Evil hides in plain sight in new Anna Pigeon mystery
Nevada Barr's new mystery, "Hard Truth," is a page-turner in the finest sense, with a villain so evil, he'll make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.

Anne Lamott takes on religion, motherhood and Bush
Anne Lamott opens her new book, "Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith," with a lament about the Bush administration. She is deeply fond of Jesus and faith, and she can quote Scripture like a televangelist. But her politics are clearly not Republican.

Evil hides in plain sight in new Anna Pigeon mystery

New novel by U.S. author of British mysteries tests fan limits
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Disgusted. Betrayed. A real slap in the face. Judging from these and similar rants from disgruntled readers of her new novel, mystery writer Elizabeth George has done a very bad thing.

Anne Lamott takes on religion, motherhood and Bush
Anne Lamott opens her new book, "Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith," with a lament about the Bush administration. She is deeply fond of Jesus and faith, and she can quote Scripture like a televangelist. But her politics are clearly not Republican.

Book explores significance of Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone'
One June day, Bob Dylan walked into a New York studio with a hotshot blues guitar player, a virtually unknown keyboardist and a cadre of other musicians to put form to a seven-page poem he had written.

Book explores significance of Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone'
One June day, Bob Dylan walked into a New York studio with a hotshot blues guitar player, a virtually unknown keyboardist and a cadre of other musicians to put form to a seven-page poem he had written.

Anne Lamott takes on religion, motherhood and Bush

Book explores significance of Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone'

Evil hides in plain sight in new Anna Pigeon mystery
Nevada Barr's new mystery, "Hard Truth," is a page-turner in the finest sense, with a villain so evil, he'll make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.

Nationals defeat Marlins in 10 innings

Nationals defeat Marlins in 10 innings
MIAMI - Paul Lo Duca just missed. Jose Guillen got just enough.

Nationals defeat Marlins in 10 innings
MIAMI - Paul Lo Duca just missed. Jose Guillen got just enough.

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.

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.

Cardinals slip by Phillies

Overindulgence easier than saying 'no'

Ella Graceson Reese

Kristopher Wyatt Osborne

Blain Isam Johnson
Gary and Dana Johnson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Blaine Isam, born March 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jordan Christopher Edenfield
G. David and Denise Edenfield of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jordan Christopher, born March 18, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Matthew Thomas Lewis
Rodney and Tammy Lewis of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Thomas, born March 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Blain Isam Johnson
Gary and Dana Johnson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Blaine Isam, born March 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Blain Isam Johnson

Chandley Durand Perry, Jr.
Lakeshia Roney and Chandley Durand Perry are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Chandley Durand, born March 26, 2005 at St, Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Jordan Christopher Edenfield

Ella Graceson Reese
J. David and Denise Reese of Thomson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Graceson, born March 29, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Kristopher Wyatt Osborne
Harry and Kristi Osborne of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kristopher Wyatt, born March 8, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Matthew Thomas Lewis
Rodney and Tammy Lewis of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Thomas, born March 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Kristopher Wyatt Osborne
Harry and Kristi Osborne of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kristopher Wyatt, born March 8, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Jordan Christopher Edenfield
G. David and Denise Edenfield of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jordan Christopher, born March 18, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Chase Michael Jenkins
Deborah Ann Wilson and Ashley Wayne Jenkins are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Chase Michael, born March 28, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Chase Michael Jenkins
Deborah Ann Wilson and Ashley Wayne Jenkins are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Chase Michael, born March 28, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Ella Graceson Reese
J. David and Denise Reese of Thomson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Graceson, born March 29, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Chandley Durand Perry, Jr.
Lakeshia Roney and Chandley Durand Perry are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Chandley Durand, born March 26, 2005 at St, Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Chandley Durand Perry, Jr.

Chase Michael Jenkins

Matthew Thomas Lewis

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.

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.

Jordan gives blast from past
ATLANTA -- He clutched the baseball with both hands, as if it was going to squeeze from his grip and roll away.

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.

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.

Jordan gives blast from past

Braves top Mets

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.

Braves: Thomson terrific in opener

Jordan gives blast from past
ATLANTA -- He clutched the baseball with both hands, as if it was going to squeeze from his grip and roll away.

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

Pair of aces prepare to square off today
ATLANTA -- It's a pitching matchup that has everyone talking. Except the pitchers, that is.

Pair of aces prepare to square off today

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

Pair of aces prepare to square off today
ATLANTA -- It's a pitching matchup that has everyone talking. Except the pitchers, that is.

Best fund portfolio managers have same traits
NEW YORK - A quick scan of the mutual fund world shows few portfolio managers have been able to beat the Standard & Poor's index with any sort of consistency.

Made in Augusta
There's a lot more to this city than golf. Companies in the metro area produce some of the most recognizable products in the world.

Consumer confidence holds steady over past month

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.

On the move
- Brendan Fisher has joined Sherman and Hemstreet LLC as a sales associate. Mr. Fisher, a graduate of Augusta State University, is a licensed real estate agent in Georgia specializing in commercial brokerage and leasing services.

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.

Two companies to buy Adelphia

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.

Razr, design push remake of Motorola's image
CHICAGO - Technology always trumped good looks at Motorola Inc., whose distinguished 77-year resume includes the first car radio, walkie-talkie and cell phone but not a lot of tech beauty prizes.

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.

Get life insurance to aid dependents
Q: Now that I have a family, I'm thinking about the need for life insurance. Do I need more coverage than the amount my insurer provides, and how much is the right amount?

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.

On the move

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.

Life without insurance is risk for older people

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.

Crude prices fall, following drop in gasoline futures

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.

On the move
- Brendan Fisher has joined Sherman and Hemstreet LLC as a sales associate. Mr. Fisher, a graduate of Augusta State University, is a licensed real estate agent in Georgia specializing in commercial brokerage and leasing services.

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.

Best fund portfolio managers have same traits
NEW YORK - A quick scan of the mutual fund world shows few portfolio managers have been able to beat the Standard & Poor's index with any sort of consistency.

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.

Life without insurance is risk for older people
NEW YORK - When Arnaud Durieux needed to get his teeth fixed about six months ago, the freelance Web designer caught a flight from New York to his native France.

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.

Life without insurance is risk for older people
NEW YORK - When Arnaud Durieux needed to get his teeth fixed about six months ago, the freelance Web designer caught a flight from New York to his native France.

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.

Pricey, lengthy effort led to first cell phone
CHICAGO - "The brick" weighed 2 pounds, offered just a half-hour of talk time for every recharging and sold for $3,995.

China items to get tariff

Get life insurance to aid dependents

Jet fuel sales bring in big Masters Week bucks

Best fund portfolio managers have same traits

Pricey, lengthy effort led to first cell phone
CHICAGO - "The brick" weighed 2 pounds, offered just a half-hour of talk time for every recharging and sold for $3,995.

Get life insurance to aid dependents
Q: Now that I have a family, I'm thinking about the need for life insurance. Do I need more coverage than the amount my insurer provides, and how much is the right amount?

Stocks lower as investors take profits

Pricey, lengthy effort led to first cell phone

South of yesteryear is worth keeping

South of yesteryear is worth keeping
One of last week's ranters asked whether it would be possible for The Chronicle to ignore the antics of the Augusta Commission to keep from reinforcing the stereotype that Southerners are stupid.

South of yesteryear is worth keeping
One of last week's ranters asked whether it would be possible for The Chronicle to ignore the antics of the Augusta Commission to keep from reinforcing the stereotype that Southerners are stupid.

Savannah State gets new basketball coach

Getting our lunch eaten
A growing number of our elected leaders appear to be waking up to the fact that a large portion of the sky has, indeed, fallen.

Getting our lunch eaten

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

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

Getting our lunch eaten
A growing number of our elected leaders appear to be waking up to the fact that a large portion of the sky has, indeed, fallen.

Without representation

People in the News
NEW YORK - Although he has chewed tobacco during tasks and thrown tantrums at teammates, young millionaire Chris Shelton was spared by Donald Trump on the latest episode of NBC's "The Apprentice."

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."

Anna Nicole Smith pulls out of seal-killing protest
NEW YORK - Anna Nicole Smith has canceled a trip to Newfoundland to protest the killing of seals because of concerns about safety.

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."

Anna Nicole Smith pulls out of seal-killing protest
NEW YORK - Anna Nicole Smith has canceled a trip to Newfoundland to protest the killing of seals because of concerns about safety.

When do I need life insurance, and how much?
Q. Now that I have a family, I'm thinking about the need for life insurance. Do I need more coverage than the amount my employer provides, and how much is the right amount?

When do I need life insurance, and how much?

When do I need life insurance, and how much?
Q. Now that I have a family, I'm thinking about the need for life insurance. Do I need more coverage than the amount my employer provides, and how much is the right amount?

Fish fixation: Landing the next Sowbelly

Fish fixation: Landing the next Sowbelly
Every angler dreams of catching a new world record bass and eclipsing the incredible 22-pound, 4-ounce fish hoisted from a Georgia lake 73 years ago.

Fish fixation: Landing the next Sowbelly
Every angler dreams of catching a new world record bass and eclipsing the incredible 22-pound, 4-ounce fish hoisted from a Georgia lake 73 years ago.

New attitude improves Archie's play

Coach provided gift of 'Hope' to team in turmoil

Undefeated season nets title for longtime coach

Moss becomes inside force in varsity debut

Barnwell coach hit her mark

Terry gives it her all in Lady Rebels' title march

Teenager entertains dreams of big business

Coach provides lessons for life

Overindulgence easier than saying 'no'
I didn't become a parent until age 41. Because I had time to consider the options, read the literature and take notes at the fatherhood failures of friends, I figured I had it made.

Overindulgence easier than saying 'no'
I didn't become a parent until age 41. Because I had time to consider the options, read the literature and take notes at the fatherhood failures of friends, I figured I had it made.

Rediscover our rich libraries
April 10-16 is National Library Week. I would encourage everyone in Augusta to take a moment during the week to thank our librarians for the wonderful services they provide, and to remind our government officials that libraries provide a vital resource.Peggy Lovelace, Augusta

Bush's schemes costing us money

Let the liberal letter writers have their say, because it's their right
While I certainly understand James Cline's frustration with letter writers from the liberal perspective such as Lowell Greenbaum and Paul and Anne Cook, I totally disagree with his call for hindering their right to speak out ("Banish liberal letter writers," April 5).Kevin Burns, Augusta

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
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

Rediscover our rich libraries

Christian canon has changed

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.

Local exhibit was awe-inspiring
I had the pleasure two weeks ago of visiting Augusta and surrounding areas. The city is a wonder, and my children and I enjoyed everything about our vacation - Sacred Heart Cultural Center; Fort Gordon; viewing where the Masters Tournament is being held; and First Friday.Karen Puente, Homewood, Ill.

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

Rediscover our rich libraries
April 10-16 is National Library Week. I would encourage everyone in Augusta to take a moment during the week to thank our librarians for the wonderful services they provide, and to remind our government officials that libraries provide a vital resource.Peggy Lovelace, 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.

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

Applachian trail: Wilderness, and civilization

Golf car testers work to deliver on safety

Pre-fab homes with modern design twist grow in popularity

Getting the holdouts to try Branson

Get fit on the road

Dubai's faux ski mountain will offer snow in the desert

Fashion Police: Colorful array brightens tour

Designers compete for CFDA womenswear award

Philidelphia provides a trendy music scene

Participants of fantasy golf enjoy competition

Get fit on the road
"No Shoes? No Problem" program, downloaded for free from Wyndham.com or as a DVD for $18. (Proceeds go to Wyndham's Women on Their Way Foundation.)

Pre-fab homes with modern design twist grow in popularity
NEW YORK - Christa Walker's new home was designed by an architect, made of environmentally friendly materials, and will arrive at the lot in just a few pieces - straight from the factory that built it.

Getting the holdouts to try Branson
BRANSON, Mo. - Tourism officials in Branson are focusing on a new group of potential visitors known as "resisters" - people who shun vacationing here because of perceptions about what it has to offer.

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.

Philidelphia provides a trendy music scene
PHILADELPHIA - Visitors to Philadelphia looking for music might think of only two options: the world-class orchestra, or national tours performing in big stadiums.

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.

Golf car testers work to deliver on safety
Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor heat keeps golf car test trackers from their appointed round and round and rounds.

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.

Applachian trail: Wilderness, and civilization
ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, Mass. - It's time to get your bearings. There are miles of woods at your back, and 30 pounds on it - a backpack filled with what you definitely need (food, tent, sleeping bag), and some of what you probably don't (a paperback, that third pair of socks).

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.

Applachian trail: Wilderness, and civilization
ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, Mass. - It's time to get your bearings. There are miles of woods at your back, and 30 pounds on it - a backpack filled with what you definitely need (food, tent, sleeping bag), and some of what you probably don't (a paperback, that third pair of socks).

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.

Pre-fab homes with modern design twist grow in popularity
NEW YORK - Christa Walker's new home was designed by an architect, made of environmentally friendly materials, and will arrive at the lot in just a few pieces - straight from the factory that built it.

Golf car testers work to deliver on safety
Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor heat keeps golf car test trackers from their appointed round and round and rounds.

Participants of fantasy golf enjoy competition
Todd Hamilton's win at the 2004 British Open might have been a shock to some, but somewhere on a fantasy roster he lived up to his potential - and earned a fantasy-leaguer a few points and bragging rights.

Participants of fantasy golf enjoy competition
Todd Hamilton's win at the 2004 British Open might have been a shock to some, but somewhere on a fantasy roster he lived up to his potential - and earned a fantasy-leaguer a few points and bragging rights.

Couple with home on course don't play game
Michael and Gayle Graybill's West Lake home has changed a bit in the 14 years they've lived there, but it remains a great place to entertain.

Fitness trend spurs hotels to accommodate workouts
DALLAS - For Regina Montoya, exercising on the road is a must.

Dubai's faux ski mountain will offer snow in the desert
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - When this city's furnace-like summer gets too hot to bear, folks will cool off at a local resort with tumbling snowflakes, skiing and snowboarding on five trails, and, for those who need a break from the cold, mugs of hot chocolate by the fireplace.

Get fit on the road
"No Shoes? No Problem" program, downloaded for free from Wyndham.com or as a DVD for $18. (Proceeds go to Wyndham's Women on Their Way Foundation.)

Philidelphia provides a trendy music scene
PHILADELPHIA - Visitors to Philadelphia looking for music might think of only two options: the world-class orchestra, or national tours performing in big stadiums.

Getting the holdouts to try Branson
BRANSON, Mo. - Tourism officials in Branson are focusing on a new group of potential visitors known as "resisters" - people who shun vacationing here because of perceptions about what it has to offer.

Dubai's faux ski mountain will offer snow in the desert
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - When this city's furnace-like summer gets too hot to bear, folks will cool off at a local resort with tumbling snowflakes, skiing and snowboarding on five trails, and, for those who need a break from the cold, mugs of hot chocolate by the fireplace.

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.

Saal stellar in his final game
Jason Saal didn't get to start the final game of his career as he thought he would, but coach Stan Drulia let his veteran goalie finish the Augusta Lynx's 3-2 season finale loss against the Gwinnett Gladiators.

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.

Across the area
A worker at a Washington Road area motel told sheriff's deputies that a man robbed him using a drill bit, a police report states.

Lawsuits likely to be filed on voter ID, redistricting

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.

Parents can halt temper tantrums

Lawsuits likely to be filed on voter ID, redistricting
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue's signature isn't the only thing that two of the most controversial bills of the legislative session will need to become law in Georgia.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

Disabled to benefit from new policies

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

Research uncovers Conversation Club

Safe haven sought for unwed pregnant girls
Even as a child growing up in Augusta, Sander White imagined the difficulties associated with becoming a single, teen mother.

Republicans use a little discipline during session
ATLANTA - A hawk killed and proceeded to eat a squirrel on the Capitol lawn the day after the General Assembly finished the first session of complete Republican control in 135 years.

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.

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - A Highway Patrol investigation has cleared a trooper of wrongdoing in a fatal collision that ended a chase of a DUI suspect.

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

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.

State agencies request funding
With some state departments having experienced budget cuts in the past, Columbia County officials have recently been asked to help foot the bill for some expenses at state offices within the county.

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.

Perdue caters to consumers

Across Georgia

Lawsuits likely to be filed on voter ID, redistricting
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue's signature isn't the only thing that two of the most controversial bills of the legislative session will need to become law in Georgia.

News you can use
Entertainment events for this week include:

Republicans use a little discipline during session
ATLANTA - A hawk killed and proceeded to eat a squirrel on the Capitol lawn the day after the General Assembly finished the first session of complete Republican control in 135 years.

Family mourns unsolved killing of 22-year-old
Linda Davis keeps wondering whether her son's killers feel any remorse.

News you can use
The Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens is holding extended hours during Masters. The hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Monday.

Police say man left baby in car
Richmond County sheriff's deputies said they arrested a Jackson man after they found that he had left his 2-month-old daughter alone in his car in downtown Augusta while he was playing pool early Saturday morning.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - The foreman of a jury that acquitted former beauty queen Nicole "Nikki" Redmond of murdering her boyfriend says the panel believed that she was acting in self-defense and that the shooting victim might not have died with quicker medical care.

News you can use
The Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens is holding extended hours during Masters. The hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Monday.

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - The foreman of a jury that acquitted former beauty queen Nicole "Nikki" Redmond of murdering her boyfriend says the panel believed that she was acting in self-defense and that the shooting victim might not have died with quicker medical care.

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.

Kid of the Day
McKenzie Leigh Boyd is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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
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 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.

Parents can halt temper tantrums
When a child throws a temper tantrum, it might be hard to remain calm. Shaking, screaming or spanking by the parent could make the child's outburst only worse, though, says area child-care experts.

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.

Family mourns unsolved killing of 22-year-old
Linda Davis keeps wondering whether her son's killers feel any remorse.

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

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Coach to pay camp debts

Perdue caters to consumers
ATLANTA - Though it might not affect the way he votes, Charles Leggett says Georgia's new anti-spam legislation, supported by Gov. Sonny Perdue, should make his life a little bit easier.

Columbia County considers recycling plan

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - A Highway Patrol investigation has cleared a trooper of wrongdoing in a fatal collision that ended a chase of a DUI suspect.

U.S. senators fight closing of lab at SRS

Across the area
A worker at a Washington Road area motel told sheriff's deputies that a man robbed him using a drill bit, a police report states.

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
McKenzie Leigh Boyd is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area

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.

State agencies request funding

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

Across South Carolina

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Entertainment events for this week include:

Man sought in pest-control scam

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.

Research to aid other countries

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.

Safe haven sought for unwed pregnant girls
Even as a child growing up in Augusta, Sander White imagined the difficulties associated with becoming a single, teen mother.

Crime prompts call for leaders

Principal gets pupils back on track
Principal Wayne Frazier gets the worst troublemakers in town, but you wouldn't know it.

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Republicans use a little discipline during session

Safe haven sought for unwed pregnant girls

Kid of the Day

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.

Perdue caters to consumers
ATLANTA - Though it might not affect the way he votes, Charles Leggett says Georgia's new anti-spam legislation, supported by Gov. Sonny Perdue, should make his life a little bit easier.

Family mourns unsolved killing of 22-year-old

Across the area

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.

State agencies request funding
With some state departments having experienced budget cuts in the past, Columbia County officials have recently been asked to help foot the bill for some expenses at state offices within the county.

Where we live
Tim Larson is the kind of person who could make the average overachiever feel a little lazy.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Parents can halt temper tantrums
When a child throws a temper tantrum, it might be hard to remain calm. Shaking, screaming or spanking by the parent could make the child's outburst only worse, though, says area child-care experts.

Taylor questions voter ID proposal

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Petty Enterprises ready for next phase of plan

Petty Enterprises ready for next phase of plan
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- The mantra at Petty Enterprises hasn't changed in the p ast 15 years. The first goal was to have consistent top-20 finishes, then top-15, then top-10.

Petty Enterprises ready for next phase of plan
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- The mantra at Petty Enterprises hasn't changed in the p ast 15 years. The first goal was to have consistent top-20 finishes, then top-15, then top-10.

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.

Hawks defeat Timberwolves
ATLANTA - Tyronn Lue scored 23 points, including 12 straight in the fourth quarter, and the Atlanta Hawks beat Minnesota 105-98 Saturday night to end a 14-game losing streak and hand the Timberwolves a devastating blow to their dwindling playoff hopes.

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.

Hawks defeat Timberwolves

Hawks defeat Timberwolves
ATLANTA - Tyronn Lue scored 23 points, including 12 straight in the fourth quarter, and the Atlanta Hawks beat Minnesota 105-98 Saturday night to end a 14-game losing streak and hand the Timberwolves a devastating blow to their dwindling playoff hopes.

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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Mr. Alfred L. Laumbach    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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Rev. Amos Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Eddie Clark (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Ruth Jones Windsor (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Hacker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ieshia Lartrice Strother (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gertrude Farmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Freddie Richardson, Jr. (CORONA, N.Y.)

Mrs. Hazel Beckwith (MYERS, Fla.)

Mr. Jackie L. Watts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora Tankersley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Jeanette Gibson-Blake (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Alice Mulherin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. McKinley Travis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Virginia Turner (BUFORD, Ga.)

Mrs. Maude Durden (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Morgan Casaday (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Alfred L. Laumbach (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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Area announcements

Henin-Hardenne to return to Family Circle

Overtime

Overtime

Henin-Hardenne to return to Family Circle
Justine Henin-Hardenne, formerly the top-ranked player in the world, hopes she can have the same impact on the court at the Family Circle Cup as she's had off it.

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

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

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 Amelia Island, Fla., Lindsay Davenport won the first set in 19 minutes and routed Nadia Petrova 6-0, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final of the Bausch & Lomb Championships.

Overtime
In Amelia Island, Fla., Lindsay Davenport won the first set in 19 minutes and routed Nadia Petrova 6-0, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final of the Bausch & Lomb Championships.

Henin-Hardenne to return to Family Circle
Justine Henin-Hardenne, formerly the top-ranked player in the world, hopes she can have the same impact on the court at the Family Circle Cup as she's had off it.

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

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

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

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

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

Coach provides lessons for life
Sometimes basketball provides the perfect chance to teach a life lesson.

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

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.

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.

Coach provides lessons for life
Sometimes basketball provides the perfect chance to teach a life lesson.

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

New attitude improves Archie's play
Josey's Dominique Archie stands 5 inches shy of being 7-feet tall. But the growing he did this year did not involve another trip to the mall for new pants and sneakers.

New attitude improves Archie's play
Josey's Dominique Archie stands 5 inches shy of being 7-feet tall. But the growing he did this year did not involve another trip to the mall for new pants and sneakers.

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

Terry gives it her all in Lady Rebels' title march
Above a wall of lockers in t he Hephzibah girls basketball locker room i s a decade-old caricature of a young Rebels player.

Terry gives it her all in Lady Rebels' title march
Above a wall of lockers in t he Hephzibah girls basketball locker room i s a decade-old caricature of a young Rebels player.

Undefeated season nets title for longtime coach
Wendell Lofton stood before the apex of his coaching life in March at Macon and it didn't show. He channeled his energy inward to focus on his upcoming task.

Undefeated season nets title for longtime coach
Wendell Lofton stood before the apex of his coaching life in March at Macon and it didn't show. He channeled his energy inward to focus on his upcoming task.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Come Friday's tax return deadline, you may be suffering financial loss.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

'Grey's Anatomy' keeps key ABC Sunday time slot
LOS ANGELES - The new ABC drama "Grey's Anatomy," which has proved a strong Sunday night partner for "Desperate Housewives," will keep its time slot and cut short the season for "Boston Legal."

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Come Friday's tax return deadline, you may be suffering financial loss.

Brad Pitt denies Us Weekly report of romance

Anna Nicole Smith pulls out of seal-killing protest

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.

Shockley ready to put on show

Odds and Ends

Book provides pope's views on modern Bible scholarship

Greg Laurie enlists bands for Harvest crusade

Pastor culls principles to live by for new study Bible

Faith Calendar

Faith Digest

Sessions allow members to vent