Lexington pitcher handcuffs North Augusta

Leap of faith
Lakeside pitcher Patrick Bagwell (left) jumped, but couldn't get the ball in time to make a play on Jones County's Justin Lord after a wild pitch in Friday night's Region 3-AAA game.

League suspends pitchers
NEW YORK - Minnesota pitcher Brad Radke was suspended for five games, and Tampa Bay pitcher Nick Bierbrodt for three by Major League Baseball on Friday for hitting batters in the same game.

Leap of faith

Lexington pitcher handcuffs North Augusta
Lexington baseball coach Tommy Williams expected to see North Augusta starter Nick Godwin on the mound for Saturday's Class AAAA playoff game - and prepared the Wildcats accordingly at batting practice.

Augusta museum celebrates life of hometown hero

Climber cuts off arm to save his life
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- A climber who amputated his own arm with a pocketknife to free himself from a narrow, remote canyon in Utah was driven by a strong will to survive, a rescuer said Friday.

Odds and ends
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Charlie Scott is often needled for his choice of hobby.

Business falls after sex shop is converted to Christian bookstore
PUTNEY, Ky. -- A man who converted his sex toy shop to a Christian bookstore said sales are so slow he was able to stock his shelves only after receiving $80,000 worth of donated religious goods.

Big matchups are more than just bat vs. ball

Big matchups are more than just bat vs. ball
ATLANTA - There is no need for Chipper Jones to sit at his cubicle in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse and visualize facing St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Matt Morris, because he is already on a half-dozen television sets scattered around the room, an edited tape from a game last year providing a refresher course for anyone who cares to watch.

Diamondbacks edge Braves

Sheffield leaves team for funeral
PHOENIX -- Atlanta slugger Gary Sheffield will miss at least two games while attending a funeral.

AOL hires firm to help with sale of Braves
ATLANTA -- AOL Time Warner Inc., which has a buyer for two of its sports teams, has hired a New York investment bank to help sell the Atlanta Braves.

Sheffield leaves team for funeral

Diamondbacks edge Braves
PHOENIX -- Quinton McCracken hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied past Atlanta 7-6 Saturday night, ending the Braves' six-game winning streak.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Strategic Management of Resources CPIM course, presented by the APICS Chapter; to register call 554-4708 or go to www.apicscra.org.

City hopes to attract auto-parts suppliers
With a budding Motor City atmosphere developing in the Georgia-South Carolina region, Augusta business leaders hope to capitalize on geography when it comes to pursuing automobile-parts suppliers.

Supporters renew push for district

Electrolux executive sees his job as a chance to grow
Keith McLoughlin, the new chief executive of Electrolux Home Products North America, is building a home.

Business calendar

Big cranes go to work in Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Operators at the Port of Savannah recently started using one of their two new "super cranes," an investment that state officials say will help move cargo faster than ever.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Finnchem USA

On the move
Local air duct-cleaning contractor Ben Darlington of Air Quality Systems Inc. passed the National Air Duct Cleaners Association's Certified Ventilation System Inspector (CVI) examination in March. The CVI designation recognizes the knowledge, understanding and proper inspection of various heating, air conditioning and ventilation components and systems.

Fuel economy has improved little since 1980s
WASHINGTON -- Vehicle fuel economy has improved little since the mid-1980s, at least partly because of the continuing popularity of sport utility vehicles, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a report Friday.

Internet site narrows search for businesses
As a standup comic, Dylan Riggs' goal was to make people giggle. As an Internet entrepreneur, he's trying to create the next Google.

Business briefs
Soon-to-be-graduated college students are an optimistic bunch when it comes to finding their first positions, according to a survey of 600 seniors.

Getting personal can help keep customers
Every once in a while, we hear someone recalling the "good old days" of personalized service.

Group takes auction online
For years, the Augusta Advertising Federation has held silent and live auctions as an annual fund-raiser for its college scholarship competition.

Group takes auction online

City hopes to attract auto-parts suppliers

Business briefs

Getting personal can help keep customers

Big cranes go to work in Savannah

Supporters renew push for district
The cost to create a business improvement district downtown will be cheaper than previously expected, but the idea's backers still need to convince property owners that the additional tax required will be worth it.

Electrolux executive sees his job as a chance to grow

Jobless figure in Augusta sits below U.S. number
WASHINGTON - The nation's unemployment rate jumped to 6 percent in April and companies slashed jobs for the third-straight month - particularly in manufacturing, airlines and department stores - as the fragile economy continued to quash hiring prospects.

On the move

Pocket change

Ridgely-Stull

Schlachter-Ekre

SEC faculty endorse academic reforms

Edwards, Wimbush stay close to home to pursue dreams

Alabama's Price awaits decision on job status
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama coach Mike Price could learn Saturday if off-the-field conduct will cost him his job before his first team takes the field.

SEC faculty endorse academic reforms
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Faculty from Southeastern Conference schools concluded a two-day meeting Friday by overwhelmingly agreeing to become the third league to endorse academic reforms for collegiate athletics.

Alabama's Price awaits decision on job status

Edwards, Wimbush stay close to home to pursue dreams
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Terrence Edwards was the leading receiver in Georgia history. Recardo Wimbush was a four-year starter on Georgia Tech's defense.

Not-so-great debate
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination gets under way - unofficially - in a nationwide TV debate 8:30 this evening at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Bill Clinton Jr.?
In the above editorial we explain why the Democratic presidential wannabees won't be pitching their campaigns to mainstream South Carolinians, but instead to far-left partisans.

War crimes nonsense
Most Americans no doubt figure the first people to be put on trial for war crimes growing out of the Iraqi war will be Saddam Hussein, if he's still alive and is caught, and his top henchmen.

Augusta in your hands

Still rockin'
It's been said that Augusta has two huge claims to fame - the Masters Golf Tournament, which celebrated its 67th year last month, and the Godfather of Soul, who turns 70 years old today.

Not-so-great debate

War crimes nonsense

Augusta in your hands
This is exciting. This is invigorating. This is a group whose catchy, roll-off-the-tongue title will soon become a household name in Augusta.

Arp-Warnell
Mrs. Judy Johns of Walland, Tenn., the late Mr. John Johns, and Mr. and Mrs. David Arp of Walland, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Regina Denise Arp of Trenton, to Kenneth Hampton Warnell of Trenton, son of Mr. Harold Brooks Warnell, Jr., of Ellabell, Ga., and the late Mrs. Caroline Hampton Warnell.

Hampton-Fowler
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hampton of Jacksonville, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Torri Dawn Hampton of Jacksonville, to Brandon Wesley Fowler, formerly of North Augusta, son of Mrs. Janice Crawford of North Augusta, and the late Mr. Ted Fowler.

Dixie Chicks fans cheer at first U.S. concert
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A sold-out crowd cheered, danced and sang along during the Dixie Chicks' summer tour kick-off concert, showing little concern for the controversy that has surrounded the band since a member criticized President Bush over the war with Iraq.

Entertainment briefs
NEW ORLEANS -- All the King's men were back - without Elvis. Presley's guitar players Scotty Moore and James Burton and drummer D.J. Fontana got together Wednesday night, assisted by Paul Burlison, Kim Curtis and others.

Brokerage stocks are now higher-risk investments

Brokerage stocks are now higher-risk investments
NEW YORK -- When Wall Street's biggest brokerage firms settled charges this past week that they issued biased research, their own stocks suddenly became higher-risk bets.

Stocks surge on investor optimism

Stocks surge on investor optimism
NEW YORK -- The Nasdaq composite index posted its best finish in 10 months Friday as buyers grew increasingly confident of a rebounding economy. Airline stocks surged after Merrill Lynch said the worst of the industry's troubles seemed to be over.

Ex-Yellow Jackets honor Gault on 50th anniversary of debut
For 10 seasons, Cally Gault led the North Augusta football program on a run of spectacular proportions. His tenure ended more than 40 years ago, but the Yellow Jackets and their fans still remember it like it was yesterday.

Ex-Yellow Jackets honor Gault on 50th anniversary of debut

Jackets starting streak in Rome
ROME, Ga. - The Augusta GreenJackets trailed by one run midway through Friday night's game against the Rome Braves, but scored in each of their final four at-bats to rally for a 5-1 victory and a series win in the South Atlantic League.

South Atlantic League notebook
Former Augusta Green-Jackets pitcher Manny Del-carmen was on the fast track to Fenway Park, with designs of one day wearing the uniform of his hometown Boston Red Sox.

Around the horn
Kannapolis Intimidators outfielder Julio Reyes was named the Sally League player of the month for April after batting .371 with one home run, 11 RBI and a .505 slugging percentage. He entered Saturday's games leading the league in batting with a .386 average.

Nicklaus' family around for weekend
TRAVELERS REST, S.C. -- Jack Nicklaus birdied three of the four holes he played Friday in the weather-delayed second round of the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs on the Nationwide Tour.

Verplank enjoying New Orleans even more after 63
NEW ORLEANS -- Scott Verplank enjoys his annual trip to New Orleans regardless of how he plays, because it gives him a chance to reminisce about a dear, departed friend.

Weary Whitaker rides ace into semifinals

Park, Ochoa share lead at Michelob
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Lorena Ochoa has been a model of consistency at the Michelob Light Open, playing 36 holes without a bogey. Grace Park's two rounds have included 11 birdies, four bogeys, and an eagle followed immediately by a double-bogey.

Weary Whitaker rides ace into semifinals
Randy Sapp threw a couple of haymakers at Chip Whitaker early, but Whitaker answered with a hole-in-one and went on to win their quarterfinal match in the City of Augusta Match Play Championship on Saturday.

Thick grass, narrow fairways await field

Irwin takes first-round lead at Bruno's
HOOVER, Ala. -- Hale Irwin shot a 7-under par 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Larry Ziegler and Bruce Fleisher in the first round of the Bruno's Memorial Classic on Friday.

Home-course advantage pays off for club champion
Now that the Regions Cup amateur golf series is making its first stop at his home course, The King of the Patch has no plans to give up his crown. Scott Brown has other ideas.

Strom Thurmond junior shoots 69 at invitational
AIKEN - Wes Herlong's knowledge of Palmetto Golf Club was limited to two rounds entering Friday's first round of the 29th annual Southern Cross Invitational.

Thick grass, narrow fairways await field
Tim Phillips got his wish, and he has come through with the goods.

Strom Thurmond junior shoots 69 at invitational

Hughey erases doubts for title

Park, Ochoa share lead at Michelob

Hughey erases doubts for title
AIKEN - Nick Hughey wielded his putter like a magic wand over the final three holes of the 29th annual Southern Cross Invitational on Saturday.

Verplank enjoying New Orleans even more after 63

Home-course advantage pays off for club champion

Around the horn

Jackets starting streak in Rome

South Atlantic League notebook

Augusta museum celebrates life of hometown hero
We are seeing and celebrating a lot of heroes these days.

Columnist's observations skewed
Regarding the April 9 guest column by David Foster, "Glory of Confederacy a myth": For Mr. Foster to write that the Civil War was a "rich man's war" is, in itself, largely a myth. Hundreds of thousands of patriotic Southerners fought until war's end. Frank Murphy, Aiken, S.C.

Did U.S. handle war the right way?

Discrimination is discrimination
Regarding The Chronicle's March 22 article, "National answers Perdue's remarks": Harry Embry, Hephzibah, Ga.

Discrimination is discrimination

Did U.S. handle war the right way?
We Americans have always tried to make sure that we were morally correct before we entered into war. We entered World Wars I and II to stop the axis powers from conquering the entire world. James Walton, Augusta

Cozy home offers peace from the world

Address secondhand divorce rumor tactfully

In the know

It's in the details

Book takes on 'Dark Side of Liberalism'

Address secondhand divorce rumor tactfully
Dear Carson: I have a wedding-invitation dilemma. A female relative lives in the same state in which the wedding will be. Another close relative gave me the address of the couple and their two children. However, she informed me that she had heard from another mutual relative that the couple in question is planning to divorce buthasn't filed for divorce.

Book takes on 'Dark Side of Liberalism'
Phil Kent knows he can't sway everyone's opinion, but he can try.

It's in the details
Halle Berry was on to something when she emerged from the surf wearing a low-slug bikini ala Ursula Andress in Die Another Day, the 20th James Bond film.

Cozy home offers peace from the world
Home is a refuge for Dana Kaminer.

In the know
Temperatures are rising, the days are longer and high school seniors everywhere are trying their hardest to combat senioritis. It can mean only one thing - graduation is coming.

Florio on top of new coaches list

Florio on top of new coaches list
Former Roanoke Express coach Perry Florio is on the short list of candidates to become the next coach of the Augusta Lynx.

Lynx forward not ready to leave Augusta by trade
Augusta Lynx forward Josh St. Louiswas stunned by the news that he was traded to the Johnstown Chiefs, then felt relieved Friday to hear the deal was a mistake.

Lynx forward not ready to leave Augusta by trade

Church to close day-care center
After 3 1/2 decades, Warren Baptist Church is planning to close the doors of its day-care center.

Stores alter late-night policy after slaying

Democrats enter state for debate
COLUMBIA - Democratic candidates for president - vastly outnumbered by members of the media - were rolling into the Palmetto State on Friday, readying themselves for the first formal debate of the political season.

Across the area

4-year-old boy drowns in pond

'Chronicle' wins state AP awards

Faith-based agenda dies in the House

3 leaders just survived Legislature

Correction
A photo caption in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about the drowning of Johnathan Alexander Pynes contained incorrect information.

Different frequencies hinder communication for Aiken County officers

Pool hall owner gets warning

Fallen trees show storm's wrath

Grovetown church chicken barbecue
The Grovetown United Methodist Church is holding its semiannual Chicken-Que from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Trip full of conflicts in desert ends with understanding in hotel

Stores alter late-night policy after slaying
Officials with Pump 'N Shop stores - where a clerk was robbed and killed Wednesday - have contributed to a $15,000 reward for information in the case and decided to stop opening the doors of the Central Avenue location after midnight.

Rants and raves
THE WOMAN WALKING into Target on Tuesday appeared to be a class act. She was tall, lean, beautifully dressed and walked like a model. Then she flicked her cigarette on the pavement in front of the door, despite the fact that an ashtray stood a few feet away. She probably wonders why nonsmokers show her such contempt. She shows her contempt every time she uses the world as her own personal ashtray.

Rants and raves
THE WOMAN WALKING into Target on Tuesday appeared to be a class act. She was tall, lean, beautifully dressed and walked like a model. Then she flicked her cigarette on the pavement in front of the door, despite the fact that an ashtray stood a few feet away. She probably wonders why nonsmokers show her such contempt. She shows her contempt every time she uses the world as her own personal ashtray.

Green-thumbed gathering
CHRIS THELEN/STAFFGreen-thumbed gatheringRoland Beard (right) and Annette Bridges chat about plants Saturday at the Annual Pendleton King Park Plant Swap and Sale. A plethora of greenery was on display around the park.

A sad day at the course
The Greenbrier High golf team and other students hit balls into a pond at Waynesboro Country Club in tribute to Daniel Hall and Shane Williams, Greenbrier golfers who died in a car wreck last month.

Across the southeast
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -Civil rights demonstrators who faced down fire hoses and police dogs 40 years ago are reuniting in Birmingham - older but still passionate about freedom.

News you can use

Soldier of the day
Today's soldier of the day is Army 1st Lt. J. Stephen Albright

Storm knocks out power to homes

News you can use
MAY 4, 1954 The Augusta Rams baseball team will be out of business by the end of May unless attendance at home games picks up sharply at once, President Jack Connell, of the local baseball club, said yesterday.

Couple continues U.S. trek

Class rings get personal look
Teresa Belchyk ultimately resorted to blackmail to keep her son Max, an Evans High School 10th-grader, from putting a rock music symbol on his class ring.

Storm knocks out power to homes
A storm rolled into the Augusta area Friday night, bringing rain and strong winds, knocking over trees and leaving many residents without power, but no injuries were reported.

Bad-air list includes Augusta
Unhealthy levels of air pollution affect 137 million Americans - including the entire population of Richmond County, according to the American Lung Association's annual State of the Air report.

Across the Southeast
MARIETTA, Ga. - Police would not say Friday whether they suspect professional wrestling personality Elizabeth A. Hulette died from a drug overdose, suicide or natural causes.

'Chronicle' wins state AP awards
An Augusta Chronicle report on gulf war illnesses was named Story of the Year on Saturday at an Atlanta banquet recognizing the winners of the 2002 Georgia Associated Press Association News Contest.

4-year-old boy drowns in pond
WAGENER - When Jennifer Pynes took her second step into the chin-deep water of a pit her daddy wanted to make into a pond, a body struck her knee, and she knew it was her little boy.

Across the area
GLOVERVILLE -Law enforcement authorities are looking for a man who committed a strong-arm robbery at a Gloverville sandwich shop Saturday night.

Bad-air list includes Augusta

Owner says men beat him in shop
William Hunter said he never knew Arthur Jones to be a violent man until the day Mr. Jones came to his business and threatened to kill him over $250.

Georgia denies request for life
ATLANTA - Georgia's parole board denied a clemency request Friday from Carl Isaacs, the nation's longest-serving death row inmate, after the family of his victims pleaded for an end to their 30-year wait for justice.

Fallen trees show storm's wrath
Parts of south Richmond County were recovering Saturday from a fast-moving storm that swept through the area Friday and left many without power.

New club worries some parents

Trip full of conflicts in desert ends with understanding in hotel
In Iraq, a Marine told me that when he returned to the United States and people asked him, "So what was it like over there?" he was going to pick up a handful of dirt and throw it in their faces.

Fierce winds hit South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Severe storms with strong winds blew down trees and damaged homes Friday across much of northern South Carolina.

Retirees worry over Fort Gordon
Augusta has long reaped the benefits of having a military installation nearby - especially because many of those who retire from the Army make Augusta home.

Grovetown church chicken barbecue

Across Georgia
SANDERSVILLE -A Washington County judge has placed restrictions on a woman accused of performing voodoo rituals in the courthouse's restrooms.

Race draws best riders

Across South Carolina
BEAUFORT -Children throughout Beaufort County are suffering from rashes because of a caterpillar better known for destroying the leaves of hardwood trees along the East Coast.

Across the Southeast

Pool hall owner gets warning
A magistrate judge declined Friday to arrest a white pool hall owner on charges of choking a black customer, but he ordered the businessman to allow the customer into his place in the future or risk prosecution.

Fierce winds hit South Carolina

News you can use
BACK IN TIME MAY 3, 1964 Richmond County Engineer Jack Wier reports that the area experienced a "hundred-year rain" Saturday.

Serviceman of the day

Godfather of Soul celebrates 70th birthday
Today, soul music legend James Brown turns 70. "It's been seven decades alive and over five decades onstage, and I still feel good," the Godfather of Soul said in a telephone interview from his Beech Island home this week.

Democrats enter state for debate

Facility leader resigns
Citing personal reasons, the director of Augusta's embattled youth detention center has resigned after less than eight months on the job.

Across the area

Correction

Rants and raves
TO THE RANTER of critics of the Dixie Chicks. If it's OK for them to criticize the president, why is not OK for Americans to criticize the Dixie Chicks? In case you have not noticed, being politically correct is on its way out. Everyday Americans are tired of being pushed around by liberal idealistic idiots.

Soldier of the day

Rants and raves
TO THE RANTER of critics of the Dixie Chicks. If it's OK for them to criticize the president, why is not OK for Americans to criticize the Dixie Chicks? In case you have not noticed, being politically correct is on its way out. Everyday Americans are tired of being pushed around by liberal idealistic idiots.

Horse death leads to alert on mosquitoes
SAVANNAH, Ga. - South Georgia health officials are warning residents to protect themselves from mosquito-borne disease after an Effingham County horse died of encephalitis and a bird from midtown Savannah tested positive for the West Nile virus.

Serviceman of the day
Pfc. Anthony Rakofsky is today's serviceman of the day.

Freshmen must live in UGA dormitories
ATHENS, Ga. - Hoping to improve grade-point averages and foster an intellectual climate, University of Georgia officials approved a policy Thursday requiring freshmen to live on campus.

Couple continues U.S. trek
The Journey of Hope is floating along, ready to leave the humid South for more temperate climes in the Midwest.

Across the area
A fourth warrant was issued Friday against Greenbrier High School student Thryshaun Ronta McCladdie.

A sad day at the course

Two cousins contend with uncertainty

New club worries some parents
Andreax Jarre, the club's owner, says he keeps a tight watch on behavior at his business.

Different frequencies hinder communication for Aiken County officers
AIKEN - When Andy Keller rolls out on patrol in the town he's sworn to protect and serve, he'd like to know what's going on and whether another law enforcement officer needs his help.

Race draws best riders
AIKEN - When Joe Papp's dad died, he knew it was time to take up something he had al-ways dreamed of doing - cycling competitively.

Retirees worry over Fort Gordon

Green-thumbed gathering

Poll reports 53 percent approve of Perdue

Offices seek OK to raise salaries

Class rings get personal look

Horse death leads to alert on mosquitoes

Two cousins contend with uncertainty
ATHENS, Ga. - The waiting and worrying is tough enough for the family of an Athens woman missing for the past two weeks without hearing false rumors that she's turned up dead.

Across the southeast

Savannah starts ferry service
The Juliette Gordon Low, the first Savannah Belles Ferry to set sail Saturday, can cross the Savannah River in minutes.

Offices seek OK to raise salaries
Three months into the fiscal year, the city of Augusta's financial books are bursting with good news.

Poll reports 53 percent approve of Perdue
A detailed analysis of this survey and its implications for Gov. Sonny Perdue's re-election will be in Sunday's editions.

Facility leader resigns

Changes will ruin the ACC
Paranoid delusions or grand visions? Whatever the case, the unsubstantiated assertions that the Atlantic Coast Conference is covertly conducting a major expansion campaign should make everyone who cares about college sports a little uneasy.

Fleetwood Mac returns with close to its classic lineup
NEW YORK -- Seven years ago when guitarist Lindsey Buckingham began working on a solo album, he was confronted by a cold reality: His record company had no interest in a Lindsey Buckingham solo album.

Rain saves Nemechek's day
RICHMOND, Va. - Joe Nemechek did everything he could to give away a victory in Saturday night's Pontiac Excitement 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

Wallace seeks end to losing streak

Crash critically injures Nadeau
RICHMOND, Va. - The Steel and Foam Energy Reduction (SAFER) barrier, an energy-absorbing wall covering designed for racetracks, should be in place at Richmond International Raceway by the time NASCAR returns to the popular three-quarter-mile speedway in September.

Crash critically injures Nadeau

Nadeau remains in intensive care

Nadeau remains in intensive care
RICHMOND, Va. - Stock car driver Jerry Nadeau remained in critical but stable condition Saturday night after crashing Friday during one of the final practice sessions for the Pontiac Excitement 400.

Terry Labonte wins pole for Pontiac 400

Wallace seeks end to losing streak
RICHMOND, Va. - Rusty Wallace made his 600th consecutive start on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Saturday night during the Pontiac Excitement 400.

Terry Labonte wins pole for Pontiac 400
RICHMOND, Va. -- Terry Labonte won his first pole in more than three years in qualifying before Jerry Nadeau was injured in a crash while practicing Friday at Richmond International Raceway.

Pistons stay alive, beat Magic
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Detroit Pistons are back from the brink of elimination and humiliation.

Trail Blazers on brink of history

Stockton plans to retire
SALT LAKE CITY -- John Stockton left the Delta Center on the verge of tears Friday, all but certain it is time for him to retire.

Stockton plans to retire

Trail Blazers on brink of history
DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks started the season with 14 straight victories, one shy of the league record. They finished the regular season with 60 wins, a franchise best.

Pistons stay alive, beat Magic

Wimbush, Edwards hope for home cookin'

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Imani Overton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Rev. H.B. Bady (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fairy Wade (AUGUSTA, GA.)

Mr. Dix Elliott (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Velda Deaner (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Corine Miller (VALLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Faircloth (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Hattie Anthony (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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Ramindar Singh (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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Mr. Richard Pettigrew (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ruth Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Shumate (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Murrel Patterson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Luther Chassereau Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Blake Thompson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Tasha Nalley (CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.)

Mrs. Ola Cook (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sharleen Olsson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Brady (AUGUSTA Ga.)

Ms. Josephine Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Charmaine Keller (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. LaVater Terrell (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Markwalter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. James Wheeler (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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Mr. Franklin Bracco (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Hanny Schwarz (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Blake Thompson (North Augusta, S.C.)

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Mr. Donald Faircloth (BATH, S.C.)

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Area sports announcements

Victory fulfills lifelong goal

Knights begin battle sequence

Kentucky Derby at a glance

Overtime

Ellis doesn't have to speak for his horse

IOC praises Vancouver; NYC 2012 bid could be hurt

Musketeers vow to not make same mistake twice

Funny Cide surprise in Kentucky Derby

Frankel confident Empire Maker will win Derby

Lukas takes familiar path to Derby

Overtime

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.

IOC praises Vancouver; NYC 2012 bid could be hurt
LONDON -- Vancouver emerged as the favorite to land the 2010 Winter Olympics, and that could hurt New York's chances for the Summer Games two years later.

Kentucky Derby at a glance
What: The 129th Kentucky Derby When: Saturday at 6:04 p.m. EDT

Knights begin battle sequence
When Evans boys soccer coach Brian Killips found out the Knights were hosting Pope in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs next week, he immediately e-mailed Lakeside coach Dave Morgan for some information.

Funny Cide surprise in Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The winner was a gelding, the first in 74 years. The favorite finished second and his foot was fine. Baffert and Lukas hardly mattered.

Overtime
Augusta State junior Erin Cown has been selected to represent the school at the 2003 NCAA Leadership Conference at the Coronado Springs Resort and Walt Disney World Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., on May 25-29.

Ellis doesn't have to speak for his horse
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Trainer Ron Ellis has director Steven Spielberg for a client and a wife who might faint at the Kentucky Derby.

Lukas takes familiar path to Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Any time D. Wayne Lukas wonders if one of his colts is good enough to run in the Kentucky Derby, he heads 80 miles down the road to Keeneland.

Sir Cherokee out of Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Arkansas Derby winner Sir Cherokee was scratched from the Kentucky Derby on Friday due to a fracture in his right rear leg.

Overtime
Dogwood Stable's Limehouse won the $100,000 Three Chimneys Juvenile at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The colt won the race by 1 1/4 -lengths, while stablemate Heckle finished fourth.

Musketeers vow to not make same mistake twice
The shock coursed through the Richmond Academy boys soccer team. Tears lined the Musketeers' faces. Their eyes saw nothing but the turf under their feet.

Frankel confident Empire Maker will win Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Bobby Frankel stood atop a low brick wall alongside his barn Friday morning and issued a challenge to anybody who thinks Empire Maker won't win the Kentucky Derby: "Bet against him at your own risk."

Victory fulfills lifelong goal
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Jose Santos grew up watching greatness at the Kentucky Derby and daydreaming about being part of it.

New turbine technology will undergo testing

The one that didn't get away
Miguel Barrales and Pablo Valezquez teamed up last weekend to land this 35-pound striper at Thurmond Lake. The anglers were using cut bait at a favorite spot near Parksville, S.C.

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

Two for one

Two for one
Sean Burke, of Augusta, has been seeing double ever since his twins were born nine months ago. The proud daddy took a recent break from double diaper duty to go turkey hunting in Burke County, Ga., and came home with twin gobblers weighing 19 1/2 pounds apiece, with the largest having a 9-inch beard.

The one that didn't get away

New turbine technology will undergo testing
CLARKS HILL, S.C. - New turbines with technology to restore healthier oxygen levels in the Savannah River below Thurmond Dam will be tested this summer, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.

Proposal aims to crack down on ATV owners
Four-wheelers are becoming a common sight along rural streets in Columbia County, and so are the rutted holes and eroded hillsides they leave behind.

Faith-based agenda dies in the House
ATLANTA - Anti-abortion lawmakers in the General Assembly this year were the closest they've been in six years to enacting restrictions on abortion.

3 leaders just survived Legislature
ATLANTA - Putting a lid on the 2003 Georgia General Assembly is kind of like giving the police a description of the carload of circus clowns that drove by and blasted you with seltzer water.

Wimbush, Edwards hope for home cookin'
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Terrence Edwards was the leading receiver in Georgia history. Recardo Wimbush was a four-year starter on Georgia Tech's defense.

Experts look to the spirit to help heal troubled minds
Where is God when mental illness occurs? It is a question that many congregations leave unanswered, but more than silence is needed, said Augusta psychiatrist Lynn Tyson, a member of the Coalition for Mental and Spiritual Health Ministries. People with chronic mental illness need "their faith supported instead of facing a lack of understanding and stigma on top of it."

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
Activities for singles, youth and children will be available during a marriage retreat for couples between 9 a.m. and noon today at Fleming Baptist Church, 3027 Peach Orchard Road. The fee for the retreat is $35, but the rest of the event is free.

Our attitudes can be barriers to truth
A good attitude can make the difference. As a hospital chaplain, I saw people's medical conditions either improve or deteriorate because of their attitudes.

Jews in Hawaii find their faith spurs curiosity
HONOLULU -- On a recent stop at a gas station on the North Shore of Oahu, Rabbi Yitzchok Krasnjansky got an unusual request from the attendant.

Hephzibah United Methodist Church marks 150 years of worship
Hephzibah United Methodist Church rests on a gentle slope at an angle, more or less overlooking Brothersville Road. The sanctuary became rooted there in 1890 when it slid off rollers on its way into the village of Hephzibah from Mims Road.

Proposal aims to crack down on ATV owners

Changes will ruin the ACC

Moore, Van Dyke reunite for drama in 'The Gin Game'
LOS ANGELES -- Dick Van Dyke is holding Mary Tyler Moore easily in his arms as they move to the strains of a waltz.

Moore, Van [filtered word] reunite for drama in 'The Gin Game'

Dixie Chicks fans cheer at first U.S. concert

Entertainment briefs

Georgia coach gets first recruit

Georgia coach gets first recruit
ATHENS, Ga. - Steve Newman, an all-state forward from Orlando, Fla., became the first player recruited by Georgia's new coach to agree to play with the Bulldogs.

USC Aiken outfielder named top player
USC Aiken outfielder Ashley Farr was named Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year Friday, becoming the first Pacers player to receive the honor in 10 seasons.

McWhite-Cushman
BODY:NORTH AUGUSTA- Stephanie Michelle Cushman and Roderick Myrl McWhite, both of North Augusta, were married at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. Phillip C. Burden officiated.

Nickel-Bhatti
AUGUSTA- Shameem Ara Bhatti and Joseph Grady Nickel, Jr., both of Augusta, were married at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at the Old Medical College. Judge John R. Baxter officiated.

Cosgrove-Smalley
AUGUSTA- Jill Laree Smalley and Stephen Michael Cosgrove, both of Marietta, were married at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church. The Rev. Greg Hatfield officiated.

Pobalis-Kieffer
EVANS- Jennifer Lauren Kieffer of North Augusta, and Joseph Lee Pobalis II, of Martinez, were married at 6 p.m. Sat., May 3, 2003, at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Judge Dale Jenereaux officiated.

Goodwyn-Daniel
AIKEN- Martha Elizabeth (Marci) Daniel and Thomas Jefferson Goodwyn, Jr. both of Atlanta, were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Fred W. Andrea III officiated.

Miller-King
Mr. and Mrs. John David Miller of North Augusta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Paige Miller of Augusta, to John Goodloe King of Augusta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert King of Wimberly, Texas.

Manigault-Rice
AUGUSTA- Anita Rice and Aaron Manigault, both of North Augusta, were married at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Sharon Baptist Church. The Rev. Reginald Jones officiated.

Koch-Miller
AUGUSTA- Melissa Ann Miller and Ronald James Koch, Jr., both of Augusta, were married at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Sacred Heart Cultural Center. Chaplin Ken Gross officiated.

Marshall-Rowe
APPLING- Chastity Hope Dickson Rowe of Harlem, and Jason Christopher Marshall of Grovetown, were married at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2003, at Kiokee Baptist Church. The Rev. Steve Hartman officiated.

Barrett-Ekre
NORTH AUGUSTA- Stacie Nicole Ekre of Graniteville, and Andrew Schmaltz Barrett of North Augusta, were married at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at the Creighton Living History Park. The Rev. John Bolin officiated.

Ridgely-Stull
Mrs. Sarah E. ORear and Mr. Gorman C. Ridgely, both of Aiken, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Grace Ridgely of Aiken, to Lt. JG Jason Andrew Stull of Norfolk, Va., son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Stull of Greenville, S.C.

McPherson-Pardue
MARTINEZ- Melissa Marie Pardue and Benjamin Joel McPherson, both of Evans, were married at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Martinez Baptist Church. The Rev. Jeffrey Harris, Sr. officiated.

Schlachter-Ekre
NORTH AUGUSTA- Sabrina Dawn Ekre of North Augusta, and John Matthew Schlachter of Savannah, were married at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at the Creighton Living History Park. Greg Schlachter, father of the groom officiated.

Broome-Kennedy
AIKEN- Sheron Denise Kennedy and Captain Darryl Page Broome, both of Little Rock, Ark., were married at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2003, at the Victorian Wedding Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Tindall officiated.

Landrum-Shinkle
MARTINEZ- April Marie Shinkle of Appling, and Brad Matthew Landrum of Grovetown, were married at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Abilene Baptist Church. The Rev. William F. Harrell officiated.

Odds and ends

Business falls after sex shop is converted to Christian bookstore

Climber cuts off arm to save his life

Hephzibah United Methodist Church marks 150 years of worship

Faith digest

Jews in Hawaii find their faith spurs curiosity

Experts look to the spirit to help heal troubled minds

Our attitudes can be barriers to truth

Faith and fellowship calendar