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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

Development plans run gamut

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.

Greenspan says economy on reasonably firm ground

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.

Top Saudi says kingdom has plenty of oil

Federal pension agency could see $71 billion deficit

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.

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

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.

Natural gas bills will be changing

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.

GM shares climb after UAW meeting on health care

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.

G-8 Finance Ministers meet in London

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

Decision on wine is void in Georgia

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fighting truancy

What about us, Jimmy?

The right ruling on pot

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.

No game plan

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Tennessee tops Georgia Tech, 3-2

Yellow Jackets get no relief

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.

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

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.

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

Augusta wastes Sanchez's start

Changes snap Jackets' scoreless streak

Augusta lands three on roster

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 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.

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.

In short, bring troops home

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

Stem-cell debate has stark sides

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

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.

Charlotte can help Augusta with arena

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

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

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.

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.

Living briefs

Robots at Expo display some talents

Retro styling of Mustang makes it one very hot ride

Arab-American designers show Eastern-influenced fashions

Children try out this season's new playthings

Company built around its founder's measurements

Little Suzuki Reno has upscale style

That babyface looks great - but not for a politician

Hispanics fastest-growing minority

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Development authority executive director resigns

Across Georgia

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

Across the area

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

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

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Soldier takes a chance, gets $1 million payoff

Businesses remain split on smoking ban's effect

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.

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.

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.

Walker's lawyers ask for acquittal

Across South Carolina

Ditching mosquitoes turns into federal fight on island

ALS clinic offers care, support

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.

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.

Woman recalls service as plane spotter

Contractor screening proposed

Tourism won't be brought in on bus

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

Larke's evaluation must be certified

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Kid of the Day

Man demands rules on city-owned land

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.

Authority to seek new leader

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 officers cleared in three fatal shootings

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Belt law gets tougher for South Carolinians

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Gifted program helps pupils, teachers

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.

News you can use

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

Plan softens PeachCare rule

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

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

Kid of the Day

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.

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
Sgt. 1st Class Willie Kendrick said he had a "good feeling" Thursday morning - about 1 million of them.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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
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.

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

Three teens are charged in Huddle House robbery

Across the area

Judge denies bond for defendants

Mayor touts Augusta on trip

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.

Police think suicide try was part of escape plan

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.

Events should be inspired by films shown at Common

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.

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.

Lucas to receive life-achievement award

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
I wonder whether Riverwalk Special Events has ever considered giving us a little fun with our features.

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.

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.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

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

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.

Johnson's advantage questionable

Speed trap: Drivers go slow at Pocono

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

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.

Former Pro Bowl player could replace Bruschi

Redskins penalized for physical practices

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

Mr. Peter Sherman Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ken Holmgren    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen Roma Duvall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alex Mance Neal    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Warren B. Ridge    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Henry Philpot    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jack Malcolm Sheets    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Juanita Jordan    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Leona Low    (LAJOLLA, CA)

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

Mr. Willie Lewis Gaston    (AVERA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. James Lehman Marsh    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Jones    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Barbara Boone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Marguerite Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Michael Anthony Hill    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Lewis Gaston    (AVERA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen Roma Duvall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jack Malcolm Sheets    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Alex Mance Neal    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Roma Duvall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marguerite Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Earnest Marsh    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Lehman Marsh    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Leona Low    (LAJOLLA, CA)

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

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

Mr. Michael Anthony Hill    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Henrietta Adams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Peter Sherman Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Margie Steadman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Bone    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mr. Ronnie Tucker    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Willie Watkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Juanita Jordan    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Bone    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mrs. Marguerite Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ken Holmgren    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Dumont Connell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Helen Roma Duvall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Earnest Marsh    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Mary Jones    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Moses Haynes    (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Dumont Connell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Barbara Boone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Henrietta Adams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Watkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Philpot    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Steadman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Warren B. Ridge    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Moses Haynes    (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Dumont Connell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ken Holmgren (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Roma Duvall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry Philpot (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Watkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Juanita Jordan (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Peter Sherman Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Henrietta Adams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Ronald Merritt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Earnest Marsh (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jack Malcolm Sheets (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Leona Low (LAJOLLA, CA)

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

Mr. Moses Haynes (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Michael Anthony Hill (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Alex Mance Neal (DUBLIN, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Marguerite Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. James Lehman Marsh (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Margie Steadman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen Roma Duvall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Barbara Boone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Lewis Gaston (AVERA, Ga.)

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

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

Local schools prepare for move

Overtime

Augusta FireBall still unbeaten

Mike Tyson still selling himself

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).

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).

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.

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.

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
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

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.

People in the News

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

Pitt, Jolie careful to keep apart in Mexico City

Attenborough receives Order of Merit award

Naomi Watts celebrates IFC Center opening

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

Christian literature distributor expands to include outlet store

World-renowned atheist now sort of accepts God

Stroke's effects have woman working to sing

Faith calendar