Harry Potter illustrator puts a little of herself in wizard

Harry Potter illustrator puts a little of herself in wizard
NEW YORK - Mary GrandPre sounds just like a parent when she talks about Harry. She sees herself in him - a little bit in the eyes, something in the line of his jaw. But that lightning bolt-shaped scar? Hey, that's not from her side of the family.

Harry Potter illustrator puts a little of herself in wizard
NEW YORK - Mary GrandPre sounds just like a parent when she talks about Harry. She sees herself in him - a little bit in the eyes, something in the line of his jaw. But that lightning bolt-shaped scar? Hey, that's not from her side of the family.

Schilling plans to attend steroid use hearing
NEW YORK - Curt Schilling plans to attend next week's congressional hearing on steroid use in baseball, becoming the first current player to agree to testify before the panel.

Schilling plans to attend steroid use hearing

Razorbacks pound 'Pack
Cross Creek at Greenbrier became a clash of knowns and unknowns Thursday night.

Razorbacks pound 'Pack
Cross Creek at Greenbrier became a clash of knowns and unknowns Thursday night.

Razorbacks pound 'Pack

Schilling plans to attend steroid use hearing
NEW YORK - Curt Schilling plans to attend next week's congressional hearing on steroid use in baseball, becoming the first current player to agree to testify before the panel.

Soaring gas prices require drivers to think outside box

Motorists get psychic's phone number instead of DMV
MADISON, Wis. - When the state's Division of Motor Vehicles sent notices to about 25,000 motorists to renew their registration, they made a tiny mistake.

Odds and Ends
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Legislature is flush with good ideas.

Odds and Ends
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Legislature is flush with good ideas.

Motorists get psychic's phone number instead of DMV
MADISON, Wis. - When the state's Division of Motor Vehicles sent notices to about 25,000 motorists to renew their registration, they made a tiny mistake.

Odds and Ends
LINCOLN, Neb. - An Internet casino that previously bought a partially eaten grilled cheese sandwich now has a pretzel that some believe is shaped like the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus.

Odds and Ends
LINCOLN, Neb. - An Internet casino that previously bought a partially eaten grilled cheese sandwich now has a pretzel that some believe is shaped like the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus.

Orr aims to shore up spot
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Go ahead and try it. Fight it back. Choke it down. Do whatever. It's not going to happen.

Orr aims to shore up spot
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Go ahead and try it. Fight it back. Choke it down. Do whatever. It's not going to happen.

Scoreless streak intact for Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - They can all shrug and say it's no big deal, that it's spring ball and none of it counts, but is there something to this scoreless innings streak by Atlanta's starters?

Pirates shut out Braves

Scoreless streak intact for Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - They can all shrug and say it's no big deal, that it's spring ball and none of it counts, but is there something to this scoreless innings streak by Atlanta's starters?

Braves reassign seven to minors
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur's stay with the Braves was short-lived - for now.

Pirates shut out Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves' starting pitchers appear to be in regular-season form.

Orr aims to shore up spot

Scoreless streak intact for Braves

Pirates shut out Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves' starting pitchers appear to be in regular-season form.

iTunes-enabled phone debut postponed
HANOVER, Germany - Motorola Inc. postponed plans Thursday to unveil a cell phone that can buy and play songs from Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes download service, a sudden decision which may reflect tensions with cellular companies who also want to sell music to mobile phone users.

Event alters sales pitch

P&G raises prices for Folgers coffee

FCC extends "truth-in-billing" guidelines to cell phone bills
WASHINGTON - Regulators on Thursday voted to extend "truth-in-billing" guidelines to cell phone bills in hopes it would lead to clearer, shorter statements devoid of confusing add-on fees.

Event alters sales pitch
After several years without seeing many results, organizers for the Augusta Showcase are changing their tactics.

Event alters sales pitch
After several years without seeing many results, organizers for the Augusta Showcase are changing their tactics.

Greenspan: regulators must consider costs of new rules
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday that the cost of antiterror rules and other banking regulations must be weighed against their benefits.

Lower-grade oil boosts profits
Like bartenders putting cheap alcohol into their cocktails, some U.S. refiners are reaping huge profits these days by relying on lower quality crude oil to make fuels such as gasoline and diesel.

Lower-grade oil boosts profits

Call centers could handle McDonald's drive-thru orders
OAK BROOK, Ill. - McDonald's Corp., the world's largest restaurant chain, is testing the use of remote call centers to handle drive-thru orders in an effort to improve service.

Budget deficit surges to $113.9 billion in February

FCC extends "truth-in-billing" guidelines to cell phone bills

Unemployment claims jump to highest level in two months
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits jumped by 17,000 last week to the highest level in two months, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

AT&T sets aside funds for card dispute

Trade deficit hits $58.3 billion in January
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit climbed to $58.3 billion in January, the second-highest level in history, as Americans' appetite for foreign consumer products and automobiles hit record highs. The deficit with China was pushed higher by a surge in textile shipments, reflecting the end of global quotas.

iTunes-enabled phone debut postponed

Greenspan: regulators must consider costs of new rules

Budget deficit surges to $113.9 billion in February
WASHINGTON - The federal government ran a record monthly deficit of $113.9 billion in February, a sizable worsening of the budget picture compared to a rare surplus recorded in January, the Treasury Department reported Thursday.

Call centers could handle McDonald's drive-thru orders

FCC extends "truth-in-billing" guidelines to cell phone bills
WASHINGTON - Regulators on Thursday voted to extend "truth-in-billing" guidelines to cell phone bills in hopes it would lead to clearer, shorter statements devoid of confusing add-on fees.

Trade deficit hits $58.3 billion in January

iTunes-enabled phone debut postponed
HANOVER, Germany - Motorola Inc. postponed plans Thursday to unveil a cell phone that can buy and play songs from Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes download service, a sudden decision which may reflect tensions with cellular companies who also want to sell music to mobile phone users.

Unemployment claims jump to highest level in two months

Trade deficit hits $58.3 billion in January
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit climbed to $58.3 billion in January, the second-highest level in history, as Americans' appetite for foreign consumer products and automobiles hit record highs. The deficit with China was pushed higher by a surge in textile shipments, reflecting the end of global quotas.

AT&T sets aside funds for card dispute
NEW YORK - AT&T Corp. disclosed Thursday it set aside $553 million to cover certain fees and charges that federal regulators say the company improperly avoided paying on its popular long-distance calling cards.

Greenspan: regulators must consider costs of new rules
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday that the cost of antiterror rules and other banking regulations must be weighed against their benefits.

Delta expects big loss, could eventually seek bankruptcy
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday it expects to report a "substantial" loss this year and could seek bankruptcy protection if conditions worsen, news that sent the stock down 12 percent.

Lower-grade oil boosts profits
Like bartenders putting cheap alcohol into their cocktails, some U.S. refiners are reaping huge profits these days by relying on lower quality crude oil to make fuels such as gasoline and diesel.

AT&T sets aside funds for card dispute
NEW YORK - AT&T Corp. disclosed Thursday it set aside $553 million to cover certain fees and charges that federal regulators say the company improperly avoided paying on its popular long-distance calling cards.

Unemployment claims jump to highest level in two months
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits jumped by 17,000 last week to the highest level in two months, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Budget deficit surges to $113.9 billion in February
WASHINGTON - The federal government ran a record monthly deficit of $113.9 billion in February, a sizable worsening of the budget picture compared to a rare surplus recorded in January, the Treasury Department reported Thursday.

Call centers could handle McDonald's drive-thru orders
OAK BROOK, Ill. - McDonald's Corp., the world's largest restaurant chain, is testing the use of remote call centers to handle drive-thru orders in an effort to improve service.

P&G raises prices for Folgers coffee
CINCINNATI - Procter & Gamble Co. on Friday increased the retail price of its Folgers ground coffee by 12 percent because of sustained increases in the cost of green coffee beans.

P&G raises prices for Folgers coffee
CINCINNATI - Procter & Gamble Co. on Friday increased the retail price of its Folgers ground coffee by 12 percent because of sustained increases in the cost of green coffee beans.

Tigers crash Terrapins' party
WASHINGTON - The Maryland booster club scheduled a pep rally for Thursday night, hoping to inspire the Terrapins on the eve of an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game against North Carolina.

Tigers crash Terrapins' party
WASHINGTON - The Maryland booster club scheduled a pep rally for Thursday night, hoping to inspire the Terrapins on the eve of an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game against North Carolina.

A lot is new at Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - There will be a lot of new things to look at - and hear - when Clemson starts spring football practice Friday.

Tigers crash Terrapins' party

A lot is new at Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - There will be a lot of new things to look at - and hear - when Clemson starts spring football practice Friday.

Tigers wither under Tar Heels
WASHINGTON - North Carolina coach Roy Williams felt the need to provide his top-seeded Tar Heels with a word of caution before Friday's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament opener against Clemson.

A lot is new at Clemson

Tigers wither under Tar Heels
WASHINGTON - North Carolina coach Roy Williams felt the need to provide his top-seeded Tar Heels with a word of caution before Friday's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament opener against Clemson.

Tigers wither under Tar Heels

Lions see Reddies in NCAA loss

Jayhawks relying on help from RPI

Hard work, faith pay off for Paine

Help for bus drivers?
The leadership role Barbara Pulliam is playing in trying to solve the problem of unruly, and sometimes dangerous, behavior on Richmond County school buses provides a civics lesson on why elections are so beneficial to the body politic.

Play it smart, not safe

Play it smart, not safe
When Augusta Commissioners asked voters last Nov. 2 to approve a $486 million, decade-plus sales tax, they clearly overdid it.

A slap in the face
The Rev. Al Sharpton is outraged again. And, again, he's blaming white racism. But once again, he's completely out to lunch.

Anti-deadbeat Act of 2005

Play it smart, not safe
When Augusta Commissioners asked voters last Nov. 2 to approve a $486 million, decade-plus sales tax, they clearly overdid it.

Anti-deadbeat Act of 2005
Bankruptcy has become too easy. It is no longer a last resort, a thing of shame. Too often, it's a get-out-of-debt-free card.

A slap in the face

A slap in the face
The Rev. Al Sharpton is outraged again. And, again, he's blaming white racism. But once again, he's completely out to lunch.

Anti-deadbeat Act of 2005
Bankruptcy has become too easy. It is no longer a last resort, a thing of shame. Too often, it's a get-out-of-debt-free card.

Newman says he plans to retire - after one more film
LONDON - Paul Newman is planning to retire. The movie legend, whose piercing blue eyes have lit up screens for five decades, says he'll give up the activities he once described as his two great passions - acting and motor racing.

Tavis Smiley returning to public radio
LOS ANGELES - Tavis Smiley has found a new public radio home and will begin hosting a weekend discussion show next month.

'Survivor' winner says he thought taxes were paid
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Richard Hatch, the first winner of CBS' "Survivor," said he thought the network was responsible for paying the taxes on his $1 million prize and that's why he didn't pay them.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Paul McCartney and his wife have donated a painting from their private collection to the members of the Fire Department of New York - and the subject is something likely very close to their hearts.

Tara Reid sues over ad for condo project
LOS ANGELES - Tara Reid sued the owners of a Las Vegas condominium project Thursday for using her name in an ad that appears to be a reference to the accidental exposure of her breast last year as she posed on the red carpet.

Lindsay Wagner talks horse sense in 'Thicker Than Water'
CALABASAS, Calif. - It took wild horses to get Lindsay Wagner to play a "really old and gnarly" woman in the Hallmark Channel movie "Thicker Than Water."

People in the News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Loretta Lynn will receive the CMT Johnny Cash Visionary Award next month, just a few days before her 70th birthday.

Jane Fonda to undergo hip surgery
LOS ANGELES - Jane Fonda will undergo hip replacement surgery after finishing publicity tours for her upcoming film and autobiography, her publicist said Thursday.

Michael Jackson, late to court, hears accuser testify
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson went AWOL from his child molestation trial Thursday and was nearly jailed before he finally showed up more than an hour late, in his pajama bottoms and slippers, to listen to his accuser's second day of testimony.

Michael Jackson, late to court, hears accuser testify
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson went AWOL from his child molestation trial Thursday and was nearly jailed before he finally showed up more than an hour late, in his pajama bottoms and slippers, to listen to his accuser's second day of testimony.

Tavis Smiley returning to public radio
LOS ANGELES - Tavis Smiley has found a new public radio home and will begin hosting a weekend discussion show next month.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Paul McCartney and his wife have donated a painting from their private collection to the members of the Fire Department of New York - and the subject is something likely very close to their hearts.

People in the News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Loretta Lynn will receive the CMT Johnny Cash Visionary Award next month, just a few days before her 70th birthday.

Tara Reid sues over ad for condo project
LOS ANGELES - Tara Reid sued the owners of a Las Vegas condominium project Thursday for using her name in an ad that appears to be a reference to the accidental exposure of her breast last year as she posed on the red carpet.

Lindsay Wagner talks horse sense in 'Thicker Than Water'
CALABASAS, Calif. - It took wild horses to get Lindsay Wagner to play a "really old and gnarly" woman in the Hallmark Channel movie "Thicker Than Water."

Newman says he plans to retire - after one more film
LONDON - Paul Newman is planning to retire. The movie legend, whose piercing blue eyes have lit up screens for five decades, says he'll give up the activities he once described as his two great passions - acting and motor racing.

Heavy winds are expected at lake

Heavy winds are expected at lake
High, roaring winds accompanied the entrance of March's "lion," and its roaring has yet to stop with 25-mph winds forecast for today and 30-mph blasts predicted for Saturday.

Heavy winds are expected at lake
High, roaring winds accompanied the entrance of March's "lion," and its roaring has yet to stop with 25-mph winds forecast for today and 30-mph blasts predicted for Saturday.

Varietal labels can ease selection
Probably the most challenging aspect of writing a weekly wine column is trying to communicate in a meaningful way with myriad people who are at such diverse places in their understanding of and experience with wine. People often tell me that they enjoy reading my column but don't understand what I am talking about.

Varietal labels can ease selection

Varietal labels can ease selection
Probably the most challenging aspect of writing a weekly wine column is trying to communicate in a meaningful way with myriad people who are at such diverse places in their understanding of and experience with wine. People often tell me that they enjoy reading my column but don't understand what I am talking about.

Conduct soil test to end mistakes in fertilization
What is the first thing most homeowners are tempted to do when the landscape begins to bloom this time of year and their lawn is still winter brown with only a tinge of green?

Coneflowers bloom big, bright
My imagination runs wild when I think about a white coneflower I saw last summer. I can picture a man saying, "Honey, I got a new white coneflower and I am going to name it after you - Kim's Mophead."

Coneflowers bloom big, bright
My imagination runs wild when I think about a white coneflower I saw last summer. I can picture a man saying, "Honey, I got a new white coneflower and I am going to name it after you - Kim's Mophead."

New house offers gardening choices

New house offers gardening choices
There isn't much a gardener could be more excited about than getting a new garden, especially if they've been making do with pots and a small patio for the past several years.

Coneflowers bloom big, bright

New house offers gardening choices
There isn't much a gardener could be more excited about than getting a new garden, especially if they've been making do with pots and a small patio for the past several years.

Fine arts graduate turns pots into garden design business

Fine arts graduate turns pots into garden design business
Ashley Warwick Patterson has turned her love of the outdoors and art into a successful garden design business, The Art of Gardening, which the 26-year-old Augusta resident started two years ago to focus on container gardening.

Fine arts graduate turns pots into garden design business
Ashley Warwick Patterson has turned her love of the outdoors and art into a successful garden design business, The Art of Gardening, which the 26-year-old Augusta resident started two years ago to focus on container gardening.

Georgia Tech: Jackets boot Hokies
WASHINGTON - Will Bynum tried to suppress a sly smile, but the head nods gave it away. Yes, Bynum half-admitted, Georgia Tech needed some postseason pressure to finally snap out of a two-month slump.

Georgia Tech: Jackets boot Hokies
WASHINGTON - Will Bynum tried to suppress a sly smile, but the head nods gave it away. Yes, Bynum half-admitted, Georgia Tech needed some postseason pressure to finally snap out of a two-month slump.

Georgia Tech: Jackets boot Hokies

Knee injury forces Ballesteros to skip Masters

Knee injury forces Ballesteros to skip Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Two-time champion Seve Ballesteros withdrew from the Masters on Friday because of a knee injury.

Richard Green grabs lead at Qatar Masters

Knee injury forces Ballesteros to skip Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Two-time champion Seve Ballesteros withdrew from the Masters on Friday because of a knee injury.

Richard Green grabs lead at Qatar Masters
DOHA, Qatar - Richard Green of Australia shot a 4-under 68 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Swedish golfers Pierre Fulke and Robert Karlsson after the second round of the Qatar Masters.

Richard Green grabs lead at Qatar Masters
DOHA, Qatar - Richard Green of Australia shot a 4-under 68 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Swedish golfers Pierre Fulke and Robert Karlsson after the second round of the Qatar Masters.

Hockey labor talks resume
NEW YORK - The NHL and the players' association returned to the bargaining table Friday, hoping now to try to save next season.

Soaring gas prices require drivers to think outside box
Suddenly, it seems, gas prices are rising faster than a March kite.

Soaring gas prices require drivers to think outside box
Suddenly, it seems, gas prices are rising faster than a March kite.

Judge, court reporter shot to death, two others wounded at Atlanta courthouse
ATLANTA - A judge and a court reporter were shot to death Friday at the Fulton County Courthouse and at least two others wounded, authorities said. A search for the suspect was under way.

Judge, court reporter shot to death, two others wounded at Atlanta courthouse
ATLANTA - A judge and a court reporter were shot to death Friday at the Fulton County Courthouse and at least two others wounded, authorities said. A search for the suspect was under way.

Legalized killing is unconscionable

Animal dump at landfill was horrific
On March 7, I went to the Richmond County landfill with some household trash. A city car pulled beside me with a trailer on the back. Mattie Mitchell, Augusta

What qualifies as existence, anyhow?
I have a question: If God does not exist, then who does? Do you think I am real because you can see me?Paul B. Balducci, Augusta

What qualifies as existence, anyhow?
I have a question: If God does not exist, then who does? Do you think I am real because you can see me?Paul B. Balducci, Augusta

Animal dump at landfill was horrific

Animal dump at landfill was horrific
On March 7, I went to the Richmond County landfill with some household trash. A city car pulled beside me with a trailer on the back. Mattie Mitchell, Augusta

Legalized killing is unconscionable
David Bowles' letter "People should have a right to die" (March 6) superficially sounds credible, and unfortunately appears to be gaining some interest in our increasingly secular society.Vern J. Simon, Evans

Logical school zones are in peril

What qualifies as existence, anyhow?

Injustice dealt to former fire chief

Injustice dealt to former fire chief
It seems those so-called Augusta commissioners are at it again. This time they've included City Administrator Fred Russell.Tina Cloer, Augusta

Why question Bible's accuracy?
A recent letter, "Make room to teach evolution" (March 1), advocated theistic evolution, the belief that God used evolution to create Earth. The writer claims that teaching evolution "in a spiritual manner" would "not diminish our faith."Matthew Shafer, Augusta

Logical school zones are in peril
My daughter attends North Augusta's Hammond Hill Elementary School. We live less than a mile from the new Mossy Creek Elementary School, and two miles from Hammond Hill Elementary.Amanda Hammond, North Augusta, S.C.

Legalized killing is unconscionable
David Bowles' letter "People should have a right to die" (March 6) superficially sounds credible, and unfortunately appears to be gaining some interest in our increasingly secular society.Vern J. Simon, Evans

Injustice dealt to former fire chief
It seems those so-called Augusta commissioners are at it again. This time they've included City Administrator Fred Russell.Tina Cloer, Augusta

School zoning proposal is flawed
Residents of North Augusta need to push for a neighborhood division plan for the new elementary-school zoning proposal that allows our children to attend elementary schools in their neighborhoods.Gwen Spivey, North Augusta, S.C.

Logical school zones are in peril
My daughter attends North Augusta's Hammond Hill Elementary School. We live less than a mile from the new Mossy Creek Elementary School, and two miles from Hammond Hill Elementary.Amanda Hammond, North Augusta, S.C.

Why question Bible's accuracy?
A recent letter, "Make room to teach evolution" (March 1), advocated theistic evolution, the belief that God used evolution to create Earth. The writer claims that teaching evolution "in a spiritual manner" would "not diminish our faith."Matthew Shafer, Augusta

Why question Bible's accuracy?

Is a Dodge Viper a Republican or Democrat vehicle?

Ford to retire Thunderbird after 2005 model year

Alarms, security systems might deter some thieves

Living briefs

SRT-4 adds fun, sport, noise to Neon

Test headlight voltage with paper clip

Customers return to Mercury

Customers return to Mercury
It wasn't long ago that prophets were forecasting that Mercury, like Oldsmobile, would disappear and take Lincoln with it.

Living briefs
TIM LAHAYE, a co-author of the successful Left Behind series, will conduct a conference at Abilene Baptist Church in Martinez.Coming Saturday

SRT-4 adds fun, sport, noise to Neon
The Dodge Neon compact sedan has been around since 1994. But its younger, sporty SRT-4 version surprises with its boisterous personality.

Test headlight voltage with paper clip
Q: I believe my headlights have become dim, and I am wondering how to check them. Either my eyes are going, or they are. How can I know for sure which it is? I have a voltmeter and I'm not afraid to use it. - Skip Russo

Is a Dodge Viper a Republican or Democrat vehicle?
Forget red states and blue states. If you want to tell a Republican from a Democrat, just look at what vehicle a person drives, says the Chicago Tribune.

SRT-4 adds fun, sport, noise to Neon
The Dodge Neon compact sedan has been around since 1994. But its younger, sporty SRT-4 version surprises with its boisterous personality.

Test headlight voltage with paper clip
Q: I believe my headlights have become dim, and I am wondering how to check them. Either my eyes are going, or they are. How can I know for sure which it is? I have a voltmeter and I'm not afraid to use it. - Skip Russo

Alarms, security systems might deter some thieves
SANTA ANA, Calif. - No device will protect your car completely from a professional thief. If the thief wants your car, he or she can thwart just about any device.

Alarms, security systems might deter some thieves
SANTA ANA, Calif. - No device will protect your car completely from a professional thief. If the thief wants your car, he or she can thwart just about any device.

Living briefs
TIM LAHAYE, a co-author of the successful Left Behind series, will conduct a conference at Abilene Baptist Church in Martinez. Coming Saturday

Ford to retire Thunderbird after 2005 model year
DETROIT - We had fun, fun, fun 'til Ford took the T-bird away.

Ford to retire Thunderbird after 2005 model year
DETROIT - We had fun, fun, fun 'til Ford took the T-bird away.

Is a Dodge Viper a Republican or Democrat vehicle?
Forget red states and blue states. If you want to tell a Republican from a Democrat, just look at what vehicle a person drives, says the Chicago Tribune.

Customers return to Mercury
It wasn't long ago that prophets were forecasting that Mercury, like Oldsmobile, would disappear and take Lincoln with it.

Lynx: Ex-teammate lights up Saal
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina defenseman Marty Clapton played two seasons with Augusta goaltender Jason Saal when the two were in Hampton Roads (Va.) together. In all that time, Clapton learned a thing or two about Jason Saal - the goalie.

Lynx looking forward to homestand
Four consecutive road games combined with several non-hockey events have kept the Augusta Lynx away from Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center for the past two weeks.

Lynx looking forward to homestand

Lynx: Ex-teammate lights up Saal

Lynx: Ex-teammate lights up Saal
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina defenseman Marty Clapton played two seasons with Augusta goaltender Jason Saal when the two were in Hampton Roads (Va.) together. In all that time, Clapton learned a thing or two about Jason Saal - the goalie.

Lynx looking forward to homestand
Four consecutive road games combined with several non-hockey events have kept the Augusta Lynx away from Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center for the past two weeks.

Lawmakers' efforts end Jim Crow laws
ATLANTA - Tyrone Brooks couldn't quite believe it when a reporter called him this past summer and told him the state's Jim Crow laws were still on the books.

Course honors fallen students

Manhunt for suspect lasts into night

Gang graffiti returns to streets of Athens
ATHENS, Ga. - After a noticeable decrease in gang activity, signs have resurfaced with a vengeance, with gang-related graffiti appearing in parts of Clarke County where it had never been seen - even on the front door of a law enforcement agency in west Athens.

Across the area
Two men wearing ski masks, gloves and jumpsuits and described as nervous by a witness robbed a bank branch Friday afternoon in Hephzibah, brandishing handguns and ordering customers to the floor, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Bodman gives no promises to SRS
NEW ELLENTON - In his first visit to Savannah River Site since his Senate confirmation a month ago, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman painted a bleak federal budget picture Friday and made no promises to restore money to slashed programs such as the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory.

Abuse often has warning signs
Augusta's Assistant Solicitor General Nancy Johnson has seen it time and time again. She calls it the "oh, baby syndrome."

Walker's campaign spending criticized
ATLANTA - It might seem like a rerun, but the ethics complaint filed against Sen. Charles Walker about his campaign expenditures is a new one.

School district may be altered
ATLANTA - A bill that would allow Columbia County voters to choose the chairman of their school board - and redraw the district lines to make room for the at-large position - unanimously passed the state Senate on Friday.

Legislation would shield bus monitors
Legislation to cover liability issues for volunteer bus monitors was introduced in the General Assembly on Thursday just as the Richmond County Board of Education agreed to seek more paid bus attendants and start a pilot program to see how volunteers would work.

Across the region

Tattoo regulator hears zoning gripes
AIKEN - The state agency that will police South Carolina tattoo parlors finalized its regulations Thursday, but it did not include rules about where such businesses can locate.

Democrats oppose bill with walkouts

Judge puts killer in prison for life
A man who repeatedly stepped over his girlfriend's body for days after he killed her pleaded guilty Friday.

News you can use

Gang graffiti returns to streets of Athens
ATHENS, Ga. - After a noticeable decrease in gang activity, signs have resurfaced with a vengeance, with gang-related graffiti appearing in parts of Clarke County where it had never been seen - even on the front door of a law enforcement agency in west Athens.

News you can use
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Course honors fallen students
Family and friends of two deceased Greenbrier High School golfers dedicated a practice green in their memory at the school Friday.

Hands-on learning fascinates local pupils
WARRENVILLE - The Big Bad Wolf didn't huff, puff and blow houses down when he visited Jefferson Elementary School.

Mayor: Talks could lead to riverfront hotel
Augusta Mayor Bob Young said negotiations are under way with an unnamed group of developers to bring a third riverfront convention hotel on five acres the city recently purchased from the city's pension fund trustees.

Senate OKs bill to create DOT evaluation committee

Rants and Raves
We use Saturday's Rants & Raves to address comments about The Augusta Chronicle.

Hands-on learning fascinates local pupils
WARRENVILLE - The Big Bad Wolf didn't huff, puff and blow houses down when he visited Jefferson Elementary School.

Democrats oppose bill with walkouts
ATLANTA - Democrats staged walkouts in both the House and the Senate on Friday night to protest a bill that would require voters to present photo identification before casting their ballots in Georgia elections.

Democrats oppose bill with walkouts
ATLANTA - Democrats staged walkouts in both the House and the Senate on Friday night to protest a bill that would require voters to present photo identification before casting their ballots in Georgia elections.

Defense in matricide trial challenges tapes
Jurors in the trial of an Augusta man accused of fatally shooting his mother in 2003 watched tapes Friday of Tom Edwin Chumley giving a confession that his lawyer says was false.

Across the area
Two men wearing ski masks, gloves and jumpsuits and described as nervous by a witness robbed a bank branch Friday afternoon in Hephzibah, brandishing handguns and ordering customers to the floor, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Premarital counseling may lead to license discount
ATLANTA - Couples who take the time to go through premarital counseling could save a little money when they get hitched in Georgia thanks to legislation passed Thursday by the House.

Manhunt for suspect lasts into night
ATLANTA - State and local police were conducting a massive search Friday for the suspect in the fatal courtroom shooting of a Fulton County Superior Court Judge, a court stenographer and a sheriff's deputy in downtown Atlanta. Another deputy was injured in the shooting.

House approves new districts
ATLANTA - Georgia's sprawling 12th Congressional District would no longer stretch through Athens, Augusta and Savannah under a new set of Republican-drawn district boundaries approved Thursday by state House lawmakers.

Kid of the Day
Carlee Grace Spence is today's Kid of the Day.

Senate OKs bill to create DOT evaluation committee
ATLANTA - A measure that had delayed the consideration of a proposal to turn Ga. Highway 316 into a limited-access toll road breezed through the Senate on Thursday.

Bill curbing seizures of land gets approval
ATLANTA - Local governments wouldn't be able to seize private property to boost their tax bases under a bill passed overwhelmingly Thursday by the Senate.

House passes child support change
ATLANTA - A major overhaul of the formula used to determine child support awards in Georgia easily passed the House 127-43 on Thursday.

Defense in matricide trial challenges tapes

Mayor: Talks could lead to riverfront hotel

Walker's campaign spending criticized

Kid of the Day

Hands-on learning fascinates local pupils

House passes child support change

Abuse often has warning signs
Augusta's Assistant Solicitor General Nancy Johnson has seen it time and time again. She calls it the "oh, baby syndrome."

Board lifts cell phone ban

Manhunt for suspect lasts into night
ATLANTA - State and local police were conducting a massive search Friday for the suspect in the fatal courtroom shooting of a Fulton County Superior Court Judge, a court stenographer and a sheriff's deputy in downtown Atlanta. Another deputy was injured in the shooting.

Legislation would shield bus monitors

Center seeks tutors to spread literacy
The Literacy Center at Augusta State University has stopped taking names for its waiting list because of a lack of volunteers.

Repair of jail is cut in plan

Official: bond issue could complete projects
Ron Cross says he's tired of playing catch-up on needed projects in Columbia County, adding that it only hinders progress.

Defense in matricide trial challenges tapes
Jurors in the trial of an Augusta man accused of fatally shooting his mother in 2003 watched tapes Friday of Tom Edwin Chumley giving a confession that his lawyer says was false.

County gets advice on arena
Two former Gwinnett County officials spoke to a Columbia County arena committee Thursday night, telling them about their arena and how Columbia County is on the right track to consider one of its own.

Senate plan sheds some local projects
ATLANTA - Republicans rule the Georgia Legislature, but efforts to craft a budget for 2006 have left a kingdom divided between the Senate and the House.

Two men rob Hephzibah bank

Across the area
Attorneys hope to conclude by today the trial of an Augusta man accused in the 2003 shooting death of his mother.

DHEC meetings to address health concerns

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The state House on Thursday approved a bill that would allow people to establish online lottery accounts that can be funded with cash or debit cards.

Judge, court reporter shot to death, two others wounded at Atlanta courthouse

Across South Carolina
SUMMERVILLE - Dorchester County is proposing a ban on hunting near roads, but the state Department of Natural Resources says the county has no authority to do so.

Tattoo regulator hears zoning gripes

Board lifts cell phone ban
Pupils will be allowed to keep cell phones in their vehicles at Richmond County schools after a 6-4 vote by the school board Thursday.

Judge puts killer in prison for life
A man who repeatedly stepped over his girlfriend's body for days after he killed her pleaded guilty Friday.

Kid of the Day
Peyton Lucas Taylor is today's Kid of the Day.

Course honors fallen students
Family and friends of two deceased Greenbrier High School golfers dedicated a practice green in their memory at the school Friday.

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Corection
In Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, the Briudge column on Page 10C had an error in bidding. North Hand should have bid a 2 of clubs.

School board extends Larke's contract
Richmond County School Superintendent Charles Larke was given a satisfactory evaluation by the school board Thursday, which extends his contract by one year to 2008.

Repair of jail is cut in plan
Augusta commissioners will consider a $51.3 million plan next week to abandon the problem-plagued downtown jail and law enforcement center in the next five years in favor of expanding the Phinizy Road detention facilities, reneging on a promise not to house violent offenders in south Augusta.

Water release to help fish migrate
Water levels at Thurmond Lake will fall about a foot next week when the Army Corps of Engineers releases "pulses" of water down the Savannah River as part of an experiment to aid upstream migration of spawning fish.

Judge, court reporter shot to death, two others wounded at Atlanta courthouse
ATLANTA - A judge and a court reporter were shot to death Friday at the Fulton County Courthouse and at least two others wounded, authorities said. A search for the suspect was under way.

Man pleads guilty to harassing calls
A man pleaded guilty Friday to making a harassing telephone call to a potential witness in his murder trial.

Two men rob Hephzibah bank
Richmond County s heriff's investigators are at the scene of a bank robbery in Hephzibah this afternoon.

Walker's campaign spending criticized
ATLANTA - It might seem like a rerun, but the ethics complaint filed against Sen. Charles Walker about his campaign expenditures is a new one.

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DHEC meetings to address health concerns
AIKEN - Residents in Graniteville who are concerned about the side effects of chlorine exposure can meet with state health officials during a series of public meetings that start Saturday.

Legislators face much local work
ATLANTA - The days are counting down for Augusta legislators to pass any bills this session that would affect local issues.

Official: bond issue could complete projects
Ron Cross says he's tired of playing catch-up on needed projects in Columbia County, adding that it only hinders progress.

Across the area
Two men wearing ski masks, gloves and jumpsuits and described as nervous by a witness robbed a bank branch Friday afternoon in Hephzibah, brandishing handguns and ordering customers to the floor, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Judge postpones Burke trial
Judge Albert Pickett acknowledged Thursday that the pending death penalty trial date for Ronald Burke was one of the quickest set in the Augusta circuit in more than two decades and granted a defense request for a six-month extension.

Center seeks tutors to spread literacy
The Literacy Center at Augusta State University has stopped taking names for its waiting list because of a lack of volunteers.

Bill curbing seizures of land gets approval
ATLANTA - Local governments wouldn't be able to seize private property to boost their tax bases under a bill passed overwhelmingly Thursday by the Senate.

Officials are confident of courthouses' safety
The scary part about trying to ensure safety in a courthouse is that it's impossible to prepare for every possibility, Richmond County Marshal Steve Smith said.

Tattoo regulator hears zoning gripes
AIKEN - The state agency that will police South Carolina tattoo parlors finalized its regulations Thursday, but it did not include rules about where such businesses can locate.

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Mayor: Talks could lead to riverfront hotel
Augusta Mayor Bob Young said negotiations are under way with an unnamed group of developers to bring a third riverfront convention hotel on five acres the city recently purchased from the city's pension fund trustees.

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Legislation would shield bus monitors
Legislation to cover liability issues for volunteer bus monitors was introduced in the General Assembly on Thursday just as the Richmond County Board of Education agreed to seek more paid bus attendants and start a pilot program to see how volunteers would work.

DMVS office is ready to hit the road
The Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety office in Evans soon will be taking a trip of its own.

County gets advice on arena
Two former Gwinnett County officials spoke to a Columbia County arena committee Thursday night, telling them about their arena and how Columbia County is on the right track to consider one of its own.

Abuse often has warning signs

Senate OKs bill to create DOT evaluation committee
ATLANTA - A measure that had delayed the consideration of a proposal to turn Ga. Highway 316 into a limited-access toll road breezed through the Senate on Thursday.

Center seeks tutors to spread literacy

Car accident kills 2 women, injures 3
A woman and her personal caretaker were killed Thursday in a brutal two-car wreck at the entrance to the Pepperidge neighborhood in south Augusta, authorities said.

Senate plan sheds some local projects

Across the area
Attorneys hope to conclude by today the trial of an Augusta man accused in the 2003 shooting death of his mother.

Kid of the Day

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The state House on Thursday approved a bill that would allow people to establish online lottery accounts that can be funded with cash or debit cards.

Gang graffiti returns to streets of Athens

Across South Carolina
SUMMERVILLE - Dorchester County is proposing a ban on hunting near roads, but the state Department of Natural Resources says the county has no authority to do so.

Across the area

Board lifts cell phone ban
Pupils will be allowed to keep cell phones in their vehicles at Richmond County schools after a 6-4 vote by the school board Thursday.

Bodman gives no promises to SRS

Kid of the Day
Peyton Lucas Taylor is today's Kid of the Day.

Judge puts killer in prison for life

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Events scheduled for today include:

Senate plan sheds some local projects
ATLANTA - Republicans rule the Georgia Legislature, but efforts to craft a budget for 2006 have left a kingdom divided between the Senate and the House.

Across the area

Kid of the Day
Carlee Grace Spence is today's Kid of the Day.

Official: bond issue could complete projects

Bodman gives no promises to SRS
NEW ELLENTON - In his first visit to Savannah River Site since his Senate confirmation a month ago, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman painted a bleak federal budget picture Friday and made no promises to restore money to slashed programs such as the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory.

Across Georgia

Across the region
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Rebutting a prosecution witness, a ballistics expert testified in a beauty queen's murder trial Friday that the bullet she fired ricocheted off her boyfriend's car before fatally wounding him.

Car accident kills 2 women, injures 3

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Car accident kills 2 women, injures 3
A woman and her personal caretaker were killed Thursday in a brutal two-car wreck at the entrance to the Pepperidge neighborhood in south Augusta, authorities said.

Repair of jail is cut in plan
Augusta commissioners will consider a $51.3 million plan next week to abandon the problem-plagued downtown jail and law enforcement center in the next five years in favor of expanding the Phinizy Road detention facilities, reneging on a promise not to house violent offenders in south Augusta.

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DHEC meetings to address health concerns
AIKEN - Residents in Graniteville who are concerned about the side effects of chlorine exposure can meet with state health officials during a series of public meetings that start Saturday.

County gets advice on arena

Across South Carolina

House passes child support change
ATLANTA - A major overhaul of the formula used to determine child support awards in Georgia easily passed the House 127-43 on Thursday.

Bill curbing seizures of land gets approval

Walker remains man of the hour
Herschel Walker turned 43 last week, and he looks like he could start for the Georgia Bulldogs tomorrow if there was any way they could get that last year of eligibility back.

Walker remains man of the hour
Herschel Walker turned 43 last week, and he looks like he could start for the Georgia Bulldogs tomorrow if there was any way they could get that last year of eligibility back.

Shorter, less gory version of 'The Passion' opens today
NEW YORK - Director's cuts are usually longer, beefed up with precious footage - at least in the filmmaker's mind - that ended up on the cutting-room floor the first time around.

Shorter, less gory version of 'The Passion' opens today
NEW YORK - Director's cuts are usually longer, beefed up with precious footage - at least in the filmmaker's mind - that ended up on the cutting-room floor the first time around.

Shorter, less gory version of 'The Passion' opens today

Best Sellers-Audio
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine.

50 Cent and The Game say their feud is over
NEW YORK - Perhaps selling 1.1 million copies of his new album in four days has softened the heart of 50 Cent. Or maybe he has so many feuds going, he can afford to let one go.

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Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

50 Cent and The Game say their feud is over
NEW YORK - Perhaps selling 1.1 million copies of his new album in four days has softened the heart of 50 Cent. Or maybe he has so many feuds going, he can afford to let one go.

Best Sellers-Audio
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine.

50 Cent and The Game say their feud is over

Project fights anthem apathy
WASHINGTON - "Oh say can you" remember the rest of the words? A lot of Americans can't, so there's a national effort under way to get people to learn the lyrics to The Star-Spangled Banner.

Project fights anthem apathy
WASHINGTON - "Oh say can you" remember the rest of the words? A lot of Americans can't, so there's a national effort under way to get people to learn the lyrics to The Star-Spangled Banner.

Project fights anthem apathy

Lions see Reddies in NCAA loss
CONWAY, Ark. - Henderson State had trouble shaking Paine College on Friday afternoon in the NCAA Division II Women's South Regional.

Jayhawks relying on help from RPI
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After losing four of its past six games, Kansas dipped to No. 9 in the polls and 22-5 overall entering Friday's quarterfinal round of the Big 12 Tournament.

Metress' passion ignites Jags' future
Reviewing local college basketball:

Hard work, faith pay off for Paine
Selina Kohn always believed. The Paine College women's coach never gave up hope during her two-win inaugural season.

Jayhawks relying on help from RPI
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After losing four of its past six games, Kansas dipped to No. 9 in the polls and 22-5 overall entering Friday's quarterfinal round of the Big 12 Tournament.

Lions see Reddies in NCAA loss
CONWAY, Ark. - Henderson State had trouble shaking Paine College on Friday afternoon in the NCAA Division II Women's South Regional.

Hard work, faith pay off for Paine
Selina Kohn always believed. The Paine College women's coach never gave up hope during her two-win inaugural season.

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Mr. Raymond Scott, Jr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Annie S. Smith    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
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Mr. Gerald R. Norris    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Cindy Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Jack Bowles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Goldie Mae Shelton    (JULIET, T enn.)

Mrs. Alice G. Bolton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bennie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Bynes    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mr. William Lewis Hamilton, Sr.    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Lolice Byrd    (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Miss Eumeeka Hornsby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles R. Caldwell, Jr.    (BLAIRSVILLE, Ga.)

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Mr. Kenneth L. Erwin, Sr.    (ADAIRSVILLE, Ga.)

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Mr. Charles R. Caldwell, Jr. (BLAIRSVILLE, Ga.)

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Mr. Detroit (Simp) Hobbs (DEARING, Ga.)

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Mr. Kenneth L. Erwin, Sr. (ADAIRSVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Martha Scott (OAK HILL, VA.)

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Mrs. Lois M. Holmes (PETERSBURG, FL.)

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

Mrs. Annie M. Fulford (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. James Lucas ( DETROIT, MI.)

Mr. Booker T. Kenner, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ralph Tupelo (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Hart (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Earlie Darrisaw (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Bennie Mae Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Kenneth L. Erwin, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Tapley (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Theodore McCain (NEW YORK)

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Mr. Benjamin O. Davis (COLUMBUS, Ohio)

Ms. Katie Mae Johnson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Dean Stuart (NEW BERN, N.C.)

Mrs. Cindy Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Four-time Masters Tournament champion Arnold Palmer has no plans to be an honorary starter at this year's tournament.

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In Blythewood, S.C., Augusta State's women's golf team is tied for fifth after the first round of the Lady Gamecock Classic at The University Club.

Prep sports results
Prep sports results from area teams:

Overtime
Four-time Masters Tournament champion Arnold Palmer has no plans to be an honorary starter at this year's tournament.

Overtime
In Blythewood, S.C., Augusta State's women's golf team is tied for fifth after the first round of the Lady Gamecock Classic at The University Club.

Bible's ancient Proverbs still make good sense
"Where there is no guidance a people falls, but safety lies in a multitude of counselors."

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Students collaborate on elaborate painting for church
Artist Daniel M. Finch stepped back and craned his neck Monday like a man watching a balloon lift into the sky. What captivated him was The Messiah Polyptych, a three-panel painting in the sanctuary at The Vineyard Church of Augusta.

Bible's ancient Proverbs still make good sense
"Where there is no guidance a people falls, but safety lies in a multitude of counselors."

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Faith digest
THE REV. TERESA E. SNORTON, the executive director of the National Association for Clinical Pastoral Education at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, will be the keynote speaker at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Paine College's Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.

Faith digest
THE REV. TERESA E. SNORTON, the executive director of the National Association for Clinical Pastoral Education at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, will be the keynote speaker at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Paine College's Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.

Television preachers appeal to all races
Joel Osteen, Billy Graham, Sandra Kennedy, Oral Roberts and his son, Richard Roberts - Bessie Smith can't remember all the names of the television preachers she follows.

Author to speak of Christ, Rapture
The Rev. Tim LaHaye owes the title of his multimillion best-seller series, Left Behind, to a flirtatious pilot.

Author to speak of Christ, Rapture
The Rev. Tim LaHaye owes the title of his multimillion best-seller series, Left Behind, to a flirtatious pilot.

Students collaborate on elaborate painting for church
Artist Daniel M. Finch stepped back and craned his neck Monday like a man watching a balloon lift into the sky. What captivated him was The Messiah Polyptych, a three-panel painting in the sanctuary at The Vineyard Church of Augusta.

Television preachers appeal to all races
Joel Osteen, Billy Graham, Sandra Kennedy, Oral Roberts and his son, Richard Roberts - Bessie Smith can't remember all the names of the television preachers she follows.

Walker remains man of the hour

'American Idol' viewers pick 12 Finalists
LOS ANGELES - The 12 "American Idol" semifinalists picked by television viewers include a Ukrainian-born college student, a martial arts black belt holder and a bartender-waitress.

Peter Bogdanovich channels TCM's 'The Essentials'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The new host of Turner Classic Movies' "The Essentials," Peter Bogdanovich, first saw many of the films he'll be showing 40-plus years ago.

ABC edits Fox News out of 'Boston Legal'

Peter Bogdanovich channels TCM's 'The Essentials'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The new host of Turner Classic Movies' "The Essentials," Peter Bogdanovich, first saw many of the films he'll be showing 40-plus years ago.

ABC edits Fox News out of 'Boston Legal'
LOS ANGELES - When the ABC drama "Boston Legal" takes on the issue of alleged media bias in Sunday's episode, it doesn't name names - specifically Fox News Channel.

Stamos makes return to TV

ABC edits Fox News out of 'Boston Legal'
LOS ANGELES - When the ABC drama "Boston Legal" takes on the issue of alleged media bias in Sunday's episode, it doesn't name names - specifically Fox News Channel.

March suddenly a hot month for introducing TV shows
NEW YORK - March has become a hot month to introduce TV programs.

Pajama-clad Leno mines Jackson trial for jokes
BURBANK, Calif. - Hours before the judge in the Michael Jackson case was expected to rule on whether Jay Leno can tell jokes at the singer's expense, "The Tonight Show" host found a way to slip in a quip without opening his mouth.

Stamos makes return to TV
On Sunday, ABC will unveil it's heavily touted and much-anticipated primetime sitcom Jake in Progress.

March suddenly a hot month for introducing TV shows

March suddenly a hot month for introducing TV shows
NEW YORK - March has become a hot month to introduce TV programs.

Peter Bogdanovich channels TCM's 'The Essentials'

Stamos makes return to TV
On Sunday, ABC will unveil it's heavily touted and much-anticipated primetime sitcom Jake in Progress.

'American Idol' viewers pick 12 Finalists

'American Idol' viewers pick 12 Finalists
LOS ANGELES - The 12 "American Idol" semifinalists picked by television viewers include a Ukrainian-born college student, a martial arts black belt holder and a bartender-waitress.

People in the News

Michael Jackson, late to court, hears accuser testify

People in the News

Tavis Smiley returning to public radio

Tara Reid sues over ad for condo project

Newman says he plans to retire - after one more film

Lindsay Wagner talks horse sense in 'Thicker Than Water'

Mississippi St. tops Georgia
ATLANTA - Rick Stansbury insisted his Mississippi State players weren't looking past Georgia. It just seemed like it at times.

Mississippi St. tops Georgia
ATLANTA - Rick Stansbury insisted his Mississippi State players weren't looking past Georgia. It just seemed like it at times.

UGA's season ends with first-round loss
ATLANTA - Mississippi State ended Georgia's season Thursday and freed the Southeastern Conference's worst team to focus its attention on a hopeful future.

Mississippi St. tops Georgia
ATLANTA - Rick Stansbury insisted his Mississippi State players weren't looking past Georgia. It just seemed like it at times.

Mississippi St. tops Georgia

USC Aiken seeks upset of its own

Mississippi squeaks by South Carolina

USC Aiken seeks upset of its own
So much for sneaking up on the second-best team in the country. No. 8 seed USC Aiken will not have that luxury when it faces No. 1 seed Shaw at 6 p.m. today in Raleigh, N.C., in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Mississippi squeaks by South Carolina
ATLANTA - Tommie Eddie scored 17 points and Mississippi held on for a 53-52 victory over South Carolina when the officials overturned a tying 3-pointer by the Gamecocks in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament Thursday.

Shaw overpowers cold Lady Pacers
RALEIGH, N.C. - The USC Aiken women's basketball team had an upset brewing for 20 minutes during Friday's first-round game in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

USC Aiken seeks upset of its own
So much for sneaking up on the second-best team in the country. No. 8 seed USC Aiken will not have that luxury when it faces No. 1 seed Shaw at 6 p.m. today in Raleigh, N.C., in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Motorists get psychic's phone number instead of DMV

Faith digest

Author to speak of Christ, Rapture

Students collaborate on elaborate painting for church

Bible's ancient Proverbs still make good sense

Television preachers appeal to all races

Faith calendar