Book describes Nazi ship's wartime 'escape'
"Shadow Voyage" is Peter A. Huchthausen's chronicle of an event from the early days of World War II that is little-remembered now but was important and newsworthy in its day.

Summer reading for car-seat drivers
By land, by sea and by air, many families will be taking their vacations in the coming weeks. Several new picture books have a travel theme - and might be entertaining enough to young readers to keep them from asking "Are we there yet?"

'A Treasure's Trove' clue yields $25,000 prize
A Pittsburgh man is the first treasure hunter to decipher the clues in the book "A Treasure's Trove: A Fairy Tale About Real Treasure for Parents and Children of All Ages" to redeem a $25,000 prize.

'A Treasure's Trove' clue yields $25,000 prize

'Ultramarathon Man' off and running in new book
Outdoor running is a low-tech sport. It involves a runner and the natural elements he faces. Its appeal is primal and universal.

'Ultramarathon Man' off and running in new book

Summer reading for car-seat drivers
By land, by sea and by air, many families will be taking their vacations in the coming weeks. Several new picture books have a travel theme - and might be entertaining enough to young readers to keep them from asking "Are we there yet?"

Book describes Nazi ship's wartime 'escape'

Paul McCartney writing children's books
NEW YORK — Move over, Madonna, Paul McCartney is getting into children's books. The former Beatle has signed on to publish "High in the Clouds: An Urban Furry Tail" for the Penguin Young Readers Group, the publisher announced Wednesday.

Book describes Nazi ship's wartime 'escape'
"Shadow Voyage" is Peter A. Huchthausen's chronicle of an event from the early days of World War II that is little-remembered now but was important and newsworthy in its day.

'A Treasure's Trove' clue yields $25,000 prize
A Pittsburgh man is the first treasure hunter to decipher the clues in the book "A Treasure's Trove: A Fairy Tale About Real Treasure for Parents and Children of All Ages" to redeem a $25,000 prize.

'Ultramarathon Man' off and running in new book
Outdoor running is a low-tech sport. It involves a runner and the natural elements he faces. Its appeal is primal and universal.

Summer reading for car-seat drivers

Teammates for life
It's the blood and guts of every state championship team. Not bat speed. Or pitches thrown at how many miles per hour. Or pro prospects, college signees and muscled sluggers.

Calhoun sweeps to claim AA crown
CALHOUN, Ga. - They watched Calhoun create a dogpile of players, students and fans, while Yellow Jackets shortstop Jacob Robbins did a standing backflip near the pitching mound.

Coaches give their take on title matchup
Pepperell coach Mike Moore and Greater Atlanta Christian coach Cliff Shelton have interesting views on today's Class AA championship series. Pepperell was swept by Westside in the playoffs and lost two region meetings with Calhoun.

Memories live on for Westside title teams
A champion can put on the years and pounds, but the memories remain perfect. Westside's 1987 and 1988 baseball teams set the standard for what this year's set of Patriots will chase today: history.

Calhoun sweeps to claim AA crown
CALHOUN, Ga. - They watched Calhoun create a dogpile of players, students and fans, while Yellow Jackets shortstop Jacob Robbins did a standing backflip near the pitching mound.

Area coaches root for Westside

Memories live on for Westside title teams
A champion can put on the years and pounds, but the memories remain perfect. Westside's 1987 and 1988 baseball teams set the standard for what this year's set of Patriots will chase today: history.

Coaches give their take on title matchup

Memories live on for Westside title teams

Teammates for life

Teammates for life
It's the blood and guts of every state championship team. Not bat speed. Or pitches thrown at how many miles per hour. Or pro prospects, college signees and muscled sluggers.

Coaches give their take on title matchup
Pepperell coach Mike Moore and Greater Atlanta Christian coach Cliff Shelton have interesting views on today's Class AA championship series. Pepperell was swept by Westside in the playoffs and lost two region meetings with Calhoun.

Calhoun sweeps to claim AA crown

Area coaches root for Westside
Not just Westside parents and fans will be pulling for the Patriots' baseball team when the Class AA state championship series begins today.

Area coaches root for Westside
Not just Westside parents and fans will be pulling for the Patriots' baseball team when the Class AA state championship series begins today.

Reformers of English, be careful what you wish for

Man bicycles Route 66 for 66th birthday
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A man who pedaled from California to Chicago along Route 66 to celebrate his 66th birthday says that's just the beginning.

Boy, 7, suspected in beating death of sister
TAMPA, Fla. - A 7-year-old boy beat his baby half-sister to death with his fists, feet and a two-by-four because he was jealous of the attention the girl was receiving and because she would not stop crying, police said Wednesday.

Odds and Ends
MONTPELIER, Vt. - This year's senior prank has left a mark on Montpelier High School that school officials don't plan to erase.

Foster parent included rape conviction on application
WATERTOWN, N.Y. - A convicted rapist became a foster parent for several children even after disclosing his past sex crimes on his application, officials said Wednesday.

Odds and Ends
GODFREY, Ill. - James Ross isn't an appliance repairman, a firefighter or a policeman. But he's about to become a prisoner - again.

Man bicycles Route 66 for 66th birthday
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A man who pedaled from California to Chicago along Route 66 to celebrate his 66th birthday says that's just the beginning.

S.F. mayor, 49ers owners offended by training video
SAN FRANCISCO - An in-house video meant to prepare San Francisco 49ers players for dealing with the media backfired on the NFL team Wednesday when it was learned that it featured racist jokes, lesbian soft-porn and topless blondes.

Man sues to name horse after Jefferson slave
LEXINGTON, Ky. - A thoroughbred owner filed a federal lawsuit seeking the right to name a 2-year-old filly after Sally Hemings, the slave who was the reputed mistress of Thomas Jefferson.

Man sues to name horse after Jefferson slave
LEXINGTON, Ky. - A thoroughbred owner filed a federal lawsuit seeking the right to name a 2-year-old filly after Sally Hemings, the slave who was the reputed mistress of Thomas Jefferson.

S.F. mayor, 49ers owners offended by training video
SAN FRANCISCO - An in-house video meant to prepare San Francisco 49ers players for dealing with the media backfired on the NFL team Wednesday when it was learned that it featured racist jokes, lesbian soft-porn and topless blondes.

Odds and Ends
MONTPELIER, Vt. - This year's senior prank has left a mark on Montpelier High School that school officials don't plan to erase.

Boy, 7, suspected in beating death of sister
TAMPA, Fla. - A 7-year-old boy beat his baby half-sister to death with his fists, feet and a two-by-four because he was jealous of the attention the girl was receiving and because she would not stop crying, police said Wednesday.

Odds and Ends
GODFREY, Ill. - James Ross isn't an appliance repairman, a firefighter or a policeman. But he's about to become a prisoner - again.

Wells dominant against Braves

Wells dominant against Braves
PITTSBURGH - A change of scenery didn't change the Atlanta Braves' fortunes Friday night.

Braves' rotation could change
PITTSBURGH - The Atlanta Braves and Mike Hampton will wait until today to decide whether the left-hander will be able to make his scheduled start Sunday.

Kolb's still not the answer for Braves
WASHINGTON -The national spelling bee, with a stock of brainy kids and eager parents, came to America's capital city this week.

Braves' rotation could change

Braves' rotation could change
PITTSBURGH - The Atlanta Braves and Mike Hampton will wait until today to decide whether the left-hander will be able to make his scheduled start Sunday.

Kolb's still not the answer for Braves

Wells dominant against Braves
PITTSBURGH - A change of scenery didn't change the Atlanta Braves' fortunes Friday night.

Kolb's still not the answer for Braves
WASHINGTON -The national spelling bee, with a stock of brainy kids and eager parents, came to America's capital city this week.

Productivity and factory orders post healthy gains
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories advanced by 0.9 percent in April, the fastest clip in five months, while worker productivity at the start of the year was better than originally thought and the nation's retailers enjoyed strong sales despite a cold spring.

Business briefs
Washington - Orders to U.S. factories advanced by 0.9 percent in April, the fastest clip in five months, while worker productivity at the start of the year was better than originally thought.

Internet group OKs 'xxx' Web addresses
WASHINGTON — The Internet's primary oversight body approved a plan Wednesday to create a virtual red-light district, setting the stage for pornographic Web sites to use new addresses ending in "xxx."

Putting summer to work
AIKEN - A week out of high school, and Michael Mauldin is already changing motors and compressors in air-conditioning units, industrial refrigerators and restaurant fryers.

Simple steps help save patients from hospital infections
TRENTON, N.J. - For 13 straight months at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, not one patient on a ventilator has developed pneumonia. Not impressed? You should be.

Job growth posts tiny gain

Rates on 30-year mortgages hit four-month low
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell this week for the eighth time in the past nine weeks, hitting the lowest level in four months, according to an industry report.

Putting summer to work

Productivity and factory orders post healthy gains
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories advanced by 0.9 percent in April, the fastest clip in five months, while worker productivity at the start of the year was better than originally thought and the nation's retailers enjoyed strong sales despite a cold spring.

Service sector activity grows more slowly May

Productivity and factory orders post healthy gains

Gym makeover is under way at Evans location
The people at Omni Health and Fitness will pump you up, but they have big plans to pump their company up, too.

Subway spikes Sub Club sandwich promotion
MILFORD, Conn. - The Subway restaurant chain said Thursday it is ending its decades-old free sandwich promotion, amid concerns that counterfeiters have been creating and selling copies of the restaurant's proof-of-purchase stamps and cards.

Service sector activity grows more slowly May
NEW YORK - Business activity in the services sectors of the economy grew at an unexpectedly slow pace in May but the outlook for continued growth remains positive, the Institute for Supply Management reported Friday.

Win for Schick as judge rules Gillette ads are false
ST. LOUIS - Gillette Co. ads claiming its M3Power razor raises hair up and away from the skin are "unsubstantiated and inaccurate," a federal judge said in siding with Gillette's chief competitor, Schick-Wilkinson Sword.

Putting summer to work
AIKEN - A week out of high school, and Michael Mauldin is already changing motors and compressors in air-conditioning units, industrial refrigerators and restaurant fryers.

Gym makeover is under way at Evans location
The people at Omni Health and Fitness will pump you up, but they have big plans to pump their company up, too.

Stocks dip on report of poor jobs growth
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished a disheartening week lower Friday after a government report showing the slowest job growth in nearly two years exacerbated concerns about the health of the economy.

Nation's retailers report solid sales for May
NEW YORK - The nation's retailers had generally solid sales last month, overcoming the effects of an unusually cold spring as consumers became more optimistic about the economy and more willing to spend.

Job growth posts tiny gain
WASHINGTON - Job growth slowed nearly to a crawl in May, with new hiring registering the smallest gain in almost two years. However, the unemployment rate dipped to a low 5.1 percent.

Crude futures fall after U.S. report shows rise in supply
WASHINGTON - The price of oil gyrated on Thursday after the U.S. government released data that showed a growing domestic supply of gasoline and other fuels, but also rising demand.

Apple shares dip on reports of slower iPod sales
SAN FRANCISCO - Shares of Apple Computer Inc. slid nearly 5 percent Friday following reports that sales of its iPod digital music player appear to be slowing.

Bush picks California congressman to head SEC

Service sector activity grows more slowly May
NEW YORK - Business activity in the services sectors of the economy grew at an unexpectedly slow pace in May but the outlook for continued growth remains positive, the Institute for Supply Management reported Friday.

Bush picks California congressman to head SEC
WASHINGTON - President Bush chose California Rep. Christopher Cox on Thursday to run the Securities and Exchange Commission, assigning him the delicate regulatory dance of protecting investors' rights while not stifling business.

Theft forces grocers to lock up infants' formulas
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Shoppers with little children might have noticed a change at the supermarket recently: The powdered baby formula has been locked up.

Internet group OKs 'xxx' Web addresses
WASHINGTON — The Internet's primary oversight body approved a plan Wednesday to create a virtual red-light district, setting the stage for pornographic Web sites to use new addresses ending in "xxx."

Job growth posts tiny gain
WASHINGTON - Job growth slowed nearly to a crawl in May, with new hiring registering the smallest gain in almost two years. However, the unemployment rate dipped to a low 5.1 percent.

Nation's retailers report solid sales for May
NEW YORK - The nation's retailers had generally solid sales last month, overcoming the effects of an unusually cold spring as consumers became more optimistic about the economy and more willing to spend.

Business briefs

Crude futures fall after U.S. report shows rise in supply
WASHINGTON - The price of oil gyrated on Thursday after the U.S. government released data that showed a growing domestic supply of gasoline and other fuels, but also rising demand.

Internet group OKs 'xxx' Web addresses

Business briefs
Washington - Orders to U.S. factories advanced by 0.9 percent in April, the fastest clip in five months, while worker productivity at the start of the year was better than originally thought.

Crude futures fall after U.S. report shows rise in supply

Plans detail retail center
Developers are planning what could amount to one of the biggest retail developments in the Augusta area.

Nation's retailers report solid sales for May

Plans detail retail center
Developers are planning what could amount to one of the biggest retail developments in the Augusta area.

Subway spikes Sub Club sandwich promotion

Subway spikes Sub Club sandwich promotion
MILFORD, Conn. - The Subway restaurant chain said Thursday it is ending its decades-old free sandwich promotion, amid concerns that counterfeiters have been creating and selling copies of the restaurant's proof-of-purchase stamps and cards.

Win for Schick as judge rules Gillette ads are false
ST. LOUIS - Gillette Co. ads claiming its M3Power razor raises hair up and away from the skin are "unsubstantiated and inaccurate," a federal judge said in siding with Gillette's chief competitor, Schick-Wilkinson Sword.

Bush picks California congressman to head SEC
WASHINGTON - President Bush chose California Rep. Christopher Cox on Thursday to run the Securities and Exchange Commission, assigning him the delicate regulatory dance of protecting investors' rights while not stifling business.

Win for Schick as judge rules Gillette ads are false

Wachovia says predecessor banks owned slaves
slavesBylineBy TIM WHITMIRE CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Wachovia Corp. issued an apology Wednesday for the actions of two predecessor banks that it said owned slaves prior to the Civil War.

Simple steps help save patients from hospital infections

Rates on 30-year mortgages hit four-month low
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell this week for the eighth time in the past nine weeks, hitting the lowest level in four months, according to an industry report.

Plans detail retail center

Simple steps help save patients from hospital infections
TRENTON, N.J. - For 13 straight months at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, not one patient on a ventilator has developed pneumonia. Not impressed? You should be.

Gym makeover is under way at Evans location

Rates on 30-year mortgages hit four-month low

Stocks dip on report of poor jobs growth

Stocks dip on report of poor jobs growth
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished a disheartening week lower Friday after a government report showing the slowest job growth in nearly two years exacerbated concerns about the health of the economy.

Clemson in unfamiliar position this season - a favorite

Clemson in unfamiliar position this season - a favorite
CLEMSON, S.C. - All year, Clemson had to prove it wasn't too young or too mediocre to play winning baseball.

Queen named to head women's basketball operations
CLEMSON, S.C. - New Clemson women's basketball coach Cristy McKinney named former Lady Tigers player Kanetra Queen director of operations for the program.

Clemson in unfamiliar position this season - a favorite
CLEMSON, S.C. - All year, Clemson had to prove it wasn't too young or too mediocre to play winning baseball.

Queen named to head women's basketball operations

Queen named to head women's basketball operations
CLEMSON, S.C. - New Clemson women's basketball coach Cristy McKinney named former Lady Tigers player Kanetra Queen director of operations for the program.

A failure to communicate
Misunderstandings, rather than real differences, seem to be what's causing some strained relations between the Columbia County Board of Commissioners and that county's Board of Education.

Land of the free?

A failure to communicate
Misunderstandings, rather than real differences, seem to be what's causing some strained relations between the Columbia County Board of Commissioners and that county's Board of Education.

Europe's elites slammed
Since the end of World War II, it's generally been U.S. policy to encourage the development of a United States of Europe - better that Europeans learn to get along and pull together than to send American troops overseas every dozen years or so to break up their wars.

Land of the free?
Why are they coming to America? Apparently not for its freedom of speech.

No harm, no foul?
Screven County voters asked for more of the same when they re-elected Sheriff Mike Kile last November.

Spell him 'champ'
Joe Shepherd is living proof that even if you don't always finish first, it doesn't mean you're not a winner. No one wins all the time, but one can keep improving. And Joe certainly did that.

Europe's elites slammed
Since the end of World War II, it's generally been U.S. policy to encourage the development of a United States of Europe - better that Europeans learn to get along and pull together than to send American troops overseas every dozen years or so to break up their wars.

Land of the free?
Why are they coming to America? Apparently not for its freedom of speech.

Europe's elites slammed

A failure to communicate

People in the News
HONG KONG - Jackie Chan battled copyright pirates, smashing fake designer watches with a hammer and using a chain saw to destroy a street-side stand hawking counterfeit bags and clothes.

Spears loves life as pregnant woman
NEW YORK — Britney Spears is loving life as a pregnant woman — the cravings, watching sonograms and especially the sex. "I think it's better than it was before," Spears tells People magazine in the issue on newsstands Friday. "I think it's best. Sex is crazy good."

Warrant issued for Bobby Brown
CANTON, Mass. - A family court judge issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for singer Bobby Brown after he failed to appear for a child support hearing.

Cameron Diaz sues National Enquirer, claiming libel
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Actress Cameron Diaz is suing The National Enquirer for more than $10 million, alleging the celebrity tabloid libeled her in a story that claimed she cheated on boyfriend Justin Timberlake by kissing another man.

Report: Dave Chappelle shows up at comedy clubs
LOS ANGELES - Is Dave Chappelle back? The AWOL comedian dropped in unannounced at two popular comedy clubs Thursday night, saying he had just arrived in Los Angeles and felt like performing, Daily Variety reported Friday.

Beckham to open soccer academy in the United States
CARSON, Calif. - Some American youngsters will have a chance to learn how to "Bend It Like Beckham."

Spears loves life as pregnant woman
NEW YORK — Britney Spears is loving life as a pregnant woman — the cravings, watching sonograms and especially the sex. "I think it's better than it was before," Spears tells People magazine in the issue on newsstands Friday. "I think it's best. Sex is crazy good."

Jack White marries in Amazon ceremony
NEW YORK - Clearly, Jack White isn't brokenhearted over the recent marriage of ex-girlfriend Renee Zellweger.

Michael Jackson molestation trial goes to the jury
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The child molestation case against Michael Jackson went to the jury Friday after the defense portrayed him as a victim of grifters trying to pull "the biggest con of their careers."

People in the News
HONG KONG - Jackie Chan battled copyright pirates, smashing fake designer watches with a hammer and using a chain saw to destroy a street-side stand hawking counterfeit bags and clothes.

Beckham to open soccer academy in the United States
CARSON, Calif. - Some American youngsters will have a chance to learn how to "Bend It Like Beckham."

Warrant issued for Bobby Brown
CANTON, Mass. - A family court judge issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for singer Bobby Brown after he failed to appear for a child support hearing.

Cameron Diaz sues National Enquirer, claiming libel
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Actress Cameron Diaz is suing The National Enquirer for more than $10 million, alleging the celebrity tabloid libeled her in a story that claimed she cheated on boyfriend Justin Timberlake by kissing another man.

Prosecutor: Jackson sexually abused teen
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson committed "exploitation and sexual abuse," and his only defense has been to attack the credibility of his accuser's mother, a prosecutor said Thursday as closing arguments began.

Denise Richards gives birth to a daughter
NEW YORK - Denise Richards has given birth to a daughter, People magazine reported.

Prosecutor: Jackson sexually abused teen
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson committed "exploitation and sexual abuse," and his only defense has been to attack the credibility of his accuser's mother, a prosecutor said Thursday as closing arguments began.

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. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

'Gray day' can prove productive
Windswept points are still producing good catches of largemouth, hybrid and striped bass on Thurmond Lake these days, but your best bet is to fish them before the sun rises.

'Gray day' can prove productive
Windswept points are still producing good catches of largemouth, hybrid and striped bass on Thurmond Lake these days, but your best bet is to fish them before the sun rises.

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. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

'Gray day' can prove productive

Tournaments

Square-foot gardens are a popular way to grow crops
A small suburban backyard in south Augusta and a wide open field in north Aiken would seem to have little in common, but families in each area are using similar gardening methods to grow fresh, organic vegetables with minimal effort and space.

Square-foot gardens are a popular way to grow crops

Square-foot gardens are a popular way to grow crops
A small suburban backyard in south Augusta and a wide open field in north Aiken would seem to have little in common, but families in each area are using similar gardening methods to grow fresh, organic vegetables with minimal effort and space.

Trilliums thrive in hillside garden oasis
People often come unseen to Ron Brown's tree-covered hillside garden. They park on a residential side street and quietly make their way to one of the weathered benches alongside the mulch-covered trails, pausing to eat their sandwiches under the cool comfort of a dappled shade.

Trilliums thrive in hillside garden oasis

Trilliums thrive in hillside garden oasis
People often come unseen to Ron Brown's tree-covered hillside garden. They park on a residential side street and quietly make their way to one of the weathered benches alongside the mulch-covered trails, pausing to eat their sandwiches under the cool comfort of a dappled shade.

Ex-pitcher carries Jackets with bat
ATLANTA - The date April 6, 2004, might prove to be among the most important in Georgia Tech baseball history.

Ex-pitcher carries Jackets with bat
ATLANTA - The date April 6, 2004, might prove to be among the most important in Georgia Tech baseball history.

Wieters catches on with Tech as do-it-all freshman
ATLANTA - It's not unusual for a catcher to walk out to the mound when a team changes pitchers.

Wieters catches on with Tech as do-it-all freshman
ATLANTA - It's not unusual for a catcher to walk out to the mound when a team changes pitchers.

Wieters catches on with Tech as do-it-all freshman

Ex-pitcher carries Jackets with bat

GreenJackets pop Crawdads by one
The Hickory Crawdads weren't the Augusta GreenJackets' biggest opponent this week - rain won three times in the teams' four-game series.

GreenJackets pop Crawdads by one
The Hickory Crawdads weren't the Augusta GreenJackets' biggest opponent this week - rain won three times in the teams' four-game series.

Pinehurst No. 2 isn't getting any rough weather

Club will see major redesign
When North Augusta Country Club closes later this month for renovation, it will be the first major work done on the golf course since it was built in the early 1960s.

Club will see major redesign

Jaguars looking to find a spark

Sluman gets a grip at the Memorial

Pinehurst No. 2 isn't getting any rough weather
RALEIGH, N.C. - Pinehurst No. 2 is closed, but golfers are hearing rumors about whether the course will be ready for the U.S. Open.

Sluman gets a grip at the Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio - Even after Jeff Sluman polished off his best round of the year, a 7-under 65 that gave him a one-shot lead in the Memorial, he was quick to ask the question on just about every player's mind Thursday.

Sorenstam, Kerr, Creamer in the field for LPGA Classic
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - The last time Paula Creamer played at the Seaview Marriott Resort course, she nearly made history.

Jaguars lose title shot in the rain

Sluman gets a grip at the Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio - Even after Jeff Sluman polished off his best round of the year, a 7-under 65 that gave him a one-shot lead in the Memorial, he was quick to ask the question on just about every player's mind Thursday.

Jaguars lose title shot in the rain
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - As Major Manning approached the 16th green Friday, Augusta State coach Josh Gregory took a peek at an adjacent leaderboard.

Jaguars looking to find a spark
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Just after their rounds commenced, Augusta State's golfers headed to the driving range to work out the kinks.

Jaguars lose title shot in the rain
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - As Major Manning approached the 16th green Friday, Augusta State coach Josh Gregory took a peek at an adjacent leaderboard.

Pinehurst No. 2 isn't getting any rough weather
RALEIGH, N.C. - Pinehurst No. 2 is closed, but golfers are hearing rumors about whether the course will be ready for the U.S. Open.

Sorenstam, Kerr, Creamer in the field for LPGA Classic

Sorenstam, Kerr, Creamer in the field for LPGA Classic
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - The last time Paula Creamer played at the Seaview Marriott Resort course, she nearly made history.

Jaguars looking to find a spark
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Just after their rounds commenced, Augusta State's golfers headed to the driving range to work out the kinks.

Club will see major redesign
When North Augusta Country Club closes later this month for renovation, it will be the first major work done on the golf course since it was built in the early 1960s.

GreenJackets pop Crawdads by one

Reformers of English, be careful what you wish for
My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.

Reformers of English, be careful what you wish for
My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.

Charles Walker found guilty on nearly all counts
A federal jury has convicted state Sen. Charles Walker on 126 of 137 counts including mail fraud and conspiracy.

Charles Walker found guilty on nearly all counts
A federal jury has convicted state Sen. Charles Walker on 126 of 137 counts including mail fraud and conspiracy.

Walker suspended from state Senate
As a result of Charles Walkers conviction this afternoon, he is immediately suspended from his seat in the state Senate, where he represented much of Augusta, including downtown and the Medical College of Georgia.

Experience can beat college degree
Why should the new fire chief have a four-year degree? One would think that 25 or 30 years of experience would equal or surpass a four-year degree.Kathleen Gibson, North Augusta, S.C.

Liberals mar stem-cell debate
Lowell Greenbaum exists in a persistent, partisan political state, and regularly submits letters touting his liberal agenda. One would think that he might occasionally use intellectually honest arguments. Vern J. Simon, Evans

Media misrepresents our president
In Why I Am Not a Christian, Bertrand Russell declares there is no God. To prove this, he creates his own god. Mike Fulford, Evans

Media misrepresents our president
In Why I Am Not a Christian, Bertrand Russell declares there is no God. To prove this, he creates his own god. Mike Fulford, Evans

Experience can beat college degree

Arena would provide little benefit
Proponents of the taxpayer-funded sports arena are claiming that this project will be an economic shot in the arm for Augusta, and will revitalize a depressed part of the city.Nicholas Reese, Augusta

Media misrepresents our president

Minority hijacked stem-cell issue
It is unusual for me, a lifelong Republican who voted for President Bush and Rep. Charlie Norwood, to agree with the Richmond County Democratic Party Chairman Lowell Greenbaum. Robert P. Schloesser, Augusta

Arena would provide little benefit
Proponents of the taxpayer-funded sports arena are claiming that this project will be an economic shot in the arm for Augusta, and will revitalize a depressed part of the city.Nicholas Reese, Augusta

Experience can beat college degree
Why should the new fire chief have a four-year degree? One would think that 25 or 30 years of experience would equal or surpass a four-year degree. Kathleen Gibson, North Augusta, S.C.

Vote 'no' until local government changes
We have just received our reassessment tax notice with an increase of more than 30 percent. Even before this notice, I was determined to vote against any new bonds and the SPLOST, because there are some major problems that have to be solved. Alan R. Jackson, Hephzibah

Arena would provide little benefit

Stuff to do

Baby gets rhythm: Parents can help nature by bouncing

For her show, Alice Roi is designer, model and bride

New Audi debuts as A3 five-door model

Fireflies know how to light up their sex life

Apple offers $50 credit for iPod batteries

Airlines must begin tallying pet casualties

New Audi debuts as A3 five-door model
It's a five-door hatchback and is smaller and lower-priced than Audi's A4 sedan. But Audi's new price leader in the United States, the 2006 A3, is no cheap car.

New Audi debuts as A3 five-door model
It's a five-door hatchback and is smaller and lower-priced than Audi's A4 sedan. But Audi's new price leader in the United States, the 2006 A3, is no cheap car.

Fireflies know how to light up their sex life
Sara Lewis is impersonating a firefly. She stands in waist-deep grass and brush, the hood of her jacket pulled tight around her ears to ward off mosquitoes, and clicks her penlight into the darkness.

Children's Tylenol recalled over labeling confusion
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. - McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, a unit of health care products company Johnson & Johnson Inc., is recalling certain lots of Children's Tylenol because of confusing packaging that could result in overdosing.

For her show, Alice Roi is designer, model and bride
NEW YORK - Just like any other fashion show, the audience will line both sides of the catwalk. There'll be music and photographers. The designer will be the last to emerge. But instead of taking her customary quick bow and then scurrying backstage, the next time Alice Roi steps onto the runway, she'll go all the way down the aisle and take a husband.

For her show, Alice Roi is designer, model and bride
NEW YORK - Just like any other fashion show, the audience will line both sides of the catwalk. There'll be music and photographers. The designer will be the last to emerge. But instead of taking her customary quick bow and then scurrying backstage, the next time Alice Roi steps onto the runway, she'll go all the way down the aisle and take a husband.

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Airlines must begin tallying pet casualties
WASHINGTON - Plenty of vacation guides list camps that allow dogs or rank pet-friendly hotels, but until now there's been no way to know which airlines are safest for four-legged travelers.

Apple offers $50 credit for iPod batteries
SAN FRANCISCO — Consumers who had battery problems with older versions of the popular iPod digital music player will get $50 vouchers and extended service warranties under a tentative settlement in a class-action lawsuit.SAN FRANCISCO — Consumers who had battery problems with older versions of the popular iPod digital music player will get $50 vouchers and extended service warranties under a tentative settlement in a class-action lawsuit.

Baby gets rhythm: Parents can help nature by bouncing
WASHINGTON - Gently bounce a baby while you sing, and you'll usually get squeals of glee. But it's not just fun: Feeling the beat helps wire babies' brains to hear rhythm.

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Fireflies know how to light up their sex life
Sara Lewis is impersonating a firefly. She stands in waist-deep grass and brush, the hood of her jacket pulled tight around her ears to ward off mosquitoes, and clicks her penlight into the darkness.

Airlines must begin tallying pet casualties
WASHINGTON - Plenty of vacation guides list camps that allow dogs or rank pet-friendly hotels, but until now there's been no way to know which airlines are safest for four-legged travelers.

Apple offers $50 credit for iPod batteries
SAN FRANCISCO — Consumers who had battery problems with older versions of the popular iPod digital music player will get $50 vouchers and extended service warranties under a tentative settlement in a class-action lawsuit.SAN FRANCISCO — Consumers who had battery problems with older versions of the popular iPod digital music player will get $50 vouchers and extended service warranties under a tentative settlement in a class-action lawsuit.

Baby gets rhythm: Parents can help nature by bouncing
WASHINGTON - Gently bounce a baby while you sing, and you'll usually get squeals of glee. But it's not just fun: Feeling the beat helps wire babies' brains to hear rhythm.

Runaway bride pleads no contest to felony charge

Legislative session ends with cheers for small business aid
COLUMBIA - The South Carolina General Assembly wrapped up the 2005 session Thursday touting the year's success for small businesses.

Winder is getting on track to avoid a railway disaster
WINDER, Ga. - The 30 CSX freight trains that pass through Barrow County every day have local authorities somewhat on edge - especially when considering the cargo the railroad moves.

Ailing girl finds friend in restaurant manager
There's a good reason Hooters manager Joseph Scott is reaching out to help an 8-year-old Augusta girl with a rare blood disorder.

Initial hearing is scheduled
ATLANTA - A Fulton County Superior Court judge will hear oral arguments later this month on whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by dozens of rural school districts that are challenging the way Georgia funds its public education system.

Command changes at Army medical center

Across the region
NEW ORLEANS - Four white bouncers accused in the Bourbon Street death of a black college student visiting from Georgia were indicted on manslaughter charges by an Orleans Parish grand jury on Thursday.

Daughter's promise fulfilled with degree

Kid of the day
Avery S. Grover is today's Kid of the Day.

Phone carrier, county continue negotiations

Surprise!
Nartessia Hart, 8, screams as Tim Brewton drops a snake around her neck during a program at Thomson-McDuffie County Library.

Initial hearing is scheduled

Mother of six earns GED after learning tough lesson
The turning point for former party girl LaRhonda Hall came when a longtime friend was involved in a revenge shooting and she was criminally charged just for being there.

Military wives have their say

Center promises fast surgery

Kid of the day
Avery S. Grover is today's Kid of the Day.

Tybee records its first sea turtle nest of the season
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - Instead of the sea turtle tracks he was looking for, Rob McLellan found something even more exciting on the beach Wednesday morning: a full-grown loggerhead.

Correction
An information graphic with the school enrollment story on the front page of Thursdays editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained an incorrect enrollment estimate for 2009. The estimated enrollment for that year is 36,642.

School board foresees less expensive plan
AIKEN - Aiken County school board members, who in April rejected a $1.3 million plan to restructure the district's second-chance programs for expelled pupils, say the system can be overhauled for a fraction of that cost.

Ailing girl finds friend in restaurant manager
There's a good reason Hooters manager Joseph Scott is reaching out to help an 8-year-old Augusta girl with a rare blood disorder.

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Heading the wrong way
A bird sits on a posted sign pointing visitors to the main entrance of the Evans Government Complex.

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Heading the wrong way

Buses will still travel to same locations
No. 1: The Greene Street bus station owned by Southeastern Stages is most certainly not closing.

Election to be held to fill Walker's seat
Just after 5 p.m. Friday, Charles Walker stopped being a state senator.

Winder is getting on track to avoid a railway disaster
WINDER, Ga. - The 30 CSX freight trains that pass through Barrow County every day have local authorities somewhat on edge - especially when considering the cargo the railroad moves.

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Free to succeed

Jury's still out on Walker
A federal jury deliberated throughout the day Thursday without reaching a verdict in state Sen. Charles Walker's trial.

Runaway bride pleads no contest to felony charge
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - With her once-jilted fiance at her side, runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony charge and wept as she was sentenced to probation, community service and a fine.

Center promises fast surgery
AIKEN - A multimillion-dollar surgery center in Aiken that is set to open by October will make it easier and potentially cheaper for patients to receive elective medical care and go home on the same day, people affiliated with the project said Thursday.

Aiken County works to round up sex offenders
AIKEN - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has arrested two sex offenders it says did not register with the agency and is searching for seven others.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - State retirees would get a cost-of-living allowance this summer under a bill given approval Thursday in the final hours of the 2005 session.

Across the region
NEW ORLEANS - Four white bouncers accused in the Bourbon Street death of a black college student visiting from Georgia were indicted on manslaughter charges by an Orleans Parish grand jury on Thursday.

Harrell is elected speaker of the South Carolina House
COLUMBIA - Charleston Republican Bobby Harrell has been elected the next speaker of the South Carolina House.

Local leaders react to verdict

Runaway bride pleads no contest to felony charge
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - With her once-jilted fiance at her side, runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony charge and wept as she was sentenced to probation, community service and a fine.

Task force hopes to improve transportation for disabled

Across the area

Election to be held to fill Walker's seat

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Before you hit the lake with your Jet Ski this summer, you should be aware of Georgia and South Carolina laws regarding personal watercraft:

Kid of the Day

Military wives have their say
SAVANNAH, Ga. - At first, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, didn't seem to get it.

Across the area

Daughter's promise fulfilled with degree
Runette Barnes fulfilled a promise to her late mother Friday by earning her GED diploma through Augusta Technical College.

Jury convicts on 127 of 137 counts

Task force hopes to improve transportation for disabled
Mark Hines had no idea that a little thing like his doctor's appointment running slightly longer than expected would leave him stranded for hours.

Local leaders react to verdict
Shock rolled across Augusta political circles as those who knew former Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker learned of his conviction on fraud and conspiracy charges.

Local leaders react to verdict
Shock rolled across Augusta political circles as those who knew former Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker learned of his conviction on fraud and conspiracy charges.

Kid of the Day
Richard M. Frazier is today's Kid of the Day.

Jury convicts on 127 of 137 counts
State Sen. Charles Walker was convicted of 127 federal criminal charges Friday afternoon.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are looking into a report that someone kidnapped and threatened to kill a 13-year-old boy before he was able to escape Thursday, a police report states.

South Augusta gets water treatment plant
Augusta celebrated a $55 million milestone Friday. After a decade of planning - and four years of construction - the new N. Max Hicks Water Treatment Plant was dedicated and should go into full operation in about two weeks.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - State Corrections Commissioner James Donald has asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to find out how three death row inmates were able to plan an escape attempt at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

School board foresees less expensive plan

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Before you hit the lake with your Jet Ski this summer, you should be aware of Georgia and South Carolina laws regarding personal watercraft:

Senator Graham is satisfied with filibuster deal

Free to succeed
There were caps and black gowns, a commencement speech and the handing out of diplomas, but this was no typical graduation ceremony.

Aiken County works to round up sex offenders

Heading the wrong way
A bird sits on a posted sign pointing visitors to the main entrance of the Evans Government Complex.

Shepherd's spelling career ends

Election to be held to fill Walker's seat
Just after 5 p.m. Friday, Charles Walker stopped being a state senator.

Senator Graham is satisfied with filibuster deal
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that if Americans are dying for their country overseas, the least he could do is risk angering some people by agreeing to a Senate compromise that avoided an explosive battle over judicial nominations and filibusters.

Initial hearing is scheduled
ATLANTA - A Fulton County Superior Court judge will hear oral arguments later this month on whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by dozens of rural school districts that are challenging the way Georgia funds its public education system.

Shepherd's spelling career ends
In his fourth and final bid to become the national spelling champion, Waynesboro's 13-year-old spelling whiz, Joe Shepherd, nearly cracked the top 20 - finishing tied for 22nd of 273 spellers.

Jury convicts on 127 of 137 counts
State Sen. Charles Walker was convicted of 127 federal criminal charges Friday afternoon.

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Daughter's promise fulfilled with degree
Runette Barnes fulfilled a promise to her late mother Friday by earning her GED diploma through Augusta Technical College.

Command changes at Army medical center
Over the past three years, Brig. Gen. Eric Schoomaker presided over medical care in the southeastern United States that saw wounded soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Military wives have their say
SAVANNAH, Ga. - At first, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, didn't seem to get it.

Aiken County works to round up sex offenders
AIKEN - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has arrested two sex offenders it says did not register with the agency and is searching for seven others.

Task force hopes to improve transportation for disabled
Mark Hines had no idea that a little thing like his doctor's appointment running slightly longer than expected would leave him stranded for hours.

Harrell is elected speaker of the South Carolina House

Mother of six earns GED after learning tough lesson
The turning point for former party girl LaRhonda Hall came when a longtime friend was involved in a revenge shooting and she was criminally charged just for being there.

Across the area
An Augusta man has been convicted of charges including murder and trafficking in cocaine.

Price of gasoline jumps
As the price of a barrel of crude oil fluctuated Thursday on futures markets, Augustans saw roller-coasterlike gas prices around town.

Legislative session ends with cheers for small business aid
COLUMBIA - The South Carolina General Assembly wrapped up the 2005 session Thursday touting the year's success for small businesses.

Tybee records its first sea turtle nest of the season

Senator Graham is satisfied with filibuster deal
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that if Americans are dying for their country overseas, the least he could do is risk angering some people by agreeing to a Senate compromise that avoided an explosive battle over judicial nominations and filibusters.

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School board foresees less expensive plan
AIKEN - Aiken County school board members, who in April rejected a $1.3 million plan to restructure the district's second-chance programs for expelled pupils, say the system can be overhauled for a fraction of that cost.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - A 27-year-old man was charged with murder in the stabbing death of a woman at a Wal-Mart parking lot, police said.

Legislative session ends with cheers for small business aid

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are looking into a report that someone kidnapped and threatened to kill a 13-year-old boy before he was able to escape Thursday, a police report states.

Across South Carolina

Child molester gets 20 years
A man convicted of aggravated child molestation was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday.

Winder is getting on track to avoid a railway disaster

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - State Corrections Commissioner James Donald has asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to find out how three death row inmates were able to plan an escape attempt at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

Buses will still travel to same locations
No. 1: The Greene Street bus station owned by Southeastern Stages is most certainly not closing.

Free to succeed
There were caps and black gowns, a commencement speech and the handing out of diplomas, but this was no typical graduation ceremony.

Phone carrier, county continue negotiations
They're SunCom, and in Columbia County, they might not get it. At issue is a new 311 nonemergency phone service set to start in Columbia County on July 1.

Phone carrier, county continue negotiations
They're SunCom, and in Columbia County, they might not get it. At issue is a new 311 nonemergency phone service set to start in Columbia County on July 1.

Kid of the Day
Richard M. Frazier is today's Kid of the Day.

Harrell is elected speaker of the South Carolina House
COLUMBIA - Charleston Republican Bobby Harrell has been elected the next speaker of the South Carolina House.

Across the Southeast
RICHMOND, Va. - A Virginia law banning a type of late-term abortion is unconstitutional because it lacks an exception to protect a woman's health, a divided federal appeals court ruled Friday.

Tybee records its first sea turtle nest of the season
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - Instead of the sea turtle tracks he was looking for, Rob McLellan found something even more exciting on the beach Wednesday morning: a full-grown loggerhead.

Mother of six earns GED after learning tough lesson

Shepherd's spelling career ends
In his fourth and final bid to become the national spelling champion, Waynesboro's 13-year-old spelling whiz, Joe Shepherd, nearly cracked the top 20 - finishing tied for 22nd of 273 spellers.

Ailing girl finds friend in restaurant manager

Command changes at Army medical center
Over the past three years, Brig. Gen. Eric Schoomaker presided over medical care in the southeastern United States that saw wounded soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Center promises fast surgery
AIKEN - A multimillion-dollar surgery center in Aiken that is set to open by October will make it easier and potentially cheaper for patients to receive elective medical care and go home on the same day, people affiliated with the project said Thursday.

Buses will still travel to same locations

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - State retirees would get a cost-of-living allowance this summer under a bill given approval Thursday in the final hours of the 2005 session.

Across the area
An Augusta man has been convicted of charges including murder and trafficking in cocaine.

Across Georgia

James Dean's star still bright 50 years after his death

Sci-fi superfans mourn losses

Sci-fi superfans mourn losses
Welcome to the long, dark winter of the sci-fi superfreak's discontent.

James Dean's star still bright 50 years after his death
FAIRMOUNT, Ind.- Red lipstick kisses are sun-baked into James Dean's pink granite gravestone, testifying to the enduring allure of the man who, 50 years after his death, remains a symbol of rebellious, misunderstood youth.

Sci-fi superfans mourn losses
Welcome to the long, dark winter of the sci-fi superfreak's discontent.

James Dean's star still bright 50 years after his death
FAIRMOUNT, Ind.- Red lipstick kisses are sun-baked into James Dean's pink granite gravestone, testifying to the enduring allure of the man who, 50 years after his death, remains a symbol of rebellious, misunderstood youth.

Soldiers tell war stories through rap album
KILLEEN, Texas - As Staff Sgt. Terrance Staves dodged bullets recovering a burned-out Humvee in Baghdad's Sadr City, he heard a rocket-powered grenade zooming toward him.

Soldiers tell war stories through rap album

Soldiers tell war stories through rap album
KILLEEN, Texas - As Staff Sgt. Terrance Staves dodged bullets recovering a burned-out Humvee in Baghdad's Sadr City, he heard a rocket-powered grenade zooming toward him.

Charlie Daniels playing show for soldiers
SUMTER, S.C. — Charlie Daniels says he was too young to serve his country in World War II or Korea. So instead, the country music artist chooses to give back to America by playing free concerts for soldiers here and overseas.

Tour features rising Latin R&B stars
Although Natalie is a new face on the music scene, the singer of the hit ballad "Goin' Crazy" is no novice when it comes to life on the road.

Charlie Daniels playing show for soldiers
SUMTER, S.C. — Charlie Daniels says he was too young to serve his country in World War II or Korea. So instead, the country music artist chooses to give back to America by playing free concerts for soldiers here and overseas.

Tour features rising Latin R&B stars
Although Natalie is a new face on the music scene, the singer of the hit ballad "Goin' Crazy" is no novice when it comes to life on the road.

Stephen Malkmus goes completely solo
NEW YORK - When discussing his beloved fantasy sports teams, Stephen Malkmus might as well be talking about his music persona: "If I have a winning team, I act really cocky, and if I have a losing team, I act sort of indignant."

Tour features rising Latin R&B stars

Charlie Daniels playing show for soldiers

Stephen Malkmus goes completely solo

Stephen Malkmus goes completely solo
NEW YORK - When discussing his beloved fantasy sports teams, Stephen Malkmus might as well be talking about his music persona: "If I have a winning team, I act really cocky, and if I have a losing team, I act sort of indignant."

Rain lets drivers recuperate
DOVER, Del. - The rain that washed out practice and qualifying for the MBNA 400 provided a much-needed day of rest for the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit, especially coming off a 5-hour, 22-minute race last Sunday that included a series-record 22 caution periods.

Rain lets drivers recuperate

Rain lets drivers recuperate
DOVER, Del. - The rain that washed out practice and qualifying for the MBNA 400 provided a much-needed day of rest for the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit, especially coming off a 5-hour, 22-minute race last Sunday that included a series-record 22 caution periods.

Hendrick youngsters off to slow start
It's been a pretty disappointing year so far for Hendrick Motorsports' youngest drivers, Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch.

Hendrick youngsters off to slow start

Hendrick youngsters off to slow start
It's been a pretty disappointing year so far for Hendrick Motorsports' youngest drivers, Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch.

Heat top Pistons

Heat top Pistons
MIAMI - With their star guard watching the final 10 minutes from the locker room, the Miami Heat moved within one victory of the NBA Finals.

NBA loses giant of player, man in Mikan

Heat top Pistons
MIAMI - With their star guard watching the final 10 minutes from the locker room, the Miami Heat moved within one victory of the NBA Finals.

NBA loses giant of player, man in Mikan
PHOENIX - George Mikan, professional basketball's first dominant big man who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five championships, died at a Scottsdale rehabilitation center, family members said Thursday. He was 80.

NBA loses giant of player, man in Mikan
PHOENIX - George Mikan, professional basketball's first dominant big man who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five championships, died at a Scottsdale rehabilitation center, family members said Thursday. He was 80.

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Overtime

Comeback trail takes duo to final

Nadal beats Federer in French semis

Overtime

Overtime
In Pensacola, Fla., Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis was released Thursday morning from a Florida prison camp after completing a four-month sentence for using a cell phone to try to set up a cocaine deal.

Nadal beats Federer in French semis
PARIS - Rafael Nadal celebrated his 19th birthday with the match of his young life.

Nadal beats Federer in French semis
PARIS - Rafael Nadal celebrated his 19th birthday with the match of his young life.

Overtime
In Kannapolis, N.C., Marcus Sanders' two-out RBI triple in the eighth inning proved to be the difference in the Augusta GreenJackets' 5-4 victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators on Friday night.

Comeback trail takes duo to final
PARIS - Two comeback trails converge Saturday when Mary Pierce and Justine Henin-Hardenne meet in the French Open final.

Comeback trail takes duo to final
PARIS - Two comeback trails converge Saturday when Mary Pierce and Justine Henin-Hardenne meet in the French Open final.

Overtime
In Kannapolis, N.C., Marcus Sanders' two-out RBI triple in the eighth inning proved to be the difference in the Augusta GreenJackets' 5-4 victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators on Friday night.

Overtime
In Pensacola, Fla., Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis was released Thursday morning from a Florida prison camp after completing a four-month sentence for using a cell phone to try to set up a cocaine deal.

Jaguars like VanGorder's style
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former Georgia defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder appears to be a low key, soft-spoken type - until he steps on a football field.

Faith digest
ENDLESS FLIGHT WILL OPEN THE ANNUAL CAMP MEETING AT 4 P.M. TODAY at Fountain Campground on Georgia Highway 80 North about nine miles from the Camak/Warrenton exit on Interstate 20.

Christian comic books: The Messiah is the message
MINNETONKA, Minn. - Zap! Pow! Amen! Whether it's fanciful tales of jewel-colored angels battling demons for a man's soul or retellings of familiar stories from the Bible, Christian comic books are taking wing.

Faith digest
ENDLESS FLIGHT WILL OPEN THE ANNUAL CAMP MEETING AT 4 P.M. TODAY at Fountain Campground on Georgia Highway 80 North about nine miles from the Camak/Warrenton exit on Interstate 20.

Christian comic books: The Messiah is the message
MINNETONKA, Minn. - Zap! Pow! Amen! Whether it's fanciful tales of jewel-colored angels battling demons for a man's soul or retellings of familiar stories from the Bible, Christian comic books are taking wing.

Ordination fills man's dreams of priesthood
Chidi Osondu's journey to the Catholic priesthood started with a dream when he was 7 years old. It will end at 10 a.m. today when he and four other men enter the ornate sanctuary of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, Ga., for ordination.

Stem-cell standoff involves complex moral problems
At first glance, the nation's emotional debate over stem-cell research seems a mere rerun of the unending dispute over abortion. Both involve the questions about protecting the development of human life, after all.

Woman's book explores Song of Solomon
Woman-to-woman Bible studies benefit women but also can benefit men, Linda Lariscy says.

Mistakes keep us growing as humans in God's eyes
In another place and time, a man called to discuss coming for therapy. He had just been fired from the executive position of his company. His wife had been talking about divorce.

Stem-cell standoff involves complex moral problems
At first glance, the nation's emotional debate over stem-cell research seems a mere rerun of the unending dispute over abortion. Both involve the questions about protecting the development of human life, after all.

Mistakes keep us growing as humans in God's eyes
In another place and time, a man called to discuss coming for therapy. He had just been fired from the executive position of his company. His wife had been talking about divorce.

Leading Mormon discusses his church's unique beliefs
"Are we Christians? Of course we are! No one can honestly deny that," asserts Gordon B. Hinckley, president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Leading Mormon discusses his church's unique beliefs
"Are we Christians? Of course we are! No one can honestly deny that," asserts Gordon B. Hinckley, president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Ordination fills man's dreams of priesthood
Chidi Osondu's journey to the Catholic priesthood started with a dream when he was 7 years old. It will end at 10 a.m. today when he and four other men enter the ornate sanctuary of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, Ga., for ordination.

Christianity's hold has Africa gaining power
ENUGU, Nigeria - When the Rev. Humphrey Ani walks out onto the poured concrete floor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, he sees the future of Christianity stretched before him.

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

Religion News in Brief
FOREST CITY, N.C. - The pastor of a small Baptist congregation had a change of heart and apologized to Muslims for posting a sign in front of his church that read: "The Koran needs to be flushed."

Christianity's hold has Africa gaining power
ENUGU, Nigeria - When the Rev. Humphrey Ani walks out onto the poured concrete floor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, he sees the future of Christianity stretched before him.

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

Religion News in Brief
FOREST CITY, N.C. - The pastor of a small Baptist congregation had a change of heart and apologized to Muslims for posting a sign in front of his church that read: "The Koran needs to be flushed."

Sci-fi superfans mourn losses

Julia Louis-Dreyfus to return as sitcom mom

Viewers flock to network TV for finales
NEW YORK - The conclusion of another "American Idol" competition and the "Lost" season finale brought more than 50 million viewers to their television sets last week on the final day of the television season.

Second season of '4400' chicanery launched

Second season of '4400' chicanery launched
LOS ANGELES - Billy Campbell is back as manipulative power broker Jordan Collier in USA Network's The 4400, about a disparate group of people who returned to Earth in a ball of light after being missing for anywhere from weeks to decades.

NBC has no place to go but up. But will it?
NEW YORK - At its best, a TV network looks even greater than the sum of its programs.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus to return as sitcom mom
NEW YORK - Get out! Former "Seinfeld" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus will play the title role in a new CBS sitcom "Old Christine," which is on the network's midseason roster.

Jackman is back; so are the biggest musicals
NEW YORK - Hugh Jackman is back as host for the third year in a row, and the Broadway season's biggest musical hit, "Monty Python's Spamalot," is being challenged by three very different musicals.

Second season of '4400' chicanery launched
LOS ANGELES - Billy Campbell is back as manipulative power broker Jordan Collier in USA Network's The 4400, about a disparate group of people who returned to Earth in a ball of light after being missing for anywhere from weeks to decades.

Jackman is back; so are the biggest musicals
NEW YORK - Hugh Jackman is back as host for the third year in a row, and the Broadway season's biggest musical hit, "Monty Python's Spamalot," is being challenged by three very different musicals.

Viewers flock to network TV for finales

CNN spends too much time on 'pervert of the day'
ATLANTA - CNN should cover international news and the environment, not the "pervert of the day," network founder Ted Turner said Wednesday as the first 24-hour news network turned 25.

NBC has no place to go but up. But will it?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus to return as sitcom mom
NEW YORK - Get out! Former "Seinfeld" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus will play the title role in a new CBS sitcom "Old Christine," which is on the network's midseason roster.

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of May 23-29. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

Jackman is back; so are the biggest musicals

NBC has no place to go but up. But will it?
NEW YORK - At its best, a TV network looks even greater than the sum of its programs.

Viewers flock to network TV for finales
NEW YORK - The conclusion of another "American Idol" competition and the "Lost" season finale brought more than 50 million viewers to their television sets last week on the final day of the television season.

Spears loves life as pregnant woman

Beckham to open soccer academy in the United States

Prosecutor: Jackson sexually abused teen

Cameron Diaz sues National Enquirer, claiming libel

Warrant issued for Bobby Brown

People in the News

Georgia increases lead in NCAA golf
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Georgia's Richard Scott shot a 1-under 69 and teammate Brendon Todd added a 70 in windy conditions Thursday to help the Bulldogs increase their lead to nine strokes after the second round of the NCAA Division I tournament.

Georgia increases lead in NCAA golf

Georgia increases lead in NCAA golf
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Georgia's Richard Scott shot a 1-under 69 and teammate Brendon Todd added a 70 in windy conditions Thursday to help the Bulldogs increase their lead to nine strokes after the second round of the NCAA Division I tournament.

Sci-fi superfans mourn losses
Welcome to the long, dark winter of the sci-fi superfreak's discontent.

Sci-fi superfans mourn losses
Welcome to the long, dark winter of the sci-fi superfreak's discontent.

Gamecocks overcome Wolverines
ATLANTA - South Carolina's offense lived down to its punchless reputation Friday in the opening game of the NCAA Atlanta Regional.

South Carolina freshman recovering from wound
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina freshman pitcher Andrew Cruse suffered a puncture wound to his stomach early Wednesday morning and was taken to the hospital.

South Carolina freshman recovering from wound

Bunt gives South Carolina win at NCAA tourney

Bunt gives South Carolina win at NCAA tourney
ATLANTA - Sparked by Davy Gregg's two-strike bunt, South Carolina pushed across a run in the ninth inning without getting a ball out of the infield for a 6-5 victory over Michigan in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Friday.

Gamecocks overcome Wolverines

Bunt gives South Carolina win at NCAA tourney
ATLANTA - Sparked by Davy Gregg's two-strike bunt, South Carolina pushed across a run in the ninth inning without getting a ball out of the infield for a 6-5 victory over Michigan in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Friday.

South Carolina freshman recovering from wound
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina freshman pitcher Andrew Cruse suffered a puncture wound to his stomach early Wednesday morning and was taken to the hospital.

Gamecocks overcome Wolverines
ATLANTA - South Carolina's offense lived down to its punchless reputation Friday in the opening game of the NCAA Atlanta Regional.

Man sues to name horse after Jefferson slave

Odds and Ends

Boy, 7, suspected in beating death of sister

Odds and Ends

S.F. mayor, 49ers owners offended by training video

Man bicycles Route 66 for 66th birthday

Leading Mormon discusses his church's unique beliefs

Stem-cell standoff involves complex moral problems

Faith Calendar

Christianity's hold has Africa gaining power

Mistakes keep us growing as humans in God's eyes

Ordination fills man's dreams of priesthood

Religion News in Brief

Faith digest

Christian comic books: The Messiah is the message