Lee takes swing at .400, Triple Crown

Baseball notebook

Baseball notebook
NEW YORK - Chicago White Sox teammates Mark Buehrle and Jon Garland have an extra incentive for wanting to start in next week's All-Star game: Each would get an additional $10,000 if picked by American League manager Terry Francona.

Lee takes swing at .400, Triple Crown
CHICAGO - When opposing players reach first base, they ask Derrek Lee what he's eating. They touch the Cubs star, hoping some of his magic rubs off on them.

Questions and answers with George Steinbrenner

Four Red Sox, 11 first-timers elected All-Stars
NEW YORK - Kenny Rogers might soon be surrounded by even more cameras, selected Sunday for a new-look All-Star game that has 11 first-time starters and four from the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

Four Red Sox, 11 first-timers elected All-Stars

Questions and answers with George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who turns 75 on Monday, answered questions from The Associated Press submitted to him through spokesman Howard Rubenstein:

Baseball notebook
NEW YORK - Chicago White Sox teammates Mark Buehrle and Jon Garland have an extra incentive for wanting to start in next week's All-Star game: Each would get an additional $10,000 if picked by American League manager Terry Francona.

Lee takes swing at .400, Triple Crown
CHICAGO - When opposing players reach first base, they ask Derrek Lee what he's eating. They touch the Cubs star, hoping some of his magic rubs off on them.

Four Red Sox, 11 first-timers elected All-Stars
NEW YORK - Kenny Rogers might soon be surrounded by even more cameras, selected Sunday for a new-look All-Star game that has 11 first-time starters and four from the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

Questions and answers with George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who turns 75 on Monday, answered questions from The Associated Press submitted to him through spokesman Howard Rubenstein:

Supportive crowd carries tired runners to finish line

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Confidence, what he calls his pitching lifeblood, is running through Dan Kolb's veins once again.

Smoltz, Jones rewarded for carrying big first-half loads

Davies has Cubs seeing stars
ATLANTA - Hot dogs. F-14 flyovers. American flags. A hometown boy making good.

Braves rally in 9th for win
PHILADELPHIA - With this past weekend marking the official halfway point of the season, it's safe to say there have been a few surprises thus far in the baseball year.

Braves notebook

Smoltz, Jones are All-Stars
PHILADELPHIA - A month ago today, sitting in the visiting clubhouse at Pittsburgh's PNC Park, Atlanta starter John Smoltz was adamant in saying he didn't have the resume, the first-half credentials to make a return trip to the All-Star Game.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Confidence, what he calls his pitching lifeblood, is running through Dan Kolb's veins once again.

Smoltz, Jones are All-Stars

Smoltz, Jones rewarded for carrying big first-half loads
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones as an All-Star seems to be a good fit for the seven-time Gold Glove winner.

Braves rally in 9th for win

Smoltz, Jones are All-Stars
PHILADELPHIA - A month ago today, sitting in the visiting clubhouse at Pittsburgh's PNC Park, Atlanta starter John Smoltz was adamant in saying he didn't have the resume, the first-half credentials to make a return trip to the All-Star Game.

Davies has Cubs seeing stars
ATLANTA - Hot dogs. F-14 flyovers. American flags. A hometown boy making good.

Braves rally in 9th for win
PHILADELPHIA - With this past weekend marking the official halfway point of the season, it's safe to say there have been a few surprises thus far in the baseball year.

Smoltz, Jones rewarded for carrying big first-half loads
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones as an All-Star seems to be a good fit for the seven-time Gold Glove winner.

Davies has Cubs seeing stars

Interest in ethanol-heavy E85 fuel increases

Disney internships draw college students and criticism
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Dan Cockerell spent his time as a Walt Disney World college intern checking guests into their hotel rooms, working as a custodian and parking cars. He says the experience 16 years ago has been useful in his current job as general manager of the Disney All Star Resort.

Business briefs
U.S. financial markets were closed Monday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Trading resumes today; closing prices will be listed in Wednesday editions.

Free gas used to lure summer tourists

Business briefs
U.S. financial markets were closed Monday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Trading resumes today; closing prices will be listed in Wednesday editions.

How much higher will gasoline prices go?
Q: How much higher will the price of gasoline go this summer?

Disney internships draw college students and criticism
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Dan Cockerell spent his time as a Walt Disney World college intern checking guests into their hotel rooms, working as a custodian and parking cars. He says the experience 16 years ago has been useful in his current job as general manager of the Disney All Star Resort.

Free gas used to lure summer tourists
PORTLAND, Maine - Resort towns worried that high gas prices will keep visitors away are offering an incentive from Maine to California: a free tank of gas.

Amazon.com sitting pretty 10 years later
SEATTLE - Soon after Amazon.com Inc. debuted 10 years ago, Jeff Bezos and his handful of employees spent late summer nights packing books in a tiny warehouse, scrambling to ship a growing gush of orders.

Disney internships draw college students and criticism

Report urges better insurance against cost of terror attacks
PARIS - Some of the world's most advanced economies remain ill-equipped to survive the fallout from a major terrorist atrocity, the OECD is warning, despite widespread efforts since the Sept. 11 attacks to spread insurance risk between public and private sectors.

Report urges better insurance against cost of terror attacks

Closing St. Joseph could start stream of office relocations
St. Joseph Hospital might not be the center of the medical universe in Augusta, but it is at the heart of business for many firms along Wrightsboro Road.

Amazon.com sitting pretty 10 years later
SEATTLE - Soon after Amazon.com Inc. debuted 10 years ago, Jeff Bezos and his handful of employees spent late summer nights packing books in a tiny warehouse, scrambling to ship a growing gush of orders.

Report urges better insurance against cost of terror attacks
PARIS - Some of the world's most advanced economies remain ill-equipped to survive the fallout from a major terrorist atrocity, the OECD is warning, despite widespread efforts since the Sept. 11 attacks to spread insurance risk between public and private sectors.

How much higher will gasoline prices go?

How much higher will gasoline prices go?
Q: How much higher will the price of gasoline go this summer?

Interest in ethanol-heavy E85 fuel increases
EAGAN, Minn. - Like lots of motorists, Chuck Nye thought he had no choice but to grin and bear it as rising gas prices made filling up his minivan a painful experience.

Free gas used to lure summer tourists
PORTLAND, Maine - Resort towns worried that high gas prices will keep visitors away are offering an incentive from Maine to California: a free tank of gas.\r\n

Business briefs

Interest in ethanol-heavy E85 fuel increases
EAGAN, Minn. - Like lots of motorists, Chuck Nye thought he had no choice but to grin and bear it as rising gas prices made filling up his minivan a painful experience.

Closing St. Joseph could start stream of office relocations

Amazon.com sitting pretty 10 years later

Closing St. Joseph could start stream of office relocations
St. Joseph Hospital might not be the center of the medical universe in Augusta, but it is at the heart of business for many firms along Wrightsboro Road.

Phones imperil teen drivers
There are two things teenagers find it almost impossible to live without: One is a car; the other, a cell phone. But now, a growing number of states are telling teens they may have one or the other, but not both - at least not both simultaneously.

What we are
Search the Web. Grab an encyclopedia. Get your high school history teacher on the horn. You won't find it, no matter where you look.

Getting a handle on it
In New York, aggressive panhandling by the "squeegee men" in the 1980s and '90s led to a crackdown - and to fewer visitors being accosted.

Justice for Souter
Wouldn't it be a delicious and well-deserved irony if U.S. Supreme Court justices learned that they - and not just us common folk - must learn to live with the painful consequences of their own bad decisions?

'I am not a crook'?
The speed of Iran's opening will be delayed. But there will be no way to hold in check the desires of the young. It's 2005, not 1979."

'I am not a crook'?
The speed of Iran's opening will be delayed. But there will be no way to hold in check the desires of the young. It's 2005, not 1979."

Boon for south Augusta
If job recruitment were a baseball game, then Richmond County Development Authority Chairman Loren Perry is right when he says his agency just hit a home run.

Phones imperil teen drivers

'I am not a crook'?

Boon for south Augusta

What we are
Search the Web. Grab an encyclopedia. Get your high school history teacher on the horn. You won't find it, no matter where you look.

Phones imperil teen drivers
There are two things teenagers find it almost impossible to live without: One is a car; the other, a cell phone. But now, a growing number of states are telling teens they may have one or the other, but not both - at least not both simultaneously.

Boon for south Augusta
If job recruitment were a baseball game, then Richmond County Development Authority Chairman Loren Perry is right when he says his agency just hit a home run.

What we are

People in the News
COVINGTON, Ga. - The home of the first five episodes of "The Dukes of Hazzard" will host MTV when it comes to film a special on the history of the late 1970s show.

People in the News
COVINGTON, Ga. - The home of the first five episodes of "The Dukes of Hazzard" will host MTV when it comes to film a special on the history of the late 1970s show.

Home-owners grappling with housing boom's side effect
MIAMI - Teri Vasarhelyi and her husband thought they would be able to afford a bigger house with more land in Miami two years ago when they left San Francisco, the most expensive home market in the country.

Home-owners grappling with housing boom's side effect
MIAMI - Teri Vasarhelyi and her husband thought they would be able to afford a bigger house with more land in Miami two years ago when they left San Francisco, the most expensive home market in the country.

Home-owners grappling with housing boom's side effect

Avocado gazpacho can turn into a main course dish

Avocado gazpacho can turn into a main course dish
Now available for summer recipes are plentiful supplies of Hass avocados, the pear-shaped variety with a pebbly skin ranging in color from dark green to almost black.

Baked custard, a perfect dessert for early summer

Baked custard, a perfect dessert for early summer
BATON ROUGE, La. - Any recipe that calls for using a double boiler isn't a quick-fix proposition. For many years, double boilers were requisite in making baked custard; therefore, many cooks, both veteran and novice, didn't attempt to make the simple dessert.

Avocado gazpacho can turn into a main course dish
Now available for summer recipes are plentiful supplies of Hass avocados, the pear-shaped variety with a pebbly skin ranging in color from dark green to almost black.

Baked custard, a perfect dessert for early summer
BATON ROUGE, La. - Any recipe that calls for using a double boiler isn't a quick-fix proposition. For many years, double boilers were requisite in making baked custard; therefore, many cooks, both veteran and novice, didn't attempt to make the simple dessert.

GreenJackets top Asheville Tourists
In Asheville, N.C., the GreenJackets broke out with 6 runs in the top of the first inning and held on to beat Asheville 9-7.

GreenJackets top Asheville Tourists
In Asheville, N.C., the GreenJackets broke out with 6 runs in the top of the first inning and held on to beat Asheville 9-7.

Here's hoping I'm alive for holiday

Augusta's Taylor finally able to return to Tour from injury
Vaughn Taylor could have played in last week's Western Open golf tournament, but he thought better of it.

Streck gets first Champions Tour win
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. - Ron Streck just keeps making golf history.

Augusta's Taylor finally able to return to Tour from injury
Vaughn Taylor could have played in last week's Western Open golf tournament, but he thought better of it.

Streck gets first Champions Tour win
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. - Ron Streck just keeps making golf history.

Baena wins Women's World Match Play

Baena wins Women's World Match Play
GLADSTONE, N.J. - Marisa Baena won the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship after convincing herself that winning didn't really matter.

Streck gets first Champions Tour win

Furyk holds off Woods, gets victory
LEMONT, Ill. - No way Jim Furyk was letting go of this victory. Not this time. Not even to Tiger Woods.

Ferrie wins European Open
STRAFFAN, Ireland - Kenneth Ferrie shot a 2-under 70 Sunday for a two-stroke victory at the European Open, taking advantage when overnight leader Thomas Bjorn carded a 14-over 86.

Augusta's Taylor finally able to return to Tour from injury

Furyk holds off Woods, gets victory

Baena wins Women's World Match Play
GLADSTONE, N.J. - Marisa Baena won the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship after convincing herself that winning didn't really matter.

Furyk holds off Woods, gets victory
LEMONT, Ill. - No way Jim Furyk was letting go of this victory. Not this time. Not even to Tiger Woods.

GreenJackets top Asheville Tourists

Supportive crowd carries tired runners to finish line
ATLANTA - OK, here's the secret about running in the Peachtree Road Race. The distance - 10 kilometers - is a little more than six miles. The race route is a little hilly, but not out of line. The weather is hot and humid.

Supportive crowd carries tired runners to finish line
ATLANTA - OK, here's the secret about running in the Peachtree Road Race. The distance - 10 kilometers - is a little more than six miles. The race route is a little hilly, but not out of line. The weather is hot and humid.

Mother of drowned toddlers charged in deaths
Five people were nominated today for the 9th District seat on the Augusta Commission, but none was able to get the six commission votes needed for election.

No nominee gets Augusta Commission seat
Five people were nominated today for the 9th District seat on the Augusta Commission, but none was able to get the six commission votes needed for election.

Drainage poses a danger

Acting chief comes from a fine family

So-called conservatives are allowing GOP power to slip
For many years the liberal/socialist/kook faction of the Democratic Party, which now owns the party - with collusion from the national news media - held sway over our society. They have brought the country to the brink of ruin. Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Veterans provided freedom for us

Drainage poses a danger
Recently, there have been serious problems for storm water drainage in Columbia County, in particularly at the West Lake subdivision.Ravinder Jerath, Martinez

Veterans provided freedom for us
Regarding Lowell Greenbaum's June 30 letter " 'Emperor' Bush has no clothes," Mr. Greenbaum and his liberal Democratic cronies ignore the fact that their boy, Bill Clinton, was so busy during his eight years in office chasing skirts, that he left very little time and resources to chase bad guys. That's something the Bush administration is having to do for him.Charles H. Kimbrough, Sylvania

So-called conservatives are allowing GOP power to slip

Acting chief comes from a fine family
This is an appeal to the Augusta Commission to waive the college degree requirement for the fire chief position and to name Acting Chief Howard Willis as permanent chief. I am breaking my own policy to endorse Willis, since I have refused many requests to write endorsement letters for people campaigning for political offices and public jobs.Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Drainage poses a danger
Recently, there have been serious problems for storm water drainage in Columbia County, in particularly at the West Lake subdivision. Ravinder Jerath, Martinez

Veterans provided freedom for us
Regarding Lowell Greenbaum's June 30 letter " 'Emperor' Bush has no clothes," Mr. Greenbaum and his liberal Democratic cronies ignore the fact that their boy, Bill Clinton, was so busy during his eight years in office chasing skirts, that he left very little time and resources to chase bad guys. That's something the Bush administration is having to do for him.Charles H. Kimbrough, Sylvania

So-called conservatives are allowing GOP power to slip
For many years the liberal/socialist/kook faction of the Democratic Party, which now owns the party - with collusion from the national news media - held sway over our society. They have brought the country to the brink of ruin.Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Acting chief comes from a fine family
This is an appeal to the Augusta Commission to waive the college degree requirement for the fire chief position and to name Acting Chief Howard Willis as permanent chief. I am breaking my own policy to endorse Willis, since I have refused many requests to write endorsement letters for people campaigning for political offices and public jobs.Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Get facts on Iraq liberation
To anyone who says that liberating Iraq is an injustice, here are the facts that led to forces liberating Iraq: Dan Leonard, Grovetown

Augusta must get smart on water
The June 27 editorial "Saving the Savannah" missed the point. What hope does Augusta have in keeping Atlanta from eventually taking our Savannah River water for their use? Augusta is a blighted area with little money for anything. Atlanta has big money, and will eventually get what it wants.Thomas D. Kohli, Augusta

Get facts on Iraq liberation

Get facts on Iraq liberation
To anyone who says that liberating Iraq is an injustice, here are the facts that led to forces liberating Iraq: Dan Leonard, Grovetown

Health briefs

Living briefs

Is there really such a thing as the 5-second rule?

Condoms' effectiveness at protecting against STDs debated

Seniors calendar

Health and fitness calendar

Review: 'Destroy All Humans!' is campy fun

University program blasting off to save science fiction

Teacher attire becoming a touchy topic

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Health briefs
CHICAGO - A respected medical panel is urging pediatricians not to focus only on height and weight in determining whether a child is too fat.

University program blasting off to save science fiction
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Since the 1950s, James Gunn has lived in the future.

Living briefs
Many women hope to lighten the load in their handbag during the summer, and one way to do that is to ditch the separate lipsticks, pencils and glosses, instead getting color, glitter and shine in a single product.

University program blasting off to save science fiction
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Since the 1950s, James Gunn has lived in the future.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Living briefs
Many women hope to lighten the load in their handbag during the summer, and one way to do that is to ditch the separate lipsticks, pencils and glosses, instead getting color, glitter and shine in a single product.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Teacher attire becoming a touchy topic
LOS ANGELES - Teachers are expected to bear long days, challenging students and demanding parents. Now, apparently, some teachers are baring too much of themselves.

Is there really such a thing as the 5-second rule?
You're happily munching away on a gourmet chocolate chip cookie, and a big hunk breaks off and tumbles to the floor.

Tagging of pygmy elephants could solve ancient mystery
IN THE BORNEO FOREST, Malaysia - Crouched in the vine-tangled forest of Borneo, where the brightest part of the day seems like dusk, Elis Tambing finally got the elusive animal in his laser sight and fired.

Review: 'Destroy All Humans!' is campy fun
What would an advanced, space-faring civilization possibly need from creatures who think sliced bread is a marvel?

Is there really such a thing as the 5-second rule?
You're happily munching away on a gourmet chocolate chip cookie, and a big hunk breaks off and tumbles to the floor.

Condoms' effectiveness at protecting against STDs debated
TRENTON, N.J. - Everyone knows condoms prevent pregnancy and protect against sexually transmitted diseases. But how well do they work?

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Teacher attire becoming a touchy topic
LOS ANGELES - Teachers are expected to bear long days, challenging students and demanding parents. Now, apparently, some teachers are baring too much of themselves.

Health briefs
CHICAGO - A respected medical panel is urging pediatricians not to focus only on height and weight in determining whether a child is too fat.

Review: 'Destroy All Humans!' is campy fun
What would an advanced, space-faring civilization possibly need from creatures who think sliced bread is a marvel?

Condoms' effectiveness at protecting against STDs debated
TRENTON, N.J. - Everyone knows condoms prevent pregnancy and protect against sexually transmitted diseases. But how well do they work?

Studies link TV, poor academics
CHICAGO - Too much TV-watching can harm children's ability to learn and even reduce their chances of getting a college degree, three new studies suggest in the latest effort to examine the effects of television on the young.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Patrick B. Thompson, 10, of North Augusta.

Base's Air Guardsmen will train young forces
EASTOVER, S.C. - National Guard installations around the country are bemoaning shutdowns and cutbacks under the Pentagon's base closure plans, yet veteran pilots and crew chiefs at a small Air National Guard unit in central South Carolina are celebrating.

Extension forces owners out
A planned extension of River Watch Parkway in Columbia County is designed to give motorists a smooth travel route to Washington Road.

Mother of drowned toddlers charged in deaths

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The mother of a 26-year-old woman says it was just happenstance that her family learned that her daughter had been beaten by workers at a state-run facility in Columbia.

Young adjusts to new job

Extension forces owners out

Slaves' heirs get help on property

Augusta Canal project awaits study
More trails, parking and picnic areas are being planned near the Augusta Canal Headgates at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

Across Georgia

Parenthood, Part 2
ATHENS, Ga. - Elizabeth Goss' typical day starts with a wry grin and the words "Put that back."

Volunteers help at Grovetown's holiday barbecue

Holiday Events
grovetown barbecue: Noon today, Goodale Park on Wrightsboro Road; barbecue, a bluegrass band, Polynesian dancers, raffle; barbecue is free if eaten in the park, $5 per plate for takeout; 863-4576

Church endorses gay marriage

Mother of drowned toddlers charged in deaths
Five people were nominated today for the 9th District seat on the Augusta Commission, but none was able to get the six commission votes needed for election.

Grandson takes over fight to clear commander's name
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The grandson of one of the two men blamed for America's lack of preparedness in the attack on Pearl Harbor will now take up the cause to clear his grandfather's name.

Trustee calls for uniform policy review

Slaves' heirs get help on property
CHARLESTON, S.C. - After almost three years protecting the property rights of slave descendants along the South Carolina coast, a project started by attorneys and a local foundation has evolved into the Center for Heirs' Property Preservation.

Trustee calls for uniform policy review
At least one member of the Richmond County Board of Education is asking that the middle school uniform policy be reconsidered.

Across the area
Two Aiken parents were arrested and charged with cruelty to children after police found their toddlers living in squalor with no food or milk.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Project threatens Civil War structures
MARIETTA, Ga. - A proposed housing development has suburban Cobb County debating how to accommodate newcomers while still preserving Civil War relics that historians prize but that sit on valuable land.

Anti-tobacco programs pay off with full funding
ATLANTA - When it comes to spending as much as health officials recommend on tobacco prevention and stop-smoking programs, only three states in the country are making the grade.

Across Georgia
DUBLIN -- A man who police say had a history of domestic violence was found Sunday at his wife's car with her dead body in the trunk. After police discovered the body, the husband tried to run over an officer and was shot, police say.

Airman is buried after 39 years
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Almost four decades after Air Force Capt. David Joseph Phillips went missing in the jungles of South Vietnam, his recently discovered remains were finally returned to his hometown.

Across the southeast
APOPKA, FLA. - As police waited outside, a gunman who held a woman hostage and told police to call backup apparently shot the woman and himself, authorities said Monday.

Across the southeast
FORT MYERS, FLA.- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked thousands of Floridians whose homes were damaged by last summer's four hurricanes to give back more than $27 million in aid overpayments.

Across South Carolina
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska searchers were looking Monday for a missing plane with three men on board.

Developer's record worries North Charleston politicians
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Some local politicians say a developer was not investigated thoroughly enough before North Charleston officials handed him the reins to a $1 billion project to redevelop a closed Navy base.

News you can use

Church endorses gay marriage
ATLANTA - The United Church of Christ's rule-making body voted overwhelmingly Monday to approve a resolution that endorses same-sex marriage, making it the largest Christian denomination to do so.

No nominee gets Augusta Commission seat

Kid of the Day

Former Citadel chief, veteran dies at age 84
CHARLESTON, S.C.- Lt. Gen. George Marion Seignious, a former president of The Citadel and a World War II veteran, has died. He was 84.

Across the area

Fireworks finish 4th's festivities in Augusta
Ron Swank had just what the Fourth of July crowd wanted. Not sparklers or firecrackers. He was selling something much cooler - Creamsicles, Klondike Bars and Nutty Buddys.

Runaways might run into danger
Mary Brinson says she gets plenty of sleep these days, but rest was hard to come by not so long ago.

Young adjusts to new job
Former Augusta Mayor Bob Young has been so busy getting into his new job at HUD the past two weeks, he hasn't had time to look back.

Drums keep blues away
George Dixon's friend told him that day that he needed to go ahead and quit his job. Mr. Dixon might cut off a finger and then he wouldn't be able to go on the road with R&B duo Sam and Dave the next week, the friend warned.

Rants and raves
Comments from our readers:

UGA says dean broke policy on harassment
ATHENS, Ga. - The dean of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication made comments that a reasonable person could have interpreted as sexual advances, in violation of the University of Georgia's nondiscrimination and anti- harassment policy, according to an internal investigation.

Parenthood, Part 2

Five questions with GreenJackets mascot Sting
With the South Atlantic League all-star game in town last week, we asked John Sisson, a representative for Sting, to run these questions past the popular GreenJackets mascot.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Patrick B. Thompson, 10, of North Augusta.

Residents, academics working to save Gullah
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Cornelia Bailey hadn't heard her great-great-uncle Shadrack Hall's Gullah stories in 50 years.

Church is closer to endorsement
ATLANTA - A committee of about 50 United Church of Christ representatives gave nearly unanimous approval Sunday to a resolution that moved the church one step closer to becoming the largest Christian denomination to endorse same-sex marriage.

The week ahead
Happy Fourth of July! I'm getting hungry just thinking about all the cookouts happening today. Whether you're getting into events downtown or some other place, enjoy yourself, and keep in mind Georgia on My Mind Day - my pick this week.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The mother of a 26-year-old woman says it was just happenstance that her family learned that her daughter had been beaten by workers at a state-run facility in Columbia.

Many farmers start to abandon tobacco
DENTON, Ga. - Any day now, James Emory Tate plans to pull the remaining three acres of tobacco from the gray dirt of his farm in south Georgia.

Lawyer legislators profit in work with state boards
COLUMBIA - Lawmakers made millions of dollars last year by representing clients in front of boards and commissions that the Legislature appoints. The lawyer legislators also earned fees by representing clients in court in front of judges they helped elect.

Across the area
The Augusta Engineering Department has announced the following road closures as a result of today's Independence Day activities in Richmond County:

Parenthood, Part 2
ATHENS, Ga. - Elizabeth Goss' typical day starts with a wry grin and the words "Put that back."

Lawyer legislators profit in work with state boards
COLUMBIA - Lawmakers made millions of dollars last year by representing clients in front of boards and commissions that the Legislature appoints. The lawyer legislators also earned fees by representing clients in court in front of judges they helped elect.

Across South Carolina
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska searchers were looking Monday for a missing plane with three men on board.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - A Chatham County politician has targeted the boisterous host of a political talk radio program with a defamation lawsuit.

Some say gas still causing problems
GRANITEVILLE - Dana Yonce says she isn't enjoying her backyard garden this year as she has in the past. Her skin breaks out when she goes outside, a condition that has worsened as temperatures climb higher.

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

The week ahead
Happy Fourth of July! I'm getting hungry just thinking about all the cookouts happening today. Whether you're getting into events downtown or some other place, enjoy yourself, and keep in mind Georgia on My Mind Day - my pick this week.

Church is closer to endorsement
ATLANTA - A committee of about 50 United Church of Christ representatives gave nearly unanimous approval Sunday to a resolution that moved the church one step closer to becoming the largest Christian denomination to endorse same-sex marriage.

Base's Air Guardsmen will train young forces
EASTOVER, S.C. - National Guard installations around the country are bemoaning shutdowns and cutbacks under the Pentagon's base closure plans, yet veteran pilots and crew chiefs at a small Air National Guard unit in central South Carolina are celebrating.

Teaching English draws on creativity
ROME, Ga. - It used to be that schools taught English to non-native pupils by pulling them out of classes an hour or so each day for language study, then putting them back in a regular classroom to struggle through lessons in a language they didn't speak.

UGA says dean broke policy on harassment
ATHENS, Ga. - The dean of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication made comments that a reasonable person could have interpreted as sexual advances, in violation of the University of Georgia's nondiscrimination and anti- harassment policy, according to an internal investigation.

Some say gas still causing problems
GRANITEVILLE - Dana Yonce says she isn't enjoying her backyard garden this year as she has in the past. Her skin breaks out when she goes outside, a condition that has worsened as temperatures climb higher.

Drums keep blues away
George Dixon's friend told him that day that he needed to go ahead and quit his job. Mr. Dixon might cut off a finger and then he wouldn't be able to go on the road with R&B duo Sam and Dave the next week, the friend warned.

Small part is spent on prevention
ATLANTA - The millions of dollars states receive from tobacco companies every year have gone to plugging everything from budget holes to pot holes.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Asia Monique Welch of Augusta.

Fireworks finish 4th's festivities in Augusta

Developer's record worries North Charleston politicians

Across South Carolina

Many farmers start to abandon tobacco

Rants and raves
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Anti-tobacco programs pay off with full funding

UGA says dean broke policy on harassment

Anti-tobacco programs pay off with full funding
ATLANTA - When it comes to spending as much as health officials recommend on tobacco prevention and stop-smoking programs, only three states in the country are making the grade.

Fireworks finish 4th's festivities in Augusta
Ron Swank had just what the Fourth of July crowd wanted. Not sparklers or firecrackers. He was selling something much cooler - Creamsicles, Klondike Bars and Nutty Buddys.

Across the area
Two Aiken parents were arrested and charged with cruelty to children after police found their toddlers living in squalor with no food or milk.

No nominee gets Augusta Commission seat
Five people were nominated today for the 9th District seat on the Augusta Commission, but none was able to get the six commission votes needed for election.

Across Georgia
DUBLIN -- A man who police say had a history of domestic violence was found Sunday at his wife's car with her dead body in the trunk. After police discovered the body, the husband tried to run over an officer and was shot, police say.

Extension forces owners out
A planned extension of River Watch Parkway in Columbia County is designed to give motorists a smooth travel route to Washington Road.

Airman is buried after 39 years

Young adjusts to new job
Former Augusta Mayor Bob Young has been so busy getting into his new job at HUD the past two weeks, he hasn't had time to look back.

News you can use
Aiken County Development Committee: 5 p.m. today, small meeting room, council building, 736 Richland Ave. W., Aiken

News you can use
Aiken County Development Committee: 5 p.m. today, small meeting room, council building, 736 Richland Ave. W., Aiken

Lawyer legislators profit in work with state boards

Rants and raves
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Rants and Raves
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Volunteers help at Grovetown's holiday barbecue
GROVETOWN - On a site normally reserved for baseball, the serving line stretched from right field all the way past home plate.

Developer's record worries North Charleston politicians
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Some local politicians say a developer was not investigated thoroughly enough before North Charleston officials handed him the reins to a $1 billion project to redevelop a closed Navy base.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Asia Monique Welch of Augusta.

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

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - A Chatham County politician has targeted the boisterous host of a political talk radio program with a defamation lawsuit.

Kid of the Day

Airman is buried after 39 years
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Almost four decades after Air Force Capt. David Joseph Phillips went missing in the jungles of South Vietnam, his recently discovered remains were finally returned to his hometown.

Base's Air Guardsmen will train young forces

Across the area
The Augusta Engineering Department has announced the following road closures as a result of today's Independence Day activities in Richmond County:

Small part is spent on prevention

Church endorses gay marriage
ATLANTA - The United Church of Christ's rule-making body voted overwhelmingly Monday to approve a resolution that endorses same-sex marriage, making it the largest Christian denomination to do so.

Drums keep blues away

Many farmers start to abandon tobacco
DENTON, Ga. - Any day now, James Emory Tate plans to pull the remaining three acres of tobacco from the gray dirt of his farm in south Georgia.

Across Georgia

Small part is spent on prevention
ATLANTA - The millions of dollars states receive from tobacco companies every year have gone to plugging everything from budget holes to pot holes.

July Fourth Closings

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The week ahead

Trustee calls for uniform policy review
At least one member of the Richmond County Board of Education is asking that the middle school uniform policy be reconsidered.

Across the area

Volunteers help at Grovetown's holiday barbecue
GROVETOWN - On a site normally reserved for baseball, the serving line stretched from right field all the way past home plate.

Some say gas still causing problems

Church is closer to endorsement

Slaves' heirs get help on property
CHARLESTON, S.C. - After almost three years protecting the property rights of slave descendants along the South Carolina coast, a project started by attorneys and a local foundation has evolved into the Center for Heirs' Property Preservation.

Here's hoping I'm alive for holiday
By the time you read this, I might very well be lying in a hospital bed, my body bandaged from head to foot, my fingers scorched, my brain full of questions such as: Why, after all these years, did I finally decide to set off fireworks for the Fourth of July?

Here's hoping I'm alive for holiday
By the time you read this, I might very well be lying in a hospital bed, my body bandaged from head to foot, my fingers scorched, my brain full of questions such as: Why, after all these years, did I finally decide to set off fireworks for the Fourth of July?

You'll know Jack: new format hits the radio dial

You'll know Jack: new format hits the radio dial
NEW YORK - It's the format of the future. Or the flavor of the month.

Q&A: Kem on voices, God and growing old
NEW YORK - You know you're big-time when counterfeit copies of your new album hit the streets before they hit stores.

Q&A: Kem on voices, God and growing old

You'll know Jack: new format hits the radio dial
NEW YORK - It's the format of the future. Or the flavor of the month.

Q&A: Kem on voices, God and growing old
NEW YORK - You know you're big-time when counterfeit copies of your new album hit the streets before they hit stores.

Daytona win puts Stewart over top
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Tony Stewart always has been a study of contradiction, but never more so than after Sunday morning's finish of the Pepsi 400.

Kanaan wins close race

Daytona win puts Stewart over top

Daytona win puts Stewart over top
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Tony Stewart always has been a study of contradiction, but never more so than after Sunday morning's finish of the Pepsi 400.

Kanaan wins close race
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The pole and the crowd might have belonged to Danica Patrick. The trophy - and the last word - went to Tony Kanaan.

Kanaan wins close race
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The pole and the crowd might have belonged to Danica Patrick. The trophy - and the last word - went to Tony Kanaan.

Mr. Carl Stone, Sr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Alexander Anderson, Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Hayward W. Johnson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Graveside funeral services will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Westover Memorial Park with Rev. Robert C. Daniel officiating.

Mrs. Janet Wells    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
BELVEDERE, S.C. - Mrs. Janet Walker Wells, 84, wife of the late Ralph David Wells, of Audubon Circle, entered into rest Friday, July 1, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Margaret McManus    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral arrangements for Mr. James E. Turner, 74, of Waters Edge Drive, Augusta, who died July 3, 2005, will be announced.

Mr. Alexander Anderson, Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Alexander "Ed" Anderson will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at Mt. Transfiguration Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence D. Hill officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Janet Senseman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Janet Elaine Wills Senseman, 65, of Augusta, entered into rest Saturday, July 2, 2005, due to complications from lung cancer surgery.

Mr. Hubert Redd, Sr.    (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)
VAUCLUSE, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Hubert A. Redd, Sr., beloved husband of the late Mrs. Ruby Grice Redd, will be Wednesday, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Hugh V. Rountree    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
TWIN CITY, Ga. - Hugh Virgil Rountree, age 90, of Twin City, entered into rest on Sunday, July 3, 2005.

Dr. Francis J. (Frank) Krakowiak    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital, Dr. Francis J. (Frank) Krakowiak, 73, husband of Mrs. Marianne Krakowiak.

Mrs. Ann Robinson    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)
BURNETTOWN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Kirkland Robinson, beloved daughter of the late Brice and Edna Smith Kirkland, will be Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Hubert Redd, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia M. Reeves    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Julia Montgomery Reeves, 84, widow of Mr. Paul F. Montgomery and Mr. James Reeves, of Dell Dr., but had resided at the Lake Crossing Nursing Home, Appling, for the last four years, died Saturday, July 2, 2005 in the McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mr. "Big C" Evans    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Charlie Andrew "Big C" Evans, 78, died Sunday, July 3, 2005 at Burke Medical Center, Waynesboro. "Big C" was born October 10, 1926 in Sardis to the late William Francis and Margaret Kirkman Evans.

Mr. Hubert Redd, Sr.    (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)
VAUCLUSE, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Hubert A. Redd, Sr., beloved husband of the late Mrs. Ruby Grice Redd, will be Wednesday, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Mary Baxley    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mary Hutto Creech Baxley, 82, widow of Hubert Baxley, died Sunday, July 3, 2005 at the Barnwell County Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. John Nixon, Rev. Ricky Creech and Rev. Marshall Still officiating.

Mr. James Perry Lee    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. James Perry Lee, 62, who passed away Friday, July 1, 2005, will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at Miller Swamp Baptist Church, Sycamore, with Revs. Thomas Moore and Virgin Johnson, Jr. officiating.

Mrs. Cathy Ogle    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Mrs. Cathy Ogle, 71, of Wildwood Dr. S.E., Harlem, entered into rest July 2, 2005.

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, July 4, 2005 at Doctors Hospital, Mrs. Lola R. Perhonish Williams, 83, of Martinez. Mrs. Williams was a native of Glascock County.

Mrs. Janet Senseman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Janet Elaine Wills Senseman, 65, of Augusta, entered into rest Saturday, July 2, 2005, due to complications from lung cancer surgery.

Mrs. Cathy Ogle    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Mrs. Cathy Ogle, 71, of Wildwood Dr. S.E., Harlem, entered into rest July 2, 2005.

Rev. Dr. Waldo P. Harris, III    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie R. Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest at her residence Monday, July 4, 2005, Mrs. Elsie R. Norman.

Mrs. Janie Mae Grant    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. John Moore    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Mr. John Moore, age 61, of 47 Ella Quiller Road, Graniteville, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2005 at his residence.

Mrs. Cathy Ogle    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Susie Lowe, of Amsterdam Drive, entered into rest Monday, June 27, 2005 at the Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Ann Robinson    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mr. Hayward W. Johnson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Graveside funeral services will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Westover Memorial Park with Rev. Robert C. Daniel officiating.

Mr. Jim Edward Scott    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
WIN CITY, Ga. - Jim Edward "Jimbo" Scott, age 45, entered into rest on Saturday, July 2, 2005. Funeral services are Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at 11;00 a.m. in the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary with Rev. Le Grand Willis officiating.

Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes, 71, of Barbara Lane, North Augusta, who died July 2, 2005 will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Bible Baptist Church, Sweetwater Road, Edgefield County,. Dr. Alan R. Tillman officiating.

Mr. Robert A. Bass    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Robert Albert Bass, of Warrenton, made Heaven his home on July 28, 2005.

Featured obituary: Rev. Dr. Waldo P. Harris III
The Rev. Dr. Waldo P. Harris III devoted a lifetime to the Baptist faith he loved - and to making sure its rich history was preserved for future generations.

Mr. Robert A. Bass    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Robert Albert Bass, of Warrenton, made Heaven his home on July 28, 2005.

Mr. Alexander Anderson, Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Alexander "Ed" Anderson will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at Mt. Transfiguration Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence D. Hill officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Frances Coxville    (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Mrs. Frances G. Coxville, of Steep Hollow Rd., entered into rest July 4, 2005 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vance Beasley officiating.

Mr. Edwin C. Bertsche    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Moore    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Mr. John Moore, age 61, of 47 Ella Quiller Road, Graniteville, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2005 at his residence.

Miss Candace J. Canady    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. James Perry Lee    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. James Perry Lee, 62, who passed away Friday, July 1, 2005, will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at Miller Swamp Baptist Church, Sycamore, with Revs. Thomas Moore and Virgin Johnson, Jr. officiating.

Mr. James F. Drennan, Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Robinson    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)
BURNETTOWN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Kirkland Robinson, beloved daughter of the late Brice and Edna Smith Kirkland, will be Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Bertha Green    (DEARING, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Rev. Dr. Waldo P. Harris III
The Rev. Dr. Waldo P. Harris III devoted a lifetime to the Baptist faith he loved - and to making sure its rich history was preserved for future generations.

Mrs. Cleo Winfrey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Cleo Winfrey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Milton E. Ivie, Jr.    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet Wells    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Darrell B. Kampschror    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Larson Harkness    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Hamilton    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Newman Davis    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella F. Allmond    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory L. Foster    (DELAWARE, Ohio)

Mr. Alexander Anderson, Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Blanche S. Guillebeau    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara A. Hatcher    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Edwin C. Bertsche    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hayward W. Johnson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Candace J. Canady    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Michael W. Kirby    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Newman Davis    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Drennan, Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Baerbel McElroy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory L. Foster    (DELAWARE, Ohio)

Mrs. Ellen Mosley    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Green    (DEARING, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie L. Perrin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche S. Guillebeau    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia M. Reeves    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Hamilton    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sara A. Hatcher    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara A. Hatcher    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, June 30, 2005 at Oconee Regional Medical Center, Mrs. Sara Alethia Hatcher, mother of Dr. James Franklin Hatcher Jr., Milledgeville.

Mr. Milton E. Ivie, Jr.    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Coxville    (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Mrs. Frances G. Coxville, of Steep Hollow Rd., entered into rest July 4, 2005 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vance Beasley officiating.

Mr. Hayward W. Johnson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Baxley    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mary Hutto Creech Baxley, 82, widow of Hubert Baxley, died Sunday, July 3, 2005 at the Barnwell County Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. John Nixon, Rev. Ricky Creech and Rev. Marshall Still officiating.

Mr. Darrell B. Kampschror    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Francis J. (Frank) Krakowiak    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital, Dr. Francis J. (Frank) Krakowiak, 73, husband of Mrs. Marianne Krakowiak.

Mr. Michael W. Kirby    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes, 71, of Barbara Lane, North Augusta, who died July 2, 2005 will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Bible Baptist Church, Sweetwater Road, Edgefield County,. Dr. Alan R. Tillman officiating.

Mrs. Frances Larson Harkness    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. "Big C" Evans    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Charlie Andrew "Big C" Evans, 78, died Sunday, July 3, 2005 at Burke Medical Center, Waynesboro. "Big C" was born October 10, 1926 in Sardis to the late William Francis and Margaret Kirkman Evans.

Mrs. Susie Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Edward Scott    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
WIN CITY, Ga. - Jim Edward "Jimbo" Scott, age 45, entered into rest on Saturday, July 2, 2005. Funeral services are Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at 11;00 a.m. in the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary with Rev. Le Grand Willis officiating.

Mrs. Janie Mae Grant    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Delores Truitt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Baerbel McElroy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Susie Lowe, of Amsterdam Drive, entered into rest Monday, June 27, 2005 at the Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Margaret McManus    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Elsie R. Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest at her residence Monday, July 4, 2005, Mrs. Elsie R. Norman.

Mrs. Ellen Mosley    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, July 4, 2005 at Doctors Hospital, Mrs. Lola R. Perhonish Williams, 83, of Martinez. Mrs. Williams was a native of Glascock County.

Mrs. Cathy Ogle    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral arrangements for Mr. James E. Turner, 74, of Waters Edge Drive, Augusta, who died July 3, 2005, will be announced.

Ms. Mattie L. Perrin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia M. Reeves    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Julia Montgomery Reeves, 84, widow of Mr. Paul F. Montgomery and Mr. James Reeves, of Dell Dr., but had resided at the Lake Crossing Nursing Home, Appling, for the last four years, died Saturday, July 2, 2005 in the McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Hubert Redd, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Hugh V. Rountree    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
TWIN CITY, Ga. - Hugh Virgil Rountree, age 90, of Twin City, entered into rest on Sunday, July 3, 2005.

Mrs. Julia M. Reeves    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet Wells    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
BELVEDERE, S.C. - Mrs. Janet Walker Wells, 84, wife of the late Ralph David Wells, of Audubon Circle, entered into rest Friday, July 1, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Ann Robinson    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ella F. Allmond    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Stone, Sr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet Wells    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Delores Truitt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Dr. Waldo P. Harris, III    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara A. Hatcher    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, June 30, 2005 at Oconee Regional Medical Center, Mrs. Sara Alethia Hatcher, mother of Dr. James Franklin Hatcher Jr., Milledgeville.

Mrs. Lucy Hamilton (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Drennan, Jr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Rev. Dr. Waldo P. Harris, III (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory L. Foster (DELAWARE, Ohio)

Mrs. Margaret McManus (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Alexander Anderson, Sr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Miss Candace J. Canady (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Michael W. Kirby (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Green (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Stone, Sr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Newman Davis (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Darrell B. Kampschror (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Robinson (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Cleo Winfrey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie L. Perrin (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Coxville (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Baerbel McElroy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Larson Harkness (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alexander Anderson, Sr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Elsie R. Norman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellen Mosley (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Dr. Francis J. (Frank) Krakowiak (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche S. Guillebeau (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James Perry Lee (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia M. Reeves (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Edward Scott (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Rev. Dr. Waldo P. Harris III

Mrs. Janet Wells (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara A. Hatcher (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Cathy Ogle (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Hubert Redd, Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Hayward W. Johnson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Edwin C. Bertsche (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh V. Rountree (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia M. Reeves (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet Senseman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Mae Grant (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet Wells (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Hubert Redd, Sr. (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Delores Truitt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Lowe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella F. Allmond (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. "Big C" Evans (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Cathy Ogle (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. John Moore (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Robinson (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Baxley (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Susie Lowe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert A. Bass (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Hayward W. Johnson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara A. Hatcher (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Milton E. Ivie, Jr. (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Campaigning for bids is Olympic sport, too
SINGAPORE - Charlie Battle, a veteran Olympic lobbyist and key member of New York's 2012 bid team, surveyed the swirl of politicking, glad-handing and schmoozing and shook his head.

Campaigning for bids is Olympic sport, too

Campaigning for bids is Olympic sport, too
SINGAPORE - Charlie Battle, a veteran Olympic lobbyist and key member of New York's 2012 bid team, surveyed the swirl of politicking, glad-handing and schmoozing and shook his head.

Overtime

Federer wins third Wimbledon title

Armstrong stays out of trouble

Okari, Kiplagat win Peachtree Road Race

Armstrong eyes yellow jersey at Tour de France

Overtime

Federer wins third Wimbledon title
WIMBLEDON, England - Roger Federer felt tense before facing Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon final and jittery during it, his right arm shaking, his heartbeat rising.

Federer wins third Wimbledon title
WIMBLEDON, England - Roger Federer felt tense before facing Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon final and jittery during it, his right arm shaking, his heartbeat rising.

Armstrong stays out of trouble
LES ESSARTS, France - A master of strategy after all these rides, Lance Armstrong did what he had to: He stayed out of trouble.

Okari, Kiplagat win Peachtree Road Race
ATLANTA - Lornah Kiplagat of the Netherlands won the 10-kilometer Peachtree Road Race for the fourth time Monday while Gilbert Okari of Kenya captured the men's race.

Overtime
In Oxford, Miss., Mississippi coach Ed Orgeron has dismissed incoming freshman linebacker Wallace Bates from the team for violating an unspecified team rule.

Overtime
In Singapore, organizers of the 2006 Winter Olympics have secured reserve funding in case the Turin Games go over budget.

Overtime
In Singapore, organizers of the 2006 Winter Olympics have secured reserve funding in case the Turin Games go over budget.

Armstrong eyes yellow jersey at Tour de France
TOURS, France - Lance Armstrong pedaled beside the overall leader of the Tour de France and admired his taste in fashion. The six-time champion wants to be decked out in yellow again, and he might not have to wait long.

Overtime
In Oxford, Miss., Mississippi coach Ed Orgeron has dismissed incoming freshman linebacker Wallace Bates from the team for violating an unspecified team rule.

Armstrong eyes yellow jersey at Tour de France
TOURS, France - Lance Armstrong pedaled beside the overall leader of the Tour de France and admired his taste in fashion. The six-time champion wants to be decked out in yellow again, and he might not have to wait long.

Armstrong stays out of trouble
LES ESSARTS, France - A master of strategy after all these rides, Lance Armstrong did what he had to: He stayed out of trouble.

Okari, Kiplagat win Peachtree Road Race
ATLANTA - Lornah Kiplagat of the Netherlands won the 10-kilometer Peachtree Road Race for the fourth time Monday while Gilbert Okari of Kenya captured the men's race.

Boxer dies in hospital after Las Vegas bout
LAS VEGAS - Boxer Martin Sanchez of Mexico died a day after he was knocked out in a super lightweight bout by Rustam Nugaev of Russia.

Woman sees dead people; CBS sees a hit
NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio - Mary Ann Winkowski's paranormal experiences as a ghostbuster for hire have inspired CBS to place "Ghost Whisperer" on its fall lineup, with Jennifer Love Hewitt in the title role.\r\n

ABC finds neighborhood that isn't too friendly

Woman sees dead people; CBS sees a hit
NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio - Mary Ann Winkowski's paranormal experiences as a ghostbuster for hire have inspired CBS to place "Ghost Whisperer" on its fall lineup, with Jennifer Love Hewitt in the title role.

ABC finds neighborhood that isn't too friendly
NEW YORK - ABC's extraordinary cancellation of "Welcome to the Neighborhood" less than two weeks before its premiere proves that reality television can only handle so much reality.

Woman sees dead people; CBS sees a hit

ABC finds neighborhood that isn't too friendly
NEW YORK - ABC's extraordinary cancellation of "Welcome to the Neighborhood" less than two weeks before its premiere proves that reality television can only handle so much reality.

People in the News

A way with words can lead to prizes in lyrics contest

Circle of good friends can help you manage life's ups, downs
Teens facing graduation can't help but think back on the ties and close friendships they've built over the years.

My style
THE FACTS: Katrina Dunn, 14, a rising freshman at T.W. Josey High School

My style

Xtreme calendar
ALL ABOARD: Today is the deadline to turn in applications for the 2005-06 Teen Board. Go to www.augustachronicle.com/xtreme to fill out the form. The deadline is 5 p.m.

Circle of good friends can help you manage life's ups, downs

Find out how sister feels about boy, then proceed
This week's problem: There's this boy I like and my sister likes (him, too). Should I go with him or leave him alone?

Find out how sister feels about boy, then proceed
This week's problem: There's this boy I like and my sister likes (him, too). Should I go with him or leave him alone?

A way with words can lead to prizes in lyrics contest
There are radio, music television, MP3 players and downloads, and let's not forget ring-tones. Music is everywhere, and most folks don't mind trying to sing it (even if it is a little off-key).

My style
THE FACTS: Katrina Dunn, 14, a rising freshman at T.W. Josey High School

Question of the week
Q: Should parents know what school clubs their teens sign up for?

A way with words can lead to prizes in lyrics contest
There are radio, music television, MP3 players and downloads, and let's not forget ring-tones. Music is everywhere, and most folks don't mind trying to sing it (even if it is a little off-key).

Freshman year away at college opens doors to freedom, memories
A year ago, I was an apprehensive high school senior ready to move on to what I had been looking forward to for the past 12 years: college. No more 6:30 a.m. wake-up calls, no more sitting in a freezing cinder-block building for seven hours a day until, finally, at 2:50 p.m., the bell for freedom rang, and my fellow classmates and I would stumble into the bright sunshine.

Circle of good friends can help you manage life's ups, downs
Teens facing graduation can't help but think back on the ties and close friendships they've built over the years.

Xtreme calendar
ALL ABOARD: Today is the deadline to turn in applications for the 2005-06 Teen Board. Go to www.augustachronicle.com/xtreme to fill out the form. The deadline is 5 p.m.

Xtreme calendar

Find out how sister feels about boy, then proceed