UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon, 4:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. April 13, Diamond Lakes Regional Park, 4335 Windsor Spring Road; $10 for 10:30 a.m. show; $14.50-$40; Hank Ernest, (404) 653-8706.

Arts calendar
AIKEN - USC Aiken pitcher Bradley Key began Saturday by striking out Bennett Mayfield on three pitches.

Impress your guests with pieces of Augusta history
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- First there were cows and then pigs. Horses came later, followed by lobsters and mermaids.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Unsuspecting travelers are no longer startled from their motel beds. TV sets now stay at the same volume through an entire show. Outdoor conversations aren't interrupted.
FREDONIA, N.Y. -- An ice cream maker is inviting April fools to line up for a taste of his newest flavor: suffering succotash.

Braves bullpen not off to a hot start

Hampton feels good after throwing session

Maddux shelled in Braves' loss
ATLANTA - Losing pitcher, Greg Maddux.
ATLANTA - Anyone who is ready to write off the Atlanta Braves should check with Andruw Jones first.
ATLANTA - Last year the Atlanta Braves boasted the major league's best bullpen, featuring a group of relievers who combined for a 2.60 ERA and 57 saves.
ATLANTA - Mike Hampton wasn't ready to declare himself ready to pitch, but a 15-minute bullpen session Sunday morning gave him encouragement.
Q. My husband and I are about to start a family. Do we need life insurance? How much? And what kind?
NEW YORK -- Julie Bernstein used to always dress in black, but since the U.S.-led war in Iraq began, she's donning bright colors like cobalt blue. She's also purchased her first bright red lipstick and nail polish.
Thomas J. Dorn has been elected vice president and business development officer of Georgia Bank & Trust Co. Before joining the company, Mr. Dorn was employed by SunTrust Bank. The Augusta native has 11 years of banking experience, including retail and commercial. He earned a bachelor's degree from Georgia Southern University.
SPRINGFIELD, La. - Charles Boyce says his faith in the American health care system was stolen when an allegedly bogus group insurance plan failed to pay $80,000 in medical claims from his lung surgery.
April 15: Two-hour course: Starting Your Own Business, University of Georgia Business Outreach Services Small Business Development Center Network, Augusta office, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $35; 737-1790.
The accounting profession has experienced a transformation.
A 1967 Ford Mustang known as "Eleanor" was the object of Nicholas Cage's turbo-charged desires in the film Gone in 60 Seconds.
Cindi Runowski is faced with a quandary: Her small shop in Missouri's Ozarks is stocked with patriotic merchandise that's not selling. She'd like to advertise, but doesn't want to seem as if she's trying to profit off the war in Iraq.
NEW YORK -- Sales of military toys, particularly G.I. Joes, are getting an extra boost from the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
CLEMSON, S.C. -- New Clemson coach Oliver Purnell said Sunday he left Dayton not just to coach in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but to win the league.
DAYTON, Ohio - Dayton coach Oliver Purnell has accepted an offer to coach Clemson, Flyers athletic director Ted Kissell said Saturday.
CLEMSON, S.C. - His offense struggled, rushing for an average of 3.5 yards per play and scoring just 16 points - not too good for a team that had the ball on every play of the 60-minute game.

Tigers' offense struggles
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Brady Everett went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to help Clemson to a 9-2 victory against Virginia in Atlantic Coast Conference action Sunday.

Totally Tennessee

Syracuse's second shot

This isn't baby milk

Bush's hush-up
You've heard of the courage of 19-year-old U.S. Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch who fired away at Iraqi soldiers until she and her fellow soldiers were captured.

Masters Week, welcome one and all

The anti-Saddam
It's slowly but surely becoming clear that Iraq isn't a country so much as a weapons depot.
It's been said that if heaven had a golf course it would be the Augusta National.
This administration's penchant for secrecy was manifest again last month when President George W. Bush amended a 1995 executive order signed by then-President Bill Clinton that automatically declassified most government documents after 25 years.
Each year, coverage of the Masters Golf Tournament runs on CBS with just four minutes of commercials an hour.
Winn-Dixie stores are giving away a Chevy Malibu car every day for 31 days during a month-long promotion. Customers who use their customer reward cards will be eligible for the drawings.
Cartoonist Jim Davis' fat cat comic Garfield runs in newspapers in 111 countries.
NEW YORK -- In times of uncertainty or crisis, Americans tend to pull back and take stock of their lives. That seems to be happening now.
WASHINGTON- For taxpayers looking for ways to avoid the last-minute rush for preparing and filing tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service offers these tips:

Tax tips: Gambling winnings are taxable
Hit a big one in 2002? With more and more gambling establishments, the IRS reminds people that they must report all gambling winnings as income on their tax return.
Investors should be on lookout for poor-performing managers
Most coastal areas of the United States have some sort of seafood bake or boil specific to their region. These festive recipes use what is wonderfully local and remarkably fresh. The company of friends at these events is as important as the food.
With the opening weekend of the South Atlantic League's 100th Anniversary season underway, there is no truth to the rumor that 2003 also marks the 100th Anniversary season for longtime league president John H. Moss.
Luis Villareal served up a home run to Jorge Cortes over the left-field on his 11th pitch of the game.

Janzen pulls out to lead

Augusta golfers tied for top spot
After playing 36 holes at Forest Hills Golf Club on Saturday, James Heath got in some additional putting.
DULUTH, Ga. - Recent history is on Lee Janzen's side in today's final round of the BellSouth Classic.
DULUTH, Ga. - Ben Crane went so low on the final nine holes of the BellSouth Classic on Sunday that he couldn't keep track of what he was shooting.

Augusta State fires off record day
NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand -- Edward Loar of Dallas became the first left-hander to win on the Asian PGA Tour, capturing the Thailand Open by five strokes Sunday for his first pro victory.
Oliver Wilson stood behind the 18th green at Forest Hills Golf Club, looking toward the sky. His mom, Vicki, wiped away tears. His dad, Doug, just smiled.
LOS ANGELES - Annika Sorenstam struggled with her game all tournament, yet still played well enough to earn her first victory of the year.

League continues to stay 'traditional'

Hickory powers past Augusta & The Augusta Chronicle - 2003 Augusta - The Masters - In Augusta
Going to the Masters and want to support Hootie Johnson with an anti-Martha Burk button, or vice versa?
U.S. troops dashed inside Baghdad on Saturday, blasting targets nestled in palm trees, to show they can move at will against Iraq's beleaguered defenders. Allies adapted their air campaign to prepare for a climactic ground assault on the capital.
A lot of us will have guests this week.
A federal court judge ruled Monday morning that the city's protest ordinance is constitutional, but a decision still is pending on whether Sheriff Ronnie Strength was within his rights to tell hundreds of protesters that they could not demonstrate directly outside the Augusta National Golf Club's front gates.
The Augusta National Golf Club closed the gates Monday due to weather.
I am an Augusta resident, but I attended high school with missing Army Sgt. George Edward Buggs of Barnwell, S.C. I always remembered him as a qKaren Brooks, Augustauiet, well-mannered young man. Karen Brooks, Augusta
In his March 28 letter, "Bush commits 'capital crime' in war to change world order," Mohsin Ansari accuses our president of, among other things, committing "a capital crime" against modern international law, violating the U.N. Charter, abandoning modern-day law and order, and throwing into question the effectiveness of the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which have "so far served as the basis of the world's political order." Where has Mr. Ansari been for the last 15 years? Roy S. Ellis, Evans, Ga.
The report by Jeremy Craig on March 28 in the Metro section, "Ex-POWs fear troops' fate," which interviewed some former prisoners of war in the Augusta area, was very cruel. Amy Yarsinske and Ken Badke could have kept their comments out of the paper.
One wonders if the "powers that be" in Augusta have given some thought as to who will be the majority of National Council of Women's Organizations Chairwoman Martha Burk's protesters during the Masters. Mimi Hallman, Aiken, S.C.
Regarding the upcoming protest by National Council of Women's Organizations Chairwoman Martha Burk and her group in Augusta: With so many pressing issues facing women in this country (domestic abuse, health issues, poverty, etc.) and the world (mutilation, lack of any freedom and even worse), this woman chooses to fight against a private golf club's membership policy. The policy is to invite people after they have been nominated by current members. Leah Murphy, Grovetown, Ga.
I was offended by Susan Yarborough's April 2 letter, "Opposes war, but supports troops," which stated that we who support the war have put our military in harm's way by accepting President George W. Bush's policies without question. Suzi Adkins, Warrenton, Ga.
Regarding America's war protesters: I know everyone has the right to have their say, but they need to rally behind the troops and not cause riots over here. Doug Weaver, Augusta
Soon local and state entities will expend a great amount of energy, time and money to bring business leaders to our community in an effort to persuade them that Augusta is an ideal place for them to locate at least part of their enterprise. Chess Howard, Augusta
Arguments for the war are as empty as a man's nipple. Using logic with these belligerents is like Rhett trying to knock some sense 'neath those curls of Scarlett's. Dan Hilbert, Augusta
We are brainwashed daily by President George W. Bush, who promises us the "liberation of the Iraqis." Joaquin Godoy, Aiken, S.C.
My younger sister, Audrey Weis Smith, is one of the five teachers at A.R. Johnson Magnet School who Principal Dorothy Gandy has decided to transfer. Carol O'Pry, Waynesboro, Ga.
Ever since the tragedy of the space shuttle Columbia, there have been numerous people condemning the NASA program and demanding that there should be an end put to manned space travel. It amazes me how ignorant people are of the benefits of manned missions in the space program. There are actually many such benefits in everything from medicine and industry to recreation. ... The philosophical reasons for going into space are profound as well, considering it is in our nature to explore regardless of the risks (Lewis and Clark's famous expedition comes to mind). This has been only the most recent display of ignorance of science displayed by the citizenry of our country. Jason Goodman, North Augusta, S.C.


In the know

Clean up invitation for adults-only party
Plain walls won't stand a chance once you've gotten your hands on Kerry Skinner's The Paint Effects Bible.
A favorite pastime led Buford and Betty Knight to their new home nearly 15 years ago.
In 2002, the IRS ruled that overweight Americans are eligible for a tax break on the cost of weight-loss services when prescribed by a doctor to treat obesity. The approved costs can be reimbursed through "flexible spending" accounts for medical expenses.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - During a recent trip to Costa Rica, I found myself constantly looking up to see the host of exotic animals that reside in this beautiful country.
It was just seven months ago that Nancy Felton became a widow.
Dear Carson: I am helping a friend print some bridal-shower invitations and we can't seem to agree on the wording. She wants to write "adults only" and I want "adults-only affair." I think her way sounds R-rated and might give the impression that perhaps adult entertainment, such as a male stripper, might be proffered entertainment, and I think my way sounds more proper. We need some advice quick. - R-Rated or Proper

Masters increases security
APRIL 7, 1983 A federal judge on Wednesday banned anyone but the Augusta National Inc. from selling souvenirs that display Masters Tournament emblems.
The northwest quadrant of land at the intersection of I-20 and Washington Road may be sporting a $15 million development, including condominiums, apartments and office buildings within the next five years.
Today's subscriber of the day is Catherine Gutierrez of Hephzibah.

Audit hits purchasing office
ATLANTA -An Atlanta-area lawmaker wants to cut down on the number of Georgia counties in hopes of saving money by streamlining government services.
COLUMBIA -Christina Hunter says she is a better teacher after earning national certification and is frustrated with legislators who question whether the program is worth funding during the state budget crisis.

Split government bickers
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Christina Hunter believes she is a better teacher having earned national certification and is frustrated with legislators who question whether the program is worth funding during the state budget crisis.
REFUELING POINT ANDERSON, Iraq - As American forces worked to take Baghdad on Saturday, the 319th Transportation Company's fleet was at the fuel depot in central Iraq that is as close to the front lines as the company has been.
MANNING, S.C. -- Craig Jones grew up in a family of firefighters. He grieved as family friends died in the Twin Towers collapse. So when he got the chance to battle fires and serve his country in its battle with Iraq, he took it.
A Lincolnton, Ga., man said he was attacked and robbed Saturday by three men while he was in the parking lot of an apartment complex.
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- More than 100 people gathered here to pray for U.S. troops fighting in Iraq - and for a resolution to a Confederate flag T-shirt debate at local high schools.

Home's roof is struck by bolt
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The company that owns a Rock Hill group home where workers were disciplined for using excessive force on children also owns a home for troubled children where three workers were charged with homicide by child abuse.

Busy Capitol faces flag, budget battles
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The first commercial airline pilots who will carry guns into the cockpit are set to begin training.

Columbia County restaurant ratings
ATLANTA -- The green tree frog isn't the official amphibian of Georgia - yet.
The following is a list of Richmond County restaurants inspected by the health department during the first quarter of 2003, January through March. The list includes the dates and scores of the inspections. The restaurants are not notified in advance of the inspectors' visits.
ATLANTA -- It looks like a partisan squabble over the boring matter of political district lines - Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue is suing Democratic Attorney General Thurbert Baker to make him stop pursuing a redistricting suit against the federal government.
The following is a list of Columbia County restaurants inspected by the health department during the first quarter of 2003, January through March. The list includes the dates and scores of the inspections. The restaurants are not notified in advance of the inspectors' visits.
ATLANTA -- Georgia's 159 counties is more than any other state in the nation except Texas.
Denice Traina and her supporters stood in Saturday's downpour to protest the war in Iraq.
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Hundreds of motorcyclists rode through Georgia and Alabama Saturday in support of American troops fighting in Iraq.
MULLINS, S.C. -- Gov. Mark Sanford, recently returned from two weeks of training with the U.S. Air Force Reserve, said we should remember and honor those Americans fighting in Iraq.
AIKEN - The piano player at the Willcox Inn is late, so the staff plays some recorded music that flatly fills the void. John Vaughn finally shows up, wearing a dark suit, his black shock of hair dangling close to his eyebrows. He starts to play.

Across the area
Although Aiken County's budget forecast for the coming fiscal year isn't rosy, it doesn't look bleak enough yet to mandate a property tax increase, County Administrator Clay Killian said last week.

Judge: Protest ordinance constitutional
Have you received a letter from a family member or friend in the military who is serving in Iraq? The Augusta Chronicle would like share soldiers' stories from the war zone by reprinting letters mailed home. If you would like to share your letter, send us a copy.
BEAUFORT, S.C. - After nearly four years behind bars for contempt of court, Mary Peters is tired of fighting.
Police charged a homeless teen with riding in a stolen vehicle after a Sunday morning traffic stop in Augusta.

Across South Carolina
When most Augustans were waking to the raucous rumblings of thunder Sunday morning, Allison Greene was searching for a tent.
While Billy Hudson was getting ready for church Sunday morning, he heard a crackle like nothing he had heard before. A few moments later, it became clear that he wouldn't make the service.

Across South Carolina
A RAVE FOR the wonderful young woman with a heart full of love and sharing. She made (free of charge) big yellow bows to decorate our porches and gave them away. What an inspiration.
REFUELING POINT ANDERSON, Iraq - By trading with local residents on the roadside, soldiers passing through Shiite country in southern Iraq have collected souvenirs that might soon become the Iraqi equivalent of Confederate money.

Bleak year awaits county, schools
ATLANTA - This week promises two of the longest days members of the General Assembly are likely to endure in a session that is becoming the longest in more than a century.
As Aiken pumps millions of dollars into housing improvements on the economically depressed north side, one of the area's largest property owners remains unconvinced the plan will be a success.
On the day some soldiers in Fort Gordon's 359th Signal Brigade were preparing to return home, an Iraqi missile exploded near Kuwait's most popular shopping mall.
Augusta is under the microscope during the week of the Masters Tournament, and so are the city's restaurants.
Not every local site is related to golf. This week, we profile the secret places that Augustans show guests when they come to town.

Rants and raves
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Rants and Raves
A RAVE FOR the wonderful young woman with a heart full of love and sharing. She made (free of charge) big yellow bows to decorate our porches and gave them away. What an inspiration.
BARNWELL, S.C. - The waiting came to an end Saturday for the family of Sgt. George E. Buggs.

Across the southeast
Spc. Pamela Burke of Atlanta is today's soldier of the day.

Across Georgia
Nearly eight months after a Augusta-Richmond County special grand jury issued a scathing review of the city's purchasing department, internal auditors released a similar, but far less critical, report on the office's operations.

Cancer patient works on deal to be set free
COLUMBIA -Police have dropped a trespassing charge against a 57-year-old activist accused of protesting outside a designated area during a presidential visit.

National closes gates due to weather

Medicaid is left alone by state's budget cuts

Richmond County restaurant ratings
Comments from readers:
ATHENS -The last thing police want is for their tires to blow out in the middle of a chase or when they're pulling someone over.
With the United States at war with Iraq and Martha Burk battling Augusta National Golf Club, more security will be part of the game at the 2003 Masters Tournament.
BEAUFORT, S.C. - The suspensions of 35 high school students in the quaint coastal town of Beaufort have made it the new focus of an old issue, the potentially offensive fashion statement made by clothing depicting the Confederate flag.
JACKSON, Miss. -As its troops gear up for war, a Mississippi Air National Guard unit is again the subject of an investigation that already has uncovered corruption and racism among its top brass.

Across Georgia

Letters home wanted

Across the area

Soldiers honored for duty near Iraq
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Record companies already plagued by steadily declining sales now face the return of a barrage of aggressive bills in California and New York that will attack the industry's contract and accounting practices.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. rallied to NASCAR's defense Sunday afternoon after the sanctioning body didn't penalize him for his race-winning pass on the track apron.

Wallace's year has been the pits

Earnhardt Jr. not penalized for move
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Smaller gas tanks for the Aaron's 499 at the Talladega Superspeedway mean extra pit stops Sunday. For Rusty Wallace, that means extra pitfalls.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - A day after admitting "the racing gods at Talladega like the Earnhardt family," Dale Earnhardt Jr. picked up another important confidant Sunday - NASCAR.
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Kimi Raikkonen of Finland won a shortened Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday after the race on a rain-soaked track was stopped because of spinouts and crashes.
Making a run to his beloved Waffle House or Chick-fil-A used to mean a short drive across town. Now it requires flying across the Atlantic Ocean.
ATLANTA -- Tennessee is back in the women's national championship game for the 10th time, and Gwen Jackson had everything to do with it.
NEW ORLEANS -- Marquette might be in for a major makeover despite losing just one senior from its first Final Four team in 26 years.
NEW ORLEANS - Roy Williams and Kansas came close to perfection Saturday night, and even closer to that elusive national title.
NEW ORLEANS -- The moment their first Final Four in 56 years ended, the Texas Longhorns started talking about next season, with T.J. Ford leading a group of seniors.
ATLANTA - First team All-American Alana Beard has carried the Duke Lady Blue Devils all season long. The weight on her shoulders proved too heavy Sunday at the Georgia Dome, as Tennessee overcame Beard's 29 points, winning 66-56 to advance to the Tuesday's NCAA Women's Championship Game.
NEW ORLEANS -- The Kansas Jayhawks feature plenty of senior leadership and four starters who were in the Final Four last season. They're a very good man-to-man defensive team and have the country's best transition game on offense.
NEW ORLEANS - CarmeloAnthonyshowed off his skills and Syracuse earned another chance to win the national championship, in of all places, the Superdome.
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Area sports announcements

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Here's some bad news for the WTA Tour - Serena Williams is looking forward to playing on clay this week at the Family Circle Cup.
Buddy Gil survived another close race and earned himself a trip to the Kentucky Derby.
Raytona Whitfield of Augusta scored a 10-6 win over James Lester Jr. in the light flyweight division at the U.S. Challenge box-off Saturday night at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Swedish tennis player Magnus Larsson said Sunday he is retiring from the sport.

Outdoors calendar
Tuesday, April 15: The Sierra Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, Walton Way Extension. The program is Georgia's Adopt-A-Stream project. Public is welcome. Call 863-2324 for details.
Gene McIntyre's fascination with Bomber lures led him to attempt the unthinkable: find at least one example of each size and color.
Deer hunting with dogs will be restricted in four Georgia counties this fall after a landowner survey found overwhelming sentiment against the practice, according to Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division.
ATLANTA - Some of the state's most popular, sorely needed programs took big hits in the latest round of spending cuts, yet Medicaid, the largest chunk of the state budget next to education, was untouched.
ATLANTA - Day 33 of every General Assembly session spells the end of the line for a host of bills.

Deer hunting with dogs faces limitations
Bet you'll like "Lucky."
NEW YORK -- Sue Johanson isn't trying to raise eyebrows on her TV show. She's just raising awareness about sex.
BOSTON -- What is a Finnish pancake?
PHILADELPHIA -- At age 50, TV Guide is showing signs of maturity. Circulation is down amid competition from newspapers that offer their own listings and TV shows that provide a steady stream of celebrity news.

In the know
ATHENS, Ga. - Steak and lobster were the only things at stake in Saturday's G-Day game, so Darrius Swain must have been pretty hungry.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Georgia's Lee Mitchell hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Jon Armitage followed two batters later with a solo homer to set the tone Sunday in a 10-4 Southeastern Conference victory by the Bulldogs over Arkansas.

Red eats up Black on G-Day
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU scored eight runs in the first two innings and never looked back on the way to a 12-4 win over Southeastern Conference rival South Carolina Sunday.
COLUMBIA - The University of South Carolina said former Gov. Jim Hodges met a second time with football recruits last year, violating NCAA rules.
AUGUSTA- Leigh Anne Lewis and John Francis Harp, both of Augusta, were married at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Evangelical Lutheran Church of The Resurrection. The Rev. David B. Hunter, Sr. officiated.
COLUMBIA, S.C.- Julie Lynette Roberts of Columbia, and Adam Blake Wiggins of North Augusta, were married at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Killian Baptist Church. The Rev. Ronald Avant officiated.
KEY WEST, Fla.- Katrina Moore of Greenwood, S.C., and Joshua Denny of Columbia, S.C., were married at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2003, in Key West, Fla.
BEECH ISLAND- Margaret Greenwood of Beech Island, and Charles Wilson I, of Augusta, were married at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Hazel Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Henry Ingram, Sr. officiated.
AUGUSTA- Angel Maria Maddux of Augusta, and Mark Samuel Wise of Graniteville, were married at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at The Marion Hatcher Center. The Rev. Frank Copeland officiated.
APPLING- Nancy Elizabeth Wolf of Evans, and Joshua Erik Glymph of Appling, were married at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Kiokee Baptist Church. The Rev. Jonathan Melchoir officiated.
ORLANDO, Fla.- Heather Renee Mobley of Plantation, Fla., and Jason Hamilton Mikes of Winter Park, Fla., were married at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at Walt Disney Worlds Wedding Pavilion. The Rev. Samuel Skip Parvin officiated.
NORTH AUGUSTA- Nancy Carolyn Lemmon of Columbia, and Jody Darin Lane of Lake City, S.C., were married at noon Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. James Adams officiated.
AUGUSTA- Sharon Lee Meadows and Wayne Ellis Koszegi, both of Martinez, were married Saturday, April 6, 2002, at The Church of the Most Holy Trinity. Fathers Allan J. McDonald and James D. Hager officiated.
AUGUSTA- Kimberly Nicole Shell and Lewis Dean Poteet III, both of Hephzibah, were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Calvary Baptist Church. The Rev. George Holcombe officiated.


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