Schilling returns to mound

Schilling returns to mound
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Curt Schilling's sock was bloodless, his ankle was stable and his manager was encouraged.

Schilling returns to mound
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Curt Schilling's sock was bloodless, his ankle was stable and his manager was encouraged.

Caller ID, remote control make world a happy place

Odds and Ends
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -When two Danish burglars realized someone had stolen the keys to their getaway car, they reacted like honest citizens and called the police.

Road Kill candy upsets animal rights activists
TRENTON, N.J. - Animal rights activists are disgusted by a new candy from Kraft Foods Inc. that's shaped like critters run over by cars - complete with tire treads.

Prank lands naked man in jail
KEY WEST, Fla. - A prosecutor who may have had a little too much to drink thought it would be funny to run naked across a parking lot and hop into a friend's car.

Prank lands naked man in jail
KEY WEST, Fla. - A prosecutor who may have had a little too much to drink thought it would be funny to run naked across a parking lot and hop into a friend's car.

Odds and Ends
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -When two Danish burglars realized someone had stolen the keys to their getaway car, they reacted like honest citizens and called the police.

Odds and Ends
CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, N.M. - This natural wonderland made it onto a list of 10 favorite hidden parks - but the list hid it even more, by locating it in Arizona.

Odds and Ends
CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, N.M. - This natural wonderland made it onto a list of 10 favorite hidden parks - but the list hid it even more, by locating it in Arizona.

Road Kill candy upsets animal rights activists
TRENTON, N.J. - Animal rights activists are disgusted by a new candy from Kraft Foods Inc. that's shaped like critters run over by cars - complete with tire treads.

Chipper Jones can see his career's end
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Chipper Jones may have that youthful-sounding nickname, but he knows the end of his career is closer than the beginning.

Chipper Jones can see his career's end
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Chipper Jones may have that youthful-sounding nickname, but he knows the end of his career is closer than the beginning.

Estrada brings old-school attitude to Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Johnny Estrada is a throwback. He wears his pants high, his stirrups low. He doesn't feel right leaving the field until his uniform is covered in dirt.

Estrada brings old-school attitude to Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Johnny Estrada is a throwback. He wears his pants high, his stirrups low. He doesn't feel right leaving the field until his uniform is covered in dirt.

Estrada brings old-school attitude to Braves

Chipper Jones can see his career's end

Predictions rely on stock market
WASHINGTON - Under President Bush's plan for Social Security, a 35-year-old woman earning $50,000 would see her benefits cut by $6,000 per year.

Predictions rely on stock market

More ethnic eateries pop up
Columbia County might be north of Richmond County, but when it comes to restaurants, south of the border might be a better description.

Existing home sales dip a little January
WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes edged down a slight 0.1 percent in January as attractive mortgage rates continued to support strong demand in the housing market, a real estate trade group reported Friday.

Company looks for internal leak

Economy growth is better than initially thought
WASHINGTON - The economy grew at a solid 3.8 percent annual rate in the final quarter of 2004 - stronger than previously estimated- and an encouraging sign that the business expansion was firmly entrenched at the start of the new year.

Pupils learn ins and outs of stock trading
Middle schoolers learn a lot of things as they enter their teen years, but the lessons of adolescence usually don't include stock trading, high finance and business management.

Qwest revises bid for MCI
DENVER - MCI Inc. stood by its $6.7 billion deal Friday to merge with Verizon Communications Inc. despite an improved $8 billion bid to acquire the long-distance telephone company submitted a day earlier by Qwest Communications International Inc.

Sizemore leaves chamber post
The outgoing leader of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce had many to thank Thursday, but she was especially thankful no one took her lipstick away.

More ethnic eateries pop up
Columbia County might be north of Richmond County, but when it comes to restaurants, south of the border might be a better description.

Toothbrush plays song when it touches teeth
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Toymaker Hasbro Inc. plans to turn jawbones into headphones in an effort to tune out tooth decay.

Predictions rely on stock market
WASHINGTON - Under President Bush's plan for Social Security, a 35-year-old woman earning $50,000 would see her benefits cut by $6,000 per year.

Ailing chain gave CEO bonus
Four days before Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company agreed to pay President and CEO Peter Lynch a $1.5 million retention bonus.

Company looks for internal leak
ATLANTA - ChoicePoint Inc. chief executive Derek Smith said Thursday he is working around the clock to keep shareholders and customers from running away amid revelations that his company was duped into giving criminals access to its massive database of consumers' personal information.

Big-ticket factory orders fall in January

Sizemore leaves chamber post
The outgoing leader of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce had many to thank Thursday, but she was especially thankful no one took her lipstick away.

Sizemore leaves chamber post

Developers aim to improve area's economy
Augusta has a long way to go before it catches up with the Greenvilles and Charlottes of the country, but a group of developers is trying.

Big-ticket factory orders fall in January
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell 0.9 percent in January, the worst showing in three months, as demand for commercial aircraft fell sharply, the government reported Thursday.

Existing home sales dip a little January
WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes edged down a slight 0.1 percent in January as attractive mortgage rates continued to support strong demand in the housing market, a real estate trade group reported Friday.

Company looks for internal leak
ATLANTA - ChoicePoint Inc. chief executive Derek Smith said Thursday he is working around the clock to keep shareholders and customers from running away amid revelations that his company was duped into giving criminals access to its massive database of consumers' personal information.

Economy growth is better than initially thought
WASHINGTON - The economy grew at a solid 3.8 percent annual rate in the final quarter of 2004 - stronger than previously estimated- and an encouraging sign that the business expansion was firmly entrenched at the start of the new year.

Toothbrush plays song when it touches teeth
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Toymaker Hasbro Inc. plans to turn jawbones into headphones in an effort to tune out tooth decay.

Doughnut company announces investigation
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. said Thursday it is cooperating with an investigation by federal prosecutors from New York who want to interview current and former executives with the company.

Big-ticket factory orders fall in January
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell 0.9 percent in January, the worst showing in three months, as demand for commercial aircraft fell sharply, the government reported Thursday.

More ethnic eateries pop up

Analyst predicts volatile market
Financial analysts rarely make guarantees about the stock market. But that's exactly what John Lynch did Thursday during a presentation to Wachovia Bank officials and clients.

Existing home sales dip a little January

Economy growth is better than initially thought

Toothbrush plays song when it touches teeth

Clemson Lady Tigers top Georgia Tech
CLEMSON, S.C. - Tasha Taylor scored 13 points, including four consecutive free throws in the final minute, and had 10 assists to lead Clemson to a 58-49 win over Georgia Tech on Thursday night.

Ga. Tech, Florida St. named permanent basketball partners
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson will play Georgia Tech and Florida State at home and away in each of the next three years, according to the Atlantic Coast Conference's new 16 game schedule for its 12 team league.

Ga. Tech, Florida St. named permanent basketball partners

Ga. Tech, Florida St. named permanent basketball partners
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson will play Georgia Tech and Florida State at home and away in each of the next three years, according to the Atlantic Coast Conference's new 16 game schedule for its 12 team league.

Paine likes its position for title

Keep an eye on Paine men

Now, this is choice
It's quite possible, says columnist Cal Thomas, that women get more information at the supermarket, the bank and the automobile showroom than they get at most abortion clinics.

U.S., E.U. unity for real?
The "spin" on President George W. Bush's unity and reconciliation meetings this week with Europe's leaders is that it was a success, as most differences over Iraq were laid to rest and all 26 NATO nations pledged money, equipment or personnel to help train Iraqi security forces.

A sacred duty
Terri Schiavo's legal seesaw teetered toward life this week, if tenuously. The death sentence for the innocent woman was, thankfully, delayed for more lawyerly contortions.

Let doctors decide
There was a lot of media and legal hysteria over Cox-2 pain inhibitors after the giant pharmaceutical firm Merck withdrew Vioxx from the market last fall when clinical trials revealed it doubled the risk of heart disease.

Uncertainty's acidic touch

The remorse of Brutus

The remorse of Brutus
Doug Wead stabbed his old friend squarely in the back.

Uncertainty's acidic touch
How good is your imagination? Can you imagine stumbling along the streets of New York or the beaches of South Asia looking for the ones you love, the people who made up the steel and concrete of your life, until one sudden moment swept them away?

The remorse of Brutus
Doug Wead stabbed his old friend squarely in the back.

Let doctors decide
There was a lot of media and legal hysteria over Cox-2 pain inhibitors after the giant pharmaceutical firm Merck withdrew Vioxx from the market last fall when clinical trials revealed it doubled the risk of heart disease.

Uncertainty's acidic touch
How good is your imagination? Can you imagine stumbling along the streets of New York or the beaches of South Asia looking for the ones you love, the people who made up the steel and concrete of your life, until one sudden moment swept them away?

U.S., E.U. unity for real?

Let doctors decide

A sacred duty

A sacred duty
Terri Schiavo's legal seesaw teetered toward life this week, if tenuously. The death sentence for the innocent woman was, thankfully, delayed for more lawyerly contortions.

U.S., E.U. unity for real?
The "spin" on President George W. Bush's unity and reconciliation meetings this week with Europe's leaders is that it was a success, as most differences over Iraq were laid to rest and all 26 NATO nations pledged money, equipment or personnel to help train Iraqi security forces.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ry Cooder loved riding around Los Angeles from his home in Santa Monica, Calif., as a youngster, seeing all the different neighborhoods.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ry Cooder loved riding around Los Angeles from his home in Santa Monica, Calif., as a youngster, seeing all the different neighborhoods.

Divorce papers allege Lohan's father threatened family
NEW YORK - The father of teen movie star Lindsay Lohan threatened to kill his estranged wife and children, according to allegations in divorce papers.

Journalist will be sorely missed
America has lost its id. On Sunday, in his Woody Creek, Colo., compound (it was never a home, always a compound), Hunter S. Thompson, the man who taught generations of readers that fear is to loathing as mom is to apple pie, took his own life.

'Final Fantasy' creator to make two games for new Xbox
SEATTLE - The creator of the "Final Fantasy" series of video games will work exclusively on making two games for the next version of Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox game console in a bid to help the company gain more popularity in Japan.

Jackson trial jurors reflect star's influence on community
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The jurors and alternates selected in the Michael Jackson molestation trial reflect the tremendous influence the pop star has had on the community surrounding his Neverland Ranch.

Jackson trial jurors reflect star's influence on community
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The jurors and alternates selected in the Michael Jackson molestation trial reflect the tremendous influence the pop star has had on the community surrounding his Neverland Ranch.

Divorce papers allege Lohan's father threatened family
NEW YORK - The father of teen movie star Lindsay Lohan threatened to kill his estranged wife and children, according to allegations in divorce papers.

Janus launches two new mutual funds in hopes of bringing back investors

Potential ID theft victims face a lifetime of vigilance
SAN FRANCISCO - Warren Lambert thought it was just another piece of junk mail until he read the letter more closely and learned that con artists may have obtained his Social Security number, name and address - just what they need to steal his identity and ruin his credit.

Janus launches two new mutual funds in hopes of bringing back investors
DENVER - Janus Capital Group Inc. launched two new mutual funds Friday, hoping to bring back investors who have pulled billions out of a company hit by scandal and lackluster performance.

Tax credit for low-wage workers can boost refunds
Millions of people each year qualify for the earned income tax credit but don't claim the benefit. It can mean much bigger refunds for low-wage workers, but its rules and qualifications can be confusing. Here are some common questions and answers about the tax credit:

AMT creeps further into less-wealthy ranks
WASHINGTON - Bad news. You've spent days trudging through tax forms only to run into a kink that eliminates most of your tax benefits and sticks you with a much bigger bill.

AMT creeps further into less-wealthy ranks

Janus launches two new mutual funds in hopes of bringing back investors
DENVER - Janus Capital Group Inc. launched two new mutual funds Friday, hoping to bring back investors who have pulled billions out of a company hit by scandal and lackluster performance.

Tax credit for low-wage workers can boost refunds

Muddy water makes it tough for sight fishing
Fishing for hybrids, striped bass and largemouth bass moved into full swing during spring-like weather conditions earlier this week.

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

Fishing tournaments

Muddy water makes it tough for sight fishing
Fishing for hybrids, striped bass and largemouth bass moved into full swing during spring-like weather conditions earlier this week.

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

Muddy water makes it tough for sight fishing

Saucer magnolias start their bloom
The large, purple, pink and white tulip-shape flowers of the Japanese magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana) are popping in the South and will be progressing northward as the weather warms, making you wish you had planted one or two.

Add a wildlife habitat to your yard
McLEANSVILLE, N.C. - Gary Carter is cashing in on the natural look. By converting his three-acre property into wildlife habitat, he turns camera-carrying visitors into paying customers while beefing up his own photo stocks.

Saucer magnolias start their bloom

Saucer magnolias start their bloom
The large, purple, pink and white tulip-shape flowers of the Japanese magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana) are popping in the South and will be progressing northward as the weather warms, making you wish you had planted one or two.

Baldcypress trees thrive in our area
Most people think baldcypress trees grow only in swamps, roots submerged in water and branches draped in Spanish moss.

Top seeds advance in soggy conditions
CARLSBAD, Calif. - Tiger Woods won his 13th consecutive match and all but one of the top 10 seeds advanced Thursday as the Match Play Championship finally got under way on a golf course still mostly underwater.

Top seeds advance in soggy conditions

Top seeds advance in soggy conditions
CARLSBAD, Calif. - Tiger Woods won his 13th consecutive match and all but one of the top 10 seeds advanced Thursday as the Match Play Championship finally got under way on a golf course still mostly underwater.

Tiger, Phil and Vijay sent packing early
So much for that dream match between Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods. Their only contest at the Match Play Championship on Friday was who was the first to clean out their lockers.

Top seeds advance in soggy conditions
CARLSBAD, Calif. - The Match Play Championship finally got under way on a golf course still underwater.

Golf: Wie in contention for SBS Open title
KAHUKU, Hawaii - Michelle Wie shot a second straight 2-under-par 70 Friday to get within three shots of the lead heading into the final round of the LPGA Tour's season-opening SBS Open.

Tiger, Phil and Vijay sent packing early

Tiger, Phil and Vijay sent packing early
So much for that dream match between Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods. Their only contest at the Match Play Championship on Friday was who was the first to clean out their lockers.

Top seeds advance in soggy conditions
CARLSBAD, Calif. - The Match Play Championship finally got under way on a golf course still underwater.

Howell won't get shot at Woods
CARLSBAD, Calif. - They're good friends and share membership at the same exclusive Orlando, Fla., golf club, but Charles Howell and Tiger Woods will have to wait again to meet head-to-head on the PGA Tour.

Top seeds advance in soggy conditions

Greenbrier relies on stars to win

Eagles get sound win vs. Indians

Pressure gets to Josey girls

Inspired Wildcats continue journey

Westside falls to Greater Atlanta Christian

Caller ID, remote control make world a happy place
I took a day off earlier this week and came to the conclusion that modern technology has just about reached its pinnacle.

Caller ID, remote control make world a happy place
I took a day off earlier this week and came to the conclusion that modern technology has just about reached its pinnacle.

Police must enforce traffic laws
Frankly, most laws on the books are rarely enforced. I am a jogger and spend hours on the streets of west Augusta every week.John Bacha, Augusta

County's school system must be fixed
It's about time someone addressed the failure of our present school superintendent, Charles Larke.James S. Dickens, Hephzibah

Threats to teachers are appalling

It boils down to your perspective
Recently, Howard Dean was appointed the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee. During a speech, he said the following: "You think the RNC could get this many people of color into a single room? Maybe if they got the hotel staff in there."Mary Beth Seaha, Aiken, S.C.

Threats to teachers are appalling
I am a former Richmond County teacher and a Richmond County Sallie Mae First Year Teacher of the Year recipient. Alicia Turnage, Sugar Hill, Ga.

SRS could return thousands of acres
As a follow-up to your Feb. 21 editorial "Boost DOE fees," you might suggest that Aiken County also ask the U.S. Department of Energy to return to our county the 4,000 acres north of U.S. Highway 278. Fred Christensen, Aiken, S.C.

Iraqi freedom is worth the fight

Critics of war are not unpatriotic
Regarding Charles Kimbrough's Jan. 12 letter, "Rights include the right to emigrate": It was the second or third response to an earlier Anne Cook letter, "President's war agenda is evil."Stephen Barrow, Aiken, S.C.

Iraqi freedom is worth the fight
John Kennedy's 1961 inaugural address is best remembered for the line, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Mike Fulford, Evans

School vacation schedule is wrong
When you get cut, what do you do? You wash it and then put a Band-Aid on it, right? But after a few days, what happens? John Wilson, Evans

Police must enforce traffic laws
Frankly, most laws on the books are rarely enforced. I am a jogger and spend hours on the streets of west Augusta every week.John Bacha, Augusta

It boils down to your perspective
Recently, Howard Dean was appointed the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee. During a speech, he said the following: "You think the RNC could get this many people of color into a single room? Maybe if they got the hotel staff in there."Mary Beth Seaha, Aiken, S.C.

Iraqi freedom is worth the fight
John Kennedy's 1961 inaugural address is best remembered for the line, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Mike Fulford, Evans

Critics of war are not unpatriotic
Regarding Charles Kimbrough's Jan. 12 letter, "Rights include the right to emigrate": It was the second or third response to an earlier Anne Cook letter, "President's war agenda is evil."Stephen Barrow, Aiken, S.C.

County's school system must be fixed

It boils down to your perspective

Police must enforce traffic laws

Critics of war are not unpatriotic

Threats to teachers are appalling
I am a former Richmond County teacher and a Richmond County Sallie Mae First Year Teacher of the Year recipient. Alicia Turnage, Sugar Hill, Ga.

County's school system must be fixed
It's about time someone addressed the failure of our present school superintendent, Charles Larke.James S. Dickens, Hephzibah

Museum exhibits trace modern glamour

Curtain going up on cars, trucks for '06 model year

Milan winter fashion is as varied as an outdoor market

Benefit dinner features doctors who cook

Neon's top SRT-4 model has power

Living briefs

Same name, but Sportage is all new

Style briefs

Museum exhibits trace modern glamour
NEW YORK - For something to be glamorous, it needs to be sexy, luxurious, elegant and romantic - all at the same time.

Curtain going up on cars, trucks for '06 model year
More than two dozen new cars and truck models will arrive at dealerships before the traditional model year starts Oct. 1.

Neon's top SRT-4 model has power
The Dodge Neon compact sedan has been around since 1994. But its younger, sporty SRT-4 version surprises with its boisterous personality.

Curtain going up on cars, trucks for '06 model year
More than two dozen new cars and truck models will arrive at dealerships before the traditional model year starts Oct. 1.

Benefit dinner features doctors who cook
Doctors Who Cook, the annual tasting event benefiting the Medical College of Georgia's Children's Heart Program, has come a long way in its nine-year existence.

Same name, but Sportage is all new
Kia kept the Sportage name but changed just about everything else in readying its compact sport utility vehicle for a return to the United States this year.

Milan winter fashion is as varied as an outdoor market
MILAN, Italy - The current round of preview showings for the winter 2005-2006, resembles an open air market. It's all about pick and choose with designers displaying their talents in a myriad of styles.

Same name, but Sportage is all new
Kia kept the Sportage name but changed just about everything else in readying its compact sport utility vehicle for a return to the United States this year.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Milan winter fashion is as varied as an outdoor market
MILAN, Italy - The current round of preview showings for the winter 2005-2006, resembles an open air market. It's all about pick and choose with designers displaying their talents in a myriad of styles.

Benefit dinner features doctors who cook
Doctors Who Cook, the annual tasting event benefiting the Medical College of Georgia's Children's Heart Program, has come a long way in its nine-year existence.

Museum exhibits trace modern glamour
NEW YORK - For something to be glamorous, it needs to be sexy, luxurious, elegant and romantic - all at the same time.

Style briefs
NEW YORK - Designer Michael Kors does his fair share of traveling; he goes all over the world looking both for inspiration and for in-store appearances.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Neon's top SRT-4 model has power
The Dodge Neon compact sedan has been around since 1994. But its younger, sporty SRT-4 version surprises with its boisterous personality.

Style briefs
NEW YORK - Designer Michael Kors does his fair share of traveling; he goes all over the world looking both for inspiration and for in-store appearances.

Lynx: Additions get new chance
Regan Darby called last year's run to the Kelly Cup "the best experience I ever had."

Lynx: Additions get new chance

Lynx: Additions get new chance
Regan Darby called last year's run to the Kelly Cup "the best experience I ever had."

Eight's enough to beat Lynx
DULUTH, Ga. - Seven minutes into the game, Augusta had changed goaltenders twice, which pretty much says everything about the outcome.

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

Educator works to erase gap
AIKEN - While students at Wagener-Salley High School were studying black history Friday, one local black educator was making history - reaching out to black students who are behind in school.

Students compete in test of intellect
Move over, football, basketball and baseball. It's academics that is carrying Cross Creek High School to a state championship competition.

Work of Grace

Kid of the Day

Panel to seek city OK to demolish properties

Authority lets five stay past terms' end

Week saw GOP advance agenda

Rants and Raves
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Mercury-using plant criticized

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Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A push to name a Capitol office building for the late U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell was approved in the Senate on Friday, sending the plan to the desk of Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Airport gets funding for radio equipment

Across the area
Medical College of Georgia Hospital laboratory officials confirmed Friday that a young child has been hospitalized with bacterial meningitis, according to a news release from the Division of Public Health's East Central Health District.

Isakson: Bases expect to survive closures

Work of Grace
Work of GraceIron worker Raymond Cowan, of Gator Cochran Construction, screws down steel flooring during work on a new fellowship hall at Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta.

At 95, doctor isn't ready to retire
W.G. "Curly" Watson is telling a story about his friend and former colleague, Ty Cobb Jr., when a squad of nurses and employees at University Hospital suddenly begin clapping and chanting "Happy Birthday."

Week saw GOP advance agenda
ATLANTA - Republican leaders of the General Assembly saw mixed results for their legislative agenda last week, with several major bills advancing while others lingered in doubt.

Mercury-using plant criticized
Environmental groups have accused the chlorine industry - and an Olin facility in Augusta they characterize as obsolete - of irresponsibly clinging to outdated technology that releases excess mercury into the environment.

Educator works to erase gap

Authority lets five stay past terms' end
Five of the Augusta Canal Authority's 12 members are serving long after their appointed terms have expired, and a sixth member - Authority Chairman Bob Woodhurst - was replaced this week with a District 2 appointee named by Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams.

Across the area
An Augusta lawyer has been arrested on drug possession charges, officials said Thursday.

Storyteller leads pupils back in time
Storyteller Kitty Wilson Evans was so realistic in her portrayal of a slave that a third-grader at A. Brian Merry Elementary School couldn't help but ask: Are you a real slave?

Vote on secrecy bill is delayed in Senate

Across the area

Congressional map gains committees' OK

Building's facade ordered off

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

Across Georgia

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Authority lets five stay past terms' end
Five of the Augusta Canal Authority's 12 members are serving long after their appointed terms have expired, and a sixth member - Authority Chairman Bob Woodhurst - was replaced this week with a District 2 appointee named by Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams.

Isakson: Bases expect to survive closures
Military bases across Georgia are confident they'll survive the upcoming round of base closures, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said.

SRS gets more bad budget news

Capitol conference
Diane Frey (left), of Carrollton, Ga., and Marc Fuentes, 13, of Cumming, Ga., participate in Disability Day at the Capitol in Atlanta.

SRS gets more bad budget news
More than money worries and a thorny liability dispute with the Russians threaten the construction of a proposed plant at Savannah River Site that would convert surplus, weapons-grade plutonium into nuclear power plant fuel.

Vote on secrecy bill is delayed in Senate
ATLANTA - A measure that would temporarily shield economic-development negotiations from public view was abruptly yanked from the Senate floor Thursday, after Republican sponsors of the bill began to doubt the proposal would pass.

Ex-workers relate to job uncertainty
AIKEN - Tom Meeseman knows the dread and apprehension felt by Savannah River Site employees living under the shadow of a massive layoff.

Across the area
An Augusta lawyer has been arrested on drug possession charges, officials said Thursday.

Missing-person cases vary widely
Megan Soske walked out the door of her grandmother's Goshen Road home Jan. 20 and hasn't been seen since. The 17-year-old teenager is one of about 60 people who have run away, left home or simply disappeared in Richmond County so far in 2005, leaving friends and family to worry and wonder about their safety, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Airport gets funding for radio equipment
Newness is a recurring theme at Augusta Regional Airport. As airport officials prepare for work to begin in April on the new, state-of-the-art terminal, they say they're also anticipating the installation of a new radio system and the opening of a secondary runway - both projects to replace outdated equivalents.

Fort Discovery plans for upgrades, CEO
With this year's financial picture improving, Fort Discovery officials say they are moving forward to make upgrades at the riverfront science center and hire a new CEO to run things.

Correction
An item on Page 3 of Thursday's Applause section of The Augusta Chronicle listed the wrong date for a performance by Stacie Collins.

Man is convicted of attack
Jermaine L. Ramsey dodged several felony convictions in the few years since he became an adult, a sheriff's investigator said.

Essays acknowledge black history-makers

Panel to seek city OK to demolish properties
An Augusta engineering subcommittee agreed Friday to move forward with seizing and redeveloping properties in the drug-infested Dover, Lyman and Miles streets residential area off U.S. Highway 1 in south Augusta.

News you can use

Water plan might get broader
First know this: Billy Clayton says the days Columbia County residents can water outside are not being changed.

Water plan might get broader

Mother gives birth to girl on road
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Jessica Eddy had given birth twice before, just never at this speed. As a veteran, she wasn't too nervous about having a third child.

Work of Grace
Work of GraceIron worker Raymond Cowan, of Gator Cochran Construction, screws down steel flooring during work on a new fellowship hall at Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta.

Students compete in test of intellect

Week saw GOP advance agenda
ATLANTA - Republican leaders of the General Assembly saw mixed results for their legislative agenda last week, with several major bills advancing while others lingered in doubt.

Correction

Re-enactors are captured on film
AIKEN - As the thunder of cannon fire and the acrid scent of black powder fills the air this weekend, onlookers will catch a glimpse of history relived in front of cameras at the annual Battle of Aiken.

Capitol conference

Essays acknowledge black history-makers
A high school student's inspiring words about her principal won her top honors Thursday in the 2005 Black History Month Essay Contest.

Across Georgia

Correction
An item on Page 3 of Thursday's Applause section of The Augusta Chronicle listed the wrong date for a performance by Stacie Collins.

Missing-person cases vary widely

Building's facade ordered off
The owners of Richmond Summit Apartments must immediately remove a stucco facade covering several storefront windows after the Augusta-Richmond County Historic Preservation Commission decided Thursday the owners had violated federal and local historic design guidelines by changing the building's appearance.

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Kid of the Day
Taliyah Latoya Allen is today's Kid of the Day.

17-year-old faces burglary charges
Richmond County sheriff's investigators have arrested a 17-year-old who they say is responsible for numerous burglaries in west and south Augusta, officials said Thursday.

Across the area

Capitol conference
Diane Frey (left), of Carrollton, Ga., and Marc Fuentes, 13, of Cumming, Ga., participate in Disability Day at the Capitol in Atlanta.

Senate OKs PeachCare bill

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Senate OKs PeachCare bill
ATLANTA - Thousands of PeachCare for Kids' recipients across the state would be moved to managed-care plans resembling health maintenance organizations under a bill that passed the Senate on Friday.

Vote on secrecy bill is delayed in Senate
ATLANTA - A measure that would temporarily shield economic-development negotiations from public view was abruptly yanked from the Senate floor Thursday, after Republican sponsors of the bill began to doubt the proposal would pass.

Congressional map gains committees' OK
ATLANTA - The Augusta area would continue to be split into one Republican-leaning congressional district and another that favors a Democratic candidate under a redistricting plan passed by state House and Senate committees Friday.

Airport gets funding for radio equipment
Newness is a recurring theme at Augusta Regional Airport. As airport officials prepare for work to begin in April on the new, state-of-the-art terminal, they say they're also anticipating the installation of a new radio system and the opening of a secondary runway - both projects to replace outdated equivalents.

Panel to seek city OK to demolish properties
An Augusta engineering subcommittee agreed Friday to move forward with seizing and redeveloping properties in the drug-infested Dover, Lyman and Miles streets residential area off U.S. Highway 1 in south Augusta.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint and Rep. Bob Inglis are part of a congressional delegation traveling to Iraq, Kuwait and Germany this week.

Congressional map gains committees' OK
ATLANTA - The Augusta area would continue to be split into one Republican-leaning congressional district and another that favors a Democratic candidate under a redistricting plan passed by state House and Senate committees Friday.

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - A father fatally stabbed his two young children, wounded three other children and then killed himself by slitting his throat after a domestic dispute, police said.

Senate OKs PeachCare bill
ATLANTA - Thousands of PeachCare for Kids' recipients across the state would be moved to managed-care plans resembling health maintenance organizations under a bill that passed the Senate on Friday.

Kid of the Day
Ashton Nicole Hamilton is today's Kid of the Day.

Educator works to erase gap
AIKEN - While students at Wagener-Salley High School were studying black history Friday, one local black educator was making history - reaching out to black students who are behind in school.

Students compete in test of intellect
Move over, football, basketball and baseball. It's academics that is carrying Cross Creek High School to a state championship competition.

Water plan might get broader
First know this: Billy Clayton says the days Columbia County residents can water outside are not being changed.

Missing-person cases vary widely
Megan Soske walked out the door of her grandmother's Goshen Road home Jan. 20 and hasn't been seen since. The 17-year-old teenager is one of about 60 people who have run away, left home or simply disappeared in Richmond County so far in 2005, leaving friends and family to worry and wonder about their safety, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

SRS gets more bad budget news
More than money worries and a thorny liability dispute with the Russians threaten the construction of a proposed plant at Savannah River Site that would convert surplus, weapons-grade plutonium into nuclear power plant fuel.

Ex-workers relate to job uncertainty
AIKEN - Tom Meeseman knows the dread and apprehension felt by Savannah River Site employees living under the shadow of a massive layoff.

At 95, doctor isn't ready to retire
W.G. "Curly" Watson is telling a story about his friend and former colleague, Ty Cobb Jr., when a squad of nurses and employees at University Hospital suddenly begin clapping and chanting "Happy Birthday."

Re-enactors are captured on film
AIKEN - As the thunder of cannon fire and the acrid scent of black powder fills the air this weekend, onlookers will catch a glimpse of history relived in front of cameras at the annual Battle of Aiken.

Mercury-using plant criticized
Environmental groups have accused the chlorine industry - and an Olin facility in Augusta they characterize as obsolete - of irresponsibly clinging to outdated technology that releases excess mercury into the environment.

Essays acknowledge black history-makers
A high school student's inspiring words about her principal won her top honors Thursday in the 2005 Black History Month Essay Contest.

Rants and Raves
We use Saturday's Rants & Raves to address comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle.

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - A father fatally stabbed his two young children, wounded three other children and then killed himself by slitting his throat after a domestic dispute, police said.

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Kid of the Day
Ashton Nicole Hamilton is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - An 83-year-old man died Friday, nearly a week after he was burned in a blaze that destroyed his condominium complex, Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said.

Building's facade ordered off
The owners of Richmond Summit Apartments must immediately remove a stucco facade covering sev¤eral storefront windows after the Augusta-Richmond County Historic Preservation Commission decided Thursday the owners had violated federal and local historic design guidelines by changing the building's appearance.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A push to name a Capitol office building for the late U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell was approved in the Senate on Friday, sending the plan to the desk of Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Ex-workers relate to job uncertainty

Across the area
Medical College of Georgia Hospital laboratory officials confirmed Friday that a young child has been hospitalized with bacterial meningitis, according to a news release from the Division of Public Health's East Central Health District.

Re-enactors are captured on film

Kid of the Day
Taliyah Latoya Allen is today's Kid of the Day.

Isakson: Bases expect to survive closures
Military bases across Georgia are confident they'll survive the upcoming round of base closures, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said.

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Arrest warrant issued for rapper in child support case
HAMILTON, Ohio - An arrest warrant has been issued for the Grammy-winning rap artist known as Krayzie Bone after he allegedly was a no-show for a hearing in a child support case.

Member of Gladys Knight & the Pips dies
ATLANTA - Edward Patten, a member of the music group Gladys Knight & The Pips, died early Friday morning at a hospital in Michigan. He was 65.

Member of Gladys Knight & the Pips dies

Arrest warrant issued for rapper in child support case
HAMILTON, Ohio - An arrest warrant has been issued for the Grammy-winning rap artist known as Krayzie Bone after he allegedly was a no-show for a hearing in a child support case.

Member of Gladys Knight & the Pips dies
ATLANTA - Edward Patten, a member of the music group Gladys Knight & The Pips, died early Friday morning at a hospital in Michigan. He was 65.

Arrest warrant issued for rapper in child support case

New NASCAR rules debut at California

Gordon, other drivers need to qualify at California

Gordon, other drivers need to qualify at California
FONTANA, Calif. - Robby Gordon just wants to go racing. A week ago, Gordon failed to make the field for the Daytona 500 despite finishing seventh in his 150-mile qualifying race.

New NASCAR rules debut at California
FONTANA, Calif. - NASCAR drivers will be competing under a new set of rules this weekend at California Speedway.

New NASCAR rules debut at California
FONTANA, Calif. - NASCAR drivers will be competing under a new set of rules this weekend at California Speedway.

Gordon, other drivers need to qualify at California
FONTANA, Calif. - Robby Gordon just wants to go racing. A week ago, Gordon failed to make the field for the Daytona 500 despite finishing seventh in his 150-mile qualifying race.

Rebuilding Hawks send Walker to Celtics
BOSTON - The NBA's worst team is getting worse. For the second year in a row, the Atlanta Hawks used the trade deadline to dump a big-name player.

Keep an eye on Paine men
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Keep an eye on Paine men
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Paine likes its position for title
Lamario Latson and his teammates aren't bothered by the fact that Albany State already wrapped up the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title.

Paine likes its position for title
Lamario Latson and his teammates aren't bothered by the fact that Albany State already wrapped up the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title.

Falcons' Jasper unsure of future

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Mr. Tony Holloway    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mr. Donald E. Haggerty    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mrs. Mary Clingan Lovett    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence O'Neal    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Lloyd K. Reese, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, GA.)
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Mr. Cecil Chalker    (GIBSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Bussey Bunch    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Kenneth Austin Fells    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mattie Lue Bell Jones    (STILLMORE, Ga.)
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Mr. Carl B. "Red" Whitfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Keith Leonard Simpkins    (ORLANDO, Fla.)
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Mr. Russell Lane Bohler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. W.L. Ingram    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Tony Holloway    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Miss Annie Holden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Marguerite K. Hinesley    (CAMAK, Ga.)
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Mr. Raymond P. Puente    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mr. John J. Reynolds, II    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Clarence O'Neal    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Stevens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Ronald Walker    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Blanch McKeller    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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Mr. Kenneth Austin Fells    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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Mr. Shepherd Wright (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty June Gray Brand (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lurinda Sallywhite (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Walker Means (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Jones (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Holloway (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Marguerite K. Hinesley (CAMAK, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Tarver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Turner Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommie Tennyson, Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Clingan Lovett (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Alex Lundy (LEXINGTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah D. Rivers (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Daniels (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Tyler Wade (BATH , S.C.)

Mrs. Izolar Haynes (ASHTON, S.C.)

Mr. Keith Leonard Simpkins (ORLANDO, Fla.)

Mr. Thomas Stevens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Holloway (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosalyn Allen (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Oglesby Bragg (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie L. Reese (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence O'Neal (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Oliver Benning, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Everett Cliett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maxine Sealand (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Campbell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luther E. Lewis (PLEASANT, S.C.)

Mr. Fred Thomas (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Charlie Mae Jasper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche McKeller (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence O'Neal (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Climons (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Boudry B. Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Cardell Bragg (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lonnie Davis Holmes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alex Lundy (LEXINGTON, S.C.)

Miss Annie Holden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles F. Breiner (NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.)

Mr. Lloyd K. Reese, Jr. (AUGUSTA, GA.)

Mr. Willie Albert Butler (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Austin Fells (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Lamar Chap Mimbs (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Donald E. Haggerty (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Lue Bell Jones (STILLMORE, Ga.)

Mr. Carl B. "Red" Whitfield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond P. Puente (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Viola E. Harris Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John M. Weibel, Sr. (CONCORD, N.C.)

Mr. John J. Reynolds, II (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. W.L. Ingram (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Ellis Coxe (GEORGETOWN, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Chavous (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mr. Tyler Wade (BATH , S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth Austin Fells (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond P. Puente (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Albert Butler (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Hannah McGruder (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Ms. Lila Mae Huss (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John L. Nickolson (SYLACAUGA, AL.)

Mrs. Phyllis M. Montgomery (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John M. Weibel, Sr. (CONCORD, NC)

Braydon Ikeal Coleman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ann Whaley Williams (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite K. Hinesley (CAMAK, Ga.)

Mr. Keith Leonard Simpkins (ORLANDO, Fla.)

Mr. John Louie Kitchens (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanch McKeller (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Mary Agnes Edwards (AUGUSTA, Ga. )

Mrs. Vivian Sapp (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. William Flourney, Sr. (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Graham, Sr. (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. George Everett Cliett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Thompson (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Russell Lane Bohler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Michael Murphy, M.D. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Companies pay stars for red carpet exposure

Nun is subject of Oscar-nominated film
WHIPPANY, N.J. - Sister Rose Thering recalls that, even as a little girl, the words just didn't sound right: Did the Jews really kill Jesus?

Hangin' with Oscar's writers
LOS ANGELES - Surrounded by stand-ins accepting plaster Oscar statuettes at the Kodak Theatre, the Academy Awards writing team surveyed cardboard versions of Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Renee Zellweger and other stars.

Academy hopes Rock will stir up controversial buzz
The producers of this year's Academy Awards have cynically tried to make up for the buzz lost to the nominating snubs of Fahrenheit 9/11 and The Passion of the Christ - the two most-talked-about movies of 2004 - by instead choosing an edgy and profane comedian, Chris Rock, as the host of Sunday night's ceremony.

Will this year's Oscars measure up?

Companies pay stars for red carpet exposure
NEW YORK - With the Oscar red carpet serving as the world's top fashion runway, designers aren't leaving who wears what to chance.

Hangin' with Oscar's writers

The science of Oscar outfits
What some of Hollywood's most stylish stars wear on the red carpet - and why:

Nun is subject of Oscar-nominated film
WHIPPANY, N.J. - Sister Rose Thering recalls that, even as a little girl, the words just didn't sound right: Did the Jews really kill Jesus?

Will this year's Oscars measure up?
I started this movie reviewing gig in early 1994 with a screening of Blink, a blink-and-you-missed-it yarn about a blind woman in some sort of peril.

Hangin' with Oscar's writers
LOS ANGELES - Surrounded by stand-ins accepting plaster Oscar statuettes at the Kodak Theatre, the Academy Awards writing team surveyed cardboard versions of Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Renee Zellweger and other stars.

The science of Oscar outfits
What some of Hollywood's most stylish stars wear on the red carpet - and why:

The science of Oscar outfits

Will this year's Oscars measure up?
I started this movie reviewing gig in early 1994 with a screening of Blink, a blink-and-you-missed-it yarn about a blind woman in some sort of peril.

Nun is subject of Oscar-nominated film

Companies pay stars for red carpet exposure
NEW YORK - With the Oscar red carpet serving as the world's top fashion runway, designers aren't leaving who wears what to chance.

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Hoffa's chase nears its end

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It seems only the rain can stop Sam Barth these days. Inclement weather forced the postponement of Thursday's Augusta State home game against Anderson. No make-up date has been announced.

Hoffa's chase nears its end
ATHENS, Ga. - Adam Nelson and Reese Hoffa have been chasing $25,000 all winter. Fortunately for the two burly, world-class shot putters, they don't have to run to catch it.

Overtime
Mark Joehnk's two-out single in the 10th inning gave USC Aiken an 8-7 victory over No. 23 Catawba at Roberto Hernandez Stadium in Aiken.

Hoffa's chase nears its end
ATHENS, Ga. - Adam Nelson and Reese Hoffa have been chasing $25,000 all winter. Fortunately for the two burly, world-class shot putters, they don't have to run to catch it.

Overtime
It seems only the rain can stop Sam Barth these days. Inclement weather forced the postponement of Thursday's Augusta State home game against Anderson. No make-up date has been announced.

Overtime
Mark Joehnk's two-out single in the 10th inning gave USC Aiken an 8-7 victory over No. 23 Catawba at Roberto Hernandez Stadium in Aiken.

Westside falls to Greater Atlanta Christian
ROME, Ga. -- One team took the floor and acted like it belonged in the second round of the Georgia High School Association Class AA girls basketball tournament.

Greenbrier relies on stars to win
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The Greenbrier girls basketball team relied on role players to advance to the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.

Pressure gets to Josey girls
ROME, Ga. - The audition for the Elite Eight ended in bitter fashion for the best teams in Region 7-AA.

Eagles get sound win vs. Indians
ROME, Ga. - The James Brown tune Payback would have been a fine anthem Friday night at the Rome Forum.

Inspired Wildcats continue journey
As the seconds ticked off the clock Saturday at Mercer University, Westminster basketball coach Mark Tebbs couldn't help but smile.

Pressure gets to Josey girls
ROME, Ga. - The audition for the Elite Eight ended in bitter fashion for the best teams in Region 7-AA.

Eagles get sound win vs. Indians
ROME, Ga. - The James Brown tune Payback would have been a fine anthem Friday night at the Rome Forum.

Westside falls to Greater Atlanta Christian
ROME, Ga. -- One team took the floor and acted like it belonged in the second round of the Georgia High School Association Class AA girls basketball tournament.

Neva helps end story for Westminster boys
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Westminster Wildcats' season came to an end Friday night in the GISA Class AAA Final Four with a 55-48 loss to Fellowship Christian at Georgia College & State University's Centennial Center.

John Hancock's run ends in semis
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- John Hancock's girls made it to the GISA Class A state semifinals, and they'll have to settle for that.

Dade stampedes past Laney
Rome, Ga. -- There are times when there is no need to search for the should have or the if only.

Inspired Wildcats continue journey
As the seconds ticked off the clock Saturday at Mercer University, Westminster basketball coach Mark Tebbs couldn't help but smile.

Greenbrier relies on stars to win
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The Greenbrier girls basketball team relied on role players to advance to the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.

Falcons' Jasper unsure of future
INDIANAPOLIS - The Atlanta Falcons still don't know if starting nose tackle Ed Jasper will retire or return for his ninth NFL season.

Falcons' Jasper unsure of future
INDIANAPOLIS - The Atlanta Falcons still don't know if starting nose tackle Ed Jasper will retire or return for his ninth NFL season.

Anglican leaders, divided over homosexuality
NEWRY, Northern Ireland - Anglican leaders struggling to resolve explosive differences over homosexuality have asked the U.S. Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada to withdraw from a key council of their global communion for three years - a move some feared could be the first step toward a permanent split.

Faith Digest
Missions and Evangelism are the topics for the second annual outreach celebration, which continues today and Sunday at Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church, 1330 Monte Sano Ave.

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

Papal resignations rare, but not unprecedented
With Pope John Paul II's recent health crises, talk that he might consider resigning has intensified. Yet most popes have rejected that idea, even though the option remains available to them under church law.

Does creation story have links with pagan myths?
It's among the most famous sentences ever written: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."

Papal resignations rare, but not unprecedented
With Pope John Paul II's recent health crises, talk that he might consider resigning has intensified. Yet most popes have rejected that idea, even though the option remains available to them under church law.

Black churches work to involve community, improve area
To many people living around Tabernacle Baptist Church on Laney-Walker Boulevard, the Rev. Otis Moss III is "Rev." even if they don't go to his church.

Conference at Vineyard is on music
Today's "worship artist" evolved from the crossover between popular music and praise and worship while eluding any denominational tag.

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

Faith Digest
Missions and Evangelism are the topics for the second annual outreach celebration, which continues today and Sunday at Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church, 1330 Monte Sano Ave.

Black churches work to involve community, improve area
To many people living around Tabernacle Baptist Church on Laney-Walker Boulevard, the Rev. Otis Moss III is "Rev." even if they don't go to his church.

Students enroll for biblical Hebrew
Though he was never one for languages, Vern Keszler responded to a radio ad two or three years ago offering lessons in biblical Hebrew.

Vatican sees Pope's suffering as important message
VATICAN CITY - Young and vigorous when he assumed the papacy, Pope John Paul II has been a picture of pain and suffering in recent years, a bent figure with trembling hands and quavering voice.

Does creation story have links with pagan myths?
It's among the most famous sentences ever written: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."

Anglican leaders, divided over homosexuality
NEWRY, Northern Ireland - Anglican leaders struggling to resolve explosive differences over homosexuality have asked the U.S. Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada to withdraw from a key council of their global communion for three years - a move some feared could be the first step toward a permanent split.

Vatican sees Pope's suffering as important message
VATICAN CITY - Young and vigorous when he assumed the papacy, Pope John Paul II has been a picture of pain and suffering in recent years, a bent figure with trembling hands and quavering voice.

Students enroll for biblical Hebrew
Though he was never one for languages, Vern Keszler responded to a radio ad two or three years ago offering lessons in biblical Hebrew.

AMT creeps further into less-wealthy ranks
WASHINGTON - Bad news. You've spent days trudging through tax forms only to run into a kink that eliminates most of your tax benefits and sticks you with a much bigger bill.

Tax credit for low-wage workers can boost refunds
Millions of people each year qualify for the earned income tax credit but don't claim the benefit. It can mean much bigger refunds for low-wage workers, but its rules and qualifications can be confusing. Here are some common questions and answers about the tax credit:

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Feb. 14-20. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

Quentin Tarantino to direct 'CSI' finale

Teenager plays soulful surfer on 'Summerland'

Quentin Tarantino to direct 'CSI' finale
LOS ANGELES - "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" is going to get the Quentin Tarantino touch.

Teenager plays soulful surfer on 'Summerland'
LOS ANGELES - Jesse McCartney's career is riding a wave in more ways than one.

Teenager plays soulful surfer on 'Summerland'
LOS ANGELES - Jesse McCartney's career is riding a wave in more ways than one.

Quentin Tarantino to direct 'CSI' finale
LOS ANGELES - "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" is going to get the Quentin Tarantino touch.

Divorce papers allege Lohan's father threatened family

Jackson trial jurors reflect star's influence on community

People in the News

Defensive ends coach to stay
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's next defensive ends coach is its former one. On the night before Jon Fabris was to begin his first day on the job at Oklahoma, he reversed course and has rejoined coach Mark Richt's staff, citing "personal matters."

Defensive ends coach to stay
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's next defensive ends coach is its former one. On the night before Jon Fabris was to begin his first day on the job at Oklahoma, he reversed course and has rejoined coach Mark Richt's staff, citing "personal matters."

Fabris to stay with UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - Less than a week after accepting a job at Oklahoma, Georgia defensive ends coach Jon Fabris decided to remain in Athens, Georgia coach Mark Richt announced Friday.

Defensive ends coach to stay

South Carolina beats Kentucky
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Iva Sliskovic scored 16 points, hitting all eight of her shots, and pulled down a career-best 15 rebounds as South Carolina beat Kentucky 60-47 on Thursday night.

Road Kill candy upsets animal rights activists

Odds and Ends

Prank lands naked man in jail

Odds and Ends

Students enroll for biblical Hebrew

Does creation story have links with pagan myths?

Faith Digest

Anglican leaders, divided over homosexuality

Faith Calendar

Vatican sees Pope's suffering as important message

Papal resignations rare, but not unprecedented

Black churches work to involve community, improve area