Renovation turns up artifacts belonging to Frida Kahlo
MEXICO CITY - A two-year renovation project at the home-turned-museum of legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo has uncovered a vast wardrobe of previously undiscovered clothing and other valuable artifacts.

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

Renovation turns up artifacts belonging to Frida Kahlo

Renovation turns up artifacts belonging to Frida Kahlo
MEXICO CITY - A two-year renovation project at the home-turned-museum of legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo has uncovered a vast wardrobe of previously undiscovered clothing and other valuable artifacts.

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.

Auburn pitcher thrives in new role

Auburn pitcher thrives in new role
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Josh Sullivan was Auburn's sports nomad, moving from backup quarterback to baseball relief pitcher to utility man.

Nationals slide past Phillies in 10 innings
PHILADELPHIA - The Washington Nationals moved down the map geographically and up in the standings.

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.

Nationals slide past Phillies in 10 innings

Auburn pitcher thrives in new role
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Josh Sullivan was Auburn's sports nomad, moving from backup quarterback to baseball relief pitcher to utility man.

Salaries are at all-time high

Nationals slide past Phillies in 10 innings
PHILADELPHIA - The Washington Nationals moved down the map geographically and up in the standings.

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
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
GREENSBURG, Ind. - A man who went to the sheriff's department to bond out his brother-in-law also ended up in jail when police realized the money he handed them reeked of marijuana.

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.

Odds and Ends
GREENSBURG, Ind. - A man who went to the sheriff's department to bond out his brother-in-law also ended up in jail when police realized the money he handed them reeked of marijuana.

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.

Crates of leftover diet food going to food banks
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. - A surplus of diet food for the overweight has been a boon for the hungry in Appalachia. Once hot and trendy, low-carb Atkins diet foods that never got sold are being shipped to food banks.

Crates of leftover diet food going to food banks
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. - A surplus of diet food for the overweight has been a boon for the hungry in Appalachia. Once hot and trendy, low-carb Atkins diet foods that never got sold are being shipped to food banks.

Hudson good enough for win
MIAMI - A sign of a good starting pitcher is that he can find a way to win without his best stuff. Tim Hudson wasn't at his sharpest Thursday in his Braves debut, but he won.

Braves top Marlins in 13 innings

Hudson good enough for win
MIAMI - A sign of a good starting pitcher is that he can find a way to win without his best stuff. Tim Hudson wasn't at his sharpest Thursday in his Braves debut, but he won.

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.

Hudson good enough for win

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

Kolb is happy to get first save out of way
MIAMI - Dan Kolb pedaled fiercely on the exercise bike as the clubhouse clock clicked minutes closer to the end of Wednesday and the beginning of Thursday.

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.

Kolb is happy to get first save out of way
MIAMI - Dan Kolb pedaled fiercely on the exercise bike as the clubhouse clock clicked minutes closer to the end of Wednesday and the beginning of Thursday.

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

Braves: Chipper delivers in clutch

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 get good news about Giles

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.

Kolb is happy to get first save out of way

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.

Nation's retailers report mixed March sales

Fed chairman wants to rein in mortgage giants

Entrepreneurs turn profit on Masters products
Each year, Augusta National Golf Club sells thousands of Masters Tournament souvenirs. So does Ken Matheny.

Pfizer takes painkiller Bextra off market
WASHINGTON - The painkiller Bextra was taken off the market Thursday, and the government wants other drugs in the same class to carry the strongest possible warnings about increased risk of heart attack and stroke among the millions of people who rely on them.

Weekly unemployment claims fall
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 19,000 last week, the largest decline in two months, the government reported Thursday.

Tighter control of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac urged
WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary John Snow urged Congress Thursday to rein in the huge mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by creating a strong new regulator empowered to reduce their multibillion-dollar holdings and veto new investments.

Today's high gas prices expected to go higher
WASHINGTON -While gasoline costs have reached record levels, prices at the pump are forecast to go even higher in coming weeks because of growing demand, government forecasters said Thursday.

Traffic, travel curb customers during Masters

Nation's retailers report mixed March sales
NEW YORK - The nation's retailers struggled with mixed sales in March as cold weather kept shoppers indoors in many parts of the country, but analysts said consumers' willingness to spend nonetheless appeared robust.

Oil demand to keep climbing, IMF says

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.

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.

Oil demand to keep climbing, IMF says
WASHINGTON - The world's appetite for oil is expected to grow robustly in the decades ahead, fed by improving standards of living in developing countries and a jump in automobile ownership, and that will probably keep prices high, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday.

Crude prices drop sharply as gasoline futures plummet
Oil futures prices fell nearly $2 a barrel Thursday afternoon, following the lead of gasoline futures, and brokers said there appeared to be further downward momentum.

European Central Bank keeps key interest rate unchanged
FRANKFURT, Germany - The European Central Bank's governing council left its key refinancing interest rate unchanged at 2 percent Thursday.

Oil demand to keep climbing, IMF says
WASHINGTON - The world's appetite for oil is expected to grow robustly in the decades ahead, fed by improving standards of living in developing countries and a jump in automobile ownership, and that will probably keep prices high, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday.

Leaders roll out the red carpet
Lightning and thunderstorms prevented several planes from leaving Atlanta on Thursday morning, but one plane bound for Augusta was cleared for takeoff.

European Central Bank keeps key interest rate unchanged
FRANKFURT, Germany - The European Central Bank's governing council left its key refinancing interest rate unchanged at 2 percent Thursday.

Tighter control of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac urged
WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary John Snow urged Congress Thursday to rein in the huge mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by creating a strong new regulator empowered to reduce their multibillion-dollar holdings and veto new investments.

Leaders roll out the red carpet
Lightning and thunderstorms prevented several planes from leaving Atlanta on Thursday morning, but one plane bound for Augusta was cleared for takeoff.

Nation's retailers report mixed March sales
NEW YORK - The nation's retailers struggled with mixed sales in March as cold weather kept shoppers indoors in many parts of the country, but analysts said consumers' willingness to spend nonetheless appeared robust.

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.

Pfizer takes painkiller Bextra off market
WASHINGTON - The painkiller Bextra was taken off the market Thursday, and the government wants other drugs in the same class to carry the strongest possible warnings about increased risk of heart attack and stroke among the millions of people who rely on them.

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.

Entrepreneurs turn profit on Masters products
Each year, Augusta National Golf Club sells thousands of Masters Tournament souvenirs. So does Ken Matheny.

Entrepreneurs turn profit on Masters products

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.

Tighter control of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac urged

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.

Leaders roll out the red carpet

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.

European Central Bank keeps key interest rate unchanged

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 mixed on first day of earnings season

'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.

Report: accounts could replace Social Security check

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.

Masters is used to lure industry

Pfizer takes painkiller Bextra off market

'Georgia open for business'

City in frenzy over Lady Bears

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.

Berger lies are no mistake

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.

Ethics law is extreme

Heroes or vigilantes?

About the new pope
Despite record numbers of mourners pouring into Rome, the Vatican is doing everything possible to facilitate the global media's coverage of Pope John Paul II's funeral.

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

Ethics law is extreme
If Aiken City Councilwoman Jane Vaughters violated South Carolina's government ethics law when she made an appeal before the city's Board of Zoning Appeals, then the ethics law needs some fine-tuning.

About the new pope

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

About the new pope
Despite record numbers of mourners pouring into Rome, the Vatican is doing everything possible to facilitate the global media's coverage of Pope John Paul II's funeral.

Ethics law is extreme
If Aiken City Councilwoman Jane Vaughters violated South Carolina's government ethics law when she made an appeal before the city's Board of Zoning Appeals, then the ethics law needs some fine-tuning.

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

Concert calendar
Upcoming concerts:

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.

Creator of 'Brenda Starr' cartoon strip dies at age 98
PENNGROVE, Calif. - Dale Messick, whose long-running comic strip "Brenda Starr, Reporter" gave her entry into the male world of the funny pages, has died at age 98.

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

Creator of 'Brenda Starr' cartoon strip dies at age 98
PENNGROVE, Calif. - Dale Messick, whose long-running comic strip "Brenda Starr, Reporter" gave her entry into the male world of the funny pages, has died at age 98.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Rates on 30-year mortgages drop for first time in two months
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for the first time in two months as a weak jobs report eased concerns in financial markets about inflation.

Analysis indicates good looks may mean better pay
ST. LOUIS - Why wasn't I born rich instead of handsome? Or so the lament goes. But the nation's central bank now says that if you're gorgeous, chances are better that you will get paid more than plain folks.

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.

Analysis indicates good looks may mean better pay

Rates on 30-year mortgages drop for first time in two months
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for the first time in two months as a weak jobs report eased concerns in financial markets about inflation.

Rates on 30-year mortgages drop for first time in two months

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

Analysis indicates good looks may mean better pay
ST. LOUIS - Why wasn't I born rich instead of handsome? Or so the lament goes. But the nation's central bank now says that if you're gorgeous, chances are better that you will get paid more than plain folks.

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

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

Fishing tournaments

Bedding bass awaken anglers
Largemouth bass have moved onto the beds around the Thurmond Lake shoreline, while schooling hybrids have been seen near the dam.

New product can put end to fire ants

New product can put end to fire ants
With all the rain we have gotten the past couple of weeks and with the warming of spring, fire ant mounds are popping up. With the products we have today, fire ants don't have to be as big a problem as they used to be.

New product can put end to fire ants
With all the rain we have gotten the past couple of weeks and with the warming of spring, fire ant mounds are popping up. With the products we have today, fire ants don't have to be as big a problem as they used to be.

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

McDaniel has taken his game to new heights

Little's big season

Terrific Tebbs

Parrish makes habit of fielding strong teams

NHL: GMs, players discuss rules changes

NHL: GMs, players discuss rules changes
ROMULUS, Mich. - Even with NHL ice empty for nearly seven months, general managers and players are trying to find better ways to fill the net.

NHL: GMs, players discuss rules changes
ROMULUS, Mich. - Even with NHL ice empty for nearly seven months, general managers and players are trying to find better ways to fill the net.

Broadcast is missing the appropriate songs
If you ask me, the most interesting addition to this year's Masters Week is the radio broadcast (1300 on your AM dial) that offers course updates, patron tips and an interview with past winner Jose Maria Olazabal every 10 minutes.

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

Many problems need correcting

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

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

Passed ID bill is unfair to many

Make VA more accommodating

Passed ID bill is unfair to many
Only those who have always been able to acquire a driver's license, in fact have always had a car, cannot appreciate the position of others who do not.Gloria Greenbaum, Augusta

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.

Make VA more accommodating
... For the past 35 years, I have watched the Veterans Administration health care system dwindle in service because of cutbacks. Gregory J. Topliff, Aiken, S.C.

Passed ID bill is unfair to many
Only those who have always been able to acquire a driver's license, in fact have always had a car, cannot appreciate the position of others who do not.Gloria Greenbaum, Augusta

Truth trumps idle speculation on pope
I am somewhat amused, or perhaps dismayed, by some of the comments I've read in the paper or heard on television regarding the election of a new pope.Larry Stenger, Augusta

Make VA more accommodating
... For the past 35 years, I have watched the Veterans Administration health care system dwindle in service because of cutbacks. Gregory J. Topliff, Aiken, 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.

New product can put end to fire ants

Golfers take on expense of personal greens

Pain relief advice: Use the smallest dose for shortest time

Ike's Pond provides peaceful setting

Media cause rise, fall of wine-buying

Vehicles required to have tire pressure monitoring systems

Ike's Pond provides peaceful setting
Almost 3 acres wide and surrounded by the manicured grass and bright flowers of Augusta National Golf Club, Ike's Pond is a pool of water with historic ties.

Vehicles required to have tire pressure monitoring systems
WASHINGTON - New passenger cars must have tire pressure monitoring systems in place by the 2008 model year, the government announced Thursday.

Media cause rise, fall of wine-buying
By now, you probably have seen the romantic comedy Sideways, which is set in California's Santa Barbara wine country and is as much about the love of wine as it is about love itself.

Ike's Pond provides peaceful setting
Almost 3 acres wide and surrounded by the manicured grass and bright flowers of Augusta National Golf Club, Ike's Pond is a pool of water with historic ties.

Golfers take on expense of personal greens
Of all the sections of a golf course, none is the scene of as much tension or scrutiny as the green. Like home plate, the end zone and the crease, it's where the most exciting part of the game takes place.

New product can put end to fire ants
With all the rain we have gotten the past couple of weeks and with the warming of spring, fire ant mounds are popping up. With the products we have today, fire ants don't have to be as big a problem as they used to be.

New product can put end to fire ants
With all the rain we have gotten the past couple of weeks and with the warming of spring, fire ant mounds are popping up. With the products we have today, fire ants don't have to be as big a problem as they used to be.

Media cause rise, fall of wine-buying
By now, you probably have seen the romantic comedy Sideways, which is set in California's Santa Barbara wine country and is as much about the love of wine as it is about love itself.

Pain relief advice: Use the smallest dose for shortest time
Getting a headache trying to choose a painkiller? The government's advice to consumers is similar to what women were told after problems emerged with hormone pills for menopause: Take the lowest possible dose for the shortest possible time, and talk with your doctor about what is best for you

Pain relief advice: Use the smallest dose for shortest time
Getting a headache trying to choose a painkiller? The government's advice to consumers is similar to what women were told after problems emerged with hormone pills for menopause: Take the lowest possible dose for the shortest possible time, and talk with your doctor about what is best for you

Vehicles required to have tire pressure monitoring systems
WASHINGTON - New passenger cars must have tire pressure monitoring systems in place by the 2008 model year, the government announced Thursday.

Golfers take on expense of personal greens
Of all the sections of a golf course, none is the scene of as much tension or scrutiny as the green. Like home plate, the end zone and the crease, it's where the most exciting part of the game takes place.

Lynx Gamenight
Augusta at Gwinnett

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

News you can use
With gas prices increasing almost daily, drivers need to get the most bang for their buck. So here's what www.fueleconomy.gov recommends:

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

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):

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.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with a series of burglaries in Goshen Plantation Country Club neighborhood, officials said Thursday.

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.

Meetings

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.

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.

Sailors of the year selected from Kings Bay

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.

Collection of works earned writer fame

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

Immigrants keep German culture alive

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

Work earns student nod

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

News you can use

Military milestones

Science will be added to exit test for seniors

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.

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.

I-20 crash kills Martinez man, injures 4

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

County spends budget on gas

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.

Across the area

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

Across South Carolina

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

Lottery thefts link to suspects

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

Fans find refuge during rain delay

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.

Georgia tax collections surge in March

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

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

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.

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.

Across South Carolina

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

Some birth control pills act as contraceptive

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Across South Carolina
CENTRAL - Groundhogs tunneling underneath a road might have caused the 15-foot-deep sinkhole into which a worker fell and died, a Pickens County road official says.

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

News you can use
With gas prices increasing almost daily, drivers need to get the most bang for their buck. So here's what www.fueleconomy.gov recommends:

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

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

County spends budget on gas
With gasoline prices rising, the added cost is not only affecting people at the pumps but also taking its toll on area county governments.

Bridge results
CSRA BRIDGE CLUB MONDAY PAIRS, MARCH 28

Science will be added to exit test for seniors
AIKEN - The Aiken County school district might be forced to hire seven new teachers to help prepare students for a new physical science portion of the state high school graduation test.

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.

Science will be added to exit test for seniors
AIKEN - The Aiken County school district might be forced to hire seven new teachers to help prepare students for a new physical science portion of the state high school graduation test.

Across South Carolina
CENTRAL - Groundhogs tunneling underneath a road might have caused the 15-foot-deep sinkhole into which a worker fell and died, a Pickens County road official says.

Georgia tax collections surge in March
ATLANTA - State tax collections soared 28.6 percent in March, leading Gov. Sonny Perdue's chief financial officer to suggest Thursday that Georgia's rainy-day fund could have as much as $200 million in new reserves by summer.

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.

I-20 crash kills Martinez man, injures 4
A Martinez man died Thursday when the sport utility vehicle he was driving crossed the median on Interstate 20 and was struck by another vehicle. Four other people were injured.

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

County spends budget on gas
With gasoline prices rising, the added cost is not only affecting people at the pumps but also taking its toll on area county governments.

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

Fans find refuge during rain delay
While rain drenched much of the Garden City on Thursday morning, Scott Critchlow and a few buddies used Hooters as a convenient hideaway.

Lottery thefts link to suspects
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thurs-day morning in connection with a burglary in which Georgia Lottery tickets were taken.

Lottery thefts link to suspects
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thurs-day morning in connection with a burglary in which Georgia Lottery tickets were taken.

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?

Work earns student nod
For Vanessa Bundy, it will be like a minor league pitcher getting tips from Hall of Famers.

School Menus
School menus for the next week

Collection of works earned writer fame
NORTH AUGUSTA - From his Carolina Heights perch overlooking the riverfront skyline of Augusta, Edison Marshall spun out the historically accurate blockbusters of Viking warriors and swashbuckling Yankee sea captains that made him a best-selling author for the first half of the 20th century.

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.

Immigrants keep German culture alive
Beate Nail, a native of Bremerhaven, Germany, now living in Evans, didn't come straight to Augusta after she married her soldier husband, Walt, in 1962, but they retired here.

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.

Sailors of the year selected from Kings Bay
KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. - Four sailors from one base have been honored as the submarine force's sailors of the year at the fleet level for the first time in history.

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.

Kid of the Day
Branden Cornelius Foster is today's Kid of the Day.

Post Happenings

Fans find refuge during rain delay
While rain drenched much of the Garden City on Thursday morning, Scott Critchlow and a few buddies used Hooters as a convenient hideaway.

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

Work earns student nod
For Vanessa Bundy, it will be like a minor league pitcher getting tips from Hall of Famers.

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.

Collection of works earned writer fame
NORTH AUGUSTA - From his Carolina Heights perch overlooking the riverfront skyline of Augusta, Edison Marshall spun out the historically accurate blockbusters of Viking warriors and swashbuckling Yankee sea captains that made him a best-selling author for the first half of the 20th century.

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

Immigrants keep German culture alive
Beate Nail, a native of Bremerhaven, Germany, now living in Evans, didn't come straight to Augusta after she married her soldier husband, Walt, in 1962, but they retired here.

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.

Restaurant ratings

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

Attendance at meetings down

Pet of the Week

Across Georgia

Correction

Sprucing up

Rifle team leader is straight shooter

Youth sports program open to applicants

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Georgia tax collections surge in March
ATLANTA - State tax collections soared 28.6 percent in March, leading Gov. Sonny Perdue's chief financial officer to suggest Thursday that Georgia's rainy-day fund could have as much as $200 million in new reserves by summer.

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.

Officers arrest suspect after police are shot at

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.

Walker didn't vote on 18 bills during session

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.

Bridge results

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.

Association helps community grow

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.

Recycling donations

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.

Organization names Meadowbrook principal among best

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

Family's battle is inspired by golfer

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.

University Village takes shape

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

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.

Anniversary

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?

PeachCare penalties are softened

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):

Leaders, residents support Walker

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

Across the area

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 resident enjoys community of West Augusta

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.

Man accused of beating son is freed on bond

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

Demonstrators oppose possible plant expansion

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

Saving the press

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.

Library Events

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.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with a series of burglaries in Goshen Plantation Country Club neighborhood, officials said Thursday.

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.

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

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A Marine who returned from Iraq about a month ago was killed in a pre-dawn altercation with another motorist on a main Atlanta street.

Sailors of the year selected from Kings Bay
KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. - Four sailors from one base have been honored as the submarine force's sailors of the year at the fleet level for the first time in history.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

For the record

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.

Early passion for dance keeps teen on her toes

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

News you can use

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.

Schools offer area students chance to win scholarships

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Around the block

I-20 crash kills Martinez man, injures 4
A Martinez man died Thursday when the sport utility vehicle he was driving crossed the median on Interstate 20 and was struck by another vehicle. Four other people were injured.

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.

Kid of the Day
Branden Cornelius Foster is today's Kid of the Day.

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

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.

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

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.

Bridge results
CSRA BRIDGE CLUB MONDAY PAIRS, MARCH 28

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

At the Movies: 'Sahara'
"Sahara" feels like it's jammed with more stuff - characters, plot lines, sight gags, explosions, buddy banter and the romantic flutter of gorgeous people falling in love - than there are grains of sand in the desert.

'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.

New home-video releases

Hollywood offers a rush of sports tales
LOS ANGELES - Listen up, sports fans. Whether you're into baseball, football, boxing, basketball, horses, soccer, bowling or even pinewood-derby racing, chances are a movie's coming about your favorite pastime.

At the Movies: 'Sahara'

Flicks

Movies that prick the powerful have been Hollywood staples

'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.

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

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

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

At the Movies: 'Sahara'
"Sahara" feels like it's jammed with more stuff - characters, plot lines, sight gags, explosions, buddy banter and the romantic flutter of gorgeous people falling in love - than there are grains of sand in the desert.

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

'Sideways' is propelled by blend of elements

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.

Hollywood offers a rush of sports tales

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

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

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

Hollywood offers a rush of sports tales
LOS ANGELES - Listen up, sports fans. Whether you're into baseball, football, boxing, basketball, horses, soccer, bowling or even pinewood-derby racing, chances are a movie's coming about your favorite pastime.

Crime might not pay after all for incarcerated rappers
NEW YORK - In the rap world, a criminal background is the ultimate resume.

Concerts calendar
Upcoming concerts:

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

Athens artists to entertain crowd at Masters celebration

Jazz albums to be reissued under Koch label
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Music by Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Stan Getz and others will be reissued by Koch Records Nashville, which has acquired the Charlie Parker Records catalog.

Jazz albums to be reissued under Koch label

Marsalis: Jazz can communicate across generations

Concerts calendar

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.

Pianist quietly building his audience

Crime might not pay after all for incarcerated rappers
NEW YORK - In the rap world, a criminal background is the ultimate resume.

Concerts calendar
Upcoming concerts:

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

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

Jazz albums to be reissued under Koch label
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Music by Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Stan Getz and others will be reissued by Koch Records Nashville, which has acquired the Charlie Parker Records catalog.

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

Jordan Knight discovers success after New Kids

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Crime might not pay after all for incarcerated rappers

Sonic Spotlight: Fugi Richards

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

76ers squeak by Bobcats

Surging Sixers seeking seventh spot
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia has its.500 record. The 76ers hope a playoff spot comes next.

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

Surging Sixers seeking seventh spot
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia has its.500 record. The 76ers hope a playoff spot comes next.

Surging Sixers seeking seventh spot

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.

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.

Mrs. Mattie Shumake    (POWDER SPRINGS, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Coleman    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Reverend Clarence Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. James Brooks    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Anthony Daniels    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mr. Blanchard Crawford, Jr.    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Doc Copes    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

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Mr. Eddie Clark    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Agnes E. Lumley    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. John Turner, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mahmudah Qureshi    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. James Brooks    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mr. Doc Copes    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
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Mr. Carl Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Eddie Clark    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Ieshia Lartrice Strother    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Henry A. Chavous, Jr.    (ELLABELL, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mattie Shumake    (POWDER SPRINGS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Doris Burroughs    (WARE SHOALS, S.C.)
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Mr. George A. Schweitzer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Vandar Reynolds    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mr. George A. Schweitzer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Vandar Reynolds    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Albert Maddox, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mary Lee Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Laumbach    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Fred L. Gibbons    (DONALSONVILLE, Ga.)

Jacob Jones    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Rosa J. Edwards    (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

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Reverend Clarence Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John Turner, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Louise Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Neail Freeman (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Jones Windsor (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Jacob Jones (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Lee Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel F. Godwin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Eddie Clark (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Doc Copes (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Shumake (POWDER SPRINGS, Ga.)

Ms. Vandar Reynolds (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mahmudah Qureshi (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hazel Beckwith (MYERS, Fla.)

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

Mr. James R. Murrell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Rev. G. Hubert Story, Jr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Plummer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emylie Foster (SAUTEE, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Clark (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Anthony Daniels (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Henry A. Chavous, Jr. (ELLABELL, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry Haralson, Jr. (RAYLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Doris Burroughs (WARE SHOALS, S.C.)

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

Mr. Thomas Casaday (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Moses Brown, Jr. (GRANITEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William David Lamb (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Alfred Laumbach (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Florence Babcock (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Blanchard Crawford, Jr. (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Hacker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Reverend Clarence Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Armstrong: Retirement is a possibility

Upstart team will showcase local talent

Overtime

Overtime

Serena cruises in Bausch & Lomb opener

Area announcements

Overtime
In Flowery Branch, Ga., a woman is suing Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, claiming he knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease.

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.

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

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

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.

Overtime
In Flowery Branch, Ga., a woman is suing Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, claiming he knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease.

Armstrong: Retirement is a possibility
NEW YORK - Lance Armstrong is considering retiring after he tries for a record seventh straight Tour de France victory this July.

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.

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.

Armstrong: Retirement is a possibility
NEW YORK - Lance Armstrong is considering retiring after he tries for a record seventh straight Tour de France victory this July.

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.

Little's big season
Augusta Christian girls basketball coach Keith Walton yells at Jordan Little often.

Parrish makes habit of fielding strong teams
Briarwood Academy girls basketball coach Clayton Parrish had a lot to smile about this season.

Little's big season
Augusta Christian girls basketball coach Keith Walton yells at Jordan Little often.

Parrish makes habit of fielding strong teams
Briarwood Academy girls basketball coach Clayton Parrish had a lot to smile about this season.

Terrific Tebbs
It's tough to find where the glory began for the Westminster boys team this year. One of the smallest-schools in the Georgia Independent Schools Association AAA classification went where no team in school history had gone before.

Terrific Tebbs
It's tough to find where the glory began for the Westminster boys team this year. One of the smallest-schools in the Georgia Independent Schools Association AAA classification went where no team in school history had gone before.

McDaniel has taken his game to new heights
Ask Marcus McDaniel's parents to wind the clock back four years.

McDaniel has taken his game to new heights
Ask Marcus McDaniel's parents to wind the clock back four years.

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

Text of Pope John Paul II's last will and testament
The following is an English translation of the official Vatican Italian translation of the text of Pope John Paul II's last will and testament, which was originally written in Polish, dated March 6, 1979, with successive additions:

Text of Pope John Paul II's last will and testament
The following is an English translation of the official Vatican Italian translation of the text of Pope John Paul II's last will and testament, which was originally written in Polish, dated March 6, 1979, with successive additions:

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.

Retro bands can make muddled mess of music

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.

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.

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."

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

Ratings for basic cable networks

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?

'Daily Show' wins second Peabody for election coverage
ATLANTA - Comedy Central's spoof news show won its second Peabody Award for election coverage Thursday, with many of the other broadcasting awards going to overseas reports.

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.

U.S. television networks to cover pope's funeral live
NEW YORK - Several TV networks will provide live coverage of Pope John Paul II's funeral Friday - for Americans who want to get up early or stay up late.

U.S. television networks to cover pope's funeral live

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of March 28-April 3. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

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.

PBS series tells you what that pizza really means

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.

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of March 28-April 3. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

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.

U.S. television networks to cover pope's funeral live
NEW YORK - Several TV networks will provide live coverage of Pope John Paul II's funeral Friday - for Americans who want to get up early or stay up late.

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."

'Daily Show' wins second Peabody for election coverage
ATLANTA - Comedy Central's spoof news show won its second Peabody Award for election coverage Thursday, with many of the other broadcasting awards going to overseas reports.

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.

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

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.

'Daily Show' wins second Peabody for election coverage

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

ABC relaunching its digital cable news operation in July

Creator of 'Brenda Starr' cartoon strip dies at age 98

Club calendar

Cheesy 'Super Monkey' is ball of fun for players

Gallery calendar

Ice skaters have a working vacation

What's For Lunch: Blue Top Grill

People in the News

Applause calendar

Aimee Osbourne has lump removed from her breast

UGA: Blue looks to lead young 'Dogs

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.

Retro bands can make muddled mess of music
Consider my youth officially plundered. On Tuesday, Canadian rock band Hot Hot Heat released the album Elevator.

Retro bands can make muddled mess of music
Consider my youth officially plundered. On Tuesday, Canadian rock band Hot Hot Heat released the album Elevator.

Odds and Ends

Crates of leftover diet food going to food banks

Odds and Ends

Suicide bombing is finale to London staging of Wagner opera

Text of Pope John Paul II's last will and testament