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AIKEN - With a win against Aiken on Tuesday night and one against Orangeburg-Wilkinson later this week, the South Aiken baseball team, in the words of coach Tommy Allen, would have been in the "driver's seat" for the playoffs.

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WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. -- When Joe Martin started playing baseball, he batted right-handed. But his brother persuaded him to switch sides of the batting box for more power and control.

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CINCINNATI -- Byung-Hyun Kim is making the move out of choice. Danny Graves is doing it out of necessity.

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NEW YORK -- Pete Rose is writing another autobiography.

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CINCINNATI -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig kept a low profile in Pete Rose's hometown Monday as the Cincinnati Reds officially opened a new ballpark that pays tribute to the hits king.

Aiken plays spoiler

Spaghetti doesn't grow on trees, except on April 1

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ATLANTA - He figured his career in the big leagues would start in 2004. He would go to the minors this year, maybe earn a ticket to Atlanta in September, then join one of baseball's most prestigious starting rotations next spring.

Pitching, errors tough to overcome for Braves

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ATLANTA - He was supposed to represent a future class of Braves' Hall of Famers, carrying on the tradition of Kid Nichols and Hugh Duffy, Warren Spahn and Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron and Phil Niekro.

Young left-hander earns promotion to big leagues

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NEW YORK -- Tom Glavine got off to a great start - for all of one pitch.

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ATLANTA - For a dozen years, the Braves have stressed pitching and defense.

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Augusta resident Terry Crescy was excited to hear the news Tuesday: A recently approved alliance of Continental, Delta and Northwest airlines means she will be able to visit her son in Bloomington, Ill., much more easily.

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NEW YORK -- Wall Street rebounded Tuesday from a four-day selloff as investors, curbing their disappointment over a weaker-than-expected manufacturing report, decided to take some chances on lower-priced stocks.

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DETROIT -- Kmart Corp. announced the elimination of 660 jobs as part of the bankrupt retailer's efforts to cut costs.

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As of today, you have less than two weeks to file your taxes by April 15.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Federal regulators are investigating stock purchases by Wachovia Corp. and First Union Corp., focusing on trades that followed the April 2001 announcement of their merger, Wachovia said Monday.

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Kenny Sink should have been happy after winning the eBay auction on a surprisingly cheap amplifier.

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The nation's largest wireless service provider has completed its move into the Augusta market.

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WASHINGTON -- Construction spending dipped by 0.2 percent in February, pulled down by a sharp drop in government outlays for big public works projects.

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DETROIT -- DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group has followed General Motors Corp. in beefing up its incentives as automakers try to lure buyers at a time when consumer confidence is lagging.

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PHILADELPHIA -- When the Clarion County commissioners learned some of their employees were worried about paying taxes while on active military duty, they checked their records to see what could be done.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - HealthSouth Corp. fired Richard Scrushy as chairman and CEO, severing ties with its founder as a third executive pleaded guilty Monday in a mushrooming accounting scandal.

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Golf car maker E-Z-Go has laid off an undisclosed number of workers at its Augusta headquarters and national sales branches, company officials said Monday.

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The Augusta National Golf Club's change of course this week was - well, Masters-ful.

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Peter Arnett's reporting was tolerated, at best, because of past prestige, his unmatched access in Iraq and, not incidentally, because his far-left views fit in well with liberal television networks.

Change of course

Fix indigent defense

The self-loathing left

'Baghdad Rose'

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Coalition forces are risking their lives, and sacrificing them in some cases, to save long-suffering Iraqis who have been under Saddam Hussein's thumb, to avoid harming civilians, to rescue those caught in cross fire and to bring aid to those in need of food and water.

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With only a few legislative weeks left, Georgia's divided government is having an awful time not only deciding on a budget and flag referendum, but also on how to deal with its indigent defense crisis. Squabbles over reform may leave the system unchanged for at least another year.

Terrible choices

We see the enemy

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"I just have such strong feelings for the board members because they are faced with the terrible decision of impacting programs that are innovative and prestigious and offer such great opportunities for our students. But they have no other choice."

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When a Columbia University professor said at an anti-war "teach-in" at the New York college last week that he'd like the United States to lose the war in Iraq, and suffer a "million Mogadishus," it was outrageous, shocking, treasonous-sounding - but not all that surprising.

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CINCINNATI -- Paavo Jarvi, principal conductor and music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, has signed a four-year contract extension that will keep him through the 2008-09 season.

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Fans of the Legend of Zelda series are in for a huge treat.

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DETROIT -- DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group has followed General Motors Corp. in beefing up its incentives as automakers try to lure buyers at a time when consumer confidence is lagging.

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This pasta sauce is something you can put together at lightning speed. Another advantage: The ingredients providing its substance as well as its flavor could all be on your pantry shelves, within arm's reach.

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A bowl of steaming grits is a wake-up call in many Southern homes. Topped with a fried egg, some would call it Southern heaven. Add a sprinkling of cheese for people who like their grits slightly doctored, and you've got breakfast or a popular side dish at a summer fish fry.

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NEW YORK -- Bob Knight and Texas Tech are set to return to the NIT for the 2003-04 season.

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The South Atlantic League opens its 100th season on Thursday with two new cities, a new team in an old city, and several new major-league affiliations.

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He has been called the next Nomar, the next A-Rod, the next Alfonso Soriano.

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Here is the Augusta GreenJackets 2003 roster as of April 1.

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Here is a list of Masters qualifiers (through March 31).

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Ask Annika Sorenstam how she'll do against the men at Colonial and she talks about walking away with her head high on Sunday, knowing she has done her best.

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A couple of Augusta National Golf Club members sat down in the office of the Masters chairman last week with a bone to pick.

Palmer uses mulligan for Masters

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- "Chase your own potential."

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- David Toms is among those who wonder whether some drivers used on the PGA Tour are legitimate.

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WASHINGTON -- Martha Burk contends she was misunderstood when she said the all-male membership at Augusta National Golf Club was an affront to women in the armed forces.

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Arnold Palmer spoke too soon last April. The four-time champion simply isn't ready to retire from playing in the Masters Tournament.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Former President Jimmy Carter believes women eventually will be able to join Augusta National Golf Club.

Young shortstop holds promise

GreenJackets 2003 Roster

League set to begin milestone season

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Marty Jackson has expected to take over the Evans football program for the past few weeks. In the next day or two, it finally will become official.

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ATLANTA -- A new overtime system similar to the one used by colleges has been approved for Georgia high school football.

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CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar -- The U.S. Central Command said Monday that captured Iraqis are being treated as prisoners of war but said there would be accountability for any terrorist acts that would violate the rules of war.

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NEW YORK -- NBC fired journalist Peter Arnett on Monday, saying it was wrong for him to give an interview with state-run Iraqi TV in which he said the American-led coalition's initial plan for the war had failed because of Iraq's resistance. Arnett called the interview a "misjudgment" and apologized.

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WASHINGTON -- American troops rescued Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who had been held as a prisoner of war in Iraq since she and other members of her unit were ambushed March 23, the Defense Department announced Tuesday.

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HINDIYAH, Iraq -- Trading fire with Iraqis hidden behind brick walls and hedges, U.S. Army forces spearheading the drive on Baghdad battled their way into this town 50 miles from the capital Monday and captured dozens of members of Saddam Hussein's vaunted Republican Guard.

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WASHINGTON -- American units began probing attacks in a rim around the southern outskirts of Baghdad in another effort to pave the way for the battle for the capital, defense officials said Monday.

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BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's foreign minister confidently predicted Monday that Iraqi forces would defeat American and British forces and said only surrender would save coalition troops from the "holocaust" the Iraqi people are preparing for them.

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U.S.-led forces launched missiles Tuesday toward Baghdad and the holy Shiite Muslim city of Karbala to the southwest, and the U.S. military said it was investigating the shooting deaths of seven Iraqi women and children by American troops at a checkpoint a day earlier.

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The late Louis Harris, a longtime editor of this newspaper, was known for a sense of humor that often came out on April Fool's Day.

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WASHINGTON -- An American prisoner of war has been rescued in Iraq, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

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Medical College of Georgia is close to an agreement with the American Medical Association that could lead to the college's teaching disaster medicine courses across the country, officials said.

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Police suspect foul play in the death of a 55-year-old Augusta man whose body was discovered by friends this morning in a home near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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A couple of Augusta National Golf Club members sat down in the office of the Masters chairman last week with a bone to pick.

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I read that Arnold Palmer is "disappointed" at the position taken by the Masters' leadership. I wonder if the archives reveal any similar feeling on his part when the club would not change the rules whenever it seemed that a black would qualify for participation in the Masters tournament. Steven Lemon, Augusta

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Are we another Iraq? It would seem so, since The Chronicle demands absolute silence if one does not agree with President George W. Bush's failed diplomatic policies that have caused us to be isolated from our Western allies and to be hated by millions around the world. Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

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I feel compelled to write this due to terminations of Richmond County jailers by Sheriff Ronnie Strength. Following the stories, I was intrigued that both Mr. Strength's office and the media consistently used words such as "accused," "allegations" and "alleged." David W. Smith, Waynesboro, Ga.

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I have been a daily reader of your paper for a number of years and, for the most part, have been satisfied with few complaints. Rob Hamilton, Augusta

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I just read your Metro article on March 24, "House demands Chicks apology," and I am torn between outrage and dismay. As a former military member and wife of a current active duty soldier, I feel that Rep. Catherine Ceips, R-Beaufort, S.C., should be the one issuing an apology. Patricia Allen, Hephzibah, Ga.

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I've known Jack Connell for a long time, and I respect him and I am proud of his service to Georgia. However, I strongly disagree that the proper way to honor him is to rename River Watch Parkway after him. Jimmie E. Johnson, North Augusta, S.C.

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I read in the March 24 Chronicle that candidates for the Georgia Regional Police Academy are now eligible for HOPE scholarships. This bothers me. R. Thomas Sumner, Augusta

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Richmond County bus drivers really need a little more education. When our children start riding a bus, what's the first thing we tell them? "You be good and do what the bus driver says." Angelia Drew, Hephzibah, Ga.

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Your March 26 editorial, "Unpatriotic protests," is troubling. You say it's not possible to support the troops without supporting the war. That's patently ridiculous - most war protesters genuinely want all American troops back home safe and sound and, whenever there is a battle involving those troops, the protesters certainly aren't hoping we lose that battle. Jim Murrah, Martinez, Ga.

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The saying, "Lead, follow or get out of the way," clearly applies to Ellen Goodman's March 22 column ("Nation has gone from 'let's roll' to rolling the dice in Iraq"). Jim Long, North Augusta, S.C.

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A short time ago, Dixie Chick Natalie Maines made comments concerning President George W. Bush, and subsequently suffered the effects of a public backlash against her opinion. Darren Blake, Evans, Ga.

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One of the finest gifts that Columbia and Richmond counties have given to its citizens is the tow path that borders the Augusta Canal. Hundreds of walkers, joggers and bikers enjoy the scenic 3.5 mile dirt road that joins the lock and dam with the Augusta Water Pumping Station. Kathy Williams, Evans, Ga.

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The Augusta Chronicle accuses those opposing the war with Iraq of not supporting our troops. Nonsense! My father was a combat veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. I know what it means to support our troops, and so do the veterans' groups and military families who, like me, oppose the war. Susan Yarborough, Augusta

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Like car manufacturers rolling out their new models, the makers of kitchen products have introduced their latest gadgets.

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When's the last time you filled up for less than $15?

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On a tranquil afternoon in a tidy Grovetown subdivision, the silence is shattered by a scream, smoke and fire.

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Crafts and an egg hunt will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the site of the new Augusta-Richmond County library at Diamond Lakes.

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This earthy wine is filled with the essence of mushrooms and peppers and is balanced by dark fruit flavors.

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The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person.

Add it up, season was a let down

Local group puts dibs on Lynx

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Larry Kish officially takes the helm as general manager of the Augusta Lynx on Thursday.

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The equation for failure for the Augusta Lynx in 2002-03 boils down to simple mathematics.

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AIKEN - When the Aiken County school board holds a special budget meeting tonight, members will face an unwelcome prospect: slashing programs and hitting property owners with a hefty tax increase for the second year in a row.

Commission refines adult-entertainment law

Burglars target downtown ministry

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ATLANTA -- House Speaker Terry Coleman backed off his plan to have elected public defenders Tuesday, clearing the way for a system of appointed lawyers for poor people in criminal cases.

County's elementary pupils prepare to shift

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MACON, Ga. -- A woman facing state child molestation charges in Putnam County has pleaded guilty to knowing about incidents of sexual abuse and not reporting them.

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RINGGOLD, Ga. -- Georgia authorities are investigating a state medical examiner who worked on the Tri-State crematory case and is accused of practicing medicine without a license.

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When school begins in the fall, some Richmond County elementary school pupils will be attending a new school.

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ATLANTA -- Speaker Terry Coleman warned Tuesday that the House may have to eliminate many or all of the construction programs the governor recommended for next year - including those for new schools - to help balance the budget.

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APRIL 1, 1923 Augusta fans will have the opportunity to see some sure enough big-time baseball at Warren Park on Saturday when Ty Cobb's Tigers meet the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Aiken residents voted Tuesday to reject a proposed fifth city council district - an outcome that leaves city leaders in a difficult position.

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Today's subscriber of the day is Amanda Blodgett of Augusta.

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Aiken County Administrator Clay Killian, fearing that pending state legislation could dramatically restrict services local governments provide over the Internet, asked the county council Tuesday night to voice opposition to the bill.

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LET MARTHA BURK have the front gate and then close it during Masters Week; then she can protest that! What an idiot!

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How a cell patches a tear in its outer wall could have wide-ranging implications - from manned space flight to devastating muscular dystrophy diseases, a Medical College of Georgia researcher said.

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Against the strong advice of its attorney, the Augusta Commission voted Tuesday to allow the Human Relations Commission to investigate complaints from county employees - something it has been precluded from doing under a city ordinance.

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Today's subscriber of the day is Albert McCorkle of Augusta.

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Selling a sales tax to city voters is rarely easy, but it's likely to become downright difficult, according to Augusta Commission members working to structure a new capital construction plan with penny tax collections.

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ATLANTA - Three health-care coalitions, including groups based in Augusta and Savannah, have filed applications with the state to begin regional cancer programs.

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The Medical College of Georgia is close to an agreement with the American Medical Association that could lead to the college's teaching disaster medicine courses across the country, officials said.

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The former president of the garbage service that had the largest share of Augusta's business until he was accused of bilking the city pleaded no contest Tuesday to theft.

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North Augustans got their first look at two proposed Palmetto Parkway and Interstate 20 interchanges at a Tuesday open house.

Press switch delays paper

Budget crisis hurts schools

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A printing problem delayed delivery of about 60,000 copies of The Augusta Chronicle on Monday.

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MACON, Ga. -A woman facing state child molestation charges in Putnam County has pleaded guilty to knowing about incidents of sexual abuse and not reporting them.

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COLUMBIA -A Darlington police officer who worked at a junior high school was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexually abusing a 14-year-old pupil, the State Law Enforcement Division said.

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BARNWELL, S.C. -- The grandparents of missing Army Sgt. George Edward Buggs are unsure whether the boy they helped raise in this rural Southern city is alive or dead.

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Split evenly along racial lines, the Augusta Commission on Tuesday failed to find six votes in favor of a resolution to get rid of its six-vote rule.

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LET MARTHA BURK have the front gate and then close it during Masters Week; then she can protest that! What an idiot!

Businessman given probation

Across Georgia

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina residents should limit the amount of fish they eat from certain bodies of water because of mercury contamination, state health officials said Monday.

Across South Carolina

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THIS IS JUST a comment. If this war is about protecting our country, why doesn't George Bush's daughter and nephew join in the fight?

Public views 2 road choices

Leaders expand board's authority

Internet-restriction bill draws protest

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The Augusta Commission will convene at 2 p.m. today in the eighth floor commission chamber of the city municipal building at 530 Greene St.

Across the area

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MIAMI -Former University of South Carolina President James Holderman was hospitalized Monday before he could appear in court on charges he offered to launder $2 million for an undercover agent posing as a Russian mobster.

Across Georgia

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ATLANTA -Georgia's smallpox vaccination program is continuing despite recent federal reports on the vaccine that caused at least two other states to halt their programs temporarily, state health officials said Monday.

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GRANITEVILLE - Firefighters were unable to save the life of an elderly woman in a Monday afternoon blaze that destroyed her home.

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Polls for the city of Aiken's redistricting referendum are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

Masters reinstates lifetime exemption

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CENTRAL IRAQ - Pfc. John Michael Brown turned the tanker truck off the dirt road and began steering seven tons of metal, tires and petroleum down a steep incline.

Across the area

Housing project to begin

Friends find man's body in home

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ATLANTA -- Budget writers in the Georgia House began looking Monday for ways to plug a $400 million budget hole for next year through spending cuts or tax increases but made no final decisions.

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Augusta expects to have a new animal control facility by the end of August and a permanent director to run it well before then.

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ATLANTA -- Georgia's smallpox vaccination program is continuing despite recent federal reports on the vaccine that caused at least two other states to temporarily halt their programs, state health officials said Monday.

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A Georgia soldier made a daring rescue of an elderly woman who was caught in gunfire Monday as U.S. Army forces battled their way into Hindiyah, Iraq, 50 miles away from Baghdad.

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An Augusta man whose body was found in his home by friends Tuesday probably had been dead for several days, and police are treating his death as a homicide.

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Burglars cleaned out an Augusta nonprofit ministry this week, stealing eight computers used for an after-school tutoring program.

Augusta group submits bid for cancer program

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Edmund A. Matricardi III, a former official for the Virginia and South Carolina Republican parties, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of felony wire intercept for listening in on a Democratic Party conference call, the U.S. attorney's office said.

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After months without a valid adult entertainment ordinance, the Augusta Commission voted Tuesday to close a gaping loophole that - since January - has left strip clubs and adult bookstores unregulated by local law enforcement.

MCG pursues teaching disaster medicine courses

Across South Carolina

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APRIL 2, 1933 With Georgia congressmen getting in line to get everything possible for his district, the march of the Roosevelt unemployment army began its first steps toward reality.

Disaster program could be widened

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CONYERS, Ga. -- Pfc. Diego Fernando Rincon wanted to serve his adopted country and help avenge the Sept. 11 attacks. As a solider, he died in a terrorist attack on the other side of the world.

American forces rescue Iraq POW Jessica Lynch

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that he expects Saddam Hussein's regime will be toppled in a matter of weeks.

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THIS IS JUST a comment. If this war is about protecting our country, why doesn't George Bush's daughter and nephew join in the fight?

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AIKEN - A multimillion-dollar affordable housing campaign in Gloverville that officials hope will increase community pride and spark additional development is set to begin.

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ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The next security experts to deploy from Robins Air Force Base likely will have four legs and tails.

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LOS ANGELES -- The Chris Rock political comedy "Head of State" was No. 1 at the box office with $13.5 million during its debut weekend.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR admitted it made a mistake at Texas Motor Speedway when Matt Kenseth was allowed to keep the race lead even though Jeff Gordon had passed him under a caution flag.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Joe Nemechek's wife was fined $25,000, and his Busch series crew chief suspended for two races Monday by NASCAR for a violation at Texas Motor Speedway.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Busch series driver Chad Blount, his car owner and crew chief were punished Tuesday by NASCAR for rules violations at Texas Motor Speedway.

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AUSTIN, Texas -- The foundation for the Texas Longhorns' Final Four team was in place long before star guard T.J. Ford showed up.

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Kentucky and Arizona were supposed to be playing Saturday night, a semifinal matchup that had all the makings of a championship game.

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Kueth Duany is glad to be around for his senior season at Syracuse, especially after last year's disappointment.

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MILWAUKEE -- The message finally got through to Steve Novak.

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DAYTON, Ohio -- Connecticut's Diana Taurasi is so gifted, so talented, so charismatic that even opponents enjoy watching her.

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STANFORD, Calif. -- Sue Gunter's eyes twinkle as she searches her memory for a time before she knew Jody Conradt.

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MILWAUKEE -- Trey Schwab sits on the Marquette bench, breathing oxygen from a tube connected to a portable tank. He wears a cell phone on his hip, and he checks it every so often to see if he's missed the call that could save his life.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Matt Doherty, who failed to make the NCAA tournament in two of three seasons at North Carolina and had a turbulent relationship with some of his players, resigned Tuesday.

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LAWRENCE, Kan. -- When Jeff Graves gets a double-double nowadays, it's no longer a reference to his chin.

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Oklahoma guard Hollis Price searched and searched, but he rarely found a gap in Syracuse's zone defense. The Orangemen are planning an encore performance for T.J. Ford and the Texas Longhorns.

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AUSTIN, Texas -- At a school with little basketball tradition, the Texas Longhorns should be content just to reach the Final Four.

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LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Getting through the talent-rich West Regional didn't buy the Kansas Jayhawks any extra confidence heading into the Final Four.

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NEW YORK -- Asked about his fondest memories of the city, Bob Knight tilted his head back, crossed his arms and told a story about his first visit, when he was 7.

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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State basketball fans overturned four cars, tipped vending machines and set fires in trash bins after the Spartans lost in the NCAA tournament.

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To know Claude McEver was to know someone who published the truth and who preferred to give the spotlight to others, his friends said Monday.

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Mrs. Viola McCorkle (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Rufus Owens Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Tyler Mickens (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Carlton Pridgen (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Gertrude Hollingsworth (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey Wooden (SUTTON, Mass.)

Mrs. Johnnie Barber (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Patrick (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Alyce Bobal (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Kirk (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Allen (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Ms. Alyce Bobal (EVANS, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Claude McEver

Mrs. Johnnie Barber (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert W. Coach III (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Delores Edney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Goldie Lee (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis James (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Barney (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances McCorkle (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Thompson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmie Brown (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Keyjuan Dixon (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie McCluskey (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Seefeldt Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Midgett (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Doris Walker (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace Wyatt (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Jennie Cheatham (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mozelle Boatwright (NEW HOLLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Denece Randall (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Audrey Gilder (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fronia Haddock (WADLEY, Ga.)

Dr. Lynda Whatley (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Lester Woods (RIDGELAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Smith (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Brown (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Barney (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Taylor Weatherford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rufus Owens Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Edgar Murrah (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Cummings (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Patrick (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Germany (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Philip Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sister Mattie Drayton (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Melrose Sapp (PERKINS, Ga.)

Philip Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Johnson Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carlton Pridgen (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mamie Stringer (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Wooten (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Claude McEver (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Claude McEver (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Roberta Dingle (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Isabella Mobley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Kirk (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Overtime

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Former Chicago Bulls coach Tim Floyd has interviewed with Georgia athletic director Vince Dooley about the head coaching job, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday.

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BOGOTA, Colombia -- Professional soccer players in Colombia will now have to think twice before lifting their shirts to celebrate goals.

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Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis may fight in the same ring June 21 - just not against each other.

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Major Soccer League will decide by the end of the season where to place two expansion teams, with possibilities ranging from Houston and Philadelphia to smaller markets like Tulsa, Okla., and Rochester, N.Y.

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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Now that Serena Williams is off to a 17-0 start this year, she has decided to buckle down and shape up.

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PARIS -- The winners of this year's French Open will earn more money than last year, but women will still make less than men.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Columbia's salvaged data recorder registered unusual temperature spikes in the left wing just seconds after the shuttle experienced the peak heat of re-entry, indicating it was mortally wounded before it began its descent, an official close to the investigation said.

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WASHINGTON -- There were ways NASA engineers might have tried to save Columbia if they had known for certain that the space shuttle was in trouble from a damaged wing, NASA's chief shuttle engineer wrote in an e-mail 12 days before the craft's destruction.

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LOS ANGELES -- This is shaping up as a very good year for BET.

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LOS ANGELES -- "American Idol" finalist Corey Clark has been dropped from the Fox series because of an arrest last fall at his family's Topeka, Kan., home.

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NEW YORK -- After five weeks on sick leave, David Letterman returned to CBS' "The Late Show" acting happy, jazzed and just a little bit wacky.

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NEW YORK -- ABC News offers the latest example of how the reputations of television news organizations can rise or fall in the time it takes to flick a remote control.

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ATHENS, Ga. -- Former Chicago Bulls coach Tim Floyd has interviewed with Georgia athletic director Vince Dooley about the head coaching job, an Atlanta newspaper reported Tuesday.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's Susan Walvius knows she'll face the same questions she did a year ago about her team's continuing success. And Walvius expects her players to come up with the same winning answer next season as they did this time.

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Gracie Bowles, 16, is a junior at Aquinas High School.

Question of the week

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Once upon a time there was a teen called on to baby sit for her neighbors. Everything was going fine, and she put the children to bed early.

Girl shouldn't get involved with friend's drinking, drugs

Business owner wants to help girls in need enjoy the prom

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Lynn Horseman wants to make some needy teens the belles of the balls at their proms this year.

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It's April Fool's Day, and I'll probably have to answer several questions: What's with the flower? Why are you wearing a pansy? And finally - What's freethought?

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The Slacker Confessions, by Tommy Campbell, is a hip, hilarious, urban anthem for all those who've muddled through the modern work world. Mr. Campbell is a stand-up comedian who spent 10 years bouncing around various jobs. He writes about his many experiences and the lessons he learned with flair and an incredible sense of humor. Mr. Campbell has been a rebel, a hard worker, a loafer, a volunteer and a risk taker.

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New on video and DVD: Far From Heaven, with Julianne Moore as a 1950s housewife facing a marital crisis and racial tensions; Red Dragon, the precursor to The Silence of the Lambs starring the cannibal we all love to hate - Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins); and The Truth About Charlie, with Mark Wahlberg as a man trying to regain "his" fortune from a Paris widow (Thandie Newton).

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A: There are tons of fad diets out there that require you to cut certain foods out of your daily meals, or even drink some concoction that swears it will increase your metabolism.

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Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

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THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: There's this girl that I thought was a really good friend, but now she's getting drunk and is encouraging me to drink and do drugs with her. What should I do? Should I lose her, or continue to be her friend? - 14-year-old Martinez girl.

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THE FACTS: Arica Mackenzie, 15, is a freshman at North Augusta High School.

Freethinkers will avoid April Fool's dumb pranks

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