Ramblin' Rhodes: Country crooner still active at 83

'God's Favorite' has fun with Job's tribulations

David Niven left behind wealth of watchable films

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Movies are listed with theater location for today through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times.

Art galleries
AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 122 Laurens St. S.W.; Lamar Dodd: A Retrospective, through April 12; recreational classes include calligraphy, painting, photography and puppetry; children 2 and older may participate in watercolors, drawing and collage; (803) 641-9094.

David Niven left behind wealth of watchable films
David Niven, born on this day in 1910, was something of a one-trick pony. Certainly, he was never an actor in the running to play cowboys, space rangers or blue-collar toughs. But he could play David Niven, the gentrified Englishman with a roving eye and mischievous grin, better than anybody. Between 1934 and his death in 1983, Mr. Niven averaged two movies a year, each time spinning his dapper, and sometimes daffy, persona in interesting ways. So, in honor of what would have been Mr. Niven's 92nd birthday, here are some outstanding films featuring the unflappable star.

Concert calendar

Band members swear by quitting their day jobs
Members of the Charleston, S.C., band Jump, Little Children never wanted to be hard-drinking, hotel-trashing rock stars.

Video watch

'God's Favorite' has fun with Job's tribulations
In the Bible, Job withstood death, disease and despair to prove his devotion to God. His trials take up 42 chapters.

Club calendar

Ballet troupe presents snapshot of 'Casablanca'
Everybody comes to Rick's: soldiers, sinners, jaded expatriates - and now the Augusta Ballet.

Applause calendar
SPRINGTIME MADE IN THE SOUTH: Craft show with more than 250 exhibitors 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; $4.50, age 12 and younger free; (800) 683-3772.

Bradberry never compromised his music
I hate having to say goodbye.

Standing ovations

Standing ovations
SOUND CZECHS: The Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society will present a concert by the Brno Chamber Orchestra and violinist Michiko Otaki at 8 tonight at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theat

Applause calendar

Tastes change at Mango's
Mango's Cafe in Aiken is nothing if not adaptable. The restaurant, housed in a stately old home on Laurens Street, opened in 1995 with an emphasis on Caribbean and Jamaican food. But the owner/chef soon realized that his ethnic fare was less popular with locals than he had anticipated.

Ballet troupe presents snapshot of 'Casablanca'

Concert calendar
JUMP LITTLE CHILDREN AND BIG MIGHTY: Thursday, Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; all-ages show, doors open 7 p.m., music at 8; $8 in advance, $10 day of show; 722-8341.

Band members swear by quitting their day jobs

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs:

Video watch
JUST OUT: Bones, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, 13 Ghosts, The Musketeer and Megiddo: The Omega Code 2

See if you can pick out Oscar
Bring it on, film fans.

Mini reviews

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country crooner still active at 83
If you are in Nashville, Tenn., early in the morning, there is a place you can go where you stand a good chance of meeting 83-year-old country legend Eddy Arnold: Cool Springs Galleria shopping mall.

See if you can pick out Oscar

Sale of Red Sox means end of Yawkey era

New column photos remind us of passing time

Perez, Bako vie for backup spot

Braves continue with annual tradition

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

Water heater switch gives low-tech help

IRS has $2.3 billion in unclaimed refunds

Best Buy races in

Greenspan: recession may be near end

Business briefs

Economists predict recession is over

Offices planned near site of shops

Durable-goods orders rise bigger-than-expected

Keown leads Pacers past North Florida in overtime

Lady Pacers make early exit

Tennessee looking for 11th SEC tournament title

Paine advances in tournament

Paine women fall in opener

Duke relaxed coming off undefeated ACC season

VMI's Conley ready to show himself at SoCon tournament

Trio comes up big for Jaguars

Budding beauty

Some gardeners are moonstruck

Flower-show classes being offered

Jackets top Wake Forest

To learn U.S. history, just count your change

Tough road predicted for proposed 'major tour'

DiMarco rolls on as tour moves to frigid Florida

Twelve-year-old prepares to tee off in Takefuji Classic

Tiger Woods sets record as Chinese taxpayer

Prep basketball scores

Prep playoff capsules

Lady Spartans will face Bulldogs

Four area AAAA teams are in south sectionals

Lemieux expected to miss rest of season

Navy will not get airfield
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - The Department of Energy will not consider locating a practice airfield for the Navy's new attack fighters within Savannah River Site, according to a Navy spokesman.

Lynx road report

Superstitions abound on team

Across the area

Senator seeks aid for black colleges

Around town

School renovations continue

21 sets of twins bid 'good morning' to nation

Jurors to rule in home break-in

Fired director wants back pay

Fowl festival honors wild chickens

Senators work out spending agreement

Residents cry foul over car-part fence

Subscriber of the day

Across the area


Trial begins for two men in home invasion

Recovery of corpses proceeds gradually

Authorities seek forgery suspects

Across South Carolina

News you can use

Cultural tastes

Ex-mayor promotes race talks

Navy will not get airfield

People reflect as month ends

Around town

SuperSonics 98, Hawks 81

Young players need to emerge from Jordan's shadow

Jordan has surgery, could return this season

Madden to 'Monday Night Football'

Aikman not missing football as much as he thought

Veteran QB eager for starting job with contender

NFL considering Thursday night start to season

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Mrs. Ruby Brown (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mazie McCoy (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Carter (CAYCE, S.C.)

Mr. John Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Burton (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Leonard Cheeley Sr. (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle Neville (ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.)

Mr. Henry Thomason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clyde Boyles (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Gunter (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Ware (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Merender Reese (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Coleman Sr. (ELLABELL, Ga.)

Mr. Lipot Dent Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlotte Nye (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Lawton (COLUMBUS, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Mims (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Muldrow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Lind (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joe Allen Jr. M.D. (PENSACOLA, Fla.)

Mr. Richard Bentz (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Lipot Dent Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lessie Christie (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Stone (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Cary Timmons (BESSEMER, Ala.)

Mrs. Myrna Richardson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Dyson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Brian Willis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. DeWayne Hyman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Gunter (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Cohn (GRACEWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Quarles (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna Carithers (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Oglesby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Dicks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Young (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Mr. Larney Stevens (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Jay (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Rev. Joseph Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Joyner (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Garnett (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Glenn (FORT WORTH, Texas)

Mr. Johnnie Brown (EHRHARDT, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Thompson Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Waypa (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Sides (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara Bruder (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Olive Kirkland (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Cohn (GRACEWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Bradberry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Advice: Be present at cremation

Readers say justice not done for Aleta Bunch

More police needed

Alexander Williams' schizophrenia is for real

Burning questions

Readers think mayor needs vision, not a veto

Navy jets will cause bird dog capital to go to the dogs

First Friday is a boon to Augusta

Crematory operator clean, honest

Strike balance

Speak out now

Hydrogen dreams

Siege by automated telemarketers makes phone a hassle

Seen it all now?


Spotlight on Geoffrey Bodine

NASCAR notebook

State tournament starts Saturday


IMG, CART announce partnership for Cleveland Grand Prix

Park begins comeback from injury

Canadian gold medalists pull out of world figure skating championships

Fishing report

Fishing tournament news

Ludwig, Blackburn team champs

Lady Spartans will face Bulldogs
ALBANY, Ga. - Glenn Hills used a 7-0 run late in the third quarter en route to its 64-52 Class AAAA State Playoff win over Crisp County at the Albany Civic Center Thursday evening.

Victory creates believers

Olympics net gold for NBC

Spate of films put soldiers in good light

Health calendar

Dogs take revenge on Gamecocks

Bulldogs top Gamecocks in OT

Gamecocks have to answer a lot of questions this spring

Lady Gamecocks seniors leaving program winners

Odds and ends

Man fakes robbery to avoid paying wedding bill

Nutritionists join clients for restaurant excursions

Mysterious rashes nag investigators

High risk of hypertension after age 55

Area's hospice access widens

Is zapping mail for public safety worth the cost?

Women misdiagnose infections

Preventing another heart attack

Evidence of huge flood on Mars

Trafficking via Internet a growing threat

Cat cloning puts fluffy face on controversial procedure