in Lake Murray on Saturday, Lexington County Coroner Harry O. Harman said.

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.

Across Georgia
JONESBORO -The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce is calling for the resignation of four school board members.

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.

Georgia veterans official addresses state convention

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.

Jurors hit deadlock on words of ex-con
HOMER, Ga. - A weeklong murder trial that involved male prostitution and intravenous cocaine use in rural Northeast Georgia ended in a mistrial Friday, when the jury of four men and eight women deadlocked after a day of deliberation.

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.

Service unveils Tybee stamp
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - The Tybee Island Lighthouse has stood as a sentinel for mariners for generations.

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County budget causes woes for Aiken council

Viruses threaten horses, humans

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.

Bad water drives widow from home

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.

Across the area
A 22-year-old Augusta woman said Saturday that she was attacked by a man who offered to give her a ride home, according to a police report.

Across the area

Across the southeast

Board finds funds for field trips

Across the area

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.

Civilians in danger of losing post jobs

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.

Sunday alcohol sales to start in a week

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

Death results in neighbor's arrest

City marks Juneteenth with party at Riverwalk

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.

Perdue's deferral irks environmentalists

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.

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

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.

Department doubts city's hole solution

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.

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

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.

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 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.

Air Force trains at airport

Correction

Witness blames sewage regulation

Dreams become reality
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Even with a leaderboard full of international players, there is something ideally American about the U.S. Open.

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

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

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

MusicNet offers music in Microsoft format

NASCAR notebook

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

Labonte speeds to pole win

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

Kenseth has rivals starting stretch run early

Racing roundup
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Casey Mears won his first stock-car event and first race of any kind in three years at the ARCA Flagstar 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.

NASCAR notebook
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Brett Bodine got a lot of help from his family Saturday at the Michigan International Speedway.

Kenseth has rivals starting stretch run early
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Tony Stewart is too far back in the drivers' standings to pay attention to Matt Kenseth's 176-point lead. The only thing on Stewart's mind is getting through today's Sirius Satellite Radio 400.

Racing roundup

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.

Robinson returns home one win from championship

Kerr keys Spurs' victory

Welcome back to San Antonio, Mr. Kidd. Staying long?
SAN ANTONIO -- Jason Kidd was due to arrive here at 3:45 p.m. Saturday.

NBA Finals notebook
SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan has a strong distaste for individual honors and the accompanying attention. But if the San Antonio Spurs finish off the NBA Finals on Sunday night, Duncan will be in the spotlight again.

Nets really facing a must-win game

NBA Finals notebook

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

Welcome back to San Antonio, Mr. Kidd. Staying long?

Robinson returns home one win from championship
SAN ANTONIO -- Speedy Claxton took off on a fast break and wound up in the lane surrounded by three New Jersey Nets. Over his shoulder, he detected a big guy wearing a black jersey. Thinking it was Tim Duncan, he flipped the ball back and saw it go through the hoop.

Nets really facing a must-win game
SAN ANTONIO -- Since the playoffs began almost two months ago, the New Jersey Nets had a swagger and confidence that was unmistakable.

Falcons hope receiver fills their need

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April Loper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Dr. Robert Horseman    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Dora Anita Sweeny    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Rev. Henry McKinney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Alpha Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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Mr. George Scarboro (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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Rev. Henry McKinney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Settles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Ansley (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. John Langham (Thomson, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Shedd (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Peter Perkins (WASHING, Ga.)

Mrs. Lee Storey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Wilkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gordon Biggerstaff (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Riley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Beasley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Franklin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Shawn McCrea (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Robert Horseman (EVANS, Ga.)

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Mrs. Mildred Ray (OLAR, S.C.)

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Mrs. Bernice Hart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Seabron Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Aftallean McCullough (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mr. Steven Bagwell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bevel Hoover (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Florence May (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Cynthia Hobbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Nowell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Zoe Walker (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Dora Anita Sweeny (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Thelma Vaughan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Claudia Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eva Lambright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Nowell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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Girls Soccer Player of the Year

Boys Soccer Player of the Year

Overtime

Boys All-Area soccer team

Overtime

Girls All-Area soccer team

Area sports announcements

Boys Soccer Coach of the Year
When Chip Warren became Greenbrier's head coach four years ago and felt lucky to be in the position he was in.

Roddick zips 149 mph serve in beating Agassi
LONDON -- Andy Roddick equaled the world record with a 149 mph serve and beat Andre Agassi for the first time, winning 6-1, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6) Saturday to reach the Queen's Club final.

Girls Soccer Player of the Year
Erin Sullivan scored a team-high 36 goals for Aquinas this year, but it was her 30 assists that spoke volumes for the Irish.

Girls All-Area soccer team
The Augusta Chronicle's All-Area girls soccer team

Boys Soccer Player of the Year
Joey Grigsby was 4 when he first started playing soccer. As he's become older, it's become a more important part of his life.

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

Boys All-Area soccer team
The Augusta Chronicle's All-Area boys soccer team

Overtime
Several local players were named to the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-State Team.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

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.

Girls Soccer Coach of the Year
George Berry agreed to coach Harlem's girls soccer team this past season as a favor to Jennifer Perez.

Robust on the Savannah
David Wilkins always finds his fish - but sometimes he needs a little help.

Outdoors calednar

Outdoors calednar
Sun., June 15: The National Wild Turkey Federation's Eighth Annual Porter Wagoner JAKES Conservation Field Days concludes at Hickory Knob State Resort Park in McCormick, S.C., and the NWTF headquarters in Edgefield, S.C. Children's programs include kayaking, archery, hunting safety, game recovery and other topics. Call 803-637-3106 for more details.

Robust on the Savannah

No fawning on fawns
Who hasn't heard a story of a little lost fawn, separated from its mother, left to perish in the woods?

Sack Sonny? Southern group takes aim at Perdue over flag
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Some still have "Boot Barnes" bumper stickers on their pickup trucks, but members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans have a new catchphrase that aims their Georgia flag fury at a new target.

Falcons hope receiver fills their need
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The money was great. The idea of playing at home was appealing. And who wouldn't want to team up with Michael Vick?

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.

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.

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.

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

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."

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

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.

No fawning on fawns

Singh seems to be misunderstood

Dreams become reality

Older players shine at U.S. Open

Illustrator says covers give clues

Harry Potter and the Trivia Test

Harry Potter's story

Harry Potter around the world

Audio clip of new Harry Potter now available online

Publisher puts promotions into high gear for 'Phoenix'

Experience no comfort for South Carolina in CWS

Stanford drops South Carolina

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
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.

Tears, coffee flow as popular diner eulogized at Waffle House

Researchers fighting bad breath in cattle

Odds and Ends

Cell phones in church should be a real turn-off

Professor's book revisits Gnosticism

Faith and fellowship calendar

Team makes room for healing power

Faith digest

Bishops' meeting will lessen abuse talk