Voters stuck with favorites at the Tony Awards
NEW YORK - Unlike last year when Tony voters followed their hearts and gave the politically savvy "Avenue Q" several big wins, the 2005 Tony Awards offered few surprises.

Voters stuck with favorites at the Tony Awards
NEW YORK - Unlike last year when Tony voters followed their hearts and gave the politically savvy "Avenue Q" several big wins, the 2005 Tony Awards offered few surprises.

Voters stuck with favorites at the Tony Awards

Egan awaits major stage

Cross Creek star's dream comes true
It was a day for horseshoes, firing up the grill, eating cake and having a drink or three.

Cross Creek star's dream comes true
It was a day for horseshoes, firing up the grill, eating cake and having a drink or three.

Egan awaits major stage
It's an investment yield any loan shark would be proud of.

Cross Creek star's dream comes true

Egan awaits major stage
It's an investment yield any loan shark would be proud of.

Son's newfound love of golf could cost dad big bucks

Odds and Ends
SYDNEY, Australia - There must have been something fishy about the way she walked.

Odds and Ends
TOLEDO, Ohio - She's 91 and uses a hearing aid and eyeglasses, but Katherine Woodworth wasn't about to let somebody steal her purse.

Odds and Ends
TOLEDO, Ohio - She's 91 and uses a hearing aid and eyeglasses, but Katherine Woodworth wasn't about to let somebody steal her purse.

Gunman kills teen as he lies wounded on stretcher
DETROIT - A masked man ordered paramedics to step away from a teenager who lay bleeding on a stretcher from bullet wounds, then killed him with a shotgun blast to the head, authorities said.

Professor charged with stealing students' identities
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - A community college professor has been charged with using his students' names and Social Security numbers to obtain department store credit cards.

Police officer pulls over stolen car - his own
CHARLESTON, S.C. - An off-duty police officer on a Sunday drive saw something awfully familiar - his recently stolen Volkswagen Jetta.

Odds and Ends
SYDNEY, Australia - There must have been something fishy about the way she walked.

Braves place Chipper Jones on 15-day DL
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves placed third baseman Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list Monday and still aren't sure how long their team leader will be out.

Aching Atlanta loses more than game
ATLANTA - Referring to the ominous storm clouds overhead, Atlanta Braves general manager John Schuerholz quipped before Monday's game against the Los Angeles Angels that "the sky is falling."

Ailing Jones sent to foot specialist
ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will be sent to a foot specialist in North Carolina to determine the seriousness of the injury that put him on the disabled list.

Ailing Jones sent to foot specialist
ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will be sent to a foot specialist in North Carolina to determine the seriousness of the injury that put him on the disabled list.

Braves place Chipper Jones on 15-day DL
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves placed third baseman Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list Monday and still aren't sure how long their team leader will be out.

Left foot sidelines Jones again
ATLANTA - Hindsight provided pretty clear vision Monday for Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones. But it didn't begin to heal his ailing left foot any faster.

Win helps heal Braves
ATLANTA - Amazingly, Horacio Ramirez was able to keep a reasonably straight face when talking about the two-seam fastball that, ahem, got away from him in the first inning Tuesday.

Aching Atlanta loses more than game
ATLANTA - Referring to the ominous storm clouds overhead, Atlanta Braves general manager John Schuerholz quipped before Monday's game against the Los Angeles Angels that "the sky is falling."

Ailing Jones sent to foot specialist

Braves place Chipper Jones on 15-day DL

Aching Atlanta loses more than game

Apple will switch Macs to Intel chips

Washington Mutual to acquire Providian
SAN FRANCISCO - Washington Mutual Inc., the nation's largest savings and loan, said Monday it is expanding into the credit card business by buying Providian Financial Corp., a once-troubled lender that bounced back from the brink of failure to become a prime takeover target.

Atlanta Fed boss hints interest rates to keep rising

Veteran firm to move to old mill
One of Augusta's oldest commercial real estate companies is moving into one of the city's oldest landmarks.

Washington Mutual to acquire Providian

Monsanto raises third-quarter forecast
ST. LOUIS - Monsanto Co., maker of top-selling Roundup herbicide and a supplier of crop seeds, on Tuesday lowered its third-quarter forecast for net income but raised its outlook for adjusted earnings while forecasting an increase in expenses related to two acquisitions.

Concerned raised about unfunded pension liability

Atlanta Fed boss hints interest rates to keep rising
ATLANTA - The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta suggested Tuesday he believes the door remains open to the possibility of further short-term interest rate hikes.

CitiFinancial starts lost data notification
NEW YORK - CitiFinancial, the consumer finance division of Citigroup Inc., said Monday it has begun notifying some 3.9 million U.S. customers that computer tapes containing information about their accounts - including Social Security numbers and payment histories - have been lost.

GM to cut 25,000 jobs by 2008
WILMINGTON, Del. - General Motors Corp. plans to eliminate 25,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States by 2008 and close plants as part of a strategy to revive North American business at the world's largest automaker, its chairman said on Tuesday.

Small-car market to grow to 50 percent by 2010
FRANKFURT, Germany - The head of DaimlerChrysler AG's Smart unit said Monday he expects small passenger cars will account for half of the world's vehicle market by 2010.

Comments from Fed yield mixed results
NEW YORK - Wall Street gave up a substantial early gain and staggered to a mixed finish Tuesday after a Federal Reserve official warned that interest rates might continue to climb.

Stocks climb higher despite lack of news
NEW YORK -- Wall Street eked out a modest gain Monday despite a dearth of economic news and a general lack of interest among stock traders.

Apple will switch Macs to Intel chips
SAN FRANCISCO - In a risky move that could further shrink its minuscule slice of the PC market, Apple Computer Inc. announced plans Monday to switch its Macintosh computers to the same Intel Corp. chips used in systems that run Microsoft Windows.

Comments from Fed yield mixed results

Small-car market to grow to 50 percent by 2010
FRANKFURT, Germany - The head of DaimlerChrysler AG's Smart unit said Monday he expects small passenger cars will account for half of the world's vehicle market by 2010.

Monsanto raises third-quarter forecast

Report: E-trade makes offer for Ameritrade
OMAHA, Neb. - Ameritrade shares rose close to a 52-week high after The Wall Street Journal reported the online stock brokerage had received an improved bid from rival E-Trade Financial Corp.

GM to cut 25,000 jobs by 2008

Monsanto raises third-quarter forecast
ST. LOUIS - Monsanto Co., maker of top-selling Roundup herbicide and a supplier of crop seeds, on Tuesday lowered its third-quarter forecast for net income but raised its outlook for adjusted earnings while forecasting an increase in expenses related to two acquisitions.

Apple will switch Macs to Intel chips
SAN FRANCISCO - In a risky move that could further shrink its minuscule slice of the PC market, Apple Computer Inc. announced plans Monday to switch its Macintosh computers to the same Intel Corp. chips used in systems that run Microsoft Windows.

Comments from Fed yield mixed results
NEW YORK - Wall Street gave up a substantial early gain and staggered to a mixed finish Tuesday after a Federal Reserve official warned that interest rates might continue to climb.

Report: E-trade makes offer for Ameritrade
OMAHA, Neb. - Ameritrade shares rose close to a 52-week high after The Wall Street Journal reported the online stock brokerage had received an improved bid from rival E-Trade Financial Corp.

GM to cut 25,000 jobs by 2008
WILMINGTON, Del. - General Motors Corp. plans to eliminate 25,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States by 2008 and close plants as part of a strategy to revive North American business at the world's largest automaker, its chairman said on Tuesday.

Concerned raised about unfunded pension liability
WASHINGTON - Fearing that airlines and other struggling industries could present the country with its next S&L crisis, Congress and the White House are pushing an overhaul of pension-funding rules that has been overshadowed by Social Security.

Concerned raised about unfunded pension liability
WASHINGTON - Fearing that airlines and other struggling industries could present the country with its next S&L crisis, Congress and the White House are pushing an overhaul of pension-funding rules that has been overshadowed by Social Security.

Small-car market to grow to 50 percent by 2010

Washington Mutual to acquire Providian
SAN FRANCISCO - Washington Mutual Inc., the nation's largest savings and loan, said Monday it is expanding into the credit card business by buying Providian Financial Corp., a once-troubled lender that bounced back from the brink of failure to become a prime takeover target.

Report: E-trade makes offer for Ameritrade

Atlanta Fed boss hints interest rates to keep rising
ATLANTA - The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta suggested Tuesday he believes the door remains open to the possibility of further short-term interest rate hikes.

Clemson reaches NCAA super regional

Clemson reaches NCAA super regional
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Jack Leggett has had more talented players and much deeper pitching staffs. But he's rarely had a group that battled to succeed the way his Tigers did this season.

Clemson reaches NCAA super regional
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Jack Leggett has had more talented players and much deeper pitching staffs. But he's rarely had a group that battled to succeed the way his Tigers did this season.

ESPN pulls out of coaches' poll
ESPN withdrew from the college football coaches' poll Tuesday, the second major news organization to say it didn't want to be a part of the Bowl Championship Series' weekly rankings.

ESPN pulls out of coaches' poll
ESPN withdrew from the college football coaches' poll Tuesday, the second major news organization to say it didn't want to be a part of the Bowl Championship Series' weekly rankings.

ESPN pulls out of coaches' poll

Mother-to-be makes ace at Cedar Creek

A chance to move on
It's understandable why many Augustans feel bad for Charles Walker's family, but many also feel sorry for Walker himself - a classic case of misplaced sympathy.

Amnesty's lies
Amnesty International's Web site states it is "independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion (and) does not support or oppose any government." That's Amnesty's second lie.

Why is force necessary?
If Richmond County's football teams dropped this many balls, they'd disband the teams and give up.

Why is force necessary?

Why is force necessary?
If Richmond County's football teams dropped this many balls, they'd disband the teams and give up.

Amnesty's lies

Amnesty's lies
Amnesty International's Web site states it is "independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion (and) does not support or oppose any government." That's Amnesty's second lie.

Justice for Saddam is near
It doesn't seem right somehow. Saddam Hussein is going to be tried on only 12 counts in his upcoming Baghdad trial in a few months.

A chance to move on
It's understandable why many Augustans feel bad for Charles Walker's family, but many also feel sorry for Walker himself - a classic case of misplaced sympathy.

A chance to move on

'Science Guy' becomes Bill Nye the educator
ITHACA, N.Y. - Bill Nye is many things: comedian, scientist, author, inventor, TV personality.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Nicole Kidman, star of the upcoming movie "Bewitched," is carefully not casting judgment on ex-husband Tom Cruise's relationship with Katie Holmes.

'Science Guy' becomes Bill Nye the educator
ITHACA, N.Y. - Bill Nye is many things: comedian, scientist, author, inventor, TV personality.

Actor arrested for allegedly injuring hotel employee
NEW YORK - Russell Crowe was arrested Monday morning for allegedly throwing a telephone at an employee of the Manhattan hotel where he was staying, police said.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Nicole Kidman, star of the upcoming movie "Bewitched," is carefully not casting judgment on ex-husband Tom Cruise's relationship with Katie Holmes.

Lohan says she's an 'easy target' for tabloids
LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan wishes paparazzi would keep their distance, especially after police said a photographer intentionally crashed into her car.

Tucker discusses testimony in Jackson trial
LOS ANGELES - If Chris Tucker has his way, the next "Rush Hour" movie will be filled with more Jackie Chan mishaps than ever.

Lohan says she's an 'easy target' for tabloids
LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan wishes paparazzi would keep their distance, especially after police said a photographer intentionally crashed into her car.

Tucker discusses testimony in Jackson trial
LOS ANGELES - If Chris Tucker has his way, the next "Rush Hour" movie will be filled with more Jackie Chan mishaps than ever.

This Chinese tofu salad is a sweet-and-sour crunchy
CONCORD, N.H. - Much as I love them, my salads too often get too routine.

Chicken-fried steak is unofficial dish for many Texans
BATON ROUGE, La. - Country food restaurants in small towns can be evaluated by the number of cars or trucks parked in front at lunch time. If there are fewer than four or five cars in the parking lot, drive on.

Quick and easy hot Italian sausage and tomato pasta
This recipe produces a colorful, savory main dish to serve your hungry diners for a total of 30 minutes prep and cooking time. What more can a cook in a hurry ask for? How about a reward: some sit-back and bask-in-approval time for this half-hour of kitchen magic.

Low-fat sesame-chili chicken will satisfy the palate

Fruity bars are easy to bake and make good snacking
If you're looking for a wholesome, homemade snack that has more nutritious value than many "junk" food items, you may wish to try this recipe with its blend of grain ingredients.

Fruity bars are easy to bake and make good snacking
If you're looking for a wholesome, homemade snack that has more nutritious value than many "junk" food items, you may wish to try this recipe with its blend of grain ingredients.

Low-fat sesame-chili chicken will satisfy the palate
The gingered watermelon salsa served with this spicy chicken dish is a creative way to conjure up a fresh taste of summer that will satisfy the palate and do no damage to the waistline.

Low-fat sesame-chili chicken will satisfy the palate
The gingered watermelon salsa served with this spicy chicken dish is a creative way to conjure up a fresh taste of summer that will satisfy the palate and do no damage to the waistline.

Chicken-fried steak is unofficial dish for many Texans

Quick and easy hot Italian sausage and tomato pasta
This recipe produces a colorful, savory main dish to serve your hungry diners for a total of 30 minutes prep and cooking time. What more can a cook in a hurry ask for? How about a reward: some sit-back and bask-in-approval time for this half-hour of kitchen magic.

Fruity bars are easy to bake and make good snacking

Chicken-fried steak is unofficial dish for many Texans
BATON ROUGE, La. - Country food restaurants in small towns can be evaluated by the number of cars or trucks parked in front at lunch time. If there are fewer than four or five cars in the parking lot, drive on.\r\n

Quick and easy hot Italian sausage and tomato pasta

Tech to meet with NCAA enforcement staff
ATLANTA - The NCAA infractions staff wants to meet with Georgia Tech to discuss the school's proposed penalties for using 17 athletes in four sports who were not academically eligible.

Jackets jolt Gamecocks
ATLANTA - One more. That short prayer crossed the lips of Georgia Tech pitcher Tim Gustafson with each passing inning Monday night in the championship game of the NCAA Atlanta Regional.

Tech to meet with NCAA enforcement staff
ATLANTA - The NCAA infractions staff wants to meet with Georgia Tech to discuss the school's proposed penalties for using 17 athletes in four sports who were not academically eligible.

Jackets jolt Gamecocks
ATLANTA - One more. That short prayer crossed the lips of Georgia Tech pitcher Tim Gustafson with each passing inning Monday night in the championship game of the NCAA Atlanta Regional.

Jackets jolt Gamecocks

Tech to meet with NCAA enforcement staff

All-Star game tickets still available
More than 5,000 baseball fans in Charleston, S.C., last year got to see RiverDogs closer Chad Orvella earn a save as the Southern Division beat the Northern Division, 4-2 in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

All-Star game tickets still available
More than 5,000 baseball fans in Charleston, S.C., last year got to see RiverDogs closer Chad Orvella earn a save as the Southern Division beat the Northern Division, 4-2 in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

Asheville shuts down Augusta
The Asheville Tourists and Augusta GreenJackets were first and second in the league in batting heading into Tuesday's series opener.

Open qualifiers wait after rain
ATLANTA - About half the field couldn't complete its second round of the U.S. Open sectional qualifier at East Lake Country Club in Atlanta, postponing the results until today.

Douglas leaving Georgia on a high note
Georgia golf coach Chris Haack stood behind the No. 18 green at Caves Valley Golf Club when he pulled a silver coin from his pocket.

Golf: USC Aiken ready to claim another title

Golf: Browne shoots 59
Olin Browne sought out a USGA official to ask him the proper way to withdraw from U.S. Open qualifying, figuring his 73 over the first 18 holes left him no chance. Good thing he changed his mind.

Douglas leaving Georgia on a high note
Georgia golf coach Chris Haack stood behind the No. 18 green at Caves Valley Golf Club when he pulled a silver coin from his pocket.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Golf: USC Aiken ready to claim another title
AIKEN - Randy Warrick stood beside a table holding two national championship trophies and noticed some available space.

Open qualifiers wait after rain
ATLANTA - About half the field couldn't complete its second round of the U.S. Open sectional qualifier at East Lake Country Club in Atlanta, postponing the results until today.

Golf: USC Aiken ready to claim another title
AIKEN - Randy Warrick stood beside a table holding two national championship trophies and noticed some available space.

Douglas leaving Georgia on a high note

Golf: Browne shoots 59
Olin Browne sought out a USGA official to ask him the proper way to withdraw from U.S. Open qualifying, figuring his 73 over the first 18 holes left him no chance. Good thing he changed his mind.

Open qualifiers wait after rain

Golf: Browne shoots 59

All-Star game tickets still available

That '70s salad: six-layer BLT salad
Cool entree salads are a nice change of pace on these hot days from standard dinner fare. This six-layer BLT salad packs the flavors of a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich into an entree salad.

That '70s salad: six-layer BLT salad
Cool entree salads are a nice change of pace on these hot days from standard dinner fare. This six-layer BLT salad packs the flavors of a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich into an entree salad.

That '70s salad: six-layer BLT salad

Son's newfound love of golf could cost dad big bucks
My 11-year-old has discovered golf. My shoulders slump as I sit beside his bed, under which I have just found an unopened sleeve of Titleists.

Son's newfound love of golf could cost dad big bucks
My 11-year-old has discovered golf. My shoulders slump as I sit beside his bed, under which I have just found an unopened sleeve of Titleists.

Boston Red Sox select Cross Creek's Egan
Cross Creek's Jon Egan was selected in the second round of today's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Find moral high ground on stem cells

Other road also plagued with delays
I agree with Jeff Hegarty's letter ("Incompetence plagues road project," June 6). Gregory M. Garnett, Martinez

Pot calls kettle black on partisanship
Regarding Vern J.Simon's letter "Liberals mar stem-cell debate" (June 3), he states that Lowell Greenbaum "exists in a persistent, partisan political state" and "pushes a liberal agenda that colors all of his thinking and writing."Ginger Sitler, Augusta

Why limit CSRA's spelling champ?
Congratulations to Joe Shepherd for his tremendous achievement in the National Spelling Bee! Just as in any competition where an individual or team hails from the Augusta area, all of Augusta personally feels represented and cheers for success. Shirley Coleman, Augusta

Stem cells spur spiritual issues
On stem-cell research: I understand that, in Korea, an artificial embryo would be created using genetic material from the host, with donor eggs that otherwise would not be used for reproduction. Michael J. Rhoden, North Augusta, S.C.

Pot calls kettle black on partisanship

May was great month for downtown
May was a remarkable month for downtown and Main Street Augusta.Hal Hood and Chris Naylor, Augusta

Why limit CSRA's spelling champ?

Find moral high ground on stem cells
It is true that stem-cell research is a moral issue, but which side holds the moral high ground?Janis Hutchison, North Augusta, S.C.

Other road also plagued with delays
I agree with Jeff Hegarty's letter ("Incompetence plagues road project," June 6). Gregory M. Garnett, Martinez

'Chronicle' slights D-Day - again
This is my annual letter on your failure to memorialize, even in some small way, the 61st anniversary of D-Day, and to honor those who took part in the invasion that, as many of us know, was the beginning of the end of World War II.Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

Pot calls kettle black on partisanship
Regarding Vern J.Simon's letter "Liberals mar stem-cell debate" (June 3), he states that Lowell Greenbaum "exists in a persistent, partisan political state" and "pushes a liberal agenda that colors all of his thinking and writing."Ginger Sitler, Augusta

Stem cells spur spiritual issues
On stem-cell research: I understand that, in Korea, an artificial embryo would be created using genetic material from the host, with donor eggs that otherwise would not be used for reproduction. Michael J. Rhoden, North Augusta, S.C.

Other road also plagued with delays

May was great month for downtown
May was a remarkable month for downtown and Main Street Augusta.Hal Hood and Chris Naylor, Augusta

'Chronicle' slights D-Day - again

'Chronicle' slights D-Day - again
This is my annual letter on your failure to memorialize, even in some small way, the 61st anniversary of D-Day, and to honor those who took part in the invasion that, as many of us know, was the beginning of the end of World War II.Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

Stem cells spur spiritual issues

May was great month for downtown

Why limit CSRA's spelling champ?
Congratulations to Joe Shepherd for his tremendous achievement in the National Spelling Bee! Just as in any competition where an individual or team hails from the Augusta area, all of Augusta personally feels represented and cheers for success. Shirley Coleman, Augusta

Find moral high ground on stem cells
It is true that stem-cell research is a moral issue, but which side holds the moral high ground?Janis Hutchison, North Augusta, S.C.

Seniors calendar

Summer heat can take a toll on your car

Batman comes to life in Pennsylvania farmhouse

Health and fitness calendar

Group calls for prompt greenhouse gas cuts

Living briefs

Poll: Nearly half of major minority groups favor ethnic media

Living briefs
You're going on vacation because you need rest and relaxation - but you don't want to look as though you need it. Here are tips from Vu Nguyen, a stylist at Frederic Fekkai Salon & Spa, on arriving at your destination in style:

Group calls for prompt greenhouse gas cuts
LONDON - The U.S. National Academy of Sciences joined similar groups from other nations Tuesday in a call for prompt action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, warning that delays will be costly.

Batman comes to life in Pennsylvania farmhouse
EASTON, Pa. - Outside Tommy Castillo's bedroom window is a rolling horse pasture where Appaloosa mares frolic with their young - not at all like gritty Gotham, the fictional city that Castillo sees with his mind's eye as he draws the adventures of the Caped Crusader.

Summer heat can take a toll on your car
'Tis the season of road trips and breakdowns. Millions of Americans will travel U.S. highways this summer, and as sure as some will get caught in traffic jams, many will end up on the side of the road tending to ailing vehicles. =

Poll: Nearly half of major minority groups favor ethnic media
LOS ANGELES - Nearly half the country's Hispanics, Asian Americans and other minorities prefer ethnic newspapers, television and radio to mainstream media, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Living briefs
Rachel Nichols and Peter Coyote star in The Inside. It's a new drama series about a rookie FBI agent who, despite her lack of field experience, is tapped to join the bureau's Los Angeles-based violent crimes unit, which tackles the city's most psychologically taxing and physically threatening cases.

Living briefs
You're going on vacation because you need rest and relaxation - but you don't want to look as though you need it. Here are tips from Vu Nguyen, a stylist at Frederic Fekkai Salon & Spa, on arriving at your destination in style:

Poll: Nearly half of major minority groups favor ethnic media
LOS ANGELES - Nearly half the country's Hispanics, Asian Americans and other minorities prefer ethnic newspapers, television and radio to mainstream media, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Group calls for prompt greenhouse gas cuts
LONDON - The U.S. National Academy of Sciences joined similar groups from other nations Tuesday in a call for prompt action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, warning that delays will be costly.

Summer heat can take a toll on your car
'Tis the season of road trips and breakdowns. Millions of Americans will travel U.S. highways this summer, and as sure as some will get caught in traffic jams, many will end up on the side of the road tending to ailing vehicles. =

Batman comes to life in Pennsylvania farmhouse
EASTON, Pa. - Outside Tommy Castillo's bedroom window is a rolling horse pasture where Appaloosa mares frolic with their young - not at all like gritty Gotham, the fictional city that Castillo sees with his mind's eye as he draws the adventures of the Caped Crusader.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Mayor adds name to governor race
AIKEN - Florence, S.C., Mayor Frank Willis announced his candidacy for governor Monday, joining state Sen. Tommy Moore, of Clearwater, as the only Democrats currently running for the state's top seat.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Panel threat may hurt college
AIKEN - Aiken Technical College is stuck in the middle of a political conundrum that could cost the school $500,000.

Boston Red Sox select Cross Creek's Egan
Cross Creek's Jon Egan was selected in the second round of today's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Perdue program looks to government's future

Tax break cuts might hinder conservation
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Proposed cuts in tax breaks for conservation easements endanger programs that have protected green space from Georgia's coastal islands to the hills in the west and mountains in the north, environmentalists said.

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

Trust will shield Rocky Creek
Daniel Townsend balanced himself on a mossy log in Rocky Creek, fully prepared to get wet.

Dental school to get new building
ATLANTA - The Medical College of Georgia will get a new $108 million home for its School of Dentistry, but it could take a decade or so for construction to begin.

Tax break cuts might hinder conservation

Tax break cuts might hinder conservation
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Proposed cuts in tax breaks for conservation easements endanger programs that have protected green space from Georgia's coastal islands to the hills in the west and mountains in the north, environmentalists said.

Across South Carolina

Decision on mayor will wait
After a half-dozen failed motions about how and when they will appoint an interim mayor to replace Bob Young, Augusta Commission members voted to get the job done at their June 21 meeting.

Showers bring nuisance of mosquitoes

Dental school to get new building
ATLANTA - The Medical College of Georgia will get a new $108 million home for its School of Dentistry, but it could take a decade or so for construction to begin.

Colonel hopeful of Iraq success

Worries emerge on retail facility
A new retail development bounded by River Watch Parkway and the Augusta Canal has some officials concerned about its effects on both.

Kid of the Day

$78,000 fine due in man's fatal fall
A Florida company was ordered this week to pay fines totaling $78,000 over a Dec. 12 accident that claimed the life of a Louisiana pipefitter at International Paper Co.'s Augusta plant.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -- The owners of a Camden restaurant whose buffet is blamed for one of the worst food-borne illness outbreaks in South Carolina in recent years issued a public apology Monday.

Decision on mayor will wait

News you can use
Local government meetings in the area:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Blue Cross gets insurance deal with University

Colonel hopeful of Iraq success
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A year after the 4th Brigade was activated as part of Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division, its commanding officer, Col. Edward Cardon, sees a growing weariness among Iraqis with the violence that has left hundreds wounded or dead.

Athens will not appeal ruling on family zoning

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a 38-year-old woman Tuesday, accusing her of assaulting a woman with a beer bottle during an argument over sex with the same man, records state.

Dental school to get new building

Showers bring nuisance of mosquitoes
Last week's copious rainfall will likely have yards buzzing with mosquitoes soon, health experts said.

Builders seek ban exemption

Builders seek ban exemption
A seasonal, state-imposed ban on outdoor burning in Richmond and Columbia counties has local builders and developers fuming.

Post will continue training sailors

Residents worry about hassle of road closing
A Richmond County school bus needs to be able to drop children off all along Skinner Miller Road, so when part of the roadway is closed off this fall, it could make the route quite rocky.

Builders seek ban exemption
A seasonal, state-imposed ban on outdoor burning in Richmond and Columbia counties has local builders and developers fuming.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a 38-year-old woman Tuesday, accusing her of assaulting a woman with a beer bottle during an argument over sex with the same man, records state.

Residents worry about hassle of road closing
A Richmond County school bus needs to be able to drop children off all along Skinner Miller Road, so when part of the roadway is closed off this fall, it could make the route quite rocky.

Mayor breaks tie, seeks earlier elections for seats
A move to fill the unexpired terms of Mayor Bob Young and former state Sen. Charles Walker during the Nov. 8 general election failed Tuesday when Mr. Young got a rare chance to vote and nixed the motion.

President, county spar over funding
AIKEN - Tuition at Aiken Technical College could jump by $88 per semester next year if the county doesn't fully fund the school with $1.8 million, President Susan Graham said Tuesday.

Athens will not appeal ruling on family zoning
ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County officials won't appeal a court ruling striking down part of a county ordinance limiting the number of unrelated people who can live together.

Worries emerge on retail facility

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -- The owners of a Camden restaurant whose buffet is blamed for one of the worst food-borne illness outbreaks in South Carolina in recent years issued a public apology Monday.

News you can use

News you can use
Local government meetings in the area:

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
JaeLin R. Winfield is today's Kid of the Day.

Post will continue training sailors
Regardless of whether the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Ga., is closed soon, its detachment of sailors at Fort Gordon will remain, officials and experts said.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday reversed the conviction of a man found guilty of murdering a taxi driver in 1999.

Workers face fraud charges
Two area nightclub workers were arrested and charged with using a customer's credit card to purchase personal items during a one-day shopping spree, police said.

Site keeps tabs on state drivers
ATLANTA -- The next time a state-owned car zooms by you on the highway, a way of reporting the unruly road behavior is as close as the nearest computer.

Budget won't include increase in mill rate
Weeks of compromise and public meetings concerning Columbia County's 2005-06 fiscal year budget came down to three words Tuesday night: no millage increase.

City explains need for bond referendum
NORTH AUGUSTA -- City bond attorneys have given council members the go-ahead to raise money through a bond referendum in order to speed up completion of the city's ambitious list of capital projects.

Baby's burns lead to inquiry
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Police are investigating how a 4-month-old Savannah-area boy was seriously burned last weekend.

Colonel hopeful of Iraq success
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A year after the 4th Brigade was activated as part of Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division, its commanding officer, Col. Edward Cardon, sees a growing weariness among Iraqis with the violence that has left hundreds wounded or dead.

Perdue program looks to government's future
ATLANTA - With nearly a quarter of state agency managers set to retire in the next several years, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday the creation of a $1.5 million program designed to identify and cultivate the government leaders of tomorrow.

Across the area
A 51-year-old Augusta man told police someone shot him in the back as he went outside his home to check on a noise.

Bones might be part of yellow fever cemetery
THUNDERBOLT, Ga. - A skeleton found buried under a Thunderbolt apartment complex parking lot two weeks ago might be the remains of a 19th-century yellow fever cemetery.

Panel threat may hurt college

Kid of the Day
Sebian E. Winfield is today's Kid of the Day

Trust will shield Rocky Creek

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Boston Red Sox select Cross Creek's Egan

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Blue Cross gets insurance deal with University
After eight years apart, University Hospital and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia have finally come together.

Across the area
A 51-year-old Augusta man told police someone shot him in the back as he went outside his home to check on a noise.

Summer secrets

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - A civil rights group called for protests Tuesday after failing to persuade a suburban Atlanta prosecutor to reopen the investigation of a jailed black man who died days after he was stunned repeatedly with a Taser.

Mayor adds name to governor race

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A taxi cab probably isn't the best getaway car for a bank robbery.

'05 election livens with departures
What was to be a quiet election year is shaping up to be a big one with this month's vote on two general obligation bond issues and the need for special elections for the mayor's job and former state Sen. Charles Walker's office.

Worries emerge on retail facility
A new retail development bounded by River Watch Parkway and the Augusta Canal has some officials concerned about its effects on both.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday reversed the conviction of a man found guilty of murdering a taxi driver in 1999.

Mayor breaks tie, seeks earlier elections for seats
A move to fill the unexpired terms of Mayor Bob Young and former state Sen. Charles Walker during the Nov. 8 general election failed Tuesday when Mr. Young got a rare chance to vote and nixed the motion.

Blue Cross gets insurance deal with University
After eight years apart, University Hospital and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia have finally come together.

'05 election livens with departures
What was to be a quiet election year is shaping up to be a big one with this month's vote on two general obligation bond issues and the need for special elections for the mayor's job and former state Sen. Charles Walker's office.

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Kid of the Day
JaeLin R. Winfield is today's Kid of the Day.

Athens will not appeal ruling on family zoning
ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County officials won't appeal a court ruling striking down part of a county ordinance limiting the number of unrelated people who can live together.

Showers bring nuisance of mosquitoes
Last week's copious rainfall will likely have yards buzzing with mosquitoes soon, health experts said.

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Residents worry about hassle of road closing

Post will continue training sailors
Regardless of whether the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Ga., is closed soon, its detachment of sailors at Fort Gordon will remain, officials and experts said.

Summer secrets
Jazz Canty, 10, tells her friend Brazil Carter, 12, a secret as Kyerria Mathis, 5, takes a rest on Brazil's back.

Perdue program looks to government's future
ATLANTA - With nearly a quarter of state agency managers set to retire in the next several years, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday the creation of a $1.5 million program designed to identify and cultivate the government leaders of tomorrow.

Mayor adds name to governor race
AIKEN - Florence, S.C., Mayor Frank Willis announced his candidacy for governor Monday, joining state Sen. Tommy Moore, of Clearwater, as the only Democrats currently running for the state's top seat.

Bones might be part of yellow fever cemetery
THUNDERBOLT, Ga. - A skeleton found buried under a Thunderbolt apartment complex parking lot two weeks ago might be the remains of a 19th-century yellow fever cemetery.

Trust will shield Rocky Creek
Daniel Townsend balanced himself on a mossy log in Rocky Creek, fully prepared to get wet.

Workers face fraud charges
Two area nightclub workers were arrested and charged with using a customer's credit card to purchase personal items during a one-day shopping spree, police said.

Panel threat may hurt college
AIKEN - Aiken Technical College is stuck in the middle of a political conundrum that could cost the school $500,000.

Kid of the Day
Sebian E. Winfield is today's Kid of the Day

DOT re-examines road plans
The head of the Georgia Department of Transportation said Monday his agency might reconsider plans for a raised median on part of Washington Road in Evans in favor of extending an existing center turn lane.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A taxi cab probably isn't the best getaway car for a bank robbery.

Agencies remind of water restraint
Before last week's ample rainfall, some Columbia County residents were already starting to ignore Georgia's mandatory watering restrictions, the county's water and sewer director says.

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'05 election livens with departures

Decision on mayor will wait
After a half-dozen failed motions about how and when they will appoint an interim mayor to replace Bob Young, Augusta Commission members voted to get the job done at their June 21 meeting.

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Across Georgia

Bones might be part of yellow fever cemetery

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Summer secrets
Jazz Canty, 10, tells her friend Brazil Carter, 12, a secret as Kyerria Mathis, 5, takes a rest on Brazil's back.

Workers face fraud charges

Mayor breaks tie, seeks earlier elections for seats

Pinehurst setup should mend fences
Donald Ross once wrote: "There's the golf hole. Play it any way you please."

Pinehurst setup should mend fences
Donald Ross once wrote: "There's the golf hole. Play it any way you please."

Rapper ordered to stand trial in Vibe Awards fracas
LOS ANGELES - A rapper accused of stabbing a man during a melee at last year's Vibe Awards must stand trial on an assault charge, a judge ruled Monday.

Russian wins Van Cliburn piano competition
FORT WORTH, Texas - When Alexander Kobrin was a toddler in Russia, he played happily with his toys as long as he could hear music. When the radio was turned off, he cried.

Russian wins Van Cliburn piano competition
FORT WORTH, Texas - When Alexander Kobrin was a toddler in Russia, he played happily with his toys as long as he could hear music. When the radio was turned off, he cried.

Rapper ordered to stand trial in Vibe Awards fracas

Coldplay inspires love and hate

Rapper ordered to stand trial in Vibe Awards fracas
LOS ANGELES - A rapper accused of stabbing a man during a melee at last year's Vibe Awards must stand trial on an assault charge, a judge ruled Monday.

Russian wins Van Cliburn piano competition

Coldplay inspires love and hate
NEW YORK - With some 20 million albums sold worldwide, it's clear Coldplay has its share of fans. What surprises singer Chris Martin is all the people who actively hate the band.

Coldplay inspires love and hate
NEW YORK - With some 20 million albums sold worldwide, it's clear Coldplay has its share of fans. What surprises singer Chris Martin is all the people who actively hate the band.

Spurs expect defense to dominate finals
SAN ANTONIO - Gregg Popovich has long credited Larry Brown for bringing him into the NBA and teaching him much of what he knows about basketball.

Spurs expect defense to dominate finals

Spurs expect defense to dominate finals
SAN ANTONIO - Gregg Popovich has long credited Larry Brown for bringing him into the NBA and teaching him much of what he knows about basketball.

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Nadal has no illusions about Wimbledon

Overtime
Two players with Augusta-area connections have qualified for next week's U.S. Open at Pinehurst, N.C.

Nadal has no illusions about Wimbledon
PARIS - Rafael Nadal will not soon go from kissing the French Open trophy to hoisting the one at Wimbledon.

Overtime
In Kannapolis, N.C., the Augusta GreenJackets broke a sixth-inning tie with a pair of strange runs for a 5-3 victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators.

Overtime
Two players with Augusta-area connections have qualified for next week's U.S. Open at Pinehurst, N.C.

Nadal has no illusions about Wimbledon
PARIS - Rafael Nadal will not soon go from kissing the French Open trophy to hoisting the one at Wimbledon.

Overtime
In Kannapolis, N.C., the Augusta GreenJackets broke a sixth-inning tie with a pair of strange runs for a 5-3 victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators.

AP poll: Religion key in American lives
Religious devotion sets the United States apart from some of its closest allies. Americans profess unquestioning belief in God and are far more willing to mix faith and politics than people in other countries, AP-Ipsos polling found.

AP poll: Religion key in American lives
Religious devotion sets the United States apart from some of its closest allies. Americans profess unquestioning belief in God and are far more willing to mix faith and politics than people in other countries, AP-Ipsos polling found.

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Pinehurst setup should mend fences

Prime-Time Nielsen ratings
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen Media Research for May 30-June 5. Top 20 listings include the week's ranking, with viewership for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses.

Rick Schroder added to "Strong Medicine"
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Lifetime's "Strong Medicine" was originally created to be "about women on both sides of the stethoscope," says executive producer Tammy Ader.

Rick Schroder added to "Strong Medicine"

Michelle Rodriguez joins 'Lost' castaways
NEW YORK - Michelle Rodriguez is getting "Lost" full-time. The 26-year-old actress will join the cast of the stranded-on-an-island drama when production resumes for its second season, ABC announced Monday.

Michelle Rodriguez joins 'Lost' castaways
NEW YORK - Michelle Rodriguez is getting "Lost" full-time. The 26-year-old actress will join the cast of the stranded-on-an-island drama when production resumes for its second season, ABC announced Monday.

Hilfiger's reality show 'Cut' from different cloth

Hilfiger's reality show 'Cut' from different cloth
NEW YORK - Along with putting his name on clothing, Tommy Hilfiger is now putting his name on "The Cut."

Hilfiger's reality show 'Cut' from different cloth
NEW YORK - Along with putting his name on clothing, Tommy Hilfiger is now putting his name on "The Cut."

Dancers, music has-beens light up TV ratings
NEW YORK - Who would have thought TV viewers would have been intrigued by the idea of Evander Holyfield learning to dance or A Flock of Seagulls and Loverboy singing anything?

Dancers, music has-beens light up TV ratings
NEW YORK - Who would have thought TV viewers would have been intrigued by the idea of Evander Holyfield learning to dance or A Flock of Seagulls and Loverboy singing anything?

CNN ditches Hemmer, promotes O'Brien
NEW YORK - CNN has replaced Bill Hemmer with Miles O'Brien as anchor of its morning show, reconfigured its afternoon schedule and hired two new executives to run Anderson Cooper's and Paula Zahn's shows.

Rick Schroder added to "Strong Medicine"
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Lifetime's "Strong Medicine" was originally created to be "about women on both sides of the stethoscope," says executive producer Tammy Ader.

CNN ditches Hemmer, promotes O'Brien
NEW YORK - CNN has replaced Bill Hemmer with Miles O'Brien as anchor of its morning show, reconfigured its afternoon schedule and hired two new executives to run Anderson Cooper's and Paula Zahn's shows.

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Michelle Rodriguez joins 'Lost' castaways

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Russia to launch 24-hour English-language satellite channel
MOSCOW - A 24-hour, English-language satellite news channel announced Tuesday and funded by the state has been simultaneously lauded as a much-needed antidote to the doom-and-gloom stereotypes of Russia in the western media, and slammed as Kremlin-managed propaganda tool that few will view.

CNN ditches Hemmer, promotes O'Brien

Dancers, music has-beens light up TV ratings

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Lohan says she's an 'easy target' for tabloids

'Science Guy' becomes Bill Nye the educator

Tucker discusses testimony in Jackson trial

Mother-to-be makes ace at Cedar Creek
North Augusta's Shay Thatcher recently made her first hole-in-one, which is amazing because she's only been playing golf for a year.

Mother-to-be makes ace at Cedar Creek
North Augusta's Shay Thatcher recently made her first hole-in-one, which is amazing because she's only been playing golf for a year.

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Shades of summer

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PLAY BALL: The Augusta GreenJackets take on the Asheville Tourists at 7 p.m. Enjoy all the fun of baseball at Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road. General admission is $6

Shallow lyrics sink Thomas' first solo effort

Question of the week

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PLAY BALL: The Augusta GreenJackets take on the Asheville Tourists at 7 p.m. Enjoy all the fun of baseball at Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road. General admission is $6

Question of the week
Q: Does it seem as though summer vacation has gotten shorter?

Question of the week
Q: Does it seem as though summer vacation has gotten shorter?

Tell boyfriend the truth about wandering eye
This week's problem: Recently, my best friend and I decided to take our relationship to the next level, so we have started dating. Everything is going great with our relationship, but I have met someone at work I am really starting to like. I have been spending a lot of time with the "new guy," and when I am with him it seems as though I never think about my boyfriend.

Shallow lyrics sink Thomas' first solo effort
With the release of More Than You Think You Are in 2003, Matchbox Twenty took the risk of crossing from its alternative roots to the world of mainstream pop. After gaining a new fan base, but still experiencing less-than-perfect record sales, Matchbox disbanded in 2004.

My style
THE FACTS: Jessica Tucker, 15, a rising sophomore at Glenn Hills High School

Shades of summer
Summer is the time to shop. "There's no school, so there's no homework or nothing like that," said Ashley Ray, 13, a rising eighth-grader at Sego Middle School, who had just finished roaming the stores of Augusta Mall with friends Brittney Jordan, Jasmine Jordan and Arlene McCaffrey. "Shopping gives you something to do."

Tell boyfriend the truth about wandering eye

Shades of summer
Summer is the time to shop. "There's no school, so there's no homework or nothing like that," said Ashley Ray, 13, a rising eighth-grader at Sego Middle School, who had just finished roaming the stores of Augusta Mall with friends Brittney Jordan, Jasmine Jordan and Arlene McCaffrey. "Shopping gives you something to do."

Tell boyfriend the truth about wandering eye
This week's problem: Recently, my best friend and I decided to take our relationship to the next level, so we have started dating. Everything is going great with our relationship, but I have met someone at work I am really starting to like. I have been spending a lot of time with the "new guy," and when I am with him it seems as though I never think about my boyfriend.

Shallow lyrics sink Thomas' first solo effort
With the release of More Than You Think You Are in 2003, Matchbox Twenty took the risk of crossing from its alternative roots to the world of mainstream pop. After gaining a new fan base, but still experiencing less-than-perfect record sales, Matchbox disbanded in 2004.

My style
THE FACTS: Jessica Tucker, 15, a rising sophomore at Glenn Hills High School

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Odds and Ends

AP poll: Religion key in American lives