For two years, 'The Da Vinci Code' a best-seller
NEW YORK - Two years ago this month, Doubleday published a historical thriller with an announced first printing of 85,000 and high hopes that a little-known writer named Dan Brown would catch on with the general public.

For two years, 'The Da Vinci Code' a best-seller

Three works by Munch stolen from Norwegian hotel

Three works by Munch stolen from Norwegian hotel
OSLO, Norway - Three works by Edvard Munch were stolen from a hotel south of Oslo this weekend, the second theft of the renowned Norwegian's art in less than seven months.

For two years, 'The Da Vinci Code' a best-seller
NEW YORK - Two years ago this month, Doubleday published a historical thriller with an announced first printing of 85,000 and high hopes that a little-known writer named Dan Brown would catch on with the general public.

Three works by Munch stolen from Norwegian hotel
OSLO, Norway - Three works by Edvard Munch were stolen from a hotel south of Oslo this weekend, the second theft of the renowned Norwegian's art in less than seven months.

Congress to subpoena baseball stars

Congress to subpoena baseball stars
NEW YORK - Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire and Jason Giambi were among seven current and former baseball stars that a congressional committee plans to subpoena as soon as Wednesday to testify about steroids.

Freeman sparkles in Knights victory
The Evans concession stand made a killing Tuesday night. The brisk sales could be attributed to the half-dozen or so major league scouts who were looking to quench their thirsts after salivating over Cross Creek's Jon Egan and Evans' Ryan Pressley - the two most likely to be drafted in June's Amateur Draft.

Congress to subpoena baseball stars
NEW YORK - Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire and Jason Giambi were among seven current and former baseball stars that a congressional committee plans to subpoena as soon as Wednesday to testify about steroids.

Can you spell 'ikat'? These kids can

Mauled man tried to 'reason' with chimps during attack
SAN FRANCISCO - A man who was severely mauled by two chimpanzees at an animal sanctuary last week was quickly overwhelmed when the apes attacked, his wife said Monday.

Odds and Ends
DE PERE, Wis. - For most people, PEZ is just a candy, but Barry Umbs calls his addiction to collecting PEZ dispensers "a bit of an illness."

Odds and Ends
BANGKOK, Thailand - Motorists in the Thai capital are having the last laugh: More than 600 policemen have temporarily lost the right to issue tickets after failing a test on traffic law.

Odds and Ends
BANGKOK, Thailand - Motorists in the Thai capital are having the last laugh: More than 600 policemen have temporarily lost the right to issue tickets after failing a test on traffic law.

Odds and Ends
DE PERE, Wis. - For most people, PEZ is just a candy, but Barry Umbs calls his addiction to collecting PEZ dispensers "a bit of an illness."

Braves hammer Yankees
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The New York Yankees waited a long time to acquire Randy Johnson and send him to the mound.

Braves shut out Mets
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Tim Hudson was wearing a different uniform - and throwing the same nasty sinker.

Braves hammer Yankees

Braves shut out Mets
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Tim Hudson was wearing a different uniform - and throwing the same nasty sinker.

Johnson's debut is a rough start
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Historically, Chipper Jones has fared as well against Randy Johnson as anyone.

Braves hammer Yankees
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The New York Yankees waited a long time to acquire Randy Johnson and send him to the mound.

Braves shut out Mets

Chairman urges focus on biomedical growth
Phil Jacobs recalls hearing about graduates of the Medical College of Georgia who a few years ago created a computer program that mechanized patient records.

Oil sways market on slow news day

Buffet: Berkshire Hathaway on the prowl for acquisitions
OMAHA, Neb. - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he's on the prowl this year for new companies after lamenting last year's failure to make multibillion dollar acquisitions that would boost its earnings.

Buffet: Berkshire Hathaway on the prowl for acquisitions
OMAHA, Neb. - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he's on the prowl this year for new companies after lamenting last year's failure to make multibillion dollar acquisitions that would boost its earnings.

Company will push healthy lifestyles
NEW YORK - Shifting the spotlight from french fries to fruit, McDonald's Corp. launched a new worldwide initiative Tuesday promoting healthy living - the latest effort by the world's largest restaurant chain to combat criticism of its food and business.

Ebbers trial jurors get second look at video

Buyer's plans include repairs
Clay Boardman, the local businessman responsible for redeveloping the Enterprise Mill, has agreed to purchase and repair the former Houghton School on Greene Street.

Boeing Co. forces out CEO
CHICAGO - Boeing Co. CEO Harry Stonecipher, brought back from retirement 15 months ago to boost the aerospace manufacturer's tainted image, has been forced out because of a new ethics scandal involving an affair he had this year with a female company executive.

Chairman urges focus on biomedical growth

Blue chips falter as tech shares jump
NEW YORK - A cautious stock market finished the session mixed Monday as a top-level management shakeup at Boeing Co. pressured blue chips, while technology shares saw strong buying.

Quick money has its costs
With big plans such as paying off debt, getting a car repaired or going on vacation, few taxpayers want to wait for their refund.

Martha Stewart, back at work

Blue chips falter as tech shares jump

Group buys paper mill

Quick money has its costs
With big plans such as paying off debt, getting a car repaired or going on vacation, few taxpayers want to wait for their refund.

Buffet: Berkshire Hathaway on the prowl for acquisitions

Blue chips falter as tech shares jump
NEW YORK - A cautious stock market finished the session mixed Monday as a top-level management shakeup at Boeing Co. pressured blue chips, while technology shares saw strong buying.

Martha Stewart, back at work
NEW YORK - A beaming Martha Stewart praised her employees on her first day back at work Monday and told the cheering workers who welcomed her back that she thought of them every single day of her five months in prison.

Martha Stewart, back at work
NEW YORK - A beaming Martha Stewart praised her employees on her first day back at work Monday and told the cheering workers who welcomed her back that she thought of them every single day of her five months in prison.

Sony appoints foreigner as new chief
TOKYO - Determined to break with its past, Sony Corp. tapped a foreigner - former CBS executive Howard Stringer - as CEO Monday and vowed to turn around its lagging electronics sector by linking it with its entertainment businesses - a goal that has long eluded the company.

Company will push healthy lifestyles

Ebbers trial jurors get second look at video
NEW YORK - Jurors at the fraud trial of former WorldCom chief Bernard Ebbers saw a videotape for the second time Monday in which Mr. Ebbers told an interviewer that WorldCom's accounting was "very conservative."

Quick money has its costs

Group buys paper mill
The redevelopment of an abandoned paper mill in south Richmond County by a group of North Carolina investors was touted as a victory Monday for a local organization.

Company will push healthy lifestyles
NEW YORK - Shifting the spotlight from french fries to fruit, McDonald's Corp. launched a new worldwide initiative Tuesday promoting healthy living - the latest effort by the world's largest restaurant chain to combat criticism of its food and business.

Sony appoints foreigner as new chief
TOKYO - Determined to break with its past, Sony Corp. tapped a foreigner - former CBS executive Howard Stringer - as CEO Monday and vowed to turn around its lagging electronics sector by linking it with its entertainment businesses - a goal that has long eluded the company.

Oil sways market on slow news day
NEW YORK - Profit-taking sent stocks modestly lower Tuesday after oil prices topped $55 a barrel and a disappointing earnings update from Texas Instruments Inc. cast fresh doubts on the tech sector.

Ebbers trial jurors get second look at video
NEW YORK - Jurors at the fraud trial of former WorldCom chief Bernard Ebbers saw a videotape for the second time Monday in which Mr. Ebbers told an interviewer that WorldCom's accounting was "very conservative."

Crude prices hit $55 mark
NEW YORK - Crude futures rose above $55 per barrel Tuesday before settling just below that mark as the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported higher than expected oil demand in China.

Group buys paper mill
The redevelopment of an abandoned paper mill in south Richmond County by a group of North Carolina investors was touted as a victory Monday for a local organization.

Chairman urges focus on biomedical growth
Phil Jacobs recalls hearing about graduates of the Medical College of Georgia who a few years ago created a computer program that mechanized patient records.

Sony appoints foreigner as new chief

Oil sways market on slow news day
NEW YORK - Profit-taking sent stocks modestly lower Tuesday after oil prices topped $55 a barrel and a disappointing earnings update from Texas Instruments Inc. cast fresh doubts on the tech sector.

Tigers hungry for more than NIT bid
Vernon Hamilton is excited his Clemson team heads into the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament already eligible for its first national tournament bid since 1999.

Tigers hungry for more than NIT bid
Vernon Hamilton is excited his Clemson team heads into the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament already eligible for its first national tournament bid since 1999.

Tigers hungry for more than NIT bid

North Carolina tops Duke

Dispute kept ace out of 'Chronicle'

Too much of a good thing can be bad for health
While it's true that some foods might fight disease and help you live longer, many of us forget that just because a food is healthful doesn't mean it's calorie free. In fact, eating too much of it might cancel the benefit it provides.

Parents as teachers

Railroad derailed
Norfolk Southern railroad's brass may feel awful about the Jan. 6 train wreck and chlorine spill that killed nine people, injured about 250, and forced evacuation of 5,400 Graniteville area residents from their homes.

Railroad derailed
Norfolk Southern railroad's brass may feel awful about the Jan. 6 train wreck and chlorine spill that killed nine people, injured about 250, and forced evacuation of 5,400 Graniteville area residents from their homes.

See Dan in denial

Railroad derailed

See Dan in denial
Former reporter Bernard Goldberg writes in his damning CBS News memoirs that most liberals at the network really didn't seem to realize they were liberal - and that their out-of-mainstream views were coloring the network's news.

Parents as teachers
How do you spell relief? Easy: b-e-n-e-v-o-l-e-n-c-e.

Classless in Boulder
Elizabeth Hoffman was not involved in any of the scandals at Colorado University. But as president, she had to be held responsible - and has paid the price of her job.

Parents as teachers
How do you spell relief? Easy: b-e-n-e-v-o-l-e-n-c-e.

See Dan in denial
Former reporter Bernard Goldberg writes in his damning CBS News memoirs that most liberals at the network really didn't seem to realize they were liberal - and that their out-of-mainstream views were coloring the network's news.

Rebel uprising
Get Wendell Lofton to pick your next set of lottery numbers. Or ask him to recommend a stock to buy.

Taking stock
For anyone else moving into a $16 million mansion, it might mean having won the lottery. For Martha Stewart, it's house arrest.

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.

People in the News
LONDON - John Travolta provided his own definition of cool after he flew across the Atlantic in his private jet to attend the London premiere of his new movie, "Be Cool."

Gonzo journalist remembered at memorial
ASPEN, Colo. - Johnny Depp and Bill Murray, who both portrayed Hunter S. Thompson in films, joined Sean Penn, Jack Nicholson and others over the weekend to remember the gonzo journalist at a private memorial.

The top five list
The top file entertainment list.

Celebrity Stalkers: from fan to fanatical
NEW YORK - They're out there. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sheryl Crow and Mel Gibson recently faced theirs in court. Anna Kournikova's took a nude swim to find her. Andrea Evans feared hers for a decade.

'American Pie' actress splitting from husband
LOS ANGELES - Shannon Elizabeth, who starred in "American Pie," and husband Joseph Reitman have decided to split, People magazine reported Monday.

Debra Hill, "Halloween" writer-producer, dead at 54
LOS ANGELES - Debra Hill, who co-wrote the horror classic "Halloween" and was one of Hollywood's pioneering woman producers, died Monday, according to a family friend. She was 54.

Jackson defense cross-examines accuser's sister
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The jury in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial on Monday heard an audiotape in which the accuser's siblings and mother effusively praised the "King of Pop" as a father figure who took them in after years of abuse by the mother's ex-husband.

The top five list
The top file entertainment list.

Ed McMahon hospitalized after fall in home
LOS ANGELES - Ed McMahon, Johnny Carson's former sidekick, was hospitalized after a fall in his Beverly Hills home left him with a mild concussion and a gash in his head that required stitches, his publicist said Monday.

Model's stepfather sentenced for stealing money
WATERTOWN, N.Y. - The stepfather of model Maggie Rizer has been sentenced to up to four years in jail for allegedly stealing millions from her and other family members.

Ed McMahon released from hospital after fall in home
LOS ANGELES - Former "Tonight Show" sidekick Ed McMahon went home from the hospital Tuesday after being treated for injuries from a fall at his Beverly Hills home, his publicist said.

Jackson defense cross-examines accuser's sister
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The jury in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial on Monday heard an audiotape in which the accuser's siblings and mother effusively praised the "King of Pop" as a father figure who took them in after years of abuse by the mother's ex-husband.

Model's stepfather sentenced for stealing money
WATERTOWN, N.Y. - The stepfather of model Maggie Rizer has been sentenced to up to four years in jail for allegedly stealing millions from her and other family members.

Debra Hill, "Halloween" writer-producer, dead at 54
LOS ANGELES - Debra Hill, who co-wrote the horror classic "Halloween" and was one of Hollywood's pioneering woman producers, died Monday, according to a family friend. She was 54.

Celebrity Stalkers: from fan to fanatical
NEW YORK - They're out there. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sheryl Crow and Mel Gibson recently faced theirs in court. Anna Kournikova's took a nude swim to find her. Andrea Evans feared hers for a decade.

'American Pie' actress splitting from husband
LOS ANGELES - Shannon Elizabeth, who starred in "American Pie," and husband Joseph Reitman have decided to split, People magazine reported Monday.

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.

People in the News
LONDON - John Travolta provided his own definition of cool after he flew across the Atlantic in his private jet to attend the London premiere of his new movie, "Be Cool."

Gonzo journalist remembered at memorial
ASPEN, Colo. - Johnny Depp and Bill Murray, who both portrayed Hunter S. Thompson in films, joined Sean Penn, Jack Nicholson and others over the weekend to remember the gonzo journalist at a private memorial.

Hagel touts his version of Social Security plan
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Social Security retirement age would rise to 68 and benefits would be based in part on life expectancy under a plan unveiled Monday by a leading Republican senator, who said it would help fix the retirement program's long-term financial problems.

Hagel touts his version of Social Security plan
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Social Security retirement age would rise to 68 and benefits would be based in part on life expectancy under a plan unveiled Monday by a leading Republican senator, who said it would help fix the retirement program's long-term financial problems.

Hagel touts his version of Social Security plan

Bass events cast eye on area

Bass events cast eye on area
Although the Citgo Bassmaster tournament is now over in Columbia County, officials are still looking to land a big catch at Wildwood Park.

Bass events cast eye on area
Although the Citgo Bassmaster tournament is now over in Columbia County, officials are still looking to land a big catch at Wildwood Park.

Low-fat curried apricot chicken recipe
Steaming is a healthful way to cook, but it can also make some foods a little bland. Not this preparation of curried apricot chicken, which adds the low-fat advantage of steaming to a smart series of measures to keep the taste at a high level.

Low-fat curried apricot chicken recipe

Consider fare with roots in Irish country food

Red wine ratatouille is a tasty vegetarian dish
CONCORD, N.H. - All vegetarians are teetotalers, right? Given the tone of most vegetarian cookbooks, you'd be forgiven for thinking so. For reasons that befuddle me, few veg writers tackle wine and spirits, and when they do, it often is little more than in a spare reference to wine for cooking risotto.

Dessert professionals show their skills
WILTON, Conn. - Home cooks who take dessert-making very seriously, even if it's just to bake super cookies for the family, may get inspiration and dazzling glimpses of far higher achievement, as I did recently, from two books written by great professionals.

Low-fat curried apricot chicken recipe
Steaming is a healthful way to cook, but it can also make some foods a little bland. Not this preparation of curried apricot chicken, which adds the low-fat advantage of steaming to a smart series of measures to keep the taste at a high level.

Dessert professionals show their skills

Dessert professionals show their skills
WILTON, Conn. - Home cooks who take dessert-making very seriously, even if it's just to bake super cookies for the family, may get inspiration and dazzling glimpses of far higher achievement, as I did recently, from two books written by great professionals.

Red wine ratatouille is a tasty vegetarian dish

Consider fare with roots in Irish country food
NEW YORK - Irish or no, at this time of year hearty lamb and vegetable stew, freshly baked soda bread or buttered fruit bread with your cup of tea are heartwarming concepts even to call to mind - let alone actually cook.

Braised salmon steaks with cilantro is a snap
Stews and braises featuring fish and vegetables are ideal for nights when you want something a little lighter yet still satisfying, and quicker to make than a meat stew.

Small bites
NEW YORK - Chefs and other top culinary professionals from around the United States plan to gather Monday, May 2, in New York City to pay tribute to Julia Child at the 15th Annual James Beard Foundation Awards, the foundation has announced.

Consider fare with roots in Irish country food
NEW YORK - Irish or no, at this time of year hearty lamb and vegetable stew, freshly baked soda bread or buttered fruit bread with your cup of tea are heartwarming concepts even to call to mind - let alone actually cook.

Red wine ratatouille is a tasty vegetarian dish
CONCORD, N.H. - All vegetarians are teetotalers, right? Given the tone of most vegetarian cookbooks, you'd be forgiven for thinking so. For reasons that befuddle me, few veg writers tackle wine and spirits, and when they do, it often is little more than in a spare reference to wine for cooking risotto.

Georgia Tech can cause bracket problems
ATLANTA - Come Sunday night, the coach of a highly seeded team will look at the NCAA Tournament bracket and cringe.

Georgia Tech can cause bracket problems
ATLANTA - Come Sunday night, the coach of a highly seeded team will look at the NCAA Tournament bracket and cringe.

Georgia Tech can cause bracket problems

Woods back to No. 1, but for how long?
MIAMI - Getting back to No. 1 in the world wasn't easy for Tiger Woods.

Nicklaus may skip Masters
JUPITER, Fla. - Jack Nicklaus' next competitive round of golf would come in April's Masters Tournament, but even that is highly doubtful.

Golf: Upcoming Events
Upcoming events and golf tournaments:

Golf: Cink now 'embracing the fear'

Nicklaus may skip Masters
JUPITER, Fla. - Jack Nicklaus' next competitive round of golf would come in April's Masters Tournament, but even that is highly doubtful.

Golf: Cink now 'embracing the fear'
Few American players on the PGA Tour have putted and played better over the past two years than Georgia Tech graduate Stewart Cink.

Masters Update
The Masters Tournament field of 96 players could expand to more than 100 if several players on the qualifying bubble continue their solid play this month.

Newsmaker: Larry Hogan Mize

Golf: Cink now 'embracing the fear'
Few American players on the PGA Tour have putted and played better over the past two years than Georgia Tech graduate Stewart Cink.

Masters Update
The Masters Tournament field of 96 players could expand to more than 100 if several players on the qualifying bubble continue their solid play this month.

Weekend proves Doral no longer a forgotten event
Most comebacks don't make it all the way back. They're fine as concepts and even better as stories.

Masters Update

Golf: Upcoming Events

Nicklaus may skip Masters

Woods back to No. 1, but for how long?

Newsmaker: Larry Hogan Mize
This week's newsmaker is Larry Hogan Mize.

Weekend proves Doral no longer a forgotten event

Woods back to No. 1, but for how long?
MIAMI - Getting back to No. 1 in the world wasn't easy for Tiger Woods.

Weekend proves Doral no longer a forgotten event
Most comebacks don't make it all the way back. They're fine as concepts and even better as stories.

Newsmaker: Larry Hogan Mize
This week's newsmaker is Larry Hogan Mize.

Golf: Upcoming Events
Upcoming events and golf tournaments:

Gretzky: Negotiations starting at square one

Gretzky: Negotiations starting at square one
NEW YORK - Wayne Gretzky saw firsthand just how far NHL players and owners were from ending the lockout - even at the height of frantic talks.

Gretzky: Negotiations starting at square one
NEW YORK - Wayne Gretzky saw firsthand just how far NHL players and owners were from ending the lockout - even at the height of frantic talks.

Frozen shrimp find place in pasta dish
I love frozen bags of peeled and deveined shrimp and am always looking for new ways to cook them. This Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta Toss is a recipe I've made for years that is always a hit at home.

Can you spell 'ikat'? These kids can
The Chronicle was again the host of the regional spelling bee last weekend, and as the man who called out the words to these bright, young people, let me tell you I was impressed with their efforts.

Can you spell 'ikat'? These kids can
The Chronicle was again the host of the regional spelling bee last weekend, and as the man who called out the words to these bright, young people, let me tell you I was impressed with their efforts.

Commanding general to head private high school
Fort Gordon's commanding general, Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks, will retire this summer and become the head of Augusta Prep's Upper School by July 1.

Commanding general to head private high school
Fort Gordon's commanding general, Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks, will retire this summer and become the head of Augusta Prep's Upper School by July 1.

Gusty winds knock out electricity
Fierce winds knocked out electricity to several thousand people in the Augusta area and caused many problems for commuters this morning.

Social Security arguments flawed
Regarding your editorial "Social Security scare talk" (March 6) and an opnion column by Alvin Williams, "Personal accounts can help blacks" (March 5):Saroja Venkatraman, Martinez

Social Security does face crisis
Diane Smith's letter ("Social Security crisis is fiction," Feb 28) states that trust-fund-interest income can cover Social Security benefit costs to 2042, thus implying no "crisis." Bill Wilson, Aiken, S.C.

Local uninsured have many ob/gyn options
In response to Pat Lynch-Hayes' letter dated Feb. 27 ("Poor women need medical help"), we would like to address her concerns regarding availability of gynecologists to women in our area.Stacie McGahee and Dan Walton, Augusta

Local uninsured have many ob/gyn options
In response to Pat Lynch-Hayes' letter dated Feb. 27 ("Poor women need medical help"), we would like to address her concerns regarding availability of gynecologists to women in our area.Stacie McGahee and Dan Walton, Augusta

Letter was just excuse for smear
I was quite touched by a recent letter from a Republican in which he was offering advice to Democrats on how to select candidates who could win the White House ("Dems need real candidate for 2008," March 7). Vernon Johnson, Mesena

Punish the owner, not the breed
In response to Bill Dekle of Millen's letter on pit bulls ("Pit bulls are a dangerous menace," March 3): Macho wannabes and drug dealers have historically misused whatever breed of dog that society perceives, at the time, to be dangerous.James D. Wiggins, North Augusta, S.C.

Punish the owner, not the breed

Be wary of Republicans' laws
One of the state Democratic senators said last week that Republican lawmakers are giving big businesses everything they want, and he checks the gold dome daily to see that it is still there.Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Local uninsured have many ob/gyn options

Letter was just excuse for smear
I was quite touched by a recent letter from a Republican in which he was offering advice to Democrats on how to select candidates who could win the White House ("Dems need real candidate for 2008," March 7). Vernon Johnson, Mesena

Letter was just excuse for smear

Punish the owner, not the breed
In response to Bill Dekle of Millen's letter on pit bulls ("Pit bulls are a dangerous menace," March 3): Macho wannabes and drug dealers have historically misused whatever breed of dog that society perceives, at the time, to be dangerous.James D. Wiggins, North Augusta, S.C.

Scan shows King Tut not murdered

High doses of cholesterol drugs can be helpful

New drugs could help smokers break habit

Stair races help keep people fit

Living briefs

Health and fitness calendar

Woman finds inspiration in antique tintypes

Seniors calendar

Scan shows King Tut not murdered
CAIRO, Egypt - The results of a CT scan done on King Tut's mummy indicate the boy king was not murdered, but may have suffered a badly broken leg shortly before his death at age 19 - a wound that could have become infected, Egypt's top archaeologist said Tuesday.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Woman finds inspiration in antique tintypes
SANTA ANA, Calif. - The sepia-toned portrait on the wall just inside Harriet Paige's front door catches the eye almost immediately upon entering her home.

New drugs could help smokers break habit
GROTON, Conn. - Researchers are racing to develop a potentially lucrative drug that would make smoking as treatable as erectile dysfunction, high cholesterol and acid reflux disease.

Living briefs
Coffee is a staple in the United States, and for some it's even a necessity. There are plenty of places around Augusta for you to get a good cup of joe.

Stair races help keep people fit
CHICAGO - Taking a deep breath to quell the butterflies, Jon Blackburn warmed up before his race up the tallest skyscraper in the country. He lightly stretched his hamstrings. He jiggled his quads. When he reached the starting doorway, Mr. Blackburn gazed up the stairwell and thought, "I can do this."

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Woman finds inspiration in antique tintypes
SANTA ANA, Calif. - The sepia-toned portrait on the wall just inside Harriet Paige's front door catches the eye almost immediately upon entering her home.

Living briefs
Coffee is a staple in the United States, and for some it's even a necessity. There are plenty of places around Augusta for you to get a good cup of joe.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

New drugs could help smokers break habit
GROTON, Conn. - Researchers are racing to develop a potentially lucrative drug that would make smoking as treatable as erectile dysfunction, high cholesterol and acid reflux disease.

High doses of cholesterol drugs can be helpful
ORLANDO, Fla. - Taking very high doses of a drug to push cholesterol to very low levels can help people with heart disease avoid strokes and heart attacks, but also can cause liver problems that limit the ability to tolerate such intensive treatment, doctors report.

High doses of cholesterol drugs can be helpful
ORLANDO, Fla. - Taking very high doses of a drug to push cholesterol to very low levels can help people with heart disease avoid strokes and heart attacks, but also can cause liver problems that limit the ability to tolerate such intensive treatment, doctors report.

Scan shows King Tut not murdered
CAIRO, Egypt - The results of a CT scan done on King Tut's mummy indicate the boy king was not murdered, but may have suffered a badly broken leg shortly before his death at age 19 - a wound that could have become infected, Egypt's top archaeologist said Tuesday.

Stair races help keep people fit
CHICAGO - Taking a deep breath to quell the butterflies, Jon Blackburn warmed up before his race up the tallest skyscraper in the country. He lightly stretched his hamstrings. He jiggled his quads. When he reached the starting doorway, Mr. Blackburn gazed up the stairwell and thought, "I can do this."

Lynx must have a fantastic finish

Lynx must have a fantastic finish
The Augusta Lynx went into last weekend's games trailing the Mississippi Sea Wolves by 11 points and the Gwinnett Gladiators by 12 points for the final two spots in the ECHL's American Conference playoff race.

Lynx must have a fantastic finish
The Augusta Lynx went into last weekend's games trailing the Mississippi Sea Wolves by 11 points and the Gwinnett Gladiators by 12 points for the final two spots in the ECHL's American Conference playoff race.

Tapes show changes in suspect's account

Murder defendant pleads guilty, gets life

House will vote on child support formula
ATLANTA - A bill that would radically overhaul how courts determine child support awards in Georgia cleared a major hurdle Tuesday after winning approval from a committee of House lawmakers.

Across the area

New center anticipates new reactor
The parent company of the main contractor at the Savannah River Site will launch a 50-person engineering center in Aiken to work on nuclear waste-management projects, officials of Washington Group International said Monday.

House will vote on child support formula

Students play role of server for trip
Kelly Gross-Bias suffered slightly Monday night for her art. The 15-year-old freshman at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School waited tables for the evening crowd at Golden Corral to raise money to perform in Scotland.

Film stunt leaves student injured

Auditor clears agency of fraud
An auditor officially lifted a cloud from an Augusta community development organization Monday by assuring city commissioners he had found no fraud in the agency's operations.

Officers detail chop shop raid

Officers detail chop shop raid
AIKEN - Authorities on Tuesday toured the monstrous and costly stash of backhoes, flatbed trailers and stolen construction equipment they seized last week, calling it one of the largest chop shop raids in state history.

Foster children moved after child left behind

Across the area

Six charged with animal cruelty

Database gets credit for drop in uninsured
Georgia's Department of Motor Vehicle Safety is putting the brakes on motorists without insurance.

Senator wants bus monitors

Six charged with animal cruelty
ARCADE, Ga. - Authorities responding last weekend to a report of shots being fired stumbled on what they say was a cockfighting and rooster-breeding operation in the city of Arcade.

Across South Carolina

Correction
An article in the Across the Area section in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly identified a business from which payroll checks were reported stolen.

Members weigh at-large change

Sheriff, others are honored for roles in crisis
GRANITEVILLE - Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt was lured to Leavelle-McCampbell Middle School under false pretenses Monday afternoon.

Bill would allow hands-on fishing

Minor strokes usually precede major attacks
Roland Glazener, 77, was planting Easter lilies Saturday when the normally dedicated gardener began to feel a little weak. But it passed after he came inside and had lunch, he said.

Winds damage trees, cut power to thousands

Database gets credit for drop in uninsured

Across Georgia

Tapes show changes in suspect's account
BARNWELL, S.C. - In the early hours after police found two teens shot dead at the Sonic Drive-In, suspect Alfred Tyrone Walker couldn't stick with the same story.

SRS claims will be revisited, officials say

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Hicks takes Augusta Prep job

Money order scam hits local residents
Richmond County authorities are warning area residents not to fall prey to a scam involving fake U.S. Postal Service money orders.

Angelic voices

No relief is in sight for high gas prices
Elite Shuttle Services is still charging customers the same rate for a ride to and from the Atlanta airport, but co-owner Ron Scantlin said ever-rising gas prices may soon make that impossible.

Kid of the Day

Morris Brown College keeps its doors open
ATLANTA - It feels as though spring break has come early to Morris Brown College. That would explain the noticeable lack of activity at the hilly campus of brick buildings west of downtown Atlanta.

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Auditor clears agency of fraud
An auditor officially lifted a cloud from an Augusta community development organization Monday by assuring city commissioners he had found no fraud in the agency's operations.

Man gets life for drive-in slayings

Foster children moved after child left behind
HINESVILLE, Ga. - Once again, the children of Gabriel's House were pulled away from people they had come to love.

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- Activities and entertainment events today include:

Two accused of illegal gambling
ATHENS, Ga. - A woman who ran a series of legitimate noncash poker tournaments in downtown bars has been accused of running illegal card games at her West Athens home where the stakes ran to thousands of dollars.

Kid of the Day
Jalyn Bradley is today's Kid of the Day.

Database gets credit for drop in uninsured
Georgia's Department of Motor Vehicle Safety is putting the brakes on motorists without insurance.

Senator wants bus monitors
State Sen. Charles Walker is sold on bus monitors. The Augusta Democrat has asked the state legislative counsel to research the law and find out whether it is possible for school districts to use volunteer monitors on school buses without raising serious liability issues.

Expenses provoke conflict in cities
Augusta-area officials hope to lasso about $400,000 in federal transportation money to widen the pedestrian walkway of the 13th Street Bridge for bicycle traffic and extend the Bartram Trail from the Augusta Canal to the bridge.

Winds damage trees, cut power to thousands
Fierce winds knocked out electricity to several thousand people in the Augusta area and caused many problems for commuters Tuesday morning.

Across the area
More than three times as many Savannah River Site employees as expected applied for a voluntary severance program that ended last week, an official said Monday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The executive director of a private group promoting Gov. Mark Sanford's tuition tax credit proposal has been demoted after writing phony letters to a newspaper's editorial board.

SRS claims will be revisited, officials say
Gus Griffin was an instrument basher at Savannah River Site for 42 years, fixing radiation detectors and control panels in some of the hottest spots in the nuclear weapons complex.

Across Georgia
BRASELTON - Authorities were expected to perform an autopsy to identify the human remains found buried in a northeast Georgia golf course during a search for a woman missing since July 2002.

Hicks takes Augusta Prep job
Come this summer, Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks will move from the halls of Signal Towers to the halls of the Augusta Preparatory Day School.

Across the area
U.S. Department of Transportation officials announced Tuesday that Daniel Field Airport will receive a $150,000 grant for security and safety enhancements.

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Six charged with animal cruelty
ARCADE, Ga. - Authorities responding last weekend to a report of shots being fired stumbled on what they say was a cockfighting and rooster-breeding operation in the city of Arcade.

Gusty winds knock out electricity

Members weigh at-large change
Columbia County school board members discussed proposed state legislation that would create an at-large elected school board chairman in a Tuesday meeting.

Bike path project picks up momentum

SRS claims will be revisited, officials say
Gus Griffin was an instrument basher at Savannah River Site for 42 years, fixing radiation detectors and control panels in some of the hottest spots in the nuclear weapons complex.

Windows to the soul

Man gets life for drive-in slayings
BARNWELL, S.C. - Alfred Tyrone Walker was spared the death penalty Tuesday and was sentenced to back-to-back life sentences for the 2000 murders of two Barnwell teens at a former Sonic Drive-In.

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Angelic voices
The Augusta Children's Chorale performs at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for Tuesday's Music Live 30-minute program.

Minor strokes usually precede major attacks
Roland Glazener, 77, was planting Easter lilies Saturday when the normally dedicated gardener began to feel a little weak. But it passed after he came inside and had lunch, he said.

Officers detail chop shop raid
AIKEN - Authorities on Tuesday toured the monstrous and costly stash of backhoes, flatbed trailers and stolen construction equipment they seized last week, calling it one of the largest chop shop raids in state history.

Kid of the Day
Preston Mixson is today's Kid of the Day.

House will vote on child support formula
ATLANTA - A bill that would radically overhaul how courts determine child support awards in Georgia cleared a major hurdle Tuesday after winning approval from a committee of House lawmakers.

Correction
An article in the Across the Area section in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly identified a business from which payroll checks were reported stolen.

Bill would allow hands-on fishing
ATLANTA - Catfish beware: the Georgia Legislature is looking to grab you up. A bill that would legalize a practice called noodling - no rods, no reels, just a hand-to-gill face off - is working its way through the General Assembly as this year's session winds down.

Windows to the soul
Blake DeVaney, a co-owner of Savannah River Art Glass in North Augusta, touches up the paint around a stained-glass window at St. James United Methodist Church in downtown Augusta.

Hicks takes Augusta Prep job
Come this summer, Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks will move from the halls of Signal Towers to the halls of the Augusta Preparatory Day School.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The executive director of a private group promoting Gov. Mark Sanford's tuition tax credit proposal has been demoted after writing phony letters to a newspaper's editorial board.

Foster children moved after child left behind
HINESVILLE, Ga. - Once again, the children of Gabriel's House were pulled away from people they had come to love.

Across the area
U.S. Department of Transportation officials announced Tuesday that Daniel Field Airport will receive a $150,000 grant for security and safety enhancements.

Two accused of illegal gambling
ATHENS, Ga. - A woman who ran a series of legitimate noncash poker tournaments in downtown bars has been accused of running illegal card games at her West Athens home where the stakes ran to thousands of dollars.

Angelic voices
The Augusta Children's Chorale performs at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for Tuesday's Music Live 30-minute program.

Bike path project picks up momentum
Deke Copenhaver likes to play a little game with his professional colleagues. The executive director of the Central Savannah River Land Trust shows them a digital photo of a gorgeous section of forest he plans to convert into green space and then has them guess where it is.

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Rants and Raves
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Windows to the soul
Blake DeVaney, a co-owner of Savannah River Art Glass in North Augusta, touches up the paint around a stained-glass window at St. James United Methodist Church in downtown Augusta.

Money order scam hits local residents
Richmond County authorities are warning area residents not to fall prey to a scam involving fake U.S. Postal Service money orders.

No relief is in sight for high gas prices
Elite Shuttle Services is still charging customers the same rate for a ride to and from the Atlanta airport, but co-owner Ron Scantlin said ever-rising gas prices may soon make that impossible.

Across the area
More than three times as many Savannah River Site employees as expected applied for a voluntary severance program that ended last week, an official said Monday.

Film stunt leaves student injured
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A Savannah College of Art and Design student is in serious condition after a suicide stunt for his film project went wrong.

Across Georgia
ROME - A man who set himself on fire after he threw gasoline on his girlfriend and started a police chase has died of his wounds.

Tapes show changes in suspect's account
BARNWELL, S.C. - In the early hours after police found two teens shot dead at the Sonic Drive-In, suspect Alfred Tyrone Walker couldn't stick with the same story.

Students play role of server for trip
Kelly Gross-Bias suffered slightly Monday night for her art. The 15-year-old freshman at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School waited tables for the evening crowd at Golden Corral to raise money to perform in Scotland.

Bill would allow hands-on fishing
ATLANTA - Catfish beware: the Georgia Legislature is looking to grab you up. A bill that would legalize a practice called noodling - no rods, no reels, just a hand-to-gill face off - is working its way through the General Assembly as this year's session winds down.

Film stunt leaves student injured
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A Savannah College of Art and Design student is in serious condition after a suicide stunt for his film project went wrong.

Morris Brown College keeps its doors open
ATLANTA - It feels as though spring break has come early to Morris Brown College. That would explain the noticeable lack of activity at the hilly campus of brick buildings west of downtown Atlanta.

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- Activities and entertainment events today include:

New center anticipates new reactor
The parent company of the main contractor at the Savannah River Site will launch a 50-person engineering center in Aiken to work on nuclear waste-management projects, officials of Washington Group International said Monday.

Senator wants bus monitors
State Sen. Charles Walker is sold on bus monitors. The Augusta Democrat has asked the state legislative counsel to research the law and find out whether it is possible for school districts to use volunteer monitors on school buses without raising serious liability issues.

Gusty winds knock out electricity
Fierce winds knocked out electricity to several thousand people in the Augusta area and caused many problems for commuters this morning.

Trial set in mother's slaying
The trial of an Augusta man who police say confessed nearly a year ago to killing his mother will begin Wednesday in Columbia County.

Commanding general to head private high school
Fort Gordon's commanding general, Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks, will retire this summer and become the head of Augusta Prep's Upper School by July 1.

Winds damage trees, cut power to thousands
Fierce winds knocked out electricity to several thousand people in the Augusta area and caused many problems for commuters Tuesday morning.

Members weigh at-large change
Columbia County school board members discussed proposed state legislation that would create an at-large elected school board chairman in a Tuesday meeting.

Across Georgia
BRASELTON - Authorities were expected to perform an autopsy to identify the human remains found buried in a northeast Georgia golf course during a search for a woman missing since July 2002.

News you can use
Local government meetings:

Kid of the Day

Man gets life for drive-in slayings
BARNWELL, S.C. - Alfred Tyrone Walker was spared the death penalty Tuesday and was sentenced to back-to-back life sentences for the 2000 murders of two Barnwell teens at a former Sonic Drive-In.

Commanding general to head private high school

Police say pupil brought gun
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a Glenn Hills High School student Tuesday after he brought a loaded gun to class, officials said.

Auditor clears agency of fraud

Bike path project picks up momentum
Deke Copenhaver likes to play a little game with his professional colleagues. The executive director of the Central Savannah River Land Trust shows them a digital photo of a gorgeous section of forest he plans to convert into green space and then has them guess where it is.

Expenses provoke conflict in cities

Money order scam hits local residents

Sheriff, others are honored for roles in crisis

Morris Brown College keeps its doors open

No relief is in sight for high gas prices

Sheriff, others are honored for roles in crisis
GRANITEVILLE - Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt was lured to Leavelle-McCampbell Middle School under false pretenses Monday afternoon.

Minor strokes usually precede major attacks

Kid of the Day
Preston Mixson is today's Kid of the Day.

Students play role of server for trip

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The head of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy says he is concerned because the state has dropped a program that gave aspiring police officers a psychological evaluation.

News you can use

Two accused of illegal gambling

Expenses provoke conflict in cities
Augusta-area officials hope to lasso about $400,000 in federal transportation money to widen the pedestrian walkway of the 13th Street Bridge for bicycle traffic and extend the Bartram Trail from the Augusta Canal to the bridge.

Correction

New center anticipates new reactor

Kid of the Day
Jalyn Bradley is today's Kid of the Day.

Murder defendant pleads guilty, gets life
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Alfred Tyrone Walker brought an end to his murder trial today and avoided a possible death penalty by pleading guilty to the slayings of two teens in 2000.

Horse that played Seabiscuit dies
LEXINGTON, Ky. - I Two Step Too, one of 10 horses that portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 movie about the famed thoroughbred, died Monday at the Kentucky Horse Park. He was 11.

Horse that played Seabiscuit dies

Horse that played Seabiscuit dies
LEXINGTON, Ky. - I Two Step Too, one of 10 horses that portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 movie about the famed thoroughbred, died Monday at the Kentucky Horse Park. He was 11.

Canada rocks, eh?

Canada rocks, eh?
Everyone knows Canadians make great beer and hockey players. It turns out they can really rock, too.

The battle continues
So you're cruising with your honey under a sky like faded jeans, and she's telling you about that time she and her classmates played Truth or Dare, and you're hanging on to every word.

Canada rocks, eh?
Everyone knows Canadians make great beer and hockey players. It turns out they can really rock, too.

Improved ASU looks to future
It was an unexpected turnaround in Peach Belt Conference circles. An Augusta State squad picked to finish ninth in the preseason coaches' poll exceeded expectations.

Auburn faces uphill battle at SEC tournament
AUBURN, Ala. - Even for a tough season, Auburn's last meeting against Vanderbilt was a startling exercise in futility.

North Carolina tops Duke
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Fourth-ranked North Carolina put a harsh end to Duke's run at Atlantic Coast Conference history, getting 26 points from Ivory Latta in an 88-67 victory Monday night in the tournament championship game.

North Carolina tops Duke
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Fourth-ranked North Carolina put a harsh end to Duke's run at Atlantic Coast Conference history, getting 26 points from Ivory Latta in an 88-67 victory Monday night in the tournament championship game.

Falcons sign Rams safety

Mr. Bennie Brandenburg    (MACON, Ga.)

SFC (Ret.) Arthur C. Dudley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Arthur Lee Harrison    (LAURENS COUNTY, GA.)
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Mrs. Ann Gossage    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Kenneth Leroy Pooser, Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Warren D. Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Stephen Ray Mundy    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Virginia Holliman Adams    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Imogene Hines Eaton    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sadie R. Frontz    (GIBSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Guy T. Williams    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mr. Cecil E. Duffie    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Miss Eumeeka D. Hornsby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur C. Dudley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Emma J. Shaffer    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Bennie Clinton Brandenburg    (MACON, Ga.)
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Mr. David Wayne Budd    (HATTIESBURG, Miss.)

Mr. Perth Joseph Oakman, Jr.    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
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Mrs. Gladys Johnson    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Margaret Kitchens Attaway    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Hubert Flonnory, Sr.    (BARTOW, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mattie Mangham Adkison    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Leroy Wiley    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Wade Neal Adams    (ELBERTON, Ga.)
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Mr. James Lucas    (DETROIT, MI.)

Mr. Paul Phillip Synenberg    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Ms. Brenda Joyce Bell    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Clifford Baker    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Frank N. Gorsuch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William (Bill) Whitaker    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)
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Lt. William G. Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Leon Bonnette    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Kenneth Leroy Pooser, Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mr. Charlie Bland    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mr. Adolphus Morse    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Pearl Bates    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Tyyne Lindell Rautio    (JESUP, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas "Bob" Cushman    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Ms. Brenda Joyce Bell    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Lt. William G. Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Holliman Adams    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Alberta Watson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warren D. Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Jean Almeter Ebenhack    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Charlie Bland    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Lt. William G. Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William (Bill) Whitaker    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Mrs. Myrtice U. Sammons    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Whitaker    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Mrs. Bernice Rogers    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Barnett Ely    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Ms. Machelle Patterson    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Wiley    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mr. Kenneth H. Roth    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Bill Whitaker    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)
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Mrs. Ruth Robinson Bridges    (BATH, S.C.)
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Ms. Cora Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia Holliman Adams    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Kenneth H. Roth    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William (Bill) Whitaker    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)
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Mr. Stephen Ray Mundy    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth H. Roth    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Adolphus Morse    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gary H. Silas    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mrs. Tyyne Lindell Rautio    (JESUP, Ga.)

Lt. William G. Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Arthur Lee Harrison    (LAURENS COUNTY, GA.)

Mr. David Wayne Budd    (HATTIESBURG, Miss.)
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Mrs. Gladys Johnson    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Watson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ann Gossage    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl Bates    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Hubert Flonnory, Sr.    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Bland    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Charlie Bland    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Leon Bonnette    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Cora Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mr. James Clifford Baker    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Myrtice U. Sammons    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Arthur C. Dudley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Rogers    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Cecil E. Duffie    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Machelle Patterson    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Barnett Ely    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude McGee    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Sadie R. Frontz    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Lucas    (DETROIT, MI.)
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Mr. Warren D. Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Leroy Pooser, Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mrs. Virginia Holliman Adams    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Lawton    (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Perth Joseph Oakman, Jr.    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mr. Perth Joseph Oakman, Jr.    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
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Mr. Kenneth Leroy Pooser, Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Miss Eumeeka D. Hornsby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mattie Mangham Adkison    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Gossage    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Paul Phillip Synenberg    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Frank N. Gorsuch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Robinson Bridges    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Bennie Brandenburg    (MACON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Virginia Rogers Graham    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lessie Bailey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. William Roy Waters    (BROOKLET, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Attaway    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Gary H. Silas    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Adkison    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
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SFC (Ret.) Arthur C. Dudley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Guy T. Williams    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucy Mae Widener    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Gary H. Silas (HARLEM, Ga.)

Miss Eumeeka D. Hornsby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Lucas (DETROIT, MI.)

Mr. Barnett Ely (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Cora Smith (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. David Wayne Budd (HATTIESBURG, Miss.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Leroy Pooser, Sr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. William Roy Waters (BROOKLET, Ga.)

Lt. William G. Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hubert Flonnory, Sr. (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil E. Duffie (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Holliman Adams (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William (Bill) Whitaker (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Mr. Stephen Ray Mundy (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Bernice Rogers (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtice U. Sammons (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Phillip Synenberg (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Johnson (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Mangham Adkison (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Perth Joseph Oakman, Jr. (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mr. Bill Whitaker (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Mr. Arthur C. Dudley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Adolphus Morse (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Watson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Brandenburg (MACON, Ga.)

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

SFC (Ret.) Arthur C. Dudley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warren D. Gary (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth H. Roth (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Lt. William G. Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlie Bland (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Gossage (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Guy T. Williams (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Sadie R. Frontz (GIBSON, Ga.)

Ms. Machelle Patterson (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Frank N. Gorsuch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Lee Harrison (LAURENS COUNTY, GA.)

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

Ms. Brenda Joyce Bell ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Bland (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Leroy Wiley (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Rogers Graham (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Leroy Pooser, Sr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Tyyne Lindell Rautio (JESUP, Ga.)

ASU's pep band shows it has spirit

Tuesday's Prep results

Overtime

Overtime

Proposed Gatti-Mayweather fight canceled
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A proposed fight between WBC super lightweight champion Arturo Gatti and undefeated challenger Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been scratched.

Overtime
Dogwood Stables will send out Limehouse and Vicarage this weekend to New Orleans for a pair of races.

Overtime
Dogwood Stables will send out Limehouse and Vicarage this weekend to New Orleans for a pair of races.

Tuesday's Prep results
Prep sports scores from across the area:

ASU's pep band shows it has spirit
There's a certain cockiness that comes with wearing blue and white shirts that resemble Duke University's pep band.

Overtime
Fired football coach Rick Neuheisel will receive at least $4.5 million in a settlement of his lawsuit against the NCAA and the University of Washington.

Tuesday's Prep results
Prep sports scores from across the area:

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Fired football coach Rick Neuheisel will receive at least $4.5 million in a settlement of his lawsuit against the NCAA and the University of Washington.

ASU's pep band shows it has spirit
There's a certain cockiness that comes with wearing blue and white shirts that resemble Duke University's pep band.

Falcons sign Rams safety
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons signed safety Rich Coady on Monday, another low-key acquisition for the team that reached the NFC championship game last season.

Falcons sign Rams safety
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons signed safety Rich Coady on Monday, another low-key acquisition for the team that reached the NFC championship game last season.

Court rules fact reports in Tax Court must be disclosed
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court eliminated some of the secrecy faced by Americans taking tax disputes to the U.S. Tax Court, ruling Monday that factual recommendations in the proceedings must be disclosed.

Cronkite: Rather should have been replaced earlier
NEW YORK - Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather's predecessor at the "CBS Evening News," said Monday that Rather's replacement by Bob Schieffer was overdue.

Sarah Jessica Parker, HBO announce deal
LOS ANGELES - "Sex and the City" is over but Sarah Jessica Parker and HBO are still an item.

Sarah Jessica Parker, HBO announce deal

Cronkite: Rather should have been replaced earlier
NEW YORK - Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather's predecessor at the "CBS Evening News," said Monday that Rather's replacement by Bob Schieffer was overdue.

Sarah Jessica Parker, HBO announce deal
LOS ANGELES - "Sex and the City" is over but Sarah Jessica Parker and HBO are still an item.

Cronkite: Rather should have been replaced earlier

People in the News

People in the News

Celebrity Stalkers: from fan to fanatical

Debra Hill, "Halloween" writer-producer, dead at 54

Jackson defense cross-examines accuser's sister

Model's stepfather sentenced for stealing money

'American Pie' actress splitting from husband

The top five list

Gonzo journalist remembered at memorial

Gamecocks' Thompson surrenders to police
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina defensive lineman Moe Thompson surrendered to police Tuesday, nearly a week after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Pacers begin hunt for another coach
While some basketball teams prepare for postseason play, USC Aiken has different plans.

Pacers begin hunt for another coach
While some basketball teams prepare for postseason play, USC Aiken has different plans.

Gamecocks' Thompson surrenders to police
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina defensive lineman Moe Thompson surrendered to police Tuesday, nearly a week after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Gamecocks' Thompson surrenders to police

Pacers begin hunt for another coach

Dispute kept ace out of 'Chronicle'
easoned observers of this column know a list of holes-in-one from area clubs runs about every three months. That way, all the aces are together, making it easier for the reader to check them out.

Dispute kept ace out of 'Chronicle'
easoned observers of this column know a list of holes-in-one from area clubs runs about every three months. That way, all the aces are together, making it easier for the reader to check them out.

ARC students vie to be their school's chosen performer
Settled in front of a green screen, her eyes closed, her strong voice a bit betrayed by nerves, Sharie Mueller, 15, filled the tiny storeroom with the lyrics to Lauryn Hill's version of His Eye Is On the Sparrow.

When it comes to true love, limits on age take flying leap
I don't recall ever being told that there is an age limit to being in love.

When it comes to true love, limits on age take flying leap

ARC students vie to be their school's chosen performer

My style
THE FACTS: Abby Hammett, 16, a sophomore at Lakeside High School, with her teacup chihuahua, Pinky.

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When it comes to true love, limits on age take flying leap
I don't recall ever being told that there is an age limit to being in love.

Teen puts disabilities on sideline for soccer

Question of the week
Q: Should teenage criminals be punished the same as adults?

When it comes to true love, limits on age take flying leap
I don't recall ever being told that there is an age limit to being in love.

Xtreme calendar
NOW OUT: Check out the latest CD from rapper 50 Cent, who has released his much-anticipated album, The Massacre. Movies out on DVD include Ladder 49.

My style

Question of the week
Q: Should teenage criminals be punished the same as adults?

Girl must confront pantyless friend
This week's problem: Two close friends of mine, whom I have known for years, go places such as the malls, dances and fast-food restaurants wearing very short skirts, with no underpants on nothing under their skirt! They have been trying to get me to join them in doing this, and they want to try this in school with the skirts they can wear in school.

Question of the week

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 sold:

Teen puts disabilities on sideline for soccer
Kyle Augello, a 14-year-old from Roswell, Ga., loves soccer, and he's pretty good, too. When he is not working hard to protect his team's goal on defense, he is busy putting points on the scoreboard on offense. Kyle's huge grin after scoring a goal shows that, for him, soccer is one of the best ways to have fun.

Girl must confront pantyless friend

Xtreme calendar
NOW OUT: Check out the latest CD from rapper 50 Cent, who has released his much-anticipated album, The Massacre. Movies out on DVD include Ladder 49.

Girl must confront pantyless friend
This week's problem: Two close friends of mine, whom I have known for years, go places such as the malls, dances and fast-food restaurants wearing very short skirts, with no underpants on ñ nothing under their skirt! They have been trying to get me to join them in doing this, and they want to try this in school with the skirts they can wear in school.

My style
THE FACTS: Abby Hammett, 16, a sophomore at Lakeside High School, with her teacup chihuahua, Pinky.

Teen puts disabilities on sideline for soccer
Kyle Augello, a 14-year-old from Roswell, Ga., loves soccer, and he's pretty good, too. When he is not working hard to protect his team's goal on defense, he is busy putting points on the scoreboard on offense. Kyle's huge grin after scoring a goal shows that, for him, soccer is one of the best ways to have fun.

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 sold:

ARC students vie to be their school's chosen performer
Settled in front of a green screen, her eyes closed, her strong voice a bit betrayed by nerves, Sharie Mueller, 15, filled the tiny storeroom with the lyrics to Lauryn Hill's version of His Eye Is On the Sparrow.

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