Galleries calendar
ART AND WINE: 215 Park Ave. S.E., Aiken; limited-edition etchings, wine; noon to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; live music 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; (803) 649-9463.

Billy Crystal bringing one-man show to Broadway

Galleries calendar

Billy Crystal bringing one-man show to Broadway
NEW YORK -- Billy Crystal, after conquering "Saturday Night Live," is taking on the rest of the week.

Summer totes bulge with light reads

Summer totes bulge with light reads
NEW YORK - Nobody wants to read Dostoevsky on the beach. But a trashy novel about husband-seeking socialites in New York? Now that's another story.

Art calendar

Art calendar
FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Macartan Street, which connects Broad and Reynolds between Ninth and 10th streets.

Galleries calendar

Galleries calendar
ART AND WINE: 215 Park Ave. S.E., Aiken; limited-edition etchings, wine; noon to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; live music 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; (803) 649-9463.

Mets-Yanks set for another Subway ride
NEW YORK -- A big birthday for Derek Jeter. An emotional start for Jose Contreras. A matchup of Kaz and Hideki Matsui.

La Russa, Kline say everything is fine

Contreras' family resolves paperwork, prepares to leave Miami

Mets-Yanks set for another Subway ride

Newly reunited Contreras family arrives in New York area
NEWARK, N.J. -- Yankees pitcher Jose Contreras and his family landed in the New York area Thursday, two days after they were reunited in South Florida.

Minor leaguer strikes out 12 in a row

La Russa, Kline say everything is fine
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals manager Tony La Russa didn't want to talk Thursday about the actions of reliever Steve Kline, who made an obscene gesture and yelled toward his own dugout the previous night.

Expos recall Downs for start Saturday in Toronto

Blue Jays acquire outfielder Anthony Sanders from Colorado
TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays acquired minor league outfielder Anthony Sanders from the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday for a player to be named.

Furious Bonds: 'I ain't never met Tim Montgomery'

Expos eek out victory Phillies
MONTREAL -- Tony Armas Jr. got his first win in over a year as the Montreal Expos survived a brush with Jim Thome's power, as well as his legs.

Tigers rout Royals

Minor leaguer strikes out 12 in a row
ABERDEEN, Md. -- Luis Ramirez set a minor league record by striking out 12 straight batters, and didn't get a win to show for it.

Blue Jays acquire outfielder Anthony Sanders from Colorado

Expos recall Downs for start Saturday in Toronto
MONTREAL -- The Montreal Expos recalled left-hander Scott Downs from Triple-A Edmonton following Thursday's 3-2 win over Philadelphia.

White Sox best Indians

Expos eek out victory Phillies

Furious Bonds: 'I ain't never met Tim Montgomery'
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds avoided specifics Thursday when asked about the latest doping allegations against him, instead unleashing a flurry of expletives toward sprinter Tim Montgomery.

Contreras' family resolves paperwork, prepares to leave Miami
MIAMI -- The family of New York Yankees pitcher Jose Contreras resolved a paperwork issue Wednesday and was preparing to leave South Florida.

Twins defeat Red Sox after 10
BOSTON -- Nomar Garciaparra's exceptional grab of a 10th-inning grounder up the middle ended up costing the Boston Red Sox the game.

Beckett likely headed to DL with back injury
MIAMI -- Florida ace Josh Beckett is probably headed back to the disabled list.

Twins defeat Red Sox after 10

White Sox best Indians
CHICAGO -- Jon Rauch stuck around to enjoy the victory. Really, he had little choice - his left arm was literally handcuffed to his locker.

Beckett likely headed to DL with back injury

Tigers rout Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ivan Rodriguez had three doubles, a single and four RBIs Thursday to help the Detroit Tigers stop a five-game losing streak with a 12-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Travelers weather cicadas, sheep and rodeos

Latest area births

Latest area births
D'Alonte JaVere Orsten: Jerry Anderson Jr. and Elease Orsten, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, D'Alonte JaVere Orsten, Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Earniedel Orsten and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wilkerson, all of Augusta, and Jerry Anderson Sr. and Alean Anderson, of Hephzibah.

Odds and Ends
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Country singer Michael Martin Murphey wasn't amused by the bawdy humor of clowns at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo.

Stinky flower gives off corpse-like smell
STORRS, Conn. -- Wait until the neighbors get a whiff of this.

Girls lobby to bring ice cream shops back to gaming town
WEIRTON, W.Va. -- It was bad enough when Bruster's ice cream shop became a gambling parlor. But when both Dairy Queens closed to make way for mini-casinos, two 11-year-old girls had to act.

Odds and Ends
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- License plates proclaim Florida the Sunshine State, but the National Weather Service says when it comes to catching rays, it comes in a distant sixth.

Marlins get easy win over Braves
MIAMI - Thanks for the memories, Atlanta. It's been a great run. Now would you mind handing over those crowns?

Team taps unknown outfielder
MIAMI - For the second time in five weeks, the Atlanta Braves called up the International League's leading hitter and inserted him in their lineup.

Atlanta bats wake up in win

Braves place Wise on DL
MIAMI -- The Atlanta Braves placed outfielder Dewayne Wise on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained left elbow and recalled Charles Thomas from Triple-A Richmond.

Atlanta bats wake up in win
MIAMI - Atlanta manager Bobby Cox was sitting behind his desk in the visitors' clubhouse when his afternoon was interrupted by the daily inquisitors who can make a three-game skid seem as dreary as 100 losses.

Team taps unknown outfielder

Braves place Wise on DL

Business briefs
The Georgia Depart-ment of Labor reported Thursday that Augusta-Aiken's unemployment rate rose 0.2 percent in May to 4.6 percent as recent high school and college graduates entered the job market.

Box wine uncorks industry

Court throws out FCC's media ownership rules
NEW YORK -- A federal appeals court on Thursday largely reversed a landmark set of rule changes from the Federal Communications Commission that would have allowed companies to own more radio and television stations in the same market.

Trump puts 40 Wall St. on block, asking $400 million
NEW YORK -- Donald Trump is betting that a $1 million investment he made in a dilapidated office building at 40 Wall Street in 1995 will fetch him at least $400 million when he sells the property today.

Arby's hopes new menu items lure customers back

Arby's hopes new menu items lure customers back
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The roast beef sandwich that has been Arby's signature dish for 40 years was starting to get a little boring for some customers.

AOL buying marketing services provider Advertising.com
NEW YORK -- Internet giant America Online Inc. is buying Advertising.com Inc., which provides services to help companies advertise online and measure the results, for $435 million in cash.

Lodging tax sum implies tourism rise
Taxes paid by tourists at area hotels in April grew 10 percent from the same month last year, indicating that local lodgings made more money during Masters Week.

Business briefs

Lodging tax sum implies tourism rise

AOL buying marketing services provider Advertising.com

Two arrested in AOL spam scheme, prosecutors say
NEW YORK -- An America Online software engineer was charged Wednesday with harvesting a list of 92 million customer screen names that was eventually used to send spam.

Hybrid owners get service at dealerships, and likely nowhere else

June auto sales likely off from May but still at healthy levels

Hybrid owners get service at dealerships, and likely nowhere else
DETROIT -- With Ford Motor Co.'s Escape hybrid sport utility vehicle due out this summer, the automaker is training thousands of mechanics at dealerships around the country how to service them.

June auto sales likely off from May but still at healthy levels
DETROIT -- New car and truck sales in June are likely to be well off last month's robust results, but analysts say business still should be sound despite only a modest rise in consumer incentives.

Factories see big-ticket orders fall in May
WASHINGTON -- Factories saw orders for big-ticket goods fall for the second straight month in May, typifying the often uneven road of recovery for the nation's manufacturers.

Box wine uncorks industry
MANTECA, Calif. - Cork-sniffers beware: A new crop of vintners is joining the cubist movement, selling their wine in a box.

EBay to buy Indian online shopping site for $50 million
BANGALORE, India -- Online auction giant eBay Inc. is buying Baazee.com Inc., India's most popular online shopping site, for $50 million to extend its reach in the world's second most populous country.

Trump puts 40 Wall St. on block, asking $400 million

Court throws out FCC's media ownership rules

School task force releases behavior recommendations
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- A task force composed of University of Maryland students is calling on fellow students to take voluntary steps to curb rowdy fan behavior, an attempt to stave off university-imposed restrictions on how students can act at games.

Times pulls its computer poll out of BCS
NEW YORK -- The New York Times pulled its computer college football rankings out of the formula used by the Bowl Championship Series to determine which teams play for the national championship.

Georgetown AD Lang retires
WASHINGTON -- Joe Lang, Georgetown's athletic director since 1995, announced his retirement Wednesday.

School task force releases behavior recommendations

Georgetown AD Lang retires

BCS trying to create more opportunities for access

BCS trying to create more opportunities for access
BOSTON -- Bowl Championship Series officials are working on a new standard for guaranteed inclusion available to all Division I-A conferences.

Another Lindbergh
In a more impassioned era, the world would be as excited about test pilot Michael Melvill's journey into space Monday as it was about Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic air flight in 1927. Lindbergh pioneered commercial air flight; Melvill pioneered commercial space travel.

Let the facts decide
Whenever politicians get in trouble with the law, their supporters almost always cry politics - and so it is with the defrauding and conspiracy charges against former state Sen. Charles Walker and his daughter Monique.

Gully-washer
The legal cloud hanging over Charles Walker's head for months finally has let loose with a torrent of criminal allegations.

A jerk by any other name

Another Lindbergh

Gully-washer

A jerk by any other name
In a growing number of cases, the government is able to get information on you without your consent for any reason. Such cases are potentially frightening and suggestive of a Big-Brother society.

Let the facts decide

Shameless, shameful

Shameless, shameful
We've come to expect self-serving behavior from former President Clinton.

Fear of flying keeps Doris Day from receiving award
LOS ANGELES -- Doris Day is honored to be receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the entertainer's fear of flying will keep her from traveling to Washington Wednesday to accept it from President Bush.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Stuff to do
SHOWCASE OF HOMES: Six professionally decorated homes in Riverwood Plantation subdivision will be open from 1-4 p.m. today and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 and children 14 and younger are free.

Country singer Marty Stuart arrested on suspicion of drunken driving
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. -- Country singer Marty Stuart was charged Wednesday with driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.

Singer Jessica Simpson cancels show in Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Singer Jessica Simpson canceled her Tuesday show in Providence because of a kidney infection, a spokeswoman at Columbia Records said.

Hip surgery successful for Michael Reagan
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Syndicated radio talk-show host Michael Reagan was recuperating Wednesday after successful hip replacement surgery earlier in the week, his spokesman said.

People in the News
ATLANTA -- A televangelist is tapping into mainstream celebrities - including Magic Johnson and India.arie - to attract people to his religious festival this week in Atlanta.

Ron Reagan criticizes Bush administration's handling of war in Iraq
LOS ANGELES -- Ron Reagan, the younger son of the late President Reagan, criticized the Bush administration's foreign policy, saying he believed the president misled Americans to gain support for the Iraq war.

Club calendar
Here's a list of entertainment at Aiken-Augusta nightclubs.

On the road
An ode to simpler times, the Country Gathering in Powder Springs features antiques, crafts, homemade food and historical exhibits, and casts an affectionate eye back in time. The event takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and admission is free. For more information, call (770) 439-1780.

Hot ticket
THE ACT: Dave Chappelle WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday THE VENUE: Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St., Columbia, S.C.

People in the News
NEWARK, N.J. -- A concert promoter and Democratic activist is gathering signatures in an effort to draft Bruce Springsteen for a benefit concert to oppose President Bush's re-election bid.

Open tab
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a roundup of happenings at Augusta-Aiken area clubs:

Survey: More black investors in stock market after 2003 retreat
NEW YORK -- Encouraged by the recovery in stock prices over the past year, many black investors are returning to stocks and mutual funds after abandoning the market in droves in 2003.

Survey: More black investors in stock market after 2003 retreat

Big Movers in the Stock Market

FedEx reports 47 percent increase in quarterly earnings
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The FedEx Corp. reported a 47 percent increase in fourth quarter earnings Wednesday, citing continued growth in ground deliveries and international express shipments.

Tokyo stocks end higher, dollar down against yen

Divided SEC requires independent chairmen for fund boards
WASHINGTON -- Addressing an industry scandal, a deeply divided Securities and Exchange Commission voted Wednesday to require mutual fund boards to have chairmen who are independent from the companies managing the funds.

Tokyo stocks end higher, dollar down against yen
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks rose to a two-month high Thursday after a U.S. ratings agency hiked its view of eight Japanese banks and investors snapped up technology issues following gains on Wall Street. The U.S. dollar was down against the Japanese yen.

Tokyo stocks end slightly lower, dollar down against yen
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks slipped Wednesday on losses by banking issues, although gains by high-technology shares helped limit the market's fall. The U.S. dollar was slightly lower against the Japanese yen.

States look to curb credit card marketing on campuses

Publishers see improved ads; USA Today raises price
NEW YORK -- Newspaper publishers told investors Tuesday they were seeing a generally improved advertising climate thanks in part to robust classified advertising, especially help-wanted ads. USA Today announced an increase in its cover price.

Publishers see improved ads; USA Today raises price

Stocks edge higher, but trading indecisive
NEW YORK -- Wall Street had its second straight late-session rally Wednesday, but the pattern of trading left market-watchers doubtful that the advance would hold ahead of a key Federal Reserve meeting and the hand-over of power in Iraq next week.

Higher sales, prices help Micron return to profitability
BOISE, Idaho -- Significantly higher sales and prices in the international computer chip market this spring put Micron Technology Inc. in the black for only the second quarter in the past 14, the world's second largest chip maker reported Wednesday.

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.

States look to curb credit card marketing on campuses
ALBANY, N.Y. -- For college-bound high school graduate Kenneth Cashwell, the credit card offers started coming that summer of 2000 too fast to count and too alluring to resist.

Divided SEC requires independent chairmen for fund boards

Markets sag as economic news, attacks in Iraq, give buyers little incentive
NEW YORK -- Stocks shifted lower Thursday as investors' enthusiasm flagged in the face of multiple attacks overseas, weak sales of manufactured goods and a lower forecast from AT&T Corp.

Tokyo stocks end slightly lower, dollar down against yen

Higher sales, prices help Micron return to profitability

Fishing tournament results
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.

Strong winds come to aid of fishermen

Fishing tournament results

Strong winds come to aid of fishermen
Fishermen who opt not to use live blueback herring for striped bass and hybrids have been trolling pearl-white Super Flukes and Gotcha Shads with some success this week.

Volunteers put Mexican restaurants to taste-bud test

Volunteers put Mexican restaurants to taste-bud test
Dozens of Mexican restaurants line the streets of the Augusta area, with new ones opening all the time. From tacos to tostados, fajitas to flan, Mexican is an international cuisine that can offer something for just about every diet and taste.

Grubbin
THE PLACE: Whistle Stop Cafe, 573 Greene St. WHAT'S THERE: Breakfast until 2 p.m., salads and sandwiches

Grubbin

When certain plants can help one another thrive, that's real companionship
NEW MARKET, Va. -- Think about the power of love, and Hollywood's great romantic legends spring to mind: Gable and Lombard, Bogie and Bacall, Tracy and Hepburn.

Keep your garden chugging along

Keep your garden chugging along
With the feverish pitch of spring planting past, there is a lull in the garden.

When certain plants can help one another thrive, that's real companionship

Rain can't stop GreenJackets
A rain delay nearly cost the GreenJackets a win in their second-half opener, but Augusta rallied to beat the Greensboro bats in 11 innings.

GreenJackets win delayed game in 11th
Right before Brandon Moss came up to bat in the bottom of the 11th inning Wednesday, Greensboro reliever Tim Wood got a visit from one of his coaches. During the break, Moss chatted with Peter Ciofrone, who was on deck.

Shaky putter can't stop Wie in first match
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Defending champion Michelle Wie is still a club away from being on top of her game. It hasn't mattered yet for the 14-year-old in the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.

Howell bounces back with 61

Prep golfer coasts past field with stellar play
Before this week, David Connor didn't know anything about North Augusta Country Club other than it was "a nice course, and near Augusta."

Shaky putter can't stop Wie in first match

Prep golfer coasts past field with stellar play

Woods concedes caddie was wrong

Junior title goes to local competitor

Woods concedes caddie was wrong
Tiger Woods said Wednesday that his caddie "probably went too far" by kicking over a photographer's lens and taking another camera from someone in the gallery at the U.S. Open.

Junior title goes to local competitor
Michael Green is tough to beat at Augusta Country Club. The members know it, and now, so do the state's top juniors golfers.

Howell bounces back with 61
POTOMAC, Md. - Augusta native Charles Howell set a course record with 10-under-par 61 - including 28 on his final nine holes at the TPC at Avenel - and held a three-shot lead Thursday after the first round of the Booz Allen Classic.

Rain can't stop GreenJackets

GreenJackets win delayed game in 11th

NHL hyping a game that may not be played

Canucks' Bertuzzi charged with assault for on-ice punch

NHL hyping a game that may not be played
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The NHL draft is in town, and with it skating clinics, concerts, autograph opportunities and whatever other hoopla the league can muster to build its diminutive fan base.

Canucks' Bertuzzi charged with assault for on-ice punch
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Canucks star Todd Bertuzzi was charged with assault Thursday for a sucker-punch that broke Steve Moore's neck and left him in a pool of blood, an attack that prompted an outcry about hockey violence.

Brendan Gaughan: In his own words
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Brendan Gaughan is rarely lost for words; just wind up him and let him go.

Are drivers athletes?
LONG POND, Pa. -- During the 90 minutes that separated practice and pole qualifying last month at the Pocono Raceway, most drivers barricaded themselves in their private motor coaches or in the lounge of their team transporter.

Drivers compare Chicago's electrifying speeds to Daytona
JOLIET, Ill. -- The Chicagoland Speedway isn't in Chicago. In fact, it's about an hour away.

Be sure and enjoy the 'Windy City'
JOLIET, Ill. - The best part about being one hour away from Chicago is you're only one hour away from Chicago.

Daytona: spectacle of lights
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- By adding lights, the Daytona International Speedway transformed itself from special to something spectacular. The 2.5-mile speedway has always been con-sidered hallowed grounds in stock car racing.

Single groove haunts N.H. track
LOUDON, N.H. - If Bob Bahre didn't own the New Hampshire International Speedway, it would be easy to give up on the one-mile oval.

Go back to nature in New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. - So few places on the Nextel Cup circuit offers such a variety of options as the New Hampshire International Speedway.

On the beach by day, at the race by night
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When they started racing in the summer at the Daytona International Speedway, some crafty people in the marketing department came up with a catchy slogan: ''Race in the morning, on the beach by noon.''

'Young Gun' committed to grow sport
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Although we're just a little over a third of the way through the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup season, the hype, mainstream appeal and larger-than-life presence that NASCAR has been generating continues to amaze me.

Travelers weather cicadas, sheep and rodeos
It's the Friday before a summer weekend, and the vacation travelers have sent in a huge stack of postcards. Let's see if we can go through a few.

Storm warning issued for Augusta
The National Weather service has issued a severe storm worning for the Augusta area until 6:30 p.m. Lightning, heavy rain and hail are possible.

Sheriff's officer accused of sexual battery
A Richmond County sheriff's officer was arrested Thursday, accused of sexual battery, said Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.

Isakson tries to flee from his liberal past
Johnny Isakson is desperately trying to distance himself from his liberal past. In his most recent advertisement, he paints himself as a devout Christian against abortion. Milton Gresham Evans

Arab world must cast aside hatred
The gruesome murders of Americans and other Westerners are devastating indeed, but certainly not surprising considering whom we're dealing with. Bringing down the economies of Saudi Arabia and other Muslim nations doing business with the West is one of the goals of al-Qaida. Riding camels and pitching tents every night beats driving BMWs and living in air-conditioned villas. Bob Groothand Augusta

Veterans' observances instill pride
I have never been more proud as in the past few weeks to join this area's Allied veterans of World War II who may have viewed or participated in the dedication of the World War II Memorial on the Washington Mall, and the D-Day ceremony held on Omaha beach a week later. I suppose it's been a long time since many of us have extended our chests beyond our belt buckles. God bless America, whom we served so many years ago. E.H. Binic Martinez

Isakson tries to flee from his liberal past

Keep high-school graduations indoors

Cain has traits of a true leader

Elect Moretz to the Augusta Commission
David Moretz and his distinguished family have been personal friends of mine for many years. In addition, David served as my district coordinator when I served in the U.S. Congress representing the 10th District of Georgia. David proved to be a very conscientious member of my staff. He is hard-working and intelligent, with strong moral values. D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Augusta

Television journalist disrespected Reagan
It's been said that some people, for whatever reason, don't have an ounce of decency. That applies to Sam Donaldson, who was interviewed June 11 on national television concerning one of our national treasures, Ronald Reagan. Andy Chandler Augusta

Political bachelorhood is a non-issue
For the benefit of letter writer E. Maner ("President could be unmarried," June 17) and others who may be uninformed, it is recorded in the Oxford History of the American People that Grover Cleveland was a bachelor of 48 years when he was elected to the presidency in 1884. There was no outcry. People were not upset. He did court and marry a woman half his age during his first term. Ernestine Crews Hephzibah

Elect Moretz to the Augusta Commission

Veterans' observances instill pride

Arab world must cast aside hatred

Good Samaritan saved family pets

Political bachelorhood is a non-issue

Cain has traits of a true leader
Why am I supporting Herman Cain for Georgia's U.S. Senate seat? Integrity, leadership, effective communication skills, a humble spirit and an enormous work ethic. Maurice Atkinson Macon

Keep high-school graduations indoors
This is in regard to this year's outdoor graduation - a plan that was implemented without much thought. Marja Green Hephzibah

Good Samaritan saved family pets
On June 12, my family and I came to Augusta for the day from Atlanta for a bench dedication for my late mother-in-law, Lillian Widener. We brought along our two Labrador retrievers, and put them in my father-in-law's back yard. When we returned, we discovered that the dogs had gotten out and were gone. Tara Widener Atlanta

Drug ads target pet lovers' emotions

Genetic mutation makes toddler super strong

Breast milk compound kills warts, possibly more dangerous lesions

Tapping into Augusta

Federal health officials alert to threat of new mosquito disease

The Outlaw Trail

New rules to fight surgery mixups

Air Force testing robot vehicles to protect bases and forward units

Health calendar

Health 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 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Study: Estrogen-only pills may raise the risk of Alzheimer's
CHICAGO -- Estrogen pills appear to slightly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in postmenopausal women, a study found, echoing recent findings involving estrogen-progestin supplements.

Air Force testing robot vehicles to protect bases and forward units
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., -- The Air Force wants to take away Staff Sgt. Miguel Jimenez's job, and that's just fine by him.

New rules to fight surgery mixups
WASHINGTON -- Starting July 1, operating rooms are supposed to be a little safer: Surgical teams must take new steps to prevent operating on the wrong body part or wrong patient.

PBR beer regains former popularity
Can Pabst Blue Ribbon have cachet?

Federal health officials alert to threat of new mosquito disease
ATLANTA -- As if West Nile virus wasn't bad enough, now U.S. health officials are on the lookout for another mosquito-borne disease, fearing it could become a permanent part of the American landscape if it entered the country.

Tapping into Augusta
Georgia beer aficionados can celebrate Thursday, when the Prohibition-era law prohibiting the sale of beer stronger than 6 percent alcohol will be scrapped, opening the doors to an array of craft beers from American and foreign brewers.

Breast milk compound kills warts, possibly more dangerous lesions
A compound in breast milk has been found to destroy many skin warts, raising hopes it might also prove effective against cervical cancer and other lethal diseases caused by the same virus.

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

Genetic mutation makes toddler super strong
Somewhere in Germany is a baby Superman, born in Berlin with bulging arm and leg muscles. Not yet 5, he can hold seven-pound weights with arms extended, something many adults cannot do. He has muscles twice the size of other kids his age and half their body fat.

Drug ads target pet lovers' emotions
SEATTLE -- As a marketing executive, Marian Salzman knows she shouldn't let the slick advertisements get to her.

Around town
Five-year-old Samantha Clayborn, from Grovetown, catches her breath as others try to get her to go during practice for the Aloha Ice Skating Recital at the Ice Forum in Augusta.

Across Georgia
MCDONOUGH - A woman accused of trying to hire a hit man for $10,000 to kill her husband has been released on bond.

Gambling boat dealt to-do list
SAVANNAH, Ga. - It's been a month since the managing partner of the Millionaire's Casino boat rolled the dice and predicted the gambling ship would be ready to sail off Georgia's coastline in three weeks.

Hundreds show support at fund-raiser

South Carolina's Senate race puts Southern chivalry to test
COLUMBIA - Tuesday's runoff resolved one question in South Carolina's Senate race, but another looms: How does a man in these rough-and-tumble contests take on a woman in a state that prides itself on chivalry?

Kid of the day

Three local road projects picked for Fast Forward
Three large-scale area road projects will receive funding through a state program designed to accelerate roadwork in Georgia, officials said Wednesday.

South Carolina's Senate race puts Southern chivalry to test

Corrections
A story in the June 15 editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained incorrect information about how much yard debris Aiken city crews would pick up from residences. The article should have said residents can leave no more than 5 cubic yards of debris, an amount equivalent to the size of five kitchen stoves, for pickup each week.

Sale of SRS land deemed unlikely

Youth corps beautifies roads

Storm warning issued for Augusta

2 convicted sex offenders jailed; 5 more still sought

Long sentence for ex-senator is improbable

Around town

Cooling off for two

More flu shots available this year
ATLANTA - The government says it won't repeat last year's mistake of having too few flu vaccines available, announcing that 100 million flu shots will be distributed for this winter's outbreak.

Walker's image may suffer amid scandal

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Georgia made room for an additional 140,710 people last year as the state's population neared 8.7 million, according to the latest estimate from the Census Bureau.

Across South Carolina

Hospital plans to add beds
Faced with a rising number of sicker patients who are staying longer, University Hospital's first step in its massive renovation will be to add more critical care beds.

Leaders warm to funds' use for arena

Last of Guard unit to return
The last soldiers from an Augusta-based Georgia Army National Guard unit will be coming home this weekend, officials said Thursday.

Across the Southeast

Across the Southeast
ABINGDON, VA. - Six officials in a remote coal community allegedly accepted clothing, NASCAR tickets, hunting dogs and other gifts totaling more than $500,000 in exchange for directing flood disaster relief money to contractors, federal authorities charged Thursday.

Rants and raves
I WAS CALLING ABOUT the title pawn businesses. Why is it when you pay for a year, the same amount, and you still owe the same amount after a year plus you have another year and a half? Is this not robbery? Something needs to be done about these kinds of businesses. They say they are cheaper than the bank, and that is a lie.

Airport to keep screeners
Airports across the country will be allowed to switch back to private screeners later this year, but Augusta Regional Airport, like most airports nationwide, will probably stay with federal screeners, at least for now, officials said Thursday.

Airport to keep screeners

Corrections

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A would-be technology company executive will be given two months to come up with $600,000 to repay investors he defrauded or face prison time.

Fountain will be shut off

County to enforce water rules
Drought or no drought, Max Hicks says his office will begin enforcing outdoor water restrictions on Richmond County residents and businesses Aug. 1.

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RANT for the North Augusta recreation department for the water fountains along the Greeneway. They are not servicing them where people can drink from them. They are surely needed very much in this weather.

Powerful storm
A Richmond County Sheriff's deputy directs traffic at the intersection of Washington and Steven's Creek roads during a power outage. Another line of heavy thunderstorms rolled through the area Wednesday night, knocking out power to more than 15,000 residential and business customers for more than an hour, a Georgia Power spokeswoman said. Power outages affected west Augusta residences at about 9 p.m., including businesses along Washington Road and Alexander Drive. More rain, partly cloudy skies and a high around 90 are expected today, according to the National Weather Service in West Columbia, S.C.

Turning up the heat
AIKEN - Joseph Martin, 11, gleefully stomped his sneakers in the decontamination tent erected outside the Aiken Department of Public Safety, soaked in water from head to toe after being sprayed by an array of nozzles.

Peach farms get help from Mexico

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Morgan Williams, 12, of North Augusta.

List ranks Augusta 35th most child-friendly

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If guilty, tenure could be limited
It involves a lot of ifs, but former Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker could take a Senate seat and lose a Senate seat within days of each other.

Walker indicted
A few years ago, former Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker was the subject of serious speculation as a potential candidate for governor. On Wednesday, he became the subject of a 142-count federal indictment, brought down by what prosecutors called greed and heavy gambling debts,

Fans are enticed to buy parking spots
ATHENS, Ga. - A South Carolina investment group is banking on the premium University of Georgia football fans place on parking during home games. Greenville-based Tailgate Station LLC plans to develop a condominium-style parking venue about seven-tenths of a mile from UGA's Sanford Stadium.

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Peach farms get help from Mexico
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - A steady stream of Spanish flowed between the long rows of fruit-laden trees at Titan Peach Farms on Thursday.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Callie Yvonne Newman, 18 months, of North Augusta.

Sale of SRS land deemed unlikely
AIKEN - There are no plans to sell or give away hunks of the sprawling Savannah River Site, a U.S. Department of Energy spokesman said Thursday.

Across South Carolina
MONCKS CORNER - A young boy who would have celebrated his ninth birthday Friday drowned in an unsuccessful attempt to rescue his younger brother from a pond, the coroner said.

Hundreds show support at fund-raiser
Even before Charles Walker took the stage Thursday night at his fund-raiser at Julian Smith Casino, it was clear that his supporters are sticking by him, some with near-religious fervor.

Tree falls on house in storm
If a tree falls in an Augusta neighborhood and no one hears it, did it really fall?

Athens scores 'Men's Journal' designation as top singles town
ATHENS, Ga. - Say so long to the fabled music scene, au revoir to the association with the University of Georgia's sports programs and adios to the noteworthy Southern Gothic homes - Athens' latest claim to fame doesn't have a thing to do with art, athleticism or even architecture.

Fans are enticed to buy parking spots

Inmate wins interim stay of execution
AIKEN - Convicted killer Arthur Hastings Wise, scheduled to die next month for a 1997 Aiken County plant shooting that left four people dead, was granted a temporary stay of execution Thursday by the South Carolina Supreme Court.

Phone system angers court

Youth corps beautifies roads
AIKEN - Sweat dripped from Emily Harris' forehead as she slammed her shovel underneath a dead azalea bush and ripped the eyesore from the median on Laurens Street on Thursday.

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Walker vows to fight charges against him

Pupils' curbs at risk

Around town
Brianna Wilson, 8, waits for her turn to go horseback riding at the Girl Scouts' Camp Tanglewood in Evans. Among the other activities the camp offers are swimming, softball and crafts.

Powerful storm

Across the area
An Augusta pizza deliveryman told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that he was robbed while making a delivery Wednesday night.

Walker indicted

City Web site changes server

Across the area

Cooling off for two
Adrienne Miulford, 6, finds an ideal place where she and her doll can escape the heat. As temperatures reached the 90s on Thursday, she cooled down at Brookfield Park.

Turning up the heat

Walker vows to fight charges against him
Former state Senate Majority Leader Charles W. Walker Sr. looked a federal indictment in the face Thursday and vowed to fight.

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RANT for the North Augusta recreation department for the water fountains along the Greeneway. They are not servicing them where people can drink from them. They are surely needed very much in this weather.

Leaders warm to funds' use for arena
The idea of using sales tax money to build a sports and entertainment arena at the Regency Mall site was well received by Augusta commissioners Thursday.

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Kid of the day

Debate heated at GOP forum
Personal attacks flew at times during Thursday night's debate between several of Columbia County's Republican candidates, but some of the strongest barbs shot between the two men running for sheriff.

County to enforce water rules

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June 24, 1965 A motion was filed in U.S. District Court here Wednesday asking that the Richmond County Board of Education be restrained from operating its summer school session on a racially segregated basis.

Three local road projects picked for Fast Forward

Charges may cut event's funding
The CSRA Classic might face a tough year for funding scholarships in the wake of the indictments against Charles Walker Sr.

Trade stance key for DeMint

Stamping out smoking
Jessica Bennett said she breathes hard while marching in the band, kicking around a soccer ball or swimming laps at the Augusta Aquatic Center.

Stamping out smoking

List ranks Augusta 35th most child-friendly
Augusta isn't the best place in the country to raise children, but it's far from the worst, according to a national research group dedicated to bettering the quality of life for children.

Sheriff's officer accused of sexual battery

City Web site changes server
Internet users might have had a problem accessing Augusta's Web site in the past few days, but city officials say the site is back up and running.

Long sentence for ex-senator is improbable
Former Senate Majority Leader Charles W. Walker Sr. might find the world gloomy now, but even if he is convicted of 142 federal charges, a long prison sentence is doubtful.

Trade stance key for DeMint
AIKEN - Former Gov. David Beasley was tossed out of South Carolina's U.S. Senate race like an old shoe.

Athens scores 'Men's Journal' designation as top singles town

Phone system angers court
ATHENS, Ga. - Officials met this week to discuss a court order to fix a telephone system that allows illegal eavesdropping on conversations between indigent Clarke County jail inmates and their lawyers.

Terminal project manager sought

Deal to prevent facility closure
ATHENS, Ga. - After years of financial struggle, threats of closure at the end of this month, and two days of back-to-back meetings of the Greene County Board of Commissioners, Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital has a buyer.

Camps keep youths thinking
Whoever robbed the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta is one cocky thief.

Across the area

Rants and raves
I WAS CALLING ABOUT the title pawn businesses. Why is it when you pay for a year, the same amount, and you still owe the same amount after a year plus you have another year and a half? Is this not robbery? Something needs to be done about these kinds of businesses. They say they are cheaper than the bank, and that is a lie.

Debate heated at GOP forum

Terminal project manager sought
With fewer than five months until construction is set to start on the new terminal at Augusta Regional Airport, aviation commissioners are under the gun to fix two of the airport's taxiways and select a manager to supervise the large-scale project.

Across the area
Lance Cpl. T.E. "Tommy" Moore was honored Wednesday as the outstanding trooper for the South Carolina Highway Patrol's Post 7, which covers Aiken, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Bamberg, Barnwell and Hampton counties.

Walker's image may suffer amid scandal
Charles Walker has emerged relatively unscathed from prior investigations into his business-political connections. And the controversial former state senator could still rebound, even if this latest investigation yields a fine or a prison term.

Thousands heed call of coast
CHARLESTON, S.C. - From the golf courses and arcades of Myrtle Beach to the gated plantations of Hilton Head Island, growth along the South Carolina coast has continued unabated since the 2000 Census.

Charges may cut event's funding

2 convicted sex offenders jailed; 5 more still sought
Richmond County sheriff's deputies said Wednesday that they have taken into custody two men wanted for failing to register as sex offenders and are looking for five more.

News you can use
June 25, 1930 Bishop Frederick T. Keeney, formerly resident bishop of the Atlanta area, Methodist Church, and bishop of China, will lecture in Augusta twice tonight. The first talk will be made at the First Baptist Church, of which the Rev. Fred E. Smith is pastor, at 8 o'clock, and the second at Bethel A.M.E. Church at 9 o'clock.

Fountain will be shut off
Its seems the Augusta Riverwalk fountain at Eighth Street could again be causing problems.

Pupils' curbs at risk
When school resumes in the fall, some Evans High School students who park off campus could find no-parking signs at their former roadside spots.

Goosen isn't Open's only winner
Several friends and a few PGA Tour players thought it was insane to even try.

At the Movies: 'White Chicks'

At the Movies: 'Two Brothers'

At the Movies: 'Two Brothers'
Instead of taking the kids to "Garfield: The Movie," consider "Two Brothers," starring real cool cats.

At the Movies: 'The Notebook'
Other than oohing at Rachel McAdams in a mind-boggling array of 1940s dresses and ahhing at Ryan Gosling with his shirt off, there's really little point in seeing "The Notebook" because you've seen it before - more than once, and with more imagination.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

At the Movies: 'The Notebook'

Mini reviews

At the Movies: 'Fahrenheit 9/11'
Michael Moore has more in common with Mel Gibson than he'd probably like to admit.

At the Movies: 'White Chicks'
When it comes to racial humor, black comedians have had a free pass for years, making white people the butt of ridicule that would send Jesse Jackson sprinting for a microphone were such stereotypical jokes directed at blacks.

Digital bugle plays taps when soldiers can't
WASHINGTON -- The playing of taps to honor America's fallen soldiers is a familiar sound, but at thousands of military funerals these days, not all is as it seems.

Bob Dylan gets honorary degree from Scottish university

Ministry cranks up amps for great album
For the past decade, Ministry has been so bogged down by ill-advised Bob Dylan covers and pseudo metal dirges, it's easy to forget that Jesus Built My Hotrod, which catapulted Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker into the spotlight in 1992, was featured on the same record as N.W.O., a fiery assault on former President George H.W. Bush's "New World Order" speech.

Spotlight: Lillie Morris
NAME: Lillie Morris AGE: 49 HOMETOWN: Augusta, but moved recently to Appling

Digital bugle plays taps when soldiers can't

Wayne C brings Iraq war home in music

Bob Dylan gets honorary degree from Scottish university
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Bob Dylan accepted an honorary doctor of music degree Wednesday from Scotland's oldest university. He was speechless, but a professor at the University of St. Andrews sang his praises.

Wayne C brings Iraq war home in music
Wayne C hopes to shake up the music industry. The local rapper, whose real name is Wayne Coleman, has released his Red Drum Records debut, Da Coach, available at www.reddrumrecords.com. He will perform Friday at Club Continuum on Ellis Street.

Spotlight: Lillie Morris

Ministry cranks up amps for great album

Concert calendar
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

Concert calendar

Wilco's style lives in 'a ghost is born'

Wilco's style lives in 'a ghost is born'
The story behind Wilco's success (band creates great album, band refuses to make it more "commercially viable" for major label, band gets picked up by smaller label, band's album is celebrated by a near unanimous chorus of critics) has become so widespread, it's practically a fable for those who feel compromise is a four-letter word.

NASCAR Newsmaker

Drivers compare Chicago's electrifying speeds to Daytona

Single groove haunts N.H. track

Be sure and enjoy the 'Windy City'

'Young Gun' committed to grow sport

Go back to nature in New Hampshire

Menard gets Busch ride from DEI

Menard gets Busch ride from DEI
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Dale Earnhardt Inc. will field a second Busch series car for Paul Menard beginning July 24 in Loudon, N.H.

Road race welcome change for Gordon
SONOMA, Calif. -- Robby Gordon figured this was the perfect place to test his car - Infineon Raceway, site of Sunday's NASCAR race on a road course in scenic wine-growing country.

Szegedy getting chance in Busch
A year ago it was David Reutimann who got the opportunity to show off his talent in NASCAR's Busch Series, thanks to a program designed to help drivers who lack financial resources to get into top equipment.

Rudd's feet can balance pedal job

NASCAR Newsmaker
Klaus Graf, 32, tried his hand at Formula One and sports car racing, and now is hoping to make his debut Sunday on the Nextel Cup Series in the Dodge/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway.

Trouble in the turns
SONOMA, Calif. - The Napa Valley is known throughout the world for its wine. But one weekend every year, when the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series comes to town, it's a little more like whine country.

Rudd's feet can balance pedal job
SONOMA, Calif. - Some stock car drivers have strange ways of getting around road courses. Some take it slow and easy; some attack each corner.

Szegedy getting chance in Busch

Are drivers athletes?

Brendan Gaughan: In his own words

Daytona: spectacle of lights

Trouble in the turns

Bobcats still trying to deal
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Bobcats would like more than just the second overall selection in the NBA draft, and are talking with several teams about trading for another first-round pick.

Orlando Magic draft high schooler Howard with No. 1 pick

Fisher opts out of contract, becomes free agent
LOS ANGELES -- Derek Fisher, a key member of the Los Angeles Lakers the past eight seasons, opted out of his contract Wednesday to become an unrestricted free agent.

Orlando Magic draft high schooler Howard with No. 1 pick
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic declared their willingness to wait for a payoff with the first pick of the NBA draft, selecting Atlanta prep forward Dwight Howard on Thursday night.

Riley confirms meeting with Lakers, says no offer made

Giants, Expos to play rescheduled game Aug. 9
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants will visit the Montreal Expos on Aug. 9 to make up a game postponed from May 23.

Riley confirms meeting with Lakers, says no offer made
MIAMI -- Miami Heat president Pat Riley confirmed Wednesday that he met with Los Angeles Lakers officials about their coaching vacancy, but stressed that no contract offers or demands were made.

Atlanta happy with 1st choice
ATLANTA - Rebuffed in their efforts to move up in the NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks selected Stanford star Josh Childress with the No. 6 pick Thursday night.

Lakers put other matters aside for NBA draft
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers don't have a coach and might have an overhauled roster next season. They'll put those uncertainties aside briefly to participate in Thursday's NBA draft.

Atlanta happy with 1st choice

Bobcats still trying to deal

Lakers put other matters aside for NBA draft

Orlando GM: McGrady won't be traded before draft
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tracy McGrady isn't leaving Orlando any time soon.

Giants, Expos to play rescheduled game Aug. 9

Williams going back to USC, no word from NCAA

George's future with Titans still uncertain as minicamp ends

Hambrick ready for fresh start with Raiders

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Enduring Heenan gets another shot
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Katie Heenan was in shock when she left the national championships earlier this month, her career as an elite gymnast seemingly over.

Oklahoma is perfect fit for Comaneci and Conner

Oklahoma is perfect fit for Comaneci and Conner
NORMAN, Okla. -- Tucked in a cabinet in a velvet maroon box, the bright blue Tiffany's pouch gives only a hint of the glorious treasures inside.

Enduring Heenan gets another shot

Report: Chinese sports officials misusedOlympics funds to build apartments
BEIJING -- Chinese sports officials misused more than $13 million meant for the 2008 Beijing Olympics to build apartments for their staff, state media said Thursday.

Navratilova looks her age in Wimbledon loss

High-profile cases continue to upturn the world of sports

Overtime

Sights set on success

Grenada coach hears it from team's fans

Teen ousts Venus

Overtime

Sights set on success
When Sarah Ingram aims her rifle on a sweltering afternoon in a room void of air-conditioning, she appears perfectly still.

High-profile cases continue to upturn the world of sports
The world's fastest man could face a lifetime ban for alleged doping. Baseball's home run king is dogged almost daily with questions about whether he's used performance-enhancing drugs. The world's greatest cyclist has come under suspicion.

Grenada coach hears it from team's fans
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada - Grenada's national soccer coach says he was harassed by fans after his team's 3-2 loss to the United States during a World Cup qualifying game.

Teen ousts Venus
WIMBLEDON, England - Two-time champion Venus Williams was upset in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday, losing in straight sets to Croatia's Karolina Sprem in a match marred by an umpire's scoring error in the final tiebreaker.

Overtime
The Augusta Lynx announced Thursday that they signed Josh St. Louis, who played in Augusta during the 2001-02, 2002-03 seasons.

Overtime
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency plans to seek a lifetime ban against 100-meter world record holder Tim Montgomery for alleged drug violations, The Associated Press has learned.

Navratilova looks her age in Wimbledon loss
WIMBLEDON, England -- Spectators stood six deep Thursday on the walkway alongside cozy Court 3. They filled an adjacent stairway, peered over the backstop and looked on from a nearby balcony, eager to see Martina Navratilova win in singles at Wimbledon.

Hambrick ready for fresh start with Raiders
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Running back Troy Hambrick knew it was time to leave the Dallas Cowboys.

Williams going back to USC, no word from NCAA
LOS ANGELES -- Wide receiver Mike Williams is enrolled at Southern California for summer school, but there's no word from the NCAA on whether he will be allowed to play college football next season.

George's future with Titans still uncertain as minicamp ends
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans finished their final minicamp Thursday with Eddie George's future with the team still unsettled.

Music producer was a friend to many

Music producer was a friend to many
Few people have heard of Bill Lowery, but many of those same people go around humming and singing songs that he brought to fruition.

Goosen isn't Open's only winner

Regardless of political actions, the French make great movies

Cowboy Mouth pumps small crowd with lots of energy, infectious tunes

'Bad Santa' is dark and vulgar comedy not for the squeamish

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 14-20. Each ratings point represents 1,084,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

What qualifies as TV news? Most anything

Nielsen defends new ratings technology

What qualifies as TV news? Most anything
NEW YORK - News from the Mideast and Washington last week was dismaying.

Phony reality, Las Vegas plague fall prime-time TV
It's no laughing matter.

'Rock Star' is set to be heavier 'Idol'

Phony reality, Las Vegas plague fall prime-time TV

Nielsen defends new ratings technology
LOS ANGELES -- New technology to determine television ratings does not undercount Hispanics and should be allowed to be used in Los Angeles, Nielsen Media Research said in court documents.

'Rock Star' is set to be heavier 'Idol'
The complaint was valid. American journalism devoted much of its time to yet another exercise in herd-style, roadblock "reporting" - namely, the weeklong eulogizing and coverage of President Reagan's funeral ceremonies.

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People in the News

People in the News

Ron Reagan criticizes Bush administration's handling of war in Iraq

Singer Jessica Simpson cancels show in Providence

Country singer Marty Stuart arrested on suspicion of drunken driving

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Dawgs get bit
OMAHA, Neb. -- Carson Kainer, the last regular player in the Texas lineup without a hit at the College World Series, got the most important one of his young career to send the Longhorns to the tournament finals.

Augustan gets start for Georgia
OMAHA, Neb. - Although David Perno indicated that senior Paul Lubrano would start Wednesday's game against Texas in the College World Series, the Georgia coach changed his mind Tuesday night and decided to go with Johnny Dobbs.

Harrick denies being hired to coach ABA expansion team

Augustan gets start for Georgia

Texas comeback finishes Georgia
OMAHA, Neb. - Bobby Felmy's eyes stared straight into the sea of TV cameras, while Marshall Szabo sat slumped in a chair during Georgia's postgame news conference after Wednesday's game against Texas in the College World Series.

Harrick denies being hired to coach ABA expansion team
ATLANTA -- Former UCLA and Georgia basketball coach Jim Harrick says reports that he has been hired to coach the American Basketball Association's Vancouver expansion team are premature.

Dawgs get bit

Texas comeback finishes Georgia

Regardless of political actions, the French make great movies
Given the current political climate, it's hard not to make fun of the French. After all, even under the best of circumstances, the relationship between the United States (viewed as loud, uncouth and uncultured) and France (considered pompous, rude and unhygienic) has been strained.

'Bad Santa' is dark and vulgar comedy not for the squeamish
There is nothing ho ho and holly jolly about Bad Santa.

Cowboy Mouth pumps small crowd with lots of energy, infectious tunes
Sunday night's Cowboy Mouth show at the Imperial Theatre was the greatest show Augusta never saw.

Gamecocks' win sets up clash with Titans
OMAHA, Neb. - In 2002, South Carolina battled through the loser's bracket in the College World Series to earn a berth in the championship game against Texas.

Gamecocks are surprised
OMAHA, Neb. - After combining for 35 runs in their three previous College World Series games, offense didn't figure to be a problem for the South Carolina's Gamecocks on Thursday, particularly against a pitcher who was making only his second start of the year.

Gamecocks are surprised

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Girls lobby to bring ice cream shops back to gaming town

Stinky flower gives off corpse-like smell

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