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There was no definitive moment when Sean Moton realized his life's ambition.

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A production of the classic American musical The Music Man demands certain skills from its cast. The performers must be able to sing, dance, be broadly comic and quietly romantic and, perhaps most important, be prepared to do a little ghost busting.

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For the first time in school history, the Washington County baseball team has a place in the state rankings.

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Here are statistics for area prep baseball players.

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When Cross Creek finished its post-game meeting after dispatching Silver Bluff on Wednesday, coach Bob Polewski walked toward the dugout with a scowl on his face.

Washington County makes big strides

Prep baseball statistics

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CINCINNATI -- The jet flew right over downtown on its approach to the airport, giving Cincinnati Reds players a spectacular view of their new ballpark.

The ides of March are the least of our worries

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ATLANTA - When a sinker-ball pitcher keeps the ball low in the strike zone, Atlanta Braves second baseman Marcus Giles said, he's going to win his share of ballgames.

Pitching lags as team heads home

Gryboski knows his role this year

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ATLANTA - Atlanta pitcher Kevin Gryboski sat in front of his locker Friday afternoon, a few hours before the Braves' exhibition with the Boston Red Sox, flipping through a magazine.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - For the Atlanta Braves, Florida has been a spring of hits.

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ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves placed pitcher Paul Byrd on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a sore right elbow.

Boston silences Atlanta

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WASHINGTON - Groups working to improve inner-city areas and housing for the poor need to do a better job of measuring their success, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday.

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LESTER, Ga. - Logger Mike Simpson used to enjoy his jaunts into the forests of southwestern Georgia, where he could make a decent living cutting 15-year-old pine trees and hauling them out of the woods.

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WASHINGTON -- The economy grew at a mediocre 1.4 percent annual rate in the final quarter of 2002, and many economists think it won't do much better - and perhaps worse - in the current quarter as the stagnant job market and war uncertainties make American consumers and businesses more cautious.

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After 11 years, the former Riverwatch Convenience Store has a new sign.

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WASHINGTON -- About 640,000 white-collar workers could lose overtime pay, while more than a million low-income employees could begin to earn it under a White House proposal to overhaul decades-old labor laws.

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ATLANTA - Hundreds or thousands of Georgia workers could be cheated out of benefits and the state could be losing millions of dollars because some employers improperly treat their employees as independent contractors.

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NEW YORK -- Investors worried about a drawn-out war with Iraq sold stocks lower for the third straight day Friday. Tepid economic news added to the market's declines.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Westinghouse plans to lay off 32 workers from its nuclear fuel plant here.

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WASHINGTON -- Consumer spending was flat in February - for the second straight month - as war uncertainties, job worries and higher energy prices made people more tightfisted.

Georgia, Duke look to keep marching forward

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Georgia is finally on its way to joining the other 49 states with a child endangerment law. A bill passed unanimously this week by the state Senate calls for felony child endangerment charges to be filed against any adult whose conduct places a child in "imminent danger of death, bodily injury or mental injury."

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The Iraqi war is not preventing Congress from dealing with its legislative business, such as getting on with the budget. It appears as though there'll be some kind of tax cut in the final budget, but not nearly as much as President Bush wants to stimulate the economy.

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U.S. officials say the outcome of the war in Iraq is certain.

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Some of the peaceniks who served themselves up as "human shields" for Saddam Hussein are learning what a stupid idea that was. A few American anti-war activists have returned from their sojourn to Iraq totally shorn of their naivete.

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The bill to substantially reform South Carolina's troubled Division of Motor Vehicles is making impressive progress in the legislature. This is critically important, not only for Palmetto State vehicle owners and drivers, but also because DMV is the most frequently dealt-with government agency in the state - the face of state government, if you will.

Worthwhile risks

Shocked into reality

The budget blues

DMV reform en route

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LAUGH UNTIL YOU DROP COMEDY EXPLOSION: 8:30 tonight, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; with Tyler, Dirty South, Double D and Shawty Shawty; $12-$30; 722-8341, (678) 851-2800 or www.imperialtheatre.com.

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

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The newly reconstituted Air Apparent will perform tonight at the Big Easy, Eighth Street Plaza at Riverwalk Augusta.

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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 tournament news

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Ahhh, spring!

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Malley's offers bagels, grits and much more

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We're suspicious of grits cooked by a chef wearing anything other than a bathrobe. It's one of those dishes that seems to require an extra helping of TLC, and that can be hard to come by outside of mom's kitchen.

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Many gardeners can't bear to discard bulbs after they have been forced to blossom in winter. That is the usual recommendation for what to do with these plants because they cannot be forced to bloom again.

Yellowwood is a late-bloomer

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Landscapers and home gardeners are forever looking for new plants for the landscape. One "new" plant to consider is actually a native plant that's underused, the American yellowwood tree (Cladrastis kentuckea).

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Georgia Southern football coach Mike Sewak admits he detected some uneasiness among fans last year when he made his first tour of the booster-club circuit.

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ATLANTA - Youth has been the most popular word around the Georgia Tech basketball program all season.

Georgia Tech hopes team will mature

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Jack's coming back, Arnie's Army might march again, and the age limit might be gone at the Masters Tournament.

Veterans Haas, Tway share lead

Haas Jr. rooting hard for father

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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Michelle Wie made her first cut Friday despite some bad reads on the green by her caddie. It was easy to forgive him, though, because it was her father.

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Augusta's John Engler is home recuperating from Sunday's automobile accident that killed two people and left him hospitalized.

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Tiger Woods' opening tee shot was headed for a thick strand of pine trees when he muttered through clenched teeth, "Get in the rough."

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On a stop-start-stop first day of The Players Championship, veterans stole an incomplete show.

Masters hopefuls watch bubble burst

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Clemson remained No. 1 in Division I for the fourth consecutive week according to the new Precept Coaches Poll released Thursday.

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LONDON -- A British cabinet minister urged the Royal & Ancient golf club to make sure there is no gender discrimination at all-male clubs hosting the British Open.

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Augusta State University golfer Jay Haas Jr., is pulling for his father to make the Masters Tournament field for selfish reasons.

Engler recovers after fatal wreck

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Padraig Harrington had a sore hip caused by a bum ankle, couldn't hit the ball straight and wound up leading The Players Championship.

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Scott Hoch became the fourth player to withdraw from The Players Championship, deciding before the first round Thursday he could not play with a wrist injury.

Augusta State drops a spot

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Stephen Leaney and Trevor Immelman probably aren't going to like what they read Monday morning in the newspaper.

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NEW YORK -- Sorry, Martha Burk, you just lost me.

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BASHUR, Iraq -- Denied rights to invade by land from Turkey, the U.S. military instead parachuted about 1,000 Army troops into Kurdish-held northern Iraq in a dramatic nighttime operation that opened another front against Saddam Hussein's regime.

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WASHINGTON -- The United States would oppose any United Nations effort to lay out a road map for postwar Iraq that would remove decision-making and control from the coalition forces now seeking to remove Saddam Hussein, Secretary of State Colin Powell said.

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The biggest bombs dropped on Baghdad so far - two 4,700-pound "bunker busters" - struck a communications tower Friday in an intense U.S. bombardment. In the south, British officers said Iraqi fighters defending the besieged city of Basra fired on hundreds of civilians trying to flee.

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TALLIL AIRFIELD, Southern Iraq -- The first U.S. airplane landed Thursday at a key Iraqi airfield, which forces informally renamed "Bush International Airport."

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NEAR KARBALA, Iraq -- The ferocious sandstorm that halted the U.S. drive on Baghdad lifted Thursday and coalition warplanes were back in the sky in force, blasting Iraqi armor that probed American lines.

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BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's defense minister said Thursday the real battle for Baghdad will be on its streets, making his bold remarks just before the most powerful blasts in days rattled the capital and destroyed communications and command facilities.

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WASHINGTON -- Coalition forces control more than a third of Iraq's territory and 95 percent of its skies, the Pentagon's top general said Friday.

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WASHINGTON -- America's battle plan for Baghdad is taking shape, with U.S. forces now in position to strike the Iraqi capital from nearly all sides - or to mount a siege and wait for Saddam Hussein's regime to fall to internal opposition.

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CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar -- The U.S. Central Command denied Friday that it had underestimated Iraq's fighting ability but acknowledged that battlefield commanders may be seeing a "more precise" reality of resistance than headquarters.

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U.S. and British troop casualties from the war. U.S. totals (which include only those identified by military or confirmed by family members): 28 dead, seven captured, 16 missing. British total: 22 dead (only 10 names have been released).

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KUWAIT CITY -- A missile fell into the sea and exploded near a major shopping mall in Kuwait City early Saturday, but officials said it caused no injuries and little damage.

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With sandstorms finally ended and a new front opened in the north, U.S. commanders said Thursday they would swiftly intensify attacks on Iraqi forces. In the south, a British armored unit destroyed 14 Iraqi tanks trying to break out of the besieged city of Basra.

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UMM QASR, Iraq -- Flanked by patrol boats and assault helicopters, the British supply ship Sir Galahad docked at the hard-won port of Umm Qasr on Friday, loaded with the first military shipment of relief aid for Iraqi citizens.

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This has not been the best of times.

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ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia coach Jim Harrick resigned Thursday amid a scandal in the basketball program that already had led to the firing of his son, an assistant coach.

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Jack Nicklaus will play in the Masters for the 43rd time, convinced by two practice rounds at Augusta National that he feels good enough and hits the ball long enough to compete.

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I wish someone would give me just 10 minutes with all the protest leaders. I would hope to just shake some sense into them. Where are they living? Not in the same world as most of us. Margaret Ertz, Evans, Ga.

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As many are doing, I've been watching the progress of the war. I hear of the deaths of the young men, and sadness overwhelms me. Joan Kennedy, Grovetown, Ga.

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Americans were, and always have been, liberators - not aggressors, as the misguided protesters cry out. I say this with good reason. Jenny F. Morris, Augusta

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Regarding Leonard Pitts' March 24 column, "Ask the Dixie Chicks: No dissent allowed on our path to isolation": Eric Treesh, Hephzibah, Ga.

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Regarding your March 22 editorial, "Raise cigarette tax." I noticed you forgot to include the tax proposal on alcohol that our so-called Republican governor also would like to increase. It has become easy to pass on "sin taxes" to allow the government's unrestrained spending to continue. Dan Rutensky, Augusta

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President George W. Bush has committed "a capital crime" in modern international law: an attack against another state in violation of the United Nations Charter. He has abandoned modern-day law and order to plunge the world back into the dark days of warfare and jealously guarded empires. Mohsin Ansari, Evans, Ga.

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The devastation of good men with good intentions is what happens when you are on the wrong end of a one-issue policy - a policy that means far more than money to a large majority of Georgians... Milton Gresham, Evans, Ga.

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The time has come when the United States should get out of the League of Nations - oops, sorry - the un-United Nations. Al Kotras, Augusta

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Ellen Goodman wrote a good, fluffy column on March 22 ("Nation has gone from 'let's roll' to rolling the dice in Iraq") along with all of the "plays on words," "phrases" and catchy print bytes. What she sorely falls short of is making a compelling argument for sitting back and, as a nation, sticking our collective heads in the sand concerning the Saddam Husseins and the Osama bin Ladens of the world. David B. Caudle, Grovetown, Ga.

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It is a hockey player's best friend, a prized possession, perhaps the most important tool of the trade.

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Mike Legg was the only player left on the Augusta Lynx bench as the South Carolina Stingrays huddled in front of goalie David Brumby after he stole his team a victory.

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Former Lynx Corey Smith, whom coach David Wilkie planned to sign this week for the final three games of the season, will not be joining the team after all.

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Lynx won't get help from Smith

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'Rays outlast Lynx

Lynx laugh off elimination talk

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Former Lynx goalie David Brumby made 37 saves for the Stingrays.

Lynx laugh off elimination talk

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Augusta will be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss. ... Veteran forward Jim Shepherd has scored eight of his 14 goals on the road.

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It is a hockey player's best friend, a prized possession, perhaps the most important tool of the trade.

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South Carolina Stingrays at Augusta Lynx.

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Airport panel OKs rebuilding

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Some Augusta-area former prisoners of war say they know firsthand what American soldiers recently imprisoned by the Iraqi government are going through.

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One by one, parents of students at A.R. Johnson Health, Science and Engineering High School stepped to the microphone Friday night to voice their opinions about the possible transfer of some of the school's top teachers.

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They came wearing business suits, Boy Scout uniforms and overalls; they celebrated by waving flags, their hands and patriotic pompoms.

Across South Carolina

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A mother who police and doctors say poisoned her daughter by injecting her with bacteria will begin an eight-year prison sentence Monday.

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ATLANTA -Voice mail traps would be banned from state government offices under a bill passed Thursday by the Georgia House.

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A jury convicted Michael A. Wilcher of murder Thursday, determining that he, and not Diana Wheeler, inflicted a fatal knife wound.

Preschoolers' parents cheer

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Day cares would be required to have liability insurance under a bill passed overwhelmingly in the Georgia House on Thursday, but the legislation faces a tough road in the Senate.

Man is convicted of 2000 murder

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Four-year-old William J. Radford was the first of 320 children to make it into Columbia County's preschool program when his name was pulled out of a box Thursday morning.

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The National Science Center is branching out, hoping to inspire teachers and pupils statewide.

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Richmond County school officials are investigating why a bus driver didn't report a pupil who pulled a box-cutter on classmates this week.

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Columbia County children get the chance to stretch their legs for prizes at the 10th Annual Spring Jingle Road Race.

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DULUTH, Ga. - What could be called the Nerd Bowl has all the color, excitement, noise and drama of any athletic match, but the combatants are cold-blooded machines without an ounce of emotion.

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MARCH 28, 1963 A subcommittee of Augusta's City Council will meet next Wednesday with Mayor Millard Beckum to study elimination of parking on Broad Street from Fifth to 13th streets.

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CAMP VIPER, Iraq - During a fuel hauling mission that lasted nearly four days, 319th Transportation Company trucks took enemy fire in an ambush attempt, and at one point were in the midst of a firefight at a depot close to the front lines.

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THIS IS A RAVE for all of the teachers in the CSRA. In the midst of this war, you, too, are on the front lines in the classroom. You do a great job in spite of the parents who criticize you and put you down.

Audit blasts family deals

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Today's subscriber of the day is Philip Hedgecoth of Grovetown.

Aiken leader urges fee raise

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DECATUR, Ga. -- Kevin Addison looked up to his son as a family leader.

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The cause of death for a 27-year-old man who was arrested Feb. 15 has been ruled acute cocaine toxicity, Mike Seigler, of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, announced Friday. Grovetown police say the man ingested cocaine before his arrest.

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MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- About 1,200 mourners packed a hangar Thursday to honor six members of an Air Force rescue team who died in Afghanistan during a nighttime mercy mission.

Across the area

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NORFOLK, Va. -- James Bradley was alone cleaning the floor at a Burger King when a man walked into the closed restaurant early Thursday.

Day-care measure requires insurance

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The budget picture in Aiken for the coming fiscal year is sharpening with grim clarity, and garbage and fire fee increases appear almost certain, as does the possibility of a utility fee increase for the second straight year.

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THIS IS A RAVE for all of the teachers in the CSRA. In the midst of this war, you, too, are on the front lines in the classroom. You do a great job in spite of the parents who criticize you and put you down.

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When it came to awarding contracts at a troubled Augusta mental health center, administrators kept it in the family, according to a scathing state audit.

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ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a medical liability reform bill that fully satisfies neither the medical nor the legal professions.

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IRAQI DESERT - The patient curled in a fetal position on an Army stretcher with his hands tied behind his back and his feet bound at the ankles. Tape covered his mouth.

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On the roads of Augusta, the Richmond County Coroner's Office has recently turned to a symbol that officials hope will provide a powerful message of road safety - the cross.

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If a case of smallpox pops up in the community, University Hospital officials will harken back to today.

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Georgia could generate $4.8 million in annual revenues by imposing user fees for cities and factories that empty waste into streams and rivers, according to the Georgia Public Interest Research Group.

Parents protest teacher moves

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Some local nightclubs are pouring free sodas and waiving cover charges for college students who agree to be designated drivers.

Experts say war coverage can be too much for some

Hospital will test smallpox response

Man faces charges in minister shooting

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Group says polluter fees would raise millions

Cross marks road death

Official sees problems in old job

Across the area

House to reconsider tobacco tax

Across the Southeast

Youths will race for prizes

Aiken school puts team in robot battle

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I'M APPALLED that a progressive community such as Columbia County has not made some effort at recycling.

Malpractice bill lacks awards cap

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Amanda Miller of Augusta is today's subscriber of the day.

Empty table reminds sailors of the lost

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Augusta Preparatory Day School senior Ashwin Rajendra was named the district STAR student Thursday night at a banquet in Thomson.

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Lillie Morris, a nurse at University Hospital, administers a fake shot to Augusta Tech student Dori Adams during a hospitalwide drill Friday. The drill was designed to test University's plan to vaccinate all 4,000 employees and physicians against smallpox if the need arose. Students filled in for employees so the hospital's day-to-day business would not be disrupted by the drill.

Science center site benefits teachers

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For those who are already weary of the war, the Bush administration delivered the bad news that it is likely now months, not days, before it will end. But for those who feel as if the bombs are dropping on them, there are things you can do, local mental health providers said.

McNeil moves on to 'The Next Level'

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Greenbrier High School student James Simpson had plans when he woke up Friday morning.

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I'M APPALLED that a progressive community such as Columbia County has not made some effort at recycling.

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ABOARD USS HARRY S. TRUMAN - Along the side of the officers dining room, in a corner all its own, is a small table set for one.

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ATLANTA -The Georgia Senate passed Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue's education package Friday, which would overturn key provisions of his predecessor's overhaul, but the chances of it passing the Democrat-controlled House remain slim.

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ATLANTA - Members of the House on Thursday sent Gov. Sonny Perdue a signal that they're not ready to abandon his call for higher tobacco taxes.

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When city officials closed a portion of Central Avenue near Augusta's water works plant last week, they not only prevented terrorists from having access. Some motorists say they created a traffic jam that has them up in arms.

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COLUMBIA -A House subcommittee approved a bill Thursday that would prevent state agencies from using public money to hire lobbyists.

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When he resigned last year for a position in Augusta, veteran Chatham County Finance Director David Persaud left more than his job. He left behind a steadily deteriorating finance department - one plagued by employee infighting, inexperience and a growing backlog of work.

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A plan approved Thursday by the Augusta Aviation Commission to rebuild Augusta Regional Airport's terminal at its current site will cost the airport much less than a midfield design and will preserve the crosswind runway.

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COMMERCE, Ga. - A north Georgia minister was in an Atlanta hospital Thursday after being shot him in the face when one of his congregants found his wife and the minister having an affair, police said.

Mother accepts 8 years in jail

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Former Georgia basketball coach Tubby Smith and former Georgia coaching candidate Mike Brey were working the sidelines of the NCAA's Sweet 16 when the other shoe finally fell on now former Georgia basketball coach Jim Harrick.

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

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The journey-to-the-center-of-the-earth adventure "The Core" isn't quite the pits. It's dumb fun at times, the movie's affable little knot of heroes providing enough heart and humor to occasionally make you forget the sheer stupidity of the premise.

Mini reviews

Video watch

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It seemed John Travolta couldn't have fallen any farther than "Battlefield Earth." And it seemed director John McTiernan couldn't have fallen any farther than "Rollerball."

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JUST OUT: Femme Fatale, Friday After Next, Jackass: The Movie, Maid in Manhattan and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

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"Head of State" stars Steve Martin and Queen Latifah as an uptight white guy and a funky black woman who form an unlikely friendship after meeting on the Internet.

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Leave it to the resilient Charles McNeil to find a way to take his sports broadcasting career to "The Next Level."

Concert calendar

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THE DRIFTERS, THE TAMS AND THE O'KAYSIONS: Master Ballpark Bash, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, Lake Olmstead Stadium; $10 advance, $15 day of show, VIP tables $150; www.tixonline.com or (803) 278-4TIX.

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There are few sing-along-with-Sting types in the world of heavy rock. Musically speaking, the distance between blistering rock riffs and the jazzy ex-Police man seems insurmountable.

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Kyle Petty got through NASCAR Winston Cup practice and qualifying Friday, but likely won't get back behind the wheel again at Texas Motor Speedway before Sunday's race.

Labonte continues hot start in Texas

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FORT WORTH, Tex. - Bobby Labonte continued to collect the spoils of victory Friday during pole qualifying for the Samsung/RadioShack 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway.

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FORT WORTH, Tex. - NASCAR impounded Tony Stewart's Chevrolet during its inspection process Friday, an action that may lead to his team's most severe sanction yet.

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Tony Stewart was standing in the Oval Office when President Bush looked at the Winston Cup champion and asked, "Aren't you the bad boy of NASCAR?"

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson did his part to support the U.S. troops Thursday by stuffing care packages during a visit to the Army base in Fort Meade, Md.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Georgia women's basketball program has been one of the measuring sticks other teams have used to gauge their success for the past 20 years.

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Cornette Caravan is surely the most dedicated traveling show in the NCAA tournament - two parents following two sons playing on two coasts.

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SAN ANTONIO -- There it was. An entire season for Texas and Connecticut wedged between the backboard and the rim with the Longhorns holding a two-point lead.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Roy Williams wants no part of a teary-eyed tournament this time.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Talking about Notre Dame was never pleasant while Luke Walton was growing up.

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Ebi Ere was Oklahoma's forgotten man. Not anymore.

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Ebi Ere was Oklahoma's forgotten man. Not anymore.

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Four years ago Sunday - March 30, 1999 - Jim Harrick was introduced as Georgia's basketball coach.

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For Simone Kortick, the game of bridge was an outlet in many ways because it helped keep her mind focused and occupied, said her husband, Maurice.

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Mr. Robert Cuyler Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Prior (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Levette Ellis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Addy (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Louie Kitchens (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Burnett (RICHMOND, Va.)

Mrs. Annie Foss (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Dunstan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Dunstan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Cuyler Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Marks (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Christine Murphy (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bonds (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Bonds (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Gunn (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Moody (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Winters (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Gunn (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Stripp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Stripp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Wiley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene Harris Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Poston (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Agnes Radcliffe (McDONOUGH, Ga.)

Ms. Annie Kitchens (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Edney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bobbie Dorsey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Sanders (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Mable Harris (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ouida Harrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nelson Ancrum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Lang (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Delores Edney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

S. Sgt. Jimmy Thorne (TYLER, Texas)

Mr. Franklin Workman (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Kirk (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jethro Brown (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Louie Kitchens (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Timothy Moseley (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Ted Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Furst-Kwis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Jones (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Reischman (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John Heath Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Grace Cramer (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Eloise Hurst (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. J.F. Rhodes (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Miss Meagan Watkins (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lora Simpson (ABBEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. M.B. Norman (PASSAIC, N.J.)

Mr. David Hair (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Brenda Neveu (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Stone (COLUMBUS, Miss.)

Mrs. Diann Taylor (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Dink Hensley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Cartledge (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Maryanne Larkin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Etheridge (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Radcliffe (McDONOUGH, Ga.)

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FEMINIST HARPy Martha Burk is pulling out all the stops in the case of the Augusta National Golf Club vs. Radical Feminists. She claims the club's all-male membership is somehow an "affront" to women serving in the U.S. armed forces. "It's appalling that the women who are willing to lay down their lives for democratic ideals should be shut out of this club," she says. "Democratic ideals do not include discrimination."

Why radicals target the Augusta National
FEMINIST HARPy Martha Burk is pulling out all the stops in the case of the Augusta National Golf Club vs. Radical Feminists. She claims the club's all-male membership is somehow an "affront" to women serving in the U.S. armed forces. "It's appalling that the women who are willing to lay down their lives for democratic ideals should be shut out of this club," she says. "Democratic ideals do not include discrimination."

Overtime

Prep athletes of the week

Harness races set for Aiken track

Overtime

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The 2003 Aiken Harness Race will feature sulkies, a celebrity race and a memorial tribute to one of the event's most generous supporters.

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WASHINGTON -- Michelle Kwan expects challenges to come from everywhere. Even from a relative unknown making her mark in figure skating for the first time.

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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Jennifer Capriati is in a more mellow mood these days, not stressing out about bad calls, double faults or even the Williams sisters.

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Here are profiles of the area prep athletes of the week

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The pilot of an Apache attack helicopter shot down over Iraq and taken prisoner is a relative of Texas Rangers catcher and former Evans High School star Todd Greene.

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During Friday's matches between Greenbrier and Lakeside, intensity poured out of the players and aggression ruled the pitch at Panther Stadium. In the end, so did Greenbrier.

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LOS ANGELES -- Heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis sued Vitali Klitschko and the WBC, contending they brokered a deal to force him to defend the title against the Ukrainian boxer.

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The 2003 Aiken Harness Race will be held today at McGhees' Mile Track in Aiken.

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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- From the start, Serena Williams had Kim Clijsters going in two directions at once, sliding into the splits at the baseline in vain attempts to retrieve overpowering shots.

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PHOENIX -- NFL owners have always liked to ponder major rules changes.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed running back Fred Taylor to a five-year, $20 million contract Friday, a few months after he produced the best season of his career.

Norah Jones pays tribute to Waylon

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COLUMBUS, Miss. - After an evolution dispute, the Mississippi University for Women has rescinded its decision to remove Nancy Bryson as head of its science and mathematics division.

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Leah Ronen got a quick snapshot this month of Augusta's Jewish community.

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

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WASHINGTON -- Conceding they don't have enough support, congressional sponsors of President Bush's faith-based initiative have given up on legislation that would make it easier for churches and religious groups to get government grants.

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Episcopal sisters at the Convent of St. Helena will show off their refurbished complex at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday during an open house at their woodsy, hilltop campus.

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The folks at Dualtone Records could never have guessed when Norah Jones recorded a song for their tribute album to Waylon Jennings that she would win eight Grammy Awards.

Bulldogs begin life after Harrick

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A premium service from America Online aims to make dial-up Internet access more convenient for users who lack a second phone line.

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The war in Iraq is the most digitally intensive conflict ever, with virtually every tank, plane, Humvee and - in many cases - bombs and missiles linked by satellite to sometimes distant combat control rooms.

Applause calendar

Club calendar

Standing ovations

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When Tony Cole was kicked off Georgia's basketball team for good last fall, he left his coach with a parting message:

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ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia coach Jim Harrick resigned Thursday amid a scandal in the basketball program that also cost his son a job as an assistant.

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Watching events unfold in Iraq has filled me with concern, as it has most Americans. We are all concerned about the safety of the troops, far from home and placed in dangerous situations. We are concerned about the state of the world and the effect of the war on alliances, allegiances, the economy and, to some extent, the safety of our homes and families.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Steven Bondurant held Vanderbilt to five hits as South Carolina beat the Commodores 2-0 on Friday and broke a four-game losing streak.