Demise of old Hook house saddens reader

Mail Boxes Etc. locations change name to The UPS Store
ATLANTA -- United Parcel Service announced Monday that 3,330 Mail Boxes Etc. franchises across the country will be renamed The UPS Store.

Perdue to lead rural panel

Wall Street gains on easing of war fears
NEW YORK -- Wall Street pushed moderately higher Monday, snapping four straight days of declines on news that Iraq approved a U.N. demand for surveillance flights.

Greenspan says uncertainty over war harms economic growth
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Tuesday that uncertainties about a war with Iraq represent the biggest cloud hanging over the nation's struggling economy.

Wall Street gains on easing of war fears

Proposal could end pet travel on planes

First Union signs off

Perdue to lead rural panel
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue said Monday that the best way to spur economic development outside of Atlanta is to offer incentives for homegrown companies to expand.

Greenspan says uncertainty over war harms economic growth

Stocks fall on war worries, economic uncertainty
NEW YORK -- Worries about war and terrorism upset Wall Street Tuesday, sending stocks lower after the release of a tape purportedly of Osama bin Laden expressing solidarity with Iraq.

Pocket change

Business briefs

Company to offer free e-mail accounts

Visitors bureau looks at potential

Company buys rights to process

Proposal could end pet travel on planes
Carrying Fido on your next flight out of Augusta Regional Airport isn't just frowned on by vets - in the future, airlines may stop allowing pets on planes altogether.

Stocks fall on war worries, economic uncertainty

Business briefs
Augusta-Aiken area businesses that received 2002 Economic Census forms have until Wednesday to send the results back to the federal government.

Pocket change
ATLANTA - A Senate committee voted unanimously Tuesday for a predatory-lending bill they say is a strong compromise that will help stabilize the state's mortgage industry while protecting vulnerable residents.

Visitors bureau looks at potential
When Thomasina Godbee helped plan her family reunion last summer, it was more than just having grandparents and cousins over for a backyard barbecue.

Company to offer free e-mail accounts
An Internet company founded by two North Augusta residents has partnered with the city of Columbia to offer its residents free filtered e-mail accounts.

Tax tip: some tax records need to be kept
Records help you document the deductions you've claimed on your return. You'll need this documentation should the IRS select your return for examination. Normally, tax records should be kept for three years, but some documents - records relating to a home purchase or sale, stock transactions, IRA and business or rental property - should be kept longer.

First Union signs off
Augusta's biggest building and its biggest bank will have a new look next week when First Union becomes Wachovia.

Company buys rights to process
An Augusta biotech company announced Tuesday that it acquired full title to drug-development technology created at the Medical College of Georgia.

UConn remains unanimous in women's poll

SEC notebook

Arizona No. 1 for a third time, Alabama out of Top 25

Pauline 'Mom' Lewis

Let's get this done

Kill sales tax option

Managing to move ahead

Spears and Madonna flicks, 'Star Wars' lead worst-movie list
LOS ANGELES -- Voters for the Razzies, an annual spoof of the Academy Awards, have a message for Britney Spears and Madonna: Don't quit your day jobs as pop divas.

It's time to think pink
The first blush of love is pink. Whether it be a hot flood of color on the cheekbone or a bouquet of roses bashfully offered to a love interest, everything looks better in pink - even as an advertising tool.

Women's magazines get new looks
NEW YORK -- It's makeover time for two grande dames in the world of women's magazines, but don't expect many bare midriffs or tell-all bedroom exposes.

'Chicago' leads Oscar nominations with 13
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- "Chicago," the musical adapted from the stage hit about two murderous women competing for tabloid celebrity, led Academy Award contenders Tuesday with 13 nominations, including best picture.

Senior calendar
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Find feta flavor in a perfect packet
I like to cook something special on Valentine's Day instead of heading out to long restaurant lines. To me, the notion of cooking something special for a loved one is romantic.

Sassier than ever, 'The Simpsons' hits its 300th episode
LOS ANGELES -- The characters may be yellow but "The Simpsons" hasn't mellowed as it marks its 300th episode Sunday.

In the know
Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia has announced the addition of three new donation centers. All three centers will have an attendant to accept donations and give donor receipts for tax purposes.

Thursday proves to be a big night for broadcast TV
NEW YORK -- There was no question which was the most popular night of television last week.

Small portions
If you're planning to celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one at home, here are suggestions from Nextdaygourmet.com for making a romantic meal:

In the know
The nose is full of excellent tropical fruit aromas with hints of sweet grapefruit. This bright fruit wine is packed full of lemon zest and citrus flavors.

Hewitt gets more advice
ATLANTA - Former Georgia Tech star John Salley, in town for the NBA All-Star Game last weekend, had some tips for Yellow Jackets coach Paul Hewitt.

Hewitt gets more advice

Player rethinks remarks
Three-time Masters Tournament winner Gary Player is taking a mulligan on comments he recently made regarding his future participation in the event.

Player rethinks remarks

Augusta State golfer tops magazine's ranking list
Augusta State's Oliver Wilson has risen to the top spot in Golfweek magazine's collegiate rankings.

Midland Valley clings to playoff hopes in win

Prep basketball scores

Start dooms Glenn Hills

Thrashers' McEachern faces surgery

Convicted hockey dad seeking new trial

Thrashers' McEachern faces surgery
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Thrashers forward Shawn McEachern will undergo surgery for a herniated disk Wednesday, and is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.

Convicted hockey dad seeking new trial
BOSTON -- A man convicted of fatally beating another man at their sons' hockey practice wants a new trial, contending prosecutors kept information from the defense that could have undermined testimony from a key witness.

European powers try to slow march to war with Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq approved U-2 surveillance flights on Monday - a key demand of inspectors searching for banned weapons - as major European countries sought to slow the march to a military showdown.

NATO's faltering unity shadows Bush's push for approval to go to war
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Colin Powell told a Senate panel Tuesday that what appears to be a new statement from Osama bin Laden shows why the world needs to be concerned about Iraqi ties to terrorism.

Heating oil, gasoline prices soar because of weather and threat of war
WASHINGTON -- Winter's freeze, a possible war in Iraq and Venezuela's political instability are exposing the fragile nature of today's oil markets.

Iraqi exiles seeking training by U.S. Army hope to help oust Saddam
LONDON -- Fadhel Kalf has volunteered to receive training by the U.S. Army so that he can help get rid of Saddam Hussein, who he claims executed two of his brothers. But he is torn between the urge to avenge his brothers' deaths and a nagging distrust of the United States.

War preparations move into high gear in Kuwait
CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait -- The key launch pad for a future war on Iraq bustles with tens of thousands of U.S. and British soldiers. Military convoys clog highways, and the entire northern half of Kuwait is being sealed off as a military operations zone.

Experts predict no windfall from oil production in a post-war Iraq
LONDON -- The idea that Saddam Hussein's ouster in a U.S.-led war would mean a surge in Iraq's oil output is probably just a petroleum pipe dream.

U.S. troops live large at base camps in Kuwait
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Men and women relax at umbrella-covered picnic tables on a wide field surrounded by eateries offering burgers, ice cream, pizza and egg rolls.

Pentagon orders commercial airlines to help transport troops
WASHINGTON -- Commercial airlines are being pressed into military service to transport troops as the Pentagon continues its Persian Gulf buildup for a possible war in Iraq.

Carrier gives U.S. option for attack from more than one side
ABOARD THE USS HARRY S. TRUMAN -- This nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is in the Mediterranean Sea, far from the Persian Gulf. But that doesn't mean it's not ready to take action should a war against Iraq break out.

Inspectors find 'positive' change in Baghdad, but only 'a beginning'
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Major U.S. allies tried to slow the march to a military showdown in Iraq on Monday after chief U.N. inspectors said they sense a "good beginning" and a changed "positive attitude" in Baghdad toward their job of ensuring Iraq is free of banned arms.

Germany, France, Belgium block NATO plan to protect Turkey
BERLIN -- Germany joined France and Belgium on Monday in blocking the start of NATO military planning to protect Turkey against the threat of an Iraqi missile attack.

Powell criticizes NATO allies for declining to protect Turkey
WASHINGTON -- President Bush accused Saddam Hussein on Monday of placing Iraqi troops in civilian areas to protect his forces and blame U.S. soldiers for casualties should America invade Iraq.

Papal envoy sets off from Rome on peace trip to Baghdad
ROME -- Pope John Paul II's special envoy to Iraq set off from Rome Monday, saying the pontiff has decided to explore "the last limits of hope."

Experts meet to determine whether two missiles violate U.N. resolutions
UNITED NATIONS -- Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix is seeking the help of international missile experts to determine if two Iraqi missile programs violate U.N. resolutions.

Demise of old Hook house saddens reader
Let's check the mail.

Flu cases increase in Georgia
ATLANTA -- Flu cases continue to increase across the state, state health officials said Tuesday.

Governor wants flag vote
ATLANTA -- Georgia's new governor proposed a popularity contest on the state flag next year, first asking voters if the Legislature should change the banner and then whether they prefer the flag dominated by the Confederate battle cross or an earlier version.

Sorenstam to play against the men at PGA Tour's Colonial
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Golfer Annika Sorenstam said Wednesday she has accepted an invitation to play against the men in the Colonial, which will make her the first woman in 58 years to compete on the PGA Tour.

Hunt's qualifications second to none

'Bush-bashers' use class-warfare statements

Deceased Fiat leader lived in Augusta

Vicious circle

Lottery: A way to tax without calling it tax

New airport terminal would be cost efficient

'Chronicle' fine example of free press

A desperate Lincoln ordered no quarter for civilians

Rowland will continue down Sellers' path

Kudos to MPs for doing their jobs

Completely supports president's tax cut

Perdue's start in office appalling

Find feta flavor in a perfect packet

Women's magazines get new looks

In the know

Senior calendar

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In the know

Sassier than ever, 'The Simpsons' hits its 300th episode

It's time to think pink

Spears and Madonna flicks, 'Star Wars' lead worst-movie list

Thursday proves to be a big night for broadcast TV

Lynx forward knows his role with the team
Josh St. Louis is on pace to score 20 goals this season, which would be a remarkable feat considering how the year began for the second-year Augusta Lynx forward.

Five questions
Five questions with John Whitwell, Assistant coach

Lynx gamenight
Pee Dee Pride at Augusta Lynx

Goalie switches up for team

Lynx notebook

Lynx notebook
The Lynx will have some added depth on the blue line and an all-star up front for tonight's game against the Pee Dee Pride.

Goalie switches up for team
Former NHL goaltender Tom Draper was all the rage after allowing just three goals on 81 shots in his first two games for the Augusta Lynx this past weekend.

Sanford says retirees can help protect bases from closure

Army recalls Guard MPs as 1,100 more S.C. troops head to Gulf

News you can use

News you can use
FEB. 12, 1943 The sale of mixed drinks is, in his opinion, not a violation of the law, Augusta Safety Commissioner John B. Kennedy said yesterday. The commissioner's statement was based on a letter received by him from T. Grady Head, former state revenue commissioner, which implied that sales of such drinks were legal.

Businessman owns building, court says
The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of local businessman Frank Christian in a 1998 dispute over the ownership of an Eighth Street building.

Police hunt missing sex offenders
Bobby Clark Brassell Jr. isn't the only one who doesn't want to be on the sex offender list.

Republicans, Democrats float state budget ideas
ATLANTA -- Georgia House Republicans proposed a tax amnesty program Tuesday to encourage those who owe back taxes to pay up without incurring penalties and help the state struggle out of recession.

First capital murder trial for Rivera is set
The first of at least three pending capital murder trials for Reinaldo Rivera has been set for March 10 in Richmond County Superior Court.

Man plans protest against protesters

2 students are Presidential Scholars candidates
AIKEN - As high school seniors begin looking toward college, there are three more opportunities to take the SAT this school year, officials said Tuesday.

Red Cross: Particles in blood 'normal blood components'

Teacher is accused of mishandling pupil
A Tubman Middle School teacher was suspended Tuesday for mishandling a female pupil while breaking up a fight, officials said.

News you can use
FEB. 11, 1933 The annual sale of Georgia state flags opens today under the direction of the United Daughters of the Confederacy as hundreds of church members throughout Richmond County prepare for the double program Sunday in celebration of the Georgia Bicentennial.

Subscriber of the day
Karen Kitchens of Augusta is today's subscriber of the day

Committee approves standards for future redistricting efforts

Leader in party assails Cheeks
Republican state Sen. Don Cheeks should apologize or re-sign from the Legislature, lo-cal Democratic Party officials demanded Tuesday morning. The an-nouncement, made at a news conference, followed newspaper reports that Mr. Cheeks tried to influence the prosecution of a man accused of child molestation.

North Charleston unit called up

Police hope hat leads to robber
Police hope an odd-looking baseball cap will help them find a robber who assaulted a convenience store clerk Monday night at Crown Fast Fare on Mike Padgett Highway.

Across South Carolina

Teachers may get a tax break on school supplies
ATLANTA -- Several House Republicans want to give Georgia teachers a tax break on school supplies, saying teachers deserve a little help in a year when they probably won't get a pay raise.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -South Carolina's Army National Guard has mobilized a Florence military police unit for a second year of active duty as more than 1,100 troops got new orders for Persian Gulf service this week, military officials said Tuesday.

Flu cases increase in Georgia
ATLANTA -- Flu cases continue to increase across the state, state health officials said Tuesday.

Across South Carolina

Red Cross: Particles in blood 'normal blood components'
ATLANTA -- Testing of white particles in quarantined blood bags has revealed they are "normal blood components," the American Red Cross said Tuesday.

2 students are Presidential Scholars candidates

Teacher has pupils dancing, spinning in the aisles
Connie Mains wanted to give her kindergartners a glimpse into her life outside the classroom.

Across the area
Two 18-year-old Augusta men were in the Columbia County Detention Center on Monday, charged with a series of car break-ins.

Johnston investigators wait for scene to cool
JOHNSTON, S.C. - With the Johnston Inn still smoldering, investigators are waiting to enter the structure to look for a cause.

Georgia Army reserve units called to active duty

Tie delays decision on pension managers
More than 100 city pensioners said Tuesday that they want to keep their investment advisers local.

Board debates price of switch

Board discusses smoking ban
Reviving a controversy from five years ago, the Richmond County Board of Health on Tuesday discussed a smoking ban in restaurants that likely will be posed at its next monthly meeting.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Dave Hopkins of Augusta.

Small areas to feel crunch
Meeting the state budget crunch might mean closing local government aid and child welfare offices in the state's smallest counties, the Georgia Department of Human Resources has warned. It might also cost some employees their jobs.

S.C. struggles to find special education teachers

Correction
An article in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly described Germany's voting status as a member of the U.N. Security Council. Only the five permanent members - the United States, Russia, China, France and Great Britain - have veto power.

Tough new seat belt bill considered

Subscriber of the day

Chairman: Malpractice bill unlikely to pass this year

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Perdue favors public forums on state flag

Chairman: Malpractice bill unlikely to pass this year
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee doesn't think reforms for medical malpractice lawsuits will emerge from the Legislature this year.

Dangerous road to get fix
Transportation officials say the days of peril on Deans Bridge Road could be coming to an end.

Sanford says retirees can help protect bases from closure
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gov. Mark Sanford says South Carolina should not have to spend huge amounts of money to protect its bases from a new round of military base closings in two years. And he says the state can take advantage of its thousands of military retirees in making its case with the Pentagon.

Small areas to feel crunch

North Charleston unit called up
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- An U.S. Army Reserve unit from North Charleston responsible for maintaining a military "truck stop" was called to active duty.

Correction

Perdue favors public forums on state flag
ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue said he favors a series of public forums about Georgia's state flag and he told reporters to expect details this week about a statewide flag referendum.

Teachers may get a tax break on school supplies

High winds hinder extinguishing task
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Burry Pough watched as the place where he got married and lived in for a year burned to the ground Monday.

Johnston investigators wait for scene to cool

Death penalty sought in Carpenter slaying
AIKEN - Second Circuit Solicitor Barbara Morgan will seek the death penalty against Robert Franklin Atkins.

Flu cases increase in Georgia

Man plans protest against protesters
Move over, Martha. There's a new picket line coming to town.

Footstool art auction will raise money for new computers
When Laura Lanier was approached about showcasing her art at a local auction, she was hesitant.

Across the area
A 78-year-old Aiken man died Tuesday after a farm accident.

Dangerous road to get fix

Tough new seat belt bill considered
ATLANTA -- The Georgia House is considering changes to the seat belt law to require all car passengers to wear them, not just people in the front seat. Sponsors also want to bump the fine for not wearing a seat belt from $15 to $200.

Police hunt missing sex offenders

S.C. struggles to find special education teachers
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- One of South Carolina's biggest challenges with the new federal education reform law will be finding enough special education teachers in middle and high schools, officials say.

Republicans, Democrats float state budget ideas

Committee approves standards for future redistricting efforts
ATLANTA -- A Senate committee approved legislation Monday that sets standards for future redistricting efforts, and promised to produce new maps drawn to those standards in about three weeks.

Across the area

Georgia Army reserve units called to active duty
Five Army reserve units in Georgia were called up for active duty Monday.

Across Georgia

County ponders recycle facility
Richmond County and five surrounding communities are exploring the potential for a regional facility that would process and market recyclables.

Governor wants flag vote

Board debates price of switch
You can't put a price on economic development, especially in the inner city.

News you can use

SRS to hold meeting on water cleanup
AIKEN - Not all of the contamination at the Savannah River Site is radioactive.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Hate smelly bathrooms? Some lawmakers say children shouldn't be forced to endure them for 13 years in public school, and a bill before the Georgia House would require local schools to clean up nasty restrooms.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Gov. Sonny Perdue said he favors a series of public forums on Georgia's state flag, and he told reporters to expect details this week about a statewide flag referendum.

Leader in party assails Cheeks

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Gov. Mark Sanford says South Carolina should not have to spend huge amounts of money to protect its military bases from a new round of closings in two years. And he says the state's thousands of military retirees could help make its case with the Pentagon.

Board discusses smoking ban

Death penalty sought in Carpenter slaying

Army recalls Guard MPs as 1,100 more S.C. troops head to Gulf
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's Army National Guard has mobilized a Florence military police unit for a second year of active duty as more than 1,100 troops got new orders for Persian Gulf service this week, military officials said Tuesday.

Across the area

Museum agrees to hire consultant for project
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The organizers of a planned $40 million black history museum have agreed to hire a consultant to help create a master plan for the museum and its exhibits.

Across Georgia

SRS to hold meeting on water cleanup

Subscriber of the day

Graham sees support for U.S.

Democrats want ethics probe
Local Democratic officials are calling for a state ethics commission investigation of state senator and Republican party-switcher Don Cheeks after newspaper reports that he repeatedly tried to influence the prosecution of a man accused of child molestation.

City council nominates 3 for historic commission
The Aiken City Council nominated three people Monday night to fill seats on the city's Historic Preservation Commission, which was left in limbo last week when its chairman resigned.

Rants and raves
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Graham sees support for U.S.
Despite reports of anti-American sentiment in both Germany and France, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Monday that he's seen support for the United States' moves against Iraq.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A PLEA to Charles Larke and the Richmond County Board of Education. Please let kindergarten, first- and second-grade teachers have a voice in the selection of the new language arts series.

State rivals know each other's pain
North Carolina's fictitious Tobacco Road is widely known as the main thoroughfare to college basketball excellence.

Five-car crash in practice sends drivers to backups
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jeff Burton, Elliott Sadler and Mike Skinner will switch to backup cars after a crash Tuesday proved just how risky even practice for the Daytona 500 can be.

Brook Gordon lawyers try to serve subpoenas at Daytona

Green surprises favored Earnhardt with pole victory
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Unheralded Jeff Green took the spotlight from Dale Earnhardt Jr. by winning the pole Monday for the Daytona 500.

Green surprises Daytona field
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - After waiting through Sunday's postponement for rain and another delay Monday, Jeff Green couldn't hold his secret any longer. He knew his AOL Chevrolet Monte Carlo was a contender for the Daytona 500 pole position, but he didn't want to tell anybody.

Green surprises favored Earnhardt with pole victory

Green surprises Daytona field

Mosley: Affordable competition is key to F1 future
LONDON -- Formula One is promoting changes intended to make competition more affordable and ensure the stability of the series.

Five-car crash in practice sends drivers to backups

Huffman wins rain-shortened race
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Robert Huffman won the rain-shortened NASCAR Goody's Dash Series 150 on Monday, his second straight victory at Daytona International Speedway.

Brook Gordon lawyers try to serve subpoenas at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jeff Gordon's divorce case spilled over to the race track Monday when attorneys for his wife tried to subpoena several car owners at Daytona International Speedway.

Information policy changes in investigation as a new board takes over

Shuttle investigative board stepping up whirlwind fact-gathering mission

NASA: wing fragment came from shuttle's troubled left side

Shuttle breakup occurred in mysterious part of atmosphere

Remains of Israel's first astronaut return home

Three more pieces of shuttle debris found

Atlanta recovers from All-Star weekend, congestion
ATLANTA -- Huge parties were happening all over town to coincide with the NBA All-Star game this weekend. Problem was, most of the guests were stuck in traffic.

Carter chooses wisely for Jordan's farewell
ATLANTA - For Vince Carter, the decision was supposed to be simple.

Carter chooses wisely for Jordan's farewell

Atlanta recovers from All-Star weekend, congestion

Arizona No. 1 for a third time, Alabama out of Top 25
Arizona moved atop the AP men's college basketball poll Monday for the third time this season, while former No. 1 Alabama dropped out of the Top 25.

UConn remains unanimous in women's poll
The top 10 is becoming tough to crack in women's basketball.

Tuesday tipoff
Reviewing and previewing college basketball in the ACC, SEC and elsewhere:

SEC notebook
South Carolina coach Dave Odom is probably wise not to read too much into last week's win at Vanderbilt.

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Longtime Augusta preacher Timothy Fellows Sr. died Sunday of a ruptured artery, according to his son the Rev. Timothy Fellows Jr.

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Mrs. Barbara Diehl (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Kathryn Moore (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Bailey (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Willis (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Neuburg (LAKE PANASOFFKEE, Fla.)

Mr. Fred Godman (TAYLORVILLE, Ill.)

Ms. Michelle Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

JaVon Edwards (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Higdon (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Knight (GARDEN City, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Benjamin (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Miss Barbara Roberson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Elaine Scannon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Brinson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Michelle Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sandy McCauley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Fredrick Brown, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lucy Herrin (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Miriam Hall (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin Rhoden III (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Chapman (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Lewis Wimberley (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Rev. Timothy Fellows (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. A.F. Osborne (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Fannie Jenkins (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Oscar Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Harris (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Newsome (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilly Pritchard (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Nan Hamilton (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jordan Upton (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Miriam Hall (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Blanchard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tracy Jenkins (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Fannie Doe (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Sandy McCauley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Tiny Stubblefield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Henrietta Jordan (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ollie Hayward (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Tiny Stubblefield (BOISE CITY, Okla.)

Mr. Ervin Redd (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Lula Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Copelin (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Lockett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lottery: A way to tax without calling it tax
In your article concerning the Georgia Lottery, you say that the state legislature authorized a study of the lottery three years ago, and the findings have already been released. John Ballard, Augusta

A desperate Lincoln ordered no quarter for civilians
In Joaquin Godoy's response on Feb. 2, "Letter about Lincoln fanatical," to Lee Herron's letter on Jan. 24, "Abraham Lincoln not half the statesman Calhoun was," Mr. Godoy pleaded ignorance - and well he should, because Thomas DiLorenzo's work is well-publicized. Mr. Godoy also probably thinks that Mr. Lincoln fought the Civil War to free slaves. Milton Gresham, Evans, Ga.

Hunt's qualifications second to none
Competence. Experience. Accessibility. Honesty. These are words that best describe Mike Hunt, Republican candidate for Aiken County sheriff. Lonnie McCarthy, North Augusta, S.C.

New airport terminal would be cost efficient
The Aviation Commission is planning a mini-retreat on Feb. 13, and one of the items to be discussed is a new terminal for Augusta Regional Airport. Malcolm Luxenberg, Augusta

Managing to move ahead
It appears the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center-Bell Auditorium complex will have a manager for the first time since May when the Coliseum Authority fired Reggie Williams.

Kill sales tax option
Our area legislators are rightly lining up against a bill just introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives that would allow voters of consolidated governments - like Augusta-Richmond County - to double their special local option sales tax.

Rowland will continue down Sellers' path
I applaud the efforts of Aiken County Sheriff Howard Sellers and where he has taken our sheriff's office. With very little support from county government, he has transformed it from a good-ol'-boy agency to a state-accredited one. We bid Mr. Sellers a heartfelt thanks, good luck and farewell. Kellie Wilson, North Augusta, S.C.

Vicious circle
The 80-pound pit bull that attacked and mauled 3-year-old Gage Wright outside the boy's home on Southgate Drive is going to be put down by the Augusta-Richmond County Animal Control after the dog's rabies status is determined. But that's not nearly enough. This is an egregious case in which a child could easily have died.

'Chronicle' fine example of free press
The Augusta Chronicle certainly does not need me to grade the efforts of the newspaper's staff and management - I have indeed, been a very harsh critic of some editorial opinions in the past - but, what a great job by The Chronicle's Sandy Hodson, the irreplaceable Rick McKee and the Opinion page writers regarding the Don Cheeks, Danny Craig, Bobby Clark Brassell Jr. "trinity of evil." Frank Murphy, Aiken, S.C.

Pauline 'Mom' Lewis
Pauline "Mom" Lewis, who died Saturday at age 92, was one of those individuals who wasn't in the public spotlight yet made a tremendous difference in her community and in the success of her family's entertainment and business organization.

Kudos to MPs for doing their jobs
Regarding the letter by Donna Orr on Feb. 7, "MPs nearly ruin wedding at Fort," kudos to the MPs at Fort Gordon for doing their jobs well. If that wedding party had a complaint, they should seek out the ones responsible for planning the wedding at the Fort. They should have been advised that all entrants to the post are required to show a picture ID. Don't blame the MPs for doing their jobs - praise them.

Completely supports president's tax cut
Regarding Brian Gridley's letter on Jan. 16, "Do we need tax cut for the wealthy?": It appears he must be a Democrat, on welfare, part of the 37 percent of Americans who don't pay federal tax or is not saving for retirement with IRA or 401(k) plans, because everybody else benefits from President George W. Bush's tax cut. Ron Gadapee, Augusta

Let's get this done
In wartime, you learn more about your friends than you do about your enemies.

Deceased Fiat leader lived in Augusta
In the Jan. 27 Chronicle, you picked up the story of Fiat leader Giovanni Gregorini Agnelli. You missed the fact that he lived in Augusta during the 1930s. His mother was a sister to Mrs. Henry B. King, who owned the King Mill, the Georgia Railroad, the Georgia Railroad Bank and a lot of miscellaneous real estate. Lindsay L. Wood, McCormick, S.C.

Perdue's start in office appalling
Here's to an appalling start for Georgia's newest governor. In preparation for Gov. Sonny Perdue's 5 percent cut of Medicare payments, health-care facilities are scrambling to keep patient care at the acceptable levels patients deserve to receive. Merri H. Mentor, LPN, Wadley, Ga.

'Bush-bashers' use class-warfare statements
I would like to ask Tim Kelly (Jan. 23, "Bush's economic stimulus plan a windfall for the rich") and the other Bush-bashers what a regular American is and what rich means. It seems that these people do not understand that a tax cut only goes to people who pay taxes. If you pay taxes, you get a reduction. If you do not pay taxes, then you do not get a reduction. David Allen, Aiken, S.C.

Names in the Game

Overtime

Overtime

Surprising success secures Reeves' job

Pierce advances at Qatar Open

Overtime
Brett Hull became the sixth NHL player to score 700 regular-season goals when he beat San Jose's Evgeni Nabokov with a wrist shot in the second period.

Names in the Game
FIORANO, Italy -- Michael Schumacher has set another record.

Overtime
Linebacker Takeo Spikes was named as the Cincinnati Bengals' transition player, a disappointment to one of the team's top defensive players and emotional leaders.

Surprising success secures Reeves' job
A little more than a year ago, Dan Reeves' coaching career with the Atlanta Falcons seemed as shaky as ever.

Pierce advances at Qatar Open
DOHA, Qatar -- Mary Pierce of France recovered from a poor second set and beat Anca Barna of Germany 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 Monday to reach the second round of the Qatar Open.

Prep basketball scores
Here are scores from area prep basketball action.

Midland Valley clings to playoff hopes in win
LANGLEY - In order to preserve its playoff hopes, Midland Valley needed a strong effort on Senior Night against Region 5-AAA rival A.C. Flora on Tuesday.

Prep basketball scores
Scores from area high school basketball games

Start dooms Glenn Hills
The bus was supposed to be at the school at 4:30 p.m., which would have given the Glenn Hills boys basketball team plenty of time to travel to Cross Creek and get prepared for Tuesday's game.

State rivals know each other's pain

NASA says it has found part of shuttle's left wing
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Searchers have recovered a fragment of space shuttle Columbia's left wing, which is thought to have played a major role in the accident, NASA officials said Monday.

Three more pieces of shuttle debris found
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- A hatch door and two other large pieces of debris were located as volunteers combed a vast wooded area in hopes of helping investigators piece together what is left of space shuttle Columbia.

Shuttle breakup occurred in mysterious part of atmosphere
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The space shuttle Columbia broke up in a mysterious area of the upper atmosphere once so little understood and difficult to study that scientists dubbed it the "ignorosphere."

Shuttle investigative board stepping up whirlwind fact-gathering mission
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- The board investigating the Columbia shuttle disaster will speed up its efforts in the coming days as it embarks on a whirlwind fact-gathering mission that may ultimately determine what caused the spacecraft's destruction.

Remains of Israel's first astronaut return home
BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Israel -- The remains of Israel's first astronaut, Ilan Ramon, arrived home Monday in a somber ceremony in a military hangar outside Tel Aviv.

Information policy changes in investigation as a new board takes over
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- In the first few days after the Columbia disaster, NASA showed surprising candor and openness, effectively allowing the public to peer over the shoulder of the mission manager each day.

NASA: wing fragment came from shuttle's troubled left side
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- A wing fragment that may be the most significant piece of Columbia debris found since the space shuttle's disintegration came from the space shuttle's troubled left side, NASA determined.

Cable industry faces chicken-and-egg dilemma
NEW YORK --Fed up with driving to the video store in the cold of winter, Beverly Boyarsky thought she had found the perfect solution: video on demand.

'Cyberbegging' sites popping up all over
CHICAGO -- They make their pleas for help via the World Wide Web. Some are struggling single moms or recent college graduates loaded down with student loans and maxed-out credit cards. Others are childless couples seeking treatment for infertility. One site even makes a pitch for a cat named Buster.

Consumer groups, Bell rivals fret over anticipated FCC rule change
NEW YORK -- Futuristic dreams and economic catalyst schemes hinge on the premise that much of the United States needs faster Internet access at a reasonable cost.

Photo tips for digital baby pictures
Digital cameras give us the ability to see our pictures right away, and then to share them with family and friends through the Internet, either as attachments to e-mails or as photos posted on a family Web site.

'The Getaway' - game, movie or something in-between?
Is "The Getaway" a videogame, a movie or some mutant offspring of the two?

Ancient grave shows Stonehenge could be work of foreigner
LONDON -- Stonehenge, the mysterious ring of ancient monoliths from the dawn of Britain's proud civilization, could be the work of a central European immigrant, archaeologists said Monday.

'Cats, Dogs prepare for court battle
Georgia coach Jim Harrick has a simple way of explaining why his team has been less than dominant lately.

No. 3 'Cats feed Dogs humble pie
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky's defense humbled another Southeastern Conference challenger Tuesday night.

No. 3 'Cats feed Dogs humble pie

'Cats, Dogs prepare for court battle

Clemson, South Carolina takes Carolina Center stage

Clemson, South Carolina takes Carolina Center stage
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Call this "Rivalry Lite."

New beginnnings
One of these years, the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship won't be hard-pressed for time.

Your style

Teen singer has soothing voice

Funny lyrics contest

Boyfriend, best friend have betrayed girl's trust
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My best friend and I have been best friends forever, and I just found out that she and my boyfriend are having sex. What should I do? - 14-year-old Augusta girl

Funny lyrics contest
Got your own lyrics to the Jennifer Lopez song All I Have? Think you do better song parodies than Weird Al? Your pastime could pay off.

Industry has hip-hop beat

Prom models needed
It's almost that time of year again, and Xtreme is looking for teens to model their prom fashions. If the search for the perfect dress or tux has paid off and you've found "the one," show us.

Jam session

My ride
THE FACTS: Taylor Roy, 17, is a senior at Lakeside High School.

Teen singer has soothing voice
In the past year, the music world has seen a new generation of female artists such as Avril Lavigne, Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton who actually play instruments and write their own music. No longer is the manufactured, bubble-gum pop queen genre of music ruling the music industry.

Your style
THE FACTS: Alicia McBride, 15, is a freshman at Glenn Hills High School.

Xtreme calendar
The Lakeside High School Family and Career Leaders of America and the Columbia County Sheriff's Department will sponsor a self-defense class at 3 p.m. in Lakeside's gymnasium, 533 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans. The class is free but reservations are required. For more information, call 650-9959.

Xtreme calendar

Question of the week
What would we call a president's husband?

Prom models needed

Industry has hip-hop beat
The task of finding something to do on weekends has gotten a bit less daunting with the opening of Industry, a new teen club.

Boyfriend, best friend have betrayed girl's trust

Jam session
It started with a simple chord progression on an electric guitar and ended with the realization of a longtime dream for eight young musicians.

Question of the week

My ride

Teens help museum get younger audience
The Morris Museum of Art is getting teen friendly. The museum created its six-member teen advisory board to help improve its teen programming

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Papal envoy sets off from Rome on peace trip to Baghdad

Powell criticizes NATO allies for declining to protect Turkey

Carrier gives U.S. option for attack from more than one side

Heating oil, gasoline prices soar because of weather and threat of war

Experts meet to determine whether two missiles violate U.N. resolutions

NATO's faltering unity shadows Bush's push for approval to go to war

War preparations move into high gear in Kuwait

U.S. troops live large at base camps in Kuwait

Pentagon orders commercial airlines to help transport troops

Iraqi exiles seeking training by U.S. Army hope to help oust Saddam

Germany, France, Belgium block NATO plan to protect Turkey

Experts predict no windfall from oil production in a post-war Iraq

Inspectors find 'positive' change in Baghdad, but only 'a beginning'

Cable industry faces chicken-and-egg dilemma

'The Getaway' - game, movie or something in-between?

Photo tips for digital baby pictures

Consumer groups, Bell rivals fret over anticipated FCC rule change

'Cyberbegging' sites popping up all over

Ancient grave shows Stonehenge could be work of foreigner