Masters guests will have their own keys to the city

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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

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
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Firing do's and don'ts

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.

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.

Satellite radio battle heats up

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Oil prices rise following refinery explosion

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

Augusta gas prices reach record high

Factories see orders for big-ticket goods rise

Levy is seen as unfair to some

Shareholders approve Sears-Kmart merger

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.

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
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.

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.

RVers largely undeterred by higher gas prices

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.

Most Asian stock markets rise

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

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.

Fidelity trader's departure is fifth amid ethics probe

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.

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.

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.

One-two punch carries Illini to regional final

Spartans oust Blue Devils to advance

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

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

Commitment

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?

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

Beware the tentacles

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.

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?

Bush is losing this war

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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

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.

Fishing tournaments

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.

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.

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

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")?

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.

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.

Jones leads at Players

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.

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
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.

Sorenstam poised to claim fifth win in row

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Masters dreams hinge on Players

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.

Rosie Jones, two others ahead of Sorenstam

Rain is no friend of golfers' caddies

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.

GreenJackets VP stepping down

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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
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.

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

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?

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

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

Charity coat drive was a success

Evolution letter filled with errors

Let trustees pay for own Internet

Few as next fire chief? Why not?

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

Designers soften up look, feel of laundry room

Living Briefs

Lexus has high-priced hybrid in 400h

States debate privacy safeguards on vehicle black boxes

Preserved soft tissue from ancient dinosaur recovered

Style briefs

For decades, Sears sold house kits through catalogs

Devices stabilize occupants in wrecks

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Lynx: Augusta captures shootout victory

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.

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

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.

Two theater groups change locations

Benchmark

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.

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.

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.

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

Web site will provide hospital comparisons

Fitness program helps city employees

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Brochures help guide sex talks

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

Kid of the Day

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia

Correction

Group forms to aid gay students

Across the area

Concert to aid music programs

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.

Leading the way

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.

Legislative struggle over local projects continues

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.

Scheme brought in more money

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

News you can use

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.

Measure changes license process

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

Fort sunrise service cancelled

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.

Center rejects crisis unit offer

Bill provides donor secrecy

Across the area

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

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

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.

Vote on support bill fails on 1st attempt

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

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.

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.

Holiday Closings
Closings for Good Friday and Easter:

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

State funds speed parkway plans

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.

Holiday Closings
Closings for Good Friday and Easter:

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.

News you can use
Events scheduled for today include:

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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 South Carolina

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.

Firm to boost research

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

Holiday Closings

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.

Golf traffic is barred from Alexander Drive

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

Widow rewarded for role in capture

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.

News you can use
Events scheduled for today include:

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.

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

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.

News you can use

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.

Town homes see growth

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.

Technical colleges evolve to attract students

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.

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.

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.

Building a home for a cure

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Across Georgia

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.

Shirt sales to fund monument

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

DMVS' days are numbered

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Grants stall budget talks

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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
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.

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.

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.

Mr. Cleveland Cain    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roger G. Perkins    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Janie Lamar    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin H. Moody    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel R. Wise    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. James Nichols    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Morgan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Fred Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John H. Quinn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ovid H. Beasley    (KITE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Florence Williams    (TRENTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Joseph A. Bellino    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Warren D. McZorn, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Pamala Bodie    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)
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Mrs. Dashawna M. Jackson    (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.)
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Mr. John Ernest Still    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Gloria T. Roberson    (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Bernard Boyd    (POMPANO BEACH, Fla.)
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Mr. Albert Lowe    (DETROIT, Mich.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Hilson    (BRANDON, FL.)

Mr. Cleveland Cain    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Ray Dean Jordan    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Cheely    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
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Mrs. Jewel Washington    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Eddie Charles Gundy    (HARRISON, Ga.)
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Mr. John C. Wheatley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Ray Dean Jordan    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Samuel R. Wise    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John A. Cumbee, Jr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie Stevens    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Bertie M. Edmonds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Estella E. Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie Stevens    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Douglas Tillery    ( HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. William E. Jones, Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Florence Williams    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Estella E. Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Adrian Smith    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Lillie Mae Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Cobbie Leverett    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Joshua L. Holley, Jr.    (ORLANDO, FL.)

Mrs. Alice James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Yvonne Wilson    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Nicholas Ashton Guthrie    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mae Frances Newsome    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Beckum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mae Frances Newsome    (WADLEY, Ga.)
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Cimmeshia Shangeria Wynn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Hagberg    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Dr. Stacy Hammond Story, IV    (CORDOVA, Tenn.)

Mr. Fred Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Barney Blackburn    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Gibbons Wells    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Florence Williams    (TRENTON, S.C.)
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Nicholas Ashton Guthrie    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Idell Bennett    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hagberg    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Yvonne Wilson    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)
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Dr. Stacy Hammond Story, IV    (CORDOVA, Tenn.)
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Mr. Douglas Tillery    ( HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Johnnie Hilson    (BRANDON, FL.)
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Mr. John H. Quinn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dashawna M. Jackson    (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.)
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Mr. James Nichols    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mrs. Alice James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Mullins    (WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.)
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Mrs. Nell Johnson Durden    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Marvin H. Moody    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Dr. Stacy Hammond Story, IV    (CORDOVA, Tenn.)
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Mr. Charles M. McKeehan    (PERKINS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Idell Bennett    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. William E. Jones, Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Ms. Jill Alberding    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mr. Joshua L. Holley, Jr.    (ORLANDO, FL.)
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Mrs. Winabee "Bee" Ward    (MACON, Ga.)
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Mr. Ovid H. Beasley    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Verina Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Viola Elizabeth Walling    (DUNLAP, Ill.)
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Mrs. Janie Lamar    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Barney Blackburn    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mr. Chris A. Lever    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Betty Beckum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Cobbie Leverett    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Ms. Pamala Bodie    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)

Mrs. Susie M. Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Samuel R. Wise    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Lowe    (DETROIT, Mich.)
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Mrs. Jewel Washington    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Alberta C. Luke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Zanayia Jacoya Smalley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Broderick Luke    (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Roger G. Perkins    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Mullins    (WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles McKay Hunt, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Mauldin    (RALEIGH, N.C.)
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Mrs. Alberta C. Luke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles McKay Hunt, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Susie M. Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warren D. McZorn, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Chris A. Lever    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Morgan    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Verina Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Mullins    (WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.)
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Mrs. Dashawna M. Jackson    (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.)

Mrs. Estella E. Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Dr. Stacy Hammond Story, IV    (CORDOVA, Tenn.)

Mrs. Anna Ruth Salley    (LAFOLLETTE, Tenn.)
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Mrs. Ida Gibbons Wells    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria T. Roberson    (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mary Frances Gay    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Roger G. Perkins    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Bertie M. Edmonds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nan Rebecca Long    (TOPEKA, KS.)
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Mr. John A. Cumbee, Jr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Ruth Salley    (LAFOLLETTE, Tenn.)
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Mrs. Betty Cheely    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Zanayia Jacoya Smalley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Bernard Boyd    (POMPANO BEACH, Fla.)

Mr. Adrian Smith    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Douglas Tillery    ( HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Fred Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John Ernest Still (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Lillie Mae Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Adrian Smith (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnnie Hilson (BRANDON, FL.)

Mr. James Nichols (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Nicholas Ashton Guthrie (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Estella E. Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Frances Newsome (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

Mr. Cleveland Cain (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Yvonne Wilson (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Stevens (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Zanayia Jacoya Smalley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joshua L. Holley, Jr. (ORLANDO, FL.)

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

Mrs. Betty Beckum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Idell Bennett (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Cobbie Leverett (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. John H. Quinn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Ray Dean Jordan (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Barney Blackburn (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Lamar (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Gary (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Fred Gary (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Tillery ( HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Boyd (POMPANO BEACH, Fla.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Ida Gibbons Wells (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Lowe (DETROIT, Mich.)

Mrs. Verina Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Overtime

Players of the week

Questions arise about coach's record

Pacers' Dunham achieves Player of the Week honors

Richmond Academy lacks pieces of puzzle

Prep scores

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

Players of the week
A look at the 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.

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

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.

Prep scores
Here are prep scores from across the area:

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

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

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.

Prep scores
Here are prep scores from across the area:

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

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

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.

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.

'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.

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

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

'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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Man creates filter to block cable news channel

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

Husband in 'Wife Swap' show charged with hitting daughter

Ratings service to increase minority participation

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.

Wanted: Big laughs, bigger ratings for NBC

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

People in the News

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

People in the News

Rapper's sister dies of leukemia

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.

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.

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

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.

Pitching lifts Lady Pacers to sweep

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.

Odds and Ends

Student reinstated after suspension over smoking principal photos

Woman finds finger while eating chili at restaurant

Odds and Ends

Faith Calendar

Chocolate crosses move into mainstream

Backyard labyrinth serves as path to clarity

'Purpose Driven' preacher continues to make headlines

Services to draw light to meaning