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

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.

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.

Three works by Munch stolen from Norwegian hotel

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.

Congress to subpoena baseball stars

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

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."

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.

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

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

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

Braves shut out Mets

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

Sony appoints foreigner as new chief

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.

Blue chips falter as tech shares jump

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.

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.

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.

Ebbers trial jurors get second look at video

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.

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.

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.

Martha Stewart, back at work

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.

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.

Group buys paper mill

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."

Buffet: Berkshire Hathaway on the prowl for acquisitions

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.

Quick money has its costs

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.

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.

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

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
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
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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tigers hungry for more than NIT bid

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.

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.

See Dan in denial

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

Parents as teachers

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The top five list
The top file entertainment list.

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.

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."

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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
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.

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

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

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

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
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.

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

Weekend proves Doral no longer a forgotten event

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.

Golf: Upcoming Events
Upcoming events and golf tournaments:

Golf: Upcoming Events
Upcoming events and golf tournaments:

Masters Update

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

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.

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

Newsmaker: Larry Hogan Mize

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'

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.

Nicklaus may skip Masters

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.

Gretzky: Negotiations starting at square one

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.

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.

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.

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
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

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.

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

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

Punish the owner, not the breed

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.

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

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.

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

Local uninsured have many ob/gyn options

Stair races help keep people fit

Woman finds inspiration in antique tintypes

Seniors calendar

New drugs could help smokers break habit

High doses of cholesterol drugs can be helpful

Scan shows King Tut not murdered

Living briefs

Health and fitness 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Murder defendant pleads guilty, gets life

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Bike path project picks up momentum

No relief is in sight for high gas prices

Two accused of illegal gambling

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

House will vote on child support formula

Foster children moved after child left behind

Members weigh at-large change

Senator wants bus monitors

Angelic voices

SRS claims will be revisited, officials say

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Man gets life for drive-in slayings

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.

News you can use

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.

Gusty winds knock out electricity

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.

Students play role of server for trip

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Six charged with animal cruelty

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.

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

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 South Carolina

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.

Winds damage trees, cut power to thousands

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Film stunt leaves student injured

Expenses provoke conflict in cities

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.

News you can use

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.

Money order scam hits local residents

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.

Morris Brown College keeps its doors open

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.

Auditor clears agency of fraud

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.

Minor strokes usually precede major attacks

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.

Correction

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

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.

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.

Officers detail chop shop raid

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

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

News you can use
Local government meetings:

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.

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.

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

Bill would allow hands-on fishing

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Hicks takes Augusta Prep job

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.

Tapes show changes in suspect's account

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.

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

Across the area

Kid of the Day

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

New center anticipates new reactor

Commanding general to head private high school

Across the area

Sheriff, others are honored for roles in crisis

Windows to the soul

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.

News you can use
Local government meetings:

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Database gets credit for drop in uninsured

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Canada rocks, eh?

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. Adolphus Morse    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Adkison    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Myrtice U. Sammons    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Ann Gossage    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Bill Whitaker    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Sadie R. Frontz    (GIBSON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Ann Gossage    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil E. Duffie    (EVANS, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Alberta Watson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur C. Dudley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Leroy Wiley    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Clinton Brandenburg    (MACON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Kenneth H. Roth    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warren D. Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

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

Mrs. Virginia Holliman Adams    (THOMSON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Charlie Bland    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Perth Joseph Oakman, Jr.    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Ms. Machelle Patterson    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Margaret Kitchens Attaway    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Thomas Lawton    (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Mattie Mangham Adkison    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

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

Mr. Wade Neal Adams    (ELBERTON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Guy T. Williams    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. James Clifford Baker    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Ms. Cora Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Leon Bonnette    (AIKEN, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

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

Mr. Charlie Bland    (JACKSON, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Tyyne Lindell Rautio    (JESUP, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl Bates    (AIKEN, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Gladys Johnson    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Phillip Synenberg    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

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

Mr. Kenneth H. Roth    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Ms. Cora Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Ruth Robinson Bridges    (BATH, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Bernice Rogers    (HARLEM, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Virginia Holliman Adams    (THOMSON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Gertrude McGee    (AIKEN, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. William (Bill) Whitaker    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Kenneth Leroy Pooser, Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Kenneth H. Roth    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Perth Joseph Oakman, Jr.    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Gary H. Silas    (HARLEM, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

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

Mrs. Jean Almeter Ebenhack    (AIKEN, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

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

Mr. William (Bill) Whitaker    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

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

Mr. Thomas "Bob" Cushman    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Leroy Wiley    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Lt. William G. Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

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

Mr. David Wayne Budd    (HATTIESBURG, Miss.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

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

Mrs. Alberta Watson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Bernice Rogers    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl Bates    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Machelle Patterson    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Bland    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. James Lucas    (DETROIT, MI.)

Mr. Leon Bonnette    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Ms. Brenda Joyce Bell    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Eumeeka D. Hornsby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil E. Duffie    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Barnett Ely    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Brandenburg    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie R. Frontz    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Lt. William G. Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Warren D. Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Emma J. Shaffer    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Virginia Holliman Adams    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Leroy Pooser, Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

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

Mr. Stephen Ray Mundy    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Gladys Johnson    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Adolphus Morse    (SPARTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Miss Eumeeka D. Hornsby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Lucy Mae Widener    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Ann Gossage    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Tyyne Lindell Rautio    (JESUP, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Frank N. Gorsuch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Arthur Lee Harrison    (LAURENS COUNTY, GA.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Bennie Brandenburg    (MACON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Ms. Brenda Joyce Bell    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Lessie Bailey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Barnett Ely    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Margaret Attaway    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Virginia Holliman Adams    (THOMSON, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

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

Mr. Imogene Hines Eaton    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

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

Mr. Warren D. Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. Paul Phillip Synenberg    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Hubert Flonnory, Sr.    (BARTOW, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

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

Mrs. Charlie Bland    (JACKSON, S.C.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mrs. Virginia Rogers Graham    (EVANS, Ga.)

SFC (Ret.) Arthur C. Dudley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

Mr. William Roy Waters    (BROOKLET, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gary H. Silas    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. David Wayne Budd    (HATTIESBURG, Miss.)

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

Mr. James Lucas    (DETROIT, MI.)
 Send flowers to this funeral

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

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

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

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

Mr. Leroy Wiley (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Paul Phillip Synenberg (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Gladys Johnson (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Alberta Watson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Barnett Ely (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Rogers Graham (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Miss Eumeeka D. Hornsby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Machelle Patterson (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Adolphus Morse (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Brenda Joyce Bell ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Bernice Rogers (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Bennie Brandenburg (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. David Wayne Budd (HATTIESBURG, Miss.)

Mrs. Tyyne Lindell Rautio (JESUP, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Holliman Adams (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ann Gossage (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Roy Waters (BROOKLET, Ga.)

Mr. James Lucas (DETROIT, MI.)

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

Overtime

Overtime

ASU's pep band shows it has spirit

Tuesday's Prep results

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:

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.

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.

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

Cronkite: Rather should have been replaced earlier

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.

'American Pie' actress splitting from husband

The top five list

People in the News

Celebrity Stalkers: from fan to fanatical

Model's stepfather sentenced for stealing money

Gonzo journalist remembered at memorial

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

People in the News

Jackson defense cross-examines accuser's sister

Gamecocks' Thompson surrenders to police

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Girl must confront pantyless friend

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.

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.

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.

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:

My style

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

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

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.

ARC students vie to be their school's chosen performer

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.

Audio best

Teen puts disabilities on sideline for soccer

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

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

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.

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends