New Yves Saint Laurent museum celebrates designer's career
PARIS -- The clothes are pure Yves Saint Laurent but they resonate with the influence of Mondrian, Braque, Matisse, Andy Warhol and other modern art greats.

Coffee-table views of cityscapes and suburbs, too
Walk the streets of New York and mingle with its people in "New Yorkers: As Seen by Magnum Photographers" (Powerhouse, $45), edited by Max Kozloff.

Swimming with the sharks in Hollywood
"So 5 Minutes Ago" is the debut novel of journalist Hilary de Vries, who has covered Hollywood for more than a decade.

Coffee-table views of cityscapes and suburbs, too

Arts calendar
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Swimming with the sharks in Hollywood

Top illustrators join forces to exhibit sea art
MYSTIC, Conn. -- Their art is often seen but rarely recognized. It adorns the covers of countless books and the pages of newspapers and magazines throughout the world. It stars in today's most popular animated films.

Readers will be 'pickled tink' by 'Dilly'
Several contemporary mystery authors place their amateur detectives in realistic settings, with families and neighborhoods, friends and relatives.

Arts calendar

Jaguars rally, keep streak alive
The unlikely along Augusta State's 13th consecutive victory Saturday afternoon was what made it all the more special.

Bonds won't play during weekend

Bonds won't play during weekend
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Barry Bonds won't play in a game until Monday at the earliest.

Jaguars rally, keep streak alive

Writer's death leaves us without the right words

eBay halts auction of Vietnamese girls
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- EBay halted an auction this week and suspended a Taiwanese user who allegedly tried to sell three Vietnamese girls on the Internet site for a starting bid of $5,400.

Sheriff accused of having handcuffs removed from boy with torch
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A rural Nebraska sheriff who spoke to a high school class handcuffed a student and broke the key, then had a welding shop remove the cuffs with a torch, severely burning the 17-year-old, the student's parents claim.

Bodyguard's gun accidentally fires in audience at college tourney, wounds him in hip
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A concealed pistol carried by an off-duty police officer fired while he sat in the audience at a college basketball tournament, wounding him in the hip.

Odds and Ends
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Hot. Now. Healthy? Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, long known for its high-calorie treats, says it plans to offer a low-sugar doughnut to attract dieters and diabetics.

Braves notebook

Smoltz returns to hill
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Braves will get their first look at two key members of their bullpen Saturday afternoon when John Smoltz and Armando Almanza face the Yankees at Disney's Cracker Jack Stadium.

Phillies beat Braves
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Doug Glanville hit his third homer of spring training and Pat Burrell had a pair of run-scoring singles off Russ Ortiz to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the Atlanta Braves 4-1 Friday.

Smoltz returns to hill

Phillies beat Braves

Braves notebook
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla - Any questions about the state of John Smoltz's elbow have now been answered.

Pocket change

Boomers fuel scrapbooking business
NEW YORK -- For Lisa Tantillo, preserving memories of herself, friends and family meant throwing photos in a big box. But since her twins were born three years ago, the Westport, Conn., resident has become what the scrapbooking industry describes as a serious cropper.

Augusta Showcase expands onto new ground

Public resists gigantic retailer
LOS ANGELES - Wal-Mart has a big target on its back, and it's not from the competition.

Red Carpet Tour hopes to end drought
With Masters Week approaching, business leaders met last week to talk up their annual efforts of inviting corporate executives to the Tournament in the hopes of recruiting their companies to the area.

Attacks shake up Wall Street
NEW YORK - Weakened by worries about high share prices and the stagnating job market, Wall Street gave up all its 2004 gains in just two days as terrorism fears shook even the most intrepid bargain hunters.

On the move

Pocket change
Washington was jolted recently when Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan suggested that Congress cut benefits for future Social Security recipients - a shocking idea to many.

On the move
Jan Johnson has been named the vice president of J. Smith Lanier Insurance. She also received the company's Gold Award for commercial and personal insurance production and a 10-year service award.

Augusta Showcase expands onto new ground
As the Augusta Showcase continues to evolve from its Red Carpet Tour roots, this year's economic development event will tread new ground into Columbia County.

'Magic' of business is marketing, not product
I love watching a good magic show. The challenge, of course, is to guess how the trick is done and expose the magician. Unfortunately, I have never been able to do so.

FCC proposes $247,500 indecency fine against Clear Channel
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators stepped up their campaign against indecency, proposing a $247,500 fine Friday against the nation's largest radio chain for a Washington-based show.

Vandalism outrages small town
TAKOMA PARK, Md. - In the annals of local crime, the vandalism of a Subway restaurant in downtown Takoma Park barely warrants a mention. Some fractured windows, nothing taken, only about $3,000 in damage.

Attacks shake up Wall Street

Business calendar
Tuesday: Delivering Customer Service That Matters; a two-hour seminar; Training Room, Serotta, Maddocks, Evans & Co., CPAs, 701 Greene St.; 10 a.m.; speaker Dr. Constance Pritchard addresses resolving customer problems and dealing with difficult customers.

Vandalism outrages small town

Saving single-handedly

Business briefs
Builders plan to break ground on a McDonald's restaurant on Furys Ferry Road later this month.

Public resists gigantic retailer

Saving single-handedly
Rebecca Gregg puts $75 into her savings account each payday.

'Magic' of business is marketing, not product

Business calendar

Boomers fuel scrapbooking business

Representatives disagree over decision to leave during vote

Representatives disagree over decision to leave during vote
When the Richmond County Republican Party met March 8 to issue a call for delegates to the state convention, state Rep. Sue Burmeister issued a call for someone to challenge south Augusta Democratic Rep. Pete Warren.

Cotton Bowl hopeful to fill BCS rotation

Cotton Bowl hopeful to fill BCS rotation
DALLAS - With the Bowl Championship Series ready to expand and the Dallas Cowboys pushing for a new stadium, Cotton Bowl organizers are hoping the time is right for their game to again become among the top showcases in college football.

Roberts injured; Bulldogs out

Augusta State buzzes Shaw

Illinois dumps Indiana to gain semifinal berth

Duke continues piling up its records

Lady Jaguars keep improbable streak

Blue Devils topple Cavaliers

Carter propels Techsters' rout

The naked truth
Is it child pornography to videotape for public view an adolescent girl exposing her breasts? Most people with a modicum of moral values - or an inkling of the law - would say yes. But according to Florida Circuit Court Judge Michael C. Overstreet, taking pictures of naked children is not child porn.

Mental health problem
The corruption uncovered last year at the Community Health Center of East Central Georgia points up the dramatic contrast between greed and sacrifice there: Greed by administrators, cronies and lobbyists who got rich milking the place dry; sacrifice by many low-paid social service caseworkers. The latter routinely put in a lot of extra time and some of their own money to help their emotionally unstable clients live in a regular community, outside the confines of a state institution.

Sage wrong on taxes
As an economic adviser to Arnold Schwarzenegger, investment guru Warren Buffett almost derailed the movie star's California gubernatorial campaign by calling for property tax increases. Schwarzenegger, who understood that the problem with the economy was too much taxing-and-spending, quickly distanced himself from the Buffett proposal and went on to be elected governor.

Baseball suicide
Major League Baseball began cutting its own throat with season-ruining strikes and lockouts in the 1990s, and now it's about to finish the job over steroid testing.

Mental health problem

Baseball suicide

Sage wrong on taxes

Shamefully super-sized
On many levels - emotional, legal, medical, foreign relations and even moral - America's onslaught of obesity is an outrage.

Shamefully super-sized

Stocks rally after week of losses
NEW YORK -- Stocks rebounded Friday after four days of heavy losses, but still ended the week substantially lower in what analysts agree has become a full-fledged market correction.

Stocks rally after week of losses

Many find ARMs a good alternative to fixed-rate mortgages
NEW YORK -- When Meredith Klein bought her first home earlier this month, she decided against a traditional fixed-rate mortgage.

Many find ARMs a good alternative to fixed-rate mortgages

Rising asset levels shutter many of last year's hottest funds

How badly do you want that new job?
Some folks will go really far and get pretty creative to land a position, according to a survey of nearly 2,000 employees.

Rising asset levels shutter many of last year's hottest funds
NEW YORK -- A growing number of mutual funds are closing their doors to new investors for a reason that might sound heretical coming from Wall Street: They have more money than they know what to do with.

Banished from Golden Dome, O'Leary wants to turn around Golden Knights
ORLANDO, Fla. -- George O'Leary wanted another chance. Central Florida was the perfect place to start over.

Yellow Jackets eke out victory
GREENSBORO, N.C. - In order to win the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament this weekend, Georgia Tech will likely have to get past three North Carolina schools in their own backyard.

Yellow Jackets wilt in closing minutes duke 85, Ga. tech 71
GREENSBORO, N.C. - For the first 26 minutes of its semifinal game with Duke, Georgia Tech matched the mighty Blue Devils, winners of the past five Atlantic Coast Conference Tournaments, blow for blow, possession for possession.

No. 14 Georgia Tech squeaks past North Carolina
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Roy Williams' first trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament was a short one.

Georgia Tech center steps up
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Luke Schenscher wasn't happy with his performance in the regular-season finale against Florida State.

Yellow Jackets eke out victory

Banished from Golden Dome, O'Leary wants to turn around Golden Knights

Yellow Jackets wilt in closing minutes duke 85, Ga. tech 71

No. 14 Georgia Tech squeaks past North Carolina

Pettersson retains lead
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The man who calls himself the "only Swedish redneck on the planet" continues to play golf that is out of this world in the Honda Classic.

Hamilton grabs top position
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The Honda Classic's new golf course has drawn comparisons to the Masters Tournament's Augusta National Golf Club this week. The same can't be said for its leaderboard.

Stupples takes lead in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Karen Stupples, an admirer of English golf icon and countrywoman Laura Davies, will be playing in the same threesome with her for the first time.

Jacobsen shares lead in Champions Tour debut

Pettersson retains lead

Stupples takes lead in Tucson

Jacobsen sizzles at SBC Classic
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - Peter Jacobsen got off to a fast start in his Champions Tour debut, shooting a 5-under 67 on Friday for a share of the first-round lead in the SBC Classic.

Morgan leads SBC Classic

Jacobsen shares lead in Champions Tour debut
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Peter Jacobsen got off to a fast start in his Champions Tour debut, shooting a 5-under 67 on Friday for a share of the first-round lead in the SBC Classic.

Hamilton grabs top position

Morgan leads SBC Classic
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Gil Morgan moved into position for his third SBC Classic title, shooting a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the Champions Tour event.

Jacobsen sizzles at SBC Classic

Gentry to leave Williston-Elko

Gentry to leave Williston-Elko
Justin Gentry's departure from Williston-Elko seems logical in the career progression of any football coach. Gentry announced his intention this week to accept the head football position with Lake City High School near Florence, S.C.

'Canes replace missing pieces
RALEIGH, N.C. - When the Carolina Hurricanes traded their captain, coach Peter Laviolette called it an opportunity for other players to prove their mettle.

'Canes replace missing pieces

Atlanta thrashes Washington
ATLANTA -- Sean McEachern snapped a third-period tie, and Vyacheslav Kozlov scored his 20th goal as the Atlanta Thrashers scored three times in the final 6:08 to beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 Saturday night.

Hurricanes defeat Thrashers
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Justin Williams scored a tie-breaking goal and the Carolina Hurricanes rebounded with a vengeance from their last shaky performance for a 4-2 win Friday over the Atlanta Thrashers.

Writer's death leaves us without the right words
Joe Cumming can be a man of many words. But the longtime newsman struggled to find the right ones to describe Augusta native Marshall Frady, who died of cancer last week at age 64.

Fire shuts down half of tire plant
GRANITEVILLE - A fire in a mixer at the Bridgestone Firestone Company in Graniteville caused the plant to shut down about half of its operations tonight.

Judiciary is trying to legislate

Mars project squanders resources
Why in the world is NASA so intent on looking for life on Mars? Is it only to further evolutionary doctrine? I'm afraid it is. We have spent large amounts of time and energy and technical expertise on trying to prove, I suppose, that God did not create life on earth - that it happened by chance and could have happened on Mars also. Tim Austin, Hephzibah, Ga.

Pet store should face justice
As I read the article in your paper recently about the Augusta Mall pet store (March 5), I cried and cried. I believe the pet store should not only lose its license to sell animals, but also be criminally charged. Beth Guarnieri, North Augusta, S.C.

Dems waffle on Vietnam's merit
According to recent rhetoric from the camp of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, the Democrats have rediscovered the virtues of patriotism and the value of military service in Vietnam. C. Tom Sutherland, Augusta

Hold prosecutor to same standard
I read on the editorial page your condemnation of the Richmond County school board for breaching the public's trust by approving a leave buyback for Superintendent Charles Larke. However, I read an article in The Chronicle saying U.S. Attorney Richard Thompson was found by the Department of Justice to have violated the public trust and abused his power as U.S. Attorney. Michael Meyers, Augusta

Jobless figures are skewed
Despite the Democrats' mantra that the economy is in trouble and that over 2.3 million jobs have disappeared, the truth is considerably different. Mary Beth Seaha, Aiken, S.C.

Dems waffle on Vietnam's merit

Mars project squanders resources

Judiciary is trying to legislate
James J. Kilpatrick's recent column discussed amendments to the Constitution, one of the critical issues of our time. Merle Temple, Evans, Ga.

Big business kills customer service
As I review a recent day I find it necessary to vent my disbelief. David Rushton, North Augusta, S.C.

Hold prosecutor to same standard

War service knows no political stripe

War service knows no political stripe
It seems that the person who said in "Rants & Raves" recently that only Democrats fought wars had drawn, and rightfully so, the ire of Republican respondents. It was an erroneous statement. James Connell, Augusta

Big business kills customer service

New owner promises rejuvenation at Cypress Gardens

Tux isn't appropriate for evening beach wedding

How to handle and store CDs and DVDs

Helping others is charitable and satisfying

Whiskey, one reason Irish eyes are smiling

House has family ties

Teens wonder if abstinence-only sex education realistic

Japan and the joy of sake

Religious, anti-abortion groups among the winners as abstinence-only funding increases

New owner promises rejuvenation at Cypress Gardens
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- The new owner of Cypress Gardens, one of Florida's oldest tourist attractions, is promising to rejuvenate the park of botanical gardens and water ski shows with new thrill rides and a water park to appeal to younger visitors.

Religious, anti-abortion groups among the winners as abstinence-only funding increases
NEW YORK -- As President Bush seeks to double funding for abstinence-only education, skeptics are urging closer scrutiny of the grant recipients - many of them religious and anti-abortion groups which in the past did not operate extensively in public schools.

Helping others is charitable and satisfying
If you feel uplifted by helping your neighbors and improving your community, and if you enjoy working shoulder to shoulder with others who feel the same way, read on.

Whiskey, one reason Irish eyes are smiling
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. So why is it the average reveler's idea of celebrating involves chugging mugs of green-tinted lager from St. Louis?

In the know
If you really like seafood, you could win $10,000 in the third annual Old Bay Peel & Eat Shrimp Classic.

Japan and the joy of sake
FUSHIMI, Japan - We wound our way through the drafty attic of the brewery, toward the source of the aroma.

Q&A: Refine kitchen cabinets or replace them?
Q. Betty asks: We have been thinking of remodeling our kitchen and have seen many ads about refining kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them. Is this advisable? How does it compare in cost?

Tux isn't appropriate for evening beach wedding
Dear Carson: I have several questions. Isn't it proper to wear a tux for a 6:30 p.m. wedding? Also, at a sunset beach wedding in early May, the bride will be wearing a wedding gown and the groom a tux. What should the aunt and uncle of the bride wear? When do you wear a white dinner jacket? If the wedding party is barefoot on the beach, can the aunt still wear a long dress and be barefoot or should she wear dressy Capri pants? - Sand in My Shoes

How to handle and store CDs and DVDs
What's the best way to handle and store CDs and DVDs?

Teens wonder if abstinence-only sex education realistic
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Samantha Hennen counts on her fingers as she poses a question to a couple high-school classmates: "How many girls in our class were pregnant before our junior year?" the 18-year-old senior asks.

House has family ties
Bridgit and Blaise Dresser have strong ties to their family, which calls the Leslie Circle neighborhood home.

Lynx survive in shootout

Lynx back home after long trip

Lynx survive in shootout
When Eric Naud's shot went off the kneepad of Lynx goalie Jason Saal, the foghorn went off and the 4,267 fans at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center erupted.

Lynx back home after long trip
Before the Augusta Lynx played South Carolina on Tuesday night, Lynx coach Stan Drulia told his players that the Stingrays would probably play a little flat. After all, the Augusta game was South Carolina's first home game after a six-game road trip.

Questions plentiful on local option sales tax
The talk Friday was about spending sales tax money, and Augusta commissioners had plenty of ideas of how to do just that.

Fire closes Bridgestone plant
GRANITEVILLE - A fire in a rubber mixer at Bridgestone/Firestone Co. caused the plant to evacuate and shut down half its operations Saturday night.

Gilbert Manor grant stalls
An Augusta Commission committee effectively torpedoed Friday a $45 million plan to replace an aging public housing unit with expanded Medical College of Georgia facilities.

Across the area

Corrections
An article in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said that Augusta lawyer Robert Hagler worked with an Atlanta law firm to settle the majority of the claims against A.G. Edwards & Sons.

Troops show off planes in pitch
The Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing and Savannah State University's Naval ROTC invited nearly 1,000 middle and high school pupils to see fighter jets, cargo airplanes, helicopters and smaller military training jets Thursday and Friday. It's the second year for the event.

Larke made extra income
Richmond County School Superintendent Charles Larke made an extra $20,000 last year by including fringe benefits in the calculation used to determine how much he got paid for unused vacation days.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - The discovery of some documents from bankrupt HomeGold Financial Inc. in an Upstate recycling bin has led investigators to seize computers and papers from a Greenville storage facility.

Bill aimed at curbing profiling by police
ATLANTA - Records on the race and gender of every motorist pulled over by police would be compiled under a racial profiling bill adopted by the Georgia House on Friday.

Drugs raise health debate
It was just a little chest tightness on the golf course, but it was enough to get Jim Jones to go see cardiologist Abdulla Abdulla the next day. Soon after, he was on an operating table at University Hospital getting six coronary artery bypass grafts.

Soldiers cope with orders to return to Iraq

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A child welfare worker who was forced to leave her job after a 2-year-old's death is suing the state for $2 million, claiming she was unfairly blamed for problems with the system.

City threatens suit over trash fees
Augusta officials, in an effort to minimize proposed household trash collection fees, are going to court to collect overdue landfill accounts.

Fossil hunters, rock hounds converge at local gem show
Barbara Fenstermacher turned into a "rock hound" relatively late in life.

House softens cuts to education programsHouse softens cuts to education programs
ATLANTA - Budget writers in the Democrat-controlled Georgia House approved a $16.2 billion budget Friday that would soften some of the cuts the governor recommended in education and health programs while continuing to pay for books and fees for HOPE scholars.

History buffs want visit marked
WARNER ROBINS, Ga.- There's a spot in Houston County where, 140 years ago, Union soldiers held Jefferson Davis and his wife prisoner after the defeat of the Confederacy.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A suspicious package that forced 1,400 employees to leave government buildings near Georgia's Capitol contained only a birth certificate and a money order, officials said Friday.

Across the area
Columbia County authorities are searching for a man who they said sexually assaulted and beat a Martinez woman Friday night, officials said Saturday night.

Study's goal is to prove some bacteria aren't bad
Dr. Robert Martindale wants to change the thinking that all bacteria are bad bacteria.

Garden City leader faced inquiry in porn
The Garden City Police Department was investigating former Pooler City Councilman Jim Poteet on child molestation and child pornography charges in the month before his suicide.

Atlanta water limits lighter
ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta and a portion of coastal Georgia would be spared strict geographic limits on shifting water between rivers under a bill passed by the House on Friday.

A new view
The old FAO Swartz Toy Store robot, a10,000 pound, 41 foot tall robot, is being installed by Superior Rigging at the Hudgens Center for Arts in Gwinnett Center Friday March 12, 2004 after being donated by the Mall of Georgia.

Roads' debris can be deadly
ATLANTA - A clothes dryer that tumbled off the back of its new owner's pickup caused an accident that killed a father driving his two sons home from a baseball game.

SRS layoff figure omits 100s
AIKEN - Later this month, the private company that runs Savannah River Site will lay off 300 people, but that figure tells only part of the downsizing tale that's unfolding at the federal nuclear reservation.

Debris on roads can be fatal

County studies others' lessons
Building a magnet school doesn't necessarily mean pupils will come.

Agency sets fines on mall's pet store
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin announced fines Friday against the owner of an Augusta Mall pet store under local and state investigation for animal cruelty.

Towns angered over sales tax

Larke gets good job evaluationLarke gets good job evaluation
Richmond County School Superintendent Charles Larke received a satisfactory evaluation from board members this week, which makes him eligible for a deferred annuity.

Ticket sales up for event
AIKEN - The stage is set for today's Aiken Trials, and the forecast calls for good weather and the good times that come with it.

Friends recall Frady's gifts
Marshall Frady's funeral Friday seemed fitting for a native of the South who some say understood and wrote about it like no other.

Fossil hunters, rock hounds converge at local gem show

Teens face trial in pupil's death
BLUFFTON, S.C. - Nearly two years after a Bluffton eighth-grader was beaten to death at McCracken Middle School, the two teenage boys accused of killing him are expected to face trial Monday.

Command changes at Army institute

Republicans race to win NASCAR dads
HAMPTON, Ga. - Steve Toler's mind was on this weekend's stockcar race, not November's presidential race, but he agreed to chat with Republican volunteers Thursday outside Atlanta Motor Speedway.

State's leading teacher named
ATLANTA - An eighth-grade English teacher from Screven County was named Georgia's Teacher of the Year at a ceremony Friday night.

Sneezing? It must be springtime
Like daffodils bursting forth and green grass emerging from a brown slumber, Nicholas DeLaney's red runny nose is a sure sign of spring.

A new view

Teacher reports pupil's threat
Days after police became concerned that a Richmond County pupil's rape claim wasn't immediately addressed, sheriff's officials said Friday that school authorities properly reported a disturbing threat Thursday.

Medal of Honor winner speaks about experience

Panel says to pursue new site for center
Among heaps of decaying brick, abandoned trash and splintered wood, there is a silence broken only by the blaring whistle of an approaching train or the soothing shovel of dirt by a lone worker.

Bills' do or die date is near

ATV bill advances to House for vote
ATLANTA - A bill designed to reduce injuries and fatalities among children riding all-terrain vehicles advanced Friday in the House, but not before lawmakers removed several controversial penalties involving driver's license suspensions.

Across South Carolina

Soldiers cope with orders to return to Iraq
FORT STEWART, Ga. - In many ways, Staff Sgt. John Teasley still feels like he just got home.

Kid of the day

Identity of South can be slippery

House softens cuts to education programsHouse softens cuts to education programs

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Dental records identify remains
AIKEN - A former pressman whose skeletal remains were discovered Feb. 22 in Aiken's Hitchcock Woods hanged himself in 1992, authorities said Friday.

Corrections

SRS layoff figure omits 100s

State's leading teacher named

Corrections
l A story in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained incorrect information about hunting and fishing licenses purchased through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. They are good for one year from the date of purchase.

Towns angered over sales tax
North Augusta and other towns in Aiken County say they haven't seen all the money they were promised from a 1-cent sales tax that began in 2001.

Corrections

Atlanta water limits lighter

Event will show support for post
Who would have guessed that cleaning up a highway might help Fort Gordon in the eyes of the Pentagon as it faces the 2005 base closure rounds?

Command changes at Army institute
FORT BENNING, Ga. - Years ago, Col. Gil Perez left Cuba for American with three sets of clothes and a pair of shoes.

News you can use

Identity of South can be slippery
AIKEN - Traces of Dixie may be buried in the sprawl of big cities such as Atlanta or Charlotte, but the distinct essence of Southern culture can still be found in the courthouse square of a small town, the sharp wail of a blues guitar or a graveyard where Confederate veterans are buried.

Kerry challenges Bush to series of civil debates

Leaders approve bill that would halt payday loans
The Moore boys like playing basketball, especially when they're wearing the Nikes they got for their birthdays.

Horses, sunshine bring huge crowd

City colors 13 fountains for holiday

News you can use

Fire shuts down half of tire plant

New dispute threatens bill on plan for state water use

Study's goal is to prove some bacteria aren't bad

Lawmakers try to save youth detention center

Agency sets fines on mall's pet store

History buffs want visit marked

City threatens suit over trash fees

Kid of the Day

Across the area

Sanford's suggested closings spark debate

Gilbert Manor grant stalls

Larke made extra income

ATV bill advances to House for vote

Questions plentiful on local option sales tax

Across Georgia

County studies others' lessons

Panel says to pursue new site for center

Horses, sunshine bring huge crowd
AIKEN - Austin Goodwin, 3, was sporting a pair of green-and-silver sunglasses while his grandmother, Lisa Wright, held him up to see his favorite part of the Aiken Trials - the fast horses.

Rants and raves
I CANNOT TOLERATE sports columnist Scott Michaux and his anti-University of Georgia columns any longer. I have been an Augusta Chronicle subscriber for over 10 years, but enough is enough. Please cancel my subscription. If every UGA fan who subscribes to The Chronicle canceled his or her subscription, Mr. Michaux would probably lose his job. He could probably land a job with the Georgia Tech school newspaper, or better yet, go back where he came from.

Lawmakers try to save youth detention center
ATHENS, Ga. - Barring an eleventh-hour breakthrough, the Athens Regional Youth Detention Center will close its doors for good at the end of this month.

Two plead guilty to check forgery

Debris on roads can be fatal
ATLANTA - A clothes dryer that tumbled off the back of its new owner's pickup caused an accident that killed a father driving his two sons home from a baseball game.

News you can use

City colors 13 fountains for holiday
As more than 200 spectators applauded, the Rev. Joseph F. Ware picked up a plastic watering can Friday and poured green dye into the Forsyth Park fountain.

Roads' debris can be deadly

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Nya Ronnae Hamilton of Augusta.

Republicans race to win NASCAR dads

News you can use
Pumpkins are good for more than Halloween decorations; they're a great source of beta carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body.

Medal of Honor winner speaks about experience
AIKEN - As Leo Thorsness sat in his cell at the infamous Hanoi Hilton as a prisoner of war in 1967, he decided to walk home to the United States.

News you can use
March 13, 1993 The calendar said it was almost spring. Mother Nature didn't agree. She dumped a deluge of snow on Augusta and blasted the surrounding areas with wind and ice. Although several homes and businesses lost power and several wrecks occurred the Augusta area was relatively lucky.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Kenneth Devon Faison, 12, of Harlem.

Sanford's suggested closings spark debate
AIKEN - Plans to close a live-in school for troubled youth and privatize a state park have angered McCormick County officials and provoked the state senator who represents the rural county - South Carolina's smallest and one of its poorest.

Rants and raves
I CANNOT TOLERATE sports columnist Scott Michaux and his anti-University of Georgia columns any longer. I have been an Augusta Chronicle subscriber for over 10 years, but enough is enough. Please cancel my subscription. If every UGA fan who subscribes to The Chronicle canceled his or her subscription, Mr. Michaux would probably lose his job. He could probably land a job with the Georgia Tech school newspaper, or better yet, go back where he came from.

Kerry wants 2005 BRAC suspended
The head of the Augusta area's effort to stave off Base Realignment and Closure in 2005 said the process should go on, despite one presidential candidate's wishes to stop it.

Two plead guilty to check forgery
Two men pleaded guilty Friday to racketeering, admitting they took part in a check forgery scheme that stole thousands from area residents and businesses.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend during a standoff at the grocery store where she worked kept a journal in which he planned the crime right down to asking the victim to decide whether she wanted to die by being shot or strangled, an investigator testified.

Leaders approve bill that would halt payday loans

Across the area
A Gilbert, S.C., woman was killed early Friday when she lost control of her sport utility vehicle on a rural Aiken County road.

Drugs raise health debate

Yellow Jackets miss chance to make statement
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The question was as indelicate as it was indescribably stupid. The Georgia Tech coach bristled.

Yellow Jackets creating their own buzz
GREENSBORO, N.C. - You're 20 years old. Your team let slip an 11-point lead. You hit the first game-winning buzzer-beater of consequence in your life. You find yourself staring into a stunned wall of baby blue.

Earnhardt Jr. looks to regroup

Newman - again - on the pole at Atlanta

Rahal considering leaving Champ Car
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Bobby Rahal is considering following the lead of fellow team owner Adrian Fernandez and abandoning the Champ Car World Series for the rival Indy Racing League.

Newman - again - on the pole at Atlanta
HAMPTON, Ga. -- This is getting monotonous.

Toyota jumps in front

Toyota jumps in front
ATLANTA - David Reutimann led a Toyota assault in qualifying for today's EasyCare Vehicle Services Contracts 200 for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

Newman captures pole position again

Earnhardt Jr. looks to regroup
HAMPTON, Ga. - Unlike the days that followed his victory at the Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn't spend time in a television studio last week. There were no visits to Regis and Kelly, The Late Show with David Letterman or Larry King Live.

NASCAR notebook

NASCAR notebook
HAMPTON, Ga. - Casey Mears brought his momentum and a fast car to Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Newman captures pole position again
HAMPTON, Ga. - Ryan Newman playfully suggested a week ago he'd like to break Bobby Isacc's 1969 record for pole positions in a single season.

Mexican workers' death rate rises
The jobs that lure Mexican workers to the United States are killing them in a worsening epidemic that is now claiming a victim a day, an Associated Press investigation has found.

AP Enterprise: Justice found Rumsfeld, senior FBI official have souvenirs from Sept. 11 sites

AP Enterprise: Justice found Rumsfeld, senior FBI official have souvenirs from Sept. 11 sites
WASHINGTON -- The removal of souvenir debris from the scenes of the Sept. 11 attacks reached the highest levels of government, including Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and FBI Director Robert Mueller's chief of anti-terrorism, a Justice Department investigation has found.

Mexican workers' death rate rises

NBA approves sale of Hawks, but NHL must sign off on Thrashers
ATLANTA -- The NBA approved the $250 million sale of the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers on Friday, but the NHL must still sign off on the deal before the new ownership group can take over.

Hawks whip Washington
ATLANTA - Stephen Jackson scored a career-high 42 points and five Atlanta players scored at least 20 in a 138-124 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

Hawks whip Washington

Przybilla injures left knee

Przybilla injures left knee
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Hawks center Joel Przybilla will miss four to six weeks after an MRI showed swelling in his left knee.

NBA approves sale of Hawks, but NHL must sign off on Thrashers

Augusta State buzzes Shaw
RALEIGH, N.C. - For a team that was barely supposed to be in the NCAA Division II Tournament, Augusta State went a long way in proving its worth Friday night.

Lady Jaguars keep improbable streak
RALEIGH, N.C. - For a team that most people expected to lose on Friday, the Augusta State women's basketball team simply will not go away.

Illinois dumps Indiana to gain semifinal berth
INDIANAPOLIS - Deron Williams felt sick just before Illinois' game against Indiana.

Carter propels Techsters' rout
FRESNO, Calif. - Amisha Carter had 23 points and 12 rebounds, leading No. 7 Louisiana Tech to the finals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament with a 74-47 victory over UTEP .

Duke continues piling up its records
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Paul Hewitt grew tired of answering the questions. Finally, he snapped back at reporters asking about Duke's stranglehold on the Atlantic Coast Conference and its tournament.

Roberts injured; Bulldogs out
ATLANTA - Mississippi State went to overtime one too many times.

Blue Devils topple Cavaliers
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Shelden Williams had a career-high 27 points and eight rebounds Friday to lift Duke past Virginia 84-74 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals.

NFL notebook

Cowboys acquire Henson from Texans

Mr. William Leverett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Roger Matthews (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Jordan (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Shelby Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Jeblee (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Josephine Thompkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Lazenby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Lynda Guyton (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Arlean Davis (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Royal Way (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Foskey (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Gardner (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Darrell Rishel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Schultz (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William Bledsoe (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Paul Shultz (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Jermaine Stewart (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. David McCoy (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Vivian Ledbetter (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ocie Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myra Jackson (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Deborah Bodiford (ULMER, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Tant (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Owens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Lazenby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Boyd (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Dudley Posey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Joe Wood (THOMSON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Myra Jackson (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Price (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

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Mrs. Sarah DeLoache (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William Leverett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Barber (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Larks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Shelly Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Flaggers should focus on looking forward
Before I launch into my diatribe, a few facts: I was born in Georgia, as were my parents and grandparents and all but one of my great-grandparents. Two of my ancestors fought for the South in the Civil War. There might have been others, but I don't know. In my family, looking back has never been as important as looking ahead.

Flaggers should focus on looking forward
Before I launch into my diatribe, a few facts: I was born in Georgia, as were my parents and grandparents and all but one of my great-grandparents. Two of my ancestors fought for the South in the Civil War. There might have been others, but I don't know. In my family, looking back has never been as important as looking ahead.

Overtime

Trials triumph

Agassi, Henin-Hardenne win; Clijsters withdraws

Trainer's Aiken Trials win comes in last race

Overtime

Prep spring sports

Area sports announcements

Trials triumph
James "Bo" Burns leaps off Cordon Rouge after finishing first in The City of Aiken Trophy race at the Aiken Track Trials. Pictured at bottom right is trainer Bruce Snipes.

Trainer's Aiken Trials win comes in last race
AIKEN - Transplanted Northerners and outsiders have long dominated the winter racing scene in Aiken.

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.

Mosley risking big payday against Wright
LAS VEGAS - He beat Oscar De La Hoya in his last fight, and has a promise to fight Felix Trinidad next.

Overtime
In Atlanta, Joe Kanshansky hit a solo homer in the ninth inning, lifting Virginia to a victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Prep spring sports
Area spring sports scores and stats.

Overtime
The NBA approved the $250 million sale of the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers on Friday, but the NHL must still sign off on the deal before the new ownership group can take over.

Agassi, Henin-Hardenne win; Clijsters withdraws
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Andre Agassi and No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne each won their first matches in the Pacific Life Open on Saturday, but defending women's champion Kim Clijsters withdrew because of a wrist injury.

Students proud to be called Nimrods
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - In most places, calling someone a "nimrod" might earn you a cold stare or a fat lip.

Outdoors calendar

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

Kids Fling has a bit of everything
DEARING, Ga. - Daniel Howard is just eight years old, so he isn't too concerned yet about the loss of wetlands that have left America with fewer waterfowl.

New dispute threatens bill on plan for state water use
ATLANTA - Backers of a major water-planning bill were so anxious for the General Assembly to pass it this year that they pulled the controversial provisions out of the measure.

Bills' do or die date is near
ATLANTA - Bills that have attracted some of the most attention during this legislative session are likely to die this week as they fall victim to a procedural deadline.

Kerry challenges Bush to series of civil debates
QUINCY, Ill. - In the city that saw a historic 19th century debate, John Kerry called for monthly debates with President Bush to elevate the tenor of a campaign that has opened with a relentlessly negative tone.

Cowboys acquire Henson from Texans
HOUSTON - Quarterback Drew Henson will get his chance to play in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys.

NFL notebook
BOSTON - Patriots cornerback Ty Law wants to leave the team after playing a key role in the team's drive toward a Super Bowl championship.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar is a roundup of church and temple activities. Deadline is noon Monday. Send items to virginia.norton@augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403, or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Religion News in Brief
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican issued instructions for bishops Tuesday that included a reminder that Jews should be treated with respect as "elder brothers" to avert anti-Semitism, and that priests should be properly educated about the Jewish religion.

Both sides in religion's gay marriage debate cite the same Bible passage
Gay marriage, with all its religious ramifications, is suddenly a hot political issue that will fester for years.

Feeding faith
When Bayvale Baptist Church found out its members were going to Hephzibah to participate in the Angel Food Ministry program, the church asked, "Why not here?"

Best-selling Christian author declares: 'It's Not About Me'
SAN ANTONIO -- To millions of readers, he's a writer whose personal anecdotes help connect ordinary Christians to God. To thousands at his church, he's an honest, humble preacher.

Rare bibles showcased in traveling university exhibit
DALLAS -- Few universities can match the caliber of the 60 rare English Bibles on display at Southern Methodist University.

'Passion' pulls pair to theater
The only time Sam Thorpe Jr. remembers setting foot inside a movie theater was to see The Sound of Music in the 1960s, until The Passion of the Christ came along.

Did banning Satan by proclamation make a difference?
INGLIS, Fla. -- It truly was an ambitious undertaking: But Carolyn Risher, mayor of this coastal hamlet of shrimp fishermen and God-fearing folk, believed the hour had come to cleanse her town of the giver of evil. Of Satan himself.

People visit shrine in western India hoping to shake off evil spirits
UNAVA, India -- Shrieking in anguish, Farida Banu savagely swings her matted hair and throws her head backward and forward.

Area churches plan for Easter pageantry
Within days of the opening for Immanuel: The Light of the World last year, the cast was still short three disciples.

Kids Fling has a bit of everything

Kids Fling has a bit of everything

Yellow Jackets creating their own buzz

Yellow Jackets miss chance to make statement

Ricky Gervais of 'The Office' takes on an 'Alias'

In future, TV will offer many options

In future, TV will offer many options
NEW YORK - What will TV be like a decade from now? For starters, Law & Order, featuring 78-year-old Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe, will be midway through its 24th season.

Ricky Gervais of 'The Office' takes on an 'Alias'
LOS ANGELES -- Ricky Gervais made TV viewers guffaw over "The Office." He had Hollywood giggling when he accepted Golden Globe honors for his sitcom as casually as if he was picking up groceries.

No. 8 Kentucky knocks out Georgia

No. 8 Kentucky knocks out Georgia
ATLANTA -- Take a deep breath, Kentucky.

Late effort shows Georgia deserves berth

Late effort shows Georgia deserves berth
ATLANTA - The Georgia Bulldogs have made their case.

Georgia must hope for bid
ATLANTA - A dejected Georgia squad shuffled off to the locker room underneath the Georgia Dome stands Friday afternoon, but a few Kentucky fans weren't ready to stop their taunting.

Georgia must hope for bid

South Carolina keeps NCAA hopes alive

MAKING THEIR CHARGE
ATLANTA - When Tarence Kinsey energized South Carolina in Thursday's win against Arkansas, Renaldo Balkman was a little surprised.

Gamecocks can't conquer Wildcats
ATLANTA - The loss to Kentucky on Saturday wasn't pleasant for South Carolina.

Gamecocks can't conquer Wildcats

MAKING THEIR CHARGE

South Carolina keeps NCAA hopes alive
ATLANTA -- Mike Boynton made sure South Carolina kept its NCAA tournament hopes alive.

Odds and Ends

Bodyguard's gun accidentally fires in audience at college tourney, wounds him in hip

Religion News in Brief

Did banning Satan by proclamation make a difference?

Both sides in religion's gay marriage debate cite the same Bible passage

Feeding faith

'Passion' pulls pair to theater

People visit shrine in western India hoping to shake off evil spirits

Area churches plan for Easter pageantry

Rare bibles showcased in traveling university exhibit

Best-selling Christian author declares: 'It's Not About Me'