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.

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.

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.

Time to fill a basket with bunny books

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.

'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

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

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.

William Heath Perry

Gabriel Dwayne Mathis

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

Zachary William Hardy

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.

Alexandria Elizabeth Bame

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.

Megan Riley Synenberg

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.

Charles Mason Cooper

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.

Ashlynn Joanna Crabtree

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.

Connor Kristian English

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.

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.

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.

McKenzie Lea Gaines

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.

Reagan Marie Quattlebaum

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.

Cameron Michael Fegan

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.

Ashley Kay Goodrum

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

Dustin Steven Andrew Powell

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.

Camille LaVonne Copperwood

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

Sarah Joanne Newberry

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.

Madison Elizabeth Green

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.

Cannon Reed Thompson

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.

Caley Denise Wilkerson

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

Kayleigh Noelle Mitchell

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.

Jacob Vernon Purvis

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.

Sarah Cathryn Horner

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.

Kenneth Claude Dunn

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.

Hailey Elizabeth Ardis

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.

Mary Holmberg Weatherred

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.

Abraham Clayton Cibak

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Lucia Maran Lammers

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.

Kathleen ElizaBeth Panke

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.

Gage Everett Daniel

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.

Alayna Grace Bush

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.

Thomas Vaughn Boulus

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.

Shelby Alexis Moore

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.

Benjamin Gabriel Rumph

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.

Kimona Tamia Douglas

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

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.

Gabrielle Lakes

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.

Ashlynn Brooke Norman

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Richmond County property transfers

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.

Pickling is sweet dill

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.

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.

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.

Business calendar

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

GM faces cost-cutting challenges to survive

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:

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

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.

Suits in California delay Wal-Mart supercenters

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.

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
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.

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.

Demolition makes room for tenants

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

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.

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

Rivalry lowers funds' costs

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.

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

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's Davis leaves court for administration

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

Wisconsin-Milwaukee halts flight of Eagles

Wildcats outlast Bearcats

Florida survives Ohio in first-round

Red Raiders rally to send Zags packing

Wildcats find gaps in Blazers' defense

Honesty strikes out

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.

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.

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.

Just say no to raises

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
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

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.

Don't be spoilsports

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.

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.

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.

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

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."

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

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
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.

Jackets fend off Colonials to advance

Yellow Jackets face tough 2nd-round foe

Perry leads as dusk falls at Bay Hill

Ochoa falters, stays out front

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kids' moral needs not always met

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.

Headline promoted gay agenda

Board doesn't need fast Internet

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.

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

SPLOST V proposal makes sense

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

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

GOP meddles with will of voters

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

Internet hookup can be cheap

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

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

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

Animal neglect also is horrific

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
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

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

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.

Poison for skin isn't so terrible

Good windows come with higher price, benefits

'Natural' ingredients can be bad for skin

Family members should not hold showers

'Ghosts' on your ceiling?

Living briefs

U2's Bono starts socially conscious fashion brand

Road trip has educational value

Travel briefs

Reef madness enters homes by way of coral

Counties have proposed pooch parks

Style briefs

Study: Many who pledge abstinence substitute risky behavior

Designer Tracy Reese receives critical acclaim

Columbia County home full of down-home charm

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

'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
In March Madness terms, this was the equivalent of an underdog facing a No. 1 seed.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Reece resigns after problem with assessors

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.

Grand jury urges plan for jails

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:

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

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

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."

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.

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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

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.

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.

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.

Work will cause little turbulence

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.

Dedication at MCG honors body donors

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Wanted man caught in South Carolina

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.

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.

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

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
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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kid of the Day

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:

Announcer keeps things going at Aiken Trials

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.

Police say man admitted killing

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 the area

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Correction

Officials begin budget review

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.

Across Georgia

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.

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.

Where we live

New you can use

Across the area

Conference offers lesson in history

News you can use

Edgefield gets 3 new map choices

Couey is sent to home county

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.

Allergies present ongoing dilemma

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.

Across Georgia

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.

State legislators revisit 'seven deadly sins' law

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.

Shootings mar Atlanta's image

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

Across the southeast

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Residents object to utility fee

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

Lawmakers work on deadline

Sheriff: Jessica Lunsford was sexually assaulted

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.

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.

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

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

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.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

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

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
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.

Day off doesn't bother Newman

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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?

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Mr. James Ervin Lang, Jr.    (HAMPTON, Va.)
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Mrs. Janie Roberson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Gary McClung    (GRANDBURY, Texas)
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Mrs. Genie Lawton    (ABBEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances G. Bell    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Alice James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry W. Helberg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Louie Perry    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Orion B. Poole    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Trammell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Trammell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles L. Cheatham    (SRS, E.I. Dupont Co. MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Jean Freeman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Bunch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Virginia Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Daisy Mozee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Ted Parks    (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)
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Mr. Charles L. Cheatham    (SRS, E.I. Dupont Co. MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Herbert H. Mayo    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Gary Lee Graham, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Alice James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Gary McClung    (GRANDBURY, Texas)

Mrs. Genie Lawton    (ABBEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Richard Lazenby    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Henry W. Helberg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Betsy Grubbs    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Charlie Eugene Hutto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Alice James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles L. Cheatham    (SRS, E.I. Dupont Co. MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Earl Marion Templeton    (GIBSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Eddie Bunch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lois Bevill Benson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Trammell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Franklin Harrison Query    (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mr. Siras Andrew Stocks    (SNELLVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Clyde Ray Wright    (WARD, S.C.)
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Mr. Glaser "Ted" Burkhardt, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Orion B. Poole    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
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Mr. Groyt Warren Sammons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Virginia Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Pate    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ogle Todd Hinton    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. William Robert Mack    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Bevill Benson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Janie Roberson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Eddie Bunch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Orion B. Poole    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Clarence Mehl    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Louie Perry    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Ted Parks    (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)

Mr. Earl Marion Templeton    (GIBSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Eugene Hutto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Bevill Benson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Frances G. Bell    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Eice Helma Dixon    (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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Mr. Richard Lazenby    (THOMSON, 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. Groyt Warren Sammons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Joe M. Tucker    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mr. Richmond Moseley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Daisy Mozee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Orion B. Poole    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
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Mr. Joe M. Tucker    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Herbert H. Mayo    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ella Wilkes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Mozee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John O. Williams, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Retis Oliver Saults    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Rudenia B. Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances G. Bell    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ogle Todd Hinton    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Daisy Mozee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Milton T. Tonnesen    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Clyde Ray Wright    (WARD, S.C.)

Mrs. Shirley Sumner Wilson    (KLINE, S.C.)
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Mr. James Ervin Lang, Jr.    (HAMPTON, Va.)

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

Mr. Richmond Moseley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mr. Eddie Bunch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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Mr. Glaser "Ted" Burkhardt, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Ann Cain    (GIBSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Beatrice L. Ballard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Beatrice L. Ballard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Jean Freeman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Bunch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Clarence Mehl (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ella Wilkes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Lois Bevill Benson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Virginia Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Eddie Bunch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Lazenby (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eice Helma Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gary McClung (GRANDBURY, Texas)

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

Mrs. Ogle Todd Hinton (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Daisy Mozee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Robert Mack (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Marion Templeton (GIBSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Trammell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Templeton (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Mozee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ted Parks (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)

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

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

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

Mr. Groyt Warren Sammons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Franklin Harrison Query (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Siras Andrew Stocks (SNELLVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charlie Eugene Hutto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Trammell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Roy Pate (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

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.

Overtime

Augusta boys row to victory at regatta

Friday's prep results

Area sports announcements

Snipes has successful day

Overtime

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

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

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.

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

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Fewer young turkeys means hunt could be more difficult this spring

Strange things are happening at Bay Hill

Augusta native yearns for wins

'West Wing,' four other NBC shows renewed

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
LOS ANGELES - "The West Wing" has been re-elected to a seventh term by NBC.

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

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.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Ratings for basic cable networks

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Former TV reporter tells 'Bad News' about journalism

TV movie to chronicle Martha Stewart's legal woes

Poll to tell networks which shows to keep

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

Jackson judge rejects defense request for mistrial

People in the News

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 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.

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

Hurricane forecasters introduce probability map

Officials better prepared after busy hurricane season

Jewish writer: Jewish leaders wanted Jesus executed

Hospice chaplain celebrates 60 years with order

Promoter wants Christian music to go mainstream

Giving hope to those who need it most

Faith Calendar