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Yanks close on deal for Rodriguez
NEW YORK - Now it's the New York Yankees who are trying to trade for Alex Rodriguez.

Schott in hospital with breathing problems
CINCINNATI -- Reds minority owner Marge Schott was in the hospital Friday and improving while being treated for breathing problems.

Even lowly teams hold out hope
A year ago, after flipping his Mustang on a California highway and somehow surviving the crash with hardly a scratch, a 21-year-old lefty who had never pitched above Class A walked into his first major league camp. He was promptly assigned No. 77.

Even lowly teams hold out hope

Yanks close on deal for Rodriguez

Schott in hospital with breathing problems

Let's find out how well you know your presidents

Sheboygan, Wis., known for brats, rated high for young, wealthy bachelors, too
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Sheboygan, known best for its bratwursts, also is among the top spots in the nation to find young, wealthy bachelors, a new rating says.

Disney worker killed by float at Magic Kingdom
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- A worker dressed as Pluto was killed after being run over by a float during an afternoon parade at Walt Disney World on Wednesday.

Congressional challenger trys to sell out on Web
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A self-proclaimed outsider who's challenging a Central Valley congressman has put his campaign on the virtual auction block.

Odds and Ends
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- Sharon Anderson had no idea what was headed her way on a county road when her car struck and killed a pygmy hippopotamus.

Braves are younger, hungrier

Braves are younger, hungrier
ATLANTA - Unraveling the Da Vinci Code is easier than figuring out who's who in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse these days.

Business calendar
Sunday: Open house for nurses; Augusta State Medical Prison, 3001 Gordon Highway; 2-4 p.m.; tours of the hospital and prison and information packets about employment in the Georgia Correctional Health Care System will be offered; bring a copy of nursing license or current nursing school identification card and a form of photo identification; contact Bertha Mota at (706) 869-7977.

Augusta lacks demographics to draw upscale retailers
High-end electronics retailer HiFi Buys planned to open a store in Augusta a few years ago.

Business briefs

On the move
Patricia Altman has been promoted to branch manager of the Regions Bank North Augusta banking center. The North Augusta resident and Regions employee since 1991 will be responsible for operations and business development at the West Avenue location.

Build a Web site that will sell your product
Building a Web site that not only attracts visitors but also retains and makes long-term customers out of them is tricky for most small businesses.

Appeals court upholds New York state ban on shipment of out-of-state wine

Organizers gear up for recruiting tour

U.S. trade deficit hit record high in 2003
WASHINGTON -- The United States registered a record $489.4 billion trade deficit for 2003 as a rebounding U.S. economy strengthened Americans' appetites for a wide range of foreign-made goods, including cars, clothing and TVs.

Over-50 boomers a rich, mostly untapped market
CHICAGO -- Grandmother or not, Ann Dickerson isn't interested in prescription drugs, medical insurance, RVs or the other products aimed at over-50 consumers.

Organizers gear up for recruiting tour
The Augusta Showcase organizers took a practice tour of the Augusta Canal on Friday as the group put the final touches on its plans to recruit more businesses to the Garden City.

Rebounding CareSouth building for the future
CareSouth Homecare Professionals was created from the ashes of a scandal-ridden company's bankrupt assets, then nearly went bankrupt itself when the government changed how it paid home-health companies a few years ago.

Proposals indicate economic advance
NEW YORK - Comcast Corp.'s bold proposal to take over Walt Disney Co. after a string of mega-deals in the financial, health-care and technology sectors is the latest signal to investors that the nation's economic engines are humming once again.

Business briefs
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT NATIONAL BEDDING CO./SERTA LOCATION: 701 Horizon South Parkway, Grovetown

Judge hampers prosecution on most serious count against Martha Stewart
NEW YORK -- A federal judge dealt a blow Friday to the government's effort to prove that Martha Stewart committed securities fraud when she publicly proclaimed her innocence.

On the move

U.S. trade deficit hit record high in 2003

Judge hampers prosecution on most serious count against Martha Stewart

Proposals indicate economic advance

Business calendar

Kmart sues Stewart for rights

Augusta lacks demographics to draw upscale retailers

Appeals court upholds New York state ban on shipment of out-of-state wine
NEW YORK -- A federal appeals court Thursday upheld a state law that blocks out-of-state wineries from shipping wine directly to New York consumers in a decision that could uncork a battle at the Supreme Court.

Over-50 boomers a rich, mostly untapped market

Kmart sues Stewart for rights
DETROIT - Kmart Corp. is accusing Martha Stewart's company of overcharging it for the exclusive rights to sell housewares and other products bearing the domestic maven's name.

Richmond County property transfers

Business briefs
ST. LOUIS - The corporate parent of the Hardee's restaurant chain said Friday it will shut 28 restaurants and write down the value of the La Salsa Mexican chain it bought in 2002.

Build a Web site that will sell your product

Rebounding CareSouth building for the future

Richmond County property transfers
Richmond County property transfers for Jan. 9-23. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Appreciation ceremony takes mournful tone

Appreciation ceremony takes mournful tone
It was no coincidence that the introductory remarks of Augusta Commissioner and mortician Willie Mays delivered at an appreciation reception last week sounded something like a eulogy.

Myriad of mistakes lead to Tigers' loss

Myriad of mistakes lead to Tigers' loss
Two of the biggest reasons Clemson couldn't upset No. 20 Wake Forest on Thursday - aside from ugly free-throw shooting, porous defense and a career-high 29 points from Demon Deacons guard Justin Gray - were the lack of offensive production from Sharrod Ford and Shawan Robinson.

Bond set at $2,500 for top Miami recruit
MIAMI -- A judge set bond at $2,500 for top Miami recruit Willie Williams, who drew an overflow crowd of supporters Friday for his first court hearing since surrendering on an arrest warrant for allegedly violating probation.

Bond set at $2,500 for top Miami recruit

University says ex-recruiting official used school phone to call escort service
DENVER -- The University of Colorado said Friday that calls were placed to an escort service and singles chat line from a school cell phone once assigned to a football recruiting assistant.

Division III should have new coaching wins leader

Jags' homecoming foes no pushovers

Tennessee's McFadgon keeps shooting, scoring

Gaffe no cause to overreact

Learn from success
The Richmond County School Board has granted Superintendent Charles Larke's request to seek public school charters from the state for two schools - Jenkins-White Elementary and Murphey Middle - that perennially flunk progress standards set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

No more hoops, please
State Rep. Barry Fleming of Columbia County generally does a good job serving his mostly Republican constituency. But, inexplicably, he's pushing hard for a bill that would put the interests of bureaucrats over that of regular citizens, and stifle the free flow of information.

World has a choice

Learn from success

No more hoops, please

Miller time on Senate floor

Gaffe no cause to overreact
Republican state school Superintendent Kathy Cox's silly proposal to delete the word "evolution" from Georgia's science curriculum has triggered an overreaction, if not a power grab, by some Democratic lawmakers.

World has a choice
Imagine being threatened with physical violence for sending a Valentine's Day greeting.

Nuisance suit axed
A nettlesome problem for Gov. Mark Sanford has been resolved in his favor by the South Carolina Supreme Court.

Miller time on Senate floor
Zell Miller has made a name for himself as the most conservative Democrat in the U.S. Senate, perhaps the nation. He has taken his fellow Democrats to task for their less-than-stellar support of the Iraq war, national defense and wasteful spending, and for bashing President George W. Bush, whom he supports for re-election.

People in the News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Dixie Chick Natalie Maines is expecting her second child.

Sandra Bullock feted as Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Actress Sandra Bullock had to show off her dating skills Thursday to earn a shiny, brass pudding pot and the title of Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year.

Consumer confidence, trade deficit weigh down stocks

Be selective before paying more for an actively managed mutual fund

Consumer confidence, trade deficit weigh down stocks
NEW YORK -- A record U.S. trade deficit and a surprising drop in consumer confidence sparked profit-taking on Wall Street Friday, sending stocks lower despite the week's bullish economic news from the Federal Reserve.

Dollar up, gold down in Europe
LONDON -- The U.S. dollar rose Friday against most other major currencies in European trading. Gold prices fell.

Tracking the gap in index fund fees
NEW YORK -- Here's something else to add to that long list of questionable mutual fund practices: The wide range of fees charged for index funds with almost identical products.

Tracking the gap in index fund fees

Getting a loan means laying some groundwork
NEW YORK -- Small business owners wanting to borrow money from a bank or other lender should expect to lay some groundwork long before making a phone call or filling out an application.

How can I pay for transit costs with pre-tax money?

Dollar up, gold down in Europe

How can I pay for transit costs with pre-tax money?
Q: I've heard you can save money by paying for mass transit passes using pre-tax earnings. How can I do that?

Be selective before paying more for an actively managed mutual fund
NEW YORK -- Although most mutual funds saw double-digit gains last year, only 18 percent of actively managed large-cap funds outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 index, Wall Street's most widely watched benchmark.

Getting a loan means laying some groundwork

Virginia guard's lone field goal sinks Georgia Tech
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Todd Billet turned 59 minutes and 5712 seconds of emptiness into 212 seconds of ecstasy with one shot Saturday.

Virginia guard's lone field goal sinks Georgia Tech

Davies beats only one man in ANZ Championship

Davies beats only one man in ANZ Championship
PORT STEPHENS, Australia -- Laura Davies played so poorly in the ANZ Championship, she might not take another shot in a men's event.

Canadian woman aims high from under the radar

Golf capsules

Golf capsules
SAN DIEGO -- His life in constant turmoil off the course, John Daly's game hasn't looked this good since he was holding a claret jug at St. Andrews eight years ago.

Daly poised for another comeback

Singh's top-10 streak flames out at Torrey

Singh's top-10 streak flames out at Torrey
SAN DIEGO -- Vijay Singh's streak of 12 consecutive top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour came to an abrupt end Friday when he missed the cut at the Buick Invitational.

Canadian woman aims high from under the radar
SAN DIEGO -- Isabelle Beisiegel isn't looking for a sponsor's exemption on the PGA Tour, nor does she consider herself part of the trend of women competing against men.

North course suits Taylor
SAN DIEGO - There was plenty of movement up and down the leaderboard Friday at the Buick Invitational.

Daly poised for another comeback
SAN DIEGO -- John Daly is in the lead, and on the verge of another comeback.

North course suits Taylor

Prep basketball scores

Golden Hawks advance

Piniella: Devil Rays will be better this year

Senators sign forward Rob Ray for remainder of season
OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators added some toughness to their lineup Friday, signing free-agent forward Rob Ray for the remainder of the season.

Senators sign forward Rob Ray for remainder of season

Piniella: Devil Rays will be better this year
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Lou Piniella looks over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays roster and likes what he sees.

Let's find out how well you know your presidents
It's the Presidents Day holiday weekend - time for our annual Augusta presidents quiz. Our town has been visited by a large number of chief executives. See how many you can identify.

Draft may be necessary to continue Iraq war
The first letter I wrote to this opinion page was published right about the time President George W. Bush announced victory in Iraq. To me, victory is when our troops are all home safe and sound (which means we have already lost). Jackie Holland, Evans, Ga.

Hunting, conservation article contradictory
In your Feb. 2 Metro article, "Shrinking habitats," I was surprised to read the words "hunting" and "conservation" in the same sentence. To me, the words are totally opposite. Marjorie Bennett Wood, Aiken, S.C.

Parents should be No. 1 role models

Georgia gun report card gets low marks
In 1991, Blacks Against Black Crimes, Inc., identified the easy accessibility of guns as a contributing factor to the epidemic of black-on-black violence. In our efforts to reduce this violence, we joined the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Million Mom March. Barbara Thurmond, Augusta (Editor's note: The writer is founder and president of Blacks Against Black Crimes.)

Spend sales tax money more wisely
Three of the largest requests for Augusta-Richmond County sales tax money are approximately $100 million, then you put all the ministries together and you have another $50 million. The Rev. Grady Brown, Augusta

Hunting, conservation article contradictory

Spend sales tax money more wisely

Parents should be No. 1 role models
In response to those who don't see the Janet Jackson issue as a problem: Ted Housley, Evans, Ga.

No slaughter by North Vietnam as letter said
People who write letters to the editor are, of course, welcome to express their opinions. One would hope the "facts" behind the opinions are accurate. One would also hope that the editors of the newspaper would check for obvious factual errors before allowing a letter to be published. William G. Collins Jr., Aiken, S.C.

Home front

Gastric bypass surgery requires big changes in patient's lifestyle

Berlin B&B: Getting to know the city - and its language

'Love Detector' listens for love

Living briefs

A Valentine's Day journey: Deaf couple now hearing each other's voices

Reuse of old tile is not practical

Gay couples traveling to Canada for Valentine's Day weddings

Chocolate may win the heart scientifically as well as romantically

Students find history, beauty on mundane road

Truman's love letters to wife Bess reveals his softer side

Students find history, beauty on mundane road
SPOKANE, Wash. - Generations of Washington State University students know it as the Vantage Cutoff - the final two-hour segment of a long trip from the state's west side to the college town of Pullman.

Home front
It seems a lot of people don't know that ladders come with duty ratings and weight limits, which means that there is great potential for the ladders to collapse if they are overloaded. Even falls from a few feet can result in severe injury.

Gastric bypass surgery requires big changes in patient's lifestyle
Gastric bypass surgery can be a procedure of last resort and hope for many morbidly obese patients.

A Valentine's Day journey: Deaf couple now hearing each other's voices
MAYWOOD, Ill. -- The young couple sat in the small room, waiting for a click on the computer that would transform their lives.

Berlin B&B: Getting to know the city - and its language
BERLIN -- Each morning, Andrea Huebner leaves a little double-tiered rolling table outside our door, heaped with a coffee pot, cups, saucers, utensils and a hearty breakfast.

Truman's love letters to wife Bess reveals his softer side
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- As president, Harry S. Truman earned the moniker "Give 'Em Hell Harry." As a husband, he might have been better described as a man who gave his wife his heart.

Family keepsakes give home an inviting feel
When Chuck and Rebecca Kerr downsized about eight years ago, they moved into a bare-bones patio home in west Augusta.

Gay couples traveling to Canada for Valentine's Day weddings
NEW YORK -- The relationship started in June 1990 with an argument over money. Frank Jump was a dental office manager, Vincenzo Aiosa a patient with a bill problem. It's been love ever since.

Living briefs
According to a new Junior Achievement poll, 78 percent of teenagers say they are not interested in following their parents' career paths, up from 76 percent last year.

'Love Detector' listens for love
NEW YORK -- Does she love me? Does she even care? Voice-analysis software based on Israeli counterterrorism technology professes to tell you in an instant whether that special someone is interested.

Reuse of old tile is not practical
Q: I plan to remodel our bathroom, and I want to remove the tub and replace it with a shower and a linen closet. The tile extends from tub-to-ceiling. If I could reuse the existing tile there would be more than enough to do the job. Can the tile be removed without cracking it? It is applied with an adhesive on plaster board.

Chocolate may win the heart scientifically as well as romantically
WASHINGTON -- Those chocolates that make your Valentine's heart go pitty-pat may also help keep that heart running longer and stronger.

Generals field victory
It's been said that it's sometimes better to be lucky then good. Well the Augusta Lynx looked good Friday.

Across the area
An Augusta discount store was robbed Saturday afternoon.

Republican map could take away south Georgia votes

Across Georgia
Waiter gets $15,000 over kick in crotch

SRS workers brace for layoffs

Seniors compete in contest

Weather offers extra challenge to riding event

News you can use
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Feb. 14, 1963 Sparks from a coal stove were blamed by fire officials yesterday in the death of an elderly semi-invalid North Augusta woman. Narcissus Forest, about 80, of 5 Notch Road, was found dead about 7 p.m. by firemen answering a call from a passer-by. They found her clothing and mattress on fire.

Presidents day closings

Disorder discovered in new location
A brain disorder that killed at least 25 bald eagles along Thurmond Lake in recent years has been detected in a new Georgia location this winter, according to wildlife authorities who met near Augusta this week.

Democrats to appeal map plan
ATLANTA -- The state will appeal a federal ruling that its state House and Senate maps must be redrawn.

Gangs affect suburban counties
JEFFERSON, Ga. - Deputy Sheriff Charles Timms acknowledges he gets the occasional "cow call" while canvassing his 342-square-mile office.

Parents express outrage over YDC close
Saturday's cold, miserable rain matched the somber mood of parents of youths, soon-to-be former staff members and state officials at the Augusta Youth Development Campus before its impending closure.

Desegregation case is focus of play
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The tin from a farm shed hangs as backdrop; the interplay of its rust and sheen echo the stripes of an American flag.

Group passes on Adams' pay

Ice storm leads to forest disaster in S.C.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The damage from last month's ice storm has led the state forester to declare a forest disaster for the first time in two years, agency spokesman Ken Cabe says.

Leaking drink mix causes postal scare
ATHENS, Ga. - Postal workers in tiny Dillard, Ga., in the northeast part of the state, were understandably concerned when they discovered a package with an Iraqi postmark leaking whitish-gray powder. It didn't help that a strange message was written on the box telling the recipient not to open it.

Sergeant charged and suspended after accused of taking lottery tickets
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A 24-year veteran of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office was suspended without pay after he was charged with stealing lottery tickets while on duty at a grocery store.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are looking for two men who they say broke into the home of a disabled couple in Hephzibah, bound them and stole some property Thursday.

Workshop focuses on domestic abuse
Victims of domestic violence aren't just lovers or spouses.

Domestic violence is targeted

Group passes on Adams' pay
ATLANTA - The University of Georgia's fund-raising arm passed the buck Friday and voted to leave the decision of how to deal with school President Michael Adams' pay package to the state Board of Regents.

Database will halt drug abuse, some say
COLUMBIA - A statewide drug sales monitoring system will curb diversion of prescription medicine to drug dealers and abusers, advocates say.

South Carolina investigators look at connection with Samantha Burns case
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Federal authorities were in West Virginia Thursday to gather clues for the upcoming trial of two men accused of killing a South Carolina woman and Marshall University student Samantha Burns, a prosecutor says.

Songs for a sweetheart
Rosemarie Angeletti holds the rose given to her by members of the Garden City Chorus who sang to her for Valentine's Day.

Principal ends his penalty appeal
An elementary school principal has dropped his fight with Superintendent Charles Larke, accepting a five-day suspension without pay for failing to alert the central office when a fifth-grader brought a knife to school.

Teachers restore evolution phrase
ATLANTA - A proposed revision of Georgia's biology curriculum crafted by a team of educators has restored the word "evolution" and goes further than the state's current standards to back the teaching of the theory.

DHEC board votes against restructuring agency
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The board of the state's health and environmental agency has voted against restructuring the department, sending a message to the Legislature and governor it should keep the agency intact.

Airport position will likely go to interim leader Boshears
It's not set in stone yet, but it's looking more and more like Buster Boshears will be Augusta Regional Airport's full-time director.

UGA Foundation will leave Adams' salary to regents
ATLANTA -- The University of Georgia's foundation decided against docking their school president's pay Friday, instead passing that decision on to the State Board of Regents.

Jumping for joy
Ansley Marshall, 9,(from left ) twirls a jump rope as Destin Olson,10, Bennett Yort, 9, Erin Hawk, 11, and Bailey Gunnels jump rope at the "Jump Rope for Heart" fundraiser in the gym at Episcopal Day School on Friday morning, February 13, 2004. Approximatley seventy five students participated, jumping for thirty minutes to collect sponsor dontations that benefit the American Heart Association.

Across the area

Candidates debate gay marriage, jobs
DUBLIN, Ga. - U.S. Rep. Mac Collins joked about sending illegal immigrants to the moon, and Rep. Johnny Isakson said America needs to keep jobs at home in a debate Friday night among Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate.

Opponents say children will suffer in gay unions

Justice agency closes facility
The Augusta Youth Development Campus is being shut down.

Disorder discovered in new location

MCG bill policy troubles indigent patients
Shirley Andrews had an ultrasound last week to see whether she has the same kind of ovarian cancer that killed her mother. A doctor also wants to schedule her for a colonoscopy because she has suffered rectal bleeding for the past four months and has a strong family history of colon cancer.

Parents express outrage over YDC close

VA gets commission's support
Under new recommendations, not only would Augusta get to keep all of its veterans hospitals open, but a national commission is also backing a plan to put outpatient clinics in Aiken and Athens.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Assembly sets board standards
AIKEN - Future members of South Carolina's Public Service Commission must have a college degree, can't be members of the Legislature and are prohibited from having private chats with the utilities they regulate, according to reform measures passed Friday by both houses of the General Assembly.

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Schools must face the music when cuts hit arts programs
JOHNSTON - There aren't enough xylophones or drums for all of the pupils in Thaddeus Dixon's sixth-grade music class at Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton Middle School.

Controversial state flag debate nears end
ATLANTA - Georgia's roller-coaster flag debate is headed for a quiet conclusion when voters choose between two state flags - neither of which is dominated by the Confederate battle emblem - in a statewide referendum March 2.

Domestic violence is targeted
AIKEN - In a state where wife-beating was legally permitted as late as the 1880s and where the first laws specifically targeting domestic violence weren't passed until 1985, South Carolina has a way to go to break the generational cycles of violence.

Seniors compete in contest
JOHNSTON - A few seniors at Strom Thurmond High School hope a rusty TV tray, a stopwatch, two wooden blocks and some electrical wiring will tell their grandparents when they can no longer drive a car.

Rants and raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturdays Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Opponents say children will suffer in gay unions
ATLANTA - Sean Wooten is opposed to same-sex marriages, in large part, because of his Christian upbringing.

Candidates debate gay marriage, jobs

Across South Carolina
ATLANTIC BEACH - Local, state and federal authorities will investigate the Atlantic Beach Housing Authority after an audit raised questions about how more than $50,000 was spent, the authority's chairwoman says.

New van for DUIs unveiled

Across Georgia
VIENNA - A Vienna man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years of probation for sexually assaulting a 29-year-old woman who prosecutors said had the mental capacity of a 5-year-old and could not have consented to sex.

Baker plans remap appeal

Suspect gets jail time in slaying
It was only supposed to be a marijuana deal, but the prospective buyer and seller made each other so nervous that both pulled guns and fired. One died and the other is now headed to prison.

UGA Foundation will leave Adams' salary to regents

Residents named to state boards
Two Columbia County residents have been appointed to state boards, according to Gov. Sonny Perdue's office.

Controversial state flag debate nears end

Baker plans remap appeal
ATLANTA - Georgia Democrats were planning Friday to appeal a federal ruling throwing out redistricting maps, party leaders said.

Assembly sets board standards

New van for DUIs unveiled
The benches inside the newest Richmond County Sheriff's Office vehicle aren't meant to be comfortable.

Across the area

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Trevez Elijah Walker, 2, of Sardis, Ga.

DHEC board votes against restructuring agency

USC increases fees for business school
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It will cost graduate students thousands of dollars more to attend the University of South Carolina's renowned international business program next year, and officials say the fee increase could foreshadow a new undergraduate tuition system.

Across South Carolina

Evolution is not the only absent word
ATLANTA - The word "evolution" has been restored in Georgia's proposed science curriculum, but some scientists remain concerned about the new plan's treatment of other theories that they say are also fundamental concepts.

Jumping for joy

Spartanburg students slightly injured by homemade bomb
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Three Methodist College roommates have been slightly injured after a bomb they constructed exploded in their dorm room authorities say.

Rants and raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturdayís Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Civil rights group to study Lowcountry travel advisory
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- In the wake of the shooting of a mentally ill black man by North Charleston police, local NAACP officials said Friday they will study whether to ask the national first vice president of the state civil rights group to issue a travel advisory for the Lowcountry.

Database will halt drug abuse, some say

Advocates say prescription drug database will curb abuses
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A statewide drug sales monitoring system will curb diversion of prescription medicine to drug dealers and abusers, advocates say.

Desegregation case is focus of play

Child endangerment bill breezes through Senate
ATLANTA -- State senators unanimously approved a child endangerment bill Friday, setting up penalties for people who put a child in harm's way.

Workshop focuses on domestic abuse

Commission disagrees that Augusta hospitals should be consolidated
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration's recommendation to consolidate two veterans hospitals in Augusta, Ga., was rejected Friday by a panel established to review the plans.

USC increases fees for business school

Advocates say prescription drug database will curb abuses

Airport position will likely go to interim leader Boshears

Kid of the Day

Civil rights group to study Lowcountry travel advisory

Sleepy town prepares for motorsports park

Justice agency closes facility

Across South Carolina

Gangs affect suburban counties

MCG bill policy troubles indigent patients

Democrats to appeal map plan

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - In the wake of the shooting of a mentally ill black man by North Charleston police, local NAACP officials said Friday they will study whether to ask the national civil rights group to issue a travel advisory for the Lowcountry.

Suspect gets jail time in slaying

Residents discuss the issues

Commission disagrees that Augusta hospitals should be consolidated

Parents differ over schools

Songs for a sweetheart

ASU markets itself to students

Evolution is not the only absent word

ASU markets itself to students
A steady, daylong downpour didn't stop Wanda Cannon from making the drive from Gainesville, Fla., so her daughter, Taylor Lee, could visit Augusta State University Saturday morning.

Leaking drink mix causes postal scare

Sleepy town prepares for motorsports park
CECIL, Ga. - Businessman Zafar Iqbal lived in fast-paced New York City and Bergen County, N.J., before discovering what he considers an almost perfect life in Cecil, a sleepy town of 265 residents with no traffic lights and not even a sewer system.

SRS workers brace for layoffs
AIKEN - Layoffs and work delays have led the Savannah River Site into a blurry and uncertain period that has employees and site supporters unsure exactly what the future holds.

Parents differ over schools
Desperate to find answers for schools wedged on the needs-improvement list, Richmond County is turning to the charter school concept before the state takes control.

Teen towers over classmates, town
WILLISTON, S.C. - When Samuel Curtis Freeman is sitting down, he can blend in with a crowd.

Child endangerment bill breezes through Senate

Residents discuss the issues
The Augusta Chronicle interviewed eight of the more than three dozen people who commented on the topic of race in Augusta. They offered a wide range of views that the newspaper believes represent the many opinions among the public.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Ra'Mal Maurice Harris

Project creates candid forum
One of the stated goals of The Augusta Chronicle's yearlong project examining race is to create an open dialogue with readers about this delicate issue.

Weather offers extra challenge to riding event
MONTMORENCI - The steady stream of rain and the muddy ruts it created didn't slow the horse "eventing" Saturday; it simply provided one more obstacle riders and horses had to tackle.

Presidents day closings
The following offices will be closed for Presidents day

Residents named to state boards

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Teen towers over classmates, town

Wright shows is stuff on court
ATHENS, Ga. - Sometimes, the most dominant player on a basketball court can make the fewest field goals, grab the fewest rebounds and dish out the fewest assists of any starting player.

At 'Chase's' end, NASCAR critics will be convinced
From Friday the 13th to Valentine's Day to Daytona 500 Sunday.

NASCAR: No nonsense when it comes to substance abuse

Truex nabs first pole, wrecks car

Ex-champion has plenty left in the tank

Waiting to win is part of charm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Rusty Wallace has won 54 races and a series championship in his 24 years on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series circuit, but none of them include the Daytona 500.

Truex wins first Busch Series pole

Famed No. 3 car won't be back anytime soon

Truex nabs first pole, wrecks car
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Shortly after winning the pole position for today's Hershey's Kisses 300 at Daytona International Speedway, Martin Truex was so happy he was on the verge of tears.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.: Racing South.

Newman squeezes out IROC win

Truex wins first Busch Series pole
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Martin Truex lived up to his billing Friday, starting his first full season in the Busch Series by winning the pole for the Hersey's Kisses 300 at Daytona International Speedway.

Famed No. 3 car won't be back anytime soon
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt's famed No. 3 can be found everywhere at Daytona International Speedway. On T-shirts, jackets, hats and watches. On flags, stickers, cups and cell phones. Even on cars with replica paint schemes.

NASCAR: No nonsense when it comes to substance abuse
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- There are always smiles when stock car folks tell tales about the sport's pioneers running moonshine through the hills of Georgia and the Carolinas.

Rain delays Busch race with Earnhardt in lead
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Everything was on schedule for heavy favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. Saturday until the rain came.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.: Racing South.
21. (30) Johnny Sauter, 25, Necedah, Wis., Chevrolet. Racing for Rookie of the Year honors with Richard Childress Racing after finishing eighth in Busch Series last year while driving for two different teams. Helped Childress capture the owner's championship in Busch while sharing a ride with teammate Kevin Harvick. Won championship in 2001 American Speed Association series. Ran five Cup races last season for Morgan-McClure Motorsports with a best finish of 23rd. Will also run full Busch schedule. Son of longtime NASCAR driver Jim Sauter.

NASCAR notebook
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona 500 pole-winner Greg Biffle will have to start at the back of the field in today's race after being forced to change engines.

Ex-champion has plenty left in the tank
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Although he is now a part-time television announcer and a full-time owner of a truck-racing team, Darrell Waltrip still considers himself a race car driver. He said it's a bug that bites you and won't let go.

Newman squeezes out IROC win
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Ryan Newman found a way to squeeze past Kurt Busch 100 yards from the finish line and win the season opener of the International Race of Champions Series on Friday night.

Rain delays Busch race with Earnhardt in lead

Stern addresses lockout at All-Star conference
LOS ANGELES - The possibility of a long lockout in the National Hockey League influenced the NBA's decision to extend its collective bargaining agreement through the 2004-05 season, commissioner David Stern said Saturday.

Bryant wants to stay in L.A.
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant said repeatedly Friday that he wants to be a Laker "for life," though he still plans to opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer.

Cougars slip past 49ers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chandi Jones had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 25 Houston past Charlotte, 62-58 on Friday night.

Miller's time has finally

Miller's time has finally
LOS ANGELES - Perhaps because the Sacramento Kings are a small-town team, it's a real honor to be considered their biggest hick. In the locker room, the players often jokingly compare their humble beginnings - and Brad Miller usually wins.

Bryant wants to stay in L.A.

Jones' missed dunk bests Richardson's
LOS ANGELES - Indiana's Fred Jones won the NBA dunk contest practically by default Saturday night, dethroning two-time champion Jason Richardson when both missed their final jams.

Vin Baker put on waivers by Celtics

Stern addresses lockout at All-Star conference

Magic forward Garrity needs another surgery on knee

Vin Baker put on waivers by Celtics
BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics are on their way to getting rid of Vin Baker.

Cougars slip past 49ers

Magic forward Garrity needs another surgery on knee
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando Magic forward Pat Garrity, who has played in only two games because of a bad right knee, will have another surgery and miss the rest of the season.

NBA notebook
MIAMI - It wasn't long ago that Grant Hill was a regular in the All-Star Game. Now the Magic forward is spending this All-Star weekend preparing for one last comeback.

NBA notebook

Jags' homecoming foes no pushovers
LOUIS MCCULLOUGH. THE FRANCIS MARION JUNIOR FORWARD HAS SCORED 21, 26 AND 24 POINTS THE PAST THREE GAMES. MCCULLOUGH HAS HELPED LEAD THE PATRIOTS TO A 20-2 RECORD AND NO. 15 NATIONAL RANKING.

Division III should have new coaching wins leader
There's going to be a new name atop the Division III coaching victory list.

Jaguars' North Division run could be near its end
Augusta State men's coach Gary Tuell believes his team's run atop the Peach Belt Conference's North Division is over.

Lady Jaguars win without top scorer
With leading scorer Alshaa' Hodges on the bench wearing street clothes, Augusta State played its best game in a month.

Tennessee's McFadgon keeps shooting, scoring
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.- Tennessee's Scooter McFadgon has always been a scorer - from the first time he played the game, at age 5, with a bunch of neighborhood kids.

Jaguars' North Division run could be near its end
Augusta State men's coach Gary Tuell believes his team's run atop the Peach Belt Conference's North Division is over.

A time to celebrate: Jim Kelly's 'hero' turns 7

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Athens Olympic Games venues and main sports routes
Athens Olympic Games venues and main sports routes

Larry Walker leaves; Bobby Kahn returns
If you like your politics raw and partisan, you will be happy to know that Bobby Kahn is back in the saddle, locked and loaded.

Indigent-care increase, Medicaid decrease impact MCG
IN A FEB. 4 editorial titled, "Heartfelt wishes for MCG," The Augusta Chronicle noted that job generation at the Savannah River Site is waning and that the future of Fort Gordon is uncertain. The Chronicle rightfully pointed out that the Medical College of Georgia and MCG Health System are important factors in creating jobs and spurring economic development for our region.

Indigent-care increase, Medicaid decrease impact MCG
IN A FEB. 4 editorial titled, "Heartfelt wishes for MCG," The Augusta Chronicle noted that job generation at the Savannah River Site is waning and that the future of Fort Gordon is uncertain. The Chronicle rightfully pointed out that the Medical College of Georgia and MCG Health System are important factors in creating jobs and spurring economic development for our region.

Larry Walker leaves; Bobby Kahn returns
If you like your politics raw and partisan, you will be happy to know that Bobby Kahn is back in the saddle, locked and loaded.

Joe Frazier charged with assault

Clijsters through to semis at Gaz de France

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Area sports announcements

IAAF welcomes crackdown on steroid distributors

Day of reckoning arrives

Four defendants plead innocent
The government alleged in a 42-count indictment Thursday that the four illegally supplied performance-enhancing drugs to dozens of athletes in the NFL, major league baseball and track and field.

Joe Frazier charged with assault
PHILADELPHIA -- Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier was arrested Friday and charged with assaulting a woman.

IAAF welcomes crackdown on steroid distributors
LONDON -- Track and field's governing body Friday welcomed the steroid indictments as a step in cutting off drug supply networks and punishing those who help athletes cheat.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: 706-823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Clijsters through to semis at Gaz de France
PARIS -- Top-seeded Kim Clijsters narrowly escaped defeat to reach the semifinals at the Gaz de France on Friday, beating Italy's Silvia Farina Elia s. 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Day of reckoning arrives
Rayonta Whitfield's entire amateur career will be graded this week.

Overtime
Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier was arrested Friday and accused of assaulting a woman.

Outdoors calendar

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

Initiative tries to bring back bobwhite quail
Georgians have purchased 125,000 bobwhite quail license plates since they were first offered in 2001, raising $1.5 million for the state's important Bobwhite Quail Initiative project.

Front-runner gets D.C., Nevada wins
Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry scored victories east and west Saturday, swamping his rivals in Nevada and the District of Columbia caucuses to build his advantage in delegates needed for the nomination. His opponents pinned their hopes on the coming Wisconsin primary to try to slow him down.

Republican map could take away south Georgia votes
ATLANTA - When a federal appeals court threw out Georgia's House and Senate district maps last week, all the buzz at the Capitol was about how it could affect Democrats and Republicans.

Prep basketball scores
Prep basketball scores from Friday night's action on the hardwood.

Laney girls wrap up title
The Laney girls combined their fast paced game with hot shooting by sophmore point guard Eboni Fields to down the Richmond Academy 77-47 on Saturday night and claim their second consecutive Region 3-AAA championship at Laney.

Golden Hawks advance
All game long, Washington County boys basketball coach Rufus McDuffie had been telling Marcus Ivey the same thing.

A time to celebrate: Jim Kelly's 'hero' turns 7
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Hunter Kelly will get a birthday kiss from mom and dad in a room filled with balloons.

Couples say God's hands guided them in quest for love
One day plus one church gathering added up to two weddings in 1989 when two Georgia grooms married Illinois brides.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar is a roundup of church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send items to virginia.norton@augustachronicle.com.

Faith Digest
Carole Gaddis, of Nashville, Tenn., and Promise Land will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Jesse Carroll Auditorium, 4694 Windsor Spring Road in Hephzibah, and at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Pine Forest Baptist Church, 2829 Pine Log Road in Langley.

Bells, tower will top off Good Shepherd renovation
With workers on the verge of digging a foundation for a 75-foot-tall bell tower at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd this week, Alan Hughes, of London, came for one last look at plans that go back 10 years.

Ministers barred from lunch with students at Kentucky school
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. -- Ronald Shaver has lost his daily lunch appointment.

Priests in South Dakota give part of their pay to abuse victims fund
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Six months after waves of sex abuse allegations against Roman Catholic priests began hitting dioceses across the country, clergymen in South Dakota decided to do something to help heal both victims and the church.

Music inspired rabbi into his work as cantor
Since joining Adas Yeshurun Synagogue in November, Rabbi David Sirull has served as both congregational leader and cantor.

Scholars find a unique and varied 'American' Jesus
BOSTON -- There's Jesus the distant symbol, and Jesus the gentle friend. There's Jesus the pacifist and caregiver, and Jesus the gruff, muscular warrior.

Initiative tries to bring back bobwhite quail

Initiative tries to bring back bobwhite quail

Wright shows is stuff on court

Size matters in Fox reality special 'Littlest Groom'
LOS ANGELES -- Just as "The Station Agent" is painting movie screens with an emotionally rich, unhackneyed story about a dwarf, Fox escorts "The Littlest Groom" down the reality TV aisle.

Size matters in Fox reality special 'Littlest Groom'

CBS apologizes for OutKast's Grammy performance

CBS apologizes for OutKast's Grammy performance
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- CBS apologized Friday to American Indians angered by OutKast's Grammy Awards performance, which featured feathers and war paint.

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Bulldogs have sweep success

Bulldogs have sweep success
ATHENS, Ga. - After 83 years of futility, Georgia is getting used to beating Kentucky.

Along came a spider: Boynton bitten by insect
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Something was bugging South Carolina's Michael Boynton Jr. this week. Turns out, it might have been a spider.

Coaches say last matchup won't linger in this one
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Vanderbilt's coach hinted at retaliation. South Carolina's top reserve got a one-game suspension for something he says he never did. And the Gamecocks coach disagreed with the Southeastern Conference on the penalty.

Along came a spider: Boynton bitten by insect

Gamecocks end two-game skid

Gamecocks end two-game skid
COLUMBIA - It didn't have the drama of January's last-second tip-in, double-ejection, fist-fight affair.

Coaches say last matchup won't linger in this one

Disney worker killed by float at Magic Kingdom

Odds and Ends

Sheboygan, Wis., known for brats, rated high for young, wealthy bachelors, too

Congressional challenger trys to sell out on Web

Ministers barred from lunch with students at Kentucky school

Priests in South Dakota give part of their pay to abuse victims fund

Bells, tower will top off Good Shepherd renovation

Scholars find a unique and varied 'American' Jesus

Faith calendar

Couples say God's hands guided them in quest for love

Music inspired rabbi into his work as cantor