Rare retrospective offers new glimpse of Dali
PHILADELPHIA - A Salvador Dali exhibit about to open in Philadelphia may surprise those who remember the Spanish surrealist mostly for his outlandishness, self-promotion and studied eccentricity.

Send in the clowns - no, wait, lock the doors!
"Life Expectancy" begins in a Colorado hospital on a stormy night in 1974. Jimmy Tock is born at the very moment of his grandfather's death, and in the final minutes of his life, Grandpa Tock predicts there will be "five terrible days" in Jimmy's life.

Send in the clowns - no, wait, lock the doors!

Three new Lincolns are parked in book stalls
Illinois is the "Land of Lincoln" but that nickname might also apply to a section of the new-books shelf.

Rare retrospective offers new glimpse of Dali

'FitzRoy' profiles the first 'weatherman'
Robert FitzRoy was an extraordinary man in many ways. He rose to admiral in England's Royal Navy, earning respect from his men and fellow officers along the way. He circumnavigated the world in the age of exploration. He was governor of New Zealand. And he invented the modern weather forecast.

Rare retrospective offers new glimpse of Dali
PHILADELPHIA - A Salvador Dali exhibit about to open in Philadelphia may surprise those who remember the Spanish surrealist mostly for his outlandishness, self-promotion and studied eccentricity.

Send in the clowns - no, wait, lock the doors!
"Life Expectancy" begins in a Colorado hospital on a stormy night in 1974. Jimmy Tock is born at the very moment of his grandfather's death, and in the final minutes of his life, Grandpa Tock predicts there will be "five terrible days" in Jimmy's life.

Three new Lincolns are parked in book stalls

Three new Lincolns are parked in book stalls
Illinois is the "Land of Lincoln" but that nickname might also apply to a section of the new-books shelf.

'FitzRoy' profiles the first 'weatherman'

New first novels now in print
Among new books by first-time novelists:

'FitzRoy' profiles the first 'weatherman'
Robert FitzRoy was an extraordinary man in many ways. He rose to admiral in England's Royal Navy, earning respect from his men and fellow officers along the way. He circumnavigated the world in the age of exploration. He was governor of New Zealand. And he invented the modern weather forecast.

Annual rite is just around corner
With Opening Day more than two months away, baseball fans who want an early glimpse of Randy Johnson in a New York Yankees uniform or Tim Hudson sporting an Atlanta Braves jersey can look no further than Spring Training.

Annual rite is just around corner

Readers share their Spring Training memories
My husband and I had gone to Vero Beach to visit friends and go to a Dodgers game.

Readers share their Spring Training memories
My husband and I had gone to Vero Beach to visit friends and go to a Dodgers game.

Readers share their Spring Training memories

Annual rite is just around corner
With Opening Day more than two months away, baseball fans who want an early glimpse of Randy Johnson in a New York Yankees uniform or Tim Hudson sporting an Atlanta Braves jersey can look no further than Spring Training.

Time may be on your side when you least expect it

Nyel Jahtorion Richardson

Maria Elizabeth Gillion
Joe and Eleonora Gillion of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Maria Elizabeth, born December 27, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta. She is the granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. John P. Gillion and Dr. and Mrs. Franco D. Palumbo She was welcomed home by her big sisters, Cara and Natalie.

Gracie McKenna Green

Carsen Annaliese Lacombe

Bryson Aaron Fittery
Aaron and Andrea Fittery of Graniteville, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Bryson Aaron, born January 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He was welcomed homed by big sister Haylie, who is 6 years old.

Nyel Jahtorion Richardson
Nahshon Dunn and Brandon Richardson, both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nyel Jahtorion, born December 20, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Logan Alexander Edwards

Nicholas William Eggers
Jason and Elizabeth Eggers of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas William, born January 18, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. He was welcomed home by big brother, Jason Wayne Eggers, Jr.

Taylor Abigail Allen
R. Casey and Andrea Allen of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Abigail, born January 18, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Logan Alexander Edwards
Joshua and Amy Edwards of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Logan Alexander, born January 21, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Steven Alan Eubanks
Christy Horne and Steven Eubanks, Sr., both of Gloverville, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Steven Allen, born January 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Trenton Paul Turner
Travis and Kristie Turner of Gloverville, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Trenton Paul, born January 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ryan Ansley Williams
Charles and Brandi Williams of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ryan Ansley, born January 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ryan Ansley Williams
Charles and Brandi Williams of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ryan Ansley, born January 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

River Hunter Todd

Gracie McKenna Green
Brittany Sturgis and Todd Green, both of Appling, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracie McKenna, born January 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Steven Alan Eubanks

Bryson Aaron Fittery
Aaron and Andrea Fittery of Graniteville, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Bryson Aaron, born January 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He was welcomed homed by big sister Haylie, who is 6 years old.

Michael Jason Foss
Michael and Jodi Foss are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Michael Jason, born September 8, 2004 at St. Lukes Family Birth Center in Jacksonville, Fla. He made his debut at 3:52 p.m., weighed 8lbs 12 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Joseph C. Battle of Clarks Hill, S.C., Diane and Frank Sandy of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Bonnie and Bill Dietrich of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mike and Della Foss of Atlantic Beach, Fla. Great grandparents are Jean Bell of Atlantic Beach, Fla. and Honorio and Joan Cabral of Orlando, Fla.

Jami Danielle Gaskins
James and Vicky Gaskins of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jami Danielle, born January 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. She was welcomed home by big brother, Jesup Dylan Gaskins.

James 'Grady' Noegel
Rusty and Annmarie Noegel are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James 'Grady', born January 14, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Steven Alan Eubanks
Christy Horne and Steven Eubanks, Sr., both of Gloverville, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Steven Allen, born January 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nathan Michael Mitchum
Sheldon and Beverlee Mitchum of Belvedere, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Michael, born January 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nathan Michael Mitchum
Sheldon and Beverlee Mitchum of Belvedere, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Michael, born January 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jami Danielle Gaskins
James and Vicky Gaskins of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jami Danielle, born January 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. She was welcomed home by big brother, Jesup Dylan Gaskins.

Hayden Owen Mock
Edward and Leann Mock of Duluth, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hayden Owen, born January 3, 2005 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Owens of Baton Rouge, La. and Mrs. Gloria Mock of Millen, Ga. and the late Mr. Gene Mock.

Gracie McKenna Green
Brittany Sturgis and Todd Green, both of Appling, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracie McKenna, born January 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jami Danielle Gaskins

Trenton Paul Turner
Travis and Kristie Turner of Gloverville, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Trenton Paul, born January 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nicholas William Eggers

Ryan Ansley Williams

Trenton Paul Turner

Bryson Aaron Fittery

Nyel Jahtorion Richardson
Nahshon Dunn and Brandon Richardson, both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nyel Jahtorion, born December 20, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Michael Jason Foss

Taylor Abigail Allen
R. Casey and Andrea Allen of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Abigail, born January 18, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Nathan Michael Mitchum

Meredith Gabrielle Windham
James and Jennifer Windham of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Meredith Gabrielle, born January 21, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

River Hunter
Ricky and Denea Todd of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, River Hunter, born January 6, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. River made his debut at a.m., weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mickey and Vesta Neal of Gibson, Ga. and Lamar and Ogle Hinton of Thomson.

Meredith Gabrielle Windham

Taylor Abigail Allen

Carsen Annaliese
Jeffrey and Carla Lacombe of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Carsen Annaliese, born January 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 9:55 a.m., weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 inches long. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Martha Williams and the late Mr. Leo Williams of Ft. Campbell, Ky. and Mr. and Mrs. Leo and Stella Lacombe of Watersville, Maine.

Meredith Gabrielle Windham
James and Jennifer Windham of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Meredith Gabrielle, born January 21, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Michael Jason Foss
Michael and Jodi Foss are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Michael Jason, born September 8, 2004 at St. Lukes Family Birth Center in Jacksonville, Fla. He made his debut at 3:52 p.m., weighed 8lbs 12 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Joseph C. Battle of Clarks Hill, S.C., Diane and Frank Sandy of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Bonnie and Bill Dietrich of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mike and Della Foss of Atlantic Beach, Fla. Great grandparents are Jean Bell of Atlantic Beach, Fla. and Honorio and Joan Cabral of Orlando, Fla.

Maria Elizabeth Gillion

River Hunter Todd
Ricky and Denea Todd of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, River Hunter, born January 6, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. River made his debut at a.m., weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mickey and Vesta Neal of Gibson, Ga. and Lamar and Ogle Hinton of Thomson.

James 'Grady' Noegel
Rusty and Annmarie Noegel are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James 'Grady', born January 14, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Maria Elizabeth Gillion
Joe and Eleonora Gillion of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Maria Elizabeth, born December 27, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta. She is the granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. John P. Gillion and Dr. and Mrs. Franco D. Palumbo She was welcomed home by her big sisters, Cara and Natalie.

James 'Grady' Noegel

Logan Alexander Edwards
Joshua and Amy Edwards of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Logan Alexander, born January 21, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Nicholas William Eggers
Jason and Elizabeth Eggers of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas William, born January 18, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. He was welcomed home by big brother, Jason Wayne Eggers, Jr.

Carsen Annaliese Lacombe
Jeffrey and Carla Lacombe of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Carsen Annaliese, born January 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 9:55 a.m., weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 inches long. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Martha Williams and the late Mr. Leo Williams of Ft. Campbell, Ky. and Mr. and Mrs. Leo and Stella Lacombe of Watersville, Maine.

Odds and Ends
VOLANT, Pa. - Archie Glenn's family made sure he was Deere-ly departed.

Odds and Ends
VOLANT, Pa. - Archie Glenn's family made sure he was Deere-ly departed.

Braves feel 14th title is a possibility
ATLANTA - John Smoltz took his turn on the indoor pitching mound at Turner Field, full of energy and optimism on a cold winter day.

Atlanta Braves Spring Training schedule

Braves take a chance on pair of outfielders
ATLANTA - The always optimistic Bobby Cox has a predictably upbeat angle on opening the 2005 season with two new starting outfielders, Raul Mondesi and Brian Jordan, who combined for only eight homers and 38 RBI last year.

Atlanta Braves Spring Training schedule
Date\tOpponent\tTime

Braves feel 14th title is a possibility
ATLANTA - John Smoltz took his turn on the indoor pitching mound at Turner Field, full of energy and optimism on a cold winter day.

Braves feel 14th title is a possibility

Braves take a chance on pair of outfielders
ATLANTA - The always optimistic Bobby Cox has a predictably upbeat angle on opening the 2005 season with two new starting outfielders, Raul Mondesi and Brian Jordan, who combined for only eight homers and 38 RBI last year.

Atlanta Braves Spring Training schedule
Date Opponent Time

Braves take a chance on pair of outfielders

Consumer confidence falls to 16-month low
WASHINGTON - Consumers' confidence has fallen dramatically over the past month, reaching a 16-month low, and economists say the political debate over revamping Social Security probably is a major factor in the decline.

U.S. weekly oil and gas rig count up by 32
HOUSTON - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the United States was up by 32 this week to 1,280.

Contracts help couples reduce pain of divorce

Consumer confidence falls to 16-month low

Contracts help couples reduce pain of divorce
Nothing says "I love you" like a prenup. Prenuptial agreements, those contracts a couple sign before their wedding date that outline who gets what in a divorce, are considered by many as a sign of distrust.

Oil holds around $47 a barrel, demand rising

Pay extra on loan without program
Q: I received an offer in the mail of a way to pay off my mortgage six years faster than it is currently expected to amortize. I have a 5.875 percent loan (fixed rate) with 28 years, five months left to pay it off. The program requires me to pay a $9 monthly fee and a one-time $49 enrollment fee to pay off my loan faster.

Property transfers

Contracts help couples reduce pain of divorce
Nothing says "I love you" like a prenup. Prenuptial agreements, those contracts a couple sign before their wedding date that outline who gets what in a divorce, are considered by many as a sign of distrust.

Female entrepreneurs open businesses to achieve harmony between work, life

Business briefs
GRANTS PASS, ORE. - A man used an Internet chat room to try to set up a mass suicide on Valentine's Day involving more than two dozen women across the United States and Canada, authorities said.

Business calendar

Oil holds around $47 a barrel, demand rising
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures hovered around $47 a barrel Friday on data from the International Energy Agency estimating that global oil usage for this year would rise by about 80,000 barrels daily - primarily on increasing demand from China.

Americans keep busy by remodeling their homes

Airbus seeks room at airports
SEATTLE - It's one thing to build a really big airplane. It's quite another to find a place for it to land.

On the move

Stocks surge; analysts debate market future

Female entrepreneurs open businesses to achieve harmony between work, life
Tricia Hensley had a good job keeping the books at her husband's granite countertop company, but it wasn't her passion.

Business briefs

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Jan. 31-Feb. 3. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Business briefs
GRANTS PASS, ORE. - A man used an Internet chat room to try to set up a mass suicide on Valentine's Day involving more than two dozen women across the United States and Canada, authorities said.

Business calendar
Wednesday: Cost and Price Proposal Preparation; free three-hour seminar by Georgia Tech; a must for anyone preparing responses to government contracting opportunities; 9 a.m. to noon, Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; for more information call Lloyd Watts at (706) 729-2076.

Consumer confidence falls to 16-month low
WASHINGTON - Consumers' confidence has fallen dramatically over the past month, reaching a 16-month low, and economists say the political debate over revamping Social Security probably is a major factor in the decline.

Americans keep busy by remodeling their homes
ORLANDO, Fla. - Americans have become home-improvement junkies.

Stocks surge; analysts debate market future
NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average moved into positive territory for the year Friday as investors piled back into the market. Wall Street finished the week mixed, however, as tech stocks lagged the Dow components.

Female entrepreneurs open businesses to achieve harmony between work, life
Tricia Hensley had a good job keeping the books at her husband's granite countertop company, but it wasn't her passion.

Krispy Kreme CEO: Corporate jet was a 'nutty' perk
PHILADELPHIA - Corporate turnaround-specialist Stephen Cooper has found that top executives at troubled companies don't like to give up their perks.

Business calendar
Wednesday: Cost and Price Proposal Preparation; free three-hour seminar by Georgia Tech; a must for anyone preparing responses to government contracting opportunities; 9 a.m. to noon, Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; for more information call Lloyd Watts at (706) 729-2076.

U.S. weekly oil and gas rig count up by 32
HOUSTON - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the United States was up by 32 this week to 1,280.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Jan. 31-Feb. 3. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Stocks surge; analysts debate market future
NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average moved into positive territory for the year Friday as investors piled back into the market. Wall Street finished the week mixed, however, as tech stocks lagged the Dow components.

On the move
Pete Parker has joined Cummins South as the company's new truck service manager in Augusta. He was previously employed by N.W. White & Co. of Columbia.

U.S. weekly oil and gas rig count up by 32

Americans keep busy by remodeling their homes
ORLANDO, Fla. - Americans have become home-improvement junkies.

Oil holds around $47 a barrel, demand rising
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures hovered around $47 a barrel Friday on data from the International Energy Agency estimating that global oil usage for this year would rise by about 80,000 barrels daily - primarily on increasing demand from China.

On the move
Pete Parker has joined Cummins South as the company's new truck service manager in Augusta. He was previously employed by N.W. White & Co. of Columbia.

Bills add up as water keeps leaking

Bills add up as water keeps leaking
Can you believe that when it rains, people float rubber duckies in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center on Walton Way?

Bills add up as water keeps leaking
Can you believe that when it rains, people float rubber duckies in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center on Walton Way?

Hurricanes upend Tigers
CLEMSON, S.C. - Robert Hite scored 24 points, and Miami shot nearly 68 percent in the second half as the Hurricanes beat Clemson, 83-77 on Saturday.

Homecoming game won't be pushover
As tradition goes, homecoming games are supposed to be easy.

Tuell's transfer not going well at Nova Southeastern
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Tuell's transfer not going well at Nova Southeastern
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Tuell's transfer not going well at Nova Southeastern

Paine pulls out overtime win

Southern Conference roundup

ACC roundup

Homecoming game won't be pushover

Augusta State slips by Francis Marionpeach belt conference

Nuclear peril is global
The Bush administration was right to reject North Korea's crude bid for direct negotiations concerning its nuclear weapons program.

Let's hope caps work

Nuclear peril is global
The Bush administration was right to reject North Korea's crude bid for direct negotiations concerning its nuclear weapons program.

Windfall for elderly

Nuclear peril is global

Windfall for elderly
There are two arguments against targeting senior citizens for property tax exemptions - as is being done in Richmond County for people 65 and older, and in stages over a three-year period for persons 70 and older in Columbia County.

Let's hope caps work
The first step toward alleviating Georgia's medical malpractice liability crisis was taken by the legislature this week. The Senate limited non-economic damages to $250,000 for each defendant, up to a total of $750,000 per incident.

Another pivotal moment
The standard liberal lament when it comes to the values debate is that conservatives shouldn't be able to impose their strict morals on everyone. When push comes to shove, though, liberals are all-too-pleased to force their own values on society.

Windfall for elderly
There are two arguments against targeting senior citizens for property tax exemptions - as is being done in Richmond County for people 65 and older, and in stages over a three-year period for persons 70 and older in Columbia County.

Let's hope caps work
The first step toward alleviating Georgia's medical malpractice liability crisis was taken by the legislature this week. The Senate limited non-economic damages to $250,000 for each defendant, up to a total of $750,000 per incident.

Plea bargains reached in Courtney Love's cases
LOS ANGELES - Singer Courtney Love pleaded no contest Thursday to an assault charge related to an incident at the home of an ex-boyfriend. Later in the day, she pleaded guilty to a drug count stemming from an earlier break-in at the residence.

Plea bargains reached in Courtney Love's cases
LOS ANGELES - Singer Courtney Love pleaded no contest Thursday to an assault charge related to an incident at the home of an ex-boyfriend. Later in the day, she pleaded guilty to a drug count stemming from an earlier break-in at the residence.

Zeta-Jones receives Hasty Pudding crown
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Catherine Zeta-Jones sang a tune Thursday from the musical "Chicago" - with lyrics just for her - in earning her pudding pot and being crowned Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Woman of the Year.

Arthur Miller, playwright, dies at 89
ROXBURY, Conn. - Arthur Miller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose most famous fictional creation, Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman," came to symbolize the American Dream gone awry, has died. He was 89.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Call it a pre-emptive paparazzi strike. Julia Roberts and her husband, cameraman Danny Moder, have released the first photos of their nearly three-month-old twins to People magazine, on newsstands Friday.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Call it a pre-emptive paparazzi strike. Julia Roberts and her husband, cameraman Danny Moder, have released the first photos of their nearly three-month-old twins to People magazine, on newsstands Friday.

Arthur Miller, playwright, dies at 89
ROXBURY, Conn. - Arthur Miller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose most famous fictional creation, Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman," came to symbolize the American Dream gone awry, has died. He was 89.

How to work out money issues in relationships

How to work out money issues in relationships
NEW YORK - For Dax Gonzalez, money management meant collecting his paycheck and spending it on eating out and buying gifts for his friends and family until it was all gone. Then he would wait for his next check and start again.

How to work out money issues in relationships
NEW YORK - For Dax Gonzalez, money management meant collecting his paycheck and spending it on eating out and buying gifts for his friends and family until it was all gone. Then he would wait for his next check and start again.

Think of boomers' spending when buying long-term stocks
When it comes to her dog, Karen Washburn is like a lot of people: Nothing is too good. When she goes out of town on business, Noah snuggles into his own suite at a pet hotel run by PETsMART Inc.

Think of boomers' spending when buying long-term stocks

Think of boomers' spending when buying long-term stocks
When it comes to her dog, Karen Washburn is like a lot of people: Nothing is too good. When she goes out of town on business, Noah snuggles into his own suite at a pet hotel run by PETsMART Inc.

South's diet gives experts bellyache
DECATUR, Ga. - When Becky Cleaveland is out with her girlfriends, they all pick at salads except for the petite Atlanta woman. She tackles "The Hamdog."

South's diet gives experts bellyache
DECATUR, Ga. - When Becky Cleaveland is out with her girlfriends, they all pick at salads except for the petite Atlanta woman. She tackles "The Hamdog."

South's diet gives experts bellyache

Georiga Southern falls to Tech
STATESBORO, Ga. - Jeremy Slayden, Mike Trapani and Jeff Kindel each had home runs to lead Georgia Tech to a 10-6 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday.

Georiga Southern falls to Tech
STATESBORO, Ga. - Jeremy Slayden, Mike Trapani and Jeff Kindel each had home runs to lead Georgia Tech to a 10-6 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday.

Elder's injury was topic of conversation
ATLANTA - B.J. Elder saw the looks and heard the questions. Georgia Tech classmates studied his walk. Fans whispered about him and rolled their eyes.

Elder's injury was topic of conversation
ATLANTA - B.J. Elder saw the looks and heard the questions. Georgia Tech classmates studied his walk. Fans whispered about him and rolled their eyes.

Georiga Southern falls to Tech

Elder's injury was topic of conversation

Lefty in a runaway at Pebble Beach
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Phil Mickelson finally found a situation to tone down his attacking style.

The true good life is here for Dent
The first half century was too eventful for Jim Dent to endorse the notion that life begins at 50. The good life, however, will get you no arguments from him.

Mickelson surges to four-shot lead
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Phil Mickelson looked as if he was headed for a runaway. He had to settle for another record Friday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Wilson leads lead New Zealand Open

Lefty in a runaway at Pebble Beach
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Phil Mickelson finally found a situation to tone down his attacking style.

Mickelson surges to four-shot lead
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Phil Mickelson looked as if he was headed for a runaway. He had to settle for another record Friday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Wilson leads lead New Zealand Open
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - England's Oliver Wilson shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the New Zealand Open.

The true good life is here for Dent
The first half century was too eventful for Jim Dent to endorse the notion that life begins at 50. The good life, however, will get you no arguments from him.

Lefty in a runaway at Pebble Beach

Mickelson surges to four-shot lead

The true good life is here for Dent

Wilson leads lead New Zealand Open
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - England's Oliver Wilson shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the New Zealand Open.

Thomson wears down Glenn Hills, takes title

Bulldogs recover just in time to run by Rebels

Friday's prep basketball scores

Terry saves unbeaten Rebels

Josey, Laney battle again

Josey rolls to region title

Eagles get title to end region skid

Josey seeks region crown

Undefeated Hephzibah is model of consistency

Dunn expects to show Auburn what he's got
The braintrust in the Auburn football offices couldn't believe it. They saw play after play.

Experts say NHL shouldn't play
PIITSBURGH - The NHL would further alienate its diminishing fan base by trying to salvage a season that's ruined beyond repair, and is better off canceling the season as it tries to solve its labor mess, according to some well-known sports economists.

Time may be on your side when you least expect it
I sat for 15 minutes in a doughnut shop drive-through line behind a woman who appeared to spend most of her time leaning out her car window yelling into the speaker box.

Time may be on your side when you least expect it
I sat for 15 minutes in a doughnut shop drive-through line behind a woman who appeared to spend most of her time leaning out her car window yelling into the speaker box.

Men are responsible for wars
As an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction - including the greatest book ever written, the Holy Bible - I've learned that nearly all wars have been started by men. These wars are usually the result of man's evil desires, or a man's hunger for wealth and power, or the desire to satisfy a man's ego.Anne Cook, Augusta

Men are responsible for wars
As an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction - including the greatest book ever written, the Holy Bible - I've learned that nearly all wars have been started by men. These wars are usually the result of man's evil desires, or a man's hunger for wealth and power, or the desire to satisfy a man's ego.Anne Cook, Augusta

Sub teachers can be vulnerable
I could not help but notice the attention that Frederick Jones, the substitute teacher who threatened to kill unruly sixth-graders at Murphey Middle School, has been getting. According to the Feb. 1 Augusta Chronicle ("Stress hospitalizes substitute," 1B) Mr. Jones attempted suicide after seeing his name plastered across the headlines.Brian Baldowski, Augusta

Keep delinquents out of classrooms
Your recent editorial concerning court decisions to provide a choice to pupils - school or jail - appears to meet with your wholehearted approval ("Curbing truancy," Jan. 27).George Jackson, Martinez

Seniors don't imperil schools
Your Jan. 18 editorial "Cult of selfishness" stated one very important truth: "Society - not just parents - has an obligation to educate the young."W. Franklin Boulineau, Hephzibah

Seniors don't imperil schools
Your Jan. 18 editorial "Cult of selfishness" stated one very important truth: "Society - not just parents - has an obligation to educate the young."W. Franklin Boulineau, Hephzibah

Is Bush right on Social Security?
Thank you for the Feb. 5 column by Mark Weisbrot, with the headline "Bias helps Bush push Social Security myth."Bettye Butler, Plum Branch, S.C.

Fix Social Security with payroll tax
I have been thinking about the pending Social Security problem of not being able to provide benefits to future retirees. I have a suggestion for a possible solution to overcome this disaster.John Armando, Augusta

Abortion lacks parental consent
Isn't it contradictory that anyone seeking surgery must sign an "informed consent" form for all procedures except abortion?William C. and Elizabeth Meredith, Augusta

Fix Social Security with payroll tax

'Chronicle' exposs are wonderful
To all you people who say the print media never give us anything but "bad stuff" to read:Andy Chandler, Augusta

Is Bush right on Social Security?
Thank you for the Feb. 5 column by Mark Weisbrot, with the headline "Bias helps Bush push Social Security myth."Bettye Butler, Plum Branch, S.C.

Fix Social Security with payroll tax
I have been thinking about the pending Social Security problem of not being able to provide benefits to future retirees. I have a suggestion for a possible solution to overcome this disaster.John Armando, Augusta

Trust fund runs on circular logic
I can't help but comment on Mark Weisbrot's column Feb. 5, titled "Bias helps Bush push Social Security myth."Terry Bedell, Appling

Clinic is not a 'health center'
When Ginger Sitler describes the call to pray as a "call to arms," she hits it dead on the money, then with her next swing misses not only the board but the whole blamed house ("Letter was just extremist invitation," Feb. 5).Josh Griffing, Augusta

Morehouse singers were great
On behalf of my students, I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the deacon ministry and the members of Tabernacle Baptist Church for inviting us to hear the Morehouse Glee Club perform Jan. 31.Paul A. Harris, Augusta

Trust fund runs on circular logic
I can't help but comment on Mark Weisbrot's column Feb. 5, titled "Bias helps Bush push Social Security myth."Terry Bedell, Appling

Sub teachers can be vulnerable

Morehouse singers were great
On behalf of my students, I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the deacon ministry and the members of Tabernacle Baptist Church for inviting us to hear the Morehouse Glee Club perform Jan. 31.Paul A. Harris, Augusta

Morehouse singers were great

We must declare war on poverty
If any good has come from the tsunami disaster, it is seeing countries reach out in sympathy by providing food, drinking water, health personnel, emergency medical supplies and financial aid. A world divided by ethnic and religious differences has suddenly come together for a common humanitarian cause.Kathy Williams, Evans

Men are responsible for wars

Clinic is not a 'health center'
When Ginger Sitler describes the call to pray as a "call to arms," she hits it dead on the money, then with her next swing misses not only the board but the whole blamed house ("Letter was just extremist invitation," Feb. 5).Josh Griffing, Augusta

Clinic is not a 'health center'

Trust fund runs on circular logic

Sub teachers can be vulnerable
I could not help but notice the attention that Frederick Jones, the substitute teacher who threatened to kill unruly sixth-graders at Murphey Middle School, has been getting. According to the Feb. 1 Augusta Chronicle ("Stress hospitalizes substitute," 1B) Mr. Jones attempted suicide after seeing his name plastered across the headlines.Brian Baldowski, Augusta

Seniors don't imperil schools

We must declare war on poverty

We must declare war on poverty
If any good has come from the tsunami disaster, it is seeing countries reach out in sympathy by providing food, drinking water, health personnel, emergency medical supplies and financial aid. A world divided by ethnic and religious differences has suddenly come together for a common humanitarian cause.Kathy Williams, Evans

Is Bush right on Social Security?

Eminent domain is being fought
I was astounded to read the editorial in The Chronicle concerning Georgia Senate Bill 5 ("Stop unfair seizures," Feb. 4), which would encourage local developers to request local governments to use the power of eminent domain to seize private property for commercial development projects. This move even compounds this violation of the Constitution by permitting the concealment of such actions.Joseph M. Weaver, Graniteville, S.C.

Applaud conscientious objectors
A recent news article described a brave, patriotic Army soldier, Sgt. Kevin Benderman, who applied for a discharge as a conscientious objector after 10 years of military service, including 15 months in Iraq. Sgt. Benderman made his decision after witnessing the inhumane, unjustified carnage in Iraq. I applaud Sgt. Benderman's decision because I, too, am a conscientious objector.The Rev. Paul L. Cook, Augusta

Travel briefs

Poker with 'Money' - not your average game

New orchestra hall would change Atlanta's skyline

Dancers find mate waiting in wings

Black divas have left mark on fashion

Gesture to widower should start with note

Finding life in ancient ruins of Coba and Tulum

Detroit museums take visitors on black-history journey

Toy companies expand into home decor

Cutters give diamonds an 'extreme makeover'

Ask the Carey Brothers

Celebrities are stealing some of fashion's flashbulbs

Weigh alternatives when choosing energy sources

Include universal design in remodeling plans

Some turn to the Internet for a love connection

Gesture to widower should start with note
Dear Carson: We have known our neighbors, Max and Linda, for a year. They have both been sick since we moved here. Just a day ago, Linda died. We don't know them well and they are 30 years older than we are. However, they are nice people. We would like to do something for Max, but want to be careful what we do, so as not to offend him. Also, when do funerals usually happen after someone dies? Is there a polite way to ask about the service? - Young But Caring

New orchestra hall would change Atlanta's skyline
ATLANTA - An 18-story structure with moveable wings fashioned like an angel would make the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's new hall a heavenly standout among the boxy skyscrapers that make up Atlanta's skyline.

Weigh alternatives when choosing energy sources
With so many reality shows on television, it might be easy to start believing everything you watch. I recently saw a reminder that a lot of TV is still fiction, and it's important to keep the differences straight.

Celebrities are stealing some of fashion's flashbulbs
NEW YORK - Fashion designers love it when celebrities wear their clothes on the red carpet - and celebrities love getting fabulous outfits from the designers.

Gesture to widower should start with note
Dear Carson: We have known our neighbors, Max and Linda, for a year. They have both been sick since we moved here. Just a day ago, Linda died. We don't know them well and they are 30 years older than we are. However, they are nice people. We would like to do something for Max, but want to be careful what we do, so as not to offend him. Also, when do funerals usually happen after someone dies? Is there a polite way to ask about the service? - Young But Caring

Cutters give diamonds an 'extreme makeover'
NEW YORK - All diamonds start out the same - as colorless crystalized carbon. What's done to make them bright, brilliant, desirable and valuable, though, is as varied as the people who wear them.

Finding life in ancient ruins of Coba and Tulum
CANCUN, Mexico - Most people know Cancun as a beach resort and spring break destination. But if you're an adventurous traveler looking to channel your inner Indiana Jones, there are also ancient Mayan ruins ruins to be explored within a short drive of the beach.

Poker with 'Money' - not your average game
NEW YORK - I have stared directly into the Oakleys, and lived to tell the tale.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: A dirt odor comes through the furnace vents. I was told to put bright lights in the area and that doing so would kill fungi that are causing the smell. Please offer suggestions; lights sound a bit far-fetched. Also, there is lime growing between our vinyl flooring and the cement making the flooring lumpy. What is the procedure to prevent this from happening again? -- Doris

Travel briefs
DUBLIN, Ireland - Movie fans care about the Oscars. Backpackers care about the Hoscars

Black divas have left mark on fashion
Their beetle-be-de-boo-baa cadence kept our toes tapping. Their lullabies soothed heartaches and made us want to check a brother who had done us wrong. Their uprightness convicted, oftentimes bringing us to our knees in prayer. Their desire to reach the pinnacle of love left us aghast and yearning for just one more note.

Finding life in ancient ruins of Coba and Tulum
CANCUN, Mexico - Most people know Cancun as a beach resort and spring break destination. But if you're an adventurous traveler looking to channel your inner Indiana Jones, there are also ancient Mayan ruins ruins to be explored within a short drive of the beach.

Cutters give diamonds an 'extreme makeover'
NEW YORK - All diamonds start out the same - as colorless crystalized carbon. What's done to make them bright, brilliant, desirable and valuable, though, is as varied as the people who wear them.

Some turn to the Internet for a love connection
Online dating has its share of nightmarish stories. Men who are married pretend to be single. Women post pictures that are 5 years old, and everyone glosses over his or her dark secrets. Yet hope springs eternal in a technological universe inhabited by 14 million Americans, and many couples do find each other and get hitched.

Travel briefs
DUBLIN, Ireland - Movie fans care about the Oscars. Backpackers care about the Hoscars

Weigh alternatives when choosing energy sources
With so many reality shows on television, it might be easy to start believing everything you watch. I recently saw a reminder that a lot of TV is still fiction, and it's important to keep the differences straight.

Some turn to the Internet for a love connection
Online dating has its share of nightmarish stories. Men who are married pretend to be single. Women post pictures that are 5 years old, and everyone glosses over his or her dark secrets. Yet hope springs eternal in a technological universe inhabited by 14 million Americans, and many couples do find each other and get hitched.

Include universal design in remodeling plans
With the U.S. population graying, why are so many homes so unfriendly to older homeowners?

Include universal design in remodeling plans
With the U.S. population graying, why are so many homes so unfriendly to older homeowners?

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: A dirt odor comes through the furnace vents. I was told to put bright lights in the area and that doing so would kill fungi that are causing the smell. Please offer suggestions; lights sound a bit far-fetched. Also, there is lime growing between our vinyl flooring and the cement making the flooring lumpy. What is the procedure to prevent this from happening again? -- Doris

Toy companies expand into home decor
NEW YORK - It's a child's dream - bedroom decor just like a Bratz doll's. A bed in the shape of a Hot Wheels car. Or a chair shaped like a Tonka truck.

Toy companies expand into home decor
NEW YORK - It's a child's dream - bedroom decor just like a Bratz doll's. A bed in the shape of a Hot Wheels car. Or a chair shaped like a Tonka truck.

Detroit museums take visitors on black-history journey
DETROIT - The slave fortress is dimly lighted with lanterns, and the white brick walls are stained with mildew. There's nothing here but iron bars and shackles.

New orchestra hall would change Atlanta's skyline
ATLANTA - An 18-story structure with moveable wings fashioned like an angel would make the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's new hall a heavenly standout among the boxy skyscrapers that make up Atlanta's skyline.

Dancers find mate waiting in wings
For Eddie Forehand and Christy Whitesell, married less than a year, and Rider Vierling and Kristy Tancred, married almost two, professional success means leaving domestic demands at home.

Detroit museums take visitors on black-history journey
DETROIT - The slave fortress is dimly lighted with lanterns, and the white brick walls are stained with mildew. There's nothing here but iron bars and shackles.

Couple settle on first house they inspected
When Kristen and Keith Fincher moved to Georgia from Washington, D.C., they looked at 20 houses in the four days they had to spare. In the end, they settled on the first one they looked at: an 8-year-old house in Hunters Ridge subdivision at the Richmond County/Columbia County line.

Black divas have left mark on fashion
Their beetle-be-de-boo-baa cadence kept our toes tapping. Their lullabies soothed heartaches and made us want to check a brother who had done us wrong. Their uprightness convicted, oftentimes bringing us to our knees in prayer. Their desire to reach the pinnacle of love left us aghast and yearning for just one more note.

Celebrities are stealing some of fashion's flashbulbs
NEW YORK - Fashion designers love it when celebrities wear their clothes on the red carpet - and celebrities love getting fabulous outfits from the designers.

Dancers find mate waiting in wings
For Eddie Forehand and Christy Whitesell, married less than a year, and Rider Vierling and Kristy Tancred, married almost two, professional success means leaving domestic demands at home.

Poker with 'Money' - not your average game
NEW YORK - I have stared directly into the Oakleys, and lived to tell the tale.

Augusta finds way by goalie
Tyler MacKay's luck had to run out eventually. The goaltender won his first three games with the Everblades with a 2.22 goals against average after getting traded from Atlantic City.

Augusta finds way by goalie
Tyler MacKay's luck had to run out eventually. The goaltender won his first three games with the Everblades with a 2.22 goals against average after getting traded from Atlantic City.

Augusta finds way by goalie

GOP sees tort reform bill fail

Singer charms Paine crowd
Yes, even Paine College President Shirley Lewis was a little star-struck to have Mary Wilson of the Supremes on campus for the college's 123rd Founders' Day.

Money will help fix aging barracks
Fort Gordon will receive more than $2 million as part of an Army program to fix serious deficiencies in 95 aging barracks nationwide, officials said Friday.

Singer charms Paine crowd

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL - Racist graffiti spray-painted on the black police chief's car has some black leaders upset that Jim Crow-era scare tactics are alive in 2005.

Woman says her mother tried to give away cats
Darci Beausoleil says she wants people to know one thing about her mother, Denise Beausoleil, who authorities say was keeping 92 cats inside her Martinez home.

Singers give inspirational concert for detained teens
For the teenage boys at the Augusta Youth Development Center, an hour performance Saturday by a local youth group was an escape.

New insurance lets city employees use University
After eight years of separation, Augusta city workers can once again use University Hospital as a preferred provider under new health insurance, officials announced Friday.

Perdue's plan for health care causes concern
McDONOUGH, Ga. - Because her husband's construction job doesn't provide insurance and she's a housewife, Dominique Miller is glad PeachCare for Kids has provided health care for her two young sons.

Cuts worry some families

Oxygen tank, scooter become office supplies for Norwood
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood hasn't visited his constituents in northeast Georgia since June, and those who stop into his Washington office are greeted by a sign requiring them to sanitize their hands.

Salvage operation was difficult task

Child support measure starts heated debate

Across the area
A Jeep and other items were stolen after a person used a garage-door opener to gain access to a garage Thursday night, sheriff's reports said.

Across Georgia

Kid of the Day
Lana Marie Jiles is today's Kid of the Day.

History helps explain segregation in churches

City rules out seizure of land
The city's plan to turn around the drug-infested Dover, Lyman and Miles streets residential area off U.S. Highway 1 in south Augusta by legally seizing and redeveloping it has taken a slight detour.

City rules out seizure of land
The city's plan to turn around the drug-infested Dover, Lyman and Miles streets residential area off U.S. Highway 1 in south Augusta by legally seizing and redeveloping it has taken a slight detour.

Money will help fix aging barracks

GOP sees tort reform bill fail
ATLANTA - Republicans saw one of their top legislative priorities for 2005 stall at the Capitol last week when a bill reforming medical malpractice lawsuits showed Georgia's new majority party isn't immune to internal rifts.

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - A man's rambling statement in court led to his attorney retracting a guilty plea he made Friday for attacking a fourth-grade pupil with a hammer at a Gwinnett County elementary school three years ago.

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - A man's rambling statement in court led to his attorney retracting a guilty plea he made Friday for attacking a fourth-grade pupil with a hammer at a Gwinnett County elementary school three years ago.

Kid of the Day
Lana Marie Jiles is today's Kid of the Day.

Happy to be home
Spc. Ken Ellis smiles at his 7-month-old son, Isaiah, during the 67th Signal Battalion's welcome home ceremony.

Across Georgia

Policy alters water service

Across the area

Across South Carolina

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Intruder is sought in toddler's slaying

Fighting the 'veil of secrecy'
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Protesters who watched three of their own gunned down by state troopers during a rally on the outskirts of South Carolina State University in February 1968 hoped the deaths of the three black students would echo throughout the history of the civil rights movement.

Singers give inspirational concert for detained teens

Across Georgia
CONYERS - A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a man wanted by the FBI in the strangling of his girlfriend.

An expert look at race and the church

'Chronicle' seeks input on bridging divide
In January 2004, The Augusta Chronicle began a series on race relations by asking readers to share their thoughts about the issue. Fourteen months later, the newspaper is again asking for help.

Intruder is sought in toddler's slaying
FOREST PARK, Ga. - Investigators still do not know who fired the shot that killed a 2-year-old boy, Clayton County police said Saturday.

Kid of the day
Today's Kid of the Day is Stephanie Mills of Hephzibah.

Salvage operation was difficult task
GRANITEVILLE - The twisted metal accordion pile that marked the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192 was stark testimony to the brute power that breached a chlorine-laden tank car Jan. 6 and killed nine people.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Appraiser's pledge denied land interest
Just two days before his wife purchased a 98-acre tract of land on the border of Richmond and Burke counties, Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission member Ashby Krouse pledged in writing that he had "no financial interest" whatsoever in its value, an investigation by The Augusta Chronicle has found.

As society integrates, most churches stay separate
When Gary Rose enrolled at Georgia Tech in the 1980s, the black engineering student joined a choir at the Baptist Student Union on campus. The singers were thrilled because he helped them pick up the black gospel style.

As society integrates, most churches stay separate

History helps explain segregation in churches
When he immigrated to the United States some 30 years ago from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Noel Makidi was surprised when he saw that churches were either black or white.

Appraiser's pledge denied land interest

Policy alters water service
BELVEDERE - Montez Van Zant knows the stigma that brands someone living in a humble mobile home like hers.

Perdue's plan for health care causes concern

Where we live
In an unassuming back room of Dunlap Studio & Gallery, art is being made.

Two plead guilty to 2003 shooting death
Two young Augusta men admitted Friday they were involved in the 2003 slaying of a man falsely accused of working for narcotics agents.

Board debates tattling reward
Richmond County pupils could get cash for tattling on classmates with weapons or drugs under a controversial plan being studied by the school board.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a woman who set a pile of her ex-boyfriend's belongings on fire outside her home early Friday morning, records show.

Child support measure starts heated debate
ATLANTA - Paul Craven realized he wouldn't be moving into a mansion when he married his second wife. With three children from two prior relationships, the 32-year-old Effingham County resident knew child support payments were draining his bank account.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A group made up mostly of male teenagers has been arrested after police say they targeted suspected drug dealers and users and beat them up.

Fighting the 'veil of secrecy'
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Protesters who watched three of their own gunned down by state troopers during a rally on the outskirts of South Carolina State University in February 1968 hoped the deaths of the three black students would echo throughout the history of the civil rights movement.

Across the area

Across the area
A Jeep and other items were stolen after a person used a garage-door opener to gain access to a garage Thursday night, sheriff's reports said.

Fighting the 'veil of secrecy'

Across Georgia
CONYERS - A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a man wanted by the FBI in the strangling of his girlfriend.

Kid of the day

Perdue's plan for health care causes concern
McDONOUGH, Ga. - Because her husband's construction job doesn't provide insurance and she's a housewife, Dominique Miller is glad PeachCare for Kids has provided health care for her two young sons.

Board debates tattling reward

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL - Racist graffiti spray-painted on the black police chief's car has some black leaders upset that Jim Crow-era scare tactics are alive in 2005.

Where we live

Singers give inspirational concert for detained teens
For the teenage boys at the Augusta Youth Development Center, an hour performance Saturday by a local youth group was an escape.

Oxygen tank, scooter become office supplies for Norwood

Intruder is sought in toddler's slaying
FOREST PARK, Ga. - Investigators still do not know who fired the shot that killed a 2-year-old boy, Clayton County police said Saturday.

Woman says her mother tried to give away cats

Appraiser's pledge denied land interest
Just two days before his wife purchased a 98-acre tract of land on the border of Richmond and Burke counties, Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission member Ashby Krouse pledged in writing that he had "no financial interest" whatsoever in its value, an investigation by The Augusta Chronicle has found.

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Where we live
In an unassuming back room of Dunlap Studio & Gallery, art is being made.

Salvage operation was difficult task
GRANITEVILLE - The twisted metal accordion pile that marked the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192 was stark testimony to the brute power that breached a chlorine-laden tank car Jan. 6 and killed nine people.

An expert look at race and the church
Dr. Michael O. Emerson, a professor of sociology, became director of the Du Bois Center for the Advanced Study of Religion and Race at the University of Notre Dame last year. The following question-and-answer series is excerpted from earlier interviews on race and the church

Officials to study land use near post
Area officials will soon ask for the public's input into a study conducted with Fort Gordon to determine how best to plan development around the post in the future.

Kid of the day
Today's Kid of the Day is Stephanie Mills of Hephzibah.

GOP sees tort reform bill fail
ATLANTA - Republicans saw one of their top legislative priorities for 2005 stall at the Capitol last week when a bill reforming medical malpractice lawsuits showed Georgia's new majority party isn't immune to internal rifts.

As society integrates, most churches stay separate
When Gary Rose enrolled at Georgia Tech in the 1980s, the black engineering student joined a choir at the Baptist Student Union on campus. The singers were thrilled because he helped them pick up the black gospel style.

Cuts worry some families
First Sgt. Steven Acevedo thinks about the time he was deployed overseas and his son had a mental health crisis and disappeared. Though his son has since gotten much better, 1st Sgt. Acevedo worries what will happen the next time he's deployed and he's also responsible for more than 200 soldiers.

History helps explain segregation in churches
When he immigrated to the United States some 30 years ago from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Noel Makidi was surprised when he saw that churches were either black or white.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a woman who set a pile of her ex-boyfriend's belongings on fire outside her home early Friday morning, records show.

Policy alters water service
BELVEDERE - Montez Van Zant knows the stigma that brands someone living in a humble mobile home like hers.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Board debates tattling reward
Richmond County pupils could get cash for tattling on classmates with weapons or drugs under a controversial plan being studied by the school board.

Happy to be home
Spc. Ken Ellis smiles at his 7-month-old son, Isaiah, during the 67th Signal Battalion's welcome home ceremony.

Child support measure starts heated debate
ATLANTA - Paul Craven realized he wouldn't be moving into a mansion when he married his second wife. With three children from two prior relationships, the 32-year-old Effingham County resident knew child support payments were draining his bank account.

News you can use
Events for this week include:

Cuts worry some families
First Sgt. Steven Acevedo thinks about the time he was deployed overseas and his son had a mental health crisis and disappeared. Though his son has since gotten much better, 1st Sgt. Acevedo worries what will happen the next time he's deployed and he's also responsible for more than 200 soldiers.

Kid of the Day

Woman says her mother tried to give away cats
Darci Beausoleil says she wants people to know one thing about her mother, Denise Beausoleil, who authorities say was keeping 92 cats inside her Martinez home.

Happy to be home

Singer charms Paine crowd
Yes, even Paine College President Shirley Lewis was a little star-struck to have Mary Wilson of the Supremes on campus for the college's 123rd Founders' Day.

News you can use

Schrenko gives innocent plea
ATLANTA - Former state Schools Superintendent Linda Schrenko on Friday once again entered a not guilty plea in a federal court in response to charges that she embezzled more than $600,000 in education money while in office.

Officials to study land use near post

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

City rules out seizure of land

New insurance lets city employees use University
After eight years of separation, Augusta city workers can once again use University Hospital as a preferred provider under new health insurance, officials announced Friday.

New insurance lets city employees use University

Officials to study land use near post
Area officials will soon ask for the public's input into a study conducted with Fort Gordon to determine how best to plan development around the post in the future.

News you can use
There are hundreds of churches in the Augusta area and only 52 Sundays in a year. As you visit congregations, here are some ideas to shorten the search for your spiritual home.

Money will help fix aging barracks
Fort Gordon will receive more than $2 million as part of an Army program to fix serious deficiencies in 95 aging barracks nationwide, officials said Friday.

An expert look at race and the church
Dr. Michael O. Emerson, a professor of sociology, became director of the Du Bois Center for the Advanced Study of Religion and Race at the University of Notre Dame last year. The following question-and-answer series is excerpted from earlier interviews on race and the church

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Billboard magazine including downloads in charts

Grammy system to sport changes

Billboard magazine including downloads in charts
NEW YORK - The Hot 100 is going digital.For the first time, Billboard magazine will include songs sold by download in its weekly calculation of the nation's top hits. The change reflects the booming popularity of digital music players like Apple's iPod, which has accounted for dramatic increases in download sales.

Grammy system to sport changes
Mention the Grammy Awards and, inevitably, someone will bring up Milli Vanilli.

Grammy system to sport changes
Mention the Grammy Awards and, inevitably, someone will bring up Milli Vanilli.

Billboard magazine including downloads in charts
NEW YORK - The Hot 100 is going digital.For the first time, Billboard magazine will include songs sold by download in its weekly calculation of the nation's top hits. The change reflects the booming popularity of digital music players like Apple's iPod, which has accounted for dramatic increases in download sales.

Qualifying takes a back seat
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Unlike seasons past, there is little drama in pole qualifying for the Daytona 500.

Qualifying takes a back seat

Event marred by accidents

Qualifying takes a back seat
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Unlike seasons past, there is little drama in pole qualifying for the Daytona 500.

Shootout kicks off a new season
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The winner of tonight's Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway will earn $211,500.

Event marred by accidents
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona International Speedway allotted three hours for Saturday night's Advance Discount Auto Parts 200 for the ARCA Re/Max Series cars.

Event marred by accidents
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona International Speedway allotted three hours for Saturday night's Advance Discount Auto Parts 200 for the ARCA Re/Max Series cars.

Shootout kicks off a new season

Shootout kicks off a new season
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The winner of tonight's Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway will earn $211,500.

Jazz: Malone to announce retirement Sunday
SALT LAKE CITY - Karl Malone is retiring, ending a career in which he became one of the NBA's greatest power forwards and was No. 2 on the league's all-time scoring list.

Jazz: Malone to announce retirement Sunday
SALT LAKE CITY - Karl Malone is retiring, ending a career in which he became one of the NBA's greatest power forwards and was No. 2 on the league's all-time scoring list.

Hawks activate Smith from injured list
MILWAUKEE - The Atlanta Hawks activated rookie Josh Smith from the injured list before Saturday night's game at Milwaukee, general manager Billy Knight said.

Jazz: Malone to announce retirement Sunday

Paine pulls out overtime win
Paine coach Ron Spry wants Daniel Lomax to become more assertive on offense. At times, that can be a difficult task.

ACC roundup
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Justin Gray scored 20 points, and Eric Williams had 15 points and a career-high 14 rebounds as No. 6 Wake Forest avenged a heartbreaking loss earlier in the season by routing Florida State, 87-48 on Saturday.

Southern Conference roundup
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Logan Kosmalski, Ian Johnson and Brendan Winters each scored 19 points Saturday to lift Davidson past Georgia Southern 92-87, giving the Wildcats the Southern Conference's South Division title.

Bethune-Cookman hammers Savannah State
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Antonio Webb scored 24 points to help Bethune-Cookman defeat Savannah State 78-69 on Friday night, bringing the Tigers within one loss of becoming the second winless Division I team in the last 50 years.

Augusta State slips by Francis Marionpeach belt conference
FLORENCE, S.C. -- Jason Mills scored 15 points, and Cameron Tovey and Tyrekus Bowman had double-doubles as Augusta State evened its Peach Belt Conference record with a 66-52 victory over Francis Marion.

Paine pulls out overtime win
Paine coach Ron Spry wants Daniel Lomax to become more assertive on offense. At times, that can be a difficult task.

Lions beat up on Koalas
As it turned out, it was actually tougher scheduling Columbia College for a college basketball game than playing it.

Southern Conference roundup
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Logan Kosmalski, Ian Johnson and Brendan Winters each scored 19 points Saturday to lift Davidson past Georgia Southern 92-87, giving the Wildcats the Southern Conference's South Division title.

SEC roundup
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Chuck Hayes and Patrick Sparks each scored 14 points, and No. 5 Kentucky held off a late run by undermanned Georgia for a 60-51 victory on Saturday.

ACC roundup
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Justin Gray scored 20 points, and Eric Williams had 15 points and a career-high 14 rebounds as No. 6 Wake Forest avenged a heartbreaking loss earlier in the season by routing Florida State, 87-48 on Saturday.

Homecoming game won't be pushover
As tradition goes, homecoming games are supposed to be easy.

Augusta State slips by Francis Marionpeach belt conference
FLORENCE, S.C. -- Jason Mills scored 15 points, and Cameron Tovey and Tyrekus Bowman had double-doubles as Augusta State evened its Peach Belt Conference record with a 66-52 victory over Francis Marion.

Homecoming game won't be pushover
As tradition goes, homecoming games are supposed to be easy.

Fields returns to Pro Bowl after cancer battle

Aikman: Pro Bowl needs an overhaul

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Mr. Johnnie Brown    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mr. Bryce J. Gordon    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Anna B. Nease    (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)
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Mr. Wm. Harold Widener    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Benton T. Rackley, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. James McDaniel    (MODOC, S.C.)
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Mr. John Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Jane Martin Brown    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Buddy Blackwood    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Lois Bates    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Bryce J. Gordon    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Louise Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dorothy V. Seago    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Lee Byars    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Anna B. Nease    (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)

Mrs. Emmer Lee Cooper    (KITE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Clara Bales Gilbride    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ella Lassiter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John L. Casella    (PETERSBURG, Fla.)
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Ms. Barbara Koffel    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John L. DuTeau    (OCALA, Fla.)
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Mr. David H. Johnson, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Garrett    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mr. David H. Johnson, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Barbara L. Linthicum    (LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Edward Hawkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Roosevelt Riley, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Daisy Harmon    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Landry Peyton Steptoe    (SOPERTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Joel Felipe Fabian Mata    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bentley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Rosie B. Downs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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James Edward (Smokey) Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey Donaldson    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Hannah S. Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Peter Cordova    (PUEBLO, Colo.)
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Mr. John L. DuTeau    (OCALA, Fla.)

Mrs. Falinda Cofer Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert "Rick" Riccardo    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Chandler    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. James J. Smith    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Hannah S. Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Peakie Pearl Cotter    (GREAT NECK LONG ISLAND, N.Y.)
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Mr. Carlethian Butler    (TRENTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Annie Anderson    (OCONEE, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Bush    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Jonathan B. Barrs    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Paul E. Brozekat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Daisy Ashley Newsome    (TRENTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lois Bates    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mr. Buddy Blackwood    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mr. Jonathan B. Barrs    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Hannah S. Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Blanche Atkins    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mrs. Falinda Cofer Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Annie Anderson    (OCONEE, Ga.)
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Mr. Wendell Duffey    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mr. William O. 'Bill" James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Joel Felipe Fabian Mata    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert "Rick" Riccardo    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. LeRoy Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert "Billy" Baston    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. David H. Johnson, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Roosevelt Riley, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Rosa Lee Byars    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Miss Marian Rose Sheahan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Kaila Alyn Maish    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Evelyn M. Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Arthur Reid    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Pete Scully Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Dorothy V. Seago    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. James Simmons    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. James J. Smith    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Wade Spencer    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Geraldine H. Strang    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
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Mrs. Geraldine H. Strang    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
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Mr. Henry Wickersham    (ATHENS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Elma B. Wortham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert "Rick" Riccardo    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Elizabeth Yergason    (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)
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Mr. William O. 'Bill" James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Peakie Pearl Cotter    (GREAT NECK LONG ISLAND, N.Y.)

Mr. H. Alan Collins    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Roosevelt Riley, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Brown    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. John H. Perdue    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John L. Casella    (PETERSBURG, Fla.)

Mr. James Powell    (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Wendell Duffey    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Benton T. Rackley, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Garrett    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara L. Linthicum    (LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Wm. Harold Widener    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Carlethian Butler    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bentley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Falinda Cofer Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Landry Peyton Steptoe    (SOPERTON, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey Donaldson    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Silbert    (NEWBURGH, N.Y.)

Mr. Joel Felipe Fabian Mata    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Riley, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Hawkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Lassiter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. LeRoy Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Bush    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Chandler    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn M. Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Peter Cordova    (PUEBLO, Colo.)

Mr. Pete Scully Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosie B. Downs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Daisy Harmon    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Wade Spencer    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. David H. Johnson, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine H. Strang    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Emmer Lee Cooper    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Yergason    (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Louise Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert "Billy" Baston    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Newsome    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William O. 'Bill" James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William S. McEliece    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William O. 'Bill" James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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James Edward (Smokey) Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Tonya Renee Allen    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Jane Martin Brown    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Miss Marian Rose Sheahan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul E. Brozekat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ealin Jones    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ella Lassiter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey Donaldson (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Roosevelt Riley, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James J. Smith (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. William O. 'Bill" James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

James Edward (Smokey) Norman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn M. Scott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Landry Peyton Steptoe (SOPERTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Emmer Lee Cooper (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara L. Linthicum (LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Wade Spencer (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. John L. DuTeau (OCALA, Fla.)

Mrs. Rosie B. Downs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Riley, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Marian Rose Sheahan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine H. Strang (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. William S. McEliece (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wendell Duffey (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. James Powell (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Benton T. Rackley, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Yergason (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Buddy Blackwood (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Hawkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bentley (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Carlethian Butler (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy V. Seago (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Lee Byars (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Silbert (NEWBURGH, N.Y.)

Mrs. Geraldine H. Strang (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. William O. 'Bill" James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul E. Brozekat (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. LeRoy Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jonathan B. Barrs (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Brown (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Chandler (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John L. Casella (PETERSBURG, Fla.)

Mrs. Anna B. Nease (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)

Mr. Wm. Harold Widener (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn Newsome (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Falinda Cofer Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John H. Perdue (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert "Rick" Riccardo (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. David H. Johnson, Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Falinda Cofer Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Peter Cordova (PUEBLO, Colo.)

Mrs. Lois Bates (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Tonya Renee Allen (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Joel Felipe Fabian Mata (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Peakie Pearl Cotter (GREAT NECK LONG ISLAND, N.Y.)

Mrs. Carrie Louise Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Anderson (OCONEE, Ga.)

Mr. Pete Scully Riley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Hannah S. Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Daisy Harmon (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Garrett (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Bush (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Bryce J. Gordon (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Martin Brown (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. H. Alan Collins (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Clara Bales Gilbride (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. David H. Johnson, Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert "Billy" Baston (HARLEM, Ga.)

Oscar statuette arrives in L.A.
United Airlines pilot Alex Alvarado holds an Oscar statuette out the window of the airplane after arriving from Chicago, at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Feb. 11, 2005.

Overtime

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Area sports announcements

Overtime
No. 12 Augusta State scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth, then got another run in the bottom of the 10th to stun No. 9 Columbus State, 12-11 in the Peach Belt Conference opener for both teams.

Overtime
All five Augusta State Univer¤sity players finished at par-or-better for the tournament as the 12th-ranked Jaguars finished sixth in the Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Community pitches in to help teams at Laney
Velshonya Jackson didn't think too many people cared about the soccer programs at Laney High School.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Ali gets TKO to retain her title
ATLANTA - Laila Ali retained her WIBA super middleweight championship title with an eighth-round technical knockout of Cassandra Geiggar Friday night.

Overtime
All five Augusta State University players finished at par-or-better for the tournament as the 12th-ranked Jaguars finished sixth in the Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Overtime
No. 12 Augusta State scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth, then got another run in the bottom of the 10th to stun No. 9 Columbus State, 12-11 in the Peach Belt Conference opener for both teams.

Outdoors calendar

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

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

Permits will go to fortunate
250 additional hunting and fishing permits will become available in March. Application letters will be accepted from March 1 through March 15. Applicants will be chosen at random.

Permits will go to fortunate
250 additional hunting and fishing permits will become available in March. Application letters will be accepted from March 1 through March 15. Applicants will be chosen at random.

Oxygen tank, scooter become office supplies for Norwood
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood hasn't visited his constituents in northeast Georgia since June, and those who stop into his Washington office are greeted by a sign requiring them to sanitize their hands.

Razorbacks rebound for consolation game title
WAYNESBORO, Ga.- Cross Creek coach Kim Schlein wondered how her team would respond Saturday after a close loss Friday to Burke County.

Terry saves unbeaten Rebels
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - You might have felt a tremor at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday .

Terry saves unbeaten Rebels
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - You might have felt a tremor at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday .

Harden, Bears earn title shot
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Shakara Harden would speak and stop. She'd grab her shirt to dry her eyes. Every few words, more tears would streak her face.

Undefeated Hephzibah is model of consistency
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Hephzibah basketball is like an old rerun. Rebels coach Wendell Lofton doesn't mind old Westerns. He can watch Gunsmoke or anything with Clint Eastwood.

Thomson wears down Glenn Hills, takes title
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - The odds were stacked against Glenn Hills on Saturday night in the Region 3-AAA championship game.

Keller, Spartans strong in victory
The road back to the state championship game just got a lot tougher for Butler.

Bulldogs recover just in time to run by Rebels
WAYNSESBORO, Ga. - Butler still has questions. Last year's runner-up in Class AAAA continues to be both talented and inconsistent.

Friday's prep basketball scores
Here are high school basketball scores from Friday:

Bulldogs recover just in time to run by Rebels
WAYNSESBORO, Ga. - Butler still has questions. Last year's runner-up in Class AAAA continues to be both talented and inconsistent.

Josey seeks region crown
Josey boys coach Sam Lilly said he's figured out what he wants today for his 40th birthday: The Region 7-AA title.

Josey rolls to region title
Josey's girls basketball team felt confident coming into Friday night's Region 7-AA championship game against Laney because they had survived two very intense battles against the Lady Wildcats this year.

Josey, Laney battle again
Typo or prophecy? That's to be determined at this evening's Region 7-AA girls final.

Eagles get title to end region skid
Josey head coach Sam Lilly felt nervous coming into Saturday night's Region 7-AA championship matchup. He did not know if it was the game or his 40th birthday that made him feel this way.

Josey seeks region crown
Josey boys coach Sam Lilly said he's figured out what he wants today for his 40th birthday: The Region 7-AA title.

Late flurry puts 'Dogs in the final
The opening tip of the Hephzibah-Thomson game saw eight players sprawled across the floor lunging for a loose ball.

Eagles get title to end region skid
Josey head coach Sam Lilly felt nervous coming into Saturday night's Region 7-AA championship matchup. He did not know if it was the game or his 40th birthday that made him feel this way.

Josey, Laney battle again
Typo or prophecy? That's to be determined at this evening's Region 7-AA girls final.

Thomson wears down Glenn Hills, takes title
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - The odds were stacked against Glenn Hills on Saturday night in the Region 3-AAA championship game.

Undefeated Hephzibah is model of consistency
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Hephzibah basketball is like an old rerun. Rebels coach Wendell Lofton doesn't mind old Westerns. He can watch Gunsmoke or anything with Clint Eastwood.

Friday's prep basketball scores
Here are high school basketball scores from Friday:

Josey rolls to region title
Josey's girls basketball team felt confident coming into Friday night's Region 7-AA championship game against Laney because they had survived two very intense battles against the Lady Wildcats this year.

Fields returns to Pro Bowl after cancer battle
KAPOLEI, Hawaii - Whether Mark Fields was chasing down Torry Holt and Ahman Green in practice or just lounging with his NFC teammates, the Carolina Panthers linebacker has worn a smile all week.

Aikman: Pro Bowl needs an overhaul
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, now an NFL analyst on Fox television, advocates doing away with the Pro Bowl game and turning the all-star event into a skills competition because the players don't want to risk injury by suiting up and enduring more contact.

Aikman: Pro Bowl needs an overhaul
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, now an NFL analyst on Fox television, advocates doing away with the Pro Bowl game and turning the all-star event into a skills competition because the players don't want to risk injury by suiting up and enduring more contact.

Fields returns to Pro Bowl after cancer battle
KAPOLEI, Hawaii - Whether Mark Fields was chasing down Torry Holt and Ahman Green in practice or just lounging with his NFC teammates, the Carolina Panthers linebacker has worn a smile all week.

Store owner tries to reclaim religious aspect of Kabbalah
PITTSBURGH - For centuries, a strand of red string worn around the left wrist has, to some Jews, signified their link to Kabbalah - the Jewish mystical tradition that was once the realm of scholars.

Religion News in Brief
NEW YORK - A monumental new English translation of Judaism's Talmud was presented to the Library of Congress this week, anticipating a March 15 gala in New York that marks public release of the work.

Church prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary
At last count, 18 brides and 18 grooms are going to take a fateful walk Sunday down the wide center aisle at St. James United Methodist Church, a congregation with a 150-year history.

Which religion influenced American democracy?
Two thinkers began 2005 with simultaneous articles in neo-conservative magazines expressing differing views about who gets credit for laying the foundations of America's distinctive democracy.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Evangelicals seek to clarify their beliefs to a wary public
HAMILTON, Mass. - Recognizing that many Americans worry about their influence following President Bush's re-election, evangelicals are saying that they have been misunderstood and - in some ways - remain underdogs in a nation they consider hostile to public talk about faith.

Church prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary
At last count, 18 brides and 18 grooms are going to take a fateful walk Sunday down the wide center aisle at St. James United Methodist Church, a congregation with a 150-year history.

Faith Digest
Sounds Unlimited will play at 7 p.m. at Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St. Tickets cost $15 a person and $25 a couple and include heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Which religion influenced American democracy?
Two thinkers began 2005 with simultaneous articles in neo-conservative magazines expressing differing views about who gets credit for laying the foundations of America's distinctive democracy.

Faith Digest
Sounds Unlimited will play at 7 p.m. at Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St. Tickets cost $15 a person and $25 a couple and include heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Evangelicals seek to clarify their beliefs to a wary public
HAMILTON, Mass. - Recognizing that many Americans worry about their influence following President Bush's re-election, evangelicals are saying that they have been misunderstood and - in some ways - remain underdogs in a nation they consider hostile to public talk about faith.

Augusta couple has been married for 70 years
When Ethel Taylor casually told her waitress a couple of weeks ago that she was marking her 70th wedding anniversary, the word flew throughout the Augusta-area restaurant where the Taylor family was celebrating.

Religion News in Brief
NEW YORK - A monumental new English translation of Judaism's Talmud was presented to the Library of Congress this week, anticipating a March 15 gala in New York that marks public release of the work.

Store owner tries to reclaim religious aspect of Kabbalah
PITTSBURGH - For centuries, a strand of red string worn around the left wrist has, to some Jews, signified their link to Kabbalah - the Jewish mystical tradition that was once the realm of scholars.

Augusta couple has been married for 70 years
When Ethel Taylor casually told her waitress a couple of weeks ago that she was marking her 70th wedding anniversary, the word flew throughout the Augusta-area restaurant where the Taylor family was celebrating.

Permits will go to fortunate

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Networks to impose delays on Grammys, Oscars
LOS ANGELES - Last year's Super Bowl is still fresh on the minds of people who are televising the Oscars and Grammys.

Networks to impose delays on Grammys, Oscars

Networks to impose delays on Grammys, Oscars
LOS ANGELES - Last year's Super Bowl is still fresh on the minds of people who are televising the Oscars and Grammys.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Maybe you saw Liam Neeson starring in the recent biopic of Alfred Kinsey.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Maybe you saw Liam Neeson starring in the recent biopic of Alfred Kinsey.

Arthur Miller, playwright, dies at 89

Plea bargains reached in Courtney Love's cases

People in the News

Kentucky claws way past Georgia
LEXINGTON, Ky. - As he addressed the fans who remained at Rupp Arena to listen to his postgame radio show, Kentucky coach Tubby Smith offered an apology for his team's poor play.

Kentucky claws way past Georgia

Kentucky claws way past Georgia
LEXINGTON, Ky. - As he addressed the fans who remained at Rupp Arena to listen to his postgame radio show, Kentucky coach Tubby Smith offered an apology for his team's poor play.

Gamecocks fall at home
COLUMBIA - Toney Douglas scored 22 points, and Quinnel Brown added 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead Auburn to a 74-71 victory over South Carolina on Saturday night.

Odds and Ends

Religion News in Brief

Which religion influenced American democracy?

Church prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary

Evangelicals seek to clarify their beliefs to a wary public

Faith calendar

Store owner tries to reclaim religious aspect of Kabbalah

Augusta couple has been married for 70 years

Faith Digest