New national book awards to be decided by public vote
NEW YORK - Plans for a new national book award were announced Wednesday, with winners to be chosen by the general public voting online and in bookstores.

Church ceremony allows couples to reaffirm vows

Odds and Ends
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A Show-Me State lawmaker wants a sin tax - on those who show too much.

Odds and Ends
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A Show-Me State lawmaker wants a sin tax - on those who show too much.

Work on Marshall Square is on track
Designing has begun, and the grave sites soon will be moved.

Earnings, oil prices extend stock gains

Big-ticket factory orders surged 2004
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories for durable goods, helped by strong demand for communications equipment, rose a solid 0.6 percent in December, capping off a year in which demand for big-ticket manufactured goods rose at the fastest clip in a decade.

Sarbanes-Oxley Act is expensive for banks
Million-dollar birthday parties, shredded documents and overstated earnings are just a few of the corporate excesses and scandals perpetrated during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Same songs, new style
Joe Kristosik can sit at his home computer in Jackson and see what's playing on the jukebox he owns at a crosstown bar miles away.

Same songs, new style

Earnings, oil prices extend stock gains
NEW YORK - Stocks managed to continue their gains in a second session Wednesday as a bright outlook from Oracle and better-than-expected results from chipmaker Texas Instruments lifted the technology sector.

Sarbanes-Oxley Act is expensive for banks

Earnings, oil prices extend stock gains
NEW YORK - Stocks managed to continue their gains in a second session Wednesday as a bright outlook from Oracle and better-than-expected results from chipmaker Texas Instruments lifted the technology sector.

Speaker urges development

Same songs, new style
Joe Kristosik can sit at his home computer in Jackson and see what's playing on the jukebox he owns at a crosstown bar miles away.

French vintners hope to destroy their surplus stocks

Speaker urges development
Private business is going to need to take the lead in economic development in South Carolina in the coming years.

Big-ticket factory orders surged 2004

Mall is trading spaces
North Augusta's Flea Mall has undergone a metamorphosis and now is named Riverfront Plaza.

Reports: SBC in talks to buy AT&T

Bank earns less in 2004

French vintners hope to destroy their surplus stocks
PARIS - It wouldn't quite be pouring good wine down the drain, but close.

Norfolk reports record year

Reports: SBC in talks to buy AT&T
NEW YORK - SBC Communications Inc. is in talks to acquire America's once-dominant telephone brand, AT&T Corp., for at least $15 billion, according to published reports.

Bank earns less in 2004
Had mortgage rates not hit 40-year lows in 2003, 2004 might have been a record year for First Bank of Georgia's holding company.

Big-ticket factory orders surged 2004
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories for durable goods, helped by strong demand for communications equipment, rose a solid 0.6 percent in December, capping off a year in which demand for big-ticket manufactured goods rose at the fastest clip in a decade.

Kodak's digital pursuit pays off
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Eastman Kodak Co., which turned picture-taking into a mass-market pastime a century ago, is quickly making up for a sluggish start in filmless photography in the 21st century.

Speaker urges development
Private business is going to need to take the lead in economic development in South Carolina in the coming years.

Norfolk reports record year
NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Southern Corp. on Wednesday reported record profits for the fourth quarter- beating Wall Street estimates - and the year as it benefited from an improving economy that sent a flood of merchandise, coal and other products onto the nation's rail system.

Sarbanes-Oxley Act is expensive for banks
Million-dollar birthday parties, shredded documents and overstated earnings are just a few of the corporate excesses and scandals perpetrated during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Bank earns less in 2004
Had mortgage rates not hit 40-year lows in 2003, 2004 might have been a record year for First Bank of Georgia's holding company.

French vintners hope to destroy their surplus stocks
PARIS - It wouldn't quite be pouring good wine down the drain, but close.

Reports: SBC in talks to buy AT&T
NEW YORK - SBC Communications Inc. is in talks to acquire America's once-dominant telephone brand, AT&T Corp., for at least $15 billion, according to published reports.

Norfolk reports record year
NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Southern Corp. on Wednesday reported record profits for the fourth quarter- beating Wall Street estimates - and the year as it benefited from an improving economy that sent a flood of merchandise, coal and other products onto the nation's rail system.

Maryland upset nixes Duke's unbeaten year

Maryland upset nixes Duke's unbeaten year
DURHAM, N.C. - When Duke needed a basket, J.J. Redick tried to deliver.

Maryland upset nixes Duke's unbeaten year
DURHAM, N.C. - When Duke needed a basket, J.J. Redick tried to deliver.

Romance lives

Iraq vote: make or break
One of the most important elections in American history occurred last Nov. 2.

Curbing truancy
Juvenile Court Judge Herbert Kernaghan must have shocked a lot of parents last November when he sentenced several juveniles to 60 days in the youth detention center for fighting and disrupting schools in Richmond County.

Curbing truancy
Juvenile Court Judge Herbert Kernaghan must have shocked a lot of parents last November when he sentenced several juveniles to 60 days in the youth detention center for fighting and disrupting schools in Richmond County.

Romance lives
Larry was after only one woman, his estranged wife. But the Orlando man's remorseful and romantic full-page personal ad in a Florida newspaper this past week seemed to charm the world.

Curbing truancy

Iraq vote: make or break

Iraq vote: make or break
One of the most important elections in American history occurred last Nov. 2.

It's not a PlayStation!
You may not want your child playing a video game called Grand Theft Auto. Or one of the many excessively bloody and violent games on the market.

Romance lives
Larry was after only one woman, his estranged wife. But the Orlando man's remorseful and romantic full-page personal ad in a Florida newspaper this past week seemed to charm the world.

Don't let it happen to you
The Terri Schiavo case looks to be nearly over. It looks as if everybody lost.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Galleries
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Lackluster releases see light of day
Fine. I admit it. I can be something of a cynic. Not to be confused with pessimism or mistrust, my cynicism stems from a healthy belief that nothing can ever be true until it has been quantified. For instance, The Aviator received 11 Academy Award nominations, but I'm not ready to declare it a fine film. Why? I haven't seen it and so, in my eyes, it cannot be deemed as either perfect or poor.

Concerts
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

Cast member learns the laugh is the thing
For Second City cast member Lori McClain, performing with the ensemble has been a master class in the art of the funny.

Galleries
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

People in the News
Former Beatle Ringo Starr and comic book mogul Stan Lee announced a partnership Wednesday to launch an original entertainment franchise of an animated persona based on and voiced by Starr.

Hot ticket
JOSH GROBANWHEN: 8 p.m. TuesdayWHERE: Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta

Gretzky game not as good as Great One
Wayne Gretzky was known as The Great One, so it stands to reason that his hockey game would be, er, pretty good.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

People in the News
SYDNEY, Australia - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman has asked a court to issue a restraining order against two Sydney photographers, their lawyer said Wednesday.

How SCTV changed the character of comedy
When a collection of improv-minded actors took the stage as The Second City on Dec. 16, 1959, their intention wasn't to change the face of comedy.

How SCTV changed the character of comedy
When a collection of improv-minded actors took the stage as The Second City on Dec. 16, 1959, their intention wasn't to change the face of comedy.

Cast member learns the laugh is the thing
For Second City cast member Lori McClain, performing with the ensemble has been a master class in the art of the funny.

Lackluster releases see light of day
Fine. I admit it. I can be something of a cynic. Not to be confused with pessimism or mistrust, my cynicism stems from a healthy belief that nothing can ever be true until it has been quantified. For instance, The Aviator received 11 Academy Award nominations, but I'm not ready to declare it a fine film. Why? I haven't seen it and so, in my eyes, it cannot be deemed as either perfect or poor.

'SmackDown!' pins Backyard Wrestling 2'
Two new video games add more than fists to a brawler's arsenal. Barbed-wire clubs, tag teams and trash cans, anyone?

Club calendar
Here's a list of entertainment at Aiken-Augusta nightclubs.

Club calendar
Here's a list of entertainment at Aiken-Augusta nightclubs.

People in the News
Former Beatle Ringo Starr and comic book mogul Stan Lee announced a partnership Wednesday to launch an original entertainment franchise of an animated persona based on and voiced by Starr.

Gretzky game not as good as Great One
Wayne Gretzky was known as The Great One, so it stands to reason that his hockey game would be, er, pretty good.

Concerts
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

Open tab
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a roundup of entertainment and drink specials at Augusta and Aiken area bars:

People in the News
SYDNEY, Australia - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman has asked a court to issue a restraining order against two Sydney photographers, their lawyer said Wednesday.

Hot ticket
JOSH GROBAN WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta

Bass taking it easy on colder days
The cold front that moved into the Augusta area earlier this week lowered Thurmond Lake surface temperatures into the mid-to-high 40s, effectively slowing down the fish bite.

Bass taking it easy on colder days

Fishing tournaments

Bass taking it easy on colder days
The cold front that moved into the Augusta area earlier this week lowered Thurmond Lake surface temperatures into the mid-to-high 40s, effectively slowing down the fish bite.

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Grubbin': Poblano's replaces Twisted Chicken
It took all of a month for the restaurant at 633 N. Belair Road to reopen. Twisted Chicken Cafe, which opened in February 2004 and closed eight months later, has been replaced by Poblano's Mexican Grill.

What's For Lunch: Bagel Factory
SIGNATURE DISH: The Contractor (turkey breast with tomato and mayonnaise, mustard or honey mustard served on bagel or dark squaw bread), $3.95

Will Georgia become a banana republic?
ALBANY, Ga. - Georgia is famous for peaches, peanuts and sweet Vidalia onions.

Will Georgia become a banana republic?
ALBANY, Ga. - Georgia is famous for peaches, peanuts and sweet Vidalia onions.

Will Georgia become a banana republic?

Getz wins Amateur 4-year-old
Rob Getz knew something was up when it took about 30 minutes for results to become official.

Californian takes enviable position

Galyean is making most of the present

Getz wins Amateur 4-year-old

Getz wins Amateur 4-year-old
Rob Getz knew something was up when it took about 30 minutes for results to become official.

Graves, mare on a roll at Futurity
Robert Graves dismounted and let out a "Whew!"

Hightower captures fifth title
Faron Hightower made history Thursday night, but he wished it could've been under better circumstances.

Galyean is making most of the present
Wesley Galyean isn't one to gaze too much into the crystal ball. His future remains uncertain, and for now, he likes it that way.

Hightower captures fifth title

Hightower captures fifth title
Faron Hightower made history Thursday night, but he wished it could've been under better circumstances.

Coalson cruises to win in finals

Californian takes enviable position
Janet Westfall trekked from the far edges of the West Coast to Augusta for one reason: to compete in the Western Horseman Cup finals.

Graves, mare on a roll at Futurity
Robert Graves dismounted and let out a "Whew!"

Coalson cruises to win in finals
Greg Coalson grew tired of collecting checks instead of championships. Making the finals was nice, but not when he knew he could do better.

Graves, mare on a roll at Futurity

Galyean is making most of the present
Wesley Galyean isn't one to gaze too much into the crystal ball. His future remains uncertain, and for now, he likes it that way.

Californian takes enviable position
Janet Westfall trekked from the far edges of the West Coast to Augusta for one reason: to compete in the Western Horseman Cup finals.

Coalson cruises to win in finals
Greg Coalson grew tired of collecting checks instead of championships. Making the finals was nice, but not when he knew he could do better.

Time for seed planting is almost here

Garden seeds provide variety

Time for seed planting is almost here
Given the frigid weather we had Sunday and Monday, it is hard to believe that before too long it will be time to start some annual or perennial flowers from seed.

Time for seed planting is almost here
Given the frigid weather we had Sunday and Monday, it is hard to believe that before too long it will be time to start some annual or perennial flowers from seed.

Protect your garden pond from predators

Protect your garden pond from predators
Build yourself a water garden and you'd better believe they will come: Birds and butterflies, frogs and dragonflies, toads and turtles. We're also talking snakes and raccoons, possums and house cats, herons and kingfishers.

Garden seeds provide variety
Theses are the days when the ground is as cold as Mount Everest and has the consistency of Stone Mountain.

Garden seeds provide variety
Theses are the days when the ground is as cold as Mount Everest and has the consistency of Stone Mountain.

Protect your garden pond from predators
Build yourself a water garden and you'd better believe they will come: Birds and butterflies, frogs and dragonflies, toads and turtles. We're also talking snakes and raccoons, possums and house cats, herons and kingfishers.

Georgia Tech squeaks by Wake Forest
ATLANTA - Jarrett Jack hit two free throws with 4.4 seconds left and Chris Paul missed a shot at the buzzer as No. 22 Georgia Tech ended a three-game losing streak with a 102-101 overtime victory over No. 5 Wake Forest on Thursday night.

Georgia Tech prevails in shootout
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech needed to face a top-five team to play like one.

Georgia Tech squeaks by Wake Forest
ATLANTA - Jarrett Jack hit two free throws with 4.4 seconds left and Chris Paul missed a shot at the buzzer as No. 22 Georgia Tech ended a three-game losing streak with a 102-101 overtime victory over No. 5 Wake Forest on Thursday night.

Georgia Tech prevails in shootout
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech needed to face a top-five team to play like one.

Georgia Tech prevails in shootout

Georgia Tech squeaks by Wake Forest

Waldorf in crowd atop Hope leaderboard
LA QUINTA, Calif. - Duffy Waldorf rolled in eight birdie putts, didn't make a bogey and still had lots of company atop the leaderboard.

Waldorf in crowd atop Hope leaderboard
LA QUINTA, Calif. - Duffy Waldorf rolled in eight birdie putts, didn't make a bogey and still had lots of company atop the leaderboard.

Waldorf in crowd atop Hope leaderboard

Unsatisfied Josey finally gets to top of poll

NHL labor talks conclude; another meeting promised

NHL labor talks resume in New York

NHL labor talks conclude; another meeting promised
There's no telling how the NHL labor negotiations are going behind closed doors.

NHL labor talks resume in New York
NEW YORK - The NHL and the players' association remained far apart after five hours of talks Thursday night and had no plans to meet again.

NHL labor talks conclude
There is no secret that time is running out to save the hockey season. How the NHL and the players' association are working to prevent that has become a very big mystery.

NHL labor talks conclude; another meeting promised
There's no telling how the NHL labor negotiations are going behind closed doors.

NHL labor talks resume in New York
NEW YORK - The NHL and the players' association remained far apart after five hours of talks Thursday night and had no plans to meet again.

Church ceremony allows couples to reaffirm vows
"The first 40 years of life give us the text; the next 30 supply the commentary on it."

Church ceremony allows couples to reaffirm vows
"The first 40 years of life give us the text; the next 30 supply the commentary on it."

Winter storm looms
Although local weather officials aren't expecting wintry weather reminiscent of last January's major ice storm that knocked out power to tens of thousands, they are still preparing for potentially dangerous conditions today.

We need FairTax, not an IRS mess

Education solution? It's elementary

Democrats are not really sore losers
I was very glad to read your recent editorials concerning the "Democratic losers," and how terrible they are.Carl Champlin, Aiken, S.C.

Democratic Party supported slavery
The Republican Party was founded in 1854, specifically to oppose slavery. In contrast, the Democratic Party was the party of slavery. Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Letter writer's views need to evolve

Social Security must be fixed now
Politicians know if they diverge from Social Security they will be committing political suicide. Carl. W. Rafoth, Augusta

U.S. policy needs more brains, heart
George Bernard Shaw observed, "Anyone under 40 who isn't a liberal, has no heart. Anyone over 40 who isn't a conservative has no brains."Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Carson was an entertainment giant
All of us would like to hear it live just one more time: "Here's Johnny!" M. Sanford Davis, Graniteville, S.C.

Protesters right; we're occupiers
I am proud that I protested Vietnam. It was the tens of thousands of protesters who finally allowed us to escape the tragedy of Vietnam, and in so doing saved thousands of U.S. lives. Harold Szerlip, Martinez

Letter writer's views need to evolve
This is in response to Matt Alan's letter, "Editorial reached height of hypocrisy" (Jan. 24). Arlene Candy, Martinez

Carson was an entertainment giant

U.S. policy needs more brains, heart

Democratic Party supported slavery

Terrorists, not president, are evil
Anne Cook's venomous Jan. 4 letter, "President's war agenda is evil," stands out not only for the pure hatred she spews, but for factual inaccuracies as well. Don Christian, Hephzibah

We prayed for, wept with woman
President Bush spent much of his inaugural address focusing on freedom in the United States, and his hope for freedom to spread to countries where it has been restricted. Jim Irish, North Augusta, S.C.

Democratic Party supported slavery
The Republican Party was founded in 1854, specifically to oppose slavery. In contrast, the Democratic Party was the party of slavery. Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Terrorists, not president, are evil
Anne Cook's venomous Jan. 4 letter, "President's war agenda is evil," stands out not only for the pure hatred she spews, but for factual inaccuracies as well. Don Christian, Hephzibah

Carson was an entertainment giant
All of us would like to hear it live just one more time: "Here's Johnny!"M. Sanford Davis, Graniteville, S.C.

We prayed for, wept with woman
President Bush spent much of his inaugural address focusing on freedom in the United States, and his hope for freedom to spread to countries where it has been restricted. Jim Irish, North Augusta, S.C.

Letter writer's views need to evolve
This is in response to Matt Alan's letter, "Editorial reached height of hypocrisy" (Jan. 24).Arlene Candy, Martinez

Terrorists, not president, are evil

Education solution? It's elementary
Mr. Walter Williams' description about the state of higher education ("State of education is sad and laughable," Dec. 20) is correct. His examples reveal the dismal story of our current educational system.Gursaran Singh Ahuja, Evans

Education solution? It's elementary
Mr. Walter Williams' description about the state of higher education ("State of education is sad and laughable," Dec. 20) is correct. His examples reveal the dismal story of our current educational system. Gursaran Singh Ahuja, Evans

U.S. policy needs more brains, heart
George Bernard Shaw observed, "Anyone under 40 who isn't a liberal, has no heart. Anyone over 40 who isn't a conservative has no brains."Tom Zwemer, Augusta

We need FairTax, not an IRS mess
Tax season is here again. As you gather your information and make appointments with your tax preparers, ask yourselves this question: What happened? ...Susan Verdecchia, Thomson

Democrats need to stop the hate
Not since the Democratic Party spawned the Ku Klux Klan in the years following the Civil War has the country been treated to such a display of racism from elected officeholders.Keith Shafer, Augusta

We prayed for, wept with woman

We need FairTax, not an IRS mess
Tax season is here again. As you gather your information and make appointments with your tax preparers, ask yourselves this question: What happened? ...Susan Verdecchia, Thomson

Chlorine factories a big source of mercury pollution
Nine chlorine plants in the South and East pour at least eight tons of mercury into the environment each year - a situation that demands federal action to force companies to convert to cleaner technology, activists said Wednesday.

Odd events land forward in city

Odd events land forward in city
Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia had to do a little homework before he completed a trade with the Louisiana IceGators on Tuesday.

Odd events land forward in city
Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia had to do a little homework before he completed a trade with the Louisiana IceGators on Tuesday.

Police search area for woman
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Candles, family, friends, even the balloons were there, but it wasn't the birthday celebration Cindy Lynch's mother wanted.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Former Democratic state Sen. Carol Jackson of Cleveland announced her candidacy Wednesday for the Secretary of State's office in 2006, saying that if she wins she will work to see that elections for the state's top elections job are nonpartisan.

Doctor is happy in small towns
Physicians like it. Patients like it. The Department of Family and Children's Services likes it. And Dr. John C. Whitley III likes it.

Aiken County's jail director steps down

Fisher Houses aid families of injured military
When she visited service members and their families the past year, one thing has stood out in the mind of Audrey Fisher.

Winter storm looms

Prefect program makes leaders of students for school
What if student government wasn't a popularity contest? What if students who wanted to be leaders were judged by their experience and how well they could defend their goals?

Aviation commissioners accept contractor

Lawmakers seek preferred seats
ATLANTA - As in real estate, location is everything when it comes to the chambers of the Georgia House and Senate.

Fisher Houses aid families of injured military

Challenge Week places kids, mentors in events
In honor of National Mentoring Month, the Augusta Boys and Girls Club has been holding a series of mentor sessions, field trips and other activities that will culminate with Challenge Week, beginning Monday.

On the record

Group meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Stuff to do

Doctor is happy in small towns

Seminar tells parents how to keep babies safe

Old inkwell desks are for sale
Winslow Whitehurst might have the coolest play schoolroom in her neighborhood.

Sheriff's worker accused in theft

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Richmond County school menu
This week's school school menu.

Educational excellence debated
More than 2,000 Georgians took part in a statewide town hall meeting Thursday evening to lend suggestions on how to judge educational excellence.

Pupils say substitute threatened them

Residents are invited to set county's goals
AIKEN - A resident-driven strategic-planning process aimed at setting goals for Aiken County starts Monday.

Rail cars to get reflective tape

Meetings
MEETING AND BANQUET: 6-9 p.m. Thursday; North Augusta Community Center, 101 Brookside Drive; Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce's banquet and meeting, with keynote speaker Darla Moore; $35; 279-2323

Kid of the Day

Aquinas students enjoy spiritual retreat
Aquinas High School freshmen and sophomores recently swapped a day with teachers for a day with the Lord.

Parties raise money for symphony

Railroad wants damaged cars kept
COLUMBIA - Norfolk Southern has filed a lawsuit asking 10 companies to preserve the railroad cars and other evidence in the train derailment and chlorine gas leak that caused nine deaths earlier this month in Graniteville.

Residents are invited to set county's goals

Places to visit
GEORGIA GOLF HALL OF FAME'S BOTANICAL GARDENS SUPER SUNDAYS: Buy one, get one free; coupons available at the gardens and local hotels, restaurants

Leaders discuss city air quality

This week

Post Happenings

Residents are invited to set county's goals
AIKEN - A resident-driven strategic-planning process aimed at setting goals for Aiken County starts Monday.

Her job is to make general, post look good

This week
PASTA FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30-8 p.m. Friday; Church of the Most Holy Trinity, St. Patrick's Hall, 811 Telfair St.; Spaghetti with meatballs or sausage, tossed salad, rolls, tea; $6.50 adults, $3.50 children; dine in or take out; 738-3036

Group meetings

Stuff to do
The Storyland Theatre will present Beauty and the Beast at 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. today and Friday at Augusta State University's Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. Reservations are required. Tickets are $3.50 per pupil. A family matinee will be at 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $4 for the matinee, and reservations are not required. Children are allowed to meet the actors after the Saturday performance. For reservations, call 736-3455.

Pet of the week

Aiken County's jail director steps down
AIKEN - Capt. John Rowley, the director of the Aiken County Detention Center, submitted his letter of resignation to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office this week and will step down next week.

Group meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Experts urge vigilance for wintry weather
Weather officials are recommending that the public consult local media outlets for the latest information regarding wintry weather that might hit the area late today and early Saturday.

Meetings

Abstinence club teaches refusal styles
Kayla Mitchum has some creative comebacks prepared if a boy tries to pressure her into sex.

Milestones

Pupils say substitute threatened them
A class of sixth-graders at Murphey Middle School accused their substitute teacher Wednesday of threatening to kill them with a gun if they didn't behave, Richmond County authorities said.

Richmond County school menu

Her job is to make general, post look good
As Maj. Gen. Janet A. Hicks, Fort Gordon's commanding general, greeted a delegation from Uzbekistan, Paulette Arrington stood outside the door of the conference room and watched.

Places to visit

Rail cars to get reflective tape
It might not have helped prevent the deadly Jan. 6 train crash in Graniteville, but a new safety requirement of the Federal Railroad Administration is employing glow-in-the-dark tape to reduce the number of train-car collisions at crossings.

Old inkwell desks are for sale

Children advance in contest for scholarship bonds
Patrons of the Wrangler Family Fun Fest took a few minutes away from lassoing a fake steer and having their photos made with a longhorn Saturday to listen as 16 9-to 12-year-olds advanced to the next round of the Make Kids Count Contest.

Prefect program makes leaders of students for school

Stuff to do
The Storyland Theatre will present Beauty and the Beast at 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. today and Friday at Augusta State University's Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. Reservations are required. Tickets are $3.50 per pupil. A family matinee will be at 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $4 for the matinee, and reservations are not required. Children are allowed to meet the actors after the Saturday performance. For reservations, call 736-3455.

News you can use

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Events

On the record
Richmond County court sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage and divorce records.

Challenge Week places kids, mentors in events

Kid of the Day
Keiri Elise Mackie is today's Kid of the Day.

Restaurant ratings

Church groups flood city
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - With 100,000 money-spending football fans coming to Jacksonville for the Super Bowl, businesses of every kind, from hotels to restaurants to nightclubs, are ready to cash in.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Children advance in contest for scholarship bonds

Prefect program makes leaders of students for school
What if student government wasn't a popularity contest? What if students who wanted to be leaders were judged by their experience and how well they could defend their goals?

Across the area

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Former Democratic state Sen. Carol Jackson of Cleveland announced her candidacy Wednesday for the Secretary of State's office in 2006, saying that if she wins she will work to see that elections for the state's top elections job are nonpartisan.

Milestones
Tommy Meador, a 1996 graduate of Hephzibah High and son of Tom and Patti Meador, has graduated with a master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

At-large school board process begins
Legislation to create an at-large elected school board chairman and redraw school districts in Columbia County is in the works.

Kid of the Day
Keiri Elise Mackie is today's Kid of the Day.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
For the second time in as many weeks, a gas leak forced the closure of a Columbia County road.

Events
STARS ACROSS GEORGIA: Ms. Wheelchair Georgia Program, April 7-10, Columbus, Ga.; for eligibility, you must: use wheelchair for community mobility, have good speaking skills, be between 21-60, U.S. citizen and resident of Georgia for at least six months; (706) 225-3632 or e-mail gmckoon@columbusga.org

Fire alarm

Pet of the week
Barney, a 3-year-old male black chow mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Hospital reviews its work on train wreck

Army bands to perform at First Baptist Church
As a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band, Sgt. 1st Class Julio Matos played many concerts and events in Augusta.

Experts urge vigilance for wintry weather

Thomson High selected to show teleconference
THOMSON - Three McDuffie County schools are playing a major role in today's Community Conversation about Excellence in Education held by Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Corrections

Senate approves virtual classroom

Abstinence club teaches refusal styles

Academy needs support to obtain grants
AIKEN - The Aiken Performing Arts Academy will be open for the 2005-06 school year, but the ballet and music classes might be held in leased space instead of a new building, a school official says.

Lawmakers seek preferred seats

Flu shot limits lifted
The Georgia Department of Human Resources has now lifted restrictions on who can receive influenza vaccines.

History is woven into visitor's art

History is woven into visitor's art
While explaining the function of a loom, fiber artist Victoria Hyatt-Peters wove in a history lesson for some pupils of Euchee Creek Elementary School.

Across the area

Hospital, county reach agreement
Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross said an agreement has been struck with Doctors Hospital concerning the sale of 17 acres of land behind the Evans Kroger shopping center.

Across the region

Sheriff's worker accused in theft
AIKEN - An employee of the Aiken County Sheriff's Office was arrested Wednesday and charged with pocketing money from the county detention center that he was supposed to deposit in the bank.

On the record
Richmond County court sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage and divorce records.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - People would have more freedom to transfer prescriptions under a bill headed to the Senate floor.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Leaders discuss city air quality
Cities that fail federal Clean Air Act standards face greater challenges in attracting jobs and industry, Augusta Mayor Bob Young told members of a U.S. Senate subcommittee Wednesday.

Teen robbers had previous arrests

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day

Old inkwell desks are for sale
Winslow Whitehurst might have the coolest play schoolroom in her neighborhood.

Ex-soldier charged in insulin plot

Events
STARS ACROSS GEORGIA: Ms. Wheelchair Georgia Program, April 7-10, Columbus, Ga.; for eligibility, you must: use wheelchair for community mobility, have good speaking skills, be between 21-60, U.S. citizen and resident of Georgia for at least six months; (706) 225-3632 or e-mail gmckoon@columbusga.org

Educational excellence debated

This week
PASTA FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30-8 p.m. Friday; Church of the Most Holy Trinity, St. Patrick's Hall, 811 Telfair St.; Spaghetti with meatballs or sausage, tossed salad, rolls, tea; $6.50 adults, $3.50 children; dine in or take out; 738-3036

Hospital, county reach agreement

Pet of the week
Barney, a 3-year-old male black chow mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Golden Harvest celebrates milestone

Doctor is happy in small towns
Physicians like it. Patients like it. The Department of Family and Children's Services likes it. And Dr. John C. Whitley III likes it.

Academy needs support to obtain grants

Parties raise money for symphony
On Saturday, a party was held at the Lamar Penthouse, kicking off another year of parties to raise money for the Augusta Symphony.

Kid of the Day
Daniel Smith is today's Kid of the Day.

Seminar tells parents how to keep babies safe
The Medical College of Georgia's Children's Medical Center held a special party Saturday morning. The 30 partygoers had one thing in common: They were either pregnant or recently had given birth.

Hospital reviews its work on train wreck
University Hospital board members got a quick snapshot of the medical center's response to the Graniteville train wreck Thursday, a summary that underscored the value of disaster drills.

Golden Harvest celebrates milestone
Golden Harvest Food Bank has millions of reasons to celebrate.

Corrections
An article in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about Rural/Metro might have been unclear about ownership of two helicopters the ambulance service occasionally uses.

Places to visit
GEORGIA GOLF HALL OF FAME'S BOTANICAL GARDENSSUPER SUNDAYS: Buy one, get one free; coupons available at the gardens and local hotels, restaurants

Aviation commissioners accept contractor
Aviation Commissioners approved locally based McKnight Construction as the firm that will build Augusta Regional Airport's new terminal, but not before discussion about whether it was employing enough subcontractors certified as disadvantaged business enterprises.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Across the region
ATLANTA - New rules for medical malpractice lawsuits, a priority for ruling Republicans in the Legislature, passed an early test Thursday when a Senate committee approved the changes 6-2.

Richmond County school menu
This week's school school menu.

Across the area
Thirteen Richmond County schools were struggling with various heating problems Thursday, district spokeswoman Mechelle Jordan said.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Educational excellence debated
More than 2,000 Georgians took part in a statewide town hall meeting Thursday evening to lend suggestions on how to judge educational excellence.

Across the area
For the second time in as many weeks, a gas leak forced the closure of a Columbia County road.

Senate approves virtual classroom
ATLANTA - A bill that would give high school students in rural areas more access to advanced courses online passed the Senate overwhelmingly Thursday, giving Gov. Sonny Perdue an early victory on his education agenda.

Sheriff's worker accused in theft
AIKEN - An employee of the Aiken County Sheriff's Office was arrested Wednesday and charged with pocketing money from the county detention center that he was supposed to deposit in the bank.

Fire alarm
Butler High School students stand in front of the school after a smoke alarm was triggered.

Ex-soldier charged in insulin plot
A former pharmacy technician at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center is one of several people accused in an interstate scheme to steal insulin and insulin testing supplies, records show.

Teen robbers had previous arrests
ATHENS, Ga. - An Athens teen who was shot dead Monday during an attempted armed robbery of a rural grocery store had an extensive record of arrests on drug and other charges over the past year, while his younger accomplice had been arrested only once before on a lesser offense.

Across Georgia

Aiken County's jail director steps down
AIKEN - Capt. John Rowley, the director of the Aiken County Detention Center, submitted his letter of resignation to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office this week and will step down next week.

Across South Carolina

Academy needs support to obtain grants
AIKEN - The Aiken Performing Arts Academy will be open for the 2005-06 school year, but the ballet and music classes might be held in leased space instead of a new building, a school official says.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

History is woven into visitor's art
While explaining the function of a loom, fiber artist Victoria Hyatt-Peters wove in a history lesson for some pupils of Euchee Creek Elementary School.

Aquinas students enjoy spiritual retreat

Hospital, county reach agreement
Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross said an agreement has been struck with Doctors Hospital concerning the sale of 17 acres of land behind the Evans Kroger shopping center.

Wildlife technician will house 120 turtles
Cris Hagen doesn't mind accommodating 120 house guests - especially if they're turtles.

Lawmakers seek preferred seats
ATLANTA - As in real estate, location is everything when it comes to the chambers of the Georgia House and Senate.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - People would have more freedom to transfer prescriptions under a bill headed to the Senate floor.

Experts urge vigilance for wintry weather
Weather officials are recommending that the public consult local media outlets for the latest information regarding wintry weather that might hit the area late today and early Saturday.

Pupils say substitute threatened them
A class of sixth-graders at Murphey Middle School accused their substitute teacher Wednesday of threatening to kill them with a gun if they didn't behave, Richmond County authorities said.

Abstinence club teaches refusal styles
Kayla Mitchum has some creative comebacks prepared if a boy tries to pressure her into sex.

Leaders discuss city air quality
Cities that fail federal Clean Air Act standards face greater challenges in attracting jobs and industry, Augusta Mayor Bob Young told members of a U.S. Senate subcommittee Wednesday.

Ex-soldier charged in insulin plot
A former pharmacy technician at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center is one of several people accused in an interstate scheme to steal insulin and insulin testing supplies, records show.

Milestones
Tommy Meador, a 1996 graduate of Hephzibah High and son of Tom and Patti Meador, has graduated with a master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Winter storm looms
Although local weather officials aren't expecting wintry weather reminiscent of last January's major ice storm that knocked out power to tens of thousands, they are still preparing for potentially dangerous conditions today.

Her job is to make general, post look good
As Maj. Gen. Janet A. Hicks, Fort Gordon's commanding general, greeted a delegation from Uzbekistan, Paulette Arrington stood outside the door of the conference room and watched.

News you can use
- Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Challenge Week places kids, mentors in events
In honor of National Mentoring Month, the Augusta Boys and Girls Club has been holding a series of mentor sessions, field trips and other activities that will culminate with Challenge Week, beginning Monday.

Kid of the Day
Daniel Smith is today's Kid of the Day.

Rail cars to get reflective tape
It might not have helped prevent the deadly Jan. 6 train crash in Graniteville, but a new safety requirement of the Federal Railroad Administration is employing glow-in-the-dark tape to reduce the number of train-car collisions at crossings.

Hospital reviews its work on train wreck
University Hospital board members got a quick snapshot of the medical center's response to the Graniteville train wreck Thursday, a summary that underscored the value of disaster drills.

Meetings
MEETING AND BANQUET: 6-9 p.m. Thursday; North Augusta Community Center, 101 Brookside Drive; Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce's banquet and meeting, with keynote speaker Darla Moore; $35; 279-2323

Corrections
An article in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about Rural/Metro might have been unclear about ownership of two helicopters the ambulance service occasionally uses.

Children advance in contest for scholarship bonds
Patrons of the Wrangler Family Fun Fest took a few minutes away from lassoing a fake steer and having their photos made with a longhorn Saturday to listen as 16 9-to 12-year-olds advanced to the next round of the Make Kids Count Contest.

Aviation commissioners accept contractor
Aviation Commissioners approved locally based McKnight Construction as the firm that will build Augusta Regional Airport's new terminal, but not before discussion about whether it was employing enough subcontractors certified as disadvantaged business enterprises.

Fisher Houses aid families of injured military
When she visited service members and their families the past year, one thing has stood out in the mind of Audrey Fisher.

Across the region
ATLANTA - New rules for medical malpractice lawsuits, a priority for ruling Republicans in the Legislature, passed an early test Thursday when a Senate committee approved the changes 6-2.

Parties raise money for symphony
On Saturday, a party was held at the Lamar Penthouse, kicking off another year of parties to raise money for the Augusta Symphony.

Across the area
Thirteen Richmond County schools were struggling with various heating problems Thursday, district spokeswoman Mechelle Jordan said.

Seminar tells parents how to keep babies safe
The Medical College of Georgia's Children's Medical Center held a special party Saturday morning. The 30 partygoers had one thing in common: They were either pregnant or recently had given birth.

Senate approves virtual classroom
ATLANTA - A bill that would give high school students in rural areas more access to advanced courses online passed the Senate overwhelmingly Thursday, giving Gov. Sonny Perdue an early victory on his education agenda.

Golden Harvest celebrates milestone
Golden Harvest Food Bank has millions of reasons to celebrate.

Defender argues suspect was set up
A Columbia County child molestation trial continues today for a Grovetown man accused of inappropriately touching several girls he knew from driving a church bus.

Library events
FRIENDS OF THE AUGUSTA LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING: 7 p.m. Tuesday; Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way; guest speaker, author Michael Malone; free

Fire alarm
Butler High School students stand in front of the school after a smoke alarm was triggered.

Teen robbers had previous arrests
ATHENS, Ga. - An Athens teen who was shot dead Monday during an attempted armed robbery of a rural grocery store had an extensive record of arrests on drug and other charges over the past year, while his younger accomplice had been arrested only once before on a lesser offense.

Aquinas students enjoy spiritual retreat
Aquinas High School freshmen and sophomores recently swapped a day with teachers for a day with the Lord.

Tech proves it is too early to harbor doubts
ATLANTA - The alarm had sounded. Would Georgia Tech wake up?

Tech proves it is too early to harbor doubts
ATLANTA - The alarm had sounded. Would Georgia Tech wake up?

'Sky Captain' sputters under weight of details

At the Movies: 'Aliens of the Deep'

At the Movies: 'Aliens of the Deep'
James Cameron goes down with the ship, again, in "Aliens of the Deep," his latest 3-D IMAX extravaganza.

'Sky Captain' sputters under weight of details
With one foot firmly planted in the cinematic past and one in the future, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow struggles when trying to reach its contemporary audience.

Mini reviews
Monsters from space go head to head in this crass hybrid. The premise: The extraterrestrial hunters of Predator are using Antarctica as a proving ground for young bucks, who must battle beasties from the Alien series in a rite of passage.

Flicks
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change.

At the Movies: 'Aliens of the Deep'
James Cameron goes down with the ship, again, in "Aliens of the Deep," his latest 3-D IMAX extravaganza.

Mini reviews
Monsters from space go head to head in this crass hybrid. The premise: The extraterrestrial hunters of Predator are using Antarctica as a proving ground for young bucks, who must battle beasties from the Alien series in a rite of passage.

At the Movies: 'Hide and Seek'
What is Robert De Niro thinking? The question is being posed not with condescension or derision - though that's probably how it sounds - but with curiosity and concern.

'Sky Captain' sputters under weight of details
With one foot firmly planted in the cinematic past and one in the future, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow struggles when trying to reach its contemporary audience.

At the Movies: 'Hide and Seek'

Mini reviews

Flicks

Flicks
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change.

At the Movies: 'Hide and Seek'
What is Robert De Niro thinking? The question is being posed not with condescension or derision - though that's probably how it sounds - but with curiosity and concern.

Cover songs provide bands with new material, growth
Recently overheard: "I would never play in a band that did covers." What a chump.

Musician gets to very soul of song with acoustic guitar
Atlanta musician Matthew Kahler likes to sound simple.

Sonic Spotlight: Nathan Edmondson
Nathan Edmondson AGE: 19 HOMETOWN: Born in Athens, Ga., moved to Augusta when he was 6

Musician gets to very soul of song with acoustic guitar

Cover songs provide bands with new material, growth
Recently overheard: "I would never play in a band that did covers."What a chump.

Musician gets to very soul of song with acoustic guitar
Atlanta musician Matthew Kahler likes to sound simple.

Cover songs provide bands with new material, growth

Newsmaker: Jeff Burton
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jeff Burton met with the media during a recent test session at the Daytona International Speedway, and he talked about his future with Richard Childress Racing.

NASCAR: Tempers haven't cooled at Penske
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Things still aren't settled at Penske Racing South.

Off-season runs at full speed

Newsmaker: Jeff Burton

Off-season runs at full speed
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - They celebrated Christmas at Robert Yates Racing by turning off the lights. The engine room was silent; giant metal cutters and presses were idle; telephone calls were routed to an answering machine.

NASCAR: Tempers haven't cooled at Penske
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Things still aren't settled at Penske Racing South.

NASCAR: Tempers haven't cooled at Penske

Off-season runs at full speed
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - They celebrated Christmas at Robert Yates Racing by turning off the lights. The engine room was silent; giant metal cutters and presses were idle; telephone calls were routed to an answering machine.

Newsmaker: Jeff Burton
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jeff Burton met with the media during a recent test session at the Daytona International Speedway, and he talked about his future with Richard Childress Racing.

Ravens player Lewis to serve four month sentence

Eagles trainer says Owens plans to play

Mrs. M.R. Janakammal    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Moody Flowers    (BEAUFORT, S. C.)
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Ms. Laura Bell Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hettie H. Copelan    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah L. Brown    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. William Daughtrey    (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Mr. Londy Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Londy Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna T. Sherlock    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Evelyn Foster    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Winfred Keisler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lorene A. Heath    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Palmisano    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Johnson    (CAMAK, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie P. Freeman    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Charles A. Wilder    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John B. Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethel Weathersbee Meador    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Weathersbee Meador    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Edward Waldo    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Marian Reeves    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Blanche Stokes    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Palmisano    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Carrie Lindsey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorene A. Heath    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ethel Meador    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Michelle Worrell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Miller Moffitt    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mamie G. Lamkin    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Petett    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorene A. Heath    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jeffrey T. Rawl    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Gladstone Earl Belnavis    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Charles R. Remmler    (CONNERSVILLE, IN.)

Mr. James Crittenden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leo Roberts    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Bray    (MIAMI, Fla.)

Mrs. Helen R. Smallwood    (EVANS, Ga.)

M s. Willie Gay Chapman    (WARREN, Ga.)
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Mr. Edward Waldo    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Blanche Stokes    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mrs. Linda L. Brazell    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Ruth Deadwyler    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Joan Hall Aton    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Helen Norris Johnson    (CAMAK, Ga.)
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Ms. Melvina Gray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Bessie Manuel    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Jean Brzozowski    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Leeson    (RUSKIN, Fla.)
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Retired teacher was kind, creative
THOMSON, Ga. - For years, Florence Hokrein shaped the lives of the young people in her classroom.

Mrs. M.R. Janakammal    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mrs. Michelle Worrell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Margaret Andrews    (WARREN, Ga.)

Mr. Charles A. Wilder    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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M s. Willie Gay Chapman    (WARREN, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Waldo    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lorene A. Heath    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Helen R. Smallwood    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. Harold Leeson    (RUSKIN, Fla.)

Mr. Leo Roberts    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Winfred Keisler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles R. Remmler    (CONNERSVILLE, IN.)
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Mrs. Florence R. Hokrein    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey T. Rawl    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
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Ms. Melvina Gray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Petett    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Rosa M. Edwards    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Miller Moffitt    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mary Dunn    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Meador    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Hattie Curtis    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Deleva Mae Lazar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Dorothy Marie Coleman Berry    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Lindsey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Edward H. Bussey, Sr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth E. Kinard    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
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Mr. James Boyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Johnson    (CAMAK, Ga.)
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Mrs. Michelle Worrell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Evelyn Foster    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles A. Wilder    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Dawson W. Dill, Sr.    (GREER, S.C.)
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Mr. Edward Waldo    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mr. Londy Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Pinkie Smith Johnson    (MARTIN, S.C.)
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Mr. William Daughtrey    (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)
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Baby Girl Shatori Akia Cone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. James Crittenden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Sonya Renee Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Florence R. Hokrein    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Susan Pate Jacobs    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Rosa M. Edwards    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Marion S. Moore    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Gladstone Earl Belnavis    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sara Miller Moffitt    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mr. Londy Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Malone Bray, Sr.    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. James Crittenden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Carrie Lou Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John B. Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mamie G. Lamkin    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Shirley Bray    (MIAMI, Fla.)
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Mrs. Norma Jean McKinney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Laura Bell Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Florence R. Hokrein    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Lt. Col. Alvin W. Lotz    (USAR EVANS, Ga.)
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Ms. Melvina Gray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Retired teacher was kind, creative
THOMSON, Ga. - For years, Florence Hokrein shaped the lives of the young people in her classroom.

Mr. Mitchell Chafin    ( AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Brice Dugger    (NEWINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Dunn    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Pinkie Smith Johnson    (MARTIN, S.C.)

Mrs. Hattie Curtis    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mrs. Anna T. Sherlock    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Dorothy Marie Coleman Berry    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Baby Girl Shatori Akia Cone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward H. Bussey, Sr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mrs. Hettie H. Copelan    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mr. James Boyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Mitchell Chafin    ( AIKEN, S.C.)
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Ms. Margaret Andrews    (WARREN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Annie Ruth Deadwyler    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Otis "Pitt" Harris    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Sonya Renee Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah L. Brown    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Reeves    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Brzozowski    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mrs. Marion S. Moore    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Brice Dugger    (NEWINGTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Moody Flowers    (BEAUFORT, S. C.)

Mrs. Linda L. Brazell    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mrs. Sara Miller Moffitt    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Otis "Pitt" Harris    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Ms. Bessie Manuel    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Malone Bray, Sr.    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie P. Freeman    (APPLING, Ga.)
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Mr. Londy Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Baby Girl Shatori Akia Cone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John B. Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jeffrey T. Rawl (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Dunn (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. William Daughtrey (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Mr. Winfred Keisler (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara Miller Moffitt (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Florence R. Hokrein (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah L. Brown (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Sonya Renee Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leo Roberts (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie G. Lamkin (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Brice Dugger (NEWINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche Stokes (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Lindsey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dorothy Marie Coleman Berry (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Meador (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Londy Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Brzozowski (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. M.R. Janakammal (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Charles R. Remmler (CONNERSVILLE, IN.)

Mrs. Marian Reeves (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pinkie Smith Johnson (MARTIN, S.C.)

Mrs. Anna T. Sherlock (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lorene A. Heath (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Marion S. Moore (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Palmisano (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Waldo (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Moody Flowers (BEAUFORT, S. C.)

Retired teacher was kind, creative

Ms. Melvina Gray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Bray (MIAMI, Fla.)

Ms. Bessie Manuel (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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Publicists launch Academy Award campaigns

Publicists launch Academy Award campaigns
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - As first light spread across Hollywood, the spin machine hummed to life

Publicists launch Academy Award campaigns
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - As first light spread across Hollywood, the spin machine hummed to life

Williams, Davenport to meet in Australian Open final

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Long-distance runner to hit milestone

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Lakeside boys turn back Evans' tide

Roddick has simple path to semifinals

Safin ends Federer's win streak

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Boxing: Gatti ready to face Leija

Williams, Davenport to meet in Australian Open final
MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams and Lindsay Davenport both know how it feels to be on top of the tennis world, winning Grand Slam titles and being ranked No. 1.

Roddick has simple path to semifinals
MELBOURNE, Australia - His place in the Australian Open semifinals secured, Andy Roddick was off to the air-conditioned comfort of the casino and hoping for luck at the blackjack table. He couldn't have been dealt a better hand.

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Roddick has simple path to semifinals
MELBOURNE, Australia - His place in the Australian Open semifinals secured, Andy Roddick was off to the air-conditioned comfort of the casino and hoping for luck at the blackjack table. He couldn't have been dealt a better hand.

Area 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.

Overtime
For the third time in four days, Terrell Owens has made his intentions clear: He will absolutely, positively be playing in Super Bowl XXXIX.

Overtime
Led by two goals from Trenton's Brent Robinson, the ECHL's National Conference all-stars beat the American Conference team 6-2 on Wednesday in front of a sellout crowd of 6,747 fans at the Sovereign Center in Reading, Pa.

Overtime
For the third time in four days, Terrell Owens has made his intentions clear: He will absolutely, positively be playing in Super Bowl XXXIX.

Long-distance runner to hit milestone
Jim Hite and Joyce Hodges-Hite have been married since 1991.

Safin ends Federer's win streak
MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer was on his hands and knees, his racket gone after he tumbled chasing a shot.

Overtime
Led by two goals from Trenton's Brent Robinson, the ECHL's National Conference all-stars beat the American Conference team 6-2 on Wednesday in front of a sellout crowd of 6,747 fans at the Sovereign Center in Reading, Pa.

Lakeside boys turn back Evans' tide
The Lakeside senior boys swimmers headed into the CSRA Championship Meet on Thursday night with only one goal: Take back its crown.

Long-distance runner to hit milestone
Jim Hite and Joyce Hodges-Hite have been married since 1991.

Williams, Davenport to meet in Australian Open final
MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams and Lindsay Davenport both know how it feels to be on top of the tennis world, winning Grand Slam titles and being ranked No. 1.

Boxing: Gatti ready to face Leija
NEW YORK - In a manner matching his aggressive fighting style, Arturo Gatti simply presented his plan for his upcoming title bout against Jesse James Leija.

Safin ends Federer's win streak
MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer was on his hands and knees, his racket gone after he tumbled chasing a shot.

Lakeside boys turn back Evans' tide
The Lakeside senior boys swimmers headed into the CSRA Championship Meet on Thursday night with only one goal: Take back its crown.

Boxing: Gatti ready to face Leija
NEW YORK - In a manner matching his aggressive fighting style, Arturo Gatti simply presented his plan for his upcoming title bout against Jesse James Leija.

Unsatisfied Josey finally gets to top of poll
News that the Josey boys were finally deemed the top team in Class AA in a statewide poll caused few ripples.

Unsatisfied Josey finally gets to top of poll
News that the Josey boys were finally deemed the top team in Class AA in a statewide poll caused few ripples.

Ravens player Lewis to serve four month sentence
ATLANTA - Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis was sentenced to four months in prison Wednesday for using a cell phone to try to set up a cocaine deal about 4½ years ago.

Eagles trainer says Owens plans to play
PHILADELPHIA - Terrell Owens is treating his doctor's orders the way he deals with pesky cornerbacks: shrugging them off and forging ahead.

Eagles trainer says Owens plans to play
PHILADELPHIA - Terrell Owens is treating his doctor's orders the way he deals with pesky cornerbacks: shrugging them off and forging ahead.

Ravens player Lewis to serve four month sentence
ATLANTA - Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis was sentenced to four months in prison Wednesday for using a cell phone to try to set up a cocaine deal about 4½ years ago.

Author quenches love for horses at Futurity

Author quenches love for horses at Futurity
What a great life Montana novelist Tom McGuane leads: writing books at his ranch near McLeod, competing in cutting-horse shows across the nation and sailing in Florida with his brother-in-law.

Author quenches love for horses at Futurity
What a great life Montana novelist Tom McGuane leads: writing books at his ranch near McLeod, competing in cutting-horse shows across the nation and sailing in Florida with his brother-in-law.

Tech proves it is too early to harbor doubts

Guy movies emphasize adrenaline, antiheroes

Turner calls Fox TV 'propaganda voice' for Bush
LAS VEGAS - CNN founder Ted Turner has called the Fox television network a "propaganda voice" of the Bush administration and compared Fox News Channel's popularity to Adolf Hitler's rise in Germany before World War II.

Lackluster releases see light of day

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Hot ticket

Gretzky game not as good as Great One

How SCTV changed the character of comedy

People in the News

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Cast member learns the laugh is the thing

Concerts

Georgia defeats Florida
ATHENS, Ga. - For about 30 seconds, Andy Landers' decision to put freshman Tasha Humphrey back into No. 19 Georgia's 81-61 win over Florida looked questionable when she fell to the floor and didn't get up with 1:10 to play.

Guy movies emphasize adrenaline, antiheroes
It's a fact of life: There are guy movies and girl movies

Guy movies emphasize adrenaline, antiheroes
It's a fact of life: There are guy movies and girl movies

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