Book sales soar for new pope
NEW YORK - The selection of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new pope has led to immediate demand for his many books, including "Truth and Tolerance," "Salt of the Earth" and "The Ratzinger Report," a full-length interview from the 1980s.

Lakeside earns historic sweep
Lakeside's Sean Harrell felt lost after a March 19 game against Evans.

Red Sox fan loses season tickets for 2005
BOSTON - The spectator who interfered with New York Yankees right fielder Gary Sheffield had his season tickets for 2005 revoked Monday by the Boston Red Sox.

Lakeside earns historic sweep
Lakeside's Sean Harrell felt lost after a March 19 game against Evans.

Lakeside earns historic sweep

Red Sox fan loses season tickets for 2005

Red Sox fan loses season tickets for 2005
BOSTON - The spectator who interfered with New York Yankees right fielder Gary Sheffield had his season tickets for 2005 revoked Monday by the Boston Red Sox.

Good 'followership' is becoming hard to find

Odds and Ends
MESA, Ariz. - Police tactical units usually don't engage in a lot of monkey business, but one SWAT team wants to add a capuchin monkey to its staff.

Odds and Ends
HAMPTON, Va. - A 75-year-old woman who lay trapped in her bathtub for five days toasted her rescue with a Coke and a cigarette.

Blogger bounced from Disneyland
NEW BOSTON, N.H. - Jim Hill has been expelled from the Happiest Place on Earth. And that makes him... well, unhappy.

Blogger bounced from Disneyland
NEW BOSTON, N.H. - Jim Hill has been expelled from the Happiest Place on Earth. And that makes him... well, unhappy.

Odds and Ends
HAMPTON, Va. - A 75-year-old woman who lay trapped in her bathtub for five days toasted her rescue with a Coke and a cigarette.

Odds and Ends
MESA, Ariz. - Police tactical units usually don't engage in a lot of monkey business, but one SWAT team wants to add a capuchin monkey to its staff.

Kolb's second loss difficult to swallow
HOUSTON -- A week ago, after blowing his first save of the year, Dan Kolb was upset but not dejected. Down, if you will, but not out.

Braves offense is quiet in loss
HOUSTON - The Atlanta Braves scored more than a run for the first time since Friday. Three, to be exact.

Homer puts end to pitching duel

Homer puts end to pitching duel
HOUSTON - In a season that's sure to include a lot of firsts, there's no doubt that Ryan Langerhans will always remember his first career home run.

Kolb's second loss difficult to swallow

Homer puts end to pitching duel
HOUSTON - In a season that's sure to include a lot of firsts, there's no doubt that Ryan Langerhans will always remember his first career home run.

Kolb's second loss difficult to swallow
HOUSTON -- A week ago, after blowing his first save of the year, Dan Kolb was upset but not dejected. Down, if you will, but not out.

Lobbyists see reform as aid to businesses

Adobe to acquire Macromedia
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Combining two of the largest makers of software for creating and delivering digital content, Adobe Systems Inc. said Monday it will acquire Macromedia Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion.

Crude prices rise to $52 a barrel
NEW YORK - Crude prices rallied above $52 a barrel Tuesday, as traders bought contracts to cover earlier commitments made when prices were falling.

Krispy Kreme shares plunge; company will miss filing deadlines
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Shares of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. fell sharply Tuesday, one day after the struggling doughnut chain said it will miss key deadlines for regulatory filings and show mounting losses when it does file the reports.

Newspaper execs discuss Internet's growth
SAN FRANCISCO - Newspapers can transform one of their main financial threats - the Internet - into a lucrative opportunity by pursuing sometimes risky online experiments and partnerships, a group of industry executives said Sunday.

Gasoline prices declined by 4 cents a gallon

Wholesale prices jump 0.7 percent in March
WASHINGTON - Inflation at the wholesale level, propelled by a surge in the price of gasoline and other energy products, shot up 0.7 percent in March, the government reported Tuesday. It was the biggest jump in five months.

Gasoline prices declined by 4 cents a gallon
WASHINGTON - The retail price of gasoline fell by 4 cents last week to average $2.24 a gallon nationwide, the Energy Department reported Monday.

Lobbyists see reform as aid to businesses
ATLANTA - Small-business lobbyists gave a thumbs up to this year's legislative session, during which they saw sweeping changes from civil justice reform to reducing health insurance mandates for employers.

Lobbyists see reform as aid to businesses
ATLANTA - Small-business lobbyists gave a thumbs up to this year's legislative session, during which they saw sweeping changes from civil justice reform to reducing health insurance mandates for employers.

Power costs are questioned

Krispy Kreme shares plunge; company will miss filing deadlines
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Shares of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. fell sharply Tuesday, one day after the struggling doughnut chain said it will miss key deadlines for regulatory filings and show mounting losses when it does file the reports.

Pfizer takes hit; rivals fare better
NEW YORK - Pfizer Inc., the world's biggest drug company, reported Tuesday an 87 percent plunge in first-quarter profits, due partly to its now-withdrawn pain reliever Bextra. It said the drop will drive full-year earnings below its previously announced forecast.

GM sees large quarterly loss
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. reported its deepest quarterly loss in more than a decade - $1.1 billion - as rising health care costs and lackluster response to some new models hammered its North American business.

Race rolls cash into economy

Blockbuster will continue with current strategy
DALLAS - Blockbuster Inc., the nation's largest movie-rental chain, on Monday called criticism from its largest shareholder "inaccurate and potentially misleading," saying it will continue with a strategy aimed at jumpstarting its business.

Blockbuster will continue with current strategy

GameStop to buy Electronics Boutique
GRAPEVINE, Texas - Video game retailer GameStop Corp. said Monday it agreed to acquire rival Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. for $1.44 billion in cash and stock.

Adobe to acquire Macromedia

Perdue opposes benefits as lure
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue, asked Monday about a German automaker's decision not to build a plant on a state-owned megasite near Savannah, said he's not sorry the industrial prospect got away.

Adobe to acquire Macromedia
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Combining two of the largest makers of software for creating and delivering digital content, Adobe Systems Inc. said Monday it will acquire Macromedia Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion.

Gasoline prices declined by 4 cents a gallon
WASHINGTON - The retail price of gasoline fell by 4 cents last week to average $2.24 a gallon nationwide, the Energy Department reported Monday.

Perdue opposes benefits as lure
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue, asked Monday about a German automaker's decision not to build a plant on a state-owned megasite near Savannah, said he's not sorry the industrial prospect got away.

Power costs are questioned
ATLANTA - State utility regulator David Burgess said he has changed his driving habits because he doesn't see gasoline prices dropping any time soon.

Crude prices rise to $52 a barrel
NEW YORK - Crude prices rallied above $52 a barrel Tuesday, as traders bought contracts to cover earlier commitments made when prices were falling.

Race rolls cash into economy
The Dodge Tour de Georgia is bringing bikes, and bucks, to Augusta.

Perdue opposes benefits as lure

Power costs are questioned
ATLANTA - State utility regulator David Burgess said he has changed his driving habits because he doesn't see gasoline prices dropping any time soon.

GameStop to buy Electronics Boutique

Race rolls cash into economy
The Dodge Tour de Georgia is bringing bikes, and bucks, to Augusta.

Wholesale prices jump 0.7 percent in March

Blockbuster will continue with current strategy
DALLAS - Blockbuster Inc., the nation's largest movie-rental chain, on Monday called criticism from its largest shareholder "inaccurate and potentially misleading," saying it will continue with a strategy aimed at jumpstarting its business.

Krispy Kreme shares plunge; company will miss filing deadlines

GameStop to buy Electronics Boutique
GRAPEVINE, Texas - Video game retailer GameStop Corp. said Monday it agreed to acquire rival Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. for $1.44 billion in cash and stock.

Crude prices rise to $52 a barrel

Wholesale prices jump 0.7 percent in March
WASHINGTON - Inflation at the wholesale level, propelled by a surge in the price of gasoline and other energy products, shot up 0.7 percent in March, the government reported Tuesday. It was the biggest jump in five months.

Clemson hires McKinney as women's basketball coach
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Cristy McKinney, the winningest women's basketball coach in Rice history, is now Clemson's coach.

Clemson hires McKinney as women's basketball coach
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Cristy McKinney, the winningest women's basketball coach in Rice history, is now Clemson's coach.

Clemson hires McKinney as women's basketball coach

Remedy for joint pain can be relief
Glucosamine, often recommended for joint pain, is one of the most popular supplements on the market. Considering the health concerns recently associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, I thought it would be worth looking into whether glucosamine lives up to the hype.

Nothing to sneeze at
Some people still believe there's such a thing as a "victimless crime." They put such things as prostitution and private drug use in that category.

Remembering 4-19

Remembering 4-19
Before there was 9-11, there was 4-19 - the Oklahoma City bombing that destroyed the Murrah Federal Building in 1995, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds more.

Remembering 4-19
Before there was 9-11, there was 4-19 - the Oklahoma City bombing that destroyed the Murrah Federal Building in 1995, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds more.

Best come to city again
We Augustans are a fortunate lot. Having just finished hosting the best golfers in the world, we now get to host the world's best bicycle racers, including Lance Armstrong, who'll be chasing his seventh straight - and last - Tour de France title later this year.

Should DeLay go?
U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, is one of those people who are very effective managers within the organization they work for, but do not come across in public as an attractive personality.

Put it out of our misery
For nearly two decades, they've been putting the feeding tube in and pulling it out of the so-called death tax.

People in the News
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray, co-stars of the TV series "One Tree Hill," have tied the knot.

Jackson defense challenges photos of accuser's mother
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson's attorney on Tuesday challenged the authenticity of photographs that appeared to show the mother of the pop star's accuser with severe bruises from an alleged beating by store security guards.

People in the News
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray, co-stars of the TV series "One Tree Hill," have tied the knot.

People in the News
OKLAHOMA CITY - Karl Malden has played a variety of roles in his long career, but his portrayal of characters in Westerns took center stage at the Western Heritage Awards.

People in the News
OKLAHOMA CITY - Karl Malden has played a variety of roles in his long career, but his portrayal of characters in Westerns took center stage at the Western Heritage Awards.

Fed unveils new financial education Web site
WASHINGTON - Ever wonder how a check makes its way from the store to your bank, or where a dollar bill comes from?

Grilled spring pizza is a vegetarian treat
CONCORD, N.H. - Grilling in winter just doesn't make sense to me.

Simple recipes are tasty nod to Earth Day
When Earth Day comes around, there are many ways people pay attention to the unique planet on which we live. That includes thinking about the way we eat and the many interpretations people give to the idea of "good food," and the adjective "natural."

A quick meal made with pasta, ricotta and broccoli rabe
Ricotta cheese is delicious on its own, but this recipe shows it can also work as an ingredient in a variety of dishes. Here, it's a great way to get dinner on the table in 20 minutes, with enough for six servings.

Grilled spring pizza is a vegetarian treat

Rhubarb gived a tart edge to strawberries in an almond cake

Simple recipes are tasty nod to Earth Day

A quick meal made with pasta, ricotta and broccoli rabe

Low-fat slow-roasted beef recipe
A mouthwatering reminder: Beef takes on a new dimension of taste and lusciousness when it's braised in beef stock, as in this dish of slow-roasted boneless chuck. This is one of the most classic and rewarding uses of stock, and the dish's braising liquid is then made into a sauce, further enhancing the rich beef flavor.

Simple recipes are tasty nod to Earth Day
When Earth Day comes around, there are many ways people pay attention to the unique planet on which we live. That includes thinking about the way we eat and the many interpretations people give to the idea of "good food," and the adjective "natural."

Chicken fricassee is a frugal favorite dish
BATON ROUGE, La. - If it was pretty weather, Grandma fixed fried chicken for Sunday lunch. If it was rainy, with a little nip in the air, her family would more likely sit down after church to a plate of chicken fricassee over rice.

Chicken fricassee is a frugal favorite dish
BATON ROUGE, La. - If it was pretty weather, Grandma fixed fried chicken for Sunday lunch. If it was rainy, with a little nip in the air, her family would more likely sit down after church to a plate of chicken fricassee over rice.

Rhubarb gived a tart edge to strawberries in an almond cake
This upside-down almond cake is crowned with two of the quintessential flavors of spring, the puckery-tart flavor of rhubarb, and strawberries' sweetness.

Low-fat slow-roasted beef recipe
A mouthwatering reminder: Beef takes on a new dimension of taste and lusciousness when it's braised in beef stock, as in this dish of slow-roasted boneless chuck. This is one of the most classic and rewarding uses of stock, and the dish's braising liquid is then made into a sauce, further enhancing the rich beef flavor.

Rhubarb gived a tart edge to strawberries in an almond cake
This upside-down almond cake is crowned with two of the quintessential flavors of spring, the puckery-tart flavor of rhubarb, and strawberries' sweetness.

Grilled spring pizza is a vegetarian treat
CONCORD, N.H. - Grilling in winter just doesn't make sense to me.

Low-fat slow-roasted beef recipe

Chicken fricassee is a frugal favorite dish

A quick meal made with pasta, ricotta and broccoli rabe
Ricotta cheese is delicious on its own, but this recipe shows it can also work as an ingredient in a variety of dishes. Here, it's a great way to get dinner on the table in 20 minutes, with enough for six servings.<

GreenJackets remain on fire
There was one play in particular Monday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium that showed fans the type of baseball that the Augusta GreenJackets have played so far this year.

GreenJackets remain on fire
There was one play in particular Monday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium that showed fans the type of baseball that the Augusta GreenJackets have played so far this year.

GreenJackets relievers have a new home
The Augusta GreenJackets bullpen has a new home.

GreenJackets' streak is over
If timing is everything, then the Augusta GreenJackets had nothing Tuesday night.

GreenJackets relievers have a new home
The Augusta GreenJackets bullpen has a new home.

GreenJackets' streak is over
If timing is everything, then the Augusta GreenJackets had nothing Tuesday night.

DQ was Kite's first in 34 years on tour
Tom Kite has had just about every number appear next to his name in 34 years of playing PGA Tour events. However, until Friday, the letters "DQ" had never been seen there.

Upcoming Events

Houston is where it started for Singh

Houston is where it started for Singh
Vijay Singh now has gone three months since his last victory, when he birdied the 18th hole at Waialae and posed with a purple lei around his neck, a trophy in his hands and the No. 1 ranking next to his name.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Houston is where it started for Singh
Vijay Singh now has gone three months since his last victory, when he birdied the 18th hole at Waialae and posed with a purple lei around his neck, a trophy in his hands and the No. 1 ranking next to his name.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

GreenJackets relievers have a new home

GreenJackets remain on fire

GreenJackets' streak is over

NHL, players return to bargaining table

NHL, players return to bargaining table
NEW YORK - The NHL and players' association returned to the bargaining table Tuesday and met for six hours, hoping to build momentum off talks that began two weeks earlier.

NHL, players return to bargaining table
NEW YORK - The NHL and players' association returned to the bargaining table Tuesday and met for six hours, hoping to build momentum off talks that began two weeks earlier.

Amaretto puts a spin on brownies
No matter how great of a cook you are, it's hard to bake brownies better than those made from a mix.

Good 'followership' is becoming hard to find
I need to thank Simon Medcalfe and his MBA class at Brenau University's local campus for sitting still through most of my recent lecture about leadership.

Good 'followership' is becoming hard to find
I need to thank Simon Medcalfe and his MBA class at Brenau University's local campus for sitting still through most of my recent lecture about leadership.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany elected new pope
VATICAN CITY - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, a hard-line guardian of conservative doctrine, was elected the new pope Tuesday evening in the first conclave of the new millennium.

Augusta Lynx coach not returning next season
Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia will not be back for the 2005-06 season, the club announced today.

Tour de Georgia gets under way
First, the Portalet pit stop. Then the wireless communication check. Apply sun block. Fill jersey with nutrition bars.

Plane lands on Washington Road
A small plane made an emergency landing this morning on Washington Road in front of the Martinez Kmart.

Special schools are fine alternative
I thank Dr. Wayne Frazier for his dedication to the charge of being the principal at the alternative school. I also thank God for his journey and for bringing him to see the true purpose for that journey.Shirley Underwood, Hephzibah

Know facts on Bible's evolution

Why DNA tests? Let's get past race
While E. Maner may find it "fascinating, charming, intriguing" etc. to make a blood connection between African-American-European kinship ("Exactly where do our true roots lie?" April 6) - and while such a discovery would probably reveal a very large connection - those of us who are of such a mixed heritage often do not find it as charming as the author of the letter believes it to be.E.M. Frails, Augusta

Senator will help group smear Dems
We, your readers, are impatiently awaiting the reaction of your editorial board concerning Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's decision to participate in a telecast sponsored by the Family Research Council, in which senators of the Democratic Party are portrayed as "people against people's faith."Joaquin Godoy, Aiken, S.C.

Undercover cops belong on buses
After reading your article about monitors on school buses, it's obvious that parents are concerned about the safety of their children, and justifiably so. Ken Manfredi, Evans

Be thankful Stanko was caught
Regarding Dana Putnam's role in the Stephen Stanko case: We have known Dana Putnam since the day she was born. We have watched her grow up into a beautiful, young woman. Frank and Cheryl Andrews, Augusta

Why DNA tests? Let's get past race

Special schools are fine alternative
I thank Dr. Wayne Frazier for his dedication to the charge of being the principal at the alternative school. I also thank God for his journey and for bringing him to see the true purpose for that journey.Shirley Underwood, Hephzibah

Know facts on Bible's evolution
In his letter ("Christian canon has changed," April 9), Harry F. Meyers states that he is devoted to historic and scientific truth. Mel La Pan II, Augusta

Senator will help group smear Dems
We, your readers, are impatiently awaiting the reaction of your editorial board concerning Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's decision to participate in a telecast sponsored by the Family Research Council, in which senators of the Democratic Party are portrayed as "people against people's faith."Joaquin Godoy, Aiken, S.C.

Why DNA tests? Let's get past race
While E. Maner may find it "fascinating, charming, intriguing" etc. to make a blood connection between African-American-European kinship ("Exactly where do our true roots lie?" April 6) - and while such a discovery would probably reveal a very large connection - those of us who are of such a mixed heritage often do not find it as charming as the author of the letter believes it to be.E.M. Frails, Augusta

Be thankful Stanko was caught

Special schools are fine alternative

Senator will help group smear Dems

Gathering for pope was orderly
I must respond to Carl Rafoth's letter "Big crowds for pope were a hazard" (April 18).Kurt Eyrich, Augusta

Columnist needs to learn to forgive
I have some questions and a few comments concerning Dick Yarbrough's column "Olympics were success despite Rudolph's act" (April 16).Heyward Knight, Augusta

Be thankful Stanko was caught
Regarding Dana Putnam's role in the Stephen Stanko case: We have known Dana Putnam since the day she was born. We have watched her grow up into a beautiful, young woman. Frank and Cheryl Andrews, Augusta

Know facts on Bible's evolution
In his letter ("Christian canon has changed," April 9), Harry F. Meyers states that he is devoted to historic and scientific truth. Mel La Pan II, Augusta

Living Briefs

Target stores to clamp down on cold medicines

New research boosts role of vitamin D in fighting cancer

Consumers take to products' pleasing scents

Wildlife cook-off benefits children

CDC: Americans 'getting the wrong idea' on alcohol

Study casts more doubt on the safety of popular pain killers

Health and fitness calendar

Living briefs

Seniors Calendar

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Living Briefs
To benefit the Make-A-wish Foundation, nearly 1,000 Cold Stone Creamery locations will participate in the annual world's largest ice cream cake social fund-raiser from 5-8 p.m. Monday.

Consumers take to products' pleasing scents
Lavender, white tea, rose, ocean breeze, mint: The smell of clean is changing, and sinks, counters, dishes and floors never had it so good. Neither have the noses of those who clean them.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Living briefs
The Southern Hospitality Standard Flower Show will run Friday through Sunday. Entry tags and schedules are available at Parks Pharmacy, Jim Bush Florist or any flower show committee member. Call Martha Claire Farmer at 279-4910 or Sacred Heart Cultural Center at 826-4700 for more information.

New research boosts role of vitamin D in fighting cancer
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Getting enough vitamin D may be a matter of life or death. A provocative new study suggests it plays an important role in surviving lung cancer.

CDC: Americans 'getting the wrong idea' on alcohol
ATLANTA - Seeking to clear up any misconceptions on whether moderate alcohol consumption can lower a risk of heart attacks or strokes, the government on Tuesday cautioned that such drinking may not provide the protection that millions of Americans think it does.

Target stores to clamp down on cold medicines
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Discount retailer Target Corp. will no longer allow unfettered access to cold medicines that are used to make the illegal stimulant methamphetamine.

Living Briefs
To benefit the Make-A-wish Foundation, nearly 1,000 Cold Stone Creamery locations will participate in the annual world's largest ice cream cake social fund-raiser from 5-8 p.m. Monday.

Out with the old pyramid, in with 12 new ones
WASHINGTON - The government on Tuesday discarded its one-size-fits-all food pyramid in favor of 12 different triangle-shaped guides, each geared to people's differing lifestyles and nutritional needs.

CDC: Americans 'getting the wrong idea' on alcohol
ATLANTA - Seeking to clear up any misconceptions on whether moderate alcohol consumption can lower a risk of heart attacks or strokes, the government on Tuesday cautioned that such drinking may not provide the protection that millions of Americans think it does.

Wildlife cook-off benefits children
One of Augusta's biggest annual parties will be held April 30 at Daniel Field, when chefs from across the state along with local outdoorsmen - will square off for the 16th annual Cookin' for Kids wild game and fish competition.

Consumers take to products' pleasing scents
Lavender, white tea, rose, ocean breeze, mint: The smell of clean is changing, and sinks, counters, dishes and floors never had it so good. Neither have the noses of those who clean them.

New research boosts role of vitamin D in fighting cancer
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Getting enough vitamin D may be a matter of life or death. A provocative new study suggests it plays an important role in surviving lung cancer.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Study casts more doubt on the safety of popular pain killers
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Smokers who regularly took certain popular pain killers cut their risk of developing oral cancer but increased their chances of dying from heart-related problems, according to a study that raises fresh questions about the long-term use of Advil, Motrin and Aleve.

Living briefs
The Southern Hospitality Standard Flower Show will run Friday through Sunday. Entry tags and schedules are available at Parks Pharmacy, Jim Bush Florist or any flower show committee member. Call Martha Claire Farmer at 279-4910 or Sacred Heart Cultural Center at 826-4700 for more information.

Metallics weigh in heavy this season
Fashion is heavy into metal this season. From the unconventional metallic pinks and greens to the traditional shimmering silvers and golds, you've probably noticed several famous people going metallic in recent months.

Study casts more doubt on the safety of popular pain killers
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Smokers who regularly took certain popular pain killers cut their risk of developing oral cancer but increased their chances of dying from heart-related problems, according to a study that raises fresh questions about the long-term use of Advil, Motrin and Aleve.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Target stores to clamp down on cold medicines
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Discount retailer Target Corp. will no longer allow unfettered access to cold medicines that are used to make the illegal stimulant methamphetamine.

Tropical styles infuse fashion
Pretend you are Sophia Loren basking in the sunlight of the French Riviera, the most beautiful aqua-blue waves breaking on the shore.

Wildlife cook-off benefits children
One of Augusta's biggest annual parties will be held April 30 at Daniel Field, when chefs from across the state ñ along with local outdoorsmen - will square off for the 16th annual Cookin' for Kids wild game and fish competition.

Boy hit by car dies of injuries

Kid of the Day
Shavonne Jackson is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the Southeast
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Weeks before a deadly grenade attack on his comrades, Sgt. Hasan Akbar attended a camp showing of the movie Apocalypse Now and laughed at a scene of U.S. troops being hit by a grenade, a soldier testified Monday.

Across the area

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Woman will aid girl with reward

Judicial center funds approved
Augusta Commission members approved $80.12 million for a proposed judicial center Tuesday and not one dime for a James Brown Metroplex at Regency Mall.

Teacher worked through her pain

Boy hit by car dies of injuries
A Jefferson County boy died Monday at Medical College of Georgia Hospital as a result of injuries he suffered after being hit by a car last weekend.

Across Georgia

Plea fails to change policies on strays
NORTH AUGUSTA - A Charleston man railed against the community's animal-control policy to city council members Monday night.

College tuition will rise

Leaders look at flag size limit
The American flag might be a symbol of freedom, but in Columbia County it hasn't been free of a size limit.

News you can use
Entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Child protection employees could be hired by year's end

Across Georgia
DECATUR - Authorities are investigating a wreck on Interstate 285 that left two motorcycle riders dead.

Teacher worked through her pain
Teacher Deadra Oliver put her pupils above her pain.

Across South Carolina
GEORGETOWN - Four Georgetown men were killed in a fiery crash early Monday, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.

Plane lands on Washington Road

Across the area
A 29-year-old Augusta man was sentenced to life in prison Monday after pleading guilty to three armed robberies.

Child protection employees could be hired by year's end
ATLANTA - Many of the 500 new caseworkers meant to relieve the strain on the state's embattled child protection agency could be hired by the end of the year, the head of the department that oversees those services said Tuesday.

Across the Southeast
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Weeks before a deadly grenade attack on his comrades, Sgt. Hasan Akbar attended a camp showing of the movie Apocalypse Now and laughed at a scene of U.S. troops being hit by a grenade, a soldier testified Monday.

Trial starts for father of boys killed in crash
AIKEN - Michael Batchelor went on trial Monday, almost three years after his three sons died in a car accident that he survived.

Plea fails to change policies on strays
NORTH AUGUSTA - A Charleston man railed against the community's animal-control policy to city council members Monday night.

Kid of the Day

Act opens island to tour vehicles
CUMBERLAND ISLAND, Ga. - An obstacle restricting access to the north end of Georgia's largest barrier island has been torn down by Congress.

Portable computers ease work of officers
Richmond County sheriff's Deputy Lee Babbitt says his data terminal is handy.

Kid of the Day
Shavonne Jackson is today's Kid of the Day.

Canal's urban segment excites planner
The urban segment of the Augusta Canal has untapped economic potential that could rival the city's riverwalk, a professional planner said Monday during the inaugural meeting of a new Canal Redevelopment Task Force.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany elected new pope
VATICAN CITY - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, a hard-line guardian of conservative doctrine, was elected the new pope Tuesday evening in the first conclave of the new millennium.

Witnesses detail fatal wreck

Tour de Georgia gets under way
First, the Portalet pit stop. Then the wireless communication check. Apply sun block. Fill jersey with nutrition bars.

Churches share gospel with crowds at crusade
Ashley Smith knew God had a plan for her life.

News you can use
Entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Across the area
Eleven people accused of peddling knock-off brand name items at an Augusta flea market were indicted Tuesday.

Canal's urban segment excites planner
The urban segment of the Augusta Canal has untapped economic potential that could rival the city's riverwalk, a professional planner said Monday during the inaugural meeting of a new Canal Redevelopment Task Force.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kidnapping trial begins
Betty Smith knew she was in trouble when her ex-boyfriend pulled a gun as he took the newest Bobby Jones Expressway ramp, she testified Monday.

Across the area
A 29-year-old Augusta man was sentenced to life in prison Monday after pleading guilty to three armed robberies.

News you can use

College tuition will rise
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Students at research institutions such as the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia will see an 8 percent increase in tuition next year, and other state college and university students will see a 5 percent increase after the Board of Regents approves the proposed tuition and budget plan today.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Special interest groups would have to disclose their campaign contributions during all phases of a campaign, including the 45 days preceding elections, under a bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Board adopts rezoning plan to create balanced schools
AIKEN - In an effort to maintain a level playing field among North Augusta's elementary schools, the Aiken County School Board adopted a rezoning plan Tuesday night that will put an equal number of disadvantaged pupils in each of the city's four grade schools.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - Apple Compu- ter Inc. will pay to study a plan to provide 15,800 Apple laptops to Cobb County pupils and teachers, a school spokesman said Tuesday amid questions over whether it's a conflict of interest for the company to fund the study.

Child protection employees could be hired by year's end
ATLANTA - Many of the 500 new caseworkers meant to relieve the strain on the state's embattled child protection agency could be hired by the end of the year, the head of the department that oversees those services said Tuesday.

Across the area
Eleven people accused of peddling knock-off brand name items at an Augusta flea market were indicted Tuesday.

Act opens island to tour vehicles
CUMBERLAND ISLAND, Ga. - An obstacle restricting access to the north end of Georgia's largest barrier island has been torn down by Congress.

College tuition will rise
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Students at research institutions such as the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia will see an 8 percent increase in tuition next year, and other state college and university students will see a 5 percent increase after the Board of Regents approves the proposed tuition and budget plan today.

Police arrest slaying suspect
A Gloverville man still on the run from authorities will face an additional charge in the violent weekend killing of a Beech Island woman.

Double homicide trial could begin in August
An Augusta man accused of committing a double homicide might stand trial in August.

Judicial center funds approved

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Trial starts for father of boys killed in crash
AIKEN - Michael Batchelor went on trial Monday, almost three years after his three sons died in a car accident that he survived.

Woman will aid girl with reward
Dana Putnam may be a little vulnerable, but she is also very generous, her father said.

Police arrest slaying suspect
A Gloverville man still on the run from authorities will face an additional charge in the violent weekend killing of a Beech Island woman.

Witnesses detail fatal wreck
AIKEN - When Michael Batchelor decided he was too drunk to drive, he handed the keys to his unlicensed 15-year-old son, who also had been drinking, witnesses testified Tuesday.

Aiken leaders consider new business tax system
AIKEN - Under a new tax code city leaders are considering, hotels and health care businesses would be among those subject to lower business license fees, while mega-retailers would pay more.

Churches share gospel with crowds at crusade
Ashley Smith knew God had a plan for her life.

Kidnapping trial begins
Betty Smith knew she was in trouble when her ex-boyfriend pulled a gun as he took the newest Bobby Jones Expressway ramp, she testified Monday.

Trial is set to begin in fraud case
At a final pretrial conference with the federal judge Tuesday, attorneys worked through the logistics for the trial of former Georgia state Rep. Robin Williams and four others.

Legislators tout achievements of session
Columbia County state lawmakers boasted Tuesday about the accomplishments made in the latest session of the Georgia Legislature - the first session in more than 100 years in which a Republican majority held sway over both houses.

Teacher worked through her pain
Teacher Deadra Oliver put her pupils above her pain.

Churches share gospel with crowds at crusade

Catholic leaders laud choice
Local Catholic leaders were enthusiastic at Tuesday's selection of German-born Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as pope, and surprised it came so quickly.

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Witnesses detail fatal wreck
AIKEN - When Michael Batchelor decided he was too drunk to drive, he handed the keys to his unlicensed 15-year-old son, who also had been drinking, witnesses testified Tuesday.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany elected new pope

Board adopts rezoning plan to create balanced schools

Boy hit by car dies of injuries
A Jefferson County boy died Monday at Medical College of Georgia Hospital as a result of injuries he suffered after being hit by a car last weekend.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - Apple Compu- ter Inc. will pay to study a plan to provide 15,800 Apple laptops to Cobb County pupils and teachers, a school spokesman said Tuesday amid questions over whether it's a conflict of interest for the company to fund the study.

Board adopts rezoning plan to create balanced schools
AIKEN - In an effort to maintain a level playing field among North Augusta's elementary schools, the Aiken County School Board adopted a rezoning plan Tuesday night that will put an equal number of disadvantaged pupils in each of the city's four grade schools.

Woman will aid girl with reward
Dana Putnam may be a little vulnerable, but she is also very generous, her father said.

Legislators tout achievements of session
Columbia County state lawmakers boasted Tuesday about the accomplishments made in the latest session of the Georgia Legislature - the first session in more than 100 years in which a Republican majority held sway over both houses.

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Canal's urban segment excites planner

Plane lands on Washington Road
A small plane made an emergency landing this morning on Washington Road in front of the Martinez Kmart.

Kidnapping trial begins

Aiken leaders consider new business tax system
AIKEN - Under a new tax code city leaders are considering, hotels and health care businesses would be among those subject to lower business license fees, while mega-retailers would pay more.

Police arrest slaying suspect

Augusta Lynx coach not returning next season

Tour de Georgia gets under way

Augusta Lynx coach not returning next season
Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia will not be back for the 2005-06 season, the club announced today.

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Kid of the Day
Ashley Hart is today's Kid of the Day.

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Rezoning makes way for retail development
It came with some public dissent, but a proposed rezoning for a planned Surrey Center-like development at Furys Ferry and Evans to Locks roads was approved Tuesday night by Columbia County commissioners.

Kid of the Day

Legislators tout achievements of session

Act opens island to tour vehicles

Kid of the Day
Ashley Hart is today's Kid of the Day.

Aiken leaders consider new business tax system

Judicial center funds approved
Augusta Commission members approved $80.12 million for a proposed judicial center Tuesday and not one dime for a James Brown Metroplex at Regency Mall.

Group reveals vision for city
If all goes according to Destination 2020's newly released vision document, the year 2020 will be a great time to live in Augusta.

Across the area

Trial starts for father of boys killed in crash

Plea fails to change policies on strays

Champ wants to ride out on top
The Lance Gunderson story began in 1971 in Plano, Texas. The beginning of the end of the Lance Armstrong epic takes place today in Augusta.

Champ wants to ride out on top
The Lance Gunderson story began in 1971 in Plano, Texas. The beginning of the end of the Lance Armstrong epic takes place today in Augusta.

Movies from 13 countries to compete at Cannes festival
PARIS - An Iraqi film will compete at the Cannes Film Festival for the first time, vying for the top prize against veteran directors and past winners such as Gus Van Sant.

Lucas, Spielberg usher in summer with sci-fi wars
LOS ANGELES - This summer means war between old buddies George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

Lucas, Spielberg usher in summer with sci-fi wars
LOS ANGELES - This summer means war between old buddies George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

Lucas, Spielberg usher in summer with sci-fi wars

Movies from 13 countries to compete at Cannes festival
PARIS - An Iraqi film will compete at the Cannes Film Festival for the first time, vying for the top prize against veteran directors and past winners such as Gus Van Sant.

Movies from 13 countries to compete at Cannes festival

Citadel scenes filmed for Dave Matthews video

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Citadel scenes filmed for Dave Matthews video
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Scenes from The Citadel campus as well as of the state military school's baseball team playing Wofford were shot by a production crew filming a new music video by the Dave Matthews Band.

Hasidic reggae star proving more than just a novelty
NEW YORK - In the insular, Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, members of the Hasidic religious group rarely mingle with outsiders.

Hasidic reggae star proving more than just a novelty
NEW YORK - In the insular, Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, members of the Hasidic religious group rarely mingle with outsiders.

Citadel scenes filmed for Dave Matthews video
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Scenes from The Citadel campus as well as of the state military school's baseball team playing Wofford were shot by a production crew filming a new music video by the Dave Matthews Band.

Hasidic reggae star proving more than just a novelty

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O'Neal out for final two games
MIAMI - Shaquille O'Neal's bruised right thigh will keep him out of the Miami Heat's final two regular-season games, but the team expects him to be ready when the playoffs open this weekend.

O'Neal out for final two games

O'Neal out for final two games
MIAMI - Shaquille O'Neal's bruised right thigh will keep him out of the Miami Heat's final two regular-season games, but the team expects him to be ready when the playoffs open this weekend.

Panthers linebacker coach Sam Mills dies

Falcons are defensive about top selection

Monday Night Football exits network TV

McKay likes Falcons's draft status

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Mrs. Gayle Newsome Allen    (MANVEL, TX.)

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Lance takes Augusta by storm

Armstrong gets ready to ride into retirement

Overtime

Hunter leads, Armstrong 15th after Stage 1

Armstrong to retire after Tour de France

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Local team riding high into '05 Tour

Overtime
In Boca Raton, Fla., Matt Doherty was hired as Florida Atlantic's basketball coach Monday, starting over two years after he resigned as coach of North Carolina.

Armstrong to retire after Tour de France
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Lance Armstrong is retiring after this year's Tour de France, ending a cycling career in which he inspired millions by overcoming testicular cancer to win his sport's signature event a record six straight times.

Hunter leads, Armstrong 15th after Stage 1
First, the Port-O-Let pit stop. Then the wireless communication check. Apply sun block. Fill jersey with nutrition bars.

Armstrong to retire after Tour de France
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Lance Armstrong is retiring after this year's Tour de France, ending a cycling career in which he inspired millions by overcoming testicular cancer to win his sport's signature event a record six straight times.

Armstrong gets ready to ride into retirement
With machine gun-like efficiency, photographers fired away as Lance Armstrong revealed one of the worst-kept secrets this year.

Overtime
In Boca Raton, Fla., Matt Doherty was hired as Florida Atlantic's basketball coach Monday, starting over two years after he resigned as coach of North Carolina.

Overtime
In Savannah, Ga., USC Aiken shot a final round 4-under-par 284 to easily win the Peach Belt Conference championship by eight strokes over host Armstrong Atlantic State.

Lance takes Augusta by storm
Except for the cyclists themselves, Bill and Martha Chiarchiaro might have logged the most time on the road Tuesday.

Hunter leads, Armstrong 15th after Stage 1
First, the Port-O-Let pit stop. Then the wireless communication check. Apply sun block. Fill jersey with nutrition bars.

Local team riding high into '05 Tour
Thanks to Cesar Grajales, the Jittery Joe's Professional Cycling Team finished on top of Brasstown Bald during last year's Tour de Georgia.

Lance takes Augusta by storm
Except for the cyclists themselves, Bill and Martha Chiarchiaro might have logged the most time on the road Tuesday.

Local team riding high into '05 Tour
Thanks to Cesar Grajales, the Jittery Joe's Professional Cycling Team finished on top of Brasstown Bald during last year's Tour de Georgia.

Overtime
In Savannah, Ga., USC Aiken shot a final round 4-under-par 284 to easily win the Peach Belt Conference championship by eight strokes over host Armstrong Atlantic State.

Armstrong gets ready to ride into retirement
With machine gun-like efficiency, photographers fired away as Lance Armstrong revealed one of the worst-kept secrets this year.

McKay likes Falcons's draft status
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - No spotlights will follow Rich McKay during this year's NFL draft, which suits the Atlanta Falcons' president and general manager just fine.

McKay likes Falcons's draft status
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - No spotlights will follow Rich McKay during this year's NFL draft, which suits the Atlanta Falcons' president and general manager just fine.

Panthers linebacker coach Sam Mills dies
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Small in stature, Sam Mills was a giant both on and off the football field.

Monday Night Football exits network TV
It really shouldn't matter that much, yet somehow it does. There will still be football on Monday night, but now that "Monday Night Football" is moving from network TV to basic cable, everything has changed.

Panthers linebacker coach Sam Mills dies
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Small in stature, Sam Mills was a giant both on and off the football field.

Falcons are defensive about top selection
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Rich McKay's quest to rebuild the Atlanta defense continues this weekend in the NFL Draft.

Monday Night Football exits network TV
It really shouldn't matter that much, yet somehow it does. There will still be football on Monday night, but now that "Monday Night Football" is moving from network TV to basic cable, everything has changed.

Falcons are defensive about top selection
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Rich McKay's quest to rebuild the Atlanta defense continues this weekend in the NFL Draft.

Jubilation from seminarians in Ratzinger's hometown
TRAUNSTEIN, Germany - Students at the seminary where Joseph Ratzinger studied for the priesthood as a teenager in the 1940s erupted in cheers Tuesday at the news that he had become the leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

Smoke signal dates back to at least 19th century
Cardinals sequestered in the Sistine Chapel to elect a pope use an iron stove and its narrow metal chimney to announce their decision. Black smoke means they have failed; white smoke means they have succeeded.

New pope was in charge of doctrinal crackdowns
TRAUNSTEIN, Germany - A man of deep personal faith who choked up as he delivered the homily at Pope John Paul II's funeral, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger also has alienated some Roman Catholics with his zeal in enforcing church orthodoxy.

Smoke signal dates back to at least 19th century
Cardinals sequestered in the Sistine Chapel to elect a pope use an iron stove and its narrow metal chimney to announce their decision. Black smoke means they have failed; white smoke means they have succeeded.

Jubilation from seminarians in Ratzinger's hometown
TRAUNSTEIN, Germany - Students at the seminary where Joseph Ratzinger studied for the priesthood as a teenager in the 1940s erupted in cheers Tuesday at the news that he had become the leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

Key issues facing John Paul II's successor
Some key issues awaiting the new pope.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany elected new pope
VATICAN CITY - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, a hard-line guardian of conservative doctrine, was elected the new pope Tuesday evening in the first conclave of the new millennium.

New pope was in charge of doctrinal crackdowns
TRAUNSTEIN, Germany - A man of deep personal faith who choked up as he delivered the homily at Pope John Paul II's funeral, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger also has alienated some Roman Catholics with his zeal in enforcing church orthodoxy.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany elected new pope
VATICAN CITY - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, a hard-line guardian of conservative doctrine, was elected the new pope Tuesday evening in the first conclave of the new millennium.

Key issues facing John Paul II's successor
Some key issues awaiting the new pope.

Champ wants to ride out on top

"Good Morning America" putting heat on "Today"
NEW YORK - For 487 weeks, viewers have made NBC's "Today" show team of Katie Couric and Matt Lauer their favorites in the morning. The steady rise of ABC's "Good Morning America" is threatening that dominance.

NBC's "Revelations" off to a strong start in ratings
NEW YORK - It's a revelation: NBC figured out something to compete against "American Idol."

CBS to telecast 'Survivors' Brkich and Mariano wedding
NEW YORK - They fell in love on TV, and their nuptials will be shown on TV.

ABC News faces its most challenging year in a decade
NEW YORK - A generation ago, Roone Arledge took a third-ranked ABC News organization and transformed it into a powerhouse with such stars as Peter Jennings, Ted Koppel and Barbara Walters. In part because of the personal crossroads of Jennings and Koppel, the next few years represent the news division's biggest challenge since then.

"Good Morning America" putting heat on "Today"
NEW YORK - For 487 weeks, viewers have made NBC's "Today" show team of Katie Couric and Matt Lauer their favorites in the morning. The steady rise of ABC's "Good Morning America" is threatening that dominance.

NBC's "Revelations" off to a strong start in ratings
NEW YORK - It's a revelation: NBC figured out something to compete against "American Idol."

CBS to telecast 'Survivors' Brkich and Mariano wedding
NEW YORK - They fell in love on TV, and their nuptials will be shown on TV.

ABC News faces its most challenging year in a decade
NEW YORK - A generation ago, Roone Arledge took a third-ranked ABC News organization and transformed it into a powerhouse with such stars as Peter Jennings, Ted Koppel and Barbara Walters. In part because of the personal crossroads of Jennings and Koppel, the next few years represent the news division's biggest challenge since then.

ABC News faces its most challenging year in a decade

"Good Morning America" putting heat on "Today"

NBC's "Revelations" off to a strong start in ratings

CBS to telecast 'Survivors' Brkich and Mariano wedding

People in the News

People in the News

My style
THE FACTS: Chevonne Andrews, 14, an eighth-grader at Paul Knox Middle School

Question of the week
Q: Do you save your money?

Davidson pupils take charge of 'HONK!'

Xtreme calendar
NEW MUSIC includes Something to Be, the solo release from Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas, and Who Is Mike Jones?, the rapper's major-label debut. He will perform Friday at Club Malibu, 1511 North Leg Road, but you must be older than 21 to enter. See Thursday's Applause! for an interview.

Davidson pupils take charge of 'HONK!'
One stage. One musical. One hundred eighty-nine pupil. This isn't your typical high school production.

Question of the week
Q: Do you save your money?

Question of the week

My style
THE FACTS: Chevonne Andrews, 14, an eighth-grader at Paul Knox Middle School

Girl can inform pregnant friend about her options
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: One of my close friends just found out she was pregnant, and she wants to get an abortion. I am the only one of her friends who has the money to help her get an abortion. The thing is, I am morally against abortion; I think it is murdering a living person. I want to try to get my friend to have the baby, and put it up for adoption. I am willing to help her with school, medical appointments, adoption agencies and other things to help her do that.

Fun is where you find it

Xtreme calendar
NEW MUSIC includes Something to Be, the solo release from Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas, and Who Is Mike Jones?, the rapper's major-label debut. He will perform Friday at Club Malibu, 1511 North Leg Road, but you must be older than 21 to enter. See Thursday's Applause! for an interview.

Xtreme calendar

Fun is where you find it
Everyone gets bored from time to time. I get bored, but whenever I am searching for something to do, I know that there are ample opportunities to have a good time. All I have to do is look.

Girl can inform pregnant friend about her options

Girl can inform pregnant friend about her options
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: One of my close friends just found out she was pregnant, and she wants to get an abortion. I am the only one of her friends who has the money to help her get an abortion. The thing is, I am morally against abortion; I think it is murdering a living person. I want to try to get my friend to have the baby, and put it up for adoption. I am willing to help her with school, medical appointments, adoption agencies and other things to help her do that.

My style

Fun is where you find it
Everyone gets bored from time to time. I get bored, but whenever I am searching for something to do, I know that there are ample opportunities to have a good time. All I have to do is look.

Davidson pupils take charge of 'HONK!'
One stage. One musical. One hundred eighty-nine pupil. This isn't your typical high school production.

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Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Jubilation from seminarians in Ratzinger's hometown

New pope was in charge of doctrinal crackdowns

Key issues facing John Paul II's successor

Smoke signal dates back to at least 19th century

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany elected new pope