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ASU right fielder Jeff Macaione dives for the ball during baseball action against Columbus at the ASU Athletic Complex Sunday afternoon.

Out of reach

Living up to 'Garden City' is not a job for pansies

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ORANGE, Texas -- A man accused of mistreating his 11-year-old stepson was ordered Thursday to spend 30 nights in a doghouse.

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HEPHZIBAH, Ga. -- Daniel McElmurray has milked his family's dairy farm for all it's worth.

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LAKELAND, Fla. - Horacio Ramirez isn't making life easy for Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox or pitcher Jason Marquis.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Atlanta pitcher Paul Byrd can't say for certain that he will start the season in the rotation, but after throwing off a mound Saturday he's hopeful the tenderness in his right elbow is gone for good.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - If you insist on measuring Atlanta pitcher Ray King by his girth, he suggests with just a trace of exasperation that you ignore the scale and take a look at some other numbers.

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Sheffield lets bat speak for him
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - For the first time in many years, Gary Sheffield is playing for a contract.

Sheffield lets bat speak for him

Long-distance relationship

On the move
Denise Hayes has joined Wachovia Mortgage Corp. as mortgage loan officer. The longtime area resident has been with Wachovia since 1993.

On the move

On the road again
When Roy Everingham gets in his car to go home, he starts heading away from downtown Augusta toward Thomson, where he and his wife find the smaller community a more enjoyable place to live.

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The owners and managers of businesses near the new North Augusta Wal-Mart Supercenter, scheduled to open Wednesday, are standing with their feet apart and their arms crossed waiting.

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NEW YORK -- When John Nimmo was called up by the reserves and sent to Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the multimedia production company he co-owned ended up in a financial bind.

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Long-distance relationship
Kay Lasser could have easily given up her small check-cashing franchise in Tulsa, Okla., when she moved to Columbia County a few years ago.

It's no myth that exporting can be profitable
Many misconceptions surround exporting. The number of people who think entry into export markets is "easy" always amazes me. It is not. I am equally amazed by the number of people who think exporting is "very difficult." It is not.

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NEW YORK -- It was a turnaround no one expected: After pushing near multiyear lows, Wall Street staged its strongest advance in five months, surprising many who doubted the market could rally given investors' persistent war fears.

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Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women In Business: Balancing Work and Home in Crisis Situations; seminar by Sandra Johnson; sponsored by University Hospital; Pullman Hall, 11:30 a.m.; $15 at door.

Pocket change

It's no myth that exporting can be profitable

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NEW YORK -- For stock analysts, especially those who enjoyed the spotlight in the market's late 1990s boom, fun has become as elusive as a tech company on the rise.

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Carlisle Tire & Wheel Co.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Tyler Lumsden allowed just three hits and one run over six innings as Clemson beat Georgia Southern 11-1 on Sunday night in a game moved to Charleston because of the bad condition of the Eagles' home field.

Lady Jags begin reaping rewards

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A couple of weeks ago, a few despicable teachers in Maine upset some children of National Guard members by insinuating their parents could die in an unjust aggression on Iraq.

End this practice now

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The old Beverly Hillbillies television show had charm and heart. Even though many of the laughs came from the naivete of the Clampetts, the moral of every episode was that the family's simple goodness outweighed any amount of innocent ignorance. Things always worked out for them.

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Rep. James P. Moran, D-Va., hasn't lost much. Democrats have stripped from him the low-level distinction of being one of 24 "regional whips" assigned to count votes for the party's caucus in the U.S. House. Save your black crepe for a more somber occasion.

End this practice now

Rowland for sheriff

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NEW YORK -- Six years after rapper The Notorious B.I.G. was slain, the grief is still fresh for his mother, Voletta Wallace.

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Corned beef has long history
There's a saying that there are two kinds of people on St. Patrick's Day, those who are Irish and those who are for the day.

She done it
For Georgia author Patricia Sprinkle, murder is just a means to an end.

Home front
Want to remake a room? Here are some tips:

A perfect fit
Downsizing seemed the solution for Paul and Jane Brinkman.

Proper pampering
CANCUN, Mexico - It was pure bliss: I was in a Jacuzzi, gazing at the Caribbean sea at sunset, having my head gently massaged as gentle music played in a room set with scented candles.

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION: Parade, festival noon to 11 p.m. Monday, Eighth Street Plaza and Augusta Common, with dancing by Celtic Rhythm, Irish music, food, street dance, clowns and amusements; 821-1754.

Top off wedding attire with spring hat
Dear Carson: My youngest daughter will be married in a church at 10 a.m. on a weekday this month. The ceremony will be followed with a brunch at another location in our town, but one that is near our church. Will it be appropriate for the women to include a spring hat as part of their attire? May I, as mother of the bride, wear one as well? - Behatted Hostess

In the know
Chronicle Books has released a set of cringe-worthy postcards to tickle your funny bone.

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NEW YORK -- There's no way to avoid income taxes, even if you're lost your job.

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As thanks for "greening" up your house and freshening the air all winter, consider taking your houseplants into the shower - not all your houseplants, though. Cacti and succulents prefer to stay dry in winter and some other plants may be too big to conveniently move into and out of the bathroom. But plants like gardenia and staghorn fern would love an occasional shower.

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HOBBIES 3-3

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ATLANTA - It's been 10 long years since the Georgia Tech women got the thrill of seeing their name called on Selection Sunday.

Pacers coach likes challenge

Pacers coach likes challenge
USC Aiken has been at its worst this season against Division I opponents.

Love leaps into lead

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TUCSON, Ariz. - Wendy Doolan overcame soggy conditions and the pursuit of more prominent players to shoot 5-under-par 65 Sunday and win the LPGA Tour's season opener by three strokes.

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - This time, Justin Leonard got the best of his good friend, Davis Love III.

Love leaps into lead
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - For a tournament lacking big names, the Honda Classic has come up with a marquee final-round pairing .

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Petr Sykora scored twice late in the third period, including the tying goal with 31 seconds remaining, as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks tied the Calgary Flames 2-2 Sunday night.

Iraq invites Blix, ElBaradei to Baghdad to speed up cooperation
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq invited chief U.N. weapons inspectors Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei to Baghdad to discuss outstanding disarmament issues as President Bush prepared to meet with his top allies about a possible war.

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UNITED NATIONS -- As President Bush pushed the United Nations to the wall Sunday, France and its allies were undeterred, insisting Iraq should have more time to disarm. U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix was preparing a plan that would prolong inspections for several more months.

Key developments concerning Iraq
Developments in the Iraq crisis:

U.S. takes back aid package offered to Turkey in exchange for military cooperation against Iraq
WASHINGTON -- As U.S. hopes dwindled of going through Turkey for an attack on Iraq, the Bush administration took back its offer to give $15 billion in aid to Turkey in exchange for military cooperation, officials said Saturday.

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Carrier crew confronts stress as U.S. prepares for war
ABOARD THE USS HARRY S. TRUMAN -- The sun set over the eastern Mediterranean as sailors and pilots crowded into a packed gym above this aircraft carrier's massive hangar bay - the smell of sweat laced with an air of expectation.

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SYDNEY, Australia -- The Australian government will meet early this week to decide whether to commit its forces to a potential U.S.-led war with Iraq, Prime Minister John Howard said Monday.

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BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein warned Sunday that if Iraq is attacked, it will take the war anywhere in the world "wherever there is sky, land or water." President Bush gave the United Nations one more day to find a diplomatic solution to the standoff.

Living up to 'Garden City' is not a job for pansies
In the world of our dreams, grandmothers in sunbonnets cultivate petunias.

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Today's heavy rain did not deter the many St. Patrick's Day revelers in downtown Augusta.

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A series of wrecks around 1 p.m. shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 today as crews treated injured drivers and passengers and cleared demolished vehicles.

'Chronicle' giving SUVs a bum rap

Let peace be our goal

Patriotism is about fighting for what is right, responsible

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U.S. President George W. Bush, in many of his speeches pushing for war with Iraq to remove Iraq's President Saddam Hussein, speaks of establishing democracy in the Middle East. The Chronicle's March 5 editorial, "Foreign aid turkey" proposing cutting off aid to Turkey because of the vote of its parliament not to allow our troops a staging area is puzzling. Dick Donnelly, Evans, Ga.

Turkey listened to its people

Insulting second graders is a new low for liberals

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Who is National Council on Women's Organizations Chairwoman Martha Burk helping in her Augusta National campaign? Let's say Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Hootie Johnson's gang sees the feminist light, and allows 50-percent membership (of 300) to be women. She helped 150 women. Assume 2,000 men-only clubs operate in the United States with 300 members each. They do the 50-50 "Mad Martha" membership jig. She has helped 300,000 repressed women of America attain "equal" status. Paul Rosenzweig Jr., Augusta

Ex-trooper to vote for Hunt

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What a sad day for alleged liberals around the world who protest the possible war to remove Iraq's President Saddam Hussein. Even the pope has joined the protest, reminding the world of the failure of moral people to condemn Adolf Hitler and his extermination of the Jews during World War II. Does the Vatican not remember having to apologize for its silence in condemning the Holocaust? Keith Shafer, Augusta

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It was interesting to read about the reorganization of the Aiken County patrol shifts and zones that was recently made by interim Aiken County Sheriff Jody Rowland. I cannot comment on the desirability of these changes, but I do question why such changes are being made at this time by an "interim" sheriff. William A. Reese, North Augusta, S.C.

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Out of curiosity, does your National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio pick up the emergency channel where you live or work? Mine doesn't! Families are being urged to purchase a specially programmed radio to pick up any severe weather alerts, but after doing so, I cannot for the life of me pick up any NOAA signal worth listening to. Janice McNair, Augusta

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Can someone, anyone, please stop President George W. Bush from spending every dollar he gets his "fiscally conservative" hands on? Mr. Bush is making the "tax and spend" Democrats of yesteryear look like Clark Howard. Just one glance at how this fortunate son is handling our nation's budget should clue you in to why he was such a failure in the oil business. Tim Kelly, Augusta

Hunt a better man for office of sheriff

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She done it

Corned beef has long history

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NEW YORK -- As chief designer and president for the trendy label Bisou Bisou, Michele Bohbot was used to creating clothing in sizes no larger than 10 and selling to upscale department stores like Bloomingdale's.

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Larry Burrows photographed the Vietnam War from 1962, the earliest days of U.S. involvement, until his death in a helicopter crash in Vietnam in 1971. His work, published back home in Life magazine, gave millions of Americans a close-up view of the war.

Lynx on thin ice

Lynx on thin ice
As the Augusta Lynx keep losing, their margin for error to make the postseason grows smaller and smaller.

Lynx road report
Today: vs. South Carolina Stingrays, North Charleston Coliseum, 3 p.m.

Sewer utilities fire back at state policies

Game day becomes schools' holiday

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More than 100 people gathered in an Augusta church's parking lot Sunday evening as part of a global candlelight vigil for peace.

Getting it for a song
The Rev. Jesse Jackson paid homage to the Swanee Quintet on a recent trip to Augusta.

Chamber official spreads message to protect Fort

Fuel-moving missions are vital to all troops
CAMP COYOTE, Kuwait - Fuel-moving missions take the truck drivers of the 319th Transportation Company into the badlands of northern Kuwait, over desert highways with nothing on the horizon but dirt and power lines, and onto bumpy roads skirting lands that could soon become a battle zone.

MOX plant worries residents

Game day becomes schools' holiday
Clarke County teachers and pupils will get a vacation day for the Georgia-Florida football game next year - and they won't have to give up the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, an option that had been proposed to make up classroom time.

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MOX plant worries residents
A community meeting will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Second Baptist Church in Aiken to discuss how a new SRS plant might affect minorities and the poor. The church is at 425 Hampton Ave. Call (803) 641-0224 for more information.

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Getting it for a song

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DALTON -Troops deployed to Iraq can expect a quick war, but some will have to occupy the region and rebuild for many years, said the state's adjutant general, Maj. Gen. David Poythress.

Across the area

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Police were looking for robbers Sunday in a weekend home invasion in which two masked men assaulted and tied up an Augusta mother.

Across the southeast
ORANGEBURG -Flooding caused by heavy rains closed a stretch of U.S. 301 in Orangeburg on Saturday, officials said.

Chamber official spreads message to protect Fort
Thom Tuckey is committed to spreading the word to the community: Don't take for granted that Fort Gordon will always be around.

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Eugene Kirkland lives near an artillery range.

Sewer utilities fire back at state policies
Private water and sewer companies in South Carolina are caught up in a regulatory cat-and-mouse game that leaves customers footing the bil

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A former Augusta mayor said money should not be an obstacle for renaming Augusta's River Watch Parkway after former state Rep. Jack Connell.

News you can use
MARCH 16, 1971 U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield of Oregon said he will hold a Capitol stork shower for Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina.

Building up to rebirth
The summer days when children on Aiken's north side scampered for Popsicles at the neighborhood store on Williamsburg Street are gone.

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AIKEN - It's not widely known, but the woman who runs the Aiken Steeplechase Office is more comfortable at a four-legged, stationary desk than high in the saddle of a horse.

Across Georgia

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A rookie jailer for the Richmond County Sheriff's Office was charged Sunday with selling heroin, the result of a weeklong undercover drug operation, according to Sheriff Ronnie Strength.

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Across Georgia
WARNER ROBINS -Police said Saturday they were investigating the deaths of two children who drowned in a neighbor's septic tank.

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March 17, 1982 The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority set the scene Tuesday for a tug-of-war with the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Augusta, and at stake is at least $175,000 in mixed-drink taxes and the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Buddy Hendry would love to be out of work.

Building up to rebirth

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Barry Hemphill knew from the beginning it would never again be the same.

Fuel-moving missions are vital to all troops

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AIKEN - As House members debated the state's budget last week, legislators moved to overhaul South Carolina's election system and domestic violence laws.

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CHARLESTON -Scientists are trying to decide what's causing hundreds of acres of marsh plants to die along the state's tidal creeks and coastal waters.

Weather hinders race day
AIKEN - Kenneth Beard braved the cold rain Saturday to watch his boss's horse race in the Aiken Trials.

Tourney time still unbeatable
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The ACC is not the best basketball conference this season. It can't claim the best basketball team or a No. 1 seed. It can't promise depth of field in the NCAA bracket.

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LOS ANGELES -- For TV viewers, the Academy Awards ceremony has become a fashion show comparable to the best of Paris - sometimes bizarre, always eye-catching.

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MOSCOW -- Clad in skimpy tank tops, teenage pop stars Lena and Yulia giggle and clasp hands on a Russian television talk show as their hit music video is played for a studio audience.

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The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

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Rain washes out Busch race
DARLINGTON, S.C. - The Busch race at Darlington Raceway was postponed until Monday because of rain.

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DARLINGTON, S.C. - Matt Kenseth finished eighth Sunday in the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington Raceway - not bad considering he crashed on the seventh lap.

Personal milestones get overshadowed by track

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DARLINGTON, S.C. - The record books will show Sunday's finish between Ricky Craven and Kurt Busch as the standard for close finishes on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

Personal milestones get overshadowed by track
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Bill Elliott stopped counting every time he started a race on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series a long time ago.

Rain washes out Busch race

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Hundreds of people rallied on the state Capitol steps Sunday, calling on authorities to dedicate more resources to catching a serial killer who has murdered at least four women.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Laying in a hospital bed with his eyes bandaged shut and severe burns on his hands and back, William Long never felt so alone.

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CHICAGO - On this St. Patrick's Day, raise a glass to Francis O'Neill.

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SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs' sixth straight win came with a twist - potentially a costly one.

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LSU joined regulars Connecticut, Tennessee and Duke as No. 1 seeds Sunday in the NCAA women's basketball tournament, which might have some suspense now that UConn actually lost a game.

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INDIANAPOLIS - In a season full of scandal, the NCAA Tournament selection committee restored some order to college basketball.

Lady Jags begin reaping rewards
Greg Wilson finds his phone ringing off the hook these days.

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NEW ORLEANS - Kentucky didn't want the scissors Sunday. The way the Wildcats see it, they'll do their net snipping three weeks from today.

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Ex-trooper to vote for Hunt
I want to add my support for Mike Hunt to be Aiken County sheriff. Upon retiring from the South Carolina Highway Patrol after 25 years, I served 14 months with the Aiken County Coroner's Office, 14 month as emergency preparedness coordinator, and three years as captain with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office until I left last year. Sgt. William Cole (retired SCHP), Aiken, S.C.

Let peace be our goal
I am a Navy wife. My husband has served for over 21 years and is still serving on active duty at Fort Gordon. I will always support the men and women of our Armed Forces, and keep them in my prayers. With that said, I will never, ever support an administration that insists America must be the aggressor, that we must throw the first punch that would threaten the global community we helped create. Robyn Hughes, Evans, Ga.

Patriotism is about fighting for what is right, responsible
This letter is for all our American patriots, male and female, serving all our Armed Forces. Yes! To be patriotic to our country and nation now in the midst of peril and anxiety and a time when the United States must go in to disarm Saddam Hussein of massive weapons of destruction since he has been dishonest in doing so. The Rev. Michael Lubinsky, Augusta

End this practice now
A wire service story several years ago described the partial birth abortion process as partially delivering a fetus and then sucking out the "skull contents."

Insulting second graders is a new low for liberals
The noble teaching profession (filled for the most part with highly dedicated professionals) is evidently not immune, along with the rest of society, to the idiocy of leftist extremists - who, in this pitiful case, made themselves feel better by insulting 7-year-old children whose parents were going off to war. This stomach-turning fiasco was reported recently after complaints were filed against a couple of elementary teachers in Maine who had "informed" the children of Army reservists, in front of their fellow students, that their parents were "unethical" and "immoral" participants in "an unjust war." David Blackmon, Augusta

Rowland for sheriff
Every single vote is crucial in the special March 25 Republican primary for Aiken County sheriff.

'Chronicle' giving SUVs a bum rap
In reference to the Feb. 27 editorial cartoon by Rick McKee, I am trying to figure out why the SUVs are getting a lot of bad words against them. James Turner, North Augusta, S.C.

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Dogwood Stable team takes two of five

Area sports annoncments

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Andrew Williamson scored twice, including the game-winner halfway through the third period, as the Augusta Lynx defeated the South Carolina Stingrays 5-3 on Sunday, keeping their frail playoff hopes alive.

Overtime
Hugh Douglas was looking for a team, and the Jacksonville Jaguars were seeking impact players.

Dogwood Stable team takes two of five
Trainer Ron Stevens, jockey Kim Baker and Dogwood Stable emerged from a scratch-laden field at the Aiken Trials on Saturday to nearly sweep the sloshy Aiken Training Track clean.

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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Lleyton Hewitt and girlfriend Kim Clijsters have matching Pacific Life Open titles.

Area sports annoncments
Friday, May 16-Sunday, May 18: The 14th annual Southeastern Traditional Championships at Robin Hood Archery Club in Elberton, Ga. For more information, call John Hood at (706) 746-9987.

Outdoors calendar
Tuesday: A seven-lesson Boating Safety Coursebegins at 7 tonight. Classes will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Port Authority Building in Augusta. Contact the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21, 860-9477 for details.

Safety advocate honored
Dwayne McLeskey was honored by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as the Thomson District's volunteer hunter safety instructor of the year. McLeskey, who has been a volunteer more tha

Tale of the whitetail
The cover is yellowed with age - and dated April 1953. The handbook, Game Resources of Georgia was compiled by Georgia's Game & Fish Commission to inventory our wildlife, especially deer.

Tale of the whitetail

Safety advocate honored

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Q: I'm shopping for a laptop computer. I'm confused by all the wireless connection options. Which ones do I need, if any?

Tourney time still unbeatable

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NEW YORK -- A few weeks after Susan posted her resume on an Internet job board, the move appeared to be paying off.

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NEW ORLEANS -- Maybe it's because wireless technologies seem magical, filling the air with unseen vibrations that mean something.

Research group working to end unwanted e-mail
SAN JOSE, Calif. - To stem the unrelenting tidal wave of unsolicited, unwanted e-mail, people and companies are going to extraordinary lengths - at considerable expense.

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It stretches across 90 miles, costs up to $60 million and links amazing high-tech machinery

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LOS ANGELES -- Archie Bunker, meet Cartman.

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NEW YORK -- HBO has suspended filming of "The Sopranos" due to a contract dispute with the show's star, James Gandolfini, newspapers said.

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NEW YORK -- Call it a role reversal: Angie Harmon, once the new kid on the block on NBC's "Law & Order," is the seasoned mentor in charge of a teenage spy in the film "Agent Cody Banks."

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LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Wielding a cutting torch like a six-shooter, "Monster Garage" foreman Jesse James has been dazzling Discovery Channel audiences by guiding the transformation of ordinary vehicles into Frankencars.

Mississippi State finds place at top

Mississippi State finds place at top
NEW ORLEANS - In a geographical sense, they have come from nowhere - otherwise known as Starkville, Miss.

Not playing costs Dogs big money

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ATHENS - Two years ago, the Georgia women's basketball team wondered if it would earn a No. 1 seed after winning the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Not playing costs Dogs big money
NEW ORLEANS - Georgia's decision to cut short its season will cost the Bulldogs a lot more than a chance at winning the Southeastern Conference Tournament or advancing to the Final Four.

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COLUMBIA - South Carolina has the fifth seed in the Mideast in this year's NCAA tournament and a tough road to repeat last season's trip to the regional finals.

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WASHINGTON -- On the brink of war, President Bush and summit partners from Britain and Spain gave the United Nations a Monday deadline to endorse the use of force to compel Iraq's immediate disarmament.

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SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea cannot remain "a passive onlooker" while the United States conducts military exercises in the region, the North said Sunday, claiming that Washington is pushing a nuclear crisis toward a second Korean War.

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- El Salvador's former leftist guerrillas claimed victory after exit polls indicated their party retained the mayorship of the country's capital in Sunday's elections.

Iraq invites Blix, ElBaradei to Baghdad to speed up cooperation

Key developments concerning Iraq

Carrier crew confronts stress as U.S. prepares for war

Research group working to end unwanted e-mail

MCG readies center application