Shock of the old: BritArt's greatest hits fill new Saatchi Gallery

Modern art meets Margaret Thatcher in new exhibition
LONDON -- Margaret Thatcher, Britain's former prime minister is better known as a scourge of socialists and champion of free enterprise than as a patron of the arts.

Shock of the old: BritArt's greatest hits fill new Saatchi Gallery
LONDON -- The shark is back, but the shock has gone.

Venerable art school approaches 200th year with big plans
PHILADELPHIA -- It may be nearly 200 years old, but the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is painting itself in a brand new light.

Modern art meets Margaret Thatcher in new exhibition

Baseball to review security after fan violence
CHICAGO -- Major league baseball officials said Wednesday they will review security at ballparks nationwide after a fan attacked an umpire at a Chicago White Sox game.

Westside sits atop region

Baseball to review security after fan violence

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Last-place Mets. The words just seem to go together.

Fantasy Baseball: Rookies are unpredictable
Each April, a fresh crop of rookies is harvested from the minor league ranks to test the waters of the big leagues.

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North Augusta pitcher Brannigen Rosser has been doing extra work before games in the bullpen lately, refining his change-up and nailing down his release points.

Westside sits atop region
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - If Washington County baseball coach Dwayne Sapp knew before Wednesday's game that his squad would hold Westside to four hits, he would have figured the Golden Hawks would win.

Augusta State pounds Paine

Fantasy Baseball: Rookies are unpredictable

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PHOENIX -- Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling are a combined 0-4 in six outings, and they're not alone. Across baseball, aces have started the season like jokers.

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Paine baseball coach Pete Cardenas was not discouraged with his team's 10-1 loss at Augusta State on Tuesday afternoon.

Joshua William Winston Cody

Haley Klaire Gregory

Camden Clark Gay
Wayne Allen Gay Jr. and Carol Clark Gay of Evans announce the birth of a son, Camden Clark Gay, Friday, April 4, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Juanita Thaxton and Pauline Clark, both of Augusta, the late Rudy Clark, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Allen Gay Sr. of Evans.

Charles Dwayne Beard Jr.
Charles and Ebony Beard of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Charles Dwayne Beard Jr., Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Cathy Scott, Vilma Rato and Earnest Beard, all of Augusta, and Robert Smart of Atlanta.

Trevin Caleb Ezra Tyndall

James Edward Coleman Jr.
James Coleman Sr. and Khadijah Elam, both of Harlem, announce the birth of a son, James Edward Coleman Jr., Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Judith Elam of Decatur, Ga., Gary and Alberta Dorsey Sr. of Dearing and Mitchell and Janette Coleman and Edward and Sarah Coleman, all of Harlem.

Gracie Lynne Williams

Reagan Elizabeth Mason
Brandon R. and Shila S. Mason of North Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Reagan Elizabeth Mason, Thursday, March 27, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Donna Gibbs of Aiken, Parker Golden of Beech Island and Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Ray Mason of Garland, Texas.

Dylana Brooke Bowling

Noah Forest Newsome
Joshua and Brandi Newsome of Harlem announce the birth of a son, Noah Forest Newsome, Thursday, March 27, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Debra Melendez and Thomas Penrow, both of Grovetown, and Louis and Janice Newsome of Harlem.

Maria Elizabeth Flanagan
Dr. Rosa C. Blanco and Dr. Lynn E. Flanagan of Evans announce the birth of a daughter, Maria Elizabeth Flanagan, Thursday, March 20, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Dr. Maximino J. Blanco and Rosa I. Blanco and Evelyn S. Flanagan, all of Augusta, and the late Clarence E. Flanagan.

Madison Alexandria Perkins
Matthew and Melissa Perkins of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Madison Alexandria Perkins, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Newman of Grovetown, Greg Perkins of Dallas and Rhonda Kendrick of North Augusta.

Lucas Allen Wilson

Madeline Elizabeth Pittman
Brad and Jackie Pittman of Thomson announce the birth of a daughter, Madeline Elizabeth Pittman, Friday, March 28, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jack Herkel of Thomson and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pittman.

James Edward Coleman Jr.

Dylana Brooke Bowling
Joseph Dean Bowling Jr. and Shannon Leigh Bowling of North Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Dylana Brooke Bowling, Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Glen E. Lanier Jr. of Savannah, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Doug Thomason of Augusta.

Claire Rebecca Williams

Holly Alisa Porterfield
Sam and Kristin Porterfield of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Holly Alisa Porterfield, Friday, April 4, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Sue Erwin of Aiken and Mr. and Mrs. Don Porterfield of Tallahassee, Fla.

Addison Wells Bolton
Clay and Ann Bolton of Shreveport, La., announce the birth of a daughter, Addison Wells Bolton, Thursday, March 27, 2003, at Willis-Knight Hospital in Shreveport. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ronny Bolton of Aiken, Ruth Fowler Jackson of Athens, Ga., and Donna Wells Mixon of Lincolnton, Ga.

Emory Victoria Reeves
Bill and Lara Reeves of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Emory Victoria Reeves, Friday, April 4, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Norris L. O'Dell of Martinez and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Reeves of Augusta.

Camden Clark Gay

Jackson Collin Rutland
Christopher K. and Brandy L. Rutland of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, Jackson Collin Rutland, Friday, March 14, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are David and Sherri Simmons of North Augusta, Kenneth and Audrey Rutland of Clearwater and the late Richard Jackson.

Stephen Matthew Cardullo

Haley Rose Stewart
Darion G. and Angela B. Stewart of Grovetown announce the birth of a daughter, Haley Rose Stewart, Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Karen Reyes of Augusta, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Boyd of Hephzibah and Clarence and Gerald Stewart of Martinez.

Elizabeth Claire Wingard

Trevin Caleb Ezra Tyndall
Brian Anthony Tyndall and Tiffany Nichole Roberts, both of Hephzibah, announce the birth of a son, Trevin Caleb Ezra Tyndall, Monday, March 31, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Leland and Mary Roberts, Lelia Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. William D. Tyndall, all of Hephzibah.

Madison Alexandria Perkins

Jacob Reid Wales
Byron R. and Amanda P. Wales of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, Jacob Reid Wales, Thursday, March 20, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Angell Poston of North Augusta, Harry Poston Jr. of Taylors, S.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Byron Wales of Raceland, La.

Jackson Collin Rutland

Carson Davis Wiley
Robert L. and Georgianna D. Wiley of Lincolnton, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Carson Davis Wiley, Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Bill and Trisha Wiley of Lincolnton, Ga., Bill and Gertrude Wilson and Myrtle Doggette, all of Martinez, and the late George Lee Doggette.

Haley Rose Stewart

Claire Rebecca Williams
Lamar and Tonya Williams of Stapleton, Ga., announce the birth of a daughter, Claire Rebecca Williams, Friday, March 28, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Terry Redfern of Gibson, Ga., Barbara Williams of Stapleton and the late Charles Williams.

Conner Blake Franco

Gracie Lynne Williams
Kristina Williams of Dearing announces the birth of a daughter, Gracie Lynne Williams, Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Donna Rogers and Larry Williams, both of Dearing.

Emory Victoria Reeves

Madeline Elizabeth Pittman

Ashton George Carroll

Haley Klaire Gregory
Tommy and Sharon Gregory of Warrenville announce the birth of a daughter, Haley Klaire Gregory, Monday, March 31, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Haney of Langley and the late Mr. and Mrs. Billy Gregory.

Conner Blake Franco
Joel G. and Jennifer K. Franco of Martinez announce the birth of a son, Conner Blake Franco, Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Carter of Hephzibah and Lucina Franco of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Reagan Elizabeth Mason

Timothy Nathan Castle

Jordan Alexander Carroll
Kyle M. Carroll and Shanissa A. McKie, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Jordan Alexander Carroll, Monday, March 31, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Luther H. McKie of Graniteville and William C. and Mae F. Carroll of Aiken.

Holly Alisa Porterfield

Ashton George Carroll
Christopher and Sherry Carroll of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Ashton George Carroll, Monday, March 24, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George W. James III and Mr. and Mrs. Ramon P. Carroll, all of Grovetown, and Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Cissell of Springfield, Ky.

Carson Davis Wiley

Timothy Nathan Castle
Casey Castle and Cassie Pitts, both of Grovetown, announce the birth of a son, Timothy Nathan Castle, Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Deneen Rosales of Augusta, James Inglett of Grovetown and Mr. and Mrs. Jon Willcox and Floyd Castle, all of Harlem.

Jordan Alexander Carroll

Joshua William Winston Cody
William R. and Tonita L. Cody of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Joshua William Winston Cody, Saturday, March 29, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mazie Parks of Augusta, the late Rev. Winston C. Parks and the late Juanita C. Cody.

Sheilae Isora Joseph
Maurice Joseph and Angela Philpot, both of North Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Sheilae Isora Joseph, Friday, March 28, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Robert and Juanita Philpot of North Augusta, Ferna Leerdam of Atlanta and Milton Joseph of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Ashleigh Cenna Cooper
Mario and Devon Cooper of Hephzibah announce the birth of a daughter, Ashleigh Cenna Cooper, Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at the Medical College of Georgia. Grandparents are Charles Legare, Annette Richardson, Daisy Legare and Albertha Aiken, all of Charleston, S.C., Irene Cooper of Jonesboro, La., and the late Leroy Cooper, and Charles and Diane Lattin of Shreveport, La.

Jacob Reid Wales

Charles Dwayne Beard Jr.

Maria Elizabeth Flanagan

Lucas Allen Wilson
Glenn A. Wilson III and Jane E. Wilson of Grovetown announce the birth of a son, Lucas Allen Wilson, Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are George and Ann Lewis of Cape Cod, Mass., and Glenn and Bonnie Wilson and Idell Long, all of Grovetown.

Sheilae Isora Joseph

Stephen Matthew Cardullo
Rick and Terri Cardullo of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Stephen Matthew Cardullo, Monday, March 31, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kardos of Augusta, Pat Young of Branson, Mo., and the late Stephen Cardullo.

Elizabeth Claire Wingard
Scott and Melissa Wingard of Evans announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Claire Wingard, Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas English of Hephzibah and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Wingard of Powder Springs, Ga.

Noah Forest Newsome

Judge declares mistrial in drug case because of sleeping juror
CINCINNATI -- A judge declared a mistrial after a juror fell asleep during the trial of a man facing cocaine charges.

Woman sues former employer for religious harassment
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A woman with bipolar disorder is suing her former boss for religious harassment, claiming he blamed her disorder on unconfessed sins and fired her because it was "God's will."

Man serves sentence in doghouse
VIDOR, Texas -- Curtis Robin Sr. is finally out of the doghouse.

Odds and Ends
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Miss Nude World pageant, planned at a strip club north of the city in October, isn't the kind of event city convention officials say they generally would endorse.

Atlanta hangs on to beat Montreal
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - It was just as Bobby Cox hoped, and better than he could have imagined.

Injuries just part of pitching woes

Braves defense improving, but still struggling
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Less than a month into the season, the Atlanta Braves have used their leather sparingly, averaging more than one error per game.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - For the Atlanta Braves, 2-1 winners over the Montreal Expos on Tuesday night, Shane Reynolds' debut was just what the doctor ordered for an ailing rotation. And Marcus Giles' 10th-inning home run was all that was needed to end the Expos' island perfection.

Atlanta hangs on to beat Montreal

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ATLANTA - Bill Bartholomay, who moved the Braves from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966 and sold them to Ted Turner 10 years later, is part of a group interested in buying the team from AOL Time Warner, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday.

Braves defense improving, but still struggling

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - For a dozen years, Atlanta Braves' pitchers have set the major league standard, winning nine earned run average titles.

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ATHENS, Ga. - David Lindsay can't think of anything worse.

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SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. reported a 2 percent increase in profit for its third quarter on Tuesday, beating analysts' expectations, but cautioned that it does not see a recovery in technology spending anytime soon.

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An Augusta medical transcription service has signed a three-year contract with a New York company representing 2,500 hospitals, physicians groups and social services organizations.

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SEATTLE -- Having installed its chic coffee stores across much of North America, Starbucks Corp. is aggressively expanding overseas - and like other global retailing icons, is finding that international fame can carry a price.

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DETROIT -- General Motors Corp.'s profit for the first quarter roared past year-ago results and Wall Street estimates, fueled by improved overseas results and record earnings at its finance arm.

Stocks mostly fall despite Microsoft, Intel earnings

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NORTH AUGUSTA - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford stopped by a local concrete block factory Tuesday to tout his proposed tax relief legislation.

Coke shares plunge despite solid earnings

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Officials hope the plant's suppliers will operate locations near Augusta, because suppliers tend to locate 50 to 100 miles from auto plants to avoid competing for labor.

New jobless claims rise in Georgia
State labor officials reported a 27 percent increase in first-time unemployment claims in March compared with last year.

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NEW YORK -- Investors resigned themselves to lackluster first-quarter earnings Tuesday and sent stocks moderately higher despite disappointing results from General Motors and Bank One.

Coke shares plunge despite solid earnings
ATLANTA -- Investors ignored Coca-Cola's solid first-quarter earnings Wednesday, dumping shares amid concerns about weak sales at home and the prospects for the company's business abroad.

Stocks mostly fall despite Microsoft, Intel earnings
NEW YORK -- Investors brushed aside a wave of encouraging earnings Wednesday, sending stocks mostly lower on concerns about the economic outlook. But tech shares managed a gain on strong results from Microsoft and Intel.

Airport seeks federal funding
The crumbs of funding have been few and far between for Augusta Regional Airport lately, but that isn't stopping airport officials from again hoping for a larger piece of government pie.

Kansas protests Williams' comments

Kansas receives permission to talk to Self

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Top ranking Bush administration officials, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell, charged Monday that Syria is developing chemical weapons, providing safe harbor for key Saddam Hussein henchmen and sending volunteers and equipment to fight coalition forces in Iraq.

Have they not learned?

Achille Lauro heel
Before 9-11 most of us couldn't fathom the depth of evil that Middle Eastern terrorists could descend to. But the murder of Leon Klinghoffer should have given us a clue.

Don't reward law-breaking

Parents demand a voice

Save day-care bill

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Teacher transfers are perennials that pop up every year about this time. Some people see them as flowers - other people see weeds. Regardless, school district officials need the freedom to plant and replant teachers where they're most needed.

Don't reward law-breaking
The growing Hispanic influence on America has enriched our culture. But that influence appears to have gone way overboard in this case.

Save day-care bill
The best way to kill a very good bill is to amend it or add to it until it becomes a very bad bill.

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LONDON -- Two pieces of jewelry that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe have been stolen from an exhibition, police said Tuesday.

Entertainment Briefs
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Box office ticket sales for this year's Spoleto Festival U.S.A., which begins later this month, are off to a good start.

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Are you in the middle of a disagreement with the IRS? One of the guaranteed rights for all taxpayers is the right to appeal, according to the IRS. If you disagree with the IRS about the amount of your tax liability or about proposed collection actions, you have the right to ask the IRS Appeals Office to review your case.

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CHICAGO -- Like many investors, Lonnie Soury never paid much attention to bonds during the days of whopping stock gains that seemed like they would last forever.

Small portions

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

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Spring is the time for asparagus - prices are low and taste is high. Although pencil-thin varieties have gained popularity with chefs, many asparagus lovers swear the jumbo spears are better. Contrary to what one might think, the bigger spears aren't from older plants, but from younger, more robust ones.

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Spring is a wonderful time for entertaining, and my lemon-herb chicken is a perfectly easy and elegant entree for the season.

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Cincinnati is home to an unusual chili with a Greek heritage.

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The Lake Olmstead Stadium scoreboard was on the blink for the second-straight night.

GreenJackets' progress impresses Boston officials
After keeping track of the Augusta Green-Jackets through phone calls and daily reports, Boston Red Sox director of player development Ben Cherington made his first appearance this season at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Wednesday.

Lefty's effort isn't enough
It's been a pretty good couple of weeks in Augusta for the city of Puyallup, Wash.

Life would be all right if it were not so deadly

Mattiace gets plenty of support as Masters runner-up
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Len Mattiace gained plenty of admirers with his emotional runner-up finish at the Masters.

MCI to again sponsor Heritage tournament

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Hootie Johnson defended more than just the all-male membership at Augusta National.

Golf notebook

Palmetto Golf Club sees end of an era
AIKEN - It won't be the same around Palmetto Golf Club without Bobby Knowles.

LPGA event presses on without Sorenstam
With the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship less than a month away, tournament director Andy Bush repeatedly answers the same question: What are you going to do without Annika Sorenstam?

MCI to again sponsor Heritage tournament
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Nine months after booting troubled WorldCom Inc. as its title sponsor, Heritage Classic officials Wednesday welcomed back the reorganized company, rechristened MCI.

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POTOMAC, Md. -- Kemper Insurance has withdrawn as title sponsor of a PGA Tour event after 35 years because of economic problems.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- An otherwise weird week at Augusta National included a somber, heart-wrenching moment before the Masters even began.

LPGA event presses on without Sorenstam

GreenJackets bow to Bombers

Lefty's effort isn't enough

GreenJackets' progress impresses Boston officials

Aiken thrived without pressure

U.S. troops raid of home of Saddam's "Dr. Germ"
American troops raided the home of the mastermind of Saddam Hussein's biological weapons lab on Wednesday and discovered a sprawling, recently abandoned terrorist training camp south of Baghdad as they dug for secrets from a dead regime.

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Iraqis met under American auspices to shape a new government Tuesday and said "the rule of law must be paramount" following Saddam Hussein's fall. In a war dividend, U.S. officials said they had taken Palestinian terrorist Abul Abbas into custody in Baghdad.

School has good principal in Gandy
Isn't it amazing how seldom people realize that "doing your job" requires hard, frequently unpopular and usually misunderstood decisions? Nancy Garcia, Linda Carrne Grovetown, Ga.

Appreciates column on country music giant

Questions aren't being answered
I am a parent of students at A.R. Johnson Magnet School. I made an appointment with the principal, Dr. Dorothy Gandy, on March 28. I, as many parents do, have questions about the transfers of the teachers. Denise S. Lucas, Augusta

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I am 49 years old, and have lived in Augusta all my life. I am seeing what I never thought I would see - people showing interest in downtown again. I have worked downtown for 11 years now and I see parks being built, old buildings being restored and more activities taking place. James Gibbs, Augusta

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I am very proud of our country, particularly those who defend it. Living in this largely military community, I take advantage of pointing soldiers out to my children. Melissa G. Padgett, Hephzibah, Ga.

Smoking should be up to public vote
I believe the public should vote on a smoking ban in restaurants, because no one forces a non-smoker to visit a restaurant where smoking is allowed. Just as a smoker is not forced to patronize a non-smoking business, it should be up to the public to make this decision, not the Augusta Commission. Ken Thomas, North Augusta, S.C.

Affirmative action programs for people of ethnicity have merit
I'm amazed at how wonderfully people of ethnicity are treated by the U.S. government when they are serving America during wartime, in comparison to being educated at renowned American colleges and universities. E. Maner, Augusta

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A question for Columbia County Commissioners: "What part of a tax is a tax, regardless of the innocuous, euphemistic title applied to it by the city - make that the county - don't you understand?" Bob Cipperly, Evans, Ga.

Columnist Maxwell better suited to college newspaper
Bill Maxwell's March 27 column, "The solution is more democracy," supports the definition of democracy as a "confused, chaotic mess," such as expressed by anti-war activists. It is not really clear how he defines it himself, since he borrows the quotation from an Edward Abbey. Joseph B. Harris, Washington, Ga.

'Team playing' much like sheep herding

Affirmative action programs for people of ethnicity have merit

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Regarding Dan Hilbert's April 6 letter, "President Bush's 'hired guns' slaughtering Iraqis": He states he feels that President Bush is using the army to kill innocent civilians, and that the president is acting out of God's will. Todd Baldwin, Harlem, Ga.

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The Augusta Chronicle's March 30 article, "License to scam," was absolutely correct to urge people to thoroughly investigate, before entering into a business agreement, anyone presenting himself as a housing contractor. That should be the norm, whether with contractors, attorneys or even health specialists.Ken Richards, Augusta

Questions aren't being answered

Appreciates column on country music giant
I would like to thank Don Rhodes for his column on March 28, "Norah Jones pays tribute to Waylon," and for the write-up about Bill Carlisle, a country music giant who recently passed away at the age of 94, as well as some others who preceded him in death. Felix L. Busbee Jr., Langley, S.C.

'Team playing' much like sheep herding
I read with amusement the letters from the administrators at A.R. Johnson Magnet School on April 3, who chose to transfer outstanding teachers "for the good of the students." This sounds suspiciously like an oxymoron to me. Jeania Howard, Evans, Ga.

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Hot easter ideas

Hot easter ideas
Ah, spring has sprung. Across the land, children (and perhaps a few adults) are awaiting their very own basketful of bellyaches.

Craft original showpieces for holidays
Row upon row of supermarket and discount store shelves are covered with pink and yellow bunnies, chocolate eggs and pastel baskets. In case you weren't aware - Easter is here.

In the know
The Augusta Chronicle is launching the Best and Brightest Awards, a program to celebrate outstanding young adults.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Easter egg color code
To color your Easter eggs: Combine a half-cup of boiling water, 1 teaspoon of vinegar and the specified number of drops of food color (color guide follows) to get the color you want. Dip the hard-boiled eggs in dye for about 5 minutes or until the color looks right.

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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will hold Earth Day events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be exhibits, educational sessions, a scavenger hunt, an egg hunt and guided nature walks.

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History comes alive in the colonial-era towns of Virginia's Tidewater & Hampton Roads region, that southeastern corner of the state where Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic. And while you're there, save time to kick back on a beach and take in the rest of the sights.

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Geologists have a new explanation for the gleam in a tiger's-eye. The brown-gold shimmer of the tiger's-eye gemstone had been attributed to the same process that forms petrified wood - pseudomorphism, when one mineral replaces another while maintaining the first mineral's shape. In tiger's-eye this was thought to involve quartz replacing crocidolite, a relative of asbestos.

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. -- Ileana Garica of South Florida has just entered the Tropical Rainforest exhibit at Butterfly World. She raises her camera and prepares to shoot.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- While Walt Disney World resorts brace for fewer guests because of the war in Iraq, one resort at the theme park haven is expecting business to be brisk for the next several months.

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TOKYO -- The number of Japanese traveling overseas during this year's spring holiday season will likely plunge 35.9 percent from last year due to the spread of a deadly flu-like illness and the war in Iraq, according to Japan's biggest travel agency.

Cutbacks will come by April 30
AIKEN - Layoffs of no more than 60 people at Savannah River Site will be effective by the end of the month, according to a memo from the operating company's president.

Group admits grant error
The nonprofit group that runs the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History has stepped forward to let elected officials know they probably violated the terms of their city grant by using government money to pay for the personnel services of a company where a board member worked.

City planning to open street
After more than a month of being blocked by large orange barricades, Central Avenue will be reopened as early as this weekend to residents of Augusta's Summerville neighborhood.

Anti-abortion activists say they'll keep pushing waiting period bill
ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue and anti-abortion activists called on state House members Wednesday to pass a bill that would require a 24-hour waiting period before getting an abortion.

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Sgt. Cornelius Boyd of Atlanta.

GOP proposes Medicaid cuts as budget stalemate continues
ATLANTA -- Senate Republicans proposed $165 million in new cuts to Georgia's health care program for the poor on Wednesday - an idea rejected by House Democrats.

Group tries to stop MOX tests

Four people, including toddler, found shot to death in Temple home
TEMPLE, Ga. -- Four people, including a 14-month-old girl, were shot to death in a suspected murder-suicide in rural Haralson County.

Rants and Raves
I CHALLENGE AUGUSTA'S hardworking entrepreneurs. South Augusta needs you badly. What you have done with downtown Augusta is wonderful. Please, please take on south Augusta.

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Across the area
Authorities said Tuesday that murder charges will be filed against a Hephzibah man who caused a fatal wreck while fleeing police in a stolen truck.

Teachers, students rally for school funding
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- About 500 educators, parents and students gathered at the Statehouse on Wednesday, asking lawmakers to restore education funding by raising the state sales tax by 2 cents on the dollar.

Measure upsets home day cares
Linda Caesar thinks about closing her family day care and working for Burger King if she is ordered to get liability insurance.

Work at wetlands to be on display
Now that the Masters Tournament is over, the best place to watch for birdies is Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.

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Parents plan to take teacher fight to board
Several A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering High School parents said they plan to address the Richmond County school board tonight concerning the possible transfer of several of the school's top teachers.

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Good Friday:

High school mourns loss of two teens
Wednesday was a somber day at Greenbrier High School, where students and staffers were mourning the death of two students.

Wreck kills two teens, injures two
Two Greenbrier High School students were killed and two were injured Tuesday afternoon while on their way to a golf tournament in Lincoln County, authorities said.

Senate passes identity theft targeting credit fraud
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Consumers would get new tools to fight identity theft under a bill the Senate approved Wednesday.

Health care workers get smallpox vaccine
Jo Polhill quickly learned Tuesday what it was like on the other end of the needle.

Group views tighter event
Main Street Augusta is looking to keep things simple with First Friday, even though it might cut out some participants.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A Spalding County woman who was convicted in the fatal shooting of her terminally ill sons was assaulted by an inmate at Metro State Prison in Atlanta.

News you can use
April 17, 1966 MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - A resolution strongly urging Richmond GOP Rep. Leroy H. Simkins Jr. to run for Congress was unanimously adopted by 10th District Republicans in convention here Saturday.

City accepts sewage fines
The city of Augusta agreed Tuesday to pay $17,100 in fines to settle violations involving seven sewage spills last year in which 333,000 gallons of untreated wastewater entered streams.

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Marine Pfc. Brian C. Keith of Augusta.

Work at wetlands to be on display

Men plead guilty in child-porn case
Former Martinez roommates pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to possessing child pornography.

Teachers, advocates will rally today
AIKEN - South Carolina teachers and education advocates will rally in the state capital today to protest deep budget cuts to public schools, but local politicians and school administrators don't expect much relief.

Doctor pleads innocent to federal drug charges
A physician whose Augusta office was raided by narcotics agents last summer has been indicted on federal charges.

High school mourns loss of two teens

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Doctor pleads innocent to federal drug charges

Men plead guilty in child-porn case

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THERE WAS A story in The Chronicle where a missing woman was admitted to Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Family members, unable to locate the woman, notified Aiken County Sheriff's Office, which launched a search with more than 30 people, including dog teams. MCG was contacted by the sheriff's office before the search started, but MCG refused to tell them the woman was there. It is a shame that an arrogant bureaucrat can mislead sheriff's officers and endanger public servants. MCG said it did not release the information because a badge does not trump a patient's rights. What would have happened if one of these rescuers had been hurt? I thought MCG was supposed to save lives not endanger them.

Teachers, students rally for school funding

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ATLANTA -Senate Republicans proposed $165 million in new cuts to Georgia's health care program for the poor Wednesday - an idea rejected by House Democrats.

City planning to open street

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Senate passes identity theft targeting credit fraud

Friends, fans still call on Thurmond
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - In the twilight of a legendary life, former U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond still can offer some tart advice for his friends, supporters and former constituents.

Police, workers find way to face child-abuse trauma
AIKEN - Lt. Mark Hammond says one of the reasons he's an ace at investigating child-abuse cases is his ability to detach himself from the pain of the children he helps.

Downtown gas leak leads to evacuation
A gas-line breach on Ellis Street on Tuesday morning caused the evacuation of an entire downtown block, including more than 300 pupils at Curtis Baptist School.

Husband gets shipped out for Iraq duty
AIKEN - While families and friends of some troops from South Carolina and Georgia are preparing homecomings for loved ones returning from the war in Iraq, Carolyn Anderson's long, nervous separation from her husband is just beginning.

Health center board gets new members
The feuding board of an Augusta mental health center that had lost a majority of its members started to gain some back Tuesday with the appointment of two new ones.

Group tries to stop MOX tests
AIKEN - An environmental group has filed a petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to stop the first test assemblies of mixed-oxide fuel from being burned.

Audit puts heat on grand jury
A special grand jury's review of Augusta's purchasing department was a biased and hurtful attack against the office's director, Geri Sams, several Augusta Commission members said Tuesday. Before the summer is through, elected officials plan to demand an apology from the investigative body, based on an independent audit of the purchasing office.

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THERE WAS A story in The Chronicle where a missing woman was admitted to Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Family members, unable to locate the woman, notified Aiken County Sheriff's Office, which launched a search with more than 30 people, including dog teams. MCG was contacted by the sheriff's office before the search started, but MCG refused to tell them the woman was there. It is a shame that an arrogant bureaucrat can mislead sheriff's officers and endanger public servants. MCG said it did not release the information because a badge does not trump a patient's rights. What would have happened if one of these rescuers had been hurt? I thought MCG was supposed to save lives not endanger them.

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WEST COLUMBIA -A state trooper who is charged with assaulting a man twice within five days has been suspended.

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319th members dream of homecoming
With the war in Iraq winding down, the pace of work hasn't changed for the truck drivers, but the comfort level has.

Downtown gas leak leads to evacuation

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APRIL 16, 1976 Six persons were injured and 2,000 gallons of raw gasoline were spilled Thursday night when a large tanker truck collided with an automobile on U.S. 25 near Interstate 20.

Wreck kills two teens, injures two

Police, workers find way to face child-abuse trauma

Friends, fans still call on Thurmond

Bill sets limit on special panels
ATLANTA - Rep. Henry Howard has introduced a bill that would limit special grand juries to one year rather than an indefinite term.

319th members dream of homecoming

Taking back the night
Nearly every day last year, someone new called the Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services center asking for help.

Cutbacks will come by April 30

Husband gets shipped out for Iraq duty

Audit puts heat on grand jury

Two men face charges in shooting at store

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Parents plan to take teacher fight to board

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GOP proposes Medicaid cuts as budget stalemate continues

Health care workers get smallpox vaccine

Holiday closings

Taking back the night

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Teachers, advocates will rally today

Two men face charges in shooting at store
Two men were arrested Wednesday in the March 18 shooting death of a North Augusta man at a Beech Island convenience store, law enforcement authorities said.

Group admits grant error

Legislators draw out lengthy session
Although the Georgia General Assembly already is on Day 38 of its 40-day session, legislators will use breaks to stretch the time they have left to finish business. The final day of the session is not expected until late next week.

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COLUMBIA -The governor would appoint some statewide officers who are now elected and the governor and lieutenant governor would run on the same ticket under a state government restructuring proposal announced Wednesday by the state's top Republicans.

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Across the area
Police have charged a second man in connection with last week's robbery and slaying of an Augusta pawnshop worker.

Measure upsets home day cares

Rants and Raves
I CHALLENGE AUGUSTA'S hardworking entrepreneurs. South Augusta needs you badly. What you have done with downtown Augusta is wonderful. Please, please take on south Augusta.

Legislators draw out lengthy session

Life would be all right if it were not so deadly
In a home-improvement store recently, I noticed that someone was looking at me as I dropped a roll of duct tape and a couple of plastic dropcloths into my shopping cart.

At the Movies: 'Malibu's Most Wanted'
For a movie that preaches about being yourself, "Malibu's Most Wanted" has a serious identity crisis.

At the Movies: 'Malibu's Most Wanted'

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Cope finds new life in own team
ATLANTA - Being a former Daytona 500 champion just doesn't buy the respect it used to.

Daytona has become a 'Motorsports mecca'
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The first hint came on Feb. 22, 1959, when 41,921 fans - not including the hundreds who sneaked in under a fence near the ticket booth - showed up for the first Daytona 500.

Daytona has become a 'Motorsports mecca'

Q&A with Dale Jarrett

Q&A with Dale Jarrett
ATLANTA - Despite winning the race at Rockingham, N.C., two months ago, Dale Jarrett's team shook things up last week by firing crew chief Brad Parrott and placing competition director Todd Parrott on indefinite leave. Jarrett, who finished 20th Sunday at Martinsville, Va., talked about his season and why the move was necessary.

Cope finds new life in own team

Jordan plays final game
PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Jordan's final shot was a free throw, and like his final appearance in an NBA uniform, it was good.

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WASHINGTON -- Michael Jordan surely expected a different ending, not a finale amid the turmoil of his self-assembled, crumbling team.

Hornets rout Hawks

Hornets rout Hawks
NEW ORLEANS -- Baron Davis scored 21 points as the New Orleans Hornets defeated the Atlanta Hawks 92-77 Wednesday night to finish the regular season with a five-game winning streak.

Jordan plays final game

Kansas protests Williams' comments
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Now Kansas is really mad.

Kansas receives permission to talk to Self
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Kansas received permission Wednesday to speak with Illinois basketball coach Bill Self about replacing Roy Williams.

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GEORGIA IS ON the brink of a major Medicaid crisis. To reduce costs, policymakers are looking at ways to hold down prescription drug costs, and access to effective mental health medications may be a casualty of that effort.

Keeping open access to mental-health medications a critical issue
GEORGIA IS ON the brink of a major Medicaid crisis. To reduce costs, policymakers are looking at ways to hold down prescription drug costs, and access to effective mental health medications may be a casualty of that effort.

Overtime

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WADA chief says Exum documents prove U.S. cover-ups

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INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA's management council on Tuesday endorsed a new $17 million fund giving more athletes access to money to be used for academic opportunities.

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BERLIN -- Serena Williams withdrew from next month's German Open, wanting an extra week off before coming to Europe for the French Open and Wimbledon.

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Canadian golfer Mike Weir stole the show this week in Augusta.

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Major league baseball will review security at ballparks nationwide to try to prevent fan violence following the attack on an umpire at a White Sox game.

WADA chief says Exum documents prove U.S. cover-ups
LONDON -- Documents purporting to show that a number of American athletes were allowed to compete in the Olympics after failing drug tests prove long-held suspicions of U.S. drug cover-ups, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday.

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Robert Helmick, a former U.S. Olympic Committee president who resigned amid conflict of interest allegations, died Tuesday at 66.

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

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

Aiken thrived without pressure
Before the season began, Aiken coach Aubrey Pompey noticed a disturbing trend in his Lady Hornets program.

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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?

Actress-comic Aisha Tyler mixes things up on 'Friends'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Aisha Tyler looks at a reporter's hand extended in greeting and declines to shake. Is the new addition to "Friends" unfriendly? No, just considerate.

Actress-comic Aisha Tyler mixes things up on 'Friends'

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NEW YORK -- News dispatches gripped the outside world: A doctor encamped on Antarctica was treating her own case of breast cancer.

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NEW YORK -- Cher's farewell tour played so well on television she might want to consider another.

Coal miners plan to protest reality hillbilly show
PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- Appalachian coal miners will go to New York to protest a CBS reality television series called "The Real Beverly Hillbillies" unless plans for the show are canceled.

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NEW YORK -- Spike is no longer just the name of a famous film director or a volleyball move. Now it's the name of a cable network, too.

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APPLING- Amy Danielle Lord of Evans, and Cliff Dansby of Martinez, were married at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Dunns Chapel. The Rev. Randolph Dixon officiated.

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AUGUSTA- Heather Gayle Getha and Rion Garet Taylor, both of Syracuse, N.Y., were married at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002, at First Christian Church. Dr. C. Don Manning officiated.

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James E. and Mary Anne Duplantis Goodwin of Houma, La., announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne Goodwin to Dr. John Hearst Wel-born, Jr., both of Mill Valley, Calif., son of Ms. Deborah Welborn Reiniger of Aiken, and Mr. John H. Welborn, Sr., of Greenwood, S.C.

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BISHOPVILLE, S.C.- Lesley Danielle Teal of Bishopville, and Trey Kelly of Columbia, were married at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2003, at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Steve Turner officiated.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- Jimita Nicole Spates and David OBannon, both of Hephzibah, were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2003, at the Adams Mark Hotel. The Rev. Melvin Adams, Jr. officiated.

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AIKEN- Carrie Andres and Jeffrey Skomp, both of Augusta, were married at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2003, at the Victorian Wedding Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Tindall officiated.

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AUGUSTA- Karen Leigh Denny of North Augusta, and Jason Scott Cisson of Evans, were married at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church. Dr. G. Daniel McCall and Dr. Jeffery Newlin officiated.

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EDISTO ISLAND, S.C.- Eleanor Ann Mixon of Augusta, and James Arthur Attwood of Atlanta, were married at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Edisto Island Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Donald R. Hendrix officiated.

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Woman sues former employer for religious harassment

U.S. troops raid of home of Saddam's "Dr. Germ"