Fantasy writer gets a touch of 'Star Wars'

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
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.

A books double-feature goes inside the movie biz

Love, graft and murder in 1930s New York

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

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.

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."

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.

Sales soar for books by and about late pope

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.

Sales soar for books by and about late pope
NEW YORK - Sales of books by and about Pope John Paul II have soared since his death Saturday, with several quickly reaching the top 20 of Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.

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

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.

Sales soar for books by and about late pope
NEW YORK - Sales of books by and about Pope John Paul II have soared since his death Saturday, with several quickly reaching the top 20 of Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.

Tampa Bay's Sanchez suspended for violating steroids policy
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tampa Bay outfielder Alex Sanchez was suspended 10 days for violating baseball's new steroids policy, the first player publicly identified under the major leagues' tougher rules.

Tampa Bay's Sanchez suspended for violating steroids policy
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tampa Bay outfielder Alex Sanchez was suspended 10 days for violating baseball's new steroids policy, the first player publicly identified under the major leagues' tougher rules.

Yankees, Red Sox revved up for season opener

Tampa Bay's Sanchez suspended for violating steroids policy

Yankees, Red Sox revved up for season opener
NEW YORK - Might as well dive right in, start the season in style.

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.

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.

Yankees, Red Sox revved up for season opener
NEW YORK - Might as well dive right in, start the season in style.

Augusta's series of fortunate events

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dean Morris Williams, Jr.

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.

Guage Anthony Toole

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.

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.

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.

Sarah Lucille Steele

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

Robert Randolph Scott

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.

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.

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.

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

John Thomas Raley

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.

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.

Chaney Elise Dorman, Asnley Leigh Dorman

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.

Brennan Michael Ansley

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Joshua Kyle Williams

Michael Todd Fulcher, Jr.

Russell Eugene Pate IV

Kenzie Nicole Crews

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.

Serenity Lynn Paschal

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.

Re'Keira Sophia Bash

Caroline Blanchard Cawley

Hannah Grace Huff

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.

Caleb Martin Golden

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.

Elie Dee Ruple

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.

Nathan Parker Whipple

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.

Connor Hilton Clamp

Alexander Stephen Marshall

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.

Sean Clark Jackson

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.

Jules Aubrey Brown

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.

Jayden LeBron Lyons

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

Lauren Faith Walden

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.

Thoughtful burglar does dishes
RICHMOND, Va. - A woman's apartment was cleaned out, and cleaned up by a burglar, police said. According to police, the woman returned home Thursday after being away for a week and discovered her television, computer and other items missing. The burglar had also helped himself to food and booze.

Thoughtful burglar does dishes
RICHMOND, Va. - A woman's apartment was cleaned out, and cleaned up by a burglar, police said. According to police, the woman returned home Thursday after being away for a week and discovered her television, computer and other items missing. The burglar had also helped himself to food and booze.

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 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

Braves keep Langerhans, Bernero on roster

Braves prepare to chase another division title

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

The beastly East

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.

The beastly East
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The truest indicator of change inside the National League East can be found here, inside Philadelphia's spring clubhouse.

The beastly East
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The truest indicator of change inside the National League East can be found here, inside Philadelphia's spring clubhouse.

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

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

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

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.

Benchmarking inflates CEO pay

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.

Yahoo raises profile with Hollywood push

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.

Yahoo raises profile with Hollywood push
LOS ANGELES - Five years ago, a handful of companies with names like Pop, Pseudo and Icebox promised a future when original shows produced for the Internet would replace traditional TV viewing.

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

Benchmarking inflates CEO pay
NEW YORK - It sure would be sweet to have your pay based on what the highest earners make in your industry, or better yet in any industry.

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.

Renters need to pay attention to their lease

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:

Masters has lows, highs for business

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

Business briefs

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.

BizBits

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:

Tax time spotlights financial problems for businesses

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

Yahoo raises profile with Hollywood push
LOS ANGELES - Five years ago, a handful of companies with names like Pop, Pseudo and Icebox promised a future when original shows produced for the Internet would replace traditional TV viewing.

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.

Benchmarking inflates CEO pay
NEW YORK - It sure would be sweet to have your pay based on what the highest earners make in your industry, or better yet in any industry.

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.

Richmond County property transfers

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.

Baseball: Florida State tops Clemson
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Tony Thomas drove in two runs to lift Florida State to a 3-1 win over Clemson on Saturday night, when the Seminoles' home turf was renamed Mike Martin Field in honor of the team's longtime coach.

Baseball: Florida State tops Clemson

Baseball: Florida State tops Clemson
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Tony Thomas drove in two runs to lift Florida State to a 3-1 win over Clemson on Saturday night, when the Seminoles' home turf was renamed Mike Martin Field in honor of the team's longtime coach.

Jackson continues stellar workouts for Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Chad Jackson is having no problems handing the transition phase of Florida football.

Jackson continues stellar workouts for Gators

Jackson continues stellar workouts for Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Chad Jackson is having no problems handing the transition phase of Florida football.

Spartans not fearful of Lady Vols

Tar Heels rout Spartans

Welcome, Masters Week
Does the Masters complement spring or does spring complement the Masters? It's like arguing which comes first, the chicken or the egg. All we know is that neither spring nor the Masters would be the same without the other.

The jaws of death
Gwendolyn Chavous might as well have been walking to Easter services at Jurassic Park.

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

Welcome, Masters Week

Too little, much too late
A rogue's gallery of today's entertainers fell all over themselves in recent years to denounce our country and our president.

The jaws of death
Gwendolyn Chavous might as well have been walking to Easter services at Jurassic Park.

The jaws of death

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

Too little, much too late

Too little, much too late
A rogue's gallery of today's entertainers fell all over themselves in recent years to denounce our country and our president.

A journey of faith ends

Welcome, Masters Week
Does the Masters complement spring or does spring complement the Masters? It's like arguing which comes first, the chicken or the egg. All we know is that neither spring nor the Masters would be the same without the other.

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.

British public no vote on royal titles
LONDON - Prince Charles' impending marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles has locked public opinion into a contradiction: people largely support the marriage but don't want her to be queen.

People in the News
FRESNO, Calif. - Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West was shuffled out the backdoor of a new urban boutique after a fight cut short the entertainer's autograph-signing session, police said.

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.

British public no vote on royal titles
LONDON - Prince Charles' impending marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles has locked public opinion into a contradiction: people largely support the marriage but don't want her to be queen.

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.

Trial shows Jackson's private side
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - It turns out Peter Pan grew up after all.

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.

'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.

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.

People in the News
FRESNO, Calif. - Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West was shuffled out the backdoor of a new urban boutique after a fight cut short the entertainer's autograph-signing session, police 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.

Trial shows Jackson's private side
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - It turns out Peter Pan grew up after all.

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.

Donation of shares can save money on taxes, help charity

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?

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.

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?

Thousands of car buyers 'upside down' on car loans

Georgia Tech thumps Maryland
ATLANTA - Tyler Greene hit a grand slam and had four more RBIs to help Georgia Tech rout Maryland 24-4 on Sunday.

Georgia Tech thumps Maryland
ATLANTA - Tyler Greene hit a grand slam and had four more RBIs to help Georgia Tech rout Maryland 24-4 on Sunday.

Georgia Tech thumps Maryland

Eat your favorite foods and drop pounds; follow the Patches plan

Wind rules first day

Broadhurst wins Portugal Open
CASCAIS, Portugal - England's Paul Broadhurst won the Portugal Open by one stroke Sunday for his first European Tour victory in 10 years.

Broadhurst wins Portugal Open

A quiet day at Augusta National
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Steve Flesch felt a warm blast of wind on his face as he gazed down the first fairway Sunday afternoon at Augusta National, looking like a man who would not want to be anywhere else on earth.

A quiet day at Augusta National
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Steve Flesch felt a warm blast of wind on his face as he gazed down the first fairway Sunday afternoon at Augusta National, looking like a man who would not want to be anywhere else on earth.

A quiet day at Augusta National

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 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 mired in middle

Obata outlasts field to capture Infiniti
Masters week in Augusta is supposed to be a time of endless sunshine and beautiful scenery.

Obata outlasts field to capture Infiniti
Masters week in Augusta is supposed to be a time of endless sunshine and beautiful scenery.

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.

Broadhurst wins Portugal Open
CASCAIS, Portugal - England's Paul Broadhurst won the Portugal Open by one stroke Sunday for his first European Tour victory in 10 years.

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.

Obata outlasts field to capture Infiniti

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?

Interview with local theology student will air tonight
An interview with seminarian Aaron Killips of Augusta will air at 10 tonight on CNN's NewsNight with Aaron Brown.

Hootie is ready to rock the range
Hootie and the Blowfish, the South Carolina band that rose to international fame on the back of its debut record, Cracked Rear View, will headline the Rock Fore Dough benefit concert for First Tee Augusta tonight at the facility's driving range, 3165 Damascus Road. Other performers are Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain, Josh Kelley and the Pat Blanchard Band.

Hospice isn't all about selfless care
In response to John and Emily Hyatt's letter March 30 regarding Terri Schiavo and hospice ("Misconceptions arise over hospices"): They said that Jesse Jackson stated that "Terri's food, water and care was withdrawn!" The Hyatts said that this was a false statement, and went on to say that hospice would never do that.Gary J. Heffner, 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

Hospice isn't all about selfless care

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.

Schiavo case has many ramifications
We are all aware of the legal and spiritual ramifications of the Terri Schiavo situation.R.J. Moser, Waynesboro

Store's ID policy is intrusive

Schiavo case has many ramifications

Victim assistance is stronger

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

Terri needed more than God's will

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

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.

Inmates can help defray jail costs
The March 11 story on the downtown jail ("Repair of jail is cut in plan") explored the jail's continuing deterioration, relocation and rebuilding problems. There was no mention of the impact these problems have on employees and inmates - a situation in which the remedy requires dollars and sense.Willie Martin, Augusta

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

Inmates can help defray jail costs

Laws misplace spousal privileges

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

Schiavo case has many ramifications
We are all aware of the legal and spiritual ramifications of the Terri Schiavo situation. R.J. Moser, Waynesboro

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

Inmates can help defray jail costs
The March 11 story on the downtown jail ("Repair of jail is cut in plan") explored the jail's continuing deterioration, relocation and rebuilding problems. There was no mention of the impact these problems have on employees and inmates - a situation in which the remedy requires dollars and sense. Willie Martin, Augusta

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

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

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

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

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

Hospice isn't all about selfless care
In response to John and Emily Hyatt's letter March 30 regarding Terri Schiavo and hospice ("Misconceptions arise over hospices"): They said that Jesse Jackson stated that "Terri's food, water and care was withdrawn!" The Hyatts said that this was a false statement, and went on to say that hospice would never do that. Gary J. Heffner, 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.

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.

Woman was robbed of her rights

Travel briefs

RadioYourWay is like a VCR for radio

Helpful sawing tips

Ask the Carey Brothers

Golf pro tests talent-or-technology theories

Web site aims to help in search for agents

Swimsuit season is time for hiding places

Company wants to create fuel cells powered by citrus peel

Here's what to ask contractors

Hot fabrics keep golfers cool

Computers obey signals from the brain

Food, room important for visitors

Swiss express train hits Alpine highs

Being Green

Older men, women debate gray

Techbits: Hotel clocks, Microsoft TV and more

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.

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.

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.

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

Computers obey signals from the brain
ALBANY, N.Y. - To somebody peeking into this little room, I'm just a middle-aged guy wearing a polka-dotted blue shower cap with a bundle of wires sticking out the top, relaxing in a recliner while staring at a computer screen.

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.

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.

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

Company wants to create fuel cells powered by citrus peel
ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida, the nation's largest citrus producer, each year creates about 8 million tons of orange peel waste that mostly goes to cattle feed.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

RadioYourWay is like a VCR for radio
SAN FRANCISCO - Today's technology consumer devours lots of different media, and that has taken the luster away from some old-fashioned information stalwarts - namely AM/FM radio.

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

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.

Techbits: Hotel clocks, Microsoft TV and more
LOS ANGELES - Being in a strange city is difficult enough without having to figure out how to set the alarm or find the local jazz station.

Techbits: Hotel clocks, Microsoft TV and more
LOS ANGELES - Being in a strange city is difficult enough without having to figure out how to set the alarm or find the local jazz station.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Being Green
With apologies to Kermit, it's easy being green this time of year in Augusta.

RadioYourWay is like a VCR for radio
SAN FRANCISCO - Today's technology consumer devours lots of different media, and that has taken the luster away from some old-fashioned information stalwarts - namely AM/FM radio.

Computers obey signals from the brain
ALBANY, N.Y. - To somebody peeking into this little room, I'm just a middle-aged guy wearing a polka-dotted blue shower cap with a bundle of wires sticking out the top, relaxing in a recliner while staring at a computer screen.

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.

Company wants to create fuel cells powered by citrus peel
ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida, the nation's largest citrus producer, each year creates about 8 million tons of orange peel waste that mostly goes to cattle feed.

Being Green
With apologies to Kermit, it's easy being green this time of year in Augusta.

Augusta forward gets his revenge
Lynx forward Eric Johansson was far from pleased with referee David Banfield on Sunday afternoon.

Augusta forward gets his revenge
Lynx forward Eric Johansson was far from pleased with referee David Banfield on Sunday afternoon.

Augusta forward gets his revenge

School recommends cutting all "noncurricular clubs"
CLEVELAND, Ga. - White County school administrators are recommending the cutting of all "noncurricular clubs" at White County High School.

Kid of the Day

Races test doctors in wilderness
As if wilderness adventure races aren't tough enough, a group of Medical College of Georgia doctors created a stepped-up race that puts the mind to work as much as the body.

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.

Chinese see ranks grow in Augusta
EDITOR'S NOTE: Each Masters Week, thousands from around the world come to Augusta, and many find the world is already here. This week, we look at the city's various ethnic communities. Today, we feature the Chinese.

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.

Inspectors scrutinize local restaurants

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

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.

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.

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

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

Health officials: Babies, parents need separate beds
GREENVILLE, S.C. - State health officials say an increasing number of infants die while sharing beds with their parents and plan to discourage the practice in a new public awareness campaign beginning this summer.

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

Columbia County Inspection Scores

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

Across South Carolina
CONWAY - A man has been convicted of shooting a Myrtle Beach police officer outside a doughnut shop more than two years ago.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Base closings could include Georgia

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

S.C. lawmaker asks Giuliani to repay speaking fee
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A South Carolina lawmaker has asked Rudy Giuliani to pay back all of a $100,000 fee he was given by a hospital group for a speech at a tsunami relief fund-raiser two months ago.

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.

Where we live

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

Tally of train wreck costs ends

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

News you can use

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.

Report says man shot dog, threatened teen
A man told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that a neighbor shot his pit bull terrier and threatened a 15-year-old with a gun.

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.

Kid of the Day

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

House prepares to take up school choice legislation

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.

S.C. lawmaker asks Giuliani to repay speaking fee

Pupils learn to ace golf in class

Horry County jury convicts suspect in officer slaying

Schiavo decision worries supporter
AIKEN - When Eva Edl learned that a judge had ordered Terri Schiavo's feeding tube removed, the 69-year-old Aiken widow panicked.

Five questions

Five questions
George Aboshar, an avid golfer and serious spectator, Mr. Aboshar flew in from Salem, N.H., to watch his first Masters Tournament.

Report says man shot dog, threatened teen

The week ahead
Masters Week always reminds me of Christmastime at my grandparents' home, and the entire city of Augusta is like their house.

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.

Golf can be a health hazard
PLUM BRANCH, S.C. - Some people think golf is not a contact sport. Robert Lee Storey knows better.

School resource officers keep students on track

Chinese see ranks grow in Augusta
EDITOR'S NOTE: Each Masters Week, thousands from around the world come to Augusta, and many find the world is already here. This week, we look at the city's various ethnic communities. Today, we feature the Chinese.

Golf can be a health hazard
PLUM BRANCH, S.C. - Some people think golf is not a contact sport. Robert Lee Storey knows better.

Races test doctors in wilderness
As if wilderness adventure races aren't tough enough, a group of Medical College of Georgia doctors created a stepped-up race that puts the mind to work as much as the body.

Richmond County Inspection Scores

Interview with local theology student will air tonight
An interview with seminarian Aaron Killips of Augusta will air at 10 tonight on CNN's NewsNight with Aaron Brown.

Horry County jury convicts suspect in officer slaying
CONWAY, S.C. - A man has been convicted of gunning down a Myrtle Beach police officer outside a doughnut shop more than two years ago.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Lavell Shanae Gowdy, 13, of Martinez.

House prepares to take up school choice legislation
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Its chances of making it into law books within the next year are slim, but legislation that would give tax credits to parents who transfer their children from public schools has sparked furious debate about education in South Carolina.

School resource officers keep students on track
AIKEN - With a cup of coffee in hand, Sgt. Steve Deibel begins his workday patrolling the halls of the Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle School.

Base closings could include Georgia
WASHINGTON - Virtually nobody is predicting that this year's round of base closures will condemn Robins Air Force Base, but for more than a decade, community leaders in neighboring Warner Robins, Ga., have scrambled to shore up every last detail just in case.

Runners say farewell to Charleston bridge
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Nearly 18,500 runners made the last Cooper River Bridge Run over the towering Silas N. Pearman span in Charleston Saturday a record setter.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Lavell Shanae Gowdy, 13, of Martinez.

Horry County jury convicts suspect in officer slaying
CONWAY, S.C. - A man has been convicted of gunning down a Myrtle Beach police officer outside a doughnut shop more than two years ago.

Bills could affect daily life

Music industry sues seven in South Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The music industry has named seven people from across South Carolina in a new round of lawsuits that accuse them of illegal downloads of songs and recordings on the Internet.

Across the area

House prepares to take up school choice legislation
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Its chances of making it into law books within the next year are slim, but legislation that would give tax credits to parents who transfer their children from public schools has sparked furious debate about education in South Carolina.

Across Georgia

Health officials: Babies, parents need separate beds
GREENVILLE, S.C. - State health officials say an increasing number of infants die while sharing beds with their parents and plan to discourage the practice in a new public awareness campaign beginning this summer.

Pupils learn to ace golf in class
It was like sitting on the 18th green on Masters Sunday, except the cheering crowd consisted of 14 second-graders and the winner's green jacket wasn't a comfortable fit.

Base closings could include Georgia
WASHINGTON - Virtually nobody is predicting that this year's round of base closures will condemn Robins Air Force Base, but for more than a decade, community leaders in neighboring Warner Robins, Ga., have scrambled to shore up every last detail just in case.

Campaign pushes Atlanta to walk
ATLANTA - In the so-called Capital of the South, the car is king.

Campaign pushes Atlanta to walk
ATLANTA - In the so-called Capital of the South, the car is king.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta's 3.6 million residents drive an average of 35 miles each day.

School recommends cutting all "noncurricular clubs"
CLEVELAND, Ga. - White County school administrators are recommending the cutting of all "noncurricular clubs" at White County High School.

Pupils prepare for test using online database

Rants and Raves
I QUITE AGREE with the person who wrote in about stronger laws for pit bulls. Anybody who trains these wonderful animals to be mean ought to be put in jail. I was attacked by two 10 years ago. If it weren't for my training with martial arts and the dear Lord, I would have been torn to shreds and back. The next day, Aiken County killed the dogs outright. But they didn't have the guts to get out of the cars to do it. We need to do something about it with our laws and our politicians.

Aiken County Inspection Scores

S.C. lawmaker asks Giuliani to repay speaking fee
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A South Carolina lawmaker has asked Rudy Giuliani to pay back all of a $100,000 fee he was given by a hospital group for a speech at a tsunami relief fund-raiser two months ago.

Residents remember visits with John Paul

Pupils learn to ace golf in class
It was like sitting on the 18th green on Masters Sunday, except the cheering crowd consisted of 14 second-graders and the winner's green jacket wasn't a comfortable fit.

Across South Carolina

Across the southeast
WILMINGTON, N.C. - A state legislator wants to change the law to protect eroding beaches along parts of Brunswick County.

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.

Across the area
Richmond County Finance Director David Persaud says he is not leaving Augusta to take a job in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., contrary to reports in a Florida newspaper.

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

Across South Carolina
CONWAY - A man has been convicted of shooting a Myrtle Beach police officer outside a doughnut shop more than two years ago.

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

The week ahead

Golf can be a health hazard

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta's 3.6 million residents drive an average of 35 miles each day.

Health officials: Babies, parents need separate beds

Smoke prompts evacuation of 3 patients
Three patients had to be evacuated from University Hospital on Sunday afternoon after smoke filled part of the building's third floor, according to officials.

Across the area

Report says man shot dog, threatened teen
A man told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that a neighbor shot his pit bull terrier and threatened a 15-year-old with a gun.

Interview with local theology student will air tonight

Schiavo decision worries supporter
AIKEN - When Eva Edl learned that a judge had ordered Terri Schiavo's feeding tube removed, the 69-year-old Aiken widow panicked.

School recommends cutting all "noncurricular clubs"

Five questions
George Aboshar, an avid golfer and serious spectator, Mr. Aboshar flew in from Salem, N.H., to watch his first Masters Tournament.

Races test doctors in wilderness

The week ahead
Masters Week always reminds me of Christmastime at my grandparents' home, and the entire city of Augusta is like their house.

Across Georgia

Chinese see ranks grow in Augusta

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.

Campaign pushes Atlanta to walk

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

Schiavo decision worries supporter

School resource officers keep students on track
AIKEN - With a cup of coffee in hand, Sgt. Steve Deibel begins his workday patrolling the halls of the Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle School.

Across the area
Richmond County Finance Director David Persaud says he is not leaving Augusta to take a job in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., contrary to reports in a Florida newspaper.

Eat your favorite foods and drop pounds; follow the Patches plan
When our daughter was young, she loved pizza as much as the next kid. She would eat it at every meal if she had the chance. Hot, cold - it didn't matter.

Eat your favorite foods and drop pounds; follow the Patches plan
When our daughter was young, she loved pizza as much as the next kid. She would eat it at every meal if she had the chance. Hot, cold - it didn't matter.

'Sin City': where Miller's graphic novels come alive

'Sin City' tops box office
LOS ANGELES - "Sin City" proved an irresistible temptation for audiences as the highly stylized comic-book adaptation led the weekend box office with a $28.1 million debut.

'Sin City': where Miller's graphic novels come alive
NEW YORK - When Robert Rodriguez approached Frank Miller about adapting "Sin City," he knew he needed a great pitch.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

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

'Sin City' tops box office

'Sin City': where Miller's graphic novels come alive
NEW YORK - When Robert Rodriguez approached Frank Miller about adapting "Sin City," he knew he needed a great pitch.

'Sin City' tops box office
LOS ANGELES - "Sin City" proved an irresistible temptation for audiences as the highly stylized comic-book adaptation led the weekend box office with a $28.1 million debut.

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

Jars of Clay resurrects old hymns on new album
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The pop/rock band Jars of Clay reached back a ways for inspiration on their new album "Redemption Songs."

Alicia Keys to promote album
CHICAGO - A program to motivate city kids got a jolt of star power when Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys stopped by.

Jars of Clay resurrects old hymns on new album
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The pop/rock band Jars of Clay reached back a ways for inspiration on their new album "Redemption Songs."

'It's Me Again': R&B songstress Tweet

'It's Me Again': R&B songstress Tweet
NEW YORK - Having a hit single right out the gate can sometimes be more of a curse than a blessing. Just ask Tweet.

Jars of Clay resurrects old hymns on new album

Alicia Keys to promote album
CHICAGO - A program to motivate city kids got a jolt of star power when Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys stopped by.

Alicia Keys to promote album

'It's Me Again': R&B songstress Tweet
NEW YORK - Having a hit single right out the gate can sometimes be more of a curse than a blessing. Just ask Tweet.

Andretti races to first win in Infiniti Pro Series
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Marco Andretti won his Menards Infiniti Pro Series debut Sunday, grabbing the lead with a three-wide pass and pulling away to an easy victory in the St. Petersburg 100.

Harvick ends rough week with win
BRISTOL, Tenn. - After losing an appeal this week against NASCAR sanctions and losing his 13th-place starting spot before the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick finally won something Sunday - a race.

Crashes inflame drivers' tempers

Harvick ends rough week with win
BRISTOL, Tenn. - After losing an appeal this week against NASCAR sanctions and losing his 13th-place starting spot before the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick finally won something Sunday - a race.

Harvick ends rough week with win

Andretti races to first win in Infiniti Pro Series
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Marco Andretti won his Menards Infiniti Pro Series debut Sunday, grabbing the lead with a three-wide pass and pulling away to an easy victory in the St. Petersburg 100.

Crashes inflame drivers' tempers
BRISTOL, Tenn. - There were large piles of scrap metal at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, leftovers from the Food City 500.

Crashes inflame drivers' tempers
BRISTOL, Tenn. - There were large piles of scrap metal at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, leftovers from the Food City 500.

Andretti races to first win in Infiniti Pro Series

Lakers a disaster without Shaq, Phil

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.

Spartans not fearful of Lady Vols
INDIANAPOLIS - Tennessee has it all: a gym full off trophies, rafters crawling with NCAA championship banners, the winningest coach in history and All-Americans who could line the highway halfway back to Knoxville.

Spartans not fearful of Lady Vols
INDIANAPOLIS - Tennessee has it all: a gym full off trophies, rafters crawling with NCAA championship banners, the winningest coach in history and All-Americans who could line the highway halfway back to Knoxville.

Over 60 arrested after Michigan St. loss
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Police in riot gear dispersed rowdy Michigan State fans who poured into the streets following their team's loss in the Final Four, resulting in more than 60 arrests.

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

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

A quick look at the championship game
ST. LOUIS - Keys to Monday night's national championship game:

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Mr. Arthur Procter    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Deacon George Middelton    (HAPMTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Cecelia Beck    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Ola Mathis Johnson    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Nix    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Mayfield    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Geraldine Kruger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roy E. May    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Ida Jane Moore    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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Mr. Guy Bryson    ( SALUDA, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Leonard M. Quattlebaum    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Geraldine Kruger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Nix (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie Wiley (WARTHEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Jackie D. Jones (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. France R. Ross (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ava Black Bishop (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. William Amos Nichols (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hammie Eugene Partlow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Jane Moore (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Clemson Key, Sr. (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Thompson (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ray Melton (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Ola Mathis Johnson (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Deacon George Middelton (HAPMTON, S.C.)

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

Miss Mary Carol Hall (MITCHELL, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Sherrod (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard M. Quattlebaum (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Elijah Segar, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ben Coker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ola Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Reverend Clarence Jackson (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Jeanette Schroeder (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Arthur Procter (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Cornelia Heleniak (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Susan Frazier Chitty (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Bernice Mayfield (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Hammie Eugene Partlow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Williams (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Mathis James (SILOAM, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Tyreida Powell (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Overtime

Clijsters beats Sharapova in Key Biscayne final

Overtime

Federer rallies to beat Nadal for Key Biscayne title

A time for silence in Italian sports

Weather pesters pro event

Fans wiser to ways of polo

Federer rallies to beat Nadal for Key Biscayne title
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Taking on stylish Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal showed up with the flashier outfit and the game to match - for two sets, at least.

Federer rallies to beat Nadal for Key Biscayne title
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Taking on stylish Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal showed up with the flashier outfit and the game to match - for two sets, at least.

Fans wiser to ways of polo
AIKEN - Most of the spectators who flanked the sidelines of the Powderhouse Polo Field for the third leg of Aiken's Triple Crown were eager to explain the finer points of polo to those enjoying their first look at the sport.

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

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.

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

Overtime
In St. Petersburg, Fla., Tampa Bay outfielder Alex Sanchez was suspended 10 days for violating baseball's new steroids policy, the first player publicly identified under the major leagues' tougher rules.

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

A time for silence in Italian sports
ROME - All soccer games in Italy were called off for the first time in 10 years Sunday, with the country in mourning for Pope John Paul II. The front-page HEAD: of Italy's top sports newspaper read: "The time for silence."

Overtime
In St. Petersburg, Fla., Tampa Bay outfielder Alex Sanchez was suspended 10 days for violating baseball's new steroids policy, the first player publicly identified under the major leagues' tougher rules.

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.

Fans wiser to ways of polo
AIKEN - Most of the spectators who flanked the sidelines of the Powderhouse Polo Field for the third leg of Aiken's Triple Crown were eager to explain the finer points of polo to those enjoying their first look at the sport.

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.

A time for silence in Italian sports
ROME - All soccer games in Italy were called off for the first time in 10 years Sunday, with the country in mourning for Pope John Paul II. The front-page HEAD: of Italy's top sports newspaper read: "The time for silence."

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Tape sticks with hunters

Upcoming events

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.

Storm tops Force
TAMPA, Fla. - Shane Stafford threw five touchdown passes to lead the Tampa Bay Storm to a 44-38 victory over Georgia on Saturday night in the Arena Football League.

Storm tops Force
TAMPA, Fla. - Shane Stafford threw five touchdown passes to lead the Tampa Bay Storm to a 44-38 victory over Georgia on Saturday night in the Arena Football League.

World gets first glimpse of late pope
VATICAN CITY - Finally at rest after years of debilitating disease, Pope John Paul II's body lay in state Sunday, his hands clutching a rosary, his pastoral staff under his arm. Millions prayed and wept at services across the globe, as the Vatican prepared for the ritual-filled funeral and conclave that will choose a successor.

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.

Brazilian, Nigerian could become next pope
VATICAN CITY - Roman Catholic leaders began to speak out Sunday about their hopes - and expectations - for a new leader, as the intense guessing game began over who would succeed John Paul II.

Papal conclaves have colorful history
VATICAN CITY - Conclaves have a checkered, colorful past that belies the air of sanctity and solemnity surrounding modern papal elections.

Brazilian, Nigerian could become next pope
VATICAN CITY - Roman Catholic leaders began to speak out Sunday about their hopes - and expectations - for a new leader, as the intense guessing game began over who would succeed John Paul II.

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.

Papal electors bring new list of concerns
VATICAN CITY - The last time the College of Cardinals gathered to select a pope, the Cold War dominated the globe, non-European voices in the church were weak and unfocused and dialogue with other faiths was left to second-tier envoys.

Papal conclaves have colorful history
VATICAN CITY - Conclaves have a checkered, colorful past that belies the air of sanctity and solemnity surrounding modern papal elections.

Papal electors bring new list of concerns
VATICAN CITY - The last time the College of Cardinals gathered to select a pope, the Cold War dominated the globe, non-European voices in the church were weak and unfocused and dialogue with other faiths was left to second-tier envoys.

World gets first glimpse of late pope
VATICAN CITY - Finally at rest after years of debilitating disease, Pope John Paul II's body lay in state Sunday, his hands clutching a rosary, his pastoral staff under his arm. Millions prayed and wept at services across the globe, as the Vatican prepared for the ritual-filled funeral and conclave that will choose a successor.

Bill to legalize hunting deer over bait falls flat

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Iconic stars departing TV news
NEW YORK - A remarkable amount of TV news star power has dimmed over the past eight months: Barbara Walters, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather and, just last week, 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."

'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.

Will 'Nightline' survive the departure of Ted Koppel?

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.

Iconic stars departing TV news
NEW YORK - A remarkable amount of TV news star power has dimmed over the past eight months: Barbara Walters, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather and, just last week, 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.

'Law & Order' episode has echoes of Bryant case

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.

'The Staircase' doesn't miss a step

'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."

Iconic stars departing TV news

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.

People in the News

Greg Garrison, pioneering TV director, dies

Novel ends where next 'Star Wars' film begins

Trial shows Jackson's private side

People in the News

British public no vote on royal titles

Gamecocks rout Diamond Dogs
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's Zac McCamie gave up two hits in seven innings as the Gamecocks beat Georgia 17-2 Saturday night.

Gamecocks rout Diamond Dogs

Gamecocks rout Diamond Dogs
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's Zac McCamie gave up two hits in seven innings as the Gamecocks beat Georgia 17-2 Saturday night.

Thoughtful burglar does dishes

Papal electors bring new list of concerns

Possible papal candidates

Brazilian, Nigerian could become next pope

World gets first glimpse of late pope

Papal conclaves have colorful history