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.

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.

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.

Masters guests will have their own keys to the city

Student reinstated after suspension over smoking principal photos
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A student who photographed his principal smoking outside a school building was allowed to return to class after initially being suspended for posting the photos on the Internet.

Student reinstated after suspension over smoking principal photos
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A student who photographed his principal smoking outside a school building was allowed to return to class after initially being suspended for posting the photos on the Internet.

Odds and Ends
MOUNT CARMEL, Tenn. - A yearning for breakfast helped end a police chase.

Woman finds finger while eating chili at restaurant
SAN JOSE, Calif. - A woman bit into a portion of a human finger while eating a bowl of chili at a Wendy's restaurant, health officials said.

Odds and Ends
MOUNT CARMEL, Tenn. - A yearning for breakfast helped end a police chase.

Woman finds finger while eating chili at restaurant
SAN JOSE, Calif. - A woman bit into a portion of a human finger while eating a bowl of chili at a Wendy's restaurant, health officials said.

Braves embrace new approach

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.

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 embrace new approach
TAMPA, Fla. - Spring training is a matter of necessary uncertainty this year for Braves pitcher Andy Van Hekken.

Yankees pound Braves
TAMPA, Fla. - Randy Johnson pitched like an opening day starter, then was given the honor of making his first start in pinstripes the Yankees' opener.

Yankees pound Braves
TAMPA, Fla. - Randy Johnson pitched like an opening day starter, then was given the honor of making his first start in pinstripes the Yankees' opener.

Yankees pound Braves

Snead's speed gets him noticed

Braves embrace new approach
TAMPA, Fla. - Spring training is a matter of necessary uncertainty this year for Braves pitcher Andy Van Hekken.

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.

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.

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.

Factories see orders for big-ticket goods rise
WASHINGTON - America's factories saw orders for big-ticket goods rise by 0.3 percent in February after falling sharply the month before. The report highlighted the sometimes uneven recovery experienced by manufacturers.

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.

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.

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.

Levy is seen as unfair to some
ATLANTA - December is a tricky time for Wayne McGuinty. The furniture store owner from Rochelle, Ga., finds himself balancing how many couches and tables to keep in stock before the end of the year when it's time to report how much he owes for property taxes on what's left inside his business.

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.

Business briefs

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

Firing do's and don'ts
Firing 100 people is a lot harder than it seems. Picking who is going to be canned, and justifying it, is often a tedious task for those trying to cut costs and improve efficiency.

Stocks mix as low oil prices offset report

Shareholders approve Sears-Kmart merger
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Shareholders signed off Thursday on Kmart Holding Corp.'s $12.3 billion acquisition of Sears, Roebuck and Co., clearing the way for the two struggling rivals to combine into the nation's third-biggest retailer.

Augusta gas prices reach record high
The price for regular unleaded gasoline in Augusta rose above $2 a gallon for the first time while average fuel prices statewide hit an all-time high Thursday.

Levy is seen as unfair to some
ATLANTA - December is a tricky time for Wayne McGuinty. The furniture store owner from Rochelle, Ga., finds himself balancing how many couches and tables to keep in stock before the end of the year when it's time to report how much he owes for property taxes on what's left inside his business.

Satellite radio battle heats up
NEW YORK - The CD player, cruise control and heated seats are standard features on many new cars - is the satellite radio far behind?

Firing do's and don'ts
Firing 100 people is a lot harder than it seems. Picking who is going to be canned, and justifying it, is often a tedious task for those trying to cut costs and improve efficiency.

Business briefs
STAMFORD, Conn. - General Electric Co. boosted its earnings forecast Thursday and moved ahead with a strategy of returning to double-digit profit growth by shedding slow-growth businesses and eyeing more lucrative opportunities.

Aiken sees boost in commercial companies

Crude prices drop more than $2 a barrel

Oil prices rise following refinery explosion
VIENNA, Austria - Oil prices rose Thursday on the heels of a runup in gasoline futures that was triggered by an explosion at America's third-largest oil refinery. The jitters follow a three-day selloff in which oil prices fell by more than $3 a barrel.

Firing do's and don'ts

Companies pay SEC fines over mutual funds

Business briefs

Delta may see new cost cuts

Factories see orders for big-ticket goods rise
WASHINGTON - America's factories saw orders for big-ticket goods rise by 0.3 percent in February after falling sharply the month before. The report highlighted the sometimes uneven recovery experienced by manufacturers.

Consumer prices jump in February

Satellite radio battle heats up
NEW YORK - The CD player, cruise control and heated seats are standard features on many new cars - is the satellite radio far behind?

People accept limits on care

Satellite radio battle heats up

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.

Shareholders approve Sears-Kmart merger

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.

Oil prices rise following refinery explosion

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.

Augusta gas prices reach record high

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.

Factories see orders for big-ticket goods rise

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.

Levy is seen as unfair to some

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.

Shareholders approve Sears-Kmart merger
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Shareholders signed off Thursday on Kmart Holding Corp.'s $12.3 billion acquisition of Sears, Roebuck and Co., clearing the way for the two struggling rivals to combine into the nation's third-biggest retailer.

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.

Oil prices rise following refinery explosion
VIENNA, Austria - Oil prices rose Thursday on the heels of a runup in gasoline futures that was triggered by an explosion at America's third-largest oil refinery. The jitters follow a three-day selloff in which oil prices fell by more than $3 a barrel.

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.

Augusta gas prices reach record high
The price for regular unleaded gasoline in Augusta rose above $2 a gallon for the first time while average fuel prices statewide hit an all-time high Thursday.

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.

Business briefs
STAMFORD, Conn. - General Electric Co. boosted its earnings forecast Thursday and moved ahead with a strategy of returning to double-digit profit growth by shedding slow-growth businesses and eyeing more lucrative opportunities.

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

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.

Jags coach reprimanded

One-two punch carries Illini to regional final

Coach revisits Illini scandal in matchup

A hammer is a hammer

Purge innocent DNA

High, hard and inside
Baseball slugger Barry Bonds is tired of his kids crying over his troubles. He need not worry about the rest of us. We'll shed no tears for him.

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

Beware the tentacles

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

A hammer is a hammer
If someone threatens to hit you with a hammer, are you supposed to be thankful when he switches to a smaller one?

Beware the tentacles
We don't begrudge Terri Schiavo's parents from turning over every stone to save her.

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.

A hammer is a hammer
If someone threatens to hit you with a hammer, are you supposed to be thankful when he switches to a smaller one?

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.

Beware the tentacles
We don't begrudge Terri Schiavo's parents from turning over every stone to save her.

Fix this 'ban,' House

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.

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

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

Beck thrives with artistic fearlessness
How close do you think Beck came to becoming Kid Rock?

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

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.

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.

Rapper's sister dies of leukemia
ST. LOUIS - The sister of Grammy-winning rapper Nelly died Thursday at a St. Louis hospital after a long battle with leukemia, the artist's publicist said.

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

Barney Martin, TV father of "Seinfeld," dead at 82
LOS ANGELES - Barney Martin, a former New York City detective who went into show business and became best known for playing Jerry Seinfeld's father Morty on the comedian's hit television series, has died. He was 82.

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
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Jadakiss will have charges of marijuana and gun possession dropped if he stays out of trouble for the next three months under a plea agreement reached in Cumberland County court.

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

Barney Martin, TV father of "Seinfeld," dead at 82
LOS ANGELES - Barney Martin, a former New York City detective who went into show business and became best known for playing Jerry Seinfeld's father Morty on the comedian's hit television series, has died. He was 82.

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

Rapper's sister dies of leukemia
ST. LOUIS - The sister of Grammy-winning rapper Nelly died Thursday at a St. Louis hospital after a long battle with leukemia, the artist's publicist said.

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.

People in the News
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Jadakiss will have charges of marijuana and gun possession dropped if he stays out of trouble for the next three months under a plea agreement reached in Cumberland County court.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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
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

Warmer waters are right around corner
The vote among Thurmond Lake fishermen has been taken and it's unanimous: Let's get rid of March.

Warmer waters are right around corner

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

Warmer waters are right around corner
The vote among Thurmond Lake fishermen has been taken and it's unanimous: Let's get rid of March.

Fishing tournaments

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

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

Deli's crock pots win over skeptical volunteers

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.

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

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.

Joseph's Coat can enhance other blooms

New petunias offer months of summer color
The Suncatcher petunia series was introduced by Ball FloraPlant, a sister company to Pan American Seed, which brought us the Waves.

Joseph's Coat can enhance other blooms
Looking for an annual plant to really brighten up the summer landscape? Try Chartreuse Joseph's Coat (Alternanthera ficoidea "Chartreuse")?

Joseph's Coat can enhance other blooms
Looking for an annual plant to really brighten up the summer landscape? Try Chartreuse Joseph's Coat (Alternanthera ficoidea "Chartreuse")?

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

GreenJackets VP stepping down
The next time Augusta GreenJackets fans see Chris Scheuer at Lake Olmstead Stadium there's a pretty good chance he'll be lounging in one of the box seats with a cold beer in his hand.

GreenJackets VP stepping down
The next time Augusta GreenJackets fans see Chris Scheuer at Lake Olmstead Stadium there's a pretty good chance he'll be lounging in one of the box seats with a cold beer in his hand.

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.

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.

Rosie Jones, two others ahead of Sorenstam
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Rosie Jones had four wins on the LPGA tour before Michelle Wie and Morgan Pressel were even born, and is looking forward to retiring after the end of this season.

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.

Rosie Jones, two others ahead of Sorenstam

Jones leads at Players
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The first round of The Players Championship on Thursday was a perfect example of how the TPC at Sawgrass Stadium course favors none and punishes only the crooked hitters.

Jones leads at Players

Harrington is playing for his dad

Golf: Sorenstam on a roll, again

Jones leads at Players
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The first round of The Players Championship on Thursday was a perfect example of how the TPC at Sawgrass Stadium course favors none and punishes only the crooked hitters.

Rosie Jones, two others ahead of Sorenstam
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Rosie Jones had four wins on the LPGA tour before Michelle Wie and Morgan Pressel were even born, and is looking forward to retiring after the end of this season.

GreenJackets VP stepping down

NHL cancels draft because of lockout
NEW YORK - The NHL canceled its draft Thursday, the latest casualty of the six-month lockout.

NHL cancels draft because of lockout

NHL cancels draft because of lockout
NEW YORK - The NHL canceled its draft Thursday, the latest casualty of the six-month lockout.

Masters guests will have their own keys to the city
The rush is on to get ready for Masters. Nurseries and garden centers are sure to see crowds this weekend, as many of us work to make our homes look Garden City-like for early April guests.

Masters guests will have their own keys to the city
The rush is on to get ready for Masters. Nurseries and garden centers are sure to see crowds this weekend, as many of us work to make our homes look Garden City-like for early April guests.

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.

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

Charity coat drive was a success
Many thanks to the Augusta community for its generous support of One Warm Coat. Nearly 400 coats were donated in just two days. I was overwhelmed by the response that this project received.Anne Randall Hatcher, Martinez

Laud Ashley Smith as a true heroine
What a wonderful job Ashley Smith did in helping capture Brian Nichols! Ashley has done what most of us could have only dreamed of doing. Debbie Woodward, Martinez

Few as next fire chief? Why not?

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

Let Terri Schiavo die peacefully

Few as next fire chief? Why not?
Waiting for the inevitable is difficult. Now that Augusta Fire Chief Al Gillespie has resigned, we simply know that the Augusta commissioners are going to select Ronnie Few as his replacement. Thomas D. Kohli, Augusta

Schiavo's fate is up to God

Let Terri Schiavo die peacefully
The Terri Schiavo case clearly illustrates hypocrisies and misuses of resources that prevail in America.Timothy C. Young, M.D., Evans

Charity coat drive was a success

Let Terri Schiavo die peacefully
The Terri Schiavo case clearly illustrates hypocrisies and misuses of resources that prevail in America.Timothy C. Young, M.D., Evans

Few as next fire chief? Why not?
Waiting for the inevitable is difficult. Now that Augusta Fire Chief Al Gillespie has resigned, we simply know that the Augusta commissioners are going to select Ronnie Few as his replacement. Thomas D. Kohli, Augusta

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
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

Charity coat drive was a success
Many thanks to the Augusta community for its generous support of One Warm Coat. Nearly 400 coats were donated in just two days. I was overwhelmed by the response that this project received.Anne Randall Hatcher, Martinez

Living Briefs

Devices stabilize occupants in wrecks

Lexus has high-priced hybrid in 400h

Designers soften up look, feel of laundry room

For decades, Sears sold house kits through catalogs

Preserved soft tissue from ancient dinosaur recovered

Preserved soft tissue from ancient dinosaur recovered
WASHINGTON - Scientists who had to break a dinosaur bone to remove it from its sandstone location say they have recovered 70-million-year-old soft tissues from inside the bone.

For decades, Sears sold house kits through catalogs
AKRON, Ohio - They were the buyers of Sears homes, ready-to-assemble houses ordered from the mail-order megastore and shipped by train all over the United States.

Living Briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:JENNY CLARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND CONCERT: 7 tonight, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.

Living Briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend: JENNY CLARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND CONCERT: 7 tonight, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.

Designers soften up look, feel of laundry room
Long the haven of dust bunnies, bleach and lost socks, the laundry room has become the new home-decorating frontier.

Lexus has high-priced hybrid in 400h
The 2006 Lexus RX 400h rolling into showrooms next month isn't just America's first luxury gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle.

Devices stabilize occupants in wrecks
Q: I've been sizing up new car models and was impressed to find many have multiple-stage air bags in addition to side-impact air bags and seat belt pretensioners. Can you please explain how these work? These seem like a great idea, especially in minor crashes or a rollover. - Larry Taylor, Dublin, Calif.

Age doesn't always improve wine's taste
Grand Funk Railroad wrote the almost universally accepted words, "like wine, with age it gets better," but is that really a truism, or yet another wine myth?

Devices stabilize occupants in wrecks
Q: I've been sizing up new car models and was impressed to find many have multiple-stage air bags in addition to side-impact air bags and seat belt pretensioners. Can you please explain how these work? These seem like a great idea, especially in minor crashes or a rollover. - Larry Taylor, Dublin, Calif.

Designers soften up look, feel of laundry room
Long the haven of dust bunnies, bleach and lost socks, the laundry room has become the new home-decorating frontier.

Preserved soft tissue from ancient dinosaur recovered
WASHINGTON - Scientists who had to break a dinosaur bone to remove it from its sandstone location say they have recovered 70-million-year-old soft tissues from inside the bone.

For decades, Sears sold house kits through catalogs
AKRON, Ohio - They were the buyers of Sears homes, ready-to-assemble houses ordered from the mail-order megastore and shipped by train all over the United States.

Lexus has high-priced hybrid in 400h
The 2006 Lexus RX 400h rolling into showrooms next month isn't just America's first luxury gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle.

Lynx aim to douse Inferno for border win

Lynx: Augusta captures shootout victory
Stan Drulia told his Augusta Lynx players that all they needed was a win Thursday night to clinch the Border Cup.

Lynx: Augusta captures shootout victory
Stan Drulia told his Augusta Lynx players that all they needed was a win Thursday night to clinch the Border 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.

Lynx: Augusta captures shootout victory

Lynx can join elite company
Of the 18 East Coast Hockey League teams the Pensacola Ice Pilots have played this year, only three have beaten the league's best team more than once.

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.

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

Firm to boost research

Dancer gets invitation to attend Ailey school

Holiday Closings

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

Correction

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

Golf traffic is barred from Alexander Drive

Vote could start new roadwork

Web site will provide hospital comparisons

Food bank needs help conducting its survey on hunger

Grants stall budget talks

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 - 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.

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.

News you can use

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Airport seeks consultant job

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

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

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.

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

Shirt sales to fund monument

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

Building a home for a cure

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.

Vote on support bill fails on 1st attempt

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

Two theater groups change locations

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

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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.

Widow rewarded for role in capture

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.

Town homes see growth

Across the river

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

Interim fire chief seeks job

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

Across the area

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.

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

Military milestones

Stuff to do

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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):

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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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Across the area

Board will get online cheaper

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

School notes

Benchmark

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.

DMVS' days are numbered

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

State funds speed parkway plans

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Kid of the Day
Abby Grace Prescott is today's Kid of the Day.

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Widow rewarded for role in capture
ATLANTA - Richard Mecum didn't think the situation could end well. Brian Nichols, a rape suspect, was accused of gunning down three people at the Fulton County Courthouse and then shooting an off-duty federal customs officer later the same day.

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

Two theater groups change locations
For the Augusta Symphony MasterWorks series and Storyland Theatre, the show will go on.

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.

Holiday Closings
Closings for Good Friday and Easter:

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Proposals to require picture IDs for Georgia voters inspired Capitol protests Thursday, when more than 100 people called on lawmakers to can the idea.

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.

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - A Lyman man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday after he admitted killing his mother while she slept.

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.

Across the area
A Hephzibah man pleaded not guilty Thursday to kidnapping and other charges.

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.

News you can use
Events scheduled for today include:

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.

Correction
- Crystal Pelt, of Windsor, who was struck and dragged by a car March 11, remains in serious condition at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

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.

Vote on support bill fails on 1st attempt
ATLANTA - The Senate will take another shot next week at passing a bill that would make widespread changes to the formula used to decide child support payments in Georgia.

Spillway splash

Bill provides donor secrecy
ATLANTA - Information about individuals who give sometimes large donations to public colleges would be walled off from public view under a bill that passed a divided Senate on Thursday.

For the record: Richmond County Superior Courts

Shirt sales to fund monument
AIKEN - The fire department that first responded to the deadly Jan. 6 train wreck and chemical spill in Graniteville is raising money for a monument to honor those who died that day.

Hospital VP takes Maryland job

DMVS' days are numbered
ATLANTA - A bill touted as the solution for long lines at driver's license offices passed the General Assembly on Thursday despite criticism from Senate Democrats that the changes go too far.

Hospital exhibit features works of disabled artists

State funds speed parkway plans
AIKEN - The Palmetto Parkway was approved Thursday for a cash infusion of $95 million, speeding up the project by as much as three years.

Holiday closings

Web site will provide hospital comparisons
The public will soon be able to compare hospital-quality measures on a government Web site that Augusta hospitals are already using to help them improve care. But officials caution that the data have limits and should be viewed in context.

Post helps test changes in relief program

Benchmark
Fred Smith (left), of F.A.S. Monumental Erectors, unloads granite benches with the help of construction foreman B.J. Rucker, of Augusta Facility Maintenance.

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Building a home for a cure
Travis Little, of Southeast Restoration & Fireproofing Inc., caulks windows on the Medical College of Georgia's new Cancer Research Center.

Show allows collectors to display their minerals

Grants stall budget talks
ATLANTA - A power struggle between Republican leaders in the House and Senate over the state budget temporarily derailed the flow of legislative business Thursday.

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

Golf traffic is barred from Alexander Drive
Drivers bound for the Masters Tournament once again will not be able to cruise through Alexander Drive to get to River Watch Parkway.

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

Town homes see growth
Individual home construction is plentiful in Columbia County, but officials say another type of development also seems to be taking hold: town homes.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Firm to boost research
A Columbia-based venture capital firm announced Thursday it has created a $16 million fund to finance the Augusta area's fledgling biotech industry.

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

Kid of the Day
Abby Grace Prescott is today's Kid of the Day.

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

Welcoming spring
Tricia Seymour, of Grovetown, enjoys the warm weather with 7-month-old Meghan Kennedy.

Kid of the Day

Widow rewarded for role in capture
ATLANTA - Richard Mecum didn't think the situation could end well. Brian Nichols, a rape suspect, was accused of gunning down three people at the Fulton County Courthouse and then shooting an off-duty federal customs officer later the same day.

Jury finds man guilty in slaying

Two theater groups change locations
For the Augusta Symphony MasterWorks series and Storyland Theatre, the show will go on.

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.

Holiday Closings
Closings for Good Friday and Easter:

Augusta State University honors students, faculty

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Proposals to require picture IDs for Georgia voters inspired Capitol protests Thursday, when more than 100 people called on lawmakers to can the idea.

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

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - A Lyman man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday after he admitted killing his mother while she slept.

Richmond County Lunch Menu

Across the area
A Hephzibah man pleaded not guilty Thursday to kidnapping and other charges.

Across South Carolina

News you can use
Events scheduled for today include:

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.

Correction
- Crystal Pelt, of Windsor, who was struck and dragged by a car March 11, remains in serious condition at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

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.

Vote on support bill fails on 1st attempt
ATLANTA - The Senate will take another shot next week at passing a bill that would make widespread changes to the formula used to decide child support payments in Georgia.

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

Bill provides donor secrecy
ATLANTA - Information about individuals who give sometimes large donations to public colleges would be walled off from public view under a bill that passed a divided Senate on Thursday.

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.

DMVS' days are numbered
ATLANTA - A bill touted as the solution for long lines at driver's license offices passed the General Assembly on Thursday despite criticism from Senate Democrats that the changes go too far.

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

Benchmark
Fred Smith (left), of F.A.S. Monumental Erectors, unloads granite benches with the help of construction foreman B.J. Rucker, of Augusta Facility Maintenance.

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

Building a home for a cure
Travis Little, of Southeast Restoration & Fireproofing Inc., caulks windows on the Medical College of Georgia's new Cancer Research Center.

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.

Grants stall budget talks
ATLANTA - A power struggle between Republican leaders in the House and Senate over the state budget temporarily derailed the flow of legislative business Thursday.

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

Pupil will await trial at detention center
AIKEN - A 13-year-old boy accused of plotting to kill an Aiken Middle School teacher will remain in a juvenile detention center until his trial date, a judge ordered Thursday.

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.

Woman is attacked by two dogs in Martinez
A 71-year-old Martinez woman who was attacked by two boxer dogs was listed in good condition Thursday at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, said Danielle Wong Moores, a hospital spokeswoman.

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

Golf traffic is barred from Alexander Drive
Drivers bound for the Masters Tournament once again will not be able to cruise through Alexander Drive to get to River Watch Parkway.

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

Shirt sales to fund monument
AIKEN - The fire department that first responded to the deadly Jan. 6 train wreck and chemical spill in Graniteville is raising money for a monument to honor those who died that day.

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

Web site will provide hospital comparisons
The public will soon be able to compare hospital-quality measures on a government Web site that Augusta hospitals are already using to help them improve care. But officials caution that the data have limits and should be viewed in context.

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

State funds speed parkway plans
AIKEN - The Palmetto Parkway was approved Thursday for a cash infusion of $95 million, speeding up the project by as much as three years.

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

Town homes see growth
Individual home construction is plentiful in Columbia County, but officials say another type of development also seems to be taking hold: town homes.

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.

Firm to boost research
A Columbia-based venture capital firm announced Thursday it has created a $16 million fund to finance the Augusta area's fledgling biotech industry.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

News you can use

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.

Man admits to shooting friend

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

Pet of the week

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.

Third atomic waste bunker may be needed
NORTH AUGUSTA - Federal energy officials will be forced to build a third multimillion-dollar concrete storage bunker at Savannah River Site for canisters of high-level nuclear waste if the Yucca Mountain repository is delayed again or scrapped.

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

People keep up vigil at hospice

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.

Judge's death postpones school funding trial

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.

Linder wants fort to aid defense

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

Recycling

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.

Post happenings

Bill provides donor secrecy

Pupils charged with conspiring to kill teacher

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.

'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.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

Movies made easy

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: '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."

At the Movies: 'Guess Who'

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

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

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.

New ways to distribute music at stake in case
LOS ANGELES - Recording industry executive Andy Gershon sees opportunity in the online file-sharing networks that most of his rivals decry as havens for music pirates.

Hot ticket

New ways to distribute music at stake in case

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.

Redbelly continues benefit show to honor friend

Sonic Spotlight
EMILY ANNIS AGE: 15 HOMETOWN: Evans

New ways to distribute music at stake in case
LOS ANGELES - Recording industry executive Andy Gershon sees opportunity in the online file-sharing networks that most of his rivals decry as havens for music pirates.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Newsmaker: Carl Edwards

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.

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.

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.

One-two punch carries Illini to regional final
ROSEMONT, Ill. - Containing Deron Williams is no easy feat. When backcourt mate Dee Brown is on his game, too, playing Illinois is anything but a fair fight.

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

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

One-two punch carries Illini to regional final
ROSEMONT, Ill. - Containing Deron Williams is no easy feat. When backcourt mate Dee Brown is on his game, too, playing Illinois is anything but a fair fight.

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.

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.

Super Bowl might head to New York in 2010

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Mrs. Janie Lamar    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles McKay Hunt, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Johnson Durden    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Bertie M. Edmonds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Dr. Stacy Hammond Story, IV    (CORDOVA, Tenn.)
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Mr. John A. Cumbee, Jr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Nicholas Ashton Guthrie    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Ms. Pamala Bodie    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)

Mr. Fred Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Pamala Bodie    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)
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Mr. John Ernest Still    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Anna Oatman    (QUEENS VILLAGE, N.Y.)

Mr. Ray Dean Jordan    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Roger G. Perkins    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Cleveland Cain    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Gloria T. Roberson    (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Eddie Charles Gundy    (HARRISON, Ga.)
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Zanayia Jacoya Smalley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph A. Bellino    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Adrian Smith    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herman Williams    (DAWSON, Ga.)
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Mr. George H. Wall    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Janet Stinnett Gray    (WARTHEN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sandra F. Smith    (TRENTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Daisy Mozee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Alice James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Henry Morgan    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Loren Henry Waldo    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mrs. Alberta C. Luke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Dr. Stacy Hammond Story, IV    (CORDOVA, TN.)
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Mrs. Helen Lawrence    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Yvonne Hamilton    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)
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Dr. Stacy Hammond Story, IV    (CORDOVA, Tenn.)

Mrs. Lucy M. Long    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillian Carson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph A. Bellino    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Joseph A. Bellino    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Albert Harris    (GOUGH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillie Mae Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Frances Gay    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
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Mr. Cleveland Cain    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. John Ernest Still    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Betty Cheely    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
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Mrs. Betty Cheely    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lillian Carson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Lawrence (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Boyd (POMPANO BEACH, Fla.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Ruth Mullins (WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.)

Mrs. Alice James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland Cain (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Albert Harris (GOUGH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Verina Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. John A. Cumbee, Jr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ida Gibbons Wells (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Adrian Smith (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Anna Oatman (QUEENS VILLAGE, N.Y.)

Mrs. Maefield Scruggs (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Lowe (DETROIT, Mich.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Alice James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Daisy Mozee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lillie Mae Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Washington (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Samuel R. Wise (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Zanayia Jacoya Smalley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland Cain (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Ovid H. Beasley (KITE, Ga.)

Nicholas Ashton Guthrie (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ray Dean Jordan (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roger G. Perkins (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Janet Stinnett Gray (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria T. Roberson (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mae Frances Newsome (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Herman Williams (DAWSON, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Hilson (BRANDON, FL.)

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

Mr. Cobbie Leverett (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Hellis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Pamala Bodie (BEAUFORT, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Lillie Mae Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Janie Lamar (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Renee Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Dashawna M. Jackson (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.)

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

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

Mr. Fred Gary (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Overtime

Area announcements

Questions arise about coach's record

Overtime

Players of the week

Players of the week
A look at the players of the week:

Questions arise about coach's record
Westside baseball coach Gerald Barnes might have reached another milestone on March 11 when the state's all-time leader in wins notched the 600th victory of his 30-year career.

Questions arise about coach's record
Westside baseball coach Gerald Barnes might have reached another milestone on March 11 when the state's all-time leader in wins notched the 600th victory of his 30-year career.

Overtime
Detroit Lions assistant Kevin Higgins was hired Thursday as the football coach at The Citadel, which went 3-7 last season.

Overtime
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.

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

Overtime
Detroit Lions assistant Kevin Higgins was hired Thursday as the football coach at The Citadel, which went 3-7 last season.

Players of the week
A look at the players of the week:

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

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.

Some Hollywood films pack good punch

Wanted: Big laughs, bigger ratings for NBC
LOS ANGELES - NBC had little to laugh about. With its glory sitcoms out of the picture, the network had lost its No. 1 ranking in viewership for the first time in six years.

Wanted: Big laughs, bigger ratings for NBC

Ratings service to increase minority participation
NEW YORK - Nielsen Media Research outlined several steps Wednesday to better reflect the television viewing habits of blacks and Hispanics, including paying families more to measure what they watch.

Ratings service to increase minority participation
NEW YORK - Nielsen Media Research outlined several steps Wednesday to better reflect the television viewing habits of blacks and Hispanics, including paying families more to measure what they watch.

Wanted: Big laughs, bigger ratings for NBC
LOS ANGELES - NBC had little to laugh about. With its glory sitcoms out of the picture, the network had lost its No. 1 ranking in viewership for the first time in six years.

PBS's 'Wall $treet Week' canceled after 35 years
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - "Wall $treet Week," a financial information program that became one of the longest-running national franchises in television, is retiring, Maryland Public Television said Thursday.

Ratings service to increase minority participation

Rapper's sister dies of leukemia

Club calendar

Barney Martin, TV father of "Seinfeld," dead at 82

Concert calendar

People in the News

Applause calendar

Cookin' up some tunes

Open tab

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

People in the News

Gallery calendar

New home-video releases

Georgia, Duke share characteristics

Georgia, Duke share characteristics
ATHENS, Ga. - When Georgia's Andy Landers looks at Duke, he sees a team that is big, talented, adept at the dribble drive, good in transition and accurate from the perimeter.

Georgia, Duke share characteristics
ATHENS, Ga. - When Georgia's Andy Landers looks at Duke, he sees a team that is big, talented, adept at the dribble drive, good in transition and accurate from the perimeter.

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.

Pitching lifts Lady Pacers to sweep
AIKEN - Jerry Snyder takes all the blame. The first time his Lady Pacers faced Augusta State, he talked up the rivalry and the importance of winning conference games.

Pitching lifts Lady Pacers to sweep
AIKEN - Jerry Snyder takes all the blame. The first time his Lady Pacers faced Augusta State, he talked up the rivalry and the importance of winning conference games.

Pitching lifts Lady Pacers to sweep

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 head to New York for semifinals
COLUMBIA - Carlos Powell scored 21 points, and Tre Kelley added 12 in the second half to lead South Carolina to a 69-66 victory over Georgetown in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament on Thursday night.

Woman finds finger while eating chili at restaurant

Student reinstated after suspension over smoking principal photos

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