Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, check out augusta.com/movies.

Wine and dine
The Big Easy restaurant has moved from Aiken to Augusta, to the former site of The King George Pub at Riverwalk Augusta.

How to plan a better apocalypse
The federal government has been informing the citizenry that in the event of a chemical or biological attack, sealing windows and doors with duct tape and plastic sheeting will go a long way toward keeping contaminants at bay.

At the Movies: 'Gods and Generals'

Applause calendar
THE BATTLE OF AIKEN: re-enactment of Civil War battle Saturday and Sunday, Carolina Star Plantation, off Interstate 20, Exit 39, in Aiken County; camp tours and presentations 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, battle re-enactments at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; camp reopens 9 a.m. Sunday, with period church service at 9:30 a.m., artillery barrage at 11 a.m., battle at 2 p.m. and ends with troop review at 3 p.m.; $5 students and $10 adults at gate; (803) 641-1111.

Concert calendar

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

Ramblin Rhodes: Lewis Family mourns its matriarch

Standing ovations
The Augusta Symphony will present Augusta pianists Martin David Jones and Clara Park as part of its MasterWorks series at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. The concert will feature performances of Ward's Jubilation Overture, Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 in E minor, op. 93.

Club calendar

Ramblin Rhodes: Lewis Family mourns its matriarch
One of my favorite lines about Pauline "Mom" Lewis was telling people that she was sleeping in Conway Twitty's bed.

Applause calendar

At the Movies: 'Old School'
"Old School" is the first film to feature Snoop Dogg and James Carville -- not in the same scene, unfortunately, but hey, there's always room for a sequel!

At the Movies: 'The Life of David Gale'

At the Movies: 'The Life of David Gale'
Things don't get much more black and white than Alan Parker's vision of Texas in "The Life of David Gale": The locals are twangy, the governor is an idiot and the death penalty is always, always wrong.

How to plan a better apocalypse

Concert calendar
Southern-fried funny man James Gregory returns to Augusta for a one-night stand at 7:30 and 9 tonight at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. The 7:30 p.m. show is sold out, but tickets ($25) are available for the 9 p.m. show. Call 722-8341.

Learning from the past

When viewers attack: Club loves bad movies
Though Edmond Kida holds nothing against the two-thumbs-up features that unspool daily at local cineplexes, he believes there is a certain beauty in the truly bad.

Standing ovations

Reel in a tasty seafood dinner at Harbor Inn
Scientists continually tout the health benefits of fish, but the slithery little buggers can be so iffy/messy/smelly to prepare at home that few people bother.

At the Movies: 'Dark Blue'

Video watch
JUST OUT: The Four Feathers, City by the Sea, Stealing Harvard, The Rules of Attraction, One Hour Photo and Mostly Martha

Video watch

Learning from the past
The Civil War is a source of entertainment, and possibly some learning, this weekend, with the opening of the movie Gods and Generals covering the war's early years and some 1,000 enthusiasts presenting a re-creation of one of the South's final victories, the Battle of Aiken.

Mini reviews

At the Movies: 'Dark Blue'
If you ever need to dial 911, the cops of "Dark Blue" are the last bunch of badges you'd want to show up.

When viewers attack: Club loves bad movies

At the Movies: 'Gods and Generals'
Turgid, textureless and endless, "Gods and Generals" will alienate all but the most dogged Civil War buffs. It's history as punishment, casting the men and women who made it as deities on Earth - their actions inscrutable, their flaws smoothed over.

Reel in a tasty seafood dinner at Harbor Inn

Braves agree to terms with Marquis, three other players
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The Atlanta Braves agreed Friday to a $368,000, one-year contract with pitcher Jason Marquis, expected to be the team's fifth starter.

Braves agree to terms with Marquis, three other players

Pratt has edge among Braves lefties
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Andy Pratt looks a bit like political commentator James Carville. But Carville doesn't have his fastball.

Sheffield anxious to put 2002 behind him
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Gary Sheffield doesn't want to look back. He tries not to look too far ahead, either.

Pratt has edge among Braves lefties

Cox impressed with young left-handers
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Three young left-handers have made quite an impression on Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox during the early days of spring training.

Braves shrug off Spooneybargar comments; Marquis signs
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The Atlanta Braves shrugged off criticism by reliever Tim Spooneybarger, who was traded during the offseason to the Florida Marlins.

Atlanta looks for new pitchers to step up
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - They might find a way to top the three pitchers they're replacing, but it will be tough and the critics have already begun taking their shots.

Braves shrug off Spooneybargar comments; Marquis signs

Practice takes serious tone
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The crack of bats start at 8 a.m. inside the batting cages at the Atlanta Braves spring training facility.

Hampton starts fresh after two dismal seasons

Practice takes serious tone

Cox impressed with young left-handers

Hampton starts fresh after two dismal seasons
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Mike Hampton strolled off the mound, having completed another baby step in the rehabilitation of his career.

Stocks post second straight winning week

Tax Tip: what to do with capital gains and losses
Almost everything you own and use for personal purposes, pleasure or investment is a capital asset. The IRS says that when you sell a capital asset, such as stocks, the difference between the amount you sell it for and your basis, which is usually what you paid for it, is a capital gain or a capital loss.

Economic activity fell in January after three straight months of gains
NEW YORK -- A key gauge of future economic activity fell in January, reversing three straight months of gains, the Conference Board reported Thursday. The group had retracted an earlier report showing the number was flat.

Stocks fall on four disappointing economic reports

Tax Tip: what to do with capital gains and losses

FCC decision on phone competition could affect prices, services

Deal seals local company's fate
Augusta's Merry Land Properties Inc. is being acquired by a Virginia real estate company through a $136 million tax-free merger that is expected to close within 90 days.

U.S. trade deficit hit record in 2002

Stocks fall on four disappointing economic reports
NEW YORK -- Investors already edgy about the economy got new reasons to sell stocks Thursday with the release of four disappointing economic reports. Ongoing worries about a potential war with Iraq and what it might do to the economy depressed the market further.

Consumer prices up, government reports
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices jumped by 0.3 percent in January, the largest increase in nine months, as concerns about a possible war in Iraq helped push energy prices up sharply.

FCC decision on phone competition could affect prices, services
WASHINGTON -- Consumer advocates say changes to telephone competition rules being considered by the government are only a temporary fix for preserving familiar prices and a choice of services.

Tax tip: IRS has free publications on many tax topics
From aardvark to zyzzyva, the IRS has a publication that covers it free for the asking. The IRS has numerous publications on a variety of tax-related topics available by phone, fax, or the Internet.

Deal seals local company's fate

Stocks post second straight winning week
NEW YORK -- The Labor Department's report of a moderate increase in inflation helped soothe Wall Street Friday, sending stocks to their second straight winning week despite concerns about Iraq and a U.N. Security Council meeting on Monday.

Consumer prices up, government reports

Surge in profits relieves recovering Bridgestone
TOKYO - Japanese tiremaker Bridgestone Corp. reported Friday that its profit more than doubled in 2002 from the previous year, led by a turnaround at its U.S. subsidiary Bridgestone/Firestone and gains in sales in Europe and Japan.

First Bank touts jump in profits, growth
Powered by brisk mortgage business, the holding company for First Bank of Georgia on Thursday announced record year-end profits and growth in assets.

Churches form financial firm
While most businesses mark their openings with ribbon cuttings and speeches, the United Neighborhood Federal Credit Union will add the sound of choirs to its grand opening at noon today.

U.S. trade deficit hit record in 2002
WASHINGTON -- The United States recorded a $435.2 billion trade deficit for 2002, the largest imbalance in history, as the weak global economy set back American exports while imports of autos and other consumer goods were hitting all-time highs.

Interim director selected
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce has an interim director during the search for a more permanent leader.

Business briefs
Morris Communications Co. LLC announced Thursday that its Fairway Outdoor Advertising division has purchased the Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina assets of Athens, Ga.-based Williamson Outdoor Advertising.

National registry to block unwanted telemarketing calls to be built
WASHINGTON -- The government will begin within days building a national do-not-call list intended to help people block unwanted telemarketing calls, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Timothy Muris said Friday.

National registry to block unwanted telemarketing calls to be built

Churches form financial firm

Auburn stadium to be renovated, expanded

Auburn stadium to be renovated, expanded
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn University plans to refurbish Jordan-Hare Stadium's fan concourses and add about 1,100 seats as part of a $28 million project.

Fort Valley State women go unbeaten since Jan. 19

Lady Jaguars helped by forfeits

Paine's Yari Scott shoulders 'The Lion's Share'

Pendulum swing

Saving Fort Gordon

A loving sacrifice

Revive the panels

Fishing tournament news

Fishing report
At last, there is a light showing at the end of the tunnel called "winter," which (officially) has another month from today to run.

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish caught and total weight of the catch.

Fishing report

Make your garden worm-friendly

Spruce up yard with lettuce
Looking for an easy-to-grow vegetable this time of the year? Consider lettuce: It can be planted almost anywhere, and there must be a hundred }varieties.

Spruce up yard with lettuce

Make your garden worm-friendly
All those earthworms you saw wriggling in the top layers of soil last fall have not gone away, just down into the earth to keep warm. As the soil surface warms in spring, these creatures will again rise to near the surface and begin to multiply.

Georgia Tech gets easy win over Rider
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Jeremy Slayden drove in two runs and Kyle Bakker, Jeff Watchko and Jordan Crews combined on a four-hitter to lead top-ranked Georgia Tech to an 8-1 victory over Rider Friday on the first day of the Memorial Health Diamond Classic.

Wake Forest ends Tech's streak
ATLANTA -- Josh Howard knew all too well how long it had been since Wake Forest won at Georgia Tech.

Deacs end Jackets' home run
ATLANTA - Josh Howard made his case for ACC Player of Year once again.

Georgia Tech tries to recover from first home loss
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech has yet to win on the road, and now its winning streak at the friendly confines of Alexander Memorial Coliseum is over.

Wake Forest ends Tech's streak

Georgia Tech tries to recover from first home loss

Deacs end Jackets' home run

Sir Charles takes command

Shareholders lawsuit dropped
After more than nine months in the courts, the lawsuit brought against the majority shareholder of the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship golf tournament has been dismissed.

Wie to play in six LPGA Tour events this year
HONOLULU -- Forget the sleep-overs, watching movies and hanging out at the mall, 13-year-old Michelle Wie has bigger plans this year - competing against the best female golfers in the world.

Wie to play in six LPGA Tour events this year

Veteran McCullough shoots 67 for lead at Verizon Classic

Sir Charles takes command
LOS ANGELES -- Charles Howell III made it a policy not to pay attention to scoreboards until the end, so imagine his surprise when he walked up to the 18th green Friday at the Nissan Open and saw his name at the top.

Faldo withdraws from Match Play

Funk rings up a big lead

Funk rings up a big lead
LOS ANGELES -- Fred Funk worries that golf is becoming all about power, playing right into the hands of big hitters like Tiger Woods.

Veteran McCullough shoots 67 for lead at Verizon Classic
LUTZ, Fla. -- Nine-year Champions Tour player Mike McCullough shot a 4-under-par 67 Friday to take a one-shot lead in the Verizon Classic.

Faldo withdraws from Match Play
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Nick Faldo, who qualified for the Match Play Championship with a runner-up finish to Ernie Els two weeks ago in Australia, withdrew from the $6 million tournament Friday because of the flu.

Two Georgia high school athletes die after collapsing during practice

Prep basketball scores

Westside falls to Lady Panthers

Laney salvages victory

Georgia playoff capsules

Peach County upsets Laney girls

Lady Trojans cruise to next round

Prep basketball scores

Two Georgia high school athletes die after collapsing during practice
ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- A second Georgia high school athlete died this week after collapsing at practice.

Devils beat Bruins

Devils beat Bruins
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jeff Friesen has finally found his scoring touch with the New Jersey Devils, and even the bad shots are finding the net.

U.S. military planes banned from Swiss airspace except for Iraq surveillance, aid missions
BERN, Switzerland -- Switzerland banned U.S. military planes Friday from using its airspace unless they are on humanitarian missions or providing support for U.N. weapons inspectors in Iraq.

President Carter says warlike stance hurting America abroad
SALT LAKE CITY -- Former President Jimmy Carter blamed U.S. policy in the Middle East for creating animosity abroad, but he stopped short of taking a stand on war with Iraq.

Powell says there will be no war if Saddam Hussein leaves
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday if President Saddam Hussein leaves Iraq, there will be no war.

Russia issues indirect attack on United States, claiming inspectors being pressured
MOSCOW -- In an indirect attack on the United States and Britain, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said Thursday that U.N. weapons inspectors were being pressured to provide a pretext for war on Iraq.

Key developments concerning Iraq
Developments in the Iraq crisis:

Chief U.N. inspector orders destruction of illegal Iraqi missiles
UNITED NATIONS -- Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix ordered Iraq on Friday to destroy dozens of its missiles with ranges that violate U.N. limits, and gave Baghdad a March 1 deadline to begin the demolition.

Powell expects to hear from Turkey on aid package shortly
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday "there may be some creative things we can do" to gain acceptance of a proposed U.S. aid package meant to pave the way for Turkey to help in a war against Iraq.

Key developments concerning Iraq
Developments in the Iraq crisis:

Without Turkish bases, U.S. would lose option of opening a northern front
WASHINGTON -- Failing to win Turkey's approval to base American ground forces there for a possible invasion of Iraq would be a big setback for U.S. war planners, but Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld says it could be overcome.

Iraq's celebrated ration system to be tested in event of war
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- In a country where little works, it is showcased as an example of efficiency and social justice - a $3 billion-a-year food ration system that may have saved millions of Iraqis from starvation over the past decade.

U.N. reduces humanitarian staff in Baghdad
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Half of the U.N. humanitarian staff in Iraq has left the country over the last two weeks to make a possible evacuation easier in case of war, a U.N. official said Friday.

Astounding answers to most-pressing history questions
It's Friday and time for another edition of "Ask Bill":

Explosion sparks massive fire at oil refinery on New York's Staten Island
NEW YORK -- Fire broke out at an oil refinery on the edge of Staten Island, sending black smoke and flames hundreds of feet into the air over New York Harbor.

Harsh weather hits the area
A fast-moving line of thunderstorms pummeled parts of the Augusta area Saturday.

Retired investigator charged in molestation cases
THOMSON, Ga. - A retired agent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been indicted on three counts of child molestation and one count of aggravated child molestation.

Secure our borders with land mines

Comments on U.N., Augusta Commission

Not photogenic

U.S. should holster weapons, abandon policy of hasty hostility

Celebrities not qualified to protest

Cheeks' behavior embarrassing

Pacifists live in world of their own delusions

Much partisan ado over nothing

Vets not given the consideration deserved

Democrats just mad because they lost

Many aren't convinced Saddam's a threat

Augusta Lynx Game Weekend
Tonight (Saturday): Lynx vs. Greenville Grrrowl, 7:35 p.m.

Lynx pair return to ice
Lynx captain Brad Ralph and second-leading scorer Jim Shepherd returned to the lineup Thursday against Columbia after missing time with knee injuries.

Lynx pair return to ice

Inferno sew up series
It might take a miracle for the Augusta Lynx to win the Kelly Cup this season, but as long as they remain mathematically alive for a playoff berth, they know anything is possible.

Inferno sew up series

Lynx move on after bench fight

Lynx move on after bench fight
Just when it seemed like things could get no worse for the last-place Augusta Lynx, their miserable season took another bizarre turn for the worse Thursday night.

Group presents case to officials

Accidents involving cars, deer decrease

Airport hears advice
Augusta Regional Airport needs to become more efficient and focus on a new security design if it is to attract needed money for a new terminal project, a consultant told Augusta aviation commissioners Thursday.

Local club to honor students
Richmond County will choose its STARS Monday.

Counties differ on offering rewards

EPA has new air pollution rules
Augusta's air is no dirtier now than in past years, but changes in the way pollution is measured will require substantial local improvement efforts, according to Georgia's air quality chief.

No small change
The logo and sign, above, were revealed at several other Wachovia branches in the city Thursday to mark the completion of the two banks' merger in Georgia. Bank branches in South Carolina will be converted later this year.

Tree planting
Roger Davis (left), a landscape architect with the Davis Design Group, and Bill Franke, the chairman of the Pendleton King Park Commission, shovel dirt onto a chalkbark maple tree at Augusta Golf & Gardens.

Task force: Medicaid patients should seek primary care
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- An ounce of prevention could save the state millions in Medicaid dollars, a governor's task force studying health care reform says.

City will buy damaged house
It's been two years, eight months and two days since floodwaters raged through the modest west Augusta home of Wanda and Mark Adams, marking their last night on Dominion Way and the beginning of what they've described as a personal nightmare.

EPA has new air pollution rules

Board throws support behind Spanish classes
The Richmond County Board of Education recently took on a new role - that of a rescue squad.

Retired investigator charged in molestation cases

Across the area
A retired agent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been indicted on three counts of child molestation and one count of aggravated child molestation.

Across Georgia
ALBANY, Ga. -An Albany man was threatened after someone apparently placed a gay-pride sticker on his car.

Jump Rope for Heart
Eight-year-old Sam Odi, a pupil at Episcopal Day School, jumps between two ropes. Odi raised $1,000 during the Jump Rope for Heart to benefit the American Heart Association.

Rants and Raves
TO THE MILITARY family who remarked about their experience with the Evans High School guidance office: I thought you were describing my daughter's counselor. But then I noticed "Ms." Don't take it personally, they are all like that - putting in an eight-hour day.

Reports cast doubts on Williams' claim
Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams has heard the rumors.

Estimated flag vote tab: at least $2 million
ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposed flag referendum would cost the state at least $2 million and may undermine public confidence in the new voting machines, Georgia's top election official warned Thursday.

Former director of Aiken detention center files suit
AIKEN - A former director of the Aiken County Detention Center filed suit this week, claiming county officials wrongfully fired him.

Airport hears advice

Battle of Aiken lets pupils watch history
WINDSOR - Under gray skies and surrounded in cannon smoke, Landon Younce celebrated his 14th birthday. He and some of his classmates at Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle School joined about 3,000 other pupils Friday for the Battle of Aiken school day program.

Former director of Aiken detention center files suit

Legislator gets lesson in schools
ATHENS, Ga. - Government officials need to revisit and possibly revamp unrealistic requirements for improving schoolchildren's test scores in Georgia, U.S. Rep. Max Burns said this week after a tour of Clarke County schools.

Old courthouse gets fresh look

Challengers surface for Burns' new seat
ATHENS, Ga. - Rep. Max Burns' seat in Congress isn't even warm yet, and possible challengers for the 12th District post, which runs from Athens to Savannah, are already emerging.

Correction

Rants and raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Subscriber of the day

News you can use
BACK IN TIME FEB. 22, 1933 Bill Congdon, Roosevelt leader in Richmond County, last night stepped alongside Dick Allen, city councilman, as a potential candidate on the wet ticket aspiring to the State Convention, which will vote upon ratification of the congressional resolution to repeal the 18th Amendment.

Officer at YDC sues department
Sgt. Patricia Walker, the first juvenile correctional officer to speak out about conditions at Augusta Youth Development Campus last year, has sued the Department of Juvenile Justice in federal court, claiming Commissioner Orlando Martinez and other department heads retaliated against her for complaining about race and gender discrimination.

Across the Southeast

Liaison offers advice on base
A two-part strategy will be needed to lobby political and defense leaders to keep Fort Gordon open during the next round of base closures in 2005, a chamber of commerce official said.

Subscriber of the day
Robert Abernathy is today's subscriber of the day.

News you can use
FEB. 21, 1923 There will be an important meeting at 12:30 o'clock today in the office of the Board of Commerce when the matter of the Furey Ferry Road and the purchase of the ferry itself will be discussed. This meeting was arranged on Monday when Secretary Spencer Hart of the Augusta Board of Commerce, and District Engineer William Greenslade went to McCormick and conferred with citizens and officials of that county.

Rants and raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Accidents involving cars, deer decrease
Deer-vehicle accidents in Richmond County decreased in 2002 for the first time since annual studies began eight years ago.

Battle of Aiken lets pupils watch history

Panel trims HOPE scholarships
COLUMBIA - The House Ways and Means Committee capped its work on a $5.1 billion state budget Thursday, scuttling state lottery funding for HOPE college scholarships along the way.

Liaison offers advice on base

State patrol: Weather caused largest crash in state history
RINGGOLD, Ga. -- A thick blanket of fog - and not driver error - was to blame for a deadly pileup on Interstate 75 in March 2002, the Georgia State Patrol said Thursday.

Court rule on secret settlements passes first hurdle

Local club to honor students

State creates doctor board to decrease tobacco use

Officer at YDC sues department

Georgia belt-tighteners propose early retirement
ATLANTA - If necessity is the mother of invention, Georgia's budget crunch is proving to be a particularly fertile incubator for ideas on saving money.

Across South Carolina

Old courthouse gets fresh look
DANIELSVILLE, Ga. - An out-of-towner who stumbled into the century-old Madison County Courthouse might imagine the building is one of the most thoughtfully preserved historic relics of the area.

Legislator gets lesson in schools

Airport's need for new roads might need approval of FAA

Construction of Atlanta bridge may face weather delay

Counties differ on offering rewards
Do rewards help police solve crimes? Aiken County is banking on it.

Judge grants bond to homicide suspect

Judge grants bond to homicide suspect
An Augusta man accused of returning to the scene of an argument with a gun and killing an unarmed man was granted a $100,000 bond Friday.

Jump Rope for Heart

Bush tries to drum up support for big tax-cut plan
KENNESAW, Ga. -- President Bush worked to build support for his tax-cut proposals Thursday, including an appeal to America's stock "ownership society" to help his embattled plan to eliminate taxes on stock dividends.

Rants and Raves
TO THE MILITARY family who remarked about their experience with the Evans High School guidance office: I thought you were describing my daughter's counselor. But then I noticed "Ms." Don't take it personally, they are all like that - putting in an eight-hour day.

Across the Southeast
LAFAYETTE, Ga. -Hundreds were expected to attend two events today for people affected by the discovery of uncremated bodies last year at Tri-State Crematory in Noble.

Protesters demonstrate during Bush appearance
KENNESAW, Ga. -- As President Bush rallied suburban Atlanta around his Iraq and economic plans in a high school gym Thursday, dozens of protesters shouted anti-war chants outside.

State creates doctor board to decrease tobacco use
ATLANTA -- An advisory board of doctors has been created to reduce tobacco use in Georgia, state health officials said Friday.

Head of Georgia School for the Deaf learns of probe and quits

Construction of Atlanta bridge may face weather delay
ATLANTA -- Construction on the 17th Street bridge that would have shut down several lanes of Interstate 75-85 in downtown Atlanta over the weekend was canceled Friday.

News you can use

Savannah approves census challenge
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The Savannah City Council passed a resolution claiming the 2000 census undercounted the city by at least 2,539 people, including more than 1,100 inmates at a state prison.

Across the area
The 252nd Signal Company, part of the 93rd Signal Brigade based at Fort Gordon, received deployment orders Thursday that could affect as many as 100 people.

Explosion sparks massive fire at oil refinery on New York's Staten Island

Across South Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. - About 300 people gathered on South Carolina college campuses from the Upstate to the coast to talk peace as the United States prepares for war with Iraq.

Georgia belt-tighteners propose early retirement

Group presents case to officials
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Around the small hospital conference room, they waited with different stories.

Across the area

Sheriff reveals talk with Burk
Martha Burk and Sheriff Ronnie Strength have had plenty to say in the press about city protest laws, but they've never had anything to say to each other.

Panel trims HOPE scholarships

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Evelyn Casey of Martinez.

Bush tries to drum up support for big tax-cut plan

Students can have choice to succeed, strongmen say
The Strength Alliance will perform at the Christian Heritage Church in Graniteville through Sunday.

Students can have choice to succeed, strongmen say

Police operation catches speeders in work zone
Police ticketed 35 motorists Thursday along Interstate 20 in a construction zone sting designed to slow traffic in that area.

News you can use

Airport's need for new roads might need approval of FAA
A recent decision to consider changing Augusta Regional Airport's future could mean resubmitting some plans plans to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Across the area

Correction
An article in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said the Department of Family and Children Services has prepared initial case plans for Thelma Brown's four foster children.

Police operation catches speeders in work zone

Head of Georgia School for the Deaf learns of probe and quits
ROME, Ga. -- The head of the Georgia School for the Deaf resigned Jan. 31, the same day she learned of her suspension for alleged misconduct.

Protesters demonstrate during Bush appearance

Court rule on secret settlements passes first hurdle
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A new rule by the South Carolina Supreme Court that limits secret settlements in state courts got support from a House subcommittee Thursday.

City will buy damaged house

Federal program honors school
A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School is one of eight Georgia schools nominated to receive a national honor.

Harsh weather hits the area

Settlement ends race-based student selection at Buist
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A downtown academic magnet school here has ended its race-based admissions process as part of a settlement of a lawsuit that claimed the system was unconstitutional.

Sheriff reveals talk with Burk

Tree planting

Subscriber of the day

College Sports TV will debut Sunday
Coming soon to a cable TV system near you: 24/7 college sports.

Newly employed Tagliani eager for CART season to begin
St. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A few months after losing his job, Alex Tagliani expects to contend for the CART Champ Car World Series title.

Dave Blaney wins the pole for Subway 400
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Of the new cars built for Dave Blaney, the one he drove to the pole position for the Subway 400 was supposed to be the weakest.

NASCAR defends Daytona decision
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Fans and drivers weren't the only ones disappointed with the rain-shortened Daytona 500.

Speedway under scrutiny with NASCAR in Rockingham
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- What was long a whisper in NASCAR circles is now a shout: North Carolina Speedway is in danger of losing one of its Winston Cup races.

NASCAR defends Daytona decision

Dave Blaney wins the pole for Subway 400

F1 rivals seek arbitration over changes

Newly employed Tagliani eager for CART season to begin

F1 rivals seek arbitration over changes
LONDON -- Rival Formula One teams Williams and McLaren are taking the world governing body of motorsports to arbitration over new rules for the 2003 season.

Speedway under scrutiny with NASCAR in Rockingham

NASA engineer warned of possible shuttle breach

New report suggests Columbia struck by 3 chunks of foam, not 1

Bryant joins Wilt, MJ in NBA record book
LOS ANGELES -- One minute, Kobe Bryant dragged his aching right knee behind him. The next, he dunked over 7-foot-6 Yao Ming.

Hawks oddly silent as trade deadline comes and goes
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks kept their underachieving roster intact Thursday, unable to find a deal to their liking as the NBA trade deadline came and went.

76ers top Cavaliers

Hawks oddly silent as trade deadline comes and goes

76ers top Cavaliers
CLEVELAND -- Once again, Allen Iverson shined as brightly as the lights in Gund Arena.

Bryant joins Wilt, MJ in NBA record book

Fort Valley State women go unbeaten since Jan. 19
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Paine's Yari Scott shoulders 'The Lion's Share'
Carter Gym feels as warm as a sauna as Paine College practices. Yet barely sweating, Yari Scott drains long-range jumper after long-range jumper.

Lady Jaguars helped by forfeits
Just days after being named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Player of the Year, Shaw University's Naomi Mobley was ruled ineligible by the NCAA on Thursday afternoon.

Ambrose, Jefferson released to clear salary cap room

Falcons sign Keith Brooking to contract

Mrs. Mary Floyd    (HINESVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Hosie Milton    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Eric Rolland    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mrs. Jean Lynch    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Pastor Geneva Jones    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Getting it right the second time
ON FEB. 12, the Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 53 close on the heels of the Georgia House's unanimous passage of House Bill 142. Bot

Foxes guarding hen house?
LOST IN THE debate about the real and imagined impacts of the Georgia Fair Lending Act is the reality of just how pervasive predatory lending practices have become in Georgia and across the country.

Cheeks' behavior embarrassing
Since when does Sen. Don Cheeks', R-Augusta, position give him the right to interfere with a criminal court proceeding? And even after Bobby Clark Brassell Jr. was convicted of "sexual battery," he continued to try to keep him off the sex offenders' registry and, in doing so, he wanted him to continue to live next to his neighbors - including my family - in hopes we would stay in the dark. There are a number of young kids on these streets who need to know what is out there, and what is living next to them. Steve Franko, Martinez, Ga.

Comments on U.N., Augusta Commission
Finally, I have read someone in the letters-to-the-editor columns that I am in total agreement with. Amen to Charlie Bowles (Feb. 6, "United States should quit asking permission from U.N."). Raymond E. Ball, Augusta

U.S. should holster weapons, abandon policy of hasty hostility
President George W. Bush is champing at the bit, unable to contain himself from sending in the troops with guns drawn. He doesn't want to wait until Iraq's weapons are found and destroyed. But since when do the "good guys" start a war? Since when do the "good guys" shoot first? This has never been the American way. Mary-Kathleen Blanchard, Augusta

Revive the panels
Recent sordid stories out of Florida tell how some children in state care have fallen through the cracks - disappeared, got lost in the system, sometimes turned up abused or dead.

Many aren't convinced Saddam's a threat
In your Feb. 11 editorial on the impending war in Iraq ("Let's get this done"), you suggest that France and Germany balk at supporting a war in Iraq out of a callous indifference for the security of the United States and Israel. If France and Germany are aware, as you suggest, that Iraq represents an imminent peril to the United States, their actions represent more than just mere indifference for our security; they embody an outright disdain for us. Patrick Brown, Augusta

Pendulum swing
State Sen. Don Cheeks should never have injected himself into the criminal case of a friend accused of, and ultimately convicted of, sexual battery against a child.

Foxes guarding hen house?
LOST IN THE debate about the real and imagined impacts of the Georgia Fair Lending Act is the reality of just how pervasive predatory lending practices have become in Georgia and across the country.

Saving Fort Gordon
Fort Gordon has played an important role in the nation's defense for many decades; now, as U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., made clear last week, it is the fort itself that needs defense - from BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure Commission).

Celebrities not qualified to protest
I wasn't aware that Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Sean Penn, Jeannine Garofalo, Dave Matthews, George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Richard Gere, Martin Sheen, Jessica Lange and the rest of the airhead, court-jester, propaganda brigade had studied strategic analysis, game theory, nuclear physics, o-chem, bio-weaponry techniques, military history, comparative religions, constitutional theory, the history of republics, the nature of what generals (and commanders in chief) must do to win wars, "popular delusions and the madness of crowds" as it applies to the Internet age in the immediately post-Woodstock era, communist-tyranny, economics and trade-war stratagem or any of the other subjects that might help them understand why real Americans are going to reset the world's table. Will Sasser, Augusta

Much partisan ado over nothing
I have listened to this garbage about Sen. Don Cheeks, R-Augusta, and now feel inclined to write. Alfred F. Newman, Augusta

Vets not given the consideration deserved
I see a fund has been set up for children and families of the crew of the Columbia space shuttle. As tragic as the World Trade Center and loss of Columbia were, they both pale in comparison to the thousands of children and families of brave and honorable members of our armed forces who have given their lives in defense of our great nation. Walter Cybart, Martinez, Ga.

Secure our borders with land mines
Our security at the borders of Mexico and Canada reminds me of the joke about keeping goats from climbing a fence to escape. Just prop a board on each side of the fence in order for them to "walk" across. Harry Oliphant, Hephzibah, Ga.

A loving sacrifice
Author/dramatist Jean Anouilh wrote that "Love is, above all, the gift of oneself." Willa Hightower and her dad, Aiken County Councilman Willar Hightower, know something about that.

Not photogenic
So Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council on Women's Organizations, says that CBS wouldn't put her on camera even if she "stripped on the green" at the Augusta National Golf Club. It is a safe bet that no one would want to photograph Ms. Burk wherever she "stripped." James I. Roberts, Washington, Ga.

Pacifists live in world of their own delusions
Inspections in Iraq have run their final course. It is clearer than ever that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has no intention to disarm. He must be disarmed in the only language he understands: force. Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

Democrats just mad because they lost
Each morning as I read the editorial page, I find some die-hard Democrat who just can't make it through the day without bashing President George W. Bush. But what they are really mad about is they got pounded in the last elections. Billy Bedgood, Martinez, Ga.

Getting it right the second time
ON FEB. 12, the Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 53 close on the heels of the Georgia House's unanimous passage of House Bill 142. Bot

Dogwood Stable off to a fast start

College Sports TV will debut Sunday

Capriati, Seles reach semis at Dubai Open

In Mike Tyson's world the bizarre is normal

Wrestler's resolve

Hauraki Gulf keeps America's Cup in holding pattern
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- The fickle Hauraki Gulf was at it again Saturday.

Ferrero injures ankle, drops out of ABN Amro
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- French Open runner-up Juan-Carlos Ferrero dropped out of the ABN Amro tournament Friday after injuring his right ankle in the first set of his quarterfinal match against Raemon Sluiter.

Capriati, Seles reach semis at Dubai Open
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Jennifer Capriati suddenly has a winning streak.

Overtime
In a blockbuster five-player deal at the NBA trading deadline, Ray Allen was sent from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Seattle SuperSonics for Gary Payton and Desmond Mason.

Dogwood Stable off to a fast start
AIKEN - It's how you finish, not how you break from the starting gate, that matters in the world of thoroughbred racing.

Wrestler's resolve
As a sophomore in Lugoff, S.C., two years ago, Justin Otis won the Class AAA 145-pound state wrestling title.

In Mike Tyson's world the bizarre is normal
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The wacky world of Mike Tyson just keeps getting weirder.

Loss motivates Lady Spartans
Bar none, Glenn Hills girls basketball coach Bernard Bowman said, it was the worst game the Lady Spartans have played all season.

Laney salvages victory
FORT VALLEY, Ga. - Its free-throw percentage has been awful this season. Embarrassing even.

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

Lady Trojans cruise to next round
MONETTA, S.C. - Playing in their first-ever South Carolina Class A playoff game, the Southside Christian Lady Sabres received a rude greeting to life in the postseason from top-seeded Ridge Spring-Monetta on Thursday.

Peach County upsets Laney girls
FORT VALLEY, Ga. - When the game was no longer in doubt and the upset was assured, Peach County's Alvon-tee Jackson and Sydnee Scott skipped down the court to the foul line, yelling in jubilation.

Prep basketball scores
Scores from Friday's prep basketball games.

Westside falls to Lady Panthers
FORT VALLEY, Ga. - Although Westside hit six 3-pointers, Perry dominated the paint and got 17 points from Moreemi Davis, and Fatima Stripling scored 16 as the top-seeded Lady Panthers beat No. 4 Westside 70-48 in the first round of the Georgia Class AAA playoffs Friday at Peach County High School.

Georgia playoff capsules
Here are capsules for Georgia prep basketball playoff games.

Bulldogs soar past Hawks
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Size mattered for Silver Bluff and Hanahan in their first-round Class AA state playoff matchup Friday.

Ambrose, Jefferson released to clear salary cap room
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons released cornerback Ashley Ambrose, receiver Shawn Jefferson and defensive tackle Shane Dronett Friday to move more than $12 million under the NFL salary cap.

Falcons sign Keith Brooking to contract
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Linebacker Keith Brooking, who could have become a free agent on Feb. 28, signed a contract on Thursday.

Friends think priest killed in service to downtrodden
ST. LOUIS -- The Rev. James Carney, friends say, was a maverick -- a radical Roman Catholic priest whose convictions led him to challenge injustice in his adopted country of Honduras.

Missions are pride of church
Photos of smiling people in far-off places might suggest an exotic vacation, but at First Presbyterian Church, such pictures pinned up in Sunday school rooms or published in the church newsletter carry a message -- pray for missions.

Faith digest
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Calling herself "Aly," Episcopal Church Bishop Geralyn Wolf spent January befriending the homeless and sleeping and eating in shelters.

'Blind' Billy Graham has his own message
SARALAND, Ala. -- He's very much at ease when he speaks from the pulpit. With the name Billy Graham, it's no wonder.

Mother's belief in God survived cruelest tests
It's often said that humanity ponders only a few ultimate questions: Does God exist? Can we know him? Where did we come from? Is there life after death? Do our lives have purpose? And, of course, this:

Faith and Fellowship Calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church- and temple-based activities in the Augusta and Aiken area. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. E-mail items to vanorton@augustachronicle.com; send a fax to 722-7403; or mail to Faith and Fellowship, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

New report suggests Columbia struck by 3 chunks of foam, not 1
WASHINGTON -- The space shuttle Columbia may have been struck by as many as three large chunks of foam that smashed against delicate insulating tiles as it took off, not just the one noted previously, according to an internal analysis NASA disclosed Friday.

NASA engineer warned of possible shuttle breach
WASHINGTON -- A NASA safety engineer warned days before Columbia broke apart that he feared the shuttle was at risk for a breach near its left wheel and suggested others in the space agency weren't adequately considering the threat.

"Modders" breathe new life into video games
DALLAS -- As Microsoft was finishing a new game that lets players crossbreed animals - as in elephants with sharks - it gave a select group of programmers an opportunity to tinker with the product.

Study: If the doctor doesn't wash his hands, the nurses and resident probably won't either
ATLANTA -- If the doctor doesn't wash his hands, the nurses, residents and medical students under his supervision probably won't wash up either, a study found.

20 Years for PC World
PC World magazine is celebrating 20 years of publication with its March issue and it's a compelling reminder of how much personal computing has changed over the last two decades.

Girl dying from botched surgery gets second transplant
DURHAM, N.C. -- With perhaps only hours left to live, the 17-year-old girl mistakenly given a heart and lungs with the wrong blood type was miraculously handed a second chance Thursday after doctors - against all odds - located another set of organs.

Lady Bulldogs fall to Tennessee

Lady Bulldogs fall to Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Gwen Jackson scored 14 points and Shyra Ely added 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds as No. 3 Tennessee beat No. 13 Georgia 87-60 Thursday to extend its winning streak to 14.

No. 3 Lady Vols pound Bulldogs

No. 3 Lady Vols pound Bulldogs
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - If No. 13 Georgia is going to take anything from its 87-60 loss to No. 3 Tennessee on Thursday, it can look to a one-minute stretch midway through the second half.

Gamecocks expecting a stunning upset of Dogs
A day after his team played a good game, Dave Odom talked one.

Gamecocks expecting a stunning upset of Dogs

Powell says there will be no war if Saddam Hussein leaves

Powell expects to hear from Turkey on aid package shortly

Chief U.N. inspector orders destruction of illegal Iraqi missiles

Russia issues indirect attack on United States, claiming inspectors being pressured

Iraq's celebrated ration system to be tested in event of war

Without Turkish bases, U.S. would lose option of opening a northern front

U.S. military planes banned from Swiss airspace except for Iraq surveillance, aid missions

U.N. reduces humanitarian staff in Baghdad

Study: If the doctor doesn't wash his hands, the nurses and resident probably won't either

Girl dying from botched surgery gets second transplant

"Modders" breathe new life into video games

20 Years for PC World

Missions are pride of church

Mother's belief in God survived cruelest tests

Friends think priest killed in service to downtrodden

'Blind' Billy Graham has his own message

Faith digest

Faith and Fellowship Calendar