Mayne is first American to win Pritzker Prize in 14 years
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Thomas Mayne, the bad boy of architecture for years before reaping international acclaim in his mid-50s, was named Sunday as the winner of the Pritzker Prize, the field's most prestigious honor.

Volume of literary essays is bound to please

Mayne is first American to win Pritzker Prize in 14 years
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Thomas Mayne, the bad boy of architecture for years before reaping international acclaim in his mid-50s, was named Sunday as the winner of the Pritzker Prize, the field's most prestigious honor.

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.

'Riverdance' celebrates 10 years of pounding feet

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.

'Riverdance' celebrates 10 years of pounding feet
NEW YORK - Young women in matching T-shirts laugh and talk in a corner of the Radio City Music Hall studio. One shares her folding chair with a young man decorated in chains, who casually strokes her leg as an older woman hurries by with a clipboard.

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.

'Riverdance' celebrates 10 years of pounding feet
NEW YORK - Young women in matching T-shirts laugh and talk in a corner of the Radio City Music Hall studio. One shares her folding chair with a young man decorated in chains, who casually strokes her leg as an older woman hurries by with a clipboard.

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.

Time to fill a basket with bunny books

Mayne is first American to win Pritzker Prize in 14 years

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.

Players and owners agree to drop steroid fines

Players and owners agree to drop steroid fines
NEW YORK - Baseball players and owners agreed Sunday to drop the possibility of fines for steroid use, leaving suspensions as the only discipline, according to management's top labor lawyer.

Players and owners agree to drop steroid fines
NEW YORK - Baseball players and owners agreed Sunday to drop the possibility of fines for steroid use, leaving suspensions as the only discipline, according to management's top labor lawyer.

Journey through Bible stirs memory of encounter

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Connor Kristian English

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

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.

Reagan Marie Quattlebaum

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.

Ashlynn Joanna Crabtree

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

Charles Mason Cooper

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.

Cameron Michael Fegan

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.

Megan Riley Synenberg

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

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.

Zachary William Hardy

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.

Ashley Kay Goodrum

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.

Gabriel Dwayne Mathis

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.

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.

Dustin Steven Andrew Powell

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.

William Heath Perry

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.

Thomas Vaughn Boulus

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.

Shelby Alexis Moore

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.

Camille LaVonne Copperwood

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.

Sarah Joanne Newberry

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.

Madison Elizabeth Green

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

Cannon Reed Thompson

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

Benjamin Gabriel Rumph

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

Caley Denise Wilkerson

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

Kayleigh Noelle Mitchell

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.

Jacob Vernon Purvis

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 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

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.

Kimona Tamia Douglas

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.

Grant Baldwin Martin

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.

Hailey Elizabeth Ardis

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.

Mary Holmberg Weatherred

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.

Abraham Clayton Cibak

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.

Kathleen ElizaBeth Panke

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.

Gage Everett Daniel

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

Gabrielle Lakes

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.

Alayna Grace Bush

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.

Ashlynn Brooke Norman

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

5-year-old cuffed, arrested
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A 5-year-old girl was arrested, cuffed and put in back of a police cruiser after an outburst at school where she threw books and boxes, kicked a teacher in the shins, smashed a candy dish, hit an assistant principal in the stomach and drew on the walls.

'Satan' said to appear on turtle's shell
MICHIGANTOWN, Ind. - A turtle that was the only survivor of a pet shop fire may have emerged with a hellish memento.

No sign of wayward pet on doggie death row
MIDDLEBORO, Mass. -- Zippy the pit bull is on the run. At least, that's according to animal control officers who must find the dog and its owner, Austin Zipp, after a judge ordered the animal destroyed on Friday after months of legal wrangling, dog-nappings, and other intrigue, The Enterprise of Brockton reported.

No sign of wayward pet on doggie death row
MIDDLEBORO, Mass. -- Zippy the pit bull is on the run. At least, that's according to animal control officers who must find the dog and its owner, Austin Zipp, after a judge ordered the animal destroyed on Friday after months of legal wrangling, dog-nappings, and other intrigue, The Enterprise of Brockton reported.

Promising outfielder hopes to get his shot with Braves

Cardinals edge Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Anthony Reyes pitched four shutout innings and hit a two-run homer to lead a St. Louis Cardinals split squad over the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Sunday.

Hamstring injury puts Mondesi out
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Braves outfielder Raul Mondesi slightly pulled his right hamstring Sunday and is listed by the club as day-to-day.

Cardinals edge Braves

Cardinals edge Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Anthony Reyes pitched four shutout innings and hit a two-run homer to lead a St. Louis Cardinals split squad over the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Sunday.

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.

Hamstring injury puts Mondesi out

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.

Hamstring injury puts Mondesi out
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Braves outfielder Raul Mondesi slightly pulled his right hamstring Sunday and is listed by the club as day-to-day.

Concern if foreign investors' appetite for the dollar wanes

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.

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:

Professional can make IRS audit less taxing a process
Q: Help! I'm being audited by the IRS. What should I do?

Gas prices hit record highs
LOS ANGELES - Gas prices jumped nearly 13 cents in the past two weeks, reaching record levels as retail prices began to catch up with soaring crude oil prices, an industry analyst said Sunday.

GM faces cost-cutting challenges to survive

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.

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

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

Higher gold prices stir new interest in Western mines
BURNT RIVER CANYON, Ore. - As the icy waters of Clark Creek swirl in his gold pan, Ken Anderson expertly reduces the contents, first to small pebbles, then smaller ones, then to a little sand.

Suits in California delay Wal-Mart supercenters

Concern if foreign investors' appetite for the dollar wanes
WASHINGTON - America buys more than it sells and spends more than it earns. So who bankrolls the shortfalls? Foreign investors.

Richmond County property transfers

BET founder Johnson may let go of the controls
WASHINGTON - Robert Johnson and Black Entertainment Television are known for one thing: each other. Soon, they could go their separate ways after a profitable 25-year relationship.

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

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

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
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Concern if foreign investors' appetite for the dollar wanes
WASHINGTON - America buys more than it sells and spends more than it earns. So who bankrolls the shortfalls? Foreign investors.

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:

Higher gold prices stir new interest in Western mines
BURNT RIVER CANYON, Ore. - As the icy waters of Clark Creek swirl in his gold pan, Ken Anderson expertly reduces the contents, first to small pebbles, then smaller ones, then to a little sand.

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.

Higher gold prices stir new interest in Western mines

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.

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.

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.

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's Davis leaves court for administration

Baseball: Clemson defeats North Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. - Kris Harvey had two hits and drove in four runs to lead Clemson to a 7-3 win over North Carolina on Sunday.

Baseball: Clemson defeats North Carolina

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.

Baseball: Clemson defeats North Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. - Kris Harvey had two hits and drove in four runs to lead Clemson to a 7-3 win over North Carolina on Sunday.

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.

Baseball: Clemson defeats North Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. - Kris Harvey had two hits and drove in four runs to lead Clemson to a 7-3 win over North Carolina on Sunday.

Clemson pounds North Carolina on baseball diamond

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.

Backup lifts Villanova to Sweet 16

Red Raiders rally to send Zags packing

Badgers wipe out Bisons' dreams

Wisconsin-Milwaukee halts flight of Eagles

Tar Heels get easy victory

Wildcats find gaps in Blazers' defense

Wildcats outlast Bearcats

North Carolina State ousts defending champs

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.

Speedy freebie is bad idea
The Richmond County Board of Education would be hard put to find a more wasteful extravagance than its approval to have taxpayers buy them high-speed Internet access for their homes.

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.

Speedy freebie is bad idea
The Richmond County Board of Education would be hard put to find a more wasteful extravagance than its approval to have taxpayers buy them high-speed Internet access for their homes.

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.

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

The budget and pork
In a more perfect world, state lawmakers would spend money only on programs or projects that benefit the whole state, not just local communities. In other words, pork-barrel spending would not be allowed.

Speedy freebie is bad idea

The budget and pork
In a more perfect world, state lawmakers would spend money only on programs or projects that benefit the whole state, not just local communities. In other words, pork-barrel spending would not be allowed.

The budget and pork

Just say no to raises

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

Georgia Tech edges NC State
ATLANTA - Tyler Greene's run-scoring single with one out in the ninth inning capped a three-run rally that gave Georgia Tech an 11-10 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over North Carolina State on Sunday.

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

Georgia Tech edges NC State
ATLANTA - Tyler Greene's run-scoring single with one out in the ninth inning capped a three-run rally that gave Georgia Tech an 11-10 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over North Carolina State on Sunday.

Yellow Jackets fold against Cardinals
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For Georgia Tech to return to the Final Four, coach Paul Hewitt said his team would have to beat a talented opponent playing its best basketball somewhere during its NCAA Tournament run.

Yellow Jackets fold against Cardinals
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For Georgia Tech to return to the Final Four, coach Paul Hewitt said his team would have to beat a talented opponent playing its best basketball somewhere during its NCAA Tournament run.

Yellow Jackets fold against Cardinals

Georgia Tech edges NC State

Yellow Jackets face tough 2nd-round foe

I am allergic to steroids, so I could never be a star

Singh is No. 1, but Perry wins
ORLANDO, Fla. - There's a new No. 1 on the PGA Tour. Not that it matters to Vijay Singh, who went to the top spot in the most unsatisfying of ways.

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

Perry hangs on to win at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. - Vijay Singh returned to No. 1 in the world Sunday and couldn't care less.

Sorenstam wins fourth straight in playoff
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN, Ariz. - Annika Sorenstam won her fourth straight LPGA Tour start, making up four strokes in the last three holes and then beating Lorena Ochoa on the first hole of a playoff in the Safeway International on Sunday.

Perry hangs on to win at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. - Vijay Singh returned to No. 1 in the world Sunday and couldn't care less.

Ochoa falters, stays out front

Sorenstam wins fourth straight in playoff
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN, Ariz. - Annika Sorenstam won her fourth straight LPGA Tour start, making up four strokes in the last three holes and then beating Lorena Ochoa on the first hole of a playoff in the Safeway International on Sunday.

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.

Singh is No. 1, but Perry wins

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.

Sorenstam wins fourth straight in playoff

Perry hangs on to win at Bay Hill

Singh is No. 1, but Perry wins
ORLANDO, Fla. - There's a new No. 1 on the PGA Tour. Not that it matters to Vijay Singh, who went to the top spot in the most unsatisfying of ways.

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.

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.

Former fire chief seeks his job again
Former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few applied for his old job to day.

Former fire chief seeks his job again
Former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few applied for his old job to day.

Internet hookup can be cheap

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.

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

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

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

Get your facts straight on North Korea situation
Not surprisingly, The Chronicle gets it wrong again in their recent editorial "Terrorists don't eat carrots" (March 14). Either the editorial staff should brush up on Korean political history, or they need a good fact-checker. Srinivas Venkata, Martinez

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.

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

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

SPLOST V proposal makes sense

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

Theistic evolution is valid
This is a reply to the recent comments on evolution and creation. Sean Joiner, Martinez

GOP meddles with will of voters

Get your facts straight on North Korea situation
Not surprisingly, The Chronicle gets it wrong again in their recent editorial "Terrorists don't eat carrots" (March 14). Either the editorial staff should brush up on Korean political history, or they need a good fact-checker.Srinivas Venkata, Martinez

Commissioners must unite
Augusta commissioners are elected by the voters in their district to represent them in matters concerning Richmond County. The commissioners need to understand that they should be working for all of Richmond County as a whole. But they can still be loyal to the people in their district. Butch Calkins, Augusta

Theistic evolution is valid
This is a reply to the recent comments on evolution and creation.Sean Joiner, Martinez

Theistic evolution is valid

Commissioners must unite
Augusta commissioners are elected by the voters in their district to represent them in matters concerning Richmond County. The commissioners need to understand that they should be working for all of Richmond County as a whole. But they can still be loyal to the people in their district.Butch Calkins, 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

Commissioners must unite

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

Get your facts straight on North Korea situation

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.

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

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

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

U2's Bono starts socially conscious fashion brand

Mobile technology meets literature in Japan

The hot-ticket item for younger kids: cell phones

Living briefs

Road trip has educational value

Counties have proposed pooch parks

Poison for skin isn't so terrible

Good windows come with higher price, benefits

All around the house with digitally recorded TV

Family members should not hold showers

Group attempts to unlock corn's genetic code

Travel briefs

Columbia County home full of down-home charm

'Natural' ingredients can be bad for skin

'Ghosts' on your ceiling?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

'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.

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:

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

Group attempts to unlock corn's genetic code
ST. LOUIS - A trade group overseeing an effot to unlock corn's genetic code says more than 120 researchers have already used a Web database created to speed up development of biotech crops.

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?

Mobile technology meets literature in Japan
TOKYO - Your eyes probably hurt just thinking about it: Tens of thousands of Japanese cell-phone owners are poring over full-length novels on their tiny screens.

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

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.

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.

Kids and cells phones: what are the health risks ?
SEATTLE - Parents should think twice before giving in to a middle-schooler's demands for a cell phone, some scientists say, because potential long-term health risks remain unclear.

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.

Mobile technology meets literature in Japan
TOKYO - Your eyes probably hurt just thinking about it: Tens of thousands of Japanese cell-phone owners are poring over full-length novels on their tiny screens.

'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.

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.

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.

The hot-ticket item for younger kids: cell phones
CHICAGO - There were two things 11-year-old Patty Wiegner really, really, really wanted for Christmas. One was a furry, playful dog that's now filling her parents' home with the sound of barking. The other gift makes a different kind of noise - it has a ring tone that mimics rapper 50 Cent's hit song "Candy Shop."

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.

All around the house with digitally recorded TV
MINNEAPOLIS - Digital video recorders like TiVo long ago freed us from the tyranny of network schedules. The newest DVRs provide liberation from the need to coordinate our viewing with the rest of the household.

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

The hot-ticket item for younger kids: cell phones
CHICAGO - There were two things 11-year-old Patty Wiegner really, really, really wanted for Christmas. One was a furry, playful dog that's now filling her parents' home with the sound of barking. The other gift makes a different kind of noise - it has a ring tone that mimics rapper 50 Cent's hit song "Candy Shop."

Group attempts to unlock corn's genetic code
ST. LOUIS - A trade group overseeing an effot to unlock corn's genetic code says more than 120 researchers have already used a Web database created to speed up development of biotech crops.

All around the house with digitally recorded TV
MINNEAPOLIS - Digital video recorders like TiVo long ago freed us from the tyranny of network schedules. The newest DVRs provide liberation from the need to coordinate our viewing with the rest of the household.

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.

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.

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

Playoff hopes fade as Lynx lose third in row

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 get defender, forward in 2 deals

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 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.

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.

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.

Former fire chief seeks his job again
Former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few applied for his old job to day.

Across the area
A Wilkes County man was killed Sunday afternoon when his three-wheel all-terrain vehicle collided with another three-wheeler, police said.

Lawyer stands up for the worst cases
William Kenny Stevens was furious with his defense attorney at the end of his third death penalty trial in Richmond County Superior Court.

Across the area

Unwanted pets still numerous
When the new $2.4 million shelter on Mack Lane opened 14 months ago, cleaner, brighter and five times the size of its predecessor next door, officials at Augusta Animal Services hoped it would attract more visitors and increase the number of animals headed to loving families instead of to the county landfill.

News you can use

Hunt hopes for report on disaster
AIKEN - Plans to reconstruct the Graniteville disaster with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to generate a guide for other emergency agencies have fallen through, officials said last week.

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:

Across the southeast

Five questions
Carla McFeely is the property manager for Old Government House, built in 1801 as a brick, Federal-style courthouse for Richmond County and converted in 1839 into a stuccoed, Greek-revival-style mansion by Savannah shipping magnate Col. Christopher FitzSimmons. For 75 years, the Telfair Street mansion was the home of Eugene Murphy, a physician who practiced medicine there. The city-owned building is a popular venue for weddings, receptions and other special events.

Lawmakers work on deadline

Higher utility bill shines light on greener energy
ATLANTA - Erica Frank's idea of home improvement involves a little more than driving down to the local hardware store.

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.

Some worry bills will mar environment
ATLANTA - In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, trees were chopped down near Georgia's Altamaha and Flint rivers and floated down the waterways. Along the way, some got stuck in the riverbeds, where they remain to this day.

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.

Some worry bills will mar environment
ATLANTA - In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, trees were chopped down near Georgia's Altamaha and Flint rivers and floated down the waterways. Along the way, some got stuck in the riverbeds, where they remain to this day.

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

Politicians star in own drama
ATLANTA - Legislators exhibit multiple personalities, which is why they belong in an institution - like the House or Senate.

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.

Lake cleanup teaches lessons about pollution
Science teacher Carl Hammond-Beyer held a foot-long muskrat in front of him by its wiry tail.

Lake cleanup teaches lessons about pollution
Science teacher Carl Hammond-Beyer held a foot-long muskrat in front of him by its wiry tail.

Across the area
A Wilkes County man was killed Sunday afternoon when his three-wheel all-terrain vehicle collided with another three-wheeler, police said.

The week ahead
Man, what is up with all this crime? When Martha Stewart was actually told to serve a prison sentence, I knew strange times were coming, but all this? Atlanta, Wisconsin, Florida - all had the kinds of incidents you used to have to go to the movies to see. Now you can see this right at home, and not in some scripted TV show - on the news! Folks have lost their bleeping minds! (Excuse my language; I am a Christian.)

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A 33-year-old Blythewood man is wanted in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy just outside of Greenville, authorities said.

Shootings mar Atlanta's image

Cox Newspapers' first editor in chief dies at 79
ATLANTA - Charles E. Glover, a veteran journalist who was the first editor in chief of media company Cox Enterprises Inc.'s newspaper group, has died. He was 79.

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Grier Anthony Brown, 8 months, of Augusta.

Couey is sent to home county

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.

Correction

High school students compete in pageant
ATLANTA - Contestants in one Georgia high school beauty pageant are proving that being white, blonde or even thin is not necessary to win.

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.

Advocates pleased House budget prioritized education
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The budget as passed by the South Carolina House puts an additional $315 million into education funding - a move hailed by lawmakers and advocates.

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:

Seafood Alliance pushing local catches
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - In an effort to get more restaurants to serve locally caught fish and shrimp, the South Carolina Seafood Alliance is encouraging customers to ask for "South Carolina Originals" when they go out to eat.

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."

Monorail company scales back plans
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Futrex Inc. and the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority are asking the federal government for another chance to develop a monorail system.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Some worry bills will mar environment

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.

Unwanted pets still numerous

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."

High school students compete in pageant

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.

Monorail company scales back plans

Politicians star in own drama
ATLANTA - Legislators exhibit multiple personalities, which is why they belong in an institution - like the House or Senate.

Politicians star in own drama

Higher utility bill shines light on greener energy
ATLANTA - Erica Frank's idea of home improvement involves a little more than driving down to the local hardware store.

Cox Newspapers' first editor in chief dies at 79

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

The week ahead

Announcer keeps things going at Aiken Trials

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

State legislators revisit 'seven deadly sins' law

Five questions
Carla McFeely is the property manager for Old Government House, built in 1801 as a brick, Federal-style courthouse for Richmond County and converted in 1839 into a stuccoed, Greek-revival-style mansion by Savannah shipping magnate Col. Christopher FitzSimmons. For 75 years, the Telfair Street mansion was the home of Eugene Murphy, a physician who practiced medicine there. The city-owned building is a popular venue for weddings, receptions and other special events.

Sheriff: Jessica Lunsford was sexually assaulted

Lawyer stands up for the worst cases

Allergies present ongoing dilemma

Hunt hopes for report on disaster

Residents object to utility fee

Lake cleanup teaches lessons about pollution

Across South Carolina

Higher utility bill shines light on greener energy

Where we live

Five questions

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Seafood Alliance pushing local catches

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 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.

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.

Former fire chief seeks his job again

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.

Advocates pleased House budget prioritized education

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Hunt hopes for report on disaster
AIKEN - Plans to reconstruct the Graniteville disaster with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to generate a guide for other emergency agencies have fallen through, officials said last week.

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

Unwanted pets still numerous
When the new $2.4 million shelter on Mack Lane opened 14 months ago, cleaner, brighter and five times the size of its predecessor next door, officials at Augusta Animal Services hoped it would attract more visitors and increase the number of animals headed to loving families instead of to the county landfill.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Lawyer stands up for the worst cases
William Kenny Stevens was furious with his defense attorney at the end of his third death penalty trial in Richmond County Superior Court.

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.

Monorail company scales back plans
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Futrex Inc. and the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority are asking the federal government for another chance to develop a monorail system.

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.

Seafood Alliance pushing local catches
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - In an effort to get more restaurants to serve locally caught fish and shrimp, the South Carolina Seafood Alliance is encouraging customers to ask for "South Carolina Originals" when they go out to eat.

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:

Advocates pleased House budget prioritized education
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The budget as passed by the South Carolina House puts an additional $315 million into education funding - a move hailed by lawmakers and advocates.

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.

High school students compete in pageant
ATLANTA - Contestants in one Georgia high school beauty pageant are proving that being white, blonde or even thin is not necessary to win.

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.

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.

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 Grier Anthony Brown, 8 months, of Augusta.

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.

Cox Newspapers' first editor in chief dies at 79
ATLANTA - Charles E. Glover, a veteran journalist who was the first editor in chief of media company Cox Enterprises Inc.'s newspaper group, has died. He was 79.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Police responded to a report of a fight, but when they arrived at the sports bar, they found two dead men in a parking lot at one of the busiest intersections in Sandy Springs.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A 33-year-old Blythewood man is wanted in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy just outside of Greenville, authorities said.

The week ahead
Man, what is up with all this crime? When Martha Stewart was actually told to serve a prison sentence, I knew strange times were coming, but all this? Atlanta, Wisconsin, Florida - all had the kinds of incidents you used to have to go to the movies to see. Now you can see this right at home, and not in some scripted TV show - on the news! Folks have lost their bleeping minds! (Excuse my language; I am a Christian.)

Sheriff: Jessica Lunsford was sexually assaulted

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.

I am allergic to steroids, so I could never be a star
Sports fans, I have singled out yet another reason I am not a world-renowned, wealthy (former) baseball star who keeps his fame and fortune alive by hawking cell phones, beer and underwear in commercials and popping up occasionally in cameo appearances on sitcoms.

I am allergic to steroids, so I could never be a star
Sports fans, I have singled out yet another reason I am not a world-renowned, wealthy (former) baseball star who keeps his fame and fortune alive by hawking cell phones, beer and underwear in commercials and popping up occasionally in cameo appearances on sitcoms.

Elijah Wood goes from hobbit to 'Hooligans'
AUSTIN, Texas - Before he ever threw a punch in "Hooligans," Elijah Wood had to fight just to get the movie made.

'The Ring 2' debuts with $36 million

Glickman eases into MPAA job
LAS VEGAS - Dan Glickman has one of the toughest acts in Hollywood to follow.

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.

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:

'The Ring 2' debuts with $36 million
LOS ANGELES - Naomi Watts ran rings around the competition as her horror sequel "The Ring 2" took in $36 million to debut as the top weekend movie.

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

Elijah Wood goes from hobbit to 'Hooligans'
AUSTIN, Texas - Before he ever threw a punch in "Hooligans," Elijah Wood had to fight just to get the movie made.

Glickman eases into MPAA job

Elijah Wood goes from hobbit to 'Hooligans'

'The Ring 2' debuts with $36 million
LOS ANGELES - Naomi Watts ran rings around the competition as her horror sequel "The Ring 2" took in $36 million to debut as the top weekend movie.

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.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Glickman eases into MPAA job
LAS VEGAS - Dan Glickman has one of the toughest acts in Hollywood to follow.

Real 'girl power' starts in Seattle, ends in stardom

Real 'girl power' starts in Seattle, ends in stardom
SAN FRANCISCO - A few murmurs and giggles broke as the audience filtered into a recent show at the venerable Slim's nightclub, where a small red drum kit and low electric keyboard were near the front of the stage. They looked oddly like something children would use.

Real 'girl power' starts in Seattle, ends in stardom
SAN FRANCISCO - A few murmurs and giggles broke as the audience filtered into a recent show at the venerable Slim's nightclub, where a small red drum kit and low electric keyboard were near the front of the stage. They looked oddly like something children would use.

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Edwards earns win in photo finish

Edwards earns win in photo finish
HAMPTON, Ga. - As Carl Edwards ran behind Jimmie Johnson in the closing laps of Sunday's Golden Corral 500, he suddenly remembered something he read in Jack Hewitt's book, Hewitt's Law.

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

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.

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.

Edwards earns win in photo finish
HAMPTON, Ga. - As Carl Edwards ran behind Jimmie Johnson in the closing laps of Sunday's Golden Corral 500, he suddenly remembered something he read in Jack Hewitt's book, Hewitt's Law.

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
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
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Suddenly, Sam Hornish Jr. is back.

Two-time champ takes flag again

New coach Johnson guides Mavericks to victory over Bobcats

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

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
DALLAS - While Don Nelson was never that far away, the Dallas Mavericks are now Avery Johnson's team.

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?

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 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.

North Carolina State ousts defending champs
WORCESTER, Mass. - Julius Hodge looked up and saw Rudy Gay smiling with the game on the line. There was no way Hodge would let the Connecticut freshman stand there smirking as the final seconds ticked away.

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.

Backup lifts Villanova to Sweet 16
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Basket by basket, rebound by rebound, Villanova's Jason Fraser stirred memories of 20 years ago.

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

Tar Heels get easy victory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sean May and sixth man Marvin Williams bullied North Carolina back to the round of 16, leaving Iowa State's six-man rotation gasping for air along the way.

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?

North Carolina State ousts defending champs
WORCESTER, Mass. - Julius Hodge looked up and saw Rudy Gay smiling with the game on the line. There was no way Hodge would let the Connecticut freshman stand there smirking as the final seconds ticked away.

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.

Badgers wipe out Bisons' dreams
OKLAHOMA CITY - Maybe Bucknell could have found a scheme to stop Wisconsin's Mike Wilkinson or Zach Morley. Handling both, however, was too much for the upstart Bison.

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

Backup lifts Villanova to Sweet 16
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Basket by basket, rebound by rebound, Villanova's Jason Fraser stirred memories of 20 years ago.

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.

Tar Heels get easy victory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sean May and sixth man Marvin Williams bullied North Carolina back to the round of 16, leaving Iowa State's six-man rotation gasping for air along the way.

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

'Warrior' excels as Cowboys win
OKLAHOMA CITY - Ivan McFarlin swiped the ball, hurtled down the court and crashed to the hardwood - then got up with a smile. He was having the game of his career.

Badgers wipe out Bisons' dreams
OKLAHOMA CITY - Maybe Bucknell could have found a scheme to stop Wisconsin's Mike Wilkinson or Zach Morley. Handling both, however, was too much for the upstart Bison.

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Mr. Cleveland Cain    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Orion B. Poole    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Cleveland Cain (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Pate (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Eugene Hutto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene "Gene" Davie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lula Johnson Whitaker (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Richard Kirk Murphy (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Trammell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charlie Eugene Hutto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Edward Tobin, Sr. (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

Ms. Eula Pryor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Alice James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Wilkes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Eddie Bunch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Mozee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary S. Kelley (ARLINGTON, Va.)

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

Ms. Deborah Jean Nelson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Anthony G. Ferguson, Jr. (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Kathleen Abney Watts ( GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Earl Templeton (GIBSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Henry Eleazer (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Bertha Moore Reid (THOMSON, 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.

Overtime

Snipes has successful day

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Augusta boys row to victory at regatta

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.

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

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

Johnson falls short in PBA championship bid
WYOMING, Mich. - Liz Johnson made bowling history Sunday afternoon, but still was disappointed.

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

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.

Overtime
In Indian Wells, Calif., top-ranked Roger Federer had every part of his game working Sunday, beating No. 2 Lleyton Hewitt 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 to successfully defend his Pacific Life Open title.

Overtime
In Indian Wells, Calif., top-ranked Roger Federer had every part of his game working Sunday, beating No. 2 Lleyton Hewitt 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 to successfully defend his Pacific Life Open title.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Outdoors calendar

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.

Thousands re-enact Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem
JERUSALEM - Thousands of Christian pilgrims, the crowd swelled by foreigners taking advantage of a lull in Israeli-Palestinian violence, waved palm fronds Sunday as they marched from the Mount of Olives into the Jerusalem's Old City to re-enact Jesus' triumphant return.

Pope makes brief Palm Sunday appearance
VATICAN CITY - Pressing his hand to his head and pounding a lectern in apparent frustration, Pope John Paul II made a brief but silent appearance at his apartment window after missing his first Palm Sunday Mass in 26 years as pontiff.

Pope makes brief Palm Sunday appearance
VATICAN CITY - Pressing his hand to his head and pounding a lectern in apparent frustration, Pope John Paul II made a brief but silent appearance at his apartment window after missing his first Palm Sunday Mass in 26 years as pontiff.

Thousands re-enact Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem
JERUSALEM - Thousands of Christian pilgrims, the crowd swelled by foreigners taking advantage of a lull in Israeli-Palestinian violence, waved palm fronds Sunday as they marched from the Mount of Olives into the Jerusalem's Old City to re-enact Jesus' triumphant return.

Fewer young turkeys means hunt could be more difficult this spring

Strange things are happening at Bay Hill

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

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

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.

Former TV reporter tells 'Bad News' about journalism

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

Poll to tell networks which shows to keep

'CBS Sunday Morning' thriving
NEW YORK - The 26-year-old "CBS Sunday Morning," more an oasis of calm than an outpost of cool every weekend, is quietly growing in popularity despite a more crowded news environment.

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

'CBS Sunday Morning' thriving

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.

'CBS Sunday Morning' thriving
NEW YORK - The 26-year-old "CBS Sunday Morning," more an oasis of calm than an outpost of cool every weekend, is quietly growing in popularity despite a more crowded news environment.

Actress relates to the adoption issues of TV movie
LOS ANGELES - When Mercedes Ruehl was sent the script of the Lifetime movie "Mom at Sixteen," nobody involved with the production knew how personally connected she would feel to the story.

LSU tops Diamond Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - LSU jumped on ace reliever Will Startup for four runs in the eighth and ninth innings to post a 6-4 comeback victory over Georgia on Sunday, completing a sweep of their three-game Southeastern Conference series.

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

Georgia nets easy victory

14-year-old ready to become Bulldog
Alina Lee is preparing to take the next step on her golfing journey.

LSU tops Diamond Dogs

14-year-old ready to become Bulldog
Alina Lee is preparing to take the next step on her golfing journey.

LSU tops Diamond Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - LSU jumped on ace reliever Will Startup for four runs in the eighth and ninth innings to post a 6-4 comeback victory over Georgia on Sunday, completing a sweep of their three-game Southeastern Conference series.

14-year-old ready to become Bulldog

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

Baseball: Arkansas drops South Carolina

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.

Baseball: Arkansas drops South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Danny Hamblin homered and drove in three runs to lead Arkansas over South Carolina 5-3 in Southeastern Conference action Sunday.

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.

No sign of wayward pet on doggie death row

Pope makes brief Palm Sunday appearance

Thousands re-enact Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem