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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Johnson finds swing for Atlanta

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Morgan Stanley CEO Purcell says he plans to retire

Justices reject appeals on media ownership

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.

OPEC concedes it must do something to temper oil prices

Gas prices continue to fall, although pace has slowed

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.

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

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

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

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

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
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.

Tovey takes game home to Australia

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

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.

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
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 justice

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.

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

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.

Awaiting St. Joseph's fate

The Sitcom Diet

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 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.

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.

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.

The entertainment top five
The top five entertainment list.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Report: Paris Hilton plans to retire in two years

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

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

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.

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.

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

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
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.

Fresh approach to summer grilling pairs fish and fruit

Lemonade and fruit syrups make cool drinks

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

A simple, red onion chili recipe

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

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.

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.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Upcoming events

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

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.

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

USC Aiken pair stick together for tourney

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.

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.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

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.

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
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

Plotting his course

Pinehurst No. 2's charm lies around its greens

USGA unveils flag with Stewart's image

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.

Golf's best share major competition

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.

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.

Olympics on the links?

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Bush presidency was clear mistake

Put death toll in right perspective

Next mayor needs certain traits

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

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

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

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

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

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

Study challenges 12-hour window for heart attack treatment

U.S. to revamp biometric passport standards

After an eight-year hiatus, Batman returns

Health calendar

Is marijuana for medical use a friend or a foe?

Seniors calendar

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

School board rejects parental permission for school clubs rule

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

Democratic chief raps GOP efforts

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

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.

News you can use

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kid of the Day

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use

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

Board combines schools

Drug trafficker gets 35-year term

Career programs will target middle schools

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.

County reports rise in cases

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.

Felon with shotgun arrested at law enforcement center

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.

Paralysis lightens sentence

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.

Board will set usage costs of arts center

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.

Across South Carolina

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina

Foster parents help pets find happy home

Copenhaver to run for mayor

Across the Southeast

Kid of the Day

Potential juror is arrested

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.

Hopeful shares vision for city

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.

Rotting tree falls on cars, injuring two

Potential loss upsets doctors

Across Georgia

Across Georgia

Public can comment on river water issues

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

Board plans traffic route

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
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Across the area

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."

Fence may go around court

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.

St. Joseph could be closing

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.

Thieves now use phones to steal

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.

Child's killer pleads guilty

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.

Early voting begins on bond issues

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Summer in Athens

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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Limits put on city bus tours

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.

Officer accused in shooting is on leave

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.

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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.

It's a grand old day to honor Old Glory

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."

New law may block bid by late builders

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Club permission rule rejected

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

After an eight-year hiatus, Batman returns

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.

Experts say Jackson could make a comeback

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

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

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'
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'

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.

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.

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

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.

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."

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.

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

Mrs. Linda Rainey Cliett    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Laura Goins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Willoughby    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. America Kaylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mary Lou Garnto    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. America Kaylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Ronald Hardeman    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Mary Lou Garnto    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Odessa Devoe    (SHELBY, N.C.)

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

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

Miss Mary Beth Winston    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Morris    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Miss Mary Beth Winston    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Dr. Tom M. Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. America Kaylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jeannette Clifton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Goins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lorna E. Bell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Minnie Arnold    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Skinner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eula Morris    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bryant Thomas    (GRAHAM, N.C.)

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

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene H. Orwat    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Minnie Arnold    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Willoughby    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bryant Thomas    (GRAHAM, N.C.)

Dr. Tom M. Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ernest Skinner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Odessa Devoe    (SHELBY, N.C.)

Mrs. Linda Rainey Cliett    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Ms. Lorna E. Bell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Hardeman    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. America Kaylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Linda Rainey Cliett (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. America Kaylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luis Lopez (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Goins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mary Lou Garnto (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Willoughby (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Mamie Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Ronald Hardeman (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Frances Blackmon (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Arnold (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. America Kaylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Jeannette Clifton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Sarah Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Mary Beth Winston (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Morris (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ernest Skinner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Overtime

Overtime

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

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'
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'

Report: Paris Hilton plans to retire in two years

People in the News

Residents in Jackson's hometown celebrate

People in the News

Jurors say they were bothered by mother

Michael Jackson's strange, sad descent

Experts say Jackson could make a comeback

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.

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.

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?

Scholastic summer

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.

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.

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

Xtreme calendar

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?

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.

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

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.

Woman wins second million-dollar lottery

Complaints flood Indonesian President's phone

Odds and Ends