Arts Review: Political discord hits home
NEW YORK -- The huddled tenements of Manhattan's Lower East Side are cramped enough, but when conversation turns to politics they can get downright claustrophobic.

Arts Review: ABT kicks off spring season with a smorgasbord
NEW YORK -- An evening at the ballet usually has a beginning, a middle and an end - in other words, an appetizer, main course and dessert.

Richard Alston Dance Company looks all grown up in American debut

Mystery persists over the girl with the pearl earring

Richard Alston Dance Company looks all grown up in American debut
NEW YORK -- If the Richard Alston Dance Company had any opening night jitters, they didn't show.

Rare portrait of George Washington to be auctioned

Arts Review: ABT kicks off spring season with a smorgasbord

Mystery persists over the girl with the pearl earring
DELFT, Netherlands -- No one knows who she is, whether maid or mistress.

Arts Review: Political discord hits home

Book Review: Book chronicles one woman's survival of 'honor killing'
"Burned Alive: A Victim of the Law of Men" (Warner Books, 225 pages, $24) - Souad

Rare portrait of George Washington to be auctioned
NEW YORK -- A Charles Willson Peale portrait of George Washington is expected to fetch between $2.5 million and $4 million at an auction next week.

Book Review: Book chronicles one woman's survival of 'honor killing'

Piazza to play more first base

Padres owner strikes riches near new ballpark
SAN DIEGO -- Two years ago, San Diego Padres owner John Moores' software company, Peregrine Systems Inc., imploded in a massive accounting fraud, resulting in the convictions of a former chief financial officer and two other executives.

Padres owner strikes riches near new ballpark

Hall of Famer Feller praises Tillman as a hero
MACON, Ga. -- Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller never thought of himself as a hero, a moniker he did give to Pat Tillman.

Hall of Famer Feller praises Tillman as a hero

Piazza to play more first base
HOUSTON -- Mike Piazza will play primarily at first base for the New York Mets from now on.

Use highest bidder to balance budget

Terminally ill man confesses to shooting
PHILADELPHIA -- A man dying of cancer called police to his bedside to confess that he shot a stranger to death as they argued in a parking lot nine years ago, authorities said.

Couple ordered to have no more children
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- When a drug-addicted homeless woman had her newborn taken away last spring, she agreed the baby should be placed in foster care with her three other children.

Judge apologizes for berating pregnant lawyer who wore maternity clothes to court
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A judge who berated a pregnant lawyer for showing up in his courtroom in maternity clothes has mailed her a letter of apology, a court spokeswoman said.

Connecticut mother receives probation in son's suicide
MERIDEN, Conn. -- A mother whose 12-year-old son hanged himself in his closet was placed on probation Friday after being convicted of contributing to his suicide by keeping a filthy house.

Suggestive bunny billboard in Times Square
NEW YORK -- Has sex returned to Times Square? An advertising billboard seems to suggest so.

Win tainted by Giles' injury
MILWAUKEE - After two days of cruising, this Braves' trip gave way to unforeseen calamity Saturday night, when second baseman Marcus Giles fractured his right clavicle in a collision with center fielder Andruw Jones and will be out six-to-eight weeks.

Win tainted by Giles' injury

Braves notebook
MILWAUKEE - Chipper Jones had his first three-hit game of the season Thursday, followed it with a home run in Friday's game, but still doesn't feel comfortable at the plate.

Sheets strikes out 18 Braves
MILWAUKEE - Road warriors for 20 of the past 27 days, the Braves finally showed signs of hitting the wall Sunday afternoon at Miller Park.

Braves notebook

Sheets strikes out 18 Braves

On the move

Around the watercooler
DASHED DINING: "On-the-go" foods such as candy, chips, and crackers have never been more popular, but you might be surprised about where we're eating them. Once the province of our cars and desks, such food has now come home with us, according to a recent survey of 500 adults.

For Gen X owners, baby boomer employees represent a great opportunity
NEW YORK -- As the economy improves and companies hire more workers, many Generation X business owners are likely to find they're taking on and managing baby boomers.

P.F. Chang's expands, succeeding where others have failed
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. --There are spring rolls and mu shu pork on the menu at P.F. Chang's China Bistro, but the restaurant has more in common with Olive Garden or Outback Steakhouse than your local Chinese takeout.

Small claims bring big pains

Business calendar
Thursday: Estate planning, dinner seminar; sponsored by Kurt Mobley, of Edward Jones; Famous Dave's BBQ, 2820 Washington Road, 6 to 8 p.m.; with various speakers; for reservations, call Sherri Daniel at 736-6252.

For Gen X owners, baby boomer employees represent a great opportunity

On the move
LeeAnn Enlow has been named SRP Federal Credit Union's assistant manager of the North Augusta branch.

Xerox gives employees paid leave for up to a year to work at nonprofits
WEBSTER, N.Y. -- Joanne Belknap has clocked 27 years assembling copiers and printers for Xerox Corp. For four months this year, the company is paying her to do a very different kind of work.

Business calendar

Ego, resistance to change keep separation of chairman and CEO rare

Southern Business: American cut-nail makers barely hanging on

Make sure old ways of doing things are still working

Ego, resistance to change keep separation of chairman and CEO rare
NEW YORK -- It didn't prevent scandal at Enron or WorldCom, but for shareholder advocates it's still as basic as separation of church and state: the chairman and chief executive should never be the same person.

Pocket change

Southern Business: American cut-nail makers barely hanging on
Southern Business: American cut-nail makers barely hanging on

P.F. Chang's expands, succeeding where others have failed

Age discrimination a looming boomer issue; hard to prove
CHICAGO -- The youngest baby boomers turn 40 this year, leaving an entire generation not only in the throes of middle age but protected by federal law from age discrimination in the workplace.

Lots of rental units available, but tenants need to shop carefully
NEW YORK -- As the weather warms up and the school year ends, it's time to start hunting for a new apartment.

Age discrimination a looming boomer issue; hard to prove

Club Car's new Precedent exceeds its expected sales
Club Car Inc. officials said their new flagship golf vehicle, the Precedent, was the major driver behind a 25 percent increase in vehicle sales during the first quarter of the year.

Make sure old ways of doing things are still working
Two weeks ago, I talked about one of the five key attributes of successful businesses. This week, I would like to share with you the second of the five.

Small claims bring big pains
David Lachman was driving back to Augusta in his ragtop Chrysler Sebring about two years ago when he saw a billboard for a Cracker Barrel just outside Columbia.

Xerox gives employees paid leave for up to a year to work at nonprofits

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Walgreen Co.

Lots of rental units available, but tenants need to shop carefully

Around the watercooler

Finance memo surprises commissioners

Finance memo surprises commissioners
Augusta commissioners were bent out of shape last week when a memo detailing a looming budget deficit was released to the media without first being explained to them. City Finance Director David Persaud generated the memo, actually at the direction of the finance committee, with cost cutting recommendations. Copies were placed in their mailboxes at city hall but they apparently hadn't seen them.

Don't delay BRAC

Freeze the minimum tax
Three cheers for the Republican-led House of Representatives' overwhelming 333-89 vote recently to freeze the nefarious alternative minimum tax at the current level.

Freeze the minimum tax

Where's the glue?

Don't delay BRAC
Fort Gordon - our area's No. 1 employer on this side of the river - will clearly be on the bubble when the Base Realignment and Closure Commission makes its recommendations next year.

Trial of the century
Contemporary society, with its penchant for glorifying the trivial, anointed the O.J. Simpson criminal case as the Trial of the Century.

Trial of the century

Where's the glue?
So, is multiculturalism a good thing or a bad thing?

People in the News
CANNES, France -- Michael Moore said he will eventually "tell all" about his clash with Walt Disney Co., which stopped subsidiary Miramax from distributing his anti-President Bush documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Valerie Van Galder named head of TriStar Pictures
LOS ANGELES -- Valerie Van Galder has been named president of TriStar Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio announced Friday.

Gwyneth Paltrow gives birth to baby girl named Apple
LOS ANGELES -- Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has given birth to her first child, a baby girl named Apple Blythe Alison Martin.

Well-diversified mutual fund investors have little to fear from interest rate rise
NEW YORK -- The prospect of higher interest rates has many on Wall Street wringing their hands, but most mutual fund investors should have few reasons to panic.

Well-diversified mutual fund investors have little to fear from interest rate rise

Georgia Southern edges out Citadel 10
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Jason Hurst hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning to lift Georgia Southern to an 11-10 win over The Citadel on Saturday.

Georgia Southern routs Citadel
STATESBORO, Ga. -- James Payne had four hits and Grant Burruss drove in three runs as Georgia Southern pounded out 17 hits and routed The Citadel 13-4 on Sunday.

Georgia Tech wins 13th in a row
ATLANTA -- Micah Owings and Clifton Remole each drove in two runs to back the solid pitching of Brian Burks, and Georgia Tech won its 13th straight with an 8-4 victory over Clemson on Sunday.

Georgia Tech stretches winning streak
ATLANTA - Hard or soft? Georgia Tech pitcher Andrew Kown asked that question of Clemson hitters again and again Saturday, and the Tigers failed to answer correctly.

Georgia Southern edges out Citadel 10

Georgia Tech wins 13th in a row

GreenJackets notebook
The GreenJackets went 5-2 from May 7 through Friday. Starter Jarrett Gardner contributed two of those wins, which helped the right-hander earn South Atlantic League pitcher of the week honors.

Legends zip up GreenJackets
The Augusta GreenJackets' pitching staff had gone 21w innings without giving up a run heading into Sunday's game at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

GreenJackets bullpen pitching in
Augusta's Kyle Jackson had come close to recording his first win of the season many times.

Sights and smells of childhood linger

Carpenter nails down victory

Carpenter gets first-round lead
GRANITEVILLE - Tommy Carpenter's opening-round 70 was enough for the lead midway through the second Regions Cup event of the year.

Sergio surges into lead at Nelson
IRVING, Texas -- With awesome control from tee to green, Sergio Garcia figured his 5-under 65 should have been a little lower, and his two-shot lead at the Byron Nelson Championship a little larger.

Sergio surges into lead at Nelson

Sergio survives to win the Nelson
IRVING, Texas -- About the only thing that went according to plan Sunday was Sergio Garcia tapping in for par on the 18th hole to win the Byron Nelson Championship.

Carpenter nails down victory
GRANITEVILLE - There was nothing tainted about this one. Tommy Carpenter won the Gordon Uhl/Golf Capital Invitational on Sunday without any outside assistance.

Sergio survives to win the Nelson

Golf capsules
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Mexico's Lorena Ochoa shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead through three rounds of the inaugural Franklin American Mortgage Championship.

Golf capsules

Jimenez wins Asian Open

Pacers finally claim a title
DELAND, Fla.-After coming so close before, Michael Carlisle finally coached his golf team to a national title.

Ochoa wins first title of her career by one stroke
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- The waiting is over Lorena Ochoa.

Jimenez wins Asian Open
SHANGHAI, China -- Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain won the Asian Open on Sunday, closing with a 5-under-par 67 for a three-stroke victory after entering the final round six shots behind leader Simon Dyson of England.

GreenJackets bullpen pitching in

GreenJackets notebook

Flyers pull back to even on Lightning

Lightning hope to contain Primeau
VOORHEES, N.J. -- Keith Primeau used to be a top scorer. He's become an even better leader.

Flyers pull back to even on Lightning
PHILADELPHIA - Keith Primeau isn't thinking about missing the World Cup of Hockey. He's doing his best to get the Philadelphia Flyers into the Stanley Cup finals.

Lightning hope to contain Primeau

Sharks even series

Sharks even series
CALGARY, Alberta -- With Mike Rathje dispensing the punishment this time and Evgeni Nabokov stopping everything he could see, the San Jose Sharks evened the Western Conference finals.

Use highest bidder to balance budget
There was discouraging news on the city budget last week. Augusta appears to be spending more than it's taking in, leaving some of us to wonder: What's a consolidated metropolis to do? Well, as usual, I have a few ideas.

AP keeps showing liberal bias
On May 5, The Augusta Chronicle ran two Associated Press stories next to each other: one about Democrat John Kerry and the other about Republican George W. Bush, giving presidential campaign speeches. Tom Hunter, Augusta

Credit right player for victory
First, I would like to congratulate Greenbrier High School for winning the Region 3-AAAA baseball championship. But after reading the article in The Augusta Chronicle (May 7), I had a few concerns. Ren Hatfield, Martinez

Choice is disservice to food service
I find it difficult to understand the decision to hire a private company to provide the food services currently provided by the Senior Citizens Council. Frank E. Simmons Jr., Martinez

Credit right player for victory

Vietnam vets oppose Kerry
A newly formed organization of more than 100 members, both Democrat and Republican, held a press conference at the National Press Club on May 4. The organization's name is Swift Boat Veterans For Truth. Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Expert explains Larke's payout

Expert explains Larke's payout
The purpose of this letter is to address the question concerning Dr. Charles Larke's vacation pay, raised by Hoke Brantley in a May 2 letter to the editor. Anita P. Faglier, Augusta (Editor's note: The writer is director of the Richmond County Board of Education's finance and accounting department.)

Iraq war echoes Stalingrad
We are seeing the beginning of the end for us in Iraq. What was touted as a war of liberation has turned into a debacle. Even the WMD ruse, later to be used as an excuse to invade neighboring countries, has failed. Allan Levene, Evans

Kerry torn between two masters
There has always been substantial strife between government and religion; both demand unswerving loyalty from their followers. Jesus said that we should give to Caesar what is Caesar's. Jesus also said a person was either with Him or against Him. In short there is no safe middle ground between the two for the likes of John F. Kerry or abortionists. Richard E. Hogue, Grovetown

Replace Bush administration

Ultraliberal Democrats in trouble
The attack on District Attorney Danny Craig by Richmond County Democratic Party Chairman Lowell Greenbaum (The Chronicle, May 5) is not surprising. His "party of principle," as Mr. Greenbaum declares it, is in deep trouble at both the state and national levels. Bobby Wright, Augusta

Replace Bush administration
We shouldn't be in Iraq. That fact has become clear to all but the most reflexive supporters of the Bush administration. We should have stayed the original course we set after Sept. 11, fighting to eliminate terrorists and the governments that support them. Karen Gutmann, Aiken, S.C.

AP keeps showing liberal bias

Sports feature was bright spot
What a refreshing front-page story by Jeff Sentell about Markus Jackson ("Going for his goal," May 7). James D. Wiggins, North Augusta, S.C.

Choice is disservice to food service

Iraq war echoes Stalingrad

Sports feature was bright spot

In the know

Q&A: Reducing ceiling mildew

Product review: Easy-to-use software can launch your life as a blogger

Swimsuit fashion includes many new colors, patterns and styles

Liven up dark, dank areas

Into the fold

Evans home has whole new look, thanks to TV shows

Brooklyn and beer: A match made in 100 breweries

Engineering educators reaching out to female students

Fitness: Focus of senior centers shifts from bingo to exercise

Ties between Hollywood and video games grow

Wedding to celebrate historic 1924 union

Study: The brain prefers working over getting money for nothing

How to make a small home feel larger

Product review: Easy-to-use software can launch your life as a blogger
NEW YORK -- After years of seeing friends, co-workers and strangers start Web journals on current events and everyday life, I decided it was time to try blogging myself.

Into the fold
New Augusta Assembly members Tori and Braye Boardman (from left) attended the May party of the group at the Augusta Country Club with Sadie Maguire and her husband, Sam, who is the Augusta Assembly president.

Fitness: Focus of senior centers shifts from bingo to exercise
ACCIDENT, Md. -- Not long ago, Sally Schwing had little time for organized senior activities and no interest in joining a health club. Then a doctor prescribed exercise and the 68-year-old homemaker discovered that bench presses had replaced bingo at her local senior center.

Swimsuit fashion includes many new colors, patterns and styles
That whimper you hear is the sound of thousands of women getting ready to make the most dreaded of journeys - the annual foray into the swimsuit dressing room.

Books tell horrors of war
Told with compassion and insight, Some Survived, by Manny Lawton, paints a vivid picture of what has been called one of the worst prisoner of war situations involving American soldiers.

Wedding to celebrate historic 1924 union
Tessa Boyle has taken the wedding adage "something old" to new heights.

Brooklyn and beer: A match made in 100 breweries
NEW YORK -- Raise a glass to Brooklyn, once home to more than 100 breweries, former producer of more beer than Milwaukee, the borough where Prohibition was greeted with a wink ... and an ice-cold draft.

Q&A: Reducing ceiling mildew
Q. Albert asks: I have condensation on the ceilings of my home and have recently discovered mildew at the wall near the floor in a couple of bedrooms. I keep a clean house, but I am concerned I might be doing something wrong.

Study: The brain prefers working over getting money for nothing
ATLANTA -- It's nicer when you actually earn it.

Engineering educators reaching out to female students
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Liz Bartell thought she would major in Spanish or another of the liberal arts when she arrived at the all-women Smith College.

In the know
Shannon Fuller and Matthew Powell know the power of love.

Evans home has whole new look, thanks to TV shows
After watching lots of Trading Spaces episodes and having a Southern Living Home Interiors party in her house, Julie Arrowood decided it was time to update her 12-year-old Evans home.

How to make a small home feel larger
A recent health study says the average American is bigger (and heavier) than ever before. The size of the average American home has grown, too - the latter, perhaps, a result of the former. Though many new houses are larger, often they contain many small rooms. Entryways are more elaborate, kitchens more spacious and great rooms greater, but there is still no shortage of small spaces that could use a little elbow room.

Ties between Hollywood and video games grow
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The video game industry was once an afterthought in Hollywood, at most an ancillary source of revenue like action figures. The people passionately developing the computer-based form of entertainment were seen as dorks compared with the celebrities.

Liven up dark, dank areas
What we call "the garden" these days is no longer restricted to a sunny patch of well-drained soil devoted to tomatoes, marigolds, and roses.

Festival delivers another success

At all deliberate speed

Across Georgia

Farm where author lived and wrote open to the public
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Flannery O'Connor fans can now sit on her farmhouse porch and read her short stories and visit the bedroom where the late author finished her first novel and other works.

Kid of the Day

Technical school students would be affected by HOPE reforms
ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue is scheduled to sign the HOPE scholarship reform bill Monday, and when he does so, about 100,000 technical school students might be forced to give up their grants sooner than they'd like.

Equal but separate

Judge's order met with controversy
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - When a drug-addicted homeless woman had her newborn taken away last spring, she agreed the baby should be placed in foster care with her three other children.

States keep courts closed

New prisons deputy criticized
ATLANTA - Georgia's new deputy juvenile justice commissioner already is under criticism before he begins.

Middle Georgia schools trying to educate their Hispanic students

Police looking for suspect in attempted kidnapping
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Police are looking for an unidentified suspect who allegedly attacked a mother and tried to kidnap her baby in a parking lot.

Judge's order met with controversy

Across the area
Three people were taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Saturday after their convertible slammed into a telephone pole at Laney-Walker Boulevard and First Street at about 7:45 p.m.

Brown case paved way for progress

Second man dies in motorcycle crash during biker festival
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- A Baltimore man is the second motorcyclist to die in a crash during this year's Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association Myrtle Beach Rally.

Diversity is key in school, teens say

Equal but separate
Shelita Wright isn't bothered by the lack of racial diversity at Lucy C. Laney High School. She has noticed that only a handful of white students walk the hallways where her son Jamar is a senior. But Ms. Wright, who is black, cares simply about the quality of her son's education.

School reveals plans to visitors

Child advocates want more access to list of suspected abusers
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Child advocates want the state to make its list of suspected child abusers open to the public.

Soldier who fled 'oil-driven' war faces court-martial

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Second man dies in motorcycle crash during biker festival

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The fate of a bill that lifts limits on gun purchases is in the hands of Gov. Mark Sanford.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A HUGE RAVE for ARC's boys soccer team. They played their hearts out Friday night and are now co-champions for the state title. In the eyes of this fan, you boys are winners. Please don't be disappointed sharing your victory with another team. People share prizes all the time - lottery tickets , Nobel titles and sports championships. Congratulations to all of you. Augusta is very proud of you.

Across the area

Parties battle for every vote

Change arrives despite politics

One year later, triple killing at bank remains unsolved
GREER, S.C. -- David Holtzclaw still feels the sting of pain a year after his mother was killed in a bank robbery that remains unsolved.

Despite change, deficit still rises

Brown case paved way for progress

Despite change, deficit still rises
The promise of consolidation was that it would streamline local government, reduce the number of employees and, in the end, save money.

School reveals plans to visitors
MERRIWETHER, S.C. - Parents, teachers and pupils huddled around a floor plan Saturday morning to see where their high school's new library, computer lab and classrooms will be next year.

Across Georgia
DECATUR - The first time Lorenzo Critten created a fictional brother, killed a homeless man and cut off his hands to eliminate fingerprints, he collected $100,000 in insurance and got away with the crime.

More soldiers to train at Fort Jackson

Child advocates want more access to list of suspected abusers

Rock Hill schools work to keep schools integrated

The week ahead

Flying High

Technical school students would be affected by HOPE reforms

Bauer could inherit senior services bureau
COLUMBIA - The nation's youngest lieutenant governor might be taking on responsibilities for dealing with the state's senior citizens.

Farm where author lived and wrote open to the public

Eight remain in Kids Count contest
Eight local pupils are closer to winning a $10,000 scholarship bond after their names were selected from a group of 16 finalists Saturday.

Blacks, whites still separate 50 years after Brown ruling

Hungarian is fond of time at ASU
Augusta State University has long been thought of as a school for locals. If that's true, Boglarka "Bogi" Masters, of Hungary, has had one heck of a commute.

Two posthumously awarded degrees from Columbus State

News you can use

Flying High
Ed Leibfarth joked Sunday that area teachers were going to be gunning for him soon.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Rock Hill schools work to keep schools integrated
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- The Rock Hill school district says it's bucking a national trend toward public school resegregation.

Change arrives despite politics
To gauge how much times have changed in Columbia and Aiken counties, two formerly rural jurisdictions that are struggling to adapt their traditional firefighting networks to the stress of high growth, take a look at Chief McFarland's expanded title and responsibilities.

More soldiers to train at Fort Jackson
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- As the Army bulks up its numbers, Fort Jackson will train about 9,000 more soldiers in the next year.

SRS security contractor doesn't fear overhaul talk
AIKEN - For nearly 21 years, private contractor Wackenhut Services Inc. has provided security for Savannah River Site, but a speech made last week by Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham raised questions about what role the company will have with the Department of Energy in the future.

Blacks, whites still separate 50 years after Brown ruling
SUMMERTON, S.C. -- Fifty years after the seeds that led to school desegregation were sown in the soil of this small South Carolina town, the promise in some ways has still not been reaped.

States keep courts closed
When Judge Peggy Walker started out as a guardian for abused and neglected children, she fiercely believed in closed juvenile court proceedings to protect the privacy of children and their families.

Two posthumously awarded degrees from Columbus State
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Columbus State University has awarded posthumous degrees to a basketball player who died after collapsing during practice and a junior who fell to her death down an elevator shaft at an Atlanta hotel.

The week ahead
For an entire year, Sports Illustrated writer Michael Bamberger (who, for the record, is 44) immersed himself in the societal microcosm of Pennsbury High School, located just outside Philadelphia. Wonderland, a document of that year, looks at the events, both expected (the prom) and surprising (the death of a student), that affected the school and the community as a whole.

Middle Georgia schools trying to educate their Hispanic students
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Like many of his peers, eighth-grader Salvador Guerrero arrived in Georgia last August without the ability to speak or to understand English.

Five questions with Leslie Griffin
Leslie Griffin, Grovetown Elementary School cafeteria manager, answers five questions for The Augusta Chronicle.

University regents must pay salary for Meredith
ATHENS, Ga. - Regents of the University System of Georgia will each be asked to raise $10,000 annually for a private foundation that helps pay Chancellor Thomas Meredith's salary.

Man gives his energy to AIDS sufferers
Al Ray drove his Buick across a bridge over railroad tracks, turned down a blighted street in the Laney-Walker neighborhood, then parked outside a cinder-block duplex.

Thousands partake in rally for school funding, desegregation
COLUMBIA - More than 2,000 people from throughout the state gathered Saturday for a march and rally at the Statehouse to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court decision that desegregated schools and press legislators for more education funding.

Third suspect arrested in shootings of six men

Cleanup of Brown site carries high price tag
TOPEKA, Kan. - When it is all done, the city will have spent more than $1.8 million in local and federal funds dressing up the Monroe neighborhood surrounding the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site at the former Monroe Elementary School.

One year later, triple killing at bank remains unsolved

Third suspect arrested in shootings of six men
MARIETTA, Ga. -- Police have arrested a third suspect in a shooting at a Marietta duplex that left two men dead and four others injured.

Kid of the day

Moms say rules ignored in child custody cases
Amber Crosby says she wanted her children's lives to be different from her own, to be rooted in a structured and loving environment where they would learn to be morally strong and compassionate and know they could be whatever they wanted when they grew up.

SRS security contractor doesn't fear overhaul talk

Companies fight hackers with hackers
AIKEN - Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. Words of wisdom aren't always easy to live by in the 21st century given today's technological advances, especially when it comes to computer hackers.

Across the area

Groups hold rally contesting case
TOPEKA - About 35 members of three white supremacist groups who oppose racial integration of American schools rallied in a Topeka park Saturday while between 150 and 200 counterprotesters showed support for school integration.

Diversity is key in school, teens say
Schools dominated by pupils of one race lack the diversity necessary to teach pupils about an increasingly diverse world, said members of The Augusta Chronicle's Teen Board.

Soldier who fled 'oil-driven' war faces court-martial
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Two months after he surrendered to the Army saying he preferred prison to fighting an "oil-driven war," a U.S. soldier who left his unit in Iraq faces a court-martial this week on desertion charges.

Man gives his energy to AIDS sufferers

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Donovan Nealious, 6, of Augusta.

Thousands partake in rally for school funding, desegregation

Companies fight hackers with hackers

Moms say rules ignored in child custody cases

Festival delivers another success
The 28th annual Mayfest again fulfilled its original mission Saturday, said Yolanda Marshall, the special events supervisor for Augusta Parks and Recreation Department.

Across the area
An Augusta man told police that a man knocked on his apartment door and pointed a gun at him Saturday night, according to Richmond County Sheriff's reports.

New prisons deputy criticized

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH, - A Baltimore man is the second motorcyclist to die in a crash during this year's Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association Myrtle Beach Rally.

Bauer could inherit senior services bureau

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - Police have arrested a third person in a shooting at a duplex that left two men dead and four others injured.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Patrick Freeman of Auguata

Parties battle for every vote
ATLANTA - Non-voters of Georgia, beware: It's an election year, and there's a whole army of campaign operatives, voter registration groups and civic organizations hunting for you.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A HUGE RAVE for ARC's boys soccer team. They played their hearts out Friday night and are now co-champions for the state title. In the eyes of this fan, you boys are winners. Please don't be disappointed sharing your victory with another team. People share prizes all the time - lottery tickets , Nobel titles and sports championships. Congratulations to all of you. Augusta is very proud of you.

At all deliberate speed
ATLANTA - Griffin Bell's boss had a problem.

Title tie yields more mature Menk
At roughly 6-foot-4 and still a high school junior, Peter Menk is a growing young man. He has grown a good measure since Friday night.

Sights and smells of childhood linger
When I was a little boy, before we got our first television set, we used to drive to my uncle's house one or two nights a week to watch his set.

'Troy,' Brad Pitt's new vehicle, tops box office with $45.6 million

Caviezel goes from son of God to golfing god in 'Bobby Jones' tale

'Troy,' Brad Pitt's new vehicle, tops box office with $45.6 million
LOS ANGELES -- Muscle-bound Brad Pitt fought his way through scrawnier competition to help the Greek epic "Troy" claim the top spot at the box office with $45.6 million.

Caviezel goes from son of God to golfing god in 'Bobby Jones' tale
CANNES, France -- Jim Caviezel has gone from the ultimate peacemaker to a guy who hurls golf clubs in rage.

Boston Pops looking for a soloist 'American Idol'-style

Q&A for Roc-A-Fella honcho Damon Dash
NEW YORK -- Damon Dash isn't satisfied with just one empire. Or two.

John Mayer to offer musical musings in monthly Esquire column
NEW YORK -- John Mayer's first Esquire column hasn't hit newsstands yet, and already he's gotten people riled up.

John Ondrasik follows 'Superman' with '100 Years'
LOS ANGELES -- For the past few years, it wasn't easy being John Ondrasik.

Singer Art Garfunkel would rather sing an 'American Tune' than 'Mrs. Robinson'

Singer Art Garfunkel would rather sing an 'American Tune' than 'Mrs. Robinson'
BOSTON -- Art Garfunkel says he would rather sing an American tune than croon about an older woman named Mrs. Robinson.

Q&A for Roc-A-Fella honcho Damon Dash

John Ondrasik follows 'Superman' with '100 Years'

Boston Pops looking for a soloist 'American Idol'-style
NEW YORK -- Searching for someone with a voice somewhere between Brunnhilde and Beyonce, the Boston Pops is following the lead of "American Idol" and holding a contest to pick an unknown singer for its annual Fourth of July concert.

NASCAR, DOT join in seat belt initiative

Sprague wins for 24th time
MANSFIELD, Ohio -- Three-time Craftsman Truck series champion Jack Sprague won for the 24th time with a dominating performance in Sunday s UAW/GM Ohio 250 race at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway.

Sprague wins for 24th time

Surprising Rice takes Indy pole
INDIANAPOLIS -- All Buddy Rice wanted was a chance.

Rice's pole reminiscent of 1987 Unser victory as replacement driver

NASCAR, DOT join in seat belt initiative
RICHMOND, Va. -- NASCAR attracts many celebrities everywhere it goes, and it drew one Saturday who was accompanied by guards wearing bulletproof vests in this security-conscious time.

Junior 'intimidates' in win

Darlington gets lapped by newer tracks, loses race
DARLINGTON, S.C.- The math is simple, convenience store clerk Kay Dixon says. NASCAR is taking one of Darlington Raceway's two Nextel Cup races away next year. So her most profitable time just got cut in half.

Rice's pole reminiscent of 1987 Unser victory as replacement driver
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis 500 pole-winner Buddy Rice could become racing's most successful fill-in since Al Unser Sr.'s improbable ride to Victory Lane in 1987.

Gordon struggles in opening to long day
RICHMOND, Va. - The race started for Robby Gordon 12 hours before the start of Saturday night's Chevy American Revolution 400 at the Richmond International Raceway.

Surprising Rice takes Indy pole

Junior drives to third win of year
RICHMOND, Va. - As far as Dale Earnhardt Jr. was concerned, the decision to make a pit stop for new tires with 54 laps to go was easy: He wasn't about to give up track position at the end of the Chevy American Revolution 400 at the Richmond International Raceway.

Gordon struggles in opening to long day

Junior drives to third win of year

Darlington gets lapped by newer tracks, loses race

Junior 'intimidates' in win
RICHMOND, Va. - The inferences between Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his famous father are, at times, both natural and deserving.

Determined Pistons win Game 6

Kings force Game 7
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The second-round series between Sacramento and Minnesota is becoming as much about bad tempers as it is great basketball.

Lakers playing their best entering conference finals

Pacers feed off home crowd for 3-2 series lead

Determined Pistons win Game 6
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Nothing deterred the Detroit Pistons - not their three straight losses, their three-overtime heartbreak or an early double-digit deficit - from forcing a Game 7 against the New Jersey Nets.

Spurs think about next year after losing to Lakers
SAN ANTONIO -- The postseason looked so promising for the San Antonio Spurs.

Kings force Game 7

Lakers playing their best entering conference finals
LOS ANGELES -- Karl Malone has made his mark as a scorer, averaging 25 points per game in a terrific 19-year professional career.

Pacers feed off home crowd for 3-2 series lead
INDIANAPOLIS -- Pacers point guard Jamaal Tinsley had just delivered a perfect touch pass that Ron Artest converted for a layup.

Spurs think about next year after losing to Lakers

Panthers re-sign safety Cooper

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Jones would sue if USADA tries to hold her out of Olympics
NEW YORK -- Marion Jones would go to court if the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency bars her from competing in the Athens Olympics without a positive drug test.

Maybe a little anger isn't such a bad thing
Imagine if Attila the Hun had video equipment at his disposal. Do you suppose he could have resisted filming his barbarous tendencies for posterity?

Maybe a little anger isn't such a bad thing
Imagine if Attila the Hun had video equipment at his disposal. Do you suppose he could have resisted filming his barbarous tendencies for posterity?

Tennis roundup

Overtime

One left hand changes everything for Roy Jones Jr.

Smarty Jones keeping Belmont preparation low key on home turf

Tarver shocks Jones with knockout win

Smarty Jones may face big field in Belmont

Smarty Jones romps

Lakeside's title hopes just short

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Mauresmo beats Capriati to win Italian Open

Mauresmo beats Capriati to win Italian Open
ROME -- No matter how bleak things looked Sunday, Amelie Mauresmo refused to let Jennifer Capriati beat her.

Smarty Jones may face big field in Belmont
NEW YORK -- Smarty Jones might face an unusually large field in the Belmont Stakes when he attempts to become the first Triple Crown champion in 26 years.

Overtime
Augusta State turned in the low round of the day Sunday at the Perry Maxwell Intercollegiate to finish second behind Oklahoma State.

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Smarty Jones keeping Belmont preparation low key on home turf
BENSALEM, Pa. -- Smarty Jones is laying low, at least for a while.

One left hand changes everything for Roy Jones Jr.
LAS VEGAS -- The end came with shocking suddenness for Roy Jones Jr., courtesy of a crushing left hand that sent him sprawling helplessly under the ring ropes in Antonio Tarver's corner.

Tarver shocks Jones with knockout win
LAS VEGAS -- Antonio Tarver won the light heavyweight title, but it hardly seemed significant. With one crushing left hand, Tarver not only knocked out Roy Jones Jr. but also may have rewritten his place in boxing history.

Lakeside's title hopes just short
Pride was the rainbow that followed the tears at Panthers Stadium Saturday night.

Tennis roundup
In Rome, Jennifer Capriati beat Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4 Saturday to reach the Italian Open final for the first time.

Smarty Jones romps
BALTIMORE - The move came in a flash. Lion Heart had the lead, Smarty Jones was lurking and jockey Stewart Elliott was waiting for the right moment to go. The Preakness was setting up according to plan.

Federer ends Coria's clay streak in Hamburg final
HAMBURG, Germany -- Roger Federer looks as if he's ready for this French Open.

Outdoors calendar
TODAY: Savannah River Rifle & Pistol Club will holds its second annual Open House and Fun Shoot at its outdoor range in South Carolina. Call 803-593-4524 or go to www.srrpclub.com for directions and details.

Outdoors calendar

Panthers re-sign safety Cooper
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers safety Jarrod Cooper, a special teams standout over the past three seasons, has re-signed with the team, according to the Panthers.

Title tie yields more mature Menk

Drea de Matteo: She's Adriana on 'The Sopranos,' and headed for 'Joey'

CBS comedy 'Raymond' signs deal for final season
NEW YORK -- Three days before announcing its fall schedule, CBS sealed a deal Sunday to bring the Emmy-winning comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond" back for a ninth and final season.

'Helter Skelter' revisits violent Manson case, carefully

CNBC's Maria Bartiromo stepping away from the New York Stock Exchange
NEW YORK -- CNBC reporter Maria Bartiromo, whose breathless reporting from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange was a symbol of the 1990s boom, is leaving her reporting perch.

Goodnight, America: 'Frasier' finale watched by 25.2 million
NEW YORK -- The "Frasier" finale drew less than half the viewers of the "Friends" finale.

Report: Phone logjams thwart 'American Idol' voters
LOS ANGELES -- Many would-be "American Idol" voters are disenfranchised by overburdened phone lines and by "power dialers" who hog the system, the magazine Broadcasting & Cable reported.

CBS comedy 'Raymond' signs deal for final season

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
It's not racy, like "The Bachelor." There are no cruel jokes, like on "Joe Millionaire." No one wins a million dollars or gets a nose job.

Korean TV dramas winning passionate fans in U.S.
CHICAGO -- J.P. Paulus is Dutch-Indonesian, and had no exposure to Asian culture while growing up. So how did he become a fan and promoter of Korean television drama?

'Helter Skelter' revisits violent Manson case, carefully
LOS ANGELES -- "Helter Skelter," CBS' Sunday movie about the 1969 murders committed by Charles Manson's followers, is more tell than show when it comes to the brutal crimes.

Drea de Matteo: She's Adriana on 'The Sopranos,' and headed for 'Joey'
NEW YORK -- As every fan of "The Sopranos" knows, Adriana LaCerva is living on borrowed time.

Report: Phone logjams thwart 'American Idol' voters

Goodnight, America: 'Frasier' finale watched by 25.2 million

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

Valerie Van Galder named head of TriStar Pictures

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Diamond Dogs fall to Auburn
AUBURN, Ala. -- Clete Thomas accounted for all of Auburn's runs with three RBIs and two runs as the Tigers rallied to defeat Georgia 4-3 on Sunday.

Georgia shuts out Auburn
AUBURN, Ala. -- Josh Morris hit a three-run home run to left-center field in the third as Georgia tallied four runs in the inning to defeat Auburn 4-0 on Saturday.

South Carolina topples Tennessee
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Aaron Rawl threw a two-hit complete game and Hank Parks hit a two-run homer as South Carolina beat Tennessee 2-0 Saturday.

South Carolina topples Tennessee

South Carolina defeats Tennessee
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Michael Campbell and Landon Powell each hit three-run homers as South Carolina beat Tennessee 12-8 in Southeastern Conference action Sunday.