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.

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

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

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

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
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.

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.

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 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.

Braves hammer Yankees

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.

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.

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.

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
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

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.

Oil sways market on slow news day

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.

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.

Martha Stewart, back at work

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

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.

Ebbers trial jurors get second look at video

Buffet: Berkshire Hathaway on the prowl for acquisitions

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.

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.

Chairman urges focus on biomedical growth

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.

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."

Company will push healthy lifestyles

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.

Quick money has its costs

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

See Dan in denial

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.

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.

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
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.

Parents as teachers

Railroad derailed

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.

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.

The top five list
The top file entertainment list.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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 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.

'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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

The top five list
The top file entertainment list.

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.

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.

Consider fare with roots in Irish country food

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

Red wine ratatouille is a tasty vegetarian dish

Dessert professionals show their skills

Low-fat curried apricot chicken recipe

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.

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
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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Golf: Cink now 'embracing the fear'

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
Upcoming events and golf tournaments:

Weekend proves Doral no longer a forgotten event

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
Upcoming events and golf tournaments:

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.

Newsmaker: Larry Hogan Mize

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

Nicklaus may skip Masters

Golf: Upcoming Events

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Punish the owner, not the breed

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.

New drugs could help smokers break habit

Woman finds inspiration in antique tintypes

Health and fitness calendar

Seniors calendar

Scan shows King Tut not murdered

High doses of cholesterol drugs can be helpful

Stair races help keep people fit

Living briefs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

Lynx must have a fantastic finish

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
Preston Mixson is today's Kid of the Day.

News you can use
Local government meetings:

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.

Film stunt leaves student injured

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.

Students play role of server for trip

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.

Tapes show changes in suspect's account

Morris Brown College keeps its doors open

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.

Database gets credit for drop in uninsured

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

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

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.

Across the area

Bike path project picks up momentum

Money order scam hits local residents

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Murder defendant pleads guilty, gets life

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.

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.

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.

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.

House will vote on child support formula

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.

Two accused of illegal gambling

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Sheriff, others are honored for roles in crisis

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Minor strokes usually precede major attacks

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.

New center anticipates new reactor

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.

Windows to the soul

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Auditor clears agency of fraud

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.

Correction

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Officers detail chop shop raid

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.

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.

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

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.

News you can use

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Across the area

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

News you can use

Winds damage trees, cut power to thousands

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.

Six charged with animal cruelty

Kid of the Day

Man gets life for drive-in slayings

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

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.

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.

Hicks takes Augusta Prep job

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.

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
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 Georgia

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

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

Members weigh at-large change

News you can use
Local government meetings:

Across South Carolina

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.

Senator wants bus monitors

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.

Foster children moved after child left behind

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.

Commanding general to head private high school

Expenses provoke conflict in cities

Angelic voices

SRS claims will be revisited, officials say

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
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

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

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?

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.

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.

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

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

Mrs. Virginia Holliman Adams    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Gossage    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Charlie Bland    (JACKSON, S.C.)

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Mr. Thomas Lawton    (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Gary H. Silas (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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Mr. William Roy Waters (BROOKLET, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Tyyne Lindell Rautio (JESUP, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gladys Johnson (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Barnett Ely (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Overtime

ASU's pep band shows it has spirit

Overtime

Tuesday's Prep results

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

'American Pie' actress splitting from husband

Model's stepfather sentenced for stealing money

The top five list

Gonzo journalist remembered at memorial

Celebrity Stalkers: from fan to fanatical

People in the News

People in the News

Jackson defense cross-examines accuser's sister

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

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.

Pacers begin hunt for another coach

Gamecocks' Thompson surrenders to police

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.

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
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 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.

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.

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

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
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

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.

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.

Audio best

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

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:

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
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.

My style

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.

Question of the week

Girl must confront pantyless friend

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
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:

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