Holder takes over at Thomson
THOMSON - Thomson High School added another legend to its coaching ranks Friday afternoon.

Holder takes over at Thomson
THOMSON - Thomson High School added another legend to its coaching ranks Friday afternoon.

Holder takes over at Thomson

Phillies top Rangers
PHILADELPHIA - Pat Burrell homered twice and drove in four runs, helping the Philadelphia Phillies complete a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 10-8 victory on Thursday night.

Summer vacation postcards arrive from all over

Odds and Ends
LAPORTE, Ind. - A huge Harry Potter fan is about to embark on a magical mission of sorts.

Branch crashes through roof and kills man in bed
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A large tree limb crashed through a roof and killed a man in his bed.

Odds and Ends
CHENANGO FORKS, N.Y. - Cousins Joanie Villecco and Ruthie MacDonald are quite a pair - a pair of aces, to be exact.

Branch crashes through roof and kills man in bed
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A large tree limb crashed through a roof and killed a man in his bed.

Odds and Ends
LAPORTE, Ind. - A huge Harry Potter fan is about to embark on a magical mission of sorts.

Odds and Ends
CHENANGO FORKS, N.Y. - Cousins Joanie Villecco and Ruthie MacDonald are quite a pair - a pair of aces, to be exact.

Rookies key for Braves

Rookies key for Braves
ATLANTA - At age 46, Julio Franco already felt like an old man when the Atlanta Braves' broke spring training camp.

Oakland's Haren does it all
ATLANTA - It was hard to tell which Dan Haren hurt the Braves more Friday night: Haren the pitcher, or Haren the batter.

Chipper Jones to skip surgery
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones doesn't need surgery on his ailing left foot, but the Atlanta Braves third baseman will have to sit out four to six weeks while the injury heals.

Rookies key for Braves
ATLANTA - At age 46, Julio Franco already felt like an old man when the Atlanta Braves' broke spring training camp.

Citigroup agrees to settlement in Enron lawsuit

Federal pension agency could see $71 billion deficit
WASHINGTON - The federal agency that insures private pensions could see its deficit balloon to $71 billion during the next decade, Congress' top budget analyst said Thursday.

Citigroup agrees to settlement in Enron lawsuit
NEW YORK - Citigroup Inc., the nation's largest financial services company, on Friday said it will pay $2 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit over its role in helping Enron Corp. orchestrate a massive accounting fraud that led to the energy trader's collapse.

GM shares climb after UAW meeting on health care
CHICAGO - Shares of General Motors Corp. rose Friday, following a meeting between the world's largest auto maker and United Auto Workers leaders in Detroit that indicated GM might get some wiggle room on cutting employee health-care costs.

Top Saudi says kingdom has plenty of oil
WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia has plenty of oil - more than the world is likely to need - along with an increasing ability to refine crude oil into gasoline and other products before selling it overseas, a top Saudi official says.

G-8 Finance Ministers meet in London
LONDON - The United States and Europe are complaining about cheap Chinese textile imports, Europe and Asia are worried about U.S. overspending, and everybody's concerned about the effect of high oil prices on the global economy - finance ministers from the world's wealthiest nations will have plenty to talk about when they meet Friday.

GM shares climb after UAW meeting on health care
CHICAGO - Shares of General Motors Corp. rose Friday, following a meeting between the world's largest auto maker and United Auto Workers leaders in Detroit that indicated GM might get some wiggle room on cutting employee health-care costs.

S.C. challenges Georgia's 'Peach State' title
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Chalmers Carr rifled through a bin of freshly picked peaches, ensuring only those with just the right color make it from his farm to the grocery store.

Natural gas bills will be changing
Georgia Public Service Commissioners on Friday replaced their earlier decision about Atlanta Gas Light's charges for natural gas customers throughout the state.

Development plans run gamut
Today, motorists might notice the site for its barren landscape. But eventually, a cleared location off North Belair Road will have everything from medical to professional to retail offerings and even parklike green space.

Citigroup agrees to settlement in Enron lawsuit
NEW YORK - Citigroup Inc., the nation's largest financial services company, on Friday said it will pay $2 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit over its role in helping Enron Corp. orchestrate a massive accounting fraud that led to the energy trader's collapse.

Decision on wine is void in Georgia
Patrick Glover was overjoyed when he heard that the Supreme Court had struck down laws prohibiting wine shipments across many state borers.

S.C. challenges Georgia's 'Peach State' title
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Chalmers Carr rifled through a bin of freshly picked peaches, ensuring only those with just the right color make it from his farm to the grocery store.

Decision on wine is void in Georgia
Patrick Glover was overjoyed when he heard that the Supreme Court had struck down laws prohibiting wine shipments across many state borers.

Natural gas bills will be changing
Georgia Public Service Commissioners on Friday replaced their earlier decision about Atlanta Gas Light's charges for natural gas customers throughout the state.

G-8 Finance Ministers meet in London
LONDON - The United States and Europe are complaining about cheap Chinese textile imports, Europe and Asia are worried about U.S. overspending, and everybody's concerned about the effect of high oil prices on the global economy - finance ministers from the world's wealthiest nations will have plenty to talk about when they meet Friday.

Top Saudi says kingdom has plenty of oil

Federal pension agency could see $71 billion deficit
WASHINGTON - The federal agency that insures private pensions could see its deficit balloon to $71 billion during the next decade, Congress' top budget analyst said Thursday.

Federal pension agency could see $71 billion deficit

Decision on wine is void in Georgia

Greenspan says economy on reasonably firm ground
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday that the economy seems to be on a "reasonably firm footing," with inflation under control.

Development plans run gamut

Top Saudi says kingdom has plenty of oil
WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia has plenty of oil - more than the world is likely to need - along with an increasing ability to refine crude oil into gasoline and other products before selling it overseas, a top Saudi official says.

Greenspan says economy on reasonably firm ground

Greenspan says economy on reasonably firm ground
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday that the economy seems to be on a "reasonably firm footing," with inflation under control.

Natural gas bills will be changing

Deadline for next-generation TVs moved up
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators on Thursday moved up the deadlines for manufacturers to make popular, mid-sized television sets capable of receiving digital signals.

GM shares climb after UAW meeting on health care

Development plans run gamut
Today, motorists might notice the site for its barren landscape. But eventually, a cleared location off North Belair Road will have everything from medical to professional to retail offerings and even parklike green space.

G-8 Finance Ministers meet in London

S.C. challenges Georgia's 'Peach State' title

Editorial cartoon
Published June 10, 2005. Click on the image for a larger version.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on June 11, 2005. Click on the cartoon for a larger image.

What about us, Jimmy?
Jimmy Carter has joined others on the left calling for the Bush administration to shut down the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and Abu Ghraib in Iraq.

Fighting truancy
President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act has its critics, but one area where it's succeeding is the focus it puts on truancy. Schools with high truancy rates are pegged as "low performing" under the federal law - a designation the schools and districts they serve assuredly don't want to have.

The right ruling on pot

The right ruling on pot
Don't believe it. Poor, sick old ladies smoking marijuana to gain relief from multiple sclerosis, glaucoma or some other painful disease aren't going to be arrested by jackbooted feds raiding their homes as a result of this week's 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that medical marijuana laws in 10 states violate federal law.

What about us, Jimmy?
Jimmy Carter has joined others on the left calling for the Bush administration to shut down the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and Abu Ghraib in Iraq.

No game plan
A recent spot check of entertainment Web sites found their lead stories to be singer Michael Jackson's molestation trial, actor Russell Crowe's assault arrest and the search for an Alabama girl missing in Aruba.

What about us, Jimmy?

No game plan
A recent spot check of entertainment Web sites found their lead stories to be singer Michael Jackson's molestation trial, actor Russell Crowe's assault arrest and the search for an Alabama girl missing in Aruba.

The right ruling on pot
Don't believe it. Poor, sick old ladies smoking marijuana to gain relief from multiple sclerosis, glaucoma or some other painful disease aren't going to be arrested by jackbooted feds raiding their homes as a result of this week's 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that medical marijuana laws in 10 states violate federal law.

No game plan

Fighting truancy

Fighting truancy
President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act has its critics, but one area where it's succeeding is the focus it puts on truancy. Schools with high truancy rates are pegged as "low performing" under the federal law - a designation the schools and districts they serve assuredly don't want to have.

People in the News
RALEIGH, N.C. - With his wife's cancer treatment complete, former Sen. John Edwards and his family plan to move back to Raleigh from Washington this week.

Dana Elcar, actor appeared on 'MacGyver,' dies at 77
VENTURA, Calif. - Dana Elcar, the round-faced, balding actor whose real-life struggle with blindness was written into his role on the TV adventure series "MacGyver," has died. He was 77.

People in the News
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Paris Hilton and her mother, Kathy, will be grand marshals for the annual gay pride parade, one of the city's biggest celebrations.

Pitt, Jolie careful to keep apart in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY - Gushing praise for one another - but ducking questions about a possible romantic relationship - "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" co-stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie briefly visited Mexico's capital for the premiere of their new film.

Mystery of Brangelina is helping 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'
NEW YORK - Forget the curse of "Gigli," the mystery of Brangelina just may fuel ticket sales for "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's steamy spy-vs.-spy, hubby-vs.-wife action flick.

Naomi Watts celebrates IFC Center opening
NEW YORK - Naomi Watts, along with Harvey Weinstein, John Sayles, Alfonso Cuaron and 400 movie-lovers, celebrated the grand opening of the Independent Film Channel's new independent cinema hub.

Pitt, Jolie careful to keep apart in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY - Gushing praise for one another - but ducking questions about a possible romantic relationship - "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" co-stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie briefly visited Mexico's capital for the premiere of their new film.

Attenborough receives Order of Merit award
LONDON - TV naturalist David Attenborough received the prestigious Order of Merit award Friday from Queen Elizabeth II.

The top five list
The top five list in entertainment.

People in the News
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Paris Hilton and her mother, Kathy, will be grand marshals for the annual gay pride parade, one of the city's biggest celebrations.

Mystery of Brangelina is helping 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'
NEW YORK - Forget the curse of "Gigli," the mystery of Brangelina just may fuel ticket sales for "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's steamy spy-vs.-spy, hubby-vs.-wife action flick.\r\n

Naomi Watts celebrates IFC Center opening
NEW YORK - Naomi Watts, along with Harvey Weinstein, John Sayles, Alfonso Cuaron and 400 movie-lovers, celebrated the grand opening of the Independent Film Channel's new independent cinema hub.

Attenborough receives Order of Merit award
LONDON - TV naturalist David Attenborough received the prestigious Order of Merit award Friday from Queen Elizabeth II.

30-year mortgage rates fall to lowest level in 14 months
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell again this week, dropping to the lowest point since the spring of 2004, according to a nationwide survey.

30-year mortgage rates fall to lowest level in 14 months
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell again this week, dropping to the lowest point since the spring of 2004, according to a nationwide survey.

30-year mortgage rates fall to lowest level in 14 months

Anglers wait on bait fish schools
Thurmond Lake anglers are trying to resolve a fishing mystery: Where are the schools of bait fish that generally show up on depth finders' screens in the 25- to- 35-foot levels of the lake this time of the year?

Fishing tournaments

Anglers wait on bait fish schools

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

Fishing tournaments
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.

Anglers wait on bait fish schools
Thurmond Lake anglers are trying to resolve a fishing mystery: Where are the schools of bait fish that generally show up on depth finders' screens in the 25- to- 35-foot levels of the lake this time of the year?

Tour, show pay homage to day lilies

Tour, show pay homage to day lilies
Day lilies come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, and are hard to kill. But that toughness comes at the price of a short shelf life for the bloom - just once a year.

How to help your bulbs
Before your spring flowering bulbs melt back into the soil until next year, take a last look at their dying leaves.

Tour, show pay homage to day lilies
Day lilies come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, and are hard to kill. But that toughness comes at the price of a short shelf life for the bloom - just once a year.

Yellow Jackets get no relief
ATLANTA - Tennessee hitters knew only two things about Georgia Tech closer Matt Wieters prior to Friday.

Jackets' pitching fits fine
ATLANTA - The meetings varied in length, from 10 minutes to half an hour.

Tennessee tops Georgia Tech, 3-2
ATLANTA - After eight innings in which two of the nation's best-hitting teams looked anemic with the bat, two swings put Tennessee halfway to a berth in the College World Series.

Tennessee tops Georgia Tech, 3-2
ATLANTA - After eight innings in which two of the nation's best-hitting teams looked anemic with the bat, two swings put Tennessee halfway to a berth in the College World Series.

Yellow Jackets get no relief
ATLANTA - Tennessee hitters knew only two things about Georgia Tech closer Matt Wieters prior to Friday.

Jackets' pitching fits fine
ATLANTA - The meetings varied in length, from 10 minutes to half an hour.

Jackets' pitching fits fine

Yellow Jackets get no relief

Tennessee tops Georgia Tech, 3-2

Augusta lands three on roster
Marcus Sanders has led minor league baseball in steals for a good chunk of this season.

Changes snap Jackets' scoreless streak
Brad Vericker wasn't in the Augusta GreenJackets' original lineup Thursday night against the Asheville Tourists.

Changes snap Jackets' scoreless streak
Brad Vericker wasn't in the Augusta GreenJackets' original lineup Thursday night against the Asheville Tourists.

Augusta wastes Sanchez's start
Jonathan Sanchez's five perfect innings against Bill Mosiello's Charleston RiverDogs in the second game of the season must have left a lasting impression.

Augusta wastes Sanchez's start
Jonathan Sanchez's five perfect innings against Bill Mosiello's Charleston RiverDogs in the second game of the season must have left a lasting impression.

Augusta lands three on roster
Marcus Sanders has led minor league baseball in steals for a good chunk of this season.

United States wins Palmer Cup
HAVEN, Wis. - Roberto Castro and Jeff Overton teamed to win an alternate-shot match and added singles victories to lead the United States to a 14-10 victory over Europe on Thursday in the Palmer Cup college matches.

United States wins Palmer Cup

Eaks' 65 ties Morgan for lead
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - R.W. Eaks overcame a shanked sand wedge on his third hole to shoot a season-best 7-under-par 65 on Friday for a share of the first-round lead with Gil Morgan in the Champions Tour's Bayer Advantage Classic.

United States wins Palmer Cup
HAVEN, Wis. - Roberto Castro and Jeff Overton teamed to win an alternate-shot match and added singles victories to lead the United States to a 14-10 victory over Europe on Thursday in the Palmer Cup college matches.

Augusta lands three on roster

Changes snap Jackets' scoreless streak

Augusta wastes Sanchez's start

Tropical Storm Arlene forms in Caribbean
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Arlene developed Thursday in the northwest Caribbean Sea, edging closer to western Cuba as the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm. Gulf Coast residents, including those in storm-battered Florida, were warned to beware.

Tropical Storm Arlene strengthens
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Arlene drenched Cuba on Friday and then, strengthening and quickening, moved north toward the U.S. Gulf Coast - a region still recovering from last year's hurricanes.

Tropical Storm Arlene strengthens
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Arlene drenched Cuba on Friday and then, strengthening and quickening, moved north toward the U.S. Gulf Coast - a region still recovering from last year's hurricanes.

Tropical Storm Arlene forms in Caribbean
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Arlene developed Thursday in the northwest Caribbean Sea, edging closer to western Cuba as the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm. Gulf Coast residents, including those in storm-battered Florida, were warned to beware.

Summer vacation postcards arrive from all over
On vacations: We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.

Summer vacation postcards arrive from all over
On vacations: We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.

Development authority executive director resigns
Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Chris Naylor has resigned.

Stem-cell debate has stark sides
Regarding the letter "Minority hijacked stem-cell issue" (June 4): Those who supported President Bush and Rep. Charlie Norwood are not a minority. Richard E. Hogue, Grovetown

In short, bring troops home
It is time to start calling for U.S. troops to be removed from Iraq and Afghanistan in particular, but also anywhere else in the world.William E. Veal, North Augusta, S.C.

Accommodate all faiths on their many holy days
Stephanie Wilson ("Honor Sabbath as intended," June 5) is absolutely right: It is abominable that we prevent Augustans from exercising their First Amendment right to worship by conducting business, pleasure and other non-Sabbath events on Sundays.Jennifer Carson, Hephzibah

In short, bring troops home
It is time to start calling for U.S. troops to be removed from Iraq and Afghanistan in particular, but also anywhere else in the world.William E. Veal, North Augusta, S.C.

Stem-cell debate has stark sides
Regarding the letter "Minority hijacked stem-cell issue" (June 4): Those who supported President Bush and Rep. Charlie Norwood are not a minority. Richard E. Hogue, Grovetown

Accommodate all faiths on their many holy days
Stephanie Wilson ("Honor Sabbath as intended," June 5) is absolutely right: It is abominable that we prevent Augustans from exercising their First Amendment right to worship by conducting business, pleasure and other non-Sabbath events on Sundays.Jennifer Carson, Hephzibah

Charlotte can help Augusta with arena
As a newly formed sports and entertainment business in the Charlotte, N.C., area, the Charlotte Bobcats - the NBA's 30th franchise - the WNBA's Charlotte Sting, and Carolina Sports Entertainment Television are delighted to be moving into the state-of-the-art New Charlotte Arena. Ed Tapscott, Charlotte, N.C.

Stem-cell debate has stark sides

Accommodate all faiths on their many holy days

In short, bring troops home

Charlotte can help Augusta with arena

Charlotte can help Augusta with arena
As a newly formed sports and entertainment business in the Charlotte, N.C., area, the Charlotte Bobcats - the NBA's 30th franchise - the WNBA's Charlotte Sting, and Carolina Sports Entertainment Television are delighted to be moving into the state-of-the-art New Charlotte Arena. Ed Tapscott, Charlotte, N.C.

Common sense can beat terrorists
I am constantly amazed at the number of Chicken Littles in this country. Recently another Chicken Little was on 60 Minutes telling us that the sky is falling. Arlie J. Smith, Harlem

Deceptions on Iraq persist
In April 2004, ABC Nightline anchorman Ted Koppel recited the names of 721 young Americans who died in Iraq.Joaquin Godoy, Aiken, S.C.

Little Suzuki Reno has upscale style

Arab-American designers show Eastern-influenced fashions

Living briefs

That babyface looks great - but not for a politician

Company built around its founder's measurements

Robots at Expo display some talents

Hispanics fastest-growing minority

Children try out this season's new playthings

Retro styling of Mustang makes it one very hot ride

Robots at Expo display some talents
NAGAKUTE, Japan - They could hit fastballs, draw portraits and be seen breathing. Not bad for robots.

Arab-American designers show Eastern-influenced fashions
NEW YORK - T-shirts with tongue-in-cheek expressions such as "Palestinian Princess" and "Got Falafel" shared the stage with revealing halter tops made of the checkered material from Palestinian headscarves at a fashion show by Arab-American designers.

Hispanics fastest-growing minority
WASHINGTON - Hispanics accounted for half the 2.9 million U.S. population growth from 2003 to 2004 and now constitute one-seventh of all people in the United States.

Little Suzuki Reno has upscale style
Forget about small cars looking plain and boring.

Children try out this season's new playthings
Video games now are as entertaining as movies, and computers have the power to sap hours from a day, but when the sun shines, children still go out.

That babyface looks great - but not for a politician
WASHINGTON - Babyface is ideal for cooing infants, or as a nickname for singer-songwriter-producer Kenny Edmonds. In politicians, though, it's often a losing look.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Little Suzuki Reno has upscale style
Forget about small cars looking plain and boring.

Company built around its founder's measurements
NEW YORK - If you've bought a pair of designer jeans in the past decade, chances are you're familiar with Paige Adams-Geller's work.

Children try out this season's new playthings
Video games now are as entertaining as movies, and computers have the power to sap hours from a day, but when the sun shines, children still go out.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Retro styling of Mustang makes it one very hot ride
DETROIT - Detroit has a new crown jewel. After just one year on the market, the much-lauded Chrysler 300 - winner of a long list of awards and the got-to-have-it hype of such celebrities as Snoop Dogg - is being outsold by a hot new domestic car. And a two-door, to boot.

Robots at Expo display some talents
NAGAKUTE, Japan - They could hit fastballs, draw portraits and be seen breathing. Not bad for robots.

Hispanics fastest-growing minority
WASHINGTON - Hispanics accounted for half the 2.9 million U.S. population growth from 2003 to 2004 and now constitute one-seventh of all people in the United States.

That babyface looks great - but not for a politician
WASHINGTON - Babyface is ideal for cooing infants, or as a nickname for singer-songwriter-producer Kenny Edmonds. In politicians, though, it's often a losing look.

Company built around its founder's measurements
NEW YORK - If you've bought a pair of designer jeans in the past decade, chances are you're familiar with Paige Adams-Geller's work.

Arab-American designers show Eastern-influenced fashions
NEW YORK - T-shirts with tongue-in-cheek expressions such as "Palestinian Princess" and "Got Falafel" shared the stage with revealing halter tops made of the checkered material from Palestinian headscarves at a fashion show by Arab-American designers.

Retro styling of Mustang makes it one very hot ride
DETROIT - Detroit has a new crown jewel. After just one year on the market, the much-lauded Chrysler 300 - winner of a long list of awards and the got-to-have-it hype of such celebrities as Snoop Dogg - is being outsold by a hot new domestic car. And a two-door, to boot.

Man demands rules on city-owned land
AIKEN - An Aiken developer who restored dilapidated homes in rundown neighborhoods on the city's north side is now asking city council members to reform their policy on selling city-owned land.

Authority to seek new leader

Ditching mosquitoes turns into federal fight on island

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The heads of Georgia's technical colleges were summoned to Atlanta on Friday and told they will be held accountable for any ethical lapses on their watch, including hiring relatives or giving preferential treatment to friends.

Larke's evaluation must be certified

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested Friday after police said he took $840 from a safe at University Hospital.

Walker's lawyers ask for acquittal
Former state Sen. Charles Walker's attorneys filed a motion Thursday asking the judge to grant a judgment of acquittal or a new trial.

Mayor touts Augusta on trip
Augusta Mayor Bob Young is leaving office in a few days, but he is attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Chicago this week.

News you can use

Three teens are charged in Huddle House robbery
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have charged three teenagers with armed robbery, officials said Friday.

ALS clinic offers care, support

Police officers cleared in three fatal shootings
Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney Danny Craig has cleared police officers in the fatal shooting of a man by Richmond County sheriff's deputies almost one year ago.

Contractor screening proposed
In an effort to keep registered sex offenders away from schoolchildren, the Richmond County Board of Education is considering a policy to require contractors and vendors to screen their employees.

Across the area

Police think suicide try was part of escape plan
Authorities say they now believe two inmates who simultaneously attempted suicide at the Columbia County Detention Center on May 27 might have done so to get to Georgia Regional Hospital in an effort to escape.

Across Georgia

Kid of the Day
Elijah R. Knight is today's Kid of the Day.

Contractor screening proposed

Businesses remain split on smoking ban's effect

Judge denies bond for defendants

Walker's lawyers ask for acquittal

Tourism won't be brought in on bus

Gifted program helps pupils, teachers
With popsicle sticks, marbles, rubber bands, plastic spoons and hot glue, 11-year-old Michael Haddow constructed a miniature device to protect his mock castle.

Across Georgia
McDONOUGH - A 14-year-old girl who was shot in the back of the head by her 15-year-old brother has died.

Across South Carolina

Soldier takes a chance, gets $1 million payoff
Sgt. 1st Class Willie Kendrick said he had a "good feeling" Thursday morning - about 1 million of them.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - After a state Department of Transportation lobbyist helped write and produce a song lampooning Gov. Mark Sanford, the agency's executive director, Elizabeth Mabry, apologized for the lyrics that refer to Mr. Sanford as an intellectually challenged donkey.

Kid of the Day
Rosalynn B. Knight is today's Kid of the Day.

Civic center will play host to graduations next year
Years of debate surrounding where to hold high school graduations was settled Thursday with one vote of the Richmond County Board of Education.

Walker's lawyers ask for acquittal
Former state Sen. Charles Walker's attorneys filed a motion Thursday asking the judge to grant a judgment of acquittal or a new trial.

Businesses remain split on smoking ban's effect
It has been six months since Columbia County kicked the habit with an indoor public smoking ban. And since January, county officials say they have yet to notice any withdrawal symptoms, at least on the enforcement side.

Correction
A profile about musician Jonothan Powell in the Applause section of Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained the wrong Web site for his band, The Wave. The Web site is www.thewavelive.com. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Plan softens PeachCare rule
ATLANTA - The families of children who depend on a state-funded health-care program will be able to regain coverage more quickly if they're late with their premium payments under a plan approved by the board that oversees the system.

Gifted program helps pupils, teachers
With popsicle sticks, marbles, rubber bands, plastic spoons and hot glue, 11-year-old Michael Haddow constructed a miniature device to protect his mock castle.

Three teens are charged in Huddle House robbery

Man demands rules on city-owned land
AIKEN - An Aiken developer who restored dilapidated homes in rundown neighborhoods on the city's north side is now asking city council members to reform their policy on selling city-owned land.

Woman recalls service as plane spotter

Development authority executive director resigns
Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Chris Naylor has resigned.

Kid of the Day

Across Georgia

Development authority executive director resigns

Mayor touts Augusta on trip

Authority to seek new leader
The Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Augusta board of directors announced Friday the resignation of Chris Naylor, who has served as executive director of the combined organization for four years.

Across South Carolina

Man demands rules on city-owned land

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Ditching mosquitoes turns into federal fight on island
LITTLE ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - When Dwayne Harris eased up on the gas in the pickup he was driving along a dirt road, the mosquitoes took advantage.

Martinez plan has changes
Flash forward 20 years to Washington Road and Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez, and you might find smoother traffic flow and more of a town feel around West Town Shopping Center.

School board lowers raises
Superintendent Charles Larke and his administrative staff will get the same raises as teachers, a reversal from the original 4 percent salary bump he suggested.

Belt law gets tougher for South Carolinians
AIKEN - Not buckling up could cost South Carolina drivers more than their lives.

ALS clinic offers care, support
Retired Army Lt. Col. Wade Dupuis remembers waking up one morning and suddenly talking thickly.

Soldier takes a chance, gets $1 million payoff
Sgt. 1st Class Willie Kendrick said he had a "good feeling" Thursday morning - about 1 million of them.

Kid of the Day

Larke's evaluation must be certified
Richmond County school board members decided Friday to require the school system's internal auditor to certify the annual performance evaluation of Superintendent Charles Larke.

Police think suicide try was part of escape plan

Tourism won't be brought in on bus
AIKEN - The city's tourist-pulling power will not come in the form of tour buses, a city official said this week, to the relief of residents living in Aiken's historic and horse districts.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Across the area
A former bail bondsman held on charges including solicitation of rape was denied bond Thursday.

Police officers cleared in three fatal shootings

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A public-private plan to help South Carolina slim down was released Thursday.

Plan softens PeachCare rule

Across the area
A former bail bondsman held on charges including solicitation of rape was denied bond Thursday.

Judge denies bond for defendants
Two defendants charged in separate cases of child molestation will remain behind bars.

Belt law gets tougher for South Carolinians

Authority to seek new leader
The Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Augusta board of directors announced Friday the resignation of Chris Naylor, who has served as executive director of the combined organization for four years.

Gifted program helps pupils, teachers

Larke's evaluation must be certified
Richmond County school board members decided Friday to require the school system's internal auditor to certify the annual performance evaluation of Superintendent Charles Larke.

Soldier takes a chance, gets $1 million payoff

Tourism won't be brought in on bus
AIKEN - The city's tourist-pulling power will not come in the form of tour buses, a city official said this week, to the relief of residents living in Aiken's historic and horse districts.

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

Woman recalls service as plane spotter
VIDALIA, Ga. - Even as a teenager, Martha Price Thompson did her part to win World War II.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A public-private plan to help South Carolina slim down was released Thursday.

Kid of the Day
Elijah R. Knight is today's Kid of the Day.

Contractor screening proposed
In an effort to keep registered sex offenders away from schoolchildren, the Richmond County Board of Education is considering a policy to require contractors and vendors to screen their employees.

Police officers cleared in three fatal shootings
Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney Danny Craig has cleared police officers in the fatal shooting of a man by Richmond County sheriff's deputies almost one year ago.

Plan softens PeachCare rule
ATLANTA - The families of children who depend on a state-funded health-care program will be able to regain coverage more quickly if they're late with their premium payments under a plan approved by the board that oversees the system.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - After a state Department of Transportation lobbyist helped write and produce a song lampooning Gov. Mark Sanford, the agency's executive director, Elizabeth Mabry, apologized for the lyrics that refer to Mr. Sanford as an intellectually challenged donkey.

Ditching mosquitoes turns into federal fight on island
LITTLE ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - When Dwayne Harris eased up on the gas in the pickup he was driving along a dirt road, the mosquitoes took advantage.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The heads of Georgia's technical colleges were summoned to Atlanta on Friday and told they will be held accountable for any ethical lapses on their watch, including hiring relatives or giving preferential treatment to friends.

Police think suicide try was part of escape plan
Authorities say they now believe two inmates who simultaneously attempted suicide at the Columbia County Detention Center on May 27 might have done so to get to Georgia Regional Hospital in an effort to escape.

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested Friday after police said he took $840 from a safe at University Hospital.

Belt law gets tougher for South Carolinians
AIKEN - Not buckling up could cost South Carolina drivers more than their lives.

News you can use
Ever wonder what's in your water? To ensure that tap water is safe, the federal Environmental Protection Agency regulates the limits on the amounts of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.

Businesses remain split on smoking ban's effect
It has been six months since Columbia County kicked the habit with an indoor public smoking ban. And since January, county officials say they have yet to notice any withdrawal symptoms, at least on the enforcement side.

Robber says he was afraid teller would die
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A Colquitt County man says he robbed a Kingsland, Ga., bank of only $556 because a teller became so scared that he feared she might die of fright.

ALS clinic offers care, support
Retired Army Lt. Col. Wade Dupuis remembers waking up one morning and suddenly talking thickly.

Three teens are charged in Huddle House robbery
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have charged three teenagers with armed robbery, officials said Friday.

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

Judge denies bond for defendants
Two defendants charged in separate cases of child molestation will remain behind bars.

Across the Southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina could again be headed down the road to installing toll booths on Interstate 95.

Woman recalls service as plane spotter
VIDALIA, Ga. - Even as a teenager, Martha Price Thompson did her part to win World War II.

Across Georgia
McDONOUGH - A 14-year-old girl who was shot in the back of the head by her 15-year-old brother has died.

Police say airline workers stole thousands
SAVANNAH, Ga. - At least two airline employees could face charges that they scammed United Airlines out of thousands of dollars.

Across the area

Sept. 20 vote to fill Walker seat
Gov. Sonny Perdue has set a Sept. 20 election date to fill the District 22 state Senate seat vacated by Charles Walker, who was removed from office last week after his conviction in federal court in Augusta on 127 felony counts.

Mayor touts Augusta on trip
Augusta Mayor Bob Young is leaving office in a few days, but he is attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Chicago this week.

Kid of the Day
Rosalynn B. Knight is today's Kid of the Day.

Lucas to receive life-achievement award
LOS ANGELES - George Lucas figures this is the ideal time to receive the American Film Institute's life-achievement award, now that he's getting out of the "Star Wars" business and embarking on a second career as an avant-garde filmmaker.

Events should be inspired by films shown at Common
I wonder whether Riverwalk Special Events has ever considered giving us a little fun with our features.

Remakes cast minorities in roles once filled by whites
NEW YORK - When Jackie Gleason was growing up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn in the 1930s, many of his neighbors resembled his family, Irish and working-class. Today, the residents remain mostly working-class, but almost all are black.

Events should be inspired by films shown at Common

Lucas to receive life-achievement award

Events should be inspired by films shown at Common
I wonder whether Riverwalk Special Events has ever considered giving us a little fun with our features.

Lucas to receive life-achievement award
LOS ANGELES - George Lucas figures this is the ideal time to receive the American Film Institute's life-achievement award, now that he's getting out of the "Star Wars" business and embarking on a second career as an avant-garde filmmaker.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Selected audio reviews: Coldplay, The White Stripes, Kelly Osbourne and Blue Highway.

Shakira looks to repeat success with Spanish CD

Shakira looks to repeat success with Spanish CD
NEW YORK - Stardom in any language is old hat for Shakira. A singer since she was a teen, the Colombia native has long been a sensation in Latin America and other Spanish-speaking countries, selling millions of records with her sultry voice, rock-tinged anthems and belly gyrations.

Shakira looks to repeat success with Spanish CD
NEW YORK - Stardom in any language is old hat for Shakira. A singer since she was a teen, the Colombia native has long been a sensation in Latin America and other Spanish-speaking countries, selling millions of records with her sultry voice, rock-tinged anthems and belly gyrations.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Selected audio reviews: Coldplay, The White Stripes, Kelly Osbourne and Blue Highway.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

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

Speed trap: Drivers go slow at Pocono

Johnson's advantage questionable
LONG POND, Pa. - Coming off a sweep of last summer's events at Pocono Raceway, Jimmie Johnson should be the favorite Sunday.

Speed trap: Drivers go slow at Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. - NASCAR's rules that limit speed have teams shifting strategies for Sunday's Pocono 500.

Johnson's advantage questionable

Johnson's advantage questionable
LONG POND, Pa. - Coming off a sweep of last summer's events at Pocono Raceway, Jimmie Johnson should be the favorite Sunday.

Speed trap: Drivers go slow at Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. - NASCAR's rules that limit speed have teams shifting strategies for Sunday's Pocono 500.

Redskins penalized for physical practices

Former Pro Bowl player could replace Bruschi

Mr. Charu Chandra Pande    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Walter Vinson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene Harvey, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret B. Jackson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine S. Golphin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roderick McClain, Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie H. Bryant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Glover Toney    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Jack Malcolm Sheets    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Gelfant    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Gelfant    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Roderick McClain, Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Delano R. Shealy    (BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Earnest Marsh    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Key    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Alex Mance Neal    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy Frazier, Sr.    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie B. Gainer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Anthony Hill    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Fred C. Carter    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Roma Duvall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dallas B. Emory, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elvira L. Kelly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie H. Bryant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie H. Bryant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Irving F. Borders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dallas B. Emory, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Anthony Hill    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Vinson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Bone    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary L. Rosier    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Henrietta Adams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alex Mance Neal    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Robert (Bob) Welk    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Juanita Jordan    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles E. Pitcher    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Ken Holmgren    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Roma Duvall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charu Chandra Pande    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary L. Rosier    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Karen Baynham    (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)

Mr. Jack M. Sheets    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert (Bob) Welk    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Vinson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Peter Sherman Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wilton I. Barton    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Bertha H. Murphy    (ANDERSON, S.C.)

Mr. Moses Haynes    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Lewis Gaston    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. William Ivey, Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. George Jackson, Jr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. George Jackson, Jr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret B. Jackson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Ken Holmgren    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret B. Jackson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy Frazier, Sr.    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Dumont Connell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian C. Johnson    (CANOOCHE, Ga.)

Mr. Willie H. Bryant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Lehman Marsh    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jack M. Sheets    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Elvira L. Kelly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Roma Duvall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Lewis Gaston    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Leona Low    (LAJOLLA, CA)

Mr. Earnest Marsh    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn P. Mims    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Charles E. Pitcher    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Malcolm Sheets    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Elvira L. Kelly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Philpot    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Jones    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Bertha H. Murphy    (ANDERSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Boone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warren B. Ridge    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Gelfant    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn Key    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Dallas B. Emory, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elvira L. Kelly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dumont Connell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Juanita Jordan    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Boone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Jones    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Wilton I. Barton    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Karen Baynham    (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)

Mrs. Henrietta Adams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Ivey, Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Watkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Moses Haynes    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Steadman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Patricia A. Grubbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille S. Sheppard    (BROOKLET, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Glover Toney    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Philpot    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie B. Gainer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn P. Mims    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Fred C. Carter    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Leona Low    (LAJOLLA, CA)

Mrs. Margie Steadman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Lehman Marsh    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie Tucker    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Warren B. Ridge    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Walter Vinson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian C. Johnson    (CANOOCHE, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Watkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret B. Jackson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Bone    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Ms. Patricia A. Grubbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Irving F. Borders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene Harvey, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine S. Golphin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Roma Duvall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Gelfant    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. M.G. Johnson, Jr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dallas B. Emory, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille S. Sheppard    (BROOKLET, Ga.)

Mr. Peter Sherman Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. M.G. Johnson, Jr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warren B. Ridge (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William Ivey, Jr. (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie H. Bryant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dumont Connell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha H. Murphy (ANDERSON, S.C.)

Mr. Charu Chandra Pande (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret B. Jackson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Karen Baynham (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)

Mrs. Leona Low (LAJOLLA, CA)

Mr. Willie H. Bryant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Watkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Earnest Marsh (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Glover Toney (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Ken Holmgren (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Vinson, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Gelfant (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Henrietta Adams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alex Mance Neal (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Irving F. Borders (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roderick McClain, Jr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. George Jackson, Jr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Jones (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucille S. Sheppard (BROOKLET, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Vinson, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene Harvey, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dallas B. Emory, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Patricia A. Grubbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wilton I. Barton (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Roma Duvall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Key (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Michael Anthony Hill (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Elvira L. Kelly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred C. Carter (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Roma Duvall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert (Bob) Welk (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Boone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Philpot (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Bone (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Gelfant (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Peter Sherman Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn P. Mims (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret B. Jackson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Moses Haynes (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Lewis Gaston (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elvira L. Kelly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy Frazier, Sr. (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine S. Golphin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. Rosier (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. James Lehman Marsh (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Steadman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles E. Pitcher (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie B. Gainer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Juanita Jordan (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian C. Johnson (CANOOCHE, Ga.)

Mr. M.G. Johnson, Jr. (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack M. Sheets (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Malcolm Sheets (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Dallas B. Emory, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Augusta FireBall still unbeaten

Local schools prepare for move

Mike Tyson still selling himself

Overtime

Augusta FireBall still unbeaten
The Augusta FireBall United lost one zero next to its name in the standings of the USL Player Development League.

Local schools prepare for move
The Augusta area would go from nine regions to seven if the latest Georgia High School Association realignment takes effect for the 2006-2007 school year, and plenty of new storylines would be added to the area sports landscape.

Mike Tyson still selling himself
WASHINGTON - Mike Tyson came to the nation's capital promising a train wreck. His fans - and creditors - can only hope Tyson is not strewn across the tracks when it occurs.

Local schools prepare for move
The Augusta area would go from nine regions to seven if the latest Georgia High School Association realignment takes effect for the 2006-2007 school year, and plenty of new storylines would be added to the area sports landscape.

Overtime
The Atlanta Falcons confirmed Friday that vice president of player personnel Ron Hill was fired this week.

Augusta FireBall still unbeaten
The Augusta FireBall United lost one zero next to its name in the standings of the USL Player Development League.

Mike Tyson still selling himself
WASHINGTON - Mike Tyson came to the nation's capital promising a train wreck. His fans - and creditors - can only hope Tyson is not strewn across the tracks when it occurs.

Overtime
In Mont Ventoux, France, Lance Armstrong finished fourth on one of cycling's revered climbs Thursday, beaten in a stage of the Dauphine Libere by a key rival as he prepares for July's bid for a seventh straight Tour de France title.

Overtime
The Atlanta Falcons confirmed Friday that vice president of player personnel Ron Hill was fired this week.

Former Pro Bowl player could replace Bruschi
FOXBORO, Mass. - Chad Brown may have found a shortcut to learning the New England Patriots' complex defense - pick the brain of the man he could replace.

Former Pro Bowl player could replace Bruschi
FOXBORO, Mass. - Chad Brown may have found a shortcut to learning the New England Patriots' complex defense - pick the brain of the man he could replace.

Redskins penalized for physical practices
ASHBURN, Va. - The NFL has docked the Washington Redskins three days of offseason practices for conducting workouts that were too physical.

Redskins penalized for physical practices
ASHBURN, Va. - The NFL has docked the Washington Redskins three days of offseason practices for conducting workouts that were too physical.

Christian literature distributor expands to include outlet store
On their way to the Christian Booksellers International Convention in Denver in July, several general secretaries from foreign Bible societies will stop off in Waynesboro, Ga., to shop.

World-renowned atheist now sort of accepts God
The Bible never presents arguments for God's existence and simply assumes it from the very first words ("In the beginning God created...). Scripture's attitude is, "The fool says in his heart, 'there is no God'" (Psalm 14:1).

World-renowned atheist now sort of accepts God
The Bible never presents arguments for God's existence and simply assumes it from the very first words ("In the beginning God created...). Scripture's attitude is, "The fool says in his heart, 'there is no God'" (Psalm 14:1).

Pope: abstinence is only 'fail-safe' way to fight AIDS
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI urged African bishops Friday to keep up their fight against AIDS, reiterating church teaching that abstinence is the only "fail-safe" way to prevent the spread of the virus.

Stroke's effects have woman working to sing
Thomas Brazell was working construction when he and Ramona Proveaux decided to get married. He was 21 and she was 16. That was 43 years ago.

Stroke's effects have woman working to sing
Thomas Brazell was working construction when he and Ramona Proveaux decided to get married. He was 21 and she was 16. That was 43 years ago.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@ augustachronicle.com.

Christian literature distributor expands to include outlet store
On their way to the Christian Booksellers International Convention in Denver in July, several general secretaries from foreign Bible societies will stop off in Waynesboro, Ga., to shop.

Faith digest
Gaye Ortiz, a communications professor at Augusta State University who writes about film and theology, will lead a discussion on a Japanese film wandafuru raifu/After Life at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@ augustachronicle.com.

Fox News Channel hires CBS News host Gretchen Carlson

Fox News Channel hires CBS News host Gretchen Carlson
NEW YORK - Gretchen Carlson, co-host of the "Saturday Early Show" on CBS News, has jumped to Fox News Channel.

Fox News Channel hires CBS News host Gretchen Carlson
NEW YORK - Gretchen Carlson, co-host of the "Saturday Early Show" on CBS News, has jumped to Fox News Channel.

Pitt, Jolie careful to keep apart in Mexico City

Mystery of Brangelina is helping 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'

Naomi Watts celebrates IFC Center opening

Attenborough receives Order of Merit award

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Odds and Ends

Branch crashes through roof and kills man in bed

Odds and Ends

Tropical Storm Arlene strengthens

Tropical Storm Arlene forms in Caribbean

Faith calendar

World-renowned atheist now sort of accepts God

Christian literature distributor expands to include outlet store

Stroke's effects have woman working to sing

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