'Innocent' intrigues despite droopy finale
Harlan Coben's "The Innocent" is intriguing right up to the final chapter.

No words wasted in short story collection
Amy Hempel is a bit of a conservationist with words.

Coffee table books hit the road - and the railroad
Give a copy of "Greatest American Cars" (Krause Publications, $29.99) to an auto enthusiast and it might be the last you see of each other for some time.

No words wasted in short story collection
Amy Hempel is a bit of a conservationist with words.

Coffee table books hit the road - and the railroad

Coffee table books hit the road - and the railroad
Give a copy of "Greatest American Cars" (Krause Publications, $29.99) to an auto enthusiast and it might be the last you see of each other for some time.

No words wasted in short story collection

Area alumni share goal, but little else
For now, Augusta-area baseball fans have two reasons to cheer a team that plays its home games 4 hours and one state away.

Beavers fall to Green Wave
OMAHA, Neb. - The lone holdover from Tulane's last College World Series trip four years ago, Scott Madden knew what to expect Saturday when he was summoned to pinch-hit.

Brown to miss a start

Area alumni share goal, but little else

Brown to miss a start
NEW YORK - Kevin Brown will miss his scheduled start Monday, and rookie Sean Henn will take his place when the New York Yankees open a series against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Florida tops Tennessee
OMAHA, Neb. - Matt LaPorta and Brian Jeroloman homered, and Florida held off SEC rival Tennessee 6-4 Friday to win the opening game of the 59th College World Series.

Florida tops Tennessee

Beavers fall to Green Wave

Area alumni share goal, but little else
For now, Augusta-area baseball fans have two reasons to cheer a team that plays its home games 4 hours and one state away.

College World Series notebook
OMAHA, Neb. - Fifty-three years after he pitched for Oregon State in the College World Series, Norb Wellman was back at Rosenblatt Stadium on Saturday, taking in the view from a hospitality suite in the press box.

Brown to miss a start
NEW YORK - Kevin Brown will miss his scheduled start Monday, and rookie Sean Henn will take his place when the New York Yankees open a series against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.\r\n

Beavers fall to Green Wave
OMAHA, Neb. - The lone holdover from Tulane's last College World Series trip four years ago, Scott Madden knew what to expect Saturday when he was summoned to pinch-hit.

Florida tops Tennessee
OMAHA, Neb. - Matt LaPorta and Brian Jeroloman homered, and Florida held off SEC rival Tennessee 6-4 Friday to win the opening game of the 59th College World Series.

This Father's Day, play safe with tools

Evelyn Marie Riggenbach
Shawn and Michele Riggenbach of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Evelyn Marie, born May 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Christopher Michael Hernandez
Miguelangelo and Jacquelyn Hernandez of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Christopher Michael, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Zoe Gray Morrison
Robert and Jennifer Morrison of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Zoe Gray, born June 1, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

John Elkins Durden
John and Anne Durden of Bartow, GA are pleased to announced the birth of their son, John Elkins, born May 23, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mia Freya Bartholomew

Allen Everett Deloach
Matthew and Caitlin DeLoach of North Augusta proudly announce the birth of their son, Allen Everett, born February 12, 2005, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Natalie Marie Sutton
Grant and Melissa Sutton of Martinez proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Marie, born May 26, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Natalie Marie Sutton
Grant and Melissa Sutton of Martinez proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Marie, born May 26, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kristopher Ethan Bosdell
Robert and Amanda Bosdell of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kristopher Ethan, born June 5, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Annaston Helena West
James and Judy West of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Annaston Helena, born October 21, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Annaston Helena West

Christopher Michael Hernandez
Miguelangelo and Jacquelyn Hernandez of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Christopher Michael, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Allen Everett Deloach
Matthew and Caitlin DeLoach of North Augusta proudly announce the birth of their son, Allen Everett, born February 12, 2005, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Emma Alexis Morgan
Edward and Lena Morgan of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Alexis, born May 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Olivia Belle Ledford
Bryan and Brandi Ledford of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Belle, born May 17, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kristopher Ethan Bosdell
Robert and Amanda Bosdell of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kristopher Ethan, born June 5, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Preston Scott Strong
Kandayce Helms and Brandon Strong are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Preston Scott, born May 24, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Martinez.

Olivia Belle Ledford
Bryan and Brandi Ledford of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Belle, born May 17, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Evelyn Marie Riggenbach
Shawn and Michele Riggenbach of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Evelyn Marie, born May 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Emma Grace Wall
Ollie and Joy Wall of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Grace, born May 23, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Christopher Michael Hernandez

Emma Alexis Morgan
Edward and Lena Morgan of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Alexis, born May 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Allen Everett Deloach

Olivia Belle Ledford

Zoe Gray Morrison

Preston Scott Strong

Jesse Ezekiel Mays

Annaston Helena West
James and Judy West of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Annaston Helena, born October 21, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kristopher Ethan Bosdell

John Elkins Durden
John and Anne Durden of Bartow, GA are pleased to announced the birth of their son, John Elkins, born May 23, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jesse Ezekiel Mays
Christopher and Delores Mays of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jesse Ezekiel, born June 3, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Preston Scott Strong
Kandayce Helms and Brandon Strong are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Preston Scott, born May 24, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Martinez.

Evelyn Marie Riggenbach

Jesse Ezekiel Mays
Christopher and Delores Mays of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jesse Ezekiel, born June 3, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Amara Trichelle Sims

Emma Alexis Morgan

Amara Trichelle Sims
Torrey and CiJi Sims of Valdosta, GA are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Amara Sims, born May 3, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Mia Freya Bartholomew
Anthony and Julie Bartholomew of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Freya, born June 7, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Emma Grace Wall
Ollie and Joy Wall of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Grace, born May 23, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Emma Grace Wall

Zoe Gray Morrison
Robert and Jennifer Morrison of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Zoe Gray, born June 1, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Natalie Marie Sutton

Mia Freya Bartholomew
Anthony and Julie Bartholomew of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Freya, born June 7, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Amara Trichelle Sims
Torrey and CiJi Sims of Valdosta, GA are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Amara Sims, born May 3, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

John Elkins Durden

Atlanta on verge of road sweep
CINCINNATI - Fans from all over the area packed into Great American Ball Park on Saturday evening for the stadium's first sellout since Opening Day.

Braves having blast in Ohio

Braves having blast in Ohio
CINCINNATI - And to think that John Smoltz was complaining Thursday about Great American Ball Park.

Braves having blast in Ohio
CINCINNATI - And to think that John Smoltz was complaining Thursday about Great American Ball Park.

Atlanta on verge of road sweep
CINCINNATI - Fans from all over the area packed into Great American Ball Park on Saturday evening for the stadium's first sellout since Opening Day.

Atlanta on verge of road sweep

Richmond County business licenses
The following is a partial list of business licenses in Richmond County from March 2005:

Director of Broad Street farmers market resigns
The director of Augusta's Saturday Market on Broad announced Friday that he is stepping down and moving to Savannah.

On the move
- Debra Metts has been elected vice president and business banker of First Bank of Georgia. Ms. Metts was previously vice president and regional manager of SouthTrust Bank.

Business briefs

On the move

Science allows for well-being to be predicted

Augusta banker testifies to SEC
A local bank executive told a Securities and Exchange Commission committee Friday that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has created a regulatory and financial nightmare for small, publicly traded companies.

Business calendar

Augusta banker testifies to SEC
A local bank executive told a Securities and Exchange Commission committee Friday that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has created a regulatory and financial nightmare for small, publicly traded companies.

Companies see benefit of having exercise facilities

A brighter day ahead
Many Augusta employers say the third quarter will be a time for making new hires.

Director of Broad Street farmers market resigns

Companies see benefit of having exercise facilities
Nick Srott has dropped 35 pounds pumping iron and walking on the treadmill five times a week.

A brighter day ahead

Business briefs
Much ink has been spilled over the years on the obstacles and opportunities that corporate America presents working mothers. But what about Dad?

Richmond County business licenses

Richmond County property transferse
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for June 3-9. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Richmond County business licenses
The following is a partial list of business licenses in Richmond County from March 2005:

Companies see benefit of having exercise facilities
Nick Srott has dropped 35 pounds pumping iron and walking on the treadmill five times a week.

Business briefs
Much ink has been spilled over the years on the obstacles and opportunities that corporate America presents working mothers. But what about Dad?

A brighter day ahead
Many Augusta employers say the third quarter will be a time for making new hires.

Business calendar
Monday-Tuesday: Volunteer management certificate series, four-part seminar on managing a volunteer program by Carol Fey, Georgia Association of Volunteer Administrators workshop trainer; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Enterprise Mill, Suite 125; $100 for Georgia Center for Nonprofits members, $150 nonmembers; contact Diana Morris at 869-9023 or dmorris@gcn.org.

Augusta banker testifies to SEC

Science allows for well-being to be predicted
Navistar's International Truck and Engine Corp. uncovered a surprising finding two years ago after analyzing employee medical claims.

Director of Broad Street farmers market resigns
The director of Augusta's Saturday Market on Broad announced Friday that he is stepping down and moving to Savannah.

Richmond County property transferse
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for June 3-9. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

On the move
- Debra Metts has been elected vice president and business banker of First Bank of Georgia. Ms. Metts was previously vice president and regional manager of SouthTrust Bank.

Science allows for well-being to be predicted
Navistar's International Truck and Engine Corp. uncovered a surprising finding two years ago after analyzing employee medical claims.

Business calendar
Monday-Tuesday: Volunteer management certificate series, four-part seminar on managing a volunteer program by Carol Fey, Georgia Association of Volunteer Administrators workshop trainer; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Enterprise Mill, Suite 125; $100 for Georgia Center for Nonprofits members, $150 nonmembers; contact Diana Morris at 869-9023 or dmorris@gcn.org.

Richmond County property transferse

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on June 19, 2005. Click on the cartoon for a larger image.

Officials wax on and on while Young's mayoral career wanes

Officials wax on and on while Young's mayoral career wanes
It was nothing short of a love fest at Mayor Bob Young's going-away party at the Old Government House last week. Commissioners honored the departing mayor with a lavish buffet, presents and accolades.

Officials wax on and on while Young's mayoral career wanes
It was nothing short of a love fest at Mayor Bob Young's going-away party at the Old Government House last week. Commissioners honored the departing mayor with a lavish buffet, presents and accolades.

Don't build a nightmare
Although it's only in a tentative stage at this point, economic developers are nonetheless excited at the prospect of an ambitious new retail development project being planned for an area of land bounded by River Watch Parkway and the Augusta Canal.

Yes, yes, yes!

The cut-and-run crowd
As polls show the American people getting discouraged with the Iraq war, the traitorous cut-and-run crowd is starting to play their hand. Two U.S. House members, Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., are heading up something called "The Out of Iraq Congressional Caucus."

The cut-and-run crowd

Yes, yes, yes!
Shall Augusta invest in itself and revitalize the city center, transform the landscape and make Augustans feel good about their city again?

The cut-and-run crowd
As polls show the American people getting discouraged with the Iraq war, the traitorous cut-and-run crowd is starting to play their hand. Two U.S. House members, Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., are heading up something called "The Out of Iraq Congressional Caucus."

Durbin's lies
Congressional Democrats have been trying to separate themselves from the hateful, partisan put-downs of their national party chairman, Howard Dean.

Patriot Act cleaned up
The poster-child for opposition to the Patriot Act was the part that let the FBI snoop through library and bookstore records to see what suspected terrorists are reading.

Yes, yes, yes!
Shall Augusta invest in itself and revitalize the city center, transform the landscape and make Augustans feel good about their city again?

Stevie Wonder pays for funerals for fire victims
PHILADELPHIA - Stevie Wonder has arranged to pay the funeral expenses for five children who were killed in a city row house fire, his publicist said.

Tom Cruise proposes to Katie Holmes at Eiffel Tower
PARIS - Tom Cruise popped the question to Katie Holmes at the Eiffel Tower early Friday and then announced the news to the world - they're getting married.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Three weeks after being defeated by Carrie Underwood in the finals of "American Idol," Bo Bice says he's happy he lost.

Stevie Wonder pays for funerals for fire victims
PHILADELPHIA - Stevie Wonder has arranged to pay the funeral expenses for five children who were killed in a city row house fire, his publicist said.

Tom Cruise proposes to Katie Holmes at Eiffel Tower
PARIS - Tom Cruise popped the question to Katie Holmes at the Eiffel Tower early Friday and then announced the news to the world - they're getting married.

Fed considers revisions to credit card disclosures
WASHINGTON - Growing consumer unease with credit card practices is fueling a call for action as lawmakers and regulators debate making changes.

Fed considers revisions to credit card disclosures

Fed considers revisions to credit card disclosures
WASHINGTON - Growing consumer unease with credit card practices is fueling a call for action as lawmakers and regulators debate making changes.

Jackets put Gnats away in 15 innings
A young fan told Marcus Sanders after Friday's Augusta GreenJackets game that it was the first baseball game she's ever attended.

Rain forces Jackets into doubleheader
Rain pelted the Augusta GreenJackets' Saturday night matchup with the Savannah Sand Gnats, forcing the game to be rescheduled today.

Minor league notebook
Kevin Lynn got a wake-up call Tuesday morning - literally and figuratively.

Minor league notebook
Kevin Lynn got a wake-up call Tuesday morning - literally and figuratively.

Rain forces Jackets into doubleheader
Rain pelted the Augusta GreenJackets' Saturday night matchup with the Savannah Sand Gnats, forcing the game to be rescheduled today.

Jackets put Gnats away in 15 innings
A young fan told Marcus Sanders after Friday's Augusta GreenJackets game that it was the first baseball game she's ever attended.

Forest Hills taps Allen to manage

Jacobsen refuses to show age
PINEHURST, N.C. - Just for the record, Peter Jacobsen has won a U.S. Open in North Carolina: in the movies.

Father's Day, Open have a special bond
PINEHURST, N.C. - Tiger Woods will make a phone call this morning to his "Pop" and discuss his strategy for the final round of the U.S. Open.

Precision plays big part in Howell's turnaround

Howell's day upset by bogeys
PINEHURST, N.C. - Caught in the ebb and flow of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, Charles Howell simply treaded water Saturday.

Coble outlasts rally by teen

Jones rekindles his game of old

Coble outlasts rally by teen
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Laura Coble survived a string of three RemiJin Camping comeback birdies on Friday to win her first Women's Southern Amateur Championship after 34 holes.

Howell's day upset by bogeys
PINEHURST, N.C. - Caught in the ebb and flow of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, Charles Howell simply treaded water Saturday.

Trio share slim lead at the midway point
PINEHURST, N.C. - Some introductions are in order at the 105th U.S. Open.

Father's Day, Open have a special bond
PINEHURST, N.C. - Tiger Woods will make a phone call this morning to his "Pop" and discuss his strategy for the final round of the U.S. Open.

Langham, Parel fall short of cut
PINEHURST, N.C. - The opportunities to play the weekend at the U.S. Open were there for Franklin Langham and Scott Parel.

Howell's day upset by bogeys

Health returns with golf game
It doesn't matter how many times he's been asked the question over the past two weeks. Wayne Marchant is happy to answer it every time.

Toms gets game back on track

Garcia chases history at Open
PINEHURST, N.C. - Sergio Garcia isn't about to give away his secrets this week.

Health returns with golf game

Precision plays big part in Howell's turnaround
PINEHURST, N.C. - Charles Howell's Pinehurst story is not uncommon. One day everything rolls off. The next day everything rolls in.

Jones rekindles his game of old
SALUDA, S.C. - For the most part, Lance Jones is enjoying his rookie year as a senior on the Regions Cup amateur golf tournament series. He likes the relaxed atmosphere, the shorter tees and the new friendships he's developing.

Forest Hills taps Allen to manage
All roads led to Augusta for Scott Allen. He played in the high school state championship tournament at Forest Hills Golf Club as a junior. He finished runner-up.

Toms gets game back on track
PINEHURST, N.C. - Pinehurst No. 2 rejected David Toms' assault on par Friday, sending him home with a double bogey-triple bogey finish.

Coble outlasts rally by teen
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Laura Coble survived a string of three RemiJin Camping comeback birdies on Friday to win her first Women's Southern Amateur Championship after 34 holes.

Goosen is man with Open plan
PINEHURST, N.C. - Retief Goosen was in danger of falling apart, which wouldn't have made him different from any other player in the U.S. Open field during Saturday's third round.

Birdie streak keeps Love afloat
PINEHURST, N.C. - As if an opening 77 wasn't disastrous enough, Davis Love III was headed for even more trouble in the early part of his second round Friday in the U.S. Open.

Jones rekindles his game of old
SALUDA, S.C. - For the most part, Lance Jones is enjoying his rookie year as a senior on the Regions Cup amateur golf tournament series. He likes the relaxed atmosphere, the shorter tees and the new friendships he's developing.

Trio share slim lead at the midway point
PINEHURST, N.C. - Some introductions are in order at the 105th U.S. Open.

Toms gets game back on track
PINEHURST, N.C. - Pinehurst No. 2 rejected David Toms' assault on par Friday, sending him home with a double bogey-triple bogey finish.

Langham, Parel fall short of cut
PINEHURST, N.C. - The opportunities to play the weekend at the U.S. Open were there for Franklin Langham and Scott Parel.

Trio share slim lead at the midway point

Health returns with golf game
It doesn't matter how many times he's been asked the question over the past two weeks. Wayne Marchant is happy to answer it every time.

Father's Day, Open have a special bond

Precision plays big part in Howell's turnaround
PINEHURST, N.C. - Charles Howell's Pinehurst story is not uncommon. One day everything rolls off. The next day everything rolls in.

Goosen is man with Open plan

Forest Hills taps Allen to manage
All roads led to Augusta for Scott Allen. He played in the high school state championship tournament at Forest Hills Golf Club as a junior. He finished runner-up.

Langham, Parel fall short of cut

Goosen is man with Open plan
PINEHURST, N.C. - Retief Goosen was in danger of falling apart, which wouldn't have made him different from any other player in the U.S. Open field during Saturday's third round.

Jackets put Gnats away in 15 innings

Rain forces Jackets into doubleheader

Minor league notebook

This Father's Day, play safe with tools
Father's Day is here, and health professionals are urging all dads who get power tools as gifts to take the time to learn how to handle them safely.

This Father's Day, play safe with tools
Father's Day is here, and health professionals are urging all dads who get power tools as gifts to take the time to learn how to handle them safely.

Biffle wins fifth race of year
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Greg Biffle is making winning look easy.

Campbell finally delivers a major moment
PINEHURST, N.C. - Michael Campbell answered every challenge Tiger Woods threw his way Sunday afternoon until a U.S. Open full of surprises got the biggest one of them all.

Tax assessments are hijackings
Mayor Bob Young boasted that the Augusta tax base had increased by $1 billion, and 30,000 lucky landowners should be thrilled to know their property values increased greatly in the last few months.Frank A. Albert, Grovetown

Commission can't be trusted
Augusta-Richmond County taxpayers must be told their real long-term costs for a redevelopment referendum, a sports complex and obligation bonds; and what happened to the special purpose local option sales tax, which would require everyone - visitors, etc., not just property owners - to pay for worthwhile projects.W.G. Hatcher Sr., Augusta

Plan could help Gitmo's image
There's been much talk about the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

Bond issue must pass Tuesday
Tuesday will be an important day for Augusta and the entire Central Savannah River Area. We will have an opportunity to support our community by voting "yes" on the bond issue for construction of new court facilities, jail and a sports and entertainment complex.David J. Hogg, Augusta

U.S. automotive technology lags

Vote 'yes' for Augusta's future

St. Joseph's must not be closed
With the recent announcement of St. Joseph Hospital's future - closing, being sold or downsizing - I feel I must let the community know what a loss it would be for our hospital to close.Patricia Scoggins, Augusta

Outpouring of love was touching
My family and I would like to say thank you to the entire CSRA for all the wonderful acts of kindness, love, care, and generosity you have shown to us after my dog attack.Gwen Chavous, Petticoat Junction, S.C.

U.S. automotive technology lags
While your "Genuine GM disaster" editorial (June 13) is interesting, you have not addressed the major American automotive manufacturers' problems - that being, General Motors has a line of vehicles that are built around 1940s technology.Bruce Cameron, Evans

Bond issue must pass Tuesday
Tuesday will be an important day for Augusta and the entire Central Savannah River Area. We will have an opportunity to support our community by voting "yes" on the bond issue for construction of new court facilities, jail and a sports and entertainment complex.David J. Hogg, Augusta

Vote 'yes' for Augusta's future
Tuesday's bond referenda provide the citizens of Augusta an opportunity to set the course and the future for their city. Not only do the projects, a sports arena and a new judicial center, bring new jobs and economic benefit to the area immediately, they will offer enhancements and cause new dollars to flow to Augusta for years to come.Whitney O'Keeffe, Augusta

Thanks for sticking to real news
Thank you for your editorial regarding national news media and their misplaced concepts regarding what is important news in the country today.Christopher Baugh ,Evans

Vote 'yes' for Augusta's future
Tuesday's bond referenda provide the citizens of Augusta an opportunity to set the course and the future for their city. Not only do the projects, a sports arena and a new judicial center, bring new jobs and economic benefit to the area immediately, they will offer enhancements and cause new dollars to flow to Augusta for years to come.Whitney O'Keeffe, Augusta

Commission can't be trusted

Commission can't be trusted
Augusta-Richmond County taxpayers must be told their real long-term costs for a redevelopment referendum, a sports complex and obligation bonds; and what happened to the special purpose local option sales tax, which would require everyone - visitors, etc., not just property owners - to pay for worthwhile projects.W.G. Hatcher Sr., Augusta

Tax assessments are hijackings
Mayor Bob Young boasted that the Augusta tax base had increased by $1 billion, and 30,000 lucky landowners should be thrilled to know their property values increased greatly in the last few months.Frank A. Albert, Grovetown

U.S. automotive technology lags
While your "Genuine GM disaster" editorial (June 13) is interesting, you have not addressed the major American automotive manufacturers' problems - that being, General Motors has a line of vehicles that are built around 1940s technology.Bruce Cameron, Evans

Thanks for sticking to real news
Thank you for your editorial regarding national news media and their misplaced concepts regarding what is important news in the country today.Christopher Baugh ,Evans

Thanks for sticking to real news

Tax assessments are hijackings

Bond issue must pass Tuesday

Living briefs

Extreme makeover, garage edition

Abrupt answers are often considered unmannerly in South

Fashion briefs

Condo owner uses Hemingway style

Father-and-daughter bond is worth working for

Travel briefs

Mentors fill gaps for kids whose dads are at war

Diane von Furstenberg: lifetime in fashion not long enough

Visitors to Maine can take literary tours

Travel briefs
The July issue of Outside magazine profiles a trend in which some campers opt for five-star cuisine served tentside. They want to sleep in a tent under the stars in the woods - but they'd rather not deal with the hassles of building a fire and eating canned food.

Father-and-daughter bond is worth working for
Joseph Butler gets to spend more time with his daughters than most fathers.

Living briefs
Encoring today for Father's Day, the 2003 movie Twelve Mile Road is about a divorced dad (Tom Selleck) whose life is disrupted by the arrival of his 16-year-old daughter (Maggie Grace). The show airs at 9 on CBS (WRDW, Channel 12).

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - Searching for your own personal style? It might be just a pair of jeans and bottle of bleach away.

Condo owner uses Hemingway style
A new house can be like a blank canvas. So can an old one, according to Pat Campbell, who turned her Augusta townhouse condominium into a tropical paradise two years ago.

Diane von Furstenberg: lifetime in fashion not long enough
NEW YORK - Diane von Furstenberg spent three decades making the case that women can be sexy, strong and successful.

Mentors fill gaps for kids whose dads are at war
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - You rarely see Marines embrace. Yet Lynne Gilstrap, principal at the Mary Fay Pendleton School at this Marine base, has seen it happen when troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - Searching for your own personal style? It might be just a pair of jeans and bottle of bleach away.

Living briefs
Encoring today for Father's Day, the 2003 movie Twelve Mile Road is about a divorced dad (Tom Selleck) whose life is disrupted by the arrival of his 16-year-old daughter (Maggie Grace). The show airs at 9 on CBS (WRDW, Channel 12).

Abrupt answers are often considered unmannerly in South
Dear Carson: I'm 15 years old and just moved to the South. I thought you might be able to help. Do adults expect to hear "yes or no ma'am" when being answered? Is it important? Do you ever really expect it? Do I just say it when answering a question? I'm sorry to bug you, but I just hear it a lot more. Thanks if you can help. - "Ma'am" Muddle

Abrupt answers are often considered unmannerly in South
Dear Carson: I'm 15 years old and just moved to the South. I thought you might be able to help. Do adults expect to hear "yes or no ma'am" when being answered? Is it important? Do you ever really expect it? Do I just say it when answering a question? I'm sorry to bug you, but I just hear it a lot more. Thanks if you can help. - "Ma'am" Muddle

Condo owner uses Hemingway style
A new house can be like a blank canvas. So can an old one, according to Pat Campbell, who turned her Augusta townhouse condominium into a tropical paradise two years ago.

Visitors to Maine can take literary tours
CAMDEN, Maine - Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote a poem that would bring her fame, Renascence, about the view from Mount Battie in Camden. Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1850 while living in a house near Bowdoin College.

Visitors to Maine can take literary tours
CAMDEN, Maine - Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote a poem that would bring her fame, Renascence, about the view from Mount Battie in Camden. Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1850 while living in a house near Bowdoin College.

Extreme makeover, garage edition
If you can't park your car in the garage or have trouble finding it when it is parked there, your garage could probably use an extreme makeover.

Travel briefs
The July issue of Outside magazine profiles a trend in which some campers opt for five-star cuisine served tentside. They want to sleep in a tent under the stars in the woods - but they'd rather not deal with the hassles of building a fire and eating canned food.

Quiz: How am I doing as my daughter's father?
What's your Dad Q? Take this quiz from Dads & Daughters to find out.

Extreme makeover, garage edition
If you can't park your car in the garage or have trouble finding it when it is parked there, your garage could probably use an extreme makeover.

Father-and-daughter bond is worth working for
Joseph Butler gets to spend more time with his daughters than most fathers.

Mentors fill gaps for kids whose dads are at war
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - You rarely see Marines embrace. Yet Lynne Gilstrap, principal at the Mary Fay Pendleton School at this Marine base, has seen it happen when troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Diane von Furstenberg: lifetime in fashion not long enough
NEW YORK - Diane von Furstenberg spent three decades making the case that women can be sexy, strong and successful.

Across the area
Police arrested a Williston man during the weekend after he was accused of shooting at three people.

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Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - Myrtle Beach State Park is without lifeguards for the first time in four decades after the state canceled a contract with a lifeguard service that went out of business, officials say.

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Instructor faces assault charge
An Aiken Technical College instructor, whose actions allegedly sent one student to the hospital, has been charged with simple assault, a school police officer said Friday.

Discipline delayed for officer

Reed Creek sand runoff might be clogging canal
At the request of Augusta City Administrator Fred Russell, Columbia County officials have initiated a nearly $8,000 study involving a gritty detail of the Augusta Canal - sand runoff.

Medical response put to the test

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

Officials had to build case after confession
AIKEN - For more than a month, state social workers and sheriff's detectives say they knew that a Windsor man had confessed to sexually assaulting young girls.

Reed Creek sand runoff might be clogging canal
At the request of Augusta City Administrator Fred Russell, Columbia County officials have initiated a nearly $8,000 study involving a gritty detail of the Augusta Canal - sand runoff.

Governor agrees to $1,900 fine
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue reached a deal with the State Ethics Commission on Friday to pay $1,900 in fines and return more than $18,000 in campaign contributions to settle charges stemming from his 2002 run for the governorship and his re-election campaign.

Medical response put to the test
Throw in a few mortar rounds and Augusta Regional Airport on Saturday would have seemed like Balad, Iraq, to Air Force Maj. Ken Westenkirchner.

Discipline delayed for officer
A state Department of Corrections officer who officials say lied to investigators about his role in the escape of a prisoner at Medical College of Georgia in April has yet to face disciplinary action, officials said.

Police look into report delay

Campbell finally delivers a major moment

Robbery suspect
The Wrens Police Department is looking for this man, who was caught on surveillance video during the robbery of First State Bank on Main Street in Wrens at 1:10 p.m. Friday.

Barnwell County sheriff follows in father's footsteps

Across the area
An Aiken man died Friday morning from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle accident Thursday.

Across Georgia

'Chronicle' gets general excellence award
PONTE VEDRA, Fla. - Sports stories about local athletes finding success against the odds, photographic images of breaking news and a rare sweep of all editorial writing entries helped earn The Augusta Chronicle second place in this year's General Excellence categories in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspapers Contest.

Ordeal haunts dog attack victim
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Gwendolyn Chavous stands in the front yard of her childhood home and points at the ground.

Police look into report delay
Child molestation allegations against a Riverside Elementary School substitute teacher went unreported by school officials for more than a month, and Columbia County Sheriff's Office officials said Friday they are considering whether the school might be held accountable.

Early ballot numbers are low

Man gets life term for shooting, killing man
An Augusta man who shot two men, killing one, was sentenced Friday to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Early ballot numbers are low
Advance voting for Tuesday's special election has been steady but not overwhelming, according to Richmond County Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey.

Sky's the limit for travelers
The 3,000-person cruise Ann Bruno is taking this month from New York City has been booked solid for almost three months.

Voters to decide on Augusta's future

Advocates aren't high on pot-inspired candy
ATLANTA - Raspberry, butterscotch, sour apple ... and pot?

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Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - A Fort Benning soldier with ties to Sumter, Greenville and Easley, S.C., was killed earlier this week during a roadside bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, according to the Defense Department.

'Chronicle' gets general excellence award
PONTE VEDRA, Fla. - Sports stories about local athletes finding success against the odds, photographic images of breaking news and a rare sweep of all editorial writing entries helped earn The Augusta Chronicle second place in this year's General Excellence categories in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspapers Contest.

Offender jailed on violation
Authorities arrested a convicted sex offender Friday who they said was violating his probation by teaching at a North Augusta martial arts academy.

Campbell finally delivers a major moment
PINEHURST, N.C. - Michael Campbell answered every challenge Tiger Woods threw his way Sunday afternoon until a U.S. Open full of surprises got the biggest one of them all.

News you can use
How often do you eat out? Probably more than you realize.

Across the area

Across Georgia

Advocates aren't high on pot-inspired candy

Worth the wait

Voters to decide on Augusta's future
Voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide on two general obligation bond issues totaling $160 million that would pay for jails, a judicial center and a sports arena at the Regency Mall site.

Across the area

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

News you can use

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Across South Carolina

News you can use

Huge backlog revealed with new court law

Huge backlog revealed with new court law
The move to streamline case assignment in Augusta Judicial Circuit courts has been complicated with the discovery of thousands of backlogged cases - some stretching back half a decade or longer.

Kid of the Day

Newspaper staffers deliver baby story
Metro Courier delivered a whole lot more than newspapers Friday morning.

Reed Creek sand runoff might be clogging canal

Police look into report delay
Child molestation allegations against a Riverside Elementary School substitute teacher went unreported by school officials for more than a month, and Columbia County Sheriff's Office officials said Friday they are considering whether the school might be held accountable.

Offender jailed on violation

Worth the wait
An employee of the Spirit gas station on Washington Road in Martinez directs traffic around the station Friday as motorists line up for regular gasoline, priced at $1.69 per gallon.

'Chronicle' gets general excellence award

Instructor faces assault charge
An Aiken Technical College instructor, whose actions allegedly sent one student to the hospital, has been charged with simple assault, a school police officer said Friday.

Officials had to build case after confession

Sky's the limit for travelers
The 3,000-person cruise Ann Bruno is taking this month from New York City has been booked solid for almost three months.

Sky's the limit for travelers

News you can use
Events scheduled for today include:

Newspaper staffers deliver baby story

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - A Fort Benning soldier with ties to Sumter, Greenville and Easley, S.C., was killed earlier this week during a roadside bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, according to the Defense Department.

Robbery suspect

Officials had to build case after confession
AIKEN - For more than a month, state social workers and sheriff's detectives say they knew that a Windsor man had confessed to sexually assaulting young girls.

Instructor faces assault charge

Huge backlog revealed with new court law
The move to streamline case assignment in Augusta Judicial Circuit courts has been complicated with the discovery of thousands of backlogged cases - some stretching back half a decade or longer.

Why is a new jail needed?
Why is the Richmond County Law Enforcement Center in such terrible shape? The answer to that question may be worth $40 million.

Newspaper staffers deliver baby story
Metro Courier delivered a whole lot more than newspapers Friday morning.

Voters to decide on Augusta's future
Voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide on two general obligation bond issues totaling $160 million that would pay for jails, a judicial center and a sports arena at the Regency Mall site.

Offender jailed on violation
Authorities arrested a convicted sex offender Friday who they said was violating his probation by teaching at a North Augusta martial arts academy.

Ordeal haunts dog attack victim
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Gwendolyn Chavous stands in the front yard of her childhood home and points at the ground.

Volunteers help save Tybee Island turtles
SAVANNAH, Ga. - More than 250 diamondback terrapins, most of them heavy with eggs, have died this spring trying to cross U.S. Highway 80, which leads to Tybee Island, and a brigade of volunteers has tried to help.

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Worth the wait
An employee of the Spirit gas station on Washington Road in Martinez directs traffic around the station Friday as motorists line up for regular gasoline, priced at $1.69 per gallon.

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Robbery suspect
The Wrens Police Department is looking for this man, who was caught on surveillance video during the robbery of First State Bank on Main Street in Wrens at 1:10 p.m. Friday.

Early ballot numbers are low
Advance voting for Tuesday's special election has been steady but not overwhelming, according to Richmond County Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey.

News you can use
Events scheduled for today include:

Medical response put to the test
Throw in a few mortar rounds and Augusta Regional Airport on Saturday would have seemed like Balad, Iraq, to Air Force Maj. Ken Westenkirchner.

Barnwell County sheriff follows in father's footsteps
BARNWELL, S.C. - Barnwell County Sheriff Ed Carroll sits at his desk and peers through the same window he used to crawl out of as a child to stare at the stars.

Barnwell County sheriff follows in father's footsteps
BARNWELL, S.C. - Barnwell County Sheriff Ed Carroll sits at his desk and peers through the same window he used to crawl out of as a child to stare at the stars.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Fulton County Sheriff Myron Freeman has reassigned three courthouse officials amid lingering security concerns at the courthouse, which was the scene of the killings of a judge, court reporter and deputy three months ago.

Advocates aren't high on pot-inspired candy
ATLANTA - Raspberry, butterscotch, sour apple ... and pot?

Across the area
An Aiken man died Friday morning from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle accident Thursday.

Kid of the Day

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - Myrtle Beach State Park is without lifeguards for the first time in four decades after the state canceled a contract with a lifeguard service that went out of business, officials say.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Fulton County Sheriff Myron Freeman has reassigned three courthouse officials amid lingering security concerns at the courthouse, which was the scene of the killings of a judge, court reporter and deputy three months ago.

Allendale will regain schools
COLUMBIA - After six years, Allendale officials are preparing to retake control of their schools.

Across South Carolina
SUMTER - Sumter police are looking for a 12-year-old girl who has been missing since June 10.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Malique Meyers of Hephzibah.

Across the area
Police arrested a Williston man during the weekend after he was accused of shooting at three people.

Rants and raves
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Allendale will regain schools
COLUMBIA - After six years, Allendale officials are preparing to retake control of their schools.

Why is a new jail needed?

Discipline delayed for officer
A state Department of Corrections officer who officials say lied to investigators about his role in the escape of a prisoner at Medical College of Georgia in April has yet to face disciplinary action, officials said.

Ordeal haunts dog attack victim

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Malique Meyers of Hephzibah.

Where we live

Across the Southeast
PHILADELPHIA, MISS. - A brother of the man accused in the 1964 deaths of three civil rights workers took the stand Saturday in his defense, saying the defendant was at a Father's Day gathering that day and never indicated he was in the Ku Klux Klan.

Allendale will regain schools

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Why is a new jail needed?
Why is the Richmond County Law Enforcement Center in such terrible shape? The answer to that question may be worth $40 million.

News you can use
How often do you eat out? Probably more than you realize.

Blink and you can miss best (and worst) of Open
PINEHURST, N.C. - U.S. Opens have been known to cause so many symptoms, they should come with a warning label.

Greatness must be noticed
PINEHURST, N.C. - It's over. Pinehurst can start chiseling another statue to set beside Payne Stewart.

Greatness must be noticed
PINEHURST, N.C. - It's over. Pinehurst can start chiseling another statue to set beside Payne Stewart.

Blink and you can miss best (and worst) of Open
PINEHURST, N.C. - U.S. Opens have been known to cause so many symptoms, they should come with a warning label.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Rapper Cassidy turns himself in to face murder charge
PHILADELPHIA - Rapper Cassidy turned himself in to authorities Friday in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured two others.

Hitting top suits Black Eyed Peas perfectly
NEW YORK - The Black Eyed Peas spent years languishing in hip-hop's underground before they found the formula to vault them into the mainstream - accessible pop melodies, star collaborations, marketing tie-ins and a sexy young thing to belt out catchy choruses.

Hitting top suits Black Eyed Peas perfectly
NEW YORK - The Black Eyed Peas spent years languishing in hip-hop's underground before they found the formula to vault them into the mainstream - accessible pop melodies, star collaborations, marketing tie-ins and a sexy young thing to belt out catchy choruses.

Hitting top suits Black Eyed Peas perfectly

Rapper Cassidy turns himself in to face murder charge

Rapper Cassidy turns himself in to face murder charge
PHILADELPHIA - Rapper Cassidy turned himself in to authorities Friday in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured two others.

Newman breaks record
BROOKLYN, Mich. - An afternoon of surprises at Michigan International Speedway started with Mike Garvey and Stuart Kirby both out-qualifying Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the Batman Begins 400, and it continued with 26 drivers breaking the track record.

Rudd's 57th will make track history
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Ricky Rudd will be making a track-record 57th start at Michigan International Speedway today in the Batman Begins 400.

Trulli gives Toyota a reason to cheer
INDIANAPOLIS - Jarno Trulli salvaged what was shaping up to be a miserable weekend for the Toyota team by winning the pole Saturday for the United States Grand Prix.

Martin's seen a lot during racing days
BROOKLYN, Mich. - During his farewell tour as a driver on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, Mark Martin continually likes to remind everyone he's not very smart.

Trulli gives Toyota a reason to cheer
INDIANAPOLIS - Jarno Trulli salvaged what was shaping up to be a miserable weekend for the Toyota team by winning the pole Saturday for the United States Grand Prix.

Martin's seen a lot during racing days

Setzer trucks his way to win
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Dennis Setzer raced to his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory of the season Saturday, winning under caution after Ted Musgrave blew an engine while running second with less than two laps to go.

Trulli gives Toyota a reason to cheer

Newman breaks record
BROOKLYN, Mich. - An afternoon of surprises at Michigan International Speedway started with Mike Garvey and Stuart Kirby both out-qualifying Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the Batman Begins 400, and it continued with 26 drivers breaking the track record.

Setzer trucks his way to win

Martin's seen a lot during racing days
BROOKLYN, Mich. - During his farewell tour as a driver on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, Mark Martin continually likes to remind everyone he's not very smart.

Setzer trucks his way to win
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Dennis Setzer raced to his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory of the season Saturday, winning under caution after Ted Musgrave blew an engine while running second with less than two laps to go.

Newman breaks record

Pistons' defense on Duncan has rendered him ordinary
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The battles between Tim Duncan and Rasheed Wallace date to their days on opposite ends of Tobacco Road, when Wake Forest played North Carolina and the two young big men were just starting down the path that has led them to these NBA Finals.

Pistons' defense on Duncan has rendered him ordinary
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The battles between Tim Duncan and Rasheed Wallace date to their days on opposite ends of Tobacco Road, when Wake Forest played North Carolina and the two young big men were just starting down the path that has led them to these NBA Finals.

Pistons' defense on Duncan has rendered him ordinary

Coaches show off their lighter sides

Timberwolves hire Sonics assistant Casey
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Timberwolves hired longtime Seattle assistant Dwane Casey as their new coach on Friday.

Coaches show off their lighter sides
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - To keep the mood light Saturday, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich showed a clip from the 1979 Maine high school basketball championship game starring assistant coach Brett Brown in all his short shorts glory.

Timberwolves hire Sonics assistant Casey
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Timberwolves hired longtime Seattle assistant Dwane Casey as their new coach on Friday.

Coaches show off their lighter sides
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - To keep the mood light Saturday, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich showed a clip from the 1979 Maine high school basketball championship game starring assistant coach Brett Brown in all his short shorts glory.

Timberwolves hire Sonics assistant Casey

Mr. John Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim McMurrain    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Camelle Batson    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Miss Johnnie Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tordd Hazel, Jr.    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Ella Sauls Carter    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Miss Johnnie Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Frances Ruth Stocker    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Eugene Adams    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Y. Nichols    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Mack    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Harriet A. Moore    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Frances Ruth Stocker    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. John Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dea. Isiah "Benny" Turner    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma K. Herndon    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Robert D. Davis    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. James L. McMurrain    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Dea. Isiah "Benny" Turner    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Lowder    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur Koehler    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Miss Johnnie Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Koehler    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Thurman Hickson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Steven Miller    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gene Powell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Harriet Scoates    (AIRY, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ernestine Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Gary, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fitzgerald B. Bates    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Clanice Bodie Prior    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Fitzgerald B. Bates    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilouise Anthony    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Sauls Carter    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Philip L. Stewart    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Joe Ann Lassorella    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Steven Miller    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilouise Anthony    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Y. Nichols    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Clanice Bodie Prior    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma K. Herndon    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Gary, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Hutchison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Jim McMurrain    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Maureen Stocker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gunter Morris    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Damir Tomljenovic    (LOUISVILLE, Ky.)

Mrs. Virginia Rodgers    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmie T. Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Linda L. Sims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Walter S. Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grover C. Young, Jr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Joe Ann Lassorella    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Joe Ann Lassorella    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Philip L. Stewart    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maureen Stocker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Bernhard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Damir Tomljenovic    (LOUISVILLE, Ky.)

Mrs. Milreasie Carswell    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ernestine Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joe Ann Lassorella    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Walter S. Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Linda L. Sims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tordd Hazel, Jr.    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmie T. Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grover C. Young, Jr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Powell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Johnnie Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Harriet Scoates    (AIRY, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Rodgers    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gunter Morris    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Camelle Batson    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Steven Miller    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Bernhard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Mack    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert D. Davis    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Hutchison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Ms. Frances Ruth Stocker    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. James L. McMurrain    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Milreasie Carswell    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Harriet A. Moore    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mr. Thurman Hickson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Eugene Adams    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Lowder    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Steven Miller    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Philip L. Stewart (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Harriet A. Moore (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Joe Ann Lassorella (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Hutchison (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Parkman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter S. Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Molik (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Powell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Grover C. Young, Jr. (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Tordd Hazel, Jr. (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Dea. Isiah "Benny" Turner (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas Mack (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Martha Bernhard (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Y. Nichols (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Rodgers (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Hawes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thurman Hickson, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Miller (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Eugene Adams (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Maureen Stocker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Damir Tomljenovic (LOUISVILLE, Ky.)

Mr. Steven Miller (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Harriet Scoates (AIRY, Ga.)

Mr. John Molik (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Thelma K. Herndon (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Linda L. Sims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilouise Anthony (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmie T. Sanders (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James L. McMurrain (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Gunter Morris (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Ms. Frances Ruth Stocker (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ella Sauls Carter (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Miss Johnnie Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Lowder (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Sarah Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Milreasie Carswell (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Miss Johnnie Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fitzgerald B. Bates (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Koehler (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert D. Davis (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Clanice Bodie Prior (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Joe Ann Lassorella (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Camelle Batson (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Jim McMurrain (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

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

Waters steers team to ultimate reward

Kennedy keeps promise of title

Overtime

FireBall calm Chaos

Musketeers sweeper has a lot on his mind

Goals keep senior sharp

Spotlight is getting crowded for Serena

Tribe still supports Florida State use of nickname

Fransoso keeps setting records

Overtime

Dutcher keeps pep in her step

FireBall doused by rains, Chaos

Tribe still supports Florida State use of nickname
MIAMI - The Seminole Tribe of Florida said it still backs Florida State University's use of the Seminoles nickname, just a week before the NCAA meets on the appropriateness of American Indian nicknames.

Musketeers sweeper has a lot on his mind
Richmond Academy's Markus Jackson is every bit the all-around genuinely gifted young person this world needs more of.

Waters steers team to ultimate reward
Everyone saw it coming. South Aiken's boys soccer team began the year with its stable bursting with talent.

Kennedy keeps promise of title
The sun began sinking low, and Aquinas' chances of winning a state soccer championship were slipping away as well.

Fransoso keeps setting records
Stephanie Fransoso holds every scoring record in Greenbrier history. She's one assist away from the school record. She has selected a college.

Musketeers sweeper has a lot on his mind
Richmond Academy's Markus Jackson is every bit the all-around genuinely gifted young person this world needs more of.

Goals keep senior sharp
Almost every player of the year story starts the same way. Player does something great; team, fans and coaches are amazed; nothing but smooth sailing along a dream year.

All area boys and girls soccer teams
The Augusta Chronicle is saluting prep soccer standouts from the area.

FireBall doused by rains, Chaos
After the Augusta FireBall United's dominant performance on Friday night, the West Virginia Chaos were bound to have a bit of revenge on their minds.

T-shirts helped Laney shine
Laney's Wildcats began the year with nothing. They ended it with history.

Overtime
In Enschede, Netherlands, Freddy Adu started the play that led to the winning goal, leading the United States to a 1-0 win over Egypt and first place in Group D of the World Youth Championship.

Kennedy keeps promise of title
The sun began sinking low, and Aquinas' chances of winning a state soccer championship were slipping away as well.

Spotlight is getting crowded for Serena
WIMBLEDON, England - There was a time, not all that long ago, when Serena Williams was the clear-cut favorite at every tournament she entered, no matter the surface, no matter the field, and no matter, frankly, how devoted she was to tennis.

South Aiken's 'Goose' has been golden in net
Ring up the Gustavsons in Aiken. Ask to speak with Goose and prepare for a quick quiz.

FireBall doused by rains, Chaos
After the Augusta FireBall United's dominant performance on Friday night, the West Virginia Chaos were bound to have a bit of revenge on their minds.

Goals keep senior sharp
Almost every player of the year story starts the same way. Player does something great; team, fans and coaches are amazed; nothing but smooth sailing along a dream year.

Overtime
In Enschede, Netherlands, Freddy Adu started the play that led to the winning goal, leading the United States to a 1-0 win over Egypt and first place in Group D of the World Youth Championship.

Waters steers team to ultimate reward
Everyone saw it coming. South Aiken's boys soccer team began the year with its stable bursting with talent.

Fransoso keeps setting records
Stephanie Fransoso holds every scoring record in Greenbrier history. She's one assist away from the school record. She has selected a college.

Dutcher keeps pep in her step
South Aiken coach Bridget Dutcher has a different sort of "Win one for the Gipper" speech.

Spotlight is getting crowded for Serena
WIMBLEDON, England - There was a time, not all that long ago, when Serena Williams was the clear-cut favorite at every tournament she entered, no matter the surface, no matter the field, and no matter, frankly, how devoted she was to tennis.

Overtime
USC Aiken's baseball team finished the season ranked No. 12 in the final Collegiate Baseball Magazine Division II Top 30 coaches poll.

FireBall calm Chaos
During its perfect start, the Augusta FireBall United's defense had gotten most of the credit for the team's early success.

FireBall calm Chaos
During its perfect start, the Augusta FireBall United's defense had gotten most of the credit for the team's early success.

Overtime
USC Aiken's baseball team finished the season ranked No. 12 in the final Collegiate Baseball Magazine Division II Top 30 coaches poll.

Tribe still supports Florida State use of nickname
MIAMI - The Seminole Tribe of Florida said it still backs Florida State University's use of the Seminoles nickname, just a week before the NCAA meets on the appropriateness of American Indian nicknames.

Dutcher keeps pep in her step
South Aiken coach Bridget Dutcher has a different sort of "Win one for the Gipper" speech.

Do you wahoo?
Rick Kelly, of Augusta, poses with a 95-pound wahoo he landed May 10, while fishing off Holden Beach, N.C., with Capt. Ryan Kelly and John Broadnax. Wahoo are among the fastest and hardest-fighting offshore sportfish and usually weigh from 15 to 40 pounds.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar

Do you wahoo?
Rick Kelly, of Augusta, poses with a 95-pound wahoo he landed May 10, while fishing off Holden Beach, N.C., with Capt. Ryan Kelly and John Broadnax. Wahoo are among the fastest and hardest-fighting offshore sportfish and usually weigh from 15 to 40 pounds.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Do you wahoo?

Bassmaster tour signs deal to return to lake
It's taken months of lobbying - and a cash commitment from Columbia County - but a deal was sealed last week to bring ESPN and its Citgo Bassmaster pro tour back to Thurmond Lake next spring.

Bassmaster tour signs deal to return to lake
It's taken months of lobbying - and a cash commitment from Columbia County - but a deal was sealed last week to bring ESPN and its Citgo Bassmaster pro tour back to Thurmond Lake next spring.

Groups see lack of men in pews
There are no 'Men, keep out' signs above church doors, but to some men, there might as well be.

Faith digest
A 300-VOICE CHOIR of youths from the Carolinas and Georgia will perform for the Aiken Ambush at 4 p.m. today at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road in Aiken. The event is sponsored by Christ N U, a parachurch youth ministry.

Insiders offer two 'instant' books on Pope Benedict
Pope Benedict XVI assumed Peter's throne April 19, leaving behind an extensive paper trail from his years as a theologian in Germany and as the Vatican's chief doctrinal overseer. The conservative Ignatius Press has issued many of his writings.

Groups see lack of men in pews
There are no 'Men, keep out' signs above church doors, but to some men, there might as well be.

Friends, church members pray for pastor's recovery
The Rev. Scott Ostendorf, a preacher-biker from Clearwater, is on a new journey.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@ augustachronicle.com.

Church, neighborhood take to streets to battle crime
It has been a good year since Mount Vernon Baptist Church and its South Nellieville neighbors prayed in the streets to run drug dealers out of their community. On Wednesday, it was time to go back.

Church, neighborhood take to streets to battle crime
It has been a good year since Mount Vernon Baptist Church and its South Nellieville neighbors prayed in the streets to run drug dealers out of their community. On Wednesday, it was time to go back.

Friends, church members pray for pastor's recovery
The Rev. Scott Ostendorf, a preacher-biker from Clearwater, is on a new journey.

Faith digest
A 300-VOICE CHOIR of youths from the Carolinas and Georgia will perform for the Aiken Ambush at 4 p.m. today at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road in Aiken. The event is sponsored by Christ N U, a parachurch youth ministry.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@ augustachronicle.com.

Insiders offer two 'instant' books on Pope Benedict
Pope Benedict XVI assumed Peter's throne April 19, leaving behind an extensive paper trail from his years as a theologian in Germany and as the Vatican's chief doctrinal overseer. The conservative Ignatius Press has issued many of his writings.

Bassmaster tour signs deal to return to lake

Blink and you can miss best (and worst) of Open

Greatness must be noticed

TV debates: are minds ever changed?
NEW YORK - Dead at 23: CNN's "Crossfire" argued its last not long ago. Its passing was unmourned and, for the most part, unnoted.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Their "host chats" are always uncharted. Even so, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa are seldom at sea on their popular talk show.

TV debates: are minds ever changed?

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Michael Palin up to something completely different
LOS ANGELES - Head for the hills with Michael Palin. "Himalaya" - premiering 9 p.m. Sunday, June 20 on the Travel Channel - chronicles his six-month journey over the Khyber Pass from Pakistan to Afghanistan and then into India, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Burma.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Their "host chats" are always uncharted. Even so, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa are seldom at sea on their popular talk show.

Michael Palin up to something completely different
LOS ANGELES - Head for the hills with Michael Palin. "Himalaya" - premiering 9 p.m. Sunday, June 20 on the Travel Channel - chronicles his six-month journey over the Khyber Pass from Pakistan to Afghanistan and then into India, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Burma.

TV debates: are minds ever changed?
NEW YORK - Dead at 23: CNN's "Crossfire" argued its last not long ago. Its passing was unmourned and, for the most part, unnoted.

Michael Palin up to something completely different

Stevie Wonder pays for funerals for fire victims

Tom Cruise proposes to Katie Holmes at Eiffel Tower

Faith calendar

Faith digest

Friends, church members pray for pastor's recovery

Groups see lack of men in pews

Insiders offer two 'instant' books on Pope Benedict

Church, neighborhood take to streets to battle crime

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