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

Artist herds her bovine creation to charity event
Sometimes, late at night, when the lights of Broad Street shine in through her living room window, Augusta artist Jordan Mastrodonato has been known to talk to her cow.

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.

Artist herds her bovine creation to charity event

Poetry event is in search of Southern talent
You can't get more soulful than a moonlit night filled with poetry.

Harry Potter author sues newspaper over preview

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

Harry Potter author sues newspaper over preview
NEW YORK -- The author of the Harry Potter book series slapped the Daily News with a $100 million lawsuit after the newspaper published tidbits about the fifth novel four days before its official release.

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.

Discounted tickets could fill seats
As the orchestra wraps up the overture, a hush falls over the cast and crew. The stage is set for the first act, and all performers are in their assigned spots. The backstage work lights are extinguished and in a blaze of light, the curtain rises to ...

Discounted tickets could fill seats

Reds beat Cubs
CINCINNATI -- Paul Wilson held Sammy Sosa to a harmless single in seven strong innings, then was bloodied and ejected during Cincinnati's second brawl in a week as the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Thursday.

Reds beat Cubs

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.

Bonds ball goes to auction

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.

Stanford advances to finals
OMAHA, Neb. - Danny Putnam hit a two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning to send Stanford into the College World Series championship round with a 7-5 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Thursday night.

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.

Pitching, defense translate to CWS wins

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.

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.

Fantasy Baseball: Clemens builds on his success

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.

Postcard celebrates work of church carpenters

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.

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.

Emory Victoria Reeves

Wesley Chandler Foss

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.

Jacob Lane Roberson

Walter Alexander Ethan Poole

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.

Abigail Grace Nobles and Elizabeth Ashley Nobles

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.

Haley Brianna Byrd

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.

Kattie Michelle Wallace

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.

Alexis Elizabeth Robertson

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.

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.

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.

John Hardin Franklin Jr.

Rachel Haven Loy

Allison Grace Williams

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Samuel J. Mumpower Jr.

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.

Tarkeria Barbriana Gough

Breylon Christopher Davis

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.

Natalie Jo Prather

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.

Zyri Brianna Howard

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

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.

Delaney Carswell Gay

William Parker Bonnette

Jayla Diaz

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.

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.

Killer whose lawyer slept in court pleads guilty
HOUSTON -- A convicted killer who won a new trial because his lawyer slept through parts of his case pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in a deal that spared him from a possible death sentence.

Climber survives lightning strike, dies in second hit an hour later
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A college student survived a lightning strike while mountain climbing, but was killed in a second strike about an hour later as he and his girlfriend waited out the storm, authorities said.

Odds and Ends
NORMANDY PARK, Wash. -- It was a very short trip to paradise for one 13-year-old boy: He flew from Washington to Hawaii and back in less than a day.

Boy killed by alligator in Dead River
TAVARES, Fla. -- A 12-year-old boy swimming in the Dead River was dragged under and killed by a 10-foot alligator minutes after two friends spotted the reptiles in the water and screamed at him to get out.

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 hold off Braves' late rally

Lopez has All-Star numbers
PHILADELPHIA - There was a time when people said Atlanta catcher Javy Lopez would be a perennial All-Star.

Braves take out Phils

Lopez has All-Star numbers

Phillies hold off Braves' late rally
PHILADELPHIA - This is how bad it has become for the Atlanta Braves.

Employers, employees often become victims

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.

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.

Roll back of eased media ownership rules approved by Senate committee

Stores cash in on Harry

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

Roll back of eased media ownership rules approved by Senate committee
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Commerce Committee voted Thursday to overturn parts of a Federal Communications Commission decision freeing media companies from decades-old ownership limits and allowing them to buy more outlets and merge in new ways.

Stores cash in on Harry
NEW YORK - As the latest Harry Potter tale reaches store shelves, retailers hope to sell more than just books. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will offer Harry Potter cakes and is increasing its selection of toys and DVDs. Toys "R" Us has created Harry Potter boutiques within its stores.

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

New leader reaches out to members, businesses

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.

New jobs may be coming

Current account deficit swells to record $136.1 billion

McDonald's curbing antibiotic use in meat
CHICAGO -- Responding to rising concerns about the heavy use of antibiotics to develop livestock, McDonald's Corp. is placing some restrictions on its suppliers that advocacy groups say could help curb worldwide use of the drugs.

Current account deficit swells to record $136.1 billion
WASHINGTON -- The deficit in the broadest measure of trade swelled to a record $136.1 billion in the first three months of 2003 as war tensions stoked the prices of imported crude oil and other petroleum products.

Business briefs
NEW YORK -- Home decorating queen Martha Stewart will go on trial in January to face charges that she lied to investigators and investors about a questionably timed 2001 stock sale.

McDonald's curbing antibiotic use in meat

New jobs may be coming
Two months after visiting executives toured the area during Masters Week, business leaders say they have solid leads from companies looking to add new facilities and jobs to the area.

New leader reaches out to members, businesses
Gordon Renshaw doesn't want to be presumptuous. So, after only a couple of days at the helm of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, he said he really doesn't have any long-term goals.

Scientists test radio waves to kill bugs in nuts

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.

Clemson hires Bradley as basketball associate coach

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.

Phillips expects to release security plan in a few weeks

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.

Hokies face tough decision on ACC
RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Tech's sudden re-entry in the Atlantic Coast Conference expansion picture created quite a stir on campus Thursday, and could put the Hokies in the position of facing a difficult decision.

Two Gators plead on seperate battery charges

Hokies face tough decision on ACC

Schedule set for ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Hydrogen dreams

Meltdown

Meltdown
You can't say the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority isn't doing its share of managing the civic center.

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.

A welcome bailout

Time to do this right

Hydrogen dreams
President Bush sought to make developing clean-burning hydrogen fuel cells to power cars a high priority in his State of the Union address last January. Since then, the plan, calling for spending $1.2 billion in federal money on hydrogen fuel research over five years, ran into criticism for being too expensive and too far off in the future to be a credible alternative to conventional fuel.

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.

Standing ovations
The Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., will be turned into a vintage-car parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday when the Model A Ford Club of America holds its Southeastern divisional meeting. More than 85 of Henry Ford's manufactured marvels are expected to be on display. For more information, call 722-8454.

Applause calendar
ASHANTI, MR. CHEEKS: 8 p.m. June 27, Barton Field, Fort Gordon; gates open 7 p.m.; must have photo ID; $20 advance, $25 at gate; 793-8552 or fortgordon.com.

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

Bookstores plan for Harry Potter rush
It has been three years since Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire hit bookstores nationwide.

Trenton's festival has more than peaches
If it can be made from peaches, you'll probably find it Saturday at the Ridge Peach Festival in Trenton, S.C.

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

Send us your picks
Compare a "before-I-had-kids" checkbook register to one today. Or look back at your date book before the little ones arrived. It's hard to believe either could have been written by the same person. Kids change everything about the way we spend money and the things we do.

The Sweet Sound of Summer Vacation
"Mommy, Maddy, gave me a monster wedgie!" Ah, yet another of my sweet wake-up calls as summer vacation rolls into its second month.

Swingin' Good Time
Benjamin Greever, 31/2, enjoys swinging at Savannah Rapids Pavilion Park.

Create a birdbath
So your kids are getting a little restless this summer. Here's a fun and easy birdbath project that will keep them busy for awhile and give you a new addition for your garden.

Extras
Comfort is a key factor in choosing any pair of shoes but there are specific comfort factors that can also affect foot development when choosing shoes for children.

What to do
A lising of family friendly events in the area.

Ready, Set, Go
Lauren Green checks her shoes as she prepares to walk the track at Warren Park.

Canoeing Adventure
Chuck Woody and Chris McElhaney canoe at Lake Thurmond's Camp Lakeside run by the Family Y.

Hula Girl
Callie Younginer, 6, dances by her family pool in Evans.

Small appliance cooking
BODY:One month into summer, and you've probably heard "I'm bored" more times than you'd like to admit. While students look forward to having the summer off, it seems there's never enough to do to stave off boredom.

From the editor
Funny how it's always the same people doing things - those are the people others turn to because they know they can count on them.

Summer safety
Children who wear safety helmets while riding their bicycles are moving in the right direction, but for the helmets to be the most effective, they also need to fit properly.

Investors take profits for second day
NEW YORK -- Worried that Wall Street might have gotten ahead of itself, investors adopted a cautious strategy Thursday, cashing in more profits from the market's recent rallies and giving the market's major indexes their biggest losses in a month.

Estate taxes repeal bill faces uphill battle in Senate

Panel passes bill giving deal on medical savings
WASHINGTON - A House committee advanced a Republican bill on Thursday that would allow individuals to sock away $2,000 a year tax-free in health savings accounts.

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.

Estate taxes repeal bill faces uphill battle in Senate
WASHINGTON -- The House passed legislation that would permanently abolish estate taxes, but the bill faces long odds against winning support in the Senate.

Mortgage rates remain at record low levels
WASHINGTON --Rates on 30-year mortgages remained at record low levels this week, welcome news to the housing market, one of the economy's few sources of power.

House votes to extend April 15 deadline for electronic tax filers
WASHINGTON -- Millions of people who file their taxes electronically would get an extra 15 days under a House bill that accountants and tax preparers say could create confusion over the traditional April 15 deadline.

Investors take profits for second day

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

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.

Investors take profits for second day
NEW YORK -- Worried that Wall Street might have gotten ahead of itself, investors adopted a cautious strategy Thursday, cashing in more profits from the market's recent rallies. Stocks incurred sharp losses despite two encouraging reports, one showing a drop in jobless claims and the other forecasting stronger-than-expected prospects for the economy.

Mortgage rates remain at record low levels

Fisherman's calendar
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Anglers find largemouth fishing tough

Anglers find largemouth fishing tough
Fishermen who prefer to use live herring for bait are doing well on their quests for striped bass and hybrids, but largemouth bass fishermen using artificial lures are finding it mostly t-o-u-g-h.

Fisherman's calendar

Take care of plants before vacation
It's summer and it's time for vacation. You probably make arrangements to have a neighbor or friend look after your house, pick up the newspaper and mail, turn the lights on and off and feed your pets. But what about the garden, lawn and house plants? They need attention, too.

Seed sowing is an art
What a thrill it is to watch sprouts of newly planted seeds poke up through the soil. But what a disappointment when, instead of an orderly row of well-spaced seedlings, only a few come up here and there down the row.

Flowers in garden honor those who gave them
A rose by any other name would have to be in Annette Bridge's garden.

Flowers in garden honor those who gave them

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

Augusta loses twice
SAVANNAH - The Augusta GreenJackets finally opened the second-half of the South Atlantic League season Thursday, and it wasn't worth the wait.

GreenJackets On-Deck
Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs (Devil Rays) at Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox) WHERE: Lake Olmstead Stadium

People are strangers only if you haven't met them

Tiger still chasing Furyk; Baird shoots 63
HARRISON, N.Y. -- Tiger Woods is still chasing Jim Furyk.

Augusta State coaching job generates interest

Everyone should be in a slump like Tiger Woods
HARRISON, N.Y. -- Tiger Woods smiled at the suggestion he's in a slump.

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

Barrett takes one-stroke lead in Rochester LPGA

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.

Barrett takes one-stroke lead in Rochester LPGA
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Tina Barrett, whose only tour victory came in her rookie year in 1989, birdied the last three holes Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the Rochester LPGA.

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.

Tiger still chasing Furyk; Baird shoots 63

Everyone should be in a slump like Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods chasing first Westchester title

As Sorenstam surges ahead, Webb tries to keep her focus

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.

GreenJackets On-Deck

Augusta loses twice

Event strives to grow

Postcard celebrates work of church carpenters
Some people do more than see the sights when they travel. Sometimes they make a difference for someone else.

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.

Cycling event participation appreciated

Only bigots say illegal aliens harm
Regarding John T. Petrozello's June 18 letter, "Illegal immigrants hurt United States": He stated illegal immigrants negatively impacted the U.S economy, culture, educational system, crime rates and social institutions. Then he offered a twofold solution to the immigration problem. Kevin Palmer, Martinez, Ga.

Liberals use creationism to scare

We need a Truth in Spending Act
I nearly always agree with President George W. Bush, but I don't agree with sending $15 billion to fight AIDS in Africa. Not that I'm not sympathetic to their suffering; I just don't think it will get any further than oil for food in Iraq. I don't think we should send more than all other nations combined. Besides, all of ours is borrowed money. Harry Oliphant, Hephzibah, Ga.

MCG needs a leadership overhaul

MCG needs a leadership overhaul
The pharmacy at the Medical College of Georgia needs to be kept open. They also need a new president and executives to run the hospital and clinic. Where's all the money going? Margaree Proctor, Augusta

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

Cycling event participation appreciated
On behalf of the Dodge Tour de Georgia and the entire team, I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Augusta for making the inaugural event in April an overwhelming success. Stan Holm, Atlanta, Ga.

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

Only bigots say illegal aliens harm

Hula Girl

Send us your picks

Small appliance cooking

Study: treatment rates up for major depression

The Sweet Sound of Summer Vacation

Advice for young Americans with penchant for tanning

Ready, Set, Go

In the know

Swingin' Good Time

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

Helping the Hulk

From the editor

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.

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?

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.

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

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

Serviceman of the day
Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Hunter is today's serviceman of the day.

Graduations move out of civic center
Next spring, when Richmond County students graduate, they won't walk across the stage at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

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.

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.

Tip spurs arrests in fire death
Charlie Johnson's family kept telling Richmond County investigators that he didn't just die in an accidental house fire. It was foul play, they insisted.

Across the area
A former Augusta woman convicted of abusing her three children by beating, binding and locking them in closets is scheduled to be paroled today, three years before her prison term ends.

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.

News you can use

Plane wreckage removed from swamp
The Piper Navajo will be sent to a storage facility in Griffin, Ga. The National Transportation Safety Board will then begin an investigation, which could last six months to a year.

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.

Damp weather leads to mold

Across the Southeast
JACKSON, Ga. -A defense attorney testified that he was drinking a quart of vodka a day during a 1997 murder trial.

Atlanta Gas clash persists

Antique Ford parade spurs memories, tales
AIKEN - Ted Rabun watched a string of old Ford Model A's roll along Laurens Street during a Shade A Club parade in downtown Aiken on Thursday, and his mind took him back in time to a much different America.

Woman dies in wreck

News you can use
JUNE 20, 1939 Witnesses in the assault and battery cases against William E. Bush, the president of the Forest Hills Hotel, have been subpoenaed for Thursday.

Wreckage recovered from fatal plane crash

Rants and Raves
HERE'S A RANT for the Corps of Engineers' operation of Thurmond Lake. You doubled the prices for everything, and the maintenance and services are nonexistent. I've been in bars that smelled better than the bathrooms. All you need is a bulldozer to push around the trash at Lake Springs, and you can call it a dump.

Library book reader

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.

Tip spurs arrests in fire death

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Prosecutor gets fire chief file

Boy, 13, charged in death
Aiken County sheriff's officials charged a 13-year-old Monetta boy in the death of a Monetta man Thursday night.

Library book reader
Brittany Merriweather, 5, traces the words with her fingers as she reads silly fairy tales at the library on Greene Street. She and her mom, Martina Simpkins, visited the library Thursday.

Man gets 25-year sentence

Rains hit record pace

Rains hit record pace
If recent rains persist, Augusta could be breaking rainfall records.

Boyces' soil OK, witness testifies

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.

City sets up for Bush visit

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.

Plane wreckage removed from swamp

Antique Ford parade spurs memories, tales

Witness states tests link sludge to deaths

Plane crash is still a mystery

Servicewoman of the day

Bald eagle will grace new plates
Bald eagles will be riding with Georgia drivers next year.

Across the Southeast

Atlanta Gas clash persists
An environmental cleanup in Augusta remains in legal limbo while attorneys for Atlanta Gas Light Co. and the city work toward a contract for completion of the project.

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.

Boyces' soil OK, witness testifies
Pastures at Boyceland Dairy show no evidence of contamination and could return to productive use immediately, according to a former Auburn University professor who testified Thursday on behalf of the city of Augusta.

Alliance survives despite fund cut

Fan has tight grip on Hulk
When Bruce Banner was bombarded with gamma radiation, he transformed into The Incredible Hulk.

Drought laws discussed as rainstorms continue

Police investigate man's kidnapping
An Augusta businessman was kidnapped Wednesday night by two masked robbers who had hidden in his van while he paid for gasoline at a convenience store, authorities said.

Deadly accident

Prosecutor gets fire chief file
Nearly one year after a special grand jury report criticized the city's former fire chief and hinted of possible criminal acts, the investigative file is in the hands of a new prosecutor.

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

Officials pore over gambling decision
North Augusta city leaders are worried that the electronic gaming industry is attempting to use a recent court development to sidestep the video poker laws that banned games of chance three years ago and bring similar machines back to their town.

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

Day care worker in wreck is fired

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.

Police investigate man's kidnapping

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

Officials pore over gambling decision

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.

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.

Coliseum board rejects contract

Pair accused of stealing, growing plants

First Friday coincides with Fourth of July

Across the area

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.

Damp weather leads to mold
The grass is growing without limits. Puddles are everywhere, and basements are flooded.

Correction

City sets up for Bush visit
GREENSBORO, Ga. - President Bush has selected the affluent Reynolds Plantation in Greene County for his first campaign stop outside of Washington, D.C.

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.

At the Movies: 'Alex & Emma'

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JUST OUT: Deliver Us From Eva, Heaven, Narc and Just Married

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

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.

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Mini reviews

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, check out augusta.com/movies.

At the Movies: 'Hulk'

At the Movies: 'Hulk'
Ang Lee attracted droves of subtitle-shy Americans to his Mandarin-language epic "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," an elegant and deeply passionate story of tragic heroes.

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.

Harpist uses talent to help patients heal

Harpist uses talent to help patients heal
Nell Morris has a Harley, a harp and, as it turns out, healing hands.

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.

Q&A with Ricky Rudd

Road course specialists race at Sonoma
SONOMA, Calif. -- They are hired guns, specialists brought in to drive in the only two road races on the Winston Cup schedule each season.

NASCAR's races will go wireless

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

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

Road course specialists race at Sonoma

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.

All in the family

News of sponsor leaked

NASCAR's races will go wireless
ATLANTA - Instead of lighting up, NASCAR will dial up in 2004.

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.

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

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.

ABC samples tackle's humor

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Ms. Mary Thomas (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joe Black (WADLEY, Ga.)

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Mr. Dustin Berry (RACINE, Wis.)

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Mrs. Maggie Griffin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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Mr. Henry Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ilvin Bush (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Three impressive choices for military leadership
LAST WEEK Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made some extremely important decisions about who would lead the military in the future. Who are these people and what will they bring to the table? I will tell a brief story about each person.

Three impressive choices for military leadership
LAST WEEK Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made some extremely important decisions about who would lead the military in the future. Who are these people and what will they bring to the table? I will tell a brief story about each person.

Overtime

Hewitt to open against Karlovic at Wimbledon

In the game spotlight

Labor of Love

Women's gymnastics team fiercest since early 1980s

Inaugural event gets 115 boxers

Glamour soccer star Beckham on Asian tour

Foot injury fails to derail boy's dreams

Get in the Game - Rugby

Overtime

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.

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.

Inaugural event gets 115 boxers
Augusta's Martin Murray made short work of Manuel Garcia at the first Augusta Summer Boxing Classic held at May Park.

Glamour soccer star Beckham on Asian tour
TOKYO -- English soccer star David Beckham is so popular in Japan he can change fashion overnight. Last year, he did it with his tufted, spiky hairdo. These days, the country deferentially calls his shaggy ponytail a "samurai topknot."

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.

Hewitt to open against Karlovic at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- Lleyton Hewitt will open his Wimbledon title defense against Ivo Karlovic, a Croat ranked 203rd.

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

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

Overtime
The River Golf Club in North Augusta will hold a golf tournament Monday at 12:30 p.m. to benefit Clemson's WestZone project.

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.

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.

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

ABC samples tackle's humor
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Leave it to Bob Whitfield to have the final word.

Reunions brings singer home

Reunions brings singer home
Singer Suzanne Lawrence Geimer is living the good life in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Peck characters are timeless

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.

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

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

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.

Club calendar

Trenton's festival has more than peaches

Applause calendar

The buck stops with Felton at UGA
ATHENS, Ga. -- Dennis Felton says his regime at Georgia will be different from the last one: If anything goes wrong, he's the man to see.

The buck stops with Felton at UGA

Peck characters are timeless
Gregory Peck, who died June 11 at the age of 87, may not have invented dignity, but his quiet humanity, chiseled chin and soft, rumbling voice went a long way toward selling it to a movie-going public.

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.

Gamecocks return with something more than a title

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Odds and Ends

Former judge charged with shoplifting

Climber survives lightning strike, dies in second hit an hour later

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

Killer whose lawyer slept in court pleads guilty