Best sellers
List of best sellers from Publishers Weekly.

Nicole Krauss pens anticipated 'History of Love'
NEW YORK - Nicole Krauss sits at a shaded table at the 2nd Street Cafe in Brooklyn. The location is part of her tree-lined comfort zone, just up the road from the brownstone she shares with her husband, author Jonathan Safran Foer.

Best sellers
List of best sellers from Publishers Weekly.

Best sellers

New first novels
Among new books by first-time novelists:

Cold cases heat things up in 'The Closers'

Authors go West for their latest books

Hero in Koontz's 'Velocity' faces some tough decisions

Hero in Koontz's 'Velocity' faces some tough decisions
Billy Wiles leads a quiet, ordinary life, working as a bartender in the local tavern. His philosophy: Stay low, stay quiet, keep it simple, don't expect much, enjoy what you have.

Hero in Koontz's 'Velocity' faces some tough decisions
Billy Wiles leads a quiet, ordinary life, working as a bartender in the local tavern. His philosophy: Stay low, stay quiet, keep it simple, don't expect much, enjoy what you have.

Cold cases heat things up in 'The Closers'
In "The Closers," Michael Connelly's 11th in the series, Harry Bosch finally finds his calling: as a detective in the Los Angeles Police Department's new Open-Unsolved Unit. The voices that draw him to it belong to "the chorus of forgotten victims."

Cold cases heat things up in 'The Closers'
In "The Closers," Michael Connelly's 11th in the series, Harry Bosch finally finds his calling: as a detective in the Los Angeles Police Department's new Open-Unsolved Unit. The voices that draw him to it belong to "the chorus of forgotten victims."

Authors go West for their latest books
When it came to choosing a topic for their new books, three popular authors seemed to agree - the West is best.

New first novels
Among new books by first-time novelists:

New first novels

Authors go West for their latest books
When it came to choosing a topic for their new books, three popular authors seemed to agree - the West is best.

Nicole Krauss pens anticipated 'History of Love'
NEW YORK - Nicole Krauss sits at a shaded table at the 2nd Street Cafe in Brooklyn. The location is part of her tree-lined comfort zone, just up the road from the brownstone she shares with her husband, author Jonathan Safran Foer.

Nicole Krauss pens anticipated 'History of Love'

Holder takes over at Thomson

Baseball notebook

Baseball notebook
SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds worked out before the Giants' game Saturday, doing more resistance and agility drills in the outfield before San Francisco faced the Cleveland Indians.

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

Baseball notebook
SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds worked out before the Giants' game Saturday, doing more resistance and agility drills in the outfield before San Francisco faced the Cleveland Indians.

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

White House correspondent could have used a haircut

Alexander Marion Guill

Andrew Jacob Martin
Anthony and Kristin Martin of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Andrew Jacob, born April 30, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Amelia Grace Bernard

Lukas Mitchell Tiroff
Dale and Tammy Tiroff of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lukas Mitchell, born May 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ian John Enkey
Heather Lafever and Jeffrey Enkey are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ian John, born May 27, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Laney Bell Heaton
David and Rebecca Heaton of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Laney Bell, born May 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nicole and Madison Lindsey

Parker Louis Jones
Bernard and Jennifer Jones of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Parker Louis, born May 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 8:22 a.m., weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Callie Whitney McKenzie
Vernon and Amanda McKenzie of Springfield are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Callie Whitney, born May 24, 2005 at St. Joseph/Candler Hospital in Savannah.

Adam Matthew Doick
Tai and Lisa Doick of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Adam Matthew, born March 15, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 11:33 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 1/4 inches long.

Jackson Lawrence Gilmer
Vincent and Kristan Gilmer of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson Lawrence, born May 29, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 9:09 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and 21 inches long.

Austin Edward James
Larry and Carolyn Weeks of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Austin Edward James, born March 24, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Zion N'Kai Collier
Shelitha Banks and LeCadrick Collier are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Zion N'Kai, born May 25, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Latrell Lil'Oddy Rainey
Santanna Jones and Ogden Rainey are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Latrell Lil'Oddy, born on May 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jason Lee Aldridge

Callie Whitney McKenzie
Vernon and Amanda McKenzie of Springfield are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Callie Whitney, born May 24, 2005 at St. Joseph/Candler Hospital in Savannah.

Jackson Lawrence Gilmer

Richard Alan Patterson
Richard and Robin Patterson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Richard Alan, born May 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Austin Edward James
Larry and Carolyn Weeks of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Austin Edward James, born March 24, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Tyrell Joshua Lino
Terry and Geryl Lino of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tyrell Joshua, born May 23, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Amelia Grace Bernard
Troy and Carrie Bernard of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia Grace, born May 23, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Jackson Lawrence Gilmer
Vincent and Kristan Gilmer of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson Lawrence, born May 29, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 9:09 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and 21 inches long.

Lukas Mitchell Tiroff
Dale and Tammy Tiroff of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lukas Mitchell, born May 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nicole and Madison Lindsey
Donald and Pamela Lindsey of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Nicole Judith and Madison Grace, born April 1, 2005 at Doctors Hospital.

Karter Luke Wheat
Travis and Kymberley Wheat of Graniteville are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Karter Luke, born May 27, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

DaShaun Demetreus Hines
Angela Crawford and Shandell Hines are pleased to announce the birth of their son, DaShaun Demetreus, born May 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Richard Alan Patterson

Karter Luke Wheat
Travis and Kymberley Wheat of Graniteville are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Karter Luke, born May 27, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Adam Matthew Doick

Rick Jayson Scarboro
Karen Brooks and Rick Scarboro are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Rick Jayson, born May 27, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Zion N'Kai Collier

Ian John Enkey
Heather Lafever and Jeffrey Enkey are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ian John, born May 27, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ellissia Dannielle Wilson

Ellissia Dannielle Wilson
Michael and Christy Wilson of Beech Island are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ellissia Dannielle, born May 22, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

DaShaun Demetreus Hines

Jason Lee Aldridge
James and Tracy Aldridge of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jason Lee, born May 18, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Austin Edward James

Parker Louis Jones
Bernard and Jennifer Jones of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Parker Louis, born May 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 8:22 a.m., weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Karter Luke Wheat

Adam Matthew Doick
Tai and Lisa Doick of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Adam Matthew, born March 15, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 11:33 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 1/4 inches long.

Nicole and Madison Lindsey
Donald and Pamela Lindsey of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Nicole Judith and Madison Grace, born April 1, 2005 at Doctors Hospital.

Rick Jayson Scarboro

Richard Alan Patterson
Richard and Robin Patterson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Richard Alan, born May 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Callie Whitney McKenzie

Kirstyn Lyn Johnson
Melvin and Erika Johnson of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughters, Kirstyn Lyn, born April 30, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Kirstyn Lyn Johnson

Reagan McCahan Downes
Michael and Kimberly Downes of Evans are pleased to announced the birth of their daughter, Reagan McCahan, born on May 27, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Laney Bell Heaton

Tyrell Joshua Lino
Terry and Geryl Lino of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tyrell Joshua, born May 23, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Ellissia Dannielle Wilson
Michael and Christy Wilson of Beech Island are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ellissia Dannielle, born May 22, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

DaShaun Demetreus Hines
Angela Crawford and Shandell Hines are pleased to announce the birth of their son, DaShaun Demetreus, born May 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Jason Lee Aldridge
James and Tracy Aldridge of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jason Lee, born May 18, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Rick Jayson Scarboro
Karen Brooks and Rick Scarboro are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Rick Jayson, born May 27, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Zion N'Kai Collier
Shelitha Banks and LeCadrick Collier are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Zion N'Kai, born May 25, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Latrell Lil'Oddy Rainey
Santanna Jones and Ogden Rainey are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Latrell Lil'Oddy, born on May 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Laney Bell Heaton
David and Rebecca Heaton of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Laney Bell, born May 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ian John Enkey

Alexander Marion Guill
Cameron and Laura Guill of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alexander Marion, born May 24, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Parker Louis Jones

Amelia Grace Bernard
Troy and Carrie Bernard of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia Grace, born May 23, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Reagan McCahan Downes

Latrell Lil'Oddy Rainey

Alexander Marion Guill
Cameron and Laura Guill of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alexander Marion, born May 24, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Kirstyn Lyn Johnson
Melvin and Erika Johnson of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughters, Kirstyn Lyn, born April 30, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Lukas Mitchell Tiroff

Tyrell Joshua Lino

Reagan McCahan Downes
Michael and Kimberly Downes of Evans are pleased to announced the birth of their daughter, Reagan McCahan, born on May 27, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

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

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.

Smoltz goes the distance

McCann catching on quick
ATLANTA - Despite having played just one major-league game before Braves batting practice Saturday, Brian McCann was already being asked for autographs on baseballs and hats tossed to him by fans in the stands.

Smoltz goes the distance
ATLANTA - For all the young Braves having banner days Saturday, the biggest game of all belonged to one of the oldest guys on the field.

Smoltz goes the distance
ATLANTA - For all the young Braves having banner days Saturday, the biggest game of all belonged to one of the oldest guys on the field.

Business licenses

Study says strategy is vital to downtown development

Risky interest-only loans benefit younger buyers
SAN FRANCISCO - Once a frustrated renter, Chris Economou is now a happy homeowner, enjoying a splendid view of San Francisco and an $80,000 increase in his property's value since he bought the one-bedroom condominium for $435,000 a year ago.

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.

Business calendar

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.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Writing A Business Plan, workshop by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1054 Claussen Road, $40; call 737-1790 for information.

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.

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.

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.

Paper checks likely to become niche market

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.

Downtown's 12 step plan

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.

Business licenses
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County for March:

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.

City's identity can boost economy
When it comes to creating a city's identity, Wal-Marts, Targets and row upon row of chain restaurants aren't going to cut it - because every other city in the country has the same thing.

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.

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.

Paper checks likely to become niche market
Q: Writing checks seems like a hassle. How long is it likely before this practice disappears entirely?

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.

On the move
- Lillian Smith has joined the sales team at WFXG-TV (Channel 54). Ms. Smith has previous experience in the marketing industry.

Citigroup agrees to settlement in Enron lawsuit

Business licenses
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County for March:

G-8 Finance Ministers meet in London

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for May 23-June 2. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

GM shares climb after UAW meeting on health care

Downtown's 12 step plan
The Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan think tank, recently released a study titled "Turning Around Downtown: Twelve Steps to Revitalization." Although downtowns differ, the study aims to address a dozen lessons that can be applied almost anywhere. The Chronicle spoke with local leaders and downtown stakeholders to find out how Augusta stacks up.

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

City's identity can boost economy

Decision on wine is void in Georgia

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.

City's identity can boost economy
When it comes to creating a city's identity, Wal-Marts, Targets and row upon row of chain restaurants aren't going to cut it - because every other city in the country has the same thing.

Property transfers

Natural gas bills will be changing

Risky interest-only loans benefit younger buyers

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for May 23-June 2. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Paper checks likely to become niche market
Q: Writing checks seems like a hassle. How long is it likely before this practice disappears entirely?

On the move
- Lillian Smith has joined the sales team at WFXG-TV (Channel 54). Ms. Smith has previous experience in the marketing industry.

Risky interest-only loans benefit younger buyers
SAN FRANCISCO - Once a frustrated renter, Chris Economou is now a happy homeowner, enjoying a splendid view of San Francisco and an $80,000 increase in his property's value since he bought the one-bedroom condominium for $435,000 a year ago.

Downtown's 12 step plan
The Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan think tank, recently released a study titled "Turning Around Downtown: Twelve Steps to Revitalization." Although downtowns differ, the study aims to address a dozen lessons that can be applied almost anywhere. The Chronicle spoke with local leaders and downtown stakeholders to find out how Augusta stacks up.

Study says strategy is vital to downtown development
If Augusta's downtown were to get a grade based on a recent Brookings Institution study, it would probably fail.

Study says strategy is vital to downtown development
If Augusta's downtown were to get a grade based on a recent Brookings Institution study, it would probably fail.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Writing A Business Plan, workshop by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1054 Claussen Road, $40; call 737-1790 for information.

On the move

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

Interpretation makes all the difference with law

Interpretation makes all the difference with law
Augusta Commissioner Willie Mays' challenge to City Attorney Stephen Shepard, on his decision to allow commissioners to go into a closed-door session to discuss a process for selecting an interim mayor last week, was a classic.

Interpretation makes all the difference with law
Augusta Commissioner Willie Mays' challenge to City Attorney Stephen Shepard, on his decision to allow commissioners to go into a closed-door session to discuss a process for selecting an interim mayor last week, was a classic.

Tigers nip Bears
WACO, Texas - Stan Widmann hit a two-run single in the seventh to help Clemson beat Baylor 4-2 in the opening game of the NCAA Super Regional on Saturday.

Tigers nip Bears
WACO, Texas - Stan Widmann hit a two-run single in the seventh to help Clemson beat Baylor 4-2 in the opening game of the NCAA Super Regional on Saturday.

Tigers nip Bears

Quotes of the week
"I saw the word 'million' and sat there and trembled. I started shaking and shook my head."

Someone to be proud of
They won't be putting up "Augusta: Home of Mike Carlson" signs anytime soon. But the bright young prosecutor sure has been a better ambassador for the area than some of its other public officials lately.

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.

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

Quotes of the week

Willis for fire chief
The Augusta Commission seems to know who it would like to hire as fire chief. It would be the interim chief, Howard Willis, who's also serving as director of the city's emergency management agency. We agree, if the commission wants Willis as permanent fire chief, then go for it.

A renewed vigilance
The Richmond County School Board accomplished two good things with its unanimous vote Thursday to give the school system's administrative staff the same 2-percent raise that teachers will receive - basically rejecting Superintendent Charles Larke's earlier recommendation to give the brass, including himself, a 4-percent raise.

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.

What about us, Jimmy?

Quotes of the week
"I saw the word 'million' and sat there and trembled. I started shaking and shook my head."

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

More 401(k) savers are having money managed for them
NEW YORK - Mike Brooks admits he didn't pay a lot of attention to his 401(k) retirement account.

More 401(k) savers are having money managed for them

More 401(k) savers are having money managed for them
NEW YORK - Mike Brooks admits he didn't pay a lot of attention to his 401(k) retirement account.

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.

Jackets not so 'super'
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech will wander for another year in search of college baseball's promised land.

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.

Yellow Jackets get no relief

Tennessee tops Georgia Tech, 3-2

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.

Minor league notebook
With an ankle brace and shin guard in tow, Bradley Key left Sarasota, Fla., on Monday to start a more than 1,000-mile trip to Dayton, Ohio.

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

Minor league notebook
With an ankle brace and shin guard in tow, Bradley Key left Sarasota, Fla., on Monday to start a more than 1,000-mile trip to Dayton, Ohio.

Augusta pitchers toss one-hit victory
Four Augusta GreenJackets pitchers combined for a one-hiter in a 4-1 win over the league-leading Charleston RiverDogs.

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

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 pitchers toss one-hit victory
Four Augusta GreenJackets pitchers combined for a one-hiter in a 4-1 win over the league-leading Charleston RiverDogs.

Does the Open go too far?

Does the Open go too far?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The U.S. Open tests competitors physically and mentally, and it's a close call as to whether body or mind is pushed more to the limit.

Pinehurst memories are plentiful
The 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 will be haunted.

Annika hits cruise control
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. - Annika Sorenstam showed a vulnerable side to her game Saturday as Laura Davies chipped away at an eight-shot deficit until they were separated by just three shots at the LPGA Championship.

Seasoned Kite flies high

Pinehurst memories are plentiful
The 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 will be haunted.

Pinehurst memories are plentiful

U.S. Open Tee Times
Thursday: first hole; Friday: 10th hole

U.S. Open Tee Times
Thursday: first hole; Friday: 10th hole

Does the Open go too far?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The U.S. Open tests competitors physically and mentally, and it's a close call as to whether body or mind is pushed more to the limit.

Short game in focus at Pinehurst No. 2
PINEHURST, N.C. - Few players can butcher a hole quite like John Daly. But his performance in the final round of the 1999 U.S. Open was spectacular, even by his standards.

Short game in focus at Pinehurst No. 2
PINEHURST, N.C. - Few players can butcher a hole quite like John Daly. But his performance in the final round of the 1999 U.S. Open was spectacular, even by his standards.

Short game in focus at Pinehurst No. 2

Annika hits cruise control
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. - Annika Sorenstam showed a vulnerable side to her game Saturday as Laura Davies chipped away at an eight-shot deficit until they were separated by just three shots at the LPGA Championship.

U.S. Open Tee Times

Seasoned Kite flies high
BETHESDA, Md. - Tom Kite sank a 15-foot birdie at the 18th hole, bent his knees, punched the air with a fist and waved to the crowd.

LPGA notebook
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. - Michelle Wie stood next to her 300-yard drive in the middle of the eighth fairway, hands on hips.

Annika hits cruise control

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.

Seasoned Kite flies high
BETHESDA, Md. - Tom Kite sank a 15-foot birdie at the 18th hole, bent his knees, punched the air with a fist and waved to the crowd.

Augusta lands three on roster

Augusta wastes Sanchez's start

Minor league notebook

Augusta pitchers toss one-hit victory

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.

White House correspondent could have used a haircut
Nelson Danish called the other day to remind me that this weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Barbecue Baron Larry Sconyers' famous 1980 White House visit, in which the man who would become consolidated Augusta's first mayor fed President Carter, a whole bunch of congressmen and the news media on the south lawn of our nation's Executive Mansion.

White House correspondent could have used a haircut
Nelson Danish called the other day to remind me that this weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Barbecue Baron Larry Sconyers' famous 1980 White House visit, in which the man who would become consolidated Augusta's first mayor fed President Carter, a whole bunch of congressmen and the news media on the south lawn of our nation's Executive Mansion.

Bowyer wins rain-delayed Busch Series race
GLADEVILLE, Tenn. - Clint Bowyer raced to his first NASCAR Busch Series victory Sunday, beating Kenny Wallace by 2.386 seconds in the rain-delayed Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway.

Edwards wins at Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. - Carl Edwards raced to his second Nextel Cup victory of the year Sunday, easily adjusting to a new gearing rule and avoiding the tire woes that plagued other drivers Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

Sorenstam halfway home to a slam
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. - Annika Sorenstam is making the Grand Slam look like a slam dunk.

Charlotte can help Augusta with arena

See Flag Day for what it is

See Flag Day for what it is
I would like to encourage all patriots to display the flag of their choice on Flag Day, June 14. Tom Stafford, Grovetown

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

Augusta must vote for bonds

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.

Old columnists are missed
Memory is one of the most precious abilities endowed to men and women. It is said that old people hate change, and in a way that's right. But on the other hand, new things are interesting, and often I think we enjoy them more than the young. One thing we look forward to is our daily newspaper. Doris A. Jones, Augusta

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

Augusta must vote for bonds
I am writing this letter with the hope that it will encourage fellow Augustans to help save Augusta by voting affirmatively for the general obligation bonds June 21. Ellis Johnson, Augusta

Stem-cell debate has stark sides

Old columnists are missed

Old columnists are missed
Memory is one of the most precious abilities endowed to men and women. It is said that old people hate change, and in a way that's right. But on the other hand, new things are interesting, and often I think we enjoy them more than the young. One thing we look forward to is our daily newspaper. Doris A. Jones, Augusta

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

Augusta must vote for bonds
I am writing this letter with the hope that it will encourage fellow Augustans to help save Augusta by voting affirmatively for the general obligation bonds June 21. Ellis Johnson, Augusta

See Flag Day for what it is
I would like to encourage all patriots to display the flag of their choice on Flag Day, June 14. Tom Stafford, Grovetown

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.

History of war comes alive in upstate New York

Travel briefs

Replacing a window can be complicated

Company built around its founder's measurements

Arab-American designers show Eastern-influenced fashions

Ex-wife is allowed to use Mrs. as her title

Girl's story is winner for 'Rainbow'

Girls' Getaway: 'Sideways' meets 'Thelma and Louise'

Self-guided hikes allowed again at Tahquitz Canyon

House features picture-perfect porches

JAWS: Do you still fear the fin?

Venice, and it's famous Muscle Beach, turns 100

Heirlooms fill cottage in Augusta

Ask the Carey Brothers

Some days, Hollywood does come a-calling

Girl's story is winner for 'Rainbow'
Color has always been something 7-year-old Savannah Hillman, of Hephzibah, has appreciated, her mother, Amy, said.

Ex-wife is allowed to use Mrs. as her title
Dear Carson: My friend's husband's ex-wife is still using the designation "Mrs." My friend thought that it was inappropriate and that the ex-wife should be using "Ms." I told her I thought the ex-Mrs. had a right to use the designation, but not with the ex-husband's given names. "Ms." has been a product of the women's movement and serves as an alternative to "Miss" or "Mrs." and could be used at a woman's discretion. What's the proper? - Designation Dilemma

Self-guided hikes allowed again at Tahquitz Canyon
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - In April of 1969, rowdies leaving a rock concert here retreated to Tahquitz Canyon to continue the party, and stayed. Hippies, hermits and the homeless took up residence in the canyon's rock shelters.

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.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: I have white laminate countertops. They are in good condition, other than stained. Everything tends to stain them. I have tried bleach, which tends to yellow the surface and replacing them would be prohibitively expensive. So, I am wondering if there is a product or method you recommend to refinish them? -- Maxine from Stockbridge, Ga.

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.

Heirlooms fill cottage in Augusta
When Betty and Al Williams talk about having ties to their neighborhood, they aren't kidding.

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.

Living briefs
IN A SURVEY OF MORE THAN 1,000 BABY BOOMERS, AARP THE MAGAZINE ALSO ASKED RESPONDENTS questions about relationships with their fathers. When asked to describe the strongest emotion they felt in their relationship with their father, 41 percent said love, while 35 percent said respect.

Heirlooms fill cottage in Augusta
When Betty and Al Williams talk about having ties to their neighborhood, they aren't kidding.

Some days, Hollywood does come a-calling
I write books for a living, and some people think an author's life is all caviar and champagne buckets when, in fact, it's more likely to be pork rinds and Kentucky Fried Chicken buckets. As an author, however, I'm allowed the occasional trappings of glamour. While on tour, my publisher, Simon and Schuster, puts me up in chi-chi hotels such as the Ritz Carlton or the Peabody.

History of war comes alive in upstate New York
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. - History lessons don't have to be confined to classrooms. This summer, they're being given outdoors by red coats and Rangers, American Indian warriors and frontier wives, accompanied by the roar of cannon and the rattle of muskets.

House features picture-perfect porches
Showcasing a wraparound porch, a gazebo and a wide rear porch, this home, plan M-78 by the Homestore Plans and Publications Designers' Network, covers 2,267 square feet of living space.

Self-guided hikes allowed again at Tahquitz Canyon
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - In April of 1969, rowdies leaving a rock concert here retreated to Tahquitz Canyon to continue the party, and stayed. Hippies, hermits and the homeless took up residence in the canyon's rock shelters.\r\n

Ex-wife is allowed to use Mrs. as her title
Dear Carson: My friend's husband's ex-wife is still using the designation "Mrs." My friend thought that it was inappropriate and that the ex-wife should be using "Ms." I told her I thought the ex-Mrs. had a right to use the designation, but not with the ex-husband's given names. "Ms." has been a product of the women's movement and serves as an alternative to "Miss" or "Mrs." and could be used at a woman's discretion. What's the proper? - Designation Dilemma

Venice, and it's famous Muscle Beach, turns 100
LOS ANGELES - In various incarnations, Venice has been called the Coney Island of the Pacific, ghetto by the sea, and - in a new movie about a group of trailblazing skateboarders - Dogtown.\r\n

History of war comes alive in upstate New York
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. - History lessons don't have to be confined to classrooms. This summer, they're being given outdoors by red coats and Rangers, American Indian warriors and frontier wives, accompanied by the roar of cannon and the rattle of muskets.

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - Where's the best place for a secluded honeymoon? An affordable honeymoon? A honeymoon for people who love the beach?

Venice, and it's famous Muscle Beach, turns 100
LOS ANGELES - In various incarnations, Venice has been called the Coney Island of the Pacific, ghetto by the sea, and - in a new movie about a group of trailblazing skateboarders - Dogtown.

Girls' Getaway: 'Sideways' meets 'Thelma and Louise'
LOS ANGELES - When I began planning a California road trip with my best girlfriend, I had Hollywood snapshots in my mind, something like "Sideways" meets "Thelma and Louise." .

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - Where's the best place for a secluded honeymoon? An affordable honeymoon? A honeymoon for people who love the beach?

House features picture-perfect porches
Showcasing a wraparound porch, a gazebo and a wide rear porch, this home, plan M-78 by the Homestore Plans and Publications Designers' Network, covers 2,267 square feet of living space.

Girl's story is winner for 'Rainbow'
Color has always been something 7-year-old Savannah Hillman, of Hephzibah, has appreciated, her mother, Amy, said.

Replacing a window can be complicated
With 35 million windows set to be replaced in homes this year, those who think the tradeout is as simple as a few minutes to plunk the same size window into an existing hole sealed with a bead of caulk, had best think again.

JAWS: Do you still fear the fin?
HILTON HEAD, S.C. - Warm and bright, the stretch of sand at the Folly Field Beach is filled with the sights and sounds of summer. People laugh, lounge and, most important, splash into the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: I have white laminate countertops. They are in good condition, other than stained. Everything tends to stain them. I have tried bleach, which tends to yellow the surface and replacing them would be prohibitively expensive. So, I am wondering if there is a product or method you recommend to refinish them? -- Maxine from Stockbridge, Ga.

Replacing a window can be complicated
With 35 million windows set to be replaced in homes this year, those who think the tradeout is as simple as a few minutes to plunk the same size window into an existing hole sealed with a bead of caulk, had best think again.

JAWS: Do you still fear the fin?
HILTON HEAD, S.C. - Warm and bright, the stretch of sand at the Folly Field Beach is filled with the sights and sounds of summer. People laugh, lounge and, most important, splash into the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Girls' Getaway: 'Sideways' meets 'Thelma and Louise'
LOS ANGELES - When I began planning a California road trip with my best girlfriend, I had Hollywood snapshots in my mind, something like "Sideways" meets "Thelma and Louise." .

Some days, Hollywood does come a-calling
I write books for a living, and some people think an author's life is all caviar and champagne buckets when, in fact, it's more likely to be pork rinds and Kentucky Fried Chicken buckets. As an author, however, I'm allowed the occasional trappings of glamour. While on tour, my publisher, Simon and Schuster, puts me up in chi-chi hotels such as the Ritz Carlton or the Peabody.

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.

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

American Indians worship at powwow

HOPE recipients upset over cuts, rising costs
Haresh Soorma feels like he's been tricked.

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

Augusta freely celebrates liberty
On Saturday, Augustans gathered to celebrate the final word of liberation of the slaves, more than 100 years ago.

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.

Group wants reactor for SRS
AIKEN - A group that includes 16 universities from across the Southeast has submitted a plan to the U.S. Department of Energy to build a nuclear research reactor at Savannah River Site.

Three teens are charged in Huddle House robbery

Medical Center's service is only cut, not stopped
The head of Georgia's Department of Veterans Service said Saturday that he's sad the Augusta Veterans Affairs Medical Centers Downtown Division is cutting the hours of its emergency room.

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.

School board members discuss differences at retreat
Children and education must be their focus, not personal differences and infighting, Richmond County school board members said during a retreat Saturday.

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.

Vote informed; we've decoded the issue
Unless you're a state legislator, one of the three issues on the June 21 ballot might not make a whole lot of sense.

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.

Vote to decide on funding for area projects

News you can use
What is a severe thunderstorm? The National Weather Service has specific guidelines for what qualifies. It must meet at least one of the following criteria: winds of 58 miles per hour or greater, or hail at least three-quarters of an inch in diameter.

Snake repellent developed in Georgia garage
PELHAM, Ga. - As a rural pharmacist, James Tennyson dispensed his share of antibiotics, cough remedies and eye drops, but it was his customers' fear of poisonous snakes that led him to his true calling.

Mayor touts Augusta on trip

Where we live
They call him "Crash." It might not be the best nickname for a cab driver, but thanks to a fender bender and a sarcastic dispatcher, it's one that has stuck for nearly 22 years.

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 South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - A national animal advocacy organization wants the Spartanburg County Council to pass an ordinance that would restrict dog chaining.

Where we live

Correction
- An article about the Richmond County school board's retreat in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly implied that the board had taken a vote to change its policy. Although the nine board members in attendance agreed to require that an auditor certify the results of the superintendent's yearly performance evaluation, no formal action was taken.

Across South Carolina

American Indians worship at powwow
Dancing to the beat of booming drums in a circular arena, about two dozen people from various tribes, adorned in American Indian regalia, ushered in a spirit of praise and worship to their creator.

HOPE recipients upset over cuts, rising costs

Across Georgia
PERRY - Law enforcement officers raided a convenience store in Perry on Friday, seizing what they say were five illegal video poker machines.

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

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies investigated the shooting of a 20-year-old Hephzibah man early Saturday, a police report states.

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

Across the southeast
KEY WEST, FLA. - Sen. Mel Martinez said the Bush administration should consider closing the Guantanamo Bay prison for terrorism suspects - the first high-profile Republican to make the suggestion.

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

News you can use
What is a severe thunderstorm? The National Weather Service has specific guidelines for what qualifies. It must meet at least one of the following criteria: winds of 58 miles per hour or greater, or hail at least three-quarters of an inch in diameter.

Sorenstam halfway home to a slam

Residents work to save church
PHILOMATH, Ga. - Regular services haven't been held at the Philomath Presbyterian Church since the 1960s.

Across Georgia
PERRY - Law enforcement officers raided a convenience store in Perry on Friday, seizing what they say were five illegal video poker machines.

Rants and raves
Comments from our readers:

Across Georgia

What does the REAL ID law mean for you?

Judge denies bond for defendants

Across the area

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.

Sorenstam halfway home to a slam
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. - Annika Sorenstam is making the Grand Slam look like a slam dunk.

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from our readers:

Augusta freely celebrates liberty

American Indians worship at powwow
Dancing to the beat of booming drums in a circular arena, about two dozen people from various tribes, adorned in American Indian regalia, ushered in a spirit of praise and worship to their creator.

Edwards wins at Pocono

Snake repellent developed in Georgia garage
PELHAM, Ga. - As a rural pharmacist, James Tennyson dispensed his share of antibiotics, cough remedies and eye drops, but it was his customers' fear of poisonous snakes that led him to his true calling.

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

State has edge on new law

Residents work to save church

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.

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.

Group wants reactor for SRS
AIKEN - A group that includes 16 universities from across the Southeast has submitted a plan to the U.S. Department of Energy to build a nuclear research reactor at Savannah River Site.

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.

Medical Center's service is only cut, not stopped
The head of Georgia's Department of Veterans Service said Saturday that he's sad the Augusta Veterans Affairs Medical Centers Downtown Division is cutting the hours of its emergency room.

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

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.

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.

Vote informed; we've decoded the issue
Unless you're a state legislator, one of the three issues on the June 21 ballot might not make a whole lot of sense.

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.

Vote to decide on funding for area projects
In nine days, Augusta voters will have a chance to vote on two bond issues totaling $160 million that would pay for a new judicial center, public safety projects and a sports arena. Yet most people don't even know the referenda are coming up, and the turnout is expected to be very low.

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 our readers:

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
Today's Kid of the Day is Jada Zaurice Walker of North Augusta.

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

Some say hassle, cost are worries
ATLANTA - Georgia officials say they are uncertain about how much new federal requirements for driver's licenses will cost the state or affect lines at licensing offices.

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.

Snake repellent developed in Georgia garage

Residents work to save church
PHILOMATH, Ga. - Regular services haven't been held at the Philomath Presbyterian Church since the 1960s.

Some say hassle, cost are worries

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies investigated the shooting of a 20-year-old Hephzibah man early Saturday, a police report states.

Medical Center's service is only cut, not stopped

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - A national animal advocacy organization wants the Spartanburg County Council to pass an ordinance that would restrict dog chaining.

Kid of the Day

Correction
- An article about the Richmond County school board's retreat in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly implied that the board had taken a vote to change its policy. Although the nine board members in attendance agreed to require that an auditor certify the results of the superintendent's yearly performance evaluation, no formal action was taken.

Across Georgia

Vote to decide on funding for area projects
In nine days, Augusta voters will have a chance to vote on two bond issues totaling $160 million that would pay for a new judicial center, public safety projects and a sports arena. Yet most people don't even know the referenda are coming up, and the turnout is expected to be very low.

HOPE recipients upset over cuts, rising costs
Haresh Soorma feels like he's been tricked.

State has edge on new law
AIKEN - Some South Carolina officials are confident that the state's existing identification validation system will meet many of the proposed federal standards that were signed into law in May.

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.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jada Zaurice Walker of North Augusta.

Augusta freely celebrates liberty
On Saturday, Augustans gathered to celebrate the final word of liberation of the slaves, more than 100 years ago.

Questions and answers about REAL ID
Under the REAL ID Act, millions of U.S. residents will see new rules affecting how they get their driver's licenses and identification cards. States, which have been mostly in charge of setting standards for their own licenses, will now have to follow the federal mandates or face not having their ID cards recognized by the federal government.

School board members discuss differences at retreat
Children and education must be their focus, not personal differences and infighting, Richmond County school board members said during a retreat Saturday.

Rants and raves
Comments from our readers:

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.

Some say hassle, cost are worries
ATLANTA - Georgia officials say they are uncertain about how much new federal requirements for driver's licenses will cost the state or affect lines at licensing offices.

Where we live
They call him "Crash." It might not be the best nickname for a cab driver, but thanks to a fender bender and a sarcastic dispatcher, it's one that has stuck for nearly 22 years.

What does the REAL ID law mean for you?
ATLANTA - The third time was the charm for Kate Crouch. That's how many visits the Atlanta resident had to make to her local DMV office before successfully switching her out-of-state driver's license.

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.

Kid of the Day

News you can use

Larke's evaluation must be certified

What does the REAL ID law mean for you?
ATLANTA - The third time was the charm for Kate Crouch. That's how many visits the Atlanta resident had to make to her local DMV office before successfully switching her out-of-state driver's license.

Police officers cleared in three fatal shootings

Edwards wins at Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. - Carl Edwards raced to his second Nextel Cup victory of the year Sunday, easily adjusting to a new gearing rule and avoiding the tire woes that plagued other drivers Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

Across South Carolina

Group wants reactor for SRS

Authority to seek new leader

Vote informed; we've decoded the issue

Across the area

Correction

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

School board members discuss differences at retreat

Tourism won't be brought in on bus

Woman recalls service as plane spotter

State has edge on new law
AIKEN - Some South Carolina officials are confident that the state's existing identification validation system will meet many of the proposed federal standards that were signed into law in May.

When you wish upon a star ...
Jermaine Smith can pinpoint the moment his life hung on a hinge and swung the opposite direction. He can describe it today as clearly as he experienced it 12 years ago on the ball field behind C.T. Walker Elementary School.

When you wish upon a star ...
Jermaine Smith can pinpoint the moment his life hung on a hinge and swung the opposite direction. He can describe it today as clearly as he experienced it 12 years ago on the ball field behind C.T. Walker Elementary School.

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

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

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

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.

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.

NASCAR notebook
LONG POND, Pa. - The last time Michael Waltrip started on the pole for a Nextel Cup Series race, the other George Bush was president.

Sprague stops drought
FORT WORTH, Texas - Jack Sprague led the final nine laps Friday night for his 25th career NASCAR truck series victory, but first in more than a year.

Scheckter wins; Patrick is 13th
FORT WORTH, Texas - Tomas Scheckter edged Sam Hornish Jr. by half a car-length Saturday night, while Danica Patrick finished 13th - last on the lead lap - in the first Indy Racing League event since her thrilling finish at the Indianapolis 500.

Johnson's advantage questionable

NASCAR notebook

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.

Rice behind wheel for Texas IRL event

Rice behind wheel for Texas IRL event
FORT WORTH, Texas - Buddy Rice had a hard time watching the Indianapolis 500. What helped make that bearable was who drove his car instead.

NASCAR notebook
LONG POND, Pa. - The last time Michael Waltrip started on the pole for a Nextel Cup Series race, the other George Bush was president.

Gordon, Stewart back to business
LONG POND, Pa. - Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart have tempered the anger that followed a crash the last time they raced.

Rice behind wheel for Texas IRL event
FORT WORTH, Texas - Buddy Rice had a hard time watching the Indianapolis 500. What helped make that bearable was who drove his car instead.

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.

Brown has history in Texas city
SAN ANTONIO - Back in the days when he coached in overalls, Larry Brown was pelted with avocados on 10-cent beer night at the old HemisFair Arena.

Brown has history in Texas city
SAN ANTONIO - Back in the days when he coached in overalls, Larry Brown was pelted with avocados on 10-cent beer night at the old HemisFair Arena.

Brown has history in Texas city

Seymour fails to show up

Former Pro Bowl player could replace Bruschi

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

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

Mr. Dumont Connell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Emmie E. Jones    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. L. Jerry Jordan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sharon Martin    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Miss Juanita Jordan    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Courtney    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Willie Mae Cook    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillian Ryans    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Alex Mance Neal    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lula Bell Samuel    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George S. Pool    (Kite, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Lillian Ryans    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. George S. Pool    (Kite, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet H. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Jones    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Sheila Williford    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gibson D. "Gib" Waters, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Alex Mance Neal    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Zollie R. Compton Sr.
Zollie R. Compton Sr., who served as Jefferson County sheriff for more than three decades, died Friday from heart and lung complications. He was 83.

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

Mr. Zollie R. Compton, Sr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Annie M. Bell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie M. Bell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Bell Samuel    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Zollie R. Compton, Sr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. George N. Bryant    (FOLKSTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Dumont Connell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sheila Williford    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Courtney    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Robert C. Foss    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Dumont Connell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Willie Gaston    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Ken Holmgren    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marguerite Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Boone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Marguerite Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond R. Jennings    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Billy C. Hodges    (OCONEE, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Gaston    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond R. Jennings    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Ken Holmgren    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. L. Jerry Jordan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Janet H. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Emmie E. Jones    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Billy C. Hodges    (OCONEE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Jones    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Miss Juanita Jordan    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Cook    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Alex Mance Neal    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Earnest Marsh    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sharon Martin    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Helen Roma Duvall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Boone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alex Mance Neal    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Ms. Lorna E. Bell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earnest Marsh    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. George N. Bryant    (FOLKSTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Dumont Connell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert C. Foss    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen Roma Duvall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gibson D. "Gib" Waters, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Gibson D. "Gib" Waters, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alex Mance Neal (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Bell Samuel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. L. Jerry Jordan (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Miss Emmie E. Jones (NORWOOD, Ga.)

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

Mr. Raymond R. Jennings (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Willie Mae Cook (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Barbara Boone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Ryans (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Roma Duvall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sharon Martin (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. George N. Bryant (FOLKSTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Zollie R. Compton, Sr. (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Marguerite Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet H. Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Billy C. Hodges (OCONEE, Ga.)

Mr. Ken Holmgren (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert C. Foss (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Earnest Marsh (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ronald Merritt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Willie Gaston (AVERA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Sheila Williford (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Dumont Connell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dumont Connell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. George S. Pool (Kite, Ga.)

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

Mr. Alex Mance Neal (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Courtney (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie M. Bell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Juanita Jordan (WRENS, Ga.)

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

We can forgive, but must never forget, child-sex offenders
This is in response to the May 15 guest column of Billy Laws on surviving after prison, titled "Every sex offender carries life sentence."

We can forgive, but must never forget, child-sex offenders
This is in response to the May 15 guest column of Billy Laws on surviving after prison, titled "Every sex offender carries life sentence."

Not all Democrats are in agreement on Walker verdict
I have been following the comments about the Charles Walker conviction, and feel compelled to write after reading Richmond County Democratic Party Chairman Lowell Greenbaum's comment that appeared Sunday:

We can forgive, but must never forget, child-sex offenders
This is in response to the May 15 guest column of Billy Laws on surviving after prison, titled "Every sex offender carries life sentence."

Not all Democrats are in agreement on Walker verdict
I have been following the comments about the Charles Walker conviction, and feel compelled to write after reading Richmond County Democratic Party Chairman Lowell Greenbaum's comment that appeared Sunday:

Not all Democrats are in agreement on Walker verdict
I have been following the comments about the Charles Walker conviction, and feel compelled to write after reading Richmond County Democratic Party Chairman Lowell Greenbaum's comment that appeared Sunday:

Roddick eyes third Queen's title in a row

Afleet Alex repeats magic

Sports gala set for Monday

Sharapova breezes to final

Overtime

Andromeda's Hero holds out for Zito's lone spot in money

Mike Tyson still selling himself

Area sports announcements

Local schools prepare for move

Overtime

Tyson's career may be over after latest loss

Roddick eyes third Queen's title in a row
LONDON - Defending champion Andy Roddick advanced to his third straight final at the Queen's grass court tournament, overcoming a sloppy second set to beat Radek Stepanek, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 on Saturday.

Tyson's career may be over after latest loss
WASHINGTON - Mike Tyson's career apparently ended in yet another shocker Saturday night when he quit on the stool after taking a beating in a foul-filled sixth round against unheralded Kevin McBride.

Overtime
Nomination forms are still needed for The Augusta Chronicle's All-Area Teams for boys and girls soccer and baseball.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Sharapova breezes to final
BIRMINGHAM, England - Defending champion Maria Sharapova beat Tatiana Golovin, 7-5, 6-1 on Saturday, to reach the final of the DFS Classic.

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

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.

Andromeda's Hero holds out for Zito's lone spot in money
NEW YORK - Trainer Nick Zito had the numbers in this year's Triple Crown with 11 starters, including a record-tying five in the Kentucky Derby.

Afleet Alex repeats magic
NEW YORK - No acrobatics, no long shots. Just an overpowering, seven-length victory by Afleet Alex in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, the final and longest leg of the Triple Crown.

Afleet Alex repeats magic
NEW YORK - No acrobatics, no long shots. Just an overpowering, seven-length victory by Afleet Alex in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, the final and longest leg of the Triple Crown.

Sharapova breezes to final
BIRMINGHAM, England - Defending champion Maria Sharapova beat Tatiana Golovin, 7-5, 6-1 on Saturday, to reach the final of the DFS Classic.

Overtime
Nomination forms are still needed for The Augusta Chronicle's All-Area Teams for boys and girls soccer and baseball.<

Roddick eyes third Queen's title in a row
LONDON - Defending champion Andy Roddick advanced to his third straight final at the Queen's grass court tournament, overcoming a sloppy second set to beat Radek Stepanek, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 on Saturday.

Sports gala set for Monday
U.S. Olympic Committee Chief Executive Jim Scherr will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Augusta Sports Awards Gala on Monday at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Sports gala set for Monday
U.S. Olympic Committee Chief Executive Jim Scherr will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Augusta Sports Awards Gala on Monday at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.

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.

Tyson's career may be over after latest loss
WASHINGTON - Mike Tyson's career apparently ended in yet another shocker Saturday night when he quit on the stool after taking a beating in a foul-filled sixth round against unheralded Kevin McBride.

Andromeda's Hero holds out for Zito's lone spot in money
NEW YORK - Trainer Nick Zito had the numbers in this year's Triple Crown with 11 starters, including a record-tying five in the Kentucky Derby.

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

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.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

215 kids go fish at Fort Gordon
Fort Gordon's Kids Fishing Derby attracted 215 youngsters last weekend, with 460 fish checked in after the half-day event.

Honoree proving wise beyond his deers
HILLTONIA, Ga. - They say you can't fool Mother Nature, but Chris Pevey does the next best thing.

Honoree proving wise beyond his deers
HILLTONIA, Ga. - They say you can't fool Mother Nature, but Chris Pevey does the next best thing.

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.

Seymour fails to show up
FOXBORO, Mass. - Richard Seymour missed his second straight day of the New England Patriots' mandatory minicamp Friday, but teammates didn't seem overly concerned.

Seymour fails to show up
FOXBORO, Mass. - Richard Seymour missed his second straight day of the New England Patriots' mandatory minicamp Friday, but teammates didn't seem overly concerned.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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).

Honoree proving wise beyond his deers

When you wish upon a star ...

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

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Morgan Spurlock wants you to see how the other half lives. And he's displaying it on his new show "30 Days."

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Morgan Spurlock wants you to see how the other half lives. And he's displaying it on his new show "30 Days."

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

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.

Naomi Watts celebrates IFC Center opening

Attenborough receives Order of Merit award

People in the News

Odds and Ends

Tropical Storm Arlene strengthens

Christian literature distributor expands to include outlet store

Stroke's effects have woman working to sing

Faith calendar

World-renowned atheist now sort of accepts God