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.

Band members swear by quitting their day jobs

Concert calendar

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

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.

Mini reviews
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.

Standing ovations

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.

Ballet troupe presents snapshot of 'Casablanca'

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.

Club calendar

'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.

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.

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

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country crooner still active at 83

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

Applause calendar

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

David Niven left behind wealth of watchable films

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.

Video watch

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.

See if you can pick out Oscar

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

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

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

Mini reviews

New column photos remind us of passing time

Lopez's pitching approach catches Marlins off guard
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Albie Lopez could see the puzzlement on the faces of the Florida Marlins.

Braves payroll continues to grow
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- So, John Schuerholz was asked, when was the last time he put together a team that finished a season with a lower payroll than the previous year's club?

Lopez's pitching approach catches Marlins off guard

Braves continue with annual tradition

Braves payroll continues to grow

Braves notebook

Slumping fleet sales erode February results for automakers
DETROIT -- U.S. vehicle sales declined a modest 3 percent last month compared with a very strong February a year ago, and automakers and financial analysts say it's further proof the economy is rebounding.

Business briefs

Augusta's unemployment rate drops
Augusta's unemployment rate dropped almost a full point in January to 4.4 percent, down from 5.1 percent in December, according to state labor statistics.

IRS has $2.3 billion in unclaimed refunds

Cheerful investors send Dow up 262, Nasdaq up 71
NEW YORK -- Encouraged by news that the manufacturing sector has begun its recovery and that consumers are spending solidly, investors sent stocks surging Friday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials up more than 260 points and to its best close since late August, before the terrorist attacks.

Cheerful investors send Dow up 262, Nasdaq up 71

Woman gets help with gifts
Members Financial Services representative Mike Herrington (left) goes over financial planning with Barbara Zagrodnik of Martinez at SRP Federal Credit Union.

IRS audit rate no longer dropping
WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service's audit rate is falling no longer, but the average taxpayer still faces long odds in being audited.

Slumping fleet sales erode February results for automakers

Offices planned near site of shops

Best Buy races in

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Encouraged by news that the manufacturing sector has begun its recovery and that consumers are spending solidly, investors sent stocks surging Friday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials up more than 260 points and to its best close since late August, before the terrorist attacks.

Economists predict recession is over

IRS audit rate no longer dropping

Clemson looks for Dantzler's successor
Clemson's spring football drills start today, but speculation regarding who will replace quarterback Woody Dantzler began minutes after the Tigers' 49-24 win over Louisiana Tech in the Humanitarian Bowl.

Clemson 14, College of Charleston 6

Clemson 14, College of Charleston 6
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Jarrod Schmidt had six RBIs on four hits to lead Clemson to a 14-6 victory over College of Charleston on Friday.

Paine makes title game

Paine advances in tournament

Jags win despite poor shooting

Richardson out as Arkansas coach

Lady Pacers make early exit

Duke relaxed coming off undefeated ACC season

Trio comes up big for Jaguars

Ax center's board, too

Way to go, Butler

Burke Co. to Navy: 'No'

Budding beauty

Flower-show classes being offered

Some gardeners are moonstruck

Furman beats Georgia Southern
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Furman wasn't going to blow this lead to Georgia Southern.

Furman beats Georgia Southern

Twelve-year-old golfer shoots 74

Fujii takes early second-round lead in Takefuji Classic
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii -- Kasumi Fujii shot a 9-under-par 61 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead over defending champion Lorie Kane during the second round of the season-opening Takefuji Classic.

DiMarco rolls on as tour moves to frigid Florida

Els takes command at Doral; Tiger lurking
MIAMI -- Even with 25 mph gusts making the Blue Monster play two strokes harder, the Big Easy made it look like a breeze Friday in the Genuity Championship.

Fujii takes early second-round lead in Takefuji Classic

Twelve-year-old golfer shoots 74
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii -- Twelve-year-old Michelle Wie was having too much fun to worry about missing the cut in her LPGA Tour debut.

Tough road predicted for proposed 'major tour'

Hephzibah girls prevail

Lady Spartans will face Bulldogs

Lady Tigers fight back

Silver Bluff stops Hanahan

Prep basketball scores

Late rally advances Swainsboro

Lemieux expected to miss rest of season

Thrashers beat Islanders with late goal
ATLANTA -- Yannick Tremblay scored two goals, including the winner with 3:03 remaining, and the Atlanta Thrashers made it two in a row since the Olympic break with a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night.

Thrashers beat Islanders with late goal

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.

Class-action lawyers are terrorists who cost consumers money

U.S. must fight by terrorists' rules

Class-action lawyers are terrorists who cost consumers money

How juries arrive at verdicts

Lynx road report

Morrow lifts Lynx to win
MOBILE, Ala. - Scott Morrow scored just 23 seconds into overtime, as the Augusta Lynx capped a late rally to beat the Mobile Mysticks 2-1 on Friday night.

Lynx road report
Today: vs. Pensacola Ice Pilots, Mobile Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.

Morrow lifts Lynx to win

Lynx road report

Across the area

Navy proposal protested
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - About 550 people gathered Friday morning to make sure their congressman - and the Navy - know their opinion of a new military airfield in Burke County.

Jury finds two guilty in burglary
A jury convicted two young men of armed robbery and burglary Friday for taking part in a violent home invasion, but acquitted both of aggravated sodomy.

21 sets of twins bid 'good morning' to nation

Across Georgia
ATHENS -Residents of a mobile home park who fought unsuccessfully to save their rental homes from apartment developers are moving out.

Correction

Navy proposal protested

Subscriber of the day
Jeff Cooper is today's subscriber of the day.

Pupils celebrate literacy on Dr. Seuss' birthday
With "Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss" spelled out across the gym's brick wall, Langford Middle School pupils took time Friday to celebrate reading.

Around town

Across the area
An Evans man was critically injured Friday afternoon on Columbia Road when he tried to make a left turn onto Chamblin Road and was hit by a dump truck, police reported.

Senators work out spending agreement

Public Transit offers bus pass
Local stores will eventually sell swipe cards for unlimited weekly or monthly use of Augusta Public Transit.

Navy will not get airfield

Fowl festival honors wild chickens

Cultural tastes

Classic Art
Under watchful eyes, harpist Vonda Darr entertains party-goers at the Friday evening's Morris Museum of Art 10th anniversary celebration.

School renovations continue

Legislator seeks voters' opinion on new position
The change that came to Columbia County's commission during the past two years could be heading to the county's board of education.

Jurors to rule in home break-in

Students, teachers earn STAR honors
Thirteen Richmond County high school students and 13 teachers will be honored Monday at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center for their academic successes.

Senate passes tax holiday
ATLANTA - Georgians will get a break from the sales tax on school clothing and big computer purchases at two different times this year under a bill given final Senate approval Friday.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for coming days include:

School gives warning on meningitis
AIKEN - Health officials suspect a 5-year-old kindergarten pupil has a "somewhat contagious" form of bacterial meningitis.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -The South Carolina Hunley Commission will hear formal presentations next week from three communities vying to build a museum to house the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship.

School gives warning on meningitis

Parade route changes
Increased interest in world welterweight boxing champion Vernon Forrest's homecoming forced a change in today's parade route.

Classic Art

Protests over flag continue
COLUMBIA - The NAACP plans to begin "border patrols" today to discourage visitors from spending money in South Carolina, part of an ongoing protest over the Confederate flag flying on Statehouse grounds.

News you can use

Pupils celebrate literacy on Dr. Seuss' birthday

Students, teachers earn STAR honors

Judge rules against university in gender bias lawsuit
Barring an appeal, associateprofessor Linda M. Brooks should be back in the classroom at the University of Georgia by the fall semester.

In the know

Residents cry foul over car-part fence

Subscriber of the day

Bond denied for slaying suspect
RIDGELAND, S.C. - A doctor's wife accused of killing her husband inside their plantation home and spending several days alone with his body was denied bond this week and will remain in custody until trial.

Group teaches skills for today's students

Robot pharmacist reduces errors

Crematory judge looks at keeping gag order

Jury finds two guilty in burglary

Legislator seeks voters' opinion on new position

Crematory judge looks at keeping gag order
LAFAYETTE, Ga. - Investigators, politicians and the media have created a "carnival atmosphere" around the discovery of hundreds of discarded bodies at Tri-State Crematory, a lawyer for the crematory operator told a judge Friday.

Bond denied for slaying suspect

Plea of deputy is not guilty
A former sheriff's deputy accused of conspiracy and drug charges pleaded innocent Friday in U.S. District Court.

Deep freeze hits farmers, hurts plants

DUIs drop in North Augusta
North Augusta police experienced a 10-year low in the number of drunken driving arrests last year, a drop the patrol captain attributes to successful campaigns against DUI.

Across the area

Deep freeze hits farmers, hurts plants
HOMERVILLE, Ga. - With his four acres of strawberries under an icy cover, Jason Bell was hopeful he had succeeded in saving his crop at the expense of a sleepless night.

Escapee thought to be in Augusta
An escaped convict was believed to be in Augusta on Friday night after police found a vehicle that had been reported stolen from an Alabama correctional institution.

News you can use
At the Legislature Friday, a move developed to force creation of a state dental school at Augusta. Behind the move were state Reps. William M. Fleming, James M. Hull and John C. Bell, all of Richmond County.

Group teaches skills for today's students
AIKEN - For Amy Storey, high school extracurricular activities at Ridge Spring-Monetta meant one of two things.

In the know
I WOULD LIKE TO RANT about people who blow their horn for a long time in front of someone's house.

Robot pharmacist reduces errors
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - It doesn't take long vacations. It works tirelessly through the night. Best of all, Robot-Rx makes fewer errors than its human counterparts.

Young players need to emerge from Jordan's shadow

Collins expects Jordan will play again

Collins expects Jordan will play again
CHICAGO -- Washington Wizards coach Doug Collins expects to see Michael Jordan in uniform again. It's just a matter of when.

Paine makes title game
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Willie Adkinson came off the bench to score 25 points and 15 rebounds to led Paine College past defending champion Kentucky State 81-77 in the semifinals of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament.

Weary Pacers ousted
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Clint Keown couldn't save USC Aiken this time.

Richardson out as Arkansas coach
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas bought out Nolan Richardson's contract for $3 million Friday, capping a week in which the outspoken coach complained he was treated differently because he is black.

Jags win despite poor shooting
COLUMBUS, Ga. - One thing Augusta State men's basketball coach Gary Tuell likes about his team is that sometimes it doesn't have to shoot well to win.

Madden to 'Monday Night Football'

Heisman winner runs with a different pack

Veteran QB eager for starting job with contender

NFL considering Thursday night start to season

Falcons seeking help at offensive line, receiver

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Mrs. Edna Carithers    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Mrs. Edna Carithers, 84, widow of Robert E. Carithers, of Deari

Mrs. Lizzie Trammell    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Davaney    (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Hazel Allen Davaney, 79, of Woodland Way NE, Gainesville, Ga., died February 28 following an extended illness. Funeral services are planned for 2

Mr. Joseph Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Larney Stevens    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
LANGLEY, S.C. - Entered into rest, Mrs. Larney Mae Smoak Stevens, wife of the late Mr. Malcolm E. Stevens

Mrs. Eva Holmes    (TRENTON, S.C.)
TRENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Eva Mae Berry

First Sgt. Wade Waldrup    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Merender Reese    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, February 23, 2002, at the Doctors Hospital, Mrs. Merender Reese of Terrell Forth Road, Keysville. Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. at William Grove Bapt

Mr. Marion Collins Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest March 27, 2002. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, March 2, 2002, at 6 p.m. at

Mrs. Erika McKenzie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Erika McKenzie, 71, entered into rest February 28, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Poteet Funeral Home, Greene Street Chapel, 529 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901.

Mr. Charles Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUG

Mr. George King    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral arrangements for Mr. George P. King, 82, of Lady Street, North Augusta, who died March 1, 2002, will be announced. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta, S.C. in charge of arrangements. (803/278-1181).

Mrs. Florence Smith    (KITE, Ga.)
KITE, Ga. - Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary announces the death of Florence Greenway Smith, age 92, of Kite, on Thursday, February 28, 2002, at the Bryan Nursing Home in Powder Springs, after an extended illness. Funeral services will

Mrs. Betty Latimore    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Betty Latimore of Pineview Avenue,

Mr. Gilliam Walker    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Entered into rest on March 1, 2002, Mr. Gilliam Walker, husband of Mrs. Dovie Walker of Grovetown. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Thomas L. King Funeral Home.

Mr. Jeffery Lind    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Jeffery Gilbert Lind, age 46, of Augusta, entered into rest Tuesday, February 26, 2002. A graveside service will be conducted today, Saturday, March 2, 2002, at 2 p.m., in the Graniteville Cemetery with

Mrs. Vivian Deas    (TIMMONSVILLE, S.C.)
TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. - Vivian Prosser Deas, 73, died February 28, 2002 at her residence. She was born in Florence County, a daughter of the late Joe S. and Nellie Gaskins P

Mrs. Maggie B. Lovett    (SPARTA, Ga.)
SPARTA, Ga. - Mrs. Maggie Burgamy Lovett of Fairmont Road in Sparta, died Thursday. Funeral servic

Mr. Michael Cox Jr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Michael Atkins Cox Jr. of Louisville, died on Friday, March 1, 2002, at the Jefferson Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Georgia Vox. Me

Mr. Eddie Marcum Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Eddie Marcum Sr., entered into rest Friday, March 1, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Poteet Funeral Home, Greene Street Chapel, 529 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901.

Mr. Charles Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Ware    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.

Mr. Lester Todd    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Entered into rest on February 28, 2002, at the VA Medical Center

Mrs. Helen Gunter    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into rest, Helen Lovett Gunter, of Pickens Avenue. She was the mother of Ricky Gunter, Doris Keefe, Betty Lowe and J

Mrs. Leiala Terrell    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.- Mrs. Leiala Weaver Terrell, 90, of Crawfordville, died February 27, 2002, at the Wills Me

Mrs. Carrie Glenn    (FORT WORTH, Texas)

Mr. James Smith    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Mr. James Smith entered into rest Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at University Hospital. Mr. Smith, 64, was a resident of Beech Isla

Mrs. Grace Force    (SALUDA, S.C.)
SALUDA, S.C.- Grace Coleman Force, 90, of Hickory Grove Road, died Thursda

Mr. Thomas Barreca    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga.

Mr. Richard Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Richard Dyson, 73, of Karian Drive, entered into rest Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at University Hospital, beloved husba

Mr. Jerry Hudson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Peebles- Curry-Durden Mortuary announces the death of Jerry O. Hudson of Swainsboro, on Thursday, February 28, 2002 in Augusta, after an extended illness. Funeral services are Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m. in the Mount Shady Bapt

Mr. Lipot Dent Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Lipot Dent Jr., age 48, entered into rest on Saturday, February 23, 2002, in University Hospital. The funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, March 2, 2002, at 2:30 p.m. from The Living Word Ch

Mrs. Louise Jay    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
KEYSVILLE, Ga. - Entered into rest on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 in Keysville, Mrs. Louise Dorn Jay, of Satcher Blvd., wife of Rev. Marion L. Jay. Funeral services will

Mr. Kirkwood Robinson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mr. James Kirkwood Robinson, beloved husband of the late Harriet Robinson, departed this life on Monday, February 25, 2002

Mr. David Joyner    (SARDIS, Ga)
SARDIS, Ga. _ Mr. David Lee Joyner, 72, of Screven St., died Thursday, February 28, 2002, at his residence. Funeral s

Mr. Stanley Quarles    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Stanley Alvin Quarles, 49, of Powder House Road, SE, died Thursday, February 28, 2002, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebra

Steven Keenan Jr.    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
LANGLEY, S.C. - Entered into rest Wednesday, February 27, 2002, Steven Donald Keenan Jr., age 13, of Aiken, S.C., beloved son of Sherry V. Shirah of Aiken, S

Mrs. Eva Woods    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Iverson Judge III    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Tuesday, February 26,

Featured obituary: Charles Thompson
Those who knew Charles Thompson say there is nothing he wouldn't do to help his fellow man.

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

Mrs. Jennie Waypa (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Oglesby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Steven Keenan Jr. (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. David Joyner (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Collins Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Smith (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Richard Dyson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Glenn (FORT WORTH, Texas)

Mrs. Louise Jay (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Cox Jr. (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

First Sgt. Wade Waldrup (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mazie McCoy (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Deas (TIMMONSVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Iverson Judge III (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Gilliam Walker (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Garnett (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Marcum Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lessie Christie (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie B. Lovett (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Thomason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Erika McKenzie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Muldrow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George King (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Charles Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Richard Dyson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lizzie Trammell (APPLING, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Betty Latimore (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Merender Reese (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Woods (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Lind (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Cohn (GRACEWOOD, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joe Lawton (COLUMBUS, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Jay (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Leiala Terrell (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Brian Willis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Ware (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cary Timmons (BESSEMER, Ala.)

Mrs. Lizzie Trammell (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Holmes (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Edna Carithers (DEARING, Ga.)

First Friday is a boon to Augusta

Seen it all now?

Strike balance

Hydrogen dreams

Siege by automated telemarketers makes phone a hassle

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

Advice: Be present at cremation

Speak out now

U.S. must fight by terrorists' rules
Regarding the execution of American journalist Daniel Pearl, I was shocked - not at what I saw on the front page of The Atlanta Constitution and our own Augusta Chronicle, but at what I didn't see. Jason Childers, Waynesboro, Ga.

Ax center's board, too
You know your organization is in bad shape if you have to fire the manager, even though he was working for free. Welcome to the whacky world of Augusta's New Hope Community Center.

Class-action lawyers are terrorists who cost consumers money
Much of the public is unaware - or doesn't care - about our home-grown economic terrorists - the class-action lawyers who strike fear into the hearts and souls of American businesses. Allan Levene, Augusta

Way to go, Butler
A student's SAT scores aren't always a predictor of success in college, but the correlation has proven undeniably strong in study after study.

How juries arrive at verdicts
I was not in the courtroom to hear the testimony in the trial of Aaron LeBlanc, so I cannot make a rational comment on that verdict. But I have had the privilege of being a juror, so I can comment on the work done by juries. Jim Hartman, Aiken, S.C.

Burke Co. to Navy: 'No'
Rep. Charlie Norwood was given his mandate from Burke County residents Friday - some 550 people crowded into a meeting room to tell him to block the Navy's attempt to build an airstrip for the Super Hornet.

Overtime

Grand Am driver killed

Overtime

IMG, CART announce partnership for Cleveland Grand Prix

IOC rejects Austrian explanation over transfusion equipment

State tournament starts Saturday

Swingley set to defend title in 30th running of Iditarod

Todd Bodine is good at the Las Vegas game

Grand Am driver killed
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Grand American series driver Jeff Clinton was killed during practice Friday when his open-wheel, open-cockpit race car veered off course, flipped repeatedly and landed upside down.

Swingley set to defend title in 30th running of Iditarod
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Doug Swingley is confident without sounding boastful when he talks about his bid for an unprecedented fourth straight victory in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Todd Bodine is good at the Las Vegas game
LAS VEGAS - Todd Bodine came to Las Vegas needing to strike it rich.

Local swim tournament draws top talent
The Southern Zone Eastern Sectional Championships at the Augusta Aquatic Center feature some of the best swimmers in the area as well as some top international talent.

IOC rejects Austrian explanation over transfusion equipment
LONDON -- The IOC scoffed at Austrian claims that there were legitimate medical uses for the blood-transfusion equipment found in a house used by the nation's cross-country skiers at the Olympics.

Overtime
The Nashville Predators traded defenseman Marc Moro to Toronto on Friday for defensemen Marty Wilford and D.J. Smith.

Fishing tournament news

Fishing report

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.

Late rally advances Swainsboro
For Swainsboro's Shayla Roberts, this was her nightmare. Shots weren't falling, the Lady Tigers were losing and frustrated, and there wasn't a thing she could do about it.

Prep basketball scores
Prep basketball scores from Friday night's games.

Lady Tigers fight back
For Swainsboro's Shayla Roberts, this was her nightmare. Shots weren't falling, the Lady Tigers were losing and frustrated, and there wasn't a thing she could do about it.

Hephzibah girls prevail
ALBANY, Ga. - Hephzibah's Lady Rebels pulled out a Georgia Class AAAA basketball victory in the last 10 seconds Friday, defeating Westlake 54-53.

Silver Bluff stops Hanahan
ESTILL, S.C. - Silver Bluff advanced to the Class AA Lower State finals Friday night with a 65-47 victory over Hanahan.

Laney moves ahead
The two are best friends, so Laney's Tomika Brisco is going to tell the truth about teammate Shawanda Geter.

Falcons seeking help at offensive line, receiver
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Michael Vick and Jamal Anderson have laid out the welcome mat in Atlanta. Their message: If you're a quality free agent, put the Falcons atop your list.

Heisman winner runs with a different pack
INDIANAPOLIS -- Eric Crouch's sweatshirt didn't look quite right Friday afternoon at the opening of the NFL scouting combine.

Seahawks unveil a "leaner, meaner, tougher" logo
KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks president Bob Whitsitt unveiled the team's new logo and colors Friday, hoping they will set the tone for a big season when the team moves into its new stadium this fall.

Kids Kingdom is solution to same old Sunday school
Teacher burnout, unenthusiastic children and changed demographics added up to a Sunday-school emergency at Woodlawn United Methodist Church.

Faith and Fellowship calendar
Submit items for the Faith and Fellowship calendar in writing by noon Monday.

Gospel's message should be shared
When we find a hot bargain, we share the good news with relatives and friends. It's too good not to share.

Faith digest
Ethical decisions in dying and death cross denominational lines. A workshop, with staggered sessions for clergy, physicians and the general public, will be offered at St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, on Wednesday, March 13.

Going to the chapel
He remembers her as the tallest girl in the fourth grade. She doesn't remember him at all.

FDA approves extra safety testing of blood supply
WASHINGTON -- The government approved sophisticated genetic fingerprinting tests Thursday for blood banks to use to reduce the risk of the AIDS or hepatitis C viruses slipping into transfusions.

Another downside for clones: they get fat
It's not easy being a clone. Your cells age prematurely toward a shorter life span, you're prone to develop arthritis at a young age - and you get fat.

EBay seller wanted on fraud charges
WHITE LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Green packing popcorn, large boxes and a note saying "closed for inventory" are nearly all that is left of a ceramic-figurine store whose owner went out at lunchtime one day and never returned.

Fishermen, conservationists both expecting bad news
BOSTON -- New England fishermen fear that a new set of federal rules due out Friday will devastate their industry, while conservationists worry the government won't go far enough.

Lady Vols top Georgia

Georgia's pulling for Kentucky today

Georgia's pulling for Kentucky today
Will today's game between No. 16 Georgia and Tennessee be monumental or incidental?

Lady Vols top Georgia
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Most of the Tennessee Lady Vols are used to talking about great games. It may take freshman Shyra Ely a while.

Gamecocks, Clemson clash
Whether Clemson's and South Carolina's baseball teams are great, really good or just good could be determined by Sunday evening.

South Carolina to say goodbye to Coliseum
COLUMBIA, S.C. - It would have been difficult to think of a better way to christen a sparkling, state-of-the art arena.

Lady Gamecocks seniors leaving program winners

Arkansas 79, No. 12 S. Carolina 61

South Carolina to say goodbye to Coliseum

Gamecocks have to answer a lot of questions this spring

Arkansas 79, No. 12 S. Carolina 61
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Arkansas couldn't have started its Southeastern Conference schedule much worse. Now the Lady Razorbacks plan on finishing their season in style.

Preventing another heart attack

Area's hospice access widens

Is zapping mail for public safety worth the cost?

Cat cloning puts fluffy face on controversial procedure

High risk of hypertension after age 55

FDA approves extra safety testing of blood supply

Another downside for clones: they get fat

Nutritionists join clients for restaurant excursions

Kids Kingdom is solution to same old Sunday school

Going to the chapel

Faith and Fellowship calendar