Mystery surrounds newly discovered Antarctic oil painting
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - As art restorers in London inspected a 230-year-old painting by master landscape artist Thomas Hodges, they noticed the canvas was thicker in some areas than others.

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.

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.

Star emerges from the zaniness of 'Spamalot'

Mystery surrounds newly discovered Antarctic oil painting

Mystery surrounds newly discovered Antarctic oil painting
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - As art restorers in London inspected a 230-year-old painting by master landscape artist Thomas Hodges, they noticed the canvas was thicker in some areas than others.

Pettitte, Yankees down Astros

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

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

Blustery March winds blew tax deadline into April

'Old-time pioneer' arrested during traffic stop
ST. LOUIS - A man dressed like an old-time pioneer and parked along Interstate 70 puzzled deputies with his claim that he was headed to South Dakota with Bibles and "supplies" for American Indian children.

Odds and Ends
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A jail inmate swallowed what could have been his key to freedom.

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.

Police: Obscenity forcibly tattooed on teen's forehead
NORWICH, N.Y. - A man and a teenager have been charged with forcibly tattooing an obscenity on the forehead of a 17-year-old boy, police said Monday.

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.

Odds and Ends
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A jail inmate swallowed what could have been his key to freedom.

Braves hammer Indians
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Andruw Jones should have taken Willie Mays' advice a few years back. The "Say Hey Kid" was right all along.

Braves: Awaiting a green light
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Braves utility infielder Nick Green finds himself in a rather precarious position at the start of the 2005 season.

Braves hammer Indians

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

Braves hammer Indians
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Andruw Jones should have taken Willie Mays' advice a few years back. The "Say Hey Kid" was right all along.

Debate rages over new accounting rules

T-Bonz banquet hall will move to new site
T-Bonz is beefing up its business. The well-known Augusta steakhouse is turning the former Michael's Fine Food restaurant on Washington Road into T-Bonz Banquet and Catering Hall for events such as wedding receptions, civic club meetings and private parties.

SunGard acquired by a consortium of firms
WAYNE, Pa. - A consortium of seven private investment firms is paying $10.8 billion to acquire financial data powerhouse SunGard Data Systems Inc. in the nation's second-largest leveraged buyout ever.

Who'll control mobile phone content?

Amazon.com knows what you like

Sony ordered to pay $90.7 million in PlayStation patent case
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sony Corp. has been ordered to pay $90.7 million and halt U.S. sales of PlayStation consoles for infringing on the patents of a company that develops and licenses touch-feedback technology to enhance video game realism.

Business briefs

Gasoline prices jump four cents
WASHINGTON - The retail price of gasoline jumped 4 cents last week to average $2.15 per gallon nationwide, the Energy Department reported Monday.

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.

Rates on Treasury bills mixed in weekly auction
WASHINGTON - Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with the rate on three-month bills falling while the rate on six-month bills continued rising.

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.

SEC subpoenas senior executives in probe at AIG board
NEW YORK - The Securities and Exchange Commission has sent subpoenas to as many as 12 executives at American International Group Inc. amid several probes into whether questionable transactions were used to improperly bolster AIG's financial standing, The Wall Street Journal reported in Monday's editions.

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.

Business briefs
Oil prices fell Monday as traders took profits in a continuation of last week's downward trend.

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

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

Entrepreneurs brave trials to make it alone

Movie Gallery shares rise after Blockbuster drops bid
NEW YORK - The stock of Movie Gallery Inc. jumped Monday after video-store giant Blockbuster Inc. abandoned its hostile bid to acquire Movie Gallery's merger partner Hollywood Entertainment Inc.

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.

Quality of corporate earnings still weak

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

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.

T-Bonz banquet hall will move to new site
T-Bonz is beefing up its business. The well-known Augusta steakhouse is turning the former Michael's Fine Food restaurant on Washington Road into T-Bonz Banquet and Catering Hall for events such as wedding receptions, civic club meetings and private parties.

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.

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.

Gasoline prices jump four cents

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.

Movie Gallery shares rise after Blockbuster drops bid

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.

SunGard acquired by a consortium of firms

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.

T-Bonz banquet hall will move to new site

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.

Sony ordered to pay $90.7 million in PlayStation patent case

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.

Sony ordered to pay $90.7 million in PlayStation patent case
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sony Corp. has been ordered to pay $90.7 million and halt U.S. sales of PlayStation consoles for infringing on the patents of a company that develops and licenses touch-feedback technology to enhance video game realism.

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

Gasoline prices jump four cents
WASHINGTON - The retail price of gasoline jumped 4 cents last week to average $2.15 per gallon nationwide, the Energy Department reported Monday.

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.

Movie Gallery shares rise after Blockbuster drops bid
NEW YORK - The stock of Movie Gallery Inc. jumped Monday after video-store giant Blockbuster Inc. abandoned its hostile bid to acquire Movie Gallery's merger partner Hollywood Entertainment Inc.

SunGard acquired by a consortium of firms
WAYNE, Pa. - A consortium of seven private investment firms is paying $10.8 billion to acquire financial data powerhouse SunGard Data Systems Inc. in the nation's second-largest leveraged buyout ever.

Resilient Spartans hold on for dramatic victory

McCants stellar for Tar Heels

Volunteers send away Red Raiders

Illini show champion's spirit

Even frozen, some foods fade
While cleaning my refrigerator and kitchen cabinets over the weekend, I was overwhelmed by all of our stuff. It was like an archaeological dig, and it got me to thinking about how long things can last in the fridge, freezer or pantry. If you can't remember when you last used it, how could it still be good?

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.

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.

It's about your safety
If we knew the precise location of, say, dangerous stray dogs in the Augusta area, it would be useful information for keeping your family safe, wouldn't it?

Can't tell the players...
You have a right to vote. But society also has a compelling interest in making sure you are who you say you are.

A frivolous amendment?

Prosecution vs. persecution

Can't tell the players...

It's about your safety

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.

Can't tell the players...
You have a right to vote. But society also has a compelling interest in making sure you are who you say you are.

Prosecution vs. persecution
A great number of immigrants have come to the United States to avoid persecution, torture or worse from a despotic regime at home.

Prosecution vs. persecution
A great number of immigrants have come to the United States to avoid persecution, torture or worse from a despotic regime at home.

It's about your safety
If we knew the precise location of, say, dangerous stray dogs in the Augusta area, it would be useful information for keeping your family safe, wouldn't it?

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.

Jackson jury can hear of past allegations
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - In a stinging setback for Michael Jackson, a judge ruled Monday that the jury can hear allegations that the pop star molested or had designs on five other boys, including actor Macaulay Culkin and two youngsters who reached multimillion-dollar settlements with the singer.

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
BOSTON - Ving Rhames may have picked up a lollipop and stepped into Telly Savalas' shoes for a new version of "Kojak," but he wasn't a fan of the TV show as a child.

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
BOSTON - Ving Rhames may have picked up a lollipop and stepped into Telly Savalas' shoes for a new version of "Kojak," but he wasn't a fan of the TV show as a child.

Jackson jury can hear of past allegations
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - In a stinging setback for Michael Jackson, a judge ruled Monday that the jury can hear allegations that the pop star molested or had designs on five other boys, including actor Macaulay Culkin and two youngsters who reached multimillion-dollar settlements with the singer.

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

Sorenstam blows out Nabisco field

Masters field grows
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Joe Ogilvie and Tom Lehman are heading to Augusta National Golf Club.

Thai's Thaworn wins Indonesia Open

Funk's spunk makes him the Players champion
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - It took five days for The Players Championship to resemble a major. Fred Funk had to wait even longer to show he's a big-time player.

Players date could move to May

Funk's spunk makes him the Players champion

Funk's spunk makes him the Players champion
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - It took five days for The Players Championship to resemble a major. Fred Funk had to wait even longer to show he's a big-time player.

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!"

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

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.

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.

Club change awaits pro

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

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!"

Fan favorite weathers storm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - A Players Championship cursed with abysmal weather and relegated to a third Monday finish in six years was saved by the improbable, feel-good story of golf's self-described Herbie the Love Bug.

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.

Fan favorite weathers storm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - A Players Championship cursed with abysmal weather and relegated to a third Monday finish in six years was saved by the improbable, feel-good story of golf's self-described Herbie the Love Bug.

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.

Fan favorite weathers storm

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

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.

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.

Blustery March winds blew tax deadline into April
Every year has those rare days when the season seems to change overnight.

Blustery March winds blew tax deadline into April
Every year has those rare days when the season seems to change overnight.

Woman loses arm in pit bull attack
PETTICOAT JUNCTION -- Gwendolyn Chavous was on her way to an Easter morning church service when three pit bull terriers attacked her, savagely biting her arms and legs, family members said to day.

Woman loses arm in pit bull attack
PETTICOAT JUNCTION -- Gwendolyn Chavous was on her way to an Easter morning church service when three pit bull terriers attacked her, savagely biting her arms and legs, family members said to day.

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.

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

Editorial played issue both ways

Dehydration is intolerable cruelty
The public media-circus starvation and deprivation of fluids of Terri Schiavo is shameful. The legalistic judicial circus is even more shameful.William Speir, M.D., Augusta

Physicians must heal, not kill

Nation careens toward fiscal crisis

Jaguars coach should be applauded

Schiavo case is bad precedent
I have been keeping up with the fate of Terri Schiavo. I do not believe that what is being done to her is being done in her best interest.Bonnie Cox, North Augusta, S.C.

Editorial played issue both ways
I'm a little bit confused by your editorial "What you wish for" in The Augusta Chronicle on March 22. Bettye Butler, Plum Branch, S.C.

Dehydration is intolerable cruelty

Nation careens toward fiscal crisis
In case of fire, call 911, not the Securities and Exchange Commission!Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Schiavo case is bad precedent

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

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

Nation careens toward fiscal crisis
In case of fire, call 911, not the Securities and Exchange Commission!Tom Zwemer, Augusta

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

Dehydration is intolerable cruelty
The public media-circus starvation and deprivation of fluids of Terri Schiavo is shameful. The legalistic judicial circus is even more shameful.William Speir, M.D., Augusta

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

Schiavo case is bad precedent
I have been keeping up with the fate of Terri Schiavo. I do not believe that what is being done to her is being done in her best interest.Bonnie Cox, North Augusta, S.C.

Editorial played issue both ways
I'm a little bit confused by your editorial "What you wish for" in The Augusta Chronicle on March 22. Bettye Butler, Plum Branch, S.C.

Seniors calendar

New test can help prevent misdiagnosis of bladder disease

Living briefs

Battle over cell phone entertainment content begins

Basic facts about living wills

Newspaper creates 'electronic town square' with blogs

Health and fitness calendar

PlayStation Portable titles reviewed

Basic facts about living wills
The Terri Schiavo case has resulted in an explosion of interest in living wills, which some estimate as few as one in four Americans have filled out. A look at some basic facts about living wills and other medical directives, in question and answer form:

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Living briefs
TV Tonight: The Office (9:30 on NBC, WAGT-TV, Channel 26). Insensitive Michael (Steve Carell, above) runs a diversity training session that's oh-so-wrong.

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

New test can help prevent misdiagnosis of bladder disease
Nine years ago, Sylvia Ramsey, of Martinez, found out she had bladder cancer. It was a double blow when her husband, Charles, was diagnosed with prostate cancer that same year.

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.

New test can help prevent misdiagnosis of bladder disease
Nine years ago, Sylvia Ramsey, of Martinez, found out she had bladder cancer. It was a double blow when her husband, Charles, was diagnosed with prostate cancer that same year.

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

Basic facts about living wills
The Terri Schiavo case has resulted in an explosion of interest in living wills, which some estimate as few as one in four Americans have filled out. A look at some basic facts about living wills and other medical directives, in question and answer form:

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

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

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.

Living briefs
TV Tonight: The Office (9:30 on NBC, WAGT-TV, Channel 26). Insensitive Michael (Steve Carell, above) runs a diversity training session that's oh-so-wrong.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

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

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.

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

School will teach to fill job market
Construction is paying off handsomely for 17-year-old Randy Mock. In fact, a $10-an-hour salary is much more attractive than the minimum-wage jobs held by his friends.

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

Five questions

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

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.

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.

Train wreck responders honored
Phil Napier, the chief of the Graniteville-Vaucluse-Warrenville Fire Department, watches a video presentation about the train wreck and resulting chlorine gas leak that killed nine people in Graniteville in January.

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.

Six-time college president gets call again
He could be called the pinch-hitter president.

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.

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.

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.

Doctors group looking to save black hospital

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.

SRS: Shuffling sludge can be tricky

Missing records hold up retrial

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.

Augusta receives record rainfall

Teacher charged with assault
A Richmond County high school teacher was charged with aggravated assault Monday after being accused of cutting another woman's face at a popular downtown Augusta nightspot.

Committee cuts money going to visitors bureau

Augusta to get dialysis center
A Nashville-based dialysis company will be teaming up with physicians from Medical College of Georgia to build a new $1 million center in the Augusta area, the first of a possible four.

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.

Missing records hold up retrial
Prosecutors are scrambling to reconstruct an almost 8-year-old murder case against an Augusta man because they can find neither the transcript of a previous trial nor the court reporter in charge of preparing it.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 Georgia

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.

County commissioners look at effects of bond

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.

Officials: State to take toll proposal off the table

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

Across the southeast

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.

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

Writer captivates children
Children's author Jim Aylesworth sat in a child-size chair next to all 30 of his books neatly stacked on a small wooden desk.

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.

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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.

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Train wreck responders honored

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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.

Accidents back up traffic

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Mom fears for detained girl

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.

Across the area

Group grows larger as it registers, preserves trees

Augusta to get dialysis center

Augusta receives record rainfall
This past weekend's wet weather set records for rainfall in the Augusta area, the National Weather Service reported.

FCC allows DSL, phone rule

Across Georgia

Group fights for resolution to '46 deaths

Army names new commander of Fort Gordon

48th Infantry Brigade eager for real combat

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - A judge is considering whether to ease the restrictions on a gag order in the murder case against Barton Corbin.

Council aims to reduce number

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Fort's new commander named

Committee cuts money going to visitors bureau
It looks as though a lot less Columbia County money will be visiting the Augusta Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau in the coming fiscal year.

Search continues in drowning

Sale of signs is paying for fight
DANIELSVILLE, Ga. - Inez Hardman has one, and she's not alone. Yard signs either listing the Ten Commandments or bearing a printed image of the stone tablets dot the countryside throughout northeast Georgia.

Woman loses arm in pit bull attack

Fort's new commander named
The Army announced Monday the man who will take over this summer for Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks as the commander of Fort Gordon.

Kid of the Day

Seniors deliver final report
"Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him," said Evans High School senior Anna Wendorf while contemplating a faux human skull held in the palm of her hand.

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Search continues in drowning
CLEARWATER - An underwater dive team was unable Monday to find the body of a man who apparently drowned in a rain-swollen creek Sunday.

Across the Southeast

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

Sale of signs is paying for fight

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.

Tours upset horse district

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.

Seniors deliver final report

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.

Kid of the Day
Marvin Roshard Mainer is today's Kid of the Day.

Move is too late for law on hate

Group fights for resolution to '46 deaths
ATLANTA - Tyrone Brooks' first assignment as an active member of the civil rights movement 37 years ago is still with him.

Teen traffic deaths rise in S.C.

Across the Southeast
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. - Prosecutors in the case against Eric Rudolph in a fatal Alabama abortion clinic blast want to show jurors that the serial bombing suspect had ties to a Tennessee church led by an anti-abortion activist.

Uplifting service

FCC allows DSL, phone rule
ATLANTA - Georgians wanting BellSouth's high-speed Internet access can be required to order the company's basic phone service, the Federal Communications Commission has ruled.

Across the area

Tours upset horse district
AIKEN - On a recent January morning, Rose Lee Hayes-Fox stepped out into her front yard to let her dogs play. She was greeted by a gray commercial tour bus carrying sightseers ogling her Colleton Avenue home.

The week ahead

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - A judge is considering whether to ease the restrictions on a gag order in the murder case against Barton Corbin.

Inmate claims abuse by guards

Across the area
An Augusta man who slipped away from a birthday party to molest a sleeping child pleaded guilty Monday.

Ga. lawmakers watch words in redistricting process

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Entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Lawmakers fight over bills as session wanes

Train wreck responders honored
Phil Napier, the chief of the Graniteville-Vaucluse-Warrenville Fire Department, watches a video presentation about the train wreck and resulting chlorine gas leak that killed nine people in Graniteville in January.

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.

Committee cuts money going to visitors bureau
It looks as though a lot less Columbia County money will be visiting the Augusta Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau in the coming fiscal year.

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.

Augusta to get dialysis center
A Nashville-based dialysis company will be teaming up with physicians from Medical College of Georgia to build a new $1 million center in the Augusta area, the first of a possible four.

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.

Seniors deliver final report
"Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him," said Evans High School senior Anna Wendorf while contemplating a faux human skull held in the palm of her hand.

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

Council aims to reduce number
The first step toward ending chronic homelessness in Augusta is recognizing the city does have a significant homeless population - about 7,000 people each year, according to a council appointed by Mayor Bob Young.

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.

Sale of signs is paying for fight
DANIELSVILLE, Ga. - Inez Hardman has one, and she's not alone. Yard signs either listing the Ten Commandments or bearing a printed image of the stone tablets dot the countryside throughout northeast Georgia.

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.

Search continues in drowning
CLEARWATER - An underwater dive team was unable Monday to find the body of a man who apparently drowned in a rain-swollen creek Sunday.

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.

Mom fears for detained girl
AIKEN - Despite an impassioned plea from her mother, a 12-year-old girl accused of plotting to kill her Aiken Middle School teacher will remain in a Columbia detention center until her court date next month, a judge ordered Monday.

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.

School will teach to fill job market
Construction is paying off handsomely for 17-year-old Randy Mock. In fact, a $10-an-hour salary is much more attractive than the minimum-wage jobs held by his friends.

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

Missing records hold up retrial
Prosecutors are scrambling to reconstruct an almost 8-year-old murder case against an Augusta man because they can find neither the transcript of a previous trial nor the court reporter in charge of preparing it.

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.

Augusta receives record rainfall
This past weekend's wet weather set records for rainfall in the Augusta area, the National Weather Service reported.

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

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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.

Accidents back up traffic
Motorists are advised to avoid the area of Washington Road and Interstate 20 because of two traffic accidents this morning.

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

Woman loses arm in pit bull attack
PETTICOAT JUNCTION -- Gwendolyn Chavous was on her way to an Easter morning church service when three pit bull terriers attacked her, savagely biting her arms and legs, family members said to day.

TV lights burn bright at Statehouse

Fort's new commander named
The Army announced Monday the man who will take over this summer for Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks as the commander of Fort Gordon.

Documentary to show school conditions

Tours upset horse district
AIKEN - On a recent January morning, Rose Lee Hayes-Fox stepped out into her front yard to let her dogs play. She was greeted by a gray commercial tour bus carrying sightseers ogling her Colleton Avenue home.

Mom fears for detained girl
AIKEN - Despite an impassioned plea from her mother, a 12-year-old girl accused of plotting to kill her Aiken Middle School teacher will remain in a Columbia detention center until her court date next month, a judge ordered Monday.

Group fights for resolution to '46 deaths
ATLANTA - Tyrone Brooks' first assignment as an active member of the civil rights movement 37 years ago is still with him.

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.

Across the area
An Augusta man who slipped away from a birthday party to molest a sleeping child pleaded guilty Monday.

School will teach to fill job market

Council aims to reduce number
The first step toward ending chronic homelessness in Augusta is recognizing the city does have a significant homeless population - about 7,000 people each year, according to a council appointed by Mayor Bob Young.

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

Toll road status is undetermined
ATLANTA - Sometimes getting a second opinion can mean the difference between life and death - even for a controversial plan to turn Georgia Highway 316 into a limited-access toll road.

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

FCC allows DSL, phone rule
ATLANTA - Georgians wanting BellSouth's high-speed Internet access can be required to order the company's basic phone service, the Federal Communications Commission has ruled.

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Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Fort Jackson's commander has been named deputy chief of staff for operations and training in the Army's training and doctrine command in Fort Monroe, Va., the post announced Monday.

Across the area
An Augusta man who slipped away from a birthday party to molest a sleeping child pleaded guilty Monday.

Kid of the Day
Marvin Roshard Mainer is today's Kid of the Day.

Kid of the Day

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.

'Kung Fu Hustle,' '2046' split top honors film awards
HONG KONG - Stephen Chow's "Kung Fu Hustle" was named best film at the 24th Hong Kong Film Awards ceremony Sunday, but art-house director Wong Kar-wai's romance "2046" swept the top acting honors.

'Guess Who' debuts at top

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.

'Kung Fu Hustle,' '2046' split top honors film awards
HONG KONG - Stephen Chow's "Kung Fu Hustle" was named best film at the 24th Hong Kong Film Awards ceremony Sunday, but art-house director Wong Kar-wai's romance "2046" swept the top acting honors.

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.

Q&A with Sandra Bullock

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

'Kung Fu Hustle,' '2046' split top honors film awards

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.

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

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Selected audio reviews: Beck, "Guero" (Interscope Records) Beck's "Guero" sounds a little bit like deja vu, and a whole lot deconstruction.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

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.

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
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.

Jem uses TV music to promote her singing career

Moby avoids 'techno music' style on new CD

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.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Selected audio reviews:\r\nBeck, "Guero" (Interscope Records)\r\nBeck's "Guero" sounds a little bit like deja vu, and a whole lot deconstruction.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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:

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.

Receiver expects to be good fit with Seahawks

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Mrs. Edna Eubanks (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Ms. Harriette Washington (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ida Belle McCain (JAMAICA, N.Y.)

Mrs. Sharon Hansen Love (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Barbara Terry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Hiram Thurmond (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Christopher Clayton (METTER, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Margie Burton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Dr. Baldev Bariana Singh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jenkins Beckum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annette Winburn (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Carolyn Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Jennie Wallace (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Overtime

Overtime

Phelps trying to get back in groove in pool

Mexico edges U.S. in qualifier

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.

Phelps trying to get back in groove in pool
INDIANAPOLIS - Michael Phelps is weary of the exhibition tours, training swims and injury rehabilitation. It's time, he believes, to start winning races again.

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.

Phelps trying to get back in groove in pool
INDIANAPOLIS - Michael Phelps is weary of the exhibition tours, training swims and injury rehabilitation. It's time, he believes, to start winning races again.

Overtime
Clemson's Olu Babalola has traded his sneakers for shoulder pads and joined the Tigers for spring football practice.

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.

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.

Overtime
Clemson's Olu Babalola has traded his sneakers for shoulder pads and joined the Tigers for spring football practice.

Receiver expects to be good fit with Seahawks
KIRKLAND, Wash. - From the similarities on offense to the in-laws who can help baby-sit his 8-month-old daughter, Joe Jurevicius thinks he'll be a good fit with the Seattle Seahawks.

Receiver expects to be good fit with Seahawks
KIRKLAND, Wash. - From the similarities on offense to the in-laws who can help baby-sit his 8-month-old daughter, Joe Jurevicius thinks he'll be a good fit with the Seattle Seahawks.

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.

Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon has 'Eyes' for disguise

Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon has 'Eyes' for disguise
LOS ANGELES - At an audition for the new ABC series "Eyes," creator John McNamara got a jolt when Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon whipped off a free-flowing wig to reveal her own hair pulled back in a bun.

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.

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.

Critic Ken Tucker has love, hate affair with 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.

Daytime Emmys angering journalists

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.

Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon has 'Eyes' for disguise
LOS ANGELES - At an audition for the new ABC series "Eyes," creator John McNamara got a jolt when Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon whipped off a free-flowing wig to reveal her own hair pulled back in a bun.

People in the News

People in the News

Jackson jury can hear of past allegations

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

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

Georgia coach says goals were not met

Revival by Dunham puts Pacers on rise
AIKEN - Steve Dunham sits in flip-flops soaking up the sun as he watches his school's softball team. No clouds above. Just golden rays beaming down.

Revival by Dunham puts Pacers on rise
AIKEN - Steve Dunham sits in flip-flops soaking up the sun as he watches his school's softball team. No clouds above. Just golden rays beaming down.

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.

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.

Revival by Dunham puts Pacers on rise

Senseless deaths of kids leave our futures bleak
Two weekends ago, I lost two people within a day of each other who were very close to my heart.

Boyfriend, cousin might be innocent
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend and cousin are close friends. The problem is that I think she wants to be more than friends with him, but all he says is that he doesn't want anyone else but me. I really need help because I don't want to ruin my relationship with my boyfriend or with my cousin.

Rumors can lead to tears, so just give the facts, please!
A few weeks ago in the middle of my seventh-period band class, I heard possibly the saddest news a teenager could hear: Jon Heder, the star of Napoleon Dynamite, was killed in a car wreck. Immediately, tears fell down my cheeks. I am crazy about this actor and this movie with its ridiculous humor. (Seriously, I recite the lines every day!)

Contrary to popular belief, God is not in Constitution
It's a free country." How many times have you heard a child snarl this statement as an end-all to an argument?

Contrary to popular belief, God is not in Constitution

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To deter bullying, witnesses have to speak up
He threatened to hang her from the balcony. He even took the rope to their Panama City, Fla., middle school, but the boy who bullied Serena Gotay never got the chance to act.

Boyfriend, cousin might be innocent
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend and cousin are close friends. The problem is that I think she wants to be more than friends with him, but all he says is that he doesn't want anyone else but me. I really need help because I don't want to ruin my relationship with my boyfriend or with my cousin.

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To deter bullying, witnesses have to speak up
He threatened to hang her from the balcony. He even took the rope to their Panama City, Fla., middle school, but the boy who bullied Serena Gotay never got the chance to act.

Boyfriend, cousin might be innocent

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To deter bullying, witnesses have to speak up

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Rumors can lead to tears, so just give the facts, please!
A few weeks ago in the middle of my seventh-period band class, I heard possibly the saddest news a teenager could hear: Jon Heder, the star of Napoleon Dynamite, was killed in a car wreck. Immediately, tears fell down my cheeks. I am crazy about this actor and this movie with its ridiculous humor. (Seriously, I recite the lines every day!)

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NOW OUT: New music includes Guero, from Beck, Lost and Found, from rapper-actor Will Smith, and Pleasure and Pain, from R&B group 112.

Question of the week
Q: Have you started looking for a summer job yet?

Xtreme calendar
NOW OUT: New music includes Guero, from Beck, Lost and Found, from rapper-actor Will Smith, and Pleasure and Pain, from R&B group 112.

Xtreme calendar

Question of the week
Q: Have you started looking for a summer job yet?

Contrary to popular belief, God is not in Constitution
It's a free country." How many times have you heard a child snarl this statement as an end-all to an argument?

Senseless deaths of kids leave our futures bleak
Two weekends ago, I lost two people within a day of each other who were very close to my heart.

Senseless deaths of kids leave our futures bleak

Rumors can lead to tears, so just give the facts, please!

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