Moroccan novelist Ben Jelloun wins $120,000 prize

Clinton book says he had to sleep on the couch after confessing affair
NEW YORK -- Bill Clinton says in his new autobiography that his wife looked as if he had punched her in the gut when he finally confessed to his affair with Monica Lewinsky, and he slept on the couch for at least two months after that.

Whistler plays pivotal role in impressionism show in Toronto
TORONTO -- American painter James McNeil Whistler is the pivotal artist linking the styles and influences of Frenchman Claude Monet and Briton J.M.W. Turner in a three-man exhibit of impressionism at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Clinton book says he had to sleep on the couch after confessing affair

Moroccan novelist Ben Jelloun wins $120,000 prize
DUBLIN, Ireland -- Moroccan-born novelist and poet Tahar Ben Jelloun won the world's most lucrative literary prize Thursday after international judges picked his novel about the horrors of desert camps as the best work of English fiction for 2002.

Outfielder sent to Cincinnati to have thumb examined
ST. LOUIS -- Cincinnati Reds outfielder Austin Kearns was scratched from a rehabilitation start for Triple-A Louisville on Friday night because of persistent problems with a sore on the inside of his right thumb.

MRI shows no major damage on Schilling's ankle
BOSTON -- An MRI on Curt Schilling's sore right ankle showed no damage that would require him to miss his next start for the Boston Red Sox.

Pirates' Torres, McClendon suspended

Beckett intends to make next start despite back injury
MIAMI -- Florida ace Josh Beckett expects to make his next start despite a strained back muscle.

Koch ready for fresh start with Marlins
MIAMI -- Reliever Billy Koch knows all about the player he is replacing with the Florida Marlins.

Beckett intends to make next start despite back injury

Wilson returns to Rockies early

Former Glascock coach sets precedent
Don Mims had already signed his contract to return as coach of the Glascock County baseball team for next season.

Late homer propels Mariners to victory

Former Glascock coach sets precedent

Hidalgo shipped to Mets
HOUSTON - Hoping to help their sagging offense, the New York Mets acquired right fielder Richard Hidalgo from the Houston Astros on Thursday for right-handers David Weathers and Jeremy Griffiths.

MRI shows no major damage on Schilling's ankle

Red Sox wipe out Rockies
DENVER -- Derek Lowe pitched four-hit ball for seven innings in the 24th shutout in Coors Field history, and David Ortiz drove in a career-high five runs Thursday to help the Boston Red Sox avoid a sweep with an 11-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Koch ready for fresh start with Marlins

Giants complete sweep
SAN FRANCISCO -- Michael Tucker hit a tiebreaking triple in the eighth inning Thursday and the San Francisco Giants completed a three-game sweep with an 8-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Rangers send LHP Ramirez to minors, call up RHP Wasdin
MIAMI -- The Texas Rangers optioned left-hander Erasmo Ramirez to Triple-A Oklahoma on Friday, and purchased the contract of right-hander John Wasdin from Oklahoma.

Late homer propels Mariners to victory
MILWAUKEE -- Scott Spiezio hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the eighth inning Thursday, sending the Seattle Mariners to a 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Athletics leave Cubs in the wind
CHICAGO -- So much for Sammy Sosa's big homecoming bash.

Omaha is where college baseball players want to be
OMAHA, Neb. -- Indianapolis has the 500. Pasadena has the Rose Bowl. And Louisville has the Kentucky Derby. But Omaha has the College World Series.

Wilson returns to Rockies early
DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies had a surprise in the starting lineup Friday night: center fielder Preston Wilson.

Donnelly activated by Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- All-Star reliever Brendan Donnelly was activated from the disabled list Thursday by the Anaheim Angels.

Pirates' Torres, McClendon suspended
EDs: UPDATES with quotes; McClendon to serving suspension Friday night, not Saturday; CHANGES dateline to Pittsburgh; ADDS byline.

Giants complete sweep

Karsay resumes throwing
TAMPA, Fla. - New York Yankees reliever Steve Karsay resumed his throwing program Friday, four days after canceling a scheduled rehabilitation start because of shoulder trouble.

Hidalgo shipped to Mets

Karsay resumes throwing

Omaha is where college baseball players want to be

Athletics leave Cubs in the wind

Donnelly activated by Angels

Outfielder sent to Cincinnati to have thumb examined

Red Sox wipe out Rockies

Rangers send LHP Ramirez to minors, call up RHP Wasdin

Odds and Ends
ST. PAUL. Minn. -- A goodnight kiss turned into a man's nightmare when his girlfriend bit off part of his tongue.

Lobster found guarding a watch off England
LONDON -- Lobsters have long been known as solitary and territorial crustaceans - but timely and fashion conscious?

Thieves steal computers, mobile phone at crime prevention trade fair
HONG KONG -- Thieves snatched two computers from a Hong Kong trade fair, a particularly brazen act considering that the victims were security companies showing off the latest crime-stopping technology.

Odds and Ends
TRENTON, N.J.-- It's unanimous: Women deserve a cheap drink, at least in New Jersey bars and restaurants.

Bullpen collapses again for Atlanta

Lee shuts down Braves offense
ATLANTA - If the first 66 games are indicative of what is to come for the Atlanta Braves this summer, college football can't start soon enough around these parts.

Lee shuts down Braves offense

Bullpen collapses again for Atlanta
ATLANTA - It could be worse, but it's hard to imagine how. The Atlanta Braves are fading like a desert sunset and they seem powerless to stop the slide.

A FLAIR FOR FLAVOR

Jobless claims down, wholesale prices up: two sides of economic rebound
WASHINGTON -- The number of new people signing up for jobless benefits dropped last week and wholesale prices rose in May at the fastest pace in 14 months, according to two reports that sent mixed messages about the strength of the economic resurgence.

Government aid snub sets stage for more change at United Airlines
CHICAGO -- United Airlines' best hope to emerge from bankruptcy with strong financial backing was dashed by a government assistance panel, potentially setting the stage for further cuts and restructuring at the world's No. 2 carrier.

Rise in mortgage rates won't hurt market, economists say
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year and 15-year mortgages rose this week, a trend that isn't expected to clip the wings of the housing market, economists said.

Hidden charges mar free checking
Free checking has become a popular term in most bank commercials, but just because they say it's free doesn't mean it always is.

More Georgians opt for part-time farming
ATHENS, Ga. - When Russell Yeany retired after 25 years in the University of Georgia's College of Education, he could have had a life of ease, thanks to his retirement income and benefits.

Government aid snub sets stage for more change at United Airlines

Downtown sites lead to confusion
When Main Street Augusta created its Saturday farmers market last year to attract more traffic downtown, little did it know that it would be taking customers away from another downtown market.

General Motors unveils overhaul of its European operations
RUESSELSHEIM, Germany -- General Motors announced a major overhaul of its European operations Friday designed to streamline the company by bringing its struggling units Adam Opel AG, Vauxhall Motors Ltd. and Saab Automobile AB under a single management structure.

Downtown sites lead to confusion

Court summons Dow Chemical representative in Bhopal gas leak tragedy
BHOPAL, India -- A court has summoned a Bombay representative of Dow Chemical Co. to explain why the company should not be forced to pay for environmental damages and compensation to the victims of the gas leak that killed thousands of people in central India nearly 20 years ago, a court official said Thursday.

Leading indicators move higher in May

Bureau had bill problem since 2001
Unpaid credit card charges at the city's tourism bureau went unnoticed for years, rather than months, as initially reported, and officials knew about the problems earlier than they let on.

Bureau had bill problem since 2001

Company to pay $400 million to settle corn sweetener lawsuit

Brazil keeps base interest rate at 16 percent

Current account deficit swells to record $144.9 billion in first quarter

More Georgians opt for part-time farming

United Airlines CEO coaxing carrier back from brink

Jobless claims down, wholesale prices up: two sides of economic rebound

Company to pay $400 million to settle corn sweetener lawsuit
DECATUR, Ill. -- Archer Daniels Midland Co. will pay $400 million to settle a federal antitrust lawsuit that claimed the company conspired to fix the price of high fructose corn syrup, a sweetener used in products ranging from soft drinks to pasta sauces.

Rise in mortgage rates won't hurt market, economists say

Leading indicators move higher in May
NEW YORK -- A closely watched gauge of future economic activity rose a stronger-than-expected 0.5 percent in May, suggesting that the U.S. economy will continue sturdy expansion through the summer.

Court summons Dow Chemical representative in Bhopal gas leak tragedy

Swiss National Bank raises interest rate a quarter point
GENEVA -- Switzerland's central bank Thursday announced it was raising a key Swiss interest rate by a quarter percentage point after holding near zero for more than a year.

United Airlines CEO coaxing carrier back from brink
CHICAGO -- When Glenn Tilton took over the leadership of United Airlines in 2002, skepticism abounded that a career oilman could learn the airline business fast enough to pull the carrier out of its dangerous dive.

Business briefs
CHICAGO - UNITED AIRLINES' application for a government loan guarantee would be submitted in "days, not weeks," the airline's chief operating officer said Friday.

Brazil keeps base interest rate at 16 percent
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Rising oil prices and concerns over a resurgence of inflation and a possible interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve led Brazil's central bank on Wednesday to maintain the country's base interest rates at 16 percent.

Current account deficit swells to record $144.9 billion in first quarter
WASHINGTON -- The deficit in the broadest measure of trade swelled to an all-time high of $144.9 billion in the first quarter of this year, reflecting Americans' insatiable appetite for foreign-made goods.

Hidden charges mar free checking

A FLAIR FOR FLAVOR
As the summer days get hotter , Stephanie Weinstein has a simple solution - a snow cone.

Upbraiding the state

A discouraging poll

Smarter tests

Upbraiding the state
What happens in South Carolina when someone gets their hair braided free of charge? Apart from a new 'do, not much.

'An action of barbarism'
Islamic militants said they set a deadline and we didn't respect it.

A discouraging poll
A comprehensive poll of thousands of Iraqi people commissioned by the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority is terribly discouraging. The results weren't supposed to be made public - and it's easy to understand why - but the Associated Press got hold of the survey, and it is devastating.

Smarter tests
High-school graduation tests - specifically, how tough they are - is one hot button of an issue that people can't seem to resist pressing.

Woman pleads not guilty to stalking Catherine Zeta-Jones
LOS ANGELES -- A woman has pleaded not guilty to felony charges she stalked actress Catherine Zeta-Jones by calling and sending her threatening letters, authorities said Wednesday.

People in the News
LONDON -- Madonna won her bid Friday to stop walkers from traipsing over large parts of her $16 million country estate.

People in the News
NEW YORK -- First, he was named Britain's sexiest actor. Now, Orlando Bloom is among the "50 Hottest Bachelors," according to People magazine.

Pat O'Brien to leave 'Access Hollywood'
LOS ANGELES -- It's a wrap for "Access Hollywood" co-host Pat O'Brien.

Kelly Ripa signs new contract as 'Live' co-host with Regis Philbin
NEW YORK -- Kelly Ripa will be a "Live" star for five more years, according to the syndicated TV entertainment show "Extra."

Tokyo stocks end lower, dollar slightly down against yen
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks slipped Thursday after a big advance in the previous session. The U.S. dollar was nearly flat against the Japanese yen.

Smucker profit falls on weaker Crisco sales, charges

Money funds fell in latest week

Carnival reports sharp jump in quarterly earnings
MIAMI -- Carnival Corp. & PLC, the world's largest cruise company, posted a sharply higher profit for the second quarter as cruise prices and bookings continue to recover from a slowdown caused by terrorism fears and the war in Iraq.

Money funds fell in latest week
NEW YORK -- Assets of the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $632.4 million in the latest week to $861.23 billion, the Investment Company Institute said Thursday.

Newell Rubbermaid still a fixer-upper
NEW YORK - Many of the housewares Newell Rubbermaid Inc. sells have earned a reputation for making everyday chores a little easier, but it remains to be seen whether the company has the right tool in its belt to fix what's been ailing it and to get its sales growing again.

One in four credit reports has serious errors, survey finds
WASHINGTON -- One in four credit reports has errors that are serious enough to disqualify consumers from buying a home, opening a bank account or getting a job - and an overwhelming majority contain mistakes of some kind, according to a survey released Thursday by a consumer group.

Mortgage rates rose this week
WASHINGTON -- Rates on 30-year and 15-year mortgages rose this week, a trend that isn't expected to clip the wings of the housing market, economists said.

Tokyo stocks end lower, dollar slightly down against yen

Blockbuster shareholders to get cash distribution

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

Trade deficit, oil can't hold down stocks
NEW YORK -- Investors overcame their concerns about inflation and mounting trade deficits to push stocks moderately higher Friday, but the major indexes ended the week mixed as nervousness mounted over the Federal Reserve's pending decision on interest rates.

Stocks lower on mixed economic reports
NEW YORK -- Wall Street extended its slide Thursday as a pair of economic reports carried a conflicting message to investors: The growing economy is fueling a job market recovery, but also allowing inflation to rise.

Blockbuster shareholders to get cash distribution
NEW YORK - Shareholders of video rental chain Blockbuster Inc. will receive a special cash distribution of $5 a share before the planned split-off of the chain from media giant Viacom Inc., according to a regulatory filing Friday.

Tokyo stocks close sharply lower, dollar down against yen
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks tumbled Friday amid worries about rising oil prices and a sell-off in key technology stocks. The U.S. dollar declined against the Japanese yen.

Carnival reports sharp jump in quarterly earnings

Smucker profit falls on weaker Crisco sales, charges
ORRVILLE, Ohio -The J.M. Smucker Co., the country's largest maker of jams and jellies, Thursday said profit for its latest quarter declined from a year ago, as slowing sales of Crisco oil, restructuring charges and the pending acquisition of International Multifoods hurt its bottom line.

One in four credit reports has serious errors, survey finds

Weeding out big fish isn't an easy task
Largemouth bass fishing on Strom Thurmond Lake has been tough, but is expected to improve steadily as the dreaded (by some) aquatic weed hydrilla makes itself known.

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Weeding out big fish isn't an easy task

Find out whether soil is acidic or alkaline
Soil pH is one of many factors that can affect plant growth.

Harvesting your peas -- the last and important step
For the best flavor, pick your peas at just the right moment.

ShopRite is devoid of spotlight
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Annika Sorenstam isn't playing the ShopRite LPGA Classic this year. Neither is 14-year-old phenomenon Michelle Wie.

Sergas, Killeen share lead of ShopRite LPGA Classic
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Shrugging off wilting heat and pesky insects, Giulia Sergas and Denise Killeen fired 6-under-par 65s Friday to share the first-round lead in the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

50-year-old takes over at U.S. Open
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - Jay Haas won't be dragged onto the Champions Tour just because of a chronological number.

Wie falls short at Publinx
HERSHEY, Pa. -- Michelle Wie shot a 2-under 142 at the U.S. Men's Public Amateur Links qualifying, all but ending her chance to qualify for the 2005 Masters through the Publinx tournaments.

50-year-old takes over at U.S. Open

Hanging around
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - His caddie kicked a camera out of a photographer's hand on his first hole Friday but, by the end of the day, Tiger Woods didn't kick himself out of the U.S. Open.

Field trimmed to eight in Match Play

Howell trying to find groove
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - For a summary of Charles Howell's season thus far, just study Shinnecock Hills.

Furyk defending despite surgery
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - Jim Furyk took a chance that he could come back from wrist surgery sooner than later to defend his U.S. Open title.

Favorites lying in wait
Phil Mickelson could see the terrifying seventh green ahead of him through the fog with the flag laying down and the surface as receptive as it might be all week. He hated to wait nearly 12 hours to take a swing at it.

Sergas, Killeen share lead of ShopRite LPGA Classic

Howell off to a tough start
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - Charles Howell has been playing catch-up from the start, and he has 23 holes this morning to make up some serious ground.

Furyk defending despite surgery

Fans offer golfers new experience
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - The three extra guys who went with the fifth group off Shinnecock's back nine Thursday turned out to be wholly unnecessary.

Pruitt back to defend title

Carlisle named coach of year

Favorites lying in wait

Bugs, heat don't faze lead pair
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Shrugging off wilting heat and pesky insects, Giulia Sergas and Denise Killeen fired 6-under-par 65s on Friday to share the first-round lead in the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

Howell off to a tough start

Hanging around

Fans offer golfers new experience

Howell trying to find groove

Duval's last but hopeful
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - It was hardly a storybook comeback, but David Duval didn't seem to mind a bit.

Field trimmed to eight in Match Play
On a day of upsets and surprises, medalist Todd White of Moore, S.C., rallied to avoid the fate of so many others Friday in the South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship.

Pruitt back to defend title
He works just 30 weeks a year. His employer is the PGA Tour. And as defending champion of the South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship, he doesn't have any pressure yet.

Carlisle named coach of year
Fresh off leading his team to its first national championship, Michael Carlisle raked in another postseason honor this week.

Easy decision: Lightning pick up option on Khabibulin
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning picked up the $6.5 million option on Thursday to bring back goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin next season.

Easy decision: Lightning pick up option on Khabibulin

Sharks rarely attack, but try to avoid them anyway
Traveling to the beach this summer? Don't worry too much about sharks.

Directory helps black business grow
Regarding Andrew Aiken's June 7 letter to the editor, "Black phone directory is racist": I'm assuming the word "networking" isn't in Mr. Aiken's vocabulary. William Sanders Augusta

Views on G-8 were anti-democratic
I object to the substance and tone of the June 12 editorial on the Sea Island G-8 meeting last week. Georgia has shown the world how to host a G-8 meeting by keeping protests down, you write. "Peace, Love, and Vandalism" avers Rick McKee's disappointed protest character. Jurgen Brauer Augusta

Look at Edgefield: Every vote counts
Many people sit at home at election time and say, "My vote doesn't count, so I don't think I will go vote today." Lee Neal North Augusta

Media's agenda is subversive
More people are recognizing the perfidious nature of the network news and their commentators. If you depend on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN et al for your information, you are receiving a totally biased point of view. Their agenda is promotion of liberalism/socialism, the discrediting of those who are not of that persuasion, and protection of those who are. Robert Smock Hephzibah

Bias extends throughout the media
Your editorial June 11 about the bias in the news media as they covered President Reagan's funeral ("Badly out of step") makes a good point, but it also serves as an excellent example of the hypocrisy found in the media itself. George De Baca Augusta

Look at Edgefield: Every vote counts

Great leaders did not 'waffle'
Regarding Bronwyn Lance Chester's June 14 column, "In defense of Kerry and his 'waffling,' ": She wrote: "Changing one's mind over the course of 20 years ... to correspond with new realities isn't just normal, it's sane." Chris Baugh Evans

Directory helps black business grow

Great leaders did not 'waffle'

Spare the opinions and give us facts
Thanks, Chronicle, for demolishing my misperception that the economy is still bad ("An economic disconnect," June 8). I needed that. Rick Carpenter Appling

Viper V-10 revs up '04 Dodge Ram

Tom Hanks would find home at Augusta airport

Finding their voice

Passion for privacy could hamper national cell phone directory

Few problems found at Canadian Internet pharmacies, GAO report says

Desolation Canyon: Danger

Health and fitness calendar

Weather radio, Homeland Security combining emergency warning efforts

Another technical glitch slows Web portal Yahoo!
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Some Yahoo! Inc. Web sites and services stumbled for the second time in less than a week Thursday as the Internet giant worked to resolve a hardware problem.

Shell boss tells newspaper future grim unless carbon emissions cut
LONDON -- A chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Cos. said in comments published Thursday that he sees "very little hope for the world" unless there is a reduction in global carbon dioxide emissions.

Passion for privacy could hamper national cell phone directory
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Sheila Vreeburg has entrusted her cell phone number to very few people - her family, close friends and her veterinarian. If she could keep it that way, she would.

Tom Hanks would find home at Augusta airport
An airport is its own microcosm of society, so much so that in Steven Spielberg's new movie, The Terminal, John F. Kennedy International Airport becomes one man's entire world.

Viper V-10 revs up '04 Dodge Ram
The 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 is an awesome piece of machinery.

Researchers surprised by comets craters, pinnacles
WASHINGTON -- When scientists sent a spacecraft to get a close look at a comet, they thought they knew what they'd see. They were wrong.

Weather radio, Homeland Security combining emergency warning efforts
WASHINGTON -- Emergency alerts for everything from tornadoes to missing children and terror warnings will get out to the public through an expanded weather radio network, the government announced Thursday.

Desolation Canyon: Danger
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third chapter of a 15-part story that The Augusta Chronicle will publish in Your Life on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays until July 16.

Few problems found at Canadian Internet pharmacies, GAO report says
WASHINGTON -- Despite safety concerns voiced by opponents of prescription drug imports, congressional investigators said they encountered few problems with medicines purchased from Canadian Web sites.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Finding their voice
Elmer Bowen sat at a long table in St. Joseph Hospital's Sister Mary Louise Conference Room on Sunday afternoon with frustration on his mind.

Around town

Golf program puts children on course
AIKEN - When 9-year-old Matthew Bauerlin stepped onto the Houndslake Country Club golf course, the only golf club he had ever used was a putter.

House gets surprise remodeling
WINDER, Ga. - One big family is in for quite a shock when they return home from summer vacation next month.

Around town

'Chronicle' gets 3rd-place award
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Augusta Chronicle was again selected one of the state's top newspapers, and two of its columnists took first-place honors in the Georgia Press Association's Better Newspapers Contest competition, the GPA announced Friday.

Augustan will go to Belgium
Most college students travel to job interviews after graduation.

Enjoying it while he can

Train tickets
Pat Monohan, of the band Train, performs at Fort Gordon as part of the Army Concert Tour. Train is known for its hits Meet Virginia, Drops Of Jupiter and Calling All Angels. Opening for Train on Friday evening was the Graham Colton Band.

Charges in slaying of fetus uncertain
District Attorney Danny Craig says he has not decided whether two men charged with murder in the slaying of an expectant mother of three should be charged with the death of her unborn child, officials said Thursday.

Tick-spread disease threatens pet cats
ATHENS, Ga. - Cat lovers beware - Athens-area veterinarians say a deadly feline disease is on the prowl.

Study calls for exhibit center
Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Barry White laid out the case to city commissioners Thursday for a Reynolds Street exhibit and trade center to be included on the next special purpose sales tax program.

3 G-8 protesters bond out of jail
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Three protesters bonded out of jail Friday after they were arrested last week, accused of trying to cross a police barricade onto Sea Island during the G-8 summit.

Around town
Augusta State University student Jennifer Fender is dressed in pajamas and walks around campus. She is with her psychology graduate class and participates in a shaming exercise for the students to learn what a patient can experience. The exercise lasts about an hour.

DeMint has Condon in his corner
COLUMBIA - U.S. Senate candidate Jim DeMint scooped up a key endorsement Friday from former rival Charlie Condon in the race for the Republican nomination.

4 long-shot Senate hopefuls debate

Beating suspect released on bond
A man whom authorities accuse of violating a protective order and then attacking his child's mother in May was granted bond Friday.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A Greenville police officer has been suspended without pay for three days after flushing evidence down a toilet.

Across the area
A bond hearing for two men charged with the murder of a pregnant Augusta woman scheduled before a judge Friday has been continued.

Pair are accused of having meth lab
Burke County authorities have arrested two men who they said were making methamphetamine near the Richmond-Burke county line.

Watchdog is being formed
A nonprofit organization to monitor the growing list of issues involving the Savannah River and its water is being created at the behest of congressional offices.

Residents sue to halt path's way
NORTH AUGUSTA - John and Valerie Zentz say they support the development of North Augusta's Greeneway, a pedestrian-friendly network of nature trails. But they contend that a connector path that will cut along the west side of their two-story cottage-style house on Bolin Road is an unnecessary intrusion on their privacy, and they have sued to stop it.

Recent rains don't quell drought worries
AIKEN - The warning signs might not be obvious with the ground still wet from recent rains, but Georgia and South Carolina could be heading toward another drought.

Salary varies by race
GREENVILLE, S.C. - While almost 16 percent of Greenville County's 1,571 full-time employees are black, none is paid $70,000 or more, according to the most recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission records.

Child's injuries lead to inquiry
Richmond County sheriff's deputies were investigating the injury of a 7-month-old girl as a possible case of child abuse, officials said Friday.

Changes await Highway 316
ATLANTA - Members of the public got their first look at proposed improvements to Georgia Highway 316 during a "public information open house" Thursday in Gwinnett County.

Around town
Gary Middleton, of Augusta, casts his line while fishing on the Lake Olmstead bridge. Mr. Middleton, who has been fishing the same spot for 17 years, was catching bream Friday.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Nigel Zamir Jones, 20 months, of Augusta.

USC Aiken warns of rising cost
AIKEN - Students at the University of South Carolina Aiken are expected to face tuition increases of as much as 11 percent next year, boosting the cost for one semester by as much as $503.

A witness to history

Agency official confirms move
A spokesman for the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services confirmed Friday that Richmond County DFCS Director Carolyn Beard is no longer with the local office on Fenwick Street.

Kid of the day

Past, present will collide at Ridge Peach Festival
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Ike Carpenter straddles his wood-shaving horse and takes off paper-thin strips of wood with a lathe.

Rants and raves
TO THE PERSON that's wondering where he should be allowed to smoke cigarettes: Tell him to go to the cemetery and smoke them. That's where smokers usually wind up anyway.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A Dorchester County man who forced three boys to watch him sexually assault a 9-year-old girl has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Train tickets

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Amya Kiera Bush, 9 months, New Ellenton.

Society commends 50-year employee
An Augusta woman who has devoted half a century to the Augusta Humane Society received a lifetime achievement award from the nonprofit group Thursday night.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - An independent auditor warns that the state should not move too fast on a new curriculum for its 1.5 million public school pupils.

Peace demonstrators seek $2,000 from city
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Savannah leaders gave G-8 Summit demonstrators nearly everything they wanted, but now organizer Kellie Gasink is asking for a little bit more.

Phone monitoring will not stop trial
ATHENS, Ga. - A Clarke County Superior Court judge said he was "disturbed" about a system that allowed a prosecutor and Athens-Clarke County police officers to listen in on a conversation between a county jail inmate and his attorney, but refused to dismiss the case against the armed robbery defendant on the grounds his attorney-client privilege had been breached.

Correction
Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle included the wrong television schedule.

Kid of the day

Coliseum Authority meets to discuss raises, budget
Members of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority informally agreed Thursday to give a $5,000 raise to civic center General Manager Larry Rogers and a 3 percent increase to other employees.

Watchdog is being formed

Russell selects 2 deputies
New interim Augusta Administrator Fred Russell wasted no time in bringing in acting deputy administrators to help him run city government.

Rants and raves
THIS IS IN RESPONSE to the no smoking outside of restaurants. I am a smoker. I do understand there should be areas that smoking is not allowed, but get real - to think that we should not be able to stand outside of somewhere and smoke. Maybe we should have a place where nonsmokers are not allowed. I guess then you would be calling it discrimination.

Cleanup pledges to get 99 percent
WASHINGTON - The Energy Department is committed to removing 99 percent of the nuclear waste in underground tanks at weapons sites, and anything less is "off the table," the head of the cleanup program told lawmakers Thursday.

Tick-spread disease threatens pet cats

4 long-shot Senate hopefuls debate
SAVANNAH, Ga. - With their key rivals away voting in Washington, four lesser-known candidates vying to succeed U.S. Sen. Zell Miller took the spotlight in a debate Thursday with few fireworks aside from questions about one contender's personal life.

3 G-8 protesters bond out of jail

Enjoying it while he can
Taylor Berry, 13, soars off a diving board at a neighbor's pool in North Augusta before Thursday's thunderstorms. Rain held off in the area until late afternoon Thursday.

News you can use

Across the area
An Augusta teenager told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that he was hit in the head with a hammer after an argument Wednesday evening.

Augustan will go to Belgium

Official affirms changes
A state representative confirmed Thursday that Richmond County Department of Family and Children Services Director Carolyn Beard, who has been under scrutiny because of allegations of mismanagement in her office, has been reassigned.

Wild Side

News you can use
June 18, 1990 It took Grace Smoak a long time to get a college degree.

Recent rains don't quell drought worries

Residents sue to halt path's way

DeMint has Condon in his corner

Cleanup pledges to get 99 percent

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Changes await Highway 316

Arsenal Oak is felled after battling disease
From the serene sky to a roar of chain saws, the Arsenal Oak slowly disappeared Friday, opening a sun-filled gap on passers-by as they pointed cameras and marvelled at the sight.

Across the area

Coliseum Authority meets to discuss raises, budget

Across the area

Debate brings out diatribes on trade

USC Aiken warns of rising cost

Charges in slaying of fetus uncertain

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June 19, 1925 The successful delivery of many thousands of Augusta Chronicle air mail bulletins yesterday was an epochal event in the history of American newspapers. It is the first time, so far as we are able to learn, that such a feat has been attempted.

Across the Georgia
ATLANTA - A supermarket security guard shot a teenage boy in the head after seeing him in a friend's stolen car in Clayton County.

Across the Georgia

Golf program puts children on course

Study calls for exhibit center

FBI considers investigating sheriff's conduct

Arsenal Oak is felled after battling disease

Rants and raves
TO THE PERSON that's wondering where he should be allowed to smoke cigarettes: Tell him to go to the cemetery and smoke them. That's where smokers usually wind up anyway.

Wild Side
Motorists will see more clasping coneflowers, lemon mints and perennial gaillardias popping up just in time for summer travel.

A witness to history
What took more than 200 years to grow will all come down today in just four hours.

Rants and raves
THIS IS IN RESPONSE to the no smoking outside of restaurants. I am a smoker. I do understand there should be areas that smoking is not allowed, but get real - to think that we should not be able to stand outside of somewhere and smoke. Maybe we should have a place where nonsmokers are not allowed. I guess then you would be calling it discrimination.

FBI considers investigating sheriff's conduct
Already under scrutiny by state investigators, Jenkins County Sheriff Bobby Womack could soon be the subject of an FBI probe.

Debate brings out diatribes on trade
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Former Gov. David Beasley and U.S. Rep. Jim DeMint attacked each other's positions on international trade Thursday in the second broadcast debate of the runoff.

The 'new' Mickelson finally listens
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - A simple thanks would do.

A second wind has hit Haas
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - Just try to make sense of this.

Duval's last but hopeful
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - It was hardly a storybook comeback, but David Duval didn't seem to mind a bit.

Conservatives mobilizing to counter Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

At the Movies: 'Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story'

At the Movies: 'Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story'
Dodgeball is a love-it or hate-it sport. You either have fond childhood memories of hurling those red rubber balls at opposing heads and groins and torsos - occasionally taking a beaning yourself - or you were one of those kids in danger of soiling your gym shorts on dreaded dodgeball day.

At the Movies: 'The Terminal'
You think you've got it hard, trying to amuse yourself at an airport when your plane's delayed for three hours? Try spending nearly a year there, living on airport food, sleeping on chairs, hosing yourself down in the men's room.

Conservatives mobilizing to counter Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11'
LOS ANGELES -- While the White House and the Republican National Committee have taken an official "no comment" approach to Michael Moore and his new anti-Bush documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," some conservatives have mobilized a letter-writing campaign and crafted ads that slam the film and its maker.

At the Movies: 'The Terminal'

Courtney Love, facing legal woes, reschedules summer tour
LOS ANGELES -- Rocker Courtney Love will not tour in June or July so she can focus on mounting legal troubles - including a felony drug case and an alleged assault with a liquor bottle, her publicist said.

Embarrassed officials in Atlanta said rapper T.I. made video in jail

Embarrassed officials in Atlanta said rapper T.I. made video in jail
ATLANTA -- A best-selling rapper filmed an unauthorized video at the Fulton County Jail, where he has been held since April on a probation violation charge, embarrassed city officials said.

Duran Duran regrouping for a new album

Aretha Franklin lip-synched national anthem, producer says

Courtney Love, facing legal woes, reschedules summer tour

Duran Duran regrouping for a new album
NEW YORK -- Duran Duran, who regrouped last year for a successful tour, are reuniting again - this time, for a new album on a new record label.

Aretha Franklin lip-synched national anthem, producer says
DETROIT -- Aretha Franklin's performance of the national anthem before the decisive Game 5 of the NBA Finals was pre-recorded and lip-synched, one of the Queen of Soul's producers said.

Harvick and Kenseth still upset over penalties

Gordon beats teammates for Michigan pole

Gordon takes DHL 400 pole
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Jeff Gordon didn't apologize for knocking teammates Jimmie Johnson and Brian Vickers off the pole Friday for the DHL 400 at the Michigan International Speedway.

Michigan should calm down recent NASCAR chaos
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Rusty Wallace is hoping calm replaces chaos and confusion at Sunday's NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway.

Gordon takes DHL 400 pole

Truex Jr. wins pole in wild qualifying for Meijer 300
SPARTA, Ky. -- Martin Truex Jr. won the pole on Friday for the NASCAR Busch Series Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway, topping a record-setting qualifying session.

Michigan should calm down recent NASCAR chaos

Gordon beats teammates for Michigan pole
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- In his 13 years in NASCAR's top series, Jeff Gordon has learned when to use finesse and when to charge.

Harvick and Kenseth still upset over penalties
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick just won't let their feud go.

Jackson finished with Lakers

Lakers hope to resolve coaching situation shortly

Milicic undergoes surgery, could miss Olympics
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Darko Milicic broke his hand in a token appearance in the Detroit Pistons' NBA title clincher, an injury that could jeopardize his chances of playing for Serbia in the Olympics.

Hornets promote Bristow to general manager
NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Hornets selected Allan Bristow to replace Bob Bass as general manager on Thursday.

Pistons fans salute the NBA champs

Kobe Bryant's defense team wins access to text-message records
EAGLE, Colo. -- A judge has granted Kobe Bryant's attorneys access to cell phone text messages sent among three people - including the woman accusing the NBA star of rape - in the hours after the alleged attack.

Jackson finished with Lakers
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - The Zen Master's coaching career with the Los Angeles Lakers is over.

Lakers hope to resolve coaching situation shortly
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers plan to decide soon whether Phil Jackson will be their coach next season.

Hornets promote Bristow to general manager

McGrady to meet with Magic owner
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Magic owner Rich DeVos is preparing to make his best pitch to get Tracy McGrady to stay in Orlando.

Pistons fans salute the NBA champs
DETROIT -- Hundreds of thousands of Pistons fans lined downtown Thursday to honor the NBA champions, a celebration that left outspoken Rasheed Wallace almost speechless.

Milicic undergoes surgery, could miss Olympics

McGrady to meet with Magic owner

Emmitt Smith named starter again

Delhomme gets five-year extension worth $38 million

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Former Olympians greet torch in Atlanta
ATLANTA -- On a stage full of former Olympians, Rafael San Miguel was the star.

Will Athens Games be safe? The oracle is mum
DELPHI, Greece -- For centuries, people from all over Europe sought advice from the oracle on Mount Parnassus. Wars, business deals and marriages were arranged on the basis of her predictions.

Will Athens Games be safe? The oracle is mum

Torch relay visits Atlanta

Horner seeks elusive Olympic road cycling spot
REDLANDS, Calif. -- Chris Horner's hopes of making the 1996 Olympic team hinged on a coach's vote - one that didn't go his way.

A sport for all of Athens: Olympic traffic jams

Horner seeks elusive Olympic road cycling spot

St. Louis welcomes Olympic torch as U.S. tour marches on
ST. LOUIS -- A century since becoming the first American city to host the modern-era Olympic Games, St. Louis welcomed back the Olympic flame Thursday.

Torch relay visits Atlanta
ATLANTA - On a stage full of former Olympians, Rafael San Miguel was the star.

A sport for all of Athens: Olympic traffic jams
ATHENS, Greece -- Transport Minister Michalis Liapis beamed as he rode Athens' new tram line on a test run along the city's southern coast.

Father's Day with gay son is to be celebrated
For a few years after my son Adam came out to me as a homosexual, Father's Day became a day of mourning, the day when I was reminded of what I lost.

'Thousands' of G-8 protesters must have gotten lost
Rap! Rap! Rap! "Ladies and gentlemen and those of you somewhere in between, I call to order this meeting of the Committee for Rebellion, Unrest and Destruction, or CRUD, to review the impact of our highly anticipated protests during the recent G-8 Summit and to see if there is any room for improvement going forward. This is an extremely important exercise for us. Otherwise, we might have to go out and get real jobs." (Yuck! Ack! Perish the thought!)

Father's Day with gay son is to be celebrated
For a few years after my son Adam came out to me as a homosexual, Father's Day became a day of mourning, the day when I was reminded of what I lost.

'Thousands' of G-8 protesters must have gotten lost
Rap! Rap! Rap! "Ladies and gentlemen and those of you somewhere in between, I call to order this meeting of the Committee for Rebellion, Unrest and Destruction, or CRUD, to review the impact of our highly anticipated protests during the recent G-8 Summit and to see if there is any room for improvement going forward. This is an extremely important exercise for us. Otherwise, we might have to go out and get real jobs." (Yuck! Ack! Perish the thought!)

Overtime

Overtime

Team earns victory with defensive play

Classic sets its field of 64

Without Real Madrid, MLS All-Stars revert to East vs. West format

Overtime
Augusta GreenJackets starter Jarrett Gardner, who leads the South Atlantic League in ERA, was added to the Southern Division All-Star Game roster on Friday.

Team earns victory with defensive play
When he delivered his team's halftime sermon, coach Sam Ward made sure he invoked the lesson taught by the NBA World Champion Detroit Pistons.

Classic sets its field of 64
A team of Angels will fly down from Arkansas. Another flight of Eagles are swooping in from Alabama. Tornadoes are on the way from West Virginia.

Overtime
In Eatonton, Ga., Julie Bartholomew of Marietta won the Top 60 Classic by one stroke on Thursday, holding off Augusta's Laura Coble at the Golf Club of Cuscowilla.

Without Real Madrid, MLS All-Stars revert to East vs. West format
NEW YORK -- Major League Soccer's all-star game will feature teams from its two conferences, a switch after Real Madrid pulled out of the midseason exhibition.

Delhomme gets five-year extension worth $38 million
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jake Delhomme was rewarded Thursday for helping guide the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl, getting a five-year contract extension worth $38 million.

Emmitt Smith named starter again
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Emmitt Smith, the NFL's all-time leading rusher, was designated Thursday as the Arizona Cardinals starting running back.

Religious conflicts affect schools in Mexican state
TZEJALTETIC, Mexico - Thousands of children have been forced to leave their schools as a new form of segregation takes root in rebellion-racked southern Mexico, with conflicts in Indian communities pitting Catholics against Protestants, and traditionalists against the political opposition.

In Mexican state, Catholic-Protestant conflict over schools
TZEJALTETIC, Mexico -- Thousands of children have been forced to leave their schools as a new form of segregation takes root in rebellion-wracked southern Mexico, with conflicts in Indian communities pitting Catholics against Protestants, and traditionalists against the political opposition.

Russian court upholds ban on Moscow's Jehovah's Witnesses
MOSCOW -- A Moscow court upheld a ban on the city's Jehovah's Witnesses, ending a six-year case that reflected growing pressure to stifle minority religious groups in Russia, where Orthodox Christianity is predominant.

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

Opponents of gay marriage look for support in the pews
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Ken Keeley spends his Sunday mornings at church - not just to worship, but to collect signatures for a ballot measure that would amend Oregon's constitution to ban gay marriage.

Faith digest
The Episcopal Diocese of Albany N.Y., has voted to join a conservative network of Americal Episcopal Churches that formed after the denomination consecated its first openly gay bishop last year.

Man links Abu Ghraib prison scandal with women soldiers
R. Albert Mohr Jr. is among the Americans repelled by the "moral depravity" of some U.S. soldiers' deeds at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. While fellow moral conservatives use the moment to denounce America's pornography industry, Mohler cites another issue.

The 'new' Mickelson finally listens

A second wind has hit Haas

Rankings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 7-13. Each ratings point represents 1,084,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

Rob Lowe scuffs up for 'Salem's Lot'
LOS ANGELES -- A grungy man with a stubbled face and lank hair enters a homeless shelter. Moments later he's locked in mortal combat with a priest, the pair hurtling through shattering glass to the street below.

Rankings for basic cable networks

Clinton tells CBS he never considered resigning

Christian version of American Idol scheduled to debut on TBN

Rob Lowe scuffs up for 'Salem's Lot'

Clinton tells CBS he never considered resigning
NEW YORK -- Former President Bill Clinton tells the CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes" that he never considered resigning and is proud he fought impeachment, the outcome of his lying under oath about his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Christian version of American Idol scheduled to debut on TBN
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The management company that represents Britney Spears and 'N Sync is searching for a divine voice.

People in the News

Kelly Ripa signs new contract as 'Live' co-host with Regis Philbin

People in the News

Georgia, Arizona 'dog it

Bulldogs start with win

Vince Dooley's 40-year reign comes to a forced ending

Vince Dooley's 40-year reign comes to a forced ending
ATHENS, Ga. -- Vince Dooley arrived at Georgia four decades ago, a pregnant wife and two small children in tow.

Georgia, Arizona 'dog it
OMAHA, Neb. - Georgia coach David Perno and Arizona's Andy Lopez haven't taken dibs on who is the biggest underdog in today's opening game of the College World Series.

Bulldogs start with win
OMAHA, Neb. - Georgia coach David Perno obviously knew what he was talking about when he dubbed closer Will Startup 'Magic Man.'

Tanner has good returns
COLUMBIA - Before Ray Tanner's days as South Carolina's baseball coach ever began, he received numerous offers to watch the College World Series.

Carlisle named coach of year
Fresh off leading his team to its first national championship, Michael Carlisle raked in another postseason honor this week.

Royal Flush

Tanner has good returns

Royal Flush
COLUMBIA - Chad Blackwell calls South Florida home. Billy Buckner is from Conyers, just outside of Atlanta. Matt Campbell grew up near Greenville, S.C.

Thieves steal computers, mobile phone at crime prevention trade fair

Odds and Ends

Lobster found guarding a watch off England

Odds and Ends

Opponents of gay marriage look for support in the pews

Religious conflicts affect schools in Mexican state

Faith digest

Faith Calendar

Man links Abu Ghraib prison scandal with women soldiers

Russian court upholds ban on Moscow's Jehovah's Witnesses

In Mexican state, Catholic-Protestant conflict over schools