Retired physician gives Art Institute 31 works
CHICAGO -- When his art collection got too big for the walls of his downtown home, Dr. Martin L. Gecht decided the Art Institute of Chicago should have some of it.

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Retired physician gives Art Institute 31 works

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Man charged in umpire attack: 'I'm deeply sorry'

Sosa ties Murray for 17th place in homers, then hit in helmet

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.

Sosa ties Murray for 17th place in homers, then hit in helmet
PITTSBURGH -- Sammy Sosa tied Eddie Murray for 17th place in career home runs by hitting his 504th Sunday, but later left the Chicago Cubs' game after being hit in the head by a pitch.

Man charged in umpire attack: 'I'm deeply sorry'
CHICAGO -- The man who ran onto the field last week and was charged with attacking an umpire said he had been drinking all day and never intended to hurt anybody.

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.

Jaguars cannot hold on

Georgia towns aren't always where they seem

Exotic dance club exhibits briefly at high school job fair
MASHPEE, Mass. -- A club known for nude dancers tried recruiting workers at a high school job fair this week before embarrassed school officials asked its representatives to leave.

Odds and ends
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A 40-foot-long replica of the human colon is winding its way through Little Rock to educate people on the dangers of colon cancer.

Deal ends woman's jail time
BLUFFTON, S.C. - A 75-year-old woman who served almost four years in jail has been released after she finally agreed to obey a judge's order.

Reynolds keeps on pitching success

Braves rout Phillies

Atlanta suffers shutout loss to Philadelphia

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?

Braves' notebook

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.

Giles defends self well to start 2003

Reynolds keeps on pitching success
ATLANTA - When Shane Reynolds, who was on baseball's scrap heap just two weeks ago, finally gave up a hit in the fifth inning Sunday afternoon, the crowd of 22,978 at Turner Field groaned in disappointment.

Braves rout Phillies
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves rotation has gotten a big boost from a most unexpected source.

Giles defends self well to start 2003
ATLANTA - He is not ready for the same reverence as 2002 Gold Glove second basemen Fernando Vina and Brett Boone, but there are players in the Braves clubhouse who feel Marcus Giles has been the team's best infielder this month.

So where's that post-war corporate spending surge?
NEW YORK -- Those hopes for a post-war surge in corporate spending are fizzling fast. Businesses aren't ready to put money toward capital goods just yet.

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Small airports compete for corporate clientele

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.

Teens struggling to find summer work in down economy

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.

Teens struggling to find summer work in down economy
NEW YORK -- Seventeen-year-old Tim Tetens would like very much to find a job for this summer, but he hasn't had any luck so far.

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

Discharging the disliked: Let 'em down easy

On the move

Pocket change

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

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Club Car inc.

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

So where's that post-war corporate spending surge?

Continental credited with increase in airport volume

Clemson rallies from nine down to win ACC title

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Clemson rallies from nine down to win ACC title
NEW LONDON, N.C. -- Clemson pulled off the comebacks of all comebacks at the 2003 ACC men's golf championship Sunday, rallying from nine shots down over the final six holes to edge Wake Forest by one stroke.

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."

The peace of Easter

Big revamp in S.C.

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."

Update the tax
About the Georgia House vote last week to raise the state's cigarette tax from 12 cents to 33 cents per pack: Better several decades late than never.

God help the Cubans

Big revamp in S.C.
Mark Sanford's campaign promise to reorganize state government played a big role in getting him elected governor of South Carolina last year. The fruits of that promise were made public last week by Sanford and other top Republicans.

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.

Earnings could be worse, and for that Wall Street is grateful
NEW YORK -- Investors have been somewhat disappointed by the first week of first-quarter earnings reports, but they might be taking an unnecessarily negative view of companies' results. It's true that sales and profits aren't robust, but business isn't as weak as people thought, and the war with Iraq hasn't had the serious impact many feared.

Earnings could be worse, and for that Wall Street is grateful

Jackets top Wake Forest
ATLANTA -- Micah Owings carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Brandon Boggs broke a 3-3 seventh inning tie with a two-out, two-run double to give Georgia Tech a 5-3 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday.

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.

Putter keeps Cink out front

Gilder wins Emerald Coast Classic with record score

Gilder wins Emerald Coast Classic with record score
MILTON, Fla. -- Bob Gilder won the Emerald Coast Classic with a tournament record 17-under-par 193, finishing four strokes ahead of three other Champions Tour golfers Sunday.

Jacobson wins Algarve Open
FARO, Portugal -- Fredrik Jacobson of Sweden eagled the 17th hole Sunday to win the Algarve Open, carding an even-par 72 to beat three players by a stroke.

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.

Duke wins eighth straight ACC women's golf title

Jacobson wins Algarve Open

College golf roundup

Love wins MCI Heritage on fourth playoff hole

Duke wins eighth straight ACC women's golf title
CLEMMONS, N.C. -- Duke shot a 7-under-par 277 Sunday and cruised to its eighth straight Atlantic Coast Conference women's golf championship.

Professional golf roundup

Love wins MCI Heritage on fourth playoff hole
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Davis Love III chipped in on the final hole to force a playoff, then hit the flagstick with his approach on the fourth extra hole to defeat Woody Austin and win his fifth MCI Heritage on Sunday.

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.

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.

Eric Desjardins out two-for-four weeks
TORONTO -- The Philadelphia Flyers will be without Eric Desjardins when they try to eliminate the Toronto Maple Leafs.

American soldiers celebrate Easter in Baghdad
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- With camouflage Bibles in hand, soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division put down their weapons and gathered on cots and folding chairs Sunday morning to celebrate Easter on the grounds of an Iraqi air defense artillery school.

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

On-line paper feature trivial, misused
I have noticed a new feature in the on-line Chronicle - a breaking-news banner. Never before have I seen such breaking news to be so trivial. Furthermore, it creates fear in people who briefly glance at the red bar spanning above the headlines on every single page, only to realize that it actually covers a somewhat minor event. Kristin Chandlee, Martinez, Ga.

Rejects the silencing of protest in time of war

Victory is in the eye of the beholder

'Chronicle' editorials on freedom of speech hypocritical

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.

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.

Victory is in the eye of the beholder
Mike Brown's April 11 letter, "People who differ on Bush policies can still be patriots," expressed what many of us feel, but are afraid to speak out about. Jackie Holland, Evans, Ga.

Increasing drop-out age won't stop students from leaving
Increasing the age a student can legally withdraw from school will do nothing to curb the dropout rate. Once a person has made up his mind to leave school, nothing will prevent him from leaving.Sheila Hightower Allen, Augusta

Increasing drop-out age won't stop students from leaving

Military control recipe for more pain in Iraq
Iraq, won or lost by our military, is in for many changes. Remember the recent picture in The Augusta Chronicle of our military trying to pass out food and water? Toby Tomasi, Augusta

Takes letter writer's opinions to task

'Chronicle' editorials on freedom of speech hypocritical
The Chronicle often points out alleged hypocrisy in others. More often than not, it needs to look in the mirror. A recent example is its siding with the Baseball Hall of Fame over its decision to cancel the anniversary celebration of the movie Bull Durham because two of its actors have spoken against the war in Iraq. Matt Alan, New Ellenton, S.C.

Takes letter writer's opinions to task
I read with interest R.E. Sutherland's April 14 response ("'Trespass or treason?' editorial blasted as baseless") to your March 30 editorial. I have to agree that our incredible nation is rife with uncountable interpretations of many issues, not the least of which are those created by our nation's founders. Lane Williams, Evans, Ga.

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.

Military control recipe for more pain in Iraq

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Keeping it in the family

Home front

Dining mannerism has reader up in arms

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

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

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

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:

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.

City works to improve image
As far as first impressions go, residents and business owners along Aiken's Laurens and York streets, north of Hampton Avenue, say the verdict on the area's image is still out.

Drug screening labs stay busy

News you can use
APRIL 21, 1928 The Augusta Tygers will make their official bow to the baseball public of the community on the diamond of the new municipal stadium this afternoon in a double-header with the Greenville team. After two games in Asheville, both won by the other team, the Augusta players will return to their home grounds determined to erase the blot.

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

Bridge repairs top funding list

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.

Federal goals anger special education teachers

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

Across the southeast
RAEFORD, N.C. -The Hoke County teen who was a pregnant 11-year-old when the father of her child took her to Mexico says she's grateful to the man who rescued her, then fathered her second child.

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.

Community, school build strong ties

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.

Across South Carolina
CONWAY -The NAACP's chief operating officer says black Americans are nervous about the war on terrorism because of racial profiling.

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

3-year-old girl dies in tractor accident

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.

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.

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

Stalemate, leadership keep bills stagnant
ATLANTA - Some Augusta-area legislators are wondering why their bills aren't passing. Time certainly wasn't the problem; this year's session of the General Assembly is the longest in a century.

Gifted students get jump on college

News you can use

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

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.

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Cancer deaths and new cases continue to decline for blacks, but blacks have higher cancer death rates than whites, according to the American Cancer Society.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
An Augusta man told police that someone fired gunshots through a window of his house near where a 23-month-old child was asleep early Sunday morning.

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

Soldier captures state's attention

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.

3-year-old girl dies in tractor accident
A 3-year-old Windsor girl died Sunday after being run over by her father's tractor in a freak accident, authorities said.

Mastering the ropes

Mental health center picks up slack in care

Augusta's United Way thrives

Serviceman of the day

Gripping excitement

Servicewoman of the day
Today's servicewoman of the day is Army Sgt. Lisa R. Halvorson of Memphis, Tenn.

Easter life

Across the area

Health center patient gripes add to unrest

Woman maintains desire to teach after 29 years
NORTH AUGUSTA - After 29 years of teaching, Martha Butts has perfected the art of the lecture.

Troops feel at home with pets

Christians gather at dawn

Bridge repairs top funding list
In need of a red light? A warning device at a nearby railroad crossing?

Across the area

Across Georgia

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.

Rants and Raves
THREE CHEERS for Barbara Padgett. She was the only board member who attended the meeting concerning the firing of the A.R. Johnson teachers. She is also the only board member that attends all graduations. Where are the other members and where is our great superintendent of schools?

Across South Carolina

Servicewoman of the day

Police seek man in killing

City works to improve image

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.

Gifted students get jump on college
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Sarah Frances Watson began receiving college interest letters in the seventh grade when she scored 1300 on the SAT.

Outstanding issues could mean overtime
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue and legislative leaders hope to pass next year's budget, approve a new state flag and get out of town without resorting to a special session.

Across the southeast

Rants and Raves
THREE CHEERS for Barbara Padgett. She was the only board member who attended the meeting concerning the firing of the A.R. Johnson teachers. She is also the only board member that attends all graduations. Where are the other members and where is our great superintendent of schools?

Phinizy Swamp marks Earth Day

Christians gather at dawn
A chilly, soggy start to the most important holiday of the Christian calendar didn't hamper its celebration at Fort Gordon on Sunday.

Stalemate, leadership keep bills stagnant

Drug screening labs stay busy
A common allergy pill could get a person busted on a drug test.

News you can use

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

Schumacher wins race hours after mother's death
IMOLA, Italy -- Michael Schumacher knew this day would have meant so much to his mother: Ferrari fans lining the track as he won a Formula One race for the first time this year.

One or the other

Schumacher wins race hours after mother's death

Lakers take Game 1

Blazers must slow Nowitzki to slow Mavs
DALLAS -- Steve Nash says his pal Dirk Nowitzki is capable of scoring every time he has the ball - it's so tough to find anyone who can guard the 7-foot German.

Robinson questionable for Game 2
SAN ANTONIO -- David Robinson had a big game in the playoff opener against Phoenix. He might not have the chance to follow up on his performance in Game 2.

Robinson questionable for Game 2

Magic top Pistons

Lakers take Game 1
MINNEAPOLIS -- Just like that, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and Co. seized home-court advantage from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Magic top Pistons
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The NBA's leading scorer had his way with the league's best defense.

Blazers must slow Nowitzki to slow Mavs

No longer a must to draft QBs in first round

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Area sports announcements

Could U.S. women break Kenya's hold on Boston Marathon?

Dementieva outlasts Davenport for first title

Overtime

Top cyclists plan to stop in Augusta

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.

Dementieva outlasts Davenport for first title
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- They're both 21-year-old Russians. Still, Elena Dementieva said she's never had much in common with Anna Kournikova "because she lives in Miami and I live in Moscow."

Overtime
Danielle Weaver's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning gave North Florida a 5-4 win over Kennesaw State in the final of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament on Sunday.

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

Area sports announcements
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Could U.S. women break Kenya's hold on Boston Marathon?
BOSTON -- The 1983 Boston Marathon was dubbed "Joanie's Record Run": Joan Benoit shattered the world record and set a course record she held for almost 20 years.

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.

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.

Area machinist patents spring-loaded device

Outdoors calendar

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.

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.

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.

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.

Volunteers help offset tight budget

'All My Children' to showcase daytime TV's first lesbian kiss
NEW YORK -- Bianca of ABC's "All My Children" soon will share what is billed as daytime television's first same-sex kiss.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Any other week, the Lookout column recommends a few TV shows worth watching.

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

'All My Children' to showcase daytime TV's first lesbian kiss

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.

Entertainment Briefs

Diamond Dogs fall to Gators
ATHENS, Ga. -- C.J. Smith hit his 14th home run, a triple and drove in three to lead Florida to an 8-4 victory over Georgia on Sunday.

Diamond Dogs fall to Gators

Gamecocks edged by Mississippi State
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Matthew Brinson drove in the winning run with an eighth-inning double as Mississippi State avoided a three-game weekend sweep by beating South Carolina 2-1 on Sunday.

Gamecocks edged by Mississippi State

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Odds and ends

Exotic dance club exhibits briefly at high school job fair

Deal ends woman's jail time

American soldiers celebrate Easter in Baghdad