Fans and producers gear up for 'Spamalot'
NEW YORK - Sir Michael the Naughty is awfully excited these days - as you might expect from someone who calls himself Sir Michael the Naughty.

Fans and producers gear up for 'Spamalot'

Fans and producers gear up for 'Spamalot'
NEW YORK - Sir Michael the Naughty is awfully excited these days - as you might expect from someone who calls himself Sir Michael the Naughty.

Now we know for sure: Soap is clean, theoretically

Kamryn Marie Sherrill
Jamie Moore and William Sherrill, Jr., both of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kamryn Sherrill, born February 4, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Mason Taylor Godfrey
Brian and Jenny Godfrey of Edgefield, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Mason Taylor, born, February 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lillia Isabella Thomas
Anthony and Amy Thomas of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lillia Isabella, born, February 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Silvia Ann Huston

Julian Diron Johnson
Ronald and Tandra Johnson of Atlanta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Julian Diron, born January 13, 2005 at Southern Regional Hospital in Atlanta. He made his debut at 5 a.m., weighed 7 lbs 13 oz. and was 19 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Herman and Diane Harvey and Mrs. Mary J. Johnson, all of Hephzibah. He is also the grandson of the late CPT. Robert P. Johnson. God father is Mr. Nathaniel Bell. He was welcomed home by big brother, Tyire, who is 9 years old.

Anaja LaVae Kelly
Antonia Crawford and Lewis Kelly, both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Anaja LaVae, born February 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Alden Andrew Robinson
Patrick Robinson and Jennifer Powell, both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alden Andrew, born February 8, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. He was welcomed home by big brother, Patrick Edward, who is 1 year old.

Lucy Margaret Blackman
Lincoln and Lori Blackman of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy Margaret, born February 5, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Davinah Faith Alexander
Teresa Elam and Davis Alexander, both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Davinah Faith, born February 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Olivia Gwen Goman
Benjamin and Emily Goman of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Gwen, born February 14, 205 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 2:51 p.m., weighed 8lbs 2oz. and was 20 1/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are James and Brenda Roberts and Howard and Julie Goman, all of Augusta.

Rickey Lee Kennedy
Rickey and Stefanie Kennedy of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Rickey Lee, born February 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Cody Isaac Taylor
Candyann M. Taylor of Augusta, is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Cody Isaac, born February 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Landen James Hewitt
Dylan and Toni Hewitt of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Landen James, born October 25, 2005 at the Hewitt Home in Hephzibah. He was welcomed home by big brothers, Zachary, 3 and Jacob, 2.

Carson James Albert

Patricia Grace Atkinson
Ben and Chrissy Atkinson of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Patricia Grace, born February 2, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Cody Isaac Taylor

Silvia Ann Huston
Eric and Leeann Huston are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Silvia Ann, born February 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 10:16 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 13 1/2 oz. and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are David and Patty Conklin of Shreveport, La. and Rick and Ellen Huston of Aiken. She was welcomed homed by big brother, Cameron who is 3.

Hailey Grace Meyer

Tejus Lakshminarayan
Tejus Lakshminarayan Vinay and Vandana Lakshminarayan of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tejus, born February 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Bryson Massey

Ethan Cory Smith
Nathan and Elizabeth Smith of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ethan Cory, born February 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Amelia Mozelle Byne

Destiny Alexis Nicole
Crystal Miller and Scotty Hadden, both of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Destiny Alexis Nicole, born February 12, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Rickey Lee Kennedy

Madisyn Lynn Thaxton
Joseph and Glenda Thaxton of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madisyn Lynn, born February 2, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Charles Benjamin Saul

Caleb Hunter Williams
Randy and Dianne Williams of Thomson, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Hunter, born February 22, 3005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 5:03 p.m., weighed 8 lbs. 9oz. and was 22 1/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Herman McTier of Thomson and Mr. and Mrs. Huie Williams of Augusta.

Da'Mariez Ricky Lee

Hailey Ann Via
Timothy and Robin Via of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Ann, born February 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tejus Lakshminarayan

Lucy Margaret Blackman
Lincoln and Lori Blackman of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy Margaret, born February 5, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Mason Taylor Godfrey

Elizabeth Lee Carter
Brian and Beth Carter of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Lee, born February 12, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Caleb Hunter Williams

Gregory Maurice Bryant
Gregory and Doretha Bryant of Johnston, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gregory Maurice, born February 1, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Patricia Grace Atkinson

Gregory Maurice Bryant
Gregory and Doretha Bryant of Johnston, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gregory Maurice, born February 1, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lillia Isabella Thomas

Bryson Massey
Marion and Jane Massey of Thomson, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Bryson, born January 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 5:23 p.m., weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 1/4 inches long. His grandparents are Mr. James Bragg, Jr and the late Myra W. Bragg of Gibson, Ga. and Mr. and Mrs. W. Lamar and Julia Massey of Thomson.

Davinah Faith Alexander

Matthew Alan Baxley
Christopher and Andrea Baxley of Beech Island, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Alan, born February 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Olivia Gwen Goman

Cooper Swan Wren
Jason and Christi Wren of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Cooper Swan, born February 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hailey Ann Via

Kaleb Matthew Joyner
Kevin and Kelly Joyner of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kaleb Matthew, born February 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nicholas Matthew Curry

Charles Benjamin Saul
Thomas and Autumn Saul of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Benjamin, born January 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 9:27 a.m., weighed 7 lbs and was 20 inches long. He is the grandson of April Campbell Dipman and the late George Cooper Dipman of Augusta, Maine and Dr. and Mrs. Tom and Sue Saul of Augusta, Ga. He was welcomed home by his big brothers, Thomas, 3 1/2 and Christopher George, 2. Christopher Benjamin

Julian Diron Johnson

Joshua Thomas Noyce
David and Jami Noyce of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Joshua Thomas, born February 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kamryn Marie Sherrill

Rickey Lee Kennedy
Rickey and Stefanie Kennedy of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Rickey Lee, born February 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Matthew Alan Baxley

Nicholas Matthew Curry
Heather Marie Spires of Langley and Nicholas Matthew Curry of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Matthew, born February 9, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Victoria Lynn McDaniel

Tejus Lakshminarayan
Tejus Lakshminarayan Vinay and Vandana Lakshminarayan of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tejus, born February 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Destiny Alexis Nicole

Kaleb Matthew Joyner
Kevin and Kelly Joyner of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kaleb Matthew, born February 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

John Wayne Waters

Alden Andrew Robinson
Patrick Robinson and Jennifer Powell, both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alden Andrew, born February 8, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. He was welcomed home by big brother, Patrick Edward, who is 1 year old.

Joshua Thomas Noyce

Charles Benjamin Saul
Thomas and Autumn Saul of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Benjamin, born January 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 9:27 a.m., weighed 7 lbs and was 20 inches long. He is the grandson of April Campbell Dipman and the late George Cooper Dipman of Augusta, Maine and Dr. and Mrs. Tom and Sue Saul of Augusta, Ga. He was welcomed home by his big brothers, Thomas, 3 1/2 and Christopher George, 2. Christopher Benjamin

Landen James Hewitt

Ethan Cory Smith
Nathan and Elizabeth Smith of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ethan Cory, born February 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Anaja LaVae Kelly

Joshua Thomas Noyce
David and Jami Noyce of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Joshua Thomas, born February 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elizabeth Lee Carter

Mason Taylor Godfrey
Brian and Jenny Godfrey of Edgefield, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Mason Taylor, born, February 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Gregory Allen Kays

Hailey Grace Meyer
Grace Stevenson of Thomson and Chad Meyer of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Grace, born February 10, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Cooper Swan Wren

Destiny Alexis Nicole
Crystal Miller and Scotty Hadden, both of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Destiny Alexis Nicole, born February 12, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Mikayla Dayann Latka

Nicholas Matthew Curry
Heather Marie Spires of Langley and Nicholas Matthew Curry of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Matthew, born February 9, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Gregory Maurice Bryant

Lillia Isabella Thomas
Anthony and Amy Thomas of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lillia Isabella, born, February 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Alden Andrew Robinson

Kamryn Marie Sherrill
Jamie Moore and William Sherrill, Jr., both of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kamryn Sherrill, born February 4, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Dakota David Arneman

Carson James Albert
Marianne Albert of Martinez, is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Carson James, born January 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ethan Cory Smith

John Wayne Waters
Vanessa Phillips and John Wayne Waters of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Wayne, born February 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lucy Margaret Blackman

Da'Mariez Ricky Lee
Langley Daniels and Ricky Lee Jackson, Jr., both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Da'Mariez Ricky Lee, born February 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Madisyn Lynn Thaxton

Mikayla Dayann Latka
Dayannette Rivera and Michael Latka II, both of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mikayla Dayann, born February 17, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Kaleb Matthew Joyner

Natalie Marie Schneller
Darren and Lynda Schneller of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Marie, born November 13, 2004 at University Hospital. She made her debut at 12:25 p.m., weighed 3 lbs. 0 oz, and was 15 inches long. Grandparents are Jimmy & Sandra Barnes of Augusta and Darrell Schneller of Columbia, Mo. and the late Tresa Schneller. Big sister, Teresa Paige who is two years old, was waiting to welcome her home.

Patricia Grace Atkinson
Ben and Chrissy Atkinson of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Patricia Grace, born February 2, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Dakota David Arneman
Michael and Kristina Arneman of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dakota David, born February 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Carson James Albert
Marianne Albert of Martinez, is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Carson James, born January 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Victoria Lynn McDaniel
Michael and Jennifer McDaniel of Beech Island, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Victoria Lynn, born February 14, 2005 at the McDaniel Home in Beech Island. She was welcomed home by big brother, J C who is 1 year old.

John Wayne Waters
Vanessa Phillips and John Wayne Waters of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Wayne, born February 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Gregory Allen Kays
Larry and Celina Kays of Beech Island, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gregory Allen, born February 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Da'Mariez Ricky Lee
Langley Daniels and Ricky Lee Jackson, Jr., both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Da'Mariez Ricky Lee, born February 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Amelia Mozelle Byne
Mr. and Mrs. Wes Byne of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia Mozelle, born December 29, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Mikayla Dayann Latka
Dayannette Rivera and Michael Latka II, both of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mikayla Dayann, born February 17, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Olivia Gwen Goman
Benjamin and Emily Goman of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Gwen, born February 14, 205 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 2:51 p.m., weighed 8lbs 2oz. and was 20 1/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are James and Brenda Roberts and Howard and Julie Goman, all of Augusta.

Julian Diron Johnson
Ronald and Tandra Johnson of Atlanta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Julian Diron, born January 13, 2005 at Southern Regional Hospital in Atlanta. He made his debut at 5 a.m., weighed 7 lbs 13 oz. and was 19 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Herman and Diane Harvey and Mrs. Mary J. Johnson, all of Hephzibah. He is also the grandson of the late CPT. Robert P. Johnson. God father is Mr. Nathaniel Bell. He was welcomed home by big brother, Tyire, who is 9 years old.

Caleb Hunter Williams
Randy and Dianne Williams of Thomson, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Hunter, born February 22, 3005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 5:03 p.m., weighed 8 lbs. 9oz. and was 22 1/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Herman McTier of Thomson and Mr. and Mrs. Huie Williams of Augusta.

Amelia Mozelle Byne
Mr. and Mrs. Wes Byne of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia Mozelle, born December 29, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Davinah Faith Alexander
Teresa Elam and Davis Alexander, both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Davinah Faith, born February 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Bryson Massey
Marion and Jane Massey of Thomson, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Bryson, born January 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 5:23 p.m., weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 1/4 inches long. His grandparents are Mr. James Bragg, Jr and the late Myra W. Bragg of Gibson, Ga. and Mr. and Mrs. W. Lamar and Julia Massey of Thomson.

Hailey Ann Via
Timothy and Robin Via of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Ann, born February 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Silvia Ann Huston
Eric and Leeann Huston are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Silvia Ann, born February 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 10:16 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 13 1/2 oz. and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are David and Patty Conklin of Shreveport, La. and Rick and Ellen Huston of Aiken. She was welcomed homed by big brother, Cameron who is 3.

Madisyn Lynn Thaxton
Joseph and Glenda Thaxton of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madisyn Lynn, born February 2, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Dakota David Arneman
Michael and Kristina Arneman of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dakota David, born February 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hailey Grace Meyer
Grace Stevenson of Thomson and Chad Meyer of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Grace, born February 10, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Matthew Alan Baxley
Christopher and Andrea Baxley of Beech Island, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Alan, born February 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Landen James Hewitt
Dylan and Toni Hewitt of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Landen James, born October 25, 2005 at the Hewitt Home in Hephzibah. He was welcomed home by big brothers, Zachary, 3 and Jacob, 2.

Anaja LaVae Kelly
Antonia Crawford and Lewis Kelly, both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Anaja LaVae, born February 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elizabeth Lee Carter
Brian and Beth Carter of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Lee, born February 12, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Victoria Lynn McDaniel
Michael and Jennifer McDaniel of Beech Island, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Victoria Lynn, born February 14, 2005 at the McDaniel Home in Beech Island. She was welcomed home by big brother, J C who is 1 year old.

Cody Isaac Taylor
Candyann M. Taylor of Augusta, is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Cody Isaac, born February 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Cooper Swan Wren
Jason and Christi Wren of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Cooper Swan, born February 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Gregory Allen Kays
Larry and Celina Kays of Beech Island, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gregory Allen, born February 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

John Griffith Wade
John and Laura Wade of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Griffith, born November 22, 2004 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Hennessey of Augusta, Mrs. Beverly Wade of Memphis, Tenn. and the late Mr. James G. Wade.

Chinese adviser urges lip synching ban
BEIJING -- Chinese government advisers meeting in Beijing this week have some weighty matters to discuss: blocking Taiwan's formal independence, alleviating dire poverty in the countryside. And lip synching.

Chinese adviser urges lip synching ban
BEIJING -- Chinese government advisers meeting in Beijing this week have some weighty matters to discuss: blocking Taiwan's formal independence, alleviating dire poverty in the countryside. And lip synching.

Prosecutors must decide retrial in bomb case
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jurors just weren't convinced that the city's top medical examiner would tie himself up with barbed wire and hang a bomb around his neck - all because he craved attention.

Prosecutors must decide retrial in bomb case
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jurors just weren't convinced that the city's top medical examiner would tie himself up with barbed wire and hang a bomb around his neck - all because he craved attention.

Smoltz solid in spring start

Smoltz solid in spring start
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The stroll to the bullpen was familiar, if only distantly so.

Smoltz solid in spring start
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The stroll to the bullpen was familiar, if only distantly so.

Braves' Ramirez settling nerves

Braves' Ramirez settling nerves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Horacio Ramirez tried to play it off as if it was nothing.

Braves' Ramirez settling nerves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Horacio Ramirez tried to play it off as if it was nothing.

Brunswick covers the waterfront
LAKE FOREST, Ill.- A handcrafted, vintage-1880 pool table adorns the executive suite at Brunswick Corp. headquarters, emblematic of the company's roots.

New auction IPO coming from Internet bank

Business facilitates speed networking
A crystal bell rings persistently, so John Conners pauses for a breath, then moves one chair to his right.

On the move
Troy University in Augusta announced the following appointments: David Spinner has been promoted to associate director for academics. Dr. Spinner earned a doctoral degree in criminal justice and criminology from the University of Maryland and has taught courses at several schools, including the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Dr. Spinner has been with Troy University in Augusta for the past two years.

New auction IPO coming from Internet bank
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones/AP) - An Internet bank is the latest entrant in the brave new world of auction-based initial public offerings.

New auction IPO coming from Internet bank
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones/AP) - An Internet bank is the latest entrant in the brave new world of auction-based initial public offerings.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Feb. 18-22. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Blog firings prompt calls for better policies
NEW YORK - Flight attendant Ellen Simonetti and former Google employee Mark Jen have more in common than their love of blogging: They both got fired over it.

Brunswick covers the waterfront
LAKE FOREST, Ill.- A handcrafted, vintage-1880 pool table adorns the executive suite at Brunswick Corp. headquarters, emblematic of the company's roots.

Parents plan for disabled children's financial future

Small cars earn poor ratings in crash tests

Business calendar

Small cars earn poor ratings in crash tests
DETROIT - The Dodge Neon, Ford Focus and Volkswagen New Beetle are among the small cars that got the lowest safety rating in new side-impact crash tests performed by the insurance industry, according to results released Sunday.

Brunswick covers the waterfront

Business calendar
Tuesday: Starting Your Own Business; two-hour course gives would-be entrepreneurs a brief overview of the aspects of being in business for themselves; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; University of Georgia Small Business Development Center; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; $40; 737-1790.

Ask The Experts: Cut expenses to stretch long-term care savings

Small cars earn poor ratings in crash tests
DETROIT - The Dodge Neon, Ford Focus and Volkswagen New Beetle are among the small cars that got the lowest safety rating in new side-impact crash tests performed by the insurance industry, according to results released Sunday.

Ask The Experts: Cut expenses to stretch long-term care savings
Q: I am the legal custodian of my father's affairs. He is 82 and lives in a local assisted-living facility. My question is, how do I best invest the $20,000 currently sitting idle in a regular savings account so that I will have the funds to keep my father in the home after his insurance runs out in about 2.5 years?

Property transfers

Parents plan for disabled children's financial future
NEW YORK - Millions of American parents struggle with the day-to-day responsibilities of caring for physically or mentally disabled children, but often their biggest challenge is putting financial strategies in place to ensure that the kids are taken care of as they all grow older.

Business facilitates speed networking

Spending, exports have hand in manufacturing stability
For years Augusta has been hemorrhaging manufacturing jobs, but a turnaround might be under way.

On the move

Business facilitates speed networking
A crystal bell rings persistently, so John Conners pauses for a breath, then moves one chair to his right.

Spending, exports have hand in manufacturing stability

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Feb. 18-22. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Spending, exports have hand in manufacturing stability
For years Augusta has been hemorrhaging manufacturing jobs, but a turnaround might be under way.

Ask The Experts: Cut expenses to stretch long-term care savings
Q: I am the legal custodian of my father's affairs. He is 82 and lives in a local assisted-living facility. My question is, how do I best invest the $20,000 currently sitting idle in a regular savings account so that I will have the funds to keep my father in the home after his insurance runs out in about 2.5 years?

Parents plan for disabled children's financial future
NEW YORK - Millions of American parents struggle with the day-to-day responsibilities of caring for physically or mentally disabled children, but often their biggest challenge is putting financial strategies in place to ensure that the kids are taken care of as they all grow older.

On the move
Troy University in Augusta announced the following appointments: David Spinner has been promoted to associate director for academics. Dr. Spinner earned a doctoral degree in criminal justice and criminology from the University of Maryland and has taught courses at several schools, including the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Dr. Spinner has been with Troy University in Augusta for the past two years.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Starting Your Own Business; two-hour course gives would-be entrepreneurs a brief overview of the aspects of being in business for themselves; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; University of Georgia Small Business Development Center; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; $40; 737-1790.

Gas prices increasing
CAMARILLO, Calif. - Gas prices increased in the past two weeks as the cost of crude oil jumped, and a combination of factors could push prices at the pump even higher, an industry analyst said Sunday.

Housing raises ire in commission

Housing raises ire in commission
Commissioner Andy Cheek picked the wrong audience to deliver his "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" message to last week.

Housing raises ire in commission
Commissioner Andy Cheek picked the wrong audience to deliver his "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" message to last week.

Lady Lakers nab tournament title

Cougars capture title in upset

SEC roundup

Columbus St. erases bad memories

Jaguar nets award for top freshman

Cougars ride Walker in win

Lady Lions, Pacers get dance cards

Augusta State cries foul in loss

BRAC-ground information
If Fort Gordon is to survive the current Base Realignment and Closure process, it will be because of its utility to the 21st-century U.S. military.

Social Security scare talk

Fire the traitor
The latest word on Ward Churchill is that the University of Colorado may buy out the so-called ethnic studies professor's contract, possibly for as much as $10 million.

Social Security scare talk
Although we generally support President Bush's "ownership society" philosophy, we think the administration is right to back off the notion that converting a small portion of an individual's Social Security savings to personal investment accounts will be enough to save the program. It will take a lot more than that.

Fire the traitor
The latest word on Ward Churchill is that the University of Colorado may buy out the so-called ethnic studies professor's contract, possibly for as much as $10 million.

BRAC-ground information
If Fort Gordon is to survive the current Base Realignment and Closure process, it will be because of its utility to the 21st-century U.S. military.

Help reservists, Guard
National Guard and U.S. military reservists are weekend warriors no more. Many are assigned to active duty for months at a time in Iraq and Afghanistan. When that happens they and their families not only endure the usual anxieties associated with separation and warfare, but they often take a serious income hit as well.

Social Security scare talk
Although we generally support President Bush's "ownership society" philosophy, we think the administration is right to back off the notion that converting a small portion of an individual's Social Security savings to personal investment accounts will be enough to save the program. It will take a lot more than that.

BRAC-ground information

Fire the traitor

Help reservists, Guard

Help reservists, Guard
National Guard and U.S. military reservists are weekend warriors no more. Many are assigned to active duty for months at a time in Iraq and Afghanistan. When that happens they and their families not only endure the usual anxieties associated with separation and warfare, but they often take a serious income hit as well.

People in the News
TAMPA, Fla. - Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson suffered minor injuries when his sport utility vehicle was hit from behind at a red light by another SUV and both vehicles flipped, police said.

Janet Jackson seeks restraining order
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Janet Jackson is seeking a restraining order against a man she says has been stalking her for nine years and tried last year to bring a box cutter and knife to the New York studio where she was rehearsing an appearance for NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

Janet Jackson seeks restraining order
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Janet Jackson is seeking a restraining order against a man she says has been stalking her for nine years and tried last year to bring a box cutter and knife to the New York studio where she was rehearsing an appearance for NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

People in the News
TAMPA, Fla. - Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson suffered minor injuries when his sport utility vehicle was hit from behind at a red light by another SUV and both vehicles flipped, police said.

What's the right merger price for investors?
NEW YORK - It's not everyday that you hear about shareholders coming under pressure to leave money on the table when their companies are being bought, which is why some recent merger news is all the more interesting.

What's the right merger price for investors?
NEW YORK - It's not everyday that you hear about shareholders coming under pressure to leave money on the table when their companies are being bought, which is why some recent merger news is all the more interesting.

What's the right merger price for investors?

Six anglers remain for prize
New Jersey pro Mike Iaconelli tapped into a pre-spawn pattern Saturday that helped him earn the top spot for today's final round of the Citgo Bassmaster tournament.

Six anglers remain for prize

Six anglers remain for prize
New Jersey pro Mike Iaconelli tapped into a pre-spawn pattern Saturday that helped him earn the top spot for today's final round of the Citgo Bassmaster tournament.

Californian nets $100,000 Bassmaster prize
In the final 10 minutes of the four-day Citgo Bassmaster tournament, Californian Mike Reynolds snagged a tiny largemouth that helped him land the $100,000 first prize.

Jackets breathe sigh of relief after victory
ATLANTA - Nothing came easy for Georgia Tech in Atlantic Coast Conference play this season.

Dictionary, though worn, is a treasure

Sorenstam rallies to win in Mexico

Mickelson and Woods in a duel at Doral

Tiger wins shootout at OK Doral
MIAMI - Tiger Woods turned in a performance worthy of his return to No. 1.

Sorenstam rallies to win in Mexico
HUIXQUILUCAN, Mexico - Annika Sorenstam rallied to win her first LPGA Tour event of the year, shooting a 4-under 68 in windy conditions Sunday for a three-stroke victory in the inaugural MasterCard Classic.

Tiger wins shootout at OK Doral

Golf capsules
MIAMI - Doral could not have asked for a better duel.

Sorenstam rallies to win in Mexico
HUIXQUILUCAN, Mexico - Annika Sorenstam rallied to win her first LPGA Tour event of the year, shooting a 4-under 68 in windy conditions Sunday for a three-stroke victory in the inaugural MasterCard Classic.

Mickelson and Woods in a duel at Doral
MIAMI - Phil Mickelson heard the roars of a dynamic charge ahead of him. Every time he glanced at the leaderboard, he noticed Tiger Woods taking another shot off his lead until it was down to two Saturday in the Ford Championship at Doral.

Tiger wins shootout at OK Doral
MIAMI - Tiger Woods turned in a performance worthy of his return to No. 1.

Mickelson and Woods in a duel at Doral
MIAMI - Phil Mickelson heard the roars of a dynamic charge ahead of him. Every time he glanced at the leaderboard, he noticed Tiger Woods taking another shot off his lead until it was down to two Saturday in the Ford Championship at Doral.

Wesleyan girls claim another Class AA title

Hephzibah wins 1st state basketball title

Lady Rebels win Class AAA title

Now we know for sure: Soap is clean, theoretically
Proving once again that married couples can disagree about the smallest of matters, my wife and I were debating soap.

Now we know for sure: Soap is clean, theoretically
Proving once again that married couples can disagree about the smallest of matters, my wife and I were debating soap.

Congressmen are disappointing
I can honestly say that Lindsey Graham and Gresham Barrett are two of the worst congressmen I have ever had, and I'm sorry to say that I voted for both of them. They voted themselves a raise that went into effect this past January, and voted for $87 billion for Iraq last year. I'll bet that they vote another $80 billion for Iraq this year.Frank Fanning, North Augusta, S.C.

Get the whole story on abortion

Pupils need summer vacation

Do not prohibit eminent domain
In the editorial "Decorated with decay" (March 1), The Augusta Chronicle encourages the city to go forward with plans to condemn seven dilapidated homes, noting the effect such a move would have on the community.Jim Higdon, Atlanta

Pupils need summer vacation
In response to John Wilson's letter, "School vacation schedule is wrong" (Feb. 25), he couldn't be any more correct. I applaud him for his ideas and opinions. He hit the nail on the head by pointing out all the needless holidays and wasted time.Raymond Fulcher, Harlem

Get the whole story on abortion
In reference to your editorial on the opinion page Feb. 26 ("Now, this is choice"):Cathryn Bird, Johnston S.C.

Road projects move at snail's pace
I had to laugh when I read The Chronicle article concerning Augusta's St. Sebastian Road extension ("Road extension can begin soon," Feb. 10). Penny Strader, Augusta

People should have right to die
I do not pray for myself much, but one thing I have asked God for is a quick death. I always thought it was my choice on whether or not I lived or died if my health got bad, and not that of my government or other people. This society has made suicide against the law, but the issue has grayed.David Bowles, Aiken, S.C.

Congressmen are disappointing

Pupils need summer vacation
In response to John Wilson's letter, "School vacation schedule is wrong" (Feb. 25), he couldn't be any more correct. I applaud him for his ideas and opinions. He hit the nail on the head by pointing out all the needless holidays and wasted time.Raymond Fulcher, Harlem

AP injects bias into its stories
After hearing Fox News rave about how Alan Greenspan approved of President Bush's desire to save Social Security by creating private accounts, I was shocked by The Chronicle's front-page banner headline the next day (Feb. 17): "Private accounts' peril voiced."Tom Hunter, Augusta

Congressmen are disappointing
I can honestly say that Lindsey Graham and Gresham Barrett are two of the worst congressmen I have ever had, and I'm sorry to say that I voted for both of them. They voted themselves a raise that went into effect this past January, and voted for $87 billion for Iraq last year. I'll bet that they vote another $80 billion for Iraq this year.Frank Fanning, North Augusta, S.C.

Bashes on Hillary are unfounded
I read the Feb. 23 editorial "Halfback Hillary," and I'd like to explain a few things to the author. Those attacks on Sen. Hillary Clinton have absolutely no merit. They are merely uninformed opinions that generally go unquestioned in these oh-so-red states.

Abortion is not economic issue
Having 25 percent of our children living in poverty is immoral for the wealthiest nation on Earth. From Basic Facts About Low-Income Children in the United States (2005):Amanda Lang, Augusta

Are grocery prices being fixed?
Regarding The Chronicle's Feb. 27 article, "Analysts say Augusta food prices aren't high": Instead of comparing the price of groceries, the paper should have pointed out that our supermarkets charge mostly the same prices, with the exception of Wal-Mart. It makes one wonder if there is not collusion for price-fixing.Carl W. Raforth, Augusta

Rock's Oscars turn was great
In answer to Everett Schultz Jr.'s letter ("Oscar emcee Rock was deplorable," March 1): Strange, I nor anyone I know seems to have noticed the "click heard 'round the nation" of televisions being turned off at 8:40 p.m. on Academy Awards night because of Chris Rock's deplorable irreverence toward our president.James Connell, Augusta

Evidence proves intelligent design
Charles Darwin said it would be absolutely necessary for paleontologists to find indisputable evidence of many "transitional" forms in the Paleozoic fossil record to prove his theory of evolution factual. After 160 years, only a handful of these forms in a possible transitional state have been spotted. Most of the early ones, such as Peking Man and Piltdown Man, have proven to be hoaxes. ... Robert L. Gordon, North Augusta, S.C.

People should have right to die

Abortion is not economic issue

Get the whole story on abortion
In reference to your editorial on the opinion page Feb. 26 ("Now, this is choice"):Cathryn Bird, Johnston S.C.

Do not prohibit eminent domain

Make Howard Willis' interim fire chief job a permanent position
This letter is an endorsement of interim Chief Howard Willis for the permanent position of fire chief of the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department.Jerry Newman, Lincolnton

People should have right to die
I do not pray for myself much, but one thing I have asked God for is a quick death. I always thought it was my choice on whether or not I lived or died if my health got bad, and not that of my government or other people. This society has made suicide against the law, but the issue has grayed.David Bowles, Aiken, S.C.

Abortion is not economic issue
Having 25 percent of our children living in poverty is immoral for the wealthiest nation on Earth. From Basic Facts About Low-Income Children in the United States (2005):Amanda Lang, Augusta

Rock's Oscars turn was great
In answer to Everett Schultz Jr.'s letter ("Oscar emcee Rock was deplorable," March 1): Strange, I nor anyone I know seems to have noticed the "click heard 'round the nation" of televisions being turned off at 8:40 p.m. on Academy Awards night because of Chris Rock's deplorable irreverence toward our president.James Connell, Augusta

Dems need real candidate for 2008
As a registered Republican, I worry about the suicidal tendencies of those in the Democratic Party who decide who will be a candidate for president of the United States. The candidates put forth by the party are what lost them the White House. The ideals and principles of the average Democrat are not the cause of repeated Democratic defeats. Gene Rickaby, Martinez

Rock's Oscars turn was great

Do not prohibit eminent domain
In the editorial "Decorated with decay" (March 1), The Augusta Chronicle encourages the city to go forward with plans to condemn seven dilapidated homes, noting the effect such a move would have on the community.Jim Higdon, Atlanta

Ask the Carey brothers

Techbits: New Segway, Browser security and more

Weddings educate brides on color, cake, language

In the know

'WarioWare: Touched!' delivers similar jolt of intensity

In hunting, tech pushes envelope of what's ethical

Spring clothing lines feature items that are easy to wear, remove

High-tech fishing gear for serious anglers

Apple polishes the PowerBook line

Man should be made aware of body odor

Apple polishes the PowerBook line
Apple Computer Inc.'s PowerBooks have long been considered the Rolls-Royce of laptops with their stylish looks, powerful engines and hefty price tags.

Apple polishes the PowerBook line
Apple Computer Inc.'s PowerBooks have long been considered the Rolls-Royce of laptops with their stylish looks, powerful engines and hefty price tags.

Man should be made aware of body odor
Dear Carson: My co-workers and I are in a dilemma. We have a co-worker in our office who is a wonderful person and we all like him very much. However, he has the most awful body order that we have ever encountered. It is so bad that we cannot eat lunch sometimes. We have left the office early because we cannot take it any longer. What can we do or how can we tell him in a nice way that he stinks? Desperately Needing Air

In the know
Ten aspiring actresses live in a house once owned by Marilyn Monroe and try to survive a Hollywood "boot camp" in The WB's new reality series, The Starlet.

High-tech fishing gear for serious anglers
EUFAULA, Ala. - Side-imaging sonar, technology used to locate the wreckage of the Titanic deep in the North Atlantic, is now available to anglers who just want to find a good fishing hole.

Ask the Carey brothers
Q: We have just discovered water (moisture) underneath our new house and need your help and advice.

High-tech fishing gear for serious anglers
EUFAULA, Ala. - Side-imaging sonar, technology used to locate the wreckage of the Titanic deep in the North Atlantic, is now available to anglers who just want to find a good fishing hole.

Weddings educate brides on color, cake, language
Asiago pinwheels or pesto ricotta tarts? Burnt lilies or mini gerberas ? Invitations with or without vellum overlay? No, I'm not talking gibberish. I'm talking "wedding," which is a separate language all its own.

'WarioWare: Touched!' delivers similar jolt of intensity
I've been doing a lot of heavy breathing and touching on my Nintendo DS lately. And before your mind hits the gutter, no, it's not some warped love affair with technology.

Spring clothing lines feature items that are easy to wear, remove
March is that schizophrenic month where in the morning you might walk out the door with a hat and gloves and by 2 p.m. feel as though you need shades and flip-flops.

Techbits: New Segway, Browser security and more
BEDFORD, N.H. - Segway LLC is rolling out three new models of its self-balancing, two-wheeled machines.

Spring clothing lines feature items that are easy to wear, remove
March is that schizophrenic month where in the morning you might walk out the door with a hat and gloves and by 2 p.m. feel as though you need shades and flip-flops.

In hunting, tech pushes envelope of what's ethical
GRANTS PASS, Ore. - Ever since man picked up a rock to kill dinner, hunters have been technology pioneers. These days, they've got more gadgets than ever to choose from.

Ask the Carey brothers
Q: We have just discovered water (moisture) underneath our new house and need your help and advice.

Techbits: New Segway, Browser security and more
BEDFORD, N.H. - Segway LLC is rolling out three new models of its self-balancing, two-wheeled machines.

In the know
Ten aspiring actresses live in a house once owned by Marilyn Monroe and try to survive a Hollywood "boot camp" in The WB's new reality series, The Starlet.

In hunting, tech pushes envelope of what's ethical
GRANTS PASS, Ore. - Ever since man picked up a rock to kill dinner, hunters have been technology pioneers. These days, they've got more gadgets than ever to choose from.

Family committed to living colorfully
If a house can have style, then a home can have an attitude, according to Bill and Nora Reynolds

Man should be made aware of body odor
Dear Carson: My co-workers and I are in a dilemma. We have a co-worker in our office who is a wonderful person and we all like him very much. However, he has the most awful body order that we have ever encountered. It is so bad that we cannot eat lunch sometimes. We have left the office early because we cannot take it any longer. What can we do or how can we tell him in a nice way that he stinks? ñ Desperately Needing Air

Weddings educate brides on color, cake, language
Asiago pinwheels or pesto ricotta tarts? Burnt lilies or mini gerberas ? Invitations with or without vellum overlay? No, I'm not talking gibberish. I'm talking "wedding," which is a separate language all its own.

'WarioWare: Touched!' delivers similar jolt of intensity
I've been doing a lot of heavy breathing and touching on my Nintendo DS lately. And before your mind hits the gutter, no, it's not some warped love affair with technology.

Lynx go overtime for win vs. Inferno
In Columbia, Jamie Johnson scored off a feed from Phil Cole 2:20 into overtime, giving the Augusta Lynx a 4-3 victory over the Columbia Inferno.

Lynx go overtime for win vs. Inferno
In Columbia, Jamie Johnson scored off a feed from Phil Cole 2:20 into overtime, giving the Augusta Lynx a 4-3 victory over the Columbia Inferno.

Lynx go overtime for win vs. Inferno

Across the southeast

Pupils, schools learn new SAT
You've got 25 minutes. Here's the essay topic: Success requires prior failure. Go. Sound a little rough? It's the format for the essay portion of the new SAT, and junior TaCara Harris is ready. She's taking an SAT prep class at Glenn Hills High School.

Beauty queen's murder trial to start

Many seek counseling after train wreck

Columbia County may be missing bus funding
Columbia County's school system could be missing out on thousands of dollars in state funding for its school buses.

Kid of the Day

Columbia County may be missing bus funding

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Lasting damage causes concern

Industry recruitment details often kept a secret

Brief but fierce storm hits area
An unexpected storm pushed through the Augusta area this afternoon blowing in damaging high winds and a brief but drenching rain.

Pupils, schools learn new SAT

Legislature faces bill deadline

Burke County boy claims spot in fourth national bee

Dentists try new tricks

News you can use

Across Georgia

Across the area

Bill would cut eligible hours
ATLANTA - Ashley Durrence knows the difference between a master's and a bachelor's degree in accounting: about $13,000 a year. That's why he's glad the HOPE Scholarship will pay for all 155 hours of college credits he needs to get the master's.

Across Georgia

Fishing fanatics cast eyes on expo
David McGhee, of Evans, was lured to Wildwood Park by something he'd never witnessed before: a fishing tournament.

Where we live

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Amber Vaughn of Augusta.

Minister worked to desegregate schools
NORTH AUGUSTA - The Rev. Nathaniel Irvin Sr. remembers the bus driver waving a pistol in his face like it was yesterday instead of 60 years gone.

Proposed legislation targets commission
Pending legislation in the state House designed to end abstentions of the Augusta Commission received support from Columbia County legislators at the county's Republican Party convention on Saturday.

Massage parlor ordinance to be reviewed
It's a Columbia County ordinance that even some county officials admit might be in need of a little massaging.

Testimony begins in Sonic Drive-In deaths
BARNWELL, S.C. - The first person to greet police officers at the Sonic Drive-In on Oct. 18, 2000, was a hobbled Shaun Edwards, who was bloody from gunshots to his face and leg.

Dentists try new tricks
Comfortably reclined, covered with a blanket and delightfully sleepy, Cricket Frederick relaxed while her dentist treated and crowned her decaying tooth.

Still seeking justice
MONROE, Ga. - Where the old Moore's Ford bridge once stood, there are few reminders of the atrocities exacted here 58 years ago - other than a crude, black "KKK" spray-painted on the underside of a modern bridge nearby.

Columbia County may be missing bus funding
Columbia County's school system could be missing out on thousands of dollars in state funding for its school buses.

S.C. could lose some security money as national focus shifts

Five questions
Randy Haygood, the athletics supervisor for the Columbia County Recreation Department, oversees the county's minor league baseball tryouts for 10-year-olds, which start at 5:45 p.m. Monday at Patriots Park and last through Thursday.

South Carolina slow to police the police

21 Confederates receive funeral
CHARLESTON, S.C. - It looked like any military funeral. At the end of Saturday's service, soldiers delicately folded flags atop wooden boxes and presented them to crying widows, clad in black.

Across South Carolina

Man wins $1 million in lottery

Across the area

Still seeking justice

Deaths may shut popular grocery

Legislative map would affect boards' makeup
ATLANTA - A congressional redistricting plan making its way through the Georgia Legislature could bring major changes to the memberships of the state's most controversial governmental boards, including those that deal with higher education, roads and public health.

News you can use
Would you know what to do if your pet had a medical emergency? There are some basic first- aid measures you can take to stabilize your animal before you head to your veterinarian.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Lasting damage causes concern
GRANITEVILLE - In the confusion of fleeing town the morning of the deadly train crash, Gary Bishop inadvertently drove his wife and daughter to the worst spot they could be, face-to-face with the wreck and in the thick of a chlorine gas cloud, burning their lungs and causing them to choke, gag, cough and spit up blood.

The week ahead
Indecision is ruining my life.

Man wins $1 million in lottery
On her birthday, Allan Moore had a little chat with his mother, Louise McKinney.

Beauty queen's murder trial to start
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A beauty queen shoots and kills her two-timing boyfriend in a confrontation outside the other woman's home - it's a story of soap-opera drama with a key question unresolved.

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Obesity battle splits lawmakers
ATLANTA - It's as obvious as the plump children who pack the state Capitol every day on school tours. Children in Georgia are too fat, and lawmakers fear a health crisis is looming if the trend isn't reversed.

Pupils, schools learn new SAT
You've got 25 minutes. Here's the essay topic: Success requires prior failure. Go. Sound a little rough? It's the format for the essay portion of the new SAT, and junior TaCara Harris is ready. She's taking an SAT prep class at Glenn Hills High School.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Felons in prison can be forced to submit saliva samples for DNA profiling, a federal appeals court has ruled.

News you can use
Would you know what to do if your pet had a medical emergency? There are some basic first- aid measures you can take to stabilize your animal before you head to your veterinarian.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina subsidiary has won a $142 million contract that will bring 600 jobs to the state and save 650 other jobs.

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested Saturday afternoon after being sought by police in a shooting on Cider Lane last week.

Across the southeast
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Nine-year-old Kelly Ferrer no longer gets the waffles, pancakes and sugar cereals that she loved eating for breakfast in her school cafeteria.

Legislative map would affect boards' makeup
ATLANTA - A congressional redistricting plan making its way through the Georgia Legislature could bring major changes to the memberships of the state's most controversial governmental boards, including those that deal with higher education, roads and public health.

Across the southeast
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Nine-year-old Kelly Ferrer no longer gets the waffles, pancakes and sugar cereals that she loved eating for breakfast in her school cafeteria.

Kid of the Day

Deaths may shut popular grocery
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - A store run by a couple who became a fixture of historic downtown Lawrenceville could close now that Homer and Carolyn Maughon have died.

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Testimony begins in Sonic Drive-In deaths
BARNWELL, S.C. - The first person to greet police officers at the Sonic Drive-In on Oct. 18, 2000, was a hobbled Shaun Edwards, who was bloody from gunshots to his face and leg.

Burke County boy claims spot in fourth national bee
The spelling gods were smiling on Joe Shepherd on Saturday morning.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jonathan Riley, 4, of Grovetown.

Obesity battle splits lawmakers

Legislature faces bill deadline
ATLANTA - The General Assembly will meet for just two days before this weekend's special Saturday get-together, but they could be two of the longest days of this year's session.

Beach hopes to limit rally to one weekend

Fishing trip nets exotic fish
COLUMBUS, Ga. - When Marshall Berger reeled the strange silver and red fish from the Chattahoochee River last August, he knew it was far from normal.

Fishing fanatics cast eyes on expo

S.C. could lose some security money as national focus shifts
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A shift in the federal focus on homeland security could mean fewer grant dollars for South Carolina cities and counties.

Testimony begins in Sonic Drive-In deaths

Beach hopes to limit rally to one weekend
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Myrtle Beach City Council is hoping the upcoming Harley-Davidson motorcycle rally stays a four-day event.

21 Confederates receive funeral

South Carolina slow to police the police
CHARLESTON, S.C. - An investigation of South Carolina's system for tracking police officers with histories of misconduct or criminal behavior showed that many officers remained on forces despite major incidents of misconduct and sometimes even criminal behavior.

Minister worked to desegregate schools

Minister worked to desegregate schools
NORTH AUGUSTA - The Rev. Nathaniel Irvin Sr. remembers the bus driver waving a pistol in his face like it was yesterday instead of 60 years gone.

Fishing trip nets exotic fish

Dentists try new tricks
Comfortably reclined, covered with a blanket and delightfully sleepy, Cricket Frederick relaxed while her dentist treated and crowned her decaying tooth.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Legislative map would affect boards' makeup

Many seek counseling after train wreck
GRANITEVILLE - Dead foliage beside railroad tracks and peeling paint on churches, businesses and homes are visible signs of the devastation an early-morning train crash wreaked on the community two months ago.

Proposed legislation targets commission

Bill would cut eligible hours

The week ahead
Indecision is ruining my life.

Across Georgia
DUBLIN -- Two high school students were arrested and a coach accused of helping them avoid police was reprimanded Friday in connection with the rape of a female high school student.

Beauty queen's murder trial to start
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A beauty queen shoots and kills her two-timing boyfriend in a confrontation outside the other woman's home - it's a story of soap-opera drama with a key question unresolved.

Industry recruitment details often kept a secret
ATLANTA - A fad among the growing group of amateur poker players is to wear sunglasses during games to hide reactions from other players.

Obesity battle splits lawmakers
ATLANTA - It's as obvious as the plump children who pack the state Capitol every day on school tours. Children in Georgia are too fat, and lawmakers fear a health crisis is looming if the trend isn't reversed.

Proposed legislation targets commission
Pending legislation in the state House designed to end abstentions of the Augusta Commission received support from Columbia County legislators at the county's Republican Party convention on Saturday.

21 Confederates receive funeral
CHARLESTON, S.C. - It looked like any military funeral. At the end of Saturday's service, soldiers delicately folded flags atop wooden boxes and presented them to crying widows, clad in black.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Amber Vaughn of Augusta.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Felons in prison can be forced to submit saliva samples for DNA profiling, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested Saturday afternoon after being sought by police in a shooting on Cider Lane last week.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina subsidiary has won a $142 million contract that will bring 600 jobs to the state and save 650 other jobs.

Burke County boy claims spot in fourth national bee
The spelling gods were smiling on Joe Shepherd on Saturday morning.

South Carolina slow to police the police
CHARLESTON, S.C. - An investigation of South Carolina's system for tracking police officers with histories of misconduct or criminal behavior showed that many officers remained on forces despite major incidents of misconduct and sometimes even criminal behavior.

Still seeking justice
MONROE, Ga. - Where the old Moore's Ford bridge once stood, there are few reminders of the atrocities exacted here 58 years ago - other than a crude, black "KKK" spray-painted on the underside of a modern bridge nearby.

Across the southeast
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Nine-year-old Kelly Ferrer no longer gets the waffles, pancakes and sugar cereals that she loved eating for breakfast in her school cafeteria.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Deaths may shut popular grocery
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - A store run by a couple who became a fixture of historic downtown Lawrenceville could close now that Homer and Carolyn Maughon have died.

Many seek counseling after train wreck
GRANITEVILLE - Dead foliage beside railroad tracks and peeling paint on churches, businesses and homes are visible signs of the devastation an early-morning train crash wreaked on the community two months ago.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jonathan Riley, 4, of Grovetown.

Lasting damage causes concern
GRANITEVILLE - In the confusion of fleeing town the morning of the deadly train crash, Gary Bishop inadvertently drove his wife and daughter to the worst spot they could be, face-to-face with the wreck and in the thick of a chlorine gas cloud, burning their lungs and causing them to choke, gag, cough and spit up blood.

Legislature faces bill deadline
ATLANTA - The General Assembly will meet for just two days before this weekend's special Saturday get-together, but they could be two of the longest days of this year's session.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Fishing trip nets exotic fish
COLUMBUS, Ga. - When Marshall Berger reeled the strange silver and red fish from the Chattahoochee River last August, he knew it was far from normal.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -- The Myrtle Beach City Council is hoping the upcoming Harley-Davidson motorcycle rally stays a four-day event.

S.C. could lose some security money as national focus shifts
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A shift in the federal focus on homeland security could mean fewer grant dollars for South Carolina cities and counties.

Across Georgia
DUBLIN -- Two high school students were arrested and a coach accused of helping them avoid police was reprimanded Friday in connection with the rape of a female high school student.

South Carolina slow to police the police
CHARLESTON, S.C. - An investigation of South Carolina's system for tracking police officers with histories of misconduct or criminal behavior showed that many officers remained on forces despite major incidents of misconduct and sometimes even criminal behavior.

Fishing fanatics cast eyes on expo
David McGhee, of Evans, was lured to Wildwood Park by something he'd never witnessed before: a fishing tournament.

Beach hopes to limit rally to one weekend
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Myrtle Beach City Council is hoping the upcoming Harley-Davidson motorcycle rally stays a four-day event.

Man wins $1 million in lottery
On her birthday, Allan Moore had a little chat with his mother, Louise McKinney.

Across the area
Richmond County authorities were investigating a robbery at a Washington Road convenience store that occurred early Sunday.

The week ahead

No more tears for winning Rebels
MACON, Ga. - There were no more tears left for Hephzibah. None were necessary.

No more tears for winning Rebels
MACON, Ga. - There were no more tears left for Hephzibah. None were necessary.

Dictionary, though worn, is a treasure
If you turn to Page 440 in the dictionary on my office desk, you will find the entry for "duct tape." You also will find its definition: "a very strong adhesive tape with a waterproof backing, used to seal ducts, hoses, etc."

Dictionary, though worn, is a treasure
If you turn to Page 440 in the dictionary on my office desk, you will find the entry for "duct tape." You also will find its definition: "a very strong adhesive tape with a waterproof backing, used to seal ducts, hoses, etc."

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

"The Pacifier" tops box office
LOS ANGELES - Vin Diesel's family-friendly comedy "The Pacifier" pulled in $30.2 million on its opening weekend to rank as the nation's top-grossing movie, turning his action-star image - and box-office expectations - upside down.

Travolta, Thurman chill out again for 'Be Cool'
LOS ANGELES - They went on one of the coolest movie dates ever, at least until she OD'd and he rammed an adrenaline needle through her breast to jump-start her heart.

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

Travolta, Thurman chill out again for 'Be Cool'
LOS ANGELES - They went on one of the coolest movie dates ever, at least until she OD'd and he rammed an adrenaline needle through her breast to jump-start her heart.

"The Pacifier" tops box office

Travolta, Thurman chill out again for 'Be Cool'

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

"The Pacifier" tops box office
LOS ANGELES - Vin Diesel's family-friendly comedy "The Pacifier" pulled in $30.2 million on its opening weekend to rank as the nation's top-grossing movie, turning his action-star image - and box-office expectations - upside down.

James Brown shrugs off talk of retirement
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Legendary soul singer James Brown on Sunday shrugged off talk of retirement and said his work is the root of much of today's music.

James Brown shrugs off talk of retirement
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Legendary soul singer James Brown on Sunday shrugged off talk of retirement and said his work is the root of much of today's music.

James Brown shrugs off talk of retirement

Wheldon wins IRL season opener
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Celebrating in Victory Lane after an overpowering victory Sunday in the IRL IndyCar opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Dan Wheldon was hoping for a similar scene at another racetrack later this year.

Scheckter speeds Chevy to pole win

Fisichella wins Australian GP; Schumacher doesn't even finish

Mexican driver makes history with pole win
MEXICO CITY - It took 15 minutes for Jorge Goeters to fight through the throng of Mexican reporters and a few more minutes to fight through the tears before he jumped on one of the concrete walls along pit road. He was just two feet off the ground, but it seemed like the top of the world in a moment that forever will be etched into Mexico's proud sports history.

Fisichella wins Australian GP; Schumacher doesn't even finish
MELBOURNE, Australia - Giancarlo Fisichella was exuberant, and it was tough to blame him.

Scheckter speeds Chevy to pole win
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Tomas Scheckter put Panther Racing out front Saturday with Chevrolet power, easily winning the pole for the season-opening Toyota Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Fisichella wins Australian GP; Schumacher doesn't even finish
MELBOURNE, Australia - Giancarlo Fisichella was exuberant, and it was tough to blame him.

Mexican driver makes history with pole win
MEXICO CITY - It took 15 minutes for Jorge Goeters to fight through the throng of Mexican reporters and a few more minutes to fight through the tears before he jumped on one of the concrete walls along pit road. He was just two feet off the ground, but it seemed like the top of the world in a moment that forever will be etched into Mexico's proud sports history.

Scheckter speeds Chevy to pole win
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Tomas Scheckter put Panther Racing out front Saturday with Chevrolet power, easily winning the pole for the season-opening Toyota Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Mexican driver makes history with pole win

Defending champion stays on right track
MEXICO CITY - Martin Truex Jr. predicted a victory in Sunday's Telcel-Motorola 200 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez road course as long as he did one thing - stay on the track.

Hawks lose 11th straight

Bobcats fall to Wizards
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Washington Wizards were lousy on offense and not much better on defense, forcing them to rely on one heads-up play by Laron Profit to end their six-game road losing streak.

Bobcats fall to Wizards

Hawks lose 11th straight
ATLANTA - Coach Jim O'Brien cringed as Allen Iverson fell down in an attempt to catch Chris Webber's awkward pass near midcourt.

Bobcats fall to Wizards
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Washington Wizards were lousy on offense and not much better on defense, forcing them to rely on one heads-up play by Laron Profit to end their six-game road losing streak.

Hawks lose 11th straight
ATLANTA - Coach Jim O'Brien cringed as Allen Iverson fell down in an attempt to catch Chris Webber's awkward pass near midcourt.

SEC roundup
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Alabama's players couldn't forget watching Mississippi State come to Tuscaloosa, Ala., last season and clinch the SEC West. Given a chance at redemption, they turned the tables on the Bulldogs.

Columbus St. erases bad memories
The Columbus State men's basketball team blew a late 14-point lead to Kennesaw State in the Peach Belt Conference championship game a year ago.

Lady Lions, Pacers get dance cards
Before Paine's conference tournament semifinal against Tuskegee last week, Kisha Lucette wanted coach Selina Kohn to wear tennis shoes.

Cougars ride Walker in win
Like a scene out of the movie Groundhog Day, Cherwonna Walker continues to do the same thing again and again.

Cougars capture title in upset
Somewhere right now, Yandel Brown is wearing his white headband knocking down another jumper.

Jaguar nets award for top freshman
Augusta State forward Cameron Tovey was named Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year at the league's awards ceremony Saturday morning.

Jaguar nets award for top freshman
Augusta State forward Cameron Tovey was named Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year at the league's awards ceremony Saturday morning.

Columbus St. erases bad memories
The Columbus State men's basketball team blew a late 14-point lead to Kennesaw State in the Peach Belt Conference championship game a year ago.

Lady Lakers nab tournament title
Just before Clayton State was set to begin its slate of conference games at North Florida, athletic director Mason Barfield gave first-year coach Dennis Cox a bit of advice.

Augusta State cries foul in loss
Midway through the second half, Augusta State was in the process of getting blown out. Karim Telfer got called for a rare palming violation and Dip Metress did one of the most bizarre things in the school's basketball history.

Lady Lakers nab tournament title
Just before Clayton State was set to begin its slate of conference games at North Florida, athletic director Mason Barfield gave first-year coach Dennis Cox a bit of advice.

Augusta State cries foul in loss
Midway through the second half, Augusta State was in the process of getting blown out. Karim Telfer got called for a rare palming violation and Dip Metress did one of the most bizarre things in the school's basketball history.

Lady Lions, Pacers get dance cards
Before Paine's conference tournament semifinal against Tuskegee last week, Kisha Lucette wanted coach Selina Kohn to wear tennis shoes.

Cougars ride Walker in win
Like a scene out of the movie Groundhog Day, Cherwonna Walker continues to do the same thing again and again.

SEC roundup
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Alabama's players couldn't forget watching Mississippi State come to Tuscaloosa, Ala., last season and clinch the SEC West. Given a chance at redemption, they turned the tables on the Bulldogs.

Lions prevail in double OT
ALBANY, Ga. - Coming into Saturday, Paine College women's basketball coach Selina Kohn already had quite an impressive Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament rsum.

Cougars capture title in upset
Somewhere right now, Yandel Brown is wearing his white headband knocking down another jumper.

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Mrs. Ethel B. Whitfield    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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Mrs. Ethel B. Whitfield (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta D'Antignac Cofer (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. David C. Wilson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. James Barnett Sims ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Donna Lea Hallmark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Robinson Bridges (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Patricia A. "Trish" Pepper (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Leon Bonnette (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Gary H. Silas (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James Clifford Baker (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Ann Obianyimuo (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas "Bob" Cushman (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Julian Edward Lemmons (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Herbert Gordon Newsome (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Clifford Baker (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Walter Wright (ALBANY, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Porter Adams, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Russel "Buddy" Hagan (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Simpson Rawls (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Oliver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Adams Ebenhack (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Betty Caroline Clark (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Daniels (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Evans Horton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Fleming Cooper (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Murray A. Orvin (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Gary H. Silas (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Williams ( SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle O'Neal Ward (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Queenie Hughes Odom (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Jean McConnell Delvaux (NASHVILLE, Tenn.)

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

Ms. Margaret Elizabeth Freeman ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Warren Daves, Jr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Brenda Joyce Bell ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Robinson Bridges (BATH, S.C.)

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

Mr. Gerald Cecil Redmond ( WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. David C. Wilson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. M. Brinson "Ruth" Jones (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Alene Mitchell Bell (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Pearl Bates ( AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas "Bob" Cushman (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

SCLC urges black athletes to boycott Auburn over firings

Armstrong is 140th in Paris-Nice prologue

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Overtime
Augusta State got great pitching and an impressive offensive outburst to sweep away Malloy, 16-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Armstrong is 140th in Paris-Nice prologue
PARIS - Lance Armstrong finished 140th Sunday in the prologue of the Paris-Nice cycling race, a key tuneup for the Tour de France in July when he will go for a record seventh straight title.

SCLC urges black athletes to boycott Auburn over firings
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference on Saturday urged black athletes to boycott Auburn University until the school rehires two black athletics administrators.

Armstrong is 140th in Paris-Nice prologue
PARIS - Lance Armstrong finished 140th Sunday in the prologue of the Paris-Nice cycling race, a key tuneup for the Tour de France in July when he will go for a record seventh straight title.

SCLC urges black athletes to boycott Auburn over firings
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference on Saturday urged black athletes to boycott Auburn University until the school rehires two black athletics administrators.

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R.L. Lorick of Ladson, S.C., and Gavin Grenville-Wood of Bluffton, S.C., had the long drives Saturday in the open division of a local Re/Max Long-Driving qualifier at Augusta's Wedges and Woods driving range.

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R.L. Lorick of Ladson, S.C., and Gavin Grenville-Wood of Bluffton, S.C., had the long drives Saturday in the open division of a local Re/Max Long-Driving qualifier at Augusta's Wedges and Woods driving range.

Davenport wins Dubai Women's Open
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Top-seeded Lindsay Davenport fought off a break point late in the third set and went on to beat 19-year-old Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 Saturday to claim the $1 million Dubai Women's Open for her 46th WTA Tour title.

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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.

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Augusta State got great pitching and an impressive offensive outburst to sweep away Malloy, 16-1 on Sunday afternoon.

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

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Deer-baiting bill brings about rift

Deer-baiting bill brings about rift
A bill to legalize hunting deer over bait and separate legislation to increase the harvest limit to 15 deer are under debate in Georgia's General Assembly.

Deer-baiting bill brings about rift
A bill to legalize hunting deer over bait and separate legislation to increase the harvest limit to 15 deer are under debate in Georgia's General Assembly.

Test your fishing lingo
Pegging, poking, pitching or parachuting? They're all ways to lure a waiting bass - and part of the pro angler's vocabulary.<

Test your fishing lingo
Pegging, poking, pitching or parachuting? They're all ways to lure a waiting bass - and part of the pro angler's vocabulary.

Bill would cut eligible hours
ATLANTA - Ashley Durrence knows the difference between a master's and a bachelor's degree in accounting: about $13,000 a year. That's why he's glad the HOPE Scholarship will pay for all 155 hours of college credits he needs to get the master's.

Amendments try to save stalled Open Records Act overhaul
ATLANTA -- House Bill 218 seeks to change the state's Open Records Act by shielding government agency records that identify companies being solicited , reveal agreements and negotiations about agreements , or contain proprietary information the company hands over during the talks.

Industry recruitment details often kept a secret
ATLANTA - A fad among the growing group of amateur poker players is to wear sunglasses during games to hide reactions from other players.

Wesleyan girls claim another Class AA title
MACON, Ga. - Wesleyan withstood a fourth-quarter surge from Dade County for a 48-37 win Saturday in the Georgia High School Association's Class AA girls championship at the Macon Coliseum.

Hephzibah wins 1st state basketball title
MACON, Ga. -- The final score was in Hephzibah's favor Saturday at the Class AAA championship. Hephzibah endured a mighty test from Kendrick but left the Macon Centreplex with a 72-64 victory.

Lady Rebels win Class AAA title
MACON, Ga. - It was emotion that needed the previous 766 games of Wendell Lofton's time at Hephzibah to simmer. It boiled over an instant after the 29-year coaching veteran earned his 590th career victory and a Georgia High School Association Class AAA championship at Macon Centreplex.

Lady Rebels win Class AAA title
MACON, Ga. - It was emotion that needed the previous 766 games of Wendell Lofton's time at Hephzibah to simmer. It boiled over an instant after the 29-year coaching veteran earned his 590th career victory and a Georgia High School Association Class AAA championship at Macon Centreplex.

Hephzibah wins 1st state basketball title
MACON, Ga. -- The final score was in Hephzibah's favor Saturday at the Class AAA championship. Hephzibah endured a mighty test from Kendrick but left the Macon Centreplex with a 72-64 victory.

Wesleyan girls claim another Class AA title
MACON, Ga. - Wesleyan withstood a fourth-quarter surge from Dade County for a 48-37 win Saturday in the Georgia High School Association's Class AA girls championship at the Macon Coliseum.

Test your fishing lingo

No more tears for winning Rebels

Will National Guard story overshadow Rather's career?
NEW YORK - As his final evening newscast approaches on Wednesday, Dan Rather is seeing the indignities pile up as quickly as the roses that were tossed in the path of Tom Brokaw when the NBC anchorman stepped down late last year.

Rather will bid 'Evening News' good bye

Kirstie Alley goes for big laughs in 'Fat Actress'

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Rather will bid 'Evening News' good bye
NEW YORK - When Dan Rather thinks back on all his years as anchorman of the "CBS Evening News," his role reporting 9/11 comes to mind. And Tiananmen Square. The fall of the Berlin Wall. The two Gulf wars.

Putting grit of the Old West in HBO's 'Deadwood'

Will National Guard story overshadow Rather's career?
NEW YORK - As his final evening newscast approaches on Wednesday, Dan Rather is seeing the indignities pile up as quickly as the roses that were tossed in the path of Tom Brokaw when the NBC anchorman stepped down late last year.

Putting grit of the Old West in HBO's 'Deadwood'
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - A visit to the dingy Western set of "Deadwood" makes you wonder: What century is this, anyway? - until director Ed Bianchi yells "Cut!" and the scruffy miners put on sunglasses and haul out cell phones to check their messages.

Will National Guard story overshadow Rather's career?

Putting grit of the Old West in HBO's 'Deadwood'
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - A visit to the dingy Western set of "Deadwood" makes you wonder: What century is this, anyway? - until director Ed Bianchi yells "Cut!" and the scruffy miners put on sunglasses and haul out cell phones to check their messages.

Kirstie Alley goes for big laughs in 'Fat Actress'
LOS ANGELES - The plate of snacks is tempting, filled with chocolates, cookies and more, but the only member of Kirstie Alley's household to bite is Bradley the dog.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
When Hunter S. Thompson's body was found in a chair in front of his typewriter, the word "counselor" was found typed in the center of the page. Coming from this legendary "gonzo" journalist, the dispatch was unusually concise. But its presentation was typically flamboyant.

Kirstie Alley goes for big laughs in 'Fat Actress'
LOS ANGELES - The plate of snacks is tempting, filled with chocolates, cookies and more, but the only member of Kirstie Alley's household to bite is Bradley the dog.

Rather will bid 'Evening News' good bye
NEW YORK - When Dan Rather thinks back on all his years as anchorman of the "CBS Evening News," his role reporting 9/11 comes to mind. And Tiananmen Square. The fall of the Berlin Wall. The two Gulf wars.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
When Hunter S. Thompson's body was found in a chair in front of his typewriter, the word "counselor" was found typed in the center of the page. Coming from this legendary "gonzo" journalist, the dispatch was unusually concise. But its presentation was typically flamboyant.

People in the News

Janet Jackson seeks restraining order

Team looking for next stars
ATHENS, Ga. - Gusty winds and winds of change greeted Georgia on Saturday morning, when the Bulldogs held their first spring practice.

Toney-less 'Dogs fall to Volunteers

UGA says fired coach owes $300,000
ATLANTA - Former University of Georgia cheerleading coach Marilou Braswell still owes UGA more than $300,000 from cheerleading camps she held last summer, and a university lawyer says Ms. Braswell could face legal action if she doesn't pay up soon.

Team looking for next stars

Team looking for next stars
ATHENS, Ga. - Gusty winds and winds of change greeted Georgia on Saturday morning, when the Bulldogs held their first spring practice.

Toney-less 'Dogs fall to Volunteers
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Georgia's freshman wing man didn't fly on Friday and Tennessee's soared on Saturday.

Toney-less 'Dogs fall to Volunteers
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Georgia's freshman wing man didn't fly on Friday and Tennessee's soared on Saturday.

South Carolina tops Mississippi
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Carlos Powell scored a career-high 30 points on senior day as South Carolina rallied from a 14-point first-half deficit to beat Ole Miss 76-70 in overtime Sunday.

South Carolina tops Mississippi

Chinese adviser urges lip synching ban

Prosecutors must decide retrial in bomb case