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.

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

Applause calendar

Club calendar

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

Video watch

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

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.

Concert calendar

Standing ovations

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country crooner still active at 83

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.

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

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.

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

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

See if you can pick out Oscar

'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.

Band members swear by quitting their day jobs

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.

David Niven left behind wealth of watchable films

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.

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?

Braves notebook

Braves payroll continues to grow

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.

Lopez's pitching approach catches Marlins off guard

Braves continue with annual tradition

Business briefs

Economists predict recession is over

Offices planned near site of shops

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.

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

Best Buy races in

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

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.

Slumping fleet sales erode February results for automakers

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.

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.

Cheerful investors send Dow up 262, Nasdaq up 71

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 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

Duke relaxed coming off undefeated ACC season

Jags win despite poor shooting

Lady Pacers make early exit

Trio comes up big for Jaguars

Paine makes title game

Paine advances in tournament

Richardson out as Arkansas coach

Ax center's board, too

Burke Co. to Navy: 'No'

Way to go, Butler

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

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.

DiMarco rolls on as tour moves to frigid Florida

Fujii takes early second-round lead in Takefuji Classic

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.

Tough road predicted for proposed 'major tour'

Hephzibah girls prevail

Prep basketball scores

Silver Bluff stops Hanahan

Late rally advances Swainsboro

Lady Spartans will face Bulldogs

Lady Tigers fight back

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

Class-action lawyers are terrorists who cost consumers money

Class-action lawyers are terrorists who cost consumers money

How juries arrive at verdicts

Lynx road report

Morrow lifts Lynx to win

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.

Lynx road report

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.

Deep freeze hits farmers, hurts plants

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.

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

School renovations continue

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.

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.

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.

Cultural tastes

Correction

Crematory judge looks at keeping gag order

Navy proposal protested

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.

Bond denied for slaying suspect

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

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

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.

Around town

Across the area

Students, teachers earn STAR honors

Legislator seeks voters' opinion on new position

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.

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

Classic Art

Residents cry foul over car-part fence

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

Navy will not get airfield

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

Across the area

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.

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.

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.

Jurors to rule in home break-in

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.

Fowl festival honors wild chickens

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.

Senators work out spending agreement

In the know

Robot pharmacist reduces errors

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

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.

Pupils celebrate literacy on Dr. Seuss' birthday

21 sets of twins bid 'good morning' to nation

Subscriber of the day

School gives warning on meningitis

News you can use

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

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.

Jury finds two guilty in burglary

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

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

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.

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.

Falcons seeking help at offensive line, receiver

Madden to 'Monday Night Football'

Veteran QB eager for starting job with contender

NFL considering Thursday night start to season

Heisman winner runs with a different pack

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Charles Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eva Woods    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

First Sgt. Wade Waldrup    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

Mrs. Lizzie Trammell    (APPLING, 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. 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. 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. 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

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

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. Charles Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Eva Holmes    (TRENTON, S.C.)
TRENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Eva Mae Berry

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

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. Carrie Glenn    (FORT WORTH, Texas)

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. Lipot Dent Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby Cohn (GRACEWOOD, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Louise Jay (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Merender Reese (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Joyner (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Edna Carithers (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Dyson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sandra Muldrow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

First Sgt. Wade Waldrup (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jennie Waypa (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Glenn (FORT WORTH, Texas)

Mr. Joseph Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lessie Christie (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gilliam Walker (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Henry Thomason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Erika McKenzie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lizzie Trammell (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Oglesby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Woods (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Thomas Garnett (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Lawton (COLUMBUS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Betty Latimore (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jeffery Lind (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mazie McCoy (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Louise Jay (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Cary Timmons (BESSEMER, Ala.)

Mrs. Leiala Terrell (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Brian Willis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Ware (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lizzie Trammell (APPLING, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Richard Dyson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Strike balance

First Friday is a boon to Augusta

Speak out now

Seen it all now?

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

Advice: Be present at cremation

Siege by automated telemarketers makes phone a hassle

Hydrogen dreams

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

IMG, CART announce partnership for Cleveland Grand Prix

Swingley set to defend title in 30th running of Iditarod

Grand Am driver killed

Overtime

Overtime

Todd Bodine is good at the Las Vegas game

IOC rejects Austrian explanation over transfusion equipment

State tournament starts Saturday

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Georgia's pulling for Kentucky today

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.

Lady Vols top Georgia

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.

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.

Arkansas 79, No. 12 S. Carolina 61

Gamecocks have to answer a lot of questions this spring

Lady Gamecocks seniors leaving program winners

South Carolina to say goodbye to Coliseum

Cat cloning puts fluffy face on controversial procedure

Nutritionists join clients for restaurant excursions

High risk of hypertension after age 55

Another downside for clones: they get fat

Is zapping mail for public safety worth the cost?

FDA approves extra safety testing of blood supply

Preventing another heart attack

Area's hospice access widens

Faith and Fellowship calendar

Going to the chapel

Kids Kingdom is solution to same old Sunday school