McMahon to write memoir about his pal, Johnny Carson
NEW YORK - Ed McMahon, the longtime sidekick of "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, is writing a memoir, titled, of course, "Here's Johnny!"

McMahon to write memoir about his pal, Johnny Carson

McMahon to write memoir about his pal, Johnny Carson
NEW YORK - Ed McMahon, the longtime sidekick of "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, is writing a memoir, titled, of course, "Here's Johnny!"

Area players continue hit parade
While everyone else in the world seems to be playing or prepping for fantasy baseball with the ebb of another major league season, the area's finest prep standouts are turning in stellar work a month into baseball.

Longtime politician deserved praise

Ms. Wheelchair pageant winner 'not disabled enough'
APPLETON, Wis. - Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin has been stripped of her title because pageant officials say she can stand - and point to a newspaper picture as proof.

New Jersey girl slain after refusing to give man a kiss
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A 15-year-old girl was fatally shot after refusing a man's demand for a kiss, authorities said. The alleged gunman was captured Wednesday night in Washington, D.C.

Bank error sends electronic payments - twice
DUBLIN, Ireland - The Bank of Ireland apologized Thursday for running the same set of electronic payments twice, a goof that brought fleeting joy, or anguish, to an estimated 60,000 households and businesses nationwide.

Ms. Wheelchair pageant winner 'not disabled enough'
APPLETON, Wis. - Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin has been stripped of her title because pageant officials say she can stand - and point to a newspaper picture as proof.

Odds and Ends
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - A rare, wayward goose was being treated at a Lake Tahoe wildlife center after spring snow storms forced it to take refuge in a most unlikely place - a ski resort.

Odds and Ends
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - A rare, wayward goose was being treated at a Lake Tahoe wildlife center after spring snow storms forced it to take refuge in a most unlikely place - a ski resort.

Odds and Ends
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Lawmakers want to slip a secret ingredient into the state budget: Spam.

Odds and Ends
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Lawmakers want to slip a secret ingredient into the state budget: Spam.

New Jersey girl slain after refusing to give man a kiss
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A 15-year-old girl was fatally shot after refusing a man's demand for a kiss, authorities said. The alleged gunman was captured Wednesday night in Washington, D.C.

Braves closer grows into role

Astros defeat Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - John Smoltz, untouchable all spring, finally showed he was vulnerable.

Atlanta ships Green to Tampa Bay for reliever

Atlanta ships Green to Tampa Bay for reliever
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The house Nick Green bought a few days before spring training in Lawrenceville, Ga., will be of little use to him now, it seems.

Braves closer grows into role
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - To look at him now, you would have no idea how far new Atlanta closer Dan Kolb has come in a decade.

Braves closer grows into role
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - To look at him now, you would have no idea how far new Atlanta closer Dan Kolb has come in a decade.

Atlanta ships Green to Tampa Bay for reliever
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The house Nick Green bought a few days before spring training in Lawrenceville, Ga., will be of little use to him now, it seems.

NutraSweet will restart output line

Company wraps up Pump 'N Shop deal

In the digital camera era, prints are still in demand
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Jesse Eisenberg came within a technological whisker of losing all her honeymoon snapshots.

CBS hires MarketWatch founder Kramer
NEW YORK - Viacom Inc., after losing a bidding contest for MarketWatch Inc., hired away the founder of the online financial news provider to run the Internet operations of Viacom's CBS unit.

Incomes and consumer spending both show solid gains

Crude oil futures rise sharply
VIENNA, Austria - The price of oil rose sharply Thursday, topping $55 a barrel, as traders disregarded U.S. government figures showing a large increase in crude inventories but a drop in gasoline stocks ahead of the driving season.

Manufacturing activity grows at slightly slower pace
NEW YORK - The manufacturing sector grew in March for the 22nd consecutive month, but at a slightly slower pace than in February.

Breakup with Miramax founders may help Disney
LOS ANGELES - The breakup of the 12-year relationship between the Walt Disney Co. and indie film pioneers Bob and Harvey Weinstein allows the company some new latitude: making less expensive family films and co-producing sequels to some of Miramax's biggest hits.

Payrolls grow by just 110,000

Authority aims to boost image
City economic developers are looking to the school system to help grow Richmond County.

Manufacturing activity grows at slightly slower pace

Incomes and consumer spending both show solid gains
WASHINGTON - Americans' incomes, bolstered by strong gains in hiring, rose by 0.3 percent in February while consumer spending climbed at an even faster pace of 0.5 percent, the government reported Thursday.

Breakup with Miramax founders may help Disney
LOS ANGELES - The breakup of the 12-year relationship between the Walt Disney Co. and indie film pioneers Bob and Harvey Weinstein allows the company some new latitude: making less expensive family films and co-producing sequels to some of Miramax's biggest hits.

Firm plans to shield Charleston wetlands
An Augusta real estate firm is launching an unusual development venture near Charleston, S.C., in which thousands of acres of wetlands and ecologically fragile lands will be set aside in perpetuity under conservation easements embedded with upscale "mini-plantations."

Frank Perdue, chicken magnate and TV pitchman, dies
SALISBURY, Md. - Frank Perdue, who transformed a backyard egg business into one of the nation's largest food companies and became a popular television pitchman for his brand of chickens, has died.

NutraSweet will restart output line
Restarting the second production line at The NutraSweet Co.'s Augusta aspartame plant could create up to 20 new jobs, company officials say.

Crude futures set new record above $57 a barrel
Oil prices rallied to a record close above $57 a barrel Friday, sparked by a surge in gasoline futures that could send the average retail cost of gasoline above $2.25 a gallon within a few weeks.

Company wraps up Pump 'N Shop deal
Next time you gas up your car in the Augusta area, chances are it'll be at a Circle K.

Payrolls grow by just 110,000
WASHINGTON - Payroll growth across the country was sluggish in March as employers added just 110,000 jobs, the fewest since July. Nevertheless, the labor market accommodated enough people to drop the unemployment rate to 5.2 percent.

Frank Perdue, chicken magnate and TV pitchman, dies
SALISBURY, Md. - Frank Perdue, who transformed a backyard egg business into one of the nation's largest food companies and became a popular television pitchman for his brand of chickens, has died.

In the digital camera era, prints are still in demand

Sears files 'mass layoff' announcement
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Sears Holding Corp. plans a "mass layoff" of 250 workers at its headquarters in this Chicago suburb, according to a report filed with the state's Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Frank Perdue, chicken magnate and TV pitchman, dies

Manufacturing activity grows at slightly slower pace
NEW YORK - The manufacturing sector grew in March for the 22nd consecutive month, but at a slightly slower pace than in February.

Crude futures set new record above $57 a barrel

Authority aims to boost image

Breakup with Miramax founders may help Disney

Firm plans to shield Charleston wetlands

Firm plans to shield Charleston wetlands
An Augusta real estate firm is launching an unusual development venture near Charleston, S.C., in which thousands of acres of wetlands and ecologically fragile lands will be set aside in perpetuity under conservation easements embedded with upscale "mini-plantations."

Payrolls grow by just 110,000
WASHINGTON - Payroll growth across the country was sluggish in March as employers added just 110,000 jobs, the fewest since July. Nevertheless, the labor market accommodated enough people to drop the unemployment rate to 5.2 percent.

Incomes and consumer spending both show solid gains
WASHINGTON - Americans' incomes, bolstered by strong gains in hiring, rose by 0.3 percent in February while consumer spending climbed at an even faster pace of 0.5 percent, the government reported Thursday.

Company wraps up Pump 'N Shop deal
Next time you gas up your car in the Augusta area, chances are it'll be at a Circle K.

Authority aims to boost image
City economic developers are looking to the school system to help grow Richmond County.

NutraSweet will restart output line
Restarting the second production line at The NutraSweet Co.'s Augusta aspartame plant could create up to 20 new jobs, company officials say.

In the digital camera era, prints are still in demand
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Jesse Eisenberg came within a technological whisker of losing all her honeymoon snapshots.

Crude futures set new record above $57 a barrel
Oil prices rallied to a record close above $57 a barrel Friday, sparked by a surge in gasoline futures that could send the average retail cost of gasoline above $2.25 a gallon within a few weeks.

Rapper E-40 got things 'poppin'

Final Four teams cap off great tournament

Finding our balance

Finding our balance
Terri Schiavo suffered one of the most haunting deaths in memory. Yet she lived one of the most meaningful lives.

Success can hurt

Veto secrecy bills

Success can hurt
Governing is a tough game. Just ask President Bush.

Finding our balance
Terri Schiavo suffered one of the most haunting deaths in memory. Yet she lived one of the most meaningful lives.

Success can hurt
Governing is a tough game. Just ask President Bush.

The first lady's lesson
Do not underestimate the value of first lady Laura Bush's visit to Afghanistan this week to offer support for women's struggle in that nation for full human and civil rights.

Veto secrecy bills
The most troubling aspect of Georgia's Republican-led legislative session was the tendency for the leadership to go along with calls by some special interests to cloud the transparency of the state's sunshine laws.

Veto secrecy bills
The most troubling aspect of Georgia's Republican-led legislative session was the tendency for the leadership to go along with calls by some special interests to cloud the transparency of the state's sunshine laws.

Comedian and actor Mitch Hedberg dies at 37
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Mitch Hedberg, a Minnesota-born comedian who worked in nightclubs, television and film in a wide-ranging career, died in New Jersey, his family said. He was 37.

Comedian and actor Mitch Hedberg dies at 37
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Mitch Hedberg, a Minnesota-born comedian who worked in nightclubs, television and film in a wide-ranging career, died in New Jersey, his family said. He was 37.

WWE goes Hollywood with Wrestlemania
NEW YORK - Cena and Batista are front and center. Stone Cold and Rowdy Roddy are coming back.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ashton Kutcher says the concept for his new movie, "Guess Who," started with P. Diddy.

Group sues over alleged sale of Oscar tickets
LOS ANGELES - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has sued ticket brokers it claims sold passes to last month's Oscar ceremonies without permission, perhaps for tens of thousands of dollars.

TV execs show their desparation with fall pilots
Right now, television network executives are agonizing over what we'll be watching in six months.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Sibling actors and former soccer players Elisabeth and Andrew Shue are using an unconventional method to seek out the young female star of their latest project. The Shues have opened up the auditions for their coming-of-age film, "Gracie," nationwide.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ashton Kutcher says the concept for his new movie, "Guess Who," started with P. Diddy.

TV execs show their desparation with fall pilots
Right now, television network executives are agonizing over what we'll be watching in six months.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Sibling actors and former soccer players Elisabeth and Andrew Shue are using an unconventional method to seek out the young female star of their latest project. The Shues have opened up the auditions for their coming-of-age film, "Gracie," nationwide.

WWE goes Hollywood with Wrestlemania
NEW YORK - Cena and Batista are front and center. Stone Cold and Rowdy Roddy are coming back.

Group sues over alleged sale of Oscar tickets
LOS ANGELES - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has sued ticket brokers it claims sold passes to last month's Oscar ceremonies without permission, perhaps for tens of thousands of dollars.

Rates on 30-year mortgages climb

Rates on 30-year mortgages climb
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages climbed this week to their highest point in eight months, hovering just above the 6 percent mark.

First-quarter mutual fund returns suffer
NEW YORK - The first-quarter drop in stock prices, capped off by March's intense selloff, led most mutual funds to negative returns for investors so far in 2005, according to a mutual fund performance report released Friday by mutual fund watcher Lipper Inc.

Rates on 30-year mortgages climb
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages climbed this week to their highest point in eight months, hovering just above the 6 percent mark.

Landing the big one is rare occurrence at lakefishing
Largemouth bass weighing 10 pounds or more are hard to come by in Thurmond Lake.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Landing the big one is rare occurrence at lakefishing
Largemouth bass weighing 10 pounds or more are hard to come by in Thurmond Lake.

Fishing Tournaments

Landing the big one is rare occurrence at lakefishing

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Veggie Mighty growth agent yields larger garden produce
The county fair will never be the same. Giant vegetables, the holy grail of gardening, have become available to the public thanks to ingenuity born right here in the South.

Veggie Mighty growth agent yields larger garden produce
The county fair will never be the same. Giant vegetables, the holy grail of gardening, have become available to the public thanks to ingenuity born right here in the South.

Do a makeover - on your tree
Suppose you have a friend whose apple tree bears particularly tasty fruits. You could take a branch from that tree and graft it onto the apple tree in your yard to change part or all of your tree to your friends variety.

Do a makeover - on your tree
Suppose you have a friend whose apple tree bears particularly tasty fruits. You could take a branch from that tree and graft it onto the apple tree in your yard to change part or all of your tree to your friends variety.

Veggie Mighty growth agent yields larger garden produce

Pollen is aggravating for us, but essential for trees
With all the beauty we have in the spring, we also get the nuisance of pollen.

Do a makeover - on your tree

Golf: Weather could alter the course
Augusta State coach Josh Gregory wanted hard fairways and fast greens for his annual golf tournament. He'll get neither.

Heavy rain puts BellSouth Classic on hold
DULUTH, Ga. -- The grounds crew tried to traverse the narrow mound that crosses a pond on No. 11 at the Tournament Players Club at Sugarloaf.

Heavy rain puts BellSouth Classic on hold
DULUTH, Ga. -- The grounds crew tried to traverse the narrow mound that crosses a pond on No. 11 at the Tournament Players Club at Sugarloaf.

Braving the weather
Rain did not stop children from signing up for the Drive, Chip & Putt Junior Challenge at the First Tee of Augusta on Friday.

BellSouth could get withdrawal symptoms

BellSouth could get withdrawal symptoms
DULUTH, Ga. -- The withdrawals are coming. The withdrawals are coming. Paul Revere might as well have risen from the dead and rode around the Tournament Players Club at Sugarloaf in a golf cart spreading that alarm Friday.

Jaguar senior feeling lucky

Rain washes out Thursday's opening round
DULUTH, Ga. - The rainy weather that has plagued the PGA tour this season struck again Thursday, washing out the opening round of the BellSouth Classic.

Rain washes out Thursday's opening round

Rain washes out Thursday's opening round
DULUTH, Ga. - The rainy weather that has plagued the PGA tour this season struck again Thursday, washing out the opening round of the BellSouth Classic.

Braving the weather
Rain did not stop children from signing up for the Drive, Chip & Putt Junior Challenge at the First Tee of Augusta on Friday.

Braving the weather

Golf: Weather could alter the course
Augusta State coach Josh Gregory wanted hard fairways and fast greens for his annual golf tournament. He'll get neither.

Jaguar senior feeling lucky
It's considered good fortune when a golfer finds a quarter with the last two digits of the year under-par. So when a playing partner handed Scott Jamieson a 1967 quarter he decided to keep it and use it as a ball marker in his last tournament.

BellSouth could get withdrawal symptoms
DULUTH, Ga. -- The withdrawals are coming. The withdrawals are coming. Paul Revere might as well have risen from the dead and rode around the Tournament Players Club at Sugarloaf in a golf cart spreading that alarm Friday.

Golf: Weather could alter the course

Jaguar senior feeling lucky
It's considered good fortune when a golfer finds a quarter with the last two digits of the year under-par. So when a playing partner handed Scott Jamieson a 1967 quarter he decided to keep it and use it as a ball marker in his last tournament.

Heavy rain puts BellSouth Classic on hold

Longtime politician deserved praise
Many of us took some time off earlier this week to say goodbye to U.H. Pittman Jr., a longtime political fixture in Columbia County, who died Saturday.

Longtime politician deserved praise
Many of us took some time off earlier this week to say goodbye to U.H. Pittman Jr., a longtime political fixture in Columbia County, who died Saturday.

The process to mourn the pope and elect his successor
A look at the expected events in the days following a papal death.

Cardinals stream toward Vatican carrying ancient power to select next pontiff
VATICAN CITY - From every corner of the world, the red-robed "princes" of the Roman Catholic Church headed toward the Vatican on Saturday to be near Pope John Paul II and prepare for the secret duty of gathering in the Sistine Chapel to elect the next pontiff.

Pope John Paul II dies at 84
Vatican officials have announced Pope John Paul II has died.

USC Aiken postpones polo
Two days of wet weather have prompted organizers to postpone the University of South Carolina Aiken Polo Event until Sunday.

Schiavo's treatment unconscionable
A vocal segment of society would have us think that the Schiavo case is about patients' rights, states' rights, privacy rights and the sanctity of marriage. Catherine Minor, Martinez

Government intruded on Schiavo
One absolute fact of life is that every human being will die. ... Recent public events have caused many people to focus on the definition of death.Paul L. Cook, Augusta

ACLU declares war on religion

ACLU declares war on religion
Leon Trotsky wrote that religion "in its very essence is the mortal enemy of communism." V.I. Lenin wrote, "We must combat religion ... ."Mike Fulford, Evans

Schiavo's treatment unconscionable

Oil shortage? What oil shortage?
I grew up in south Louisiana, and have worked in the oil fields there. I have also been all over Texas, Wyoming and Alaska.Alan Marberry, Augusta

Injustice was dealt to ailing woman
I have been following this Terri Schiavo case. It's almost like her so-called husband has the judges under his spell.Don Matthews, Augusta

ACLU declares war on religion
Leon Trotsky wrote that religion "in its very essence is the mortal enemy of communism." V.I. Lenin wrote, "We must combat religion ... ."Mike Fulford, Evans

Schiavo's treatment unconscionable
A vocal segment of society would have us think that the Schiavo case is about patients' rights, states' rights, privacy rights and the sanctity of marriage. Catherine Minor, Martinez

GOP has a new spelling: WMD
The entire world knows that President George W. Bush and his Republican neocons doctored intelligence reports and lied about weapons of mass destruction to justify their attack on Iraq.Anne Cook, Augusta

Injustice was dealt to ailing woman

Injustice was dealt to ailing woman
I have been following this Terri Schiavo case. It's almost like her so-called husband has the judges under his spell.Don Matthews, Augusta

Mustang to get Cobra as Jeep adds big SUV

Living briefs

If not overdone, garden statuary can liven up yard

Style Briefs

Thin stone, brick veneers can ease weight of face-lift

Despite looks, Terraza is all minivan

Safety group says stronger car roofs could save lives

Minor leakage of fluid is normal

Living organ donors may get new federal protections

Living organ donors may get new federal protections
WASHINGTON - Hospitals would be required to tell prospective living organ donors of the risks of donating a kidney or a slice of liver under proposed government rules that seek to protect those donors and ensure quality care at transplant centers.

Despite looks, Terraza is all minivan
Terraza is one of the new offerings General Motors calls "crossover sport vans" because although they are minivans, they are supposed to look like SUVs to fool buyers into believing they didn't just purchase the soccer-mom-mobile.

If not overdone, garden statuary can liven up yard
MONTEREY, Calif. - Elves, a flamingo and a jockey frolic among painted pelicans, pinwheels and parrots.

Thin stone, brick veneers can ease weight of face-lift
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Remodeling an outdated fireplace with natural stone once was a hassle.

Safety group says stronger car roofs could save lives
WASHINGTON - A safety advocacy group, citing a report made public in a lawsuit involving Ford Motor Co., contended Wednesday that stronger car roofs and other design improvements could save lives in rollover accidents.

If not overdone, garden statuary can liven up yard
MONTEREY, Calif. - Elves, a flamingo and a jockey frolic among painted pelicans, pinwheels and parrots.

Style Briefs
NEW YORK - Coral makeup can brighten up a face like a sunny spring day. It also happens to be one of the season's top cosmetics trends.

Minor leakage of fluid is normal
Q: I have a 1990 Geo Tracker with 77,000 miles, and only drive it a couple of times a week. I've haQ: I have a 1990 Geo Tracker with 77,000 miles, and only drive it a couple of times a week. I've had a problem with a small, intermittent leak - one or two drops showing up on newspapers under the car roughly every other day.d a problem with a small, intermittent leak - one or two drops showing up on newspapers under the car roughly every other day.

Minor leakage of fluid is normal
Q: I have a 1990 Geo Tracker with 77,000 miles, and only drive it a couple of times a week. I've haQ: I have a 1990 Geo Tracker with 77,000 miles, and only drive it a couple of times a week. I've had a problem with a small, intermittent leak - one or two drops showing up on newspapers under the car roughly every other day.d a problem with a small, intermittent leak - one or two drops showing up on newspapers under the car roughly every other day.

Despite looks, Terraza is all minivan
Terraza is one of the new offerings General Motors calls "crossover sport vans" because although they are minivans, they are supposed to look like SUVs to fool buyers into believing they didn't just purchase the soccer-mom-mobile.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Safety group says stronger car roofs could save lives
WASHINGTON - A safety advocacy group, citing a report made public in a lawsuit involving Ford Motor Co., contended Wednesday that stronger car roofs and other design improvements could save lives in rollover accidents.

Style Briefs
NEW YORK - Coral makeup can brighten up a face like a sunny spring day. It also happens to be one of the season's top cosmetics trends.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

How does your hospital compare?
WASHINGTON - The federal government unveiled a new Web site on Friday that is designed to help consumers do more comparison shopping when it comes to their local hospitals.

Mustang to get Cobra as Jeep adds big SUV
NEW YORK - Those who wanted a more powerful Mustang will get their wish in the form of the Shelby Cobra GT500, a 450-horsepower rocket, in the 2006 calendar year. And those who wanted a bigger Jeep get their wish this fall with the arrival of the 2006 Commander.

Living organ donors may get new federal protections
WASHINGTON - Hospitals would be required to tell prospective living organ donors of the risks of donating a kidney or a slice of liver under proposed government rules that seek to protect those donors and ensure quality care at transplant centers.

Thin stone, brick veneers can ease weight of face-lift
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Remodeling an outdated fireplace with natural stone once was a hassle.

Mustang to get Cobra as Jeep adds big SUV
NEW YORK - Those who wanted a more powerful Mustang will get their wish in the form of the Shelby Cobra GT500, a 450-horsepower rocket, in the 2006 calendar year. And those who wanted a bigger Jeep get their wish this fall with the arrival of the 2006 Commander.

Enforcers' antics keep Lynx on their toes
Cries of "Juice Boy, Juice Boy" resound through the ice rink at the Augusta Ice Sports Center.

Enforcers' antics keep Lynx on their toes

Enforcers' antics keep Lynx on their toes
Cries of "Juice Boy, Juice Boy" resound through the ice rink at the Augusta Ice Sports Center.

Voters to decide on bonds

Kid of the Day
Rodney T. Reid is today's Kid of the Day.

Kid of the Day
Rodney T. Reid is today's Kid of the Day.

Wanted man is in police custody
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thursday wanted in a weekend homicide case.

Aiken's budget talks begin
AIKEN - At the beginning of April, with almost three months left in the county's current budget cycle, it's traditionally a little early to start talking about next year's finances.

Principal walks miles as prize
Lakeside Middle School Principal Felicia Dumas trudged through the muck and mud created by a Thursday afternoon thunderstorm to honor the efforts of her pupils to help the young survivors of the Asian tsunami disaster.

Kid of the Day

Leader fires officials, reorganizes divisions
ATLANTA - The agency charged with attracting employers, tourists and movie-makers to the state underwent a major shake-up Thursday that resulted in 11 senior executives getting fired or demoted - including those leading the tourism and international divisions.

Rants and Raves
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Assembly will finish a day early
ATLANTA - Republican leaders saved taxpayers roughly $45,000 on Thursday night by adjourning the 2005 legislative session one day early, thanks to a last-minute deal on an ethics-in-government bill.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The union representing Fulton County deputies proposed safety improvements Thursday for the downtown Atlanta courthouse where a man went on a shooting rampage March 11.

Airport gets Washington lobbyist
A proposal for Augusta's airport to spend up to $60,000 on a federal funding lobbyist took off at Thursday's Aviation Commission meeting.

Across Georgia
NORCROSS - Police on Friday were investigating why two children were left home alone after a 3-year-old boy was killed in a town home fire.

Official presents draft of new plan
Augusta commissioners received a $312.47 million special purpose local option sales tax proposal and recommendations for two general obligation bonds totaling $160 million Thursday.

Pope John Paul II dies at 84

Kid of the Day
Wallace Hamilton Johnson Jr. is today's Kid of the Day.

Cardinals stream toward Vatican carrying ancient power to select next pontiff

Schools' change removes staff
Teachers and staff from two low-performing Richmond County schools are scrambling to find jobs elsewhere as entire staffs are replaced in the transition to charter schools.

A natural thinker
As assistant Jason Adams stands by, Reed Scott, of the local group Behind The Masque, sits perfectly still as he performs as Auguste Rodin's sculpture "The Thinker" during First Friday downtown.

Doctor's work may fight fat
Salih J. Wakil knows something that everyone wants - how to burn fat without exercise. Now he just needs to find the right drug to make it work in people.

Augustans get out of town
Borrowing from the classic Steve Miller Band tune, Frank Spears' philosophy when it comes to Masters Week always has been to simply "take the money and run."

Pit bull owner could face triple charges
AIKEN - The dog attack Sunday that left a woman badly maimed is a crime that falls in a legal gray area, where the most appropriate punishment might not be spelled out in the law, lawyers and animal authorities said Thursday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Bob Woodward spent 10 years fighting for boiler regulations to help prevent tragedies such as Wednesday night's massive explosion in southeast Columbia that left one plant worker dead.

Ethics bill may keep lawmakers in session
ATLANTA - A spat over an ethics-in-government bill appeared likely Thursday to derail plans by Republican leaders who had hoped to adjourn the 2005 legislative session a day early, a move that would save taxpayers roughly $45,000.

Principal walks miles as prize
Lakeside Middle School Principal Felicia Dumas trudged through the muck and mud created by a Thursday afternoon thunderstorm to honor the efforts of her pupils to help the young survivors of the Asian tsunami disaster.

Planning commission OKs buildings
Columbia County's Planning Commission approved Thursday night a zoning request for two new buildings next to a Martinez shopping center.

School seeks to give comfort to sick teacher
Fifth-grader Denise Davis understands cancer. Her grandmother died from it. That's why the 11-year-old emptied her piggy bank when her social studies teacher was diagnosed with breast cancer.

News you can use
The Terri Schiavo case resulted in an explosion of interest in living wills. Some basic facts about living wills and other medical directives:

News you can use

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Bob Woodward spent 10 years fighting for boiler regulations to help prevent tragedies such as Wednesday night's massive explosion in southeast Columbia that left one plant worker dead.

Across the area

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The union representing Fulton County deputies proposed safety improvements Thursday for the downtown Atlanta courthouse where a man went on a shooting rampage March 11.

Burmeister is pushing for change

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's investigators have charged a woman with forgery after narcotics investigators found a lock box containing fake driver's licenses, officials said Thursday.

The process to mourn the pope and elect his successor

Across the Southeast
GATE CITY, VA. - A construction worker checking a remote southwestern Virginia road found carcasses and body parts of about 150 dogs, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

Rants and Raves
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Wanted man is in police custody
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thursday wanted in a weekend homicide case.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - The fight against mental illness in South Carolina received a boost from former Clemson football coach Danny Ford and current athletics director Terry Don Phillips, both of whom have family members with a disease.

Rants and Raves
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Voters to decide on bonds
Augusta commissioners issued resolutions Friday that will give voters a chance to say whether they want to pay for a judicial center, jail additions and a sports arena through increased property taxes.

Across the Southeast

Homeowners could get tax cut
It's called a millage rollback, and it might mean more money in the pockets of some Columbia County homeowners.

USC Aiken postpones polo

The process to mourn the pope and elect his successor
A look at the expected events in the days following a papal death.

Airport gets Washington lobbyist

Across the Southeast
BARTOW, FLA. - A street racer received life sentences for the crash deaths of the five people in the car he was racing.

Aiken's budget talks begin

School seeks to give comfort to sick teacher
Fifth-grader Denise Davis understands cancer. Her grandmother died from it. That's why the 11-year-old emptied her piggy bank when her social studies teacher was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Schools' change removes staff

News you can use
The Terri Schiavo case resulted in an explosion of interest in living wills. Some basic facts about living wills and other medical directives:

Across the area

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Doctor's work may fight fat

Pit bull owner could face triple charges
AIKEN - The dog attack Sunday that left a woman badly maimed is a crime that falls in a legal gray area, where the most appropriate punishment might not be spelled out in the law, lawyers and animal authorities said Thursday.

Principal walks miles as prize

Residents learn rules, strategy of polo game
AIKEN - Bill Rhodes doesn't know much about polo except how to be a spectator.

Pit bull owner could face triple charges

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - The fight against mental illness in South Carolina received a boost from former Clemson football coach Danny Ford and current athletics director Terry Don Phillips, both of whom have family members with a disease.

Wanted man is in police custody

Site compares hospital care

Assembly will finish a day early
ATLANTA - Republican leaders saved taxpayers roughly $45,000 on Thursday night by adjourning the 2005 legislative session one day early, thanks to a last-minute deal on an ethics-in-government bill.

Local legislators see bills stall in session

Official presents draft of new plan
Augusta commissioners received a $312.47 million special purpose local option sales tax proposal and recommendations for two general obligation bonds totaling $160 million Thursday.

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Doctor's work may fight fat
Salih J. Wakil knows something that everyone wants - how to burn fat without exercise. Now he just needs to find the right drug to make it work in people.

Augustans get out of town

Airport gets Washington lobbyist
A proposal for Augusta's airport to spend up to $60,000 on a federal funding lobbyist took off at Thursday's Aviation Commission meeting.

Homeowners could get tax cut

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Woman loved her church, children

Residents learn rules, strategy of polo game

Police charge 3 with fraud

Official presents draft of new plan

A natural thinker

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Local legislators see bills stall in session
ATLANTA -- The Democratic Party had a hard time getting its bills heard under Georgia's first Republican-controlled Legislature in more than a century.

Augustans get out of town
Borrowing from the classic Steve Miller Band tune, Frank Spears' philosophy when it comes to Masters Week always has been to simply "take the money and run."

Across the area
The Columbia County School Board's lawyer will ask a judge Tuesday to set aside a temporary restraining order barring construction of a new Evans Middle School.

Groups give out free lock for guns
Local law enforcement agencies say they've given out hundreds of free cable gun locks to prevent children from accidentally firing the gun, and still have thousands more to give.

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Firm sues school board
A North Augusta contracting firm filed suit against the Columbia County School Board on Thursday, asking a judge to halt proceedings on a more than $11 million bid that the company said was unfairly awarded.

Burmeister is pushing for change
ATLANTA - Four years ago, Sue Burmeister would never have envisioned her past few months being like this.

Site compares hospital care
Patients can now pull up a Web site to compare how virtually every hospital in America performed in treating certain key diseases, health officials announced Friday.

Police charge 3 with fraud
ATHENS, Ga. - Three former employees of an Athens poultry processing plant have been arrested and a fourth is being sought in connection with an alleged conspiracy to defraud the company of nearly $100,000.

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Site compares hospital care
Patients can now pull up a Web site to compare how virtually every hospital in America performed in treating certain key diseases, health officials announced Friday.

Police charge 3 with fraud
ATHENS, Ga. - Three former employees of an Athens poultry processing plant have been arrested and a fourth is being sought in connection with an alleged conspiracy to defraud the company of nearly $100,000.

Woman loved her church, children
When Margie Burton's death was announced at Tabernacle Baptist Church by the Rev. Otis Moss on Easter Sunday, the sad news reverberated around the storied walls of the 100-year-old church.

Voters to decide on bonds
Augusta commissioners issued resolutions Friday that will give voters a chance to say whether they want to pay for a judicial center, jail additions and a sports arena through increased property taxes.

Pope John Paul II dies at 84
Vatican officials have announced Pope John Paul II has died.

Woman loved her church, children
When Margie Burton's death was announced at Tabernacle Baptist Church by the Rev. Otis Moss on Easter Sunday, the sad news reverberated around the storied walls of the 100-year-old church.

Cardinals stream toward Vatican carrying ancient power to select next pontiff
VATICAN CITY - From every corner of the world, the red-robed "princes" of the Roman Catholic Church headed toward the Vatican on Saturday to be near Pope John Paul II and prepare for the secret duty of gathering in the Sistine Chapel to elect the next pontiff.

Burmeister is pushing for change
ATLANTA - Four years ago, Sue Burmeister would never have envisioned her past few months being like this.

Local legislators see bills stall in session
ATLANTA -- The Democratic Party had a hard time getting its bills heard under Georgia's first Republican-controlled Legislature in more than a century.

A natural thinker
As assistant Jason Adams stands by, Reed Scott, of the local group Behind The Masque, sits perfectly still as he performs as Auguste Rodin's sculpture "The Thinker" during First Friday downtown.

Kid of the Day
Wallace Hamilton Johnson Jr. is today's Kid of the Day.

Leaders differ on education
ATLANTA - Seems there wouldn't be much difference between Republicans and Democrats in Georgia, considering our past three governors.

Residents learn rules, strategy of polo game
AIKEN - Bill Rhodes doesn't know much about polo except how to be a spectator.

Aiken's budget talks begin
AIKEN - At the beginning of April, with almost three months left in the county's current budget cycle, it's traditionally a little early to start talking about next year's finances.

Across the Southeast
GATE CITY, VA. - A construction worker checking a remote southwestern Virginia road found carcasses and body parts of about 150 dogs, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's investigators have charged a woman with forgery after narcotics investigators found a lock box containing fake driver's licenses, officials said Thursday.

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Homeowners could get tax cut
It's called a millage rollback, and it might mean more money in the pockets of some Columbia County homeowners.

Assembly will finish a day early

Across the area
The Columbia County School Board's lawyer will ask a judge Tuesday to set aside a temporary restraining order barring construction of a new Evans Middle School.

School seeks to give comfort to sick teacher

Schools' change removes staff
Teachers and staff from two low-performing Richmond County schools are scrambling to find jobs elsewhere as entire staffs are replaced in the transition to charter schools.

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USC Aiken postpones polo
Two days of wet weather have prompted organizers to postpone the University of South Carolina Aiken Polo Event until Sunday.

Kid of the Day

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Different art form is bared at First Friday
Reed Scott has nothing to wear for First Friday. Mr. Scott, the new operations manager and artistic director at the Augusta performance ensemble Behind the Masque, will make his first public appearance as a living re-creation of Auguste Rodin's The Thinker.

Museum reverses decision on film that mentions evolution
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The city's science museum has reversed itself and will show an IMAX film about volcanoes that refers to evolution.

Museum reverses decision on film that mentions evolution
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The city's science museum has reversed itself and will show an IMAX film about volcanoes that refers to evolution.

Museum reverses decision on film that mentions evolution

Jessye Norman bows out of Detroit premiere
DETROIT - Opera star Jessye Norman has dropped out of next month's performances of "Margaret Garner," the collaboration of composer Richard Danielpour and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison based on a famous fugitive slave story.

Rapper E-40 got things 'poppin'
SAN FRANCISCO -- When college basketball players pluck the front of their jerseys after victories big and small, they should also give a few props to E-40.

Rapper E-40 got things 'poppin'
SAN FRANCISCO -- When college basketball players pluck the front of their jerseys after victories big and small, they should also give a few props to E-40.

Final Four teams cap off great tournament
ST. LOUIS - Rick Pitino and Roy Williams. Overachieving Michigan State and almost-undefeated Illinois.

Illinois gets a warm welcome
ST. LOUIS - Even the Final Four practice session felt like a home game for top-ranked Illinois.

Final Four teams cap off great tournament
ST. LOUIS - Rick Pitino and Roy Williams. Overachieving Michigan State and almost-undefeated Illinois.

Congress asks for info from NFL, other sports

Mr. James Morgan Fulcher    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Miss Denise M. Tuten    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J. M. Walden Jr.    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Walton, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Johnson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Pinkie B. Walton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cornelia Heleniak    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Tzuriel Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Jill Alberding    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Elijah Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas Pinckney, Sr.    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
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Ms. Jill Alberding    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mrs. Hattie Capers    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Cecelia Beck    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mavis "Gran" Elaine Cox    (CONYERS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Bruna Breedlove    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Norris Young    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Burton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Dr. Lee C. Simmons    (AUBURN, Ala.)

Mr. Earl Corbin    (HIGHPOINT, N.C.)
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Mrs. Dora Buttimer    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. Odelll Davis    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Margie Burton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosyln C. Daniels    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Katie Hacker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Dean Edenfield    (ADRIAN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Inez DeLaigle Peters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Norris Young    (MILLEN, Ga.)
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Mr. John Everette Brandt    (VARNVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. J. M. Walden Jr.    (BARTOW, Ga.)
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Mrs. Bessie L. E. Coley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Jack G. Smallwood, Sr.    (MITCHELL, Ga.)
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Mr. Roosevelt Freeman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Jeanette Schroeder    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Dr. Park C. Jeans, Jr.    (MARIETTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sara Morgan    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Henry Jenkins    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Tabitha Melton    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Emma Mae Stone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Jackson, Sr.    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Inez DeLaigle Peters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cornelia Heleniak    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Roosevelt Freeman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hammie Eugene Partlow    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John Everette Brandt    (VARNVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Odell Davis    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Ms. Barbara Terry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Dorothy Blackstone (PICAYUNE, Miss.)

Mr. Roosevelt Freeman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez DeLaigle Peters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Odelll Davis (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Earl Corbin (HIGHPOINT, N.C.)

Mrs. Pinkie B. Walton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Burton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Elijah Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Tabitha Melton (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. J. M. Walden Jr. (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. John Everette Brandt (VARNVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Katie Hacker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Norris Young (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Jack G. Smallwood, Sr. (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Hammie Eugene Partlow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez DeLaigle Peters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred White (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Morgan (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Flora M. McNeely (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Elijah Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter C. "Pappy" Seals (MONETTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Cornelia Heleniak (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Pugh III (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mavis "Gran" Elaine Cox (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mr. James Morgan Fulcher (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Jackson, Sr. ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Mae Stone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Lee C. Simmons (AUBURN, Ala.)

Mrs. Bruna Breedlove (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Capers (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Dora Buttimer (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. James Morgan Fulcher (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Cecelia Beck (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Ms. Jeanette Schroeder (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite J. Sanders (KLINE, S.C.)

Mrs. Susie Hudson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Wesley Thomas Bell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Dean Edenfield (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Walton, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Soccer: Allen carries 'Pack to win

No letdowns in Panthers' camp

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Players of the week
These are the local players of the week:

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Electrician Glenn Dukes, who works for Facilities Management of the City of Augusta, installs a Tour de Georgia banner at Wild Wing Cafe on Washington Road on Friday.

Overtime
Individual player statistics are due every Tuesday at 4 p.m., no exceptions.

No letdowns in Panthers' camp
Many believed the Lakeside girls soccer program would have a drop-off this season.

Soccer: Allen carries 'Pack to win
The only significant moment in a night of sloppy soccer and officiating came after Greenbrier had avenged the first loss to Richmond Academy in school history.

Overtime
Augusta's Vaughn Taylor and Jim Dent will present a clinic and play host to a tournament in support of the adaptive golf program at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Augusta Municipal Golf Course.

Sign language
Electrician Glenn Dukes, who works for Facilities Management of the City of Augusta, installs a Tour de Georgia banner at Wild Wing Cafe on Washington Road on Friday.

Soccer: Allen carries 'Pack to win
The only significant moment in a night of sloppy soccer and officiating came after Greenbrier had avenged the first loss to Richmond Academy in school history.

Overtime
Individual player statistics are due every Tuesday at 4 p.m., no exceptions.

No letdowns in Panthers' camp
Many believed the Lakeside girls soccer program would have a drop-off this season.

Overtime
Augusta's Vaughn Taylor and Jim Dent will present a clinic and play host to a tournament in support of the adaptive golf program at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Augusta Municipal Golf Course.

Congress asks for info from NFL, other sports
WASHINGTON - The same Congressional committee that conducted hearings into steroids in baseball has asked NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue for information about how football regulates the performance-enhancing substances.

Congress asks for info from NFL, other sports
WASHINGTON - The same Congressional committee that conducted hearings into steroids in baseball has asked NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue for information about how football regulates the performance-enhancing substances.

Students will lend hand in Thailand
Thre Monday earthquake near Sumatra, Indonesia, briefly rocked the spring break plans for six Augusta State University students.

God's first request is for mankind to care for creation
Syndicated newspaper columnist Cal Thomas showed his ignorance when he chastised evangelical leaders who are joining the ranks of scientists who contend that global warming is a threat to the environment.

Female author boosts an unfashionable virtue
It's unfashionable and risks ridicule, and it's tough to maintain in the face of powerful cultural pressures.

Minister's church puts out welcome mat for bikers
The Rev. Scott Ostendorf has learned to follow Christ riding a Harley: The 1500-cubic-centimeter motorcycle has paved the way for him to take the Good News to the unchurched.

Faith Digest
K.J. Choi, the third-place finisher in the 2004 Masters Tournament, will share his testimony at the annual Augusta Golfers' Breakfast at 7 a.m. Tuesday at Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road.

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

Agency's innovative financing praised
Augusta's Coordinated Health Service, the parent corporation for St. Vincent de Paul Health Clinic and the Good Samaritan Respite Center, got a pat on the back Tuesday from the city.

Faith Digest
K.J. Choi, the third-place finisher in the 2004 Masters Tournament, will share his testimony at the annual Augusta Golfers' Breakfast at 7 a.m. Tuesday at Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road.

Minister's church puts out welcome mat for bikers
The Rev. Scott Ostendorf has learned to follow Christ riding a Harley: The 1500-cubic-centimeter motorcycle has paved the way for him to take the Good News to the unchurched.

Auction will aid food bank
Barry Forde brings golf fans closer to the likes of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus while closing in on hunger in the Augusta area.

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

Experts try to determine origin of one's conscience
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Rev. Don Schomacker, of Kansas City, once "worked with lots of junkies" who were in a diversionary program to avoid jail.

Auction will aid food bank
Barry Forde brings golf fans closer to the likes of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus while closing in on hunger in the Augusta area.

Agency's innovative financing praised
Augusta's Coordinated Health Service, the parent corporation for St. Vincent de Paul Health Clinic and the Good Samaritan Respite Center, got a pat on the back Tuesday from the city.

Experts try to determine origin of one's conscience
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Rev. Don Schomacker, of Kansas City, once "worked with lots of junkies" who were in a diversionary program to avoid jail.

Religion News in Brief
LONDON - The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales rejected what he called the "specter" of an American-style mixing of religion and politics on an Easter Sunday TV program.

Religion News in Brief
LONDON - The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales rejected what he called the "specter" of an American-style mixing of religion and politics on an Easter Sunday TV program.

The next pope will be no carbon copy of John Paul II
Pope John Paul II has named nearly every cardinal who will elect his successor, but that does not mean the next pontiff will be just like him.

Female author boosts an unfashionable virtue
It's unfashionable and risks ridicule, and it's tough to maintain in the face of powerful cultural pressures.

The next pope will be no carbon copy of John Paul II
Pope John Paul II has named nearly every cardinal who will elect his successor, but that does not mean the next pontiff will be just like him.

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of March 21-27. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

Jane Fonda says she regrets anti-aircraft site visit
NEW YORK - Jane Fonda says her 1972 visit to a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun site, an incident that brought her the nickname "Hanoi Jane," was a "betrayal" of American forces and of the "country that gave me privilege."

Jane Fonda says she regrets anti-aircraft site visit

HBO renews 'Deadwood' for third season
LOS ANGELES - The hard-edged Western series "Deadwood" will be back for a third season.

Some kind words for Rather from Fox News Channel chief
NEW YORK - Fox News Channel chief executive Roger Ailes said Thursday he'd have no problem hiring Dan Rather - except the former CBS anchorman makes too much money.

HBO renews 'Deadwood' for third season

Death of Schiavo gives full-time topic for news networks
NEW YORK - Terri Schiavo's last breath caused barely a pause in the national conversation over life and death that has preoccupied television news networks for the past few weeks.

Court TV seeks young audience

Networks scramble to cover gravely ill pope

Court TV seeks young audience
NEW YORK - Court TV is acting like a buttoned-down lawyer who prowls the clubs at night.

Noah Wyle to leave as 'ER' regular
LOS ANGELES - The doctor is out: Noah Wyle is leaving "ER" as a regular cast member at the end of this season, NBC said Thursday.

Death of Schiavo gives full-time topic for news networks

Death of Schiavo gives full-time topic for news networks
NEW YORK - Terri Schiavo's last breath caused barely a pause in the national conversation over life and death that has preoccupied television news networks for the past few weeks.

Jane Fonda says she regrets anti-aircraft site visit
NEW YORK - Jane Fonda says her 1972 visit to a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun site, an incident that brought her the nickname "Hanoi Jane," was a "betrayal" of American forces and of the "country that gave me privilege."

Networks scramble to cover gravely ill pope
NEW YORK - Fox News Channel erroneously reported the death of Pope John Paul II on Friday afternoon, swiftly backpedaled and, within 45 minutes, apologized to viewers for the mistake.

Ted Koppel says he is leaving 'Nightline,' ABC News
NEW YORK - Ted Koppel, who has anchored ABC News' "Nightline" since its inception a quarter-century ago, said Thursday he will leave the network when his contract expires at the end of the year.

Networks scramble to cover gravely ill pope
NEW YORK - Fox News Channel erroneously reported the death of Pope John Paul II on Friday afternoon, swiftly backpedaled and, within 45 minutes, apologized to viewers for the mistake.

'Kids Choice Awards' comes of age, green slime and all
LOS ANGELES - Twenty years ago, Nickelodeon discovered the answer to that age-old question: What if you gave out awards and nobody showed up to collect them?

HBO renews 'Deadwood' for third season
LOS ANGELES - The hard-edged Western series "Deadwood" will be back for a third season.

Court TV seeks young audience
NEW YORK - Court TV is acting like a buttoned-down lawyer who prowls the clubs at night.

People in the News

Group sues over alleged sale of Oscar tickets

Comedian and actor Mitch Hedberg dies at 37

TV execs show their desparation with fall pilots

People in the News

WWE goes Hollywood with Wrestlemania

Gamecocks capture NIT title
NEW YORK - Carlos Powell's final collegiate game went better than Pat Carroll's. Tarence Kinsey drilled a 3-pointer from the right side with 1.3 seconds remaining Thursday night to give South Carolina its first National Invitation Tournament championship, 60-57 over Saint Joseph's.

Gamecocks capture NIT title
NEW YORK - Carlos Powell's final collegiate game went better than Pat Carroll's. Tarence Kinsey drilled a 3-pointer from the right side with 1.3 seconds remaining Thursday night to give South Carolina its first National Invitation Tournament championship, 60-57 over Saint Joseph's.

Gamecocks capture NIT title

Ms. Wheelchair pageant winner 'not disabled enough'

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

New Jersey girl slain after refusing to give man a kiss

Religion News in Brief

The next pope will be no carbon copy of John Paul II

Agency's innovative financing praised

Female author boosts an unfashionable virtue

Minister's church puts out welcome mat for bikers

Faith Calendar

Faith Digest

Auction will aid food bank

Experts try to determine origin of one's conscience