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."

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.

Q&A: Author David Kamp explains rock snobbery
NEW YORK - It started out as a lark in the pages of Vanity Fair magazine, arcane bits of music information that poked fun at the very topic it held up as manna.

Q&A: Author David Kamp explains rock snobbery
NEW YORK - It started out as a lark in the pages of Vanity Fair magazine, arcane bits of music information that poked fun at the very topic it held up as manna.

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

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.

Clinton sees 'dark faces' while having surgery last year

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."

Q&A: Author David Kamp explains rock snobbery

Baseball roundup
NEW YORK - After Pedro Martinez dominated his old nemesis, Hideki Matsui and Bernie Williams rallied the New York Yankees to victory in the first Subway Series of the season.

Baseball notebook
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Royals first baseman Ken Harvey was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of recurring back problems.

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
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Royals first baseman Ken Harvey was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of recurring back problems.

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.

Baseball roundup

Baseball notebook

Baseball roundup
NEW YORK - After Pedro Martinez dominated his old nemesis, Hideki Matsui and Bernie Williams rallied the New York Yankees to victory in the first Subway Series of the season.

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

Sabrina Callen Davis

Chloe F. Johnfroe

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.

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.

Bryson Key Hopkins

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hallie Elizabeth Fulmer

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.

Rachel Hope Beauford

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.

Nicholas Gabriel Weisert

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

D'Angleo Micheal Bolton

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.

Kayla Lanae Anthony

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.

Bryce Evan Tillman

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.

Thomas Walter Blanchard

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.

Catilyn Nicole Chavous

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.

Reagan Renee Walker

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Erin Paige Grandy

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.

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.

Ashton Wilkes Andrews

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.

Ethan William Dent

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.

Robin Annette Merritt

Kayla Lanae Anthony

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.

Rachel Malinda Foulks

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.

Georgia health officials launch mail-in tick campaign
ATLANTA - The packages are piling up on the desk of epidemiologist Laurel Garrison, and what's inside isn't pretty - plastic containers filled at least one tick that had been pulled from someone's skin.

Babe in toyland: Indiana boy rescued after climbing inside crane vending machine
ELKHART, Ind. - A crane vending machine can be frustrating enough when you're trying to snatch a little stuffed toy from its steely clutches. Imagine if the prize it's denying you is your own 3-year-old son.

Babe in toyland: Indiana boy rescued after climbing inside crane vending machine
ELKHART, Ind. - A crane vending machine can be frustrating enough when you're trying to snatch a little stuffed toy from its steely clutches. Imagine if the prize it's denying you is your own 3-year-old son.

Georgia health officials launch mail-in tick campaign
ATLANTA - The packages are piling up on the desk of epidemiologist Laurel Garrison, and what's inside isn't pretty - plastic containers filled at least one tick that had been pulled from someone's skin.

Braves' notebook
BOSTON - Kyle Davies' major-league debut brought the 21-year-old an overwhelming rush of excitement, he said.

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 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.

Boston beans Braves
BOSTON - In such a literary town, a win just wouldn't have had the right poetic feel for the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

Braves' notebook

Atlanta beats up Boston

Boston beans Braves

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.

Boston beans Braves
BOSTON - In such a literary town, a win just wouldn't have had the right poetic feel for the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

Braves' notebook
BOSTON - Kyle Davies' major-league debut brought the 21-year-old an overwhelming rush of excitement, he said.

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.

Doctors slowly switch to electronic records
Connie Grimstad doesn't need to call her doctor's office when she has a question about the slew of medications she takes daily - the 57-year-old homemaker simply delves into her medical records from her home computer.

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.

On the move

Name change can sometimes help a company
NEW YORK - The Cure seemed like a good name for a business that helped clean up water damage, but it wasn't the head-turner its owners hoped for. On the other hand, 1-800-WATER DAMAGE is pretty memorable.

Name change can sometimes help a company
NEW YORK - The Cure seemed like a good name for a business that helped clean up water damage, but it wasn't the head-turner its owners hoped for. On the other hand, 1-800-WATER DAMAGE is pretty memorable.

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.

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.

Doctors slowly switch to electronic records

Wal-Mart stumbles as rivals close in

Temporary workers cut costs, increase production

Doctors slowly switch to electronic records
Connie Grimstad doesn't need to call her doctor's office when she has a question about the slew of medications she takes daily - the 57-year-old homemaker simply delves into her medical records from her home computer.

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:

Business plan now ingredient for rock n' roll success
ATLANTA - He entered the rock 'n' roll pantheon as a joker, a smoker and a midnight toker.

Richmond County property transfers

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

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.

Business plan now ingredient for rock n' roll success

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).

Name change can sometimes help a company

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

Business calendar

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).

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.

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.

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

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:

Fee-based planner can eliminate biased advice

Business plan now ingredient for rock n' roll success
ATLANTA - He entered the rock 'n' roll pantheon as a joker, a smoker and a midnight toker.

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.

McKinney will be tested in her first season at Clemson
COLUMBIA - Christy McKinney holds her Blackberry in one hand and sorts through a cardboard box with the other. And while McKinney would love to unpack and settle in as Clemson's first new women's basketball coach since 1987, she knows when her phone rings with a call from a prospective recruit or high school coach, she had better answer.

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

McKinney will be tested in her first season at Clemson
COLUMBIA - Christy McKinney holds her Blackberry in one hand and sorts through a cardboard box with the other. And while McKinney would love to unpack and settle in as Clemson's first new women's basketball coach since 1987, she knows when her phone rings with a call from a prospective recruit or high school coach, she had better answer.

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.

McKinney will be tested in her first season at Clemson

Public broadcasting wars
Ever since its inception in 1967 under the Lyndon Johnson administration, conservative critics have correctly perceived public broadcasting as heavily biased to the left.

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.

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

Public broadcasting wars
Ever since its inception in 1967 under the Lyndon Johnson administration, conservative critics have correctly perceived public broadcasting as heavily biased to the left.

Public broadcasting wars

Winning combinations

Pigs on the highway
Both of South Carolina's U.S. senators - Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint - joined nine of their colleagues in voting against the Senate's $295 billion highway bill. Good for them. And shame on the 89 senators, including Georgia's, who voted for the pork-laden monstrosity.

Pigs on the highway

Pigs on the highway
Both of South Carolina's U.S. senators - Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint - joined nine of their colleagues in voting against the Senate's $295 billion highway bill. Good for them. And shame on the 89 senators, including Georgia's, who voted for the pork-laden monstrosity.

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.

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.

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.

Strategies when your pension plan is changed
When a company decides to shut down or change its pension plan, employees need to determine how it's going to affect them.

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

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.

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.

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.

Five homers plenty in Jackets' victory
Marcus Sanders and Michael Wagner hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning to get the Augusta GreenJackets off to a quick start that turned into a 13-3 victory at Greensboro on Sunday afternoon.

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.

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.

'Raymond' had many stories left

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

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.

Perry runs away with second Colonial victory
FORT WORTH, Texas - Kenny Perry doesn't have to share this record-setting Colonial victory with anybody.

Professional golf roundup

Golf capsules
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) - Paula Creamer made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Sybase Classic by one stroke and become the second-youngest first-time winner ever on the LPGA Tour.

Perry turning Colonial into his own playground

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.

14-year-old girl tries to qualify for men's U.S. Open

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.

Shell picks right time to flourish

Perry runs away with second Colonial victory
FORT WORTH, Texas - Kenny Perry doesn't have to share this record-setting Colonial victory with anybody.

Perry runs away with second Colonial victory

14-year-old girl tries to qualify for men's U.S. Open
ATLANTA - There are times when Carmen Bandea sounds like a typical 14-year-old girl. She was giddy, for instance, when her mother landed tickets to the new "Star Wars" flick.

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."

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."

Golf capsules

Shell picks right time to flourish
It happened so quickly Sunday afternoon that Augusta's Ryan Shell could hardly grasp it. Before he knew it, Shell was the surprise winner of the Gordon Uhl/Golf Capital Invitational and was asking where he was supposed to stand at the awards ceremony.

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.

Shell picks right time to flourish
It happened so quickly Sunday afternoon that Augusta's Ryan Shell could hardly grasp it. Before he knew it, Shell was the surprise winner of the Gordon Uhl/Golf Capital Invitational and was asking where he was supposed to stand at the awards ceremony.

Golf capsules
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) - Paula Creamer made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Sybase Classic by one stroke and become the second-youngest first-time winner ever on the LPGA Tour.

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.

14-year-old girl tries to qualify for men's U.S. Open
ATLANTA - There are times when Carmen Bandea sounds like a typical 14-year-old girl. She was giddy, for instance, when her mother landed tickets to the new "Star Wars" flick.

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

Pacers in need of a bigger sign after repeat

Consistent Newman on top of Golf Capital field

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.

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.

Shooting hospitalizes Aiken man
AIKEN -- An Aiken man was hospitalized after being shot in the neck early this morning, police said.

Store 'Newsweek' copies properly

Save Bethlehem neighborhood from total decay

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

Fire-chief search smells funny
Everybody makes mistakes, including the city leaders. They simply overlooked the fact that Greensboro, N.C., Fire Chief Johnny Wayne Teeters didn't have a full four-year degree. Poor, embarrassed City Administrator Fred Russell had to call him and tell him the news.Worren Winburn, Hephzibah

Give Willis a chance as fire chief
As I read and listen to the news regarding the position of fire chief, I am astounded. Catherine Taitague, Martinez

'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

Abortion clinics are death camps
All during the month of May, we have heard an awful lot concerning the World War II-era death camps in Germany, and about the liberation of them by the Allies. They were horrible, and it was a good move when they were liberated. If you talk with someone who helped liberate any of them, they will tell you how horrible they were. How many lives could have been spared if the world leaders had decided to make a move earlier? We will never know. Don Matthews, Augusta

Store 'Newsweek' copies properly
Regarding Newsweek's rush to judgment in its attempt to discredit our armed forces and the U.S. effort to conduct the war on terrorism:Roy S. Ellis, Evans

Store 'Newsweek' copies properly
Regarding Newsweek's rush to judgment in its attempt to discredit our armed forces and the U.S. effort to conduct the war on terrorism:Roy S. Ellis, Evans

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

Abortion clinics are death camps
All during the month of May, we have heard an awful lot concerning the World War II-era death camps in Germany, and about the liberation of them by the Allies. They were horrible, and it was a good move when they were liberated. If you talk with someone who helped liberate any of them, they will tell you how horrible they were. How many lives could have been spared if the world leaders had decided to make a move earlier? We will never know.Don Matthews, 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

Fire-chief search smells funny

'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

Abortion clinics are death camps

Fire-chief search smells funny
Everybody makes mistakes, including the city leaders. They simply overlooked the fact that Greensboro, N.C., Fire Chief Johnny Wayne Teeters didn't have a full four-year degree. Poor, embarrassed City Administrator Fred Russell had to call him and tell him the news.Worren Winburn, Hephzibah

New styles enhance popularity of flip-flops

Florida tourism touting small towns

Top games at 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo

Ruined dog bed shouldn't end friendship

Techbits: Gates book, Hard drive PDA, and more

Chattanooga reborn as the 'Scenic City'

Trout-fishing season is catching on in Pennsylvania

Planning departments have maze of rules to be followed

'Area 51' game is a winner that will make you sweat

Festival revamped to celebrate woodpecker's rediscovery

Living briefs

Techbits: Gates book, Hard drive PDA, and more
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates is working on another book, once again about how technology is changing the way we live.

Top games at 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo
LOS ANGELES - There's an old saying in the video game business: just because a game looks good doesn't mean it's fun to play. We roamed the sprawling halls of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo and found these standouts from the hundreds of new games being previewed. In most cases, it was the gameplay, not the graphics, that had us hooked.

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).

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.

'Area 51' game is a winner that will make you sweat
If the Area 51 does exist somewhere in the bowels of the Nevada desert, let's hope the U.S. government can keep a tighter lid on things than they did in Midway Games latest title, "Area 51," a cavernous military complex bristling with mutants and alien life forms.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Techbits: Gates book, Hard drive PDA, and more
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates is working on another book, once again about how technology is changing the way we live.

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.

Top games at 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo
LOS ANGELES - There's an old saying in the video game business: just because a game looks good doesn't mean it's fun to play. We roamed the sprawling halls of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo and found these standouts from the hundreds of new games being previewed. In most cases, it was the gameplay, not the graphics, that had us hooked.

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."

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'Area 51' game is a winner that will make you sweat
If the Area 51 does exist somewhere in the bowels of the Nevada desert, let's hope the U.S. government can keep a tighter lid on things than they did in Midway Games latest title, "Area 51," a cavernous military complex bristling with mutants and alien life forms.

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."

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.

Senator Walker's trial begins today

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Thousands of undocumented workers in the Palmetto State could be denied workers' compensation coverage, including lost wages and medical bills stemming from work-related injuries, under a proposed bill in the Legislature.

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Plan will bring middle school classes to fort

Across Georgia

Alcohol sales tempt Grovetown

Richmond County seniors attend baccalaureate
The graduates at Sunday's Richmond County Baccalaureate Service represented 10 extremely varied schools, but that didn't stop Cross Creek student Crystal Hamilton from pointing out their commonalities.

New president of Augusta Assembly

Students falter in science
Science continues to frustrate many high school students as they try to pass the crucial Georgia High School Graduation test.

Activists fight fear, ban on same-sex marriages

City considers starting sales tax projects early
NORTH AUGUSTA - Officials are considering a bond referendum that would allow the city to start 1-cent sales tax projects before the second round of cash from the levy arrived.

Georgia base hits jackpot during BRAC

Across South Carolina

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Stories fly fast at book signing
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Whenever Strom Thurmond attended a service at Edgefield's First Baptist Church, the choir would belt out a rousing rendition of The King is Coming.

Across the area

Check scam involves homeless
CONYERS, Ga. - Police in an Atlanta suburb are starting to notice a disturbing check scam.

Injured cow is left at landfill

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Image hurts hospital's revival
GREENSBORO, Ga. - A year ago, residents in Greene County in middle Georgia were getting ready to shutter the windows of the tiny, 15-bed hospital where generations of locals had started and ended their lives.

Across South Carolina

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Weather cleanup continues in county

City considers starting sales tax projects early

Across Georgia

Kid of the Day

Free hip-hop concert draws thousands

Richmond County seniors attend baccalaureate

Abuse story leads official to resign

Man's projects help Africans, U.S. image

Man's projects help Africans, U.S. image
In the Horn of Africa, a native Augustan is helping to build public works projects that officials hope will improve the quality of life of the people there - and to thwart the kind of desperation that might foster the next generation of Islamic fundamentalist terrorists.

Man's projects help Africans, U.S. image
In the Horn of Africa, a native Augustan is helping to build public works projects that officials hope will improve the quality of life of the people there - and to thwart the kind of desperation that might foster the next generation of Islamic fundamentalist terrorists.

Across the southeast

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Thousands of undocumented workers in the Palmetto State could be denied workers' compensation coverage, including lost wages and medical bills stemming from work-related injuries, under a proposed bill in the Legislature.

UGA might buy Navy school land

Stories fly fast at book signing

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

UGA might buy Navy school land
ATHENS, Ga. - A Navy school targeted for closure by the Pentagon could become part of the University of Georgia, a school official said.

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.

City considers starting sales tax projects early
NORTH AUGUSTA - Officials are considering a bond referendum that would allow the city to start 1-cent sales tax projects before the second round of cash from the levy arrived.

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.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Mariah Janai Griffin of Millen, Ga.

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

Richmond County seniors attend baccalaureate
The graduates at Sunday's Richmond County Baccalaureate Service represented 10 extremely varied schools, but that didn't stop Cross Creek student Crystal Hamilton from pointing out their commonalities.

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

Psychiatric group calls for recognition of civil unions
ATLANTA - Representatives of the nation's top psychiatric group weighed in on gay marriage Sunday, approving a statement urging legal recognition of same-sex unions.

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

UGA might buy Navy school land
ATHENS, Ga. - A Navy school targeted for closure by the Pentagon could become part of the University of Georgia, a school official said.

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Image hurts hospital's revival

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.

Students falter in science

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.

The week ahead

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With base safe, Sumter stands ready to welcome Army force

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.

Five questions with Michael Eastergard

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.

Across the area

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.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Mariah Janai Griffin of Millen, Ga.

Shooting hospitalizes Aiken man
AIKEN -- An Aiken man was hospitalized after being shot in the neck early this morning, police said.

Image hurts hospital's revival
GREENSBORO, Ga. - A year ago, residents in Greene County in middle Georgia were getting ready to shutter the windows of the tiny, 15-bed hospital where generations of locals had started and ended their lives.

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Divers hunt history in river
MACON, Ga. - The banks of the Ocmulgee River in Macon have turned up centuries of artifacts, from Native American pottery to remnants of 19th-century steamboats. And if the sides hold so much history, archaeologists wonder what secrets the river itself might hold.

Students falter in science
Science continues to frustrate many high school students as they try to pass the crucial Georgia High School Graduation test.

Across the area
Police are investigating a reported shooting, a robbery by force and an attack, all occurring outside the Tinted Windows nightclub early Sunday.

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.

Across Georgia
NORCROSS - An 18-month-old girl died when a relative accidentally backed over her in a minivan, police said.

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

Psychiatric group calls for recognition of civil unions

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.

Shooting hospitalizes Aiken man

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

Psychiatric group calls for recognition of civil unions
ATLANTA - Representatives of the nation's top psychiatric group weighed in on gay marriage Sunday, approving a statement urging legal recognition of same-sex unions.

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

With base safe, Sumter stands ready to welcome Army force
SUMTER, S.C. - Zona Jefferson, a school superintendent in the central South Carolina city of Sumter, opens her arms wide when she says she's excited the Pentagon might be sending hundreds of Army men and women - and their children - to nearby Shaw Air Force Base.

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.

Five questions with Michael Eastergard
Mr. Eastergard is the owner of Carefree Pools and Spas. He was head of engineering and design for Year Round Pool Co. in Hilton Head, S.C., before taking over Carefree in 2000.

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

The week ahead
There are high school graduation ceremonies every weekday this week, and going to at least one of them is my pick.

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.

Senator Walker's trial begins today
Georgia Sen. Charles Walker's federal trial begins this morning in U.S. District Court.

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.

Stories fly fast at book signing
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Whenever Strom Thurmond attended a service at Edgefield's First Baptist Church, the choir would belt out a rousing rendition of The King is Coming.

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.

Across the southeast
LEXINGTON, N.C. - One man wanted to buy the infamous "Spider Car" driven by former Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege to remind residents of Mr. Hege's reign that ended with his resignation and guilty pleas to two felonies.

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.

Across the area
Police are investigating a reported shooting, a robbery by force and an attack, all occurring outside the Tinted Windows nightclub early Sunday.

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.

Across Georgia
NORCROSS - An 18-month-old girl died when a relative accidentally backed over her in a minivan, police said.

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

With base safe, Sumter stands ready to welcome Army force
SUMTER, S.C. - Zona Jefferson, a school superintendent in the central South Carolina city of Sumter, opens her arms wide when she says she's excited the Pentagon might be sending hundreds of Army men and women - and their children - to nearby Shaw Air Force Base.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Five questions with Michael Eastergard
Mr. Eastergard is the owner of Carefree Pools and Spas. He was head of engineering and design for Year Round Pool Co. in Hilton Head, S.C., before taking over Carefree in 2000.

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

The week ahead
There are high school graduation ceremonies every weekday this week, and going to at least one of them is my pick.

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.

Senator Walker's trial begins today
Georgia Sen. Charles Walker's federal trial begins this morning in U.S. District Court.

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.

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.

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

Across the southeast
LEXINGTON, N.C. - One man wanted to buy the infamous "Spider Car" driven by former Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege to remind residents of Mr. Hege's reign that ended with his resignation and guilty pleas to two felonies.

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.

'Raymond' had many stories left
During all the hoopla over Everybody Loves Raymond's last episode, the stars and creators told interviewers they had run out of story ideas that would retain the show's quality.

'Raymond' had many stories left
During all the hoopla over Everybody Loves Raymond's last episode, the stars and creators told interviewers they had run out of story ideas that would retain the show's quality.

Final 'Star Wars' sets three- and four-day box office records
LOS ANGELES - Moviegoers have turned out in full force for the final chapter of the "Star Wars" saga, which took in $158.5 million since its opening to shatter three-day and four-day box office records.

Time magazine list all-time top 100 movies

Time magazine list all-time top 100 movies
NEW YORK - A list of the greatest films of all time without "North by Northwest?" No "Annie Hall," "Bicycle Thief" or "Apocalypse Now"?

Final 'Star Wars' sets three- and four-day box office records
LOS ANGELES - Moviegoers have turned out in full force for the final chapter of the "Star Wars" saga, which took in $158.5 million since its opening to shatter three-day and four-day box office records.

Time magazine list all-time top 100 movies
NEW YORK - A list of the greatest films of all time without "North by Northwest?" No "Annie Hall," "Bicycle Thief" or "Apocalypse Now"?

Final 'Star Wars' sets three- and four-day box office records

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Morissette revists her biggest album for acoustic tour

Grammy-winning act strengthens family ties
Most families would self-destruct if you put them on a confining tour bus and sent them out on the road for months straight.

Hot Hot Heat Incite Americans to Dance
"I love it when crowds dance and go crazy," Hot Hot Heat frontman Steve Hays said during a recent break from the indie garage rock quartet's current North American tour. "But when I got to a show, I'm usually the guy in the corner."

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.

Grammy-winning act strengthens family ties

Grammy-winning act strengthens family ties
Most families would self-destruct if you put them on a confining tour bus and sent them out on the road for months straight.

Morissette revists her biggest album for acoustic tour
Some stars downgrade the importance of their biggest hits on tour, trotting them out only in abbreviated forms or during medleys, so they can focus on their new material.

Morissette revists her biggest album for acoustic tour
Some stars downgrade the importance of their biggest hits on tour, trotting them out only in abbreviated forms or during medleys, so they can focus on their new material.

Martin's plans unfazed by win

Giaffone bumps disappointed Luyendyk from Indy field
INDIANAPOLIS - Felipe Giaffone went from shopping for baby clothes to the starting lineup of the Indianapolis 500 in less than four hours.

No feud, Foyt says after his driver bumps rookie Luyendyk Jr.
INDIANAPOLIS - Felipe Giaffone's late bump of rookie Arie Luyendyk Jr. rekindled memories of a Victory Lane altercation between Luyendyk's father, Arie Sr., and car owner A.J. Foyt eight years ago.

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.

Giaffone bumps disappointed Luyendyk from Indy field
INDIANAPOLIS - Felipe Giaffone went from shopping for baby clothes to the starting lineup of the Indianapolis 500 in less than four hours.

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."

Brack in the saddle

Bourdais scores top spot on grid

Martin's plans unfazed by win
CONCORD, N.C. - Mark Martin has no regrets and no second thoughts about his impending retirement. He is positive that this season will be his last at NASCAR's highest level.

NASCAR notebook

Martin's plans unfazed by win
CONCORD, N.C. - Mark Martin has no regrets and no second thoughts about his impending retirement. He is positive that this season will be his last at NASCAR's highest level.

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.

Giaffone bumps disappointed Luyendyk from Indy field

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Spurs blow past Suns in 4th to win Game 1

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.

Spurs blow past Suns in 4th to win Game 1
PHOENIX - Although they're still known for defense, the San Antonio Spurs might soon start convincing people to respect their offense, too.

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.

Spurs blow past Suns in 4th to win Game 1
PHOENIX - Although they're still known for defense, the San Antonio Spurs might soon start convincing people to respect their offense, too.

Pistons will make Shaq prove health
MIAMI - A slight misperception seems to have taken hold on the eve of the Eastern Conference finals.

WNBA roundup

Bears release kicker

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Mr. George A. Luke    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Australia Speed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Yi Kye Son    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. William L. Burroughs    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Robbie F. Kearse    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Roy Nunley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Emily Kearse    (OLAR, S.C.)

Destiny Jean Lane    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Anna Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Michael H. "Mike" Riggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. William L. Burroughs    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Harry E. Allen    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Teresa Ann Adams    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Irene "Millie" Morlan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Sam Bonner    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Gerald Brown, Sr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Ms. Anna Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. William L. Burroughs    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Louis B. Cato    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Roy Nunley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Chason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Anna Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sallie M. Edwards    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sondra W. Henry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Essie Mae Hobbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Kearse    (OLAR, S.C.)
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Mr. Clarence Hobbs    (DEARING, Ga.)

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Miss Lula L. Neill    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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Mrs. Mary Scoggins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Starling (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Joye (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. George Graham (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Yi Kye Son (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Anna Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Von Pittman (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. George A. Luke (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Nunley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Nunnally (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Von Pittman (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Harry E. Allen (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Anna Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Kearse (OLAR, S.C.)

Destiny Jean Lane (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Coleman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William L. Burroughs (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Anna Fambro (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Burford Stewart (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Miss Lula L. Neill (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Australia Speed (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Elam (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Rhodes (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Teresa Ann Adams (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Hobbs (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Danny Jackson (SOPERTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Gilchrist (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Yi Kye Son (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie Mae Hobbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Annie Grandstaff (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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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.

Afleet Alex wins Preakness after scary incident in stretch

Graf reminds stars of past

U.S. Polo is bringing Gold Cup to Aiken

Team becomes Force to be reckoned with

Afleet Alex ready to tackle Belmont

Overtime

Scrappy T escapes crash to finish second

Federer seeks career Grand Slam at French

Despite loss, Giacomo has proved worth

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.

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

Afleet Alex ready to tackle Belmont
BALTIMORE - Other than a slightly scraped left ankle, Afleet Alex seems in perfect shape after his remarkable victory in the Preakness Stakes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Graf reminds stars of past
PARIS - Steffi Graf brought back a flood of memories for French Open fans on Sunday when she returned, racket in hand, to the scene of her most emotional, and final, Grand Slam triumph.

U.S. Polo is bringing Gold Cup to Aiken
AIKEN - One of Adam Snow's wildest dreams will come to fruition this fall, when the U.S. Polo Association brings its Gold Cup to Aiken.

U.S. Polo is bringing Gold Cup to Aiken
AIKEN - One of Adam Snow's wildest dreams will come to fruition this fall, when the U.S. Polo Association brings its Gold Cup to Aiken.

Graf reminds stars of past
PARIS - Steffi Graf brought back a flood of memories for French Open fans on Sunday when she returned, racket in hand, to the scene of her most emotional, and final, Grand Slam triumph.

Afleet Alex ready to tackle Belmont
BALTIMORE - Other than a slightly scraped left ankle, Afleet Alex seems in perfect shape after his remarkable victory in the Preakness Stakes.

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

Overtime
In Annapolis, Md., Northwestern won the NCAA women's lacrosse championship Sunday, finishing the season undefeated with a 13-10 victory over Virginia behind Kristen Kjellman's five goals.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Bears release kicker
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The Chicago Bears released kicker Paul Edinger on Sunday as expected, less than two weeks after signing Doug Brien.

Bears release kicker
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The Chicago Bears released kicker Paul Edinger on Sunday as expected, less than two weeks after signing Doug Brien.

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'

Television upfront presentations give revealing glimpse into new season

Television upfront presentations give revealing glimpse into new season
NEW YORK - Here's some advice to television viewers who want to know what next fall's season will be like: Be afraid, be very afraid.

Television upfront presentations give revealing glimpse into new season
NEW YORK - Here's some advice to television viewers who want to know what next fall's season will be like: Be afraid, be very afraid.

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.

Lots of answers, new questions as 'Desperate Housewives' ends its first season
NEW YORK - It was Mary Alice, the suicide victim-narrator of "Desperate Housewives," who killed the woman buried in the yard - not her husband, Paul, who nearly paid for the crime with his own execution Sunday night.

Lady Bulldogs advance to Super Regional
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia swept through its NCAA softball regional undefeated Sunday, advancing to the NCAA Super Regional with a 2-1 win over Georgia Tech Sunday.

Georgia downs Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Brooks Brown scattered five hits and one run over 6 1-3 innings as Georgia won its season finale against Tennessee 4-1 on Sunday.

Lady Bulldogs advance to Super Regional
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia swept through its NCAA softball regional undefeated Sunday, advancing to the NCAA Super Regional with a 2-1 win over Georgia Tech Sunday.

Lady Bulldogs advance to Super Regional

Georgia downs Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Brooks Brown scattered five hits and one run over 6 1-3 innings as Georgia won its season finale against Tennessee 4-1 on Sunday.

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.

Georgia downs Tennessee

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

Gamecocks end baseball season with victory
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's offense got hot Sunday afternoon as the Gamecocks beat Kentucky 12-1 to wrap up the season with Southeastern Conference three-game sweep.

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.

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.

Gamecocks end baseball season with victory

Gamecocks end baseball season with victory
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's offense got hot Sunday afternoon as the Gamecocks beat Kentucky 12-1 to wrap up the season with Southeastern Conference three-game sweep.

Babe in toyland: Indiana boy rescued after climbing inside crane vending machine

Georgia health officials launch mail-in tick campaign