New biography seeks to raise reputation of Sargent Shriver
WASHINGTON -- R. Sargent Shriver reclines cheerfully behind a well-papered table in his office at the Special Olympics, the program for mentally disabled athletes founded by wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Barbara Walters to write her memoirs

Book: Bush secretly ordered Iraq war plan shortly after U.S. attacked Afghanistan
WASHINGTON -- President Bush secretly ordered a war plan drawn up against Iraq less than two months after U.S. forces attacked Afghanistan and was so worried the decision would cause a furor he did not tell everyone on his national security team, says a new book on his Iraq policy.

Debut novel tells tender story of young widow's grief

Author offers different view of Lincoln's assassination
Charles Higham's "Murdering Mr. Lincoln" offers an uncommon rendering of one U.S. history's most famous political crimes.

Author offers different view of Lincoln's assassination

Debut novel tells tender story of young widow's grief
"PS, I Love You" by Cecelia Ahern is the weepy story of a young woman trying to cope with her husband's death.

Profile of teenage Tibetan leader opens window on behind-the-scenes rivalries

Conservator restores 9-foot bronze figure once deemed obscene
NORFOLK, Va. -- "Man" hasn't always been treated with respect since it was given to the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Baseball books go back in time

Arts calendar
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Arts calendar

Baseball books go back in time
Player, manager, coach. General manager, broadcaster, umpire. Nearly every baseball point of view - except perhaps that of the hot dog vendor - is represented in at least one of the many new books that cover just about all the bases.

New biography seeks to raise reputation of Sargent Shriver

Barbara Walters to write her memoirs
NEW YORK -- After a career of interviewing political luminaries and celebrities, Barbara Walters will tell her own story.

Profile of teenage Tibetan leader opens window on behind-the-scenes rivalries
Ten years ago, the world witnessed the startling spectacle of maroon-robed Tibetan monks - those tribunes of inner peace and outer compassion - hurling stones, soda bottles and curses at each other at the gates of a Buddhist institute in New Delhi.

Conservator restores 9-foot bronze figure once deemed obscene

Williams statue unveiled at Fenway Park

Miami man builds vast Cuban baseball memorabilia collection

Miami man builds vast Cuban baseball memorabilia collection
MIAMI -- A 1935 Havana baseball team jersey worn in a game. A payroll detailing how a young Tommy Lasorda made about $1,400 for four months of pitching in the Cuban Professional League. A silver coffee pot given to Leo Cardenas for the 1968 All-Star Game. Sandy Amoros' spikes.

Miscue saves Hornets

Baseball notebook
ST. LOUIS - Back at Busch Stadium for the first time since retiring, Mark McGwire had little to say about steroids in baseball.

Miscue saves Hornets
AIKEN -It mattered because there were two outs in the bottom of seventh. Aiken sophomore Tyson Dunbar stood in the on-deck circle and saw teammate Andy Fox wave at a two-strike curve from the strong right arm of South Aiken reliever Jeffrey Taylor.

Williams statue unveiled at Fenway Park
BOSTON -- A bronze statue of Ted Williams - a tribute to the "Splendid Splinter's" devotion to children with cancer - was unveiled Friday outside Fenway Park.

Baseball notebook

'A' does not equal acceptable in Princeton's lexicon

Birders mourn falcon who nested at Minn. power plant and gained following with Web cam
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Birders around the world are mourning the death of Mae, the first known peregrine falcon to nest at a power plant, who became an Internet star through a Web cam that allowed thousands to watch her during nesting season.

Dog found six days after surviving avalanche that killed owner
BUENA VISTA, Colo. -- A Burmese mountain dog escaped an avalanche that killed her owner, and then survived six days in freezing temperatures before being found alive and well.

Odds and Ends
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. -- A patrolman from Wisconsin left his opponents in a cloud of powdered sugar dust by downing 9 1/2 doughnuts in three minutes to win a doughnut-eating contest for police officers.

Cat survives monthlong trip in crate shipped from China to Tampa
TAMPA, Fla. -- A business owner opening a shipment of merchandise from China got an additional item he didn't expect - a severely undernourished cat.

HIV scare shuts down some Southern California porn productions
LOS ANGELES -- An AIDS scare prompted adult movie companies to halt production and bar dozens of performers from the set after two actors tested HIV-positive.

Car crashes just after woman gives birth in back seat; new father killed, newborn 'critical'
BRICK, N.J. -- A woman gave birth in the back of a car on the way to a hospital, but the vehicle then left the road and struck a utility pole, killing her husband.

Braves make some converts

Ortiz, Jones reel in Marlins
ATLANTA - The numbers screamed that the Braves had no shot at beating Josh Beckett.

Braves make some converts
ATLANTA - A few early-arriving and cynical Braves fans suggested that just scoring a run off the Florida Marlins could be considered a moral victory for Atlanta in Friday's series opener against the defending world champs.

Ortiz, Jones reel in Marlins

Job growth belies gap, analyst says

Greenspan urges restoration of trust to protect U.S. financial markets
WASHINGTON -- In light of the corporate scandals of recent years, companies need to work harder than ever to restore trust in the operation of the nation's financial markets, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday.

Call center closes; 150 left jobless
Click Dot Care, the latest incarnation of troubled telemarketing company FutureCall, has closed its Augusta call center for good, putting 150 people out of work.

Call center closes; 150 left jobless

Business calendar
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Shop owner rides out bicycle's downward trend
When downtown Augusta succumbed to suburban sprawl, Theron Graves Jr. wasn't concerned. The owner of Clyde Dunaway Bicycles on 12th Street had sold enough bikes and fixed enough flat tires to know his shop could survive without moving.

Job growth belies gap, analyst says
AIKEN - Although South Carolina officials are cheering new employment numbers that show the state added 18,200 jobs in March as part of a nationwide surge in job growth, an independent economic analyst said Friday that there's a big hole in the recovery.

Focusing on your customers' problem equals success
What is the one thing I can do to improve my business?

Caterpillar makes final contract offer
PEORIA, Ill. -- Heavy equipment giant Caterpillar Inc. announced Friday it has given the United Auto Workers its final offer on a new labor contract.

Will satellite radio become the cable TV of radio?

Increase of steel costs takes toll on construction projects, consumers
The Medical College of Georgia and Augusta Regional Airport both have stumbled across an unaccustomed snag in recent months that threatens to slow the start of multimillion-dollar construction projects.

Housing starts rebounds in March

'Whiff' of inflation as the economy recovers, good for some, bad for others

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: SITEL Corp

Increase of steel costs takes toll on construction projects, consumers

Caterpillar makes final contract offer

Pocket change

Greenspan urges restoration of trust to protect U.S. financial markets

On the move

Contractor licensing law is working well

Now is the time for disaster planning

'Whiff' of inflation as the economy recovers, good for some, bad for others
GARRISONVILLE, Va. -- When Paddy's Steakhouse & Pub opened in December 2002, a 12-ounce prime rib sold for $15.99. Today, after a run-up in beef prices and a growing clientele, the menu lists that same cut for $19.99.

Your credit report tells others more than you know

Your credit report tells others more than you know
The next time you pull out your credit card, be aware that it might affect more than just your ability to get a loan in the future.

Shop owner rides out bicycle's downward trend

Contractor licensing law is working well
As building season heats up with the temperatures, contractors in Columbia and Richmond counties will have to hold new licenses to do business.

Housing starts rebounds in March
WASHINGTON -- Housing construction rebounded with gusto in March, rising by 6.4 percent, the largest increase in 10 months. But production at America's industries fell.

Will satellite radio become the cable TV of radio?
NEW YORK -- If traditional radio decides Howard Stern is too hot to handle, satellite radio is waiting with an armload of wet T-shirts.

Business students showing interest in 'corporate social responsibility

Japan says corporate earnings, business sentiment improving
TOKYO -- The Japanese government said Friday that corporate earnings and business sentiment is improving in many industries and that private consumption is picking up.

On the move
Jean Grover has joined Regions Bank as vice president and manager of its Broad Street office.

RealNetworks seeks to join forces with Apple in online music
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Apple Computer Inc. apparently doesn't want to sing the same tune as its Internet music rival RealNetworks Inc.

Business students showing interest in 'corporate social responsibility
EVANSTON, Ill. -- As the stereotype goes, business students are supposed to be single-minded in their career goals: making money, more money and still more money.

Now is the time for disaster planning
NEW YORK -- For many business owners, making their companies less vulnerable in case of a disaster is something they mean to get around to at some point. In the midst of client meetings and employee crises, disaster preparedness isn't at the top of many agendas.

Focusing on your customers' problem equals success

Business calendar

Who's monkeying around with whom?

Who's monkeying around with whom?
"When the monkey gets throwed up on my back, I don't care where I throw him, but I get him off." That was the advice Augusta Commissioner Willie Mays gave Public Works Director Teresa Smith last week when she was on the hot seat over delays on the Barton Chapel Road widening project.

North Carolina shuts out Clemson
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Garry Bakker tossed seven shutout innings, and Marshall Hubbard went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in to lead North Carolina to a 4-0 win over Clemson on Saturday.

Order out of the court
This can be fixed.

Leaders vs. officeholders

Leaders vs. officeholders
Augusta commissioners have an unprecedented opportunity to display some leadership in the coming weeks.

Attacks on U.S. hurt all
Much of the world does support the war on terrorism. Even the incoming socialist prime minister of Spain has said he will fight terror.

Literacy is not optional
One of the NASA officials portrayed in the movie Apollo 13 famously said during the attempt to rescue the ship's astronauts that "failure is not an option."

Literacy is not optional

A poor 'mettle' detector
There are skeptics. Then there are cynics. Then there are people like Andy Rooney who give even vile cynicism a bad name.

Order out of the court

People in the News
WINDHOEK, Namibia -- Namibian government officials were surprised to learn that Michael Jackson wouldn't be arriving Friday as they had thought.

Woman describes affair she claims she had with Beckham
LONDON -- A woman who claims she had an affair with soccer star David Beckham says she wasn't attracted to him immediately, found him to be a "generous" lover, but also claims that on one occasion she felt "really cheap, used."

Nokia posts 1Q profit, but warns of 2Q drop in revenue, earnings

Tokyo stocks end slightly higher, dollar lower against yen
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks ended slightly higher in volatile trading on Friday as investors bought up issues that had fallen a day earlier. The U.S. dollar was lower against the yen.

Stocks edge higher despite interest rate fears
NEW YORK -- Wall Street ended a bewildering week Friday with a mixed performance, a fitting end to a week that saw investors selling broadly on interest rate fears and buying blue chips defensively.

Put your tax refund to work in a low-cost mutual fund
NEW YORK -- Suppose you find yourself with a little windfall in the next few weeks - say, $2,300, this year's average tax return. Would you pay off some bills, go on a cruise, or invest it in mutual funds?

Nokia posts 1Q profit, but warns of 2Q drop in revenue, earnings
HELSINKI, Finland -- Confirming it missed expectations in its flagship mobile phones unit, Nokia on Friday reported lower earnings and sales for the first quarter and lowered forecasts for the second quarter amid increased competition from American and Asian rivals.

Investors win arbitrations against analyst Grubman
WASHINGTON - Not that it threatens to change Jack Grubman's standard of living, but investors for the first time have won arbitration awards directly against the former Citigroup Inc. telecommunications analyst.

Put your tax refund to work in a low-cost mutual fund

Tokyo stocks end slightly higher, dollar lower against yen

Sample core funds for beginning investors

Sample core funds for beginning investors
Whether you're investing for retirement or to build up long-term savings, a broadly diversified core fund with low expenses should be at the center of your portfolio. Look for one with a history of stable management, a disciplined strategy and a solid track record compared to similar funds, and always consider your own time horizon and tolerance for risk.

Investors win arbitrations against analyst Grubman

Are the next generation of water gardens getting bigger or smaller?

Anonymous Nanking cherry has it all
What a springlike welcome the Nanking cherry brings! This shrub's flowers appear on leafless branches in such profusion that each branch becomes a dense spike of pinkish white blossoms - a cheery sight amid winter's lingering legacy of drab browns and grays.

An orgy of orchids - and the most valuable one really stinks

An orgy of orchids - and the most valuable one really stinks
NEW YORK -- Among the tens of thousands of orchids on display, the most precious is ugly and stinky.

Are the next generation of water gardens getting bigger or smaller?
GREENVILLE, Va. -- If you want to spend more time with the birds and the bees, build a water garden. Planning to set aside a place for contemplation and relaxation? Build it around a water garden.

Anonymous Nanking cherry has it all

Backs help motivate each other
ATLANTA - P.J. Daniels is into yoga. And one of the things Georgia Tech's starting tailback meditates on these days is his running style.

Gailey reshuffles deck again
ATLANTA - Forget the term "spring practice."

Backs help motivate each other

Gailey reshuffles deck again

Catfish deep-fry GreenJackets
Augusta starter Jarrett Gardner threw a pretty good game Friday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Catfish blank GreenJackets
The Augusta GreenJackets had a season high crowd in attendance Saturday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium, but for the fifth night in a row, the home crowd saw their team lose.

British champ's in front

British champ's in front
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Ben Curtis, who won the British Open last year, says he's in no hurry to win another major tournament.

Els will try comeback at Heritage

North Carolina grabs lead in ACC tourney
NEW LONDON, N.C. -- Martin Ureta, Dustin Bray and Ted Smith combined to put North Carolina in the lead of the Atlantic Coast Conference men's golf tournament after the first round.

Curtis makes mark at Harbour Town
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Ben Curtis' first MCI Heritage could turn out like his last trip to the British Open.

Curtis makes mark at Harbour Town

Purdy good time at MCI Heritage

Purdy good time at MCI Heritage
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Ted Purdy sat down to discuss his strong play, then dropped the clip-on microphone with a thud.

Florida surges into tie with Georgia in SEC Golf Tournament
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) ) Florida rebounded from 14 strokes back into a tie for the lead with Georgia after the second round of the 2004 Southeastern Conference Men's Golf Championships at Sea Island Golf Club Seaside Course Saturday.

Tiger Woods ends training at Fort Bragg, holds golf clinic
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Tiger Woods completed three grueling days of military training and said it helped him put in perspective what he does for a living.

Zoeller puts last week behind him, leads by 1

Zoeller puts last week behind him, leads by 1
MILTON, Fla. - Fuzzy Zoeller shot 5-under-par 65 in the opening round of the Blue Angels Classic on Friday for a one-stroke lead over Gil Morgan and defending champion Bob Gilder.

Els will try comeback at Heritage
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - The scenario will be a familiar one today for Ernie Els.

Catfish deep-fry GreenJackets

Catfish blank GreenJackets

Rouse not coming back to Josey next season

Vancouver police complete investigation into Bertuzzi attack
VANCOUVER -- Vancouver police completed their investigation of Todd Bertuzzi's on-ice attack that left Colorado's Steve Moore with a broken neck, and prosecutors will decide whether to press charges.

Canadiens burn Bruins
MONTREAL -- Once Darren Langdon scored a rare goal, the Montreal Canadiens knew this was their night.

Canadiens expecting Raycroft to return to form
MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens figure they've seen the worst from Boston Bruins rookie Andrew Raycroft. They know they'll need to pick up their game to win again.

Canadiens burn Bruins

Canadiens expecting Raycroft to return to form

Elia undergoing tests for abdominal discomfort

Sundin misses Game 5
TORONTO -- Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin missed Friday night's playoff game against the Ottawa Senators due to a left leg injury.

Detroit can clinch with first road victory this postseason
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Detroit Red Wings finally played like the star-studded team they are in taking the lead in their first-round series against Nashville. Now they face a different challenge: Winning on the road.

Sundin misses Game 5

Elia undergoing tests for abdominal discomfort
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Devil Rays batting coach Lee Elia underwent tests at an area hospital Friday after experiencing abdominal discomfort earlier in the week.

Detroit can clinch with first road victory this postseason

'A' does not equal acceptable in Princeton's lexicon
Guess the biggest concern on our nation's top campuses today. It's not the war on terrorism. It's not high gasoline prices. It's not even the conclusion of the final season of Friends.

Family of missing woman releases statement
Statement given by spokesman Pat Rice at 5:15 p.m. Saturday:

Man charged with abducted woman's murder leads police to body
Police found the body of 29-year-old Tamara Dunstan and arrested one man in connection with her death, Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength announced at a Sunday press conference.

Prayer vigil to be held tonight for abducted woman
The church of an abducted Augusta woman is holding a prayer vigil for her safe return home this evening.

Support Bush marriage amendment
President Bush and other conservatives have been accused in recent weeks of seeking to put bias in the Constitution by endorsing an amendment that would define marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman. Nothing could be further from the truth. Debbie Stevens, Hephzibah

Slap muzzles on the dogs of war

Support Bush marriage amendment

'Liberal' means to be generous
A public forum such as letters to the editor should be a place to present issues and propose solutions, not to denigrate those of opposing views ("President is a Christian, too," April 4). Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Hospitals' gifts are appreciated
Recently, after 15 years, I retired from the telethon committee for the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center to assist my husband in running the West Augusta Little League. Pam Wilkins, Augusta

Get the record straight on Kerry
In response to Al Kotras' April 12 letter ("Will the real Kerry please stand up?"), I will be happy to help John Kerry stand up for Mr. Kotras. Nathan Kirby, Augusta

'Liberal' means to be generous

Thanks for everything, Arnie
I remember as a child in 1958 when Arnold Palmer won his first Masters Tournament, and how he immediately made golf and Augusta synonomous. John Lawrence, Eugene, Ore.

Hateful Democrats are easy to spot
My wife and I often play a game while watching C-SPAN and other political programming. We watch and listen to the various speakers and cast a vote whether we believe the person is a Democrat or Republican based upon their dress, their demeanor and their speaking style. Believe it or not, we have gotten very good at spotting the Democrats and have a success rate of about 80 percent. David Chiera, Evans, Ga.

Get involved, protect America
The world is changing rapidly, and for the benefit of the United States we, as citizens, must educate ourselves about the world around us. We can no longer afford to think that somebody else will do it for you, then complain or pass judgment if it did not get done to your satisfaction. David Rushton, North Augusta, S.C.

Hospitals' gifts are appreciated

Slap muzzles on the dogs of war
In the 2000 presidential campaign, President Clinton's and the Democrats' nation-building adventures were rightfully criticized. Now that is exactly what the Republicans are engaged in, particularly in Iraq. We taxpayers are not even being told what this might cost or how long we will be there. My guess is trillions and decades. Robert Gilbert, Aiken, S.C.

Talk pundits are audio poison
I am extremely disturbed about radio and television talk-show hosts and the poison spewed by them daily. Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Stop fighting Halliburton's war in Iraq
We live in one of the most propaganda-generating countries in the world. The media often attach labels to deceive and divide the population. Roy Ellis, Augusta

$8,000 ring should be given back to groom

Property transfers

Bad knees, yen for exercise lead boomers to cycling

Jewish center holds ceremony for Holocaust victims

In the know

Come early to savor Normandy at its best

Idaho residents keep Hemingway home closed to the public

Lots of color, custom touches add owner's personality to home

Author: Missions to moon and Mars will inspire humanity
SAN FRANCISCO -- Human exploration of the moon and Mars will move humanity beyond terrorism and war, inspiring the public in much the same way as Europeans who explored North America 500 years ago, author Ray Bradbury said Thursday.

In the know
Red lights are comparable to the adage that a watched pot never boils. Drivers understand why they're needed, but sometimes a red light can seem to take forever.

A mayor's quest to bring the Old West east
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Stephen R. Reed had a dream, unbridled by geography.

Property transfers
Richmond County property transfers for March 31-April 5. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Car fans gather to celebrate Mustang's 40th anniversary
GLADEVILLE, Tenn. -- Craig Hutain has spent $17,000 and put in about 1,500 hours over the past four years restoring the original look of his 1965 Mustang - right down to the "springtime yellow" paint and tachometer mounted on the steering column.

Idaho residents keep Hemingway home closed to the public
KETCHUM, Idaho -- Ernest Hemingway's last home is the only one of his three that isn't open to the public - and it might never be if this resort town continues its opposition to making it more accessible.

Come early to savor Normandy at its best
PONT L'EVEQUE, France -- This old Norman town is far from the beaches, but that's the point. If you're doing D-Day, go early. Then beat a strategic retreat to a memorable Calvados-spiked dinner.

$8,000 ring should be given back to groom
Dear Carson: What are the financial responsibilities when a groom cancels the wedding? Who gets the ring, which costs $8,000? The bride's father is saying that the groom must pay for the bridesmaids' dresses and I'm sure it is not going to end here. - Cancellation Concerns

Will tourists find charm in Pittsburgh's historic steps?
PITTSBURGH -- Bob Regan is out to save part of Pittsburgh's history one step at a time.

Lots of color, custom touches add owner's personality to home
A move from Waynesboro to Augusta in 2001 was a big step for Phyllis Cochran and her daughter, Macy. Ms. Cochran and her husband, Chip, had divorced, and this would be the first home for just mother and daughter. Fortunately, they had some help from Mr. Cochran, who found what would become their home on Wheeler Road.

Jewish center holds ceremony for Holocaust victims
Remembering the Holocaust isn't just about recalling the many millions who died and the millions more who survived attempted genocide under Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.

Bad knees, yen for exercise lead boomers to cycling
NEW YORK -- It's a sound dreaded by baby boomers - the creaks and pops that can emanate from knees after years of running, skiing and other strenuous exercise.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford said his 5-year-old son fell and broke his right arm Friday on the school playground.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is James Andrew McCartney of Augusta.

Club's rodeo is booted by UGA

McWee put to death
COLUMBIA - Asking forgiveness for his crimes in his final moments, Augustan Jerry Bridwell McWee was executed by lethal injection Friday for the 1991 shooting death of an Aiken convenience store clerk.

Across South Carolina

Judge turns down request for bond by slaying suspects
A couple accused of killing an older Augusta woman who had befriended them must await possible indictment and trial in jail, a judge ruled Friday.

Across the area

Perdue pushes GOP switches
ATLANTA - Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue sets out for a 20-city bus tour Monday to sign bills and trumpet his victories from this year's legislative session. But there are a few side trips planned for what would otherwise be a routine after-session tour.

Woman is selfless, friends say

New competition in Evans adds sport to Paralympics
Ten-year-old Adam Hughes stepped up to the starting line, took aim and lobbed a softball that landed him his second blue ribbon of the day.

Family hopes public can help
Valuable artwork was taken from the Augusta home where police say Tamara Dunstan was abducted by burglars. Richmond County investigators have not found the items at pawn shops and decided Saturday to release their descriptions.

Prayer vigil to be held tonight for abducted woman

Dump plan is rejected by agency
An Atlanta developer's request to locate a landfill in rural Taliaferro County was rejected Friday by Georgia's Environmental Protection Division.

New competition in Evans adds sport to Paralympics

People want costly center
Highland Avenue Neighborhood Association members think a bird in the hand isn't worth two in the bush.

Around town

Aging prison population needs costly care

FINAL STATEMENT OF JERRY BRIDWELL MCWEE

Across Georgia

Across the area

Man charged with abducted woman's murder leads police to body

Building creates tug of war

Brown's wife gets out of 1st marriage
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A Family Court judge has dissolved the first marriage of singer James Brown's wife.

McWee put to death

Hunley families gather
CHARLESTON, S.C. - From North and South they have come to the city where the Civil War began for the funeral of their ancestors - the crew of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub to sink an enemy warship.

Statement form Karen Perry and Family

Men did dental work illegally, authorities say
Stories of disastrous dental work performed during house calls led Jefferson County authorities to arrest two Wadley men on charges of practicing dentistry without a license.

King site inspires diplomat

Spinning Power
CLARKS HILL, S.C. - A half-century ago, when the last of seven hydropower turbines spun to life inside Thurmond Dam, the technology was hailed as the most advanced of its time.

Kid of the Day

Third-graders must pass exam's reading section to advance

Statement form Karen Perry and Family
Statement form Karen Perry and Family

Family, friends gather for vigil

Third-graders must pass exam's reading section to advance
Columbia County third-graders will sharpen their No. 2 pencils to take a test this week that will determine whether they are promoted to fourth grade.

Coyote gains ground in area

Services honor two soldiers killed in Iraq
ATLANTA - With ceremonial flourishes honoring their military service and emotional outpourings from their families and friends, two Georgia men killed in Iraq were buried Saturday.

Augusta law's appeal affects G-8 ordinance

Augusta law's appeal affects G-8 ordinance
At the urging of a group called the G-8 Legal Subcommittee, the city of Savannah and other governments passed protest ordinances based on an Augusta ordinance still being fought in court.

Disabled hunters have special day

War chests expand in 12th District race
Facing a fierce re-election fight, freshman U.S. Rep. Max Burns says he has raised $1.3 million to defend his 12th Congressional District seat.

Exit exam standards increase

Police continue search
The family of a pregnant Augusta woman pleaded for the safe return of their loved one Friday as police continue to search for her and her abductors.

Island expects closings, delays during G-8 summit

Cities, county still clash on fire service

Leaders say roads bill slights Georgia

Police continue search

Family, friends gather for vigil
As the city awaited the safe return of Tamara Dunstan from her abductors, friends, family and neighbors crowded a Saturday night vigil.

Judge turns down request for bond by slaying suspects

News you can use
April 18, 1958 A gasoline "price war" has developed in the country - and industry leaders are genuinely afraid that it will spread to Augusta within a day or so.

FINAL STATEMENT OF JERRY BRIDWELL MCWEE
FINAL STATEMENT OF JERRY BRIDWELL MCWEE:

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Desiree Nealious, 4, of Augusta.

Officials delay layoffs again
AIKEN - Looming layoffs at Savannah River Site that were scheduled to be announced after April 12 didn't come this week, leaving many of the site's 13,000 employees with an uncertain future dangling over them.

Island expects closings, delays during G-8 summit
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Several waterways and two small airports will be closed for the upcoming G-8 summit, and security sweeps of traffic could cause hourlong delays, the Secret Service warned local residents Friday.

Aging prison population needs costly care
At Augusta's western edge, the effect of harder sentencing regulations, aging, bad health practices and rising health-care costs come together.

Disabled hunters have special day
JACKSON - The constant pain from David Cianfarano's spinal cord injury, which forces him to use a walker, quickly faded for the first time at 5:30 a.m. Saturday when he crept deep into the woods in search of wild turkeys.

North Augusta artisan's fair offers variety of works
About 20 white tents offered a natural, decorative look to newly sprouted grass at North Augusta's Living History Park on Saturday.

Cities, county still clash on fire service
Grovetown and Harlem officials said Friday that they are willing to continue negotiations with Columbia County over a disputed fire services contract, but refuse to sign the agreement as is.

Robotics event lures teens into science
ATLANTA - Don't tell the 7,000 teens who met in Atlanta for the national robotics championship that science isn't cool. They know otherwise.

Across the area
An Augusta couple was jailed early Saturday after being charged with deprivation of a minor, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - A Tennessee man is behind bars for taking a bite into crime.

Across the area
THOMSON, GA. - The Georgia Department of Agriculture seized three horses in McDuffie County on Friday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Sheriff's departments in Richland and Lexington counties are offering a reward of $10,000 for information about a person suspected of robbing more than 20 Midlands businesses since early March.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Adoptions from a Chinese agency where a measles outbreak has been reported should be temporarily suspended, the government said Friday.

Woman is selfless, friends say
Tamara Dunstan is so selfless, friends and family say, that she'd probably be surprised to see her friends and family mobilized to find her after her Thursday abduction.

Robotics event lures teens into science

Across the southeast
North Carolinians pick Edwards in caucus

War chests expand in 12th District race

Crack shot ends police standoff
JONESBORO, Ga. - Like a scene out of an old television Western, a law officer ended a police standoff with a distraught man in a Jonesboro parking lot by shooting the man's pistol out of harm's way.

Hopefuls might get new shot at ballot
AIKEN - If South Carolina Republican Party officials have their way, veteran state Sen. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater, will face a challenger in November despite the passing of two filing deadlines set by state election laws.

Rights group sues its founder
ATLANTA - The board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference has accused co-founder Joseph Lowery of violating his financial responsibility to the civil rights group by leasing office space to an organization run by his wife for $1 a year.

People want costly center

Building creates tug of war
EDGEFIELD - A condemned and crumbling building that has perched on the west side of Edgefield's Court House Square since 1896 is now a hot piece of property.

Perdue pushes GOP switches

UGA complex gets leader's name
More than 100 people turned out Friday as the University of Georgia's Life Sciences Building was named for former UGA President Fred C. Davison.

Men did dental work illegally, authorities say

Children keep up studies
SAVANNAH, Ga. - About 75 percent of the struggling third-graders in Savannah's public schools agreed to skip the fun of spring break for some tutoring instead.

UGA complex gets leader's name

King site inspires diplomat
ATLANTA - The Moroccan ambassador to the United States toured the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site on Friday, comparing Dr. King's struggle to his own nation's civil rights movement and fight against terrorism.

Club's rodeo is booted by UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - It's enough to make a cowboy cry. After 30 years of putting on the nation's largest student-run professional rodeo, the Block & Bridle Club at the University of Georgia has been roped off campus. The future is uncertain for this springtime tradition, once as big a draw as football games in the fall.

Around town
Lydell Briney (left) and Fred Franklin, of Fred Franklin Restoration, work on the dome at the top of Sacred Heart Cultural Center on Greene Street. The cross at the dome's peak was taken down to be restored after being in place 100 years.

Kid of the day

Family of missing woman releases statement

Exit exam standards increase
AIKEN - Graduating from high school just got harder. Starting Monday, about 45,000 South Carolina 10th-graders will take a new, more challenging exit exam that they must pass in order to collect a diploma in May.

Coyote gains ground in area
LANGLEY - One of nature's most misunderstood creatures, the much-maligned coyote, isn't gaining many new friends as its visible presence continues to grow in the Southeast.

GNOMES need a new leader in clubhouse
It is time to come down from the euphoria of one of the finest Masters Tournament Sundays in history and address the void it left behind.

Crawford's gamble pays off for Martinsville win
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Rick Crawford held off Dennis Setzer during a two-lap sprint to the finish Saturday at Martinsville Speedway, making a midrace gamble with his tires pay off for his third career victory.

Harvick puts his emotions in check
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - It generally takes equal amounts of engine, brakes, luck and anger management to survive 500 laps of racing at Martinsville Speedway, much less win at the paperclip-shaped half-mile racetrack.

Harvick puts his emotions in check

Junqueira nips Tracy for Long Beach provisional pole
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Bruno Junqueira got a clear lap and Paul Tracy didn't.

NASCAR notebook
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Martinsville Speedway is known for being tough on brakes. But rarely has there been so much trouble before the main event.

Junqueira nips Tracy for Long Beach provisional pole

Gordon rules at Martinsville

Gordon rules at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - No matter how bad things get during the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season, Jeff Gordon knows he can always find relief at tiny Martinsville Speedway.

Taurasi selected by Mercury with No. 1 pick in WNBA draft

Once traded for each other, Kidd and Marbury to meet in playoffs

Taurasi selected by Mercury with No. 1 pick in WNBA draft
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Diana Taurasi is heading a long way from Connecticut.

Heat rising under Riley's protege
MIAMI -- A few weeks ago, when Stan Van Gundy was an obscure rookie NBA head coach with a lousy record, he took a seat for his daily session with the media. Notebooks opened, camera shutters clicked and Van Gundy smiled, amused by the attention.

Van Horn likely to start playoffs on the bench

Van Horn likely to start playoffs on the bench
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- Keith Van Horn will probably come off the bench in a playoff game for the first time in his career when the Milwaukee Bucks face the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.

Plenty at stake in latest Mavs-Kings tussle
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - One immensely talented team will be eliminated in the first round. One coaching staff could be finished. At least one fanatical owner will be hugely disappointed to see his millions wasted.

Raptors fire O'Neill
TORONTO -- A day after coach Kevin O'Neill questioned the Toronto Raptors' commitment to winning, they fired him.

Plenty at stake in latest Mavs-Kings tussle

Once traded for each other, Kidd and Marbury to meet in playoffs
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The careers of Stephon Marbury and Jason Kidd are entwined. They are both considered among the top point guards in the league and were once traded for each other.

Raptors fire O'Neill

Heat rising under Riley's protege

Chargers want to put Leaf saga behind them

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Athens races to get city center in shape
ATHENS, Greece - They work all day and night, racing to finish one of the most important construction projects for the Olympics' return to their birthplace.

Athens races to get city center in shape

Supporters of '56 flag need more friendly talks
After enduring a steady barrage of slings and arrows from this correspondent, flaggers did a wise thing. Kenneth Waters, an advocate for the pre-2001 state flag, asked for the opportunity to tell their side of the story. He put together a lunch with Dan Coleman, a spokesman for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and William Lathem, the head of the Southern Heritage Political Action Committee, that was testy at times but ended well enough to have been worth everybody's time.

Overtime

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Armstrong's entry cycles Augusta out

Prep spring sports

Williams, Martinez reach Family Circle final

Climber is ready to ride

Armstrong's entry cycles Augusta out
The sun beat down on a clear April morning last year as spandex-clad cyclists gathered at Augusta Common. Local dignitaries flocked there. A men's vocal group sang the national anthem. Mayor Bob Young fired a starter's pistol.

Williams, Martinez reach Family Circle final
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Venus Williams beat Jelena Kostanic of Croatia 6-4, 6-1 Saturday at the Family Circle Cup, capitalizing on a strong serve to reach her first final of the year.

Montanes into semis at rainy Valencia Open
VALENCIA, Spain -- Albert Montanes beat Marc Lopez 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 at the Valencia Open Friday in the only quarterfinal completed before rain forced suspension of play.

Overtime
In New London, N.C., Clemson turned in the low round of the day, a 13-under-par 275 to take a seven-shot lead after two rounds of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship.

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.

Overtime
Aiken Tech point guard Darrin Shine signed a letter-of-intent with Division I Delaware State on Friday.

Prep spring sports
Here are the results from area prep sports activities from Friday's action.

Climber is ready to ride
ATHENS, Ga. - Cesar Grajales' cycling career has taken him from being the bum off the street to making a bum of some of the best cyclists in the world.

Dog hunters see laws stay same
Efforts to dilute new laws enacted last year to regulate hunting clubs that use dogs to hunt deer fell short of passage in this year's Georgia Legislature.

Dog hunters see laws stay same

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

Outdoors calendar

Stripers might be coming back
Biologists who study striped bass in the Savannah River are accustomed to netting and tagging big fish.

Leaders say roads bill slights Georgia
WASHINGTON - Georgia is considered a "donor state" when it comes to federal highway funds, but its congressional delegation would like to see a little less charity and a little more money.

Rouse not coming back to Josey next season
The message on Emmett Rouse's cellular phone identifies him as the head coach of the T.W. Josey boys' basketball team.

Packers re-sign Tony Fisher
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers on Friday re-signed running back Tony Fisher, a third-down back and special-teamer last season.

Chargers want to put Leaf saga behind them
SAN DIEGO - Standing at a podium in a party tent six years ago, San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos gushed about the team's new quarterback, obtained with the second pick in the draft.

Muslims' request to use loudspeakers for call for prayer divides Detroit community
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. -- A request by Muslims to allow mosques to use loudspeakers for the call to prayer has prompted a backlash among some of their mostly white, Christian neighbors.

Faith digest
Georgia state Judge Penny Brown-Reynolds, of Fulton County, will speak at a 100-Women-in-White event at 11 a.m. Sunday at Thankful Baptist Church, 302 Walker St.

Do we need yet another English-language Bible?
Is this Bible necessary? That is the question, as the Holman Christian Standard Bible CSB) enters the cluttered and competitive market for English translations.

Religion briefs
WASHINGTON - A survey released Monday found that U.S. Roman Catholic voters are about evenly split between President Bush and presumed Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar is a roundup of church and temple activities.

Publishers appeal to teens with hip Bibles, magazines
If Thomas Nelson's Extreme Teen Bible in neon-colored covers wasn't eye-catching enough, its sales figures made up for it.

Running feeds Texas seminarian's body, mind, spirit
AUSTIN, Texas -- In what he calls his "Mother Teresa Run," Roger Joslin looks for the divine in the faces of everyone he meets. When "Running With Alms," the Austin seminarian takes along a few dollars to help those in need.

Ancient Islamic texts crumble in West Africa's desert north
TIMBUKTU, Mali -- Lit by a sunbeam slanting through his broken roof, a 16-year-old Islamic student chants verses from a brittle, yellowing page - one of an estimated 1 million ancient texts that experts say are crumbling to dust in this once-thriving city of Islamic learning.

Augusta church to celebrate 200 years
First Presbyterian Church of Augusta will compress 200 years of history into 200 days, starting with dinner First Presbyterian Church of Augusta will compress 200 years of history into 200 days, starting with dinner and worship Thursday and ending with another worship service and dinner Nov. 7. worship service and dinner Nov. 7.

Hottest religious books depart from traditional Christian teaching
The lesson from this week's best-seller list is simple: God sells. But what worries some scholars is that the hottest religious books depart from traditional Christian teaching or distort the faith's origins.

Stripers might be coming back

GNOMES need a new leader in clubhouse

'The Simpsons' creator to guest star as himself
NEW YORK -- Matt Groening, creator of "The Simpsons," will make his first guest voice appearance on Sunday's show, Fox network said.

'Never Scared,' Chris Rock stars in an HBO comedy special

MTV Video Music Awards to be held in Miami

'Never Scared,' Chris Rock stars in an HBO comedy special
NEW YORK -- As the father of a baby girl, Chris Rock discovered that his main job is giving her a healthy first impression of men.

Bill Nighy plays intrepid newspaper editor in BBC's 'State of Play'
LOS ANGELES -- Cameron Foster is an unconventional newspaper editor who stands fast behind a rogue reporter determined to cut through political spin and uncover the truth about a government scandal.

Chicago man is Trump's 'Apprentice'

Bill hired, Kwame fired on 'Apprentice' finale
NEW YORK -- When Bill Rancic aced "The Apprentice," Donald Trump gave him a choice of two plum jobs: managing a Trump-owned golf course in California or overseeing a 90-story building project in Chicago.

Henry Simmons nets a gladiator role in 'Spartacus'
LOS ANGELES -- Best known as Detective Baldwin Jones on ABC's "NYPD Blue," Henry Simmons exchanges his badge and gun for a net and spear to play gladiator slave Draba in USA Network's version of "Spartacus."

Chicago man is Trump's 'Apprentice'
ORLAND PARK, Ill. -- He started his own Internet cigar company, owns a home in a swank Chicago neighborhood, skydives to relax - and now Bill Rancic can add "apprentice" to his list of accomplishments.

Bill hired, Kwame fired on 'Apprentice' finale

Henry Simmons nets a gladiator role in 'Spartacus'

'The Simpsons' creator to guest star as himself

Bill Nighy plays intrepid newspaper editor in BBC's 'State of Play'

MTV Video Music Awards to be held in Miami
NEW YORK -- MTV will take its irreverent Video Music Awards to Miami this year.

Woman describes affair she claims she had with Beckham

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Georgia presents case to NCAA infractions committee

Georgia falls to LSU
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Clay Dirks allowed seven hits over eight innings as LSU beat Georgia 10-2 on Saturday afternoon.

Georgia presents case to NCAA infractions committee
With the Harricks in attendance, a Georgia delegation headed by University of Georgia president Michael Adams and athletic director Vince Dooley spent all day Saturday pleading for leniency from the NCAA's infractions committee.

G-Day: More at stake than steak
ATHENS, Ga. - DeMario Minter showed Georgia coaches enough in the team's 14 practices leading up to today's annual G-Day game to garner the Most Improved Defensive Back Award for the spring.

Georgia fans give Hollis ovation
On a sun-splashed day with temperatures kissing the 80s, Georgia's annual G-Day game took on the feel of a hockey game for much of Saturday.

Store owner brings Georgia greats to town
Sam Cohen wanted to bring in an impressive group of University of Georgia football players for his store's first autograph session in Augusta.

Georgia falls to LSU

Store owner brings Georgia greats to town

Georgia fans give Hollis ovation

Newton impresses Holtz in spring tie
COLUMBIA - When South Carolina coach Lou Holtz decides who will be his starting quarterback for next season, he'll pick the one who shows enthusiasm and an ability to lead the offense down the field for clutch scores.

Newton impresses Holtz in spring tie

Williamson has an ally in new receivers coach
Troy Williamson hasn't been real eager to talk to reporters this spring, but maybe that's OK.

Williamson has an ally in new receivers coach

Birders mourn falcon who nested at Minn. power plant and gained following with Web cam

Cat survives monthlong trip in crate shipped from China to Tampa

Car crashes just after woman gives birth in back seat; new father killed, newborn 'critical'

Augusta church to celebrate 200 years

Faith calendar

Publishers appeal to teens with hip Bibles, magazines

Faith digest

Do we need yet another English-language Bible?

Muslims' request to use loudspeakers for call for prayer divides Detroit community

Ancient Islamic texts crumble in West Africa's desert north

Religion briefs

Running feeds Texas seminarian's body, mind, spirit

Hottest religious books depart from traditional Christian teaching