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NEW YORK -- With more than 4,000 Egyptian antiquities, the Brooklyn Museum of Art has one of the finest collections in the world. But only a fraction, about 500 or so items, have ever been on display.

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VIENNA, Austria -- Hitler has returned, at least in spirit, to the men's hostel he called home when he was a young man in imperial Vienna.

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NEW YORK -- They slowly snake their way down a tall spiral staircase, a curlicue structure that rises to the proscenium arch of Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

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

Unreliable memory, sight can lead to trouble

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ST. LOUIS -- A jury awarded $6,000 to a woman who sued a hair salon, claiming that bad hair treatment left her depressed and led her to seek early retirement.

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LIVE OAK, Fla. - David Parkin was checking out a plant he wanted to buy at a Wal-Mart when he felt a searing pain shoot through his arm. When he dropped the plant, a water moccasin remained attached to his thumb, shooting its venom into his body.

Marlins rattle Braves, again

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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 the Atlanta Braves' seasonlong dirge in the field.

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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.

Teams see a whole new game in Puerto Rico

Atlanta pitchers keep Florida at bay

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MIAMI -- What was good news for the Atlanta Braves was bad news for the rest of the National League: Greg Maddux looked like his old self.

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MIAMI - The Florida Marlins might think twice before letting their marketing department make fun of Greg Maddux again.

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MIAMI - Greg Maddux, Roberto Hernandez and John Smoltz combined to break several Florida streaks in the Atlanta Braves' 7-1 victory over the Marlins:

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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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NEW YORK -- Vanguard Group has decided to revamp seven of its popular index funds, aligning them with indexes operated by Morgan Stanley Capital International in a move designed to cut costs and improve returns.

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

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DETROIT -- Jack Smith accepts his designation as the man who saved General Motors Corp. the same way he accepted the job to run the company just over 10 years ago - reluctantly.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Daniel Davidson gave up four hits and struck out seven in seven shutout innings as Florida State beat Clemson 8-1 on Sunday.

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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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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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Public school districts' bans on home-school students participating in sports or other extracurricular activities seem to be motivated by pure spite - and are an insult to tax-paying, home-schooling parents.

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

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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.

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Given the state's dismal revenue prospects, and no public sentiment whatsoever for tax increases, Georgia lawmakers are being forced to make Draconian cuts in the $16 billion budget that begins July 1.

A stealth tax hike?

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The Democratic-controlled Georgia House, after twice failing to pass a cigarette tax to plug a $128 million hole in the state's planned $16 billion budget, simply sent the bill onto the Senate with the shortfall still in it.

Deal with the cuts

Footings of freedom

Crossed out

Lift home-school ban

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WASHINGTON -- Credit counseling agencies often give indebted consumers bad advice, charge excessive fees and engage in deceptive practices - and customer complaints are up, according to a report released Wednesday by two consumer organizations.

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Q. With corporate annual reports getting thicker every year, it is harder for individual investors to find the time to read them. What are the most important areas to keep an eye on?

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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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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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Oops! Youve discovered an error after your tax return has been filed. What should you do? You may need to amend your return, according to the IRS.

Saving money by avoiding taxes can be costly later

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NEW YORK -- Shortly after Yolanda Kilbride's husband was called up for active duty by the Marine Corps, she took advantage of a little-known law to shore up their finances.

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NEW YORK -- Retirement is starting to loom for the oldest of the baby boom generation, but few of them are prepared for the financial perils of old age, experts say.

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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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STATESBORO, Ga. -- Brent Stephens and Stan Lyons both homered, and each Georgia Southern starter had at least one hit as the Eagles beat Wofford 19-4 Sunday.

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

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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.

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DURHAM, N.C. -- Tyler Greene drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single and another with a triple to help Georgia Tech beat Duke 13-6 Sunday and sweep their three-game weekend series.

Defense wins Tech's White and Gold game

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HICKORY, N.C. - Hickory wrapped up a five-game series with Augusta on Sunday by sweeping a doubleheader, winning 6-4 and 6-1 at L.P Frans Stadium.

Canadian wins in sudden-death playoff

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Who needs Tiger Woods?

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Mr. Weir hugs his wife, Bricia, on No. 10 after making bogey on the hole in the playoff, which was good enough to give him the championship and the $1,080,000 prize money.

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

Third round features leaderboard shake-up

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A Maple Leaf grows among the towering pines of Augusta National.

Crawdads take two from GreenJackets

Georgia Boys Coach of the Year

Independent Girls Player of the Year

All area team: Georgia Independent boys

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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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LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. -- When Kaye Young saw the jerky picture of a smiling soldier in blue pajamas Sunday, she knew her son was safe after 22 days as a prisoner of war.

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Masters Week brings crowds.

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A man wanted in connection with Thursday's slaying of an Augusta pawn shop employee was captured early today in Columbia, S.C., authorities said.

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One has to chuckle when reading your March 30 editorial, "Trespass or treason?" First, you assume this country has constitutional rights for free speech. We don't.R.E. Sutherland, Jackson, S.C.

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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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Dealing with some minor adjustments since the horrific acts on Sept. 11, 2001, have become commonplace in today's society. We don't mind hassles if they are warranted. But, I don't believe that the water supply in Augusta is a prime terror target.Earle W. Lovering Jr., Augusta

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The Chronicle acknowledges the constitutional right of free speech and assembly, but your recent editorials clearly evince your visceral disdain for any meaningful exercise of these rights.Joseph A. Dahlheimer, Martinez, Ga.

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I take issue with Lowell Greenbaum's April 2 letter,, "Chronicle demands absolute silence from dissenters."Pete Johnson, 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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In response to Allan Levene's April 3 letter ("Iraqi war is a sham"), alleging that the war in Iraq is solely to increase U.S. power in the Middle East: I find some of his comments disturbing.Christopher Baugh, Evans, 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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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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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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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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Choose golf camp selection wisely

Hanging a sign on door can deter drop-ins

Extra-lodge

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

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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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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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I SAY TO the United Nations, especially France and Germany ... to the victor go the spoils. Now sit down and shut up.

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Across the area

Book some time

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SPARTANBURG -Prosecutors say it could take years to close all of the cases tied to marriage scams uncovered in Operation Broken Vows.

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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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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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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.

Tiger Repellent saves the day

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

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Jasmine Ryals has asked her father about the scars.

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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.

Flag, budget still haunt lawmakers' final days

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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.

Airline pilots start gun training

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

Fire damage at church repaired

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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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Residents, visitors scoff at protest circus

Family rejoices in POW's release

News you can use

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Arturo Mata, the manager of Teresa's Restaurant on Gordon Highway, said he feels pretty angry when a customer leaves without paying for a meal.

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BRUNSWICK -Glynn County police said they arrested a second man wanted in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Brunswick police officer during a convenience store robbery.

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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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An Augusta man who tried to drive a wounded North Augusta friend to the hospital was charged with underage possession of alcohol, according to North Augusta police records.

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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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I SAY TO the United Nations, especially France and Germany ... to the victor go the spoils. Now sit down and shut up.

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

Baby briefs

S.C., Georgia may cut port deal

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Bobby Kelly's eyes filled with tears Sunday when the Clearwater man learned that his grandson had been found safe in Iraq.

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WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -Cypress Gardens, which billed itself as Florida's oldest theme park and served as the backdrop for Esther Williams movies during its heyday, opened its gates for the last time Sunday.

Across Georgia

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ATLANTA - Despite the uncertainty surrounding next year's budget, it's an open question which of the 2003 session's biggest issues will make it out of the Georgia General Assembly first.

Man arrested helping friend

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APRIL 14, 1852 E.S. Dodge has purchased the patent rights for the city of Augusta to take pictures with a wonderful improvement. He respectfully announces to the citizens of Augusta that he has on exhibition at his gallery some fine specimens of pictures taken in the new style, which he would be pleased to show to all who make call on him.

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Today's serviceman of the day is Air Force Airman 1st Class Terri Smith of Hephzibah.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Marine Pvt. Nolen Ryan Hutchings of Boiling Springs was killed in a friendly fire incident in the war in Iraq, his father said Sunday evening.

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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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WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- More than 2,000 people rallied in Warner Robins on Saturday to support United States troops fighting in Iraq.

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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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Garry Smith is aiming to take his relationship with his father, Rep. Roland Smith, R-Langley, to a significant level Tuesday.

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who refused to leave an Augusta bar and threatened an officer using obscene language Saturday night.

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

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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.

Dad hopes son serves in House

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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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LOS ANGELES -- When Justin Lin set out to make a movie about affluent Asian-American teens with a penchant for crime, potential investors loved the idea. But for such an edgy movie to make money, they told him he needed a white cast.

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LOS ANGELES -- Adam Sandler, who's become one of Hollywood's top box-office draws by playing infantile men prone to fisticuffs and tantrums, displays in real life a shambling politeness and faux-naive modesty.

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"Stevie" is actually about two guys named Steve: One is the subject of the documentary, Stevie Fielding; the other the documentarian himself, Steve James.

Harvick's temper is under control

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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

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Just because Kevin Harvick has behaved in the last year on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series doesn't mean he's lost his mean streak.

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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. - The way Jeff Gordon bumped his way to victory Sunday in the Virginia 500 would have qualified for road rage on any interstate. But for Martinsville Speedway, where if there's no wrecker, there's no foul, Gordon's aggression seemed almost playful.

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MOTEGI, Japan -- American Scott Sharp won the crash-filled Indy Japan 300 on Sunday, and moved into a tie for the lead in career victories in the IndyCar series.

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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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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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MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Jeff Gordon nudged Bobby Labonte aside on the 487th lap Sunday, ending a long stretch of nose-to-tail frustration to win the Virginia 500.

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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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LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Rookie A.J. Allmendinger led the whole way Sunday en route to his first career victory in the Toyota Atlantic Championship series.

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

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WASHINGTON -- Although he couldn't take the Washington Wizards to the playoffs in two years as a player, Michael Jordan brought sellouts, big profits and national TV exposure to a listless franchise.

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Mrs. Catherine Williams (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mr. James Murphy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Rawl Jr. (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Miss Mary Treadwell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Summer Casher (ROSWELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Richardson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Michael Omelanuk (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ramindar Singh (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Goodson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie Gunn (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Romattie Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ivins Morris Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. David VanderLoop (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Kathleen Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. India Thompson (PHILADELPHIA, Penn.)

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

Mr. Alvie Akridge (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Kathleen Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Yonce (LANDRUM, S.C.)

Miss Candace De Chiaro (MARTINEZ, GA.)

Mr. Jerry Johnson (GIBSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Dean Flanders (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Wiseman (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Vera Edmonds (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Aaron Hair (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Rivers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lewis Coleman (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Martha Redd (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Clifford Harrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Wendy Tucker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ivey (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby Bragg (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Murphy (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Richardson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Busch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nadine Alligood (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Rev. Carlton Sego (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Rogers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Williams (COVINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Harrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Beard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Bailey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Vanderloop (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Beard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Williams (COVINGTON, Ga.)

Area announcements

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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- So much for the thought that Serena Williams is unbeatable.

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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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University of North Florida pitchers kept USC Aiken off the board in a 4-0, 4-0 doubleheader sweep at Pacer Park on Sunday.

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

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

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

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

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She had nowhere to go, nowhere to turn.

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

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

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

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

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ATLANTA -- Her eyes closed, Rev. Kathleen Kiley's fingers twitch as her hands hover over the 73-year-old Parkinson's disease patient lying serenely on a clinic bed. Kiley was working to cleanse and release blocks in the patient's energy field.

Plans for new complex moving ahead

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Insider dramas about show business have a built-in appeal for the show-biz consumer. Now comes a TV series that probes the glamorous, sometimes explosive world of hip-hop.

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NEW YORK -- Odds are, you know and love John Corbett.

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LOS ANGELES -- The Michael Jackson television frenzy isn't over.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Marshall Szabo hit a two-run home run in the eighth to lead Georgia past Tennessee 8-6 Sunday.

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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.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Justin Tordi, Mario Garza, Brian Rose and C.J. Smith homered, leading Florida to a 13-4 win over South Carolina and snapping a five-game conference losing streak Sunday.

Shopper survives snakebite