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.

Memphis exhibit shows motorcycles as works of art

Memphis exhibit shows motorcycles as works of art
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - In the history of motorcycles, some images are enduring: Marlon Brando astride his 1950 Triumph Thunderbird in "The Wild One," or Peter Fonda gripping the ape hangers of his stars-and-stripes Harley chopper in "Easy Rider."

'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

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.

Coffee table books hit the road - and the railroad

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

Memphis exhibit shows motorcycles as works of art
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - In the history of motorcycles, some images are enduring: Marlon Brando astride his 1950 Triumph Thunderbird in "The Wild One," or Peter Fonda gripping the ape hangers of his stars-and-stripes Harley chopper in "Easy Rider."

Brown to miss a start

Fans go to Internet auction site for parking spots

Fans go to Internet auction site for parking spots
OMAHA, Neb. - With Rosenblatt Stadium located in the heart of a residential neighborhood in south Omaha, parking is always a problem during the College World Series.

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.

Beavers fall to Green Wave

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.

Area alumni share goal, but little else

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.

Fans go to Internet auction site for parking spots
OMAHA, Neb. - With Rosenblatt Stadium located in the heart of a residential neighborhood in south Omaha, parking is always a problem during the College World Series.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jesse Ezekiel Mays

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.

Olivia Belle Ledford

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

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.

Mia Freya Bartholomew

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.

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.

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.

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.

Annaston Helena West

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.

Amara Trichelle Sims

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.

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.

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.

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.

Natalie Marie Sutton

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.

Christopher Michael Hernandez

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.

Emma Grace Wall

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.

Allen Everett Deloach

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.

Zoe Gray Morrison

Preston Scott Strong

Emma Alexis Morgan

John Elkins Durden

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.

Evelyn Marie Riggenbach

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.

Cincy bombards Atlanta
CINCINNATI - Bad days are bound to find even the best baseball teams, but Sunday didn't come along at the most opportune time for the Atlanta Braves.

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
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.

Broadcast booth happy home for Carays
ATLANTA - Father's Day has rarely been a time for celebrations for three generations of baseball broadcasters in the Caray family.

Atlanta on verge of road sweep

Broadcast booth happy home for Carays
ATLANTA - Father's Day has rarely been a time for celebrations for three generations of baseball broadcasters in the Caray family.

Broadcast booth happy home for Carays

Richmond County property transferse

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

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.

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

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:

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.

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 briefs

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?

On the move

Companies see benefit of having exercise facilities

Science allows for well-being to be predicted

Richmond County business licenses

Can Google's stock gains go on?
NEW YORK - It now seems like a distant memory. Last summer, Google Inc. slashed its asking price for shares in its initial public offering by 30 percent to $85 a piece to attract more demand.

Can Google's stock gains go on?

Business calendar

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?

Computer jobs lose their luster
STANFORD, Calif. - As an eager freshman in the fall of 2001, Andrew Mo's career trajectory seemed preordained: He'd learn C++ and Java languages while earning a computer science degree at Stanford University, then land a Silicon Valley technology job.

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

Can Google's stock gains go on?
NEW YORK - It now seems like a distant memory. Last summer, Google Inc. slashed its asking price for shares in its initial public offering by 30 percent to $85 a piece to attract more demand.

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

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.

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

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.

Make fitness a priority

Make fitness a priority
In the quest to improve scholastic performance, schools have been cutting out physical education programs to make time for more academic programs.

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?

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?

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!

Make fitness a priority
In the quest to improve scholastic performance, schools have been cutting out physical education programs to make time for more academic programs.

Law makes IDs safer
To hear some critics talk about the REAL ID Act, you'd think "ID" is an abbreviation for "inconvenienced."

Law makes IDs safer

Law makes IDs safer
To hear some critics talk about the REAL ID Act, you'd think "ID" is an abbreviation for "inconvenienced."

Even after an acquittal , life can be difficult
NEW YORK - Act 2 can be hard to do, even after an acquittal. Many people believe celebrities get away with heinous crimes thanks to their money and fame. So celebs who hear the words "not guilty" can still fall into a career limbo more difficult to escape than a cluster of paparazzi.

Even after an acquittal , life can be difficult
NEW YORK - Act 2 can be hard to do, even after an acquittal. Many people believe celebrities get away with heinous crimes thanks to their money and fame. So celebs who hear the words "not guilty" can still fall into a career limbo more difficult to escape than a cluster of paparazzi.

People in the News
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Janet Jackson was in no mood for jokes when she got a cheeky introduction from actor Alan Cumming as she received a humanitarian award from a gay rights group.

Q&A with Damon Wayans
NEW YORK - Damon Wayans has ditched the wife and kids for life on the road.

Q&A with Damon Wayans
NEW YORK - Damon Wayans has ditched the wife and kids for life on the road.

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.

Should I buy or lease a car?

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.

Should I buy or lease a car?
Q: A lot of my friends are leasing cars now, but I was always told that it's a bad idea. Is it ever smart to lease instead of buy?

Should I buy or lease a car?
Q: A lot of my friends are leasing cars now, but I was always told that it's a bad idea. Is it ever smart to lease instead of buy?

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 just short in first half
Ninth-inning comebacks have become almost a staple for the Augusta GreenJackets at Lake Olmstead Stadium this season. They couldn't get to the ninth Sunday, when they needed it the most.

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 just short in first half
Ninth-inning comebacks have become almost a staple for the Augusta GreenJackets at Lake Olmstead Stadium this season. They couldn't get to the ninth Sunday, when they needed it the most.

Old West isn't as much fun now

For Goosen, Gore, final day bombed
PINEHURST, N.C. - One was the two-time U.S. Open champion known for taking pressure and squeezing victories out of it.

San Diego golfer makes mother's trip worthwhile
JOHNSTON, Iowa - Maybe Kitty Robyn should bring her mother along more often.

Smith's gift leads to win
SALUDA, S.C. - It was only because of an early Father's Day present that Casey Smith of Abbeville, S.C., won the North Augusta Exchange Club/Persimmon Hill Classic on Sunday.

Smith's gift leads to win
SALUDA, S.C. - It was only because of an early Father's Day present that Casey Smith of Abbeville, S.C., won the North Augusta Exchange Club/Persimmon Hill Classic on Sunday.

Campbell stalks Tiger for major win
PINEHURST, N.C. - With the world's best player breathing down his neck, Michael Campbell didn't have to look very far to find a source of strength Sunday in the final round of the U.S. Open.

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.

Toms gets game back on track

For Goosen, Gore, final day bombed
PINEHURST, N.C. - One was the two-time U.S. Open champion known for taking pressure and squeezing victories out of it.

How's Howell?

Tiger's tale told by putter
PINEHURST, N.C. - Tiger Woods did what most people thought he couldn't do Sunday.

Campbell stalks Tiger for major win

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.

For Goosen, Gore, final day bombed

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.

Smith's gift leads to win

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.

Ochoa wins Rochester LPGA by four strokes
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Five strokes back with just seven holes to go, Lorena Ochoa looked to have lost yet another chance to win an LPGA tournament this year.

Backstrom beats Dwyer in playoff to win Saint-Omer Open
SAINT-OMER, France - Joakim Backstrom of Sweden beat Britain's Paul Dwyer on the first playoff hole to win the Aa Saint-Omer Open on Sunday.

How's Howell?
For the second straight year, Charles Howell suffered under trying final-round course conditions at the U.S. Open, shooting a closing 81 to tie for 75th at Pinehurst No. 2.

Backstrom beats Dwyer in playoff to win Saint-Omer Open
SAINT-OMER, France - Joakim Backstrom of Sweden beat Britain's Paul Dwyer on the first playoff hole to win the Aa Saint-Omer Open on Sunday.

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.

Ochoa wins Rochester LPGA by four strokes
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Five strokes back with just seven holes to go, Lorena Ochoa looked to have lost yet another chance to win an LPGA tournament this year.

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.

Last man standing
PINEHURST, N.C. - Move over, rugby. New Zealand has a new national hero and sport to celebrate.

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.

Campbell stalks Tiger for major win
PINEHURST, N.C. - With the world's best player breathing down his neck, Michael Campbell didn't have to look very far to find a source of strength Sunday in the final round of 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.

How's Howell?
For the second straight year, Charles Howell suffered under trying final-round course conditions at the U.S. Open, shooting a closing 81 to tie for 75th at Pinehurst No. 2.

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.

San Diego golfer makes mother's trip worthwhile
JOHNSTON, Iowa - Maybe Kitty Robyn should bring her mother along more often.

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.

Tiger's tale told by putter
PINEHURST, N.C. - Tiger Woods did what most people thought he couldn't do Sunday.

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.

Tiger's tale told by putter

Father's Day, Open have a special bond

Ochoa wins Rochester LPGA by four strokes

Howell's day upset by bogeys

Backstrom beats Dwyer in playoff to win Saint-Omer Open

Jones rekindles his game of old

Goosen is man with Open plan

San Diego golfer makes mother's trip worthwhile

Rain forces Jackets into doubleheader

Minor league notebook

Jackets just short in first half

Former NHLers get ready for their closeups

Former NHLers get ready for their closeups
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - With microphone in hand and the camera rolling, Dave Maley bantered easily with left-hander Josh Kalinowski, a pitcher with the minor league Bridgeport Bluefish, during pregame warmups.

Former NHLers get ready for their closeups
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - With microphone in hand and the camera rolling, Dave Maley bantered easily with left-hander Josh Kalinowski, a pitcher with the minor league Bridgeport Bluefish, during pregame warmups.

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.

Why no South Carolina helmet law?
How ironic! The South Carolina General Assembly passes a new law authorizing all police agencies to ticket anyone not wearing a seat belt, but allows motorcyclists to drive their vehicles without helmets.Ivan Bolgla, 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

Augusta needs an elegant stage

Bond issue must pass Tuesday

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

Thanks for sticking to real news

Local floods pose a legitimate danger
I am in agreement with Curtis D. Choplin's May 30 letter, "Don't discount danger of flooding."P.K. Fitzgerald, Harlem

Commission can't be trusted

Why no South Carolina helmet law?
How ironic! The South Carolina General Assembly passes a new law authorizing all police agencies to ticket anyone not wearing a seat belt, but allows motorcyclists to drive their vehicles without helmets. Ivan Bolgla, Augusta

Vote 'yes' for Augusta's future

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.

Augusta needs an elegant stage
As a writer of local history, the June 21 vote on whether to tax citizens for a new 15,000-seat sports and entertainment complex brings to mind a story I wrote years ago about a facility that was revered by Augustans of another era: the Opera House. Tom Hunter, Augusta

Local floods pose a legitimate danger
I am in agreement with Curtis D. Choplin's May 30 letter, "Don't discount danger of flooding." P.K. Fitzgerald, Harlem

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

Augusta needs an elegant stage
As a writer of local history, the June 21 vote on whether to tax citizens for a new 15,000-seat sports and entertainment complex brings to mind a story I wrote years ago about a facility that was revered by Augustans of another era: the Opera House.Tom Hunter, 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

Why no South Carolina helmet law?

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

Local floods pose a legitimate danger

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

Government doesn't deserve our taxes
It is not hard to agree with Harry Sellers' letter "Property assessment is a swindle" (June 14). I was mugged by a 58 percent increase. The assessor office's answer seems to be that property values were not increased sufficiently in recent years to comply with state law. But property owners should not have to suffer for the failures in the assessor's office with such ruinous increases. John Ballard, 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

Techbits: Designer television, Hacking PSP and more

Mentors fill gaps for kids whose dads are at war

Visitors to Maine can take literary tours

Extreme makeover, garage edition

Condo owner uses Hemingway style

Travel briefs

Phone-based time clock is a useful tool

Father-and-daughter bond is worth working for

Living briefs

Abrupt answers are often considered unmannerly in South

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

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.

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.

Phone-based time clock is a useful tool
Many new cell phones come so tricked out with extra features that devising reasons to use them all can be quite a chore. So it was a pleasant surprise to encounter a simple new tool for Verizon Wireless phones called Timecard that actually enhances - rather than saps - productivity.

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.

Techbits: Designer television, Hacking PSP and more
SAN FRANCISCO - Imagine owning a television set that looks and feels like a baseball, a cello or even the horse-drawn coach that whisked Cinderella to the ball.

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).

Phone-based time clock is a useful tool
Many new cell phones come so tricked out with extra features that devising reasons to use them all can be quite a chore. So it was a pleasant surprise to encounter a simple new tool for Verizon Wireless phones called Timecard that actually enhances - rather than saps - productivity.

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.

Techbits: Designer television, Hacking PSP and more
SAN FRANCISCO - Imagine owning a television set that looks and feels like a baseball, a cello or even the horse-drawn coach that whisked Cinderella to the ball.

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

March seeks rights for disabled
GRACEWOOD - Advocates for the disabled marched near Augusta on Sunday to kick off a statewide march for their rights to live in their communities.

Alliance between businessman, mayor made history in Atlanta
ATLANTA - In a city that was still sharply divided by race more than a decade after it served as the epicenter of the civil rights movement, theirs was a risky partnership.

Young leaves with a smile
Augusta already is known as the home of the hardest working man in show business, James Brown. And if you believe the city's commissioners, it also was the home of the hardest working mayor, Bob Young.

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

Talk of higher fees is growing in Aiken

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.

Talk of higher fees is growing in Aiken
AIKEN - It's the point in the Aiken County budget process where ideally someone would pull a rabbit out of his hat.

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

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A Florida man working in a Johns Island tomato field was killed by lightning Saturday.

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.

Five questions with Lynn Bailey

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested early Sunday in connection with a convenience store robbery last month.

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

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.

After leaving prison, boxer fights past personal demons

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

Talk of higher fees is growing in Aiken
AIKEN - It's the point in the Aiken County budget process where ideally someone would pull a rabbit out of his hat.

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.

The week ahead

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Across the southeast

Across the area

Man taught importance of family

Ordeal haunts dog attack victim

Across the southeast
LOUISVILLE, KY. - The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has formally adopted constitutional changes aimed at preventing and punishing sexual abuse by clergy.

Barnwell County sheriff follows in father's footsteps

Ballpark brings families together on Father's Day
On what turned out to be a sunny and warm day for a baseball game, Scott Davis thought it was likewise a great idea to hang out with his family on Father's Day.

Where we live

Alliance between businessman, mayor made history in Atlanta
ATLANTA - In a city that was still sharply divided by race more than a decade after it served as the epicenter of the civil rights movement, theirs was a risky partnership.

Advocates aren't high on pot-inspired candy

Convict will leave jail after 20 years
Jeffrey Noel Brown will be a free man Thursday.

Allendale will regain schools

Medical response put to the test

Across Georgia

Convict will leave jail after 20 years
Jeffrey Noel Brown will be a free man Thursday.

Voters to decide on Augusta's future

Across the southeast
LOUISVILLE, KY. - The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has formally adopted constitutional changes aimed at preventing and punishing sexual abuse by clergy.

News you can use

Campbell finally delivers a major moment

Early ballot numbers are low

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested early Sunday in connection with a convenience store robbery last month.

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

Across the area

Rants and raves
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March seeks rights for disabled

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

Across Georgia

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.

Convict will leave jail after 20 years

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.

Alliance between businessman, mayor made history in Atlanta

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.

Young leaves with a smile

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

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Quincey L. FLowers Jr., 3, of Augusta.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A Florida man working in a Johns Island tomato field was killed by lightning Saturday.

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

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Gunshot wounds in separate incidents Saturday left two boys hospitalized.

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

Man taught importance of family
The daughters of Jim McMurrain find it difficult so close to Father's Day to face a future without the man they affectionately called "Big Daddy."

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.

Five questions with Lynn Bailey
Lynn Bailey is the executive director of the Richmond County Board of Elections. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for a special election on two bond referendums and the creation of special tax zones. Absentee voting is today from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the elections office, 530 Greene St.

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

After leaving prison, boxer fights past personal demons
Jerry Harvey has suffered knock-downs, has dodged punches, hit back and is finally standing victorious.

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.

Young leaves with a smile
Augusta already is known as the home of the hardest working man in show business, James Brown. And if you believe the city's commissioners, it also was the home of the hardest working mayor, Bob Young.

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

Five questions with Lynn Bailey
Lynn Bailey is the executive director of the Richmond County Board of Elections. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for a special election on two bond referendums and the creation of special tax zones. Absentee voting is today from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the elections office, 530 Greene St.

The week ahead
I would've been the cat.

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.

After leaving prison, boxer fights past personal demons
Jerry Harvey has suffered knock-downs, has dodged punches, hit back and is finally standing victorious.

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

The week ahead
I would've been the cat.

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

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Quincey L. FLowers Jr., 3, of Augusta.

Rants and raves
Comments from our readers:

March seeks rights for disabled
GRACEWOOD - Advocates for the disabled marched near Augusta on Sunday to kick off a statewide march for their rights to live in their communities.

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

Ballpark brings families together on Father's Day
On what turned out to be a sunny and warm day for a baseball game, Scott Davis thought it was likewise a great idea to hang out with his family on Father's Day.

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Gunshot wounds in separate incidents Saturday left two boys hospitalized.

Kid of the Day

Man taught importance of family
The daughters of Jim McMurrain find it difficult so close to Father's Day to face a future without the man they affectionately called "Big Daddy."

Across South Carolina

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

Ballpark brings families together on Father's Day

Bikers raise funds, awareness for disease
If you see 62-year-old Marie Nemec and 69-year-old Charlotte Reicks riding their bikes toward Thomson today on their way to Washington, Ga., the two ask you to wave.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Unlikely champ found Sunday magic
PINEHURST, N.C. - Now it's over.

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.

Unlikely champ found Sunday magic
PINEHURST, N.C. - Now it's over.

Old West isn't as much fun now
A few months ago, we received a digital box from our cable television company and, along with it, many more channels.

Old West isn't as much fun now
A few months ago, we received a digital box from our cable television company and, along with it, many more channels.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

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

Hollywood slump drags on
LOS ANGELES - Batman was powerful enough to rule the box office, but the superhero was unable to pull Hollywood out of its worst slump in 20 years.

Hollywood slump drags on
LOS ANGELES - Batman was powerful enough to rule the box office, but the superhero was unable to pull Hollywood out of its worst slump in 20 years.

Hollywood slump drags on

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

Spin magazine lists Radiohead's 'OK Computer' as best album
NEW YORK - Spin magazine named Radiohead's "OK Computer" the top album of the past 20 years, praising a futuristic sound that manages to feel alive "even when its words are spoken by a robot."

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.

Spin magazine lists Radiohead's 'OK Computer' as best album

Hitting top suits Black Eyed Peas perfectly

Spin magazine lists Radiohead's 'OK Computer' as best album
NEW YORK - Spin magazine named Radiohead's "OK Computer" the top album of the past 20 years, praising a futuristic sound that manages to feel alive "even when its words are spoken by a robot."

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.

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.

Newman breaks record

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.

Fans outraged by depleted U.S. Grand Prix field
INDIANAPOLIS - Many Formula One fans were outraged by the withdrawal of all but six cars before the start of the United States Grand Prix on Sunday.

Fans outraged by depleted U.S. Grand Prix field

Marlin to be replaced in 2005 by Stremme
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Sterling Marlin will be bumped from Ganassi Racing's No. 40 next year by Busch Series driver David Stremme, team owners Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates confirmed Sunday.

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.

Setzer trucks his way to win

Biffle rolls to fifth victory of season
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Even when he didn't have the best car, Greg Biffle still found a way to win Sunday.

Trulli gives Toyota a reason to cheer

Marlin to be replaced in 2005 by Stremme
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Sterling Marlin will be bumped from Ganassi Racing's No. 40 next year by Busch Series driver David Stremme, team owners Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates confirmed Sunday.

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.

Biffle rolls to fifth victory of season

Fans outraged by depleted U.S. Grand Prix field
INDIANAPOLIS - Many Formula One fans were outraged by the withdrawal of all but six cars before the start of the United States Grand Prix on Sunday.

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.

Biffle rolls to fifth victory of season
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Even when he didn't have the best car, Greg Biffle still found a way to win Sunday.

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.

Marlin to be replaced in 2005 by Stremme

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.

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.

Coaches show off their lighter sides

Mrs. Mary Ellen Crum    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Rodgers    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Martha Bernhard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Milreasie Carswell    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Leon Harrington    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jim McMurrain    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. John Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda L. Sims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jim McMurrain    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Martha Bernhard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Linda Gregory    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

Ms. Gladys Coleman    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Lillie Baker    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda L. Sims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gene Powell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Auline Woods    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Luis Santiago    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Gunter Morris    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmie Sanders, Sr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gene Powell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rosa Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Josephine Osborne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jim McMurrain    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Fields    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence H. Martin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willette Cornwell    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Martha Bernhard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Lupo Eick    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Baker    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Leon Harrington    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Johnnie Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Gregory    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Ms. Harriet Scoates    (AIRY, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Virginia Rodgers    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ellen Crum    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Gunter Morris    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Willette Cornwell    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Steven Miller    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Coleman    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Martha Bernhard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Johnnie Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Auline Woods    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Harriet Scoates    (AIRY, Ga.)

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

Ms. Frances Ruth Stocker    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Luis Santiago    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Gene Powell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmie Sanders, Sr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. John Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Miller    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Powell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rosa Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Josephine Osborne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim McMurrain    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

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

Mr. Clarence H. Martin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Milreasie Carswell    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Marie Lupo Eick    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Fields    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Mary Ellen Crum (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Parkman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jim McMurrain (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Auline Woods (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Linda Gregory (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ernestine Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Milreasie Carswell (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Coleman (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Harriet Scoates (AIRY, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Sanders (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Johnnie Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Osborne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clarence H. Martin, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Marie Lupo Eick (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. John Molik (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John Molik (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Miller (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Bernhard (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Harrington (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Virginia Rodgers (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Willette Cornwell (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Bernhard (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Powell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Luis Santiago (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Lillie Baker (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jimmie Sanders, Sr. (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Powell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Jim McMurrain (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby Fields (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Federer opens quest for rare threepeat at Wimbledon

Musketeers sweeper has a lot on his mind

Kennedy keeps promise of title

Spotlight is getting crowded for Serena

FireBall doused by rains, Chaos

Overtime

Fransoso keeps setting records

Gonzalez comes from behind to win the Tour de Suisse

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gonzalez comes from behind to win the Tour de Suisse
ULRICHEN, Switzerland - Aitor Gonzalez rallied to win the Tour de Suisse after taking the final stage Sunday, giving Spain its first title at the event in 32 years.

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.

Gonzalez comes from behind to win the Tour de Suisse
ULRICHEN, Switzerland - Aitor Gonzalez rallied to win the Tour de Suisse after taking the final stage Sunday, giving Spain its first title at the event in 32 years.

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.

Federer opens quest for rare threepeat at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England - Roger Federer is so composed on a tennis court these days that it's tough to believe he used to be a tantrum-tossing teenager.

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.

Federer opens quest for rare threepeat at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England - Roger Federer is so composed on a tennis court these days that it's tough to believe he used to be a tantrum-tossing teenager.

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

Overtime
In Memphis, Tenn., Augusta's Ray Whitfield scored a 4th round knock out of Terrence Roy, of Knoxville, Tenn., to improve his record to 8-0 (3 KOs).

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.

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.

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

Outdoors calendar

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

Do you wahoo?

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.

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.

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.

Presbyterian Church adopts sex abuse reporting changes
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has formally adopted constitutional changes aimed at preventing and punishing sexual abuse by clergy.

Bassmaster tour signs deal to return to lake

Unlikely champ found Sunday magic

Greatness must be noticed

TV debates: are minds ever changed?

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 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.

Is HBO losing the golden touch?

'P.O.V.' spotlights sex, lies and schools
LOS ANGELES - "AIDS IS GOD'S CURSE." A child, no more than 9 years old, holds the banner high during an anti-gay rally in Lubbock, Texas. On the other side of the street, gay students protest the school board denying them the right to organize on campus.

'Rescue Me' ignites with standout Daniel Sunjata
NEW YORK - "The back story I've made up," says Daniel Sunjata, who plays womanizing firefighter and single dad Franco Rivera on the FX series "Rescue Me."

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

'P.O.V.' spotlights sex, lies and schools

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.

Is HBO losing the golden touch?
NEW YORK - As a business, HBO is more successful than ever. As a TV network, it has lost something off its fastball.

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.

'P.O.V.' spotlights sex, lies and schools
LOS ANGELES - "AIDS IS GOD'S CURSE." A child, no more than 9 years old, holds the banner high during an anti-gay rally in Lubbock, Texas. On the other side of the street, gay students protest the school board denying them the right to organize on campus.

'Rescue Me' ignites with standout Daniel Sunjata
NEW YORK - "The back story I've made up," says Daniel Sunjata, who plays womanizing firefighter and single dad Franco Rivera on the FX series "Rescue Me."

Is HBO losing the golden touch?
NEW YORK - As a business, HBO is more successful than ever. As a TV network, it has lost something off its fastball.

'Rescue Me' ignites with standout Daniel Sunjata

Even after an acquittal , life can be difficult

Q&A with Damon Wayans