No backing into title for Patriots
Gerald Barnes knew the situation and pondered his options: His Westside baseball team could win, or even lose by five runs and still claim the Region 7-AA title.

Pacers on brink of postseason play

Silver Bluff softball in familiar spot for final

Griffey still feeling his way after surgery
CINCINNATI - Just the other day, Ken Griffey Jr. got an unsolicited hitting tip from his youngest child.

Might Marlins' next move be to Vegas?
MIAMI - Foiled yet again by the state Legislature, the Florida Marlins remain winless in their bid for a new ballpark and must now decide their next move.

No backing into title for Patriots

Clark hurls Bulldogs into Class AA final
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Silver Bluff pitcher Jessie Clark doesn't rock the boat. She drives it.

Might Marlins' next move be to Vegas?

Players of the week

Pacers on brink of postseason play
AIKEN - The departure of two star players would cripple lesser teams.

Clark hurls Bulldogs into Class AA final

Silver Bluff softball in familiar spot for final
The Silver Bluff softball team can't help a feeling of been there, done that today. The Lady Bulldogs won state championships in 2002 and 2003 under coach Eric Hofstetter.

Might Marlins' next move be to Vegas?
MIAMI - Foiled yet again by the state Legislature, the Florida Marlins remain winless in their bid for a new ballpark and must now decide their next move.

Players of the week
TIARA JOHNSON Silver Bluff softball Year: Senior Position: Third base

Clark hurls Bulldogs into Class AA final
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Silver Bluff pitcher Jessie Clark doesn't rock the boat. She drives it.

Players of the week
TIARA JOHNSONSilver Bluff softballYear: SeniorPosition: Third base

No backing into title for Patriots
Gerald Barnes knew the situation and pondered his options: His Westside baseball team could win, or even lose by five runs and still claim the Region 7-AA title.

Pacers on brink of postseason play
AIKEN - The departure of two star players would cripple lesser teams.

Griffey still feeling his way after surgery

Silver Bluff softball in familiar spot for final
The Silver Bluff softball team can't help a feeling of been there, done that today. The Lady Bulldogs won state championships in 2002 and 2003 under coach Eric Hofstetter.

Griffey still feeling his way after surgery
CINCINNATI - Just the other day, Ken Griffey Jr. got an unsolicited hitting tip from his youngest child.

Going sockless can free you - even from the truth

Odds and Ends
MINNEAPOLIS - Apostrophe boosters were in mourning at the University of Minnesota after it was decided to name a fancy new walkway the Scholars Walk, not the Scholar's Walk.

Mexican city holds 'donkey derby'
OTUMBA, Mexico - A shaggy donkey named El Moro ordinarily spends his days towing a cart weighed down with tall canisters of fermented cactus juice called pulque.

Rock paper scissors ends art auction dispute
NEW YORK - Winning a playground game of rock paper scissors has paid off handsomely for the august auction house Christie's.

Truck carrying yearbooks plunges into waterway
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - At first, students at Sandalwood High School thought someone was playing a cruel hoax, then they learned the truth: All 700 of the school's yearbooks were ruined when a truck carrying them went off a bridge.

Odds and Ends
MINNEAPOLIS - Apostrophe boosters were in mourning at the University of Minnesota after it was decided to name a fancy new walkway the Scholars Walk, not the Scholar's Walk.

Mexican city holds 'donkey derby'
OTUMBA, Mexico - A shaggy donkey named El Moro ordinarily spends his days towing a cart weighed down with tall canisters of fermented cactus juice called pulque.

Truck carrying yearbooks plunges into waterway
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - At first, students at Sandalwood High School thought someone was playing a cruel hoax, then they learned the truth: All 700 of the school's yearbooks were ruined when a truck carrying them went off a bridge.

Odds and Ends
CHICO, Calif. (AP) - Wild parties that have brought notoriety to this college town could soon carry a heavy penalty for party throwers.

Odds and Ends
CHICO, Calif. (AP) - Wild parties that have brought notoriety to this college town could soon carry a heavy penalty for party throwers.

Rock paper scissors ends art auction dispute
NEW YORK - Winning a playground game of rock paper scissors has paid off handsomely for the august auction house Christie's.

Braves's Thomson, LaRoche rock Astros
ATLANTA - John Thomson pitched a three-hitter, and Adam LaRoche had a career-high four RBI as the Atlanta Braves cruised past the slumping Houston Astros, 9-3 on Thursday night.

Andruw rejoins lineup after sitting out with sore back
ATLANTA - Center fielder Andruw Jones returned to the Atlanta Braves lineup Friday, still bothered by a sore back but feeling much better than he did the previous day.

Andruw rejoins lineup after sitting out with sore back
ATLANTA - Center fielder Andruw Jones returned to the Atlanta Braves lineup Friday, still bothered by a sore back but feeling much better than he did the previous day.

Kolb isn't worried about fans
ATLANTA - Dan Kolb claims not to have noticed the boos or catcalls directed at him in his first season with the Atlanta Braves.

Andruw rejoins lineup after sitting out with sore back

Kolb isn't worried about fans

Comfortable win eases Smoltz's pain
ATLANTA - John Smoltz waited six years to return to the Braves' starting rotation.

Kolb isn't worried about fans
ATLANTA - Dan Kolb claims not to have noticed the boos or catcalls directed at him in his first season with the Atlanta Braves.

Airbus picks 4 site finalists
WASHINGTON - The parent company of European aircraft maker Airbus selected four Southern states Thursday as finalists for a $600 million factory to build refueling tankers for the U.S. military.

S&P cuts GM, Ford credit ratings to 'junk'

Ad sales bouncing back at Martha Stewart Living

Presley marketer tells how to promote image
Scott Williams knows what taking care of business is all about. Be it Web cams at Graceland, Elvis-for-a-day sweepstakes or marketing the latest Elvis-emblazoned TV Guide, Mr. Williams is on it.

S&P cuts GM, Ford credit ratings to 'junk'
DETROIT - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services cut its corporate credit ratings to junk status for both General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., a significant blow that will increase borrowing costs and limit fund-raising options for the nation's two biggest automakers.

Retailers report mixed sales results for April
NEW YORK - Consumers overcame some of their reluctance to shop in April, giving the nation's retailers sales that modestly beat expectations. Results again varied widely among merchants, reflecting shoppers' uncertainty about the economy and their struggles with higher gasoline prices.

Officials' portfolios outperform average
For years, investors have been searching for the secret to making it big in the stock market.

Ad sales bouncing back at Martha Stewart Living
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. Chief Executive Susan Lyne said the company is seeing a strong rebound in advertising at its flagship magazine, Martha Stewart Living.

Airbus picks 4 site finalists

Stocks end mixed on jobs report as inflation fears rise
NEW YORK - Wall Street limped to a mixed finish Friday as a surprisingly strong employment report raised fears that a surge in economic growth could spark inflation and prompt the Federal Reserve to aggressively raise interest rates. The major indexes finished the week higher.

Investors curious whether GM rally sustainable

Stocks end mixed on jobs report as inflation fears rise
NEW YORK - Wall Street limped to a mixed finish Friday as a surprisingly strong employment report raised fears that a surge in economic growth could spark inflation and prompt the Federal Reserve to aggressively raise interest rates. The major indexes finished the week higher.

Prosecution sanctioned over remarks in Scrushy trial
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A red-faced judge halted prosecutors' questioning of a key defense witness at the fraud trial of former HealthSouth Corp. CEO Richard Scrushy on Thursday after a government lawyer repeatedly mentioned the Enron fraud before jurors.

CEO says company will now support gay rights legislation
SEATTLE - After being criticized for quietly dropping support for a state gay rights bill, Microsoft Corp. chief executive Steve Ballmer told employees Friday that management would publicly back such legislation in the future.

Will GM face the music June 7?
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner has little time to formulate solutions for the company's perfect storm of problems: mounting losses, rising competition, shrinking market share and increasing health-care and pension costs.

Investors curious whether GM rally sustainable
DETROIT - Will it be just a one-day wonder for General Motors Corp. shares?

Officials' portfolios outperform average
For years, investors have been searching for the secret to making it big in the stock market.

Northwest replaces Bud Light for its flights
ST. LOUIS - Northwest Airlines Corp. has tapped Miller Lite, the nation's No. 2 light beer, to replace top-selling Bud Light on all of its flights worldwide.

Hiring increases, unemployment rate unchanged
WASHINGTON - Hiring around the country picked up briskly in April, with employers boosting payrolls by 274,000 and raising hopes of better days ahead for jobseekers and the economy as a whole. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.2 percent.

Panel questions Vioxx sales tactics
WASHINGTON - Merck & Co. is holding discussions with federal health officials about bringing its painkiller Vioxx back to the market, officials revealed Thursday, as lawmakers released new details of the extraordinary measures the company's salespeople took to divert doctors' attention from safety questions.

S&P cuts General Motors and Ford credit ratings to 'junk'
DETROIT - A major rating agency declared billions of dollars of debt owed by General Motors and Ford to be "junk," a blow that will increase borrowing costs for the nation's two biggest automakers.

Presley marketer tells how to promote image
Scott Williams knows what taking care of business is all about. Be it Web cams at Graceland, Elvis-for-a-day sweepstakes or marketing the latest Elvis-emblazoned TV Guide, Mr. Williams is on it.

Business briefs
THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE ROSE 5.02, OR 0.05 PERCENT, TO 10,345.40 ON FRIDAY. Broader stock indicators were narrowly mixed. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 1.28, or 0.11 percent, at 1,171.35.

Business briefs

Northwest replaces Bud Light for its flights

Hiring increases, unemployment rate unchanged
WASHINGTON - Hiring around the country picked up briskly in April, with employers boosting payrolls by 274,000 and raising hopes of better days ahead for jobseekers and the economy as a whole. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.2 percent.

Panel questions Vioxx sales tactics

Consumer borrowing at slowest pace in four months
WASHINGTON - Americans increased their borrowing for auto loans and other types of consumer debt at an annual rate of 3.1 percent in March, the smallest gain in four months, the Federal Reserve reported Friday.

Retailers report mixed sales results for April

CEO says company will now support gay rights legislation
SEATTLE - After being criticized for quietly dropping support for a state gay rights bill, Microsoft Corp. chief executive Steve Ballmer told employees Friday that management would publicly back such legislation in the future.

Presley marketer tells how to promote image

Panel questions Vioxx sales tactics
WASHINGTON - Merck & Co. is holding discussions with federal health officials about bringing its painkiller Vioxx back to the market, officials revealed Thursday, as lawmakers released new details of the extraordinary measures the company's salespeople took to divert doctors' attention from safety questions.

Retailers report mixed sales results for April
NEW YORK - Consumers overcame some of their reluctance to shop in April, giving the nation's retailers sales that modestly beat expectations. Results again varied widely among merchants, reflecting shoppers' uncertainty about the economy and their struggles with higher gasoline prices.

Will GM face the music June 7?
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner has little time to formulate solutions for the company's perfect storm of problems: mounting losses, rising competition, shrinking market share and increasing health-care and pension costs.

Investors curious whether GM rally sustainable
DETROIT - Will it be just a one-day wonder for General Motors Corp. shares?

Business briefs
THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE ROSE 5.02, OR 0.05 PERCENT, TO 10,345.40 ON FRIDAY. Broader stock indicators were narrowly mixed. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 1.28, or 0.11 percent, at 1,171.35.

Northwest replaces Bud Light for its flights
ST. LOUIS - Northwest Airlines Corp. has tapped Miller Lite, the nation's No. 2 light beer, to replace top-selling Bud Light on all of its flights worldwide.

Productivity rises by solid 2.6 percent

Business briefs
New York - consumers overcame some of their reluctance to shop in april, giving the nation's retailers sales that modestly beat expectations. results again varied widely among merchants, reflecting shoppers' uncertainty about the economy and struggles with higher gasoline prices.

Business briefs

Prosecution sanctioned over remarks in Scrushy trial

S&P cuts General Motors and Ford credit ratings to 'junk'
DETROIT - A major rating agency declared billions of dollars of debt owed by General Motors and Ford to be "junk," a blow that will increase borrowing costs for the nation's two biggest automakers.

Productivity rises by solid 2.6 percent
WASHINGTON - Productivity, a key factor needed to boost living standards, rose at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the first three months of the year. It was the best showing in nine months but still below the huge gains of recent years.

Officials' portfolios outperform average

S&P cuts GM, Ford credit ratings to 'junk'
DETROIT - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services cut its corporate credit ratings to junk status for both General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., a significant blow that will increase borrowing costs and limit fund-raising options for the nation's two biggest automakers.

Hiring increases, unemployment rate unchanged

Prosecution sanctioned over remarks in Scrushy trial
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A red-faced judge halted prosecutors' questioning of a key defense witness at the fraud trial of former HealthSouth Corp. CEO Richard Scrushy on Thursday after a government lawyer repeatedly mentioned the Enron fraud before jurors.

Will GM face the music June 7?

Ad sales bouncing back at Martha Stewart Living
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. Chief Executive Susan Lyne said the company is seeing a strong rebound in advertising at its flagship magazine, Martha Stewart Living.

CEO says company will now support gay rights legislation

Airbus picks 4 site finalists
WASHINGTON - The parent company of European aircraft maker Airbus selected four Southern states Thursday as finalists for a $600 million factory to build refueling tankers for the U.S. military.

Stocks end mixed on jobs report as inflation fears rise

Business briefs
New York - consumers overcame some of their reluctance to shop in april, giving the nation's retailers sales that modestly beat expectations. results again varied widely among merchants, reflecting shoppers' uncertainty about the economy and struggles with higher gasoline prices.

S&P cuts General Motors and Ford credit ratings to 'junk'

Productivity rises by solid 2.6 percent
WASHINGTON - Productivity, a key factor needed to boost living standards, rose at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the first three months of the year. It was the best showing in nine months but still below the huge gains of recent years.

Clemson names Steelman assistant coach
CLEMSON, S.C. - New Clemson women's basketball coach Christy McKinney brought assistant Todd Steelman over from her old job at Rice to join the Lady Tigers staff.

Clemson names Steelman assistant coach
CLEMSON, S.C. - New Clemson women's basketball coach Christy McKinney brought assistant Todd Steelman over from her old job at Rice to join the Lady Tigers staff.

Clemson names Steelman assistant coach

Clemson's McKinney retains assistant
CLEMSON, S.C. - Former Clemson standout Itoro Coleman was retained as an assistant by new coach Christy McKinney.

USC Aiken hires new coach

Gateway to talent

'Godfather' embraced

'Godfather' embraced
For decades, Augusta has wrestled with a love-hate relationship with native son and rock-'n'-roll superstar James Brown.

English spoken here
This is not a matter of life or death - it's more important than that.

Gateway to talent
A lot of taxpayers' education money is spent to help special-needs children - those with physical, emotional, behavior or learning problems. Much less is spent on kids with a different kind of special need - those who are very smart or very talented, or both. For them, public school can be a boring experience that stifles their imagination, spoils their education and, in some cases, damages their development as a mature, productive adult.

Still fighting to pray
Our forebears battled the elements to journey thousands of miles across the seas in primitive ships to get to this great land to, among other things, practice their religion without being hassled by state authorities.

'Godfather' embraced
For decades, Augusta has wrestled with a love-hate relationship with native son and rock-'n'-roll superstar James Brown.

Another activist judge?
Idol worship can be a very messy business. Absolutely no one was covered with glory when Fox TV's hit American Idol talent show was hit with a potential scandal this week, with former contestant Corey Clark alleging that judge Paula Abdul secretly coached and romanced him during the show's 2003 season.

Gateway to talent
A lot of taxpayers' education money is spent to help special-needs children - those with physical, emotional, behavior or learning problems. Much less is spent on kids with a different kind of special need - those who are very smart or very talented, or both. For them, public school can be a boring experience that stifles their imagination, spoils their education and, in some cases, damages their development as a mature, productive adult.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Who are the young stars of film, TV and music?

Jackson defense opens case, loses bid for acquittal
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson's lawyers opened their case Thursday in his molestation and conspiracy trial, calling a young man who grew up knowing the pop star and denied a prosecution witness's claim that he took a shower with the singer.

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.

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.

Mothers trusted Jackson with their sons
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Two mothers testified at Michael Jackson's trial Friday that they trusted Jackson enough to let their sons sleep in his bed and were convinced that no molestation ever occurred.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Who are the young stars of film, TV and music?

Jackson defense opens case, loses bid for acquittal
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson's lawyers opened their case Thursday in his molestation and conspiracy trial, calling a young man who grew up knowing the pop star and denied a prosecution witness's claim that he took a shower with the singer.

Horrors! Paris Hilton burns to be an actor
NEW YORK - For someone with a wilder-than-wild party girl history and a faker-than-fake reality TV show, Paris Hilton is surprisingly real.

Horrors! Paris Hilton burns to be an actor
NEW YORK - For someone with a wilder-than-wild party girl history and a faker-than-fake reality TV show, Paris Hilton is surprisingly real.

Mothers trusted Jackson with their sons
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Two mothers testified at Michael Jackson's trial Friday that they trusted Jackson enough to let their sons sleep in his bed and were convinced that no molestation ever occurred.

People in the News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mindy McCready was arrested and charged with drunken driving.

People in the News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mindy McCready was arrested and charged with drunken driving.

Fishing tournaments
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.

Fishing tournaments
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.

Hybrids and stripers go to school early
Hybrids and stripers are schooling during the early morning in Thurmond Lake's Bass Alley cove and during the late afternoon in Parksville cove.

Hybrids and stripers go to school early
Hybrids and stripers are schooling during the early morning in Thurmond Lake's Bass Alley cove and during the late afternoon in Parksville cove.

Hybrids and stripers go to school early

Fishing tournaments

Relax with Mediterranean chicken recipe
Picturing life in the south of France can conjure images of sunshine, relaxation, casual evenings and good times around the table. Quite the opposite of the stress-filled, hustle-and-bustle life Americans can't seem to let go of.

Relax with Mediterranean chicken recipe
Picturing life in the south of France can conjure images of sunshine, relaxation, casual evenings and good times around the table. Quite the opposite of the stress-filled, hustle-and-bustle life Americans can't seem to let go of.

Relax with Mediterranean chicken recipe

How to pick the best grass for your yard
I'm often asked, "What is the best grass to plant in my yard?" My standard answer is, "There are many factors involved, and they all have their pros and cons. There is no perfect grass, because if there were, we would all have the same thing!"

How to pick the best grass for your yard
I'm often asked, "What is the best grass to plant in my yard?" My standard answer is, "There are many factors involved, and they all have their pros and cons. There is no perfect grass, because if there were, we would all have the same thing!"

Some uncommon fruit plants offer flavor and beauty
Are you looking forward to this season's harvest of Nanking cherries, gumis, maypops, and saskatoons? You would be, if you had planted these uncommon fruits.

How to pick the best grass for your yard

Some uncommon fruit plants offer flavor and beauty

Some uncommon fruit plants offer flavor and beauty
Are you looking forward to this season's harvest of Nanking cherries, gumis, maypops, and saskatoons? You would be, if you had planted these uncommon fruits.

Jack surprises coach with stay-or-go debate
ATLANTA - Jarrett Jack wanted to talk. Paul Hewitt knew the topic. And he thought he knew what Jack would say.

GreenJackets to drop concessions prices
The Augusta GreenJackets and Centerplate concessions will soon find out if $1 is enough to restore their relationship with the fans at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

GreenJackets to drop concessions prices
The Augusta GreenJackets and Centerplate concessions will soon find out if $1 is enough to restore their relationship with the fans at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Rain puts Sorenstam's quest for record on hold
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Annika Sorenstam's winning streak is on hold again.

Rain puts Sorenstam's quest for record on hold

Forget history, Sorenstam now chasing cut
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Forget making history. Annika Sorenstam has some work to do just to make the weekend.

Garcia finishes in style for two-shot lead
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sergio Garcia hardly missed a shot in his round of 6-under 66, took a two-shot lead Thursday in the Wachovia Championship and was mildly disgusted.

Garcia finishes in style for two-shot lead

Garcia finishes in style for two-shot lead
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sergio Garcia hardly missed a shot in his round of 6-under 66, took a two-shot lead Thursday in the Wachovia Championship and was mildly disgusted.

Sergio hangs onto the lead
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sergio Garcia posed over a 9-iron that never reached the green. Vijay Singh felt the wind change in the middle of his swing. Tiger Woods watched a birdie chance disappear off the green and into the water.

Rain puts Sorenstam's quest for record on hold
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Annika Sorenstam's winning streak is on hold again.

Sergio hangs onto the lead
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sergio Garcia posed over a 9-iron that never reached the green. Vijay Singh felt the wind change in the middle of his swing. Tiger Woods watched a birdie chance disappear off the green and into the water.

Sergio hangs onto the lead

Forget history, Sorenstam now chasing cut
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Forget making history. Annika Sorenstam has some work to do just to make the weekend.

Forget history, Sorenstam now chasing cut

GreenJackets to drop concessions prices

Hockey negotiations ends after 3-hour meeting
The NHL and the players' association met for just over three hours Thursday in the first round of labor negotiations in two weeks.

Hockey negotiations ends after 3-hour meeting
The NHL and the players' association met for just over three hours Thursday in the first round of labor negotiations in two weeks.

NHL makes new offer; no progress reported
NEW YORK - The NHL made a new offer to the players' association during two days of negotiations in Toronto, but no headway was made toward ending the lockout.

NHL makes new offer; no progress reported

Hockey negotiations ends after 3-hour meeting

NHL makes new offer; no progress reported
NEW YORK - The NHL made a new offer to the players' association during two days of negotiations in Toronto, but no headway was made toward ending the lockout.

Going sockless can free you - even from the truth
This afternoon there will be a meeting in the South and North ends of the church. Children will be baptized at both ends.

Going sockless can free you - even from the truth
This afternoon there will be a meeting in the South and North ends of the church. Children will be baptized at both ends.

Crash hospitalizes highway worker
A South Carolina Department of Transportation employee was airlifted to Medical College of Georgia Hospital this morning after a wreck left him pinned between two vehicles along Furys Ferry Road just across the South Carolina line.

Augusta honors 'Godfather of Soul' with statue
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Showing he ain't too hip for the east Georgia town he calls home, entertainer James Brown was downtown Friday for the unveiling of a life-size bronze statue of the singer.

Start real Social Security reform
America's greatest president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed the Social Security Act in 1935. In the past 70 years, Social Security provided life-saving benefits to widows, orphans, retirees and the disabled, including many in my family. Anne Cook, Augusta

Don't turn up your noses at science
Science has recently lost two of its greatest minds - Ernst Mayr and Hans Bethe. Jason Goodman, Belvedere, S.C.

Allow prayer, not appeasement
When I pray, I pray to God - the God in whom I trust, and the same God that our forefathers trusted and prayed to for guidance while building our great nation. Why, for the sake of political correctness, would I want to pray to someone or something in which I do not believe?Mike Lane, Millen

County official wears many hats
This is in response to the anonymous rant printed in the May 4 edition of The Augusta Chronicle regarding my job duties. Pamela P. Tucker, Evans

Runaway bride editorial misfired
Your editorial about the bride who fled before her wedding ("Dearly bamboozled ...," May 3) misses the mark completely. Should Jennifer Wilbanks be held accountable? Yes, but only for any crime she might have committed. And, as it appears to most legal analysts, the only crime she committed would be falsely reporting a crime. If she indeed did falsely report a crime, she should, as you say, face the music. Greg Capers, Martinez

Sales taxes must fund local projects
I am a proud resident of Augusta-Richmond County, and I know we need to move forward with improved infrastructure and entertainment venues. I believe we need a new performing arts center and a sports/entertainment arena. However, all citizens in the CSRA would benefit from these facilities - therefore, everyone should share in the funding. Paul L. Cook, Augusta

Allow prayer, not appeasement

Some serve God and mammon
Why is it that whenever the Elmer Gantries of cable preach on the wrath of God, they always refer to Sodom and Gomorrah, never to Ananias and Sapphira? Why lust and never greed? Could it be that to disclose their finances would invite comparison with Ananais and Sapphira? Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Start real Social Security reform
America's greatest president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed the Social Security Act in 1935. In the past 70 years, Social Security provided life-saving benefits to widows, orphans, retirees and the disabled, including many in my family.Anne Cook, Augusta

Start real Social Security reform

Allow prayer, not appeasement
When I pray, I pray to God - the God in whom I trust, and the same God that our forefathers trusted and prayed to for guidance while building our great nation. Why, for the sake of political correctness, would I want to pray to someone or something in which I do not believe? Mike Lane, Millen

Anti-piracy 'flag' was never popular with technologists

Dozens got dangerous bacteria from 'pocket pets'

Mercedes-Benz M-Class gets serious

Do you have the essential tools for your home?

Court blocks U.S. rules for anti-piracy TV technology

Most tires require air, not nitrogen

FDA advises against allowing sperm donation from gay men

Living briefs

Bloggers' conference emphasizes tools of reporting

Anti-piracy 'flag' was never popular with technologists
SAN FRANCISCO - The consumer technology industry never embraced the "broadcast flag."

Do you have the essential tools for your home?
Hammer? Check. Screwdriver? Check. Middleweight 12-volt cordless drill with two battery packs and one-hour charger? Ummmm ...

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Anti-piracy 'flag' was never popular with technologists
SAN FRANCISCO - The consumer technology industry never embraced the "broadcast flag."

FDA advises against allowing sperm donation from gay men
NEW YORK - To the dismay of gay-rights activists, the Food and Drug Administration is about to implement new rules recommending that any man who has engaged in homosexual sex in the previous five years be barred from serving as an anonymous sperm donor.

Court blocks U.S. rules for anti-piracy TV technology
WASHINGTON - People buying the next generation of digital televisions will be able to record and then watch their favorite shows later, after all.

Even used, some hybrids selling above sticker price
LOS ANGELES - Sheila Catoira wanted a fuel-efficient Toyota Prius hybrid so badly, she found a used model online and paid $1,000 more than the car would have cost new.

Do you have the essential tools for your home?
Hammer? Check. Screwdriver? Check. Middleweight 12-volt cordless drill with two battery packs and one-hour charger? Ummmm ...

Most tires require air, not nitrogen
Q: I recently had to buy two tires for my 2000 Toyota Avalon. I bought them at a Costco in Southern California, and they were filled with nitrogen. Could you please explain the pros and cons of this practice and what to do if you get a flat? - Cliff Kendall, San Jose, Calif.

Dozens got dangerous bacteria from 'pocket pets'
Furry "pocket pets" like hamsters, mice and rats have sickened up to 30 people in at least 10 states with dangerous multidrug-resistant bacteria, health officials are warning.

Dozens got dangerous bacteria from 'pocket pets'
Furry "pocket pets" like hamsters, mice and rats have sickened up to 30 people in at least 10 states with dangerous multidrug-resistant bacteria, health officials are warning.

FDA advises against allowing sperm donation from gay men
NEW YORK - To the dismay of gay-rights activists, the Food and Drug Administration is about to implement new rules recommending that any man who has engaged in homosexual sex in the previous five years be barred from serving as an anonymous sperm donor.

Bloggers' conference emphasizes tools of reporting
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Bloggers - those Internet-based writers without rules - are fighting back against criticism that their work is unreliable, libelous or just poorly written.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Emily, Jacob again top list of baby names
WASHINGTON - A lot of kids must look up when teachers call out "Emily" or "Jacob" these days. Those were the most popular babies' names last year - and have been every year since the 1990s.

Mercedes-Benz M-Class gets serious
Mercedes-Benz, whose sport utility sales declined last year, looks to get back on track with a new, second-generation M-Class.

See old, new on home tour
A blend of old and new will highlight the Warren County (Ga.) Spring Tour of Homes.

Court blocks U.S. rules for anti-piracy TV technology
WASHINGTON - People buying the next generation of digital televisions will be able to record and then watch their favorite shows later, after all.

Mercedes-Benz M-Class gets serious
Mercedes-Benz, whose sport utility sales declined last year, looks to get back on track with a new, second-generation M-Class.

Most tires require air, not nitrogen
Q: I recently had to buy two tires for my 2000 Toyota Avalon. I bought them at a Costco in Southern California, and they were filled with nitrogen. Could you please explain the pros and cons of this practice and what to do if you get a flat? - Cliff Kendall, San Jose, Calif.

Bloggers' conference emphasizes tools of reporting
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Bloggers - those Internet-based writers without rules - are fighting back against criticism that their work is unreliable, libelous or just poorly written.

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Bride: 'I cannot fully explain what happened'
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks apologized Thursday for disappearing just before her wedding day, and insisted cryptically that her flight was prompted not by cold feet, but by "a host of compelling issues, which seemed out of control."

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GAINESVILLE - Runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks' phony report to police that she was sexually assaulted won't be a factor for a Georgia prosecutor considering criminal charges.

Preacher sentenced for stealing millions
ROME, Ga. - A small-town preacher was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison Thursday for stealing nearly $9 million from some 1,600 black churches across the country by promising them big returns on small investments.

Officials say state saw less tax profit
ATLANTA - The state took in slightly less money from taxes and fees in April than it did the year before, but overall collections for the year to date point to the strong chance that the government will have extra revenue on hand when the fiscal year ends in June.

Craig says prayer has guided him
District Attorney Danny Craig confessed that he was apprehensive about speaking to the National Day of Prayer gathering at Curtis Baptist Church on Thursday after he found out that it was a $25-a-plate breakfast.

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Officers keep armed man out
Richmond County deputy marshals arrested a man Thursday morning who they said tried to bring a gun into the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies investigated the robbery of a man whose jaw was broken by his assailants early Thursday morning, a police report says.

Pupils celebrate Mexican holiday
Holding on to the bottom edge of her red-and-white-checkered dress, Andrea Puccini twirled to a Latin beat before hundreds of Augusta Christian Schools pupils Thursday.

Aiken's Lobster Races act as reunion

Salvation Army to hold auction
The Salvation Army will hold an auto auction Saturday at its shelter at 1384 Greene St.

Call from Iraq gets student suspended
COLUMBUS, Ga. - A high school junior has been suspended for the rest of the school year for refusing to end a cell phone call from his mother, who is a solider in Iraq.

Bid for historic property gets OK
Local businessman Clay Boardman's bid for the former Houghton School and Widows Home properties was approved by city officials Thursday.

Aiken hospital shows off new intensive care rooms

Vandalism gets six teens expelled
Six students at two Richmond County schools have been expelled for trashing rival schools and causing costly vandalism, according to school tribunal reports.

Mosquitoes cause early itch this year

Concert to benefit music program
Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and entertainer Russell Joel Brown will perform with a partly pint-sized orchestra this weekend.

Officials are eager to hear about report

Kid of the day
Alexandra Brackett of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

Council's nonvote makes point

Judge orders wider range for jurors in Walker trial
Potential jurors in state Sen. Charles Walker's federal trial, set to begin May 23, will come from all over east central and southern Georgia.

Sewage seeps into office at Augusta jail
The you-know-what hit Richmond County sheriff's Chief Deputy Sid Hatfield's desk Thursday morning.

Manhunt ends in shootout with FBI
CONYERS, Ga. - A manhunt for a pair of Alabama bank robbery suspects who wounded a Columbus, Ga., police officer ended Thursday after a shootout with FBI agents at a Conyers, Ga., motel. One suspect was killed and an FBI agent was wounded, city officials said.

Young councilman is prepared for challenge
Jason Whinghter, North Augusta's newest city council member, is one of the city's youngest elected officials ever.

Across South Carolina
DENMARK - Two men drowned after their small boat overturned in a rural pond north of this Bamberg County town.

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Across Georgia
ATLANTA - If there is opposition to the state Department of Natural Resources' new rule concerning protests protected by the First Amendment, it failed to show up Thursday.

Students get ahead online
AIKEN - Marc Elraheb blogs seven days a week. Often, the Aiken High School junior uses class time to post entries about his hobbies, his school and other topics that interest him.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies investigated the robbery of a man whose jaw was broken by his assailants early Thursday morning, a police report says.

News you can use
On Mother's Day, mothers will be spoiled with attention, dined in retaurants and bedecked with flowers.

News you can use
Today the Godfather of Soul will take up a permanent place on Broad Street.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A longtime Lexington County prosecutor who was charged last week with drunken driving has agreed to turn in his county-owned car until his case is resolved.

Officers keep armed man out
Richmond County deputy marshals arrested a man Thursday morning who they said tried to bring a gun into the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building.

Georgia technical schools raise tuition

Augusta honors 'Godfather of Soul' with statue
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Showing he ain't too hip for the east Georgia town he calls home, entertainer James Brown was downtown Friday for the unveiling of a life-size bronze statue of the singer.

Bride: 'I cannot fully explain what happened'

Crash hospitalizes highway worker
A South Carolina Department of Transportation employee was airlifted to Medical College of Georgia Hospital this morning after a wreck left him pinned between two vehicles along Furys Ferry Road just across the South Carolina line.

Across South Carolina

Craig says prayer has guided him
District Attorney Danny Craig confessed that he was apprehensive about speaking to the National Day of Prayer gathering at Curtis Baptist Church on Thursday after he found out that it was a $25-a-plate breakfast.

Officers keep armed man out

Mosquitoes cause early itch this year
To the annoyances caused by highway construction, add another - mosquitoes.

Some discern a moral in Robin Williams' case

Man reflects on flight from Nazis
In the 1930s, a young Jewish teenager named Eric Fleishner faced a choice - to stay in Austria as the Nazis took power or to flee.

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Sewage seeps into office at Augusta jail
The you-know-what hit Richmond County sheriff's Chief Deputy Sid Hatfield's desk Thursday morning.

Crash hospitalizes highway worker

Georgia technical schools raise tuition
Tuition will increase more than 10 percent at technical colleges in Georgia in the coming year, a move expected to add college instructors and reduce the number of students on college waiting lists.

Kid of the day
Alexandra Brackett of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

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DOT worker loses legs in crash
A South Carolina Department of Transportation employee lost both legs to amputation after being pinned between two vehicles in a wreck near the state line, authorities said Friday.

Salvation Army to hold auction
The Salvation Army will hold an auto auction Saturday at its shelter at 1384 Greene St.

Across the area
Gov. Sonny Perdue signed legislation Friday that creates an at-large elected school board chairman position in Columbia County.

Manhunt ends in shootout with FBI
CONYERS, Ga. - A manhunt for a pair of Alabama bank robbery suspects who wounded a Columbus, Ga., police officer ended Thursday after a shootout with FBI agents at a Conyers, Ga., motel. One suspect was killed and an FBI agent was wounded, city officials said.

Aiken's Lobster Races act as reunion
AIKEN - After 21 years of organizing Aiken's Lobster Races, one of Todd Stilp's proudest achievements is attracting a diverse crowd.

Aiken hospital shows off new intensive care rooms
AIKEN - Aiken Regional Medical Centers unveiled a spacious and high-tech intensive care unit Thursday, among the last improvements included in the hospital's multimillion-dollar face lift.

Council's nonvote makes point
AIKEN - The Aiken County Council has delayed accepting the Department of Energy's annual payment for land it occupies at Savannah River Site, which some members of the council say is too low.

Across South Carolina
DENMARK - Two men drowned after their small boat overturned in a rural pond north of this Bamberg County town.

Some discern a moral in Robin Williams' case
In the wake of his conviction for health-care fraud in U.S. District Court in Augusta, some see the case of former Georgia Rep. Robin Williams as a cautionary tale.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - If there is opposition to the state Department of Natural Resources' new rule concerning protests protected by the First Amendment, it failed to show up Thursday.

Doctor humbly accepts award
Holding the James W. Bennett Advocate of the Child Award, Marshall Guill looked as if he would like to hand it off.

Bride: 'I cannot fully explain what happened'
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks apologized Thursday for disappearing just before her wedding day, and insisted cryptically that her flight was prompted not by cold feet, but by "a host of compelling issues, which seemed out of control."

Stopped man will be evaluated
A man whom Richmond County deputy marshals arrested Thursday for bringing a weapon into the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building has been sent to a local hospital for a mental evaluation, officials said Friday.

Students get ahead online

Across Georgia
GAINESVILLE - Runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks' phony report to police that she was sexually assaulted won't be a factor for a Georgia prosecutor considering criminal charges.

Young councilman is prepared for challenge

Across the area
Gov. Sonny Perdue signed legislation Friday that creates an at-large elected school board chairman position in Columbia County.

Stopped man will be evaluated

Kid of the day
Abby Nicole Bowser is today's Kid of the Day.

Police reopen some Atlanta child killing cases
ATLANTA - A police chief has reopened an investigation into four of the child slayings that terrorized the Atlanta area more than two decades ago, saying he believes the man suspected in most of the killings is innocent.

Augusta honors 'Godfather of Soul' with statue

Death penalty will be sought in court shootings
ATLANTA - A man accused of opening fire at a downtown courthouse where he was on trial for rape and killing a judge and three others during and after a furious escape was indicted Thursday on murder charges.

Manhunt ends in shootout with FBI

Williams is guilty on all 17 charges
A federal jury convicted former state Rep. Robin Williams of all criminal charges Thursday.

Craig says prayer has guided him

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Salvation Army to hold auction

Police respond to false alarm
Police responded to a reported armed robbery at a Grovetown grocery store Thursday morning only to find that there had been no robbery, or even a gun - only a customer with a comb.Police responded to a reported armed robbery at a Grovetown grocery store Thursday morning only to find that there had been no robbery, or even a gun - only a customer with a comb.

Judge orders wider range for jurors in Walker trial

Unveiling of Brown statue draws excited crowd
On Friday, Augusta gave music legend James Brown his big payback.

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Doctor humbly accepts award
Holding the James W. Bennett Advocate of the Child Award, Marshall Guill looked as if he would like to hand it off.

Sewage seeps into office at Augusta jail

Some discern a moral in Robin Williams' case
In the wake of his conviction for health-care fraud in U.S. District Court in Augusta, some see the case of former Georgia Rep. Robin Williams as a cautionary tale.

Man reflects on flight from Nazis

Police reopen some Atlanta child killing cases
ATLANTA - A police chief has reopened an investigation into four of the child slayings that terrorized the Atlanta area more than two decades ago, saying he believes the man suspected in most of the killings is innocent.

Across the area

Reed, rival seek GOP support in state race
SAVANNAH, Ga. - If delegates to the Georgia Republican convention didn't know the name of Ralph Reed's opponent in the 2006 GOP primary for lieutenant governor, they found out as soon as they checked into the Westin Savannah Harbor hotel.

Officials say state saw less tax profit

Georgia technical schools raise tuition
Tuition will increase more than 10 percent at technical colleges in Georgia in the coming year, a move expected to add college instructors and reduce the number of students on college waiting lists.

Across South Carolina

Council's nonvote makes point
AIKEN - The Aiken County Council has delayed accepting the Department of Energy's annual payment for land it occupies at Savannah River Site, which some members of the council say is too low.

Police reopen some Atlanta child killing cases

Aiken's Lobster Races act as reunion
AIKEN - After 21 years of organizing Aiken's Lobster Races, one of Todd Stilp's proudest achievements is attracting a diverse crowd.

Doctor humbly accepts award

Students get ahead online
AIKEN - Marc Elraheb blogs seven days a week. Often, the Aiken High School junior uses class time to post entries about his hobbies, his school and other topics that interest him.

Backpack gets man in trouble
Retracing your steps is a good way to recover missing belongings.

Counties unite to seek state funds
Columbia County development officials say a joint effort with McDuffie and Lincoln counties is progressing and the informal relationship could lead to state funding for economic infrastructure developments this year.

Across the area

Kid of the day
Abby Nicole Bowser is today's Kid of the Day.

Judge orders wider range for jurors in Walker trial
Potential jurors in state Sen. Charles Walker's federal trial, set to begin May 23, will come from all over east central and southern Georgia.

Police reopen some Atlanta child killing cases
ATLANTA - A police chief has reopened an investigation into four of the child slayings that terrorized the Atlanta area more than two decades ago, saying he believes the man suspected in most of the killings is innocent.

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Officials say state saw less tax profit
ATLANTA - The state took in slightly less money from taxes and fees in April than it did the year before, but overall collections for the year to date point to the strong chance that the government will have extra revenue on hand when the fiscal year ends in June.

Man reflects on flight from Nazis
In the 1930s, a young Jewish teenager named Eric Fleishner faced a choice - to stay in Austria as the Nazis took power or to flee.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A longtime Lexington County prosecutor who was charged last week with drunken driving has agreed to turn in his county-owned car until his case is resolved.

Aiken hospital shows off new intensive care rooms
AIKEN - Aiken Regional Medical Centers unveiled a spacious and high-tech intensive care unit Thursday, among the last improvements included in the hospital's multimillion-dollar face lift.

News you can use
On Mother's Day, mothers will be spoiled with attention, dined in retaurants and bedecked with flowers.

Pupils learn math through 'jobs' in class
The second-graders of Betty Kelley's class busily stuffed hotdogs into buns as they prepared to open their restaurant, Kelley and Kids Kool Kafe, on Friday afternoon.

Mosquitoes cause early itch this year
To the annoyances caused by highway construction, add another - mosquitoes.

Stopped man will be evaluated
A man whom Richmond County deputy marshals arrested Thursday for bringing a weapon into the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building has been sent to a local hospital for a mental evaluation, officials said Friday.

Officials are eager to hear about report
ATLANTA - Like expectant parents, community leaders and state officials are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a report by the Department of Defense on the future of Georgia's 13 military bases.

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Young councilman is prepared for challenge
Jason Whinghter, North Augusta's newest city council member, is one of the city's youngest elected officials ever.

Not raising grade gets teacher fired
ATLANTA - A Gwinnett County teacher was fired early Friday after refusing to raise a student athlete's grade he lowered because the student appeared to be sleeping in class.

Officials are eager to hear about report
ATLANTA - Like expectant parents, community leaders and state officials are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a report by the Department of Defense on the future of Georgia's 13 military bases.

Early entries weaken NCAA, NBA
With one simple statement, so much was lost. "I've decided to take my talent to the NBA draft this year," said former Georgia signee Louis Williams of South Gwinnett High.

Early entries weaken NCAA, NBA
With one simple statement, so much was lost. "I've decided to take my talent to the NBA draft this year," said former Georgia signee Louis Williams of South Gwinnett High.

Handy Award winners have the blues
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite each won three awards at the 26th annual W.C. Handy Awards, and B.B. King was named entertainer of the year for the seventh time in a row.

Handy Award winners have the blues
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite each won three awards at the 26th annual W.C. Handy Awards, and B.B. King was named entertainer of the year for the seventh time in a row.

Handy Award winners have the blues

Darlington bucks NASCAR tradition

Darlington bucks NASCAR tradition
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Jim Hunter remembers the clunker of a deal NASCAR had the last time it squared off with Mother's Day nearly two decades ago.

Kenseth breezes to victory
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Matt Kenseth took control in the second half of the race and pulled away to a convincing victory Friday night in the first NASCAR Busch Series event under the lights at Darlington Raceway.

Kenseth breezes to victory
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Matt Kenseth took control in the second half of the race and pulled away to a convincing victory Friday night in the first NASCAR Busch Series event under the lights at Darlington Raceway.

Kenseth breezes to victory

Kahne on pole at 'scary' Darlington
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Kurt Busch had two words to describe the Darlington Raceway Friday during qualifying: "It's scary."

Darlington bucks NASCAR tradition
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Jim Hunter remembers the clunker of a deal NASCAR had the last time it squared off with Mother's Day nearly two decades ago.

Kahne on pole at 'scary' Darlington
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Kurt Busch had two words to describe the Darlington Raceway Friday during qualifying: "It's scary."

Kahne on pole at 'scary' Darlington

Wizards beat Bulls in final seconds
WASHINGTON - Yes, Washington, basketball life does exist beyond the first round of the playoffs. For the first time since 1982, the franchise is headed there.

Wizards beat Bulls in final seconds
WASHINGTON - Yes, Washington, basketball life does exist beyond the first round of the playoffs. For the first time since 1982, the franchise is headed there.

Now they know: Heat hosting Washington on Sunday
MIAMI - The wait is over for the Miami Heat. After nearly a week of prepping for an unknown opponent, the Heat now can turn all their attention to the Washington Wizards. Washington's 94-91 win over Chicago on Friday night sent the Wizards into the Eastern Conference semifinals against top-seeded Miami.

Wizards beat Bulls in final seconds

Bowen's style has Allen mad
SEATTLE - Ray Allen took a seat on a water bucket after practice Thursday, and it wasn't long before he was asked about Bruce Bowen.

Rockets tie series with Mavericks

Boston outlasts Indiana in overtime
INDIANAPOLIS - In the wildest game yet of a series headed to a Game 7, the Celtics overcame the late ejection of Paul Pierce to send their first-round matchup with the Indiana Pacers back to Boston.

Rockets tie series with Mavericks
HOUSTON - Tracy McGrady was not going to endure another first-round meltdown without a fight.

Rockets tie series with Mavericks
HOUSTON - Tracy McGrady was not going to endure another first-round meltdown without a fight.

Pistons play waiting game for second-round opponent
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Lindsey Hunter enjoys resting and spending time with his family while the Detroit Pistons await their second-round playoff series.

USC Aiken hires new coach
When he speaks, Vince Alexander sounds like a man sold on USC Aiken. And the school is sold on him as well.

USC Aiken hires new coach
When he speaks, Vince Alexander sounds like a man sold on USC Aiken. And the school is sold on him as well.

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Mr. John T. Brabham (SYCAMORE, S.C.)

Mrs. Elsie Isom (ELLENWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Isolene Porter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Mae Kelley (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Rev. Grady Slaugther (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Dea. Arnicus Harrison, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert Whitfield, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen M. Hobbs (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Theodore T. Wright (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Chester Woods (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Richard E. Ramsey, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joshua J. Wooden (JACKSON, S.C.)

Wade K. Thomas, Jr. (DECATUR, Ga.)

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Mrs. Edith T. Hammond (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. John Daggett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Chester Woods (EVANS, Ga.)

Rev. Paul Reeves, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Dobbins (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Mae Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pansy Stillinger (SALLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Joel E. Weeks (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Allan Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Belinda Johnson (OCONEE, Ga.)

Mr. John Henry West (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche B. Crain (DUNCAN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Jimmerson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Harry W. Cason (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Patricia Eubanks (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. James Turner (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Patrick (Crawfordville, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Dobbins (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Mae Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin Ingram, Sr. (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mr. David Blocker (AIKEN, S.C.)

1SG Carlton Lee "Pete" Webber (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby R. McKenzie (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Freeman, Sr. (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. John L. Keyes, III (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

SFC (Ret.) Leon Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Freeman, Sr. (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Phoneise Hodges (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Geraldine Garber (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. James Clifford Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Swint (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sallie Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Mae Smith (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Etheridge (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin Ingram, Sr. (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mr. David Blocker (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Robert K. Arant, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Reynolds (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Sallie Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John L. Keyes, III (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Maxine Hooks (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Bray (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Brown (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Thoroughbreds advance to third round

Overtime

S. Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame inducts Fox, Barnes

Kentucky Derby field loaded with speed, stalkers

Mullins brings another long shot to Derby

Boss, Bellamy Road set for Kentucky Derby run

Multiple sclerosis won't stop trainer at Derby

Carrying Steinbrenner around is no small feat

Sharapova to face hot Henin-Hardenne in quarters

Agassi handles wind, Hrbaty to reach Rome semis

Roddick's good sportsmanship is costly

SCHSL Track Championships results

Henin-Hardenne blocks Sharapova's bid for No. 1

Overtime

Overtime
In Columbus, Ga., Michael Wagner's single in the top of the 12th started a three-run inning to lead the Augusta GreenJackets to a 6-3 victory over the Columbus Catfish.

Thoroughbreds advance to third round
AIKEN - Jamal Geathers slept well Thursday night. The South Aiken forward couldn't have said that last season.

Sharapova to face hot Henin-Hardenne in quarters
BERLIN - Kim Clijsters slid awkwardly as she chased down a ball in her third-round match at the German Open. She tried to keep playing, but the pain in her knee was too much to bear.

SCHSL Track Championships results
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Results Friday from the South Carolina High School League track and field championships (remainder of meet takes place Saturday):

Elder Perry absent from Hall of Fame induction
COLUMBIA - One of the state's most recognizable athletes was nowhere to be found Thursday as the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2005.

Agassi handles wind, Hrbaty to reach Rome semis
ROME - With the wind kicking up and shots hard to judge, Andre Agassi stuck to cautious tennis.

Multiple sclerosis won't stop trainer at Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kiaran McLaughlin woke up in the middle of the night in October 1998 with excruciating pain in his neck and shoulders.

Carrying Steinbrenner around is no small feat
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As if carrying the jockey wasn't burden enough, there is the owner.

Sharapova to face hot Henin-Hardenne in quarters
BERLIN - Kim Clijsters slid awkwardly as she chased down a ball in her third-round match at the German Open. She tried to keep playing, but the pain in her knee was too much to bear.

Kentucky Derby field loaded with speed, stalkers
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Front runners and speed could make for a contentious Kentucky Derby.

S. Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame inducts Fox, Barnes
COLUMBIA, S.C. - At 6-foot-5 and still growing, Jim Fox was so uncoordinated he couldn't make his Georgia high school team, let alone think about muscling up against Wilt Chamberlin and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Boss, Bellamy Road set for Kentucky Derby run
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The day before the Kentucky Derby, everybody was curious about George.

S. Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame inducts Fox, Barnes
COLUMBIA, S.C. - At 6-foot-5 and still growing, Jim Fox was so uncoordinated he couldn't make his Georgia high school team, let alone think about muscling up against Wilt Chamberlin and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Baffert wants to see run for Triple Crown
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Bob Baffert is rooting for another run at the Triple Crown, even if it doesn't involve him.

Overtime
Former Hephzibah High and Clemson standout Itoro Coleman has been retained as a Clemson assistant by new coach Christy McKinney.

SCHSL Track Championships results
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Results Friday from the South Carolina High School League track and field championships (remainder of meet takes place Saturday):

Mullins brings another long shot to Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Jeff Mullins would like to forget his winter of discontent, and not just because record rainfall in Southern California made for countless dreary, soggy days at the racetrack.

Henin-Hardenne blocks Sharapova's bid for No. 1
BERLIN - Maria Sharapova's bid to become the top-ranked player by winning the German Open ended Friday with a 6-2, 6-4 loss to Justine Henin-Hardenne in a cold and rainy quarterfinal.

Henin-Hardenne blocks Sharapova's bid for No. 1
BERLIN - Maria Sharapova's bid to become the top-ranked player by winning the German Open ended Friday with a 6-2, 6-4 loss to Justine Henin-Hardenne in a cold and rainy quarterfinal.

Agassi handles wind, Hrbaty to reach Rome semis
ROME - With the wind kicking up and shots hard to judge, Andre Agassi stuck to cautious tennis.

Mullins brings another long shot to Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Jeff Mullins would like to forget his winter of discontent, and not just because record rainfall in Southern California made for countless dreary, soggy days at the racetrack.

Carrying Steinbrenner around is no small feat
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As if carrying the jockey wasn't burden enough, there is the owner.

Roddick's good sportsmanship is costly
ROME - Andy Roddick could have let a bad call stand and joined Andre Agassi in the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters.

Boss, Bellamy Road set for Kentucky Derby run
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The day before the Kentucky Derby, everybody was curious about George.

Thoroughbreds advance to third round
AIKEN - Jamal Geathers slept well Thursday night. The South Aiken forward couldn't have said that last season.

Kentucky Derby field loaded with speed, stalkers
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Front runners and speed could make for a contentious Kentucky Derby.

Overtime
Former Hephzibah High and Clemson standout Itoro Coleman has been retained as a Clemson assistant by new coach Christy McKinney.

Multiple sclerosis won't stop trainer at Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kiaran McLaughlin woke up in the middle of the night in October 1998 with excruciating pain in his neck and shoulders.

Overtime
In Columbus, Ga., Michael Wagner's single in the top of the 12th started a three-run inning to lead the Augusta GreenJackets to a 6-3 victory over the Columbus Catfish.

Roddick's good sportsmanship is costly
ROME - Andy Roddick could have let a bad call stand and joined Andre Agassi in the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters.

49ers get first look at QB of the future
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Alex Smith stepped all the way up to the line, barked out signals and flawlessly took the snap. An instant later, the ball was on the ground when Smith bumped into his fullback.

Mother, daughter sing, pray for people they meet
A cluster of houses at the end of Old South Road in Beech Island makes up a compound belonging to several generations of singer Flo Carter's family.

Letters honoring mothers to be readLetters about mother
On Mother's Day, preachers at Bible Deliverance Temple often shared the microphone with members who want to remember their mothers.

Mother, daughter sing, pray for people they meet
A cluster of houses at the end of Old South Road in Beech Island makes up a compound belonging to several generations of singer Flo Carter's family.

Does the Bible belong in the jury room?
Pope John Paul II died days after a ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court that related indirectly to one of the Polish pontiff's notable innovations in Catholic teaching.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send 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 30903-1928.

Faith digest
Home-schooling families will get to check out teaching materials from Aiken 2 learn, Aiken Technical College, Christian Curriculum Connection, 4H and the University of South Carolina at Aiken at 8:30 a.m. today at River of Life Church, 1411 York St. N.E. in Aiken. The event is sponsored by Palmetto Independent Educators. For information, call (803) 643-0807.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send 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 30903-1928.

Does the Bible belong in the jury room?
Pope John Paul II died days after a ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court that related indirectly to one of the Polish pontiff's notable innovations in Catholic teaching.

Churches learn to minister by the numbers
Curt Watke wants churches to do more than hang a sign on the door that says "Everybody welcome. Y'all come."

God can ease that yoke of addiction
Paul in Galatians expressed anger toward those believers who had gained freedom from the bondage of sin, suffering and death only to succumb to a bondage to the law, obedience to the law rather than God's grace in Christ.

Letters honoring mothers to be readLetters about mother
On Mother's Day, preachers at Bible Deliverance Temple often shared the microphone with members who want to remember their mothers.

Early entries weaken NCAA, NBA

Reporter plays a role on 'All My Children' wedding

SpongeBob returns to little screen
For most TV shows, May is a time of closure, of winding down and shuttering up the shop for the summer.

Paula Abdul at the center of 'Idol' controversy
NEW YORK - "American Idol" has kicked off contestants for concealing sordid secrets about their pasts - including Corey Clark, who now says he had an affair with judge Paula Abdul while competing two years ago.

Report: Paula Abdul to make appearance on 'SNL'

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 25-May 1. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

Contestant won't help Fox investigate Abdul
NEW YORK - The former "American Idol" contestant who claims he had an affair with judge Paula Abdul said Thursday he won't help Fox investigate his charges.

Reporter plays a role on 'All My Children' wedding
BOCA RATON, Fla. - One day last month, I abandoned my normal life and became a soap star.

Report: Paula Abdul to make appearance on 'SNL'
NEW YORK - Apparently Paula Abdul has no plans to keep a low profile.

'The Amazing Race' is down to final three teams

'Chappelle's Show' production is suspended
NEW YORK - Production of the popular Comedy Central series "Chappelle's Show" has been suspended and its third season's premiere indefinitely delayed.

Ratings for basic cable networks

'The Amazing Race' is down to final three teams
NEW YORK - The oldest couple on CBS' "The Amazing Race" have been eliminated, leaving the final three teams to scamper across the finish line.

Contestant won't help Fox investigate Abdul

Paula Abdul at the center of 'Idol' controversy
NEW YORK - "American Idol" has kicked off contestants for concealing sordid secrets about their pasts - including Corey Clark, who now says he had an affair with judge Paula Abdul while competing two years ago.

Paula Abdul at the center of 'Idol' controversy

Report: Paula Abdul to make appearance on 'SNL'
NEW YORK - Apparently Paula Abdul has no plans to keep a low profile.

Susan Lucci walks down marriage memory lane

Susan Lucci walks down marriage memory lane
NEW YORK - When it comes to daytime TV weddings, the tenth time really is the charm for Erica Kane, the vampy center of ABC's "All My Children" played for 35 years by Susan Lucci.

Susan Lucci walks down marriage memory lane
NEW YORK - When it comes to daytime TV weddings, the tenth time really is the charm for Erica Kane, the vampy center of ABC's "All My Children" played for 35 years by Susan Lucci.

'The Amazing Race' is down to final three teams
NEW YORK - The oldest couple on CBS' "The Amazing Race" have been eliminated, leaving the final three teams to scamper across the finish line.

Reporter plays a role on 'All My Children' wedding
BOCA RATON, Fla. - One day last month, I abandoned my normal life and became a soap star.

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 25-May 1. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

'Sopranos' star considers plea deal in assault case
NEW YORK - Vincent Pastore, who played gangster "Big Pussy" on HBO's "The Sopranos," is considering a plea deal offer over an alleged assault on his former girlfriend.

Contestant won't help Fox investigate Abdul
NEW YORK - The former "American Idol" contestant who claims he had an affair with judge Paula Abdul said Thursday he won't help Fox investigate his charges.

Jackson defense opens case, loses bid for acquittal

People in the News

Horrors! Paris Hilton burns to be an actor

Mothers trusted Jackson with their sons

People in the News

Top 20 Concert Tours

South Carolina hires equestrian assistant
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina has hired Ruth Sorrel, a former captain for the Gamecock equestrian team, as an assistant coach.

Tennessee tops South Carolina 3-2

South Carolina hires equestrian assistant
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina has hired Ruth Sorrel, a former captain for the Gamecock equestrian team, as an assistant coach.

South Carolina hires equestrian assistant

Tennessee tops South Carolina 3-2
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Julio Borbon singled in Josh Alley in the eighth as Tennessee beat South Carolina 3-2 on Friday night.

Tennessee tops South Carolina 3-2
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Julio Borbon singled in Josh Alley in the eighth as Tennessee beat South Carolina 3-2 on Friday night.

Rock paper scissors ends art auction dispute

Odds and Ends

Mexican city holds 'donkey derby'

Truck carrying yearbooks plunges into waterway

Odds and Ends

Faith calendar

Mother, daughter sing, pray for people they meet

Letters honoring mothers to be readLetters about mother

Does the Bible belong in the jury room?