Author to divorce husband who inspired book
SAN FRANCISCO - Author Terry McMillan has filed for divorce from the man who inspired the 1996 novel "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," which chronicled the romantic adventures of a 40-something woman who falls for a guy half her age.

Trade talk bothers Sheffield

Astros demolish Rockies, 7-1
DENVER - Craig Biggio's arm guard is headed to the Hall of Fame.

Trade talk bothers Sheffield
BALTIMORE - Gary Sheffield has no intention of leaving the New York Yankees, and manager Joe Torre said Wednesday that the team rejected a possible trade with the New York Mets involving the outfielder.

Schilling makes first start since April
FORT MILL, S.C. - Curt Schilling took a big step toward rejoining the Boston Red Sox's rotation by pitching five strong innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday night in his first start since injuring his right ankle in April.

Pitcher shoves cameramen in angry tirade
ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers shoved two cameramen Wednesday, sending one to the hospital in a videotaped tirade that included throwing a camera to the ground and threatening to break others.

Pitcher shoves cameramen in angry tirade
ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers shoved two cameramen Wednesday, sending one to the hospital in a videotaped tirade that included throwing a camera to the ground and threatening to break others.

Astros demolish Rockies, 7-1
DENVER - Craig Biggio's arm guard is headed to the Hall of Fame.

Astros demolish Rockies, 7-1

Trade talk bothers Sheffield
BALTIMORE - Gary Sheffield has no intention of leaving the New York Yankees, and manager Joe Torre said Wednesday that the team rejected a possible trade with the New York Mets involving the outfielder.

Pitcher shoves cameramen in angry tirade

Readers bring us more than halfway to postcard goal

Top of order produces for Braves
MIAMI - If you're looking for offensive catalysts beyond Andruw Jones in the Atlanta Braves' recent tear, just go to the top.

Top of order produces for Braves
MIAMI - If you're looking for offensive catalysts beyond Andruw Jones in the Atlanta Braves' recent tear, just go to the top.

Beckett, Marlins salvage split
MIAMI -- So much for a quick, painless getaway day.

Extra-innings loss puts burden on Braves' pen
MIAMI -- There's no good time for a 13-inning game, much less a 13-inning loss, but the Braves bullpen got taxed rather inopportunely in the Florida Marlins' 6-5 win Wednesday night.

Florida rallies in 13th

Extra-innings loss puts burden on Braves' pen
MIAMI -- There's no good time for a 13-inning game, much less a 13-inning loss, but the Braves bullpen got taxed rather inopportunely in the Florida Marlins' 6-5 win Wednesday night.

Extra-innings loss puts burden on Braves' pen

Florida rallies in 13th
MIAMI - There is no baseball stadium closer to the Bermuda Triangle than Florida's Dolphins Stadium.

Wells dominant against Braves
PITTSBURGH - A change of scenery didn't change the Atlanta Braves' fortunes Friday night.

Florida rallies in 13th
MIAMI - There is no baseball stadium closer to the Bermuda Triangle than Florida's Dolphins Stadium.

Club will see major redesign
When North Augusta Country Club closes later this month for renovation, it will be the first major work done on the golf course since it was built in the early 1960s.

Beckett, Marlins salvage split

Ex-pitcher carries Jackets with bat
ATLANTA - The date April 6, 2004, might prove to be among the most important in Georgia Tech baseball history.

Beckett, Marlins salvage split
MIAMI -- So much for a quick, painless getaway day.

Top of order produces for Braves

Calhoun sweeps to claim AA crown
CALHOUN, Ga. - They watched Calhoun create a dogpile of players, students and fans, while Yellow Jackets shortstop Jacob Robbins did a standing backflip near the pitching mound.

Plant is moving work to Mexico

Factory may add 500 jobs in area

Plant is moving work to Mexico
Aiken County will lose 250 jobs, most moving into Mexico, with the closure of an automotive parts plant owned by SKF USA Inc., the company announced Wednesday.

New developments go up on Furys Ferry
If you take a drive down Furys Ferry Road, there's one thing you'll see a lot of: dirt.

Plastic fabricator will create 200 jobs

Factory may add 500 jobs in area
A New York-based nutritional supplement company announced Wednesday that it will bring a factory and ultimately as many as 500 jobs to Augusta.

Plastic fabricator will create 200 jobs
AIKEN - A new business venture in Trenton will bring about 200 jobs to Edgefield County.

New developments go up on Furys Ferry

Factory may add 500 jobs in area
A New York-based nutritional supplement company announced Wednesday that it will bring a factory and ultimately as many as 500 jobs to Augusta.

Plant is moving work to Mexico
Aiken County will lose 250 jobs, most moving into Mexico, with the closure of an automotive parts plant owned by SKF USA Inc., the company announced Wednesday.

Plastic fabricator will create 200 jobs
AIKEN - A new business venture in Trenton will bring about 200 jobs to Edgefield County.

New developments go up on Furys Ferry
If you take a drive down Furys Ferry Road, there's one thing you'll see a lot of: dirt.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on July 1, 2005.

American amnesia
Americans seem to have forgotten the unprovoked act of war visited upon this nation on Sept. 11, 2001.

Lab is saved, for now
Half a loaf - or, in the case of the Savannah River Ecology Lab, a little more than half a loaf - is better than nothing.

Message for the U.N.
The U.S. Senate's inability to confirm tough-talking United Nations reformer John Bolton as our U.N. ambassador communicates a confusing message of softness and uncertainty concerning our intentions toward that global body.

Message for the U.N.
The U.S. Senate's inability to confirm tough-talking United Nations reformer John Bolton as our U.N. ambassador communicates a confusing message of softness and uncertainty concerning our intentions toward that global body.

Message for the U.N.

Closing the gap
Truett Abbott isn't just another successful middle-school principal. He's one of Georgia's most innovative educators who is proving that minority pupils from low-income communities can learn just as well as white pupils from upper-income communities. It's all in the method of instruction.

American amnesia
Americans seem to have forgotten the unprovoked act of war visited upon this nation on Sept. 11, 2001.

Lab is saved, for now

Lab is saved, for now
Half a loaf - or, in the case of the Savannah River Ecology Lab, a little more than half a loaf - is better than nothing.

American amnesia

People in the News
NEW YORK - Sheryl Crow will not perform at Saturday's Live 8 concert in Paris, part of the worldwide Bob Geldof-organized event to raise awareness of poverty in Africa.

Spotted
Gloria and Raymond Martin sit with Ronnie and Lilly Clifton at Riverwalk Augusta's Candlelight Jazz series.

Galleries
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Hot ticket
ROBERT PLANTWHEN: 7:30 tonightWHERE: Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta

Michael Jackson starts 'very, very private' vacation
MANAMA, Bahrain - Michael Jackson began a vacation at a prince's palace in the tiny Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, his first trip overseas since being acquitted of child molestation charges, an official close to the royal circle said Thursday.

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 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Clubbin': Room 9
ROOM 9ADDRESS: 913 Broad St.

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.

Events will celebrate nation's birthday
Happy 229th birthday, America. The Fourth of July is Monday, but festivities begin locally today at Fort Gordon's Barton Field. There will be fireworks aplenty, from downtown Augusta to Thurmond Lake.

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

Public needs Miss America to ridicule
Say good-bye, Miss America. It was announced this week that the Miss America, the crown jewel of the beauty - er, scholarship pageant industry, will be revamped and reconfigured using reality television as a model.

Stuff to do
The resurgent Atlanta Braves return home after an extended road trip with games Independence Day through Thursday, July 7 against the Chicago Cubs. There's fireworks after the game Monday at the Ted. Game times are 7:05 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 7:35 p.m. Tuesday and July 7. Tickets are $1-$53.

Hot ticket
ROBERT PLANTWHEN: 7:30 tonightWHERE: Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta

Galleries
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

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 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Events will celebrate nation's birthday
Happy 229th birthday, America. The Fourth of July is Monday, but festivities begin locally today at Fort Gordon's Barton Field. There will be fireworks aplenty, from downtown Augusta to Thurmond Lake.

Public needs Miss America to ridicule
Say good-bye, Miss America. It was announced this week that the Miss America, the crown jewel of the beauty - er, scholarship pageant industry, will be revamped and reconfigured using reality television as a model.

Area anglers have plenty of well-stocked holes to try
Vernon Dorsey loves nothing better than to feel the afternoon breeze in his face while enjoying the solitude of a grassy peninsula at his favorite fishing pond.

Stuff to do
The resurgent Atlanta Braves return home after an extended road trip with games Independence Day through Thursday, July 7 against the Chicago Cubs. There's fireworks after the game Monday at the Ted. Game times are 7:05 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 7:35 p.m. Tuesday and July 7. Tickets are $1-$53.

Open tab
TONIGHT: It's singles night at Club Velvet, 2306 Washington Road, with no cover, DJ Mike and drink specials all night. Call 738-5980.

Area anglers have plenty of well-stocked holes to try
Vernon Dorsey loves nothing better than to feel the afternoon breeze in his face while enjoying the solitude of a grassy peninsula at his favorite fishing pond.

Spotted
Gloria and Raymond Martin sit with Ronnie and Lilly Clifton at Riverwalk Augusta's Candlelight Jazz series.

West top winner at BET Awards
LOS ANGELES - Producer-rapper Kanye West was the big winner at Tuesday night's BET Awards, earning trophies for male hip-hop artist and video of the year for his "Jesus Walks."

West top winner at BET Awards
LOS ANGELES - Producer-rapper Kanye West was the big winner at Tuesday night's BET Awards, earning trophies for male hip-hop artist and video of the year for his "Jesus Walks."

People in the News
NEW YORK - Sheryl Crow will not perform at Saturday's Live 8 concert in Paris, part of the worldwide Bob Geldof-organized event to raise awareness of poverty in Africa.

Actress wins event at World Series of Poker tourney
LAS VEGAS - Actress Jennifer Tilly won the Ladies no-limit Texas Hold 'Em event at the World Series of Poker - the first time a celebrity has won an event at the famous tournament.

Affleck, Garner wed, expecting Baby
NEW YORK - After months of speculation, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have tied the knot - and she's pregnant.

Clubbin': Room 9
ROOM 9ADDRESS: 913 Broad St.

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.

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.

Fishing: Frustration goes with season

Fishing tournaments

Fishing: Frustration goes with season
Fishing can be fun and frustrating at the same time, especially this time of the year when hybrid and striped bass are on the verge of chasing bait fish to the surface of Strom Thurmond Lake.

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.

Fishing: Frustration goes with season
Fishing can be fun and frustrating at the same time, especially this time of the year when hybrid and striped bass are on the verge of chasing bait fish to the surface of Strom Thurmond Lake.

Grubbin': The Arirang
The ArirangADDRESS: 3008 Deans Bridge Road

New location warrants name change
Dave's Restaurant has a new name and a new home.

A rose that is not loved?

Wild blackberries are an aptly named 'bramble' crop

Wild blackberries are an aptly named 'bramble' crop
Wild berries are ripening across America and the race is on among man and animals, birds and insects, to see who will get theirs first.

Wild blackberries are an aptly named 'bramble' crop
Wild berries are ripening across America and the race is on among man and animals, birds and insects, to see who will get theirs first.

Augusta endures problem of mites
We are continuing to see problems with mites affecting Meyer zoysiagrass this summer.

Augusta endures problem of mites
We are continuing to see problems with mites affecting Meyer zoysiagrass this summer.

Augusta endures problem of mites

A rose that is not loved?
The small white, sometimes pinkish, blossoms of wild multiflora roses, now past, made the plants almost likable. For the rest of the summer, though, the plants will push their murderously thorny stems skyward and outward, seemingly not content until they have engulfed the whole planet.

A rose that is not loved?
The small white, sometimes pinkish, blossoms of wild multiflora roses, now past, made the plants almost likable. For the rest of the summer, though, the plants will push their murderously thorny stems skyward and outward, seemingly not content until they have engulfed the whole planet.

Momentum slips away for Augusta
After starting the second half of the South Atlantic League season with three consecutive wins, the Augusta GreenJackets have gone into a tailspin.

GreenJackets' staff is ready for a break
The Augusta GreenJackets' front office staff managed a minor miracle by pulling off the 46th South Atlantic League All-Star Game and all its festivities Monday and Tuesday.

GreenJackets' staff is ready for a break
The Augusta GreenJackets' front office staff managed a minor miracle by pulling off the 46th South Atlantic League All-Star Game and all its festivities Monday and Tuesday.

Momentum slips away for Augusta
After starting the second half of the South Atlantic League season with three consecutive wins, the Augusta GreenJackets have gone into a tailspin.

Pros question latest changes at National

Pros question latest changes at National
The changes being made to Augusta National Golf Club in time for the 2006 Masters Tournament are designed to maintain accuracy and shotmaking on the Alister Mackenzie-Bobby Jones creation.

Pros question latest changes at National
The changes being made to Augusta National Golf Club in time for the 2006 Masters Tournament are designed to maintain accuracy and shotmaking on the Alister Mackenzie-Bobby Jones creation.

GreenJackets' staff is ready for a break

Momentum slips away for Augusta

Dunn clears latest hurdle

Dunn clears latest hurdle
He'll be on probation for the next eight years. He'll have to walk a straight path and pay a fine of about $2,500.

Dunn clears latest hurdle
He'll be on probation for the next eight years. He'll have to walk a straight path and pay a fine of about $2,500.

Readers bring us more than halfway to postcard goal
The holiday weekend provides a good time to give you an update on our summer postcard contest. We're more than halfway through the summer vacation season, and we have received post cards from more than half of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Readers bring us more than halfway to postcard goal
The holiday weekend provides a good time to give you an update on our summer postcard contest. We're more than halfway through the summer vacation season, and we have received post cards from more than half of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Inmate escapes in Edgefield County
Authorities are looking for a 20-year-old man who escaped this morning from Trenton Correctional Facility in Edgefield County, S.C.

Fondling suspect released on bond
AIKEN -- A former Aiken County councilman who was arrested on charges of fondling a 13-year-old girl was released on his own recognizance after a bond hearing this morning.

Reward offered in dead girl's case
Authorities announced this morning a $5,000 reward for information in the case of Tiffany Elizabeth Nelson, who disappeared in 1994 and whose bones were recently found in rural Burke County.

Ecology lab workers notified of job cuts
Savannah River Ecology Lab employees were notified this morning that about a third of them will lose their jobs by Sept. 30 because of funding cuts.

SRS can offer energy independence
Thank you for your fine June 26 editorial supporting new reactors for Savannah River Site ("Better SRS future?"). Fred Christensen, Aiken, S.C.

Opulent facade hides school woes
I guess I haven't cruised Broad Street in awhile. The Richmond County Board of Education building's facade is magnificent.Nathan Kirby, Augusta

Deke Copenhaver can lead Augusta
I am writing this from the perspective of a lifelong resident of Augusta, and one who believes there can be brighter days ahead for the CSRA.Phin Hitchcock, Augusta

Deke Copenhaver can lead Augusta
I am writing this from the perspective of a lifelong resident of Augusta, and one who believes there can be brighter days ahead for the CSRA.Phin Hitchcock, Augusta

City commissioners must resign

High court botched property case
Mark June 23, 2005, as another black day for individuals' rights in America.Stephen Barrow, Aiken, S.C.

City commissioners must resign
Augusta voters overwhelmingly rejected general obligation bonds June 21. They sent a loud, clear message of "no confidence" to the Augusta Commission. George Porter, Augusta

SRS can offer energy independence

SRS can offer energy independence
Thank you for your fine June 26 editorial supporting new reactors for Savannah River Site ("Better SRS future?"). Fred Christensen, Aiken, S.C.

Destination 2020 has hopeful vision
Destination 2020 is a community vision that has identified what residents of the Augusta region believe would make our city more vibrant and prosperous. James L. Kendrick, Augusta

Deke Copenhaver can lead Augusta

The 'emperor' Bush has no clothes
The fairy tale about the emperor who struts naked while his followers insist he is clothed has a great parallel with President Bush and his war propagandists. Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

City commissioners must resign
Augusta voters overwhelmingly rejected general obligation bonds June 21. They sent a loud, clear message of "no confidence" to the Augusta Commission. George Porter, Augusta

Lighting up legally

Mercury Mariner is loaded with style

Lawn-maintenance tools can be hazardous

Living briefs

Treat interior of your auto to day of affection, swabs

Lighting up legally
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Mercury Mariner is loaded with style
Who says sport utility vehicles have to be big, flashy and overbearing?

Treat interior of your auto to day of affection, swabs
Detailing is to your car what a day at the spa is to your body.

Mercury Mariner is loaded with style
Who says sport utility vehicles have to be big, flashy and overbearing?

Lighting up legally
PACKAGE PURCHASED: The TNT Bonus Pack

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best eentertainment bets for this weekend:

Lawn-maintenance tools can be hazardous
The lopping shears were propped up in the tree for only a few minutes. When they fell, Allen McLeroy knew he'd screwed up.

Lawn-maintenance tools can be hazardous
The lopping shears were propped up in the tree for only a few minutes. When they fell, Allen McLeroy knew he'd screwed up.

Treat interior of your auto to day of affection, swabs
Detailing is to your car what a day at the spa is to your body.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best eentertainment bets for this weekend:

Survey tracks Graniteville gas leak effects
GRANITEVILLE -- Coughing, burning eyes and shortness of breath were the most common symptoms people who were exposed to chlorine gas in Graniteville reported immediately after the Jan. 6 incident, according to early results from an ongoing study of some victims.

Fireworks boom for 4th at fort

Holiday Closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Independence Day:

Across the area
A Hephzibah man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of a 25-year-old father of two.

Women excel in community
Julie Ginn Moretz remembers the frustration of having a child in the hospital and not being able to be with him.

Across Georgia
SNELLVILLE - A suburban Atlanta man who feared losing his home to mounting debt shot his mailman several times in the abdomen Wednesday "to make a statement," authorities said.

Wild goose chase
SILOAM, Ga. -- Vic VanSant sees nothing unusual about capturing 98 wild geese before breakfast.

Across South Carolina
WASHINGTON - A South Carolina prison inmate told a rapt House panel Wednesday about how he defrauded the U.S. government of $3.5 million by filing bogus tax returns.

July 4th Events

Kid of the Day
Heather Ashley Harden is today's Kid of the Day.

Survey tracks Graniteville gas leak effects
GRANITEVILLE -- Coughing, burning eyes and shortness of breath were the most common symptoms people who were exposed to chlorine gas in Graniteville reported immediately after the Jan. 6 incident, according to early results from an ongoing study of some victims.

Inmate escapes in Edgefield County
Authorities are looking for a 20-year-old man who escaped this morning from Trenton Correctional Facility in Edgefield County, S.C.

Cheney praises training center
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Vice President Dick Cheney told students and staff at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center that they are among the country's first and best defense against terrorists who would target the country.

Loophole keeps tattooers from drawing business
AIKEN - Harvey "Butch" Lishka doesn't have any visible tattoos.

Across the area
Henry "Hank" Crumpton, a Warren County native, has been nominated by the president to be the coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department.

Holiday Closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Independence Day:

Meth ring bust nets 6 arrests in Athens
ATHENS, Ga. - A major methamphetamine ring that sold primarily to University of Georgia students and clubgoers was dismantled Monday when authorities arrested six suspected dealers and issued federal arrest warrants for several more, Athens-Clarke County police said.

Along with fireworks comes holiday travel
If you're planning on hitting the road for the Fourth of July weekend, you're in good company.

Across South Carolina

Gap in scoring narrows
Test scores in Richmond County continue to lag behind state scores, but the gap is closing.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Doctors want to buy hospital
A group of local physicians doesn't want St. Joseph Hospital to close - so they plan to buy it.

Fireworks boom for 4th at fort
The Augusta area's Independence Day weekend got off with a hot and muggy start at Fort Gordon on Thursday.

Midville officer accused of intimidation is fired
MIDVILLE, Ga. - To some townspeople, he was "tyrannical," tailing motorists, pulling them over for menial violations, then approaching their doors with his hand wavering over his pistol holster.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -- U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he's not interested in a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Body leads to charges for 2 men
WARRENVILLE - Two men have been arrested in connection with the discovery of badly burned human remains buried under debris in Warrenville on Wednesday.

Group shifts arena plans
Augusta Entertainment LLC is back in the picture with a new proposal for a public-private partnership with the city to operate a sports arena at the Regency Mall site.

Inmate flees from hospital
Columbia County police said Wednesday that they are upset and baffled over how a high-risk prisoner was able to escape Tuesday from East Central Regional Hospital at Augusta, formerly known as Georgia Regional Hospital.

Acid trip might have prompted man's slaying
AIKEN - A bad acid trip might have led to the shooting of a man whose burned body was found in Warrenville this week.

Getting ready for tee time
Depending on their skill or lack thereof, golfers will soon get the chance to shoot plenty of birdies or bogeys at the newest public golf course being built in Columbia County.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Turtles might get new rehab on Jekyll Island
SAVANNAH, Ga. - When biologist Mark Dodd finds a sick or injured sea turtle, he can go two ways with it: south, to one of 15 turtle rehabilitation centers in Florida, or north, to one in Charleston.

Police draw pair of arrests in gambling raid
A gambling raid by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office Vice Division on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of two men accused of running an illegal poker game and the citations of nine more, including Augusta lawyer James Pete Theodocion, for their involvement in the game.

News you can use
A first-aid kit is often the last thing summer vacationers remember to bring along, but packing it should be second nature, says Dr. Brooks Metts, the director of the University of South Carolina's Palmetto Poison Center.

Kid of the Day
Marquise B. McBride is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area
A Hephzibah man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of a 25-year-old father of two.

Inmate flees from hospital
Columbia County police said Wednesday that they are upset and baffled over how a high-risk prisoner was able to escape Tuesday from East Central Regional Hospital at Augusta, formerly known as Georgia Regional Hospital.

Across Georgia
SNELLVILLE - A suburban Atlanta man who feared losing his home to mounting debt shot his mailman several times in the abdomen Wednesday "to make a statement," authorities said.

News you can use
A first-aid kit is often the last thing summer vacationers remember to bring along, but packing it should be second nature, says Dr. Brooks Metts, the director of the University of South Carolina's Palmetto Poison Center.

Across South Carolina
WASHINGTON - A South Carolina prison inmate told a rapt House panel Wednesday about how he defrauded the U.S. government of $3.5 million by filing bogus tax returns.

Holiday Closings

Kid of the Day
Heather Ashley Harden is today's Kid of the Day.

Gap in scoring narrows
Test scores in Richmond County continue to lag behind state scores, but the gap is closing.

Inmate flees from hospital

Ecology lab workers notified of job cuts

Inmate escapes in Edgefield County

Along with fireworks comes holiday travel
If you're planning on hitting the road for the Fourth of July weekend, you're in good company.

Turtles might get new rehab on Jekyll Island

Wild goose chase
SILOAM, Ga. -- Vic VanSant sees nothing unusual about capturing 98 wild geese before breakfast.

Across South Carolina

Governor says ruling is DOA in Georgia
ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Per¤¤due pledged Thursday to strengthen Georgia's eminent domain laws and protect property owners in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

News you can use

Holiday Closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Independence Day:

Doctors want to buy hospital

Aiken could get bus cameras
AIKEN - In the five years Jeremy Williams has driven school buses, he has seen plenty of rowdy behavior.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Defendants had faith in Williams
Trusting former state Rep. Robin Williams could get you in trouble, two of his co-defendants testified Tuesday.

Loophole keeps tattooers from drawing business

Former Aiken councilman is arrested
AIKEN - Russ Ferrara, a former Aiken County councilman and onetime legislative candidate, was arrested Thursday after a 13-year-old girl told authorities she was fondled in a mobile home over the weekend.

Body leads to charges for 2 men

Fireworks boom for 4th at fort
The Augusta area's Independence Day weekend got off with a hot and muggy start at Fort Gordon on Thursday.

Getting ready for tee time

Walker's daughter to admit tax fraud
The daughter of recently convicted former state Sen. Charles Walker will face a federal magistrate judge in less than two weeks to plead guilty to a charge of filing a false tax return.

Kid of the Day

Lost any equipment lately?
Are you a builder or contractor whose hot water heater was stolen? How about windows, doors or bathroom exhaust fans?

Along with fireworks comes holiday travel

Schools get ready for BRAC
ATLANTA -- Georgia's schools and education system have taken several steps to prepare for the upcoming round of Base Realignment and Closure, Superintendent Kathy Cox said Thursday.

Across the area

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -- For more than 30 years, the portrait of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has hung in the State Capitol, but Georgia's black lawmakers say they have failed to publicly acknowledge the slain civil rights leader's legacy.

Across Georgia

Public health degree to be offered at MCG
From guarding the nation against bioterrorism to protecting the elderly in nursing homes, a new program is designed to strengthen public health on a variety of fronts in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Body leads to charges for 2 men
WARRENVILLE - Two men have been arrested in connection with the discovery of badly burned human remains buried under debris in Warrenville on Wednesday.

Turtles might get new rehab on Jekyll Island
SAVANNAH, Ga. - When biologist Mark Dodd finds a sick or injured sea turtle, he can go two ways with it: south, to one of 15 turtle rehabilitation centers in Florida, or north, to one in Charleston.

Army targets effects of BRAC on schools
ATLANTA - The Army will work with nearly 200 school systems to soften the changes those districts will face because of the upcoming Base Realignment and Closure process, a high-ranking official said Wednesday.

UGA dean resigns amid inquiry
ATHENS, Ga. - The dean of the University of Georgia's journalism school will resign in the wake of a sexual harassment claim against him.

News you can use
Dr. Evelyn Swilling, of Athens, arrived in the city yesterday after a vacation in Florida, following her recent graduation from the medical college and will begin today her internship at University Hospital.

Deputies seek two robbery suspects
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are looking for suspects in two early Wednesday morning robberies at separate Waffle House restaurants along Gordon Highway.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -- U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he's not interested in a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Getting ready for tee time
Depending on their skill or lack thereof, golfers will soon get the chance to shoot plenty of birdies or bogeys at the newest public golf course being built in Columbia County.

Loophole keeps tattooers from drawing business
AIKEN - Harvey "Butch" Lishka doesn't have any visible tattoos.

Kid of the Day

Holiday Closings

July 4th Events
First Friday Independence Day program: 8 p.m. today on Broad and Eighth streets; re-enactment of flag-raising on Iwo Jima; free; 737-4662

Midville officer accused of intimidation is fired

Governor says ruling is DOA in Georgia
ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue pledged Thursday to strengthen Georgia's eminent domain laws and protect property owners in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Gap in scoring narrows

Reward is offered in 1994 vanishing
Authorities announced a $5,000 reward Thursday for information in the case of Tiffany Elizabeth Nelson, who disappeared in 1994 and whose bones were recently found in rural Burke County.

Ecology lab workers notified of job cuts
Savannah River Ecology Lab employees were notified this morning that about a third of them will lose their jobs by Sept. 30 because of funding cuts.

Wild goose chase

Former Aiken councilman is arrested
AIKEN - Russ Ferrara, a former Aiken County councilman and onetime legislative candidate, was arrested Thursday after a 13-year-old girl told authorities she was fondled in a mobile home over the weekend.

Survey tracks Graniteville gas leak effects

Acid trip might have prompted man's slaying
AIKEN - A bad acid trip might have led to the shooting of a man whose burned body was found in Warrenville this week.

Acid trip might have prompted man's slaying

Holiday Closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Independence Day:

Public health degree to be offered at MCG

Schools get ready for BRAC
ATLANTA -- Georgia's schools and education system have taken several steps to prepare for the upcoming round of Base Realignment and Closure, Superintendent Kathy Cox said Thursday.

Across the area

Police draw pair of arrests in gambling raid
A gambling raid by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office Vice Division on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of two men accused of running an illegal poker game and the citations of nine more, including Augusta lawyer James Pete Theodocion, for their involvement in the game.

Across Georgia

Public health degree to be offered at MCG
From guarding the nation against bioterrorism to protecting the elderly in nursing homes, a new program is designed to strengthen public health on a variety of fronts in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

July 4th Events
First Friday Independence Day program: 8 p.m. today on Broad and Eighth streets; re-enactment of flag-raising on Iwo Jima; free; 737-4662

Schools get ready for BRAC

Doctors want to buy hospital
A group of local physicians doesn't want St. Joseph Hospital to close - so they plan to buy it.

Police draw pair of arrests in gambling raid

Governor says ruling is DOA in Georgia

Midville officer accused of intimidation is fired
MIDVILLE, Ga. - To some townspeople, he was "tyrannical," tailing motorists, pulling them over for menial violations, then approaching their doors with his hand wavering over his pistol holster.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -- For more than 30 years, the portrait of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has hung in the State Capitol, but Georgia's black lawmakers say they have failed to publicly acknowledge the slain civil rights leader's legacy.

Kid of the Day
Marquise B. McBride is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area
Henry "Hank" Crumpton, a Warren County native, has been nominated by the president to be the coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department.

Former Aiken councilman is arrested

New on video

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augustachronicle.com/movies.

Mini reviews

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augustachronicle.com/movies.

'Bride' blends cinematic forms to woo audiences
It's never easy to determine where Bride & Prejudice is coming from. That's a good thing.

Diesel finds himself out of fuel in numbing family flop 'Pacifier'
Before the berating begins, let us applaud action star Vin Diesel for having the courage and confidence to step outside his comfort zone and attempt to crossover into the always difficult genre of family comedy.

'Bride' blends cinematic forms to woo audiences

'Bride' blends cinematic forms to woo audiences
It's never easy to determine where Bride & Prejudice is coming from. That's a good thing.

New on video
Here's a look at what's new in home video releases and a calendar of what's coming:

New on video
Here's a look at what's new in home video releases and a calendar of what's coming:

Sonic Spotlight
JOHN BERRETAGE: 26HOMETOWN: Elkton, Md. He moved to Aiken in 2002.

American music is much more than patriotic standards

Sonic Spotlight

Sonic Spotlight
JOHN BERRETAGE: 26HOMETOWN: Elkton, Md. He moved to Aiken in 2002.

Notorious B.I.G., Big Daddy Kane to be honored at VH1 event
NEW YORK - Both Big Poppa and Big Daddy Kane will get their props from VH1 this year.

American music is much more than patriotic standards
Come this time next week, none of us will want to hear another John Philip Sousa march again.

American music is much more than patriotic standards
Come this time next week, none of us will want to hear another John Philip Sousa march again.

Restrictor plates reduce speed, but lead to pileups
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Casey Mears said restrictor plates are like the Social Security program. Everyone agrees it's a flawed system, but nobody has a cure.

Racing newsmaker: Brian France
Brian France, the third generation chairman of NASCAR, talked with reporters during a national telephone conference call this week about the season and what's ahead for the powerful racing organization.

Racing newsmaker: Brian France

Busch drivers might get help
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Busch and Nextel Cup series have gone in different directions the past three weeks, but they converge back at Daytona International Speedway this weekend. And with it comes the rush of Nextel Cup drivers who will pull double duty.

Busch drivers might get help
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Busch and Nextel Cup series have gone in different directions the past three weeks, but they converge back at Daytona International Speedway this weekend. And with it comes the rush of Nextel Cup drivers who will pull double duty.

Restrictor plates reduce speed, but lead to pileups
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Casey Mears said restrictor plates are like the Social Security program. Everyone agrees it's a flawed system, but nobody has a cure.

Restrictor plates reduce speed, but lead to pileups

Racing newsmaker: Brian France
Brian France, the third generation chairman of NASCAR, talked with reporters during a national telephone conference call this week about the season and what's ahead for the powerful racing organization.

Busch drivers might get help

Mr. Alfred M. Garnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dorsey Jones, Jr.    (EATONTON, Ga.)

Mr. John D. Drew    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Tony E. Lowe    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Bernice Jenkins    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Rodgers, Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Fox Rhoden    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Tyler    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Edwards    (WHITE PLAINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred I. Moss    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John D. Drew    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah A. Houk    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sam T. Davis, III    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mr. Paul K. Sweeney, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wayne Rodgers, Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Bradley C. Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clayton Boardman, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Watson T. Crook, Jr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Harry H. Lowe, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Clayton Boardman, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Reaves    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Barnes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara A. McClattie    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Robert "Bob" Bussey    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Vern Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Ferguson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Givens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Alice Darrisaw    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Tyler    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Grady Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Logan    (PLAINS, Ga.)

Mr. Tony E. Lowe    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Bernice Jenkins    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Claudia Mae Gaines    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Ferguson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rena Evans    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Bradley C. Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Regina Walden    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Curry    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Paul K. Sweeney, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Clinton Chisolm    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Standridge    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Braddy, Sr.    (FAR ROCKAWAY, N.Y.)

Mrs. Thelma Logan    (PLAINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Bell Wadley    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara B. Sims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean E. Tiller    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Alex McCoy, Jr.    (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mr. Paul K. Sweeney, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Claudia Mae Gaines    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara B. Sims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. S. Lee Moody    (NEWNAN, Ga.)

Sgt. Eddie Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Joe Carn    (LPN AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alex McCoy, Jr.    (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mr. Otis Hillary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred I. Moss    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Gene Harris    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Roberta Adamson    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Otis Hillary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Waltower    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sam T. Davis, III    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mr. Vern Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Watson T. Crook, Jr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah A. Houk    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Baby Girl Buxton    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Nellie Joe Carn    (LPN AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clayton Boardman, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Givens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Clayton P. Boardman Jr.
Augusta businessman Clayton P. Boardman Jr., whose companies revolutionized the region's retail gasoline industry, died Wednesday at age 78.

Mr. Otis Hillary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.B. Thomas    (ORLANDO, Fla.)

Mr. Thomas Gene Harris    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Standridge    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred M. Garnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Rodgers, Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Ferguson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Reaves    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Barbara A. McClattie    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Rena Evans    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Alice Darrisaw    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Curry    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Robert "Bob" Bussey    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Sam T. Davis, III    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mrs. Regina Walden    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Clinton Chisolm    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Donald A. Tankersley    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Watson T. Crook, Jr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Harry H. Lowe, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Baby Girl Buxton    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Dorsey Jones, Jr.    (EATONTON, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Braddy, Sr.    (FAR ROCKAWAY, N.Y.)

Mr. Grady Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Bell Wadley    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Otis Hillary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clayton Boardman, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Fox Rhoden    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dea. Henry Ashley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Edwards    (WHITE PLAINS, Ga.)

Mr. Rodney D. Allen    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Sam T. Davis, III    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mr. Robert "Bob" Bussey    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Watson T. Crook, Jr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Clayton P. Boardman Jr.
Augusta businessman Clayton P. Boardman Jr., whose companies revolutionized the region's retail gasoline industry, died Wednesday at age 78.

Mr. Richard Barnes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Dea. Henry Ashley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Waltower    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rodney D. Allen    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Donald A. Tankersley    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert "Bob" Bussey    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Stephens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean E. Tiller    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Roberta Adamson    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul K. Sweeney, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Sgt. Eddie Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Rodgers, Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. S. Lee Moody    (NEWNAN, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Braddy, Sr. (FAR ROCKAWAY, N.Y.)

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

Mrs. Roberta Adamson (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Dea. Henry Ashley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Edwards (WHITE PLAINS, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Gene Harris (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Jean E. Tiller (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Tony E. Lowe (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Ferguson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Rodgers, Jr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Barnes (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Clayton P. Boardman Jr.

Mrs. Thelma Logan (PLAINS, Ga.)

Mr. Rodney D. Allen (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Rena Evans (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara A. McClattie (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah A. Houk (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Baby Girl Buxton (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Fox Rhoden (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Nellie Joe Carn (LPN AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bernice Jenkins (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. S. Lee Moody (NEWNAN, Ga.)

Mr. Donald A. Tankersley (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Watson T. Crook, Jr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Rodgers, Jr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Clinton Chisolm (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Alex McCoy, Jr. (GIRARD, Ga.)

Ms. Claudia Mae Gaines (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert "Bob" Bussey (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James Givens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sgt. Eddie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred M. Garnett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul K. Sweeney, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Standridge (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert "Bob" Bussey (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Curry (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Bradley C. Curry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clayton Boardman, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John D. Drew (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred I. Moss (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Alice Darrisaw (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Otis Hillary (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Otis Hillary (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara B. Sims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Waltower (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Reaves (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harry H. Lowe, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Bell Wadley (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Sam T. Davis, III (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mr. Sam T. Davis, III (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mrs. Mary Tyler (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Regina Walden (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Dorsey Jones, Jr. (EATONTON, Ga.)

Mr. Watson T. Crook, Jr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Vern Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Paul K. Sweeney, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Clayton Boardman, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Federer, Hewitt advance to Wimbledon semis

Eustice leaving large shoes to fill in sport

Roddick ready to reclaim top spot

Overtime

Area Announcements

Overtime

Eustice leaving large shoes to fill in sport
Now that both of his daughters are settled in at Georgia Southern, Gil Eustice can reclaim his house.

Roddick ready to reclaim top spot
WIMBLEDON, England - Andy Roddick knows he's a work in progress, a young player with a record-setting serve, a fearsome forehand, a Grand Slam title - and key parts of his game that occasionally let him down.

Roddick ready to reclaim top spot
WIMBLEDON, England - Andy Roddick knows he's a work in progress, a young player with a record-setting serve, a fearsome forehand, a Grand Slam title - and key parts of his game that occasionally let him down.

Overtime
In Boston, Robert Kraft might be the owner of the NFL champion New England Patriots, but Russia's president is lord of his 2005 Super Bowl ring.

Overtime
In Boston, Robert Kraft might be the owner of the NFL champion New England Patriots, but Russia's president is lord of his 2005 Super Bowl ring.

Federer, Hewitt advance to Wimbledon semis
WIMBLEDON, England - Chasing down shots all over the court, Roger Federer was rewarded with another berth in the Wimbledon semifinals.

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
Three Augusta area golfers finished in the top 8 in the Georgia Top 60 Women's Classic at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga.

Overtime
Three Augusta area golfers finished in the top 8 in the Georgia Top 60 Women's Classic at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga.

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.

Federer, Hewitt advance to Wimbledon semis
WIMBLEDON, England - Chasing down shots all over the court, Roger Federer was rewarded with another berth in the Wimbledon semifinals.

Eustice leaving large shoes to fill in sport
Now that both of his daughters are settled in at Georgia Southern, Gil Eustice can reclaim his house.

Lewis Family turns out another top-notch album

Lewis Family turns out another top-notch album
There's something special about the songs of The Lewis Family bluegrass-gospel group of Lincolnton, Ga.

Lewis Family turns out another top-notch album
There's something special about the songs of The Lewis Family bluegrass-gospel group of Lincolnton, Ga.

Milestones
Richard S. Boggan, a primary care management coordinator, has been named the Augusta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers' employee of the year.

TEST A rose that is not loved?
The small white, sometimes pinkish, blossoms of wild multiflora roses, now past, made the plants almost likable. For the rest of the summer, though, the plants will push their murderously thorny stems skyward and outward, seemingly not content until they have engulfed the whole planet.

Events
ELBERT COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 10TH ANNUAL FIREWORKS SHOW: 6 p.m. Friday; Richard B. Russell State Park, Elberton, Ga.; music by The Splitz, martial arts demonstration, concessions, fireworks display at 9:20 p.m.; $6 per vehicle entry fee; (706) 283-5651

Hicks' task remains the same in civilian job
In a career spanning 30 years, Maj. Gen. Janet A. Hicks said, she has a lot of accomplishments that she is proud of and a lot of memories to cherish. Of all of them, there is one that stands out to her.

Library events
MAIN LIBRARY: FREE MOVIES: 6:30 p.m. Mondays; Amacord, July 11; Barton Fink, July 18; O Brother, Where Art Thou?, July 25

Bluegrass is sacred to musician, 77
Jim Jewell has taken his lifelong passion for bluegrass music and turned it into a mission.

Fort Discovery camps keep kids busy
Dylan Gossett didn't mind the 45-minute drive from Barnwell, S.C., to participate in one of Fort Discovery's summer camps.

Military milestones
- Air Force Airman Jerone Farewell, a 2003 graduate of Hephzibah High School and son of Gabriele Farewell, of Blythe, has graduated from the Air Traffic Control Operations Apprentice Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.

Emergency Relief campaign successfully surpasses goal
It was a record-breaking year for Fort Gordon's Army Emergency Relief campaign, and post officials said "thank you" at a ceremony June 21 at Alexander Hall.

Milestones
Richard S. Boggan, a primary care management coordinator, has been named the Augusta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers' employee of the year.

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

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

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Support groups
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Residents find quiet along river bank
Every morning when Dick Fox wakes up, he walks into his living room and looks out the spacious windows overlooking the Savannah River where an occasional speedboat and personal watercraft passes by.

Pet of the week
Tucker, a 3-month-old Jack Russell terrier and beagle mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Around the block
Acoustic Music for the Soul begins at 10 tonight at Lake Olmstead Stadium and again from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Parkway.

Fourth comes first in Augusta area
Celebrating the nation's 229th birthday should be easy because there are plenty of festivities scheduled in the Augusta area for the holiday weekend.

This week
Independence Day Celebration: 3:30 p.m. today; Fort Gordon's Barton Field; featuring U.S. Army Signal Corps Band, Coca-Cola Fun Zone, animal exhibits, face painting, pony rides, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; free; 791-6779

Emergency Relief campaign successfully surpasses goal
It was a record-breaking year for Fort Gordon's Army Emergency Relief campaign, and post officials said "thank you" at a ceremony June 21 at Alexander Hall.

Artscape continues its summer activities
Two area groups have joined forces in presenting summer camp activities for low-income children.

Administrators' council honors volunteers with reception
Patsy Pennington knew she wanted to help women touched by domestic violence, but she also knew her schedule would limit her involvement.

TEST A rose that is not loved?
The small white, sometimes pinkish, blossoms of wild multiflora roses, now past, made the plants almost likable. For the rest of the summer, though, the plants will push their murderously thorny stems skyward and outward, seemingly not content until they have engulfed the whole planet.

This week
Independence Day Celebration: 3:30 p.m. today; Fort Gordon's Barton Field; featuring U.S. Army Signal Corps Band, Coca-Cola Fun Zone, animal exhibits, face painting, pony rides, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; free; 791-6779

Recreation
FORT DISCOVERYSeventh Street, 821-0200HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Across the river
RED, WHITE AND BLUE DANCE PARTY: 7:30-11 p.m. today; Aiken's Municipal Hall, The Alley; music, hors d'oeuvres, three cash bars; tickets sold at Aiken Chamber of Commerce, Aiken Drug Co. Inc., The Iron Pony, Aiken Office Supply and Book Store, Showtime Dance and Activewear; $15 at the door, $14 at ticket outlets; 643-9343

Support groups
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Events
ELBERT COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 10TH ANNUAL FIREWORKS SHOW: 6 p.m. Friday; Richard B. Russell State Park, Elberton, Ga.; music by The Splitz, martial arts demonstration, concessions, fireworks display at 9:20 p.m.; $6 per vehicle entry fee; (706) 283-5651

Pet of the week
Tucker, a 3-month-old Jack Russell terrier and beagle mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

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

Military milestones
- Air Force Airman Jerone Farewell, a 2003 graduate of Hephzibah High School and son of Gabriele Farewell, of Blythe, has graduated from the Air Traffic Control Operations Apprentice Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.

Music is heart of dinner theater's revue
When it comes to composers of Broadway musicals, the names John Kander and Fred Ebb might not be as familiar as song-writing duos such as Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Loew.

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876.

Georgia Farmers Market
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Correction
The map on the front page of the June 23 Richmond County Neighbors should have listed Milledge Road as one of the borders of the Harrisburg community. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Around the block
Acoustic Music for the Soul begins at 10 tonight at Lake Olmstead Stadium and again from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Parkway.

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

Correction
The map on the front page of the June 23 Richmond County Neighbors should have listed Milledge Road as one of the borders of the Harrisburg community. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Across the river
RED, WHITE AND BLUE DANCE PARTY: 7:30-11 p.m. today; Aiken's Municipal Hall, The Alley; music, hors d'oeuvres, three cash bars; tickets sold at Aiken Chamber of Commerce, Aiken Drug Co. Inc., The Iron Pony, Aiken Office Supply and Book Store, Showtime Dance and Activewear; $15 at the door, $14 at ticket outlets; 643-9343

Fort Discovery camps keep kids busy
Dylan Gossett didn't mind the 45-minute drive from Barnwell, S.C., to participate in one of Fort Discovery's summer camps.

Music is heart of dinner theater's revue
When it comes to composers of Broadway musicals, the names John Kander and Fred Ebb might not be as familiar as song-writing duos such as Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Loew.

Residents find quiet along river bank
Every morning when Dick Fox wakes up, he walks into his living room and looks out the spacious windows overlooking the Savannah River where an occasional speedboat and personal watercraft passes by.

Educators see what careers Fort Gordon has to offer
Several educators visited Fort Gordon last week to learn about Army careers.

Hicks' task remains the same in civilian job
In a career spanning 30 years, Maj. Gen. Janet A. Hicks said, she has a lot of accomplishments that she is proud of and a lot of memories to cherish. Of all of them, there is one that stands out to her.

Fourth comes first in Augusta area
Celebrating the nation's 229th birthday should be easy because there are plenty of festivities scheduled in the Augusta area for the holiday weekend.

Bluegrass is sacred to musician, 77
Jim Jewell has taken his lifelong passion for bluegrass music and turned it into a mission.

Administrators' council honors volunteers with reception
Patsy Pennington knew she wanted to help women touched by domestic violence, but she also knew her schedule would limit her involvement.

Events

Music is heart of dinner theater's revue

Around the block

Emergency Relief campaign successfully surpasses goal

For the record

TEST A rose that is not loved?

This week

Fourth comes first in Augusta area

Pet of the week

Correction

Residents find quiet along river bank

Fort Discovery camps keep kids busy

Hicks' task remains the same in civilian job

Military milestones

Administrators' council honors volunteers with reception

Support groups

Bluegrass is sacred to musician, 77

Across the river

Reunions

Milestones

Movies help viewers understand counterculture groups of society

ABC pulls controversial 'Neighborhood' reality series
LOS ANGELES - "Welcome to the Neighborhood," an ABC reality series that pushes hot buttons of racism and anti-homosexuality, was pulled by the network before its debut.

ABC scores big ratings with NBA and dancing
NEW YORK - Viewers got into dribbling and dancing on ABC again last week.

ABC scores big ratings with NBA and dancing
NEW YORK - Viewers got into dribbling and dancing on ABC again last week.

ABC scores big ratings with NBA and dancing

Area anglers have plenty of well-stocked holes to try

Galleries

Public needs Miss America to ridicule

Clubbin': Room 9

West top winner at BET Awards

Spotted

People in the News

Club calendar

Applause calendar

Hot ticket

Stuff to do

Events will celebrate nation's birthday

Movies help viewers understand counterculture groups of society
Society follows the physical laws that govern the universe. For instance, physics teaches us that for every reaction, there is an equal and opposite reaction. It's certainly true in society.

Movies help viewers understand counterculture groups of society
Society follows the physical laws that govern the universe. For instance, physics teaches us that for every reaction, there is an equal and opposite reaction. It's certainly true in society.