Novel ends where next 'Star Wars' film begins
In the weeks before fans line up at theaters to see "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith," their anticipation can be assuaged with a novel that conveniently leads right into the film's opening scenes.

New novels feature a Hawk, a Pigeon and two jailbirds
The latest works by some topflight mystery novelists are really for the birds - sort of.

African-art collection comforts, empowers
CHICAGO - If walls can talk, then the art on the walls of Daniel T. Parker's home brings on humming, testifying and calling children home.

'Bloody Falls' a true tale of deadly clash of cultures

Books briefs
NEW YORK - "New Beginnings" could bring about new beginnings for victims of the recent South Asia tsunami.

Author tells how brand names came into being

African-art collection comforts, empowers
CHICAGO - If walls can talk, then the art on the walls of Daniel T. Parker's home brings on humming, testifying and calling children home.

New novels feature a Hawk, a Pigeon and two jailbirds

Novel ends where next 'Star Wars' film begins
In the weeks before fans line up at theaters to see "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith," their anticipation can be assuaged with a novel that conveniently leads right into the film's opening scenes.

Books briefs

Author tells how brand names came into being
In the introduction to From Altoids to Zima, author Evan Morris writes: "A time traveler from 1950 visiting, say, Disney World today might conclude that he had wandered into a convention of people supporting someone named Tommy Hilfiger for president."

Novel ends where next 'Star Wars' film begins

'Bloody Falls' a true tale of deadly clash of cultures
The title of "Bloody Falls of the Coppermine," McKay Jenkins' well-researched and interesting book about a somewhat obscure episode in history, refers to the site where Cree Indians massacred an Eskimo encampment in July 1771.

African-art collection comforts, empowers

New novels feature a Hawk, a Pigeon and two jailbirds
The latest works by some topflight mystery novelists are really for the birds - sort of.

Books briefs
NEW YORK - "New Beginnings" could bring about new beginnings for victims of the recent South Asia tsunami.

'Bloody Falls' a true tale of deadly clash of cultures
The title of "Bloody Falls of the Coppermine," McKay Jenkins' well-researched and interesting book about a somewhat obscure episode in history, refers to the site where Cree Indians massacred an Eskimo encampment in July 1771.

Author tells how brand names came into being
In the introduction to From Altoids to Zima, author Evan Morris writes: "A time traveler from 1950 visiting, say, Disney World today might conclude that he had wandered into a convention of people supporting someone named Tommy Hilfiger for president."

Jaguars, Owls split doubleheader
This was supposed to be the season Augusta State's baseball team made a second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Raegan Makenzie Long
Robert and April Long of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Raegan Makenzie, born February 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Diego Joseph Washington
Eric and Melissa Washington of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Diego Joseph, born December 19, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Raegan Makenzie Long
Robert and April Long of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Raegan Makenzie, born February 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mary Elizabeth Morris
Stephen and Susan Morris of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth, born March 8, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Isaiah Deigo Weeks
Christina Weeks of Augusta, is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Isaiah Deigo, born March 14, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Cecilia Fall Scheyer
Darren and Michelle Scheyer to Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Cecilia Fall, born March 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Bailee Nicole Boatwright
Teresa Kaney and James Boatwright, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Bailee Nicole, born November 2, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Gregory Allen Tripp
Gregory and Samantha Tripp of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gregory Allen, born March 1, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 5:37 p.m., weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Larry and Debrah Johns and Gregory and Lisa Tripp, all of Augusta.

Alyssa Rena Deines
Christopher and Vanessa Deines of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alyssa Rena, born, November 29, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Jules Aubrey Brown
Steven and Allyson Brown of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jules Aubrey, born December 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Allen Claxton of Beech Island, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Brown of Elkton, Md. and Mr. and Mrs. James McGarvey of Port Deposit, Md.

Olivia Mae Chen
Titus and Jennifer Chen of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Mae, born, January 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brooklen Casey Coogler
Victorian R. Coogler of North Augusta, is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Brooklen Casey, born February 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nadia Dennis
Nadia Dennis Angela Dennis of Hephzibah, is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Nadia Dennis, born March 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Demetrus Dekle
Demetrus Dekle Jeannett Williams and Demetrus Dekle are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Demetrus, born March 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ashton Hunter Stroud
Jimmy and Angela Stroud of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ashton Hunter, born January 17, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 2:29 p.m., weighed 6 lbs. and 12 oz., and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Waters, of Wagener, S.C., Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Bell of Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. James Stroud at Wagener, S.C.

Mekhi Shajeed-Nasir Thomas
Markeshia Lambert and Michael Thomas, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Mekhi Shajeed-Nasir, born March 9, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Brezlyn Renee Meyer
Stephanie Meyer of Evans and Calvin Dalton of Jacksonville, N.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Brezlyn Renee, born January 24, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Jaleesa Letriece Johnson
Leo and Jennifer Johnson of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jaleesa Letriece, born January 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Cameron Mobley Killough
Joseph and Andrea Killough of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Cameron Mobley, born March 13, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Madison Rae Winters
Dustin and Jennifer Winters of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Rae, born March 3, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Raina Elizabeth Comar

Jules Aubrey Brown
Steven and Allyson Brown of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jules Aubrey, born December 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Allen Claxton of Beech Island, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Brown of Elkton, Md. and Mr. and Mrs. James McGarvey of Port Deposit, Md.

Diego Joseph Washington

Jackson Murphey Swan
Richard and Tara Swan of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson Murphey, born March 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Alyssa Rena Deines

Brooklen Casey Coogler
Victorian R. Coogler of North Augusta, is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Brooklen Casey, born February 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Maggie Helen Reynolds

Isaiah Andrew Hughes
Brock and Jessica Hughes of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Isaiah Andrew, born March 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mekhi Shajeed-Nasir Thomas

Luke Barfield Childers
Scott and Kristie Childers of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Luke Barfield, born, March 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jaleesa Letriece Johnson

Sarah Joanne Newberry
Jay and Laura Newberry of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Joanne, born March 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Cecilia Fall Scheyer

Madison Rae Winters
Dustin and Jennifer Winters of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Rae, born March 3, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brezlyn Renee Meyer

Mekhi Shajeed-Nasir Thomas
Markeshia Lambert and Michael Thomas, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Mekhi Shajeed-Nasir, born March 9, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Leila Marie Elizabeth

Jaleesa Letriece Johnson
Leo and Jennifer Johnson of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jaleesa Letriece, born January 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Austin Wayne Miller

Leila Marie Elizabeth
James and Donna Best of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Leila Marie Elizabeth, born October 30, 2004 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken. She made her debut at 8:15 p.m., weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Eddie and Leila Cox of Harlem, Vena Best and the late Paul H. Best of North Augusta.

Gregory Allen Tripp

Benjamin James Burch
Joseph and Deana Burch of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin James, born March 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Caleb Ashton Higgins

Alyssa Rena Deines
Christopher and Vanessa Deines of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alyssa Rena, born, November 29, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Isaiah Andrew Hughes

Mary Holmberg Weatherred
Dr. and Mrs. Ted Wayland Weatherred of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Holmberg, born February 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Isaiah Deigo Weeks

Bailey Elizabeth Jolene
Kevin and Kathy Bentley of Lincolnton, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Bailey Elizabeth Jolene, born March 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Olivia Mae Chen

Isaiah Andrew Hughes
Brock and Jessica Hughes of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Isaiah Andrew, born March 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mary Elizabeth Morris

Phillip and Ansley Hooks
Mark and Tracy Hooks of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their twins, son Phillip Raymond and daughter Ansley Molly, born, March 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. Phillip 'Flip' made his debut at 11:15 a.m. and weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. Ansley made her debut at 11:16 a.m. and weighed 4 lbs. 7 oz. Proud grandparents are Phil and Cheryl Howie of North Augusta and Carl and Amelia Hooks of Columbia, S.C.

Jacob James Woodard

Raina Elizabeth Comar
Raymond and Joni Comar, Jr. of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Raina Elizabeth, born March 3, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken.

Jules Aubrey Brown

Zachary Thomas Remedies
Brandi Leigh Remedies of Augusta, is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Zachary Thomas, bon March 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Brooklen Casey Coogler

Hannah Grace Sparks
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Sparks of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hanna Grace, born January 12, 2005. She weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sturdivant of Augusta, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Kennedy of Thomson, Mr. and Mrs. James Sparks of Anderson, S.C. and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Collins of Lincolnton, Ga. Great grandparents are Mrs. Fern Bredehoft of Williston, S.C. and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sparks of Martinez.

Jaden Samuel Jenkins

Zane Patrick Bradford
Kevin and Laurie Bradford of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Zane Patrick, born March 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mallory ReneŽ Taylor

Leila Marie Elizabeth
James and Donna Best of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Leila Marie Elizabeth, born October 30, 2004 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken. She made her debut at 8:15 p.m., weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Eddie and Leila Cox of Harlem, Vena Best and the late Paul H. Best of North Augusta.

Mary Holmberg Weatherred

Jaden Samuel Jenkins
Geffeory and Bonita Jenkins of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jaden Samuel, born February 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 10:53 a.m., weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Mrs. Jimmie Pitts of Gray, Ga. and the late Mr. Samuel Pitts, Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Jenkins and Mrs. Jessie Banks, all of Cleveland, Ohio. Jaden was welcomed home by his big sister, Jaida.

Zachary Thomas Remedies

Benjamin James Burch
Joseph and Deana Burch of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin James, born March 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Madison Rae Winters

Mary Elizabeth Morris
Stephen and Susan Morris of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth, born March 8, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Sarah Joanne Newberry

Riley Paul Wheeler
Shannon McKee and Michael Wheeler are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Riley Paul, born March 1, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Raegan Makenzie Long

Ellie Dee Ruple
Robert and Anna Ruple of San Diego, Calif., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ellie Dee, born, November 24, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Logan Taylor Seigler

Mary Holmberg Weatherred
Dr. and Mrs. Ted Wayland Weatherred of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Holmberg, born February 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Phillip and Ansley Hooks

Diego Joseph Washington
Eric and Melissa Washington of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Diego Joseph, born December 19, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Ashton Hunter Stroud

Bailey Elizabeth Jolene
Kevin and Kathy Bentley of Lincolnton, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Bailey Elizabeth Jolene, born March 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Riley Paul Wheeler

Demetrus Dekle
Demetrus Dekle Jeannett Williams and Demetrus Dekle are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Demetrus, born March 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Luke Barfield Childers

Austin Wayne Miller
Kayla Miller of Langley is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Austin Wayne, born March 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Niamari Elise Gordon

Jacob James Woodard
Mike and Kathy Woodward of Beech Island, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jacob James, born March 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Benjamin James Burch

Logan Taylor Seigler
Jessica Black and Michael Seigler, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Logan Taylor, born March 18, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Demetrus Dekle

Maggie Helen Reynolds
Patrick and Melissa Reynolds of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Maggie Helen, born March 4, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Bailee Nicole Boatwright

Caleb Ashton Higgins
Brandon and Terresa Higgins of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Ashton, born February 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. He was welcomed home by big sister Alyssa, 7 and big brother, Joshua, 3.

Jackson Murphey Swan

Phillip and Ansley Hooks
Mark and Tracy Hooks of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their twins, son Phillip Raymond and daughter Ansley Molly, born, March 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. Phillip 'Flip' made his debut at 11:15 a.m. and weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. Ansley made her debut at 11:16 a.m. and weighed 4 lbs. 7 oz. Proud grandparents are Phil and Cheryl Howie of North Augusta and Carl and Amelia Hooks of Columbia, S.C.

Nadia Dennis

Raina Elizabeth Comar
Raymond and Joni Comar, Jr. of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Raina Elizabeth, born March 3, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken.

Cameron Mobley Killough

Zachary Thomas Remedies
Brandi Leigh Remedies of Augusta, is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Zachary Thomas, bon March 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Bailey Elizabeth Jolene

Hannah Grace Sparks
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Sparks of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hanna Grace, born January 12, 2005. She weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sturdivant of Augusta, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Kennedy of Thomson, Mr. and Mrs. James Sparks of Anderson, S.C. and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Collins of Lincolnton, Ga. Great grandparents are Mrs. Fern Bredehoft of Williston, S.C. and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sparks of Martinez.

Hannah Grace Sparks

Jackson Murphey Swan
Richard and Tara Swan of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson Murphey, born March 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ellie Dee Ruple

Isaiah Deigo Weeks
Christina Weeks of Augusta, is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Isaiah Deigo, born March 14, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Niamari Elise Gordon
Nelita Miranda and Shunra Gordon, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Niamari Elise, born March 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jaden Samuel Jenkins
Geffeory and Bonita Jenkins of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jaden Samuel, born February 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 10:53 a.m., weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Mrs. Jimmie Pitts of Gray, Ga. and the late Mr. Samuel Pitts, Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Jenkins and Mrs. Jessie Banks, all of Cleveland, Ohio. Jaden was welcomed home by his big sister, Jaida.

Cecilia Fall Scheyer
Darren and Michelle Scheyer to Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Cecilia Fall, born March 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Riley Paul Wheeler
Shannon McKee and Michael Wheeler are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Riley Paul, born March 1, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nathan Parker Whipple
Andrew and Tameka Whipple of Belvedere, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Nathan Parker, born March 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Bailee Nicole Boatwright
Teresa Kaney and James Boatwright, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Bailee Nicole, born November 2, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Mallory ReneŽ Taylor
Brad and Andrea Taylor of Warrenville, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mallory ReneŽ, born March 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Austin Wayne Miller
Kayla Miller of Langley is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Austin Wayne, born March 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ashton Hunter Stroud
Jimmy and Angela Stroud of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ashton Hunter, born January 17, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 2:29 p.m., weighed 6 lbs. and 12 oz., and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Waters, of Wagener, S.C., Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Bell of Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. James Stroud at Wagener, S.C.

Ellie Dee Ruple
Robert and Anna Ruple of San Diego, Calif., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ellie Dee, born, November 24, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Sarah Joanne Newberry
Jay and Laura Newberry of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Joanne, born March 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Olivia Mae Chen
Titus and Jennifer Chen of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Mae, born, January 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Logan Taylor Seigler
Jessica Black and Michael Seigler, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Logan Taylor, born March 18, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Nadia Dennis
Nadia Dennis Angela Dennis of Hephzibah, is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Nadia Dennis, born March 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brezlyn Renee Meyer
Stephanie Meyer of Evans and Calvin Dalton of Jacksonville, N.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Brezlyn Renee, born January 24, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Luke Barfield Childers
Scott and Kristie Childers of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Luke Barfield, born, March 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Maggie Helen Reynolds
Patrick and Melissa Reynolds of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Maggie Helen, born March 4, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Mallory ReneŽ Taylor
Brad and Andrea Taylor of Warrenville, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mallory ReneŽ, born March 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jacob James Woodard
Mike and Kathy Woodward of Beech Island, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jacob James, born March 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Niamari Elise Gordon
Nelita Miranda and Shunra Gordon, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Niamari Elise, born March 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Caleb Ashton Higgins
Brandon and Terresa Higgins of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Ashton, born February 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. He was welcomed home by big sister Alyssa, 7 and big brother, Joshua, 3.

Cameron Mobley Killough
Joseph and Andrea Killough of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Cameron Mobley, born March 13, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Gregory Allen Tripp
Gregory and Samantha Tripp of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gregory Allen, born March 1, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 5:37 p.m., weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Larry and Debrah Johns and Gregory and Lisa Tripp, all of Augusta.

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
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.

Braves notebook
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - It wasn't the penultimate tune-up start John Smoltz had figured it would be when Saturday began, but he'll take it.

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - It wasn't the penultimate tune-up start John Smoltz had figured it would be when Saturday began, but he'll take it.

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: Ramirez's outing spoiled by birds

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.

Man profits from 'Napoleon' clothes
GRAPEVINE, Texas - As Napoleon Dynamite would put it, a sweet deal has fallen into Randall Sowa's lap.

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 calendar
- Monday: SuCCess Columbia County Style, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce evening business networking event; 5-7 p.m.; Belair Conference Center, 4081 S. Belair Road, $10 nonmembers; R.S.V.P. by March 23 by calling 651-0018 or e-mailing tcarroll@columbiacounty chamber.com.

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.

Business calendar

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.

Infill developments breathe life into urban areas
Urban Richmond County has a secret. Sometimes it is tucked behind a home or two; other times it's hidden by dense shrubbery or a harsh landscape, and in some cases it's out in the open.

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

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.

Richmond County property transfers

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.

Business calendar
- Monday: SuCCess Columbia County Style, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce evening business networking event; 5-7 p.m.; Belair Conference Center, 4081 S. Belair Road, $10 nonmembers; R.S.V.P. by March 23 by calling 651-0018 or e-mailing tcarroll@columbiacounty chamber.com.

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.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for March 11-15. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

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.

On the move
Danielle Robinson, an Augusta native and senior account executive at Chicago-based Burrell Communications Group, has been promoted to an account supervisor at the agency.

Most Asian stock markets rise

Man profits from 'Napoleon' clothes

RVers largely undeterred by higher gas prices

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.

Man profits from 'Napoleon' clothes
GRAPEVINE, Texas - As Napoleon Dynamite would put it, a sweet deal has fallen into Randall Sowa's lap.

Blockbuster drops bid for Hollywood Entertainment

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for March 11-15. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

On the move

Infill developments breathe life into urban areas
Urban Richmond County has a secret. Sometimes it is tucked behind a home or two; other times it's hidden by dense shrubbery or a harsh landscape, and in some cases it's out in the open.

Infill developments breathe life into urban areas

On the move
Danielle Robinson, an Augusta native and senior account executive at Chicago-based Burrell Communications Group, has been promoted to an account supervisor at the agency.

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.

Condo payment is due and former fire chief needs a job

Condo payment is due and former fire chief needs a job
The question following former Augusta fire chief Ronnie Few's applying for his old job last week is why?

Condo payment is due and former fire chief needs a job
The question following former Augusta fire chief Ronnie Few's applying for his old job last week is why?

Unselfish play has fueled turnaround by Tar Heels

Summitt puts focus on Vols

Louisville comes back to reach Final Four

Regional rivals use depth to advantage

Spartans oust Blue Devils to advance

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.

Bush is losing this war

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.

Carry the promise
There are many lessons to be drawn from the Terri Schiavo case. The main one, however, is the lesson shared with us so painfully and dramatically by her parents:

Commitment

Carry the promise

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

Watch your back
Rep. Sue Burmeister may have been a little wily. But she did it to help Augusta.

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

Carry the promise
There are many lessons to be drawn from the Terri Schiavo case. The main one, however, is the lesson shared with us so painfully and dramatically by her parents:

Watch your back
Rep. Sue Burmeister may have been a little wily. But she did it to help Augusta.

Watch your back

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.

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.

Home sellers fret as mortgage rates rise
MARIETTA, Ga. - A four-bedroom ranch home with a finished basement and swimming pool overlooking a golf course fairway in one of Georgia's top school districts should be a steal for $309,000.

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.

Home sellers fret as mortgage rates rise
MARIETTA, Ga. - A four-bedroom ranch home with a finished basement and swimming pool overlooking a golf course fairway in one of Georgia's top school districts should be a steal for $309,000.

Home sellers fret as mortgage rates rise

First quarter mutual fund returns are in the red

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.

Sorenstam's 66 lengthens lead

Sorenstam's 66 lengthens lead
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Annika Sorenstam's game is nearing perfection. All she needs to practice now is her leap into the pond.

TPC notebook
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The closing holes at the TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course are designed to break a player's spirit if a shot is off-line.

Taylor makes push for Masters invite
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Vaughn Taylor could become the story at The Players Championship if he continues to play like he did Saturday.

Taylor makes push for Masters invite

Taylor makes push for Masters invite
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Vaughn Taylor could become the story at The Players Championship if he continues to play like he did Saturday.

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.

TPC notebook
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The closing holes at the TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course are designed to break a player's spirit if a shot is off-line.

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.

TPC notebook

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.

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's 66 lengthens lead
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Annika Sorenstam's game is nearing perfection. All she needs to practice now is her leap into the pond.

Rain is no friend of golfers' caddies

Players slowed by rain at TPC
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The Players Championship will go to overtime with a Monday finish.

Masters dreams hinge on Players

Sorenstam poised to claim fifth win in row

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.

Hephzibah heads list of All-State selections

All-State teams

Why hunt for eggs when you don't even like them?
Let me admit right off that I was always terrible at finding Easter eggs.

Weather services issues tornado watch
According to the The National Weather Service a tordao watch is in effect until 5:00 a.m. EST for the follow counties in Georgia: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Baldwin, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Brooks, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crawford, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Emanuel, Grady, Harris, Houston, Irwin, Jefferson, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscogee, Peach, Pierce, Pike, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, tTelfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Troup, Turner, Twiggs, Upson, Ware, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson and Worth

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.

Weather services issues tornado watch
According to the The National Weather Service a tordao watch is in effect until 5:00 a.m. EST for the follow counties in Georgia: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Baldwin, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Brooks, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crawford, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Emanuel, Grady, Harris, Houston, Irwin, Jefferson, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscogee, Peach, Pierce, Pike, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, tTelfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Troup, Turner, Twiggs, Upson, Ware, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson and Worth

Weather services issue tornado watch
According to the The National Weather Service a tordao watch is in effect until 5:00 a.m. EST for the follow counties in Georgia: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Baldwin, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Brooks, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crawford, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Emanuel, Grady, Harris, Houston, Irwin, Jefferson, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscogee, Peach, Pierce, Pike, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, tTelfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Troup, Turner, Twiggs, Upson, Ware, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson and Worth

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 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.

Let trustees pay for own Internet

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

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

Deduction proposal is wrong
The congressional Joint Committee on Taxation is proposing numerous changes to federal tax guidelines. Among the proposals is a plan to prevent taxpayers from claiming more than $500 per year in deductions for charitable contributions of clothing and household items.Maj. James Hall and Meredith Vasquez, 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

Deduction proposal is wrong
The congressional Joint Committee on Taxation is proposing numerous changes to federal tax guidelines. Among the proposals is a plan to prevent taxpayers from claiming more than $500 per year in deductions for charitable contributions of clothing and household items.Maj. James Hall and Meredith Vasquez, Augusta

Deduction proposal is wrong

Education must change direction
Our school system has become burdened by parental neglect and ineffective policies. It's time for school reform.Brian Green, 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

Was boy genius overwhelmed?

States debate privacy safeguards on vehicle black boxes

Texas teen enjoys 'Dynamite' skills

Travel briefs

An Easter tribute to all things bunny

A bit of Boston's rich brewery past lives on

North Augusta site appealed to fisherman

No floor too big - or small - to clean

Challenging adventure in Utah canyon wilderness

Come on in, enjoy the mud

Style briefs

Print cards to tell guests of postponed event

Texas teen enjoys 'Dynamite' skills
FORT WORTH, Texas - In the film Napoleon Dynamite, the goofy title character is obsessed with sweet skills such as knowing your way around a pair of nunchucks because, he says, that's what girls want in a boyfriend.

Challenging adventure in Utah canyon wilderness
ESCALANATE, Utah - The layered red sandstone of the canyon walls tower above us. The waters in and under our boots are murky and cold. The March sun has poured out its fleeting warmth and dipped behind the cliffs, leaving us shivering in sodden clothes and looming shadows.

Print cards to tell guests of postponed event
Dear Carson: I am engaged, and my fiance and I have decided to postpone our wedding date. We were planning on getting married May 28, or in the fall, and now there is the possibility of us not getting married at all because of unresolved issues.

Travel briefs
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas state park system has produced a new guide that makes it easy to tailor a park visit to individual interests like birding, Hispanic heritage or horseback riding.

Come on in, enjoy the mud
EATON, N.H. - Mucky roads, unpredictable weather and wet ground that sags beneath your feet. It must be springtime in New England.

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.

An Easter tribute to all things bunny
They can be cute and cuddly or oddly creepy. Sometimes they're just plain annoying.

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.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: I am shopping for a burglar alarm system and am looking for a little insight. I would appreciate any help that you could offer. -- Nathan

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.

Texas teen enjoys 'Dynamite' skills
FORT WORTH, Texas - In the film Napoleon Dynamite, the goofy title character is obsessed with sweet skills such as knowing your way around a pair of nunchucks because, he says, that's what girls want in a boyfriend.

An Easter tribute to all things bunny
They can be cute and cuddly or oddly creepy. Sometimes they're just plain annoying.

Travel briefs
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas state park system has produced a new guide that makes it easy to tailor a park visit to individual interests like birding, Hispanic heritage or horseback riding.

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.

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
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.

North Augusta site appealed to fisherman
In 1990, Steve Whisenant found some rolling, wooded property above Summer Lake in North Augusta, but it wasn't on the market.

North Augusta site appealed to fisherman
In 1990, Steve Whisenant found some rolling, wooded property above Summer Lake in North Augusta, but it wasn't on the market.

No floor too big - or small - to clean
Keeping clean what's under foot can be a daunting task -- especially if pets and little ones are a part of one's brood. Good looks aside, regular cleaning and maintenance will keep a floor looking good and can prevent expensive damage repairs -- or worse, the expense of replacement

Print cards to tell guests of postponed event
Dear Carson: I am engaged, and my fiance and I have decided to postpone our wedding date. We were planning on getting married May 28, or in the fall, and now there is the possibility of us not getting married at all because of unresolved issues.

A bit of Boston's rich brewery past lives on
BOSTON - The Boston of a century ago was a beer-brewing hub to rival Midwestern suds capitals such as Milwaukee, St. Louis and Chicago. Research by local historians has turned up evidence of 31 operating breweries inside the city limits in the late 19th century. A city better known for its baked beans and clam chowder had the greatest number of breweries per capita at the time, said Michael Reiskind, a Boston historian who has researched Boston's brewing history.

No floor too big - or small - to clean
Keeping clean what's under foot can be a daunting task -- especially if pets and little ones are a part of one's brood. Good looks aside, regular cleaning and maintenance will keep a floor looking good and can prevent expensive damage repairs -- or worse, the expense of replacement

Come on in, enjoy the mud
EATON, N.H. - Mucky roads, unpredictable weather and wet ground that sags beneath your feet. It must be springtime in New England.

Challenging adventure in Utah canyon wilderness
ESCALANATE, Utah - The layered red sandstone of the canyon walls tower above us. The waters in and under our boots are murky and cold. The March sun has poured out its fleeting warmth and dipped behind the cliffs, leaving us shivering in sodden clothes and looming shadows.

A bit of Boston's rich brewery past lives on
BOSTON - The Boston of a century ago was a beer-brewing hub to rival Midwestern suds capitals such as Milwaukee, St. Louis and Chicago. Research by local historians has turned up evidence of 31 operating breweries inside the city limits in the late 19th century. A city better known for its baked beans and clam chowder had the greatest number of breweries per capita at the time, said Michael Reiskind, a Boston historian who has researched Boston's brewing history.

Queries can halt pushy sales staff
Dear Paula: I find myself reminding sales assistants at the cosmetics counters of the myths and unproved results of the products that they sell. There is always one sales assistant who will persist in stating that the product is going to give me perfect, wrinkle-free skin.

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.

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

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Meghan Gillespie of Clearwater.

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

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.

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.

Records pinpoint sex offenders
Richmond County is in the top 10 areas in Georgia when it comes to the number of registered sex offenders living in one of its ZIP codes.

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

Growth calls for teacher hiring

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.

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.

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.

News you can use
That scratchy new suit your husband will fuss about wearing to Easter services Sunday morning isn't just a fashion statement. According to happy-easter.com, wearing something new on Easter is good luck. Want more Easter info? Read on:

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

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

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.

Fort sunrise service cancelled

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.

Weather services issue tornado watch

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 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.

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.

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

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.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Meghan Gillespie of Clearwater.

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

Weather services issue tornado watch
According to the The National Weather Service a tordao watch is in effect until 5:00 a.m. EST for the follow counties in Georgia: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Baldwin, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Brooks, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crawford, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Emanuel, Grady, Harris, Houston, Irwin, Jefferson, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscogee, Peach, Pierce, Pike, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, tTelfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Troup, Turner, Twiggs, Upson, Ware, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson and Worth

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.

Growth calls for teacher hiring
As pupil enrollment continues to swell in Columbia County, so does the need for more teachers and for money to pay them.

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.

Easter blooms
Easter bloomsLilies decorate Graniteville First Baptist Church, which was established 159 years ago, in preparation for Easter.

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.

Amber Alert Issued for 1 Year Old South Carolina Girl

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.

Kid of the Day

Center rejects crisis unit offer

Across the area

Fort sunrise service cancelled

Kid of the Day

Scheme brought in more money

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.

Leading the way

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.

Group forms to aid gay students

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.

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

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

Evans woman killed by gas

Easter blooms
Easter bloomsLilies decorate Graniteville First Baptist Church, which was established 159 years ago, in preparation for Easter.

Across the area

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Meghan Gillespie of Clearwater.

Technical colleges evolve to attract students

Amber Alert Issued for 1 Year Old South Carolina Girl
The Greenville South Carolina Sheriff's Office and the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division issued the Amber Alert after the girl was apparently abducted on Saturday.

Measure changes license process

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use

Atlanta tragedy leads to review of security
ATLANTA - The shooting rampage and 26-hour manhunt that ensued after rape suspect Brian Nichols allegedly killed a judge, a court reporter and a sheriff's deputy at the Fulton County Courthouse did more than transfix a nation.

Legislative struggle over local projects continues

Voter ID bill draws concern
ATLANTA - For nearly $29,000 a year in tuition, Emory University history major Lalitha Varanasi can do a lot with her student ID.

Concert to aid music programs

Spectators revel in tradition
AIKEN - Donning a wide-brimmed, black straw hat adorned with salmon- and ebony-hued ostrich feathers, Sherry Maugans was a walking advertisement for the one-of-a-kind hats she and her mother sold at Saturday's Aiken Spring Steeplechase.

Across Georgia

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Meghan Gillespie of Clearwater.

Kid of the Day

Across the area
Four people were taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Saturday afternoon after a sport utility vehicle overturned near the intersection of Gordon Highway and Highland Avenue.

Brochures help guide sex talks

News you can use

Fitness program helps city employees

Records pinpoint sex offenders

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use
That scratchy new suit your husband will fuss about wearing to Easter services Sunday morning isn't just a fashion statement. According to happy-easter.com, wearing something new on Easter is good luck. Want more Easter info? Read on:

Voter ID bill draws concern

Records pinpoint sex offenders
Richmond County is in the top 10 areas in Georgia when it comes to the number of registered sex offenders living in one of its ZIP codes.

Spectators revel in tradition

Growth calls for teacher hiring
As pupil enrollment continues to swell in Columbia County, so does the need for more teachers and for money to pay them.

Easter blooms

Atlanta tragedy leads to review of security
ATLANTA - The shooting rampage and 26-hour manhunt that ensued after rape suspect Brian Nichols allegedly killed a judge, a court reporter and a sheriff's deputy at the Fulton County Courthouse did more than transfix a nation.

Atlanta tragedy leads to review of security

Police seek 18-year-old in slaying
Police are seeking an 18-year-old in connection with the fatal shooting of an Augusta man early Saturday.

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.

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

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.

Voter ID bill draws concern
ATLANTA - For nearly $29,000 a year in tuition, Emory University history major Lalitha Varanasi can do a lot with her student ID.

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.

Old-fashioned baptism fulfills father's request
Arthur Smith expected that the Savannah River would have a chilling effect on his body when he was submerged during his baptism Saturday afternoon.

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 the area
Four people were taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Saturday afternoon after a sport utility vehicle overturned near the intersection of Gordon Highway and Highland Avenue.

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

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Amid concerns that courthouse shooting suspect Brian Nichols might not get a fair trial in Fulton County, a retired judge from neighboring DeKalb County has been chosen to preside over the case.

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Fort Jackson has a new $60 million barracks complex to house and feed up to 1,200 soldiers.

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.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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

Nuclear fuel stirs debate
CHARLESTON, S.C. - An experimental load of nuclear fuel will arrive in South Carolina in a few weeks, stirring debate over whether the substance is a target for terrorism or a safe source of energy.

Spectators revel in tradition
AIKEN - Donning a wide-brimmed, black straw hat adorned with salmon- and ebony-hued ostrich feathers, Sherry Maugans was a walking advertisement for the one-of-a-kind hats she and her mother sold at Saturday's Aiken Spring Steeplechase.

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.

Montgomerie should receive special invite
It will be a long flight back to London from Indonesia for Colin Montgomerie. Chances are the answering machine light in his rental apartment in Chelsea won't be blinking tonight.

Montgomerie should receive special invite
It will be a long flight back to London from Indonesia for Colin Montgomerie. Chances are the answering machine light in his rental apartment in Chelsea won't be blinking tonight.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

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

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

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
NEW YORK - Woody Allen doesn't give many interviews. But when he does, he'll talk about anything.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

NASCAR notebook

Drivers' lives go on after brain injuries

Rookie dominates on way to first victory on circuit
GLADEVILLE, Tenn. - Rookie Reed Sorenson raced to his first NASCAR Busch Series victory Saturday, beating Kenny Wallace by a whopping 14.417 seconds in the Pepsi 300 at Nashville Superspeedway.

Rookie dominates on way to first victory on circuit
GLADEVILLE, Tenn. - Rookie Reed Sorenson raced to his first NASCAR Busch Series victory Saturday, beating Kenny Wallace by a whopping 14.417 seconds in the Pepsi 300 at Nashville Superspeedway.

Rookie dominates on way to first victory on circuit

Drivers' lives go on after brain injuries
MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Jerry Nadeau still has his race shop in the heart of stock car country, but there are no race cars. He uses it to store his motor coach, a boat and a passenger car.

Drivers' lives go on after brain injuries
MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Jerry Nadeau still has his race shop in the heart of stock car country, but there are no race cars. He uses it to store his motor coach, a boat and a passenger car.

NASCAR notebook
It was Mark Martin who first alerted anyone who cared to listen about the talented youngster Jack Roush had just signed to drive in NASCAR's Craftsman Truck Series.

NASCAR notebook
It was Mark Martin who first alerted anyone who cared to listen about the talented youngster Jack Roush had just signed to drive in NASCAR's Craftsman Truck Series.

Schiavo's family is hoping for miracle on Easter weekend
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - With religious emotions peaking on the Christian calendar's holiest weekend, Terri Schiavo's parents watched over their dying daughter Saturday as attorneys acknowledged the tenacious legal fight to reconnect the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube was nearing an end.

Schiavo's family is hoping for miracle on Easter weekend

Schiavo's family is hoping for miracle on Easter weekend
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - With religious emotions peaking on the Christian calendar's holiest weekend, Terri Schiavo's parents watched over their dying daughter Saturday as attorneys acknowledged the tenacious legal fight to reconnect the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube was nearing an end.

Louisville comes back to reach Final Four
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Louisville game plan? Hah! West Virginia's hotshot shooters turned that into little more than a cheesy souvenir.

Summitt puts focus on Vols
PHILADELPHIA - Now that Pat Summitt has the record for career coaching victories, Tennessee has one less distraction as it chases a seventh national championship.

Regional rivals use depth to advantage
AUSTIN, Texas - Tom Izzo can look down the Michigan State bench and smile. Even when his five starters are on the court, he still has four guys he's comfortable using.

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.

Unselfish play has fueled turnaround by Tar Heels
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - No one ever questioned North Carolina's talent.

Summitt puts focus on Vols
PHILADELPHIA - Now that Pat Summitt has the record for career coaching victories, Tennessee has one less distraction as it chases a seventh national championship.

Illinois survives upset bid
ROSEMONT, Ill. - Keep the bus running and point it toward St. Louis.

Unselfish play has fueled turnaround by Tar Heels
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - No one ever questioned North Carolina's talent.

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.

Regional rivals use depth to advantage
AUSTIN, Texas - Tom Izzo can look down the Michigan State bench and smile. Even when his five starters are on the court, he still has four guys he's comfortable using.

Louisville comes back to reach Final Four
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Louisville game plan? Hah! West Virginia's hotshot shooters turned that into little more than a cheesy souvenir.

Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ethel M. Bing    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Dr. Baldev Bariana Singh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Mullins    (WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.)
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Friends and family remember a former Columbia County commissioner as a loving father and a man who worked diligently to improve his home and who inspired others to join public service.

Ms. Christine Edenfield    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Fred Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Elige Counts    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin H. Moody    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Debbie Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Yvonne Wilson    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mr. Willie Stevens    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Miss Ethel Cromer    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Lance Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Douglas Tillery    ( HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Fred Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth G. Gray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel R. Wise    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. James W. Hembree    (MSG THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin H. Moody    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Hazel Justice Lamb Dyches    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas O. Mutt Hankerson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Braddy McBride    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Marvin H. Moody    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Perry    (HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.)
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Mrs. Mary "Dale" Caulfield    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Beckum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Idell Bennett    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Eldina Y. Craven    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Julia Beeland Bridges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John H. Quinn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Florence Williams    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Lance Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Tillery    ( HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Stevens    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. John H. Quinn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Barney Blackburn    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William E. Jones, Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mr. William E. Jones, Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Carolyn Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John Swearingen    (GASTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Andren Applequest    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Dr. Baldev Bariana Singh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Braddy McBride    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie Stevens    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Estella E. Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John H. Quinn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Warren D. McZorn, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. U. H. Pittman, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Estella E. Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Winabee "Bee" Ward    (MACON, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas O. Mutt Hankerson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary "Dale" Caulfield    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. James Nichols    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. O. W. (Bill) Irvin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mr. James Nichols    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mrs. Betty Beckum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Roger G. Perkins    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Ms. Jill Alberding    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ethel Perry    (HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.)

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

Mr. Samuel R. Wise    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. U.H. Pittman Jr.
Friends and family remember a former Columbia County commissioner as a loving father and a man who worked diligently to improve his home and who inspired others to join public service.

Mr. James Nichols    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ethel Perry    (HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.)
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Mr. James Nichols    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Elige Counts    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Sharon Hansen Love    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Miss Ethel Cromer    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
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Mrs. Betty Jenkins Beckum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Remer E. Dasher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Joshua L. Holley, Jr.    (ORLANDO, FL.)
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Mr. Willie Stevens    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Hazel Justice Lamb Dyches    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
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Mrs. Florence Williams    (TRENTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ida Mae Lunger Holley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ruth Mullins    (WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.)

Mr. Barney Blackburn    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mr. Warren D. McZorn, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Idell Bennett    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Elizabeth Walling    (DUNLAP, Ill.)
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Mr. William R. Johnson    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Joshua L. Holley, Jr.    (ORLANDO, FL.)

Mr. Fred Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Fred Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Stacy Hammond Story, IV    (CORDOVA, Tenn.)
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Mr. Joshua L. Holley, Jr.    (ORLANDO, FL.)
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Mrs. Dashawna M. Jackson    (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.)
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Mrs. Estella E. Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Barney Blackburn (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Stevens (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Beeland Bridges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Ethel Cromer (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Eldina Y. Craven (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Stevens (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas O. Mutt Hankerson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Fred Gary (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Fred Gary (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Braddy McBride (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. James Nichols (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. James W. Hembree (MSG THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. James Nichols (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Sharon Hansen Love (THOMSON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. U.H. Pittman Jr.

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

Mrs. Ethel M. Bing (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Lance Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Hanks (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary "Dale" Caulfield (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Douglas Tillery ( HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Perry (HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.)

Dr. Baldev Bariana Singh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth G. Gray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Debbie Nelson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Justice Lamb Dyches (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Remer E. Dasher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Andren Applequest (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Betty Beckum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Yvonne Wilson (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Mims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Idell Bennett (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Asylum seekers are subject to harsh treatment
Since the end of World War II, approximately 4 million refugees and asylum seekers have found a home in the United States. Asylum is a right of last resort for people who cannot count on their own governments to protect them, and are forced to flee their homelands and seek the protection of other governments. The right to seek and enjoy asylum from persecution is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Altogether, 145 states, including the United States, have signed this United Nations instrument.

Publicly questioned land sale was legitimate
An Augusta Chronicle staff writer has written two articles on a land sale from William Hatcher to Hale House to Donna Krouse. These transactions were legitimate sales - with all parties knowledgeable, acting prudently and not under undue duress.

Publicly questioned land sale was legitimate
An Augusta Chronicle staff writer has written two articles on a land sale from William Hatcher to Hale House to Donna Krouse. These transactions were legitimate sales - with all parties knowledgeable, acting prudently and not under undue duress.

Publicly questioned land sale was legitimate
An Augusta Chronicle staff writer has written two articles on a land sale from William Hatcher to Hale House to Donna Krouse. These transactions were legitimate sales - with all parties knowledgeable, acting prudently and not under undue duress.

Asylum seekers are subject to harsh treatment
Since the end of World War II, approximately 4 million refugees and asylum seekers have found a home in the United States. Asylum is a right of last resort for people who cannot count on their own governments to protect them, and are forced to flee their homelands and seek the protection of other governments. The right to seek and enjoy asylum from persecution is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Altogether, 145 states, including the United States, have signed this United Nations instrument.

Asylum seekers are subject to harsh treatment
Since the end of World War II, approximately 4 million refugees and asylum seekers have found a home in the United States. Asylum is a right of last resort for people who cannot count on their own governments to protect them, and are forced to flee their homelands and seek the protection of other governments. The right to seek and enjoy asylum from persecution is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Altogether, 145 states, including the United States, have signed this United Nations instrument.

Prep scores

Huss takes fourth shot at Everest

Richmond Academy lacks pieces of puzzle

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Pacers' Dunham achieves Player of the Week honors

Overtime

Rae's Creek will again play host to women's pro event
Owner Richard Cutler thought construction at The Club at Raes Creek would be complete in time for this week's Taylor Infiniti $25,000 Women's Pro Circuit Event.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

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

Overtime
In Tempe, Ariz., Arizona State running back Loren Wade has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a former Arizona State football player outside a Scottsdale night club early Saturday.

Prep scores
Here are prep scores from across the area:

Overtime
In Tempe, Ariz., Arizona State running back Loren Wade has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a former Arizona State football player outside a Scottsdale night club early Saturday.

Overtime
In Tempe, Ariz., Arizona State running back Loren Wade has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a former Arizona State football player outside a Scottsdale night club early Saturday.

Huss takes fourth shot at Everest
DES MOINES, Iowa - For 15 years, the massive mountain straddling the Nepal-Tibet border has driven Chuck Huss like nothing else.

Huss takes fourth shot at Everest
DES MOINES, Iowa - For 15 years, the massive mountain straddling the Nepal-Tibet border has driven Chuck Huss like nothing else.

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.

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

Prep scores
Here are prep scores from across the area:

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

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Barzulu comes from behind for an upset of Unalienable Right for Aiken owners
AIKEN - The two-time reigning Imperial Cup champion was dethroned by Barzulu, a horse that made its Aiken owners happy before the home crowd Saturday.

Overtime
In Tempe, Ariz., Arizona State running back Loren Wade has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a former Arizona State football player outside a Scottsdale night club early Saturday.

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

Outdoors caledar

A catch worth keeping

Outdoors caledar

A catch worth keeping
specialA catch worth keepingChip Reames, of Clearwater, caught this 11-pound, 2-ounce largemouth bass with a white-and-yellowish green spinnerbait at Thurmond Lake. Reames usually releases his catch, but this one made a trip to the taxidermist.

A catch worth keeping
specialA catch worth keepingChip Reames, of Clearwater, caught this 11-pound, 2-ounce largemouth bass with a white-and-yellowish green spinnerbait at Thurmond Lake. Reames usually releases his catch, but this one made a trip to the taxidermist.

Outdoors caledar

Hogzilla proves to be hybrid
Jack Mayer never dreamed his expertise with feral hogs would land him a spot on a national television show dedicated to a pig named Hogzilla.

Hogzilla proves to be hybrid
Jack Mayer never dreamed his expertise with feral hogs would land him a spot on a national television show dedicated to a pig named Hogzilla.

All-State teams
Here are the Georgia Sportswriters Association's All-State basketball teams:

Hephzibah heads list of All-State selections
A historic season may have ended, but the achievements continue to roll in for Hephzibah's Lady Rebels. Today's announcement of the Georgia Sportswriters Association All-State basketball teams includes a heavy Hephzibah flair among the top honorees.

All-State teams
Here are the Georgia Sportswriters Association's All-State basketball teams:

Hephzibah heads list of All-State selections
A historic season may have ended, but the achievements continue to roll in for Hephzibah's Lady Rebels. Today's announcement of the Georgia Sportswriters Association All-State basketball teams includes a heavy Hephzibah flair among the top honorees.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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

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

Hogzilla proves to be hybrid

Montgomerie should receive special invite

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 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.

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

Sandra Oh moves forward from "Sideways" to TV
LOS ANGELES - Sandra Oh, who played a freewheeling single mom in "Sideways," gets tough as a surgical intern in ABC's medical drama "Grey's Anatomy."

Sandra Oh moves forward from "Sideways" to TV

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.

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

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.

Man creates filter to block cable news channel

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

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

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
The science behind the tragedy of two Indian Ocean tsunamis, one that struck in 1883 and one too vividly recent, is detailed in a pair of documentaries on PBS' "Nova."

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.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
The science behind the tragedy of two Indian Ocean tsunamis, one that struck in 1883 and one too vividly recent, is detailed in a pair of documentaries on PBS' "Nova."

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.

Sandra Oh moves forward from "Sideways" to TV
LOS ANGELES - Sandra Oh, who played a freewheeling single mom in "Sideways," gets tough as a surgical intern in ABC's medical drama "Grey's Anatomy."

People in the News

Bulldogs bury Wildcats

Bulldogs bury Wildcats
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Josh Morris' three-run triple in the ninth inning capped a four-run rally that gave Georgia a 14-11 win over Kentucky on Saturday.

Chambers is key to 'Dogs' elite dreams

Devils outlast 'Dogs to reach Elite Eight
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Georgia came up short Saturday in its quest to reach the Elite Eight for the second consecutive season.

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.

Devils outlast 'Dogs to reach Elite Eight

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.

Devils outlast 'Dogs to reach Elite Eight
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Georgia came up short Saturday in its quest to reach the Elite Eight for the second consecutive season.

Bulldogs bury Wildcats
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Josh Morris' three-run triple in the ninth inning capped a four-run rally that gave Georgia a 14-11 win over Kentucky on Saturday.

Spurrier is a hit in Columbia
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Ol' Ball Coach wants to bring a little fun to South Carolina's spring and reclaim his successful reputation after two losing seasons in the NFL.

Spurrier is a hit in Columbia

Spurrier is a hit in Columbia
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Ol' Ball Coach wants to bring a little fun to South Carolina's spring and reclaim his successful reputation after two losing seasons in the NFL.

Odds and Ends

Chocolate crosses move into mainstream

Backyard labyrinth serves as path to clarity

Services to draw light to meaning

'Purpose Driven' preacher continues to make headlines

Faith Calendar

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