Bacharach, David team up for new Broadway show
LOS ANGELES -- When composer Burt Bacharach went on the road in 1968 with the tryout of the stage musical "Promises, Promises," he got pneumonia, barely avoided a nervous breakdown and suffered the taunts of producer David Merrick, known in theater as "the abominable showman."

Bacharach, David team up for new Broadway show

Bacharach, David team up for new Broadway show

Bacharach, David team up for new Broadway show
LOS ANGELES -- When composer Burt Bacharach went on the road in 1968 with the tryout of the stage musical "Promises, Promises," he got pneumonia, barely avoided a nervous breakdown and suffered the taunts of producer David Merrick, known in theater as "the abominable showman."

Lexington pitcher handcuffs North Augusta

Australian prime minister visits Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK -- Once he found out that New York Yankees manager Joe Torre would visit Australia next offseason, Prime Minister John Howard came up with a grand plan.

Australian prime minister visits Yankee Stadium

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

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.

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

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

Braves top D'backs in extra innings

Braves top D'backs in extra innings
PHOENIX -- Rafael Furcal's foul pop led to two runs in the 11th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 on Sunday.

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.

Big matchups are more than just bat vs. ball

Diamondbacks edge Braves

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.

Does Kmart have what it takes to survive?

Does Kmart have what it takes to survive?

On the move

Japanese investors dump stocks, real estate
TOKYO -- With the Tokyo stock market at 20-year lows and urban land prices crashing to a third of what they were a decade ago, the Japanese are trying to find new places to put their money.

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.

Does Kmart have what it takes to survive?
BRIGHTON, Mich. -- As Kmart Corp. emerges from bankruptcy court protection, its future rests on whether the discount retailer can persuade customers to shop at its stores instead of Wal-Mart and Target.

Japanese investors dump stocks, real estate
TOKYO -- With the Tokyo stock market at 20-year lows and urban land prices crashing to a third of what they were a decade ago, the Japanese are trying to find new places to put their money.

Japanese investors dump stocks, real estate

Electrolux executive sees his job as a chance to grow

Business calendar

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.

Does Kmart have what it takes to survive?
BRIGHTON, Mich. -- As Kmart Corp. emerges from bankruptcy court protection, its future rests on whether the discount retailer can persuade customers to shop at its stores instead of Wal-Mart and Target.

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.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Finnchem USA

Japanese investors dump stocks, real estate

Getting personal can help keep customers

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.

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.

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.

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

Big cranes go to work in Savannah

Pocket change

City hopes to attract auto-parts suppliers

Ridgely-Stull

Schlachter-Ekre

Alabama program desperate for stability

Alabama program desperate for stability
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama begins its latest search for a football coach needing one thing above all.

War crimes nonsense

Is the tide turning?
We've got news for our peace-at-any-cost friends on the left, and on the left coast: The war on terror is working, and it's not because we called 1-800-FLOWERS.

Is the tide turning?

Road map to peace?

Crazy John's Autos
Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine may be in hot water with the state attorney general's office for violating a state freeze on purchasing. A week after being re-elected last fall, Oxendine asked the Department of Administrative Services to OK his office to buy a loaded-with-options 2003 Ford Crown Victoria valued at more than $25,000.

Augusta in your hands

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
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.

Road map to peace?
It's not smart to be optimistic about negotiating peace between Israelis and Palestinians. There have been too many false starts. Too many failures. Remember the Oslo Accords? Great hope followed by great disappointment.

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.

Some home improvements pay off more than others

Emerging market funds can offer good returns but also risks
NEW YORK -- Investors still nervous about the stock market are pouring more money into a potentially high-yielding but also high-risk investment: Emerging market bond funds.

Emerging market funds can offer good returns but also risks

Some home improvements pay off more than others
NEW YORK -- The arrival of spring signals to many homeowners that it's time to start redecorating and remodeling. Experts caution, however, that not all home improvements are good investments.

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

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.

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.

Park wins Michelob Light Open by a stroke

Park wins Michelob Light Open by a stroke
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Grace Park's first shot Sunday was a drive into the water that led to a double-bogey. Her last one of the round was a beauty, a double-breaking par putt of nearly 20 feet that gave her a one-stroke victory in the inaugural Michelob Light Open.

USC Aiken golfers head to Southeast Regional

USC Aiken golfers head to Southeast Regional
Two months ago, USC Aiken coach Mike Carlisle was concerned about the final two spots on his golf team.

Hughey erases doubts for title

Weary Whitaker rides ace into semifinals

Whitaker, Gause get twin wins

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

Whitaker, Gause get twin wins
The finals of the championship and senior flights followed the same story line at the end Sunday in the City of Augusta Match Play Championship.

Flesch gets first career win in playoff with Estes
NEW ORLEANS -- Steve Flesch won for the first time in his career Sunday, capping an impressive comeback with a 35-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole at the HP Classic of New Orleans.

Flesch gets first career win in playoff with Estes

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.

Jenkins wins Bruno's Memorial Classic
HOOVER, Ala. -- Tom Jenkins figured nothing comes easily when you're going head-to-head with Hale Irwin and Bruce Fleisher.

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.

Thick grass, narrow fairways await field

South Atlantic League notebook

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

Police seek shooting suspects
Juvenile assault

Police search for robbery suspect
Police search for robbery suspect

Clinton: Good riddance to bad rubbish
In her April 22 letter, "Some reasons why nation misses Bill Clinton's presidency," Anne Cook's recollection of the proverb that "most people do not appreciate a good thing until they no longer have it" is accurate. But I recall a more expressive one: "Good riddance to bad rubbish." Richard E. Hogue, Grovetown, Ga.

Clinton: Good riddance to bad rubbish

Educational affairs handled frivolously
Way to go Richmond County Board of Education! Now they have decided the neighborhood around Lucy Laney High School is as expendable as the neighborhoods around Bungalow Road Elementary. By closing Bungalow Road Elementary, they have sent parents (and grandparents) scrambling to find alternatives to their "zoning" plans. Linda Smoot, Augusta

Augusta richer for having known Greg Hodges
There is a saying that what lies before or behind us is small; what truly matters is what lies within us. Within Greg Hodges was a sterling character that was felt by every hand he touched in life. He truthfully cared for and identified with every person he met. I never heard him say an unkind word in the 15 years he graced my life. Barbara R. Melton, Augusta

Augusta richer for having known Greg Hodges

It's in the details

In hair and Latin beats, professor creates math lessons

In the know

How can I set up a personal Web site?

Letter carriers plan annual food drive May 10

How can I set up a personal Web site?

In hair and Latin beats, professor creates math lessons

Address secondhand divorce rumor tactfully

Cozy home offers peace from the world

Book takes on 'Dark Side of Liberalism'

How can I set up a personal Web site?
Q. Many of my friends have their own Web sites now. How can I get one of my own?

In hair and Latin beats, professor creates math lessons
TROY, N.Y. -- Ron Eglash looks at the careful weaves in cornrow hair and sees mathematical patterns. He sees evidence of Cartesian geometry in Indian beadwork and hears a way to teach kids about ratios in syncopated Latin beats.

Letter carriers plan annual food drive May 10
WASHINGTON -- The nation's mail carriers will hold their annual food drive May 10, collecting items for distribution to local food banks and pantries.

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.

How can I set up a personal Web site?
Q. Many of my friends have their own Web sites now. How can I get one of my own?

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

In hair and Latin beats, professor creates math lessons
TROY, N.Y. -- Ron Eglash looks at the careful weaves in cornrow hair and sees mathematical patterns. He sees evidence of Cartesian geometry in Indian beadwork and hears a way to teach kids about ratios in syncopated Latin beats.

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.

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.

Class rings get personal look

Fallen trees show storm's wrath

Comic also shares social worries with class
Wearing sunglasses, sandals and a purple Paine College sweat shirt, comedian and actor Bill Cosby came to Augusta on Sunday with plenty to tell Paine's graduating class of 2003.

News you can use

Across the area

Police search for robbery suspect

Soldier of the day

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

Across the southeast

School sidewalk advances
Grovetown Middle School may soon be getting its sidewalk.

3 leaders just survived Legislature

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Steven Springer of Hephzibah.

Retirees worry over Fort Gordon

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -The state's 330,000 public school pupils face two new subjects on the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Tests to be administered this week.

Across the southeast

Night golfers get 'lost' at National
Things not to do at Augusta National Golf Club: Climb a fence onto the course, grab three flag pins, attempt to play the course at night and then get lost, allowing security to find you.

Across the area

Serviceman of the day

Dog days of spring

School sidewalk advances

Group distanced from council
Leading up to Tuesday's election for three North Augusta City Council seats, candidates said a key issue was a proposed pedestrian bridge connecting the city to Augusta.

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.

Across the area
An Augusta man told police that three men broke through his front door, struck him in the head several times and robbed him.

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

Rants and Raves
I AM RANTING about the scandalous waste of taxpayer money to provide unnecessary cell phones, pagers and other electronic devices to irresponsible Augusta government employees. The grand jury should investigate this mess.

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 South Carolina

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.

Adoption group gives support

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

Comic also shares social worries with class

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.

Different frequencies hinder communication for Aiken County officers

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.

'Chronicle' wins state AP awards

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.

Faith-based agenda dies in the House

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.

Bad-air list includes Augusta

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.

Green-thumbed gathering

'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.

Correction

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.

Two cousins contend with uncertainty

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.

Governor loses some support
ATLANTA - Georgians weren't impressed by a super-size legislative session marked by budget cuts, tax increases and endless debate over the state flag, according to a recent survey.

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.

Dog days of spring
North Augusta residents Jason Abbott and his children, Brock, 3, and Sam, 11, enjoy the weather and play with their puppy, Moxie, at Riverview Park. Moxie is a 7-month-old border collie mix.

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

Across the southeast
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -A student pulled from a dormitory fire early Sunday had what appeared to be stab wounds, and arson investigators were trying to determine whether the blaze was intentional, the state fire marshal's office said.

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
MAY 5, 1963 Augusta detectives have placed five charges against each of five juveniles in connection with four recent break-ins and a hubcap stealing episode.

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.

Police seek shooting suspects

Memorial will honor policeman
Every day, thousands drive past a sign bearing the name of a fallen serviceman on their way into Fort Gordon through Gate 1.

Across Georgia
STATESBORO -A dog in Bulloch County apparently has a taste for cars, particularly patrol cars.

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.

Adoption group gives support
Despite all the hoopla surrounding the SARS virus in China, Carol Brown said it didn't stop her from traveling the miles to bring home the newest member of her family in April.

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.

Optician uses motor home for horse-and-buggy trade
Sitting inside an office on wheels next to an Advance Auto Parts store, Phillip White points to an old painting of an eyeglass salesman - the inspiration behind his profession as a traveling optician.

Trip full of conflicts in desert ends with understanding in hotel

Rants and Raves
I AM RANTING about the scandalous waste of taxpayer money to provide unnecessary cell phones, pagers and other electronic devices to irresponsible Augusta government employees. The grand jury should investigate this mess.

Optician uses motor home for horse-and-buggy trade

Governor loses some support

Group distanced from council

Night golfers get 'lost' at National

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.

Success sparks explosion of superhero movies
LOS ANGELES -- Look! Up on the screen! It's ... a superhero! A surplus of superheroes, to be more precise.

Success sparks explosion of superhero movies

Success sparks explosion of superhero movies
LOS ANGELES -- Look! Up on the screen! It's ... a superhero! A surplus of superheroes, to be more precise.

Success sparks explosion of superhero movies

Victory caps Nemechek's comeback
RICHMOND, Va. -- The way Joe Nemechek's career has gone, it wasn't a surprise his victory at the Pontiac Excitement 400 featured some blunders and some gambles.

Michael Schumacher wins; Raikkonen crashes out
BARCELONA, Spain -- Michael Schumacher won the Spanish Grand Prix to surge into contention in Formula One, and all Kimi Raikkonen could do was watch.

Dixon takes points lead with win
COMMERCE, Ga. -- Larry Dixon reclaimed the Top Fuel points lead Sunday with his win at the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Wallace seeks end to losing streak

Nemechek wins Pontiac Excitement 400
RICHMOND, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. led just five laps of Saturday night's Pontiac Excitement 400 and wasn't much of a threat to beat Joe Nemechek over the final 64 laps.

Dixon takes points lead with win

Nadeau remains in intensive care

Nemechek wins Pontiac Excitement 400

Tracy gets pole for Brands Hatch race
WEST KINGSDOWN, England -- Paul Tracy's run at CART history will start from the pole position at the London Champ Car Trophy.

Nadeau remains critical two days after crash

Nadeau remains critical two days after crash
RICHMOND, Va. -- Jerry Nadeau remained in critical condition Sunday, two days after he slammed his car into a wall during a Winston Cup practice at Richmond International Raceway.

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.

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.

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.

Mavericks defeat Trail Blazers

Pistons top Magic

Robinson ready for matchup with O'Neal

Robinson ready for matchup with O'Neal
SAN ANTONIO -- The Los Angeles Lakers are making no secret that they plan to go after David Robinson starting Monday night, but it's not bothering the veteran San Antonio center.

Pacers will try to keep O'Neal and two Millers
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jermaine O'Neal is considering the possibility of playing with Tim Duncan or Tracy McGrady. Reggie Miller's first priority is taking care of his ankles.

Mavericks defeat Trail Blazers
DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki buried a 3-pointer, shot up his arms up and hugged Nick Van Exel. Although there was 1:21 left to play, the Dallas Mavericks knew they had avoided NBA infamy.

Pacers will try to keep O'Neal and two Millers

Trail Blazers on brink of history

Duncan wins second straight MVP award

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 top Magic
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons laughed and smiled all throughout the fourth quarter, while Tracy McGrady was expressionless and stared at the floor while being taunted by a raucous, sold-out crowd.

Duncan wins second straight MVP award
SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan edged Kevin Garnett to win the NBA MVP award for the second straight season Sunday.

Davis ready to run Carolina's offense

Wimbush, Edwards hope for home cookin'

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Mrs. Bessie Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Josephine Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnston Orr Sr. (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Hanny Schwarz (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Moore (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. LaVater Terrell (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Elnora Eady (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Bullock (ANNISTON, Ala.)

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

Mrs. Sharleen Olsson (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Barbara Ludlow (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Tasha Nalley (CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.)

Mrs. Louise Markwalter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Harmon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Bennett (MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Pettigrew (Augusta, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Brady (AUGUSTA Ga.)

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

Miss Corine Miller (VALLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Loftin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sidney Clark ( NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Yarbrough (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Blanche Kaney (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Blanche Kaney (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. LaVater Terrell (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Dahdah (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Roberts (NEWARK, N.J.)

Ms. Ruth Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Markwalter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Blake Thompson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Hanny Schwarz (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Brady (AUGUSTA Ga.)

Mr. Nathaniel Calhoun Jr. (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Charmaine Keller (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Elmer Pope (AIKEN, SC)

Mr. Lonnie Smith (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Hargrove (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ruth Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Pettigrew (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ramindar Singh (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Williams quits with injury, giving Mauresmo title

Overtime

Area sports announcements

Funny Cide surprise in Kentucky Derby

Tuneup leaves De La Hoya in mood for Mosley

SARS interrupts China's Olympic preparations

Musketeers vow to not make same mistake twice

Overtime

Derby winner Funny Cide is off to Preakness

Victory fulfills lifelong goal

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.

Tuneup leaves De La Hoya in mood for Mosley
LAS VEGAS -- Oscar De La Hoya got some work in, added millions to his already fat bank account, and gave his fans and Shane Mosley a good show.

Area sports announcements
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Overtime
Michael Campbell's single sparked a two-out rally in the sixth as South Carolina scored four runs on six consecutive hits to beat Kentucky 5-0, sweeping the three-game series.

Tapley triumphs to make regionals
With a shot at advancing to the Police Athletic League regional tournament, Noah Newman and Jeremy Tapley didn't seem to realize they were from the same boxing club Saturday night.

Derby winner Funny Cide is off to Preakness
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Funny Cide's surprising victory in the Kentucky Derby isn't going to boost his breeding fees. That's because he's the first champion gelding in 74 years, although his inability to be a stud could keep the horse racing a lot longer.

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.

SARS interrupts China's Olympic preparations
BEIJING -- China was counting on a series of major sporting events to prove to the world it's ready to stage the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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.

Williams quits with injury, giving Mauresmo title
WARSAW, Poland -- Venus Williams sat in the changeover chair, a hand on her stomach.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Davis ready to run Carolina's offense
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Stephen Davis was confident the Carolina Panthers were headed in the right direction when he signed on to be their featured running back.

Proposal aims to crack down on ATV owners

Changes will ruin the ACC

NBC's Couric and Leno getting set to switch jobs for a day

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
Everybody loves Lucy. But after you see the CBS movie "Lucy," you'll be loving Rachel York.

Angela Lansbury back as snoopy sleuth on 'Murder She Wrote'
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- Angela Lansbury - very much in character as her renowned snoopy sleuth Jessica Fletcher - walks briskly up to a police car as cameras roll.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

'The Practice' awaits verdict on its future from ABC

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.

'The Practice' awaits verdict on its future from ABC
LOS ANGELES -- David E. Kelley, one of television's most respected writer-producers, is known as a reserved man who tends to save his words for the page.

Angela Lansbury back as snoopy sleuth on 'Murder She Wrote'

NBC News signs ABC's freelance reporter, Richard Engel
NEW YORK -- NBC News has swooped in and signed Richard Engel, a former freelancer who became one of ABC's most visible war correspondents when he stayed in Baghdad while other reporters left.

NBC's Couric and Leno getting set to switch jobs for a day
NEW YORK -- Katie Couric doesn't believe that trading her "Today" show gig for the "Tonight" show for one day will dent her reputation as a journalist.

NBC News signs ABC's freelance reporter, Richard Engel

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

Diamond Dogs top Vanderbilt
ATHENS, Ga. -- Jon Armitage hit a two-run home run to help Georgia complete a Southeastern Conference series sweep of Vanderbilt Sunday, posting a 4-1 victory.

Georgia coach gets first recruit

Diamond Dogs top Vanderbilt

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.

Gamecocks blank Kentucky

Gamecocks blank Kentucky
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Michael Campbell's single sparked a two-out rally in the sixth as South Carolina scored four runs on six consecutive hits to beat Kentucky 5-0, sweeping the three-game series.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Space station men return safely in Russian capsule, but land far off-course

Space station men return safely in Russian capsule, but land far off-course
ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- A Russian capsule safely returned two astronauts and a cosmonaut from the international space station on Sunday, but the landing, nearly 300 miles off target, triggered a nerve-racking two-hour search in the steppes of central Asia.

Odds and Ends

Business falls after sex shop is converted to Christian bookstore