Hidden from view, CIA analyst "Anonymous" sells books
WASHINGTON -- A CIA employee is making a stir, but, as might be expected in the spy world, the public doesn't know his name. He's "Anonymous."

Ride through novel as enjoyable as the destination
Mystery writer Robert Barnard doesn't write the same book over and over.

A brilliant and unoriginal mystery
Michael Simon's first hard-boiled mystery novel, "Dirty Sally," manages to be both brilliant and thoroughly unoriginal - brilliant because it is a great story superbly told, the writing as taut and gritty as anything in modern crime fiction; unoriginal because you have to keep checking the title page to be sure it wasn't written by James Ellroy.

Stalin's favorite pianos a hit in America

The joy and mystery of horses, passed from father to son
When his father told him late in life that the favorite memory of his sports writing career was covering Secretariat's Kentucky Derby win in 1973, John Jeremiah Sullivan was immediately intrigued.

Sea of mystery surrounds Martha's Vineyard in two new whodunits

Stalin's favorite pianos a hit in America
TALLINN, Estonia -- More than 50 years after Josef Stalin set up the Soviet Union's premier piano plant in this Baltic Sea state, the despot's favorite pianos are back in red-hot demand - in the United States.

Arts calendar

Sea of mystery surrounds Martha's Vineyard in two new whodunits
Bright blue waters, miles of beaches, and quaint towns and villages make Martha's Vineyard a paradise for residents and for the boatloads of vacationers who visit the Massachusetts island.

Mother, daughter, take on adolescence together in new book

Life in Hollywood, as seen from the bottom rung
Ever dream about working in Hollywood? Lizzie Miller didn't. She loved politics, and after landing a job with a congressman in Washington, this Georgetown graduate looked forward to the day when she would be able to work on a public-waste bill or launch a petition on behalf of refugees.

A brilliant and unoriginal mystery

Life in Hollywood, as seen from the bottom rung

The joy and mystery of horses, passed from father to son

Whodunit offers more formula than mystery
Even the best 20th high school reunion is something of a nightmare. But when a serial killer enters the scene targeting some of the popular girls from way back when, the gathering turns into something more: a Mary Higgins Clark whodunit.

Arts calendar
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Diana's former butler brings one-man show to New York
NEW YORK -- Princess Diana's former butler has turned his tell-all book about his days as a royal servant into a one-man show.

Mother, daughter, take on adolescence together in new book
PORTLAND, Ore. -- What parent of a teenager hasn't heard the refrain, often accompanied by an exaggerated eye-roll, and with an emphasis on the second syllable for maximum insolence: "Whatever, Mom"?

Hidden from view, CIA analyst "Anonymous" sells books

Boone to sign with Indians
CLEVELAND -- Free agent third baseman Aaron Boone has reached a tentative agreement on a two-year contract with the Cleveland Indians, The Associated Press learned Friday.

Private school all-area team
Augusta Chronicle All-Area team for Georgia and South Carolina private schools

Satcher recovers after senior slump

Public school all-area team

DeMore lives up to all the hype
Older brother followed little brother to a new team. When he did, Donny DeMore had the best baseball season of his life.

Mets-Yankees rained out; Contreras' start pushed back to Sunday

Mets-Yankees rained out; Contreras' start pushed back to Sunday
NEW YORK -- Jose Contreras woke up Friday morning to the gentle touch of his daughter's little hands.

Contreras returns to Yankees a happy man

Mims saw his squad's potential early

Egan surpassed everything thrown at him throughout 2004 season
Respect is usually given in casual doses in baseball. It came in bunches this spring to Jon Egan.

Adding Beltran proves Astros serious about winning
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Carlos Beltran had played just two games during his rookie season when then-Boston manager Jimy Williams was asked about the young outfielder his team was facing.

Boone to sign with Indians

Contreras returns to Yankees a happy man
NEW YORK -- Jose Contreras woke up Friday morning to the gentle touch of his daughter's little hands.

Mims saw his squad's potential early
Just about every coach in the area gives more than a season's worth of time to his team. Some triple the amount of time commitment they ask of their players.

Satcher recovers after senior slump
North Augusta's Brandon Satcher deserves acclaim for what he accomplished off the field this month. It's more impressive than the two-sport excellence he attained by playing in the South Carolina All-Star baseball game earlier this month.

Public school all-area team
Augusta Chronicle All-Area team for Georgia and South Carolina public schools

Baseball, FDA ban steriodlike drug
PHILADELPHIA - With little fanfare, Major League Baseball and its players have banned the use of andro, the steroidlike substance made famous by Mark McGwire when he hit 70 home runs in 1998.

Egan surpassed everything thrown at him throughout 2004 season

Friendly competition
OMAHA, Neb. - Two good friends are facing each other in the championship of the College World Series.

Coach's advice helps team fix its 'mess'

Baseball, FDA ban steriodlike drug

Friendly competition

Coach's advice helps team fix its 'mess'
Imagine what runs through a first-year coach's mind when a state champion team from the previous season hits the skids.

From Alaska to Hawaii, mail keeps rolling in

Rookie shuts out Atlanta
BALTIMORE - Sometimes, you lose to Randy Johnson. And sometimes you lose to a guy whose best previous work was with the Delmarva Shorebirds of the South Atlantic League.

Ortiz ignores trade talk in strong outing

Rookie shuts out Atlanta

Ortiz ignores trade talk in strong outing
BALTIMORE - Atlanta pitcher Russ Ortiz did more than step back in time by wearing a 1968 uniform Saturday afternoon.

Companies that refurbish golf cars see lots of green

Weekly U.S. oil and gas rig count up by five
HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the United States rose by five this week to 1,176.

Germany's Ifo index of business sentiment drops in June

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - The economy, weighed down by a bloated trade deficit, grew at a slower pace in the first quarter of the year. The 3.9 percent rate suggested a still-sturdy recovery but raised questions about its strength in the months ahead.

Economy slows to a 3.9 percent pace in first quarter

Helping people eBay
ATLANTA - Yes, people go to eBay simply to buy and sell stuff to each other. But as the Internet auction site becomes increasingly popular, it's attracting a crowd of businesses who want to be part of the process.

Pocket change

Home loans cause worry
The expected surge of home equity loans this year has industry watchers cautioning people about the risks of using their homes - typically a person's most valuable asset - as collateral to borrow money.

Business calendar

Weekly U.S. oil and gas rig count up by five

Companies that refurbish golf cars see lots of green
Being home to Club Car and E-Z-Go, the Augusta area has come to be known as the golf-car capital of the world.

Helping people eBay

Cause-based marketing often stimulates growth

Home loans cause worry

Spyware endangers computer's health

Spyware endangers computer's health
Q: My computer's been sluggish lately, and I seem to get a lot more pop-up ads. What's going on?

On the move

Business calendar
Thursday: QuickBooksPro 2003; Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co., CPA's; 701 Greene St. , Suite 200; 8:30-5 p.m.; www.smecpa.com; seminar by Sonia Gowen, Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor; Qualifies for A & A CPE Credit; $195 due at registration; continental breakfast and lunch provided; call Dawn M. Hayen at (706) 722-5357.

Business licenses

U.S. employers get bad reviews on race efforts
NEW YORK - Fewer than a third of American workers believe their companies have effective diversity programs, according to a report by the National Urban League.

Economy slows to a 3.9 percent pace in first quarter
SEATTLE -- As Washington school and library officials wade through thousands of CDs sent by the recording industry to settle a price-fixing lawsuit, one district can't help but wonder: Can a library have too much Whitney Houston?

Germany's Ifo index of business sentiment drops in June
FRANKFURT, Germany -- A widely-watched indicator of business sentiment in Germany dropped unexpectedly in June in an unsettling sign for Europe's biggest economy.

Hackers find new weakness in Web
NEW YORK - A computer virus designed to steal valuable information such as passwords spread Friday through a new technique that converted popular Web sites into virus transmitters.

Cause-based marketing often stimulates growth
One challenge every business faces is how to best spend its marketing dollars. There is an endless parade of advertising opportunities available but how do you pick the best one?

On the move
Phillip R. Wahl II, the Augusta market president and senior client manager for Bank of America, has assumed the leadership role for the company's Aiken market.

Pocket change
Employer Spotlight: University Health Care System

Business licenses
The following is a partial list of businesses in Richmond County from April:

Indictment leads Walker to seek divine intervention

Indictment leads Walker to seek divine intervention
Last week's indictment of former state Senate Majority leader Charles Walker came as no surprise. More surprising were the indictment of his daughter Monique and allegations that Mr. Walker stole money from the annual CSRA Classic to pay his gambling debts, which he vehemently denied at Thursday's fish fry at Julian Smith Casino.

Texas-Arkansas football will be on national television

Former Globetrotter to coach at Aiken Tech
Henry Capers has been named Aiken Technical College's new basketball coach, the school announced Friday.

Texas-Arkansas football will be on national television
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas and Texas will play on national television on Sept. 11 when the football teams meet at 7:45 p.m. at Razorback Stadium.

Former Globetrotter to coach at Aiken Tech

A test of facts, not a fight
It seems that whenever someone prominent is indicted, he or she vows to "fight the charges."

Allegations stand out
That was sure a plethora of charges and accusations a federal grand jury leveled at Charles Walker this week.

Fair evaluation urged

Riveting race on tap

Fair evaluation urged
Granted, it may have been self-serving for Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center Manager Larry Rogers to recommend a salary hike for himself in the proposed $1.66 million budget. But then, as the saying goes, if you don't blow your own horn, nobody else is going to blow it for you.

Riveting race on tap
Three-term U.S. Rep. Jim DeMint did a remarkable job in turning the tables on former Gov. Jim Beasley in the runoff campaign to be the GOP's nominee for South Carolina's U.S. Senate seat this fall.

A test of facts, not a fight

Michael Jackson case grand jury transcript will remain sealed
SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- The judge in the Michael Jackson child molestation case rebuffed requests Friday from a news media attorney to unseal grand jury transcripts so the public can learn whether the singer is getting a fair trial.

People in the News
NEW YORK -- Australian rock band INXS, which has kept going with guest vocalists since Michael Hutchence died in 1997, has enlisted reality TV guru Mark Burnett to help them find a new singer.

The summer slump
We're heading into that "Summer Slump" stage. You know - that time after July 4 when you've had enough of the pool, it's too hot to spend much time outside, the best summer movies have already been watched, friends are out-of-town and sprinklers just don't hold the same appeal as they did a few weeks earlier. Even watermelon and popcicles just aren't quite as satisfying.

Swing Time
Jordan and Alyssa Oleson enjoy the tire swing at H. Odell Weeks Park in Aiken.\nSwing Time

What to do
Aiken Community Playhouse: The ACP Youth Wing will present "Anne of Green Gables" at 3 p.m. today at the Washington Center for Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St., Aiken. For tickets, call (803) 648-1438.

Pigeon is back in this delightful book
After his disappointing attempt in 2003 to persuade readers to let him drive a bus, Pigeon returns to the literary scene. I assume he flew or hitchhiked.

Immunizatons: to believe or not to believe
Scared to give your child immunizations? Don't be. "When it comes to child health, prevention is always better than treatment, and nowhere is this more evident than with immunizations," states Carden Johnston, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics. While most parents understand and would agree that thousands of children's lives have been saved or disability prevented with the creation of vaccinations/immunizations, many still have questions about the need for immunizations today and if the risk to their child is greater with immunizations than without. So what should a parent believe? Below are some of the most common myths and realities about immunizations, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The breast feeding debate
At only two weeks old, Charles Robert Futo had already become a connoisseur of fine dining.

Let's have a luau!
Last summer my family and I journeyed to the Hawaiian island of Oahu. This was the first family vacation we had taken that required airline travel, and it was a fun and exciting experience for all four of us!

Money funds fell in latest week
NEW YORK -- Assets of the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $4.14 billion in the latest week to $857.11 billion, the Investment Company Institute said Thursday.

Bond funds still deserve a place in your portfolio

Money funds fell in latest week

Nike income increases 24 percent
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Nike Inc. reported Thursday that its quarterly income surged 24 percent, helping the world's largest athletic shoe and clothing maker beat Wall Street estimates.

Medicare lottery will give drug coverage to 50,000
TOKYO -- Japan's central bank decided Friday to keep its monetary policy steady amid signs of ongoing price decreases, even though the economy appears to be recovering.

Stocks mixed on GDP report
NEW YORK -- A weaker gross domestic product figure and a flurry of late-day trading left stocks widely mixed Friday, with tech issues and small caps gaining as blue chips suffered. The major indexes all finished the week lower.

Medicare lottery will give drug coverage to 50,000

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

Bond funds still deserve a place in your portfolio
NEW YORK -- Bond investors must be feeling pretty grouchy by now.

Cabela's shares leap in trading debut on NYSE
NEW YORK -- Cabela's Inc. shares jumped Friday in their trading debut on the New York Stock Exchange, propelled by increased investor interest in outdoor sporting-goods retailers.

Tokyo stocks close up, dollar down against yen
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks closed slightly higher Friday as investors traded cautiously ahead of key interest rate and economic data due out next week. The U.S. dollar was lower against the Japanese yen.

Big Movers in the Stock Market

GreenJacket's notebook
Whether it's the rain or the humidity, the weather in Augusta is a change for Augusta GreenJackets starter Beau Vaughan - an Arizona native.

Kung and Saiki share second-round lead in Rochester

Scott ties 54-hole record at Booz Allen, takes six-shot lead
POTOMAC, Md. -- A curious fan watched Adam Scott hit a perfect wedge to 2 feet to set up a birdie at the eighth hole.

Jackson wants to be first double dipper
THOMSON - Forget about just beating his fellow senior golfers. Augusta's Mike Jackson, the 2003 Regions Cup Senior Player of the Year, wants to defeat everybody in the Camellia Classic.

Kung and Saiki share second-round lead in Rochester
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Candie Kung and Kim Saiki shared the lead after two rounds of the Rochester LPGA on Friday. It was the name four spots down the list that was drawing the attention.

Golf capsules

Scott sets 36-hole record, takes lead at Booz Allen
POTOMAC, Md. -- A 61 and a 62 were already in the books over two days at the Booz Allen Classic when Glen Day made a serious charge toward the 50s. Then the weather took over.

Sorenstam casts long shadow

Scott sets 36-hole record, takes lead at Booz Allen

Jackson wants to be first double dipper

Sorenstam casts long shadow
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Candie Kung and Kim Saiki share the lead after two rounds of the Rochester LPGA on Friday. It was the name four spots down the list that was drawing the attention.

Golf capsules
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Defending champion Michelle Wie won two matches Saturday to advance to the final of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Championship.

Scott ties 54-hole record at Booz Allen, takes six-shot lead

Palmetto golf pro says he belongs at course
AIKEN - When Tom Moore took the job as head golf pro at Palmetto Golf Club, he expected to stay "two or three years" so he could put on his rsum that he'd been a head pro.

Palmetto golf pro says he belongs at course

Scott ties 54-hole record at Booz Allen, takes six-shot lead

GreenJacket's notebook

Thrashers hope to get lucky with 10th pick

Thrashers acquire Havelid from Anaheim
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers got the veteran defenseman they needed, acquiring Niclas Havelid in a trade with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Saturday.

Thrashers hope to get lucky with 10th pick
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers have a list of nine players they might select with their first-round pick of the NHL draft.

Thrashers stick to game plan, get defenseman in first round
DULUTH, Ga. -- Atlanta Thrashers general manager Don Waddell got the player he wanted in the NHL draft for the sixth straight year.

Thrashers acquire Havelid from Anaheim

Thrashers stick to game plan, get defenseman in first round

From Alaska to Hawaii, mail keeps rolling in
I have many vacation memories, but the best are among the first.

Kerry dusts off his war record
It is amazing that the John Kerry campaign has brought his Vietnam War experience into the 2004 presidential race. Mr. Kerry, in fact, used a technical loophole to be transferred out of 'Nam, leaving his men behind. Mr. Kerry served in Vietnam - for four months! Chris Rich Augusta

Kerry dusts off his war record

Augusta's commissioners are ill-equipped to lead, determine spending
I am solidly behind a renewed special purpose local option sales tax, but only for a five-year period, and only to underwrite capital improvements in the public safety, parks and recreation and public works areas. A.B. Cresci Augusta

Manpower needed to fight crime

Informed veterans will back Kerry
With some people questioning whether the letter writers who are not Bush backers have ever served in the military, I would like to preface this letter with my credentials: I am a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. I also was a merchant seaman for more than 20 years, and have been awarded the Silver Star, the Purple Heart and many other decorations and awards. Carroll C. Kenny Martinez

Rant misrepresented state senator
In response to an item in Rants & Raves : You may go to church with state Sen. Tommy Moore of South Carolina, but you might not be a Christian. Joyce Browder Beck Augusta

Manpower needed to fight crime
On April 10, there was a drive-by shooting on Picquet Avenue, in the historical Bethlehem area. On April 11, another drive-by occurred on Old Savannah Road. Children were at Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church for an Easter egg hunt. Bullets flew. Children were rushed inside. That night, a man behind a bush snatched my son from his truck, shot him in the stomach and attempted to shoot him in the head, but he was shot in the arm. That gunman and about four others in black hoods shot up the block. A house on Ninth Street was shot, and the occupants placed the children in the bathtub for protection. Now you know why Johnny can't learn - he's traumatized. Mattie Mitchell Augusta

Medicine column was poorly reasoned

Pursue adult stem-cell research
I am writing in response to the letter from Anne Cook ("Stem-cell study needed urgently," June 22). She makes the statement: "George W. Bush ... refuses to support stem-cell research." That statement is not true. Ruth A. Johnson North Augusta

Pursue adult stem-cell research

Bone up on political terminology

Get the facts on stem-cell study
Surprise! Another Cook letter has emerged full of half-truths and innuendos ("Stem-cell study needed urgently," Anne Cook, June 22). As usual, her "anybody but Bush" mantra doesn't give the complete story. Brook Aiken Evans

Augusta's commissioners are ill-equipped to lead, determine spending

Get the facts on stem-cell study

Medicine column was poorly reasoned
The June 10 Paul Campos column "Medical steps forward sadly put us all back" raises a number of important ethical questions. He claims that "modern medicine created" the social problems attendant with Alzheimer's and other geriatric diseases by increasing life expectancy. He also blames public health policy in America which he claims is based on the "assumption that the main point of life is to stay alive as long as possible." Joseph B. Harris Washington, Ga.

Bone up on political terminology
Immediate classification prejudices all subsequent thinking, a probable root cause of the pejorative labels in published letters. Nevertheless, a lexicon of terms is useful. Tom Zwemer Augusta

Rant misrepresented state senator

Lawn logicCroquet fundamentals

Decent proposal: More girls push for modest fashion options

The summer slump

Fashion designer creates a model doll

The breast feeding debate

Biotechs mine hardy bacteria for industrial use

Florist should be told about ill plant

Scientist sees elevator reaching 62,000 miles into space

Old home puts family in touch with the past

Sprinkler systems are the secrets to savings

Pigeon is back in this delightful book

In the know

Let's have a luau!

The fantasy world Cirque du Soleil livens Las Vegas

Oregon takes aggressive steps to eradicate oak disease

The summer slump

New home exercise rooms focusing on yoga

Swing Time

New home exercise rooms focusing on yoga
STATHAM, Ga. -- Mats, mirrored walls and gurgling fountains are replacing iron weights, bulky cardio equipment and loud televisions in some home exercise rooms as yoga enters the picture as a mainstream fitness option.

Old home puts family in touch with the past
About five years ago, Rick and Rebekah Porterfield traded a home in a new subdivision for a two-story house in Johnston, S.C. It came with the character they wanted and a slice of town history.

Water Babies
The Story So Far: Aaron, Lisa and Cassidy, with their dads, are camping along the Green River, in Desolation Canyon, Utah. As night comes on, it is discovered that Cassidy is missing.

Biotechs mine hardy bacteria for industrial use
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The creatures are known as "extremophiles," and they earn the name: They live in toxic Superfund cleanup sites, boiling deep-sea rift vents, volcanic craters and polar glaciers - some of the planet's harshest environments.

Oregon takes aggressive steps to eradicate oak disease
PORTLAND, Ore. -- After facing a possible federal quarantine of its leading agricultural crop, Oregon is taking aggressive action to wipe out sudden oak death fungus, a disease that has threatened commercial nurseries nationwide.

Decent proposal: More girls push for modest fashion options
REDMOND, Wash. -- During a recent shopping trip to Nordstrom, 11-year-old Ella Gunderson became frustrated with all the low-cut hip-huggers and skintight tops.

In the know
If there's a recipe for relationship success, Krista Faye Gladman and Gerald Terrell Jr. have found that it includes equal parts of friendship and time.

Fashion designer creates a model doll
NEW YORK -- Some fashion designers try to break the mold of conventional fashion. Robert Tonner uses conventional fashion to dress the mold.

Lawn logicCroquet fundamentals
Sally Patterson greets others with warm handshakes, bright eyes and a wry smile.

Sprinkler systems are the secrets to savings
Watering a few flowerpots only takes a moment or two. Watering a garden takes longer. And when it comes to an entire landscape -- if you plan on hand-watering -- expect to spend an hour or more.

Florist should be told about ill plant
Dear Carson: A local florist sent us a diseased bromeliad plant at my father's recent funeral. The customers were elderly relatives who could not attend the funeral. This bromeliad was the sickliest plant I have ever seen.

Q&A: Preserving a deck
Q. Dan asks: Is there something we can do with a three-quarter-inch plywood deck to preserve it besides continually painting and water sealing? A neighbor put roofing material with gravel on his deck, but we wouldn't want that. It doesn't look very appealing and is not at all nice to walk on. Someone mentioned outdoor carpet, but wouldn't the plywood get moldy and rot under the carpet? Heavens, what would we do with our flowerpots?

The fantasy world Cirque du Soleil livens Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS -- After a decade, Cirque du Soleil has become an institution in the gambling capital, but it never stops evolving.

Scientist sees elevator reaching 62,000 miles into space
WASHINGTON -- President Bush wants to return to the moon and put a man on Mars. But scientist Bradley C. Edwards has an idea that's really out of this world: an elevator that climbs 62,000 miles into space.

Oral STD rate in teens is up, doctors report
They can't point to clear statistics, but local health officials say they are seeing a growing number of oral sexually transmitted diseases among teens.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Aubrey Marie Cottone of Hephzibah

Higher posts remain far off

Around town
Jenny Williams, 4, makes her way across playground equipment at Riverview Park in North Augusta. Jenny was helped out at the park by her grandfather Terry Huskey.

Carolina Beach Blast helps raise money for fire truck
JACKSON - Anslie Wiggins looked ready for the summer heat at the Carolina Beach Blast on Saturday.

Law on protest gets no hearing
The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will not let Augusta make a case that its protest ordinance is legally valid, and Mayor Bob Young said Friday that officials will probably meet next week to decide their next step.

Oral STD rate in teens is up, doctors report

Canceled party led to probe by police
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a complaint by a man who says he leased the city's aquatics center for a party in May and paid $1,300 that was not refunded after the center canceled the event.

Rants and raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Roadwork strives to end floods
If this week's thunderstorms had dumped more rain near the West Lake subdivision, it's likely Stevens Creek Road would have flooded - again.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A Charleston County sheriff's deputy was placed on administrative leave after his cruiser struck and killed a 58-year-old man Thursday night.

County leaders consider ending speed hump plan
It's the hottest accessory for Columbia County neighborhoods, and it seems as ifs everyone wants one.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
A masked man jumped the counter at Homewood Suites Hotel on Stevens Creek Road at about 9:15 p.m. and ordered the employee to get money from a cash drawer. She had seen the man go into a hotel bathroom and was calling 911 when he came out and put a gun to her head, a sheriff's report states. Another clerk ran, but Ms. Thomas was ordered to open a register or die. The man ran after taking the money.

Hispanic group works for God

Shooter requests stay of execution
COLUMBIA - A man sent to death row for killing two 8-year-old girls during a shooting spree at a Greenwood elementary school has asked the state Supreme Court to stop his execution because he is not mentally competent.

Tisdale wins Miss Georgia pageant

Lawsuit wants cheap settlements tossed
CONYERS, Ga. - Settlements between victims of a chemical fire and Biolab Inc. should be thrown out, a lawsuit claims.

Black officials discuss vote

Unusual visitor
Sandy Browning, a children's librarian in Greenville, S.C., holds the head of a 16-foot Burmese python named Penelope as children gather around to touch the snake, who weighs more than 200 pounds. Penelope visited the library Friday as part of the "Snakes Alive" science program, which teaches children about reptiles.

Suspicions began at Grady hospital
The federal investigation that led to last week's 142-count indictment of former state Sen. Charles Walker, his daughter and companies may have begun with Joyce Harris' suspicions that using Mr. Walker's company was wasting taxpayers' money.

Scandals' impact on city is limited

Across the southeast
HESSMER, LA. - A freight train struck a car at a rural crossing early Saturday, killing two people and injuring a third, the second fatal train-vehicle wreck in as many days in Louisiana.

Charleston family greeted by triplets
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Lynne Carroll tried to relax on a doctor's office table as she awaited an ultrasound to check on her new pregnancy. It's an exciting moment for many pregnant women, a chance to see the tiny life growing within.

Indictment alleges G-8 bomb plot
ATHENS, Ga. - Two men were indicted this week in Athens federal court on separate terrorist incidents, one of which involved a threat to destroy the Sea Island resort that played host to world leaders attending the G-8 Summit earlier this month.

Toxic emissions drop - mostly

Fans still seek reason for Dooley's departure
ATHENS, Ga. - More than a year has passed since Vince Dooley was told his 25 years as University of Georgia athletics director would end against his wishes - a decision made by UGA President Michael Adams.

County leaders consider ending speed hump plan

Most employers quiet about race
Despite reporting minority hiring practices to the federal government, most of the area's top employers are unwilling to discuss them publicly.

Fire districts face crunch

Higher posts remain far off
Just a decade ago, a white customer refused to shake Walter Dukes' hand.

Lawsuit wants cheap settlements tossed

Suspicions began at Grady hospital

Unusual visitor

Use of nuclear fund might bring big bill

Four SRS programs lose funds

Across the area

Across the southeast

Richmond County population slides

Across Georgia
MACON - A Bibb County judge has granted a request from the mayor of Macon to delay a paternity suit until a DNA test can confirm whether a 1-year-old boy is his child.

Roadwork strives to end floods

Charleston family greeted by triplets

Four SRS programs lose funds
AIKEN - Four major programs crucial to new missions and new jobs at the Savannah River Site were severely slashed in a House appropriations bill passed Friday afternoon. This sets the stage for a battle to restore money in both the Senate and a conference committee that will be formed in early July.

Valves could explain loss of submarine

Around town

Fire districts face crunch
AIKEN - In the GVW fire district, volunteer firefighters are well equipped, with three stations, six engines, a ladder truck and a service truck, all up to date and well maintained.

Haines denies buying support

Toxic emissions drop - mostly
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Although the total amount of toxic waste produced by South Carolina industrial plants has dropped, many of the state's top producers are creating more waste, according to new federal data.

News you can use

Miller will speak at GOP convention
WASHINGTON - Georgia Sen. Zell Miller, the highest-profile Democrat to endorse President Bush for re-election, will speak at the Republican National Convention later this summer, a congressional aide said Friday.

Most employers quiet about race

Valves could explain loss of submarine
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Almost four years after the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley was raised from the Atlantic, experts are still unsure why the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship went to the bottom.

School board qualifying is next week
Though qualifying opens Monday for board of education elections in Richmond and Columbia counties, one candidate has already tossed his hat in the ring.

Haines denies buying support
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Facing claims that he bought a key endorsement, 12th Congressional District candidate Doug Haines says it isn't so.

City divides over smoking ban idea

Black officials discuss vote
SAVANNAH, Ga. - As the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials meets in Savannah this weekend, an all-white slate of candidates fights for the Democratic nomination in the 12th U.S. Congressional District.

Computer careers are top pick for new school

Families recall 2 dead pilots
SAVANNAH, Ga. - It takes a special breed of pilot to put an Army Apache AH64-D Longbow helicopter through its combat paces.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

City divides over smoking ban idea
ATHENS, Ga. - Restaurant and bar owners in this bustling college city are facing the probability that a proposed smoking ban will become law and take a portion of their business with it.

Ship's 50th reunion celebrates crewman
Bob Richards is a humble man. So when a group of his shipmates chose to honor him at the 50th annual reunion of the USS Ashtabula crew, he was genuinely surprised.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The state prison employee charged in connection with the April wounding of two Allendale Correctional Institution inmates has been suspended since shortly after her arrest, the Corrections Department says.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a Blythe woman Friday after a man said she threw a paring knife at him during an argument.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Emory University has received $2.2 million from the government for clinical trials of promising anti-HIV microbicides, university officials said.

Fulton's sheriff could be replaced
ATLANTA - A U.S. district judge has challenged Fulton County officials to tell him why he shouldn't replace Sheriff Jackie Barrett as head of the county's jail.

Deputy faces child sex charge
A Richmond County sheriff's deputy has been arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl in Grovetown.

Streamlined brigade awaits return to Iraq
SAVANNAH, Ga. - As the 3rd Infantry Division rolled toward Baghdad, Spc. Jorge Hernandez's role was fairly straightforward.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Hope Leigh Boysen, 23 months, of Evans.

Use of nuclear fund might bring big bill
AIKEN - A failure by state legislators to start repaying $80 million they have looted from a radioactive waste fund since 2000 could create a taxpayer burden more than three times that size by 2050, statistical projections show.

Computer careers are top pick for new school
The public has spoken, and it seems most people want to see majors dealing with careers in computers at the new $16 million Richmond County Technical Careers Magnet School.

Hispanic group works for God
Hoarse from translating God's word into English and Spanish, Michael Gonzalez's strained voice still wielded enthusiasm Saturday morning.

Richmond County population slides
Out on a house-shopping trip, Daniel and Christina Stephens stood inside a National Hills home Friday, saying they want their first house together to be in Richmond County.

Tiny camera finds a way to help medical science
On his way through Donna Harris' stomach to her small intestine, something red catches Charles Spurr's eye.

Scandals' impact on city is limited
ATLANTA - Having two of its former legislators under indictment shouldn't harm Augusta's ability to gain political influence at the Capitol, according to political insiders.

Tisdale wins Miss Georgia pageant
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Danica Tisdale, Miss Atlanta, became the first black contestant to be crowned Miss Georgia Saturday night.

Rants and raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Rangers fight fire with fire
RED HILL, S.C. - For Steve Wilhelm and Beth LeMaster, the black of burned stumps and logs and the charred bark of tall pines are signs of a forest on the road back to ecological health.

News you can use
JUNE 26, 1972 Kitchen police, commonly called KP, hopefully will soon be an experience of the past for Fort Gordon soldiers, according to Col. Daniel Smaw, the deputy director of industrial operations. Approximately 240 civilians are tentatively scheduled to be hired to work in Fort Gordon's mess halls under the Modern Volunteer Army program to return soldiers to their duty of soldiering, Col. Smaw explained. Pending final approval, the first civilians will begin appearing in the post's mess halls in early July, and the process will be completed within the next 60 days.

2 court VP spot by bashing Bush

School board qualifying is next week

Indictment alleges G-8 bomb plot

News you can use

Tiny camera finds a way to help medical science

Across South Carolina

Rants and raves
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Across Georgia

Kid of the Day

Miller will speak at GOP convention

Streamlined brigade awaits return to Iraq

Kid of the day

Rangers fight fire with fire

Across the area

Shooter requests stay of execution

Ship's 50th reunion celebrates crewman

From 83 to 61 in one round
One of Charles Howell's favorite phrases is the country club equivalent of the gearhead mantra "That's racin'.'' It's almost always delivered with a shrug.

Loyalty like Dooley's is rare in these times
Forty years is lifetime. For some professionally, for others literally.

Librarians critical of CDs sent for recording industry settlement
SEATTLE -- As Washington school and library officials wade through thousands of CDs sent by the recording industry to settle a price-fixing lawsuit, one district can't help but wonder: Can a library have too much Whitney Houston?

Librarians critical of CDs sent for recording industry settlement

Q&A with Uncle Kracker

Q&A with Uncle Kracker
NEW YORK -- Uncle Kracker is one artist who refuses to be pegged.

NASCAR says no to liquor sponsorship
SONOMA, Calif. -- NASCAR has rejected Roush Racing's bid to sign a hard liquor company as primary sponsor for Jeff Burton's No. 99 Ford.

Slippery surface might turn race into a no passing zone
SONOMA, Calif. - It will take a lot more than a fast car, strong engine and bulletproof transmission to survive today's Dodge/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, much less win it.

Other Gordon man to beat at Sonoma

Gordon sets track record
SONOMA, Calif. - When Jeff Gordon drove off the circuit during qualifying for the Dodge/Save Mart 350 on Friday, it gave everyone else hope at Infineon Raceway they could beat the road course ace.

Other Gordon man to beat at Sonoma
SONOMA, Calif. -- Jeff Gordon's strategy this week at Infineon Raceway is simple: "Attack, attack, attack."

NASCAR says no to liquor sponsorship

NASCAR notebook
SONOMA, Calif. -- With four of the last seven Nextel Cup races having finished under a yellow caution flag, NASCAR is considering a rules change that would give the drivers an opportunity to finish under green.

Gordon sets track record

Slippery surface might turn race into a no passing zone

NASCAR notebook

NASCAR says no to liquor sponsorship
SONOMA, Calif. -- NASCAR has rejected Roush Racing's bid to sign a hard liquor company as primary sponsor for Jeff Burton's No. 99 Ford.

Bryant to go on trial Aug. 27 on sexual assault charge
EAGLE, Colo. -- Kobe Bryant's sexual assault trial will begin Aug. 27, more than a year after he was accused of raping a 19-year-old woman.

Magic confident in draft pick

Magic confident in draft pick
ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando general manager John Weisbrod asked his assistants the night before the NBA Draft why the Magic should not pick Dwight Howard.

Mr. Alphonzo Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Ware Smith, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Howard C. Slagter, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sudie Oney (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Brenda Cartee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Mitchell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Basil Anthony Gavalas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Ann Myers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rosa Sprayberry (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Dr. Kenneth Meyer (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Baucom (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Katherine Long (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mack Newsome (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Donaldson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Everton Leair (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtis Bennett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Elijah Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Washington (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Larmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Greenstein (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Cathleen Walter (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Elijah Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Prince Tindall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Prince Tindall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Curry Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Esther Hart (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. M. Louise Scasbrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. LeVerte Moss (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Kessler (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. David Culpepper (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alphonzo Myers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Jackson (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

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Greece to add elevator to Acropolis in time for Olympics
ATHENS, Greece -- A temporary elevator will help visitors unable to climb steps reach the Acropolis - the first such alteration in the ancient site's 2,500-year history, the culture ministry said Friday.

Team's roster will be decided

Nothstein, Mirabella nominated to Olympic cycling squad
Two-time Olympic medalist Marty Nothstein and returning Olympian Erin Mirabella were among the seven riders nominated Friday by USA Cycling to compete in the Athens Games.

Parthenon's makeover comes up short for Olympics

Gatson, Wilson keep moving toward Olympics
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Blaine Wilson and Jason Gatson are rounding into good health. That's good news for American gymnastics, but bad news for a handful of talented men who thought they had a chance to take their spots at the Olympics.

Parthenon's makeover comes up short for Olympics
ATHENS, Greece -- The Parthenon, the icon of Athens' ancient glory, might not be looking its best for the Olympics.

Team's roster will be decided
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Blaine Wilson and Jason Gatson are rounding into good health. That's good news for American gymnastics, but bad news for a handful of talented men who thought they had a chance to take their spots at the Olympics.

Nothstein, Mirabella nominated to Olympic cycling squad

Olympic security exercise begins
ATHENS, Greece -- An eight-nation exercise to test security for the Athens Olympics began Friday, and the Greek government wants to extend surveillance powers to screen phone calls.

Greece to add elevator to Acropolis in time for Olympics

Gatson, Wilson keep moving toward Olympics

What more could you possibly ask of your friends?
I was riding in the back passenger seat with the windows open. The desert air was cooled by intermittent thunderstorms. The bumpy dirt road leading into Fallujah was sprinkled with an occasional vendor selling snacks from coolers.

Believe it or not, there are some Democrats I like
A member of the Loyal Opposition - meaning those who don't agree with anything I say, which includes about half of the inhabited earth - confided to a friend that, "the only Democrats Dick Yarbrough likes are dead Democrats." Not true. There are a lot of live Democrats I like.

Believe it or not, there are some Democrats I like
A member of the Loyal Opposition - meaning those who don't agree with anything I say, which includes about half of the inhabited earth - confided to a friend that, "the only Democrats Dick Yarbrough likes are dead Democrats." Not true. There are a lot of live Democrats I like.

What more could you possibly ask of your friends?
I was riding in the back passenger seat with the windows open. The desert air was cooled by intermittent thunderstorms. The bumpy dirt road leading into Fallujah was sprinkled with an occasional vendor selling snacks from coolers.

Umpire's bad call leads to dismissal

Overtime

Weather forces Sunday action

Overtime

Large debt will keep Tyson fighting in the ring for years

Croat Ivanisevic loses last match

Overtime
Smarty Jones will take up residence at Three Chimneys Farm, in Midway, Ky., at the end of his racing career under terms of an agreement with owners Roy and Patricia Chapman, who will retain a 50 percent interest in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner during his breeding career.

Umpire's bad call leads to dismissal
WIMBLEDON, England - The chair umpire who awarded an extra point to Venus Williams' opponent during her second-round loss at Wimbledon won't work another match during the tournament.

Croat Ivanisevic loses last match
WIMBLEDON, England - Goran Ivanisevic ended his tennis career Friday, leaving Centre Court to a rousing standing ovation after losing in straight sets to the man who succeeded him as Wimbledon champion two years ago.

Overtime
Aiken's Tommy Carpenter, fresh off a Regions Cup victory last week at the North Augusta Exchange Club/Persimmon Hill Classic, heads the field in this weekend's Camellia Classic at Thomson's Belle Meade Country Club.

Large debt will keep Tyson fighting in the ring for years
Mike Tyson will have to fight - and fight often - to get out of debt, despite the prospect of a $14 million payment from Don King to settle his claims against the promoter.

Weather forces Sunday action
WIMBLEDON, England - Wimbledon organizers scheduled play on the middle Sunday for only the third time in the tournament's 127-year history as rain washed out all matches for the second time this week.

Fishing guide job done all in a hard day's work
CLARKS HILL, S.C. - David Willard will tell you he has a stressful, high-pressure job - and sometimes you can almost believe him.

Fishing guide job done all in a hard day's work

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

Golf course won't cut off any access
As upscale development creeps along the Savannah River's lush shorelines in Columbia County, some anglers are worried that access to fish-rich tributaries and branches might someday be restricted.

2 court VP spot by bashing Bush
DES MOINES, Iowa - Sen. John Edwards and Gov. Tom Vilsack advertised themselves as potential vice presidential candidates Saturday with sharply populist assaults on President Bush before hundreds of Democratic activists.

Film sparked ongoing debate about Pontius Pilate
Among matters revived by Mel Gibson's stupendously popular movie "The Passion of the Christ": How evil was Pontius Pilate, the Roman ruler who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus?

Photo exhibit chronicles Manhattan's religious centers
NEW YORK -- And you thought the only things that were worshipped in Manhattan were money, power and fame.

Church founded by weight-loss guru investigated in death of child
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- The Remnant Fellowship, a church that grew out of a Christian weight-loss program, preaches obedience and tough discipline for unruly children.

Rabbis fill need in small congregations around the country
COLLEYVILLE, Texas -- For Jeff Brown, studying to become a rabbi has been quite a journey - and not just in the spiritual sense.

Handwritten St. John's Bible uses both old techniques
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. -- As Donald Jackson and his scribes worked on a handwritten and "illuminated" Bible, they used an image unavailable to the monks of the Middle Ages: a view of Earth taken from outer space

Religion News in Brief
VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II said Europe cannot sever itself from its Christian roots, days after European Union leaders failed to include a direct reference to the faith in a planned constitution.

Faith digest
About 25 homeowners in the Hyde Park community got help this week from more than 300 Southern Baptist youths, called World Changers. The primarily teenage volunteers repaired porches and roofs, painted and did minor carpentry.

Churches are slow to enter Web
Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church in Evans took a giant step into cyberspace about a year ago when it began posting its weekly bulletin on the World Wide Web.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar is a roundup of church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send items to virginia.norton@augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403, or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

The casual look is wearing thin with Augusta pastors
Dressing down for church has hit a low point with some Augusta pastors.

Golf course won't cut off any access

Loyalty like Dooley's is rare in these times

From 83 to 61 in one round

Outdoor Life expands cycle race coverage
With the ratings of so many sports on television either flat or declining, it's a challenge to locate untapped events and reach out to new fans.

Outdoor Life expands cycle race coverage

People in the News

Michael Jackson case grand jury transcript will remain sealed

Vince Dooley timeline

The legend of Georgia's undefeated 1980 team
The Easter weekend travel plans called for Vince and Barbara Dooley to head north for a long holiday weekend with their children to visit her brother in Boston.

Vince Dooley timeline
Some significant dates in the life of the former Bulldogs football coach.

A farewell conversation
Q: Forty years ago this summer, you began your first preseason coaching at Georgia. What during your time living and working here sticks with you the most after all of these years?

Vince Dooley at a glance

A farewell conversation

Vince Dooley at a glance
A look at Vince Joseph Dooley, who is stepping down as Georgia's athletic director on June 30:

Film sparked ongoing debate about Pontius Pilate

Photo exhibit chronicles Manhattan's religious centers

Churches are slow to enter Web

Faith digest

The casual look is wearing thin with Augusta pastors

Rabbis fill need in small congregations around the country

Handwritten St. John's Bible uses both old techniques

Church founded by weight-loss guru investigated in death of child

Faith Calendar