Photos show Red Cloud as warrior, diplomat

Photos show Red Cloud as warrior, diplomat
Red Cloud started down the path of becoming the most photographed American Indian of the 19th century one spring morning in 1872, a few blocks from the White House.

Photos show Red Cloud as warrior, diplomat
Red Cloud started down the path of becoming the most photographed American Indian of the 19th century one spring morning in 1872, a few blocks from the White House.

Blue Jays defeat Cardinals
TORONTO - Roy Halladay pitched a five-hitter for his major league-leading fifth complete game, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Monday night.

Cardinals top Yankees

Cardinals top Yankees
ST. LOUIS - Four years ago, Scott Seabol popped out in his only major league at-bat with the New York Yankees. On Sunday, he beat the team that picked him in the 88th round of the 1996 draft with his first career home run.

Cardinals top Yankees
ST. LOUIS - Four years ago, Scott Seabol popped out in his only major league at-bat with the New York Yankees. On Sunday, he beat the team that picked him in the 88th round of the 1996 draft with his first career home run.

Keep vacation diary for future defense

Odds and Ends
SKOWHEGAN, Maine - Red Sox Nation would have been proud of Stanley Whitaker and Reagan Merrill.\r\n

Complaints flood Indonesian President's phone
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono may be regretting the day he gave out his cell phone number.

Complaints flood Indonesian President's phone
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono may be regretting the day he gave out his cell phone number.

Odds and Ends
SKOWHEGAN, Maine - Red Sox Nation would have been proud of Stanley Whitaker and Reagan Merrill.

Braves call up two pitchers from Double A Mississippi
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves continued their search for pitching help Sunday, calling up Blaine Boyer and Jorge Vasquez from Double A Mississippi.

Athletics crush Braves, 11-5

Braves call up two pitchers from Double A Mississippi

Atlanta bullied in Lone Star state
ARLINGTON, Texas - Everything's bigger here, right? Crowds? Check.

Atlanta bullied in Lone Star state
ARLINGTON, Texas - Everything's bigger here, right? Crowds? Check.

Athletics crush Braves, 11-5
ATLANTA - Eric Chavez stepped up with a pep talk on the team bus Thursday after the Oakland Athletics finished another road series loss.

Braves call up two pitchers from Double A Mississippi
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves continued their search for pitching help Sunday, calling up Blaine Boyer and Jorge Vasquez from Double A Mississippi.

Athletics crush Braves, 11-5
ATLANTA - Eric Chavez stepped up with a pep talk on the team bus Thursday after the Oakland Athletics finished another road series loss.

Atlanta bullied in Lone Star state

Revalued Chinese currency could boost U.S. inflation

Gas prices continue to fall, although pace has slowed
CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average gasoline price nationwide for all grades dropped less than 2 cents in three weeks, continuing a slide in pump prices that began in April, according to an industry analyst.

Small business owners are cautious in bumpy economy
NEW YORK - The economic uncertainty that has generated waves of fear and selling on Wall Street is also making small business owners think a little harder before they hire new employees or buy new equipment.

Revalued Chinese currency could boost U.S. inflation
NEW YORK - Sometimes you must be careful what you wish for. That may end up being the case with the United States' push to get China to revalue its currency.

Limited Brands shifts to beauty products, lingerie

Justices reject appeals on media ownership
WASHINGTON - Broadcast and newspaper groups suffered a setback Monday when the Supreme Court declined to hear their appeals to restore federal rules easing local media ownership limits.

Morgan Stanley CEO Purcell says he plans to retire
NEW YORK - Morgan Stanley CEO Philip J. Purcell, acknowledging that calls for his ouster and a string of top-level defections have hurt the Wall Street investment bank, said Monday he will retire as soon as a successor can be found.\r\n

Old brews cool to young drinkers
ALBANY, N.Y. - A line of taps pouring elegant brews from Bass to Blue Moon beckon twentysomethings packed into Bomber's bar. But 21-year-old Elliot Cunniff orders something homier for himself and a friend.

Morgan Stanley CEO Purcell says he plans to retire
NEW YORK - Morgan Stanley CEO Philip J. Purcell, acknowledging that calls for his ouster and a string of top-level defections have hurt the Wall Street investment bank, said Monday he will retire as soon as a successor can be found.

Small business owners are cautious in bumpy economy

Justices reject appeals on media ownership
WASHINGTON - Broadcast and newspaper groups suffered a setback Monday when the Supreme Court declined to hear their appeals to restore federal rules easing local media ownership limits.

Limited Brands shifts to beauty products, lingerie
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Never heard of triple rose water? The sales associate in the white lab coat can tick off its benefits. Or try something more modern, like a green-tea inspired cleanser developed by a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon.

Old brews cool to young drinkers

Old brews cool to young drinkers
ALBANY, N.Y. - A line of taps pouring elegant brews from Bass to Blue Moon beckon twentysomethings packed into Bomber's bar. But 21-year-old Elliot Cunniff orders something homier for himself and a friend.\r\n

Morgan Stanley CEO Purcell says he plans to retire

Limited Brands shifts to beauty products, lingerie
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Never heard of triple rose water? The sales associate in the white lab coat can tick off its benefits. Or try something more modern, like a green-tea inspired cleanser developed by a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon.

Gas prices continue to fall, although pace has slowed
CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average gasoline price nationwide for all grades dropped less than 2 cents in three weeks, continuing a slide in pump prices that began in April, according to an industry analyst.\r\n

Gas prices continue to fall, although pace has slowed

Justices reject appeals on media ownership

Revalued Chinese currency could boost U.S. inflation
NEW YORK - Sometimes you must be careful what you wish for. That may end up being the case with the United States' push to get China to revalue its currency.

Small business owners are cautious in bumpy economy
NEW YORK - The economic uncertainty that has generated waves of fear and selling on Wall Street is also making small business owners think a little harder before they hire new employees or buy new equipment.

Baylor evens series with Tigers
WACO, Texas - Mark McCormick struck out 10 and scattered five hits to lead Baylor to a 7-1 win over Clemson in an NCAA super regional Sunday.

Baylor hammers Clemson, 6-1
WACO, Texas - Kevin Sevigny hit a three-run double in the fourth to lead Baylor past Clemson 6-1 Monday to win the NCAA super regional in Waco and advance to the College World Series.

Baylor's Sepulveda honored at gala

Baylor's Sepulveda honored at gala
Daniel Sepulveda never was good enough to punt for his high school football team. At the time, he was undersized and didn't have the powerful leg.

Former Alabama booster gets 6 months
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A former Alabama football booster convicted of bribing a high school coach to get a top recruit for the Crimson Tide was sentenced Monday to six months in prison.

Baylor's Sepulveda honored at gala
Daniel Sepulveda never was good enough to punt for his high school football team. At the time, he was undersized and didn't have the powerful leg.

Former Alabama booster gets 6 months
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A former Alabama football booster convicted of bribing a high school coach to get a top recruit for the Crimson Tide was sentenced Monday to six months in prison.

Former Alabama booster gets 6 months

Tovey takes game home to Australia

Don't punish Aiken Tech

Genuine GM disaster
Stockholders may be a little happy with the news that General Motors is cutting 25,000 jobs by 2008, but the rest of us should be very worried.

Canada care in bad health
Americans who are so enamored of Canada's universal health care system that they want to clone it in this country ought to take note of a unanimous Canadian Supreme Court ruling that was just handed down.

The Sitcom Diet
Might the latest weight-loss fad be the Sitcom Diet? It's no laughing matter that laughing can help you lose weight.

Genuine GM disaster

Don't punish Aiken Tech
What has the Aiken County Council got against Aiken Technical College? It's one of the best colleges of its kind in the Southeast; it contributes mightily to the area's economy by training thousands of people every year to take good-paying jobs in multiple industries; and it helps fill the employment needs not only of existing employers, but also of new ones seeking an educated work force.

The Sitcom Diet

The Sitcom Diet
Might the latest weight-loss fad be the Sitcom Diet? It's no laughing matter that laughing can help you lose weight.

Apology is overdue

Apology is overdue
Sins of omission can be just as terrible as sins of commission - and there's no better proof of that than the U.S. Senate's repeated failures in the 19th and 20th centuries to pass an anti-lynching law.

Genuine GM disaster
Stockholders may be a little happy with the news that General Motors is cutting 25,000 jobs by 2008, but the rest of us should be very worried.

Don't punish Aiken Tech
What has the Aiken County Council got against Aiken Technical College? It's one of the best colleges of its kind in the Southeast; it contributes mightily to the area's economy by training thousands of people every year to take good-paying jobs in multiple industries; and it helps fill the employment needs not only of existing employers, but also of new ones seeking an educated work force.

Apology is overdue
Sins of omission can be just as terrible as sins of commission - and there's no better proof of that than the U.S. Senate's repeated failures in the 19th and 20th centuries to pass an anti-lynching law.

Michael Jackson cleared on all counts
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The drumbeat of verdicts jolted the deathly still courtroom - not guilty, not guilty, not guilty. Fourteen times the court clerk read the words.

Jackson fans across the world rejoice
LONDON - The acquittal of Michael Jackson was broadcast from the Middle East to the shantytowns of Brazil, and all around the world the pop star's fans and friends rejoiced as he was found innocent of child molestation charges.

Michael Jackson's strange, sad descent
NEW YORK - When Michael Jackson became a superstar more than three decades ago, irresistibly cute with his apple cheeks and dandelion Afro, perhaps the most startling thing about the child phenom was just how adult he appeared to be.

Michael Jackson cleared on all counts
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The drumbeat of verdicts jolted the deathly still courtroom - not guilty, not guilty, not guilty. Fourteen times the court clerk read the words.

Residents in Jackson's hometown celebrate
GARY, Ind. - Franklin Reese pulled his pickup truck in front of Michael Jackson's childhood home, blaring the song "Beat It" from the stereo. Then Reese got out and danced in the street.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Paris Hilton plans to give up public life for family life.

Jurors say they were bothered by mother
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The jurors who acquitted Michael Jackson of child molestation had harsh words for the accuser's mother, who made them uncomfortable during her jumbled and volatile testimony.

Michael Jackson's strange, sad descent
NEW YORK - When Michael Jackson became a superstar more than three decades ago, irresistibly cute with his apple cheeks and dandelion Afro, perhaps the most startling thing about the child phenom was just how adult he appeared to be.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Paris Hilton plans to give up public life for family life.

People in the News
TROMSOE, Norway - Nelson Mandela teamed up with more than 50 international music stars to press the world's richest nations to take increased action against AIDS and poverty.

Residents in Jackson's hometown celebrate
GARY, Ind. - Franklin Reese pulled his pickup truck in front of Michael Jackson's childhood home, blaring the song "Beat It" from the stereo. Then Reese got out and danced in the street.

People in the News
TROMSOE, Norway - Nelson Mandela teamed up with more than 50 international music stars to press the world's richest nations to take increased action against AIDS and poverty.

Jurors say they were bothered by mother
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The jurors who acquitted Michael Jackson of child molestation had harsh words for the accuser's mother, who made them uncomfortable during her jumbled and volatile testimony.

Major insurer pushes pill-splitting savings

Major insurer pushes pill-splitting savings
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Chopping his Lipitor tablets in half gives Randy Schneider a little thrill.

Major insurer pushes pill-splitting savings
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Chopping his Lipitor tablets in half gives Randy Schneider a little thrill.

GreenJackets fall, walk in winning run
In Charleston, S.C., a day after holding Charleston to a single hit, walks did in the GreenJackets in extra innings. Augusta gave up four free passes in the 10th inning to lose 5-4 to the RiverDogs.

GreenJackets fall, walk in winning run
In Charleston, S.C., a day after holding Charleston to a single hit, walks did in the GreenJackets in extra innings. Augusta gave up four free passes in the 10th inning to lose 5-4 to the RiverDogs.

I wouldn't be where I am without Deep Throat

Olympics on the links?
It was teased as a possible sport for the 1996 Olympic Games. Golf in the Atlanta Olympics, though, never happened.

Quigley, Morgan tied for lead in suspended Champions Tour event

Benepe back in U.S. Open for first time in 14 years

Memories abound of Payne Stewart at Pinehurst
PGA Tour rules official Jon Brendle was setting up the course for the Byron Nelson Championship last month when he reached a spot on the TPC at Las Colinas that caused him to think of Payne Stewart.

Benepe back in U.S. Open for first time in 14 years
PINEHURST, N.C. - Jim Benepe won on the PGA Tour faster than Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and almost everyone else. Nearly 17 years later, his next victory probably would be even more surprising.

Couch wins LaSalle Bank Open
GLENVIEW, Ill. - Former Florida player Chris Couch won his second Nationwide Tour title of the year Sunday to move within a victory of a promotion to PGA Tour, shooting a 4-under 67 for a four-stroke victory in the LaSalle Bank Open.

Pinehurst No. 2's charm lies around its greens

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

Surging Garcia wins Booz Allen Classic

Surging Garcia wins Booz Allen Classic
BETHESDA, Md. - Sergio Garcia emerged from a pack of contenders to master Congressional's Blue Course as few others have, closing with a 6-under 65 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory in the Booz Allen Classic.

Memories abound of Payne Stewart at Pinehurst

Quigley, Morgan tied for lead in suspended Champions Tour event
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Gil Morgan and Dana Quigley, the leaders in the clubhouse when rain suspended play, will have to wait until Monday afternoon to find out whether they'll meet in a sudden-death playoff for the Champions Tour's Bayer Advantage Classic title.

Pinehurst No. 2's charm lies around its greens
Some golfers don't get it. Too bad for them. Some golfers walk off the 18th green of Pinehurst No. 2 and stare perplexed at their grisly scorecard.

Memories abound of Payne Stewart at Pinehurst
PGA Tour rules official Jon Brendle was setting up the course for the Byron Nelson Championship last month when he reached a spot on the TPC at Las Colinas that caused him to think of Payne Stewart.

Pinehurst No. 2's charm lies around its greens
Some golfers don't get it. Too bad for them. Some golfers walk off the 18th green of Pinehurst No. 2 and stare perplexed at their grisly scorecard.

Couch wins LaSalle Bank Open
GLENVIEW, Ill. - Former Florida player Chris Couch won his second Nationwide Tour title of the year Sunday to move within a victory of a promotion to PGA Tour, shooting a 4-under 67 for a four-stroke victory in the LaSalle Bank Open.

Benepe back in U.S. Open for first time in 14 years
PINEHURST, N.C. - Jim Benepe won on the PGA Tour faster than Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and almost everyone else. Nearly 17 years later, his next victory probably would be even more surprising.

Olympics on the links?

Sorenstam halfway home to slam

Couch wins LaSalle Bank Open

Wie proves she belongs on tour
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. - Michelle Wie was rolling her eyes and slapping her thigh in disgust early in the final round of the LPGA Championship.

Quigley, Morgan tied for lead in suspended Champions Tour event
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Gil Morgan and Dana Quigley, the leaders in the clubhouse when rain suspended play, will have to wait until Monday afternoon to find out whether they'll meet in a sudden-death playoff for the Champions Tour's Bayer Advantage Classic title.

Surging Garcia wins Booz Allen Classic
BETHESDA, Md. - Sergio Garcia emerged from a pack of contenders to master Congressional's Blue Course as few others have, closing with a 6-under 65 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory in the Booz Allen Classic.

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

Olympics on the links?
It was teased as a possible sport for the 1996 Olympic Games. Golf in the Atlanta Olympics, though, never happened.

GreenJackets fall, walk in winning run

Arlene makes landfall, but fizzles out
GULF SHORES, Ala. - As Tropical Storm Arlene bore down on the Gulf Coast with hurricane warnings firmly in place, Kim and Donald Carter weren't stocking up on generators or tarps or batteries. They were looking for sun hats.\r\n

Arlene makes landfall, but fizzles out
GULF SHORES, Ala. - As Tropical Storm Arlene bore down on the Gulf Coast with hurricane warnings firmly in place, Kim and Donald Carter weren't stocking up on generators or tarps or batteries. They were looking for sun hats.

Keep vacation diary for future defense
As you set out on your vacations this summer, let me share some words of advice: Write things down.

Keep vacation diary for future defense
As you set out on your vacations this summer, let me share some words of advice: Write things down.

Michael Jackson not guilty on all counts
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The jury in the Michael Jackson trial reached a verdict Monday in the child molestation and conspiracy case against the pop superstar.

School board rejects parental permission for school clubs rule
ATLANTA -- Defying expectations, the State Board of Education rejected a rule that would require students to get parental permission before joining most school clubs.

Copenhaver to run for mayor
Deke Copenhaver said hes tired of being asked "What's going on with Augusta?" and wants to help lead the city to its potential, which is what motivated the executive director of the Central Savannah River Land Trust to run for mayor. He told a group of nearly 100 supporters in officially announcing his candidacy this morning at the Augusta Common.

St. Joseph Hospital may be closed, sold or downsized
St. Joseph Hospital may be closed, sold or downsized, according to Ascension Health, the non-profit health system that operates the hospital.

Doves on the left just don't get it

Sunday is not the true Sabbath

Doves on the left just don't get it
The editorial "Amnesty's lies" (June 7) is right on the mark.David B. Caudle, Grovetown

Our nation is lying about abuses
Evidently, the editorial-page writers of The Augusta Chronicle do not read their own paper. Duncan Robertson, Augusta

Sunday is not the true Sabbath
In her June 5 letter ("Honor Sabbath as intended"), Stephanie Wilson states that it is time for the CSRA to review the Fourth Commandment to realize the inappropriateness of secular activities on Sundays.Carl E. Young, Augusta

Welfare is a drain on taxpayers
Why the fuss about the comment made by President Vicente Fox of Mexico that his people are taking jobs that "not even blacks will do"? He is absolutely correct with one slight detail left off: He should have said "blacks or whites." Don Turner, Grovetown

Sunday is not the true Sabbath
In her June 5 letter ("Honor Sabbath as intended"), Stephanie Wilson states that it is time for the CSRA to review the Fourth Commandment to realize the inappropriateness of secular activities on Sundays. Carl E. Young, Augusta

Public fiddles, society burns
If there ever was a group that frustrates me to no end, it's the religious right. They haven't a clue how the real world operates. Andy Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Property assessment is a swindle
Augusta Chronicle Staff Writer Sylvia Cooper is in error. Several readers have written letters to the editor and called in to Rants & Raves, all in opposition to both the bond issue and the special purpose local option sales tax.Harry Sellers, Hephzibah

Senator's comment was racist
As a white American, I must apologize to my black brothers and sisters for the racist remarks made today by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., in which he asked whether Judge Janice Rogers Brown, the daughter of Alabama sharecroppers, wanted to be "a grand exalted ruler" - an obvious racial slur. Keith Shafer, Augusta

Doves on the left just don't get it
The editorial "Amnesty's lies" (June 7) is right on the mark.David B. Caudle, Grovetown

Seniors calendar

Health calendar

Review: Centrino pumps up graphics, not battery life

Traffic jams spreading from big city to small

Web can provide cancer patients comfort

Is marijuana for medical use a friend or a foe?

Techbits: Mobile TV, Disposable camcorders and more

Web can provide cancer patients comfort
NEW YORK - "Whatever you do, don't go on the Web." That was the advice from a young family friend who'd survived malignant eye and kidney tumors when I told him I had been diagnosed with endometrial cancer.\r\n

Is marijuana for medical use a friend or a foe?
Take two tokes and call me in the morning? In many parts of country, it's no joke.

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

Traffic jams spreading from big city to small
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - By 7 a.m. on a Wednesday, traffic's backed up through four stoplights along this city's main drag. Cars are circling for spots in a "park and ride," where carpoolers meet and buses head off for Philadelphia or New York - 50 and 100 miles away. The highways are jammed, red brake lights flashing for miles.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

Review: Centrino pumps up graphics, not battery life
When Intel Corp. introduced its Centrino technology for wireless notebook computers in 2003, the chip maker initially targeted business users willing to pay a premium for longer battery life and better performance.

Review: Centrino pumps up graphics, not battery life
When Intel Corp. introduced its Centrino technology for wireless notebook computers in 2003, the chip maker initially targeted business users willing to pay a premium for longer battery life and better performance.

Web can provide cancer patients comfort
NEW YORK - "Whatever you do, don't go on the Web." That was the advice from a young family friend who'd survived malignant eye and kidney tumors when I told him I had been diagnosed with endometrial cancer.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

Cell users interact with messages
NEW YORK - Next time you're walking down a city sidewalk, look out for the Internet.

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

Techbits: Mobile TV, Disposable camcorders and more
DALLAS - A new extension to TiVo Inc.'s portable video service will let mobile subscribers watch pre-recorded television shows on Windows-based handheld devices.

Is marijuana for medical use a friend or a foe?
Take two tokes and call me in the morning? In many parts of country, it's no joke.

Traffic jams spreading from big city to small
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - By 7 a.m. on a Wednesday, traffic's backed up through four stoplights along this city's main drag. Cars are circling for spots in a "park and ride," where carpoolers meet and buses head off for Philadelphia or New York - 50 and 100 miles away. The highways are jammed, red brake lights flashing for miles.

Techbits: Mobile TV, Disposable camcorders and more
DALLAS - A new extension to TiVo Inc.'s portable video service will let mobile subscribers watch pre-recorded television shows on Windows-based handheld devices.

Recovering tradition
Whenever American Indians are portrayed in popular culture, it's almost a guarantee they'll be on horseback.

Kid of the Day

Children need running start at living healthy, study says
If he is ever going to follow his idol LeBron James into the NBA, 9-year-old Kahlige Fleglar knows he has to keep up his daily practice.

Drug trafficker gets 35-year term

St. Joseph could be closing

Fence may go around court

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A man convicted of criminal domestic violence and mistakenly released from jail has been re-arrested and charged in an attack on the same woman.

Across South Carolina

Child's killer pleads guilty

Kid of the Day
Sarah Holliday is today's Kid of the Day.

Georgia Army Guard hits recruiting target
MACON, Ga. - While military units around the country struggle to meet recruiting goals, Georgia Department of Defense officials say they expect to meet their Army National Guard recruiting target this year.

Copenhaver to run for mayor
Deke Copenhaver said he’s tired of being asked "What's going on with Augusta?" and wants to help lead the city to its potential, which is what motivated the executive director of the Central Savannah River Land Trust to run for mayor. He told a group of nearly 100 supporters in officially announcing his candidacy this morning at the Augusta Common.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

News you can use

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Susu Franklin, 13, of Augusta.

News you can use
Evening in the Appleby Garden continues at 8 p.m. with 19th century salon and concert music.

Harrell prepared for role as leader
COLUMBIA - Since he became a state representative in 1993, Charleston Republican Bobby Harrell has worked toward his goal of becoming speaker of the House.

Across the area
One Fort Gordon soldier was killed and another wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated during operations in Iraq on Wednesday.

Corruption isn't always a federal case
Don't make a federal case of it, the saying goes.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A new law guarantees 63,000 state retirees will get annual cost-of-living increases in their pension checks beginning in July.

'Journey of a lifetime'
ATLANTA - Wendy Greene didn't get much sleep the night before her journey back home.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - William H. Harris, a former president of Alabama State University and of Paine College, was named Monday as interim president of Georgia's Fort Valley State University.

Limits put on city bus tours

Limits put on city bus tours
AIKEN - No more than eight commercial tours a month will be provided through Aiken's historic and horse districts, and many of the city's more alluring dirt roads and storied residential areas will be off limits.

Across Georgia
VALDOSTA - Two women were killed when their car was hit by a train at a railroad crossing.

Correction
- In an Across Georgia item in Monday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, the Associated Press incorrectly reported the number of Georgia National Guard members wounded in a mortar attack in Iraq.

Harrell prepared for role as leader

Officer accused in shooting is on leave
A Richmond County sheriff's investigator accused of shooting a man Saturday night at an Augusta apartment complex after a domestic dispute has been placed on leave with pay pending an investigation, Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength said Monday night.

Kid of the Day

Drug trafficker gets 35-year term
A former FBI Top 10 fugitive who ran a multimillion-dollar international drug trafficking operation was sentenced in Augusta on Monday to 35 years in prison.

School secretary was there from beginning
AIKEN - East Aiken Elementary has stood on Old Wagener Road for 34 years.

Child's killer pleads guilty
If someday a court finds that William "Junior" Downs' murder conviction and death sentence in South Carolina should be thrown out, his guilty plea in Richmond County Superior Court on Monday should ensure he never has a chance to rape and murder another child.

Across the southeast
Good Samaritan's widow settles suit

Thieves now use phones to steal
STATESBORO, Ga. - Maj. Mark Cauley might be the picture of responsibility.

Georgia Army Guard hits recruiting target
MACON, Ga. - While military units around the country struggle to meet recruiting goals, Georgia Department of Defense officials say they expect to meet their Army National Guard recruiting target this year.

Summer in Athens
ATHENS, Ga. - Ever since he was a little boy, Timothy Page has wanted to be a Bulldog.

Coroners use volunteers to stretch dollars
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Keith Plexico was all set to spend the week after Christmas with his family when a plane crashed in Spartanburg County and his pager buzzed.

It's a grand old day to honor Old Glory
Unless it's raining, Claude Andrews follows a daily routine that involves raising the American flag each weekday morning at the pole outside the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building.

Across Georgia

Potential loss upsets doctors
Augusta physicians lamented the potential demise of St. Joseph Hospital for its nurturing atmosphere and easy access and predicted a migration of physicians and patients to University Hospital should it close.

Recovering tradition
Whenever American Indians are portrayed in popular culture, it's almost a guarantee they'll be on horseback.

New law may block bid by late builders
The fury that Columbia County residents have been feeling about the Furys Ferry Road project is starting to trickle down to lawmakers.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Fence may go around court
An Augusta Commission committee sent a request to fence in the federal court complex to the full commission without a recommendation Monday.

New law brings privacy worries
ATLANTA - At a time when several high-profile security breaches appear to have made personal information more vulnerable, the federal government wants to increase the amount of data that states collect from drivers and share it with licensing offices nationwide.

St. Joseph could be closing
St. Joseph Hospital could be on its deathbed. On Monday, Ascension Health, the nonprofit health system that operates the 232-bed hospital, announced that the hospital would either close or be sold or downsized.

It's a grand old day to honor Old Glory

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Officer accused in shooting is on leave

School board rejects parental permission for school clubs rule
ATLANTA -- Defying expectations, the State Board of Education rejected a rule that would require students to get parental permission before joining most school clubs.

St. Joseph Hospital may be closed, sold or downsized

Early voting begins on bond issues
Knowing she will be unable to make it to the polls next week, Sadie Maguire took advantage of the first day of early voting Monday for Richmond County's special election.

GOP, Democrats differ on education spending
ATLANTA - With news last week that the state treasury would end the fiscal year June 30 with a surplus, many teachers and administrators may be asking why the extra money isn't being used to restore education budget cuts.

Kid of the Day
Sarah Holliday is today's Kid of the Day.

'Journey of a lifetime'

Across the Southeast
TOKYO - Charles Jenkins, a U.S. soldier who deserted his Army unit 40 years ago and fled to North Korea, and his Japanese wife left their home in Japan on Monday for his first visit to the United States since he turned himself in last year.

School secretary was there from beginning

News you can use
Evening in the Appleby Garden continues at 8 p.m. with 19th century salon and concert music.

Across South Carolina

Across the area
One Fort Gordon soldier was killed and another wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated during operations in Iraq on Wednesday.

Projects decided for stormwater funds

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - William H. Harris, a former president of Alabama State University and of Paine College, was named Monday as interim president of Georgia's Fort Valley State University.

Projects decided for stormwater funds
Columbia County's stormwater utility fee is coming to fruition with the first two major county projects set to begin.

Limits put on city bus tours
AIKEN - No more than eight commercial tours a month will be provided through Aiken's historic and horse districts, and many of the city's more alluring dirt roads and storied residential areas will be off limits.

St. Joseph Hospital may be closed, sold or downsized
St. Joseph Hospital may be closed, sold or downsized, according to Ascension Health, the non-profit health system that operates the hospital.

Correction
- In an Across Georgia item in Monday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, the Associated Press incorrectly reported the number of Georgia National Guard members wounded in a mortar attack in Iraq.

GOP, Democrats differ on education spending
ATLANTA - With news last week that the state treasury would end the fiscal year June 30 with a surplus, many teachers and administrators may be asking why the extra money isn't being used to restore education budget cuts.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A new law guarantees 63,000 state retirees will get annual cost-of-living increases in their pension checks beginning in July.

Across the area
A McDuffie County man was killed late Saturday when he was struck by a train, officials said.

Officer accused in shooting is on leave
A Richmond County sheriff's investigator accused of shooting a man Saturday night at an Augusta apartment complex after a domestic dispute has been placed on leave with pay pending an investigation, Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength said Monday night.

Across Georgia
VALDOSTA - Two women were killed when their car was hit by a train at a railroad crossing.

Thieves now use phones to steal

'Journey of a lifetime'
ATLANTA - Wendy Greene didn't get much sleep the night before her journey back home.

Copenhaver to run for mayor

Corruption isn't always a federal case
Don't make a federal case of it, the saying goes.

Across the southeast

Higher aspirations
ATLANTA - For two decades, Ralph Reed made his mark as a political operator by helping other candidates win elections. Now he will learn if he can win one for himself.

Projects decided for stormwater funds
Columbia County's stormwater utility fee is coming to fruition with the first two major county projects set to begin.

GOP, Democrats differ on education spending

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A man convicted of criminal domestic violence and mistakenly released from jail has been re-arrested and charged in an attack on the same woman.

Cyclists raise funds, see state in new way
COLUMBUS, Ga. - In the 26-year history of the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia, the annual event has been called everything from a stress reliever to an ideal family outing.

Across the southeast
Good Samaritan's widow settles suit

Harrell prepared for role as leader
COLUMBIA - Since he became a state representative in 1993, Charleston Republican Bobby Harrell has worked toward his goal of becoming speaker of the House.

New law may block bid by late builders

Children need running start at living healthy, study says

Fence may go around court
An Augusta Commission committee sent a request to fence in the federal court complex to the full commission without a recommendation Monday.

Early voting begins on bond issues

Early voting begins on bond issues
Knowing she will be unable to make it to the polls next week, Sadie Maguire took advantage of the first day of early voting Monday for Richmond County's special election.

Michael Jackson not guilty on all counts
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The jury in the Michael Jackson trial reached a verdict Monday in the child molestation and conspiracy case against the pop superstar.

St. Joseph could be closing
St. Joseph Hospital could be on its deathbed. On Monday, Ascension Health, the nonprofit health system that operates the 232-bed hospital, announced that the hospital would either close or be sold or downsized.

Across the area

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

The week ahead
Mother's Day is one of the busiest restaurant days of the year. Why isn't Father's Day? What did fathers ever do to not deserve the same treat? Sure, moms are typically more nurturing and emotional. Dads might seem tougher and less sentimental, but I think they occasionally want to be pampered, too.

Coroners use volunteers to stretch dollars
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Keith Plexico was all set to spend the week after Christmas with his family when a plane crashed in Spartanburg County and his pager buzzed.

Summer in Athens

Higher aspirations
ATLANTA - For two decades, Ralph Reed made his mark as a political operator by helping other candidates win elections. Now he will learn if he can win one for himself.

School board rejects parental permission for school clubs rule

Across Georgia

Correction

The week ahead

Potential loss upsets doctors

New law may block bid by late builders
The fury that Columbia County residents have been feeling about the Furys Ferry Road project is starting to trickle down to lawmakers.

Charleston base recruitment meets Air Force Reserve goal
CHARLESTON, S.C. - While military recruiting offices around the nation are having a tough time reaching goals to enlist newcomers, Charleston Air Force Base already has met this fiscal year's goal for the Air Force Reserve.

Coroners use volunteers to stretch dollars

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Recovering tradition

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Susu Franklin, 13, of Augusta.

Corruption isn't always a federal case

Wine ceremony honors those who died during slave trade
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The thumping of African drums. The harmony of steadily tapping feet. The chirping of insects in nearby grassland. The rippling of water in the harbor.

Higher aspirations

Across the area

Michael Jackson not guilty on all counts

Five questions with Charles Caruso
Augustan Charles Caruso is a father of four. His children are Joanna, 18; Kelly, 14; Paul, 11; and Aaron, 8. Father's Day is Sunday.

Drug trafficker gets 35-year term
A former FBI Top 10 fugitive who ran a multimillion-dollar international drug trafficking operation was sentenced in Augusta on Monday to 35 years in prison.

Georgia Army Guard hits recruiting target

Thieves now use phones to steal
STATESBORO, Ga. - Maj. Mark Cauley might be the picture of responsibility.

The week ahead
Mother's Day is one of the busiest restaurant days of the year. Why isn't Father's Day? What did fathers ever do to not deserve the same treat? Sure, moms are typically more nurturing and emotional. Dads might seem tougher and less sentimental, but I think they occasionally want to be pampered, too.

Summer in Athens
ATHENS, Ga. - Ever since he was a little boy, Timothy Page has wanted to be a Bulldog.

School secretary was there from beginning
AIKEN - East Aiken Elementary has stood on Old Wagener Road for 34 years.

Superintendent will get same annual evaluation
Columbia County Schools Superintendent Tommy Price undergoes his annual evaluation today in a closed session of the school board.

Across the area
A McDuffie County man was killed late Saturday when he was struck by a train, officials said.

Potential loss upsets doctors
Augusta physicians lamented the potential demise of St. Joseph Hospital for its nurturing atmosphere and easy access and predicted a migration of physicians and patients to University Hospital should it close.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Child's killer pleads guilty
If someday a court finds that William "Junior" Downs' murder conviction and death sentence in South Carolina should be thrown out, his guilty plea in Richmond County Superior Court on Monday should ensure he never has a chance to rape and murder another child.

It's a grand old day to honor Old Glory
Unless it's raining, Claude Andrews follows a daily routine that involves raising the American flag each weekday morning at the pole outside the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building.

Children need running start at living healthy, study says
If he is ever going to follow his idol LeBron James into the NBA, 9-year-old Kahlige Fleglar knows he has to keep up his daily practice.

I wouldn't be where I am without Deep Throat
When word broke recently that Deep Throat at last had been identified, I was overjoyed. It wasn't the long-held identity that thrilled me, simply that he was a real, live person.

I wouldn't be where I am without Deep Throat
When word broke recently that Deep Throat at last had been identified, I was overjoyed. It wasn't the long-held identity that thrilled me, simply that he was a real, live person.

'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' tops weekend box office
LOS ANGELES - Off-screen couple or not, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had enough on-screen chemistry to lift their assassin tale "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" to a robust $51 million opening weekend.

Bale takes dark knight to the edge in new 'Batman'
LOS ANGELES - Leave it to fringe actor Christian Bale to play a superhero on the fringe.

Spielberg says time is right for 'War of the Worlds'
TOKYO - Steven Spielberg says the days when movie audiences sympathize with a lovable alien such as E.T. may be over.

'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' tops weekend box office
LOS ANGELES - Off-screen couple or not, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had enough on-screen chemistry to lift their assassin tale "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" to a robust $51 million opening weekend.

Spielberg says time is right for 'War of the Worlds'

Spielberg says time is right for 'War of the Worlds'
TOKYO - Steven Spielberg says the days when movie audiences sympathize with a lovable alien such as E.T. may be over.

Bale takes dark knight to the edge in new 'Batman'

Bale takes dark knight to the edge in new 'Batman'
LOS ANGELES - Leave it to fringe actor Christian Bale to play a superhero on the fringe.

'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' tops weekend box office

Pink Floyd to re-form for Live 8 concert

Destiny's Child announces split to MTV News

Destiny's Child announces split to MTV News
NEW YORK - Staying together was not part of Destiny's Child's destiny - the multiplatinum group is splitting up.

Pink Floyd to re-form for Live 8 concert
LONDON - Organizers of the London Live 8 concert said Sunday that the members of the British rock band Pink Floyd would perform at the July event for the first time in more than two decades.

Pink Floyd to re-form for Live 8 concert
LONDON - Organizers of the London Live 8 concert said Sunday that the members of the British rock band Pink Floyd would perform at the July event for the first time in more than two decades.

Destiny's Child announces split to MTV News
NEW YORK - Staying together was not part of Destiny's Child's destiny - the multiplatinum group is splitting up.

Danica learns some hard lessons at Texas

Danica learns some hard lessons at Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas - Danica Patrick is learning some hard lessons.

Youth is key for Edwards
LONG POND, Pa. - At 25, Carl Edwards was too young to know Pocono Raceway is supposed to be one of the most-difficult tracks on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series circuit.

Youth is key for Edwards

Waltrip wasn't sure how well he finished
LONG POND, Pa. - After a record-setting qualifying lap, Michael Waltrip ran well Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

Drivers infuriated by tire blowouts
LONG POND, Pa. - NASCAR's rules that essentially ended the practice of shifting on the mile-long straightaway were considered a success because only one car in Sunday's Pocono 500 had engine or transmission failure.

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.

Youth is key for Edwards
LONG POND, Pa. - At 25, Carl Edwards was too young to know Pocono Raceway is supposed to be one of the most-difficult tracks on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series circuit.

Drivers infuriated by tire blowouts
LONG POND, Pa. - NASCAR's rules that essentially ended the practice of shifting on the mile-long straightaway were considered a success because only one car in Sunday's Pocono 500 had engine or transmission failure.

Waltrip wasn't sure how well he finished
LONG POND, Pa. - After a record-setting qualifying lap, Michael Waltrip ran well Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

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.

Edwards wins at Pocono

Waltrip wasn't sure how well he finished

Danica learns some hard lessons at Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas - Danica Patrick is learning some hard lessons.

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.

Drivers infuriated by tire blowouts

Spurs take Game 2

Spurs take Game 2
SAN ANTONIO - Two steps quicker, two games ahead.

Spurs take Game 2
SAN ANTONIO - Two steps quicker, two games ahead.

Tovey takes game home to Australia
Augusta State's most promising men's basketball player is leaving school after one season.

Tovey takes game home to Australia
Augusta State's most promising men's basketball player is leaving school after one season.

Colorado wins ArenaBowl

Mr. Ronald Hardeman    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Cheatham    (TEANECK, N.J.)

Ms. Lorna E. Bell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Scruggs Jolley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Clara Sims    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Cheatham    (TEANECK, N.J.)

Chaplain Gerald Mangham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Edward Williams    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Willoughby    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sheila Williford    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Talmadge McMillan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. America Kaylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Emmie Jones    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Odessa Devoe    (SHELBY, N.C.)

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

Miss Mary Beth Winston    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sheila Williford    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Odessa Devoe    (SHELBY, N.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Scruggs Jolley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeannette Clifton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Sims    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Miss Mary Beth Winston    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Samuel Grubbs    (HILDA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Henry Philpot, III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Charles H. Lewis, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Evelyn B. Francis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clyde Edwards Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. George Dixon, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeannette Clifton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Jeannette Clifton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Lewis, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Arnold    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. America Kaylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Hardeman    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Evelyn B. Francis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. George Dixon, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Chaplain Gerald Mangham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lorna E. Bell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Minnie Arnold    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Miss Emmie Jones    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Willoughby    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Clyde Edwards Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Williams    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeannette Clifton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Samuel Grubbs    (HILDA, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Henry Philpot, III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Talmadge McMillan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Talmadge McMillan (AIKEN, S.C.)

Miss Emmie Jones (NORWOOD, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Evelyn B. Francis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. George Dixon, Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Chaplain Gerald Mangham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Cheatham (TEANECK, N.J.)

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

Mrs. Minnie Arnold (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

Miss Mary Beth Winston (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Clyde Edwards Lamb (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sheila Williford (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Henry Philpot, III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Lewis, Sr. (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen M. Brown (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. America Kaylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Willoughby (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeannette Clifton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Edward Williams (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Ronald Hardeman (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Odessa Devoe (SHELBY, N.C.)

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

Mrs. Clara Sims (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen M. Brown (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeannette Clifton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sarah Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luis Lopez (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lorna E. Bell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Scruggs Jolley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. David Samuel Grubbs (HILDA, S.C.)

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

Overtime

Requiem for a heavyweight

Overtime

Overtime
In Jekyll Island, Ga., The Augusta Chronicle won 11 awards in Division I on Saturday night at the Georgia Sports Writers Association convention.

Roddick wins third straight Queen's title
LONDON - Andy Roddick won his third consecutive title at Queen's on Sunday, defeating 6-foot-10 Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4) to join Lleyton Hewitt and John McEnroe as the only players to win this Wimbledon tuneup three straight times.

Overtime
South Carolina's games against Alabama and Georgia will be televised nationally, Southeastern Conference officials announced Monday.

Overtime
In Jekyll Island, Ga., The Augusta Chronicle won 11 awards in Division I on Saturday night at the Georgia Sports Writers Association convention.

Requiem for a heavyweight
WASHINGTON - Mike Tyson was sprawled on the canvas, his head stuck oddly between the first and second ropes. Kevin McBride had shoved him down and now he sat there, trying to contemplate whether to get up.

Requiem for a heavyweight
WASHINGTON - Mike Tyson was sprawled on the canvas, his head stuck oddly between the first and second ropes. Kevin McBride had shoved him down and now he sat there, trying to contemplate whether to get up.

Overtime
South Carolina's games against Alabama and Georgia will be televised nationally, Southeastern Conference officials announced Monday.

Federer wins Halle title to extend streak
HALLE, Germany - Roger Federer beat a racket-slamming Marat Safin 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4 Sunday to win the Gerry Weber Open for the third year in a row. The top-ranked Swiss captured his 20th straight ATP final and 29th straight match on grass courts.

Colorado wins ArenaBowl
LAS VEGAS - Clay Rush kicked a 20-yard field goal as time expired to give the Colorado Crush a 51-48 victory over the Georgia Force on Sunday in the ArenaBowl.

Colorado wins ArenaBowl
LAS VEGAS - Clay Rush kicked a 20-yard field goal as time expired to give the Colorado Crush a 51-48 victory over the Georgia Force on Sunday in the ArenaBowl.

Pope to hold special audience with children
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday he will lead a special gathering with children at the Vatican in October.

Pope to hold special audience with children
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday he will lead a special gathering with children at the Vatican in October.

Deb and Stella give the 411 on 'Nanny 911'

Deb and Stella give the 411 on 'Nanny 911'
NEW YORK - The parenting "commandments" that Deborah Carroll and Stella Reid preach on TV's "Nanny 911" are really commonsense tips that anyone should be able to follow.

Tucker Carlson starts own MSNBC show

Tucker Carlson starts own MSNBC show
NEW YORK - With the real Tucker Carlson sitting beside him in a conference room, MSNBC chief Rick Kaplan grumbles at something the televised Tucker Carlson says on a taped run-through of the new prime-time talk show "The Situation."

'Queer As Folk' makes final season count
LOS ANGELES - An unexpectedly cold breeze swept the hotel's poolside cafe where writer-producers Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman were discussing their Showtime series "Queer as Folk."

Tucker Carlson starts own MSNBC show
NEW YORK - With the real Tucker Carlson sitting beside him in a conference room, MSNBC chief Rick Kaplan grumbles at something the televised Tucker Carlson says on a taped run-through of the new prime-time talk show "The Situation."

Deb and Stella give the 411 on 'Nanny 911'
NEW YORK - The parenting "commandments" that Deborah Carroll and Stella Reid preach on TV's "Nanny 911" are really commonsense tips that anyone should be able to follow.

Michael Jackson cleared on all counts

Jurors say they were bothered by mother

Residents in Jackson's hometown celebrate

People in the News

Michael Jackson's strange, sad descent

People in the News

Prom photos
Well, the prom season has come and gone, and here are the final pictures for the year. You can see more online at augustachronicle.com/xtreme.

Plan something fun with estranged friend
This week's problem (from 17-year-old): I've been best friends with the same person since I moved into my current school system six years ago. We've been "two peas in a pod" for a while now, but she has a very serious boyfriend of more than a year.

Prom photos
Well, the prom season has come and gone, and here are the final pictures for the year. You can see more online at augustachronicle.com/xtreme.

Prom photos

My style
THE FACTS: Ternisha Hood, 15, a rising sophomore at Strom Thurmond High School

Plan something fun with estranged friend

Xtreme calendar
SIT RIGHT: The Safe Sitter program is registering boys and girls age 11-13 for its July 29-30 classes. Learn the basic lifesaving and safety techniques necessary to be a good baby sitter. Classes will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road in Evans. The cost is $50. Attendance is limited to 14. Call Rene Hopkins at 721-7606.

Xtreme calendar

Question of the week
Q: How cool are summer sports leagues?

Scholastic summer

Scholastic summer
School's out, but that doesn't mean that every student has taken a vacation. Some teens are trading lazy summer days on the couch for lessons inside classrooms.

Question of the week
Q: How cool are summer sports leagues?

Xtreme calendar
SIT RIGHT: The Safe Sitter program is registering boys and girls age 11-13 for its July 29-30 classes. Learn the basic lifesaving and safety techniques necessary to be a good baby sitter. Classes will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road in Evans. The cost is $50. Attendance is limited to 14. Call Rene Hopkins at 721-7606.

Plan something fun with estranged friend
This week's problem (from 17-year-old): I've been best friends with the same person since I moved into my current school system six years ago. We've been "two peas in a pod" for a while now, but she has a very serious boyfriend of more than a year.

Question of the week

My style
THE FACTS: Ternisha Hood, 15, a rising sophomore at Strom Thurmond High School

Scholastic summer
School's out, but that doesn't mean that every student has taken a vacation. Some teens are trading lazy summer days on the couch for lessons inside classrooms.

My style

Odds and Ends

Complaints flood Indonesian President's phone

Arlene makes landfall, but fizzles out

Pope to hold special audience with children