Love, graft and murder in 1930s New York

Fantasy writer gets a touch of 'Star Wars'
NEW YORK - For much of April, fantasy writer Matthew Woodring Stover will be on a book tour that should require only two words to bring in hundreds of fans at each stop: "Star Wars."

Don't judge Suze Orman's new book by its cover
Despite a title reminiscent of a teen magazine and the photo of its slick-haired author, financial celebrity Suze Orman, grinning from its cover, "The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke" is not nearly as bad as one might expect.

Red Sox Nation now a bookstore sensation

Red Sox Nation now a bookstore sensation
The Boston Red Sox are champions of the baseball world. And they're not too shabby in the bookstore, either.

A books double-feature goes inside the movie biz

Fantasy writer gets a touch of 'Star Wars'
NEW YORK - For much of April, fantasy writer Matthew Woodring Stover will be on a book tour that should require only two words to bring in hundreds of fans at each stop: "Star Wars."

Fantasy writer gets a touch of 'Star Wars'

A books double-feature goes inside the movie biz
Are you a nosey fellow, kitty cat? If so, you might satisfy your curiosity with two new comprehensive books on the world of film: "The Whole Equation" by David Thomson and "The Big Picture" by Edward Jay Epstein.

Don't judge Suze Orman's new book by its cover
Despite a title reminiscent of a teen magazine and the photo of its slick-haired author, financial celebrity Suze Orman, grinning from its cover, "The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke" is not nearly as bad as one might expect.

Love, graft and murder in 1930s New York
For more than 70 years, the Empire State Building has stood as a visual symbol of New York City.

A books double-feature goes inside the movie biz
Are you a nosey fellow, kitty cat? If so, you might satisfy your curiosity with two new comprehensive books on the world of film: "The Whole Equation" by David Thomson and "The Big Picture" by Edward Jay Epstein.

Best sellers
Publishers Weekly best seller list for the week.

Love, graft and murder in 1930s New York
For more than 70 years, the Empire State Building has stood as a visual symbol of New York City.

Red Sox Nation now a bookstore sensation
The Boston Red Sox are champions of the baseball world. And they're not too shabby in the bookstore, either.

Don't judge Suze Orman's new book by its cover

Giants place Bonds on 15-day DL
OAKLAND, Calif. - The San Francisco Giants placed Barry Bonds on the 15-day disabled list Saturday as they finalized their roster for opening day, the third time the slugger has been on the DL in his career.

Giants place Bonds on 15-day DL

Giants place Bonds on 15-day DL
OAKLAND, Calif. - The San Francisco Giants placed Barry Bonds on the 15-day disabled list Saturday as they finalized their roster for opening day, the third time the slugger has been on the DL in his career.

Augusta's series of fortunate events

Caleb Martin Golden
Crystal Golden and Jack E. Harrison, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Martin, born March 8, 2005 at university Hospital in Augusta.

Elie Dee Ruple

Sean Clark Jackson

Hannah Grace Huff
Craig and Joann Huff of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Hannah Grace, born March 16, 2005 at St. Joseph Hosptial in Augusta.

John Thomas Raley
John and Kathryn Raley of Gibson, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Thomas, born February 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Connor Hilton Clamp
Lee and Leisa Clamp of Barnwell, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son Connor Hilton, born March 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jules Aubrey Brown

Sean Clark Jackson
Thomas and Lea Anne Jackson of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sean Clark, born February 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Robert Randolph Scott

John Thomas Raley
John and Kathryn Raley of Gibson, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Thomas, born February 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elie Dee Ruple
Robert and Anna Ruple of San Diego, Calif., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ellie Dee, born November 3, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Joshua Kyle Williams
Lester and Terrie Williams of Hephziba, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Joshua Kyle, born February 2, 2005 at St. Joseph hospital in Augusta.

Lauren Faith Walden
Chris and Natalie Walden of Graniteville, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lauren Faith, born January 9, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken.

Brennan Michael Ansley
Daniel and Caren Ansley of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brennan Michael, born March 21, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Lauren Faith Walden
Chris and Natalie Walden of Graniteville, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lauren Faith, born January 9, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken.

Caroline Blanchard Cawley
Thomas and Ashlee Cawley of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Blanchard, born March 13, 2005 at University Hospital.

Anthony Patrick Evans

Robert Randolph Scott
Chiquita Hughes and Robert Scott are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Robert Randolph, born March 23, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Kenzie Nicole Crews

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

Hannah Grace Huff

Dean Morris Williams, Jr.
Dean and Karena Williams of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dean Morris, born March 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Alexander Stephen Marshall
Wayne and Merofier Marshall of Hephizibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alexander Stephen, born March 2, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Brennan Michael Ansley
Daniel and Caren Ansley of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brennan Michael, born March 21, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Anthony Patrick Evans
James and Tracie Evans of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Anthony Patrick, born March 22, 2005 at University Hospital.

Jayden LeBron Lyons
Linda Sacky and Terrance Lyons are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jayden LeBron, born February 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Connor Hilton Clamp
Lee and Leisa Clamp of Barnwell, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son Connor Hilton, born March 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Caroline Blanchard Cawley
Thomas and Ashlee Cawley of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Blanchard, born March 13, 2005 at University Hospital.

Anthony Patrick Evans
James and Tracie Evans of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Anthony Patrick, born March 22, 2005 at University Hospital.

Judah Ethan Maka Koa Ashcraft
Terry and Amy Ashcraft of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Judah Ethan Maka Koa, born February 28, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Connor Hilton Clamp

Robert Randolph Scott
Chiquita Hughes and Robert Scott are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Robert Randolph, born March 23, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Caleb Martin Golden

Dean Morris Williams, Jr.
Dean and Karena Williams of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dean Morris, born March 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jayden LeBron Lyons

Kenzie Nicole Crews
Kenneth and Shawna Crews of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kenzie Nicole, born March 17, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Alexander Stephen Marshall

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

Sarah Lucille Steele

Natalie Anne Bellinger
Adam and Emilie Bellinger of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Anne, born March 24, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Joshua Kyle Williams

Kenzie Nicole Crews
Kenneth and Shawna Crews of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kenzie Nicole, born March 17, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Russell Eugene Pate IV

Christian John Jarvis
Rebecca Wright and Timothy Jarvis are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Christain John, born January 4, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Dean Morris Williams, Jr.

Serenity Lynn Paschal
Veronica Lampkin and Reginald Paschal are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Serenity Lynn, born March 21, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Guage Anthony Toole

Re'Keira Sophia Bash
Stephanie Chandler and Rico Bush are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Re'Keira Sophia, born March 14, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Guage Anthony Toole
Darren and Melissa Toole of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Guage Anthony, born March 17, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Chaney Elise Dorman, Asnley Leigh Dorman
Lyle and Heather Dorman of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Chaney Elise and Ansley Leigh, born January 24, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Michael Todd Fulcher, Jr.
Michael and Rebecca Fulcher of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Michael Todd, born March 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elie Dee Ruple
Robert and Anna Ruple of San Diego, Calif., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ellie Dee, born November 3, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Caleb Martin Golden
Crystal Golden and Jack E. Harrison, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Martin, born March 8, 2005 at university Hospital in Augusta.

Chaney Elise Dorman, Asnley Leigh Dorman
Lyle and Heather Dorman of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Chaney Elise and Ansley Leigh, born January 24, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Sean Clark Jackson
Thomas and Lea Anne Jackson of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sean Clark, born February 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Sarah Lucille Steele
David and Deborah Steele of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Sarah Lucille, born March 14, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Hannah Grace Huff
Craig and Joann Huff of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Hannah Grace, born March 16, 2005 at St. Joseph Hosptial in Augusta.

Guage Anthony Toole
Darren and Melissa Toole of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Guage Anthony, born March 17, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Russell Eugene Pate IV
Russell and Jessica Pate of Sardis, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Russell Eugene 'Russ,' born March 18, 2005 at University Hospital.

Brennan Michael Ansley

Joshua Kyle Williams
Lester and Terrie Williams of Hephziba, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Joshua Kyle, born February 2, 2005 at St. Joseph hospital in Augusta.

Lauren Faith Walden

Nathan Parker Whipple

Caroline Blanchard Cawley

John Thomas Raley

Michael Todd Fulcher, Jr.
Michael and Rebecca Fulcher of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Michael Todd, born March 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jayden LeBron Lyons
Linda Sacky and Terrance Lyons are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jayden LeBron, born February 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Michael Todd Fulcher, Jr.

Russell Eugene Pate IV
Russell and Jessica Pate of Sardis, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Russell Eugene 'Russ,' born March 18, 2005 at University Hospital.

Serenity Lynn Paschal

Re'Keira Sophia Bash

Robert Easton Shearer
Robert and Jean Shearer of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Robert Easton, born December 15, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jules Aubrey Brown
Steven and Allyson Brown of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jules Aubrey, born December 10, 2004 at University Hospital.

Jules Aubrey Brown
Steven and Allyson Brown of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jules Aubrey, born December 10, 2004 at University Hospital.

Alexander Stephen Marshall
Wayne and Merofier Marshall of Hephizibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alexander Stephen, born March 2, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Sarah Lucille Steele
David and Deborah Steele of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Sarah Lucille, born March 14, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Serenity Lynn Paschal
Veronica Lampkin and Reginald Paschal are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Serenity Lynn, born March 21, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Chaney Elise Dorman, Asnley Leigh Dorman

Re'Keira Sophia Bash
Stephanie Chandler and Rico Bush are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Re'Keira Sophia, born March 14, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

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.

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.

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.

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 keep Langerhans, Bernero on roster

Braves closer grows into role

Braves keep Langerhans, Bernero on roster
ATLANTA - Outfielder Ryan Langerhans, who hit.146 this spring, and relief pitcher Adam Bernero, who had a 7.36 ERA, made the Atlanta Braves' opening day roster Saturday.

Braves keep Langerhans, Bernero on roster
ATLANTA - Outfielder Ryan Langerhans, who hit.146 this spring, and relief pitcher Adam Bernero, who had a 7.36 ERA, made the Atlanta Braves' opening day roster Saturday.

Hudson struggles through final spring game
ATLANTA - Tim Hudson says he's ready for the regular season "despite how that looked today."

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 prepare to chase another division title
ATLANTA - In John Smoltz's mind, the Atlanta Braves have no business winning a 14th consecutive National League division title.

Braves prepare to chase another division title

Braves prepare to chase another division title
ATLANTA - In John Smoltz's mind, the Atlanta Braves have no business winning a 14th consecutive National League division title.

Hudson struggles through final spring game
ATLANTA - Tim Hudson says he's ready for the regular season "despite how that looked today."

Hudson struggles through final spring game

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.

BizBits
Vanessa Majors has been named the retail store manager for Nextel in the Augusta Exchange shopping center.

Tax time spotlights financial problems for businesses

BizBits

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.

Tax time spotlights financial problems for businesses
NEW YORK - As small business owners wade through a morass of receipts and invoices while compiling their tax returns, many come to the painful realization that they need to find a better way to manage their companies' finances. Management and financial advisers suggest starting with a budget that will help make a business and its cash flow more predictable.

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.

Masters has lows, highs for business
The past few years were rife with bogeys for area businesses serving Masters Tournament visitors, but this year they could be shooting par or better.

Masters has lows, highs for business
The past few years were rife with bogeys for area businesses serving Masters Tournament visitors, but this year they could be shooting par or better.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for March 16-22. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Payrolls grow by just 110,000

Business briefs
Is your life an exhausting mix of work, deadlines, children and only a few hours of sleep most nights?

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.

Business calendar
Wednesday: Business planning workshop, presented by Reka Mosteller, the area manager of the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

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.

Business briefs

Richmond County property transfers

Masters has lows, highs for business

Tax time spotlights financial problems for businesses
NEW YORK - As small business owners wade through a morass of receipts and invoices while compiling their tax returns, many come to the painful realization that they need to find a better way to manage their companies' finances. Management and financial advisers suggest starting with a budget that will help make a business and its cash flow more predictable.

Renters need to pay attention to their lease

Business briefs
Is your life an exhausting mix of work, deadlines, children and only a few hours of sleep most nights?

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.

Renters need to pay attention to their lease
Property manager Charles Merritt recalls the story of an apartment complex maintenance man who walked in on a naked woman.

BizBits
Vanessa Majors has been named the retail store manager for Nextel in the Augusta Exchange shopping center.

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.

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.

Renters need to pay attention to their lease
Property manager Charles Merritt recalls the story of an apartment complex maintenance man who walked in on a naked woman.

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.

Crude futures set new record above $57 a barrel

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.

Manufacturing activity grows at slightly slower pace

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.

Frank Perdue, chicken magnate and TV pitchman, dies

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.

Company wraps up Pump 'N Shop deal

In the digital camera era, prints are still in demand

Richmond County business licenses
Following is a partial list of Richmond County business licenses from January:

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for March 16-22. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Sometimes political genius is repeating others' bright ideas

Sometimes political genius is repeating others' bright ideas
City Administrator Fred Russell's 10-year, $312.5 million special purpose sales tax proposal called "Building Augusta's Future" was hailed last week as the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Sometimes political genius is repeating others' bright ideas
City Administrator Fred Russell's 10-year, $312.5 million special purpose sales tax proposal called "Building Augusta's Future" was hailed last week as the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Tar Heels rout Spartans

Rapper E-40 got things 'poppin'

A journey of faith ends
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. - John 13:35

Veto secrecy bills

A journey of faith ends
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. - John 13:35

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.

A journey of faith ends

People in the News
LONDON - Sharon Osbourne and her daughter Aimee have withdrawn from the West End show "The Vagina Monologues" because Aimee is ill, a spokeswoman said.

People in the News
LONDON - Sharon Osbourne and her daughter Aimee have withdrawn from the West End show "The Vagina Monologues" because Aimee is ill, a spokeswoman said.

Greg Garrison, pioneering TV director, dies
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Greg Garrison, a pioneering TV director who worked with such stars as Dean Martin, Jack Benny, George Burns and Lucille Ball in a 40-year career, has died. He was 81.

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.

Greg Garrison, pioneering TV director, dies
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Greg Garrison, a pioneering TV director who worked with such stars as Dean Martin, Jack Benny, George Burns and Lucille Ball in a 40-year career, has died. He was 81.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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 - 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.

Thousands of car buyers 'upside down' on car loans
NEW YORK - A growing number of new car buyers are finding they owe more on their existing car loans than the vehicles are worth as trade-ins.

Thousands of car buyers 'upside down' on car loans

Donation of shares can save money on taxes, help charity

Thousands of car buyers 'upside down' on car loans
NEW YORK - A growing number of new car buyers are finding they owe more on their existing car loans than the vehicles are worth as trade-ins.

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.

Donation of shares can save money on taxes, help charity
Q: Can I use shares of stock to make a donation to charity instead of cash? Is there any advantage to doing that?

Donation of shares can save money on taxes, help charity
Q: Can I use shares of stock to make a donation to charity instead of cash? Is there any advantage to doing that?

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.

Golf: Weather could alter the course

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.

Wind rules first day
As a young golfer growing up in Scotland, Scott Jamieson learned to play low shots in the wind. For the second tournament in a row, he's using that knowledge to his benefit.

BellSouth mired in middle
Ask not for whom the BellSouth toils. Ask for how long. The semi-regular soggy grind at the TPC at Bataan, better known as Sugarloaf, will work overtime on its final shift again this rainy season.

BellSouth could get withdrawal symptoms

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 mired in middle
Ask not for whom the BellSouth toils. Ask for how long. The semi-regular soggy grind at the TPC at Bataan, better known as Sugarloaf, will work overtime on its final shift again this rainy season.

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.

Wind rules first day

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.

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.

Wind rules first day
As a young golfer growing up in Scotland, Scott Jamieson learned to play low shots in the wind. For the second tournament in a row, he's using that knowledge to his benefit.

BellSouth mired in middle

Augusta's series of fortunate events
Welcome to a week when Augusta is the focus of the sporting world. It is a busy week - a wonderful week. But why us? Why here? Why now?

Augusta's series of fortunate events
Welcome to a week when Augusta is the focus of the sporting world. It is a busy week - a wonderful week. But why us? Why here? Why now?

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.

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

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

Laws misplace spousal privileges
Regarding the Terri Schiavo case: Are one's financial interests protected more than life? Do the laws protect and hold higher my financial interests than my life?Paul Rosenzweig Jr., Augusta

Organ donors bestow the precious gift of life
Two years ago, my doctor told me that he had done all he could for my condition of progressive pulmonary fibrosis.

Terri needed more than God's will
Nathan Kirby's letter ("Schiavo's fate is up to God," March 24) implied that the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube was a test to see if God will allow her to live.Jeanette Still, Barnwell, S.C.

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

Don't repeat Schiavo debacle
I surely hope that we in the United States will never again experience anything as evil and malicious as that which Terri Schiavo had to endure.Benjamin Cobb, North Augusta, S.C.

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

Victim assistance is stronger
We have much to celebrate. Fourteen years ago, Blacks Against Black Crimes Inc. was organized to serve this community and ensure fundamental rights for all crime victims. Barbara Thurmond, 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

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

ACLU declares war on religion

Woman was robbed of her rights
America is the land of the free and the home of the brave, but I wonder what the rest of the world thinks about our country during this Easter season after our country starved to death a helpless woman named Terri on the hearsay of her estranged husband.Heidi McDonald, Augusta

Laws misplace spousal privileges
Regarding the Terri Schiavo case: Are one's financial interests protected more than life? Do the laws protect and hold higher my financial interests than my life?Paul Rosenzweig Jr., Augusta

Terri needed more than God's will
Nathan Kirby's letter ("Schiavo's fate is up to God," March 24) implied that the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube was a test to see if God will allow her to live.Jeanette Still, Barnwell, S.C.

We do not need sports arena
Last year Richmond County voters said no to a sports arena. We don't want it. We don't need it. Now they're debating putting it on the ballot again.Worren Winburn, Hephzibah

Store's ID policy is intrusive
Yesterday, on the way home from work, I stopped by a video rental store. I thought that the movie Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius had been released on video for a while and I might be able to buy a used copy of it.John Orr, Evans

Store's ID policy is intrusive
Yesterday, on the way home from work, I stopped by a video rental store. I thought that the movie Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius had been released on video for a while and I might be able to buy a used copy of it.John Orr, Evans

Woman was robbed of her rights
America is the land of the free and the home of the brave, but I wonder what the rest of the world thinks about our country during this Easter season after our country starved to death a helpless woman named Terri on the hearsay of her estranged husband.Heidi McDonald, Augusta

Terri needed more than God's will

Store's ID policy is intrusive

Laws misplace spousal privileges

Know facts on the Schiavo case
Let's at least set the record straight on some irrefutable facts about the Terri Schiavo case:James A. Wilde, M.D., Evans

Woman was robbed of her rights

Victim assistance is stronger
We have much to celebrate. Fourteen years ago, Blacks Against Black Crimes Inc. was organized to serve this community and ensure fundamental rights for all crime victims. Barbara Thurmond, Augusta

Do not forget forgiveness
Your March 31 editorial "A Rocky Mountain low" rightly criticized the judges who overruled a jury for consulting the Bible, but don't ignore the Bible yourselves.Richard Stracke, Augusta

Victim assistance is stronger

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Older men, women debate gray

Style Briefs

Golf pro tests talent-or-technology theories

Web site aims to help in search for agents

Swiss express train hits Alpine highs

Swimsuit season is time for hiding places

Travel briefs

Living organ donors may get new federal protections

Helpful sawing tips

Food, room important for visitors

Here's what to ask contractors

Hot fabrics keep golfers cool

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.

Travel briefs
BILLINGS, Mont. - More than half of the people who visited campgrounds in North America last year brought children under 18, according to the Montana-based Kampgrounds of America - popularly known as KOA.

Older men, women debate gray
CHICAGO - Gray hair seems like a silvery career asset to 56-year-old Dan Vnuk now that he's given up dyeing his, hoping to improve his job prospects.

Helpful sawing tips
If you don't use your power tools on a pretty regular basis, you may need a little bit of help when it comes time to make a straight cut or a smooth edge. We have a few ideas that may make your work a little easier, safer and a lot more fun.

Here's what to ask contractors
Let's face it, home projects aren't for everyone. Lots of homeowners don't have the skills, or the time - or the interest.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: How do I replace a window? The current window is double-hung with sash weights, and I want to replace it with a new vinyl window.

Food, room important for visitors
Dear Carson: We are having out-of-town guests for a local golf tournament. Can you give us any specific suggestions as to how we should organize meals, guest room and entertainment? I have never had overnight guests other than my parents. - Harried Hostess

Swimsuit season is time for hiding places
You begin to hear the distant drumbeats in March, but by April the message is louder than a brass band.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: How do I replace a window? The current window is double-hung with sash weights, and I want to replace it with a new vinyl window.

Older men, women debate gray
CHICAGO - Gray hair seems like a silvery career asset to 56-year-old Dan Vnuk now that he's given up dyeing his, hoping to improve his job prospects.

Swiss express train hits Alpine highs
ON THE OBERALP PASS, Switzerland - At more than a mile above sea level, the sun reflecting off the deep snow is so bright that even the sky looks white. And that's just the view from the train window.

Couple perfects home plan
When Bill and Sue Van Camp moved to Woodside Plantation in Aiken, they took their former home with them - almost.

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.

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.

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.

Hot fabrics keep golfers cool
Forget the latest in graphite shafts, titanium heads and forged precision irons. The technology helping golfers' games isn't just in their swing - it's also in their shirts.

Web site aims to help in search for agents
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Success seemed unlikely when Doug Lebda launched a Web site in 1998 that offered to match customers with mortgage lenders.

Swiss express train hits Alpine highs
ON THE OBERALP PASS, Switzerland - At more than a mile above sea level, the sun reflecting off the deep snow is so bright that even the sky looks white. And that's just the view from the train window.

Swimsuit season is time for hiding places
You begin to hear the distant drumbeats in March, but by April the message is louder than a brass band.

Golf pro tests talent-or-technology theories
Stepping into the tee box at the Augusta Country Club's 205-yard, par-3 12th hole, Tommy Brannen peers down the fairway and gives his club, a javelin 2-iron, a little waggle. Envisioning where he would like the ball to go, he steps into his stance and swings, smooth and pure.

Helpful sawing tips
If you don't use your power tools on a pretty regular basis, you may need a little bit of help when it comes time to make a straight cut or a smooth edge. We have a few ideas that may make your work a little easier, safer and a lot more fun.

Hot fabrics keep golfers cool
Forget the latest in graphite shafts, titanium heads and forged precision irons. The technology helping golfers' games isn't just in their swing - it's also in their shirts.

Travel briefs
BILLINGS, Mont. - More than half of the people who visited campgrounds in North America last year brought children under 18, according to the Montana-based Kampgrounds of America - popularly known as KOA.

Golf pro tests talent-or-technology theories
Stepping into the tee box at the Augusta Country Club's 205-yard, par-3 12th hole, Tommy Brannen peers down the fairway and gives his club, a javelin 2-iron, a little waggle. Envisioning where he would like the ball to go, he steps into his stance and swings, smooth and pure.

Food, room important for visitors
Dear Carson: We are having out-of-town guests for a local golf tournament. Can you give us any specific suggestions as to how we should organize meals, guest room and entertainment? I have never had overnight guests other than my parents. - Harried Hostess

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.

Here's what to ask contractors
Let's face it, home projects aren't for everyone. Lots of homeowners don't have the skills, or the time - or the interest.

Living briefs
To keep our minds on basketball while we wait for Monday's NCAA Championship, CBS is bringing back two documentaries.

Web site aims to help in search for agents
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Success seemed unlikely when Doug Lebda launched a Web site in 1998 that offered to match customers with mortgage lenders.

Kid of the Day

Inspectors scrutinize local restaurants
Checking the expiration dates on refrigerated whipped cream canisters and ensuring that kitchen employees are wearing the proper hair restraints are details every good food inspector knows.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Aiken County Inspection Scores

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.

Across Georgia
MACON - Criminal charges will probably be dropped this week against two former assistant Bibb County Magistrate Court judges accused of illegally taking "love offerings" to marry people, the special prosecutor told The Macon Telegraph.

Columbia County Inspection Scores

Across South Carolina

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.

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

Bills could affect daily life
ATLANTA - For better or worse, the first Republican-led session of the Georgia General Assembly passed several notable bills that have the potential to profoundly affect the daily lives of state residents.

Site compares hospital care

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.

Across the area
Richmond County Finance Director David Persaud is leaving Augusta to take the same position in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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.

Across Georgia

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

Tally of train wreck costs ends
AIKEN - The Aiken County government's total bill for costs associated with the Graniteville train collision and chlorine spill in January comes to just over $431,000, according to government estimates.

Homeowners could get tax cut

Kid of the Day

Pupils prepare for test using online database
Lindsey Freeman plans to do more during spring break than play with friends or take a family vacation. Much of the 10-year-old's time this week will be spent online, practicing for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test.

Columbia County Inspection Scores
Restaurant inspection scores and when they occurred:

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.

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Comments from readers:

News you can use

A natural thinker

Local legislators see bills stall in session

Cardinals stream toward Vatican carrying ancient power to select next pontiff

Across the area
Richmond County Finance Director David Persaud is leaving Augusta to take the same position in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Columbia County Inspection Scores
Restaurant inspection scores and when they occurred:

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."

Richmond County Inspection Scores
Restaurant inspection scores and when they occurred:

Richmond County Inspection Scores

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A state lawmaker wants former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to return the $100,000 fee he received to speak at a tsunami relief fund-raiser.

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.

Aiken County Inspection Scores
Restaurant inspection scores and when they occurred:

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

Richmond County Inspection Scores
Restaurant inspection scores and when they occurred:

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.

Augustans get out of town

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.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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

Inspectors scrutinize local restaurants
Checking the expiration dates on refrigerated whipped cream canisters and ensuring that kitchen employees are wearing the proper hair restraints are details every good food inspector knows.

Woman loved her church, children

Kid of the Day
Marlena Villagran is today's Kid of the Day.

The process to mourn the pope and elect his successor

Tally of train wreck costs ends

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.

Inspectors scrutinize local restaurants

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

Pupils prepare for test using online database

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.

Voters to decide on bonds

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Across the area

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.

Residents remember visits with John Paul

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.

Across the Southeast
PORT EVERGLADES, FLA. - As much as 20 gallons of high-grade jet fuel spilled from a leaking ship Saturday into the waters off Port Everglades, officials said.

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.

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A state lawmaker wants former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to return the $100,000 fee he received to speak at a tsunami relief fund-raiser.

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.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

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

Across the area

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 South Carolina

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.

Across Georgia
MACON - Criminal charges will probably be dropped this week against two former assistant Bibb County Magistrate Court judges accused of illegally taking "love offerings" to marry people, the special prosecutor told The Macon Telegraph.

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

Bills could affect daily life
ATLANTA - For better or worse, the first Republican-led session of the Georgia General Assembly passed several notable bills that have the potential to profoundly affect the daily lives of state residents.

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

Residents remember visits with John Paul
Becky Visintainer never dreamed she would ever meet the pope, not even after she became a Catholic.

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.

Pupils prepare for test using online database
Lindsey Freeman plans to do more during spring break than play with friends or take a family vacation. Much of the 10-year-old's time this week will be spent online, practicing for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test.

Augustans discuss loss of leader, moral guide
Augusta Roman Catholics remembered Pope John Paul II on Saturday as an influential role model, a leader and a faithful servant to hundreds of millions worldwide.

Kid of the Day
Marlena Villagran is today's Kid of the Day.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Pope John Paul II dies at 84

Residents remember visits with John Paul
Becky Visintainer never dreamed she would ever meet the pope, not even after she became a Catholic.

Burmeister is pushing for change

Winds surpass 60 mph
Wild winds whipped the Augusta area Saturday, tossing tree branches like twigs, dimming lights and causing a traffic mess on the eve of the Masters Tournament.

Bills could affect daily life

Tally of train wreck costs ends
AIKEN - The Aiken County government's total bill for costs associated with the Graniteville train collision and chlorine spill in January comes to just over $431,000, according to government estimates.

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.

Aiken County Inspection Scores
Restaurant inspection scores and when they occurred:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Police charge 3 with fraud

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.

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At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

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

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

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.

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

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.

Lakers a disaster without Shaq, Phil
LOS ANGELES - As the final seconds ticked away in yet another Los Angeles Lakers loss, the Staples Center crowd unleashed its frustration, booing the home team off the court.

Lakers a disaster without Shaq, Phil
LOS ANGELES - As the final seconds ticked away in yet another Los Angeles Lakers loss, the Staples Center crowd unleashed its frustration, booing the home team off the court.

Lakers a disaster without Shaq, Phil

Tar Heels rout Spartans
ST. LOUIS - Roy Williams has another chance to win that elusive national championship.

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.

Tar Heels rout Spartans
ST. LOUIS - Roy Williams has another chance to win that elusive national championship.

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.

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

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Mrs. Louise Johnson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Tzuriel Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley V. Dawkins    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Norris Young    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Guy Bryson    ( SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Alfred White    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette B. Hammond    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mrs. Hazel Edmunds Hill    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)
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Miss Mary Carol Hall    (MITCHELL, Ga.)
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Ms. Jeanette Schroeder    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Dr. Lee C. Simmons    (AUBURN, Ala.)
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Dr. Lee C. Simmons    (AUBURN, Ala.)

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Mrs. Florence O. Trenteseau    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Morgan Fulcher    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Thompson    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Johnson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Susie Hudson    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Angela V. O'Bryant    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Roy E. May    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jack G. Smallwood, Sr.    (MITCHELL, Ga.)
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Mrs. Cornelia Heleniak    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Mary Sherrod    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Guy Bryson ( SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Blackstone (PICAYUNE, Miss.)

Mrs. Cornelia Heleniak (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Tzuriel Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Susie Hudson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roy E. May (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Katie Hacker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hammie Eugene Partlow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hammie Eugene Partlow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Sherrod (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Burton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Dorsey Lewis, Jr. (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez DeLaigle Peters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Wesley Thomas Bell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Amos Nichols (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Morgan Fulcher (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Leon M. Ferst, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Norris Young (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Cornelia Heleniak (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Elijah Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nannette B. Thompson (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Morgan (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie Wiley (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred White (MILLEN, Ga.)

Deacon George Middelton (HAPMTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Tabitha Melton (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery T. Williams (MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J.)

Mrs. Jeanette B. Hammond (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. James Ellis Eubanks (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Florence O. Trenteseau (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Tyreida Powell (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Fannie M. Lockhart (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley V. Dawkins (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Miss Mary Carol Hall (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Manchester Brooks (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Angela V. O'Bryant (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ben Coker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William F. Weaver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Thompson (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Ms. Jeanette Schroeder (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

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Clijsters beats Sharapova in Key Biscayne final

Weather pesters pro event

Overtime

Overtime

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.

Clijsters beats Sharapova in Key Biscayne final
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - From corner to corner Kim Clijsters ran, sliding into the splits with a cheerleader's zeal as she retrieved shot after shot, keeping alive yet another rally - and her comeback.

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

Clijsters beats Sharapova in Key Biscayne final
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - From corner to corner Kim Clijsters ran, sliding into the splits with a cheerleader's zeal as she retrieved shot after shot, keeping alive yet another rally - and her comeback.

Peirsol breaks world record in 100 backstroke
INDIANAPOLIS - Aaron Peirsol broke his own world record in the 100-meter backstroke Saturday night, swimming a surprising 53.17 seconds in the U.S. trials for this summer's world championships.

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.

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

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

Weather pesters pro event
First came the squeegees and the blowers. Then the brooms. Then the blowers again.

Weather pesters pro event
First came the squeegees and the blowers. Then the brooms. Then the blowers again.

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

Tape sticks with hunters
Pierce Marks III enjoys a spring turkey hunt as much as the next guy, but he never liked painting his face with camouflage makeup.

Turkey shoot
specialTurkey shootMarc Kniphfer Jr., 10, was hunting in Matthews, Ga., on March 26 when he took a fine first gobbler. The 17-pound bird had a 10-inch beard. He was hunting with his father. Georgia spring turkey season runs through May 15.

Upcoming events
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.

Tape sticks with hunters

Upcoming events
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.

Turkey shoot

Upcoming events

Turkey shoot
specialTurkey shootMarc Kniphfer Jr., 10, was hunting in Matthews, Ga., on March 26 when he took a fine first gobbler. The 17-pound bird had a 10-inch beard. He was hunting with his father. Georgia spring turkey season runs through May 15.

Outdoors Calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Tape sticks with hunters
Pierce Marks III enjoys a spring turkey hunt as much as the next guy, but he never liked painting his face with camouflage makeup.

Bill to legalize hunting deer over bait falls flat
For the fourth time in as many years, efforts to decriminalize hunting deer over bait failed in Georgia's General Assembly, which ended its 2005 session at midnight Thursday.

Bill to legalize hunting deer over bait falls flat
For the fourth time in as many years, efforts to decriminalize hunting deer over bait failed in Georgia's General Assembly, which ended its 2005 session at midnight Thursday.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Possible papal candidates
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.

Possible papal candidates
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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Bill to legalize hunting deer over bait falls flat

Will 'Nightline' survive the departure of Ted Koppel?
NEW YORK - After 25 years, ABC News' "Nightline" is about to learn whether there is life after Ted Koppel.

'Law & Order' episode has echoes of Bryant case
LOS ANGELES - A famed basketball player accused of a felony, a jewelry-bedecked wife who stands by him, blaring headlines - it may echo the Kobe Bryant case, but it's "Law & Order."

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.

'The Staircase' doesn't miss a step
NEW YORK - My verdict: "The Staircase" is one of the best TV programs I have ever seen.

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.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

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.

Death of Schiavo gives full-time topic for news networks

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.

Will 'Nightline' survive the departure of Ted Koppel?
NEW YORK - After 25 years, ABC News' "Nightline" is about to learn whether there is life after Ted Koppel.

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.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Hollywood threw its talents into War World II, eagerly churning out patriotic combat films. But the industry was reluctant to peer into the darkness of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism, according to a new documentary that examines the few films that were made.

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.

'The Staircase' doesn't miss a step

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.

'Law & Order' episode has echoes of Bryant case

Networks scramble to cover gravely ill pope

Will 'Nightline' survive the departure of Ted Koppel?

'The Staircase' doesn't miss a step
NEW YORK - My verdict: "The Staircase" is one of the best TV programs I have ever seen.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Hollywood threw its talents into War World II, eagerly churning out patriotic combat films. But the industry was reluctant to peer into the darkness of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism, according to a new documentary that examines the few films that were made.

'Law & Order' episode has echoes of Bryant case
LOS ANGELES - A famed basketball player accused of a felony, a jewelry-bedecked wife who stands by him, blaring headlines - it may echo the Kobe Bryant case, but it's "Law & Order."

People in the News

WWE goes Hollywood with Wrestlemania

People in the News

Greg Garrison, pioneering TV director, dies

Comedian and actor Mitch Hedberg dies at 37

Novel ends where next 'Star Wars' film begins

Group sues over alleged sale of Oscar tickets

Odds and Ends

Ms. Wheelchair pageant winner 'not disabled enough'

Religion News in Brief

Auction will aid food bank

Female author boosts an unfashionable virtue

Agency's innovative financing praised

Minister's church puts out welcome mat for bikers

Possible papal candidates

Faith Digest

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

Faith Calendar

Experts try to determine origin of one's conscience