Sen. Clinton attends preview of first ladies' exhibit
NEW YORK - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' grade school report cards and Eleanor Roosevelt's license to pack a pistol are part of an exhibit on the lives of the two iconic first ladies that opened Tuesday at the New-York Historical Society.

Sen. Clinton attends preview of first ladies' exhibit

Show is drawn from richness of Gullah culture
Jonathan Green's bright, bold canvases on display at the Morris Museum of Art are about connection.

Sen. Clinton attends preview of first ladies' exhibit
NEW YORK - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' grade school report cards and Eleanor Roosevelt's license to pack a pistol are part of an exhibit on the lives of the two iconic first ladies that opened Tuesday at the New-York Historical Society.

Top-notch pitchers might have showdown
It has the makings of a classic pitching matchup: Augusta State's Amy Dumas vs. USC Aiken's Stacie Oakley.

Top-notch pitchers might have showdown

Top-notch pitchers might have showdown
It has the makings of a classic pitching matchup: Augusta State's Amy Dumas vs. USC Aiken's Stacie Oakley.

Bonds says he might not play this season
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Coming off knee surgery and caught up in baseball's steroids scandal, Barry Bonds said he may not play at all this season - despite standing on the doorstep of the sport's most hallowed record.

Bonds says he might not play this season

Bonds says he might not play this season
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Coming off knee surgery and caught up in baseball's steroids scandal, Barry Bonds said he may not play at all this season - despite standing on the doorstep of the sport's most hallowed record.

Odds and Ends
RICHLAND, Wash. - Army Pfc. Douglas Lambe got on a plane in northern Iraq on the day his son was due to be born. As it turned out he arrived with eight hours to spare.

Odds and Ends
RICHLAND, Wash. - Army Pfc. Douglas Lambe got on a plane in northern Iraq on the day his son was due to be born. As it turned out he arrived with eight hours to spare.

Readers upset after paper prints wrong winning number
NEW YORK - Lucky 13 turned out to be not so lucky in New York.

Mets squeak by Braves
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Ramon Castro is embracing his new role as the New York Mets' backup catcher.

Snead's speed gets him noticed

Snead's speed gets him noticed
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Brian Jordan briefly removed his left fielder's hat earlier this week and slapped on a GM's cap.

Braves: Hudson gets praise for fastballs

Mets squeak by Braves
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Ramon Castro is embracing his new role as the New York Mets' backup catcher.

Mets squeak by Braves

Braves: Hudson gets praise for fastballs
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - He might not have the faux professor look going on, but Tim Hudson's corner-painting, pinpoint-precise fastball is already earning him comparisons to four-time Cy Young winner and former Brave Greg Maddux.

Braves: Hudson gets praise for fastballs
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - He might not have the faux professor look going on, but Tim Hudson's corner-painting, pinpoint-precise fastball is already earning him comparisons to four-time Cy Young winner and former Brave Greg Maddux.

Snead's speed gets him noticed
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Brian Jordan briefly removed his left fielder's hat earlier this week and slapped on a GM's cap.

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - The Army expects to miss its recruiting goals this month and next and is working on a revised sales pitch appealing to the patriotism of parents, Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey said Wednesday.

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - The Army expects to miss its recruiting goals this month and next and is working on a revised sales pitch appealing to the patriotism of parents, Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey said Wednesday.

Aiken sees boost in commercial companies
AIKEN - The city of Aiken is experiencing a spurt of commercial growth that includes new dining, grocery, clothing and home accessory chain stores.

People accept limits on care
NEW YORK - Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance are becoming more willing to accept limits on their choice of providers in order to save on their medical expenses, a new study found.

Crude prices drop more than $2 a barrel
Oil prices fell more than $2 a barrel Wednesday after the U.S. government said crude supplies grew last week and as traders appeared to react to rising interest rates, which could slow economic growth.

Fed delivers seventh quarter-point rate increase

Stocks mix as low oil prices offset report
NEW YORK - Stocks wobbled to a mixed finish Wednesday as dramatically lower oil prices offset a government report that offered new evidence of rising inflation.

Dealer's move may add jobs

Consumer prices jump in February
WASHINGTON - Consumer prices in February registered their biggest increase in four months, forcing people to shell out more to cover energy, medical and education bills.

Crude futures decline sharply
VIENNA, Austria - Traders chalked up a sharp decline in oil prices Tuesday to profit-taking ahead of the U.S. government's next petroleum supply report.

Companies pay SEC fines over mutual funds
WASHINGTON - Citigroup Inc. and Putnam Investments will pay civil fines of $20 million and $40 million respectively to resolve federal regulators' allegations that they kept from customers the fact that brokers were paid to recommend certain mutual funds, creating a conflict of interest.

Crude prices drop more than $2 a barrel
Oil prices fell more than $2 a barrel Wednesday after the U.S. government said crude supplies grew last week and as traders appeared to react to rising interest rates, which could slow economic growth.

Aiken sees boost in commercial companies
AIKEN - The city of Aiken is experiencing a spurt of commercial growth that includes new dining, grocery, clothing and home accessory chain stores.

Crude futures decline sharply
VIENNA, Austria - Traders chalked up a sharp decline in oil prices Tuesday to profit-taking ahead of the U.S. government's next petroleum supply report.

People accept limits on care
NEW YORK - Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance are becoming more willing to accept limits on their choice of providers in order to save on their medical expenses, a new study found.

Panel warned against combining income, consumption taxes

Delta may see new cost cuts
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. will have to cut more costs to deal with increases in fuel prices because raising ticket fares alone will not do the job, the struggling carrier's chief executive said Wednesday.

People accept limits on care

Panel warned against combining income, consumption taxes
NEW ORLEANS - A poorly designed tax system overhaul to make the current income tax more like a consumption tax would be "the worst of all worlds," experts told a presidential commission Wednesday.

Stocks mix as low oil prices offset report

Companies pay SEC fines over mutual funds
WASHINGTON - Citigroup Inc. and Putnam Investments will pay civil fines of $20 million and $40 million respectively to resolve federal regulators' allegations that they kept from customers the fact that brokers were paid to recommend certain mutual funds, creating a conflict of interest.

Panel warned against combining income, consumption taxes
NEW ORLEANS - A poorly designed tax system overhaul to make the current income tax more like a consumption tax would be "the worst of all worlds," experts told a presidential commission Wednesday.

Consumer prices jump in February
WASHINGTON - Consumer prices in February registered their biggest increase in four months, forcing people to shell out more to cover energy, medical and education bills.

Fed delivers seventh quarter-point rate increase
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Tuesday pushed a key interest rate up by a quarter-point to 2.75 percent as it continued its campaign to gradually nudge rates high enough to make sure that a rebounding economy does not trigger unwanted inflation.

Stocks mix as low oil prices offset report
NEW YORK - Stocks wobbled to a mixed finish Wednesday as dramatically lower oil prices offset a government report that offered new evidence of rising inflation.

Aiken sees boost in commercial companies

Crude futures decline sharply

Companies pay SEC fines over mutual funds

Fed delivers seventh quarter-point rate increase
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Tuesday pushed a key interest rate up by a quarter-point to 2.75 percent as it continued its campaign to gradually nudge rates high enough to make sure that a rebounding economy does not trigger unwanted inflation.

Crude prices drop more than $2 a barrel

Dealer's move may add jobs
An Augusta business will be relocating to Columbia County's Horizon North Business Center in Grovetown.

Delta may see new cost cuts

Dealer's move may add jobs
An Augusta business will be relocating to Columbia County's Horizon North Business Center in Grovetown.

Business briefs

Pfizer plant will keep running - for now
Pfizer's Augusta plant will not close anytime soon. Two months after a self-imposed deadline to sell or close the Lovers Lane pharmaceutical facility, Pfizer officials say a sale is close enough to keep the plant open until the deal is closed.

Consumer prices jump in February

Delta may see new cost cuts
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. will have to cut more costs to deal with increases in fuel prices because raising ticket fares alone will not do the job, the struggling carrier's chief executive said Wednesday.

Marcus Vick addresses past, looks to future
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Marcus Vick returned to practice with Virginia Tech on Wednesday, apologizing for the indiscretions that cost him a season on the field and pledging to take advantage of another chance to follow in his brother's footsteps.

Marcus Vick addresses past, looks to future
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Marcus Vick returned to practice with Virginia Tech on Wednesday, apologizing for the indiscretions that cost him a season on the field and pledging to take advantage of another chance to follow in his brother's footsteps.

Marcus Vick addresses past, looks to future

CBS affiliates scrambling to show games

Georgetown topples Titans

Jags coach reprimanded

Senior guard leads Tigers to win

Coach revisits Illini scandal in matchup

Purge innocent DNA

Purge innocent DNA
We often criticize the American Civil Liberties Union. But sometimes this controversial, frequently wrongheaded leftist organization is on the right side of an issue: The case involving law-enforcement DNA sweeps is such a time.

Few wrong for the future

Fix this 'ban,' House
Did you hear about the new cigarette they developed whose secondhand smoke attacks only minors' lungs?

Fix this 'ban,' House
Did you hear about the new cigarette they developed whose secondhand smoke attacks only minors' lungs?

Fix this 'ban,' House

Correction
A March 21 editorial on a proposal to provide high-speed Internet to Richmond County school board trustees should have said that three board members abstained from voting on the plan.

Correction

Columbine to combustible
For a while - with any luck, a good, long while - Monday's deadly rampage at the Red Lake Indian Reservation will be repeatedly referred to as "the worst U.S. school shooting since Columbine."

Columbine to combustible
For a while - with any luck, a good, long while - Monday's deadly rampage at the Red Lake Indian Reservation will be repeatedly referred to as "the worst U.S. school shooting since Columbine."

Few wrong for the future
Give Ronnie Few credit for chutzpah. As soon as Al Gillespie resigned last month as Augusta-Richmond County fire chief, there was talk Few would reapply for the chief's post that he held here from 1997 to mid-2000, until he was hired to be Washington, D.C.'s chief.

Purge innocent DNA
We often criticize the American Civil Liberties Union. But sometimes this controversial, frequently wrongheaded leftist organization is on the right side of an issue: The case involving law-enforcement DNA sweeps is such a time.

Correction
A March 21 editorial on a proposal to provide high-speed Internet to Richmond County school board trustees should have said that three board members abstained from voting on the plan.

Columbine to combustible

Few wrong for the future
Give Ronnie Few credit for chutzpah. As soon as Al Gillespie resigned last month as Augusta-Richmond County fire chief, there was talk Few would reapply for the chief's post that he held here from 1997 to mid-2000, until he was hired to be Washington, D.C.'s chief.

Concert calendar
THE COMING WEEK WIDESPREAD PANIC: Today-Saturday, Fox Theatre, Atlanta XZIBIT: Saturday, Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, Atlanta

People in the News
SAN FRANCISCO - Actor Leonardo DiCaprio helped environmentalists launch an international campaign Tuesday to draw attention to the billion people worldwide who don't have access to clean water.

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in DVD releases, and a calendar of what's coming:

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

Comedian recounts call from accuser's mother
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A comedian who gave $20,000 to the family of the boy now accusing Michael Jackson of molestation testified Tuesday that she received a tearful phone call from the boy's mother that led her to believe the family was being held against its will.

Open tab
Ready for a night out? Here's a sampling of drink specials and live entertainment at Aiken and Augusta area clubs:

Good timing keeps demons at bay in 'Devil May Cry 3'
Devil May Cry 3 is one hell of a game. In fact, hell plays a major role in this adventure. Vergil, a half-human, half-demon, and his mysterious accomplice, Arkham, are bent on opening the gateway between Earth and hell, presumably for lots of power, world domination and such.

People in the News
SAN FRANCISCO - Actor Leonardo DiCaprio helped environmentalists launch an international campaign Tuesday to draw attention to the billion people worldwide who don't have access to clean water.

Open tab
Ready for a night out? Here's a sampling of drink specials and live entertainment at Aiken and Augusta area clubs:

Concert calendar
THE COMING WEEKWIDESPREAD PANIC: Today-Saturday, Fox Theatre, Atlanta XZIBIT: Saturday, Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, Atlanta

Comedian recounts call from accuser's mother
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A comedian who gave $20,000 to the family of the boy now accusing Michael Jackson of molestation testified Tuesday that she received a tearful phone call from the boy's mother that led her to believe the family was being held against its will.

Gallery calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Cookin' up some tunes
Bill Wharton, the Sauce Boss, believes in feeding stomachs and souls.

Gallery calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Good timing keeps demons at bay in 'Devil May Cry 3'
Devil May Cry 3 is one hell of a game. In fact, hell plays a major role in this adventure. Vergil, a half-human, half-demon, and his mysterious accomplice, Arkham, are bent on opening the gateway between Earth and hell, presumably for lots of power, world domination and such.

Cookin' up some tunes
Bill Wharton, the Sauce Boss, believes in feeding stomachs and souls.

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in DVD releases, and a calendar of what's coming:

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

How to convert savings bonds to electronic accounts
WASHINGTON - It is time to dig into the sock drawer in search of that savings bond from Aunt Martha. The Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it has launched a program to convert existing paper bonds into electronic securities.

How to convert savings bonds to electronic accounts

Things to do when interest rates rise
Q. Is there anything I can do with my personal finances to blunt the impact - or take advantage - of rising interest rates?

Things to do when interest rates rise

Things to do when interest rates rise
Q. Is there anything I can do with my personal finances to blunt the impact - or take advantage - of rising interest rates?

How to convert savings bonds to electronic accounts
WASHINGTON - It is time to dig into the sock drawer in search of that savings bond from Aunt Martha. The Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it has launched a program to convert existing paper bonds into electronic securities.

Low-fat chicken that tases good
Good taste and good nutrition don't always go hand in hand, but when they do, diners can eat with a special level of delight. This recipe for a substantial main-course dish is an example of well-calculated benefits on both counts.

These pork chops are favorites
BATON ROUGE, La. - Pork chops are probably the least intimidating cut of meat to prepare. Unless overcooked to the point of drying out, pork chops stay tender, juicy and flavorful.

Deli's crock pots win over skeptical volunteers

Bacon-wrapped tuna steaks in 30 minutes
Good news for the cook pressed for time: The ingredients in this smart preparation of tuna steaks are relatively few, but they work efficiently to deliver multiple benefits.

Small bites
Maple sugaring is the term for the seasonal process of collecting maple sap and boiling it into Vermont's specialty food product, maple syrup. Maple syrup can then also be made into maple sugar, maple cream and maple candy, and is used in numerous recipes and other specialty products.

These pork chops are favorites

Deli's crock pots win over skeptical volunteers
Nothing warms up a cool, wet day like a hot bowl of soup. We took four readers on a tour of restaurants to see whose soup was worth bearing the weather for, and whose could use a little blowing off.

Low-fat chicken that tases good

Bacon-wrapped tuna steaks in 30 minutes
Good news for the cook pressed for time: The ingredients in this smart preparation of tuna steaks are relatively few, but they work efficiently to deliver multiple benefits.

Small bites

Deli's crock pots win over skeptical volunteers
Nothing warms up a cool, wet day like a hot bowl of soup. We took four readers on a tour of restaurants to see whose soup was worth bearing the weather for, and whose could use a little blowing off.

New restaurant's menu tastefully blends cultures
Is Augusta ready for raw fish and ranch beans under one roof? Kevin Goldsmith thinks so.

Pita bread salad is featured in vegetarian cookbook
CONCORD, N.H. - It was about time the folks at Cook's Illustrated magazine produced a vegetarian cookbook.

These pork chops are favorites
BATON ROUGE, La. - Pork chops are probably the least intimidating cut of meat to prepare. Unless overcooked to the point of drying out, pork chops stay tender, juicy and flavorful.

Jump-start the system
Author Mireille Guiliano says Magical Leek Soup has been consumed by French women for generations. Forty-eight hours of the broth, plus all the water you want, provides immediate results to jump-start the "recasting" process in your body.

Small bites
Maple sugaring is the term for the seasonal process of collecting maple sap and boiling it into Vermont's specialty food product, maple syrup. Maple syrup can then also be made into maple sugar, maple cream and maple candy, and is used in numerous recipes and other specialty products.

Pita bread salad is featured in vegetarian cookbook

Pita bread salad is featured in vegetarian cookbook
CONCORD, N.H. - It was about time the folks at Cook's Illustrated magazine produced a vegetarian cookbook.

Low-fat chicken that tases good
Good taste and good nutrition don't always go hand in hand, but when they do, diners can eat with a special level of delight. This recipe for a substantial main-course dish is an example of well-calculated benefits on both counts.

Bacon-wrapped tuna steaks in 30 minutes

What's for Lunch: The Pizza Joint
THE PIZZA JOINT ADDRESS: 1245 Broad St. ON THE MENU: Pizza and other Italian dishes

Eagles add to Clements family legacy
John Mulherin knew Mason Clements was the right man to lend his name to the Georgia Southern baseball team's Wall of Fame.

Eagles add to Clements family legacy
John Mulherin knew Mason Clements was the right man to lend his name to the Georgia Southern baseball team's Wall of Fame.

Eagles add to Clements family legacy

Harrington is playing for his dad
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - His dad was a cop, as are his two brothers and five uncles. So, obviously, toughness is part of the Harrington genetic code. The skin is thick, just like Padraig Harrington's Dublin accent, but when it comes to talking about the old man, the tough Irishman weakens.

Golf: Sorenstam on a roll, again
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Annika Sorenstam came to the California desert last year with a big goal befitting her status as the dominant player in women's golf.

Scott will try to do the impossible this week
The Players Championship has proven to be one of the most difficult titles to defend. In other words, it's never happened.

Golf: Sorenstam on a roll, again

Golf Newsmaker: John Cook
Today's golf newsmaker:

Harrington is playing for his dad

Grand exhibitHall highlights Jones' career
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam in 1930, at the age of 28.

Scott will try to do the impossible this week

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in golf:

Golf: New sponsor awaits event
McCORMICK, S.C. - Since Savannah Lakes Village became a regular stop on the National Golf Association/Hooters Tour, Sam Adams knew this moment would come.

Grand exhibitHall highlights Jones' career
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam in 1930, at the age of 28.

Scott will try to do the impossible this week
The Players Championship has proven to be one of the most difficult titles to defend. In other words, it's never happened.

Hensby explains his early departure

Hensby explains his early departure
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Mark Hensby had a good reason for not playing the 18th hole last week at Bay Hill after hitting his tee shot out-of-bounds.

Golf Newsmaker: John Cook

Harrington is playing for his dad
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - His dad was a cop, as are his two brothers and five uncles. So, obviously, toughness is part of the Harrington genetic code. The skin is thick, just like Padraig Harrington's Dublin accent, but when it comes to talking about the old man, the tough Irishman weakens.

Hensby explains his early departure
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Mark Hensby had a good reason for not playing the 18th hole last week at Bay Hill after hitting his tee shot out-of-bounds.

Golf: Sorenstam on a roll, again
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Annika Sorenstam came to the California desert last year with a big goal befitting her status as the dominant player in women's golf.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in golf:

Grand exhibitHall highlights Jones' career

Upcoming events

Golf Newsmaker: John Cook
Today's golf newsmaker:

Egg bake is elegant for brunch
Out-of-town Masters guests are the perfect excuse to throw a delicious brunch, but you don't need an excuse when you've got my recipe for Florentine Egg Bake.

Egg bake is elegant for brunch
Out-of-town Masters guests are the perfect excuse to throw a delicious brunch, but you don't need an excuse when you've got my recipe for Florentine Egg Bake.

Egg bake is elegant for brunch

Pupils charged with conspiring to kill teacher
Two Aiken Middle School pupils are in Family Court this morning on charges of conspiring to kill their teacher, authorities say.

Pupils charged with conspiring to kill teacher
Two Aiken Middle School pupils are in Family Court this morning on charges of conspiring to kill their teacher, authorities say.

Starving woman has the will to live
Starving animals is wrong. The local pet shop owner who recently was accused of several counts of animal cruelty will be punished by society.Debra Baer, Aiken, S.C.

Voters' picture IDs won't work
"A Republican attempt to require picture IDs before people can vote would put up barriers to a basic right ... ." So reads a line in a March 19 brief published in The Augusta Chronicle. Bob Groothand, Augusta

Schiavo's fate is up to God

Schiavo's fate is up to God
A friend handed me a rant from the March 22 edition of The Augusta Chronicle: "Shame on Democrats in Congress who refused to pass a bill to allow Terri Schiavo to live. Nathan Kirby, Augusta

Letter writer's stance is irrational
There are few things so invigorating as reading the vitriolic pabulum of disaffected Democrats which appear with some frequency on The Augusta Chronicle's editorial page.Keith Shafer, Augusta

School board editorial misrepresented facts
The March 21 editorial "Speedy freebie is bad idea" grossly misreported the actions of the Richmond County school board.Charles Bowles, Augusta

Schiavo's fate is up to God
A friend handed me a rant from the March 22 edition of The Augusta Chronicle: "Shame on Democrats in Congress who refused to pass a bill to allow Terri Schiavo to live. Nathan Kirby, Augusta

Terri Schiavo's treatment is unfair
Terri Schindler Schiavo deserves a fair trial. The painfully obvious corruption in this case goes beyond imagination. Kim Foster, Aiken, S.C.

Terri Schiavo's treatment is unfair
Terri Schindler Schiavo deserves a fair trial. The painfully obvious corruption in this case goes beyond imagination. Kim Foster, Aiken, S.C.

Terri Schiavo's treatment is unfair

Millions stepped aside to let sick, elderly get flu shots

Savor food, but do it in moderation

Living briefs

Living briefs
Despite an unpleasant title, Fox's new sitcom Life on a Stick, which premieres at 9:30 on WFXG-TV (Channel 54), is a light, breezy show.

Savor food, but do it in moderation
DALLAS - Is your love of food making you fat? Maybe your problem is that you don't love food enough, says best-selling author Mireille Guiliano, whose book French Women Don't Get Fat (Knopf, $22) tells women how to enjoy eating like the French and lose weight at the same time.

Savor food, but do it in moderation
DALLAS - Is your love of food making you fat? Maybe your problem is that you don't love food enough, says best-selling author Mireille Guiliano, whose book French Women Don't Get Fat (Knopf, $22) tells women how to enjoy eating like the French and lose weight at the same time.

Living briefs
Despite an unpleasant title, Fox's new sitcom Life on a Stick, which premieres at 9:30 on WFXG-TV (Channel 54), is a light, breezy show.

Millions stepped aside to let sick, elderly get flu shots
WASHINGTON - Some 16 to 17 million Americans voluntarily gave up their flu shot this past winter, so that the sick, the elderly and health care workers were protected nearly as much as in years past, government officials said Tuesday.

Millions stepped aside to let sick, elderly get flu shots
WASHINGTON - Some 16 to 17 million Americans voluntarily gave up their flu shot this past winter, so that the sick, the elderly and health care workers were protected nearly as much as in years past, government officials said Tuesday.

Lynx season is almost on ice
Three consecutive losses have not only dropped the Augusta Lynx almost entirely out of the ECHL's playoff hunt, the skid cost them one of their most talented players.

Lynx aim to douse Inferno for border win

Lynx season is almost on ice
Three consecutive losses have not only dropped the Augusta Lynx almost entirely out of the ECHL's playoff hunt, the skid cost them one of their most talented players.

Lynx season is almost on ice

Lynx aim to douse Inferno for border win
On the brink of mathematical elimination from a spot in the ECHL's Kelly Cup playoffs, the Augusta Lynx still have a shot at winning a cup.

Lynx aim to douse Inferno for border win
On the brink of mathematical elimination from a spot in the ECHL's Kelly Cup playoffs, the Augusta Lynx still have a shot at winning a cup.

UGA students get fee vote

Two detail events behind arrest
For two Richmond County sheriff's deputies, taking John Evander Couey into custody in downtown Augusta on St. Patrick's Day wasn't a run-of-the mill arrest.

Across Georgia

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

School notes
Davidson has been designated a Grammy Signature School for 2005 by the Grammy Foundation.

People keep up vigil at hospice

Girlfriend testifies at man's murder trial
Rutha Ferebee thought she was having troubles in December 2003 - her purse was stolen and her business was failing - but then she saw her face on television as a person police wanted to question about a slaying, she testified Tuesday.

Man admits to shooting friend

Recycling
To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations:

Recycling

UGA students get fee vote
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia administrators aren't sure how many students will cast a vote today on a proposal that would add a $25-per-semester student fee to build a parking deck and expand the student center, but it is unlikely the referendum will garner more than 7,000 ballots.

Hospital exhibit features works of disabled artists

Panel names new elementary school

Post happenings

Kid of the Day
Hunter Daniels is today's Kid of the Day.

Holiday closings

News you can use
The arrest of John Evander Couey, a registered sex offender, in the death of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford has focused attention on where sex offenders might be living.

Military milestones

Post helps test changes in relief program
Fort Gordon is part of a pilot program testing changes to the Army Emergency Relief system.

Judge's death postpones school funding trial

Dancer gets invitation to attend Ailey school
Emily Sims had her after-graduation plans set. The John S. Davidson Fine Arts School senior would attend a college within a few hours from home and put her dancing aside for four years.

Linder wants fort to aid defense

Group aims to update venues
In an effort to attract top-notch performers and bring city residents back downtown, the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority is seeking $15 million to $20 million in special purpose local option sales tax money from the Augusta Commission to renovate the aging civic center and Bell Auditorium.

News you can use

Salaries rank high under bill
ATLANTA - Several of Augusta's elected officials would make significantly more than their counterparts from other Georgia counties if a bill is approved to raise local salaries over the next two years.

Pet of the week

For the record: Richmond County Superior Courts
Sentencing, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Interim fire chief seeks job

Two detail events behind arrest

Vote could start new roadwork

Canal board discusses new exhibits

Pupils charged with conspiring to kill teacher

Parents seek limited spots for new pupils
Thirty-two children. Twenty spots. That was the situation at Bel Air Elementary School on Tuesday, where 32 parents registered their children for a chance at a place in the school's Pre-K program.

Post helps test changes in relief program

UGA students get fee vote
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia administrators aren't sure how many students will cast a vote today on a proposal that would add a $25-per-semester student fee to build a parking deck and expand the student center, but it is unlikely the referendum will garner more than 7,000 ballots.

Spillway splash

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - High schools would have to teach students about a law targeting school violence under a bill the Senate Education Committee approved Wednesday.

Senate OKs restrictions on cold medicines

Smoke ban is OK'd by House
ATLANTA - A watered-down version of a proposed public smoking ban won approval Tuesday in the Georgia House after hours of tense debate pitting private business owners' rights against concerns over the effects of secondhand smoke.

Across the area

Food bank needs help conducting its survey on hunger
Volunteers are needed to help Golden Harvest Food Bank put a face on hunger.

Across Georgia

Pet of the week
Toby, a 10-month-old male beagle and shepherd mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Airport seeks consultant job

Military milestones
Air Force Airman Jerone Farewell, a 2003 graduate of Hephzibah High School and son of Gabriele Farewell, of Blythe, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Show allows collectors to display their minerals

Ruling keeps block on landfill
Georgia's Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed an Atlanta developer's appeal of an earlier ruling that upheld the state's denial of permits for a controversial landfill in Taliaferro County.

Dancer gets invitation to attend Ailey school

Canal board discusses new exhibits
Primitive camping on Savannah River islands and exhibits to acknowledge the region's American Indian heritage are possible amenities that could emerge during the next series of improvements to the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area.

Kid of the Day

Isakson to fight for SRS funding
NEW ELLENTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., vowed Tuesday to fight to funnel more federal dollars to two local laboratories he deems essential to the future of Savannah River Site.

For the record: Richmond County Superior Courts

Senate OKs restrictions on cold medicines
ATLANTA - Some popular cold medicines would be moved behind store counters as part of the state's fight against methamphetamine production under a bill passed unanimously Tuesday by the Senate.

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Augusta State University honors students, faculty
Outstanding students and faculty members at Augusta State University were recognized Friday at the annual honors convocation at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

Jury finds man guilty in slaying

Milestones
The following students have earned degrees from Limestone College, Gaffney, S.C.:

Across the river

Interim fire chief seeks job
Howard Willis, the interim fire chief and director of Augusta's emergency management agency, applied to become permanent chief of the department Wednesday.

Stuff to do

Salaries rank high under bill

Augusta State University honors students, faculty

Across the area

Board will get online cheaper

News you can use
Activities and events scheduled for today include:

Richmond County Lunch Menu

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have charged a 13-year-old boy with armed robbery after he threatened another boy with a knife and took $8, officials said Tuesday.

Food bank needs help conducting its survey on hunger

Kid of the Day
Sam Graulty is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina

Two detail events behind arrest
For two Richmond County sheriff's deputies, taking John Evander Couey into custody in downtown Augusta on St. Patrick's Day wasn't a run-of-the mill arrest.

School notes

Canal board discusses new exhibits
Primitive camping on Savannah River islands and exhibits to acknowledge the region's American Indian heritage are possible amenities that could emerge during the next series of improvements to the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area.

Hospital VP takes Maryland job

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - No criminal charges will be filed against a port police officer who drew a gun on dockworkers in a dispute over a parking ticket, prosecutor Ralph Hoisington said.

Vote could start new roadwork
AIKEN - The people building the second phase of the Palmetto Parkway say they're ready to start construction this year.

People keep up vigil at hospice
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - As governments far away scrambled to save her, Terri Schiavo slipped toward death Wednesday, surrounded by a surreal scene of helicopters and singing protesters under a gray sky pierced with satellite antennas.

Spillway splash
Discolored water plunges down the spillway Wednesday when the first gates open at Thurmond Dam.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have charged a 13-year-old boy with armed robbery after he threatened another boy with a knife and took $8, officials said Tuesday.

Man admits to shooting friend
A 61-year-old Augusta man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in the death of a man he considered a friend for four decades.

Hospital VP takes Maryland job
Even at a reception in her honor, Cindy Lunsford was deflecting praise and spreading the credit.

Judge's death postpones school funding trial
ATLANTA - The recent slayings at the Fulton County Courthouse could put the brakes on a sweeping lawsuit challenging the way Georgia funds its public schools, according to Joe Martin, the executive director of a group of local districts suing the state.

Show allows collectors to display their minerals
Jack Seech spends days traveling to dig for emeralds, rubies, sapphires and other gemstones.

Jury finds man guilty in slaying
Geoffrey Prince admitted he got into a physical confrontation with a slaying victim but said the last time he saw her she was arguing with another man.

Board will get online cheaper
Comcast has drastically lowered the costs of providing high-speed Internet access in the homes of Richmond County school board members.

Airport seeks consultant job
Augusta Regional Airport officials came about as close as humanly possible to missing the deadline for getting funding requests to the House of Representatives.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have investigated a drive-by shooting in a Hephzibah neighborhood.

Hospital VP takes Maryland job
Even at a reception in her honor, Cindy Lunsford was deflecting praise and spreading the credit.

Hospital exhibit features works of disabled artists
Filling out forms is a struggle for Michael McCullough.

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Stuff to do
A Renovation Lending Workshop will be held from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Augusta Inn and Conference Center, 1075 Stevens Creek Road.

Board will get online cheaper
Comcast has drastically lowered the costs of providing high-speed Internet access in the homes of Richmond County school board members.

Class shops for car-buying strategies
A group of teenagers pacing rows of shiny new Hondas and Volkswagens at the Gerald Jones auto mall in Martinez on Tuesday weren't there to buy a car.

Linder wants fort to aid defense
A Georgia congressman involved in homeland security activities said he wants to engage Fort Gordon in assessing new technologies to protect the population.

Girlfriend testifies at man's murder trial
Rutha Ferebee thought she was having troubles in December 2003 - her purse was stolen and her business was failing - but then she saw her face on television as a person police wanted to question about a slaying, she testified Tuesday.

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Good Friday and Easter:

Parents seek limited spots for new pupils
Thirty-two children. Twenty spots. That was the situation at Bel Air Elementary School on Tuesday, where 32 parents registered their children for a chance at a place in the school's Pre-K program.

Post helps test changes in relief program
Fort Gordon is part of a pilot program testing changes to the Army Emergency Relief system.

Tenure questions led to bill of $650
Several members of the Augusta-Richmond County Coli-seum Authority are concerned over hundreds of dollars in legal fees charged by former treasurer Bonnie Ruben for contacting the civic center's attorney after she felt her tenure was wrongly ended last month.

Food bank needs help conducting its survey on hunger
Volunteers are needed to help Golden Harvest Food Bank put a face on hunger.

Families flocking to island on break
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - The phrase "spring break" usually brings to mind sunburned college students carousing on the beaches.

Show allows collectors to display their minerals
Jack Seech spends days traveling to dig for emeralds, rubies, sapphires and other gemstones.

Ill teen is using trip to spread message
ATHENS, Ga. - Darius Weems is hearing the call of the open road. He wants to see Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. He's got his sights set on Los Angeles and is hoping to appear on MTV.

Recycling
To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations:

Children's shows will be staged in April
Two events for children will be held at Fort Gordon during April.

Across the river
PICKENS-SALLEY SYMPOSIUM: 1:45-6 p.m. today; Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; symposium focuses on Southern women's community involvement in past and present; free; 641-3448

Panel names new elementary school
Columbia County school board members named a new elementary school and made plans for the building of a new high school Tuesday night.

Pet of the week
Toby, a 10-month-old male beagle and shepherd mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Hospital exhibit features works of disabled artists
Filling out forms is a struggle for Michael McCullough.

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Dancer gets invitation to attend Ailey school
Emily Sims had her after-graduation plans set. The John S. Davidson Fine Arts School senior would attend a college within a few hours from home and put her dancing aside for four years.

Library events
APPLEBY BRANCH TODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

Stuff to do
A Renovation Lending Workshop will be held from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Augusta Inn and Conference Center, 1075 Stevens Creek Road.

Artist creates through her pain to add richness to life
Art educator Lisa Baggs can't imagine a world without art.

Military milestones
Air Force Airman Jerone Farewell, a 2003 graduate of Hephzibah High School and son of Gabriele Farewell, of Blythe, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Richmond County Lunch Menu
BREAKFAST TODAY: Chicken biscuit, hash browns or grits, fruit or juice and milk

School notes
Davidson has been designated a Grammy Signature School for 2005 by the Grammy Foundation.

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Augusta State University honors students, faculty
Outstanding students and faculty members at Augusta State University were recognized Friday at the annual honors convocation at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

Kid of the Day

For the record: Richmond County Superior Courts
Sentencing, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Tenure questions led to bill of $650

Richmond County Lunch Menu
BREAKFASTTODAY: Chicken biscuit, hash browns or grits, fruit or juice and milk

Ill teen is using trip to spread message

Pupils charged with conspiring to kill teacher
Two Aiken Middle School pupils are in Family Court this morning on charges of conspiring to kill their teacher, authorities say.

Smoke ban is OK'd by House

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Isakson to fight for SRS funding

Kid of the Day
Sam Graulty is today's Kid of the Day.

Parents seek limited spots for new pupils

News you can use
Activities and events scheduled for today include:

News you can use
The arrest of John Evander Couey, a registered sex offender, in the death of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford has focused attention on where sex offenders might be living.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday issued a state of emergency for three counties damaged by severe weather in south Georgia on Tuesday that left one woman dead and 18 others injured.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Former President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have stepped down as leaders of The Carter Center's board of trustees, calling the move a step toward ensuring the center's continued existence.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - High schools would have to teach students about a law targeting school violence under a bill the Senate Education Committee approved Wednesday.

Smoke ban is OK'd by House
ATLANTA - A watered-down version of a proposed public smoking ban won approval Tuesday in the Georgia House after hours of tense debate pitting private business owners' rights against concerns over the effects of secondhand smoke.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have investigated a drive-by shooting in a Hephzibah neighborhood.

Senate OKs restrictions on cold medicines
ATLANTA - Some popular cold medicines would be moved behind store counters as part of the state's fight against methamphetamine production under a bill passed unanimously Tuesday by the Senate.

Interim fire chief seeks job
Howard Willis, the interim fire chief and director of Augusta's emergency management agency, applied to become permanent chief of the department Wednesday.

Salaries rank high under bill
ATLANTA - Several of Augusta's elected officials would make significantly more than their counterparts from other Georgia counties if a bill is approved to raise local salaries over the next two years.

Vote could start new roadwork
AIKEN - The people building the second phase of the Palmetto Parkway say they're ready to start construction this year.

Isakson to fight for SRS funding
NEW ELLENTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., vowed Tuesday to fight to funnel more federal dollars to two local laboratories he deems essential to the future of Savannah River Site.

Man admits to shooting friend
A 61-year-old Augusta man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in the death of a man he considered a friend for four decades.

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Airport seeks consultant job
Augusta Regional Airport officials came about as close as humanly possible to missing the deadline for getting funding requests to the House of Representatives.

Tenure questions led to bill of $650
Several members of the Augusta-Richmond County Coli-seum Authority are concerned over hundreds of dollars in legal fees charged by former treasurer Bonnie Ruben for contacting the civic center's attorney after she felt her tenure was wrongly ended last month.

Linder wants fort to aid defense
A Georgia congressman involved in homeland security activities said he wants to engage Fort Gordon in assessing new technologies to protect the population.

Ill teen is using trip to spread message
ATHENS, Ga. - Darius Weems is hearing the call of the open road. He wants to see Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. He's got his sights set on Los Angeles and is hoping to appear on MTV.

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Good Friday and Easter:

Kid of the Day
Hunter Daniels is today's Kid of the Day.

Judge's death postpones school funding trial
ATLANTA - The recent slayings at the Fulton County Courthouse could put the brakes on a sweeping lawsuit challenging the way Georgia funds its public schools, according to Joe Martin, the executive director of a group of local districts suing the state.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday issued a state of emergency for three counties damaged by severe weather in south Georgia on Tuesday that left one woman dead and 18 others injured.

People keep up vigil at hospice
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - As governments far away scrambled to save her, Terri Schiavo slipped toward death Wednesday, surrounded by a surreal scene of helicopters and singing protesters under a gray sky pierced with satellite antennas.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have investigated a drive-by shooting in a Hephzibah neighborhood.

EPA will recheck sites
Scientists will initiate new studies in April to determine whether a plume of contaminated groundwater in south Richmond County has expanded or moved since its discovery six years ago.

Girlfriend testifies at man's murder trial

Spillway splash
Discolored water plunges down the spillway Wednesday when the first gates open at Thurmond Dam.

News you can use

Former superintendent is hired in Oconee
A former Columbia County school superintendent, who resigned after allegations of misconduct, will shepherd the Oconee County school system.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Former President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have stepped down as leaders of The Carter Center's board of trustees, calling the move a step toward ensuring the center's continued existence.

Jury finds man guilty in slaying
Geoffrey Prince admitted he got into a physical confrontation with a slaying victim but said the last time he saw her she was arguing with another man.

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Panel names new elementary school
Columbia County school board members named a new elementary school and made plans for the building of a new high school Tuesday night.

Bad manners giving game a black eye
ORLANDO, Fla. - What's the most alarming issue in golf?

Bad manners giving game a black eye
ORLANDO, Fla. - What's the most alarming issue in golf?

'Sideways' Church to square off against Spidey
LOS ANGELES - Filmmakers have unveiled Spider-Man's newest nemesis, who will be played by Thomas Haden Church. Just which villain he'll play remains a mystery, though.

At the Movies: 'Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous'
Armed? Yes. Fabulous? Hardly. Sandra Bullock's second time out as a tomboy federal agent turned glam queen is far more predictable and far less likable than "Miss Congeniality."

Movies made easy
Filmmaking was once an economically prohibitive endeavor. The cost of raw film stock, processing and equipment left the opportunity to make a professional-grade film open to only a few.

At the Movies: 'Guess Who'
Sidney Poitier never would have fallen on his butt while pulling luggage from a taxicab trunk.

Movies made easy
Filmmaking was once an economically prohibitive endeavor. The cost of raw film stock, processing and equipment left the opportunity to make a professional-grade film open to only a few.

At the Movies: 'Guess Who'
Sidney Poitier never would have fallen on his butt while pulling luggage from a taxicab trunk.

At the Movies: 'Guess Who'

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

At the Movies: 'Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous'

Movies made easy

At the Movies: 'Guess Who'
Sidney Poitier never would have fallen on his butt while pulling luggage from a taxicab trunk.

Some IMAX theaters not screening volcanoes flick
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The IMAX theater in Charleston and several others in the South have passed on showing a science film on volcanoes because of concerns it might offend those with fundamental religious beliefs.

Sonic Spotlight
EMILY ANNIS AGE: 15 HOMETOWN: Evans

Hot ticket
WIDESPREAD PANICWHEN: 8 p.m. today through SaturdayWHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta

Redbelly continues benefit show to honor friend

Battle of U.S. rock bands dwindles to four
The Beatles were finished. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix were dead. So was the music, if you believed Don McLean - it finally died the day the Rolling Stones brought the devil to Altamont Speedway in California.

Redbelly continues benefit show to honor friend
Nearly five years after her death, Lakeside High School soccer star Jenny Clark continues to be a positive presence in her community.

Recorded music sales flat in 2004, industry group says
LONDON - Global sales of recorded music were essentially flat in 2004, with a reduction in audio sales offset by increases in DVD and digital music sales, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry reported Tuesday.

Hot ticket
WIDESPREAD PANIC WHEN: 8 p.m. today through Saturday WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta

Recorded music sales flat in 2004, industry group says

Battle of U.S. rock bands dwindles to four

Recorded music sales flat in 2004, industry group says
LONDON - Global sales of recorded music were essentially flat in 2004, with a reduction in audio sales offset by increases in DVD and digital music sales, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry reported Tuesday.

Redbelly continues benefit show to honor friend
Nearly five years after her death, Lakeside High School soccer star Jenny Clark continues to be a positive presence in her community.

Battle of U.S. rock bands dwindles to four
The Beatles were finished. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix were dead. So was the music, if you believed Don McLean - it finally died the day the Rolling Stones brought the devil to Altamont Speedway in California.

Hot ticket

Newsmaker: Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards not only won his first NASCAR Busch Series race last Saturday, he followed it up with his first Nextel Cup victory a day later at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Racing teams lead the pack

Board reduces penalties on chiefs
ATLANTA - Crew chiefs who bend the rules have a welcome ally in the National Stock Car Commission.

Board reduces penalties on chiefs

Racing teams lead the pack
ATLANTA - Jimmie Johnson still insists any one of 20 drivers can win each Sunday on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.

Newsmaker: Carl Edwards

Board reduces penalties on chiefs
ATLANTA - Crew chiefs who bend the rules have a welcome ally in the National Stock Car Commission.

Racing teams lead the pack
ATLANTA - Jimmie Johnson still insists any one of 20 drivers can win each Sunday on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.

Newsmaker: Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards not only won his first NASCAR Busch Series race last Saturday, he followed it up with his first Nextel Cup victory a day later at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Parents appeal Schiavo ruling
ATLANTA - After a federal district judge Tuesday rejected their request that a feeding tube be reinserted in Terri Schiavo's stomach, her parents appealed to the next level of courts.

Parents appeal Schiavo ruling
ATLANTA - After a federal district judge Tuesday rejected their request that a feeding tube be reinserted in Terri Schiavo's stomach, her parents appealed to the next level of courts.

Parents appeal Schiavo ruling

CBS affiliates scrambling to show games
RALEIGH, N.C. - With the shot clock winding down, some of the state's Duke and North Carolina State fans are waiting to find out whether they'll be able to see their favorite team when the schools play NCAA tournament games in the same time slot Friday.

Guard dazzles team with improving skills
LUBBOCK, Texas - Bob Knight has been known to say that you have to look at more than the scoring column to determine a basketball player's value and performance.

Senior guard leads Tigers to win
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Louisiana State University's Temeka Johnson is making the most of her last chance for a national championship.

Coach revisits Illini scandal in matchup
ROSEMONT, Ill. - The few dozen Illinois fans barely mustered a yawn, let alone righteous indignation, at the sight of Bruce Pearl coaching his team through a practice.

Senior guard leads Tigers to win
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Louisiana State University's Temeka Johnson is making the most of her last chance for a national championship.

Jags coach reprimanded
Almost three weeks after Augusta State's final basketball game, coach Dip Metress continues to make news.

Georgetown topples Titans
WASHINGTON - Freshman Jeff Green dominated the paint with 18 points and six blocks, and Georgetown took advantage of an unusual home court advantage to beat short-handed Cal State Fullerton 74-57 on Tuesday night and advance to the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament.

Coach revisits Illini scandal in matchup
ROSEMONT, Ill. - The few dozen Illinois fans barely mustered a yawn, let alone righteous indignation, at the sight of Bruce Pearl coaching his team through a practice.

CBS affiliates scrambling to show games
RALEIGH, N.C. - With the shot clock winding down, some of the state's Duke and North Carolina State fans are waiting to find out whether they'll be able to see their favorite team when the schools play NCAA tournament games in the same time slot Friday.

CBS affiliates scrambling to show games
RALEIGH, N.C. - With the shot clock winding down, some of the state's Duke and North Carolina State fans are waiting to find out whether they'll be able to see their favorite team when the schools play NCAA tournament games in the same time slot Friday.

Georgetown topples Titans
WASHINGTON - Freshman Jeff Green dominated the paint with 18 points and six blocks, and Georgetown took advantage of an unusual home court advantage to beat short-handed Cal State Fullerton 74-57 on Tuesday night and advance to the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament.

Jags coach reprimanded
Almost three weeks after Augusta State's final basketball game, coach Dip Metress continues to make news.

Super Bowl might head to New York in 2010

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Mr. Cleveland Cain    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Dr. Stacy Hammond Story, IV    (CORDOVA, TN.)

Mr. Joseph A. Bellino    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Birdie M. Edmonds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herman Williams    (DAWSON, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Boyd, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Williams    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Cosnahan Gay    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret E. Weinert    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Harrison R. Wood    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sara Baskin Bowers    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Georgia Carroll    (SMYRNA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Alice Virginia Bockhold    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Gawain Elliott    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Susie M. Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sandra F. Smith    (TRENTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Edna Byrd Rogers    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Maefield Scruggs    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Richard Boyd, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Henry Morgan    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Charlie Amerson    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. David Maxwell    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Helen Lawrence    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Alberta C. Luke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Daisy Mozee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Morgan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Janet Stinnett Gray    (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Bunch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sandra F. Smith    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. William Barksdale    (ALBANY, Ga.)
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Mrs. Maefield Scruggs    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. D.E. "Dollie" Randall    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Carolyn Renee Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred B. Oellerich    (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Mr. George H. Wall    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Bertie M. Edmonds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Joseph Hellis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maefield Scruggs (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. D.E. "Dollie" Randall (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Cheely (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Janet Stinnett Gray (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Baskin Bowers (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra F. Smith (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Herman Williams (DAWSON, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Bunch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James McGahee (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra F. Smith (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Bertie M. Edmonds (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Cosnahan Gay (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph A. Bellino (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Florence Williams (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Alice Virginia Bockhold (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucy M. Long (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Frances Gay (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Morgan (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Morgan (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Lawrence (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Cheely (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Minister Townsend Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maefield Scruggs (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Cleveland Cain (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Williams (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Alberta C. Luke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Ernest Still (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. William Barksdale (ALBANY, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Mozee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Hellis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Renee Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta C. Luke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Carson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie M. Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Loren Henry Waldo (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Birdie M. Edmonds (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Stacy Hammond Story, IV (CORDOVA, TN.)

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

Mrs. Helen Lawrence (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gawain Elliott (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Harris (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Mozee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George H. Wall (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Bobby R. James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elige Counts (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. David Maxwell (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred B. Oellerich (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Mr. Richard Boyd, Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret E. Weinert (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Miss Dorothy Jean Huffer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Chris A. Lever (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Clyde Miller (LATTIMORE, N.C.)

Mrs. Florence Williams (TRENTON, S.C.)

Dr. Stacy Hammond Story, IV (CORDOVA, TN.)

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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.

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Seimone Augustus plays with dazzling skill, a crowd-pleasing flair and, according to her coach, plenty of smarts.

Area 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.

Overtime
Augusta State and USC Aiken's non-conference matchups were postponed until today because of inclement weather.

Overtime
Augusta State and USC Aiken's non-conference matchups were postponed until today because of inclement weather.

Overtime
Seimone Augustus plays with dazzling skill, a crowd-pleasing flair and, according to her coach, plenty of smarts.

Super Bowl might head to New York in 2010
KAPALUA, Hawaii - The Super Bowl is coming to the Big Apple in 2010. Maybe. Now all the New York Jets have to do is get approval for their stadium project on the West Side of Manhattan, which is no slam dunk.

Super Bowl might head to New York in 2010
KAPALUA, Hawaii - The Super Bowl is coming to the Big Apple in 2010. Maybe. Now all the New York Jets have to do is get approval for their stadium project on the West Side of Manhattan, which is no slam dunk.

Archie Jordan returns to Metter's sunrise services

Faith traditions differ on ethics of Terri Schiavo case
The end-of-life issues raised by the Terri Schiavo case have long been discussed by thinkers in the major religions and at first glance, they seem to agree: Each faith emphasizes preserving life, though there is no mandate for prolonging it at all costs.

Faith traditions differ on ethics of Terri Schiavo case
The end-of-life issues raised by the Terri Schiavo case have long been discussed by thinkers in the major religions and at first glance, they seem to agree: Each faith emphasizes preserving life, though there is no mandate for prolonging it at all costs.

Archie Jordan returns to Metter's sunrise services
Augusta natives Archie Jordan and Claude Harris Jr. will be featured vocalists at the third annual Easter sunrise service held in the gardens of Guido Evangelistic Association in Metter, Ga.

Archie Jordan returns to Metter's sunrise services
Augusta natives Archie Jordan and Claude Harris Jr. will be featured vocalists at the third annual Easter sunrise service held in the gardens of Guido Evangelistic Association in Metter, Ga.

Bad manners giving game a black eye

Some Hollywood films pack good punch

Miss America looks to branch out

Fired CBS producer for Bush story is writing her memoirs
NEW YORK - Mary Mapes, the CBS television producer who was fired for her role in the network's discredited report on President Bush's military service, is writing her memoirs.

Steve Carell braves his 'Office' job
LOS ANGELES - "Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard," says Steve Carell of NBC's new mockumentary series "The Office." "If a movie or a TV show or a book makes you laugh until you cry, you just feel better."

Miss America looks to branch out
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The Miss America Organization, which still doesn't have a network lined up to air this year's pageant, is nonetheless going forward with plans to stage a spin-off pageant - this one for teenage girls.

Steve Carell braves his 'Office' job
LOS ANGELES - "Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard," says Steve Carell of NBC's new mockumentary series "The Office." "If a movie or a TV show or a book makes you laugh until you cry, you just feel better."

Fox's 'House' a budding hit - with help from 'Idol'
NEW YORK - Score one for irascible doctors. Fox's drama "House," starring Hugh Laurie as a doctor with absolutely no bedside manner, hit a series high and was the most popular scripted series in prime time last week, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Miss America looks to branch out
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The Miss America Organization, which still doesn't have a network lined up to air this year's pageant, is nonetheless going forward with plans to stage a spin-off pageant - this one for teenage girls.

Steve Carell braves his 'Office' job

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Good timing keeps demons at bay in 'Devil May Cry 3'

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Some Hollywood films pack good punch
Boxing has played an important part in cinema history. The perfect distillation of human conflict, the iconic image of two fighters facing off against each other in the ring has been a mainstay for filmmakers looking for a convenient and powerful metaphor or engaging action sequence.

Some Hollywood films pack good punch
Boxing has played an important part in cinema history. The perfect distillation of human conflict, the iconic image of two fighters facing off against each other in the ring has been a mainstay for filmmakers looking for a convenient and powerful metaphor or engaging action sequence.

Gamecocks are playing at home
COLUMBIA, S.C. - With about 14 seconds to go in South Carolina's 77-66 victory over UNLV, fans erupted in cheers when it was announced the Gamecocks would host Georgetown on Thursday in the NIT quarterfinals.

Gamecocks are playing at home

Gamecocks are playing at home
COLUMBIA, S.C. - With about 14 seconds to go in South Carolina's 77-66 victory over UNLV, fans erupted in cheers when it was announced the Gamecocks would host Georgetown on Thursday in the NIT quarterfinals.

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Faith traditions differ on ethics of Terri Schiavo case