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

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.

Barnes & Noble expects record sales for new Potter

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.

Reds fire Miley; Narron named interim manager
CINCINNATI - The last-place Cincinnati Reds fired manager Dave Miley on Tuesday and promoted bench coach Jerry Narron to finish the season.

Reds fire Miley; Narron named interim manager

Reds fire Miley; Narron named interim manager
CINCINNATI - The last-place Cincinnati Reds fired manager Dave Miley on Tuesday and promoted bench coach Jerry Narron to finish the season.

Smoltz cooks Fish with complete game
ATLANTA - The fact that John Smoltz went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Tuesday against Florida isn't, on the surface level, any sort of glowing statistic.

Smoltz cooks Fish with complete game

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.

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

Braves having to lean on more rookies

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.

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.

Smoltz cooks Fish with complete game
ATLANTA - The fact that John Smoltz went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Tuesday against Florida isn't, on the surface level, any sort of glowing statistic.

Area expects few ripples when price bubble pops

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.

Area expects few ripples when price bubble pops
Although a housing-price bubble seems poised to pop in some parts of the country, the Augusta area is likely to avoid any market disruption.

Falling numbers alarm state forestry workers

Area expects few ripples when price bubble pops
Although a housing-price bubble seems poised to pop in some parts of the country, the Augusta area is likely to avoid any market disruption.

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.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on June 22, 2005.

Event's future uncertain

Event's future uncertain
When Savannah State released its football schedule in late April, the school listed a matchup with Bethune-Cookman in the 13th annual CSRA Classic this fall.

Event's future uncertain
When Savannah State released its football schedule in late April, the school listed a matchup with Bethune-Cookman in the 13th annual CSRA Classic this fall.

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.

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.

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.

Break for air travelers
A new pre-screening technology is on the way that will alleviate, for frequent fliers anyhow, those long waits in line to get security scans at the nation's airports.

Wilbanks is no heroine

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.

Break for air travelers
A new pre-screening technology is on the way that will alleviate, for frequent fliers anyhow, those long waits in line to get security scans at the nation's airports.

Break for air travelers

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.

An affirmative act

Principal concern

Principal concern
Riverside Elementary School is a happy place. It's a safe place. It's a highly functioning place.

Principal concern
Riverside Elementary School is a happy place. It's a safe place. It's a highly functioning place.

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.

Paris Hilton has advice for her mom
LOS ANGELES - Like daughter, like mother. Kathy Hilton, star of the new NBC series, "I Want to Be a Hilton," asked her 24-year-old daughter, Paris, for tips about appearing on reality TV.

Drug charge against 'Housewives' actor likely to be dismissed
NEW YORK - Marijuana possession charges against "Desperate Housewives" teen actor Cody Kasch will be dropped a year from now as long as he doesn't get into any additional trouble, a judge decided Monday.

It's a girl for singer Martina McBride
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country singer Martina McBride and her husband, John, have a new addition to the family.

People in the News

People in the News
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Former President Clinton, Gloria Estefan and members of President Bush's cabinet are among those confirmed for events during the national convention of the nation's largest Hispanic civil rights organization.

People in the News

Drug charge against 'Housewives' actor likely to be dismissed
NEW YORK - Marijuana possession charges against "Desperate Housewives" teen actor Cody Kasch will be dropped a year from now as long as he doesn't get into any additional trouble, a judge decided Monday.

It's a girl for singer Martina McBride
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country singer Martina McBride and her husband, John, have a new addition to the family.

People in the News
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Former President Clinton, Gloria Estefan and members of President Bush's cabinet are among those confirmed for events during the national convention of the nation's largest Hispanic civil rights organization.

Simply satisfying scones

Simply satisfying scones
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Scones aren't just for tea any more. They have gone from the classic teatime essential to a trendy and sophisticated anytime snack.

Low-fat grilled Jamaican jerk chicken

Low-fat grilled Jamaican jerk chicken
The saucy seasoning mixture that adds spark to Jamaican-style "jerk" meats and poultry is a uniquely Caribbean blend of spicy, sweet and hot, the editors of Reader's Digest "Cooking Smart for a Healthy Heart" (2005, $29.95) explain.

Recipe for veg 'chicken' chutney panini
CONCORD, N.H. - Always on the lookout for high-flavor, low-labor meals that can be tossed together in just a few minutes, I recently have become somewhat obsessed with panini.

Dessert for summer celebrates fruit
Summer is sweetened by its abundance of fruit, which naturally plays a major role in the delectable desserts of the season (and beyond, thanks to preservation technology).

Remember how good things taste al fresco

Remember how good things taste al fresco
NEW YORK - Who needs reminding that food tastes terrific outdoors?

Recipe for veg 'chicken' chutney panini

Simply satisfying scones
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Scones aren't just for tea any more. They have gone from the classic teatime essential to a trendy and sophisticated anytime snack.

Recipe for veg 'chicken' chutney panini
CONCORD, N.H. - Always on the lookout for high-flavor, low-labor meals that can be tossed together in just a few minutes, I recently have become somewhat obsessed with panini.

Low-fat grilled Jamaican jerk chicken
The saucy seasoning mixture that adds spark to Jamaican-style "jerk" meats and poultry is a uniquely Caribbean blend of spicy, sweet and hot, the editors of Reader's Digest "Cooking Smart for a Healthy Heart" (2005, $29.95) explain.

Remember how good things taste al fresco
NEW YORK - Who needs reminding that food tastes terrific outdoors?

Jack makes leap to NBA
ATLANTA - Jarrett Jack's basketball career at Georgia Tech is over.

Jack makes leap to NBA
ATLANTA - Jarrett Jack's basketball career at Georgia Tech is over.

Jack makes leap to NBA
ATLANTA - Jarrett Jack's basketball career at Georgia Tech is over.

Jack makes leap to NBA

Jack makes leap to NBA

Newcomer quickly makes an impact
Julian Benavidez heard that the ball doesn't carry well at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Jackets learn from first half
The Augusta GreenJackets entered the final day of the first half of the South Atlantic League season Sunday with the chance to earn their first postseason berth since 2001.

Jackets learn from first half
The Augusta GreenJackets entered the final day of the first half of the South Atlantic League season Sunday with the chance to earn their first postseason berth since 2001.

Newcomer quickly makes an impact
Julian Benavidez heard that the ball doesn't carry well at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

15-year-old wants to play on LPGA Tour
ATLANTA - A 15-year-old girl wants to play on the LPGA Tour. And, no, it's not Michelle Wie.

Campbell gets a shot at Masters through 2010
Michael Campbell won't have to worry about getting up early to watch the Masters Tournament next year.

Upcoming Events

Feted four fall flat on poor putting

Feted four fall flat on poor putting
PINEHURST, N.C. - Tiger Woods won the Masters Tournament and finished second to Michael Campbell in the U.S. Open Sunday at Pinehurst No. 2.

Campbell gets a shot at Masters through 2010

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

15-year-old wants to play on LPGA Tour
ATLANTA - A 15-year-old girl wants to play on the LPGA Tour. And, no, it's not Michelle Wie.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Campbell gets a shot at Masters through 2010
Michael Campbell won't have to worry about getting up early to watch the Masters Tournament next year.

Feted four fall flat on poor putting
PINEHURST, N.C. - Tiger Woods won the Masters Tournament and finished second to Michael Campbell in the U.S. Open Sunday at Pinehurst No. 2.

15-year-old wants to play on LPGA Tour

Jackets learn from first half

Newcomer quickly makes an impact

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.

Mighty Ducks introduce new owners, GM

Shoepeg Salsa zings with basic ingredients
Summertime offers many opportunities for impromptu entertaining or fun family gatherings by the pool or lake. These occasions are all the more fun when you have crisp tortilla chips and the ingredients for a quick and tasty salsa.

Shoepeg Salsa zings with basic ingredients
Summertime offers many opportunities for impromptu entertaining or fun family gatherings by the pool or lake. These occasions are all the more fun when you have crisp tortilla chips and the ingredients for a quick and tasty salsa.

Shoepeg Salsa zings with basic ingredients

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.

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.

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.

Chamber of Commerce president resigns
Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce President Ed Presnell announced Wednesday that he is resigning to pursue an opportunity in private business.

Off-duty Grovetown police officer is stabbed
An off-duty Grovetown police officer was airlifted to Medical College of Georgia Hospital after being stabbed this afternoon, officials said.

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

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

Two arrested in Smith homicide
Two men have been indicted on murder charges in the 2001 stabbing of Daniel "Mack" Smith, the husband of Ashley Smith, who attracted national attention in March as the hostage of accused Fulton County courthouse shooter Brian Nichols.

Rebel flag isn't flag of slavery

City government hinders progress

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

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

Leaders' Hawaii trip is big waste
Where did the Augusta Commis-sion, in its infinite fiscal wisdom, find the money to give commissioners trips to Hawaii, at $2,400 a head, from a budget that does not have enough to take care of needs such as proper maintenance and repair of our jails and roads?Alan Marberry, 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.

City government hinders progress
Recently, there have been newspaper stories on who would fill the mayor's position. Please do not elect Marion Williams to fill the slot. Tina Cloer, Augusta

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

Leaders' Hawaii trip is big waste
Where did the Augusta Commis-sion, in its infinite fiscal wisdom, find the money to give commissioners trips to Hawaii, at $2,400 a head, from a budget that does not have enough to take care of needs such as proper maintenance and repair of our jails and roads?Alan Marberry, 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.

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.

Rebel flag isn't flag of slavery
The Confederate battle flag was designed with deep religious meaning by Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, also an abolitionist. Stan Scritchfield, Augusta

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

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

Mayoral power is key to growth
Folks may say that I don't have a dog in the fight for Augusta's mayor's race, since I live in Columbia County. Grady Abrams, Martinez

Send government a message: 'No'

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

President Hillary? Let's hope not

Rebel flag isn't flag of slavery
The Confederate battle flag was designed with deep religious meaning by Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, also an abolitionist. Stan Scritchfield, Augusta

We must decide our city's future

Leaders' Hawaii trip is big waste

Mayoral power is key to growth
Folks may say that I don't have a dog in the fight for Augusta's mayor's race, since I live in Columbia County. Grady Abrams, Martinez

City government hinders progress
Recently, there have been newspaper stories on who would fill the mayor's position. Please do not elect Marion Williams to fill the slot. Tina Cloer, Augusta

'Yes' vote will help south Augusta

Forum will shed needed light on important Savannah River issues

Mayoral power is key to growth

Some hotels offer in-room exercise gear for guests

'The Bug' has a place in movies and pop culture

Health and fitness calendar

Seniors calendar

Living briefs

Living briefs

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).

'The Bug' has a place in movies and pop culture
Although Herbie, the curvaceous star of Herbie: Fully Loaded, is touted as being one in a million, the little Beetle they call the Love Bug actually is one of millions.

'The Bug' has a place in movies and pop culture
Although Herbie, the curvaceous star of Herbie: Fully Loaded, is touted as being one in a million, the little Beetle they call the Love Bug actually is one of millions.

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.

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.

Living briefs
Celebrities had better watch out, because their petty feuds once again will play out in claymation form.

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
Celebrities had better watch out, because their petty feuds once again will play out in claymation form.

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.

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.

'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

'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.

Across the area
Augusta commissioners voted Tuesday not to hire the remaining finalist from their search for a fire chief, voting 6-3 not to offer the job to Niles Ford, a deputy chief from the Fulton County Fire Department.

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

Kid of the Day
Cam'ron Lamont Barber-Harris is today's Kid of the Day.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

NAACP discusses choices

Correction

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

Keeping the peace

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.

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.

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.

Referendum on bonds is today's vote

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

Police consider suicide in father's fatal accident

Mays is selected as interim mayor
Augusta has a mayor again, but now it's short a commissioner.

Doctors watch for signs of melanoma

Ex-sheriff dies from injuries
Former Richmond County Sheriff James G. Beck, who served as Augusta police chief amid the turbulence of the 1970 riots and school integration in 1972, died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a May car wreck.

Across Georgia

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.

Across the area

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

Winn-Dixie plans to sell or close Augusta stores

Infestation brings end for stump of ASU oak

Aiken County taxes to rise slightly

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.

Across the area

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.

Tax for health program backed

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.

Perdue urges collaboration

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

Many still mulling over pick for interim mayor

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.

Aiken County taxes to rise slightly
AIKEN - Aiken County property owners will likely have to dig deeper into their pocketbooks next year.

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.

More could receive aid on phone bill
ATLANTA - Thousands more low-income Georgia residents could start signing up for free phone installation and monthly bill assistance under measures state regulators are taking to expand the program.

Jail, arena bonds fail on ballots
All the voters who cast ballots in favor of a new arena on Tuesday would have fit inside the old civic center - with plenty of room left over.

Aiken County taxes to rise slightly
AIKEN - Aiken County property owners will likely have to dig deeper into their pocketbooks next year.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Tax for health program backed
On the eve of a statewide summit on childhood obesity, a new poll released Tuesday showed nearly two-thirds of Georgia residents would favor increasing alcohol or tobacco taxes to support more nutrition and physical education programs in schools.

Dead man's testimony debated at high court

Blasts rattled nearby homes
ARCADE, Ga. - A cigarette or static electricity might be to blame for a fatal explosion at an oil facility in a south Jackson County city Sunday night, authorities say, but state officials considered the incident to be an accident.

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.

Schools plan technology audit
A technology audit of the Columbia County school system might change the digital face of the system's computer network.

Work projects at post refine battalion's skills
A year ago, members of the 878th Engineer Battalion of the Georgia Army National Guard were dealing with the desert sands of Iraq.

Two arrested in Smith homicide
Two men have been indicted on murder charges in the 2001 stabbing of Daniel "Mack" Smith, the husband of Ashley Smith, who attracted national attention in March as the hostage of accused Fulton County courthouse shooter Brian Nichols.

Commissioner Mays appointed interim mayor

Savannah eyes medical school
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Chances are Savannah will become home to Georgia's sixth medical school in the next five years.

More could receive aid on phone bill
ATLANTA - Thousands more low-income Georgia residents could start signing up for free phone installation and monthly bill assistance under measures state regulators are taking to expand the program.

Delay by principal could violate policy

Problems extend bridge renovation
KINGSLAND, Ga. - Work on the U.S. Highway 17 bridge spanning the St. Marys River at the Georgia-Florida line is going to take longer than originally expected.

8 trustees will attend management workshop
School may be out for the summer, but class is in session for Richmond County school board members.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Schools plan technology audit
A technology audit of the Columbia County school system might change the digital face of the system's computer network.

Chamber of Commerce president resigns
Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce President Ed Presnell announced Wednesday that he is resigning to pursue an opportunity in private business.

State settles suit with MCG retirees
While not admitting any liability, the state's university system has settled a class-action lawsuit filed by more than 100 Medical College of Georgia retirees.

Miss Makita on tour
Miss Makita 2005, Amber Lancaster, poses for a picture with Duane Hughes, of Evans, while Maner Builders Supply Co. stock manager Jose Torres takes the picture at the store in Augusta.

Blasts rattled nearby homes
ARCADE, Ga. - A cigarette or static electricity might be to blame for a fatal explosion at an oil facility in a south Jackson County city Sunday night, authorities say, but state officials considered the incident to be an accident.

Perdue urges collaboration
The Savannah River that separates Georgia from South Carolina should be more of a bridge than a boundary, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue told stakeholders from both states Tuesday.

Problems extend bridge renovation
KINGSLAND, Ga. - Work on the U.S. Highway 17 bridge spanning the St. Marys River at the Georgia-Florida line is going to take longer than originally expected.

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.

Mays is selected as interim mayor

Tuesday's special election results

Jail, arena bonds fail on ballots

Early ballot numbers are low

Across Georgia

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.

More could receive aid on phone bill

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.

Ex-sheriff dies from injuries

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.

News you can use

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Two arrested in Smith homicide

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.

Schools plan technology audit

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.

Bankruptcy forces Winn-Dixie to leave area

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Chamber of Commerce president resigns

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

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

Miss Makita on tour
Miss Makita 2005, Amber Lancaster, poses for a picture with Duane Hughes, of Evans, while Maner Builders Supply Co. stock manager Jose Torres takes the picture at the store in Augusta.

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.

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.

Blasts rattled nearby homes

Bankruptcy forces Winn-Dixie to leave area
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Winn-Dixie Stores Inc.'s announcement Tuesday that it will sell or close 326 stores means it will effectively pull out of the Augusta-Aiken market this summer.

Miss Makita on tour

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A Port of Charleston police officer has been stripped of her badge after a state review of the backgrounds of law enforcement workers.

Problems extend bridge renovation

News you can use
CAT CLINICS: The Aiken SPCA, 401 Wire Road, will hold a spay clinic for cats 4 months and older today.

Kid of the Day
Cam'ron Lamont Barber-Harris is today's Kid of the Day.

Across Georgia
SMYRNA - Three suspects were arrested after they returned to shop at the store they had stolen from earlier in the day, police said.

Trial begins for man accused in attacks

Kid of the Day

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.

Jack to remain in NBA Draft

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.

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.

Perdue urges collaboration
The Savannah River that separates Georgia from South Carolina should be more of a bridge than a boundary, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue told stakeholders from both states Tuesday.

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.

Bankruptcy forces Winn-Dixie to leave area
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Winn-Dixie Stores Inc.'s announcement Tuesday that it will sell or close 326 stores means it will effectively pull out of the Augusta-Aiken market this summer.

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.

Mays is selected as interim mayor
Augusta has a mayor again, but now it's short a commissioner.

News you can use
Events for today include:

Jail, arena bonds fail on ballots
All the voters who cast ballots in favor of a new arena on Tuesday would have fit inside the old civic center - with plenty of room left over.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A Port of Charleston police officer has been stripped of her badge after a state review of the backgrounds of law enforcement workers.

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.

Across Georgia
SMYRNA - Three suspects were arrested after they returned to shop at the store they had stolen from earlier in the day, police said.

Aiken Tech fires instructor charged in fight
Aiken Technical College has fired an instructor who had been charged with simple assault after a classroom altercation last week.

Across the area
Augusta commissioners voted Tuesday not to hire the remaining finalist from their search for a fire chief, voting 6-3 not to offer the job to Niles Ford, a deputy chief from the Fulton County Fire Department.

Tax for health program backed
On the eve of a statewide summit on childhood obesity, a new poll released Tuesday showed nearly two-thirds of Georgia residents would favor increasing alcohol or tobacco taxes to support more nutrition and physical education programs in schools.

News you can use
CAT CLINICS: The Aiken SPCA, 401 Wire Road, will hold a spay clinic for cats 4 months and older today.

Ex-sheriff dies from injuries
Former Richmond County Sheriff James G. Beck, who served as Augusta police chief amid the turbulence of the 1970 riots and school integration in 1972, died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a May car wreck.

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

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.

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.

Director Romero brings his zombies back to life

Director Romero brings his zombies back to life
LOS ANGELES - George Romero lurches among us again, doing what he does best: Creating a combustible microcosm of society, then besieging it with zombies who just can't get enough of tasty human flesh.

Director Romero brings his zombies back to life
LOS ANGELES - George Romero lurches among us again, doing what he does best: Creating a combustible microcosm of society, then besieging it with zombies who just can't get enough of tasty human flesh.

LeAnn Rimes is back on stage

Trial to reveal investigation into rapper's slaying

Trial to reveal investigation into rapper's slaying
LOS ANGELES - The mystery of who gunned down Notorious B.I.G. - and why - has frustrated and fascinated the hip-hop world for eight years.

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.

Trial to reveal investigation into rapper's slaying
LOS ANGELES - The mystery of who gunned down Notorious B.I.G. - and why - has frustrated and fascinated the hip-hop world for eight years.

Prep-to-pros option removed from NBA labor pact
SAN ANTONIO - The days of jumping from the preps to the pros - the route to the NBA chosen by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tracy McGrady and others - are almost over.

Chris Paul works out with the Hawks

Prep-to-pros option removed from NBA labor pact
SAN ANTONIO - The days of jumping from the preps to the pros - the route to the NBA chosen by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tracy McGrady and others - are almost over.

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

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
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.

Prep-to-pros option removed from NBA labor pact

Ms. Beautle Walker    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Marion Cofer, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jewel Johnson    (CHICAGO, Ill.)

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

Mr. Ray Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Sarah Elizabeth Johnson    (ADAIRSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ray Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jim McMurrain    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Mercer L. Reynolds    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rosa Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Lucille Mosley    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Tommy Farmer, Jr.    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sonia Rachels    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Lucille Mosley    (APPLING, Ga.)

Miss Mercer L. Reynolds    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jim McMurrain    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Screws    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Beautle Walker    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary H. Schulte    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary H. Schulte    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Helen Barbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd McCall, Jr.    (COLBERT, Ga.)

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

Mr. Walter Langford    (SMYRNA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janice Fortson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Ella Marshall    (CHEROKEE, N.C.)

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

Mr. Floyd McCall, Jr.    (COLBERT, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy Farmer, Jr.    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Jewel Johnson    (CHICAGO, Ill.)

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

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

Mrs. Carrie B. Borden    (SPRINGFIELD, Ohio)

Mrs. Rosa Parkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Bonner    (GRIFFIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Bolin Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sonia Rachels    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Bernhard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas Screws    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Barbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen Barbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Martha Bernhard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Bolin Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Miss Mercer L. Reynolds    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Bonner    (GRIFFIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie M. Marsh    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lottie W. Lively    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lottie W. Lively    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Langford    (SMYRNA, Ga.)

Mr. Jewel Johnson    (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mrs. Helen Barbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Wendell R. Gault    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy Farmer, Jr.    (AVERA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Ella Marshall    (CHEROKEE, N.C.)

Mr. Jeff Elam, Jr.    (SAN ANTONIO, TX.)

Mr. Marion Cofer, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Mercer L. Reynolds    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Annie M. Marsh    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Jewel Johnson    (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mrs. Carrie B. Borden    (SPRINGFIELD, Ohio)

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

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

Mr. Wendell R. Gault    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Tommy Farmer, Jr.    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeff Elam, Jr.    (SAN ANTONIO, TX.)

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

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

Mrs. Janice Fortson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Sarah Elizabeth Johnson    (ADAIRSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Lucille Mosley (APPLING, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Betty Sanders (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Sonia Rachels (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jim McMurrain (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jeff Elam, Jr. (SAN ANTONIO, TX.)

Mrs. Helen Barbee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie B. Borden (SPRINGFIELD, Ohio)

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

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

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

Miss Mercer L. Reynolds (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Janice Fortson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Sarah Elizabeth Johnson (ADAIRSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Marion Cofer, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Martha Bernhard (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Lottie W. Lively (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Walter Langford (SMYRNA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hayes Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Parkman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wendell R. Gault (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jewel Johnson (CHICAGO, Ill.)

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

Mr. Ray Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Barbee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Screws (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jewel Johnson (CHICAGO, Ill.)

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

Mr. Floyd McCall, Jr. (COLBERT, Ga.)

Miss Mercer L. Reynolds (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Ms. Beautle Walker (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Ella Marshall (CHEROKEE, N.C.)

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

Mrs. Annie M. Marsh (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Bonner (GRIFFIN, Ga.)

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

Henin-Hardenne upset at Wimbledon

Overtime

Roddick takes first step toward another final

Dent makes it to second round at Wimbledon

Overtime

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.

Roddick takes first step toward another final
WIMBLEDON, England - Two matches went Andy Roddick's way Tuesday at Wimbledon.

Overtime
In Fresno, Calif., Georgia Tech starting cornerback Reuben Houston was arrested Tuesday in Atlanta in connection with a marijuana distribution operation based in California.

Henin-Hardenne upset at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England - French Open winner Justine Henin-Hardenne ran out of comebacks Tuesday and lost in the first round at Wimbledon.

Henin-Hardenne upset at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England - French Open winner Justine Henin-Hardenne ran out of comebacks Tuesday and lost in the first round at Wimbledon.\r\n

Overtime
In Fresno, Calif., Georgia Tech starting cornerback Reuben Houston was arrested Tuesday in Atlanta in connection with a marijuana distribution operation based in California.

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.

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

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

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.

Roddick takes first step toward another final
WIMBLEDON, England - Two matches went Andy Roddick's way Tuesday at Wimbledon.

U.S. Open had its winners and losers

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.

News junkies offer ideas for 'CBS Evening News'

Juliet Mills is bewitching on 'Passions'
LOS ANGELES - At 11 weeks old, Juliet Mills made a brief appearance in "In Which We Serve," the World War II film starring her father, John Mills, and written and directed by her godfather, Noel Coward.\r\n

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.

Juliet Mills is bewitching on 'Passions'
LOS ANGELES - At 11 weeks old, Juliet Mills made a brief appearance in "In Which We Serve," the World War II film starring her father, John Mills, and written and directed by her godfather, Noel Coward.

Juliet Mills is bewitching on 'Passions'

Drug charge against 'Housewives' actor likely to be dismissed

People in the News

It's a girl for singer Martina McBride

People in the News

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

'Is summer break getting shorter?'

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

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.

My style

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.

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.

Question of the week

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.

Films let patrons in on bad behavior

Teen travelers should use common sense to stay safe