Museum gala to feature Southern sparkle
The Morris Museum of Art wants to infuse its 11th annual black tie gala with some Southern sparkle.

Museum gala to feature Southern sparkle
The Morris Museum of Art wants to infuse its 11th annual black tie gala with some Southern sparkle.

Artist's yarns depict Southern, African traditions
Annie Greene has been stringing art lovers along for more than 30 years.

Museum gala to feature Southern sparkle

Artist's yarns depict Southern, African traditions
Annie Greene has been stringing art lovers along for more than 30 years.

Artist's yarns depict Southern, African traditions

Artist's yarns depict Southern, African traditions

Artist's yarns depict Southern, African traditions
Annie Greene has been stringing art lovers along for more than 30 years.

Baseball starts new era of drug testing
TAMPA, Fla. - On the first day of baseball's new era of drug testing, Steve Howe of all people happened to be in the New York Yankees clubhouse.

Welcome home

Baseball: Evans freshman is off to fast start
Evans freshman Kevin Millward stepped up to the plate for the first at-bat of his high school baseball career Thursday night at home against Hephzibah.

Baseball: Evans freshman is off to fast start

Red Sox savor win at White House ceremony

Welcome home
Augusta State's Jen Tomlinson is greeted after she hit a solo home run in the sixth inning to put the Jaguars up 4-1 Tuesday against USC Aiken at Diamond Lakes Park.

Baseball: Evans freshman is off to fast start
Evans freshman Kevin Millward stepped up to the plate for the first at-bat of his high school baseball career Thursday night at home against Hephzibah.

Welcome home
Augusta State's Jen Tomlinson is greeted after she hit a solo home run in the sixth inning to put the Jaguars up 4-1 Tuesday against USC Aiken at Diamond Lakes Park.

Baseball starts new era of drug testing
TAMPA, Fla. - On the first day of baseball's new era of drug testing, Steve Howe of all people happened to be in the New York Yankees clubhouse.

Red Sox savor win at White House ceremony
WASHINGTON - The Boston Red Sox finally made it to the White House on Wednesday, savoring one of the last fruits of their World Series victory before launching their quest for a repeat.

Baseball starts new era of drug testing

Red Sox savor win at White House ceremony
WASHINGTON - The Boston Red Sox finally made it to the White House on Wednesday, savoring one of the last fruits of their World Series victory before launching their quest for a repeat.

Celebrity is another form of identification

Odds and Ends
ORLANDO, Fla. - If drivers can't read Erik Rivera's sign, they might be going too fast.

Odds and Ends
ORLANDO, Fla. - If drivers can't read Erik Rivera's sign, they might be going too fast.

Man fights to keep stickers of topless female devils on car
SANTA FE, N.M. - The ACLU is going to court over a case of sticker shock.

Man fights to keep stickers of topless female devils on car
SANTA FE, N.M. - The ACLU is going to court over a case of sticker shock.

Braves beat Dodgers, 9-8
VERO BEACH, Fla. - Andruw Jones and Brian Jordan homered off an ineffective Jeff Weaver, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-8 Thursday in a game called after eight innings because of rain.

Collegians schooled by Atlanta
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Zach Miner said earlier this week he fully anticipated Georgia Tech picking up a few hits off him and the other four Braves pitchers expected to throw in the team's first spring game of 2005 - even if they were facing a collegiate team.

Collegians schooled by Atlanta

Hampton impresses Cox
VERO BEACH, Fla. - Mike Hampton reminded himself it was only two innings - a mere 23 pitches - but he couldn't help but leave Dodgertown feeling pleased.

Collegians schooled by Atlanta
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Zach Miner said earlier this week he fully anticipated Georgia Tech picking up a few hits off him and the other four Braves pitchers expected to throw in the team's first spring game of 2005 - even if they were facing a collegiate team.

Hampton impresses Cox

Hampton impresses Cox
VERO BEACH, Fla. - Mike Hampton reminded himself it was only two innings - a mere 23 pitches - but he couldn't help but leave Dodgertown feeling pleased.

Small-business owners find Georgia friendly
Brad Kyzer has been an independent businessman in Georgia for more than 25 years. Like many, he's mostly pleased about the state's business climate.

Pioneering identity theft laws aren't enough, experts say

Pioneering identity theft laws aren't enough, experts say
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Law enforcement officials attending the state's first summit on identity theft asked Tuesday for more money to combat the crime in California, the only state believed to have more than 1 million victims last year.

Refunds improve in early filings
WASHINGTON - Federal tax refunds have jumped an average $200 for early filers. The Internal Revenue Service reported Wednesday that the average refund grew to $2,436 for tax returns filed through last Friday.

Pioneering identity theft laws aren't enough, experts say
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Law enforcement officials attending the state's first summit on identity theft asked Tuesday for more money to combat the crime in California, the only state believed to have more than 1 million victims last year.

Zippo, the lighter company, upset by federal airport ban
PITTSBURGH - The war on terror is making an American flame sputter.

Stewart kept working while in prison
ALDERSON, W.Va. - From scrubbing floors to raking leaves, Martha Stewart spent the past five months performing the sort of tasks ordinarily done by the hired help.

Small-business owners find Georgia friendly

Greenspan touts consumption tax
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday that a new consumption tax - such as a national sales tax - could spark the economy as a partial replacement for income taxes.

Refunds improve in early filings

Greenspan touts consumption tax
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday that a new consumption tax - such as a national sales tax - could spark the economy as a partial replacement for income taxes.

Jump in oil prices keeps stocks mixed
NEW YORK - Oil prices that topped $55 per barrel pressured stocks Thursday, leaving the major indexes mixed despite upbeat retail sales and strong economic news.

Georgia Power honored at Scout luncheon
Georgia Power CEO Michael Garrett said Wednesday that the state's perennial high dropout rate is its biggest barrier to economic growth.

Martha Stewart Living awaits founder's return
NEW YORK - It won't be business as usual when Martha Stewart makes the transition this weekend from prisoner to multimedia empress.

Stewart kept working while in prison
ALDERSON, W.Va. - From scrubbing floors to raking leaves, Martha Stewart spent the past five months performing the sort of tasks ordinarily done by the hired help.

Cost for help has jumped
Paying someone else to do your taxes may be the easiest way to go, but it isn't always the cheapest.

Jump in oil prices keeps stocks mixed

Report: ChoicePoint had identity theft case years ago

Zippo, the lighter company, upset by federal airport ban

Georgia Power honored at Scout luncheon

Cost for help has jumped

Stewart kept working while in prison

Martha Stewart Living awaits founder's return

Report: ChoicePoint had identity theft case years ago
LOS ANGELES - A Nigerian-born man and woman were arrested in 2002 on charges of using ChoicePoint Inc. to tap into its vast database of personal information, a security breach similar to the one announced by the data warehouser last month, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

Greenspan touts consumption tax

Refunds improve in early filings
WASHINGTON - Federal tax refunds have jumped an average $200 for early filers. The Internal Revenue Service reported Wednesday that the average refund grew to $2,436 for tax returns filed through last Friday.

Picking right preparer leads to better returns
While going through a client's past tax return, Jackie Nordeen noticed something interesting - a $4,000 business-loss deduction.

Georgia Power honored at Scout luncheon
Georgia Power CEO Michael Garrett said Wednesday that the state's perennial high dropout rate is its biggest barrier to economic growth.

Martha Stewart Living awaits founder's return
NEW YORK - It won't be business as usual when Martha Stewart makes the transition this weekend from prisoner to multimedia empress.

Report: ChoicePoint had identity theft case years ago
LOS ANGELES - A Nigerian-born man and woman were arrested in 2002 on charges of using ChoicePoint Inc. to tap into its vast database of personal information, a security breach similar to the one announced by the data warehouser last month, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

Zippo, the lighter company, upset by federal airport ban
PITTSBURGH - The war on terror is making an American flame sputter.

Small-business owners find Georgia friendly
Brad Kyzer has been an independent businessman in Georgia for more than 25 years. Like many, he's mostly pleased about the state's business climate.

Jump in oil prices keeps stocks mixed
NEW YORK - Oil prices that topped $55 per barrel pressured stocks Thursday, leaving the major indexes mixed despite upbeat retail sales and strong economic news.

Cost for help has jumped
Paying someone else to do your taxes may be the easiest way to go, but it isn't always the cheapest.

Picking right preparer leads to better returns

Picking right preparer leads to better returns
While going through a client's past tax return, Jackie Nordeen noticed something interesting - a $4,000 business-loss deduction.

Telfer's 3 lifts Jags to victory

AASU wins opener against Francis Marion

Lane, Williams send Paine packing

The Imperial Court
It shouldn't be called the U.S. Supreme Court. It should be called the U.S. Imperial Court.

The Imperial Court
It shouldn't be called the U.S. Supreme Court. It should be called the U.S. Imperial Court.

Why is this news?

He still doesn't get it
Vladimir Putin needs to get out of the Kremlin more often. The Russian president and former KGB agent - who once recruited East Germans to spy on America - recently revealed a titanic ignorance of American society when he accused President Bush of firing CBS News anchor Dan Rather.

Lift academic ankle weights
If someone from another planet came to America, they probably would think the principal task of the nation's schools is to turn out good athletes and sports teams.

New tool for parents
One reason Columbia County public schools are among the best in the state is because so many parents take an active interest in their children's education.

Lift academic ankle weights
If someone from another planet came to America, they probably would think the principal task of the nation's schools is to turn out good athletes and sports teams.

The Imperial Court

Why is this news?
CNN created cable news. But the network has completely lost control of its creation. Today, Fox News Channel earns more prime time viewers than CNN and all other cable news outlets combined.

Lift academic ankle weights

Why is this news?
CNN created cable news. But the network has completely lost control of its creation. Today, Fox News Channel earns more prime time viewers than CNN and all other cable news outlets combined.

Video game industry adopts new rating for tweens
BELMONT, Calif. - The ratings board for the video game industry announced a new category Wednesday for children approaching their teens.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - It's not always easy to cast an Oscar winner in a TV role, but Oprah Winfrey did just that for "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

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

This week
Upcoming events and things to do.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220.

Have a blast shooting with 'Star Fox'
When Star Fox hit the Super Nintendo Entertainment System more than a decade ago, everything about it was revolutionary.

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's new in DVD and video releases, and a calendar of what's coming:

Hot ticket
Elvis Costello and the ImpostersWHEN: 8 p.m. SundayWHERE: The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta

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.

Have a blast shooting with 'Star Fox'
When Star Fox hit the Super Nintendo Entertainment System more than a decade ago, everything about it was revolutionary.

'Return to Arms' is all about the accessories
After hacking up dozens of crazed trident-wielding mermen and giant sea monsters that look like Alaskan King Crabs in a steroid rage, I get my reward: a chance to accessorize.

Hot ticket
Elvis Costello and the Imposters WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday WHERE: The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta

People in the News
NEW YORK - Lindsay Lohan says her father has no right to claim a share of her earnings.

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

Galleries
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - It's not always easy to cast an Oscar winner in a TV role, but Oprah Winfrey did just that for "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

'Return to Arms' is all about the accessories
After hacking up dozens of crazed trident-wielding mermen and giant sea monsters that look like Alaskan King Crabs in a steroid rage, I get my reward: a chance to accessorize.

'Tork' is inexpensive but challenging
Tork is cheap. That's certainly one of the best things you can say about this adventure game for the Xbox. At $20, it's a safe bet, even if there are other games of this style that are better (Vexx, Jak, Tak and Ty for example, especially if you like short names that all sound the same).

Video game industry adopts new rating for tweens
BELMONT, Calif. - The ratings board for the video game industry announced a new category Wednesday for children approaching their teens.

Galleries
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Denise Richards, Charlie Sheen to divorce
LOS ANGELES - Actress Denise Richards has filed for divorce from her actor-husband Charlie Sheen, citing irreconcilable differences, according to court papers filed Wednesday.

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's new in DVD and video releases, and a calendar of what's coming:

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.

Denise Richards, Charlie Sheen to divorce
LOS ANGELES - Actress Denise Richards has filed for divorce from her actor-husband Charlie Sheen, citing irreconcilable differences, according to court papers filed Wednesday.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Lindsay Lohan says her father has no right to claim a share of her earnings.

Angler's pattern pays off big time

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
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.

Angler's pattern pays off big time
Frank Ippoliti flashed a winning grin as he strutted to the weigh-in podium after Thursday's opening round of the Citgo Bassmaster tournament at Thurmond Lake.

Fishing tournaments

Anglers adjust to weather
More than 300 anglers will fan out across Thurmond Lake today for the first round of the four-day Citgo/ESPN Bassmaster Tour, whose winner will take home the $100,000 grand prize on Sunday.

Angler's pattern pays off big time
Frank Ippoliti flashed a winning grin as he strutted to the weigh-in podium after Thursday's opening round of the Citgo Bassmaster tournament at Thurmond Lake.

Anglers adjust to weather
More than 300 anglers will fan out across Thurmond Lake today for the first round of the four-day Citgo/ESPN Bassmaster Tour, whose winner will take home the $100,000 grand prize on Sunday.

Pros must brave inclement weather
The difference between professional bass fishermen, who make a living competing in tournaments like the Citgo Bassmaster Tour event, and recreational fishermen, who don't, was evident earlier this week.

Anglers adjust to weather

Pros must brave inclement weather

Pros must brave inclement weather
The difference between professional bass fishermen, who make a living competing in tournaments like the Citgo Bassmaster Tour event, and recreational fishermen, who don't, was evident earlier this week.

What's for lunch: The Burger Shack
The Burger Shack Georgia Highway 88 at Windsor Spring Road, Hephzibah

What's for lunch: The Burger Shack
The Burger Shack Georgia Highway 88 at Windsor Spring Road, Hephzibah

What's for lunch: The Burger Shack

New restaurant offers traditional pizzas, pot pies
There's a new pie man in town, but he's not selling dessert. After years of peddling pizza in Massachusetts, Jeff Freehof has opened Cutie Pies Gourmet Caf in Evans Towne Center. It specializes in pot pies and pizza.

Plant relations: It's all in the family

Plant relations: It's all in the family
You often hear talk about various plants being related to each other. There are the sunny-faced members of the daisy family, for example, and the pea family, all with pods. The mustard family includes cabbage, broccoli, and kale. What characteristics link these groups of plants as relatives?

Pruning requires lots of planning, hard work
Late winter and early spring is the ideal time to tackle those long-overdue pruning jobs in the landscape. Most of the time, the days are sunny and pleasantly mild but not yet hot. This job can take a lot of energy so get out the tools, roll up your sleeves and let's get started.

Pruning requires lots of planning, hard work

Plant relations: It's all in the family
You often hear talk about various plants being related to each other. There are the sunny-faced members of the daisy family, for example, and the pea family, all with pods. The mustard family includes cabbage, broccoli, and kale. What characteristics link these groups of plants as relatives?

Pruning requires lots of planning, hard work
Late winter and early spring is the ideal time to tackle those long-overdue pruning jobs in the landscape. Most of the time, the days are sunny and pleasantly mild but not yet hot. This job can take a lot of energy so get out the tools, roll up your sleeves and let's get started.

Wake Forest beats Georgia Tech
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Georgia Tech kept the Wake Forest fans quiet as long as they could. With a minute to go, though, the chant began.

Wake Forest beats Georgia Tech
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Georgia Tech kept the Wake Forest fans quiet as long as they could. With a minute to go, though, the chant began.

Wake Forest beats Georgia Tech

Ryder Cup captains named for '06 and '08
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Ian Woosnam of Wales and England's Nick Faldo were picked Wednesday as Europe's next Ryder Cup captains.

Golf: Mickelson leads Doral again

Golf: Mickelson leads Doral again
MIAMI - Phil Mickelson started making birdies and figured he better not stop, not with so many world-class players taking aim on a Blue Monster that lost its bite Thursday in the Ford Championship at Doral.

Golf: Mickelson leads Doral again
MIAMI - Phil Mickelson started making birdies and figured he better not stop, not with so many world-class players taking aim on a Blue Monster that lost its bite Thursday in the Ford Championship at Doral.

Another test for Hephzibah in semifinals

NHL gets $3 billion offer for entire league

NHL gets $3 billion offer for entire league
BOSTON - Two Boston companies have offered NHL owners a way out of their labor woes: Sell the entire league - pucks, Penguins and penalty boxes - for more than $3 billion.

NHL gets $3 billion offer for entire league
BOSTON - Two Boston companies have offered NHL owners a way out of their labor woes: Sell the entire league - pucks, Penguins and penalty boxes - for more than $3 billion.

Celebrity is another form of identification
I had to get an official document from a local government office the other day. I looked up the office address, called ahead to check the procedure and took some time off from lunch to drop by.

Celebrity is another form of identification
I had to get an official document from a local government office the other day. I looked up the office address, called ahead to check the procedure and took some time off from lunch to drop by.

Standoff ends with resident's shooting
APPLING -- A Columbia County man was in critical condition this morning after he ended an 11-hour standoff by shooting himself, police said.

Standoff ends with resident's shooting
APPLING -- A Columbia County man was in critical condition this morning after he ended an 11-hour standoff by shooting himself, police said.

Man in hospital after evening shooting
Richmond County sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting in the 1600 block of Cider Lane Thursday night after a disorder earlier in the evening turned bloody.

Man in hospital after evening shooting
Richmond County sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting in the 1600 block of Cider Lane Thursday night after a disorder earlier in the evening turned bloody.

Rebels advance to Class AAA championship
MACON, Ga.--Hephzibah held its breath Friday afternoon. They lost it in the celebration of a 50-48 victory against Westminster in the Class AAA semifinals at the Macon Centreplex.

Pit bulls are a dangerous menace
Your Associated Press story about rocking swings for babies attracting dog attacks is frightening, interesting and timely ("Coroner says baby swings can draw dog attack," Feb. 24).Bill Dekle, Millen

Facts on Social Security are grim
Despite letters that deny or downplay the tenuous future of the Social Security system, the basic facts are quite sobering.Dale Schmacht, Evans

Willis is fine choice for city fire chief
I am pleasantly surprised to find that Augusta's leadership has promptly and decisively appointed a local professional, Howard Willis, as interim chief of Augusta's fire department.Jim Whitehead, Augusta

Abortion clinic location is chilling
I was unaware that there was an abortion clinic near Sylvan Learning Center until recent letters were published in The Augusta Chronicle.William Lloyd Johnson III, Washington, Ga.

Willis is fine choice for city fire chief
I am pleasantly surprised to find that Augusta's leadership has promptly and decisively appointed a local professional, Howard Willis, as interim chief of Augusta's fire department.Jim Whitehead, Augusta

Willis is fine choice for city fire chief

Facts on Social Security are grim

Pit bulls are a dangerous menace

Abortion clinic location is chilling

Recent DFCS article sullied wife's name

Abortion clinic location is chilling
I was unaware that there was an abortion clinic near Sylvan Learning Center until recent letters were published in The Augusta Chronicle.William Lloyd Johnson III, Washington, Ga.

Pit bulls are a dangerous menace
Your Associated Press story about rocking swings for babies attracting dog attacks is frightening, interesting and timely ("Coroner says baby swings can draw dog attack," Feb. 24).Bill Dekle, Millen

Recent DFCS article sullied wife's name
Regarding Kate Lewis' Feb. 4 article, "Two workers moved from DFCS office," there were several false statements made, and an obvious attempt to impugn the character of my wife, Myra Josey.David E. Josey, Augusta

Old Government House is gorgeous
Commendation is due to Tom Beck, director of the Augusta Recreation and Parks Department, for the appointment of Carla McFeeley to general manager of the city's Old Government House.Gwen Fulcher Young, Augusta

Recent DFCS article sullied wife's name
Regarding Kate Lewis' Feb. 4 article, "Two workers moved from DFCS office," there were several false statements made, and an obvious attempt to impugn the character of my wife, Myra Josey.David E. Josey, Augusta

Facts on Social Security are grim
Despite letters that deny or downplay the tenuous future of the Social Security system, the basic facts are quite sobering.Dale Schmacht, Evans

Willis as fire chief is wise choice
Naming Emergency Management Agency Director Howard Willis interim fire chief was a good choice.William Dixon, Blythe

Chance of U.S. Smart sales might be hitting dead end

Builders modify residents to help their aging owners

Living briefs

Some factors require new water pump for auto

Toyota Avalon goes upscale for 2005

Home is work in progress

Chance of U.S. Smart sales might be hitting dead end
CHICAGO - Chicagoan Wally Roche was all smiles after his husky, 6-foot-2-inch frame emerged from a tiny Smart convertible at last month's Chicago Auto Show.

Toyota Avalon goes upscale for 2005
The badge on the outside of the 2005 Avalon says it's a Toyota, but this new-generation Avalon full-size sedan provides such a refined, roomy, quiet ride and offers so many features, you might wonder why it doesn't qualify as a luxury car.

Builders modify residents to help their aging owners
Your body is changing. Shouldn't your house change, too?

Some factors require new water pump for auto
Q: I recently had a major service done on my car and was told I needed to replace my water pump. Since then, I've heard from friends that the usual reason for replacing this part is coolant leakage, which was not a problem. I like this repair shop, but have a lingering doubt they might have been a bit demanding of my wallet.

Home is work in progress
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Rus and Jacque pronounced Jackie) Phillips gave each other special presents when they were married four years ago.

Builders modify residents to help their aging owners
Your body is changing. Shouldn't your house change, too?

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

Home is work in progress
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Rus and Jacque pronounced Jackie) Phillips gave each other special presents when they were married four years ago.

Some factors require new water pump for auto
Q: I recently had a major service done on my car and was told I needed to replace my water pump. Since then, I've heard from friends that the usual reason for replacing this part is coolant leakage, which was not a problem. I like this repair shop, but have a lingering doubt they might have been a bit demanding of my wallet.

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

Toyota Avalon goes upscale for 2005
The badge on the outside of the 2005 Avalon says it's a Toyota, but this new-generation Avalon full-size sedan provides such a refined, roomy, quiet ride and offers so many features, you might wonder why it doesn't qualify as a luxury car.

Chance of U.S. Smart sales might be hitting dead end
CHICAGO - Chicagoan Wally Roche was all smiles after his husky, 6-foot-2-inch frame emerged from a tiny Smart convertible at last month's Chicago Auto Show.

Inferno bring out best in Lynx goaltender
The Augusta Lynx enjoyed February. The schedule makers gave them 10 weekend games, including eight home games and the Lynx took advantage of the slate by going 7-2-2 and earning 16 of a possible 22 points.

Inferno bring out best in Lynx goaltender

Inferno bring out best in Lynx goaltender
The Augusta Lynx enjoyed February. The schedule makers gave them 10 weekend games, including eight home games and the Lynx took advantage of the slate by going 7-2-2 and earning 16 of a possible 22 points.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Judge Leah Sears, who survived a bid by conservative groups last year to dump her from the bench, has been elected chief justice of the state Supreme Court, the first woman to hold that position.

Driver dies after pickups collide

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Man shares rhythm, culture through studio
Even when he's not playing the drums, Northal "Not" Gaddy is in motion to the rhythm of a beat.

Teen enjoys ride of her life during equestrian events
For Paige Williams, it all started because she wanted to "drive" at the age of 4.

Teen enjoys ride of her life during equestrian events
For Paige Williams, it all started because she wanted to "drive" at the age of 4.

Injunction for X-Mart denied

On the record: Richmond County Superior Court
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licences and divorces.

Publishers deny need for secrecy legislation
ATLANTA - Publishers and the state's leading industry recruiter couldn't agree Wednesday on whether negotiations with employers should be kept from the public.

Richmond County School lunch menu
BREAKFAST TODAY: Chicken biscuit, hash browns or grits, fruit or juice and milk

Things to do
SUPER SUNDAYS: Buy one, get one free; coupons available at the gardens and local hotels, restaurants

S.C. governor hears annual Scouting report from an Eagle
It was a highlight for Jonathan Vickery when the Eagle Scout gave his Scout district's annual report to another Eagle Scout - S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford.

Pet of the week
Red, a 2-year-old male husky and German shepherd mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Arts council plans party for artists, membership
Self-taught Augusta artist Laurie Adams made her first sale - a round mosaic table and matching chair - at the Greater Augusta Arts Council's Wet Paint Party last year, and she gained a new identity.

Doctor wants records expelled
Attorneys for an Augusta podiatrist asked a judge Wednesday to throw out key evidence in a Medicare fraud case because the foot doctor didn't know his rights.

Children from church give out food, money
After about 30 hours without food, more than 60 middle and high school pupils were ready for the hamburgers being prepared.

Across the area
Police arrested a 17-year-old Augusta teen Wednesday morning who is accused of having a weapon on school property, officials said.

Around the block
The Junior League of Augusta's attic sale will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds in downtown Augusta. Proceeds from the sale will fund community projects supported by the league. Sales are cash only. Admission is free. Call 736-0033.

County tires of bus woes
AIKEN - The aging fleet of cheddar-colored school buses and a wrecker from the 1970s concern Aiken County transportation supervisor Susan Jordan.

Pet of the week
Red, a 2-year-old male husky and German shepherd mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Falling light leads to hunt for plane in swamp
Reports of a bright light falling from the sky into Phinizy Swamp near Augusta Regional Airport on Wednesday night resulted in a three-hour emergency search for what authorities believed at first to be a missing plane.

Officials oppose proposal to limit cleanup

On the record: Richmond County Superior Court

Children from church give out food, money

Across South Carolina
ABBEVILLE - A home day care owner was charged with involuntary manslaughter and neglect Monday in the death of a 4-month-old baby left in her care.

Arts council plans party for artists, membership
Self-taught Augusta artist Laurie Adams made her first sale - a round mosaic table and matching chair - at the Greater Augusta Arts Council's Wet Paint Party last year, and she gained a new identity.

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):

News you can use
No parent wants to consider the possibility of a missing child, but if you can't find your child, it is important to act quickly, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Groups oppose secrecy

Man shares rhythm, culture through studio
Even when he's not playing the drums, Northal "Not" Gaddy is in motion to the rhythm of a beat.

House fire

African lesson is part of black history events
Southside Elementary School fifth-grader Warren Stevens learned that Africa is where many musical instruments originated, and that during slavery, quilts with distinct patterns and symbols were hung outside to signal safety ahead to help slaves escape.

Foreign language funds might get cut

Publishers deny need for secrecy legislation
ATLANTA - Publishers and the state's leading industry recruiter couldn't agree Wednesday on whether negotiations with employers should be kept from the public.

House issues budget draft

SRS gets more severance forms than expected

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African lesson is part of black history events
Southside Elementary School fifth-grader Warren Stevens learned that Africa is where many musical instruments originated, and that during slavery, quilts with distinct patterns and symbols were hung outside to signal safety ahead to help slaves escape.

Group OKs moving up road work

This week
Swamp Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Saturday; Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, off Doug Barnard Parkway near Augusta Regional Airport; see wetlands, scenic overlooks, picturesque trails; free; 828-2109

Report: Area in good shape to maintain post

Doctor wants records expelled
Attorneys for an Augusta podiatrist asked a judge Wednesday to throw out key evidence in a Medicare fraud case because the foot doctor didn't know his rights.

Cross Creek does well in decathlon
Cross Creek High School participated in the Georgia Academic Decathlon on Friday and Saturday, beating 15 other teams in the state competition.

Substitute is accused of cursing
A substitute teacher at Sego Middle School was sent home this week after her pupils accused her of using obscene language while trying to control them.

Criticism builds for Perdue's ethics reform bill

Man's arrest sparks forgery ring inquiry
An Augusta man who was arrested Tuesday, accused of cashing stolen personal checks that belonged to a disabled Vietnam veteran, may be part of a stolen-check ring, authorities said Wednesday.

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Man's arrest sparks forgery ring inquiry

Advocates fight for youth program's survival

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Officials to consider toxic substance regulation

Reunions

Reports of lights perplex officials

African lesson is part of black history events

School board looks for bus monitors

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Group advises audit on agency over funds

Kid of the Day
Isabelle Whitton is today's Kid of the Day.

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Bill would strip Georgia DMVS
ATLANTA - An effort intended to speed up the licensing process for Georgia drivers is revving up in the General Assembly.

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Man in hospital after evening shooting
Richmond County sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting in the 1600 block of Cider Lane Thursday night after a disorder earlier in the evening turned bloody.

Officials to consider toxic substance regulation
AIKEN - Federal transportation officials who plan to stop regulating toxic substances stored in train tankers have done little to alert local officials of the change.

Richmond County School lunch menu
BREAKFASTTODAY: Chicken biscuit, hash browns or grits, fruit or juice and milk

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SUPER SUNDAYS: Buy one, get one free; coupons available at the gardens and local hotels, restaurants

House issues budget draft
ATLANTA - House Republicans on Thursday unveiled their version of the 2006 state budget amid Democratic complaints that the $17.4 billion document is rife with taxpayer-funded projects, mostly for GOP districts.

Children from church give out food, money
After about 30 hours without food, more than 60 middle and high school pupils were ready for the hamburgers being prepared.

Group OKs moving up road work
When hundreds of cars leave the cluster of Greenbrier schools each afternoon, the high school's Principal Sandra Carraway says it's "a massive exodus."

This week
Swamp Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Saturday; Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, off Doug Barnard Parkway near Augusta Regional Airport; see wetlands, scenic overlooks, picturesque trails; free; 828-2109

Advocates fight for youth program's survival
For 15 years the Paine College National Youth Sports Program has provided area underprivileged youth with a summer of meals, sports and scholastic activities - all at no cost.

Officials oppose proposal to limit cleanup
South Carolina remains staunchly opposed to permanently storing significant amounts of atomic waste at Savannah River Site despite two new scientific reports that recommend doing just that, Gov. Mark Sanford's top nuclear adviser said Wednesday.

Groups oppose secrecy
ATLANTA - Several government watchdog groups are hastily banding together to fight bills pending in the Legislature that they say threaten public oversight.

County tires of bus woes
AIKEN - The aging fleet of cheddar-colored school buses and a wrecker from the 1970s concern Aiken County transportation supervisor Susan Jordan.

Group advises audit on agency over funds
Augusta commissioners took their Housing and Economic Development Director Warren Smith to the verbal woodshed Thursday, recommending an audit of federal money the department administers.

Reunions
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House fire
Firefighters battle a blaze at a home in Augusta's Bethlehem neighborhood.

Man shares rhythm, culture through studio

Foreign language funds might get cut
On the surface, it might look as though Stevens Creek Elementary School will suffer another funding cut to its foreign language instruction program next year.

County tires of bus woes

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Cross Creek does well in decathlon
Cross Creek High School participated in the Georgia Academic Decathlon on Friday and Saturday, beating 15 other teams in the state competition.

Criticism builds for Perdue's ethics reform bill
ATLANTA - The partisan crossfire surrounding Gov. Sonny Perdue's ethics reform bill intensified Thursday before an expected House vote on the package, which would place new limits on lobbying and increases the fines the State Ethics Commission can hand down.

Man proposes to longtime girlfriend at romantic concert
Wayne Ditty had rehearsed his lines. He was ready to take the stage at the Russell Joel Brown: Romance Unplugged concert at the Imperial Theatre on Feb. 12.

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ATLANTA - Getting a divorce in Georgia would become more difficult under a bill approved by the state Senate on Thursday.

Facade of apartments is still unchanged
One week after the Augusta-Richmond County Historic Preservation Commission ordered the owner of the Richmond Summit Apartments on Broad Street to remove the building's new stucco facade, the company has not complied.

Reports of lights perplex officials
It's not a bird. It's not a plane. And there's only an outside chance it was a meteor falling from the sky.

Inmates have 1st hearing by video
The time it takes to get Columbia County inmates to their first Magistrate Court hearing just got shorter.

School board looks for bus monitors
It always puzzled Barbara Pulliam how bus drivers could do their jobs. She would get behind them in traffic and watch the children acting up.

SRS gets more severance forms than expected
Almost twice as many Savannah River Site workers as expected have already applied for a voluntary severance program that will remain open until Friday, officials said.

Report: Area in good shape to maintain post
The CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon's new quality of life studies were released Thursday with eyes not just on the 2005 base closure round, but also on a future with Fort Gordon still in the picture.

State wants EPA to list land
A portion of south Richmond County contaminated by an industrial solvent has been proposed for inclusion on a list of the nation's most polluted areas.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are searching for a man they think shot a 20-year-old Augusta man Thursday night in the 1600 block of Cider Lane.

Police defend Taser use on teen
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville police are defending the decision to use a stun gun on a 13-year-old girl at least twice and perhaps more because she wouldn't follow orders, but the state attorney said the incident raises "serious concerns."

Officials to consider toxic substance regulation
AIKEN - Federal transportation officials who plan to stop regulating toxic substances stored in train tankers have done little to alert local officials of the change.

Officials oppose proposal to limit cleanup
South Carolina remains staunchly opposed to permanently storing significant amounts of atomic waste at Savannah River Site despite two new scientific reports that recommend doing just that, Gov. Mark Sanford's top nuclear adviser said Wednesday.

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Injunction for X-Mart denied
Score one more point for local officials hoping to limit pornography in the Garden City.

House issues budget draft
ATLANTA - House Republicans on Thursday unveiled their version of the 2006 state budget amid Democratic complaints that the $17.4 billion document is rife with taxpayer-funded projects, mostly for GOP districts.

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Group advises audit on agency over funds
Augusta commissioners took their Housing and Economic Development Director Warren Smith to the verbal woodshed Thursday, recommending an audit of federal money the department administers.

Across the area
Police arrested a 17-year-old Augusta teen Wednesday morning who is accused of having a weapon on school property, officials said.

Kid of the Day
Jordan Westbrook is today's Kid of the Day.

Man proposes to longtime girlfriend at romantic concert

Group OKs moving up road work
When hundreds of cars leave the cluster of Greenbrier schools each afternoon, the high school's Principal Sandra Carraway says it's "a massive exodus."

Arts council plans party for artists, membership

Advocates fight for youth program's survival
For 15 years the Paine College National Youth Sports Program has provided area underprivileged youth with a summer of meals, sports and scholastic activities - all at no cost.

Across the area
Police arrested a 17-year-old Augusta teen Wednesday morning who is accused of having a weapon on school property, officials said.

Groups oppose secrecy
ATLANTA - Several government watchdog groups are hastily banding together to fight bills pending in the Legislature that they say threaten public oversight.

Richmond County School lunch menu

House fire
Firefighters battle a blaze at a home in Augusta's Bethlehem neighborhood.

Reports on life in area make case to save fort

Criticism builds for Perdue's ethics reform bill
ATLANTA - The partisan crossfire surrounding Gov. Sonny Perdue's ethics reform bill intensified Thursday before an expected House vote on the package, which would place new limits on lobbying and increases the fines the State Ethics Commission can hand down.

Inmates have 1st hearing by video

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The House passed a Senate bill Thursday that sets a $350,000 cap on pain and suffering awards in medical malpractice lawsuits.

Teen enjoys ride of her life during equestrian events

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Getting a divorce in Georgia would become more difficult under a bill approved by the state Senate on Thursday.

Woman killed in morning collision

Man shoots himself, ends police standoff
APPLING - A Columbia County man was in critical condition Thursday after he ended an 11-hour standoff by shooting himself, police said.

Reports on life in area make case to save fort
oday the community will get a glimpse at a mass of studies that officials hope will encourage people in Washington, D.C., and beyond to believe that Fort Gordon and the Augusta area are a perfect match.

Foreign language funds might get cut
On the surface, it might look as though Stevens Creek Elementary School will suffer another funding cut to its foreign language instruction program next year.

Across South Carolina
ABBEVILLE - A home day care owner was charged with involuntary manslaughter and neglect Monday in the death of a 4-month-old baby left in her care.

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Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Judge Leah Sears, who survived a bid by conservative groups last year to dump her from the bench, has been elected chief justice of the state Supreme Court, the first woman to hold that position.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are searching for a man they think shot a 20-year-old Augusta man Thursday night in the 1600 block of Cider Lane.

Kid of the Day
Isabelle Whitton is today's Kid of the Day.

Reports of lights perplex officials
It's not a bird. It's not a plane. And there's only an outside chance it was a meteor falling from the sky.

Reports on life in area make case to save fort
oday the community will get a glimpse at a mass of studies that officials hope will encourage people in Washington, D.C., and beyond to believe that Fort Gordon and the Augusta area are a perfect match.

School board looks for bus monitors
It always puzzled Barbara Pulliam how bus drivers could do their jobs. She would get behind them in traffic and watch the children acting up.

Woman killed in morning collision
A mid-morning wreck killed a Garden City, Ga. woman Thursday when a man driving southbound crossed into the northbound lane of Peach Orchard Road and struck her vehicle.

Report: Area in good shape to maintain post
The CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon's new quality of life studies were released Thursday with eyes not just on the 2005 base closure round, but also on a future with Fort Gordon still in the picture.

Driver dies after pickups collide
An elderly woman was killed when her pickup slammed into another truck on Peach Orchard Road around noon today , according to officials.

Police recover stolen vehicles
An Augusta man was arrested Thursday after stolen construction equipment and firearms were found on property he owns in Aiken County, authorities said.

On the record: Richmond County Superior Court
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licences and divorces.

Doctor wants records expelled

This week
Swamp Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Saturday; Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, off Doug Barnard Parkway near Augusta Regional Airport; see wetlands, scenic overlooks, picturesque trails; free; 828-2109

State wants EPA to list land

Around the block
The Junior League of Augusta's attic sale will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds in downtown Augusta. Proceeds from the sale will fund community projects supported by the league. Sales are cash only. Admission is free. Call 736-0033.

Man in hospital after evening shooting

Arts council plans party for artists, membership
Self-taught Augusta artist Laurie Adams made her first sale - a round mosaic table and matching chair - at the Greater Augusta Arts Council's Wet Paint Party last year, and she gained a new identity.

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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):

Cross Creek does well in decathlon

Man proposes to longtime girlfriend at romantic concert
Wayne Ditty had rehearsed his lines. He was ready to take the stage at the Russell Joel Brown: Romance Unplugged concert at the Imperial Theatre on Feb. 12.

Pet of the week

Injunction for X-Mart denied
Score one more point for local officials hoping to limit pornography in the Garden City.

Kid of the Day

Man's arrest sparks forgery ring inquiry
An Augusta man who was arrested Tuesday, accused of cashing stolen personal checks that belonged to a disabled Vietnam veteran, may be part of a stolen-check ring, authorities said Wednesday.

This week

State wants EPA to list land
A portion of south Richmond County contaminated by an industrial solvent has been proposed for inclusion on a list of the nation's most polluted areas.

Facade of apartments is still unchanged

SRS gets more severance forms than expected
Almost twice as many Savannah River Site workers as expected have already applied for a voluntary severance program that will remain open until Friday, officials said.

Across Georgia

Inmates have 1st hearing by video
The time it takes to get Columbia County inmates to their first Magistrate Court hearing just got shorter.

Publishers deny need for secrecy legislation

Facade of apartments is still unchanged
One week after the Augusta-Richmond County Historic Preservation Commission ordered the owner of the Richmond Summit Apartments on Broad Street to remove the building's new stucco facade, the company has not complied.

Restaurant ratings

Arts council plans party for artists, membership

Reunions
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Movie review: Be Cool

At the Movies: 'Dear Frankie'
The opening moments of director Shona Auerbach's "Dear Frankie" reflect the love and attention the filmmakers clearly lavished on this wondrous little gem:

Movie review: Be Cool
Be Cool suffers from Ocean's 12 disease, in which those involved in the sequel appear to be having a far more enjoyable experience than those of us watching it.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

At the Movies: 'The Pacifier'

New horror films induce terror with subtle techniques
There's been a sea change happening recently in the usually staid, if blood-stained, world of horror. Once the exclusive stomping ground of graphic slashers and their teen victims, the imagined universe of the horror movie has been transformed into something more subdued, subtle and, more often than not, scary.

At the Movies: 'Dear Frankie'

Modern try at 'Phoenix' fails to soar like original
It's a shame when all the ingredients for a great movie - cast, crew, a compelling story and technical acumen - are painstakingly gathered and then never quite come together. Flight of the Phoenix, a remake of the 1965 Jimmy Stewart air-disaster classic, suffers from such a malady.

At the Movies: 'The Pacifier'
Didn't Hollywood learn anything from "Mr. Nanny"? Cuddly, mischievous kids and over-muscled tough guys from the Sylvester Stallone Method School don't mix.

At the Movies: 'The Pacifier'
Didn't Hollywood learn anything from "Mr. Nanny"? Cuddly, mischievous kids and over-muscled tough guys from the Sylvester Stallone Method School don't mix.

Movie review: The Jacket
The Jacket looks like a million bucks but only has about 50 cents worth of story in its pockets.

At the Movies: 'The Pacifier'
Didn't Hollywood learn anything from "Mr. Nanny"? Cuddly, mischievous kids and over-muscled tough guys from the Sylvester Stallone Method School don't mix.

Movie review: The Jacket

Movie review: Be Cool
Be Cool suffers from Ocean's 12 disease, in which those involved in the sequel appear to be having a far more enjoyable experience than those of us watching it.

Mini reviews

Movie review: Be Cool
Be Cool suffers from Ocean's 12 disease, in which those involved in the sequel appear to be having a far more enjoyable experience than those of us watching it.

Modern try at 'Phoenix' fails to soar like original

Modern try at 'Phoenix' fails to soar like original
It's a shame when all the ingredients for a great movie - cast, crew, a compelling story and technical acumen - are painstakingly gathered and then never quite come together. Flight of the Phoenix, a remake of the 1965 Jimmy Stewart air-disaster classic, suffers from such a malady.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

'Lord of the Rings' composer now looks to opera
NEW YORK - Having written a symphony, Howard Shore - the prolific composer whose music spans from Middle-earth to Howard Hughes' Hollywood days - is now looking to opera.

'Lord of the Rings' composer now looks to opera
NEW YORK - Having written a symphony, Howard Shore - the prolific composer whose music spans from Middle-earth to Howard Hughes' Hollywood days - is now looking to opera.

Sonic spotlight
FURMAN FOWLER AGE: 28 HOMETOWN: Aiken OCCUPATION: Import and export collections specialist, UPS PLAYS: Ibanez AXS32 electric guitar; also sings

'Lord of the Rings' composer now looks to opera

Racing Newsmaker: Greg Biffle
Greg Biffle won last Sunday's race at the California Speedway -- his second in the last three races, counting the 2004 season-finale at Homestead, Fla.

Mexican drivers give their support
MEXICO CITY - When NASCAR slipped Sunday's Telcel-Motorola 200 for the Busch Series into a rare open weekend for the Nextel Cup Series, the organization thought it would get plenty of support from the senior circuit.

NASCAR: Trip has costs, danger for teams
MEXICO CITY - It took a lot for Jay Robinson to make Sunday's Telcel-Motorola 200, the first race off American soil in NASCAR Busch Series history, a reality.

Racing Newsmaker: Greg Biffle

Mexican drivers give their support

Mexican drivers give their support
MEXICO CITY - When NASCAR slipped Sunday's Telcel-Motorola 200 for the Busch Series into a rare open weekend for the Nextel Cup Series, the organization thought it would get plenty of support from the senior circuit.

NASCAR: Trip has costs, danger for teams

NASCAR: Trip has costs, danger for teams
MEXICO CITY - It took a lot for Jay Robinson to make Sunday's Telcel-Motorola 200, the first race off American soil in NASCAR Busch Series history, a reality.

Racing Newsmaker: Greg Biffle
Greg Biffle won last Sunday's race at the California Speedway -- his second in the last three races, counting the 2004 season-finale at Homestead, Fla.

Kobe Bryant, accuser settle assault case
DENVER - Kobe Bryant and the 20-year-old woman who accused him of rape nearly two years ago settled her civil lawsuit against him Wednesday, ending a sordid case that tarnished one of the NBA's brightest young stars.

Injury-riddled Lady Jaguars bow out
Maybe no other Lady Jaguar understands the pain of losing like Eva Vodrazkova. Following Augusta State's 65-61 defeat to Columbus State, the junior forward limped off the court, agony in her eyes.

AASU wins opener against Francis Marion
When guard Lorenzo Lawrence and forward Bryan Taylor get hot, Armstrong Atlantic State coach Jeff Burkhamer knows his team is tough to beat.

Lane, Williams send Paine packing
ALBANY, Ga. - The Paine College men's basketball team saw its season end with a 63-52 loss to Lane in Thursday's Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals.

Telfer's 3 lifts Jags to victory
Payback came in the form of a Karim Telfer jumper Wednesday night.

Lane, Williams send Paine packing
ALBANY, Ga. - The Paine College men's basketball team saw its season end with a 63-52 loss to Lane in Thursday's Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals.

Telfer's 3 lifts Jags to victory
Payback came in the form of a Karim Telfer jumper Wednesday night.

Clayton State keeps rolling
pril Taylor doesn't know how to explain how Clayton State improved this season. A new coach. New players. A new style of play.

AASU wins opener against Francis Marion
When guard Lorenzo Lawrence and forward Bryan Taylor get hot, Armstrong Atlantic State coach Jeff Burkhamer knows his team is tough to beat.

Data suggest obesity is rampant in NFL

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Mrs. Lucille Edenfield    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. John S. Timmerman, Sr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Boyd Adams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmie Thames    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Walker, Sr.    (RICHMOND, VA.)

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Mrs. Agnes Turner Posey    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Ms. Emma Tucker    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Ms. Grace K. Lott    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Bennie Davis, Sr.    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Bridget Ann Sherlock    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Willie L. Crockett    (MARION, CT.)

Mrs. Phyllis Coleman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Carr, Sr.    (EAST DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Ricardo Bush    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mr. W. H. Young (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mr. Doug McCoy (GREENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Maggie Hobbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John S. Timmerman, Sr. (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Fay Lear (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Ms. Monica Renee Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearlie M. Brown (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida M. Jones (NEW BRITAIN, CT.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Dixon Walker (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Rev. William Marston (PEORIA, IL.)

Mr. George S. Dent (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James H. Sharpton (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Verlon L. "Gary" Spence (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Arant (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Warthen, Sr. (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Boyd Adams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Selester Medlock (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Abrams (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. John P. Houlihan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Hall, Sr. (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Collins (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Pauline J. Sanders (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Japhus Jackson, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Whisnant (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Galligan Selinger (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Phyllis Coleman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth W. Hilliard (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Emma Tucker (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Master Darian Baker (MAIDENS, Va.)

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Mr. James H. Sharpton (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mrs. Marie McKeever (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Jenny Eliza Walker Bunyon (VIDETTE, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Jackson, Jr. (FAIRBURN, Ga.)

Ms. Grace K. Lott (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Lloyd Daniel Fulmer (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruther Johnson Pitts (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Ricardo Bush (AIKEN, S.C.)

Tyasha Aaniyah Parrish (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie L. Crockett (MARION, CT.)

Mr. Doug McCoy (GREENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. John N. Maxwell III (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Laverne Norris (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Marjorie Thomas (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Brenda Joyce Bell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Turner Posey (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Otis Glen "Cotton" Davis (CAMAK, Ga.)

Mr. George S. Dent (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Ann Obianyimuo (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Grace K. Lott (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Nell P. Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Carr, Sr. (EAST DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Massey Ginn (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Crawford O'Bryant, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Lottie L. Allen (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Bridget Ann Sherlock (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmie Thames (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph E. Peavy, Jr. (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Chester C. Burnside (PETERSBURG, FL.)

Bro. Dave "Feet" Crawford, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Walker, Sr. (RICHMOND, VA.)

Mr. Bennie Davis, Sr. (LANGLEY, S.C.)

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Boxer finds second wind in pro ranks

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Augusta swimmer gets elite training session

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In Aiken, nationally-ranked USC Aiken, off to its best start in 10 years, routed error-prone Claflin 10-3 at Roberto Hernandez Stadium in a non-conference game.

Augusta swimmer gets elite training session
Anyone who is brave enough can swim the English Channel. But only the best swimmers in the United States can stick a toe in the flume.

Overtime
In Aiken, nationally-ranked USC Aiken, off to its best start in 10 years, routed error-prone Claflin 10-3 at Roberto Hernandez Stadium in a non-conference game.

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The Southeastern Conference said it will begin using instant replay on an experimental basis during league games for the 2005 season.

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

Overtime
The Southeastern Conference said it will begin using instant replay on an experimental basis during league games for the 2005 season.

We're No. 1
The St. Mary's Halos defeated First Presbyterian to win the Aiken midget girls division church league tournament.

We're No. 1
The St. Mary's Halos defeated First Presbyterian to win the Aiken midget girls division church league tournament.

Boxer finds second wind in pro ranks
An overwhelming sense of finality seized Ray Whitfield as he ducked between the ropes and trudged away from the ring. His mind couldn't help but race to the one thing he wasn't supposed to think as he exited the Tunica, Miss., arena.

Augusta swimmer gets elite training session
Anyone who is brave enough can swim the English Channel. But only the best swimmers in the United States can stick a toe in the flume.

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. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Boxer finds second wind in pro ranks
An overwhelming sense of finality seized Ray Whitfield as he ducked between the ropes and trudged away from the ring. His mind couldn't help but race to the one thing he wasn't supposed to think as he exited the Tunica, Miss., arena.

Another test for Hephzibah in semifinals
Think of peanut butter and salsa sandwiches. Potato-chip-flavored ice cream and dipping cocktail shrimp in hot fudge.

Another test for Hephzibah in semifinals
Think of peanut butter and salsa sandwiches. Potato-chip-flavored ice cream and dipping cocktail shrimp in hot fudge.

Data suggest obesity is rampant in NFL
CHICAGO - Dr. Joyce Harp says TV images of flabby football players got her wondering.

Data suggest obesity is rampant in NFL
CHICAGO - Dr. Joyce Harp says TV images of flabby football players got her wondering.

Sultry singer Sammi Smith was female pioneer in country music

Sultry singer Sammi Smith was female pioneer in country music
Sammi Smith's death on Feb. 12 barely rated mention in the national media even though her 1970 recording of Help Me Make It Through the Night sold more than 2 million copies.

Sultry singer Sammi Smith was female pioneer in country music
Sammi Smith's death on Feb. 12 barely rated mention in the national media even though her 1970 recording of Help Me Make It Through the Night sold more than 2 million copies.

Some movies use style to scare audiences

Director calls her TV film 'a very blessed shoot'
NEW YORK - You might think any director would find a project like "Their Eyes Were Watching God" somewhat daunting.

Director calls her TV film 'a very blessed shoot'

Ratings for basic cable networks

Fox wins ratings sweeps month for first time
NEW YORK - February ended with double milestones in television: the first-ever sweeps month victory among all viewers for Fox, and the first-ever fourth-place finish for once mighty NBC.

'NYPD Blue' signs off after 12 seasons on ABC

'All My Children' earns leading Daytime Emmys nods
NEW YORK - ABC's "All My Children" earned a leading 18 Daytime Emmy nominations Wednesday, while "The View" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" both had 11 in talk show categories.

Some good TV is ready to March
Is it me, or are the February sweeps getting worse every year while March just keeps getting better?

'NYPD Blue' signs off after 12 seasons on ABC
NEW YORK - "NYPD Blue" ended its 12-year run without bare butts, gimmicks or ghosts - just Detective Andy Sipowicz making a tough but morally correct decision that put his new job as commander in jeopardy.

'All My Children' earns leading Daytime Emmys nods

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. 21-27. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

Fox wins ratings sweeps month for first time

Some good TV is ready to March
Is it me, or are the February sweeps getting worse every year while March just keeps getting better?

Director calls her TV film 'a very blessed shoot'
NEW YORK - You might think any director would find a project like "Their Eyes Were Watching God" somewhat daunting.

Fox wins ratings sweeps month for first time
NEW YORK - February ended with double milestones in television: the first-ever sweeps month victory among all viewers for Fox, and the first-ever fourth-place finish for once mighty NBC.

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. 21-27. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

'All My Children' earns leading Daytime Emmys nods
NEW YORK - ABC's "All My Children" earned a leading 18 Daytime Emmy nominations Wednesday, while "The View" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" both had 11 in talk show categories.

'NYPD Blue' signs off after 12 seasons on ABC
NEW YORK - "NYPD Blue" ended its 12-year run without bare butts, gimmicks or ghosts - just Detective Andy Sipowicz making a tough but morally correct decision that put his new job as commander in jeopardy.

Some good TV is ready to March

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UGA goes cold in second half

UGA goes cold in second half
ATHENS, Ga. - The future might have been in the stands, but Florida wouldn't let Georgia escape a nightmare of a season on Wednesday.

UGA goes cold in second half
ATHENS, Ga. - The future might have been in the stands, but Florida wouldn't let Georgia escape a nightmare of a season on Wednesday.

Some movies use style to scare audiences
Creepiness without carnage has been embraced by Hollywood as a new idea, but there have long been filmmakers who embraced the idea of style over slashing as a vehicle for fear.

Some movies use style to scare audiences
Creepiness without carnage has been embraced by Hollywood as a new idea, but there have long been filmmakers who embraced the idea of style over slashing as a vehicle for fear.

Lander topples USC Aiken
The USC Aiken women's basketball team swept Lander in two games during the regular season. The second win, which came Saturday, helped earn the Lady Pacers a first-round bye in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament as the North's No. 2 seed.

Lander topples USC Aiken

USC Aiken snaps losing streak
Every game from here on out is USC Aiken interim coach Steve Franklin's final audition for the full-time position. His players gave him at least one more chance to impress.

USC Aiken snaps losing streak

USC: A hard line is laid down by Spurrier

USC player charged with burglary
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Two South Carolina players have been suspended indefinitely from the team after police said two televisions were stolen from university dorm rooms.

USC Aiken snaps losing streak
Every game from here on out is USC Aiken interim coach Steve Franklin's final audition for the full-time position. His players gave him at least one more chance to impress.

USC: A hard line is laid down by Spurrier
COLUMBIA - In the wake of several suspensions, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has a message for the rest of the team: You embarrass his football program, and you won't come back.

Lander topples USC Aiken
The USC Aiken women's basketball team swept Lander in two games during the regular season. The second win, which came Saturday, helped earn the Lady Pacers a first-round bye in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament as the North's No. 2 seed.

USC: A hard line is laid down by Spurrier
COLUMBIA - In the wake of several suspensions, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has a message for the rest of the team: You embarrass his football program, and you won't come back.

Man fights to keep stickers of topless female devils on car

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