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

Coffee table books hit the road - and the railroad

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

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."

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, 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."

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

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

Beavers fall to Green Wave

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
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.

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.

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.

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

Fans go to Internet auction site for parking spots

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jesse Ezekiel Mays

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.

Kristopher Ethan Bosdell

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.

John Elkins Durden

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.

Evelyn Marie Riggenbach

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Emma Grace Wall

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.

Zoe Gray Morrison

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Christopher Michael Hernandez

Emma Alexis Morgan

Allen Everett Deloach

Natalie Marie Sutton

Mia Freya Bartholomew

Olivia Belle Ledford

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

Preston Scott Strong

Amara Trichelle Sims

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.

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.

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.

Broadcast booth happy home for Carays

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
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

Can Google's stock gains go on?

Business calendar

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.

On the move

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?

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

Richmond County business licenses

Science allows for well-being to be predicted

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:

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.

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 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:

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
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 property transferse

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

Companies see benefit of having exercise facilities

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:

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?
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.

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.

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.

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."

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?

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.

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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

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?

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
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?

Fed considers revisions to credit card disclosures

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.

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.

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.

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.

Old West isn't as much fun now

For Goosen, Gore, final day bombed

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Father's Day, Open have a special bond

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

San Diego golfer makes mother's trip worthwhile

Backstrom beats Dwyer in playoff to win Saint-Omer Open

Jones rekindles his game of old

Howell's day upset by bogeys

Goosen is man with Open plan

Tiger's tale told by putter

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.

Ochoa wins Rochester LPGA by four strokes

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.

How's Howell?

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?
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.

Toms gets game back on track

Minor league notebook

Rain forces Jackets into doubleheader

Jackets just short in first half

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

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?

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
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

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

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

Vote 'yes' for Augusta's future

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

Commission can't be trusted

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

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

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.

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

Techbits: Designer television, Hacking PSP and more

Mentors fill gaps for kids whose dads are at war

Condo owner uses Hemingway style

Abrupt answers are often considered unmannerly in South

Visitors to Maine can take literary tours

Extreme makeover, garage edition

Phone-based time clock is a useful tool

Father-and-daughter bond is worth working for

Living briefs

Travel briefs

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

News you can use

The week ahead
I would've been the cat.

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

Man taught importance of family

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.

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.

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

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

Five questions with Lynn Bailey

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

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.

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.

Medical response put to the test

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.

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from our readers:

Discipline delayed for officer

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.

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.

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

Kid of the Day

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Campbell finally delivers a major moment

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.

Advocates aren't high on pot-inspired candy

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

Early ballot numbers are low

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.

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

Across the area

Kid of the 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from our readers:

The week ahead

Ordeal haunts dog attack victim

Across the southeast

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.

Alliance between businessman, mayor made history in Atlanta

Barnwell County sheriff follows in father's footsteps

Young leaves with a smile

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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 Quincey L. FLowers Jr., 3, of Augusta.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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."

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.

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.

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

Allendale will regain schools

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

Voters to decide on Augusta's future

Rants and raves
Comments from our readers:

Where we live

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Why is a new jail needed?

After leaving prison, boxer fights past personal demons

The week ahead
I would've been the cat.

Across South Carolina

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

Ballpark brings families together on Father's 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 the area

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.

March seeks rights for disabled

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

Across Georgia

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

Convict will leave jail after 20 years

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

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.

Hollywood slump drags on

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.

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.

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

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
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."

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.

Hitting top suits Black Eyed Peas perfectly

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

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.

Setzer trucks his way to win

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.

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.

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.

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.

Newman breaks 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.

Biffle rolls to fifth victory of season

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

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.

Marlin to be replaced in 2005 by Stremme

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.

Fans outraged by depleted U.S. Grand Prix field

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.

Coaches show off their lighter sides

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.

Mrs. Mary Ellen Crum    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Gunter Morris    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Leon Harrington    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Martha Bernhard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Milreasie Carswell    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Ernestine Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Coleman    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jim McMurrain    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Auline Woods    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda L. Sims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Virginia Rodgers    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Luis Santiago    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Jim McMurrain    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Betty Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gene Powell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rosa Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Bernhard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Osborne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.)

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

Ms. Harriet Scoates    (AIRY, Ga.)

Miss Johnnie Smith    (AUGUSTA, 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.)

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

Mrs. Martha Bernhard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Harriet Scoates    (AIRY, Ga.)

Mrs. Auline Woods    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Frances Ruth Stocker    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gene Powell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Luis Santiago    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. John Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Steven Miller    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gene Powell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rosa Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Josephine Osborne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jim McMurrain    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Milreasie Carswell    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Marie Lupo Eick    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Ernestine Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Jim McMurrain (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ellen Crum (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Luis Santiago (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Marie Lupo Eick (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Milreasie Carswell (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Sanders (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Harriet Scoates (AIRY, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Jim McMurrain (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mr. Steven Miller (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Rosa Parkman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Johnnie Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Ms. Gladys Coleman (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Molik (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Martha Bernhard (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. John Molik (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Harrington (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Powell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Lillie Baker (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Rodgers (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Martha Bernhard (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Auline Woods (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Gene Powell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Josephine Osborne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Federer opens quest for rare threepeat at Wimbledon

Musketeers sweeper has a lot on his mind

Fransoso keeps setting records

Overtime

FireBall doused by rains, Chaos

Kennedy keeps promise of title

Spotlight is getting crowded for Serena

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.

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?

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

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.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

'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
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?

TV debates: are minds ever changed?

'Rescue Me' ignites with standout Daniel Sunjata

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.

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

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.

'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.

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
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."

'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.

Even after an acquittal , life can be difficult

Q&A with Damon Wayans

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