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Real life mirrors fiction for Jacquelyn Mitchard
OREGON, Wis. -- Jacquelyn Mitchard leans against two pillows on her unmade king-size bed, its cream colored sheets visible under a light green and peach comforter.

Real life mirrors fiction for Jacquelyn Mitchard

Stanford evens series against Rice

Stanford evens series against Rice
OMAHA, Neb. -- John Hudgins earned his third win of the College World Series, and Sam Fuld hit a leadoff home run to tie the CWS record for career hits as the Cardinal defeated Rice 8-3 on Sunday in the second game of the championship series.

If you really want that job, keep your focus on the ties

Court: woman can sue over ban of lawn sign
PHILADELPHIA -- Sybil Peachlum has been fighting York City Hall for a decade over a lawn sign with an anthropomorphized peach holding a newspaper with the headline, "Peachy News. Jesus is Alive."

Man convicted of contracting defective bomb-sniffing dogs
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A dog trainer was convicted Friday of contracting defective bomb-sniffing dogs to the federal government.

Woman accused of leaving man stuck in windshield to die
FORT WORTH, Texas -- It was hours before dawn on a highway southeast of downtown. A homeless man walked along a shoulder of the road as a former nurse's aide drove home after a night of drinking at a bar.

Filmmakers get probation for staging fights among homeless
EL CAJON, Calif. -- Three filmmakers have been sentenced to probation for paying homeless people to beat each other up on camera, then selling the videotapes over the Internet.

Braves' notebook

Streak doesn't concern Chipper

Hot streak continues for Lopez
ATLANTA - Few expect Javy Lopez to lead the league in home runs, not when he's hit more than 30 just once in nine years in the major leagues.

Braves' notebook
ATLANTA - For the Atlanta Braves, the difficult questions can wait.

Streak doesn't concern Chipper
ATLANTA - Last year, Chipper Jones batted .301 with runners in scoring position and knocked in 100 runs, becoming the fifth player in National League history to reach 100 RBI in seven straight seasons.

Pitching turns cold in Atlanta
ATLANTA - This is the kind of day it was for Bobby Cox: Before even attempting to explain how Shane Reynolds will hold his spot in the starting rotation once Paul Byrd returns, the Braves manager discussed his relief corps, which took even more creativity.

Hot streak continues for Lopez

Pitching turns cold in Atlanta

The tax cut impact
The Bush tax cut will yank $350 billion out of federal tax collectors hands during the next decade, but it terms of dollars and cents, it might be tough to figure out how much of that will end up in your pocket.

Entrepreneurship offers flexibility

Business owners should make succession plan
There are only a few certainties in life; death, taxes and - one thing few successful small-business owners realize or want to realize - the day they will be faced with this dilemma: "How do I exit, and when?"

Iraq exports first oil to world markets since war

Pocket change

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Augusta Sportswear Inc.

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Wednesday: AM Connection; North Augusta Chamber of Commerce; guest speaker Connie Pritchard; North Augusta Community Center; 7:15-8:30 a.m.; for information or reservations, call (803) 279-2323.

Imports of liquefied natural gas rise

The tax cut impact

Unemployed 'Booomers' encounter particular cruelties in the job search

On the move

Iraq exports first oil to world markets since war
CEYHAN OIL TERMINAL, Turkey -- Iraq returned to the world oil market Sunday, exporting its first crude oil since the U.S.-led invasion, a step crucial for paying for the country's reconstruction.

Female boomers staying on job

New Potter book sets sales record
Harry Potter just keeps topping himself.

Female boomers staying on job
NEW YORK - When Jane Williams was looking for work in the 1970s, employers were more interested in her typing skills than her economics degree. Now the chief executive of a California wealth management firm, she feels that she's just hitting her stride - and is in no hurry to retire.

Imports of liquefied natural gas rise
COVE POINT, Md. -- For the first time in nearly a quarter century, ships carrying liquefied natural gas will chug up the Chesapeake Bay next month to a massive unloading dock at Cove Point, one mile off the coast of Maryland.

Entrepreneurship offers flexibility
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. - Three years ago, Ann Peden was a cardiology nurse in Athens, Ga.

Unemployed 'Booomers' encounter particular cruelties in the job search
Unemployed Baby Booomers encounter particular cruelties in the job search

On the move
Leslie J. Pollard is joining the central office of the Center for Primary Care, near Doctors Hospital, in July. Dr. Pollard currently runs his private practice, Bulloch Family Medicine, in Statesboro, Ga. The Augusta native earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Xavier University and his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. He completed his residency in family practice at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Business owners should make succession plan

New Potter book sets sales record

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Bizarre, contemptible
"It's bizarre, contemptible, defies reason and logic. I think these people have lost their mind. I think our elected officials who have chosen the people to be on this authority need to be held accountable to the people. I think they need to be taken out and horsewhipped... Take a look at the financial statements. They speak for themselves."

Classical gas welfare
Ethanol, according to its vociferous proponents, is a fuel additive that makes gasoline burn more cleanly, thus reducing pollution and curbing the threat of ozone depletion. The corn-based oxygenate is also a classic example of corporate welfare.

Bizarre, contemptible

Tax hike regrettable

Classical gas welfare

Tax hike regrettable
Could Aiken County's aging police cruisers use more repairs and possibly some replacements? Could the county's new detention center use more employees?

Banana republic
The campaign in California to recall Gov. Gray Davis is shaping up to be an embarrassment to the nation. We're not a banana republic, but what's going on out there could make us look like one.

Jury drama nears end
Augusta commissioners never tire of beating up on the Richmond County special grand jury that for three years went over local government with a fine-tooth comb, pointing out its dysfunctions and making sound recommendations for reform.

Are you hip to Harry?
Now that you've had time to crack the books, how'd you do with The Augusta Chronicle's Harry Potter trivia test?

When will wireless number become portable?

'No down payment' mortgages, grants get working families into their own homes

'No down payment' mortgages, grants get working families into their own homes
NEW YORK -- Later this month, Maurice and Samantha Johnson will be moving out of a relative's house and into their own four-bedroom home.

Time is right for fund investors to be bullish
NEW YORK - With Wall Street rallying for more than three months, stock fund investors are feeling more bullish. Funds with positive returns far outnumber those with negative returns, and riskier funds, including those that focus on growth or technology stocks, are outpacing bearish havens such as gold funds.

When will wireless number become portable?
Q. I saw a bargain cell phone plan I'd like to use, but it's offered by a different wireless carrier than the one I have now, and I'm reluctant to switch mobile numbers. Is this finally the year we'll be able to keep our numbers when we switch wireless carriers?

Time is right for fund investors to be bullish

Market for ethnic food grows
NEW YORK -- At Patel Brothers' fragrant grocery, you can almost get lost these days in the frozen food section.

Market for ethnic food grows

Tech RB plans to enter NFL supplemental draft
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech running back Tony Hollings plans to petition the NFL to enter next month's supplemental draft after being ruled academically ineligible.

Tech RB plans to enter NFL supplemental draft

Around the horn
Hickory Crawdads right-hander Alex Hart was perfect in two starts last week, going 2-0 with an 0.00 ERA in 14 innings. Hart, a fifth-round pick by the Pirates last year out the University of Florida, allowed only six hits and struck out six batters, raising his record to 9-1 and lowering his ERA to 2.66.

Minor league notebook
Red Sox Nation, it's safe to jump aboard the Hanley Ramirez bandwagon again.

Jackets fall in ninth
Lee Curtis attended his share of Charleston RiverDogs games during his standout career at the College of Charleston.

Outfielder's homer caps solid debut with Jackets
Chris Durbin can't match what former Baylor University teammate David Murphy accomplished earlier this month.

Thirteen-year-old Wie captures first national title
PALM COAST, Fla. -- Michelle Wie now has a national championship to go with her unlimited potential.

Thirteen-year-old Wie captures first national title

Kjeldsen holds on to win by two strokes
GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen overcame three bogeys on the front nine and shot even-par 72 Sunday for a two-stroke victory at the Diageo Championship.

Homage to Hogan
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Fifty years ago, Ben Hogan, legs still stiff and painful from the effects of a car accident in 1949, played only six official-money events on the PGA Tour.

Kaye wins Buick Classic in playoff

Golf roundup

Golf roundup
PALM COAST, Fla. - Thirteen-year-old Michelle Wie moved within a victory Saturday of becoming the youngest golfer to win the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.

Homage to Hogan

Kjeldsen holds on to win by two strokes

Steady play carries Lovander in Hy-Vee Classic
JOHNSTON, Iowa -- Marilyn Lovander won the Hy-Vee Classic by one stroke on Sunday when Amy Alcott faltered on the last two holes and Martha Nause missed an 8-foot birdie putt on No. 18 that would have forced a playoff in the Women's Senior Golf Tour event.

Rachel Teske wins by four in Rochester LPGA

Kaye wins Buick Classic in playoff
HARRISON, N.Y. -- Jonathan Kaye won the water-logged Buick Classic for his first PGA Tour title Sunday, holing a 12-foot eagle putt from just off the back of the 18th green on the first hole of a playoff with John Rollins.

Tewell wins Farmers Charity in playoff
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Doug Tewell birdied the third hole of a playoff with Eamonn Darcy of Ireland on Sunday to win the Farmers Charity Classic on the Champions Tours.

Rachel Teske wins by four in Rochester LPGA
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Rachel Teske held off hard-charging rookie Lorena Ochoa with a 4-under 68 Sunday to capture the Rochester LPGA, her second consecutive tournament win for the second time in her career.

Minor league notebook

Jackets fall in ninth

Outfielder's homer caps solid debut with Jackets

West Virginia team takes tourney by storm

If you really want that job, keep your focus on the ties
The graduation speeches have been presented. The caps and gowns have been returned. The break is over, graduates; it's time to land a big job.

Pastor's talents are treasured
I can't bring myself to believe I will no longer be able to hear Dr. Timothy Owings' words of wisdom - either in person or on television - every Sunday morning. I've lost the highlight of my week. What a personal loss for me. I am heartbroken. I regret that I missed the first few years of his ministry, since I only became of member of First Baptist Church in 1995. Freda Smith, Hephzibah, Ga.

YDC story focuses on wrong issues
It is unfortunate to see the upcoming changes at the Augusta Youth Development Campus being compared to the closure of The Bridge Institute in Athens in the June 16 news article, "YDC change recalls failure at Athens center." In fact, the two situations are quite different, and comparing the two leads to a focus on the wrong issues. Judy Fitzgerald, Atlanta, Ga.

Opposes call for Palestinian state

I-520 growth won't change pollution
Regarding Larry Jarrett's June 12 letter, "An I-520 growth spurt may be cancerous in the long run": Charlie Bowles, Evans, Ga.

Counting growth's cost in Columbia Co.
In reply to Larry Jarrett's June 12 letter, "I-520 growth spurt may be cancerous in the long run," and his comment, "Do you think the people in Columbia County want to contaminate their fresh air with that found in the south and east of Augusta?": Wayne Cheselka, North Augusta, S.C.

Pastor's talents are treasured

Opposes call for Palestinian state
True red-blooded Americans, specifically those holding in high regard the Judeo-Christian aspects of America's unique heritage, must never become blind followers of any one political party or individual officeholder. Such loyalty is tantamount to idolatry. P.K. Fitzgerald, Harlem, Ga.

NoviiRemote rescues old Palm from junk drawer

Politically conscious store celebrates 50 years in books

Scenic city was Westerners' entry point to Japan

In the know

Give sympathy cards a personal touch

Home front

DVD player for pirates' favorite format

Array of new television choices dazzle but confuse

The lost art of cursive

Radio personality designed home for casual comfort

Techbits

NoviiRemote rescues old Palm from junk drawer
It was stuck in a junk drawer for most of the last 2 1/2 years, a perfectly good but now hopelessly obsolete Palm IIIxe handheld computer. But I found a way to give it renewed life - as a universal remote control that freed up precious real estate on my coffee table.

Politically conscious store celebrates 50 years in books
SAN FRANCISCO - Browsing through sections marked "muckraking," "anarchism" and "stolen continents" might be unnerving to an unsuspecting book buyer, but it's exactly what draws patrons to City Lights Books.

The lost art of cursive
SAN MATEO, Calif. - Monique McGowan sharpens a No. 2 pencil, straightens her posture and sharply slants her notebook to prepare for her weekly lesson in cursive.

In the know
If little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice, then the women profiled in Simon Doonan's Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons from Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women have been made of sass and vinegar.

DVD player for pirates' favorite format
NEW YORK -- It's sure to draw the attention of movie pirates, and I don't mean the kind played by Errol Flynn: a DVD player that also supports the most popular format for movies swapped on the Web.

Give sympathy cards a personal touch
Dear Carson: In the past year I have had two family members pass away. I have received more than 100 cards. Not one of them was handwritten, which is what the etiquette books say to do. A few of them did have very personal notes, which I acknowledged. So what is correct? Also, the family acknowledged every floral arrangement and each gift to the memorial fund with a handwritten note. Was it too much to expect at least one person to make the effort to write a sympathy note? - Expected More Effort

Techbits
NEW YORK -- Hewlett-Packard Co. will pre-install anti-spam software with its consumer desktop computers, though the free program will only block certain types of unsolicited e-mail.

Radio personality designed home for casual comfort
Radio personality T Gentry has strived to achieve the "Pottery Barn cottage look" in his North Augusta home by using earth-toned colors and handmade furniture.

Scenic city was Westerners' entry point to Japan
NAGASAKI, Japan - It's one of the world's most romantic harbors, a three-mile slash of glittering blue water carved between lush green mountains, facing the great markets and ports of Asia.

Scientists struggle to shed light on dark matter, energy
WASHINGTON - The Earth, moon, sun and all visible stars in the sky make up less than 1 percent of the universe. Almost all the rest is dark matter and dark energy, unknown forces that puzzle astronomers.

Array of new television choices dazzle but confuse
EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. -- At the Good Guys store, a wall gleams with more than two dozen flat-panel televisions, hanging like video canvases at a museum. Gary Dixon ogles them, then walks out with a sigh.

Home front
Ceramic tile is a most attractive floor covering and, believe it or not, can be installed directly over a vinyl floor. It's easy. First, use a belt sander to clean and score the vinyl. Next, apply two coats of bonding agent. This will help the mortar stick to the floor.

Rainy summer arrives

Georgia's lottery: 10 years and counting

Across South Carolina
PICKENS -Oconee County Supervisor Ann Hughes faces more trouble with the law, this time with Pickens County authorities.

Across the southeast
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -Coast Guard rescuers were searching Sunday for a Palm Beach County couple who disappeared in their fishing boat on Florida's Atlantic coast last week.

Small-town merchants enjoy train passengers

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Army Sgt. Devin L. Battle of Wrens, Ga.

Model A enthusiasts show cars

News you can use
JUNE 23, 1956 A Fort Gordon soldier, Pfc. Ralph Howland, 26, was killed yesterday afternoon when the car in which he was traveling overturned on Tobacco Road near the intersection of U.S. Highway 25.

Across Georgia

HOPE scholarship puts Georgia colleges a step ahead
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Without the HOPE scholarship program, Georgia College & State University might be like many small public colleges - a place for local students who couldn't get accepted at most other schools.

Rants and Raves
BASEBALL IS GOING to be like wrestling - fake. It is not how you play the game, but how many bucks you get. It is no game; it has gone nuts with player costs and ticket costs.

Excessive rain delays field work and damages some crops
ALBANY, Ga. -- Farmers Neil and Boyd Hagerson have about had it with rain, but the brothers are reluctant to complain, considering that Georgia is just emerging from a five-year drought that cost growers millions in crop losses.

Jail improves on security

Counties plan to seek more money from SRS
AIKEN - Before the Savannah River Site nuclear facility started giving, it took.

Sport's popularity takes off among older crowd

Tracks open after train derailment
By early Sunday morning a train derailment in an Augusta neighborhood had been cleaned up and the tracks were reopened, said CSX spokesman Dan Murphy.

Police catch teen suspect
An Augusta teen wanted in the killing of a man on Valentine's Day was captured Saturday, police said.

Hearings on flooding to focus on hazard plan
Qualifying for government grants that could help Augusta fix flooding begins with four public meetings scheduled for this week.

Soldier speaks against war
As a soldier, Staff Sgt. Bradley E. Owens followed the orders of the commander-in-chief, fighting in the war in Iraq.

Physicians work to assist Hispanics
The doors to the emergency room part and a nurse approaches as you carry your feverish child in your arms. The nurse looks down and says, "Que es el problema con su nino?" She looks puzzled when you don't respond.

Train derails in Augusta

Aviation experts say most airplane accidents occur in takeoff, landing
AIKEN - Pilots will tell you the tense alpha and omega of any airplane flight is the takeoff and the landing.

Renovations are ahead for I-20 weigh stations
The water stains from the leaky roof have been painted over, but there's still a yellow cord in place of a doorknob on the bathroom door.

Across South Carolina

Renovations are ahead for I-20 weigh stations

Aviation experts say most airplane accidents occur in takeoff, landing

Soldier speaks against war

Sport's popularity takes off among older crowd
BURNETTOWN - The turnout of wetsuit-attired gray-hairs at Saturday's Southeastern Regional Regatta on Langley Pond seemed ample evidence that rowing isn't a young man's sport anymore.

Residents hold talk with Burns

Train derails in Augusta
Mike Stewart, of Augusta, said he'd never seen a train derailment, but he got the chance Saturday afternoon when 15 flatbed cars came off the tracks not far from where he was walking on Poplar Street.

Ruben calls for whippings

Rainy summer arrives
ATLANTA - Forecasters predict the rain is here to stay for the summer.

News you can use
June 22, 1933 W.F. Burton Sr., an outstanding Augusta merchant and president of the local union of the Quality Service Stores Inc., was elected president yesterday of the national organization at its national convention in Newport News, Va.

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Air Force Airman Chad E. Jones of Augusta.

Flier goes to hospital after crash

Across the southeast
NORWOOD, N.C. -The body of an 8-year-old boy was found about 15 miles downstream from where he, his father and two other people were swept to their deaths by a flooded stream, officials said Saturday.

Across the area
Three people were arrested at a Clearwater motel after two men led Richmond County and Aiken County authorities on a two-county chase Saturday morning, authorities said.

Across the southeast

Model A enthusiasts show cars
Not all restored antique cars are simply showpieces.

Ruben calls for whippings
Leave it to downtown businesswoman and former mayoral candidate Bonnie Ruben to tell it like it is.

Officials delay permits for Sunday beer, wine
AIKEN - The beer coolers remained off-limits to grocery shoppers Sunday.

Residents hold talk with Burns
U.S. Rep. Max Burns, R-Ga., spoke one-on-one with a small group of Augustans about several hot-button issues Saturday afternoon.

News you can use

Flier goes to hospital after crash
An Aiken County couple's Saturday afternoon was interrupted when an open-framed glider crashed into a basketball court in their back yard, seriously injuring the pilot.

Minibottle law stays in force

HOPE scholarship puts Georgia colleges a step ahead

Across the area

Across Georgia
CONYERS -A 17-year-old who sent sexually explicit text messages over a cell phone to a 12-year-old girl was arrested as he was circling the girl's neighborhood, police said.

County Civic Board examines future after contract rejection
Those who visit the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center complex can expect the status quo as far as events and service for the immediate future.

Serviceman of the day

Police catch teen suspect

Dog bites threaten children

Dog bites threaten children
Christy Wright knows the damage a dog bite can cause to a child.

Serviceman of the day

Across the area
A suspect sought in the weekend slaying of a Hephzibah man was found hiding under a bed early Sunday, authorities said.

Physicians work to assist Hispanics

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Budget cuts at the state Revenue Department have added to the budget crisis by making it more difficult for the state to collect from people who owe back taxes.

Across the area

Across Georgia
BRUNSWICK -An elderly man in southeast Georgia is the first person in the nation this year to get infected with eastern equine encephalitis, state health officials said.

Georgia's lottery: 10 years and counting
ATLANTA - Ten years ago, the Georgia Lottery began selling tickets to a state that wasn't quite sold on the idea of government-run gambling.

Small-town merchants enjoy train passengers
Passengers from the tourist train eye exhibits at the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum in Leslie. The museum gets most of its business from the train, which stops once a week in the tiny community before heading to its destination of Americus.

Driver's licenses get new design
ATLANTA - Georgia is revamping driver's licenses as part of a $20 million effort to reduce identity theft and keep illegal drivers off the road. It also should be easier to prevent alcohol sales to minors.

Summer enrollement in college gives jump start for freshmen
Few people think of college students as early starters.

Jail improves on security
AIKEN - In his 10 years as a corrections officer in Aiken County, Lt. Vernon Wright has never seen as many people locked up on murder charges as there are now at the Doris C. Gravat Detention Center.

Death stops trial
A murder suspect who was depressed about his upcoming trial died Sunday morning from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, authorities said.

Minibottle law stays in force
AIKEN - Some say one of the reasons South Carolina has the worst drunken-driving fatality record in the nation can be found in a tiny bit of glass with a twist-off cap.

Rants and Raves
BASEBALL IS GOING to be like wrestling - fake. It is not how you play the game, but how many bucks you get. It is no game; it has gone nuts with player costs and ticket costs.

News you can use

Excessive rain delays field work and damages some crops

Across South Carolina

Officials delay permits for Sunday beer, wine

Across Georgia

Counties plan to seek more money from SRS

Summer enrollement in college gives jump start for freshmen

Across the southeast

Rants and raves
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County Civic Board examines future after contract rejection

Adams trying to patch things up
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Standing in the middle of the main intersection between Hunter's Pharmacy and the Town House Restaurant, you can't help but marvel at the peculiarity of a presidential motorcade speeding through the middle of nowhere.

'Hulk' smashes June opening record with $62.6 million box office debut

'Hulk' smashes June opening record with $62.6 million box office debut
LOS ANGELES -- "The Hulk" was a monster at the box office in its debut weekend, with the comic-book adaptation taking in a June opening record of $62.6 million.

Fernandez gets first win as owner
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Adrian Fernandez got his first win as a team owner, and his first victory as a driver since 2000, pulling away from pole-sitter Paul Tracy to win the G.I. Joe's 200 Sunday at Portland International Raceway.

Gordons end up 1 and 2
SONOMA, Calif. - Robby Gordon had road racing experience and a strong Chevrolet in the Dodge/Save Mart 350, but those factors weren't nearly as important as his reputation for being aggressive.

Fernandez gets first win as owner

Newman's back at the wheel
SONOMA, Calif. - Ryan Newman was treated Saturday from the lingering effects of his onboard fire last Sunday at the Michigan International Speedway.

Nextel trying to block AT&T

Gordons end up 1 and 2

Nextel trying to block AT&T
SONOMA, Calif. - Nextel's 10-year, $700 million-plus contract with NASCAR for the naming rights to what's now known as the Winston Cup Series may give the telecommunications company enough clout to block AT&T's entry into the sport next year.

Intrigue in 2003 NBA Draft starts at pick No. 4
NEW YORK -- "With the first relatively surprising pick of the 2003 NBA draft, the Toronto Raptors select ... ." Wouldn't it be fitting if commissioner David Stern walked to the podium at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night and uttered those words?

Intrigue in 2003 NBA Draft starts at pick No. 4

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Mr. James Davidson (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth Chitty (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Ola Tillman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Monica Latulippe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ilvin Bush (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Joyce Holley (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Mathew Caines (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Opha Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.S. Stubbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sheldonia Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dea. Fannie Halley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Chitty (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Justice (COCHRAN, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Adams (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Griffin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenie Nunn (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Scoggins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eldridge Hutto (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Abraham Kirkland (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Wylly Jordan Sr. (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Reardon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sgt. 1st Class Elmer Mafnas (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Davidson (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Lawrence Sutton (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Tietjen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jink Leverett Jr. (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ella May (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Coleman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sheldonia Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Judith Crawford (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. William Griffin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ilvin Bush (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Burton (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Area sports announcements

Mike Tyson arrested in brawl outside Brooklyn hotel

Silver Bluff star led team to state title

Wimbledon '03: What can Agassi still accomplish?

Future hinges on state funds

Aiken horse is 4th

Overtime

Roscoe's loss is tough blow

Lewis retains heavyweight title when cut stops Klitschko

Williams sisters look to grab another title

Overtime

Spring sports MVPs

Bloody night leaves Lewis with some questions and explaining to do

Lewis retains heavyweight title when cut stops Klitschko
LOS ANGELES -- Lennox Lewis was exposed as an aging fighter Saturday night by Vitali Klitschko, but retained his heavyweight title after a cut stopped the big and tough challenger after six brawling rounds.

Spring sports MVPs
Micahel Barber was the most successful tennis player in the area - at least, individually - making the Class AAAA quarterfinals of the boys singles championships before he was knocked out by Richland Northeast's Jason Hood. Barber also led the Thoroughbreds to the team quarterfinals

Silver Bluff star led team to state title
Deidre Simmons' worth to the Silver Bluff softball team was summarized perfectly in the best-of-three championship series against Crescent.

Aiken horse is 4th
NEW YORK - Dogwood Stable's Smok'n Frolic finished fourth in the Ogden Phipps Handicap at Belmont Park on Saturday.

Wimbledon '03: What can Agassi still accomplish?
WIMBLEDON, England -- There was a time when Andre Agassi could do without the All England Club, its traditions and, especially, its courts.

Mike Tyson arrested in brawl outside Brooklyn hotel
NEW YORK -- Mike Tyson was released from a Brooklyn police precinct Saturday afternoon, hours after his arrest on assault charges following a brawl with two men outside a hotel.

Future hinges on state funds
Weekend warriors beware: The Georgia Games is in a quandary.

Bloody night leaves Lewis with some questions and explaining to do
LOS ANGELES -- His night in the ring was long since over, and Lennox Lewis and his people were still working hard. Vitali Klitschko was tough enough, but now there was some serious explaining to do.

Roscoe's loss is tough blow
Terry Roscoe's loss in Saturday's Augusta Summer Boxing Classic was an emotional one for the Augusta Boxing Club member, his family and supporters.

Connecticut AG accuses ACC, schools of delays in litigation over expansion
Connecticut's attorney general sent a letter Sunday to Miami, Boston College and the Atlantic Coast Conference, accusing them of delaying a lawsuit by Big East schools trying to stop ACC expansion.

Area sports announcements
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Overtime
Chicago Bulls guard Jay Williams injured his knee and pelvis in addition to breaking his leg in a motorcycle accident, a source close to the player said.

Overtime
Georgia Tech running back Tony Hollings, who was ruled academically ineligible, will petition the NFL for eligibility in next month's supplemental draft.

Williams sisters look to grab another title
WIMBLEDON, England -- Pete Sampras is out. So is the curtsy.

Outdoors calendar
Monday: CSRA Flyfishing Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Wilde Clubhouse, 4275 Owens Road, Evans. Fisheries biologist Ed Bettross will discuss the Augusta Canal and Savannah River. The public is welcome.

Outdoors calendar

Georgian finds thrill of hunt in primitive weapons
SPRINGFIELD, Ga. - Thad Beckum found his first stone arrowhead as a child.

West Virginia team takes tourney by storm
Alexis Hornbuckle's speed and the consistent jump shot of Tasha Humphries made the West Virginia Tornadoes a tournament favorite at the fourth annual Garden City Roundball Classic.

Georgian finds thrill of hunt in primitive weapons

Adams trying to patch things up

Sci Fi Channel to investigate UFOs
NEW YORK -- In an unusual step for a television network, the Sci Fi Channel is campaigning to persuade the government to be more forthcoming and aggressive in investigating UFO sightings.

In pace-setting Britain, housework makes for hot reality TV

'This Far By Faith' explores the religions, faith of black Americans
NEW YORK -- An ambitious goal: To shine light on the religious faith of black Americans, while exploring what sealed their devotion across three centuries of history.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

Sci Fi Channel to investigate UFOs

'This Far By Faith' explores the religions, faith of black Americans

In pace-setting Britain, housework makes for hot reality TV
LONDON -- Ebenezer Scrooge received his bleak vision of an unreformed future from Marley's ghost.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
It's time to salute the season's shrewdest marketing rollout!

Are you hip to Harry?

Man convicted of contracting defective bomb-sniffing dogs

Woman accused of leaving man stuck in windshield to die