Oprah resurrects book club with Steinbeck's 'East of Eden'
NEW YORK -- Oprah Winfrey was sitting under an oak tree in California last summer, reading John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" and loving it, when she realized that just telling a few friends about it wouldn't do.

Carl Reiner: A life of laughs
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Tell Carl Reiner that his new memoir makes a life in show business seem wholly appealing, and he beams.

Security tight for Harry Potter book deliveries
LONDON -- Thousands of copies of the new Harry Potter book have been stolen from an industrial estate just days before its international release, police said Tuesday.

Oprah resurrects book club with Steinbeck classic "East of Eden"
CHICAGO -- Oprah Winfrey resurrected her book club Wednesday by recommending her viewers read John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" - a move that could put the novel on best seller lists more than 50 years after its publication.

Oprah resurrects book club with Steinbeck's 'East of Eden'

Security tight for Harry Potter book deliveries

Carl Reiner: A life of laughs

Oprah resurrects book club with Steinbeck classic "East of Eden"

Bonds ball goes to auction
NEW YORK -- Alex Popov and Patrick Hayashi met for the first time in October 2001, fighting over the ball Barry Bonds hit for his record 73rd home run.

Bonds ball goes to auction

Fantasy Baseball: Clemens builds on his success

CWS fans love Rosenblatt Stadium

CWS fans love Rosenblatt Stadium
OMAHA, Neb. -- Fans at the College World Series may cheer for different teams, but they appear to be united about one thing: They love Rosenblatt Stadium.

Citizens Bank buys naming rights for Phillies' new ballpark

Stanford tops Cal State Fullerton
OMAHA, Neb. -- Carlos Quentin homered twice and drove in three runs as Stanford defeated Cal State Fullerton 5-3 at the College World Series on Wednesday.

Fantasy Baseball: Clemens builds on his success
Roger Clemens took the mound on a rainy Friday the 13th at Yankee Stadium, determined to make history. This time, luck was on his side.

Pitching, defense translate to CWS wins

Pitching, defense translate to CWS wins
OMAHA, Neb. -- The old adage that pitching and defense are what win championships is proving true at the College World Series.

Gardenhire, Manuel named American League All-Star coaches

Gardenhire, Manuel named American League All-Star coaches
NEW YORK -- Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and Chicago White Sox manager Jerry Manuel were selected Wednesday as the two American League coaches for the 2003 All-Star game.

Torre asks for more credit for Yankees success
NEW YORK -- New York Yankees manager Joe Torre wants a pat on the back now and then from owner George Steinbrenner and believes his boss can sometimes be a distraction for the team.

Citizens Bank buys naming rights for Phillies' new ballpark
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies' new ballpark will be named Citizens Bank Park under a $95 million deal announced Tuesday.

Kattie Michelle Wallace
Donald and Lisa Wallace of Harlem announce the birth of a daughter, Kattie Michelle Wallace, Monday, June 9, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Lynda Doolittle and Charles and Ruth Wallace, all of Harlem.

Samuel J. Mumpower Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Mumpower of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, Samuel J. Mumpower Jr., Thursday. June 5, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James C. Rhodes of Marietta, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. James E. Mumpower of Powder Springs, Ga.

Hadden Mac Rae Peel
Donald M. Peel Jr. and Nancye B.M. Peel of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Hadden Mac Rae Peel, Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jack B. Mohney and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Sheehan, all of Augusta, and Donald M. Peel Sr. of Fripp Island, S.C.

Alexis Elizabeth Robertson

Wesley Chandler Foss
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony W. Foss of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Wesley Chandler Foss, Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James D. Dyches Sr. of Martinez and Mr. and Mrs. Horace R. Foss of Grovetown.

William Parker Bonnette

Kattie Michelle Wallace

Allison Grace Williams

Rachel Haven Loy
David and Robin Loy of North Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Rachel Haven Loy, Friday, May 2, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Sandra Baty of Martinez, Pete Bunch of Gautier, Miss., and Ann W. Kay and Jeff Snider, both of North Augusta.

Natalie Jo Prather

Henry Owen Gelinas
Joshua M. and Delia O. Gelinas of Aiken announce the birth of a son, Henry Owen Gelinas, Friday, May 30, 2003, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Greg Gelinas of Evans, Mary Jane Lock of Aiken and the late Frank R. Lock.

Zyri Brianna Howard

Breylon Christopher Davis
Christopher and Ewana Davis of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, Breylon Christopher Davis, Monday, May 26, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Elmer and Helen Singley and Larry and Dale Davis, all of Augusta.

Hadden Mac Rae Peel

Haley Brianna Byrd
Victor and Rhonda Byrd of Thomson announce the birth of a daughter, Haley Brianna Byrd, Monday, June 2, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William Tankersley of Thomson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mullis of Hephzibah and the late Robert V. Byrd.

Malaki Steven Price
Steven H. and Veronika L. Price of Wrens, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Malaki Steven Price, Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are James and Tammy Votaw of Wrens and Richard and Daisy Price of Blythe.

Walter Alexander Ethan Poole
Anthony Poole and Heather Shaw, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Walter Alexander Ethan Poole, Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Carolyn Johnson of Hephzibah, Bonnie Poole of Aiken and Waler Sprouse of Ridge Springs, S.C.

Natalie Jo Prather
Wayne and Janet Prather of Oxford, Miss., announce the birth of a daughter, Natalie Jo Prather, Monday, May 12, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Grandparents are Paul and Jo Jackson of Dublin, Ga., and Bill and Marie Prather of Augusta.

Abigail Grace Nobles and Elizabeth Ashley Nobles
Christopher D. and Sheree F. Nobles of Martinez announce the birth of twin daughters, Abigail Grace Nobles and Elizabeth Ashley Nobels, Friday, June 6, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Elizabeth A. Forseth of North Augusta and the late Jerome G. Forseth, Truitt N. Nobles Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jessica S. Thompson of Aiken.

John Hardin Franklin Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. John H. Franklin of Cincinnati announce the birth of a son, John Hardin Franklin Jr., Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Franklin of Bowling Green, Ky., and Dr. and Mrs. James J. Carswell III of North Augusta.

Zyri Brianna Howard
Nelson B. Howard Sr. and Ruby R. Howard of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Zyri Brianna Howard, Monday, June 2, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Vivian Washington, Demetrius Ruffin and Margie Slater, all of Augusta, and Nelson Davis of Chicago.

Tarkeria Barbriana Gough

Tarkeria Barbriana Gough
Zertaur Gough of Francine Chappell, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Tarkeria Barbriana Gough, Monday, June 2, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Fred and Katherine Chappell of Augusta and the late Gene and Barbara Ann Gough.

Emory Victoria Reeves
William H. and Lara O. Reeves of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Emory Victoria Reeves, Friday, April 4, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Norris L. O'Dell of Martinez and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Reeves of Augusta.

Delaney Carswell Gay
Doy M. Gay Jr. and Elizabeth G. Gay of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Delaney Carswell Gay, Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Giles Jr. of Martinez and Mr. and Mrs. Doy M. Gay Sr. of Modoc, S.C.

Jacob Lane Roberson

Jayla Diaz
Edilberto and LaTane Diaz of Hephzibah announce the birth of a daughter, Jayla Diaz, Friday, June 6, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Joseph and Pearl Cummings of Hephzibah and Edilberto and Carmen Diaz of Augusta.

Abigail Grace Nobles and Elizabeth Ashley Nobles

Allison Grace Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Williams of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Allison Grace Williams, Monday, May 26, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Art Seal of Harlem, Betsy Shepard of North Augusta and the late Chas Williams.

Haley Brianna Byrd

Alexis Elizabeth Robertson
Chad Robertson and Christy Barfield, both of Grovetown, announce the birth of a daughter, Alexis Elizabeth Robertson, Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Troy and Betty Barfield of Grovetown, Darrell Robertson and Carolyn Newman, both of Augusta, and Iran Mansell of Appling.

John Hardin Franklin Jr.

Jacob Lane Roberson
David B. and Pamela C. Roberson of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, Jacob Lane Roberson, Friday, May 16, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Morris Carver of Seneca, S.C., Mary Clem of Newry, S.C., Dr. and Mrs. Edward Roberson of Athens and Alice Carpenter of Greenville, S.C.

Breylon Christopher Davis

Emory Victoria Reeves

Samuel J. Mumpower Jr.

Rachel Haven Loy

Delaney Carswell Gay

Jayla Diaz

Walter Alexander Ethan Poole

Wesley Chandler Foss

William Parker Bonnette
Bill and Melissa Bonnette of Barnwell, S.C., announce the birth of a son, William Parker Bonnette, Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Jeanette Knight and Billy Bonnette, both of Barnwell, Johnny Knight of Orangeburg, S.C., and Rose Marie Bonnette of Aiken.

Printing errors foil men trying to pass bogus bonds
NEWARK, N.J. -- Two men accused of trying to obtain a line of credit from a brokerage house by presenting obviously fake Federal Reserves notes they said were worth $25 billion pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy.

Court rejects idea that a married person's love can be stolen
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court struck down the state's "alienation of affection" law, saying that "stealing" the love of a married person is an antiquated legal doctrine.

Former judge charged with shoplifting
MACON, Ga. -- A grand jury indicted a former municipal judge Tuesday on charges he shoplifted sacks of shrimp, sushi and other groceries at a local supermarket.

Odds and Ends
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- One member of the Hall County sheriff's department compiled quite a pedigree before hanging up the leash.

Odds and Ends
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Relax, recline - and pray. Some worshippers at Evangelical Free Church didn't have to kneel at Sunday's services. They instead sat back in special seats of their own - rocking armchairs.

Phillies end up on top in ninth
PHILADELPHIA - For the Philadelphia Phillies, this was about taking a step forward into the division race.

Braves take out Phils
PHILADELPHIA - Trading Kevin Millwood was not an idea the Atlanta Braves embraced last winter, but the reality of his $10 million salary forced the issue.

Phillies end up on top in ninth

Braves take out Phils

Employers, employees often become victims

Stocks edge higher on economic reports

Business briefs
Martina's Flowers & Gifts will open its new location at 3038 Peach Orchard Road at 10 a.m. Friday. The new store, four blocks south of the company's previous south Augusta store, has a larger showroom and a European flower market.

Sportswear company to grow faster
An expansion project at Augusta Sportswear Inc. is expected to give the clothing company a stronger position in the highly competitive apparel industry.

Microsoft files 15 lawsuits against alleged "spammers" in US, UK
SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it has filed 15 lawsuits accusing the defendants of collectively flooding its systems and customers with more than 2 billion deceptive unsolicited e-mail messages.

Retail center to open
Construction is wrapping up for a retail center in the middle of an Augusta urban neighborhood.

Retail center to open

Study predicts local job growth
Despite a bleak national outlook for hirings, a survey released Tuesday predicts steady job growth during the coming months for the Augusta-Aiken market.

Microsoft files 15 lawsuits against alleged "spammers" in US, UK

Plants' union workers to reconsider contract
Workers at the Hatch and Vogtle nuclear power plants agreed to vote again on the same Southern Nuclear Operating Co. contract proposal they turned down less than two weeks ago. Another rejection likely will lead to the union's first strike in more than two decades.

Scientists test radio waves to kill bugs in nuts
PARLIER, Calif. -- Dried fruit and nut packers looking for an alternative to harmful insecticides might soon be able to kill pests in storage bins with the flip of a switch.

Business briefs
SAN FRANCISCO - Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch hires a disproportionately white sales force, puts minorities in less-visible jobs and cultivates a virtually all-white image in its catalogs and elsewhere, a lawsuit charges.

Scientists test radio waves to kill bugs in nuts

Study predicts local job growth

Stocks edge higher on economic reports
NEW YORK -- Wall Street managed slight gains on reports of modest economic improvement Tuesday as investors battled a temptation to cash in profits from Monday's rally.

59 Boeing workers to receive lay off notices Friday

Employers, employees often become victims
Behind vehicle-related accidents, homicides are the second-leading cause of death for workers.

Plants' union workers to reconsider contract

Consumer prices flat in May
WASHINGTON --Consumer prices were flat in May as falling costs for energy products and clothing offset rising prices for medical care and lodging. Industrial production, meanwhile, posted its first increase since February.

Business briefs

Consumer prices flat in May

59 Boeing workers to receive lay off notices Friday
MACON, Ga. -- Fifty-nine workers at Boeing's plant in Macon will be notified by Friday that they will be laid off in 60 days.

Clemson hires Bradley as basketball associate coach
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Ron Bradley, who worked with Clemson basketball coach Oliver Purnell at Maryland and Radford, was named the Tigers associate head coach Wednesday.

Clemson hires Bradley as basketball associate coach

Phillips expects to release security plan in a few weeks

Phillips expects to release security plan in a few weeks
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips says the school will have a plan in place at Death Valley to keep its past traditions and ensure the safety of those attending football games this fall.

Two Gators plead on seperate battery charges
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Two University of Florida football players pleaded no contest on separate court matters, but their status on the team has not changed, the school said Wednesday.

Two Gators plead on seperate battery charges

Schedule set for ACC-Big Ten Challenge

A welcome bailout
Rep. Sue Burmeister may well be the Georgia legislature's most vehement foe of pork barrel spending, even voting against projects for her own hometown.

Club, teens accountable
They call themselves Generation Y, the generation of the millennium and an innovative off-spring of the Baby Boomers and Generation X. The future of the nation rests in their hands, and from their minds will spring complex solutions for our world.

Time to do this right

A welcome bailout

On life in Guantanamo
"I was trying to kill myself. I tried four times. ... It is against Islam to commit suicide, but it was very difficult to live there."

Club, teens accountable

Between rock and hard place
Preserving justice sometimes means challenging it. This is why the Augusta Indigent Defense Committee filed a lawsuit against the Augusta Commission.

On life in Guantanamo

Time to do this right
The Augusta Commission is to be commended for not jumping on the bandwagon Tuesday to build the new judicial center on Reynolds Street riverfront land as recommended by the advisory panel of elected and appointed officials.

Pool offers playful environment
Edgar Reyes practices his pool game at Robbie's Sports Bar and Grill on Washington Road in Augusta. Robbie's offers a laid-back atmosphere which its pool patrons find appealing.

Stillwater shakes up the bar scene
Matt Flynn, co-owner of Stillwater Tap Room on Broad Street, hopes the new venture has the feeling of an old favorite.

Blue chips fall on warnings from Eastman Kodak, Clorox; techs trade higher

House GOP pushes measure to permanently repeal estate taxes
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans, fresh from winning a $330 billion tax cut on wages and investment income, pushed Wednesday to eliminate estate taxes by the end of the decade.

Tokyo shares rise, dollar higher against yen
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks rose to a six-month high Tuesday on hopes that a U.S. economic upturn could boost Japan's export-dependent economy. The U.S. dollar was higher against the yen.

Blue chips fall on warnings from Eastman Kodak, Clorox; techs trade higher
NEW YORK -- Profit warnings from Eastman Kodak and Clorox unnerved Wall Street Wednesday, prompting investors to cash in some profits from two days of gains. Blue chips fell, but technology issues rose modestly, lifted in part by brokerage upgrades of three semiconductor companies.

Small portions
When it comes to cheese, it isn't just the Atlantic that separates the American from the French varieties. It's also tradition. In France, cheesemakers have made cheese from raw milk - that is, unpasteurized milk - for centuries. Visit a goat-cheese farm there, and it's very likely that the cheese you purchase was made just a day or two before. The same thing is true in this country; it's just that the 1-day-old cheese will have been made from pasteurized milk. The law here says that no raw-milk cheese may be sold until it is at least 60 days old.

Dining out
Here are reviews of local eatery.

Make time to eat at Casi's Kitchen
If you only have an hour for lunch, you may want to eat at Casi's Kitchen at dinnertime instead.

Dining out

Angelica diners leave satisfied
CONCORD, N.H. - Leslie McEachern's stewardship of Angelica Kitchen, a vegan institution on the New York restaurant scene, is all about satisfaction.

Angelica diners leave satisfied

Small portions

Make time to eat at Casi's Kitchen

Moore leaves post after players declared academically ineligible
ATLANTA -- The director of academic services at Georgia Tech was reassigned Wednesday, a month after 10 football players were declared academically ineligible for next season.

Moore leaves post after players declared academically ineligible

Undrafted rookie shares Texas bond with Clemens
Before the pinstripes, the 300 wins and 4,000 strikeouts, Roger Clemens led the Texas Longhorns to victory in the 1983 College World Series.

Augusta, Savannah get rained out
SAVANNAH - Tuesday's game between the Augusta GreenJackets and the Savannah Sand Gnats was postponed because of rain, delaying their start of the second half.

Roy pitches in to help club
Augusta GreenJackets reliever Angus Roy isn't an outfielder, but he played the role of one two weeks ago in Asheville, N.C.

GreenJackets on deck
June 20-22: vs. Charleston, S.C. (Devil Rays)

People are strangers only if you haven't met them

The course, the slump and some much needed perspective
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- By the end of the week, Olympia Fields wasn't the pushover everyone thought it was.

Woods more limited in his practice
Tiger Woods missed two months while recovering from knee surgery and then won three of his first four tournaments, including a five-day marathon at the Match Play Championship and an 11-stroke victory at Bay Hill.

Augusta State coaching job generates interest
Augusta State athletic director Clint Bryant is receiving a steady stream of applications for the women's golf coach position as the July 1 deadline nears.

Tiger Woods chasing first Westchester title
HARRISON, N.Y. -- Tiger Woods isn't wasting time thinking about the U.S. Open.

PGA Tour holds its ground in case
ATLANTA - Golf fans who want instant scores should get them from the company that collected them, not a newspaper chain trying to profit from others' efforts, according to a legal brief filed by PGA Tour Inc.

Court denies golf club's appeal of discrimination award
BOSTON -- An appeals court has refused to overturn a $1.9 million verdict issued against the Haverhill Golf & Country Club, which was accused of discriminating against women.

Tiger Woods chasing first Westchester title

Nicklaus and Watson to play at Senior Players Championship
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson committed Tuesday to play in the Senior Players Championship next month.

As Sorenstam surges ahead, Webb tries to keep her focus

Woods more limited in his practice

The course, the slump and some much needed perspective

Augusta State coaching job generates interest

Wie off to shaky start at Women's Public Links
PALM COAST, Fla. -- Michelle Wie, the 13-year-old golf prodigy from Hawaii, shot a 1-over 73 Tuesday and was five shots behind leader Beth Allen after the first round of qualifying at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.

As Sorenstam surges ahead, Webb tries to keep her focus
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Annika Sorenstam tests her mettle against the men, kickboxes to boost her stamina and wins more LPGA tournaments in one year than top rival Karrie Webb thought possible.

Undrafted rookie shares Texas bond with Clemens

Augusta, Savannah get rained out

Roy pitches in to help club

GreenJackets on deck

New head coach plans to bring Butler forward

Event strives to grow

New head coach plans to bring Butler forward
It might have been a passing comment made by Richmond County schools Superintendent Charles Larke before he left Tuesday's news conference, but its meaning was anything but flippant.

You say potato
Potato salad is synonymous with summer. Though I enjoy my traditional potato salad made with mayonnaise, sour cream and sliced green onions, I'm always looking for an alternative.

You say potato

Wreckage recovered from fatal plane crash
The wreckage from the Monday plane crash that killed Ed and Leslie Johnson was salvaged from the Phinizy Swamp this morning.

1 killed, 2 injured in wreck
At least one person was killed and two were injured Wednesday in a late afternoon wreck on Interstate 20 near North Augusta, a spokesman South Carolina Highway Patrol said.

Coliseum Authority rejects management contract
Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority members rejected a proposed contract Wednesday with the company they previously voted to hire to manage the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center complex.

Illegal immigrants hurt United States
The United States is no safer today than it was the day before the Sept. 11 attacks two years ago. John T. Petrozello, Martinez, Ga.

How to address Augusta's needs

Terrorists killing possibility for peace
We have two children studying in Israel. Once again this past week the phone rang, and we heard our daughter say, "Don't worry. We're alive." Leah Ronen, Evans, Ga.

Liberals use creationism to scare
Regarding the June 9 editorial, "Sunday school is for Sunday": This is a true statement. But when taken out of context, it is wrong. The Rev. Grady Brown, Augusta

McKee cartoon gives a needed dose of laughter

Augusta could be as vibrant as Greenville
As a relative newcomer to Augusta, I sometimes can't help but make comparisons to the community from which I came - Greenville, S.C. Describing my former city to friends here, I like to say "Augusta has the potential, and could evolve to what Greenville has already become." Karl Bankert, Augusta

How to address Augusta's needs
With all the things that need addressing in this community, our residents seem to have more interest in the flag, Bruce Almighty and who smells like what than the growth of the area. Rev. Chester Heard, Augusta

McKee cartoon gives a needed dose of laughter
I want to congratulate Rick McKee on the outstanding cartoon he drew in the June 12 Chronicle. I haven't laughed as much since the days Clyde Wells was drawing a bead on the Richmond County Commission. Carl Langley, Aiken, S.C.

Prays for return of husband in 878th
My husband is one of the 500-plus National Guard members of the 878th Engineering Battalion who were recently deployed to an undisclosed region of the Middle East for an uncertain amount of time. The battalion is made up of soldiers from Augusta, Swainsboro and Lyons. For security purposes, I can't be told where they are, nor can I contact my husband in a timely manner. Stephaney Crenshaw, Harlem, Ga.

Prays for return of husband in 878th

Liberals use creationism to scare

Helping the Hulk

Study: treatment rates up for major depression

In the know

Standing ovations

In the know

United Airlines to offer in-flight e-mail on all U.S. flights

Video watch

Advice for young Americans with penchant for tanning

In the know
Brew fresh coffee and you have a lot of spent grounds left over. Here's an idea to put them to good use and benefit your garden.

In the know
That silence you perceive is the buzz fading away from The Osbournes.

Helping the Hulk
Walls tumble, cars crumple and no shirt is safe when he's around.

Advice for young Americans with penchant for tanning
Summer's almost here and that means many teens and college students will be outside a lot, particularly after a wet spring in much of the country. But how many will use sunscreen?

Video watch
Heading to the video store this weekend? Here's a preview of some of the extras on new DVD releases:

United Airlines to offer in-flight e-mail on all U.S. flights
CHICAGO -- United Airlines, hoping for an edge in the competition for business travelers, plans to be the first commercial carrier to offer two-way e-mail capability aboard all its domestic flights.

Study: treatment rates up for major depression
CHICAGO -- Treatment rates for major depression have improved significantly over the last two decades, but more than half of patients nationwide are getting inadequate therapy, a new study suggests.

Standing ovations
Riverwalk Augusta presents Soulful Saturday from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at the Eighth Street Bulkhead at Riverwalk Augusta. The event features poetry readings by poets from around the region, with musical accompaniment provided by Black and Mild. Tickets cost $5. For more information, call 821-1754.

Servicewoman of the day
Today's servicewoman of the day is Army Spc. Tammy Renee Boatwright of Trenton, S.C.

Across the area
Murder charges were filed Wednesday against an Augusta man accused in the beating death of his infant son, authorities said.

Commissioners postpone vote on facility site
After years of talking about the construction of a downtown courts complex, the Augusta Commission said Tuesday a decision on the facility's location should be able to wait a few weeks longer.

Sludge numbers disputed

Witness states tests link sludge to deaths

News you can use
JUNE 19, 1933 Augusta bread-makers are joining the fast-moving procession now speeding toward business recovery, and tomorrow will link arms with executives of the Southern Bakeries Association in a meeting in Atlanta to determine what will be done about the price of bakery products.

Across the area
A Waynesboro, Ga., woman was fatally stabbed in the chest Tuesday, and police filed murder charges against her live-in boyfriend, authorities said.

Day care worker in wreck is fired
The owner of an Augusta day care fired an employee this week for failing to properly restrain two children who were injured when the employee wrecked a company van.

Correction
A news item in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly stated the promotion status of Fort Gordon's commanding general. Brig. Gen. Janet A.E. Hicks is awaiting promotion to major general.

Swamp hinders recovery process
The twin-engine airplane that crashed in the Phinizy Swamp on Monday, killing a local aviator and his wife, was on its way to be repaired, Augusta Regional Airport officials said Tuesday.

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Marine Corps Cpl. James R. Aiken of Augusta.

School recalls worker killed
NORTH AUGUSTA - Her mother wonders about Leslie Johnson's last thoughts before that fatal fall.

Correction
In Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, an article incorrectly stated the status of funding for a $4.3 million training support center for Fort Gordon. A House appropriations bill shows support for the center's construction but does not appropriate construction money.

School recalls worker killed

First Friday coincides with Fourth of July

Across Georgia

Funding approved for Fort Gordon center
A new $4.3 million facility for Fort Gordon cleared a congressional hurdle Tuesday, which may help the base stave off closure, an official said.

Funding approved for Fort Gordon center

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -At 100, former Sen. Strom Thurmond has become a grandfather for the first time.

Senior centers will stay open

Alliance survives despite fund cut
A shortfall in Augusta tax revenue hasn't hurt a group working to protect Fort Gordon, an official said.

Mental health center approves new budget

Drought laws discussed as rainstorms continue
NORTH AUGUSTA - Sheets of rain, flooded streets, mudslides that blocked a highway and lightning that fried police phones and radios were all telltale signs of a violent rush-hour rainstorm that has been typical of a very wet June.

Serviceman of the day

Man sought in kidnapping
Law officers in Aiken County searched without success Tuesday for a man suspected of abducting at knifepoint a woman he knew and holding her captive in an abandoned house for nearly 24 hours.

News you can use

Across Georgia
ASHBURN -The charges against an Ashburn man arrested last week in connection with a suspected arson were dropped Wednesday.

Coliseum board rejects contract

Witness states tests link sludge to deaths
Attorneys defending Augusta against a $12.5 million lawsuit worked diligently Wednesday to refute testimony from experts who contend sewage sludge poisoned land and killed cattle on a Burke County farm.

Pair accused of stealing, growing plants
A North Augusta couple was behind bars Wednesday, charged with stealing small trees and growing big weed.

Veteran's family sought
AIKEN - When Michael Rawlings, of Virginia, came to Aiken asking for help, Richard Johnson Jr. said he knew he'd found a worthwhile cause.

Across South Carolina

Incentive plan could help cut air pollution
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Residents in one of the nation's smoggiest regions may get government incentives to trade in their high-polluting old cars and lawn mowers for cleaner, more fuel-efficient models.

Fugitive concerns relatives

Coliseum board rejects contract
Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority members say they will start a new search for a civic center manager after rejecting a contract with the company they voted to hire in March.

Coliseum job is up for vote
A year after firing its general manager over a botched conference, the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority meets today to vote on filling the management vacancy.

Mental health center approves new budget
Buoyed by some extra state funding to end the year, a once financially strapped Augusta mental health center is looking forward to a better, if leaner, year ahead.

Wreckage recovered from fatal plane crash

Senior centers will stay open
Four city senior centers at risk of shutting down early next month will stay open, thanks to $130,000 set aside Tuesday by the Augusta Commission.

Sludge numbers disputed
Records detailing the amounts of sludge and heavy metals applied to pastures at Boyceland Dairy are incomplete and in some cases inaccurate, according to a former city employee who supervised the program.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Republicans in the Georgia Senate elected Gov. Sonny Perdue's floor leader, Bill Stephens of Canton, as their majority leader Tuesday, rejecting a candidate who was a key player in a failed revolt this year against the governor's tax plan.

Man gets 25-year sentence

YDC change notification found faulty

Correction

Truck going wrong way slams into five vehicles
A driver going the wrong way on Belair Road slammed into several vehicles Tuesday, injuring three people and tying up traffic for nearly an hour.

Man sought in kidnapping

News you can use

Truck going wrong way slams into five vehicles

Servicewoman of the day

1 killed, 2 injured in wreck

Rants and Raves
DEAR HARLEM CHILD RANTER: I just wanted to let you know that I did some research that might be of interest to you and would definitely relieve you of the annoyance of the Harlem school-break children walking the streets this summer. Caves in north Georgia. There are lots of them. Some are extremely inaccessible. You could go live in one and never have to watch innocent children enjoy the serene, sweet summer Georgia days ever again. Imagine going to bed every night without hearing the melodic laughter of young ones as they play tag, or hopscotch, or - horror of horrors - red light.

Council OKs tax increase

Crews plan to rebury bodies
It's been more than two years since crews exhumed 18 graves from the parking lot of a Washington Road car dealership.

Rants and Raves
OVERINDULGENCE of children is the greatest form of child abuse in our nation.

Incentive plan could help cut air pollution

Council OKs tax increase
A divided Aiken County Council passed a 6.7 percent property tax increase Tuesday night to meet next year's budget.

News you can use
JUNE 18, 1990 It took Grace Smoak a long time to get a college degree.

YDC change notification found faulty
The Juvenile Justice Department did not notify the appropriate state officials about plans to privatize the Augusta Youth Development Campus as required by state law but will proceed anyway because it contends the situation there is too dire to wait any longer.

Fugitive concerns relatives
AIKEN - Family members of fugitive Michael R. Batchelor say that they don't know where he is and that they worry for his safety.

Rants and Raves
OVERINDULGENCE of children is the greatest form of child abuse in our nation.

Across the southeast
TAMPA, Fla. - The death of a 30-year-old woman injured in a Toughman boxing competition she had entered on an impulse sparked a police investigation Tuesday and renewed calls among boxing experts for a ban on such events.

Day care worker in wreck is fired

Rants and Raves
DEAR HARLEM CHILD RANTER: I just wanted to let you know that I did some research that might be of interest to you and would definitely relieve you of the annoyance of the Harlem school-break children walking the streets this summer. Caves in north Georgia. There are lots of them. Some are extremely inaccessible. You could go live in one and never have to watch innocent children enjoy the serene, sweet summer Georgia days ever again. Imagine going to bed every night without hearing the melodic laughter of young ones as they play tag, or hopscotch, or - horror of horrors - red light.

Alliance survives despite fund cut

Plane crash is still a mystery
WHAT'S NEXT: Funerals for Ed and Leslie Johnson will begin at 2 p.m. today at St. James Lutheran Church in Graniteville.

Drought laws discussed as rainstorms continue

Woman dies in wreck
Separate accidents on the same stretch of Interstate 20 in Warren County killed one motorist and injured five others Wednesday morning.

Pair accused of stealing, growing plants

Man gets 25-year sentence
AIKEN - A Belvedere man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years after an Aiken County jury found him guilty of molesting six girls ages 11 to 14 during a four-year span.

Woman dies in wreck

Study finds courts unfair
A statewide commission investigating the treatment of poor people accused of crimes accepted a study Wednesday that shows many Georgia courts are confused about how to ensure those facing minor charges are adequately represented.

Deadly accident

Commissioners postpone vote on facility site

Plane crash is still a mystery

Deadly accident
At least one person was killed and two were injured in a multiple-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 20 near North Augusta, said Lance Cpl. Dwight Green, of the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The accident occurred at the height of a rainstorm, he said. He did not have details on the victims.

Across the area

First Friday coincides with Fourth of July
With First Friday falling on the Fourth of July this year, police and event organizers are expecting a crowd of 100,000 people downtown.

People are strangers only if you haven't met them
I walked into the house from the back yard after having mowed the grass. I was panting. I was sweating so profusely that even my toes squished in my soaked sneakers. I was sunburned. The last thing I expected was a thunderous round of applause.

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

At the Movies: 'Alex & Emma'

Movie filmed in Brunswick stirs memories for local extras
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Nearly 50 years ago, Jerry Cormany mingled with movie stars.

Critical Choice

At the Movies: 'Alex & Emma'
"Alex & Emma" is pretty much what it looks like: "When Harry Met Sally ..." meets "Adaptation," though this harmless, utterly forgettable romantic comedy from director Rob Reiner lacks the wit of the former and the intensity of the latter.

Foot injury fails to derail boy's dreams
Michael Holley dreams of taking the mound for the South Augusta Sidewinders and leading his team to a USSSA Youth Baseball national championship in July.

Clay bests Ruben on the charts with No. 1 single
NEW YORK -- Ruben's the "American Idol," but Clay has the bigger hit.

Clay bests Ruben on the charts with No. 1 single

Vandross CD debuts at No. 1 as he recovers from a stroke
NEW YORK -- Luther Vandross' new album, released as he lay in a hospital recovering from a stroke, has debuted at No. 1, according to industry figures released Wednesday.

From Winston to wireless: NASCAR dials new title sponsor

News of sponsor leaked

All in the family

Q&A with Ricky Rudd

From Winston to wireless: NASCAR dials new title sponsor
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR is trading cigarettes for cell phones.

All in the family
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Brett Bodine's words were slurred by the effects of morphine and the loss of eight crowns. His left eye was blackened and a huge red bump on his forehead made it easy to ignore the sling that holstered his right arm.

News of sponsor leaked
ATLANTA - For $80 million, NASCAR won't get a lot of bang for the buck today.

Racing facts - Dodge/Save Mart 350

Q&A with Ricky Rudd
Sometimes it's easy to forget, but Ricky Rudd, the defending champion for this Sunday's Dodge/Save Mart 350 on the road course at Infineon Raceway, is an accomplished road racer. Two of his 23 career victories came at the 2-mile, 10-turn course in the wine country of Sonoma, Calif., and two more came on the road course at Watkins Glen, N.Y. Rudd talked about what it takes to drive a lap around Infineon.

Racing facts - Dodge/Save Mart 350
Here are facts about this weekend's Dodge/Save Mart 350 race.

Source: Eddie Jordan will be next Wizards coach
WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Nets assistant coach Eddie Jordan will be the new coach of the Washington Wizards, The Associated Press has learned.

Kidd leaving Nets? Only Elmo knows
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Byron Scott, Kenyon Martin and Richard Jefferson have no idea whether Jason Kidd will return to the New Jersey Nets. Maybe Elmo, Big Bird or Mickey Mouse will find out sooner.

Kidd leaving Nets? Only Elmo knows

Schedule set for ACC-Big Ten Challenge
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A matchup of Duke and Michigan State, two of college basketball's last four national champions, highlights the nine-game schedule for this season's ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Falcons notebook

Mr. Donald McCloud    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Maren Sundberg    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Linda Tudor    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Leonard Morris Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Harriett McBride    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Martha Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Samuel Wilkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Emma Lewis    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Vandella Sturgis    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Eva Lambright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. William Conerly    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Norvella Jones    (JAMAICA, N.Y.)
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Mr. Joseph Landrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Renate Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Jewel Wylds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Leslie Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Ms. Tina Tullis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Edward Johnson Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lou Thomas    (NEW YORK, N.Y.)
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Mr. D.S. Hillman    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
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Mr. Albert Schumacher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Gudger    (FAIRFAX, Ga.)
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Ms. Mary Thomas    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. William Green    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Taylor Davis    (APPLING, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Gilbert    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Era Shealey    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Reynolds    (WARTHEN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Leslie Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Barbara Emrick    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Hattie Youmans    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Durham    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Williams    (AUGUSTA, GA.)
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Cadence Conley    (KEMP, Ga.)
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Mrs. Gladys Wiggins    (KINGSLAND, Ga.)
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Mr. Albert Schumacher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Dea. Joseph McCall    (PETERSBURG, Fla.)
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Mrs. Aftallean McCullough    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mr. William Conerly    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Gladys Wiggins    (KINGSLAND, Ga.)
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Mr. Bobby Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Maren Sundberg    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ruth Williams    (AUGUSTA, GA.)
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Mrs. Vanetta Smalls    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
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Mr. Willie Zellars    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert Stagg Jr.    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Marian Bonner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Bruce Caldwell Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Isiah Bryant    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Ike Cash Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ola Cobb    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Eva Davis    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Edwin Breeland    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mr. Willie Davis Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Shawn Black    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Kenneth Shell    (MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C.)
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Mrs. Peggy Begley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Ronald Lykes    (MILLEN, Ga.)
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Mr. Edward Johnson Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Jean Jordan    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. William Green Sr.    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mrs. Annie Partridge    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Buckles    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Barbara Emrick    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Blanche Brown    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Cleveland Tutt    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie Zellars (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. D.S. Hillman (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Emrick (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Green Sr. (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Partridge (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Renate Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Davis Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Johnson Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Durham (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Emrick (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Cleveland Tutt (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Wylds (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Gilbert (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vandella Sturgis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Lykes (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche Brown (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Isiah Bryant (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Norvella Jones (JAMAICA, N.Y.)

Mrs. Lou Thomas (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mrs. Marian Bonner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Taylor Davis (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Lewis (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Leslie Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Mary Thomas (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Vanetta Smalls (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. Leonard Morris Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gladys Wiggins (KINGSLAND, Ga.)

Mrs. Harriett McBride (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Wilkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Era Shealey (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Donald McCloud (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Williams (AUGUSTA, GA.)

Mr. Bruce Caldwell Jr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Cadence Conley (KEMP, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Jordan (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Tina Tullis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Gudger (FAIRFAX, Ga.)

Mr. William Green (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Wiggins (KINGSLAND, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Davis (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Williams (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Women's gymnastics team fiercest since early 1980s

Foot injury fails to derail boy's dreams

Get in the Game - Rugby

SCHSL proposes realignment for 2004-06

Overtime

ACC vote not likely Wednesday

Labor of Love

Serena and Venus in opposite halves; Hewitt could get Roddick in quarters

In the game spotlight

No ACC vote taken in 3-hour meeting
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Atlantic Coast Conference leaders met for three hours Wednesday, but did not vote on adding Miami, Syracuse and Boston College, a league spokesman said.

Get in the Game - Rugby
Augusta Rugby Club - The club was founded in 1973 by Medical College of Georgia Students and is now in its 30th year. The Augusta club has teams for men and women.

Middleweight abandons Olympic dream, turns pro
PHOENIX -- Jesus Gonzales, touted as the best fighter to come out of Phoenix since Michael Carbajal, turned his back on a possible 2004 Olympic berth to turn pro.

Serena and Venus in opposite halves; Hewitt could get Roddick in quarters
WIMBLEDON, England -- After an all-Belgian French Open final broke the streak, Wimbledon could be another all-in-the family affair.

Overtime
Two Augustans finished in the top 10 in the Georgia State Golf Association's Junior Championship at Idle Hour Club in Macon.

SCHSL proposes realignment for 2004-06
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tommy Bobo, football coach and athletic director at Wren High, had some work to do when he found out Tuesday his school would move up to Class 4A from Class 3A in the proposed South Carolina High School League realignment.

Women's gymnastics team fiercest since early 1980s
MILWAUKEE -- Bela Karolyi was so disheartened when he got back from the Sydney Olympics all he wanted was to go hunting and get as far away from the gym as he could.

ACC vote not likely Wednesday
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference said it may not vote on adding Miami, Syracuse and Boston College until later this month, further prolonging the league's expansion saga.

In the game spotlight
This week's in the game spotlight is on Keaton Craw, 7, of North Augusta who participates in the soccer, baseball and basketball leagues with the North Augusta Parks and Recreation Department.

Labor of Love
The scar on Lisa Pate's cheekbone is like a badge of honor.

Event strives to grow
Kelvin Powell has his game plan all worked out.

Falcons notebook
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Rookie Justin Griffith must wait another five weeks for thegreen flag to drop on his bid to beat out George Layne as the Atlanta Falcons' starting fullback.

Viacom says Spike Lee name spat costs TNN $16.8 million in first week
NEW YORK -- Viacom Inc. said it will lose $16.8 million in the first week after filmmaker Spike Lee's so-far successful bid to keep its TNN cable network from being renamed Spike TV.

Viacom says Spike Lee name spat costs TNN $16.8 million in first week

More 'Sex and the City,' but actress braces for the end

CBS News woos Private Lynch with corporate synergy

More 'Sex and the City,' but actress braces for the end
NEW YORK -- All true fans of "Sex and the City" are overjoyed that its season premiere is just days away.

CBS News woos Private Lynch with corporate synergy
LOS ANGELES -- CBS News did nothing improper in dangling possible book and TV deals while pursuing an interview with rescued soldier Jessica Lynch, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Stillwater shakes up the bar scene

Pool offers playful environment

Georgia-Clemson on ABC TV
CLEMSON, S.C. -- The season-opening football game between Georgia and Clemson at Death Valley on Aug. 30 will be televised by ABC.

Georgia-Clemson on ABC TV

Search committee lists criteria

Search committee lists criteria
ATHENS, Ga. - The search committee in charge of finding candidates to be Georgia's next athletic director left its first meeting no closer to finding Vince Dooley's replacement, but it did get an idea of what kind of person to look for, the committee's chairman said.

Gamecocks return with something more than a title

Stanford eliminates Gamecocks

Stanford eliminates Gamecocks
OMAHA, Neb. -- Danny Putnam hit a home run and knocked in five runs as Stanford eliminated South Carolina from the College World Series with a 13-6 victory Tuesday.

Gamecocks return with something more than a title
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina left this year's College World Series a little earlier than it wanted. But, it returned home Wednesday with something almost as important as a title - the belief its second-straight trip to Omaha won't be its last.

Former judge charged with shoplifting

Odds and Ends

Court rejects idea that a married person's love can be stolen

Printing errors foil men trying to pass bogus bonds