Munch's masterpiece: Screaming or listening?
OSLO, Norway - Edvard Munch's masterpiece, "The Scream," has become a world icon of human anxiety, appearing on everything from popular T-shirts to blowup dolls, and causing endless debate among art experts.

Photographers have a cream-filled exhibit
PITTSBURGH - A child plucks a Twinkie from a tree. Another Twinkie stands in for Jesus in an interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper."

Photographers have a cream-filled exhibit

Munch's masterpiece: Screaming or listening?

Munch's masterpiece: Screaming or listening?
OSLO, Norway - Edvard Munch's masterpiece, "The Scream," has become a world icon of human anxiety, appearing on everything from popular T-shirts to blowup dolls, and causing endless debate among art experts.

Photographers have a cream-filled exhibit
PITTSBURGH - A child plucks a Twinkie from a tree. Another Twinkie stands in for Jesus in an interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper."

Giambi excused from testifying at hearing
NEW YORK - Jason Giambi was excused from testifying at Thursday's congressional hearing on steroids in baseball, and the top Democrat on the committee said it's possible other players also could have subpoenas withdrawn.

MLB turns over drug testing documents

MLB turns over drug testing documents
NEW YORK - Major League Baseball gave a congressional committee about 400 pages of documents on drug testing and said commissioner Bud Selig was willing to testify at Thursday's hearing on steroid use.

Giambi excused from testifying at hearing

'Rookie' shares his story at ASU

'Rookie' shares his story at ASU
Those who hadn't heard the Jim Morris life story heard it firsthand Monday at Augusta State University. Morris earned a standing ovation before he addressed the Boys and Girls Club of Augusta's 18th Annual Steak and Burger Dinner.

Giambi excused from testifying at hearing
NEW YORK - Jason Giambi was excused from testifying at Thursday's congressional hearing on steroids in baseball, and the top Democrat on the committee said it's possible other players also could have subpoenas withdrawn.

'Rookie' shares his story at ASU
Those who hadn't heard the Jim Morris life story heard it firsthand Monday at Augusta State University. Morris earned a standing ovation before he addressed the Boys and Girls Club of Augusta's 18th Annual Steak and Burger Dinner.

MLB turns over drug testing documents
NEW YORK - Major League Baseball gave a congressional committee about 400 pages of documents on drug testing and said commissioner Bud Selig was willing to testify at Thursday's hearing on steroid use.

Compliments can go a long way, especially with workers

Odds and Ends
TRENTON, N.J. - A kindler, gentler New Jersey? In a state where one former governor once joked that the official bird was "the middle finger," Assemblymen Jon M. Bramnick and Gordon Johnson think a few more random acts of kindness couldn't hurt.

Odds and Ends
TRENTON, N.J. - A kindler, gentler New Jersey? In a state where one former governor once joked that the official bird was "the middle finger," Assemblymen Jon M. Bramnick and Gordon Johnson think a few more random acts of kindness couldn't hurt.

Poisonous snakes pilfered from Red Cross
BANGKOK, Thailand - Call it the Case of the Missing Cobras - all 82 of them.

Odds and Ends
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mike Hendricks is hoping he can make his hometown sing a different tune.

Poisonous snakes pilfered from Red Cross
BANGKOK, Thailand - Call it the Case of the Missing Cobras - all 82 of them.

Odds and Ends
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mike Hendricks is hoping he can make his hometown sing a different tune.

Braves hammer Cardinals

Braves trying to find spot for Marte
JUPITER, Fla. - Bright, but uncertain. This is the best way to describe the future of 21-year-old Andy Marte, the top-rated prospect in the Braves' system.

Dodgers tie Braves after 10 innings
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Horacio Ramirez pitched three strong innings for the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, another encouraging step in his comeback from shoulder surgery.

Bernero hoping to make first-rate staff
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - One would be pressed to find a better example of a major leaguer with evolving priorities than Atlanta Braves non-roster invitee Adam Bernero.

Braves hammer Cardinals
JUPITER, Fla. - John Thomson had another scoreless outing Monday, and the Atlanta Braves hit three home runs off St. Louis starter Jeff Suppan in a 5-1 win over the Cardinals.

Bernero hoping to make first-rate staff
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - One would be pressed to find a better example of a major leaguer with evolving priorities than Atlanta Braves non-roster invitee Adam Bernero.

Braves trying to find spot for Marte

Bernero hoping to make first-rate staff

Braves trying to find spot for Marte
JUPITER, Fla. - Bright, but uncertain. This is the best way to describe the future of 21-year-old Andy Marte, the top-rated prospect in the Braves' system.

Braves hammer Cardinals
JUPITER, Fla. - John Thomson had another scoreless outing Monday, and the Atlanta Braves hit three home runs off St. Louis starter Jeff Suppan in a 5-1 win over the Cardinals.

Power plants ordered to cut mercury pollution
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Tuesday ordered a nearly 50 percent cut in mercury pollution from power plants over the next 15 years, adopting a market-based strategy that would raise electricity prices but help protect fetuses and young children from nerve damage.

Power plants ordered to cut mercury pollution
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Tuesday ordered a nearly 50 percent cut in mercury pollution from power plants over the next 15 years, adopting a market-based strategy that would raise electricity prices but help protect fetuses and young children from nerve damage.

Former WorldCom chief convicted on all counts
NEW YORK - Bernard Ebbers, who built WorldCom from a humble Mississippi long-distance firm into one of the nation's biggest telecommunications conglomerates, was convicted Tuesday of engineering the colossal accounting fraud that sank the company.

Sara Lee raises ground coffee price
NEW YORK - Sara Lee Corp. raised its coffee prices Tuesday because of increasing prices on the commodities markets.

Students hear how to avoid lapses abroad
A poor handshake or ordering a hamburger for lunch could prove a costly mistake in international business.

Former WorldCom chief convicted on all counts
NEW YORK - Bernard Ebbers, who built WorldCom from a humble Mississippi long-distance firm into one of the nation's biggest telecommunications conglomerates, was convicted Tuesday of engineering the colossal accounting fraud that sank the company.

Retail sales rise 0.5 percent in February
WASHINGTON - Retail sales, bolstered by a rebound in demand for autos, rose a healthy 0.5 percent in February, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

Panel hears gas bill worries

Report: Sears seeking buyer for Lands' End
CHICAGO - Sears, Roebuck and Co. may be working on one last big sale before its merger with Kmart: a sale of Lands' End.

Mayor, manager disagree on hotel

Survey: a third of Americans are overworked
NEW YORK - One in three American workers are chronically overworked, with job-related stress varying significantly by age, employment situation, and demands at home, according to a new survey.

Buyout boosts market share
NEW YORK - Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris International division has made a $5 billion offer to acquire Indonesia's third-largest cigarette producer, boosting its market share in a country of heavy smoking as revenues in other parts of the world shrink on health concerns.

Greenspan urges fixing Social Security quickly
WASHINGTON - Alan Greenspan and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton clashed briefly Tuesday over rosy surplus forecasts the Federal Reserve Chairman relied on to support President President Bush's 2001 tax cuts, estimates that turned out to be considerably off the mark.

Panel hears gas bill worries
ATLANTA - Delores Wallace joined dozens of other senior citizens Monday with a message to state regulators not to raise their natural gas bills.

Stocks see small gain despite fears
NEW YORK - Wall Street managed a moderate gain Monday in a volatile session that saw investors alternating between worries about interest rates and delight in a new wave of merger deals.

Savannah parade is unlucky for some
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Everyone loves a parade, or so the saying goes. But when it comes to businesses, the annual St. Patrick's Day procession and the related hoopla, not quite everyone loves it.

Report: Sears seeking buyer for Lands' End
CHICAGO - Sears, Roebuck and Co. may be working on one last big sale before its merger with Kmart: a sale of Lands' End.

Mayor, manager disagree on hotel
Mayor Bob Young's desire to see a riverfront hotel and exhibition hall built on city property is ruffling feathers in Augusta's tourism industry.

Survey: a third of Americans are overworked
NEW YORK - One in three American workers are chronically overworked, with job-related stress varying significantly by age, employment situation, and demands at home, according to a new survey.

Survey: a third of Americans are overworked

Students hear how to avoid lapses abroad
A poor handshake or ordering a hamburger for lunch could prove a costly mistake in international business.

Students hear how to avoid lapses abroad

Buyout boosts market share

Power plants ordered to cut mercury pollution

Panel hears gas bill worries
ATLANTA - Delores Wallace joined dozens of other senior citizens Monday with a message to state regulators not to raise their natural gas bills.

Report: Sears seeking buyer for Lands' End

Mayor, manager disagree on hotel
Mayor Bob Young's desire to see a riverfront hotel and exhibition hall built on city property is ruffling feathers in Augusta's tourism industry.

Retail sales rise 0.5 percent in February

Higher output offer is of note
ISFAHAN, Iran - Saudi Arabia's advocacy of a 2 percent increase to OPEC's output target failed to calm oil markets Monday, though it appeared to reflect growing concern within the cartel about the effect high prices could have on the global economy.

Greenspan urges fixing Social Security quickly

Buyout boosts market share
NEW YORK - Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris International division has made a $5 billion offer to acquire Indonesia's third-largest cigarette producer, boosting its market share in a country of heavy smoking as revenues in other parts of the world shrink on health concerns.

Greenspan urges fixing Social Security quickly
WASHINGTON - Alan Greenspan and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton clashed briefly Tuesday over rosy surplus forecasts the Federal Reserve Chairman relied on to support President President Bush's 2001 tax cuts, estimates that turned out to be considerably off the mark.

Retail sales rise 0.5 percent in February
WASHINGTON - Retail sales, bolstered by a rebound in demand for autos, rose a healthy 0.5 percent in February, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

Former WorldCom chief convicted on all counts

Chaney will return to coach Temple in NIT

Small schools hopeful for tournament

Ambience influences enjoyment of eating
Our surroundings affect the amount we eat and how much we enjoy it, but I never thought lighting, music, color, menus or the server's charm played such an important role.

Will France hang tough?
After the assassination of popular former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri a month ago, Lebanese by the tens of thousands turned out in the streets of Beirut to demand the resignation of the pro-Syrian regime that most Lebanese believe was responsible for Hariri's death.

Renew the penny tax

A heroine's story
Brian G. Nichols set off the largest manhunt in Georgia history Friday after fleeing Fulton County's courthouse in broad daylight.

Renew the penny tax
Columbia County voters should keep in mind - as they troop to the polls today to vote on whether to extend their school system's local penny sales tax until 2012 - that if passage fails, they will be starving their schools of vital resources.

Will France hang tough?
After the assassination of popular former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri a month ago, Lebanese by the tens of thousands turned out in the streets of Beirut to demand the resignation of the pro-Syrian regime that most Lebanese believe was responsible for Hariri's death.

A heroine's story

Will France hang tough?

A heroine's story
Brian G. Nichols set off the largest manhunt in Georgia history Friday after fleeing Fulton County's courthouse in broad daylight.

Pass voter ID bill
We'd give those Georgia Democratic lawmakers a pass on their dramatic - or, more accurately, hysterical - walkout of the General Assembly last Friday to protest House Bill 244 and Senate Bill 84.

Renew the penny tax
Columbia County voters should keep in mind - as they troop to the polls today to vote on whether to extend their school system's local penny sales tax until 2012 - that if passage fails, they will be starving their schools of vital resources.

Pass voter ID bill

The ailing law center
Augusta City Administrator Fred Russell rightly called proposed repairs and additions to the old law enforcement center and the Phinizy Road jail as "an Ace bandage instead of a Band-Aid," though he could have used terms such as "splint" or "cast" to refer to something so badly broken.

Pass voter ID bill
We'd give those Georgia Democratic lawmakers a pass on their dramatic - or, more accurately, hysterical - walkout of the General Assembly last Friday to protest House Bill 244 and Senate Bill 84.

Michael Jackson's accuser winds up testimony
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson's accuser testified Tuesday that he told a school administrator the singer didn't molest him because schoolmates were "making fun of me" and he wanted them to stop.

The top five list
The top five list in entertainment

People in the News
NEW YORK - A Manhattan judge dismissed charges against Rosario Dawson and two others who were arrested while filming movie scenes near the location of last year's Republican National Convention.

Accuser says he told school official that nothing happened
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The boy who says Michael Jackson molested him acknowledged under cross-examination Monday that he told an administrator at his school that the pop star "didn't do anything to me."

People in the News
NEW YORK - A Manhattan judge dismissed charges against Rosario Dawson and two others who were arrested while filming movie scenes near the location of last year's Republican National Convention.

U2's Bono launches fashion brand
NEW YORK - Bono has a new gig: U2's lead singer is charged with raising awareness and interest in the new fashion brand Edun.

The top five list
The top five list in entertainment

Accuser says he told school official that nothing happened
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The boy who says Michael Jackson molested him acknowledged under cross-examination Monday that he told an administrator at his school that the pop star "didn't do anything to me."

Michael Jackson's accuser winds up testimony
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson's accuser testified Tuesday that he told a school administrator the singer didn't molest him because schoolmates were "making fun of me" and he wanted them to stop.

U2's Bono launches fashion brand
NEW YORK - Bono has a new gig: U2's lead singer is charged with raising awareness and interest in the new fashion brand Edun.

Interest grows in ethical wills
CINCINNATI - Judy Neal hopes she instilled some of her values in her son. But just in case, she wrote it down.

Interest grows in ethical wills

Interest grows in ethical wills
CINCINNATI - Judy Neal hopes she instilled some of her values in her son. But just in case, she wrote it down.

Artichokes can be a special side dish for Easter
March marks the start of the peak season for artichokes and there's a fresh flavor to this recipe for cooking them with lemon and onion.

Moroccan mashed potato casserole
CONCORD, N.H. - It's not often that maps make compelling cookbook copy.

Moroccan mashed potato casserole
CONCORD, N.H. - It's not often that maps make compelling cookbook copy.

Quick and east turkey and snow-pea stir-fry

Small bites
The National Confectioners Association offers the following bits of information about Easter traditions:

Low-fat beef tenderloin steaks that taste good

State dinner shows off ultra-refined cuisine
HONG KONG - From chicken cubes fried with peanuts to neatly tucked dumplings, Chinese cuisine is known for its attention to detail.

Artichokes can be a special side dish for Easter

Small bites

Lamb chops and the magic of marinade

Low-fat beef tenderloin steaks that taste good
This beef tenderloin dish topped with creamy mushroom gravy is a great example of low-fat good taste. Fresh thyme, rosemary and garlic lend the dish the rich and stylish flavors of Provence - so who could feel less than splendidly fed?

Moroccan mashed potato casserole

Coconut almond cake is a rich treat
Shredded coconut and almond paste give this cake a rich texture and taste, and a little easy decoration can add a light, festive look. Frost with whipped cream, scatter tiny pastel candy flowers over it for a spring-blossom effect, or dust with powdered sugar for a special finish any time of the year. For Easter, perhaps circle the cake plate with miniature colored-marzipan eggs.

Coconut almond cake is a rich treat

Lamb chops and the magic of marinade
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - An increase in lamb's popularity suggests that American cooks have discovered its remarkable versatility. A vast selection of herbs, spices and condiments complement its distinct flavor and provide infinite opportunities for creating new and exciting dishes.

State dinner shows off ultra-refined cuisine

Lamb chops and the magic of marinade
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - An increase in lamb's popularity suggests that American cooks have discovered its remarkable versatility. A vast selection of herbs, spices and condiments complement its distinct flavor and provide infinite opportunities for creating new and exciting dishes.

Artichokes can be a special side dish for Easter
March marks the start of the peak season for artichokes and there's a fresh flavor to this recipe for cooking them with lemon and onion.

Low-fat beef tenderloin steaks that taste good
This beef tenderloin dish topped with creamy mushroom gravy is a great example of low-fat good taste. Fresh thyme, rosemary and garlic lend the dish the rich and stylish flavors of Provence - so who could feel less than splendidly fed?

Quick and east turkey and snow-pea stir-fry
In this simple stir-fry, tender strips of white turkey and crunchy pea pods are tossed in a rich, brown sauce sparked by soy sauce, vinegar and pepper. "The cooking is done in the blink of an eye," says food writer Leslie Revsin, "so be sure to have all the ingredients prepped and ready by the stove."

State dinner shows off ultra-refined cuisine
HONG KONG - From chicken cubes fried with peanuts to neatly tucked dumplings, Chinese cuisine is known for its attention to detail.

Coconut almond cake is a rich treat
Shredded coconut and almond paste give this cake a rich texture and taste, and a little easy decoration can add a light, festive look. Frost with whipped cream, scatter tiny pastel candy flowers over it for a spring-blossom effect, or dust with powdered sugar for a special finish any time of the year. For Easter, perhaps circle the cake plate with miniature colored-marzipan eggs.

Small bites
The National Confectioners Association offers the following bits of information about Easter traditions:

Quick and east turkey and snow-pea stir-fry
In this simple stir-fry, tender strips of white turkey and crunchy pea pods are tossed in a rich, brown sauce sparked by soy sauce, vinegar and pepper. "The cooking is done in the blink of an eye," says food writer Leslie Revsin, "so be sure to have all the ingredients prepped and ready by the stove."

Drills continue without Gailey
ATLANTA - Reggie Ball didn't notice coach Chan Gailey's absence from Georgia Tech's football practice Tuesday.

Tech gets swagger for NCAA tournament
ATLANTA - Isma'il Muhammad was trying to answer a reporter's question, but Will Bynum wouldn't let him.

Drills continue without Gailey
ATLANTA - Reggie Ball didn't notice coach Chan Gailey's absence from Georgia Tech's football practice Tuesday.

Tech: Jack's expected back in time
ATLANTA - Jarrett Jack got plenty of special attention Sunday night at Washington's Dulles Airport.

Gailey has heart attack
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech football coach Chan Gailey suffered a mild heart attack Monday and was hospitalized.

Tech gets swagger for NCAA tournament
ATLANTA - Isma'il Muhammad was trying to answer a reporter's question, but Will Bynum wouldn't let him.

Tech: Jack's expected back in time
ATLANTA - Jarrett Jack got plenty of special attention Sunday night at Washington's Dulles Airport.

Tech: Jack's expected back in time

Tech gets swagger for NCAA tournament

Drills continue without Gailey

Golf Glance
Upcoming events and tournaments:

Masters bubble
Joe Ogilvie's disappointment at not winning the Honda Classic on Sunday could be offset by an invitation to the Masters Tournament.

Early flight hands Pacers win by forfeit
AIKEN - The sun rested above the trees lining Palmetto Golf Club. The birds chirped between shots. The weather cooperated.

Golf: Tiger says he won't play forever

Golf: Harrington happy with victory
Padraig Harrington didn't mind admitting that he had some help from Vijay Singh in winning The Honda Classic last week.

Golf Glance

Get into my car: wins equal wheels
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - When a PGA Tour player makes a putt on the 18th hole on Sunday to lock up a victory, two things usually run through his mind.

Early flight hands Pacers win by forfeit

Shootout event offers big purse
L.D. Waters is hoping to score a birdie with professional golfers.

Get into my car: wins equal wheels

Masters bubble

Golf Glance
Upcoming events and tournaments:

Get into my car: wins equal wheels
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - When a PGA Tour player makes a putt on the 18th hole on Sunday to lock up a victory, two things usually run through his mind.

Golf: Tiger says he won't play forever
ORLANDO, Fla. - As a three-time champion, Tiger Woods has a lifetime exemption to the Masters. Just don't expect to him to match Arnold Palmer's record of 50 consecutive tournaments.

Golf: Harrington happy with victory
Padraig Harrington didn't mind admitting that he had some help from Vijay Singh in winning The Honda Classic last week.

Early flight hands Pacers win by forfeit
AIKEN - The sun rested above the trees lining Palmetto Golf Club. The birds chirped between shots. The weather cooperated.

Newsmaker: Steve Flesch
Today's golf newsmaker is Steve Flesch.

Golf: Tiger says he won't play forever
ORLANDO, Fla. - As a three-time champion, Tiger Woods has a lifetime exemption to the Masters. Just don't expect to him to match Arnold Palmer's record of 50 consecutive tournaments.

Masters bubble
Joe Ogilvie's disappointment at not winning the Honda Classic on Sunday could be offset by an invitation to the Masters Tournament.

Shootout event offers big purse

Golf: Harrington happy with victory

Shootout event offers big purse
L.D. Waters is hoping to score a birdie with professional golfers.

This hurricane season may be busy
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - After weathering the busiest hurricane season in recent memory in 2004, South Carolina emergency officials were warned Monday that conditions are ripe for another busy season this year.

Irish stew is simple, hearty dish
St. Patrick's Day is a great excuse to explore the foods of Ireland.

Compliments can go a long way, especially with workers
Smile. A new study maintains that negativity in the workplace is costing the U.S. economy $300 billion each year. That's billion with a "B."

Compliments can go a long way, especially with workers
Smile. A new study maintains that negativity in the workplace is costing the U.S. economy $300 billion each year. That's billion with a "B."

Beauty queen found innocent of murder
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A beauty queen who shot and killed her two-timing boyfriend was found innocent of murder Wednesday.

Crash kills truck driver, causes chemical spill
Authorities were rerouting traffic around the 2300 block of Doug Barnard Parkway today after a tractor-trailer driver was killed and hazardous chemicals were spilled on the road.

Crash kills truck driver, causes chemical spill
Authorities were rerouting traffic around the 2300 block of Doug Barnard Parkway today after a tractor-trailer driver was killed and hazardous chemicals were spilled on the road.

Beauty queen found innocent of murder
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A beauty queen who shot and killed her two-timing boyfriend was found innocent of murder Wednesday.

Muting commandments is futile
The headline in the March 3 Augusta Chronicle read "Court debates role of religious symbols" - the court being the U.S. Supreme Court.A.G. Blackmon, Warrenville, S.C.

Bomb-threat fines are wrong

Environmentalists, Democrats bring ruin
Democrats, whose characteristic knee-jerk reaction to anything they did not propose is negative and obstructionist, have painted themselves into a corner on several fronts.Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Dog breeders must come to heel
The woman who last week was the most recent example of someone keeping dozens of animals in unsanitary conditions lives in our neighborhood, and we blame the American Kennel Club for the proliferation of reprehensible breeders who keep dogs in that same manner. Jeff and Jackie Roberts, Aiken, S.C.

Bomb-threat fines are wrong
State Sen. J.B. Powell, D-Augusta, is proposing a bill to punish the parents of the children calling in bomb threats to schools.Ralph L. Norman, Hephzibah

Red-light runners put lives at risk
As a recent transplant to this fine city, a new hire at Club Car, I am completely shocked to see at what rate the citizens of the CSRA run red lights. I think it will surprise your readers to know the statistics related to this very serious breach of public safety.Gary R. Johnson, Augusta

Dog breeders must come to heel

Pro-choice is not always anti-life
Regarding the Rev. Michael Lubinsky's March 14 letter ("God is present at the moment of conception"), I appreciate his strong stance on the issue of life. Cameron Bentley, Augusta

Dog breeders must come to heel
The woman who last week was the most recent example of someone keeping dozens of animals in unsanitary conditions lives in our neighborhood, and we blame the American Kennel Club for the proliferation of reprehensible breeders who keep dogs in that same manner. Jeff and Jackie Roberts, Aiken, S.C.

Bomb-threat fines are wrong
State Sen. J.B. Powell, D-Augusta, is proposing a bill to punish the parents of the children calling in bomb threats to schools.Ralph L. Norman, Hephzibah

Large doses of vitamin E can be harmful

Health and fitness calendar

How much exercise is really needed?

PlayStation Portable is simply overpowering

Seniors calendar

Whooping cough vaccine boosters recommended

Living briefs

Packaging, marketing lead to serving-size confusion

How much exercise is really needed?
WASHINGTON - Sixty to 90 minutes of exercise? Every day? That's what the government now suggests.

Living briefs
The Aiken chapter of the American Cancer Society will hold its second annual Relay for Life Spring Fling from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday at the American Legion Post 232, 421 Radio Station Road in North Augusta. Tickets are $7 at the door; you must be 21 or older to attend. Proceeds benefit the Cancer Society.

Whooping cough vaccine boosters recommended
WASHINGTON - Hoping to halt the rising number of whooping cough cases in the United States, a federal advisory panel on Tuesday recommended approval of two new booster vaccines.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

PlayStation Portable is simply overpowering
Handheld video game machines have finally grown up with the PlayStation Portable from Sony Corp.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

PlayStation Portable is simply overpowering
Handheld video game machines have finally grown up with the PlayStation Portable from Sony Corp.

Packaging, marketing lead to serving-size confusion
Thanks to packaging, you can eat a meal for two without even knowing it.

How much exercise is really needed?
WASHINGTON - Sixty to 90 minutes of exercise? Every day? That's what the government now suggests.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Large doses of vitamin E can be harmful
CHICAGO - Large doses of vitamin E - widely touted as an elixir of youth - do not protect against heart attacks and cancer and might actually raise the risk of heart failure in people with diabetes or clogged arteries, a study found.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Whooping cough vaccine boosters recommended
WASHINGTON - Hoping to halt the rising number of whooping cough cases in the United States, a federal advisory panel on Tuesday recommended approval of two new booster vaccines.

Living briefs
The Aiken chapter of the American Cancer Society will hold its second annual Relay for Life Spring Fling from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday at the American Legion Post 232, 421 Radio Station Road in North Augusta. Tickets are $7 at the door; you must be 21 or older to attend. Proceeds benefit the Cancer Society.

Large doses of vitamin E can be harmful
CHICAGO - Large doses of vitamin E - widely touted as an elixir of youth - do not protect against heart attacks and cancer and might actually raise the risk of heart failure in people with diabetes or clogged arteries, a study found.

Packaging, marketing lead to serving-size confusion
Thanks to packaging, you can eat a meal for two without even knowing it.

Augusta shuffles its lines yet again
Phil Cole was a little worried about the Augusta Lynx - more specifically his mates on the blue line - when he got the call up to the AHL's Albany River Rats on Friday.

Lynx: Augusta fails to break record

Lynx: Augusta fails to break record
Through the first two periods of Tuesday's game, Matus Kostur and Phil Osaer appeared to be stuck in some sort of instant replay purgatory.

Augusta shuffles its lines yet again
Phil Cole was a little worried about the Augusta Lynx - more specifically his mates on the blue line - when he got the call up to the AHL's Albany River Rats on Friday.

Lynx: Augusta fails to break record
Through the first two periods of Tuesday's game, Matus Kostur and Phil Osaer appeared to be stuck in some sort of instant replay purgatory.

Augusta shuffles its lines yet again

Groups proclaim need for open government

Relatives hope attention revives case
During her seven-hour hostage ordeal in a Duluth, Ga., apartment Saturday morning, Ashley Smith said she talked to her captor about her slain husband, even showing him a copy of his autopsy report and giving him a taste of what he has put other families through.

Southeast Briefs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A former North Carolina dentist accused of using syringes to squirt semen into the mouths of female patients was indicted Monday on seven misdemeanor counts of assault on a female.

Commission vote bill fails
ATLANTA - Efforts to change the Augusta Commission's voting procedure are essentially dead for this session of the General Assembly.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday denied attempts to appeal two pretrial rulings for Barton Corbin, a Gwinnett County dentist charged in the shooting deaths of his wife and a former girlfriend in Augusta.

Commission splits public works department
Augusta Commission members voted Tuesday to divide the city's public works department into three divisions - solid waste, maintenance and engineering - under directors who will report to a deputy administrator.

Columbia County penny tax is passed
Columbia County voters renewed the penny school tax Tuesday night. The 1-cent sales tax will be the seed money for a $30 million bond that will build schools around the county.

Judicial center's price tag grows
The Augusta Commission's update on the city's proposed new judicial center Tuesday included news that the price tag has grown to $80.1 million from $74.7 million a year ago because of higher concrete, steel and construction costs.

Report: Staffing excess in county offices
AIKEN - County leaders were given a report in June that showed staffing shortages in some government offices and excesses in others, but they have yet to act on the recommendations.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - The machinists union on strike for a week at a Lockheed Martin plant will return to work after approving a new contract Tuesday.

Across the area
A Millen infant died in a Monday morning fire inside a manufactured home, authorities said.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A Senate committee approved legislation Tuesday that would allow bars and restaurants to pour liquor from big bottles instead of minibottles.

Celtic Cross ceremony draws hundreds
SAVANNAH, Ga. - If the parade is the heart of Savannah's St. Patrick's Day festivities, the Celtic Cross ceremony is its soul.

Across the area
The daughter of Oliver North was arrested in Aiken on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, a police report shows.

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Hospital cuts off ties with insurer
St. Joseph Hospital is facing layoffs after severing ties with its largest managed-care contractor because the hospital said the agreement was costing it $4 million a year.

Final names due for review
Today is the deadline for government leaders to name the nine-member panel that will have a hand in determining the future of Fort Gordon and other bases subject to closure.

Police say motorist hit, dragged woman
AIKEN - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who they say drove his car over a Windsor woman and dragged her 75 feet across a convenience store parking lot.

Sheriff gets calls on 2001 homicide
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has received several calls about the unsolved homicide of Daniel "Mack" Smith Jr., and the information is significant, Capt. Steve Morris said this afternoon.

622 volunteer to quit at SRS
Savannah River Site managers have approved all 622 applications to a voluntary severance program, an unexpectedly high number that will significantly reduce the number of employees cut in a first round of layoffs in mid-April, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Commission vote bill fails
ATLANTA - Efforts to change the Augusta Commission's voting procedure are essentially dead for this session of the General Assembly.

I-520 gets funding to finish early
AIKEN - Work on the second phase of the Palmetto Parkway could begin as early as this year, stretching the freeway from North Augusta to Interstate 20 three years earlier than anticipated, transportation officials said Tuesday.

Determination made student an award winner
An Augusta Technical College student who juggles life with a 6-year-old daughter and a husband serving in Iraq was named the college's student of the year Monday.

Groups proclaim need for open government
ATLANTA - Plastic dinosaurs, snakes and turtles were among the quirky "awards" presented Tuesday by a coalition of government-access groups recognizing what they called champions and foes of official openness.

Southeast Briefs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A former North Carolina dentist accused of using syringes to squirt semen into the mouths of female patients was indicted Monday on seven misdemeanor counts of assault on a female.

Committee alters smoking ban measure
ATLANTA - A Senate-passed bill that would impose a statewide smoking ban in all enclosed workplaces and public buildings cleared a House committee Tuesday.

Final names due for review
Today is the deadline for government leaders to name the nine-member panel that will have a hand in determining the future of Fort Gordon and other bases subject to closure.

Banned doctors suing hospital
WAYCROSS, Ga. - Ten cardiologists banned from using Satilla Regional Medical Center equipment and facilities have sued the hospital for reinstatement and more than $5 million each in damages.

Kid of the Day

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Senate halts map vote after mistake is found

Celtic Cross ceremony draws hundreds

Military recruitment in schools questioned

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Celtic Cross ceremony draws hundreds
SAVANNAH, Ga. - If the parade is the heart of Savannah's St. Patrick's Day festivities, the Celtic Cross ceremony is its soul.

GOP leaders deal with disruption

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COLUMBIA - One of the busiest hurricane seasons in years, combined with a five-year drought in funding, has left South Carolina's beaches in their worst shape since Hurricane Hugo, officials with the state's coastal management agency said Monday.

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is holding public meetings to discuss the effects of chlorine on human health and the environment.

Sheriff gets calls on 2001 homicide

Determination made student an award winner
An Augusta Technical College student who juggles life with a 6-year-old daughter and a husband serving in Iraq was named the college's student of the year Monday.

Senate's plan has bonds to aid MCG

Audit finds problems at detention center
AIKEN - A scathing report on the Aiken County Detention Center found a myriad of problems while the facility was under John Rowley's management.

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Senate's plan has bonds to aid MCG
ATLANTA - A state budget proposal - including $4 million in construction bonds for the Medical College of Georgia, $50,000 for the Augusta Mini Theatre and a 2 percent pay raise for all teachers and state employees - won easy approval Monday in the Senate.

Military recruitment in schools questioned
Parent Denice Traina thinks military recruiters shouldn't be allowed to pursue students in public schools or get long lists of contact information to help woo youngsters into the service.

Weighing stations work will cross I-20
It's a weight issue that's about to shift on Interstate 20 in Columbia County.

Final names due for review

MCG students seek OB/GYN residencies
Julia Carper fell in love twice during clinical rotations in her third year of medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. Once was with her fianc, Jim Combs.

Crash kills truck driver, causes chemical spill

Kid of the Day
Larekos Marquette Ware Jr. is today's Kid of the Day.

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City annexes part of Aiken subdivision

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On Thursday we celebrate St. Patrick's Day , so why not amaze and astound your friends with your command of knowledge of all things Irish ?

MCG students seek OB/GYN residencies

Irish or not, plan to celebrate
If you must pack an umbrella Thursday, make it green. The Irish-American Heritage Society and Irish wannabes will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Augusta from morning to night despite a 70 percent chance of rain.

Relatives hope attention revives case

BRAC nominees go to Senate
President Bush formally passed along recommendations Tuesday for the commission that will help decide whether Fort Gordon and other U.S. military bases are closed.

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Family's forests are harvested by someone else
AIKEN -- Wesley Bryant and his cousin had plans for their 100 acres of forested land on Wire Road, and they didn't include chopping down all the trees.

Woman was star on court

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Leads surface in 2001 slaying
Investigators have a "substantial lead" in the 3-year-old unsolved slaying of Daniel "Mack" Smith Jr., thanks to calls from tipsters to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, according to a department spokesman.

Determination made student an award winner

Senate halts map vote after mistake is found
ATLANTA - Senate Repub-licans pulled a new congressional redistricting map from the upper chamber moments before a debate was scheduled to begin because of human error, the chairman of the chamber's map-drawing panel said late Tuesday.

Commission vote bill fails

Aiken man is killed in wreck
An Aiken man died Tuesday afternoon after his 18-wheel logging truck rear-ended a welding supply truck on Doug Barnard Parkway, about three miles from Augusta Regional Airport.

Report: Staffing excess in county offices

Commission splits public works department
Augusta Commission members voted Tuesday to divide the city's public works department into three divisions - solid waste, maintenance and engineering - under directors who will report to a deputy administrator.

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is holding public meetings to discuss the effects of chlorine on human health and the environment.

Judicial center's price tag grows
The Augusta Commission's update on the city's proposed new judicial center Tuesday included news that the price tag has grown to $80.1 million from $74.7 million a year ago because of higher concrete, steel and construction costs.

City annexes part of Aiken subdivision
AIKEN -- For a group of Gem Lakes homeowners, the Aiken City Council's decision to annex a section of properties from the subdivision into the city was both a small victory and an assurance that a wastewater contamination problem plaguing the neighborhood soon will be resolved.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - The machinists union on strike for a week at a Lockheed Martin plant will return to work after approving a new contract Tuesday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - One of the busiest hurricane seasons in years, combined with a five-year drought in funding, has left South Carolina's beaches in their worst shape since Hurricane Hugo, officials with the state's coastal management agency said Monday.

Across the area
The daughter of Oliver North was arrested in Aiken on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, a police report shows.

Judicial center's price tag grows

Hospital cuts off ties with insurer
St. Joseph Hospital is facing layoffs after severing ties with its largest managed-care contractor because the hospital said the agreement was costing it $4 million a year.

Woman was star on court
A decade before Ashley Smith gained national attention for talking down accused courtroom killer Brian Nichols, she was known locally for sinking three-pointers and layups.

Police say motorist hit, dragged woman
AIKEN - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who they say drove his car over a Windsor woman and dragged her 75 feet across a convenience store parking lot.

Across the area

622 volunteer to quit at SRS
Savannah River Site managers have approved all 622 applications to a voluntary severance program, an unexpectedly high number that will significantly reduce the number of employees cut in a first round of layoffs in mid-April, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Aiken man is killed in wreck

Groups proclaim need for open government
ATLANTA - Plastic dinosaurs, snakes and turtles were among the quirky "awards" presented Tuesday by a coalition of government-access groups recognizing what they called champions and foes of official openness.

Police say motorist hit, dragged woman

Committee alters smoking ban measure
ATLANTA - A Senate-passed bill that would impose a statewide smoking ban in all enclosed workplaces and public buildings cleared a House committee Tuesday.

Cyclist hit

Banned doctors suing hospital
WAYCROSS, Ga. - Ten cardiologists banned from using Satilla Regional Medical Center equipment and facilities have sued the hospital for reinstatement and more than $5 million each in damages.

Hospital cuts off ties with insurer

BRAC nominees go to Senate
President Bush formally passed along recommendations Tuesday for the commission that will help decide whether Fort Gordon and other U.S. military bases are closed.

Irish or not, plan to celebrate

Cyclist hit
Columbia County Deputy David Sward carries a battered bicycle up the embankment after a cyclist was struck by a vehicle while riding on Hereford Farm Road near Canterbury Road.

GOP leaders deal with disruption
ATLANTA - As legislative leaders tried to figure out how to deal with House members who disrupted the chamber's meetings Friday and Saturday, Democratic lawmakers said part of the problem under the Gold Dome is the heavy-handed rule of the GOP majority.

Kid of the Day
Mia Dominquez Ragland is today's Kid of the Day.

Woman was star on court
A decade before Ashley Smith gained national attention for talking down accused courtroom killer Brian Nichols, she was known locally for sinking three-pointers and layups.

Irish or not, plan to celebrate
If you must pack an umbrella Thursday, make it green. The Irish-American Heritage Society and Irish wannabes will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Augusta from morning to night despite a 70 percent chance of rain.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday denied attempts to appeal two pretrial rulings for Barton Corbin, a Gwinnett County dentist charged in the shooting deaths of his wife and a former girlfriend in Augusta.

Military recruitment in schools questioned
Parent Denice Traina thinks military recruiters shouldn't be allowed to pursue students in public schools or get long lists of contact information to help woo youngsters into the service.

City annexes part of Aiken subdivision
AIKEN -- For a group of Gem Lakes homeowners, the Aiken City Council's decision to annex a section of properties from the subdivision into the city was both a small victory and an assurance that a wastewater contamination problem plaguing the neighborhood soon will be resolved.

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On Thursday we celebrate St. Patrick's Day , so why not amaze and astound your friends with your command of knowledge of all things Irish ?

Kid of the Day
Larekos Marquette Ware Jr. is today's Kid of the Day.

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Crash kills truck driver, causes chemical spill
Authorities were rerouting traffic around the 2300 block of Doug Barnard Parkway today after a tractor-trailer driver was killed and hazardous chemicals were spilled on the road.

Commission splits public works department

MCG students seek OB/GYN residencies
Julia Carper fell in love twice during clinical rotations in her third year of medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. Once was with her fianc, Jim Combs.

Banned doctors suing hospital

Relatives hope attention revives case
During her seven-hour hostage ordeal in a Duluth, Ga., apartment Saturday morning, Ashley Smith said she talked to her captor about her slain husband, even showing him a copy of his autopsy report and giving him a taste of what he has put other families through.

622 volunteer to quit at SRS

Senate's plan has bonds to aid MCG
ATLANTA - A state budget proposal - including $4 million in construction bonds for the Medical College of Georgia, $50,000 for the Augusta Mini Theatre and a 2 percent pay raise for all teachers and state employees - won easy approval Monday in the Senate.

Family's forests are harvested by someone else

Across the area
A Millen infant died in a Monday morning fire inside a manufactured home, authorities said.

Across Georgia

GOP leaders deal with disruption
ATLANTA - As legislative leaders tried to figure out how to deal with House members who disrupted the chamber's meetings Friday and Saturday, Democratic lawmakers said part of the problem under the Gold Dome is the heavy-handed rule of the GOP majority.

Leads surface in 2001 slaying

Report: Staffing excess in county offices
AIKEN - County leaders were given a report in June that showed staffing shortages in some government offices and excesses in others, but they have yet to act on the recommendations.

BRAC nominees go to Senate

Aiken man is killed in wreck
An Aiken man died Tuesday afternoon after his 18-wheel logging truck rear-ended a welding supply truck on Doug Barnard Parkway, about three miles from Augusta Regional Airport.

Committee alters smoking ban measure

Senior judge reforms collide
Georgia legislators want to cut funding for senior judges, but they have tabled a reform effort proposed by the governor.

Senate halts map vote after mistake is found
ATLANTA - Senate Repub-licans pulled a new congressional redistricting map from the upper chamber moments before a debate was scheduled to begin because of human error, the chairman of the chamber's map-drawing panel said late Tuesday.

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Leads surface in 2001 slaying
Investigators have a "substantial lead" in the 3-year-old unsolved slaying of Daniel "Mack" Smith Jr., thanks to calls from tipsters to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, according to a department spokesman.

Cyclist hit
Columbia County Deputy David Sward carries a battered bicycle up the embankment after a cyclist was struck by a vehicle while riding on Hereford Farm Road near Canterbury Road.

Burning ban will be stricter
Georgia's Environmental Protection Division is trying to ward off potential violations of the seasonal outdoor burning ban that takes effect in May in Richmond and Columbia counties.

Kid of the Day
Mia Dominquez Ragland is today's Kid of the Day.

Elite players being shown the money just to show up
ORLANDO, Fla. - Was it Captain Louis Renault, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig or PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem who feigned the greatest indignation when confronted by the blatant truth?

Elite players being shown the money just to show up
ORLANDO, Fla. - Was it Captain Louis Renault, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig or PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem who feigned the greatest indignation when confronted by the blatant truth?

Family flicks outperform R-rated titles in 2004

Family flicks outperform R-rated titles in 2004
LAS VEGAS - Family crowds spoke louder than fans of racy stories or shoot-'em-up action flicks last year at movie theaters, with PG-rated films hauling in more money than R-rated ones for the first time in 20 years.

Oscar film incredibly better than other 'toons
Sure, The Incredibles won the Oscar a few weeks ago for best animated feature, but consider the competition.

Oscar film incredibly better than other 'toons

Family flicks outperform R-rated titles in 2004
LAS VEGAS - Family crowds spoke louder than fans of racy stories or shoot-'em-up action flicks last year at movie theaters, with PG-rated films hauling in more money than R-rated ones for the first time in 20 years.

Oscar film incredibly better than other 'toons
Sure, The Incredibles won the Oscar a few weeks ago for best animated feature, but consider the competition.

Bands fight to eight, but who still rocks?
Lost love. Has any topic fueled more rock 'n' roll songs?

U2, O'Jays among rock hall inductees
NEW YORK - When he's not haggling with politicians over Third World debt, U2's Bono can sing a pretty mean rock 'n' roll song. His band, U2, joins the Pretenders, the O'Jays, Percy Sledge and Buddy Guy as inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday.

U2, O'Jays among rock hall inductees

Bands fight to eight, but who still rocks?

Bands fight to eight, but who still rocks?
Lost love. Has any topic fueled more rock 'n' roll songs?

U2, O'Jays among rock hall inductees
NEW YORK - When he's not haggling with politicians over Third World debt, U2's Bono can sing a pretty mean rock 'n' roll song. His band, U2, joins the Pretenders, the O'Jays, Percy Sledge and Buddy Guy as inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday.

NASCAR: Johnson loses points lead
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jimmie Johnson lost the Nextel Cup points lead and his crew chief was suspended Tuesday when NASCAR handed out several penalties for violations at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

NASCAR: Johnson loses points lead
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jimmie Johnson lost the Nextel Cup points lead and his crew chief was suspended Tuesday when NASCAR handed out several penalties for violations at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

NASCAR: Johnson loses points lead

Chaney will return to coach Temple in NIT
PHILADELPHIA - His suspension over, John Chaney will be back to coach Temple in the NIT. Whether he's back for good is still in question.

Small schools hopeful for tournament
Fairleigh Dickinson coach Tom Green was going over potential NCAA Tournament matchups, daydreaming about his Knights playing Wake Forest. Or Washington. Maybe even North Carolina.

Coastal relieves Strickland of basketball job
CONWAY, S.C. - Pete Strickland, Coastal Carolina men's basketball coach the past seven years, was fired by the school Monday, athletic director Warren Koegel said.

Chaney will return to coach Temple in NIT
PHILADELPHIA - His suspension over, John Chaney will be back to coach Temple in the NIT. Whether he's back for good is still in question.

Colonials' revival earns date with Tech
Karl Haas stared at the newspaper in disbelief. A story about his team, the George Washington Colonials, dominated the front of Sunday's Washington Post sports section.

Small schools hopeful for tournament
Fairleigh Dickinson coach Tom Green was going over potential NCAA Tournament matchups, daydreaming about his Knights playing Wake Forest. Or Washington. Maybe even North Carolina.

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Mr. Claude Ledford (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Miss Carrie Jordan (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Joan B. Rachels (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Don Burke (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Ms. Margurite Wallace (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lendy Ware (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Gerldine Hausman (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Maloyd, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Williams (LINCOLN, Ga.)

Mr. Orie L. Williams (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Georgia B. Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Spencer M. Porcher (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Greenbrier girls conquer interstate rival

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Prep scores

As crews arrive, regatta fans are in for a treat

Overtime

Prep scores
Tuesday's high school results:

Greenbrier girls conquer interstate rival
Tuesday's soccer match at the Brierpatch was much more than just a game between South Aiken and Greenbrier.

Overtime
In Montclair, N.J., New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan filed for divorce from his wife of almost six years Monday, the same day a judge issued a restraining order against her, a spokesman for Strahan said.

Overtime
The Greater Augusta Sports Council has announced the official Dodge Tour de Georgia Stage One race route.

Overtime
The Greater Augusta Sports Council has announced the official Dodge Tour de Georgia Stage One race route.

Overtime
In Montclair, N.J., New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan filed for divorce from his wife of almost six years Monday, the same day a judge issued a restraining order against her, a spokesman for Strahan said.

As crews arrive, regatta fans are in for a treat
Fred Russell's first experience with Augusta's rowing scene turned out to be more than he bargained for.

Prep scores
Tuesday's high school results:

As crews arrive, regatta fans are in for a treat
Fred Russell's first experience with Augusta's rowing scene turned out to be more than he bargained for.

Greenbrier girls conquer interstate rival
Tuesday's soccer match at the Brierpatch was much more than just a game between South Aiken and Greenbrier.

Elite players being shown the money just to show up

FCC: Steamy 'Monday Night Football' intro not indecent
WASHINGTON - Sure, the steamy introduction to ABC's "Monday Night Football" was titillating, showing the bare back of "Desperate Housewives" actress Nicollette Sheridan as she jumped into the arms of football player Terrell Owens.

FCC: Steamy 'Monday Night Football' intro not indecent

Slow starts for a number of new TV shows
NEW YORK - Not every new television series is a championship contender.

Slow starts for a number of new TV shows

Actor plays a conflicted ladies man in 'Jake in Progress'

Actor plays a conflicted ladies man in 'Jake in Progress'
NEW YORK - Consider "Jake in Progress" the latest example of how things can come in threes.

Networks have prepared for a new pope selection
NEW YORK - With Pope John Paul II's health declining, CBS News executive Marcy McGinnis traveled to Rome to negotiate a 10-year lease for the rights to broadcast from the roof of a hotel overlooking St. Peter's Square when the pope dies.

Jane Pauley's daytime talk show canceled
NEW YORK - Jane Pauley's highly anticipated daytime talk show won't make it to a second season.

FCC: Steamy 'Monday Night Football' intro not indecent
WASHINGTON - Sure, the steamy introduction to ABC's "Monday Night Football" was titillating, showing the bare back of "Desperate Housewives" actress Nicollette Sheridan as she jumped into the arms of football player Terrell Owens.

Slow starts for a number of new TV shows
NEW YORK - Not every new television series is a championship contender.

Networks have prepared for a new pope selection
NEW YORK - With Pope John Paul II's health declining, CBS News executive Marcy McGinnis traveled to Rome to negotiate a 10-year lease for the rights to broadcast from the roof of a hotel overlooking St. Peter's Square when the pope dies.

Jane Pauley's daytime talk show canceled

Jane Pauley's daytime talk show canceled
NEW YORK - Jane Pauley's highly anticipated daytime talk show won't make it to a second season.

Actor plays a conflicted ladies man in 'Jake in Progress'
NEW YORK - Consider "Jake in Progress" the latest example of how things can come in threes.

Networks have prepared for a new pope selection

U2's Bono launches fashion brand

Michael Jackson's accuser winds up testimony

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People in the News

Accuser says he told school official that nothing happened

Dooley resolution dead for now
ATLANTA - A resolution to rename the University of Georgia's football stadium to honor former coach Vince Dooley died Tuesday in the House.

Dooley resolution dead for now
ATLANTA - A resolution to rename the University of Georgia's football stadium to honor former coach Vince Dooley died Tuesday in the House.

Dooley resolution dead for now

Pacers trail by 1 in home tournament
USC Aiken will have to come from behind if it wants to capture its sixth tournament of the season.

Pacers trail by 1 in home tournament
USC Aiken will have to come from behind if it wants to capture its sixth tournament of the season.

Pacers trail by 1 in home tournament

Gamecocks top Hurricanes
COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Dave Odom used a bit of restraint in the final seconds, letting Josh Gonner drive the basket instead of calling a timeout.

Question of the week
Q: How do you let someone know you don't want to be friends anymore?

Teen briefs
Duck brand duct tape is holding its annual Stuck at Prom scholarship contest.

Girl can stick with boyfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I just started going out with this boy, and I really like him. My younger sisters and brother get along with him great. My family really doesn't want me to go out with him because they say he doesn't dress well enough and I can get somebody better (really, they judged him before knowing him)...

Learning disabled can get good education

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Pupil information comes to Internet

Girl can stick with boyfriend

Girl can stick with boyfriend

New perspectives change way people are defined
There is the kid who sports the Polo shirt and khakis, the one who prefers anything mesh or with spikes, and the one who regularly rocks the latest jeans and T-shirt from some rapper's clothing line.

Question of the week

Girl can stick with boyfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I just started going out with this boy, and I really like him. My younger sisters and brother get along with him great. My family really doesn't want me to go out with him because they say he doesn't dress well enough and I can get somebody better (really, they judged him before knowing him)...

Pupil information comes to Internet
In January, pupils and parents at several Columbia County Schools were introduced to a new component of education technology.

Presidential Classroom is diverse
It was just a snowball fight, but I'll never forget it. There were guys from New York, Alabama, Texas, and South Carolina. A couple of girls were there from Michigan and Pennsylvania. There also was a group of teenagers from Puerto Rico and Texas seeing snow for the first time. It was just a good old-fashioned snowball fight that will always be a great memory. Oh, did I mention it was behind the White House?

Xtreme calendar
NEW TO YOU: The Incredibles, the computer-animated tale of a family of superheroes, is available on DVD or VHS.

Learning disabled can get good education
My brother called from college recently and excitedly asked my mother "Are you sitting down?"

Girl can stick with boyfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I just started going out with this boy, and I really like him. My younger sisters and brother get along with him great. My family really doesn't want me to go out with him because they say he doesn't dress well enough and I can get somebody better (really, they judged him before knowing him)...

Presidential Classroom is diverse
It was just a snowball fight, but I'll never forget it. There were guys from New York, Alabama, Texas, and South Carolina. A couple of girls were there from Michigan and Pennsylvania. There also was a group of teenagers from Puerto Rico and Texas seeing snow for the first time. It was just a good old-fashioned snowball fight that will always be a great memory. Oh, did I mention it was behind the White House?

Girl can stick with boyfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I just started going out with this boy, and I really like him. My younger sisters and brother get along with him great. My family really doesn't want me to go out with him because they say he doesn't dress well enough and I can get somebody better (really, they judged him before knowing him)...

Presidential Classroom is diverse

Pupil information comes to Internet
In January, pupils and parents at several Columbia County Schools were introduced to a new component of education technology.

Learning disabled can get good education
My brother called from college recently and excitedly asked my mother "Are you sitting down?"

Question of the week
Q: How do you let someone know you don't want to be friends anymore?

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Poisonous snakes pilfered from Red Cross