Author tells of life as a Rosenberg
When Robert Rosenberg was 7, changing his last name to Meeropol seemed unfair. He didn't want to lose his alliteration, and he certainly didn't want his older brother Michael to gain it.

Arts calendar
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One man gives life to Harry Potter plus 133 others, on tape
LOS ANGELES -- The malevolent warlock He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named lives inside of Jim Dale.

'Potter' could be faster, shorter

'Low Down' celebrates dysfunction
A.J. Albany conducts a guided tour of growing up with her father, pianist Joe Albany, in her memoir Low Down: Junk, Jazz, and Other Fairy Tales From Childhood.

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'Potter' could be faster, shorter
The Harry Potter naysayers who warn that the books' exploration of magical mayhem is evil may be barking up the wrong enchanted tree, but Potter scribe J.K. Rowling does seem to have a fiendish plot.

One man gives life to Harry Potter plus 133 others, on tape

'Low Down' celebrates dysfunction

Author tells of life as a Rosenberg

Red Sox record 14-run inning
BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox set a major league record by scoring 10 runs before making an out against the Florida Marlins and led 14-1 after the first inning Friday night.

Baseball roundup

Baseball roundup
NEW YORK - Roger Clemens earned his 301st victory, and Hideki Matsui hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs as the New York Yankees beat the Mets 7-1 Saturday in the first game of a two-ballpark, day-night doubleheader.

Tattoos provide escape from South Korean draft
SEOUL, South Korea -- Koreans have a curse - "You should be tattooed!" - that reflects the ancient practice of using tattoos to brand thieves and slaves.

Odds and Ends
LIVINGSTON, Mont. -- A retired Montana railroader-turned-mountain man knew the odds were good he'd have a close encounter with a grizzly bear someday while alone in the back country.

Javy Lopez: What a difference a year makes
ATLANTA -- Javy Lopez got a chance to experience rock-bottom.

Furcal's fielding struggles don't alarm Cox, shortstop

Furcal's fielding struggles don't alarm Cox, shortstop
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Atlanta Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal has two errors and no hits in his past three games. He has three errors and three hits in his past five games.

Devil Rays roll past Braves
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - It might be time for the Braves to pull the plug on the Shane Reynolds experiment.

Braves blast Devil Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tampa Bay manager Lou Piniella says that for the Devil Rays to become respectable they must learn how to win the close games.

Javy Lopez: What a difference a year makes

Devil Rays roll past Braves

Consumer spending rises 0.1 percent in May

Donations give students resources for learning
The ambulance parked across from President Terry Elam's office at Augusta Technical College is there so students can train as paramedics to save lives one day. For now, the ambulance is saving the school a lot of money.

Consumer spending rises 0.1 percent in May
WASHINGTON -- Consumers didn't shop until they dropped but they did boost spending in May, a fresh sign that they are still doing their part to keep the economy going.

Low interest rates cut into seniors' savings

Business briefs
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Pfizer Inc.

Donations give students resources for learning

Company eases online search for local businesses
An Augusta Internet services company this week completed the consumer launch of a shopping-oriented search engine that helps people find hometown businesses.

Hundreds of thousands register with national do-not-call list

Low interest rates cut into seniors' savings
When Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan speaks, as he did last week, Wall Street listens. At the same time, Bobbie Olivero and many other seniors hold their breath.

65 workers lose E-Z-Go jobs

Small business should think big in marketing
Every business needs marketing. It's what creates the "door swings and telephone rings" that keep a business in business. But a half-hearted or inconsistent marketing program won't cut it.

Bill would require notification when 'hacked'
WASHINGTON -- Embarrassed businesses and government agencies would have to notify consumers under a proposed law if hackers break into computers and steal some types of personal information, including Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers and credit card information.

Bill would require notification when 'hacked'

On the move

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Waste Management Inc. must sell its operations in Augusta before it can proceed with its merger with Allied Waste Industries Inc., which operates as BFI in Augusta.

Business briefs

65 workers lose E-Z-Go jobs
E-Z-Go's annual shutdown, to accommodate changes for the new model year, begins Monday. It will last four weeks this year because of decreased product demand, the company said.

Business calendar

Hundreds of thousands register with national do-not-call list
WASHINGTON -- The public's simmering frustration with telemarketers erupted Friday as people hurried to sign up for a new national do-not-call list, registering about 635,000 telephone numbers in the program's first 14 hours.

Business calendar
Monday and July 7, 14: GrayKnight Computing; three classes 6-8 p.m.; for more information, contact Donny Gray at 364-4729 or go to www.grayknight.net and click on "Classes."

Company eases online search for local businesses

On the move
Sandra Harrell, a Realtor with Meybohm Realtors, has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist designation by the Council of Residential Specialists.

East Carolina fans want the ACC's consideration

East Carolina fans want the ACC's consideration
RALEIGH, N.C. - As the Atlantic Coast Conference pursues Virginia Tech and Miami in its plan to expand, some fans of East Carolina say the league should look a little closer to home.

Preview magazines favor Georgia above area universities
For fans consumed with college football, preseason rankings are useful to help pass the slow summer days and ... well, that's about it.

Low grades could cost teams

Low grades could cost teams
INDIANAPOLIS - College sports programs with perennially poor academic records could lose scholarships and not be eligible for postseason tournaments under an NCAA subcommittee recommendation.

Strom Thurmond: A catalyst for change
Imagine how proud you'd be to see your child grow up to be superintendent of schools. Or judge. Or how about regaling your friends with stories of your son the war hero? Or, instead, how would you feel if your son grew up to be a governor? Or U.S. senator? Better yet, the longest-serving senator ever?

A conundrum for blacks
The U.S. Supreme Court's redistricting decision handed down Thursday has been characterized as a victory for Georgia Democrats. True enough. The ruling, by a 5-4 vote, restores a state Senate map Democrats drew two years ago when they controlled both legislative bodies and the governorship.

Strom Thurmond: A catalyst for change

A conundrum for blacks

SRS can pay more
Under the Atomic Energy Act of 1962, the Department of Energy pays a tax, or fee if you will, to Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale counties for the nearly 200,000 acres of land the Savannah River Site occupies.

Doubly unemployed, couples struggle with both partners out of work

Congress expects to extend child credit for low-income families this summer
WASHINGTON -- Congress left for the July Fourth recess without completing a bill to let millions of minimum-wage families share in the child tax credit rebates this summer. Key negotiators hope they can get it done by July 25, when rebate checks start to go out to middle-income families.

Stocks fall on consumer spending, income reports

Stocks fall on consumer spending, income reports
NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones industrials and Standard & Poor's 500 index ended a four-week winning streak Friday as investors cashed in profits despite reports of modest growth in consumer income and spending. The Dow lost nearly 90 points to close below the 9,000 mark.

Stock funds achieve best quarterly results in 3 1/2 years
NEW YORK -- Stock mutual funds had a stunning second quarter, turning in their best three-month results in 3 1/2 years. For the most part, funds scored double-digit positive returns, rallying with the rest of Wall Street on strong earnings and economic reports and a swift end to the war in Iraq.

Stock funds achieve best quarterly results in 3 1/2 years

Doubly unemployed, couples struggle with both partners out of work
BOLTON, Mass. -- The clock over the counter in Avril and Ed Sobolik's kitchen gave out months ago, leaving the hands - shaped like tiny wooden spoons - stuck interminably at 6:30.

Congress expects to extend child credit for low-income families this summer

Defense fails Jackets
Defensive woes plagued Augusta once again Friday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium, as the Augusta GreenJackets blew a comfortable lead for the second-straight night against Hickory.

Augusta making pitch, but can't win
In three games against Hickory, Augusta starters have only allowed two earned runs through 19 innings.

Fernandez's hot finish eclipses Watson

Huston shares one-stroke lead with tour rookie
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- John Huston made a 6-foot birdie putt on his final hole Friday and joined PGA Tour rookie Richard S. Johnson as a co-leader after the second round of the St. Jude Classic.

Fernandez's hot finish eclipses Watson
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Vicente Fernandez believes he's owed a major championship. On Friday, at the U.S. Senior Open, he took a step toward claiming it.

Diaz, Lindstrom, Stanford lead after first round of ShopRite
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- With Annika Sorenstam having mixed success using a new ball and phenom Michelle Wie struggling with her putter, three less-publicized players shared the first-round lead in the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Friday.

Huston shares one-stroke lead with tour rookie

Diaz, Lindstrom, Stanford lead after first round of ShopRite

Augusta making pitch, but can't win

Defense fails Jackets

A doctor's expertise is known by the answers he gives
Someone sent in this suggestion of what happened when a panel of doctors was asked to vote on adding a new hospital wing:

Complaints about swimming ban are endless

Moore integral in passing of reform bill

Complaints about swimming ban are endless
It's been over a year since Eric Doughtry lost his life, drowning in a local Augusta canal. Our organization, Mother's for Water Safety Coalition, fought the city of Augusta for some time to get much-needed signs put up around the canal to warn swimmers of a law that was in place that banned swimming in the canal. We fought for some time and won the right to have six "no swimming" signs in place along the nine mile canal that bordered the Savannah River in Augusta. This process caused a lot of anger among residents in Augusta, as they protested the idea of the signs. It also brought up the 1920 law that was in place on the Savannah River that also banned swimming. Lea Owens, Beech Island, S.C.

Moore integral in passing of reform bill
State Sen. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater, deserves a lot of credit for the campaign finance reform bill passed by the South Carolina General Assembly on the last day of this year's session. Mr. Moore has fought for this reform for at least four years and was one of the chief authors of the original campaign finance reform bill passed in 1991 in the wake of Operation Lost Trust. John V. Crangle, Columbia, S.C.

Union workers say strike is matter of trust

Union workers say strike is matter of trust
As a member of IBEW Local 84 and an employee of the Southern Co., I thought the article in the June 7 Chronicle by Matthew Mogul, "Nuclear plant strike gets closer," on the nuclear workers' strike was incomplete. The main issue focused on seniority but, in actuality, that is just part of a much larger whole. Jesse Key, Augusta

Agrees with affirmative-action decision
On June 23, I watched the news, which featured an open-microphone segment. The question being asked was, "Do you think race should be considered when decisions are made by the courts?" I was appalled by the answers of some blacks. Joseph Diggs Sr., Augusta

In the know

Psychic gets mixes results on predictions

Family blends contemporary style with antique charm

Avoid or report unneighborly neighbor

Home front

Idaho's wilderness is a secluded gem

Idaho's wilderness is a secluded gem
BOISE, Idaho - For nearly two centuries, a vast expanse in the corner of present-day southwestern Idaho and portions of neighboring states was considered a sagebrush wasteland of little interest.

Family blends contemporary style with antique charm
Even in winter, the back yard is a favorite spot for Drew and Debbie Negus.

Psychic gets mixes results on predictions
It's been more than six months since we impatiently asked for answers on the future of Augusta.

In the know
The animated film Finding Nemo is a sweet father-and-son tale.

Avoid or report unneighborly neighbor
Dear Carson: We have an evil neighbor who for two years now has turned our water off, played loud music late at night, vacuumed after 11 p.m., slammed doors, cursed at our children and a lot more. Our manager will do nothing about it. Can you help? - Noisy Neighbor

Home front
Wipes (not including the baby variety, which we've appropriated for our own grown-up devices) are cleaning up at supermarkets. Last year, Americans spent $874.4 million on the convenience cleaning segment, as it's formally known in market-research circles, up a dramatic 40 percent from 2000, according to a study by MarketResearch.com.

Judge sets bond for suspect accused of golf-club beating

Remembering Strom Thurmond

Tobacco tax goes up Tuesday
ATLANTA - Marianne Cousart isn't happy that she's going to have to start forking over more money for cigarettes this week. But it's not going to stop her from lighting up.

Across the area
Five men, including four from New York, were arrested Saturday at the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles in Augusta, officials said.

Serviceman of the day
Master Sgt. Charles V. Harmon of Graniteville is today's serviceman of the day.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A state agent has been cleared in the shooting death of a man who held police at bay for nine hours at a Batesburg-Leesville apartment, a Lexington County prosecutor has ruled.

New deputies

Memo outlines costs of closing division of VA hospital
Closing one of the two divisions of an Augusta veterans hospital would not only be costly in the long run, it also would force its patients to move to other cities and would have a serious impact on the local economy, according to an internal memo provided to The Augusta Chronicle.

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A century-old mill has burned to the ground in an inferno that took more than 50 firefighters to control.

Abuse investigation targets YDC

Memo outlines costs of closing division of VA hospital

Commandments incite talks

News you can use

Across Georgia
PERRY - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested two men in the death of a man who has been missing for more than three years.

Serviceman of the day

Judge jails man for DUI death
Thomas Blue didn't ask the judge for mercy Friday. He had only words of apology for the family of the woman killed when he drove drunk after a 2002 New Year's Eve party.

Bush's tax cut to be felt locally

Charleston City Hall set for renovation

Across South Carolina

Augusta leaders give in to constant drama of politics

Crowds expected for fireworks, festival

Number of ATV accidents grows
David Heath says most injuries suffered while riding an all-terrain vehicle are the fault of the rider, not the ATV.

Across Georgia

Artifacts search

Island program gets teens closer to nature
CUMBERLAND ISLAND, Ga. - Michelle Searles hadn't given much thought to career goals until she started a summer job a few weeks ago.

Thurmond legacy is complex for blacks
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - For many blacks, Strom Thurmond could never have lived long enough for them to forget his segregationist past.

Big class puts strain on housing
ATHENS, Ga. - At the University of Georgia, on-campus beds will be as scarce as water in the desert when classes resume in August.

Across the area

Georgia coast faces trials
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Coastal Georgia faces many of the same concerns about air, water and land that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency outlined for the country as a whole in its Report on the Environment, released last week. But the coast also has its own environmental challenges: areas of dying marsh, declining blue crab population, increasing development and overpumping of its drinking-water supply.

Roping in a good time

Bush's tax cut to be felt locally
President Bush's tax cut has everyday taxpayers glossy-eyed with excitement over having more money in their pockets.

Artifacts search
Nicklaus Stough (left) and Ross Mutimer, pretending to be archaeologists, dig for artifacts in their vacation Bible school class at Wesley United Methodist Church. The children were studying Egypt.

News you can use
JUNE 29, 1984 The National Science Center for Communications and Electronics is rapidly turning from dream to reality, the director for the center said Thursday.

Former owner of teen club offers advice

Serviceman of the day
Marine Corps Sgt. John Pruitt of Harlem is today's serviceman of the day.

2-year-old boy dies after being hit by truck

Rants and raves
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Augusta leaders give in to constant drama of politics
With only two years on the job and a fat parting gift in his back pocket, former Augusta City Administrator Randy Oliver has bid adieu to the city manager's position in Greenville, S.C., reportedly for greener pastures.

Small town ends popular Marigold Festival
WINTERVILLE, Ga. - Angie Bartlett doesn't know much about marigolds - she was admittedly surprised by their pungent smell - but she has nurtured the flower beds along Winterville's Main Street anyway.

Across Georgia
ATHENS -A coroner's inquest ruled that the death of a 40-year-old inmate in the Clarke County Jail last year was from natural causes.

UGA trustees set talks
ATHENS, Ga. - Two members of the University of Georgia Foundation's board of trustees have called a special meeting of the full board for Tuesday in Atlanta to discuss "recent events" at the school - events which might include the recent controversy over UGA President Michael Adams' decision not to grant Athletic Director Vince Dooley a contract, according to Jack Rooker, the chairman of the board.

History program refreshes teachers
Use of the grant continues this summer, and evening lectures will begin when school starts.

Commandments incite talks
WINDER, Ga. - The Barrow County Board of Commissioners will talk Tuesday about whether to remove a Ten Commandments plaque from a courthouse lobby, after the Atlanta office of the American Civil Liberties Union challenged the display of the Judeo-Christian doctrine.

Friends, former foes pay tribute to Maddox

Former owner of teen club offers advice
Businessman Chin Yu knows how to run a teen club, and he says it doesn't involve a bikini contest or skimpy security.

Annual festival is pre-July 4th fun for patrons

Across the southeast
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. -Three of the four men who escaped from a Georgia jail by crawling through plumbing access and scaling two 12-foot-high razor fences were captured in Florida.

Analysts say country will hold critical view of Thurmond

Annual festival is pre-July 4th fun for patrons
AIKEN - A booming voice amplified over an intercom at the fairgrounds made the claim Saturday afternoon: "I hope you're having a good time, but if you're not, it's probably your own fault."

History program refreshes teachers

Remembering Strom Thurmond
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Number of ATV accidents grows

Last days contrast strongly with the rest of his long life
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - The last six months of Strom Thurmond's life were a painfully sad contrast to the vim and hard-driving vitality for which he was famous through most of his life.

Thurmond life changed town

Analysts say country will hold critical view of Thurmond
AIKEN - The passing of America's longest-serving senator Thursday marked the physical end to Strom Thurmond's illustrious life, but how his political legacy will be remembered remains uncertain.

Bash at the base

Last days contrast strongly with the rest of his long life

Statesman left lifetime of stories

Across South Carolina

Rants and raves
A GREAT BIG RAVE for Dillard's at National Hills for its music. Such a joy to hear hymns such as Amazing Grace and others while shopping recently.

Highway construction leads to bumpy ride

Bash at the base
Singer Ashanti reaches out to the crowd during a performance at Fort Gordon's Barton Field. The singer took part in a concert at the military base on Friday night along with Mr. Cheeks.

Judge sets bond for suspect accused of golf-club beating
A $25,000 bond was set Friday for a man accused of murder in the death of an acquaintance, who needed only six stitches to close the wound that allegedly caused his death.

Serviceman of the day

Authorities arrest man after finding stolen cars
An Augusta man was charged with operating a chop shop Friday after police say they found stolen cars in his backyard.

6 stores accused in sting

2-year-old boy dies after being hit by truck
A 2-year-old Augusta boy was struck and killed by a truck Friday morning in south Augusta after darting into traffic in front of his home, authorities said.

Thurmond legacy is complex for blacks

Crowds expected for fireworks, festival
Next week's convergence of First Friday and Fourth of July fireworks has downtown merchants such as Kristen Varn preparing for a business boom.

Rants and raves
A GREAT BIG RAVE for Dillard's at National Hills for its music. Such a joy to hear hymns such as Amazing Grace and others while shopping recently.

Across the area
Richmond County authorities charged 10 men in an undercover sting targeting people who solicit prostitutes in downtown Augusta.

6 stores accused in sting
North Augusta police have busted six convenience stores for selling beer to a teenage girl, a sting that followed complaints from parents about underage sales, Public Safety Department Chief Lee Wetherington said Friday.

Drivers can expect delays when heading to the lake
Anyone looking to take a trip to Thurmond Lake this summer might want to consider a new route.

Small town ends popular Marigold Festival

Abuse investigation targets YDC
State welfare investigators are looking into allegations of child abuse and neglect involving an incarcerated teenager in the care of the Augusta Youth Development Campus' mental health provider.

Lottery reactions vary among winners

Thurmond life changed town
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - When the news of former U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond's death first flashed across the television screen, David Satcher knew just what to do and where to go - down the hall of his house to the room where the South Carolina political legend was born a century ago.

Across the area

Statesman left lifetime of stories
AIKEN - Those who knew Strom Thurmond recalled Friday his seemingly boundless energy, his compassion for constituents, his patriotism, and above all, his dedication to South Carolina.

Highway construction leads to bumpy ride
Motorists taking a road trip this summer should be prepared for a few roadblocks along the way.

Roping in a good time
Pam Treadway and her 12-year-old horse Cowboy prepare for the evening rodeo, where they were presenting the colors for the opening of the show.

Across the southeast

Georgia coast faces trials

New deputies
Richmond County sheriff's Deputy James Curry is pinned with his badge by his wife, Paula, in a ceremony held for police academy graduates at the Medical College of Georgia's Alumni Hall.

Tobacco tax goes up Tuesday

Lottery reactions vary among winners
Though the odds were against them, luck and the Georgia Lottery made winners out of ordinary people.

Charleston City Hall set for renovation
CHARLESTON, S.C. - After surviving earthquake, war, tornado and hurricane, one of Charleston's best-known landmarks - City Hall on the historic Four Corners of Law - will get its first complete renovation since it was built two centuries ago.

Friends, former foes pay tribute to Maddox
MARIETTA, Ga. - Lester Maddox was remembered Friday as a devoted husband, a committed Christian and a "one of a kind" public figure as hundreds gathered to say farewell to the former Georgia governor.

Drivers can expect delays when heading to the lake

ACC's circle of life takes a turn
Feel sorry for Mike Krzyzewski. Despite his best efforts to undermine the expansion movement, football fever proved more potent than his Duke basketball empire.

Dixon, Fisher take top Richmond spots

Dixon, Fisher take top Richmond spots
RICHMOND, Va. - Scott Dixon's inconsistent rookie season in the IRL took an upward turn when he won the pole Friday night at Richmond International Raceway.

Cook's defense starts off well

Cook's defense starts off well
WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Defending race champion Terry Cook won the pole Friday for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series race at The Milwaukee Mile.

New rivalry comes to life after death

New rivalry comes to life after death
ATLANTA - The opening of Fox's final NASCAR broadcast of 2003 featured Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. sitting at a desk inside the Hollywood Hotel.

NASA chief promises to meet and even exceed safety recommendations of investigators

Euro players came out of the crowd at NBA draft
NEW YORK -- When point guard Paccelis Morlende of France heard his name called with the 50th pick of the NBA draft, he got out of his seat amid a throng of Knicks fans and walked onstage to meet deputy commissioner Russ Granik.

Euro players came out of the crowd at NBA draft

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Mrs. Laura Wilson (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Abrams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Marjorie Barbee (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Stanley (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Janyce Brooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Savoy (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Harris (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Holmes Jr. (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. James Dixon (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Aycock (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Herb Key (STATESVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Madonna Williams (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Savoy (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Martin (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Senator J. Strom Thurmond ( EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Madonna Williams (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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Mrs. Emily Giusto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Mildred Norberg (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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Mr. Gene Harden (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William Marcum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene DeBarge (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mercedes Nash (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey Jenkins (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Materell Herrington (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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Area sports announcements

Ol' guy uses new trick: Agassi goes to net to win

Venus sets up rematch; Roddick in 4th round for first time

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Lance Armstrong is preparing for a date with history

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Chinese basketball officials said Denver Nuggets prospect Xue Yuyang is not ready for the NBA and will not be allowed to play in the United States next season.

Ol' guy uses new trick: Agassi goes to net to win
WIMBLEDON, England -- It was enough to draw double-takes.

Area sports announcements
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Lance Armstrong is preparing for a date with history
The No. 1 question on the minds of many cycling fans is: Is Lance Armstrong ready to win a fifth consecutive Tour de France?

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New York Jets defensive tackle Josh Evans was suspended indefinitely Friday by the NFL for violating its substance-abuse policy for a third time

Venus sets up rematch; Roddick in 4th round for first time
WIMBLEDON, England -- Venus Williams is back in a Grand Slam groove.

Licenses for visitors to increase
Georgians who cross the Savannah River to take advantage of South Carolina's liberal, early deer season will pay more for licenses this year.

Outdoors calendar
Tuesday: A Dusk Walk will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Call 828-2109 for details.

Outdoors calendar

Officials consider relicensing Augusta Canal
Out past the stone parapets that frame the gateway to Augusta's historic canal, the Savannah River cascades across an ancient, concrete wall.

Warren Baptist group provides medical care to Ecuadoran Indians
The villages of the Quichau Indians are so small they aren't even named.

Conservative Protestants cite Jesus' words in Matthew 18 to quell public disagreements
During recent conservative Protestant disputes, the same words from Jesus were applied to two totally different topics: global Christian-Muslim relations and college journalism ethics.

Role of Muslim prayer leaders in America transforming to meet community needs
A Lebanese man living in Syria, Muhammad Musri chafed under that nation's restrictive laws. Then he heard a Voice of America broadcast about the shortage of imams, or Muslim prayer leaders, in the United States.

Faith digest
ROCKVILLE, Md. - Montgomery County school officials are fighting an attempt by Child Evangelism Fellowship to distribute fliers to pupils at two elementary schools, with the Justice Department's civil rights division supporting the religious group.

Women have enjoyed decades of music, friendship at church
Friends say Lila Hensley Lewis was playing hymns for Marvin United Methodist Church before 1937, and a diary entry from that year may be the only clue that they are right.

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. E-mail items to vanorton@augustachronicle.com; send a fax to 722-7403; or mail to Faith and Fellowship, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Religion News in Brief
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Re-Imagining Community, a group that developed out of a controversial 1993 meeting of radical Christian feminists, appears to be dissolving.

Officials consider relicensing Augusta Canal

ACC's circle of life takes a turn

NASA chief promises to meet and even exceed safety recommendations of investigators
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA will meet and even exceed the safety recommendations of the Columbia accident investigators, doing everything "humanly possible" to prevent another disaster, the space agency's chief says.

Ellen DeGeneres: not a 'gay' comedian
NEW YORK -- She was once simply Ellen DeGeneres, comedian. And that's what she would like to be again.

Rankings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 16-22. Each ratings point represents 1,067,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

Ellen DeGeneres: not a 'gay' comedian

Rankings for basic cable networks

Odds and Ends

Warren Baptist group provides medical care to Ecuadoran Indians

Faith digest

Faith and fellowship calendar

Role of Muslim prayer leaders in America transforming to meet community needs

Religion News in Brief