Social Canvas is set to entertain senses with musicians, artists
Augusta's getting a bigger Canvas. Encouraged by the success of January's Social Canvas multimedia event, organizers have expanded the art/music experience, which will be staged at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.

Sculptor puts his artistic twist on everyday objects
Even when he isn't drawing, Atlanta artist Andrew T. Crawford recognizes pencil potential in his work.

Sculptor puts his artistic twist on everyday objects
Even when he isn't drawing, Atlanta artist Andrew T. Crawford recognizes pencil potential in his work.

Sculptor puts his artistic twist on everyday objects

Social Canvas is set to entertain senses with musicians, artists

Social Canvas is set to entertain senses with musicians, artists
Augusta's getting a bigger Canvas. Encouraged by the success of January's Social Canvas multimedia event, organizers have expanded the art/music experience, which will be staged at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.

Tigers dominate Padres, 8-2
DETROIT - Placido Polanco had three hits and three RBIs, and the Detroit Tigers ended Adam Eaton's eight-game winning streak with an 8-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.

Tigers dominate Padres, 8-2
DETROIT - Placido Polanco had three hits and three RBIs, and the Detroit Tigers ended Adam Eaton's eight-game winning streak with an 8-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.

Tigers dominate Padres, 8-2

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.

Johnson finds swing for Atlanta

Rangers pound rookies
ARLINGTON, Texas - In search of the perfect illustration of the Atlanta Braves' current youthful navet?

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

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

OPEC concedes it must do something to temper oil prices

Solo plant's manager retires after 25 years

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.

Three Eckerds will close
The owner of the Eckerd drug store chain said it will close three area stores later this year because of poor profitability at the locations.

Solo plant's manager retires after 25 years
When Brett McGuire took the reigns at the former Sweetheart Cup factory on Wrightsboro Road, the plant was on the verge of a permanent shutdown.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Solo plant's manager retires after 25 years
When Brett McGuire took the reigns at the former Sweetheart Cup factory on Wrightsboro Road, the plant was on the verge of a permanent shutdown.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on June 15, 2005.

Harbin's common sense
Georgia state Rep. Ben Harbin is on to something with his plan to research and write "common sense" legislation that would ban contractors who have fallen behind in their current projects from bidding on new ones.

Awaiting St. Joseph's fate

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

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.

Talks provide hope
On the surface, parts of Iraq are still being wracked by terrorist attacks that run up the death and injury toll daily. Yet, beneath the surface, things are happening to provide some hope that peace could be on the horizon.

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.

Talks provide hope
On the surface, parts of Iraq are still being wracked by terrorist attacks that run up the death and injury toll daily. Yet, beneath the surface, things are happening to provide some hope that peace could be on the horizon.

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

Genuine justice

Talks provide hope

'Guild Wars' offers cut-throat battles
The biggest drawback to massive multiplayer online games is that they consume way too much time.

Spotted
Shaunda Tucker (from left), Marietta Elliotte and Siri Mobley work the registration table at the Whole Life Ministries Family Fun Fair. Below, Lisa Alexander (from left), Bobbie Mercier and Sabrina Hester Harris conduct health screenings at the fair.

Club calendar
Here's a list of entertainment at Aiken-Augusta nightclubs.

Gallery calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903

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

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903

Gallery calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903

Concert calendar
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

Stuff to do
HITCH (COLUMBIA TRISTAR, $28.95): Will Smith is likable as Hitch the Date Doctor, a professional romantic consultant who tries to coach hapless cases such as Albert (Kevin James) in the art of getting a woman's attention and inspiring her affection.

A paddle in the sunshine
Looking for a cool way to spend a hot summer day? The Savannah River and its tributaries, Thurmond Lake and the Augusta Canal offer an abundance of opportunities for canoeing and kayaking.

Stuff to do
HITCH (COLUMBIA TRISTAR, $28.95): Will Smith is likable as Hitch the Date Doctor, a professional romantic consultant who tries to coach hapless cases such as Albert (Kevin James) in the art of getting a woman's attention and inspiring her affection.

Open tab
In need of an evening out? Here's a roundup of some bar specials and nightclub entertainment in Augusta and Aiken:

Report: Paris Hilton plans to retire in two years

'Guild Wars' offers cut-throat battles
The biggest drawback to massive multiplayer online games is that they consume way too much time.

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.

Club calendar
Here's a list of entertainment at Aiken-Augusta nightclubs.

The entertainment top five
The top five entertainment list.

A paddle in the sunshine
Looking for a cool way to spend a hot summer day? The Savannah River and its tributaries, Thurmond Lake and the Augusta Canal offer an abundance of opportunities for canoeing and kayaking.

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.

Open tab
In need of an evening out? Here's a roundup of some bar specials and nightclub entertainment in Augusta and Aiken:

Report: Paris Hilton plans to retire in two years

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.

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

The Liquid Life: Five Pines Saloon
FIVE PINES SALOON ADDRESS: 2301 Gordon Highway MOST POPULAR DRINK: Rattlesnake shooter, Kahla, Baileys Irish Cream and vodka, $4

Spotted
Shaunda Tucker (from left), Marietta Elliotte and Siri Mobley work the registration table at the Whole Life Ministries Family Fun Fair. Below, Lisa Alexander (from left), Bobbie Mercier and Sabrina Hester Harris conduct health screenings at the fair.

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?\r\n

A simple, red onion chili recipe

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.

'What's for Lunch: Poppy Seeds

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.

'What's for Lunch: Poppy Seeds
POPPY SEEDSADDRESS: 3626 Walton Way ExtensionON THE MENU: Specials: Barbecue brisket on an onion roll, $6.50; raspberry duck salad, $6.75; roasted lamb sandwich, $7.95; quiche of the day served with fresh fruit (spinach with artichokes and red bell peppers, broccoli and ham, bacon and cheddar), $7.

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.

'What's for Lunch: Poppy Seeds
POPPY SEEDS ADDRESS: 3626 Walton Way Extension ON THE MENU: Specials: Barbecue brisket on an onion roll, $6.50; raspberry duck salad, $6.75; roasted lamb sandwich, $7.95; quiche of the day served with fresh fruit (spinach with artichokes and red bell peppers, broccoli and ham, bacon and cheddar), $7.

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

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?

Lemonade and fruit syrups make cool drinks

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.

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.

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.

Parel could prosper at tough No. 2
PINEHURST, N.C. - The numbers are staggering, but consider what Augusta's Scott Parel overcame to make the U.S. Open field.

Upcoming events

Tiger still the only black player on tour

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.

Howell is counting on simple plan for revival

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.

Tiger still the only black player on tour
PINEHURST, N.C. - Ten years after he joined the PGA Tour, Tiger Woods still stands alone. And not just because he's so good.

Tiger still the only black player on tour
PINEHURST, N.C. - Ten years after he joined the PGA Tour, Tiger Woods still stands alone. And not just because he's so good.

Langham's journey beset with obstacles
PINEHURST, N.C. - The driver didn't go where Franklin Langham aimed it, so the head slammed the practice range with a frustrating thud.

Langham's journey beset with obstacles
PINEHURST, N.C. - The driver didn't go where Franklin Langham aimed it, so the head slammed the practice range with a frustrating thud.

Howell is counting on simple plan for revival
PINEHURST, N.C. - Forget that he's missed four of his past eight cuts.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Langham's journey beset with obstacles

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.

Plotting his course

Heat is on to maintain fair course

USC Aiken pair stick together for tourney

Golf's best share major competition

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.

USGA unveils flag with Stewart's image

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.

Heat is on to maintain fair course
PINEHURST, N.C. - On the eve of the toughest major championship in golf, the leading contenders to win the tournament issued a pre-emptive strike against the organization in charge of setting it up.

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.

Howell is counting on simple plan for revival
PINEHURST, N.C. - Forget that he's missed four of his past eight cuts.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Private club opens with bang
Some members of the Champions Retreat Golf Club waited more than two years to play the private Evans course.

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.

Heat is on to maintain fair course
PINEHURST, N.C. - On the eve of the toughest major championship in golf, the leading contenders to win the tournament issued a pre-emptive strike against the organization in charge of setting it up.

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

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.

Man charged with 28 sex crimes
AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Windsor man and charged him with 28 sex crimes involving five girls over the past decade.

Bush presidency was clear mistake

Writer misses on Sabbath letter
Stephanie Wilson ("Honor Sabbath as intended," June 5) and other current-day Pharisees are harmful to the cause of Christ. Chuck Tatum, North Augusta, S.C.

Fire-chief selection is troubling
I am having trouble understanding the latest developments concerning the selection of a new fire chief.Rick Wright, Augusta

Fire-chief selection is troubling

Fire-chief selection is troubling
I am having trouble understanding the latest developments concerning the selection of a new fire chief.Rick Wright, 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

Next mayor needs certain traits

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

Stem-cell stance was muddled
I would like to say that the letter by Michael J. Rhoden ("Stem cells spur spiritual issues," June 7) is right on. It really opened up my eyes!John Gasko, Martinez

Writer misses on Sabbath letter

Graduation times make no sense
Well, finally, Richmond County School Superintendent Charles Larke is planning to hold all high school graduations inside the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center. Larry Garner, Augusta

Writer misses on Sabbath letter
Stephanie Wilson ("Honor Sabbath as intended," June 5) and other current-day Pharisees are harmful to the cause of Christ. Chuck Tatum, North Augusta, S.C.

Put death toll in right perspective

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

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

Study challenges 12-hour window for heart attack treatment

After an eight-year hiatus, Batman returns

U.S. to revamp biometric passport standards

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Foster parents help pets find happy home

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

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.

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.

Across South Carolina
CLOVER - The body of a 2-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert was found Wednesday afternoon not far from the dock at her family's lakeside home.

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.

Rotting tree falls on cars, injuring two

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Crash link examined in four deaths
AIKEN - At least four deaths have been investigated for possible links to chlorine exposure since the Jan. 6 train collision that sent clouds of the toxic gas across Graniteville.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Hopeful shares vision for city

Augusta's weather heats up
Spring rains might have been a little late this year, but the dreaded "three H's" are right on time.

Career programs will target middle schools

Freed man walked with gun to jail, police say
Police arrested a 39-year-old felon who went into the Augusta Transitional Center and tried to enter the Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center with a loaded shotgun Tuesday.

Public can comment on river water issues

MCG hospital ends prisoner care
State prisoners will no longer be routinely treated at Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics.

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.

Alliance pursues new goals for post
The group that worked to keep Fort Gordon off the base-closure list will continue to work for more missions for the post and civilian economic development, officials say.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

This week
Family discovery series: 7 p.m. today; Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, on Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; program about dragonflies; $3 member family, $5 nonmembers; 828-2109

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

Millions will go to projects at posts
SAVANNAH, Ga. - An estimated $482 million will be spent on construction at Hunter Army Airfield and Fort Stewart during the next five years.

Food company's Web site makes model family of boy and his mom
Four-year-old Hunter Holley is no stranger to being the poster child of a company. As a matter of fact, it's something that runs in the family.

Family members remember namesake of dental clinic
It was at her brother's promotion ceremony several years ago that Andrea Brousseau Cornelius got her first glimpse of the building named in honor of her grandfather, Brig. Gen. Lynn Harold Tingay.

Richmond county restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Late notices will show higher property values
If you thought your property wasn't assessed at a higher rate this year because you didn't get one of the 33,631 notices from the Richmond County Board of Tax Assessors sent earlier this month, you could be mistaken.

Swamp Soiree benefits nature park
Storms brewed around much of the Augusta area June 9, but the heavy rains spared the Barrett home in Columbia County, allowing the seventh annual Swamp Soiree to take place.

Club permission rule rejected

Man still takes part in Soap Box Derby races
Clarence Savage's involvement with the Soap Box Derby has spanned most of the 77-year-old's life.

News you can use

Family members remember namesake of dental clinic
It was at her brother's promotion ceremony several years ago that Andrea Brousseau Cornelius got her first glimpse of the building named in honor of her grandfather, Brig. Gen. Lynn Harold Tingay.

County reports rise in cases

Things to do
The Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will hold a Family Discovery Series on dragonflies at 7 tonight at the park on Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport. The program will be presented by Giff Beaton. The cost is $3 for member families and $5 for nonmember families. For more information, call 828-2109.

Across Georgia

Officer continues family's military tradition
Military service is a family tradition in 2nd Lt. Julian Wilson's family.

Across the area

Rottweiler helps her owner take the garbage out
It's not every day you see a Rottweiler hitched to a cart, trotting across the pavement pulling bags of trash - unless you live in Westbury Creek Apartments.

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

For the record

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

Olde Town's setting, diversity draw residents to historic area
Glenn Jackson and his 11-month-old puppy, Muff, an Old English sheepdog, stroll down the well-tended grass that divides both sides of Greene Street.

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.

Pet of the week
Tucker, a 3-month-old Jack Russell terrier and beagle mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

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.

Man charged with 28 sex crimes

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.

Freed man walked with gun to jail, police say

Across the area
A 30-year-old Barnwell man was shot to death Tuesday night, but authorities would provide few details on his death Wednesday.

Across South Carolina

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.

Richmond county restaurant ratings

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.

Olde Town's setting, diversity draw residents to historic 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.

Olde Town's setting, diversity draw residents to historic area
Glenn Jackson and his 11-month-old puppy, Muff, an Old English sheepdog, stroll down the well-tended grass that divides both sides of Greene Street.

Dig saves artifacts from construction
ATHENS, Ga. - To a lot of people, "archaeologist" conjures up an image of Indiana Jones, cracking a whip with one arm and cradling an armful of blonde with the other.

Pet of the week
Tucker, a 3-month-old Jack Russell terrier and beagle mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Crash link examined in four deaths

Milestones
Sara Desirae Christopher, of Augusta, a student at John S. Davidson Fine Arts High School and daughter of Ray and Lillian Christopher, has been admitted to the Duke University Talent Identification Program to study in France from July 18-Aug. 3.

Across the area

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Augusta's weather heats up

Man charged with 28 sex crimes
AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Windsor man and charged him with 28 sex crimes involving five girls over the past decade.

Milestones

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Alliance pursues new goals for post

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Former Columbia County resident Ashley Smith gained national fame for softening a slaying suspect who held her captive in her apartment by reading him a religious book.

MCG hospital ends prisoner care

Felon with shotgun arrested at law enforcement center

Swamp Soiree benefits nature park

Soldiers clean playground for children's agency
Audrey Ravenel knew that the playground behind Child Enrichment Inc. was overgrown, but even she was surprised to find out just how much Mother Nature had taken over.

Dig saves artifacts from construction

Democratic chief raps GOP efforts

Post happenings

Kid of the Day

Food company's Web site makes model family of boy and his mom

Board combines schools

Kid of the Day

Across the Southeast

Sheriff backs cell phone limits
Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength said Wednesday that he would support a ban on handheld cell phone use while driving, similar to one proposed in Atlanta.

Potential juror is arrested

Across Georgia

Paralysis lightens sentence

Things to do

Board will set usage costs of arts center

This week

Across South Carolina

Family members remember namesake of dental clinic

Board plans traffic route

Connector route plans are on track

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

Man still takes part in Soap Box Derby races

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.

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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.

Kid of the Day
Kyle Young is today's Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
Kyle Young is today's Kid of the Day

Crash link examined in four deaths
AIKEN - At least four deaths have been investigated for possible links to chlorine exposure since the Jan. 6 train collision that sent clouds of the toxic gas across Graniteville.

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
CLOVER - The body of a 2-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert was found Wednesday afternoon not far from the dock at her family's lakeside home.

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.

Augusta's weather heats up
Spring rains might have been a little late this year, but the dreaded "three H's" are right on time.

Rants and Raves
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Late notices will show higher property values
If you thought your property wasn't assessed at a higher rate this year because you didn't get one of the 33,631 notices from the Richmond County Board of Tax Assessors sent earlier this month, you could be mistaken.

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.

Freed man walked with gun to jail, police say
Police arrested a 39-year-old felon who went into the Augusta Transitional Center and tried to enter the Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center with a loaded shotgun Tuesday.

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

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Former Columbia County resident Ashley Smith gained national fame for softening a slaying suspect who held her captive in her apartment by reading him a religious book.

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 the area
A 30-year-old Barnwell man was shot to death Tuesday night, but authorities would provide few details on his death Wednesday.

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.

Dig saves artifacts from construction
ATHENS, Ga. - To a lot of people, "archaeologist" conjures up an image of Indiana Jones, cracking a whip with one arm and cradling an armful of blonde with the other.

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."

MCG hospital ends prisoner care
State prisoners will no longer be routinely treated at Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics.

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.

Connector route plans are on track
Fewer stops. No turns. That's what county officials say they hope to achieve between Furys Ferry and Washington roads with a North Belair Road connector route that is set to begin sometime this summer.

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.

Alliance pursues new goals for post
The group that worked to keep Fort Gordon off the base-closure list will continue to work for more missions for the post and civilian economic development, officials say.

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This week
Family discovery series: 7 p.m. today; Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, on Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; program about dragonflies; $3 member family, $5 nonmembers; 828-2109

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.

Richmond county restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Food company's Web site makes model family of boy and his mom
Four-year-old Hunter Holley is no stranger to being the poster child of a company. As a matter of fact, it's something that runs in the family.

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.

Late notices will show higher property values

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Pet of the week

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

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."

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Connector route plans are on track
Fewer stops. No turns. That's what county officials say they hope to achieve between Furys Ferry and Washington roads with a North Belair Road connector route that is set to begin sometime this summer.

Man still takes part in Soap Box Derby races
Clarence Savage's involvement with the Soap Box Derby has spanned most of the 77-year-old's life.

Milestones
Sara Desirae Christopher, of Augusta, a student at John S. Davidson Fine Arts High School and daughter of Ray and Lillian Christopher, has been admitted to the Duke University Talent Identification Program to study in France from July 18-Aug. 3.

Swamp Soiree benefits nature park
Storms brewed around much of the Augusta area June 9, but the heavy rains spared the Barrett home in Columbia County, allowing the seventh annual Swamp Soiree to take place.

Things to do
The Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will hold a Family Discovery Series on dragonflies at 7 tonight at the park on Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport. The program will be presented by Giff Beaton. The cost is $3 for member families and $5 for nonmember families. For more information, call 828-2109.

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.

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

Only moviegoers will be cursed by Craven's latest horror
The history of Cursed, horror master Wes Craven's (Scream, Nightmare on Elm Street) werewolf movie slated for release Tuesday, is littered with rumors of reshoots, ill-conceived edits and artistic difficulties. The result is a movie that is all concept and no conviction, a few starts but, sadly, no real scares.

Only moviegoers will be cursed by Craven's latest horror
The history of Cursed, horror master Wes Craven's (Scream, Nightmare on Elm Street) werewolf movie slated for release Tuesday, is littered with rumors of reshoots, ill-conceived edits and artistic difficulties. The result is a movie that is all concept and no conviction, a few starts but, sadly, no real scares.

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

Imperial has film festivals for everyone

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.

Mini reviews

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in home video and DVD, and a calendar of what's coming:

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.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change.

Imperial has film festivals for everyone
There's a film festival for every taste at the Imperial Theatre this summer.

Experts say Jackson could make a comeback

Only moviegoers will be cursed by Craven's latest horror

Imperial has film festivals for everyone
There's a film festival for every taste at the Imperial Theatre this summer.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change.

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

Big ticket
ALANIS MORISSETTE WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Sonic Spotlight: Amera Abdelhadi
Amera Abdelhadi is this week's Sonic Spotlight.

Big ticket

Success of music festival should awaken timid Augustans
An event such as Music Midtown, the June 10-12 Atlanta festival that survived competing events, parking woes and a little storm named Arlene, makes no sense.

Success of music festival should awaken timid Augustans
An event such as Music Midtown, the June 10-12 Atlanta festival that survived competing events, parking woes and a little storm named Arlene, makes no sense.

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.

Success of music festival should awaken timid Augustans

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.

Sonic Spotlight: Amera Abdelhadi

Dwight Yoakam returns with new album, movies

Sonic Spotlight: Amera Abdelhadi
Amera Abdelhadi is this week's Sonic Spotlight.

Big ticket
ALANIS MORISSETTEWHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday

NASCAR: Big Three stay on track
BROOKLYN, Mich. - When Sterling Marlin won at Michigan International Speedway in 2001, it came with the top executives from DaimlerChrysler looking on intently.

Pocono's owner is rejecting all offers
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Dr. Joseph Mattioli gets one or two offers a year to sell his Pocono Raceway, but his position never changes: It's not for sale.

NASCAR: Big Three stay on track

Racing newsmaker: Brian Vickers

NASCAR: Big Three stay on track
BROOKLYN, Mich. - When Sterling Marlin won at Michigan International Speedway in 2001, it came with the top executives from DaimlerChrysler looking on intently.

Racing newsmaker: Brian Vickers
A second-place finish last Sunday at the Pocono Raceway was Brian Vickers' second consecutive top-six finish, and it helped him improve from 27th to 21st in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series standings.

Racing newsmaker: Brian Vickers
A second-place finish last Sunday at the Pocono Raceway was Brian Vickers' second consecutive top-six finish, and it helped him improve from 27th to 21st in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series standings.

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."

Falcons stress children's fitness during visit

Wright ponders being Ravens' backup QB

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

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

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

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Katherine S. Conrad    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Mary Lou Garnto    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Ms. Sara Gadziemski    (LUDINGTON, MI)

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

Featured obituary: Warren K. Agee
ATHENS, Ga. - Warren K. Agee, a "gentleman scholar" and dean emeritus of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, died Tuesday. He was 88.

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

Mr. Steven Miller    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Ms. Tommie Lee Ellis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. America Kaylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mary Lou Garnto    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Dr. Tom M. Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mr. Robert C. Foss    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Morris    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Maureen M. Stocker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wilbur Ocie Cook    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

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

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

Ms. Cathy Lynn Jones    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Eugene H. Orwat    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Featured obituary: Larry DeNard Hawes
AIKEN - Cherie Green can't think of anyone who didn't love her brother after meeting him.

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

Mrs. Lula Bell Samuels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Dr. George Weaver    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mrs. Linda Rainey Cliett    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Harvis Fuller    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Laura Goins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie B. Dean    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Rev. Harold P. Chavous    (INDIANAPOLIS, IN)

Rev. Eugene J. Hamilton    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Larry DeNard Hawes
AIKEN - Cherie Green can't think of anyone who didn't love her brother after meeting him.

Mrs. Jewell Hadden    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Gillyard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Sara Gadziemski    (LUDINGTON, MI)

Mrs. Clanice Prior    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Robert C. Foss    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katherine S. Conrad    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Dr. Tom Mann Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Linderman    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Bryant Thomas    (GRAHAM, N.C.)

Mr. Jesse Lee Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Skinner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Henley    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Linda Rainey Cliett    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maureen M. Stocker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Goins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Rev. Dr. George Weaver    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

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

Mr. Harvis Fuller    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Clanice Prior    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie B. Dean    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Wilbur Ocie Cook    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Rev. Harold P. Chavous    (INDIANAPOLIS, IN)

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Bell Samuels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Miller    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Dr. Tom Mann Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

Ms. Cathy Lynn Jones    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene H. Orwat    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Linderman    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bryant Thomas    (GRAHAM, N.C.)

Mrs. Eula Morris    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Lee Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Tom M. Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. America Kaylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Henley    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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

Mr. Larry Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Goins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Eugene J. Hamilton    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Jewell Hadden    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest Skinner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Goins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Gillyard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lela Mae Pope    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lela Mae Pope    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luis Lopez (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mamie Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sarah Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Eula Morris (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Miller (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. John Henley (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Larry DeNard Hawes

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

Ms. Mattie B. Dean (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Ronald Merritt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luis Lopez (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Bell Samuels (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mamie Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Linderman (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. America Kaylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Gillyard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Rev. Harold P. Chavous (INDIANAPOLIS, IN)

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

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

Mrs. Katherine S. Conrad (JACKSON, S.C.)

Ms. Sara Gadziemski (LUDINGTON, MI)

Rev. Eugene J. Hamilton (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Lela Mae Pope (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewell Hadden (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Maureen M. Stocker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Blackmon (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Goins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wilbur Ocie Cook (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Linda Rainey Cliett (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Dr. Tom Mann Luckey (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Blackmon (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Cathy Lynn Jones (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Ms. Mary Lou Garnto (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Rev. Dr. George Weaver (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

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

Mr. Larry Hawes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Clanice Prior (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Skinner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Goins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jesse Lee Booker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harvis Fuller (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Federer could meet Roddick again in Wimbledon final

Area Announcements

Height doesn't faze Furman soccer player

Overtime

Overtime

Area Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Federer could meet Roddick again in Wimbledon final
LONDON - Roger Federer and Andy Roddick were seeded 1-2 for Wimbledon on Wednesday, setting up a possible rematch of last year's final.

Area Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Height doesn't faze Furman soccer player
Brittany Moss has been looking up to people all of her life.

Overtime
John Madden will join NBC as a game analyst when the network begins televising its newly acquired Sunday night football package in 2006.

Federer could meet Roddick again in Wimbledon final
LONDON - Roger Federer and Andy Roddick were seeded 1-2 for Wimbledon on Wednesday, setting up a possible rematch of last year's final.

Height doesn't faze Furman soccer player
Brittany Moss has been looking up to people all of her life.

Overtime
John Madden will join NBC as a game analyst when the network begins televising its newly acquired Sunday night football package in 2006.

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.

Falcons stress children's fitness during visit
Standing in the warm summer sun, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Anthony Herron signed shirts, footballs and scraps of paper for appreciative children.

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.

Wright ponders being Ravens' backup QB
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - He is the architect of the greatest comeback in franchise history, a six-year veteran who started at quarterback the last time the Baltimore Ravens reached the playoffs.

Falcons stress children's fitness during visit
Standing in the warm summer sun, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Anthony Herron signed shirts, footballs and scraps of paper for appreciative children.

Wright ponders being Ravens' backup QB
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - He is the architect of the greatest comeback in franchise history, a six-year veteran who started at quarterback the last time the Baltimore Ravens reached the playoffs.

Books sing praises of bluegrass music, artists who perform it

Books sing praises of bluegrass music, artists who perform it
On the day Roy "Pop" Lewis, the patriarch of The Lewis Family bluegrass gospel group based in Lincolnton, Ga., died - March 23, 2004 - I received an e-mail message from author Stephanie Ledgin.

Books sing praises of bluegrass music, artists who perform it
On the day Roy "Pop" Lewis, the patriarch of The Lewis Family bluegrass gospel group based in Lincolnton, Ga., died - March 23, 2004 - I received an e-mail message from author Stephanie Ledgin.

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Hollywood makes films ageless with cross-generational affairs

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Hollywood makes films ageless with cross-generational affairs
The May-December romance, love that manages to cross generational lines, seems to flourish in the hothouse atmosphere of Hollywood. In the film industry, disparate ages among the coupled aren't unusual, both in terms of reality (Bogart and Bacall, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes) and onscreen.

Hollywood makes films ageless with cross-generational affairs
The May-December romance, love that manages to cross generational lines, seems to flourish in the hothouse atmosphere of Hollywood. In the film industry, disparate ages among the coupled aren't unusual, both in terms of reality (Bogart and Bacall, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes) and onscreen.

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.

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