Boston sports a winner in this essay collection
Mention Bird, Boggs, Orr, Kelley, Marciano or Ouimet to a Boston sports fan and you will hear tales of triumph, heartache, struggle and endurance.

Boston sports a winner in this essay collection
Mention Bird, Boggs, Orr, Kelley, Marciano or Ouimet to a Boston sports fan and you will hear tales of triumph, heartache, struggle and endurance.

Books of historic ads reflect life in bygone days

Books of historic ads reflect life in bygone days
If you want to go back in recent history for a glimpse of daily life among typical Americans, don't bother searching for a time machine.

Hot summer books: from Harry to love
NEW YORK - The hot books this summer are as varied as the shades of the sea, but book sellers agree that Nicole Krauss' "The History of Love" is at the top of the sand pile - after "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Price," that is.

Hot summer books: from Harry to love
NEW YORK - The hot books this summer are as varied as the shades of the sea, but book sellers agree that Nicole Krauss' "The History of Love" is at the top of the sand pile - after "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Price," that is.

Hot summer books: from Harry to love

Boston sports a winner in this essay collection

Books of historic ads reflect life in bygone days
If you want to go back in recent history for a glimpse of daily life among typical Americans, don't bother searching for a time machine.

Dodgers activate Gagne from DL
LOS ANGELES - Dodgers closer Eric Gagne was activated from the disabled list Saturday night and was available to pitch against the Atlanta Braves after he appealed his two-game suspension for heckling an umpire.

Dodgers activate Gagne from DL

Bulldogs can't clamp down on state title

Patriots dodge Bulldogs
Bradley Logan started Saturday's game at catcher for the Westside Patriots.

Patriots dodge Bulldogs
Bradley Logan started Saturday's game at catcher for the Westside Patriots.

Bulldogs romp in Game 3, advance
CORDELE, Ga. - Rusty James got the win and added two hits as Harlem beat Crisp County, 13-2 on Friday afternoon, to win their Class AAA opening-round baseball series.

Bulldogs romp in Game 3, advance

Bulldogs can't clamp down on state title
GREENWOOD, S.C. - It was too good to be true. With a third state title in his grasp, Silver Bluff coach Eric Hofstetter was nervous. He briefly rested his head against the dugout fence in the bottom of the seventh, hoping for a miracle.

Bulldogs romp in Game 3, advance
CORDELE, Ga. - Rusty James got the win and added two hits as Harlem beat Crisp County, 13-2 on Friday afternoon, to win their Class AAA opening-round baseball series.

Razorbacks easily advance
Going where no Razorbacks baseball team has been before has created quite the scene at Cross Creek.

Bulldogs can't clamp down on state title
GREENWOOD, S.C. - It was too good to be true. With a third state title in his grasp, Silver Bluff coach Eric Hofstetter was nervous. He briefly rested his head against the dugout fence in the bottom of the seventh, hoping for a miracle.

Dodgers activate Gagne from DL
LOS ANGELES - Dodgers closer Eric Gagne was activated from the disabled list Saturday night and was available to pitch against the Atlanta Braves after he appealed his two-game suspension for heckling an umpire.

Patriots dodge Bulldogs

Fort Gordon is still safe today, thanks to a former governor

Savanna Grace Evans

Emily Elise Echols
Jonathan and Leslie Echols of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Elise, born April 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Charles Elliott Schwan
Steven and Carol Schwan of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Elliott, born April 20, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Amy Nichole Rosier

Savanna Grace Evans
David and Jennifer Evans of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Savanna Grace, born April 21, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Alton Lee John Harris, Jr.

Callie Mae Robinette
Larry and Any Robinette of Appling are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Callie Mae, born April 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

MaKayla and Brooklyn Shiver

Marlie Bryana Manning
Tommy and Danielle Manning of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Marlie Bryana, born April 13, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Maleik Demarr Williams

Patrick Michael Reese
Bob and Lachlan Reese of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Patrick Michael, born April 29, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 11:22 a.m., weighed 8 labs 12 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Patrick Lambert of Atlanta and Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Mastej of Bonita Springs, Fla. He was welcomed home by big brother, James Flynn, 18 months old.

Myles Alexander Edwards

Charles Elliott Schwan

Patrick Michael Reese

Jerry MacArthur Teague
Cheree Newton and Jerry M. Teague, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jerry MacArthur, born April 22, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Titus Anthony Driggers

Amy Nichole Rosier
James and Colleen Rosier of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Amy Nichole, born April 29, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Riley Parker Moreno

Maleik Demarr Williams
Candice McKinney and Ed Williams, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Maleik Demarr, born April 15, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Braydon William Fricks

Jason Reed Sikes
Jason and Penny Sikes are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jason Reed, born March 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jason Reed Sikes

Titus Anthony Driggers
Michael and Dawn Driggers of Barnwell, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Titus Anthony, born April 28, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken. He was welcomed home by siblings, Taylor, Sierra, Dakota, Ravyn and Maddyx.

Jerry MacArthur Teague

James Edward Spears
James and Autumn Spears of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Edward 'Jace', born February 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Thomas Trent O'Hara

Jacob Zachariah Roose
William and Tami Roose of Belvedere are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Zachariah, born March 3, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 1:34 p.m., weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Jerry and Brenda Bruner of Belvedere, S.C. and William and Leila Roose of North Augusta. He was welcomed home by big brother, Alec, 11.

Emily Elise Echols

Emma Jean Knox

Thomas Trent O'Hara
Billy and Sherry O'Hara of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Thomas, Trent, born April 27, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

James Edward Spears
James and Autumn Spears of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Edward 'Jace', born February 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Amy Nichole Rosier
James and Colleen Rosier of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Amy Nichole, born April 29, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Savanna Grace Evans
David and Jennifer Evans of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Savanna Grace, born April 21, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

MaKayla and Brooklyn Shiver
Bill and Thomi Shiver of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, MaKayla Ann and Brooklyn Reece, bon April 27, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. MaKayla made her debut at 3:37 p.m., weighed 3 lbs 15 oz and was 16 1/2 inches long. Brooklyn mad her debut at 3:45 p.m., was 4 lbs 14 oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long. Proud grandparents are Von and Steve Schmidt of Hephzibah and Janie Martin and B.J. Hodges, both of Athens.

Thomas Trent O'Hara
Billy and Sherry O'Hara of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Thomas, Trent, born April 27, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Charles Elliott Schwan
Steven and Carol Schwan of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Elliott, born April 20, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

MaKayla and Brooklyn Shiver
Bill and Thomi Shiver of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, MaKayla Ann and Brooklyn Reece, bon April 27, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. MaKayla made her debut at 3:37 p.m., weighed 3 lbs 15 oz and was 16 1/2 inches long. Brooklyn mad her debut at 3:45 p.m., was 4 lbs 14 oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long. Proud grandparents are Von and Steve Schmidt of Hephzibah and Janie Martin and B.J. Hodges, both of Athens.

Emma Jean Knox
Ronald and Jenny Knox of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Jean, born April 21, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 12:$3 p.m., weighed 8 labs. 4 oz. and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Fred and Kay Rexer, Dan and Jenny McAlhany, all of Grovetown; Ronnie and Mary Knox of Augusta and Mera Knox of Appling and the late Irving Knox. She was welcomed home by big sister, Mary Kay, 2 1/2.

Emma Jean Knox
Ronald and Jenny Knox of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Jean, born April 21, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 12:$3 p.m., weighed 8 labs. 4 oz. and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Fred and Kay Rexer, Dan and Jenny McAlhany, all of Grovetown; Ronnie and Mary Knox of Augusta and Mera Knox of Appling and the late Irving Knox. She was welcomed home by big sister, Mary Kay, 2 1/2.

Maleik Demarr Williams
Candice McKinney and Ed Williams, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Maleik Demarr, born April 15, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Riley Parker Moreno
Roland and Tara Moreno of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Riley Parker, born April 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Callie Mae Robinette

Bradey Alan Newsome
Alan and Laurie Newsome of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Bradey Alan, born March 29, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Baylen Xavier D'Antignac

Baylen Xavier D'Antignac
James and Ivy D'Antignac of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son Baylen Xavier, born April 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Bradey Alan Newsome
Alan and Laurie Newsome of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Bradey Alan, born March 29, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Myles Alexander Edwards
Marion and Tennille Edwards of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Myles Alexander, born May 4, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Marlie Bryana Manning
Tommy and Danielle Manning of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Marlie Bryana, born April 13, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Jacob Zachariah Roose

Baylen Xavier D'Antignac
James and Ivy D'Antignac of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son Baylen Xavier, born April 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Braydon William Fricks
Darby and Shallon Fricks of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Braydon William, born April 21, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 12:58 p.m., weighed 8 lbs 12 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Karen and Terry Shonkwiler of Martinez, Dean and Deb Bays of Charleston, S.C. and Vicki Fricks of North Augusta and the late Barry Fricks of North Augusta.

Jason Reed Sikes
Jason and Penny Sikes are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jason Reed, born March 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jerry MacArthur Teague
Cheree Newton and Jerry M. Teague, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jerry MacArthur, born April 22, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Jacob Zachariah Roose
William and Tami Roose of Belvedere are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Zachariah, born March 3, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 1:34 p.m., weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Jerry and Brenda Bruner of Belvedere, S.C. and William and Leila Roose of North Augusta. He was welcomed home by big brother, Alec, 11.

Callie Mae Robinette
Larry and Any Robinette of Appling are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Callie Mae, born April 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Emily Elise Echols
Jonathan and Leslie Echols of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Elise, born April 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ja'Siiyah Necole Holmes
Tonya Starks and John Holmes are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ja'Siiyah Necole, born May 1, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Titus Anthony Driggers
Michael and Dawn Driggers of Barnwell, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Titus Anthony, born April 28, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken. He was welcomed home by siblings, Taylor, Sierra, Dakota, Ravyn and Maddyx.

Marlie Bryana Manning

Alton Lee John Harris, Jr.
lton and Kelly Harris of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alton Lee John, born April 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Bradey Alan Newsome

James Edward Spears

Patrick Michael Reese
Bob and Lachlan Reese of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Patrick Michael, born April 29, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 11:22 a.m., weighed 8 labs 12 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Patrick Lambert of Atlanta and Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Mastej of Bonita Springs, Fla. He was welcomed home by big brother, James Flynn, 18 months old.

Braydon William Fricks
Darby and Shallon Fricks of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Braydon William, born April 21, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 12:58 p.m., weighed 8 lbs 12 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Karen and Terry Shonkwiler of Martinez, Dean and Deb Bays of Charleston, S.C. and Vicki Fricks of North Augusta and the late Barry Fricks of North Augusta.

Riley Parker Moreno
Roland and Tara Moreno of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Riley Parker, born April 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Myles Alexander Edwards
Marion and Tennille Edwards of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Myles Alexander, born May 4, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Alton Lee John Harris, Jr.
lton and Kelly Harris of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alton Lee John, born April 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Stripped of pensions, flight attendants do likewise
CHICAGO - While some United Airlines employees are using placards and pamphlets to protest the loss of their pensions, a group of flight attendants is taking a more risque tack - showing some skin to publicize their plight.

Fingertip found in chili traced to industrial accident
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The mysterious finger that a woman claimed to have found in a bowl of Wendy's chili came from an associate of her husband who lost the finger in an industrial accident, police said Friday.

Group drops proposal to allow shooting of stray cats
MANITOWOC, Wis. - A month after Gov. Jim Doyle said a plan to allow hunters to shoot stray cats was making Wisconsin a laughingstock, the public advisory group that raised the issue decided Friday to let it die.

Stripped of pensions, flight attendants do likewise
CHICAGO - While some United Airlines employees are using placards and pamphlets to protest the loss of their pensions, a group of flight attendants is taking a more risque tack - showing some skin to publicize their plight.

Fingertip found in chili traced to industrial accident
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The mysterious finger that a woman claimed to have found in a bowl of Wendy's chili came from an associate of her husband who lost the finger in an industrial accident, police said Friday.

Giles, team give hope to epileptic 11-year-old

Giles, team give hope to epileptic 11-year-old
DUBLIN, Ga. - Take a peek inside the blue folder Destiny Rhodes totes around in her book bag. It's labeled "Braves."

Jones homers twice as Braves beat Dodgers
LOS ANGELES - Eric Gagne returned Saturday night and gave up homers to Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones, his first two batters since coming off the disabled list, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1.

Jones homers twice as Braves beat Dodgers

Jones homers twice as Braves beat Dodgers
LOS ANGELES - Eric Gagne returned Saturday night and gave up homers to Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones, his first two batters since coming off the disabled list, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1.

L.A. Dodgers beat Atlanta Braves 7-4

Giles, team give hope to epileptic 11-year-old
DUBLIN, Ga. - Take a peek inside the blue folder Destiny Rhodes totes around in her book bag. It's labeled "Braves."

L.A. Dodgers beat Atlanta Braves 7-4
LOS ANGELES - Milton Bradley picked up Jeff Weaver with one of his biggest hits as a Los Angeles Dodger.

L.A. Dodgers beat Atlanta Braves 7-4
LOS ANGELES - Milton Bradley picked up Jeff Weaver with one of his biggest hits as a Los Angeles Dodger.

Company builds a new generation of workers

Blue chips fall amid grim data
NEW YORK - Investors abandoned blue chips and other large-cap stocks Friday as a lower-than-expected consumer confidence report fed into Wall Street's fears of an economic slowdown. The selloff overshadowed a technology sector rally prompted by robust earnings from Dell Inc.

ADHD treatments are moving to workplace
NEW YORK - Like dormitories and dining halls, Adderall was something Cory Clair figured he'd leave behind in college.

Company builds a new generation of workers
Edwin Thompson's family machine shop doesn't just make parts; it also aims to make the future of America's manufacturing industry a little brighter.

Xfire glues together players as online games expand
DALLAS - For many PC gamers, getting a group of friends together to engage in online battles in such multiplayer games as "Unreal Tournament 2004" or "Battlefield 1942" has always been a major problem.

Business calendar
Monday: Success Columbia County Style, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce networking event, 5-7 p.m., Hank Aaron Jaguar Land Rover, 4180 Washington Road, chamber members free, nonmembers $10, R.S.V.P. required, contact Terra Carroll at 651-0018 or tcarroll@columbiacountychamber.com.

Blue chips fall amid grim data

Property exchange is complicated
Q: I purchased a six-unit apartment building in southern Wisconsin four years ago. At the time I bought it, it was generating a good cash flow and a good rate of return on my purchase price. I would like to cash out on this property and buy something other than an apartment, because being a landlord, frankly, is not all that much fun.

Blue chips fall amid grim data
NEW YORK - Investors abandoned blue chips and other large-cap stocks Friday as a lower-than-expected consumer confidence report fed into Wall Street's fears of an economic slowdown. The selloff overshadowed a technology sector rally prompted by robust earnings from Dell Inc.

Business licenses from February
The following are business licenses from February.

Indian company moves to area
With a ceremony that included water from India being sprinkled on Columbia County soil, a company based in New Delhi broke ground on its first overseas location Friday morning in Horizon North Business Park.

ADHD treatments are moving to workplace
NEW YORK - Like dormitories and dining halls, Adderall was something Cory Clair figured he'd leave behind in college.

Biz bits

Biz bits
- Mike Steinhilper has joined Sherman and Hemstreet GMAC Real Estate as a sales agent. Mr. Steinhilper is a member of the North Augusta Board of Realtors.

Microsoft offers first official peek at Xbox 360

Xfire glues together players as online games expand

Property exchange is complicated

Quotas to be re-imposed on clothing

Property exchange is complicated
Q: I purchased a six-unit apartment building in southern Wisconsin four years ago. At the time I bought it, it was generating a good cash flow and a good rate of return on my purchase price. I would like to cash out on this property and buy something other than an apartment, because being a landlord, frankly, is not all that much fun.

Toyota fears U.S. backlash as GM struggles

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for April 27 to May 2. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Microsoft to test automated PC tuneup service

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Americans' confidence in the economy slipped in May despite other indications that they haven't been cowed by rising energy prices.

Xfire glues together players as online games expand
DALLAS - For many PC gamers, getting a group of friends together to engage in online battles in such multiplayer games as "Unreal Tournament 2004" or "Battlefield 1942" has always been a major problem.

Quotas to be re-imposed on clothing
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is re-imposing quotas on three categories of clothing imports from China, responding to complaints from domestic producers that a surge of Chinese imports was threatening thousands of U.S. jobs.

Microsoft offers first official peek at Xbox 360
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. says its next version of Xbox will thrill hard-core gamers with mind-blowing graphics and lure in newcomers with free online games, slideshows, music and video chats with friends.

Biz bits
- Mike Steinhilper has joined Sherman and Hemstreet GMAC Real Estate as a sales agent. Mr. Steinhilper is a member of the North Augusta Board of Realtors.

Business calendar
Monday: Success Columbia County Style, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce networking event, 5-7 p.m., Hank Aaron Jaguar Land Rover, 4180 Washington Road, chamber members free, nonmembers $10, R.S.V.P. required, contact Terra Carroll at 651-0018 or tcarroll@columbiacountychamber.com.

Business licenses from February

Company builds a new generation of workers
Edwin Thompson's family machine shop doesn't just make parts; it also aims to make the future of America's manufacturing industry a little brighter.

ADHD treatments are moving to workplace

Jobless claims post double-digit gains in Georgia
ATLANTA - New unemployment claims posted a double-digit rise in Georgia last month.

Oil prices finish the week 4.5 percent lower

Microsoft offers first official peek at Xbox 360
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. says its next version of Xbox will thrill hard-core gamers with mind-blowing graphics and lure in newcomers with free online games, slideshows, music and video chats with friends.

Richmond County property transfers

Toyota fears U.S. backlash as GM struggles
TOKYO - With the heads of General Motors and Toyota meeting this weekend in Japan, their concerns couldn't be more different: GM is losing money and market share, while its Japanese rival is worried about doing too well and sparking a protectionist backlash in the United States.

Business calendar

Oil prices finish the week 4.5 percent lower
WASHINGTON - Oil prices rose slightly on Friday but finished the week down 4.5 percent due to rising U.S. supplies, slower demand growth in China and a strengthening dollar.

Business licenses from February
The following are business licenses from February.

Microsoft to test automated PC tuneup service
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. is rolling out a test version of an all-in-one subscription service that will give computer users automated security updates, back up their files and run tuneups to make machines speedier.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for April 27 to May 2. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Quotas to be re-imposed on clothing
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is re-imposing quotas on three categories of clothing imports from China, responding to complaints from domestic producers that a surge of Chinese imports was threatening thousands of U.S. jobs.

Oil prices finish the week 4.5 percent lower
WASHINGTON - Oil prices rose slightly on Friday but finished the week down 4.5 percent due to rising U.S. supplies, slower demand growth in China and a strengthening dollar.

Microsoft to test automated PC tuneup service
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. is rolling out a test version of an all-in-one subscription service that will give computer users automated security updates, back up their files and run tuneups to make machines speedier.

Toyota fears U.S. backlash as GM struggles
TOKYO - With the heads of General Motors and Toyota meeting this weekend in Japan, their concerns couldn't be more different: GM is losing money and market share, while its Japanese rival is worried about doing too well and sparking a protectionist backlash in the United States.

Read the anonymous letter that led to Williams' trial

Read the anonymous letter that led to Williams' trial
This is the once-anonymous letter - with necessary editing and deletions - that Sharon Haire, a deputy director at the Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia, wrote in 2003 that sparked the state and federal criminal investigation that led to the conviction of former state Rep. Robin Williams, former center Director Mike Brockman, pharmacist Duncan Fordham, and lobbyists Rick Camp and Chad Long.

Read the anonymous letter that led to Williams' trial
This is the once-anonymous letter - with necessary editing and deletions - that Sharon Haire, a deputy director at the Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia, wrote in 2003 that sparked the state and federal criminal investigation that led to the conviction of former state Rep. Robin Williams, former center Director Mike Brockman, pharmacist Duncan Fordham, and lobbyists Rick Camp and Chad Long.

Tigers top Deacons in game of offense
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Clemson first basemen Andy D'Alessio went 3-for-6 with a three-run homer and six RBI as the Tigers rallied from an seven-run deficit to get past Wake Forest, 17-14, in 11 innings Saturday.

Tigers top Deacons in game of offense

Tigers top Deacons in game of offense
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Clemson first basemen Andy D'Alessio went 3-for-6 with a three-run homer and six RBI as the Tigers rallied from an seven-run deficit to get past Wake Forest, 17-14, in 11 innings Saturday.

ID in the driver's seat

ID in the driver's seat
Whenever our government tries to negatively impact illegal immigrants, the so-called immigrant rights groups go ballistic.

Fortified
How could we have known that even the remotest threat of closure would only end up making Fort Gordon stronger?

Fortified
How could we have known that even the remotest threat of closure would only end up making Fort Gordon stronger?

Dodging the bullet
It's unusual when a community's most important news story of the year is about something that didn't happen. But the announcement Friday that Fort Gordon is not on the Pentagon's base closure list is likely to be Augusta's biggest story of 2005.

Fortified

Dodging the bullet

Obey the rules
It's simply common sense, but sometimes it bears repeating: Obey the rules, and you'll stay out of trouble.

Dodging the bullet
It's unusual when a community's most important news story of the year is about something that didn't happen. But the announcement Friday that Fort Gordon is not on the Pentagon's base closure list is likely to be Augusta's biggest story of 2005.

ID in the driver's seat
Whenever our government tries to negatively impact illegal immigrants, the so-called immigrant rights groups go ballistic.

Former Jackson attorney says the pop star was a 'target'
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson's former attorney Mark Geragos testified at the pop star's child molestation trial Friday that Jackson told him his accuser had slept in his bed but that nothing sexual had happened.

Former Jackson attorney says the pop star was a 'target'
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson's former attorney Mark Geragos testified at the pop star's child molestation trial Friday that Jackson told him his accuser had slept in his bed but that nothing sexual had happened.

People in the News
LONDON - Cameron Diaz is suing the British tabloid newspaper The Sun over a story suggesting she was having an affair with a married man.

Model sues stepfather for stealing her money
NEW YORK - Calvin Klein model Maggie Rizer has filed a $24 million lawsuit against her imprisoned stepfather and several other individuals and businesses in connection with his theft of several million dollars from her.

Model sues stepfather for stealing her money
NEW YORK - Calvin Klein model Maggie Rizer has filed a $24 million lawsuit against her imprisoned stepfather and several other individuals and businesses in connection with his theft of several million dollars from her.

What happens to my phone service after the mergers?
Q. My telephone service provider is being acquired by another company that doesn't serve my area. What's going to happen to my service?

What happens to my phone service after the mergers?

What happens to my phone service after the mergers?
Q. My telephone service provider is being acquired by another company that doesn't serve my area. What's going to happen to my service?

College of Charleston wins finale against Georgia Southern
In Statesboro, Ga., Byron Barber and Brett Anderson both had three RBI as the College of Charleston crushed Georgia Southern 14-1 in the series finale.

Georgia Tech blanks Virginia Tech
ATLANTA - Tyler Greene had three RBIs with a home run and Lee Hyde pitched seven strong innings to help Georgia Tech to a 10-0 win over Virginia Tech Friday night.

Yellow Jackets pound Virginia Tech
ATLANTA - Matt Wieters had five RBIs and Jeff Kindel scored four runs to help Georgia Tech easily beat Virginia Tech 27-2 on Saturday night.

Yellow Jackets pound Virginia Tech
ATLANTA - Matt Wieters had five RBIs and Jeff Kindel scored four runs to help Georgia Tech easily beat Virginia Tech 27-2 on Saturday night.

Yellow Jackets pound Virginia Tech

Jackets sink Catfish
If you're ever at Lake Olmstead Stadium and the Augusta GreenJackets are losing, don't leave the ballpark.

Meredith off to rocky start
Exactly one week ago today, former Augusta GreenJackets closer Cla Meredith got his first experience of what most little boys dream about - playing in the major leagues.

Meredith off to rocky start
Exactly one week ago today, former Augusta GreenJackets closer Cla Meredith got his first experience of what most little boys dream about - playing in the major leagues.

Augusta triumphs dramatically again
Same score, similar ending, different opponent.

Augusta triumphs dramatically again
Same score, similar ending, different opponent.

Jackets sink Catfish
If you're ever at Lake Olmstead Stadium and the Augusta GreenJackets are losing, don't leave the ballpark.

USC Aiken hoping to ace final exam again

O'Hair poised for first win, leads by one
IRVING, Texas - Sean O'Hair is not interested in rehashing his long, troubled road to becoming a 22-year-old rookie on the PGA Tour. All that matters now is finishing it with a victory in the Byron Nelson Championship.

Stadler streaks to 60 at Angels
MILTON, Fla. - Craig Stadler shot 10-under-par 60 on Saturday to match the Champions Tour and Blue Angels Classic records, leaving him two strokes behind second-round leader Jim Thorpe.

USC Aiken hoping to ace final exam again
AIKEN - Now for the encore. After winning 10 tournaments this season, USC Aiken's golf team isn't through yet. The Pacers are hoping to add the icing to a magnificent run by capturing the top event of the year.

O'Hair poised for first win, leads by one

Sizziling Sorenstam could raise bar again
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - Annika Sorenstam finally had a few slip-ups, but they were hardly enough to stop the inevitable.

Woods misses cut for first time in 7 years

Woods licks wounds after missed cut
IRVING, Texas - Don't expect anyone to feel sorry for Tiger Woods, not even his friends.

Stadler streaks to 60 at Angels
MILTON, Fla. - Craig Stadler shot 10-under-par 60 on Saturday to match the Champions Tour and Blue Angels Classic records, leaving him two strokes behind second-round leader Jim Thorpe.

Woods misses cut for first time in 7 years
IRVING, Texas - Tiger Woods finally has a weekend off, missing the cut Friday at the Byron Nelson Championship to end his record of 142 consecutive cuts made over the last seven years on the PGA Tour.

O'Hair poised for first win, leads by one
IRVING, Texas - Sean O'Hair is not interested in rehashing his long, troubled road to becoming a 22-year-old rookie on the PGA Tour. All that matters now is finishing it with a victory in the Byron Nelson Championship.

Wie fails in bid to advance at U.S. Open qualifier
KAHUKU, Hawaii - Michelle Wie's bid to play in this year's U.S. Open is still alive - barely.

USC Aiken hoping to ace final exam again
AIKEN - Now for the encore. After winning 10 tournaments this season, USC Aiken's golf team isn't through yet. The Pacers are hoping to add the icing to a magnificent run by capturing the top event of the year.

Sorenstam running away with Chick-fil-A
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - So much for Annika Sorenstam's slump. One week after failing to make LPGA Tour history with her sixth straight win, Sorenstam is running away from a strong field at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship.

Sizziling Sorenstam could raise bar again
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - Annika Sorenstam finally had a few slip-ups, but they were hardly enough to stop the inevitable.

Woods misses cut for first time in 7 years
IRVING, Texas - Tiger Woods finally has a weekend off, missing the cut Friday at the Byron Nelson Championship to end his record of 142 consecutive cuts made over the last seven years on the PGA Tour.

Sizziling Sorenstam could raise bar again

Wie fails in bid to advance at U.S. Open qualifier
KAHUKU, Hawaii - Michelle Wie's bid to play in this year's U.S. Open is still alive - barely.

Stadler streaks to 60 at Angels

Sorenstam running away with Chick-fil-A
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - So much for Annika Sorenstam's slump. One week after failing to make LPGA Tour history with her sixth straight win, Sorenstam is running away from a strong field at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship.

Wie fails in bid to advance at U.S. Open qualifier

Woods licks wounds after missed cut

Woods licks wounds after missed cut
IRVING, Texas - Don't expect anyone to feel sorry for Tiger Woods, not even his friends.

Sorenstam running away with Chick-fil-A

Meredith off to rocky start

Augusta triumphs dramatically again

Jackets sink Catfish

Players' association cancels membership meeting
TORONTO - The NHL Players' Association will not hold a scheduled membership meeting at the end of the month because there has been little change in negotiations with the league on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Evacuation appeal studied to improve effectiveness
RALEIGH, N.C. - With an evacuation order in effect and tourists fleeing all around them, Joe and Margie Brecker decided to board up their Outer Banks home, settle in with their two cats and ride out Hurricane Isabel.

Memories of '04' still fresh as hurricane season looms
LAKE WALES, Fla. - Before last summer, Corrie Pope hardly gave a thought to preparing her rural mobile home for a catastrophic storm.

Alabama coast still cleaning up after Ivan
GULF SHORES, Ala. - Up and down Gulf Shores, the reminders of Hurricane Ivan's wrath are everywhere: boarded-up windows, buildings with gutted interiors, high-water stains and miles of new construction.

15 costliest hurricanes or tropical storms to hit the U.S.
For release weekend editions, May 14-15, and thereafterBYLINE1:By The Associated Press

Hurricanes spread dreaded citrus disease across Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - Of all the troubles blown into Florida's citrus groves from last year's hurricanes - toppled trees, ravaged fruit, floods - none was more potentially ruinous than a bacterial disease carried by winds from across the state.

States consider needs of animals during evacuations
ALBANY, Ga. - Volunteers who opened Georgia's first pet-friendly emergency shelter after Hurricane Floyd in 1999 anticipated the usual dogs, cats and maybe even a few birds.

Thousands in Florida still have no place to call home
TAMPA, Fla. - For thousands of Florida hurricane victims still suffering from last year's storms, a place to call home remains an elusive goal.

Companies pitch safe rooms, other protections
MIAMI - Got an extra $125,000 lying around? Spending that much would get rid of boring, uncomfortable stays in shelters and keep you safe in your own home when the next monster hurricane hits.

FEMA begins hurricane season with own storms brewing
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The agency charged with preparing and responding to weather emergencies is about to enter the next hurricane season with its own storms brewing.

Fort Gordon is still safe today, thanks to a former governor
It's one of those common stories in Augusta's history - fateful, important and now largely forgotten.

Fort Gordon is still safe today, thanks to a former governor
It's one of those common stories in Augusta's history - fateful, important and now largely forgotten.

Braves defeat Dodgers, 5-2
LOS ANGELES - Chipper and Andruw Jones each homered for the second straight game, Tim Hudson pitched six innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat Los Angeles 5-2 Sunday to knock the Dodgers out of first place for the first time since April 28.

Student parkers are menace
In response to the May 12 article about Evans High School students parking in Evanston ("Students could lose street parking rights"): I am angered at Principal Don Brigdon's response about the parking in our neighborhood: "It's not too many of them parking out there ... and it's enough to aggravate these neighborhood folks."Naomi Fenn, Evans

Jury convicted a good-hearted man
I am so tired of people bringing pharmacist Duncan Fordham's name down regarding his recent conviction for health-care fraud. If you do not know this man, then you could never know how much of a good-hearted man he is.Dulcie Rios, Hephzibah

Commissioner is an obstructionist
It seems that our not-illustrious Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams does not subscribe to the "make every vote count" concept.M. Don Williams, Augusta

Group's prevention tactics do little
This is in response to the letter by Mary Beth Pierucci of Planned Parenthood ("Organization prevents need for abortion," May 13).

Give police a proper facility
It's time to wake up, Augusta taxpayers, and I'll tell you why. Tina Cloer, Augusta

Robin Williams' hubris is appalling
Regarding the May 6 story "Williams is guilty on all 17 charges": Robin Williams should be elected poster boy for the greedy and the dishonest, and for those who are seemingly unable to accept any personal responsibility for their actions. Frank Lariscey, Evans

Commissioner is an obstructionist

Student parkers are menace

Give police a proper facility
It's time to wake up, Augusta taxpayers, and I'll tell you why.Tina Cloer, Augusta

Crossroads Academy shines
Regarding the editorial about Crossroads Academy ("A school less pleasant," April 29): I wish that the author would have done some research, or gone to the school to see what it was all about and how it was run.Terry LePine, Martinez

Commissioner is an obstructionist
It seems that our not-illustrious Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams does not subscribe to the "make every vote count" concept. M. Don Williams, Augusta

Student parkers are menace
In response to the May 12 article about Evans High School students parking in Evanston ("Students could lose street parking rights"): I am angered at Principal Don Brigdon's response about the parking in our neighborhood: "It's not too many of them parking out there ... and it's enough to aggravate these neighborhood folks."Naomi Fenn, Evans

Jury convicted a good-hearted man
I am so tired of people bringing pharmacist Duncan Fordham's name down regarding his recent conviction for health-care fraud. If you do not know this man, then you could never know how much of a good-hearted man he is. Dulcie Rios, Hephzibah

Group's prevention tactics do little
This is in response to the letter by Mary Beth Pierucci of Planned Parenthood ("Organization prevents need for abortion," May 13).

Robin Williams' hubris is appalling

Give police a proper facility

Jury convicted a good-hearted man

Group's prevention tactics do little

Robin Williams' hubris is appalling
Regarding the May 6 story "Williams is guilty on all 17 charges": Robin Williams should be elected poster boy for the greedy and the dishonest, and for those who are seemingly unable to accept any personal responsibility for their actions.Frank Lariscey, Evans

Travel briefs

'Revenge of the Sith' is darkest 'Star Wars'

Getting a building permit -- a scary proposition?

Fiances can save you from hot stove

Ask the Carey Brothers

Las Vegas celebrates 100 years of pioneer history

Reptile gets VIP treatment at Georgia park

Get over loss of friendship and move on

Rising cost of materials might require cutbacks

Around the world in 28 days

Racing and off-roading in Pennsylvania

Skin requires year-round care

Fun on a budget: Big Apple's bargain bites

Living briefs

Couple enjoys having visitors

Style briefs

Model to bring St. Bart's style to the real world

Cotillion honors girls during annual event

Racing and off-roading in Pennsylvania
FARMINGTON, Pa. - As the truck rolls over the muddy bank and plunges into the depths, muddy water splashes against the windows and washes over the hood in an instant. The tires are sucked into the muck.

Model to bring St. Bart's style to the real world
NEW YORK - Elizabeth Hurley doesn't want you to see too much of her body when she's on the beach. For that matter, she doesn't want to see too much of your body, either. That's why Elizabeth Hurley Beach, the model's first venture into fashion design, doesn't have any thongs or G-strings among its swimwear offerings.

Cotillion honors girls during annual event
The Rosa T. Beard Debutante Club celebrated its 40th cotillion on April 30.

Racing and off-roading in Pennsylvania
FARMINGTON, Pa. - As the truck rolls over the muddy bank and plunges into the depths, muddy water splashes against the windows and washes over the hood in an instant. The tires are sucked into the muck.

Las Vegas celebrates 100 years of pioneer history
LAS VEGAS - A city fond of imploding its past and reinventing itself pauses this weekend to celebrate its 100th birthday with a look back at a surprisingly rich pioneer history

Reptile gets VIP treatment at Georgia park
ADEL, Ga. - Gopher tortoises may be declining throughout the South, but you'd never know it from the royal treatment they get at Reed Bingham State Park in south Georgia.

Fun on a budget: Big Apple's bargain bites
GETTING AROUND: Get a free subway map from any station kiosk. Buy a $7 one-day "Fun Pass" for unlimited rides on subways and buses; good until 3 a.m.

Getting a building permit -- a scary proposition?
One of the ways we are able to keep our hands on the heartbeat of the remodeling industry is through ownership of our own honest-to-goodness remodeling company. In that capacity we get to experience -- firsthand -- changes in trends, new laws and what it all costs.

Couple enjoys having visitors
Henry Montgomery has lived on Cobbham Road in Thomson for more than 50 years, but the ranch-style house he had built in 1955 bears little resemblance to its modern-day incarnation.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: I have an inside bathroom that sweats -- ceiling, walls, toilet tank, even the toilet seat! This occurs whenever a bath is taken in the room and the window is closed. Since the window is over the tub, it is almost a necessity to close it when bathing or showering in cold weather, although the sweating occurs any time the window is not left wide open -- summer or winter.

Model to bring St. Bart's style to the real world
NEW YORK - Elizabeth Hurley doesn't want you to see too much of her body when she's on the beach. For that matter, she doesn't want to see too much of your body, either. That's why Elizabeth Hurley Beach, the model's first venture into fashion design, doesn't have any thongs or G-strings among its swimwear offerings.

Las Vegas celebrates 100 years of pioneer history
LAS VEGAS - A city fond of imploding its past and reinventing itself pauses this weekend to celebrate its 100th birthday with a look back at a surprisingly rich pioneer history

Getting a building permit -- a scary proposition?
One of the ways we are able to keep our hands on the heartbeat of the remodeling industry is through ownership of our own honest-to-goodness remodeling company. In that capacity we get to experience -- firsthand -- changes in trends, new laws and what it all costs.

Skin requires year-round care
Dear Readers: Taking great care of your skin year round is so important. Rather then worrying about winterizing your skin or getting your skin ready for summer, what skin needs to be healthy all year is basically the same. If you take good care of your skin 365 days a year, you will have fewer problems season-to-season and year-to-year.

Around the world in 28 days
WASHINGTON - While our wedding was one wonderful day, our honeymoon was an incredible 28 days spent traveling around the world.

Rising cost of materials might require cutbacks
An industry report detailing the rising cost of building materials is not surprising to homeowners who have toured aisles in neighborhood hardware stores or home centers. Prices are up for everything from wood to drywall. It means project budgets will be stretched a little further, and homeowners may need to scale back on the quality of some items.

Fiances can save you from hot stove
They say a way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and maybe the reason I've been single for so long is I hate to cook.

Around the world in 28 days
WASHINGTON - While our wedding was one wonderful day, our honeymoon was an incredible 28 days spent traveling around the world.

Rising cost of materials might require cutbacks
An industry report detailing the rising cost of building materials is not surprising to homeowners who have toured aisles in neighborhood hardware stores or home centers. Prices are up for everything from wood to drywall. It means project budgets will be stretched a little further, and homeowners may need to scale back on the quality of some items.

Unsung species of Star Wars
Not every actor in the Star Wars universe is blessed with movie-star looks.

Style briefs
NEW YORK - Savvy shoppers know that product labels have a wealth of valuable information. The problem, though, is that labels seem to have a language all their own.

Fiances can save you from hot stove
They say a way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and maybe the reason I've been single for so long is I hate to cook.

Style briefs
NEW YORK - Savvy shoppers know that product labels have a wealth of valuable information. The problem, though, is that labels seem to have a language all their own.

Get over loss of friendship and move on
Dear Carson: My husband and I had a dear friend who passed away several years ago. Her husband has since remarried, and her daughter is getting married. We were very close to this whole family, but lately have not seen her husband.

Skin requires year-round care
Dear Readers: Taking great care of your skin year round is so important. Rather then worrying about winterizing your skin or getting your skin ready for summer, what skin needs to be healthy all year is basically the same. If you take good care of your skin 365 days a year, you will have fewer problems season-to-season and year-to-year.

Living briefs
Can you name a celebrity, politician, pro athlete or other public figure who has been seduced by the dark side of the force? Tell us about your candidate for Sith Lord, and we'll publish the results in Wednesday's Augusta Chronicle.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: I have an inside bathroom that sweats -- ceiling, walls, toilet tank, even the toilet seat! This occurs whenever a bath is taken in the room and the window is closed. Since the window is over the tub, it is almost a necessity to close it when bathing or showering in cold weather, although the sweating occurs any time the window is not left wide open -- summer or winter.

'Revenge of the Sith' is darkest 'Star Wars'
Star Wars creator George Lucas admits he's in trouble with parents for putting so much violence in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith that the movie is rated PG-13.

Reptile gets VIP treatment at Georgia park
ADEL, Ga. - Gopher tortoises may be declining throughout the South, but you'd never know it from the royal treatment they get at Reed Bingham State Park in south Georgia.

Couple enjoys having visitors
Henry Montgomery has lived on Cobbham Road in Thomson for more than 50 years, but the ranch-style house he had built in 1955 bears little resemblance to its modern-day incarnation.

Fun on a budget: Big Apple's bargain bites
GETTING AROUND: Get a free subway map from any station kiosk. Buy a $7 one-day "Fun Pass" for unlimited rides on subways and buses; good until 3 a.m.

'Revenge of the Sith' is darkest 'Star Wars'
Star Wars creator George Lucas admits he's in trouble with parents for putting so much violence in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith that the movie is rated PG-13.

Travel briefs
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Opinion is divided on whether the recent rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker will - or should - result in a torrent of tourists in the Arkansas Delta.

Living briefs
Can you name a celebrity, politician, pro athlete or other public figure who has been seduced by the dark side of the force? Tell us about your candidate for Sith Lord, and we'll publish the results in Wednesday's Augusta Chronicle.

Get over loss of friendship and move on
Dear Carson: My husband and I had a dear friend who passed away several years ago. Her husband has since remarried, and her daughter is getting married. We were very close to this whole family, but lately have not seen her husband.

Cotillion honors girls during annual event
The Rosa T. Beard Debutante Club celebrated its 40th cotillion on April 30.

Travel briefs
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Opinion is divided on whether the recent rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker will - or should - result in a torrent of tourists in the Arkansas Delta.

Group to hold pet microchip clinic

School rules can test educators

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a man who they said robbed a Washington Road restaurant early Saturday morning, records show.

Man gets 25 years for assault
An Augusta man who held his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint while threatening to commit murder-suicide was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison.

Relieved fort hopes for gains
Fort Gordon's future looks more secure after the release of the first proposed base-closure list, experts say.

Rants and raves
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Rants and raves
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Teacher helps his pupils with math
Calculating 30 percent of 20 can be a tough concept for elementary- and middle-school pupils.

Iraq-bound soldiers are 'fit to fight'

Mystery remains in pond deaths
Three weeks after two Warrenton toddlers drowned in a neighborhood sewage pond in a case that attracted national attention, there's still far more unknown than known about their deaths.

ASU graduate earns her seventh degree
Applause and cheers erupted from left and right, above and below at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center on Saturday.

Journeyman visits area on his way around the world
It might be North Augusta's first time being host to a real vaquero.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Austin Lanier of North Augusta.

MCG honors graduate for her compassionate care
As usual, the first thought Lorena D. Narvaez had was for others.

Mice might help muscles of men
The little white mouse scurrying around the plastic bin is really a link between the past, present and future. The genetically modified rodent could provide insights for people whose muscles are wasting away from disease or age, offer clues for future longterm space travelers, and create models for those studying animals and people dead for thousands of years.

Base closing briefs
COLUMBIA - Overall, South Carolina's major bases escaped closure, and commanders learned there would be a net gain of 709 jobs. Across the state, politicians and military backers expressed relief and said months of lobbying had paid off.

Relieved fort hopes for gains
Fort Gordon's future looks more secure after the release of the first proposed base-closure list, experts say.

No motors allowed at parade
The roar of engines will be replaced by the clop of hooves along city streets as the 14th annual Augusta Horse and Carriage Parade pulls into downtown today.

Reimbursement is among lowest

State leaders vow to fight for bases facing closure
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue and other state leaders vowed Friday that they would fight to save the four Georgia military installations the Pentagon has recommended closing.

Relieved fort hopes for gains

New class is more diverse
ATHENS, Ga. - More than 20 percent of the University of Georgia's freshman class next year could be nonwhite if most of the students who sent money promising to come to UGA actually enroll, admissions officials said this week.

Businesses breathe sigh of relief over list

A dark invader flies into Augusta
Been a little buggy lately? No wonder. Augusta is in the middle of an invasion by dark-winged fungus gnats of the family Sciaridae - not to be confused with love bugs or lightning bugs, said Richmond County Extension Agent Sid Mullis.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a man who they said robbed a Washington Road restaurant early Saturday morning, records show.

Government worker charged in hacking
ATLANTA - A programmer for the state's data agency, who apparently was hired without a background check, has been charged with computer trespassing and theft for accessing Georgia driver's license files without authorization.

Across the southeast
WILKESBORO, N.C. - The deal would have allowed a mining company to strip the top off a Wilkes County mountain. It started a petition campaign by opponents who say they were blindsided. Now the whole thing is on hold.

Former bondsman arrested
A former bail bondsman in McDuffie and Columbia counties was arrested Friday by federal agents and local police after being accused of soliciting someone to harm an Augusta attorney and an Appling resident.

Rants and raves
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Judge denies new trial for boy in grandparents' deaths
COLUMBIA - A judge denied a request Friday for a new trial for the teenager who killed his grandparents four years ago, then blamed his actions on a prescription antidepressant.

No motors allowed at parade

Leaders ready to spar on liquor
COLUMBIA - The stage is now set for a fight between the House and the Senate over the final version of legislation that ends the requirement that bars and restaurants use minibottles.

Williams could face 17 years
Former Georgia Rep. Robin Williams could be facing significant jail time from his health care fraud conviction in U.S. District Court, as little as nine years or as much as 17 years, those familiar with federal sentencing guidelines said.

Quick-thinking teen links rape, man
ROCK HILL, S.C. - An observant, quick-thinking teenager who says she was kidnapped and raped almost two months ago helped police identify her attacker, who is accused of a series of random attacks on women in both North and South Carolina.

Businesses breathe sigh of relief over list
For years Augusta's business community had feared Fort Gordon wouldn't survive the 2005 round of military base closings.

Bluegrass Festival in Aiken draws hundreds
AIKEN - Friday night was girls' night out for Gail Graham and Susan Mimmie, and with two free tickets, they decided to check out the city's second annual Bluegrass Festival.

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - Maybe hot sauce is the cure for cold feet.

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

Braves defeat Dodgers, 5-2

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Five counselors who worked at a state-run camp for troubled youths where a 13-year-old boy died while being restrained have been fired, and a sixth has resigned, officials said Friday.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A former Citadel cadet has sued the state military college, saying he didn't get a fair hearing from a school review board.

School helps boy with rare ailment

Across the area
Augusta authorities are calling the death of a homeless man suspicious after he was found lying on the ground next to an injured man Friday.

ASU graduate earns her seventh degree

Fort Gordon avoids latest base closure list
Fort Gordon survived the first hurdle of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure round, with Friday's release of the Pentagon's list of bases it wants to close.

Kid of the Day

Group to hold pet microchip clinic
The CSRA Humane Society will hold a microchip clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Pet Center, 425 Wood St. at Milledge Road, past Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Mice might help muscles of men

Kid of the Day
Kyle Morris of North Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

Carriage parade thrills audience
Five-year-old Johnna O'Gassian stood at the edge of Broad Street with her parents, John and Paula O'Gassian, and two siblings Saturday, watching horses and carriages pass her by.

Base closings by state
A list obtained by The Associated Press of military facilities the Defense Department recommended for closure Friday:

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - Maybe hot sauce is the cure for cold feet.

Man gets 25 years for assault
An Augusta man who held his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint while threatening to commit murder-suicide was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison.

ASU graduate earns her seventh degree
Applause and cheers erupted from left and right, above and below at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center on Saturday.

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Braves defeat Dodgers, 5-2
LOS ANGELES - Chipper and Andruw Jones each homered for the second straight game, Tim Hudson pitched six innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat Los Angeles 5-2 Sunday to knock the Dodgers out of first place for the first time since April 28.

Teacher helps his pupils with math
Calculating 30 percent of 20 can be a tough concept for elementary- and middle-school pupils.

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Mystery remains in pond deaths
Three weeks after two Warrenton toddlers drowned in a neighborhood sewage pond in a case that attracted national attention, there's still far more unknown than known about their deaths.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Austin Lanier of North Augusta.

Base closing briefs
COLUMBIA - Overall, South Carolina's major bases escaped closure, and commanders learned there would be a net gain of 709 jobs. Across the state, politicians and military backers expressed relief and said months of lobbying had paid off.

Bluegrass Festival in Aiken draws hundreds

No motors allowed at parade
The roar of engines will be replaced by the clop of hooves along city streets as the 14th annual Augusta Horse and Carriage Parade pulls into downtown today.

Fort Gordon avoids latest base closure list

State leaders vow to fight for bases facing closure
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue and other state leaders vowed Friday that they would fight to save the four Georgia military installations the Pentagon has recommended closing.

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

New class is more diverse
ATHENS, Ga. - More than 20 percent of the University of Georgia's freshman class next year could be nonwhite if most of the students who sent money promising to come to UGA actually enroll, admissions officials said this week.

Graduate hopes Navy will let him travel, help others
Wanderlust took hold of Mark Kipuke early in life. A son of African missionaries, the 19-year-old senior at Greenbrier High School has visited many European countries and nearly all of Africa with his parents.

A dark invader flies into Augusta
Been a little buggy lately? No wonder. Augusta is in the middle of an invasion by dark-winged fungus gnats of the family Sciaridae - not to be confused with love bugs or lightning bugs, said Richmond County Extension Agent Sid Mullis.

News you can use
Every property owner in Aiken County has a right to protest a tax bill, but there are a few things to know about the process.

Government worker charged in hacking
ATLANTA - A programmer for the state's data agency, who apparently was hired without a background check, has been charged with computer trespassing and theft for accessing Georgia driver's license files without authorization.

Reimbursement is among lowest
AIKEN - Communities across the country that embraced the federal government during the Cold War, giving up land and resources in the name of atomic energy research, face a fight of their own as they seek compensation.

Bluegrass Festival in Aiken draws hundreds
AIKEN - Friday night was girls' night out for Gail Graham and Susan Mimmie, and with two free tickets, they decided to check out the city's second annual Bluegrass Festival.

News you can use
Every property owner in Aiken County has a right to protest a tax bill, but there are a few things to know about the process.

Former bondsman arrested
A former bail bondsman in McDuffie and Columbia counties was arrested Friday by federal agents and local police after being accused of soliciting someone to harm an Augusta attorney and an Appling resident.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - A training fire at a restaurant slated for demolition turned into a raging blaze Friday afternoon.

Leaders ready to spar on liquor
COLUMBIA - The stage is now set for a fight between the House and the Senate over the final version of legislation that ends the requirement that bars and restaurants use minibottles.

School helps boy with rare ailment
While other boys Coty Allen's age play baseball or other playground games, Coty struggles daily with a rare disease that keeps him on the sidelines.

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

Carriage parade thrills audience
Five-year-old Johnna O'Gassian stood at the edge of Broad Street with her parents, John and Paula O'Gassian, and two siblings Saturday, watching horses and carriages pass her by.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A former Citadel cadet has sued the state military college, saying he didn't get a fair hearing from a school review board.

Vietnam War orphans are ready to return

Across the area
Augusta authorities are calling the death of a homeless man suspicious after he was found lying on the ground next to an injured man Friday.

Where we live

Fort Gordon avoids latest base closure list
Fort Gordon survived the first hurdle of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure round, with Friday's release of the Pentagon's list of bases it wants to close.

Williams could face 17 years

Kid of the Day
Kyle Morris of North Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

News you can use

Group to hold pet microchip clinic
The CSRA Humane Society will hold a microchip clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Pet Center, 425 Wood St. at Milledge Road, past Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Carriage parade thrills audience

Base closings by state
A list obtained by The Associated Press of military facilities the Defense Department recommended for closure Friday:

Graduate hopes Navy will let him travel, help others

Across South Carolina

Rants and raves
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New class is more diverse

Across the area

Mystery remains in pond deaths

Across Georgia

Government worker charged in hacking

Iraq-bound soldiers are 'fit to fight'
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Standing in formation under a sweltering sun, 4,300 National Guard soldiers of the Iraq-bound 48th Infantry Brigade got a rousing send-off Saturday - including words of approval from the Army that some troops had been waiting to hear since the first Persian Gulf War.

News you can use

Vietnam War orphans are ready to return
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Tanya Bakal has spent much of her life running from Nguyen Thu Kim Phung.

Kid of the Day

School helps boy with rare ailment
While other boys Coty Allen's age play baseball or other playground games, Coty struggles daily with a rare disease that keeps him on the sidelines.

A dark invader flies into Augusta

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - A training fire at a restaurant slated for demolition turned into a raging blaze Friday afternoon.

State leaders vow to fight for bases facing closure

School rules can test educators
ATLANTA - John Wells has tried to respond to a few e-mails since Muscogee County student Kevin Francois got suspended.

Base closing briefs

Vietnam War orphans are ready to return
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Tanya Bakal has spent much of her life running from Nguyen Thu Kim Phung.

Rants and raves
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Iraq-bound soldiers are 'fit to fight'
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Standing in formation under a sweltering sun, 4,300 National Guard soldiers of the Iraq-bound 48th Infantry Brigade got a rousing send-off Saturday - including words of approval from the Army that some troops had been waiting to hear since the first Persian Gulf War.

Teacher helps his pupils with math

Williams could face 17 years
Former Georgia Rep. Robin Williams could be facing significant jail time from his health care fraud conviction in U.S. District Court, as little as nine years or as much as 17 years, those familiar with federal sentencing guidelines said.

Man gets 25 years for assault

Businesses breathe sigh of relief over list
For years Augusta's business community had feared Fort Gordon wouldn't survive the 2005 round of military base closings.

Across the area

Mice might help muscles of men
The little white mouse scurrying around the plastic bin is really a link between the past, present and future. The genetically modified rodent could provide insights for people whose muscles are wasting away from disease or age, offer clues for future longterm space travelers, and create models for those studying animals and people dead for thousands of years.

Former bondsman arrested

Graduate hopes Navy will let him travel, help others
Wanderlust took hold of Mark Kipuke early in life. A son of African missionaries, the 19-year-old senior at Greenbrier High School has visited many European countries and nearly all of Africa with his parents.

Base closings by state

Reimbursement is among lowest
AIKEN - Communities across the country that embraced the federal government during the Cold War, giving up land and resources in the name of atomic energy research, face a fight of their own as they seek compensation.

Leaders ready to spar on liquor

School rules can test educators
ATLANTA - John Wells has tried to respond to a few e-mails since Muscogee County student Kevin Francois got suspended.

Augusta, everybody loves Ramos
Margarita Ramos dreams of becoming the next Lorena Ochoa - a Mexican superstar on the LPGA Tour.

Augusta, everybody loves Ramos
Margarita Ramos dreams of becoming the next Lorena Ochoa - a Mexican superstar on the LPGA Tour.

Fonda does big-screen encore as comic ogre

Capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Fonda does big-screen encore as comic ogre
LOS ANGELES - Jane Fonda's back, and J.Lo's got her as the prospective mother-in-law from hell.

Capsule reviews of new films

Fonda does big-screen encore as comic ogre
LOS ANGELES - Jane Fonda's back, and J.Lo's got her as the prospective mother-in-law from hell.

Patrick has good shot at Indy pole
INDIANAPOLIS - Danica Patrick takes her first shot at qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 today, and she just might end up on the pole.

Kahne sweeps Busch, Cup poles at Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. - Kasey Kahne won his third pole position in as many tries Friday and became the first driver in Richmond International Raceway history to sweep the top spot in the Busch and Nextel Cup races.

Close race ends in win by Edwards
RICHMOND, Va. - Carl Edwards hadn't led a lap all night, but with two laps left to grab a victory that was there for the taking, he was ready.

Rain floods Indy engines
INDIANAPOLIS - Everyone is going to have to wait another day to see if a woman can win the Indianapolis 500 pole - including a calm and confident Danica Patrick.

Rudd retirement could clear up room for rookie
RICHMOND, Va. - Jon Wood's success on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit has put veteran driver Ricky Rudd in a tough spot.

Drivers eye points, even early in year
RICHMOND, Va. - There are 16 more races - 4,237 laps - before NASCAR makes its final cut for the Chase for the Championship, yet drivers already are paying attention to the point standings.

Rudd retirement could clear up room for rookie
RICHMOND, Va. - Jon Wood's success on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit has put veteran driver Ricky Rudd in a tough spot.

Close race ends in win by Edwards
RICHMOND, Va. - Carl Edwards hadn't led a lap all night, but with two laps left to grab a victory that was there for the taking, he was ready.

Patrick has good shot at Indy pole

Rain floods Indy engines
INDIANAPOLIS - Everyone is going to have to wait another day to see if a woman can win the Indianapolis 500 pole - including a calm and confident Danica Patrick.

NASCAR steals Indy-bred driver
RICHMOND, Va. - Casey Mears is among the NASCAR drivers who will tune in today to Pole Day qualifying at the Indianapolis 500.

Rain floods Indy engines

Kahne sweeps Busch, Cup poles at Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. - Kasey Kahne won his third pole position in as many tries Friday and became the first driver in Richmond International Raceway history to sweep the top spot in the Busch and Nextel Cup races.

Drivers eye points, even early in year
RICHMOND, Va. - There are 16 more races - 4,237 laps - before NASCAR makes its final cut for the Chase for the Championship, yet drivers already are paying attention to the point standings.

NASCAR steals Indy-bred driver
RICHMOND, Va. - Casey Mears is among the NASCAR drivers who will tune in today to Pole Day qualifying at the Indianapolis 500.

NASCAR steals Indy-bred driver

Kahne sweeps Busch, Cup poles at Richmond

Drivers eye points, even early in year

Schmidt keeps eye on improvements
INDIANAPOLIS - Team owner Sam Schmidt watched this week's accidents at Indianapolis with some curiosity.

Close race ends in win by Edwards

Rudd retirement could clear up room for rookie

Patrick has good shot at Indy pole
INDIANAPOLIS - Danica Patrick takes her first shot at qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 today, and she just might end up on the pole.

Seattle shuts down San Antonio at end
SEATTLE - Antonio Daniels made his free throws, and his former team didn't. Now the Seattle SuperSonics have seized the momentum in their series against the San Antonio Spurs.

Miami advances to Eastern Conference finals
WASHINGTON - While Shaquille O'Neal sat, the phenom-on-the-rise had a dazzling coming-out party.

Seattle shuts down San Antonio at end
SEATTLE - Antonio Daniels made his free throws, and his former team didn't. Now the Seattle SuperSonics have seized the momentum in their series against the San Antonio Spurs.

Spurs make adjustments
SEATTLE - Ridnour-to-James? It sure doesn't have the same ring as Stockton-to-Malone, and that's what Manu Ginobili and the San Antonio Spurs are reminding themselves going into Game 4 against Seattle today.

Miller seals Pacers' win
INDIANAPOLIS - Reggie Miller is still pushing opponents around.

Miami advances to Eastern Conference finals
WASHINGTON - While Shaquille O'Neal sat, the phenom-on-the-rise had a dazzling coming-out party.

Miller seals Pacers' win
INDIANAPOLIS - Reggie Miller is still pushing opponents around.

Spurs make adjustments
SEATTLE - Ridnour-to-James? It sure doesn't have the same ring as Stockton-to-Malone, and that's what Manu Ginobili and the San Antonio Spurs are reminding themselves going into Game 4 against Seattle today.

Spurs make adjustments

Miller seals Pacers' win

Seattle shuts down San Antonio at end

Miami advances to Eastern Conference finals

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Mrs. Doris McDonald    (ATHENS, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Meeks    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Ms. Rosa Rhymes    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Lawrence Savoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Donald C. Boyd    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Freeman    (WAUKEGAN, Ill.)

Mr. Russell Boyd, Sr.    (FLORENCE, S.C.)

Mr. John Griffin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellie Culbreath    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Ricardo Frohmader    (MEXICO CITY)
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Theodore M. Freeman, Sr.    (APPLING, Ga.)

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Mrs. Kathryn Morton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Virginia Gail Hill    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Meeks    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. John Griffin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Hayward Hileman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara R. Widener (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Smith (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Swetman (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Gary Johnson, Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris McDonald (ATHENS, Ga.)

Theodore M. Freeman, Sr. (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Norman J. Schear (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Edward J. Pendleton, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Handy Noble, Jr. (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mr. Donald C. Boyd (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John Jones, Jr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Donald C. Boyd (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Russell Boyd, Sr. (FLORENCE, S.C.)

Mr. Clinton Weeks (ABBEVILLE, Ala.)

Ms. Judi Quarles (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Meeks (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Judson Harden, Jr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Virginia Gail Hill (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Griffin, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny B. Cowart, Jr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Miss Doris Johnson (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ricardo Frohmader (MEXICO CITY)

Mr. Lawrence Savoy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter E. Chance (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Horace Thomas (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Herma K. Vandegrift (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Parkman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Freeman (WAUKEGAN, Ill.)

Mrs. LaForne W. Hamp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Hines (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Willard B. Horton (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sallie Mae Terrell (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris A. Bailey (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Russell Boyd, Sr. (FLORENCE, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Freeman (WAUKEGAN, Ill.)

Mrs. Katie Lou Moss (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Griffin, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony D. Moss, Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Casteva Armstrong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Mack (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Casteva Armstrong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward J. Pendleton, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Rosa Rhymes (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Swetman (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Every sex offender carries life sentence
My name is Billy Laws. I'm a registered sex offender.

Downtown judicial center would help Augusta thrive
I have not spoken previously on this subject, and I can understand there must be some give and take within the Augusta Commission insofar as what each commissioner thinks is best for his or her district.

Downtown judicial center would help Augusta thrive
I have not spoken previously on this subject, and I can understand there must be some give and take within the Augusta Commission insofar as what each commissioner thinks is best for his or her district.

Every sex offender carries life sentence
My name is Billy Laws. I'm a registered sex offender.

Downtown judicial center would help Augusta thrive
I have not spoken previously on this subject, and I can understand there must be some give and take within the Augusta Commission insofar as what each commissioner thinks is best for his or her district.

Every sex offender carries life sentence
My name is Billy Laws. I'm a registered sex offender.

Screven County bounced in semifinals

Sharapova denied chance at No. 1

Overtime

Schools go after 3 crowns in soccer

Thoroughbreds kick way to championship

Irish are all smiles after first title

Federer, Davydenko advance to semifinals

Musketeers claim outright title this year

Asthma not slowing down Olympian in pool or life

Sharapova, Mauresmo reach Rome semifinals

Augusta women row to national meet

Asthma not slowing down Olympian in pool or life
ATLANTA - Kaitlin Sandeno likes to stay busy. She swam in four grueling events at the Athens Olympics, winning three medals and just missing a fourth.

Federer, Davydenko advance to semifinals
HAMBURG, Germany - Roger Federer beat Guillermo Coria 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Hamburg Masters.

Musketeers claim outright title this year
Havird Usry was a major cog in last year's state co-championship soccer team at Richmond Academy.

Sharapova denied chance at No. 1
ROME - Maria Sharapova failed once again in her bid to become No. 1.

Screven County bounced in semifinals
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - For Screven County, this was the year to finally win that elusive state championship in girls' tennis.

Sharapova, Mauresmo reach Rome semifinals
ROME - Maria Sharapova finally won a quarterfinal match on clay.

Sharapova denied chance at No. 1
ROME - Maria Sharapova failed once again in her bid to become No. 1.

Overtime
In Vienna, Austria, Canada nearly blew a four-goal lead before hanging on to beat Russia 4-3 and reach its third straight final at the world hockey championships.

Screven County bounced in semifinals
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - For Screven County, this was the year to finally win that elusive state championship in girls' tennis.

Augusta women row to national meet
LANGLEY - As the Southeast Region Junior Rowing Championships wound down Saturday afternoon, Julia Halterman described the pure intensity of rowing.

Sharapova, Mauresmo reach Rome semifinals
ROME - Maria Sharapova finally won a quarterfinal match on clay.

Musketeers claim outright title this year
Havird Usry was a major cog in last year's state co-championship soccer team at Richmond Academy.

Thoroughbreds kick way to championship
COLUMBIA - South Aiken's gymnasium is full of championship banners from its golf and tennis teams, not to mention a couple of basketball titles.

Irish are all smiles after first title
Aquinas senior midfielder Adam Ribock's day began when he grabbed his shoes off the front porch. Inside one, his father, John, left a note with just four words:

Asthma not slowing down Olympian in pool or life
ATLANTA - Kaitlin Sandeno likes to stay busy. She swam in four grueling events at the Athens Olympics, winning three medals and just missing a fourth.

Thoroughbreds kick way to championship
COLUMBIA - South Aiken's gymnasium is full of championship banners from its golf and tennis teams, not to mention a couple of basketball titles.

Augusta women row to national meet
LANGLEY - As the Southeast Region Junior Rowing Championships wound down Saturday afternoon, Julia Halterman described the pure intensity of rowing.

Schools go after 3 crowns in soccer
Last season, Richmond Academy's boys team won a share of the area's first public school state soccer championship.

Irish are all smiles after first title
Aquinas senior midfielder Adam Ribock's day began when he grabbed his shoes off the front porch. Inside one, his father, John, left a note with just four words:

Overtime
The South Carolina Junior Olympics and U-19 State Championships will be held today at North Augusta Police Athletic League Boxing Club.

Federer, Davydenko advance to semifinals
HAMBURG, Germany - Roger Federer beat Guillermo Coria 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Hamburg Masters.

Schools go after 3 crowns in soccer
Last season, Richmond Academy's boys team won a share of the area's first public school state soccer championship.

Glazer nears total control over Manchester United
LONDON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer tightened his control over Manchester United on Friday, increasing his stake in the world's richest soccer team to nearly 75 percent.

Overtime
The South Carolina Junior Olympics and U-19 State Championships will be held today at North Augusta Police Athletic League Boxing Club.

Outdoors calendar

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

Caught up
specialCaught upClifford Swygert, of Full Moon Guide Service, caught this 3-pound crappie at Thurmond Lake recently while trolling a red, green and yellow Hal Fly. Crappie are abundant this time of year, and are often found in deeper water.

Caught up

Caught up
specialCaught upClifford Swygert, of Full Moon Guide Service, caught this 3-pound crappie at Thurmond Lake recently while trolling a red, green and yellow Hal Fly. Crappie are abundant this time of year, and are often found in deeper water.

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

Don't be misled by way fawns look, act
Somewhere between the blooming azaleas of spring and the onset of summer heat, the fawns arrive.

Don't be misled by way fawns look, act
Somewhere between the blooming azaleas of spring and the onset of summer heat, the fawns arrive.

Faith digest
Capital City Bank, the first black-owned bank in the Augusta area, will hold an economic empowerment workshop at 9 a.m. today at Thankful Baptist Church, 302 Walker St. Breakfast will be served. Call 724-2187.

'Worship war' highlights Protestant identity crisis
LOS ANGELES - When the Rev. Alan Meenan took over as senior pastor at the nationally prominent Hollywood First Presbyterian Church, it had been losing members for 20 years.

'Worship war' highlights Protestant identity crisis
LOS ANGELES - When the Rev. Alan Meenan took over as senior pastor at the nationally prominent Hollywood First Presbyterian Church, it had been losing members for 20 years.

Religion news in brief
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Sweden's Supreme Court said Monday it will review the acquittal of Pentecostal pastor Ake Green, who faced criminal charges over a sermon on homosexuality.

Scriptural illiteracy is disturbing trend in eyes of pastor
The Rev. Ed Bez, working out of an office in Social Circle, Ga., has tallied about 1,700 documents from newspapers, news releases and summary reports from around the world pointing to a problem with the Bible - while many people own one or more copies, few know what is inside.

Man uses God as measure for 'normalcy'
Before "cool" got hip, it just meant chilly. Jeff Myers hopes that someday people will hear "normal" and think "godly."

Pope intends to visit synagogue in Cologne, Germany
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI has told the Israeli ambassador to the Vatican he intends to visit the main synagogue in Cologne, Germany, in August, becoming the second pontiff in history to visit a Jewish place of worship.

Are you Bible literate?
Are you Bible literate? Take our quiz and find out. There might be more than one answer that is correct.

Focus on the Family leader embroiled in policy fights
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - To millions of conservative Christians, James Dobson and his Focus on the Family ministry have emerged as a life preserver in an American culture, fending off assaults from popular culture and liberals.

Revered stray cows removed from New Delhi's streets
NEW DELHI - In largely Hindu India, where many animals are revered as sacred, the cow has always held a special place.

Pastor's downfall highlights Protestant identity crisis
LOS ANGELES - When the Rev. Alan Meenan took over as senior pastor at the nationally prominent Hollywood First Presbyterian Church, it had been losing members for 20 years.

Revered stray cows removed from New Delhi's streets
NEW DELHI - In largely Hindu India, where many animals are revered as sacred, the cow has always held a special place.

Scriptural illiteracy is disturbing trend in eyes of pastor
The Rev. Ed Bez, working out of an office in Social Circle, Ga., has tallied about 1,700 documents from newspapers, news releases and summary reports from around the world pointing to a problem with the Bible - while many people own one or more copies, few know what is inside.

Focus on the Family leader embroiled in policy fights
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - To millions of conservative Christians, James Dobson and his Focus on the Family ministry have emerged as a life preserver in an American culture, fending off assaults from popular culture and liberals.

Faith digest
Capital City Bank, the first black-owned bank in the Augusta area, will hold an economic empowerment workshop at 9 a.m. today at Thankful Baptist Church, 302 Walker St. Breakfast will be served. Call 724-2187.

Religion news in brief
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Sweden's Supreme Court said Monday it will review the acquittal of Pentecostal pastor Ake Green, who faced criminal charges over a sermon on homosexuality.

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

Pastor's downfall highlights Protestant identity crisis
LOS ANGELES - When the Rev. Alan Meenan took over as senior pastor at the nationally prominent Hollywood First Presbyterian Church, it had been losing members for 20 years.

Man uses God as measure for 'normalcy'
Before "cool" got hip, it just meant chilly. Jeff Myers hopes that someday people will hear "normal" and think "godly."

Are you Bible literate?
Are you Bible literate? Take our quiz and find out. There might be more than one answer that is correct.

Don't be misled by way fawns look, act

Augusta, everybody loves Ramos

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Timothy Dalton bonds with 'Hercules'
LOS ANGELES - Timothy Dalton thinks Paul Telfer should be the one being interviewed.

Is Tom Westman invincible on 'Survivor: Palau'?
NEW YORK -It's down to the final four on CBS' "Survivor: Palau," which concludes Sunday. If you ask the long-gone castaways who now make up the show's jury, it seems muscled, gray-haired New York firefighter Tom Westman has already hosed down his competition.

Is Tom Westman invincible on 'Survivor: Palau'?
NEW YORK -It's down to the final four on CBS' "Survivor: Palau," which concludes Sunday. If you ask the long-gone castaways who now make up the show's jury, it seems muscled, gray-haired New York firefighter Tom Westman has already hosed down his competition.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Here's a snide description of "Green Wing": It's the funny version of "Scrubs."

'The Bachelor' to choose his love on live finale
NEW YORK - Unlike previous seasons of ABC's "The Bachelor," Charlie O'Connell will bestow his final rose live on Monday's season finale.

'The Bachelor' to choose his love on live finale

Timothy Dalton bonds with 'Hercules'

'The Bachelor' to choose his love on live finale
NEW YORK - Unlike previous seasons of ABC's "The Bachelor," Charlie O'Connell will bestow his final rose live on Monday's season finale.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Here's a snide description of "Green Wing": It's the funny version of "Scrubs."

Is Tom Westman invincible on 'Survivor: Palau'?

Timothy Dalton bonds with 'Hercules'
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Auburn tops Georgia

Georgia tops Auburn on the diamond

Georgia tops Auburn on the diamond
ATHENS, Ga. - Joey Side broke a tie with a two-run single in the sixth inning to help Georgia to a 7-5 victory over Auburn on Saturday.

Auburn tops Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Karl Amonite's RBI single capped a three-run fifth inning to lift Auburn over Georgia 5-4 on Friday night.

Georgia tops Auburn on the diamond
ATHENS, Ga. - Joey Side broke a tie with a two-run single in the sixth inning to help Georgia to a 7-5 victory over Auburn on Saturday.

Auburn tops Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Karl Amonite's RBI single capped a three-run fifth inning to lift Auburn over Georgia 5-4 on Friday night.

Mississippi rebounds from loss, tops South Carolina
OXFORD, Miss. - Brian Pettway homered, Stephen Head had three hits and Mississippi kept pace in the SEC West with a 7-2 victory over South Carolina on Saturday.

Mississippi rebounds from loss, tops South Carolina

Mississippi rebounds from loss, tops South Carolina
OXFORD, Miss. - Brian Pettway homered, Stephen Head had three hits and Mississippi kept pace in the SEC West with a 7-2 victory over South Carolina on Saturday.

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