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.

White Sox dominate Royals
CHICAGO - Mark Buehrle finally gave up a run in an otherwise dominant outing.

White Sox dominate Royals
CHICAGO - Mark Buehrle finally gave up a run in an otherwise dominant outing.

White Sox dominate Royals

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.

Rookie catcher impresses Smoltz

Atlanta loses Ramirez in win

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.

Rookie catcher impresses Smoltz
ATLANTA - Atlanta starter John Smoltz might have found a lucky charm in his new teammate.

Smoltz cooks Fish with complete game

Atlanta loses Ramirez in win
ATLANTA - Horacio Ramirez's hot hitting would seem to be an asset for Atlanta. It turned out to hurt the Braves and himself Wednesday night.

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.

Atlanta loses Ramirez in win
ATLANTA - Horacio Ramirez's hot hitting would seem to be an asset for Atlanta. It turned out to hurt the Braves and himself Wednesday night.

Rookie catcher impresses Smoltz
ATLANTA - Atlanta starter John Smoltz might have found a lucky charm in his new teammate.

Area expects few ripples when price bubble pops

Georgia pledges to help grocers
ATLANTA - With Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. preparing to shutter dozens of its grocery stores in Georgia, state-run career centers will gear up to help the nearly 5,000 workers facing unemployment, Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said Wednesday.

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.

Dealership owner will purchase lot

Dealership owner will purchase lot
A couple of local car dealerships are going to be on the move.

Closing groceries will hurt neighbors

Closing groceries will hurt neighbors
Bernice Carter depends on Winn-Dixie for more than the occasional rotisserie chicken after church on Sunday.

Ex-senator takes helm

Closing groceries will hurt neighbors
Bernice Carter depends on Winn-Dixie for more than the occasional rotisserie chicken after church on Sunday.

Ex-senator takes helm
Former state Sen. Randy Hall has been named the chairman of the Georgia Medical Center Authority, the economic development organization charged with creating a biotech industry in the Augusta region.

Ex-senator takes helm
Former state Sen. Randy Hall has been named the chairman of the Georgia Medical Center Authority, the economic development organization charged with creating a biotech industry in the Augusta region.

Georgia pledges to help grocers
ATLANTA - With Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. preparing to shutter dozens of its grocery stores in Georgia, state-run career centers will gear up to help the nearly 5,000 workers facing unemployment, Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said Wednesday.

Georgia pledges to help grocers

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.

Dealership owner will purchase lot
A couple of local car dealerships are going to be on the move.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on June 22, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on June 23, 2005.

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.

Event's future uncertain

Thought police outgunned
Ever try to squash water with your foot? Doesn't work, does it? Wherever you apply pressure, it just squirts somewhere else.

No-confidence vote

No-confidence vote
It was simultaneously an end and a beginning Tuesday: Augusta voters killed ballot initiatives calling for taxpayers to invest in a better future for their community, and the Augusta Commission finally named an interim mayor.

Break for air travelers

No-confidence vote
It was simultaneously an end and a beginning Tuesday: Augusta voters killed ballot initiatives calling for taxpayers to invest in a better future for their community, and the Augusta Commission finally named an interim mayor.

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

No more ethics lapses
The agreement Gov. Sonny Perdue negotiated with the State Ethics Commission - to pay $1,900 in fines, and return $18,000 in campaign contributions stemming from his 2002 gubernatorial race - has triggered unrealistic partisan reactions from both sides.

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.

Principal concern

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

No more ethics lapses

No more ethics lapses
The agreement Gov. Sonny Perdue negotiated with the State Ethics Commission - to pay $1,900 in fines, and return $18,000 in campaign contributions stemming from his 2002 gubernatorial race - has triggered unrealistic partisan reactions from both sides.

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.

Gibson stalker sentenced to three years in prison
LOS ANGELES - An Idaho drifter convicted of stalking Mel Gibson was sentenced Wednesday to three years in state prison.

Hot ticket
Dave Matthews BandWHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Stuff to do
SHAKIRA, FIJACION ORAL 1 (EPIC): Shakira is all grown up on this CD, her first studio album in Spanish in seven years, and her first since the 2001 crossover hit Laundry Service.

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.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

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.

Hot ticket
Dave Matthews Band WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday

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.

Open tab
What's your entertainment pleasure? Here are some highlights for Augusta- and Aiken-area nightclubs:

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
NEW YORK - A housekeeper who worked in the homes of some of Manhattan's rich and famous was charged with stealing diamond earrings and expensive clothing from clients and making purchases on at least one of their credit cards.

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
NEW YORK - A housekeeper who worked in the homes of some of Manhattan's rich and famous was charged with stealing diamond earrings and expensive clothing from clients and making purchases on at least one of their credit cards.

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.

People who 'write' reality TV shows want to unionize
LOS ANGELES - In a push to win union wages and benefits from producers, Hollywood writers are revealing one of the industry's secrets: Television reality shows are often as carefully scripted as any sitcom or crime drama.

The Liquid Life: Cadillac's
CADILLAC'S ADDRESS: 3328 Washington Road

The Liquid Life: Cadillac's
CADILLAC'SADDRESS: 3328 Washington Road

Stuff to do
SHAKIRA, FIJACION ORAL 1 (EPIC): Shakira is all grown up on this CD, her first studio album in Spanish in seven years, and her first since the 2001 crossover hit Laundry Service.

Concert calendar
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

Concert calendar
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Open tab
What's your entertainment pleasure? Here are some highlights for Augusta- and Aiken-area nightclubs:

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

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.

Arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

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.

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

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

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.

Remember how good things taste al fresco

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.

Simply satisfying scones

'What's for Lunch: Mally's Begals and Grits

Recipe for veg 'chicken' chutney 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).

'What's for Lunch: Mally's Begals and Grits
Mally's Begals and GritsWHERE: 15 Seventh St.

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.

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.

'What's for Lunch: Mally's Begals and Grits
Mally's Begals and Grits WHERE: 15 Seventh St.

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.

Former Jacket went to the wire
ATLANTA - The clock in Paul Hewitt's office at Georgia Tech read 4:58 p.m.

Houston is released on bail
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's football team is the latest major college program to have a player run afoul of the law.

Former Jacket went to the wire
ATLANTA - The clock in Paul Hewitt's office at Georgia Tech read 4:58 p.m.

Jack makes leap to NBA

Jack makes leap to NBA

Former Jacket went to the wire

GreenJackets stymie Braves
Apparently, the future of the San Francisco Giants is playing right here in Augusta.

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.

GreenJackets stymie Braves
Apparently, the future of the San Francisco Giants is playing right here in Augusta.

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

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
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.

15-year-old wants to play on LPGA Tour

Upcoming Events

Campbell gets a shot at Masters through 2010

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

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.

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.

Jacobsen back on course at Westchester
HARRISON, N.Y. - Peter Jacobsen sets his watch 15 minutes fast - and knows he's way ahead of the game, too.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Jacobsen back on course at Westchester

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.

Jacobsen back on course at Westchester
HARRISON, N.Y. - Peter Jacobsen sets his watch 15 minutes fast - and knows he's way ahead of the game, too.

Jackets learn from first half

Newcomer quickly makes an impact

GreenJackets stymie Braves

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

New area code approved as 706 runs out of numbers
ATLANTA - Residents within Georgia's 706 area code will soon be dialing 10 digits to talk to their neighbors.

Plane crash kills pilot
A single-engine plane crashed today near the town of Perry in eastern Aiken County, killing the lone male passenger onboard, an official said.

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.

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.

Coroner rules driver's death suicide
AIKEN -- The death of a 54-year-old Spartanburg, S.C., man Sunday has been ruled a suicide by vehicle accident, an official said this morning.

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.

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

Blacks clearly do not shirk work
Mexican President Vicente Fox recently commented that Mexicans are willing to do jobs that blacks wouldn't do. He apologized later, yet the question remains: Why did he single out one group of people?Ernest Leysath, Augusta

Carter should butt out of politics
Former President Jimmy Carter said recently that he wants to see the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, closed. Why doesn't he keep quiet and go back to Plains, Ga.?Luis C. Rodriguez, Warrenton

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

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

More must bear freedom's burden
As I read the June 15 opinion section of The Chronicle, I was absolutely amazed at the letter comparing the loss of U.S. troops in Iraq to the loss of life of 16- to 24-year-olds on the highways ("Put death toll in right perspective"). William French, Hephzibah

Rebel flag isn't flag of slavery

More must bear freedom's burden
As I read the June 15 opinion section of The Chronicle, I was absolutely amazed at the letter comparing the loss of U.S. troops in Iraq to the loss of life of 16- to 24-year-olds on the highways ("Put death toll in right perspective"). William French, Hephzibah

More must bear freedom's burden

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

Leaders' Hawaii trip is big waste

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

Carter should butt out of politics

Carter should butt out of politics
Former President Jimmy Carter said recently that he wants to see the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, closed. Why doesn't he keep quiet and go back to Plains, Ga.?Luis C. Rodriguez, Warrenton

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

City government hinders progress

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

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

Mayoral power is key to growth

Rollover ratings show improvement among SUVs

Hold on tight, and bring the bug spray

Study: drug helps diabetes patients make own insulin

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

Living briefs

Russian space agency says solar sail launch fails

Rollover ratings show improvement among SUVs
WASHINGTON - Automobile manufacturers have made strides in designing new sport utility vehicles that are safer and more resistant to dangerous rollover crashes, the government's top highway safety official said Wednesday.

Hold on tight, and bring the bug spray
For all the hype about its golf, Augusta is no slouch when it comes to mountain biking. Less than an hour from the city’s center are nearly 70 miles of trails, with difficulty levels ranging from flat-as-a-board Bartram Trail to the rocky, curvy, occasionally wet Stevens Creek Trail. Reporter Patrick Verel, of The Augusta Chronicle, braved the birds, bees, bugs and trees to discover what local mountain biking has to offer:

Russian space agency says solar sail launch fails
MOSCOW - An attempt to launch the world's first solar sail spacecraft fizzled when a booster rocket failed less than two minutes after liftoff, showering debris over the Arctic Ocean, the Russian space agency said Wednesday.

'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.

Russian space agency says solar sail launch fails
MOSCOW - An attempt to launch the world's first solar sail spacecraft fizzled when a booster rocket failed less than two minutes after liftoff, showering debris over the Arctic Ocean, the Russian space agency said Wednesday.

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

Study: drug helps diabetes patients make own insulin
A novel experimental treatment showed promise in a small study for helping certain diabetics retain some ability to make insulin, potentially lessening their need for shots of the hormone to regulate blood sugar levels.

'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.

Rollover ratings show improvement among SUVs
WASHINGTON - Automobile manufacturers have made strides in designing new sport utility vehicles that are safer and more resistant to dangerous rollover crashes, the government's top highway safety official said Wednesday.

Hold on tight, and bring the bug spray
For all the hype about its golf, Augusta is no slouch when it comes to mountain biking. Less than an hour from the citys center are nearly 70 miles of trails, with difficulty levels ranging from flat-as-a-board Bartram Trail to the rocky, curvy, occasionally wet Stevens Creek Trail. Reporter Patrick Verel, of The Augusta Chronicle, braved the birds, bees, bugs and trees to discover what local mountain biking has to offer:

Study: drug helps diabetes patients make own insulin
A novel experimental treatment showed promise in a small study for helping certain diabetics retain some ability to make insulin, potentially lessening their need for shots of the hormone to regulate blood sugar levels.

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

Two teens are left in contest

Milestones

Around the block
Multiple Sclerosis School will be held from 6:30 to 8 tonight at the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center, 919 15th St. The program will be Living with MS, Adjusting and Coping with the Daily Challenges, with Dr. Lara Stepleman and Mary Hughes. A buffet will be served. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information, call 721-1411.

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.

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

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.

Law officers patrol work zones
Vacationers and motorists beware - if you speed through a South Carolina construction zone, chances are you'll be ticketed in a zero-tolerance policing push to protect highway workers, Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday.

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 Georgia

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:

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.

'No' moves arena idea to Columbia County
One day after Richmond County voters overwhelmingly voted against bond money for a sports and entertainment arena at the Regency Mall site, Columbia County officials began contemplating what the no vote means for them.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Richmond County restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

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
Collin Benjamin Clark is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Law officers patrol work zones

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Two arrested in 2001 slaying

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.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

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.

Woman charged in theft of checks
An Augusta woman facing charges in connection with the theft of several checks from a west Augusta eatery has been arrested by authorities.

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

Policeman stabbed while off duty
An off-duty Grovetown police officer was airlifted to Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Wednesday after authorities say a man rammed his vehicle and then stabbed him in a confrontation.

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.

Study will plan use for land on borders
Now that base closure doubts are out of the way, area officials are putting final touches on a plan that will set the course for future development around Fort Gordon's borders.

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

Events
BRIAR CREEK INVITATIONAL: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Screven County Recreation Department, Sylvania, Ga.; men's, women's, coed softball tournament, water rides, games for children ages 12 and younger, concessions, champion T-shirts given to first-place teams, trophies for first-, second- and third-place teams, fireworks display at 9 p.m.; $125 team entry fee; free admission to the public; (912) 564-7878.

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.

Woman charged in theft of checks
An Augusta woman facing charges in connection with the theft of several checks from a west Augusta eatery has been arrested by authorities.

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.

Reunions
Academy of Richmond County 1980: Seeking classmates for a 25-year reunion Saturday, July 23; contact Jane Garrison Bailey, 736-3936 or JEGBailey@aol.com

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.

Two teens are left in contest
On June 16, the 13-to 18-year-old category of the Make Kids Count scholarship contest was whittled down from four entries to two, with Richard Gilmer and Michael Garner advanced to the final drawing.

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

Plane crash kills pilot

Rants and Raves
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Across the Southeast

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.

Woman charged in theft of checks

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.

New area code approved as 706 runs out of numbers

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.

Fort Gordon might get municipal services
A pilot program could allow Fort Gordon to obtain municipal services from Augusta-Richmond County.

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.

Library keeps preteens in the dark
The outline of a body in masking tape, a saucer without a cup, several notes and the dark lyrics to a song were among the clues at the fictitious crime scene.

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

Across the area
Police have issued an arrest warrant for Ron Park, the former Aiken Technical College instructor accused of having a physical confrontation with two students last week.

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.

TV falls on infant at nursery
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A 1-year-old boy suffered serious injuries Tuesday morning after a television fell on the back of his head.

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.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - After finishing as a finalist on the CBS reality show The Amazing Race, Greenville native Kelly McCorkle is putting on her own version to raise money for a good cause.

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.

Kid of the Day
Collin Benjamin Clark is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Plane crash kills pilot
A single-engine plane crashed today near the town of Perry in eastern Aiken County, killing the lone male passenger onboard, an official said.

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.

Convent warns it might sue
What began with trees being mistakenly cut down at a convent could end in a lawsuit.

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

Good day, Mr. Mayor
Interim Mayor of Augusta Willie H. Mays III (left) talks with Augusta Commissioner Bobby Hankerson on Mr. Mays' first day in office at the Municipal Building.

Around the block

Two teens are left in contest
On June 16, the 13-to 18-year-old category of the Make Kids Count scholarship contest was whittled down from four entries to two, with Richard Gilmer and Michael Garner advanced to the final drawing.

Augusta's next tax plan will be leaner

Across the river
STEPHEN JAMES CSRA COIN CLUB MEETING: 6:45 p.m. today; Aiken County Library meeting room, 314 Chesterfield St. S.; free; 644-0761

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

Nursing home sale will pay off yearly
AIKEN - It could be three months before ownership of the Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center is transferred to an Atlanta company.

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.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - After finishing as a finalist on the CBS reality show The Amazing Race, Greenville native Kelly McCorkle is putting on her own version to raise money for a good cause.

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.

'No' moves arena idea to Columbia County
One day after Richmond County voters overwhelmingly voted against bond money for a sports and entertainment arena at the Regency Mall site, Columbia County officials began contemplating what the no vote means for them.

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.

Study will plan use for land on borders
Now that base closure doubts are out of the way, area officials are putting final touches on a plan that will set the course for future development around Fort Gordon's borders.

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.

Richmond County restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

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

Dinosaurs will roam Fort Discovery again
From mild-looking sea creatures to terrifying carnivores with bared teeth and bloody claws, dinosaurs are returning to the National Science Center's Fort Discovery on Saturday.

This week

'No' moves arena idea to Columbia County

Across South Carolina

Recycling centers

Richmond County restaurant ratings

Across the river

Dinosaurs will roam Fort Discovery again

Policeman stabbed while off duty

Nursing home sale will pay off yearly

Across the area

Convent warns it might sue

University leaders push for upgrades Regents

Pet of the week

For the record

Leader resigns for new pursuit

Study will plan use for land on borders

Policeman stabbed while off duty
An off-duty Grovetown police officer was airlifted to Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Wednesday after authorities say a man rammed his vehicle and then stabbed him in a confrontation.

Good day, Mr. Mayor

Food bank comes through with air conditioning in warehouse
Working in the heat never bothered Jenia Frails. "If you wear thin clothes and work right by the fan, it don't bother me," said Ms. Frails, who volunteers at the Golden Harvest Food Bank's Faith Food Factory warehouse.

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

This week
Silent auction: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; Evans High School gymnasium, 4550 Cox Road, Evans; to benefit the Evans High baseball program

Events

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

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.

Harrisburg residents have community pride

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

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

Mays is selected as interim mayor

Events
BRIAR CREEK INVITATIONAL: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Screven County Recreation Department, Sylvania, Ga.; men's, women's, coed softball tournament, water rides, games for children ages 12 and younger, concessions, champion T-shirts given to first-place teams, trophies for first-, second- and third-place teams, fireworks display at 9 p.m.; $125 team entry fee; free admission to the public; (912) 564-7878.

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.

Pet of the week
Meredith, a 7-week-old collie, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Across the river
STEPHEN JAMES CSRA COIN CLUB MEETING: 6:45 p.m. today; Aiken County Library meeting room, 314 Chesterfield St. S.; free; 644-0761

Problems extend bridge renovation

Spotted
See The Augusta Chronicle's online photo blog at http://spotted.augusta.com for more photos.

Miss Makita on tour

Law officers patrol work zones
Vacationers and motorists beware - if you speed through a South Carolina construction zone, chances are you'll be ticketed in a zero-tolerance policing push to protect highway workers, Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday.

Blasts rattled nearby homes

Man is accused of wife assault
Police said Wednesday that an Augusta man they arrested hit his wife in the head with a hammer because she drank their last can of beer.

Kid of the Day

Nursing home sale will pay off yearly
AIKEN - It could be three months before ownership of the Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center is transferred to an Atlanta company.

Chamber of Commerce president resigns

Across the Southeast
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. - A 13-year-old boy has recanted his claim that Lionel Tate - once the youngest American sentenced to life in prison - robbed a pizza delivery man at gunpoint, Mr. Tate's lawyer said Wednesday.

Perdue urges collaboration

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Wednesday that they would again seek prison time for two former HealthSouth Corp. executives who pleaded guilty to fraud but whose sentences were viewed by an appeals court as so light that they need to be reviewed.

Tax for health program backed

Augusta's next tax plan will be leaner
When Augusta Commission members begin putting together the special purpose local option sales tax package for the November ballot, you can guarantee it will be a leaner version than the one drafted last fall.

Across South Carolina

Two arrested in 2001 slaying
Two men have been indicted on murder charges in the 2001 stabbing death of Daniel "Mack" McFarland Smith, whose widow, Ashley Smith, gained nationwide celebrity earlier this year as the hostage who led police to accused Fulton County courthouse shooter Brian Nichols.

Bankruptcy forces Winn-Dixie to leave area

Good day, Mr. Mayor
Interim Mayor of Augusta Willie H. Mays III (left) talks with Augusta Commissioner Bobby Hankerson on Mr. Mays' first day in office at the Municipal Building.

Schools plan technology audit

New area code approved as 706 runs out of numbers
ATLANTA - Residents within Georgia's 706 area code will soon be dialing 10 digits to talk to their neighbors.

Across the area

Harrisburg residents have community pride
The Rev. H.K. McKnight moved to the Harrisburg community with his wife, Margaret, 43 years ago and founded Bible Deliverance Temple, on the corner of Eve and Fenwick streets.

Two arrested in Smith homicide

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

News you can use

Milestones
The following Augusta students have been honored at the University of South Carolina, Columbia:

Ex-sheriff dies from injuries

University leaders push for upgrades Regents
At the Medical College of Georgia, a new cancer research facility is set to be finished by the first part of next year. A structure for the nursing and allied health sciences programs is being built. And more construction could be on the way.

More could receive aid on phone bill

Around the block
Multiple Sclerosis School will be held from 6:30 to 8 tonight at the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center, 919 15th St. The program will be Living with MS, Adjusting and Coping with the Daily Challenges, with Dr. Lara Stepleman and Mary Hughes. A buffet will be served. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information, call 721-1411.

Across Georgia

Pet of the week
Meredith, a 7-week-old collie, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Jail, arena bonds fail on ballots

Dinosaurs will roam Fort Discovery again
From mild-looking sea creatures to terrifying carnivores with bared teeth and bloody claws, dinosaurs are returning to the National Science Center's Fort Discovery on Saturday.

Harrisburg residents have community pride
The Rev. H.K. McKnight moved to the Harrisburg community with his wife, Margaret, 43 years ago and founded Bible Deliverance Temple, on the corner of Eve and Fenwick streets.

This week
Silent auction: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; Evans High School gymnasium, 4550 Cox Road, Evans; to benefit the Evans High baseball program

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations:

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Across the area
Police have issued an arrest warrant for Ron Park, the former Aiken Technical College instructor accused of having a physical confrontation with two students last week.

Convent warns it might sue
What began with trees being mistakenly cut down at a convent could end in a lawsuit.

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

Milestones
The following Augusta students have been honored at the University of South Carolina, Columbia:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Wednesday that they would again seek prison time for two former HealthSouth Corp. executives who pleaded guilty to fraud but whose sentences were viewed by an appeals court as so light that they need to be reviewed.

University leaders push for upgrades Regents
At the Medical College of Georgia, a new cancer research facility is set to be finished by the first part of next year. A structure for the nursing and allied health sciences programs is being built. And more construction could be on the way.

Across the Southeast
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. - A 13-year-old boy has recanted his claim that Lionel Tate - once the youngest American sentenced to life in prison - robbed a pizza delivery man at gunpoint, Mr. Tate's lawyer said Wednesday.

Aiken County taxes to rise slightly

Two arrested in 2001 slaying
Two men have been indicted on murder charges in the 2001 stabbing death of Daniel "Mack" McFarland Smith, whose widow, Ashley Smith, gained nationwide celebrity earlier this year as the hostage who led police to accused Fulton County courthouse shooter Brian Nichols.

UGA graduates
The following area residents have earned degrees from the University of Georgia, Athens:

Augusta's next tax plan will be leaner
When Augusta Commission members begin putting together the special purpose local option sales tax package for the November ballot, you can guarantee it will be a leaner version than the one drafted last fall.

USC graduates
The following area students earned degrees from the University of South Carolina, Columbia:

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations:

Documentary captures South LA dance craze
LOS ANGELES - Dancers in a new documentary have a lot to say about an inner-city craze called krumping that's transformed their lives, but when asked to describe how it's done, they get tongue tied.

Director Romero brings his zombies back to life

Willis is held 'Hostage' to action film
Nearly smart and sort of stylish, Hostage, released on DVD Tuesday, stars Bruce Willis, once the king of action stars, as a broken and bitter cop who trades in his high-profile hostage negotiator gig in Los Angles for a little country living after a standoff goes south.

New on DVD

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Documentary captures South LA dance craze

New on DVD
COACH CARTER: Samuel L. Jackson scores a solid hit with this hoops tale based on a real-life coach who put academics ahead of athletics.

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Documentary captures South LA dance craze
LOS ANGELES - Dancers in a new documentary have a lot to say about an inner-city craze called krumping that's transformed their lives, but when asked to describe how it's done, they get tongue tied.

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.

New on DVD
COACH CARTER: Samuel L. Jackson scores a solid hit with this hoops tale based on a real-life coach who put academics ahead of athletics.

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.

Trial to reveal investigation into rapper's slaying

Members of Pylon find that music stands test of time
For the seminal Athens, Ga., guitar band Pylon, the third time is the charm.

Members of Pylon find that music stands test of time

Members of Pylon find that music stands test of time
For the seminal Athens, Ga., guitar band Pylon, the third time is the charm.

Sonic Spotlight: Rob Foster

Sonic Spotlight: Rob Foster
ROB FOSTER HOMETOWN: Detroit; moved to Augusta in 1996

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.

Revamped event doesn't skimp on music acts tunes
Internally, AthFest has undergone some changes. Externally, it's the same scene.

Sonic Spotlight: Rob Foster
ROB FOSTERHOMETOWN: Detroit; moved to Augusta in 1996

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.

Racing Newsmaker: Scott Pruett
Scott Pruett is the defending Grand Am Sports Car Series champion who makes selected starts in NASCAR's road-course races.

Racing Newsmaker: Scott Pruett

Marlin prefers to drive, not coach

Marlin prefers to drive, not coach
SONOMA, Calif. - Sterling Marlin has an offer on the table to drive a Busch Series car for Chip Ganassi Racing and serve as a driving coach for the team's young mix of Nextel Cup drivers.

Marlin prefers to drive, not coach
SONOMA, Calif. - Sterling Marlin has an offer on the table to drive a Busch Series car for Chip Ganassi Racing and serve as a driving coach for the team's young mix of Nextel Cup drivers.

NASCAR: Deadly combination
SONOMA, Calif. - NASCAR wasn't included in the recent Congressional hearings on steroid abuse, but that doesn't mean the sport isn't immune to the same problems of society.

NASCAR: Deadly combination

Racing Newsmaker: Scott Pruett
Scott Pruett is the defending Grand Am Sports Car Series champion who makes selected starts in NASCAR's road-course races.

NASCAR: Deadly combination
SONOMA, Calif. - NASCAR wasn't included in the recent Congressional hearings on steroid abuse, but that doesn't mean the sport isn't immune to the same problems of society.

Horry hopes to continue Game 7 run
SAN ANTONIO - One of the most vivid memories Robert Horry has from the last Game 7 in NBA Finals history was New York Knicks guard John Starks firing up shot after shot after shot after shot - almost none of which went in.

Horry hopes to continue Game 7 run
SAN ANTONIO - One of the most vivid memories Robert Horry has from the last Game 7 in NBA Finals history was New York Knicks guard John Starks firing up shot after shot after shot after shot - almost none of which went in.

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.

Prep-to-pros option removed from NBA labor pact

Marvin Williams impresses Hawks
ATLANTA - Marvin Williams' youth isn't a concern for the Atlanta Hawks, the team he worked out for Wednesday morning - only three days after celebrating his 19th birthday.

Horry hopes to continue Game 7 run

Marvin Williams impresses Hawks
ATLANTA - Marvin Williams' youth isn't a concern for the Atlanta Hawks, the team he worked out for Wednesday morning - only three days after celebrating his 19th birthday.

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.

Marvin Williams impresses Hawks

Miss Mercer L. Reynolds    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Torris L. Johnson    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Starling    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Miss Mercer L. Reynolds    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lucille Mosley    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Tommy Farmer, Jr.    (AVERA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Bryant Thomas    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Margie Palmer    (BATH, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ella P. Mickens    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ernestine Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene Coe Pettit    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Bussey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Alley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stephen Brown    (STUARTS DRAFT, VA)

Mrs. Ernestine Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Alley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mozell Williams    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jewel Johnson    (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mr. Wayne Ward    (BLACKVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Ward    (BLACKVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Bryant Thomas    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Tatum, Jr.    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Tatum, Jr.    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Miss Mercer Reynolds    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Starling    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Odell Norton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Mercer Reynolds    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd Monroe King    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Palmer    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Prince A. Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Odell Norton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lucille Mosley    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Warren Flournoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd Monroe King    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Ervin    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella P. Mickens    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Miss Nellie Clyde Boyd    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Prince A. Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stephen Brown    (STUARTS DRAFT, VA)

Mr. Torris L. Johnson    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Clara Lucille Mosley    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Barbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Beautle Walker    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Sarah Elizabeth Johnson    (ADAIRSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Lucille Mosley    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Jewel Johnson    (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mr. Walter Langford    (SMYRNA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Mozell Williams    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Sarah Elizabeth Johnson    (ADAIRSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Langford    (SMYRNA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Barbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Beautle Walker    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy Farmer, Jr.    (AVERA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Warren Flournoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clarence Ervin    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Eugene Coe Pettit    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Nellie Clyde Boyd    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Evelyn Bussey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Miss Mercer L. Reynolds (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Miss Mercer Reynolds (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Bussey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Barbee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd Monroe King (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella P. Mickens (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Prince A. Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Torris L. Johnson (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Starling (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Ward (BLACKVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mozell Williams (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warren Flournoy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Ervin (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Bryant Thomas (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Miss Nellie Clyde Boyd (STAPLETON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lucille Mosley (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Jewel Johnson (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mr. Edward Alley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Lucille Mosley (APPLING, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Sarah Elizabeth Johnson (ADAIRSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Langford (SMYRNA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charlie Tatum, Jr. (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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

Mr. Eugene Coe Pettit (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Odell Norton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Stephen Brown (STUARTS DRAFT, VA)

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

Ms. Beautle Walker (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Palmer (BATH, S.C.)

Net fault does not slow Safin

Armstrong team full of Tour veterans

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Player seeks the perfect fit

Overtime

Overtime

Henin-Hardenne upset at Wimbledon

Roddick takes first step toward another final

Net fault does not slow Safin
WIMBLEDON, England - Three tight sets, big-serving Mark Philippoussis and a broken net failed to faze Marat Safin.

Player seeks the perfect fit
When she was stationed overseas, Kim Meirowitz found herself at home.

Net fault does not slow Safin
WIMBLEDON, England - Three tight sets, big-serving Mark Philippoussis and a broken net failed to faze Marat Safin.

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.

Overtime
North Augusta's Justin Thompson shot a second-round 3-over-par 75 to lead by one stroke at the Sertoma Invitational at North Augusta Country Club on Wednesday.

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

Overtime
North Augusta's Justin Thompson shot a second-round 3-over-par 75 to lead by one stroke at the Sertoma Invitational at North Augusta Country Club on Wednesday.

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.

Armstrong team full of Tour veterans
AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong will have most of last year's team back when he goes for his seventh straight Tour de France victory.

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.

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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

Armstrong team full of Tour veterans
AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong will have most of last year's team back when he goes for his seventh straight Tour de France victory.

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

Player seeks the perfect fit
When she was stationed overseas, Kim Meirowitz found herself at home.

Area Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Augusta's first successful radio station showcased local talent

Southern Baptists end Disney boycott
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Southern Baptists ended an eight-year boycott of the Walt Disney Co. for violating "moral righteousness and traditional family values" in a vote on the final day of the denomination's annual convention Wednesday.

Southern Baptists end Disney boycott
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Southern Baptists ended an eight-year boycott of the Walt Disney Co. for violating "moral righteousness and traditional family values" in a vote on the final day of the denomination's annual convention Wednesday.\r\n

Hundreds of e-mails support sainthood for John Paul II
ROME - One Pole wrote a poem. Someone else wrote an account of a possible miracle. Hundreds of others have sent e-mails - all testifying to Pope John Paul II's saintliness in support of his beatification, the cleric spearheading the case said Wednesday.

Augusta's first successful radio station showcased local talent
It was 75 years ago this Saturday that WRDW-AM, Augusta's first permanent radio station, went on the air.

Augusta's first successful radio station showcased local talent
It was 75 years ago this Saturday that WRDW-AM, Augusta's first permanent radio station, went on the air.

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Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 13-19. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

TNT benefits from viewers' search for new shows

TNT benefits from viewers' search for new shows
NEW YORK - A taste for new programming doesn't disappear just because it's summer, and TNT benefited last week.

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'

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

TNT benefits from viewers' search for new shows
NEW YORK - A taste for new programming doesn't disappear just because it's summer, and TNT benefited last week.

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Sad movies have powerful, tissue-wrenching impact
Not every movie has a Hollywood ending.

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Southern Baptists end Disney boycott