Memoirs of slave who died in Vermont to be republished this fall
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The last time Jeffrey Brace saw his parents was in western Africa as he headed to the river for a swim with friends.

Arts calendar
Here's a list of gallery showings and events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Gossipy but enlightening look at 1920s literary scene
Don't judge Marion Meade's latest book by its title. "Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin" might sound like the tag for another nostalgic tour of 1920s parties like those boozy soirees in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby." But Meade's historical account wastes little time boring readers with what they already know about the Roaring '20s and its raised hemlines, lowered standards, Manhattan speakeasies and bootleg booze.

Rockwell exhibit examines social statements of his later works

Arts calendar

Memoirs of slave who died in Vermont to be republished this fall

Exhibit shows Russian religious images from czarist times
WASHINGTON -- Russians have collected icons for centuries, displaying the paintings of religious figures and scenes and lighting candles and lamps before them in special corners of their homes.

'Fiction': Asking to read what you may not want to hear

'Double Play' is Robert B. Parker's finest novel
At the age of 72, more than 40 years since publication of his first book, best-selling mystery writer Robert B. Parker has written his finest novel.

Phylicia Rashad becomes first black actress to win Tony Award for lead role in a play

First-time authors and best friends strike publishing gold with esoteric thriller

'Much Ado About Nothing' this summer in Central Park

Phylicia Rashad becomes first black actress to win Tony Award for lead role in a play
NEW YORK -- By winning the Tony for best actress in a play, Phylicia Rashad completed a journey started by Claudia McNeil more than four decades ago in the first production of "A Raisin in the Sun."

'I Am My Own Wife' wins Tony award for best play; 'Avenue Q for best musical

'Much Ado About Nothing' this summer in Central Park
NEW YORK -- Jimmy Smits and Kristen Johnston will portray Shakespeare's battling lovers Benedick and Beatrice this summer in Central Park.

Australian Essie Davis arrives as Broadway's latest star

Pearson's new Lou Boldt thriller grips the imagination
Lou Boldt is a man you'd love to have on your side of an argument. He's smart and brave - and has the highest case clearance on average in the history of the Seattle Police Department.

Pearson's new Lou Boldt thriller grips the imagination

Though no perfect specimen, 'The Body' has good parts
Starting over late in life isn't a new theme. But doing it by having your brain surgically implanted into the brand-new body of your choice is the interesting twist in Hanif Kureishi's novella "The Body."

'Double Play' is Robert B. Parker's finest novel

First-time authors and best friends strike publishing gold with esoteric thriller
NEW YORK -- They met as 8-year-olds at a friend's birthday party and soon became inseparable, playing on the same soccer team and writing short stories.

Exhibit shows Russian religious images from czarist times

Though no perfect specimen, 'The Body' has good parts

The hunt is on for lost New Deal murals

Gossipy but enlightening look at 1920s literary scene

The hunt is on for lost New Deal murals
NEW ORLEANS -- A Cajun town about 150 miles west of here is playing historical detective. It is offering a reward of $2,000 for the recovery of a New Deal mural its post office once had on its wall and lost.

'I Am My Own Wife' wins Tony award for best play; 'Avenue Q for best musical
NEW YORK -- "Avenue Q," a cheeky little musical that uses puppets, four-letter words and catchy, jinglelike tunes, was the upset winner Sunday at the Tonys where history was made as Phylicia Rashad became the first black actress to win for a leading dramatic role.

Australian Essie Davis arrives as Broadway's latest star
NEW YORK -- Most actresses would simply leap at the chance to make a splash in a Tom Stoppard play. Most would do cartwheels for a shot at a meaty role that could lead to a Tony Award nomination.

Rockwell exhibit examines social statements of his later works
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. -- It was an image that captured the country's attention: a 6-year-old black girl walking into an all-white school in New Orleans, protected by federal marshals.

'Fiction': Asking to read what you may not want to hear
NEW YORK -- Reading someone else's diary could be asking for trouble: You might get to read what you don't want to hear.

Catcher turned pitcher awaits draft
CLEMSON, S.C.- If you're looking for Collin Mahoney this afternoon, here's a tip on where to find him.

LSU routs College of Charleston

Padres have tough decision to make with draft's No. 1 pick

Catcher turned pitcher awaits draft

LSU routs College of Charleston
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU pitcher Lane Mestepey missed his first start in the NCAA Regional at Baton Rouge with a sprained left ankle. He made it back in time to help the Tigers win another trip to a Super Regional.

Griffey hits 497th and 498th

Baseball notebook
ATLANTA - The Philadelphia Phillies will place Randy Wolf on the 15-day disabled list because of tendinitis in his left elbow if closer Billy Wagner has a good rehabilitation outing today.

Padres have tough decision to make with draft's No. 1 pick
NEW YORK -- After months of evaluating thousands of athletes around the country, the San Diego Padres narrowed their decision on the No. 1 draft pick to three players.

Griffey hits 497th and 498th
CINCINNATI -- Ken Griffey Jr. hit two homers Sunday, giving the Reds slugger 498 for his career.

Diet: What Would Jesus Eat?
SHELBY, N.C. -- The Rev. George Malkmus often preaches about how he believes the world of proper eating began.

All-or-nothing Braves win

Ortiz runs out of magic tricks
ATLANTA - He has been the Braves' ace since he arrived 18 months ago, and this weekend he was prepared to lead them out of one more hole.

All-or-nothing Braves win
ATLANTA - You couldn't rule out anything, not in a week in which bantam-sized second baseman Nick Green hit home runs in consecutive games, 45-year-old Julio Franco hit a grand slam and Mike Hessman went deep for the first time this season.

Maybe Bush could use some lessons from Fed in dealing with oil market
NEW YORK -- Financial markets can be a game of nuance, one the Federal Reserve attempts to play with finesse by keeping investors guessing on its next move in interest rate policy.

Microsoft selling Windows at bargin prices in emerging markets
BANGKOK, Thailand -- The long-running legal battles between Microsoft Corp. and governments in Europe and the United States make the company look like a partner in a bad marriage, ready to walk out and call the divorce lawyer.

Business leaders confident about all but letting shareholders vote

Changes to lifestyle can prevent, lessen burnout
Many business owners eat, sleep, breathe and live their businesses. Every day (and many nights) they are managing people, finances and the other daily tasks of running a business. As time marches on, pressures build, and Joe Owner eventually displays symptoms of burnout.

Supermarkets shift to self-checkout lanes
WASHINGTON -- Supermarket checkout clerks are going the way of the bank teller - available if you want one, avoidable if you don't.

On the move
Jennifer Blankenship has been promoted to bookkeeper at Muns Welding & Mechanical Inc. Ms. Blankenship has been employed at Muns for five years and is pursuing her associate's degree in accounting.

Microsoft selling Windows at bargin prices in emerging markets

Property transfers
Richmond County property transfers for May 20-25. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Business calendar

Alternative payment methods hurt check printers

Alternative payment methods hurt check printers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Consumers like Gretchen Schultz are the scourge of companies that print checks.

Knowledge can make marketing easier task
Associated PressNEW YORK - Marketing can seem like an overwhelming prospect for a small-business owner - there's research to do, publicity campaigns to pull together, mailings to send out, and more.

Business briefs
LOST HOLIDAYS: As Americans, we do a pretty poor job when it comes to getting away from our work, according to an annual "Vacation Deprivation" survey.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Board of directors, United Way of the CSRA Inc., regular meeting; United Way office, 630 Ellis St.; 4 p.m.

Business briefs

On the move

Supermarkets shift to self-checkout lanes

Realtors say high rates won't deter buyers

Maybe Bush could use some lessons from Fed in dealing with oil market

Knowledge can make marketing easier task

Realtors say high rates won't deter buyers
When Becky Donner says the recent rise in mortgage rates shouldn't have too much an impact on area home sales, she says so with some authority.

Changes to lifestyle can prevent, lessen burnout

Employer spotlight
Shaw Industries

Business leaders confident about all but letting shareholders vote
NEW YORK -- If corporate executives are still so confident of their leadership skills, maybe it's time they finally allowed shareholders to say whether they agree.

Some of Fort Discovery's money ended up in pockets of lobbyist
Some folks are blaming the legislative delegation, particularly Republican Sens. Don Cheeks and Randy Hall, for not being able to bring home the bacon (known as pork when it goes elsewhere) because Gov. Sonny Perdue cut state funds for the Augusta Mini Theatre and held up $890,000, half the money appropriated for Fort Discovery this year. But is the blame misplaced?

Clemson slips by Birmingham Southern
ATHENS, Ga. -- Travis Storrer's RBI single in the ninth rallied Clemson past Birmingham Southern 5-4 in an elimination game of the NCAA Regionals Saturday night.

U.S. must command

Enduring words from the Great Communicator, Ronald Reagan:

Enduring words from the Great Communicator, Ronald Reagan:
"Government is not the solution, it's the problem." - Inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1981

On Reagan's shoulders
''In a president, character is everything. A president doesn't have to be brilliant. ... He doesn't have to be clever; you can hire clever. You can hire pragmatic. ... But you can't buy courage and decency, you can't rent a strong moral sense. A president must bring those things with him. He needs to have, in that much-maligned word, a vision of the future he wishes to create. But a vision is worth little if a president doesn't have the character - the courage and heart - to see it through.''

U.S. must command
President Bush brushed aside claims that his administration was displeased with the Iraqi Governing Council's choice of powerful tribal leader Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawar to head up the interim government that's to take charge of the country on June 30 until elections can be held next January.

On Reagan's shoulders

History's pivotal day
Take the 20th century's 36,500-some-odd days. How many of them do you suppose you'd classify as "pivotal"?

Reports: Jennifer Lopez marries Marc Anthony in Beverly Hills
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Jennifer Lopez reportedly married Marc Anthony in a small ceremony at her home, less than six months after she ended her high-profile engagement to Ben Affleck.

Items from Barbra Streisand's career up for auction to benefit charity
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Collectors took advantage of a rare opportunity Saturday when Barbra Streisand put hundreds of items from her films and personal life on auction to benefit several charities.

People in the News
MEXICO CITY -- The director of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" says he strived to be faithful to the books by J.K. Rowling as he crafted the third movie in the Harry Potter series.

How can I donate my car to charity?
How can I donate my car to charity?

How can I donate my car to charity?

June set to be another sideways month for investors
NEW YORK -- June will be a long month for investors who are cranky about rising interest rates and skyrocketing oil prices.

Many young workers shirk 401(k) participation
Tracy Yen's opinion of 401(k) plans soured when she was laid off from her first job and learned she hadn't been with the company long enough to keep the matching funds her employer had contributed to the plan.

Auto incentives not going away anytime soon, industry observers say

Rising rates could help savers, hurt borrowers

Wireless consumers unhappy with cell phone companies

Rising rates could help savers, hurt borrowers
NEW YORK -- With interest rates starting to creep higher, consumers should take steps now to maximize what they earn on their savings and minimize what they pay on their debts.

Many young workers shirk 401(k) participation

Wireless consumers unhappy with cell phone companies
NEW YORK -Your cell phone company knows you hate it. Mobile phone service was the second-lowest ranked industry - beating only cable providers among the 40 rated - in the University of Michigan's newest customer satisfaction index.

What - if anything - to do when your fund manager leaves

Auto incentives not going away anytime soon, industry observers say
DETROIT -- Automakers offered record levels of discounts on new cars and trucks last month, lifting sales above most forecasts, and consumers are likely to find even better deals on some models in the next month or so, industry observers say.

June set to be another sideways month for investors

What - if anything - to do when your fund manager leaves
NEW YORK -- A good mutual fund manager can achieve rock star status in financial circles. Consistently high returns that manage to beat the market can propel a manager to investment fame, with cover stories in personal finance magazines and punditry opportunities on television.

Yellow Jackets march to final
ATLANTA - Standing in the third base coaching box, Georgia Tech coach Danny Hall could feel Micah Owings' eyes on him from the dugout.

Fast start paces region title run
ATLANTA - One Georgia team is headed to the College World Series.

Fast start paces region title run

Bombers unload on GreenJackets
Nothing seemed to go right for the Augusta GreenJackets against the Capital City Bombers on Saturday.

GreenJackets notebook
The Boston Red Sox have been busy lately in switching up their Class-A rosters. The Augusta GreenJackets have lost three players in the past week to high-A Sarasota and lost another in a Boston trade with San Diego.

Jackets pushing to avoid sweep
The GreenJackets pulled to two games under .500 on Friday.

Real life is hard to compare with Slumberland

Thorpe wins Farmers Charity Classic
ADA, Mich. -- Jim Thorpe finally won the Farmers Charity Classic title that had been so elusive.

Williams still has his touch
Danny Williams has won so many amateur tournaments that they've started to run together in his mind. He's also lost track of the number, though it's more than 100.

Webb runs away from the field for five-stroke win

Ailing Bean withdraws from Champions Tour event

Khan beats Casey on second playoff hole at Wales Open
NEWPORT, Wales -- England's Simon Khan made a 3-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to beat countryman Paul Casey and win the Wales Open.

Khan beats Casey on second playoff hole at Wales Open

Coach prepares for Lady Jaguars' first home event
Think you've been busy this year? Try being Augusta State women's golf coach Trelle McCombs.

Brown returns in front
If Scott Brown is looking for new challenges on the Regions Cup golf circuit, he's got one today.

Brown returns in front

Golf capsules

Big Easy grinds out a Memorial victory
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Ernie Els always wanted to win Jack Nicklaus' tournament. He made sure no one else had a chance Sunday at the Memorial, taking only 11 putts over the final nine holes for a 6-under 66 and a four-shot victory.

Ailing Bean withdraws from Champions Tour event
ADA, Mich. -- Second-round co-leader Andy Bean was taken to a hospital after he said he wasn't feeling well, forcing him to withdraw before his final round of the Farmers Charity Classic on Sunday.

Webb runs away from the field for five-stroke win
AURORA, Ill. -- This was the Karrie Webb of old.

Nicklaus shoots 71 in possible farewell to tournament golf
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Jack Nicklaus wouldn't say it was his last competitive round - and he wouldn't say it wasn't.

Big Easy grinds out a Memorial victory

Coach prepares for Lady Jaguars' first home event

Nicklaus shoots 71 in possible farewell to tournament golf

Golf capsules
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Ernie Els came out firing and never let up Saturday until he had a 6-under 66, an immaculate round that gave him a two-shot lead in the Memorial.

Thorpe wins Farmers Charity Classic

Williams still has his touch

Big Easy leads Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio - Ernie Els could sense his lead in the Memorial getting away.

Bombers unload on GreenJackets

Jackets pushing to avoid sweep

GreenJackets notebook

Sutter brings family traits to Calgary Flames
CALGARY, Alberta - As the Calgary Flames near the end of the mentally wearing, emotionally tugging, physically challenging two-month grind that is the Stanley Cup playoffs, it is no surprise they often seem to be the most in-control team.

Anybody's game? Home ice is big advantage in Game 7

Anybody's game? Home ice is big advantage in Game 7
TAMPA, Fla. -- In Game 7 of a Stanley Cup finals, anything can happen. A winner emerges from the opportunistic bounce of a puck, a loser spends years replaying mistakes that occur in a millisecond yet alter the outcome of an entire season.

Sutter brings family traits to Calgary Flames

Sounds of summer can be heard all around us
Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.

Woman's body identified
Authorities have confirmed that the body of a woman found severely burned Sunday is that of Shanequa Carpenter, officials said this afternoon.

Severe thunderstorm warning
The National Weather Service in Columbia, S.C. has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Aiken County and Central South Carolina lasting until 8:15 p.m.

Commission needs to follow suggestions
There is a negative perception among some of our citizens and outsiders that our city leaders are incompetent, arrogant, intolerant, opinionated, self-centered, micromanaging power-seekers. The list goes on and on. Tracy E. Williams Jr. Augusta

More prisoners mean less crime

Recycling theft is deplorable

Promote responsible fatherhood

Improve Augusta's representation
As I sit in my ivory tower high atop the hill in North Augusta, I keep thinking, "They haven't learned." The Augusta City Commission cannot reach or implement any important decisions. George A. Nelson, North Augusta, S.C.

Elect Bishop to Edgefield council
On June 8, voters in the Merriwether section of Edgefield County have a distinct choice between a pair of four-year veterans of the county council. Danny Bishop served from 1997-2001, and his opponent, Joel Hudson, has served since 2001. John W. Pettigrew Jr. Edgefield, S.C.

Liberals wreck energy policy
Whining about the price of gas? Why not blame it on President Bush? Liberal Democrats and environmentalists do it every day. But they should know better. S.G. von Schweinitz Appling

Recycling theft is deplorable
There are certain crimes that affect whole groups of individuals. A thief stole $700 worth of cans that our mentally challenged clients were diligently recycling. Not only does this teach them the value of recycling, but it rewards them with a quarterly picnic or outing. One person's selfishness has demoralized our entire agency. Audrey Murell Augusta

Black phone directory is racist
How can we possibly teach our kids the tenets of judging character and not judging skin color when we have the next in-your-face affront in the form of The Black Pages detracting from our message? Andrew Aiken Evans

Carlton would make fine coroner
My vote will be for Tim Carl-ton for Aiken County coroner. I work at Kennedy Middle School, where every year we have six-week mini courses. One period a day each week, the principal invites people from the community to share their careers from hair and nail care to taxidermy. Deborah White Aiken, S.C.

More prisoners mean less crime
A headline in the May 28 Augusta Chronicle, Page 13A, read: "Prison population grows despite lower crime rate." "Despite"? This is a classic liberal piece of illogic, and I'm surprised The Chronicle fell for it. David Clayton Carrad Martinez

Promote responsible fatherhood
I was interested to read the recent article by Karen Ethridge on recognizing the important role that fathers play in the lives of their children ("Appreciation will be shown to caring fathers," May 23). We agree. That's why President Bush has launched several initiatives to promote responsible fatherhood. Wade F. Horn, Ph.D. Washington, D.C.

Elect Bishop to Edgefield council

Voters must back Jim DeMint
South Carolina Republicans have a special opportunity to take the U.S. Senate seat held by Fritz Hollings. Hollings' retirement, however, has led to a plethora of candidates running to fill his shoes. With the Republican primary fast approaching June 8, which is the best candidate to win the general election in November and stand for solid Republican principles? David Allen, Aiken, S.C.

Black phone directory is racist

Useful home tips

Couple's personality, tastes reflected in home's decor

Venus to cross face of sun - first time in 122 years

Rising price of ice cream leaves many screaming

Seating for couples can be modified

Pioneering community has mixed results with solar power

Some try trading 'hot air' to buy time on climate

Q&A: Damaged paint on bath ceiling

'Transformers' make modern comeback in Atari game

Sportswear meets swimwear at the beach

Governors Island in N.Y. open for public tours

A cautious trip through Indonesia

Google mail's flexible features outweigh privacy concerns

Couple's personality, tastes reflected in home's decor
The brick ranch house on Audubon Circle in Belvedere had gone through some changes since it was built in the early 1950s, but when Lisa and Jason Leonard bought it in August 2002, they were determined to make it their own.

Pioneering community has mixed results with solar power
GARDNER, Mass. -- This old mill city built prosperity from the force of its waterways. So there was a legacy of renewable energy when the local electrical utility sought to thrust Gardner into the age of inexhaustible sun power, ahead of everyone.

Venus to cross face of sun - first time in 122 years
NEW YORK -- Ben Franklin watched it. Sousa named a march after it. Crowds jammed the sidewalks of New York to see it in 1882. But nobody alive today has ever seen the silhouette of Venus crawl across the face of the sun.

Q&A: Damaged paint on bath ceiling
Q. William asks: I disagree with your answer to a man who had a bathroom door that fit too tight and did not permit any airflow to the vent fan. In my experience, this problem is caused by carpet filling the space under the door. What you should have said was: Open and close the door while the vent fan is running. If the fan increases or decreases its rpm, you have a problem with air circulation. Cut half an inch off the bottom of the door. Recheck. If it improves but still changes rpm, take off another quarter of an inch.

Your wireless text messages could show up in court
DENVER -- A few hours after NBA star Kobe Bryant had sex with a Vail-area hotel worker last summer, the woman exchanged cell phone text messages with a former boyfriend and someone else.

Sportswear meets swimwear at the beach
NEW YORK -- The buzz at the beach this summer is more about covering up than baring all.

Some try trading 'hot air' to buy time on climate
Buyers, sellers, brokers and lawyers, even "specialists in carbon asset creation management," convene Wednesday on the banks of the Rhine to launch a new business for a worried world.

Governors Island in N.Y. open for public tours
NEW YORK -- Perhaps the most remarkable thing about New York's newest tourist attraction is that New Yorkers want to go there.

Google mail's flexible features outweigh privacy concerns
Google Inc.'s free e-mail service has been derided as an obnoxious privacy invasion that will suck up vast amounts of user data and deposit information into a massive database that never disappears.

A cautious trip through Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- When my parents traveled from their hometown of Edina, Minn., to visit me in Jakarta, a co-worker put the trip in perspective, saying: "You are completely responsible for your parents' health and safety."

'Transformers' make modern comeback in Atari game
The "Transformers," that race of gigantic, shape-shifting robots who turned into cars, airplanes and tanks, have returned in a new Atari game that will rekindle the nostalgia of 20-somethings who loved the toys in the 1980s.

Seating for couples can be modified
Dear Carson: My husband and I often go out to dinner with other couples and the seating always creates a problem. What is the proper seating for two couples dining together? The four of us have a continual disagreement on this topic. Please help us settle this dilemma. - Seating Solution

Rising price of ice cream leaves many screaming
Milk, cocoa and vanilla should add up to a sweet treat, but thanks to rising commodity prices, it's a recipe for pricing disaster for ice cream makers and lovers.

Useful home tips
Although our column usually tackles a specific project or subject, this week we're sharing some useful tips with you.

Firefighters find burned corpse
The burned body of a woman was found Sunday afternoon lying in a wooded area of a south Augusta subdivision, police said.

Groups question value of teacher certification

Old fight results in mistrial for teens accused of drag racing
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A decade-old fight resulted in a mistrial in the case of two teens accused of drag racing and causing the death of a 17 year old.

Purple Heart Order gathers
As the nation acknowledges the 60th anniversary of D-Day, a special group of military veterans reunited this weekend to acknowledge current events in their lives.

Fairs reveal hidden hazards
She kept a wary eye on it for a long time, but high blood pressure still managed to creep up on Virginia Nicholson.

Sea Island: Ritzy yet rugged resort has pre-G-8 history with Bush family

Historic courthouse to become county museum
KNOXVILLE, Ga. -- For years, the old Crawford County Courthouse sat dormant, covered by layers of sheetrock, spackle and paint hiding its 153-year-old brick facade.

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Savannah's tourism trade taking backseat to summit

Relaunch of Cabbage Patch Kids banking on retro toy craze

Divers search canal for signs of erosion
Sunday's boating excursion along the Augusta Canal was no pleasure cruise.

Historic courthouse to become county museum

Sunday with mom
Becky Godbee (left) kisses her son, Liam, 11 months, at Lake Olmstead. The mother and son were with Mrs. Godbee's husband, Bill, who was working with the Richmond County Dive Team in the Augusta Canal.

Firefighters find burned corpse

Carter expresses grief over loss of former president
PLAINS, Ga. -- Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday he joins the rest of the nation in mourning the loss of former President Ronald Reagan, the man who defeated him in the 1980 presidential election.

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Defense wants judge to question jurors about sheriff
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Dorchester County Sheriff Ray Nash's pledge to be at a murder trial Tuesday instead of the polls has the defense lawyer in the case wanting the judge to ask potential jurors who they support in the election.

Groups question value of teacher certification
ATLANTA - When it came to getting national board certification, a prestigious honor given to high-quality teachers, one of the major motivations for Lesley Taylor was simply showing she could do it.

Store owner thwarts jewel heist
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- A North Carolina man picked the wrong jewelry store to rob.

Front-runners face challenges
AIKEN - State Education Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum supports the war in Iraq and the death penalty. She also opposes gay marriage.

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Market's site lends to growth
M.J. Rodgers has seen many a farmers market in her time, particularly the one in her hometown, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Investigation finds no wrongdoing in Orangeburg sheriff's office

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Domestic assault squad is sought
AIKEN - Dwayne Courtney could scarcely believe the number of incident reports on criminal domestic violence that ended up on his desk every day when he took the job of chief deputy at the Aiken County Sheriff's Office last year.

Runoff is likely for Republicans in 6-man contest
AIKEN - In the political version of musical chairs being played in South Carolina's Republican contest for U.S. Senate, there are four players and two seats, but one of those spots is already occupied.

Charity work helps narrow culture gap
The volunteers discussed soccer and baseball while preparing a midday meal of chicken, rice, greens and bread for the Master's Table Soup Kitchen.

Demand strains water supply
AIKEN - For hundreds of thousands of people in the Aiken-Augusta area, the Savannah River provides the water they drink and, in many cases, drives the industries where they work.

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL - A jewelry store owner wasn't about to let a thief get away with three diamond rings, police said.

Journals tell soldier's story
Talking about his World War II service came hard to Roderick Turnbull.

Turnover is common with college leaders
Before she resigned from the University of Georgia, Kathryn Costello's academic ride chugged through six universities during a roughly 30-year span.

'The first wave, they were just slaughtered'
The destroyer USS Meredith sat about a quarter of a mile from Utah Beach during the brunt of the invasion. Mr. Scoggins was in charge of one of the ship's quad 40 mm anti-aircraft guns.

Coastal churches pray for safety, peace as G-8 approaches
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- With a military helicopter whirring overhead and state troopers parked outside, members of St. Simons United Methodist Church prayed Sunday for safety and wisdom for the world leaders gathering a few miles away this week for the G-8 summit.

'Everybody had religion that night'
As part of the 29th Division, 116th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Mr. Bolgla was in the first wave to storm Omaha Beach. His company's mission was to take out enemy pillboxes and eventually gain control of a seaport 20 miles away.

Old fight results in mistrial for teens accused of drag racing

A delay that proved costly
After jumping out of a C-47 transport at about midnight June 5 in nearly pitch-black darkness, Mr. Trudeau landed shoulder-deep in water in a field flooded by the Germans near Varaville. During the drop, Mr. Trudeau lost a bag that contained most of his equipment, leaving him with only a bandoleer of ammunition for a Sten gun he no longer had, a few grenades and a small knife.

Greene County hospital to close next month
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- The Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital will close next month, causing 70 staffers to lose their jobs and taxpayers to foot $4 million in debt.

River basin gets resource first
AIKEN - There is fear that faraway cities will take coveted water from the Savannah River that residents in the Aiken-Augusta area depend on.

Divers search canal for signs of erosion

Across the southeast

Greene County hospital to close next month

GOP draws black candidates

Five questions with
Judy McMinn, Richmond County sheriff's Lieutenant in charge of the records division, answers five questions for The Augusta Chronicle.

Augustans recall 1983 crash, siege
On a fall day nearly 21 years ago, Charles Harris crashed his 1974 Dodge pickup through Gate 3 of Augusta National Golf Club while President Reagan was playing No. 16.

Across the area

Chow time in the field
Mr. Harbuck's mechanized armored transport unit waited in the English Channel on a British landing craft as Allied warships pounded the Normandy beaches to take out enemy fortifications.

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Across Georgia
ROME - A high school football player might have his legal troubles behind him, after the Georgia Supreme Court upheld its decision to clear him of child molestation charges in one case and prosecutors announced they would not press charges in another.

Coroner's race takes spotlight

Reagan transformed local politics
It was a small moment 28 summers ago, a short meeting between the conservative, if officially nonpartisan, mayor of Augusta and a man destined to become a political immortal.

Couple brings relief to needy
For the 12th year in a row, Lonnie and Louise Davis will be on call this summer for disasters, their plans at the mercy of Mother Nature but focused on a mission of helping others.

Across South Carolina
CLEMSON - Clemson University will push ahead with plans to install sprinklers in student housing even though the money from a $5.3 million dollar bond won't be available until next spring.

The week ahead
Five years ago, I was living in the small city of Bellingham, Wash., about 90 miles up the coast from Seattle, where the World Trade Organization was holding its well-publicized conference. It's interesting because I don't remember any of the dignitaries who attended, nor do I remember any of the issues discussed.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's authorities are searching for an Augusta woman whose children were found alone on a busy south Augusta thoroughfare Saturday.

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Across the southeast
DOBSON, N.C. - A Texas law officer didn't think two men would be riding in a minivan without a woman, so he stopped the vehicle and captured two of the six men who escaped from the Surry County jail last week.

Coroner's race takes spotlight
AIKEN - When it comes to voter interest in South Carolina's primaries, apply the wag-the-dog rule in Aiken County.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Kwentrell M. Boston of Augusta

Work in Iraq earns honors for battalion
GRANITEVILLE - On the 60th anniversary of that stormy dawn when Allied troops surged through the killing boom of surf, bullets and shells on the beaches of Normandy, the citizen-soldiers of Charlie Company lined up to accept the medals and ribbons of a grateful state and nation for service in another war in another faraway place.

Danger in the water
Mr. Norris was part of the first wave of infantrymen to hit the Utah shores. It was his first time in combat. The way he remembers it, the hardest part, and the key to surviving, was getting out of the water.

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - Protesters gathered to plead for the closure of a Columbus club where a Fort Benning soldier was killed.

'The invasion was the key, the crucial key'
t was about 3 a.m. on June 6 when the Flying Fortress that Mr. Parken was a crew member on taxied up the runway to take off for the flight to the Normandy coast. There were about two dozen B-17s stationed at the Glatton air base near Peterborough, England, and as they lined up for takeoff Mr. Parken was already performing one of his duties that day.

Across the area
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who robbed a Hephzibah convenience store at gunpoint Sunday.

Front-runners face challenges

Across the southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - Former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms was in a hospital Saturday after having a gallstone removed but was doing fine, aides say.

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Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Kanesha Moody, 12, of Augusta.

Protesters arrive in Brunswick
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - The G-8 Summit protesters have arrived, but even they don't know how large their numbers will be or whether there will be any run-ins with police.

Sea Island: Ritzy yet rugged resort has pre-G-8 history with Bush family
SEA ISLAND, Ga. -- Offering absolute security with its natural moat of dense marsh and ocean, this ritzy-yet-rugged resort on the Georgia coast will play host to President Bush and fellow world leaders during next week's G-8 summit.

Carter expresses grief over loss of former president

Relaunch of Cabbage Patch Kids banking on retro toy craze
CLEVELAND, Ga. -- To find out whether Cabbage Patch Kids can make a comeback more than 20 years after their heyday, there's no better place to start than the town where those chubby-faced dolls never went out of style.

Sunday with mom

Seven's a crowd? Professional backgrounds distinguish 6th District candidates
WASHINGTON -- At first glance, the seven candidates jostling to represent suburban Atlanta's 6th congressional district seem to lack much variety. All are conservative Republicans, six live in the same county, five the same city, and four are state legislators.

Fairs reveal hidden hazards

Savannah's tourism trade taking backseat to summit
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The city's $1 billion tourism industry is taking a hit this week as the G-8 Summit appears to be keeping away the area's traditional visitors.

Seven's a crowd? Professional backgrounds distinguish 6th District candidates

House returns home, but questions about racism linger
ATHENS, Ga. -- The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation is no longer involved in a controversial project to restore the historic T.R.R. Cobb House, which returned to the Classic City last week.

Woman's body identified

One dead in Georgia plane crash
DALLAS, Ga. -- An ultralight aircraft crashed in a subdivision west of Atlanta Saturday, killing one man and seriously injuring his son, officials said.

Turnover is common with college leaders

Work in Iraq earns honors for battalion

Investigation finds no wrongdoing in Orangeburg sheriff's office
ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- The State Law Enforcement Division investigation initiated by Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams into his own agency found "nothing of a criminal nature," a prosecutor says.

Fatalities drop in annual motorcycle rallies
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - This year's Grand Strand motorcycle rallies produced fewer fatalities and were generally tamer events than in past years, local law enforcement agencies reported.

Severe thunderstorm warning

Couple brings relief to needy

Protesters arrive in Brunswick

The week ahead

Market's site lends to growth

Kid of the day

Augustans recall 1983 crash, siege

Coastal churches pray for safety, peace as G-8 approaches

River basin gets resource first

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Demand strains water supply

Man testifies brother charged in crime spree is "not a monster"

Purple Heart Order gathers

Defense wants judge to question jurors about sheriff

Reagan transformed local politics

Man testifies brother charged in crime spree is "not a monster"
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Chadrick Fulks is "not a monster," the accused kidnapper's oldest brother testified after he cursed at a prosecutor and forced a short break in the death penalty trial.

Coastal Georgia under heavy guard as world leaders set to arrive

One dead in Georgia plane crash

Coastal Georgia under heavy guard as world leaders set to arrive
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- The coastal area including the site of this week's G-8 Summit has quickly been transformed from a series of quaint tourist towns and islands to more like a military installation.

Cox is Braves' big hero
ATLANTA - Not that he cares, but maybe this is what it takes for Bobby Cox to be appreciated.

Real life is hard to compare with Slumberland
Why do we dream, and why do we dream what we dream? I had a strange one the other night, and it still puzzles me.

'Harry Potter' repeats box-office magic with $92.6 million debut
LOS ANGELES -- The boy wizard has worked his biggest box-office spell to date.

'Harry Potter' repeats box-office magic with $92.6 million debut

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

Daniel Radcliffe has more than a little Harry Potter inside
NEW YORK -- Daniel Radcliffe doesn't need any hocus-pocus to transform himself into a normal teen: The "Harry Potter" actor simply takes off the boy wizard's signature glasses and dons a baseball cap.

Behind the mask lurks a gentle giant
NORTHEAST HARBOR, Maine -- Gunnar Hansen's blood-spattered past is old news to most folks in this genteel village at the edge of Acadia National Park, but it still resonates with children at the elementary school near his home.

Daniel Radcliffe has more than a little Harry Potter inside

Behind the mask lurks a gentle giant

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Julie Roberts moves from label secretary to label darling

Julie Roberts moves from label secretary to label darling
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Julie Roberts is great at keeping secrets. The country singer, whose debut single, "Break Down Here," is rising on the charts, kept her musical aspirations quiet for more than a year - even while she worked as a secretary for Luke Lewis, the chairman of Universal Music Group Nashville.

Sound Bites: Music Review
Selected audio review from the Associated Press:

A different kind of jazz star invades the States

A different kind of jazz star invades the States
NEW YORK -- MTV rarely covers jazz, but Jamie Cullum is a different story.

Sound Bites: Music Review

A love letter set to music

A love letter set to music
Everyone has a special song buried somewhere in their memory. For Smithsonian magazine's Neil Amdur, and he suspects for a lot of others in his generation, a doo-wop ballad that a 19-year-old soldier wrote to his sweetheart while standing guard duty on a starry fall night still shimmers like the eternal first love. As its author would agree. "There were other nights that we spent together," says Fred Parris, "but there's only one first time."

With noise and glamour, Shanghai inaugurates Formula One track
SHANGHAI, China -- Shanghai inaugurated its Formula One circuit Sunday, marking international auto racing's arrival in China and a milestone in the nation's rise as an international sports venue.

NASCAR notebook
DOVER, Del. - The rain that postponed the finish of Saturday's MBNA America 200 for the Busch Series until Monday was expected to push through the area in time for today's Nextel Cup Series race.

Busch field must return after rain at Dover
DOVER, Del. -- Bobby Hamilton Jr. will have the lead when the rain-delayed NASCAR Busch series race resumes Monday at Dover International Speedway.

NASCAR notebook

Martin slays a Monster

With noise and glamour, Shanghai inaugurates Formula One track

Martin slays a Monster
DOVER, Del.- Mark Martin had old tires for a final 10-lap sprint at the Dover International Speedway; Tony Stewart had new tires. But Martin said the finish wasn't about tires - it was about determination.

Newman needs to make charge
DOVER, Del. - After winning a series-best eight races last year, including a sweep of both Nextel Cup Series events at Dover International Speedway, Ryan Newman was supposed to be a key figure in this year's championship picture.

Ronald Reagan, 40th president, of the United States, dies at age 93

Mourning in America, and across the world: The Great Communicator remembered

Former presidents react to Ronald Reagan's death
Gerald Ford: "Betty and I are deeply saddened by the passing of our longtime friend, President Reagan. Ronald Reagan was an excellent leader of our nation during challenging times at home and abroad. We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to Nancy and his family."

Reagan's 1987 dare to "tear down this wall" soon became reality

Scientists struggle, but no cure has yet been developed for Alzheimer's

Noteworthy places in Reagan's life and his memories about them.
Noteworthy places in Reagan's life and his memories about them. (from Reagan's 1990 autobiography, "An American Life.")

Reagan's 1987 dare to "tear down this wall" soon became reality
BERLIN -- President Reagan's dramatic 1987 challenge to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" was the last high point of Cold War rhetoric in Berlin.

Bush says Reagan helped save the world
PARIS -- President Bush mourned Ronald Reagan on Saturday as a great American who "leaves behind a nation he restored and a world he helped save."

Always upbeat, Reagan conquered bullet wound, cancer during presidency

A chronology of Reagan's life
Key dates in life of Ronald Reagan.

Noteworthy places in Reagan's life and his memories about them.

Always upbeat, Reagan conquered bullet wound, cancer during presidency
Ronald Reagan, who at 69 was the oldest man ever elected president of the United States, maintained a thumbs-up demeanor for the public during several bouts with illness during and after his presidency.

Ronald Reagan, 40th president, of the United States, dies at age 93
WASHINGTON -- Ronald Reagan, the cheerful crusader who devoted his presidency to winning the Cold War, trying to scale back government and making people believe it was "morning again in America," died Saturday after a long twilight struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 93.

Post-White House Reagan: The Gipper gradually faded from public eye

In Russia, Reagan remembered for helping bring down Soviet Union
MOSCOW -- He stunned the Soviet Union with his tough rhetoric, calling it an "evil empire" whose leaders gave themselves the "right to commit any crime."

Former presidents react to Ronald Reagan's death

Mourning in America, and across the world: The Great Communicator remembered
From all corners of the planet, the eulogies streamed in - a barrage of quotations and orations for the president known as the Great Communicator, the man whose enemies and friends agreed changed the world.

In Russia, Reagan remembered for helping bring down Soviet Union

Post-White House Reagan: The Gipper gradually faded from public eye
LOS ANGELES -- The day George H.W. Bush took over the Oval Office in 1989, the Gipper returned to Reagan Country beaming with an aw-shucks smile and dreams of chopping wood and riding his horse at his mountaintop ranch.

Scientists struggle, but no cure has yet been developed for Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's disease, which claimed former President Reagan on Saturday, is one of the most common, and perhaps the most feared, consequences of growing old.

A chronology of Reagan's life

Billups says Pistons are ready to shock the world

Lakers look to defense to win another championship

Billups says Pistons are ready to shock the world
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Chauncey Billups knows that few people outside the Detroit locker room think the Pistons can beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals.

Pistons shock Lakers

Milicic kills time on Pistons bench

Pistons shock Lakers
LOS ANGELES -- Forget about the NBA Finals being a mismatch or a walkover.

Lakers look to defense to win another championship
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant is ready to run, even without track shoes. He'd better be

Milicic kills time on Pistons bench
LOS ANGELES -- He got his ears pierced last month, and dyed his hair blond twice this season.

Three Minnesota Vikings players arrested after fight outside bar

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Veteran 'loved his Lord,' niece says
Growing up without a father can be hard for a child, but Margaret Marie Buoy had her uncle Jacob Phinizy Benefield to take care of her.

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Road to Athens not an easy one for gymnasts
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Now comes the hard part.

Rogge questions Jones' relationships

Olympic torch catches a ride in Tokyo
TOKYO -- Japanese cycling champion Koichi Nakano rode the Olympic flame over the Rainbow Bridge on Sunday with the torch strapped to the back of his bicycle.

Road to Athens not an easy one for gymnasts

Rogge questions Jones' relationships
LONDON -- IOC president Jacques Rogge said Marion Jones showed poor judgment in becoming involved with people linked to doping scandals.

Augusta government searching for Holy Grail
It's difficult to lunch in public with George Kolb these days. It seems everyone in the joint wants a piece of the outgoing city administrator.

Augusta government searching for Holy Grail
It's difficult to lunch in public with George Kolb these days. It seems everyone in the joint wants a piece of the outgoing city administrator.

Sixth Grand Slam doubles title for Ruano Pascual-Suarez

Mature Myskina conquers herself

Smarty Jones still Philly's champ despite failed Triple Crown bid

Stage fright overwhelms women at Roland Garros

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Smarty's loss triply disappointing for Baffert, other trainers who came close

De La Hoya escapes to fight another day, and Hopkins awaits

Sixth Grand Slam doubles title for Ruano Pascual-Suarez
PARIS -- Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez won their sixth Grand Slam doubles title and their third in a row Sunday at the French Open. The top-seeded team beat Russians Svetlana Kuznetsova and Elena Likhovtseva 6-0, 6-3.

Mature Myskina conquers herself
PARIS - Anastasia Myskina knows how it feels to fight herself more than her opponent. She knows how it feels to get so frustrated that the urge rises to toss a racket or scream or even just give up.

Stage fright overwhelms women at Roland Garros
PARIS -- The women's results are in from the French Open: Jitters won out, and fans were the loser.

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De La Hoya escapes to fight another day, and Hopkins awaits
LAS VEGAS -- Oscar De La Hoya was sore, discouraged and uncharacteristically subdued. An unknown German had nearly beaten him in his middleweight debut, and now De La Hoya was trying to explain what had gone wrong.

Smarty Jones loses Belmont, falls short in Triple Crown try
NEW YORK -- Belmont, that ol' heartbreaker, did it again. It swallowed up Smarty Jones just when it looked as if he had it beat, stopping yet another 3-year-old who had his sights set on winning the Triple Crown.

Smarty Jones still Philly's champ despite failed Triple Crown bid
BENSALEM, Pa. -- Just when Philadelphia thought it had a long-awaited champion, Smarty Jones failed to bring home horse racing's most elusive prize.

Smarty's loss triply disappointing for Baffert, other trainers who came close
NEW YORK -- Bob Baffert felt horrible when he saw Smarty Jones fall back. His wife took it even harder.

Overtime
Becky Hammon scored 12 points to lead the New York Liberty to their sixth straight win, defeating the San Antonio Silver Stars, 62-57 on Saturday night.

Gaudio beats Coria for first Slam
PARIS -- Even one point from defeat, Gaston Gaudio just kept telling himself to enjoy the moment, to cherish the chance to play in a French Open final.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar

Savannah changes will come
Ed Marshall knows there are big changes on the horizon for the Savannah River he has loved since his childhood.

GOP draws black candidates
ATLANTA - Herman Cain is a well-to-do black businessman with an engaging speaking style and a strong belief that the Democratic Party his race embraced through the civil rights struggles has swung too far to the left.

Three Minnesota Vikings players arrested after fight outside bar
MINNEAPOLIS -- Three Minnesota Vikings players were arrested after a fight outside a downtown Minneapolis bar early Sunday.

Stronger-looking pope appears to thrive on youthful Swiss enthusiasm
BERN, Switzerland -- A stronger-looking Pope John Paul II, appearing to thrive on the enthusiasm of young Swiss Roman Catholics, joined 70,000 people Sunday in celebrating his first open-air Mass abroad in nine months.

Savannah changes will come

Cox is Braves' big hero

ABC tries personnel changes to reinvigorate newsmagazines
NEW YORK -- If she weren't running one, Shelley Ross doubts she'd watch many television newsmagazines.

Bats and bling on tap at the MTV Movie Awards
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- The fire-breathing metallic bat made the pretend Paris Hilton and substitute Snoop Dogg visibly nervous.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Bats and bling on tap at the MTV Movie Awards

ABC tries personnel changes to reinvigorate newsmagazines

Live telecast takes viewers to the Titanic's watery grave
NEW YORK -- If a penny saved is a penny earned, on Monday you can earn yourself a cool $30,000.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
You are hereby summoned to consider the verdict of "The Jury," a new drama premiering with back-to-back episodes at 8 p.m. Tuesday on FOX (WFXG-TV, Channel 54).

Mark Cuban gives sneak peek of 'The Benefactor'
DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's Blogmaverick.com Web site gives a sneak peek of "The Benefactor," the reality show in which one lucky contestant will win $1 million from Cuban.

Thurman, Barrymore grab honors at irreverent MTV Movie Awards
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- The 2004 MTV Movie Awards turned into "ladies night" on Saturday, as women who kicked butt and made jokes took away most of the top awards.

Thurman, Barrymore grab honors at irreverent MTV Movie Awards

Live telecast takes viewers to the Titanic's watery grave

People in the News

Reports: Jennifer Lopez marries Marc Anthony in Beverly Hills

Ticket prices go up for Georgia

Close call sends Bulldogs on way

Diamond Dogs rally for win over Clemson

Diamond Dogs rally for win over Clemson
ATHENS, Ga. -- Clint Sammons' 10th-inning homer, made possible by some ninth-inning magic inspired in turn by their coach's dramatic ejection, lifted the Georgia Bulldogs to a dramatic come-from-behind 7-6 victory over Clemson in the NCAA Regional finals Sunday.

Ticket prices go up for Georgia
DESTIN, Fla. - Georgia football fans will have to dig deeper in their wallets if they want to buy tickets in the future.

Close call sends Bulldogs on way
ATHENS, Ga. - As Clemson's Russell Triplett rounded third base for home, Bobby Felmy's throw from left field was straight and true.

Gamecocks carried by curveballs
COLUMBIA - With its short fences, favorable breezes and boisterous crowds, much has been made of South Carolina's Sarge Frye Field advantage in the NCAA Tournament.

Gamecocks keep repeating

Gamecocks carried by curveballs

Gamecocks keep repeating
COLUMBIA - Chad Blackwell's emergence from the South Carolina bullpen has meant good things for the Gamecocks far more than its meant bad ones this season.

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