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."

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."

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.

Star emerges from the zaniness of 'Spamalot'

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

'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

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

Star emerges from the zaniness of 'Spamalot'
NEW YORK - Sara Ramirez sure doesn't look like a criminal. Dressed in jeans and a long-sleeved T-shirt with her hair swept up in a pony tail, the 29-year-old actress and singer resembles more a laid-back beauty contestant than a woman capable of theft.

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.

Star emerges from the zaniness of 'Spamalot'
NEW YORK - Sara Ramirez sure doesn't look like a criminal. Dressed in jeans and a long-sleeved T-shirt with her hair swept up in a pony tail, the 29-year-old actress and singer resembles more a laid-back beauty contestant than a woman capable of theft.

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.

'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.

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.

Novel ends where next 'Star Wars' film begins

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.

African-art collection comforts, empowers

'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.

Pettitte, Yankees down Astros
TAMPA, Fla. - Andy Pettitte felt comfortable on the mound - and off - in his latest start.

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.

Pettitte, Yankees down Astros

Pettitte, Yankees down Astros
TAMPA, Fla. - Andy Pettitte felt comfortable on the mound - and off - in his latest start.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cecilia Fall Scheyer

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.

Brezlyn Renee Meyer

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.

Leila Marie Elizabeth

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.

Austin Wayne Miller

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.

Raina Elizabeth Comar

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.

Diego Joseph Washington

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.

Gregory Allen Tripp

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.

Alyssa Rena Deines

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.

Maggie Helen Reynolds

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.

Caleb Ashton Higgins

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.

Isaiah Andrew Hughes

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.

Isaiah Deigo Weeks

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.

Olivia Mae Chen

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.

Mary Elizabeth Morris

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.

Jacob James Woodard

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.

Jules Aubrey Brown

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.

Brooklen Casey Coogler

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.

Mekhi Shajeed-Nasir Thomas

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.

Jaleesa Letriece Johnson

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.

Demetrus Dekle

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.

Bailee Nicole Boatwright

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.

Jaden Samuel Jenkins

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.

Mallory ReneŽ Taylor

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.

Mary Holmberg Weatherred

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.

Zachary Thomas Remedies

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.

Jackson Murphey Swan

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.

Madison Rae Winters

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.

Nadia Dennis

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.

Sarah Joanne Newberry

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.

Cameron Mobley Killough

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.

Raegan Makenzie Long

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.

Logan Taylor Seigler

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.

Bailey Elizabeth Jolene

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.

Phillip and Ansley Hooks

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.

Riley Paul Wheeler

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.

Niamari Elise Gordon

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.

Benjamin James Burch

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.

Ashton Hunter Stroud

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.

Hannah Grace Sparks

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

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.

Luke Barfield Childers

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Easter Bunny attacked by boy at mall
BAY CITY, Mich. -- The Easter Bunny is hopping mad. Bryan Johnson, who portrays the furry character at the Bay City Mall, says he was pummeled in an unprovoked attack on the job. Police say the attacker was a 12-year-old boy who sat on Johnson's lap the day before the March 18 incident.

Easter Bunny attacked by boy at mall
BAY CITY, Mich. -- The Easter Bunny is hopping mad. Bryan Johnson, who portrays the furry character at the Bay City Mall, says he was pummeled in an unprovoked attack on the job. Police say the attacker was a 12-year-old boy who sat on Johnson's lap the day before the March 18 incident.

Man sells device that blocks Fox News
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. Kimery figures he's sold about 100 of the little silver bits of metal that screw into the back of most televisions, allowing people to filter Fox News from their sets, since its August debut.

Man sells device that blocks Fox News
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. Kimery figures he's sold about 100 of the little silver bits of metal that screw into the back of most televisions, allowing people to filter Fox News from their sets, since its August debut.

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

Dodgers top Braves
VERO BEACH, Fla. - Despite poor spring statistics, Jeff Kent is right on schedule.

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.

IRS may want share of money from eBay sales

Entrepreneurs brave trials to make it alone
NEW YORK - Joan Coukos' transition from international banker to artisanal chocolatier began when she found a set of chocolate molds at an antique market in Belgium.

Amazon.com knows what you like
SEATTLE - Amazon.com Inc. has one potentially big advantage over its rival online retailers: It knows things about you that you may not know yourself.

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

Business calendar

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:

Business briefs

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.

Wal-Mart tries to beat big box law with split store
DUNKIRK, Md. - The fight last summer followed a plot line similar to other big box battles across the country: Wal-Mart proposes a massive retail store, community groups rally against it and local lawmakers pass restrictive zoning laws designed to keep the sprawling store out of town.

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.

IRS may want share of money from eBay sales
WASHINGTON - Hawking baby and children's clothes, along with some garage sale and thrift store bargains, on eBay helps Sunni Wojnarowsky bring in some extra money so she can afford to stay home with her two young boys.

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.

Man profits from 'Napoleon' clothes

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:

Entrepreneurs brave trials to make it alone

Quality of corporate earnings still weak
NEW YORK - Companies can talk all they want about how the quality of their earnings are improving in the wake of all the business scandals. Truth be told, they might not be practicing what they preach.

Quality of corporate earnings still weak

Who'll control mobile phone content?
NEW YORK - It's been the great "Whodunit?" of two big technology shows:

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

Amazon.com knows what you like
SEATTLE - Amazon.com Inc. has one potentially big advantage over its rival online retailers: It knows things about you that you may not know yourself.

Business briefs
GATES V. DELL: They're the men behind the ubiquitous hardware and software of American computing, Michael Dell and Bill Gates. Which do you admire more? Inc. magazine asked that question of 100 people at a retreat Inc. held for entrepreneurs this month in Tucson, Ariz.

Wal-Mart tries to beat big box law with split store
DUNKIRK, Md. - The fight last summer followed a plot line similar to other big box battles across the country: Wal-Mart proposes a massive retail store, community groups rally against it and local lawmakers pass restrictive zoning laws designed to keep the sprawling store out of town.

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.

Quality of corporate earnings still weak
NEW YORK - Companies can talk all they want about how the quality of their earnings are improving in the wake of all the business scandals. Truth be told, they might not be practicing what they preach.

IRS may want share of money from eBay sales
WASHINGTON - Hawking baby and children's clothes, along with some garage sale and thrift store bargains, on eBay helps Sunni Wojnarowsky bring in some extra money so she can afford to stay home with her two young boys.

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.

Debate rages over new accounting rules
NEW YORK - Corporate America keeps complaining that new regulations forcing companies to assess their accounting procedures are a big waste of time and money that could be better spent elsewhere.

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.

Business briefs
GATES V. DELL: They're the men behind the ubiquitous hardware and software of American computing, Michael Dell and Bill Gates. Which do you admire more? Inc. magazine asked that question of 100 people at a retreat Inc. held for entrepreneurs this month in Tucson, Ariz.

Infill developments breathe life into urban areas

Who'll control mobile phone content?
NEW YORK - It's been the great "Whodunit?" of two big technology shows:

Debate rages over new accounting rules

Entrepreneurs brave trials to make it alone
NEW YORK - Joan Coukos' transition from international banker to artisanal chocolatier began when she found a set of chocolate molds at an antique market in Belgium.

Wal-Mart tries to beat big box law with split store

On the move

Amazon.com knows what you like

Richmond County property transfers

Who'll control mobile phone content?

Debate rages over new accounting rules
NEW YORK - Corporate America keeps complaining that new regulations forcing companies to assess their accounting procedures are a big waste of time and money that could be better spent elsewhere.

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?

Volunteers send away Red Raiders

McCants stellar for Tar Heels

Illini show champion's spirit

Louisville comes back to reach Final Four

Regional rivals use depth to advantage

Unselfish play has fueled turnaround by Tar Heels

Resilient Spartans hold on for dramatic victory

Summitt puts focus on Vols

An end to pessimism
Optimism should always be a cautious commodity regarding cease-fires between Israel and the Palestinians, but recently did provide further evidence that, since the death of PLO terrorist Yasser Arafat, the two sides may indeed be embarking on an era of peacemaking, if not peace.

Watch your back

A frivolous amendment?
Why would Georgia lawmakers want to change the state constitution to protect sportsmen's right to fish and hunt when there's no immediate threat to that right? Call it the doctrine of pre-emptive strike. It's to save the sport, not necessarily for this generation for whom hunting and fishing is still culturally secure, but for future generations if the culture should change.

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

A frivolous amendment?
Why would Georgia lawmakers want to change the state constitution to protect sportsmen's right to fish and hunt when there's no immediate threat to that right? Call it the doctrine of pre-emptive strike. It's to save the sport, not necessarily for this generation for whom hunting and fishing is still culturally secure, but for future generations if the culture should change.

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:

S.C. schools fully funded
The best evidence of an improving economy is an increase in government revenues. As business picks up, so do tax revenues - and in South Carolina that means more money for vital public education programs.

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

A frivolous amendment?

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:

Carry the promise

People in the News
MIAMI - Eugene "Mercury" Morris won his Super Bowl ring because of his quick moves for the Miami Dolphins in 1972.

People in the News
MIAMI - Eugene "Mercury" Morris won his Super Bowl ring because of his quick moves for the Miami Dolphins in 1972.

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
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

Scientists attempt to create tastier tomatoes
WOOSTER, Ohio - Research that has focused on making tomatoes disease resistant and easier to ship could also one day improve their taste and make them more nutritious, researchers say.

Scientists attempt to create tastier tomatoes
WOOSTER, Ohio - Research that has focused on making tomatoes disease resistant and easier to ship could also one day improve their taste and make them more nutritious, researchers say.

Scientists attempt to create tastier tomatoes

Homerun lifts Georgia Tech
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Georgia Tech's Matt Wieters hit the go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the ninth and then took the mound to shut down Miami's rally as the Yellow Jackets beat the Hurricanes 11-10 Sunday.

Memories of becoming a dad for the first time are still vivid

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.

Club change awaits pro
Robby Watson calls it a tough decision. He would know.

Thai's Thaworn wins Indonesia Open

Sorenstam blows out Nabisco field
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - The suspense was over before the leaders left the putting green and headed for the first tee. The question wasn't whether Annika Sorenstam would win her fifth straight tournament and the first major championship of the year, but by how much.

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 continues to plague event
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - With thunder rumbling and lightning snapping across the sky Sunday, a Players Championship marshal walking off the TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course spotted a friend and yelled: "Welcome to Groundhog Day!"

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.

Sorenstam's 66 lengthens lead

Players date could move to May
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The PGA Tour has been talking for years about moving its richest marquee event to May. If this rain keeps up, it might just finish there yet.

TPC notebook

Sorenstam blows out Nabisco field

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.

Thai's Thaworn wins Indonesia Open
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand won the Indonesia Open by five strokes on Sunday, but it was Colin Montgomerie who had a final round to remember.

Taylor makes push for Masters invite

Players date could move to May
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The PGA Tour has been talking for years about moving its richest marquee event to May. If this rain keeps up, it might just finish there yet.

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

Club change awaits pro
Robby Watson calls it a tough decision. He would know.

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.

Hietala wins Louisiana Open
BROUSSARD, La. - Ryan Hietala won his first Nationwide Tour title on his home course Sunday, closing with a 4-under 68 at the Le Triomphe Country Club for a one-stroke victory over Sean O'Hair in the Louisiana Open.

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.

Sorenstam blows out Nabisco field
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - The suspense was over before the leaders left the putting green and headed for the first tee. The question wasn't whether Annika Sorenstam would win her fifth straight tournament and the first major championship of the year, but by how much.

Club change awaits pro

Rain continues to plague event
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - With thunder rumbling and lightning snapping across the sky Sunday, a Players Championship marshal walking off the TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course spotted a friend and yelled: "Welcome to Groundhog Day!"

Players date could move to May

Thai's Thaworn wins Indonesia Open
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand won the Indonesia Open by five strokes on Sunday, but it was Colin Montgomerie who had a final round to remember.

Rain continues to plague event

All-State teams

Hephzibah heads list of All-State selections

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

Army names new commander of Fort Gordon
The Army has announced the man who will take over this summer from Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks as the commander of Fort Gordon.

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

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

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

Jaguars coach should be applauded
On behalf of at least a large number of Augusta State University fans, I would like to commend ASU basketball coach Dip Metress on his receiving of the public reprimand for his calling a time out during the Jags' final game in the Peach Belt Tournament, for having his players clap and gesture appreciation to the ASU fans. Reprimand for what? Sam Roney, Martinez

Physicians must heal, not kill
Regarding the Myriam Marquez column "A matter between you, your maker" (March 2): Yes, society does have a vested interest in what you do with your body. Ronny J. Sayers, M.D., ardis

Jaguars coach should be applauded
On behalf of at least a large number of Augusta State University fans, I would like to commend ASU basketball coach Dip Metress on his receiving of the public reprimand for his calling a time out during the Jags' final game in the Peach Belt Tournament, for having his players clap and gesture appreciation to the ASU fans. Reprimand for what?Sam Roney, 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

Jaguars coach should be applauded

Physicians must heal, not kill
Regarding the Myriam Marquez column "A matter between you, your maker" (March 2): Yes, society does have a vested interest in what you do with your body.Ronny J. Sayers, M.D., ardis

Bus-fight lawsuit is irresponsible
Regarding Shirley Mims suing Richmond County for her granddaughter getting into a fight on the school bus: Jason Contant, Martinez

Physicians must heal, not kill

Right-wing minority is hijacking us
I would like to suggest that if we, as a community, must engage in a debate regarding values and behavior, that we are careful not to believe that one group in our society has all the right answers. Janet Roberts, Augusta

Deduction proposal is wrong

A bit of Boston's rich brewery past lives on

Texas teen enjoys 'Dynamite' skills

Come on in, enjoy the mud

Battle over cell phone entertainment content begins

An Easter tribute to all things bunny

Newspaper creates 'electronic town square' with blogs

North Augusta site appealed to fisherman

Print cards to tell guests of postponed event

Travel briefs

Challenging adventure in Utah canyon wilderness

PlayStation Portable titles reviewed

No floor too big - or small - to clean

PlayStation Portable titles reviewed
If growing up means spending money on a washer and dryer instead of Sony's PlayStation Portable, count me out.

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.

PlayStation Portable titles reviewed
If growing up means spending money on a washer and dryer instead of Sony's PlayStation Portable, count me out.

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

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.

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.

Newspaper creates 'electronic town square' with blogs
GREENSBORO, N.C. - It's a journalist's job to ask questions, but they're usually aimed at outsiders.

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.

Newspaper creates 'electronic town square' with blogs
GREENSBORO, N.C. - It's a journalist's job to ask questions, but they're usually aimed at outsiders.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Battle over cell phone entertainment content begins
NEW YORK - It's been the great "Whodunit?" of two big technology shows:

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.

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

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

Battle over cell phone entertainment content begins
NEW YORK - It's been the great "Whodunit?" of two big technology shows:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

48th Infantry Brigade eager for real combat
FORT STEWART, Ga. - The National Guard troops huddle around their lieutenant before loading blanks in their rifles and driving a convoy of Humvees into mock ambushes by pop-up targets and smoke grenades.

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

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - An Ohio couple destined for a beach town off the coast of South Carolina died when their small plane crashed short of the runway, officials say.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Caila Collins, 2, of Augusta.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Officials: State to take toll proposal off the table
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The state has nixed a proposal to charge 12 cents a mile to commuters on the main thoroughfare between Lawrenceville and Athens, officials say.

Five questions
Sid Mullis, Richmond County's extension agent, answers five questions for The Augusta Chronicle.

Inmate claims abuse by guards
UNION CITY, Ga. - A former inmate is suing the city for $10 million because, she says, jailers stripped her naked, strapped her to a chair and left her to be ogled for hours by male prisoners and guards.

Across the area

Ga. lawmakers watch words in redistricting process
WASHINGTON - Some of Georgia's congressional districts have shapes that only the lawmakers who represent them could love. And if those shapes are changed by the state Legislature, as expected in the coming week, there will be plenty of love for the new ones too.

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.

Documentary to show school conditions
COLUMBIA - Some of the state's biggest philanthropists - Republicans and Democrats - have donated more than $75,000 to produce a short documentary film on school conditions in poor, rural counties.

Across Georgia
UNION CITY - A former inmate is suing the city for $10 million, claiming jailers stripped her naked, strapped her to a chair and left her to be ogled for hours by male prisoners and guards.

Across the southeast
SOUTH MILLS, N.C. - The prospect of housing a landfill that would accept trash from as far away as Michigan and New York has divided Camden County residents.

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.

TV lights burn bright at Statehouse
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Lights! Camera! Action! A tiny Statehouse office turns into a brightly lit television studio each Tuesday morning as House Speaker David Wilkins hosts an interactive news conference designed to give the media and citizens greater access to state government.

Kid of the Day

Across the area
Police are investigating the shooting early Sunday of a cab driver at a west Augusta apartment complex.

Amber Alert Issued for 1 Year Old South Carolina Girl

Lawmakers fight over bills as session wanes

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

Inmate claims abuse by guards

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

SRS: Shuffling sludge can be tricky

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.

Ga. lawmakers watch words in redistricting process

Move is too late for law on hate
ATLANTA - When a white couple convicted of beating two black men while screaming racial epithets had their prison sentences reduced last fall - the result of Georgia's hate-crime law being thrown out by the state's highest court - many lawmakers vowed to do something about it.

Across the southeast

County commissioners look at effects of bond
Just like someone looking to buy a new home, Columbia County commissioners are now considering whether they can afford a bond issue to help improve their county's living conditions.

The week ahead

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Doctors group looking to save black hospital

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day

Weather services issue tornado watch

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - An Ohio couple destined for a beach town off the coast of South Carolina died when their small plane crashed short of the runway, officials say.

Spectators revel in tradition

48th Infantry Brigade eager for real combat

Growth calls for teacher hiring

Across South Carolina

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

Officials: State to take toll proposal off the table

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.

Across the area

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

Uplifting service

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

County commissioners look at effects of bond

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.

Teen traffic deaths rise in S.C.

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.

Five questions

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.

Army names new commander of Fort Gordon

Across the area
Police are investigating the shooting early Sunday of a cab driver at a west Augusta apartment complex.

Move is too late for law on hate

Uplifting service
The Rev. Jeff Pulliam, of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer, delivers a sermon called Risen Indeed! during sunrise Easter services at Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta.

Across Georgia

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.

TV lights burn bright at Statehouse

The week ahead
I couldn't tell you how many times I've felt like complaining because things weren't going my way, I didn't have enough money for this or enough of that, or ... basically being ungrateful. But browsing an art exhibit recently stopped me cold, and gave me a new appreciation for what I have.

Reagan's Air Force One will get a face-lift

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

Group grows larger as it registers, preserves trees

Lawmakers fight over bills as session wanes
ATLANTA - With the beginning of the final week of the General Assembly, lawmakers are girding for long days and fierce debates over a handful of major bills that aren't yet ready for Gov. Sonny Perdue's signature.

Across Georgia
UNION CITY - A former inmate is suing the city for $10 million, claiming jailers stripped her naked, strapped her to a chair and left her to be ogled for hours by male prisoners and guards.

SRS: Shuffling sludge can be tricky
NEW ELLENTON - Kim Hauer plays a high-stakes, highly radioactive version of that maddening game of golf tees and holes drilled into a small triangle of wood that can be found on every table of any Cracker Barrel restaurant.

Uplifting service
The Rev. Jeff Pulliam, of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer, delivers a sermon called Risen Indeed! during sunrise Easter services at Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta.

Job draws on investigative, nursing skills
Determining how a person died is like assembling the pieces of a puzzle.

Move is too late for law on hate
ATLANTA - When a white couple convicted of beating two black men while screaming racial epithets had their prison sentences reduced last fall - the result of Georgia's hate-crime law being thrown out by the state's highest court - many lawmakers vowed to do something about it.

Atlanta tragedy leads to review of security

The week ahead
I couldn't tell you how many times I've felt like complaining because things weren't going my way, I didn't have enough money for this or enough of that, or ... basically being ungrateful. But browsing an art exhibit recently stopped me cold, and gave me a new appreciation for what I have.

Easter blooms

County commissioners look at effects of bond
Just like someone looking to buy a new home, Columbia County commissioners are now considering whether they can afford a bond issue to help improve their county's living conditions.

Fort sunrise service cancelled

Lawmakers fight over bills as session wanes
ATLANTA - With the beginning of the final week of the General Assembly, lawmakers are girding for long days and fierce debates over a handful of major bills that aren't yet ready for Gov. Sonny Perdue's signature.

Records pinpoint sex offenders

48th Infantry Brigade eager for real combat
FORT STEWART, Ga. - The National Guard troops huddle around their lieutenant before loading blanks in their rifles and driving a convoy of Humvees into mock ambushes by pop-up targets and smoke grenades.

News you can use

SRS: Shuffling sludge can be tricky
NEW ELLENTON - Kim Hauer plays a high-stakes, highly radioactive version of that maddening game of golf tees and holes drilled into a small triangle of wood that can be found on every table of any Cracker Barrel restaurant.

Voter ID bill draws concern

Five questions
Sid Mullis, Richmond County's extension agent, answers five questions for The Augusta Chronicle.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Reagan's Air Force One will get a face-lift
An Augusta company is winning one for the Gipper.

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.

Army names new commander of Fort Gordon
The Army has announced the man who will take over this summer from Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks as the commander of Fort Gordon.

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

Reagan's Air Force One will get a face-lift
An Augusta company is winning one for the Gipper.

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.

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:

TV lights burn bright at Statehouse
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Lights! Camera! Action! A tiny Statehouse office turns into a brightly lit television studio each Tuesday morning as House Speaker David Wilkins hosts an interactive news conference designed to give the media and citizens greater access to state government.

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

Two found dead in downtown Greenville
GREENVILLE, S.C. - An employee of an architectural firm killed a female co-worker and then himself at the office where they worked, Greenville police say.

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.

Teen traffic deaths rise in S.C.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The number of teenagers killed in traffic accidents in South Carolina rose slight to 114 last year - many were not wearing seat belts.

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.

Doctors group looking to save black hospital
ATLANTA - By the time bankruptcy closed the doors of Southwest Hospital and Medical Center three months ago, it had long been abandoned by its black doctors and patients.

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.

Ga. lawmakers watch words in redistricting process
WASHINGTON - Some of Georgia's congressional districts have shapes that only the lawmakers who represent them could love. And if those shapes are changed by the state Legislature, as expected in the coming week, there will be plenty of love for the new ones too.

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Inmate claims abuse by guards
UNION CITY, Ga. - A former inmate is suing the city for $10 million because, she says, jailers stripped her naked, strapped her to a chair and left her to be ogled for hours by male prisoners and guards.

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

Officials: State to take toll proposal off the table
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The state has nixed a proposal to charge 12 cents a mile to commuters on the main thoroughfare between Lawrenceville and Athens, officials say.

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:

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Caila Collins, 2, of Augusta.

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.

Group grows larger as it registers, preserves trees
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - The Rev. Dave Hanson is working for an organization with a stately yet silent president.

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.

Documentary to show school conditions
COLUMBIA - Some of the state's biggest philanthropists - Republicans and Democrats - have donated more than $75,000 to produce a short documentary film on school conditions in poor, rural counties.

Group grows larger as it registers, preserves trees
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - The Rev. Dave Hanson is working for an organization with a stately yet silent president.

Across the area
Police are investigating the shooting early Sunday of a cab driver at a west Augusta apartment complex.

Doctors group looking to save black hospital
ATLANTA - By the time bankruptcy closed the doors of Southwest Hospital and Medical Center three months ago, it had long been abandoned by its black doctors and patients.

Teen traffic deaths rise in S.C.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The number of teenagers killed in traffic accidents in South Carolina rose slight to 114 last year - many were not wearing seat belts.

Documentary to show school conditions

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.

Memories of becoming a dad for the first time are still vivid
Today is my son's birthday, and though he is far away, I will spend this day with him.

Memories of becoming a dad for the first time are still vivid
Today is my son's birthday, and though he is far away, I will spend this day with him.

'Guess Who' debuts at top
LOS ANGELES - Two guesses on who topped the weekend box office.

Q&A with Sandra Bullock

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

'Guess Who' debuts at top

'Guess Who' debuts at top
LOS ANGELES - Two guesses on who topped the weekend box office.

Q&A with Sandra Bullock
NEW YORK - Like her character in "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous," Sandra Bullock has entered a new career phase.

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

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

Q&A with Sandra Bullock
NEW YORK - Like her character in "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous," Sandra Bullock has entered a new career phase.

Moby avoids 'techno music' style on new CD
NEW YORK - People who view Moby as a techno artist might be startled upon hearing his new double-disc "Hotel." The crisp guitars, haunting piano and Moby's own warbling voice on emotive songs certainly don't fit his image, that of a cutting-edge disc jockey using electronic wizardry to make alluring dance music.

DVD explores making of classic Nirvana album
There are lots of things synonymous with Seattle. Coffee. The Space Needle. The Fremont Troll. But those are mere travel magazine tips. For a generation, Seattle means Nirvana.

Review: "Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music"
"Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music" was a fly on-the-wall portrait of a crossover musician at the height of his fame when it was released in 1969.

Moby avoids 'techno music' style on new CD

Jem uses TV music to promote her singing career
NEW YORK - Chances are you've heard Jem's music even if you didn't know her name.

Jem uses TV music to promote her singing career

DVD explores making of classic Nirvana album
There are lots of things synonymous with Seattle. Coffee. The Space Needle. The Fremont Troll. But those are mere travel magazine tips. For a generation, Seattle means Nirvana.

DVD explores making of classic Nirvana album

Review: "Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music"

Moby avoids 'techno music' style on new CD
NEW YORK - People who view Moby as a techno artist might be startled upon hearing his new double-disc "Hotel." The crisp guitars, haunting piano and Moby's own warbling voice on emotive songs certainly don't fit his image, that of a cutting-edge disc jockey using electronic wizardry to make alluring dance music.

Jem uses TV music to promote her singing career
NEW YORK - Chances are you've heard Jem's music even if you didn't know her name.

Review: "Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music"
"Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music" was a fly on-the-wall portrait of a crossover musician at the height of his fame when it was released in 1969.

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.

Drivers' lives go on after brain injuries

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.

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.

NASCAR notebook

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.

Rookie dominates on way to first victory on circuit

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.

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
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

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.

Volunteers send away Red Raiders
PHILADELPHIA - Shyra Ely scrawled her goal on the back of her sneakers: Homeward Bound. With the way Tennessee is playing, Ely might get her wish.

Illini show champion's spirit
ROSEMONT, Ill. - Deron Williams looked up at the scoreboard, frowned and shook his head.

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.

McCants stellar for Tar Heels
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - No one sacrificed more than Rashad McCants to make sure North Carolina got back to the Final Four. So it was only fitting that he made the plays when the Tar Heels needed him most.

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

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.

McCants stellar for Tar Heels
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - No one sacrificed more than Rashad McCants to make sure North Carolina got back to the Final Four. So it was only fitting that he made the plays when the Tar Heels needed him most.

Spartans stellar behind Haynie
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - What a great day to be a Spartan.

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

Illini show champion's spirit
ROSEMONT, Ill. - Deron Williams looked up at the scoreboard, frowned and shook his head.

Scarlet Knights grab victory
PHILADELPHIA - Rutgers let Ohio State All-American Jessica Davenport get her points, but shut down the rest of the Buckeyes with tenacious defense.

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, Louisville are evenly matched
A look at Illinois and Louisville, who will meet Saturday in St. Louis in one national semifinal game:

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

Volunteers send away Red Raiders
PHILADELPHIA - Shyra Ely scrawled her goal on the back of her sneakers: Homeward Bound. With the way Tennessee is playing, Ely might get her wish.

Resilient Spartans hold on for dramatic victory
AUSTIN, Texas - A 3-point prayer, answered. One overtime, then another. And when the dust settled on the most breathtaking finish of an astonishing weekend, Michigan State was holding the last ticket to the Final Four.

Resilient Spartans hold on for dramatic victory
AUSTIN, Texas - A 3-point prayer, answered. One overtime, then another. And when the dust settled on the most breathtaking finish of an astonishing weekend, Michigan State was holding the last ticket to the Final Four.

Tar Heels can score; Spartans are deep
A look at North Carolina and Michigan State, who will meet Saturday in St. Louis in one national semifinal game:

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.

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.

Mr. Willie Stevens    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Roger G. Perkins    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Hazel Justice Lamb Dyches    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Lina Keesee Coleman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. O. W. (Bill) Irvin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Dr. Baldev Bariana Singh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. James Nichols    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas O. Mutt Hankerson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Genevieve Patterson    (MONETTA, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Ruth G. Gray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis Steven Diaz    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Dr. Baldev Bariana Singh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Stumpf    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin H. Moody    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Margie Burton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. John Swearingen    (GASTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Margie Burton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Perry    (HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.)
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Mr. James Nichols    (MARTINEZ, 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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Ms. Debbie Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Janet Miller    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Samuel R. Wise    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lina Keesee Coleman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. James Nichols    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Samuel Jones English    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Sharon Hansen Love    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William E. Jones, Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Remer E. Dasher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Nichols    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Lance Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jenkins Beckum    (AUGUSTA, 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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Mr. Samuel R. Wise    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Fred Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Andren Applequest    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Ms. Janet Elizabeth Lectka    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
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Mr. James W. Hembree    (MSG THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie L. E. Coley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Julia Beeland Bridges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Remer E. Dasher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Carolyn Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sharon Hansen Love    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Dr. Baldev Bariana Singh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Fred Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lance Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John C. Fennell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Idell Bennett    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Eldina Y. Craven    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. John H. Quinn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John C. Fennell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ethel Perry    (HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.)
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Mr. Christopher Clayton    (METTER, Ga.)
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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.

Mrs. Dorothy Clark    (AIKEN, SC)
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Mr. James Nichols    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Ms. Janet Elizabeth Lectka    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

Mr. Remer E. Dasher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Stevens    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary "Dale" Caulfield    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Ms. Debbie Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Christopher Clayton    (METTER, Ga.)

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

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Mr. Braddy McBride    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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Mr. Louis Steven Diaz    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
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Mr. U. H. Pittman, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Andren Applequest    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Hanks    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ethel M. Bing    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Christopher Clayton (METTER, Ga.)

Mr. James Nichols (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. James Nichols (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Janet Miller (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Ms. Janet Elizabeth Lectka (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Beeland Bridges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Gary (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Julia Beeland Bridges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Bessie L. E. Coley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Ethel Cromer (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Margie Burton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Sharon Hansen Love (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Dr. Baldev Bariana Singh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Gary (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Stevens (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Betty Jenkins Beckum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Baldev Bariana Singh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Sharon Hansen Love (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Andren Applequest (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Jones English (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Robert Stumpf (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Lance Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John C. Fennell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Debbie Nelson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis Steven Diaz (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Genevieve Patterson (MONETTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lina Keesee Coleman (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Braddy McBride (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Mexico edges U.S. in qualifier

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Huss takes fourth shot at Everest

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.

Mexico edges U.S. in qualifier
MEXICO CITY - For all the American talk about how this game was going to be different, the United States stumbled in Mexico once again.

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.

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.

Mexico edges U.S. in qualifier
MEXICO CITY - For all the American talk about how this game was going to be different, the United States stumbled in Mexico once again.

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Overtime
In Minneapolis, Kevin Garnett had 13 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 89-85 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

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.

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 Minneapolis, Kevin Garnett had 13 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 89-85 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

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 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.

Area sports announcements
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Outdoors caledar

Outdoors caledar

A catch worth keeping

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

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.

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.

Pope unable to speak on Easter Sunday
VATICAN CITY - Millions waited to hear him but waited in vain. And some cried as they stood shoulder-to-shoulder in St. Peter's Square.

Hogzilla proves to be hybrid

Montgomerie should receive special invite

Critic Ken Tucker has love, hate affair with TV
LOS ANGELES - Critical assessments of television usually manage the task by sorting through decades or genres or singling out a landmark program.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Critic Ken Tucker has love, hate affair with TV

Sandra Oh moves forward from "Sideways" to TV

Daytime Emmys angering journalists
NEW YORK - Imagine if a few months before the Academy Awards, all the best picture nominees were pulled from the theaters. They weren't available on DVD, television, or cable on demand. Nothing.

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."

Daytime Emmys angering journalists

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."

Critic Ken Tucker has love, hate affair with TV
LOS ANGELES - Critical assessments of television usually manage the task by sorting through decades or genres or singling out a landmark program.

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."

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."

Daytime Emmys angering journalists
NEW YORK - Imagine if a few months before the Academy Awards, all the best picture nominees were pulled from the theaters. They weren't available on DVD, television, or cable on demand. Nothing.

People in the News

Bulldogs bury Wildcats

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.

Devils outlast 'Dogs to reach Elite Eight

Georgia coach says goals were not met

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.

Georgia coach says goals were not met
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Un¤fortunately for Georgia, coach Andy Landers turned out to be a pretty good prognosticator.

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.

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.

Georgia coach says goals were not met
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Unfortunately for Georgia, coach Andy Landers turned out to be a pretty good prognosticator.

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.

Florida routs South Carolina
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Jeff Corsaletti homered and drove in two runs and Connor Falkenbach threw five innings of shutout relief to lead Florida to a series win with a 6-1 victory Sunday over South Carolina.

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.

Florida routs South Carolina

Florida routs South Carolina
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Jeff Corsaletti homered and drove in two runs and Connor Falkenbach threw five innings of shutout relief to lead Florida to a series win with a 6-1 victory Sunday over South Carolina.

Easter Bunny attacked by boy at mall

Man sells device that blocks Fox News