Originally created 05/07/02

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SEEKING FASHION REBELS

It's cap-and-gown time again. As grads proudly accept their diplomas, The Augusta Chronicle wants you to think back to your own graduation day.

We want to know what outrageous things you wore under your gown. A Hawaiian shirt? Overalls? A swimsuit?

We want your stories - and photos - if you have them.

Please describe your rebellious apparel and send it to Graduation Rebels, Newsroom, The Augusta Chronicle, PO Box, 1928, Augusta, GA 30903. Or you may fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to lisalohr@augustachronicle.com

Please include your name, address and daytime and evening phone numbers, plus the school and year of graduation. Submissions must be received by Monday, May 13. We'll share graduation day stories on Tuesday, May 28. For more information, call Ms. Lohr at 823-3332.

WHAT'S NEW

Robot cleaner keeps pool cool

With summer looming before them, pool owners are facing a season of constant cleaning and vacuuming their pools.

To help out with these chores, Aqua Products has created the Aquabot, a robot that will clean the pool unsupervised. The Aquabot has a built-in, programmed microprocessor that directs the robot around any size, shape or surfaced pool.

For more information about the Aquabot, visit www.aquaproducts.com or call (800) 221-1750.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Singer Jimmy Ruffin is 63. News correspondent Tim Russert (Meet the Press) is 52. Actor Michael E. Knight (All My Children) is 43. Actress Traci Lords is 33.

YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY: Start out your year by finishing an old project. Don't think about what you won or lost; think about what you learned. You'll soon find all sorts of ways to use those skills.