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.

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

Blind blues pianist doubles as photo artist

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.

Classic images brought to small-town America

Boston sports a winner in this essay collection

Blind blues pianist doubles as photo artist
NEW ORLEANS - Renowned blues pianist Henry Butler imagined a human knee as he put his hands against the knots of a tree limb in New Orleans' Audubon Park. Intrigued by the image he could visualize but could not see, the blind musician stepped back, pulled out the camera he's been carrying around for years, and snapped a photograph.

Books of historic ads reflect life in bygone days

Classic images brought to small-town America
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Americans living far from big cities will get a close-up view of 300 classic photographs that reflect the nation's soul: Ansel Adams landscapes, battle scenes from Gettysburg to Omaha Beach, engaging portraits of Abraham Lincoln, Judy Garland, Babe Ruth.

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.

Blind blues pianist doubles as photo artist
NEW ORLEANS - Renowned blues pianist Henry Butler imagined a human knee as he put his hands against the knots of a tree limb in New Orleans' Audubon Park. Intrigued by the image he could visualize but could not see, the blind musician stepped back, pulled out the camera he's been carrying around for years, and snapped a photograph.

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.

Poet Stanley Kunitz looks forward to his centennial
NEW YORK - This summer marks the 100th birthday of Stanley Kunitz, former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, teacher and translator. Celebrations are scheduled in New York and Provincetown, Mass., his longtime homes, with Galway Kinnell and Gerald Stern among the poets expected.

Classic images brought to small-town America
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Americans living far from big cities will get a close-up view of 300 classic photographs that reflect the nation's soul: Ansel Adams landscapes, battle scenes from Gettysburg to Omaha Beach, engaging portraits of Abraham Lincoln, Judy Garland, Babe Ruth.

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.

Patriots dodge Bulldogs

A's fan who threw beer facing charges
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Coliseum fan who threw a cup of beer at Yankees slugger Jason Giambi will face multiple criminal charges, officials said Sunday.

A's fan who threw beer facing charges

A's fan who threw beer facing charges
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Coliseum fan who threw a cup of beer at Yankees slugger Jason Giambi will face multiple criminal charges, officials said Sunday.

Dodgers activate Gagne from DL

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.

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
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Riley Parker Moreno

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.

Braydon William Fricks

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.

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.

Marlie Bryana Manning

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.

Charles Elliott Schwan

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.

Jacob Zachariah Roose

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.

Baylen Xavier D'Antignac

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.

Jason Reed Sikes

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.

Callie Mae Robinette

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.

Jerry MacArthur Teague

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.

Savanna Grace Evans

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

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.

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.

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.

MaKayla and Brooklyn Shiver

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.

Maleik Demarr Williams

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.

Myles Alexander Edwards

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.

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.

Thomas Trent O'Hara

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

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.

Titus Anthony Driggers

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hide-and-seek game sparks search
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two young boys' apparent game of hide-and-seek prompted a massive search involving dozens of people, a helicopter, military planes and at least three K-9 units.

Afghanistan's golf course is challenge
KABUL, Afghanistan - I am not a golfer, but that hardly stopped me from having a memorable day at the Kabul Golf Club. You see, the Kabul Golf Club is only barely a golf course.

Afghanistan's golf course is challenge
KABUL, Afghanistan - I am not a golfer, but that hardly stopped me from having a memorable day at the Kabul Golf Club. You see, the Kabul Golf Club is only barely a golf course.

Hot sauce named for runaway bride
ATLANTA - Maybe hot sauce is the cure for cold feet. "Jennifer's High Tailin' Hot Sauce," a nod to the saga of runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks, has sold briskly since its debut Wednesday.

Hot sauce named for runaway bride
ATLANTA - Maybe hot sauce is the cure for cold feet. "Jennifer's High Tailin' Hot Sauce," a nod to the saga of runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks, has sold briskly since its debut Wednesday.

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

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
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.

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

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."

Joneses blast Braves to win

Joneses blast Braves to win
LOS ANGELES - Andruw Jones was awesome in March and awful in April. He's back to being terrific in May.

Joneses blast Braves to win
LOS ANGELES - Andruw Jones was awesome in March and awful in April. He's back to being terrific in May.

Greenspan to graduates: Work hard, be honest

Richmond County property transfers

South Carolina CEOs see salary gains in 2004
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Top officers at South Carolina biggest public companies saw their salaries increase last year.

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:

Biz bits

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.

Stamp collectors big business to post office
WASHINGTON - Like any good businessman, David Failor works hard to understand his customers and make sure he has a product they will want to buy - and maybe save.

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

South Carolina CEOs see salary gains in 2004

Company builds a new generation of workers

Business briefs

Howard Johnson's restaurants ride into the twilight
BANGOR, Maine - The orange roof is long gone and the Simple Simon plaque is history. The famous 28 flavors of ice cream have dwindled to 16 varieties.

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.

Magazines focusing on ethnic minorities are growing
LOS ANGELES - Publisher Jaime Gamboa proudly flips the pages of his new magazine, pausing on articles that detail a new wave of Mexican-American surfers, chronicle Hispanic soldiers back from Iraq and tell readers where to get the best sushi.

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.

Greenspan to graduates: Work hard, be honest
PHILADELPHIA - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on Sunday urged the graduating class at one of the nation's top business schools to remember that, even in a business world tainted by corporate scandal, the nice guy doesn't always finish last.

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

Will the consumer keep the economy going?
NEW YORK - Oil prices appear to be in retreat, at least for the short term. The question on Wall Street is whether it's too late for the rest of the economy.

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.

Property exchange is complicated

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.

ADHD treatments are moving to workplace

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:

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.

Stamp collectors big business to post office
WASHINGTON - Like any good businessman, David Failor works hard to understand his customers and make sure he has a product they will want to buy - and maybe save.

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.

Greenspan to graduates: Work hard, be honest
PHILADELPHIA - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on Sunday urged the graduating class at one of the nation's top business schools to remember that, even in a business world tainted by corporate scandal, the nice guy doesn't always finish last.

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.

South Carolina CEOs see salary gains in 2004
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Top officers at South Carolina biggest public companies saw their salaries increase last year.

Will the consumer keep the economy going?

Will the consumer keep the economy going?
NEW YORK - Oil prices appear to be in retreat, at least for the short term. The question on Wall Street is whether it's too late for the rest of the economy.

Magazines focusing on ethnic minorities are growing

Howard Johnson's restaurants ride into the twilight
BANGOR, Maine - The orange roof is long gone and the Simple Simon plaque is history. The famous 28 flavors of ice cream have dwindled to 16 varieties.

Howard Johnson's restaurants ride into the twilight

Business briefs
JOB SECURITY: An improving job market is leading to improved employee confidence about job security, a worker survey suggests.

Stamp collectors big business to post office

Magazines focusing on ethnic minorities are growing
LOS ANGELES - Publisher Jaime Gamboa proudly flips the pages of his new magazine, pausing on articles that detail a new wave of Mexican-American surfers, chronicle Hispanic soldiers back from Iraq and tell readers where to get the best sushi.

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

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.

Business briefs
JOB SECURITY: An improving job market is leading to improved employee confidence about job security, a worker survey suggests.

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

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 edge Wake Forest
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Despite a Wake Forest rally from an early 6-1 deficit, Clemson reliever Drew Fiorenza picked up his first save of the season in a 6-5 victory Sunday over the Demon Deacons (23-26, 11-16 ACC).

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.

Free care for illegals

Why yearbooks matter
Computers are changing our culture, sometimes for the better and sometimes not. An example of the latter is that growing numbers of high schools around the country - citing budget squeezes - are doing away with yearbooks. When a choice has to be made between computers and yearbooks, computers often win out.

Cheney's hollow victory
In a ruling favorable to Vice President Dick Cheney, a federal appeals court last week dealt a blow to open and accountable government. The eight appellate judges held that the vice president did not have to disclose members of his 2001 energy task force or the advice they gave in shaping the Bush administration's national energy policy.

Free care for illegals
When it comes to immigration policy, President Bush goes soft. His latest move is to raid the pocketbooks of federal taxpayers for $1 billion to pay doctors and hospitals to take care of sick or injured illegal immigrants. Most American citizens don't get free care.

Free care for illegals
When it comes to immigration policy, President Bush goes soft. His latest move is to raid the pocketbooks of federal taxpayers for $1 billion to pay doctors and hospitals to take care of sick or injured illegal immigrants. Most American citizens don't get free care.

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?

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

Fortified

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ever dream of rocking out on stage with Sting? All you need to do is ask.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ever dream of rocking out on stage with Sting? All you need to do is ask.

Celebs aid Michael Jackson defense
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - In the grand theater that is the Michael Jackson courtroom, a celebrity cast is lining up in defense of the pop singer, testing whether star power can help persuade jurors.

Celebs aid Michael Jackson defense
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - In the grand theater that is the Michael Jackson courtroom, a celebrity cast is lining up in defense of the pop singer, testing whether star power can help persuade jurors.

Dave Chappelle: I'm not crazy
NEW YORK - Comedian Dave Chappelle wants to set things straight: "I'm not crazy, I'm not smoking crack," he tells Time magazine in an interview more than a week after his hit Comedy Central show was suspended and the rumors started to fly.

Dave Chappelle: I'm not crazy
NEW YORK - Comedian Dave Chappelle wants to set things straight: "I'm not crazy, I'm not smoking crack," he tells Time magazine in an interview more than a week after his hit Comedy Central show was suspended and the rumors started to fly.

Fund closed to new investors, but launches alternative
NEW YORK - Julius Baer's all-cap international equity fund has been wildly successful over the past few years, so much so, the company has shuttered it to new investors. But new customers can get access to its winning management team through another soon-to-be launched fund.

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?

Fund closed to new investors, but launches alternative
NEW YORK - Julius Baer's all-cap international equity fund has been wildly successful over the past few years, so much so, the company has shuttered it to new investors. But new customers can get access to its winning management team through another soon-to-be launched fund.

Fund closed to new investors, but launches alternative

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 romps Virginia
ATLANTA - Tyler Greene hit a grand slam and two singles and Matt Wieters added a three-run homer to lead Georgia Tech to a sweep of a three-game series with an 11-1 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday.

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.

Georgia Tech romps Virginia
ATLANTA - Tyler Greene hit a grand slam and two singles and Matt Wieters added a three-run homer to lead Georgia Tech to a sweep of a three-game series with an 11-1 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday.

Yellow Jackets pound Virginia Tech

Georgia Tech romps Virginia

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.

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

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

Jackets can't rally after being slammed
The scene was set for a familiar ending at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Jackets can't rally after being slammed
The scene was set for a familiar ending at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

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.

Memories are worth the price of yearbooks

Thorpe, Hatalsky can't beat darkness
MILTON, Fla. - Jim Thorpe and Morris Hatalsky parred the first hole of a playoff Sunday night before play was suspended because of darkness in the Champions Tour's Blue Angels Classic.

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.

Thorpe, Hatalsky can't beat darkness

O'Hair poised for first win, leads by one

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.

USC Aiken hoping to ace final exam again

Sorenstam cruises to 60th career win in Atlanta

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.

Open to draw diverse group
WALLACE, N.C. - Cortney Brisson called his trip to the 2003 U.S. Open a second honeymoon. For a little-known pro golfer who usually plays on obscure mini-tours, the description fit perfectly.

Bjorn wins British Masters in three-way playoff

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.

Couch shoots 60 to win Rheem Classic
FORT SMITH, Ark. - Chris Couch won the Nationwide Tour's Rheem Classic on Sunday, matching the course record with a 10-under 60 for a five-stroke victory.

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.

Sorenstam cruises to 60th career win in Atlanta
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - For Annika Sorenstam, the 60th career win was one of her easiest.

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.

Open to draw diverse group

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

Couch shoots 60 to win Rheem Classic

Thorpe, Hatalsky can't beat darkness
MILTON, Fla. - Jim Thorpe and Morris Hatalsky parred the first hole of a playoff Sunday night before play was suspended because of darkness in the Champions Tour's Blue Angels Classic.

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.

Sorenstam cruises to 60th career win in Atlanta
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - For Annika Sorenstam, the 60th career win was one of her easiest.

Sizziling Sorenstam could raise bar again

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.

Open to draw diverse group
WALLACE, N.C. - Cortney Brisson called his trip to the 2003 U.S. Open a second honeymoon. For a little-known pro golfer who usually plays on obscure mini-tours, the description fit perfectly.

A Purdy prize at the Nelson

Bjorn wins British Masters in three-way playoff
MERIDEN, England - Thomas Bjorn won the British Masters on Sunday with a par on the second playoff hole after finishing in a three-way tie with Brian Davis and David Howell.

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.

A Purdy prize at the Nelson
IRVING, Texas - Ted Purdy made sure this one didn't get away from him.

A Purdy prize at the Nelson
IRVING, Texas - Ted Purdy made sure this one didn't get away from him.

Couch shoots 60 to win Rheem Classic
FORT SMITH, Ark. - Chris Couch won the Nationwide Tour's Rheem Classic on Sunday, matching the course record with a 10-under 60 for a five-stroke victory.

Wang ends title drought with Macau Open win
MACAU - Taiwan's Wang Ter-chang shot a 3-under 68 Sunday to win the Macau Open for his first title in six years.

Bjorn wins British Masters in three-way playoff
MERIDEN, England - Thomas Bjorn won the British Masters on Sunday with a par on the second playoff hole after finishing in a three-way tie with Brian Davis and David Howell.

Stadler streaks to 60 at Angels

Jackets can't rally after being slammed

Jackets sink Catfish

Meredith off to rocky start

Czech Republic blanks Canada

Czech Republic blanks Canada
VIENNA, Austria - Martin Rucinsky made sure the Czech Republic wouldn't need overtime or a shootout to win the world hockey championship.

Czech Republic blanks Canada
VIENNA, Austria - Martin Rucinsky made sure the Czech Republic wouldn't need overtime or a shootout to win the world hockey championship.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Murder suspect found in a Greenwood hospital
AIKEN -- A man sought in connection with the apparent murder of an Aiken County man was located over the weekend in a Greenwood hospital, police said this morning.

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.

Augusta Lynx hire new coach
The Augusta Lynx announced Monday that former Florida Everblades coach Bob Ferguson has agreed to a one-year contract to coach the Lynx next season.

Delivery driver finds radioactive box in street
Augusta fire crews were investigating a suspicious package this morning in the area of Fifth and Broad streets.

Student parkers are menace

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

AP pro-communist, anti-democracy
On April 29, The Augusta Chronicle ran two Associated Press stories that clearly showed AP's objective: socialism/communism over democracy. By continually running AP stories, The Chronicle either is being duped or knowingly taking part in this scam to overthrow democracy. Tom Hunter, 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).

Group's prevention tactics do little

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

Retirees need private accounts
President Bush is pushing for a portion of your Social Security to be put in your own private account that you can manage. Woodrow Short, Aiken, S.C.

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

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).

Evangelists deserve God's largesse
I am writing in response to Tom Zwemer's complaint about evangelists on television having wealth ("Some serve God and mammon," May 7). Traci Powers, Graniteville, S.C.

Couple enjoys having visitors

Public schools, private billions and the best of intentions

'Star Wars' spawned a galaxy of technologies

Getting a building permit -- a scary proposition?

Living briefs

Las Vegas celebrates 100 years of pioneer history

Outsourcing, Firefox gains, Web purge and more

Get over loss of friendship and move on

Next via Internet: tailored TV

Around the world in 28 days

'Green' diesel from natural gas could cut city smog

Skin requires year-round care

Fiances can save you from hot stove

Rowling plans reading of new Potter book

Cotillion honors girls during annual event

Interactive technology transforms the classrooms

Rising cost of materials might require cutbacks

Reptile gets VIP treatment at Georgia park

Racing and off-roading in Pennsylvania

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

Fun on a budget: Big Apple's bargain bites

Mount St. Helens rises from the ashes

Travel briefs

Second-rate content mars Akimbo TV service

New inventions try to detect caches of cash

Ask the Carey Brothers

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.

'Star Wars' spawned a galaxy of technologies
SAN FRANCISCO - After filming the first "Star Wars" movie with special effects far from special, George Lucas spent millions to develop a complete digital editing system to populate his sequels with armies of X-wing fighters and Gungan warriors.

Public schools, private billions and the best of intentions
SEATTLE - Bill Gates raised some hackles with his withering assessment of American high schools, but at least the billionaire founder of Microsoft is putting his money where his mouth is.

Second-rate content mars Akimbo TV service
Hundreds of TV channels are now available, and digital video recorders make it easy to watch shows whenever you find the time. Still, the advances have done little to end the refrain: There's nothing on TV.

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.

Public schools, private billions and the best of intentions
SEATTLE - Bill Gates raised some hackles with his withering assessment of American high schools, but at least the billionaire founder of Microsoft is putting his money where his mouth is.

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.

Mount St. Helens rises from the ashes
Virginia Dale was in the first helicopter load of ecologists to land at Mount St. Helens after it erupted 25 years ago this month. "I just remember how bizarre it was going out into that landscape," she says of the suddenly gray, ash-covered terrain. "It gave the impression of total lifelessness."

Interactive technology transforms the classrooms
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Professor Ross Cheit put it to the students in his "Ethics and Public Policy" class at Brown University: Are you morally obliged to report cheating if you know about it?

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

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.

'Green' diesel from natural gas could cut city smog
RAS LAFFAN INDUSTRIAL CITY, Qatar - The rat's nest of pipes and columns snaking across the desert harbors a secret process that will use cobalt to turn natural gas into a powerful, clean-burning diesel fuel.

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.

'Star Wars' spawned a galaxy of technologies
SAN FRANCISCO - After filming the first "Star Wars" movie with special effects far from special, George Lucas spent millions to develop a complete digital editing system to populate his sequels with armies of X-wing fighters and Gungan warriors.

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.

Mount St. Helens rises from the ashes
Virginia Dale was in the first helicopter load of ecologists to land at Mount St. Helens after it erupted 25 years ago this month. "I just remember how bizarre it was going out into that landscape," she says of the suddenly gray, ash-covered terrain. "It gave the impression of total lifelessness."

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.

Interactive technology transforms the classrooms
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Professor Ross Cheit put it to the students in his "Ethics and Public Policy" class at Brown University: Are you morally obliged to report cheating if you know about it?

New inventions try to detect caches of cash
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Ah, the smell of money - there's nothing quite like it. Some people, in fact, may soon be looking for ways to mask the special odor.

Rowling plans reading of new Potter book
LONDON - Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will give a midnight reading of the sixth book in her hugely successful series at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland to coincide with its publication, the writer announced Saturday.

Next via Internet: tailored TV
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Cable television often boasts that it can deliver esoteric fare suiting nearly any taste. But it could be rendered obsolete by the likes of Bill Eason's hog cooking class.

Next via Internet: tailored TV
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Cable television often boasts that it can deliver esoteric fare suiting nearly any taste. But it could be rendered obsolete by the likes of Bill Eason's hog cooking class.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Second-rate content mars Akimbo TV service
Hundreds of TV channels are now available, and digital video recorders make it easy to watch shows whenever you find the time. Still, the advances have done little to end the refrain: There's nothing on TV.

'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.

Flares from young stars may influence solar system formation
LOS ANGELES - Solar flares are infamous for wreaking havoc on electrical power lines and communication signals. But a team of astronomers says such bursts emitted by the sun in its youth may have helped planets form.

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.

Rowling plans reading of new Potter book
LONDON - Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will give a midnight reading of the sixth book in her hugely successful series at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland to coincide with its publication, the writer announced Saturday.

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.

'Green' diesel from natural gas could cut city smog
RAS LAFFAN INDUSTRIAL CITY, Qatar - The rat's nest of pipes and columns snaking across the desert harbors a secret process that will use cobalt to turn natural gas into a powerful, clean-burning diesel fuel.

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.

New inventions try to detect caches of cash
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Ah, the smell of money - there's nothing quite like it. Some people, in fact, may soon be looking for ways to mask the special odor.

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

Outsourcing, Firefox gains, Web purge and more
to such lower-cost countries as India, China and Russia may be a reversible trend that could ultimately benefit U.S. workers, the authors of a new book say.

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.

Outsourcing, Firefox gains, Web purge and more
to such lower-cost countries as India, China and Russia may be a reversible trend that could ultimately benefit U.S. workers, the authors of a new book say.

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

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.

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.

'Grandma' takes cake for helping at school
You would think Mary Craig was on the payroll at Willis Foreman Elementary School.

Georgia bases on closure list look at redevelopment
ATLANTA - Amid the bad news that four Georgia bases for the first time are included on a list of suggested closings by the Pentagon was a sliver of comfort - at least those bases are all in fast-growing north Georgia, boosting the odds of successful redevelopment.

'Grandma' takes cake for helping at school
You would think Mary Craig was on the payroll at Willis Foreman Elementary School.

Leaders optimistic about future of Albany base
ALBANY, Ga. - After months of hearing rumors that Albany's Marine Corps Logistics Base might be targeted for closure, community leaders were elated to learn that talk was false.

Agency says cuts take toll on quality of work

Waycross pharmacy closed after painkillers missing
PATTERSON, Ga. - A pharmacy has been closed after authorities conducted an inventory and determined that nearly 40,000 painkillers - including thousands of Oxycontin tablets - have been missing, state officials said.

Across the area

S.C. Supreme Court gets high marks
COLUMBIA, S.C. - While judges at the federal level face criticism for being activists and creating law, South Carolina's justices are praised by lawmakers and legal experts as fair.

Five questions

Authorities plan meth conference
FLORENCE, S.C. - A decade ago, South Carolina and local law enforcement agencies did not spend time or resources on methamphetamine. That has changed in a hurry.

Georgia citizen-soldiers depart for yearlong Iraq tour
SAVANNAH, Ga. - When he joined the National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade in November, Pvt. Robert Ingle knew he'd soon be saying goodbye to his family - except his youngest brother, a sergeant in the same platoon.

Mother sues apartment company, police in daughter's death
DARLINGTON, S.C. - A real estate management company and the Darlington County Sheriff's Office were negligent in the death of a teenager, who was assaulted and killed last year, according to a lawsuit filed by the victim's mother.

Waycross pharmacy closed after painkillers missing

Georgia citizen-soldiers depart for yearlong Iraq tour
SAVANNAH, Ga. - When he joined the National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade in November, Pvt. Robert Ingle knew he'd soon be saying goodbye to his family - except his youngest brother, a sergeant in the same platoon.

Where we live

British take Charleston again at re-enactment
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The continual booms resonating from the battlefield where hundreds of Revolutionary War soldiers engaged in realistic combat Saturday kept Justin Odom and his brother Jeremy on their toes, peaking wide-eyed through a wooden fence.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and raves
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The week ahead
If you judged commercials for cartoons and video games against those for books, you might think children found reading to be some uncool, archaic pastime.

Lawmakers question solicitor's lobbyist use
GREENVILLE, S.C. - At least one lawmaker says it was inappropriate for a prosecutor to use public funds to lobby the Legislature on a bill that would have benefited the prosecutor personally.

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL - One man was killed and another injured when three men with guns entered a home early Sunday and demanded money.

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.

S.C. Supreme Court gets high marks
COLUMBIA, S.C. - While judges at the federal level face criticism for being activists and creating law, South Carolina's justices are praised by lawmakers and legal experts as fair.

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

'Grandma' takes cake for helping at school

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Serious charges often are dropped

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.

British take Charleston again at re-enactment

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.

Reimbursement is among lowest

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

Braves defeat Dodgers, 5-2

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.

Carriage parade thrills audience

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
Comments from readers:

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.

Children from China find homes with local families
Several years ago, when Dean and Stacy Moore finally received photos of the young Chinese girls they were to adopt, they couldn't help but notice their sad, blank expressions

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.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's investigators charged two Augusta teenagers as adults with armed robbery early Sunday morning, sheriff's office records state.

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.

'Chronicle' employee enjoyed being family man
Calvin E. Thornton Jr. smiles slightly when he reflects on the life of his younger brother, George Henderson Thornton.

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.

Waycross pharmacy closed after painkillers missing
PATTERSON, Ga. - A pharmacy has been closed after authorities conducted an inventory and determined that nearly 40,000 painkillers - including thousands of Oxycontin tablets - have been missing, state officials said.

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

Authorities plan meth conference
FLORENCE, S.C. - A decade ago, South Carolina and local law enforcement agencies did not spend time or resources on methamphetamine. That has changed in a hurry.

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.

Children from China find homes with local families

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day

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.

Authorities plan meth conference

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.

The week ahead

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

Reviving a ghost town

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.

The week ahead
If you judged commercials for cartoons and video games against those for books, you might think children found reading to be some uncool, archaic pastime.

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

Reviving a ghost town
Aside from the frequent whoosh of speeding trucks along Appling-Harlem Road, the only sign of life at noon in downtown Appling is the occasional buzz of a saw at its historic courthouse or the fluttering of lovebugs in the air.

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.

Fire burns offices, plant for screen company

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

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

Businesses breathe sigh of relief over list

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

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Cameron Morris, 6, of North Augusta.

Serious charges often are dropped
COLUMBIA - An analysis of criminal domestic violence cases found more than one-third of the most serious offenses in South Carolina were dropped since then-state Attorney General Charlie Condon ordered prosecutors not to do so unless absolutely necessary.

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.

Graduate hopes Navy will let him travel, help others

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.

Vietnam War orphans are ready to return

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

Budget strikes startle courts
State court officials were taken by surprise when Gov. Sonny Perdue eliminated funding for judges' and prosecutors' councils with a stroke of his pen.

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.

Reviving a ghost town
Aside from the frequent whoosh of speeding trucks along Appling-Harlem Road, the only sign of life at noon in downtown Appling is the occasional buzz of a saw at its historic courthouse or the fluttering of lovebugs in the air.

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.

Five questions
Carrie Brady is a teacher at Greenbrier High School. In her third year of teaching and second year at Greenbrier, Ms. Brady instructs students in ceramics and introductory art. The school year ends Friday.

School rules can test educators

Delivery driver finds radioactive box in street

ASU graduate earns her seventh degree

Judges craft assignment rules
Superior Court judges are working through the logistics of implementing case assignments, and they hope to have something on paper by this week.

Relieved fort hopes for gains

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The fungus that causes Sudden Oak Death has been found in a small shipment of mountain laurel for a wholesale nursery in Norcross, state agriculture officials said.

Mice might help muscles of men

One arm, one foul
Terry Colvin celebrates with his daughter Cassidy, 10, after getting a foul ball at the GreenJackets game against Columbus.

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.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Cameron Morris, 6, of North Augusta.

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.

Leaders optimistic about future of Albany base
ALBANY, Ga. - After months of hearing rumors that Albany's Marine Corps Logistics Base might be targeted for closure, community leaders were elated to learn that talk was false.

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

Georgia bases on closure list look at redevelopment
ATLANTA - Amid the bad news that four Georgia bases for the first time are included on a list of suggested closings by the Pentagon was a sliver of comfort - at least those bases are all in fast-growing north Georgia, boosting the odds of successful redevelopment.

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.

Sanford and sons ride rapids
LONG CREEK, S.C. - Gov. Mark Sanford picked a wild place to continue his efforts at getting South Carolinians more active.

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.

Mother sues apartment company, police in daughter's death
DARLINGTON, S.C. - A real estate management company and the Darlington County Sheriff's Office were negligent in the death of a teenager, who was assaulted and killed last year, according to a lawsuit filed by the victim's mother.

'Chronicle' employee enjoyed being family man
Calvin E. Thornton Jr. smiles slightly when he reflects on the life of his younger brother, George Henderson Thornton.

British take Charleston again at re-enactment
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The continual booms resonating from the battlefield where hundreds of Revolutionary War soldiers engaged in realistic combat Saturday kept Justin Odom and his brother Jeremy on their toes, peaking wide-eyed through a wooden fence.

One arm, one foul
Terry Colvin celebrates with his daughter Cassidy, 10, after getting a foul ball at the GreenJackets game against Columbus.

Georgia bases on closure list look at redevelopment

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The fungus that causes Sudden Oak Death has been found in a small shipment of mountain laurel for a wholesale nursery in Norcross, state agriculture officials said.

'Chronicle' employee enjoyed being family man

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's investigators charged two Augusta teenagers as adults with armed robbery early Sunday morning, sheriff's office records state.

Lawmakers question solicitor's lobbyist use

Serious charges often are dropped
COLUMBIA - An analysis of criminal domestic violence cases found more than one-third of the most serious offenses in South Carolina were dropped since then-state Attorney General Charlie Condon ordered prosecutors not to do so unless absolutely necessary.

Leaders optimistic about future of Albany base

Agency says cuts take toll on quality of work
ATLANTA - Although the Public Service Commission is charged with representing the interests of millions of Georgians by challenging utilities to justify requests for rate increases, the agency says it now has less money than ever to do the job.

Georgia citizen-soldiers depart for yearlong Iraq tour

Children from China find homes with local families
Several years ago, when Dean and Stacy Moore finally received photos of the young Chinese girls they were to adopt, they couldn't help but notice their sad, blank expressions

Across the area

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.

Lawmakers question solicitor's lobbyist use
GREENVILLE, S.C. - At least one lawmaker says it was inappropriate for a prosecutor to use public funds to lobby the Legislature on a bill that would have benefited the prosecutor personally.

Five questions
Carrie Brady is a teacher at Greenbrier High School. In her third year of teaching and second year at Greenbrier, Ms. Brady instructs students in ceramics and introductory art. The school year ends Friday.

Fire burns offices, plant for screen company
GEORGETOWN, S.C. - The administrative offices and part of a plant that makes porch screens have been destroyed by a fire. No injuries were reported.

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Fire burns offices, plant for screen company
GEORGETOWN, S.C. - The administrative offices and part of a plant that makes porch screens have been destroyed by a fire. No injuries were reported.

School helps boy with rare ailment

S.C. Supreme Court gets high marks

Across Georgia

Delivery driver finds radioactive box in street
Augusta fire crews were investigating a suspicious package this morning in the area of Fifth and Broad streets.

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

Budget strikes startle courts
State court officials were taken by surprise when Gov. Sonny Perdue eliminated funding for judges' and prosecutors' councils with a stroke of his pen.

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

One arm, one foul

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

Mother sues apartment company, police in daughter's death

Williams could face 17 years

Budget strikes startle courts

Iraq-bound soldiers are 'fit to fight'

Agency says cuts take toll on quality of work
ATLANTA - Although the Public Service Commission is charged with representing the interests of millions of Georgians by challenging utilities to justify requests for rate increases, the agency says it now has less money than ever to do the job.

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.

Memories are worth the price of yearbooks
Attention, high school students: I have a word of advice that your little brothers and sisters won't understand and your grandparents can't do anything about: Buy a high school yearbook every chance you get.

Memories are worth the price of yearbooks
Attention, high school students: I have a word of advice that your little brothers and sisters won't understand and your grandparents can't do anything about: Buy a high school yearbook every chance you get.

You'll need the Force to answer these trivia questions
NEW YORK - We've traveled from the deserts of Tatooine to the forests of Endor to find the most impossibly difficult "Star Wars" trivia questions. May the Force be with you (answers at bottom):

Christensen embodies Darth Vader's black heart
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Half of Hollywood is playing a superhero these days, it seems. Hayden Christensen is more than content to play the super-villain.

Christensen embodies Darth Vader's black heart

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.

Cannes premiere of 'Star Wars' raises questions
CANNES, France - Without Michael Moore and "Fahrenheit 9/11" at the Cannes Film Festival this time, it was left to George Lucas and "Star Wars" to pique European ire over the state of world relations and the United States' role in it.

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

Cannes premiere of 'Star Wars' raises questions
CANNES, France - Without Michael Moore and "Fahrenheit 9/11" at the Cannes Film Festival this time, it was left to George Lucas and "Star Wars" to pique European ire over the state of world relations and the United States' role in it.

Fonda does big-screen encore as comic ogre

Cannes premiere of 'Star Wars' raises questions

Capsule reviews of new films

You'll need the Force to answer these trivia questions

You'll need the Force to answer these trivia questions
NEW YORK - We've traveled from the deserts of Tatooine to the forests of Endor to find the most impossibly difficult "Star Wars" trivia questions. May the Force be with you (answers at bottom):

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

Christensen embodies Darth Vader's black heart
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Half of Hollywood is playing a superhero these days, it seems. Hayden Christensen is more than content to play the super-villain.

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.

Q&A: 'Star Wars' composer John Williams
NEW YORK - Break out the lightsabers - the gallant theme is back. This time, however, the brassy fanfare leads us down the abyss.

Prine returns after cancer, fatherhood
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Over his 35-year career, singer-songwriter John Prine has been called a keen commentator, a wry humorist and a master storyteller.

Prine returns after cancer, fatherhood
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Over his 35-year career, singer-songwriter John Prine has been called a keen commentator, a wry humorist and a master storyteller.

Q&A: 'Star Wars' composer John Williams
NEW YORK - Break out the lightsabers - the gallant theme is back. This time, however, the brassy fanfare leads us down the abyss.

Q&A: 'Star Wars' composer John Williams

Prine returns after cancer, fatherhood

Kahne's victory first of many?
RICHMOND, Va. - Tony Stewart was unusually happy with his second-place finish at Richmond International. That's because he had a front-row seat for Kasey Kahne's first career Nextel Cup victory.

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.

Kahne's victory draws respect
RICHMOND, Va. - Kasey Kahne became the 133rd different driver to win on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series circuit Saturday night. With that goal achieved, he now faces a new challenge: Don't be a one-and-done driver.

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.

Patrick disappointed by first Indy qualifying effort
INDIANAPOLIS - Danica Patrick's stellar week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway almost turned disastrous Sunday when she nearly spun on her first qualifying lap for the Indy 500.

Kahne's victory first of many?

Hamilton wins NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race
MANSFIELD, Ohio - Bobby Hamilton edged defending race winner Jack Sprague in a two-lap shootout Sunday in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series' UAW/GM Ohio 250 at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway.

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.

Kahne's victory first of many?
RICHMOND, Va. - Tony Stewart was unusually happy with his second-place finish at Richmond International. That's because he had a front-row seat for Kasey Kahne's first career Nextel Cup victory.

Close race ends in win by Edwards

Rain floods Indy engines

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.

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.

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

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.

Drivers eye points, even early in year

Spurs make adjustments

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
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.

Miami advances to Eastern Conference finals

Pistons even series with Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS - Just when the Indiana Pacers thought they couldn't possibly shoot any worse, the Detroit Pistons proved them wrong.

Pistons even series with Pacers

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

SuperSonics lower boom against Spurs
SEATTLE -- The Seattle SuperSonics pulled off another surprise, this time without any help from All-Star Rashard Lewis.

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

Pistons even series with Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS - Just when the Indiana Pacers thought they couldn't possibly shoot any worse, the Detroit Pistons proved them wrong.

SuperSonics lower boom against Spurs
SEATTLE -- The Seattle SuperSonics pulled off another surprise, this time without any help from All-Star Rashard Lewis.

SuperSonics lower boom against Spurs

Mr. Melvin Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sallie Mae Terrell    (AVERA, Ga.)
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Mr. Anderson Morgan    (ALEXANDRIA, VA.)
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Mrs. Herma K. Vandegrift    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sallie Mae Terrell    (AVERA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Melvin D. Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

SSG Frank Mosley, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Casteva Armstrong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Walter E. Chance    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Ms. Judi Lynn Quarles    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Handy Noble, Jr.    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
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Miss Doris Johnson    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Edward J. Pendleton, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. George H. Thornton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Alan R. Brinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Doris Johnson (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey L. Ergle (NASHVILLE, TN.)

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

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

Mr. Kevin Glenard Choice (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Kathryn B. Morton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Swetman (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Norman James Schear (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Sallie Mae Terrell (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marilyn S. Spivey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Ms. Judi Lynn Quarles (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lisa A. Beard (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Melvin D. Parkman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Freeman (WAUKEGAN, Ill.)

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

Mr. William Barnes, Jr. (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ruby T. Weber (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Smith (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Clark Marks (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Alan R. Brinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewell A. Ansley (THOMSON, Ga.)

SSG Frank Mosley, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Clinton Weeks (ABBEVILLE, Ala.)

Mrs. Edna Glaze Armour (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Miss Melissa M. Brooks (RIVERDALE, PA)

Mr. Antonio Antley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Judi Quarles (THOMSON, Ga.)

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.

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.

Mauresmo defends Italian Open title

Thoroughbreds kick way to championship

Screven County bounced in semifinals

Musketeers claim outright title this year

Overtime

Irish are all smiles after first title

Augusta women row to national meet

Asthma not slowing down Olympian in pool or life

Sharapova denied chance at No. 1

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:

Mauresmo defends Italian Open title
ROME - Amelie Mauresmo rallied to defend her Italian Open title Sunday with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over eighth-seeded Patty Schnyder.

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.

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.

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.

Mauresmo defends Italian Open title
ROME - Amelie Mauresmo rallied to defend her Italian Open title Sunday with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over eighth-seeded Patty Schnyder.

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.

Overtime
In Ardmore, Okla., Tyler Leon and Alex Noren, of Oklahoma State, both made birdie on the final hole, giving the Cowboys a one-shot victory over Augusta State at the Perry Maxwell Invitational on Sunday.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Overtime
In Ardmore, Okla., Tyler Leon and Alex Noren, of Oklahoma State, both made birdie on the final hole, giving the Cowboys a one-shot victory over Augusta State at the Perry Maxwell Invitational on Sunday.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Priest denies gays' supporters communion
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Roman Catholic priest denied communion to more than 100 parishioners Sunday, saying they could not receive the sacrament because they wore rainbow-colored sashes to church to show support for gay Catholics.

Pope leads ceremony to ordain priests
VATICAN CITY - Encouraging obedience and missionary zeal, Pope Benedict XVI ordained a group of new priests Sunday, with many of the men coming from Latin America and Africa as the Roman Catholic Church in Western Europe struggles with falling numbers of recruits for the clergy.

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.

Priest denies gays' supporters communion
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Roman Catholic priest denied communion to more than 100 parishioners Sunday, saying they could not receive the sacrament because they wore rainbow-colored sashes to church to show support for gay Catholics.

Pope leads ceremony to ordain priests
VATICAN CITY - Encouraging obedience and missionary zeal, Pope Benedict XVI ordained a group of new priests Sunday, with many of the men coming from Latin America and Africa as the Roman Catholic Church in Western Europe struggles with falling numbers of recruits for the clergy.

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.

Don't be misled by way fawns look, act

Augusta, everybody loves Ramos

The hero of 'House' is a doctor who hurts
NEW YORK - As an abrasive anti-hero, Dr. Gregory House is hardly unique. But the sort of rotten attitude he radiates is typically the product of a tortured psyche - think Andy Sipowicz's wrath on "NYPD Blue."

'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."

Season of love on 'Gilmore Girls' comes to end
LOS ANGELES - The jilted woman sits in front of the TV set and fast-food cartons, watching Judy Garland belt out "The Man Who Got Away" and wallowing in heartache.

Can NBC pull out of its slump?
NEW YORK - Of all the television networks presenting their fall schedules to advertisers this week, none will be watched more closely than NBC.

Can NBC pull out of its slump?

The hero of 'House' is a doctor who hurts

'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.

Tom Westman wins 'Survivor: Palau'
NEW YORK - New York City firefighter Tom Westman won "Survivor: Palau" on Sunday night, picking up a million dollars in the live finale of the CBS hit.

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

Season of love on 'Gilmore Girls' comes to end
LOS ANGELES - The jilted woman sits in front of the TV set and fast-food cartons, watching Judy Garland belt out "The Man Who Got Away" and wallowing in heartache.

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

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

Gumby stages comeback

Gumby stages comeback
SAN FRANCISCO - Five decades after Gumby first captured the nation's imagination, the little green guy and his chums are starring in a new art exhibit - the first in a series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the television icon's creation and launch his comeback.

Tom Westman wins 'Survivor: Palau'
NEW YORK - New York City firefighter Tom Westman won "Survivor: Palau" on Sunday night, picking up a million dollars in the live finale of the CBS hit.

Season of love on 'Gilmore Girls' comes to end

'The Bachelor' to choose his love on live finale

Gumby stages comeback
SAN FRANCISCO - Five decades after Gumby first captured the nation's imagination, the little green guy and his chums are starring in a new art exhibit - the first in a series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the television icon's creation and launch his comeback.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Can NBC pull out of its slump?
NEW YORK - Of all the television networks presenting their fall schedules to advertisers this week, none will be watched more closely than NBC.

Tom Westman wins 'Survivor: Palau'

Timothy Dalton bonds with 'Hercules'

The hero of 'House' is a doctor who hurts
NEW YORK - As an abrasive anti-hero, Dr. Gregory House is hardly unique. But the sort of rotten attitude he radiates is typically the product of a tortured psyche - think Andy Sipowicz's wrath on "NYPD Blue."

Celebs aid Michael Jackson defense

People in the News

Dave Chappelle: I'm not crazy

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.

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.

Diamond Dogs rout Auburn
ATHENS, Ga. - Brooks Brown and Joshua Fields combined to strike out 13 Auburn batters and Georgia collected 17 hits to beat the Tigers 10-4 Sunday.

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

Gamecocks fall to Mississippi
OXFORD, Miss. - Chris Coghlan homered and had four RBIs as Mississippi defeated South Carolina 8-4 on Sunday.

Gamecocks fall to Mississippi
OXFORD, Miss. - Chris Coghlan homered and had four RBIs as Mississippi defeated South Carolina 8-4 on Sunday.

Gamecocks fall to Mississippi

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.

Hot sauce named for runaway bride

Afghanistan's golf course is challenge

Priest denies gays' supporters communion

Pope leads ceremony to ordain priests

Revered stray cows removed from New Delhi's streets