Ensemble is real star of 'Pippin'
An oddball blend of European history, 1970s culture and the choreographer's art, Pippin had never been a production that played by the musical rules.

Ensemble is real star of 'Pippin'

'Elixir' celebrates spirit of romance

Rare Audubon watercolors on display

Ensemble is real star of 'Pippin'
An oddball blend of European history, 1970s culture and the choreographer's art, Pippin had never been a production that played by the musical rules.

Rare Audubon watercolors on display
NEW YORK - A selection of 40 original bird watercolors by American artist and naturalist John Audubon will be on display at the New York Historical Society's annual "Audubon Aviary" exhibit beginning this week.

'Elixir' celebrates spirit of romance
The proper ingredients for the Augusta Opera's Elixir of Love are equal parts vocal fortitude and storytelling fluff.

Rare Audubon watercolors on display
NEW YORK - A selection of 40 original bird watercolors by American artist and naturalist John Audubon will be on display at the New York Historical Society's annual "Audubon Aviary" exhibit beginning this week.

'Elixir' celebrates spirit of romance
The proper ingredients for the Augusta Opera's Elixir of Love are equal parts vocal fortitude and storytelling fluff.

Aaron is driven by new love
The slip of the tongue was so outrageously egregious that all Hank Aaron could do was laugh.

Aaron is driven by new love

Yankees' $67 million rotation warms up
TAMPA, Fla. - Boston's biggest nightmare was stretched across five mounds in the right-field bullpen at Legends Field: the $67 million rotation.

Yankees' $67 million rotation warms up
TAMPA, Fla. - Boston's biggest nightmare was stretched across five mounds in the right-field bullpen at Legends Field: the $67 million rotation.

Yankees' $67 million rotation warms up

Aaron is driven by new love
The slip of the tongue was so outrageously egregious that all Hank Aaron could do was laugh.

Children, seniors see greener pastures on other side

'Flatulent footwear' lands company in court
SANFORD, Fla. - There's no tiptoeing around the problem. Call it flatulent footwear.

Odds and Ends
GRAPEVINE, Texas - J.D. the Labrador's owner may be wishing his dog wasn't such a good retriever.

'Flatulent footwear' lands company in court
SANFORD, Fla. - There's no tiptoeing around the problem. Call it flatulent footwear.

Odds and Ends
GROVE, Okla. - Usually, parishioners offer money to their churches. This time, the church handed out money.

Odds and Ends
GROVE, Okla. - Usually, parishioners offer money to their churches. This time, the church handed out money.

Georgia Power will seek another rate increase
ATLANTA - Less than two months after the state Public Service Commission allowed Georgia Power to raise electric rates, the utility plans to seek another increase.

Panel hears ideas for consumption taxes
WASHINGTON - President Bush's tax reform panel listened Wednesday to the pros and cons of taxing money earned or money spent, leading one member to say that a hybrid should be considered.

Leading economic indicators dip in January
NEW YORK - A closely watched gauge of future U.S. economic activity slipped 0.3 percent in January, slightly more than expected, indicating possible weakness in the economy in coming months.

Shopping center has new owner

New business repairs photos, archives music
Time's tide swallows most things, but not all are lost forever. With today's technology and some artistic skill, faded media, the modern-day backup to many of our memories, can be brought to life again after years of decay.

Crude spikes after inventory increase
NEW YORK - Crude oil futures rose sharply Wednesday as the U.S. Department of Energy reported a rise in crude inventories but a drop in the supply of distillate fuel. Tensions in the Middle East and an OPEC forecast for rising demand contributed to the price rise.

Panel hears ideas for consumption taxes
WASHINGTON - President Bush's tax reform panel listened Wednesday to the pros and cons of taxing money earned or money spent, leading one member to say that a hybrid should be considered.

Augusta forecast is stable growth
ATLANTA - The Augusta area added thousands of jobs last year and will continue to see a stable employment market in the months ahead, according to one economist.

Therapists help reduce accents

Therapists help reduce accents
Each Sunday, the Rev. Martino Nguyen is faced with a new challenge - to spread the word of the Lord.

Monsanto to acquire cotton-seed company
ST. LOUIS - Continuing its recent buying spree, agribusiness Monsanto Co. said Thursday it plans to buy Emergent Genetics Inc. - the nation's third-largest cotton seed company - for $300 million.

Augusta forecast is stable growth
ATLANTA - The Augusta area added thousands of jobs last year and will continue to see a stable employment market in the months ahead, according to one economist.

China's consumer society surpassing the U.S.
WASHINGTON - For decades, while China was closed to business from the United States, American companies lusted over the boundless merchandise market that such a big country was certain to offer one day.

Greenspan: Economic expansion looking good
WASHINGTON - The economic expansion has firmed, yet inflation remains tame, Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan said Wednesday. That buttressed economists' view that the Fed for now will stick with its gradual approach to raising interest rates.

Study: consumer confidence indexes are poor forecasters
RICHMOND, Va. - Consumer confidence indexes help move stock markets, influence corporate decisions and alter governments' economic outlooks.

Shopping center has new owner
The Evans Towne Centre has been sold to a Chicago-area real estate trust for $8.8 million.

Microsoft recalls Xbox power cords
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that it is recalling 14.1 million power cords for its Xbox game because they can catch fire.

Crude spikes after inventory increase

Monsanto to acquire cotton-seed company
ST. LOUIS - Continuing its recent buying spree, agribusiness Monsanto Co. said Thursday it plans to buy Emergent Genetics Inc. - the nation's third-largest cotton seed company - for $300 million.

Georgia Power will seek another rate increase
ATLANTA - Less than two months after the state Public Service Commission allowed Georgia Power to raise electric rates, the utility plans to seek another increase.

Publishers look to up-size fading mass market genre

Study: consumer confidence indexes are poor forecasters
RICHMOND, Va. - Consumer confidence indexes help move stock markets, influence corporate decisions and alter governments' economic outlooks.

China's consumer society surpassing the U.S.
WASHINGTON - For decades, while China was closed to business from the United States, American companies lusted over the boundless merchandise market that such a big country was certain to offer one day.

Greenspan: Economic expansion looking good

Study: consumer confidence indexes are poor forecasters

Greenspan: Economic expansion looking good
WASHINGTON - The economic expansion has firmed, yet inflation remains tame, Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan said Wednesday. That buttressed economists' view that the Fed for now will stick with its gradual approach to raising interest rates.

Monsanto to acquire cotton-seed company

Shopping center has new owner
The Evans Towne Centre has been sold to a Chicago-area real estate trust for $8.8 million.

Georgia Power will seek another rate increase

Publishers look to up-size fading mass market genre
NEW YORK - Slow sales and an aging market have the publishing industry thinking about upsizing - at least when it comes to paperbacks.

China's consumer society surpassing the U.S.

Crude spikes after inventory increase
NEW YORK - Crude oil futures rose sharply Wednesday as the U.S. Department of Energy reported a rise in crude inventories but a drop in the supply of distillate fuel. Tensions in the Middle East and an OPEC forecast for rising demand contributed to the price rise.

Panel hears ideas for consumption taxes

Publishers look to up-size fading mass market genre
NEW YORK - Slow sales and an aging market have the publishing industry thinking about upsizing - at least when it comes to paperbacks.

Augusta forecast is stable growth

Therapists help reduce accents
Each Sunday, the Rev. Martino Nguyen is faced with a new challenge - to spread the word of the Lord.

New business repairs photos, archives music

New business repairs photos, archives music
Time's tide swallows most things, but not all are lost forever. With today's technology and some artistic skill, faded media, the modern-day backup to many of our memories, can be brought to life again after years of decay.

Tuberville signs new contract with Auburn
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville has signed a new seven-year contract that will pay him $2 million this year and increase by $200,000 each successive year.

Basketball player with no legs beats the odds

An amicable divorce
We can't blame Augusta Fire Chief Al Gillespie for wanting a better deal for his family. But we can't blame city officials for thinking he already had a better deal than most.

Compassion into cruelty
In Omaha, the Nebraska Humane Society rescued 30 cats from "horrendous conditions" at a residence there.

Compassion into cruelty

Where's the outrage?
Talk of reforming Augusta's moribund government had been ginned up in recent months, but few residents thought anything would come of it.

Friendly tax bill

Compassion into cruelty
In Omaha, the Nebraska Humane Society rescued 30 cats from "horrendous conditions" at a residence there.

No horsing around
There was a time when Aiken's horse district was not out of the ordinary. The dirt roads, horse trails, stables, tracks and pastures did not seem unusual at all - they defined the city.

Friendly tax bill
The Georgia House recently passed one of the most business-friendly bills in years by the lopsided margin of 169-2.

Where's the outrage?

Where's the outrage?
Talk of reforming Augusta's moribund government had been ginned up in recent months, but few residents thought anything would come of it.

The NHL's black eye
It might not be news if a fight ended a hockey game. But this brawl has ended an entire season.

Friendly tax bill
The Georgia House recently passed one of the most business-friendly bills in years by the lopsided margin of 169-2.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Canadian Alanis Morissette is now an American citizen.

Hero of latest 'Oddworld' won't be Stranger for long
Game designers at Oddworld Inhabitants have given new meaning to the term "live ammo."

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

Historical society plans meal to party like it's 1923
The Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society is ready to party Harding.

Earlier works inspire new releases
Every creative endeavor - every work of art, note of music or word written - begins with an inspiration.

Earlier works inspire new releases
Every creative endeavor - every work of art, note of music or word written - begins with an inspiration.

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 - Katie Couric is going crazy for sharp-dressed men.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Katie Couric is going crazy for sharp-dressed men.

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

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Canadian Alanis Morissette is now an American citizen.

Kid Rock arrested on assault charges
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Kid Rock was arrested Wednesday by Nashville police on charges that he punched a disc jockey at a strip club.

Open tab
Ready for a night out? Here's a roundup of some entertainment and drink specials at Aiken and Augusta area nightclubs and bistros:

Hero of latest 'Oddworld' won't be Stranger for long
Game designers at Oddworld Inhabitants have given new meaning to the term "live ammo."

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

Open tab
Ready for a night out? Here's a roundup of some entertainment and drink specials at Aiken and Augusta area nightclubs and bistros:

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

Rates on 30-year mortgages increase
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages which had fallen for six straight weeks edged up slightly this week, reflecting rising rates in financial markets.

How to get help from the IRS
For those overwhelmed, lost or just confused about how to start working on those 2004 tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service offers lots of advice, information and assistance.

How to get help from the IRS

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

Fishing tournaments

Largemouth bass are plentiful in Thurmond
It wasn't long ago that Thurmond Lake anglers were complaining about their sparse catches of largemouth bass, but Saturday's Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League tournament proved the lake's fishery is alive and well.

Largemouth bass are plentiful in Thurmond
It wasn't long ago that Thurmond Lake anglers were complaining about their sparse catches of largemouth bass, but Saturday's Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League tournament proved the lake's fishery is alive and well.

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

Largemouth bass are plentiful in Thurmond

What's for lunch
Augsburg HausAddress: 1944 Walton Way

What's for lunch

Summerville Grille hopes to be welcome place for family dining
The space that once housed Ciao Bella! in Surrey Center reopens Monday as Summerville Grille.

Summerville Grille hopes to be welcome place for family dining
The space that once housed Ciao Bella! in Surrey Center reopens Monday as Summerville Grille.

What's for lunch
Augsburg Haus Address: 1944 Walton Way

Summerville Grille hopes to be welcome place for family dining

Bountiful baskets beautifying homes
Blooming, designer-looking hanging baskets of color are becoming the rage all across the nation.

Prune your liriope plants before new growth begins

'Hot' stems warm a cold winter
Maybe its because red, yellow, and orange are the colors of fire that they are so appealing in winter.

Colors, plants lure butterflies and hummingbirds

Colors, plants lure butterflies and hummingbirds
If you plant it, they will come. With apologies to Kevin Costner, that sums up the experts' advice on attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard.

Bountiful baskets beautifying homes

Prune your liriope plants before new growth begins
Winter weather can cause liriope to become unsightly. The tip of the foliage, which is also known as monkey or border grass, burns, turns brown, flops down and appears to be severely injured.

Colors, plants lure butterflies and hummingbirds
If you plant it, they will come. With apologies to Kevin Costner, that sums up the experts' advice on attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard.

Prune your liriope plants before new growth begins
Winter weather can cause liriope to become unsightly. The tip of the foliage, which is also known as monkey or border grass, burns, turns brown, flops down and appears to be severely injured.

Bountiful baskets beautifying homes
Blooming, designer-looking hanging baskets of color are becoming the rage all across the nation.

Davis takes the lead, with Tiger lurking
LOS ANGELES - The shifting wind and gloomy rain gave the Nissan Open a distinctively British feel Thursday.

Tiger seeks No. 1 at course at Nissan Open
LOS ANGELES - Knocked off his perch for the last 24 weeks, Tiger Woods can return to No. 1 in the world this week at the Nissan Open, and it would appear the odds are in his favor.

Tiger seeks No. 1 at course at Nissan Open
LOS ANGELES - Knocked off his perch for the last 24 weeks, Tiger Woods can return to No. 1 in the world this week at the Nissan Open, and it would appear the odds are in his favor.

Davis takes the lead, with Tiger lurking

Davis takes the lead, with Tiger lurking
LOS ANGELES - The shifting wind and gloomy rain gave the Nissan Open a distinctively British feel Thursday.

Tiger seeks No. 1 at course at Nissan Open

Eagles edge closer to state title shot

Bulldogs moving on with victory

Both Josey, Hephzibah have hurdles

Game Off! NHL season canceled
NEW YORK - A hockey season on the brink is now a season gone bust. The NHL canceled what was left of its decimated schedule Wednesday after a round of last-gasp negotiations failed to resolve differences over a salary cap - the flash-point issue that led to a lockout.

Game Off! NHL season canceled
NEW YORK - A hockey season on the brink is now a season gone bust. The NHL canceled what was left of its decimated schedule Wednesday after a round of last-gasp negotiations failed to resolve differences over a salary cap - the flash-point issue that led to a lockout.

Game Off! NHL season canceled

Children, seniors see greener pastures on other side
I spoke to the fifth-grade classes of Martinez Elementary last week and they had lots of questions. Fortunately, I had lots of answers.

Children, seniors see greener pastures on other side
I spoke to the fifth-grade classes of Martinez Elementary last week and they had lots of questions. Fortunately, I had lots of answers.

Pupils' fight leads to knife wound
Richmond County authorities are investigating a fight at Spirit Creek Middle School that resulted in one pupil being cut with a knife.

No to socialist tax system
Regarding your Feb. 13 editorial, "Windfall for the Elderly": I am one of those who is truly grateful for all the breaks I receive because I have taken care of myself and have lived into my 80th year.W.J. Woodward, Aiken, S.C.

Support groups benefit patients

Support groups benefit patients
"I feel so excited to be a part of this group!" That's what I told Lu Kelley, my doctor's office specialist, after coming from one of a series of presentations on cervical cancer at MCG Health System.Christina Wilson, Augusta

Tells why graduation rates are low
Regarding Greg Rickabaugh's Feb. 14 article, "Local college figures are low": I started my higher education after high school, but did not finish because that was not what I wanted to do at the time. Nelda Allen, Martinez

Support groups benefit patients
"I feel so excited to be a part of this group!" That's what I told Lu Kelley, my doctor's office specialist, after coming from one of a series of presentations on cervical cancer at MCG Health System.Christina Wilson, Augusta

Tells why graduation rates are low

Dentist agrees sugar drinks unhealthy
Thank you for the article concerning childhood obesity associated with the use of sweetened drinks in very young children.Andrew D. Chandler, DDS, Augusta

Leading Democrats are laughable
Mr. Lowell Greenbaum's letter Feb. 4 ("Democrat criticism shows their loyalty") reflected his routinely interesting assessment of things. Lawrence Burton, Washington, Ga.

Tells why graduation rates are low
Regarding Greg Rickabaugh's Feb. 14 article, "Local college figures are low": I started my higher education after high school, but did not finish because that was not what I wanted to do at the time. Nelda Allen, Martinez

Dentist agrees sugar drinks unhealthy
Thank you for the article concerning childhood obesity associated with the use of sweetened drinks in very young children.Andrew D. Chandler, DDS, Augusta

This was no patriotic soldier
How does one respond to the frenetic ramblings by Paul Cook in his most recent diatribe? If there were a grain of truth or anything remotely resembling fact in his ranting missive, it might facilitate rebuttal. Bob Gardner, Augusta

Dentist agrees sugar drinks unhealthy

Automakers unveil new vehicles at Chicago show

Mating scent of female cockroaches identified

Carbon emissions trading is used to battle global warming

Textured towels grow in popularity

Infiniti M returns with midsize luxury

Waterford crystallizes plan

Global warming pact takes effect, without United States

Infiniti M returns with midsize luxury
Car owners spend more time looking at the interior of their cars than they do the exteriors, just because they spend so much time inside, behind the steering wheels.

Infiniti M returns with midsize luxury
Car owners spend more time looking at the interior of their cars than they do the exteriors, just because they spend so much time inside, behind the steering wheels.

Mating scent of female cockroaches identified
WASHINGTON - Scientists have identified the "come hither" scent that female German cockroaches use to lure males, a discovery that may help control one of the world's most troublesome and resistant household pests.

Global warming pact takes effect, without United States
NEW YORK - After seven politically painful years, the Kyoto Protocol finally enters into force on Wednesday, reining in industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases" in a first attempt to control climate change.

Textured towels grow in popularity
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When you step out of the shower dripping wet, how well does your towel really perform?

Carbon emissions trading is used to battle global warming
Environmentalists always said there would be a price to pay for all the carbon dioxide being spewed into the atmosphere. Well, now there is.

Textured towels grow in popularity
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When you step out of the shower dripping wet, how well does your towel really perform?

Global warming pact takes effect, without United States
NEW YORK - After seven politically painful years, the Kyoto Protocol finally enters into force on Wednesday, reining in industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases" in a first attempt to control climate change.

Waterford crystallizes plan
CHICAGO - Say the name Waterford. You see flushed cheeks being kissed, tables formally set. You hear the clink-clink as toasts are delivered, the hum of social chatter, the peals of laughter.

Carbon emissions trading is used to battle global warming
Environmentalists always said there would be a price to pay for all the carbon dioxide being spewed into the atmosphere. Well, now there is.

Automakers unveil new vehicles at Chicago show
CHICAGO - General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. hope to bolster sales of their luxury brands with new models that debuted at the Chicago Auto Show, which ends Sunday.

Waterford crystallizes plan
CHICAGO - Say the name Waterford. You see flushed cheeks being kissed, tables formally set. You hear the clink-clink as toasts are delivered, the hum of social chatter, the peals of laughter.

Automakers unveil new vehicles at Chicago show
CHICAGO - General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. hope to bolster sales of their luxury brands with new models that debuted at the Chicago Auto Show, which ends Sunday.

Mating scent of female cockroaches identified
WASHINGTON - Scientists have identified the "come hither" scent that female German cockroaches use to lure males, a discovery that may help control one of the world's most troublesome and resistant household pests.

Lynx have favorable road ahead
The win was in hand. The Augusta Lynx just needed to hold on for 20 more seconds. They won control of the puck on a faceoff in their own end with a one-goal lead against the Greenville Grrrowl.

Lynx, ECHL continue season

Lynx have favorable road ahead

Lynx, ECHL continue season
With the official announcement on the fate of the NHL season still an hour and a half away, the buzz was mostly upbeat at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Lynx have favorable road ahead
The win was in hand. The Augusta Lynx just needed to hold on for 20 more seconds. They won control of the puck on a faceoff in their own end with a one-goal lead against the Greenville Grrrowl.

Lynx, ECHL continue season
With the official announcement on the fate of the NHL season still an hour and a half away, the buzz was mostly upbeat at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Across the region
ATLANTA - Fireworks still would be illegal in Georgia but buying sparklers would be OK for those older than 18 under a bill approved by the state Senate Thursday.

Lottery earnings surpass forecast
AIKEN - Gamblers often say that the house never loses. That's certainly true of the South Carolina lottery and the money it's making for the state.

Pupils' fight leads to knife wound

City to buy old train depot for $1.7 million

News you can use
- Activities scheduled for today include:

Worker is found dead against plant ceiling

This week
TASTE AND TALENT EXTRAVAGANZA TRYOUTS: Noon Saturday; Macedonia Baptist Church, 1828 Wrightsboro Road; seeking contestants for event scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, March 6, Bernie Ward Community Center, savings bonds awarded to four winners; 364-6135

Cuts in care could occur

Aquinas teacher's classroom technique is catalyst for award

Empty bowls help charities fill needs

City to buy old train depot for $1.7 million
Augusta commissioners voted Thursday to buy riverfront property at the site of an old train depot belonging to pensioners in the old city's 1949 pension plan.

Events

Senate OK of budget sparks Assembly fight
ATLANTA - The fate of state-funded projects for Augusta, Athens and the Georgia coast remains uncertain under a $16.6 billion midyear budget passed Thursday by the Senate.

Talking baseball

Cuts in care could occur
Cutting back on around-the-clock trauma care and care for premature babies is part of a strategy being mulled by the company that runs Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics if the state follows through on Medicaid changes being proposed for next fiscal year, officials said Wednesday at its board meeting.

Center helps children, moms recover from drug abuse

Kids count spotlight
NAME: Matthew FavorsSCHOOL: Eighth-grader at Murphey Middle School

Across Georgia

Leader's bid stirs dissent in party

Democrats slam Republican-drawn districts

Home is burned

Reunions

Home is burned
A volunteer firefighter puts out a hot spot inside the home of Cora Johnson in Kitchings Mill.

Anybody order cookies?

Police: woman was shot at least five times
Richmond County sheriff's investigators were called to an Augusta home Thursday night after a man reported seeing a woman lying in front of a house with obvious gunshot wounds.

Across the area

Delayed work angers residents
Most people might find it hard to understand why a road project lags a year or more behind schedule.

Around the block
A Renovating Lending Workshop will be held from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the Augusta Inn and Conference Center, 1075 Stevens Creek Road. Learn to obtain a purchase and renovate mortgage, avoid common pitfalls when obtaining a general contractor and how to buy HUD homes. The workshop is free.

Abuse shelter gets special recognition
ATLANTA - An Augusta group that helps abused children received special recognition Thursday when it joined child advocacy groups from across the state at the Capitol.

Worker is found dead against plant ceiling
A textile worker was found dead Wednesday afternoon at the Avondale Mills Sibley plant in Augusta, officials said.

Pupils have encounter with historic figure
About 20 youngsters sat spellbound listening to a one-woman play performed in the character of Harriet Tubman on Saturday.

Father faces child cruelty charge
Richmond County sheriff's deputies charged an Augusta man Wednesday with child cruelty, saying he severely lashed his 9-year-old son.

Band marches beyond the boundaries
When Raul Viera saw the South Augusta Marching Unit perform at a back-to-school jam three years ago, he begged his mother to let him join.

Across the area
Authorities performed an autopsy Thursday on the body of a missing Columbia County man who was found dead behind a Wrightsboro Road day-care center.

Empty bowls help charities fill needs
David Stuart's art room at Stevens Creek Elementary School was filled with activity after school Tuesday with a group molding clay into bowls.

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

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A bipartisan group of House members introduced a bill Wednesday that would require schoolchildren to be weighed twice a year, with their body mass indices listed on report cards.

Nuclear dumping disputed
AIKEN - The state-run, low-level radioactive waste dump in Barnwell County isn't properly storing contaminated debris, and waterways are becoming polluted, environmental groups contend.

Democrats seek better coverage

Leader's bid stirs dissent in party
NORTH AUGUSTA - Jason Whinghter may be young and unelected, but he has a keen eye for the unexpected political opening and the quick reflexes to take advantage of it.

Mayor lists tax projects

Viruses spread across area

Anniversaries

Ninety-two cats will cost woman

Police charge teen with threats
Richmond County authorities have arrested a teenager who they said e-mailed bomb threats to several schools this week, officials said Thursday.

Program provides books to needy youths
A new program will put Goodnight Moon, The Polar Express and Charlotte's Web into the hands of children who might otherwise have no way to read these and other classics at home.

Augusta officials approve bond package
Augusta Regional Airport officials had to repeatedly explain Thursday that their decision to wait two days to sell revenue bonds this week would eventually save the city $6 million.

This week

Father charged with child abuse
Richmond County sheriff's investigators have arrested a man who they said caused severe injuries to his 2-month-old son, including leg and rib fractures, along with wounded internal organs.

Mayor lists tax projects
Augusta Mayor Bob Young has proposed a list of sales tax projects for commissioners to consider as they meet today to continue work on a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 5 package.

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Presidents Day:

Library events
APPLEBY BRANCH TODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

Across the area
Authorities performed an autopsy Thursday on the body of a missing Columbia County man who was found dead behind a Wrightsboro Road day-care center.

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

Pupils' fight leads to knife wound
Richmond County authorities are investigating a fight at Spirit Creek Middle School that resulted in one pupil being cut with a knife.

Honors
The University of South Carolina Aiken announces the following honors:

Police charge teen with threats
Richmond County authorities have arrested a teenager who they said e-mailed bomb threats to several schools this week, officials said Thursday.

Aquinas teacher's classroom technique is catalyst for award
Shannon Williams graduated from college with no interests in teaching. She thought she'd simply work as a teacher for only a year until she found a job in the research field.

Home is burned
A volunteer firefighter puts out a hot spot inside the home of Cora Johnson in Kitchings Mill.

Band marches beyond the boundaries
When Raul Viera saw the South Augusta Marching Unit perform at a back-to-school jam three years ago, he begged his mother to let him join.

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Presidents Day:

Talking baseball
Traveling North Carolina actor Mike Wiley fields questions from Craig Houghton Elementary School pupils after performing Jackie Robinson, A Game Apart, an original one-man play, as part of the Morris Museum of Art's Children's Performance Series.

This week
TASTE AND TALENT EXTRAVAGANZA TRYOUTS: Noon Saturday; Macedonia Baptist Church, 1828 Wrightsboro Road; seeking contestants for event scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, March 6, Bernie Ward Community Center, savings bonds awarded to four winners; 364-6135

Program provides books to needy youths
A new program will put Goodnight Moon, The Polar Express and Charlotte's Web into the hands of children who might otherwise have no way to read these and other classics at home.

Center helps children, moms recover from drug abuse
Carol Thompson, who has been working at Hope House for nearly two years, said she never knows what each day will bring.

Kid of the Day
Tressie Tyner is today's Kid of the Day.

Judge confines pupil over bomb threat
As authorities try to deal with a rash of disruptive school bomb threats, a juvenile court judge ordered an eighth-grader at Sego Middle School to 90 days in confinement Wednesday for calling in a bomb threat this fall.

Across the area
A suspected Feb. 1 chlorine leak at a Richmond County chemical plant turned out to be a minor release caused by a malfunctioning scrubbing device.

Anniversaries
The Rev. and Mrs. Lindsey Conley, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 15 with a reception at First Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Appling. They have three sons, Lindsey, David and Phillip.

SRS to offer willing layoff payout

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

Delayed work angers residents

Aquinas teacher's classroom technique is catalyst for award
Shannon Williams graduated from college with no interests in teaching. She thought she'd simply work as a teacher for only a year until she found a job in the research field.

Democrats slam Republican-drawn districts
ATLANTA - Republican efforts to redraw Georgia's congressional districts would diminish the voting strength of blacks and urban whites in the eastern side of the state, several Democratic lawmakers alleged Wednesday.

Mayor lists tax projects
Augusta Mayor Bob Young has proposed a list of sales tax projects for commissioners to consider as they meet today to continue work on a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 5 package.

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Ninety-two cats will cost woman
A Martinez woman cited for animal neglect after 92 cats were seized from her home Feb. 10 admitted at her Magistrate Court hearing Wednesday that she was overwhelmed with caring for the cats.

Judge confines pupil over bomb threat
As authorities try to deal with a rash of disruptive school bomb threats, a juvenile court judge ordered an eighth-grader at Sego Middle School to 90 days in confinement Wednesday for calling in a bomb threat this fall.

Lottery earnings surpass forecast

Worker is found dead against plant ceiling
A textile worker was found dead Wednesday afternoon at the Avondale Mills Sibley plant in Augusta, officials said.

Across the river

Fire chief contracts are rare
Augusta lost Fire Chief Al Gillespie on Tuesday after city officials refused to give him a written contract, a practice the chief calls an industry trend, but a survey of similar fire departments in Georgia indicates otherwise.

Richmond County restaurant ratings

Cuts in care could occur
Cutting back on around-the-clock trauma care and care for premature babies is part of a strategy being mulled by the company that runs Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics if the state follows through on Medicaid changes being proposed for next fiscal year, officials said Wednesday at its board meeting.

Judge confines pupil over bomb threat

Ninety-two cats will cost woman
A Martinez woman cited for animal neglect after 92 cats were seized from her home Feb. 10 admitted at her Magistrate Court hearing Wednesday that she was overwhelmed with caring for the cats.

Father faces child cruelty charge

Across the area

Fire chief contracts are rare

Holiday closings

Delayed work angers residents
Most people might find it hard to understand why a road project lags a year or more behind schedule.

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Senate OK of budget sparks Assembly fight
ATLANTA - The fate of state-funded projects for Augusta, Athens and the Georgia coast remains uncertain under a $16.6 billion midyear budget passed Thursday by the Senate.

Cat adoptions break record

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Viruses spread across area
Hari Sinha hasn't been seriously ill in three years, a lucky streak he attributes, in part, to his annual flu shot.

Abuse shelter gets special recognition

Case of DUI dropped over consent issue
WOODBINE, Ga. - Because his blood was drawn without his consent, the driver who police say killed another man in a DUI accident will not be charged, prosecutors have told the family of the victim.

Senate OK of budget sparks Assembly fight

Cat adoptions break record
Columbia County's Animal Care and Control Department was the cat's meow of adoption sites Thursday as people flocked to adopt some of the 92 cats recently seized from a Martinez woman's home.

Case of DUI dropped over consent issue

Abuse shelter gets special recognition
ATLANTA - An Augusta group that helps abused children received special recognition Thursday when it joined child advocacy groups from across the state at the Capitol.

Children spot dead body
Authorities will work today to find out why a missing Columbia County man's dead body was found Wednesday behind a Wrightsboro Road day-care center.

Democrats seek better coverage
ATLANTA - Lawyers have a term for an attorney who does no more on a case than show up and be seen next to the client: a potted plant.

Senate OKs hunting, fishing amendment
ATLANTA - Voters would decide whether to defend hunting and fishing in the state constitution under a resolution adopted by the Senate on Wednesday.

Across the region
ATLANTA - Fireworks still would be illegal in Georgia but buying sparklers would be OK for those older than 18 under a bill approved by the state Senate Thursday.

Democrats slam Republican-drawn districts
ATLANTA - Republican efforts to redraw Georgia's congressional districts would diminish the voting strength of blacks and urban whites in the eastern side of the state, several Democratic lawmakers alleged Wednesday.

Kid of the Day
Tressie Tyner is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area
A suspected Feb. 1 chlorine leak at a Richmond County chemical plant turned out to be a minor release caused by a malfunctioning scrubbing device.

Case of DUI dropped over consent issue
WOODBINE, Ga. - Because his blood was drawn without his consent, the driver who police say killed another man in a DUI accident will not be charged, prosecutors have told the family of the victim.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A bipartisan group of House members introduced a bill Wednesday that would require schoolchildren to be weighed twice a year, with their body mass indices listed on report cards.

SRS to offer willing layoff payout
A seven-day window for Savannah River Site employees who want to voluntarily leave the company will be the prelude to massive cuts this year by the main contractor of the federal nuclear reservation.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The South Carolina House gave key approval Wednesday to a bill that puts restrictions on lawsuits stemming from business dealings, including shoddy housing construction.

Father charged with child abuse
Richmond County sheriff's investigators have arrested a man who they said caused severe injuries to his 2-month-old son, including leg and rib fractures, along with wounded internal organs.

Father faces child cruelty charge
Richmond County sheriff's deputies charged an Augusta man Wednesday with child cruelty, saying he severely lashed his 9-year-old son.

Cat adoptions break record
Columbia County's Animal Care and Control Department was the cat's meow of adoption sites Thursday as people flocked to adopt some of the 92 cats recently seized from a Martinez woman's home.

Nuclear dumping disputed
AIKEN - The state-run, low-level radioactive waste dump in Barnwell County isn't properly storing contaminated debris, and waterways are becoming polluted, environmental groups contend.

Lottery earnings surpass forecast
AIKEN - Gamblers often say that the house never loses. That's certainly true of the South Carolina lottery and the money it's making for the state.

Anybody order cookies?
Eric Blocker (left) and Joseph Wells unload cases of Girl Scout cookies at the Central Savannah River Council Girl Scouts, one of several distribution sites.

City to buy old train depot for $1.7 million
Augusta commissioners voted Thursday to buy riverfront property at the site of an old train depot belonging to pensioners in the old city's 1949 pension plan.

Commission reform is unlikely this year
ATLANTA - Richmond County's state lawmakers probably will not push a bill this session to change the local government structure, the head of Augusta's legislative delegation said Wednesday.

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Leader's bid stirs dissent in party
NORTH AUGUSTA - Jason Whinghter may be young and unelected, but he has a keen eye for the unexpected political opening and the quick reflexes to take advantage of it.

Democrats seek better coverage
ATLANTA - Lawyers have a term for an attorney who does no more on a case than show up and be seen next to the client: a potted plant.

Kid of the Day
Brian Kersey is today's Kid of the Day.

Viruses spread across area
Hari Sinha hasn't been seriously ill in three years, a lucky streak he attributes, in part, to his annual flu shot.

Father charged with child abuse

Special advocate program seeks caring volunteers
The Court Appointed Special Advocate program could use a few more strong voices like that of Cindy Elam.

Program provides books to needy youths

Drawing narrows field for college scholarship
The final eight contestants for ages 9-12 in The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing were chosen at Ashley Furniture Home Store on Feb. 10.

Kids count spotlight

Anniversaries
The Rev. and Mrs. Lindsey Conley, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 15 with a reception at First Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Appling. They have three sons, Lindsey, David and Phillip.

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

Fire chief contracts are rare
Augusta lost Fire Chief Al Gillespie on Tuesday after city officials refused to give him a written contract, a practice the chief calls an industry trend, but a survey of similar fire departments in Georgia indicates otherwise.

Band marches beyond the boundaries

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

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Talking baseball
Traveling North Carolina actor Mike Wiley fields questions from Craig Houghton Elementary School pupils after performing Jackie Robinson, A Game Apart, an original one-man play, as part of the Morris Museum of Art's Children's Performance Series.

Nuclear dumping disputed

Center helps children, moms recover from drug abuse
Carol Thompson, who has been working at Hope House for nearly two years, said she never knows what each day will bring.

Honors

Across the river
FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD: 7 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; the Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; how slaves used astronomy in escaping from bondage; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 age 4 to 12th grade; 641-3769

Kids count spotlight
NAME: Matthew Favors SCHOOL: Eighth-grader at Murphey Middle School

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

Empty bowls help charities fill needs
David Stuart's art room at Stevens Creek Elementary School was filled with activity after school Tuesday with a group molding clay into bowls.

Library events
APPLEBY BRANCHTODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

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

Honors
The University of South Carolina Aiken announces the following honors:

Reunions
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Police charge teen with threats

Across the river
FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD: 7 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; the Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; how slaves used astronomy in escaping from bondage; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 age 4 to 12th grade; 641-3769

Kid of the Day

Anybody order cookies?
Eric Blocker (left) and Joseph Wells unload cases of Girl Scout cookies at the Central Savannah River Council Girl Scouts, one of several distribution sites.

SRS to offer willing layoff payout
A seven-day window for Savannah River Site employees who want to voluntarily leave the company will be the prelude to massive cuts this year by the main contractor of the federal nuclear reservation.

Aaron will never need an asterisk
Hank Aaron is an honest man making an honest living among the most stereotypically dishonest associates in the world.

Aaron will never need an asterisk
Hank Aaron is an honest man making an honest living among the most stereotypically dishonest associates in the world.

New home-video releases

'Caught' more incitement then entertainment
For nearly 25 years, the masterminds behind Spike & Mike's Twisted Festival of Animation have been offering cartoons with an adult focus.

'Caught' more incitement then entertainment

At the Movies: 'Because of Winn-Dixie'
If you're the kind of person who thinks dogs are just OK - you're not allergic to them and you've never had a traumatic confrontation with one on the sidewalk - you'll probably find yourself vaguely charmed by the family film "Because of Winn-Dixie."

At the Movies: 'Because of Winn-Dixie'
If you're the kind of person who thinks dogs are just OK - you're not allergic to them and you've never had a traumatic confrontation with one on the sidewalk - you'll probably find yourself vaguely charmed by the family film "Because of Winn-Dixie."

At the Movies: 'Son of the Mask'
Some movies just should not have kids. "Son of the Mask" is the sorry little offspring of Jim Carrey's 1994 hit "The Mask," about a weenie who gains superpowers and a super ego when he stumbles on an ancient artifact.

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

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

At the Movies: 'Because of Winn-Dixie'

'Caught' more incitement then entertainment
For nearly 25 years, the masterminds behind Spike & Mike's Twisted Festival of Animation have been offering cartoons with an adult focus.

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's just out in DVD and video, and a calendar of coming releases:

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's just out in DVD and video, and a calendar of coming releases:

Mini-reviews

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.

New Springsteen album due in April; tour to follow

Sonic Spotlight: Anthony Kennedy (DJ Rana)
Anthony Kennedy (DJ Rana) AGE: 25 HOMETOWN: North Canton, Ohio, moved here in September 2003

Popular band gets together for another show
Augusta is getting a little more Horsepower. Nearly two years ago, the Augusta band played its final gig, the Garden City Music Festival. Soon after, David Swanagin, the drummer for Horsepower, left Augusta to seek his fortune in Nashville, Tenn.

Sonic Spotlight: Anthony Kennedy (DJ Rana)
Anthony Kennedy (DJ Rana)AGE: 25HOMETOWN: North Canton, Ohio, moved here in September 2003

New Springsteen album due in April; tour to follow
NEW YORK - The seeds for Bruce Springsteen's new album "Devils & Dust" were sown nearly a decade ago, when the singer-songwriter began his first-ever solo acoustic tour.

Popular band gets together for another show
Augusta is getting a little more Horsepower. Nearly two years ago, the Augusta band played its final gig, the Garden City Music Festival. Soon after, David Swanagin, the drummer for Horsepower, left Augusta to seek his fortune in Nashville, Tenn.

Sonic Spotlight: Anthony Kennedy (DJ Rana)

Angst smolders throughout Sage Francis disc
If Atmosphere is rap for emo kids with too many feelings, Sage Francis is rap for the children of the war on terrorism. Right out of the starting blocks on The Buzz Kill, the first track on A Healthy Distrust, the 27-year-old Rhode Island native declares the American experiment a disaster.

Popular band gets together for another show

Angst smolders throughout Sage Francis disc
If Atmosphere is rap for emo kids with too many feelings, Sage Francis is rap for the children of the war on terrorism. Right out of the starting blocks on The Buzz Kill, the first track on A Healthy Distrust, the 27-year-old Rhode Island native declares the American experiment a disaster.

New Springsteen album due in April; tour to follow
NEW YORK - The seeds for Bruce Springsteen's new album "Devils & Dust" were sown nearly a decade ago, when the singer-songwriter began his first-ever solo acoustic tour.

Angst smolders throughout Sage Francis disc

NASCAR sacrifices drivers' privacy for access
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn't a big fan of the spectator windows in Daytona International Speedway's garage area.

Sponsors hope to profit off bad habit
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR fans are 28 percent more likely to smoke cigarettes than non-race fans, according to Simmons Market Research.

Foes blast Harvick after wreck
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A Thursday tap could have a profound effect on Sunday's bash.

Racing Newsmaker: Dale Jarrett
Dale Jarrett won the pole for this Sunday's Daytona 500 with a fast lap of 188.312 mph. It marks the third time in his career he will start the richest and most prestigious race of the season from the No. 1 starting spot.

NASCAR sacrifices drivers' privacy for access
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn't a big fan of the spectator windows in Daytona International Speedway's garage area.

Tire troubles plague Daytona practice
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Goodyear officials spent the first day of Daytona 500 practice scrambling to solve the second tire problem of Speed Weeks.

DEI back in the driver's seat
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - So much for the demise of Dale Earnhardt Inc.'s cars at Daytona International Speedway.

NASCAR sacrifices drivers' privacy for access

Foes blast Harvick after wreck

Racing Newsmaker: Dale Jarrett

Racing Newsmaker: Dale Jarrett
Dale Jarrett won the pole for this Sunday's Daytona 500 with a fast lap of 188.312 mph. It marks the third time in his career he will start the richest and most prestigious race of the season from the No. 1 starting spot.

Sponsors hope to profit off bad habit

Tire troubles plague Daytona practice
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Goodyear officials spent the first day of Daytona 500 practice scrambling to solve the second tire problem of Speed Weeks.

Tire troubles plague Daytona practice

Foes blast Harvick after wreck
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A Thursday tap could have a profound effect on Sunday's bash.

Sponsors hope to profit off bad habit
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR fans are 28 percent more likely to smoke cigarettes than non-race fans, according to Simmons Market Research.

NBA introduces new security measures

NBA introduces new security measures
DENVER - The NBA is using All-Star weekend to introduce new security guidelines for all its arenas in hopes of preventing a repeat of the brawl between players and fans in Detroit earlier this season.

NBA introduces new security measures
DENVER - The NBA is using All-Star weekend to introduce new security guidelines for all its arenas in hopes of preventing a repeat of the brawl between players and fans in Detroit earlier this season.

Streak remains as Illini get win
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Illinois added to the longest winning streak in the nation and set some school history.

Basketball player with no legs beats the odds
MADISON, Wis. - When Scot Vesterdahl, the basketball coach at Madison Area Technical College, opened the gym for tryouts he knew Brandon Watkins would have his work cut out for him.

Basketball player with no legs beats the odds
MADISON, Wis. - When Scot Vesterdahl, the basketball coach at Madison Area Technical College, opened the gym for tryouts he knew Brandon Watkins would have his work cut out for him.

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Sister Josephine Pope    (SUMTER, S.C.)

Mr. James Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Joseph Phillips    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Vera Mears    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Moses Peterson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby M. Patrick    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Jeannette Norris Nevarez    (Hephzibah, GA)
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Mr. Paul Robert Greubel (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Leslie Lambert (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Rayford Rollins Carswell (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James "Jim" O. Gunn, Jr. (KEYSVILLE, GA.)

Mrs. Irmgard Snavely (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Henry Meriwether (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Herbert Rouse, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera Mears (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James Butler, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lish Boyd (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Willie M. Glenn (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet Dunaway Field (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. C.L. Churchville, Jr. (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Cecelia B. Holck (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn S. McNeely (MILLEN, Ga.)

Salome Livingston Fulmer (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Paschal (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Scott Pope (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Joe Barnett, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David McKinley Garrison (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Tara A. Minor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy W. Sasser (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Billye A. Thackston (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. James Norman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Fay Simpson Bussell (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn B. Matson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert Rouse, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Walden (LARGO, FLA.)

Ms. Jeannette Norris Nevarez (Hephzibah, GA)

Mrs. Barbara Foster West (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Posey McCarty (LEBANON, TN.)

Mr. James L. Oswald (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jessie Bell Douglas (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia M. Coleman (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian M. Dorsey (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. C. L. Churchville, Jr. (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Daniels (LONG BEACH, CA.)

Ms. Lois L. Dent Garnett ( GARLAND, Texas)

Ms. Sabrina Burley (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby M. Patrick (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Broadus B. Adams (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Betty Mae Jones (BRUNSON, S.C.)

Miss Lacey Brown (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Moses Peterson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas R. Magness (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Gatsie Lee Williams (SYCAMORE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethel Wimbs Evans (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph H. Massey Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sister Josephine Pope (SUMTER, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Taylor Key (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Dr. Joseph Phillips (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Earl James Pearre (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sister Josephine Pope (SUMTER, S.C.)

Ms. Sherry G. Zawacki (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. James "Jim" O. Gunn, Jr. (KEYSVILLE, GA.)

Mr. George A. Spencer (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Yaros Funderburg (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Bennie Swint (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Coley Blease Creech (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Amanda Brooks (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bentley (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ticket sales are slow for best-picture nominees
LOS ANGELES - By the numbers, the Academy Awards are roughly 50 percent less relevant than they have been the last five years.

Ticket sales are slow for best-picture nominees

So many Oscar parties, so little time
LOS ANGELES - Thousands of imported roses, calla lilies and orchids? Check. Hot-pink Swarovski crystals glued on pink plastic balls? Check. Yards of crushed satin and organza to cover the walls and ceiling? Got that, too.

Ticket sales are slow for best-picture nominees
LOS ANGELES - By the numbers, the Academy Awards are roughly 50 percent less relevant than they have been the last five years.

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Golfer weighs his options

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Armstrong returning to Georgia race

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Augusta State's Sam Barth was named the Peach Belt Conference's Player of the Week after leading the No. 4 Jaguars to a 4-0 mark (7-1 on the season).

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A strong defensive effort wasn't enough to overcome poor shooting as the Paine College women lost to Stillman, 54-51, on Thursday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Golfer weighs his options
Christopher Stallmann isn't sure where he's going to go to college.

Armstrong returning to Georgia race
Lance Armstrong is stopping by Georgia again on his way to France. Switching gears from his original plans, Armstrong announced Wednesday he will race in April's Tour de Georgia - a major step in his pursuit of a seventh straight victory in the Tour de France.

Armstrong returning to Georgia race
Lance Armstrong is stopping by Georgia again on his way to France. Switching gears from his original plans, Armstrong announced Wednesday he will race in April's Tour de Georgia - a major step in his pursuit of a seventh straight victory in the Tour de France.

Texan decides to ride in race
Cycling fans will get a chance to see the sport's top star in action in Augusta this spring.

Golfer weighs his options
Christopher Stallmann isn't sure where he's going to go to college.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Overtime
Augusta State's Sam Barth was named the Peach Belt Conference's Player of the Week after leading the No. 4 Jaguars to a 4-0 mark (7-1 on the season).

Overtime
A strong defensive effort wasn't enough to overcome poor shooting as the Paine College women lost to Stillman, 54-51, on Thursday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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.

Eagles edge closer to state title shot
Every story has an arc. Josey's basketball team has one like the trajectory of a 3-point shot. It begins with rock bottom.

Bulldogs moving on with victory
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - If you're a Silver Bluff Bulldog today, you think of Wednesday night's playoff game as a silver cloud filled with dark linings.

Both Josey, Hephzibah have hurdles
Josey's boys team believes 2005 could be special. Hephzibah's girls team feels the same. Each squad is a perfect 28-0 so far this season.

Bulldogs moving on with victory
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - If you're a Silver Bluff Bulldog today, you think of Wednesday night's playoff game as a silver cloud filled with dark linings.

Eagles edge closer to state title shot
Every story has an arc. Josey's basketball team has one like the trajectory of a 3-point shot. It begins with rock bottom.

Both Josey, Hephzibah have hurdles
Josey's boys team believes 2005 could be special. Hephzibah's girls team feels the same. Each squad is a perfect 28-0 so far this season.

'Pack unveils a new chapter
Something will happen at the Brierpatch for the first time tonight. At 6 p.m., Greenbrier will hold a playoff basketball game, the school's first playoff game in its history, home or away.

Area gospel group will enter famed hall

Area gospel group will enter famed hall
On Tuesday night in the Nashville, Tenn., suburb of Hendersonville, The Lewis Family, of Lincolnton, Ga., will be applauded by their peers as they are inducted into the Gospel Music Association's Hall of Fame.

Area gospel group will enter famed hall
On Tuesday night in the Nashville, Tenn., suburb of Hendersonville, The Lewis Family, of Lincolnton, Ga., will be applauded by their peers as they are inducted into the Gospel Music Association's Hall of Fame.

Aaron will never need an asterisk

Screenwriter knew how to frame a story

Do-it-yourself tax software compared
NEW YORK - Almost as difficult as doing your own taxes this year might be sorting through the variety of programs that promise to infuse you with an accountant's expertise.

Start your tax return now
WASHINGTON - The deadline is the same every year and every year it sneaks up on you.

How to get help from the IRS
For those overwhelmed, lost or just confused about how to start working on those 2004 tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service offers lots of advice, information and assistance.

Tax breaks for Americans who don't itemize
NEW YORK - Many people think big tax breaks go only to those who itemize deductions on their income tax returns. But there are many deductions and credits available to the two-thirds of Americans who claim the standard deduction.

Omarosa knocks black depictions on 'Apprentice'
LOS ANGELES - Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, tagged as an imperious diva on "The Apprentice," criticized the NBC reality show for stereotyping her and other black contestants.

Omarosa knocks black depictions on 'Apprentice'
LOS ANGELES - Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, tagged as an imperious diva on "The Apprentice," criticized the NBC reality show for stereotyping her and other black contestants.

Low-rated series struggle for a future

Trekkies fight end of 'Enterprise' series
LOS ANGELES - Trekkies are uniting to win a reprieve for "Star Trek: Enterprise," slated to end its mission on UPN in May.

Low-rated series struggle for a future
LOS ANGELES - "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman and the sitcom's creator, Mitchell Hurwitz, were assessing the cuddle quotient in a show that viewers may soon lose the chance to embrace.

Low-rated series struggle for a future
LOS ANGELES - "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman and the sitcom's creator, Mitchell Hurwitz, were assessing the cuddle quotient in a show that viewers may soon lose the chance to embrace.

Omarosa knocks black depictions on 'Apprentice'

Hero of latest 'Oddworld' won't be Stranger for long

Earlier works inspire new releases

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Losses haunt Bulldogs' McAuley

Losses haunt Bulldogs' McAuley
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Jay McAuley's two career starts have ended in Georgia's worst offensive performances of the past two seasons.

Losses haunt Bulldogs' McAuley
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Jay McAuley's two career starts have ended in Georgia's worst offensive performances of the past two seasons.

Screenwriter knew how to frame a story
Few people, even fervent film fans, remember Dalton Trumbo. But in his time, Mr. Trumbo, who died in 1976, was among Hollywood's most respected and controversial screenwriters.

Screenwriter knew how to frame a story
Few people, even fervent film fans, remember Dalton Trumbo. But in his time, Mr. Trumbo, who died in 1976, was among Hollywood's most respected and controversial screenwriters.

Student celebration was worth $5,000 fine

Gamecocks relied on unlikely hero
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's Antoine Tisby made up for some lost time against Kentucky.

Student celebration was worth $5,000 fine
COLUMBIA - South Carolina students say they are willing to pay a $5,000 fine that the Southeastern Conference could levy against the school after students rushed the court following Tuesday's 73-61 win against No. 3 Kentucky.

Student celebration was worth $5,000 fine
COLUMBIA - South Carolina students say they are willing to pay a $5,000 fine that the Southeastern Conference could levy against the school after students rushed the court following Tuesday's 73-61 win against No. 3 Kentucky.

'Flatulent footwear' lands company in court

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