At the Movies: 'Agent Cody Banks'
The James Bond formula has always been juvenile, so there aren't any points to be won for tossing it indifferently into a teen milieu.

New on video
JUST OUT: I Spy, Moonlight Mile, Swim Fan, White Oleander and Below

Lower prices could help fund-raisers
Several weeks ago, I wrote about some concerns I had about fund-raising campaigns in Augusta. Soon after, I decided that while that column might have brought a few points to light, truly drawing attention to the good and bad in area fund-raisers was a task to be tackled over an extended period time, using specific events as illustrations.

At the Movies: 'The Hunted'

At the Movies: 'The Hunted'
Tommy Lee Jones has a great walk: short, forceful strides, shoulders hunched slightly forward, eyes hard-wired to the ground ahead of him. There's no wasted motion; it's the walk of a man who knows what he's after.

Promoters want people to buy tickets in advance

Air-disaster flicks almost never crash at movie theaters
Statistically speaking, odds of death by rogue lightning strike are far better (or worse, depending on how you look at it) than odds of dying in an air disaster. The same goes for the bathtub fall, a crosswalk collision and, I suspect, the martini olive-choking mishap.

At the Movies: 'Agent Cody Banks'

Promoters want people to buy tickets in advance
Joe Stevenson and David Plunkett have hatched a fiendish plot.

Air-disaster flicks almost never crash at movie theaters

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country legend's final days recalled
The phone rang last week, and it was Charlie Dick, calling me back on the 40th anniversary of the plane crash that killed his wife, singer Patsy Cline.

'Tosca' is family affair

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'Tosca' is a favorite piece for many opera performers

Parade, festivities mark St. Patrick's Day
The luck of the Irish will once again shine on Augusta when the Irish American Heritage Society of Augusta stages the St. Patrick's Day parade and festivities Monday.

At the Movies: 'Willard'

Cirque stretches human ability in production
It's a story as old as time. Boy (who has fallen from the sky in an Icarus fashion) meets girl (who inexplicably dresses like a lizard and hangs with a guy with pampas in his pants), boy loses girl (to what appears to be a band of evil trapeze artists), boy gets girl back and they both dress up like wedding cakes.

Entertainment briefs

'Tosca' is a favorite piece for many opera performers
Torture, betrayal, suicide and multiple murders - it's just another night at the opera.

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'Tosca' is family affair
There are families that plan on meeting for a meal on a certain evening, ensuring a least a few hours of togetherness. Others might organize a weekly game night or perhaps a weekend outing.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country legend's final days recalled

Dave's serves Southern dishes, Hon
You know you're in for authentic Southern cooking when the server calls diners by name or, in a fix, just settles for "hon."

Lower prices could help fund-raisers

Entertainment briefs
LOS ANGELES -- Chris Rock, whose edgy humor propelled him from standup comic to movie star, now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dave's serves Southern dishes, Hon

At the Movies: 'Willard'
Thirty-two years after rival rats Ben and Socrates first swarmed over the silver screen, they and their nasty little friends are back, infesting homes and devouring humans in a creepy remake of the horror flick "Willard."

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Which dog is best to have around in a dark situation?

Seth Cameron Prior

Morgan Elizabeth Luckey

Stephen Allen Rubendall III

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.

Avery Denise Lowhorn
Jame

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

Katelyn Isabelle Enelow and Emily Katherine Enelow

Robert Brody Bailey
Todd and Cyndi Bail

Alaysia Nicole Crockett

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.

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.

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.

Kaitlyn Marie Bagnoni
Danny Mario and Kimberly Hope Bagnoni o

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

William Robert Cooper

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.

Carolina Rose Zabinski

Mary Diane Strauss
Michael and Laura Strauss of Nor

Mary Diane Strauss

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.

Ovy'on Keyonna Williams

Alize Haley Weathersbee
Raymond

William Grant Mattison II

Ovy'on Keyonna Williams
Ozz

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

Carolina Rose Zabinski
Stephen and Christina Zabins

Morgan Elizabeth Luckey
David and Den

Jonathan Guidry Jr.

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.

Ronnie S. Striggles

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.

Elisabeth Paige Bible

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.

Robert Brody Bailey

Ethan Lawrence Christmas
Joey Lawrence and Elizabeth Ro

Lydia Arden Smith

William Robert Cooper
Steve

Alize Haley Weathersbee

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.

Charles McKay Hunt III

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

Chelsea Renee Harrison

Zayvion Khani Merritt

Jonathan Guidry Jr.
Jon

Ethan Lawrence Christmas

Jasmien Brown

E'Dasia Janiya Paschal

David H. Lollar IV
David H. L

Avery Denise Lowhorn

Heather Lynn Nicole Smith

Tyler Camden Bruce

Stephen Allen Rubendall III
Stephen Allen Rubendall Jr.

Kaitlyn Marie Bagnoni

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.

Cassidy Kaylin Pate

David H. Lollar IV

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.

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.

Hampton is sinking, but it's OK
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - If Mike Hampton was a rookie, he probably wouldn't win a job, not with an 8.00 ERA and a hits-to-innings ratio of 16-9.

Hampton suffers minor setback

Hampton is sinking, but it's OK

Business briefs

Call-ups result in staffing battles

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

Stocks gain despite U.N. deadlock on war

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

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.

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.

Retail sales drop by 1.6 percent in February

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.

Dow, Nasdaq score best daily gains in five months

Business briefs
Augusta fuel prices inched up Thursday to an all-time high, breaking the record set Wednesday, according to AAA Auto Club South.

Retail sales drop by 1.6 percent in February
WASHINGTON -- War worries and snow storms kept shoppers away from the stores, driving down sales at the nations' retailers by 1.6 percent in February. The worst showing in 15 months was another ominous sign for the sputtering economy.

Call-ups result in staffing battles
The door remains locked most of the week at the 8th Street Vintage.

Dow, Nasdaq score best daily gains in five months
NEW YORK -- Wall Street reveled in its best day in five months Thursday as the Dow Jones industrials surged nearly 270 points and the Nasdaq composite index soared by more than 60 on investor hopes that a U.S. war with Iraq would be short and successful.

Trade deficits narrows to $41.1 billion in January

Clemson sets sights on NIT bid

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

Clemson sets sights on NIT bid
GREENSBORO, N.C. - In keeping with the 50th anniversary theme of the ACC, Clemson lost its 50th ACC Tournament game Thursday night.

Official works overtime

SEC notebook

Verbal exchange bothers Arkansas

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

Lady Jags' success reassures coach

Tournament schedule

Nothing is beyond faith

Gauling

God help us

Protest this!

You bet its a crime

Lost and Found A Kid's Book for Living Through Loss
As children grow and mature, they will experience loss. This is an inevitable fact of life. How each loss is dealt with, however, offers opportunities for growth in compassion and in understanding bigger life issues.

These cookies are a fun twist on an Irish tradition
For most school children, St. Patrick's Day is a holiday filled with frivolity and festivities. Making certain to wear green (and giving a gentle pinch to those who do not), searching for the clever leprechaun and his pot of gold; for most American kids, St. Patrick's Day is a day of light-hearted merriment.

Keeping kids safe on the Internet
There's NetNanny, Cyber Snoop and SOS Kidproof.

Family scrapbook
Do you have a special family photo? Send it to Jennifer Miller, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga, 30903. Or you can email it as a jpg file to jmiller@augustachronicle.com. Include an explanation of what's going on in the photo and identify each person so we can tell who's who. These should be snapshots and not professional portraits. Photos cannot be returned. Please include a phone number we can call if we have questions. We'll use as many photos as possible.

Family briefs
New research may change the rationale behind when couples should time intercourse when trying to conceive, according to an article in the December issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Celebrating a milestone: a decade of motherhood
Wow! I have been a mother for 10 years! It seems impossible, yet at the same time completely natural. Little did I know that motherhood would redefine my life.

About the Family Chronicles
The Family Chronicles is a monthly publication of The Augusta Chronicle. It is distributed with the newspaper the second Friday of each month. An online version is available at www.augustachronicle.com/family.

Keeping a watchful eye
We recently pieced together an old computer for Ben to use in his bedroom.

Family calendar
Augusta Lynx Get out there and support your Augusta Lynx! The season is almost over, so don't miss your chance to see these guys in action. Tickets are available through the Civic Center box office. Prices are $8 for upper level seats, $10 for second level seats and $12 for lower level seats. Group discounts are available. Call the Lynx ticket department (706) 724-4423. Schedule of home games is available online at www.augustalynx.com/schedule.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

'Groovie Granny' inducted by shrine

Fishing report
Fishing can be a crazy pastime.

'Groovie Granny' inducted by shrine
COLUMBIA - The late Mary Lawson "Groovie Granny" Delage of Chapin, S.C., at one time believed to be the nation's only woman striped bass fishing guide, has been induct-ed as a "Legendary Guide" into the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in Hay-ward, Wis.

Fishing tournament news

New potato varieties aren't your typical drab tubers

Garden show will fire imaginations

Garden show will fire imaginations
"Imagine a Garden" is the theme of Sacred Heart Cultural Center's 11th annual Garden Festival, which showcases Augusta and its horticulture.

New potato varieties aren't your typical drab tubers
NEW MARKET, Va. -- The old potato patch just isn't the same anymore.

Jackets set lofty goals
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech made sure it was eligible for the National Invitation Tournament with win in its last two games of the regular season.

Jackets set lofty goals

Ask even though you might not get an answer

Australians renew friendly rivalry at Honda Classic

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

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.

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.

Low scores drive Honda
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The Honda Classic's latest venue, the Country Club at Mirasol's Sunset Course, is an exclusive, golfer-friendly members course.

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.

Low scores drive Honda

Palmer, Nicklaus to play Bay Hill

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.

Britain angered by French rejection of compromise
UNITED NATIONS -- As the United States tried to force a U.N. vote this week, the fissure in Europe over Iraq deepened Thursday: France rejected a British-proposed compromise resolution and London angrily accused Paris of pushing the world closer to war.

Iraq rejects British compromise proposal
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq reveled Thursday in the diplomatic turmoil surrounding U.S.-led war plans and rejected British Prime Minister Tony Blair's effort to find a compromise over an ultimatum for Saddam Hussein.

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.

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.

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.

Which dog is best to have around in a dark situation?
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.

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.

Wachovia branch robbed
A robbery was reported to police at 9:15 a.m. today at the Wachovia Bank branch on Walton Way Extension.

State flag has never represented racism

What does 'Chronicle' editor have against PETA?

Calling mentally ill 'inmates' hurtful

What is necessity of manned space flights?

Clearing up confusion over meanings of "liberal," " conservative"

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

Randy Hall not catching on to what new leadership is about

Iraq has weapons we gave them

We will remember Turkey's refusal to help

Alcohol tax hike won't reduce teen drinking

Don Cheeks is mortal, after all

Commercial growth plans may be unneeded

Fly the flag the majority wants

Lost and Found A Kid's Book for Living Through Loss

Celebrating a milestone: a decade of motherhood

About the Family Chronicles

Entertainment briefs

Keeping a watchful eye

Capsules

Family scrapbook

Folk artist's visions leap to life on canvas

Keeping kids safe on the Internet

Top five list

Family briefs

In the know

Health calendar

Family calendar

Lynx game night

Lynx game night
South Carolina Stingrays at Augusta Lynx.

Officer training goes to the dogs

Jurors clear man in slaying
An Augusta man was found innocent Thursday of the 2001 shooting that claimed the life of a good Samaritan at the Underwood Homes public housing complex.

AugustaChronicle.com
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.

Group hardens stance on site
The group aiming to protest Augusta National Golf Club's all-male membership definitively ruled out Thursday the location offered to demonstrators at this year's Masters Tournament.

Burk files suit over city ordinance

DUI bill excludes revoking of license

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DUI bill excludes revoking of license
COLUMBIA - A Senate bill that would reduce the legal limit for a driver's blood-alcohol level doesn't go far enough to combat drunken driving, critics of the legislation say.

Boy finds musical key to cows

Rants and Raves
HOW DUMB ARE the American politicians if they are going to bomb Iraq, then build it back? Did the Muslims bomb the Twin Towers and the Pentagon? They are not stupid enough to do so. I think it is a slap in the face of every America who loses his life in this war for us to rebuild so much as a small cave.

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Calling the governor's proposed flag referendum confusing, top Democrats are considering a plan for two separate votes on the state flag.

Golfers continue games in Kuwait as war nears

Across the area

School bus drivers sue for back pay

Augusta State loses playoff debut

State economists blame war fears

Correction

Woman gets fine after ending case

Neighbor records burglars in action
The man and woman probably didn't realize they were caught on videotape swiping items from a Blythe residence, police say.

News you can use
MARCH 14, 1950 John P. Mulherin, retired businessman and one of Augusta's most beloved residents, died yesterday afternoon after a lengthy illness.

Officer training goes to the dogs
AIKEN - It's the scent of the hunt that drives them.

Burk rejects protest site

College holds forum on Iraq war
Augusta State University provided students and professors with another opportunity Thursday to hear what people had to say about the impending war with Iraq.

Bank robbed for third time in a year

Terrorism fears lead to strict truck checks
Approximately eight out of 10 goods shipped in the United States are delivered by trucks every day, according to the American Trucking Associations. That being the case, trucking officials have been preparing since Sept. 11, 2001, for a terrorist threat.

Plan would build Aiken interchange

Across the area
Aiken County authorities are looking for an Aiken man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl, police said Thursday.

Relatives of victim blast rape sentence

Terrorism fears lead to strict truck checks

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

Subscriber of the day

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.

Wachovia branch robbed

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.

AugustaChronicle.com
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.

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

AugustaChronicle.com
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.

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

2 men are convicted of killing in '69 riot
YORK, Pa. - Two black men were convicted Thursday in the 1969 killing of a white rookie police officer in the second murder trial stemming from race riots that tore apart York more than three decades ago.

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.

New lab accepts its first autopsy
The new $4.1 million crime lab in Augusta accepted its first body this week for autopsy after the long-expected arrival of medical examiner Dr. Daniel Brown.

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.

Perdue, Price will discuss class sizes
When Columbia County School Superintendent Tommy Price speaks to Gov. Sonny Perdue during a Listening Session on Saturday, the issue of class-size mandates will be his No. 1 talking point.

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

Full Thurmond Lake ends drought system
Thurmond Lake hit its highest level in five years Thursday, prompting the Army Corps of Engineers to begin releasing excess water in flood-control mode.

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.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Dennis Venson of Martinez.

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

Police want earlier bar closings
The late-night party in Aiken is on its way to an earlier bedtime.

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.

Army company keeps Marines moving forward
CAMP COYOTE, Kuwait - Their journey to the Middle East began almost two months ago on a chilly morning at the Army Reserve center on Wrightsboro Road.

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.

Jewish group gives honors
Phillis Wolk said she was very pleased to be named Woman of the Year on Thursday night by the Congregation Children of Israel Sisterhood.

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.

Across South Carolina
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -Former 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell, who was wanted on an obscenity charge, has turned himself in to authorities.

Across the area

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.

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

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.

Rants and Raves
HOW DUMB ARE the American politicians if they are going to bomb Iraq, then build it back? Did the Muslims bomb the Twin Towers and the Pentagon? They are not stupid enough to do so. I think it is a slap in the face of every America who loses his life in this war for us to rebuild so much as a small cave.

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

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.

Neighbor records burglars in action

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

Army company keeps Marines moving forward

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.

2 men are convicted of killing in '69 riot

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.

Across Georgia

News you can use

Full Thurmond Lake ends drought system

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.

Rise in crime alters investigator's duties

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

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

ACC not what it once was
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The cheesiest baseline level of accomplishment in collegiate sports is achieving "bowl-eligible" status.

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.

Harvick drives into pit of controversy again

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.

Q&A with Bobby Labonte

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

Templates rule at racetrack

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.

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

Official works overtime
NEW ORLEANS - The Southeastern Conference Tournament is usually a fun time for Freddy Jones.

Lady Jags' success reassures coach
Each one of Augusta State's 47 losses the past three seasons eats at women's basketball coach Greg Wilson.

Tournament schedule
Here is a schedule of upcoming games.

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.

Verbal exchange bothers Arkansas
NEW ORLEANS - What's the Southeastern Conference without a controversy?

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

Panthers sign OL Brzezinski

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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.

Calling mentally ill 'inmates' hurtful
On Feb. 24, The Chronicle published an editorial about the Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia. I cannot comment on the center, but this letter is to express my outrage with the title of your editorial, "Inmates in charge?" Glenda B. Brown, Decatur, Ga.

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

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.

Clearing up confusion over meanings of "liberal," " conservative"
Recent letters show that liberalism and conservatism are not well understood by some. Larry Jarrett, Warrenville, S.C.

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:

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

Randy Hall not catching on to what new leadership is about
The "it-takes-a-village" people and Sarah Brady's anti-gunners have forged an alliance behind House Bill 197 by Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Dunwoody, which contains the following provision: "A parent, guardian or other person, having immediate control or custody of a child under the age of 16, commits the offense of endangering a child in the second degree if the person intentionally or with criminal negligence engages in conduct that places the child in imminent danger of death, bodily injury or mental injury." Ken Drawdy, Hephzibah, Ga.

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.

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

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.

Nothing is beyond faith
It was totally unreasonable to expect Elizabeth Smart to show up alive.

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.

Protest this!
If our gentle friends overflowing with wisdom in Hollywood are so against violence, why is it that they excrete so much of it into our living rooms and theaters?

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.

State flag has never represented racism
A lot of people are talking about things that they know nothing about, and they don't care if they are right or wrong. One wrote, "I cannot stand the thought of my ancestors coming over here on a slave ship, under that hated flag." Well, she didn't have to worry. That "hated flag" never flew over any slave ship. As a matter of fact, it never flew over any state capital during slavery. It was never the flag of the Confederacy, and it was never the Stars and Bars. That is a different flag and was the first flag of the Confederacy. Jesse Myers, Millen, Ga.

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.

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.

Alcohol tax hike won't reduce teen drinking
In response to the Feb. 23 letter by the president of the Georgia Parent-Teacher Association, Shiree Lynch ("Applauds increase in tobacco and alcohol tax"), calling for higher beer taxes, I'd like to set the record straight. J. Douglas Herman Sr., Augusta

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Aiken Trials show power of two

Aiken Trials show power of two
The 61st running of the Aiken Trials Saturday at the Aiken Training Track will showcase some of the most promising two-year-old horses in the area, especially in the first two races of the day.

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.

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.

Overtime
University of Georgia sports radio broadcaster Jeff Dantzler has been relieved of some duties after asking female students what color underwear they were wearing during an interview.

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

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.

ABC News introduces online broadband news chanel
NEW YORK -- Aiming to become a regular presence on computer screens, ABC News has introduced ABC News Live, a 24-hour online channel featuring live feeds as well as anchored coverage of events.

Some lawmakers call for regulating, not banning, online gambling
WASHINGTON -- A small bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to let states regulate and tax Internet gambling, even as others in Congress renew efforts to ban the burgeoning form of wagering.

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.

FDA to require bar codes on hospital drugs
WASHINGTON -- Supermarket-style bar codes will soon be required on every medication given to hospitalized patients, to help ensure they get the right dose of the right drug at the right time.

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.

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.

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.

These cookies are a fun twist on an Irish tradition

Diamond Dogs top Austin Peay

Two Bulldogs file lawsuit to play on

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.

Kitchings leaves on sour note

Gamecocks will take their second chance

Kitchings leaves on sour note
NEW ORLEANS - The look on Tony Kitchings' face said everything.

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.

Odds and Ends

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

Britain draws up list of disarmament condtions for Iraq

Iraq rejects British compromise proposal

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

Britain angered by French rejection of compromise

Philadelphia center steps up supply shipments to troops overseas

New CD-ROM program teaches students effects of alcohol

ABC News introduces online broadband news chanel

Some lawmakers call for regulating, not banning, online gambling

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