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.

Keep vacation diary for future defense

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.\r\n

Woman wins second million-dollar lottery
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Some people seem to have all the luck. Just ask Donna Goeppert.

Woman wins second million-dollar lottery
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Some people seem to have all the luck. Just ask Donna Goeppert.

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.

Johnson finds swing for Atlanta
ARLINGTON, Texas - Atlanta Braves rookie Kelly Johnson apparently just needed to come home to get his career kick-started.

Atlanta bullied in Lone Star state

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

Johnson finds swing for Atlanta

Johnson finds swing for Atlanta
ARLINGTON, Texas - Atlanta Braves rookie Kelly Johnson apparently just needed to come home to get his career kick-started.

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

Center to seek biotech surge
Five years after its creation, the Georgia Medical Center Authority might finally start carrying out its mission: bringing biotech companies to Augusta.

Gas prices continue to fall, although pace has slowed

OPEC concedes it must do something to temper oil prices
VIENNA, Austria - With its clout and credibility at stake, OPEC leaders said Tuesday they will attempt to lower soaring oil prices by raising the cartel's production target.

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

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

OPEC concedes it must do something to temper oil prices

Hospital to eliminate staff, beds
State officials are reducing employment at Augusta's East Central Regional Hospital by 110 at the end of June.

Center to seek biotech surge

Wholesale prices drop 0.6 percent in May
WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices plunged 0.6 percent in May, the biggest decline in more than two years, as the cost of both energy and food retreated.

Morgan Stanley CEO Purcell says he plans to retire

Justices reject appeals on media ownership

Wholesale prices drop 0.6 percent in May
WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices plunged 0.6 percent in May, the biggest decline in more than two years, as the cost of both energy and food retreated.

OPEC concedes it must do something to temper oil prices
VIENNA, Austria - With its clout and credibility at stake, OPEC leaders said Tuesday they will attempt to lower soaring oil prices by raising the cartel's production target.

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.

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.

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.

Wholesale prices drop 0.6 percent in May

Center to seek biotech surge
Five years after its creation, the Georgia Medical Center Authority might finally start carrying out its mission: bringing biotech companies to Augusta.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on June 15, 2005.

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
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.

Baylor's Sepulveda honored at gala

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

Awaiting St. Joseph's fate
St. Joseph Hospital's closure, or a severe cutback in its services, would be a painful loss for the Augusta area, not only in terms of health care and services, but also to the local economy.

Awaiting St. Joseph's fate

The Sitcom Diet

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.

Apology is overdue

Genuine justice
Crimes against a child. A defendant has his day in court. Now, it's all over, with justice being served.

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.

Awaiting St. Joseph's fate
St. Joseph Hospital's closure, or a severe cutback in its services, would be a painful loss for the Augusta area, not only in terms of health care and services, but also to the local economy.

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.

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 justice

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.

Genuine justice
Crimes against a child. A defendant has his day in court. Now, it's all over, with justice being served.

People in the News
VENTURA, Calif. - The ex-wife of the late Artie Shaw is suing the bandleader's estate, claiming Shaw owed her $150,000 when he died nearly six months ago.

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.

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.

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.

Experts say Jackson could make a comeback
NEW YORK - Michael Jackson's career has been declared dead before.

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
VENTURA, Calif. - The ex-wife of the late Artie Shaw is suing the bandleader's estate, claiming Shaw owed her $150,000 when he died nearly six months ago.

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

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

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.

Kylie Minogue says she has 'long road ahead'
MELBOURNE, Australia - Kylie Minogue has thanked her fans for their support since she was diagnosed with breast cancer, saying she'll have more treatment when she returns to Europe.

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.

Report: Paris Hilton plans to retire in two years

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.

The entertainment top five
The top five entertainment list.

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.

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.

Experts say Jackson could make a comeback
NEW YORK - Michael Jackson's career has been declared dead before.

Report: Paris Hilton plans to retire in two years

A simple, red onion chili recipe

Fresh approach to summer grilling pairs fish and fruit
George Reis, chef-owner of Ocean restaurant, Birmingham, Ala., is an enthusiastic champion of grilling fish and fruit as a refreshing twist on summer dining. With the home cook in mind, he's worked out some easy and visually appealing combinations of seasonal fruit and fresh seafood.

Lemonade and fruit syrups make cool drinks
A simple variation on a classic theme can be a welcome refresher on a hot, thirsty day. Lemonade and other fruit flavors mix and match pleasantly. Trying out different combinations can be as easy as filling a glass or pitcher with your basic cool drinks and adding a splash or two of fruit syrup. Don't forget to add a berry or two, or mint leaves, for garnish.

Make a low-fat meatloaf with herbs, veggies and turkey

Make a low-fat meatloaf with herbs, veggies and turkey
Meatloaf isn't something you usually think of as a low-fat or healthy diet-type dish. Turns out it was just waiting for a makeover to emerge in a new light.

Lemonade and fruit syrups make cool drinks

A simple, red onion chili recipe
CONCORD, N.H. - It started as a simple experiment. What would happen if I took a melon baller to an onion?

Fresh approach to summer grilling pairs fish and fruit

Fresh approach to summer grilling pairs fish and fruit
George Reis, chef-owner of Ocean restaurant, Birmingham, Ala., is an enthusiastic champion of grilling fish and fruit as a refreshing twist on summer dining. With the home cook in mind, he's worked out some easy and visually appealing combinations of seasonal fruit and fresh seafood.

Lemonade and fruit syrups make cool drinks
A simple variation on a classic theme can be a welcome refresher on a hot, thirsty day. Lemonade and other fruit flavors mix and match pleasantly. Trying out different combinations can be as easy as filling a glass or pitcher with your basic cool drinks and adding a splash or two of fruit syrup. Don't forget to add a berry or two, or mint leaves, for garnish.

Quick and easy grilled mustard-pepper strip steaks
What makes a good meal to enjoy with family and friends al fresco at this season? Let's start with a main dish that doesn't take too much time and work. Let's also throw in that this centerpiece should be an easy-to-find standard, given a tasty presentation.

A simple, red onion chili recipe
CONCORD, N.H. - It started as a simple experiment. What would happen if I took a melon baller to an onion?\r\n

Make a low-fat meatloaf with herbs, veggies and turkey
Meatloaf isn't something you usually think of as a low-fat or healthy diet-type dish. Turns out it was just waiting for a makeover to emerge in a new light.

Augusta's trainer works to ensure all-stars' safety
Jeff Shanley will feel the weight of seven athletic trainers while he's taking care of the Southern Division players at the South Atlantic League All-Star Game at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Augusta's trainer works to ensure all-stars' safety
Jeff Shanley will feel the weight of seven athletic trainers while he's taking care of the Southern Division players at the South Atlantic League All-Star Game at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

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

USGA unveils flag with Stewart's image

Plotting his course
Tommy Carpenter has a long-range plan in golf, and it doesn't include playing on the Regions Cup amateur golf tournament series anymore.

Plotting his course
Tommy Carpenter has a long-range plan in golf, and it doesn't include playing on the Regions Cup amateur golf tournament series anymore.

Olympics on the links?

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

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

Golf's best share major competition
PINEHURST, N.C. - The 21st-century trash talking is heating up. Somebody is finally stepping up and challenging Tiger Woods and his grandiose goals.

Upcoming events

Golf's best share major competition
PINEHURST, N.C. - The 21st-century trash talking is heating up. Somebody is finally stepping up and challenging Tiger Woods and his grandiose goals.

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

USGA unveils flag with Stewart's image
PINEHURST, N.C. - Payne Stewart's victory in the 1999 U.S. Open already is commemorated with a statue at Pinehurst's famed No. 2 course, showing him pumping his fist in celebration after his winning putt.

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.

USGA unveils flag with Stewart's image
PINEHURST, N.C. - Payne Stewart's victory in the 1999 U.S. Open already is commemorated with a statue at Pinehurst's famed No. 2 course, showing him pumping his fist in celebration after his winning putt.

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.

Pinehurst No. 2's charm lies around its greens

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.

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.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

USC Aiken pair stick together for tourney

USC Aiken pair stick together for tourney
Dane Burkhart might have been the second-happiest person last Tuesday when he learned Scott Brown made the field as a late entrant into today's Monroe Invitational.

Golf's best share major competition

USC Aiken pair stick together for tourney
Dane Burkhart might have been the second-happiest person last Tuesday when he learned Scott Brown made the field as a late entrant into today's Monroe Invitational.

Plotting his course

Augusta's trainer works to ensure all-stars' safety

Onion tart makes most of Vidalias
When Vidalia onions hit the supermarkets and produce stands, I stock up and look for creative ways to enjoy Georgia's sweet onions. One way the onions appear on my dinner table is in this week's recipe for Vidalia Onion-Asiago Tart. The tart combines caramelized Vidalias with a creamy custard and Asiago cheese topped off with some ripe tomato slices and then baked.

Onion tart makes most of Vidalias
When Vidalia onions hit the supermarkets and produce stands, I stock up and look for creative ways to enjoy Georgia's sweet onions. One way the onions appear on my dinner table is in this week's recipe for Vidalia Onion-Asiago Tart. The tart combines caramelized Vidalias with a creamy custard and Asiago cheese topped off with some ripe tomato slices and then baked.

Onion tart makes most of Vidalias

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.

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.

Felon with shotgun arrested at law enforcement center
Police arrested a 39-year-old felon Tuesday after he tried to enter the Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center with a loaded shotgun.

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.

Next mayor needs certain traits

Put death toll in right perspective
A headline on the MSN Web site recently said, "U.S. death toll in Iraq surges; over 1,700 dead since the war began."Ken Manfredi, Evans

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

Put death toll in right perspective

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

Bush presidency was clear mistake

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

Put death toll in right perspective
A headline on the MSN Web site recently said, "U.S. death toll in Iraq surges; over 1,700 dead since the war began." Ken Manfredi, Evans

Doves on the left just don't get it

Next mayor needs certain traits
There is not enough room in this letter to list all of the irresponsible decisions George W. Bush has made since he stole the White House. Paul L. Cook, Augusta

Bush presidency was clear mistake
If I had to rate President Bush's press conference May 31, I would have to rate it pathetic - and that's being kind.Carroll C. Kenny, Martinez

Bush presidency was clear mistake
If I had to rate President Bush's press conference May 31, I would have to rate it pathetic - and that's being kind. Carroll C. Kenny, Martinez

Next mayor needs certain traits
There is not enough room in this letter to list all of the irresponsible decisions George W. Bush has made since he stole the White House.Paul L. Cook, Augusta

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

Seniors calendar

After an eight-year hiatus, Batman returns

Is marijuana for medical use a friend or a foe?

Study challenges 12-hour window for heart attack treatment

Health calendar

U.S. to revamp biometric passport standards

U.S. to revamp biometric passport standards
WASHINGTON - Acknowledging international concerns, the United States will revamp its biometric passport requirements to make it easier for foreign travelers from friendly nations to enter the country without a visa, The Associated Press has learned.

U.S. to revamp biometric passport standards
WASHINGTON - Acknowledging international concerns, the United States will revamp its biometric passport requirements to make it easier for foreign travelers from friendly nations to enter the country without a visa, The Associated Press has learned.

After an eight-year hiatus, Batman returns
In between Christopher Reeve's heroic Superman in 1978 and Tobey Maguire's high-flying Spider-Man in 2002, there was Batman.

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.

After an eight-year hiatus, Batman returns
In between Christopher Reeve's heroic Superman in 1978 and Tobey Maguire's high-flying Spider-Man in 2002, there was Batman.

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.

Study challenges 12-hour window for heart attack treatment
CHICAGO - A provocative new study challenges the notion that heart attack victims have only 12 hours in which to undergo an artery-clearing angioplasty.

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.

Study challenges 12-hour window for heart attack treatment
CHICAGO - A provocative new study challenges the notion that heart attack victims have only 12 hours in which to undergo an artery-clearing angioplasty.

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

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.

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

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.

Democratic chief raps GOP efforts
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Taking to the road with what may be a Democratic campaign theme next year, state party Chairman Bobby Kahn accused Republicans of "an assault on open government."

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Officer accused in shooting is on leave

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

Potential juror is arrested

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 Southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - All Medicaid prescriptions for erectile-dysfunction drugs such as Viagra have been halted in North Carolina while the state figures out how to prevent sex offenders from getting the drug through the government health insurance program.

Across the area
A week after being honored for his efforts at training prosecutors, assistant District Attorney Michael S. Carlson is no longer employed with the district attorney's office.

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

Across the Southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - All Medicaid prescriptions for erectile-dysfunction drugs such as Viagra have been halted in North Carolina while the state figures out how to prevent sex offenders from getting the drug through the government health insurance program.

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.

Drug trafficker gets 35-year term

County reports rise in cases

Board combines schools
AIKEN - Aiken County school board members paved the way Tuesday night for more troubled pupils to salvage their education.

Rotting tree falls on cars, injuring two

Board plans traffic route
A request by developers at Riverwood Plantation to reroute all school traffic onto a planned road next to the Greenbrier schools complex received negative support from the Columbia County school board at a Tuesday meeting.

Board plans traffic route
A request by developers at Riverwood Plantation to reroute all school traffic onto a planned road next to the Greenbrier schools complex received negative support from the Columbia County school board at a Tuesday meeting.

Hopeful shares vision for city
Deke Copenhaver says he's tired of being asked why Augusta's not "bursting at the seams," which is the reason the political newcomer is making a bid to become mayor.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Circuit Judge Reginald Lloyd will be tapped by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham as South Carolina's first black U.S. attorney since Reconstruction, sources close to Mr. Graham told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Rotting tree falls on cars, injuring two
Two people went to the hospital Tuesday after an oak tree unexpectedly collapsed across two cars traveling along Kissingbower Road.

Career programs will target middle schools
A plan to improve career and technology education in Columbia County will primarily target middle schools, a special committee of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce said at a meeting Tuesday.

Paralysis lightens sentence
WAYCROSS, Ga. - A former Ware County schools bookkeeper was sentenced Monday to 15 years of probation for stealing about $166,000 in high school student activity funds.

Foster parents help pets find happy home
Without Tiffany Massey's loving care, Sophia, a brown and black-spotted Walker hound, and her four puppies might have been five more unwanted animals euthanized at an animal shelter.

County reports rise in cases
Richmond County schools saw a surge in disciplinary tribunals in the 2004-05 school year.

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

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.

Democratic chief raps GOP efforts

Public can comment on river water issues

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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

Felon with shotgun arrested at law enforcement center

Across the area

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.

News you can use

Potential loss upsets doctors

Rotting tree falls on cars, injuring two
Two people went to the hospital Tuesday after an oak tree unexpectedly collapsed across two cars traveling along Kissingbower Road.

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day
Makenzie Skye Tullis is today's Kid of the Day.

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

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.

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.

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.

Paralysis lightens sentence

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.

Career programs will target middle schools

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.

Hopeful shares vision for city
Deke Copenhaver says he's tired of being asked why Augusta's not "bursting at the seams," which is the reason the political newcomer is making a bid to become mayor.

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

Board combines schools
AIKEN - Aiken County school board members paved the way Tuesday night for more troubled pupils to salvage their education.

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

Across the area
A week after being honored for his efforts at training prosecutors, assistant District Attorney Michael S. Carlson is no longer employed with the district attorney's office.

Correction

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

Limits put on city bus tours

Club permission rule rejected
ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Education rejected a rule that would require pupils to get parental permission before joining most school clubs, defying the expectations of some observers and paving the way for a political battle over the rights of parents and children.

School board rejects parental permission for school clubs rule

Potential juror is arrested
Accused of trying to threaten his way out of being on a jury, one Hephzibah man might have to face one as a defendant for allegedly intimidating a court clerk.

New law may block bid by late builders

Felon with shotgun arrested at law enforcement center
Police arrested a 39-year-old felon Tuesday after he tried to enter the Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center with a loaded shotgun.

Across Georgia

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Club permission rule rejected

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.

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.

It's a grand old day to honor Old Glory

Rants and Raves
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Summer in Athens

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Early voting begins on bond issues

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.

Child's killer pleads guilty

Hopeful shares vision for city

Copenhaver to run for mayor

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.

Thieves now use phones to steal

Across Georgia

News you can use

Board will set usage costs of arts center

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

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.

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.

Public can comment on river water issues
A first-of-its-kind conference on regional water issues - including who will have access to the Savannah River's valuable water supply - will be held in Columbia County next week, with opportunities for the public to attend.

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Board will set usage costs of arts center
The stage has been set. Now all that's needed is a final vote by the Columbia County Board of Commissioners on recommended costs for use of a new performing arts center being built in Evans.

Kid of the Day

Club permission rule rejected
ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Education rejected a rule that would require pupils to get parental permission before joining most school clubs, defying the expectations of some observers and paving the way for a political battle over the rights of parents and children.

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

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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 South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Circuit Judge Reginald Lloyd will be tapped by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham as South Carolina's first black U.S. attorney since Reconstruction, sources close to Mr. Graham told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Across the area

Foster parents help pets find happy home
Without Tiffany Massey's loving care, Sophia, a brown and black-spotted Walker hound, and her four puppies might have been five more unwanted animals euthanized at an animal shelter.

Foster parents help pets find happy home

Kid of the Day
Makenzie Skye Tullis is today's Kid of the Day.

Board plans traffic route

County reports rise in cases
Richmond County schools saw a surge in disciplinary tribunals in the 2004-05 school year.

Board combines schools

Officials discuss development near lake
THOMSON - Officials from five counties around Lake Thurmond gathered at the Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport on Tuesday to discuss the potential for increasing lake tourism and the impact the airport could have on the region.

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.

Paralysis lightens sentence
WAYCROSS, Ga. - A former Ware County schools bookkeeper was sentenced Monday to 15 years of probation for stealing about $166,000 in high school student activity funds.

St. Joseph could be closing

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

Across South Carolina

Potential juror is arrested
Accused of trying to threaten his way out of being on a jury, one Hephzibah man might have to face one as a defendant for allegedly intimidating a court clerk.

Fence may go around court

Career programs will target middle schools
A plan to improve career and technology education in Columbia County will primarily target middle schools, a special committee of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce said at a meeting Tuesday.

Man dies in car crash
Jesse Booker won $200 Tuesday. He never got a chance to spend it. The Augusta man died in a one-car accident on Gordon Highway minutes after playing a winning Jumbo Bucks scratch-off ticket.

Democratic chief raps GOP efforts
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Taking to the road with what may be a Democratic campaign theme next year, state party Chairman Bobby Kahn accused Republicans of "an assault on open government."

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Across Georgia
FAYETTEVILLE - Authorities in Fayetteville spent hours trying to sweat a robbery suspect out of the hot attic space of a movie theater complex after a robbery attempt Tuesday.

Board will set usage costs of arts center
The stage has been set. Now all that's needed is a final vote by the Columbia County Board of Commissioners on recommended costs for use of a new performing arts center being built in Evans.

Public can comment on river water issues
A first-of-its-kind conference on regional water issues - including who will have access to the Savannah River's valuable water supply - will be held in Columbia County next week, with opportunities for the public to attend.

Across Georgia
FAYETTEVILLE - Authorities in Fayetteville spent hours trying to sweat a robbery suspect out of the hot attic space of a movie theater complex after a robbery attempt Tuesday.

PGA needed push to pick up the pace
PINEHURST, N.C. - It is the rarest of birds on a golf course - the boo.

PGA needed push to pick up the pace
PINEHURST, N.C. - It is the rarest of birds on a golf course - the boo.

After an eight-year hiatus, Batman returns

After an eight-year hiatus, Batman returns
In between Christopher Reeve's heroic Superman in 1978 and Tobey Maguire's high-flying Spider-Man in 2002, there was 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.

After an eight-year hiatus, Batman returns
In between Christopher Reeve's heroic Superman in 1978 and Tobey Maguire's high-flying Spider-Man in 2002, there was Batman.

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'

Experts say Jackson could make a comeback

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.

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

Experts say Jackson could make a comeback
NEW YORK - Michael Jackson's career has been declared dead before.

Experts say Jackson could make a comeback
NEW YORK - Michael Jackson's career has been declared dead before.

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.

Dwight Yoakam returns with new album, movies
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Over his 20-year career Dwight Yoakam has borrowed from rock, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and even punk to keep his country songs interesting.

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.

Dwight Yoakam returns with new album, movies
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Over his 20-year career Dwight Yoakam has borrowed from rock, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and even punk to keep his country songs interesting.

Dwight Yoakam returns with new album, movies

Destiny's Child announces split to MTV News

Phil Jackson returns to Lakers
LOS ANGELES - Phil and Kobe, together again. Phil Jackson is back with the Los Angeles Lakers following a breakup that took a year to mend, and back to coaching Kobe Bryant - a player he once called "uncoachable."

Pistons dominate Spurs, 96-79

Pistons dominate Spurs, 96-79
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Three games into the NBA Finals, the Detroit Pistons finally figured things out: With some energy and aggression, they can actually play with the San Antonio Spurs.

Pistons dominate Spurs, 96-79
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Three games into the NBA Finals, the Detroit Pistons finally figured things out: With some energy and aggression, they can actually play with the San Antonio Spurs.

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.

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

Mrs. Linda Rainey Cliett    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Nicholson, Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Minnie Arnold    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. O'Neal Salter Graves    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lorna E. Bell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Dr. Tom M. Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Miss Mary Beth Winston    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Judson R. McGahee    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeannette Clifton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Odessa Devoe    (SHELBY, N.C.)

Mrs. Dolores Reynolds    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Ernest Skinner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Hardeman    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Rainey Cliett    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. America Kaylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Lou Garnto    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Miss Ronna Joyce O'Neal    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Bryant Thomas    (GRAHAM, N.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Lucienda C. Jones    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eula Morris    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charlie Nicholson, Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Willoughby    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Bryant Thomas    (GRAHAM, N.C.)

Miss Mary Beth Winston    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. O'Neal Salter Graves    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Dolores Reynolds    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Eugene H. Orwat    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeannette Clifton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William C. Neville    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eula Morris    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Odessa Devoe    (SHELBY, N.C.)

Dr. Tom M. Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. America Kaylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Hardeman    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucienda C. Jones    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. America Kaylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Goins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Ernest Skinner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ernest M. Avery    (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Laura Goins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Ronna Joyce O'Neal    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. America Kaylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Willoughby    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Lou Garnto    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Judson R. McGahee    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Arnold    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lorna E. Bell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. William C. Neville    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene H. Orwat    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest M. Avery    (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Ernest Skinner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ernest M. Avery (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Dr. Tom M. Luckey (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

Mrs. America Kaylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Charlie Nicholson, Jr. (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. America Kaylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luis Lopez (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Eugene H. Orwat (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Mary Beth Winston (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Dolores Reynolds (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Bryant Thomas (GRAHAM, N.C.)

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

Mrs. Lucienda C. Jones (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Laura Goins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Arnold (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Rainey Cliett (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Judson R. McGahee (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Ronald Hardeman (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Morris (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Emma Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. O'Neal Salter Graves (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Blackmon (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeannette Clifton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Lou Garnto (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William C. Neville (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Ronna Joyce O'Neal (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Willoughby (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Overtime

Overtime

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

Overtime
In Charleston, S.C., Alex Requena scored on Marcus Sanders' single to center field in the 11th inning to give the GreenJackets an 8-7 win over the RiverDogs.

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

Overtime
In Charleston, S.C., Alex Requena scored on Marcus Sanders' single to center field in the 11th inning to give the GreenJackets an 8-7 win over the RiverDogs.

Price will stay with Falcons
ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Peerless Price won't be traded or released before training camp begins, but he will have to earn a starting job and a roster spot with the team, according to coach Jim Mora and general manager Rich McKay.

PGA needed push to pick up the pace

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.

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.

Report: Paris Hilton plans to retire in two years

Residents in Jackson's hometown celebrate

Experts say Jackson could make a comeback

People in the News

Michael Jackson's strange, sad descent

People in the News

Jurors say they were bothered by mother

Michael Jackson cleared on all counts

Tanner gets raise, contract extension
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina coach Ray Tanner received a raise, contract extension and a commitment from the university Tuesday that baseball would remain a top priority.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Prom photos

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.

Plan something fun with estranged friend

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

My style

Question of the week

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.

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

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

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.

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

Woman wins second million-dollar lottery

Complaints flood Indonesian President's phone

Odds and Ends