Library of Congress adds 50 recordings to registry

Library of Congress adds 50 recordings to registry
WASHINGTON - The discovery of a previously unknown recording by jazz masters Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane was announced Tuesday by the Library of Congress as it revealed this year's additions to its National Recording Registry.

Library of Congress adds 50 recordings to registry
WASHINGTON - The discovery of a previously unknown recording by jazz masters Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane was announced Tuesday by the Library of Congress as it revealed this year's additions to its National Recording Registry.

Salaries are at all-time high
NEW YORK - Baseball's big-money boom pushed the average salary to a record $2.6 million on Opening Day, and the New York Yankees' payroll of just under $200 million topped five teams combined.

Salaries are at all-time high

Salaries are at all-time high
NEW YORK - Baseball's big-money boom pushed the average salary to a record $2.6 million on Opening Day, and the New York Yankees' payroll of just under $200 million topped five teams combined.

Odds and Ends
OSLO, Norway - Help wanted: Vikings. Must be friendly, tourist-oriented and interested in ancient Norse traditions. Crazed, bloodthirsty pillagers need not apply.

Suicide bombing is finale to London staging of Wagner opera
LONDON - A female suicide bomber appears on a London stage and blows herself up along with the cast.

Odds and Ends
OSLO, Norway - Help wanted: Vikings. Must be friendly, tourist-oriented and interested in ancient Norse traditions. Crazed, bloodthirsty pillagers need not apply.

Toddler thrown out truck window, then run over, but is OK
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A toddler boy was thrown out of a moving truck and then run over, but is expected to recover, Savannah authorities say.

Odds and Ends
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Wanda and Winky went west. The Detroit Zoo's aging and arthritic elephants left Tuesday for the Performing Animal Welfare Society sanctuary near Sacramento, Calif. The 2,300-mile trek is taking place in a retrofitted moving van.

Suicide bombing is finale to London staging of Wagner opera
LONDON - A female suicide bomber appears on a London stage and blows herself up along with the cast.

Odds and Ends
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Wanda and Winky went west. The Detroit Zoo's aging and arthritic elephants left Tuesday for the Performing Animal Welfare Society sanctuary near Sacramento, Calif. The 2,300-mile trek is taking place in a retrofitted moving van.

Braves get good news about Giles

Marlins shut out Braves
MIAMI - The season was only in the second inning when John Smoltz called it a day, fans taunting him with tomahawk chops as he trudged to the dugout, his first start in nearly four years a big bust.

Smoltz whipped in starting effort
MIAMI - In the grand spectrum of possibilities for John Smoltz's return to the mound as a Braves starter, Tuesday's outcome was down on the list.

Braves top Marlins in 13 innings
MIAMI - Chipper Jones homered on the first pitch of the 13th inning, and seven Atlanta pitchers shut out Florida for the final 11 1-3 innings to help the Braves win 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Smoltz whipped in starting effort
MIAMI - In the grand spectrum of possibilities for John Smoltz's return to the mound as a Braves starter, Tuesday's outcome was down on the list.

Braves: Chipper delivers in clutch
MIAMI - Patience yielded a far better outcome for the Atlanta Braves than Opening Day.

Marlins shut out Braves

Braves get good news about Giles
MIAMI - The Braves received good news late Wednesday evening when the MRI exam on second baseman Marcus Giles' left knee revealed no ligament damage.

Braves' Orr happy to start season in Miami
MIAMI - Peter Orr sat smiling inside the Atlanta Braves' dugout an hour before the team's Opening Day game against Florida.

Braves: Chipper delivers in clutch
MIAMI - Patience yielded a far better outcome for the Atlanta Braves than Opening Day.

Marlins shut out Braves
MIAMI - The season was only in the second inning when John Smoltz called it a day, fans taunting him with tomahawk chops as he trudged to the dugout, his first start in nearly four years a big bust.

Braves get good news about Giles
MIAMI - The Braves received good news late Wednesday evening when the MRI exam on second baseman Marcus Giles' left knee revealed no ligament damage.

Braves: Chipper delivers in clutch

Braves top Marlins in 13 innings
MIAMI - Chipper Jones homered on the first pitch of the 13th inning, and seven Atlanta pitchers shut out Florida for the final 11 1-3 innings to help the Braves win 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Smoltz whipped in starting effort

Braves top Marlins in 13 innings

Stocks mixed on first day of earnings season
NEW YORK - Stocks wobbled to a mixed close Wednesday as a government report showed an improved supply outlook for oil, and the first day of earnings season forced investors to shift their focus to company news.

State regulators impose fine on AT&T
ATLANTA - Regulators on Tuesday ordered AT&T to pay the state $100,000 and give prepaid phone cards to Georgia National Guardsmen deployed overseas because the company mistakenly added a charge to thousands of phone bills last year.

State regulators impose fine on AT&T

Stocks mixed on first day of earnings season

Cellular providers increase networks
Something was in the air not long after Phil Mickelson sank his birdie putt to win the Masters Tournament last year.

Report: accounts could replace Social Security check

Traffic, travel curb customers during Masters
Although the Masters Tournament pours money into the local economy, not every business gets a piece of the action.

Greenspan urges restraint
WASHINGTON - High oil and natural gas prices have put energy markets under a degree of strain that hasn't been seen in a generation, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Tuesday, but he warned policy-makers against interfering with market forces he hoped would eventually stabilize prices.

Greenspan urges restraint

'Georgia open for business'

Drug company plans cutbacks
NEW YORK - Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drugmaker, on Tuesday forecast a 6 percent decline in earnings this year as it launches a cost-cutting plan aimed at saving $4 billion by 2008 amid concerns over patent expirations and the safety of its popular painkiller Celebrex.

Fed chairman wants to rein in mortgage giants

Cellular providers increase networks
Something was in the air not long after Phil Mickelson sank his birdie putt to win the Masters Tournament last year.

State regulators impose fine on AT&T
ATLANTA - Regulators on Tuesday ordered AT&T to pay the state $100,000 and give prepaid phone cards to Georgia National Guardsmen deployed overseas because the company mistakenly added a charge to thousands of phone bills last year.

Masters is used to lure industry
In a distant corner of the Augusta National Golf Club parking lot, local officials are working on deals to seal Augusta's economic fate.

Report: accounts could replace Social Security check
WASHINGTON - Future high-wage earners could see their traditional Social Security checks replaced by the proceeds of the personal investment accounts proposed by President Bush, according to a report by the nonpartisan research agency used by Congress.

Cellular providers increase networks

Fed chairman wants to rein in mortgage giants
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan urged Congress Wednesday to limit the size of the multibillion-dollar portfolios held by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, warning that simply creating a strong regulator would not suffice.

Stocks move slightly on Greenspan report

Stocks mixed on first day of earnings season
NEW YORK - Stocks wobbled to a mixed close Wednesday as a government report showed an improved supply outlook for oil, and the first day of earnings season forced investors to shift their focus to company news.

Stocks move slightly on Greenspan report
NEW YORK - Stocks got a lift from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on Tuesday, rising modestly after he said the recent climb in oil prices was already curbing demand for crude. Oil futures dropped sharply on the news.

Traffic, travel curb customers during Masters
Although the Masters Tournament pours money into the local economy, not every business gets a piece of the action.

Greenspan urges restraint
WASHINGTON - High oil and natural gas prices have put energy markets under a degree of strain that hasn't been seen in a generation, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Tuesday, but he warned policy-makers against interfering with market forces he hoped would eventually stabilize prices.

Masters is used to lure industry
In a distant corner of the Augusta National Golf Club parking lot, local officials are working on deals to seal Augusta's economic fate.

Many hotel rooms vacant
Getting a hotel room during Masters Week is easier than many people think.

Report: accounts could replace Social Security check
WASHINGTON - Future high-wage earners could see their traditional Social Security checks replaced by the proceeds of the personal investment accounts proposed by President Bush, according to a report by the nonpartisan research agency used by Congress.

Stocks move slightly on Greenspan report
NEW YORK - Stocks got a lift from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on Tuesday, rising modestly after he said the recent climb in oil prices was already curbing demand for crude. Oil futures dropped sharply on the news.

Fed chairman wants to rein in mortgage giants
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan urged Congress Wednesday to limit the size of the multibillion-dollar portfolios held by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, warning that simply creating a strong regulator would not suffice.

'Georgia open for business'
ATLANTA - As applauding business leaders looked on, Gov. Sonny Perdue signed legislation Wednesday giving Georgia corporations a $1 billion tax break over the next 10 years.

Traffic, travel curb customers during Masters

Masters is used to lure industry

'Georgia open for business'
ATLANTA - As applauding business leaders looked on, Gov. Sonny Perdue signed legislation Wednesday giving Georgia corporations a $1 billion tax break over the next 10 years.

Mulkey's way sweet for Bears

Support aids programs' revival

Ovation awaited Carolina

City in frenzy over Lady Bears

Bolton for ambassador

Great gunlock program
Banning gun ownership to cut back on accidental shootings, as gun control advocates urge, makes as much sense as reimposing Prohibition to curb drunken-driving accidents.

Editorial correction
The April 4 editorial "Welcome, Masters Week" should have said that The Augusta Chronicle's Masters 2005 Special Section was published Sunday.

Berger lies are no mistake

Heroes or vigilantes?
Both President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have referred to the Minuteman Project as a vigilante undertaking.

Heroes or vigilantes?

Editorial correction

Berger lies are no mistake
If an ordinary American was caught smuggling classified documents out of the National Archives, and then lied about it, we doubt if he would get off as lightly as Sandy Berger did - a $10,000 fine.

Bolton for ambassador
Democrats don't seem to understand that they didn't win the election last November.

Heroes or vigilantes?
Both President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have referred to the Minuteman Project as a vigilante undertaking.

Bolton for ambassador
Democrats don't seem to understand that they didn't win the election last November.

Berger lies are no mistake
If an ordinary American was caught smuggling classified documents out of the National Archives, and then lied about it, we doubt if he would get off as lightly as Sandy Berger did - a $10,000 fine.

Editorial correction
The April 4 editorial "Welcome, Masters Week" should have said that The Augusta Chronicle's Masters 2005 Special Section was published Sunday.

People in the News
NEW YORK - A new film starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey Jr. about the life of photographer Diane Arbus will be shot at Brooklyn's new Steiner Studios.

Cheesy 'Super Monkey' is ball of fun for players
Super Monkey Ball Deluxe doesn't have lots of action, great dialogue, a rockin' soundtrack or top-notch graphics, but it sure is fun.

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

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

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

Ice skaters have a working vacation
In the coming months, figure skating sensation Sasha Cohen will travel thousands of miles, endure a physically demanding training and performance schedule and leave family and friends behind for weeks at a time.

Report: 'Housewives' flip out at photo shoot
NEW YORK - They may appear sultry and ready for summer on the May cover of Vanity Fair, but according to the magazine, the stars of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" were actually steaming angry.

Aimee Osbourne has lump removed from her breast
LONDON - Aimee Osbourne, the eldest daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, is now having treatment in Los Angeles after a lump was removed from her breast, Sharon Osbourne said Wednesday.

Concert calendar
Upcoming concerts:

People in the News
RED BANK, N.J. - Bruce Springsteen says sometimes all a song needs is a dictionary and a notebook.

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

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220.

What's For Lunch: Blue Top Grill
A look at a local restaurant

Ice skaters have a working vacation
In the coming months, figure skating sensation Sasha Cohen will travel thousands of miles, endure a physically demanding training and performance schedule and leave family and friends behind for weeks at a time.

People in the News
NEW YORK - A new film starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey Jr. about the life of photographer Diane Arbus will be shot at Brooklyn's new Steiner Studios.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220.

Cheesy 'Super Monkey' is ball of fun for players
Super Monkey Ball Deluxe doesn't have lots of action, great dialogue, a rockin' soundtrack or top-notch graphics, but it sure is fun.

People in the News
RED BANK, N.J. - Bruce Springsteen says sometimes all a song needs is a dictionary and a notebook.

Aimee Osbourne has lump removed from her breast
LONDON - Aimee Osbourne, the eldest daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, is now having treatment in Los Angeles after a lump was removed from her breast, Sharon Osbourne said Wednesday.

What's For Lunch: Blue Top Grill
A look at a local restaurant

S.C. post offices to close earlier on tax day

S.C. post offices to close earlier on tax day
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Late tax filers should be aware that post offices in South Carolina no longer will stay open until midnight April 15.

Avocado and pineapple salad, a cool vegetarian dish
VEGETARIAN COOKING: Avocado and pineapple salad, squash fritters with raisins and peanuts, and daiguiris

Fig fans can enjoy favorite fruit year-round
Figs of all kinds have won many fans for their special sweetness and texture, increasingly enjoyed as the fresh fruit has become widely available in season.

Avocado and pineapple salad, a cool vegetarian dish

Yummy low-fat Mojo chicken with coco rice
There's a vibrant Latin flair to this chicken dish, a touch of Cuban style. Allow a little time for marinating the chicken in a typical "mojo," the highly seasoned but low-fat citrus marinade, and savor the resulting rich taste and aroma.

Avocado and pineapple salad, a cool vegetarian dish
VEGETARIAN COOKING: Avocado and pineapple salad, squash fritters with raisins and peanuts, and daiguiris

Quick and easy Golden Gate pizza
Home-baked, fresh-tasting pizza is a treat that busy cooks may rule out on weeknights, thinking that preparation is too time-consuming. But short cuts help, and two recipes on this page are 30-minute wonders that can happily solve mealtime crunches for hungry families.

Yummy low-fat Mojo chicken with coco rice

Fig fans can enjoy favorite fruit year-round

Fig fans can enjoy favorite fruit year-round
Figs of all kinds have won many fans for their special sweetness and texture, increasingly enjoyed as the fresh fruit has become widely available in season.

Quick and easy Golden Gate pizza

Yummy low-fat Mojo chicken with coco rice
There's a vibrant Latin flair to this chicken dish, a touch of Cuban style. Allow a little time for marinating the chicken in a typical "mojo," the highly seasoned but low-fat citrus marinade, and savor the resulting rich taste and aroma.

Quick and easy Golden Gate pizza
Home-baked, fresh-tasting pizza is a treat that busy cooks may rule out on weeknights, thinking that preparation is too time-consuming. But short cuts help, and two recipes on this page are 30-minute wonders that can happily solve mealtime crunches for hungry families.

Retooled Jackets prepare for debut
A new affiliation means a completely new roster this season for the Augusta GreenJackets, who begin their season tonight on the road against the Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs.

Retooled Jackets prepare for debut
A new affiliation means a completely new roster this season for the Augusta GreenJackets, who begin their season tonight on the road against the Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs.

Retooled Jackets prepare for debut

Master San Diego-inspired fish tacos
San Diego is known for beautiful beaches, perfect weather and one of the world's largest zoos.

Police seek man who shot at deputies
AIKEN - Police are searching for a Columbia County man who fired several rounds from a handgun at deputies from the Aiken County Sheriff's Office early this morning.

Many problems need correcting
If the Richmond County School Board must have high-speed Internet connections to read their e-mail, then let them pay for it as I do.Chris Rich, Augusta

President's plan for Iraq is foolhardy

Poor budgeting slighted SRS
The executive branch of the U.S. government, including the Department of Energy, cannot see fit to budget $7 million for the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory for fiscal year 2006 as it did in 2005. H. Perry Holcomb, North Augusta, S.C.

President's plan for Iraq is foolhardy
How appropriate that on April Fool's Day we learned that President Bush used flawed intelligence to launch his pre-emptive war against Iraq.Larry Jarrett, Warrenville, S.C.

Poor budgeting slighted SRS
The executive branch of the U.S. government, including the Department of Energy, cannot see fit to budget $7 million for the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory for fiscal year 2006 as it did in 2005. H. Perry Holcomb, North Augusta, S.C.

President's plan for Iraq is foolhardy
How appropriate that on April Fool's Day we learned that President Bush used flawed intelligence to launch his pre-emptive war against Iraq.Larry Jarrett, Warrenville, S.C.

Poor budgeting slighted SRS

Many problems need correcting

Look into becoming an organ donor
How do you feel about organ and tissue donation? Chances are you think it's a natural, appropriate and giving thing to do and have no real objections to the idea.Dennis F. Heinrichs, Norcross

Exactly where do our true roots lie?
When biracial American Essie Mae Washington-Williams finally came forward to publicly acknowledge that the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., was her biological father, she only confirmed what many Americans had known for a long time.E. Maner, Augusta

Many problems need correcting
If the Richmond County School Board must have high-speed Internet connections to read their e-mail, then let them pay for it as I do.Chris Rich, Augusta

Christians face more tribulations
Because God's past blessings on this country were taken for granted, it was presumed that American Christians would never face the tribulations encountered by many believers of other lands. P.K. Fitzgerald, Harlem

Golf pros help students with technique

Cool contest

Cool contest
The 66th Annual Miss Georgia Forestry State Scholarship Pageant will be held in Tifton, Ga., on June 10 for Tiny and Little Miss, June 11 for Junior and Teen Miss and June 18 for Miss.

Cool contest
The 66th Annual Miss Georgia Forestry State Scholarship Pageant will be held in Tifton, Ga., on June 10 for Tiny and Little Miss, June 11 for Junior and Teen Miss and June 18 for Miss.

Golf pros help students with technique
After a tug on her pink-trimmed sleeve and some instruction to let her right arm relax, Macie Russell, 9, showed the promise of a rising golf star.

Golf pros help students with technique
After a tug on her pink-trimmed sleeve and some instruction to let her right arm relax, Macie Russell, 9, showed the promise of a rising golf star.

Lynx: Collins impresses in Augusta debut

Saal will have to wait for his 20th victory
Augusta Lynx goalie Jason Saal is going to have wait until the final game of his career for another chance at win No. 20 this season.

Lynx: Collins impresses in Augusta debut
Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia said he was nervous starting new goaltender Chad Collins on the road against the Gwinnett Gladiators on Friday.

Lynx: Collins impresses in Augusta debut
Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia said he was nervous starting new goaltender Chad Collins on the road against the Gwinnett Gladiators on Friday.

Saal will have to wait for his 20th victory

Saal will have to wait for his 20th victory
Augusta Lynx goalie Jason Saal is going to have wait until the final game of his career for another chance at win No. 20 this season.

Early passion for dance keeps teen on her toes
Enthralled at the age of 8 by the dancers in The Toymaker's Dream, Jessica Brackett announced after the performance that that was what she wanted to do.

Leaders, residents support Walker
District 22 state Sen. Charles Walker missed at least 18 controversial votes during this year's Georgia General Assembly, but residents of his district and leaders of his party aren't complaining.

Fugitive shot by FBI agent, officials say
Authorities are investigating the death of a California fugitive who they said was shot by an FBI agent in rural Burke County.

Saving the press

Development law causes concerns
AIKEN - Indecisive developers will get more time to sit on approved building plans under a South Carolina law that takes effect in July, creating possible zoning headaches for local governments.

Demonstrators oppose possible plant expansion

Correction

Man accused of beating son is freed on bond

Across the area
Two people were arrested Tuesday on charges of illegally selling tobacco products, authorities said.

New resident enjoys community of West Augusta

Across Georgia
CUMMING - A serial killer suspect has told authorities he raped and killed a hairdresser who has been missing for nearly a year.

Across the area

Kid of the Day
Jessica Alicia Murray is today's Kid of the Day.

Leaders, residents support Walker

Library Events
TODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

PeachCare penalties are softened

Soldiers get college credit out of schools' partnership
What soldiers are learning in classes at Fort Gordon's School of Information Technology is helping them earn college credit at Augusta Technical College.

Anniversary

Across the River
ACADEMY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING MEETS: 2 p.m. Friday; Penland Administration Building, Room 106, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; open to the public, followed by informal reception

Kid of the Day

Police say drag-racing caused crash

University Village takes shape

PeachCare penalties are softened
ATLANTA - The parents of children who receive health-care coverage from the state will have more wiggle room when it comes to paying their insurance premiums, thanks to the budget passed by the General Assembly.

Family's battle is inspired by golfer

Police seek man who shot at deputies
AIKEN - Police are searching for a Columbia County man who fired several rounds from a handgun at deputies from the Aiken County Sheriff's Office early this morning.

Organization names Meadowbrook principal among best

Across the area
A high school freshman who went to school drunk will be transferred to Alternative School until school ends in May.

Recycling donations

Airport caters to jet traffic
Hardly five minutes went by without a plane sailing into Daniel Field on Wednesday morning.

News you can use

Bridge results
CSRA BRIDGE CLUB MONDAY PAIRS, MARCH 28

Association helps community grow

University Village takes shape
University Village, Augusta State's first venture into campus housing, has sprung up like magic along Damascus Road.

Bridge results

Garage blaze destroys home

Walker didn't vote on 18 bills during session

Court rejects rapist's appeal

Officers arrest suspect after police are shot at

Pet of the Week
Bianca, a 10-month-old Spitz, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Early passion for dance keeps teen on her toes

Man accused of beating son is freed on bond
A North Augusta man accused of beating his 6-year-old son was released from the Aiken County jail Wednesday after posting a $5,000 surety bond, according to county Chief Magistrate Judge Roger Edmonds.

Youth sports program open to applicants

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - A toddler was thrown from a truck, then run over but is expected to recover, Savannah authorities said.

Sprucing up

Attendance at meetings down
AIKEN - Weeks after January's Graniteville train collision, the county's Emergency Preparedness Committee met with emergency officials to discuss how the event was handled and what could be learned.

Across Georgia

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

Attendance at meetings down

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Restaurant ratings

Police say drag-racing caused crash
Three people were hospitalized Tuesday night after a head-on collision that deputies say was caused by drag-racing.

Across the area
A high school freshman who went to school drunk will be transferred to Alternative School until school ends in May.

Engineers control traffic flow
The overflow of traffic Augusta experiences during Masters Week is about on par with the congestion experienced in Atlanta every single day of the year.

Kid of the Day
Jessica Alicia Murray is today's Kid of the Day.

Correction
An article in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle provided inaccurate directions to Masters Tournament visitors.

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A bill aimed at improving physical education and nutritional standards in schools cleared a House Education subcommittee Tuesday.

Correction
An article in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle provided inaccurate directions to Masters Tournament visitors.

Greek families embrace food, fellowship
His ancestors hail from the lush Greek island of Lesvos. Her lineage leads to Sparta, in the Greek mountain country.

Crime tips sometimes too vague
Sometimes, the online tips submitted through the Richmond County Sheriff's Office Web site are helpful.

Events calendar
ROSE SHOW AND FESTIVAL: Thursday-Saturday, April 21-23; downtown Thomasville, Ga.

Court rejects rapist's appeal
Aaron LeBlanc - the man acquitted of three rape charges in Augusta less than a month before he raped a neighbor in North Carolina - lost his appeal Tuesday.

Memorial service is time for grieving families to heal
St. Joseph Hospital is helping mothers who have had miscarriages or stillborn babies get through their difficult time.

Police say drag-racing caused crash
Three people were hospitalized Tuesday night after a head-on collision that deputies say was caused by drag-racing.

Schools offer area students chance to win scholarships
The Augusta Technical College Foundation is sponsoring an essay contest to award five $200 scholarships to high school and current Augusta Tech students.

Garage blaze destroys home
A firefighter from Columbia County's North Columbia Fire-Rescue sprays water on part of the smoldering attic of a Grovetown home that caught fire Tuesday morning.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Schools request order be lifted
A Superior Court judge will decide Monday whether to lift a restraining order that halted construction of the new Evans Middle School.

Saving the press
For almost a century, the steam-powered giant compressed countless tons of fresh Georgia cotton into 500-pound bales bound for markets as far away as Singapore and Europe.

For the record

Across Georgia

Some birth control pills act as contraceptive

Greek families embrace food, fellowship

Schools offer area students chance to win scholarships

Fugitive shot by FBI agent, officials say

Around the block

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Post Happenings

Rifle team leader is straight shooter
Sarah Jackson might be considered a sharp shooter.

Pet of the Week

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

Meetings

Organization names Meadowbrook principal among best
The principal of an elementary school in Richmond County has been selected as one of 10 Principals of the Year by the Georgia PTA.

Correction

Evans road projects set to begin in May
In less than a month, two major road projects are scheduled to start in Columbia County within less than a mile of each other.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
CHESTER - Four people previously arrested on charges of participating in illegal animal fights have been indicted by a Chester County grand jury.

Rifle team leader is straight shooter

Golfer relates lesson in faith
Pro golfer K.J. Choi gave about 650 fans at the Augusta Golf Breakfast a short lesson in Korean on Tuesday.

Youth sports program open to applicants
Paine College started accepting applications today for its summer sports program.

Across the area

Military milestones

Walker didn't vote on 18 bills during session
ATLANTA - State Sen. Charles Walker either was absent for or didn't vote on many of the most controversial bills that went before the Georgia General Assembly in 2005, including bills to overhaul child support payments, create a public smoking ban and postpone the reduction of school class sizes.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Trinity Cierra Frazier is today's Kid of the Day.

Demonstrators oppose possible plant expansion
ATHENS, Ga. - About 150 people turned out on the steps of Athens City Hall on Tuesday evening to protest the possible expansion of a local fiberglass plant that would increase the pollution it emits, adding hundreds of tons of formaldehyde, soot and other pollutants to the city's air each year.

Sprucing up
Sons of Confederate Veterans members Ernie Franklin (left) and David Powell regrout the steps of the monument on Broad Street in Augusta.

Man accused of beating son is freed on bond
A North Augusta man accused of beating his 6-year-old son was released from the Aiken County jail Wednesday after posting a $5,000 surety bond, according to county Chief Magistrate Judge Roger Edmonds.

Correction
A photo caption in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said the Rock Fore Dough concert took place on the driving range at First Tee Augusta.

Across the area
Two people were arrested Tuesday on charges of illegally selling tobacco products, authorities said.

Officers arrest suspect after police are shot at
AIKEN - Authorities continued to search Wednesday night for a man they say fired several shots at police earlier in the day.

Across South Carolina
CHESTER - Four people previously arrested on charges of participating in illegal animal fights have been indicted by a Chester County grand jury.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A bill aimed at improving physical education and nutritional standards in schools cleared a House Education subcommittee Tuesday.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - A toddler was thrown from a truck, then run over but is expected to recover, Savannah authorities said.

Development law causes concerns
AIKEN - Indecisive developers will get more time to sit on approved building plans under a South Carolina law that takes effect in July, creating possible zoning headaches for local governments.

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

Greek families embrace food, fellowship
His ancestors hail from the lush Greek island of Lesvos. Her lineage leads to Sparta, in the Greek mountain country.

Sprucing up
Sons of Confederate Veterans members Ernie Franklin (left) and David Powell regrout the steps of the monument on Broad Street in Augusta.

Garage blaze destroys home
A firefighter from Columbia County's North Columbia Fire-Rescue sprays water on part of the smoldering attic of a Grovetown home that caught fire Tuesday morning.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Court rejects rapist's appeal
Aaron LeBlanc - the man acquitted of three rape charges in Augusta less than a month before he raped a neighbor in North Carolina - lost his appeal Tuesday.

PeachCare penalties are softened
ATLANTA - The parents of children who receive health-care coverage from the state will have more wiggle room when it comes to paying their insurance premiums, thanks to the budget passed by the General Assembly.

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

Correction
A photo caption in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said the Rock Fore Dough concert took place on the driving range at First Tee Augusta.

Across Georgia
CUMMING - A serial killer suspect has told authorities he raped and killed a hairdresser who has been missing for nearly a year.

Officers arrest suspect after police are shot at
AIKEN - Authorities continued to search Wednesday night for a man they say fired several shots at police earlier in the day.

New subdivisions attracting home hunters
In the early 1900s, Grovetown was considered a summer vacation spot for Augustans hoping to leave the mosquitoes of the Savannah River, Grovetown Mayor Dennis Trudeau said.

Family's battle is inspired by golfer
Professional golfer Casey Martin won the battle for handicapped accessibility on the golf course.

Fugitive shot by FBI agent, officials say
Authorities are investigating the death of a California fugitive who they said was shot by an FBI agent in rural Burke County.

Recycling donations
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations:

Revving motors led to race, police say
Police said on Wednesday a drag-racing incident that resulted in a Tuesday night wreck on Washington Road was not related to road rage and began with the two motorists revving their engines.

Early passion for dance keeps teen on her toes
Enthralled at the age of 8 by the dancers in The Toymaker's Dream, Jessica Brackett announced after the performance that that was what she wanted to do.

Family's battle is inspired by golfer
Professional golfer Casey Martin won the battle for handicapped accessibility on the golf course.

New resident enjoys community of West Augusta
Brad Deep grew up in Macon, Ga., and had never visited Augusta. When Best Buy transferred him to the Walton Way Extension store four months ago, West Augusta became home.

Recycling donations
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations:

Around the block
Augusta State University will hold a presentation about children's temper tantrums at 11 a.m. Monday in the Science Building, Room 1008, on the ASU campus, 2500 Walton Way.

New resident enjoys community of West Augusta
Brad Deep grew up in Macon, Ga., and had never visited Augusta. When Best Buy transferred him to the Walton Way Extension store four months ago, West Augusta became home.

Military milestones
- Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryant K. Walker Jr., a 2004 graduate of the Academy of Richmond County and son of Dennis and Pamela Miller, of Augusta, has graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Olympics for disabled people bring help from soldiers
Katelyn Schlein had a huge grin on her face as she received a blue first-place ribbon in the 50-meter dash.

Rifle team leader is straight shooter
Sarah Jackson might be considered a sharp shooter.

Cadet tells Washington officials about program
It was a chance that few students have. In March, Christopher Holley, of Hephzibah, traveled to Washington, D.C., to talk with Georgia legislators.

Anniversary
Jacqueline and Mavin C. Overman, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in celebration March 19 at the Aiken home of their daughter, Carlene Johnson.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Pet of the Week
Bianca, a 10-month-old Spitz, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Some birth control pills act as contraceptive
My pharmacy told me they refuse to stock the emergency contraceptive, Plan B. I heard that birth control pills can be used instead because they are basically the same thing. How are you supposed to take them for this purpose? Why would the pharmacy not have it?

Association helps community grow
Pok Yun spent his first 28 years in Seoul, Korea, before resettling in his self-described second birthplace of Augusta.

Organization names Meadowbrook principal among best
The principal of an elementary school in Richmond County has been selected as one of 10 Principals of the Year by the Georgia PTA.

For the record
Sentenced by Judge Carl C. Brown Jr.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Police seek man who shot at deputies

Association helps community grow
Pok Yun spent his first 28 years in Seoul, Korea, before resettling in his self-described second birthplace of Augusta.

Around the block
Augusta State University will hold a presentation about children's temper tantrums at 11 a.m. Monday in the Science Building, Room 1008, on the ASU campus, 2500 Walton Way.

University Village takes shape
University Village, Augusta State's first venture into campus housing, has sprung up like magic along Damascus Road.

Kid of the Day

For the record
Sentenced by Judge Carl C. Brown Jr.

Development law causes concerns

Saving the press
For almost a century, the steam-powered giant compressed countless tons of fresh Georgia cotton into 500-pound bales bound for markets as far away as Singapore and Europe.

New subdivisions attracting home hunters

Youth sports program open to applicants
Paine College started accepting applications today for its summer sports program.

News you can use

Bridge results
CSRA BRIDGE CLUB MONDAY PAIRS, MARCH 28

Across South Carolina

Schools offer area students chance to win scholarships
The Augusta Technical College Foundation is sponsoring an essay contest to award five $200 scholarships to high school and current Augusta Tech students.

New subdivisions attracting home hunters
In the early 1900s, Grovetown was considered a summer vacation spot for Augustans hoping to leave the mosquitoes of the Savannah River, Grovetown Mayor Dennis Trudeau said.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Rockin' and raisin' dough
Augusta National wasn't the only golf course with an enthusiastic gallery Tuesday.

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Engineers control traffic flow
The overflow of traffic Augusta experiences during Masters Week is about on par with the congestion experienced in Atlanta every single day of the year.

Library Events
TODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

Military milestones
- Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryant K. Walker Jr., a 2004 graduate of the Academy of Richmond County and son of Dennis and Pamela Miller, of Augusta, has graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Kid of the Day
Trinity Cierra Frazier is today's Kid of the Day.

Anniversary
Jacqueline and Mavin C. Overman, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in celebration March 19 at the Aiken home of their daughter, Carlene Johnson.

Leaders, residents support Walker
District 22 state Sen. Charles Walker missed at least 18 controversial votes during this year's Georgia General Assembly, but residents of his district and leaders of his party aren't complaining.

School Menus
School menus for the next week

Attendance at meetings down
AIKEN - Weeks after January's Graniteville train collision, the county's Emergency Preparedness Committee met with emergency officials to discuss how the event was handled and what could be learned.

Some birth control pills act as contraceptive
My pharmacy told me they refuse to stock the emergency contraceptive, Plan B. I heard that birth control pills can be used instead because they are basically the same thing. How are you supposed to take them for this purpose? Why would the pharmacy not have it?

Walker didn't vote on 18 bills during session
ATLANTA - State Sen. Charles Walker either was absent for or didn't vote on many of the most controversial bills that went before the Georgia General Assembly in 2005, including bills to overhaul child support payments, create a public smoking ban and postpone the reduction of school class sizes.

Library Events

Demonstrators oppose possible plant expansion
ATHENS, Ga. - About 150 people turned out on the steps of Athens City Hall on Tuesday evening to protest the possible expansion of a local fiberglass plant that would increase the pollution it emits, adding hundreds of tons of formaldehyde, soot and other pollutants to the city's air each year.

Engineers control traffic flow

'Sideways' is propelled by blend of elements
Character-driven and willfully quirky, Sideways is a cinematic throwback.

Movies that prick the powerful have been Hollywood staples

New home-video releases

Disney boss' son follows into show business with 'Sahara'
LOS ANGELES - Even if he made movies under an alias, Breck Eisner would have a tough time concealing his Hollywood lineage.

Flicks

Disney boss' son follows into show business with 'Sahara'
LOS ANGELES - Even if he made movies under an alias, Breck Eisner would have a tough time concealing his Hollywood lineage.

Movies that prick the powerful have been Hollywood staples
For a big-bucks business always eyeing the bottom line, Hollywood surely does have a thing for sticking it to the man.

Disney boss' son follows into show business with 'Sahara'

'Star Wars' fanatics line up at wrong theater for May debut

'Sideways' is propelled by blend of elements
Character-driven and willfully quirky, Sideways is a cinematic throwback.

'Sideways' is propelled by blend of elements

'Star Wars' fanatics line up at wrong theater for May debut
LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars" fans will have to find the right theater before they can leave for the dark side.

'Star Wars' fanatics line up at wrong theater for May debut
LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars" fans will have to find the right theater before they can leave for the dark side.

Movies that prick the powerful have been Hollywood staples
For a big-bucks business always eyeing the bottom line, Hollywood surely does have a thing for sticking it to the man.

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

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

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

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

Jordan Knight discovers success after New Kids

Athens artists to entertain crowd at Masters celebration
For one week a year, the world comes to Augusta.

Pianist quietly building his audience
LOS ANGELES - Matt Hales is about to be a real pop star. Maybe.

Concerts calendar
Upcoming concerts:

Athens artists to entertain crowd at Masters celebration

Sonic Spotlight: Fugi Richards
A profile of a member of Ragdoll:

Marsalis: Jazz can communicate across generations

Athens artists to entertain crowd at Masters celebration
For one week a year, the world comes to Augusta.

Marsalis: Jazz can communicate across generations
For jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, stepping on stage means initiating a conversation that spans the past, present and future of jazz.

Jordan Knight discovers success after New Kids
With nearly 20 years in the music industry, Jordan Knight is hardly a New Kid On the Block anymore.

Sonic Spotlight: Fugi Richards

Marsalis: Jazz can communicate across generations
For jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, stepping on stage means initiating a conversation that spans the past, present and future of jazz.

Pianist quietly building his audience

Pianist quietly building his audience
LOS ANGELES - Matt Hales is about to be a real pop star. Maybe.

Concerts calendar

Concerts calendar
Upcoming concerts:

Sonic Spotlight: Fugi Richards
A profile of a member of Ragdoll:

Jordan Knight discovers success after New Kids
With nearly 20 years in the music industry, Jordan Knight is hardly a New Kid On the Block anymore.

France denies interest in NFL
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Whether NASCAR chairman Brian France is interested in being a National Football League owner is true or not depends on whom you believe: France or basketball legend Magic Johnson.

Newsmaker: Kurt Busch
Defending NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion Kurt Busch is well on his way to making the cut for this year's Chase for the Nextel Cup.

Rookies finding success on proven teams
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - There was a time when Eric McClure had a chance to win NASCAR Nextel Cup's Rookie of the Year award.

Newsmaker: Kurt Busch
Defending NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion Kurt Busch is well on his way to making the cut for this year's Chase for the Nextel Cup.

Newsmaker: Kurt Busch

Rookies finding success on proven teams
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - There was a time when Eric McClure had a chance to win NASCAR Nextel Cup's Rookie of the Year award.

France denies interest in NFL

France denies interest in NFL
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Whether NASCAR chairman Brian France is interested in being a National Football League owner is true or not depends on whom you believe: France or basketball legend Magic Johnson.

Rookies finding success on proven teams

O'Neal misses Heat game with stomach ailment

76ers squeak by Bobcats
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia 76ers would rather not rely so heavily on Allen Iverson.

76ers squeak by Bobcats

O'Neal misses Heat game with stomach ailment
MIAMI - Shaquille O'Neal missed Miami's game against Chicago on Tuesday with a stomach ailment, marking the fifth game the Heat's All-Star center has missed this season because of injury or illness.

O'Neal misses Heat game with stomach ailment
MIAMI - Shaquille O'Neal missed Miami's game against Chicago on Tuesday with a stomach ailment, marking the fifth game the Heat's All-Star center has missed this season because of injury or illness.

76ers squeak by Bobcats
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia 76ers would rather not rely so heavily on Allen Iverson.

Support aids programs' revival
INDIANAPOLIS - Presidents and athletic directors who are wanting to build strong women's basketball programs might want to ask Baylor coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson and Michigan State coach Joanne P. McCallie for advice.

Mulkey's way sweet for Bears
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Baylor Lady Bears simply wanted to be a shining light for a university that needed something to applaud. One dazzling national championship ought to do.

Support aids programs' revival
INDIANAPOLIS - Presidents and athletic directors who are wanting to build strong women's basketball programs might want to ask Baylor coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson and Michigan State coach Joanne P. McCallie for advice.

City in frenzy over Lady Bears
WACO, Texas -- The crowd was already in a frenzy, having been introduced to all but one of the Baylor players. Then senior Steffanie Blackmon emerged from behind a curtain hoisting the NCAA championship trophy.

Ovation awaited Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - With thousands of Carolina blue-clad fans cheering in the Smith Center, Rashad McCants rested his left arm on the NCAA championship trophy and gave it a glance.

City in frenzy over Lady Bears
WACO, Texas -- The crowd was already in a frenzy, having been introduced to all but one of the Baylor players. Then senior Steffanie Blackmon emerged from behind a curtain hoisting the NCAA championship trophy.

Mulkey's way sweet for Bears
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Baylor Lady Bears simply wanted to be a shining light for a university that needed something to applaud. One dazzling national championship ought to do.

Ovation awaited Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - With thousands of Carolina blue-clad fans cheering in the Smith Center, Rashad McCants rested his left arm on the NCAA championship trophy and gave it a glance.

Ms. Rosa Mae Bryant    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Lt. Col Charles E. Gochenaur    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Cleckley, Sr.    (BATH, S.C.)
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Mr. William David Lamb    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucinda Spann    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. William H. Coleman    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Dr. J. Robert Teabeaut II    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Shumake    (POWDER SPRINGS, Ga.)
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Mr. George A. Schweitzer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Sheppard    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mr. John S. Turner, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. George A. Schweitzer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Annas Patterson    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. France R. Ross    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mr. Randall Klingler    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Dr. J. Robert Teabeaut II    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ida Jane Moore    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ada Norman Wright    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
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Mrs. Fern Baugh    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lola Marie Garvin    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Ms. Florence Babcock    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lee Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Fern Baugh    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes E. Lumley    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)
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Ms. Ieshia Strother    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Louise Johnson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. France R. Ross    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mrs. Della B. Harris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Clarence McCloud, Jr.    (DETROIT, MI.)
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Mr. Fred L. Gibbons    (DONALSONVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Walter Leon Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Rosa J. Edwards    (TRENTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lola Marie Garvin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Katharine W. Flores    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Martha Kennedy    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Katharine W. Flores    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorene Hood Smith    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Fred L. Gibbons    (DONALSONVILLE, Ga.)

Lt. Col Charles E. Gochenaur    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. William H. Coleman    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Ms. Florence Babcock    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Lt Col Charles E. Gochenaur    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mattie Shumake    (POWDER SPRINGS, Ga.)

Mr. James Brooks    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mr. Eddie Clark    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Florence Babcock    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Pernell Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Arthur    (MILLEN, Ga.)
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Mr. James Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Robert E. Bartley    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Pauline Tucker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Ms. Florence Babcock    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wesley Stephens    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. James Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Catherine Sheppard    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mr. John S. Turner, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Dr. J. Robert Teabeaut II,    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Pauline Tucker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Edward S. Occhipinti    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lucinda Spann    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lola Marie Garvin    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Catherine Sheppard    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Fannie M. Lockhart    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. France R. Ross    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Geraldine Kruger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Dr. J. Robert Teabeaut II,    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes E. Lumley    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Annas Patterson    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ada Norman Wright    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Della B. Harris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Brooks    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Dot Johnson    (WHEELER COUNTY, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lola Marie Garvin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Reverend Clarence Jackson    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Rosa Mae Bryant    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Hazel Edmunds Hill    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)
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Mrs. Fannie M. Lockhart    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Clark    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Walter Leon Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Pernell Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Lee Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert E. Bartley    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Martha Kennedy    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Harold "Tony" Bates    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Dot Johnson    (WHEELER COUNTY, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Sheppard    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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

Mr. James E. Arthur    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Reverend Clarence Jackson    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa J. Edwards    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald Cleckley, Sr.    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Edward S. Occhipinti    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence McCloud, Jr.    (DETROIT, MI.)

Mr. Eddie Jackson, Sr.    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. William David Lamb    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Randall Klingler    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Lee Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Tucker (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Edward S. Occhipinti (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert E. Bartley (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Fern Baugh (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Cleckley, Sr. (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Annas Patterson (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Lola Marie Garvin (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence McCloud, Jr. (DETROIT, MI.)

Mrs. Dot Johnson (WHEELER COUNTY, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Kennedy (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Pernell Brooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Florence Babcock (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Florence Babcock (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Marie Garvin (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Walter Leon Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ada Norman Wright (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. William David Lamb (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes E. Lumley (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Coleman (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa J. Edwards (TRENTON, S.C.)

Lt. Col Charles E. Gochenaur (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Shumake (POWDER SPRINGS, Ga.)

Dr. J. Robert Teabeaut II, (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Sheppard (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. John S. Turner, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Arthur (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Clark (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Dr. J. Robert Teabeaut II (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Della B. Harris (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Rosa Mae Bryant (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Katharine W. Flores (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Sheppard (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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

Reverend Clarence Jackson (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred L. Gibbons (DONALSONVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucinda Spann (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Brooks (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. George A. Schweitzer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Randall Klingler (EVANS, Ga.)

Overtime

Area announcements

Congress seeks other sports' testing data

16-team field announced for Tour de Georgia

Upstart team will showcase local talent

Overtime

Serena cruises in Bausch & Lomb opener

16-team field announced for Tour de Georgia
ATLANTA - Eighteen nations are represented in the 16-team field announced Tuesday for the April 19-24 Tour de Georgia, a cycling race which may provide the last chance to see Lance Armstrong compete in America.

Upstart team will showcase local talent
Jimmy Cronan has always loved football. Whether it was cheering for the Atlanta Falcons as a boy or rooting for his cousin, Jeremy Thomas, with the Georgia Bulldogs, it's always been in his soul.

Overtime
In Newberry, S.C., the USC Aiken baseball team pounded out 15 hits in a 12-2 victory against Newberry College.

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

16-team field announced for Tour de Georgia
ATLANTA - Eighteen nations are represented in the 16-team field announced Tuesday for the April 19-24 Tour de Georgia, a cycling race which may provide the last chance to see Lance Armstrong compete in America.

Overtime
In Newberry, S.C., the USC Aiken baseball team pounded out 15 hits in a 12-2 victory against Newberry College.

Serena cruises in Bausch & Lomb opener
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. - Second-seeded Serena Williams beat unseeded Dally Randriantefy 6-3, 6-1 in 52 minutes Wednesday night in a second-round match at the Bausch & Lomb Championships.

Overtime
In Baton Rouge, La., Louisiana State's Seimone Augustus won the 2005 Naismith Trophy as Women's College Basketball Player of the Year, the school announced Tuesday.

Upstart team will showcase local talent
Jimmy Cronan has always loved football. Whether it was cheering for the Atlanta Falcons as a boy or rooting for his cousin, Jeremy Thomas, with the Georgia Bulldogs, it's always been in his soul.

Serena cruises in Bausch & Lomb opener
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. - Second-seeded Serena Williams beat unseeded Dally Randriantefy 6-3, 6-1 in 52 minutes Wednesday night in a second-round match at the Bausch & Lomb Championships.

Overtime
In Baton Rouge, La., Louisiana State's Seimone Augustus won the 2005 Naismith Trophy as Women's College Basketball Player of the Year, the school announced Tuesday.

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

Congress seeks other sports' testing data
WASHINGTON - Congressmen looking into steroids in sports sent letters Tuesday to the heads of the NBA, NHL and five other groups asking for information about their drug-testing policies.

Congress seeks other sports' testing data
WASHINGTON - Congressmen looking into steroids in sports sent letters Tuesday to the heads of the NBA, NHL and five other groups asking for information about their drug-testing policies.

Owens' new agent meets with Eagles
PHILADELPHIA - Terrell Owens has a new agent. He doesn't have a new contract - yet.

Bluegrass musician Lynch begins tour

Bluegrass musician Lynch begins tour
Grammy-nominated bluegrass musician Claire Lynch is launching a comeback tour that includes a performance April 15 in Swainsboro, Ga.

Bluegrass musician Lynch begins tour
Grammy-nominated bluegrass musician Claire Lynch is launching a comeback tour that includes a performance April 15 in Swainsboro, Ga.

Movies that prick the powerful have been Hollywood staples

S.C. post offices to close earlier on tax day
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Late tax filers should be aware that post offices in South Carolina no longer will stay open until midnight April 15.

PBS series tells you what that pizza really means
NEW YORK - That sausage pizza you had the other night - what did it mean to you?

Emmy Awards get makeover aimed at better ratings
LOS ANGELES - Emmy officials decided against an extreme makeover for the ceremony but are cutting back on acceptance speeches in a bid to woo more viewers.

PBS series tells you what that pizza really means

Local boxer will have his 'Ultimate' as show's finalist
It's two weeks before the biggest bout of his career and Forrest Griffin is in full training mode.

ABC relaunching its digital cable news operation in July
NEW YORK - ABC News said Monday it would relaunch its 24-hour digital news operation on television in July and continue to make "ABC News Now" available through the Internet and wireless devices.

CBS dominates ratings with Thursday lineup, basketball

Local boxer will have his 'Ultimate' as show's finalist

ABC's Peter Jennings is diagnosed with lung cancer
NEW YORK - Peter Jennings, who revealed he has lung cancer Tuesday, plans to continue on "World News Tonight" as much as he can after beginning chemotherapy next week.

Reality series seeks feuding families
LOS ANGELES - "Loser Leaves Town," an upcoming TBS reality show, is looking for two feuding families and is willing to pay.

CBS dominates ratings with Thursday lineup, basketball
NEW YORK - CBS' strong Thursday night lineup and the NCAA men's basketball tournament helped the network dominate the prime-time ratings competition last week.

ABC renews 'Housewives,' 'Lost,' two other series
LOS ANGELES - ABC said Tuesday that freshman hits "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" will be back next year, as well as "Alias" and "Boston Legal."

Britney Spears and husband to star in reality series
NEW YORK - Britney Spears and hubby Kevin Federline have said "I do" to star in a UPN reality series that documents their courtship, engagement and wedding.

Local boxer will have his 'Ultimate' as show's finalist
It's two weeks before the biggest bout of his career and Forrest Griffin is in full training mode.

ABC's Peter Jennings is diagnosed with lung cancer
NEW YORK - Peter Jennings, who revealed he has lung cancer Tuesday, plans to continue on "World News Tonight" as much as he can after beginning chemotherapy next week.

ABC relaunching its digital cable news operation in July

CBS dominates ratings with Thursday lineup, basketball
NEW YORK - CBS' strong Thursday night lineup and the NCAA men's basketball tournament helped the network dominate the prime-time ratings competition last week.

Emmy Awards get makeover aimed at better ratings

ABC renews 'Housewives,' 'Lost,' two other series

PBS series tells you what that pizza really means
NEW YORK - That sausage pizza you had the other night - what did it mean to you?

Emmy Awards get makeover aimed at better ratings
LOS ANGELES - Emmy officials decided against an extreme makeover for the ceremony but are cutting back on acceptance speeches in a bid to woo more viewers.

ABC renews 'Housewives,' 'Lost,' two other series
LOS ANGELES - ABC said Tuesday that freshman hits "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" will be back next year, as well as "Alias" and "Boston Legal."

ABC's Peter Jennings is diagnosed with lung cancer

ABC relaunching its digital cable news operation in July
NEW YORK - ABC News said Monday it would relaunch its 24-hour digital news operation on television in July and continue to make "ABC News Now" available through the Internet and wireless devices.

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UGA: Tanner joins Walker as number is retired
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia senior center Russ Tanner will be in select company when his No. 50 jersey is retired at Johnson County High School in Wrightsville at a ceremony at the school's spring football game in May.

UGA: Tanner joins Walker as number is retired

UGA: Blue looks to lead young 'Dogs

UGA: Tanner joins Walker as number is retired
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia senior center Russ Tanner will be in select company when his No. 50 jersey is retired at Johnson County High School in Wrightsville at a ceremony at the school's spring football game in May.

UGA: Blue looks to lead young 'Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - When Geor-gia's Greg Blue bears down on a wide receiver, the safety's presence is often felt with a jarring, ear-ringing hit. Blue wants to leave another impression as he enters his senior season: A player that the Bulldogs' younger safeties can count on to show the way.

UGA: Blue looks to lead young 'Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - When Geor-gia's Greg Blue bears down on a wide receiver, the safety's presence is often felt with a jarring, ear-ringing hit. Blue wants to leave another impression as he enters his senior season: A player that the Bulldogs' younger safeties can count on to show the way.

Movies that prick the powerful have been Hollywood staples
For a big-bucks business always eyeing the bottom line, Hollywood surely does have a thing for sticking it to the man.

Movies that prick the powerful have been Hollywood staples
For a big-bucks business always eyeing the bottom line, Hollywood surely does have a thing for sticking it to the man.

Odom doesn't squelch Virginia rumors
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina coach Dave Odom talked to his players Tuesday about the team banquet, the NCAA championship game and improving their skills before next season.

Odom doesn't squelch Virginia rumors

Odom doesn't squelch Virginia rumors
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina coach Dave Odom talked to his players Tuesday about the team banquet, the NCAA championship game and improving their skills before next season.

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