Mets squeak by Phillies, 4-3
PHILADELPHIA - Kazuhisa Ishii didn't need much run support.

Mets squeak by Phillies, 4-3

Mets squeak by Phillies, 4-3
PHILADELPHIA - Kazuhisa Ishii didn't need much run support.

White Sox dominate Royals

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.

'Stern' doesn't begin to describe former sheriff

Rookie catcher impresses Smoltz

Bet fuels Jones' hot hitting
ATLANTA - A tongue-in-cheek bet between the Atlanta Braves center fielder Andruw Jones and hitting coach Terry Pendleton a couple of weeks ago hasn't been much of a joking matter for major league pitching since.

Cabrera, Willis propel Marlins
ATLANTA - For nearly three full months, the Braves had managed to avoid Florida's leg-kicking, left-handed phenom, Dontrelle Willis.

Atlanta loses Ramirez in win

Cabrera, Willis propel Marlins
ATLANTA - For nearly three full months, the Braves had managed to avoid Florida's leg-kicking, left-handed phenom, Dontrelle Willis.

Marlins slam Braves, 8-0
ATLANTA - Dontrelle Willis pitched a five-hitter to become the NL's first 12-game winner, leading the Florida Marlins over the Atlanta Braves 8-0 Thursday night.

Marlins slam Braves, 8-0

Cabrera, Willis propel Marlins

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.

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.

Marlins slam Braves, 8-0
ATLANTA - Dontrelle Willis pitched a five-hitter to become the NL's first 12-game winner, leading the Florida Marlins over the Atlanta Braves 8-0 Thursday night.

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

Dealership owner will purchase lot

Big box stores alter look
NEW YORK - When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. began looking around Freehold, N.J., company officials assumed it could just move into town with a standard super center and Sam's Club warehouse store. They were wrong.

National energy bill near completion

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.

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

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

Georgia pledges to help grocers

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.

Closing groceries will hurt neighbors

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.

National energy bill near completion
WASHINGTON - The Senate neared completion of national energy legislation that would promote conservation and environmentally friendly fuels. It also would set up a confrontation with the House, which prefers a bill more favorable to oil and gas producers.

Big box stores alter look

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.

National energy bill near completion
WASHINGTON - The Senate neared completion of national energy legislation that would promote conservation and environmentally friendly fuels. It also would set up a confrontation with the House, which prefers a bill more favorable to oil and gas producers.

Big box stores alter look
NEW YORK - When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. began looking around Freehold, N.J., company officials assumed it could just move into town with a standard super center and Sam's Club warehouse store. They were wrong.

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.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on June 23, 2005.

No more ethics lapses

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.

Schools on the mend
The Allendale County School Board has come to its senses. Recall how in 1999 trustees were both embarrassed and angry when then-newly elected Palmetto State school Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum, citing the legislature's 1998 school reform law, declared Allendale schools in a state of emergency, stripped the locally elected board of its authority, and sent in her own administrative team to run the schools.

Schools on the mend

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.

When debt relief backfires

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.

When debt relief backfires
President Bush is lauding the weekend agreement of the world's eight wealthiest nations to write off $40 billion in debt for 18 of the world's poorest nations, 14 of which are African.

No-confidence vote

Schools on the mend
The Allendale County School Board has come to its senses. Recall how in 1999 trustees were both embarrassed and angry when then-newly elected Palmetto State school Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum, citing the legislature's 1998 school reform law, declared Allendale schools in a state of emergency, stripped the locally elected board of its authority, and sent in her own administrative team to run the schools.

When debt relief backfires
President Bush is lauding the weekend agreement of the world's eight wealthiest nations to write off $40 billion in debt for 18 of the world's poorest nations, 14 of which are African.

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.

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.

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.

People in the News
PARIS - The luxury store Hermes has apologized to Oprah Winfrey for turning her away from one of its Paris boutiques last week, saying it was closed for a public relations event when she came knocking.

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.

Music, television often give rise to crop of 'cool' dorks
Right now, the entertainment industry is making you look like a dork.

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

People in the News
PARIS - The luxury store Hermes has apologized to Oprah Winfrey for turning her away from one of its Paris boutiques last week, saying it was closed for a public relations event when she came knocking.

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.

Music, television often give rise to crop of 'cool' dorks
Right now, the entertainment industry is making you look like a dork.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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:

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

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.

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.

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.

Rates on 30-year mortgages drop for again
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages resumed their decline this week, falling for the 10th time in the past 12 weeks.

Full moon's fever still lingers at lake

School's out for summer
It was a good day at a private pond for (left to right) Joseph Evans, Kim Dansby and Joshua Snyder, who caught 52 fish.

Full moon's fever still lingers at lake
This week's full moon is history, but bream and shellcrackers stimulated by that phase will continue spawning in many areas of Thurmond Lake the rest of this week.

Fishing tournaments

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Full moon's fever still lingers at lake
This week's full moon is history, but bream and shellcrackers stimulated by that phase will continue spawning in many areas of Thurmond Lake the rest of this week.

School's out for summer
It was a good day at a private pond for (left to right) Joseph Evans, Kim Dansby and Joshua Snyder, who caught 52 fish.

School's out for summer

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

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

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

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

To end spotted wilt virus, toss out sick plants

To end spotted wilt virus, toss out sick plants
Last week I wrote about early blight disease on tomatoes. This week I will focus on another tomato problem - tomato spotted wilt virus, which is even worse than early blight.

To end spotted wilt virus, toss out sick plants
Last week I wrote about early blight disease on tomatoes. This week I will focus on another tomato problem - tomato spotted wilt virus, which is even worse than early blight.

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

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

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

Sanchez will start; Wilson gets spot
Before the South Atlantic League announced the rosters for Tuesday's All-Star Game at Lake Olmstead Stadium, Augusta GreenJackets Marcus Sanders and Brian Horwitz were thought to be shoe-ins for the game by those with the franchise.

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

GreenJackets stay perfect in 2nd half
Caleb Salankey made his first start for the Augusta GreenJackets on June 6 - just four days after his first child was born. The new father flew home to Colorado for the birth and then met up with the team in Kannapolis, N.C., four days later. The next day he gave up three runs in 2 1/3 innings.

GreenJackets stay perfect in 2nd half
Caleb Salankey made his first start for the Augusta GreenJackets on June 6 - just four days after his first child was born. The new father flew home to Colorado for the birth and then met up with the team in Kannapolis, N.C., four days later. The next day he gave up three runs in 2 1/3 innings.

Thompson rallies for Sertoma triumph
Some golfers prefer to shy away from attention. Not Justin Thompson.

Jacobsen back on course at Westchester

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.

So far, so good at Open
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - No stranger to pressure, Annika Sorenstam had to cope with jangled nerves as she stood on the 10th tee Thursday at the U.S. Women's Open, the snowcapped Rockies and a chance to make history both on the horizon.

Thompson rallies for Sertoma triumph
Some golfers prefer to shy away from attention. Not Justin Thompson.

So far, so good at Open

Thompson rallies for Sertoma triumph

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.

So far, so good at Open
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - No stranger to pressure, Annika Sorenstam had to cope with jangled nerves as she stood on the 10th tee Thursday at the U.S. Women's Open, the snowcapped Rockies and a chance to make history both on the horizon.

GreenJackets stay perfect in 2nd half

GreenJackets stymie Braves

'Stern' doesn't begin to describe former sheriff
When former Richmond County Sheriff Jim Beck died the other day, a reporter asked Charlie Webster for his recollections.

'Stern' doesn't begin to describe former sheriff
When former Richmond County Sheriff Jim Beck died the other day, a reporter asked Charlie Webster for his recollections.

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.

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.

Remains' DNA linked to missing girl
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced today that DNA test results have determined skeletal remains found in Burke County and suspected to be those of Tiffany Nelson, an Augusta girl who disappeared 11 years ago, match DNA samples taken from Tiffany's family.

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.

City must push no-frills SPLOST
The Augusta commissioners, wholly unable to differentiate between "needs" vs. "wants," have now elevated the SPLOST V issue into a full-fledged crisis.Sonny Pittman, Augusta

Our veterans are owed a tremendous debt
Visiting Washington, D.C., this past Memorial Day, I was standing at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial reading a handwritten note hanging near the wall. It told the story of one of the many thousands we lost there. At the bottom was a phone number.John Hart, 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

Our veterans are owed a tremendous debt

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

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

More must bear freedom's burden

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

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

Our veterans are owed a tremendous debt
Visiting Washington, D.C., this past Memorial Day, I was standing at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial reading a handwritten note hanging near the wall. It told the story of one of the many thousands we lost there. At the bottom was a phone number.John Hart, Augusta

Toyota to use Lexus brand in Japan

Lightning: a clear and present danger

Russian space agency says solar sail launch fails

Coffee table books show glory days for automobiles

Study: drug helps diabetes patients make own insulin

Rollover ratings show improvement among SUVs

Hold on tight, and bring the bug spray

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:

Lightning: a clear and present danger
This is the time of the year when death can come from above.

Toyota to use Lexus brand in Japan
Lexus is the top-selling luxury nameplate in the United States and has ranked No. 1 for the past five years in the J.D. Power and Associates initial quality survey of new-car buyers in their first three months of ownership.

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.

Toyota to use Lexus brand in Japan
Lexus is the top-selling luxury nameplate in the United States and has ranked No. 1 for the past five years in the J.D. Power and Associates initial quality survey of new-car buyers in their first three months of ownership.

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.

Coffee table books show glory days for automobiles
If there's anything better than a book about cars, it's a coffee table book about cars. Here are a few new ones:

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.

Living briefs
Actress Sherry Stringfield (ER) is 38 today.

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.

Coffee table books show glory days for automobiles
If there's anything better than a book about cars, it's a coffee table book about cars. Here are a few new ones:

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.

Lightning: a clear and present danger
This is the time of the year when death can come from above.

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:

For the record

Milestones

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 South Carolina

Across the area
Police are investigating the death of a 6-year-old Aiken girl who was brought to a hospital emergency room Thursday, authorities said.

Victim's wife thanks officials

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

Experimental plane crashes; pilot is killed

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Columbia County shows growth plan

School-funding suit is on hold
ATLANTA - Both sides in a lawsuit alleging Georgia skimps when it comes to school spending are awaiting a judge's ruling on whether the case can go forward after a hearing Thursday.

News you can use

Across the river

Remains' DNA linked to missing girl

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 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.

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.

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):

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.

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.

Two arrested in 2001 slaying

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.

Policeman stabbed while off duty

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

Victim's wife thanks officials
Ashley Smith thanked Columbia County police Thursday - one day after two men were indicted in the 2001 stabbing death of her husband.

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

706 area will get 10-digit dialing
ATLANTA - Callers in the 706 area code don't have to worry about changing their phone numbers under a new plan state regulators approved Thursday.

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

School-funding suit is on hold
ATLANTA - Both sides in a lawsuit alleging Georgia skimps when it comes to school spending are awaiting a judge's ruling on whether the case can go forward after a hearing Thursday.

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.

Car rips through couple's Augusta home
Julian Williams would have preferred an alarm clock or perhaps the soothing voice of his wife Mable to wake him from his Thursday afternoon nap.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

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.

Deadly accident is ruled suicide

Nursing home sale will pay off yearly

706 area will get 10-digit dialing

New area code approved as 706 runs out of numbers

Observation unit to make room for more

Across the area

Judge lets firearms case go on

School project goals could fail

Kid of the Day

Car rips through couple's Augusta home
Julian Williams would have preferred an alarm clock or perhaps the soothing voice of his wife Mable to wake him from his Thursday afternoon nap.

Across the area

Observation unit to make room for more
University Hospital will add a 26-bed observation unit as it prepares for more patients next month as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield's network.

School-funding suit is on hold

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue installed his former legal aide, Harold Melton, on the Georgia Supreme Court on Thursday, calling him a man of deep integrity and conscience.

Workers doubt validity of move

Deadly accident is ruled suicide
AIKEN - The death of a 54-year-old Spartanburg man Sunday has been ruled a suicide by vehicle accident, an official said Thursday.

Car rips through couple's Augusta home

Two teens are left in contest

Across Georgia

Observation unit to make room for more
University Hospital will add a 26-bed observation unit as it prepares for more patients next month as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield's network.

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

Proposal on arena backed
The Columbia County Arena/Entertainment Facility Committee voted unanimously Thursday night, recommending that an arena be pursued in Columbia County.

School project goals could fail
Rising costs might prevent Richmond County schools from completing their list of construction projects.

Victim's wife thanks officials
Ashley Smith thanked Columbia County police Thursday - one day after two men were indicted in the 2001 stabbing death of her husband.

Across the area
Police are investigating the death of a 6-year-old Aiken girl who was brought to a hospital emergency room Thursday, authorities said.

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.

Across South Carolina
GARDENS CORNER- Four people died and seven were injured early Thursday after a pickup truck collided head-on with a van carrying 14 people along U.S. Highway 17 in Beaufort County, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.

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.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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

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.

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.

Recycling centers

Convent warns it might sue

Plane crash kills pilot

Good day, Mr. Mayor

Law officers patrol work zones

Study will plan use for land on borders

Richmond County restaurant ratings

Leader resigns for new pursuit

Augusta's next tax plan will be leaner

University leaders push for upgrades Regents

Harrisburg residents have community pride

Kid of the Day

Events

Across the Southeast

Workers doubt validity of move
The majority of the 30 developmentally disabled patients slated to be moved from East Central Regional Hospital into the community will be transferred against their will, according to an internal document from the hospital.

Columbia County shows growth plan
Columbia County residents got their first look at a proposed update to the growth management plan in two Thursday public meetings.

'No' moves arena idea to Columbia County

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.

Dinosaurs will roam Fort Discovery again

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.

This week

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.

Around the block

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.

Pet of the week

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.

706 area will get 10-digit dialing
ATLANTA - Callers in the 706 area code don't have to worry about changing their phone numbers under a new plan state regulators approved Thursday.

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.

Deadly accident is ruled suicide
AIKEN - The death of a 54-year-old Spartanburg man Sunday has been ruled a suicide by vehicle accident, an official said Thursday.

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.

Experimental plane crashes; pilot is killed
PERRY - A Gilbert, S.C., man was killed Thursday when the experimental plane he was flying crashed in a grassy airstrip in a rural part of eastern Aiken County.

'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.

Judge lets firearms case go on
The federal prosecution of a drug dealer sprung from a state prison after his father paid $70,000 in additional fines can continue, a judge ruled Thursday.

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.

Kid of the Day
Xaria Shelton is today's Kid of the Day.

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

Remains' DNA linked to missing girl
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced today that DNA test results have determined skeletal remains found in Burke County and suspected to be those of Tiffany Nelson, an Augusta girl who disappeared 11 years ago, match DNA samples taken from Tiffany's family.

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.

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

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.

Across South Carolina
GARDENS CORNER- Four people died and seven were injured early Thursday after a pickup truck collided head-on with a van carrying 14 people along U.S. Highway 17 in Beaufort County, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.

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

School project goals could fail
Rising costs might prevent Richmond County schools from completing their list of construction projects.

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.

Workers doubt validity of move
The majority of the 30 developmentally disabled patients slated to be moved from East Central Regional Hospital into the community will be transferred against their will, according to an internal document from the hospital.

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.

Woman charged in theft of checks

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.

Across Georgia

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

Across South Carolina

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

Judge lets firearms case go on
The federal prosecution of a drug dealer sprung from a state prison after his father paid $70,000 in additional fines can continue, a judge ruled Thursday.

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

Kid of the Day
Xaria Shelton is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

GBI refuses to disclose story behind stabbing
One day after an off-duty Grovetown police officer was stabbed in a confrontation at his home, an official with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said he would not release the details of why the incident occurred.

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.

Columbia County shows growth plan
Columbia County residents got their first look at a proposed update to the growth management plan in two Thursday public meetings.

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.

Experimental plane crashes; pilot is killed
PERRY - A Gilbert, S.C., man was killed Thursday when the experimental plane he was flying crashed in a grassy airstrip in a rural part of eastern Aiken County.

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):

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

County looks at bond issue to fund projects
A faster way to start flood control and road projects in Columbia County might still be possible.

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.

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

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue installed his former legal aide, Harold Melton, on the Georgia Supreme Court on Thursday, calling him a man of deep integrity and conscience.

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.

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
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

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

Major coup for South Carolina
To many, golf is a state of mind. To many more, South Carolina is a state of golf.

Major coup for South Carolina
To many, golf is a state of mind. To many more, South Carolina is a state of golf.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mini reviews

Documentary captures South LA dance craze

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change.

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.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change.

New on DVD

Beyonce: Don't call it a breakup
NEW YORK - If you saw the breakup of Destiny's Child coming based on the title of their latest album, you were right on target.

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
ROB FOSTER HOMETOWN: Detroit; moved to Augusta in 1996

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

Members of Pylon find that music stands test of time

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

Beyonce: Don't call it a breakup
NEW YORK - If you saw the breakup of Destiny's Child coming based on the title of their latest album, you were right on target.

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

Beyonce: Don't call it a breakup

Sonic Spotlight: Rob Foster

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.

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
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

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

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.

Spurs boot defending champs
SAN ANTONIO - With the NBA title on the line, Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs proved themselves worthy champions.

Horry hopes to continue Game 7 run

Marvin Williams impresses Hawks

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.

Spurs boot defending champs

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.

Spurs boot defending champs
SAN ANTONIO - With the NBA title on the line, Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs proved themselves worthy champions.

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
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.

NCAA bans Baylor from nonconference play
Baylor's men's basketball team was banned from playing nonconference games for one season and placed on five years' probation by the NCAA on Thursday for numerous rules violations found after a former player murdered a teammate in 2003.

Collins optimistic for second season in Oakland

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

Mrs. Margie Palmer    (BATH, S.C.)

Miss Nellie Clyde Boyd    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Wilma Henderson    (MAIDEN, N.C.)

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

Mr. Warren Flournoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bryant Thomas    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Warren Flournoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd Monroe King    (HEPHZIBHAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Starling Forester, Sr.    (YOUNGSTOWN, OH.)

Mr. Clarence Ervin    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Starling Forester, Sr.    (YOUNGSTOWN, OH.)

Mr. Eugene Coe Pettit    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Edwin Webb    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Miss Nellie Clyde Boyd    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Wright Hurt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jean Starling    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stephen Brown    (STUARTS DRAFT, VA)

Mr. Odell Norton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Alley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny McKinzie    (BIRMINGHAM, AL.)

Miss Nellie Clyde Boyd    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Glenda G. Godbee    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Shirley Ford    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Ervin    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William Gauthier    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Bennett    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Loletha Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Shirley Ford    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Alley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Ervin    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Ward    (BLACKVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Miss Mercer Reynolds    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Whatley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Odell Norton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold W. Tabor    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Floyd Monroe King    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Ryans    (MIAMI, FL.)

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

Mr. Jimmy W. Overstreet    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Lucille Mosley    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Warren Flournoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Mealing    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Eugene Coe Pettit    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Loletha Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Ward    (BLACKVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Roger Glenn Greene    (ROCK HILL, S.C.)

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

Mr. William Gauthier    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Miss Mercer Reynolds    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Warren Flournoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Odell Norton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Edwin Webb    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Floyd Monroe King    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Roger Glenn Greene    (ROCK HILL, S.C.)

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

Mr. John T. Brennen    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. John T. Brennen    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Alley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Bennett    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Stephen Brown    (STUARTS DRAFT, VA)

Mr. Edward Alley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mozell Williams    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Wright Hurt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bryant Thomas    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Whatley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jean Starling    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bryant Thomas    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Palmer    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Harold W. Tabor    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucille Mosley    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Starling    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Ryans    (MIAMI, FL.)

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

Mrs. Margie Palmer    (BATH, S.C.)

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

Mr. Jimmy W. Overstreet    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Ervin    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Odell Norton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Nellie Clyde Boyd    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Mosley    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mozell Williams    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd Monroe King    (HEPHZIBHAH, Ga.)

Mr. Bryant Thomas    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Mealing    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Jean Starling    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny McKinzie    (BIRMINGHAM, AL.)

Mrs. Margie Palmer    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny James Burley    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Mosley    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Wilma Henderson    (MAIDEN, N.C.)

Mrs. Glenda G. Godbee    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny James Burley    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd Monroe King (HEPHZIBHAH, Ga.)

Miss Nellie Clyde Boyd (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Warren Flournoy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Starling Forester, Sr. (YOUNGSTOWN, OH.)

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

Mr. Clarence Ervin (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Ervin (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Eugene Coe Pettit (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Wright Hurt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Mercer Reynolds (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. James Ryans (MIAMI, FL.)

Mr. Odell Norton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny McKinzie (BIRMINGHAM, AL.)

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

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

Mr. Stephen Brown (STUARTS DRAFT, VA)

Mrs. Jean Starling (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Warren Flournoy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Ward (BLACKVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Starling (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Mosley (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. John T. Brennen (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Douglas Edwin Webb (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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

Mr. Bryant Thomas (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Ford (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Loletha Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Alley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Whatley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Bennett (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Miss Nellie Clyde Boyd (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd Monroe King (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Wilma Henderson (MAIDEN, N.C.)

Mr. Ernest Mealing (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Glenda G. Godbee (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mozell Williams (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Roger Glenn Greene (ROCK HILL, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucille Mosley (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Bryant Thomas (APPLING, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Edward Alley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold W. Tabor (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Odell Norton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Gauthier (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny James Burley (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy W. Overstreet (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Player seeks the perfect fit

Net fault does not slow Safin

Area Announcements

Overtime

Armstrong team full of Tour veterans

Overtime

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.

Overtime
Four Augusta juniors have qualified for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., from July 21-31.

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.

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

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.

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
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
Four Augusta juniors have qualified for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., from July 21-31.

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

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.

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

Collins optimistic for second season in Oakland
ALAMEDA, Calif. - Kerry Collins came into Oakland Raiders' training camp last season with the tough task of learning a new system and unsure if he'd even get to play as the backup to Rich Gannon.

Collins optimistic for second season in Oakland
ALAMEDA, Calif. - Kerry Collins came into Oakland Raiders' training camp last season with the tough task of learning a new system and unsure if he'd even get to play as the backup to Rich Gannon.

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.\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.

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.

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.

Major coup for South Carolina

Sad movies have powerful, tissue-wrenching impact

House rescinds proposed cut for public broadcasting
WASHINGTON - Big Bird and National Public Radio won a reprieve Thursday as the House restored $100 million that had been proposed as a budget cut for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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.

New president named for CPB post
WASHINGTON - The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, already embroiled in controversy over allegations of a liberal-leaning bias in PBS programming, chose a former Republican Party co-chairman Thursday as its president and chief executive.

TNT benefits from viewers' search for new shows

New president named for CPB post
WASHINGTON - The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, already embroiled in controversy over allegations of a liberal-leaning bias in PBS programming, chose a former Republican Party co-chairman Thursday as its president and chief executive.

House rescinds proposed cut for public broadcasting
WASHINGTON - Big Bird and National Public Radio won a reprieve Thursday as the House restored $100 million that had been proposed as a budget cut for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

House rescinds proposed cut for public broadcasting

Ratings for basic cable networks
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
NEW YORK - A taste for new programming doesn't disappear just because it's summer, and TNT benefited last week.

New president named for CPB post

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Not every movie has a Hollywood ending.

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

Southern Baptists end Disney boycott

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