'Spamalot' opens on Broadway
NEW YORK - The silly season is now upon us, and there may only be one way to deal with the comic lunacy currently holding forth on stage at Broadway's Shubert Theatre.

Muralist makes walls his canvas

Muralist makes walls his canvas
A picture is worth a thousand words, but to Richard Worth, a mural is worth a lot more.

'Spamalot' opens on Broadway

'Spamalot' debuts and audiences are still laughing
NEW YORK - Thirty years after the British comedy troupe Monty Python began tickling funny bones on both sides of the Atlantic, the Broadway debut of "Monty Python's Spamalot" Thursday night proved fans are still chuckling.

Muralist makes walls his canvas
A picture is worth a thousand words, but to Richard Worth, a mural is worth a lot more.

'Spamalot' opens on Broadway
NEW YORK - The silly season is now upon us, and there may only be one way to deal with the comic lunacy currently holding forth on stage at Broadway's Shubert Theatre.

Mets give Galarraga chance to inspire
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - They call him El Gato Grande, the Big Cat.

McGwire refuses to answer steroids questions

'Pack edge past Knights
In the days leading up to Friday night's baseball game between Evans and Greenbrier, many were forecasting the demise of the Wolfpack program.

'Pack edge past Knights

McGwire refuses to answer steroids questions
WASHINGTON - On Capitol Hill instead of a baseball field, wearing suits instead of uniforms, they walked into the room, stars all, forced by subpoena to testify before Congress whether they cheated by using steroids.

Mets give Galarraga chance to inspire

McGwire refuses to answer steroids questions
WASHINGTON - On Capitol Hill instead of a baseball field, wearing suits instead of uniforms, they walked into the room, stars all, forced by subpoena to testify before Congress whether they cheated by using steroids.

'Pack edge past Knights
In the days leading up to Friday night's baseball game between Evans and Greenbrier, many were forecasting the demise of the Wolfpack program.

Mets give Galarraga chance to inspire
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - They call him El Gato Grande, the Big Cat.

Odds and Ends
MERCER, Pa. - George Kaminski, who has spent more than half of his life behind bars, has one more reason to hate prison.

Doughnut shop manager issues English-only edict
YONKERS, N.Y. - A sign posted by an Ecuadorean manager at a Dunkin' Donuts inviting customers to complain if they heard conversation in a foreign language behind the counter was removed a day later - after customers complained it was discriminatory.

Odds and Ends
MERCER, Pa. - George Kaminski, who has spent more than half of his life behind bars, has one more reason to hate prison.

Odds and Ends
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - It was a simple case of mistaken identity, and it nearly cost a casino $25,000.

Odds and Ends
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - It was a simple case of mistaken identity, and it nearly cost a casino $25,000.

Braves' Estrada denounces hearing

Braves' Estrada denounces hearing
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Charging that the nation's lawmakers should allow baseball's new policy on steroid testing to take effect, Atlanta Braves catcher and union representative Johnny Estrada said that Thursday's congressional hearing on the subject was a waste of time.

Braves' Estrada denounces hearing
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Charging that the nation's lawmakers should allow baseball's new policy on steroid testing to take effect, Atlanta Braves catcher and union representative Johnny Estrada said that Thursday's congressional hearing on the subject was a waste of time.

Crude futures ease back after new high
Oil prices set new highs above $57 a barrel Thursday and analysts said the rally appears to have steam left even after a nearly $15 climb since the start of the year.

Crude futures ease back after new high

Toys R Us agrees to be acquired
NEWARK, N.J. - Toys R Us Inc., the nation's second-largest toy seller, agreed Thursday to be acquired by an investment group that includes two private equity firms and a real estate developer in a deal valued at $6.6 billion, ending a seven-month auction for the struggling retailer.

Demolition makes room for tenants
The former Just for Feet building soon will be stomped. Demolition on the 21,000-square-foot building at the Augusta Exchange is scheduled to start in the next 60 days, and a more versatile structure will be built in its place.

Crude futures ease back after new high
Oil prices set new highs above $57 a barrel Thursday and analysts said the rally appears to have steam left even after a nearly $15 climb since the start of the year.

Rivalry lowers funds' costs
NEW YORK - With Wall Street entering an era of slower earnings growth, every penny of investment return counts, and that means management fees matter more than ever - a fact underscored by the rising popularity of low-cost exchange-traded and index mutual funds.

Demolition makes room for tenants
The former Just for Feet building soon will be stomped. Demolition on the 21,000-square-foot building at the Augusta Exchange is scheduled to start in the next 60 days, and a more versatile structure will be built in its place.

Crude prices rise to new settlement high
Oil prices rose to a new settlement high above $56 a barrel Friday, reflecting traders fears about tight supply amid strong global demand.

Carpet plant to grow in Thomson

Rivalry lowers funds' costs

Toys R Us agrees to be acquired
NEWARK, N.J. - Toys R Us Inc., the nation's second-largest toy seller, agreed Thursday to be acquired by an investment group that includes two private equity firms and a real estate developer in a deal valued at $6.6 billion, ending a seven-month auction for the struggling retailer.

Rivalry lowers funds' costs
NEW YORK - With Wall Street entering an era of slower earnings growth, every penny of investment return counts, and that means management fees matter more than ever - a fact underscored by the rising popularity of low-cost exchange-traded and index mutual funds.

Crude prices rise to new settlement high
Oil prices rose to a new settlement high above $56 a barrel Friday, reflecting traders fears about tight supply amid strong global demand.

Carpet plant to grow in Thomson
THOMSON, Ga. - A $27 million plant expansion at a McDuffie County carpet manufacturer will add 65 to 70 new jobs, officials announced Thursday.

Demolition makes room for tenants

Four weeks are left to file returns
The April 15 tax deadline is exactly four weeks away, but taxpayers have only about two weeks left if they want to avoid the rush.

Crude prices rise to new settlement high

Carpet plant to grow in Thomson
THOMSON, Ga. - A $27 million plant expansion at a McDuffie County carpet manufacturer will add 65 to 70 new jobs, officials announced Thursday.

Leading indicators rises 0.1 percent
NEW YORK - An index designed to forecast future economic growth rose a middling 0.1 percent in February after a decline of 0.3 percent in January, the Conference Board reported on Thursday.

Four weeks are left to file returns
The April 15 tax deadline is exactly four weeks away, but taxpayers have only about two weeks left if they want to avoid the rush.

Four weeks are left to file returns

Rising oil prices put investors on a slippery slope
NEW YORK - Investors may feel the effects of high oil prices in their stock holdings as well as their fuel bills.

Toys R Us agrees to be acquired

Officials OK loan to buy inn
County development officials on Thursday ratified a loan application from an Atlanta company looking to buy and renovate The Partridge Inn.

Coach uses life's lessons to motivate

Florida survives Ohio in first-round

Kentucky defeats Eastern Kentucky

Panthers pull off upset against Tide

A just verdict

Murder without glamor
The media hoopla that began in late 2002 - when Laci Peterson and her unborn child were killed in Redwood City, Calif. - may have finally come to an end Wednesday when her husband, Scott Peterson, was deservedly sentenced to death for the double murder.

Murder without glamor

Misguided or malevolent?
Could the United States have a volunteer military if the armed services weren't allowed to recruit young people?

Don't be spoilsports
The Augusta Commission rightly put the interests of the city above that of one employee when it voted 7-2 Tuesday to follow the recommendation of City Administrator Fred Russell to divide the Public Works Department up into three separate divisions - solid waste, maintenance and engineering.

Misguided or malevolent?

Don't be spoilsports
The Augusta Commission rightly put the interests of the city above that of one employee when it voted 7-2 Tuesday to follow the recommendation of City Administrator Fred Russell to divide the Public Works Department up into three separate divisions - solid waste, maintenance and engineering.

Misguided or malevolent?
Could the United States have a volunteer military if the armed services weren't allowed to recruit young people?

A just verdict
Many Americans - particularly those who lost their jobs and savings - have wondered whether those multi-billion dollar corporate big shots, with their expensive big-time lawyers, would ever be made to pay for their white-collar crimes.

A just verdict
Many Americans - particularly those who lost their jobs and savings - have wondered whether those multi-billion dollar corporate big shots, with their expensive big-time lawyers, would ever be made to pay for their white-collar crimes.

Don't be spoilsports

Murder without glamor
The media hoopla that began in late 2002 - when Laci Peterson and her unborn child were killed in Redwood City, Calif. - may have finally come to an end Wednesday when her husband, Scott Peterson, was deservedly sentenced to death for the double murder.

Jackson judge rejects defense request for mistrial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The judge in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial rejected a defense request for a mistrial Friday after a witness mentioned the name of a youngster who leveled sex allegations against the pop star a decade ago.

Lil' Kim convicted of perjury
NEW YORK - Rap diva Lil' Kim was convicted Thursday of lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a shootout outside a radio station.

Man charged with plotting to kidnap Letterman's child
HELENA, Mont. - Authorities on Thursday charged a man in what they say was a plot to kidnap David Letterman's toddler son and nanny from the talk-show host's Montana home.

People in the News
LONDON - Jerry Springer will host a daytime talk show on British television for a monthlong run in May or June.

Man charged with plotting to kidnap Letterman's child
HELENA, Mont. - Authorities on Thursday charged a man in what they say was a plot to kidnap David Letterman's toddler son and nanny from the talk-show host's Montana home.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker have more on their plate than just "Soul Food."

People in the News
LONDON - Jerry Springer will host a daytime talk show on British television for a monthlong run in May or June.

Jackson judge rejects defense request for mistrial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The judge in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial rejected a defense request for a mistrial Friday after a witness mentioned the name of a youngster who leveled sex allegations against the pop star a decade ago.

Demi Moore dances around pregnancy question
NEW YORK - Demi Moore is not answering the question. Asked about tabloid stories saying she's pregnant, the 42-year-old actress told People magazine: "The rumors are just that: rumors."

German supermodel Heidi Klum expecting second child
BERLIN - Heidi Klum is expecting her second baby.

Lil' Kim convicted of perjury
NEW YORK - Rap diva Lil' Kim was convicted Thursday of lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a shootout outside a radio station.

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Little angler, big catch
Four-year-old Brad Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilson of North Augusta, won a Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia 2004 All Species Fishing Tournament award for catching a 14-pound, 15-ounce channel catfish.

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Fishing tournaments

Cold front freezes out anglers
High winds and cold rain - not a pleasant combination - have lowered Strom Thurmond Lake's surface temperature into the high 40s and low 50s and slowed down the fishing bite this week.

Cold front freezes out anglers

Cold front freezes out anglers
High winds and cold rain - not a pleasant combination - have lowered Strom Thurmond Lake's surface temperature into the high 40s and low 50s and slowed down the fishing bite this week.

Little angler, big catch

Little angler, big catch
Four-year-old Brad Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilson of North Augusta, won a Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia 2004 All Species Fishing Tournament award for catching a 14-pound, 15-ounce channel catfish.

Tropical snow bush a hot item

Tropical snow bush a hot item
This year it looks as though the tropical snow bush will again be one of the most popular plants at the nursery or garden center, but you had better shop early if you want one or more.

Tropical snow bush a hot item
This year it looks as though the tropical snow bush will again be one of the most popular plants at the nursery or garden center, but you had better shop early if you want one or more.

Grand-scale tricks enhance property
SANTA ANA, Calif. - "We're just three gals who bought a house together and agreed not to wait forever to do the landscaping of our dreams," Lorraine Saunders explained.

Grand-scale tricks enhance property
SANTA ANA, Calif. - "We're just three gals who bought a house together and agreed not to wait forever to do the landscaping of our dreams," Lorraine Saunders explained.

What does a real shamrock look like?
It's only a small plant, low growing and with three heart-shaped leaflets, but it helped drive all the snakes in Ireland into the sea 1,500 years ago.

Grand-scale tricks enhance property

Grass type, roots can stunt green under trees
I am having a difficult time getting grass to grow under my trees. I have planted several times over the years, but to no avail. Can you give me some advice?

Grass type, roots can stunt green under trees
I am having a difficult time getting grass to grow under my trees. I have planted several times over the years, but to no avail. Can you give me some advice?

Grass type, roots can stunt green under trees

Jackets fend off Colonials to advance
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Save the drama for another day. Georgia Tech didn't need the last-minute stands or last-second shots that marked its run to the last Final Four in Friday's NCAA Tournament opener, blowing out George Washington, 80-68.

Georgia Tech looks to rekindle magic
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Georgia Tech guard Will Bynum wears the jacket everywhere he goes nowadays.

Jackets fend off Colonials to advance
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Save the drama for another day. Georgia Tech didn't need the last-minute stands or last-second shots that marked its run to the last Final Four in Friday's NCAA Tournament opener, blowing out George Washington, 80-68.

Georgia Tech looks to rekindle magic
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Georgia Tech guard Will Bynum wears the jacket everywhere he goes nowadays.

Jackets fend off Colonials to advance

Georgia Tech looks to rekindle magic

NHL makes two offers to players' association

NHL makes two offers to players' association
NEW YORK - When the NHL canceled the season, the league warned players that future offers wouldn't be as good as those that were rejected.

NHL makes two offers to players' association
NEW YORK - When the NHL canceled the season, the league warned players that future offers wouldn't be as good as those that were rejected.

Officials better prepared after busy hurricane season
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Officials should be better prepared for lane reversals, shelter needs and evacuation response after the state weathered one of the busiest hurricane seasons in recent memory, a state hurricane program manager says.

Hurricane forecasters introduce probability map
MIAMI - The National Hurricane Center hopes to discourage residents from relying too much on that skinny black line in forecasts by offering a new map that shows the probability of an area being hit.

Hurricane forecasters introduce probability map
MIAMI - The National Hurricane Center hopes to discourage residents from relying too much on that skinny black line in forecasts by offering a new map that shows the probability of an area being hit.

Officials better prepared after busy hurricane season
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Officials should be better prepared for lane reversals, shelter needs and evacuation response after the state weathered one of the busiest hurricane seasons in recent memory, a state hurricane program manager says.

Officials better prepared after busy hurricane season
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Officials should be better prepared for lane reversals, shelter needs and evacuation response after the state weathered one of the busiest hurricane seasons in recent memory, a state hurricane program manager says.

Priest's message for pope gets lost in translation
At St. Mary on the Hill, Father Jerry Ragan has made a confession. In a March 13 church notice, he admits that he was the source of Italian translation placed on banners asking for support of Pope John Paul II, who is currently recuperating.

Officials: Florida man confessed to killing girl
The mystery of a missing Florida girl might have been solved by the arrest of a man in Augusta, authorities in that state said Friday.

Officials say registered sex offender confesses to killing Fla. girl
HOMOSASSA, Fla. - A registered sex offender has admitted kidnapping a 9-year-old Florida girl from her home last month and killing her, authorities said Friday.

Officials say registered sex offender confesses to killing Fla. girl
HOMOSASSA, Fla. - A registered sex offender has admitted kidnapping a 9-year-old Florida girl from her home last month and killing her, authorities said Friday.

Fla. police discover missing girl's body
HOMOSASSA, Fla. - A registered sex offender has admitted kidnapping a 9-year-old Florida girl from her home last month and killing her, authorities said Friday.

Administration shows immorality
Justice, equality and freedom are central to all moral systems. The great religious leaders, particularly Jesus and Buddha, gave compassion equal standing. Andy C. Reese, Augusta

SRS waste must be disposed of first

SRS waste must be disposed of first
In an article about SRS waste in Defense Waste Processing Facility logs ("Waste piles up amid wait for new home," March 14), you say that "the glass logs of SRS waste might take a back seat ... ."Peter Gray, Aiken, S.C.

Animal neglect also is horrific
This letter is in response to a letter by Mattie Mitchell ("Animal dump at landfill was horrific," March 12). Brenda Powell, Augusta

Spirited crowds are part of sports
This is in regards to the rant March 13 about Evans High School's baseball team's dedicated fans. I am appalled at the attitude toward these fans.Christian Kata, Martinez

Animal neglect also is horrific
This letter is in response to a letter by Mattie Mitchell ("Animal dump at landfill was horrific," March 12). Brenda Powell, Augusta

France editorial was off the mark
In response to the editorial "Will France hang tough?" (March 16), please allow us to repeat what has been very clearly said by France and the United States, in the United Nations framework, regarding Lebanon.Ren-Serge Marty, Atlanta

Youth were outstanding at dinner
I recently attended the Boys and Girls Clubs' annual Steak and Burger Dinner. A number of things about the evening were remarkable: Jo Endres Maypole, Augusta

Animal neglect also is horrific

SRS waste must be disposed of first
In an article about SRS waste in Defense Waste Processing Facility logs ("Waste piles up amid wait for new home," March 14), you say that "the glass logs of SRS waste might take a back seat ... ."Peter Gray, Aiken, S.C.

Breed is not factor in dog meanness
In response to James D. Wiggins' letter ("Punish the owner, not the breed," March 8): I was glad to see someone else feels the same way about Bill Dekle's letter on pit bulls ("Pit bulls are a dangerous menace," March 3).Stephanie Renee Ready, Washington, Ga.

Suzuki wagon puts style over details

Younger buyers can find quick cars at good prices

Living briefs

Reef madness enters homes by way of coral

Fragrances provide added appeal, boost sales

Study: Many who pledge abstinence substitute risky behavior

Style briefs

Designer Tracy Reese receives critical acclaim

Designer Tracy Reese receives critical acclaim
NEW YORK - The mantra of the fashion world is "know your customer." Tracy Reese goes one step further: She is her customer.

Designer Tracy Reese receives critical acclaim
NEW YORK - The mantra of the fashion world is "know your customer." Tracy Reese goes one step further: She is her customer.

Reef madness enters homes by way of coral
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Don't write the obit for the tropical trend yet. Palm trees and monkeys might be starting to seem a little ho-hum, but designers are tweaking the look with coral motifs plucked from the sea.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Reef madness enters homes by way of coral
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Don't write the obit for the tropical trend yet. Palm trees and monkeys might be starting to seem a little ho-hum, but designers are tweaking the look with coral motifs plucked from the sea.

Fragrances provide added appeal, boost sales
Creating a great home, everyone knows, is about color, space and light. It's about choosing the right furniture, fabrics and accents.

Younger buyers can find quick cars at good prices
Finding a quick car is easy. All it takes is money. But what if you're young and money is tight as it always is when you're young? Automakers have something for you, too.

Bad flavor can come from heat
Have you ever experienced a really good bottle of wine? I mean, just savored it and felt as though you had somehow ascended to another plane. If so, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

Study: Many who pledge abstinence substitute risky behavior
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Teens who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are more likely to take chances with other kinds of sex that increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, a study of 12,000 adolescents suggests.

Younger buyers can find quick cars at good prices
Finding a quick car is easy. All it takes is money. But what if you're young and money is tight as it always is when you're young? Automakers have something for you, too.

Style briefs
NEW YORK - The laundry list of spring trends include wedge heels, long or chunky necklaces, two-tone shoes and Far East influences. But once you've got them, what do you do with them?

Suzuki wagon puts style over details
Americans typically associate the work of Italian car design firm Pininfarina with exotic autos such as Ferraris. This year, though, Pininfarina's work also graces the new, affordable, 2005 Forenza station wagon from Suzuki.

Study: Many who pledge abstinence substitute risky behavior
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Teens who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are more likely to take chances with other kinds of sex that increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, a study of 12,000 adolescents suggests.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Style briefs
NEW YORK - The laundry list of spring trends include wedge heels, long or chunky necklaces, two-tone shoes and Far East influences. But once you've got them, what do you do with them?

Fragrances provide added appeal, boost sales
Creating a great home, everyone knows, is about color, space and light. It's about choosing the right furniture, fabrics and accents.

Suzuki wagon puts style over details
Americans typically associate the work of Italian car design firm Pininfarina with exotic autos such as Ferraris. This year, though, Pininfarina's work also graces the new, affordable, 2005 Forenza station wagon from Suzuki.

Lynx can't hold on in late loss to Pilots
In March Madness terms, this was the equivalent of an underdog facing a No. 1 seed.

Lynx can't hold on in late loss to Pilots

Lynx can't hold on in late loss to Pilots
In March Madness terms, this was the equivalent of an underdog facing a No. 1 seed.

Lynx add incentives in latest ticket push
The Augusta Lynx front office staff picked a good time to kick off its season ticket sales for 2005-06.

Lynx add incentives in latest ticket push

Lynx add incentives in latest ticket push
The Augusta Lynx front office staff picked a good time to kick off its season ticket sales for 2005-06.

Wanted man caught in South Carolina
An Augusta man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting last month of a man outside a city sports bar was arrested in South Carolina on Friday by local and federal law enforcement.

Across Georgia

News you can use

Edgefield gets 3 new map choices

Grand jury urges plan for jails
The last act of the Richmond County grand jury was recommending Friday that city leaders look at the big picture before moving in piecemeal fashion to repair or replace the city's jails and courthouse.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Officials begin budget review
Although St. Patrick's Day is over, the talk of green will be just getting started in Columbia County on Monday. County commissioners will begin hearing budget proposals for the next fiscal year from county departments and constitutional officers.

Wanted man caught in South Carolina

Teacher is hopeful for statewide honor

Grand jury urges plan for jails

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

New you can use
Gas prices are up, and it's likely your salary isn't. So here are a few tips on how to get the most miles for your money.

Hunting, fishing bill to get vote
ATLANTA - Georgia voters will decide whether hunting and fishing should be protected by the state constitution after the House unanimously approved a proposed amendment that already had gained Senate passage.

Exercise to test emergency response
Emergency personnel will be on the lookout for anthrax-laced packages in Glascock County on Saturday.

Police say man admitted killing
The mystery of a missing Florida girl might have been solved by the arrest of a man in Augusta, authorities in that state said Friday.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Officials: Florida man confessed to killing girl

Hunting, fishing bill to get vote
ATLANTA - Georgia voters will decide whether hunting and fishing should be protected by the state constitution after the House unanimously approved a proposed amendment that already had gained Senate passage.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Conference offers lesson in history

Kid of the Day

Across Georgia

Church's land sale is benefit to school

New you can use

Conference offers lesson in history
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - A group of scholars traveled across an ocean and across a continent to share their passion for 19th-century history in the Home of 10 Governors this weekend.

Reece resigns after problem with assessors

School board seeks landfill limit
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - School boards across Georgia are being asked to support legislation that would prohibit locating regional landfills near existing schools.

Across the area

Young horses prepare for debut
AIKEN - Ron Stevens has trained a lot of horses for the Aiken Trials since coming to the city in 1986. Some even went on to become champions.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - Workers cleaning equipment at a sewer plant in Taylors found a dead male fetus that weighed less than 6 ounces.

Edgefield gets 3 new map choices
EDGEFIELD - Three new redistricting plans have been unveiled by Edgefield County school board members.

Kid of the Day
Jaden D. Stokes is today's Kid of the Day.

Teamwork is key to aid pupils, some say
The principal of Spirit Creek Middle School and a panel of experts specializing in children's needs stressed cooperation between parents and teachers Thursday night at a meeting held to improve their children's education and learning environment.

Across South Carolina

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Entertainment events and activities for today include:

Grand jury urges plan for jails
The last act of the Richmond County grand jury was recommending Friday that city leaders look at the big picture before moving in piecemeal fashion to repair or replace the city's jails and courthouse.

Officials begin budget review

Dedication at MCG honors body donors

Work will cause little turbulence

Aiken Sheriff's Office seeks grant money
AIKEN - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has applied for federal grant money that would help it and other county agencies respond to disasters like the Graniteville train collision.

Across the area
South Carolina health officials on Thursday reported the first confirmed case of rabies in Aiken County this year.

Young horses prepare for debut

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The FBI said Thursday that it plans to give Augusta native Ashley Smith, the woman who led police to Bryan Nichols, its $20,000 reward for his capture.

Aiken Sheriff's Office seeks grant money

Kid of the Day
Lauren Celeste Cooper is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
ALLENDALE - Gov. Mark Sanford visited Allendale Elementary School on Thursday two months after using Allendale schools as examples in his State of the State speech of why South Carolina needs to pass school choice legislation.

Mayor objects to pay raises

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Entertainment events and activities for today include:

House to vote on smoking ban
ATLANTA - The Georgia Legislature met for three relatively short workdays this week but still managed to address various controversial issues, including a public smoking ban, congressional redistricting and the state's first new college in decades.

Officials: Florida man confessed to killing girl
The mystery of a missing Florida girl might have been solved by the arrest of a man in Augusta, authorities in that state said Friday.

Police arrest Florida sex offender

Aiken Sheriff's Office seeks grant money
AIKEN - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has applied for federal grant money that would help it and other county agencies respond to disasters like the Graniteville train collision.

Work will cause little turbulence
If Matt McCoy and his colleagues do their jobs right, you'll probably never notice them at Augusta Regional Airport.

Design college settles into Atlanta campus
ATLANTA - Julie Silva moved to Atlanta after graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design two years ago. She didn't expect her alma mater to follow.

Dedication at MCG honors body donors
Part of Margaret Howard Wells always will remain with the Medical College of Georgia. And now her family knows where to find her.

MCG students find placements
Tears coursed down Kanika Whitehead's face after she opened the envelope and saw she would be going to Tampa, the closest program in her speciality that she could get to the little boy she helped raise.

Judge sets $1.6 million bond
An Augusta investment adviser accused of stealing the life savings of several clients was given a $1.6 million bond Friday.

Police arrest Florida sex offender
A nationwide hunt for a man sought in the disappearance of a Florida girl ended in Augusta on Thursday when deputies arrested John Evander Couey as he walked along Greene Street.

Natural beauty attracts visitors to island
SAVANNAH, Ga. - One in a million. That's what you'll be if you visit South Carolina's Hunting Island State Park.

Revelers enjoy St. Patrick's Day festivities
Green lined the letters on "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" sweatshirts, streaked across dozens of scalps and formed the silly string that was spattered along Augusta's St. Patrick's Day Parade route.

Pupils get exercise out of a duffle bag
THOMSON, Ga. - An $8,000 grant, a few duffle bags and a novel idea are helping elementary pupils have fun and fight obesity.

Young horses prepare for debut
AIKEN - Ron Stevens has trained a lot of horses for the Aiken Trials since coming to the city in 1986. Some even went on to become champions.

Teacher is hopeful for statewide honor
Win or lose, Shaun Owen just wants to know if she is Georgia's next Teacher of the Year. The Greenbrier Middle School sixth-grade social studies teacher will find out tonight at a banquet in Atlanta.

Mayor objects to pay raises
Mayor Bob Young has written the Richmond County legislative delegation objecting to the bill that would raise the salaries of local elected officials.

Edgefield gets 3 new map choices
EDGEFIELD - Three new redistricting plans have been unveiled by Edgefield County school board members.

Church's land sale is benefit to school
Some might see it as a divine connection. Augusta Christian Schools will be helping out Baker Woods Baptist Church in Martinez by purchasing its worship facility.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A Republican attempt to require picture IDs before people can vote would put up barriers to a basic right, Georgia's top elections official said Friday.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A Republican attempt to require picture IDs before people can vote would put up barriers to a basic right, Georgia's top elections official said Friday.

Across the area
Federal and local authorities have arrested a man who they said took the car of a pregnant mother at Fort Gordon in February, officials said Friday.

MCG students find placements
Tears coursed down Kanika Whitehead's face after she opened the envelope and saw she would be going to Tampa, the closest program in her speciality that she could get to the little boy she helped raise.

Reece resigns after problem with assessors
Richmond County Chief Tax Appraiser E.W. "Sonny" Reece resigned Friday in exchange for a 90-day severance package negotiated with his governing board.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - Workers cleaning equipment at a sewer plant in Taylors found a dead male fetus that weighed less than 6 ounces.

New you can use
Gas prices are up, and it's likely your salary isn't. So here are a few tips on how to get the most miles for your money.

Police say man admitted killing
The mystery of a missing Florida girl might have been solved by the arrest of a man in Augusta, authorities in that state said Friday.

Work will cause little turbulence
If Matt McCoy and his colleagues do their jobs right, you'll probably never notice them at Augusta Regional Airport.

Rants and Raves
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Dedication at MCG honors body donors
Part of Margaret Howard Wells always will remain with the Medical College of Georgia. And now her family knows where to find her.

Mayor objects to pay raises
Mayor Bob Young has written the Richmond County legislative delegation objecting to the bill that would raise the salaries of local elected officials.

Conference offers lesson in history
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - A group of scholars traveled across an ocean and across a continent to share their passion for 19th-century history in the Home of 10 Governors this weekend.

Teacher is hopeful for statewide honor
Win or lose, Shaun Owen just wants to know if she is Georgia's next Teacher of the Year. The Greenbrier Middle School sixth-grade social studies teacher will find out tonight at a banquet in Atlanta.

Career expo
National Security Agency recruiter Anne Cassara talks with Samuel Harmon about job opportunities with the NSA during its career expo at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.

Across South Carolina
ALLENDALE - Gov. Mark Sanford visited Allendale Elementary School on Thursday two months after using Allendale schools as examples in his State of the State speech of why South Carolina needs to pass school choice legislation.

Wanted man caught in South Carolina
An Augusta man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting last month of a man outside a city sports bar was arrested in South Carolina on Friday by local and federal law enforcement.

Police say man admitted killing

Kid of the Day
Lauren Celeste Cooper is today's Kid of the Day.

Design college settles into Atlanta campus
ATLANTA - Julie Silva moved to Atlanta after graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design two years ago. She didn't expect her alma mater to follow.

Across the area

Across the area
Federal and local authorities have arrested a man who they said took the car of a pregnant mother at Fort Gordon in February, officials said Friday.

Police arrest Florida sex offender
A nationwide hunt for a man sought in the disappearance of a Florida girl ended in Augusta on Thursday when deputies arrested John Evander Couey as he walked along Greene Street.

Reece resigns after problem with assessors
Richmond County Chief Tax Appraiser E.W. "Sonny" Reece resigned Friday in exchange for a 90-day severance package negotiated with his governing board.

Hunting, fishing bill to get vote

Church's land sale is benefit to school
Some might see it as a divine connection. Augusta Christian Schools will be helping out Baker Woods Baptist Church in Martinez by purchasing its worship facility.

Revelers enjoy St. Patrick's Day festivities

Revelers enjoy St. Patrick's Day festivities
Green lined the letters on "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" sweatshirts, streaked across dozens of scalps and formed the silly string that was spattered along Augusta's St. Patrick's Day Parade route.

Across the area
South Carolina health officials on Thursday reported the first confirmed case of rabies in Aiken County this year.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The FBI said Thursday that it plans to give Augusta native Ashley Smith, the woman who led police to Bryan Nichols, its $20,000 reward for his capture.

Design college settles into Atlanta campus

MCG students find placements

Taylor is adjusting to a new attitude
Vaughn Taylor is still trying out new things to find a comfort zone on the PGA Tour. His new tactic: emptying his mind of expectations.

Augusta native yearns for wins
ORLANDO, Fla. - There are days when it pays to be young. For Charles Howell, Friday was one of those days.

Augusta native yearns for wins
ORLANDO, Fla. - There are days when it pays to be young. For Charles Howell, Friday was one of those days.

Taylor is adjusting to a new attitude
Vaughn Taylor is still trying out new things to find a comfort zone on the PGA Tour. His new tactic: emptying his mind of expectations.

Filmmakers hawk 3-D movie technology

'Star Wars' mastermind sets stage for Vader's ascent
LAS VEGAS - Two decades ago, George Lucas pulled off the mask to reveal the face of one of cinema's greatest bad guys. Now, he's about to slip the mask back on.

'Star Wars' mastermind sets stage for Vader's ascent

Filmmakers hawk 3-D movie technology
LAS VEGAS - After a brief incarnation in the early 1950s and a short-lived revival in the 1980s, 3-D movies are now getting serious consideration among filmmakers who want to send images leaping off the movie screen and into the audience.

Filmmakers hawk 3-D movie technology
LAS VEGAS - After a brief incarnation in the early 1950s and a short-lived revival in the 1980s, 3-D movies are now getting serious consideration among filmmakers who want to send images leaping off the movie screen and into the audience.

'Star Wars' mastermind sets stage for Vader's ascent
LAS VEGAS - Two decades ago, George Lucas pulled off the mask to reveal the face of one of cinema's greatest bad guys. Now, he's about to slip the mask back on.

Cradle of punk music facing possible eviction

Lalo Guerrero, 'father of Chicano music,' dies at 88
LOS ANGELES - Eduardo "Lalo" Guerrero Jr., who for 60 years created songs in Spanish and English chronicling the Mexican-American experience, including Pachuco music later used in the play "Zoot Suit," has died. He was 88.

Cradle of punk music facing possible eviction
NEW YORK - Hours earlier, Hilly Kristal joined rock's royalty inside a Waldorf-Astoria ballroom for the latest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions.

Lalo Guerrero, 'father of Chicano music,' dies at 88

Lalo Guerrero, 'father of Chicano music,' dies at 88
LOS ANGELES - Eduardo "Lalo" Guerrero Jr., who for 60 years created songs in Spanish and English chronicling the Mexican-American experience, including Pachuco music later used in the play "Zoot Suit," has died. He was 88.

Cradle of punk music facing possible eviction
NEW YORK - Hours earlier, Hilly Kristal joined rock's royalty inside a Waldorf-Astoria ballroom for the latest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions.

Crew chief unhappy about penalties

Crew chief unhappy about penalties
HAMPTON, Ga. - Crew chief Chad Knaus was at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday because his appeal of a two-race suspension won't be heard until Tuesday.

Crew chief unhappy about penalties
HAMPTON, Ga. - Crew chief Chad Knaus was at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday because his appeal of a two-race suspension won't be heard until Tuesday.

Florida survives Ohio in first-round
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Florida was about to blow another first-round game in the NCAA Tournament. A 20-point lead was gone, and 13th-seeded Ohio was poised to pull off the upset.

Florida survives Ohio in first-round
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Florida was about to blow another first-round game in the NCAA Tournament. A 20-point lead was gone, and 13th-seeded Ohio was poised to pull off the upset.

Coach uses life's lessons to motivate
When Delaware State takes on Duke tonight in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, no doubt someone will make a comparison about David taking on Goliath.

Kentucky defeats Eastern Kentucky
INDIANAPOLIS - They slowed Kentucky's fast break, shut down the Wildcats on the perimeter and even stole some of their state rival's fans.

Coach uses life's lessons to motivate
When Delaware State takes on Duke tonight in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, no doubt someone will make a comparison about David taking on Goliath.

Panthers pull off upset against Tide
CLEVELAND - Wisconsin-Milwaukee's players didn't madly chase each other around the floor or do anything extraordinary to celebrate the biggest win in school history.

Panthers pull off upset against Tide
CLEVELAND - Wisconsin-Milwaukee's players didn't madly chase each other around the floor or do anything extraordinary to celebrate the biggest win in school history.

Kentucky defeats Eastern Kentucky
INDIANAPOLIS - They slowed Kentucky's fast break, shut down the Wildcats on the perimeter and even stole some of their state rival's fans.

Mr. Groyt Warren Sammons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Marie Alexander    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert "Bob" L. Johnson    (GARFIELD, Ga.)
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Mr. Judson "Bo" Harden    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Burlese M. Beck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Siras Andrew Stocks    (SNELLVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ted Parks    (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)

Mr. Glaser "Ted" Burkhardt, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances G. Bell    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Groyt Warren Sammons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Ray "Buddy" Brinson    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Virginia Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Orion B. Poole    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
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Mr. Richard Lazenby    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Vera Taylor    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James Ervin Lang, Jr.    (HAMPTON, Va.)
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Mr. William Robert Mack    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice L. Ballard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Janie Roberson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ella Will Brown    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Orion B. Poole    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorine Scott    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Louie Perry    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Burlese M. Beck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ted Parks    (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)

Mr. Charles L. Cheatham    (SRS, E.I. Dupont Co. MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Retis Oliver Saults    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie M. Hall    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Mozee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Jones Johnson    ( WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Richmond Moseley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Gary McClung    (GRANDBURY, Texas)

Mr. Grady Motley    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert H. Mayo    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Pierce    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Marion Templeton    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Bunch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Lazenby    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice L. Ballard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ogle Todd Hinton    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Judith Ray Beckworth    (Augusta, GA)

Mrs. Alice James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Roberson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Eice Helma Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ted Parks    (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)
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Mr. Henry W. Helberg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert H. Mayo    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Franklin Harrison Query    (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Jean Freeman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Betsy Grubbs    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Franklin Harrison Query    (HARRISON, Ga.)
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Mr. Felton Buxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Ellen Trammell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mrs. Annie Champion    (AUGUSTA, GA.)
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Mrs. Frances G. Bell    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Charles L. Cheatham    (SRS, E.I. Dupont Co. MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Siras Andrew Stocks    (SNELLVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Bruce L. Cox, Sr.    (MILLEN, Ga.)
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Mr. Judson "Bo" Harden    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell G. Davis    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Wayne Waller    ( CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Glover    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ogle Todd Hinton    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie M. Hall    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Ann Cain    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosemary Harris    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mr. William Beard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eice Helma Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lois B. Benson    (Augusta, GA)

Mr. James Ervin Lang, Jr.    (HAMPTON, Va.)

Mr. Edwin Carl Mertins, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mother Marie Hester    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Bruce L. Cox, Sr.    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Timothy C. Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Helen Glover    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Trammell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Eice Helma Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Jean Freeman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Infant Ti'Asiah LaCha Davis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Jones Johnson    ( WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Carrie Lucas    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Infant Ti'Asiah LaCha Davis    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillie Mathis    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. John Larry Thompson    (JEFFERSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert Mehl    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Lee Wells    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Josephine Oliver    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Maloyd, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Louie Perry    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Lucas    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
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Mrs. Harriett F. Quick    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Mathis    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert Clarence Mehl    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert H. Mayo    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Fred Brinkley Elzie, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert "Bob" L. Johnson    (GARFIELD, Ga.)
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Mrs. Burlese M. Beck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Motley    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lois Bevill Benson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Oliver    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Ted Parks    (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)
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Mr. William Robert Mack    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie Pierce    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Edwin Carl Mertins, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Vera Taylor    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Johnny Ray "Buddy" Brinson    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Judith Ray Beckworth    (Augusta, GA)
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Mrs. Retis Oliver Saults    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mr. Louis Ray Johnson    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Daisy Mozee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Janie Roberson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Gary McClung    (GRANDBURY, Texas)
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Mr. William Robert Mack    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Earl Marion Templeton    (GIBSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Eddie Ruff    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Virginia Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lorine Scott    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Alice James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Betty Solt Sanders    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Henry W. Helberg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Vera Taylor    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Betsy Grubbs    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ogle Todd Hinton    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert Clarence Mehl    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Virginia Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Eddie Bunch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lois B. Benson    (Augusta, GA)
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Mrs. Lois Bevill Benson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. James Walker    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Burlese M. Beck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Groyt Warren Sammons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Ann Cain    (GIBSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Wayne Waller    ( CLEARWATER, S.C.)
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Mr. Glaser "Ted" Burkhardt, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John C. Wheatley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert "Bob" L. Johnson    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mrs. Rudenia Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Rudenia Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Will Brown    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. John C. Wheatley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice L. Ballard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Groyt Warren Sammons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Alexander    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Virginia Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katherine Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Solt Sanders    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Miss Dorothy Ann Harper    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Ruff    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Floy Ann Miciotto    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William Robert Mack    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Ted Parks (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)

Mrs. Mary Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Mehl (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louie Perry (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Glaser "Ted" Burkhardt, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Solt Sanders (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Trammell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Lucas (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Jean Freeman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Roberson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Alice James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Harriett F. Quick (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert H. Mayo (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Louis Ray Johnson (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Burlese M. Beck (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Motley (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Lazenby (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce L. Cox, Sr. (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Retis Oliver Saults (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Beatrice L. Ballard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Brinkley Elzie, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Ruff (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Clarence Mehl (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eice Helma Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Mozee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Groyt Warren Sammons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera Taylor (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Judith Ray Beckworth (Augusta, GA)

Mrs. Lois Bevill Benson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Glover (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Louie Perry (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Walker (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Betsy Grubbs (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ella Will Brown (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Henry W. Helberg (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Burlese M. Beck (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Virginia Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Lee Wells (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Bunch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mother Marie Hester (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eice Helma Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Floy Ann Miciotto (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Gary McClung (GRANDBURY, Texas)

Mr. Charles L. Cheatham (SRS, E.I. Dupont Co. MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Siras Andrew Stocks (SNELLVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ogle Todd Hinton (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William Robert Mack (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice L. Ballard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Virginia Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Roberson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Edwin Carl Mertins, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Ervin Lang, Jr. (HAMPTON, Va.)

Mr. Glaser "Ted" Burkhardt, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Marion Templeton (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert H. Mayo (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Ann Cain (GIBSON, Ga.)

Miss Dorothy Ann Harper (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Alexander (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell G. Davis (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Jones Johnson ( WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William Beard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katherine Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois B. Benson (Augusta, GA)

Mr. Ted Parks (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)

Mrs. Josephine Oliver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances G. Bell (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John C. Wheatley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Groyt Warren Sammons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ogle Todd Hinton (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Orion B. Poole (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Infant Ti'Asiah LaCha Davis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin Harrison Query (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mr. Felton Buxton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Pierce (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Judson "Bo" Harden (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorine Scott (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Ray "Buddy" Brinson (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Wayne Waller ( CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Rudenia Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert "Bob" L. Johnson (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Richmond Moseley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Mathis (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William Robert Mack (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie M. Hall (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith Arthur (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Friday's prep results

Overtime

Overtime

Friday's prep results
These are scores from Friday's games:

Overtime
During a 2½-hour bargaining session in New York, the NHL gave the players' association two six-year proposals: one with a tie between league revenues and player costs and one without. So far, the union isn't interested in either.

Overtime
The CSRA Athletic Showcase has been moved from April 30 to Friday, May 20.

Weather will cooperate for rowers
George Fry can breathe easy this week. After the cancellation of last week's regatta because of high winds, Saturday's 22nd annual Aiken-Augusta Invitational Regatta at Langley Pond is expected to go off without a hitch.

Friday's prep results
These are scores from Friday's games:

Overtime
The CSRA Athletic Showcase has been moved from April 30 to Friday, May 20.

Overtime
During a 2½-hour bargaining session in New York, the NHL gave the players' association two six-year proposals: one with a tie between league revenues and player costs and one without. So far, the union isn't interested in either.

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

Giving hope to those who need it most
For Trevom Fletcher, 19, of Savannah, Ga., it was a chance to talk over problems and get prayer.

Giving hope to those who need it most
For Trevom Fletcher, 19, of Savannah, Ga., it was a chance to talk over problems and get prayer.

Promoter wants Christian music to go mainstream
ORLANDO, Fla. - Critics and fans lamented and dissected the stealth spirituality of multiplatinum rock band Creed, but a new breed of aspiring stars apparently was taking notes.

Hospice chaplain celebrates 60 years with order
Sister Chris Looze has watched at the bedside of thousands of dying patients. Before she leaves a patient's room, there is a question she needs to ask - will they be there when she comes back?

Jewish writer: Jewish leaders wanted Jesus executed
During the Lenten season of 2004 there was considerable fury over Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ" and its depiction of Jewish leaders conspiring to hand Jesus over to the Romans for crucifixion.

Jewish writer: Jewish leaders wanted Jesus executed
During the Lenten season of 2004 there was considerable fury over Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ" and its depiction of Jewish leaders conspiring to hand Jesus over to the Romans for crucifixion.

Woman set to lead Muslim prayer service in N.Y.
NEW YORK - Even as Amina Wadud was preparing to lead an Islamic prayer service, her plans drew sharp criticism from Muslim religious leaders in the Middle East.

Faith Digest
The Augusta Passion Play, a collaboration of the Sanctuary Choir, orchestra and drama ministries of Curtis Baptist Church, will be presented at 7 tonight and 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1326 Broad St. Call 722-7348.

Hospice chaplain celebrates 60 years with order
Sister Chris Looze has watched at the bedside of thousands of dying patients. Before she leaves a patient's room, there is a question she needs to ask - will they be there when she comes back?

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

Promoter wants Christian music to go mainstream
ORLANDO, Fla. - Critics and fans lamented and dissected the stealth spirituality of multiplatinum rock band Creed, but a new breed of aspiring stars apparently was taking notes.

Augusta native yearns for wins

Taylor is adjusting to a new attitude

Author's trite tales spur sales, wealth

'Idol' contestant's exit has fans angry
NEW YORK - It's personal. That's what Mario Vazquez is insisting about his decision to drop out of Fox's American Idol talent search. Fans were buzzing Monday about why such a popular contender would forfeit Idol fame.

TV movie to chronicle Martha Stewart's legal woes

Ratings for basic cable networks

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of March 7-13. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

'Idol' contestant's exit has fans angry

Proposed Emmy changes to get more study
LOS ANGELES - Proposed Emmy changes that would streamline the ceremony and add an award for best new series need further scrutiny, the TV academy's board of governors said.

'Idol' contestant's exit has fans angry
NEW YORK - It's personal. That's what Mario Vazquez is insisting about his decision to drop out of Fox's American Idol talent search. Fans were buzzing Monday about why such a popular contender would forfeit Idol fame.

'West Wing,' four other NBC shows renewed
LOS ANGELES - "The West Wing" has been re-elected to a seventh term by NBC.

TV movie to chronicle Martha Stewart's legal woes
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart, now serving five months of house arrest, will be coming into your living room in a new CBS movie, based on the last six years of her life.

'West Wing,' four other NBC shows renewed

'West Wing,' four other NBC shows renewed
LOS ANGELES - "The West Wing" has been re-elected to a seventh term by NBC.

TV movie to chronicle Martha Stewart's legal woes
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart, now serving five months of house arrest, will be coming into your living room in a new CBS movie, based on the last six years of her life.

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of March 7-13. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

People in the News

Lil' Kim convicted of perjury

Man charged with plotting to kidnap Letterman's child

Jackson judge rejects defense request for mistrial

Georgia's guards ready to step up
DALLAS - Everyone knows how important Tasha Humphrey is to Georgia - her numerous postseason awards attest to what she has meant to the team - but it's the Lady Bulldogs' guards who might be the key to surviving in the NCAA Tournament.

Humphrey to be key for Bulldogs
DALLAS - Tasha Humphrey appears to have taken to Texas. In fact, she's already on the lookout for a pair of cowboy boots.

Humphrey to be key for Bulldogs

Humphrey to be key for Bulldogs
DALLAS - Tasha Humphrey appears to have taken to Texas. In fact, she's already on the lookout for a pair of cowboy boots.

Georgia's guards ready to step up
DALLAS - Everyone knows how important Tasha Humphrey is to Georgia - her numerous postseason awards attest to what she has meant to the team - but it's the Lady Bulldogs' guards who might be the key to surviving in the NCAA Tournament.

Georgia's guards ready to step up

Author's trite tales spur sales, wealth
Author Nicholas Sparks is a rice cake. He's a white room; a safe, sensible car; the literary equivalent of a Thomas Kinkade painting.

Author's trite tales spur sales, wealth
Author Nicholas Sparks is a rice cake. He's a white room; a safe, sensible car; the literary equivalent of a Thomas Kinkade painting.

South Carolina to hold NIT second-round
COLUMBIA, S.C. - No matter the opponent, the NIT has decided to stay in South Carolina. Tournament officials told the Gamecocks on Thursday that it will host either Arizona State or UNLV at the Colonial Center in the second round Tuesday night.

South Carolina to hold NIT second-round

South Carolina to hold NIT second-round
COLUMBIA, S.C. - No matter the opponent, the NIT has decided to stay in South Carolina. Tournament officials told the Gamecocks on Thursday that it will host either Arizona State or UNLV at the Colonial Center in the second round Tuesday night.

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Officials better prepared after busy hurricane season

Hurricane forecasters introduce probability map

Faith Calendar

Giving hope to those who need it most

Jewish writer: Jewish leaders wanted Jesus executed

Hospice chaplain celebrates 60 years with order

Promoter wants Christian music to go mainstream