Out-of-town baseball games coming to Internet

Jags freshman proves himself in second start
At the beginning of Augusta State's baseball season, coach Skip Fite made Justin Walker a middle reliever, sort of as an afterthought.

Out-of-town baseball games coming to Internet
NEW YORK -- About 1,000 major league baseball games will be broadcast on the Internet this season, though live feeds of hometown teams will be blacked out locally to preserve television rights.

Lydia Arden Smith
Richard Smith of Evans and Charity Smith of Martinez announce the birth of a

Mary Diane Strauss

Alaysia Nicole Crockett

Avery Denise Lowhorn

Jonathan Guidry Jr.
Jon

William Grant Mattison II
Grant and Susan Mattison of Grovetown announce the birth of a son, Willia

Katelyn Isabelle Enelow and Emily Katherine Enelow
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Jonathan Enelow of Augusta announce the birt

E'Dasia Janiya Paschal
Elliot J. Paschal and Telfany R. Ferguson

Alaysia Nicole Crockett
Floyd Anthony and Edith Luz Crockett of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Alaysia Nicole Crockett, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Carmen Diaz of Augusta and Artis and Leslie Rozier of Hephzibah.

Jasmien Brown

William Robert Cooper
Steve

Stephen Allen Rubendall III

Ethan Lawrence Christmas
Joey Lawrence and Elizabeth Ro

Kaitlyn Marie Bagnoni

Tyler Camden Bruce
Chris and Amy Bruce of Evans announce the birth of a son, Tyler Camden Bruce, Sunday, March 2, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie L. Smith Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Bruce Jr., all of Augusta.

Kaitlyn Marie Bagnoni
Danny Mario and Kimberly Hope Bagnoni o

Jasmien Brown
Jesse Brown and Melinda Blount, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Jasmien Brown, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Kenneth and Louise Mutcherson and Joe and Shari Dixon, all of Augusta.

Charles McKay Hunt III
Charles and Janet Hunt of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Charles McKay Hunt III, Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Carol Bland, Joseph Lockleer, Charles and Sheila Hunt and Patience Jenkins, all of Augusta.

Elisabeth Paige Bible
Alicia Lynne Bible of Evans announces the birth of a daughter, Elisabeth Paige Bible, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are William and Willene Satcher of Evans and Andy and Arlene Bible of Lilburn, Ga.

Morgan Elizabeth Luckey
David and Den

Carolina Rose Zabinski
Stephen and Christina Zabins

Cassidy Kaylin Pate
Robert Brian and Kimberly Pate of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Cassidy Kaylin Pate, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Lewis and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pate, all of Evans.

Ovy'on Keyonna Williams
Ozz

Mary Diane Strauss
Michael and Laura Strauss of Nor

Heather Lynn Nicole Smith

Ovy'on Keyonna Williams

Lydia Arden Smith

Carolina Rose Zabinski

Katelyn Isabelle Enelow and Emily Katherine Enelow

Cassidy Kaylin Pate

William Grant Mattison II

Alize Haley Weathersbee

Robert Brody Bailey

Tyler Camden Bruce

E'Dasia Janiya Paschal

Chelsea Renee Harrison

William Robert Cooper

Chelsea Renee Harrison
Chris and Ashley Harrison of Harlem announce the birth of a daughter, Chelsea Renee Harrison, Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John McCoy of Harlem and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Harrison of Augusta.

Elisabeth Paige Bible

Alize Haley Weathersbee
Raymond

Ethan Lawrence Christmas

David H. Lollar IV
David H. L

Seth Cameron Prior

Avery Denise Lowhorn
Jame

Ronnie S. Striggles

Zayvion Khani Merritt
Maurice Merritt and Tomika Dunn, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Zayvion Khani Merritt, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Barbara Ann Dunn and Kathy Merritt, both of Augusta.

Zayvion Khani Merritt

Robert Brody Bailey
Todd and Cyndi Bail

Jonathan Guidry Jr.

Seth Cameron Prior
Mike and Michele Prior of Martinez announce the birth of a son, Seth Cameron Prior, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Dickey of Millen, Ga., Sarah M. Prior of Augusta and the late Willard W. Prior.

Charles McKay Hunt III

Heather Lynn Nicole Smith
Darryl Smith and Virginia Cash, both of Hephzibah, announce the birth of a daughter, Heather Lynn Nicole Smith, Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cash, Paula Chaney and Phyllis Roberts, all of Hephzibah.

David H. Lollar IV

Ronnie S. Striggles
Ronnie Striggles and Shameka Berry, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Ronnie S. Striggles, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Nancy Anderson, Jerome Berry, Hazel Striggles and Ronnie Striggles, all of Augusta.

Morgan Elizabeth Luckey

Stephen Allen Rubendall III
Stephen Allen Rubendall Jr.

Odds and Ends
WENATCHEE, Wash. -- The nation's shortest St. Patrick's Day parade was over before it even began.

Haitian farmworker blames murder on voodoo hex
ALBANY, Ga. -- A Haitian immigrant farmworker told a judge he killed one man and wounded two others because he believed they had placed a voodoo hex on him.

Comeback motivates Holmes

Braves top Dodgers
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Greg Maddux was perfect for the second game in a row, facing the minimum 12 batters in four scoreless innings Tuesday as the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3.

Jordan returns to Braves' camp as visitor
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Brian Jordan thought his future with the Atlanta Braves was so secure that he bought a home near the team's spring training complex at Walt Disney World to go with the one he already owned in Atlanta.

Hampton suffers minor setback
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Four years ago, they were teammates on a division-winning team in Houston, one a 22-game winner on the cusp of greatness, the other a veteran All-Star second baseman.

Jordan returns to Braves' camp as visitor

Injury does not worry Byrd yet

Injury does not worry Byrd yet
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Atlanta pitcher Paul Byrd says if the pain in his right elbow lingers for another 10 days, he'll start to worry.

Comeback motivates Holmes
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Which National League pitcher, coming off back surgery, had the second-best earned run average among the league's relievers last year?

Hampton suffers minor setback

Speaker pushes retiree action
AIKEN - These days, Bob Kosky sees his old friend Jim Morrison once a year.

Stocks gain despite U.N. deadlock on war
NEW YORK -- Stocks finished modestly higher Wednesday, boosted by late-day bargain-hunting after the Dow Jones industrials pushed close to a five-year low. The gains came despite market wariness about a U.N. deadlock over a war with Iraq.

Expenses hit trucking budgets
Car owners are not the only ones moaning at the gas pumps. Trucking companies and the customers they move freight for also are feeling the pinch.

Bad unemployment report may have Fed thinking of rate cut

Business briefs
CHICAGO - McDonald's Corp. reported lower comparable sales Wednesday for a 12th straight month, continuing its worst slump despite its recent management overhaul.

Expenses hit trucking budgets

Business briefs

Tax Tip: tax credit for the elderly or the disabled
You may be able to take the Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled if you are age 65 or older, or if you are retired on permanent and total disability, according to the IRS. Like any other tax credit, its a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your tax bill. The maximum credit available is $1,125.

Trade deficits narrows to $41.1 billion in January
WASHINGTON --The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in January to $41.1 billion, reflecting a pickup in foreign demand for a variety of American-made goods, including industrial supplies, household appliances and cosmetics.

Gasoline price tag hits high for city

Gasoline price tag hits high for city
Gasoline prices in Augusta reached an all-time high Wednesday, according to AAA Auto Club South.

Trade deficits narrows to $41.1 billion in January

Business briefs

Major airlines say war will widen losses
WASHINGTON -- The largest U.S. airlines will ask Congress to suspend $9 billion in annual taxes and extend war-risk insurance to alleviate the potentially crippling impact of a war in Iraq, outlined in a report released Tuesday by the Air Transport Association.

Stocks fall after U.S. delays U.N. vote on war resolution

Bad unemployment report may have Fed thinking of rate cut
WASHINGTON -- An alarming unemployment report that has stoked recession fears could prompt the Federal Reserve to drop a key interest rate to its lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower was president.

Major airlines say war will widen losses

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Black & Decker Corp.'s chairman, president and chief executive saw his bonus more than triple to $2.75 million in 2002, compared with $850,000 in 2001, according to a regulatory filing Tuesday.

Stocks gain despite U.N. deadlock on war

Stocks fall after U.S. delays U.N. vote on war resolution
NEW YORK -- Wall Street extended its slump Tuesday after the United States said it would delay a vote on its U.N. resolution on Iraq. The U.S. move raised investors fears of prolonged tensions with Saddam Hussein.

Clemson blanks Tennessee Tech
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Kris Harvey gave up just two hits in his six innings at the mound as Clemson beat Tennessee Tech 8-0 on Wednesday.

Clemson blanks Tennessee Tech

Basketball rules at Texas for now

SEC notebook

Knight won't take salary, even if Texas Tech gets NCAA bid

Harrick has fouled out

God help us

Gauling

You bet its a crime

Biting the hand...

Folk artist's visions leap to life on canvas
The small, single-wide mobile home sits off a rutted dirt road on the borders of McDuffie and Warren counties. Inside, the aging plywood floors sag a little and a small television broadcasts the Beaver's latest life-lesson, fighting with the chorus of crickets that inhabit the adjacent fields.

Oscar organizers: 'show will go on' even in event of war
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Oscar organizers are hoping the movie awards ceremony doesn't get lost in a U.S.-led war with Iraq.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

Capsules
The scenic canyons of Canyonlands National Park in Utah owe their beauty to common salt.

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Do you eat fewer than two meals a day?

Top five list
The top five list for television, film and music.

Clinton and Dole help CBS in TV ratings
NEW YORK -- Bill Clinton and Bob Dole had some drawing power in their debut as "60 Minutes" combatants - but not a lot.

Entertainment briefs
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- The Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences will be moving to Miami, although it will remain a part of the larger Santa Monica-based National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

In the know
Put that keyboard down: A new service called AudioBlogger (www.audioblogger.com) lets people post updates to their personal Web journals from any phone. The $3-a-month service includes a dozen two-minute messages: You call a number and record your message and AudioBlogger automatically posts a time-stamped link to the sound file on your blog.

In the know
Starts with dark, jammy, red fruit on the nose, which leads into dark cherries and hints of sage and spice, finishes with a leathery, earthy flavor.

Taking it slow
Corned beef is a long-standing St. Patrick's Day tradition that takes a long time to cook.

Oscar contenders share hopes and quips at nominees luncheon
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The traditional Academy Awards luncheon turned into a time of hope for many nominees Monday.

Ask even though you might not get an answer

Australians renew friendly rivalry at Honda Classic

A new measure of depth on tour
MIAMI -- Jonathan Byrd was 1 under par through two rounds at Doral and not sure he would be around for the weekend. Two days later, he tied for fifth and cashed a check for $182,500.

Jones Creek's owners unveil improvements
Starting Saturday, Jones Creek Golf Club will reopen its fairways, bunkers and greens to the public.

Palmer, Nicklaus to play Bay Hill

LPGA season gets started with one subject in mind
LPGA Tour commissioner Ty Votaw ticked off a list of story lines he believes will make this one of the best seasons ever in women's golf.

LPGA season gets started with one subject in mind

Australians renew friendly rivalry at Honda Classic
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Adam Scott and Aaron Baddeley have played together most of their lives. Rarely, however, do they both have the kind of confidence they'll take into this week's Honda Classic.

A new measure of depth on tour

Sorenstam getting prepared for PGA competition
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Annika Sorenstam plans a practice round at Colonial in the next few months, and she's gearing up for the PGA Tour by playing the back tees on her home course against the men.

Palmer, Nicklaus to play Bay Hill
Rivals for more than 40 years, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus decided Wednesday to play the Bay Hill Invitational in what probably will be the last time they tee it up together on the PGA Tour.

Football coaches voted bonuses for winning state football title

Football coaches voted bonuses for winning state football title
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- For winning the Class AAA state football championship, the coaches at Screven County High School were awarded $20,250 in bonuses from the school board.

Thrashers acquire Aquino from Stars for draft pick

Thrashers acquire Aquino from Stars for draft pick
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers acquired right wing Anthony Aquino from the Dallas Stars on Tuesday for a sixth-round draft pick.

Blair faces revolt within party if second resolution on Iraq isn't passed
LONDON -- Prime Minister Tony Blair faced new murmurings of revolt within his party Tuesday, raising the stakes in his frantic efforts to line up support for a second U.N. Security Council resolution to authorize war on Iraq.

Japan ups diplomatic pressure on Mexico
TOKYO -- Japan upped diplomatic pressure on Mexico Tuesday to help push through a U.S.-backed war resolution, as it tries to pull in key votes on the U.N. Security Council.

Rumsfeld stirs questions about a potential British role in an Iraq war
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld says the Bush administration "has every reason to believe" the British will make a significant contribution to any war with Iraq, although he would not count out going to war without Britain.

Kuwait residents calmly await war
KUWAIT CITY - The Hilton Kuwait Resort practiced its missile attack drill at 11 a.m. Monday.

U.S. and Britain delay vote on Iraq
UNITED NATIONS -- Facing almost certain defeat, the United States and Britain delayed a vote to give Saddam Hussein an ultimatum to disarm and signaled they might compromise to try to win support from Security Council members who oppose a rush to war.

Britain draws up list of disarmament condtions for Iraq
UNITED NATIONS -- Britain set out a list of conditions for Iraq's disarmament Wednesday, hoping to break an impasse at the United Nations that has left Prime Minister Tony Blair vulnerable at home because of his support for the tough U.S. line.

U.S. expands aid program to combat "dirty bombs"
VIENNA, Austria -- The United States announced Tuesday it would help developing countries track down loose radioactive materials on their soil, the kind of step the chief U.N. nuclear watchdog said was "urgently needed" to foil terrorists bent on building "dirty bombs."

Iraqi drone U.S. warned of looks more like model airplane
AL-TAJI, Iraq -- A remotely piloted aircraft that the United States has warned could spread chemical weapons appears to be made of balsa wood and duct tape, with two small propellors attached to what look like the engines of a weed whacker.

Agency asks governments to halt return of rejected asylum seekers to Iraq
GENEVA -- The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday it is calling on governments to halt the forced return of Iraqis who have been refused asylum.

Air Force tests biggest conventional bomb
WASHINGTON -- The Air Force tested for the first time the biggest conventional bomb in the U.S. arsenal Tuesday, a 21,000-pound munition that could play a dramatic role in an attack on Iraq.

Iraq forces suspension of U.S. surveillance flights
WASHINGTON -- Iraqi fighter jets threatened two American U-2 surveillance planes, forcing them to abort their mission and return to base, senior U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Philadelphia center steps up supply shipments to troops overseas
PHILADELPHIA -- Fielding orders for more hot-weather boots, camouflage bandages and canned "meals ready to eat," the center that coordinates supplies for U.S. troops is stepping up shipments to the Middle East.

Augusta State loses playoff debut
SALISBURY, N.C. - The Augusta State women's basketball team trailed by just one point at halftime, but couldn't hang on in the second half on Friday, losing 68-59 to Columbus State in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Tournament South Atlantic Region.

Man sought in Regions Bank robbery
Regions Bank on Broad Street was closed this morning after its third robbery in a year.

Protesters given site leased by National
The Augusta National Golf Club agreed Wednesday to give up 5.1 acres of its land outside the golf club during Masters Week for protesters, Sheriff Ronnie Strength said.

What does 'Chronicle' editor have against PETA?

Iraq has weapons we gave them

Being right isn't always the best thing

Don Cheeks listens to and helps people

We will remember Turkey's refusal to help

Honoring the fallen, not still 'fightin' the waw'

No child should be left behind in foreign languages

Americans should come first in the U.S.

Leave the Georgia state flag as is

Don Cheeks is mortal, after all

What is necessity of manned space flights?

Fly the flag the majority wants

Commercial growth plans may be unneeded

Everyone must play a role in improving race relations

Folk artist's visions leap to life on canvas

Clinton and Dole help CBS in TV ratings

Health calendar

Oscar contenders share hopes and quips at nominees luncheon

Capsules

In the know

In the know

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Entertainment briefs

Taking it slow

Oscar organizers: 'show will go on' even in event of war

Top five list

Captain earns promotion to AHL

Lynx put hockey back into former coach's life
When Dr. Larry Hendry moved to Augusta a quarter-century ago to begin working as a research chemist at the Medical College of Georgia, he left behind a piece of his heart at the ice rink in State College, Pa.

Lynx put hockey back into former coach's life

Five Questions with Curtis Cruickshank
Augusta Lynx goalie Curtis Cruickshank answers questions for Chronicle staff writer Rob Mueller.

Five Questions with Curtis Cruickshank

Captain earns promotion to AHL
For the second time this season, the Augusta Lynx have lost captain Brad Ralph to the American Hockey League. The NHL's Phoenix Coyotes promoted Ralph to their AHL affiliate in Springfield, Mass., and the timing couldn't be worse for the Lynx.

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Regions Bank on Broad Street was closed this morning after its third robbery in a year.

Rants and Raves
IN VIEW OF all the protesters who will show up for the Masters, I would like to see the Augusta-area people and visitors show their support for the servicemen and show their red, white and blue while they are here, protesting something that is truly real.

State economists blame war fears
ATLANTA - War jitters are slowing the state's recovery from an extended economic slump that has left gaping holes in the budget, legislative negotiators were told Wednesday.

Perdue stumps for tobacco tax
VALDOSTA, Ga. -- Gov. Sonny Perdue said the Legislature has no choice but to seek tax hikes on tobacco and alcohol, but he traveled the state Tuesday to convince Georgians it's also the right thing to do.

Bill would remove two-year schools from USC umbrella

Governor talks issues during stop in Augusta
Augustans got their chance to chat with Gov. Sonny Perdue on Tuesday.

Police ready Masters protest ruling

Burk prepares to sue Augusta over protest law
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Martha Burk says she's ready to file suit against city officials who have yet to answer her request for permission to protest outside Augusta National Golf Club during the Masters.

1993 snowstorm gave cold shock to region
What a difference a decade makes.

Traffic courts must offer jury trials
ATLANTA - A Georgia law allowing traffic courts to deny jury trials for speeding and other offenses infringes on a person's right to trial by jury, the state Supreme Court ruled.

Augusta State loses playoff debut

Man's death results in trial
A jury began hearing evidence Tuesday in a medical malpractice suit filed by the widow of a Grovetown man who allegedly choked to death after a surgical procedure.

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Hearing begins in man's slaying
The trial for a man accused of firing a fatal gunshot that took the life of a good Samaritan began Tuesday.

Man's death results in trial

Police arrest man after bank holdup
Police didn't have to search far to find a suspect in Tuesday morning's holdup at Regions Bank in downtown Augusta. He lived on the same block.

Sanford heading to reserve training March 23
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A camera-shy Gov. Mark Sanford will head to reserve training on March 23, but he won't be handing the reins of his office temporarily to Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer.

Lynx owner apologizes
Peter Gillespie, the owner of the Augusta Lynx hockey team, has apologized to Rob Mueller, a sportswriter for The Augusta Chronicle, and assured him that he would be "treated with professionalism and given the security you deserve" as he covers the team.

Company must rehire miner
LANGLEY - A French-owned clay-mining company in Langley is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor and has been told to immediately reinstate a union activist it fired in November.

News you can use
MARCH 12, 1956 Louise Suggs sank a 20-foot downhill birdie putt in a drizzling rain on the 18th green yesterday afternoon to climax a great comeback and capture the 17th Titleholders golf tournament in Augusta. She nosed out Patty Berg by one stroke.

Savannah festival gets slow bookings
SAVANNAH, Ga. - St. Patrick's Day procrastinators are lucky this year.

Rants and Raves
I KNOW I AM not alone as a military spouse saying that I am right along with fellow Augustans who don't care if Fort Gordon closes, because if Fort Gordon closes, then I would never have to come back to Fort Gordon. And I would never have to come back to Augusta. I think that Southerners can have the South, and I understand more now why so many Southerners moved north so many years ago.

Burk files suit over city ordinance

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Claudia Thoresen of Evans.

New courts give city residents cheaper games

Correction
A story in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about a private sewage treatment company should have said fecal coliform bacteria found in an Aiken stream and three ponds can cause mild intestinal illness, such as diarrhea, in humans.

Sheriff candidates hold debate

New courts give city residents cheaper games
County taxpayers paid to build the city of Aiken's new tennis courts, and they'll pay again to play on them - even more than city residents.

Airport learns role in security watch

Police ready Masters protest ruling
Up against the end of a seven-day deadline, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office is expected to make a ruling today on three requests filed last week from groups seeking permission to protest during Masters Week - two of which want to picket right outside the Augusta National Golf Club's front gates.

Woman gets fine after ending case
An Augusta woman whose complaints against the Richmond County Department of Family and Children Services were published in The Augusta Chronicle last month was fined $300 by a juvenile court judge Wednesday.

Board could snuff out cigarettes in eateries
Whether Barry Blackston and Matt Flynn object to a ban on smoking depends on which side of the wall they are on.

Across South Carolina

Airport learns role in security watch
The idea is a program that works just like a neighborhood watch. The difference is, the neighborhood is Daniel Field Airport, and the threat is a terrorist instead of a burglar.

Board could snuff out cigarettes in eateries

Videotape could cancel conviction
ATLANTA - Clayton Rowe's murder trial could prove that too much television is indeed harmful.

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Across Georgia
ALBANY -A Haitian immigrant farm worker told a judge he killed one man and injured two others because they had placed a voodoo hex on him.

Democrats explore idea of keeping Georgia estate taxes
ATLANTA -- The state could plug holes in next year's budget by keeping the estate tax on assets that wealthy Georgians will to their heirs, a legislative committee was told Tuesday.

Across South Carolina
NORTH CHARLESTON -It wasn't so much a run for freedom as a slither. But when it was all over, the 22-foot reticulated python was recaptured and on her way to the South Carolina Aquarium.

Correction
An article in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about new tennis courts in Aiken omitted the first name of Eda Morelli.

Across the area
A former sheriff's deputy fired this month after reports surfaced that he had sexual contact with a female prisoner was indicted Tuesday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - As hundreds gathered outside the Statehouse on Wednesday to show support for a cigarette tax increase, some smokers stayed across the street saying the tax is discrimination.

Sheriff candidates hold debate
WARRENVILLE - Debating response times, budgets and patrol shifts, the candidates for Aiken County sheriff answered questions at a packed restaurant Tuesday night.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The board of regents approved a $7.25 million deal Wednesday to move Gainesville College's Athens Center to the Truett-McConnell College Watkinsville Campus.

Conservative group backs National
ATLANTA - A conservative special-interest group is using the Masters Tournament controversy as a way to raise money by asking people to show support for Augusta National Golf Club's right to retain its all-male membership.

Golfers continue games in Kuwait as war nears

Committee grants OK to biology textbooks
AIKEN - The list of biology books that an Aiken resident expressed concerns about at a previous school board meeting has been approved for use in the classroom.

Rise in crime alters investigator's duties

System gets right to sell school land
When it was built in the mid-1950s, the Evans Middle School campus was in the country.

Correction

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For the second time this season, the Augusta Lynx have lost captain Brad Ralp to the American Hockey League. The NHL's Phoenix Coyotes promoted Ralph to their AHL affiliate in Springfield, Mass., and the timing couldn't be worse for the Lynx.

Protesters given site leased by National

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Whether Barry Blackston and Matt Flynn object to a ban on smoking depends on which side of the wall they are on.

Conservative group backs National

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ATLANTA - A conservative special-interest group is using the Masters Tournament controversy as a way to raise money by asking people to show support for Augusta National Golf Club's right to retain its all-male membership.

Police arrest man after bank holdup

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When Dr. Larry Hendry moved to Augusta a quarter century ago to begin working as a research chemist at the Medical College of Georgia, he left behind a piece of his heart at the ice rink in State College, Pa.

System gets right to sell school land

Correction

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KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait - At Ahmadi Golf Club, about 20 miles south of the city in a community controlled by Kuwait Oil Co., the hazards go way beyond water holes and bunkers.

Across the area

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KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait - At Ahmadi Golf Club, about 20 miles south of the city in a community controlled by Kuwait Oil Co., the hazards go way beyond water holes and bunkers.

Relatives of victim blast rape sentence

Sanford heading to reserve training March 23

Woman gets fine after ending case

Across the area

State economists blame war fears

Perdue stumps for tobacco tax

Plan would build Aiken interchange

Hearing begins in man's slaying

Bank robbed for third time in a year

Clemson study suggest award caps won't cut malpractice rates
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Even if lawmakers choose to limit the amount plaintiffs can win in medical malpractice cases, the rules won't reduce liability insurance premiums for doctors, according to a Clemson University study.

Burk rejects protest site

MUSC to double number of nursing students
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- After hospitals across the state pitched in with money and space, The Medical University of South Carolina will double the number of nursing students to help ease a statewide shortage.

Bill would remove two-year schools from USC umbrella
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A bill introduced in the House would remove the University of South Carolina's four two-year campus from the school's control and place the under the control of the state's technical college board.

Burk files suit over city ordinance
Martha Burk followed through on her promise to sue the city over its protest ordinance, filing a federal lawsuit Wednesday that says the recently revised law violates the First and Fourteenth amendments.

Rowland alleges dirty tricks
AIKEN - The Republican primary campaign for Aiken County's top law enforcement post took a nasty turn Wednesday, with interim Sheriff Jody Rowland accusing his chief rival's supporters of getting the Irish Travelers community to help sling some campaign mud.

Ex-teacher pleads guilty to sex with student
ANDERSON, S.C. -- A former teacher who admitted in court to having sex with a student in his car on several occasions when she was 13 years old has avoided a prison sentence.

Burk rejects protest site
The ruling Wednesday that all Masters demonstrators must protest at a preselected site didn't sit well with Martha Burk, who said the sheriff's ties to the Augusta National Golf Club may have influenced his decision.

News you can use
MARCH 13, 1993 The calendar said it was almost spring. Mother Nature didn't agree. She dumped a deluge of snow on Augusta and blasted the surrounding areas with wind and ice. Although several homes and businesses lost power - and several wrecks occurred - the Augusta area was relatively lucky.

News you can use

Equipment gives boost to education
North Augusta Elementary School has been wired for sound.

School bus drivers sue for back pay

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Judi Jennings of Martinez.

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For the second time this season, the Augusta Lynx have lost captain Brad Ralph to the American Hockey League. The NHL's Phoenix Coyotes promoted Ralph to their AHL affiliate in Springfield, Mass., and the timing couldn't be worse for the Lynx.

School bus drivers sue for back pay
Forty-three Columbia County school bus drivers have filed a lawsuit claiming that the school system violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and committed a breach of contract.

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Parents, Ron and Dawna; brothers Ryan (25), Adam (21).

Panel forms to study threat of erosion
A drainage problem in a west Augusta subdivision that threatens several homes prompted an Augusta Commission committee Wednesday to call for formation of a residents group to review drainage issues throughout the county.

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Whether Barry Blackston and Matt Flynn object to a ban on smoking depends on which side of the wall they are on.

Relatives of victim blast rape sentence
Relatives of a woman who was raped by fellow soldiers at Fort Gordon were upset Wednesday over what they said was a light sentence given to one of the men convicted in the June attack.

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ATLANTA - A conservative special-interest group is using the Masters Tournament controversy as a way to raise money by asking people to show support for Augusta National Golf Club's right to retain its all-male membership.

Boy finds musical key to cows
Moove over, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Shania Twain. When it comes to the cows at 10-year-old Daniel McElmurray's Hephzibah dairy farm, classical music such as Beethoven has proven to be udderly stimulating.

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For the second time this season, the Augusta Lynx have lost captain Brad Ralph to the American Hockey League. The NHL's Phoenix Coyotes promoted Ralph to their AHL affiliate in Springfield, Mass., and the timing couldn't be worse for the Lynx.

Plan would build Aiken interchange
Interstate 20 could be getting a new interchange in Aiken County.

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When Dr. Larry Hendry moved to Augusta a quarter century ago to begin working as a research chemist at the Medical College of Georgia, he left behind a piece of his heart at the ice rink in State College, Pa.

Orchestra considers role as regional act
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Some folks say it would be like the Hatfields catering the McCoys' family reunion. Others say the notion isn't half bad.

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For the second time this season, the Augusta Lynx have lost captain Brad Ralp to the American Hockey League. The NHL's Phoenix Coyotes promoted Ralph to their AHL affiliate in Springfield, Mass., and the timing couldn't be worse for the Lynx.

Across the area
A Martinez man died Tuesday in Aiken County while working on his friend's recreational vehicle at 1765 Edgefield Highway.

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Parents, Ron and Dawna; brothers Ryan (25), Adam (21).

Rise in crime alters investigator's duties
Instead of looking for car thieves, Investigator Bill Kitchens is looking for fingerprints and DNA these days.

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When Dr. Larry Hendry moved to Augusta a quarter-century ago to begin working as a research chemist at the Medical College of Georgia, he left behind a piece of his heart at the ice rink in State College, Pa.

Rants and Raves
IN VIEW OF all the protesters who will show up for the Masters, I would like to see the Augusta-area people and visitors show their support for the servicemen and show their red, white and blue while they are here, protesting something that is truly real.

Democrats explore idea of keeping Georgia estate taxes

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Boy finds musical key to cows

Burk prepares to sue Augusta over protest law

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Man sought in Regions Bank robbery

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Harrick leaves Georgia in ruins
Emperor Nero presumably fiddled while Rome burned. As Georgia's basketball empire crumbled, coach Jim Harrick played golf.

Ask even though you might not get an answer
It was about this time of year, many years ago, that my U.S. history teacher gave the class a test. Outside the high school classroom window, spring was approaching, but inside we were studying yet another war.

Wallace loses appeal of fine for cursing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mike Wallace lost his appeal Tuesday of his $3,000 fine for cursing on television during a Busch Series race. NASCAR said he should have been aware of the cameras.

Harvick drives into pit of controversy again

Harvick drives into pit of controversy again
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Kevin Harvick has steered clear of controversy ever since NASCAR "parked" him for one race last April.

Racing Facts for Carolina Dodge Dealers 400
Here are facts about this weekend's Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 race.

Templates rule at racetrack
DARLINGTON, S.C. - The days of operating in the gray area of NASCAR's rulebook have been replaced with red, green, yellow and blue templates.

Templates rule at racetrack

Q&A with Bobby Labonte

Q&A with Bobby Labonte
Bobby Labonte won last week's race at Atlanta and heads into Sunday's Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 in Darlington, S.C., as the fifth-ranked driver in

Investigators looking at wind shear, age as possible factors

Shuttle recovery costs already above $137 million

SEC notebook
NEW ORLEANS - In a development that should shock no one, coaches and media disagreed Wednesday.

Knight won't take salary, even if Texas Tech gets NCAA bid
DALLAS -- Even if his Texas Tech team makes the NCAA Tournament, Bob Knight still won't accept his $250,000 salary.

Basketball rules at Texas for now
AUSTIN, Texas -- There is always talk of being No. 1 at Texas. The football team, for sure, and the handful of sports that pass the time between bowl games and preseason practice.

Panthers sign OL Brzezinski

Mrs. Eula Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Minister Tyrone Tyler    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Bertie Long    (BRADENTON, Fla.)
Mr. Theodore Morrison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Beatrice Clark    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Dr. Starr Nichols    (PITTSBURGH, Pa.)
Mrs. Helen Greenway    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Henderson Phinizy Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. William Stewart    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Olka Haberski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Walls    (MARIETTA, Ga.)
Mr. Dosker Howze, III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Myrtle Bodie    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Sgt. Maj. Hughlon Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Hughes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gracie Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mandy Jones    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Bowers    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Tyree Godbee    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Maggie Sanders
Since she was a little girl, Maggie Sanders knew she wanted to become a nurse.

Delexius Tolbert    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mr. Cornelia Burden    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Lawrence Key    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Rene LaFleur    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Williams    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mr. Theodore Morrison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Dusty Cody    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Dr. Starr Nichols    (PITTSBURGH, Pa.)
Mr. John Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Sally Peterson    (DARLINGTON, S.C.)
Mr. Bill Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lula Robinson    (GLENVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Carl Hodges    (BLACKSHEAR, Ga.)
Mr. John Samuels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Nancy Rule    (MONTROSE, Iowa)
Mr. Thomas Still, Jr.    (JOHNSTON, SC)
Mr. Lawrence Key    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Bessie Walker    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Todd Kettler    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Ms. Geraldine Walker    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. John Samuels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bizzell Whittaker    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Still Jr.    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Williams    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mr. Claret Turner Sr.    (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)
Mr. Marion Bell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Ms. Geraldine Walker    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Edna Brinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Rene LaFleur    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Ms. Penny Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Dr. George Watkins    (TAMPA, Fla.)
Mr. Edward Craig    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Marion Bell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mandy Jones    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Cornelia Fulmer    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ellen McClellan    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Elliott    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Katrina Davis    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Eula Mae Johnson
Elease Smith said that at 104 years old, her mother had the mind of an energetic teenager.

Dr. David Foley    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)
Mrs. Eula Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ronella Donaldson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. William Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Myrtice Bussell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Myrtice Bussell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Walls (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Craig (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Key (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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Mr. Theodore Morrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Beatrice Clark (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mandy Jones (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Dr. Starr Nichols (PITTSBURGH, Pa.)

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Mrs. Cornelia Fulmer (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Williams (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Bill Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertie Long (BRADENTON, Fla.)

Mrs. Annie Hughes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Robinson (GLENVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Tyree Godbee (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Ms. Sally Peterson (DARLINGTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Greenway (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Bowers (EVANS, Ga.)

Sgt. Maj. Hughlon Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Claret Turner Sr. (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Dr. David Foley (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Mrs. Myrtle Bodie (AIKEN, S.C.)

Delexius Tolbert (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Brinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Theodore Morrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Starr Nichols (PITTSBURGH, Pa.)

Ms. Penny Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cornelia Burden (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Dosker Howze, III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Todd Kettler (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Bell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Nancy Rule (MONTROSE, Iowa)

Ms. Geraldine Walker (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. John Samuels (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Still, Jr. (JOHNSTON, SC)

Ms. Geraldine Walker (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. William Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rene LaFleur (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Bell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Stewart (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Elliott (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Still Jr. (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Williams (TRENTON, S.C.)

Preserve America aims to improve future through past
LAURA BUSH recently announced the Preserve America initiative at the National Association of Counties meeting in Washington, D.C. The initiative will lead to economic and cultural benefits for our nation and its communities.

End Georgia's medical liability crisis with malpractice reform
DR. MARLA FRANKS said to heck with reading Pap smears. "You're losing money every time you look at one," the pathologist said. "It's high risk, low reimbursement." Rather than find a potential lawsuit whenev

What is necessity of manned space flights?
The op-ed piece by Lewis Massey on Feb. 26, "Centers teach importance of the space program," seems to make the point that astronauts are brave. That is nice, but so are policemen, firemen and soldiers. Tom Sutherland, Augusta

What does 'Chronicle' editor have against PETA?
I have noticed that your editorial page editor, Michael Ryan, has developed an obsessive hatred for a small animal welfare group known as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This most recent editorial on March 3, "PETA intifada," is one of many on the same topic. Martha McClard, North Augusta, S.C.

Leave the Georgia state flag as is
I'm a 42-year-old white male, and a native Georgian. I can match my Southern family tree with nearly anyone. I can name several of my ancestors who fought in the Civil War. Some died in battles you've heard of and one of my ancestors is in your history book. It is a heritage I'm deeply proud of. Scott Finley, Augusta

End Georgia's medical liability crisis with malpractice reform
DR. MARLA FRANKS said to heck with reading Pap smears. "You're losing money every time you look at one," the pathologist said. "It's high risk, low reimbursement." Rather than find a potential lawsuit whenev

Iraq has weapons we gave them
Let me see if I have this right. The United States government, during the Reagan administration, sells chemical weapons to Iraq. Then, the next administration starts bombing Iraq for ignoring the United Nations and invading a country, then continues to bomb Iraq for the next 10 years. Chris Freeman, Harlem, Ga.

Biting the hand...
Recently, in an effort to appease the belligerent bellicosity of North Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell convinced the administration to resume food shipments to the Stalinist regime.

Being right isn't always the best thing
I support the Augusta National Golf Club's right to pick and choose its own members. I also hold in disdain and disgust the National Council of Women's Organization chairwoman Martha Burk and the Rev. Jesse Jackson for their attempt to force their views on others. Elliott C. Mumper, Augusta

Commercial growth plans may be unneeded
The Columbia County Commission continues to plan for the commercial growth of Columbia County without consideration to whether new commercial property is needed in the county. John W. Morgan, Grovetown, Ga.

Don Cheeks listens to and helps people
I know nothing of the details of the controversy surrounding Sen. Don Cheeks, R-Augusta, but I do know he is a good man and, as our state senator, he has done more to listen to and help the folks in Warrenton and Warren County than most any legislator we've had - and we appreciate him. Ed Ricketson Jr., Warrenton, Ga.

Harrick has fouled out
Let's get this straight: The University of Georgia is throwing even its innocent players to the wolves by banning the team from post-season play for the roiling scandal swirling about them - while university officials are doing everything they can to protect the head coach who has presided over the shameful episode.

We will remember Turkey's refusal to help
I heard on the evening news that Turkey refused our offer of a package of over $30 billion to allow the United States to use their nation for the home base for our troops to invade northern Iraq. Every "whore" has her price, and this is evidence that we do not need to be in bed with Turkey for this affair. Rick Rogers, Martinez, Ga.

No child should be left behind in foreign languages
The Elementary School Foreign Language Model Program has been cut from the state budget. Run, don't walk, to your representative and raise a ruckus in any language you choose. Why? Because no child should be left behind in foreign languages. Jana Sandarg, Ph.D., Evans, Ga.

Preserve America aims to improve future through past
LAURA BUSH recently announced the Preserve America initiative at the National Association of Counties meeting in Washington, D.C. The initiative will lead to economic and cultural benefits for our nation and its communities.

Don Cheeks is mortal, after all
I, for one, am tired of hearing about state Sen. Don Cheeks, R-Augusta. It has been in the press for weeks. I understand that an elected official made a mistake, but is it really worth all this attention? Christopher Richard Baugh, Evans, Ga.

God help us
If you'd said the following even a couple of years ago, people might have thought you were paranoid or worse. But it has become inescapable:

Americans should come first in the U.S.
We are all saddened by the death of poor little Jesica Santillan, who was stupidly given heart and lung transplants with organs of the wrong blood type. And, even though the Santillans are illegal immigrants, having paid smugglers to get them into the United States from Guadalajara, Mexico, our hearts still go out to them. Thomas D. Kohli, Augusta

Honoring the fallen, not still 'fightin' the waw'
According to the letter from Steve Conyers on Feb. 24, "The South lost the war, remember?": He encourages his "fellow" Southerners to let go of the past. Walker B. McWee, Augusta

Fly the flag the majority wants
There is nothing man-made that is perfect. There will never be a flag that everyone will agree on. So we can do the next best thing and fly the flag the majority wants. Tom Stafford, Grovetown, Ga.

You bet its a crime
Tumultuous times, like the spring sunshine, tend to bring out the fruits and nuts, especially in California.

Everyone must play a role in improving race relations
If we are serious about improving race relations, then each segment of our community must play a role - including citizens in decision-making groups, the media, public and private boards, religious establishments and businesses that affect the total community. Tracy F. Williams Jr., Augusta

Gauling
More and more, the word "French" is becoming unappetizing to Americans.

Big year hasn't gone well so far for big brothers

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Westside boys surprise coach
Westside boys coach Bill Sherman knew his team was going to be young, with five seniors and junior Obi Egekeze not returning to play this season.

Big year hasn't gone well so far for big brothers
This was supposed to be the breakout year for Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, the Ukrainian giants with big plans to be heavyweight champions at the same time.

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The Augusta State University athletic department has scheduled a bus trip Friday to Salisbury, N.C. to see the women's team compete against Columbus State in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Overtime
The Augusta State University athletic department has scheduled a bus trip Friday to Salisbury, N.C. to see the women's team compete against Columbus State in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Concussions end fullback's career
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Fullback Bob Christian, whose season ended with a concussion in last December, has told the Atlanta Falcons he will retire.

Panthers sign OL Brzezinski
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Free agent offensive lineman Doug Brzezinski signed a three-year contract Wednesday with the Carolina Panthers.

Harrick leaves Georgia in ruins

Shuttle recovery costs already above $137 million
WASHINGTON -- The search and recovery mission for debris and human remains from the shuttle Columbia has cost more than $137 million and counting, according to federal officials.

Investigators looking at wind shear, age as possible factors
HOUSTON -- The Columbia accident investigators are looking into the possibility that unusually strong wind shear, a change in boosters, or perhaps spacecraft age contributed to the shuttle's destruction.

Shuttle and main body broke up later than thought
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Even though Columbia apparently was out of control with severe damage to its left side, the shuttle's main body did not break apart for another 17 seconds, according to NASA's latest flight timeline.

New CD-ROM program teaches students effects of alcohol
WASHINGTON -- It sounds like a class for party-hearty college students: Alcohol 101 Plus. And it is.

First treatment for peanut allergies may also help millions more with other food terrors
The first drug designed to protect the 1.5 million Americans who are severely allergic to even the smallest trace of peanuts also may aid millions more with other food allergies, researchers said.

West Nile likely to keep spreading
WASHINGTON -- West Nile virus may well complete its coast-to-coast spread this summer, infecting large numbers.

Scientists find human footprints from more than 300,000 years ago
Scientists in Italy have discovered 350,000-year-old tracks that may be the oldest known footprints made by Stone Age man.

Jones finds action in Xbox title
Here's some good news, for a change. Indy's back

Two Bulldogs file lawsuit to play on

Diamond Dogs top Austin Peay

Hayes says he'll leave Dogs early

SEC rivals add voices of support for Georgia
NEW ORLEANS - They didn't trash Georgia's basketball program and its contribution to trashing the Southeastern Conference's image. They didn't offer good riddance to the Bulldogs and the circus that their presence here would have created.

Diamond Dogs top Austin Peay
ATHENS, Ga. -- A run-scoring double by Jasha Balcom and Jon Armitage's solo homer Wednesday helped lift Georgia to a 5-3 victory over Austin Peay - the Bulldogs' 10th win in the last 11 games.

Hayes says he'll leave Dogs early
ATHENS, Ga. - The uncertain future of Georgia's basketball program didn't get any brighter Tuesday, when junior forward Jarvis Hayes announced his intention to enter this year's NBA Draft.

Players express their frustration

Players express their frustration
ATHENS, Ga. - Three University of Georgia officials had a meeting with most of the Bulldogs basketball team Tuesday, but it did little to ease the players' disappointment or anger that their season was cut short by the school.

Bulldogs follow growing trend

Bulldogs follow growing trend
ATHENS, Ga. - When University of Georgia officials suspended head basketball coach Jim Harrick and pulled the Bulldogs from postseason play, the university joined other schools that have run afoul of NCAA rules by taking action before the governing body for college athletics imposes sanctions.

Hayes to enter draft, won't sign with an agent

Hayes to enter draft, won't sign with an agent
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia junior guard Jarvis Hayes will enter this year's NBA draft but won't sign with an agent, leaving open the possibility of a return to school.

Two Bulldogs file lawsuit to play on
ATHENS, Ga. -- Two Georgia basketball players sued Wednesday for the right to play in the conference and NCAA tournaments, but a judge quickly denied their request for a temporary restraining order.

Gamecocks will take their second chance

Gamecocks will take their second chance
NEW ORLEANS - On Monday evening, South Carolina's basketball team was wrapping up its first practice for the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

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ATHENS, Ga. - When University of Georgia officials suspended head basketball coach Jim Harrick and pulled the Bulldogs from postseason play, the university joined other schools that have run afoul of NCAA rules by taking action before the governing body for college athletics imposes sanctions.

Odds and Ends

Agency asks governments to halt return of rejected asylum seekers to Iraq

Philadelphia center steps up supply shipments to troops overseas

Rumsfeld stirs questions about a potential British role in an Iraq war

Iraq forces suspension of U.S. surveillance flights

U.S. expands aid program to combat "dirty bombs"

U.S. and Britain delay vote on Iraq

Iraqi drone U.S. warned of looks more like model airplane

Air Force tests biggest conventional bomb

Britain draws up list of disarmament condtions for Iraq

Blair faces revolt within party if second resolution on Iraq isn't passed

Japan ups diplomatic pressure on Mexico

Kuwait residents calmly await war

West Nile likely to keep spreading

Scientists find human footprints from more than 300,000 years ago

First treatment for peanut allergies may also help millions more with other food terrors

New CD-ROM program teaches students effects of alcohol