Guided by their science cousins, art museums offer hands-on thrills
Guided by their science cousins, art museums offer hands-on thrills

Children's Theatre Company basks in Tony recognition

'Meshugah,' based on an Isaac Bashevis Singer novel, comes to off-Broadway
NEW YORK -- Three Jewish emigres who come to New York in the 1950s are the focus of "Meshugah," a new play based on a novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer. It opens May 15 at the Kirk Theatre on West 42nd Street.

Children's Theatre Company basks in Tony recognition
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Children's Theatre Company is enjoying a storybook season.

'Meshugah,' based on an Isaac Bashevis Singer novel, comes to off-Broadway

Rafael Palmeiro hits 500th home run

Singular journey got Palmeiro on road to 500 homers

Singular journey got Palmeiro on road to 500 homers
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rafael Palmeiro needed years of work to transform himself into a power hitter.

Rafael Palmeiro hits 500th home run
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas slugger Rafael Palmeiro hit his 500th home run with a three-run shot in the seventh inning against Cleveland on Sunday, becoming the 19th player ever and second this season to reach the milestone.

Life was hard way back in the good old days

Odds and Ends
SANDUSKY, Ohio -- People waited so long to ride the world's tallest roller coaster that workers at Cedar Point Amusement Park organized bathroom breaks.

Whites-only prom held in second Georgia county
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. -- Students at Johnson County High School maintained their tradition this year of having separate, private proms for whites and blacks.

Woman charged with using perfume to hurt husband
STUART, Fla. -- A woman was arrested for dousing herself with perfume, spraying the house with bug killer and disinfectant, and burning scented candles in an attempt to seriously injure her chemically sensitive husband, prosecutors said.

Braves rally to beat Dodgers
LOS ANGELES -- Javy Lopez hit a three-run homer and Gary Sheffield added a two-run double as the Atlanta Braves scored seven runs in the ninth inning to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-4 Monday night.

Lopez finds groove against Giants

Braves rally to beat Dodgers

Lopez finds groove against Giants
ATLANTA - Javy Lopez, who batted .207 in April last year and followed it with a .237 average in May, doesn't want to hear about another slow start.

Braves redeem last fall
ATLANTA - They will play more than three months and 88 games before the schedule maker gives them a chance to meet again.

Braves redeem last fall

Tobaccoland to close on Broad

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Tobaccoland to close on Broad
After years of watching customer traffic decrease, one downtown business owner is snuffing out her shop.

Outfitters cater to baby boomers with travel
Outfitters cater to baby boomers with travel

Crackdown needed in companies' pressure on analysts

Around the watercooler
GENDER DIFFERENCES: Men and women differ markedly when it comes to their assessments of working conditions and career advancement opportunities, according to a survey by an Internet job search site.

Crackdown needed in companies' pressure on analysts
NEW YORK -- The cleanup of stock research won't be complete until companies stop using bully tactics to control the ratings and reviews they get from analysts.

Airline to buy at least 170 jets
ARLINGTON, Va. - US Airways signed deals with two jet-plane manufacturers to buy at least 170 and possibly as many as 550 regional jets from Canada-based Bombardier Aerospace and Brazil-based Embraer.

Outfitters cater to baby boomers with travel

Professionals keep body graphics out of office to compete for jobs

Stocks rally higher again, building on weeks of big gains

Stocks rally higher again, building on weeks of big gains
NEW YORK -- Wall Street extended its big rally Monday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials up 122 points despite the absence of economic or earnings news to guide investors.

Professionals keep body graphics out of office to compete for jobs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The inside of John Kosakowski's leg is glowing.

Airline to buy at least 170 jets

Clemson tops North Carolina

Clemson tops North Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Brad McCann scored two runs to lead Clemson to a 5-2 victory against North Carolina Monday.

Clemson rallies to beat North Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Garrick Evans hit a double to bring in the game-winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning as Clemson beat North Carolina 5-4 on Sunday.

Price's sons reassigned within athletic department

Price appeals his firing as Alabama football coach
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mike Price, fired as Alabama's football coach in the wake of a trip to a topless bar in Florida, is appealing his termination, The Tuscaloosa News reported Monday.

Price's sons reassigned within athletic department
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama assistant football coaches Eric and Aaron Price, sons of fired head coach Mike Price, have been reassigned within the athletic department.

Lawyers spoil fun

No apologies

No apologies
Since Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein's regime was brought down several weeks ago, U.S. and coalition forces have found telltale signs of weapons of mass destruction, such as mobile labs, but not the chemical and biological mother-lode that many people thought would be found by now.

Oreos: Illegal substance?

Fed's historic shift
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan, often cited as the second most powerful person in the nation behind the president, and his central bank colleagues made history last week.

New sheriff for Aiken
Aiken County voters signaled in last month's GOP primary that they want a change in the Sheriff's Department when they overwhelmingly favored Aiken Public Safety Department Lt. Mike Hunt over interim Sheriff Jody Rowland, a protege of Howard Sellers. Sellers resigned in midterm to take a Homeland Security post.

Oreos: Illegal substance?
A car drives slowly up the darkened city street. It stops, and a man comes out of the shadows, handing the driver a package in return for money.

Fed's historic shift

Lawyers spoil fun
Families and kids who found summertime fun and enjoyment each year at the Krystal River Water Park in Evans will have to find somewhere else to cool off in the months ahead.

It's time for a visit
It seems to be a characteristic of human nature that people will travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles to visit tourist attractions in other states or nations while ignoring those in their own hometown.

That was the week that was
Entertainment highlights during the week of May 11-17

Should I sign up for my employer's college savings plan?
Q. My company recently began offering a 529 College Savings Plan to employees as a voluntary benefit. With so many of these plans out there, does signing up for the one available through my employer make sense?

Mutual fund investors unlikely to see much - or any - settlement money
NEW YORK -- Mutual fund shareholders who lost money on stocks that analysts pumped up in the late 1990s bull market might be hoping for a share of an investor restitution pool, but they should prepare themselves: They're likely to get nothing.

Mutual fund investors unlikely to see much - or any - settlement money

Should I sign up for my employer's college savings plan?

Jackets keeping familiar refrain
The Augusta GreenJackets reached the quarter pole of the season Sunday afternoon. Game 35 of the 140-game South Atlantic League schedule wasn't much different than the first 34. The Jackets battled and played well in spurts, but came up short in the end, falling 8-5 to the Charleston RiverDogs.

Jones wins at Mount Vintage

Singh doesn't want Annika on PGA Tour
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Vijay Singh believes Annika Sorenstam has no business playing in the Colonial next week, and he would withdraw if he gets paired with her.

Toms wins despite sloppy finish

Musketeers win state golf title

Jones uses experience to win
After 21 years and 509 tournaments on the LPGA Tour, Rosie Jones knows how to hold a lead.

Jones uses experience to win

Woods skipping Colonial, will play twice before U.S. Open
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- Tiger Woods is skipping the Colonial, and will likely go to the U.S. Open having played only two tournaments since the Masters.

Purse for U.S. Open rises to $6 million
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- The purse for this year's U.S. Open will be $6 million, a $500,000 increase.

Ace as a mom and golfer
It was a nice Mother's Day exchange between Danielle Ammaccapane and her 3-year-old daughter, Laura.

Kane is willing, not able
Lorie Kane is passing up the opportunity to follow in Annika Sorenstam's footsteps and see how she measures up against male professional golfers.

Runner-up gets handsome re-Ward
When you've missed four cuts in seven events and your best finish is a tie for 31st, second place is something much more than second rate.

Runner-up gets handsome re-Ward

Sorenstam wins Nichirei Cup
TOKYO -- Annika Sorenstam got what she wanted: a win before facing the men in the PGA Tour's Colonial.

Musketeers win state golf title
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - Richmond Academy ended the state's biggest high school golf dynasty Monday at the Class AAA state championship.

Casey wins in England by four strokes
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England -- Former Arizona State star Paul Casey won in his home country Sunday, capturing the final Benson and Hedges International by four strokes after shooting a 1-under-par 71.

Casey wins in England by four strokes

Toms wins despite sloppy finish
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- David Toms did everything so well for 71 holes that he could have made a quintuple-bogey 9 on the last hole Sunday and still won the Wachovia Championship.

Singh doesn't want Annika on PGA Tour

Irwin beats Watson in playoff
AUSTIN, Texas -- A whiff, a triple bogey and a playoff. What a way for Hale Irwin to win the inaugural Kinko's Classic.

Sorenstam wins Nichirei Cup

Jones wins at Mount Vintage
The losing streak is over. Not just for American golfers on the LPGA Tour, but for Rosie Jones, a wire-to-wire winner in the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship on Sunday.

Woods skipping Colonial, will play twice before U.S. Open

Jackets keeping familiar refrain

Life was hard way back in the good old days
Kids today don't know how good they have it, despite the fact that we keep reminding them.

Police seek leads in teen's murder
A 16-year-old Augusta boy was killed as a result of an overnight shooting on Old Savannah Road, and police were struggling this morning to find witnesses.

State representatives deserve our thanks
I write to commend the outstanding work of our state representatives who helped to defeat one of the worst stealing bills ever introduced in the Georgia legislature. Sam Booher, Martinez, Ga.

Leave editorials to the editorial page

What makes Peterson case so special?

State representatives deserve our thanks

U.S. needs to be honest with us about Iraq
Now that President George W. Bush has declared war hostilities are over and the rebuilding process has begun, let's look at rhetoric that seemed, at best, disingenuous. Robert "Tunk" Martin, Edgefield, S.C.

U.S. needs to be honest with us about Iraq

Goodwill Industries invests in the economy
Families across North America are facing tough times as unemployment rates rise to their highest levels in years. At Goodwill Industries, we know that the most effective way to help people is by providing them with the means to earn a paycheck and support their families long term. James K. Stiff, Augusta

NASA story of worm is unbelievable

Goodwill Industries invests in the economy

Leave editorials to the editorial page
I take issue with the lead headline ("Governor loses some support") in the May 5 Augusta Chronicle. Kirk P. Stiles, Augusta

What makes Peterson case so special?
I feel that the televised memorial for Laci Peterson is a slap in the face to all the other victims of violent crime and those left behind. What made this case so much more special than all the others? Nothing! Donald Sterling, Augusta

NASA story of worm is unbelievable
On Page 2A of the May 1 Chronicle in the Daily Briefing, there was a piece that stated that hundreds of worms being used in a science experiment aboard the space shuttle Columbia have been found alive in the wreckage. Arnold J. Throckmorton, Hephzibah, Ga.

Much of historic downtown Augusta being lost
Recently I sent a letter to Augusta Mayor Bob Young inquiring about the demolition of the old Barrett Plumbing Supply warehouse. There is a little alley that runs beside the Barrett building and the one next to it, connecting Broad Street with Reynolds Street.Curtis D. Choplin, North Augusta, S.C.

Green tea: Myth or Magic?

In the know

In the know
Not all sunscreens protect equally, even when they have the same SPF number. A recent study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (January 2003, pages 65-71) stated that "Sunscreens are widely advocated to protect against skin cancer but if they offer insufficient protection, they may inadvertently increase skin cancer risk"

Green tea: Myth or Magic?
Green tea has been found to be part of a healthy diet, but green tea and green tea extracts are found in a variety of products as well. It can be found in vitamins, weight-loss supplements, dishwashing liquid, perfumes and lotions - even hair restorative processes.

Lawyers say jury's retardation decision unfair
ATLANTA - An attorney for a man convicted of murder and rape told the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday that proving mental retardation was made too difficult by the crime details that prosecutors presented.

Urban sprawl threatens forest
The urban forest of Augusta is a medley of oaks, elms and cypresses.

Lawyers say jury's retardation decision unfair

Aiken council OKs draft budget

Across the area

Augusta group wins humanities award

Across the area

Growth inflicts blow to budget

Murder charges put aside

Deputies hurt during arrest

Owners told to stay up to code
The culprit in a massive building collapse at Sixth and Broad streets was likely a leaky roof, and the city's lead inspector says he suspects many more downtown buildings are weathering similar problems.

Augusta to meter raw water

Rants and Raves
THE REASON PEOPLE do not go to schoolteachers with problems is because they will hide problems from the school board. I had this happen to me and my daughter when she was assaulted by one of the teacher's pets.

News you can use

Rants and Raves
MARION WILLIAMS wins the "Ringy-Dingy" award. This honorary achievement was bestowed on Mr. Williams by directory assistance operators nationwide. Lily Tomlin, alias Ernestine the telephone operator, gave him the award during a cell conference call last week. Mr. "Busy-Signal" Williams wanted it noted that he is the first firefighter/commissioner to achieve this coveted honor. Prizes included the naming of a cell tower in his honor, two carrying cases for both cell phones, one roll of quarters in case batteries fail and one carrier pigeon, cage included. Asked to comment about his award, Mr. Williams said, "Can you hear me now?"

Across South Carolina

Restaurant fire causes setback
An electrical problem was blamed for sparking a fire Monday that forced the Bombay Central Indian restaurant in Augusta to close for a few weeks.

Rants and Raves
MARION WILLIAMS wins the "Ringy-Dingy" award. This honorary achievement was bestowed on Mr. Williams by directory assistance operators nationwide. Lily Tomlin, alias Ernestine the telephone operator, gave him the award during a cell conference call last week. Mr. "Busy-Signal" Williams wanted it noted that he is the first firefighter/commissioner to achieve this coveted honor. Prizes included the naming of a cell tower in his honor, two carrying cases for both cell phones, one roll of quarters in case batteries fail and one carrier pigeon, cage included. Asked to comment about his award, Mr. Williams said, "Can you hear me now?"

Satcher speaks in Augusta on health

Across South Carolina

Owners told to stay up to code

Servicewoman of the day

Deputies hurt during arrest
An Augusta man wanted in connection with the assault of a business owner and his wife injured two sheriff's deputies when they tried to arrest him Sunday night, police said.

Mother's day gift leaves family stranded
What started out as a leisurely afternoon boat ride on Mother's Day turned into an emergency for a Hephzibah family.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -The state Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man sentenced to death after he was convicted of fatally beating and shooting an Horry County police officer three years ago.

Mothers enjoy jazz at library
Some children take their mothers out to eat at a restaurant on Mother's Day.

Soldier accused in sex assault

Woman deters robbery attempt
Authorities said a Martinez woman thwarted an armed robbery attempt early Sunday by telling the would-be robber she had no money.

Correction
A story in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have stated that Jackie Boatwright was a constituent in Georgia Senate District 22.

WWII hero to receive medals

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Army Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Gordon III of Petersburg, Va.

Murder charges put aside
Prosecutors have decided not to pursue murder charges against the mother of a baby who investigators say died of child abuse.

Committee sees fire study draft
Columbia County Administrator Steve Szablewski wanted to be very clear Monday night: The copy of the revised fire services study he was presenting was just a draft.

Across the southeast

Aiken council OKs draft budget
The Aiken City Council begrudgingly gave preliminary approval Monday night to an upcoming fiscal budget complete with four fee increases that officials say are needed to offset declining revenues.

Across the area
A man posing as a computer technician stole 800 hydrocodone pills from two CVS Pharmacy stores in North Augusta, police said.

Correction

Towns feel less pain from cuts
AIKEN - Small towns in Aiken County have avoided the hard hit of the state's budget crisis that has devastated school budgets across South Carolina because fees for basic services such as water and sewerage have remained robust, local administrators said last week.

Across Georgia

Teachers plan learning trip to the Bahamas
Claire Stracke has a love of language.

Urban sprawl threatens forest

Course is early start to college
Geoffrey Shealy plans to major in industrial design and business management at Georgia Tech.

Serviceman of the day

Servicewoman of the day
Today's servicewoman of the day is Army Sgt. 1st Class Angela Jiles of Houston.

Consultants scout north side

News you can use
MAY 12, 1947 An unidentified man in a soldier's uniform was being sought by police in connection with the beating of a woman in a downtown hotel early Sunday, the second such incident within a week.

Doctor speaks on biohazards
It was a pointed question for an expert on biological agents.

Across the southeast
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -Police arrested a man Sunday in connection with a dormitory fire that killed a student who was found a week ago with stab wounds in her burning room at Western Kentucky University.

Augusta to meter raw water
A change in state oversight and the addition of a raw water line in west Augusta should bring big dividends for the city's utilities department.

Slain officer's Klan connections come under debate
AIKEN - Almost eight decades after he was killed by a shotgun blast, former Aiken County Sheriff Henry Hampton "Bud" Howard is receiving honors customarily bestowed upon a lawman killed in the line of duty.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The highest-ranking official under former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell was sentenced Monday to 46 months in a federal prison for taking more than $70,000 in bribes while working for the city.

High expectations await sheriff
AIKEN - Whoever wins Tuesday's election to become Aiken County's next sheriff will face an immediate tug-of-war between the hard reality of budget constraints and the high expectations of everyone from residents to small-town police chiefs.

Across the area
A sixth-grader at Evans Middle School was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with possession of a weapon on school property. School officials said they found a pellet gun in his book bag.

WWII hero to receive medals
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - When Royce Hall left the Navy after World War II, he wasn't looking for awards and glory for fighting in the South Pacific. He was looking for a job.

Slain officer's Klan connections come under debate

Augusta Hotel's collapse stirs wrecking bill queries
The sudden collapse of the old Augusta Hotel on Saturday and the hurried decision to demolish the front portion has sparked finger-pointing over who will pay the tab.

Teachers plan learning trip to the Bahamas

Mother is charged with child cruelty

Mother is charged with child cruelty
An Augusta mother was charged Sunday with child cruelty, accused of beating her 7-year-old son with an electrical cord, a sheriff's investigator said.

Course is early start to college

Augusta group wins humanities award
ATLANTA - A group dedicated to preserving Augusta's past earned the state's top award for the humanities Monday.

Mothers enjoy jazz at library

Consultants scout north side
AIKEN - City officials and residents from the Toole Hill neighborhood mingled Monday with planning consultants hired to help refurbish the area, one of the first tangible signs that rebuilding and rehabilitating Aiken's once-forgotten north side will soon begin.

Augusta Hotel's collapse stirs wrecking bill queries

News you can use
MAY 13, 1955 THOMSON, Ga. - Members of the McDuffie County Sheriff's Department and state revenue agents captured two men and destroyed a 100-gallon liquor still yesterday.

News you can use

Growth inflicts blow to budget
AIKEN - At a time when the Aiken County school board is asking taxpayers for the second double-digit millage increase in the past two years, it has approved the expansion of one of its charter schools. The move will leave a big hole in a budget that administrators have struggled to fill.

Towns feel less pain from cuts

Soldier accused in sex assault
The case of a Fort Gordon soldier charged with raping another soldier during a weekend party at an Augusta hotel is the latest in a string of arrests involving military men and women from the post.

Rants and Raves
THE REASON PEOPLE do not go to schoolteachers with problems is because they will hide problems from the school board. I had this happen to me and my daughter when she was assaulted by one of the teacher's pets.

Augusta group wins humanities award
ATLANTA - A group dedicated to preserving Augusta's past earned the state's top award for the humanities Monday.

Satcher speaks in Augusta on health
If Dr. David Satcher looks comfortable in Springfield Baptist Church, it is only natural.

Across Georgia
NEWNAN -Cocaine worth $1 million was found hidden behind an air bag in a trap door of a car traveling on Interstate 85, police said.

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG -Gov. Mark Sanford called on graduates of South Carolina State University to help end a "crisis in leadership."

High expectations await sheriff

Foreign streak is shattered - again
After one champion few had ever heard of before or since and another not quite familiar enough to have her named spelled correctly in her preferred parking space, there should be no problem remembering who won the third Asahi Ryokuken International Championship at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club.

Eminem bars Weird Al from making video
NEW YORK -- Eminem may poke fun at himself in videos, but he doesn't want "Weird Al" Yankovic doing it.

Record companies re-releasing relatively new CDs with new material

Deana Carter returns to charts with new album, video

Eminem bars Weird Al from making video

Appeals court reinstates part of Parks' lawsuit against rap group

Record companies re-releasing relatively new CDs with new material
NEW YORK -- Before rushing out to buy the latest disc from your favorite artist, you might want to wait for the "new and improved" version.

Deana Carter returns to charts with new album, video
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Five years is a long sabbatical in a business where careers rise and fall with the music charts.

Appeals court reinstates part of Parks' lawsuit against rap group
DETROIT -- An appeals court has reinstated parts of a lawsuit brought by civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks against a rap group she accuses of misusing her name in a song title.

Formula One star caught speeding
TOULON, France -- Juan Pablo Montoya was caught speeding on a French highway at nearly 128 mph. His driver's license was suspended but he will be able to race this season in Formula One.

Gordon off to Winston Cup before returning to Indy

Castroneves wins Indy 500 pole
INDIANAPOLIS -- Helio Castroneves wiped away tears of joy Sunday after he reached yet another goal at the Indianapolis 500.

Gordon off to Winston Cup before returning to Indy
INDIANAPOLIS -- Robby Gordon spent little time celebrating his position on the front row of the Indianapolis 500. After all, he had another race on another series to prepare for.

Bourdais wins second straight CART race
KLETTWITZ, Germany -- Sebastien Bourdais is proving to be a fast learner.

Zanardi finishes his 13 laps after 20-month 'pit stop'

Castroneves wins Indy 500 pole

Bourdais wins second straight CART race

Zanardi finishes his 13 laps after 20-month 'pit stop'
KLETTWITZ, Germany -- Alex Zanardi completed his 20-month pit stop on Sunday.

Nets sweep Celtics

NBA won't punish Walker for argument with fan

Yao Ming hosts SARS telethon
BEIJING -- Yao Ming played a new role - telethon host.

76ers even series

NBA won't punish Walker for argument with fan
BOSTON -- Celtics forward Antoine Walker avoided punishment by the NBA for confronting a fan during the team's Game 3 loss to New Jersey.

Nets grow closer despite doubt about Kidd

Nets grow closer despite doubt about Kidd
BOSTON -- The Boston fans who tried to distract Jason Kidd by heckling him about a domestic abuse charge have had no discernible impact. The ones who tried to distract him with humor - well, at least they got a smile out of New Jersey coach Byron Scott.

76ers even series
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson's quick feet and smart decisions couldn't be stopped. Making matters worse for Detroit, the Pistons got almost nothing on offense from anyone but Richard Hamilton.

Lakers edge Spurs
LOS ANGELES -- Without coach Phil Jackson, the Los Angeles Lakers turned to their two stars.

Lakers edge Spurs

NBA, police investigating argument between Walker and fan
BOSTON -- Celtics forward Antoine Walker is facing investigations by the NBA and the Boston police after an argument with a fan at the end of Game 3 against New Jersey.

Nets sweep Celtics
BOSTON -- The New Jersey Nets needed 10 extra minutes to avoid another game with the Boston Celtics.

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Mrs. Emma Dozier (AUGUSTA, GA)

Mr. Gene Satcher (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Jake Howard Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Phillip Golden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Berry (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Dessie Watson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Bowersox (AIKEN, S.C.)

Trinity Pate (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Lee Lanier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Marshall (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Miss Annie Sullivan (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Julian Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard King (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Kelker (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Lester Finuf (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edythe Mizereck (PETERSBURG, Fla.)

Mr. Philip Golden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hawthorne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Whiteman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Molnar (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlotte Alexander (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jake Howard Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Chance (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Jacobs (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillian Baldowski (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Devine (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Richard King (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Walker (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bettijo Peace (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Dobrosky (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Cooper (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Johnnie Mack (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Hodges (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Satcher (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Fern Roberson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Emma Dozier (AUGUSTA, GA)

Mr. Eli Riemert (AIKEN, SC)

Mr. Richard Fields (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jerry Joiner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn Ferriter (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Classifications to change

Overtime

Frazier challenging dismissal of lawsuit against Oneida Indian Nation

Thomasville bounces Musketeers out of playoffs

Silver Bluff wins softball opener

Kuerten advances, Paradorn upset in Hamburg

Henin-Hardenne wins German Open

Henin-Hardenne wins German Open
BERLIN -- Justine Henin-Hardenne made a resilient stand at the German Open, winning this event for the second straight year in a gritty performance that showcased her strength on clay courts.

Thomasville bounces Musketeers out of playoffs
The end came in the beginning for Richmond Academy.

Kuerten advances, Paradorn upset in Hamburg
HAMBURG, Germany -- Gustavo Kuerten took a step in reviving his clay-court game, beating Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina 6-2, 6-4 Monday night to reach the second round of the Hamburg Masters.

Classifications to change
As the Georgia High School Association released preliminary enrollment numbers for its 2004-06 realignment last week, the Evans sports programs got a much-needed dose of good news: The Knights will be moved back to Class AAAA.

Overtime
The Augusta Lynx will open the 2003-04 season with a three-game homestand on Oct. 17 against the Florida Everblades.

Frazier challenging dismissal of lawsuit against Oneida Indian Nation
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Joe Frazier is appealing a federal judge's ruling that he cannot sue the Oneida Indian Nation over the unauthorized use of his photograph in a fight promotion.

Santos cleared of wrongdoing in Derby victory
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jockey Jose Santos was cleared Monday of any wrongdoing in riding Funny Cide to victory in the Kentucky Derby.

Silver Bluff wins softball opener
IVA, S.C. - The 200th win in the career of Silver Bluff softball coach Eric Hofstetter was pretty special. No. 201 could be even nicer.

Foreign streak is shattered - again

One last melancholy - and perhaps overdue - journey up 'Dawson's Creek'
NEW YORK -- For a show whose characters cling longingly to the misty, wistful days of youth, nearly everyone involved with "Dawson's Creek" is more than ready to move on.

Katey Sagal's laughter lights up ABC sitcom '8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter'
BURBANK, Calif. -- John Ritter knows why Katey Sagal is his perfect foil: "Katey's got the kind of laugh, once you hear it you'll do everything you can to hear it again."

Reports: Ray Romano to get $1.8 million per episode for 'Everybody Loves Raymond'

High stakes: The Travel Channel bets on poker in prime time
For the Travel Channel, it never seemed like a gamble.

Jay Leno switches jobs with Katie Couric

Swimsuit model Jenna wins 'Survivor: The Amazon'
NEW YORK -- Jenna Morasca outwitted, outplayed and outlasted her rivals to become the newest "Survivor" millionaire.

Reports: Ray Romano to get $1.8 million per episode for 'Everybody Loves Raymond'
LOS ANGELES -- CBS loves "Everybody Loves Raymond" more than ever it seems, reportedly giving star Ray Romano a raise to about $1.8 million an episode next season.

Swimsuit model Jenna wins 'Survivor: The Amazon'

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
When she began the "Today" show as its 25-year-old co-host, Jane Pauley was described by one reporter as looking "like what she once was: A smart sorority girl from Indiana, pretty enough to gain acceptance among the men, but not striking enough to rattle the women in the morning hours of pin curls and frog face." For all this, according to another story, she earned an annual salary "around $70,000."

One last melancholy - and perhaps overdue - journey up 'Dawson's Creek'

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

Katey Sagal's laughter lights up ABC sitcom '8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter'

Jay Leno switches jobs with Katie Couric
Jay Leno talked Mideast peace with Secretary of State Colin Powell, burned rubber in front of Rockefeller Center and of course cracked a few jokes Monday while subbing for Katie Couric as host of NBC's "Today" show.

Gamecocks defeat Alabama

Gamecocks defeat Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Matt Campbell pitched eight strong innings and South Carolina clinched at least a share of the Southeastern Conference East Division title with a 5-1 win over Alabama on Sunday afternoon.

Artist's corner
Jeffrey Blackman, 15, is a freshman at Lucy C. Laney High School. Underground Railroad is a mixed media on canvas and is part of an appliqued quilt. The quilt was part of the History of African American Music exhibit at the Lucy Laney Museum of Black History.

Weird Al can't do Eminem parody

Weird Al can't do Eminem parody
NEW YORK - Eminem may poke fun at himself in videos, but he doesn't want Weird Al Yankovic doing it.

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Band's raw punk sound gives album retro flavor
If The Clash and The Ramones had mixed their musical chromosomes, the result might be My So-Called Band.

Artist's corner

Boyfriend should know of girl's unfaithfulness
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have a boyfriend. Three months ago, I cheated on him. I feel really guilty about it because I really do love him. What happened was just a big mistake, and I don't know how to tell him about it. - 16-year-old Augusta girl.

Teen is on mission to educate people about AIDS
David Keesee first heard the acronym AIDS in eighth grade when a health class speaker talked about the dangers of illicit drug use.

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THE LOVELY BONES

Boyfriend should know of girl's unfaithfulness

Teen is on mission to educate people about AIDS

Your style
THE FACTS: Lisa Washer, 17, a junior at Evans High School

Your style

Era of rockin' female singer has now begun
Name the female lead singers of every rock band. Most likely, you can only come up with a few. Now out of those, which do not screech, scream, or otherwise cause headaches with their "singing?"

Band's raw punk sound gives album retro flavor

Odds and Ends

Whites-only prom held in second Georgia county