Suzanne Somers is coming to Broadway

Suzanne Somers is coming to Broadway
NEW YORK - Rev up your ThighMaster, Broadway. Suzanne Somers is coming to town.

Suzanne Somers is coming to Broadway
NEW YORK - Rev up your ThighMaster, Broadway. Suzanne Somers is coming to town.

Week off is a chance to look at area's elite
Masters Week brings a sudden halt to school and schedules for most area teams while the world watches golf's elite battle for the green jacket.

Orioles hammer Yankees
BALTIMORE -- Bruce Chen pitched a four-hitter, and Miguel Tejada and Sammy Sosa hit successive homers to spark a seven-run sixth inning that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the New York Yankees 8-1 Friday night.

Orioles hammer Yankees

Week off is a chance to look at area's elite

Week off is a chance to look at area's elite
Masters Week brings a sudden halt to school and schedules for most area teams while the world watches golf's elite battle for the green jacket.

Orioles hammer Yankees
BALTIMORE -- Bruce Chen pitched a four-hitter, and Miguel Tejada and Sammy Sosa hit successive homers to spark a seven-run sixth inning that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the New York Yankees 8-1 Friday night.

Shot lands Texas freshman in Augusta for Masters

Odds and Ends
BEAVER, Okla. - James Pratt has a chip on his shoulder - a cow chip.

Odds and Ends
BEAVER, Okla. - James Pratt has a chip on his shoulder - a cow chip.

Wholphin: Part whale, part dolphin baby in captivity
HONOLULU - The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday.

Wholphin: Part whale, part dolphin baby in captivity
HONOLULU - The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday.

Teen backs car over mother while practicing how to park
MARLBORO, N.J. - A 16-year-old girl who was practicing how to parallel park struck and killed her mother, authorities said.

Wendy's has its hands full with the tale of the finger
SAN JOSE, Calif. -Somewhere out there is a woman, dead or alive, who is missing a well-manicured finger about 11/2 inches long.

Teen backs car over mother while practicing how to park
MARLBORO, N.J. - A 16-year-old girl who was practicing how to parallel park struck and killed her mother, authorities said.

No link between finger found in food and woman who lost digit
LAS VEGAS - Authorities investigating the origin of a finger found in a California bowl of fast-food chili said Thursday they have uncovered no link to a Nevada leopard attack that cost a woman part of her index finger.

Odds and Ends
ITHACA, N.Y. - Not just anybody can say he has a slime-mold beetle named in his honor. But George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald H. Rumsfeld can.

Odds and Ends
ITHACA, N.Y. - Not just anybody can say he has a slime-mold beetle named in his honor. But George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald H. Rumsfeld can.

Rookie has gotten the job done for Atlanta
ATLANTA - Braves rookie Peter Orr hasn't quite reached the celebrity echelon of Celine Dion, Alex Trebek and Wayne Gretzky with the residents in his home country of Canada.

Home runs propel Braves win

Giles anxious for return to Braves lineup
ATLANTA - Marcus Giles can make playing baseball look easy.

Home runs propel Braves win
PHILADELPHIA - The Atlanta Braves' feast or famine offense found itself chowing down again Friday night. A couple of guys who had been essentially starving at the plate - Rafael Furcal and Raul Mondesi - did the most consuming.

Giles anxious for return to Braves lineup
ATLANTA - Marcus Giles can make playing baseball look easy.

Home runs propel Braves win
PHILADELPHIA - The Atlanta Braves' feast or famine offense found itself chowing down again Friday night. A couple of guys who had been essentially starving at the plate - Rafael Furcal and Raul Mondesi - did the most consuming.

Rookie has gotten the job done for Atlanta
ATLANTA - Braves rookie Peter Orr hasn't quite reached the celebrity echelon of Celine Dion, Alex Trebek and Wayne Gretzky with the residents in his home country of Canada.

Braves defeat Phillies
PHILADELPHIA -- Raul Mondesi and Rafael Furcal each hit two home runs, Adam LaRoche added a two-run shot as the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-4 Friday night.

Braves defeat Phillies
PHILADELPHIA -- Raul Mondesi and Rafael Furcal each hit two home runs, Adam LaRoche added a two-run shot as the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-4 Friday night.

Giles anxious for return to Braves lineup

Rookie has gotten the job done for Atlanta

Braves defeat Phillies

Can Apple produce another blockbuster?
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Shares of Apple Computer Inc. sank more than 5 percent early Thursday, despite another quarter of robust profits attributed to sales of its iconic iPod digital music player. The question is looming larger whether the company will be able to follow that blockbuster with another.

Legislation passes making it harder to wipe away debt

Can Apple produce another blockbuster?

Dow has third straight triple-digit loss
NEW YORK - Wall Street suffered its worst day of 2005 and the third straight triple-digit loss for the Dow Jones industrial average Friday amid deepening concerns over economic growth and inflation.

World's financial leaders to review global economy
WASHINGTON - Financial leaders will grapple with expanding debt relief for poor countries and global fallout from high energy prices when the world's economic powers gather and the 184-nation World Bank and International Monetary Fund meet this weekend.

Bush blames China for surge in oil prices
SINGAPORE - Crude futures fell Friday, moving back below the $51 mark, ahead of a meeting where the Group of Seven industrial nations were to discuss the economic impact of soaring energy prices.

Bush blames China for surge in oil prices
SINGAPORE - Crude futures fell Friday, moving back below the $51 mark, ahead of a meeting where the Group of Seven industrial nations were to discuss the economic impact of soaring energy prices.

Theft of retailer information leaves thousands vulnerable
NEW YORK - Data apparently stolen from the popular clothing retailer Polo Ralph Lauren Inc. is forcing banks and credit card issuers to notify thousands of consumers that their credit-card information may have been exposed.

No laws prohibit religion at work
When a worker wants time off for a religious holiday, bosses have to do more than "just say no."

Hoover recalls 636,000 vacuum cleaners
WASHINGTON - Hoover Co. is recalling 636,000 vacuum cleaners after receiving about 250 reports of overheating that caused the handle area to smoke, melt or catch fire.

Demand grows for pilots

Wal-Mart aims to appeal to more upscale customer
NEW YORK - When Teresa McDowell shops at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., she sticks to buying basic household products and groceries, never crossing the aisle to pick up furniture or clothing.

Wal-Mart aims to appeal to more upscale customer
NEW YORK - When Teresa McDowell shops at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., she sticks to buying basic household products and groceries, never crossing the aisle to pick up furniture or clothing.

Legislation passes making it harder to wipe away debt
WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of people who want to wipe out their debts in bankruptcy court would have to work out repayment plans instead under legislation Congress approved Thursday.

Demand grows for pilots
Kerry Wyatt never thought of himself as a pilot, until he went for a flight with a friend.

Hoover recalls 636,000 vacuum cleaners
WASHINGTON - Hoover Co. is recalling 636,000 vacuum cleaners after receiving about 250 reports of overheating that caused the handle area to smoke, melt or catch fire.

No laws prohibit religion at work
When a worker wants time off for a religious holiday, bosses have to do more than "just say no."

Can Apple produce another blockbuster?
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Shares of Apple Computer Inc. sank more than 5 percent early Thursday, despite another quarter of robust profits attributed to sales of its iconic iPod digital music player. The question is looming larger whether the company will be able to follow that blockbuster with another.

World's financial leaders to review global economy

Crude futures rise from near seven-week lows
VIENNA, Austria - Crude prices rose Thursday from near seven-week lows reached after a U.S. government report showed an increase in the country's crude oil and gasoline stocks.

World's financial leaders to review global economy
WASHINGTON - Financial leaders will grapple with expanding debt relief for poor countries and global fallout from high energy prices when the world's economic powers gather and the 184-nation World Bank and International Monetary Fund meet this weekend.

Demand grows for pilots
Kerry Wyatt never thought of himself as a pilot, until he went for a flight with a friend.

Theft of retailer information leaves thousands vulnerable

Jobless claims fall for second straight week
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell by 10,000 last week, the second straight week of improvement, the government reported Thursday.

Industrial output rises 0.3 percent in March

Industrial output rises 0.3 percent in March
WASHINGTON - Output at the nation's factories, mines and utilities rose by 0.3 percent in March despite the first decline in manufacturing activity in six months, the government reported Friday.

Theft of retailer information leaves thousands vulnerable
NEW YORK - Data apparently stolen from the popular clothing retailer Polo Ralph Lauren Inc. is forcing banks and credit card issuers to notify thousands of consumers that their credit-card information may have been exposed.

Intel says dual-core PCs to ship on Monday
SAN JOSE, Calif. - After months of talking up the benefits of single chips with two computing engines instead of one, Intel Corp. said computer makers will start shipping PCs with its "dual-core" microprocessors on Monday.

Legislation passes making it harder to wipe away debt
WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of people who want to wipe out their debts in bankruptcy court would have to work out repayment plans instead under legislation Congress approved Thursday.

Internet's growth, innovation threatens newspapers
SAN FRANCISCO - Craig Newmark already has tormented newspapers by creating a Web site where anyone can post ads at little or no cost, capturing an ever-growing share of the classified advertising market that had been one of the industry's most dependable sources of revenue.

Crude futures rise from near seven-week lows
VIENNA, Austria - Crude prices rose Thursday from near seven-week lows reached after a U.S. government report showed an increase in the country's crude oil and gasoline stocks.

Internet's growth, innovation threatens newspapers
SAN FRANCISCO - Craig Newmark already has tormented newspapers by creating a Web site where anyone can post ads at little or no cost, capturing an ever-growing share of the classified advertising market that had been one of the industry's most dependable sources of revenue.

Intel says dual-core PCs to ship on Monday
SAN JOSE, Calif. - After months of talking up the benefits of single chips with two computing engines instead of one, Intel Corp. said computer makers will start shipping PCs with its "dual-core" microprocessors on Monday.

No laws prohibit religion at work

Dow has third straight triple-digit loss
NEW YORK - Wall Street suffered its worst day of 2005 and the third straight triple-digit loss for the Dow Jones industrial average Friday amid deepening concerns over economic growth and inflation.

Bush blames China for surge in oil prices

Hoover recalls 636,000 vacuum cleaners

Dow has third straight triple-digit loss

Jobless claims fall for second straight week

Internet's growth, innovation threatens newspapers

Jobless claims fall for second straight week
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell by 10,000 last week, the second straight week of improvement, the government reported Thursday.

Intel says dual-core PCs to ship on Monday

Crude futures rise from near seven-week lows

Industrial output rises 0.3 percent in March
WASHINGTON - Output at the nation's factories, mines and utilities rose by 0.3 percent in March despite the first decline in manufacturing activity in six months, the government reported Friday.

Wal-Mart aims to appeal to more upscale customer

Time is taxing, too
There's one good thing about the April tax season. It makes Americans realize how desperately we need a new federal tax system.

Time is taxing, too
There's one good thing about the April tax season. It makes Americans realize how desperately we need a new federal tax system.

Time is taxing, too

Lab must be saved
If the University of Georgia's world-renowned ecological scientist Eugene Odum were still alive today, the U.S. Department of Energy wouldn't dare try to kill funding for the prestigious 54-year-old Savannah River Ecology Lab.

Get tough on polluters
South Carolina's House and Senate have approved an environmental bill that will make it easier to expose and prosecute companies that intentionally break the law. The measure empowers the state grand jury to investigate environmental crimes.

Progress in Iraq
There's still plenty of violence and death in Iraq - yet overall, the attacks and car bombings are declining, according to coalition forces.

Lab must be saved

Lab must be saved
If the University of Georgia's world-renowned ecological scientist Eugene Odum were still alive today, the U.S. Department of Energy wouldn't dare try to kill funding for the prestigious 54-year-old Savannah River Ecology Lab.

The party's over
They're going to stop printing "Get Out of Debt Free" cards in Washington soon.

Progress in Iraq
There's still plenty of violence and death in Iraq - yet overall, the attacks and car bombings are declining, according to coalition forces.

The party's over
They're going to stop printing "Get Out of Debt Free" cards in Washington soon.

Progress in Iraq

The party's over

Augusta should get funky with tribute
Recently, the city of Aberdeen, Wash., most famous for being the childhood home of doomed rocker Kurt Cobain, announced that it would add Come As You Are, the title of one of Mr. Cobain's tunes, to its welcome sign.

Speed warning given to former child star prompts probe
WARWICK, Ga. - The City Council has asked its attorney to investigate the propriety of giving a verbal warning, instead of a speeding ticket, to a former child star of an '80s television series who was driving 45 miles over the speed limit.

Speed warning given to former child star prompts probe
WARWICK, Ga. - The City Council has asked its attorney to investigate the propriety of giving a verbal warning, instead of a speeding ticket, to a former child star of an '80s television series who was driving 45 miles over the speed limit.

People in the News
PARIS - France has honored Bruce Willis, making him an officer in the Order of Arts and Letters, one of the country's top awards for cultural achievement.

Augusta should get funky with tribute
Recently, the city of Aberdeen, Wash., most famous for being the childhood home of doomed rocker Kurt Cobain, announced that it would add Come As You Are, the title of one of Mr. Cobain's tunes, to its welcome sign.

Which celebrity pregnancy would grab headlines?
NEW YORK - Britney Spears is eating for two now, so what other celebrity pregnancy would gobble up the headlines?

Porn star, publisher suing each other over reality show
PHOENIX - "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star" author Jenna Jameson has filed a federal lawsuit to bar her publisher from getting a cut of a proposed reality show featuring the adult film actress.

Augusta should get funky with tribute
Recently, the city of Aberdeen, Wash., most famous for being the childhood home of doomed rocker Kurt Cobain, announced that it would add Come As You Are, the title of one of Mr. Cobain's tunes, to its welcome sign.

People in the News
BOSTON - Alex Rodriguez saved an 8-year-old boy from serious injury when he prevented the youngster from getting hit by a truck.

People in the News
PARIS - France has honored Bruce Willis, making him an officer in the Order of Arts and Letters, one of the country's top awards for cultural achievement.

People in the News
BOSTON - Alex Rodriguez saved an 8-year-old boy from serious injury when he prevented the youngster from getting hit by a truck.

Which celebrity pregnancy would grab headlines?
NEW YORK - Britney Spears is eating for two now, so what other celebrity pregnancy would gobble up the headlines?

Augusta should get funky with tribute
Recently, the city of Aberdeen, Wash., most famous for being the childhood home of doomed rocker Kurt Cobain, announced that it would add Come As You Are, the title of one of Mr. Cobain's tunes, to its welcome sign.

Many teens carrying credit cards - and carrying balances

Let your laptop do the dialing
I COULD BE ANYWHERE - I'm a foreign correspondent. Last month I was in Stockholm, Sweden. Now I'm in Frankfurt, Germany. Next month, who knows?

Corporate world already talking on the Internet

The new telephony: call me on the Internet
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Before business trips, Suneet Tuli used to leave behind a long list of numbers where he could be reached and told important clients to ring him on his cell phone. The routine was cumbersome and cost him about $800 a month in phone bills.

Corporate world already talking on the Internet
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Because their phones speak the language of the Internet, Boeing Corp. engineers can both hear and see each other as they remotely collaborate on projects.

Many teens carrying credit cards - and carrying balances
NEW YORK - The credit card generation is getting younger.

The new telephony: call me on the Internet

Let your laptop do the dialing
I COULD BE ANYWHERE - I'm a foreign correspondent. Last month I was in Stockholm, Sweden. Now I'm in Frankfurt, Germany. Next month, who knows?

Let your laptop do the dialing

Corporate world already talking on the Internet
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Because their phones speak the language of the Internet, Boeing Corp. engineers can both hear and see each other as they remotely collaborate on projects.

The new telephony: call me on the Internet
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Before business trips, Suneet Tuli used to leave behind a long list of numbers where he could be reached and told important clients to ring him on his cell phone. The routine was cumbersome and cost him about $800 a month in phone bills.

Many teens carrying credit cards - and carrying balances
NEW YORK - The credit card generation is getting younger.

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.

Outlook wasn't bad for pair of local fishermen

Outlook wasn't bad for pair of local fishermen
As fishing days go, last Wednesday's outlook wasn't pretty. Cold and strong northeast winds, thick cloud cover and the threat of rain put a damper on things.

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.

Outlook wasn't bad for pair of local fishermen
As fishing days go, last Wednesday's outlook wasn't pretty. Cold and strong northeast winds, thick cloud cover and the threat of rain put a damper on things.

Fishing Tournaments

Sacred Heart's festival has talks, new additions
Starr Ockenga mastered the art of capturing images of people with her camera years ago. After two decades as a professional photographer, however, she was ready for a new muse. She found it in the garden.

Lawn mower's maintenance is vital to machine
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- All winter, your lawn mower waited, waxed and ready for you to fire her up this spring. Wait ñ you don't wax your lawn mower?

Lawn mower's maintenance is vital to machine

Azalea care must persist after bloom
Our azaleas have been magnificent this spring. As most of you know, they were a little later than normal this year, but it was a blessing in disguise because Masters Week was prettier than it has been in several years.

Pocket planting requires less effort
When the quantity of flower plantings gets out of hand, anyone can become a slave to the garden.

Sacred Heart's festival has talks, new additions
Starr Ockenga mastered the art of capturing images of people with her camera years ago. After two decades as a professional photographer, however, she was ready for a new muse. She found it in the garden.

An arbor can provide more than just grapes
What better way to a capture a little bit of sunny Italy in your backyard than with a grape arbor?

Azalea care must persist after bloom
Our azaleas have been magnificent this spring. As most of you know, they were a little later than normal this year, but it was a blessing in disguise because Masters Week was prettier than it has been in several years.

Pocket planting requires less effort
When the quantity of flower plantings gets out of hand, anyone can become a slave to the garden.

Lawn mower's maintenance is vital to machine
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- All winter, your lawn mower waited, waxed and ready for you to fire her up this spring. Wait you don't wax your lawn mower?

Pocket planting requires less effort

Azalea care must persist after bloom

Sacred Heart's festival has talks, new additions

GreenJackets: Horwitz's bat cooking early
Brian Horwitz batted .423 in seven road games to open the Augusta GreenJackets' season.

GreenJackets: Horwitz's bat cooking early
Brian Horwitz batted .423 in seven road games to open the Augusta GreenJackets' season.

GreenJackets swat Gnats
Adam Gardner owes Brian Wilson dinner the next time the Augusta GreenJackets have a day off.

GreenJackets swat Gnats
Adam Gardner owes Brian Wilson dinner the next time the Augusta GreenJackets have a day off.

Australian opens with 62 to take early lead
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Peter Lonard flirted with 59 and finished with a two-stroke lead after Thursday's opening round of the MCI Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Clarke nears scoring record
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Darren Clarke brought a little color to the MCI Classic on Friday - and it wasn't just his mustard yellow pants.

Clarke nears scoring record
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Darren Clarke brought a little color to the MCI Classic on Friday - and it wasn't just his mustard yellow pants.

Haas family adds to Harbour Town history

Australian opens with 62 to take early lead
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Peter Lonard flirted with 59 and finished with a two-stroke lead after Thursday's opening round of the MCI Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Clarke nears scoring record

Haas family adds to Harbour Town history
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jay Haas' dreams of golf success never got this big. After all, when his career started, no one stayed around the PGA Tour long enough to share a tournament spotlight with his son.

Australian opens with 62 to take early lead

Fifth title comes on final hole for Coble
CARROLLTON, Ga. - Augusta's Laura Coble made a 6-foot birdie on the final hole to defeat Evans teenager Alina Lee, 1 up, for her fifth consecutive Georgia Women's Match Play Championship on Friday.

Haas family adds to Harbour Town history
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jay Haas' dreams of golf success never got this big. After all, when his career started, no one stayed around the PGA Tour long enough to share a tournament spotlight with his son.

GreenJackets: Horwitz's bat cooking early

GreenJackets swat Gnats

Shot lands Texas freshman in Augusta for Masters
Earlier this week, a lot of people left Augusta and headed for home with their Masters Tournament memories. John Schaeffer was one of them.

Shot lands Texas freshman in Augusta for Masters
Earlier this week, a lot of people left Augusta and headed for home with their Masters Tournament memories. John Schaeffer was one of them.

Fire causes smoke for morning commute
Puffy white and gray billowing smoke visible to commuters this morning on John C. Calhoun Expressway and River Watch Parkway was caused by a house fire in the city's Harrisburg district, officials said.<

ID for voters is not asking much
I see that Jesse Jackson is once again sticking his nose into Georgia's business. He is working with Georgia's Legislative Black Caucus in Atlanta to form a protest against the voter ID bill that recently passed the Georgia Legislature and could be signed into law by Gov. Sonny Perdue.John Bryan, Wrens

Bigotry mars group's good work
Regarding Allen Brodie's comments to the local media concerning the adoption of a parkway by members of Aiken's gay and lesbian community ("Critic wants cleanup sign gone," April 13):Lisa Hall, Vaucluse, S.C.

Let speakers be heard on campuses
The recent spate of assaults on invited political commentators in college forums is an outrage that is not receiving due attention.Floyd Brown, Evans

Let speakers be heard on campuses

Now, random musings and sarcasm
A few thoughts: Why didn't the media ever show a picture or video of Terri Schiavo that was anywhere near recent?Robert Perry, North Augusta

ID for voters is not asking much
I see that Jesse Jackson is once again sticking his nose into Georgia's business. He is working with Georgia's Legislative Black Caucus in Atlanta to form a protest against the voter ID bill that recently passed the Georgia Legislature and could be signed into law by Gov. Sonny Perdue.John Bryan, Wrens

Nation founded to be Christian
Janet Roberts' letter "Right-wing minority is hijacking us" (March 28) is deceit camouflaged with a veneer of truth.Susan M. Huckaba, Evans

Voter IDs are a necessity nowadays
Regarding Gloria Greenbaum's April 8 letter to the editor stating that the new ID bill is unfair ("Passed ID bill is unfair to many"), I had to restrain myself to keep from laughing. Charles H. Kimbrough, Sylvania

Children deserve second chances
This letter concerns crime in our schools - not to condemn punishment; I believe that if you commit a crime, you must do the time.Ruth Crawford, Augusta

Bigotry mars group's good work
Regarding Allen Brodie's comments to the local media concerning the adoption of a parkway by members of Aiken's gay and lesbian community ("Critic wants cleanup sign gone," April 13):Lisa Hall, Vaucluse, S.C.

ID for voters is not asking much

Bigotry mars group's good work

Let speakers be heard on campuses
The recent spate of assaults on invited political commentators in college forums is an outrage that is not receiving due attention.Floyd Brown, Evans

Affordable housing can be well-designed

Flu virus debacle sheds light on shipping system

Sui style: a little bit flea market and rock 'n' roll

Appliances tap into emotions

Study finds Chinese Internet filters sophisticated

Cigarette lighters now banned from planes

Will LEDs outshine the light bulb?

Affordable housing can be well-designed
PHILADELPHIA -- Ask people who can't afford a house what they want in one, and the answer is clear.

Will LEDs outshine the light bulb?
NEW YORK - If a time traveler from a hundred years ago were to visit a home today, much of the technology would be completely alien. The television, cordless phone and computer would probably leave him flabbergasted.

Cigarette lighters now banned from planes
WASHINGTON - When Mike Metzger tossed his cigarette lighter into the plastic bin at the airport security checkpoint, a Transportation Security Administration screener had words for him.

Living briefs
We're looking for 'Hitchiker's fans The answer is "42" - do you know what the question is?

Cigarette lighters now banned from planes
WASHINGTON - When Mike Metzger tossed his cigarette lighter into the plastic bin at the airport security checkpoint, a Transportation Security Administration screener had words for him.

Sui style: a little bit flea market and rock 'n' roll
NEW YORK - Anna Sui's "look" is Anna Sui's look. "I have a particular eye. Everything around me looks like me, my products look like me, and everything around me looks like my products," says the designer known for a feminine, vintage-inspired style that's just a little bit rock 'n' roll.

Flu virus debacle sheds light on shipping system
Every day, deadly germs are shipped across the country and around the globe, right alongside the books, gourmet foods and birthday presents sent through FedEx and similar couriers.

Style briefs
NEW YORK - The best in beauty over the past year includes Origins Cocoa Therapy Deeply Nourishing Body Butter, John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shine Shock, and Flirt! Rollerblush Portable Blush Papers, according to Cosmetic Executive Women.

Flu virus debacle sheds light on shipping system
Every day, deadly germs are shipped across the country and around the globe, right alongside the books, gourmet foods and birthday presents sent through FedEx and similar couriers.

Sui style: a little bit flea market and rock 'n' roll
NEW YORK - Anna Sui's "look" is Anna Sui's look. "I have a particular eye. Everything around me looks like me, my products look like me, and everything around me looks like my products," says the designer known for a feminine, vintage-inspired style that's just a little bit rock 'n' roll.

Study finds Chinese Internet filters sophisticated
NEW YORK - The Chinese government has become increasingly sophisticated at controlling the Internet, taking a multilayered approach that contributes to precision in blocking political dissent, a report released Thursday finds.

Appliances tap into emotions
CHICAGO -- Since when did we get emotional about our toasters?

Appliances tap into emotions
CHICAGO -- Since when did we get emotional about our toasters?

Affordable housing can be well-designed
PHILADELPHIA -- Ask people who can't afford a house what they want in one, and the answer is clear.

Will LEDs outshine the light bulb?
NEW YORK - If a time traveler from a hundred years ago were to visit a home today, much of the technology would be completely alien. The television, cordless phone and computer would probably leave him flabbergasted.

Study finds Chinese Internet filters sophisticated
NEW YORK - The Chinese government has become increasingly sophisticated at controlling the Internet, taking a multilayered approach that contributes to precision in blocking political dissent, a report released Thursday finds.

Lynx close season on a sour note
The season started with so much promise for the Augusta Lynx. Coach Stan Drulia returned a nucleus of nine players who spent at least part of the 2003-04 season in Augusta, including leading scorer Louis Goulet and top goaltender Jason Saal.

Lynx close season on a sour note
The season started with so much promise for the Augusta Lynx. Coach Stan Drulia returned a nucleus of nine players who spent at least part of the 2003-04 season in Augusta, including leading scorer Louis Goulet and top goaltender Jason Saal.

Lynx close season on a sour note

Study cites decrease in checks in the mail
When the century changed five years ago, Anne Hinton never bothered to order new checks so the years would conveniently begin with a "20" instead of a "19."

First of two parks is ready to open
Columbia County's list of recreational offerings is growing. One of the newest items on the list is Reed Creek Interpretive Park, which will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Sanford visits Aiken business

Four plead guilty to statutory rape
Several young adult men pleaded guilty this week to statutory rape charges. Three of the men admitted their guilt in Richmond County Superior Court on Friday.

Fire causes smoke for morning commute

Sanford visits Aiken business
AIKEN - In the early 1990s, Margaret Holley, the owner of Aiken Office Supply and Book Shop Inc., had three stores in the community.

Gas seller pushes fee to attract businesses
ATLANTA - Atlanta Gas Light wants natural gas users to chip in for the state's recruitment of large companies by paying a new monthly economic development fee.

Across Georgia
NORCROSS - A mother accused of leaving her two boys alone in a home that caught fire has been charged with felony murder, an upgrade from the original involuntary manslaughter charge.

Reasons vary for procrastination
Tax day dawned sunny and bright as procrastinators reluctant to part with their hard-earned money rushed to the post office, the library and their accountant's office to meet the Internal Revenue Service's midnight deadline.

Appeal continues battle to build school
A lawyer representing the Columbia County School Board confirmed Friday that an appeal of a judge's ruling about the bidding procedure to build a new Evans Middle School has been filed with the Georgia Supreme Court.

Mother defends woman's role in arrest

Effort to fund studies of river is nearly done
A $1.8 million capital campaign to establish research programs on the Savannah River is more than 80 percent complete because of private contributions and commitments from local governments.

Students look into their future

News you can use
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Mother defends woman's role in arrest
Dana Putnam's mother stepped forward Thursday to defend her daughter's character after hearing people criticize her interaction with ex-convict and slaying suspect Stephen Stanko.

Across the area
An Augusta legislator's son must wait until at least next week to learn whether he can have bond on a charge of aggravated child molestation.

Insider might be behind rifle theft
The theft of eight air rifles from Hephzibah High School might have been an inside job, authorities said Thursday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A Spartanburg man was executed Friday for the shooting deaths of two Upstate movie theater employees more than 14 years ago.

Insider might be behind rifle theft

Correction
The bridge column in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained an error.

Students view new SAT scores online
Riley Stroman was clearly thrilled about his score on the new SAT. The high school senior checked his results for free over the Internet.

Kid of the Day
Canaan Javaris Jordan is today's Kid of the Day.

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Man threatens judge, police say
An Augusta jail inmate was charged with making terroristic threats after being accused of threatening a Richmond County Superior Court judge after a probation revocation hearing.

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New group aims to clean up
Stacie Adkins says she's eager to head a new organization aimed at keeping Columbia County beautiful.

Pupils admit they threatened teacher

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New you can use
Activities scheduled for today include:

First of two parks is ready to open
Columbia County's list of recreational offerings is growing. One of the newest items on the list is Reed Creek Interpretive Park, which will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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Students view new SAT scores online
Riley Stroman was clearly thrilled about his score on the new SAT. The high school senior checked his results for free over the Internet.

Students look into their future
Dozens of Lakeside High School students milled around the school's commons area Thursday morning to examine the more than 50 booths set up by college recruiters for Columbia County's Spring College Tour.

Sanford visits Aiken business
AIKEN - In the early 1990s, Margaret Holley, the owner of Aiken Office Supply and Book Shop Inc., had three stores in the community.

Memorial marks anniversary of slaying
Today, family and friends will remember a pregnant 29-year-old nurse, daughter and wife who, one year ago today, was abducted and slain.

Appeal continues battle to build school
A lawyer representing the Columbia County School Board confirmed Friday that an appeal of a judge's ruling about the bidding procedure to build a new Evans Middle School has been filed with the Georgia Supreme Court.

Appeal continues battle to build school

Effort to fund studies of river is nearly done
A $1.8 million capital campaign to establish research programs on the Savannah River is more than 80 percent complete because of private contributions and commitments from local governments.

Reasons vary for procrastination

Reasons vary for procrastination
Tax day dawned sunny and bright as procrastinators reluctant to part with their hard-earned money rushed to the post office, the library and their accountant's office to meet the Internal Revenue Service's midnight deadline.

Gas seller pushes fee to attract businesses

New group aims to clean up
Stacie Adkins says she's eager to head a new organization aimed at keeping Columbia County beautiful.

Pageant winner to ride in parade
Fifty-five years ago, Mary Hazel Bell Stoney made history.

Memorial marks anniversary of slaying

Man threatens judge, police say
An Augusta jail inmate was charged with making terroristic threats after being accused of threatening a Richmond County Superior Court judge after a probation revocation hearing.

Across the area
Two Augusta men were arrested in Columbia County on Thursday after police said they were suspects in a drive-by shooting in Appling.

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Officer fatally shoots pit bull
AIKEN - An animal control officer shot and killed an aggressive pit bull terrier Wednesday that had been left unchained in its yard, an official said.

Tips could turn cold case warm
A month after receiving tips in the 3-year-old unsolved death of Daniel "Mack" Smith Jr., Columbia County police say the information provided by callers might lead to a resolution in the case.

Students look into their future
Dozens of Lakeside High School students milled around the school's commons area Thursday morning to examine the more than 50 booths set up by college recruiters for Columbia County's Spring College Tour.

Memo blasts agency leader

Memo blasts agency leader
One way or another, Augusta Recreation Director Tom Beck has some explaining to do.

Kid of the Day

Insider might be behind rifle theft
The theft of eight air rifles from Hephzibah High School might have been an inside job, authorities said Thursday.

Officer fatally shoots pit bull

Study points to parking crisis
A study of Augusta's downtown parking says the city is bound for - yet not actually in the midst of - a parking crisis, the executive director of the Downtown Development Authority said.

Study points to parking crisis

Pupils admit they threatened teacher
AIKEN - Two sixth-graders who threatened to attack an Aiken Middle School teacher with a pocketknife pleaded guilty Thursday to criminal conspiracy.

Coalition will boost technical education
A new partnership between Columbia County manufacturers and educators aims to create a qualified future work force while exciting students about technological careers.

Kid of the Day
Ethan James is today's Kid of the Day.

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Events and activities around town:

Kid of the Day
Ethan James is today's Kid of the Day.

Across Georgia
NORCROSS - A mother accused of leaving her two boys alone in a home that caught fire has been charged with felony murder, an upgrade from the original involuntary manslaughter charge.

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Activities scheduled for today include:

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A Spartanburg man was executed Friday for the shooting deaths of two Upstate movie theater employees more than 14 years ago.

Gas seller pushes fee to attract businesses
ATLANTA - Atlanta Gas Light wants natural gas users to chip in for the state's recruitment of large companies by paying a new monthly economic development fee.

Across the area
An Augusta legislator's son must wait until at least next week to learn whether he can have bond on a charge of aggravated child molestation.

Mother defends woman's role in arrest
Dana Putnam's mother stepped forward Thursday to defend her daughter's character after hearing people criticize her interaction with ex-convict and slaying suspect Stephen Stanko.

Correction
The bridge column in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained an error.

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Kid of the Day
Canaan Javaris Jordan is today's Kid of the Day.

Memorial marks anniversary of slaying
Today, family and friends will remember a pregnant 29-year-old nurse, daughter and wife who, one year ago today, was abducted and slain.

First of two parks is ready to open

Fire causes smoke for morning commute
Puffy white and gray billowing smoke visible to commuters this morning on John C. Calhoun Expressway and River Watch Parkway was caused by a house fire in the city's Harrisburg district, officials said.

Across the area

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -- In the city where political leaders voted almost 145 years ago to secede from the Union, there is talk of secession again.

Kid of the Day

Across the area

Across Georgia

Officer fatally shoots pit bull
AIKEN - An animal control officer shot and killed an aggressive pit bull terrier Wednesday that had been left unchained in its yard, an official said.

New group aims to clean up

Pupils admit they threatened teacher
AIKEN - Two sixth-graders who threatened to attack an Aiken Middle School teacher with a pocketknife pleaded guilty Thursday to criminal conspiracy.

Man threatens judge, police say

Across Georgia
WARWICK- Emmanuel Lewis, the former child star of the '80s television series Webster, got off with a warning for speeding after giving his autograph and posing for a photo with the police officer, officials said.

Correction

Memo blasts agency leader
One way or another, Augusta Recreation Director Tom Beck has some explaining to do.

Students view new SAT scores online

Study points to parking crisis
A study of Augusta's downtown parking says the city is bound for - yet not actually in the midst of - a parking crisis, the executive director of the Downtown Development Authority said.

Across South Carolina

Big boxes could get tax break
AIKEN - When the super-size Kroger grocery store opens later this month in Aiken, the chain will close two of its existing stores, leaving the city with unoccupied retail space.

Effort to fund studies of river is nearly done

Experts offer advice on tax-day stress
Jim Messina knows it is a tough sell for those rushing to file their income taxes today, but he would like them to think of it as a positive experience.

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Across the area
Two Augusta men were arrested in Columbia County on Thursday after police said they were suspects in a drive-by shooting in Appling.

Top 20 Concert Tours

Settlement announced in Rosa Parks-OutKast case
DETROIT - Rosa Parks and Atlanta rap duo OutKast have settled a lawsuit in which the civil rights pioneer accused the group of wrongly using her name in a song title, her guardian said Thursday.

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.

Settlement announced in Rosa Parks-OutKast case

Switchfoot, Crabb family big winners at Dove awards

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.

Settlement announced in Rosa Parks-OutKast case
DETROIT - Rosa Parks and Atlanta rap duo OutKast have settled a lawsuit in which the civil rights pioneer accused the group of wrongly using her name in a song title, her guardian said Thursday.

Switchfoot, Crabb family big winners at Dove awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Christian rock group Switchfoot won artist of the year at Wednesday's Gospel Music Association awards show, one of four honors bestowed on the band during the night.

Switchfoot, Crabb family big winners at Dove awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Christian rock group Switchfoot won artist of the year at Wednesday's Gospel Music Association awards show, one of four honors bestowed on the band during the night.

Wizards celebrate first playoff berth since 1997
WASHINGTON - For years, long-suffering Washington sports fans wondered which drought would end first. When would the woeful Wizards finally make it back to the playoffs? And when would the city finally be home to a major league baseball team again?

Wizards celebrate first playoff berth since 1997
WASHINGTON - For years, long-suffering Washington sports fans wondered which drought would end first. When would the woeful Wizards finally make it back to the playoffs? And when would the city finally be home to a major league baseball team again?

Wizards celebrate first playoff berth since 1997

Owens tired of talking about contract

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Mrs. Grace Williams    (JAMAICA, N.Y.)

Dr. Eugene McManus    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Deborah A. Neubert    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sallie Mae Ferrell    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dotsie Mae Walden    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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Mrs. Sarah Grant (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Lucien A. Larkin IV (LAPLATA, Md.)

Dr. Eugene McManus (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Peggie A. Curry (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Sallie Mae Ferrell (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Lee Colclough (SUMTER, S.C.)

Mr. Harry L. Scott (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Poinsetta Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Eugene McManus (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Campbell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Johnson Davis (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Dotsie Mae Walden (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Sweat (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Norma L. Steed (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Overton, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Askew (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine C. Watson (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil E. Roff, Jr. (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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Overtime

Prep scores

City peddles pedaling attractions

Playes of the Week

Defending champion ousted at Family Circle

Overtime

Playes of the Week
Here are the players of the week:

Overtime
Greenbrier's Miguel Mota signed a letter of intent to run cross country for Troy State on Friday.

Prep scores
Results from Friday's high school games:

City peddles pedaling attractions
For the first time in two years, Augusta is playing host to the premier cycling event in the United States. And the city is doing everything to make sure the event will return in the future.

City peddles pedaling attractions
For the first time in two years, Augusta is playing host to the premier cycling event in the United States. And the city is doing everything to make sure the event will return in the future.

Defending champion ousted at Family Circle
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Defending champion Venus Williams blamed exhaustion for her upset loss Thursday to Tatiana Golovin at the Family Circle Cup.

Overtime
Evans football standout Cheng Ho agreed to play football for Harvard earlier this week.

Overtime
Evans football standout Cheng Ho agreed to play football for Harvard earlier this week.

Prep scores
Results from Friday's high school games:

Defending champion ousted at Family Circle
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Defending champion Venus Williams blamed exhaustion for her upset loss Thursday to Tatiana Golovin at the Family Circle Cup.

Playes of the Week
Here are the players of the week:

Overtime
Greenbrier's Miguel Mota signed a letter of intent to run cross country for Troy State on Friday.

Source: Four more players fail drug tests
NEW YORK - Four players projected to be taken in the middle to low rounds of next week's NFL draft have tested positive for marijuana, a source said.

Vick can't run away from alias
ATLANTA - Michael Vick is considered the fastest quarterback ever to play in the National Football League.

Owens tired of talking about contract
PHILADELPHIA -- Terrell Owens finally found a topic he was tired of talking about - his desire for a new contract.

Owens tired of talking about contract
PHILADELPHIA -- Terrell Owens finally found a topic he was tired of talking about - his desire for a new contract.\r\n

Faith Digest
A FREE HOUR OF DANCE INSTRUCTION WILL START AT 7 TONIGHT before a singles dance opens at 8 p.m. at Westside High School, 1002 Patriots Way.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Hill Baptist celebrates anniversary with events
In the 1920s, Augustans were moving west, as evidenced by many new homes on The Hill and a sprinkling of new churches belonging to Presbyterians, Methodists and Episcopalians, but no Baptists.

Faith Digest
A FREE HOUR OF DANCE INSTRUCTION WILL START AT 7 TONIGHT before a singles dance opens at 8 p.m. at Westside High School, 1002 Patriots Way.

Two books enhance the meaning of Passover
The Bible's Ten Commandments begin with a historical reminder: "I the Lord am your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, the house of bondage."

Seminar has financial lessons
A car loan, a student loan and a credit card balance times two gives new meaning to the expression "something borrowed, something blue."

Plaque reveals church's history dating back to 1870s
Behind the iron gate at First Christian Church on Greene Street is a living link to 19th century philanthropist Emily H. Tubman - the magnolia tree she planted 129 years ago in the courtyard.

Christian group makes changes to attract men
DENVER - A small sign in the Promise Keepers' headquarters reads "70,000" - the number of people the Christian men's organization needs to fill Razorback Stadium in Arkansas for one of its revivals this summer after years of dwindling attendance.

Plaque reveals church's history dating back to 1870s
Behind the iron gate at First Christian Church on Greene Street is a living link to 19th century philanthropist Emily H. Tubman - the magnolia tree she planted 129 years ago in the courtyard.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Surveys show young adults seek spirituality
They are often tarnished with labels such as "self-absorbed" and "materialistic," but young adults are actively engaged with spiritual questions, two new surveys suggest, even if they are not necessarily exploring them through traditional religious practice.

Seminar has financial lessons
A car loan, a student loan and a credit card balance times two gives new meaning to the expression "something borrowed, something blue."

Two books enhance the meaning of Passover
The Bible's Ten Commandments begin with a historical reminder: "I the Lord am your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, the house of bondage."

Christian group makes changes to attract men
DENVER - A small sign in the Promise Keepers' headquarters reads "70,000" - the number of people the Christian men's organization needs to fill Razorback Stadium in Arkansas for one of its revivals this summer after years of dwindling attendance.

Surveys show young adults seek spirituality
They are often tarnished with labels such as "self-absorbed" and "materialistic," but young adults are actively engaged with spiritual questions, two new surveys suggest, even if they are not necessarily exploring them through traditional religious practice.

Americans spend 6.6 billion hours doing their taxes
WASHINGTON - People scurrying to meet Friday's tax deadline might consider this: It's taking you and your fellow Americans 6.6 billion hours to do all that paperwork.

Showtime presents remake of raucous cult comedy
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - A six-foot hookah sits in the middle of the room, a remnant of an orgy a few days before.

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 April 4-10. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

Showtime presents remake of raucous cult comedy

Ratings for basic cable networks

Showtime presents remake of raucous cult comedy
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - A six-foot hookah sits in the middle of the room, a remnant of an orgy a few days before.

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 April 4-10. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

Augusta should get funky with tribute

Speed warning given to former child star prompts probe

People in the News

Augusta should get funky with tribute

Which celebrity pregnancy would grab headlines?

People in the News

UGA's Scott leads SEC by a stroke
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - The University of Kentucky, bol- stered by a 1-under-par round by John Holmes and an even par round by Matt Wells, is the first round leader of the Southeastern Conference Men's Golf Championships, held at the Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside Course on Friday.

UGA's Scott leads SEC by a stroke

UGA's Scott leads SEC by a stroke
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - The University of Kentucky, bol- stered by a 1-under-par round by John Holmes and an even par round by Matt Wells, is the first round leader of the Southeastern Conference Men's Golf Championships, held at the Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside Course on Friday.

USC Aiken gets chance to improve season
Coach Jerry Snyder thinks about his team's season and dwells on the missed opportunities.

USC Aiken gets chance to improve season
Coach Jerry Snyder thinks about his team's season and dwells on the missed opportunities.

TCU's Hyman to be new USC athletic director
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Texas Christian athletic director Eric Hyman is expected to take the same position at the University of South Carolina, The State newspaper reported Friday.

USC Aiken gets chance to improve season

Wholphin: Part whale, part dolphin baby in captivity

Teen backs car over mother while practicing how to park

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Plaque reveals church's history dating back to 1870s

Two books enhance the meaning of Passover

Christian group makes changes to attract men

Faith Calendar

Faith Digest

Surveys show young adults seek spirituality

Seminar has financial lessons