'Millionaire Next Door' author profiles women

Broadway's version of 'Assassins' to get a recording
NEW YORK --"Assassins" will sing again on CD. The Roundabout Theatre Company revival of the Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical about presidential killers will be recorded by PS Classics on June 7, the day after the Tony Awards.

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

New museum captures the story behind Sisi, a fabled Austrian empress

New museum captures the story behind Sisi, a fabled Austrian empress
VIENNA, Austria -- After more than a century, the fabled empress Sisi continues to reign in Vienna.

Sanford Biggers expanding use of sound in his work

Ending will shock 'Therapy' readers

Behind the scenes with the Romanovs

'The Normal Heart' extends for a summer-long run at the Public
NEW YORK -- The revival of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart" has turned into one of the biggest hits of the off-Broadway season.

Author taught dancing and learned about herself in 1970 Havana

'The Normal Heart' extends for a summer-long run at the Public

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.

Renowned cellist takes classical music to the masses
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The musician settled into a chair onstage, examined his nearly 300-year-old cello and began to play.

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.

Arts calendar

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.

Chronicle of a flood lets readers share victims' experience

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.

Renowned cellist takes classical music to the masses

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.

Sanford Biggers expanding use of sound in his work
CINCINNATI -- Artist Sanford Biggers sits in a chair surrounded by trees. Eyes closed, he appears to be meditating as his head is shaved. He then opens his eyes as his barber walks away, the wind and leaves rushing past.

'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?

A double dose of Tony nominations for Kathleen Marshall

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.

Broadway's version of 'Assassins' to get a recording

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."

A double dose of Tony nominations for Kathleen Marshall
NEW YORK -- It's the most delirious musical-comedy moment of the season: a group of giddy Brazilian naval cadets, carrying leading lady Donna Murphy, conga their way across the stage of the Al Hirschfeld Theater.

New book investigates sinking of Baltimore's Pride

Author Clancy criticizes war in latest book

Behind the scenes with the Romanovs
SANTA FE, N.M. -- The handsome, bearded young man in the outsized oil painting stands tall in his blue military uniform, sword hanging at his side. He looks - well, royal.

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

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.

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.

Defending champ Rice selected as one of 16 regional hosts
Defending College World Series champion Rice was one of 16 schools selected Sunday as regional site hosts for the NCAA Division I baseball tournament.

Greenbrier's 'BR' boys buoy lineup

Greenbrier's 'BR' boys buoy lineup
Imagine a pitcher's burdens against Greenbrier. Leadoff man Ryan Wallace starts off the batting order. Then there's Chris Johnson, a switch-hitting shortstop with a patient eye and a hot playoff bat, in the second spot.

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.

Rival coach expects series to be a classic
Marist coach Don Perez, a two-time state title winner, will head south today. Despite being done for the season, his Memorial Day travel plans lead him to an out-of-the-way destination.

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.

Griffey Jr. is healthy, productive

Stanford women top Michigan in baseball

Vanderbilt beats Florida in 12 innings

Defending champ Rice selected as one of 16 regional hosts

Yankees take first place in Al East

Keep up traditional erratic driving this summer

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.

'Nuclear' discovery dampens cookout
BETHLEHEM, Pa. Here's one way to put a scare into your holiday weekend barbecue.

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.

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.

Smith is good; Phillies better
PHILADELPHIA - You take your inspiration wherever you can find it.

Jones mad at Wolf

Braves thump Phillies

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.

Judge says Anheuser-Busch must pull anti-Miller posters

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?

Salmonella scare prompts nationwide almond recall

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.

Rising tuition costs erase smiles from parents' faces

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.

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.

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.

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.

On the move

Computer screen applicants for employers

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.

Investments can help out with paying for college

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.

Richmond County property transfers

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?

Summer motorists hot, broke at pumps

La-Z-Boy goes after style-conscious consumers

Fund managers making more conservative choices amid rising risks

Business briefs

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.

Companies grumbing at regulatory reforms and costs

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
GAS FORECAST: The average retail price of petrol is now over $2, a hardship for the finances many Americans, not to mention numerous fuel-dependent industries.

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

Companies grumbing at regulatory reforms and costs
ALL BUSINESS: Companies grumbing at regulatory reforms and costs, so maybe they're working

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

La-Z-Boy goes after style-conscious consumers
MONROE, Mich. -- For many people, the name La-Z-Boy says it all: comfy but clunky easy chairs designed for lazing about, not for making a fashion statement.

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.

Companies use customer's perspective to gain success

Employer spotlight

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
The defending NCAA champions say the pressure is off this year.

Low key Clemson set to defend title

Simply justice

Terrorists can't stop summer
As Americans embark on what should be a fun-filled summer, the Bush administration was sending oddly mixed messages about the threat of terror.

A deeply felt day

Terrorists can't stop summer

A deeply felt day
No one Memorial Day is more important than any other Memorial Day, but some are more deeply felt than others.

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.

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

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

Finally a foundation?

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.

Macaulay Culkin leaves child-star past behind
WASHINGTON -- Macaulay Culkin is a normal, well-adjusted 23-year-old guy. Really.

People in the News
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Actor Scott Wolf of the former Fox hit "Party of Five" has tied the knot with Kelly Limp, a former cast member of MTV's "The Real World."

Durham minister seeks to oust DJ for Barrino criticism
DURHAM, N.C. -- A Durham minister has started an online petition drive to oust a local morning radio personality for "racially incendiary" comments insulting "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino.

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.

This week in entertainment history
Entertainment highlights during the week of May 30-June 5:

Another slowdown for e-brokerages may be ahead

Tech stocks may still lead the market, but which ones?
NEW YORK -- Long cast in the role of Wall Street's leading sector, technology stocks are fulfilling that expectation again, recording a bigger advance over the past two weeks than other shares.

Another slowdown for e-brokerages may be ahead
NEW YORK - Last summer, online-brokerage firms ducked a weak seasonal trend. This year, they may not get so lucky.

Jackets fall to Florida State
SALEM, Va. -- Florida State left nothing to chance this time, taking a big early lead and getting solid pitching from Mark Sauls to beat Georgia Tech 17-5 Sunday in the ACC tournament championship.

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.

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.

Trying to get cheap gas might cost you your soul

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

Nicklaus unable to make a run at Senior PGA leaderboard
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jack Nicklaus withdrew from the Senior PGA Championship after struggling with the course he designed.

Drummond, ranked 435th, wins Volvo PGA
VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Scotland's Scott Drummond, ranked 435th in the world, won the Volvo PGA Championship on Sunday. He is the first to capture the European tour's flagship event on his first try since Arnold Palmer in 1975.

Irwin leads Senior PGA after three rounds
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Hale Irwin held a one-shot lead over Dave Barr and Jay Haas when the final round was suspended Sunday at the rain-plagued Senior PGA Championship at Valhalla.

Estill maintains one-shot lead over Sorenstam at Corning

Irwin leads Senior PGA after three rounds

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.

Toms repeats as champion despite 2-over 73

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.

Nicklaus unable to make a run at Senior PGA leaderboard

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.

Sorenstam wins Corning for her 51st triumph
CORNING, N.Y. -- Add the Corning Classic to Annika Sorenstam's impressive resume.

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.

Anderson beats Jones in eight-hole playoff
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Chris Anderson made a 15-foot par putt on the eighth playoff hole to beat Brendan Jones and win the Nationwide Tour's SAS Carolina Classic on Sunday.

Cabrera leads Volvo PGA by a stroke

Anderson beats Jones in eight-hole playoff

Irwin surges to Senior PGA lead

Toms repeats as champion despite 2-over 73
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- David Toms' comeback from wrist surgery is complete.

GreenJackets will have two games televised this season

Flames defense tight on St. Louis and Lightning
CALGARY, Alberta -- Martin St. Louis has been bottled up and shut down by the Calgary Flames.

Good or bad? Favored Lightning at a crossroads in Stanley Cup final
CALGARY, Alberta -- Good game, bad game. Good game, bad game.

Flames beat Lightning in Game 3

Good or bad? Favored Lightning at a crossroads in Stanley Cup final

Flames defense tight on St. Louis and Lightning

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.

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
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

Please guard Augusta's reputation

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

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

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.

Abu Ghraib editorials miss mark

Ignore liberal whining on Iraq

Stick with Bush for Iraq's sake

Mideast peace outlook appears bleak
We applaud your recent editorials on terrorism. The first called for Muslims to repudiate terrorism by the few of their 1.2 billion population responsible for spreading fear and bloodshed through the Middle East. The second called for Palestine Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat to step aside and let others step forward to take advantage of the many opportunities for peace that have been presented to the Palestinian people. Warren Umansky, Ph.D., Debbie Katcoff

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.

Norwood missed many key votes
Apparently The Augusta Chronicle's promise to be fair and unbiased in its news reporting has no teeth. The following information was published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, but was not printed in The Chronicle. What is "fair and unbiased" about failing to report on a significant dereliction of duty by a sitting U.S. congressman, especially when that congressman's home is in the CSRA? ... Kathy Dexter, Evans

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

Ignore liberal whining on Iraq
This is reference to James E. Himley's May 20 letter, "Cut and run in Iraq or we will lose." John Conley, Evans

Mideast peace outlook appears bleak

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

In online world, simple passwords no longer suffice

Mail invitations three weeks early

Desert landscape stark but hauntingly beautiful

Youngsters go to summer camp

American Revolution history - by cell phone

Q&A: When an air conditioner blows a circuit

Study: Telephone still most popular despite e-gov advances

Tsk, tsk: Good manners apply on the beach, too

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

Computer virus researcher looks to biology for clues

Yuppies visit Mississippi shack for pig lips and peanuts

Scientists: Dinosaur skull is evidence Africa broke off later than thought

Something's really corny about South Dakota

New NCsoft games show the best, worst in online games

Tour retraces Washington's journey

Washington town feels jilted in Lewis and Clark art project

Living briefs

Painting like a pro

'Compatibility patent' lets computers decide

How to bulletproof a construction contract

Wi-Fi popularity breeds huge security hole at home

Microsoft technology to allow PC, e-mail search, too

Museum brings slice of Hollywood to Chicago

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."

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

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.

Wi-Fi popularity breeds huge security hole at home
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With a laptop perched in the passenger seat of his Toyota 4Runner and a special antenna on the roof, Mike Outmesguine ventured off to sniff out wireless networks between Los Angeles and San Francisco. He got a big whiff of insecurity.

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

In online world, simple passwords no longer suffice
To access her bank account online, Marie Jubran opens a Web browser and types in her Swedish national ID number along with a four-digit password.

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."

New NCsoft games show the best, worst in online games
"City of Heroes" and "Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle" have so little in common, it's hard to believe both new video games are published by the same company, South Korean-based NCsoft.

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

Study: Telephone still most popular despite e-gov advances
NEW YORK -- Americans like to visit government Web sites for research but when it comes to more sensitive and complex interactions - even when they're available online - most prefer to pick up the phone or visit in person, a new study finds.

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

Microsoft technology to allow PC, e-mail search, too
SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. is looking beyond Internet searches, heading into its battle with Google Inc. with technology designed to allow people to scour their e-mails, personal computers and even hefty databases for information.

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

To Mars and back is not an easy trip
On the day this past January that President Bush was scheduled to announce a major new space policy, more than 100 scientists jammed into the Grandstand Sports Bar in Montgomery, Texas, to watch the address.

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.

'Compatibility patent' lets computers decide
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Chemistry? Forget it. Psychology and statistics best determine whether two people will have a happy marriage. At least so claims an online dating service that's patented its matchmaking formula.

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.

Scientists: Dinosaur skull is evidence Africa broke off later than thought
CHICAGO -- The fossil skull of a peculiar, wrinkle-faced dinosaur unearthed four years ago in the Sahara is providing new evidence that Africa split from the other southern continents more recently than previously thought, scientists say.

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.

Tsk, tsk: Good manners apply on the beach, too
OCEAN CITY, N.J. -- Looking for your place in the sun?

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.

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.

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

Computer virus researcher looks to biology for clues
TROY, N.Y. -- A man sneezes. Flu viruses are released. People close by catch it. They go to work, go shopping. More people are infected. Then more and - Whoosh! - it's an epidemic.

Identity of Army officer shot in downtown Savannah released
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The name of an Army officer who was shot to death in a downtown Savannah square popular with tourists has been released.

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.

Holiday closings

GOP Senate candidates lack military experience

Aiken's support crucial to hopefuls

Across South Carolina

Kid of the day

Rants and Raves
I WANT TO KNOW why Augusta can't keep Westview Cemetery clean. Why do they want to find other things around the city and have other events when they can't take care of what they've already got?

Increasing gas prices don't slow RV sales

Training in Army aids role of deputy

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.

Murphy released from hospital

Memorial Day events

Soldiers make adjustments to life at home

Across the area
A 19-year-old Evans man said he was punched in the face by a man dressed as a woman early Sunday, a Richmond County sheriff's report states.

Authorities on lookout for unsafe boaters
MACON, Ga. -- With lakes and rivers packed with boaters and other recreation watercraft this Memorial Day weekend, law enforcement officers are on the lookout for drunken or unsafe drivers.

Five questions with Holly Johnson
Holly Johnson, program coordinator for the Augusta Aquatic Center, answers five questions for The Augusta Chronicle.

Better organization could solve some problems with bike festival

New turbines will give new life

Shooting raises race questions in Cobb County
MARIETTA, Ga. -- Some members of the community say a deadly shooting in a Marietta apartment complex has harmed efforts to improve race relations because some believe the killing was racially motivated.

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.

Across the area

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.

Summit thrusts coastal Georgia into reluctant spotlight

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.

Man served God, wife and country

The week ahead

State law enforcement ranks thinned by budget, pay

GBI looking into shooting after traffic stop
EATONTON, Ga. -- State authorities are investigating whether an Eatonton police officer was justified in shooting a truck driver after a traffic stop.

Undercover police work sometimes requires on-the-job drinking

'The Lord was with us. He had to be.'
Editor's Note: The stakes were high and well understood. To Allied Forces - and the Nazis - the success of World War II rode on the outcome of the invasion of Northwest Europe on June 6, 1944, better known as D-Day. Code-named Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy landed more than 150,000 U.S., British and Canadian troops along a 50-mile stretch of coastline in 24 hours. Six divisions assaulted five code-named landing beaches: Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno and Sword. Those who survived that hellish day will never forget what they saw. The Augusta Chronicle talked to a number of D-Day veterans and will present their stories this week.

A ride to remember

Across the southeast
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. - North Carolina's beaches are expecting a record run of tourists this summer as an improving economy follows years of recession and terrorism fears.

Spelling whiz is set for 3rd bee

Rants and Raves
I WANT TO KNOW why Augusta can't keep Westview Cemetery clean. Why do they want to find other things around the city and have other events when they can't take care of what they've already got?

$6 billion development seeks to remake Charleston's gateway

State looking to pay entire salaries for presidents

Summit thrusts coastal Georgia into reluctant spotlight
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Posters hanging from a fort in historic Forsyth Park provide the first line of defense when protesters arrive for the G-8 summit in just over a week.

Across Georgia

Across the southeast

Coastal Georgia thrust reluctantly into spotlight for G-8 Summit

UGA charting new territory by severing ties with fund-raising group

'The Lord was with us. He had to be.'

GBI looking into shooting after traffic stop

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.

Spelling whiz is set for 3rd bee
Winner is actually the last word 12-year-old Joe Shepherd wants to spell this week during his third trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington.

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

Across South Carolina

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.

A ride to remember
Motorcycle enthusiasts from Augusta roar out of the parking lot at the VA Medical Center off Wrightsboro Road in Augusta during the Memorial Day Ride for Hospitalized Veterans. The event was sponsored by the South Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association and American Bikers Active Toward Education. The ride was intended to raise awareness of Veterans Affairs.

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

Soldiers make adjustments to life at home
MONTMORENCI - When Sgt. Russ Kirkland came home from Iraq with the Army National Guard's 122nd Engineer Battalion in March, he was a veteran of two wars.

Aiken man killed girlfriend, himself, police say

Veterans see shades of Vietnam in Iraq war
Nearly 30 years after the Vietnam War ended, veterans of the conflict are watching another military campaign that in some ways seems all too familiar.

Crowd shows support for veterans at parade

Pilot missing in North Myrtle Beach plane crash
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Divers are searching the pilot of a small plane crashed in the Intracoastal Waterway on Sunday.

Pilot missing in North Myrtle Beach plane crash

Better organization could solve some problems with bike festival
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Better organization at the Atlantic Beach Bikefest could ease traffic, persuade more Grand Strand businesses to keep their doors open and help defuse charges of discrimination at the festival that attracts thousands of black bikers each Memorial Day weekend, officials say.

State looking to pay entire salaries for presidents
ATLANTA -- The state would be expected to find at least $500,000 to supplement the salaries of the presidents of Georgia's public colleges and universities if a plan to remove the amount paid by the schools' private foundations is approved.

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

Shooting raises race questions in Cobb County

$6 billion development seeks to remake Charleston's gateway
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The gateway to Charleston is a forgotten place, little noticed by the millions of visitors who speed by on the interstate en route to the historic district, area plantations and nearby beaches.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Tyler Thomas, 3, of Augusta.

State law enforcement ranks thinned by budget, pay
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Three years of budget cuts have thinned the ranks of state troopers and other state law enforcement officers, making it more difficult to keep South Carolina a safe place, law enforcement officials say.

Training in Army aids role of deputy
Deputy Brenda Daniels is a natural for police work.

More S.C. families lose homes to foreclosure
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- More people in South Carolina are failing to pay mortgages and losing their homes as the state struggles to create manufacturing jobs.

Man served God, wife and country
For Augusta resident Jacob B. Berlin, the two most important things in life were serving the Lord and loving his wife, Anne.

Undercover police work sometimes requires on-the-job drinking
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Richland County sheriff's office plans to keep closer watch on undercover officers after an on-duty narcotics officer was killed in a car crash after drinking.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Three years of budget cuts have thinned the ranks of state troopers and other state law enforcement officers, making it more difficult to keep South Carolina safe, law enforcement officials say.

Supporters hope to muster minibottle referendum vote in House
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Supporters of a referendum that would allow voters to decide the fate of minibottles in November hope to muster enough votes to pass it in the House this week.

Across Georgia
EATONTON - State authorities are investigating whether an Eatonton police officer was justified in shooting a truck driver after a traffic stop.

GOP Senate candidates lack military experience
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- For the first time in generations, South Carolina Republicans are on the verge of choosing a candidate for U.S. Senate who never served in the military.

The week ahead
Man, do I wish I lived in New York.

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.

Supporters hope to muster minibottle referendum vote in House

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

Kid of the day

'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.

Schools prepare for transfers

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.

Aiken plans to set rules on tattoos

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

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.

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.

Across the area

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.

School choice called success

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.

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

UGA charting new territory by severing ties with fund-raising group
ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia is at the forefront of a debate between universities and foundations that manage private contributions of money and property for student scholarships, faculty endowments and other uses.

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

Trying to get cheap gas might cost you your soul
I dropped by a convenience store the other day to price some gasoline. I noticed something new behind the counter, a gold-and-jewel-encrusted throne.

Weinstein brothers finalize deal to buy Michael Moore's documentary

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Director destroys the world for a good cause

Weinstein brothers finalize deal to buy Michael Moore's documentary
LOS ANGELES -- Bob and Harvey Weinstein finalized the deal Friday to buy back Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" - which Walt Disney Co. blocked their Miramax Films division from releasing - and distribute it themselves.

Director destroys the world for a good cause
LOS ANGELES -- When the real world is filled with war, desperation and terror, "The Day After Tomorrow" could have turned out like a barbecue in the middle of a forest fire.

Q&A with rapper Ludacris

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Audio review briefs from The Associated Press.

Q&A with rapper Ludacris
NEW YORK -- Peering out a hotel window, Ludacris is considering a more sedate lifestyle. Less "Chicken 'N Beer," more exercise and books. Maybe even giving up some of his hard-partying ways.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Busch charges ahead late to win Busch race

Strong field could help Indy 500 live up to its nickname

Buddy Rice wins Indy 500 in the rain
INDIANAPOLIS -- Buddy Rice grabbed the lead after a flurry of early crashes and late pit stops and won a rain-shortened Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

Gordon's attempt at double foiled by rain
CONCORD, N.C. -- Robby Gordon will have to wait another year to complete a grueling racing double.

Buddy Rice wins Indy 500 in the rain

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

Gordon celebrates 10th anniversary of first victory

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."

Indy still struggling to reclaim its place in American sports

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.

One week later, Schumacher is winning again

Johnson pulls off repeat at Coca-Cola 600

One week later, Schumacher is winning again
NUERBURGRING, Germany -- After a one-week departure from form, Formula One returned to its set ways: a victory by Michael Schumacher.

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

Johnson pulls off repeat at Coca-Cola 600
CONCORD, N.C. - A return to his team's namesake track was all it took to snap Jimmie Johnson's string of disappointments.

Rain likely for Indy 500

Gordon's attempt at double foiled by rain

Milk and heroes: Racers honored

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.

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!"

Minnesota's Cassell out for Game 6

Pistons take Game 5
INDIANAPOLIS -- The masked man dubbed "Mini-Me" by Reggie Miller put the Detroit Pistons within one victory of the NBA Finals.

Can Garnett carry Wolves to L.A. upset?
LOS ANGELES -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have a patchwork starting lineup that's missing an All-Star, and they're making up their offensive schemes on the fly in the Western Conference finals.

O'Neal's knee injury worse than first thought
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jermaine O'Neal's sprained knee is worse than first believed, but the Indiana star was still expected to play in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Pistons take Game 5

Timberwolves top Lakers in Game 5

Can Garnett carry Wolves to L.A. upset?

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

Minnesota's Cassell out for Game 6
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota point guard Sam Cassell won't play in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals Monday night, missing a second straight game with back spasms and an injured hip.

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

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.

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-testing in track: Athletes must always be ready

Holland, Saathoff take lead in running target final

Aussies, Dutch gain Olympic volleyball berths

Leslie concerned about safety at Olympics

Drug-testing in track: Athletes must always be ready
The doorbell rings at Marion Jones' house, or there's a knock at the hotel room where Allen Johnson is staying. The Olympic gold medalists open the door to a familiar sight.

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.

Finance minister: cost of Olympics far greater than expected
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's new finance minister says the cost of hosting the Olympics was higher than expected, and the rewards less than Greece anticipated.

Gap closing between Olympic drug cheaters and testers

Aussies, Dutch gain Olympic volleyball berths
Australia and the Netherlands won the final spots for the men's volleyball tournament at the Athens Olympics during separate qualifying tournaments Sunday.

Voros wins second straight title in modern pentathlon

Finance minister: cost of Olympics far greater than expected

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.

Big day for Russian cyclists at track worlds

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.

Victory for U.S. women at rowing World Cup

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.

Competition high for U.S. Olympic gymnastics team

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.

Rising prices might affect Games goers

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.

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.

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?

Kuerten upsets Federer in third round at French Open

Williams sisters, Capriati reach quarterfinals

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Cunego wins Giro d'Italia

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

Hairy escape for Henman as he reaches quarterfinals

Stanford's Liu defends singles title

Smarty Jones could arrive Wednesday at Belmont

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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.

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.

Smarty Jones could arrive Wednesday at Belmont
NEW YORK -- Smarty Jones likely will move his show from Philadelphia Park to Belmont Park on Wednesday.

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.

Hairy escape for Henman as he reaches quarterfinals
PARIS -- Tim Henman says he will stop shaving as long as he stays in the French Open.

Cunego wins Giro d'Italia
MILAN, Italy -- Italy's Damiano Cunego won the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, holding a two-minute lead over his closest opponents at the end of the 20-stage cycling race.

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.

Williams sisters, Capriati reach quarterfinals
PARIS -- Venus Williams' body language worried her mother. At least twice, Williams swatted awkwardly at a ball, winced, then grabbed her stomach.

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.

Harvest records are important

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.

Renaming and regrouping for UGA

Tom Selleck stars in 'Ike,' Eisenhower D-Day drama
LOS ANGELES -- A film paying tribute to Dwight D. Eisenhower and his World War II D-Day achievement required precise casting, said writer-producer Lionel Chetwynd.

NBC dismisses criticism for run of "Dateline" entertainment shows

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.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
ABC News and Peter Jennings take to the violent streets of a Los Angeles neighborhood, home to more than 60 gangs, for an examination of one city's battle against crime.

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."

Tom Selleck stars in 'Ike,' Eisenhower D-Day drama

Carol Kane dances into PBS' 'Cosmopolitan' romance

Scholars lecturing on 'Buffy' - seriously

Carol Kane dances into PBS' 'Cosmopolitan' romance
LOS ANGELES -- Dressed in shades of black, clutching a bouquet of purple flowers, Carol Kane is trailed by a small entourage of family, friends, co-workers and fans as she exits a Hollywood screening of the TV movie "Cosmopolitan."

HBO movie shines light on overlooked heart surgery innovator

NBC dismisses criticism for run of "Dateline" entertainment shows
NEW YORK -- Want to get an NBC executive's blood boiling? Just suggest that "Dateline NBC" may have besmirched its reputation with its series of shows about the network's entertainment fare.

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

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Macaulay Culkin leaves child-star past behind

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Durham minister seeks to oust DJ for Barrino criticism

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Georgia, Georgia Tech named hosts of NCAA regional sites

Georgia, Georgia Tech named hosts of NCAA regional sites
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech and Georgia were two of the 16 schools named Sunday as regional sites for the NCAA baseball tournament.

South Carolina tops Arkansas

Gamecocks win title
HOOVER, Ala. -- Zac McCamie pitched into the eighth inning and South Carolina scored twice in the sixth, capturing its first Southeastern Conference tournament title with a 3-2 victory over Vanderbilt Sunday.

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

Gamecocks win title

South Carolina picked as NCAA regional site
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina hasn't played its last game at home after all.

A race to the finish

Idaho toddler who nearly drowned still in critical condition