Clinton's memoirs hit the million mark
NEW YORK -- Bill Clinton's "My Life" is a million seller. "This is an astonishing number for a work of nonfiction," Sonny Mehta, president of Alfred A. Knopf, said in a statement Thursday.

Exhibit featuring real human bodies makes U.S. debut in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES -- A pregnant woman lies on her side with a hand behind her head as if posing for a nude photograph. But her dead body isn't the only thing exposed. Her heart, intestines and 8-month-old fetus are visible as well.

Exhibit featuring real human bodies makes U.S. debut in Los Angeles

Cubs edge out Astros in 10 innings

Pirates down Brewers
PITTSBURGH -- Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon thinks left-hander Oliver Perez belongs in the All-Star game despite his recent long winless streak. His last two performances show why.

Blue Jays blank Devil Rays

Contreras' wife, two daughters leave Cuba
BALTIMORE -- Jose Contreras' family defected from Cuba this week, and the New York Yankees pitcher left the team Tuesday and traveled to Miami to reunite with his wife and two daughters.

Contreras' wife, two daughters leave Cuba

Diamondbacks fire manager Brenly
PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks fired manager Bob Brenly on Friday in the midst of their worst season since their expansion campaign of 1998.

Cubs edge out Astros in 10 innings
CHICAGO -- Carlos Beltran did all he could to keep the Houston Astros in the game. Then Sammy Sosa sent the Chicago Cubs home with a victory.

Strange injury puzzles player

Garciaparra out of Red Sox lineup, Williamson back to Boston for tests
NEW YORK -- After struggling at the plate and committing three errors in two games against New York, Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra was out of the starting lineup for Thursday night's series finale at Yankee Stadium.

Garciaparra out of Red Sox lineup, Williamson back to Boston for tests

Blue Jays blank Devil Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When Orlando Hudson's bloop hit fell in shallow right field for an RBI single in the third inning, Mark Hendrickson figured he and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays were in for a long day against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Diamondbacks fire manager Brenly; Pedrique named interim manager

Brewers rock Rockies
DENVER -- Lyle Overbay hit a two-run double, Victor Santos earned his fifth win in six starts and the Milwaukee Brewers held off the Colorado Rockies 10-9 Thursday for their fifth straight victory.

Diamondbacks fire manager Brenly; Pedrique named interim manager
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks fired manager Bob Brenly on Friday in the midst of their worst season since their expansion campaign of 1998.

Cleveland's Gerut saves the day
DETROIT -- Jody Gerut played like a star against the Detroit Tigers.

Strange injury puzzles player
Steve Farr knows what a torn anterior cruciate ligament feels like. He tore one of his 10 years ago and still feels the pain in his knee today.

Athletics outswing Angels
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Damian Miller hit two of Oakland's five home runs, and the Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the Anaheim Angels with a 7-3 victory Thursday.

Huff homer lifts D'Rays over .500
MIAMI - Aubrey Huff homered and drove in three runs to help the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat Carl Pavano and the struggling Florida Marlins 4-2 on Friday night.

Brewers rock Rockies

Beckett to return Monday

Cleveland's Gerut saves the day

Huff homer lifts D'Rays over .500

Athletics outswing Angels

Beckett to return Monday
MIAMI -- Florida Marlins ace Josh Beckett will return from the disabled list and start Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Travelers shop and surf their summer days away

Couple charged with trying to poison Edwardsville mayor, husband
EDWARDSVILLE, Kan. -- A couple has been accused of trying to kill the mayor of a Kansas City suburb and her husband with poisoned soda and cupcakes sent through the mail.

Some military bases on alert for Coke's GPS promotion
NEW YORK -- There's a new security threat at some of the nation's military bases - and it looks uncannily like a can of Coke.

Odds and Ends
SILVERDALE, Wash. -- A Rotary Club has been left with a $7,000 bill for roasted duck, but this fowl was no fall-off-the-bone confit - it was a little more on the rubbery side.

Odds and Ends
VERSAILLES, Ill. -- Convicted bank robber Gordon A. Bryant might have had a better shot at his last hold-up attempt if he'd shown his face.

Six-run first fuels Atlanta's victory

Alfonseca's sinker silences opposition

Home run lifts Braves
ATLANTA - When Atlanta Braves pitcher Jaret Wright, who had not given up a home run in his past four starts, was taken deep by David Ortiz in the first inning Friday night, one could almost hear the applause in Boston.

Promotion reunites brothers

Promotion reunites brothers
ATLANTA - The Drew brothers were reunited Thursday when the Atlanta Braves called up pitcher Tim Drew from Triple-A Richmond.

Home run lifts Braves

Alfonseca's sinker silences opposition
ATLANTA - It's not your imagination.

Six-run first fuels Atlanta's victory
ATLANTA - For all the addled talk a few days ago that the Atlanta Braves were working on a blockbuster trade with the Chicago White Sox, it was fitting that Andruw Jones delivered the crippling blow in Thursday night's 9-1 win over the Florida Marlins.

Marketing plan lacks key piece
A body designed to tie the region together to attract outside industries still has loose ends.

Business briefs

Unemployment rate remains unchanged at 5.6 percent

How competitive eating went big-time
NEW ORLEANS -- The woman's contorted expression reveals something between skepticism and pure revulsion, but the president of the International Federation of Competitive Eating is undaunted. In fact, Rich Shea is quite accustomed to this reaction - and understandably so.

How competitive eating went big-time

Unemployment rate remains unchanged at 5.6 percent
WASHINGTON -- Employers hired less help in June than economists anticipated - 112,000 new payroll jobs - and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.6 percent for a third straight month.

Apple Computer shares tumble after iMac delay

Electrolux line fused with European flair
Augusta's Electrolux Home Products joined its Swedish parent company this week in unveiling its new Icon line of European-inspired appliances.

High energy prices trickle down slightly through the economy
What do carpet, tires and paint have in common? They are just a few of the household items getting more expensive due to the high cost of oil and natural gas, important raw materials for these products and the source of energy needed to manufacture and ship them.

Business briefs
COLUMBIA - South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. has asked state utility regulators to approve an 8.8 percent increase in its electric rate for residential customers.

Some happy about high oil prices: Alaska state budget minders

Business briefs

Deal with Sears boosts theory that Kmart is all about real estate, not retailing

Analysts say signs of higher home-heating costs on the rise
WASHINGTON -- As if steep gasoline prices this summer weren't enough to make consumers grumpy, the energy crunch also could lead to higher home heating costs next winter.

Apple Computer shares tumble after iMac delay
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Shares of Apple Computer Inc. fell more than 5 percent Friday, a day after the company announced a delay in the release of the next-generation iMac.

Delta CEO says restructuring plan to be submitted in August
ATLANTA -- Financially-troubled Delta Air Lines Inc. plans to submit a restructuring plan that includes labor cost-cutting measures to its board in late August, chief executive Gerald Grinstein said.

Electrolux line fused with European flair

Business briefs
The Downtown Devel-opment Authority on Thursday voted to donate $500 each to Fort Discovery and the Augusta Museum of History.

Analysts say signs of higher home-heating costs on the rise

Japanese business sentiment at highest level since 1991
TOKYO -- Japanese business sentiment has soared to its highest level in about 13 years, a key government survey showed Thursday.

Jobless claims rise slightly but still point to labor market recovery
WASHINGTON --The number of new people signing up for jobless benefits rose slightly last week, although the overall pace of recent applications suggests the labor market remains in recovery mode.

Delta CEO says restructuring plan to be submitted in August

Firehouse Subs add store to satisfy local appetites
Augusta is a hot market for submarine sandwiches.

High energy prices trickle down slightly through the economy

Deal with Sears boosts theory that Kmart is all about real estate, not retailing
DETROIT -- As Kmart Holding Corp. announced the second deal in less than a month to sell off dozens of stores, observers wondered whether chairman and majority owner Edward Lampert intends to revive the company's ailing retail business, or gradually sell it off, capitalizing on its vast real estate holdings.

Relationships curb turnover

European Central Bank holds firm even as the U.S. Fed begins raising rates
FRANKFURT, Germany -- The European Central Bank decided to leave its key interest rate unchanged Thursday as it sorts through mixed signals about future growth in the 12 countries using the euro currency - even as central bank rates are on the rise in the United States.

Japanese business sentiment at highest level since 1991

Manufacturing activity increases again in June
NEW YORK -- Manufacturing activity increased again in June, pointing to moderating but sustained expansion in that key sector, while May construction spending increased as well - more good signs for the rebounding economy.

Relationships curb turnover
Being a coach, not a referee, is a great way for supervisors to keep their best talent.

Marketing plan lacks key piece

Some happy about high oil prices: Alaska state budget minders
JUNEAU, Alaska -- High oil prices may be wreaking havoc with motorists' budgets, but they've put the state of Alaska in the black.

European Central Bank holds firm even as the U.S. Fed begins raising rates

Manufacturing activity increases again in June

Missouri says Snyder unintentionally broke rules, denies Clemons was paid

Former Jags assistant will coach at Campbell

Auburn's Monroe requests release

Strengthening schools

'Romancing' the elderly
We've never subscribed to the notion that because your kids are out of school you shouldn't have to pay school taxes anymore. Why not? Just because you're getting older and your kids are grown up, doesn't mean you don't have a stake in the future. There are still grandchildren to educate.

Please, no Moore

Curtail the bobtail
The practice of bobtailing - tacking unrelated amendments onto carefully drawn up legislation at the last minute - should be curbed, if not banned. The issue was discussed recently with the Aiken Chamber of Commerce by the area's lawmakers.

Curtail the bobtail

Strengthening schools
Things just got better for Georgia schools.

A date with justice
As his date with justice got under way in an Iraqi court Thursday, the Butcher of Baghdad was alternately confused, angry and defiant. Although the world's attention was focused on Saddam Hussein, it was the young Iraqi judge who maintained stately control of the verbal volleys and arraignment.

'Romancing' the elderly

Please, no Moore
Reviewing Fahrenheit 9/11 is something we would just as soon leave to the movie critics.

A date with justice

Remembering the colorful, contentious, genius actor Marlon Brando
EDITOR'S NOTE - Bob Thomas has been covering Hollywood for The Associated Press for 61 years. In 1973, his unauthorized biography about Marlon Brando titled "Marlon, Portrait of a Rebel as an Artist," was published.

Actor Marlon Brando dead at 80
LOS ANGELES -- Marlon Brando, who revolutionized American acting with his Method performances in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "On the Waterfront" and went on to create the iconic character of Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather," has died. He was 80.

Eminem's ex-wife sentenced for leaving drug treatment
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. -- Eminem's ex-wife was sentenced Wednesday to at least four months in jail for leaving a court-ordered drug treatment program without permission.

People in the News
AUGUSTA, Maine -- A lawyer for Aidan Quinn moved during a pretrial hearing to suppress evidence gathered after the actor was pulled over for erratic driving last year.

People in the News
LONDON -- An auction of Stan Laurel memorabilia took in $36,800 from fans of the famous comedian.

Willie Nelson, still in pain from hand surgery
DALLAS -- Country star Willie Nelson said Thursday he'll sing but won't be able to play guitar at his annual Fourth of July picnic because of a slow recovery from carpal tunnel surgery.

Guys get their chance to go wild for the cameras in new video
NEW YORK -- Harvey Keitel has done it. Ewan McGregor has done it at least four times. Now all red-blooded American males can drop trou for the cameras.

Joan and Melissa Rivers sign with TV Guide Channel
NEW YORK -- Joan Rivers and daughter, Melissa Rivers, are now hanging their Golden Hangers at the TV Guide Channel.

Big Movers in the Stock Market

Tokyo stocks mixed, dollar down against yen
LOS ANGELES -- A bidding war has broken out for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, with Time Warner Inc. making a nearly $5 billion offer for the venerable Hollywood studio, according to newspaper reports.

Long-term mortgage rates fall, but climb for one-year ARMs
WASHINGTON -- Interest rates on 30-year and 15-year mortgages fell for the second week in a row, offering encouraging news for people in the market to buy a home.

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.

Bonds jump following employment report

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.

Tokyo stocks end lower, dollar up against yen

Bonds jump following employment report
NEW YORK -- Bond prices rose sharply Friday in an abbreviated session, with traders revisiting their assumptions of interest rate hikes after a weaker-than-expected employment report.

Stocks slump on lower weak economic news
NEW YORK -- Stocks sagged Thursday as lower-than-expected activity in the manufacturing sector and a slight rise in weekly jobless claims stifled investor enthusiasm after two days of gains. The Dow Jones industrials lost more than 100 points, while tech stocks fell on concerns about Intel Corp. and Yahoo! Inc.

Tokyo stocks mixed, dollar down against yen

Poor jobs data leads stocks lower
NEW YORK -- Fresh questions about the strength of the economic recovery sent stocks lower Friday as a disappointing report on job creation weighed heavily on investor confidence. All three major indexes lost ground for the week.

Tokyo stocks end lower, dollar up against yen
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks fell Friday, sending the market's best-known indicator down nearly 1.5 percent. The U.S. dollar was higher against the Japanese yen.

Money funds fell in latest week
NEW YORK -- Assets of the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $6.37 billion in the latest week to $850.74 billion, the Investment Company Institute said Thursday.

School is back in session for hybrids
After a month of playing "hooky," Thurmond Lake's hybrids are finally schooling, with some of the better fish being caught late in the day in water opposite the mouth of the "Church Cove."

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

School is back in session for hybrids

Barbee is reeled in for show
The hardest part of producing a television fishing show is getting the fish to cooperate, according to Ralph Barbee Jr., of Evans, whose latest effort began Thursday night on Knology's Channel 6.

Fishing tournament news

Biennial foxgloves add charm to your garden

Biennial foxgloves add charm to your garden
Foxgloves bring a cottage garden charm to any garden -- and they come up year after year.

Bombers hand GreenJackets a familiar fate
The GreenJackets returned from the all-star break the same way they went into it - with a loss.

Bombers capitalize on Jackets' miscues
Errors and stranded runners are often the recipe for a loss in baseball.

Roberts shoots 64, leads by one
LEMONT, Ill. - Loren Roberts can still show the youngsters a thing or two.

Woods makes cut at Western

Woods' caddie has no apologies

Rosales takes 1-shot lead
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - Annika Sorenstam hit the ball so pure that she missed only one green and one fairway, the kind of golf that usually wins the U.S. Women's Open.

Woods makes cut at Western
LEMONT, Ill. - Tiger Woods watched as his ball clipped the top of a large willow tree and fell 30 yards in front of him. Another swing moved the ball a measly few feet. Finally, on the third try, he punched out to the fairway, still 40 yards shy of the pin.

Rosales takes 1-shot lead

Roberts shoots 64, leads by one

Woods' caddie has no apologies
The caddie for Tiger Woods said he was wrong to kick over a news photographer's camera during the U.S. Open, blaming his snap decision on hearing too many clicks from too many cameras at the wrong time.

Bombers hand GreenJackets a familiar fate

Bombers capitalize on Jackets' miscues

Devils sign Madden, Pandolfo
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Free agent forwards John Madden and Jay Pandolfo re-signed Thursday with the New Jersey Devils.

Thrashers sign free agent D Modry
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers added another veteran defenseman Thursday, signing free agent Jaroslav Modry to a $7 million, three-year contract.

Devils sign Madden, Pandolfo

Travelers shop and surf their summer days away
On this holiday weekend we celebrate liberty, independence and the right to pursue happiness.

Marlon Brando dead at 80; unforgettable actor in 'Streetcar,' 'On the Waterfront,' 'Godfather'
LOS ANGELES -- Marlon Brando, who revolutionized American acting with his Method performances in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "On the Waterfront" and went on to create the iconic character of Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather," has died. He was 80.

Augusta truly is a city of character

Oil and columnist's logic don't mix

Augusta truly is a city of character
Despite the racial tensions found within and despite the tensions of Augusta's commissions dealing with city issues, this Garden City of Augusta shines on as a city of character. The Rev. Michael Lubinsky Augusta

Augusta's first lady deserves honor

Oil and columnist's logic don't mix
Former Cuban insurgent Joaquin Godoy decries the military intervention he would have welcomed in Cuba in the 1960s ("Express dismay with Bush at November polls," June 23). William J. Welsh, M.D. Augusta

Kerry is not the man for the job
For the past few months, I have listened to Sen. John Kerry's disdainful rhetoric against our president and our country's policies, which has led me to this conclusion: Gregory J. Topliff Aiken, S.C.

Augusta politics is still appalling
It is absolutely astounding to me the level of blind faith some people will place in their "trusted" local politicians without reviewing what they're being charged with or even considering an ounce of it just might be true. Chris Smith Minneapolis

Unions are beneficial, not bullying
Regarding your editorial "End union bullying" (June 21), it should be the other way around. The companies bullying the workers threatening the workers if they sign the cards. Gene Harvey Hephzibah

Cast judgeship vote for Padgett
J. Wade Padgett is ideally suited to be Columbia County's next chief magistrate judge. I have seen Wade demonstrate several qualities that make this statement true. First, Wade has experience as an assistant district attorney. Second, Wade is a practicing attorney as well as an associate magistrate judge. Lastly, Wade is a community leader with a true, demonstrated love for this county. Mike Stanley Evans

Augusta politics is still appalling

Cast judgeship vote for Padgett

Augusta's first lady deserves honor
Although there was an honorable mention in The Chronicle's Across the Area section, I feel this deserves a nod of note. I've heard estimates that there are more than 50,000 licensed real estate agents in Georgia and about 4,000 in the Central Savannah River Area. Johnny Hensley Augusta

Group strives to help fathers

Ford Escape is first gasoline-electric hybrid SUV

Health and fitness calendar

One-tank trips: Historic Beaufort

Computers drive out need for chickenscratch

Desolation Canyon: The disappearance

Cassini settles into Saturn orbit

Desolation Canyon: The disappearance
THE STORY SO FAR: A confrontation between Aaron's dad and Cassidy becomes dangerous when Cassidy picks up a huge log. He swings it about, threatening Aaron's dad.

Ford Escape is first gasoline-electric hybrid SUV
The vehicle Americans both love and hate - the sport utility - is getting greener.

FDA warns of side effects from certain 'permanent makeup' ink
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers Friday that it is investigating side effects, some serious, associated with a popular brand of "permanent makeup" ink used to perform cosmetic-like tattooing of lips and eyes.

Group strives to help fathers
Savannah has one. So does Atlanta. So Terry Pitts and Book Facey see no reason why Augusta can't have a local chapter of Fathers Are Parents, Too, a nonprofit group dedicated to changing Georgia child custody laws.

Cassini settles into Saturn orbit
PASADENA, Calif. -- After seven years of hurtling through space to the outer solar system, the U.S.-European Cassini spacecraft squeezed through a gap in Saturn's shimmering rings, fired its brakes and settled into a near-perfect orbit around the giant planet.

Microsoft releases security update to block new virus transmitters
NEW YORK -- Microsoft Corp. was delivering software updates Friday to close a loophole that had allowed hackers to convert popular Web sites into virus transmitters.

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

Computers drive out need for chickenscratch
At Greenwich Country Day, a prestigious Connecticut private school, computers have all but replaced pencil and paper. Typing instruction starts in second grade, and laptops are mandatory by seventh. Essays are typed, and often class notes are, too.

One-tank trips: Historic Beaufort
Gasoline prices don't have to keep people from heeding the siren call of the road this summer.

Money concerns delay relocation
About $2 million in federal money is now available to relocate Augusta's downtown railroads, but officials said that doesn't mean construction will start any time soon.

Mold cleanup is moving slowly

Record rainfall for June heads off drought fears
A yearlong drought that scorched much of the Southeast might have come to an end this summer after an exceptionally wet June broke precipitation records across the United States.

Injuries from fireworks decline with education
Every year about this time, Dr. Michael Shafay sees a steady flow of adolescents brought into the Medical College of Georgia Hospital's emergency department with burns to their fingers, eye injuries and other fireworks-related wounds.

MCG students get grant to teach health literacy

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.

Candidate still uncertain on same-sex marriage ban
SAVANNAH, Ga. - U.S. Senate hopeful Cliff Oxford is retreating from a potentially politically poisonous endorsement of a November state ballot measure to ban gay marriages.

3 teens arrested in robbery spree

Around town
Caleb Palker (left), 8, and Drake Horton, 8, both of Augusta, push Poetic Smith, 7, of North Augusta, in a junk car in front of Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta. The boys, who are participating in the Summer of Fun 2004 Day Camp, made cars out of buckets, duct tape, wheels and pillows. The cars had built-in slingshots.

Thurmond's biracial daughter has name added to monument

Record rainfall for June heads off drought fears

Judge considers man's release to halfway house

Holiday closings

Traffic rises in area after road's opening

Around town

Sheriffs attract Perdue scrutiny

Holiday closings
The following schedules have been announced for Independence Day:

SRS is proud of work on craft

Prison re-entry project planned
The diverse group of community leaders selected to put into action a new prisoner re-entry program in the Augusta area met this week to hear the first details about the program.

Target approves new Evans store

Reservist details his duty abroad
Spending his days flying above war-torn Afghanistan, Maj. Ethan Andrews will probably miss his infant daughter's first steps back home in Augusta.

Injuries from fireworks decline with education

CDs will be sent to states' libraries
If you're window-shopping for good music this summer, you'll have to stick to the Georgia side of the Savannah River.

Camp teaches new skills to those with brain injuries
Three years ago, Shanon Leigh Brooks wasn't the type of teen who would spend her summer days at a camp.

MCG students get grant to teach health literacy
Literacy is about more than reading for some Medical College of Georgia students. It also can be about becoming healthier and communicating better with health care providers, they said.

Fired up for the Fourth
Organizers of Sunday's Fourth of July festivities in downtown Augusta say those attending shouldn't worry about security or a cancellation based only on a slight drizzle of rain.

Traffic rises in area after road's opening
AIKEN - The Palmetto Parkway has provided passage from Augusta to North Augusta for little more than a week, but already there are signs that it's bringing more traffic into South Carolina, officials said.

Mold cleanup is moving slowly
COLUMBIA - Hazardous mold growing in the Governor's Mansion will keep South Carolina's first family out of their home until at least September, officials said Friday.

Rants and raves
I SAW REPRESENTATIVES of the Democratic Party whining about the Republican conspiracy to keep Fahrenheit 9/11 out of Augusta. Wow! How stupid you made all Democrats look. First, if you really wanted to see it, all you had to do was drive to Columbia. Secondly, it was a limited release. There are many films we don't get in Augusta -- not because of politics but because of the market size. And finally, yes, we're getting it here on Friday. I'm a Democrat, and I really wish Lowell Greenbaum would switch parties. He's such a strident little kvetch.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is TeMihkail Haynes Davis, 6, of Augusta.

Weekend events
Here's the schedule for all the exiting events for this 4th of July weekend.

Attorney criticizes drug raid

Judge considers man's release to halfway house
U.S. District Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. is pondering whether a Thomson construction company president should be considered for early release from federal prison.

Around town

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A Charleston man has been acquitted in the shooting death of a Goose Creek man in 2002.

End of qualifying leaves one seat unopposed

Clinic helps those going overseas to stay healthy
In their jobs, Dr. David Haburchack and Dr. Mary Forsyth constantly get to travel - at least vicariously.

Post's celebration kicks off Independence Day events

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - A human skull found when utility workers were digging in downtown Savannah to repair a gas line might have belonged to an old slave burial ground.

Man is executed for '85 stabbing

Fire destroys home
Martinez firefighters spray water on the smoldering remains of a vacant home on P&M Road in Evans. The home's previous tenant had been evicted Wednesday.

Rooster chooses unlikely home

Around town
Rodney Lucas (from left), Chad Benton and Shawn Fitzgerald of Master Craft Flooring of Augusta place a marble bicentennial marker on First Presbyterian Church. On Sunday, the church will celebrate the unveiling of the marker, which was put into place Thursday.

CDs will be sent to states' libraries

Post's celebration kicks off Independence Day events
Despite gloomy weather forecasts, many visitors enjoyed the surprise sunshine peeking out behind the clouds for Fort Gordon's Independence celebration Thursday.

Across the area

SRS is proud of work on craft
AIKEN - Savannah River Site engineer Rick Burns has eagerly monitored the Cassini spacecraft during the seven years before its arrival at Saturn this week.

Prison re-entry project planned

Sheriffs attract Perdue scrutiny
ATLANTA - Jenkins County Sheriff Bobby Womack could be out of his job sooner than expected now that Gov. Sonny Perdue has taken the first steps to oust him.

Reservist details his duty abroad

Across the area
Retired teacher Sylvia Littlejohn filed Thursday to run for the Richmond County Board of Education.

Commission wants choices approved

Ballroom gets a spin at function
AIKEN - When Dorothy McLaurin walked in the door of the Aiken Municipal Building on Thursday night, the first thing she did was slip off her sandals decorated with flowers.

Across South Carolina

City approves deal for seniors' meals
A Florida company will provide meals to seniors at four Augusta recreation sites - at least for a while.

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.

Rooster chooses unlikely home
BLUFFTON, S.C. - The age-old question has finally been answered.

Parham project will end crossing
Porter Sonja said it has become too dangerous to take walks with her young daughters around their home in a rural neighborhood off Gordon Highway.

Man is executed for '85 stabbing
JACKSON, Ga. - The state of Georgia executed Robert Karl Hicks on Thursday for stabbing a 28-year-old woman to death nine months after he was released from prison on a rape conviction.

News you can use
July 3, 1993 The high-profile Tokars murder case from Cobb County might be transferred to Augusta for the trial later this year. Court sources in Augusta have said that Cobb County attorneys have been in contact with Richmond County court administrators about the possibility of trying the case here.

Thurmond's biracial daughter has name added to monument
COLUMBIA - The name of Strom Thurmond's biracial daughter was added Thursday to his monument on the south side of the Statehouse grounds.

Rants and raves
I SAW REPRESENTATIVES of the Democratic Party whining about the Republican conspiracy to keep Fahrenheit 9/11 out of Augusta. Wow! How stupid you made all Democrats look. First, if you really wanted to see it, all you had to do was drive to Columbia. Secondly, it was a limited release. There are many films we don't get in Augusta -- not because of politics but because of the market size. And finally, yes, we're getting it here on Friday. I'm a Democrat, and I really wish Lowell Greenbaum would switch parties. He's such a strident little kvetch.

Target approves new Evans store
Target Corp. on Thursday confirmed that it will build its second Augusta store off Washington Road in Columbia County.

Mother charged in child burning
For the second time this week, Richmond County sheriff's deputies have locked up a mother on child abuse charges after investigators found severe burns on a child's body.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Sebastian M. Genova, 5, of Augusta.

Attorney criticizes drug raid
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's attorney general said Friday it was "highly inappropriate" for police to draw guns during a drug sweep at a Charleston-area high school last year but the action did not warrant charges.

Swing, batter, swing
Nicole McDonald, of North Augusta, helps her son, Quentin, 2, play tee ball at Hammond Park in North Augusta.

Detainees may head to town
HANAHAN, S.C. - Residents in this small town tucked away between North Charleston and the Cooper River are concerned about the possibility that terrorist suspects could be moved from a holding facility in Cuba to stateside prisons such as the Navy Consolidated Brig at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station.

3 teens arrested in robbery spree
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested one adult and two juveniles Thursday in connection with a series of violent crimes that all occurred during June.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - The father of a Woodmont Middle School pupil has sued the Greenville school district, saying officials did not provide adequate security to prevent his daughter from being sexually assaulted at her school.

Commission wants choices approved
Legitimate or not? That was the question before Augusta commissioners Thursday night concerning several appointees by state legislators for Augusta boards and authorities.

Candidate still uncertain on same-sex marriage ban

Kid of the day

Camp teaches new skills to those with brain injuries

Swing, batter, swing

News you can use

Ballroom gets a spin at function

Fired up for the Fourth

Fire destroys home

Sale, use of pyrotechnics is illegal in Georgia for safety
Just because it's easy to get fireworks near the Georgia border with South Carolina doesn't mean it's legal.

Weekend events

End of qualifying leaves one seat unopposed
Four candidates qualified Friday to run for school board seats in Richmond and Columbia counties, resulting in only one uncontested race.

Clinic helps those going overseas to stay healthy

Sale, use of pyrotechnics is illegal in Georgia for safety

Marlon Brando dead at 80; unforgettable actor in 'Streetcar,' 'On the Waterfront,' 'Godfather'

City approves deal for seniors' meals

Kid of the day

Krzyzewski eyes sunny California
He runs the best college basketball program in the country (yes North Carolina, Kentucky and UCLA folks, it's better).

'Spider-Man 2' takes in record $40.5 million in opening day

'Spider-Man 2' takes in record $40.5 million in opening day
LOS ANGELES -- "Spider-Man 2" took in $40.5 million in its first day, a record debut that positions the film to challenge more box-office highs through the Fourth of July weekend.

Clay Aiken ready to light fuse on holiday concert, tour

Omaha rock makes its mark on national scene
OMAHA, Neb. -- When the band Tilly and the Wall takes the stage, you're going to hear guitars, keyboards, hymn-like vocals - plus thigh-slaps and a woman tap-dancing on hollow boxes and metal discs to create different tones.

Top 20 concert tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Omaha rock makes its mark on national scene

Clay Aiken ready to light fuse on holiday concert, tour
LOS ANGELES -- For Clay Aiken, performing at what he considers the nation's pre-eminent July Fourth bash, PBS' "A Capitol Fourth" in Washington, could have been moving enough.

Stewart penalty debated through garage
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jimmy Spencer punched someone and was suspended. Tony Stewart had a similar confrontation and is allowed to race.

Drivers say Daytona qualifying is useless
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kasey Kahne was still in diapers when a driver won the Pepsi 400 from the pole position.

Drivers say Daytona qualifying is useless

Labonte considering retirement
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Terry Labonte is nearing the end of his racing career and hinted Friday that this season could be his last.

Waltrip gains momentum after five top-10 finishes
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - After five races this year, Michael Waltrip was 38th in points and "in dire straights."

Bourdais fastest in qualifying

Bourdais fastest in qualifying
CLEVELAND -- Daytime or nighttime, Sebastien Bourdais can't be caught right now.

Labonte considering retirement

Waltrip gains momentum after five top-10 finishes

Stewart penalty debated through garage

Partial transcript of Saddam Hussein's arraignment
The following partial transcript, transcribed by eMediaMillWorks Inc., was taken from audio that was edited by the U.S. military. The audio did not reflect everything Saddam Hussein said during his arraignment Thursday such as Saddam's remark: "This is all a theater by Bush, the criminal." A question mark after a name indicates that it was not completely clear who was speaking:

Partial transcript of Saddam Hussein's arraignment

Agent: Malone to decide this summer on plans

Carlisle: Miller's early decision should help Pacers in free agency

Clippers believe they're in the hunt for Kobe
LOS ANGELES -- The Clippers believe they have a good shot at signing Kobe Bryant and will do whatever possible at landing the plum of the free agent crop.

Carlisle: Miller's early decision should help Pacers in free agency
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana coach Rick Carlisle wasn't surprised by Reggie Miller's decision to return for an 18th season. He even believes the move will help the Pacers in the free agent market.

Duke waits for coach's decision
DURHAM, N.C. - When Duke's season ended with a Final Four loss to Connecticut in April, there was no indication that Mike Krzyzewski might have coached his last game with the Blue Devils.

Bol seriously injured in highway accident
COLCHESTER, Conn. -- Former NBA center Manute Bol was seriously injured in a car accident, police said.

Clippers believe they're in the hunt for Kobe

Boozer a free agent, but not leaving Cleveland

Bol seriously injured in highway accident

Duke: Lakers, Krzyzewski discussing coaching vacancy
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke's Mike Krzyzewski met with Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday and was in "serious discussions" with the team about its coaching vacancy.

New number, new look for resort in Bryant case

Boozer a free agent, but not leaving Cleveland
CLEVELAND -- Carlos Boozer's free agency should be short-lived. He isn't planning to go anywhere.

Agent: Malone to decide this summer on plans
LOS ANGELES -- Karl Malone had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee this week and will decide during the summer if he will return for another season.

Duke: Lakers, Krzyzewski discussing coaching vacancy

New number, new look for resort in Bryant case
DENVER -- After a year of unwelcome notoriety, the Colorado mountain resort at the heart of the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case has had a makeover.

Duke waits for coach's decision

Missouri says Snyder unintentionally broke rules, denies Clemons was paid
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder unintentionally violated NCAA rules, the university said in a formal response to NCAA allegations.

Former Jags assistant will coach at Campbell
After failing to receive the Augusta State head basketball coaching position in May, Kerwin "Buck" Harris decided to take his career down a different path.

Auburn's Monroe requests release
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn point guard Lewis Monroe received a release from his scholarship Thursday and plans to transfer, the third player to leave since Jeff Lebo replaced Cliff Ellis as head coach.

Mr. Lloyd McNally Sr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Grady Coleman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Charles Crawford    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Phyllis Rabun
 Send flowers to this funeral

Reverend Joe Price    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Melvin Wynn    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Ms. Nettie Gee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Earnestine Beal    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Victoria Bishop    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Ray "Footsie" Padgett Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. I. Roy May    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Charles "Chuck" Izzett    (Advocate-PVA AUGUSTA, GA)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. John Lewis    (BYRON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Ms. Mary White    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Vera Hughs    (DEARING, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Dorothy Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Ruth Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Fannie Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Gerald E. Carr    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Lessie Hamilton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Trevor Belangia    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. James E. Ward    (PERKINS, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Diane Walker    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Dorothy Wynn    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Phyllis Rabun
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Elmer Newman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Josephine Richardson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. John Nelligan    (SCHENECTADY, N.Y.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Mary Black    (Registered Nurse Augusta, GA)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Dr. Keith Moses    (EVANS, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. William Borum    (DEARING, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Charles Johnson    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Ms. Mamie Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Harry Jackson    (MILLEN, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. L.D. Parker    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Lessie Hamilton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Reba Nicholson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Ms. Linda Flournoy    (BRUNSWICK, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Elmer Newman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Dorothy Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Dr. Keith Moses    (EVANS, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Grady Coleman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. John Montgomery    (THOMSON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Mary Black    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. William Mathis    (AVERA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Myrtis Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Roderick Greggs Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. James Cole    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Andrew C. Wagner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Charles Crawford    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Audrey Stevens    (MARIETTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Thelma Spence    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Jonathan Godbee    (BATH, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Walter Jernigan    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Robert Hemingway    (MOUNT MORRIS, MICH.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Jesse Jones    (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Andrew C. Wagner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Marvin Thomas    (EVANS, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Walter Jernigan    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Andrew C. Wagner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lessie Hamilton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lloyd McNally Sr. (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Diane Walker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jonathan Godbee (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Thelma Spence (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Wynn (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Crawford (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. L.D. Parker (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Mary White (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Audrey Stevens (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Jernigan (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Richardson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Keith Moses (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. John Lewis (BYRON, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Jernigan (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald E. Carr (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Crawford (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera Hughs (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Hemingway (MOUNT MORRIS, MICH.)

Mr. James E. Ward (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Black (Registered Nurse Augusta, GA)

Mrs. Mary Black (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Jackson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Rabun

Mr. Andrew C. Wagner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Rabun

Ms. Mamie Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Trevor Belangia (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. James Cole (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Lessie Hamilton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Mathis (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. John Nelligan (SCHENECTADY, N.Y.)

Mr. Jesse Jones (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mr. Elmer Newman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtis Bennett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Thomas (EVANS, Ga.)

Reverend Joe Price (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Grady Coleman (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Melvin Wynn (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. John Montgomery (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Earnestine Beal (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elmer Newman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Victoria Bishop (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. William Borum (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Ray "Footsie" Padgett Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Greek police step up patrols

Harrigan hopes to retire after Athens in style
LAS VEGAS - Lori Harrigan and her Team USA teammates have been crisscrossing the country since February. They are in the middle of their "Aiming For Athens" grassroots tour that will see them playing softball in towns where only a Greyhound bus might stop. So you would think the Las Vegas native might be happy that the Olympic Games are just six weeks away.

Greek police step up patrols
ATHENS, Greece - Security teams began a full-scale tightening of surveillance and patrols Thursday in preparation for August's Olympics.

Thompson has eight golds, none individually Greatest teammate

Thompson has eight golds, none individually Greatest teammate
Jenny Thompson, a third-year medical student and the most decorated American female swimmer in history, occasionally finds herself in the absurd position of having to defend or apologize for her Olympic medal count.

Some Greek cities feel Olympic cash drain
THESSALONIKI, Greece -- Athens is racing to finish building its stadiums, roads, walkways and a new tram system in the six weeks remaining until the Olympics.

Harrigan hopes to retire after Athens in style

A brief history of Michael Adams' contribution to UGA leadership
Ever wondered how many Georgia Tech fans are walking the earth? I would estimate 900 million, because that is how many have asked me when was I going to write a column explaining the civil war at the University of Georgia.

A brief history of Michael Adams' contribution to UGA leadership
Ever wondered how many Georgia Tech fans are walking the earth? I would estimate 900 million, because that is how many have asked me when was I going to write a column explaining the civil war at the University of Georgia.

Greece upsets Czech Republic

Overtime

Overtime

Rowing away

Williams, Sharapova reach Wimbledon final

Russian takes Centre stage

Greece upsets Czech Republic
PORTO, Portugal - Greece jolted the European Championships yet again, beating the Czech Republic 1-0 in overtime Thursday on a header by Traianos Dellas.

Rain suspends men's semifinals
WIMBLEDON, England - Yawn.

Overtime
The Los Angeles Lakers are in "serious discussions" with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski about their coaching vacancy.

One step at a time
Skater and volunteer Paige McNeil (left), of Augusta, teaches 8-year-old Garielle Hawes how to ice skate at Augusta Ice Sports Center as part of Camp Fix-It. The camp, operated at Dyess Park, has taught children about different sports during the past four weeks. Children ages 5-17 have learned about swimming, tennis, golf, ice skating and hockey. The camp ended Friday.

Overtime
Bowl Championship Series officials are considering a proposal in which media and coaches polls would account for 80 percent of the formula that determines the title game matchup, a BCS source told The Associated Press on Friday.

Russian takes Centre stage
WIMBLEDON, England - The shout came from the cheap seats on Centre Court, if there is such a thing.

Federer still looks like a sure thing
WIMBLEDON, England - Roger Federer shares with Pete Sampras more than just a dominant serve, fearsome forehand, stylish flair and love of grass.

Rowing away
Chris Kemp, of the Augusta Junior Rowing Club, rows on a machine as teammates watch at the Boathouse. Ten rowers in the club will row for 24 hours and try to break a world record.

Williams, Sharapova reach Wimbledon final
WIMBLEDON, England -- Serena Williams' racket was cracked. Not her will.

Faith digest
CHAPLAIN (COL.) WILFRED BREWSTER JR., FORMER STAFF CHAPLAIN AT FORT GORDON, LEFT THIS WEEK for his new assignment as installation staff chaplain at Fort Hood near Killeen, Texas.

Christian retailers look for niche, scope out future best sellers at annual meeting
ATLANTA -- It was a sign from above that the Christian book industry is changing.

Church-based credit unions help low-income members learn banking skills
PHILADELPHIA -- In 1959, a dozen deacons at Denver's Zion Baptist Church pooled $75.41 to form a credit union so church widows could obtain small loans.

An atheist official complains that the Bible's view of humanity is immoral
What's up with atheism, agnosticism and humanism, movements that make a religion out of opposing religion, and often complain about media neglect?

Faith-based folds
One of the final gestures at many a funeral, from a foot soldier's to a president's, is the ritual folding of the American flag. Tucked into each fold are the same sentiments of patriotism, loyalty and gratitude Americans commemorate on the Fourth of July.

Minister's book helps him cope with death
Cathy Fuller was a good woman, a godly woman, but not perfect. She was the love of Gregory Fuller's life, but she died of AIDS in 1995, the eighth year of their marriage. The Rev. Dr. Fuller tells their story in From Bliss to a Blizzard: How God Turns Burdens Into Blessings.

Renovations unite churches
Instead of heavenly visions two years ago, Wesley McClain and his congregation at First United Pentecostal Church were looking up at sagging plaster and a water leak in their 50-year-old sanctuary on Fenwick Street.

Religion News in Brief
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- The Baptist World Alliance says it was "slandered" as being liberal on issues related to homosexuality when the Southern Baptist Convention decided to quit the organization.

Growth in knowledge of God's word is never-ending
It is a sad sight to witness adults trying to manage their problems with the biblical understanding they had when they were 12 years old. The very thought is as ridiculous as trying to pay a bills with a 12-year-old's allowance.

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

Krzyzewski eyes sunny California

Saddam court appearance leads to embarrassment for NBC

Saddam court appearance leads to embarrassment for NBC
NEW YORK -- NBC's "Today" show was embarrassed Thursday when it aired Katie Couric batting a badminton shuttlecock while its rivals showed the first footage of Saddam Hussein's court appearance.

Chuck D's residency at Trio features documentary on slur

Actor Ernest Borgnine still horsing

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 21-27. Each ratings point represents 1,084,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

Actor Ernest Borgnine still horsing
LOS ANGELES -- "Shouldn't I be?" exclaims Ernest Borgnine, when asked why he's still working at 87.

Chuck D's residency at Trio features documentary on slur
NEW YORK -- While music shopping one day, author Stanley Crouch heard a group of people behind him toss the N-word around in casual conversation - with familiarity, not contempt.

People in the News

Eminem's ex-wife sentenced for leaving drug treatment

People in the News

Remembering the colorful, contentious, genius actor Marlon Brando

Actor Marlon Brando dead at 80

Joan and Melissa Rivers sign with TV Guide Channel

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Growth in knowledge of God's word is never-ending

Christian retailers look for niche, scope out future best sellers at annual meeting

Church-based credit unions help low-income members learn banking skills

Renovations unite churches

An atheist official complains that the Bible's view of humanity is immoral

Minister's book helps him cope with death

Faith Calendar

Religion News in Brief

Faith digest

Faith-based folds