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."

Memphis exhibit shows motorcycles as works of art

Barnes & Noble expects record sales for new Potter
NEW YORK - Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced Monday that pre-orders for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" have topped 750,000 copies, well ahead of the pace of the last Potter book, which came out two years ago.

Paintings by chimpanzee outsell Warhol, Renoir
LONDON - Monkey business proved to be lucrative Monday when paintings by Congo the chimpanzee sold at auction for more than $25,000.

Barnes & Noble expects record sales for new Potter

Barnes & Noble expects record sales for new Potter
NEW YORK - Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced Monday that pre-orders for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" have topped 750,000 copies, well ahead of the pace of the last Potter book, which came out two years ago.\r\n

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."

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.

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.

Braves having to lean on more rookies
ATLANTA - Since beginning their unprecedented run of 13 straight division titles in 1991, the Atlanta Braves have enjoyed success with various winning combinations.

Braves spelling relief R-e-i-t-s-m-a
ATLANTA - For now, a formal conversation still has not taken place. But a grandiose coronation would be, essentially, a moot exercise at this point.

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.

Braves having to lean on more rookies

Braves having to lean on more rookies
ATLANTA - Since beginning their unprecedented run of 13 straight division titles in 1991, the Atlanta Braves have enjoyed success with various winning combinations.

Broadcast booth happy home for Carays

Braves spelling relief R-e-i-t-s-m-a

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.

Braves spelling relief R-e-i-t-s-m-a
ATLANTA - For now, a formal conversation still has not taken place. But a grandiose coronation would be, essentially, a moot exercise at this point.

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.

Falling numbers alarm state forestry workers
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - People have long debated whether there is a sound if a tree falls in a forest but nobody is there to hear it.

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.

Can Google's stock gains go on?

Falling numbers alarm state forestry workers

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.

Falling numbers alarm state forestry workers
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - People have long debated whether there is a sound if a tree falls in a forest but nobody is there to hear it.

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.

Self-efficacy can help with weight-loss efforts
Feeling confident that you can change a behavior is one of the biggest predictors that you will be able to do it. It's called "self-efficacy" - the belief in your ability to "organize and execute" whatever behavior you would like to change. This is especially important if you want to lose weight permanently. In fact, several recent studies, including one in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, have found that as self-efficacy improved, people lost more weight.

An affirmative act
Voting is always an affirmative act. Ask the Iraqis who risked their lives to do it - and then raised their ink-stained fingers in proud tribute. Ask the Iranians, who more recently stood in line for hours to vote, despite perhaps not fully believing in the election's integrity.

Make fitness a priority

Wilbanks is no heroine

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.

Wilbanks is no heroine
Ashley Smith, while being held hostage in her suburban Atlanta apartment, talked suspected Fulton County courtroom killer Brian Nichols into giving himself up.

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

An affirmative act

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

An affirmative act
Voting is always an affirmative act. Ask the Iraqis who risked their lives to do it - and then raised their ink-stained fingers in proud tribute. Ask the Iranians, who more recently stood in line for hours to vote, despite perhaps not fully believing in the election's integrity.

Wilbanks is no heroine
Ashley Smith, while being held hostage in her suburban Atlanta apartment, talked suspected Fulton County courtroom killer Brian Nichols into giving himself up.

People in the News

People in the News

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.

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.

Tom Cruise loses cool over squirting-water prank
LONDON - The London premiere of Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" turned into a war of words after Tom Cruise was squirted in the face by a man posing as a reporter.

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.

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?

Should I buy or lease a car?

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?

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.

Old West isn't as much fun now

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.

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.

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

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.

Ochoa wins Rochester LPGA by four strokes

San Diego golfer makes mother's trip worthwhile

Tiger's tale told by putter

Backstrom beats Dwyer in playoff to win Saint-Omer Open

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

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.

How's Howell?

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

For Goosen, Gore, final day bombed

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

Campbell stalks Tiger for major win

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.

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.

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.

Mighty Ducks introduce new owners, GM
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Henry and Susan Samueli officially assumed ownership of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Monday, and announced the selection of a new management team headed by executive vice president and general manager Brian Burke.

Mighty Ducks introduce new owners, GM
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Henry and Susan Samueli officially assumed ownership of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Monday, and announced the selection of a new management team headed by executive vice president and general manager Brian Burke.

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.

Mighty Ducks introduce new owners, GM

Father and son grin and bear the pain
Consider this a Father's Day follow-up. My 11-year-old was playing an ice hockey game Friday and I was in the stands.

Tuesday's special election results
Here is how the votes came in for the special election ballot on Tuesday

Commissioner Mays appointed interim mayor
Longtime Augusta City Commissioner Willie Mays was chosen Augusta's interim mayor on Tuesday, filling the spot vacated by the departure of Bob Young.

Winn-Dixie plans to sell or close Augusta stores
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to sell or close 326 of its supermarkets as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, leaving the Jacksonville-based company with a chain of 587 stores in five states and the Bahamas.

Jack to remain in NBA Draft
ATLANTA - Jarrett Jack's career at Georgia Tech is over.

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.

Send government a message: 'No'

Forum will shed needed light on important Savannah River issues
The Savannah River is the lifeblood of our economy and quality of life, but like most major rivers, the Savannah River is at risk.

President Hillary? Let's hope not
While the timing of this letter may be a little premature, I am amazed at the grass-roots efforts already practiced by the Democrats to draft Hillary Clinton for president.Bob Groothand, Augusta

President Hillary? Let's hope not

Why no South Carolina helmet law?

We must decide our city's future

Vote stem-cell research through
Victims of debilitating neuromuscular diseases (MS and ALS among others), juvenile diabetes and spinal cord injuries suffer greatly, along with their extended families, who also deal daily with these and many other extremely painful and dehumanizing diseases.Martin Dolin, Augusta

Forum will shed needed light on important Savannah River issues

We must decide our city's future
I was born and raised in Augusta. I received my discharge from the U.S. Air Force while stationed in California. My wife, Carolyn, thought we should stay there, but I wanted to come home. I thought there was opportunity in Augusta, and there was.

'Yes' vote will help south Augusta

President Hillary? Let's hope not
While the timing of this letter may be a little premature, I am amazed at the grass-roots efforts already practiced by the Democrats to draft Hillary Clinton for president.Bob Groothand, Augusta

We must decide our city's future
I was born and raised in Augusta. I received my discharge from the U.S. Air Force while stationed in California. My wife, Carolyn, thought we should stay there, but I wanted to come home. I thought there was opportunity in Augusta, and there was.

Augusta needs an elegant stage

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

Send government a message: 'No'
I was overjoyed reading the letter to the editor by Joseph J. O'Connell ("Starve beast of bad government," June 1).Douglas Neal Sr., 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

Forum will shed needed light on important Savannah River issues
The Savannah River is the lifeblood of our economy and quality of life, but like most major rivers, the Savannah River is at risk.

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

'Yes' vote will help south Augusta
I support the multipurpose sports/entertainment complex general obligation bond on today's special election ballot.

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

Send government a message: 'No'
I was overjoyed reading the letter to the editor by Joseph J. O'Connell ("Starve beast of bad government," June 1).Douglas Neal Sr., Augusta

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

'Yes' vote will help south Augusta
I support the multipurpose sports/entertainment complex general obligation bond on today's special election ballot.

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

Local floods pose a legitimate danger

Seniors calendar

Some hotels offer in-room exercise gear for guests

Living briefs

Techbits: Designer television, Hacking PSP and more

Health and fitness calendar

Phone-based time clock is a useful tool

Living briefs
- The folks at the American Film Institute have a big thing for lists and countdowns. Tonight, it's 100 Movies - 100 Movie Quotes, a special that recalls the film lines ("Here's looking' at you, kid," "Go ahead, make my day," etc.) that have become part of our national vocabulary. The show airs at 7 on CBS (WRDW, Channel 12).

Living briefs
- The folks at the American Film Institute have a big thing for lists and countdowns. Tonight, it's 100 Movies - 100 Movie Quotes, a special that recalls the film lines ("Here's looking' at you, kid," "Go ahead, make my day," etc.) that have become part of our national vocabulary. The show airs at 7 on CBS (WRDW, Channel 12).

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

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.

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.

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.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

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.

Some hotels offer in-room exercise gear for guests
Vacations usually are brutal on workout routines. There's little space in the suitcase for running shoes, and your daily routines are thrown every which way.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Some hotels offer in-room exercise gear for guests
Vacations usually are brutal on workout routines. There's little space in the suitcase for running shoes, and your daily routines are thrown every which way.

'05-'06 Lynx are heading west
For three years, the Augusta Lynx avoided traveling to play the ECHL's West Coast teams. That run ends in 2006.

'05-'06 Lynx are heading west
For three years, the Augusta Lynx avoided traveling to play the ECHL's West Coast teams. That run ends in 2006.

'05-'06 Lynx are heading west

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
Events for today include:

Ballpark brings families together on Father's Day

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.

Correction
- An article in the June 14 edition of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly identified a project the Department of Transportation awarded to Reeves Construction.

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.

Doctors watch for signs of melanoma
The white spots dotting Red Price's arms are evidence of dozens of skin cancers that he has had removed over the past two decades.

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.

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:

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

Alliance between businessman, mayor made history in Atlanta

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

Across Georgia

Infestation brings end for stump of ASU oak
The last remainder of Augusta State University's symbol - the stump of the Arsenal Oak - is set to meet the same fate as the rest of the tree did a year ago.

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

Referendum on bonds is today's vote

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.

Commissioner Mays appointed interim mayor

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

Jack to remain in NBA Draft

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

Dead man's testimony debated at high court

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day

Convict will leave jail after 20 years

Delay by principal could violate policy

Across the area
A 42-year-old man who is on Columbia County's sex offender list has been arrested by Columbia County authorities after they say he moved to Aiken without properly notifying officials.

Trial begins for man accused in attacks

Across Georgia

Correction

After leaving prison, boxer fights past personal demons

Keeping the peace

The week ahead

Keeping the peace
A dove keeps a watchful eye on her two babies in the yard of Marge Richardson in Aiken.

Dead man's testimony debated at high court
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday considered whether it was legal for Augusta prosecutors to borrow witness testimony from one trial and use it during another case to convict a murder suspect.

Police consider suicide in father's fatal accident
AIKEN - A Spartanburg man was killed and his two sons injured in Edgefield County on Sunday night in a wreck authorities say the father might have caused deliberately.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A civil rights group said Monday that it will launch a series of protests against the suburban Atlanta county in which a prosecutor declined to revisit the case of a jailed black man who died days after he was stunned with a Taser.

NAACP discusses choices
Signs urging Augustans to "Vote No" on a bond for a new arena greeted those attending Monday's NAACP community forum at Henry Brigham Center - setting the tone for the night.

Delay by principal could violate policy
School officials who did not immediately report allegations of child molestation against a substitute teacher at Riverside Elementary School not only might have violated state law, but also appear to have violated school system policy.

Kid of the Day
Abbaysinnia Tyree is today's Kid of the Day.

Trial begins for man accused in attacks
The trial began Monday for an Augusta man accused of committing a series of attacks on women in fall 2003.

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.

Many still mulling over pick for interim mayor
The last time Augusta Commission members talked about appointing an interim mayor until a special election can be held to fill the remaining term of Mayor Bob Young, they appeared to agree they would do it quickly at today's commission meeting.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Dead man's testimony debated at high court
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday considered whether it was legal for Augusta prosecutors to borrow witness testimony from one trial and use it during another case to convict a murder suspect.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

The week ahead
I would've been the cat.

Doctors watch for signs of melanoma
The white spots dotting Red Price's arms are evidence of dozens of skin cancers that he has had removed over the past two decades.

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

Referendum on bonds is today's vote
Voters go to the polls today to vote on two general obligation bonds totaling $160 million and special tax districts.

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.

Across the area
A 42-year-old man who is on Columbia County's sex offender list has been arrested by Columbia County authorities after they say he moved to Aiken without properly notifying officials.

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."

Many still mulling over pick for interim mayor

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

Teacher aides could get raises
If money becomes available, some of Richmond County's lowest-paid school employees could be getting raises.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Man taught importance of family

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."

Talk of higher fees is growing in Aiken

Winn-Dixie plans to sell or close Augusta stores

Across the southeast

Early ballot numbers are low

Five questions with Lynn Bailey

Doctors watch for signs of melanoma

Young leaves with a smile

Many still mulling over pick for interim mayor
The last time Augusta Commission members talked about appointing an interim mayor until a special election can be held to fill the remaining term of Mayor Bob Young, they appeared to agree they would do it quickly at today's commission meeting.

Across the area

Referendum on bonds is today's vote
Voters go to the polls today to vote on two general obligation bonds totaling $160 million and special tax districts.

NAACP discusses choices

Keeping the peace
A dove keeps a watchful eye on her two babies in the yard of Marge Richardson in Aiken.

Kid of the Day

Correction
- An article in the June 14 edition of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly identified a project the Department of Transportation awarded to Reeves Construction.

Across South Carolina

Police consider suicide in father's fatal accident
AIKEN - A Spartanburg man was killed and his two sons injured in Edgefield County on Sunday night in a wreck authorities say the father might have caused deliberately.

Across the area

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A Columbia-based advocacy group sued the state and the Corrections Department on Monday, saying the prisons agency does not properly care for mentally ill inmates.

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

Trial begins for man accused in attacks
The trial began Monday for an Augusta man accused of committing a series of attacks on women in fall 2003.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A civil rights group said Monday that it will launch a series of protests against the suburban Atlanta county in which a prosecutor declined to revisit the case of a jailed black man who died days after he was stunned with a Taser.

Infestation brings end for stump of ASU oak
The last remainder of Augusta State University's symbol - the stump of the Arsenal Oak - is set to meet the same fate as the rest of the tree did a year ago.

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.

Jack to remain in NBA Draft
ATLANTA - Jarrett Jack's career at Georgia Tech is over.

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.

Winn-Dixie plans to sell or close Augusta stores
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to sell or close 326 of its supermarkets as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, leaving the Jacksonville-based company with a chain of 587 stores in five states and the Bahamas.

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.

Tuesday's special election results
Here is how the votes came in for the special election ballot on Tuesday

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

Tuesday's special election results

Infestation brings end for stump of ASU oak

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Police consider suicide in father's fatal accident

NAACP discusses choices
Signs urging Augustans to "Vote No" on a bond for a new arena greeted those attending Monday's NAACP community forum at Henry Brigham Center - setting the tone for the night.

Delay by principal could violate policy
School officials who did not immediately report allegations of child molestation against a substitute teacher at Riverside Elementary School not only might have violated state law, but also appear to have violated school system policy.

Commissioner Mays appointed interim mayor
Longtime Augusta City Commissioner Willie Mays was chosen Augusta's interim mayor on Tuesday, filling the spot vacated by the departure of Bob Young.

Kid of the Day
Abbaysinnia Tyree is today's Kid of the Day.

March seeks rights for disabled

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

U.S. Open had its winners and losers
PINEHURST, N.C.- Strictly speaking, only one golfer left the North Carolina sandhills a winner, Michael Campbell carrying the U.S. Open trophy home and the champion's check that goes with it.

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

U.S. Open had its winners and losers
PINEHURST, N.C.- Strictly speaking, only one golfer left the North Carolina sandhills a winner, Michael Campbell carrying the U.S. Open trophy home and the champion's check that goes with it.

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
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

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

LeAnn Rimes is back on stage

LeAnn Rimes is back on stage
RENO, Nev. - LeAnn Rimes is on the road with her summer tour, after recovering from an injury to one of her vocal cords and an unspecified dental procedure.

LeAnn Rimes is back on stage
RENO, Nev. - LeAnn Rimes is on the road with her summer tour, after recovering from an injury to one of her vocal cords and an unspecified dental procedure.

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."

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.

Marlin to be replaced in 2005 by Stremme

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.

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
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.

Chris Paul works out with the Hawks
ATLANTA - Former Wake Forest point guard Chris Paul impressed Atlanta Hawks general manager Billy Wright with his three-point shooting at the team's pre-draft workout Monday.

Chris Paul works out with the Hawks

Chris Paul works out with the Hawks
ATLANTA - Former Wake Forest point guard Chris Paul impressed Atlanta Hawks general manager Billy Wright with his three-point shooting at the team's pre-draft workout Monday.

'Big Shot Bob' lives up to name one more time
SAN ANTONIO - Robert Horry came to the San Antonio Spurs as a castoff.

Mr. Ray Bolin Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Baker    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Lillie Baker    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julie S. Pierce    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carrie B. Borden    (SPRINGFIELD, Ohio)

Mrs. Martha Bernhard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Powell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Coleman    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald E. Cluckey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Helen Barbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ellen Crum    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jim McMurrain    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Leon Harrington    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Jim McMurrain    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Carrie B. Borden    (SPRINGFIELD, Ohio)

Mrs. Marie Lupo Eick    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Betty Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Jim McMurrain    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mr. Ray Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Josephine Osborne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy Farmer, Jr.    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Bolin Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Gene Powell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daren P. Averill    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Luis Santiago    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Josephine Osborne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas Screws    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Auline Woods    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Janice Fortson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Tommy Farmer, Jr.    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Bernhard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley A. Brown    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Coleman    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Bonner    (GRIFFIN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Martha Bernhard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ellen Crum    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Thomas Screws    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sonia Rachels    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rosa Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Harrington    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Miss Mercer L. Reynolds    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Jewel Johnson    (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mrs. Marie Lupo Eick    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Janice Fortson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gerald E. Cluckey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Louis "Cal" Ritter    (ULMER, S.C.)

Mrs. Shirley A. Brown    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Daren P. Averill    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Bonner    (GRIFFIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary H. Schulte    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Bernhard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Barbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Mercer L. Reynolds    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Louis "Cal" Ritter    (ULMER, S.C.)

Mrs. Sonia Rachels    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Julie S. Pierce    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Auline Woods    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Luis Santiago    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Jim McMurrain    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rosa Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jewel Johnson    (CHICAGO, Ill.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary H. Schulte    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. John Molik (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Janice Fortson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daren P. Averill (PERKINS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Leon Harrington (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Barbee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Parkman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim McMurrain (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carrie B. Borden (SPRINGFIELD, Ohio)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Bolin Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Gene Powell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary H. Schulte (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mildred Bonner (GRIFFIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Bernhard (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Sanders (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Tommy Farmer, Jr. (AVERA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Thomas Screws (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Baker (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Luis Santiago (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Ray Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jim McMurrain (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Sonia Rachels (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Osborne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jewel Johnson (CHICAGO, Ill.)

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

Miss Mercer L. Reynolds (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Ellen Crum (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Parkman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Sanders (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis "Cal" Ritter (ULMER, S.C.)

Mrs. Auline Woods (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Julie S. Pierce (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Coleman (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Lupo Eick (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley A. Brown (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Bernhard (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald E. Cluckey (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Federer opens quest for rare threepeat at Wimbledon

Gonzalez comes from behind to win the Tour de Suisse

Dent makes it to second round at Wimbledon

Overtime

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.

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.

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
Fifty-two golfers will tee it up this morning in the first round of the North Augusta Sertoma Junior Invitational.

Dent makes it to second round at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England - In Taylor Dent's opinion, winning is all about his ability to hold serve, regardless of what his coach might say.

Dent makes it to second round at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England - In Taylor Dent's opinion, winning is all about his ability to hold serve, regardless of what his coach might say.

Federer has eye on title
WIMBLEDON, England - In keeping with custom, the defending Wimbledon men's champion played the opening match Monday on Centre Court. Roger Federer was ready.

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).

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
Fifty-two golfers will tee it up this morning in the first round of the North Augusta Sertoma Junior Invitational.

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.

U.S. Open had its winners and losers

Unlikely champ found Sunday magic

News junkies offer ideas for 'CBS Evening News'
CBS boss Leslie Moonves wants to reinvent the "CBS Evening News." That's no news. Nor is the fact that Dan Rather exited the anchor chair in March, with Bob Schieffer spelling him until the new format, entailing one or more new anchors, is introduced.

'Rescue Me' ignites with standout Daniel Sunjata

News junkies offer ideas for 'CBS Evening News'

'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

'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."

'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.

Is HBO losing the golden touch?

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.

News junkies offer ideas for 'CBS Evening News'
CBS boss Leslie Moonves wants to reinvent the "CBS Evening News." That's no news. Nor is the fact that Dan Rather exited the anchor chair in March, with Bob Schieffer spelling him until the new format, entailing one or more new anchors, is introduced.

Even after an acquittal , life can be difficult

Q&A with Damon Wayans

People in the News

Leaving my 'family' in band is tough part of graduating
On May 27, graduation day, my high school career came to a close. The realization that I was out on my own didn't hit until the moment I received my diploma. All the thoughts from the past ran through my mind. Some of the most vivid were about my time in the band program in Aiken County.

'Is summer break getting shorter?'

Question of the week
Vote online at augustachronicle.com/xtreme. We'll publish the results next week.

Question of the week
Vote online at augustachronicle.com/xtreme. We'll publish the results next week.

Xtreme calendar
AUDITION: Actors and actresses of all ages are needed for the Aiken Kidney Benefit's production in November of the musical Oliver! Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. at the Aiken Preparatory School gymnasium, 619 Barnwell Ave. N.W., Aiken, and Friday at 2 p.m.

Teen travelers should use common sense to stay safe
When a group of Augusta Christian Schools students traveled to Europe recently, landmarks weren't the only things they were watching out for, said French teacher Leslie Dawson, who led the trip.

Girl should consider state of relationship
This week's problem: My boyfriend and I have been going together for almost two months now. There's nothing wrong with our relationship except whenever we walk by each other (like if he's playing basketball) we won't even speak to each other.

'Is summer break getting shorter?'
It might be the ultimate conspiracy theory associated with high school life: the shrinking summer.

'Is summer break getting shorter?'
It might be the ultimate conspiracy theory associated with high school life: the shrinking summer.

Films let patrons in on bad behavior

My style

My style
THE FACTS: Alicia Safford, 16, a rising senior at T.W. Josey High School

My style
THE FACTS: Alicia Safford, 16, a rising senior at T.W. Josey High School

Leaving my 'family' in band is tough part of graduating

Films let patrons in on bad behavior
In our modern world, it is widely accepted that we have evolved in our interpretation of right and wrong, tolerable and taboo.

Films let patrons in on bad behavior
In our modern world, it is widely accepted that we have evolved in our interpretation of right and wrong, tolerable and taboo.

Leaving my 'family' in band is tough part of graduating
On May 27, graduation day, my high school career came to a close. The realization that I was out on my own didn't hit until the moment I received my diploma. All the thoughts from the past ran through my mind. Some of the most vivid were about my time in the band program in Aiken County.

Teen travelers should use common sense to stay safe

Teen travelers should use common sense to stay safe
When a group of Augusta Christian Schools students traveled to Europe recently, landmarks weren't the only things they were watching out for, said French teacher Leslie Dawson, who led the trip.

Question of the week