Harvard's Huntington stirs the melting pot, praising 'Anglo-Protestant' America

Author taught dancing and learned about herself in 1970 Havana
As a young woman, Alma Guillermoprieto performed with Twyla Tharp, whose choreography helped change the modern dance landscape. In 1970, when Guillermoprieto was 20, she experienced a different sort of revolution, when she spent six months trying to teach her art to Cuban youngsters.

Wooing Tony voters with CDs, books, tickets and even lunch
NEW YORK -- On the ornate, mausoleumlike main floor of a former bank building, Kristin Chenoweth gyrates with two chorus boys - a mock Broadway version of Britney Spears.

Chronicle of a flood lets readers share victims' experience

Chronicle of a flood lets readers share victims' experience
When the Red River of the North inundated Grand Forks, N.D., in April 1997, images of the water-filled streets and burning downtown buildings filled the TV news. In the following weeks and months came the stories of victims who lost their homes and the long-term effort of recovery.

Ending will shock 'Therapy' readers

Author Clancy criticizes war in latest book

Wooing Tony voters with CDs, books, tickets and even lunch

New book investigates sinking of Baltimore's Pride
BALTIMORE -- The Pride of Baltimore rose from the banks of the Inner Harbor in 1976 like a ghost, a regal reminder of the old city's fading industry and vitality.

Arts calendar

Ending will shock 'Therapy' readers
"Therapy," Jonathan Kellerman's latest novel featuring sleuthing psychologist Alex Delaware, is a densely plotted - and immensely enjoyable - mystery that begins when a young couple are found murdered in a secluded lover's lane in the hills of Los Angeles.

Harry Potter may die in last book, says actor Daniel Radcliffe
LONDON -- Harry Potter may never grow up. Daniel Radcliffe, who stars as the daring schoolboy wizard, said Friday that Harry may die in the last book of J.K. Rowling's magical series.

Author taught dancing and learned about herself in 1970 Havana

New book investigates sinking of Baltimore's Pride

'Millionaire Next Door' author profiles women

Author Clancy criticizes war in latest book
NEW YORK - A brand-name author with many admirers in the military criticized the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, citing it as proof that "good men make mistakes."

Harvard's Huntington stirs the melting pot, praising 'Anglo-Protestant' America
Harvard University's Samuel P. Huntington addresses some incendiary topics in his new book, "Who Are We?: The Challenges to America's National Identity" (Simon & Schuster).

'Millionaire Next Door' author profiles women
ATLANTA -- When you've sold more than $100 million worth of cars over a 30-year career, what might you choose to drive in retirement?

Arts calendar
ART AND WINE: 215 Park Ave. S.E., Aiken; portraits, prints, etchings, wine; visits by appointment; noon to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; www.poloartist.com; (803) 648-3564.

Griffey Jr. is healthy, productive
CINCINNATI - Ken Griffey Jr. is feeling good enough to glare.

North Carolina wipes out Duke
SALEM, Va. -- Andrew Miller worked hard to keep North Carolina in the game early against Duke, then had to work hard to keep himself loose as the game turned into the Tar Heels Relays.

Vanderbilt beats Florida in 12 innings
HOOVER, Ala. -- Matt McGraner's game-winning single in the 12th inning lifted Vanderbilt to a 6-5 victory over Florida Saturday and into the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game.

Stanford women top Michigan in baseball
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Meghan Sickler hit a sacrifice fly to score the winning run in Stanford's 5-4 victory over Michigan in an elimination game Saturday in the NCAA Women's College World Series.

Benitez not thinking about New York, even with Mets in town
MIAMI -- Three hours before gametime, Armando Benitez's giant body was sprawled across a black leather recliner. Silver earrings dangled from his lobes, a bandanna was wrapped around his head and he happily greeted teammates standing on the other side of the clubhouse.

Florida State, Stanford advance
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jessica van der Linden allowed four hits and scored a run, leading Florida State to a 2-0 victory over Washington and eliminating the Huskies from the NCAA Women's College World Series on Saturday.

Vanderbilt beats Florida in 12 innings

Yankees take first place in Al East
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Kevin Brown allowed three hits in 7 2-3 innings and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 5-3 Saturday night to take over first place in the AL East.

UCLA blanks LSU

Stanford women top Michigan in baseball

Devil Rays call up McGriff
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Fred McGriff is ready to resume his quest to reach 500 home runs.

Padres put Klesko on DL

UCLA blanks LSU
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Keira Goerl threw a four-hitter and UCLA beat LSU 2-0 Friday in a winner's bracket game at the NCAA Women's College World Series.

Mueller has knee operation

Yankees take first place in Al East

Benitez not thinking about New York, even with Mets in town

Griffey Jr. is healthy, productive

Baseball roundup

Baseball roundup
Boston allowed a season-high 17 hits in a 15-2 loss to Oakland on Thursday night. It was the most runs allowed by the Red Sox since losing 15-9 to Tampa Bay on July 24.

Johnson to make Expos debut
MONTREAL -- First baseman Nick Johnson was activated from the 15-day disabled list and in lineup to make his Montreal debut Friday night.

North Carolina wipes out Duke

Padres put Klesko on DL
MILWAUKEE -- San Diego Padres slugger Ryan Klesko was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained muscle in his rib cage.

Mueller has knee operation
BOSTON -- Red Sox third baseman Bill Mueller had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to remove a "hanging piece of cartilage" on Friday before returning home to recuperate.

Keep up traditional erratic driving this summer

A race to the finish
Kathleen "Speed Queen" Ferrell, of New York City, who is visiting family on the Isle of Palms, right, exaggerates the speed of her lawn mower as she crosses the finish line during the 7th annual 22nd Avenue Lawn Mower Race on the Isle of Palms, S.C., Saturday.

Idaho toddler who nearly drowned still in critical condition
SALT LAKE CITY -- The toddler who showed signs of life after being pronounced dead of drowning remained in critical condition Saturday.

Odds and Ends
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A judge is in the dog house after he complained about a canine running around his neighborhood, then convicted the pet's owner in court.

Braves thump Phillies
PHILADELPHIA - If Atlanta manager Bobby Cox had sent this lineup out in spring training, the paying customers would have demanded a refund.

Jones mad at Wolf

Jones mad at Wolf
PHILADELPHIA - Chipper Jones' left knee was sore and swollen Saturday, and his anger at Randy Wolf's errant fastball remained on low boil.

Braves thump Phillies

Phillies bust Braves in 10
PHILADELPHIA - They had a revitalized Mike Hampton on the hill and a backup outfielder hitting a home run. They had Randy Wolf on the ropes, Jim Thome out of the lineup nursing a sore finger, and Pat Burrell without a hit in his first four trips.

New beer-alcohol level law causes ale lovers to rejoice
ATLANTA - Beer in Georgia is about to get more kick.

Consumer spending up solidly, income growth strong, good signs for economy

Fund managers making more conservative choices amid rising risks
NEW YORK -- If you're feeling a bit wary about the stock market, you're in good company. A recent survey of mutual fund managers shows many professional investors are losing their appetite for risk, too.

European Union, United States sign passenger data agreement
WASHINGTON -- U.S. and European Union officials signed an anti-terrorism agreement on Friday for sharing passenger data on transoceanic flights, saying it provides adequate privacy protection to air passengers.

New beer-alcohol level law causes ale lovers to rejoice

Consumer spending up solidly, income growth strong, good signs for economy
WASHINGTON -- Consumers - whose behavior plays a crucial role in shaping economic activity - increased their spending in April by a solid 0.3 percent, a good signal that the recovery remained firmly rooted as it entered the current quarter.

Computer screen applicants for employers
EDGEWATER, N.J. -- The Pathmark supermarket here is hiring. But walk-in applicants need not bother asking for a manager.

Daft to step down as Coke chief seven months early
ATLANTA -- The Coca-Cola Co. said Friday that outgoing chairman and chief executive Doug Daft will step down from those positions seven months earlier than expected.

Salmonella scare prompts nationwide almond recall
LOS ANGELES -- The normally quiet almond industry has suddenly found itself struggling with a food producer's worst nightmare: a salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than two dozen people and prompted a nationwide recall.

Center awards 2 local groups
Two area businesses have been recognized as outstanding family operations.

On the move

Rising tuition costs erase smiles from parents' faces
Graduation day is a time to celebrate. Exiting high school seniors line up in their black robes, and parents' smiles are obscured by cameras and camcorders.

Oil and gasoline futures rise ahead of Memorial Day
NEW YORK - Crude oil futures rose Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, led by a wave of buying in June gasoline ahead of contract expiration and the long Memorial Day weekend.

Richmond County property transfers
Richmond County property transfers for May 10-19. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Business briefs
Friday: Introduction to Government Contracting; free three-hour seminar by Georgia Tech; Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; 9 a.m. to noon; emphasis on understanding the federal registration process, finding federal government procurement opportunities and marketing to federal agencies; call Lloyd Watts at 729-2076.

Summer motorists hot, broke at pumps
Her minivan pulled to the pump, Jeanine Cooper seemed to wait patiently as she filled the tank with gasoline.

Summer motorists hot, broke at pumps

Companies use customer's perspective to gain success
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth column in a series on the traits of successful companies.

Companies use customer's perspective to gain success

Biz bites
Selling your home yourself may save you money, but it's not easy.

Employer spotlight

Employer spotlight
MEDAC INC. HEADQUARTERS: 804 Scott Nixon Memorial Drive, Augusta PRODUCT/SERVICE: Billing services for anesthesiology practices

Computer screen applicants for employers

Why should I be worried about airlines sharing my personal data?
Privacy and civil liberties advocates have expressed outrage after revelations that several airlines secretly shared passenger data with the government in an effort to make travel safer. What exactly should I be worried about?

Investments can help out with paying for college

On the move
Jack Dukes has been appointed customer service manager at Jim Whitehead Tire and Auto Service. Mr. Dukes previously worked as an automobile service expert at area Nissan dealerships for more than 28 years and was responsible for opening three dealership service departments and maintaining service operations.

Judge says Anheuser-Busch must pull anti-Miller posters

Judge says Anheuser-Busch must pull anti-Miller posters
MILWAUKEE -- A federal judge Friday night ordered Anheuser-Busch Cos. to pull some ads in a new campaign that tweaks Miller Brewing Co. for being foreign-owned.

Richmond County property transfers

Oil rig count down by 3 this week

Salmonella scare prompts nationwide almond recall

European Union, United States sign passenger data agreement

Rising tuition costs erase smiles from parents' faces

Oil rig count down by 3 this week
HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the United States fell by three this week to 1,169.

Fund managers making more conservative choices amid rising risks

Investments can help out with paying for college
How much will it cost when the time comes? If tuition, textbooks, and room and board at the University of Georgia are running roughly $11,000 a year today, what will the cost be when your children go off to college?

Japanese recovery underlined by consumer spending, job data
TOKYO -- Government data released Friday underscored Japan's budding recovery as wage earner spending jumped, industrial output continued to grow and pressures eased on unemployment.

Business briefs
TURIN, Italy - Fiat Chairman Umberto Agnelli, who emerged from decades in the shadows of his glamorous older brother to help orchestrate a turnaround at his family's troubled automaker, died of cancer Thursday evening at age 69.

Biz bites

Augustans speak up on city identity crisis

Augustans speak up on city identity crisis
Everybody's weighing in on Main Street Augusta's plan to launch a Broad Street branding campaign in hopes of drawing more people downtown.

Low key Clemson set to defend title

Low key Clemson set to defend title
The defending NCAA champions say the pressure is off this year.

Barnett reinstated; tough part is over

Barnett reinstated; tough part is over
BOULDER, Colo. - For nearly four months, University of Colorado coach Gary Barnett listened as reports of sexual assaults, drug and alcohol use and questionable recruiting practices filtered almost daily from the campus. It was enough to make him wonder if he'd ever be allowed back.

An important test case
We're not overly optimistic that the GBI is up to the job, frankly. Longtime observers will remember other alleged corruption cases that seemed to be whisked into a black hole when the GBI became involved.

Finally a foundation?

Simply justice
It is a tragedy that has since been blanketed over by the falling shadows of the twin towers and the deaths of thousands. But at the time, the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building was the most heinous, murderous terrorist act ever on U.S. soil.

Simply justice

The nuclear power choice
This week's big blockbuster movie is The Day After Tomorrow, a disaster film about sudden, huge climatic change brought on by global warming. Environmentalists say the movie's a little over the top, but they hope it will make people more aware of the dangers of global warming and willing to support political and government action to combat it.

Bias, values gap, inescapable
The term "liberal media" isn't necessarily a slur.

The nuclear power choice

Finally a foundation?
They finally found the elusive answer to peace in the Mideast:

An important test case

Two movie studios sue online seller of DVD-copying software
ST. LOUIS -- Two Hollywood movie studios have sued an online retailer, accusing Technology One of defiantly selling DVD-copying software previously barred by two federal courts.

People in the News
LONDON -- Princess Diana believed her husband, Prince Charles, was given permission by his father to return to his longtime love, Camilla Parker Bowles, after five years of marriage, according to Diana's former butler.

Jackson trial tentatively set for Sept. 13
SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- The judge in the Michael Jackson child-molestation case set a tentative trial date of Sept. 13 over the objection of the pop star's lawyer. The defense also asked that Jackson's $3 million bail be lowered.

Lawyer takes home $5 million prize in World Series of Poker
LAS VEGAS -- The soft-spoken patent lawyer from Connecticut knew exactly what do with his monstrous stack of chips at the final table of the 35th annual World Series of Poker.

People in the News
NEW YORK -- John Jay Iselin, former president of WNET and president of the Marconi fellowship foundation at Columbia University, has been recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to British television in the United States.

People in the news
ST. LOUIS - Energizer Holdings Inc. is appealing to the rock 'n' roll sensibilities of baby boomers by enlisting 1980s rocker Pat Benatar to boost sales of hearing-aid batteries.

Frontier posts narrower fourth-quarter loss

Sponsors report few takers for Medicare drug cards
WASHINGTON -- As Tuesday's starting date approaches for the Medicare drug discount program, the number of older Americans enrolling for the new benefit has been disappointing, according to some card sponsors.

Sponsors report few takers for Medicare drug cards

Frontier posts narrower fourth-quarter loss
DENVER -- Frontier Airlines Inc. blamed its $5.75 million fourth-quarter loss Friday on higher fuel costs and fares depressed by fierce competition in the airline industry.

Big Movers in the Stock Market
NEW YORK -- Stocks that were moving substantially or trading heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market.

Bonds finish lower
NEW YORK -- Bond prices fell Friday in abbreviated pre-holiday trading as traders considered some new economic reports.

Stocks mixed in quiet pre-holiday trading
NEW YORK -- A strong consumer spending and earnings report wasn't enough to fend off the pre-holiday doldrums on Wall Street Friday as stocks finished an uninspired session mixed. However, the major indexes managed a week of solid gains for the first time in over a month.

Bonds finish lower

Braves get by Jackets
For the first seven innings Saturday, Lakes Olmstead Stadium was the place to be if you're a fan of pitching.

GreenJackets will have two games televised this season
GreenJackets fans who can't make it to Charleston, S.C., for the South Atlantic League All-Star Game on June 29 are in luck.

Moss growing fast
When Brandon Moss finds himself struggling on the baseball field he gets help.

Suarez stands tall in win
Ignacio Suarez was a double shy of hitting for the cycle Friday night.

Irwin surges to Senior PGA lead
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Hale Irwin reeled off four straight birdies Saturday, surging to a one-shot lead after two rounds at the flood-delayed Senior PGA Championship at Valhalla.

Morgan, Haas join leaders in rain-delayed Senior PGA

Cabrera leads Volvo PGA by a stroke

Taylor's 65 fits in at the top
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - David Toms should never, ever miss playing a round at the TPC at Southwind.

Taylor's 65 fits in at the top

Estill leads Sorenstam by one at Corning
CORNING, N.Y. -- The Annika chase didn't last long.

Cabrera leads Volvo PGA by a stroke
VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Angel Cabrera of Argentina shot a 4-under-par 68 Saturday for a one-stroke lead over Justin Rose of England and three others after three rounds of the Volvo PGA Championship.

Morgan, Haas join leaders in rain-delayed Senior PGA
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jay Haas and Gil Morgan needed only three holes to move into a tie for the lead at the flood-delayed Senior PGA Championship on Friday.

Irwin surges to Senior PGA lead

Estill leads Sorenstam by one at Corning

Estill maintains one-shot lead over Sorenstam at Corning

Toms pads his lead to seven strokes with 6-under 65
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- David Toms played so poorly the past two months that he could have gone home to Louisiana until he felt his surgically repaired left wrist was completely healed.

Estill maintains one-shot lead over Sorenstam at Corning
CORNING, N.Y. -- Michelle Estill is in unfamiliar territory, atop the leaderboard on the weekend. So far, she's handling it well, even in the face of the world's top female golfer.

Levi storms to the front
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Wayne Levi made four birdies just before the second round was suspended because of darkness Friday and held a one-shot lead in the rain-delayed Senior PGA Championship.

Toms pads his lead to seven strokes with 6-under 65

Suarez stands tall in win

GreenJackets will have two games televised this season

Moss growing fast

Teams' tempers starting to flare

Flames beat Lightning in Game 3

Teams' tempers starting to flare
CALGARY, Alberta - It's taken only two games for the Calgary Flames and Tampa Bay Lightning to realize they don't really like each other.

Flames beat Lightning in Game 3
CALGARY, Alberta -- One trend is developing in a furiously played Stanley Cup final: the first team to one wins.

Keep up traditional erratic driving this summer
This is the weekend that has become the traditional kickoff to summer vacations.

Stick with Bush for Iraq's sake

Please guard Augusta's reputation
I should address this letter to the Augusta Commission. Johnny Hensley, Augusta

Stick with Bush for Iraq's sake
This being an election year, seems it's the season to blame President Bush for everything that's going on in the world. Floyd Brown, Evans

Prison abuse qualifies as atrocity
Feelings of outrage, disbelief and shame welled up within me after I read the article by Walter Williams in the May 12 Chronicle. This journalist set forth the idea that the acts at Abu Ghraib prison "don't qualify as torture and atrocities as far as those terms have been historically defined." Martha McKnight, Evans

Abu Ghraib editorials miss mark

Blacks have had plenty of breaks
Regarding Claude Lewis' May 24 column: He says he's retired. In my opinion, he should go home and shut up. He seems like another one of those liberals who has no day-to-day contact with blacks or is ignoring the facts for some unknown reason. Charlie J. Connell, North Augusta, S.C.

Please guard Augusta's reputation

Writer has skewed view on Iraq war
I'd like to know the source for Linda Parnell's contention (May 21) that former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland , D-Ga., did not lose his limbs fighting in Vietnam, as he and others claim, but lost them in a warehouse accident working with equipment. I've done a search and can't find any support for this assertion. (Editor's note: In April 1968, Mr. Cleland mistakenly picked up a live grenade as he was disembarking from a helicopter.) Susan Kinney, Waynesboro

Muslims should apologize to us
During the presidential election of 2000 I heard President Bush say "fuzzy math" a number of times. I was not clear on the exact meaning of the phrase then, and I'm further in the dark now. Dale Sylvester, North Augusta, S.C.

Gay-marriage column light on facts
This is in response to the May 20 column "Gay marriages could redefine commitment" by Ellen Goodman. In the article, she concludes that, as long as the spouses are truly committed to each other, gay marriage does not destroy the institution of marriage, but can bring back to marriage the commitment that is so absent from it in our society. Jessica Mouser, Aiken, S.C.

Don't stereotype special-ed pupils
This letter is in response to your editorial "What were they thinking?" on the 20-year-old registered sex offender at Harlem High. Sammy Woei-A-Sack, Augusta

DeMint would serve well in Senate
Recently, Robert Gossett wrote a letter to the editor in support of Rep. Jim DeMint's candidacy in the upcoming June 8 Republican primary for U.S. Senate. In his letter, Mr. Gossett states that he was Rep. Gresham Barrett's Aiken County co-chairman when Mr. Barrett was running for Congress during 2002. Greg West, Aiken, S.C.

Abu Ghraib editorials miss mark
It is a disappointment to see The Chronicle fall in lock-step with the liberal agenda on the Iraqi prison incident. As others have pointed out, the prisoners were not in prison because they ran a stop sign. They are murdering terrorists who deserve more punishment than a slow, painful, agonizing death. Allen W. Johnson, Augusta

Writer has skewed view on Iraq war

DeMint would serve well in Senate

Fight for black freedom goes on
This letter is a response to the recent massacre of children and civilians by the racist, Zionist Israeli defense minister. We would like to, at this time, express our unwavering support for the Palestinian people and for the Palestinian cause. Bobby Price, Augusta

Something's really corny about South Dakota

Washington town feels jilted in Lewis and Clark art project

Pilgrim's Pride reports avian flu infection

Yuppies visit Mississippi shack for pig lips and peanuts

Painting like a pro

Couple finds Grovetown home nice change from 'fixer-upper'

Industry conference offers a vision - literally - of what's to come

Desert landscape stark but hauntingly beautiful

Tour retraces Washington's journey

Mail invitations three weeks early

Museum brings slice of Hollywood to Chicago

American Revolution history - by cell phone

Youngsters go to summer camp

Q&A: When an air conditioner blows a circuit

How to bulletproof a construction contract

Living briefs

Pilgrim's Pride reports avian flu infection
PITTSBURG, Texas -- About 24,000 chickens were destroyed after an avian influenza infection was found at an East Texas farm that supplies chickens to Pilgrim's Pride, the poultry giant and state officials said Friday.

Painting like a pro
Few homeowners get through spring and summer without needing to paint some part of the home.

Desert landscape stark but hauntingly beautiful
TUCSON, Ariz. -- To the Tohono O'odham tribe, which has lived in Arizona's Sonoran desert for centuries, the upstretched arms of the prickly saguaro cactus evoke a human protector and provider.

Couple finds Grovetown home nice change from 'fixer-upper'
After friends moved into Grovetown's Ivy Falls Plantation, Jack and Amy Herrington began scouting the neighborhood for a new home.

How to bulletproof a construction contract
We recently released a book titled "Home Remodeling for Dummies." Chapter 10 is about construction contracts. It begins:

Mail invitations three weeks early
Dear Carson: My son's graduation invitations arrived yesterday and I was hoping they would include some basic rules of etiquette. How soon do you mail the invitations? Do you write on the inner envelope? Is the return address from the student or parents? - Mother of the Graduate

American Revolution history - by cell phone
CONCORD, Mass. -- Strolling on ground where Minutemen and British regulars once skirmished, modern-day visitors to Minute Man National Historical Park no longer have to depend on the occasional mounted sign to imagine Paul Revere's ride or "the shot heard 'round the world."

Tour retraces Washington's journey
ROSLYN, N.Y. - George Washington slept here. And there, and there, and there.

Washington town feels jilted in Lewis and Clark art project
CLARKSTON, Wash. -- In this city named for the co-captain of the Lewis and Clark expedition, locals are upset at being cut out of a major work of art by Maya Lin that honors the historic trek's bicentennial.

Living briefs
Stacy Bullard and Stephen Edwards Jr. have much in common, but it was what was different that brought them together.

Q&A: When an air conditioner blows a circuit
Q. Jerry asks: Why can't I keep my air conditioner running? The existing 110V cooler has worked without fail in the same plug for about 10 years. Now, when my wife turns the lamp on while it's running, the breaker pops. The lamp also has been in use for years.

Youngsters go to summer camp
School is out. Do you know where your camping shoes are?

Industry conference offers a vision - literally - of what's to come
SEATTLE -- A television sewn into your shirt sleeve. A dashboard screen to monitor the kids in the back seat. A 3-D computer monitor sharp enough to make a hardcore gamer's heart stop - or help a surgeon start one.

Museum brings slice of Hollywood to Chicago
CHICAGO -- Visitors to the Museum of Science and Industry's new exhibit on moviemaking can see such Hollywood relics as the scruffed bomber jacket worn by Harrison Ford in the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" trilogy and the harpoon gun used to spear the shark in "Jaws."

Something's really corny about South Dakota
MITCHELL, S.D. -- "Ooooooh," said Hiroko Suzuki of Yokohama, Japan, savoring her first gaze at the stately spires and agricultural artwork of the world's only Corn Palace.

Yuppies visit Mississippi shack for pig lips and peanuts
JACKSON, Miss. -- The tiny one-room shack made of weathered gray boards looks as if a giant hand scooped it off a shady Mississippi riverbank, then plunked it among the glass and granite towers of downtown Jackson.

Some owners blame county

Center's ex-lawyer pleads innocent
An attorney caught up in the allegations of corruption at the mental health center pleaded innocent to charges Friday.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A request for $20 million for the computer system in Atlanta's public schools has been put on hold pending an investigation into how money was spent previously, regulators said.

Crowd shows support for veterans at parade

Correction

Nostalgia drives tractor buffs

ACLU sues Savannah, county over protest law
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the city of Savannah and Chatham County over protest laws.

'It was mass confusion'
It was about 10:30 a.m. when Mr. Pearlstein's unit hit Utah Beach. The boat's British skipper dropped the ramp, but the first two jeeps that disembarked capsized.

Correction
Comments attributed to a clergyman in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle might have been misleading. Providence Baptist Church Pastor Don Prosser said a statement attributed to him should have said Jimmie Lee Mills, a child molestation suspect, is no longer attending the church.

Kid of the day
Jordyn Dorsey of Augusta is today's kid of the day.

Aiken's support crucial to hopefuls
AIKEN - After languishing as a political backwater for most of the year, Aiken County has emerged as a crucial battleground in a drum-tight skirmish for second place in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

Memorial Day events

Holiday closings

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Former Georgia House Speaker Tom Murphy was released Saturday after spending four days in Emory University Hospital, an Emory spokeswoman said.

School choice called success

Memorial Day events
MEMORIAL DAY RIDE: The Paralyzed Veterans Association Inc. and District 8 A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education will hold the second annual Memorial Day Ride for Hospitalized Veterans today.

Rants and raves
AFTER READING (former Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Ronnie) Few's grand jury report from Washington, D.C., every time I look at Marion Williams and Willie Mays and the future I see them as racists. Every time I look at them, it makes me sick on my stomach that Augusta would have people of their caliber and quality running the city. There's no end to it and never will be an end to it as long as the racists are out. It's not the white people who are racist. It's the black people who are racist.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - James Neil Tucker, who killed two women while looking for money 12 years ago, was put to death in South Carolina's electric chair Friday.

Increasing gas prices don't slow RV sales

Kid of the day

Across the area

Around town
Frank Bowman (from left), T.W. Josey High School class of 1967, watches as Effie Forde and Hagan Curtis, a graduate of the class of '67, set up a wreath next to the grave of T.W. Josey at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Augusta. Ms. Forde is the granddaughter of Mr. Josey.

Coastal Georgia thrust reluctantly into spotlight for G-8 Summit

Center's ex-lawyer pleads innocent

Rants and raves
Comments from readers: I DO NOT KNOW who makes the ultimate decision on where graduations are held, but the temperature was 95 degrees at the Hephzibah High School graduation. I'm sure that the people on the podium probably had fans since they had electricity out there, but you had some seniors in stands, as well as the seniors graduating in 95-degree weather. I think this stinks.

Crowd shows support for veterans at parade
AIKEN - Elmer Lucas, 78, watched the procession of military bands and star-spangled floats Saturday afternoon with a smile on his face, occasionally tapping his feet as he gripped his walking cane.

New turbines will give new life

City applauds groups for aid to homeless

Aiken plans to set rules on tattoos

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Ladora A. Harris, 14, of Augusta.

Across Georgia

Nostalgia drives tractor buffs
BEECH ISLAND - George Purcell always wanted to restore an American-made tractor that he could use for tilling his garden.

Schools prepare for transfers

Across the area
A handicapped woman badly burned in a fire Friday morning remained in critical condition Saturday, said Beth Frits, a spokeswoman for the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital.

Holiday closings

City applauds groups for aid to homeless
Augusta Commissioner Bobby Hankerson shared disturbing news as he spoke at the third annual Augusta Task Force for the Homeless' resource fair and luncheon Friday.

Kid of the day

Doctors advised on outbreak
Easton Knowles is the exception. While other 5-year-old leukemia patients might want to go to Disney World for their special trips, Easton wants to see the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

Rants and raves
AFTER READING (former Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Ronnie) Few's grand jury report from Washington, D.C., every time I look at Marion Williams and Willie Mays and the future I see them as racists. Every time I look at them, it makes me sick on my stomach that Augusta would have people of their caliber and quality running the city. There's no end to it and never will be an end to it as long as the racists are out. It's not the white people who are racist. It's the black people who are racist.

Cab fares could increase
A cab ride in Augusta soon could start costing riders a little bit more.

Bureau hopes ads keep tourism rising

Memorial Day events
WORLD WAR II RECOGNITION CEREMONY: The American Legion Jesse C. Lynch Memorial Post 71, 300 E. Spring Grove Ave. in North Augusta, will conduct a World War II recognition ceremony at 2 p.m. today at the post. The ceremony will recognize local World War II veterans, and a flag disposal ceremony will be conducted. Several local dignitaries and organizations will participate in the event. There also will be an exhibit of World War II memorabilia. The ceremony is free. For more information, call Charles Smiley at 279-5074.

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Shooting points to gang activity
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested two men in what they said Friday was a gang-related shooting in south Augusta, and said more arrests are expected.

Across South Carolina
BEAUFORT - A judge's order of community service for two teens convicted in the beating death of a middle school pupil has been changed after the local Habitat for Humanity organization refused the help.

Across the area
A 66-year-old man who stabbed a friend during a drunken argument was sentenced to five years in prison Friday.

New turbines will give new life
Scientists who study fish populations in the Savannah River below Thurmond Dam have known for decades that something isn't right.

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Memorial Day:

Aiken plans to set rules on tattoos
AIKEN - Coming soon to Aiken County: the once-taboo tattoo.

Aiken man killed girlfriend, himself, police say

Schools prepare for transfers
AIKEN - When it comes to planning for the federal No Child Left Behind law, South Carolina and Georgia take different approaches.

Pigs don't lighten Capitol mood
AIKEN - By dragging a pair of pigs into the Statehouse to underscore a point about pork-barrel spending, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford fractured an already rocky relationship with fellow Republicans, who control both houses of the Legislature, and heightened chances he'll face a GOP primary challenge in 2006, lawmakers and political professionals said Friday.

Increasing gas prices don't slow RV sales
NEW ELLENTON - For Kathy Marxer, traveling several hundred miles a day in a motor home is the best way to see her six children, who are scattered along the East Coast from New York to Florida.

Fire puts handicapped woman in hospital

Rants and raves
Comments from readers: I DO NOT KNOW who makes the ultimate decision on where graduations are held, but the temperature was 95 degrees at the Hephzibah High School graduation. I'm sure that the people on the podium probably had fans since they had electricity out there, but you had some seniors in stands, as well as the seniors graduating in 95-degree weather. I think this stinks.

Pigs don't lighten Capitol mood

In the know
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Fire puts handicapped woman in hospital
A handicapped Augusta woman was severely burned after a fire Friday morning at her home, as was a firefighter who went in to combat the blaze, officials said.

Aiken man killed girlfriend, himself, police say
AIKEN - An Aiken man fatally shot his live-in girlfriend as she left her job at an area restaurant early Saturday, then went home and killed himself, authorities said.

Memorial Day events

Coastal Georgia thrust reluctantly into spotlight for G-8 Summit
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Posters on a fort in historic Forsyth Park illustrate the anxiety in this city of shaded squares and stately homes as residents prepare for the arrival of thousands of demonstrators drawn to the G-8 summit.

Authorities emphasize lake safety
Thurmond Lake visitors can expect lots of company this holiday weekend, and possibly a visit from law enforcement.

ACLU sues Savannah, county over protest law

Some owners blame county
A number of Richmond County taxpayers rushed to pay their delinquent 2003 tax bills after The Augusta Chronicle published their names and amounts due on Monday.

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Memorial Day:

Doctors advised on outbreak

School choice called success
Fourteen-year-old Anita Williams got tired of disruptive classmates preventing teachers from finishing their lessons at Sego Middle School. So she did something about it.

Latest poll shows gain by Ravenel
AIKEN - South Carolina's Republican primary battle for U.S. Senate just tightened another notch.

Judge sets death penalty in beating
A judge formally imposed Robert O. Arrington's death sentence Friday morning.

Audit clears board in payout

Post critical for communication
They're not the infantry that the public sees often on TV in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Across the area

Bureau hopes ads keep tourism rising
Augusta's tourism figures are mirroring a statewide increase in tourist dollars and are expected to only grow this year if a new ad campaign in magazines such as Southern Living proves successful, officials say.

Aiken's support crucial to hopefuls

Audit clears board in payout
State auditors, armed with news articles on Superintendent Charles Larke's $94,000 vacation payout, found no improprieties this week after scrutinizing how the school district handled the matter, the system's chief financial officers said Friday at a news conference.

Judge sets death penalty in beating

Renaming and regrouping for UGA
The University of Georgia is so dysfunctional it might need to change its name and start over.

Strong field could help Indy 500 live up to its nickname
INDIANAPOLIS -- Slowly but surely the big boys have returned to Indy.

Strong field could help Indy 500 live up to its nickname

Milk and heroes: Racers honored
INDIANAPOLIS - Jim Nabors clutched the commemorative Indianapolis 500 ring, and in his best Gomer Pyle voice responded with a familiar "Gollleee!"

Rain likely for Indy 500

Indy 500 might alter start time
INDIANAPOLIS - Jim Nabors always sings "Back Home Again in Indiana." Mari Hulman George always yells, "Gentlemen, start your engines!" The celebration in Victory Lane always includes milk.

Busch charges ahead late to win Busch race

Report: NASCAR considers speedway on Staten Island
NEW YORK -- NASCAR is thinking about building a speedway in a city better known for traffic jams and taxicabs than for motorsports.

Gordon celebrates 10th anniversary of first victory
CONCORD, N.C. -- Ten years ago, Jeff Gordon was a bit of an outcast when he sped to the first victory of his NASCAR career.

Biffle, Busch move forward
CONCORD, N.C. - Greg Biffle isn't ready to forget last week's all-star race crash, but the challenge of racing 600 miles during Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 won't allow him to dwell on his problems with Roush Racing teammate Kurt Busch.

Milk and heroes: Racers honored

Indy 500 might alter start time

Gordon celebrates 10th anniversary of first victory

Rain likely for Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS -- Rain is likely Sunday for the Indianapolis 500, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

Indy still struggling to reclaim its place in American sports

Indy still struggling to reclaim its place in American sports
INDIANAPOLIS -- Can this be the Indianapolis 500? Just two days before the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing," a call to the ticket office provides plenty of options. "We have tickets in the North Vista, South Vista and along the backstretch in the Northeast Vista," a cheery voice replies. "We also have a few scattered along the main straightaway."

Busch charges ahead late to win Busch race
CONCORD, N.C. -- Kyle Busch needed a bit of good fortune to take the lead late in Saturday's Carquest Auto Parts 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Report: NASCAR considers speedway on Staten Island

Timberwolves top Lakers in Game 5

Scott introduced as Hornets head coach

Cassell a game-time decision for Game 5

Scott introduced as Hornets head coach
NEW ORLEANS -- The man expected to be Byron Scott's best player next season is also one of the coach's biggest fans.

Timberwolves top Lakers in Game 5
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett's survival instinct was stronger than the Lakers' finishing touch.

Cassell a game-time decision for Game 5
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Sam Cassell will be a game-time decision Saturday for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Lakers push to finish series in Minnesota

Lakers push to finish series in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Los Angeles Lakers need just one win in their next three games to advance to the NBA Finals.

Billups sheds old mentality

Billups sheds old mentality
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Chauncey Billups was all alone with the ball on the left wing, near the 3-point line.

Blake signs one-year deal with Philadelphia

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Company working to get telecommunications ready for Olympics

Competition high for U.S. Olympic gymnastics team
The Athens Games may still be two months away and the Olympic trials not until the end of June, but the stakes are already plenty high for U.S. gymnasts.

This Olympics may be one for Americans to forget

Gap closing between Olympic drug cheaters and testers
LONDON -- During more than 30 years of drug checks at the Olympics, the cheaters have usually managed to keep a step or two ahead of the testers.

Victory for U.S. women at rowing World Cup

Leslie concerned about safety at Olympics

Company working to get telecommunications ready for Olympics
ATHENS, Greece -- The Athens Olympics could be a showcase for the latest in telecommunications technology. Then again, it could be a mess.

Rising prices might affect Games goers

Big day for Russian cyclists at track worlds
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Russians Olga Slyusareva and Svetlana Grankovskaya successfully defended their points and sprint titles Saturday while Australia won the team pursuit for the third straight year at cycling's world track championships.

Drug policies all over the map in sports

Lamback prepares to compete in Greece
When Lantz Lamback walked into the Augusta Aquatics Center last week, his feet never touched the ground.

Acropolis to be accessible for disabled by start of Paralympics

Gap closing between Olympic drug cheaters and testers

Barca-Cysique leads France to win at volleyball qualifier

Holland, Saathoff take lead in running target final

Relative of first Greek marathon hero to help bring flame home

Victory for U.S. women at rowing World Cup
MUNICH, Germany -- The United States captured the women's eights Saturday at the rowing World Cup.

Hungary's Voros leads qualifying field in modern pentathlon
MOSCOW -- Defending champion Szuzsanna Voros of Hungary collected 4,172 points to lead qualifying Thursday at the opening day of the modern pentathlon world championships.

Hungary's Voros leads qualifying field in modern pentathlon

Drug policies all over the map in sports
The incessant clash between doping and anti-doping forces ought to be staged as a tragedy in the ancient Greek theater on the Acropolis this summer.

Leslie concerned about safety at Olympics
UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Lisa Leslie is paying close attention to security while getting ready to play in her third Olympics.

This Olympics may be one for Americans to forget
The Dream Team doesn't look so dreamy anymore. A top rower decided he was too scared to go to Athens, and the U.S. baseball team wasn't good enough to go.

Rising prices might affect Games goers
ATHENS, Greece - Greece is busting its budget to host the Olympics. There are fears the same could happen to those coming to Athens for the Aug. 13-29 games.

Relative of first Greek marathon hero to help bring flame home
ATHENS, Greece -- The Olympic flame's first round-the-world journey promises to be a showcase of stars.

Big day for Russian cyclists at track worlds

NATO to train Greek forces on chemical and biological warfare
ATHENS, Greece -- Greek soldiers will travel to the Czech Republic to be trained by a NATO unit in chemical, biological and nuclear warfare to counter any attack during the Aug. 13-29 Olympics.

Competition high for U.S. Olympic gymnastics team

Ulmer, Henderson give New Zealand double gold
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Sarah Ulmer of New Zealand followed up her record-setting performance with a victory in the individual pursuit Friday at the world track cycling championships.

Voros wins second straight title in modern pentathlon

Barca-Cysique leads France to win at volleyball qualifier
TOKYO -- Philippe Barca-Cysique powered France to a straight sets win over Iran at the men's Olympic volleyball qualifying tournament Friday.

NATO to train Greek forces on chemical and biological warfare

Acropolis to be accessible for disabled by start of Paralympics
ATHENS, Greece -- The 2,500-year-old ruins on the Acropolis will be made accessible to people with disabilities in time for the Paralympics in September.

Voros wins second straight title in modern pentathlon
MOSCOW -- Szuzsanna Voros of Hungary won her second straight world title in modern pentathlon title Saturday and her third since 1999.

Holland, Saathoff take lead in running target final
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Koby Holland and Adam Saathoff held the top two spots after the second day of competition in the men's running target Saturday at the U.S. shooting Olympic trials.

Georgia on your mind? Consult the Internet
The rich just keep getting richer. As if Georgia wasn't already the greatest place on God's green Earth, now we have our own online encyclopedia to prove it.

Georgia on your mind? Consult the Internet
The rich just keep getting richer. As if Georgia wasn't already the greatest place on God's green Earth, now we have our own online encyclopedia to prove it.

Ryan: Near term will be a test of Augusta's leadership
How can a community have so many leaders and so little leadership?

Ryan: Near term will be a test of Augusta's leadership
How can a community have so many leaders and so little leadership?

Smarty Jones primed to deliver a Triple Crown

Rogue Agent romps as favorite in Belmont's feature

Kuerten upsets Federer in third round at French Open

Stanford's Liu defends singles title

Overtime

Tapit, The Cliff's Edge won't run in Belmont

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Kuerten upsets Federer in third round at French Open
PARIS -- Inspired by the familiar chants of "Guga! Guga!" at Roland Garros, three-time champion Gustavo Kuerten pulled off the latest French Open upset.

Tapit, The Cliff's Edge won't run in Belmont
NEW YORK -- When Smarty Jones goes for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes next Saturday, Tapit and The Cliff's Edge won't be around to try and stop him.

Stanford's Liu defends singles title
ATHENS, Ga. -- Stanford's Amber Liu won 12 of the final 16 points to beat Fresno State's Jelena Pandzic and claim her second straight NCAA women's singles championship on Saturday.

Smarty ready for Belmont Stakes
BENSALEM, Pa. - John Servis can breathe a little easier: Smarty Jones' final tuneup was flawless.

A week before Belmont, Smarty Jones looks sharp
BENSALEM, Pa. -- Smarty Jones appeared in top form Saturday, a day after a seven-furlong workout on his home track and a week before the third and final leg of his Triple Crown bid.

Overtime
In Villa Rica, Ga., Laura Coble sank an 8-foot par putt on the second playoff hole to win the 35th Annual Greater Atlanta Women's Amateur Championship over defending champion Margaret Shirley on Friday.

Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Rogue Agent romps as favorite in Belmont's feature
NEW YORK -- Rogue Agent won again in the rain Friday, drawing away in the final furlong on Belmont Park's sloppy main track for a 2 3/4 -length victory over Powerful Touch in the $50,000 feature race for older horses.

Smarty Jones primed to deliver a Triple Crown
NEW YORK -- Somewhere in the racing machine that is Smarty Jones, there has to be an Achilles' heel. It may be exposed in the Belmont Stakes next Saturday - or it may not, and the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will become racing's 12th Triple Crown champion.

Outdoors Calendar
Sunday, June 6: A Kids Fishing Derby will be held from 8-11 a.m. at Fort Gordon's Claypit Lakes II and III. The event is sponsored by Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club. Call 791-5078 for information.

Harvest records are important

Harvest records are important
MILLEN, Ga. - Although a growing majority of hunting clubs want to manage their land for bigger bucks, surprisingly few are taking the important first step of keeping harvest records.

Blake signs one-year deal with Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA - Quarterback Jeff Blake signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday.

Congregant creates class for children with autism
Six-year-old Jalen Owens likes to sit under or between church pews rather than on them, but he never gets a stare at Flowing Wells Worship Center, which recently started a Sunday school class for autistic children.

School's nuns leave for reassignment
This has been a year of milestones in the 91-year history of Immaculate Conception School on Laney-Walker Boulevard.

Religion news in brief
TORONTO -- A female bishop who was a candidate for head of the Anglican Church of Canada has withdrawn from the election after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

New generation of pastors uses new methods to reach out into culture
Joey Thompson brought home the message of Christ's Ascension for his Crawford Avenue Baptist Church congregation with a balloon launch Sunday at Riverview Park in North Augusta.

Plenty of insights into character of John Paul II in pope's new book
VATICAN CITY -- Ever since communism came crashing down in his native Poland and across Soviet-dominated eastern Europe, Pope John Paul II has been thanking God for ending a dark era for believers.

Faith digest
Peck and Benji Mallory, the founders of Fellowship of New Testament Ministries in Carrollton, Ga., will speak at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Living Waters Full Gospel Church, 1319 Community Park Road.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar is a roundup of church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Rural churches struggle to maintain congregations in old buildings
SPRING MILLS, Pa. -- The stained glass windows are being removed from the old First Pentecostal Church, now falling apart in this central Pennsylvania village. Less than a mile away, a "For Sale" sign sits outside the century-old St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

Renaming and regrouping for UGA

'American Family' scrambles to meet Emmy deadline
LOS ANGELES -- It took a major effort to ensure that the PBS miniseries "American Family" would be eligible for Emmy Award consideration.

Nielsen moving ahead with controversial measurement system
NEW YORK -- Nielsen Media Research says it is going forward with a new TV viewer measurement system in New York next week despite an independent group's decision not to accredit it.

'American Family' scrambles to meet Emmy deadline

Scholars lecturing on 'Buffy' - seriously
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It's tough for scholars to be taken seriously when their subject is a TV show about a California blonde fighting evil in a high school built on a gateway to hell.

Scholars lecturing on 'Buffy' - seriously

Nielsen moving ahead with controversial measurement system

HBO movie shines light on overlooked heart surgery innovator

HBO movie shines light on overlooked heart surgery innovator
BALTIMORE -- Not so long ago, the idea of performing heart surgery was medical blasphemy. After the Hippocratic oath, surgeons followed another dictum: "Don't touch the heart."

Lawyer takes home $5 million prize in World Series of Poker

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People in the News

Jackson trial tentatively set for Sept. 13

People in the News

Two movie studios sue online seller of DVD-copying software

Bulldogs fall prey to Gators' swing
HOOVER, Ala. -- Connor Falkenbach pitched a three-hitter and C.J. Smith hit a two-run homer to lift Florida to a 7-0 victory over Georgia Friday, bouncing the Bulldogs from the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Bulldogs fall prey to Gators' swing

South Carolina tops Arkansas

South Carolina tops Arkansas
HOOVER, Ala. -- Memo to South Carolina and Vanderbilt hitters: Good luck Sunday. You might need it.

Idaho toddler who nearly drowned still in critical condition

A race to the finish

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Faith Calendar

Congregant creates class for children with autism

Rural churches struggle to maintain congregations in old buildings

Faith digest

New generation of pastors uses new methods to reach out into culture

Religion news in brief

School's nuns leave for reassignment

Plenty of insights into character of John Paul II in pope's new book