Fabric walkway expected to draw tourists
NEW YORK - One hotel will put binoculars in all its rooms with Central Park views so guests can peer at "The Gates" from their windows.

'Stomp' turns everyday objects into instruments
Primal and percussive, the Stomp experience is difficult to explain.

'Stomp' turns everyday objects into instruments
Primal and percussive, the Stomp experience is difficult to explain.

Fabric walkway expected to draw tourists

'Stomp' turns everyday objects into instruments

Fabric walkway expected to draw tourists
NEW YORK - One hotel will put binoculars in all its rooms with Central Park views so guests can peer at "The Gates" from their windows.

Selig dismisses steroids criticism
SAN FRANCISCO - Commissioner Bud Selig is confident that baseball's new steroid policy will be in place when spring training opens next week and dismissed criticism that it does not go far enough to rid the game of performance-enhancing drugs.

Selig dismisses steroids criticism

Selig dismisses steroids criticism
SAN FRANCISCO - Commissioner Bud Selig is confident that baseball's new steroid policy will be in place when spring training opens next week and dismissed criticism that it does not go far enough to rid the game of performance-enhancing drugs.

Odds and Ends
VALENTINE, Texas - Love is getting stamped out in this tiny West Texas town.

Odds and Ends
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Leaders in this community known for its progressive views are trying to ban cosmetic surgery - for pets.

Odds and Ends
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Leaders in this community known for its progressive views are trying to ban cosmetic surgery - for pets.

Man returns money bag he found in street
ROTHSCHILD, Wis. - Jon Jazdzewski made a valuable discovery while driving out of town for business.

Mohawk-wearing Idaho teen survives scalping
BOISE, Idaho - A member of a punk clique surrendered Wednesday for scalping another member, apparently as punishment for her disrespectful behavior toward women, police said.

Mohawk-wearing Idaho teen survives scalping
BOISE, Idaho - A member of a punk clique surrendered Wednesday for scalping another member, apparently as punishment for her disrespectful behavior toward women, police said.

Odds and Ends
VALENTINE, Texas - Love is getting stamped out in this tiny West Texas town.

Man returns money bag he found in street
ROTHSCHILD, Wis. - Jon Jazdzewski made a valuable discovery while driving out of town for business.

Hurry to get '01 tax refund
WASHINGTON - About 1.7 million people are missing out on more than $2 billion in refunds for taxes they paid three years ago.

Workers told 'no smoking,' even at home
OKEMOS, Mich. - A Michigan company's decision to dismiss workers who smoke, even if it's on their own time, has privacy and workers' rights advocates alarmed and is raising concerns about whether pizza boxes and six packs are the next to go.

State program receives new push
ATLANTA - A year ago, Columbia County officials made licensing for builders mandatory as a way to push for quality construction and provide customers with an outlet to complain.

Stocks see slim gain before Cisco report
NEW YORK - Investors cautiously bid stocks higher Tuesday, cheered by a recovering dollar and moderating oil prices. Volume was light, however, as the market waited for Cisco Systems Inc.'s post-session earnings report, which turned out to be disappointing.

Ex-WorldCom CFO says Ebbers helped him cook books
NEW YORK - The former chief financial officer of WorldCom Inc. described ex-CEO Bernard Ebbers as directly involved in the $11 billion accounting fraud that sank the telecommunications giant.

Hewlett-Packard CEO Fiorina steps down
NEW YORK - Carly Fiorina stepped down as chairman and chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co., a surprise move at the company that she had steered from its roots in the printer business more deeply into computers, HP announced Wednesday.

Corporate tax break might not boost hiring
NEW YORK - When Kellogg Co. announced plans to bring back $1 billion in foreign profits to the United States this year thanks to new corporate tax breaks, it said it would use those funds to do such things as develop new products and explore potential acquisitions. It didn't mention directing that money toward creating jobs.

Bank of America companies settle charges of improper fund trading
WASHINGTON - Bank of America Corp.'s mutual-fund adviser company, brokerage and clearing firm have agreed to pay a total $375 million to settle regulators' charges of improper trading that hurt ordinary shareholders, authorities announced Wednesday.

Ex-WorldCom CFO says Ebbers helped him cook books
NEW YORK - The former chief financial officer of WorldCom Inc. described ex-CEO Bernard Ebbers as directly involved in the $11 billion accounting fraud that sank the telecommunications giant.

Sears launches 'Sears Essentials' format

American Airlines to remove pillows to save money
FORT WORTH, Texas - Perhaps this will soften the blow of American Airlines removing its pillows from most domestic flights next week: The blankets will still be there.

Stocks see slim gain before Cisco report

Are cost cuts deep enough to save Krispy Kreme?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jobs are being slashed. The corporate plane has been jettisoned.

Fiber plant finds niche in market

Marketing clubs help farmers find way to generate cash
BILLINGS, Mont. - Once a month, Phil Ferda drives 30 miles to meet with fellow farmers and ranchers to discuss work, the weather and ways to earn more money on cattle and grain.

Workers told 'no smoking,' even at home

Poll calls area 'hot' spot for business
The Augusta-Aiken area joins cities ranging from Houston to Hattiesburg, Miss., as one of the nation's 50 best areas to locate a business.

Hurry to get '01 tax refund

Sears launches 'Sears Essentials' format
CHICAGO - Sears, Roebuck and Co. said Tuesday it is planning a new mid-sized store format called Sears Essentials for some of the 56 Kmart and Wal-Mart storesit acquired last summer.

Corporate tax break might not boost hiring

Marketing clubs help farmers find way to generate cash

Ex-WorldCom CFO says Ebbers helped him cook books

Are cost cuts deep enough to save Krispy Kreme?

Boral Bricks gets needed aid
For Boral Bricks Inc., making the product is only half the battle. With 1 million bricks produced daily at Boral's Augusta plant, the rest of the challenge becomes getting the product to the customer.

Bank of America companies settle charges of improper fund trading

Workers told 'no smoking,' even at home
OKEMOS, Mich. - A Michigan company's decision to dismiss workers who smoke, even if it's on their own time, has privacy and workers' rights advocates alarmed and is raising concerns about whether pizza boxes and six packs are the next to go.

American Airlines to remove pillows to save money

Corporate tax break might not boost hiring
NEW YORK - When Kellogg Co. announced plans to bring back $1 billion in foreign profits to the United States this year thanks to new corporate tax breaks, it said it would use those funds to do such things as develop new products and explore potential acquisitions. It didn't mention directing that money toward creating jobs.

Hewlett-Packard CEO Fiorina steps down

Stocks see slim gain before Cisco report
NEW YORK - Investors cautiously bid stocks higher Tuesday, cheered by a recovering dollar and moderating oil prices. Volume was light, however, as the market waited for Cisco Systems Inc.'s post-session earnings report, which turned out to be disappointing.

American Airlines to remove pillows to save money
FORT WORTH, Texas - Perhaps this will soften the blow of American Airlines removing its pillows from most domestic flights next week: The blankets will still be there.

Fiber plant finds niche in market
There's a Thomson textile company spinning yarns that might be worthy of tall-tale status.

Hewlett-Packard CEO Fiorina steps down
NEW YORK - Carly Fiorina stepped down as chairman and chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co., a surprise move at the company that she had steered from its roots in the printer business more deeply into computers, HP announced Wednesday.

Sears launches 'Sears Essentials' format
CHICAGO - Sears, Roebuck and Co. said Tuesday it is planning a new mid-sized store format called Sears Essentials for some of the 56 Kmart and Wal-Mart storesit acquired last summer.

Are cost cuts deep enough to save Krispy Kreme?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jobs are being slashed. The corporate plane has been jettisoned.

Fiber plant finds niche in market
There's a Thomson textile company spinning yarns that might be worthy of tall-tale status.

Bank of America companies settle charges of improper fund trading
WASHINGTON - Bank of America Corp.'s mutual-fund adviser company, brokerage and clearing firm have agreed to pay a total $375 million to settle regulators' charges of improper trading that hurt ordinary shareholders, authorities announced Wednesday.

Hurry to get '01 tax refund
WASHINGTON - About 1.7 million people are missing out on more than $2 billion in refunds for taxes they paid three years ago.

Marketing clubs help farmers find way to generate cash
BILLINGS, Mont. - Once a month, Phil Ferda drives 30 miles to meet with fellow farmers and ranchers to discuss work, the weather and ways to earn more money on cattle and grain.

Boral Bricks gets needed aid
For Boral Bricks Inc., making the product is only half the battle. With 1 million bricks produced daily at Boral's Augusta plant, the rest of the challenge becomes getting the product to the customer.

Boral Bricks gets needed aid

USC Trojans undergo staff turnover

USC Trojans undergo staff turnover
LOS ANGELES (AP ) - USC coach Pete Carroll faces a rebuilding job with the two-time defending national champion Trojans - not the team, the coaching staff.

USC Trojans undergo staff turnover
LOS ANGELES (AP ) - USC coach Pete Carroll faces a rebuilding job with the two-time defending national champion Trojans - not the team, the coaching staff.

Former coach sentenced in recruiting scandal
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A high school football coach who accepted $150,000 from an Alabama booster to steer his standout football player to the Crimson Tide was sentenced Tuesday to two years' supervised probation and 500 hours of community service.

Former coach sentenced in recruiting scandal
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A high school football coach who accepted $150,000 from an Alabama booster to steer his standout football player to the Crimson Tide was sentenced Tuesday to two years' supervised probation and 500 hours of community service.

Former coach sentenced in recruiting scandal

Duke's defense faces challenge against Tar Heels

Lady Jaguars can still win division

Terzia uses technology to provide a perfect fit

Radical prevention, please

The immovable object?
If Iranian pursuit of nuclear weapons is an unstoppable force, then the world had better become an immovable object.

Yes, we can all get along
It was not a "public" meeting. And members of the media voluntarily agreed no one would be quoted.

A glimmer of hope
No one can blame the jaded reaction among ordinary Palestinians and Israelis concerning the cease-fire agreed to Tuesday by their respective leaders, President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

Radical prevention, please
These days, no bomb threat can be considered an idle one. Neither can the threat of punishment.

Radical prevention, please
These days, no bomb threat can be considered an idle one. Neither can the threat of punishment.

Yes, we can all get along
It was not a "public" meeting. And members of the media voluntarily agreed no one would be quoted.

Yes, we can all get along

Colorful 'Tork' is fun for parents, kids
If you're a parent looking for a fun and funny game to play with your kids, try Tork: Prehistoric Punk for Xbox.

People in the News
NEW YORK - "Sex and the City" co-star Kristin Davis may return to TV not as a desperate housewife, but a highly curious one.

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

People in the News
NEW YORK - Jack White of the White Stripes nearly traded his signature red-and-white outfits for a priest's robe and collar.

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.

David Caruso's wife files for divorce
LOS ANGELES - "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso and his wife are splitting after eight years of marriage.

'Simple Life' co-star Nicole Richie is engaged
NEW YORK - Life is becoming less simple for Nicole Richie.

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

Friends remember late actor Ossie Davis
NEW YORK - The late actor Ossie Davis was eulogized Monday as an inspiration for both the artistic and civil rights communities.

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

The top five list
The top five list in entertainment.

Hot ticket
JERRY SEINFELDWHEN: 7 and 9:30 p.m. todayWHERE: Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, N.C.

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

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
NEW YORK - Jack White of the White Stripes nearly traded his signature red-and-white outfits for a priest's robe and collar.

Hot ticket
JERRY SEINFELD WHEN: 7 and 9:30 p.m. today WHERE: Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, N.C.

David Caruso's wife files for divorce
LOS ANGELES - "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso and his wife are splitting after eight years of marriage.

Friends remember late actor Ossie Davis
NEW YORK - The late actor Ossie Davis was eulogized Monday as an inspiration for both the artistic and civil rights communities.

'Simple Life' co-star Nicole Richie is engaged
NEW YORK - Life is becoming less simple for Nicole Richie.

People in the News
NEW YORK - "Sex and the City" co-star Kristin Davis may return to TV not as a desperate housewife, but a highly curious one.

Open tab
Ready for the weekend? Here's a sampling of entertainment and specials at Aiken and Augusta area nightclubs and bistros:

'NBA 2K5' scores a slam dunk
Balancing offense and defense is key to a great basketball video game. ESPN NBA 2K5 successfully blends excellent game play, stunning visuals and a solid amount of new features at a bargain price.

Colorful 'Tork' is fun for parents, kids
If you're a parent looking for a fun and funny game to play with your kids, try Tork: Prehistoric Punk for Xbox.

Zinfandel-braised beef brisket recipe

Cool dessert can round off a warmly romantic meal

What's for Lunch: Harvest Table Buffet

Seitan rollup with caramelized onions recipe
CONCORD, N.H. - Not sure why, but I've been craving caramelized onions.

Cool dessert can round off a warmly romantic meal
If a light, elegant finale to a Valentine's Day dinner would suit your style, consider a raspberry granita, a cool confection blending sweet red fruit with the sparkle of Champagne.

Zinfandel-braised beef brisket recipe
When it's cold outside, the richness of this zinfandel-braised beef brisket dish with onions and potatoes will comfort you inside. But not at the cost of fat and calories; with all its heartiness, a serving has less than 10 grams of fat.

What's for Lunch: Harvest Table Buffet
HARVEST TABLE BUFFET 1505 Gordon Highway

Bring figs into play for winter salad
Fresh figs are an increasingly popular item in summer and early fall, but fans can also get an out-of-season boost from canned figs. Consider a tangy salad sweetened with figs, to give an unexpected accent to a winter meal.

Writers and publishers focus fondly on chocolate

Writers and publishers focus fondly on chocolate
NEW YORK - It seems to inspire words, passionate odes, encyclopedic studies and worshipful tracts, almost as much as it inspires consuming or cooking.

Seitan rollup with caramelized onions recipe
CONCORD, N.H. - Not sure why, but I've been craving caramelized onions.

For healthful, flavorful dish, broil turkey cutlets
Broil it - if you want to make flavorful meals without adding much oil. That's a helpful reminder, especially if it's supported by a series of recipes with good low-fat nutrition statistics.

For Valentines, lemony tartlets are sweet treat
Lemon-custard tartlets topped with raspberries have a festive look and a spring-like taste that lifts them beyond the usual run of sweet treats. Yet they are simple to prepare, and would make a charming gift for Valentine's or any day.

For Valentines, lemony tartlets are sweet treat
Lemon-custard tartlets topped with raspberries have a festive look and a spring-like taste that lifts them beyond the usual run of sweet treats. Yet they are simple to prepare, and would make a charming gift for Valentine's or any day.

For Valentines, lemony tartlets are sweet treat

For healthful, flavorful dish, broil turkey cutlets
Broil it - if you want to make flavorful meals without adding much oil. That's a helpful reminder, especially if it's supported by a series of recipes with good low-fat nutrition statistics.

What's for Lunch: Harvest Table Buffet
HARVEST TABLE BUFFET1505 Gordon Highway

Bring figs into play for winter salad

Cool dessert can round off a warmly romantic meal
If a light, elegant finale to a Valentine's Day dinner would suit your style, consider a raspberry granita, a cool confection blending sweet red fruit with the sparkle of Champagne.

Writers and publishers focus fondly on chocolate
NEW YORK - It seems to inspire words, passionate odes, encyclopedic studies and worshipful tracts, almost as much as it inspires consuming or cooking.

For healthful, flavorful dish, broil turkey cutlets

Bring figs into play for winter salad
Fresh figs are an increasingly popular item in summer and early fall, but fans can also get an out-of-season boost from canned figs. Consider a tangy salad sweetened with figs, to give an unexpected accent to a winter meal.

Zinfandel-braised beef brisket recipe
When it's cold outside, the richness of this zinfandel-braised beef brisket dish with onions and potatoes will comfort you inside. But not at the cost of fat and calories; with all its heartiness, a serving has less than 10 grams of fat.

Seitan rollup with caramelized onions recipe

Tech: Elder's return sparks Jackets
CLEMSON, S.C. - Georgia Tech played Clemson on Fat Tuesday. It only felt like Christmas for the Yellow Jackets.

Tech: Elder's return sparks Jackets
CLEMSON, S.C. - Georgia Tech played Clemson on Fat Tuesday. It only felt like Christmas for the Yellow Jackets.

Tech: Elder's return sparks Jackets

Upcoming events

Jaguars look for hot start
When Josh Gregory looks back on the fall season, he doesn't dwell on the two 11th-place finishes.

Upcoming events
A list of upcoming golf tournaments:

Jaguars look for hot start
When Josh Gregory looks back on the fall season, he doesn't dwell on the two 11th-place finishes.

Upcoming events
A list of upcoming golf tournaments:

Jaguars look for hot start

Jefferson County tops Cross Creek

'Pack bound for playoffs

Lady Rebels overwhelm Thomson

Laney coach is finalist at Thomasville

Wilcox carries Rebels to win

Rivers ends career with loss

Prep basketball scores

Prep basketball scores

Bettman: NHL deal must be reached by weekend
NEW YORK - With just a little bit of hedging, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman all but issued a drop-dead date for saving what's left of the season: this weekend.

Salmon Wellington is delectable catch
Puff pastry is a freezer staple at my house. It's often rolled around ham, cheese and honey mustard, then sliced and baked as an impromptu hors d'oeuvre, or made into divine dessert Napoleons with little effort.

Local college basketball excels
With talk today of steroids, bribes and greed in pro and college athletics, it is nice to know that we have two local colleges that play basketball the way it should be played. Robert S. Thurman, Evans

Schools' security must improve now
I have four children, three of them in the Richmond County school system. We are getting too laid back about the security in our schools.Jennifer Kromka, Augusta

'Slavery' goes by another name
Regarding Robert Smock's letter Jan. 28 ("Democratic Party supported slavery"): He is slightly mistaken in his assertion that the Democratic Party supported slavery in the past. Judson DeLany, Evans

'Slavery' goes by another name
Regarding Robert Smock's letter Jan. 28 ("Democratic Party supported slavery"): He is slightly mistaken in his assertion that the Democratic Party supported slavery in the past. Judson DeLany, Evans

Bias taints headline on front page
"Bush issues challenge to save Social Security," read The Chronicle headline the day after the president's State of the Union address. Greg Weis, Aiken, S.C.

Cheeks editorial showed favoritism
Aren't we magnanimous today? In the Feb. 2 editorial "Insider trading," you wrote, "If Don Cheeks were charged with a crime, he'd be presumed innocent until proven guilty."Rick Carpenter, Appling

What's the price of a lost loved one?
Regarding the upgraded benefits being paid to families of military personnel slain in combat: What makes those killed in Iraq worth more that the 50,000-plus who were killed in Vietnam?Joyce Warren, Augusta

Cheeks editorial showed favoritism

What's the price of a lost loved one?

Bias taints headline on front page

Eminent-domain bill should be scrapped
Regarding article "Eminent domain bill gets notice" (Feb. 1): In this article, state Sen. Dan Moody said, "It really helps in the legislative process if people will simply read a bill before they start to trash it." Brook Aiken, Evans

Bias taints headline on front page
"Bush issues challenge to save Social Security," read The Chronicle headline the day after the president's State of the Union address. Greg Weis, Aiken, S.C.

Local college basketball excels
With talk today of steroids, bribes and greed in pro and college athletics, it is nice to know that we have two local colleges that play basketball the way it should be played. Robert S. Thurman, Evans

Schools' security must improve now
I have four children, three of them in the Richmond County school system. We are getting too laid back about the security in our schools.Jennifer Kromka, Augusta

Local college basketball excels

'Occupier' label is a misnomer
Occupation forces: What are they? History tells us occupation armies have a recorded history of several thousand years. They conquered countries, and murdered, raped and enslaved the inhabitants.John E. Conley, Evans

Schools' security must improve now

Cheeks editorial showed favoritism
Aren't we magnanimous today? In the Feb. 2 editorial "Insider trading," you wrote, "If Don Cheeks were charged with a crime, he'd be presumed innocent until proven guilty."Rick Carpenter, Appling

What's the price of a lost loved one?
Regarding the upgraded benefits being paid to families of military personnel slain in combat: What makes those killed in Iraq worth more that the 50,000-plus who were killed in Vietnam?Joyce Warren, Augusta

'Slavery' goes by another name

'Ebony' show brings latest fashions to Augusta

Chic get their turn on the runways in New York

Army uniforms get first redesign in two decades

Rice gives Europe a stylish, intellectual image

Health experts recommended routine HIV testing

Designer Jacobs thinks big at N.Y. Fashion Week

'Ebony' show brings latest fashions to Augusta
When the lights go up at 8 p.m. Friday in Bell Auditorium, fashion will be in the spotlight.

Chic get their turn on the runways in New York
NEW YORK - Narciso Rodriguez and Roland Mouret might go down as the rebels of New York Fashion Week.

Chic get their turn on the runways in New York
NEW YORK - Narciso Rodriguez and Roland Mouret might go down as the rebels of New York Fashion Week.

Rice gives Europe a stylish, intellectual image
PARIS - It will take some doing to dispel the current European caricature of Americans and their president as being reckless and out of touch, but it doesn't hurt to speak French and wear a superbly cut suit while trying.

Designer Jacobs thinks big at N.Y. Fashion Week
NEW YORK - Volume is emerging as the buzzword for fall fashion as top designers - Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta, among them - play with proportion.

Health experts recommended routine HIV testing
Urging a major shift in U.S. policy, some health experts are recommending that virtually all Americans be tested routinely for the AIDS virus, much as they are for cancer and other diseases.

Rice gives Europe a stylish, intellectual image
PARIS - It will take some doing to dispel the current European caricature of Americans and their president as being reckless and out of touch, but it doesn't hurt to speak French and wear a superbly cut suit while trying.

Sarah Jessica Parker announces perfume deal
NEW YORK - Sarah Jessica Parker is putting the sweet smell of her success in a bottle.

Army uniforms get first redesign in two decades
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Army soldiers are being issued new fatigues with easy-to-use Velcro openings and a redesigned camouflage pattern that can help conceal them as they move rapidly from desert to forest to city in places like Baghdad.

Designer Jacobs thinks big at N.Y. Fashion Week
NEW YORK - Volume is emerging as the buzzword for fall fashion as top designers - Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta, among them - play with proportion.

Army uniforms get first redesign in two decades
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Army soldiers are being issued new fatigues with easy-to-use Velcro openings and a redesigned camouflage pattern that can help conceal them as they move rapidly from desert to forest to city in places like Baghdad.

Health experts recommended routine HIV testing
Urging a major shift in U.S. policy, some health experts are recommending that virtually all Americans be tested routinely for the AIDS virus, much as they are for cancer and other diseases.

'Ebony' show brings latest fashions to Augusta
When the lights go up at 8 p.m. Friday in Bell Auditorium, fashion will be in the spotlight.

New forward excites fans
New Augusta Lynx forward Dan Sullivan introduced himself early to his new fan base in his home debut Friday.

New forward excites fans

New forward excites fans
New Augusta Lynx forward Dan Sullivan introduced himself early to his new fan base in his home debut Friday.

Davidson junior must work to keep balanced schedule
Cameron Brune is accustomed to a full schedule. "School keeps me busy," said Cameron, a junior at John S. Davidson Fine Arts School.

Pet of the week

Corrections
Storyteller Joanna Maddox will present her one-woman show Harriet Tubman on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Wallace Branch and 3 p.m. at the Maxwell Branch of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library. A calendar listing in the Xtreme pages of Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle included the wrong day.

County works on preservation goal

Relay team swims its last lap
For the past three school years, Westside High School swim relay team members Amber Lovett, Grace Hudson, Ginny Miller and Maggie Centers have practiced at least five days a week, but this week's practice has been different.

This week

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Leaders seek earlier William Few widening

School councils OK early release studies

Road extension can begin soon

Energy Department cuts lab funding
One of the nation's oldest environmental research sites is earmarked for possible closure this fall, based on the U.S. Energy Department's proposed fiscal 2006 budget -which eliminates funding for Savannah River Ecology Lab.

Rain soaks the city

Events
ST. VALENTINE'S DAY GALA ART AND WINE EXHIBITION: 6-10 p.m. Friday; The Ritz Carlton Lodge, Lake Oconee, Madison, Ga.; music, wine, hors d'oeuvres, art available for purchase; $60, $50 for museum members; (706) 342-8320

Future Farmers adapt to changes in agriculture field

Craig pushes magnet schools

News you can use

Study finds dangers in pupil transfer plan
AIKEN - Gov. Mark Sanford's tuition tax credit plan, which would allow pupils to transfer from one district to another or out of public schools altogether, would drain money from the Palmetto State's cash-strapped public school system, a study released Tuesday said.

Correction

Correction
Because of incorrect information filed in the clerk of Superior Court's office, the status of Robin L. Arrington and Berry M. Arrington's divorce was incorrectly listed in the Jan. 6 Richmond County Neighbors. Their divorce has not yet been finalized. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Future journalist records fire details
Di-mara Thomas, 9, of Augusta, writes a report of what she saw during a house fire on Mary Lou Court in south Augusta.

County's smoking ban has smooth month

AIDS group enlists stylists
ATHENS, Ga. - AIDS Athens is hoping to raise HIV and AIDS awareness among Athens' black community by enlisting hairstylists and barbers to become part-time AIDS/HIV educators.

Rain soaks the city
Two rubber duckies sit on rain-saturated carpet inside the atrium at the Law Enforcement Center on Walton Way.

County's smoking ban has smooth month
Inside, tables were filled with patrons at the Sidetrack Bar and Grill on Tuesday. Outside, in a patio area, several ashtrays with 11 cigarette butts proved smokers are still frequenting the business.

Four face charges in theft of checks
North Augusta authorities arrested four men alleged to be part of an out-of-state forgery ring Tuesday after one of the men went to a West Martintown Road bank twice in five days to cash stolen checks.

Craig pushes magnet schools
If he ever quits as district attorney, Danny Craig could make a good argument for a job as school superintendent.

Extend summer vacation, bill says
ATLANTA - Schoolchildren and their families would get more free time in August under a legislative proposal that would require Georgia public schools to start no earlier than the week before Labor Day.

Dealer gets bond, tight rules
Imagination, not leniency, led a federal judge to set bond Tuesday for a twice-convicted drug dealer, the judge said.

Woman's restoration work puts artists' works at home
Sometimes things have a way of falling into place. About a year ago, Jan Sanchez, a sculptor who lived in California for more than two decades, decided it was time to escape the overcrowding of her West Coast community. After visiting a friend in Augusta, she knew where she wanted to find refuge.

Army launches desertion case
HINESVILLE, Ga. - The prosecution and the defense agreed on one thing Monday: Sgt. Kevin Benderman stayed home when his 3rd Infantry Division unit deployed Jan. 7 for Kuwait en route to Iraq.

AIDS group enlists stylists

Schrenko's list of charges grows
ATLANTA - Linda Schrenko, the embattled former state superintendent of schools and unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate, faces additional charges as the result of a new federal indictment returned Tuesday.

Corrections
Storyteller Joanna Maddox will present her one-woman show Harriet Tubman on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Wallace Branch and 3 p.m. at the Maxwell Branch of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library. A calendar listing in the Xtreme pages of Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle included the wrong day.

Plan would move mental health patients
Theresa Senior has seen this before, only in reverse. The state moved her daughter, Terral, from Gracewood State School and Hospital to Georgia Regional Hospital in 1999.

Army launches desertion case
HINESVILLE, Ga. - The prosecution and the defense agreed on one thing Monday: Sgt. Kevin Benderman stayed home when his 3rd Infantry Division unit deployed Jan. 7 for Kuwait en route to Iraq.

Woman's restoration work puts artists' works at home

Craig pushes magnet schools
If he ever quits as district attorney, Danny Craig could make a good argument for a job as school superintendent.

Fifth-graders learn lessons about saving money

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

Across the area

Popular system spreads breaks
ATLANTA - While some lawmakers are considering requiring schools to start no earlier than late August, some school districts say their "balanced calendars" are popular among pupils, teachers and staff members and they would like to keep them.

Pupils get feel for history during heritage celebration

News you can use

Police warn of scam artist

Georgia House passes budget

Man is accused of fake investments
An Augusta investment adviser was indicted Tuesday for allegedly bilking elderly customers out of more than $600,000.

Preparing for Lent
The Rev. Greg Porterfield administers ashes to Al Praitano at Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans.

Legislation to limit commissions' roles
ATLANTA - Unless the state retains some oversight over new communication options, some Georgians could find themselves in a dead zone for consumer protection, regulators say.

Future Farmers adapt to changes in agriculture field
AIKEN - As rain hammered the thin plastic roof of the Aiken High School greenhouse Wednesday morning, agriculture students inside were wrist-deep in potting soil.

Study finds dangers in pupil transfer plan
AIKEN - Gov. Mark Sanford's tuition tax credit plan, which would allow pupils to transfer from one district to another or out of public schools altogether, would drain money from the Palmetto State's cash-strapped public school system, a study released Tuesday said.

Police warn of scam artist
Police say the scam goes something like this: A man pays for a meal with a $100 bill and says he was given the wrong change - supposedly three $1 bills instead of three twenties.

Region barely meets EPA standard
Declining air pollution levels in 2003 and 2004 helped Augusta escape sanctions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agen-cy, but local strategies to curb smog will be essential to future compliance.

Pilot spreads passion for flight
Neither of Jamail Larkins' parents had experience with aviation or aerospace, nor did he ever have a friend or mentor propelling him upward.

Japanese is gaining popularity
Just name the Buckeye state, and you've said "good morning" in Japanese. Add a simple chuckle - "ha ha" - and you've said "mother."

School councils OK early release studies
All 15 of Columbia County's elementary school councils unanimously voted to proceed with research of a proposal that would release pupils two hours early one day a week, Superintendent Tommy Price said at a Tuesday school board meeting.

Correction

Pet of the week
Billy, an 8-month-old male German shepherd mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Preparing for Lent

Around the block
The Augusta chapter of the NAACP will hold its 42nd annual Ebony Fair at 8 p.m. Friday at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. The cost is $35, which includes a subscription to Ebony or Jet magazine. Proceeds will benefit Augusta NAACP scholarship programs. For tickets or for more information, call 724-0390.

Board to consider start date for school

Service pays tribute to 4 heroic chaplains
It was a day to remember four men who embodied the Army's spirit of selfless service.

Energy Department cuts lab funding

Extend summer vacation, bill says

Car crashes into gas pump

Across the area

Plan would move mental health patients

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - State Treasurer Grady Patterson told a Senate subcommittee how he would fix problems that have emerged in the state's primary retirement system Tuesday.

MOX plant hits 1-year delay

Across the area
Authorities responded to a Graniteville house fire Tuesday afternoon after a woman said a controlled burn near her house burned out of control.

Budget cuts put Augusta on alert

School councils OK early release studies
All 15 of Columbia County's elementary school councils unanimously voted to proceed with research of a proposal that would release pupils two hours early one day a week, Superintendent Tommy Price said at a Tuesday school board meeting.

Victims rally on eve of tort reform vote

Schrenko's list of charges grows
ATLANTA - Linda Schrenko, the embattled former state superintendent of schools and unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate, faces additional charges as the result of a new federal indictment returned Tuesday.

Students learn basics in Spanish class

Legislation to limit commissions' roles
ATLANTA - Unless the state retains some oversight over new communication options, some Georgians could find themselves in a dead zone for consumer protection, regulators say.

Meetings

Dealer gets bond, tight rules
Imagination, not leniency, led a federal judge to set bond Tuesday for a twice-convicted drug dealer, the judge said.

Events

Enjoying the warmth
Five year old Madeleine Rojas, Paige Colbert, 4, and Sophie Colbert all of Martinez, Ga balance themselves as they walk on the playground at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion on Tuesday afternoon.

Board investigates principal's actions

Some laws on books are rarely enforced
In every session of the Georgia General Assembly, it happens: Legislators put bills into the hopper to make something illegal.

Kid of the Day

Across the area
Authorities responded to a Graniteville house fire Tuesday afternoon after a woman said a controlled burn near her house burned out of control.

Across the region

Richmond County school menu
TODAY: Breakfast burrito with salsa, fruit or juice and milk *Sausage biscuit and hash browns<

Museum holds class to aid skills

Future journalist records fire details

Relay team swims its last lap

Legislation to limit commissions' roles

On the record

Librarian retires with plan to work in school systems
There are a lot of things that Fred Danes will miss about working at Fort Gordon's Woodworth Library, including the quirky building itself.

Around the block

Corrections

Richmond County school menu

Board investigates principal's actions
The principal of Glenn Hills Middle School is in hot water for not evacuating pupils during a bomb threat Wednesday, school district spokeswoman Mechelle Jordan said.

Student strives to do his best in every aspect of life

Panel modifies abortion bill
ATLANTA - A proposed law that would allow the father or grandparents of an aborted fetus to file a lawsuit against the doctor who performed the abortion was modified Thursday by lawmakers because of fears that the legislation could give rapists the right to sue.

News you can use
Today in regional history:

Bush wants future for SRS screenings
AIKEN - A medical screening program for potentially sick Savannah River Site workers that was supposed to close at the end of September would stay open an additional year under a recent request by President Bush.

Librarian retires with plan to work in school systems

Budget cuts put Augusta on alert
Proposed cuts in President Bush's budget would affect federally funded programs in Augusta as diverse as the Augusta Canal and housing help for AIDS patients.

Davidson junior must work to keep balanced schedule

Victims rally on eve of tort reform vote
ATLANTA - When the House votes today on measures to restrict medical malpractice lawsuits, it could come down to a choice between the views of people such as Elizabeth Belcher and Lykia Wilson on one side or people such as Billie Jackson on the other.

Kid of the Day
Jazmin Loranzie MacKendree is today's Kid of the Day.

MOX plant hits 1-year delay
Among the nuggets of information spilling from President Bush's budget request to Congress is news of a year delay in the construction of a $1.6 billion plant that will convert weapons-grade plutonium into nuclear power plant fuel.

Energy Department cuts lab funding
One of the nation's oldest environmental research sites is earmarked for possible closure this fall, based on the U.S. Energy Department's proposed fiscal 2006 budget -which eliminates funding for Savannah River Ecology Lab.

Road extension can begin soon
Now that Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl of the Georgia Department of Transportation has approved shifting funding from a project on Wrightsboro Road to the $25 million extension of St. Sebastian Way, right-of-way on the highly anticipated St. Sebastian project finally is being acquired.

Board to consider start date for school
When should school begin for Richmond County pupils this fall? Aug. 5 or Aug. 15?

Pupils get feel for history during heritage celebration
A line of Freedom Park Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders and their teachers, Dana Alfano and Jamie Bates, filed through rooms in the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson on Friday, led by a tour guide who pointed out a chamber pot underneath a bed and explained the lack of indoor plumbing.

Across the region
WASHINGTON - A shake-up in the House panel that directs federal spending projects has stripped one of the most coveted congressional posts from Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston.

This week
CELEBRATE! MUSIC OF ELLA AND SATCHMO: Pops! at the Bell, 8 p.m. today; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $10-$40; 826-4705

Correction
A story in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about the Graniteville train accident misidentified Rodney Johnson, an Avondale Mills employee who has been credited with saving several co-workers during the Jan. 6 chlorine release.

Video, witnesses open Athens murder trial
ATHENS, Ga. - A video recording of a mob scene outside a downtown Athens nightclub captured the gunshot that took the life of a visiting Tennessee teen in November 2003.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies erroneously stated in a Feb. 2 incident report that an Augusta caterer faced charges of credit fraud in connection with a couple who he said has refused to pay part of a catering bill from a November wedding.

Meetings
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: 6 p.m. today; Bobby's Barbecue Buffet, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville; with Rob Chumbley; free, charge for optional meal; 648-6072

Victims rally on eve of tort reform vote
ATLANTA - When the House votes today on measures to restrict medical malpractice lawsuits, it could come down to a choice between the views of people such as Elizabeth Belcher and Lykia Wilson on one side or people such as Billie Jackson on the other.

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

Police warn of scam artist
Police say the scam goes something like this: A man pays for a meal with a $100 bill and says he was given the wrong change - supposedly three $1 bills instead of three twenties.

Students learn basics in Spanish class
As a certified public accountant, Lynn Benson, of Augusta, said she doesn't want something such as a language barrier to keep her from communicating with customers.

Fifth-graders learn lessons about saving money
As pellets of rain pounded the roof of Martinez Elementary School on Wednesday morning, the notion of saving up for a rainy day took on new meaning for a group of fifth-graders.

Museum holds class to aid skills
Stocks, bonds, managing finances and the meaning of success were among the topics discussed at the second meeting of the new Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History program, Foundations.

Car crashes into gas pump
Emergency officials responded to an Exxon gas station in the 2700 block of Peach Orchard after a car crashed into a gas pump unit, partially ripping the unit from its bearings and tipping it against a second vehicle and a metal barrier.

Student strives to do his best in every aspect of life
Earl Stewart, a senior at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering High School, has a goal.

Leaders seek earlier William Few widening
Columbia County leaders are trying to bump up a major road project extending William Few Parkway, which they say has become dangerously congested near three public schools.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

County works on preservation goal
The goal is to have one-fifth of Columbia County's land preserved as green space.

On the record
Public records from the Richmond County courts.

Board investigates principal's actions
The principal of Glenn Hills Middle School is in hot water for not evacuating pupils during a bomb threat Wednesday, school district spokeswoman Mechelle Jordan said.

Japanese is gaining popularity

Preparing for Lent
The Rev. Greg Porterfield administers ashes to Al Praitano at Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans.

Enjoying the warmth

Rain soaks the city
Two rubber duckies sit on rain-saturated carpet inside the atrium at the Law Enforcement Center on Walton Way.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Future Farmers adapt to changes in agriculture field
AIKEN - As rain hammered the thin plastic roof of the Aiken High School greenhouse Wednesday morning, agriculture students inside were wrist-deep in potting soil.

Enjoying the warmth
Five year old Madeleine Rojas, Paige Colbert, 4, and Sophie Colbert all of Martinez, Ga balance themselves as they walk on the playground at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion on Tuesday afternoon.

MOX plant hits 1-year delay
Among the nuggets of information spilling from President Bush's budget request to Congress is news of a year delay in the construction of a $1.6 billion plant that will convert weapons-grade plutonium into nuclear power plant fuel.

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

Road extension can begin soon
Now that Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl of the Georgia Department of Transportation has approved shifting funding from a project on Wrightsboro Road to the $25 million extension of St. Sebastian Way, right-of-way on the highly anticipated St. Sebastian project finally is being acquired.

Georgia House passes budget
ATLANTA - The House on Tuesday approved a midyear budget proposal written by Republicans amid charges from a top Democrat that the $16.5 billion plan unfairly funnels money to the districts of GOP leaders.

Budget cuts put Augusta on alert
Proposed cuts in President Bush's budget would affect federally funded programs in Augusta as diverse as the Augusta Canal and housing help for AIDS patients.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - A tainted cake that led to felony charges against two 13-year-olds who served it to classmates contained glue, hot sauce and modeling clay, a defense lawyer said Tuesday.

Relay team swims its last lap
For the past three school years, Westside High School swim relay team members Amber Lovett, Grace Hudson, Ginny Miller and Maggie Centers have practiced at least five days a week, but this week's practice has been different.

Video, witnesses open Athens murder trial
ATHENS, Ga. - A video recording of a mob scene outside a downtown Athens nightclub captured the gunshot that took the life of a visiting Tennessee teen in November 2003.

Pupils get feel for history during heritage celebration
A line of Freedom Park Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders and their teachers, Dana Alfano and Jamie Bates, filed through rooms in the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson on Friday, led by a tour guide who pointed out a chamber pot underneath a bed and explained the lack of indoor plumbing.

Future journalist records fire details
Di-mara Thomas, 9, of Augusta, writes a report of what she saw during a house fire on Mary Lou Court in south Augusta.

Meetings
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: 6 p.m. today; Bobby's Barbecue Buffet, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville; with Rob Chumbley; free, charge for optional meal; 648-6072

Plan would move mental health patients
Theresa Senior has seen this before, only in reverse. The state moved her daughter, Terral, from Gracewood State School and Hospital to Georgia Regional Hospital in 1999.

This week
CELEBRATE! MUSIC OF ELLA AND SATCHMO: Pops! at the Bell, 8 p.m. today; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $10-$40; 826-4705

Man is accused of fake investments
An Augusta investment adviser was indicted Tuesday for allegedly bilking elderly customers out of more than $600,000.

Pet of the week
Billy, an 8-month-old male German shepherd mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

AIDS group enlists stylists
ATHENS, Ga. - AIDS Athens is hoping to raise HIV and AIDS awareness among Athens' black community by enlisting hairstylists and barbers to become part-time AIDS/HIV educators.

Events
ST. VALENTINE'S DAY GALA ART AND WINE EXHIBITION: 6-10 p.m. Friday; The Ritz Carlton Lodge, Lake Oconee, Madison, Ga.; music, wine, hors d'oeuvres, art available for purchase; $60, $50 for museum members; (706) 342-8320

County's smoking ban has smooth month
Inside, tables were filled with patrons at the Sidetrack Bar and Grill on Tuesday. Outside, in a patio area, several ashtrays with 11 cigarette butts proved smokers are still frequenting the business.

Museum holds class to aid skills
Stocks, bonds, managing finances and the meaning of success were among the topics discussed at the second meeting of the new Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History program, Foundations.

Japanese is gaining popularity
Just name the Buckeye state, and you've said "good morning" in Japanese. Add a simple chuckle - "ha ha" - and you've said "mother."

Around the block
The Augusta chapter of the NAACP will hold its 42nd annual Ebony Fair at 8 p.m. Friday at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. The cost is $35, which includes a subscription to Ebony or Jet magazine. Proceeds will benefit Augusta NAACP scholarship programs. For tickets or for more information, call 724-0390.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Students learn basics in Spanish class
As a certified public accountant, Lynn Benson, of Augusta, said she doesn't want something such as a language barrier to keep her from communicating with customers.

Region barely meets EPA standard
Declining air pollution levels in 2003 and 2004 helped Augusta escape sanctions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agen-cy, but local strategies to curb smog will be essential to future compliance.

Woman's restoration work puts artists' works at home
Sometimes things have a way of falling into place. About a year ago, Jan Sanchez, a sculptor who lived in California for more than two decades, decided it was time to escape the overcrowding of her West Coast community. After visiting a friend in Augusta, she knew where she wanted to find refuge.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - State Treasurer Grady Patterson told a Senate subcommittee how he would fix problems that have emerged in the state's primary retirement system Tuesday.

Student strives to do his best in every aspect of life
Earl Stewart, a senior at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering High School, has a goal.

Kid of the Day
Robert "Robbie" Knox III is today's Kid of the Day.

Librarian retires with plan to work in school systems
There are a lot of things that Fred Danes will miss about working at Fort Gordon's Woodworth Library, including the quirky building itself.

Georgia House passes budget
ATLANTA - The House on Tuesday approved a midyear budget proposal written by Republicans amid charges from a top Democrat that the $16.5 billion plan unfairly funnels money to the districts of GOP leaders.

Correction
Because of incorrect information filed in the clerk of Superior Court's office, the status of Robin L. Arrington and Berry M. Arrington's divorce was incorrectly listed in the Jan. 6 Richmond County Neighbors. Their divorce has not yet been finalized. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Soldiers receive lifesaving training in class
On the battlefield, the first responder to a wounded soldier is not always a medic or emergency medical technician.

On the record
Public records from the Richmond County courts.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - A tainted cake that led to felony charges against two 13-year-olds who served it to classmates contained glue, hot sauce and modeling clay, a defense lawyer said Tuesday.

Richmond County school menu
TODAY: Breakfast burrito with salsa, fruit or juice and milk *Sausage biscuit and hash browns

Boys from Murphey Middle have successful year on hardwood
Murphey Middle School's boys basketball team slam-dunked its 5-5 record from last year.

Davidson junior must work to keep balanced schedule
Cameron Brune is accustomed to a full schedule. "School keeps me busy," said Cameron, a junior at John S. Davidson Fine Arts School.

Dealer gets bond, tight rules

News you can use
Today in regional history:

Video, witnesses open Athens murder trial

Kid of the Day
Jazmin Loranzie MacKendree is today's Kid of the Day.

Study finds dangers in pupil transfer plan

Correction
A story in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about the Graniteville train accident misidentified Rodney Johnson, an Avondale Mills employee who has been credited with saving several co-workers during the Jan. 6 chlorine release.

Across South Carolina

Across the region
WASHINGTON - A shake-up in the House panel that directs federal spending projects has stripped one of the most coveted congressional posts from Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston.

Army launches desertion case

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies erroneously stated in a Feb. 2 incident report that an Augusta caterer faced charges of credit fraud in connection with a couple who he said has refused to pay part of a catering bill from a November wedding.

Across Georgia

Fifth-graders learn lessons about saving money
As pellets of rain pounded the roof of Martinez Elementary School on Wednesday morning, the notion of saving up for a rainy day took on new meaning for a group of fifth-graders.

Schrenko's list of charges grows

Board to consider start date for school
When should school begin for Richmond County pupils this fall? Aug. 5 or Aug. 15?

Man is accused of fake investments

Car crashes into gas pump
Emergency officials responded to an Exxon gas station in the 2700 block of Peach Orchard after a car crashed into a gas pump unit, partially ripping the unit from its bearings and tipping it against a second vehicle and a metal barrier.

Region barely meets EPA standard

Leaders seek earlier William Few widening
Columbia County leaders are trying to bump up a major road project extending William Few Parkway, which they say has become dangerously congested near three public schools.

County works on preservation goal
The goal is to have one-fifth of Columbia County's land preserved as green space.

Extend summer vacation, bill says
ATLANTA - Schoolchildren and their families would get more free time in August under a legislative proposal that would require Georgia public schools to start no earlier than the week before Labor Day.

Golden Bear's Augusta swan song remains uncertain
Arnold Palmer played his 50th and final Masters Tournament last April at age 74.

Golden Bear's Augusta swan song remains uncertain
Arnold Palmer played his 50th and final Masters Tournament last April at age 74.

At the Movies: 'Hitch'
Will Smith waited a long time to bring his bottomless charisma to a romantic comedy. He should have waited longer, at least until the many hitches were ironed out of "Hitch," an occasionally cute trifle that had all the ingredients to be a great date flick.

At the Movies: 'Born Into Brothels'

Mini-reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

Mini-reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

At the Movies: 'Pooh's Heffalump Movie'
Cute, cuddly, wholesome and well-intentioned - all this you'd expect from a movie starring Winnie the Pooh and Co.

At the Movies: 'Hitch'
Will Smith waited a long time to bring his bottomless charisma to a romantic comedy. He should have waited longer, at least until the many hitches were ironed out of "Hitch," an occasionally cute trifle that had all the ingredients to be a great date flick.

At the Movies: 'Born Into Brothels'
Similar to "Hotel Rwanda," "Born Into Brothels" is a film that richly deserves to be seen, and yet it's an incredibly hard sell.

Mini-reviews

At the Movies: 'Born Into Brothels'
Similar to "Hotel Rwanda," "Born Into Brothels" is a film that richly deserves to be seen, and yet it's an incredibly hard sell.

At the Movies: 'Pooh's Heffalump Movie'

At the Movies: 'Pooh's Heffalump Movie'
Cute, cuddly, wholesome and well-intentioned - all this you'd expect from a movie starring Winnie the Pooh and Co.

'Passion' is golden despite alleged Oscar slight
Billboards around Hollywood's Kodak Theatre are being dressed for Oscar.

'Passion' is golden despite alleged Oscar slight

'Passion' is golden despite alleged Oscar slight
Billboards around Hollywood's Kodak Theatre are being dressed for Oscar.

At the Movies: 'Hitch'

Five nominated acts will open the Grammys
NEW YORK - The 47th Annual Grammy Awards show will open with music acts that could give Live Aid a run for its money.

Five Eight still seeks breakout success

Tribute to music great is tough work

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Tribute to music great is tough work
Patti Austin's career reads like a history of popular music.

Doobie Brothers drummer dies at 56
SAN FRANCISCO - Keith Knudsen, the longtime Doobie Brothers drummer who was part of the band during a string of hits that included "Taking it to the Streets" and "Black Water," died of pneumonia Tuesday. He was 56.

Sonic Spotlight: Jordon Leopard
Jordon Leopard AGE: 26 HOMETOWN: Augusta

Tribute to music great is tough work
Patti Austin's career reads like a history of popular music.

Top 20 Concert Tours

Five Eight still seeks breakout success
Seventeen years is a long time to be the Next Big Thing. For Athens, Ga., act Five Eight, though, that's been the story. Once considered heirs to the indie rock throne left vacant by R.E.M., and then Nirvana, the band has been lauded by critics, applauded by faithful fans, but it never quite managed to break big.

Five nominated acts will open the Grammys

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Five nominated acts will open the Grammys
NEW YORK - The 47th Annual Grammy Awards show will open with music acts that could give Live Aid a run for its money.

Five Eight still seeks breakout success
Seventeen years is a long time to be the Next Big Thing. For Athens, Ga., act Five Eight, though, that's been the story. Once considered heirs to the indie rock throne left vacant by R.E.M., and then Nirvana, the band has been lauded by critics, applauded by faithful fans, but it never quite managed to break big.

Newsmaker: Chip Ganassi

Equipment tests draw crowd
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Smaller spoilers and softer tires were supposed to be a big reason why 42 teams tested last week at Las Vegas and California. But no reason was more important than the competitive nature of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series itself.

Newsmaker: Chip Ganassi
Chip Ganassi has fielded championship teams in the CART Champ Car Series and the Grand American Road Racing Series. All that's missing is a title in NASCAR.

Newsmaker: Chip Ganassi
Chip Ganassi has fielded championship teams in the CART Champ Car Series and the Grand American Road Racing Series. All that's missing is a title in NASCAR.

Shootout exhibits racing's top shelf

Equipment tests draw crowd
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Smaller spoilers and softer tires were supposed to be a big reason why 42 teams tested last week at Las Vegas and California. But no reason was more important than the competitive nature of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series itself.

Equipment tests draw crowd

Shootout exhibits racing's top shelf
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Budweiser Shootout all-star race at Daytona International Speedway has been more than an exhibition that kicks off the stock car season. It has provided an interesting look into the Daytona 500, as well as the championship.

Shootout exhibits racing's top shelf
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Budweiser Shootout all-star race at Daytona International Speedway has been more than an exhibition that kicks off the stock car season. It has provided an interesting look into the Daytona 500, as well as the championship.

Pacers top Bobcats
INDIANAPOLIS - Jermaine O'Neal had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Stephen Jackson scored 22 and the Indiana Pacers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 94-87 Wednesday night.

Duke's defense faces challenge against Tar Heels
DURHAM, N.C. - The players at Duke often show their commitment to defense by slapping the floor, a largely symbolic gesture made during the transition from offense to defense.

Lady Jaguars can still win division
The Augusta State women's basketball team is in the thick of the division race with six games remaining. Coach Greg Wilson finds that fact almost absurd.

Duke's defense faces challenge against Tar Heels
DURHAM, N.C. - The players at Duke often show their commitment to defense by slapping the floor, a largely symbolic gesture made during the transition from offense to defense.

Lady Jaguars can still win division
The Augusta State women's basketball team is in the thick of the division race with six games remaining. Coach Greg Wilson finds that fact almost absurd.

Owens, Seymour will sit out Pro Bowl

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Mr. Charles Rembert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Simmons    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Moxley    (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Estella Roberson    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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Mrs. Ellen Pough Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Milton M. Keenan    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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Mrs. Ruth Fritze Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette Parrish    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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Mr. Charles Rembert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Ruth Maddox (EVANS, Ga.)

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Mr. Henry Moxley (ADRIAN, Ga.)

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Mrs. Marjorie Stanley (HEPZHIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Calver Taylor (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William Melvane Scott (JACKSON, S.C.)

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Mrs. Judith Floyd (LAVONIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Fritze Miller (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Oscar's deaf ear goes for obscure songs
Hey, want to stump your friends with a new version of Name That Tune? Ask them to hum a few bars of any of this year's Oscar nominees for best song. The chances are, they won't even be able to fake it.

Some Oscars to be presented from audience
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Some of this year's Academy Award winners will receive their prizes from a presenter stationed in the audience in an effort to make sure every nominee is seen on camera.

ABC extends deal to televise Oscars through 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Oscar is going to keep its home on ABC for six more years.

Some Oscars to be presented from audience

Oscar's accountants expose some of their secrets
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The keepers of Hollywood's 24 biggest secrets shrink from the spotlight and wouldn't dream of name-dropping in a town that thrives on gossip.

Oscar's deaf ear goes for obscure songs

Oscar's deaf ear goes for obscure songs
Hey, want to stump your friends with a new version of Name That Tune? Ask them to hum a few bars of any of this year's Oscar nominees for best song. The chances are, they won't even be able to fake it.

ABC extends deal to televise Oscars through 2014

Oscar's accountants expose some of their secrets
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The keepers of Hollywood's 24 biggest secrets shrink from the spotlight and wouldn't dream of name-dropping in a town that thrives on gossip.

Oscar's accountants expose some of their secrets

ABC extends deal to televise Oscars through 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Oscar is going to keep its home on ABC for six more years.

Some Oscars to be presented from audience
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Some of this year's Academy Award winners will receive their prizes from a presenter stationed in the audience in an effort to make sure every nominee is seen on camera.

Armstrong to skip 2005 Tour de Georgia

Overtime

Overtime

Georgian dashes to century mark

Area Announcements

Overtime
Emmett Turner tied the Augusta State 18-hole school record with 8-under-par 64 as Augusta State shot 18-under 270 to place third after the first round of the Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Georgian dashes to century mark
After Joyce Hodges-Hite hit the halfway point of her 100th marathon Saturday in Savannah, Ga., in record time, she slowed down a bit.

Armstrong to skip 2005 Tour de Georgia
ATLANTA - Peddling on without Lance Armstrong, the third annual Tour de Georgia will begin April 19 in Augusta and cover 646 miles before finishing five days later in suburban Atlanta.

Overtime
In Panama City, Fla., USC Aiken opened up the spring portion of its 2004-05 season with another victory.

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.

Georgian dashes to century mark
After Joyce Hodges-Hite hit the halfway point of her 100th marathon Saturday in Savannah, Ga., in record time, she slowed down a bit.

Armstrong to skip 2005 Tour de Georgia
ATLANTA - Peddling on without Lance Armstrong, the third annual Tour de Georgia will begin April 19 in Augusta and cover 646 miles before finishing five days later in suburban Atlanta.

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
Emmett Turner tied the Augusta State 18-hole school record with 8-under-par 64 as Augusta State shot 18-under 270 to place third after the first round of the Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Overtime
In Panama City, Fla., USC Aiken opened up the spring portion of its 2004-05 season with another victory.

Greenbrier defeats Effingham County
Brooke Jackson stared at the ball as it rolled around the rim like water going down a toilet bowl.

Prep basketball scores
Here are Tuesday's prep basketball scores:

Rivers ends career with loss
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Minutes after her final game, Pat Rivers said her new status as retired basketball coach had only faintly dawned in her mind.

'Pack bound for playoffs
Deja Vu. The Greenbrier boys basketball team followed the example the Lady Wolfpack set Tuesday with a 45-39 win over visiting Jones County Wednesday night in the first round of the Region 2-AAAA tournament.

Rivers ends career with loss
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Minutes after her final game, Pat Rivers said her new status as retired basketball coach had only faintly dawned in her mind.

Cross Creek cruises by Harlem
A week and a half had passed since the Cross Creek girls last game.

Laney coach is finalist at Thomasville
Many have felt the time might come when Laney might not be able to keep Eric Parker from being some other school's prized football coach.

'Pack bound for playoffs
Deja Vu. The Greenbrier boys basketball team followed the example the Lady Wolfpack set Tuesday with a 45-39 win over visiting Jones County Wednesday night in the first round of the Region 2-AAAA tournament.

Laney coach is finalist at Thomasville
Many have felt the time might come when Laney might not be able to keep Eric Parker from being some other school's prized football coach.

Lady Rebels overwhelm Thomson
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Look elsewhere for playoff dramatics. Hephzibah won in the quarterfinal round of the Region 3-AAA tournament by 57 points.

Wilcox carries Rebels to win
In Region 3-AAA boys action, Hephzibah's Brian Wilcox spotted up and took aim from 3-point land. His hot shooting put his Rebels past Burke County, 65-48.

Prep basketball scores
Here are Tuesday's prep basketball scores:

Wilcox carries Rebels to win
In Region 3-AAA boys action, Hephzibah's Brian Wilcox spotted up and took aim from 3-point land. His hot shooting put his Rebels past Burke County, 65-48.

Prep basketball scores
High school basketball scores from Wednesday:

Jefferson County tops Cross Creek
WAYNESBORO - The tally read 3-AAA North 6, 3-AAA South 0.

Lady Rebels overwhelm Thomson
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Look elsewhere for playoff dramatics. Hephzibah won in the quarterfinal round of the Region 3-AAA tournament by 57 points.

Jefferson County tops Cross Creek
WAYNESBORO - The tally read 3-AAA North 6, 3-AAA South 0.

Prep basketball scores
High school basketball scores from Wednesday:

Owens, Seymour will sit out Pro Bowl
KAPOLEI, Hawaii - Philadelphia receiver Terrell Owens and New England defensive end Richard Seymour will sit out the Pro Bowl because of injuries.

Patriots greeted by throngs of cheering fans
BOSTON - Three silver Super Bowl trophies and the gray sweat shirt-wearing mastermind who won them all took a championship ride through the streets of Boston on Tuesday, passing nearly 1 million screaming fans.

Owens, Seymour will sit out Pro Bowl
KAPOLEI, Hawaii - Philadelphia receiver Terrell Owens and New England defensive end Richard Seymour will sit out the Pro Bowl because of injuries.

Ex-NFL player puts family values into work

Vatican criticizes 'divorce mentality'
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican said Tuesday requests for marriage annulments have been soaring, with one cardinal lamenting that some Roman Catholics view them as a kind of church-sanctioned equivalent of divorce.

Vatican criticizes 'divorce mentality'
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican said Tuesday requests for marriage annulments have been soaring, with one cardinal lamenting that some Roman Catholics view them as a kind of church-sanctioned equivalent of divorce.

Ex-NFL player puts family values into work
There might be other cutting horse riders who can cut cattle from a herd better than former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mel Blount, but there are few individuals with better hearts.

Ex-NFL player puts family values into work
There might be other cutting horse riders who can cut cattle from a herd better than former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mel Blount, but there are few individuals with better hearts.

Golden Bear's Augusta swan song remains uncertain

Unsung character actor will live on in notable film roles

Chris Noth has new 'Law & Order' duty
LOS ANGELES - Chris Noth's guest appearance this weekend on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" is the start of something big.

'Desperate Housewives' star denies gay rumors
NEW YORK - Marcia Cross is making it clear that while she's no desperate housewife, she's not gay, either.

Racy ad pulled after Super Bowl airing
NEW YORK - A racy ad for a vendor of Web site names was pulled at the last minute from a second showing during the Super Bowl telecast on Sunday after NFL executives objected that the spot made light of Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" incident in last year's halftime show.

Ex-CIA officer helps anchor 'MI-5' in real world
LOS ANGELES - When former CIA man Mike Baker wants a nostalgia fix, he can choose among spy vs. spy vs. spy - the TV series "Alias," "24" and, on assignment from Britain, "MI-5."

Fox scores big with Super Bowl, 'Idol' ratings
NEW YORK - A week dominated by Fox's airing of the Super Bowl also resulted in a historic low for NBC

Racy ad pulled after Super Bowl airing

Engaged model team wins 'The Amazing Race'
NEW YORK - At one point during the sixth season of CBS's "The Amazing Race," Freddy Holliday screamed to the remaining teams, "One of you I will break in half!" Well, he didn't break anybody in half, but Holliday and his fiancee Kendra Bentley did outrace the competition, winning the reality TV show's $1 million prize.

'JAG' finds its war stories can hit close to home

Ex-CIA officer helps anchor 'MI-5' in real world
LOS ANGELES - When former CIA man Mike Baker wants a nostalgia fix, he can choose among spy vs. spy vs. spy - the TV series "Alias," "24" and, on assignment from Britain, "MI-5."

Fox scores big with Super Bowl, 'Idol' ratings
NEW YORK - A week dominated by Fox's airing of the Super Bowl also resulted in a historic low for NBC

Engaged model team wins 'The Amazing Race'

Fox scores big with Super Bowl, 'Idol' ratings

'JAG' finds its war stories can hit close to home
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - The sound of gunfire ricochets inside a minaret as a private in the U.S. Marine Corps shoots a wounded and apparently unarmed Iraqi.

'JAG' finds its war stories can hit close to home
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - The sound of gunfire ricochets inside a minaret as a private in the U.S. Marine Corps shoots a wounded and apparently unarmed Iraqi.

Engaged model team wins 'The Amazing Race'
NEW YORK - At one point during the sixth season of CBS's "The Amazing Race," Freddy Holliday screamed to the remaining teams, "One of you I will break in half!" Well, he didn't break anybody in half, but Holliday and his fiancee Kendra Bentley did outrace the competition, winning the reality TV show's $1 million prize.

Racy ad pulled after Super Bowl airing
NEW YORK - A racy ad for a vendor of Web site names was pulled at the last minute from a second showing during the Super Bowl telecast on Sunday after NFL executives objected that the spot made light of Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" incident in last year's halftime show.

Ex-CIA officer helps anchor 'MI-5' in real world

Concert Calendar

Applause Calendar

David Caruso's wife files for divorce

Colorful 'Tork' is fun for parents, kids

Hot ticket

People in the News

Friends remember late actor Ossie Davis

People in the News

Club calendar

'Simple Life' co-star Nicole Richie is engaged

Arkansas thumps Georgia
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Georgia can't quite seem to find its offense.

Arkansas thumps Georgia
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Georgia can't quite seem to find its offense.

Arkansas thumps Georgia

Unsung character actor will live on in notable film roles
Ah, the lot of the character actor. The Hollywood equivalent of the eternal bridesmaid, the character actor never receives the fame and fortune of the leading man or lady. Instead, he musters up a career as "that guy," a familiar face that, although instantly recognizable, rarely seems to have a name attached.

Unsung character actor will live on in notable film roles
Ah, the lot of the character actor. The Hollywood equivalent of the eternal bridesmaid, the character actor never receives the fame and fortune of the leading man or lady. Instead, he musters up a career as "that guy," a familiar face that, although instantly recognizable, rarely seems to have a name attached.

USC Aiken's Carlisle is named USA captain
USC Aiken golf coach Michael Carlisle is reaping the benefits of winning a national championship.

Augusta State topples USC Aiken

Lady Jaguars squeak by USC Aiken
Brandi Hollingsworth lay on the floor with her arms raised as her Augusta State teammates engulfed her.

Lady Jaguars squeak by USC Aiken
Brandi Hollingsworth lay on the floor with her arms raised as her Augusta State teammates engulfed her.

Augusta State topples USC Aiken
Tyrekus Bowman made the most of his first start Wednesday night.

Augusta State topples USC Aiken
Tyrekus Bowman made the most of his first start Wednesday night.

Lady Jaguars squeak by USC Aiken

Terzia uses technology to provide a perfect fit
Rick Terzia knows a way most golfers can improve their games, and it has nothing to do with lessons, state-of-the-art equipment or infomercials on late-night Golf Channel programming.

Terzia uses technology to provide a perfect fit
Rick Terzia knows a way most golfers can improve their games, and it has nothing to do with lessons, state-of-the-art equipment or infomercials on late-night Golf Channel programming.

Man returns money bag he found in street

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Odds and Ends

Mohawk-wearing Idaho teen survives scalping

Vatican criticizes 'divorce mentality'

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