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

Boral Bricks gets needed aid

Ex-WorldCom CFO says Ebbers helped him cook books

Bank of America companies settle charges of improper fund trading

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.

American Airlines to remove pillows to save money

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.

Marketing clubs help farmers find way to generate cash

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.

Are cost cuts deep enough to save Krispy Kreme?

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.

Hewlett-Packard CEO Fiorina steps down

Former coach sentenced in recruiting scandal

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.

USC Trojans undergo staff turnover

Lady Jaguars can still win division

Duke's defense faces challenge against Tar Heels

Terzia uses technology to provide a perfect fit

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

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

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.

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.

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

The top five list
The top five list in entertainment.

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.

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.

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

Seitan rollup with caramelized onions recipe

Writers and publishers focus fondly on chocolate

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.

Zinfandel-braised beef brisket recipe

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

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

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.

Bring figs into play for winter salad

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.

Cool dessert can round off a warmly romantic meal

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

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.

Jaguars look for hot start

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:

Upcoming events
A list of upcoming golf tournaments:

Prep basketball scores

'Pack bound for playoffs

Lady Rebels overwhelm Thomson

Laney coach is finalist at Thomasville

Rivers ends career with loss

Wilcox carries Rebels to win

Prep basketball scores

Jefferson County tops Cross Creek

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.

'Slavery' goes by another name

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

What's the price of a lost loved one?

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

'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

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

'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
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

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.

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

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

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

Local college basketball excels

Bias taints headline on front page

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

Schools' security must improve now

Cheeks editorial showed favoritism

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

'Ebony' show brings latest fashions to Augusta

Chic get their turn on the runways in New York

Rice gives Europe a stylish, intellectual image

Army uniforms get first redesign in two decades

Health experts recommended routine HIV testing

Designer Jacobs thinks big at N.Y. Fashion Week

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Japanese is gaining popularity

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.

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.

County works on preservation goal

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.

This week

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.

Leaders seek earlier William Few widening

News you can use

Road extension can begin soon

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.

Rain soaks the city

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.

Librarian retires with plan to work in school systems

Pet of the week

Davidson junior must work to keep balanced schedule

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.

Budget cuts put Augusta on alert

Future journalist records fire details

Victims rally on eve of tort reform vote

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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

Police warn of scam artist

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.

Correction

Army launches desertion case

Students learn basics in Spanish class

Man is accused of fake investments

Energy Department cuts lab funding

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.

Car crashes into gas pump

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MOX plant hits 1-year delay

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

News you can use

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.

Across the area

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

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.

Woman's restoration work puts artists' works at home

Enjoying the warmth

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

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.

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.

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 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.

Plan would move mental health patients

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.

Pupils get feel for history during heritage celebration

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

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.

Meetings

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Events

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.

Board investigates principal's actions

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.

Student strives to do his best in every aspect of life

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

Kid of the Day

School councils OK early release studies

Relay team swims its last lap

Study finds dangers in pupil transfer plan

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.

Board to consider start date for school

County's smoking ban has smooth month

Richmond County school menu

Region barely meets EPA standard

Across the region

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

Museum holds class to aid skills

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

Around the block

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.

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Today in regional history:

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Future Farmers adapt to changes in agriculture field

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.

Extend summer vacation, bill says

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

AIDS group enlists stylists

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

Across the area

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.

Craig pushes magnet schools

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

On the record
Public records from the Richmond County courts.

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.

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

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Legislation to limit commissions' roles

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Schrenko's list of charges grows

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.

Across South Carolina

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

Georgia House passes budget

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.

Corrections

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.

Fifth-graders learn lessons about saving money

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.

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

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.

At the Movies: 'Born Into Brothels'

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'

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
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

Mini-reviews

'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: '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: '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.

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.

Top 20 Concert Tours

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

Five Eight still seeks breakout success

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Owens, Seymour will sit out Pro Bowl

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

Mr. W. Paul Wallace    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Estella Roberson    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Albert F. McCorkle, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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Ms. Dana Faye Bishop (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Rembert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry L. Mims, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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Ms. Dorothy Auman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Ruth Maddox (EVANS, Ga.)

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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.

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

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

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.

Oscar's deaf ear goes for obscure songs

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

ABC extends deal to televise Oscars through 2014

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.

Oscar's accountants expose some of their secrets

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.

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.

Armstrong to skip 2005 Tour de Georgia

Georgian dashes to century mark

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

'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.

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.

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.

Prep basketball scores
High school basketball scores from Wednesday:

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.

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.

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

'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.

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

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.

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.

Prep basketball scores
High school basketball scores from Wednesday:

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.

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

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.

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

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

'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.

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

'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.

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.

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.

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."

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

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.

Engaged model team wins 'The Amazing Race'

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."

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.

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'Simple Life' co-star Nicole Richie is engaged

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People in the News

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People in the News

David Caruso's wife files for divorce

Colorful 'Tork' is fun for parents, kids

Friends remember late actor Ossie Davis

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

Arkansas thumps Georgia

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

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.

Augusta State topples USC Aiken

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
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
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.

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.

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Mohawk-wearing Idaho teen survives scalping

Man returns money bag he found in street

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Vatican criticizes 'divorce mentality'

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