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NEW YORK -- Whether drawn on rice paper or cut into basalt, Isamu Noguchi's lines possess striking power and sensuality.

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Ninth inning, slim lead, the phone rings in the bullpen.

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Panama was stripped of its bronze medal and seven players - including former New York Yankees outfielder Roberto Kelly - were suspended for two years for doping violations at November's Intercontinental Cup.

Unreliable memory, sight can lead to trouble

Marlins deliver Braves 7-4 loss

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MIAMI - Shane Reynolds officially joined the Atlanta Braves on Friday afternoon.

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MIAMI - Robert Fick, Vinny Castilla and Rafael Furcal took their turns Saturday night at sounding the Atlanta Braves' seasonlong dirge in the field.

Reynolds' arrival alters pitching staff

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - This is a love story and, as such, it contains the usual elements: passion, heartbreak, suspense and romance.

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ROME, Ga. -- The home-opener for the Atlanta Braves Class A South Atlantic League team was a hit.

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MIAMI - Robert Fick, Vinny Castilla and Rafael Furcal took their turns Saturday night at sounding Atlanta's seasonlong dirge in the field.

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MIAMI - Shane Reynolds officially joined the Atlanta Braves on Friday afternoon.

Marlins deliver Braves 7-4 loss

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ROME, Ga. -- The Atlanta Braves Class A team in the South Atlantic League makes its home debut Friday night at $15 million State Mutual Stadium, exactly one year after groundbreaking ceremonies.

Reynolds' arrival alters pitching staff

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MIAMI - Only 22 years old and two starts into his major-league career, Horacio Ramirez had yet to experience the humiliation that awaits most rookie pitchers.

Teams see a whole new game in Puerto Rico

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MIAMI - Only 23 years old and two starts into his major-league career, Horacio Ramirez had yet to experience the humiliation that awaits most rookie pitchers.

Marlins rattle Braves, again

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NEW YORK -- With the war winding down, Wall Street stumbled lower this past week as investors shifted their attention to first-quarter earnings reports. Many believed that change bodes poorly for stocks because of concerns that the war curtailed spending by consumers and businesses, and therefore eroded company profits.

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MAU Inc., one of the area's most successful homegrown businesses, was born from a corporate layoff.

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Chances are your public image isn't what you would like it to be, and that might be affecting your profit.

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Knology Inc. announced Michael Lamar was the top account executive and won the President's Circle award for 2002. Mr. Lamar was also the 2002 top seller of the passive optical network fiber technology that was launched last year.

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NEW YORK -- Investors took a cautious approach Friday ahead of next week's rush of earnings reports, sending stocks lower for the third time in four sessions. Mixed economic and earnings news contributed to the sluggish performance.

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Over a beer at the downtown watering hole Firehouse Bar, lifelong Augustan Todd Garrick met two guys Wednesday who had driven 1,110 miles from Canada to attend the Masters Tournament.

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After a week of wining and dining their guests, Augusta Showcase leaders are hoping for a call back.

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LOS ANGELES - Apple Computer Inc. is in discussions about buying Universal Music Group, the world's largest record company, according to a published report Friday.

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April 22: Writing a business plan, Small Business Development Center Network, Augusta office, 1054 Claussen Road; $35; 737-1790.

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It's evident to nearly anyone who gets a business card from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce what helps shape the city's identity.

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Aspartame, a substance 200 times sweeter than sugar, was discovered in 1965 by chemical company G.D. Searle. The product was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1981. Three years later, the company built its sole production facility in Augusta.

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While the armed forces draw many volunteers, it's often not the paycheck that attracts them.

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CLEMSON, S.C. -- No matter how many athletic booster groups he wows this spring or how many games he wins next fall, new Clemson basketball coach Oliver Purnell accepts that some people won't ever see past his skin color.

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COLUMBIA - Having never ventured far from his home in New Ellenton, Marcus Lawrence was a homeboy in the truest sense when he left for Kansas in the summer of 2001.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Ingle Martin wasn't brilliant, but he did enough to move to the front of Florida's quarterback race Saturday in the spring game.

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- A proposal to pay Nebraska football players passed the Legislature on Friday in a reduced form that allows the university to determine which athletes would receive payments.

Ex-Silver Bluff star finds way back home

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Free speech is one thing. Conduct is another - especially when it is conduct that, by its very nature, is intended to terrify or intimidate others.

A called third strike

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The American-baiting, anti-war trio of French President Jacques Chirac, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be brewing trouble in St. Petersburg, Russia, this weekend as they seek a role in Iraq's reconstruction.

The best aid for Iraq

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Actor Tim Robbins' hard-throwing baseball pitcher in the film Bull Durham was famous for uncorking some wild pitches.

Crossed out

Chambers of horror

Footings of freedom

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When the statue of a dictator is brought down, something must rise up in its place.

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As Saddam Hussein's brutal regime unravels like a cheap suit, among the issues the U.S.-led coalition must deal with are war crimes and crimes against humanity and against the Iraqi people.

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LONDON -- J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," the second book in the series about the boy wizard, is the most popular library title in Britain.

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UDINE, Italy -- Organizers of Italy's Far East Film Festival have canceled invitations to nearly two dozen Asian directors, actors and producers, fearing the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome.

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I'll never forget the impact that Walt Disney's, "Tarzan," had on our family. The movie opened on a sunny June day- a day that I would much rather have spent outside, in the pool- but the children were begging to go sit inside a cool movie theater.

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The lazy days of summer might be just that for kids who go from the rigors of school to having very little to actually do. But as any parent knows all to well, within just a few days novelty wears off and boredom sets in.

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Proud grandparents James and Roslyn Walton of Appling submitted this photo of their grandsons Jacob and Brandon riding Brandons new four-wheeler.

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Easter is the springtime holiday when Christians commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. While it is a religious day to most, it is also an active, fun day for many children.

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Remember those lazy summer days when you were a child? Sleeping late, wearing tattered clothing, chasing the bug fogger truck, eating watermelon outside so you could spit the seeds - all that stuff that memories are made of.

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Her first book, The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo, was published in 1969. She's still writing for children, only now it's the children of the children who were reading her earliest books hot off the presses who anxiously await her newest titles. So, what is it about Judy Blume that's kept her books "alive" all these years? From a literary standpoint, many of her earlier books don't measure up to what makes a high quality children's book. Several years and several books later, however, she has honed her craft and now ranks with the best of the contemporary realistic fiction writers for children.

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A Streetcar Named Desire Aiken Community Playhouse presents this timely classic. Shows begin at 8 p.m. April 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 and 3 p.m. April 13. Located at the Washington Center for Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St.. Admission is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, $9 for students with valid ID and $6 for ages 12 and younger. For information call (803) 648-1438.

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Parents of young children likely will tell you there isn't enough time in the day to get everything done, but, according to Parents magazine, there is a right time of day to do everything.

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The IRS says it hears many reasons from taxpayers for not filing a tax return. You may not have known whether you were required to file. Whatever the reason, its best to file your return as soon as you can. If you need help, even with a late return, the IRS is ready to assist you.

Saving money by avoiding taxes can be costly later

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We don't always make the best economic decisions. Sometimes we drive miles out of our way to save a penny on a gallon of gas. Business owners aren't any different.

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NEW YORK - It happened 13 years ago, but it's still painful for him to talk about. His heart starts racing, beads of sweat form on his forehead and he looks away.

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You have company if you're among the 25 million taxpayers who will spend the next two days huddled with your 2002 tax return or follow the record 8.2 million of us who got an automatic extension last year.

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ATLANTA - Maybe now Reuben Houston won't have to answer questions about switching positions.

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ATLANTA - Eric Henderson is quiet and soft-spoken. Tony Hargrove is constantly yapping and changing his hair color.

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ATLANTA -- In Saturday's final spring scrimmage, Georgia Tech quarterbacks A.J. Suggs and Damarious Bilbo did little to settle the question of who will be the Yellow Jackets' starter in the Aug. 28 season-opener at Brigham Young.

Defense gives Jackets hope

Defense wins Tech's White and Gold game

Third round features leaderboard shake-up

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Professional golfers have a term - moving day - to describe the third round of tournaments.

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Mike Weir, bidding to become the first left-handed golfer in 40 years to win a major championship, is the leader at the 67th Masters Tournament.

Weir leads by 2 shots during second round

Georgia Girls Coach of the Year

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All area team: Georgia Independent boys

All area team: Georgia Independent girls

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American troops took the northern city of Mosul without a fight and awaited surrender from holdout forces in western Iraq on Friday, dismantling the remnants of Saddam Hussein's regime. U.S. officials agreed to stem looting in Baghdad and other areas.

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Joining forces in a city of shattered order and ransacked history, U.S. troops and Iraqi police are setting up patrols to rein in waves of thievery in Baghdad. Marines rolled north to confront what could be Saddam Hussein's last holdouts.

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Masters Week brings crowds.

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Authorities have identified three people who were killed in a two-car crash Thursday night in Columbia County.

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Authorities have identified three people who were killed in a two-car crash Thursday night in Columbia County.

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Being from Augusta, I remember when Clifford Roberts - the first tournament chairman - was pressured to let a minority play in the Masters Golf Tournament. His response was simple and full of wisdom: "One day a minority will play in the Masters and will probably win. But, let him earn that right - the right to play with other champions who must qualify each year to play. Don't cheapen his victory. Don't dilute the significance of his honor, dedication and hard work it will take to be invited to compete at Augusta."Woody Merry, Augusta

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Regarding Bill Maxwell's March 27 column, "The solution is more democracy": Russell Collins, Swainsboro, Ga.

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Martha, Martha, Martha! Ms. Burk is an embarrassment to our gender! In spite of her cause against the Augusta National Golf Club, the majority of the women in this country are not brainless. We pick causes that will benefit us as a whole and are worthy of our efforts.K. Riggs, Augusta

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On March 30 I was lucky to attend a program at the Children of Israel Temple on Walton Way. The program was designed to introduce the congregation to various religions practiced in the area. Gene L. Rickaby, Martinez, Ga.

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When it comes to the issue of a woman member at the Augusta National Golf Club, National Council of Women's Organizations Chairwoman Martha Burk is a leech sucking the blood out of legitimate discussion of gender inequity. There are many important issues of discrimination affecting women that need resolution, but a wealthy woman member of the Augusta National does not belong on that list.Mike Hagerty, Evans, Ga.

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Georgia is the only state without a child-endangerment law, at least for now. It looks like that will change soon. Senate Bill 1 has passed the Senate unanimously. The legislature was close in passing this much-needed law, both last year and this year. My hope is this is the year it's passed. Dan Hillman, Augusta

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I would personally like to thank National Council of Women's Organizations Chairwoman Martha Burk for her protest. As a woman in Augusta, I would love for the nation to know what the Augusta National Golf Club and its members do to women. They bring in corporations each and every year to watch the Masters Golf Tournament. That's right, those "bigots" who are members of the Augusta National help our economy. Many families in this area depend on this week to ensure that they can financially make it through the year. Thanks to Ms. Burk and her protest, that financial balance that we depend on has been diminished and, in some cases, completely depleted.S. Cox, Martinez, Ga.

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Recent events have confirmed that the old adage, "No good deed goes unpunished."Ted Shelton, Evans, Ga.

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This is in response to Paul Cook's March 31 letter, "George W. Bush worst, most inept U.S. president ever":Christopher Clayton, Augusta

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Hanging a sign on door can deter drop-ins

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - "When I ask people what they want to get out of golf school, the answer I most often hear is that they want to swing like Tiger," said Andy Prosowski, director of golf instruction at Golf Schools of Scottsdale, as he sent a slow arcing 7-iron shot into the Arizona sky. "That's when I tell them to put down the golf clubs and we'll head over to the gym. To hit like Tiger, you have to be fit like Tiger."

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Tim and Sam Shelnut agree - it was the tweaking that made their Burke County lodge perfect.

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So you want to go to golf camp? Good for you. But be warned:A successful and enjoyable foray into the great green world of higher swing education means more than packing up your sticks and signing on the dotted line. Here are some things to consider:

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Dear Carson: We live in a close-knit community where neighbors and friends feel free to drop in at their convenience. Since I work at home, this is often quite inconvenient. Just as I get my creative juices going, someone either rings the bell or walks in the back door and calls out to me. There are times when I welcome visitors and other times when I resent the intrusion. Is there a polite way to let these people know that their visits are not welcome some of the time? - Vexed at Visitors

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Three is a lucky number for Dani Teal. Three days after she met Trey Kelly, right after the third time they had hung out together, she said she knew that she would marry him one day.

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GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

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Forget that you'll look like George Jetson. There could be worse things. Just keep thinking how the new VX2000 Backpack Vac will ease your vacuuming chores. The press release describes the vacuum as lightweight and explains how the 8-pound vacuum is worn like a school backpack or baby carrier and distributes the weight of the vacuum "comfortably on the hips via a padded waist belt" (if 8 pounds can qualify as comfortable).

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South Carolina authorities are looking for a man who disappeared from his Aiken home early Wednesday morning.

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BRUNSWICK - Glynn County police continued their search Saturday for a man wanted in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Brunswick police officer during a convenience store robbery.

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Today's serviceman of the day is Air Force Airman James Swanagan III of Hephzibah.

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They whirl and weave through the water in complex patterns inside the plastic bin.

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BAGHDAD, Iraq - Two Humvees pulled up beside a fuel truck parked on the street outside a crumbling complex of abandoned buildings and warehouses, which Marines from a supply company had converted overnight into a fortress and a gas station.

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MYRTLE BEACH - Charleston Republican state Sen. John Kuhn told the Grand Strand he was sorry for his bad joke that suggested this resort town attracts the kind of tourists that his hometown doesn't want.

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APRIL 13, 1863 The consecration of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity was an event, which had long been awaited with eager interest by the Catholic portion of the community, as well as by the merely curious, who were upon the tip-toe of expectation to witness so unusual a ceremony, and to examine an advice to which rumor and past events had given a wide spread fame.

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Another group to get vaccine

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A RANT FOR The Augusta Chronicle's shameful and patronizing endorsement of Judge Dudley H. Bowen's ridiculous ruling. Do you really think anyone anywhere believes that this doomed attempt to hide the protesters is because of a judge's concern for safety rather than an attempt to avoid embarrassment at the expense of the First Amendment?

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There was the guy impersonating Elvis. There was the guy dressed in a tuxedo with a sign that read, "Formal Protest." There was the 10-foot cutout of a Klansman with the Masters Tournament logo emblazoned across the heart.

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A RANT FOR The Augusta Chronicle's shameful and patronizing endorsement of Judge Dudley H. Bowen's ridiculous ruling. Do you really think anyone anywhere believes that this doomed attempt to hide the protesters is because of a judge's concern for safety rather than an attempt to avoid embarrassment at the expense of the First Amendment?

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ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate passed a 2004 budget Friday that is so different from the House version that it prompted a summit meeting between Gov. Sonny Perdue and key lawmakers.

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The Transportation Security Administration will begin weapons training today for pilots as part of the first stages of a program aimed at allowing guns in the cockpit.

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Utility crews were working Friday to stabilize portions of the Augusta Canal's earthen bank after a toppled tree caused about 40 feet of shoreline to collapse.

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It may appear odd, but Cyndra Bystrom sounds as though she is looking forward to getting her smallpox vaccination next week at a clinic in Augusta.

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Today's serviceman of the day is Air Force Airman P. Ryan Cheek of Martinez.

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Next week, Fort Gordon will test the technology that will keep coalition forces connected during the rebuilding of Iraq, officials said.

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Authorities have identified three people who were killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday night in Columbia County.

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COLUMBIA - Majdi Tannous says his Jordanian heritage was an issue in his discharge from the South Carolina Army National Guard.

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AIKEN - The '30s was a gray decade, a time colored by economic collapse that robbed everyday Americans of their pep. Out of the bleakness came a hoofed bolt of hope named Seabiscuit.

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RINGGOLD - Three weeks after the wife of Fort Oglethorpe Mayor Judd Burkhart was charged with battery in a domestic dispute with her husband, a Superior Court judge has issued a restraining order against the couple.

Jail trusty took guns, police say

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AIKEN - It's not an amendment that will garner much ink in the press, but for U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett, it tells Savannah River Site boosters that the freshman congressman means business.

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JUST LIKE watching Roots made me ashamed to be white, Martha Burk makes me ashamed to be female.

Judge hands Perdue defeat

Class molds teens for teaching

Crash victims are identified

Fort Gordon lab tests satellite network

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More than 100 police officers will provide the protection protesters need today at two designated demonstration sites, Sheriff Ronnie Strength announced Friday from the edge of a 5.1-acre field - shouting over the din of traffic from nearby Washington Road.

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AIKEN - Democratic sheriff's candidate Donald Butler may be the underdog, but he's the underdog on top of a horse.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -Skies cleared in North Carolina as the state began to grapple with the consequences of five days of foul weather, including a highway-closing landslide and overflowing hog waste lagoons.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -An explosion ripped through a food additive plant Friday, killing a worker and spewing a cloud of ammonia over parts of Louisville.

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ATLANTA - An Augusta representative was among the lawmakers Friday coming to the defense of a state senator who called Gov. Sonny Perdue a racist.

Residents, visitors scoff at protest circus

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ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue does not have the authority to order Georgia's attorney general to withdraw a redistricting case that could help Democrats, a county judge ruled Friday.

S.C., Georgia may cut port deal

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APRIL 12, 1872 A monument will be raised to honor the Confederate dead. The cornerstone shall be laid as soon as the receipts will permit.

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Salvaging one of the Savannah River's oldest dams could cost much more than first estimated - and take longer to complete.

Book some time

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A Hephzibah man is being sought for questioning about the shooting death Thursday of an employee at a south Augusta pawnshop.

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The body of a 37-year-old Augusta woman was found in a wooded area behind the Augusta water pumping station off Goodrich Street on Friday afternoon.

Fire damage at church repaired

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Jefferson County, Ga., police say a county jail trusty was taking out much more than the trash when he left the jail to do ground work.

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BARNWELL, S.C. - Guy Quentin Buggs was given two American flags Saturday - one from atop his father's casket and another from Gov. Mark Sanford expressing thanks from the people of South Carolina.

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JUST LIKE watching Roots made me ashamed to be white, Martha Burk makes me ashamed to be female.

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ATHENS, Ga. - Two months after intentionally set fires ripped through two buildings owned by Prince Avenue Baptist Church, the final touches are being put on a rapid and extensive restoration project.

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GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Many South Carolina school districts are scrapping summer school programs for failing students as administrators cope with budget cuts.

Candidates back animals

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Tiger Repellent saves the day

Across Georgia

Airline pilots start gun training

Tiger finishes +5, barely makes cut

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There is a palpable tension in the Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers' cathedral-size tent.

Baby briefs

Tiger finishes +5, barely makes cut

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Not every local site is related to golf. This week, we profile the secret places that Augustans show guests when they come to town.

Lawmaker backs senator who called Perdue racist

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RIDGELAND, S.C. - South Carolina legislators are contemplating a deep-water port partnership with Georgia.

Police to keep protests in place

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After 10 months of criticizing Augusta National Golf Club's all-male membership in the news media and from podiums throughout the country, National Council of Women's Organizations Chairwoman Martha Burk delivered her familiar message again Saturday - this time near the club's home turf.

Augusta shores up bank of canal

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- While millions of television viewers were watching as U.S. Marines toppled a statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, Brunswick's Craig Horne was in the midst of it.

Parties meet over budget

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Not every local site is related to golf. This week, we profile the secret places Augustans show guests when they come to town.

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Tim Farrell, 17, carefully hung his pupils' colorful dinosaur paintings on the hallway bulletin board outside their first-grade classroom at Golden Isles Elementary School.

House wants reactor at SRS

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AIKEN - The smell of hay and cedar chips floated through the air of Brad Stauffer's office at Legacy Stables as he dived into sheets of paper he doesn't have time for but can't work without.

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Dennis Setzer passed Chad Chaffin with 51 laps to go Saturday and held on through a series of late restarts to win the Advance Auto Parts 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race.

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GLADEVILLE, Tenn. -- David Green passed Johnny Sauter on the backstretch of the final lap Saturday to win the Pepsi 300 at the Nashville Superspeedway.

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Dale Jarrett is changing crew chiefs for the third time in just over a year after a frustrating eight races with Brad Parrott.

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. - When Brad Parrott got around to telling his father he had been fired as Dale Jarrett's crew chief earlier this week, the first thing he wanted to know was how many people his son beat up on his way out the door.

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MOTEGI, Japan -- New Zealand's Scott Dixon posted the fastest lap in practice Friday for the first Indy Racing League event in Japan.

Gordon gets top spot, pit stall at Virginia 500

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PARIS -- Jordan driver Giancarlo Fisichella was declared the winner of Formula One's Brazilian Grand Prix on Friday, five days after the race.

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LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Michel Jourdain Jr.'s new focus on qualifying paid off with the pole position for Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Robbie Loomis started talking about the benefits of winning the pole position for the Virginia 500 long before his driver, Jeff Gordon, ran his first lap Friday at Martinsville Speedway.

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Jeff Gordon is the most accomplished driver in Winston Cup racing and one of the sport's biggest names.

Loyalty lasts with wins

Dixon fastest in practice for Indy Japan 300

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WASHINGTON -- Michael Jordan sounded like a dad let down by his kids.

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Former assistant Ben Betts was hired as coach of the men's basketball team at South Carolina State on Friday.

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Mrs. Mildred Holloway (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Rivers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mable Reid (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. India Thompson (PHILADELPHIA, Penn.)

Ramindar Singh (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Bragg (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Roland Thomas ( WAGENER, S.C.)

Mr. Roland Lanier (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Bragg (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladie Commings (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathleen Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ramindar Singh (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Beard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Kennedy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Lamb (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Monte Ashcraft Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera Edmonds (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Williams Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. H arold Bailey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Wiggins Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathleen Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack McCraney (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Venable (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Williams Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Green Parker, Jr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Langley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Channell (ROCK HILL, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Busch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucile Wilson (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Atwell Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Elmer Collins (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel White Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Limbaugh (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Rivers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Wiseman (DEARING, Ga.)

Deacon William Early (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Coy Payne Sr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Limbaugh (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Micka Andrews (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Maria Garcia (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Sims (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Coy Payne Sr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Summer Casher (ROSWELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Beard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Bailey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dixon Ulmer (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Candace De Chiaro (MARTINEZ, GA.)

Mr. James Murphy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Green Parker, Jr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Richardson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Gunn (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Alvie Akridge (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mrs. Tracy Childress (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Busch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Mary Treadwell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Omelanuk (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Vanderloop (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nadine Alligood (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Wiseman (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Dixon Ulmer (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Wendy Tucker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Rogers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmie Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. David Williams (COVINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elouise Adams (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Clifford Harrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Lowe (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Summer Casher (ROSWELL, Ga.)

Ms. Wendy Tucker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Overtime

Overtime

Area announcements

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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Lindsay Davenport's first clay-court tournament in three years is going better than she hoped.

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NEWARK, N.J. -- Mike Tyson has agreed to a fight this summer at the Meadowlands, provided he can secure a boxing license from the State Athletic Control Board.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Justine Henin-Hardenne advanced to the final of the Family Circle Cup on Saturday with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Ashley Harkleroad.

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T.J. Ford won the John R. Wooden Award on Saturday, the Texas point guard's second major college basketball player of the year honor.

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PARIS -- Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt abruptly withdrew from the $2.45 million Monte Carlo Masters tournament Friday.

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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.

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Kennesaw State scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning in Game 2 to sweep a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader from USC Aiken 4-0, 5-4 at the East Cobb Complex in Kennesaw, Ga. on Friday.

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NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar

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POLLARDS CORNER - After years of discussion, Columbia County plans to seek bids in May for a new Wildwood Park tournament ramp and parking complex that could lure major fishing events to Thurmond Lake.

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If the Greenbrier boys basketball squad didn't realize how much Eric Marshall meant to the team, it found out midway through the season when he suffered an ankle sprain that kept him out of four games.

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Butler boys coach Rob Johnson has seen programs where the varsity and JV teams are run by two different coaches in two totally different styles.

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Although they're not always apparent in the stat sheet, Barnwell's Melanie Johnson realizes the flaws in her game.

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Here is a list of all area team prep basketball players.

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Here is a list of all area team prep basketball players.

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She was a state champion last year, but this season she really had to grow up.

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It looked like Augusta Christian senior guard Jordan Belcher was wearing a red headband over his dyed red hair.

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She had nowhere to go, nowhere to turn.

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Before the season began, Aiken coach Aubrey Pompey noticed a disturbing trend in his Lady Hornets program.

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Here is a list of all area team prep basketball players.

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The Hephzibah girls basketball team was small and not overly-talented.

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At first glance, it's easy to see why the Brentwood boys won the Georgia Independent Class AA championship. After all, the Eagles dropped from Class AAA after reaching the state quarterfinals last season. So they should have won the state title with ease, right?

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One of these days the Briarwood girls basketball team is going to win a Georgia Independent Schools Association Class AA title.

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Here is a list of all area team prep basketball players.

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For the first time, Silver Bluff coach Sam Lilly said, he was really focused on coaching. In his words, that means "100 percent focused."

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Here is a list of all area team prep basketball players.

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The pressures and burdens contained in the recruiting process affected Silver Bluff's Brandon Wallace the same as it would any other Division I-caliber athlete.

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Here is a list of all area team prep basketball players.

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Sherman Lester can't be sure of the year, but he will never forget the day he pointed out a special visitor at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church to his son Thomas. "That is Gen. Eisenhower, the president of the United States," he told the boy.

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Golf tournaments pop up like dandelions in spring, the favorite time for Augusta-area promoters to hold fund-raisers on the links.

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Congregations from Servants of God Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Church of Evans will join in the installation of the Rev. Robert Williams as pastor of Servants of God at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 2128 Martin Luther King Boulevard. The Rev. Bill Hilley will give the sermon.

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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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Michelle Reese and her sister Helen Watson start the day early in their downtown Augusta restaurant, Sixth and Watkins, turning out buttery muffins, hot, tender-crisp fries and other tasty dishes.

Plans for new complex moving ahead

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Cassie Bair had other options.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Potential starter Dondrial Pinkins and newcomer Mike Rathe both threw for more than 200 yards Saturday at South Carolina's spring game.