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.

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.

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.

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.

First Union signs off

Wall Street gains on easing of war fears

Greenspan says uncertainty over war harms economic growth

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.

Pocket change

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.

Company buys rights to process

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

Stocks fall on war worries, economic uncertainty

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.

Business briefs

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.

Perdue to lead rural panel

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

Visitors bureau looks at potential

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

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.

Proposal could end pet travel on planes

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.

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

UConn remains unanimous in women's poll

SEC notebook

Let's get this done

Kill sales tax option

Managing to move ahead

Pauline 'Mom' Lewis

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.

Senior calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Cale

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Midland Valley clings to playoff hopes in win

Prep basketball scores

Start dooms Glenn Hills

Thrashers' McEachern faces surgery

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Rowland will continue down Sellers' path

Deceased Fiat leader lived in Augusta

Perdue's start in office appalling

'Bush-bashers' use class-warfare statements

A desperate Lincoln ordered no quarter for civilians

Lottery: A way to tax without calling it tax

Kudos to MPs for doing their jobs

Vicious circle

Hunt's qualifications second to none

'Chronicle' fine example of free press

New airport terminal would be cost efficient

Completely supports president's tax cut

It's time to think pink

Thursday proves to be a big night for broadcast TV

Find feta flavor in a perfect packet

Senior calendar

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

In the know

In the know

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

Small portions

Women's magazines get new looks

Goalie switches up for team

Lynx gamenight
Pee Dee Pride at Augusta Lynx

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.

Lynx notebook

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.

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.

Five questions
Five questions with John Whitwell, Assistant coach

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.

Johnston investigators wait for scene to cool

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.

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

Across South Carolina

Across the area

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.

North Charleston unit called up

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.

News you can use

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

Across South Carolina

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

Across Georgia

Committee approves standards for future redistricting efforts

Governor wants flag vote

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.

News you can use

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.

Leader in party assails Cheeks

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

Board discusses smoking ban

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Correction

Man plans protest against protesters

Teachers may get a tax break on school supplies

Georgia Army reserve units called to active duty

Flu cases increase in Georgia

Graham sees support for U.S.

Subscriber of the day

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

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.

Sanford says retirees can help protect bases from closure

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Board debates price of switch

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

SRS to hold meeting on water cleanup

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.

Subscriber of the day

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

Police hunt missing sex offenders

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.

Dangerous road to get fix

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

2 students are Presidential Scholars candidates

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Republicans, Democrats float state budget ideas

Small areas to feel crunch

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.

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.

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.

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.

Perdue favors public forums on state flag

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

Death penalty sought in Carpenter slaying

S.C. struggles to find special education teachers

Across the area

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.

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.

Tough new seat belt bill considered

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.

Chairman: Malpractice bill unlikely to pass this year

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

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

Green surprises favored Earnhardt with pole victory

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
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.

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.

Green surprises Daytona field

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

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.

Five-car crash in practice sends drivers to backups

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.

Remains of Israel's first astronaut return home

Shuttle investigative board stepping up whirlwind fact-gathering mission

Three more pieces of shuttle debris found

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

Information policy changes in investigation as a new board takes over

Shuttle breakup occurred in mysterious part of atmosphere

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 recovers from All-Star weekend, congestion

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

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

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

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

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.

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Featured obituary: Rev. Timothy Fellows Sr.
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. Elaine Scannon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Oscar Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Fredrick Brown, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Copelin (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Miriam Hall (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Chapman (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Terry Angelina (COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va.)

Rev. Timothy Fellows (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Fannie Jenkins (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Blanchard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Harris (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandy McCauley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Larry Higdon (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jordan Upton (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Bobbie Pace (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Tiny Stubblefield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Godman (TAYLORVILLE, Ill.)

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

Mrs. Lillian Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lula Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Miles (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Knight (GARDEN City, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn Moore (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Norma Miller (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Miriam Hall (DEARING, Ga.)

Miss Barbara Roberson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ellen Smith (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Oscar Brown Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandy McCauley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Brinson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Tiny Stubblefield (BOISE CITY, Okla.)

Mrs. Ophelia Vaughns (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Ms. Henrietta Jordan (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Rev. Timothy Fellows (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

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.

'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.

'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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Names in the Game

Surprising success secures Reeves' job

Overtime

Overtime

Pierce advances at Qatar Open

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

State rivals know each other's pain

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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?

'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.

'Cats, Dogs prepare for court battle

No. 3 'Cats feed Dogs humble pie

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.

Industry has hip-hop beat

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

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.

Question of the week

My ride

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.

Boyfriend, best friend have betrayed girl's trust

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.

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.

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

Teen singer has soothing voice

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

Your style

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

Xtreme calendar

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:

Prom models needed

Funny lyrics contest

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

Jam session

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Papal envoy sets off from Rome on peace trip to Baghdad

Germany, France, Belgium block NATO plan to protect Turkey

Powell criticizes NATO allies for declining to protect Turkey

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

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

Pentagon orders commercial airlines to help transport troops

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

War preparations move into high gear in Kuwait

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

Photo tips for digital baby pictures

'Cyberbegging' sites popping up all over

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

Consumer groups, Bell rivals fret over anticipated FCC rule change

Cable industry faces chicken-and-egg dilemma

Ancient grave shows Stonehenge could be work of foreigner