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

Children's authors fail to reach audience with e-books

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.

Children's authors fail to reach audience with e-books
NEW YORK - When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince comes out in July, children from around the world will line up at stores or wait eagerly at home or summer camp for their copy to arrive by mail.

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.

Children's authors fail to reach audience with e-books
NEW YORK - When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince comes out in July, children from around the world will line up at stores or wait eagerly at home or summer camp for their copy to arrive by mail.

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

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.

Yankees dominate Pirates, 6-1
NEW YORK - After 2½ months of struggles, Randy Johnson has found his groove.

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.

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

Smoltz smokes Reds
CINCINNATI - It's June, not October. Seems like an elementary concept in terms of reading a calendar, but Atlanta starter John Smoltz said he's fast-forwarded his approach a bit, as if the leaves were changing and the air was cooling.

Hudson added to disabled list

Smoltz smokes Reds

Hudson added to disabled list
CINCINNATI - To make room for newly signed reliever Jim Brower, the Atlanta Braves knew they'd have to come up with a corresponding move.

Hudson added to disabled list
CINCINNATI - To make room for newly signed reliever Jim Brower, the Atlanta Braves knew they'd have to come up with a corresponding move.

Smoltz smokes Reds
CINCINNATI - It's June, not October. Seems like an elementary concept in terms of reading a calendar, but Atlanta starter John Smoltz said he's fast-forwarded his approach a bit, as if the leaves were changing and the air was cooling.

Solo plant's manager retires after 25 years

Georgia tops U.S. jobless rate
ATLANTA - Georgia's unemployment rate has topped the national rate for the first time in nearly 16 years, state labor officials reported Thursday.

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.

People are restaurateur's profit

People are restaurateur's profit
S. Truett Cathy, 84, is small in stature, speaks softly and walks slowly.

Georgia tops U.S. jobless rate

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.

Georgia tops U.S. jobless rate
ATLANTA - Georgia's unemployment rate has topped the national rate for the first time in nearly 16 years, state labor officials reported Thursday.

People are restaurateur's profit
S. Truett Cathy, 84, is small in stature, speaks softly and walks slowly.

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.

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.

Ruffling feathers
Newcomers elected to the Richmond County Board of Education last November are ruffling feathers, among both their fellow trustees and the administration.

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.

Ruffling feathers

Talks provide hope

This Penn isn't mightier

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.

Ruffling feathers
Newcomers elected to the Richmond County Board of Education last November are ruffling feathers, among both their fellow trustees and the administration.

This Penn isn't mightier
As if the line between journalism and entertainment needed to get any fuzzier, actor Sean Penn has added to that blur.

This Penn isn't mightier
As if the line between journalism and entertainment needed to get any fuzzier, actor Sean Penn has added to that blur.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

'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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Jackson is guilty of many missteps
Michael Jackson is guilty. Yes, I know he was acquitted Monday, and as far as I'm concerned, the conversations of did he or didn't he can end right now. The jury has spoken.

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

People in the News
SEATTLE - Amazon.com Inc. is planning a concert featuring Bob Dylan and Norah Jones to celebrate its 10th anniversary next month.

Jackson is guilty of many missteps
Michael Jackson is guilty. Yes, I know he was acquitted Monday, and as far as I'm concerned, the conversations of did he or didn't he can end right now. The jury has spoken.

People in the News
SEATTLE - Amazon.com Inc. is planning a concert featuring Bob Dylan and Norah Jones to celebrate its 10th anniversary next month.

River the new hot spot for bass
When Thurmond Lake's fish turn off so you can't buy a strike over two mornings of fishing, what's a fisherman to do?

Tournament results
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

River the new hot spot for bass

River the new hot spot for bass
When Thurmond Lake's fish turn off so you can't buy a strike over two mornings of fishing, what's a fisherman to do?

Tournament results

Tournament results
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Shrine lures in anglers
Five men will be honored for their contributions to the sport of angling when they are inducted into the International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame on Oct. 25.

'What's for Lunch: Poppy Seeds

'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.

'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.

Too much rain can harm lawns
It is nice in many ways to get a lot of rain during the summer. It makes plants and lawns look better, and we don't have to spend extra time and money on irrigation. But too much rain can bring on problems in the landscape and garden.

Too much rain can harm lawns
It is nice in many ways to get a lot of rain during the summer. It makes plants and lawns look better, and we don't have to spend extra time and money on irrigation. But too much rain can bring on problems in the landscape and garden.

Plant breeders can be in your backyard, too
Conjure up an image of the typical plant breeder and you'll probably see in your mind's eye a lab-coated scientist in a brightly lit sterile room, busily blowing pollen grains in one direction or another.\r\n

Too much rain can harm lawns

Plant breeders can be in your backyard, too

Plant breeders can be in your backyard, too
Conjure up an image of the typical plant breeder and you'll probably see in your mind's eye a lab-coated scientist in a brightly lit sterile room, busily blowing pollen grains in one direction or another.

Tech baseball coach agrees to new contract
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech baseball coach Danny Hall agreed to a five-year contract extension, rejecting overtures from Texas A&M.

Tech baseball coach agrees to new contract
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech baseball coach Danny Hall agreed to a five-year contract extension, rejecting overtures from Texas A&M.

Tech baseball coach agrees to new contract

GreenJackets' stars prove worth in win
The Augusta GreenJackets gave the fans at Lake Olmstead Stadium a little preview of this month's South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

GreenJackets' stars prove worth in win
The Augusta GreenJackets gave the fans at Lake Olmstead Stadium a little preview of this month's South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

Golf: The cream rise, with a surprise at the top
PINEHURST, N.C. - Olin Browne strolled to the cup as his 18-foot putt dropped on the toughest hole at Pinehurst No. 2, making it look like just another routine birdie.

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.

Woods wins Masters rematch, shoots 70

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.

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

Tiger still the only black player on tour

Golf: The cream rise, with a surprise at the top

Golf: The cream rise, with a surprise at the top
PINEHURST, N.C. - Olin Browne strolled to the cup as his 18-foot putt dropped on the toughest hole at Pinehurst No. 2, making it look like just another routine birdie.

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

Woods wins Masters rematch, shoots 70
PINEHURST, N.C. - This time he holed the impossible pitch shot, rattled off three straight birdies and had the hot putter.

Langham's journey beset with obstacles

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

Dogs lie down in opening round
PINEHURST, N.C. - Something was missing for the three University of Georgia golfers who played together at Pinehurst on Thursday.

Howell falls apart on back nine
PINEHURST, N.C. - Charles Howell was cruising along, hanging inside the top 20 through 10 holes and lurking just off the leaderboard.

Parel makes major progress since '02

Golf: A day full of surprises
PINEHURST, N.C. - Rocco Mediate and Olin Browne, two 40-somethings supposedly in the twilight of their careers, didn't expect to be at Pinehurst No. 2 for the 105th U.S. Open, let alone share the first-round lead.

Dogs lie down in opening round

Parel makes major progress since '02
PINEHURST, N.C. - No matter what caliber of player, U.S. Opens never feel comfortable.

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.

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.

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.

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

Dogs lie down in opening round
PINEHURST, N.C. - Something was missing for the three University of Georgia golfers who played together at Pinehurst on Thursday.

Howell falls apart on back nine

Woods wins Masters rematch, shoots 70
PINEHURST, N.C. - This time he holed the impossible pitch shot, rattled off three straight birdies and had the hot putter.

Heat is on to maintain fair course

Howell falls apart on back nine
PINEHURST, N.C. - Charles Howell was cruising along, hanging inside the top 20 through 10 holes and lurking just off the leaderboard.

Golf: A day full of surprises

Golf: A day full of surprises
PINEHURST, N.C. - Rocco Mediate and Olin Browne, two 40-somethings supposedly in the twilight of their careers, didn't expect to be at Pinehurst No. 2 for the 105th U.S. Open, let alone share the first-round lead.

Parel makes major progress since '02
PINEHURST, N.C. - No matter what caliber of player, U.S. Opens never feel comfortable.

Browne is not feeling withdrawal
PINEHURST, N.C. - Olin Browne's decision last week to continue playing in a U.S. Open sectional qualifier is looking pretty good this morning.

GreenJackets' stars prove worth in win

'Chronicle' readers roam around the world
Your vacation postcards are backing up. Let's check them out. The Taylors from Evans send a card from St. Augustine, where "one drink from the fountain of youth and we lost 10 years!"

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.

State Ethics Commission fines Gov. Perdue
ATLANTA - The State Ethics Commission on Friday fined Gov. Sonny Perdue $1,900 for campaign disclosure law violations and ordered him to repay more than $18,000 in campaign contributions, most of that to his wife, Mary, for using her company's airplane.

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

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

Destructive trade deals should not go through
Will Americans wake up in time to save the United States from the Central American Free Trade Agreement and the Free Trade Area of the Americas?Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, S.C.

Stem-cell research must go on
I am writing in response to recent letters about the stem-cell debate. I disagree that one has to base one's opinion about stem-cell research strictly on religious beliefs.Kathy Vitacco, Evans

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.

Destructive trade deals should not go through

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

Destructive trade deals should not go through
Will Americans wake up in time to save the United States from the Central American Free Trade Agreement and the Free Trade Area of the Americas?Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, S.C.

U.S. troops need to leave Iraq
In response to Ken Manfredi's letter to the editor ("Put death toll in right perspective," June 15), he tries, in vain, to make a case for his right-wing, closed-minded views.Jim Reid, 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.

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

Writer misses on Sabbath letter

High Mileage Award program

The great grilling debate heats up each summer

Living briefs

E-mail scam can wreck car sale

Audi's A3 is compact but powerful

High Mileage Award program
After more than a year's hiatus, Mercedes-Benz has reintroduced its High Mileage Award program to recognize owners with long-lasting cars, the Chicago Tribune reports.

E-mail scam can wreck car sale
A scheme that needs to be exposed has found its way onto the Internet. Thanks to a reader, who will go by Eli, we now know how it works:

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your entertainment bets for this weekend:

The great grilling debate heats up each summer
Some people like to argue that Coke is better than Pepsi, or Dunkin' Donuts are superior to Krispy Kremes. A self-described "oven freak," Clint Bryant is more interested in charcoal vs. gas. In his mind, blazing orange embers beat colorless gases any day.

E-mail scam can wreck car sale
A scheme that needs to be exposed has found its way onto the Internet. Thanks to a reader, who will go by Eli, we now know how it works:

The great grilling debate heats up each summer
Some people like to argue that Coke is better than Pepsi, or Dunkin' Donuts are superior to Krispy Kremes. A self-described "oven freak," Clint Bryant is more interested in charcoal vs. gas. In his mind, blazing orange embers beat colorless gases any day.

Audi's A3 is compact but powerful
It's a five-door hatchback and is smaller and lower-priced than Audi's A4 sedan, but Audi's new price leader in the United States, the 2006 A3, is no cheap car.

Audi's A3 is compact but powerful
It's a five-door hatchback and is smaller and lower-priced than Audi's A4 sedan, but Audi's new price leader in the United States, the 2006 A3, is no cheap car.

High Mileage Award program
After more than a year's hiatus, Mercedes-Benz has reintroduced its High Mileage Award program to recognize owners with long-lasting cars, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your entertainment bets for this weekend:

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.

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.

For the record

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.

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

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

Connector route plans are on track

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

High levels of bacteria reported in waterways

Swamp Soiree benefits nature park

Man faces sex abuse charges

This week

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

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.

Kid of the Day

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):

News you can use

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:

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.

Women ordered to give up 82 dogs

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.

Panel to decide area code's fate

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.

State Ethics Commission fines Gov. Perdue

Man charged with 28 sex crimes

Sparklers are OK for this year's 4th

Late notices will show higher property values

Across South Carolina

Alliance pursues new goals for post

Most members lose interest in Internet

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

N. Augustan uncovered break-in

Across Georgia

Security program awarded funding

News you can use
Events today include:

Growth of tumors is linked to 'hijacking'

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Former hostage writing book on her ordeal

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.

Commissioner wants lane on perilous road

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):

Across the area

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.

Car runs over woman in lot

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.

Panel to decide area code's fate
ATLANTA - If calling changes are inevitable, businesses would rather dial more digits than lose their existing area code, representatives told state regulators Thursday.

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.

Sparklers are OK for this year's 4th
ATLANTA - This year's Fourth of July sizzle may come from more than the barbecue grill.

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A former Holly Hill police officer has been charged with dropping traffic offenses against women if they let him videotape them stripping, according to State Law Enforcement Division warrants.

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.

Former hostage writing book on her ordeal
ATLANTA - The woman who convinced a suspected courtroom killer to surrender during a seven-hour hostage ordeal at her suburban apartment is writing a memoir.

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 Georgia
WILLIAMSON - Two people were killed Thursday when their single-engine trainer aircraft crashed in a field shortly after takeoff, authorities said.

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.

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

Dig saves artifacts from construction

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a 20-year-old Augusta man on a child molestation charge Thursday, police records show.

Across the area

Women ordered to give up 82 dogs
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Two women were scolded by a judge after they pleaded not guilty to single counts of cruelty to animals and surrendered the rights to 82 dogs and a cat to Glynn County animal control officers.

Freed man walked with gun to jail, police say

High levels of bacteria reported in waterways
AIKEN - Potentially harmful levels of fecal coliform have been reported in four Aiken County waterways, including one that feeds heavily used Langley Pond.

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

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

Pet of the week

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.

Augusta's weather heats up

Man faces sex abuse charges
AIKEN - A 59-year-old Windsor man has been charged with 28 counts of sexually assaulting young girls at his home.

MCG hospital ends prisoner care

Security program awarded funding
Homeland security is hitting home in Columbia County in the form of money.

Post happenings

Car runs over woman in lot
An Augusta woman was in critical condition Thursday after being run over by a driver authorities said was under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs.

Family members remember namesake of dental clinic

Commissioner wants lane on perilous road
Once a new convenience store and car wash is built on Mike Padgett Highway at Old Waynesboro Road, Augusta Commissioner Jimmy Smith worries that the highway will become even more dangerous for drivers.

Kid of the Day

N. Augustan uncovered break-in
If it wasn't for North Augusta native Frank Wills, there never would have been a Deep Throat.

Things to do

Growth of tumors is linked to 'hijacking'
Finding her breast cancer early paid off for Connie Crenshaw - twice. Mrs. Crenshaw's tumors were tiny and therefore less likely to have spread to other organs.

Man still takes part in Soap Box Derby races

Most members lose interest in Internet
Although Richmond County school board members voted in March to install high-speed Internet access in their homes, they are now being polled to determine whether they still want it.

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

State Ethics Commission fines Gov. Perdue
ATLANTA - The State Ethics Commission on Friday fined Gov. Sonny Perdue $1,900 for campaign disclosure law violations and ordered him to repay more than $18,000 in campaign contributions, most of that to his wife, Mary, for using her company's airplane.

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.

Corrections
An article in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about a man who authorities said tried to enter the Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center with a sawed-off shotgun contained incorrect information. Tony Lamar Buford is not currently being supervised by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, a spokeswoman for the board said.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Panel to decide area code's fate
ATLANTA - If calling changes are inevitable, businesses would rather dial more digits than lose their existing area code, representatives told state regulators Thursday.

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.

Sparklers are OK for this year's 4th
ATLANTA - This year's Fourth of July sizzle may come from more than the barbecue grill.

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A former Holly Hill police officer has been charged with dropping traffic offenses against women if they let him videotape them stripping, according to State Law Enforcement Division warrants.

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

Across Georgia
WILLIAMSON - Two people were killed Thursday when their single-engine trainer aircraft crashed in a field shortly after takeoff, authorities said.

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.

News you can use
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.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a 20-year-old Augusta man on a child molestation charge Thursday, police records show.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Women ordered to give up 82 dogs
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Two women were scolded by a judge after they pleaded not guilty to single counts of cruelty to animals and surrendered the rights to 82 dogs and a cat to Glynn County animal control officers.

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

Commissioner wants lane on perilous road
Once a new convenience store and car wash is built on Mike Padgett Highway at Old Waynesboro Road, Augusta Commissioner Jimmy Smith worries that the highway will become even more dangerous for drivers.

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.

N. Augustan uncovered break-in
If it wasn't for North Augusta native Frank Wills, there never would have been a Deep Throat.

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.

Most members lose interest in Internet
Although Richmond County school board members voted in March to install high-speed Internet access in their homes, they are now being polled to determine whether they still want it.

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.

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

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.

Former hostage writing book on her ordeal
ATLANTA - The woman who convinced a suspected courtroom killer to surrender during a seven-hour hostage ordeal at her suburban apartment is writing a memoir.

News you can use
Events today include:

High levels of bacteria reported in waterways
AIKEN - Potentially harmful levels of fecal coliform have been reported in four Aiken County waterways, including one that feeds heavily used Langley Pond.

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

Man faces sex abuse charges
AIKEN - A 59-year-old Windsor man has been charged with 28 counts of sexually assaulting young girls at his home.

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.

Security program awarded funding
Homeland security is hitting home in Columbia County in the form of money.

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.

Car runs over woman in lot
An Augusta woman was in critical condition Thursday after being run over by a driver authorities said was under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs.

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.

Growth of tumors is linked to 'hijacking'
Finding her breast cancer early paid off for Connie Crenshaw - twice. Mrs. Crenshaw's tumors were tiny and therefore less likely to have spread to other organs.

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

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.

News you can use

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

Crash link examined in four deaths

Milestones

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.

Golf's 'Animal' stays true to self
PINEHURST, N.C. - When John Daly's reasoning for skipping practice rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday were cited as "too hot and too hard," the infamous rebuke from Dean Vernon Wormer to Flounder immediately leapt to mind.

Golf's 'Animal' stays true to self
PINEHURST, N.C. - When John Daly's reasoning for skipping practice rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday were cited as "too hot and too hard," the infamous rebuke from Dean Vernon Wormer to Flounder immediately leapt to mind.

Poll: Fans prefer home viewing to big-screen

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

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

Poll: Fans prefer home viewing to big-screen
LOS ANGELES - The parking's easy and there are no lines at the concession stand: Most Americans would now rather watch films at home than in theaters, according to an AP-AOL poll.

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

Mini reviews

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

Imperial has film festivals for everyone

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

Poll: Fans prefer home viewing to big-screen
LOS ANGELES - The parking's easy and there are no lines at the concession stand: Most Americans would now rather watch films at home than in theaters, according to an AP-AOL poll.

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

Sonic Spotlight: Amera Abdelhadi

Big ticket
ALANIS MORISSETTEWHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday

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.

Success of music festival should awaken timid Augustans

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

Big ticket

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

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

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

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.

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
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.

Detroit knots up best-of-7
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Tayshaun Prince looked down upon Manu Ginobili, faked him out with a quick move and darted to the basket for a resounding dunk.

Falcons stress children's fitness during visit

Wright ponders being Ravens' backup QB

Mrs. Bess G. Adams    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Lee Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harvis Fuller    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Bell Samuels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ulysses Coleman, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Flossie Devoe    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Silas Curry    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Silas Curry    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Rev. Harold P. Chavous    (INDIANAPOLIS, IN)

Rev. Harold P. Chavous    (INDIANAPOLIS, IN)

Mrs. Laura Goins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Larry Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Robert C. Foss    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty M. Linderman    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Harvis Fuller    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Johnnie M. Hawkins    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Ms. Sara Gadziemski    (LUDINGTON, MI)

Mrs. Clanice Bodie Prior    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lula Bell Samuels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Gillyard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Larry Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Jack Bowden, Jr.    (STATHAM, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Lee Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie G. Parrish    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Tommie Lee Ellis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Tom Mann Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mr. H.M. Willis    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie L.. Harden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thena Wiggins    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Linderman    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Flossie Devoe    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Sudie L. Cobb    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Lela Mae Pope    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilouise Anthony    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Dr. Tom Mann Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Gartrell    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

Mr. Norman Wallace    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Maureen Stocker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Douglas R. Smith    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert C. Foss    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Ms. Sara Gadziemski    (LUDINGTON, MI)

Mr. Roosevelt Gillyard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Gillyard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew Gray    (BATESBURG, S.C.)

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

Mr. Robert J. Green    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Gary, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sudie L. Cobb    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Harris, Jr.    (AVISTON, Ill.)

Mr. Jesse Booker, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Lela Mae Pope    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Edward Kaplan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Clanice Bodie Prior    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. H.M. Willis    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel C. Blocker    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Norman Wallace    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilouise Anthony    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas R. Smith    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Thena Wiggins    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maureen Stocker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Koehler    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Skinner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie L.. Harden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Frances Ruth Stocker    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva C. Oglesby    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Bess G. Adams    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie R. Miller    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Abney    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Lee Plotts, Sr.    (CSM AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Harris, Jr.    (AVISTON, Ill.)

Mr. William Lee Plotts, Sr.    (CSM AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert J. Green    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roosevelt Gillyard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Johnnie M. Hawkins    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Gary, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Edward Kaplan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Ernest Skinner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew Gray    (BATESBURG, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Ronnie G. Parrish    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Gartrell    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva C. Oglesby    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ulysses Coleman, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Bowden, Jr.    (STATHAM, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie R. Miller    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Booker, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Tom Mann Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel C. Blocker    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty M. Linderman    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Miller    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Abney    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dr. Tom Mann Luckey    (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

Mr. Luis Lopez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Clanice Prior    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Clanice Prior    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Ronald Merritt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Steven Miller    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Linderman    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Koehler    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Larry Hawes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Miller (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Rev. Harold P. Chavous (INDIANAPOLIS, IN)

Mr. Ronald Merritt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie L.. Harden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bess G. Adams (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Gillyard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clanice Prior (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Luis Lopez (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Featured obituary: Larry DeNard Hawes

Mrs. Sudie L. Cobb (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Gartrell (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Ulysses Coleman, Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew Gray (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Dr. Tom Mann Luckey (DECATUR, Ga.)

Ms. Lela Mae Pope (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilouise Anthony (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Frank Gary, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Bowden, Jr. (STATHAM, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Goins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert J. Green (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Harris, Jr. (AVISTON, Ill.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Frances Blackmon (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Gillyard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Johnnie M. Hawkins (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. William Lee Plotts, Sr. (CSM AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Essie R. Miller (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Koehler (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Norman Wallace (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. H.M. Willis (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty M. Linderman (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Skinner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Abney (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Maureen Stocker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Frances Blackmon (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel C. Blocker (TRENTON, S.C.)

Ms. Sara Gadziemski (LUDINGTON, MI)

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

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

Mr. Douglas R. Smith (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Lee Booker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thena Wiggins (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Hawes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Merritt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mamie Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Tom Mann Luckey (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mr. David Edward Kaplan (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Silas Curry (STATESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ronnie G. Parrish (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Clanice Bodie Prior (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Bell Samuels (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Flossie Devoe (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Linderman (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eva C. Oglesby (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Booker, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Federer could meet Roddick again in Wimbledon final

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Height doesn't faze Furman soccer player

Overtime

Overtime

Roddick given tough draw at Wimbledon

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

Roddick given tough draw at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England - To get to the Wimbledon final, Andy Roddick may first have to get past the tallest player on the tour, the local favorite and the game's newest darling.

Overtime
In Savannah, Ga., a 5-foot birdie putt by Laura Coble catapulted the Augustan to her first Women's Southern Amateur Championship final and halted the run of a surging Lindsey Bergeon, a Florida Southern sophomore playing her first match-play event.

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

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.

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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.

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.

FireBall continue to smoke
There are a few defining moments that illustrate the true character of a team. The Augusta FireBall United soccer team had its first one a week ago.

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

Roddick given tough draw at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England - To get to the Wimbledon final, Andy Roddick may first have to get past the tallest player on the tour, the local favorite and the game's newest darling.

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

Overtime
In Savannah, Ga., a 5-foot birdie putt by Laura Coble catapulted the Augustan to her first Women's Southern Amateur Championship final and halted the run of a surging Lindsey Bergeon, a Florida Southern sophomore playing her first match-play event.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Golf's 'Animal' stays true to self

Hollywood makes films ageless with cross-generational affairs

First two hours inside Austin 'Real World' control room

First two hours inside Austin 'Real World' control room
AUSTIN, Texas - Jim Johnston, supervising producer of the 16th season of "The Real World," is swaggering back and forth like a rancher directing his hands to cover the herd, calling out commands on a walkie-talkie to three camera crews.

First two hours inside Austin 'Real World' control room
AUSTIN, Texas - Jim Johnston, supervising producer of the 16th season of "The Real World," is swaggering back and forth like a rancher directing his hands to cover the herd, calling out commands on a walkie-talkie to three camera crews.

Runaway bride to pitch TV project about her life
ATLANTA - Runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks has struck a deal for a TV project about her misadventures, irritating some people in her hometown.

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Jackson is guilty of many missteps

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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.