Calendar
HOPELANDS CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. Monday; Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, off Whiskey Road, Aiken; with Alysa Smith; free; 642-7631

Recreation schedules
SUMMER CAMP: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Friday, Aug. 5; arts and crafts, reading, movies, outdoor activities, swimming and more; for ages 6-12; $65 per child for two weeks

Teacher explains percentages
Mathematical shortcuts are used daily by adults, said Brett Cooper, a North Augusta resident who teaches fifth grade math and has written a book called Pesky Percentages.

Augusta State graduates
This is a list of spring graduate candidates from Augusta State University:

Augusta State graduates
This is a list of spring graduate candidates from Augusta State University:

Literacy site numbers
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Community playhouse sets schedule for coming season
Musicals, comedies and dramas are on tap for the Aiken Community Playhouse's next season .

Events
RESERVATIONS FOR RENTAL FACILITIES: Camping reservations for coastal state parks should be made by telephone, mail or in person at least 14 days before occupancy dates for a minimum of four nights during the week or three nights on weekends.

North Augusta makes plans for centennial
Plans are coming together for a yearlong celebration of North Augusta's 100th anniversary.

Farmers market
The Aiken County Farmers Market, at Williamsburg Street and Richland Avenue, sells fresh produce daily, depending on weather, from about 8:30 a.m. until vendors are sold out. Call (803) 643-4660.

Literacy site numbers
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Library schedules
Here's what's going on at area libraries

All-star softball player is a born athlete
A life filled with sports was part of Kayte Gilliland's destiny.

Recreation schedules
SUMMER CAMP: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Friday, Aug. 5; arts and crafts, reading, movies, outdoor activities, swimming and more; for ages 6-12; $65 per child for two weeks

Two teens are left in scholarship 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 advancing to the final drawing.

Around the block
The Hopelands Summer Concert Series will continue at 7 p.m. Monday at Hopelands Gardens, off Whiskey Road, Aiken. Alysa Smith will perform. The event is free. If it rains, the concert will be held at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Call 642-7631.

Community playhouse sets schedule for coming season
Musicals, comedies and dramas are on tap for the Aiken Community Playhouse's next season .

Across the river
CONCERT AND BARBECUE SUPPER: 5 p.m. today; Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; featuring patriotic songs from Savannah River Winds, barbecue dinner; dinner tickets are $6 adults, $4 ages 5-12, free for ages 5 and younger; 210-1133

Calendar
HOPELANDS CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. Monday; Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, off Whiskey Road, Aiken; with Alysa Smith; free; 642-7631

North Augusta makes plans for centennial
Plans are coming together for a yearlong celebration of North Augusta's 100th anniversary.

Around the block
The Hopelands Summer Concert Series will continue at 7 p.m. Monday at Hopelands Gardens, off Whiskey Road, Aiken. Alysa Smith will perform. The event is free. If it rains, the concert will be held at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Call 642-7631.

Seat-belt violators targeted
Aiken County students who don't wear their seat belts risk more than a $25 ticket: They could lose their school parking spots.

Events
RESERVATIONS FOR RENTAL FACILITIES: Camping reservations for coastal state parks should be made by telephone, mail or in person at least 14 days before occupancy dates for a minimum of four nights during the week or three nights on weekends.

Aiken test DELETE ME
LOS ANGELES - In "Alfie" mode nearly 40 years ago, Michael Caine played a man who avoided the prospect of fatherhood at any cost.

Farmers market
The Aiken County Farmers Market, at Williamsburg Street and Richland Avenue, sells fresh produce daily, depending on weather, from about 8:30 a.m. until vendors are sold out. Call (803) 643-4660.

Aiken test DELETE ME
LOS ANGELES - In "Alfie" mode nearly 40 years ago, Michael Caine played a man who avoided the prospect of fatherhood at any cost.

Reunions
STROM THURMOND HIGH SCHOOL 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, with a family event at Misty Lake on Friday and a banquet at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta on Saturday; contact Mack Thomas, (803) 278-4981 or Mack416@comcast.net

Reunions
STROM THURMOND HIGH SCHOOL 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, with a family event at Misty Lake on Friday and a banquet at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta on Saturday; contact Mack Thomas, (803) 278-4981 or Mack416@comcast.net

Summer camp based on popular crime show
Some of the 15 children enrolled in the CSI: Aiken summer camp last week hope some day to make their mark in the field of forensic science.

All-star softball player is a born athlete
A life filled with sports was part of Kayte Gilliland's destiny.

Dinosaurs roaming Fort Discovery again
From mild-looking sea creatures to terrifying carnivores with bared teeth and bloody claws, dinosaurs have returned to the National Science Center's Fort Discovery.

Summer camp based on popular crime show
Some of the 15 children enrolled in the CSI: Aiken summer camp last week hope some day to make their mark in the field of forensic science.

Pet of the week
Kirby, a 5-month-old shepherd mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Food bank warehouse gets air conditioning
Working in the heat never bothered Jenia Frails.

Teacher explains percentages
Mathematical shortcuts are used daily by adults, said Brett Cooper, a North Augusta resident who teaches fifth grade math and has written a book called Pesky Percentages.

Dinosaurs roaming Fort Discovery again
From mild-looking sea creatures to terrifying carnivores with bared teeth and bloody claws, dinosaurs have returned to the National Science Center's Fort Discovery.

Food bank warehouse gets air conditioning
Working in the heat never bothered Jenia Frails.

Palahniuk's 'Haunted' is a knockout
The author who showed readers how good a jab to the face can feel with "Fight Club" hits below the belt in his seventh work of fiction, with a sickening punch of grisly stories.

Palahniuk's 'Haunted' is a knockout

Palahniuk's 'Haunted' is a knockout
The author who showed readers how good a jab to the face can feel with "Fight Club" hits below the belt in his seventh work of fiction, with a sickening punch of grisly stories.

Barnes' actions, words still speak
Westside threw the top hand and cooked with Crisco this year, giving coach Gerald Barnes had many reasons to love living in the South.

Florida player in the minority

All-area boys baseball teams
The Augusta Chronicle is saluting prep baseball players from the area.

All-area boys baseball teams

Baseball roundup

Florida player in the minority
Gavin Dickey stuck with baseball even while his friends gave up on the sport. Now, as the starting left fielder during Florida's run to the championship round of the College World Series, he's part of an ever-dwindling minority.

Egan, bat live up to hype
His batting average was .597. He was the definition of a slugger, yet he reached base nearly 74 percent of the time.

MLB roundup
NEW YORK - Cliff Floyd hit a pair of two-run homers, David Wright also connected and the New York Mets routed the Yankees, 10-3 on Saturday, for their second consecutive Subway Series victory.

Florida player in the minority
Gavin Dickey stuck with baseball even while his friends gave up on the sport. Now, as the starting left fielder during Florida's run to the championship round of the College World Series, he's part of an ever-dwindling minority.

MLB roundup

MLB notbook

Baseball roundup
CHICAGO -- Mark Prior made it clear he didn't rush his return from the disabled list.\r\n

Texas beats Florida to win sixth CWS title

Texas beats Florida to win sixth CWS title
OMAHA, Neb. - Texas is back on top with another College World Series championship.

Egan, bat live up to hype
His batting average was .597. He was the definition of a slugger, yet he reached base nearly 74 percent of the time.

MLB notbook
SAN DIEGO - Padres first baseman Phil Nevin was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained muscle in his left side.

All-area boys baseball teams
The Augusta Chronicle is saluting prep baseball players from the area.

MLB notbook
SAN DIEGO - Padres first baseman Phil Nevin was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained muscle in his left side.

MLB roundup
NEW YORK - Cliff Floyd hit a pair of two-run homers, David Wright also connected and the New York Mets routed the Yankees, 10-3 on Saturday, for their second consecutive Subway Series victory.

Barnes' actions, words still speak

Barnes' actions, words still speak
Westside threw the top hand and cooked with Crisco this year, giving coach Gerald Barnes had many reasons to love living in the South.

Texas beats Florida to win sixth CWS title
OMAHA, Neb. - Texas is back on top with another College World Series championship.

Baseball roundup
CHICAGO -- Mark Prior made it clear he didn't rush his return from the disabled list.

Egan, bat live up to hype

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Pierce Garrett Perdue
Emmett and Leslie Perdue, of Harlem, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Pierce Garrett, born June 1, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tyler Eugene Hayslip
Mary Joyce Callender and Stephen Tyler Hayslip are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Eugene, born May 3, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Scott Edward Whitaker
Jason and Shannon Whitaker, of Lincolnton, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Scott Edward, born June 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Katelyn Nicole Hardin

Layla Christain Campbell

Jared Austin Thigpen

Sara and Nancy Mobley
Warren and Sara Mobley, of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their identical twin daughters, Sara Jane and Nancy Jordan, born April 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Emily Grace Linares

Elijah Philip Sander
Mark and Joy Sander of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elijah Philip, born April 27, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Nyandria Natashia Burley

Taylor Nichole Stringfield

Andrew Michael Simpson

James Edward Harrison

Mark Brian Abel

John Tyler Prosnak
Mike and Alison Prosnak, of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Tyler, born May 26, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Justin Colt Gallaway

Brandan Michael Williams
Jennifer Grubbs and Michael Williams are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brandan Michael, born May 26, 2006 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers in Aiken.

Elijah Philip Sander

Allyanne Carlee Harrison
James and Alison Harrison, of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Allyanne Carlee, born June 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Aniya Makayla Wright

Paige Lauren Ricketts
Jason and Kym Ricketts, of Augusta, are pleased to announced the birth of their daughter, Paige Lauren, born May 30, 2005 at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Brooklyn Alesis Nevaeh

Ryan Joseph Newman

Seth David Cibak

Allyanne Carlee Harrison

Alexander Clark Bowen

Clint Llewellyn Stanley, Jr.

Daisy Kathleen Mills

Mark Brian Abel
Brian and heather Abel are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Mark Brian, born April 29, 2005. He made his debut at 1:16 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 10oz. and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by big brother Jacob, 9 and big sisters Hope, 7 and Meredith, 1.

Tyler Gracin Clark

Parker William Cozzi
Alex and Sunday Cozzi, of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Parker William, born May 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ansley Elizabeth Casey

Andrew Michael Simpson
Ashleigh Marie Simpson is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Andrew Michael, born June 3, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Pierce Garrett Perdue
Emmett and Leslie Perdue, of Harlem, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Pierce Garrett, born June 1, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

James Edward Harrison
James and Sonya Harrison, of Seneca, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Edward, V, born April 4, 2005 at Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca.

Clint Llewellyn Stanley, Jr.
Amber Blount and Clint Stanley are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Clint Llewellyn, born May 29, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 2:48 p.m., weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. and was 19 inches long.

Collin Bradley Smith
Carl and Kecia Smith, of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Collin Bradley, born May 31, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mark Brian Abel
Brian and heather Abel are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Mark Brian, born April 29, 2005. He made his debut at 1:16 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 10oz. and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by big brother Jacob, 9 and big sisters Hope, 7 and Meredith, 1.

Alexander Clark Bowen
Barry and Laura Bowen, of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alexander Clark, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Akira Elise Simmons
Artesia Elvira Mobley and Earnest Simmons, II, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Akira Elise, born June 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Justin Colt Gallaway
Justin and Whitney Gallaway of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Justin Colt, born May 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Katelyn Nicole Hardin
Stacey Lynn Woods and Vernon James Hardin are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Katelyn Nicole, born June 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Nyandria Natashia Burley
Monique Harris and Daniel L. Burley, Sr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Nyandria Natashia, born June 7, 2005 at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington.

Jared Austin Thigpen
John and Alaina Thigpen, Jr., of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jared Austin, born June 7, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Aniya Makayla Wright
Tiara Sherelle Jones and Mark Warren Wright, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Aniya Makayla, born June 9, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Sebastian Alexander Nunnelee
Bobbylee and Billie Nunnelee, of Millen, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sebastian Alexander, born May 16, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Jared Austin Thigpen
John and Alaina Thigpen, Jr., of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jared Austin, born June 7, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Layla Christain Campbell
L.C. and Michelle Campbell, of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Christain, born May 31, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

James Andrew McNair

James Andrew McNair
James and Amy McNair, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Andrew, born June 9, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Madison Helen Sharp

Aniya Makayla Wright
Tiara Sherelle Jones and Mark Warren Wright, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Aniya Makayla, born June 9, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Paul Charles Brooks

Daisy Kathleen Mills
Roy and April Mills, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Daisy Kathleen, born June 7, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Gerald Lee (Trey) Jones, III

Sebastian Alexander Nunnelee

Kendall Auston Gage

Brooklyn Alesis Nevaeh
Felix and Georgetta Key, of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Alesis Nevaeh, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Akira Elise Simmons
Artesia Elvira Mobley and Earnest Simmons, II, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Akira Elise, born June 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nyandria Natashia Burley
Monique Harris and Daniel L. Burley, Sr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Nyandria Natashia, born June 7, 2005 at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington.

Clint Llewellyn Stanley, Jr.
Amber Blount and Clint Stanley are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Clint Llewellyn, born May 29, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 2:48 p.m., weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. and was 19 inches long.

Tyler Eugene Hayslip
Mary Joyce Callender and Stephen Tyler Hayslip are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Eugene, born May 3, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Thomas Maxwell Blanchard
Tom and Jessica Blanchard, III, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Thomas Maxwell, IV, born May 31, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jackson David Hammett
Jason and Heather Hammett, of Wagener, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson David, born June 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Paul Charles Brooks
Charles and Shea Burdette, of Lynchburg, Va., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Paul Charles Brooks, born May 13, 2005.

Elijah Philip Sander
Mark and Joy Sander of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elijah Philip, born April 27, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Harrison Markham Mobley
Richard and Heather Mobley, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Harrison Markham, born June 3, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Sara and Nancy Mobley

Gerald Lee (Trey) Jones, III
Gerald Lee (Jay) and Alice Marie Jones, of Newport, N.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gerald Lee (Trey), born March 1. 2005 at Halyburton Naval Hospital in Cherry Point, N.C.

Justin Colt Gallaway
Justin and Whitney Gallaway of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Justin Colt, born May 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tyler Gracin Clark
Heather Lorraine Clark is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Tyler Gracin, born June 6, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Ryan Joseph Newman
Jason and Rebecca Newman, of Harlem, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ryan Joseph, born June 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Emily Grace Linares
Victor and Vicki Linares, of Washington, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Grace, born May 24, 2005 at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington.

Taylor Nichole Stringfield
Brandon and Heather Stringfield of Auburn, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Nichole, born April 1, 2005 at Dekalb Medical Center in Decatur, Ga.

Seth David Cibak
April Jane Daniel and Frank David Cibak are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Seth David, born June 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Allyanne Carlee Harrison
James and Alison Harrison, of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Allyanne Carlee, born June 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ansley Elizabeth Casey
Paul and Delta Casey, of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ansley Elizabeth, born on May 20. 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Nathan Scott Vandegrift
Scott and Angela Vandegrift, of Graniteville, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Scott, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ayden Tyler Cunningham
Rebecca Lynn Snellings and Shaun Patrick Cunningham are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ayden Tyler, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Alexander Clark Bowen
Barry and Laura Bowen, of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alexander Clark, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nathan Scott Vandegrift
Scott and Angela Vandegrift, of Graniteville, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Scott, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Scott Edward Whitaker
Jason and Shannon Whitaker, of Lincolnton, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Scott Edward, born June 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Taylor Nichole Stringfield
Brandon and Heather Stringfield of Auburn, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Nichole, born April 1, 2005 at Dekalb Medical Center in Decatur, Ga.

Ansley Elizabeth Casey
Paul and Delta Casey, of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ansley Elizabeth, born on May 20. 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Madison Helen Sharp
Shelley Williams and Carman Sharp III are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Helen, born May 15, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Collin Bradley Smith
Carl and Kecia Smith, of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Collin Bradley, born May 31, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jackson David Hammett
Jason and Heather Hammett, of Wagener, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson David, born June 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Seth David Cibak
April Jane Daniel and Frank David Cibak are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Seth David, born June 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brooklyn Alesis Nevaeh
Felix and Georgetta Key, of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Alesis Nevaeh, born June 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brandan Michael Williams
Jennifer Grubbs and Michael Williams are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brandan Michael, born May 26, 2006 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers in Aiken.

Daisy Kathleen Mills
Roy and April Mills, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Daisy Kathleen, born June 7, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Kendall Auston Gage

Layla Christain Campbell
L.C. and Michelle Campbell, of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Christain, born May 31, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Emily Grace Linares
Victor and Vicki Linares, of Washington, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Grace, born May 24, 2005 at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington.

Sebastian Alexander Nunnelee
Bobbylee and Billie Nunnelee, of Millen, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sebastian Alexander, born May 16, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

James Edward Harrison
James and Sonya Harrison, of Seneca, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Edward, V, born April 4, 2005 at Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca.

Paige Lauren Ricketts

Sara and Nancy Mobley
Warren and Sara Mobley, of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their identical twin daughters, Sara Jane and Nancy Jordan, born April 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Parker William Cozzi

Collin Bradley Smith

Tyler Gracin Clark
Heather Lorraine Clark is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Tyler Gracin, born June 6, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Nathan Scott Vandegrift

Harrison Markham Mobley
Richard and Heather Mobley, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Harrison Markham, born June 3, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Brandan Michael Williams

Andrew Michael Simpson
Ashleigh Marie Simpson is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Andrew Michael, born June 3, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Tyler Eugene Hayslip

John Tyler Prosnak
Mike and Alison Prosnak, of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Tyler, born May 26, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

John Tyler Prosnak

Gerald Lee (Trey) Jones, III
Gerald Lee (Jay) and Alice Marie Jones, of Newport, N.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gerald Lee (Trey), born March 1. 2005 at Halyburton Naval Hospital in Cherry Point, N.C.

Scott Edward Whitaker

Paul Charles Brooks
Charles and Shea Burdette, of Lynchburg, Va., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Paul Charles Brooks, born May 13, 2005.

Jackson David Hammett

Parker William Cozzi
Alex and Sunday Cozzi, of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Parker William, born May 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Pierce Garrett Perdue

Kendall Auston Gage

Harrison Markham Mobley

Ryan Joseph Newman
Jason and Rebecca Newman, of Harlem, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ryan Joseph, born June 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Akira Elise Simmons

James Andrew McNair
James and Amy McNair, of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Andrew, born June 9, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Katelyn Nicole Hardin
Stacey Lynn Woods and Vernon James Hardin are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Katelyn Nicole, born June 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Paige Lauren Ricketts
Jason and Kym Ricketts, of Augusta, are pleased to announced the birth of their daughter, Paige Lauren, born May 30, 2005 at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Madison Helen Sharp
Shelley Williams and Carman Sharp III are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Helen, born May 15, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Smoltz sizzles; Atlanta sweeps
ATLANTA - IT'S AN AMAZING quandary for a team that's won nine of its past 12 games. A perplexing question in the midst of the Atlanta Braves' most prolific run of the still-young year.

Marte demoted to bolster pitching
ATLANTA - With Atlanta's pitching staff much more of an issue right now than third base, the Braves made a move they had to, but didn't necessarily want to, make Saturday by sending down rookie Andy Marte.

Smoltz sizzles; Atlanta sweeps

Jones' home run rescues Atlanta
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones didn't hem, didn't haw, didn't sidestep the question for a split-second.

Ramirez to start tonight
ATLANTA - Horacio Ramirez's injured left leg passed its final test Sunday, and the Braves' left-hander said he'll make his scheduled start today at Florida.

Marte demoted to bolster pitching
ATLANTA - With Atlanta's pitching staff much more of an issue right now than third base, the Braves made a move they had to, but didn't necessarily want to, make Saturday by sending down rookie Andy Marte.

Ramirez to start tonight
ATLANTA - Horacio Ramirez's injured left leg passed its final test Sunday, and the Braves' left-hander said he'll make his scheduled start today at Florida.

Marte demoted to bolster pitching

Ramirez to start tonight

Jones' home run rescues Atlanta

Smoltz sizzles; Atlanta sweeps
ATLANTA - IT'S AN AMAZING quandary for a team that's won nine of its past 12 games. A perplexing question in the midst of the Atlanta Braves' most prolific run of the still-young year.

Jones' home run rescues Atlanta
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones didn't hem, didn't haw, didn't sidestep the question for a split-second.

Defer taxes to avoid paying on money not needed
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ask the Experts gives readers a chance to have financial questions answered by local financial professionals. Readers with questions and financial professionals willing to give advice can contact Business Editor Damon Cline at damon.cline@augustachronicle.com.

Business briefs
Pricey oil certainly is exacting a toll on consumer finances, but it's also affecting the nation's companies, according to a survey of corporate finance chiefs.

On the move
- Jackie Rhodes White has joined Sherman and Hemstreet LLC as a residential associate. She earned a degree in education from Augusta State University and has been a licensed real estate agent since 1994, assisting with residential marketing and property management services. Ms. White is a member of the Greater Augusta, Georgia and National associations of Realtors.

Business licenses from Richmond County
The following is a list of business licenses from Richmond County in April:

Defer taxes to avoid paying on money not needed

Are young workers spoiled or simply demanding a new kind of work life?

Everthere settles into new offices
EDITOR'S NOTE: Building a Business is a yearlong series in which The Augusta Chronicle follows the progress of a local startup company, Everthere Carriers LLC, as it tries to take its fledgling product to a national market. The following is the sixth article in the monthly series.

At 10 years old, has Web auction pioneer lost its allure?

Everthere settles into new offices
EDITOR'S NOTE: Building a Business is a yearlong series in which The Augusta Chronicle follows the progress of a local startup company, Everthere Carriers LLC, as it tries to take its fledgling product to a national market. The following is the sixth article in the monthly series.

Business calendar

On the move
- Jackie Rhodes White has joined Sherman and Hemstreet LLC as a residential associate. She earned a degree in education from Augusta State University and has been a licensed real estate agent since 1994, assisting with residential marketing and property management services. Ms. White is a member of the Greater Augusta, Georgia and National associations of Realtors.

Negotiating lease can be challenging

Business licenses from Richmond County
The following is a list of business licenses from Richmond County in April:

Everthere settles into new offices

Negotiating lease can be challenging
When it comes time to lease an office, take it slowly, because it might not be quite what you're expecting.

On the move

Business calendar
Wednesday: University of South Carolina Aiken Small Business Development Center workshop on opening and running a small business, 9 a.m.; Penland Administration Building, Room 106; $20, includes a resource guide and other handouts; registration required, contact sbdc@usca.edu or call (803) 641-3646.

At 10 years old, has Web auction pioneer lost its allure?
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Jewelry dealer Michael Jansma used to be one of eBay Inc.'s biggest cheerleaders.\r\n

Business calendar
Wednesday: University of South Carolina Aiken Small Business Development Center workshop on opening and running a small business, 9 a.m.; Penland Administration Building, Room 106; $20, includes a resource guide and other handouts; registration required, contact sbdc@usca.edu or call (803) 641-3646.

Are young workers spoiled or simply demanding a new kind of work life?
CHICAGO - Evan Wayne thought he was prepared for anything during a recent interview for a job in radio sales.

Negotiating lease can be challenging
When it comes time to lease an office, take it slowly, because it might not be quite what you're expecting.

Are young workers spoiled or simply demanding a new kind of work life?
CHICAGO - Evan Wayne thought he was prepared for anything during a recent interview for a job in radio sales.

Defer taxes to avoid paying on money not needed
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ask the Experts gives readers a chance to have financial questions answered by local financial professionals. Readers with questions and financial professionals willing to give advice can contact Business Editor Damon Cline at damon.cline@augustachronicle.com.

At 10 years old, has Web auction pioneer lost its allure?
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Jewelry dealer Michael Jansma used to be one of eBay Inc.'s biggest cheerleaders.

Business licenses from Richmond County

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on June 26, 2005.

Election of Mays leaves questions

Election of Mays leaves questions
Questions on everybody's lips last week after the surprise (to a few) election of Willie Mays as interim mayor and the resounding defeat of the arena and judicial center bond issues were, "What was Commissioner Andy Cheek promised for changing his mind at the last minute and voting for Mr. Mays instead of James Kendrick? Was it the mayor pro tem title when commissioners meet July 5? Or the fire chief's job for interim chief and Emergency Management Agency Director Howard Willis? Will Mr. Mays appoint former Fire Chief Ronnie Few as EMA director if Mr. Willis becomes chief? Will commissioners be able to come up with a tax package that won't turn voters off?"

Election of Mays leaves questions
Questions on everybody's lips last week after the surprise (to a few) election of Willie Mays as interim mayor and the resounding defeat of the arena and judicial center bond issues were, "What was Commissioner Andy Cheek promised for changing his mind at the last minute and voting for Mr. Mays instead of James Kendrick? Was it the mayor pro tem title when commissioners meet July 5? Or the fire chief's job for interim chief and Emergency Management Agency Director Howard Willis? Will Mr. Mays appoint former Fire Chief Ronnie Few as EMA director if Mr. Willis becomes chief? Will commissioners be able to come up with a tax package that won't turn voters off?"

No tears for sex criminals
According to some experts, the public is coming down too hard on rapists, child molesters and the like after they're released from prison. Laws that publicize their names. restrict where they can live, track their whereabouts, and regulate who they can socialize with are creating stress which could cause sex offenders to commit more sex crimes.

Fun in Hawaii
Only in government can you be failing at your job and send yourself on an all-expense paid trip to Hawaii. Try that in the private sector and you'd be fired.

Better SRS future?

Better SRS future?
The Savannah River Site could be a huge beneficiary if Congress, as expected, passes an energy bill.

Saving the Savannah
The Savannah River at Risk Initiatives Campaign, organized by Augusta-based Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy, made some serious headway last week. It got the governors of Georgia and South Carolina to agree to work on ways for the two states to cooperate in managing and sharing the great water resource and to protect it from encroachment by thirsty, water-shortage communities like Atlanta.

Fun in Hawaii
Only in government can you be failing at your job and send yourself on an all-expense paid trip to Hawaii. Try that in the private sector and you'd be fired.

Fun in Hawaii

No tears for sex criminals
According to some experts, the public is coming down too hard on rapists, child molesters and the like after they're released from prison. Laws that publicize their names. restrict where they can live, track their whereabouts, and regulate who they can socialize with are creating stress which could cause sex offenders to commit more sex crimes.

No tears for sex criminals

Saving the Savannah

Better SRS future?
The Savannah River Site could be a huge beneficiary if Congress, as expected, passes an energy bill.

Saving the Savannah
The Savannah River at Risk Initiatives Campaign, organized by Augusta-based Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy, made some serious headway last week. It got the governors of Georgia and South Carolina to agree to work on ways for the two states to cooperate in managing and sharing the great water resource and to protect it from encroachment by thirsty, water-shortage communities like Atlanta.

At 25, 'Pac-Man' still has a slice of gaming pie
For a video game, Pac-Man is getting downright old. The ghost-wary hero with an insatiable appetite for dots turns 25 this month.

Michael Caine now plays father figures
LOS ANGELES - In "Alfie" mode nearly 40 years ago, Michael Caine played a man who avoided the prospect of fatherhood at any cost.

At 25, 'Pac-Man' still has a slice of gaming pie
For a video game, Pac-Man is getting downright old. The ghost-wary hero with an insatiable appetite for dots turns 25 this month.\r\n

Paul Winchell, voice of Tigger in 'Winnie the Pooh,' dies at 82
LOS ANGELES - Paul Winchell, a ventriloquist, inventor and children's TV show host best known for creating the lispy voice of Winnie the Pooh's animated friend Tigger, has died. He was 82.

Michael Caine now plays father figures
LOS ANGELES - In "Alfie" mode nearly 40 years ago, Michael Caine played a man who avoided the prospect of fatherhood at any cost.

Paul Winchell, voice of Tigger in 'Winnie the Pooh,' dies at 82
LOS ANGELES - Paul Winchell, a ventriloquist, inventor and children's TV show host best known for creating the lispy voice of Winnie the Pooh's animated friend Tigger, has died. He was 82.

Government benefits get stuck in tape

Summer jobs a chance for finance lessons
Drew Keairnes knows his high-paying summer construction job lasts only a precious few weeks before he resumes college life at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Supplemental life insurance not always the best choice

Government benefits get stuck in tape
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Al Nelson proudly served the United States as a soldier for 20 years.

Summer jobs a chance for finance lessons

Supplemental life insurance not always the best choice
Q. My company offers supplemental life insurance. Should I sign up for it or am I better off shopping for my own term-life policy?

Summer jobs a chance for finance lessons
Drew Keairnes knows his high-paying summer construction job lasts only a precious few weeks before he resumes college life at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Government benefits get stuck in tape
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Al Nelson proudly served the United States as a soldier for 20 years.

Supplemental life insurance not always the best choice
Q. My company offers supplemental life insurance. Should I sign up for it or am I better off shopping for my own term-life policy?

Baseball sees high, low times in Augusta
If not for minor league baseball in Augusta, Bill Johnson probably wouldn't have met Louise Robinson.

RiverDogs take bite out of GreenJackets
In Charleston, S.C., right-hander Eric Hacker pitched a complete game in Game 1 and catcher William Plaza doubled home two runs in Game 2 as the RiverDogs won swept a doubleheader over Augusta, 2-1 and 6-3 on Sunday.

Legacy remains for Mr. Baseball
For seven years, Bill Heaton poured everything he had into bringing minor league baseball back to Augusta - and all he got was this stinking T-shirt.

Legacy remains for Mr. Baseball
For seven years, Bill Heaton poured everything he had into bringing minor league baseball back to Augusta - and all he got was this stinking T-shirt.

Murray unearths a trove of baseball treasures
About 15 years ago, Milledge Murray began a search that evolved into a quest.

Murray unearths a trove of baseball treasures
About 15 years ago, Milledge Murray began a search that evolved into a quest.

Team has seen ups, downs since return in 1988
On the day in 1963 when The Augusta Chronicle reported that the Augusta Yankees ceased to exist, sports editor Paul Hemphill issued a warning in his column.

Baseball sees high, low times in Augusta
If not for minor league baseball in Augusta, Bill Johnson probably wouldn't have met Louise Robinson.

RiverDogs take bite out of GreenJackets
In Charleston, S.C., right-hander Eric Hacker pitched a complete game in Game 1 and catcher William Plaza doubled home two runs in Game 2 as the RiverDogs won swept a doubleheader over Augusta, 2-1 and 6-3 on Sunday.

Augusta Yankees died quietly after title
It's hard to believe many subscribers to The Augusta Chronicle even looked at the sports page on Nov. 23, 1963.

Team has seen ups, downs since return in 1988
On the day in 1963 when The Augusta Chronicle reported that the Augusta Yankees ceased to exist, sports editor Paul Hemphill issued a warning in his column.

Augusta Yankees died quietly after title
It's hard to believe many subscribers to The Augusta Chronicle even looked at the sports page on Nov. 23, 1963.

We're creatures of habit, even if the power is out

A birdie for Birdie Kim makes her Women's Open champion
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - She gave herself the nickname "Birdie" to distinguish herself from the other girls on the LPGA Tour. All it took was one shot - one spectacular birdie from the bunker - to make Birdie Kim a most unlikely U.S. Women's Open champion Sunday.

Harrington joins Furyk as co-leader in Barclays Classic

Harrington eagles 18th to win Barclays Classic
HARRISON, N.Y. - Padraig Harrington curled in a big-breaking 65-foot eagle putt on the final hole to beat Jim Furyk by a stroke in the Barclays Classic on Sunday at sun-baked Westchester Country Club.

Golf capsules
CONCORD, Mass. - Tom Purtzer is cruising right along again on the Champions Tour.

A birdie for Birdie Kim makes her Women's Open champion

Teens have date with history
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - Those who came to Cherry Hills wanting to witness history only had to adjust their view Saturday in the U.S. Women's Open.

Harrington joins Furyk as co-leader in Barclays Classic
HARRISON, N.Y. - Jim Furyk finally has some company at the top of the Barclays Classic leaderboard.

Harrington eagles 18th to win Barclays Classic
HARRISON, N.Y. - Padraig Harrington curled in a big-breaking 65-foot eagle putt on the final hole to beat Jim Furyk by a stroke in the Barclays Classic on Sunday at sun-baked Westchester Country Club.

Harrington joins Furyk as co-leader in Barclays Classic
HARRISON, N.Y. - Jim Furyk finally has some company at the top of the Barclays Classic leaderboard.

Harrington eagles 18th to win Barclays Classic

Golf capsules
CONCORD, Mass. - Tom Purtzer is cruising right along again on the Champions Tour.

Golf capsules

Teens have date with history
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - Those who came to Cherry Hills wanting to witness history only had to adjust their view Saturday in the U.S. Women's Open.

Teens have date with history

Golf roundup
CHAMPIONS TOUR: In Concord, Mass., Mark McNulty made birdie on the second extra hole to win a three-way playoff in the Bank of America Championship - the record fourth consecutive tour event that went to a playoff.

A birdie for Birdie Kim makes her Women's Open champion
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - She gave herself the nickname "Birdie" to distinguish herself from the other girls on the LPGA Tour. All it took was one shot - one spectacular birdie from the bunker - to make Birdie Kim a most unlikely U.S. Women's Open champion Sunday.\r\n

Augusta Yankees died quietly after title

Baseball sees high, low times in Augusta

Team has seen ups, downs since return in 1988

Murray unearths a trove of baseball treasures

Legacy remains for Mr. Baseball

RiverDogs take bite out of GreenJackets

Comets leave foes in the dust

Would you like to sponsor my race?
In a little more than a week, I will kick off a summer vacation by running in Atlanta's celebrated Peachtree Road Race.

Would you like to sponsor my race?
In a little more than a week, I will kick off a summer vacation by running in Atlanta's celebrated Peachtree Road Race.

Soldier threatens overpass jump
THOMSON, Ga. -- A 31-year-old Oklahoma soldier, distraught over orders to Iraq and a restraining order keeping him from seeing his children, threatened to jump off an interstate overpass in McDuffie County this morning.

Ripken group to buy Augusta GreenJackets
A business group headed by former baseball all-star Cal Ripken Jr. is going to purchase the Augusta GreenJackets minor league baseball team.

Put code officers on real issues
... Recently I paid a fine of $435 and was ordered to do 30 hours of community service, because Augusta's code enforcement office cited me for a boat. The boat is in my back yard. One officer told the judge that I dumped it on Gravel Pit Road. I was about to be incarcerated for 60 days.Mattie Mitchell, Augusta

Put code officers on real issues

U.S. presence in Iraq is positive
In answer to the recent anti-war letters, it might be helpful to consider the Iraq war in terms of building world capital to elevate nations from poverty.Nancy Albert, Grovetown

Put code officers on real issues
... Recently I paid a fine of $435 and was ordered to do 30 hours of community service, because Augusta's code enforcement office cited me for a boat. The boat is in my back yard. One officer told the judge that I dumped it on Gravel Pit Road. I was about to be incarcerated for 60 days.Mattie Mitchell, Augusta

Death-toll comparison is shameful
In Ken Manfredi's June 15 letter to the editor, ("Put death toll in right perspective"), he callously compares deaths in car accidents to deaths caused by a war based on lies. He should be ashamed of himself.Angela Novotny, North Augusta, S.C.

U.S. presence in Iraq is positive
In answer to the recent anti-war letters, it might be helpful to consider the Iraq war in terms of building world capital to elevate nations from poverty.Nancy Albert, Grovetown

U.S. presence in Iraq is positive

'Stepmom' is merely scratching the surface

Players find relaxation, laughter in laying down tiles

Techbits: Iranian censorship, Biometric laptop and more

Review: EA earns street cred with "NBA Street V3"

Classic features for a home in golf community

Civil War hospital museum was birthplace of modern care

Strict rules govern formal place settings

Denver: From 16th Street, you can discover the city

Easy hikes, good advice are plentiful in Denver area

Home prices going up? Think refurbishing

Smarter search engines still get stumped by trivia

Home prices going up? Think refurbishing
In the last three years, the homes in our neck of the woods have more than doubled in price. Some subdivisions are holding lotteries where 400 people or more are in line for 20 to 30 home releases.

Players find relaxation, laughter in laying down tiles
Before the clock reads 9:30 a.m., and just as coffee and orange juice are being served, the contents of a tin container rattle free onto a table inside Henry H. Brigham Senior Center in south Augusta.

Review: EA earns street cred with "NBA Street V3"
Find yourself dozing off during this year's defense-oriented National Basketball Association finals? Consider taking a shot at "NBA Street V3" from Electronic Arts.

Strict rules govern formal place settings
Dear Carson: I'm having a formal dinner party and I'm wondering about place settings. I need to know how to place all the forks, spoons, knives, and cups in place. Thanks. - Toast Host

'Stepmom' is merely scratching the surface
I know this is difficult for you," I said to the figure sitting sullenly in the corner of the room. "And I have no intentions of trying to take the place of your real mommy. But I do hope that one day we can be friends."

'Stepmom' is merely scratching the surface
I know this is difficult for you," I said to the figure sitting sullenly in the corner of the room. "And I have no intentions of trying to take the place of your real mommy. But I do hope that one day we can be friends."

Easy hikes, good advice are plentiful in Denver area
DENVER - Visitors who want an easy ramble on a gentle path or a lungful of thin air on a high-country trail can find what they're looking for on dozens of hikes within an hour or two of downtown Denver.

Smarter search engines still get stumped by trivia
SAN FRANCISCO - Even as they become more savvy, the Internet's leading search engines still sometimes bog down in befuddlement when a specific kernel of knowledge is sought.

Living briefs
Seagram's Cooler Escapes is holding a makeover contest to celebrate its new look and new flavors.

Classic features for a home in golf community
Moving day finally came in January for Debbie and C.D. "Danny" Bourne. They had spent two years collecting and storing furniture, rugs and accessories before their house behind the golf course in Jones Creek was ready.

Strict rules govern formal place settings
Dear Carson: I'm having a formal dinner party and I'm wondering about place settings. I need to know how to place all the forks, spoons, knives, and cups in place. Thanks. - Toast Host

Classic features for a home in golf community
Moving day finally came in January for Debbie and C.D. "Danny" Bourne. They had spent two years collecting and storing furniture, rugs and accessories before their house behind the golf course in Jones Creek was ready.

Civil War hospital museum was birthplace of modern care
SHARPSBURG, Md. - Visitors to the Antietam National Battlefield often come knowing about the deaths. Starting this spring, they can learn how lives were saved by modern medical concepts pioneered at the Civil War site.

Easy hikes, good advice are plentiful in Denver area
DENVER - Visitors who want an easy ramble on a gentle path or a lungful of thin air on a high-country trail can find what they're looking for on dozens of hikes within an hour or two of downtown Denver.

Denver: From 16th Street, you can discover the city
DENVER - Visiting a city for the first time can be confusing. Must-see attractions may be in far-flung neighborhoods, and it's not always easy to figure out local mass transit, arrange for taxis or navigate unfamiliar streets in a rental car.

Techbits: Iranian censorship, Biometric laptop and more
NEW YORK - The Iranian government has tightened its control over the Internet, increasingly blocking content in its national language of Farsi and restricting what citizens can publish through Web journals, Western researchers say.

Players find relaxation, laughter in laying down tiles
Before the clock reads 9:30 a.m., and just as coffee and orange juice are being served, the contents of a tin container rattle free onto a table inside Henry H. Brigham Senior Center in south Augusta.

Smarter search engines still get stumped by trivia
SAN FRANCISCO - Even as they become more savvy, the Internet's leading search engines still sometimes bog down in befuddlement when a specific kernel of knowledge is sought.

Civil War hospital museum was birthplace of modern care
SHARPSBURG, Md. - Visitors to the Antietam National Battlefield often come knowing about the deaths. Starting this spring, they can learn how lives were saved by modern medical concepts pioneered at the Civil War site.

Techbits: Iranian censorship, Biometric laptop and more
NEW YORK - The Iranian government has tightened its control over the Internet, increasingly blocking content in its national language of Farsi and restricting what citizens can publish through Web journals, Western researchers say.

Home prices going up? Think refurbishing
In the last three years, the homes in our neck of the woods have more than doubled in price. Some subdivisions are holding lotteries where 400 people or more are in line for 20 to 30 home releases.

Denver: From 16th Street, you can discover the city
DENVER - Visiting a city for the first time can be confusing. Must-see attractions may be in far-flung neighborhoods, and it's not always easy to figure out local mass transit, arrange for taxis or navigate unfamiliar streets in a rental car.

Review: EA earns street cred with "NBA Street V3"
Find yourself dozing off during this year's defense-oriented National Basketball Association finals? Consider taking a shot at "NBA Street V3" from Electronic Arts.\r\n

Family, friends remember former UGA cheerleader, killed in Iraq
ELLIJAY, Ga. - Noah Harris' personal mantras were "Drive on!" and "I do what I can" - mottoes that echoed again as friends and family remembered the former University of Georgia cheerleading captain who was killed this month in Iraq.

New state Supreme Court justice could change balance
ATLANTA -- A new face on the Georgia Supreme Court could change the outcome of some controversial cases and give the Republicans a long-lasting victory.

Rants and raves
Comments from our readers:

Spam slam, smoking ban begin Friday
ATLANTA - Many Georgians are giving positive reviews to a slate of new laws taking effect Friday, including stiff penalties for sending junk e-mails, tighter mobile phone privacy rules and a ban on panhandling in public buses and railcars.

Across South Carolina

Five questions with Chris Lundy

YMCA program helps people keep up with exercise routine
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - When Kelley Belkeir joined a gym a year ago, she went once and never returned.

Five questions with Chris Lundy
Mr. Lundy, of Union Point, Ga., was buying fireworks with his 2-year-old son, Caleb, for July Fourth at Wacky Wayne's over the weekend.

Rants and raves
Comments from our readers:

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Anne Marie Gribanow of Warrenton.

Homefront: Principal spells out phonics' success
Truett Abbott blames educators for the poor academic performance of minority pupils in Georgia.

Across Georgia
GAINESVILLE - Authorities are searching for a man they say was involved in the death of a 4-year-old Hall County girl whose body was found Sunday morning.

Pride, politics mix again
ATLANTA -- Pride and politics mixed beneath a constant misting rain Sunday, as the largest gay pride gathering in the Southeast took to the streets.

YMCA program helps people keep up with exercise routine
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - When Kelley Belkeir joined a gym a year ago, she went once and never returned.

Group questions removal of drugs

New Miss Georiga crowned
Miss Lake Lanier, Monica Pang, waves to the audience after being crowned Miss Georgia 2005 at the Bill Heard Theatre at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Ga.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Anne Marie Gribanow of Warrenton.

Lack of law in Palmetto State confuses breast-feeding issue
CHARLESTON - When Lori Rueger's 2-month-old daughter got fussy at a Mount Pleasant shop, she wanted to step into a dressing room to nurse her. But a store clerk thought a restroom at a nearby store might be a better place for feeding - a suggestion Ms. Rueger found disgusting.

Bones' burial won't put mystery to rest

Alumnus prepares to assume command at The Citadel
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The new president of The Citadel inherits a college struggling to maintain its traditions while adjusting to a changing society, college officials and alumni say. As an alumnus, Lt. Gen. John Rosa Jr. might have the right background to do just that.

Fort Gordon might gain bus services
It's been six years since Fort Gordon soldiers could hop a bus to go shopping at the Augusta Exchange or to see a doctor at one of the area's hospitals, but city bus service could be making a U-turn back to the base.

Security increases at library
Less than two weeks after a man acquitted of starting a fire that caused about $17 million in damage at the UGA Main Library was charged with trespassing in another university library, officials are trying to balance the need for security with the desire for public access.

Across Georgia

Family, friends remember former UGA cheerleader, killed in Iraq
ELLIJAY, Ga. - Noah Harris' personal mantras were "Drive on!" and "I do what I can" - mottoes that echoed again as friends and family remembered the former University of Georgia cheerleading captain who was killed this month in Iraq.

Across the area
Beginning Tuesday afternoon, traffic on Furys Ferry Road will shift onto the newly finished section between Boller and Blackstone Camp roads, a news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation states.

Across the Southeast
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. - Beaches reopened Sunday with extra lifeguards along a stretch of the Florida Panhandle coast where a shark killed a 14-year-old girl, as coastal residents reported seeing at least one shark hunting fish near the shore.

A blessed new life

New state Supreme Court justice could change balance
ATLANTA -- A new face on the Georgia Supreme Court could change the outcome of some controversial cases and give the Republicans a long-lasting victory.

Fort Benning sergeant killed in Iraq is buried
SUMTER, S.C. - A soldier who hunted and fished in the woods and waters near Sumter was laid to rest Saturday after being killed in Iraq when an explosive detonated near his vehicle in a convoy.

Across Georgia

New state Supreme Court justice could change balance

Augusta man wants to help water issues run smoothly

Students attend summer school to get ahead
Jade Hawk scoffed at the idea of using valuable class time to take a computer course. Instead, the rising senior at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School opted to take the computer class in summer school and free up his schedule for more interesting academic pursuits.

New Miss Georiga crowned

Across the Southeast

Spam slam, smoking ban begin Friday

Tough jobs are ahead for mayor
Augusta's newly appointed interim mayor, Willie Mays, seems to be the only person in Augusta who doesn't think he's going to run to fill Bob Young's unexpired term in a few months.

14 tracts left in Laney stadium buy

Five questions with Chris Lundy
Mr. Lundy, of Union Point, Ga., was buying fireworks with his 2-year-old son, Caleb, for July Fourth at Wacky Wayne's over the weekend.

Alumnus prepares to assume command at The Citadel

Rants and raves
Comments from our readers:

Across the Southeast
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. - A jury awarded $10 million to the family of an electrician and his stepson, who died more than five years ago when a Coleman heater filled their camping tent with carbon monoxide.

Homefront: Principal spells out phonics' success
Truett Abbott blames educators for the poor academic performance of minority pupils in Georgia.

Lack of law in Palmetto State confuses breast-feeding issue

Ex-coroner is accused of running prostitution ring
FLORENCE, S.C. -- A former Marlboro County coroner and six other men and five women have been charged with running a prostitution ring at a motel on the outskirts of Bennettsville, police said.

Homefront: Principal spells out phonics' success

Concerns mount in Midville

The week ahead

News you can use

YMCA program helps people keep up with exercise routine

A blessed new life
Victoria Okafor (far left) watches as her husband, Isaac, takes a hat off of their son Kosy, 1, before Kosy is baptized by the Rev. J. Andrew Menger (right) and the Rev. Canon Lewis P. Bohler Jr.

Kid of the Day

News you can use
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Across the Southeast

Poultry farmers face controversy

A blessed new life
Victoria Okafor (far left) watches as her husband, Isaac, takes a hat off of their son Kosy, 1, before Kosy is baptized by the Rev. J. Andrew Menger (right) and the Rev. Canon Lewis P. Bohler Jr.

Augusta man wants to help water issues run smoothly
Braye Boardman sees himself as a peacekeeper of sorts in a war that hasn't yet been declared.

Fort Gordon might gain bus services
It's been six years since Fort Gordon soldiers could hop a bus to go shopping at the Augusta Exchange or to see a doctor at one of the area's hospitals, but city bus service could be making a U-turn back to the base.

Across the Southeast
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. - Beaches reopened Sunday with extra lifeguards along a stretch of the Florida Panhandle coast where a shark killed a 14-year-old girl, as coastal residents reported seeing at least one shark hunting fish near the shore.

Doctor finds new green tea benefits

Poultry farmers face controversy
Aiken County poultry farmer Paige Kirkland has been raising chickens for three years and says he's never had trouble getting permits for the four chicken houses where he keeps about 88,000 birds.

Bones' burial won't put mystery to rest
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Draped with a Polish flag and a rosary, the sealed wooden box contains a set of bones and a mystery nearly as old as the United States itself.

Security increases at library
Less than two weeks after a man acquitted of starting a fire that caused about $17 million in damage at the UGA Main Library was charged with trespassing in another university library, officials are trying to balance the need for security with the desire for public access.

Across the area
Beginning Tuesday afternoon, traffic on Furys Ferry Road will shift onto the newly finished section between Boller and Blackstone Camp roads, a news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation states.

Security increases at library

News you can use
Today's events and activities include:

Doctor finds new green tea benefits
To the touted anti-cancer benefits of drinking green tea, Stephen Hsu wants to add another: It might keep your body from turning against itself. And that could become more important as some medications are pulled off the market or required to carry warnings about heart disease.

Poultry farmers face controversy
Aiken County poultry farmer Paige Kirkland has been raising chickens for three years and says he's never had trouble getting permits for the four chicken houses where he keeps about 88,000 birds.

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

Group questions removal of drugs
Even as the Food and Drug Administration pushes stronger warning labels on many pain medications, the Arthritis Foundation says it is not sold on the data.

Across Georgia
GAINESVILLE - Authorities are searching for a man they say was involved in the death of a 4-year-old Hall County girl whose body was found Sunday morning.

Hearing date is set in Augusta
A Dacula dentist, accused of murder in the deaths of his wife and of an estranged girlfriend from his dental school days in Augusta, is scheduled for a hearing in Richmond County Superior Court next month.

Across the area
Police are investigating a robbery at the Racetrac Petroleum Inc. gas station on Peach Orchard Road.

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Bars must make space for big booze bottles
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Like many bars and restaurants throughout South Carolina, TBonz on Market Street is trying to determine how to keep its historic feel while making room for the big liquor bottles that become legal in the state next year.

Tough jobs are ahead for mayor
Augusta's newly appointed interim mayor, Willie Mays, seems to be the only person in Augusta who doesn't think he's going to run to fill Bob Young's unexpired term in a few months.

Concerns mount in Midville
MIDVILLE, Ga. - There's trouble in Midville. City records are missing. A petition against the police department has been forwarded to state law enforcement. And the police chief recently resigned after failing a drug test, according to several sources familiar with the situation.

Ex-coroner is accused of running prostitution ring

Hearing date is set in Augusta
A Dacula dentist, accused of murder in the deaths of his wife and of an estranged girlfriend from his dental school days in Augusta, is scheduled for a hearing in Richmond County Superior Court next month.

Pride, politics mix again

The week ahead
Independence Day is still a week away, but that doesn't mean people aren't already getting in the holiday spirit. Days ago, I drove past a house in Aiken with patriotic banners draped across its fence. And there are tons of red, white and blue items in nearly every store.

Students attend summer school to get ahead
Jade Hawk scoffed at the idea of using valuable class time to take a computer course. Instead, the rising senior at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School opted to take the computer class in summer school and free up his schedule for more interesting academic pursuits.

Students attend summer school to get ahead

Doctor finds new green tea benefits
To the touted anti-cancer benefits of drinking green tea, Stephen Hsu wants to add another: It might keep your body from turning against itself. And that could become more important as some medications are pulled off the market or required to carry warnings about heart disease.

Across South Carolina
BEAUFORT - A state lawmaker is forming a group that would advocate widening a stretch of U.S. Highway 17 where at least three accidents, including one that killed four people, occurred in three days.

Concerns mount in Midville
MIDVILLE, Ga. - There's trouble in Midville. City records are missing. A petition against the police department has been forwarded to state law enforcement. And the police chief recently resigned after failing a drug test, according to several sources familiar with the situation.

Spam slam, smoking ban begin Friday
ATLANTA - Many Georgians are giving positive reviews to a slate of new laws taking effect Friday, including stiff penalties for sending junk e-mails, tighter mobile phone privacy rules and a ban on panhandling in public buses and railcars.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Alexa Gabrielle Youmans of Aiken.

Augusta man wants to help water issues run smoothly
Braye Boardman sees himself as a peacekeeper of sorts in a war that hasn't yet been declared.

Across the Southeast
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. - A jury awarded $10 million to the family of an electrician and his stepson, who died more than five years ago when a Coleman heater filled their camping tent with carbon monoxide.

14 tracts left in Laney stadium buy
Only a handful of properties stand between the Richmond County school system and its plans to build a new stadium for Lucy C. Laney High School.

Across South Carolina
INMAN - Authorities say that a 60-year-old man found dead in his home had been shot three times and that they are now talking to anyone who saw Kenneth Wayne Bristol immediately before his death.

Pride, politics mix again
ATLANTA -- Pride and politics mixed beneath a constant misting rain Sunday, as the largest gay pride gathering in the Southeast took to the streets.

Across Georgia
BRUNSWICK - Drugs, weapons - and Bambi? Police discovered a small deer in a spare room this week in the same house where authorities seized cocaine, prescription painkillers and four firearms.

Hearing date is set in Augusta

Bones' burial won't put mystery to rest
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Draped with a Polish flag and a rosary, the sealed wooden box contains a set of bones and a mystery nearly as old as the United States itself.

Tough jobs are ahead for mayor

14 tracts left in Laney stadium buy
Only a handful of properties stand between the Richmond County school system and its plans to build a new stadium for Lucy C. Laney High School.

Kid of the Day

Ex-coroner is accused of running prostitution ring
FLORENCE, S.C. -- A former Marlboro County coroner and six other men and five women have been charged with running a prostitution ring at a motel on the outskirts of Bennettsville, police said.

Across the area

Group questions removal of drugs
Even as the Food and Drug Administration pushes stronger warning labels on many pain medications, the Arthritis Foundation says it is not sold on the data.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Alexa Gabrielle Youmans of Aiken.

Across South Carolina
INMAN - Authorities say that a 60-year-old man found dead in his home had been shot three times and that they are now talking to anyone who saw Kenneth Wayne Bristol immediately before his death.

Across Georgia
BRUNSWICK - Drugs, weapons - and Bambi? Police discovered a small deer in a spare room this week in the same house where authorities seized cocaine, prescription painkillers and four firearms.

New Miss Georiga crowned
Miss Lake Lanier, Monica Pang, waves to the audience after being crowned Miss Georgia 2005 at the Bill Heard Theatre at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Ga.

Family, friends remember former UGA cheerleader, killed in Iraq

Lack of law in Palmetto State confuses breast-feeding issue
CHARLESTON - When Lori Rueger's 2-month-old daughter got fussy at a Mount Pleasant shop, she wanted to step into a dressing room to nurse her. But a store clerk thought a restroom at a nearby store might be a better place for feeding - a suggestion Ms. Rueger found disgusting.

Fort Gordon might gain bus services

Alumnus prepares to assume command at The Citadel
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The new president of The Citadel inherits a college struggling to maintain its traditions while adjusting to a changing society, college officials and alumni say. As an alumnus, Lt. Gen. John Rosa Jr. might have the right background to do just that.

The week ahead
Independence Day is still a week away, but that doesn't mean people aren't already getting in the holiday spirit. Days ago, I drove past a house in Aiken with patriotic banners draped across its fence. And there are tons of red, white and blue items in nearly every store.

Bailey puts his faith all-in at the poker table
Glen Bailey still wrestles with the perceived discrepancy of two great forces in his life.

Bailey puts his faith all-in at the poker table
Glen Bailey still wrestles with the perceived discrepancy of two great forces in his life.

We're creatures of habit, even if the power is out
Old habits die hard. I was reminded of this as I was having my first cup of coffee on a recent Sunday morning. Suddenly, I heard a Tyrannosaurus rex growl in our backyard.

We're creatures of habit, even if the power is out
Old habits die hard. I was reminded of this as I was having my first cup of coffee on a recent Sunday morning. Suddenly, I heard a Tyrannosaurus rex growl in our backyard.

'Batman Begins' wins weekend as box-office slide lingers on
LOS ANGELES - "Batman Begins" took in $26.8 million to remain the top movie for the second straight weekend, but it could not keep Hollywood from sinking to its longest modern box-office slump.

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

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

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

'Batman Begins' wins weekend as box-office slide lingers on

'Batman Begins' wins weekend as box-office slide lingers on
LOS ANGELES - "Batman Begins" took in $26.8 million to remain the top movie for the second straight weekend, but it could not keep Hollywood from sinking to its longest modern box-office slump.

Fantasia talks about fashion on the road
NEW YORK - Even before she became a single-named, platinum-selling diva, Fantasia had a stylist.

Fantasia talks about fashion on the road

Questions for rocker Billy Corgan
NEW YORK - All things being perfect, Billy Corgan would never have released a solo album.

Questions for rocker Billy Corgan
NEW YORK - All things being perfect, Billy Corgan would never have released a solo album.

Fantasia talks about fashion on the road
NEW YORK - Even before she became a single-named, platinum-selling diva, Fantasia had a stylist.\r\n

Questions for rocker Billy Corgan

Dixon continues to have problems

Dixon continues to have problems
RICHMOND, Va. - Danica Patrick got another phone call from Bernie Ecclestone, and she remains puzzled by this series of exchanges after the Formula One boss likened women to "domestic appliances."

Stewart wins another road race

NASCAR notebook
SONOMA, Calif. - Transmission woes took a heavy toll Sunday in the Dodge/Save Mart 350, costing Jimmie Johnson the points lead and forcing teammate Jeff Gordon to raise questions about a run for the championship.

Jeff Gordon feels at home in Sonoma
SONOMA, Calif. - Everything was going so smoothly for Jeff Gordon.

Stewart wins another road race
SONOMA, Calif. - Tony Stewart found his way back to Victory Lane - and he did it with one hand.

Dixon continues to have problems
RICHMOND, Va. - Danica Patrick got another phone call from Bernie Ecclestone, and she remains puzzled by this series of exchanges after the Formula One boss likened women to "domestic appliances."

Win gives Tracy series lead
CLEVELAND - Paul Tracy's face was even redder than last year. There wasn't smoke coming out his ears, though.

Track's record could be trouble
CLEVELAND - For the second consecutive year, Paul Tracy will start from the pole in the Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland. In this race, though, the inside of Row 1 isn't always the place to be.

Stewart wins another road race
SONOMA, Calif. - Tony Stewart found his way back to Victory Lane - and he did it with one hand.\r\n

Track's record could be trouble
CLEVELAND - For the second consecutive year, Paul Tracy will start from the pole in the Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland. In this race, though, the inside of Row 1 isn't always the place to be.

NASCAR notebook
SONOMA, Calif. - Transmission woes took a heavy toll Sunday in the Dodge/Save Mart 350, costing Jimmie Johnson the points lead and forcing teammate Jeff Gordon to raise questions about a run for the championship.

Track's record could be trouble

NASCAR notebook

Win gives Tracy series lead

Jeff Gordon feels at home in Sonoma

Win gives Tracy series lead
CLEVELAND - Paul Tracy's face was even redder than last year. There wasn't smoke coming out his ears, though.

Jeff Gordon feels at home in Sonoma
SONOMA, Calif. - Everything was going so smoothly for Jeff Gordon.

Tidbits, teasers for the NBA draft

Basketball serious business for Bogut

Bobcats pick up option year on Okafor's contract
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Bobcats have picked up the option on Emeka Okafor's contract, keeping the reigning rookie of the year in Charlotte through at least the 2007-08 season.

2005 NBA Draft Order

Basketball serious business for Bogut
SALT LAKE CITY - Andrew Bogut does just about everything with a straight face. Dunks, rebounds, assists, awards - nothing seems to trigger much emotion.

2005 NBA Draft Order
At New York

2005 NBA Draft Order
At New York

Bobcats pick up option year on Okafor's contract
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Bobcats have picked up the option on Emeka Okafor's contract, keeping the reigning rookie of the year in Charlotte through at least the 2007-08 season.

Bobcats pick up option year on Okafor's contract

Basketball serious business for Bogut
SALT LAKE CITY - Andrew Bogut does just about everything with a straight face. Dunks, rebounds, assists, awards - nothing seems to trigger much emotion.

Tidbits, teasers for the NBA draft
Did you know?

Tidbits, teasers for the NBA draft
Did you know?

Lane gets credit for time served

Panthers sign sixth-round draft pick

Mrs. Emily Waters    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. John Cawthon, Jr.    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Beasley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Stephens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter C. Haskins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Trussell    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Stephanie Ellen Siler    (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Waltower    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald W. Barnes    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Mark Beasley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Deborah Elmore    (MARIONVILLE, MO)

Mrs. Kathryn Boardman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon E. Kelley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. William Currier    (GILBERT, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor P. Story    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Kathryn Boardman
Kathryn Sibley Boardman, of Berckmans Road, died Sunday afternoon at University Hospital.

Mrs. Eleanor P. Story    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. S. Rendell Forehand    (HILTONIA, Ga.)

Carol Ann Boothe Dubois    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn Boardman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Beck, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cushman    (LOS ANGELES, CA.)

Mr. Frank Cushman    (LOS ANGELES, CA.)

Mr. William Currier    (GILBERT, S.C.)

Mrs. Dora S. Gladin    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Charles L. Henshaw    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles L. Henshaw    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Pamela Lefft    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William H. Smith    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard McKeller, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carol Dubois    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Stephanie Ellen Siler    (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Guy R. Holley    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Cushman    (LOS ANGELES, CA.)

Mr. Vernon E. Kelley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Ms. Pamela Lefft    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Emily Waters    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. James Marlin Lowery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Cawthon, Jr.    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Mitchell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Cushman    (LOS ANGELES, CA.)

Mr. Allen K. Mosley    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mr. Mark Beasley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. S. Rendell Forehand    (HILTONIA, Ga.)

Carol Ann Boothe Dubois    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen K. Mosley    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mr. William Currier    (GILBERT, S.C.)

Ms. Gladys Mitchell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Carl S. Deer    (JESUP, Ga.)

Stephanie Ellen Siler    (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Mr. William Gauthier    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Stephens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Chaquise Natae Gregory    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. James Marlin Lowery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth C. Helms    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Waltower    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Guy R. Holley    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Pamela Lefft    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Lee Cape    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Guy R. Holley    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Bill Martin    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mr. Guy R. Holley    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Virginia McKinzey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Dubois    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Mitchell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Mark Beasley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Newsome    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lee Cape    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Smith    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Martin    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mrs. Thomas Waltower    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Virginia McKinzey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon E. Kelley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Mitchell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Charles L. Henshaw    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Vernon E. Kelley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth C. Helms    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Ms. Pamela Lefft    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William H. Smith    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard McKeller, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Kathryn Boardman
Kathryn Sibley Boardman, of Berckmans Road, died Sunday afternoon at University Hospital.

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

Mr. James G. Beck, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Newsome    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Walter C. Haskins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Stephanie Ellen Siler    (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Mrs. Dora S. Gladin    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Smith    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William Gauthier    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Thomas Waltower    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Deborah Elmore    (MARIONVILLE, MO)

Mr. Ronald W. Barnes    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Carl S. Deer    (JESUP, Ga.)

Mr. William Currier    (GILBERT, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Trussell    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cushman (LOS ANGELES, CA.)

Mrs. Carol Dubois (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Smith (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor P. Story (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Beasley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Stephanie Ellen Siler (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Guy R. Holley (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. S. Rendell Forehand (HILTONIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Deborah Elmore (MARIONVILLE, MO)

Stephanie Ellen Siler (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Ms. Gladys Mitchell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William H. Smith (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lee Cape (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen K. Mosley (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth C. Helms (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Kathryn Boardman

Mrs. Emily Waters (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cushman (LOS ANGELES, CA.)

Ms. Virginia McKinzey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Stephens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Currier (GILBERT, S.C.)

Mr. John Cawthon, Jr. (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Bill Martin (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mrs. Dora S. Gladin (WADLEY, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Lefft (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Florence Newsome (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Walter C. Haskins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn Boardman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Waltower (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Mitchell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Trussell (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William Currier (GILBERT, S.C.)

Mr. Charles L. Henshaw (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Guy R. Holley (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Carl S. Deer (JESUP, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon E. Kelley (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon E. Kelley (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Beasley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard McKeller, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Marlin Lowery (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thomas Waltower (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Lefft (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald W. Barnes (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Carol Ann Boothe Dubois (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Beck, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Overtime

Friends join up at Petersburg

Williams plans to practice; Federer hungry for victory

Armstrong prepares for the last roundup

A brief look at Wimbledon on Saturday

Gatlin guns by rest of the field

Mayweather speeds to win

'What am I doing out here?!': Serena Williams upset in third round

Area sports announcements

Britain's last Wimbledon hope loses to former finalist in third round

Friends join up at Petersburg
Craig Jones loves to teach. Mark Rearden is a master at customer service. Together, the two local tennis pros hope a newly-formed partnership will pay off for both of them at Petersburg Racquet Club.

Area sports 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. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Britain's last Wimbledon hope loses to former finalist in third round
WIMBLEDON, England - Union Jack flags and Scottish tartan hats were scattered throughout the stands at Wimbledon on Saturday, and they were all for Andrew Murray.

A brief look at Wimbledon on Saturday
WIMBLEDON, England - A brief look at Wimbledon on Saturday:\r\n

Gatlin guns by rest of the field
CARSON, Calif. - The young burst through to victory, and one of the greatest sprinters of the past decade pulled up lame on an emotional afternoon at the U.S. track and field championships Saturday.

Armstrong prepares for the last roundup
PARIS - When Lance Armstrong climbs onto a bicycle next weekend in a French coastal village for the start of the Tour de France, it will be the beginning of the end of an era.

A brief look at Wimbledon on Saturday
WIMBLEDON, England - A brief look at Wimbledon on Saturday:

Gatlin guns by rest of the field
CARSON, Calif. - The young burst through to victory, and one of the greatest sprinters of the past decade pulled up lame on an emotional afternoon at the U.S. track and field championships Saturday.

Britain's last Wimbledon hope loses to former finalist in third round
WIMBLEDON, England - Union Jack flags and Scottish tartan hats were scattered throughout the stands at Wimbledon on Saturday, and they were all for Andrew Murray.

Williams plans to practice; Federer hungry for victory
WIMBLEDON, England - Between sniffles and tears after her earliest Grand Slam loss in more than six years, Serena Williams appeared to have a moment of clarity.

Friends join up at Petersburg
Craig Jones loves to teach. Mark Rearden is a master at customer service. Together, the two local tennis pros hope a newly-formed partnership will pay off for both of them at Petersburg Racquet Club.

Overtime
In Toyota City, Japan, Team USA compiled a four-day total of 40-under 824 on Friday to win its second consecutive Toyota World Junior Golf Cup.

Area sports 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. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Armstrong prepares for the last roundup
PARIS - When Lance Armstrong climbs onto a bicycle next weekend in a French coastal village for the start of the Tour de France, it will be the beginning of the end of an era.

Overtime
In Toyota City, Japan, Team USA compiled a four-day total of 40-under 824 on Friday to win its second consecutive Toyota World Junior Golf Cup.

'What am I doing out here?!': Serena Williams upset in third round
WIMBLEDON, England - Serena Williams steered a wild backhand wide to make a growing deficit even more daunting, looked up at the slate sky, and screamed at herself, "What am I doing out here?!"

'What am I doing out here?!': Serena Williams upset in third round
WIMBLEDON, England - Serena Williams steered a wild backhand wide to make a growing deficit even more daunting, looked up at the slate sky, and screamed at herself, "What am I doing out here?!"

Gatlin sweeps sprints; teens shine on final day of U.S. meet
CARSON, Calif. - Justin Gatlin cemented his status as America's fastest human Sunday by winning the 200 meters, becoming the first man in 20 years to sweep the sprints at the U.S. track and field championships.

Mayweather speeds to win
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Savagely beaten, his WBC title gone, his winning streak broken, Arturo Gatti had three words to say after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather speeds to win
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Savagely beaten, his WBC title gone, his winning streak broken, Arturo Gatti had three words to say after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Williams plans to practice; Federer hungry for victory
WIMBLEDON, England - Between sniffles and tears after her earliest Grand Slam loss in more than six years, Serena Williams appeared to have a moment of clarity.

Overtime
In Virginia Beach, Va., Lori Chalupny and Christie Welsh scored first-half goals and the United States women's soccer team beat Canada, 2-0, in an exhibition to give Greg Ryan a victory in his first game since being promoted to head coach.

A special catch
J.T. Taylor, 7, of Hephzibah, joined his dad, Jack Taylor, for a Father's Day outing at the Richmond Factory Pond in south Augusta, where this hefty largemouth was lurking near the spillway.

A special catch

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

A special catch
J.T. Taylor, 7, of Hephzibah, joined his dad, Jack Taylor, for a Father's Day outing at the Richmond Factory Pond in south Augusta, where this hefty largemouth was lurking near the spillway.

County included in gator hunt
They've turned up in golf course ponds at West Lake, on the banks of the Augusta Canal and - most recently - sprawled across River Watch Parkway.

County included in gator hunt
They've turned up in golf course ponds at West Lake, on the banks of the Augusta Canal and - most recently - sprawled across River Watch Parkway.

Comets leave foes in the dust
After an impressive championship run, the Orlando Comets' coaching staff had some unexpected words of wisdom for their team.

Comets leave foes in the dust
After an impressive championship run, the Orlando Comets' coaching staff had some unexpected words of wisdom for their team.

Panthers sign sixth-round draft pick
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers have signed sixth-round draft pick Joe Berger, the team announced Friday.

Lane gets credit for time served
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Deidra Lane apparently won't have to spend as much time in prison as originally thought for the shotgun slaying of her estranged husband, former Carolina Panthers player Fred Lane.

Panthers sign sixth-round draft pick
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers have signed sixth-round draft pick Joe Berger, the team announced Friday.

Lane gets credit for time served
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Deidra Lane apparently won't have to spend as much time in prison as originally thought for the shotgun slaying of her estranged husband, former Carolina Panthers player Fred Lane.

County included in gator hunt

Bailey puts his faith all-in at the poker table

Jeff Corwin continues monkey business on 'Quest'
NEW YORK - Surrounded by businessmen in suits in a midtown Manhattan steakhouse, Jeff Corwin realizes several buttons on his loose-fitting linen patchwork shirt have popped open following a lunch of shrimp cocktail, crabcakes and lobster salad.

Jeff Corwin continues monkey business on 'Quest'

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Robert Redford calls them "a rare combination of saint, politician and hard-nosed businessperson." He also calls these people "the new heroes."\r\n

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Robert Redford calls them "a rare combination of saint, politician and hard-nosed businessperson." He also calls these people "the new heroes."

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Jeff Corwin continues monkey business on 'Quest'
NEW YORK - Surrounded by businessmen in suits in a midtown Manhattan steakhouse, Jeff Corwin realizes several buttons on his loose-fitting linen patchwork shirt have popped open following a lunch of shrimp cocktail, crabcakes and lobster salad.

Michael Caine now plays father figures

At 25, 'Pac-Man' still has a slice of gaming pie

Paul Winchell, voice of Tigger in 'Winnie the Pooh,' dies at 82

Gamecocks picked to win SEC East
South Carolina has been chosen to win the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference in the coaches poll released Monday. The Gamecocks are ranked as high as seventh in some preseason polls.\r\n

Gamecocks picked to win SEC East
South Carolina has been chosen to win the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference in the coaches poll released Monday. The Gamecocks are ranked as high as seventh in some preseason polls.

Gamecocks picked to win SEC East

Teacher explains percentages

Community playhouse sets schedule for coming season

Around the block

Literacy site numbers

Aiken test DELETE ME

Recreation schedules

North Augusta makes plans for centennial

Food bank warehouse gets air conditioning

Summer camp based on popular crime show

Events

Farmers market

Reunions

Calendar

Augusta State graduates

All-star softball player is a born athlete

Dinosaurs roaming Fort Discovery again