Time to fill a basket with bunny books

Volume of literary essays is bound to please
It is not often that the average reader is invited to an event by, say, an erudite, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and editor at The Washington Post Book World.

Volume of literary essays is bound to please

'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.

Time to fill a basket with bunny books
Over the next few weeks, children are going to see their fair share of bunnies. They'll see chocolate ones, soft stuffed ones and maybe even one or two real ones in the garden. And then there are those bunnies drawn on the pages of scores of Easter- and spring-themed picture books.

Volume of literary essays is bound to please
It is not often that the average reader is invited to an event by, say, an erudite, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and editor at The Washington Post Book World.

Time to fill a basket with bunny books
Over the next few weeks, children are going to see their fair share of bunnies. They'll see chocolate ones, soft stuffed ones and maybe even one or two real ones in the garden. And then there are those bunnies drawn on the pages of scores of Easter- and spring-themed picture books.

Nora Sinclair has a deadly appetite in 'Honeymoon'
Nora Sinclair had it all - brains, beauty, money and men. Then Craig Reynolds, aka FBI agent John O'Hara, stepped into the picture.

'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
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

Journey through Bible stirs memory of encounter

Gabrielle Lakes
Gabrielle Lakes Tammy Lewis and Gabriel Lakes are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Gabrielle, born February 27, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta

Dustin Steven Andrew Powell
Eric and Carrie Powell of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dustin Steven Andrew, born February 18, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Zachary William Hardy
Dr. & Mrs. Ben Hardy of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Zachary William, born February 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He was welcomed home by big brother; Robbie Hardy 2 years old.

Gabriel Dwayne Mathis

McKenzie Lea Gaines
Amy Gaines of Dearing, is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter McKenzie Lea, born February 28, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. She was welcomed home by sisters Brittany 9 and Harley 6.

Alexandria Elizabeth Bame

Sarah Joanne Newberry
Jay and Sarah Newberry of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Joanne, born March 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Megan Riley Synenberg

Charles Mason Cooper
Terry and Melissa Cooper of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Mason, born February 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. She was welcomed home by big brother, Dylan Cooper

Cameron Michael Fegan

Cameron Michael Fegan
Bryan and Nicole Fegan of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son Cameron Michael, born February 12, 2005 in Marietta, Ga.

Charles Mason Cooper

Thomas Vaughn Boulus
Gregory and Clare Boulus of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Thomas Vaughn, born February 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta

Reagan Marie Quattlebaum

William Heath Perry
Heath and Erica Perry of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Heath, born February 24, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Connor Kristian English

Lucia Maran Lammers
Michael and Melissa Lammers of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lucia Maran, born February 25, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Augusta

McKenzie Lea Gaines

Caley Denise Wilkerson
Travis and Angela Wilkerson of Millen, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Caley Denise, born February 23, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ashlynn Joanna Crabtree

Benjamin Gabriel Rumph
Benjamin and Sara Rumph of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Gabriel, born February 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Zachary William Hardy

Kayleigh Noelle Mitchell
SFC James and Melissa Mitchell of Sierra Vista, Ariz., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Kayleigh Noelle, born September 11, 2004 at Sierra Vista Regional.

Ashley Kay Goodrum

Abraham Clayton Cibak
Paul and Becky Cibak of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Abraham Clayton, born February 28, 2005 at St. Josephs Hospital in Augusta.

Lucia Maran Lammers

Caley Denise Wilkerson
Travis and Angela Wilkerson of Millen, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Caley Denise, born February 23, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Dustin Steven Andrew Powell

Charles Mason Cooper
Terry and Melissa Cooper of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Mason, born February 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. She was welcomed home by big brother, Dylan Cooper

William Heath Perry

Shelby Alexis Moore
Erica Reichert and James Moore are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Shelby Alexis, born February 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Camille LaVonne Copperwood

Emily Ruth Tordoff
H. Russell and Michelle Tordoff of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Ruth, born February 14, 2005 at St. Joseph in Augusta.

Madison Elizabeth Green

Alayna Grace Bush
Timothy and Brandy Bush of Warrenville, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alayna Grace, born January 26, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Caley Denise Wilkerson

Kenneth Claude Dunn
Kenneth and Sara Dunn of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son Kenneth Claude, born January 21, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Jacob Vernon Purvis

McKenzie Lea Gaines
Amy Gaines of Dearing, is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter McKenzie Lea, born February 28, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. She was welcomed home by sisters Brittany 9 and Harley 6.

Abraham Clayton Cibak

Thomas Vaughn Boulus
Gregory and Clare Boulus of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Thomas Vaughn, born February 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta

Gage Everett Daniel

Gabrielle Lakes
Gabrielle Lakes Tammy Lewis and Gabriel Lakes are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Gabrielle, born February 27, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta

Shelby Alexis Moore

Ashlynn Joanna Crabtree
Jody and Cynthia Crabtree of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlynn Joanna, born February 3, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. She was welcomed home by big sister Victoria Madison Crabtree.

Sarah Joanne Newberry

Reagan Marie Quattlebaum
Joseph and Teresa Quattlebaum of Appling, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Reagan Marie, born February 24, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Augusta.

Cannon Reed Thompson

Megan Riley Synenberg
April Moeller and Phillip Synenberg are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Megan Riley, born February 22, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Augusta.

Benjamin Gabriel Rumph

Kenneth Claude Dunn
Kenneth and Sara Dunn of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son Kenneth Claude, born January 21, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Kayleigh Noelle Mitchell

Zachary William Hardy
Dr. & Mrs. Ben Hardy of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Zachary William, born February 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He was welcomed home by big brother; Robbie Hardy 2 years old.

Grant Baldwin Martin
John and Cara Martin of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Grant Baldwin, born February 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Connor Kristian English
Kristian and Brandi English of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son Conner Kristian, born February 25, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. She was welcomed home by big brother; Taylor Burt 6 years old.

Gage Everett Daniel
Chad and Melissa Daniel of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gage Everett, born February 10, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Cannon Reed Thompson
Hubert and Hope Thompson of Jackson, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Cannon Reed, born February 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta

Ashlynn Joanna Crabtree
Jody and Cynthia Crabtree of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlynn Joanna, born February 3, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. She was welcomed home by big sister Victoria Madison Crabtree.

Hailey Elizabeth Ardis
Brandi Moss and Wesley Ardis are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Elizabeth, born February 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta

Jacob Vernon Purvis
Glen and Julie Purvis of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Vernon Purvis, born October 21, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 5:01 p.m., weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Millard and Glenda Vernon and Eulon and Kay Purvis, all of Martinez. He was welcomed home by big brother Joshua, 4.

Sarah Cathryn Horner
Thomas and Becky Horner of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Cathryn, born February 4, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Ashley Kay Goodrum
A. J and Katie Goodrum of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashley Kay, born February 21, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. She was welcomed home by siblings Will Farr and Brice Farr.

Thomas Vaughn Boulus

Benjamin Gabriel Rumph
Benjamin and Sara Rumph of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Gabriel, born February 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hailey Elizabeth Ardis
Brandi Moss and Wesley Ardis are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Elizabeth, born February 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta

Sarah Cathryn Horner

Kathleen ElizaBeth Panke
Chris and Kellye Panke of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kathleen ElizaBeth, born February 8, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Kenneth Claude Dunn

Dustin Steven Andrew Powell
Eric and Carrie Powell of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dustin Steven Andrew, born February 18, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Kimona Tamia Douglas

Gabriel Dwayne Mathis
Dwayne and Stephanie Mathis of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gabriel Dwayne, born March 4, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken.

Grant Baldwin Martin

Mary Holmberg Weatherred
Ted and Jane Weatherred of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Holmberg, born February 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hailey Elizabeth Ardis

Ashlynn Brooke Norman
Erik and Jennifer Norman of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlynn Brooke, born February 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta

Mary Holmberg Weatherred

Madison Elizabeth Green
Christopher and Amanda Green of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Elizabeth, born February 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta

Kathleen ElizaBeth Panke

Camille LaVonne Copperwood
Carmen Perdue and Glenn Copperwood, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Camille LaVonne, born February 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Gabrielle Lakes

Kimona Tamia Douglas
Renee Douglas and Broderick Darrisaw , are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Kimona Tamia, born November 4, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Alayna Grace Bush

Reagan Marie Quattlebaum
Joseph and Teresa Quattlebaum of Appling, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Reagan Marie, born February 24, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Augusta.

Ashlynn Brooke Norman

Kayleigh Noelle Mitchell
SFC James and Melissa Mitchell of Sierra Vista, Ariz., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Kayleigh Noelle, born September 11, 2004 at Sierra Vista Regional.

Ashley Kay Goodrum
A. J and Katie Goodrum of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashley Kay, born February 21, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. She was welcomed home by siblings Will Farr and Brice Farr.

Cameron Michael Fegan
Bryan and Nicole Fegan of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son Cameron Michael, born February 12, 2005 in Marietta, Ga.

Alexandria Elizabeth Bame
Richard and Joyce Bame of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexandria Elizabeth, born February 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Abraham Clayton Cibak
Paul and Becky Cibak of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Abraham Clayton, born February 28, 2005 at St. Josephs Hospital in Augusta.

Mary Holmberg Weatherred
Ted and Jane Weatherred of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Holmberg, born February 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Connor Kristian English
Kristian and Brandi English of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son Conner Kristian, born February 25, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. She was welcomed home by big brother; Taylor Burt 6 years old.

Shelby Alexis Moore
Erica Reichert and James Moore are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Shelby Alexis, born February 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Cannon Reed Thompson
Hubert and Hope Thompson of Jackson, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Cannon Reed, born February 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta

Ashlynn Brooke Norman
Erik and Jennifer Norman of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlynn Brooke, born February 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta

Gage Everett Daniel
Chad and Melissa Daniel of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gage Everett, born February 10, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Madison Elizabeth Green
Christopher and Amanda Green of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Elizabeth, born February 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta

Megan Riley Synenberg
April Moeller and Phillip Synenberg are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Megan Riley, born February 22, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Augusta.

Lucia Maran Lammers
Michael and Melissa Lammers of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lucia Maran, born February 25, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Augusta

Sarah Cathryn Horner
Thomas and Becky Horner of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Cathryn, born February 4, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

William Heath Perry
Heath and Erica Perry of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Heath, born February 24, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Grant Baldwin Martin
John and Cara Martin of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Grant Baldwin, born February 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Camille LaVonne Copperwood
Carmen Perdue and Glenn Copperwood, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Camille LaVonne, born February 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kathleen ElizaBeth Panke
Chris and Kellye Panke of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kathleen ElizaBeth, born February 8, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Kimona Tamia Douglas
Renee Douglas and Broderick Darrisaw , are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Kimona Tamia, born November 4, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Jacob Vernon Purvis
Glen and Julie Purvis of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Vernon Purvis, born October 21, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 5:01 p.m., weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Millard and Glenda Vernon and Eulon and Kay Purvis, all of Martinez. He was welcomed home by big brother Joshua, 4.

Sarah Joanne Newberry
Jay and Sarah Newberry of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Joanne, born March 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Gabriel Dwayne Mathis
Dwayne and Stephanie Mathis of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gabriel Dwayne, born March 4, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken.

Alayna Grace Bush
Timothy and Brandy Bush of Warrenville, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alayna Grace, born January 26, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Alexandria Elizabeth Bame
Richard and Joyce Bame of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexandria Elizabeth, born February 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

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
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.

Braves' Estrada denounces hearing

Promising outfielder hopes to get his shot with Braves

Promising outfielder hopes to get his shot with Braves
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The sight of his roommate's packed bags during the middle of last season split Ryan Langerhans down the center.

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.

Promising outfielder hopes to get his shot with Braves
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The sight of his roommate's packed bags during the middle of last season split Ryan Langerhans down the center.

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.

Ask the Experts: Adviser can help determine where to put money

Business calendar
Tuesday: Marketing Your Products and Services on eBay; three-hour seminar covers topics of getting started on eBay; 6-9 p.m.; University of Georgia Small Business Development Center; $59, seating is limited, registration is requested.

Suits in California delay Wal-Mart supercenters

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.

Product's success is dependent on testing
If you build it, it might break - or be dangerous, unreliable or otherwise not up to snuff.

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.

As sales grow, Everthere is turning into full-time job

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.

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.

As sales grow, Everthere is turning into full-time job
Steve Threet used to run his startup company when he wasn't at his day job. Now that company is his day job.

Suits in California delay Wal-Mart supercenters
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As Wal-Mart Stores Inc. tries to plant dozens of new supercenters in California, attorneys aligned with a variety of opposition groups are using the state's tough environmental laws to stall the nation's largest retailer.

GM faces cost-cutting challenges to survive

GM faces cost-cutting challenges to survive
DETROIT - After forecasting a hefty first-quarter loss because of deep difficulties in North America, General Motors Corp. says it will not reduce spending on new models. That leaves the question of how it can cut costs and increase revenue until those new launches have the chance to boost sales.

Business calendar

As sales grow, Everthere is turning into full-time job
Steve Threet used to run his startup company when he wasn't at his day job. Now that company is his day job.

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.

Pickling is sweet dill
PHILADELPHIA - If you want to earn Michele Bilodeau's eternal gratitude, buy a jar of Vlasic's new lime-flavored dill pickles.

Richmond County property transfers

Business calendar
Tuesday: Marketing Your Products and Services on eBay; three-hour seminar covers topics of getting started on eBay; 6-9 p.m.; University of Georgia Small Business Development Center; $59, seating is limited, registration is requested.

GM faces cost-cutting challenges to survive
DETROIT - After forecasting a hefty first-quarter loss because of deep difficulties in North America, General Motors Corp. says it will not reduce spending on new models. That leaves the question of how it can cut costs and increase revenue until those new launches have the chance to boost sales.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for March 7-10. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

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.

Ask the Experts: Adviser can help determine where to put money
EDITORS NOTE: Ask the Experts gives readers of The Augusta Chronicle a chance to have their questions answered by local financial professionals. Readers who have questions, and financial professionals willing to give advice, can contact Business Editor Damon Cline at damon.cline@augusta chronicle.com or (706) 823-3486.

Crude prices rise to new settlement high

Ask the Experts: Adviser can help determine where to put money
EDITORS NOTE: Ask the Experts gives readers of The Augusta Chronicle a chance to have their questions answered by local financial professionals. Readers who have questions, and financial professionals willing to give advice, can contact Business Editor Damon Cline at damon.cline@augusta chronicle.com or (706) 823-3486.

Rivalry lowers funds' costs

Suits in California delay Wal-Mart supercenters
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As Wal-Mart Stores Inc. tries to plant dozens of new supercenters in California, attorneys aligned with a variety of opposition groups are using the state's tough environmental laws to stall the nation's largest retailer.

Demolition makes room for tenants

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for March 7-10. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

On the move
l Frank M. Denton has been named the vice president of news for Morris Communications Co. Mr. Denton's responsibilities in the newly created position will include working with each of the company's daily and nondaily newspapers to advance journalistic practices and build readership and circulation. Mr. Denton has more than 40 years of newspaper industry experience and was most recently employed as the editor of the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune. He has also held positions at the (Madison) Wisconsin State Journal, the Detroit Free Press, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Anniston (Ala.) Star and the Austin-American Statesman.

Pickling is sweet dill
PHILADELPHIA - If you want to earn Michele Bilodeau's eternal gratitude, buy a jar of Vlasic's new lime-flavored dill pickles.

Pickling is sweet dill

So much to gossip about, but so little space to write

So much to gossip about, but so little space to write
So much happened in Augusta last week, we'll just have to hit the high spots.

So much to gossip about, but so little space to write
So much happened in Augusta last week, we'll just have to hit the high spots.

Clemson pounds North Carolina on baseball diamond
CLEMSON, S.C. - Starting pitcher Kris Harvey allowed just one hit over seven innings and hit two solo home runs as Clemson beat North Carolina 9-to-1 today.

Clemson pounds North Carolina on baseball diamond
CLEMSON, S.C. - Starting pitcher Kris Harvey allowed just one hit over seven innings and hit two solo home runs as Clemson beat North Carolina 9-to-1 today.

Clemson's Davis leaves court for administration
CLEMSON, S.C. - Jim Davis, the winningest basketball coach in Clemson history, stepped down as women's basketball coach Saturday to take a position as assistant athletic director.

Clemson pounds North Carolina on baseball diamond

Clemson's Davis leaves court for administration
CLEMSON, S.C. - Jim Davis, the winningest basketball coach in Clemson history, stepped down as women's basketball coach Saturday to take a position as assistant athletic director.

Clemson's Davis leaves court for administration

Wildcats outlast Bearcats

Wildcats find gaps in Blazers' defense

Red Raiders rally to send Zags packing

Wisconsin-Milwaukee halts flight of Eagles

Florida survives Ohio in first-round

Just say no to raises

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.

Honesty strikes out
If former major-leaguer Mark McGwire were as evasive on the basepaths as he was Thursday before the U.S. House Government Reform Committee, he could've set the all-time stolen base record.

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

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.

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.

Don't be spoilsports

Just say no to raises
Perhaps some of Augusta's and Richmond County's elected officials, such as superior and civil court judges, deserve a salary increase as proposed by state Rep. Pete Warren. But there's no way of knowing that for sure, because the Augusta Democrat submitted House Bill 831 to the legislative delegation without consulting anyone in local government about who is deserving of raises, how large they should be, how to pay for them or even whether they're affordable.

Just say no to raises
Perhaps some of Augusta's and Richmond County's elected officials, such as superior and civil court judges, deserve a salary increase as proposed by state Rep. Pete Warren. But there's no way of knowing that for sure, because the Augusta Democrat submitted House Bill 831 to the legislative delegation without consulting anyone in local government about who is deserving of raises, how large they should be, how to pay for them or even whether they're affordable.

Honesty strikes out
If former major-leaguer Mark McGwire were as evasive on the basepaths as he was Thursday before the U.S. House Government Reform Committee, he could've set the all-time stolen base record.

Keep sunshine laws bright
What is it with Georgia's GOP legislators? They've been trying to cast dark clouds over a number of the state's sunshine laws since they took charge in January.

Honesty strikes out

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Yellow Jackets face tough 2nd-round foe
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - March Madness traditionally refers to upsets in the NCAA Tournament.

Yellow Jackets face tough 2nd-round foe
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - March Madness traditionally refers to upsets in the NCAA Tournament.

Jackets fend off Colonials to advance

Yellow Jackets face tough 2nd-round foe

Ochoa falters, stays out front
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN, Ariz. - Lorena Ochoa gave up a commanding lead with a double bogey on the 16th hole, finishing with 1-under-par 71 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Safeway International.

Perry leads as dusk falls at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. - Kenny Perry and Vijay Singh moved to the front of the pack in separate races Saturday at the Bay Hill Invitational.

Perry leads as dusk falls at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. - Kenny Perry and Vijay Singh moved to the front of the pack in separate races Saturday at the Bay Hill Invitational.

Ochoa falters, stays out front
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN, Ariz. - Lorena Ochoa gave up a commanding lead with a double bogey on the 16th hole, finishing with 1-under-par 71 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Safeway International.

Ochoa falters, stays out front

Perry leads as dusk falls at Bay Hill

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.

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.

Journey through Bible stirs memory of encounter
My car battery was as dead as 2 a.m, which, as luck would have it, was the time on my wristwatch.

Journey through Bible stirs memory of encounter
My car battery was as dead as 2 a.m, which, as luck would have it, was the time on my wristwatch.

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.

Sheriff: Jessica Lunsford was sexually assaulted
HOMOSASSA, Fla. - A convicted sex offender entered Jessica Lunsford's house through an unlocked door, snatched the 9-year-old girl from her bed and later sexually assaulted her, authorities said Sunday.

Internet hookup can be cheap

Kids' moral needs not always met
In a study done by the Commission on Children at Risk, titled "Hardwired to Connect," it was found that children are born with a necessity for attention to their moral, spiritual and religious needs. This connection is essential to their health, and if they do not have this need fulfilled, there is a "disconnect" in the children's lives. The result is the current mental and behavioral crisis our children face today.Jane Dennis, Augusta

Kids' moral needs not always met

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

Voter ID bill reeks of a poll tax
Do you think that Georgia abolished the poll tax? Think again.

GOP meddles with will of voters
There are two issues at the state Capitol that I would like to touch on because they are very disturbing to me.Michael Meyers, Augusta

SPLOST V proposal makes sense

GOP meddles with will of voters

Board doesn't need fast Internet
Now let me see if I have these facts straight. Richmond County school board members believe with all their heart that they need high-speed Internet access in their homes in order to go through paperwork and answer e-mail quicker.Edmond P. Kida, Grovetown

Headline promoted gay agenda

Internet hookup can be cheap
Regrading the Richmond County school board members' vote to install high-speed Internet connections in their homes: For their information, television cable Internet is available for $30 a month, and a digital subscriber line (DSL) can be had for $35 a month, with no installation fees. Alternatively, trustee Jimmy Atkins can get a second phone line for $15 a month, with no installation fees since all house wiring can carry two lines.Lee Dworjanyn, Aiken, S.C.

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

Don't fall for Satan's many ruses
I read the column by Cal Thomas ("The third coming of the evangelicals," March 16), and I would like to say he is right on the mark. Satan, whom so many don't want to acknowledge exists, has the Christians of this world running in so many different directions we don't have time to carry out the commission that was given to us.Orven Nicely, McCormick, 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

Board doesn't need fast Internet

Animal neglect also is horrific

GOP meddles with will of voters
There are two issues at the state Capitol that I would like to touch on because they are very disturbing to me.Michael Meyers, Augusta

Kids' moral needs not always met
In a study done by the Commission on Children at Risk, titled "Hardwired to Connect," it was found that children are born with a necessity for attention to their moral, spiritual and religious needs. This connection is essential to their health, and if they do not have this need fulfilled, there is a "disconnect" in the children's lives. The result is the current mental and behavioral crisis our children face today.Jane Dennis, Augusta

Headline promoted gay agenda
It is doubtful that anyone living in the CSRA today will ever see an Augusta Chronicle editorial supporting the homosexual lifestyle. But your headline writer for the "letters to the editor" section March 17 is doing it for you.Justen Wonderly, Augusta

SPLOST V proposal makes sense
Let's continue the discussion that The Chronicle began on the special purpose local option sales tax in the March 12 editorial "Play it smart, not safe." Yes, I have proposed a limited, four-year SPLOST that focuses on infrastructure and completing underfunded projects already approved by voters.Bob Young, Augusta

SPLOST V proposal makes sense
Let's continue the discussion that The Chronicle began on the special purpose local option sales tax in the March 12 editorial "Play it smart, not safe." Yes, I have proposed a limited, four-year SPLOST that focuses on infrastructure and completing underfunded projects already approved by voters.Bob Young, Augusta

Board doesn't need fast Internet
Now let me see if I have these facts straight. Richmond County school board members believe with all their heart that they need high-speed Internet access in their homes in order to go through paperwork and answer e-mail quicker.Edmond P. Kida, Grovetown

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

Headline promoted gay agenda
It is doubtful that anyone living in the CSRA today will ever see an Augusta Chronicle editorial supporting the homosexual lifestyle. But your headline writer for the "letters to the editor" section March 17 is doing it for you.Justen Wonderly, Augusta

Internet hookup can be cheap
Regrading the Richmond County school board members' vote to install high-speed Internet connections in their homes: For their information, television cable Internet is available for $30 a month, and a digital subscriber line (DSL) can be had for $35 a month, with no installation fees. Alternatively, trustee Jimmy Atkins can get a second phone line for $15 a month, with no installation fees since all house wiring can carry two lines.Lee Dworjanyn, Aiken, S.C.

Reef madness enters homes by way of coral

Counties have proposed pooch parks

Designer Tracy Reese receives critical acclaim

U2's Bono starts socially conscious fashion brand

'Ghosts' on your ceiling?

'Natural' ingredients can be bad for skin

Study: Many who pledge abstinence substitute risky behavior

Family members should not hold showers

Poison for skin isn't so terrible

Good windows come with higher price, benefits

Columbia County home full of down-home charm

Living briefs

Style briefs

Road trip has educational value

Travel briefs

Travel briefs
BRANFORD, Conn. - Like a lot of retirees, Adelle and Ron Milavsky drove across the United States in their recreational vehicle.

Road trip has educational value
NEW YORK - For some families, spring break means lazy days on the beach or a trip to Disney World. For families with a high school junior in the house, however, it's often the start of an ambitious week of college visits in search of an amiable match.

'Natural' ingredients can be bad for skin
Dear Paula: With more medicines being prescribed in transdermal form, it is apparent that the skin is an amazingly absorptive organ.

Columbia County home full of down-home charm
Dr. Rob and Maj. Danielle Suykerbuyk took their time before they began decorating their Columbia County home.

'Natural' ingredients can be bad for skin
Dear Paula: With more medicines being prescribed in transdermal form, it is apparent that the skin is an amazingly absorptive organ.

Family members should not hold showers
Dear Carson: I am desperate for some assistance regarding a wedding shower that my sister has asked me, as the matron of honor, to hold. She and her fiance want this to be an informal opportunity for both sides of the family to meet. Even though I want this to be a special occasion, I am finding myself in an uncomfortable situation. There will be alcohol served, and they have requested some games for adult participants. The minister will be invited, along with two of the groom's aunts, who are nuns.

Good windows come with higher price, benefits
Replacing windows used to be a fairly straightforward activity, but window technology has improved considerably, and you have more choices than before.

Living briefs
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water (or turn on your tv set), here comes spring break shark attack.

Counties have proposed pooch parks
The baseball field behind Lake Olmstead Stadium is not very appealing.

Poison for skin isn't so terrible
Botox party? I've always wondered how an event that includes poisons can be called a party. I tend to prefer my chardonnay and cheese without sharp needles, but it's amazing how a few facial lines can change a person's perspective.

Columbia County home full of down-home charm
Dr. Rob and Maj. Danielle Suykerbuyk took their time before they began decorating their Columbia County home.

Road trip has educational value
NEW YORK - For some families, spring break means lazy days on the beach or a trip to Disney World. For families with a high school junior in the house, however, it's often the start of an ambitious week of college visits in search of an amiable match.

Good windows come with higher price, benefits
Replacing windows used to be a fairly straightforward activity, but window technology has improved considerably, and you have more choices than before.

Counties have proposed pooch parks
The baseball field behind Lake Olmstead Stadium is not very appealing.

U2's Bono starts socially conscious 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.

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?

'Ghosts' on your ceiling?
Do you have mysterious lines on your cathedral ceiling? Dark streaks that appear for no apparent reason?

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.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: The chimney in our 80-year-old house is "sweating." Brown juice is coming through the bricks of the chimney and seeping down the wall of our bedroom. There is no odor but it dries crusty. We have had roofers and the gas company come out to look at it and they are stumped. Can you suggest something?

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
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water (or turn on your tv set), here comes spring break shark attack.

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.

Family members should not hold showers
Dear Carson: I am desperate for some assistance regarding a wedding shower that my sister has asked me, as the matron of honor, to hold. She and her fiance want this to be an informal opportunity for both sides of the family to meet. Even though I want this to be a special occasion, I am finding myself in an uncomfortable situation. There will be alcohol served, and they have requested some games for adult participants. The minister will be invited, along with two of the groom's aunts, who are nuns.

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?

Poison for skin isn't so terrible
Botox party? I've always wondered how an event that includes poisons can be called a party. I tend to prefer my chardonnay and cheese without sharp needles, but it's amazing how a few facial lines can change a person's perspective.

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.

U2's Bono starts socially conscious 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.

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.

'Ghosts' on your ceiling?
Do you have mysterious lines on your cathedral ceiling? Dark streaks that appear for no apparent reason?

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.

Before diving in, investigate pool service firm, builders
If you have chosen to hire a weekly pool service to maintain your pool, consider these tips, which also apply to checking out a pool contractor:

Travel briefs
BRANFORD, Conn. - Like a lot of retirees, Adelle and Ron Milavsky drove across the United States in their recreational vehicle.

Lynx get defender, forward in 2 deals

Lynx get defender, forward in 2 deals
The Augusta Lynx made a pair of deals with the Charlotte Check- ers and the American Hockey League's Albany River Rats.

Playoff hopes fade as Lynx lose third in row
As he walked off the ice, an irate Stan Drulia blasted an official over a non-call in the final minute.

Lynx can't hold on in late loss to Pilots

Playoff hopes fade as Lynx lose third in row

Playoff hopes fade as Lynx lose third in row
As he walked off the ice, an irate Stan Drulia blasted an official over a non-call in the final minute.

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 get defender, forward in 2 deals
The Augusta Lynx made a pair of deals with the Charlotte Check- ers and the American Hockey League's Albany River Rats.

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.

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

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

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.

Residents object to utility fee
Willie Gainous Jr. has a quick answer about whether he thinks he should have to pay a stormwater utility fee.

State legislators revisit 'seven deadly sins' law

Traffic to flow without cameras
In the wake of reports that traffic cameras catching red-light runners aren't a cure-all to preventing crashes, officials say there are no plans to install the cameras in the area.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Correction
A photo caption in Saturday's Augusta Chronicle contained the wrong name for a body donor to the Medical College of Georgia. Ralph Gammon was among those whose ashes were buried Friday.

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.

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

Allergies present ongoing dilemma

Shootings mar Atlanta's image
ATLANTA - Atlanta has spent years promoting itself as the welcoming, friendly Capital of the New South - "the city too busy to hate."

Officials begin budget review

Announcer keeps things going at Aiken Trials
AIKEN - Across the sea of fast-talking oddsmakers and beer-chugging race fans at Saturday's Aiken Trials, there was a singular voice that smoothly guided the crowd from one event to the next.

Work will cause little turbulence

Allergies present ongoing dilemma
Returning home after a long day of fishing, Robert Hughes, of Louisville, Ga., had no idea what was about to pull him in.

Across South Carolina

Across the area
Kristen Bryant, a freshman at John S. Davidson Fine Arts School, will be in an episode of the Nickelodeon TV show Nick News Adventure: Safari So Good at 8:30 tonight.

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.

News you can use
Moving is stressful enough without worrying whether your fine china and stereo equipment will arrive in one piece. Moving companies will pack your belongings for different fees, but here are some tips for carefully packing your prized possessions:

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.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Folly Beach officials are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a hit-and-run driver who struck a 6-year-old girl on a street designated as a deaf child area.

Residents object to utility fee

Across Georgia
NEW ORLEANS - The Southern Christian Leadership Conference will not pursue a threatened boycott against the city over the New Year's Eve death of a black college student from Georgia who died in an altercation with three Bourbon Street bouncers.

Sheriff: Jessica Lunsford was sexually assaulted

Across the area
Kristen Bryant, a freshman at John S. Davidson Fine Arts School, will be in an episode of the Nickelodeon TV show Nick News Adventure: Safari So Good at 8:30 tonight.

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.

Correction
A photo caption in Saturday's Augusta Chronicle contained the wrong name for a body donor to the Medical College of Georgia. Ralph Gammon was among those whose ashes were buried Friday.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Sheriff: Jessica Lunsford was sexually assaulted
HOMOSASSA, Fla. - A convicted sex offender entered Jessica Lunsford's house through an unlocked door, snatched the 9-year-old girl from her bed and later sexually assaulted her, authorities said Sunday.

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.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Joshua James Caldwell of Grovetown.

Across the area

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia

Residents object to utility fee
Willie Gainous Jr. has a quick answer about whether he thinks he should have to pay a stormwater utility fee.

Wanted man caught in South Carolina

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

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.

Shootings mar Atlanta's image
ATLANTA - Atlanta has spent years promoting itself as the welcoming, friendly Capital of the New South - "the city too busy to hate."

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.

Announcer keeps things going at Aiken Trials
AIKEN - Across the sea of fast-talking oddsmakers and beer-chugging race fans at Saturday's Aiken Trials, there was a singular voice that smoothly guided the crowd from one event to the next.

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

Couey is sent to home county
A sex offender who confessed to killing a missing 9-year-old Florida girl was extradited Saturday from Augusta to Citrus County, Fla., where he is expected to face murder and kidnapping charges.

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.

Allergies present ongoing dilemma
Returning home after a long day of fishing, Robert Hughes, of Louisville, Ga., had no idea what was about to pull him in.

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.

News you can use
Moving is stressful enough without worrying whether your fine china and stereo equipment will arrive in one piece. Moving companies will pack your belongings for different fees, but here are some tips for carefully packing your prized possessions:

Lawmakers work on deadline

Across the area
Kristen Bryant, a freshman at John S. Davidson Fine Arts School, will be in an episode of the Nickelodeon TV show Nick News Adventure: Safari So Good at 8:30 tonight.

Kid of the Day

Across Georgia
NEW ORLEANS - The Southern Christian Leadership Conference will not pursue a threatened boycott against the city over the New Year's Eve death of a black college student from Georgia who died in an altercation with three Bourbon Street bouncers.

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Folly Beach officials are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a hit-and-run driver who struck a 6-year-old girl on a street designated as a deaf child area.

Announcer keeps things going at Aiken Trials

Across the southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - A Cumberland County fifth-grader's family sued the county school system in federal court because her teacher used a Christian text that preached creationism and encouraged children to proselytize for Jesus.

Police say man admitted killing

State legislators revisit 'seven deadly sins' law
ATLANTA - For 10 years, there was no question about Jerome McIntosh's whereabouts. The 35-year-old Savannah man was behind bars serving hard time on a kidnapping conviction.

Dedication at MCG honors body donors

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Joshua James Caldwell of Grovetown.

Couey is sent to home county
A sex offender who confessed to killing a missing 9-year-old Florida girl was extradited Saturday from Augusta to Citrus County, Fla., where he is expected to face murder and kidnapping charges.

Lawmakers work on deadline
ATLANTA - With the clock winding down on the 2005 session of the Georgia General Assembly, lawmakers are turning their attention to the session's key issues and working to push through the biggest bills.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Grand jury urges plan for jails

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

New you can use

Correction

Conference offers lesson in history

Where we live

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.

Shootings mar Atlanta's image

Edgefield gets 3 new map choices

Across the southeast

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.

News you can use

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.

Across South Carolina

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

Couey is sent to home county

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reece resigns after problem with assessors

Strange things are happening at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. - Just when we thought we had this whole golf season figured out, the 2005 Bay Hill Invitational throws it all out of sync.

Strange things are happening at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. - Just when we thought we had this whole golf season figured out, the 2005 Bay Hill Invitational throws it all out of sync.

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.

Q&A: 'That guy' takes center stage in new indie film
AUSTIN, Texas - Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared in so many movies and TV shows, he could provide enough programming for his own 24-hour cable channel.

Q&A: 'That guy' takes center stage in new indie film

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

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

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

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.

Q&A: 'That guy' takes center stage in new indie film
AUSTIN, Texas - Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared in so many movies and TV shows, he could provide enough programming for his own 24-hour cable channel.

Filmmakers hawk 3-D movie technology

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.

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.

Two-time champ takes flag again
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Suddenly, Sam Hornish Jr. is back.

Day off doesn't bother Newman
HAMPTON, Ga. - Ryan Newman had a rare day off during the busy racing season, so he was far away from Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday.

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.

NASCAR notebook

NASCAR notebook
HAMPTON, Ga. - A day after Ron Hornaday Jr. and Bobby Labonte provided the closest finish in Craftsman Truck Series history, the rumors continued to swirl around Atlanta Motor Speedway about its position with NASCAR schedule-makers.

NASCAR notebook
HAMPTON, Ga. - A day after Ron Hornaday Jr. and Bobby Labonte provided the closest finish in Craftsman Truck Series history, the rumors continued to swirl around Atlanta Motor Speedway about its position with NASCAR schedule-makers.

Day off doesn't bother Newman

Racing roundup
HAMPTON, Ga. - Carl Edwards is trying to speed up his learning curve by racing in two grueling series at the same time.

Two-time champ takes flag again
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Suddenly, Sam Hornish Jr. is back.

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.

Day off doesn't bother Newman
HAMPTON, Ga. - Ryan Newman had a rare day off during the busy racing season, so he was far away from Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday.

Two-time champ takes flag again

New York beats Atlanta, keeps playoff dream alive
ATLANTA - Herb Williams cringed when he learned that Al Harrington and Josh Childress wouldn't play for the Atlanta Hawks.

New York beats Atlanta, keeps playoff dream alive
ATLANTA - Herb Williams cringed when he learned that Al Harrington and Josh Childress wouldn't play for the Atlanta Hawks.

New coach Johnson guides Mavericks to victory over Bobcats
DALLAS - While Don Nelson was never that far away, the Dallas Mavericks are now Avery Johnson's team.

New coach Johnson guides Mavericks to victory over Bobcats

New coach Johnson guides Mavericks to victory over Bobcats
DALLAS - While Don Nelson was never that far away, the Dallas Mavericks are now Avery Johnson's team.

New York beats Atlanta, keeps playoff dream alive

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.

Wildcats outlast Bearcats
INDIANAPOLIS - Kelenna Azubuike scored 19 points and second-seeded Kentucky held Cincinnati scoreless for the final 2:41 to escape with a 69-60 second-round NCAA Tournament victory Saturday night.

Red Raiders rally to send Zags packing
TUCSON, Ariz. - Ronald Ross is Bob Knight's kind of player, tough and eager to learn. So who better to make the shot that got the old coach back to a regional semifinal for the first time since 1994?

Wildcats outlast Bearcats
INDIANAPOLIS - Kelenna Azubuike scored 19 points and second-seeded Kentucky held Cincinnati scoreless for the final 2:41 to escape with a 69-60 second-round NCAA Tournament victory Saturday night.

Another hot 2nd half leads Illini to victory
INDIANAPOLIS - Illinois showed its inside game is pretty powerful, too.

Huskies show they belong
BOISE, Idaho - Washington is making it a lot harder to question its No. 1 seed in the Albuquerque Regional.

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.

Red Raiders rally to send Zags packing
TUCSON, Ariz. - Ronald Ross is Bob Knight's kind of player, tough and eager to learn. So who better to make the shot that got the old coach back to a regional semifinal for the first time since 1994?

Wildcats find gaps in Blazers' defense
BOISE, Idaho - Salim Stoudamire's shooting and a little calm under pressure helped Arizona reach the NCAA regional semifinals for the fourth time in five years.

Wildcats find gaps in Blazers' defense
BOISE, Idaho - Salim Stoudamire's shooting and a little calm under pressure helped Arizona reach the NCAA regional semifinals for the fourth time in five years.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee halts flight of Eagles
CLEVELAND - One win wasn't enough for Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Panthers are pressing on in the NCAA Tournament.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee halts flight of Eagles
CLEVELAND - One win wasn't enough for Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Panthers are pressing on in the NCAA Tournament.

Mr. Franklin Harrison Query    (HARRISON, Ga.)
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Mr. Louie Perry    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Genie Lawton    (ABBEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Eddie Bunch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Alice James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roy Pate    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. James Ervin Lang, Jr.    (HAMPTON, Va.)

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

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

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Trammell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Betsy Grubbs    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Charles L. Cheatham    (SRS, E.I. Dupont Co. MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Eice Helma Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Eddie Bunch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Marion Templeton    (GIBSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Charlie Eugene Hutto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Bevill Benson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Oliver    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Orion B. Poole    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Daisy Mozee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Roy Pate    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Charles L. Cheatham    (SRS, E.I. Dupont Co. MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Gary Lee Graham, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Herbert H. Mayo    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Robert Clarence Mehl    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Gary Lee Graham, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Herbert H. Mayo    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Alice James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Genie Lawton    (ABBEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Alice James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry W. Helberg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Virginia Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charlie Eugene Hutto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Gary McClung    (GRANDBURY, Texas)
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Mr. Charles L. Cheatham    (SRS, E.I. Dupont Co. MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Henry W. Helberg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Bunch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Franklin Harrison Query    (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Trammell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Ted Parks    (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)
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Mr. Siras Andrew Stocks    (SNELLVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Clarence Mehl    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clyde Ray Wright    (WARD, S.C.)
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Mr. Groyt Warren Sammons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Orion B. Poole    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Virginia Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Stripling, Sr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ogle Todd Hinton    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Brinkley Elzie, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Ellen Trammell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. William Robert Mack    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Ervin Lang, Jr.    (HAMPTON, Va.)
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Mrs. Janie Roberson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Gary McClung    (GRANDBURY, Texas)

Mr. Orion B. Poole    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Marion Templeton    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Louie Perry    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Lazenby    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Ted Parks    (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)

Mr. Henry W. Helberg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lois Bevill Benson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Joyce Jean Freeman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances G. Bell    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Alice James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Essie Alford Clark    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Joyce Jean Freeman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Rudenia B. Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Richard Lazenby    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ella Wilkes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Herbert H. Mayo    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. John O. Williams, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Richmond Moseley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Joe M. Tucker    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mrs. Eice Helma Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Groyt Warren Sammons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Daisy Mozee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Milton T. Tonnesen    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Joe M. Tucker    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Daisy Mozee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Retis Oliver Saults    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mr. John O. Williams, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Trammell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances G. Bell    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Virginia Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Herbert H. Mayo    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Charles McKay Hunt, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Stripling, Sr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Daisy Mozee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louie Perry    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Clyde Ray Wright    (WARD, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances G. Bell    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Patty Stewart Dodd    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Earl Templeton    (GIBSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Patty Stewart Dodd    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Richmond Moseley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William Robert Mack    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Glaser "Ted" Burkhardt, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Siras Andrew Stocks    (SNELLVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Eddie Bunch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ann Cain    (GIBSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Milton T. Tonnesen    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Burlese M. Beck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Shirley Sumner Wilson    (KLINE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lois Bevill Benson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Orion B. Poole    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Ellen Trammell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Clyde Ray Wright (WARD, S.C.)

Mr. Eddie Bunch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Mozee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Milton T. Tonnesen (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Virginia Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Eddie Bunch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Eugene Hutto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gary McClung (GRANDBURY, Texas)

Mrs. Genie Lawton (ABBEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Siras Andrew Stocks (SNELLVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. John O. Williams, Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ogle Todd Hinton (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Marion Templeton (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Patty Stewart Dodd (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ted Parks (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)

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

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

Mr. Joe M. Tucker (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Joyce Jean Freeman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Pate (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Charles McKay Hunt, Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Trammell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Stripling, Sr. (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Bevill Benson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Robert Mack (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Franklin Harrison Query (HARRISON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Richard Lazenby (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Mozee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Clarence Mehl (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Alice James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Ella Wilkes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eice Helma Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Alice James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Earl Templeton (GIBSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gary Lee Graham, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Groyt Warren Sammons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Sumner Wilson (KLINE, S.C.)

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

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

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

Railroad clarifies Graniteville accident issues
The Augusta Chronicle's March 8 editorial "Railroad derailed" - accusing Norfolk Southern of misleading victims of the Jan. 6 Graniteville derailment - was misleading.

Railroad clarifies Graniteville accident issues
The Augusta Chronicle's March 8 editorial "Railroad derailed" - accusing Norfolk Southern of misleading victims of the Jan. 6 Graniteville derailment - was misleading.

Railroad clarifies Graniteville accident issues
The Augusta Chronicle's March 8 editorial "Railroad derailed" - accusing Norfolk Southern of misleading victims of the Jan. 6 Graniteville derailment - was misleading.

Augusta boys row to victory at regatta

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Overtime

Snipes has successful day

Friday's prep results

Area sports announcements

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

Augusta boys row to victory at regatta
They were boats that went anything but gently down the stream.

Overtime
Clemson head football coach Tommy Bowden will be the featured speaker at the Clemson Club spring meeting for Aiken, Edgefield and Barnwell counties.

Snipes has successful day
AIKEN - Nekia Farm owner and horse trainer Bruce Snipes walked away from Saturday's Aiken Trials a happy man.

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

Overtime
Clemson head football coach Tommy Bowden will be the featured speaker at the Clemson Club spring meeting for Aiken, Edgefield and Barnwell counties.

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

Pulling together
Rowing crews glide along Langley Pond during the Aiken-Augusta Invitational Regatta.

Clijsters looks like her old self
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters defeated the current top-ranked player, Lindsay Davenport, on Saturday to win her second Pacific Life Open title in three years.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Augusta boys row to victory at regatta
They were boats that went anything but gently down the stream.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

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

Snipes has successful day
AIKEN - Nekia Farm owner and horse trainer Bruce Snipes walked away from Saturday's Aiken Trials a happy man.

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

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

Outdoors calendar

Birthday presents

Birthday presents
specialBirthday presentsGlenn Chapman, of Martinez, fishes often with his striped bass mentor, Ed Lepley, but he opted to try his luck alone on his birthday, Monday, March 7. Chapman used herring as bait and landed four nice stripers and a huge hybrid with a combined weight of 45.5 pounds.

Birthday presents
specialBirthday presentsGlenn Chapman, of Martinez, fishes often with his striped bass mentor, Ed Lepley, but he opted to try his luck alone on his birthday, Monday, March 7. Chapman used herring as bait and landed four nice stripers and a huge hybrid with a combined weight of 45.5 pounds.

Fewer young turkeys means hunt could be more difficult this spring
It might be a little harder to call in a gobbler this spring, according to Georgia's state wild turkey biologist.

Fewer young turkeys means hunt could be more difficult this spring
It might be a little harder to call in a gobbler this spring, according to Georgia's state wild turkey biologist.

Lawmakers work on deadline
ATLANTA - With the clock winding down on the 2005 session of the Georgia General Assembly, lawmakers are turning their attention to the session's key issues and working to push through the biggest bills.

State legislators revisit 'seven deadly sins' law
ATLANTA - For 10 years, there was no question about Jerome McIntosh's whereabouts. The 35-year-old Savannah man was behind bars serving hard time on a kidnapping conviction.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

Fewer young turkeys means hunt could be more difficult this spring

Augusta native yearns for wins

Strange things are happening at Bay Hill

TV movie to chronicle Martha Stewart's legal woes

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

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.

Poll to tell networks which shows to keep
This has been an excellent television season ... mostly.

Poll to tell networks which shows to keep
This has been an excellent television season ... mostly.

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.

'West Wing,' four other NBC shows renewed

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

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.

Former TV reporter tells 'Bad News' about journalism

Poll to tell networks which shows to keep

Former TV reporter tells 'Bad News' about journalism
NEW YORK - Tom Fenton couldn't be more surprised by his new calling at age 74: activist.

Ratings for basic cable networks

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Stand by for more episodes of "Star Wars: Clone Wars" on Cartoon Network.

'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.

Former TV reporter tells 'Bad News' about journalism
NEW YORK - Tom Fenton couldn't be more surprised by his new calling at age 74: activist.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Stand by for more episodes of "Star Wars: Clone Wars" on Cartoon Network.

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.

People in the News

Jackson judge rejects defense request for mistrial

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

Georgia nets easy victory

Georgia nets easy victory
DALLAS - Part one of Georgia's Texas two-step is complete.

Georgia nets easy victory
DALLAS - Part one of Georgia's Texas two-step is complete.

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.

Spurrier hits the practice field

Spurrier hits the practice field
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Wearing a new white Gamecocks visor, Steve Spurrier returned to the college game Saturday, hitting the practice field for the first time as South Carolina coach.

Spurrier hits the practice field
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Wearing a new white Gamecocks visor, Steve Spurrier returned to the college game Saturday, hitting the practice field for the first time as South Carolina coach.

Odds and Ends

Officials better prepared after busy hurricane season

Hurricane forecasters introduce probability map

Promoter wants Christian music to go mainstream

Jewish writer: Jewish leaders wanted Jesus executed

Faith Calendar

Hospice chaplain celebrates 60 years with order

Giving hope to those who need it most