Quake threatens the Pacific Northwest in 'Saving Cascadia'
Doug Lam finds himself trapped on an island that could be washed away at any moment by a deadly tsunami in John J. Nance's timely new thriller, "Saving Cascadia."

Shepherd biography deserves its own 'brass figlagee'
Jean Shepherd is known to moviegoers as the author and narrator of "A Christmas Story," a frequently shown holiday film about a boy who wants and finally gets a Ryder BB gun for Christmas.

New book puts human face on Sunshine Mine disaster
SPOKANE, Wash. - When fire broke out in Idaho's Sunshine Mine in 1972, there was little panic. Miners knew there wasn't much to burn a mile down a wet mine. But deadly carbon monoxide killed 91 men in one of the nation's worst mining accidents.

New book puts human face on Sunshine Mine disaster

'Ireland' a big novel with plenty of stories to tell
"Ireland," Frank Delaney's grand sweep of a novel, is a story about a storyteller - or a "seanchai," to use the Gaelic word for those yarn-spinners who have roamed the "auld sod" since the days of the Druids.

These books have answers to your questions

These books have answers to your questions
Dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases and almanacs are valuable reference tools and chock-full of useful information.

Shepherd biography deserves its own 'brass figlagee'

New book puts human face on Sunshine Mine disaster
SPOKANE, Wash. - When fire broke out in Idaho's Sunshine Mine in 1972, there was little panic. Miners knew there wasn't much to burn a mile down a wet mine. But deadly carbon monoxide killed 91 men in one of the nation's worst mining accidents.

Quake threatens the Pacific Northwest in 'Saving Cascadia'

Quake threatens the Pacific Northwest in 'Saving Cascadia'
Doug Lam finds himself trapped on an island that could be washed away at any moment by a deadly tsunami in John J. Nance's timely new thriller, "Saving Cascadia."

'Ireland' a big novel with plenty of stories to tell

These books have answers to your questions
Dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases and almanacs are valuable reference tools and chock-full of useful information.

Shepherd biography deserves its own 'brass figlagee'
Jean Shepherd is known to moviegoers as the author and narrator of "A Christmas Story," a frequently shown holiday film about a boy who wants and finally gets a Ryder BB gun for Christmas.

'Ireland' a big novel with plenty of stories to tell
"Ireland," Frank Delaney's grand sweep of a novel, is a story about a storyteller - or a "seanchai," to use the Gaelic word for those yarn-spinners who have roamed the "auld sod" since the days of the Druids.

Orioles rally to beat Yanks

Orioles rally to beat Yanks
BALTIMORE - Brian Roberts hit a three-run homer off Tom Gordon to cap a five-run seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the slumping New York Yankees, 7-6 on Saturday.

Mets rally to reel in Marlins
NEW YORK - More than 55,000 fans filed into Shea Stadium to see Pedro Martinez pitch another gem.

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.

Mets rally to reel in Marlins
NEW YORK - More than 55,000 fans filed into Shea Stadium to see Pedro Martinez pitch another gem.

Orioles hammer Yankees

Mets rally to reel in Marlins

Orioles rally to beat Yanks
BALTIMORE - Brian Roberts hit a three-run homer off Tom Gordon to cap a five-run seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the slumping New York Yankees, 7-6 on Saturday.

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.

New year for baseball puts a bit of spring in my step

Walker Rickie Pierce
Bryan and Donna Griswold of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Walker Rickie Pierce Griswold, born March 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kellen Miles Peake
Ray and Gail Peake of Hephzibah are please to announce the birth of their son, Kellen Miles Peake, born on March 31, 2005 at Doctors Hospital of Augusta.

Kellen Miles Peake
Ray and Gail Peake of Hephzibah are please to announce the birth of their son, Kellen Miles Peake, born on March 31, 2005 at Doctors Hospital of Augusta.

Ariana Marie Diggs

Tyler Ryan Mealing
Bryan and Misty Mealing of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Ryan Mealing, born on March 11, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Emery Howard Burnett

Aidan James Berry
Shelley Amerson and James Berry, III are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Aidan James Berry, born February 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jared Jeffrey Poole

Ja'len Vermont Blue
Vasha Blue and Johnny Frazier are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ja'len Vermont Blue, born November 20, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Logan Scott Glover

Brooks Anthony Kramer
Anthony and Robyn Kramer of Evans are please to announce the birth of their son, Brooks Anthony Kramer, born March 30, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Aidan James Berry

Logan Scott Glover
Brad and Ashley Glover of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Logan Scott Glover, born January 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Taylor Renee Spivey

Cameron McKenzie Culver

Tyler Ryan Mealing

Ja'len Vermont Blue
Vasha Blue and Johnny Frazier are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ja'len Vermont Blue, born November 20, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Walker Rickie Pierce

Parker Roland Oliver
Jack and Rolene Oliver of Sardis, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Parker Roland, born February 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He was welcomed home by big sister, Taylor.

Pat'Schan Bre'Aisha Rogers

Kellen Miles Peake

Emery Howard Burnett
Brad and Shannon Burnett of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Emery Howard Burnett, born March 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brooks Anthony Kramer

Taylor Renee Spivey
Brent and Mary Spivey of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Renee, born April 1, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 12:57 p.m., weighed 6 lbs 7 1/2 oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long. Proud grandparents are Janet Mileham of Norris City, Ill., B. Mitchell Wells of Augusta and Hugh and Dorothy Spivey of North Augusta.

Taylor Renee Spivey
Brent and Mary Spivey of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Renee, born April 1, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 12:57 p.m., weighed 6 lbs 7 1/2 oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long. Proud grandparents are Janet Mileham of Norris City, Ill., B. Mitchell Wells of Augusta and Hugh and Dorothy Spivey of North Augusta.

Kelby Orlando Walker

Tyler Ryan Mealing
Bryan and Misty Mealing of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Ryan Mealing, born on March 11, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Ariana Marie Diggs
Joshua and Katrina Diggs of Augusta are please to announce the birth of their daughter, Ariana Marie Diggs, born on March 24, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Jacyle Malik Hines
Jacqueline Crew and Tericas Hines are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jacyle Malik Hines, born March 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Cameron McKenzie Culver
Donna Culver and Freddie Smith are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Cameron McKenzie Culver, born March 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Cameron McKenzie Culver
Donna Culver and Freddie Smith are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Cameron McKenzie Culver, born March 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Carley Jaden Hasty
Jeffrey and Tara Hasty of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Carley Jaden, born February 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 3:45 a.m., weighed 7 lbs and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Tom and Kathy Salley of Martinez, Spike and Karleen Nichols of Augusta and Ronald and Helen Hasty of Clearwater. She was welcomed home by her big brother and sister Bradley and Ashley, who are 9.

Kelby Orlando Walker
Kelby and Kenyanna Walker of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kelby Orlando Walker, born March 22, 2005 at Univeristy Hospital in Augusta.

Olivia Grace Grady
Delmar and Elizabeth Grady of Graniteville are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Grace Grady, born March 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ariana Marie Diggs
Joshua and Katrina Diggs of Augusta are please to announce the birth of their daughter, Ariana Marie Diggs, born on March 24, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Ja'len Vermont Blue

Logan Scott Glover
Brad and Ashley Glover of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Logan Scott Glover, born January 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Parker Roland Oliver

Walker Rickie Pierce
Bryan and Donna Griswold of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Walker Rickie Pierce Griswold, born March 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Olivia Grace Grady

Jared Jeffrey Poole
Jeffrey and Sheri Poole of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jared Jeffrey Poole, born March 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kelby Orlando Walker
Kelby and Kenyanna Walker of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kelby Orlando Walker, born March 22, 2005 at Univeristy Hospital in Augusta.

Pat'Schan Bre'Aisha Rogers
Jacqueccsharta Brooks and Patrick Rogers are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Pat'Schan Bre'Aisha Rogers, born March 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jared Jeffrey Poole
Jeffrey and Sheri Poole of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jared Jeffrey Poole, born March 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Parker Roland Oliver
Jack and Rolene Oliver of Sardis, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Parker Roland, born February 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He was welcomed home by big sister, Taylor.

Olivia Grace Grady
Delmar and Elizabeth Grady of Graniteville are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Grace Grady, born March 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Emery Howard Burnett
Brad and Shannon Burnett of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Emery Howard Burnett, born March 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Pat'Schan Bre'Aisha Rogers
Jacqueccsharta Brooks and Patrick Rogers are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Pat'Schan Bre'Aisha Rogers, born March 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Aidan James Berry
Shelley Amerson and James Berry, III are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Aidan James Berry, born February 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brooks Anthony Kramer
Anthony and Robyn Kramer of Evans are please to announce the birth of their son, Brooks Anthony Kramer, born March 30, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lieber mutes Braves' bats
PHILADELPHIA - It's simple but frustrating math for John Smoltz and the Atlanta Braves.

Lieber mutes Braves' bats
PHILADELPHIA - It's simple but frustrating math for John Smoltz and the Atlanta Braves.

Lieber mutes Braves' bats

Home runs propel Braves win

Braves' notebook
PHILADELPHIA - Raul Mondesi's first real taste of success in an Atlanta uniform bred no complacency for the recently beleaguered Atlanta Braves right fielder.

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.

Braves' notebook

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.

Braves defeat Phillies

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.

Braves' notebook
PHILADELPHIA - Raul Mondesi's first real taste of success in an Atlanta uniform bred no complacency for the recently beleaguered Atlanta Braves right fielder.

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.

Dow has third straight triple-digit loss

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."

Calorie-wary consumers are boosting business for sweetener maker

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.

Business calendar

Intel says dual-core PCs to ship on Monday

On the move

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.

Many teens now have credit cards, balances

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.

Property transfers

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.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for April 1-6. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Industrial output rises 0.3 percent in March

Many teens now have credit cards, balances
NEW YORK - The credit card generation is getting younger.

Internet's growth, innovation threatens newspapers

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Women in Business, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce series; 11:30 a.m., Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; guest speaker Ed Tarver, Destination 2020 - A Vision for Metro Augusta; members $17 at the door; nonmembers $20; R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth Donsbach at 821-1306 or edonsbach@augustagausa.com.

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.

On the move
- Preston Oellerich has joined Innovative Health Strategies as a systems engineer and database administrator. He has five years of industry experience and earned a degree in information technology from the University of South Carolina. Melissa Mancusi has been promoted to the medical consultation company's AWAC Coordinator, a liaison between company medical staffers and third-party administrators. Judi Summers has joined the company as a receptionist. She has eight years of office administration experience.

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.

Calorie-wary consumers are boosting business for sweetener maker
Aspartame, a substance 200 times sweeter than sugar, is one of the world's most widely used artificial sweeteners. The NutraSweet Co.'s plant in east Augusta has produced more of it than anyone else, and it's about to start making more.

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.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for April 1-6. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

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."

Yard sales call for coordination
Q: I have a lot of stuff I want to clear out of my house and garage this spring, and I'm thinking of selling some of it. Can you give me some ideas on preparing for a successful yard sale?

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.

Many teens now have credit cards, balances
NEW YORK - The credit card generation is getting younger.

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.

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Women in Business, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce series; 11:30 a.m., Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; guest speaker Ed Tarver, Destination 2020 - A Vision for Metro Augusta; members $17 at the door; nonmembers $20; R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth Donsbach at 821-1306 or edonsbach@augustagausa.com.

No laws prohibit religion at work

On the move
- Preston Oellerich has joined Innovative Health Strategies as a systems engineer and database administrator. He has five years of industry experience and earned a degree in information technology from the University of South Carolina. Melissa Mancusi has been promoted to the medical consultation company's AWAC Coordinator, a liaison between company medical staffers and third-party administrators. Judi Summers has joined the company as a receptionist. She has eight years of office administration experience.

Calorie-wary consumers are boosting business for sweetener maker
Aspartame, a substance 200 times sweeter than sugar, is one of the world's most widely used artificial sweeteners. The NutraSweet Co.'s plant in east Augusta has produced more of it than anyone else, and it's about to start making more.

Bush blames China for surge in oil prices

At Democratic meeting, GOP almost appears to be the focus

At Democratic meeting, GOP almost appears to be the focus
Everybody got recognized and almost everybody got a commendation, plaque or Yellow Dog Democrat award as the Richmond County Democratic Party honored its elected officials Friday.

At Democratic meeting, GOP almost appears to be the focus
Everybody got recognized and almost everybody got a commendation, plaque or Yellow Dog Democrat award as the Richmond County Democratic Party honored its elected officials Friday.

Tigers show off few changes in scrimmage
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson might have found a new standout receiver in Kelvin Grant during Saturday's spring game, but the Tigers' place-kicking duties could be up for grabs next fall.

Tigers show off few changes in scrimmage

Tigers show off few changes in scrimmage
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson might have found a new standout receiver in Kelvin Grant during Saturday's spring game, but the Tigers' place-kicking duties could be up for grabs next fall.

College football notebook

College football notebook
In Lexington, Ky., Jon Sumrall, a linebacker who started every game for Kentucky last season and led the Wildcats in tackles, is giving up football because of a medical condition, Kentucky coach Rich Brooks said Friday.

College football notebook
In Lexington, Ky., Jon Sumrall, a linebacker who started every game for Kentucky last season and led the Wildcats in tackles, is giving up football because of a medical condition, Kentucky coach Rich Brooks said Friday.

Test rewards program
Newly elected Richmond County school trustee Joe Scott is finding out it's not easy to sell new ideas to the school system. His fellow school board members rejected his proposal to pay pupils for turning in classmates who have weapons or drugs on their person.

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.

Time is taxing, too

Put parents in charge

Making criminals pay
Georgia has just made crime more expensive. For years, the state had a crime victim's restitution law but it was optional and the courts seldom ordered or followed through on it, focusing instead on criminals' conviction and punishment. Now that's about to change.

Put parents in charge
There's a row going on in South Carolina between Gov. Mark Sanford, State School Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum and the state Legislature.

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

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.

Put parents in charge
There's a row going on in South Carolina between Gov. Mark Sanford, State School Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum and the state Legislature.

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

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.

The party's over

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

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.

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.

Let your laptop do the dialing

Security, privacy, reliability among risks of Internet phones
NEW YORK - After four years of pondering, Bruce Stevens is finally ready to buy a service for making phone calls cheaply over 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.

Security, privacy, reliability among risks of Internet phones
NEW YORK - After four years of pondering, Bruce Stevens is finally ready to buy a service for making phone calls cheaply over the Internet.

Security, privacy, reliability among risks of Internet phones

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.

Corporate world already talking on the Internet

VoIP family dials up customer-service nightmare
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Lured by the promise of a low monthly rate for unlimited domestic calls, Sherry Willis jumped at the opportunity to ditch the old phone company in favor of 8x8 Inc.'s Packet8 Internet telephone service.

The new telephony: call me on the Internet

VoIP family dials up customer-service nightmare

Internet phones: A nifty new service, until your line goes dead
NEW YORK - Changing my landline phone service to an Internet telephone provider seemed like a very good idea. Voice over Internet was a lot cheaper, had lots of bells and whistles and offered unlimited long-distance packages that could eliminate that ticking-clock feeling whenever you call someone who lives far away.

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
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.

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?

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.

VoIP family dials up customer-service nightmare
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Lured by the promise of a low monthly rate for unlimited domestic calls, Sherry Willis jumped at the opportunity to ditch the old phone company in favor of 8x8 Inc.'s Packet8 Internet telephone service.

Gailey can't rest for too long
ATLANTA - Chan Gailey left on vacation Saturday afternoon.ATLANTA - Chan Gailey left on vacation Saturday afternoon. And if any college football coach needed to get away for a while, it's Georgia Tech's Gailey.

Gailey can't rest for too long
ATLANTA - Chan Gailey left on vacation Saturday afternoon.ATLANTA - Chan Gailey left on vacation Saturday afternoon. And if any college football coach needed to get away for a while, it's Georgia Tech's Gailey.

Gailey can't rest for too long

GreenJackets roll to sixth straight
Apparently most of Augusta wanted to be part of setting a world record at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Saturday.

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

GreenJackets roll to sixth straight
Apparently most of Augusta wanted to be part of setting a world record at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Saturday.

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

Minor league notebook
A simple foul ball off an ankle in October changed spring training plans for former Greenbrier and USC Aiken baseball player Bradley Key.

Minor league notebook
A simple foul ball off an ankle in October changed spring training plans for former Greenbrier and USC Aiken baseball player Bradley Key.

Lonard bounces back to lead
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Peter Lonard regained the lead in the MCI Heritage on Saturday, shooting 5-under-par 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Darren Clarke, with five-time Harbour Town champion Davis Love III lurking.

Golf roundup
LAS VEGAS - Wendy Ward kept her cool, and her touch around the greens, Saturday for a wire-to-wire win in the Takefuji Classic, her first victory in nearly four years.

Lonard bounces back to lead

College golf roundup

College golf roundup
ST. SIMON'S ISLAND, Ga. - Florida shot 12-over-par 292 in the second round of the 2005 Southeastern Conference men's Golf Championship to take the lead at the Sea Island Golf Club on Saturday.

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.

MCI Heritage notebook

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.

MCI Heritage notebook
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Ted Purdy got a call from his father, Jim, on Friday afternoon congratulating him on making the cut.

Lonard bounces back to lead
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Peter Lonard regained the lead in the MCI Heritage on Saturday, shooting 5-under-par 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Darren Clarke, with five-time Harbour Town champion Davis Love III lurking.

College golf roundup
ST. SIMON'S ISLAND, Ga. - Florida shot 12-over-par 292 in the second round of the 2005 Southeastern Conference men's Golf Championship to take the lead at the Sea Island Golf Club on Saturday.

MCI Heritage notebook
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Ted Purdy got a call from his father, Jim, on Friday afternoon congratulating him on making the cut.

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

GreenJackets roll to sixth straight

GreenJackets swat Gnats

Minor league notebook

New year for baseball puts a bit of spring in my step
"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."

New year for baseball puts a bit of spring in my step
"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."

Let speakers be heard on campuses

Get drastic with sex offenders
I hear "alas" and "too bad" every time a repeat crime is committed by registered sexual predators, when they can't seem to be found and are never where they claim they will be. Curtis Treadway, Aiken, S.C.

Make Willis Augusta's fire chief
In my opinion, Augusta could not find a more experienced and dedicated man than Howard Willis for chief of its fire department.Richard Gantt, Grovetown

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

Make Willis Augusta's fire chief

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

Vets' hospital was wonderful

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

Make Willis Augusta's fire chief
In my opinion, Augusta could not find a more experienced and dedicated man than Howard Willis for chief of its fire department.Richard Gantt, Grovetown

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

Vets' hospital was wonderful
I recently had hernia surgery at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in downtown Augusta. Before my surgery, I was scheduled downtown on two occasions for an extensive pre-op to ensure that I was a viable candidate for my procedure.M. Gerald Wren, Grovetown

Locals slighted in Masters hype
Every year, Augusta gets all dressed up for the almighty Masters Tournament. All areas of Augusta get their streets manicured and their ditches cleaned, and main highways are cleaned to perfection. Menus change their prices, beer goes up a dollar more a bottle and the same steak you bought the week before is now $10 higher - but the excuse is the Masters.Wanda Clack, Augusta

Vets' hospital was wonderful
I recently had hernia surgery at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in downtown Augusta. Before my surgery, I was scheduled downtown on two occasions for an extensive pre-op to ensure that I was a viable candidate for my procedure.M. Gerald Wren, Grovetown

Groomsmen, ushers have different roles

Don't overlook subcontractors in projects

Philadelphia plans Franklin Tricentennial

Family briefs

In pricey London, a 'tenner' can go far

Red wine on light carpet? Help!

Mr. Right came along before I was singled out

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

Hair stylists will exhibit their works

Travel briefs

Hair stylists will exhibit their works
Marvin Hill and Napoleon Scott have found a vocation in their art, a chance to practice their profession and a sense of focus in four minutes.

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.

In pricey London, a 'tenner' can go far
LONDON - London isn't one of the world's bargain destinations, and the feeble U.S. dollar makes it all the more daunting for American visitors.

Don't overlook subcontractors in projects
You thought you cut a deal with a contractor to handle your remodeling project. Nice guy, good references plus some impressive kitchen, bath and bedroom projects.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: I built my home four years ago in accordance with strict county and state energy requirements. My problem is condensation in the crawlspace, along the foundation wall on the north side of the house during the winter months. The moisture is wetting my rim joist, floor joists, insulation, and mud sill. I installed more foundation vents, but this hasn't helped. Do you have any suggestions? -- Stephen

Red wine on light carpet? Help!
You've just installed new light-colored wall-to-wall carpeting. Then you or a guest spills red wine on this cherished new purchase.

Red wine on light carpet? Help!
You've just installed new light-colored wall-to-wall carpeting. Then you or a guest spills red wine on this cherished new purchase.

In pricey London, a 'tenner' can go far
LONDON - London isn't one of the world's bargain destinations, and the feeble U.S. dollar makes it all the more daunting for American visitors.

Philadelphia plans Franklin Tricentennial
"I begin to be almost sorry I was born so soon, since I cannot have the happiness of knowing what will be known a hundred years hence." Benjamin Franklin, 1783

Family briefs
NEW YORK - There are so many questions about Passover - "Why do we recline" and Why do we eat unleavened bread," among them - and there are as many answers in the children's picture book "Passover Is Here" (Little Simon).

Philadelphia plans Franklin Tricentennial
"I begin to be almost sorry I was born so soon, since I cannot have the happiness of knowing what will be known a hundred years hence." Benjamin Franklin, 1783

Saying goodbye to drab
When Daniel and Michelle Derrick moved into their Edgefield County home five years ago, Mrs. Derrick could see beyond its faults.

Mr. Right came along before I was singled out
When does a hope chest become a hopeless chest? For me it happened on my 42nd birthday. I'd been single for 20-plus years, and there wasn't a whiff of a testosterone on my horizon. The last male I'd had a meaningful encounter was the UPS man who asked me to sign for a package.

Living briefs
The Augusta Chronicle is looking for fans of the classic sci-fi satire The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which opens in theaters April 29.

Family briefs
NEW YORK - There are so many questions about Passover - "Why do we recline" and Why do we eat unleavened bread," among them - and there are as many answers in the children's picture book "Passover Is Here" (Little Simon).

Hair stylists will exhibit their works
Marvin Hill and Napoleon Scott have found a vocation in their art, a chance to practice their profession and a sense of focus in four minutes.

Don't overlook subcontractors in projects
You thought you cut a deal with a contractor to handle your remodeling project. Nice guy, good references plus some impressive kitchen, bath and bedroom projects.

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.

Travel briefs
NORFOLK, Va. - Mexico's Ballet Folklorico, the ballet "Giselle," and a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" set in the Roaring '20s are among dozens of performances on the schedule for the Virginia Arts Festival.

Mr. Right came along before I was singled out
When does a hope chest become a hopeless chest? For me it happened on my 42nd birthday. I'd been single for 20-plus years, and there wasn't a whiff of a testosterone on my horizon. The last male I'd had a meaningful encounter was the UPS man who asked me to sign for a package.

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.

Travel briefs
NORFOLK, Va. - Mexico's Ballet Folklorico, the ballet "Giselle," and a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" set in the Roaring '20s are among dozens of performances on the schedule for the Virginia Arts Festival.

Groomsmen, ushers have different roles
Dear Carson: First of all, please explain to me the difference in groomsmen and ushers. My son's friend is having both, of which my son is a groomsman. What are the responsibilities of the groomsmen? - Definition & Distinction

Plan to contrast fact, fiction in Twain's hometown
HANNIBAL, Mo. - He was "ignorant, unwashed, insufficiently fed; but he had as good a heart as ever any boy had."

Groomsmen, ushers have different roles
Dear Carson: First of all, please explain to me the difference in groomsmen and ushers. My son's friend is having both, of which my son is a groomsman. What are the responsibilities of the groomsmen? - Definition & Distinction

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

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.

First of two parks is ready to open

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.

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

Dismissed founder to raise funds

Correction

Festival features variety of art vendors, demonstrators

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.

Across the area

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.

Laney alumni show school spirit in parade

News you can use

Officials disagree on tariff to China

Kid of the Day

Armstrong brings prestige in return to Georgia

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.

Assessors fall behind on notices

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Where we live

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

Across South Carolina

Healthy Augusta Expo kicks off cycling event

Land inspection stories differ

Across South Carolina

News you can use

New group aims to clean up

Kid of the day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jahnell Sante Williams.

Kid of the day

Across the southeast
ANNAPOLIS, MD. - A U.S. Naval Academy student found dead earlier this month fell more than 60 feet from his dormitory's fifth-floor ledge, academy officials said.

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

Dismissed founder to raise funds
ATLANTA - Ousted Habitat for Humanity International founder Millard Fuller is starting a new charity to raise money for the home-building group that fired him. But the plan has Habitat executives bristling and could trigger a legal battle over the word "Habitat."

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.

Festival features variety of art vendors, demonstrators
NORTH AUGUSTA - Christy Buchanan's paintings are immune to most debris, including chewing gum, footprints and red wine.

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.

Across the area
An Augusta man said he was robbed early Saturday morning, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report states.

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.

Across Georgia
COLLEGE PARK - An arrest has been made more than two months after the shooting death of a 2-year-old boy in Clayton County.

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

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - Police are continuing their investigation into the deaths of an Horry County couple.

News you can use
Events and activities around town:

News you can use
What to do if you lose your pet

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

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.

Healthy Augusta Expo kicks off cycling event
"Live Strong" yellow wristbands dotted Augusta Common as hundreds of bicycling and fitness enthusiasts enjoyed Saturday's delightful weather at the Healthy Augusta Expo.

Appeal continues battle to build school

Laney alumni show school spirit in parade
To the sound of banging drums, marching feet and joyful shouts, alumni and supporters of Lucy C. Laney Comprehensive High School kicked off Satur- day's Laney Super Reunion parade.

Effort to fund studies of river is nearly done

Officials disagree on tariff to China
AIKEN - Concerns about fair trade with China have led to concerns about the communist country's rapidly growing military.

Students view new SAT scores online

Armstrong brings prestige in return to Georgia
The volunteers are lined up. The signs are out. And Augusta officials are ready for their second grand sporting event in two weeks.

Man threatens judge, police say

Assessors fall behind on notices
Augusta property tax bills might be as slow as Christmas this year. With the forced resignation of Chief Tax Appraiser Sonny Reece in March, there's been revolution in the ranks, and the assessors office has gone back to the old-fashioned way of doing things, interim Chief Appraiser Meg Birkinshaw said.

Across Georgia

Land inspection stories differ
A state biologist is disputing several of the claims made by Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission member Ashby Krouse about a 98-acre tract of land his wife sold to the Department of Transportation that is now the subject of an investigation by the Georgia attorney general's office.

Across the area

Kid of the day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jahnell Sante Williams.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across the southeast
ANNAPOLIS, MD. - A U.S. Naval Academy student found dead earlier this month fell more than 60 feet from his dormitory's fifth-floor ledge, academy officials said.

Rants and Raves
We use Saturday's Rants & Raves to address comments about The Augusta Chronicle.

Dismissed founder to raise funds
ATLANTA - Ousted Habitat for Humanity International founder Millard Fuller is starting a new charity to raise money for the home-building group that fired him. But the plan has Habitat executives bristling and could trigger a legal battle over the word "Habitat."

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

Festival features variety of art vendors, demonstrators
NORTH AUGUSTA - Christy Buchanan's paintings are immune to most debris, including chewing gum, footprints and red wine.

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.

Across the area
An Augusta man said he was robbed early Saturday morning, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report states.

News you can use
Events and activities around town:

Across Georgia
COLLEGE PARK - An arrest has been made more than two months after the shooting death of a 2-year-old boy in Clayton County.

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.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - Police are continuing their investigation into the deaths of an Horry County couple.

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.

News you can use
What to do if you lose your pet

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
We use Saturday's Rants & Raves to address comments about The Augusta Chronicle.

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

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

Healthy Augusta Expo kicks off cycling event
"Live Strong" yellow wristbands dotted Augusta Common as hundreds of bicycling and fitness enthusiasts enjoyed Saturday's delightful weather at the Healthy Augusta Expo.

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.

Laney alumni show school spirit in parade
To the sound of banging drums, marching feet and joyful shouts, alumni and supporters of Lucy C. Laney Comprehensive High School kicked off Satur- day's Laney Super Reunion parade.

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.

Batchelor's trial to begin Monday
AIKEN - The trial of Michael Batchelor, who faces multiple charges related to the deaths of his three sons in a 2002 car crash, is scheduled to start Monday in Aiken County.

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.

Officials disagree on tariff to China
AIKEN - Concerns about fair trade with China have led to concerns about the communist country's rapidly growing military.

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.

Armstrong brings prestige in return to Georgia
The volunteers are lined up. The signs are out. And Augusta officials are ready for their second grand sporting event in two weeks.

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.

Parks' deer could become targets
RUTLEDGE, Ga. - Tom Zalewski was joined by more than just his old golfing buddies when he teed off recently at The Creek, a public golf course in Hard Labor Creek State Park.

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.

Assessors fall behind on notices
Augusta property tax bills might be as slow as Christmas this year. With the forced resignation of Chief Tax Appraiser Sonny Reece in March, there's been revolution in the ranks, and the assessors office has gone back to the old-fashioned way of doing things, interim Chief Appraiser Meg Birkinshaw said.

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.

Exhibit offers look at a record-breaking cyclist
Vincent Casella helped put Augusta on the nation's cycling map long before the sport became popular enough to spawn events such as this week's Tour de Georgia.

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.

Land inspection stories differ
A state biologist is disputing several of the claims made by Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission member Ashby Krouse about a 98-acre tract of land his wife sold to the Department of Transportation that is now the subject of an investigation by the Georgia attorney general's office.

Rants and Raves
We use Saturday's Rants & Raves to address comments about The Augusta Chronicle.

Reasons vary for procrastination

Sanford visits Aiken business

Across the southeast

Spurrier ready to bring excitement to Columbia
The incoming South Carolina athletic director stood in the middle of a stadium filled with nearly 39,000 people watching a fake football game and tried to explain to a national television audience what the biggest headache is for a college administrator.

Spurrier ready to bring excitement to Columbia
The incoming South Carolina athletic director stood in the middle of a stadium filled with nearly 39,000 people watching a fake football game and tried to explain to a national television audience what the biggest headache is for a college administrator.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Settlement announced in Rosa Parks-OutKast case

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.

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.

Newman hopes to turn pole into win
FORT WORTH, Tex. - Ryan Newman went fishing after he won the pole at Atlanta in March. But after winning the pole position for today's Samsung/Radio Shack 500, he did something a little more satisfying: Run 190 mph practice laps around Texas Motor Speedway.

NASCAR notebook
FORT WORTH, Texas - Robby Gordon's frustration started with the season-opening Daytona 500 and it hasn't gotten much better since.

Kahne speeds to victory
FORT WORTH, Texas - Kasey Kahne got past 19-year-old rookie Reed Sorenson just before the final caution and held on the final two laps after the restart for a NASCAR Busch Series win Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Newman hopes to turn pole into win

Kahne speeds to victory
FORT WORTH, Texas - Kasey Kahne got past 19-year-old rookie Reed Sorenson just before the final caution and held on the final two laps after the restart for a NASCAR Busch Series win Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kahne speeds to victory

Newman hopes to turn pole into win
FORT WORTH, Tex. - Ryan Newman went fishing after he won the pole at Atlanta in March. But after winning the pole position for today's Samsung/Radio Shack 500, he did something a little more satisfying: Run 190 mph practice laps around Texas Motor Speedway.

Duhon shoots Bulls past gawks
ATLANTA - With his team trailing by 15 points at halftime, Chicago Bulls coach Scott Skiles figured it was time to fire away in the locker room.

Marbury's shot downs Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After sitting out the final quarter of the New York Knicks' last game, Stephon Marbury made the most of his last-minute opportunity.

Marbury's shot downs Charlotte

Duhon shoots Bulls past gawks
ATLANTA - With his team trailing by 15 points at halftime, Chicago Bulls coach Scott Skiles figured it was time to fire away in the locker room.

Marbury's shot downs Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After sitting out the final quarter of the New York Knicks' last game, Stephon Marbury made the most of his last-minute opportunity.

Duhon shoots Bulls past gawks

Niners have added some intrigue to first choice

Falcons feel need for speedy defense

Owens tired of talking about contract

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More than anything, former Aiken pediatrician Eugene McManus loved caring for children.

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Mrs. Monique Boyce    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Irene E. Craig (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ida Mae Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. James H. Crouch, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jermaine Tillman, Jr. (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Carey NeSmith (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorcas Paschal (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria McCladdy (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James R. Haid, Sr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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Mr. Harry J. Glover (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Royce K. Tanner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Campbell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Adrianna Q. Outing (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Ms. Poinsetta Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sallie Mae Ferrell (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Horace K. Williams (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. James R. Haid, Sr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Horace K. Williams (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Richard A. Hardin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Regina A. Derrick (IRMO, S.C.)

Mr. Miles David (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Grant (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Hiram L. Chavous (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

New proposal on SPLOST is poised to 'splat'
There were no second thoughts when the Augusta commissioners rushed to judgment and approved the city administrator's $472.5 million SPLOST V proposal, and there should be none when taxpayers go to the polls to defeat it.

New proposal on SPLOST is poised to 'splat'
There were no second thoughts when the Augusta commissioners rushed to judgment and approved the city administrator's $472.5 million SPLOST V proposal, and there should be none when taxpayers go to the polls to defeat it.

New proposal on SPLOST is poised to 'splat'
There were no second thoughts when the Augusta commissioners rushed to judgment and approved the city administrator's $472.5 million SPLOST V proposal, and there should be none when taxpayers go to the polls to defeat it.

City peddles pedaling attractions

Prep scores

Overtime

Americans hope to end drought

Overtime

Armstrong is favorite from talented field

Doctor legs it out to find cure for disease

Area sports announcements

Prep scores
Results from Friday's high school games:

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

Americans hope to end drought
BOSTON - It doesn't bother Bill Rodgers that no American runner has won the Boston Marathon in 20 years. What bothers him is that so few of the best ones try.

Armstrong is favorite from talented field
The greatest golfers in the world came to town two weeks ago. Now, the Augusta area will get the opportunity to get an up-close view of one of the world's greatest athletes.

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.

Overtime
In Rome, knives, clubs and a banner were confiscated from fans entering AS Roma's game against Reggina on Saturday, the first high-profile match since Italy adopted tougher steps to curb soccer violence.

Team Shosholoza makes waves
LONG BEACH, Calif. - If it seemed just a little bit wacky two years ago that landlocked Switzerland could win the biggest prize in sailing, it's downright revolutionary that South Africa now is competing for the America's Cup with a racially mixed crew.

Americans hope to end drought
BOSTON - It doesn't bother Bill Rodgers that no American runner has won the Boston Marathon in 20 years. What bothers him is that so few of the best ones try.

Doctor legs it out to find cure for disease
The Boston Marathon is an event unlike any other. This historic race, held on Patriots' Day in the state of Massachusetts, features crowds estimated at upwards of 1.5 million people.

Area sports 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. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Prep scores
Results from Friday's high school games:

Doctor legs it out to find cure for disease
The Boston Marathon is an event unlike any other. This historic race, held on Patriots' Day in the state of Massachusetts, features crowds estimated at upwards of 1.5 million people.

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

Armstrong is favorite from talented field
The greatest golfers in the world came to town two weeks ago. Now, the Augusta area will get the opportunity to get an up-close view of one of the world's greatest athletes.

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.

Overtime
In Rome, knives, clubs and a banner were confiscated from fans entering AS Roma's game against Reggina on Saturday, the first high-profile match since Italy adopted tougher steps to curb soccer violence.

Area sports 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. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

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

Quite a catch
Richard "Buster" Barden's bass is almost more than the 9-year-old can handle.

Hunt calls to disabled outdoorsmen
JACKSON, S.C. - Wayne Hyatt has been blessed with many accomplishments since he lost a leg in a boating accident 26 years ago.

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

Hunt calls to disabled outdoorsmen
JACKSON, S.C. - Wayne Hyatt has been blessed with many accomplishments since he lost a leg in a boating accident 26 years ago.

Outdoors calendar

Quite a catch
Richard "Buster" Barden's bass is almost more than the 9-year-old can handle.

Quite a catch

Hunt calls to disabled outdoorsmen

Trip shows how nation works
Spring break was a wonderful opportunity to take our three boys on an educational adventure to Washington, D.C., where the cherry blossoms were approaching full bloom.

Trip shows how nation works
Spring break was a wonderful opportunity to take our three boys on an educational adventure to Washington, D.C., where the cherry blossoms were approaching full bloom.

Vick 'very happy' despite lawsuit from ex-girlfriend
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Hit in March with a lawsuit which alleges he gave a former girlfriend genital herpes, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick said Saturday he will make it through the embarrassing scandal.

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

Falcons feel need for speedy defense
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Rich McKay entered March hoping to improve the speed of Atlanta's defense, but the Falcons' president and general manager had to be patient.

Falcons feel need for speedy defense
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Rich McKay entered March hoping to improve the speed of Atlanta's defense, but the Falcons' president and general manager had to be patient.

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.

Niners have added some intrigue to first choice
The San Francisco 49ers brought four of the top college prospects in the nation into their boardroom over the past few days.

Niners have added some intrigue to first choice
The San Francisco 49ers brought four of the top college prospects in the nation into their boardroom over the past few days.

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

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

Trip shows how nation works

Spurrier ready to bring excitement to Columbia

Local man's film looks at Savannah in early 1900s
Readers of the 1994 book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil might come away from the experience thinking Savannah, Ga., is populated with con men, drag queens, murderers, society ladies and gigolos who know everything about everyone else.

PBS 'Mystery!' series not your mother's Miss Marple

Local man's film looks at Savannah in early 1900s

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Frank Delano Roosevelt was a doer, a pragmatist with a charming streak as broad as his grin. He was a man of steadfast authority. He was also a target of contempt: An aristocratic man of the people, he was seen by fellow patricians as a traitor to his class.<

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Frank Delano Roosevelt was a doer, a pragmatist with a charming streak as broad as his grin. He was a man of steadfast authority. He was also a target of contempt: An aristocratic man of the people, he was seen by fellow patricians as a traitor to his class.

PBS 'Mystery!' series not your mother's Miss Marple
LONDON - Geraldine McEwan knows that Miss Marple's sensible shoes and cardigans have been filled by such redoubtable actresses as Margaret Rutherford, Angela Lansbury and Joan Hickson.

Local man's film looks at Savannah in early 1900s
Readers of the 1994 book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil might come away from the experience thinking Savannah, Ga., is populated with con men, drag queens, murderers, society ladies and gigolos who know everything about everyone else.

PBS 'Mystery!' series not your mother's Miss Marple
LONDON - Geraldine McEwan knows that Miss Marple's sensible shoes and cardigans have been filled by such redoubtable actresses as Margaret Rutherford, Angela Lansbury and Joan Hickson.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

People in the News

Speed warning given to former child star prompts probe

Georgia's first game of 2005 season will be televised
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia's 2005 season-opening football game against Boise State on Sept. 3 has been set for a 5:30 p.m. kickoff time.

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.

Georgia's first game of 2005 season will be televised

Georgia's first game of 2005 season will be televised
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia's 2005 season-opening football game against Boise State on Sept. 3 has been set for a 5:30 p.m. kickoff time.

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.

South Carolina falls to Vanderbilt
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Ryan Mullins allowed one unearned run in 8 2-3 innings to lead Vanderbilt to a 2-1 victory over South Carolina on Saturday.

South Carolina falls to Vanderbilt
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Ryan Mullins allowed one unearned run in 8 2-3 innings to lead Vanderbilt to a 2-1 victory over South Carolina on Saturday.

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.

Hyman excited about his return

South Carolina spring game draws nearly 40,000 fans
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said it was just typical spring game.

South Carolina falls to Vanderbilt

Hyman excited about his return
COLUMBIA - The University of South Carolina hired Eric Hyman as athletic director Saturday, bringing the former Furman assistant football coach and administrator back to his Palmetto State roots.

South Carolina spring game draws nearly 40,000 fans
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said it was just typical spring game.

Hyman excited about his return
COLUMBIA - The University of South Carolina hired Eric Hyman as athletic director Saturday, bringing the former Furman assistant football coach and administrator back to his Palmetto State roots.

South Carolina spring game draws nearly 40,000 fans

Wholphin: Part whale, part dolphin baby in captivity

Teen backs car over mother while practicing how to park

Odds and Ends

Seminar has financial lessons

Christian group makes changes to attract men

Faith Digest

Faith Calendar

Plaque reveals church's history dating back to 1870s

Two books enhance the meaning of Passover

Surveys show young adults seek spirituality