Ballet 'Diana The Princess' makes its debut in England
MANCHESTER, England - It's billed as "a celebration in dance," but the ballet "Diana The Princess" is unlikely to have Prince Charles cheering.

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.

Ballet 'Diana The Princess' makes its debut in England
MANCHESTER, England - It's billed as "a celebration in dance," but the ballet "Diana The Princess" is unlikely to have Prince Charles cheering.

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.

Simplicity is key to 'Pinocchio' success

Simplicity is key to 'Pinocchio' success
In bringing a wooden puppet to life, the Augusta Ballet discovered that simple is hard.

Simplicity is key to 'Pinocchio' success
In bringing a wooden puppet to life, the Augusta Ballet discovered that simple is hard.

Ballet 'Diana The Princess' makes its debut in England

Bonds takes batting practice for the first time

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.

Bonds takes batting practice for the first time
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Barry Bonds' swing looks ready to be tested in an exhibition game. The status of his recovering right knee remains uncertain.

MLB players subpoenaed by congress
NEW YORK - Jose Canseco, Jason Giambi, Mark McGwire and four other current major league players were subpoenaed Wednesday to testify before a congressional committee investigating steroids policy, a move baseball's leadership vowed to fight all the way to court.

MLB players subpoenaed by congress
NEW YORK - Jose Canseco, Jason Giambi, Mark McGwire and four other current major league players were subpoenaed Wednesday to testify before a congressional committee investigating steroids policy, a move baseball's leadership vowed to fight all the way to court.

Congress to subpoena baseball stars

Bonds takes batting practice for the first time
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Barry Bonds' swing looks ready to be tested in an exhibition game. The status of his recovering right knee remains uncertain.

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.

MLB players subpoenaed by congress

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
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.

Braves hammer Yankees

Braves: Jordan goes slow while at practice
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Watching Brian Jordan take batting practice, you'd think the veteran outfielder was fighting just to make the Atlanta Braves' 25-man roster. Or perhaps for a spot on Class AAA Richmond's club.

Braves: Jordan goes slow while at practice
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Watching Brian Jordan take batting practice, you'd think the veteran outfielder was fighting just to make the Atlanta Braves' 25-man roster. Or perhaps for a spot on Class AAA Richmond's club.

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

Braves: Jordan goes slow while at practice

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

Perdue honors ports' board
ATLANTA - When a panel was formed to oversee Georgia's port system, World War II was ending and state officials were looking ahead to a new wave of export activity.

Dollar value, oil deflate stocks
NEW YORK - Volatile oil prices and a weak dollar sent stocks sliding Wednesday as the prospect of inflation and rising interest rates sank in on Wall Street. Yields on long-dated Treasuries surged to an eight-month high, and the Dow Jones industrial average skidded 107 points.

Palmetto State takes on payday loan woes
COLUMBIA - You've seen the ads - companies offering to give you cash while they hold your personal check for a certain period. In exchange, the lender charges a fee for the money borrowed.

Taxes keep beer from flowing
It might be time to play taps for the taps at Squeaky's Tip-Top. The venerable Summerville-area bar, in existence since the 1930s, has been dry since November thanks to $16,523 in back taxes owed by its proprietor, Phillip Rhodes, according to public documents.

LexisNexis airs intrusion report
NEW YORK - Using stolen passwords from legitimate customers, intruders accessed personal information on as many as 32,000 U.S. citizens in a database owned by information broker LexisNexis, the company said.

Oil sways market on slow news day

Dollar value, oil deflate stocks
NEW YORK - Volatile oil prices and a weak dollar sent stocks sliding Wednesday as the prospect of inflation and rising interest rates sank in on Wall Street. Yields on long-dated Treasuries surged to an eight-month high, and the Dow Jones industrial average skidded 107 points.

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.

Yum, farm workers reach agreement
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Taco Bell will spend an additional $100,000 a year on the tomatoes it buys under a deal with a group that had criticized the fast food chain for not doing enough to help the farm workers, the company said Tuesday.

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.

Palmetto State takes on payday loan woes
COLUMBIA - You've seen the ads - companies offering to give you cash while they hold your personal check for a certain period. In exchange, the lender charges a fee for the money borrowed.

Suzuki's newest model
Jack Lawrence, 5, the grandson of Bobby Jones Suzuki owner Frank Lawrence, gets behind the wheel of a Suzuki XL-7 during the grand opening ceremony for the Augusta dealership.

Suzuki's newest model
Jack Lawrence, 5, the grandson of Bobby Jones Suzuki owner Frank Lawrence, gets behind the wheel of a Suzuki XL-7 during the grand opening ceremony for the Augusta dealership.

LexisNexis airs intrusion report
NEW YORK - Using stolen passwords from legitimate customers, intruders accessed personal information on as many as 32,000 U.S. citizens in a database owned by information broker LexisNexis, the company said.

Taxes keep beer from flowing
It might be time to play taps for the taps at Squeaky's Tip-Top. The venerable Summerville-area bar, in existence since the 1930s, has been dry since November thanks to $16,523 in back taxes owed by its proprietor, Phillip Rhodes, according to public documents.

LexisNexis airs intrusion report

Legislators work to save port plan
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A group of almost 70 state lawmakers urged Jasper County and the State Ports Authority on Wednesday to settle their differences and jointly manage a new steamship terminal on the South Carolina side of the Savannah River.

Palmetto State takes on payday loan woes

Yum, farm workers reach agreement
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Taco Bell will spend an additional $100,000 a year on the tomatoes it buys under a deal with a group that had criticized the fast food chain for not doing enough to help the farm workers, the company said Tuesday.

Perdue honors ports' board

Quick money has its costs

Perdue honors ports' board
ATLANTA - When a panel was formed to oversee Georgia's port system, World War II was ending and state officials were looking ahead to a new wave of export activity.

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.

Chairman urges focus on biomedical growth

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.

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.

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.

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.

Suzuki's newest model

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.

Taxes keep beer from flowing

Company will push healthy lifestyles

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.

Dollar value, oil deflate stocks

Yum, farm workers reach agreement

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
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

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.

Maryland seeks redemption in ACC tournament

Captain carries Paine team to next level

A Kentucky win is the norm at tourney

Dispute kept ace out of 'Chronicle'

Flying under the radar

Flying under the radar
Georgia isn't marketing itself well when it comes to tourism. Augusta isn't marketing itself well when it comes to - well, anything.

See Dan in denial

What we've come to expect

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

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
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.

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.

What we've come to expect
U.S. soldiers have freed two countries since we were attacked Sept. 11, 2001, deposing two despotic regimes and installing infant democracies.

What we've come to expect
U.S. soldiers have freed two countries since we were attacked Sept. 11, 2001, deposing two despotic regimes and installing infant democracies.

Flying under the radar
Georgia isn't marketing itself well when it comes to tourism. Augusta isn't marketing itself well when it comes to - well, anything.

'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.

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

Galleries
Here's a list of gallery showings and events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Intense 'Resident Evil 4' runs on pure adrenaline
Video games can be much scarier than movies.

Intense 'Resident Evil 4' runs on pure adrenaline
Video games can be much scarier than movies.

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

The top five list
The top file entertainment list.

Galleries
Here's a list of gallery showings and events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Video game icons honored with stars
SAN FRANCISCO - Hollywood has its Walk of Fame. Now the video game industry is honoring its icons with a Walk of Game.

Globetrotter remains on court because of love of game, team
When you see them on the court, it's hard to believe the Harlem Globetrotters have been alley-oopin', tricky dribblin' and ball-spinnin' for 79 years.

People in the News
LONDON - A British judge banned the broadcast of video footage showing Elizabeth Jagger engaging in "sexual activities" with her boyfriend in a nightclub.

Open tab
Ready for a night out? Here's a roundup of performances and drink specials at Augusta and Aiken area nightspots:

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.

Video game icons honored with stars
SAN FRANCISCO - Hollywood has its Walk of Fame. Now the video game industry is honoring its icons with a Walk of Game.

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.

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

Galleries
Here's a list of gallery showings and events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

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.

Applause Calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

'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.

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

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.

Concerts
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

The top five list
The top file entertainment list.

Limp Bizkit rocker fights back after homemade sex tape appears on Internet
LOS ANGELES - Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst is suing 10 Web site operators who posted the rocker's homemade sex tape after it was stolen from his computer - possibly by the same hackers who got into reality-television star Paris Hilton's cell phone.

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 - A British judge banned the broadcast of video footage showing Elizabeth Jagger engaging in "sexual activities" with her boyfriend in a nightclub.

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.

Galleries
Here's a list of gallery showings and events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

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."

Applause Calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

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.

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.

Globetrotter remains on court because of love of game, team
When you see them on the court, it's hard to believe the Harlem Globetrotters have been alley-oopin', tricky dribblin' and ball-spinnin' for 79 years.

Bankruptcy debt reduction to become more difficult
WASHINGTON - People will soon find it harder to dissolve medical bills and credit card debt in bankruptcy under a bill clearing its last major Senate hurdle Tuesday after negotiations with the House.

Bankruptcy debt reduction to become more difficult
WASHINGTON - People will soon find it harder to dissolve medical bills and credit card debt in bankruptcy under a bill clearing its last major Senate hurdle Tuesday after negotiations with the House.

Bankruptcy debt reduction to become more difficult

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

Dessert professionals show their skills

Coffeehouses serve as retreat, pick-me-up
Bolstered by the successes of Starbucks and its caffeinated brethren, the coffeehouse is a pot perpetually boiling over.

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

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.

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.

What's for lunch
BEAMIE'S AT THE RIVER ADDRESS: 865 Reynolds St.

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

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

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.

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

Golf: Upcoming Events
Upcoming events and golf tournaments:

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.

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.

Rehab helps participants beat hurdles
Golf balls dotted the green like a generous peppering of hailstones while the strong wind altered the courses of another half-dozen still airborne. A serious game of golf was impossible.

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

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

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

Rehab helps participants beat hurdles
Golf balls dotted the green like a generous peppering of hailstones while the strong wind altered the courses of another half-dozen still airborne. A serious game of golf was impossible.

Golf: Upcoming Events
Upcoming events and golf tournaments:

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.

Weekend proves Doral no longer a forgotten event

Rehab helps participants beat hurdles

Newsmaker: Larry Hogan Mize

Combine offers players more exposure

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.

Collision kills two women
A woman and her personal caretaker were killed this afternoon in a brutal two-car wreck at the entrance to the Pepperidge neighborhood in south Augusta , authorities said.

Letter was just excuse for smear

Airport should buy its own jetliners

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

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 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

Educational fare thrives on PBS
In a recent column in your pages ("Has public television become irrelevant?" March 3), George Will once again cites a familiar litany of cable channels to recycle the argument that public television has been replicated and is no longer necessary. Pat Mitchell, Alexandria, Va.

Airport should buy its own jetliners
With the new airport terminal soon to be under way, a good way to keep low fares to Atlanta and Columbia, S.C., is to buy two or three jets.Michael J. Rhoden, North Augusta, S.C.

Airport should buy its own jetliners
With the new airport terminal soon to be under way, a good way to keep low fares to Atlanta and Columbia, S.C., is to buy two or three jets.Michael J. Rhoden, North Augusta, S.C.

Youth waistlines and propriety sag

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

Nation must rediscover spirituality
The United States is still a Christian nation filled to the brim with God-fearing people - or is it? At one time it was truth, but now I believe it is just a fairy tale, and that is very frightening.Barbara A. Mohler, North Augusta

Educational fare thrives on PBS

Educational fare thrives on PBS
In a recent column in your pages ("Has public television become irrelevant?" March 3), George Will once again cites a familiar litany of cable channels to recycle the argument that public television has been replicated and is no longer necessary. Pat Mitchell, Alexandria, Va.

Youth waistlines and propriety sag
Some people in the Augusta area don't like to see our youth with their droopy-drawers look showing. Even in Virginia, lawmakers passed a bill to impose a $50 fine on anyone whose underwear was above their pants or skirts. Faber J. Hance, North Augusta, S.C.

Youth waistlines and propriety sag
Some people in the Augusta area don't like to see our youth with their droopy-drawers look showing. Even in Virginia, lawmakers passed a bill to impose a $50 fine on anyone whose underwear was above their pants or skirts. Faber J. Hance, North Augusta, S.C.

Living briefs

Scan shows King Tut not murdered

New drugs could help smokers break habit

High doses of cholesterol drugs can be helpful

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.

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.

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

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

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

Study: health care still unequal for minorities
WASHINGTON - Wide health care differences persist between the nation's black and white populations despite civil rights improvements in many other areas, reports former Surgeon General David Satcher.

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.

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.

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.

Milestones
The following area students have graduated from the Youth Challenge Academy, sponsored by the Georgia National Guard:

Performers bring 'Last Supper' painting to life
If the figures in Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Last Supper could speak, they might tell of the glorious things they'd experienced in the three years they had been with Jesus.

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.

Hicks takes Augusta Prep job

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.

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

News you can use

Milestones

Facade is taken off apartments
It came down just as fast as it went up. Two weeks after the Augusta-Richmond County Historic Preser- vation Commission ordered the owner of the Richmond Summit Apartments to tear down a stucco facade sealing off the building's alcove, construction workers demolished the addition Wednesday.

Attorney says guilt admission was a lie

Quilt auction, dinner will benefit elementary school
Dee Trevor's first-grade class at Lake Forest Hills Elementary School created a map big enough to keep several people warm.

Bridge expansion plans get cool reception

Across the area

Around the block

House will vote on child support formula

SRS plant's work wraps up

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.

Performers bring 'Last Supper' painting to life

Man gets life for drive-in slayings

Bill would curb debt of college projects

After performing for troops, theater group comes to area

Richmond County restaurant ratings

Magnet schools receive distinctive award
Both senior-level magnet schools in Richmond County have been named 2005 National Magnet Schools of Distinction.

Grant helps put new computers in libraries
Some of the technology at the Main Branch Library in Augusta has a new look, and the updated dcor soon will appear at other branches in the East Central Georgia Regional Library system, officials said.

SRS plant's work wraps up
NEW ELLENTON - The cavernous Savannah River Site factory that produced a third of the plutonium used in America's atomic weapons is now a place that has lost its Cold War purpose.

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.

Scholarship semifinalist had his lucky dime in shoe
Mitchell Redd wasn't taking any chances. He wanted luck on his side as the field of four was narrowed to two in the 9- to 13-year-old category of the Make Kids Count scholarship contest Friday at the Partners in Achievement office on Columbia Road.

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.

Fort profile
NAME: Helen J. Jones RESIDENCE: Augusta

Across the area

Richmond County schools reassert security
A Richmond County Schools spokeswoman defended the random use of school metal detectors after one device failed to catch a student who carried a loaded gun around Glenn Hills High School all day Tuesday.

Six charged with animal cruelty

Bill would allow hands-on fishing

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.

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.

Organization seeks applicants for annual scholarship program
The Augusta-Fort Gordon chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association is accepting applications for its annual college scholarships.

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.

Film stunt leaves student injured

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.

Across South Carolina

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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.

Kid of the Day

Cats and cows

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Georgia universities tout research grants

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Proposal rewards informants

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.

Grant helps put new computers in libraries

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.

Fort profile

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.

Magnet schools receive distinctive award

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 Georgia

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.

Quilt auction, dinner will benefit elementary school

Attorney says guilt admission was a lie
The attorney for an Augusta man accused of fatally shooting his mother in February 2003 told Columbia County jurors Wednes- day that his client gave police a false confession to the crime.

Events

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.

Bill allowing secret talks dies

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.

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Cats and cows
A. Brian Merry Elementary School celebrated two events on March 2: Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss' birthday.

Pet of the week

Richmond County restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Military milestones

Around the block
The CSRA Humane Society will hold a microchip clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the CSRA Humane Society on Milledge Road, beyond Lake Olmstead Stadium. Dr. Beverly Slonina, of National Hills Animal Hospital, will implant the microchips, which provide an identification number for pets.

Parent's complaint bans book

Pet of the week
Bosephus, a 2-year-old male Siberian husky, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Proposal rewards informants
A Glenn Hills High School student whose tip led police to confiscate a loaded gun from a classmate Tuesday would have received a $100 cash reward under a program being pushed by school trustee Joe Scott.

Military milestones
Robert H. Woods Jr., stepson of Pat Woods, of North Augusta, has been selected for promotion to brigadier general in the Army.

Events
greyhound meet and greet: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday ; PETsMART, 225 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; meet adoptable retired racers; free; 796-1708

Warren Road track is illuminated by new lighting system
Construction to widen Warren Road has been suspended, but one project along the thoroughfare has been completed.

Performers bring 'Last Supper' painting to life
If the figures in Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Last Supper could speak, they might tell of the glorious things they'd experienced in the three years they had been with Jesus.

Girl Scouts are holding career fair
In recognition of National Girl Scout Week, March 6-12, the Good Hope Baptist Church Girl Scout program is holding a workshop to teach girls about having successful futures.

After performing for troops, theater group comes to area
It wasn't exactly Broadway. Two soldiers took 30 minutes to get two flatbed 18-wheelers lined up side by side to create a makeshift stage. As for seating, it was standing room only ñ the six picnic benches quickly filled up.

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.

Cats and cows
A. Brian Merry Elementary School celebrated two events on March 2: Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss' birthday.

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

Richmond County restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

School reports
John S. Davidson Fine Arts School placed fourth in the annual Math Contest held by Augusta State University

Around the block
The CSRA Humane Society will hold a microchip clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the CSRA Humane Society on Milledge Road, beyond Lake Olmstead Stadium. Dr. Beverly Slonina, of National Hills Animal Hospital, will implant the microchips, which provide an identification number for pets.

Organization seeks applicants for annual scholarship program
The Augusta-Fort Gordon chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association is accepting applications for its annual college scholarships.

Quilt auction, dinner will benefit elementary school
Dee Trevor's first-grade class at Lake Forest Hills Elementary School created a map big enough to keep several people warm.

Performers bring 'Last Supper' painting to life
If the figures in Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Last Supper could speak, they might tell of the glorious things they'd experienced in the three years they had been with Jesus.

Fort profile
NAME: Helen J. JonesRESIDENCE: Augusta

Foster children moved after child left behind

Pet of the week
Bosephus, a 2-year-old male Siberian husky, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Senator wants bus monitors

News you can use
- Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Members weigh at-large change

Military milestones
Robert H. Woods Jr., stepson of Pat Woods, of North Augusta, has been selected for promotion to brigadier general in the Army.

Winds damage trees, cut power to thousands

Milestones
The following area students have graduated from the Youth Challenge Academy, sponsored by the Georgia National Guard:

SRS claims will be revisited, officials say

Magnet schools receive distinctive award
Both senior-level magnet schools in Richmond County have been named 2005 National Magnet Schools of Distinction.

Angelic voices

Grant helps put new computers in libraries
Some of the technology at the Main Branch Library in Augusta has a new look, and the updated dcor soon will appear at other branches in the East Central Georgia Regional Library system, officials said.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Madelyn Alese Barnett is today's Kid of the Day.

Officers detail chop shop raid

Bill allowing secret talks dies
ATLANTA - The controversial measure that would have kept secret government negotiations with companies seeking tax breaks in exchange for new jobs is dead for the year, Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson said.

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

Across the area
Police arrested a 22-year-old Augusta man early Wednesday who officials said had more than 4 pounds of marijuana and about 620 Ecstasy pills.

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 Georgia
ATLANTA - One of the most congested traffic corridors in metro Atlanta is about to get help, thanks to a widening program for Georgia 400 announced by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

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.

Attorney says guilt admission was a lie
The attorney for an Augusta man accused of fatally shooting his mother in February 2003 told Columbia County jurors Wednes- day that his client gave police a false confession to the crime.

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.

Bill would curb debt of college projects
ATLANTA - Students might have to wait longer for new residence halls, parking garages and activity centers under a bill making its way through the General Assembly, according to colleges and universities opposed to the measure.

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.

Parent's complaint bans book
Richmond County school officials have banned an obscenity-laced book from all elementary school libraries after a parent complained that the book was inappropriate for her third-grade son.

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

SRS plant's work wraps up
NEW ELLENTON - The cavernous Savannah River Site factory that produced a third of the plutonium used in America's atomic weapons is now a place that has lost its Cold War purpose.

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.

Bridge expansion plans get cool reception
Augusta Mayor Bob Young said he can't understand the cool reception North Augusta officials are giving his plan to use about $400,000 in federal transportation money to expand the 13th Street Bridge pedestrian walkway for bike traffic.

Bike path project picks up momentum

Georgia universities tout research grants
ATLANTA - Academic research provides an important funding source and contributes to Georgia's economic development, institution presidents told the University System of Georgia Board of Regents on Wednesday.

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.

News you can use
- Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kid of the Day
Madelyn Alese Barnett is today's Kid of the Day.

Two accused of illegal gambling

Bill allowing secret talks dies
ATLANTA - The controversial measure that would have kept secret government negotiations with companies seeking tax breaks in exchange for new jobs is dead for the year, Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson said.

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.

House guest faces charges in thefts
An Augusta man was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing checks and a handgun from a local lawyer, Richmond County Sheriff's Office records state.

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Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Additional abuse charges have been filed against a Roman Catholic priest who briefly worked in Charleston a quarter-century ago, authorities say.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - One of the most congested traffic corridors in metro Atlanta is about to get help, thanks to a widening program for Georgia 400 announced by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

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.

Bill would curb debt of college projects
ATLANTA - Students might have to wait longer for new residence halls, parking garages and activity centers under a bill making its way through the General Assembly, according to colleges and universities opposed to the measure.

After performing for troops, theater group comes to area
It wasn't exactly Broadway. Two soldiers took 30 minutes to get two flatbed 18-wheelers lined up side by side to create a makeshift stage. As for seating, it was standing room only the six picnic benches quickly filled up.

Georgia universities tout research grants
ATLANTA - Academic research provides an important funding source and contributes to Georgia's economic development, institution presidents told the University System of Georgia Board of Regents on Wednesday.

Parent's complaint bans book
Richmond County school officials have banned an obscenity-laced book from all elementary school libraries after a parent complained that the book was inappropriate for her third-grade son.

Class teaches lawyers, doctors to unite
It sounds about as likely as wolves and sheep embracing in the meadow, but Charity Scott believes doctors can be taught not to fear and even to work with lawyers.

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.

Proposal rewards informants
A Glenn Hills High School student whose tip led police to confiscate a loaded gun from a classmate Tuesday would have received a $100 cash reward under a program being pushed by school trustee Joe Scott.

Richmond County schools reassert security
A Richmond County Schools spokeswoman defended the random use of school metal detectors after one device failed to catch a student who carried a loaded gun around Glenn Hills High School all day Tuesday.

Across the area
Police arrested a 22-year-old Augusta man early Wednesday who officials said had more than 4 pounds of marijuana and about 620 Ecstasy pills.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Events
greyhound meet and greet: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday ; PETsMART, 225 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; meet adoptable retired racers; free; 796-1708

High number of HIV/AIDS cases puts group to action
The Augusta alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority will hold a walk to raise money for AIDS awareness.

Bridge expansion plans get cool reception
Augusta Mayor Bob Young said he can't understand the cool reception North Augusta officials are giving his plan to use about $400,000 in federal transportation money to expand the 13th Street Bridge pedestrian walkway for bike traffic.

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.

At the Movies: 'Hostage'
Redemption has a heaping-huge body count in Bruce Willis' "Hostage," whose passable opening and middle chapters promise a decent action thriller before all credibility is destroyed by the take-no-prisoners excess of the final act.

At the Movies: 'Hostage'

At the Movies: 'Robots'

At the Movies: 'The Upside of Anger'
Is it too early to start thinking about top-10 lists and Academy Award nominations? That's how good "The Upside of Anger" is, and that's how powerful the performance is from Joan Allen, its mesmerizing star.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

Mini reviews

At the Movies: 'Robots'
Full of small, wonderful touches and big, heady ideas, the computer-animated extravaganza "Robots" is both visually dazzling and needlessly heavy-handed.

At the Movies: 'Hostage'
Redemption has a heaping-huge body count in Bruce Willis' "Hostage," whose passable opening and middle chapters promise a decent action thriller before all credibility is destroyed by the take-no-prisoners excess of the final act.

At the Movies: 'Millions'
With the energy of "Trainspotting" (minus the rampant drugs and sex) and "28 Days Later" (minus the gore and rabid zombies), director Danny Boyle makes a surprisingly gentle turn into the family genre with the big-hearted "Millions."

At the Movies: 'The Upside of Anger'
Is it too early to start thinking about top-10 lists and Academy Award nominations? That's how good "The Upside of Anger" is, and that's how powerful the performance is from Joan Allen, its mesmerizing star.

At the Movies: 'Hostage'
Redemption has a heaping-huge body count in Bruce Willis' "Hostage," whose passable opening and middle chapters promise a decent action thriller before all credibility is destroyed by the take-no-prisoners excess of the final act.

Horse that played Seabiscuit dies

At the Movies: 'In My Country'
A clear passion project for the director, John Boorman's "In My Country" is high on ideals yet disappointing on drama, the promising story set in post-apartheid South Africa failing to really involve viewers.

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.

At the Movies: 'The Upside of Anger'
Is it too early to start thinking about top-10 lists and Academy Award nominations? That's how good "The Upside of Anger" is, and that's how powerful the performance is from Joan Allen, its mesmerizing star.

At the Movies: 'Millions'

At the Movies: 'Robots'
Full of small, wonderful touches and big, heady ideas, the computer-animated extravaganza "Robots" is both visually dazzling and needlessly heavy-handed.

At the Movies: 'In My Country'

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

At the Movies: 'The Upside of Anger'

Canada rocks, eh?

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Sharpton proposes ban on rappers involved with violence
NEW YORK - The Rev. Al Sharpton is putting in his two cents about the latest drama involving 50 Cent.

Sonic Spotlight
Jordon WatwoodAGE: 21HOMETOWN: Born in Waycross, Ga.; lived in Augusta since he was 10.

Sharpton proposes ban on rappers involved with violence
NEW YORK - The Rev. Al Sharpton is putting in his two cents about the latest drama involving 50 Cent.

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.

Sonic Spotlight
Jordon Watwood AGE: 21 HOMETOWN: Born in Waycross, Ga.; lived in Augusta since he was 10.

Sonic Spotlight

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The Eagles WHEN: 8 tonight WHERE: The Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth Ga., off Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta

Hot ticket
The EaglesWHEN: 8 tonight WHERE: The Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth Ga., off Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta

Hot ticket
The Eagles WHEN: 8 tonight WHERE: The Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth Ga., off Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta

Sharpton proposes ban on rappers involved with violence

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.

Hot ticket
The EaglesWHEN: 8 tonight WHERE: The Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth Ga., off Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta

Racing Newsmaker: Jamie McMurray

Road show could head to Canada
MEXICO CITY - Robbie Weiss wasn't just impressed with NASCAR's first official race in Mexico. He was giddy. And why not?

Racing Newsmaker: Jamie McMurray
LAS VEGAS -- Jamie McMurray is coming off a fourth-place finish at California as the Nextel Cup Series returns for this Sunday's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Racing Newsmaker: Jamie McMurray
LAS VEGAS -- Jamie McMurray is coming off a fourth-place finish at California as the Nextel Cup Series returns for this Sunday's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Recent Busch race nets ratings
LAS VEGAS - When 94,000 fans showed up at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for Sunday's Busch Series race, everyone agreed it was a rousing success.

Road show could head to Canada
MEXICO CITY - Robbie Weiss wasn't just impressed with NASCAR's first official race in Mexico. He was giddy. And why not?

Recent Busch race nets ratings

Recent Busch race nets ratings
LAS VEGAS - When 94,000 fans showed up at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for Sunday's Busch Series race, everyone agreed it was a rousing success.

Road show could head to Canada

Maryland seeks redemption in ACC tournament
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Coming off a mystifying regular season that ended with three straight stinging losses, Maryland enters the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament without having given serious thought to successfully defending its league title.

A Kentucky win is the norm at tourney
ATLANTA - The Southeastern Conference Tournament can be divided into two distinct groups. There's Kentucky, the perennial favorite. Then there's everyone else.

A Kentucky win is the norm at tourney
ATLANTA - The Southeastern Conference Tournament can be divided into two distinct groups. There's Kentucky, the perennial favorite. Then there's everyone else.

Captain carries Paine team to next level
Akia Stanton couldn't remember the name of the book. After a few moments, she recalled the author's name. But she couldn't tell you what the book is about.

Maryland seeks redemption in ACC tournament
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Coming off a mystifying regular season that ended with three straight stinging losses, Maryland enters the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament without having given serious thought to successfully defending its league title.

Captain carries Paine team to next level
Akia Stanton couldn't remember the name of the book. After a few moments, she recalled the author's name. But she couldn't tell you what the book is about.

Older receivers have their day

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

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Mrs. Annie T. Prather    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Keaton Alexander Bailey    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mr. James Paul Frison    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Hubert Flonnory, Sr.    (BARTOW, Ga.)
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Mrs. Gertrude McGee    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mary McGahee    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth McCall Staley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Bennie Brandenburg    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bennie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SFC (Ret.) Arthur C. Dudley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Bernice Rogers    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary B. Gordon    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. James Lucas    (DETROIT, MI.)

Mr. Billy Dossey    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Brenda Joyce Bell    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Boatright Smith    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lessie Bailey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Guy T. Williams    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Ms. Cora Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Charlie T. Bland    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mr. William "Art" Zion, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Carlisle E. Pickett    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Leroy Wiley    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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Mr. Norman Patterson, Sr.    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mr. Stephen Ray Mundy    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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Mrs. Gladys Johnson    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Elmer Leo Smith, Sr.    (WATERLOO, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ann Gossage    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. M.W. Luckey, Sr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Hubert Flonnory, Sr.    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Leffel    (COVINGTON, VA.)
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Mrs. Charlie Bland    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. James Lucas    (DETROIT, MI.)
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Mr. Bennie Brandenburg    (MACON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ann Gossage    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lessie Bailey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Margaret Attaway    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mattie Adkison    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Cora Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Adkison    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Bill Whitaker    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)
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Mrs. Gertrude McGee    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Ms. Cora Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Myrtice U. Sammons    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Virginia Lanier    (PORTAL, Ga.)
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Lt. William G. Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Emma J. Shaffer    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Frank Gorsuch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Kenneth Leroy Pooser, Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mr. Thomas Lawton    (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)
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Ms. Clarie Grizzard    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Perth Joseph Oakman, Jr.    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
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Miss Eumeeka D. Hornsby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Miss Elizabeth Ann Lane    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Bill Whitaker (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Ms. Brenda Joyce Bell ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Norman Patterson, Sr. (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth McCall Staley (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Elmer Leo Smith, Sr. (WATERLOO, S.C.)

Mr. James Lucas (DETROIT, MI.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary B. Gordon (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Rogers (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James Paul Frison (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Gladys Johnson (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie T. Prather (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Tyyne Lindell Rautio (JESUP, Ga.)

Mr. David Hughes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Brandenburg (MACON, Ga.)

Ms. Machelle Patterson (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Virginia Lanier (PORTAL, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Boatright Smith (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gertrude McGee (AIKEN, S.C.)

Keaton Alexander Bailey (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Bennie Mae Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Clarie Grizzard (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Miss Eumeeka D. Hornsby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Ashcroft (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Wiley (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Carlisle E. Pickett (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Linda Wan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Billy Dossey (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Lessie Bailey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Ms. Brenda Joyce Bell ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McGahee (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Don William Wiley (DAWSONVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. M.W. Luckey, Sr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Oliver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Gossage (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Adolphus Morse (SPARTA, Ga.)

Overtime

Tuesday's Prep results

Overtime

Wednesday's Prep results

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

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

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

Wednesday's Prep results
Prep sports scores for area teams:

Overtime
Former Georgia star Herschel Walker will be speaking at 6:30 tonight at Julian Smith Casino at a dinner to benefit the Georgia-Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

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

Overtime
Former Georgia star Herschel Walker will be speaking at 6:30 tonight at Julian Smith Casino at a dinner to benefit the Georgia-Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

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

Wednesday's Prep results
Prep sports scores for area teams:

Combine offers players more exposure
Glenn Hills assistant football coach Vyus Downs has a vision. It came to light as he listened to the college scouts who checked out the team's prospects last year.

Combine offers players more exposure
Glenn Hills assistant football coach Vyus Downs has a vision. It came to light as he listened to the college scouts who checked out the team's prospects last year.

Panthers: Fields to delay signing contract
Carolina linebacker Mark Fields is delaying signing a new three-year contract with the Panthers until after he passes his annual May checkup following his treatment of Hodgkin's disease.

Older receivers have their day
It was a good day for over-30 receivers in the NFL. Keenan McCardell got the payday he was seeking in San Diego, Ricky Proehl decided to return to Carolina for his 16th season and tight end Jermaine Wiggins was rewarded for a career year and re-signed with Minnesota on Wednesday.

Older receivers have their day
It was a good day for over-30 receivers in the NFL. Keenan McCardell got the payday he was seeking in San Diego, Ricky Proehl decided to return to Carolina for his 16th season and tight end Jermaine Wiggins was rewarded for a career year and re-signed with Minnesota on Wednesday.

Musical showcases lives, love of country duo Wynette, Jones

Musical showcases lives, love of country duo Wynette, Jones
Kristin Stewart was born five years after Tammy Wynette d-i-v-o-r-c-e-d her third husband, George Jones, but she still gets to sing with "George Jones" every week on stage.

Musical showcases lives, love of country duo Wynette, Jones
Kristin Stewart was born five years after Tammy Wynette d-i-v-o-r-c-e-d her third husband, George Jones, but she still gets to sing with "George Jones" every week on stage.

Even love in movies isn't always perfect

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.

ABC's movie draws viewers, but CBS wins ratings race
NEW YORK - Powered by star Halle Berry and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, ABC's "Their Eyes Were Watching God" drew 24.6 million viewers Sunday, according to Nielsen Media Research.

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.

Dan Rather signs off as 'CBS Evening News' anchor

Dan Rather signs off as 'CBS Evening News' anchor
NEW YORK - Dan Rather, whose network reporting career spanned from the Kennedy assassination to the deadly tsunami, prepared to sign off Wednesday after 24 years as "CBS Evening News" anchorman.

Dan Rather signs off as 'CBS Evening News' anchor
NEW YORK - Dan Rather, whose network reporting career spanned from the Kennedy assassination to the deadly tsunami, prepared to sign off Wednesday after 24 years as "CBS Evening News" anchorman.

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

ABC's movie draws viewers, but CBS wins ratings race
NEW YORK - Powered by star Halle Berry and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, ABC's "Their Eyes Were Watching God" drew 24.6 million viewers Sunday, according to Nielsen Media Research.

'Apprentice' producer sues over sponsorships
LOS ANGELES - Mark Burnett Productions, the company behind the Donald Trump show "The Apprentice," has sued an entertainment company for allegedly telling advertisers it had exclusive rights to broker agreements to place products on the show.

Emmy Awards mulling changes in lineup
LOS ANGELES - The changes at this year's Academy Awards ceremony may be followed by a substantial revamping of the Emmy Awards.

Emmy Awards mulling changes in lineup

Sarah Jessica Parker, HBO announce deal

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

Emmy Awards mulling changes in lineup
LOS ANGELES - The changes at this year's Academy Awards ceremony may be followed by a substantial revamping of the Emmy Awards.

Cronkite: Rather should have been replaced earlier

ABC's movie draws viewers, but CBS wins ratings race

Gonzo journalist remembered at memorial

Celebrity Stalkers: from fan to fanatical

People in the News

Video game icons honored with stars

Globetrotter remains on court because of love of game, team

Galleries

The top five list

People in the News

Model's stepfather sentenced for stealing money

New on DVD

Applause Calendar

Galleries

Intense 'Resident Evil 4' runs on pure adrenaline

'American Pie' actress splitting from husband

Club calendar

Program violations include football, basketball teams
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia has reported six NCAA secondary violations since July 1, 2004, according to information provided to the Athens Banner-Herald under the Georgia Open Records law.

Program violations include football, basketball teams

Judge gives OK to Swain for practices
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia defensive tackle Darrius Swain can return for the football team's spring practice workout today after being released Wednesday from the Clarke County jail.

Program violations include football, basketball teams
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia has reported six NCAA secondary violations since July 1, 2004, according to information provided to the Athens Banner-Herald under the Georgia Open Records law.

Even love in movies isn't always perfect
Love is not always as soft as an easy chair. Love is hard. It's labor-intensive and requires commitment, compromise and, more often than not, luck. That's why people get excited by love stories. They relish the idea of everything going right, of a relationship flourishing against the odds.

Even love in movies isn't always perfect
Love is not always as soft as an easy chair. Love is hard. It's labor-intensive and requires commitment, compromise and, more often than not, luck. That's why people get excited by love stories. They relish the idea of everything going right, of a relationship flourishing against the odds.

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

Gamecocks' Thompson surrenders to police

Pacers begin hunt for another coach

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

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

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

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.

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends