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.

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

Mini reviews

Video watch

Club calendar

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.

Band members swear by quitting their day jobs

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'

'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.

David Niven left behind wealth of watchable films

Concert calendar

Applause calendar

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.

Standing ovations

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

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country crooner still active at 83

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.

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
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

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

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

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

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.

See if you can pick out Oscar

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.

New column photos remind us of passing time

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
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Albie Lopez could see the puzzlement on the faces of the Florida Marlins.

Braves notebook

Braves continue with annual tradition

Braves payroll continues to grow

Lopez's pitching approach catches Marlins off guard

Cheerful investors send Dow up 262, Nasdaq up 71

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.

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.

Business briefs

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.

IRS audit rate no longer dropping

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.

Slumping fleet sales erode February results for automakers

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.

Offices planned near site of shops

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.

Economists predict recession is over

Best Buy races in

IRS has $2.3 billion in unclaimed refunds

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
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.

Clemson 14, College of Charleston 6

Trio comes up big for Jaguars

Duke relaxed coming off undefeated ACC season

Jags win despite poor shooting

Paine advances in tournament

Paine makes title game

Richardson out as Arkansas coach

Lady Pacers make early exit

Burke Co. to Navy: 'No'

Way to go, Butler

Ax center's board, too

Flower-show classes being offered

Some gardeners are moonstruck

Budding beauty

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

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
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.

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.

Fujii takes early second-round lead in Takefuji Classic

Tough road predicted for proposed 'major tour'

DiMarco rolls on as tour moves to frigid Florida

Late rally advances Swainsboro

Lady Tigers fight back

Hephzibah girls prevail

Prep basketball scores

Silver Bluff stops Hanahan

Lady Spartans will face Bulldogs

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.

U.S. must fight by terrorists' rules

How juries arrive at verdicts

Class-action lawyers are terrorists who cost consumers money

Class-action lawyers are terrorists who cost consumers money

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

Lynx road report

Morrow lifts Lynx to win

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.

Legislator seeks voters' opinion on new position

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.

News you can use

Cultural tastes

Crematory judge looks at keeping gag order

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

Navy proposal protested

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.

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

Students, teachers earn STAR honors

Jurors to rule in home break-in

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.

School gives warning on meningitis

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

Residents cry foul over car-part fence

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.

In the know

Across the area

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.

Senators work out spending agreement

Deep freeze hits farmers, hurts plants

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.

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.

Jury finds two guilty in burglary

Across the area

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.

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.

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

Classic Art

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.

Subscriber of the day

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.

21 sets of twins bid 'good morning' to nation

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.

Fowl festival honors wild chickens

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.

Correction

Bond denied for slaying suspect

Group teaches skills for today's students

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.

Pupils celebrate literacy on Dr. Seuss' birthday

Around town

Robot pharmacist reduces errors

Navy will not get airfield

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Collins expects Jordan will play again

Young players need to emerge from Jordan's shadow

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.

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.

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

NFL considering Thursday night start to season

Madden to 'Monday Night Football'

Falcons seeking help at offensive line, receiver

Heisman winner runs with a different pack

Veteran QB eager for starting job with contender

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

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

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

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

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. Charles Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUG

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Carrie Glenn    (FORT WORTH, Texas)

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

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

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

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. 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. 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

Mr. Charles Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

Mrs. Eva Woods    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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).

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

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

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.

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

First Sgt. Wade Waldrup    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lizzie Trammell    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Cohn (GRACEWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Muldrow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Erika McKenzie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Ware (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Merender Reese (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Jay (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry Thomason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lessie Christie (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Joyner (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Brian Willis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Lawton (COLUMBUS, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Jennie Waypa (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gilliam Walker (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lizzie Trammell (APPLING, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Mazie McCoy (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Dyson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Oglesby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Lind (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Leiala Terrell (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

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

First Sgt. Wade Waldrup (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carrie Glenn (FORT WORTH, Texas)

Mrs. Lizzie Trammell (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Cary Timmons (BESSEMER, Ala.)

Mrs. Betty Latimore (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Dyson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Woods (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Jay (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Carithers (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas Garnett (APPLING, Ga.)

Speak out now

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

Siege by automated telemarketers makes phone a hassle

First Friday is a boon to Augusta

Advice: Be present at cremation

Strike balance

Hydrogen dreams

Seen it all now?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Todd Bodine is good at the Las Vegas game

Swingley set to defend title in 30th running of Iditarod

IOC rejects Austrian explanation over transfusion equipment

Overtime

Overtime

IMG, CART announce partnership for Cleveland Grand Prix

State tournament starts Saturday

Grand Am driver killed

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.

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.

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.

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 report

Fishing tournament news

Ludwig, Blackburn team champs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lady Vols top Georgia

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.

Georgia's pulling for Kentucky today

Arkansas 79, No. 12 S. Carolina 61

Gamecocks have to answer a lot of questions this spring

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.

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.

Lady Gamecocks seniors leaving program winners

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.

South Carolina to say goodbye to Coliseum

FDA approves extra safety testing of blood supply

Nutritionists join clients for restaurant excursions

Is zapping mail for public safety worth the cost?

High risk of hypertension after age 55

Another downside for clones: they get fat

Preventing another heart attack

Area's hospice access widens

Cat cloning puts fluffy face on controversial procedure

Faith and Fellowship calendar

Kids Kingdom is solution to same old Sunday school

Going to the chapel

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