'Sesame Street' production is a buddy-fest

Couple revisits roles in 'Housekeeper'
Steve Walpert and Elizabeth Nelson Walpert have invited an old friend back into their lives, The Housekeeper.

Rhythmic musical shines light on Broadway
Much of the magic of the Broadway musical rests in its ability to transport an audience. Be it the water-filled tunnels beneath the Paris Opera House, the Austrian Alps or a tiny flower stall in London's Covent Gardens, far-flung is the location of choice for the song-filled stage show.

Couple revisits roles in 'Housekeeper'

Exhibit focuses on black artists
Stylistically, the Walter O. Evans collection gleefully runs the gamut. It features studies in abstraction, a variety of sculptures, landscapes, portraiture and landscape paintings.

Rhythmic musical shines light on Broadway

'Sesame Street' production is a buddy-fest
Dawn Johnson spends her workdays in hot costumes in which no one can see her face.

Greenbrier clinches region
Greenbrier baseball coach Ed Williams had a little secret: If his squad could beat Lakeside on Thursday, the Wolfpack would be Region 3-AAAA champions.

Jackets move on in state playoffs
ANDERSON, S.C. - North Augusta's four-run fourth inning helped the Yellow Jackets beat T.L. Hanna 5-2 win in an elimination game in the South Carolina Upper State Class AAAA baseball playoffs.

D.C. proposes $338 million plan to land Expos

Prep baseball statistics

Phillies selling pieces of Veterans Stadium - including the seats

Jackets move on in state playoffs

Jackets learn history lesson

Cheraw sends Barnwell home

Jackets learn history lesson
The last time North Augusta needed to win both games of a doubleheader in the Upper State final was in 1997, and the Yellow Jackets ended the season as state champions.

Bulldogs lacking bite in Class AAA playoffs

Bulldogs lacking bite in Class AAA playoffs
HARLEM - During the early minutes of Georgia Class AAA State Playoffs against South Effingham, Harlem coach George Berry knew his team wasn't ready.

Fantasy Baseball: Know your adversaries' profiles

Fantasy Baseball: Know your adversaries' profiles
Fantasy owners beware! Proceed with caution.

Greenbrier clinches region

Phillies selling pieces of Veterans Stadium - including the seats
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies are planning to auction off bits and pieces of Veterans Stadium after the baseball season, including lockers, signs, dugout benches and swatches of artificial turf.

D.C. proposes $338 million plan to land Expos
WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia proposed a $338 million package Thursday in an effort to persuade baseball owners to move the Montreal Expos to the nation's capital.

Cheraw sends Barnwell home
BARNWELL, S.C. - The Cheraw Braves were desperate to make it back to Bishop England for the South Carolina Class AA Lower State baseball championship. It didn't take long for Cheraw to get Barnwell out of its way.

Prep baseball statistics
Here are statistics for area prep baseball players.

Augusta's 'Lightfoot' sluggers all aimed high

Jaylun Anthony Parker
Anthony and Catrena Parker of Blackville, S.C., announce the birth of a son, Jaylun Anthony Parker, Friday, April 4, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hughes Sr. of Blackville, Mr. and Mrs. Furman Hughes Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. James Murdough, all of Denmark, S.C.

Aaron James Stewart
Roger L. and Heidi M. Stewart of Hephzibah announce the birth of a son, Aaron James Stewart, Thursday, April 17, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Milton and Sandra Metzler and Marlene Metzler, all of Augusta, and the late Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Stewart.

Caitlyn Kiara Rogers
Michael and Jennifer Rogers of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Caitlyn Kiara Rogers, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Canada of Pearson, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Rogers and Pamela Rogers, all of Augusta.

Jovan Lavert Scurry

Alexis Mary McQuagge

Robert Thomas Bradley III

Jordan La'Quez Landers
Jeffery L. Landers and Talonda T. Germany, both of Thomson, announce the birth of a son, Jordan La'Quez Landers, Thursday, April 24, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Germany Sr. of Thomson, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Johnson of Norwood, Ga., and Jimmie L. Landers of Mesena, Ga.

Caroline Elizabeth Madsen

Jaylun Anthony Parker

Abigail Margaret Burke

John Tyler Sikes
John M. Sikes and Kimberly A. Tyler, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, John Tyler Sikes, Sunday, April 20, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Thomas D. Tyler of Lynchburg, Va., Cheryl D. Harris of Salem, Va., and John A. Sikes and Robin W. Davis, both of Augusta.

Jordan La'Quez Landers

Kile Andrew Pond
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Pond of Evans announce the birth of a son, Kile Andrew Pond, Saturday, April 19, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James E. Kile of Martinez and Mr. and Mrs. Vadis A. Pond of Martinez.

John Tyler Sikes

Alexis Mary McQuagge
Brad and Mary McQuagge of Pompano Beach, Fla., announce the birth of a daughter, Alexis Mary McQuagge, Thursday, April 17, 2003, at North West Medical Center in Margate, Fla. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Tomasello of Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Humbert Tomasello of Gainsville, Fla., and the late Owen and Mary Murray.

Grant Edward Walters

Averie Reese Abellan
Mr. and Mrs. Jarrod Abellan of Warrenville announce the birth of a daughter, Averie Reese Abellan, Thursday, April 24, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Heyward E. Workman of Clearwater and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Abellan of Trenton, S.C.

Averie Reese Abellan

Sydney Bryson Radford

Kile Andrew Pond

Mary Elizabeth Bryan

Rheanne Dolores Sullivan

Jayla Keiona Williams

Spencer Lee Sill
Glenn and Melissa Sill of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Spencer Lee Sill, Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are James L. and Judy A. Geeting of Hephzibah, David and Jackie Powell of Ruther Glenn, Va., and Roy and Diane Sill of Williamsburg, Va.

Jordan Thomas LaBree

Jovan Lavert Scurry
Gary and Vanesa Scurry of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Jovan Lavert Scurry, Thursday, April 24, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Varnado, Mary Scurry and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Scurry, all of Augusta.

Jo'Quila Bre'Nae Daggett

Sydney Bryson Radford
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Radford of Lincolnton, Ga., announce the birth of a daughter, Sydney Bryson Radford, Thursday, April 24, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cooper and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Radford, all of Lincolnton.

Madison Elise Jones
Jonathan P. and Lisa M. Jones of Evans announce the birth of a daughter, Madison Elise Jones, Friday, March 7, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Getgood and Jim Hopkins, all of Augusta, and Carolyn Jones and Don Jones, both of Greer, S.C.

Cayla Mary-Ann Pierson
Richard R. and Holly R. Pierson of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Cayla Mary-Ann Pierson, Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Kenny Herron and Sherry Rose, both of Hephzibah, and Bob and Mary Pierson of Evans.

Abigail Elizabeth Ann Jefferson
Lenny and Jennifer Jefferson of Graniteville announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Elizabeth Ann Jefferson, Saturday, April 19, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Janie Johnson of Fulton, Miss., and the late Elvin J. Johnson, and Leonard and Patricia Jefferson of North Augusta.

Christopher Floyd Murray
Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Murray of Hephzibah announce the birth of a son, Christopher Floyd Murray, Sunday, April 20, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ross F. Broughton of Monroe, Ga., Floydtina H. Murray of Hephzibah and Randolph Murray of Augusta.

Robert Thomas Bradley III
Robert T. Bradley Jr. and Katherine M. Bradley of Lincolnton, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Robert Thomas Bradley III, Friday, March 28, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Harriet Turner of Augusta and the late Leonard M. Morris Jr., Judy Bradley of Lincolnton and the late Robert T. Bradley Sr.

Caroline Elizabeth Madsen
Tom Madsen Jr. and Donna Madsen of North Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Caroline Elizabeth Madsen, Monday, April 14, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Albert and Dianna McClendon of North Augusta, Gail Madsen of Medfield, Mass., and Tom Madsen Sr. of North Windham, Maine.

Tanner Allen Hadden
Dwain A. Hadden Jr. and Dana K. Hadden of Hephzibah announce the birth of a son, Tanner Allen Hadden, Thursday, April 17, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Mark Atkins and Mr. and Mrs. Dwain Hadden, both of Hephzibah.

Jordan Thomas LaBree
Mr. and Mrs. Paul LaBree of Harlem announce the birth of a son, Jordan Thomas LaBree, Sunday, April 20, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mitchell of Harlem and Mr. and Mrs. John Labree of Plantation, Fla.

Anna Elizabeth Gill
Jamie and Wendy Gill of Grovetown announce the birth of a daughter, Anna Elizabeth Gill, Thursday, April 3, 2003, at the Medical College of Georgia. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dave Hamilton and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Gill, all of Martinez, and Betty Gill of Augusta.

Aaron James Stewart

Jo'Quila Bre'Nae Daggett
Joe and Aquila Daggett of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Jo'Quila Bre'Nae Daggett, Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Bernard and Brenda Jackson, Evelyn Maple and Martin Daggett, all of Augusta, and Jerry and Willie Mae Rosier of Aiken.

Tanner Allen Hadden

Abigail Margaret Burke
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Burke of Evans announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Margaret Burke, Thursday, March 27, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Annette Kalwaytis of Clark Summit, Pa., and the late Norman Kalwaytis, and Mr. and Mrs. Lynn N. Burke of Scranton, Pa.

Cayla Mary-Ann Pierson

Jayla Keiona Williams
James L. and Kylie D. Williams of Aiken announce the birth of a daughter, Jayla Keiona Williams, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Damond and Viane Hill of Beech Island and James and Shirley Williams of Aiken.

Anna Elizabeth Gill

Grant Edward Walters
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Walters of Knoxville, Tenn., announce the birth of a son, Grant Edward Walters, Thursday, April 17, 2003, at Fort Sanders Park West Hospital in Knoxville. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leroy E. Lohre and Dr. and Mrs. Douglas R. Walters, both of Augusta.

Christopher Floyd Murray

Brett Leon Tanner
Phillip and LaVonda Tanner of Washington, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Brett Leon Tanner, Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Perry Pittman of Sharon, Ga., and Pam Pittman, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Tanner and Debbie Smith, all of Washington.

Madison Elise Jones

Rheanne Dolores Sullivan
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen O. Sullivan of Aiken announce the birth of a daughter, Rheanne Dolores Sullivan, Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at the Medical College of Georgia. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Quarles of Aiken and Mary Ann Sullivan of Spring Hill, Fla.

Abigail Elizabeth Ann Jefferson

Caitlyn Kiara Rogers

Mary Elizabeth Bryan
Greg and Barbara Bryan of Evans announce the birth of a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Bryan, Thursday, March 27, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mary G. Watts of Evans and the late Wallace S. Watts, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Bryan of Augusta.

Odds and Ends
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Palo Alto City Council members won't have to turn their frowns upside down.

Ad campaign claims cigarette tax hikes help mobsters
PHILADELPHIA -- The Lorillard Tobacco Co. is hoping people are more afraid of the mafia than they are of lung cancer.

Nude models at art college have union vote
PHILADELPHIA -- Complaining of low pay, cold rooms and air laden with paint fumes and charcoal dust, models who pose nude at a Philadelphia art school cast ballots Wednesday on whether to join a union.

Odds and Ends
GLASSPORT, Pa. -- Borough officials here learned just how behind the times they were when they noticed that their American flag was missing two stars.

Braves to play two Thursday

Braves top Rockies
ATLANTA -- Robert Fick had a grand slam and five RBIs, and Gary Sheffield hit a three-run double as the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 12-6 Thursday in a doubleheader opener.

Braves finish sweep
ATLANTA - Even Mother Nature can't water down the Atlanta Braves.

Braves to play two Thursday
ATLANTA - That's not a misprint at the top of the National League's RBI leaders.

Braves finish sweep

Braves top Rockies

Bureau drive seeks Augustans' business

Bureau drive seeks Augustans' business
With National Tourism Week set to kick off Monday, local officials are preparing to educate area residents about the virtues of their neighborhood attractions.

Retailers report sluggish April sales

Stocks trade lower on sluggish same-store sales

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates around the country dropped this week, with rates on 30-year mortgages sinking close to the lowest level on record, which was reached two months ago.

Retailers report sluggish April sales
NEW YORK -- The arrival of Easter and the winding down of the war in Iraq couldn't lift retailers out of their slump in April - consumers still nervous about jobs curbed their spending for yet another month.

Merchants react to tobacco tax

Stocks trade lower on sluggish same-store sales
NEW YORK -- Sluggish retail sales gave investors more incentive to cash in profits from Wall Street's recent rally Thursday and send stocks lower for a second session.

Stocks lower due to profit taking, Cisco's downbeat results

Business briefs

Blanchard agency buys insurer's assets
Augusta's Blanchard and Calhoun Insurance Agency Inc. announced Thursday it has acquired the local assets of Palmer & Cay Inc., the nation's second-largest privately held insurance brokerage.

Stocks lower due to profit taking, Cisco's downbeat results
NEW YORK -- A drop in sales at Cisco Systems unsettled Wall Street Wednesday, sending stocks lower as investors cashed in profits from the market's recent earnings-driven rally.

Merchants react to tobacco tax
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The air in the shop is thick with the smell of tobacco.

PayPal puts ban on adult items

Blanchard agency buys insurer's assets

Business briefs
The unemployment rate for the five-county Augusta-Aiken metro area fell to 4.4 percent in March, down from 4.8 percent in February, the Georgia Department of Labor said Wednesday.

Nextel brings new services to Augustans

Nextel brings new services to Augustans
After testing the Augusta market since March, wireless phone company Nextel Partners Inc. is coming out.

PayPal puts ban on adult items
SAN JOSE, Calif. - It could soon be easier to buy adult videos at your local sex shop than through the Internet.

Business briefs

Former Clemson quarterback Simmons heads to Florida A&M
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Former Clemson quarterback Willie Simmons says he is transferring to Florida A&M.

Former Clemson quarterback Simmons heads to Florida A&M

Shula takes over troubled Bama program
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mike Shula became Alabama's latest head football coach Thursday, agreeing to terms on a six-year contract worth $900,000 per year, Athletic Director Mal Moore announced.

Reports: Bama to name Shula new coach
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mike Shula was excused from the Miami Dolphins' practice Thursday, amid reports he will become the new head coach at Alabama.

Bama officials still weighing options in coaching search

Price vows to restore reputation

Price vows to restore reputation
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Fired Alabama football coach Mike Price is ready to go to court to try to restore his reputation.

Reports: Bama to name Shula new coach

Bama officials still weighing options in coaching search
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's coaching search, which began with a whirlwind of three interviews in two days, turned more deliberate Wednesday as Crimson Tide players were updated about the process.

Shula takes over troubled Bama program

Michigan banned from postseason, loses scholarships

Nightmare finally over

Law in disarray
The first legal ruling on the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law is as complex and confusing as a highway spill of Rubik's Cubes.

Half a glass
The good news for Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue in a recent poll for Morris News Service was that just over half of voters approve of his performance this past legislative session.

Bitter old man
At age 85, West Virginia Democrat Robert Byrd became Congress' most senior U.S. senator after Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., retired. It's becoming obvious now that it's time for Byrd to follow Thurmond.

Nightmare finally over
The wheels of justice grind slowly, but never so slowly as in the case of Carl Isaacs who orchestrated what is one of the most notorious mass-murder cases in the nation's history - the senseless, systematic shotgun killings of six members of the Ned Alday farm family at their rural southwest Georgia home in 1973.

Law in disarray

'Moving forward'
"The flag the General Assembly adopted honors Georgia's past. It is also a flag that will allow us to move forward together."

'Moving forward'

Bitter old man

Half a glass

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs.

Applause calendar
SESAME STREET LIVE: LET'S BE FRIENDS: 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $10-$17; 724-2400.

Entertainment briefs
MOSCOW -- Russian officials promised to take tougher action to protect intellectual property rights and rid the country of its reputation as a major producer of counterfeit music and videos.

Standing ovations
Augusta jazz chanteuse (and mother) Kari Gaffney will perform at a Mothers Day concert at the Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday and admission is free. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call 821-2600.

Entertainment briefs
LONDON -- More than 150 guitars belonging to The Who's John Entwistle - including a Fender bass dubbed "Frankenstein" - went on display in London before being auctioned next week.

Mom TV
Ever have one of those moments when you wish the floor would just open up and swallow you whole? Seems I've had a month of such episodes... and unfortunately for me, I can't blame any of it on my children, much as I'd like to!

Dining Out... with Kids
For Rachel and Paul Balducci, going out to eat with their four boys is rarely a spontaneous thing. It takes careful planning to orchestrate such an event.

From the editor
It's been almost a year since we published the first issue of Family Chronicles. We've come a long way since then and it's been a great ride.

Book some time
Jennie Montgomery tugged my heart strings with her March article. She described the love she felt when her first child was a newborn and how that love grows as the baby grows.

Mother's Day Brunch
In one form or another, Mother's Day has been around for thousands of years. Each spring, ancient Greeks used to honor Rhea', mother of all gods, with sweet cakes, special drinks and flowers.

Family scrapbook
Do you have a special family photo? Send it to Jennifer Miller, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga, 30903. Or you can email it as a jpg file tojmiller@augustachronicle.com.

Tell us about your fishing buddies

Tell us about your fishing buddies
Fishing buddies are special people.

Fishing report

Fishing report
Most largemouth bass have moved off spawning beds and are hungry, hungry, hungry. That's good news for many fishermen competing in the Easter Seals and other bass tournaments on Saturday.

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Fishing tournament news

Waterfalls bathe gardens
Patricia and Steve Smith went house-hunting 4 1/2 years ago looking for a place to put down roots.

Organic fertilizers have special benefits
With all the concern about chemicals in our environment, some gardeners fear that using chemical fertilizers will poison people, plants or the soil. This is not the case - when chemical fertilizers are used correctly. But chemical fertilizers are too easy to use incorrectly. And this is where "organic fertilizers" come into play.

Winter kill and diseases scar lawns
Winter kill and diseases are causing a lot of problems in lawns this spring.

Organic fertilizers have special benefits

Winter kill and diseases scar lawns

Waterfalls bathe gardens

Georgia Tech freshman to announce NBA decision Friday
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech freshman Chris Bosh will hold a news conference Friday at his Dallas high school to announce whether he will enter the NBA draft.

Georgia Tech freshman to announce NBA decision Friday

Ramirez breaks rules, sent down
Staff WriterHanley Ramirez, the crown jewel of the Boston Red Sox farm system, was demoted to short-season Class A Lowell on Thursday for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

Teammates stay close to home
Even when the Savannah Sand Gnats are on the road, pitcher Nick Long and outfielder Reg Fitzpatrick are usually close to home.

Ramirez breaks rules, sent down
Hanley Ramirez, considered the top prospect in the Boston Red Sox farm system, was demoted to short-season Class A Lowell on Thursday for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

Jackets avenge shutout
Their struggling offense made an ace out of another opposing pitcher in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader, but the Augusta GreenJackets finally gave their own starter some run support in the nightcap.

Gnats humble starter
Yes, Jon Lester has a very bright future.

There's more to a movie than images on screen

Comeback begins at Mount Vintage
After enduring two shoulder surgeries last year, Nicole Dalkas is playing pain-free golf.

Park shows signs of fatigue after Michelob Light victory

Comeback begins at Mount Vintage

Asahi Ryokuken notebook
As Deb Richard watched her eight-foot downhill birdie putt trickle past the hole to the front of the No. 9 green, she stood perplexed. Richard three-putted for bogey.

Hurst begins with unhappy ending
Pat Hurst had just hit her second shot on her last hole of the day when her caddie decided to take a shortcut.

Dixon leads Harrington by one stoke
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England -- David Dixon shot a 6-under-par 66 Thursday for a one-stroke lead over Padraig Harrington after the first round of the Benson and Hedges International.

Defending champion practices patience
Janice Moodie isn't concerned that she hasn't cracked the top 25 in an LPGA Tour event this season. It's still early in the season, and besides, she just experienced what she calls "a revelation" with her putting.

Hurst begins with unhappy ending

Price, Couples share lead in Charlotte

Woods' caddie keeps job
LOS ANGELES -- Tiger Woods blamed his caddie for persuading him to use a driver on the third hole of the final round of the Masters, where a double bogey derailed his chances of winning.

Asahi Ryokuken notebook
Mitzi Edge couldn't have gotten to Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club soon enough.

A new look for Weir
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Heads turned when Mike Weir walked through a small crowd of players in the locker room and sat down for lunch after his pro-am round Wednesday at the Wachovia Championship.

Asian nation stakes claim on tour
Anyone who wins on the LPGA Tour these days is a world-beater in every sense of the word.

A new look for Weir

Defending champion practices patience

Asian nation stakes claim on tour

Park shows signs of fatigue after Michelob Light victory
The physical and emotional wear-and-tear of winning has Grace Park feeling exhausted.

A wide open season resumes
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Davis Love III has matched his career best with three victories and is leading the money list. Mike Weir won the Masters and has doubled his number of PGA Tour victories.

Asahi Ryokuken notebook

Price, Couples share lead in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The tournament is new, not the guys leading it.

Jones, Gustafson share lead
If Thursday's first round of the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship is any indication of what's to come, expect the unexpected.

Jones, Gustafson share lead

A wide open season resumes

Dixon leads Harrington by one stoke

Ramirez breaks rules, sent down

Ramirez breaks rules, sent down

Jackets avenge shutout

Teammates stay close to home

Gnats humble starter

Augusta's 'Lightfoot' sluggers all aimed high
If they ever invent time machines, it would be interesting to go back to Augusta in the 1870s and watch the boys playing baseball at Telfair and Seventh (then called McIntosh) streets.

Pump `N Shop suspect arrested on unrelated charges
Police have arrested the second of three men sought in connection with the April 30 slaying of Pump 'N Shop worker Margaret King.

Augusta will miss Buchholz but grow because of his legacy
Augusta recently lost a true friend. Lt. Gen. Doug Buchholz finally lost his battle with leukemia. John Vigna, Evans, Ga.

Editorial incongruous with headline

Clinton's legacy pales in comparison to Bush's
It seems every time I open the editorial page of The Chronicle some Democrat has written in to tell us what a horrible leader President George W. Bush is. Scott Bedgood, Martinez, Ga.

Remains steadfast to 1956 flag

High player salaries may contribute to decline in fan turnout
Atlanta Braves outfielder Chipper Jones is an idiot. In your April 29 Associated Press article, "Major league crowds decline," Mr. Jones whines, "I just think ticket prices have gotten so outlandish, it's tough for a family of four to come watch their team play." Justen Wonderly, Evans, Ga.

School board proposal on spending frivolous

Respects stance on declining culture

Respects stance on declining culture
Bravo for Sharon Smith in her guest column on May 1, "Shopping center images compromise youths' ethics." Her words are articulate and poignant and, most of all, 100 percent true. Jim Long, North Augusta, S.C.

Clinton's legacy pales in comparison to Bush's

Remains steadfast to 1956 flag
I saw your comments about the vote on the state flag (April 29 editorial, "The right flag choice") and decided not to participate. The flag that will fly at my house and the one on the front of my vehicle will be the 1956 version.

School system should be helped with costs

Augusta will miss Buchholz but grow because of his legacy

Rally in support of Augusta Mini Theater
The Augusta Mini Theater has been and should continue to be a positive force for the theatrical expression of life's lessons. My heart aches with the knowledge that this worthy organization has been cut from our state's budget. Organized primarily to serve minority youth, Tyrone Butler and his staff have inspired their students to dream of goals which transcend their present circumstances. Pastor Melvin Lowry, Augusta

Bring troops home, keep bases open

Bring troops home, keep bases open
Incongruous? You bet. With all the hype about homeland security, why even think about closing military bases? Simply bring our overseas troops home from places like France, Germany, Japan, Okinawa and South Korea. They could man the bases at home and provide security here.

School system should be helped with costs
As a member of the Aiken County Board of Education, I am growing more concerned about our education problems. I support the belief that a parent should have the right to send his child to any school he chooses. Larry Murphy, Clearwater, S.C.

Editorial has auto accusations wrong

Editorial incongruous with headline
I read your May 1 editorial, "Behind the 'massacre,"' with interest and approval. In it you said, "The truth is, American forces would not fire on a group without first being fired upon." Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

Team spirit at A.R. Johnson needs rebuilding
As a concerned parent of a student at A.R. Johnson Magnet School, I would like to comment on the letters written with praise for Principal Dorothy Gandy. I am sure the writers have witnessed all of the positive things they have stated about Dr. Gandy. They are very lucky to have experienced such positive relationships with her. Parents and students who are speaking out against the teacher transfers have not had such positive experiences. Greg Cowart, Augusta

Editorial has auto accusations wrong
Regarding your May 5 editorial, "Crazy John's Autos": Don't know much about cars, do you? Ford Crown Victoria is a "luxury" car? You're joking, right? For a cost of $25,000 and "loaded with options"? Not a bad deal. Bill Harding, Evans, Ga.

Baffled by renewed search for general manager of Coliseum
I am a retired public assembly facility executive. I spent 32 years in a variety of cities and public assembly facilities prior to my retirement in July of 2001. I received my Certified Facilities Executive designation many years ago. A.C. Chapman, Hurricane, W.Va.

School board proposal on spending frivolous
The Richmond County School Board must certainly be a well-educated group and cognizant of community needs. Their recent proposal to uproot families on Laney Walker and build a stadium is surely a mark of progress. P.C. Santos, Augusta

Book some time

Mom TV

From the editor

Sweating out the summer

Dining Out... with Kids

Family scrapbook

For $795,000, this could be your hometown
Somewhere among all the collectibles, electronics and cars for sale on eBay, there's a little piece of Georgia history.

In the know
Not all shoes are created equal, which means each pair needs to be properly tested before purchase.

Sweating out the summer
Rising temperatures can wreak havoc with an exercise program, but whether you prefer to work out indoors, outdoors, at home or five miles down the street, there's a program right for you.

Winds tear roof off couple's home
MCCORMICK, S.C. - As Harold McConnell stood in his rain-soaked and wind-torn house, he pulled from his pocket a buckeye that a friend had given him Wednesday morning for good luck.

Chambliss says he may sue Senate

Chambliss says he may sue Senate
WASHINGTON - Georgia Republican Saxby Chambliss is considering the extreme measure of suing the U.S. Senate, where he serves, to break a filibuster that has prevented two of President Bush's judicial nominees from getting a confirmation vote.

Panel takes up road development

Drug plan angers patients' advocates

Legal accord will aid school

Across South Carolina

Leader plans to fire guard

Scientist defends hormone research

Beginning of an end
University of South Carolina Aiken graduates make their way to the gymnasium before commencement.

Across South Carolina

Across the southeast
NORFOLK, Va. -Eleven Marines were injured when a piece of munitions exploded in a trash can aboard the USS Saipan in the Persian Gulf, the ship's commanding officer said Thursday.

Panel takes up road development
Two hotly debated development zone issues in Aiken that highlight the city's evolving attitude toward growth are set to make return visits next week before the planning commission.

Former policeman leaves federal prison after acquittal ruling
A former Richmond County sheriff's officer convicted of a federal drug crime walked out of prison a free man Thursday afternoon.

News you can use

Drug plan angers patients' advocates
ATLANTA - A state plan that could lead to new restrictions on prescription drugs would jeopardize health care for 2 million Georgians and cost more than it would save, several patient-advocacy groups charged Thursday.

Woodside firm faces 2nd suit

Douglasville wins for tastiest drink
ATLANTA - If you're looking for the tastiest glass of tap water in Georgia, it will take a bit of a drive before you can quench your thirst.

Police arrest man in clerk's death

Legislators report on session
It took 130 years just to get there.

Servicewoman of the day

News you can use
MAY 9, 1916 If there was any doubt in the minds of the directors of the Atsugua Association that Mr. Casey had brought a great crowd of stage-folk and performers to Augusta for the Atsugua Festival this week, it was dispelled last night by the rehearsal at the hippodrome. The big stage was completed in all details of dressing room, and as soon as it got dark enough to make the spotlights effective, they were turned on and the performers got to work.

Unpopular flag's end nears

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RAVE and a big thank you to whoever found the stroller out at Riverside Park. Thank you for taking care of it and returning it. I was scared that it was gone. I'm glad that there are still some honest people in the world.

Across the area
Police pepper-sprayed a 27-year-old Batesburg, S.C., woman at Augusta Mall after she struggled while being arrested on a charge of shoplifting, a police report states.

Servicewoman of the day
Today's servicewoman of the day is Army Spc. Priscilla Ubando of Long Beach, Calif.

Winds tear roof off couple's home

Woodside firm faces 2nd suit
AIKEN - Another lawsuit has been filed by a Woodside Plantation couple against the company that markets the exclusive gated neighborhood, alleging they paid a hidden 7 percent kickback fee when they purchased their home, according to court documents obtained Thursday.

News you can use
MAY 8, 1905 The YMCA tennis courts on the vacant lot in front of the train depot will be opened Wednesday afternoon, with a number of games between members and their lady friends.

Report's absence threatens funding
McDuffie County risks losing all state money because it has submitted neither a 2001 county audit to the state nor a plan to correct major accounting problems, according to the Georgia auditor.

Uranium oxide begins to leave facility at SRS
AIKEN - A material whose storage at Savannah River Site last year was a target of critics is now on its way out.

Scientist defends hormone research
Even though she suffers from post-menopausal hot flashes, Susan Hendrix isn't about to prescribe herself hormone therapy. One of the principal investigators of a massive study that found hormones increased the risk of breast cancer and heart attack without any real benefit for asymptomatic women, Dr. Hendrix answered some criticism of the study during a lecture Thursday at University Hospital.

Community action agency gives awards

Train fans shrug off wrecks
HINESVILLE, Ga. - Traveling is an adventure, but it's usually safe.

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Former nurses return amid staff shortages
Lucy Hardy looked down at the woman on the operating table at St. Joseph Hospital and held her hand.

Beginning of an end

Police arrest man in clerk's death
Richmond County investigators have arrested an Augusta man in connection with the slaying of Pump N' Shop worker Margaret King and are seeking two other men in the case.

Across Georgia

Community action agency gives awards
Frances Koone, 76, wasn't expecting to win an award Thursday.

Former nurses return amid staff shortages

New flag flies over Georgia
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law Georgia's third flag in two years on Thursday, hoping an end to the bitter, racially tinged debate over the issue will follow.

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VA adopts system to find hospital errors

Counselors say return can test troops

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - The president and chief executive officer of Carolina Investors Inc. says he's received a death threat since his company collapsed in March.

Police search by gas station

Across the area
Someone took a man's platinum and gold wedding band from a bedroom dresser Wednesday evening, an Augusta woman told authorities.

Leader plans to fire guard
The acting director of the Augusta Youth Development Campus plans to fire the guard in charge when two boys had sex in a laundry room almost five months ago.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH -An Amtrak engineer died Wednesday from injuries suffered a day earlier when his train collided with a lumber truck in southeast Georgia.

Former policeman leaves federal prison after acquittal ruling

Uranium oxide begins to leave facility at SRS

Stricken town ponders future
FRANKLIN, Kan. - On Sunday morning, this unincorporated town in southeast Kansas consisted of 155 homes, a civic center and a post office.

String of storms pushes rainfall past normal level

String of storms pushes rainfall past normal level
So far, Augusta's weather for 2003 has been a lot different from 2002.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer apologized Wednesday for a traffic incident in which he was charged with reckless driving.

Counselors say return can test troops
With troops expected to be coming home from Iraq within the next few months, Army staff are preparing for the emotional aftereffects of the war.

VA adopts system to find hospital errors
Working in an emergency department for 10 years means forming tight bonds with colleagues, said LaDonna Jenkins, a licensed practical nurse at the Augusta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. And even though she has seen only one medication error in that time, she knows witnessing an incident also means being put in a tight spot.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RAVE and a big thank you to whoever found the stroller out at Riverside Park. Thank you for taking care of it and returning it. I was scared that it was gone. I'm glad that there are still some honest people in the world.

Police search by gas station
Police combed the area surrounding a Central Avenue Pump 'N Shop gas station Wednesday, lifting manhole covers for evidence in connection to the April 30 shooting death of store clerk Margaret King.

Servicewoman of the day

Legal accord will aid school
Funds not collected from the settlement of class-action lawsuits will bring more than $1 million to the Medical College of Georgia, officials at the institution said.

Stricken town ponders future

Meeting shapes plan for sales tax panel
Members of Augusta's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Citizens Review Committee were looking for a road map Wednesday.

Advice to grads: Overcome setbacks

Servicewoman of the day
Today's servicewoman of the day is Army Sgt. Jahel Jamieson of Anaheim, Calif.

School board alters policy on uniforms
Richmond County pupils in kindergarten through eighth grade will have to adhere to a new dress code in the fall.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT for Bonnie Ruben. You know, there are a lot of missing children here in Augusta, especially in the state of Georgia. Bonnie Ruben needs to get over the missing bonsai trees and focus on more pertinent issues.

Advice to grads: Overcome setbacks
Graduation is not only for young twenty-somethings.

DOE pulls school buses to fix welding defects
School officials pulled 28 buses from Aiken and Edgefield county roadways Wednesday after South Carolina Department of Education mechanics found welding defects in the roofs of more than 280 vehicles across the state.

Across the southeast

Unpopular flag's end nears
ATLANTA - Georgia's flag was called a political masterstroke when it was adopted in 2001 to replace a banner dominated by the Confederate battle cross.

School board alters policy on uniforms

New flag flies over Georgia

Athens' mayor to endorse rent rule
ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County commissioners approved a hotly debated rental registration ordinance 6-4 this week after receiving more than 16 hours of public input in recent weeks, both for and against the ordinance.

Across Georgia
AVONDALE ESTATES -After the Avondale Estates Historic Preservation Commission rejected Stan Pike's plan to add a rounded front stoop to a house he's renovating, he staged a painted protest.

Report's absence threatens funding

World dominates U.S. players
It is sponsored by a Japanese company that sells green barley water and is the only LPGA Tour event that includes the word "international" in its title.

Commissioner is committing no crime
Absent the regular doses of substance abuse by players, frequent incidents of off-field violence, ramifications of a free-agent economy or salary-cap system, periodic accusations of antitrust and collusion or a good old-fashioned recruiting or game-fixing scandal, golf can be a pretty dull sport when it comes to juicy issues.

There's more to a movie than images on screen
We watched Cool Hand Luke on television the other day. I hadn't seen the movie in many years, and as it neared its end, I got up and turned off the set. That was the way I saw the film the first time, and it seemed only right.

At the movies: 'Daddy Day Care'

At the movies: 'A Mighty Wind'

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, check out augusta.com/movies.

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Mini reviews

At the movies: 'A Mighty Wind'
Old folkies never die. They just get mercilessly mocked by Christopher Guest and company.

At the movies: 'Daddy Day Care'
Running a day care center is far from an inspired outlet for Eddie Murphy's comic talents, but he's done much worse than "Daddy Day Care," a cheerful and intermittently amusing entry in his library of innocuous family comedies.

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JUST OUT: Extreme Ops, Catch Me If You Can and Borderline

Area couple is in perfect harmony

Area couple is in perfect harmony
Sitting in the solitude of a South Carolina thicket, 200 feet off a rutted gravel road, it takes a good set of directions and a little luck to locate the Reily home. It's a tranquil place, where birdsong competes with the string-section squeal of crickets at night.

Park hired at Richard Childress Racing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Steve Park was hired Thursday to drive for Richard Childress Racing, the same team that fielded cars for the late Dale Earnhardt.

Q&A with Kim Wood

Multi-car owners turning NASCAR into team sport
ATLANTA - Rick Hendrick wasn't the first car owner to have more than one race team. But just about everyone on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series now agrees he's the first to make it work.

Q&A with Kim Wood
ATLANTA - In honor of Mother's Day, Kim Wood, daughter of Wood Brothers Racing founder Glen Wood and sister to current car owners Len and Eddie Wood, talks about her mother's role in racing. Bernece Wood saw the sport evolve from its ban on women in the garage area to women drivers and car owners.

Nadeau upgraded to fair
RICHMOND, Va. -- Jerry Nadeau was upgraded to fair condition and moved out of the intensive care unit Thursday, six days after he was critically injured in a crash at Richmond International Raceway.

Racing facts - Charter Pipeline 250

Hattori released from hospital
INDIANAPOLIS -- Shigeaki Hattori was released from the hospital Thursday, two days after crashing during practice for the Indianapolis 500.

Owners seeking drivers

Multi-car owners turning NASCAR into team sport

Hattori released from hospital

Racing facts - Charter Pipeline 250
Here are facts about this weekend's Charter Pipeline 250 race.

Owners seeking drivers
ATLANTA - All of a sudden it's a driver's market on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

Nadeau upgraded to fair

Bush lifts U.S. sanctions on Iraq
WASHINGTON -- President Bush suspended U.S. sanctions against the old government of Iraq on Wednesday and prodded the U.N. Security Council to do the same. "No country in good conscience can support using sanctions to hold back the hopes of the Iraqi people," Bush said.

Snow doesn't intend for backups to steal show
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Eric Snow doesn't plan on seeing two backup point guards become the featured matchup in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Nets top Celtics

Wallace leads All-Defensive Team

Game-day decision for injured Billups
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Pistons point guard Chauncey Billups might miss Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals because of a sprained left ankle.

Snow doesn't intend for backups to steal show

Stoudemire, Yao head All-Rookie team
NEW YORK -- Rookie of the Year Amare Stoudemire and No. 1 overall draft choice Yao Ming were unanimous choices for the NBA All-Rookie team announced Wednesday.

Pistons defeat 76ers in overtime
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Tayshaun Prince carried the Detroit Pistons in overtime after Chucky Atkins got them there.

Nets top Celtics
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- This time, the New Jersey Nets didn't blow all of their big fourth-quarter lead against the Boston Celtics.

Jordan leaving Wizards
WASHINGTON -- Michael Jordan isn't welcome back with the Washington Wizards, who abruptly dumped him Wednesday because he failed to turn them around in his 3 1/2 seasons on and off the court.

Short-handed Lakers face their biggest challenge

Stoudemire, Yao head All-Rookie team

Game-day decision for injured Billups

Jordan leaving Wizards

Possibility of Jordan in Charlotte would affect Tapscott's role

Possibility of Jordan in Charlotte would affect Tapscott's role
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If Michael Jordan takes a job with Charlotte's NBA expansion team, he would run basketball operations - a job originally earmarked for top executive Ed Tapscott.

Short-handed Lakers face their biggest challenge
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant loves a challenge - always has, always will.

Wallace leads All-Defensive Team
NEW YORK -- Detroit's Ben Wallace and San Antonio's Tim Duncan led the NBA All-Defensive team announced Thursday.

Michigan banned from postseason, loses scholarships
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's basketball team was barred from the next postseason and put on 3 1/2 years probation by the NCAA on Thursday for rules violations dating to the Fab Five era.

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Miss Mamie Morgan (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Evans (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Edwards (WHITE PLAINS, Ga.)

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Reasonable proposal to fix S.C. fiscal crisis
WE HAVE THE great benefit in South Carolina of a new and progressive "Think Tank" which is private, non-profit, non-partisan and independent. This organization is the Palmetto Institute. In the fall of 2002 the institute published an economic analysis of South Carolina; if you have not read this document you owe it to yourself to get a copy.

Reasonable proposal to fix S.C. fiscal crisis
WE HAVE THE great benefit in South Carolina of a new and progressive "Think Tank" which is private, non-profit, non-partisan and independent. This organization is the Palmetto Institute. In the fall of 2002 the institute published an economic analysis of South Carolina; if you have not read this document you owe it to yourself to get a copy.

Capriati advances to third round of German Open

Clijsters, Capriati advance to quarterfinals at German Open

Hephzibah sophomore ready for next challenge

Overtime

Suit alleges death threats, bribery by Don King in Mike Tyson scheme

Roddick loses at Italian Open

Overtime

Empire Maker will pass on Preakness, Belmont next up

Prep athletes of the week

Athletes pull double duty

Roddick loses at Italian Open
ROME -- Andy Roddick was eliminated from the Italian Open on Wednesday, losing to Dutch qualifier Martin Verkerk 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-4 in the second round.

Clijsters, Capriati advance to quarterfinals at German Open
By ROY KAMMERER Associated Press

Prep athletes of the week
Here are profiles of the area prep athletes of the week.

Capriati advances to third round of German Open
BERLIN -- Jennifer Capriati beat Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the German Open's third round.

Overtime
USC Aiken's Scott Usher and Aaron Black finished first and second respectively to help the Pacers capture the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional on Wednesday and advance to the NCAA Tournament.

Athletes pull double duty
Richmond Academy girls coach Corey Tanksley doesn't mind that two of his starters and three of his alternates also play soccer for the Lady Musketeers.

Suit alleges death threats, bribery by Don King in Mike Tyson scheme
Lennox Lewis claims promoter Don King made death threats against one of Mike Tyson's friends and bribed another in an effort to get Tyson to back out of a deal to fight Lewis in a heavyweight title rematch.

Hephzibah sophomore ready for next challenge
Her arms were wild, flailing all around her body. Her torso was much too straight while jumping over the hurdle. And she was getting too much air when her feet left the track.

Kafelnikov enjoys tennis again
ROME -- Still working his way back from a leg injury, Yevgeny Kafelnikov knocked off third-seeded Carlos Moya 6-4, 7-6 (4) Thursday to reach the Italian Open quarterfinals.

China leaves world volleyball league amid SARS fears
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- China pulled out of the world volleyball league because of the SARS virus.

Empire Maker will pass on Preakness, Belmont next up
The final decision is in - Kentucky Derby runner-up Empire Maker will skip the Preakness next week and return for the Belmont Stakes on June 7.

Overtime
Augusta's Cortland Lowe shot 66 on Tuesday to advance to the sectional qualifying stage for the U.S. Open.

Rotary honors area's best
Laney's J.K. Sabb and Katie Sutherland of Greenbrier were named the top male and female high school athletes Thursday night at the Augusta West and Augusta South Rotary Clubs' annual Sports Award Banquet.

Rejection led to long music career

Rejection led to long music career
Legendary bluegrass musician Mac Wiseman was not thinking about being an entertainer when he was in high school in the 1940s.

World dominates U.S. players

Commissioner is committing no crime

Director deserves curtain call

'Fox & Friends' ignites the morning on Fox News Channel

Steelworkers join protest against 'The Real Beverly Hillbillies'

'Fox & Friends' ignites the morning on Fox News Channel
NEW YORK -- "Fox & Friends," which airs on Fox News Channel from 7 to 9 a.m. EDT, stands apart from CNN's "American Morning" and the broadcast networks' breakfast fare: NBC's "Today," ABC's "Good Morning America" and CBS' also-ran "Early Show."

Steelworkers join protest against 'The Real Beverly Hillbillies'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The United Steelworkers of America has joined the protest against CBS' plans for the reality TV series "The Real Beverly Hillbillies."

Bill Gates meets with journalist Bill Moyers on his PBS newsmagazine 'Now'
NEW YORK -- This week on his newsmagazine show, Bill Moyers interviews Bill Gates.

Bill Gates meets with journalist Bill Moyers on his PBS newsmagazine 'Now'

Entertainment briefs

Club calendar

Applause calendar

Entertainment briefs

Mother's Day Brunch

Director deserves curtain call
Movie directors come in a variety of flavors. Some are visualists, concerned with concocting exotic eye candy for eager audiences.

SARS death rate is double previous estimates
LONDON -- The overall death rate from SARS worldwide is about 15 percent - double previous estimates - according to the first in-depth global analysis by the World Health Organization.

SARS death rate is double previous estimates

Ad campaign claims cigarette tax hikes help mobsters

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Nude models at art college have union vote