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Hall president apologizes for not calling actors before canceling event

Pacers shut down to end season
AIKEN - Despite a outstanding pitching performance by junior Amy Fox, USC Aiken failed to produce offensively for the second straight day and bowed out of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament early Saturday, with a 1-0 loss to Armstrong Atlantic State.

Lady Jags get results on mound

Hall president apologizes for not calling actors before canceling event
The baseball Hall of Fame president issued an apology Friday, saying he was sorry he failed to call Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon last week before canceling a "Bull Durham" celebration because of the actors' anti-war stance.

Jaguars cannot hold on
AIKEN - Erin Cown's bionic arm and Kristi Davis' bat were enough to carry Augusta State to two victories on the second day of the Peach Belt Conference Softball Tournament, but they fell just shy of giving the ninth-seeded Lady Jaguars a berth in today's semifinal and championship rounds.

Lady Jags get results on mound
AIKEN - She started feeling a problem with her throwing wrist in November. A nagging pain was threatening to suspend Erin Cown's softball career.

Jaguars cannot hold on

Georgia towns aren't always where they seem

Braves' notebook
ATLANTA - The disappointment in Jason Marquis' expression was clear as he made an abrupt exit from Turner Field on Saturday and punched a one-way ticket to Richmond, Va.

Braves' notebook

Atlanta suffers shutout loss to Philadelphia
ATLANTA - Is there a Mike Hampton reclamation project in the offing? Or are the hopes for a return to the glory days with the Houston Astros just wishful thinking?

Rally keeps Braves' run alive
ATLANTA - Even as the struggles for Greg Maddux continue, the Atlanta Braves continue to find ways to win.

Strange day for Millwood
ATLANTA - Philadelphia pitcher Kevin Millwood had no trouble finding his way to Turner Field.

Strange day for Millwood

Rally keeps Braves' run alive

Atlanta suffers shutout loss to Philadelphia

Apartment complexes give breaks to military

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

Deficit soars past last year's figures
WASHINGTON - The government ran up a deficit of $252.6 billion in the first six months of the 2003 budget year, nearly twice the total for the same period a year earlier.

American Airlines dumps executive bonuses
DALLAS -- After sharp criticism from its rank-and-file, American Airlines dropped a plan Friday to award bonuses to top executives if they stay at the embattled airline until 2005.

Continental credited with increase in airport volume
The war with Iraq has been a concern for airports nationwide, but officials say Continental's presence has helped protect Augusta Regional Airport.

Pocket change

Business briefs
Markets were closed in observance of Good Friday.

Small airports compete for corporate clientele

On the move
Shelia Reames, executive vice president/human resources, recently celebrated her 20-year anniversary with CSRA Federal Credit Union.

Discharging the disliked: Let 'em down easy

Downtown building gets classy new look

Continental credited with increase in airport volume

Clout draws Iraq contract

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Apartment complexes give breaks to military
Although fighting in Iraq is winding down, many Augusta soldiers have yet to return home. But some area apartment complexes are doing what they can to make life a little easier for military renters.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Club Car inc.

Downtown building gets classy new look
The 130-year-old building at 643 Broad St. has been through the Great Fire of 1916, several floods, termites and neglect.

Discharging the disliked: Let 'em down easy
Can an employee be terminated because his manager and co-workers simply cannot stand him?

Small airports compete for corporate clientele
When pilots stepped out of their planes at the Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport during Masters Week, they were dazzled by the field's freshly revamped, $850,000 terminal.

Clout draws Iraq contract
SAN FRANCISCO - It's not just a history of building landmarks such as the Hoover Dam that helped Bechtel Corp. win the first major Iraq reconstruction contract. The company is as well-connected as Washington insiders come.

On the move

Deficit soars past last year's figures

Staley's trip to Tigers delayed

Poole-Skelton

Staley's trip to Tigers delayed
Brian Staley won't play football for Clemson this fall, but he plans to wear a Tigers uniform eventually.

Childish displays

The peace of Easter
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men."

God help the Cubans
In an obituary written in advance by CNN - which it briefly released on its Web site by accident this week - Fidel Castro was quoted as saying "History will absolve me."

The peace of Easter

Childish displays
It has become the new American way: Rather than work with each other to achieve compromise, rather than abide by rules - or work through the system to change them - we protest, we throw tantrums and we file lawsuits.

Season of danger
Spring is about beginnings. Plants bud and flower. Easter and Passover hold out the promise of life. Young men and women reach full bloom and look out past their graduations, past their childhoods.

God help the Cubans

Poole-Skelton
Mr. and Mrs. Lenwood Poole, Roswell, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Ginn Poole, Athens, to Dr. Christopher Eugene Skelton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Brett of Dillard, Ga., and the late Mr. C.E. Skelton III.

Entertainment briefs
LOS ANGELES -- The patent for a camera lens that won a technical achievement award at the 1997 Oscars has been nullified by a federal judge who ruled its inventor lied to patent investigators.

Stocks gain in Asia, led by tech shares

Stocks gain in Asia, led by tech shares
TOKYO -- Asian stocks rose Friday, led by technology shares, as encouraging earnings from Nokia and Broadcom boosted investor optimism that the economy was improving. Still, trading was light due to the Easter holidays.

Jackets' rally falls short
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Augusta GreenJackets scored six runs in four innings but it wasn't enough as the Charleston RiverDogs won 8-6 on Friday night at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark.

Giles remembers Macon heyday
When the South Atlantic League affiliate of the Atlanta Braves called it quits in Macon after 12 seasons, there was nary a tear shed when the organization bid adieu to the antiquated and equally dilapidated Luther Williams Field.

Kung tied for lead with Matthew despite finish
LAS VEGAS -- Candie Kung had the lead, a closing birdie hole in front of her and some momentum when a rare desert thunderstorm forced players off the course in the Takefuji Classic.

Putter keeps Cink out front

Kung tied for lead with Matthew despite finish

College golf roundup
NEW LONDON, N.C. - The richest golf tradition in the Atlantic Coast Conference belongs to Wake Forest, a program with 18 team titles and former stars that include Arnold Palmer, Curtis Strange and Scott Hoch.

Professional golf roundup
LAS VEGAS - Annika Sorenstam would have liked one more round. The way she played on the back nine, a few more holes might have been enough.

Thompson, Morgan lead Emerald Coast in lowest average first round
MILTON, Fla. -- Leonard Thompson and Gil Morgan each shot 7-under-par 63 Friday to share the lead at the Emerald Coast Classic as the field turned in the lowest scoring average for a first round in Champions Tour history.

Putter keeps Cink out front
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Stewart Cink looked from his ball to the cup on the eighth hole at Harbour Town Golf Links. He saw the 20 feet of fringe, the hump about 10 feet from the cup and the 3 feet of break he needed to play.

Professional golf roundup

Thompson, Morgan lead Emerald Coast in lowest average first round

Cink finds peace of mind, leaderboard at MCI Heritage
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Stewart Cink stood tall and strong. His shots at Harbour Town Golf Links were graceful and on target, the picture of a PGA Tour pro at the top of his game.

Haas takes ACC individual lead at 3-under

College golf roundup

Cink finds peace of mind, leaderboard at MCI Heritage

Haas takes ACC individual lead at 3-under
NEW LONDON, N.C. -- Getting through the first day of the Atlantic Coast Conference men's golf tournament Friday wasn't about the perfect swing or sinking putts.

Georgia towns aren't always where they seem
Ninety percent of the politicians give the other 10 percent a bad name.

Vote George W. Bush 'the liberal' out in '04
President George W. Bush has declared victory in Iraq. Military victory, yes. Political victory, no. Larry Jarrett, Warrenville, S.C.

Rejects the silencing of protest in time of war

'Fairness' and 'diversity' are not synonymous
I take issue with Leonard Pitts Jr.'s April 7 column, "We can have both excellence and diversity." Jeff Burke, Aiken, S.C.

Rejects the silencing of protest in time of war
In her letter on April 15, "Pray for troops; don't protest war," Bonnie Cox stated we should pray for our troops instead of opposing the war, citing that God told his followers to kill every man, woman and child of evil nations. Is she suggesting that God told President George W. Bush to kill every man, woman and child in Iraq? Chance Asner, Aiken, S.C.

John Kerry is walking a fine line
I admired Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., for his service to our country - military and civilian. His military accomplishments inspired many. Election to his present office is testimony to the respect the citizens of Massachusetts have for him. Bill Wood, Hephzibah, Ga.

What makes a human life so valuable?

What makes a human life so valuable?
This Christmas at the late service in our church, a young mother came into the darkened building carrying what was obviously a newborn. I was amazed at how many people followed the child with their eyes, and how some in the adjacent pews reached out and touched his blanket.Keith Brown, Augusta

Those concerned with lake levels need to be heard
As feared, the Corps has dropped plans to revamp the Thurmond Lake drought plan. They did so at the first sign of resistance from one of the groups that has input to the Corps. Proponents of good level control are at a major disadvantage in that they have no input to the Corps. Jerry Clontz, Aiken, S.C.

Keeping it in the family

In the know

Home front

Dining mannerism has reader up in arms

Dining mannerism has reader up in arms
Dear Carson: While dining out, I have noticed many seemingly well-mannered people rest their wrist or forearm on the table while eating with the opposite hand. My friend, who has very good manners, says this is perfectly acceptable as long as you do not have an elbow on the table. I was taught that it is improper to have both arms on the table while dining, elbow or not, and that one hand should be in your lap. What do you think? - Knows About Elbows

Azaleas are picture of springtime
Nature's first green might be gold, but the South's first sign of spring is fuchsia.

Home front
Items that were once cutting edge are now major trends at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show recently in Orlando, Fla. Here's the buzz:

Keeping it in the family
For Cynthia Rachels, there's no place like the homeland.

In the know
Children are always nice, right? WRONG! If your mother was a saint to put up with you as a child, we want to hear about it. Did you torment the family dog, tie up your little brother or try to bake mud pies in the oven? Tell us your favorite story about mom's patience and the best one will win a $100 gift certificate to a local day spa.

House stalls Perdue school plan
ATLANTA - By the end of next week, Georgia could have an education policy that the governor and state schools superintendent both fought to change.

Earth Day festivities

News you can use

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City considers fee for traffic
Shoppers, residents and visitors driving to new homes, grocery stores and even the McDonalds in Aiken could drive up the cost of doing business if a proposed traffic impact fee is approved by city council.

Serviceman of the day

Mental health center picks up slack in care
As more institutions over the years have gotten out of treating mental illness, more pressure has fallen on the Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia, officials said.

Community, school build strong ties

Store prefers to deal in something concrete

Across the area

Store prefers to deal in something concrete
Need a harvest gold commode tank? A concrete horse head plaque like the one soul singer James Brown had made to go over his stables? An original hubcap from a 1964 Mustang or 1945 Plymouth?

Police seek man in killing

Phinizy Swamp marks Earth Day

Soldier captures state's attention

Federal goals anger special education teachers
AIKEN - President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act sets an unrealistic nationwide goal for special education teachers and their challenged pupils, Georgia and South Carolina educators and experts said, because it ignores the differences between their learning abilities and those of pupils in regular classes.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Tasmanian authors visit Augusta

Gripping excitement

Community, school build strong ties
Each weekday morning, Akalih Wright and her brothers can be seen walking down Eve Street.

Troops feel at home with pets
CAMP CHESTY, Iraq - With all the dogs running around Iraq, Marine Maj. Sherri Annan said, it was only a matter of time before she took one in.

Study on menopause therapy risks draws strong rebuttal from doctors

Soldier captures state's attention
ATLANTA - Chris Carter didn't singlehandedly fight America's war with Iraq. News accounts of the Army Ranger captain from Watkinsville, Ga., just made it seem that way.

Teacher's SARS scare is over

Across Georgia
GLYNCO -Beginning today, there is a minuscule chance that a pilot on any commercial flight will be carrying a gun.

Mastering the ropes
Justin Martin, 18, of Williamston, S.C., practices techniques with his lasso.

Rants and raves
GOD BLESS PRESIDENT Bush. And I want to say to our military: Well done. To the Hollywood crowd and former presidents: Well undone.

Mental health center picks up slack in care

Mastering the ropes

Augusta's United Way thrives
Without donations to the United Way, some parents of children at the Little World of Learning would be unable to afford child care.

Serviceman of the day
Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Bryan C. Clark is today's serviceman of the day.

Serviceman of the day
Staff Sgt. Donald Ross is today's serviceman of the day.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's 2002 Teacher of the Year may not be back in her classroom this fall.

Gripping excitement
Kyle McBride, 18, a native of Macon, Ga., keeps a tight hold on his motorbike as he flies off his seat and through the air during the FMX Superman Jam X-Games demonstration show.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - A 12-year-old girl returned from school Thursday afternoon to find her mother slain and her 14-year-old brother fatally wounded in their Cobb County home, police said.

Health center patient gripes add to unrest
Nancy Anderson knew that with no insurance and little money she would have few options in Augusta to get help for her bipolar disorder.

Teacher's SARS scare is over
AIKEN - Dorothy Flanagan, the North Augusta High School science teacher who was feared to have contracted the deadly SARS virus during a recent trip to China, now has no fever and is rapidly recovering at her son's home, her granddaughter said Thursday.

Serviceman of the day

Across the area
Richmond County authorities on Friday were asking for the public's help in finding the person responsible for the shooting death of an Augusta man in the Dogwood Terrace housing area.

Across the area

Bodies dumped at random site
The killers of a Maryland couple whose bullet-riddled bodies were found last year in the trunk of a burning car in rural Morgan County, Ga., apparently chose the location off Interstate 20 at random, a prosecutor says.

Easter life
Lilies sit at the foot of a cross in First Baptist Church on Walton Way Extension.

UGA dairy farm will leave Athens in reshuffle
University of Georgia senior Wesley Blount guides dairy cows through stalls to be milked at the school's dairy farm in Athens, which will soon be closed and moved to Tifton as part of a restructuring plan for the College of Agriculture.

Bill would help police stay safe on highways

Murder trial is sent to Athens
ATHENS, Ga. - For the first time in nearly three years, Clarke County jurors will be asked to serve on a death penalty case.

City considers fee for traffic

Earth Day festivities
Earth Day festivities will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park near Augusta Regional Airport.

UGA dairy farm will leave Athens in reshuffle

News you can use
Back in time April 19, 1948 Augusta City Council will meet tonight for the purpose of passing ordinances stripping the power of Mayor W.D. Page and setting up George Roark, former city manager, as virtual business manager of the city.

Rants and raves
GOD BLESS PRESIDENT Bush. And I want to say to our military: Well done. To the Hollywood crowd and former presidents: Well undone.

Tasmanian authors visit Augusta
Augusta Preparatory Day School third-grader Sara Green is on a mission to unlock the mystery of the bronze Tasmanian Tiger.

Troops feel at home with pets

State lawmakers worry flag vote sets precedent
ATLANTA - Amid the sometimes fiery rhetoric over Gov. Sonny Perdue's plan for a state flag vote, critics have floated an unlikely question:

Police seek man in killing
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - A jealous ex-boyfriend who shot his former lover to death in the front yard of her rural home and wounded a Columbia man who was dropping her off after a Friday night date is wanted for murder, Aiken County law enforcement officials said Saturday.

Cyclists to race to beat cancer
The Tour de Georgia will do more than traverse the state. As the bicyclists pedal their way next week from Augusta to Macon and eventually Atlanta, advocates hope they will be driving home cancer education.

Budget crisis affects funds
COLUMBIA - Lawmakers have asked the state Attorney General whether it's legal to help balance South Carolina's roughly $5 billion budget by using funds that were originally set aside for environmental protection programs.

Study on menopause therapy risks draws strong rebuttal from doctors
The news reports that hormone replacement therapy for menopause could increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke shocked many women, including Nancy Johnson.

Federal goals anger special education teachers

Phinizy Swamp marks Earth Day
Nicholas Brucker, 8, couldn't let his little sister outdo him. When 6-year-old Ella Brucker gently grabbed a baby alligator, her brother got up his courage and held the year-old reptile.

Easter life

Bill would help police stay safe on highways
Richmond County sheriff's Deputy Ty Hester pulls a car over on John C. Calhoun Expressway, and the threat begins.

Across South Carolina

Augusta's United Way thrives

Health center patient gripes add to unrest

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -More South Carolina troops are deploying for the Middle East, even as the war in Iraq winds down.

Across the area
Aiken County authorities are looking for a Graniteville man who, they said, killed his ex-girlfriend with a shotgun and wounded a man early Saturday in Ridge Spring, S.C.

News you can use
APRIL 20, 1938 Another step in the movement toward a better and more modern telephone system for Augusta was made yesterday when Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph purchased property in the 900 block of Greene Street extending through to Ellis Street.

Rudd and new team working on consistency
Ricky Rudd hasn't gotten off to the start he had hoped for with his new team, the Wood Brothers.

One or the other
ATLANTA - No matter how hard NASCAR tried, it couldn't spin a rivalry between Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt.

One or the other

Rudd and new team working on consistency

No longer a must to draft QBs in first round

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Carmella Jennings remembered her father, Johnny Hunt, as the first kidney disease patient to receive dialysis at the Medical College of Georgia. She also remembered him as her hero.

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Runyan hopes to get all Americans running - not just the blind

Top cyclists plan to stop in Augusta

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Area sports announcements

Overtime
Auburn's Jay Mundy, of Augusta, and Clemson's Matt Hendrix, of Aiken, were named to the United States team for the Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship on July 15-18 at Verde Sano Country Club in Tochigi, Japan.

Top cyclists plan to stop in Augusta
Looking for cycling? Forget France.

Runyan hopes to get all Americans running - not just the blind
WATERTOWN, Mass. -- It's days like this that Marla Runyan doesn't mind being known as a blind runner.

Area sports announcements
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.

Dog world howling, even after prize Pekingese cleared
NEW YORK -- Poor little Danny. All eyes were on the prize Pekingese, trying to see whether the rumors were true: Did the top winner at the world's biggest dog show really have a facelift?

Practically perfect, Davenport moves on
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- Lindsay Davenport zinged another winner into the far corner of the court. Patty Schnyder simply dropped her head and laughed.

Overtime
Gary Payton, Sam Cassell and Jason Caffey of the Milwaukee Bucks all surrendered to Toronto police on Saturday following an investigation into an alleged assault outside a local strip club.

Area machinist patents spring-loaded device
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - The quest for the perfect lure is as old as fishing, but Kevin Peters thinks he has found the answer.

Outdoors calendar
Thursday: Augusta's National Wild Turkey Federation chapter will hold its 17th annual membership banquet at 6 p.m. at Julian Smith Casino. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Email travisp26@yahoo.com for details.

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Area machinist patents spring-loaded device

Volunteers help offset tight budget
It's no secret politicians in Atlanta are slashing state budgets, and Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division has borne its proportionate share.

Residents debate scope of rental registration law
ATHENS, Ga. - Driving through the residential neighborhoods of Athens-Clarke County, an observer can see both the best and worst of neighbors.

Ex-lawmaker enjoys free time
Anne Mueller has some thoughts on how this year's session of the General Assembly has gone.

Idea of tobacco tax haunts lawmakers
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue's push to raise Georgia's tobacco tax has had a tough go in the General Assembly this year.

Butler's Johnson had plan implemented early
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.

Marshall's art gave Wolfpack best shot
If the Greenbrier boys basketball squad didn't realize how much Eric Marshall meant, it found out midway through the season an ankle sprain forced him to miss four games.

No longer a must to draft QBs in first round
NEW YORK -- The first pick in next weekend's NFL draft probably will be a quarterback, and four or five QBs could go in the first round.

Pope's prayer is peace
ROME - Pope John Paul II, wearily presiding over the traditional Good Friday procession at the Colosseum, remembered the "victims of hate, war and terrorism" and prayed for justice and peace in the world.

Musician lends voice to motorcycle ministry
Dorinda Phillips is a minister in black leather and jeans.

Early-morning services across area will help mark Easter
According to the book of Matthew in the New Testament, Mary Magdalene and Mary went to Jesus' tomb at dawn on the first day of the week; when they arrived, they didn't find the body of Jesus.

Faith and fellowship calendar
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.

Faith digest
MOSCOW - A Russian Muslim group branded the head of a rival Islamic organization a "false prophet" for declaring jihad, or holy war, against the United States.

Volunteers help offset tight budget

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Harrick makes feelings known

Harrick makes feelings known
ATHENS, Ga. - They didn't give an award for chutzpah Thursday night at Georgia's season-ending basketball banquet, but if they had, Jim Harrick, would have won. Despite resigning March 27 amid school and NCAA investigations into his program, Harrick said he jumped at the chance to be the featured speaker.

Glymph-Wolf
APPLING- Nancy Elizabeth Wolf of Evans, and Joshua Erik Glymph of Appling, were married at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Kiokee Baptist Church. The Rev. Jonathan Melchoir officiated.

Crouch-Wilcox
AIKEN- Ashley Elizabeth Wilcox and Jacob Brandon Crouch, both of Grovetown, were married at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2003, at Rye Patch at Hopeland Gardens. The Rev. Dr. Rick Standard, uncle of the groom officiated.

Kraus-Gruber
APPLING- Kristine Ann Gruber and Daniel Edward Kraus, both of Martinez, were married at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Wisteria Hills Plantation. W. Hal Morris, Sr. officiated.

Jallim-Wimberly
CLARKS HILL- Johnnette LaTasha Wimberly of Trenton, and Mercurius Meuril Massala Jallim of Hephzibah, were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2003, at Carey Hill Baptist Church. The Revs. Clifford Williams and Annie R. Hammond officiated.

Dodgens-Boatright
GROVETOWN- Priscilla Faith Boatright and Joseph D. Dodgens, both of Martinez, were married at 1 p.m. Sat., April 19, 2003, at Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Frank Thigpen officiated.

Kvalsvik-Woo
AUGUSTA- Joyce Woo and Mads A. Kvalsvik, both of Atlanta, were married at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2003, at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. The Rev. David Hunter, Sr. officiated.

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Andy May
AUGUSTA- Mr. and Mrs. Andy May celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on March 23, 2003, with a renewal of their vows at the Hunters Run Clubhouse. The Rev. Mark Downs officiated.

Hair-Cunningham
BATH- Cara Lynn Cunningham and Alvin Winton Hair, Jr. both of North Augsta, were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2003, at Bath United Methodist Church. The Rev. Rudy Brostrom officiated.

Elam-Westbury
AIKEN- Kimberly Anne Westbury and Dwayne Elam, both of North Augusta, were married at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2003, at the Victor-ian Wedding Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Tin-dall officiated.

Early-morning services across area will help mark Easter

Faith and fellowship calendar

Musician lends voice to motorcycle ministry

Faith digest