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.

Social Canvas is set to entertain senses with musicians, artists

Sculptor puts his artistic twist on everyday objects

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.

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

Johnson finds swing for Atlanta

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

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

Wholesale prices drop 0.6 percent in May

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

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.

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.

Solo plant's manager retires after 25 years

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.

OPEC concedes it must do something to temper oil prices

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Talks provide hope

Report: Paris Hilton plans to retire in two years

Report: Paris Hilton plans to retire in two years

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

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.

The entertainment top five
The top five entertainment list.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

'What's for Lunch: Poppy Seeds

A simple, red onion chili recipe

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 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.

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.

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?

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

'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.

Lemonade and fruit syrups make cool drinks

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
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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.

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.

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.

Langham's journey beset with obstacles

Upcoming events

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.

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.

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.

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.

USC Aiken pair stick together for tourney

Plotting his course

Howell is counting on simple plan for revival

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.

Heat is on to maintain fair course

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
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

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

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.

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:

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.

Tiger still the only black player on tour

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

Golf's best share major competition

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.

USGA unveils flag with Stewart's image

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

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.

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.

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.

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
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

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
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

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

Put death toll in right perspective

Bush presidency was clear mistake

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

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.

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

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

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

Next mayor needs certain traits

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

Writer misses on Sabbath letter

U.S. to revamp biometric passport standards

Study challenges 12-hour window for heart attack treatment

After an eight-year hiatus, Batman returns

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

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.

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):

Felon with shotgun arrested at law enforcement center

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.

News you can use

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.

Late notices will show higher property values

Milestones

Pet of the week

Democratic chief raps GOP efforts

Crash link examined in four deaths

Board plans traffic route

For the record

Man charged with 28 sex crimes

Augusta's weather heats up

Across Georgia

Alliance pursues new goals for post

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

MCG hospital ends prisoner care

Potential juror is arrested

Dig saves artifacts from construction

Board combines schools

Post happenings

Paralysis lightens sentence

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Things to do

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.

Family members remember namesake of dental clinic

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.

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."

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.

Connector route plans are on track

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

This week

Across South Carolina

Man still takes part in Soap Box Derby races

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.

News you can use
Events today include:

Club permission rule rejected

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.

Board will set usage costs of arts center

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Across the Southeast

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.

Hopeful shares vision for city

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

Across South Carolina

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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
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.

Freed man walked with gun to jail, police say

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Swamp Soiree benefits nature park

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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):

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

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.

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.

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Rants and Raves
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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.

Foster parents help pets find happy home

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.

News you can use

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.

Career programs will target middle schools

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

County reports rise in cases

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

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.

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.

Rotting tree falls on cars, injuring two

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.

Public can comment on river water issues

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.

Across the area

News you can use
Events today include:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Across the area

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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."

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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
NEW YORK - Michael Jackson's career has been declared dead before.

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.

Imperial has film festivals for everyone

Only moviegoers will be cursed by Craven's latest horror

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.

Mini reviews

Experts say Jackson could make a comeback

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

Big ticket
ALANIS MORISSETTEWHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday

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.

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

Dwight Yoakam returns with new album, movies

Success of music festival should awaken timid Augustans

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

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.

Sonic Spotlight: Amera Abdelhadi

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

NASCAR: Big Three stay on track

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.

Racing newsmaker: Brian Vickers

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.

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

Pistons dominate Spurs, 96-79
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.

Pistons dominate Spurs, 96-79

Falcons stress children's fitness during visit

Wright ponders being Ravens' backup QB

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Gillyard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Goins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Robert C. Foss    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. America Kaylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mary Lou Garnto    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Bell Samuels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dr. Tom M. Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Ms. Sara Gadziemski    (LUDINGTON, MI)

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

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

Mrs. Eula Morris    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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.

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Steven Miller    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Ms. Lela Mae Pope    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene H. Orwat    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Tommie Lee Ellis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Linda Rainey Cliett    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Goins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Harvis Fuller    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Goins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Harvis Fuller    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Rev. Harold P. Chavous    (INDIANAPOLIS, IN)

Mr. Ernest M. Avery    (JACKSON, 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. Ernest Skinner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Linda Rainey Cliett    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Clanice Prior    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bryant Thomas    (GRAHAM, N.C.)

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

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Lou Garnto    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dr. Tom Mann Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Linderman    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jesse Lee Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Bryant Thomas    (GRAHAM, N.C.)

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

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Roosevelt Gillyard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Sara Gadziemski    (LUDINGTON, MI)

Mr. Larry Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert C. Foss    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Rev. Harold P. Chavous    (INDIANAPOLIS, IN)

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

Mrs. Lula Bell Samuels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Clanice Prior    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Eugene H. Orwat    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Steven Miller    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Morris    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Tom M. Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Tom Mann Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. America Kaylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Goins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Linderman    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

Ms. Lela Mae Pope    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Skinner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Lee Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen M. Brown    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Linda Rainey Cliett (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Featured obituary: Larry DeNard Hawes

Mrs. America Kaylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Lou Garnto (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Bell Samuels (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mamie Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Blackmon (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Gillyard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Skinner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sarah Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Frances Blackmon (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Laura Goins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Steven Miller (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Eula Morris (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Linderman (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Luis Lopez (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Sara Gadziemski (LUDINGTON, MI)

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

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

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

Mrs. Mamie Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Tom Mann Luckey (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Rev. Harold P. Chavous (INDIANAPOLIS, IN)

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

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

Mr. Luis Lopez (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Ms. Lela Mae Pope (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Larry Hawes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Clanice Prior (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Laura Goins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Lee Booker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen M. Brown (HARLEM, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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