Museum picks science fiction over the real thing

A housewife finds success as novelist
LOS ANGELES - Jacquelyn Mitchard pressed the play button on her answering machine and heard a voice saying, "Hi. This is Oprah Winfrey. I read your book, and I'd like to talk to you about it. Would you please call me."

Museum picks science fiction over the real thing
BOSTON - The Empire has struck again. This time, Benjamin Franklin is staring down the business end of Darth Vader's light saber.

Clinton sees 'dark faces' while having surgery last year

Art notebook
The Augusta Museum of History recently received an accreditation by the American Association of Museums. The honor, afforded only to institutions that display the highest level of professional, conservational and ethical practices, has been awarded to only 750 museums in the country.

A housewife finds success as novelist
LOS ANGELES - Jacquelyn Mitchard pressed the play button on her answering machine and heard a voice saying, "Hi. This is Oprah Winfrey. I read your book, and I'd like to talk to you about it. Would you please call me."

Museum picks science fiction over the real thing
BOSTON - The Empire has struck again. This time, Benjamin Franklin is staring down the business end of Darth Vader's light saber.

Clinton sees 'dark faces' while having surgery last year
NEW YORK - In the paperback edition of "My Life," former President Clinton acknowledges that his memoir may have been too long, recounts some friendly faces from his book tour and some odder ones sighted under the influence of anesthesia as he underwent heart surgery last September.

Trump developing musical based on 'The Apprentice'
NEW YORK - Move over Max Bialystock. Broadway's foremost wheeler-dealer in "The Producers" could be joined by another man enamored by big money. Producers Barry and Fran Weissler and Mark Burnett, with an assist from real-estate mogul Donald Trump, are developing a musical based on "The Apprentice," Trump's hit NBC television series.

Clinton sees 'dark faces' while having surgery last year
NEW YORK - In the paperback edition of "My Life," former President Clinton acknowledges that his memoir may have been too long, recounts some friendly faces from his book tour and some odder ones sighted under the influence of anesthesia as he underwent heart surgery last September.

A housewife finds success as novelist

Baseball notebook

Baseball notebook
ARLINGTON, Texas - David Dellucci led off a record-setting game for the Texas Rangers with - what else - a home run.

Baseball notebook
ARLINGTON, Texas - David Dellucci led off a record-setting game for the Texas Rangers with - what else - a home run.

USC Aiken's run is over
JACKSONVILE, Fla. - USC Aiken's run through the NCAA South Atlantic Regional stretched into a third day but came to a disappointing end.

Bryson Key Hopkins

Sabrina Callen Davis

Rachel Malinda Foulks
Anthony and Lauren Foulks of Fort Gordon are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Malinda, born March 4, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She was welcomed home by big brother, Alan, who is 4.

Ethan William Dent
Ashley and Karen Dent of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ethan William Dent, born April 14, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Hallie Elizabeth Fulmer

Bryce Evan Tillman
Terrell and Melissa Tillman of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Bryce Evan, born February 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He was welcomed home by his big brother Chase 1 yr. old.

Catilyn Nicole Chavous

Sabrina Callen Davis
Roosavelt and Micheala Davis of Rayle, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Sabrina Callene, born April 22, 2005 at Wills Memorial in Washington, Ga.

Chloe F. Johnfroe
Damien and Dawn Johnfroe of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe F., born May 5, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

D'Angleo Micheal Bolton
Lonnie and Yolanda Bolton of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, D'Angleo Micheal, born April 26, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Chloe F. Johnfroe

Chloe F. Johnfroe
Damien and Dawn Johnfroe of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe F., born May 5, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

D'Angleo Micheal Bolton

Rachel Hope Beauford
Thomas and Stephanie Beauford of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Hope, born March 30, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Augusta.

Kayla Lanae Anthony
Claude and Carolyn of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Kayla Lanae, born April 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nicholas Gabriel Weisert
Rich Weisert and Merci Wadford are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Gabriel Weisert, born May 7, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken.

Nicholas Gabriel Weisert

Thomas Walter Blanchard
Thomas and Dana Blanchard of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Thomas Walter Blanchard III, born May 9, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Sabrina Callen Davis
Roosavelt and Micheala Davis of Rayle, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Sabrina Callene, born April 22, 2005 at Wills Memorial in Washington, Ga.

Hallie Elizabeth Fulmer
Terry Fulmer and Ericka Runnels are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hallie Elizabeth Fulmer, born May 8, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken.

Kayla Lanae Anthony
Claude Anthony and Carolyn Williams are pleased to announce the birth of their daughters, Kayla Lanae Anthony, born April 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kayla Lanae Anthony
Claude Anthony and Carolyn Williams are pleased to announce the birth of their daughters, Kayla Lanae Anthony, born April 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kayla Lanae Anthony

Ethan William Dent
Ashley and Karen Dent of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ethan William Dent, born April 14, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Kayla Lanae Anthony

Rachel Malinda Foulks
Anthony and Lauren Foulks of Fort Gordon are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Malinda, born March 4, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She was welcomed home by big brother, Alan, who is 4.

Erin Paige Grandy

Bryson Key Hopkins
Deanna Strakosch and Robert Hopkins are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Bryson Key, born March 12, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 10:03 p.m., weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Susan Munro of Augusta, Douglas Strakosch of Hephzibah, Mel and Lynn Parrish of Grovetown and Bob and Kathy Hopkins of Evans.

Bryce Evan Tillman

Reagan Renee Walker
Todd and Regina Walker of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Reagan Renee, born March 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 9:40 a.m., weighed 7lbs. 11oz. and was 19 1/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Roy and Joyce Strickland of Evans and William and Sue Walker of North Augusta. She was welcomed home by big sister, Jessica Alexandria, who is 3 1/2.

Thomas Walter Blanchard

Kayla Lanae Anthony
Claude and Carolyn of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Kayla Lanae, born April 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Rachel Hope Beauford

Erin Paige Grandy
James and Jill Grandy of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Erin Paige, born March 28, 2005 at University in Augusta.

Reagan Renee Walker

Bryson Key Hopkins
Deanna Strakosch and Robert Hopkins are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Bryson Key, born March 12, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 10:03 p.m., weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Susan Munro of Augusta, Douglas Strakosch of Hephzibah, Mel and Lynn Parrish of Grovetown and Bob and Kathy Hopkins of Evans.

Robin Annette Merritt
S. Russell and Elizabeth Merritt of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Robin Annette, born May 11, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Reagan Renee Walker
Todd and Regina Walker of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Reagan Renee, born March 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 9:40 a.m., weighed 7lbs. 11oz. and was 19 1/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Roy and Joyce Strickland of Evans and William and Sue Walker of North Augusta. She was welcomed home by big sister, Jessica Alexandria, who is 3 1/2.

Catilyn Nicole Chavous
Joe and Bonnie Chavous of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Catilyn Nicole, born May 8, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Robin Annette Merritt
S. Russell and Elizabeth Merritt of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Robin Annette, born May 11, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Ashton Wilkes Andrews
Ashley and Tiffani Andrews of Washington are pleased to announce the birth of their son Ashton Wilkes Andrews, born May 4, 2005 at St. Joseph in Augusta.

Thomas Walter Blanchard
Thomas and Dana Blanchard of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Thomas Walter Blanchard III, born May 9, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Bryce Evan Tillman
Terrell and Melissa Tillman of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Bryce Evan, born February 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He was welcomed home by his big brother Chase 1 yr. old.

Catilyn Nicole Chavous
Joe and Bonnie Chavous of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Catilyn Nicole, born May 8, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

D'Angleo Micheal Bolton
Lonnie and Yolanda Bolton of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, D'Angleo Micheal, born April 26, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Rachel Malinda Foulks

Rachel Hope Beauford
Thomas and Stephanie Beauford of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Hope, born March 30, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Augusta.

Ashton Wilkes Andrews

Hallie Elizabeth Fulmer
Terry Fulmer and Ericka Runnels are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hallie Elizabeth Fulmer, born May 8, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken.

Ethan William Dent

Erin Paige Grandy
James and Jill Grandy of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Erin Paige, born March 28, 2005 at University in Augusta.

Robin Annette Merritt

Ashton Wilkes Andrews
Ashley and Tiffani Andrews of Washington are pleased to announce the birth of their son Ashton Wilkes Andrews, born May 4, 2005 at St. Joseph in Augusta.

Nicholas Gabriel Weisert
Rich Weisert and Merci Wadford are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Gabriel Weisert, born May 7, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken.

Odds and Ends
PHILADELPHIA - White dress? Got it. Flowers? Check. Tuxedo for the Phillie Phanatic? Of course.

Odds and Ends
PHILADELPHIA - White dress? Got it. Flowers? Check. Tuxedo for the Phillie Phanatic? Of course.

Woman wants to sell advertising on her body
WAYNE, N.J. - A 21-year-old business major has proven a basic lesson of marketing: Sex sells.

Atlanta's injuries begin to mount up
BOSTON - After making it more than a month without placing a player on the disabled list, the Atlanta Braves are now getting far too accustomed to that process.

Atlanta's Hudson struggles in Boston
BOSTON - A curse is alive and well at Fenway Park.

Red Sox top Braves, 4-3
BOSTON - A healthy Wade Miller gave Boston's battered rotation a big boost.

Atlanta's Hudson struggles in Boston
BOSTON - A curse is alive and well at Fenway Park.

Red Sox top Braves, 4-3

Red Sox top Braves, 4-3
BOSTON - A healthy Wade Miller gave Boston's battered rotation a big boost.

Atlanta's injuries begin to mount up

Atlanta beats up Boston
BOSTON - Kyle Davies overcame the Red Sox and the rain in a scoreless major league pitching debut, and the Atlanta Braves ended their longest losing streak in three years with a 7-5 win Saturday night.

Atlanta beats up Boston
BOSTON - Kyle Davies overcame the Red Sox and the rain in a scoreless major league pitching debut, and the Atlanta Braves ended their longest losing streak in three years with a 7-5 win Saturday night.

Atlanta's Hudson struggles in Boston

Atlanta's injuries begin to mount up
BOSTON - After making it more than a month without placing a player on the disabled list, the Atlanta Braves are now getting far too accustomed to that process.

Atlanta beats up Boston

Business briefs
A break from work is a chance to rest and rejuvenate, restoring your vim, vigor and mental engagement with your job.

Fee-based planner can eliminate biased advice
I am desperate to find out who I could talk to about financial advice, someone who is not connected with any investment or securities firm. Someone who can give me advice on what to do about losses on investment, on 401(k) and IRA, but who is not in the business of selling.

On the move
Paul Cloutier has joined the Augusta Youth Develpoment Campus as the recreation director. George Holland has been promoted at the facility from juvenile correctional officer 1 to juvenile correctional officer 2 (sergeant).

Greenspan: high oil prices not likely to hurt economy
WASHINGTON - The economy, which had hit a temporary soft patch from surging energy prices, probably will weather the situation well, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan suggested Friday.

Web site explains start-up essentials
AIKEN - Melody Badger knows it takes more than a good cook to keep a family-operated restaurant in business.

Hyundai's new plant puts pressure on Big Three
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - John Kalson left his Ford job in Detroit to work as production director for the new Hyundai plant in Montgomery, as did several of his current supervisors who say they were eager for a change from the Big Three culture.

Hyundai's new plant puts pressure on Big Three

Wall Street finishes strong week with modest profit taking
NEW YORK - Investors taking profits after the week's big advance sent many stocks falling Friday, but the lack of a wholesale selloff left many on Wall Street pleased with the market's resiliency. The Nasdaq composite index managed a small gain, and all three major indexes finished the week higher.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business, guest speaker Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox, 11:30 a.m., Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; members $20, nonmembers $25, corporate tables available; R.S.V.P. at 821-1300.

Public tells presidential panel to scrap tax laws
WASHINGTON - When a presidential commission asked taxpayers for their thoughts about tax laws, they got a stream of replies that could be summed up by one from Harry Brown of Port Huron, Mich.

Wal-Mart stumbles as rivals close in
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is facing a new reality: Its customers want more than just the lowest price.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business, guest speaker Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox, 11:30 a.m., Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; members $20, nonmembers $25, corporate tables available; R.S.V.P. at 821-1300.

Public tells presidential panel to scrap tax laws

Fee-based planner can eliminate biased advice
I am desperate to find out who I could talk to about financial advice, someone who is not connected with any investment or securities firm. Someone who can give me advice on what to do about losses on investment, on 401(k) and IRA, but who is not in the business of selling.

China imposes export tariffs to ease trade clash

Richmond County property transfers

China imposes export tariffs to ease trade clash
BEIJING - China announced new tariffs on its surging textile exports on Friday in a concession aimed at easing a clash with the United States and Europe over Chinese goods flooding into their markets.

Temporary workers cut costs, increase production

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for May 5-12. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

On the move

Wal-Mart stumbles as rivals close in
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is facing a new reality: Its customers want more than just the lowest price.

Web site explains start-up essentials

Temporary workers cut costs, increase production
For Sylvia Mangialetto, temp work has hardly been temporary.

Web site explains start-up essentials
AIKEN - Melody Badger knows it takes more than a good cook to keep a family-operated restaurant in business.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for May 5-12. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Air hubs may be lost in merger
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The merger of US Airways and America West, aimed at creating a national low-fare airline, will debut with some baggage, including an abundance of hubs.

Greenspan: high oil prices not likely to hurt economy

Temporary workers cut costs, increase production
For Sylvia Mangialetto, temp work has hardly been temporary.

Public tells presidential panel to scrap tax laws
WASHINGTON - When a presidential commission asked taxpayers for their thoughts about tax laws, they got a stream of replies that could be summed up by one from Harry Brown of Port Huron, Mich.

Business calendar

China imposes export tariffs to ease trade clash
BEIJING - China announced new tariffs on its surging textile exports on Friday in a concession aimed at easing a clash with the United States and Europe over Chinese goods flooding into their markets.

Wal-Mart stumbles as rivals close in

Hyundai's new plant puts pressure on Big Three
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - John Kalson left his Ford job in Detroit to work as production director for the new Hyundai plant in Montgomery, as did several of his current supervisors who say they were eager for a change from the Big Three culture.

Fee-based planner can eliminate biased advice

Greenspan: high oil prices not likely to hurt economy
WASHINGTON - The economy, which had hit a temporary soft patch from surging energy prices, probably will weather the situation well, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan suggested Friday.

On the move
Paul Cloutier has joined the Augusta Youth Develpoment Campus as the recreation director. George Holland has been promoted at the facility from juvenile correctional officer 1 to juvenile correctional officer 2 (sergeant).

Rumors run rampant about mayor's plans in Washington

Rumors run rampant about mayor's plans in Washington
Two weeks ago, Mayor Bob Young asked whether everybody in Augusta knew something he didn't.

Rumors run rampant about mayor's plans in Washington
Two weeks ago, Mayor Bob Young asked whether everybody in Augusta knew something he didn't.

First black players at Death Valley return to Clemson

First black players at Death Valley return to Clemson
COLUMBIA - Former Wake Forest star linebacker Bob Grant recalled the death threats, the precautions to avoid violence on bus rides to Southern football stadiums and the harsh, volatile words spoken by opposing coaches including Clemson's Frank Howard - the very reason he became part of the "Junior Jim Crow Killers."

First black players at Death Valley return to Clemson
COLUMBIA - Former Wake Forest star linebacker Bob Grant recalled the death threats, the precautions to avoid violence on bus rides to Southern football stadiums and the harsh, volatile words spoken by opposing coaches including Clemson's Frank Howard - the very reason he became part of the "Junior Jim Crow Killers."

Tigers earn ACC sweep of Miami
CLEMSON, S.C. - Taylor Harbin tied a school record with three doubles as Clemson finished a three-game sweep of Miami with a 6-2 victory on Saturday.

The fork in the road
Check the election map; America is becoming more conservative.

Give up CIA
The United States is wondering what to do with Luis Posada Carriles, a zealous anti-Castro Cuban who's been arrested for entering this country illegally. If what Posada has been charged with by Cuban and Venezuelan authorities is true, there's no doubt about what should be done - he must be turned over to Venezuela to be dealt with as a terrorist.

Winning combinations
The best are not always the brightest. The brightest are not always the best. You've really got a winning combination when your community sees both the best and the brightest in you.

SRS fee hike is due

Winning combinations
The best are not always the brightest. The brightest are not always the best. You've really got a winning combination when your community sees both the best and the brightest in you.

SRS fee hike is due
Instead of paying property taxes on the nuclear complexes at the Savannah River Site, Uncle Sam pays an annual fee based on land value to the three counties - Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale - on whose nearly 300 square miles the site sits.

The fork in the road

Consumer terrorism
Terrorism comes from many places, and in many forms. One of them comes from right here in the good old USA.

SRS fee hike is due
Instead of paying property taxes on the nuclear complexes at the Savannah River Site, Uncle Sam pays an annual fee based on land value to the three counties - Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale - on whose nearly 300 square miles the site sits.

The fork in the road
Check the election map; America is becoming more conservative.

Winning combinations

People in the News
NEW YORK - Everybody loved Raymond - but don't look for Ray Romano to star in another network sitcom.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Everybody loved Raymond - but don't look for Ray Romano to star in another network sitcom.

Henry Corden, voice of Fred Flintstone, dead at 85
LOS ANGELES - Henry Corden, the voice of cartoon caveman Fred Flintstone's "Yabba-dabba-doo!" for more than two decades, has died. He was 85.

Judge considering sanction of Jackson attorney
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The judge in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial said Friday he may sanction lead defense attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. for misrepresenting the terms under which the pop star waived confidentiality with former lawyer Mark Geragos.

Henry Corden, voice of Fred Flintstone, dead at 85
LOS ANGELES - Henry Corden, the voice of cartoon caveman Fred Flintstone's "Yabba-dabba-doo!" for more than two decades, has died. He was 85.

Judge considering sanction of Jackson attorney
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The judge in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial said Friday he may sanction lead defense attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. for misrepresenting the terms under which the pop star waived confidentiality with former lawyer Mark Geragos.

Pension conversions, freezes impact retirement
NEW YORK - Troubled United Airlines ended its traditional pension plans dramatically earlier this month, abandoning them in a highly publicized move to the federal government's pension insurance agency. But many other traditional plans die quietly, either converted to "hybrid" plans or frozen and replaced with worker-funded 401(k) plans.

Pension conversions, freezes impact retirement

Pension conversions, freezes impact retirement
NEW YORK - Troubled United Airlines ended its traditional pension plans dramatically earlier this month, abandoning them in a highly publicized move to the federal government's pension insurance agency. But many other traditional plans die quietly, either converted to "hybrid" plans or frozen and replaced with worker-funded 401(k) plans.

Turner pitches shutout, Tech wins
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Ryan Turner tossed seven shutout innings and Georgia Tech (38-16, 22-8 ACC) hit three home runs for an 8-1 win over No. 15 North Carolina (40-15-1, 17-10-1) in the final game of the regular season Saturday.

Minor league notebook
Matt Childers was watching the Atlanta Braves game on television Monday night when starter John Thomson left the game in the fifth inning with a finger injury.

Minor league notebook
Matt Childers was watching the Atlanta Braves game on television Monday night when starter John Thomson left the game in the fifth inning with a finger injury.

Vericker, Augusta drop Grasshoppers
In Greensboro, N.C., Augusta's Brad Vericker hit his second homer in as many nights as the GreenJackets rolled to a 7-2 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers to snap a four-game skid.

Vericker, Augusta drop Grasshoppers
In Greensboro, N.C., Augusta's Brad Vericker hit his second homer in as many nights as the GreenJackets rolled to a 7-2 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers to snap a four-game skid.

Consistent Newman on top of Golf Capital field
Carter Newman's days of relative anonymity as an Augusta golfer might be numbered.

Perry turning Colonial into his own playground
FORT WORTH, Texas - Kenny Perry feels as if he's in his own backyard at the Colonial, and he's turning the old course into his personal playground.

Burkhart buoys repeat feat

Professional golf roundup
MAYNOOTH, Ireland - Part-time Augusta resident Oliver Wilson eagled two par-4s in a three-hole stretch on the back nine to move into a tie for second place in the Irish Open on Saturday.

Jaguars poised to move on
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Augusta State and Oklahoma State - the top two seeds in the NCAA men's Central Regional - pulled away from the field after the second round Friday.

Pacers in need of a bigger sign after repeat
It was a triumphant moment for USC Aiken this past summer. School officials proudly posed for a picture beneath one of seven interstate signs commemorating the school's first national title. The signs read: "Home of USC Aiken, 2004 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Champions."

Amateur's 'Masters' stays afloat in family's dedication
There's only one golf tournament in Augusta older than this weekend's Gordon Uhl/Golf Capital Invitational.

NCAA golf roundup
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Augusta State men's golf team won its first NCAA regional in dominating fashion Saturday, flying past top-seeded Oklahoma State to win the Central Regional title at the Warren Course on the campus of Notre Dame.

Burkhart buoys repeat feat
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Keila Auvenshine's eyes began to burn.

Pacers prevail

Amateur's 'Masters' stays afloat in family's dedication
There's only one golf tournament in Augusta older than this weekend's Gordon Uhl/Golf Capital Invitational.

Professional golf roundup

Professional golf roundup
MAYNOOTH, Ireland - Part-time Augusta resident Oliver Wilson eagled two par-4s in a three-hole stretch on the back nine to move into a tie for second place in the Irish Open on Saturday.

Consistent Newman on top of Golf Capital field

Burkhart buoys repeat feat
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Keila Auvenshine's eyes began to burn.

Perry turning Colonial into his own playground

Pacers in need of a bigger sign after repeat
It was a triumphant moment for USC Aiken this past summer. School officials proudly posed for a picture beneath one of seven interstate signs commemorating the school's first national title. The signs read: "Home of USC Aiken, 2004 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Champions."

Amateur's 'Masters' stays afloat in family's dedication

Consistent Newman on top of Golf Capital field
Carter Newman's days of relative anonymity as an Augusta golfer might be numbered.

Pacers prevail
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Clint Smith and Casey Thompson couldn't resist.

Perry turning Colonial into his own playground
FORT WORTH, Texas - Kenny Perry feels as if he's in his own backyard at the Colonial, and he's turning the old course into his personal playground.

Pacers prevail
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Clint Smith and Casey Thompson couldn't resist.

Pacers in need of a bigger sign after repeat

Minor league notebook

Vericker, Augusta drop Grasshoppers

Talented Tyler, Marsh lead area prospects

Talented Tyler, Marsh lead area prospects
Names like Kendrell Bell, Corey Chavous, Deon Grant, Carlos Rogers, Ben Troupe and Troy Williamson beef up the area's reputation for football players at the highest level of the game.

Talented Tyler, Marsh lead area prospects
Names like Kendrell Bell, Corey Chavous, Deon Grant, Carlos Rogers, Ben Troupe and Troy Williamson beef up the area's reputation for football players at the highest level of the game.

NHL says 'some progress' made in talks

NHL says 'some progress' made in talks
NEW YORK - The NHL and players' union made some progress Friday and promised further negotiations after 22 hours of talks over two days.

NHL says 'some progress' made in talks
NEW YORK - The NHL and players' union made some progress Friday and promised further negotiations after 22 hours of talks over two days.

Rare hurricane hits El Salvador coast
PUERTO LA LIBERTAD, El Salvador - Hurricane Adrian slammed into El Salvador, unleashing torrential rains in an area prone to devastating floods and forcing some 14,000 people to seek higher ground.

Think calmly about the sort of man you are
What sort of person are you? If you're like me, you're the sort of person who is always wondering something.

Afleet Alex wins Preakness after scary incident in stretch
BALTIMORE - In a miraculous recovery, Afleet Alex kept his balance after being knocked to his knees by Scrappy T at the top of the stretch and won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday.

Teams show area's soccer might
Congratulations to the Academy of Richmond County, Aquinas High School and South Aiken High School - the area CSRA teams who won state championships in soccer recently.David D. Smith, Augusta

Myths abound about international trade

Drag race gets no coverage
The subject of this letter is to ask why this paper and all the rest of the sports media in Augusta will not cover one of the major sporting events in the state of Georgia: the Southern Nationals Drag Race, which was held May12-15.Reese Lewallen, Martinez

Parents, educators are disappointing
After forming a concerned parents group several months ago, I now realize much initiative is needed for school reform. Brian Green, Augusta

Save Bethlehem neighborhood from total decay
Before becoming city administrator, Fred Russell toured the Bethlehem area of Augusta with the Rev. William Bass of Tremount Temple Baptist Church. Immediately afterward, he assisted in a cleanup of Picquet Avenue. My first impression of Mr. Russell was that he exemplified genuine qualities of a leader. He is compassionate, caring and willing to listen to the needs of the community, and find ways to move this area forward. He rolled up his sleeves and assisted in the cleanup with a smile.Mattie Mitchell, Augusta

'Chronicle' nailed mental-health center's plight
On behalf of consumers. family members, advocates and concerned supporters of mental-health issues, thank you!Phylis Holliday, Augusta

Save Bethlehem neighborhood from total decay
Before becoming city administrator, Fred Russell toured the Bethlehem area of Augusta with the Rev. William Bass of Tremount Temple Baptist Church. Immediately afterward, he assisted in a cleanup of Picquet Avenue. My first impression of Mr. Russell was that he exemplified genuine qualities of a leader. He is compassionate, caring and willing to listen to the needs of the community, and find ways to move this area forward. He rolled up his sleeves and assisted in the cleanup with a smile.Mattie Mitchell, Augusta

'Chronicle' nailed mental-health center's plight
On behalf of consumers. family members, advocates and concerned supporters of mental-health issues, thank you! Phylis Holliday, Augusta

Headline on story was misleading

'Chronicle' nailed mental-health center's plight

Headline on story was misleading
In his column May 9, Bill Kirby says we should not be upset at the school that punished a boy for talking to his mom on a cell phone. Eric Treesh, Hephzibah

Walker principal may have point
There is a best-selling book out, Blink, that ties in nicely to the controversy over Principal Beverly Hite's decision to reassign three teachers at C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School to other schools.Bill Trammell, Evans

Myths abound about international trade
The topic is international trade. Once again, newspaper editors and the rulers of the airwaves are spewing out vile comments about just how rotten international trade is, and about how much ordinary Americans are made to suffer by cheap imports from China, Canada, Central America and other foreign places starting with "C" or any other letter of the alphabet.

Teams show area's soccer might

Headline on story was misleading
In his column May 9, Bill Kirby says we should not be upset at the school that punished a boy for talking to his mom on a cell phone. Eric Treesh, Hephzibah

Parents, educators are disappointing

Parents, educators are disappointing
After forming a concerned parents group several months ago, I now realize much initiative is needed for school reform. Brian Green, Augusta

Myths abound about international trade
The topic is international trade. Once again, newspaper editors and the rulers of the airwaves are spewing out vile comments about just how rotten international trade is, and about how much ordinary Americans are made to suffer by cheap imports from China, Canada, Central America and other foreign places starting with "C" or any other letter of the alphabet.

Save Bethlehem neighborhood from total decay

Teams show area's soccer might
Congratulations to the Academy of Richmond County, Aquinas High School and South Aiken High School - the area CSRA teams who won state championships in soccer recently.David D. Smith, Augusta

Trout-fishing season is catching on in Pennsylvania

Planning departments have maze of rules to be followed

New styles enhance popularity of flip-flops

Ruined dog bed shouldn't end friendship

Chattanooga reborn as the 'Scenic City'

'Extreme' exhibit focuses on high-perfomance fibers

Living briefs

Google allows users to add new options to home page

Festival revamped to celebrate woodpecker's rediscovery

Florida tourism touting small towns

Google allows users to add new options to home page
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Google Inc. has introduced a new option that allows visitors to personalize the search engine's bare-bones home page with information such as top news stories, movie listings and stock quotes.

Chattanooga reborn as the 'Scenic City'
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Back in the 1960s and '70s, Chattanooga had a deserted downtown on the Tennessee River and was smothered by soot from its foundries.

Swimsuit designs have branched
It's a beautiful day. The sun is shining, the surf crashes gently upon the shore and the sand sparkles in the midafternoon light. And you're trussed up like a mummy in a muumuu because you couldn't find the perfect swimsuit.

Augustan returns to her roots
Helen Turnage's family has called Augusta's Summerville area home for many generations.

Trout-fishing season is catching on in Pennsylvania
CHAMPION, Pa. - Anglers pursue a variety of fish in Pennsylvania, but nothing means fishing like trout does.

Festival revamped to celebrate woodpecker's rediscovery
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Plans for an annual birding festival have been revamped to celebrate the rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker - offering everything from speakers on the rare bird to a "woodpecker haircut."

Google allows users to add new options to home page
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Google Inc. has introduced a new option that allows visitors to personalize the search engine's bare-bones home page with information such as top news stories, movie listings and stock quotes.

Chattanooga reborn as the 'Scenic City'
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Back in the 1960s and '70s, Chattanooga had a deserted downtown on the Tennessee River and was smothered by soot from its foundries.

Living briefs
Like many series, ABC's Desperate Housewives has its season finale this week. What's in store for Season 2? We should get some clues tonight when the women meet a new neighbor, Betty Applewhite. She's played by Alfre Woodard, who will join the full-time cast when new episodes resume in the fall. The show's finale airs at 9 on WJBF (Channel 6).

Florida tourism touting small towns
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Florida visitors are probably already familiar with Orlando's glittering theme parks and the fine white sands of Gulf Coast beaches. But chances are they haven't heard much about the historic and picturesque downtowns of Dunedin, Lakeland or Jensen Beach.

Florida tourism touting small towns
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Florida visitors are probably already familiar with Orlando's glittering theme parks and the fine white sands of Gulf Coast beaches. But chances are they haven't heard much about the historic and picturesque downtowns of Dunedin, Lakeland or Jensen Beach.

Trout-fishing season is catching on in Pennsylvania
CHAMPION, Pa. - Anglers pursue a variety of fish in Pennsylvania, but nothing means fishing like trout does.

'Extreme' exhibit focuses on high-perfomance fibers
NEW YORK - You hear "textiles," you think T-shirts. Or maybe you think trade because of the battle between U.S. and Chinese clothing manufacturers. If you're a fashionista, textiles might bring to mind a luxe embroidered fabric used by Oscar de la Renta or a sassy print from Betsey Johnson.

Planning departments have maze of rules to be followed
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.

'Extreme' exhibit focuses on high-perfomance fibers
NEW YORK - You hear "textiles," you think T-shirts. Or maybe you think trade because of the battle between U.S. and Chinese clothing manufacturers. If you're a fashionista, textiles might bring to mind a luxe embroidered fabric used by Oscar de la Renta or a sassy print from Betsey Johnson.

Ruined dog bed shouldn't end friendship
Dear Carson: My family and I went away for a week, and my husband's friend offered to dog-sit for us because he has a similar dog. I sent my dog to his house with her toys, food, bed, etc. When we returned, my husband picked up our dog and was told that his friend's dog had destroyed our dog's bed. He didn't even offer to replace it.

Planning departments have maze of rules to be followed
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.

Living briefs
Like many series, ABC's Desperate Housewives has its season finale this week. What's in store for Season 2? We should get some clues tonight when the women meet a new neighbor, Betty Applewhite. She's played by Alfre Woodard, who will join the full-time cast when new episodes resume in the fall. The show's finale airs at 9 on WJBF (Channel 6).

Ruined dog bed shouldn't end friendship
Dear Carson: My family and I went away for a week, and my husband's friend offered to dog-sit for us because he has a similar dog. I sent my dog to his house with her toys, food, bed, etc. When we returned, my husband picked up our dog and was told that his friend's dog had destroyed our dog's bed. He didn't even offer to replace it.

New styles enhance popularity of flip-flops
Celebrities have added fine jewels to theirs, while the girl-next-door wears hers with sequins or flowers.

New styles enhance popularity of flip-flops
Celebrities have added fine jewels to theirs, while the girl-next-door wears hers with sequins or flowers.

Festival revamped to celebrate woodpecker's rediscovery
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Plans for an annual birding festival have been revamped to celebrate the rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker - offering everything from speakers on the rare bird to a "woodpecker haircut."

Retractable screen doors are versatile
Planning on adding a new screen door for your home? Or replacing an old one? Before you spend anywhere from $75 to possibly hundreds of dollars for a traditional framed and hinged "fixed" screen door, you might want to consider the latest innovation: retractable door screens.

Activists fight fear, ban on same-sex marriages
COLUMBIA - Ginger and Mac McClure seize every chance they get to talk about gay rights.

Pioneer speaks at Fort Gordon
At an Army post whose first female commander will be ending her tenure this summer, another pioneering female general spoke on Friday.

Plan will bring middle school classes to fort
Negotiations are under way to build a middle school wing at Fort Gordon's only public school, a move welcomed by military parents concerned over violence in Richmond County schools.

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Injured cow is left at landfill

Kid of the Day
Nina Angel Sepha Wright is today's Kid of the Day.

New president of Augusta Assembly
Newly elected Augusta Assembly President Jim Bennett (from left), and his wife, Frann, pose with assembly members Tim and Mary Moses before the assembly's spring party at the Augusta Country Club.

Cousin recalls disappearance

Authorities take 200 goats from man's home
AIKEN - Animal control workers removed nearly 200 goats that had been living inside an Aiken man's home for nearly seven years, an official said Friday.

Windstorm hits area
Two fierce thunderstorm bands swept through the Augusta area Friday.

Across Georgia

Authorities take 200 goats from man's home
AIKEN - Animal control workers removed nearly 200 goats that had been living inside an Aiken man's home for nearly seven years, an official said Friday.

Alcohol sales tempt Grovetown

Some cheers, some tears
A group of students at Harlem High School casually played cards Friday morning on a table in the commons area while waiting for their chance to leave school for summer break.

Cost of cooling off rises with mercury

Schools expect loss of officials
AIKEN - Higher salaries in surrounding school districts and a state retirement incentive program might remove more administrators from Aiken County in the next two years than school officials are able to replace.

Injured cow is left at landfill
A Grovetown woman was outraged Saturday when she witnessed three men dump a fatally injured cow at the Augusta-Richmond County Solid Waste Facility knowing the animal was still alive. But county officials say the incident does not qualify as animal cruelty.

Across the region
ATLANTA - A man who was running from police was killed at the Atlanta airport's commuter train station when he came in contact with the electrified third rail.

Plan will bring middle school classes to fort
Negotiations are under way to build a middle school wing at Fort Gordon's only public school, a move welcomed by military parents concerned over violence in Richmond County schools.

Cousin recalls disappearance
Cousins Tiffany Nelson and Georgia Kelly did everything together as children.

Cousin recalls disappearance
Cousins Tiffany Nelson and Georgia Kelly did everything together as children.

Across the area
Augusta fire chief candidate David Berousek was ready, but Delta wasn't.

Abuse story leads official to resign

SRS might be home to new nuclear plant
A consortium of power companies has identified Savannah River Site as a possible location for the nation's first new nuclear power plant in two decades.

Across South Carolina

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Activists fight fear, ban on same-sex marriages

Cost of cooling off rises with mercury
Just as the temperature goes up, the energy cost to county governments is expected to rise as the need for air conditioning hits in a time of increasing power costs.

Across South Carolina
SENECA - An Oconee County woman has been charged after investigators say she ran over her 3-year-old nephew with a pickup.

Meals perform balancing act
AIKEN - Six-year-old Jessica Keel said she wished her school would serve pizza rolls and Doritos for lunch, but the kindergartner at East Aiken Elementary School seemed content Wednesday with the macaroni and cheese and lima beans on her lunch tray.

Meals perform balancing act

Afleet Alex wins Preakness after scary incident in stretch
BALTIMORE - In a miraculous recovery, Afleet Alex kept his balance after being knocked to his knees by Scrappy T at the top of the stretch and won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday.

Weather cleanup continues in county
Columbia County residents and officials continued Saturday to clean up from Friday's fierce weather.

Risk of strokes higher in South
Sitting next to a picture of her father in a wheelchair after his stroke, with his paralyzed right arm tucked into his lap, Ann Spence said it just didn't occur to her that her own sudden weakness could be a stroke.

Across the area
The Army has announced its selection of a private company that will help renovate and build new housing on Fort Gordon as part of a privatization program.

Kid of the Day
Nina Angel Sepha Wright is today's Kid of the Day.

Free hip-hop concert draws thousands
As 3-year-old Kazana Bennett danced on a picnic table bench, the sounds of hip-hop artists and smells of barbecue wafted through May Park.

Seniors get ready to take the walk
Feelings of excitement and sorrow mingled within the spirits of Columbia County high school seniors and faculty as they prepared Friday for their graduation today at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Across South Carolina
SENECA - An Oconee County woman has been charged after investigators say she ran over her 3-year-old nephew with a pickup.

Authorities take 200 goats from man's home

Schools first IB grads don distinctive robes
There will be a new color of graduation gowns standing out at Tuesday's ceremony at Academy of Richmond County.

Windstorm hits area

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Meals perform balancing act
AIKEN - Six-year-old Jessica Keel said she wished her school would serve pizza rolls and Doritos for lunch, but the kindergartner at East Aiken Elementary School seemed content Wednesday with the macaroni and cheese and lima beans on her lunch tray.

Across the region

Free hip-hop concert draws thousands

Georgia base hits jackpot during BRAC
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Ann Wade and her daughter have weathered some stormy economic tides for the past three years at Lil' Seabag, their tailor shop about a mile from Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.

Weather cleanup continues in county

Kid of the Day

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Across Georgia
DALTON - A Chatsworth man accused of using a church's banking information to buy Internet porn now faces criminal charges.

Across the area

Injured cow is left at landfill
A Grovetown woman was outraged Saturday when she witnessed three men dump a fatally injured cow at the Augusta-Richmond County Solid Waste Facility knowing the animal was still alive. But county officials say the incident does not qualify as animal cruelty.

Plan will bring middle school classes to fort

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New president of Augusta Assembly

Free hip-hop concert draws thousands
As 3-year-old Kazana Bennett danced on a picnic table bench, the sounds of hip-hop artists and smells of barbecue wafted through May Park.

Georgia base hits jackpot during BRAC

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Abuse story leads official to resign
ATLANTA - A high-ranking Department of Corrections official resigned Friday after reports of routine beatings in a south Georgia prison.

Weather cleanup continues in county
Columbia County residents and officials continued Saturday to clean up from Friday's fierce weather.

Some cheers, some tears

Across the region
ATLANTA - A man who was running from police was killed at the Atlanta airport's commuter train station when he came in contact with the electrified third rail.

Schools expect loss of officials

SRS might be home to new nuclear plant
A consortium of power companies has identified Savannah River Site as a possible location for the nation's first new nuclear power plant in two decades.

Across Georgia
DALTON - A Chatsworth man accused of using a church's banking information to buy Internet porn now faces criminal charges.

Risk of strokes higher in South

Alcohol sales tempt Grovetown
Joyce Stringer says she has no problem with the sale of alcohol in a restaurant on a Sunday so long as it brings more restaurants to Grovetown.

SRS might be home to new nuclear plant

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Makayla Jordan Wells of Hephzibah.

Afleet Alex wins Preakness after scary incident in stretch

Georgia base hits jackpot during BRAC
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Ann Wade and her daughter have weathered some stormy economic tides for the past three years at Lil' Seabag, their tailor shop about a mile from Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.

Clerical error blamed for missing fertilizer
More than 20 tons of fertilizer reported missing from DSM Chemicals wasn't stolen, officials said Friday.

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

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Across the area
Augusta fire chief candidate David Berousek was ready, but Delta wasn't.

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Cost of cooling off rises with mercury
Just as the temperature goes up, the energy cost to county governments is expected to rise as the need for air conditioning hits in a time of increasing power costs.

Alcohol sales tempt Grovetown
Joyce Stringer says she has no problem with the sale of alcohol in a restaurant on a Sunday so long as it brings more restaurants to Grovetown.

Risk of strokes higher in South
Sitting next to a picture of her father in a wheelchair after his stroke, with his paralyzed right arm tucked into his lap, Ann Spence said it just didn't occur to her that her own sudden weakness could be a stroke.

News you can use

Windstorm hits area
Two fierce thunderstorm bands swept through the Augusta area Friday.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Makayla Jordan Wells of Hephzibah.

New president of Augusta Assembly
Newly elected Augusta Assembly President Jim Bennett (from left), and his wife, Frann, pose with assembly members Tim and Mary Moses before the assembly's spring party at the Augusta Country Club.

Abuse story leads official to resign
ATLANTA - A high-ranking Department of Corrections official resigned Friday after reports of routine beatings in a south Georgia prison.

55 years of Laney grads gather to remember
Their blood runs red - and gray. Fifty-five years ago, a bond began among the graduates of Lucy C. Laney High School. It wasn't biological, but it may as well have been.

Some cheers, some tears
A group of students at Harlem High School casually played cards Friday morning on a table in the commons area while waiting for their chance to leave school for summer break.

Across the area
The Army has announced its selection of a private company that will help renovate and build new housing on Fort Gordon as part of a privatization program.

Schools expect loss of officials
AIKEN - Higher salaries in surrounding school districts and a state retirement incentive program might remove more administrators from Aiken County in the next two years than school officials are able to replace.

Cleaning up after bust of meth lab gets pricey
ATLANTA - The ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine might be cheap, but the bill to clean up chemical residues from a makeshift lab can run into the thousands of dollars for property owners who might have been unaware of the illegal activity.

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All done
Lauren Seaborn (left) and Jessica Dorn hug after Harlem High's graduation.

Activists fight fear, ban on same-sex marriages
COLUMBIA - Ginger and Mac McClure seize every chance they get to talk about gay rights.

When it comes to winning, red isn't so hot
For anyone feeling blue in the red states, science has uncovered the answer for what's wrong.

When it comes to winning, red isn't so hot
For anyone feeling blue in the red states, science has uncovered the answer for what's wrong.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

'Star Wars' hits one-day record of $50 million
LOS ANGELES - The last of the "Star Wars" movies has done what no movie in history has ever accomplished - sold $50 million worth of tickets in a single day.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
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At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
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Pitbull takes a bite out of the Latin rap game
Latin hip-hop is hotter than Miami at high noon. And no one is hotter than Pitbull.

Toby Keith finds refuge on the road with TV, 'cold one'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Toby Keith got an early lesson in showmanship from a Detroit rocker - and fellow truck enthusiast.

Bourdais scores top spot on grid
MONTERREY, Mexico - Defending champion Sebastian Bourdais broke his course record and held off Justin Wilson by a half second Saturday to capture the pole position for the Monterrey Grand Prix.

Quick change: Newman at top
CONCORD, N.C. - Ryan Newman proved yet again that no one is better at qualifying - no matter what the procedure might be.

Brack in the saddle

IRL notebook
INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Speedway and IRL boss Tony George had a new perspective on qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday.

NASCAR notebook
CONCORD, N.C. - With five laps remaining in Saturday night's Nextel All-Star Open, Mike Bliss asked his team to remind him what second place was worth.

Bourdais scores top spot on grid

NASCAR notebook

Future race site still up in the air
CONCORD, N.C. - Fans were handed buttons as they walked through the gates at Lowe's Motor Speedway that read, "Racing was built here. Racing belongs here."

Jarrett's new crew chief hopes to put life in team

Bourdais scores top spot on grid
MONTERREY, Mexico - Defending champion Sebastian Bourdais broke his course record and held off Justin Wilson by a half second Saturday to capture the pole position for the Monterrey Grand Prix.

Jarrett's new crew chief hopes to put life in team
CONCORD, N.C. - Bill Wilburn will attempt to do what four other crew chiefs couldn't: Get Dale Jarrett back up to speed.

Brack in the saddle
INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indy 500 winner Kenny Brack got his comeback off the ground in a big way Saturday, qualifying for the May 29 race with a faster speed than pole sitter Tony Kanaan.

Jarrett's new crew chief hopes to put life in team
CONCORD, N.C. - Bill Wilburn will attempt to do what four other crew chiefs couldn't: Get Dale Jarrett back up to speed.

NASCAR notebook
CONCORD, N.C. - With five laps remaining in Saturday night's Nextel All-Star Open, Mike Bliss asked his team to remind him what second place was worth.

Brack in the saddle
INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indy 500 winner Kenny Brack got his comeback off the ground in a big way Saturday, qualifying for the May 29 race with a faster speed than pole sitter Tony Kanaan.

Suns, Spurs to decide best in West
PHOENIX - With an offense as relentless as the Arizona heat, the Phoenix Suns are trampling the conventional wisdom about defense being the way to go this time of year.

WNBA roundup

Suns, Spurs to decide best in West

WNBA roundup
SEATTLE - Lisa Leslie had just picked up her third foul 9 minutes into the first half, and new Los Angeles Sparks coach Henry Bibby reluctantly went to a zone defense.

WNBA roundup
SEATTLE - Lisa Leslie had just picked up her third foul 9 minutes into the first half, and new Los Angeles Sparks coach Henry Bibby reluctantly went to a zone defense.

Suns, Spurs to decide best in West
PHOENIX - With an offense as relentless as the Arizona heat, the Phoenix Suns are trampling the conventional wisdom about defense being the way to go this time of year.

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Mr. Michael H. "Mike" Riggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Frances Joye    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha "Joan" Sherrill    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Danny Jackson    (SOPERTON, Ga.)

Mr. James Stewart    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon Huffman    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Rose Seldin    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie D. Hollimon, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Mike Riggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Hobbs    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie B. Mitchell    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Sondra W. Henry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon Huffman    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Clarence Hobbs (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. William Bradshaw, Jr. (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Scoggins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laraine Kirk (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Grandstaff (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lyndoll Deal (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Australia Speed (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Frazier-Harmon (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Danny Jackson (SOPERTON, Ga.)

Mr. Barney W. Jones (SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

Mr. George Graham (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. George Graham (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Starling (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Luella Beasley (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Nunnally (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mike Riggs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy M. Scott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gilbert Ferguson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Clide Leopard (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Jacob Alan Stavely (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Elam (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Joye (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie Mae Hobbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy M. Scott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Teresa Ann Adams (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Sondra W. Henry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera L. Dunaway (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha "Joan" Sherrill (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Gilchrist (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon Huffman (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Robbie F. Kearse (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Woodrow W. Parker (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene "Millie" Morlan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Briana Machele Taylor (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Fambro (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie B. Mitchell (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Willie D. Hollimon, Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. R. Hilton Kitchens (OCONEE, Ga.)

Destiny Jean Lane (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Coffie (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Yi Kye Son (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. James Stewart (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon Huffman (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Harry Allen (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche B. Kingsbury (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Gilchrist (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sondra W. Henry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Brown, Sr. (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Von Pittman (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Jones (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Susan Rhodes (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Mason Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Anna Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael H. "Mike" Riggs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Seldin (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Joye (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Vetoes are key to fiscal discipline
There was much fanfare last year about pigs, pork-barrel spending and vetoes, yet lost in the commotion was what the vetoes were all about - the constitutional requirement of a balanced budget here in South Carolina. At the end of the day, those vetoes were not about individual spending items, but rather about using the only tool left to extinguish the remaining $16 million not paid of what had been a $155 million unconstitutional deficit.

Vetoes are key to fiscal discipline
There was much fanfare last year about pigs, pork-barrel spending and vetoes, yet lost in the commotion was what the vetoes were all about - the constitutional requirement of a balanced budget here in South Carolina. At the end of the day, those vetoes were not about individual spending items, but rather about using the only tool left to extinguish the remaining $16 million not paid of what had been a $155 million unconstitutional deficit.

Vetoes are key to fiscal discipline
There was much fanfare last year about pigs, pork-barrel spending and vetoes, yet lost in the commotion was what the vetoes were all about - the constitutional requirement of a balanced budget here in South Carolina. At the end of the day, those vetoes were not about individual spending items, but rather about using the only tool left to extinguish the remaining $16 million not paid of what had been a $155 million unconstitutional deficit.

Scrappy T escapes crash to finish second

Overtime

Laney's Dunn boosts grades

Venus Williams gains Istanbul final

Overtime

Team becomes Force to be reckoned with

Giacomo looks to continue the trend

N.Y. warned it will lose Olympic bid without stadium

Afleet Alex wins Preakness after scary incident in stretch

Despite loss, Giacomo has proved worth

Federer seeks career Grand Slam at French

Afleet Alex wins Preakness after scary incident in stretch
BALTIMORE - Afleet Alex was gathering momentum, coming off the far turn and looking ready to romp in the Preakness Stakes.

Scrappy T escapes crash to finish second
BALTIMORE - Scrappy T won't be remembered for finishing second in the Preakness.

Afleet Alex wins Preakness after scary incident in stretch
BALTIMORE - Afleet Alex was gathering momentum, coming off the far turn and looking ready to romp in the Preakness Stakes.

Despite loss, Giacomo has proved worth
BALTIMORE - No Triple Crown for Giacomo, but nothing to be embarrassed about, either.

Overtime
In Atlanta, former NFL running back David Lang, a member of the Dallas Cowboys' Super Bowl XXX championship team, was killed in a shooting near his Stone Mountain home, DeKalb County police confirmed Saturday.

Federer seeks career Grand Slam at French
PARIS - Year after bedeviling year, the thick red clay at the French Open buried the career Grand Slam aspirations of Pete Sampras. Is that to be the fate, too, of his heir as king of the game, Roger Federer?

Scrappy T escapes crash to finish second
BALTIMORE - Scrappy T won't be remembered for finishing second in the Preakness.

Venus Williams gains Istanbul final
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Bulgaria's Tszvetana Pironkova 6-1, 6-3 Friday despite numerous errors on a windy day to reach the Istanbul Cup final.

Team becomes Force to be reckoned with
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - A raunchy hip-hop song thunders from the boom box. The players are huddled in small groups around the locker room - playing cards, chatting loudly about nothing in particular.

Giacomo looks to continue the trend
BALTIMORE - Even though he's won the Kentucky Derby, a question still lingers for Giacomo: Was his Derby win at 50-1 odds a fluke or a first step on the way to the Triple Crown?

Despite loss, Giacomo has proved worth
BALTIMORE - No Triple Crown for Giacomo, but nothing to be embarrassed about, either.

Overtime
In New Orleans, Ryan Roushandel scored the inaugural goal for the Augusta FireBall in their 1-0 victory over the New Orleans ShellShockers on Friday night.

Federer seeks career Grand Slam at French
PARIS - Year after bedeviling year, the thick red clay at the French Open buried the career Grand Slam aspirations of Pete Sampras. Is that to be the fate, too, of his heir as king of the game, Roger Federer?

Laney's Dunn boosts grades
He scored about every sixth time he touched the football for Laney this fall. Ten of Robert Dunn's 20 touchdowns came in the Class AA football playoffs.

Team becomes Force to be reckoned with
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - A raunchy hip-hop song thunders from the boom box. The players are huddled in small groups around the locker room - playing cards, chatting loudly about nothing in particular.

Giacomo looks to continue the trend
BALTIMORE - Even though he's won the Kentucky Derby, a question still lingers for Giacomo: Was his Derby win at 50-1 odds a fluke or a first step on the way to the Triple Crown?

Overtime
In New Orleans, Ryan Roushandel scored the inaugural goal for the Augusta FireBall in their 1-0 victory over the New Orleans ShellShockers on Friday night.

Overtime
In Atlanta, former NFL running back David Lang, a member of the Dallas Cowboys' Super Bowl XXX championship team, was killed in a shooting near his Stone Mountain home, DeKalb County police confirmed Saturday.

N.Y. warned it will lose Olympic bid without stadium
ALBANY, N.Y. - U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Peter Ueberroth warned the state's top lawmakers that New York will lose its chance to land the 2012 Summer Games if a plan for a Manhattan stadium is not approved, according to a letter released Friday.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Venus Williams gains Istanbul final
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Bulgaria's Tszvetana Pironkova 6-1, 6-3 Friday despite numerous errors on a windy day to reach the Istanbul Cup final.

Laney's Dunn boosts grades
He scored about every sixth time he touched the football for Laney this fall. Ten of Robert Dunn's 20 touchdowns came in the Class AA football playoffs.

N.Y. warned it will lose Olympic bid without stadium
ALBANY, N.Y. - U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Peter Ueberroth warned the state's top lawmakers that New York will lose its chance to land the 2012 Summer Games if a plan for a Manhattan stadium is not approved, according to a letter released Friday.

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

Awards heaped on hunters' hearty harvest
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - The three finest whitetails taken in Georgia last season have at least two things in common: None were killed near Augusta, and all came from habitats where hunters are encouraged - or required - to let smaller bucks walk.

Awards heaped on hunters' hearty harvest
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - The three finest whitetails taken in Georgia last season have at least two things in common: None were killed near Augusta, and all came from habitats where hunters are encouraged - or required - to let smaller bucks walk.

Mount Vernon rejoices in its 75th year
The 19 adults and five children who gathered in April 1930 to begin Mount Vernon Baptist Church had no idea they were initiating what would become a 75-year legacy.

Exhibit of Jewish items is on view
They came from Poland, Germany and other countries in Europe but also places such as Ireland and Egypt.

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

Facing the dark side
Jeremy Williamson already had listened to the audio book version of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith before he stood in line Wednesday for the movie's midnight opening.

Mount Vernon rejoices in its 75th year
The 19 adults and five children who gathered in April 1930 to begin Mount Vernon Baptist Church had no idea they were initiating what would become a 75-year legacy.

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

Faith digest
Single women can get free oil changes for their vehicles from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1810 Knox Ave. in North Augusta. The outreach is sponsored by First Baptist Church of North Augusta.

Facing the dark side
Jeremy Williamson already had listened to the audio book version of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith before he stood in line Wednesday for the movie's midnight opening.

Exhibit of Jewish items is on view
They came from Poland, Germany and other countries in Europe but also places such as Ireland and Egypt.

Faith digest
Single women can get free oil changes for their vehicles from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1810 Knox Ave. in North Augusta. The outreach is sponsored by First Baptist Church of North Augusta.

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

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

Awards heaped on hunters' hearty harvest

When it comes to winning, red isn't so hot

BBC has a hit with update of 'Doctor Who'
LONDON - A time-traveling blast from the past - and the future - has become one of the biggest hits of Britain's television present.

BBC has a hit with update of 'Doctor Who'
LONDON - A time-traveling blast from the past - and the future - has become one of the biggest hits of Britain's television present.

Trump chooses Kendra Todd as 'The Apprentice'
NEW YORK - Donald Trump selected Kendra Todd as his first female "Apprentice," handing her a job with his organization and a $250,000 salary at the close of the NBC reality show's live finale Thursday night.

Trump chooses Kendra Todd as 'The Apprentice'

Trump chooses Kendra Todd as 'The Apprentice'
NEW YORK - Donald Trump selected Kendra Todd as his first female "Apprentice," handing her a job with his organization and a $250,000 salary at the close of the NBC reality show's live finale Thursday night.

BBC has a hit with update of 'Doctor Who'

People in the News

Judge considering sanction of Jackson attorney

Henry Corden, voice of Fred Flintstone, dead at 85

Bulldogs advance to regional final

Bulldogs advance to regional final
ATHENS, Ga. - Top-seeded Georgia beat in-state rival Georgia Tech 8-1 Saturday to advance to the championship round of the NCAA softball regional.

Bulldogs advance to regional final
ATHENS, Ga. - Top-seeded Georgia beat in-state rival Georgia Tech 8-1 Saturday to advance to the championship round of the NCAA softball regional.

Big seventh lifts Pacers to victory
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The USC Aiken baseball team extended its season by one game Friday afternoon, breaking away from a seventh-inning tie for a 5-2 victory over Francis Marion in the first game of the loser's bracket in the NCAA South Atlantic Regional.

Tolleson's homer lifts Gamecocks to victory
COLUMBIA, S.C. - After pinch-hitter Neil Giesler tied the game with an eighth-inning grand slam, Steven Tolleson had a three-run homer in the ninth to lead South Carolina into the Southeastern Conference tournament with a 12-9 victory over Kentucky on Saturday.

Gamecock players can clear records
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Two more South Carolina players involved in the thefts at Williams-Brice Stadium last November were accepted into a pre-trial intervention program.

Odds and Ends

Mount Vernon rejoices in its 75th year

Facing the dark side

Faith Calendar

Exhibit of Jewish items is on view

Dobson, Focus on Family embroiled in policy fights

Faith digest