'Miracle Worker' tells simple tale
The simple story of a teacher and her student, The Miracle Worker, based on the early life of Helen Keller, requires extensive lighting, a well-behaved canine, a few pairs of kneepads and one difficult-to-locate bell.

'Miracle Worker' tells simple tale
The simple story of a teacher and her student, The Miracle Worker, based on the early life of Helen Keller, requires extensive lighting, a well-behaved canine, a few pairs of kneepads and one difficult-to-locate bell.

Former academy members show their love by returning to 'Roar'
For 20 years, the Ron Jones Academy of Ballet has taken audiences on a magical journey through the wardrobe with its production of The Roar of Love, a dance version of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia.

Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code' named British book of the year

Former academy members show their love by returning to 'Roar'
For 20 years, the Ron Jones Academy of Ballet has taken audiences on a magical journey through the wardrobe with its production of The Roar of Love, a dance version of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia.

Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code' named British book of the year
LONDON - Dan Brown's best seller, "The Da Vinci Code" has been named Britain's book of the year.

'Lughnasa' is challenging play for cast of narrator's memories
Combining stark realism with abstracted theatricality, Dancing at Lughnasa is as much about the staging as the story, as much about the art of theater as the five Irish sisters central to its plot.

Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code' named British book of the year
LONDON - Dan Brown's best seller, "The Da Vinci Code" has been named Britain's book of the year.

'Lughnasa' is challenging play for cast of narrator's memories
Combining stark realism with abstracted theatricality, Dancing at Lughnasa is as much about the staging as the story, as much about the art of theater as the five Irish sisters central to its plot.

'Lughnasa' is challenging play for cast of narrator's memories

Former academy members show their love by returning to 'Roar'

'Miracle Worker' tells simple tale

Lions are king of the SCISA baseball jungle

Paine: Pair of titles cap off successful year
Expectations were high for Paine College's baseball team entering this season. The team returned the top player in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, along with a solid pitching staff.

Phillies hammer Rockies

Bucs stave off rivals to retain region title
The story is an old one. Long-time rivals face off in a heated battle with a championship on the line.

Phillies hammer Rockies
PHILADELPHIA - With one swing, Jim Thome unloaded some soaring stress. With another efficient and effective outing, Jon Lieber looked more and more like Philadelphia's ace.

Phillies hammer Rockies
PHILADELPHIA - With one swing, Jim Thome unloaded some soaring stress. With another efficient and effective outing, Jon Lieber looked more and more like Philadelphia's ace.

Paine: Pair of titles cap off successful year

Paine: Pair of titles cap off successful year
Expectations were high for Paine College's baseball team entering this season. The team returned the top player in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, along with a solid pitching staff.

Lions are king of the SCISA baseball jungle
Augusta Christian's baseball team was supposed to break in a new schedule in the South Carolina Independent Schools Association this year.

Lions are king of the SCISA baseball jungle
Augusta Christian's baseball team was supposed to break in a new schedule in the South Carolina Independent Schools Association this year.

Odds and Ends
SAN ANTONIO - Mayoral hopeful Julian Castro really wasn't in two places at once. His twin brother took his place in a parade this week, waving to the crowd of thousands.

Elephants rampage through Seoul
SEOUL, South Korea - Six elephants escaped from an amusement park Wednesday and injured a woman as they rampaged through the South Korean capital, according to a news report.

Elephants rampage through Seoul
SEOUL, South Korea - Six elephants escaped from an amusement park Wednesday and injured a woman as they rampaged through the South Korean capital, according to a news report.

Odds and Ends
SAN ANTONIO - Mayoral hopeful Julian Castro really wasn't in two places at once. His twin brother took his place in a parade this week, waving to the crowd of thousands.

Odds and Ends
LOS ANGELES - Call it a rude awakening. A juror was cited for contempt and fined $1,000 by a judge for yawning loudly while awaiting questioning in an attempted murder trial. The fine later was reduced to $100.

Defense attorney moonlights as porn star
LOS ANGELES -Criminal defense attorney Ronald S. Miller does more than file briefs - he also takes them off.

Odds and Ends
LOS ANGELES - Call it a rude awakening. A juror was cited for contempt and fined $1,000 by a judge for yawning loudly while awaiting questioning in an attempted murder trial. The fine later was reduced to $100.

Braves field sloppy victory
WASHINGTON - The sun did not appear Thursday at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium until 4:15 p.m.

Braves squeak by Nationals

Nationals defeat Braves
WASHINGTON - Zach Day allowed just three hits over seven innings, Jose Vidro delivered a two-run homer and the Washington Nationals beat the struggling Atlanta Braves 2-0 Wednesday night.

Slumping Jones gets day off
WASHINGTON - Good news for Atlanta Braves center fielder Andruw Jones.

Braves field sloppy victory

Braves field sloppy victory
WASHINGTON - The sun did not appear Thursday at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium until 4:15 p.m.

Reitsma gets help with save
WASHINGTON - Tim Hudson called it a "Houdini." Chris Reitsma called it a relief effort that evoked, well, relief.

Braves squeak by Nationals
WASHINGTON - The rain that began before the first pitch and never relented turned RFK Stadium's infield into a messy mix of mud and puddles by the time Cristian Guzman crouched for Raul Mondesi's bases-loaded grounder with two outs in the ninth inning.

Braves squeak by Nationals
WASHINGTON - The rain that began before the first pitch and never relented turned RFK Stadium's infield into a messy mix of mud and puddles by the time Cristian Guzman crouched for Raul Mondesi's bases-loaded grounder with two outs in the ninth inning.

Nationals defeat Braves
WASHINGTON - Zach Day allowed just three hits over seven innings, Jose Vidro delivered a two-run homer and the Washington Nationals beat the struggling Atlanta Braves 2-0 Wednesday night.

Reitsma gets help with save

Braves' offense stuck in neutral
WASHINGTON - The last time the Atlanta Braves' offense had started to sputter, Washington pitcher Zach Day proved the perfect piata.

Nationals defeat Braves

Reitsma gets help with save
WASHINGTON - Tim Hudson called it a "Houdini." Chris Reitsma called it a relief effort that evoked, well, relief.

Braves' offense stuck in neutral
WASHINGTON - The last time the Atlanta Braves' offense had started to sputter, Washington pitcher Zach Day proved the perfect piata.

Braves' offense stuck in neutral

NYSE-Archipelago merger to resume equities battle
NEW YORK - The New York Stock Exchange has its columned temple on Wall Street, and the Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. its multistory electronic ticker in Times Square.

Time Warner, Comcast seal deal to buy Adelphia
NEW YORK - Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp., the two largest cable TV companies in the country, announced Thursday that they had reached an agreement to buy the assets of the bankrupt cable company Adelphia Communications Corp. in a deal valued at $17.6 billion in cash and stock.

Trades don't slow as stocks rebound
NEW YORK - Stocks staged a stunning rebound Thursday as investors snapped up shares on unexpectedly strong earnings from companies including Nokia Corp. and Motorola Inc., and the surprising news that the New York Stock Exchange plans to merge with electronic trader Archipelago Inc.

Bush signs new bankruptcy law

Delta reports nearly $1.1 billion loss in first quarter
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc., the nation's third-largest carrier, blamed record high fuel prices and a hefty charge partly related to job cuts as it reported its first-quarter loss nearly tripled to more than $1 billion despite a more than 3 percent rise in revenue.

The Fed releases economic outlook

Delta reports nearly $1.1 billion loss in first quarter
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc., the nation's third-largest carrier, blamed record high fuel prices and a hefty charge partly related to job cuts as it reported its first-quarter loss nearly tripled to more than $1 billion despite a more than 3 percent rise in revenue.

Crude prices rise as U.S. supply drops

Revitalization efforts draw tour downtown
A group of about 45 business leaders, legislators and philanthropists toured downtown Augusta on Thursday as part of the statewide Heart and Soul bus tour.

Office park to join shops
The Augusta Exchange shopping center has been a retail hotbed for years. But office buildings, including a regional Social Security Administration facility, will soon be dotting the landscape.

Leading indicators decline in March
NEW YORK - A closely watched index designed to forecast future business activity fell in March, a sign that the nation's economic growth may be slowing.

Bush signs new bankruptcy law
WASHINGTON - President Bush signed the biggest rewrite of U.S. bankruptcy law in a quarter century on Wednesday, making it harder for debt-ridden Americans to wipe out their obligations.

Trades don't slow as stocks rebound
NEW YORK - Stocks staged a stunning rebound Thursday as investors snapped up shares on unexpectedly strong earnings from companies including Nokia Corp. and Motorola Inc., and the surprising news that the New York Stock Exchange plans to merge with electronic trader Archipelago Inc.

Ford Motor earns $1.2 billion in quarter
DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it earned $1.2 billion in the first quarter, sharply below last year's results but far ahead of money-losing rival General Motors Corp. Ford said it's cutting North American production and considering the sale of its Hertz Corp. car rental unit as it braces for a difficult year.

Revitalization efforts draw tour downtown
A group of about 45 business leaders, legislators and philanthropists toured downtown Augusta on Thursday as part of the statewide Heart and Soul bus tour.

'Give more,' official advises
Each year, the state investigates about 2,500 consumer complaints about real estate agents.

'Give more,' official advises

The Fed releases economic outlook
Reports on economic conditions from the Federal Reserve's 12 regional bank districts:

Inflation shoots up 0.6 percent in March

Bush signs new bankruptcy law
WASHINGTON - President Bush signed the biggest rewrite of U.S. bankruptcy law in a quarter century on Wednesday, making it harder for debt-ridden Americans to wipe out their obligations.

Land shuffle builds fervor

Crude prices rise as U.S. supply drops
Crude futures rose slightly Wednesday after U.S. government data showed declining domestic inventories of oil and gasoline.

Ford Motor earns $1.2 billion in quarter

'Give more,' official advises
Each year, the state investigates about 2,500 consumer complaints about real estate agents.

Officials OK zoning for new hospital
A major outpatient rehabilitation company is proposing an 80-bed, 67,000-square-foot hospital near the intersection of 15th Street and Walton Way.

Inflation shoots up 0.6 percent in March
WASHINGTON - Consumer prices jumped 0.6 percent in March, the biggest inflation surge in five months, as the costs of energy, clothing and airline fares all rose sharply.

Time Warner, Comcast seal deal to buy Adelphia

Land shuffle builds fervor
Augusta's medical district has seen its fair share of changes over the years, but the area's transition is far from complete.

Delta reports nearly $1.1 billion loss in first quarter

Ford Motor earns $1.2 billion in quarter
DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it earned $1.2 billion in the first quarter, sharply below last year's results but far ahead of money-losing rival General Motors Corp. Ford said it's cutting North American production and considering the sale of its Hertz Corp. car rental unit as it braces for a difficult year.

Revitalization efforts draw tour downtown

The Fed releases economic outlook
Reports on economic conditions from the Federal Reserve's 12 regional bank districts:

Leading indicators decline in March

Inflation shoots up 0.6 percent in March
WASHINGTON - Consumer prices jumped 0.6 percent in March, the biggest inflation surge in five months, as the costs of energy, clothing and airline fares all rose sharply.

Trades don't slow as stocks rebound

Crude prices rise as U.S. supply drops
Crude futures rose slightly Wednesday after U.S. government data showed declining domestic inventories of oil and gasoline.

Time Warner, Comcast seal deal to buy Adelphia
NEW YORK - Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp., the two largest cable TV companies in the country, announced Thursday that they had reached an agreement to buy the assets of the bankrupt cable company Adelphia Communications Corp. in a deal valued at $17.6 billion in cash and stock.

Leading indicators decline in March
NEW YORK - A closely watched index designed to forecast future business activity fell in March, a sign that the nation's economic growth may be slowing.

Land shuffle builds fervor
Augusta's medical district has seen its fair share of changes over the years, but the area's transition is far from complete.

A different path
They knew Pope John Paul II would be a hard act to follow. So they're apparently not trying.

A disgrace to fatherhood
You may never see a case of more wanton negligence than in the deadly Michael Batchelor case.

Bipartisan tax cut
Gov. Mark Sanford and veteran state Sen. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater, who might run against the governor next year, don't agree on much - unless it's about reducing taxes on small businesses.

A disgrace to fatherhood

Miracle landing
Carl William Tomlinson must live a charmed life. How else can you explain this 75-year-old pilot's miracle landing about 15 minutes after 11 Wednesday morning on ever-busy Washington Road?

Justice delayed
The U.S. Constitution is supposed to guarantee crime suspects a speedy trial, but not in South Carolina. A man accused of murder in Lexington County a decade ago, and hasn't been able to raise bail, has been cooling his heels in jail ever since.

A disgrace to fatherhood
You may never see a case of more wanton negligence than in the deadly Michael Batchelor case.

Actor says depression was tougher to beat than cancer
BALTIMORE - Actor Ben Gazzara, whose film credits include "Summer of Sam" and "Dogville," told a group of mental health professionals that he had more trouble beating depression than cancer.

Open tab
Get in The Zone, U.S. Highway 1 in Graniteville, for a nine-ball tournament and karaoke contest.

Michael Jackson lampooned in online animations
NEW YORK - Everyone loves to bully Michael Jackson. Add online animators to the list.

'Star Wars' in 3-D keeps story fresh
Recently, filmmaker George Lucas announced that he once again felt the need to fiddle and would be going back to his previous Star Wars works, again, and adding an additional layer of high-tech sheen.

Officer reprimanded for not ticketing former child star
WARWICK, Ga. - A police officer will be reprimanded for not giving a speeding ticket to former child television star Emmanuel Lewis after he was clocked driving 25 mph over the posted speed limit while towing a trailer loaded with an sports utility vehicle.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Don't mistake Paula Abdul's "American Idol" niceties or silliness for drug addiction. Despite a neuropathic disorder and 12 operations, Abdul says she's "not addicted to pills of any kind."

Galleries
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Mixing it up: from hip-hop to retro
From jazz to jam bands, hip-hop to hard rock, the acts assembled for the 3 Rivers Music Festival this weekend in Columbia represent a cross section of musical styles.

Report: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner engaged
NEW YORK - Call it Bennifer: Part Deux. Nine months after they started dating, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are engaged, People and Star magazine are reporting.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

'Midnight Club 3' puts gamers in driver's seat of fast machines
It's the middle of the night. Your speedometer is pushing 120 as you zip through a red light, hit the brakes, slide into a turn and accelerate quickly, barely missing a parked car and a pedestrian.

Galleries
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Powerfest is a family event featuring new, veteran acts
The annual outdoor hip-hop and R&B concert Powerfest will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the gate.

'Midnight Club 3' puts gamers in driver's seat of fast machines
It's the middle of the night. Your speedometer is pushing 120 as you zip through a red light, hit the brakes, slide into a turn and accelerate quickly, barely missing a parked car and a pedestrian.

Ex-Neverland guard testifies in Jackson trial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A former security guard at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch testified at the pop star's child molestation trial Wednesday that a notice once was posted in a guard station saying the boy who is now the singer's accuser was not to be allowed to leave the estate.

Mixing it up: from hip-hop to retro
From jazz to jam bands, hip-hop to hard rock, the acts assembled for the 3 Rivers Music Festival this weekend in Columbia represent a cross section of musical styles.

'Star Wars' in 3-D keeps story fresh
Recently, filmmaker George Lucas announced that he once again felt the need to fiddle and would be going back to his previous Star Wars works, again, and adding an additional layer of high-tech sheen.

R&B artist Valentino's second shot at music success
Bobby Valentino has been given what a lot of artists don't get in the music business: a second chance.

Report: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner engaged
NEW YORK - Call it Bennifer: Part Deux. Nine months after they started dating, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are engaged, People and Star magazine are reporting.

Powerfest is a family event featuring new, veteran acts
The annual outdoor hip-hop and R&B concert Powerfest will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the gate.

Marilyn Monroe's estate property to be sold at auction
NEW YORK - Over 200 personal and professional items from the estate of Marilyn Monroe will be put up for auction in June.

Open tab
Get in The Zone, U.S. Highway 1 in Graniteville, for a nine-ball tournament and karaoke contest.<

People in the News
NEW YORK - Don't mistake Paula Abdul's "American Idol" niceties or silliness for drug addiction. Despite a neuropathic disorder and 12 operations, Abdul says she's "not addicted to pills of any kind."

Ex-Neverland guard testifies in Jackson trial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A former security guard at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch testified at the pop star's child molestation trial Wednesday that a notice once was posted in a guard station saying the boy who is now the singer's accuser was not to be allowed to leave the estate.

Paris Hilton-Nicole Richie spat goes public
NEW YORK - Paris Hilton is hot... over something Nicole Richie did.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, who is playing Brutus in the Broadway revival of "Julius Caesar," has come up with a new defense against pesky ringing cell phones during live performances: iambic pentameter.

Michael Jackson lampooned in online animations
NEW YORK - Everyone loves to bully Michael Jackson. Add online animators to the list.

Officer reprimanded for not ticketing former child star
WARWICK, Ga. - A police officer will be reprimanded for not giving a speeding ticket to former child television star Emmanuel Lewis after he was clocked driving 25 mph over the posted speed limit while towing a trailer loaded with an sports utility vehicle.

Paris Hilton-Nicole Richie spat goes public
NEW YORK - Paris Hilton is hot... over something Nicole Richie did.

Rates on 30-year mortgages drop for third straight week
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for a third consecutive week as bond investors focused on a number of economic reports signaling a slowing economy.

Travelers budgeting for gas on summer getaways

Travelers budgeting for gas on summer getaways
DENVER - Lauren Hillquist figures he may have to skip five-star restaurants to save a few bucks when he pulls his 39-foot trailer through Colorado.

Rates on 30-year mortgages drop for third straight week
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for a third consecutive week as bond investors focused on a number of economic reports signaling a slowing economy.

Travelers budgeting for gas on summer getaways
DENVER - Lauren Hillquist figures he may have to skip five-star restaurants to save a few bucks when he pulls his 39-foot trailer through Colorado.

Rates on 30-year mortgages drop for third straight week

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Fishing tournaments

Season to catch herring is near
The blow-through season is coming to Thurmond Lake, as soon as weather and water conditions jell and blueback herring decide it's time to spawn.

Season to catch herring is near

Season to catch herring is near
The blow-through season is coming to Thurmond Lake, as soon as weather and water conditions jell and blueback herring decide it's time to spawn.

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

What's For Lunch: Shilla Restaurant
SHILLA RESTAURANTADDRESS: 4001 Columbia Road, Suite B, Martinez

What's For Lunch: Shilla Restaurant
SHILLA RESTAURANT ADDRESS: 4001 Columbia Road, Suite B, Martinez

What's For Lunch: Shilla Restaurant

Attract good "pests" to help reduce "bad bugs"

Nursery owner proves that color isn't just for sun
PHILADELPHIA - When Marianne Price took up gardening in earnest in the late 1990s, she thought of the shade at her Broomall, Pa., home as "almost a curse."

Attract good "pests" to help reduce "bad bugs"
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend" is a principle that works equally well when waging war or practicing statecraft. Farmers and gardeners are embracing the strategy, too. After all, insect invaders are everywhere.

Attract good "pests" to help reduce "bad bugs"
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend" is a principle that works equally well when waging war or practicing statecraft. Farmers and gardeners are embracing the strategy, too. After all, insect invaders are everywhere.

People who hate ivy can kill plant with herbicides

Function follows style in new garden boots
Garden boots, or what the British and the fashion crowd call wellies (named after Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington), have been around since the 19th century, but it took a couple of hundred years for their stylish update and hard-to-miss comeback.

Function follows style in new garden boots

Function follows style in new garden boots
Garden boots, or what the British and the fashion crowd call wellies (named after Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington), have been around since the 19th century, but it took a couple of hundred years for their stylish update and hard-to-miss comeback.

People who hate ivy can kill plant with herbicides
English ivy (Hedera helix) is probably one of the most popular and, at the same time, invasive vines/ground covers in the Augusta area.

People who hate ivy can kill plant with herbicides
English ivy (Hedera helix) is probably one of the most popular and, at the same time, invasive vines/ground covers in the Augusta area.

Augusta burns Rome in eighth inning
The Augusta GreenJackets showed little life Tuesday night against the Rome Braves and wound up losing by 10 runs.

Augusta burns Rome in eighth inning
The Augusta GreenJackets showed little life Tuesday night against the Rome Braves and wound up losing by 10 runs.

Augusta burns Rome in eighth inning

NHL season won't start on time without deal

NHL season won't start on time without deal
NEW YORK - If the NHL season is to begin on time, it will have to be with a new collective bargaining agreement in place - not with replacement players.

NHL season won't start on time without deal
NEW YORK - If the NHL season is to begin on time, it will have to be with a new collective bargaining agreement in place - not with replacement players.

Cycling superstar blended in with speedy pack
OK, raise your hands. How many of you took some time Tuesday to stand by the road to catch a glimpse of cycling superstar Lance Armstrong?

Strong storms hit South Carolina
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Strong thunderstorms moved across South Carolina's Upstate on Friday, knocking down trees and leaving some people without power.

13-year-old killed in hit and run
Authorities are searching for a hit and run driver who killed a Barnwell teenager tonight.

Prisoner is killed after escape at hospital
A state prisoner who grabbed a gun away from a security guard and tried to run from Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Thursday morning was shot to death by MCG police, according to officials.

Rapist gets life plus 20 years in prison
An Augusta man convicted of raping an elderly woman in Burke County was sentenced today to life plus 20 years in prison.

MCG officials release shooting incident report
The Georgia Department of Corrections officer, who authorities said was overpowered and disarmed during a struggle with a prisoner at Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Thursday, has been suspended.

Gas-price solution lies in Alaska
I was very pleased with the April 18 letter from Jeremy Farley concerning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refugee ("Reap benefits of drilling in ANWR").Sam Booher, Martinez

Victim lacked parental nurturing
No one who read of another young girl in Florida, murdered by a sex offender, could help but be saddened. Questions pour out: How could this continue to happen? Molly C. Gray, Aiken, S.C.

Gas-price solution lies in Alaska

Victim lacked parental nurturing

City's tour buses are horse-friendly
Concerning the editorial "No horsing around" (Feb. 17), I wholeheartedly agree with the overall concept that good-faith negotiations between the horse community and the Aiken City Council is the way to work out differences.Don Morris, Aiken, S.C.

Avoid Chicago-like corruption
Having grown up in Chicago in the 1930s and '40s, I know many ways to steal an election. One of the easiest is serial voting. James W. Cleary, Keysville

Victim lacked parental nurturing
No one who read of another young girl in Florida, murdered by a sex offender, could help but be saddened. Questions pour out: How could this continue to happen? Molly C. Gray, Aiken, S.C.

U.S.culture of death, human dignity collide
Legalized abortion is not born of the contrived constitutional right to privacy, but is the bastard offspring of an illegitimate union of elitist judges and eugenicists, such as Margaret Sanger, Allan Guttmacher, Julian Huxley and Adolf Hitler. Paul W. Rosenthal, Martinez

U.S.culture of death, human dignity collide

Culture of life seems selective
The recent furor over the removal of a feeding tube prompts this letter. Some of our political and religious leaders say they support a "culture of life," implying that the opposition does not. Victor Reilly, Aiken, S.C.

Culture of life seems selective

Avoid Chicago-like corruption
Having grown up in Chicago in the 1930s and '40s, I know many ways to steal an election. One of the easiest is serial voting. James W. Cleary, Keysville

Avoid Chicago-like corruption

U.S.culture of death, human dignity collide
Legalized abortion is not born of the contrived constitutional right to privacy, but is the bastard offspring of an illegitimate union of elitist judges and eugenicists, such as Margaret Sanger, Allan Guttmacher, Julian Huxley and Adolf Hitler. Paul W. Rosenthal, Martinez

Culture of life seems selective
The recent furor over the removal of a feeding tube prompts this letter. Some of our political and religious leaders say they support a "culture of life," implying that the opposition does not. Victor Reilly, Aiken, S.C.

Gas-price solution lies in Alaska
I was very pleased with the April 18 letter from Jeremy Farley concerning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refugee ("Reap benefits of drilling in ANWR").Sam Booher, Martinez

Living briefs

Camshafts operate engine valves

Taller Hummer H1 is more refined

When your basic skills fail, it's time to call a pro

When your basic skills fail, it's time to call a pro
When it comes to home repairs, plumbing problems can send a normally sane and rational homeowner frantically flipping through the Yellow Pages.

Scientists discover why some popcorn kernels don't pop
INDIANAPOLIS - Eat your way to the bottom of almost any bag of popcorn and there they are: the rock-hard, jaw-rattling unpopped kernels known as old maids.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Taller Hummer H1 is more refined
Arguably the most exotic 4X4 vehicle in the country, the military-styled Hummer H1 now is more powerful, more refined in its ride, quieter inside and taller than ever.

Camshafts operate engine valves
Q: Can you help me understand a little more about engines? I've been car shopping and making many coQ: Can you help me understand a little more about engines? I've been car shopping and making many comparisons, but this part baffles me. One car trumpets the fact that their engine has four camshafts. Another has two.parisons, but this part baffles me. One car trumpets the fact that their engine has four camshafts. Another has two. The Mazda RX-8 has none, and the most recent car I looked at had one. Is more better? How can the Mazda have none? OK, I've summoned up my courage here - what does a camshaft do? - Tanya Wells, Sunnyvale, Calif.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

When your basic skills fail, it's time to call a pro
When it comes to home repairs, plumbing problems can send a normally sane and rational homeowner frantically flipping through the Yellow Pages.

Taller Hummer H1 is more refined
Arguably the most exotic 4X4 vehicle in the country, the military-styled Hummer H1 now is more powerful, more refined in its ride, quieter inside and taller than ever.

New pickups offer hidden storage areas
DETROIT - Pickups are becoming the Swiss Army knives of the auto industry, full of hidden compartments and unexpected features.

Camshafts operate engine valves
Q: Can you help me understand a little more about engines? I've been car shopping and making many coQ: Can you help me understand a little more about engines? I've been car shopping and making many comparisons, but this part baffles me. One car trumpets the fact that their engine has four camshafts. Another has two.parisons, but this part baffles me. One car trumpets the fact that their engine has four camshafts. Another has two. The Mazda RX-8 has none, and the most recent car I looked at had one. Is more better? How can the Mazda have none? OK, I've summoned up my courage here - what does a camshaft do? - Tanya Wells, Sunnyvale, Calif.

Lynx won't bring Drulia back
Sean Connolly got the news when teammate Jamie Johnson called his cell phone early Wednesday afternoon.

Lynx won't bring Drulia back

Lynx won't bring Drulia back
Sean Connolly got the news when teammate Jamie Johnson called his cell phone early Wednesday afternoon.

Layoffs of 175 set for today

Train wreck blamed in death

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

Nurse ushered her patients to safety

Across Georgia

Students celebrate release of book

Programs urge teens to abstain from sex
Poverty, high dropout rates and a large number of single-parent families compound the problem of teenage pregnancy in rural Burke County, where more than one-third of black females have a second child as a teenager.

Tenenbaum denounces school vouchers

Agency health care criticized
ATLANTA - The taxpayer-funded agency charged with running Georgia's youth prisons lacks "basic information needed to effectively and efficiently manage" its roughly $40 million health-care system, according to state auditors.

Prisoner is killed in hospital escape

Brown to attend unveiling

News you can use

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Some senators say a bill letting local governments use cameras to catch people running red lights could be unconstitutional.

Cause of landing stays unclear

Milestones
Mia-Talia Lowe, an honor student at John S. Davidson Fine Arts School, won first place in the Savannah River Site Speech Contest and also the Geor-gia Peach Council Nation- al Manage-ment Association American Enterprise Speech Contest in February. She was awarded $800.

Dooley unlikely to get namesake

Dooley unlikely to get namesake
ATLANTA - Former University of Georgia athletics director Vince Dooley isn't likely to see his name placed on the school's football stadium or any other campus facility in the near future.

Correction

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Device tests for breast cancer

Cause of landing stays unclear
The cause of an emergency plane landing on Washington Road in Martinez on Wednesday remained unclear a day after the Cessna 150C was taken to a hangar at Daniel Field.

Strong storms hit South Carolina

Programs urge teens to abstain from sex

MCG officials release shooting incident report

Pet of the week

Banks report contributions

Hall honors lifetime of flight
Flying might as well be breathing to 82-year-old retired Lt. Col. Al Patton.

Across the Southeast

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - Police say a man's cry for help, which tied up 50 police, fire and state officials; a helicopter; and 18 hours of their time, might have been a hoax.

Officials search for two fishermen

Neighborhood nestles quietly in the middle of things
When the previous owner of Mark and Lisa Cobb's Tanglewood subdivision home was ready to sell nearly two years ago, the couple was ready to buy.

Portables offer fix to growth of enrollment

Design plan too late for building
AIKEN - While downtowns throughout the country are struggling to reinvent themselves, Aiken is trying the opposite approach. It simply wants to maintain what it has.

Regents, UGA board split

Brown to attend unveiling
Broad Street is ready to feel the funk.

Meetings

Design plan too late for building
AIKEN - While downtowns throughout the country are struggling to reinvent themselves, Aiken is trying the opposite approach. It simply wants to maintain what it has.

Rapist gets life plus 20 years in prison

Around the block
Michael Ryan, the editorial page editor at the Augusta Chronicle, will discuss his book The Last Freedom at 7 tonight in Room 170, University Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. The book discusses the meaning of life with Viktor Frankl, a Viennese psychiatrist who survived the Holocaust. Call 737-1710.

13-year-old killed in hit and run

Rapist gets life plus 20 years in prison
An Augusta man convicted of raping an elderly woman in Burke County was sentenced today to life plus 20 years in prison.

Post Happenings

Tenenbaum denounces school vouchers
AIKEN - Surrounded by a roomful of Aiken County Democratic Club members, Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum denounced Gov. Mark Sanford's school voucher program Thursday, calling it a bill that gives up on public education.

Program will help in buying home

News you can use

Library events
TODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

Warrant officer takes over to lead new band of soldiers

Milestones

Across South Carolina

Father is guilty of sons' deaths

Rotary makes amphitheater more accessible

Plane touches down on road

Riding through Georgia

Library events

Agency health care criticized
ATLANTA - The taxpayer-funded agency charged with running Georgia's youth prisons lacks "basic information needed to effectively and efficiently manage" its roughly $40 million health-care system, according to state auditors.

ASU deans list
The following students have been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Augusta State University:

Census shows gradual exodus
People aren't rushing to leave Richmond County, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

School menu
TODAY: Chicken biscuit, hash browns or grits, fruit or juice and milk

Regents, UGA board split
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Board of Regents terminated the University System's relationship with the University of Georgia Foundation on Wednesday, ending a two-year feud that began over Vince Dooley's retirement.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, divorces and other court cases.

SAT requirement pulled
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Students will be able to apply for admission to Georgia public colleges this fall without having to endure hours of standardized testing.

Farmers Market
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Team will participate in firefighter competition
After a 10th-place finish at last year's world title event in Las Vegas, Fort Gordon's firefighters are looking forward to this year.

VA honors volunteers who help vets at medical centers
Residents who volunteer to make a difference in the lives of veterans are being honored in a ceremony today at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.

Interns demonstrate new technologies in communication field
Joe Shaw leaned over the computer and told it to play a file of Kelly Clarkson's music.

Things to do
SUPER SUNDAYS: Buy one, get one free; coupons available at the gardens and local hotels, restaurants

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Kidnapping sends man back to prison
A jury deliberated several hours to conclude Wednesday that a 64-year-old man is guilty of kidnapping, aggravated assault and weapons charges.

Events

SAT requirement pulled
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Students will be able to apply for admission to Georgia public colleges this fall without having to endure hours of standardized testing.

Farmers Market

Banks report contributions
Money is short in Augusta government these days, so Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams is looking for a solution.

Design plan too late for building

Here is the steeple
John Anderson, a worker with Two State Construction of Thomson, removes metal panels from the spire of the steeple at National Hills Baptist Church in Augusta.

Neighborhood nestles quietly in the middle of things

Train wreck blamed in death
Relatives are blaming a Graniteville man's death this week on the January train wreck that spewed 60 tons of toxic chlorine gas into the community.

Agency health care criticized

Motorcycle run benefits McDonald House
It was all about giving back as Donna Morton and several of her family members hit the road on motorcycles Saturday for the Ronald McDonald House's third annual Charity Run.

Kid of the Day

Rotary makes amphitheater more accessible
Area Rotarians assembled Friday to dedicate the handicapped-accessible benches at the Jessye C. Norman Amphitheater as part of the organization's anniversary celebrations.

Man gets life in prison for rape
An Augusta man convicted of raping an elderly woman in Burke County was sentenced Thursday to life plus 20 years in prison.

Farmers Market
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Literal comedy skit has audiences in stitches

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, divorces and other court cases.

School honors

Father is guilty of sons' deaths
AIKEN - Michael Batchelor was found guilty Wednesday of all 10 charges against him stemming from the 2002 car accident that killed his three sons and injured three of their friends.

Kidnapping sends man back to prison

Portables offer fix to growth of enrollment
As its enrollment continues to grow, the Columbia County School System is making the most of its portable classrooms.

Motorcycle run benefits McDonald House

Prisoner is killed after escape at hospital

Students celebrate release of book
Don't study in bed. Do something good for someone. Learn to get along with other people.

Across the river

Two men plead guilty to tax fraud

Across the area

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Here is the steeple

Glory Run events benefit Alleluia Community School
A run to benefit the Alleluia Community School is scheduled for Saturday, April 30.

Interns demonstrate new technologies in communication field

Rotary makes amphitheater more accessible
Area Rotarians assembled Friday to dedicate the handicapped-accessible benches at the Jessye C. Norman Amphitheater as part of the organization's anniversary celebrations.

Hall honors lifetime of flight

School honors
Nineteen students from Augusta State University have been inducted into the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society.

SAT requirement pulled

Around the block
Michael Ryan, the editorial page editor at the Augusta Chronicle, will discuss his book The Last Freedom at 7 tonight in Room 170, University Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. The book discusses the meaning of life with Viktor Frankl, a Viennese psychiatrist who survived the Holocaust. Call 737-1710.

Census shows gradual exodus

Richmond Academy math team wins national event
The Academy of Richmond County math team was honored at the April school board meeting for winning a national math competition.

Around the block

Across the area

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Cause of landing stays unclear
The cause of an emergency plane landing on Washington Road in Martinez on Wednesday remained unclear a day after the Cessna 150C was taken to a hangar at Daniel Field.

Kid of the Day
Dwalyan O'Harold Bull is today's Kid of the Day.

Pupils involved in fights return to school
Pupils involved in fights Wednesday at Glenn Hills Middle School were allowed to return the next day to participate in state-sponsored testing because low attendance counts against the school, officials said.

Program will help in buying home
The Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp. launched a program Wednesday designed to "change the face of Augusta by creating 300 new homeowners throughout Richmond County.

Layoffs of 175 set for today
AIKEN - About 175 people are scheduled to be laid off from Savannah River Site today, a spokesman said Thursday.

Programs urge teens to abstain from sex
Poverty, high dropout rates and a large number of single-parent families compound the problem of teenage pregnancy in rural Burke County, where more than one-third of black females have a second child as a teenager.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Father is guilty of sons' deaths
AIKEN - Michael Batchelor was found guilty Wednesday of all 10 charges against him stemming from the 2002 car accident that killed his three sons and injured three of their friends.

Recycling locations

Train wreck blamed in death
Relatives are blaming a Graniteville man's death this week on the January train wreck that spewed 60 tons of toxic chlorine gas into the community.

This week
THE MEANING OF LIFE: 7 p.m. today; 170 University Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; The Augusta Chronicle editorial page editor Michael Ryan will speak on the life of Viktor Frankel, Holocaust survivor; 737-1710

Across the area
The district attorney's office will correct a mistake made in a drug indictment, officials said Wednesday.

Doctor remembers similar case

Here is the steeple
John Anderson, a worker with Two State Construction of Thomson, removes metal panels from the spire of the steeple at National Hills Baptist Church in Augusta.

Across the river
HANSEL AND GRETEL: 7 p.m. today; The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway; presented by The University of South Carolina Aiken and Playground Playhouse; $7 adults, $4 children; 641-3243

Two men plead guilty to tax fraud
Defrauding both the government and a bank will cost two Augusta men two years in prison.

Events
ROSE SHOW AND FESTIVAL: Today-Saturday; downtown Thomasville, Ga.; roses, parades, music, arts and crafts, plantation ball, sporting events; (229) 227-3310 or www.down townthomasville.com

Motorcycle run benefits McDonald House
It was all about giving back as Donna Morton and several of her family members hit the road on motorcycles Saturday for the Ronald McDonald House's third annual Charity Run.

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Recycling locations
To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-28766 for the location near you.

Pupils involved in fights return to school
Pupils involved in fights Wednesday at Glenn Hills Middle School were allowed to return the next day to participate in state-sponsored testing because low attendance counts against the school, officials said.

Pet of the week
Rosie, a 7-week-old female lab and shepherd mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Doctor remembers similar case
The last time a state prisoner overtook a security guard at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, the prisoner not only escaped, he kidnapped the chief of endocrinology.

Warrant officer takes over to lead new band of soldiers
When it came to following his dream of being a full-time musician, Warrant Officer Jonathan Ward didn't want the words "starving" and "artist" together in the same sentence.

Nurse ushered her patients to safety
Nursing assistant Valerie Dent looked into the eyes of a dangerous felon Thursday.

Literal comedy skit has audiences in stitches
Never has a turkey's dressing looked the way it did at Pierce Memorial United Methodist Church on April 13.

Prisoner is killed in hospital escape
A state prisoner who grabbed a gun away from a security guard and tried to run from Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Thursday morning was shot to death by MCG police.

Riding through Georgia
Lance Armstrong draws big crowds at start of the Tour de Georgia race in Augusta.

Device tests for breast cancer
As her breasts were being scanned for signs of cancer, Carole Ferrang did something she couldn't imagine doing during a mammogram - she nearly dozed off.

Plane touches down on road
The Martinez restaurant Wingstop became just that Wednesday when a small plane piloted by a 75-year-old Belvedere man came to rest in front of the business after an emergency landing on a busy Washington Road.

Officials search for two fishermen
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Volunteers along with state and local authorities aided by sophisticated sonar imaging equipment on Wednesday continued the search for two Brunswick fishermen missing since Sunday.

Man pleads guilty in deadly assault
An Augusta man pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder in hopes a plea negotiation will someday mean parole and dismissal of murder charges against his brother, he said.

Across the Southeast
HARLAN, Ky. - Two separate blowouts at abandoned underground coal mines in eastern Kentucky in the past week killed fish, turned a stream orange and closed a major highway for three days.

Census shows gradual exodus
People aren't rushing to leave Richmond County, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

Across the area
Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who killed a Barnwell teenager Thursday night.

Hall honors lifetime of flight
Flying might as well be breathing to 82-year-old retired Lt. Col. Al Patton.

News you can use
Activities scheduled for today include:

News you can use
Here is key legislation passed during the 2004 General Assembly session that is awaiting Mr. Perdue's signature:

Brown to attend unveiling
Broad Street is ready to feel the funk.

Two men plead guilty to tax fraud
Defrauding both the government and a bank will cost two Augusta men two years in prison.

Plane touches down on road
The Martinez restaurant Wingstop became just that Wednesday when a small plane piloted by a 75-year-old Belvedere man came to rest in front of the business after an emergency landing on a busy Washington Road.

Tenenbaum denounces school vouchers
AIKEN - Surrounded by a roomful of Aiken County Democratic Club members, Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum denounced Gov. Mark Sanford's school voucher program Thursday, calling it a bill that gives up on public education.

Riding through Georgia
Lance Armstrong draws big crowds at start of the Tour de Georgia race in Augusta.

Portables offer fix to growth of enrollment
As its enrollment continues to grow, the Columbia County School System is making the most of its portable classrooms.

Milestones
Mia-Talia Lowe, an honor student at John S. Davidson Fine Arts School, won first place in the Savannah River Site Speech Contest and also the Geor-gia Peach Council Nation- al Manage-ment Association American Enterprise Speech Contest in February. She was awarded $800.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - Police say a man's cry for help, which tied up 50 police, fire and state officials; a helicopter; and 18 hours of their time, might have been a hoax.

Literal comedy skit has audiences in stitches
Never has a turkey's dressing looked the way it did at Pierce Memorial United Methodist Church on April 13.

Regents, UGA board split
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Board of Regents terminated the University System's relationship with the University of Georgia Foundation on Wednesday, ending a two-year feud that began over Vince Dooley's retirement.

Interns demonstrate new technologies in communication field
Joe Shaw leaned over the computer and told it to play a file of Kelly Clarkson's music.

Pupils involved in fights return to school

Recycling locations
To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-28766 for the location near you.

Kidnapping sends man back to prison
A jury deliberated several hours to conclude Wednesday that a 64-year-old man is guilty of kidnapping, aggravated assault and weapons charges.

Banks report contributions
Money is short in Augusta government these days, so Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams is looking for a solution.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Strong storms hit South Carolina
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Strong thunderstorms moved across South Carolina's Upstate on Friday, knocking down trees and leaving some people without power.

News you can use
Here is key legislation passed during the 2004 General Assembly session that is awaiting Mr. Perdue's signature:

MCG officials release shooting incident report
The Georgia Department of Corrections officer, who authorities said was overpowered and disarmed during a struggle with a prisoner at Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Thursday, has been suspended.

Neighborhood nestles quietly in the middle of things
When the previous owner of Mark and Lisa Cobb's Tanglewood subdivision home was ready to sell nearly two years ago, the couple was ready to buy.

Kid of the Day
Kiersten B. Robinson is today's Kid of the Day.

Warrant officer takes over to lead new band of soldiers
When it came to following his dream of being a full-time musician, Warrant Officer Jonathan Ward didn't want the words "starving" and "artist" together in the same sentence.

Doctor remembers similar case
The last time a state prisoner overtook a security guard at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, the prisoner not only escaped, he kidnapped the chief of endocrinology.

Pet of the week
Rosie, a 7-week-old female lab and shepherd mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Layoffs of 175 set for today
AIKEN - About 175 people are scheduled to be laid off from Savannah River Site today, a spokesman said Thursday.

Events
ROSE SHOW AND FESTIVAL: Today-Saturday; downtown Thomasville, Ga.; roses, parades, music, arts and crafts, plantation ball, sporting events; (229) 227-3310 or www.down townthomasville.com

Nurse ushered her patients to safety
Nursing assistant Valerie Dent looked into the eyes of a dangerous felon Thursday.

Across the river
HANSEL AND GRETEL: 7 p.m. today; The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway; presented by The University of South Carolina Aiken and Playground Playhouse; $7 adults, $4 children; 641-3243

Prisoner is killed in hospital escape
A state prisoner who grabbed a gun away from a security guard and tried to run from Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Thursday morning was shot to death by MCG police.

This week
THE MEANING OF LIFE: 7 p.m. today; 170 University Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; The Augusta Chronicle editorial page editor Michael Ryan will speak on the life of Viktor Frankel, Holocaust survivor; 737-1710

Device tests for breast cancer
As her breasts were being scanned for signs of cancer, Carole Ferrang did something she couldn't imagine doing during a mammogram - she nearly dozed off.

School honors
Nineteen students from Augusta State University have been inducted into the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society.

Officials search for two fishermen
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Volunteers along with state and local authorities aided by sophisticated sonar imaging equipment on Wednesday continued the search for two Brunswick fishermen missing since Sunday.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Across the Southeast
HARLAN, Ky. - Two separate blowouts at abandoned underground coal mines in eastern Kentucky in the past week killed fish, turned a stream orange and closed a major highway for three days.

Library events
TODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - First, President Bush was in Columbia on Monday; now his predecessor is in South Carolina, where he is staying on Kiawah Island.

Prisoner is killed after escape at hospital
A state prisoner who grabbed a gun away from a security guard and tried to run from Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Thursday morning was shot to death by MCG police, according to officials.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - Authorities have charged a martial arts instructor with child molestation and say he is also wanted in Florida.

13-year-old killed in hit and run
Authorities are searching for a hit and run driver who killed a Barnwell teenager tonight.

Across the area
Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who killed a Barnwell teenager Thursday night.

Kid of the Day
Dwalyan O'Harold Bull is today's Kid of the Day.

News you can use
Activities scheduled for today include:

Program will help in buying home
The Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp. launched a program Wednesday designed to "change the face of Augusta by creating 300 new homeowners throughout Richmond County.

Dooley unlikely to get namesake
ATLANTA - Former University of Georgia athletics director Vince Dooley isn't likely to see his name placed on the school's football stadium or any other campus facility in the near future.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Some senators say a bill letting local governments use cameras to catch people running red lights could be unconstitutional.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Correction
- A graphic that accompanied an article on Aiken business taxes in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained inaccuracies.

This week

Students celebrate release of book
Don't study in bed. Do something good for someone. Learn to get along with other people.

Reunions

Correction
- A graphic that accompanied an article on Aiken business taxes in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained inaccuracies.

For the record

Across the area
The district attorney's office will correct a mistake made in a drug indictment, officials said Wednesday.

Chaos theory rules the draft
The mock draft. It is perhaps the most aptly named exercise in futility in sports.

Chaos theory rules the draft
The mock draft. It is perhaps the most aptly named exercise in futility in sports.

They're talking to De Niro, but he's shy about talking back
NEW YORK - Everyone seemed happy to talk at a news conference about the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, except for the one person all the reporters were there to see: Robert De Niro.

At the Movies: 'The Interpreter'
So much is right about "The Interpreter" that it's easy to forgive the fact that the essential story is a static assassination plot whose climax hits with a dull thud instead of a sharp bang.

At the Movies: 'A Lot Like Love'
Ashton Kutcher is an easy target. He's pretty, he's popular. He has a hit TV series ("That '70s Show") and a hot girlfriend (Demi Moore) who might be more than that, if you track the tabloid pregnancy rumors.

At the Movies: 'The Interpreter'
So much is right about "The Interpreter" that it's easy to forgive the fact that the essential story is a static assassination plot whose climax hits with a dull thud instead of a sharp bang.

Mini reviews

London marathon to feature all six 'Star Wars' movies
LOS ANGELES - All six chapters of George Lucas' science-fiction saga - including the final one, "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" - will screen in a daylong marathon May 16 at London's Leicester Square.

At the Movies: 'A Lot Like Love'

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday. See Friday's Your Life section for reviews of new movies.

At the Movies: 'The Interpreter'

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday. See Friday's Your Life section for reviews of new movies.

At the Movies: 'A Lot Like Love'
Ashton Kutcher is an easy target. He's pretty, he's popular. He has a hit TV series ("That '70s Show") and a hot girlfriend (Demi Moore) who might be more than that, if you track the tabloid pregnancy rumors.

Springsteen bares songwriting soul in rare TV appearance
RED BANK, N.J. - Bruce Springsteen prefers to let his songs do the talking. When those songs include "Thunder Road," "Nebraska" and "The Rising," it's hard to disagree with his approach.

Sonic Spotlight

Multitalented performer ages gracefully in career

Rapper makes name for himself with clever promotion
Houston rapper Mike Jones has never been shot and never served jail time.

Multitalented performer ages gracefully in career
A certain King of Pop has given the impression that former child stars missed out on their childhood and more, but Marques Houston says that's not so.

Multitalented performer ages gracefully in career
A certain King of Pop has given the impression that former child stars missed out on their childhood and more, but Marques Houston says that's not so.

Springsteen bares songwriting soul in rare TV appearance
RED BANK, N.J. - Bruce Springsteen prefers to let his songs do the talking. When those songs include "Thunder Road," "Nebraska" and "The Rising," it's hard to disagree with his approach.

Athens band makes sweeter music after taking hiatus
For members of Athens, Ga., jam band Wide-spread Panic, being apart has made playing together that much sweeter.

Rapper makes name for himself with clever promotion

Sonic Spotlight
BRANDON BarberAGE: 26HOMETOWN: AikenOCCUPATION: College and activity coordinator, Cedar Creek Church

Springsteen bares songwriting soul in rare TV appearance

Rapper makes name for himself with clever promotion
Houston rapper Mike Jones has never been shot and never served jail time.

Sonic Spotlight
BRANDON Barber AGE: 26 HOMETOWN: Aiken OCCUPATION: College and activity coordinator, Cedar Creek Church

Racing might return to network

Racing Newsmaker: Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart led the most laps at Martinsville, Va., only to lose the race when a wheel fell off. Then he led 45 laps at Texas before his engine exploded in flames.

Early problems threaten teams' hopes
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Bobby Labonte said he's never had so much bad luck on the racetrack, but he's not getting much sympathy from his older brother, Terry.

Early problems threaten teams' hopes
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Bobby Labonte said he's never had so much bad luck on the racetrack, but he's not getting much sympathy from his older brother, Terry.

Early problems threaten teams' hopes

Racing Newsmaker: Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart led the most laps at Martinsville, Va., only to lose the race when a wheel fell off. Then he led 45 laps at Texas before his engine exploded in flames.

Racing Newsmaker: Tony Stewart

Racing might return to network
AVONDALE, Ariz. - NBC Sports' new deal with the National Football League for Sunday night games in 2006 could signal the return of NASCAR to ABC.

Racing might return to network
AVONDALE, Ariz. - NBC Sports' new deal with the National Football League for Sunday night games in 2006 could signal the return of NASCAR to ABC.

Bobcats top Pistons

Isiah Thomas says he could work with Phil Jackson
GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Isiah Thomas wasn't exactly gushing as he spoke Thursday about Phil Jackson, the unemployed coach with nine championship rings who should expect a phone call soon from the New York Knicks.

76ers hammer Hawks

76ers hammer Hawks
PHILADELPHIA - The only drama for the Philadelphia 76ers came from other teams' results.

Isiah Thomas says he could work with Phil Jackson
GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Isiah Thomas wasn't exactly gushing as he spoke Thursday about Phil Jackson, the unemployed coach with nine championship rings who should expect a phone call soon from the New York Knicks.

Bobcats top Pistons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Emeka Okafor had 16 points and 19 rebounds and the Charlotte Bobcats closed out their inaugural season with a victory, snapping the Detroit Pistons' 11-game winning streak with a 97-86 win Wednesday night.

Isiah Thomas says he could work with Phil Jackson

76ers hammer Hawks
PHILADELPHIA - The only drama for the Philadelphia 76ers came from other teams' results.

Bobcats top Pistons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Emeka Okafor had 16 points and 19 rebounds and the Charlotte Bobcats closed out their inaugural season with a victory, snapping the Detroit Pistons' 11-game winning streak with a 97-86 win Wednesday night.

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Mr. Rickey Brown, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Steven Nimmons    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Gunnie Mae Luke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Charles Haynes, Jr.    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

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Mr. Johnny Starks, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nina Washington    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Royal Mobley    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeraldine A. Thomas    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

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Mr. Frank Jefferson    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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Mr. Ray Willis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Wendy M. Brandon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Mathis    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Stella Veal    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Annie Mae Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn E. Pentecost    (GARLAND, TX)

Mrs. Estella Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Horace Partain    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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Mr. Edward Lewis Lowe (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Culpepper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Ashlynn Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Connelly Austin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Jefferson (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty A. Disney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nina Washington (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Geraldine Snellings (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Jarrard (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Brevard (CROSS HILL, S.C.)

Mrs. Winefred Gauger (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Timmerman (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Inez Bodie Carson (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Horace Partain (HARLEM, Ga.)

Miss Almedia Dukes (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Stella Edwards (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Estella Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Gunnie Mae Luke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas L. Latislaw, Sr. (THOMSON, GA.)

Mr. Grady Jackson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Heath (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William Steven Nimmons (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Lee (KINGSTON, NY)

Mr. Ray Willis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Royal Mobley (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Wendy M. Brandon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Williamson (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Ira V. Dunham (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Dale Cooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Deadra M. Oliver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Willis Walker, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Betty Ferqueron (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mrs. Marguerite Stephens (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Willis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Dean (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin L. Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Charles Haynes, Jr. (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Ziprik (HIRAM, Ga.)

Mrs. Angela Bradley (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Brownlee (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Glenn E. Pentecost (GARLAND, TX)

Mrs. Nell Eidson (BATH, S.C.)

Miss Ashlynn Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McNair (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Burkett Heath (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Leonard Mathis (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Peggy Moore (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Bryson Jamarion Easley (CRAWFORD, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Clayton Todd (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Starks, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Marilet S. Price (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jaseph Williams, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Annie Mae Gary (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Stella Veal (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Otis Griner (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Georgeann Hammond (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)

Mr. Rickey Brown, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Eidson (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Nancy Brownlee (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Charles E. Godfrey (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Glenn E. Pentecost (GARLAND, TX)

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Mrs. Jeraldine A. Thomas (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

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Overtime

Seniors softball player is recognized

Shane Mosley starting over against Estrada

Greenbrier wins region title clash

Seniors softball player is recognized
When Terry Leiden and his fellow softball players wake up the morning after playing a game with every part of their body aching, they know one thing:

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USC Aiken's Scott Brown and Dane Burkhart have been named Peach Belt Conference co-Players of the Year.

Seniors softball player is recognized
When Terry Leiden and his fellow softball players wake up the morning after playing a game with every part of their body aching, they know one thing:

Shane Mosley starting over against Estrada
LAS VEGAS - Shane Mosley believes smaller is bigger. That's why he's starting over, trying to resurrect his boxing career by doing something fighters rarely do at his age - move down in weight.

Greenbrier wins region title clash
An ominous cloud of emotion swirled over the soccer field at Greenbrier on Wednesday night.

Shane Mosley starting over against Estrada
LAS VEGAS - Shane Mosley believes smaller is bigger. That's why he's starting over, trying to resurrect his boxing career by doing something fighters rarely do at his age - move down in weight.

Greenbrier wins region title clash
An ominous cloud of emotion swirled over the soccer field at Greenbrier on Wednesday night.

Champion falls back into pack
ROME, Ga. - Lance Armstrong finished ninth Thursday during the Tour de Georgia's individual time trial and said it's time to re-evaluate his training plan if he hopes to leave professional cycling as a winner.

Overtime
USC Aiken's Scott Brown and Dane Burkhart have been named Peach Belt Conference co-Players of the Year.

Overtime
Two Augusta State players have been named to the eight-man European team that will take on a United States team in the Palmer Cup.

Austrian pedals past Armstrong
ROME, Ga. - Lance Armstrong was alone at the top of Wednesday's last hill, but he couldn't hold off a German charge to the line.

Overtime
Two Augusta State players have been named to the eight-man European team that will take on a United States team in the Palmer Cup.

Older Billy Gilman looking for balance with success

Reflection, tears and birthday wishes from a new pope
VATICAN CITY - It began with a solemn oath of secrecy in the storied Sistine Chapel, then gave way to deep reflection about the last pope. It ended with a gasp, applause, tears of joy and - quietly amid the excited chatter - warm birthday wishes from the new pontiff to a cardinal.

Reflection, tears and birthday wishes from a new pope
VATICAN CITY - It began with a solemn oath of secrecy in the storied Sistine Chapel, then gave way to deep reflection about the last pope. It ended with a gasp, applause, tears of joy and - quietly amid the excited chatter - warm birthday wishes from the new pontiff to a cardinal.

Older Billy Gilman looking for balance with success
Billy Gilman wants to know: Will country music fans accept him as he ages? And, even more important, will country radio stations continue to play his music?

Older Billy Gilman looking for balance with success
Billy Gilman wants to know: Will country music fans accept him as he ages? And, even more important, will country radio stations continue to play his music?

Chaos theory rules the draft

Start planning now for 2005 income taxes
NEW YORK - If filing your 2004 income taxes was chaotic and stressful, then maybe - while the pain is still fresh in your mind - you should take steps to make taxes less taxing next year.

Pledge of loyalty issued for 'Arrested'
Want to pledge allegiance to the Bluths? In an unusual marketing move, Fox is urging viewers to sign a "loyalty oath" to its struggling, Emmy-winning sitcom Arrested Development, about the wildly dysfunctional Bluth family.

The voice of cartoons speaks out
LOS ANGELES - He's a family man, evil infant, talking dog and sarcastic alien.

The voice of cartoons speaks out

NBC's "Today" show executive is ousted
NEW YORK - NBC on Tuesday ousted the chief executive behind the "Today" show, with the network's biggest money-maker in a ratings slump and feeling the heat from ABC's "Good Morning America."

TV-Turnoff Week invites you to go without television
NEW YORK - Television is accused of many things, from corrupting our morals and co-opting our republic to undermining our families and making pudges of our children. For all sorts of reasons, TV routinely gets kicked around plenty. And now's a great time to kick it altogether - at least, for a week.

Pledge of loyalty issued for 'Arrested'

Election of a pope: A daytime TV reality show
NEW YORK - The election of Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday had all the elements of a hit daytime reality show for television networks: some comical confusion, anxiety-laden tedium and finally an exciting payoff.

TV-Turnoff Week invites you to go without television

Election of a pope: A daytime TV reality show
NEW YORK - The election of Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday had all the elements of a hit daytime reality show for television networks: some comical confusion, anxiety-laden tedium and finally an exciting payoff.

The voice of cartoons speaks out
LOS ANGELES - He's a family man, evil infant, talking dog and sarcastic alien.

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 11-17. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

Pledge of loyalty issued for 'Arrested'
Want to pledge allegiance to the Bluths? In an unusual marketing move, Fox is urging viewers to sign a "loyalty oath" to its struggling, Emmy-winning sitcom Arrested Development, about the wildly dysfunctional Bluth family.

TV-Turnoff Week invites you to go without television
NEW YORK - Television is accused of many things, from corrupting our morals and co-opting our republic to undermining our families and making pudges of our children. For all sorts of reasons, TV routinely gets kicked around plenty. And now's a great time to kick it altogether - at least, for a week.

Election of a pope: A daytime TV reality show

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'Star Wars' in 3-D keeps story fresh

Michael Jackson lampooned in online animations

Club calendar

Ex-Neverland guard testifies in Jackson trial

Paris Hilton-Nicole Richie spat goes public

Applause calendar

Powerfest is a family event featuring new, veteran acts

Officer reprimanded for not ticketing former child star

'Midnight Club 3' puts gamers in driver's seat of fast machines

Mixing it up: from hip-hop to retro

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Report: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner engaged

Bulldogs' road trip is off to a bad start
ATLANTA - Georgia's four-game, five-day road trip couldn't have started much worse than it did on Wednesday.

Bulldogs' road trip is off to a bad start

Bulldogs' road trip is off to a bad start
ATLANTA - Georgia's four-game, five-day road trip couldn't have started much worse than it did on Wednesday.

Himalayas provide backdrop for cinematic tales
There are few mysterious places left in the world: Technological advances have made connecting with cultures, be they deep in the Amazonian rainforest or on the far fringes of the Gobi desert, possible .

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Elephants rampage through Seoul

Reflection, tears and birthday wishes from a new pope