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.

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.

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.

Cardinals slip by Phillies

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

Cardinals slip by Phillies
ST. LOUIS - The National League's top-hitting lineup won its final home opener at Busch Stadium without any big hits.

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

Cardinals slip by Phillies
ST. LOUIS - The National League's top-hitting lineup won its final home opener at Busch Stadium without any big hits.

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

Auburn pitcher thrives in new role

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.

Odds and Ends
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Handling sled dogs, writing lesson plans on the fly and accessing the Internet from rural Alaska are among the challenges facing the new 2006 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail.

Odds and Ends
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Handling sled dogs, writing lesson plans on the fly and accessing the Internet from rural Alaska are among the challenges facing the new 2006 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail.

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.

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.

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.

Braves top Mets
ATLANTA - The New York Mets fell to 0-4 for the first time in 41 years, losing to the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Friday night after John Thomson allowed just one run in seven innings.

Braves top Mets
ATLANTA - The New York Mets fell to 0-4 for the first time in 41 years, losing to the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Friday night after John Thomson allowed just one run in seven innings.

Braves: Thomson terrific in opener
ATLANTA - Those listing the Braves' best starters in order would probably end up with John Thomson as a fourth or fifth choice. Might want to reconsider.

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: Thomson terrific in opener

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.

Giles happy to be back for Braves
ATLANTA - It was three seconds that felt like three years to Braves second baseman Marcus Giles.

Giles happy to be back for Braves

Braves: Thomson terrific in opener
ATLANTA - Those listing the Braves' best starters in order would probably end up with John Thomson as a fourth or fifth choice. Might want to reconsider.

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 top Mets

Hudson good enough for win

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.

Kolb is happy to get first save out of way

Giles happy to be back for Braves
ATLANTA - It was three seconds that felt like three years to Braves second baseman Marcus Giles.

Jet fuel sales bring in big Masters Week bucks
The Masters Tournament lasts for only a week, but Augusta Regional Airport counts on making close to 10 percent of its annual fuel sales during the prestigious event.

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.

Jet fuel sales bring in big Masters Week bucks

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.

Stocks lower as investors take profits
NEW YORK - Investors locked in profits after a week of gains Friday, sending stocks lower even as oil prices fell for a fifth-straight day and two big cable operators reportedly agreed to bid for bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corp.

Leaders roll out the red carpet

Crude prices fall, following drop in gasoline futures
SINGAPORE - Oil prices fell for the fifth consecutive day Friday, dropping more than $1 a barrel amid rising U.S. inventories of crude and sagging gasoline futures.

Oil demand to keep climbing, IMF says

Nation's retailers report mixed March sales

Tighter control of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac urged

Jet fuel sales bring in big Masters Week bucks
The Masters Tournament lasts for only a week, but Augusta Regional Airport counts on making close to 10 percent of its annual fuel sales during the prestigious event.

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 fall, following drop in gasoline futures
SINGAPORE - Oil prices fell for the fifth consecutive day Friday, dropping more than $1 a barrel amid rising U.S. inventories of crude and sagging gasoline futures.

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.

Two companies to buy Adelphia
NEW YORK - Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp. have reached an agreement in principle to buy the cable TV company Adelphia Communications Corp. for nearly $18 billion, according to newspaper reports Friday.

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.

Stocks lower as investors take profits

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

Consumer confidence holds steady over past month

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.

Entrepreneurs turn profit on Masters products

Crude prices fall, following drop in gasoline futures

European Central Bank keeps key interest rate unchanged

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.

China items to get tariff
The warning shot that congressional leaders fired across China's bow this week for its currency manipulations is a sign Washington is finally ready to take Beijing to task for unfair trade practices.

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.

Two companies to buy Adelphia
NEW YORK - Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp. have reached an agreement in principle to buy the cable TV company Adelphia Communications Corp. for nearly $18 billion, according to newspaper reports Friday.

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.

Consumer confidence holds steady over past month
WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence held fairly steady over the past month despite surging energy prices and more cautious hiring by America's employers.

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.

China items to get tariff
The warning shot that congressional leaders fired across China's bow this week for its currency manipulations is a sign Washington is finally ready to take Beijing to task for unfair trade practices.

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.

Stocks lower as investors take profits
NEW YORK - Investors locked in profits after a week of gains Friday, sending stocks lower even as oil prices fell for a fifth-straight day and two big cable operators reportedly agreed to bid for bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corp.

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.

Consumer confidence holds steady over past month
WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence held fairly steady over the past month despite surging energy prices and more cautious hiring by America's employers.

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.

Two companies to buy Adelphia

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.

China items to get tariff

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

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.

Pfizer takes painkiller Bextra off market

Savannah State gets new basketball coach

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.

Ethics law is extreme

About the new pope

Without representation

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.

Without representation
Half of life, so the saying goes, is showing up. And Charles Walker should know that.

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.

Without representation
Half of life, so the saying goes, is showing up. And Charles Walker should know that.

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.

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.

Brad Pitt denies Us Weekly report of romance
NEW YORK - Brad Pitt denied a magazine report of a romance with Angelina Jolie, claiming the Us Weekly story was "completely untrue."

Brad Pitt denies Us Weekly report of romance
NEW YORK - Brad Pitt denied a magazine report of a romance with Angelina Jolie, claiming the Us Weekly story was "completely untrue."

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Fishing tournaments

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.

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.

Little's big season

Barnwell coach hit her mark

Moss becomes inside force in varsity debut

McDaniel has taken his game to new heights

Terrific Tebbs

Parrish makes habit of fielding strong teams

Coach provided gift of 'Hope' to team in turmoil

Teenager entertains dreams of big business

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.

Bush's schemes costing us money
I wonder how many Americans are aware that thousands of our tax dollars are being spent by our president as he crisscrosses the country promoting his so-called Social Security reform. Elizabeth Leopard, Aiken, 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

Bush's schemes costing us money

Passed ID bill is unfair to many

Christian canon has changed
To preface my remarks, permit me to state that I have been an electronic systems analyst all my life; and since I am not a Christian, I have no emotional attachment to any religious argument, but I am devoted to truth, historical and scientific.Harry F. Meyers, 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.

Bush's schemes costing us money
I wonder how many Americans are aware that thousands of our tax dollars are being spent by our president as he crisscrosses the country promoting his so-called Social Security reform. Elizabeth Leopard, Aiken, S.C.

Christian canon has changed

Billy Graham is man of God, humility
Recently on CNN's Larry King Live, before King's brief phone interview with the Rev. Billy Graham, the latter said in a released statement that Pope John Paul II was the most influential voice for morality and peace in the world in the last 100 years.Kevin R. Landry, Augusta

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

Pit bulls have gotten an unfair shake
After the recent dog attack on a Jackson, S.C., woman, there has been much controversy about the role of pit bulls and what should be done with and about them.Susan Spence, Beech Isand, S.C.

Make VA more accommodating

Christian canon has changed
To preface my remarks, permit me to state that I have been an electronic systems analyst all my life; and since I am not a Christian, I have no emotional attachment to any religious argument, but I am devoted to truth, historical and scientific.Harry F. Meyers, 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

Pain relief advice: Use the smallest dose for shortest time

Ike's Pond provides peaceful setting

Media cause rise, fall of wine-buying

Designers compete for CFDA womenswear award

Golfers take on expense of personal greens

Fashion Police: Colorful array brightens tour

Vehicles required to have tire pressure monitoring systems

New product can put end to fire ants

Designers compete for CFDA womenswear award
NEW YORK - Vera Wang joins perennial fashion darling Marc Jacobs and couturier Ralph Rucci as this year's nominees for the Council of Fashion Designers of America's award for best womenswear designer.

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.

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.

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.

Fashion Police: Colorful array brightens tour
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Already known for flipping up the bill of his cap, Jesper Parnevik took fashion to a new extreme at the 1997 Bob Hope Classic when he showed up on the practice range with a bright array of tight-fitting clothes from Swedish designer Johan Lindeberg.

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

Designers compete for CFDA womenswear award
NEW YORK - Vera Wang joins perennial fashion darling Marc Jacobs and couturier Ralph Rucci as this year's nominees for the Council of Fashion Designers of America's award for best womenswear designer.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Students interpret traditional Japanese kimonos
NEW YORK - American style met Japanese tradition as students at Parsons School of Design met peers from Tokyo's Yamono College of Aesthetics during a recent design exchange forum at Parson's Manhattan campus.

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.

Fashion Police: Colorful array brightens tour
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Already known for flipping up the bill of his cap, Jesper Parnevik took fashion to a new extreme at the 1997 Bob Hope Classic when he showed up on the practice range with a bright array of tight-fitting clothes from Swedish designer Johan Lindeberg.

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.

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

Cookie Monster: 'Me eat less cookies'
NEW YORK - Something must be wrong in the land of Muppets. First PBS announced that "Sesame Street" would kick off its 36th season this week with a multiyear story arc about healthy habits. No problem there; childhood obesity rates are soaring. Then I learned of changes that turned my "Sesame Street" world upside-down.

Goalie longs to end career with victory

Goalie longs to end career with victory
It's been five years since Jason Saal last lived near his daughter full time. He's not going to make it six.

Goalie longs to end career with victory
It's been five years since Jason Saal last lived near his daughter full time. He's not going to make it six.

Lynx Gamenight
Augusta at Gwinnett

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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.

Crime prompts call for leaders
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Murder, gunplay, violence, drugs and all kinds of other crimes scream from the streets of Savannah, but what is silent are the voices of black leaders, Mayor Otis Johnson said Thursday.

Man sought in pest-control scam

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Man sought in pest-control scam
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man for questioning in a case in which two men posing as pest-control workers scammed an elderly Augusta woman out of money.

Across the area

Disabled to benefit from new policies

Kid of the Day

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.

U.S. senators fight closing of lab at SRS

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.

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.

Kid of the Day
Felix Booker is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Research to aid other countries

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

Taylor questions voter ID proposal
ATLANTA - The state's top Democrat on Friday asked Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue to hold off on any plans to sign into law a controversial bill that would require Georgians to show a photo ID in order to vote.

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.

Taylor questions voter ID proposal
ATLANTA - The state's top Democrat on Friday asked Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue to hold off on any plans to sign into law a controversial bill that would require Georgians to show a photo ID in order to vote.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A man who spent 13 years in prison before the state Supreme Court overturned his conviction for killing a pawnshop owner has sued the Lauren's County Sheriff's Office, the former sheriff and a former investigator.

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.

Research to aid other countries
Chris Stallman laughs at the old joke that golf doesn't count as intense exercise if you're playing it right.

Kid of the Day
Felix Booker is today's Kid of the Day.

Coach to pay camp debts

Columbia County considers recycling plan
An idea that's more than 2 years old is being recycled into a plan that Columbia County officials say could offer some recycling drop-off areas for residents.

Man sought in pest-control scam
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man for questioning in a case in which two men posing as pest-control workers scammed an elderly Augusta woman out of money.

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

Police look into 3 shootings
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have been investigating three shooting incidents in the county starting Thursday afternoon and ending early Friday morning.

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.

U.S. senators fight closing of lab at SRS
The U.S. Energy Department's plan to eliminate funding for the 54-year-old Savannah River Ecology Lab is meeting opposition from U.S. senators and members of Congress on both sides of the Savannah River.

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U.S. senators fight closing of lab at SRS
The U.S. Energy Department's plan to eliminate funding for the 54-year-old Savannah River Ecology Lab is meeting opposition from U.S. senators and members of Congress on both sides of the Savannah River.

Taylor questions voter ID proposal

Crime prompts call for leaders
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Murder, gunplay, violence, drugs and all kinds of other crimes scream from the streets of Savannah, but what is silent are the voices of black leaders, Mayor Otis Johnson said Thursday.

Research uncovers Conversation Club

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

County spends budget on gas

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.

I-20 crash kills Martinez man, injures 4

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

Georgia tax collections surge in March

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Fans find refuge during rain delay

Across the area
A private security officer was injured Friday when she was struck by a car in an Augusta National Golf Club parking lot near Gate 6, according to Richmond County sheriff's Deputy William McCarty.

Lottery thefts link to suspects

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.

Immigrants keep German culture alive

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

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A man who spent 13 years in prison before the state Supreme Court overturned his conviction for killing a pawnshop owner has sued the Lauren's County Sheriff's Office, the former sheriff and a former investigator.

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.

Work earns student nod

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A flight student who remains "a person of interest" has been found in the United Kingdom, the FBI said Friday.

Collection of works earned writer fame

Coach to pay camp debts
ATHENS, Ga. - Fired University of Georgia cheerleading coach Marilou Braswell will pay the university the money she owes from a 2004 summer cheerleading camp, Mrs. Braswell said Thursday in a written statement, reversing her earlier decision to hold the money until her wrongful-termination lawsuit is decided.

Sailors of the year selected from Kings Bay

Research uncovers Conversation Club
They came from diverse backgrounds - industry, politics, even professional baseball - and they gathered at Augusta's Bon Air Hotel each spring, lured by warm weather, golf and intellectual discussions.

News you can use

Disabled to benefit from new policies
Special-education teachers should be breathing a sigh of relief this week.

Black community links learning, religion
For James Carter, the historic heartbeat of Augusta's black community can still be heard on the southwest corner of 12th and Reynolds streets.

Columbia County considers recycling plan

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Crime prompts call for leaders

Research uncovers Conversation Club
They came from diverse backgrounds - industry, politics, even professional baseball - and they gathered at Augusta's Bon Air Hotel each spring, lured by warm weather, golf and intellectual discussions.

Coach to pay camp debts
ATHENS, Ga. - Fired University of Georgia cheerleading coach Marilou Braswell will pay the university the money she owes from a 2004 summer cheerleading camp, Mrs. Braswell said Thursday in a written statement, reversing her earlier decision to hold the money until her wrongful-termination lawsuit is decided.

Disabled to benefit from new policies
Special-education teachers should be breathing a sigh of relief this week.

Research to aid other countries
Chris Stallman laughs at the old joke that golf doesn't count as intense exercise if you're playing it right.

Across the area
A private security officer was injured Friday when she was struck by a car in an Augusta National Golf Club parking lot near Gate 6, according to Richmond County sheriff's Deputy William McCarty.

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.

Columbia County considers recycling plan
An idea that's more than 2 years old is being recycled into a plan that Columbia County officials say could offer some recycling drop-off areas for residents.

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

Across South Carolina

Science will be added to exit test for seniors

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.

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'

And the next Oscar host is... Billy, Ellen, Dave?

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.

And the next Oscar host is... Billy, Ellen, Dave?
LOS ANGELES - Wanted: Oscar host able to get laughs from star-studded in-house audience, keep at-home viewers glued to marathon show and mollify network censors.

Hollywood offers a rush of sports tales

And the next Oscar host is... Billy, Ellen, Dave?
LOS ANGELES - Wanted: Oscar host able to get laughs from star-studded in-house audience, keep at-home viewers glued to marathon show and mollify network censors.

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.

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.

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.

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

Jazz albums to be reissued under Koch label

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

Billy Idol is back for more, more, more
NEW YORK - Few musicians can boast the level of success that Billy Idol attained in the '80s and early '90s. Unfortunately, the "live hard and die young" punk rock ethos doesn't come with a middle-age survival guide.

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.

Billy Idol is back for more, more, more
NEW YORK - Few musicians can boast the level of success that Billy Idol attained in the '80s and early '90s. Unfortunately, the "live hard and die young" punk rock ethos doesn't come with a middle-age survival guide.

Billy Idol is back for more, more, more

Crime might not pay after all for incarcerated rappers

Hmiel remains talk of race
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Shane Hmiel remained the focus of controversy Friday at Martinsville, two days after he was fined $10,000 and docked 25 points in the NASCAR Busch Series standings for making an obscene gesture at veteran driver Dale Jarrett.

Hmiel remains talk of race
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Shane Hmiel remained the focus of controversy Friday at Martinsville, two days after he was fined $10,000 and docked 25 points in the NASCAR Busch Series standings for making an obscene gesture at veteran driver Dale Jarrett.

Hmiel remains talk of race

Surging Sixers seeking seventh spot

Raptors defeat Hawks in overtime
TORONTO - Jalen Rose scored 30 points, and the Toronto Raptors handed the Atlanta Hawks their 14th straight loss with a 109-101 overtime victory Friday night.

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

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

Savannah State gets new basketball coach
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Savannah State, coming off an 0-28 season that made it the second winless NCAA Division I team in the last half-century, hired Horace Broadnax as its new coach on Friday.

Savannah State gets new basketball coach
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Savannah State, coming off an 0-28 season that made it the second winless NCAA Division I team in the last half-century, hired Horace Broadnax as its new coach on Friday.

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Jacob Jones    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Reverend Clarence Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Alfred Laumbach    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. William Coleman    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Mr. Albert Maddox, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mamie Evans    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Eva P. Burnett    (BOSTON)

Ms. Karla M. Yearwood    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Marie Garvin    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. McKinley Travis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James R. Murrell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. John R. Smith    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mrs. Eleanor Plummer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mahmudah Qureshi    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. Doc Copes    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
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Ms. Vandar Reynolds    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Blanchard Crawford, Jr.    (APPLING, Ga.)
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Mr. George A. Schweitzer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Reverend Clarence Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Shumake    (POWDER SPRINGS, Ga.)
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Ieshia Lartrice Strother    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mr. William Coleman    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Carl Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John Turner, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Ieshia Lartrice Strother    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mr. James Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Catherine Sheppard    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mr. Thomas Casaday    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James R. Murrell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Henry A. Chavous, Jr.    (ELLABELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Jones Windsor    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Rev. G. Hubert Story, Jr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Eddie Clark    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Clark    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. William Coleman    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Maude Durden    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Emylie Foster    (SAUTEE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Neail Freeman    (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

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

Ieshia Lartrice Strother    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Hacker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John D. Stewart    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ariail Smith    (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Melinda Patterson-Collins    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

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

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Reverend Clarence Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Thomas Casaday (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Vandar Reynolds (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. McKinley Travis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jeanette Blake (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Everett Hillsgrove (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Anthony Daniels (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Shirley Hutto (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Emylie Foster (SAUTEE, Ga.)

Mrs. Melinda Patterson-Collins (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Jacob Jones (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. James M. Penn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Clark (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Elma A. Barnes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eva P. Burnett (BOSTON)

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

Mr. Ariail Smith (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Maude Durden (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mamie Evans (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Eddie Clark (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Mae Smith (BREEZY HILL, S.C.)

Mr. John D. Stewart (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Jones Windsor (EVANS, Ga.)

Reverend Clarence Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Eleanor Plummer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mulherin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Katie Hacker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ieshia Lartrice Strother (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Clark (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Jones Windsor (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John R. Smith (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

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

Mr. Thomas Casaday (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Laumbach (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Shirley Waters (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Shumake (POWDER SPRINGS, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa J. Edwards (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Neail Freeman (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin Strobridge (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Reverend Clarence Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mahmudah Qureshi (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hazel Beckwith (MYERS, Fla.)

Mrs. Louise Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Hacker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Karla M. Yearwood (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Armstrong: Retirement is a possibility

Overtime

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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.

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.

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

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Francisco Garcia will forgo his senior season at Louisville and enter the NBA Draft.

Overtime
Francisco Garcia will forgo his senior season at Louisville and enter the NBA Draft.

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

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.

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

Barnwell coach hit her mark
Barnwell's girls team met head coach Carol Massengale expectations this season.

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

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.

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

Moss becomes inside force in varsity debut
Sydnei Moss didn't waste any time making an impression with the North Augusta varsity team.

Teenager entertains dreams of big business
Silver Bluff High School senior Bobby Davis almost has it all figured out.

Coach provided gift of 'Hope' to team in turmoil
Carlos Hope just gives off a good vibe. That's just not mere opinion. It can be qualified by the fact he's a youth minister in Aiken County.

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

Teenager entertains dreams of big business
Silver Bluff High School senior Bobby Davis almost has it all figured out.

Moss becomes inside force in varsity debut
Sydnei Moss didn't waste any time making an impression with the North Augusta varsity team.

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

Barnwell coach hit her mark
Barnwell's girls team met head coach Carol Massengale expectations this season.

Coach provided gift of 'Hope' to team in turmoil
Carlos Hope just gives off a good vibe. That's just not mere opinion. It can be qualified by the fact he's a youth minister in Aiken County.

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

Book provides pope's views on modern Bible scholarship
Pope John Paul II's latest book ranges widely over such topics as his 1981 scrape with death after an assassin's attack; the history of his Polish homeland; the past horrors of Fascism, Nazism and Communism; and Europe's currently rampant secularism.

Sessions allow members to vent
Catholics who have issues with the church will find a welcome mat out at the Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity.

God's lead sends man to streets for gospel
Bill Adams stood across from the main gate at Augusta National Golf Club on Tuesday and quietly endured the 80-degree heat and the cold shoulder most passers-by gave him.

Sessions allow members to vent
Catholics who have issues with the church will find a welcome mat out at the Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send items to virginia.norton@ augustachronicle.com.

Greg Laurie enlists bands for Harvest crusade
Standing before 50,000 people, evangelist Greg Laurie has one thing on his mind - the lone person in the back row ready to walk out.

Faith Digest
Anyone who lost a baby through miscarriage or stillbirth in the past year is invited to a memorial service at 10 a.m. today at the Holy Innocents Memorial Garden on the grounds of St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road.

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:

Church has parking for golf fans
For one week each April, National Hills Baptist Church converts its lush, green lawn into parking space for golf fans.

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:

Book provides pope's views on modern Bible scholarship
Pope John Paul II's latest book ranges widely over such topics as his 1981 scrape with death after an assassin's attack; the history of his Polish homeland; the past horrors of Fascism, Nazism and Communism; and Europe's currently rampant secularism.

Pastor culls principles to live by for new study Bible
DALLAS - Gene Getz has taught at Moody Bible Institute and Dallas Theological Seminary.

Pastor culls principles to live by for new study Bible
DALLAS - Gene Getz has taught at Moody Bible Institute and Dallas Theological Seminary.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send items to virginia.norton@ augustachronicle.com.

Faith Digest
Anyone who lost a baby through miscarriage or stillbirth in the past year is invited to a memorial service at 10 a.m. today at the Holy Innocents Memorial Garden on the grounds of St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road.

Greg Laurie enlists bands for Harvest crusade
Standing before 50,000 people, evangelist Greg Laurie has one thing on his mind - the lone person in the back row ready to walk out.

Retro bands can make muddled mess of music

'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.

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

'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.

'Daily Show' wins second Peabody for election coverage

Ratings for basic cable networks

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Brad Pitt denies Us Weekly report of romance

Shockley ready to put on show

Shockley ready to put on show
ATHENS, Ga. - D.J. Shockley's wait is over. Not just the three seasons he spent as Georgia's No. 2 quarterback before becoming the starter, but also the more than four months he's waited to get another chance to leave a better impression on Bulldogs fans at Sanford Stadium.

Shockley ready to put on show
ATHENS, Ga. - D.J. Shockley's wait is over. Not just the three seasons he spent as Georgia's No. 2 quarterback before becoming the starter, but also the more than four months he's waited to get another chance to leave a better impression on Bulldogs fans at Sanford Stadium.

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.

Crates of leftover diet food going to food banks

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Sessions allow members to vent

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

Faith Calendar

Pastor culls principles to live by for new study Bible

Faith Digest

Book provides pope's views on modern Bible scholarship

Greg Laurie enlists bands for Harvest crusade