Tony Awards double for sets, costumes and lighting

Tony Awards double for sets, costumes and lighting
NEW YORK - Sets. Costumes. Lighting. They provide some of the most potent memories of Broadway shows. And now the Tony Awards are doubling their recognition.

Tony Awards double for sets, costumes and lighting
NEW YORK - Sets. Costumes. Lighting. They provide some of the most potent memories of Broadway shows. And now the Tony Awards are doubling their recognition.

Deficits don't mean much to Westside
Parents of Westside baseball players have had a lot to cheer about during the state baseball playoffs.

It was a long road to travel for pitcher

Devil Rays top Mariners

Clemson eliminates Hurricanes

Devil Rays top Mariners
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Josh Phelps hit a two-run homer to lead Tampa Bay to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night, the Devil Rays' fourth straight win.

Deficits don't mean much to Westside
Parents of Westside baseball players have had a lot to cheer about during the state baseball playoffs.

Devil Rays squeak by Athletics
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Hideo Nomo took a shutout into the eighth inning and Carl Crawford snapped a scoreless tie with a sixth-inning single to help the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Thursday.

Devil Rays top Mariners
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Josh Phelps hit a two-run homer to lead Tampa Bay to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night, the Devil Rays' fourth straight win.

Clemson eliminates Hurricanes
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Josh Cribb threw a complete game, six-hitter to lead Clemson to a 9-1 win Thursday over the Miami Hurricanes, who were eliminated from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

It was a long road to travel for pitcher
When Tim Steflik walked off the field Wednesday, he received the ovation of his dreams.

Clemson eliminates Hurricanes
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Josh Cribb threw a complete game, six-hitter to lead Clemson to a 9-1 win Thursday over the Miami Hurricanes, who were eliminated from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Deficits don't mean much to Westside

Devil Rays squeak by Athletics
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Hideo Nomo took a shutout into the eighth inning and Carl Crawford snapped a scoreless tie with a sixth-inning single to help the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Thursday.

Devil Rays squeak by Athletics

It was a long road to travel for pitcher
When Tim Steflik walked off the field Wednesday, he received the ovation of his dreams.

Depending on spell check might be two convenient

'Butter cow lady' wants to make Tiger Woods sculpture
DES MOINES, Iowa - A woman known as the "butter cow lady" for her life-size butter sculptures of dairy cows says she wants to do a likeness of golfer Tiger Woods at the Iowa State Fair.

'Butter cow lady' wants to make Tiger Woods sculpture
DES MOINES, Iowa - A woman known as the "butter cow lady" for her life-size butter sculptures of dairy cows says she wants to do a likeness of golfer Tiger Woods at the Iowa State Fair.

Odds and Ends
OSLO, Norway - An enterprising Norwegian found a way to turn a tidy profit on Oslo real estate by renting out a nice apartment in a popular part of town.

Odds and Ends
VALPARAISO, Ind. - Drop a dime - get 50 bucks.

Odds and Ends
OSLO, Norway - An enterprising Norwegian found a way to turn a tidy profit on Oslo real estate by renting out a nice apartment in a popular part of town.

Odds and Ends
VALPARAISO, Ind. - Drop a dime - get 50 bucks.

Polar bear with bad breath gets dental surgery
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Yukon the polar bear underwent surgery that zookeepers hope will clear the air.

Betemit waiting for opening with Braves
ATLANTA - Wilson Betemit says he knows he can be a major league starting shortstop.

Closer-by-committee is adopted by Braves

Closer-by-committee is adopted by Braves
ATLANTA - Braves manager Bobby Cox isn't overly concerned about the state of the club's bullpen, particularly who will be the reliever called on to close out games.

Starter hopes to return Tuesday

Betemit waiting for opening with Braves

Starter hopes to return Tuesday
ATLANTA - Fingers are still crossed that Mike Hampton will be able to return to the mound Tuesday in Washington, but the Braves' left-hander didn't exactly sound upbeat Friday about his strained forearm.

Betemit waiting for opening with Braves
ATLANTA - Wilson Betemit says he knows he can be a major league starting shortstop.

Lack of run support angers Smoltz
ATLANTA -- The frustration concerning a lack of run support reached a new mental plateau with Atlanta starter John Smoltz on Friday night.

Starter hopes to return Tuesday
ATLANTA - Fingers are still crossed that Mike Hampton will be able to return to the mound Tuesday in Washington, but the Braves' left-hander didn't exactly sound upbeat Friday about his strained forearm.

Closer-by-committee is adopted by Braves
ATLANTA - Braves manager Bobby Cox isn't overly concerned about the state of the club's bullpen, particularly who will be the reliever called on to close out games.

Fed's Gramlich: more measured rate hikes "possible"

A seaworthy business
When it comes to spending notes on floats, Americans aren't holding back.

IRS to close 68 taxpayer assistance centers
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service announced plans Friday to close 68 sites nationwide where taxpayers can get face-to-face help with tax issues.

Economy grows at 3.5 percent pace in first quarter

Free credit reports go South
ATLANTA - Residents of the South will have the right to order free copies of their credit reports starting Tuesday.

EPD challenges court over bid

Stocks stall ahead of long holiday weekend
NEW YORK - Stocks eked out modest gains Friday ahead of the long holiday weekend as investors eyed higher oil prices and a government report that showed rising personal incomes but slower growth in consumer spending.

Fed's Gramlich: more measured rate hikes "possible"
PARIS - Federal Reserve Governor Edward Gramlich said Thursday that measured increases in U.S. interest rates could continue.

Free credit reports go South
ATLANTA - Residents of the South will have the right to order free copies of their credit reports starting Tuesday.

IRS to close 68 taxpayer assistance centers

Stocks stall ahead of long holiday weekend
NEW YORK - Stocks eked out modest gains Friday ahead of the long holiday weekend as investors eyed higher oil prices and a government report that showed rising personal incomes but slower growth in consumer spending.

Stocks stall ahead of long holiday weekend

A seaworthy business
When it comes to spending notes on floats, Americans aren't holding back.

Free credit reports go South

EPD challenges court over bid
ATLANTA - The state's top environmental policy director has issued a letter challenging a federal bankruptcy judge's ruling that the water rights of a defunct coastal Georgia paper mill can be sold off to the highest bidder.

A seaworthy business

EPD challenges court over bid
ATLANTA - The state's top environmental policy director has issued a letter challenging a federal bankruptcy judge's ruling that the water rights of a defunct coastal Georgia paper mill can be sold off to the highest bidder.

Economy grows at 3.5 percent pace in first quarter
WASHINGTON - The country's economic performance in the opening quarter of 2005 was better than first thought, logging a solid 3.5 percent annual growth rate in a new sign of a strong springtime business expansion.

Yahoo testing e-mail photo service
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Yahoo Inc. is testing an e-mail service that will let people share digital photos without the hassle of often cumbersome attachments that hog storage space and bandwidth.

Good news boosts spirits and stocks
NEW YORK - Stocks rose Thursday as encouraging signs of economic growth eased investors' fears of a business slowdown.

Rising rate ends plan of expansion
An area manufacturer maintains that this month's Georgia Power rate increase has derailed plans for an expansion and new jobs at its Old Savannah Road plant.

Economy grows at 3.5 percent pace in first quarter
WASHINGTON - The country's economic performance in the opening quarter of 2005 was better than first thought, logging a solid 3.5 percent annual growth rate in a new sign of a strong springtime business expansion.

Fed's Gramlich: more measured rate hikes "possible"
PARIS - Federal Reserve Governor Edward Gramlich said Thursday that measured increases in U.S. interest rates could continue.

IRS to close 68 taxpayer assistance centers
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service announced plans Friday to close 68 sites nationwide where taxpayers can get face-to-face help with tax issues.

The civilized thing to do
While the heavy-metal band Motley Crue whines about having its First Amendment "right" to sing on NBC violated, real threats to free speech abound in the world.

Against the trend

Sun is healthy, for now

Betting on Abbas
President Bush's White House meeting Thursday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas might someday, in retrospect, be seen as a historic event that helped turn the tide away from war with Israel and toward peace.

Against the trend
Creating human life only to experiment on it used to be the stuff of science fiction.

Sun is healthy, for now
Do you find health news confusing? Perhaps only if you're paying attention to it. First you hear coffee is good for you, a healthy stimulant.

Against the trend
Creating human life only to experiment on it used to be the stuff of science fiction.

Betting on Abbas
President Bush's White House meeting Thursday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas might someday, in retrospect, be seen as a historic event that helped turn the tide away from war with Israel and toward peace.

Pruning season
Worrying people to death isn't a crime. Robbing people you don't even know of precious days and hours while they search for you in vain isn't against the law.

Sun is healthy, for now
Do you find health news confusing? Perhaps only if you're paying attention to it. First you hear coffee is good for you, a healthy stimulant.

Betting on Abbas

Eddie Albert, star of 'Green Acres,' dead at 99
LOS ANGELES - Eddie Albert, the actor best known as the constantly befuddled city slicker-turned-farmer in television's "Green Acres," has died. He was 99.

Eddie Albert, star of 'Green Acres,' dead at 99
LOS ANGELES - Eddie Albert, the actor best known as the constantly befuddled city slicker-turned-farmer in television's "Green Acres," has died. He was 99.

Jackson makes deal to bolster his 'financial strength'
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The investment company that recently took over Michael Jackson's $200 million loan from Bank of America has reached an agreement that his representative said is "more favorable" to the pop star.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Yo mama's so poor, you asked for a PlayStation and she took you to the bus station and said, "Go ahead, play."

Jackson makes deal to bolster his 'financial strength'
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The investment company that recently took over Michael Jackson's $200 million loan from Bank of America has reached an agreement that his representative said is "more favorable" to the pop star.

Angelina Jolie: I never slept with Pitt
NEW YORK - In a new interview, Angelina Jolie says she "thinks the world" of Brad Pitt - but never slept with him.

Angelina Jolie: I never slept with Pitt
NEW YORK - In a new interview, Angelina Jolie says she "thinks the world" of Brad Pitt - but never slept with him.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Yo mama's so poor, you asked for a PlayStation and she took you to the bus station and said, "Go ahead, play."

Garth proposes to Trisha at awards show
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Garth Brooks stole the show Wednesday night when he got down on one knee in front of 7,000 fans and proposed to fellow country music star Trisha Yearwood.

Garth proposes to Trisha at awards show
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Garth Brooks stole the show Wednesday night when he got down on one knee in front of 7,000 fans and proposed to fellow country music star Trisha Yearwood.

Plan now for your retirement spending

Plan now for your retirement spending
NEW YORK - Most Americans focus on saving for retirement during their working years and don't think much about how they're going to spend their nest eggs in retirement.

Plan now for your retirement spending
NEW YORK - Most Americans focus on saving for retirement during their working years and don't think much about how they're going to spend their nest eggs in retirement.

Wind can be angler's friend
Many fishermen view wind as an enemy, but it can be the difference between success and failure on any given day.

Wind can be angler's friend

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Fishing Tournaments

Wind can be angler's friend
Many fishermen view wind as an enemy, but it can be the difference between success and failure on any given day.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Hardy Knock Out rose lives up to its moniker

Hardy Knock Out rose lives up to its moniker
At the Mid-South Greenhouse Growers Conference, a speaker told of a recent rose introduction that was surprising everyone with its nonstop blooming and apparent tolerance, if not resistance, to the cursed black spot. What was this knockout rose? It was Knock Out, a 2000 All-America Rose Selections winner.

All honeysuckles have virtue
Believe it or not, there are people who can dislike a plant with so sweet a name as "honeysuckle." Not that every honeysuckle should be loved.

All honeysuckles have virtue
Believe it or not, there are people who can dislike a plant with so sweet a name as "honeysuckle." Not that every honeysuckle should be loved.

Hardy Knock Out rose lives up to its moniker
At the Mid-South Greenhouse Growers Conference, a speaker told of a recent rose introduction that was surprising everyone with its nonstop blooming and apparent tolerance, if not resistance, to the cursed black spot. What was this knockout rose? It was Knock Out, a 2000 All-America Rose Selections winner.

All honeysuckles have virtue

No lead's too big for Jackets to overcome
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - When Georgia Tech gets its bats going, no deficit is too big.

GreenJackets fall to Bombers
Chad Epperson made his return to Augusta on Thursday night - and it was a triumphant one.

GreenJackets turn tables on Bombers
The Augusta GreenJackets gave up a big inning Thursday night on their way to losing to the Greenville Bombers.

GreenJackets fall to Bombers
Chad Epperson made his return to Augusta on Thursday night - and it was a triumphant one.

Leonard has two-stroke lead at St. Jude Classic
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Justin Leonard took advantage of his early tee time, shooting an 8-under 62 in unusually calm conditions at TPC at Southwind to take a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the St. Jude Classic.

Well-wishers send off Jags

Solid play earns Coble another win
VILLA RICA, Ga. - Steady play in the final round of the Greater Atlanta Women's Amateur Championship helped Augusta's Laura Coble overcome a six-shot deficit and earn the victory Friday.

Leonard has two-stroke lead at St. Jude Classic

Well-wishers send off Jags
The men's golf team at Augusta State University received a rousing send-off from some of its loyal supporters Friday as the No. 4-ranked Jaguars made final preparations to leave for the Division I NCAA Championships.

Well-wishers send off Jags
The men's golf team at Augusta State University received a rousing send-off from some of its loyal supporters Friday as the No. 4-ranked Jaguars made final preparations to leave for the Division I NCAA Championships.

Sorenstam ties Turner for lead at Corning

Sorenstam ties Turner for lead at Corning
CORNING, N.Y. - If Annika Sorenstam can figure out what keeps going wrong when she's on a roll, watch out.

Leonard has two-stroke lead at St. Jude Classic
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Justin Leonard took advantage of his early tee time, shooting an 8-under 62 in unusually calm conditions at TPC at Southwind to take a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the St. Jude Classic.

Sorenstam ties Turner for lead at Corning
CORNING, N.Y. - If Annika Sorenstam can figure out what keeps going wrong when she's on a roll, watch out.

GreenJackets fall to Bombers

Depending on spell check might be two convenient
Our spelling bee champion Joe Shepherd heads to Washington next week for his final challenge in national competition, and he takes our best wishes with him.

Depending on spell check might be two convenient
Our spelling bee champion Joe Shepherd heads to Washington next week for his final challenge in national competition, and he takes our best wishes with him.

Augusta mayor to resign June 20
Augusta Mayor Bob Young, addressing what he called "Augusta's worst-kept secret," formally announced this morning that he will resign June 20 to become the gional director of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department in Atlanta.

Mayoral Resignation Procedure
The following is an outline of the procedure upon mayoral resignation from County Attorney Steve Shepard.

Entertainment arena can benefit all
The issue of a proposed sports and entertainment arena is so much bigger than William Morris III and Frank Lawrence.D.A. Baugh, Hephzibah

Planned Parenthood is just no good
Regarding Mary Beth Pierucci's letter of May 13 ("Organization prevents need for abortion"):Ken Dendinger, Augusta

Planned Parenthood is just no good
Regarding Mary Beth Pierucci's letter of May 13 ("Organization prevents need for abortion"):Ken Dendinger, Augusta

Letter exposes 'culture of death'
Regarding Philip Almeter's May 18 letter on eugenics ("Group's founder pushed eugenics") and the real "mission unaccomplished" by Planned Parenthood's Mary Beth Pierucci's letter explaining the purpose of her directorship ("Organization prevents need for abortion," May 13):The Rev. Michael Lubinsky, Augusta

Read between lines of 'secession' law
The "anti-secession" law passed by the mainland China government prompts the question of what, or to whom, the law really refers.L.A. Heinrich, Aiken, S.C.

Know the facts about the filibuster
This is in response to The Chronicle's editorial ("Dismaying compromise," May 25). Victor Reilly, Aiken, S.C.

Graham is right on China tariff
I wish to congratulate South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on his proposal to impose a 27.5-percent tariff on goods imported to the United States from China.Jim Fox, McCormick, S.C.

Planned Parenthood is just no good

Opera's 'Butterfly' was brilliant
Anyone who saw Augusta Opera's magnificent performance of Madama Butterfly is very fortunate. Patrons are still raving about it, and fortunately it attracted a lot of young people who will return. Joan Yunck, Martinez

Valentino designs clothes for 'real woman'

Collections, junk can overrun home, hinder life

Living briefs

Family briefs

New shot for kids to protect them from meningitis

Beach basics aren't so simple

Acura RSX delivers inexpensive luxury

Beach basics aren't so simple
NEW YORK - When you're packing your beach bag, leave the stained T-shirt and fraying shorts at home. Pick out your best beach ensemble instead.

Acura RSX delivers inexpensive luxury
Acura's least-expensive car, the RSX, is an anomaly. The base RSX holds the top fuel economy ranking of all 2005 "sports/sporty cars," according to the EPA, with a rating of 27 miles a gallon in city driving and 34 mpg on the highway for a manual transmission model.

New shot for kids to protect them from meningitis
CHICAGO - High school freshman Leslie Meigs has a simple message for kids about the scary disease that struck out of the blue and within hours almost killed her: Get the new meningitis shot

Collections, junk can overrun home, hinder life
Judy Slavovsky didn't become a pack rat overnight. It took years to fill the Augusta home she shared with her husband, Peter, with so much stuff that it became too cluttered to have guests over.

New shot for kids to protect them from meningitis
CHICAGO - High school freshman Leslie Meigs has a simple message for kids about the scary disease that struck out of the blue and within hours almost killed her: Get the new meningitis shot

Family briefs
NEW YORK - Children's eyes should be tested before they get to kindergarten - and that's not happening in enough families, placing kids at a greater risk for vision loss as well as physical and emotional difficulties, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some Memorial Day events:

Valentino designs clothes for 'real woman'
NEW YORK - Models look great on the runway and in advertisements, but Valentino, a designer known for his sexy dresses, likes to see real, regular women in his clothes because they "bring life" to a look.

Collections, junk can overrun home, hinder life
Judy Slavovsky didn't become a pack rat overnight. It took years to fill the Augusta home she shared with her husband, Peter, with so much stuff that it became too cluttered to have guests over.

Beach basics aren't so simple
NEW YORK - When you're packing your beach bag, leave the stained T-shirt and fraying shorts at home. Pick out your best beach ensemble instead.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some Memorial Day events:

Family briefs
NEW YORK - Children's eyes should be tested before they get to kindergarten - and that's not happening in enough families, placing kids at a greater risk for vision loss as well as physical and emotional difficulties, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Valentino designs clothes for 'real woman'
NEW YORK - Models look great on the runway and in advertisements, but Valentino, a designer known for his sexy dresses, likes to see real, regular women in his clothes because they "bring life" to a look.

Acura RSX delivers inexpensive luxury
Acura's least-expensive car, the RSX, is an anomaly. The base RSX holds the top fuel economy ranking of all 2005 "sports/sporty cars," according to the EPA, with a rating of 27 miles a gallon in city driving and 34 mpg on the highway for a manual transmission model.

Twins never missed a school day
GRANITEVILLE - In most respects, twins Spencer and Tamara Younce aren't exactly two of a kind.

Kid of the Day

Official says Georgia lacks authority over fraud cases
ATLANTA - Attorney General Thurbert Baker says he lacks sufficient authority to go after many of the state politicians accused of corruption.

Georgia may get another area code
ATLANTA - As the 706 area code runs out of numbers, state regulators are looking at adding a new code for the region.

County's online courses are a hit
Columbia County Schools' first foray into online course offerings proved successful enough in the 2004-05 school year to continue the program for summer school and in the fall, officials say.

Posing with the Godfather
Hattie Darring has her fianc, Donell Gatlin, take her photo next to the James Brown statue in the median of the 800 block of Broad Street.

Beach boulders are a mystery to many
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Some say the unexplained appearance of rocks on a stretch of beach is a coverup.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The University of South Carolina has appointed a new dean for the university's honors college and its music school.

Tech student earns state honor

Memorial Day events
The following celebrations are being held during the holiday:

Kid of the Day
Tiffany A. Davis is today's Kid of the Day.

Peer counseling program grows
Ken Whiddon remembers grinding up the glass and filling the ice cube trays with it. He picked out bridges he might drive off and dreamed of putting a gun to his head.

Concern mounts over tax credits
ATLANTA - Congress is considering legislation to protect what has become a widely used economic development tool for states that compete for new jobs and business investments after a federal court ruled tax incentives were unconstitutional.

Ex-doctor accused of molesting child
A 45-year-old Evans man who had worked as a gynecologist in the Augusta area has been arrested on a charge of child molestation and aggravated assault.

Ex-doctor accused of molesting child
A 45-year-old Evans man who had worked as a gynecologist in the Augusta area has been arrested on a charge of child molestation and aggravated assault.

Officers to patrol Lake Thurmond
Brian Hobbins has his boat filled with fuel and plenty of sunscreen on hand for the Memorial Day weekend, when Thurmond Lake will play host to its biggest crowds of the recreation season.

Police say inmates attempted suicide

School trustees criticize probes
When a parent filed a police report accusing a Richmond County bus monitor of choking her 10-year-old son this month, schools spokeswoman Mechelle Jordan responded by saying the matter was "under internal investigation."

Directors testify they didn't know of funds
State Sen. Charles Walker might have known how much money was available for the CSRA Classic, but the Classic directors through the years didn't have a clue, they testified Thursday.

Woman gets five years for molestation

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

School trustees criticize probes

Mayoral Resignation Procedure
The following is an outline of the procedure upon mayoral resignation from County Attorney Steve Shepard.

Concern mounts over tax credits

Holiday Closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Memorial Day:

Across the area

$1 billion in homes planned
GRANITEVILLE - Developers announced plans Thursday to build two massive communities on either side of Graniteville that would dramatically alter Aiken County's landscape during the next 10 years.

Alleged hospital fraud is detailed

Rants and Raves
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Inmate charged in '03 crime
Richmond County has arrested a prison inmate in connection with the robbery of a south Augusta pharmacy two years ago.

Directors testify they didn't know of funds
State Sen. Charles Walker might have known how much money was available for the CSRA Classic, but the Classic directors through the years didn't have a clue, they testified Thursday.

Peer counseling program grows
Ken Whiddon remembers grinding up the glass and filling the ice cube trays with it. He picked out bridges he might drive off and dreamed of putting a gun to his head.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - A judge has approved a $150,000 settlement for the parents of a Clemson University student killed when a car crossed the median of Interstate 85 and struck her Honda Civic head on just weeks before cable median barriers were installed.

Board OKs upgrade of mapping software
When Dewayne Porter took the reins of the Columbia County School System transportation department two months ago, he knew he wanted a more efficient means of mapping the bus routes.

Pretending to be the law will cost you

Memorial Day events
The following celebrations are being held during the holiday:

News you can use

Students get tips to argue at camp

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. - A warrant has been issued for runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks, but officials don't expect her to report to police until she's completed her psychiatric treatment.

Across the area
The chief magistrate judge in McDuffie County pleaded guilty to drunken-driving charges Friday, court officials said.

Alleged hospital fraud is detailed
It would have been cheaper for an Atlanta public hospital to hire employees and pay them full benefits than use state Sen. Charles Walker's temporary workers, witnesses testified Friday.

News you can use
There's little better than spending a long summer evening outside. It would be idyllic except for one thing: mosquitoes are back, and their bite can be more than annoying - it can be deadly.

Tech student earns state honor
Kimberly Wilson says winning a new, jet-black 2005 Nissan Sentra is less exciting than the college scholarship and opportunities she will get as Georgia's technical college student of the year.

Police say inmates attempted suicide
Police say two inmates at the Columbia County Detention Center unsuccessfully tried to commit suicide at the same time while in isolation Friday.

Students get tips to argue at camp
Who thought this was a good idea? Send 30 high school students to camp for a week and teach them better ways to argue.

Mayoral Resignation Procedure

Speaker installs microphone silencer
ATLANTA - If common courtesy and a sense of decorum won't keep Georgia House members in order, perhaps cutting the power to the main microphone will.

Holiday Closings
Schedule for the Memorial Day holiday:

Judge allows release in child molestation case
A Richmond County Superior Court judge granted release on bond Thursday to a man indicted this month on charges of child molestation.

Memorial Day Events
Holiday events around town:

Urban renewal progress slower than expected
AIKEN - The urban renewal of Aiken's north side is progressing slower than officials anticipated, budget figures show.

County's online courses are a hit
Columbia County Schools' first foray into online course offerings proved successful enough in the 2004-05 school year to continue the program for summer school and in the fall, officials say.

$1 billion in homes planned
GRANITEVILLE - Developers announced plans Thursday to build two massive communities on either side of Graniteville that would dramatically alter Aiken County's landscape during the next 10 years.

Concern mounts over tax credits
ATLANTA - Congress is considering legislation to protect what has become a widely used economic development tool for states that compete for new jobs and business investments after a federal court ruled tax incentives were unconstitutional.

Kid of the Day
Cole Garnett is today's Kid of the Day.

Tech student earns state honor
Kimberly Wilson says winning a new, jet-black 2005 Nissan Sentra is less exciting than the college scholarship and opportunities she will get as Georgia's technical college student of the year.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue met with federal officials in Washington on Wednesday to pitch his plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program.

Officers to patrol Lake Thurmond
Brian Hobbins has his boat filled with fuel and plenty of sunscreen on hand for the Memorial Day weekend, when Thurmond Lake will play host to its biggest crowds of the recreation season.

Across the area
An inmate at the Aiken County detention center who was found dead in his cell May 17 died from natural causes, an official said Thursday.

Rants and Raves
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Corrections
Because of incorrect information provided to The Augusta Chronicle, an article in Thursday's editions incorrectly listed the nearest bus station providing Greyhound bus service after the company eliminates Augusta as a stop June 21.

Rants and Raves
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Augusta mayor to resign June 20
Augusta Mayor Bob Young, addressing what he called "Augusta's worst-kept secret," formally announced this morning that he will resign June 20 to become the gional director of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department in Atlanta.

Kid of the Day

Board OKs upgrade of mapping software
When Dewayne Porter took the reins of the Columbia County School System transportation department two months ago, he knew he wanted a more efficient means of mapping the bus routes.

Parade set to head out on the highway
Motorcyclists and antique car enthusiasts are ready to get out on the highway to ride for hospitalized veterans Sunday.

Sources say mayor will say goodbye
Augusta Mayor Bob Young has called a news conference today where he is expected to announce his resignation and appointment as regional director of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department in Atlanta, according to sources close to the mayor.

Pretending to be the law will cost you
Police have a message for people who obtain blue lights, old uniforms and fake badges and try to impersonate legitimate law enforcement officers.

Posing with the Godfather
Hattie Darring has her fianc, Donell Gatlin, take her photo next to the James Brown statue in the median of the 800 block of Broad Street.

Woman gets five years for molestation
A Superior Court judge sentenced a mentally retarded woman Friday to five years in prison on charges that she molested a 12-year-old girl.

Twins never missed a school day

Holiday Closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Memorial Day:

Woman gets five years for molestation
A Superior Court judge sentenced a mentally retarded woman Friday to five years in prison on charges that she molested a 12-year-old girl.

News you can use

Pretending to be the law will cost you
Police have a message for people who obtain blue lights, old uniforms and fake badges and try to impersonate legitimate law enforcement officers.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue met with federal officials in Washington on Wednesday to pitch his plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

Mayor Young resigns to take federal post
Mayor Bob Young, joking that he was confirming Augusta's "worst kept secret," announced Friday that he is leaving office after six years to become regional director for a federal housing agency in Atlanta.

Board OKs upgrade of mapping software

Sources say mayor will say goodbye
Augusta Mayor Bob Young has called a news conference today where he is expected to announce his resignation and appointment as regional director of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department in Atlanta, according to sources close to the mayor.

Memorial Day events

Georgia roads to clear of work
For all those who shudder at road construction and are looking to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend, Judy Simmons has a suggestion.

Across South Carolina

Mayor Young resigns to take federal post

Holiday Closings

County's online courses are a hit

Peer counseling program grows

Official says Georgia lacks authority over fraud cases

Alleged hospital fraud is detailed
It would have been cheaper for an Atlanta public hospital to hire employees and pay them full benefits than use state Sen. Charles Walker's temporary workers, witnesses testified Friday.

Kid of the Day
Cole Garnett is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The University of South Carolina has appointed a new dean for the university's honors college and its music school.

Across Georgia

Memorial Day Events

Dryness stunts some important crops
Augusta-area rainfall was bountiful early in the year, but the spring planting season was cool and dry - delaying some of the region's most important crops.

Across the area
An inmate at the Aiken County detention center who was found dead in his cell May 17 died from natural causes, an official said Thursday.

Twins never missed a school day
GRANITEVILLE - In most respects, twins Spencer and Tamara Younce aren't exactly two of a kind.

Corrections
Because of incorrect information provided to The Augusta Chronicle, an article in Thursday's editions incorrectly listed the nearest bus station providing Greyhound bus service after the company eliminates Augusta as a stop June 21.

Students get tips to argue at camp
Who thought this was a good idea? Send 30 high school students to camp for a week and teach them better ways to argue.

Directors testify they didn't know of funds

Mayor Young resigns to take federal post
Mayor Bob Young, joking that he was confirming Augusta's "worst kept secret," announced Friday that he is leaving office after six years to become regional director for a federal housing agency in Atlanta.

Across the area

School trustees criticize probes
When a parent filed a police report accusing a Richmond County bus monitor of choking her 10-year-old son this month, schools spokeswoman Mechelle Jordan responded by saying the matter was "under internal investigation."

Sources say mayor will say goodbye

Kid of the Day
Tiffany A. Davis is today's Kid of the Day.

Ex-doctor accused of molesting child

Official says Georgia lacks authority over fraud cases
ATLANTA - Attorney General Thurbert Baker says he lacks sufficient authority to go after many of the state politicians accused of corruption.

Posing with the Godfather

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. - A warrant has been issued for runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks, but officials don't expect her to report to police until she's completed her psychiatric treatment.

Corrections

Across the area
The chief magistrate judge in McDuffie County pleaded guilty to drunken-driving charges Friday, court officials said.

Augusta mayor to resign June 20

News you can use
There's little better than spending a long summer evening outside. It would be idyllic except for one thing: mosquitoes are back, and their bite can be more than annoying - it can be deadly.

Across Georgia

Police say inmates attempted suicide
Police say two inmates at the Columbia County Detention Center unsuccessfully tried to commit suicide at the same time while in isolation Friday.

Officers to patrol Lake Thurmond

Memorial Day Events
Holiday events around town:

$1 billion in homes planned

Vibe magazine enters crowded music festival scene

Lee Ann Womack to take her hits on the road

Mariah Carey has 16th No.1 single
NEW YORK - Mariah Carey is celebrating her Sweet Sixteenth.

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Cowboy Troy brings 'hick-hop' to audiences

Vibe magazine enters crowded music festival scene
Not every hot musical concert will be coming to a town near you. Some of the summer's most anticipated gigs are not tours, but destination music festivals. Among the biggest this year are the return of Lollapalooza as a two-day blowout, and weekend bashes by Vibe and Essence magazines

Lee Ann Womack to take her hits on the road
Lee Ann Womack admits she was a bit nervous when she released her latest record, "There's More Where That Came," after a three-year absence.

Artists include reggae in sounds of summer
Two years ago, the musical flavor of the month seemed to be garage rock. One year ago, it was New Wave circa 1982. Next year, it could very well be reggae.

Lee Ann Womack to take her hits on the road
Lee Ann Womack admits she was a bit nervous when she released her latest record, "There's More Where That Came," after a three-year absence.

Cowboy Troy brings 'hick-hop' to audiences
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Cowboy Troy gets that look a lot. He'll be hanging around an arena before a show and see a black person who works there.

Vibe magazine enters crowded music festival scene
Not every hot musical concert will be coming to a town near you. Some of the summer's most anticipated gigs are not tours, but destination music festivals. Among the biggest this year are the return of Lollapalooza as a two-day blowout, and weekend bashes by Vibe and Essence magazines

Cowboy Troy brings 'hick-hop' to audiences
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Cowboy Troy gets that look a lot. He'll be hanging around an arena before a show and see a black person who works there.

Track mark is shattered by Newman
CONCORD, N.C. - Ryan Newman's latest qualifying effort was impressive even by his own standards.

Nash benefits most from Johnson's return
SAN ANTONIO - The Phoenix Suns have plenty of reasons to be excited about having Joe Johnson back for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday night.

Nash benefits most from Johnson's return
SAN ANTONIO - The Phoenix Suns have plenty of reasons to be excited about having Joe Johnson back for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday night.

Nash benefits most from Johnson's return

Bledsoe finding Parcells treats vets differently

Browns' Winslow: 'I humbly apologize'

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Featured obituary: Melvin Parkman
To friends, family and colleagues, Melvin Parkman was a generous man who contributed much of his time helping his fellow citizens in the community.

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Mr. Samuel McCain (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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Mr. Robert S. Moore (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

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Tennis: Another one bites the dust

U.S. men bid Paris farewell

Overtime

Overtime
USC Aiken held a reception Friday morning to welcome new men's basketball coach Vince Alexander and his family to campus.

Overtime
USC Aiken held a reception Friday morning to welcome new men's basketball coach Vince Alexander and his family to campus.

Overtime
Augusta State University's Garrett Phillips, of St. Simons Island, Ga., has extended her lead in the Greater Atlanta Women's Amateur Championship in Villa Rica, Ga.

U.S. men bid Paris farewell
PARIS - First, the trainer massaged Andy Roddick's left calf, then the right one in the fifth set at the end of a sweltering day at the French Open that brought cramps to players and heatstroke to fans.

Tennis: Another one bites the dust
PARIS - Venus Williams did plenty to beat herself, and 15-year-old Sesil Karatantcheva took care of the rest.

U.S. men bid Paris farewell
PARIS - First, the trainer massaged Andy Roddick's left calf, then the right one in the fifth set at the end of a sweltering day at the French Open that brought cramps to players and heatstroke to fans.

Tennis: Another one bites the dust
PARIS - Venus Williams did plenty to beat herself, and 15-year-old Sesil Karatantcheva took care of the rest.

Bledsoe finding Parcells treats vets differently
IRVING, Texas - Drew Bledsoe is finding there's a difference between playing for Bill Parcells fresh out of college as the No. 1 overall draft pick and as a 12-year veteran quarterback.

Browns' Winslow: 'I humbly apologize'
CLEVELAND - Kellen Winslow Jr. apologized to Browns fans on Thursday for his reckless use of a motorcycle and confirmed that he will miss the upcoming season because of injuries sustained in the crash.

Bledsoe finding Parcells treats vets differently
IRVING, Texas - Drew Bledsoe is finding there's a difference between playing for Bill Parcells fresh out of college as the No. 1 overall draft pick and as a 12-year veteran quarterback.

Browns' Winslow: 'I humbly apologize'
CLEVELAND - Kellen Winslow Jr. apologized to Browns fans on Thursday for his reckless use of a motorcycle and confirmed that he will miss the upcoming season because of injuries sustained in the crash.

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

Markers are a way for families to cope with loss
Before Jeff Howell lost his son in a car wreck, he considered roadside crosses unremarkable. Now they're personal.

The Crusades were more complicated than movie
"Kingdom of Heaven," the current movie about the medieval Crusades, concludes with the Muslim commander Saladin nobly promising Christian defenders safe passage home to Europe in 1187 when they agreed to surrender Jerusalem.

The Crusades were more complicated than movie
"Kingdom of Heaven," the current movie about the medieval Crusades, concludes with the Muslim commander Saladin nobly promising Christian defenders safe passage home to Europe in 1187 when they agreed to surrender Jerusalem.

Anglicans, Catholics reach agreement on Mary issues
In 1995, Pope John Paul II defined the top issues that would have to be resolved before Christianity could be reunited, including seemingly intractable differences over beliefs about Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Anglicans, Catholics reach agreement on Mary issues
In 1995, Pope John Paul II defined the top issues that would have to be resolved before Christianity could be reunited, including seemingly intractable differences over beliefs about Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Faith digest
Augusta's Catholic community will hold a candlelight Corpus Christi procession at 7 tonight starting at the Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 720 Telfair St.

Singers promote shaping leaders
Platinum Souls, a Christian duo who describe their performance as a combination of poetry, hip-hop and soul, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Paine College's Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.

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

Singers promote shaping leaders
Platinum Souls, a Christian duo who describe their performance as a combination of poetry, hip-hop and soul, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Paine College's Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.

Markers are a way for families to cope with loss
Before Jeff Howell lost his son in a car wreck, he considered roadside crosses unremarkable. Now they're personal.

Faith digest
Augusta's Catholic community will hold a candlelight Corpus Christi procession at 7 tonight starting at the Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 720 Telfair St.

'Fear Factor' to invade homes, change format
NEW YORK - Although "Fear Factor" doesn't have a space on NBC's fall schedule yet, the reality show's producers know exactly where they're going: homes across America.

'Fear Factor' to invade homes, change format
NEW YORK - Although "Fear Factor" doesn't have a space on NBC's fall schedule yet, the reality show's producers know exactly where they're going: homes across America.

'Jeopardy!' ace meets his match

A strong season for most networks come to an end
NEW YORK - With nearly 30 million people watching the "American Idol" finale on Fox, broadcast television networks ended a season that gave everybody something to brag about - except NBC.

A strong season for most networks come to an end

Paul Newman plays sly codger in HBO drama
LOS ANGELES - "I wish I was 79 again," quips Paul Newman, who turned 80 in January.

'Fear Factor' to invade homes, change format

'Jeopardy!' ace meets his match
NEW YORK - Maybe Ken Jennings isn't so tough after all.

Paul Newman plays sly codger in HBO drama
LOS ANGELES - "I wish I was 79 again," quips Paul Newman, who turned 80 in January.

A strong season for most networks come to an end
NEW YORK - With nearly 30 million people watching the "American Idol" finale on Fox, broadcast television networks ended a season that gave everybody something to brag about - except NBC.

Paul Newman plays sly codger in HBO drama

'Jeopardy!' ace meets his match
NEW YORK - Maybe Ken Jennings isn't so tough after all.

Angelina Jolie: I never slept with Pitt

Eddie Albert, star of 'Green Acres,' dead at 99

People in the News

Jackson makes deal to bolster his 'financial strength'

Garth proposes to Trisha at awards show

Gamecocks' offense sputters
HOOVER, Ala. - Freshman left-hander James Adkins struck out 12 batters in eight innings and Tennessee beat South Carolina 4-1 Friday to stay alive in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

Gamecocks' offense sputters

Gamecocks' offense sputters
HOOVER, Ala. - Freshman left-hander James Adkins struck out 12 batters in eight innings and Tennessee beat South Carolina 4-1 Friday to stay alive in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

Odds and Ends

'Butter cow lady' wants to make Tiger Woods sculpture

Odds and Ends

The Crusades were more complicated than movie

Markers are a way for families to cope with loss

Faith digest

Anglicans, Catholics reach agreement on Mary issues

Faith calendar

Singers promote shaping leaders