Masters guests will have their own keys to the city

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.

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.

Search continues for origin of finger found in chili
A woman bit into a partial finger served in a bowl of chili at a Wendy's restaurant, leading authorities to a fingerprint database Thursday to determine who lost the digit.

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
NEW YORK - A British prankster has surreptitiously hung his own humorous artwork, some of them carrying an anti-war message, in four major New York museums over the last two weeks.

Odds and Ends
NEW YORK - A British prankster has surreptitiously hung his own humorous artwork, some of them carrying an anti-war message, in four major New York museums over the last two weeks.

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.

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

Braves embrace new approach

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.

Braves: Ramirez's outing spoiled by birds

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.

Braves: Ramirez's outing spoiled by birds
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Horacio Ramirez was so sharp Friday in his five innings that even Toronto's players were chattering about the movement on his fastball and how tough it was to lay off his slider.

Yankees pound Braves

Braves: Ramirez's outing spoiled by birds
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Horacio Ramirez was so sharp Friday in his five innings that even Toronto's players were chattering about the movement on his fastball and how tough it was to lay off his slider.

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

Most Asian stock markets rise
Stock prices finished higher Friday in Japan and several other Asian markets as traders looked for bargains, buying technology and other issues that stand to benefit from recent strength in the dollar. The major stock exchanges the United States, Europe and in some Asian countries were closed for Good Friday and the start of the Easter holiday.

Levy is seen as unfair to some

Augusta gas prices reach record high

Most Asian stock markets rise
Stock prices finished higher Friday in Japan and several other Asian markets as traders looked for bargains, buying technology and other issues that stand to benefit from recent strength in the dollar. The major stock exchanges the United States, Europe and in some Asian countries were closed for Good Friday and the start of the Easter holiday.

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?

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.

Blockbuster drops bid for Hollywood Entertainment
NEW YORK - Blockbuster Entertainment Inc. said Friday it is dropping its bid for smaller rival Hollywood Entertainment Corp., which had resisted its overtures in favor of a lower offer from another video rental company.

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.

Factories see orders for big-ticket goods rise

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.

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.

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.

RVers largely undeterred by higher gas prices
PERRY, Ga. - L.H. Boots, a retired Oklahoma rancher and oil man, enjoys traveling to Wyoming rodeos and Arizona horse sales in his $350,000 motor coach and he isn't about to let fuel prices of more than $2 per gallon spoil his fun.

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?

Fidelity trader's departure is fifth amid ethics probe
BOSTON - A senior Fidelity Investments trader left the huge mutual funds company this week, the fifth to depart since Fidelity recently began reviewing compliance with conflict-of-interest policies covering gifts and trading involving employees' relatives, a Fidelity spokeswoman said Friday.

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.

RVers largely undeterred by higher gas prices
PERRY, Ga. - L.H. Boots, a retired Oklahoma rancher and oil man, enjoys traveling to Wyoming rodeos and Arizona horse sales in his $350,000 motor coach and he isn't about to let fuel prices of more than $2 per gallon spoil his fun.

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.

Fidelity trader's departure is fifth amid ethics probe
BOSTON - A senior Fidelity Investments trader left the huge mutual funds company this week, the fifth to depart since Fidelity recently began reviewing compliance with conflict-of-interest policies covering gifts and trading involving employees' relatives, a Fidelity spokeswoman said Friday.

Blockbuster drops bid for Hollywood Entertainment
NEW YORK - Blockbuster Entertainment Inc. said Friday it is dropping its bid for smaller rival Hollywood Entertainment Corp., which had resisted its overtures in favor of a lower offer from another video rental company.

French airline will buy new 777
SEATTLE - Air France said Friday it plans to replace part of its aging fleet of cargo planes with Boeing Co.'s new 777 freighter, but the airline would not say whether it will become the launch customer for the proposed new airplane.

Stock drop puts mutual fund returns in the red
NEW YORK - The stock market's retreat during the past three weeks has eroded the value of mutual funds, the vast majority of which posted negative returns for investors for the quarter, according to a preliminary survey released Friday by mutual fund watcher Lipper Inc.

RVers largely undeterred by higher gas prices

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.

Most Asian stock markets rise

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.

Blockbuster drops bid for Hollywood Entertainment

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.

Satellite radio battle heats up

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.

Shareholders approve Sears-Kmart merger

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.

Firing do's and don'ts

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.

Oil prices rise following refinery explosion

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.

Business briefs

Fidelity trader's departure is fifth amid ethics probe

One-two punch carries Illini to regional final

Spartans oust Blue Devils to advance

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

Bush is losing this war
Tyrone Williams was smuggling 19 illegal immigrants from Mexico when they died in his 173-degree tractor-trailer in May 2003. He earned $7,500 for the trip.

A hammer is a hammer

Bush is losing this war

Commitment
Question: Why can't we keep sex offenders away from kids? Answer: We're not trying. Not at all hard enough, anyway.

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.

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

Bush is losing this war
Tyrone Williams was smuggling 19 illegal immigrants from Mexico when they died in his 173-degree tractor-trailer in May 2003. He earned $7,500 for the trip.

Commitment

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

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?

Commitment
Question: Why can't we keep sex offenders away from kids? Answer: We're not trying. Not at all hard enough, anyway.

People in the News
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A prison guard who escaped a car that sank in a flooded creek credits an episode of the TV reality show "Fear Factor" with saving her life.

Friends pay tribute to the late Jerry Orbach
NEW YORK - Friends and colleagues gathered on Broadway to celebrate the life of Jerry Orbach, the song-and-dance man turned TV star.

People in the News
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A prison guard who escaped a car that sank in a flooded creek credits an episode of the TV reality show "Fear Factor" with saving her life.

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.

Sandra Bullock gets star on Walk of Fame
LOS ANGELES - Actress Sandra Bullock was all smiles as she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, the same day her comedy "Miss Congeniality 2" opened nationwide.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

First quarter mutual fund returns are in the red

First quarter mutual fund returns are in the red
NEW YORK - The stock market's retreat over the past three weeks has eroded the value of mutual funds, the vast majority of which posted negative returns for investors for the quarter, according to a preliminary survey released Friday by mutual fund watcher Lipper Inc.

First quarter mutual fund returns are in the red
NEW YORK - The stock market's retreat over the past three weeks has eroded the value of mutual funds, the vast majority of which posted negative returns for investors for the quarter, according to a preliminary survey released Friday by mutual fund watcher Lipper Inc.

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
The vote among Thurmond Lake fishermen has been taken and it's unanimous: Let's get rid of March.

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.

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

Fishing tournaments

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

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")?

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.

Sorenstam poised to claim fifth win in row
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Annika Sorenstam is comfortable with her game, which means everyone else at the Nabisco Championship is probably playing for second place.

Rain is no friend of golfers' caddies

Sorenstam poised to claim fifth win in row

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.

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.

Rain is no friend of golfers' caddies
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Rain delays on the PGA Tour are tough on caddies as well as players. And it used to be downright dangerous.

Masters dreams hinge on Players
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The rainy weather and suspension of play Friday at the Players Championship is making the waiting harder on Joe Ogilvie, Richard Green and Geoff Ogilvy, whose Masters Tournament dreams are hanging in the balance this week.

Masters dreams hinge on Players

Sorenstam poised to claim fifth win in row
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Annika Sorenstam is comfortable with her game, which means everyone else at the Nabisco Championship is probably playing for second place.

Jones leads at Players

Rain is no friend of golfers' caddies
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Rain delays on the PGA Tour are tough on caddies as well as players. And it used to be downright dangerous.

Masters dreams hinge on Players
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The rainy weather and suspension of play Friday at the Players Championship is making the waiting harder on Joe Ogilvie, Richard Green and Geoff Ogilvy, whose Masters Tournament dreams are hanging in the balance this week.

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.

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.

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.

Fort sunrise service cancelled
Fort Gordon's Sunrise Easter Service at Freedom Park scheduled for 6:30 a.m. Sunday has been cancelled due to inclement weather forecasts.

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

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

Was boy genius overwhelmed?
The March 20 headline described Brandenn Bremmer as an "unpretentious genius." He began reading at 18 months, played the piano at age 3, delivered his high school commencement address at 10 and began taking college courses soon thereafter.Dave Lorenzatti, McCormick, S.C.

Let Terri Schiavo die peacefully

Few as next fire chief? Why not?

Charity coat drive was a success

Enjoy life; don't dwell on death
In response to David Bowles' letter ("People should have a right to die," March 6): He must live in the present, and leave the future to God. Shameem Dallazy, Martinez

Was boy genius overwhelmed?

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

Evolution letter filled with errors
I wanted to write to reply to Sean Joiner's letter to the editor that appeared in The Augusta Chronicle on March 21, concerning theistic evolution ("Theistic evolution is valid"). Roy Ingle, Thomson

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

Evolution letter filled with errors

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

Was boy genius overwhelmed?
The March 20 headline described Brandenn Bremmer as an "unpretentious genius." He began reading at 18 months, played the piano at age 3, delivered his high school commencement address at 10 and began taking college courses soon thereafter.Dave Lorenzatti, McCormick, S.C.

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

Let trustees pay for own Internet
I cannot believe that the Richmond County Board of Education is going through with this ridiculous idea for home Internet access for school board members.Joe Nirenberg, Jackson, S.C.

Let trustees pay for own Internet
I cannot believe that the Richmond County Board of Education is going through with this ridiculous idea for home Internet access for school board members.Joe Nirenberg, Jackson, S.C.

Evolution letter filled with errors
I wanted to write to reply to Sean Joiner's letter to the editor that appeared in The Augusta Chronicle on March 21, concerning theistic evolution ("Theistic evolution is valid"). Roy Ingle, Thomson

Let trustees pay for own Internet

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

Style briefs

Devices stabilize occupants in wrecks

Designers soften up look, feel of laundry room

Lexus has high-priced hybrid in 400h

States debate privacy safeguards on vehicle black boxes

Living Briefs

For decades, Sears sold house kits through catalogs

Preserved soft tissue from ancient dinosaur recovered

Style briefs
NEW YORK - You don't have to reserve new spring clothes for picnics and parties. Many of the season's freshest looks are office-appropriate.

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.

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.

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?

Living briefs
Religious themes don't get a lot of attention on most channels, but some schedules do recognize that today is Easter. Movie choices include the 1927 version of The King of Kings, on TCM at noon; and 1965's The Greatest Story Ever Told, on TCM at 8 p.m.

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.

Style briefs
NEW YORK - You don't have to reserve new spring clothes for picnics and parties. Many of the season's freshest looks are office-appropriate.

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.

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.

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.

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.

States debate privacy safeguards on vehicle black boxes
BISMARCK, N.D. - Raymon Holmberg didn't know his new sedan came equipped with the long arm of the law. The dealer hadn't bothered to mention the "black box," a computer chip that stores information on speed and seat belt use.

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.

States debate privacy safeguards on vehicle black boxes
BISMARCK, N.D. - Raymon Holmberg didn't know his new sedan came equipped with the long arm of the law. The dealer hadn't bothered to mention the "black box," a computer chip that stores information on speed and seat belt use.

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.

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.

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.

Lynx: Augusta captures shootout victory

Ice Pilots barrel over Lynx
Two hockey teams left Augusta on Friday night for a seven-hour bus ride to Pensacola, Fla.

Ice Pilots barrel over Lynx
Two hockey teams left Augusta on Friday night for a seven-hour bus ride to Pensacola, Fla.

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.

Ice Pilots barrel over Lynx

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 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.

Across the area

Firm to boost research

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.

Center rejects crisis unit offer

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.

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

Group forms to aid gay students

Evans woman killed by gas

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.

Fitness program helps city employees

Town homes see growth

Brochures help guide sex talks

Bill provides donor secrecy

Concert to aid music programs

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.

Leading the way

Group forms to aid gay students
Student leaders at Augusta State University have approved a club for gay, lesbian and transgendered students on campus.

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.

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.

Across the area

Two theater groups change locations

Fort sunrise service cancelled
Fort Gordon's Sunrise Easter Service at Freedom Park scheduled for 6:30 a.m. Sunday has been cancelled due to inclement weather forecasts.

Correction

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - An Atlanta woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of making false statement concerning alleged terrorist activity, the U.S. attorney's office said Friday.

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.

Across the area
Police charged a 13-year-old Lakeside Middle School pupil with sexual battery Friday after four 13-year-old girls told authorities he groped them.

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.

Scheme brought in more money
SAVANNAH, Ga. - New federal documents claim Savannah resident Randy Treadwell's alleged Ponzi scheme was far more lucrative than even U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission officials first thought.

Kid of the Day

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Concert to aid music programs
To support music education, turn up the volume. That's Lakeside High School senior Kelly Hoang's philosophy behind a charity concert she organized to support a music in education fund-raiser she calls the Raise the Volume Fund.

Kid of the Day

Spring racing event draws sellout crowd
AIKEN - Georgianna Con- ger Wolcott can't remember a spring without the Aiken tradition of the Aiken Steeplechase.

Fort sunrise service cancelled

Fitness program helps city employees
AIKEN - When Ashley Hardee takes her lunch break, the last thing she's thinking about is a meal.

Scheme brought in more money

Legislative struggle over local projects continues
ATLANTA - The Republican-led Legislature recessed Thursday for a long Easter weekend amid an ongoing fight over the placement of hometown projects in the $17.4 billion state budget.

News you can use

Center rejects crisis unit offer
An Augusta mental health center has rebuffed an offer to create a crisis unit in the former Georgia Regional Hospital, and the state is now looking to an Athens mental health group to do it.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

Widow rewarded for role in capture

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.

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

State funds speed parkway plans

Rants and Raves
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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.

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.

Holiday Closings
Closings for Good Friday and Easter:

Holiday Closings

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

Golf traffic is barred from Alexander Drive

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Evans woman killed by gas
With no warning, the danger was colorless and silent.

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.

Vote on support bill fails on 1st attempt

Legislative struggle over local projects continues

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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.

Shirt sales to fund monument

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.

Building a home for a cure

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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.

Technical colleges evolve to attract students

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.

Measure changes license process
ATLANTA - As a driver-in-training, there are still lots of things that make Elizabeth Wiley nervous when she gets behind the wheel with her learner's permit - blind spots, lane changes, other drivers on cell phones.

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Leading the way
Judy Hartney, an Alleluia community member, sings I Exalt Thee with other Christians during a stop at Ascension Lutheran Church during the walk.

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Brochures help guide sex talks
ATLANTA - In an age when everyone seems to be talking about sex, it still is difficult for most parents to bring up the subject with their children.

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

Technical colleges evolve to attract students
AIKEN - On Tuesday morning, about 2,000 eighth-grade pupils will be at Aiken Technical College talking to professionals about what they want to be when they grow up.

Woman shows support for Schiavo's parents
Yvonne Lofton has spent many restless nights worrying about Terri Schiavo.

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.

Measure changes license process

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.

Kid of the Day
Dewanta James Grice is today's Kid of the Day.

Holiday Closings
Closings for Good Friday and Easter:

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Doctors Hospital's Center for Sleep Disorders will hold a Sleep Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the H2U meeting area, Building 3, Doctors Hospital, 1305 Interstate Parkway.

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.

Measure changes license process
ATLANTA - As a driver-in-training, there are still lots of things that make Elizabeth Wiley nervous when she gets behind the wheel with her learner's permit - blind spots, lane changes, other drivers on cell phones.

Web site will provide hospital comparisons

Leading the way
Judy Hartney, an Alleluia community member, sings I Exalt Thee with other Christians during a stop at Ascension Lutheran Church during the walk.

Grants stall budget talks

Brochures help guide sex talks
ATLANTA - In an age when everyone seems to be talking about sex, it still is difficult for most parents to bring up the subject with their children.

Benchmark

Legislative struggle over local projects continues
ATLANTA - The Republican-led Legislature recessed Thursday for a long Easter weekend amid an ongoing fight over the placement of hometown projects in the $17.4 billion state budget.

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

Evans woman killed by gas
With no warning, the danger was colorless and silent.

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

Technical colleges evolve to attract students
AIKEN - On Tuesday morning, about 2,000 eighth-grade pupils will be at Aiken Technical College talking to professionals about what they want to be when they grow up.

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.

Center rejects crisis unit offer
An Augusta mental health center has rebuffed an offer to create a crisis unit in the former Georgia Regional Hospital, and the state is now looking to an Athens mental health group to do it.

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

Fitness program helps city employees
AIKEN - When Ashley Hardee takes her lunch break, the last thing she's thinking about is a meal.

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.

Concert to aid music programs
To support music education, turn up the volume. That's Lakeside High School senior Kelly Hoang's philosophy behind a charity concert she organized to support a music in education fund-raiser she calls the Raise the Volume Fund.

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.

Group forms to aid gay students
Student leaders at Augusta State University have approved a club for gay, lesbian and transgendered students on campus.

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.

Kid of the Day
Dewanta James Grice is today's Kid of the Day.

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 area
Police charged a 13-year-old Lakeside Middle School pupil with sexual battery Friday after four 13-year-old girls told authorities he groped them.

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - An Atlanta woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of making false statement concerning alleged terrorist activity, the U.S. attorney's office said Friday.

DMVS' days are numbered

Across South Carolina
FLORENCE - A 12-year-old boy has been taken into custody after he was found with a loaded handgun at Savannah Grove Elementary School.

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.

Across the area
Police charged a 13-year-old Lakeside Middle School pupil with sexual battery Friday after four 13-year-old girls told authorities he groped them.

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.

Scheme brought in more money
SAVANNAH, Ga. - New federal documents claim Savannah resident Randy Treadwell's alleged Ponzi scheme was far more lucrative than even U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission officials first thought.

News you can use
Doctors Hospital's Center for Sleep Disorders will hold a Sleep Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the H2U meeting area, Building 3, Doctors Hospital, 1305 Interstate Parkway.

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.

Woody Allen offers the comic and, of course, the tragic
NEW YORK - Woody Allen doesn't give many interviews. But when he does, he'll talk about anything.

Woody Allen offers the comic and, of course, the tragic

Woody Allen offers the comic and, of course, the tragic
NEW YORK - Woody Allen doesn't give many interviews. But when he does, he'll talk about anything.

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.

New ways to distribute music at stake in case

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.

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.

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.

Spartans oust Blue Devils to advance
AUSTIN, Texas - With one high-flying display of muscle and moxie, Maurice Ager and the Michigan State Spartans put the exclamation point on their bruising run through the NCAA Tournament.

Spartans oust Blue Devils to advance
AUSTIN, Texas - With one high-flying display of muscle and moxie, Maurice Ager and the Michigan State Spartans put the exclamation point on their bruising run through the NCAA Tournament.

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

Mrs. Susie M. Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Verina Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Winabee "Bee" Ward    (MACON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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Mr. Cleveland Cain    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. John A. Cumbee, Jr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Betty Cheely (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Betty Beckum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Nichols (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Nicholas Ashton Guthrie (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William R. Johnson (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

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Zanayia Jacoya Smalley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William E. Jones, Jr. (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Barney Blackburn (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Marvin H. Moody (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Alice James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Boyd (POMPANO BEACH, Fla.)

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

Mr. Adrian Smith (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Mae Frances Newsome (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Dean Jordan (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Johnnie Hilson (BRANDON, FL.)

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

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

Mrs. Verina Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Warren D. McZorn, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Pacers' Dunham achieves Player of the Week honors

Questions arise about coach's record

Players of the week

Richmond Academy lacks pieces of puzzle

Prep scores

Overtime

Pacers' Dunham achieves Player of the Week honors
Reviewing local college sports:

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.

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

Richmond Academy lacks pieces of puzzle
Last season's soccer juggernaut is 2005's question mark.

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

Prep scores
Here are prep scores from across the area:

Overtime
In Aiken, sophomore Zach Cooper hit his first career long ball in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game at 5 and Daniel Quartararo doubled in Casey Derhak to lead the No. 17 USC Aiken to a dramatic 6-5 win over No. 25 West Virginia State on Friday.

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.

Richmond Academy lacks pieces of puzzle
Last season's soccer juggernaut is 2005's question mark.

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

Prep scores
Here are prep scores from across the area:

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

Pacers' Dunham achieves Player of the Week honors
Reviewing local college sports:

'Purpose Driven' preacher continues to make headlines
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - The Rev. Rick Warren wrote his best-selling The Purpose Driven Life to save souls, but even he was surprised when the man suspected of shooting his way out of an Atlanta courthouse heard God in his words and surrendered.

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

Chocolate crosses move into mainstream
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A symbol of Christianity that sits atop church steeples, dangles from necks and hangs on walls is being worshipped in a new way - in the mouths of the faithful.

'Purpose Driven' preacher continues to make headlines
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - The Rev. Rick Warren wrote his best-selling The Purpose Driven Life to save souls, but even he was surprised when the man suspected of shooting his way out of an Atlanta courthouse heard God in his words and surrendered.

Chocolate crosses move into mainstream
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A symbol of Christianity that sits atop church steeples, dangles from necks and hangs on walls is being worshipped in a new way - in the mouths of the faithful.

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

Faith digest
Eggs will roll today at area Easter egg hunts. Games and prizes will be given during a hunt from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1260 Wrightsboro Road.

Four Mile choir will hold reunion
Lana Thomas' front teeth were still pretty new when she started singing alto with the Four Mile Choir in 1972, its first year.

Two writers re-examine Jesus' 'seven last words'
Two thoughtful Christian writers meditate on Jesus' biblical "seven last words" from the cross, a classic form of Christian devotion, in recent little books: "Cross-Shattered Christ" (Brazos) by Duke University theologian Stanley Hauerwas, and "The Seven Last Words From the Cross" (Eerdmans) by traveling Episcopal preacher Fleming Rutledge.

Backyard labyrinth serves as path to clarity
Armed with a drawing, some string and willing parishioners, the Rev. Bob Cushing realized his vision of a backyard labyrinth last week.

Services to draw light to meaning
Easter's message of restoration, forgiveness, joy and challenge will be celebrated Sunday during Augusta-area sunrise services.

Services to draw light to meaning
Easter's message of restoration, forgiveness, joy and challenge will be celebrated Sunday during Augusta-area sunrise services.

Recovery program centers on Jesus
Where the 12-step method stops, Celebrate Recovery crosses the line.

Backyard labyrinth serves as path to clarity
Armed with a drawing, some string and willing parishioners, the Rev. Bob Cushing realized his vision of a backyard labyrinth last week.

Man creates filter to block cable news channel

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.

Error gives TV viewers a chance to pick 'Idol' again
NEW YORK - A wrong number and an extra day simply delayed the inevitable for "American Idol" contestant Mikalah Gordon.

Husband in 'Wife Swap' show charged with hitting daughter
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Nashville man being filmed for the TV show "Wife Swap" was charged with striking his 13-year-old daughter in the face after a production crew sought treatment for the girl.

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.

Man creates filter to block cable news channel
It's not that Sam Kimery objects to the views expressed on Fox News. The creator of the "Fox Blocker" contends the channel is not news at all.

Man creates filter to block cable news channel
It's not that Sam Kimery objects to the views expressed on Fox News. The creator of the "Fox Blocker" contends the channel is not news at all.

Ratings service to increase minority participation

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.

Miller gets the boot on 'Survivor'
NEW YORK - That's six Ulongs gone in a row on CBS' "Survivor: Palau."

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.

Error gives TV viewers a chance to pick 'Idol' again
NEW YORK - A wrong number and an extra day simply delayed the inevitable for "American Idol" contestant Mikalah Gordon.

Husband in 'Wife Swap' show charged with hitting daughter

Husband in 'Wife Swap' show charged with hitting daughter
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Nashville man being filmed for the TV show "Wife Swap" was charged with striking his 13-year-old daughter in the face after a production crew sought treatment for the girl.

Error gives TV viewers a chance to pick 'Idol' again

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.

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of March 14-20. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

People in the News

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

People in the News

Rapper's sister dies of leukemia

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

Chambers is key to 'Dogs' elite dreams
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Much like her team, Georgia sophomore Cori Chambers has experienced peaks and valleys this season. Fortunately for her and the Lady Bulldogs, the roller-coaster ride is currently on an upswing.

Chambers is key to 'Dogs' elite dreams
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Much like her team, Georgia sophomore Cori Chambers has experienced peaks and valleys this season. Fortunately for her and the Lady Bulldogs, the roller-coaster ride is currently on an upswing.

Chambers is key to 'Dogs' elite dreams

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.

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 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.

Student reinstated after suspension over smoking principal photos

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Woman finds finger while eating chili at restaurant

'Purpose Driven' preacher continues to make headlines

Chocolate crosses move into mainstream

Services to draw light to meaning

Backyard labyrinth serves as path to clarity

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