Envisioning India through its movies
NEW YORK -- In 1991, Jonathan Torgovnik backpacked through India. The trip led to an obsession with Indian film that led him back, again and again, so he could capture Indian culture as seen through the lens of Bollywood films.

Paul Muldoon wins Griffin Poetry Prize
TORONTO -- Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Muldoon has won the Griffin Poetry Prize for his collection, "Moy Sand and Gravel."

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Envisioning India through its movies

Paul Muldoon wins Griffin Poetry Prize

Red Sox top Astros in 14 innings

Red Sox top Astros in 14 innings
Harve Moberly, of North Augusta, finishes off a bucket of range balls at the Persimmon Hill golf course in Saluda, S.C. Mr. Moberly spent Sunday playing golf at the course.

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.

Police call on crime-fighting Buddhist monks for help
LOWELL, Mass. -- A shaven-headed Buddhist monk in a saffron robe, the Venerable Sao Khon seems an unlikely crimefighter. But he might be one answer to violence on this city's streets.

Odds and Ends
HONG KONG -- A steak house chain said it has dropped a promotion offering free baked snails to customers who utter a "secret password" - the name of Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa.

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

M's, Meche top Braves
SEATTLE - Gil Meche, back in the majors after two shoulder operations, outdueled four-time Cy Young winner Greg Maddux as the Seattle Mariners beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Sunday night.

Signs point to stronger economic growth next year
WASHINGTON -- For the past three years, the U.S. economy has taken hits from the bursting stock market bubble, a recession and terrorist attacks. Conditions now, finally, offer the prospect of better growth over the last six months of the year.

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

The IRS reaches out to small businesses
NEW YORK -- Many small business owners will be getting letters from the IRS that won't be tax bills or audit announcements - they'll be reminders about the benefits and requirements of retirement plans.

Schroeder plans welfare cuts to spur German economy
COTTBUS, Germany -- Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's plans to trim Germany's welfare state and ease job market regulation got firm backing from his junior coalition partner Sunday, when the Greens said the proposals were vital to get Europe's biggest economy "back on its feet."

The IRS reaches out to small businesses

Pocket change

Oracle's Ellison rattles industry with takeover bid
SAN FRANCISCO -- Not much has gone right for software mogul Larry Ellison during the last three years. His personal fortune plunged by $46 billion, his company's sales eroded, his bid for yachting's America's Cup failed and his clout seemed to be fading.

City leaders seek new retailers as area stores close

Sun Microsystems eclipsed by Internet bust, strategy
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It was the leading supplier of the computer servers that fueled the dot-com boom, the Silicon Valley star whose name was nearly synonymous with New Economy chic.

Sun Microsystems eclipsed by Internet bust, strategy

Father's Day is busiest holiday for hammock company

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Schroeder plans welfare cuts to spur German economy

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.

Business owners named top in state

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Georgia Power

Right location is vital to success of business

On the move

Signs point to stronger economic growth next year

Sinking deep roots

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?

Fine S.C. lending law

Sinking deep roots
When the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (or BRAC) considers the fate of Fort Gordon in two years, it will be influenced by the role the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center plays in the Augusta area.

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.

What the voters want
Mission accomplished. The 19-member task force that turned down the plan to have Columbia Countians elect their school board chairperson did exactly what majority Board of Education members - who appointed the task force - wanted: To stick with the status quo of having trustees select their own presiding officer.

Dads are necessary

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.

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

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

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

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.

New tax law will lower many workers' taxes
NEW YORK -- There's a little something for just about everyone in the new tax act.

Late-day market rallies suggest new investor confidence
NEW YORK -- Wall Street investors expecting a major pullback after three months of rallies were pleasantly surprised this past week: Stocks were able to notch another week of gains despite negative or mixed economic news, largely on a series of late-day advances.

Late-day market rallies suggest new investor confidence

New tax law will lower many workers' taxes

Another interest rate cut could hurt money-fund business
NEW YORK -- Investors have largely cheered the Federal Reserve's openness toward cutting interest rates beyond their 41-year low, believing lower rates will promote economic growth. But the prospect of additional cuts is stirring concern in the money-market fund business.

What's the smartest way to build credit?
Q. What's the smartest way to build credit if I've never had credit cards?

What's the smartest way to build credit?

Another interest rate cut could hurt money-fund business

Game report
TURNING POINT: Augusta rallied for two runs in the ninth to make it a one-run game before Waves reliever Victor Santiago came in to close it out, retiring Hanley Ramirez on a ground out to seal the win.

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

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.

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.

Out with old for GreenJackets
There's a fresh start on the horizon for the last-place Augusta GreenJackets, who start over at 0-0 when the second half begins after the all-star break.

Golfer, caddie shine spotlight on disease
Bruce Edwards stepped up to the microphones Sunday and said something eerily familiar to the words uttered 64 years ago by the man whose name is attached to the disease that is steadily killing him.

Woods finally pulls out driver, but it doesn't make a difference

Birthday song awaits caddie

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

Singh plummets off leaderboard
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Vijay Singh's meltdown was even worse the second time around.

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.

Golfer, caddie shine spotlight on disease

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

New book is on the money

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.

Brown, Jackson take Persimmon Hill wins
SALUDA, S.C. - Three Regions Cup amateur golf tournaments are in the books, and Scott Brown and Mike Jackson have stamped themselves as the players to beat.

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.

Birthday song awaits caddie
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - All Shana Dillon asked for as a birthday present was one birdie from her husband in the final round of the U.S. Open.

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

A swing good enough to win the U.S. Open

A swing good enough to win the U.S. Open
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - The man and the game many felt was suited to win a U.S. Open finally did and in the process joined a class that includes the best players of the last two generations.

Teske's birdie beats Sorenstam, two others in Giant Eagle

Former Pacers on top

Furyk serves notice that the chase is on

Woods finally pulls out driver, but it doesn't make a difference
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- Tiger Woods finally pulled out his driver Sunday and attacked the course in the final round of the U.S. Open. He might have been better off finding a new putter instead.

Streaker disrupts U.S. Open

Teske's birdie beats Sorenstam, two others in Giant Eagle
VIENNA, Ohio -- An exhausted Annika Sorenstam turned to a course marshal late in Sunday's final round of the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic and said, "I'm done."

Brown, Jackson take Persimmon Hill wins

Streaker disrupts U.S. Open
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill., -- A topless woman attempted to hand Jim Furyk a pair of roses near the 11th green Sunday, disrupting the final round of the U.S. Open briefly before being arrested by authorities.

Singh plummets off leaderboard

Out with old for GreenJackets

Around the horn

Reliever getting workout

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.

Two killed in plane crash near Augusta Regional Airport
Two people were killed today when a small, twin-engine plane crashed in the swamp near Augusta Regional Airport shortly after 1 p.m.

Pilot escapes emergency landing
WARRENTON, Ga. - The pilot walked away from a single-engine plane's emergency landing in Warren County this morning.

CSRA loses a treasure as pastor resigns
My wife and I joined First Baptist Church of Augusta after a two-year search for a church that had a pastor who was kind, loving and a great student of the Bible, who cared for "all" people. We had been members of churches that had dynamic preachers who were more full of themselves and building programs than God's love.

Relocation plans not for the good of society
I have read with feelings of ambivalence about plans to build a stadium for Lucy Craft Laney High School. I am happy, because it has been obvious for a long time that such a stadium is needed. Cecelia Butler-Johnson, Augusta

CSRA loses a treasure as pastor resigns

Church controls make accusations unlikely
I have been a member of First Baptist Church for 53 years, and my wife and I raised our family there. As a Christian and member of First Baptist Church, I would like to give my thoughts on the controversy surrounding our pastor, the Rev. Dr. Timothy Owings. Rudy C. Hayes, Augusta

Church controls make accusations unlikely

Honor graduates don't get recognition

Honor graduates don't get recognition
The graduation ceremony at Silver Bluff High School on May 29 was beautiful. Of the three graduations I've attended thus far, it was certainly the most solemn and reverent. Cindy Fuller, North Augusta, S.C.

Antivirus industry steamed over virus article, college class

Island mansion has history of wealth, tragedy

In the know

New wedding etiquette irritates guest

Couple escapes responsibilities of maintaining a large home

Home front

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.

CDC: 1 in 3 children born in 2000 will become diabetic
NEW ORLEANS -- One in three U.S. children born in 2000 will become diabetic unless many more people start eating less and exercising more, a scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns.

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.

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.

Antivirus industry steamed over virus article, college class
NEW YORK -- First the University of Calgary announced plans to offer a class in writing computer viruses and other destructive programs. Then Wired magazine published the code of a virus-like program that caused mass havoc on the Internet this year.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sack Sonny? Southern group takes aim at Perdue over flag

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Across the area
An Augusta woman was jailed Saturday on charges of burning her live-in boyfriend in the face with a cigarette, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

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.

Georgia veterans official addresses state convention

Violent history plagued youth

Subscriber of the day

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

Officials hope to complete road

Sunday alcohol sales to start in a week

Pilot escapes emergency landing

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.

On the range

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.

Across the area

Father faces cruelty charges
Augusta authorities arrested a man who they say shook a 4-month-old boy to death Sunday.

Open race for Senate lures few Democrats

News you can use

Serviceman of the day

Battalion troops return to Fort Gordon

Staff shakeup raises queries

USC to become hub of fuel cell research
COLUMBIA - The University of South Carolina is poised to become the leader in research that some scientists say could lead to a radical new way to power the entire nation.

Restaurants, bars object to sidewalk fee proposal

Baseball game sets stage for quality time
Tanner Schultz, 2, gets a healthy dose of sunscreen from his dad, Kyle Schultz, who tried to avoid the scorching sun during the game.

Fighting disrupts teen club

Staff shakeup raises queries
AIKEN - Like a blackjack dealer with a badge, Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt has reshuffled his personnel deck since taking office a month ago, sometimes hitting 21, sometimes busting the limit.

Costs place HOPE in peril

Across the Southeast
Nearly 1,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises drown every day after becoming tangled in fishing nets and other equipment, scientists say in what appears to be the first global estimate of the problem.

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.

Fighting disrupts teen club
Two bouncers and a teenage club-goer were injured early Sunday when fighting erupted outside The Industry teen club in downtown Augusta.

Youth program finds minority outreach difficult

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JUNE 16, 1979 SWEETWATER, S.C. - Independent truckers staged a peaceful blockade of the Sweetwater gasoline storage complex Friday in an effort to generate support for the nationwide truckers strike protesting high fuel prices and what they called restrictive regulation of the trucking industry.

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.

School's musical janitor retires
At Evans Middle School, staff and students might see William Crawford as an elderly janitor, a man who quietly goes about his business.

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
OSSABAW ISLAND - After years of restricted visits, more than 2,000 people will get to explore Ossabaw Island this year.

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.

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG -Trustees at South Carolina State University have decided to furlough employees for nine days next fiscal year instead of raising tuition.

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

Restaurants, bars object to sidewalk fee proposal
ATHENS, Ga. - Being able to sit outside for a meal or a drink in downtown Athens contributes to the near-constant buzz of activity that is characteristic of the central business district.

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

Mayor's assistant plans road to higher role in government
SALUDA, S.C. - Three Regions Cup amateur golf tournaments are in the books, and Scott Brown and Mike Jackson have stamped themselves as the players to beat.

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.

The best-laid plans for highway trends often go awry
Think of all the major roads in Augusta. Then add an extension of Calhoun Expressway to Interstate 20 and a Midtown Route crossing the Savannah River near 13th Street.

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.

Rants and Raves
I AM CALLING about the American flag flying on the municipal building. Since last January, it has been tattered and torn, and the storm the other night ripped it more. I am tired of looking out my window seeing the flag torn and nothing being done about it.

Across the Southeast

Costs place HOPE in peril
ATLANTA - Since the early 1990s, the HOPE scholarship has helped send more than 700,000 Georgia students to college, making it easily one of the state's most popular government programs.

Baseball game sets stage for quality time

On the range
Harve Moberly, of North Augusta, finishes off a bucket of range balls at the Persimmon Hill golf course in Saluda, S.C. Mr. Moberly spent Sundat playing golf at the course.

The best-laid plans for highway trends often go awry

Across the southeast

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.

YDC change recalls failure at Athens center
The head of Georgia's Juvenile Justice system is calling for a softer approach to rehabilitating boys behind concertina wire.

School's musical janitor retires

Serviceman of the day
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kenneth Lee Fuller is today's serviceman of the day.

Rants and Raves
I AM CALLING about the American flag flying on the municipal building. Since last January, it has been tattered and torn, and the storm the other night ripped it more. I am tired of looking out my window seeing the flag torn and nothing being done about it.

Open race for Senate lures few Democrats
ATLANTA - In times past, an open U.S. Senate seat would have touched off a stampede among ambitious Georgia Democrats eager for the job.

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

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.

Death results in neighbor's arrest

Department doubts city's hole solution

Across the area

Mayor's assistant plans road to higher role in government

City marks Juneteenth with party at Riverwalk

YDC change recalls failure at Athens center

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

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.

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Victory serves as validation
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - From the moment he stepped on the first tee, there was nobody ever closer than three strokes.

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

'Transformer' robots from the 1980s seek film deal

'Finding Nemo' retains top spot with $29.2 million weekend

Harrison Ford gets goofy in 'Hollywood Homicide'

Harrison Ford gets goofy in 'Hollywood Homicide'
LOS ANGELES -- Oh, that wacky Harrison Ford, rigging his cell phone to announce calls with the tune of "My Girl" and chasing a bad guy on a child's pink bicycle.

'Finding Nemo' retains top spot with $29.2 million weekend
LOS ANGELES -- Cartoon fish still have audiences hooked as the undersea adventure "Finding Nemo" regained the top spot at the weekend box office with $29.2 million.

'Transformer' robots from the 1980s seek film deal
LOS ANGELES -- The shape-shifting "Transformer" robots from the 1980s may soon be using 20-something nostalgia to fuel a Hollywood movie.

New singers bring back timeless tunes
NEW YORK -- The words are intimate, but delivered in public. The music is sung close up, perhaps even whispered across cocktail tables.

New singers bring back timeless tunes

Racing roundup

Cautions give Busch victory
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Michigan International Speedway has always required compromises, but rarely has guessing right been as important as Sunday's Sirius Satellite Radio 400.

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

Cautions give Busch victory

NASCAR notebook

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.

Bentley wins Le Mans as Kristensen sets record
LE MANS, France -- Bentley won its first Le Mans title since 1930 on Sunday, and driver Tom Kristensen set a record with his fourth straight victory in the 24-hour endurance race.

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.

Kenseth widens gap on Earnhardt
BROOKLYN, Mich. - For nearly half of Sunday's Sirius Satellite Radio 400, Matt Kenseth said he had a 25th-place car.

Kenseth has rivals starting stretch run early

Kenseth widens gap on Earnhardt

Spurs win NBA title
SAN ANTONIO -- First came a blocked shot, one of eight rejections Tim Duncan had on the night.

Robinson returns home one win from championship

Nets really facing a must-win game

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

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

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.

Spurs win NBA title

NBA Finals notebook

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.

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.

Peerless ready to shake up the Falcons

Falcons hope receiver fills their need

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Mr. Steven Bagwell (Client Services Manager Augusta)

Mr. Samuel Wilkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Cynthia Hobbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Riley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ike Cash Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Cynthia Hobbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Robert Horseman (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William Hodges (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Veretta Gibson (SUMTER, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Helen Penland (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Shawn McCrea (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Buckles (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. George Scarboro (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Landrum Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Bagwell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Lambright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Peter Perkins (WASHING, Ga.)

Mrs. Corrine Newton (Varnville, S.C.)

Mr. Frederick Hawkridge Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Hart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Nowell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Fagan (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Franklin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald McCloud (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Corine Stone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph McGough (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Shawn McCrea (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Batchelor (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Francis Gardner (VARNVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Lula Franklin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Hart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. William Moore Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Sarah Riley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Rev. Henry McKinney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Claudia Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John McCafferty (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Powell Sheffer Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maren Sundberg (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Beasley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Area sports announcements

Girls All-Area soccer team

Overtime

Overtime

Boys All-Area soccer team

Ivanisevic, Seles out of Wimbledon

Boys Soccer Player of the Year

Girls Soccer Player of the Year

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

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.

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.

Overtime
University of Washington officials met Sunday with lawyers for embattled football coach Rick Neuheisel, though neither side disclosed the nature of discussions.

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

Ivanisevic, Seles out of Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- Former champion Goran Ivanisevic and Monica Seles pulled out of Wimbledon because of injuries.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Outdoors calednar

Robust on the Savannah

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

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.

Peerless ready to shake up the Falcons
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?

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?

No fawning on fawns

Dreams become reality

Victory serves as validation

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Documentary looks at a neighborhood conflict in Columbus, Ohio
NEW YORK -- In any other context, it's a mundane act. Yet when a real estate agent walks through a vacant house to end the PBS documentary "Flag Wars," it seems sinister.

G4 looks to build on strong first year as video game channel
LOS ANGELES -- For years, video game players have hunched in front of flickering television sets, blasting asteroids, piloting starships and stealing cars.

Documentary looks at a neighborhood conflict in Columbus, Ohio

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
He was beloved by fellow comedians, yet unknown to most Americans. Part of the problem for Bill Hicks was his inability to find a place on television, which wanted his humor defanged.

As a comedy, 'The Office' employs humor and insight

G4 looks to build on strong first year as video game channel

As a comedy, 'The Office' employs humor and insight
NEW YORK -- You'll find much that's funny about "The Office," the BBC-produced "mockumentary" series about a sales team for a paper supply company.

Publisher puts promotions into high gear for 'Phoenix'

Harry Potter's story

Harry Potter and the Trivia Test

Harry Potter around the world

Audio clip of new Harry Potter now available online

Illustrator says covers give clues

South Carolina beats LSU in CWS

South Carolina beats LSU in CWS
OMAHA, Neb. -- Winning never seems to come easily to South Carolina at the College World Series.

Tears, coffee flow as popular diner eulogized at Waffle House

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