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.

Mystery persists over the girl with the pearl earring

Greeley's new novel focuses on Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal

'Wicked' and 'I Am My Own Wife' win top Drama Desk Awards

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

Woods' new thriller offers two series' heroes for the price of one

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

Author illuminates dark world of Afghanistan policy and terror

Well-known authors of new mysteries include one 'unknown'

Woods' new thriller offers two series' heroes for the price of one
"Reckless Abandon." By Stuart Woods. Putnam. 289 Pages. $25.95.

Rare portrait of George Washington to be auctioned

Greeley's new novel focuses on Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal
"The Priestly Sins." By Andrew M. Greeley. Forge. 301 Pages. $24.95.

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

Author illuminates dark world of Afghanistan policy and terror
"Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001." By Steve Coll. The Penguin Press. 695 Pages. $29.95.

Well-known authors of new mysteries include one 'unknown'
Plenty of familiar names populate the list of authors with new hardcover novels of mystery and suspense, including Anne Perry, John Sandford, Loren D. Estleman and Lauren Kelly.

'Wicked' and 'I Am My Own Wife' win top Drama Desk Awards
NEW YORK -- "Wicked" was chosen best musical of the New York theater season, and "I Am My Own Wife" by Doug Wright was named best play in awards given Sunday by the Drama Desk, an organization of theater journalists and critics.

Overbay making Brewers fans forget about Sexson
MILWAUKEE -- Lyle Overbay has turned around the question.

Rockies recall pitcher Aaron Cook
DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies purchased the contract of pitcher Aaron Cook from Triple-A Colorado Springs before Monday's game against Philadelphia.

Rockies recall pitcher Aaron Cook

Colbrun placed on DL, Hairston activated
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks placed pinch-hit specialist Greg Colbrunn on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of tendinitis in his right wrist.

Overbay making Brewers fans forget about Sexson

Unsung rotation keeping Cards competitive
ST. LOUIS -- At the start of the season, the St. Louis Cardinals' weakness seemed to be their unsung rotation.

Padres owner strikes riches near new ballpark

MLB creates pension fund for Negro Leaguers
NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball will provide more than $1 million in pensions to former Negro Leagues players through a new charitable program.

Mora's a hit with improved Orioles

Mora's a hit with improved Orioles
BALTIMORE -- No one's complaining about Melvin Mora's home runs anymore.

MLB creates pension fund for Negro Leaguers

Baseball revenue sharing money going to prospects
NEW YORK -- Several of the biggest beneficiaries of baseball's revenue-sharing plan have among the lowest payrolls in the majors, spending the money on prospects, not stars.

Wood throws off flat ground, Prior throws side session
CHICAGO --Cubs right-hander Kerry Wood threw off flat ground, and Mark Prior pitched a regular side session at Wrigley Field on Monday.

Colbrun placed on DL, Hairston activated

Unsung rotation keeping Cards competitive

Hall of Famer Feller praises Tillman as a hero

Piazza to play more first base

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

Baseball revenue sharing money going to prospects

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.

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.

Wood throws off flat ground, Prior throws side session

Vacation close to home this summer and save money

Man skips sentencing to play poker in Las Vegas
TOMS RIVER, N.J. A man scheduled to be sentenced for masterminding an illegal million-dollar investment scheme went to Las Vegas instead to play poker.

Police blame goose for deadly accident
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. -- A Canada goose smashed through the windshield of a van carrying high school students to a science fair Sunday, leading to an accident that killed the driver, police 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.

Odds and Ends
NEW YORK -- It's not made of gold - just eggs, lobster, caviar and a few trimmings. But an omelet on the menu of a swanky Manhattan hotel will set you back $1,000, plus tip.

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.

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.

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.

Braves' boo-boos blemishing season

Sheets strikes out 18 Braves

Braves' boo-boos blemishing season
ATLANTA -- Marcus Giles is wearing a sling instead of a uniform. Rafael Furcal is having trouble gripping the baseball. Eli Marrero is struggling to put on weight.

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.

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

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.

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

Business briefs

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

Week honors small businesses

Southern Business: American cut-nail makers barely hanging on

Laid-off workers could lose job-training help because of change in Labor Department rule

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.

Week honors small businesses
The backbone of America's economy will be in full celebration this week.

California company asks for new trial in Winnie the Pooh flap with Disney

Lowe's first quarter earnings rise 8 percent
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Lowe's Companies Inc. improved first-quarter earnings by 8 percent as the world's second largest home improvement retailer said Monday it drove down costs and improved profit margins.

World Forum participants say rising oil prices are key source of instability
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan -- Fluctuating oil prices should not cause alarm, but are a key source of global instability, participants at the World Economic Forum said Saturday.

California company asks for new trial in Winnie the Pooh flap with Disney
LOS ANGELES -- The family that owns merchandising rights for Winnie the Pooh characters has asked for a new trial in its long-running royalty dispute with The Walt Disney Co.

Around the watercooler

Trial of former HealthSouth CEO delayed

Age discrimination a looming boomer issue; hard to prove

Trial of former HealthSouth CEO delayed
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A judge has delayed the fraud trial of fired HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, set to begin Aug. 23, until at least late September.

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.

After flashy failures, Internet grocery quietly grows to $2.4 billion industry
PHILADELPHIA -- After the spectacular crashes of big-name Internet grocers in the late 1990s, the dream of a grand new wave of online food stores appeared to fizzle.

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.

Landscapers attempt to stay afloat amid drought

After flashy failures, Internet grocery quietly grows to $2.4 billion industry

World Forum participants say rising oil prices are key source of instability

Landscapers attempt to stay afloat amid drought
DENVER - Lush, eye-pleasing lawns are shrinking in parts of the West. Ornamental fountains are restricted in Las Vegas while gardening with outdoor pots is gaining a new following.

Hispanic lawmakers, activists want beer ads pulled
LOS ANGELES -- Several Hispanic lawmakers and activists called on a beer distributor Friday to pull billboard ads for Tecate beer, saying the ads and their tag line - "Finally, A Cold Latina" - are offensive.

Business briefs
RALEIGH, N.C. - Lowe's Cos. Inc. improved first-quarter earnings by 8 percent by driving down costs and improving profit margins.

Laid-off workers could lose job-training help because of change in Labor Department rule
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Across the country, thousands of laid-off workers - many of them from smaller companies in thinly populated states - stand to lose job-retraining opportunities because of a little-noticed change in the way the government pays for such programs.

Lowe's first quarter earnings rise 8 percent

Marcus Vick, teammates face disciplinary action
ROANOKE, Va. -- Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick and two teammates convicted of serving alcohol to minors will be punished by the school, athletic director Jim Weaver said Monday.

Police: Two Gator football players arrested after scuffle
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Two University of Florida football players face misdemeanor charges after they were arrested for scuffling with police outside a Gainesville nightclub, officials said Monday.

Marcus Vick, teammates face disciplinary action

Making sports history
Central Savannah River Area sports history was made this past weekend. On this side of the river, the Academy of Richmond County brought to the county its first-ever state soccer title, and it couldn't be more prestigious - the Georgia High School Association Class AAA championship.

Intimidation won't work
The tragic suicide car-bomb assassination Monday of the U.S.-appointed president of the Iraqi Governing Council sends a powerful message to would-be Iraqi leaders as coalition forces prepare to turn sovereignty back to that country at the end of next month.

Where's the glue?

Making sports history

Intimidation won't work

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

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

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.

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."

People in the News
LOS ANGELES -- Queen Noor of Jordan urged graduating students to build coalitions to achieve global peace and security, creating "a safety net for all of us."

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

Iraqi leader's death sends stocks down more than 100
NEW YORK - Wall Street, already beset by worries about the economy and world events, skidded even lower Monday on news that the head of Iraq's governing council had been assassinated. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 100 points.

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.

Iraqi leader's death sends stocks down more than 100

California: Take the tasting tour and say cheese
HANFORD, Calif. -- California is finally producing artisanal cheeses that mix old world expertise with bold, local flavors that are worthy of sharing the table with its world-class wines.

California: Take the tasting tour and say cheese

Dandelion has its bright side

Dandelion has its bright side
If there ever was a plant that jumped in and out of the role of "weed," it is dandelion. Lawn-lovers, gardeners, even fruit farmers despise the plant for its appearance and the way it grabs for nutrients and water and distracts bees. The plant is perennial, tough, and spreads its seeds all summer long. What a weed!

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 wins 13th in a row

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' bats stay quiet
If you've gone to Lake Olmstead Stadium the past two days looking for offense, you've probably left disappointed.

Sights and smells of childhood linger

Jimenez wins Asian Open

Sergio slowly returns as consistent contender

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

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.

Player takes his turn to look at Champions
Gary Player let out a "Whoo-whee" when he got out of the golf cart and stepped to the tee box of the third hole.

Player takes his turn to look at Champions

Carpenter nails down victory

USC Aiken returns as champion
Beef. It's what champions have for dinner.

Sergio slowly returns as consistent contender
IRVING, Texas -- Still one of the youngest players in golf, Sergio Garcia has a hard time believing the Byron Nelson Championship was the five-year anniversary of his professional debut on the PGA Tour.

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.

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.

Sergio survives to win the Nelson

USC Aiken returns as champion

GreenJackets' bats stay quiet

Lightning hope to contain Primeau

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.

Flyers, Lightning look for edge in Eastern Conference finals

Flyers, Lightning look for edge in Eastern Conference finals
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Eastern Conference finals have evolved into exactly the kind of series the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning anticipated - long, emotional and extremely physical.

Sharks even series

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

Vacation close to home this summer and save money
I'm not so surprised that the gas price keeps rising, I'm surprised that I keep paying it.

Replace Bush administration

Bush presidency ensures safety

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.

Sports feature was bright spot

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.)

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

Verb was racially insensitive
I am dismayed by The Augusta Chronicle's poor taste and insensitivity displayed in the photo caption of the article regarding repairs to an Interstate 20 bridge on May 5. The caption described a caucasian work foreman who "oversees" a road crew of two men, one who is definitely African-American. Daniel F. McFerran, Martinez

Expert explains Larke's payout

Lying president also is a spendthrift, racist
In addition to being a liar and a spendthrift, our president is a racist. My evidence? His statements to reporters recently in the Rose Garden. Stephanie Wilson, Evans

Bush presidency ensures safety
When the Gulf War ended I, like most people, wondered why, after spending all that money and losing some lives, we didn't just go ahead and take out that Iraqi monster, Saddam Hussein. We had him on the ropes, but the senior George Bush was wise. He was not as popular as his son and he knew the liberals would jump and down like a monkey, screaming - as they are now doing - if we lost two or three people in combat. Harry Oliphant, Hephzibah

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.

Q&A: Reducing ceiling mildew

Liven up dark, dank areas

Spending soars for children's attention deficit, behavior drugs

Biking to work in Augusta takes stamina - and nerve

Ties between Hollywood and video games grow

Parents challenged by adult children, who are neither adults nor children

Engineering educators reaching out to female students

Pedal power

Style Briefs

How to make a small home feel larger

Is wine a beautiful thing?

Travel briefs

Partial remains of first Tyrannosaurus rex fetch $93,250 at auction
LOS ANGELES -- A collection of fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex bones believed to be part of the first ever to be found of the animal fetched $93,250 at an auction Sunday, far less than what organizers had hoped.

Parents challenged by adult children, who are neither adults nor children
NEW YORK -- This should be the time of year when new college graduates celebrate their independence, moving into a home they can finally call their own.

Is wine a beautiful thing?
NEW YORK -- The debate about whether a little wine is good for your health has gone on for years and likely will continue for many more. The new question is: Is wine - or at least wine-based products - good for your skin?

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.

Spending soars for children's attention deficit, behavior drugs
TRENTON, N.J. -- As more children pop pills for attention deficit and other behavior disorders, new figures show spending on those drugs has for the first time edged out the cost of antibiotics and asthma medications for kids.

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.

Travel briefs
ROCKLAND, Maine -- Take a ferry to a scenic island. Watch a bald eagle return to a treetop nest. Visit a lighthouse, and dine on fresh-caught lobster.

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.

Style Briefs
NEW YORK -- It's another vicious cycle of fashion: Up-and-coming designers and small boutiques go to great lengths to generate buzz and interest but once they've accomplished that oftentimes they have no way to get their wares into shoppers' hands.

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.

Biking to work in Augusta takes stamina - and nerve
"You're a brave man," they said. "You're going to what?" they asked.

Pedal power
Mark Shells spends his entire workday around cars at Sunbelt Nissan on Washington Road, but when it's time to head home to Georgia Avenue in North Augusta, he mounts a $1,800 Felt road bike and braves eight miles of traffic-choked streets to get there.

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.

Man gives his energy to AIDS sufferers

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RANT about the statutory rape case. The paper made sure they pointed out that the 13-year-old girl consented. What would you do - one 13-year-old girl and four boys ages 17 to 18? Georgia law says a 13-year-old cannot consent - male or female. It's attitudes like this that keeps girls from pressing charges. The double standard that boys will be boys and girls are to blame shouldn't cut it anymore. How would you feel if this was your child?

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.

Cheney says June 30 deadline is set
POOLER, Ga. - Hours after a suicide car bombing killed the leader of the Iraqi Governing Council outside coalition headquarters, Vice President Dick Cheney reaffirmed the U.S. military's June 30 deadline to hand over sovereignty to a government in Iraq.

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.

Cheney says June 30 deadline is set

At all deliberate speed

Rock Hill schools work to keep schools integrated

SRS security contractor doesn't fear overhaul talk

Flying High

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

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.

Third suspect arrested in shootings of six men

The week ahead

Across South Carolina

Leader may OK gun law repeal
CLEARWATER - The owner of Hootie's Hunting and Fishing said purchasing a handgun will be done only one way - legally. And he'll only sell one to somebody he thinks isn't a gun runner ready to peddle a bushel of Palmetto State firepower to criminals up North.

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.

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.

Bush says Brown changed America
TOPEKA, Kan. - Although the first legal challenges to segregation began more than 100 years earlier, the Brown v. Board of Education decision paved the way and inspired efforts to bring equality in schools, President Bush declared Monday.

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.

Perdue approves legal protection
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law Monday the legislation designed to protect Georgia's popular HOPE scholarship program.

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.

Across the area

Sanford weighs budget veto

One year later, triple killing at bank remains unsolved

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RANT about the statutory rape case. The paper made sure they pointed out that the 13-year-old girl consented. What would you do - one 13-year-old girl and four boys ages 17 to 18? Georgia law says a 13-year-old cannot consent - male or female. It's attitudes like this that keeps girls from pressing charges. The double standard that boys will be boys and girls are to blame shouldn't cut it anymore. How would you feel if this was your child?

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.

Pupils, leaders celebrate case's 50th anniversary

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.

Police charge four teens in break-in

Budget lacks Augusta funds

Middle Georgia schools trying to educate their Hispanic students

Kid of the day

County officials shave dollars off budget

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.

Blacks, whites still separate 50 years after Brown ruling

Developer appeals for landfill

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

Perdue approves legal protection

Two posthumously awarded degrees from Columbus State

Budget lacks Augusta funds
Although Gov. Sonny Perdue approved Georgia's budget for the next fiscal year Monday, he delayed funds for two Augusta projects and cut funds for another completely.

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

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.

Technical school students would be affected by HOPE reforms

Around town
Greg Horn relaxes Monday on his motorcycle as he waits for a shoe repair shop to open in downtown Augusta.

Second man dies in motorcycle crash during biker festival

Pupils, leaders celebrate case's 50th anniversary
AIKEN - Seventh-grader Jory Wright stood on the Aiken County Courthouse steps Monday, shifting his body from side to side, as words from the landmark Supreme Court ruling against segregated school districts were read aloud.

Farm where author lived and wrote open to the public

Battle is ongoing, Jackson asserts
TOPEKA, Kan. - Sunday afternoon in a packed Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. Jesse Jackson called the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision the start of a new America, but cautioned against complacency in the midst of celebration.

Across the area
The driver of a dump truck ran a red light on Windsor Spring Road on Monday afternoon, causing an accident that resulted in injuries to children leaving an elementary school, police said.

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

Event kicks off traffic enforcement campaign

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.

County officials shave dollars off budget
No more county-funded trips to Nowy Sacz, Poland.

Child advocates want more access to list of suspected abusers

Event kicks off traffic enforcement campaign
NORTH AUGUSTA - A little warning and a little fright might just help reduce South Carolina road fatalities this summer.

Kid of the day

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.

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.

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

Weekly club ditches second wheel
ATHENS, Ga. - Al Lieffring can explain the physics of how a unicycle works - why its lack of gears makes pedaling more difficult, why a taller unicycle is easier to balance, why the size of the wheel has a lot to do with how fast you can go.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is D'yma Alicia Griffin, 4 months, of Grovetown.

Leader may OK gun law repeal

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.

Across the area

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.

Bush says Brown changed America

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

Weekly club ditches second wheel

More soldiers to train at Fort Jackson

States keep courts closed

Parties battle for every vote

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.

Club needs to work out parking
Seven weeks after Augusta commissioners gave city attorney Steve Shepard the go-ahead to pursue legal action against the owner of The Club at Raes Creek, the issue has not been settled.

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.

Cost of evening school may rise
A proposal to double the cost of Richmond County Evening High School tuition is one way of discouraging students from taking it easy during the day, school officials said.

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GAINESVILLE - A 33-year-old man was arrested after a standoff at a Gainesville motel.

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CHESTER - A North Carolina man was killed and three people injured in a head-on collision, the state Highway Patrol says.

Mandatory rules help 2 counties conserve
Although a state environmental department is preparing to issue mandatory water restrictions to prevent water shortages this summer, utility officials in Richmond and Columbia counties already have taken conservation steps.

Developer appeals for landfill
An Atlanta developer has appealed the state's denial of his request for permits to establish a 1,030-acre landfill in Taliaferro County.

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.

Police charge four teens in break-in
Four teens were arrested and more arrests could take place in the wake of a weekend break-in at Harlem High School.

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.

Sanford weighs budget veto
COLUMBIA - After largely winning a fight to pay off a two-year-old state deficit, Gov. Mark Sanford has turned his attention to other budget priorities, including restoring money raided from a variety of trust and reserve accounts during the past three years.

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.

GOP pick is called premature
AIKEN - The South Carolina Republican Party's search for somebody to run against state Sen. Tommy Moore took another turn Monday toward indecision and delay.

Day care law honors victim
ATLANTA - Anthony Juan Boatwright wasn't on hand Monday when a new law bearing his name became part of Georgia's legal system, but he was certainly the star of the show.

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Gwinn Nixon, the chairman of the Richmond County Better Governments Committee, has proposed a new plan for securing a candidate for mayor to succeed Richard E. Allen in January 1940.

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.

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

Filmmakers worry footage from Tibet documentary might endanger subjects
CANNES, France -- Two filmmakers at Cannes took extreme precautions Sunday to make sure the people they interviewed for a rare documentary filmed in Tibet would not face a crackdown by Chinese authorities.

Banderas plays his inner cat in 'Shrek'
Antonio Banderas swaggers into an interview with a hint of cockiness that some might recall from one of his more famous roles. Just like his title character in The Mask of Zorro, he's brash, funny and charming. But this time he's not promoting a swashbuckling hero - he's promoting a swashbuckling feline.

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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.

Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11' ignites Cannes audiences with anti-Bush assault

'Pirates,' 'Rundown' daredevils win annual World Stunt Awards

Banderas plays his inner cat in 'Shrek'

'Shrek' puts computer cartoons in Cannes limelight
CANNES, France -- Even the snooty Cannes Film Festival loves computer animation, which has become such the rage in Hollywood it has virtually displaced traditional hand-drawn cartoons on studio slates.

Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11' ignites Cannes audiences with anti-Bush assault
CANNES, France -- As promised, Michael Moore lit a powder keg Monday at the Cannes Film Festival: His incendiary "Fahrenheit 9/11" riled and disturbed audiences with a relentless critique of the Bush administration in the post-Sept. 11 world.

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

'Pirates,' 'Rundown' daredevils win annual World Stunt Awards
LOS ANGELES -- As celebrities ranging from Brendan Fraser and Michelle Rodriguez literally crashed the stage in mock stunts, the men and women who risk their lives to make movie action-sequences look realistic were honored Sunday at the World Stunt Awards.

'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.

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Filmmakers worry footage from Tibet documentary might endanger subjects

'Shrek' puts computer cartoons in Cannes limelight

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Junior 'intimidates' in win

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

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

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.

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.

Sprague wins for 24th time

Kings' Peeler suspended two games for elbowing Garnett
NEW YORK -- Sacramento's Anthony Peeler was suspended for two games Monday for elbowing Minnesota's Kevin Garnett, meaning the Kings guard will miss Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals.

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.

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.

With Game 7 looming, Wolves, Kings try to relax

Pacers feed off home crowd for 3-2 series lead

Kings' Peeler suspended two games for elbowing Garnett

Devean George not interested in going home
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The heck with going home to Minneapolis and spending time with family and friends. Los Angeles Lakers forward Devean George hopes the Sacramento Kings eliminate the Minnesota Timberwolves from the playoffs.

McElhiney becomes head coach of ABA team
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ashley McElhiney was introduced as the new coach of the expansion Nashville Rhythm of the American Basketball Association on Monday, becoming the first female head coach of a professional men's basketball team.

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.

Lakers playing their best entering conference finals

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

Stojakovic starting to find an offensive rhythm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Peja Stojakovic's struggles have been a big topic during Sacramento's second-round playoff series against Minnesota.

With Game 7 looming, Wolves, Kings try to relax
MINNEAPOLIS -- Bodies are aching, tempers are flaring and elbows are flying.

Spurs think about next year after losing to Lakers

Stojakovic starting to find an offensive rhythm

Determined Pistons win Game 6

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.

Kings force Game 7

Devean George not interested in going home

Raiders sign Hambrick, Terrell

Improved Boller settles in at No. 1

CBS: Shannon Sharpe taking TV job

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IOC closes book on two dozen U.S. drug cases
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The International Olympic Committee on Monday closed the cases of two dozen U.S. Olympic medalists who failed drug tests in the 1980s and 1990s.

Greek security official pleased with results of four-day Olympic exercise
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's top security official said Sunday he was satisfied by the results of a four-day security exercise testing the country's ability to respond to terror attacks during the upcoming Summer Olympics.

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.

Bid cities await 2012 shortlist decision

Bid cities await 2012 shortlist decision
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- New York bid leader Dan Doctoroff showed no signs of nerves as he awaited Tuesday's selection of the finalists vying to host the 2012 Olympics.

Greek security official pleased with results of four-day Olympic exercise

IOC gives go-ahead for transsexuals to compete in Olympics
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Transsexuals were cleared Monday to compete in the Olympics for the first time.

Jones would sue if USADA tries to hold her out of Olympics

Women's 470 team qualifies for Athens

Women's 470 team qualifies for Athens
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. -- Katie McDowell of Barrington, R.I., and Isabelle Kinsolving of New York qualified for the Athens Olympics in the 470 class by finishing eighth out of 53 boats at the world championships in Croatia.

Overtime

Smarty Jones keeping Belmont preparation low key on home turf

Dupuis beats Di Pasquale to advance to second round

One left hand changes everything for Roy Jones Jr.

Bartoli advances to second-round match against Davenport

Overtime

Holyfield trying to prove he will remain the 'Real Deal'

Smarty Jones may face big field in Belmont

Mauresmo beats Capriati to win Italian Open

Elliott taking newfound success in stride

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

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

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

Holyfield trying to prove he will remain the 'Real Deal'
Relaxing in a brown leather chair in his palatial suburban Atlanta mansion, Evander Holyfield is within arm's reach of a book about the man who defined the sport of boxing in Holyfield's youth.

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

Dupuis beats Di Pasquale to advance to second round
CASABLANCA, Morocco -- France's Antony Dupuis beat countryman Arnaud Di Pasquale 7-6 (6), 6-4 Monday to advance to the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II tournament.

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.

Overtime
The NFL's career leader in receptions and yards at his position will replace Deion Sanders on The NFL Today pregame show, CBS spokeswoman LeslieAnne Wade confirmed Monday. She said the official announcement will be made Tuesday.

Bartoli advances to second-round match against Davenport
STRASBOURG, France -- France's Marion Bartoli defeated Austria's Barbara Schett 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 Monday to advance to the second round of the Strasbourg Open.

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.

Elliott taking newfound success in stride
BENSALEM, Pa. -- Stewart Elliott knows horse racing can be fickle.

Improved Boller settles in at No. 1
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- When Kyle Boller noticed the quizzical look on the faces around him, the Baltimore Ravens' starting quarterback realized just how far he has come in the span of a year.

Raiders sign Hambrick, Terrell
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Free agent running back Troy Hambrick signed with the Oakland Raiders on Monday, less than a week after being cut by the Dallas Cowboys.

CBS: Shannon Sharpe taking TV job
DENVER -- Denver tight end Shannon Sharpe is retiring, after all.

Give St. Paul a break on women and slavery, scholarly defenders say
No biblical author has taken more lumps lately than St. Paul, the missionary pioneer who took Christianity to Europe and wrote a good chunk of the New Testament.

Pope names six new saints
VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II named six new saints Sunday, including a woman who became a symbol for abortion opponents because she refused to end her pregnancy despite warnings that it could kill her.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Opening shot in a $9 billion game: networks releasing fall schedules
NEW YORK -- This week, broadcast networks unveil their fall schedules in presentations that, in past years, offered the first glimpse of hits such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Friends."

'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.

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

'Helter Skelter' revisits violent Manson case, carefully

Opening shot in a $9 billion game: networks releasing fall schedules

Valerie Van Galder named head of TriStar Pictures

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Gwyneth Paltrow gives birth to baby girl named Apple

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.

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.

Xtreme question of the week
Here are the results of last week's question:

Liking same guy comes between two friends

Liking same guy comes between two friends
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: Me and this girl have been friends for a very long time and she has constantly bugged me about dating this guy. But when she went on a trip she began to flirt with him and act like she really liked him herself in front of my face. Should I act as if it never happened?

Looking forward to summer?

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The dress is in the bag and the rented tux has been returned. Got your photos back? It's the time of your life, so why not share it with us? We're looking for your prom snapshots, those photos you will cherish forever.

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Looking forward to summer?
Here's the cycle: homework, tardy bells and tests for the 180 days of the school year and then the 2 months of fleeting freedom that summer brings.

Laughing is best medicine
As I was walking out of a teen club during spring break I saw a girl slip in a puddle of water and totally bust her rear end. It was funny, but what was funnier was to see her reaction.

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

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The Facts: Johnnie Hamilton Martin, 17 a junior at North Augusta High School.

Police blame goose for deadly accident

Man skips sentencing to play poker in Las Vegas

Odds and Ends

Give St. Paul a break on women and slavery, scholarly defenders say

Pope names six new saints