This week's best sellers from Publishers Weekly
This is a list of this week's best sellers.

Francine Prose's foray into the nonprofit world fizzles
"You never see anyone thinking about anything besides their own miserable selfish self!"

This week's best sellers from Publishers Weekly
This is a list of this week's best sellers.

This week's best sellers from Publishers Weekly

Francine Prose's foray into the nonprofit world fizzles
"You never see anyone thinking about anything besides their own miserable selfish self!"

Francine Prose's foray into the nonprofit world fizzles

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

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.

In a jam, slow down and watch your fellow drivers

Elizabeth Frances Padgett
Tim and Amy Padgett of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Frances, born January 13, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Charles Robert Smith

Caleb Hunter Williams
Randy and Dianne Williams of Thomson, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Hunter, born February 22, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 5:03 p.m., weighed 8 lbs. 9oz. and was 22 1/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Herman McTier of Thomson and Mr. and Mrs. Huie Williams of Augusta.

Mary Eleanor Cramer
John and Beth Cramer of Charlottesville, Va., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Mary Eleanor, born February 7, 2005 at the University Hospital in Augusta. She weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. Proud grandparents are Butch and Libby Hargrove of Augusta, Alberta Cramer and Dick and Charlotte Cramer, all of Lexington, Ky. She is the great granddaughter of Kitty Swint. She was welcomed home by big brother John Thomas and big sister Elizabeth.

Caleb Hunter Williams

Harrison Bargeron Hubbard
Glenn and Aurora Hubbard of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Harrison Bargeron, born, February 7, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. He made is debut at 8:23 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 6.6 oz. and was 20 1/5 inches long. Proud grandparents are Alan and Ann Campbell of Pontiac, Ill., Ed and Nancy Gahm of Martinez. He is also the grandson of the late Roy and Hazel Hubbard. He was welcomed home by big brother, Hunter, who is 10 years old.

Robert Easton Shearer
Robert and Jean Shearer of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Robert Easton, born December 15, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Noah Andrew Eberheart
F. Andrew and Heather Eberheart of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Noah Andrew, born February 17, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Sophia Brooke Guiney

Sophia Brooke Guiney
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Guiney of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Brooke, born January 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Gracie Ann Elizabeth

Michael Robert Peyton
Christian and Rebekkah Videtto of Jackson, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Michael Robert Peyton, born February 21, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Isabella Lauren Steade

Nicholas Piper Lamb
Gregory and Priscilla Lamb of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Piper, born February 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 4:11 p.m., weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George Piper of Ridge Spring, S.C. and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Lamb of Augusta. He was welcomed home by big sister Ashlie Elizabeth, who is 3 years old.

Sydney Chase Murphy

Sydney Chase Murphy
Brandon and Amy Murphy of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sydney Chase, born February 8, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 12:05 a.m., weighed 7 lbs 1 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Brenda and Edward Doyle, Teresa Morris, all of Augusta and Michael Sanders of Clearwater.

Caden Lee Pope
Brandon Pope and Michelle Blackstone, both of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caden Lee, born March 4, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Anna Shea Holmes
Brad and Marshea Holmes of Thomson, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Shea, born February 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Bill and Margie Bales of Thomson and Jim and Arlene Holmes of Waverly Hall, Ga. She was welcomed home by big brother, Judson, who is 3 years old.

Michael Robert Peyton

Makayla Rose James
Kristie Ann James and Joshua Bourne, both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Makayla Rose, born February 28, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Anna Grace McNeal

Anna Grace McNeal
David and Kelly McNeal of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Grace, born February 24, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Elizabeth Frances Padgett

Connor Kristian English
Kristian and Brandi English of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Connor Kristian, born February 25, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. He was welcomed home by big brother, Taylor Burt, who is 6 years old.

Christian Alexander Barrett

Charles Robert Smith
Benjamin and Jennifer Smith of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Robert, born February 22, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Abigail Lynn Cook

Abigail Lynn Cook
Scott and Angela Cook of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Lynn, born February 7, 2005 at Aiken Regional Hospital in Aiken.

Braxton Christopher Myers
Shaun and Crystal Myers of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Braxton Christopher, born February 23, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 11:34 a.m., weighed 7 lbs and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mark and Shelia Atkins and Terry and Debbie Myers, all of Hephzibah.

Brooks Alston Curley
David and Lisa Curley of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brooks Alston, born February 17, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Robert Easton Shearer
Robert and Jean Shearer of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Robert Easton, born December 15, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Abigail Lynn Cook
Scott and Angela Cook of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Lynn, born February 7, 2005 at Aiken Regional Hospital in Aiken.

Caleb Hunter Williams
Randy and Dianne Williams of Thomson, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Hunter, born February 22, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 5:03 p.m., weighed 8 lbs. 9oz. and was 22 1/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Herman McTier of Thomson and Mr. and Mrs. Huie Williams of Augusta.

Charles Robert Smith
Benjamin and Jennifer Smith of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Robert, born February 22, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Christian Alexander Barrett
Christian and Lisa Barrett of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Christian Alexander, born February 27, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Brooks Alston Curley
David and Lisa Curley of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brooks Alston, born February 17, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Braylon Scott Barton
Shawn and Jennifer Barton of Graniteville, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Braylon Scott, born March 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Victoria Nicole Davis
Willie and Sandy Davis of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Victoria Nicole, born February 9, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Braxton Christopher Myers
Shaun and Crystal Myers of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Braxton Christopher, born February 23, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 11:34 a.m., weighed 7 lbs and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mark and Shelia Atkins and Terry and Debbie Myers, all of Hephzibah.

Brianna Nicole DuBray
RachaŽl Lynn DuBray of Evans, is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Brianna Nicole, born February 21, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Victoria Nicole Davis

Khamara La'Taysia Robinson
Kesha Robinson and Marchello Danley are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Khamara La'Taysia, born February 21, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken.

Brianna Nicole DuBray

Isabella Lauren Steade
Marcus and Maria Steade of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Isabella Lauren, born February 23, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Braylon Scott Barton

Gracie Ann Elizabeth
Bobbi Blohm and Michael Best, both of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracie Ann Elizabeth, born February 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lauren and Emily Mann

Elizabeth Frances Padgett
Tim and Amy Padgett of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Frances, born January 13, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Noah Andrew Eberheart

Lauren and Emily Mann
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery W. Mann of Washington, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Lauren Elaina and Emily Catherine, born February 2, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Lauren made her debut at 1:07 p.m. and Emily at 1:08 p.m. Lauren weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz., and was 19 1/2 inches long. Emily weighed 5 lbs. and was 14 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Colon S. Edwards , Mr. Edwin K. Mann and the late Mary Louise Mann, all of Washington. The were welcomed home by big brother Jacob who is 3 years of age.

Brooks Alston Curley

Cooper Miley Sikes
Rufus and Jamie Sikes of Camak, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Cooper Miley, born January 29, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. She made his debut at 12:15 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 6oz. and was 20 1/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Brenda and Steve Cooper of Camak, Ga., Mike and Christie Cook of Thomson, Ga. and Timmy Sikes of Metter, Ga.

Makayla Rose James

Anna Grace McNeal
David and Kelly McNeal of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Grace, born February 24, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Caden Lee Pope

Makayla Rose James
Kristie Ann James and Joshua Bourne, both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Makayla Rose, born February 28, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Nicholas Piper Lamb

Sydney Chase Murphy
Brandon and Amy Murphy of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sydney Chase, born February 8, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 12:05 a.m., weighed 7 lbs 1 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Brenda and Edward Doyle, Teresa Morris, all of Augusta and Michael Sanders of Clearwater.

Braxton Christopher Myers

Nicholas Piper Lamb
Gregory and Priscilla Lamb of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Piper, born February 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 4:11 p.m., weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George Piper of Ridge Spring, S.C. and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Lamb of Augusta. He was welcomed home by big sister Ashlie Elizabeth, who is 3 years old.

Lauren and Emily Mann
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery W. Mann of Washington, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Lauren Elaina and Emily Catherine, born February 2, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Lauren made her debut at 1:07 p.m. and Emily at 1:08 p.m. Lauren weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz., and was 19 1/2 inches long. Emily weighed 5 lbs. and was 14 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Colon S. Edwards , Mr. Edwin K. Mann and the late Mary Louise Mann, all of Washington. The were welcomed home by big brother Jacob who is 3 years of age.

Michael Robert Peyton
Christian and Rebekkah Videtto of Jackson, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Michael Robert Peyton, born February 21, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Gracie Ann Elizabeth
Bobbi Blohm and Michael Best, both of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracie Ann Elizabeth, born February 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Isabella Lauren Steade
Marcus and Maria Steade of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Isabella Lauren, born February 23, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Harrison Bargeron Hubbard

Robert Easton Shearer

Caden Lee Pope
Brandon Pope and Michelle Blackstone, both of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caden Lee, born March 4, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Christian Alexander Barrett
Christian and Lisa Barrett of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Christian Alexander, born February 27, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Braylon Scott Barton
Shawn and Jennifer Barton of Graniteville, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Braylon Scott, born March 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brianna Nicole DuBray
RachaŽl Lynn DuBray of Evans, is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Brianna Nicole, born February 21, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Mary Eleanor Cramer

Harrison Bargeron Hubbard
Glenn and Aurora Hubbard of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Harrison Bargeron, born, February 7, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. He made is debut at 8:23 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 6.6 oz. and was 20 1/5 inches long. Proud grandparents are Alan and Ann Campbell of Pontiac, Ill., Ed and Nancy Gahm of Martinez. He is also the grandson of the late Roy and Hazel Hubbard. He was welcomed home by big brother, Hunter, who is 10 years old.

Mary Eleanor Cramer
John and Beth Cramer of Charlottesville, Va., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Mary Eleanor, born February 7, 2005 at the University Hospital in Augusta. She weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. Proud grandparents are Butch and Libby Hargrove of Augusta, Alberta Cramer and Dick and Charlotte Cramer, all of Lexington, Ky. She is the great granddaughter of Kitty Swint. She was welcomed home by big brother John Thomas and big sister Elizabeth.

Sophia Brooke Guiney
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Guiney of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Brooke, born January 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Noah Andrew Eberheart
F. Andrew and Heather Eberheart of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Noah Andrew, born February 17, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Victoria Nicole Davis
Willie and Sandy Davis of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Victoria Nicole, born February 9, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

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.

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?

Orr aims to shore up spot

That's Mr. Jones to you
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Terry Pendleton took a look around the Braves' nearly empty clubhouse Saturday morning.

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.

That's Mr. Jones to you
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Terry Pendleton took a look around the Braves' nearly empty clubhouse Saturday morning.

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?

That's Mr. Jones to you

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

Business executives say trips are no vacation

New York Stock Exchange faces variety of challenges
NEW YORK - Over the past two years, the New York Stock Exchange has been most notable to the public for a single incident - the $187.5 million pay package given former chief executive officer Richard Grasso.

Economic organization is pushed
Richmond County's Economic Development Summit nearly three weeks ago was a pep rally for its economic development organizations.

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.

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.

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.

Ask the Experts: Formal debt plan can put end to late payments
I make more than enough money to pay my bills, but I am unable to secure a loan that will allow me to consolidate them in order to catch them up. Therefore, my credit rating continues to decrease as I fall behind in making the payments on time.

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.

Trade deficit hits $58.3 billion in January

On the move
Josh Gelinas has been promoted to chief of The Augusta Chronicle's South Carolina Bureau. Mr. Gelinas, a University of Georgia graduate, has worked for the newspaper since July 2000. He has reported out of the bureau in Aiken since June 2001 and has covered government, politics and Savannah River Site.

Frequent fliers lament, praise Augusta service
Like it or not, Augusta is not a major city, and so does not have a major airport. It does, however, have a slew of options available to the business traveler trying to get out of town by air.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Women in Business, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce networking event; Dr. Lee Caldwell will speak on Women in History;11:30 a.m., Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; $20 for nonmembers; R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth Donsbach at 821-1306 or edonsbach@augustagausa.com.

Companies take action over workers' online activities
NEW YORK - Flight attendant Ellen Simonetti and former Google employee Mark Jen have more in common than their love of blogging: They both were fired for it.

Business executives say trips are no vacation
During any given week, Drew Walker could be just about anywhere in the world - Paris, Hong Kong, Germany or Japan. His trips have little to do with pleasure, though, and a lot to do with getting the job done.

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.

Ask the Experts: Formal debt plan can put end to late payments
I make more than enough money to pay my bills, but I am unable to secure a loan that will allow me to consolidate them in order to catch them up. Therefore, my credit rating continues to decrease as I fall behind in making the payments on time.

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.

Economic organization is pushed
Richmond County's Economic Development Summit nearly three weeks ago was a pep rally for its economic development organizations.

Lower-grade oil boosts profits

Frequent fliers lament, praise Augusta service
Like it or not, Augusta is not a major city, and so does not have a major airport. It does, however, have a slew of options available to the business traveler trying to get out of town by air.

On the move
Josh Gelinas has been promoted to chief of The Augusta Chronicle's South Carolina Bureau. Mr. Gelinas, a University of Georgia graduate, has worked for the newspaper since July 2000. He has reported out of the bureau in Aiken since June 2001 and has covered government, politics and Savannah River Site.

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.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Feb. 23 through March 4. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

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.

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.

Ask the Experts: Formal debt plan can put end to late payments

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.

Business calendar

Companies take action over workers' online activities

On the move

Richmond County property transfers

Companies take action over workers' online activities
NEW YORK - Flight attendant Ellen Simonetti and former Google employee Mark Jen have more in common than their love of blogging: They both were fired for it.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Women in Business, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce networking event; Dr. Lee Caldwell will speak on Women in History;11:30 a.m., Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; $20 for nonmembers; R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth Donsbach at 821-1306 or edonsbach@augustagausa.com.

Business executives say trips are no vacation
During any given week, Drew Walker could be just about anywhere in the world - Paris, Hong Kong, Germany or Japan. His trips have little to do with pleasure, though, and a lot to do with getting the job done.

New York Stock Exchange faces variety of challenges

Greenspan: regulators must consider costs of new rules

P&G raises prices for Folgers coffee

Economic organization is pushed

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Feb. 23 through March 4. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Frequent fliers lament, praise Augusta service

New York Stock Exchange faces variety of challenges
NEW YORK - Over the past two years, the New York Stock Exchange has been most notable to the public for a single incident - the $187.5 million pay package given former chief executive officer Richard Grasso.

Call centers could handle McDonald's drive-thru orders

A ringing concern takes backseat in lively debate

A ringing concern takes backseat in lively debate
A discussion on cell phones and bomb threats was sidetracked at a Thursday school board meeting by a difference in terminology.

A ringing concern takes backseat in lively debate
A discussion on cell phones and bomb threats was sidetracked at a Thursday school board meeting by a difference in terminology.

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
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

Jayhawks relying on help from RPI

Lions see Reddies in NCAA loss

Redick, Devils stop Wolfpack

The price of cheap goods
Like a beautiful house resting on a shifting foundation, the U.S. economy is growing stronger - but may suffer long-term from underlying budget and trade deficits.

Stormy weather

The price of cheap goods
Like a beautiful house resting on a shifting foundation, the U.S. economy is growing stronger - but may suffer long-term from underlying budget and trade deficits.

The price of cheap goods

Revamp Georgia's DMV
Nearly everyone has to deal with their state department of motor vehicles. For many people, it's their only contact with government. For young people seeking a driver's license, it's often the first significant contact with government; their experience may condition their attitude toward government for the rest of their lives.

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.

Stormy weather
Today's forecast is cloudy.

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.

Stormy weather
Today's forecast is cloudy.

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

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.

Play it smart, not safe

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

'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.

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.

I can't afford my medicine. What can I do?

Farmland can help investors balance portfolio
IMPERIAL, Neb. - Frederick Gillis grew up in a big city, and the most he'd heard about farming came from stories his father told of working on a cousin's South Dakota land during the Depression.

I can't afford my medicine. What can I do?
Q: I've been prescribed Forteo, which costs $500 a month. I can't afford it. Where can I go for help?

Farmland can help investors balance portfolio
IMPERIAL, Neb. - Frederick Gillis grew up in a big city, and the most he'd heard about farming came from stories his father told of working on a cousin's South Dakota land during the Depression.

Farmland can help investors balance portfolio

I can't afford my medicine. What can I do?
Q: I've been prescribed Forteo, which costs $500 a month. I can't afford it. Where can I go for help?

Big game spurs Jackets to final
WASHINGTON - Paul Hewitt stopped Georgia Tech's practice last week to voice his frustration with Will Bynum.

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 women await NCAA spot
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia coach Andy Landers is a man who only worries about things he can control, whether it's the Lady Bulldogs' defense or the welfare of the cows out on his farm.

Bynum's career-high spurs Jackets' big win
WASHINGTON - This was no upset. Georgia Tech basketball coach Paul Hewitt reiterated that point again and again after his Yellow Jackets knocked off North Carolina, 78-75 on Saturday, in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

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.

Big game spurs Jackets to final
WASHINGTON - Paul Hewitt stopped Georgia Tech's practice last week to voice his frustration with Will Bynum.

Bynum's career-high spurs Jackets' big win
WASHINGTON - This was no upset. Georgia Tech basketball coach Paul Hewitt reiterated that point again and again after his Yellow Jackets knocked off North Carolina, 78-75 on Saturday, in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Georgia women await NCAA spot
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia coach Andy Landers is a man who only worries about things he can control, whether it's the Lady Bulldogs' defense or the welfare of the cows out on his farm.

Bynum's career-high spurs Jackets' big win

Georgia Tech: Jackets boot Hokies

Georgia women await NCAA spot

Big game spurs Jackets to final

Golf capsules
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Keith Fergus shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Mark McNulty after two rounds of the Champions Tour's SBC Classic.

Aussie Ogilvy claims share of Honda lead

Aussie Ogilvy claims share of Honda lead
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Another gusty day at the Honda Classic made the golfers' loud trousers ripple. Geoff Ogilvy kept calm in the wind, fortified by winning his first PGA Tour title just two weeks ago.

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.

Aussie Ogilvy claims share of Honda lead
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Another gusty day at the Honda Classic made the golfers' loud trousers ripple. Geoff Ogilvy kept calm in the wind, fortified by winning his first PGA Tour title just two weeks ago.

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.

Smith's priorities split on, off course
Clint Smith is not the same golfer he was this time last year. After taking a double bogey on his report card during his freshman season, he's back on the USC Aiken team. And he's working hard not to become the college version of David Duval.

Smith's priorities split on, off course

Knee injury forces Ballesteros to skip Masters

Richard Green grabs lead at Qatar Masters

Smith's priorities split on, off course
Clint Smith is not the same golfer he was this time last year. After taking a double bogey on his report card during his freshman season, he's back on the USC Aiken team. And he's working hard not to become the college version of David Duval.

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.

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.

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.

In a jam, slow down and watch your fellow drivers
Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it.

In a jam, slow down and watch your fellow drivers
Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it.

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

What qualifies as existence, anyhow?

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

Try Beatitudes as alternative
Almost weekly, The Augusta Chronicle has articles and letters to the editor about embracing the Ten Commandments and displaying them in public. The Supreme Court is agonizing about the commandments being displayed in public, and talking heads on television want to know where our Christian values have gone.Dick Donnelly, Evans

Hold delinquents accountable
If a law were to be passed to fine parents of children who phone in, or otherwise interrupt the school system with, their bomb threats, it should not be the parents alone who are punished.Adelheid Waters, Hephzibah

Rezoning plan makes no sense
North Augusta is building a new elementary school, scheduled to open in August. Two meetings have been held to disclose the plan for redistricting. The results come down to two things: money and test scores.Mark Lewis, North Augusta, S.C.

Attorney has strong character
The Bible asks us to be "swift to hear, slow to speak, (and) slow to anger." I believe these words well describe City Attorney Steve Shepard.Don Dickerson, Martinez

Airport must push bus shuttles

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.

Teachers need preparation time

Vets' benefits must not be cut
I am a disabled veteran. I am very concerned about what President Bush is asking for in his budget. I disagree that veterans should be the ones who should have their benefits touched.Don Giles, Augusta

Death culture sanctions abortion

Airport must push bus shuttles
We all have seen the movie Field of Dreams - "If you build it, (they) will come." It appears that the Augusta Aviation Commission feels that if they spend $40 million in tax money on a new airport terminal, this will attract airlines; therefore, competition and lower fares. This sounds good, but they leave out two key elements: passengers and cost. The extra cost of flying to Atlanta will still be there, and people will still drive to Atlanta's airport to save big bucks. I know I will.Bud Putnam, Thomson

Attorney has strong character

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

Try Beatitudes as alternative

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

Logical school zones are in peril

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

Death culture sanctions abortion
So people are upset over the death March 2 of Bubba, the 22-pound lobster that lived to the ripe old age of 30. Right under our noses, the slaughter of unborn babies continues.Linda Beckworth, Thomson

Injustice dealt to former fire chief

Death culture sanctions abortion
So people are upset over the death March 2 of Bubba, the 22-pound lobster that lived to the ripe old age of 30. Right under our noses, the slaughter of unborn babies continues.Linda Beckworth, Thomson

Nation can be great, good again
There is a saying incorrectly attributed to Democracy in America author Alexis de Tocqueville: "America is great because America is good. If America ever stops being good, it will stop being great."Bob L. Gordy, Louisville

Teachers need preparation time
It's interesting that the vocal opposition to planning time during the work day for Columbia County teachers is led by a lawyer. After all, lawyers watch the clock, and charge for every minute of preparation outside the courtroom.Andy Baumgartner, Augusta

Try Beatitudes as alternative
Almost weekly, The Augusta Chronicle has articles and letters to the editor about embracing the Ten Commandments and displaying them in public. The Supreme Court is agonizing about the commandments being displayed in public, and talking heads on television want to know where our Christian values have gone.Dick Donnelly, Evans

Attorney has strong character
The Bible asks us to be "swift to hear, slow to speak, (and) slow to anger." I believe these words well describe City Attorney Steve Shepard.Don Dickerson, Martinez

Airport must push bus shuttles
We all have seen the movie Field of Dreams - "If you build it, (they) will come." It appears that the Augusta Aviation Commission feels that if they spend $40 million in tax money on a new airport terminal, this will attract airlines; therefore, competition and lower fares. This sounds good, but they leave out two key elements: passengers and cost. The extra cost of flying to Atlanta will still be there, and people will still drive to Atlanta's airport to save big bucks. I know I will.Bud Putnam, Thomson

Teachers need preparation time
It's interesting that the vocal opposition to planning time during the work day for Columbia County teachers is led by a lawyer. After all, lawyers watch the clock, and charge for every minute of preparation outside the courtroom.Andy Baumgartner, 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.

Advances in leather make it easier to use

Acapulco is becoming a spring-break destination

Living well is par for the course

Texas shores are hotspot for spring break

In the shadow of the Falcon

Friends should respect decision about funeral

Living briefs

Solar savings will make you feel warm all over

Acapulco is becoming a spring-break destination
ACAPULCO, Mexico - For tens of thousands of college students fleeing frozen campuses for a week of sun, sand and Jell-O shots, spring break south of the border has a new home.

Advances in leather make it easier to use
MILWAUKEE - Not that long ago, leather furniture meant limited design options.

Texas shores are hotspot for spring break
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas - Sure there's Cancun and Florida, but when it comes to the college crowd's annual quest for sun and fun, the good ole fashioned road trip to South Texas seems hipper than ever.

Advances in leather make it easier to use
MILWAUKEE - Not that long ago, leather furniture meant limited design options.

Solar savings will make you feel warm all over
A heater can extend the swimming season for several months and let you enjoy your pool longer. As the cost of fossil fuels increases, solar energy is the most economical option for heating.

Friends should respect decision about funeral
Dear Carson: Today my daughter chose not to attend the funeral of a classmate. There are 500 students in her sophomore class. Though she feels sorrow for his family and for his girlfriend whose driving error resulted in his death, she did not know either of them.

In the shadow of the Falcon
Every dame, bad but beautiful, every two-bit street hood with larceny on his mind and every steel-eyed detective meting out two-fisted justice owes a debt to Dashiell Hammett.

In the shadow of the Falcon
Every dame, bad but beautiful, every two-bit street hood with larceny on his mind and every steel-eyed detective meting out two-fisted justice owes a debt to Dashiell Hammett.

Living briefs
Apparently, Kelsey Grammer isn't content to kick back and enjoy those Frasier residuals. He's the executive producer of Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show, a new half-hour show that attempts to combine the fast-paced style of Laugh-In with the sardonic humor of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Solar savings will make you feel warm all over
A heater can extend the swimming season for several months and let you enjoy your pool longer. As the cost of fossil fuels increases, solar energy is the most economical option for heating.

Friends should respect decision about funeral
Dear Carson: Today my daughter chose not to attend the funeral of a classmate. There are 500 students in her sophomore class. Though she feels sorrow for his family and for his girlfriend whose driving error resulted in his death, she did not know either of them.

Living well is par for the course
Golf rules on the outside, but inside Rhonda and Lloyd Graybeal's West Lake home, art is the biggest attraction.

Living well is par for the course
Golf rules on the outside, but inside Rhonda and Lloyd Graybeal's West Lake home, art is the biggest attraction.

Rock star narrates cell phone walking tour of Boston
BOSTON - Boston has long been known as a walking city, compact enough for tourists to see its history without ever riding a bus, jumping into a cab, or taking the subway. The Freedom Trail and the Black Heritage Trail are among the city's favorite attractions.

Texas shores are hotspot for spring break
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas - Sure there's Cancun and Florida, but when it comes to the college crowd's annual quest for sun and fun, the good ole fashioned road trip to South Texas seems hipper than ever.

Family-friendly Orlando also aims for luxury tourists
ORLANDO, Fla. - It wasn't so long ago that fine dining for Orlando tourists meant the $9.99 all-you-can-eat buffet at Shoney's, and luxury accommodations meant chocolate on pillows at the mom-and-pop motels stretching along the tourist strip of U.S. 192.

Acapulco is becoming a spring-break destination
ACAPULCO, Mexico - For tens of thousands of college students fleeing frozen campuses for a week of sun, sand and Jell-O shots, spring break south of the border has a new home.

Living briefs
Apparently, Kelsey Grammer isn't content to kick back and enjoy those Frasier residuals. He's the executive producer of Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show, a new half-hour show that attempts to combine the fast-paced style of Laugh-In with the sardonic humor of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Augusta gets lucky seventh at home
It wasn't quite as heated or as close as most games between the Augusta Lynx and Greenville Grrrowl have been this season, but Saturday's game did follow one of the themes of the series: The home team won.

Augusta gets lucky seventh at home
It wasn't quite as heated or as close as most games between the Augusta Lynx and Greenville Grrrowl have been this season, but Saturday's game did follow one of the themes of the series: The home team won.

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: 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: Ex-teammate lights up Saal

Augusta gets lucky seventh at home

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.

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.

Across the region

Center seeks tutors to spread literacy

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

Defense in matricide trial challenges tapes

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Senate plan sheds some local projects

Abuse often has warning signs

Manhunt for suspect lasts into night

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.

Kid of the Day

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

Walker's campaign spending criticized

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.

Across the area
A brush fire fueled by erratic winds scorched at least 75 acres of woods and threatened 15 homes in Windsor late Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

Hands-on learning fascinates local pupils

Transit system draws criticism
Until a few months ago, Cher Pressley worked the graveyard shift at University Hospital.

Public information shouldn't be limited
A free flow of information is vital for the survival of democracy.

Common Irish
A banner with the phrase "Ireland Forever" flies above the Irish Festival at Augusta Common

Thriving equine industry boon for Aiken County's economy
AIKEN - Not so long ago, Dr. Lisa Handy ran her equine veterinary practice out of the back seat of her Subaru, traveling from stable to stable to treat sick or injured horses.

Groups lobby for open records

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.

News you can use

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.

Across the area

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Across the area
A brush fire fueled by erratic winds scorched at least 75 acres of woods and threatened 15 homes in Windsor late Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Bradley Peyton Sapp

Hollings collection might prove daunting to catalog
COLUMBIA - Like an archaeologist digging through layers of sand and dirt, Lori Schwartz spends her workdays sorting through stacks of paper, the accumulation of more than 50 years of political life.

Across the area
A brush fire fueled by erratic winds scorched at least 75 acres of woods and threatened 15 homes in Windsor late Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

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.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON -- An Anderson County deputy died Saturday morning from head injuries after being struck by a car and thrown 30 feet, officials said.

News you can use

Across Georgia

Course honors fallen students

Thriving equine industry boon for Aiken County's economy

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON -- An Anderson County deputy died Saturday morning from head injuries after being struck by a car and thrown 30 feet, officials said.

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.

Family Day at Capitol sees share of protests
ATLANTA - The Georgia Legislature's first Family Day brought thousands of people to the Capitol for a rare session Saturday.

Family Day at Capitol sees share of protests
ATLANTA - The Georgia Legislature's first Family Day brought thousands of people to the Capitol for a rare session Saturday.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Bradley Peyton Sapp

Where we live

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

Public information shouldn't be limited

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.

News you can use
Most of us are familiar with some of the more common types of insurance: life, health, car or home policies. But there's a wide range of more unusual types of coverages, often known as specialty insurance. These types of policies aren't for everyone, but they could be a good idea.

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Transit system draws criticism
Until a few months ago, Cher Pressley worked the graveyard shift at University Hospital.

Common Irish

Democrats oppose bill with walkouts

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.

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.

Chumley gets life sentence
An Augusta man was sentenced to life in prison Saturday after a Columbia County jury found him guilty in the 2003 shooting death of his mother.

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.

Chumley gets life sentence

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.

Residents get few answers on effects of chlorine spill
GRANITEVILLE - Pat Baker came to Graniteville First Baptist Church on Saturday morning looking for answers.

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.

Hollings collection might prove daunting to catalog
COLUMBIA - Like an archaeologist digging through layers of sand and dirt, Lori Schwartz spends her workdays sorting through stacks of paper, the accumulation of more than 50 years of political life.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -- Georgians would no longer have to submit fingerprints for driver's licenses by 2007 under a bill approved by the state House on Saturday.

Residents get few answers on effects of chlorine spill
GRANITEVILLE - Pat Baker came to Graniteville First Baptist Church on Saturday morning looking for answers.

Transit system draws criticism

Public information shouldn't be limited
A free flow of information is vital for the survival of democracy.

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.

Chumley gets life sentence
An Augusta man was sentenced to life in prison Saturday after a Columbia County jury found him guilty in the 2003 shooting death of his mother.

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.

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.

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

Common Irish
A banner with the phrase "Ireland Forever" flies above the Irish Festival at Augusta Common

Gang graffiti returns to streets of Athens

Baptist group, college at odds
ROME, Ga. - Rolling hills, winding paths and a strong Christian influence have been familiar on Shorter College's campus for decades. Little changed, even after the school became affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention more than 40 years ago.

Across the area

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Bodman gives no promises to SRS

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.

Judge puts killer in prison for life

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.

Jim Crow laws are repealed

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."

Key bills will move forward
ATLANTA - Lawmakers pushed through several long days of work last week to ensure various key bills would stay alive in the 2005 legislative session.

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.

Across the southeast

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.

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

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.

News you can use
Most of us are familiar with some of the more common types of insurance: life, health, car or home policies. But there's a wide range of more unusual types of coverages, often known as specialty insurance. These types of policies aren't for everyone, but they could be a good idea.

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.

Thriving equine industry boon for Aiken County's economy
AIKEN - Not so long ago, Dr. Lisa Handy ran her equine veterinary practice out of the back seat of her Subaru, traveling from stable to stable to treat sick or injured horses.

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.

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.

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -- Georgians would no longer have to submit fingerprints for driver's licenses by 2007 under a bill approved by the state House on Saturday.

Across South Carolina

Key bills will move forward

Hollings collection might prove daunting to catalog

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."

Residents get few answers on effects of chlorine spill

Kid of the Day

Baptist group, college at odds

Family Day at Capitol sees share of protests

Baptist group, college at odds
ROME, Ga. - Rolling hills, winding paths and a strong Christian influence have been familiar on Shorter College's campus for decades. Little changed, even after the school became affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention more than 40 years ago.

Across the southeast
MIAMI -- Ten Miami-Dade County residents have pleaded not guilty to charges they cheated the federal government by filing false aid claims for property damage caused by Hurricane Frances, which barely hit the area.

Backing GOP aids Democrats

Groups lobby for open records
ATLANTA - Clouds rolled over the General Assembly this year, according to critics who say lawmakers pitched more bills than usual to weaken the state's "sunshine law."

Jim Crow laws are repealed
ATLANTA - Families from across the state descended Saturday on the Capitol to watch lawmakers repeal several pro-segregation laws and other outdated legislation.

Backing GOP aids Democrats
ATLANTA - Georgia is a red state these days, but many rural Democrats say they haven't lost all their clout since last year's elections brought a major increase in power to Republicans.

Georgia Tech's talent tardy
In golf, they're called sandbaggers. In college basketball, they're called Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets - fresh off an NCAA title game appearance in 2004 - started the season at scratch and commenced playing their way down to a 15 handicap.

Georgia Tech's talent tardy
In golf, they're called sandbaggers. In college basketball, they're called Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets - fresh off an NCAA title game appearance in 2004 - started the season at scratch and commenced playing their way down to a 15 handicap.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Martin extends Busch win mark
LAS VEGAS - Mark Martin moved into the lead when seemingly unstoppable Carl Edwards was sidelined by a flat tire, extending his record for Busch Series victories to 47 on Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Kenseth has little concern for slow start
LAS VEGAS - Matt Kenseth comes into today's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 as a two-time defending race champion. He's also part of a racing organization that's won five of the seven Nextel Cup Series races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Martin extends Busch win mark

Kenseth has little concern for slow start

Newman battling history
LAS VEGAS - Ryan Newman's pole position for today's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 means he had the fastest car for one lap at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race, however, is 267 trips around the track.

Newman battling history

Newman battling history
LAS VEGAS - Ryan Newman's pole position for today's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 means he had the fastest car for one lap at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race, however, is 267 trips around the track.

Kenseth has little concern for slow start
LAS VEGAS - Matt Kenseth comes into today's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 as a two-time defending race champion. He's also part of a racing organization that's won five of the seven Nextel Cup Series races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Martin extends Busch win mark
LAS VEGAS - Mark Martin moved into the lead when seemingly unstoppable Carl Edwards was sidelined by a flat tire, extending his record for Busch Series victories to 47 on Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Lakers edge Bobcats, 117-116
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When he was playing in Miami, Caron Butler stayed up late after games to watch Kobe Bryant's oncourt magic in Los Angeles. But Butler hadn't seen it in person since joining the Lakers in the offseason.

Lakers edge Bobcats, 117-116
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When he was playing in Miami, Caron Butler stayed up late after games to watch Kobe Bryant's oncourt magic in Los Angeles. But Butler hadn't seen it in person since joining the Lakers in the offseason.

Warriors ground Hawks
ATLANTA - Mike Dunleavy had no idea the Golden State Warriors were one 3-pointer from tying the NBA record.

Lakers edge Bobcats, 117-116

Warriors ground Hawks

Warriors ground Hawks
ATLANTA - Mike Dunleavy had no idea the Golden State Warriors were one 3-pointer from tying the NBA record.

Redick, Devils stop Wolfpack
WASHINGTON - Like most scorers, J.J. Redick didn't worry after one bad game. He knew he was only one jumper away from a streak, so he waited patiently for it to come.

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.

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.

Redick, Devils stop Wolfpack
WASHINGTON - Like most scorers, J.J. Redick didn't worry after one bad game. He knew he was only one jumper away from a streak, so he waited patiently for it to come.

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.

Augustans get to big dance
RICHMOND, Va. - Aaron Williams didn't have much time to think when the ball came to him, and he hoped a prayer would work.

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

Huskies secure Pac-10 crown
LOS ANGELES - Nate Robinson scored six points - his only ones of the second half - in the final 1:07, helping 14th-ranked Washington upset No. 8 Arizona, 81-72, for its first Pac-10 Tournament title Saturday.

Mrs. Bennie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Betty Joe Burnette    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Evelyn Newsome    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Betty Ruth Ailstock    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
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Mr. Linton Wilmer Pruitt    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Martha Scott    (OAK HILL, VA.)
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Mr. Johnnie Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Raymond Scott, Jr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Theodore McCain    (NEW YORK)
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Mr. Ralph Tapley    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Azalee Davis Hamner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Cindy Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lois M. Holmes    (PETERSBURG, FL.)
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Mrs. Linda Wheatley    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Alice G. Bolton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Alberta Watson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Henry Clay Bailey, Sr.    (ELIZABETHTON, TN.)
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Mrs. Linda Wheatley    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Carolyn Davidson Laughlin    (MANDEVILLE, La.)
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Mr. Don William Wiley    (DAWSONVILLE, Ga.)
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Aseneth "Cindy" Evangelista    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Linton Wilmer Pruitt    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Nettie Edwards Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Johnnie Youmans, Sr.    (BRUNSON, S.C.)
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Mr. Johnnie Youmans, Sr.    (BRUNSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Bertha Cason Moore    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Martha Scott    (OAK HILL, VA.)

Mrs. Julia L. Collier    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Katie Mae Johnson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Earlie Darrisaw    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William Lewis Hamilton, Sr.    (SARDIS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Nettie Edwards Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James R. Kitchens, Sr.    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
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Mr. Kenneth L. Erwin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Zelma Williamson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Aseneth "Cindy" Evangelista    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Joe Burnette    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Annie M. Fulford    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia L. Collier    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Ralph Hart    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bennie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lois M. Holmes    (PETERSBURG, FL.)

Mr. James R. Kitchens, Sr.    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
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Miss Eumeeka Hornsby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Fiske Boyle    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Booker T. Kenner, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia L. Collier    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. William Lewis Hamilton, Sr.    (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

Mr. M.W. Luckey, Sr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Wheatley    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bennie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Tapley    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Goldie Mae Shelton    (JULIET, T enn.)

Mr. Ralph Tapley    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Ms. Katie Mae Johnson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Ruth Ailstock    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
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Mr. Theodore McCain    (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Goldie Mae Shelton    (JULIET, T enn.)
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Mr. Jack Bowles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. M.W. Luckey, Sr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. James Bennie Tripp    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Hatchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Ann Cain    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Bowles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Johnnie Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary G. Lacek    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. Cooper C. Watson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Cooper C. Watson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mrs. Alberta Watson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Watson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Henry Sloan    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Prince, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Zelma Williamson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald R. Norris    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Betty Ruth Ailstock    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Bertha Cason Moore    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. William Prince, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earlie Darrisaw    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Gerald R. Norris    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Nettie Edwards Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Evelyn Newsome    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Diane Marie Tate    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Theodore McCain    (NEW YORK)

Ms. Nellie Mae Griffin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Diane Marie Tate    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. M.W. Luckey, Sr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Ms. Nellie Mae Griffin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary G. Lacek    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. M.W. Luckey, Sr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Hatchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary G. Lacek    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Hatchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Gerald R. Norris    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Sarah Ferqueron    (HENRYETTA, OK.)
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Mrs. Evelyn Newsome    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Donnie Cook    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Charles Hatchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Clay Bailey, Sr.    (ELIZABETHTON, TN.)
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Mrs. Barbara Fiske Boyle    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jack Bowles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Ferqueron    (HENRYETTA, OK.)

Mr. Charles (Charlie) Potts, Jr.    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Nettie Edwards Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Don William Wiley    (DAWSONVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Azalee Davis Hamner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Watson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Donnie Cook    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Cindy Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia L. Collier    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Scott, Jr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Clay Bailey, Sr.    (ELIZABETHTON, TN.)

Mrs. Annie M. Fulford    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Jack Bowles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Hatchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Shirley Moragne Fleming    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Miss Eumeeka Hornsby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Theodore McCain    (NEW YORK)
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Mr. William Lewis Hamilton, Sr.    (SARDIS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Diane Marie Tate    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Joe Pickens    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Shirley Moragne Fleming    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Joe Burnette    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Booker T. Kenner, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Aseneth "Cindy" Evangelista (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Theodore McCain (NEW YORK)

Ms. Martha Scott (OAK HILL, VA.)

Mr. Henry Sloan (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Jack Bowles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry Clay Bailey, Sr. (ELIZABETHTON, TN.)

Mrs. Bennie Mae Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Watson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Don William Wiley (DAWSONVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia L. Collier (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Wheatley (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Hatchell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Linton Wilmer Pruitt (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Ferqueron (HENRYETTA, OK.)

Mrs. Nettie Edwards Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Theodore McCain (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Alberta Watson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Ruth Ailstock (LANGLEY, S.C.)

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

Mr. Gerald R. Norris (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Charles Joe Pickens (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond Scott, Jr. (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Cooper C. Watson (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Jack Bowles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Bennie Tripp (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Nettie Edwards Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nellie Mae Griffin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Prince, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Zelma Williamson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Newsome (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Joe Burnette (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Cindy Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ann Cain (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Hart (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary G. Lacek (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Cason Moore (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Azalee Davis Hamner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles (Charlie) Potts, Jr. (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Earlie Darrisaw (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Miss Eumeeka Hornsby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Hatchell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Moragne Fleming (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Tapley (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Julia L. Collier (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnnie Youmans, Sr. (BRUNSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Donnie Cook (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Goldie Mae Shelton (JULIET, T enn.)

Mrs. Barbara Fiske Boyle (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Diane Marie Tate (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Katie Mae Johnson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Too many turn blind eye to domestic violence
We celebrate Women's History Month in March, and we recognize the enormous contributions that women have made to our nation, and the great strides we have made throughout the years. We can even vote in today's society! That may be something we take for granted, but women in some countries are still struggling to claim that right.

Too many turn blind eye to domestic violence
We celebrate Women's History Month in March, and we recognize the enormous contributions that women have made to our nation, and the great strides we have made throughout the years. We can even vote in today's society! That may be something we take for granted, but women in some countries are still struggling to claim that right.

Too many turn blind eye to domestic violence
We celebrate Women's History Month in March, and we recognize the enormous contributions that women have made to our nation, and the great strides we have made throughout the years. We can even vote in today's society! That may be something we take for granted, but women in some countries are still struggling to claim that right.

Prep sports results

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Steinbrenner's Derby prospect wins in rout

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.

Overtime
In Savannah, Kevin Kelley had a two-out RBI double in the tenth inning to lead No. 25 Augusta State to a 5-4 conference win over Armstrong Atlantic State.

Prep sports results
Prep sports results from area teams:

Steinbrenner's Derby prospect wins in rout
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Trainer Nick Zito added to his list of Kentucky Derby candidates.

Steinbrenner's Derby prospect wins in rout
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Trainer Nick Zito added to his list of Kentucky Derby candidates.

Prep sports results
Prep sports results from area teams:

Area sports 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. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

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.

Area sports 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. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Egg-cellent catch
specialEgg-cellent catchTroy Carswell, of Evans, was expecting little more than some peace and quiet when he made a few casts with a plastic worm at a Columbia County pond last week. What he got instead was a fine 11-pound, 3-ounce largemouth female bass that was already bulging with eggs. The big fish was photographed and released.

Striped bass could be fair game in Savannah
Striped bass still aren't reproducing well in the Savannah River, but biologists in both Georgia and South Carolina believe the slow growing population can support a limited harvest this fall.

Striped bass could be fair game in Savannah

Outdoors calendar

Big fish story
specialBig fish story Keith Lowe Sr. (right) and his father, Rick Lowe, should be really proud of this catch. The duo wound up with a 47-pound, 46-inch striper bass that Keith caught at Thurmond Lake.

Big fish story

Striped bass could be fair game in Savannah
Striped bass still aren't reproducing well in the Savannah River, but biologists in both Georgia and South Carolina believe the slow growing population can support a limited harvest this fall.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Big fish story
specialBig fish story Keith Lowe Sr. (right) and his father, Rick Lowe, should be really proud of this catch. The duo wound up with a 47-pound, 46-inch striper bass that Keith caught at Thurmond Lake.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

States not wild about feral hog populations
South Carolina is taking action to limit the unwanted spread of feral hogs, and Georgia is hoping to step up enforcement of existing laws.

States not wild about feral hog populations
South Carolina is taking action to limit the unwanted spread of feral hogs, and Georgia is hoping to step up enforcement of existing laws.

Jim Crow laws are repealed
ATLANTA - Families from across the state descended Saturday on the Capitol to watch lawmakers repeal several pro-segregation laws and other outdated legislation.

Backing GOP aids Democrats
ATLANTA - Georgia is a red state these days, but many rural Democrats say they haven't lost all their clout since last year's elections brought a major increase in power to Republicans.

Key bills will move forward
ATLANTA - Lawmakers pushed through several long days of work last week to ensure various key bills would stay alive in the 2005 legislative session.

Groups lobby for open records
ATLANTA - Clouds rolled over the General Assembly this year, according to critics who say lawmakers pitched more bills than usual to weaken the state's "sunshine law."

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

States not wild about feral hog populations

ABC edits Fox News out of 'Boston Legal'

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.

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.

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.

People in the News

Newman says he plans to retire - after one more film

Tara Reid sues over ad for condo project

Tavis Smiley returning to public radio

Gamecocks tame Tigers on diamond

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.

Gamecocks tame Tigers on diamond
CLEMSON, S.C. - Brendan Winn thought he'd hit a harmless fly to left center. Instead, he gave South Carolina the jump in its yearly rivalry with Clemson.

Gamecocks tame Tigers on diamond
CLEMSON, S.C. - Brendan Winn thought he'd hit a harmless fly to left center. Instead, he gave South Carolina the jump in its yearly rivalry with Clemson.

Odds and Ends

Bible's ancient Proverbs still make good sense

Faith calendar

Television preachers appeal to all races

Author to speak of Christ, Rapture

Faith digest

Students collaborate on elaborate painting for church