Cubists, Soul Bar are among winners of Stevies
Another year, measured April to April, has passed, and it's time to lay down some accolades for deserving people, places and things.

'Sweet Charity' back on track to Broadway
NEW YORK - It's back - and so is its star, Christina Applegate. The problem-plagued revival of "Sweet Charity," which last week canceled its Broadway engagement after Applegate broke her foot and the show received tepid out-of-town reviews, will open May 4 in New York, two weeks later than originally planned.

Artist returns to Augusta with first photo exhibition

'Sweet Charity' back on track to Broadway
NEW YORK - It's back - and so is its star, Christina Applegate. The problem-plagued revival of "Sweet Charity," which last week canceled its Broadway engagement after Applegate broke her foot and the show received tepid out-of-town reviews, will open May 4 in New York, two weeks later than originally planned.

Artist returns to Augusta with first photo exhibition
It's safe to say that Ken Woo feels comfortable with a camera in his hand.

Art meets geography in ancient maps display
RENO, Nev. - Art meets geography in a collection of ornate maps - some more than 450 years old - on display at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Artist returns to Augusta with first photo exhibition
It's safe to say that Ken Woo feels comfortable with a camera in his hand.

Sex and the Ivy League: It's not an oxymoron
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - They soon will be doctors or diplomats, but right now they're hopped up on hormones and cheap beer and on the prowl for a temporary mate.

Art meets geography in ancient maps display
RENO, Nev. - Art meets geography in a collection of ornate maps - some more than 450 years old - on display at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Sex and the Ivy League: It's not an oxymoron
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - They soon will be doctors or diplomats, but right now they're hopped up on hormones and cheap beer and on the prowl for a temporary mate.

'Sweet Charity' back on track to Broadway

Harry Potter book to get record-setting first printing

Harry Potter book to get record-setting first printing
NEW YORK - You already know a new Harry Potter book is coming this summer. Here are some bells and whistles.

Sex and the Ivy League: It's not an oxymoron

Cubists, Soul Bar are among winners of Stevies
Another year, measured April to April, has passed, and it's time to lay down some accolades for deserving people, places and things.

Art meets geography in ancient maps display

Cubists, Soul Bar are among winners of Stevies

Harry Potter book to get record-setting first printing
NEW YORK - You already know a new Harry Potter book is coming this summer. Here are some bells and whistles.

Cross Creek rocks Evans
As the balls continued to leave the yard, there was really only one thing left to decide. What would go longer?

Cross Creek rocks Evans

Homer secures victory
AIKEN - USC Aiken doesn't take insults well. Especially Steven Kinney. Kinney launched a first-pitch fastball into the night sky Wednesday for a walk-off grand slam, lifting No. 12 USC Aiken to a 9-5 victory over Anderson at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.

Cross Creek rocks Evans
As the balls continued to leave the yard, there was really only one thing left to decide. What would go longer?

Homer secures victory
AIKEN - USC Aiken doesn't take insults well. Especially Steven Kinney. Kinney launched a first-pitch fastball into the night sky Wednesday for a walk-off grand slam, lifting No. 12 USC Aiken to a 9-5 victory over Anderson at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.

Homer secures victory

Odds and Ends
ENTERPRISE, Ala. - A 7-year-old who apparently wanted to play with friends couldn't wait.

Odds and Ends
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. - A display of dinosaur dung is turning out to be the big draw at a local museum.

Officer suspended for stopping speeding doctor
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A police officer who stopped a doctor for speeding on his way to deliver a baby, and then took him to the maternity ward in handcuffs, has agreed to an unpaid suspension for lack of judgment.

Odds and Ends
ENTERPRISE, Ala. - A 7-year-old who apparently wanted to play with friends couldn't wait.

Officer suspended for stopping speeding doctor
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A police officer who stopped a doctor for speeding on his way to deliver a baby, and then took him to the maternity ward in handcuffs, has agreed to an unpaid suspension for lack of judgment.

Odds and Ends
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. - A display of dinosaur dung is turning out to be the big draw at a local museum.

Braves: Smoltz set to be Opening Day starter

Nationals top Braves in 11 innings

Furcal, Giles are two peas in pod
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The effervescent, fresh feelings associated with spring training are never more evident than in Braves second baseman Marcus Giles and shortstop Rafael Furcal.

Nationals top Braves in 11 innings
VIERA, Fla. - Livan Hernandez was in regular-season form on the mound and at the plate. Most of his teammates have some work to do, but they can take solace from ending a six-game losing streak.

Furcal, Giles are two peas in pod

Nationals top Braves in 11 innings
VIERA, Fla. - Livan Hernandez was in regular-season form on the mound and at the plate. Most of his teammates have some work to do, but they can take solace from ending a six-game losing streak.

Braves: Smoltz set to be Opening Day starter
VIERA, Fla. - With the official announcement expected from the team today, Braves manager Bobby Cox confirmed Wednesday that John Smoltz will start Opening Day on Tuesday in Miami.

Furcal, Giles are two peas in pod
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The effervescent, fresh feelings associated with spring training are never more evident than in Braves second baseman Marcus Giles and shortstop Rafael Furcal.

Braves: Smoltz set to be Opening Day starter
VIERA, Fla. - With the official announcement expected from the team today, Braves manager Bobby Cox confirmed Wednesday that John Smoltz will start Opening Day on Tuesday in Miami.

Weinstein brothers and Disney announce split
LOS ANGELES - Bob and Harvey Weinstein, co-founders of Miramax Films, ended their successful, but often tumultuous, 12-year relationship with The Walt Disney Co. and will launch their own media company.

Consumer confidence falls in March
NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence, hurt by consumers' worries about jobs, fell in March for the second consecutive month, a private research group said Tuesday.

Consumer confidence falls in March
NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence, hurt by consumers' worries about jobs, fell in March for the second consecutive month, a private research group said Tuesday.

Living will is part of good estate plan

Economy is improving but inflationary pressures build
WASHINGTON - The economy closed out 2004 with decent momentum and appears to have picked up some speed since then, raising hopes of a better climate for jobs but also fears of worsening inflation.

Technology offers fixes from afar

Living will is part of good estate plan
If Terry Schiavo had a living will, the public probably would never have heard of her. That's because a living will spells out how you wish to be treated if you become terminally ill or incapacitated.

Weinstein brothers and Disney announce split

MCI accepts sweetened $7.64 billion bid from Verizon

Economy is improving but inflationary pressures build

Stocks post best day of 2005
NEW YORK - Modest growth in the gross domestic product and a drop in oil prices led gave Wall Street its best day of 2005 Wednesday as investors at least temporarily set aside inflation fears and picked up bargains in a heavily sold-off market. The Dow Jones Industrial average gained more than 135 points.

Automakers develop fuel cell vehicles with Energy Dept.

Automakers develop fuel cell vehicles with Energy Dept.
WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG have signed agreements with the U.S. Department of Energy to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles over the next five years, the automakers said Wednesday.

Stocks post best day of 2005
NEW YORK - Modest growth in the gross domestic product and a drop in oil prices led gave Wall Street its best day of 2005 Wednesday as investors at least temporarily set aside inflation fears and picked up bargains in a heavily sold-off market. The Dow Jones Industrial average gained more than 135 points.

Technology offers fixes from afar
Chris Paulus is the new ghost in the machine. His clients have computer problems, and he has fixes, but his remedies can often be administered without ever leaving his Augusta office.

Economy is improving but inflationary pressures build
WASHINGTON - The economy closed out 2004 with decent momentum and appears to have picked up some speed since then, raising hopes of a better climate for jobs but also fears of worsening inflation.

MCI accepts sweetened $7.64 billion bid from Verizon
NEW YORK - MCI Inc. accepted a sweetened $7.64 billion takeover proposal from Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday that raises the price tag by $1 billion, but is still nearly a billion dollars shy of the latest bid for the long-distance phone company from Qwest Communications International Inc.

Company gives face-lift to Bon Air Apartments
The Bon Air Apartments are getting a makeover.

Consumer confidence falls in March

Weinstein brothers and Disney announce split
LOS ANGELES - Bob and Harvey Weinstein, co-founders of Miramax Films, ended their successful, but often tumultuous, 12-year relationship with The Walt Disney Co. and will launch their own media company.

MCI accepts sweetened $7.64 billion bid from Verizon
NEW YORK - MCI Inc. accepted a sweetened $7.64 billion takeover proposal from Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday that raises the price tag by $1 billion, but is still nearly a billion dollars shy of the latest bid for the long-distance phone company from Qwest Communications International Inc.

Technology offers fixes from afar
Chris Paulus is the new ghost in the machine. His clients have computer problems, and he has fixes, but his remedies can often be administered without ever leaving his Augusta office.

Stocks post best day of 2005

Living will is part of good estate plan
If Terry Schiavo had a living will, the public probably would never have heard of her. That's because a living will spells out how you wish to be treated if you become terminally ill or incapacitated.

Automakers develop fuel cell vehicles with Energy Dept.
WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG have signed agreements with the U.S. Department of Energy to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles over the next five years, the automakers said Wednesday.

Unfinished business
Georgia's first Republican-run General Assembly in 135 years has gone relatively smoothly - not great, but good. The party got its budget problems ironed out, and looks like it will adjourn on time.

Leashes too long
For most people, 10 years in prison would be an awfully long time.

Leashes too long
For most people, 10 years in prison would be an awfully long time.

Unfinished business

A Rocky Mountain low
Bet you've never seen the book thrown at a jury. Especially the good book. Until now.

A Rocky Mountain low

On your own terms
What are the odds you'll end up like Terri Schiavo - mired in the limbo between life and death, and unable to express your preference for either?

Leashes too long

On your own terms
What are the odds you'll end up like Terri Schiavo - mired in the limbo between life and death, and unable to express your preference for either?

A Rocky Mountain low
Bet you've never seen the book thrown at a jury. Especially the good book. Until now.

Hatred takes its toll
Hatred is a parasite that often kills its host. Nowhere is that more in evidence today than in Islamic regions of Nigeria - where hatred and fear of the West has led to rejection of life-saving measles vaccinations.

Unfinished business
Georgia's first Republican-run General Assembly in 135 years has gone relatively smoothly - not great, but good. The party got its budget problems ironed out, and looks like it will adjourn on time.

On your own terms

Gallery calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Irwin Winkler and Sydney Pollack are among the movie veterans who will sit down to discuss their work during the Tribeca Film Festival.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

People in the News
GRETNA, La. - C-Murder lost his latest attempt to get his second-degree murder conviction thrown out when a state court of appeal refused to reconsider the case.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Irwin Winkler and Sydney Pollack are among the movie veterans who will sit down to discuss their work during the Tribeca Film Festival.

Open tab
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a roundup of some drink and entertainment specials at Augusta and Aiken area nightclubs:

Open tab
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a roundup of some drink and entertainment specials at Augusta and Aiken area nightclubs:

Gallery calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

The Top Five list
The top five entertainment list.

Concert calendar
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

The Top Five list
The top five entertainment list.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

People in the News
GRETNA, La. - C-Murder lost his latest attempt to get his second-degree murder conviction thrown out when a state court of appeal refused to reconsider the case.

Concert calendar
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

S.C. per capita income lags behind other states
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Incomes in South Carolina lag behind those in the rest of the nation, according to new federal data.

Butternut squash, a hearty vegetarian meal

Augusta dining guide
After a day on the course, you need a good meal. Here's a sampling of Augusta area restaurants:

Quick and easy grilled pork chops
When food writer Mark Bittman cooks pork, it's easy for him to bring into play the skills associated with his reputation as "the Minimalist," the title of his weekly column in The New York Times about streamlined cooking.

Year has brought new restaurants, nightspots
It was nearly a year ago that we were cheering Phil Mickelson for his triumph in the Masters Tournament, and of course, a lot has happened since then. If this is your first time in the area since last year's tournament, here are some of the noteworthy restaurants and bars that have opened while you were gone.

Year has brought new restaurants, nightspots

Quick and easy grilled pork chops
When food writer Mark Bittman cooks pork, it's easy for him to bring into play the skills associated with his reputation as "the Minimalist," the title of his weekly column in The New York Times about streamlined cooking.

Quick and easy grilled pork chops

Food briefs
NAPA, Calif. - COPIA, the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, has announced that Arthur Jacobus is to become its new president and director. He is scheduled to join COPIA in July.

Grubbin': Skyline Cafe
SKYLINE CAFE ADDRESS: 3328 Washington Road, Martinez

Butternut squash, a hearty vegetarian meal
CONCORD, N.H. - Cooking for my 6-month-old son is somewhat underwhelming.

Augusta dining guide

Devil's Fudge Cake is for all chocoholics
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - If you have an unshakable craving for deep, rich chocolate that you find difficult to satisfy, then look no further. At The Culinary Institute of America, we recognize those insatiable yearnings, which is why we developed this Devil's Fudge Cake recipe. A true chocolate-lover's dream, the dense cake and thick fudge icing are easy to prepare and quick to assemble.

Food briefs
NAPA, Calif. - COPIA, the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, has announced that Arthur Jacobus is to become its new president and director. He is scheduled to join COPIA in July.

Low-fat Turkish chicken thighs

Augusta dining guide
After a day on the course, you need a good meal. Here's a sampling of Augusta area restaurants:

Savory and sweet Oatmeal recipes
Whole grains often come into the conversation these days when healthful eating is increasingly the subject of debate, advice and shared information.

Low-fat Turkish chicken thighs
Although chicken thighs are higher in fat than other chicken cuts, you can easily minimize that and get the benefit of their full-flavored, juicy meat, according to a feature in the April-May issue of EatingWell magazine.

Devil's Fudge Cake is for all chocoholics

Devil's Fudge Cake is for all chocoholics
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - If you have an unshakable craving for deep, rich chocolate that you find difficult to satisfy, then look no further. At The Culinary Institute of America, we recognize those insatiable yearnings, which is why we developed this Devil's Fudge Cake recipe. A true chocolate-lover's dream, the dense cake and thick fudge icing are easy to prepare and quick to assemble.

Savory and sweet Oatmeal recipes
Whole grains often come into the conversation these days when healthful eating is increasingly the subject of debate, advice and shared information.

Year has brought new restaurants, nightspots
It was nearly a year ago that we were cheering Phil Mickelson for his triumph in the Masters Tournament, and of course, a lot has happened since then. If this is your first time in the area since last year's tournament, here are some of the noteworthy restaurants and bars that have opened while you were gone.

Savory and sweet Oatmeal recipes

Butternut squash, a hearty vegetarian meal
CONCORD, N.H. - Cooking for my 6-month-old son is somewhat underwhelming.

Low-fat Turkish chicken thighs
Although chicken thighs are higher in fat than other chicken cuts, you can easily minimize that and get the benefit of their full-flavored, juicy meat, according to a feature in the April-May issue of EatingWell magazine.

Food briefs

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in golf:

Champ fighting off infection
DULUTH, Ga. - For Zach Johnson, the timing couldn't be worse. He's playing the best golf of his short PGA Tour career.

Masters: More foreign players in field
A record number of international players will converge on Augusta for the 69th Masters Tournament next week.

Champ fighting off infection
DULUTH, Ga. - For Zach Johnson, the timing couldn't be worse. He's playing the best golf of his short PGA Tour career.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in golf:

Champ fighting off infection

Upcoming events

Marinade can give salmon fillet a sea of flavors
If you're playing host to Masters guests or are looking for an easy, elegant entree, this week's Maple-Cured Pepper-Crusted Salmon fills the bill perfectly.

Marinade can give salmon fillet a sea of flavors
If you're playing host to Masters guests or are looking for an easy, elegant entree, this week's Maple-Cured Pepper-Crusted Salmon fills the bill perfectly.

Marinade can give salmon fillet a sea of flavors

Weather warning issued for the Augusta area
An approaching cold front will produce scattered thunderstorms in the Augusta area today. There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms in this area both this morning and this afternoon.

Custody dispute leads to shooting, police say
Gunfire erupted on a quiet south Augusta street this morning when a woman shot another woman in the face in a custody dispute over two children, police said.

Terri Schiavo has died at a Florida hospice
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman whose final years tethered to a feeding tube sparked a bitter feud over her fate that divided a family and a nation, died Thursday, her husband's attorney said.

Police arrest man in murder case
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man wanted in a weekend homicide case.

Custody dispute leads to shooting, police say
Gunfire erupted on a quiet south Augusta street this morning when a woman shot another woman in the face in a custody dispute over two children, police said.

Judiciary robbed patient of rights

Prolonging damaged life is inhumane
The arrogance of those who presume to know God's will in the Schiavo case astonishes me. Connie Corzilius Spasser, Augusta

Hypocrites hijacked Terri Schiavo issue
The Terri Schiavo case has me upset on so many different levels.Ginger Sitler, Augusta

Prolonging damaged life is inhumane

Misconceptions arise over hospices

Hypocrites hijacked Terri Schiavo issue

Unfairness reigns in Schiavo case
There are thousands of people on death row who are in a permanent vegetative state - of the heart, soul and conscience.Rene Hutto, Grovetown

Some commissioners are good

Sanctioned death sets scary precedent
It is one thing to remove one's life-support machines at the initial trauma or other injury when the doctors indicate that there is no brain activity or chance of the heart continuing to beat, the lungs to breathe or other systems to function. E. G. Yrizarry, Grovetown

Hypocrites hijacked Terri Schiavo issue
The Terri Schiavo case has me upset on so many different levels.Ginger Sitler, Augusta

Misconceptions arise over hospices
There are many comments being made about the Terri Schiavo case. We feel sorry for both her birth family and her family of choice - her husband.John & Emily Hyatt, Augusta

Judiciary robbed patient of rights
Poor Terri Schiavo. She should have been a terrorist or a serial killer. If she were, she would have been tried by a jury of 12 people and not just one judge. Louis Dinkins, Augusta

Protect our children from sexual predators
The horrific tragedy of young Jessica Lunsford's death has captivated our community and the nation. John W. Phelan, Augusta

Prolonging damaged life is inhumane
The arrogance of those who presume to know God's will in the Schiavo case astonishes me. Connie Corzilius Spasser, Augusta

Misconceptions arise over hospices
There are many comments being made about the Terri Schiavo case. We feel sorry for both her birth family and her family of choice - her husband.John & Emily Hyatt, Augusta

Parents should tend to Terri
Has it occurred to those in the judicial system who have sided with Michael Schiavo in his bid to have his wife starved to death that what they deem legal and proper for Terri Schiavo to endure would not under any circumstances be allowed to be carried out on a convicted mass murderer or murderous pedophile?

Some commissioners are good
The people, including myself, who criticize the Augusta Commission unfairly paint all of the commissioners with the same brush.M. Don Williams, Augusta

Some commissioners are good
The people, including myself, who criticize the Augusta Commission unfairly paint all of the commissioners with the same brush.M. Don Williams, Augusta

Judiciary robbed patient of rights
Poor Terri Schiavo. She should have been a terrorist or a serial killer. If she were, she would have been tried by a jury of 12 people and not just one judge. Louis Dinkins, Augusta

'The Matrix Online:' no cranial implants required

Living briefs

Living briefs
Dr. Malcolm Smith, a violence-prevention educator, will conduct a seminar on how to deal with angry young people. It will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at the Gordon Club at Fort Gordon. The registration deadline is April 6.

Living briefs
Dr. Malcolm Smith, a violence-prevention educator, will conduct a seminar on how to deal with angry young people. It will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at the Gordon Club at Fort Gordon. The registration deadline is April 6.

'The Matrix Online:' no cranial implants required
You've watched the movies. Now you can jack in and play it - no cranial implants required. After months of testing and two years since the sequels, the persistent virtual reality of "The Matrix Online" is available for U.S. gamers.

Study: Most American adults sleep poorly
WASHINGTON - Getting a good night's sleep is hard for many adults and that often means poorer health, lower productivity on the job, more danger on the roads and a less vibrant sex life.

'The Matrix Online:' no cranial implants required
You've watched the movies. Now you can jack in and play it - no cranial implants required. After months of testing and two years since the sequels, the persistent virtual reality of "The Matrix Online" is available for U.S. gamers.

Augusta signs Southern duo
In need of extra bodies and wanting to give some young player a chance, Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia signed goalie Chad Collins and forward George Nistas on Monday.

Augusta signs Southern duo

Augusta signs Southern duo
In need of extra bodies and wanting to give some young player a chance, Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia signed goalie Chad Collins and forward George Nistas on Monday.

Senate passes bill on voter ID
ATLANTA - Voters would be forced to show photo identification before casting a ballot under a wide-ranging revamp of the state's elections laws that passed a sharply divided Senate late Tuesday.

Trial recordings, evidence turn up
The mystery of a missing trial transcript in a murder case has been solved.

Across South Carolina

Neighbors had seen pit bulls
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Joe Nealius knew before animal control officers started patrolling his neighborhood that pit bull terriers had been spotted in the area.

Police say club was run as casino
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The owner of a Vietnamese nightclub on Whitemarsh Island has been charged with commercial gambling for allegedly running a makeshift casino.

Walkers will have one trial
Sen. Charles Walker and his daughter will stand trial together and face each charge in a 142-count indictment, a federal judge ruled late Tuesday afternoon.

News you can use
The April 15 tax deadline is just 2 weeks away, and about 70 million taxpayers still haven't filed their returns.

Team still can't find man
CLEARWATER - Odell "Clarence" Davis found peace and quiet along the tree-lined creek below the Clearwater Pond, family members who gathered there Tuesday said.

News you can use

Cleanup starts for Masters
Homeowners aren't the only ones engaging in some pre-Masters Tournament spring cleaning.

Woman's arm removed after pit bull attack
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Gwendolyn Chavous was on her way to an Easter morning church service when three ferocious pit bull terriers attacked her, savagely biting her arms and legs, family members said Tuesday.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Plan for water is studied
The future of the Savannah River is at risk and with it the future of Augusta, says the founder of the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy.

Chemical's effect on property values unknown
A chemical spreading through groundwater beneath 350 densely developed acres in south Augusta poses little threat to human health unless someone pumps it out and drinks it.

Schools boost asthma policy
A frightening asthma attack by a Richmond County girl has led the school district to strengthen its asthma policy, allowing parents to document what could trigger an attack and provide permission for their children to carry inhalers.

Kid of the Day
Caroline Gladd Blanchard is today's Kid of the Day.

Chemical's effect on property values unknown

Retired people share hopes
AIKEN - Nukeheads never die. They just keep hanging around, waiting for a revival of that old atomic power.

Correction

Barrow makes first visit to post
U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., made his first official visit Wednesday to Fort Gordon as congressman for the 12th District.

Measure on road projects passes

Across the area
A Richmond County elementary school was placed under lock-down Tuesday after teachers reported seeing a man with a shotgun near school property, said schools spokeswoman Mechelle Jordan.

School site is not yet known
Efforts by the Richmond County Board of Education to find land for new schools are rubbing several residents the wrong way.

Cleanup starts for Masters
Homeowners aren't the only ones engaging in some pre-Masters Tournament spring cleaning.

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE- Saying there was no evidence that pretrial publicity had tainted the case, a Gwinnett judge lifted a gag order Monday on witnesses and police involved in the trial of a Dacula dentist charged with killing his wife.

Wills can help ensure care for pets
When Robideere's owner died suddenly last month, the scruffy dog and his seven feline siblings were left without a caretaker.

Measure on road projects passes
ATLANTA - The public would have easier access to proposed road construction plans - such as an existing bid to turn Georgia Highway 316 into a toll road - under a bill that won approval Tuesday in the Georgia House.

Permit is won; delays remain
A proposed Savannah River Site plant that would convert weapons-grade plutonium into nuclear power plant fuel cleared one crucial hurdle Wednesday when the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a construction permit for the $1.6 billion project.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Lachlan McIntosh, a veteran campaign worker, has been named the new executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party.

Critics say ethics bill contains loophole
ATLANTA - A little-noticed provision in a bill revamping the state's ethics laws could open a massive loophole allowing candidates to pour in unlimited donations from contributors, critics said Wednesday.

News you can use
The April 15 tax deadline is just 2 weeks away, and about 70 million taxpayers still haven't filed their returns.

Measure on road projects passes
ATLANTA - The public would have easier access to proposed road construction plans - such as an existing bid to turn Georgia Highway 316 into a toll road - under a bill that won approval Tuesday in the Georgia House.

Budget deal will aid Augusta
ATLANTA - The Augusta area emerged a major winner Tuesday when Republican leaders from the House and Senate ended a tense standoff over how to craft the state's 2006 budget and agreed on a compromise plan.

Familiar face comes back to voting board
Augusta Commission members on Tuesday appointed former Richmond County Board of Elections Executive Director Linda Beazley to be the chairwoman of the board of the department she once led.

Across the area
A Richmond County elementary school was placed under lock-down Tuesday after teachers reported seeing a man with a shotgun near school property, said schools spokeswoman Mechelle Jordan.

Budget deal will aid Augusta
ATLANTA - The Augusta area emerged a major winner Tuesday when Republican leaders from the House and Senate ended a tense standoff over how to craft the state's 2006 budget and agreed on a compromise plan.

Correction
An article in Tuesday's editions should have said that MCG Health Inc. was the recipient of a grant from the Carlos and Marguerite Mason Trust.

Plan for water is studied

Heavy rains cause rivers to overflow
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Several major South Georgia rivers are out of their banks this week as a result of heavy rains over the weekend.

Retired people share hopes

Senate passes bill on voter ID
ATLANTA - Voters would be forced to show photo identification before casting a ballot under a wide-ranging revamp of the state's elections laws that passed a sharply divided Senate late Tuesday.

Man's body is found in creek

Terri Schiavo has died at a Florida hospice

School site is not yet known

Wills can help ensure care for pets

Kid of the Day

News you can use

Plan for water is studied
The future of the Savannah River is at risk and with it the future of Augusta, says the founder of the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy.

Correction

Victim, family want justice to be served
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Speaking from her hospital bed Wednesday, Gwendolyn Chavous chastised the unidentified owner of the three pit bull terriers that attacked and mangled her body.

Searchers find body in creek

Man's body is found in creek
AIKEN -- The body of a Graniteville man who went missing Sunday near the creek below Langley Pond was found partially submerged Wednesday morning.

Schools boost asthma policy

Neighbors had seen pit bulls
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Joe Nealius knew before animal control officers started patrolling his neighborhood that pit bull terriers had been spotted in the area.

Across the region

Classes may help students stay in school
AIKEN - Ninth-grade students at North Augusta High School are getting a second chance to make the grade and get back on track toward the 10th grade through a new program.

Critics say ethics bill contains loophole

Neighbors had seen pit bulls

Good sports

Good sports
Tonya Few, 16, from Thomson High School, laughs after making her long jump during the Area 9 Special Olympics held at Fort Gordon.

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Correction
A story in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about the final version of Georgia's 2006 budget sent to the governor incorrectly listed funding for the Augusta Mini Theatre.

Officials praise terminal plan

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Weather warning issued for the Augusta area

Searchers find body in creek
AIKEN - After a three-day search, the body of Odell Clarence Davis of Clearwater was found Wednesday morning in the rain-swollen creek below Clearwater Pond.

Victim, family want justice to be served

Ethics bill gets Senate approval
ATLANTA - A sweeping overhaul of the laws governing the behavior of state officials passed the Georgia Senate unanimously Tuesday, even as Democrats complained the bill was not strong enough.

Democrat wants more people on board

Woman's arm removed after pit bull attack
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Gwendolyn Chavous was on her way to an Easter morning church service when three ferocious pit bull terriers attacked her, savagely biting her arms and legs, family members said Tuesday.

Police arrest man in murder case

Heavy rains cause rivers to overflow
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Several major South Georgia rivers are out of their banks this week as a result of heavy rains over the weekend.

Suit: Order was to destroy youth jail memo

Democrat wants more people on board
Right now, the number is five, with one person being elected at large.

Classes may help students stay in school

Correction
An article in Tuesday's editions should have said that MCG Health Inc. was the recipient of a grant from the Carlos and Marguerite Mason Trust.

Sentence of death repealed

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE- Saying there was no evidence that pretrial publicity had tainted the case, a Gwinnett judge lifted a gag order Monday on witnesses and police involved in the trial of a Dacula dentist charged with killing his wife.

Good sports
Tonya Few, 16, from Thomson High School, laughs after making her long jump during the Area 9 Special Olympics held at Fort Gordon.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Lachlan McIntosh, a veteran campaign worker, has been named the new executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party.

Across the area
A Jonesboro, Ga., man has been arrested on drug and weapon charges as a result of an undercover operation, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.

Norwood isn't planning move
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood is optimistic over pending approval of new voting districts that would reconnect him to the Athens-Clarke County area he represented before redistricting.

Across the region
HANAHAN, S.C. - A man arrested for shoplifting wriggled through the glass partition in a police cruiser, drove off and abandoned the car for a lawn service truck before he was stopped, authorities said.

Heavy rains cause rivers to overflow

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Republican leaders hope to end the Georgia General Assembly's session today. Here's how you can contact area legislators:

Cleanup starts for Masters

Permit is won; delays remain

Woman's arm removed after pit bull attack

Victim, family want justice to be served
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Speaking from her hospital bed Wednesday, Gwendolyn Chavous chastised the unidentified owner of the three pit bull terriers that attacked and mangled her body.

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Correction
A story in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about the final version of Georgia's 2006 budget sent to the governor incorrectly listed funding for the Augusta Mini Theatre.

Ethics bill gets Senate approval

Critics say ethics bill contains loophole
ATLANTA - A little-noticed provision in a bill revamping the state's ethics laws could open a massive loophole allowing candidates to pour in unlimited donations from contributors, critics said Wednesday.

Walkers will have one trial

Classes may help students stay in school
AIKEN - Ninth-grade students at North Augusta High School are getting a second chance to make the grade and get back on track toward the 10th grade through a new program.

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Permit is won; delays remain
A proposed Savannah River Site plant that would convert weapons-grade plutonium into nuclear power plant fuel cleared one crucial hurdle Wednesday when the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a construction permit for the $1.6 billion project.

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Searchers find body in creek
AIKEN - After a three-day search, the body of Odell Clarence Davis of Clearwater was found Wednesday morning in the rain-swollen creek below Clearwater Pond.

Ethics bill gets Senate approval
ATLANTA - A sweeping overhaul of the laws governing the behavior of state officials passed the Georgia Senate unanimously Tuesday, even as Democrats complained the bill was not strong enough.

Officials praise terminal plan
As flight announcements constantly interrupted the groundbreaking for Augusta's new airport terminal, Sen. Saxby Chambliss smiled.

Suit: Order was to destroy youth jail memo
The day after The Augusta Chronicle submitted an open records request in search of a memo related to mental health services at Augusta's youth prison, a top Juvenile Justice Department official ordered the memo's author to destroy it, a civil rights lawsuit alleges.

Wills can help ensure care for pets
When Robideere's owner died suddenly last month, the scruffy dog and his seven feline siblings were left without a caretaker.

Police say grandma shot grandma
Gunfire erupted on a quiet south Augusta street Wednesday afternoon when police say a great-grandmother shot another grandmother in the face over a custody dispute involving two children.

Democrat wants more people on board
Right now, the number is five, with one person being elected at large.

Teen is charged in false identity case
An Evans teen was indicted Wednesday in connection to a case in which police say he tried to help extinguish a fire six months ago in the Martinez subdivision West Lake.

Schools boost asthma policy
A frightening asthma attack by a Richmond County girl has led the school district to strengthen its asthma policy, allowing parents to document what could trigger an attack and provide permission for their children to carry inhalers.

Kid of the Day
Caroline Gladd Blanchard is today's Kid of the Day.

Suit: Order was to destroy youth jail memo
The day after The Augusta Chronicle submitted an open records request in search of a memo related to mental health services at Augusta's youth prison, a top Juvenile Justice Department official ordered the memo's author to destroy it, a civil rights lawsuit alleges.

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Weather warning issued for the Augusta area
An approaching cold front will produce scattered thunderstorms inthe Augusta area today. There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms in this area both this morning and thisafternoon.

Walkers will have one trial
Sen. Charles Walker and his daughter will stand trial together and face each charge in a 142-count indictment, a federal judge ruled late Tuesday afternoon.

Terri Schiavo has died at a Florida hospice
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman whose final years tethered to a feeding tube sparked a bitter feud over her fate that divided a family and a nation, died Thursday, her husband's attorney said.

Chemical's effect on property values unknown
A chemical spreading through groundwater beneath 350 densely developed acres in south Augusta poses little threat to human health unless someone pumps it out and drinks it.

Police arrest man in murder case
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man wanted in a weekend homicide case.

Retired people share hopes
AIKEN - Nukeheads never die. They just keep hanging around, waiting for a revival of that old atomic power.

Sentence of death repealed
A Burke County native's murder convictions and death sentence have been overturned.

Officials praise terminal plan
As flight announcements constantly interrupted the groundbreaking for Augusta's new airport terminal, Sen. Saxby Chambliss smiled.

Kid of the Day
Nicholas Allan Blanchard is today's Kid of the Day.

Sentence of death repealed
A Burke County native's murder convictions and death sentence have been overturned.

Across the area
A Jonesboro, Ga., man has been arrested on drug and weapon charges as a result of an undercover operation, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.

Senate passes bill on voter ID

Across the region
HANAHAN, S.C. - A man arrested for shoplifting wriggled through the glass partition in a police cruiser, drove off and abandoned the car for a lawn service truck before he was stopped, authorities said.

School site is not yet known
Efforts by the Richmond County Board of Education to find land for new schools are rubbing several residents the wrong way.

News you can use
Republican leaders hope to end the Georgia General Assembly's session today. Here's how you can contact area legislators:

Budget deal will aid Augusta

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in DVD releases, and a look at what' coming:

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in DVD releases, and a look at what' coming:

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Thursday. See Friday's Your Life section for reviews of new movies.

At the Movies: 'Beauty Shop'

'Closer' takes look at the games lovers play

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Thursday. See Friday's Your Life section for reviews of new movies.

At the Movies: 'Sin City'
"Sin City" is simultaneously the most boldly original comic-book adaptation yet and one of the nastiest films in a long while.

'Closer' takes look at the games lovers play
A love story without love, a movie about the bright and beautiful at their most dark and desperate, Closer seems to revel in its cynicism.

'Closer' takes look at the games lovers play
A love story without love, a movie about the bright and beautiful at their most dark and desperate, Closer seems to revel in its cynicism.

Mini reviews

At the Movies: 'Sin City'
"Sin City" is simultaneously the most boldly original comic-book adaptation yet and one of the nastiest films in a long while.

New home-video releases

At the Movies: 'Beauty Shop'
Just one degree of separation now exists between Queen Latifah and Kevin Bacon. After seeing "Beauty Shop," you'll wish they'd never met.

At the Movies: 'Sin City'

At the Movies: 'Beauty Shop'
Just one degree of separation now exists between Queen Latifah and Kevin Bacon. After seeing "Beauty Shop," you'll wish they'd never met.

2 veterans remain in contest of best bands
The Eagles or Creedence Clearwater Revival? Tough call. Both of the finalists in our Greatest American Rock Band of All Time contest are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, both are staples of classic rock radio and both have influenced generations of musicians.

Judge freezes funds from Shyne's record deal

Hot ticket: Tori Amos
Tori AmosWHEN: 8 p.m. MondayWHERE: Symphony Hall Atlanta, 1280 Peachtree St.

Hot ticket: Tori Amos
Tori Amos WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday WHERE: Symphony Hall Atlanta, 1280 Peachtree St.

50 Cent getting along fine in gentle suburbia
FARMINGTON, Conn. - There she was, ready to schmooze with 50 Cent and his celebrity friends, and Robin Condon was beyond embarrassed.

Hootie to share success in benefit concert
Come next week, Augusta will have two Hooties. The first is Hootie Johnson, Augusta National Golf Club's high-profile frontman. The other, Hootie & the Blowfish, the South Carolina band that catapulted to fame in 1995 .

Nashville Star' is fun show with impressive contestants
If you're not watching USA Network's Nashville Star program at 10 p.m. Tuesdays, you are missing out on some great country singing.

Sister Hazel is beating odds
For more than 11 years, Gainesville, Fla., band Sister Hazel, which plays Tuesday on the Rock Fore Dough bill at First Tee Augusta, has been beating odds and bettering expectations.

Sri Lankan M.I.A. gets Americans out on dance floor
Just in time for summer vacation, M.I.A.'s highly anticipated debut release, Arular, blends world music and exciting lyrics to create an impressive pop album.

Nashville Star' is fun show with impressive contestants
If you're not watching USA Network's Nashville Star program at 10 p.m. Tuesdays, you are missing out on some great country singing.

Nashville Star' is fun show with impressive contestants

Sri Lankan M.I.A. gets Americans out on dance floor
Just in time for summer vacation, M.I.A.'s highly anticipated debut release, Arular, blends world music and exciting lyrics to create an impressive pop album.

Hope for Tejano music resounds in Selena's legacy
EAGLE PASS, Texas - Some say that when Selena died, the Tejano genre of music she popularized lost its way.

Sonic spotlight: Erik Hargrove

Sonic spotlight: Erik Hargrove
Erik HargroveAGE: 33HOMETOWN: Washington, Pa.; moved to Augusta in 1993 when he was transferred to Fort Gordon with the Army

Hootie to share success in benefit concert

Sister Hazel is beating odds
For more than 11 years, Gainesville, Fla., band Sister Hazel, which plays Tuesday on the Rock Fore Dough bill at First Tee Augusta, has been beating odds and bettering expectations.

Judge freezes funds from Shyne's record deal
NEW YORK - Jailed rapper Shyne, who signed a $3 million record deal in prison, won't see any money until a lawsuit against him is resolved.

Hootie to share success in benefit concert
Come next week, Augusta will have two Hooties. The first is Hootie Johnson, Augusta National Golf Club's high-profile frontman. The other, Hootie & the Blowfish, the South Carolina band that catapulted to fame in 1995 .

50 Cent getting along fine in gentle suburbia
FARMINGTON, Conn. - There she was, ready to schmooze with 50 Cent and his celebrity friends, and Robin Condon was beyond embarrassed.

Sister Hazel is beating odds

Hope for Tejano music resounds in Selena's legacy
EAGLE PASS, Texas - Some say that when Selena died, the Tejano genre of music she popularized lost its way.

Hope for Tejano music resounds in Selena's legacy

Sri Lankan M.I.A. gets Americans out on dance floor

Wylde gives blistering show on BLS' latest effort
Does the name Zakk Wylde ring a bell? How about Ozzy Osbourne? I thought that one might get a nod.

Judge freezes funds from Shyne's record deal
NEW YORK - Jailed rapper Shyne, who signed a $3 million record deal in prison, won't see any money until a lawsuit against him is resolved.

Sonic spotlight: Erik Hargrove
Erik Hargrove AGE: 33 HOMETOWN: Washington, Pa.; moved to Augusta in 1993 when he was transferred to Fort Gordon with the Army

Hot ticket: Tori Amos

50 Cent getting along fine in gentle suburbia

2 veterans remain in contest of best bands

2 veterans remain in contest of best bands
The Eagles or Creedence Clearwater Revival? Tough call. Both of the finalists in our Greatest American Rock Band of All Time contest are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, both are staples of classic rock radio and both have influenced generations of musicians.

Time on track key to boost sponsor
BRISTOL, Tenn. - While racer Shawna Robinson and bra-maker Vassarette are a natural fit, the only full-time woman driver in the NASCAR Busch Series said the best way to promote a driver-sponsor relationship is with success on the race track.

Time on track key to boost sponsor
BRISTOL, Tenn. - While racer Shawna Robinson and bra-maker Vassarette are a natural fit, the only full-time woman driver in the NASCAR Busch Series said the best way to promote a driver-sponsor relationship is with success on the race track.

Glory of win provokes teams to push envelope
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Brendan Gaughan knows how to spot a cheater.

Glory of win provokes teams to push envelope

Glory of win provokes teams to push envelope
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Brendan Gaughan knows how to spot a cheater.

NASCAR Newsmaker: Bobby Labonte

Time on track key to boost sponsor

NASCAR Newsmaker: Bobby Labonte
Bobby Labonte is off to one of the worst starts in his career with three finishes of 37th or worse in the first four races.

NASCAR Newsmaker: Bobby Labonte
Bobby Labonte is off to one of the worst starts in his career with three finishes of 37th or worse in the first four races.

Wizards squeak by Hawks
WASHINGTON - Gilbert Arenas scored nine of his 36 points in the final 3½ minutes, including the go-ahead basket on a driving layup in traffic with 34 seconds to play, leading the Washington Wizards to a 102-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

Wizards squeak by Hawks
WASHINGTON - Gilbert Arenas scored nine of his 36 points in the final 3½ minutes, including the go-ahead basket on a driving layup in traffic with 34 seconds to play, leading the Washington Wizards to a 102-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

Wizards squeak by Hawks

Pitino's Cards display resolve
Just imagine how good Louisville could be right now. The Cardinals, winners of 22 of their past 23 games, head into the Final Four one of the hottest teams in the nation.

Doctor defends way he prescribes steroids

NFL will tighten drug testing

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Miss Marjorie C. McCann (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tyrone R. Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle Brigdon (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Lance Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Beasley, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Sterling (BALTIMORE, Md.)

Mr. Mikel W. Story (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Kathleen Culler (NORTH, S.C.)

Mr. James Evans, Jr. (HAILEY, ID)

Mrs. Irene Dennis (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Donald L. Wilson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Blanche Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtice Ryle (VIDALIA, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Freeman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Zion Cormier-Coleman (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Hattie Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jerry B. Orr (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Kelley (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlease Crompton (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Mrs. Inez DeLaigle Peters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Miller (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Watkins (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Burton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. William Howard, Sr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Denise M. Tuten (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Ruth Fowler (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Elijah Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mikel W. Story (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eunice Hicks (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Baldev Bariana Singh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Evans, Jr. (HAILEY, ID)

Mrs. A. Ruth Macuch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Jill Alberding (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Agnes Johnson Paul (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Roger Cane (BUFORD, Ga.)

Mr. Lance Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ezra Henderson (LAWTON, Okla.)

Mrs. Clara Wallace Peel (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Evans (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mr. Elijah Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Georgianna Walker (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. H.C. Stewart (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. A. Ruth Macuch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Stutts (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara Wickersham (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Miss Denise M. Tuten (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beverly Jean Payne (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Carenia Harden (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Idell Bennett (EVANS, Ga.)

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Overtime

Area announcements

Kids get fun, sun and rackets

Overtime

Tuesday's high school results

Youths to compete in golf challenge

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Tuesday's high school results
Here are Tuesday's prep results:

Kids get fun, sun and rackets
The Club at Raes Creek sent out 3,500 fliers advertising Kids' Day at the Taylor Infiniti $25,000 Women's Pro Circuit Event.

Youths to compete in golf challenge
More than 200 junior golfers are expected to crowd the course at The First Tee of Augusta on Friday.

Youths to compete in golf challenge
More than 200 junior golfers are expected to crowd the course at The First Tee of Augusta on Friday.

Overtime
In Birmingham, Ala., Eddie Johnson came through once again, showing the stellar form that's made him America's top scorer and giving the United States a key 2-0 victory over Guatemala in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday.

Overtime
In Birmingham, Ala., Eddie Johnson came through once again, showing the stellar form that's made him America's top scorer and giving the United States a key 2-0 victory over Guatemala in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday.

Tuesday's high school results
Here are Tuesday's prep results:

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Overtime
The annual Mayor's Masters Reception will have Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus as its special guest of honor.

Kids get fun, sun and rackets
The Club at Raes Creek sent out 3,500 fliers advertising Kids' Day at the Taylor Infiniti $25,000 Women's Pro Circuit Event.

Overtime
The annual Mayor's Masters Reception will have Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus as its special guest of honor.

Doctor defends way he prescribes steroids
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The South Carolina doctor linked to possible steroid use by members of the Carolina Panthers says he is careful to only prescribe the drugs when they are medically necessary.

NFL will tighten drug testing
NEW YORK - The NFL wants to upgrade its steroid testing program to bring it back in line with Olympic standards.

NFL will tighten drug testing
NEW YORK - The NFL wants to upgrade its steroid testing program to bring it back in line with Olympic standards.

Doctor defends way he prescribes steroids
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The South Carolina doctor linked to possible steroid use by members of the Carolina Panthers says he is careful to only prescribe the drugs when they are medically necessary.

Nashville Star' is fun show with impressive contestants

Nashville Star' is fun show with impressive contestants
If you're not watching USA Network's Nashville Star program at 10 p.m. Tuesdays, you are missing out on some great country singing.

Nashville Star' is fun show with impressive contestants
If you're not watching USA Network's Nashville Star program at 10 p.m. Tuesdays, you are missing out on some great country singing.

Greek chorus finds work in films

IRS measures $300 billion gap in unpaid taxes
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service reported Tuesday that the gap between taxes paid and taxes owed stood at more than $300 billion, with a large portion due to individuals understating income.

CBS scores a ratings slam-dunk with NCAA hoops

Tucker Carlson's PBS show will end after one year
NEW YORK - The weekly PBS series "Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered" will end its run after one year in June.

MTV, Seventeen magazine create reality series
NEW YORK - Here's another all-gal reality show. MTV and Seventeen have announced a 10-episode series tentatively titled, "Project Seventeen," chronicling the magazine's search for "America's Sweetheart." Well-rounded young women from across the country will compete to prove they are role model material.

Schieffer bringing new style to evening news

Schieffer bringing new style to evening news
NEW YORK - Three weeks into his new job as anchorman of the "CBS Evening News," Bob Schieffer's folksy, conversational approach to stories has added a new wrinkle to a format that is among the most ritualized in TV news.

MTV, Seventeen magazine create reality series
NEW YORK - Here's another all-gal reality show. MTV and Seventeen have announced a 10-episode series tentatively titled, "Project Seventeen," chronicling the magazine's search for "America's Sweetheart." Well-rounded young women from across the country will compete to prove they are role model material.

MTV, Seventeen magazine create reality series

Schieffer bringing new style to evening news
NEW YORK - Three weeks into his new job as anchorman of the "CBS Evening News," Bob Schieffer's folksy, conversational approach to stories has added a new wrinkle to a format that is among the most ritualized in TV news.

CBS scores a ratings slam-dunk with NCAA hoops
NEW YORK - Despite the Easter Sunday return of "Desperate Housewives" on ABC and an extra "American Idol" on Fox, CBS scored an easy ratings victory thanks largely to the most-watched NCAA men's basketball tournament since 1994.

CBS scores a ratings slam-dunk with NCAA hoops
NEW YORK - Despite the Easter Sunday return of "Desperate Housewives" on ABC and an extra "American Idol" on Fox, CBS scored an easy ratings victory thanks largely to the most-watched NCAA men's basketball tournament since 1994.

CNN Headline News passes MSNBC in the ratings
NEW YORK - CNN Headline News has supplanted MSNBC as the third-place cable news channel.

Tucker Carlson's PBS show will end after one year
NEW YORK - The weekly PBS series "Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered" will end its run after one year in June.

Tucker Carlson's PBS show will end after one year

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Greek chorus finds work in films
For the most part, movies cruise along pretty well under their own steam.

Greek chorus finds work in films
For the most part, movies cruise along pretty well under their own steam.

Gamecocks, Hawks eager for win
NEW YORK - Carlos Powell thought about picking up the shiny, silver NIT championship trophy, then shook his head no.

USC Aiken cuts list of coaches
USC Aiken took a step closer Tuesday toward filling its men's basketball coaching vacancy.

Gamecocks, Hawks eager for win

Gamecocks, Hawks eager for win
NEW YORK - Carlos Powell thought about picking up the shiny, silver NIT championship trophy, then shook his head no.

Officer suspended for stopping speeding doctor

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