Metropolitan Opera offers new production of "Faust"
NEW YORK - Charles Gounod's "Faust," a work rich in beautiful melodies but seriously short on emotional depth, has gotten a new production at the Metropolitan Opera that fits it all too well.

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.

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.

Metropolitan Opera offers new production of "Faust"

Afghan teenager wins memoir contest
NEW YORK - An Afghan girl whose father and two sisters were killed in a 1998 bombing attack in Kabul will have her memoir published after winning a contest co-sponsored by "Good Morning America" and Simon & Schuster.

'Recovered' Haring painting may not be all it seems

Metropolitan Opera offers new production of "Faust"
NEW YORK - Charles Gounod's "Faust," a work rich in beautiful melodies but seriously short on emotional depth, has gotten a new production at the Metropolitan Opera that fits it all too well.

Afghan teenager wins memoir contest

Afghan teenager wins memoir contest
NEW YORK - An Afghan girl whose father and two sisters were killed in a 1998 bombing attack in Kabul will have her memoir published after winning a contest co-sponsored by "Good Morning America" and Simon & Schuster.

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

'Recovered' Haring painting may not be all it seems
KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The auctioneer billed it as a painting by "one of America's most sought after contemporary artists," an "American treasure" that had been "left for lost" in a woman's attic for 20 or so years.

'Recovered' Haring painting may not be all it seems
KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The auctioneer billed it as a painting by "one of America's most sought after contemporary artists," an "American treasure" that had been "left for lost" in a woman's attic for 20 or so years.

Paine: Pair of titles cap off successful year

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
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
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.

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

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.

Odds and Ends
RENO, Nev. - An alleged burglar was busted when he got stuck in a chimney and began yelling for help.

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
RENO, Nev. - An alleged burglar was busted when he got stuck in a chimney and began yelling for help.

Finger in chili a hoax police say, woman arrested
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Police investigating how a human finger ended up in a woman's bowl of Wendy's chili declared the claim a hoax Friday and arrested her on charges of attempted grand larceny.

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.

Finger in chili a hoax police say, woman arrested
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Police investigating how a human finger ended up in a woman's bowl of Wendy's chili declared the claim a hoax Friday and arrested her on charges of attempted grand larceny.

Atlanta's offense comes to life in win

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

Hudson patient with Braves' bats
ATLANTA - In his past 17 innings, Braves pitcher Tim Hudson has given up one earned run.

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.

Atlanta's offense comes to life in win
ATLANTA - Maybe a return home was all that was needed to awake the Atlanta Braves' slumbering lumber.

Hudson patient with Braves' bats

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

Atlanta's offense comes to life in win
ATLANTA - Maybe a return home was all that was needed to awake the Atlanta Braves' slumbering lumber.

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

Hudson patient with Braves' bats
ATLANTA - In his past 17 innings, Braves pitcher Tim Hudson has given up one earned run.

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 field sloppy victory

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.

Stocks fall as worries proliferate
NEW YORK - A fresh wave of worries pushed stocks lower Friday as investors dealt with disappointing earnings in the consumer sector, rising oil prices and the possibility of a nuclear weapon test by North Korea.

Post cancels Signal Symposium

Google stock hits new high as analysts boost earnings estimates

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.

Stocks fall as worries mount on Wall Street

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.

Crude futures rise on renewed supply worries

Google stock hits new high as analysts boost earnings estimates
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc.'s earnings are growing so rapidly that not even the stock market bulls can keep up.

Nasdaq to buy electronic rival

Post cancels Signal Symposium
The city's largest nonsports tourism draw is in jeopardy. Fort Gordon's Signal Symposium, which last year pumped an estimated $3.7 million into the local economy, this week was canceled because of military cutbacks to help fund the war in Iraq.

Stocks fall as worries proliferate

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.

Number of horses rises in Georgia

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.

Gap Inc. outlines concept catering to boomer women
NEW YORK - Gap Inc.'s new store concept catering to the over-35 woman now has a name and a launch date, company officials say.

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.

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.

Stocks fall as worries mount on Wall Street
NEW YORK - A fresh wave of worries pushed stocks lower Friday as investors dealt with disappointing earnings in the consumer sector, rising oil prices and the possibility of a nuclear weapon test by North Korea. Stocks finished the week higher, however, on the previous session's strong rally.

Google stock hits new high as analysts boost earnings estimates
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc.'s earnings are growing so rapidly that not even the stock market bulls can keep up.

Crude futures rise on renewed supply worries
BUDAPEST, Hungary - The price of crude oil rose Friday, fueled by a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia and refinery problems in the United States that triggered supply concerns.

Crude futures rise on renewed supply worries
BUDAPEST, Hungary - The price of crude oil rose Friday, fueled by a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia and refinery problems in the United States that triggered supply concerns.

Nasdaq to buy electronic rival
NEW YORK - The Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. is purchasing Instinet Group Inc.'s electronic trading network for $934.5 million, a move designed to improve Nasdaq's position as competition grows among the world's stock markets.

Stocks fall as worries proliferate
NEW YORK - A fresh wave of worries pushed stocks lower Friday as investors dealt with disappointing earnings in the consumer sector, rising oil prices and the possibility of a nuclear weapon test by North Korea.

Number of horses rises in Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Spurred by stronger economic trends during the past five to six years, Georgia's horse industry has enjoyed seemingly unbridled growth.

Number of horses rises in Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Spurred by stronger economic trends during the past five to six years, Georgia's horse industry has enjoyed seemingly unbridled growth.

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.

Post cancels Signal Symposium
The city's largest nonsports tourism draw is in jeopardy. Fort Gordon's Signal Symposium, which last year pumped an estimated $3.7 million into the local economy, this week was canceled because of military cutbacks to help fund the war in Iraq.

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.

Time Warner, Comcast seal deal to buy Adelphia

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.

Delta reports nearly $1.1 billion loss in first quarter

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.

Revitalization efforts draw tour downtown

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

Trades don't slow as stocks rebound

Stocks fall as worries mount on Wall Street
NEW YORK - A fresh wave of worries pushed stocks lower Friday as investors dealt with disappointing earnings in the consumer sector, rising oil prices and the possibility of a nuclear weapon test by North Korea. Stocks finished the week higher, however, on the previous session's strong rally.

Nasdaq to buy electronic rival
NEW YORK - The Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. is purchasing Instinet Group Inc.'s electronic trading network for $934.5 million, a move designed to improve Nasdaq's position as competition grows among the world's stock markets.

Consolidate programs
Being president is a tough job. Sometimes you take a beating no matter what you do. For instance, President George W. Bush came under heavy fire - and rightfully so in our opinion - for running the deficit up over $400 billion.

Consolidate programs
Being president is a tough job. Sometimes you take a beating no matter what you do. For instance, President George W. Bush came under heavy fire - and rightfully so in our opinion - for running the deficit up over $400 billion.

A disgrace to fatherhood

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.

Escaping tragedy
The state Department of Corrections apparently learned nothing from the Atlanta courthouse shootings last month.

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

Escaping tragedy
The state Department of Corrections apparently learned nothing from the Atlanta courthouse shootings last month.

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?

Consolidate programs

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

Escaping tragedy

'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.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Tom Waits' next boozy, bluesy tune might be about European car manufacturers.

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."

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

'Cojo' discusses kidney transplant with Oprah
NEW YORK - Three months after Steven Cojocaru's kidney transplant, Oprah Winfrey rolled out the red carpet for the fashion maven.

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.

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

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

Court sides with makers of 'The Perfect Storm'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The makers of "The Perfect Storm" have found themselves in the company of Bob Dylan and "Girls Gone Wild."

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."

Janu Tornell quits 'Survivor'
NEW YORK - Quitters never win, but if they make it far enough on "Survivor," they get to be on the jury.

'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.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Tom Waits' next boozy, bluesy tune might be about European car manufacturers.

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

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.

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.

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.

Court sides with makers of 'The Perfect Storm'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The makers of "The Perfect Storm" have found themselves in the company of Bob Dylan and "Girls Gone Wild."

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

Season to catch herring is near

Fishing tournaments

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.

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
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.

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
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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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?

Moore announces gubernatorial bid
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) State Sen. Tommy Moore told South Carolina Democrats on Saturday that he wants to take on Republican Gov. Mark Sanford in the 2006 gubernatorial race.

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.

Authorities search for missing 2- and 3-year-old
Warren County and neighboring law enforcement officials are searching for two missing children said to have wandered from their Warrenton home at 6 p.m

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.

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.

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.

From any angle, nepotism is wrong

From any angle, nepotism is wrong
Your editorial "Should DeLay go?" (April 19) justifies his putting family members on his campaign payroll because other congressional members do it. Robert Barnett, Aiken, S.C.

Victim lacked parental nurturing

Masters experience was priceless
My husband and I were in Augusta for the Masters Tournament. I would be remiss if I did not write to tell you how kind your citizenry is.Antoinette T. Jackson, Bullard, Texas

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

Abortion is bad; it can be worse
... On Feb. 26, The Augusta Chronicle stated in an editorial that the Georgia House of Representatives passed the Woman's Right to Know Act, "requiring abortion providers to help women give truly informed consent during a 24-hour waiting period, and calling for true parental notification of a minor's abortion."Richard Amundson, Augusta

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

Senator voted correctly on records
State Sen. J.B. Powell deserves much praise for doing what is right. He voted for House Bill 340, which is good legislation, even though some claimed that it legalizes government "secrecy."William A. Bloodworth Jr., Augusta

Gas-price solution lies in Alaska

Story's anecdote was misattributed
The Augusta Chronicle's April 3 story concerning tenants' rights ("Renters, know your rights") contained misleading information about Collier Management Co. Todd A. Dickson, Augusta

From any angle, nepotism is wrong
Your editorial "Should DeLay go?" (April 19) justifies his putting family members on his campaign payroll because other congressional members do it. Robert Barnett, Aiken, S.C.

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.

Modern men wear pink

Camshafts operate engine valves

Men add more fashion-forward and tailored looks

Living briefs

Taller Hummer H1 is more refined

Living briefs

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

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:

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.

Men add more fashion-forward and tailored looks
NEW YORK - Men are taking a long overdue look in the mirror, and many don't like what they see. How could they have thought that wrinkled pleated chinos and shapeless shirts ever counted as fashion - or were even attractive?

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.

Living briefs
TV TONIGHT: Ryan Seacrest is the host of American Top 40 Live. It's a televised version of the pop-music radio countdown program. Among the scheduled performers: Ryan Cabrera, Gavin DeGraw, Finger Eleven, Maroon 5 and Hoobastank. The show airs at 8 on Fox (WFXG, Channel 54).

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.

Modern men wear pink
There's a reason pink is a staple in most women's wardrobe - it looks good. And it looks good on most men, too, according to fashion editors at GQ who outfitted rapper T.I. in a pink wardrobe for the May issue.

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.

Men add more fashion-forward and tailored looks
NEW YORK - Men are taking a long overdue look in the mirror, and many don't like what they see. How could they have thought that wrinkled pleated chinos and shapeless shirts ever counted as fashion - or were even attractive?

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.

Living briefs
TV TONIGHT: Ryan Seacrest is the host of American Top 40 Live. It's a televised version of the pop-music radio countdown program. Among the scheduled performers: Ryan Cabrera, Gavin DeGraw, Finger Eleven, Maroon 5 and Hoobastank. The show airs at 8 on Fox (WFXG, Channel 54).

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.

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.

Modern men wear pink
There's a reason pink is a staple in most women's wardrobe - it looks good. And it looks good on most men, too, according to fashion editors at GQ who outfitted rapper T.I. in a pink wardrobe for the May issue.

Moore announces gubernatorial bid

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.

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.

Bank's contributions were missing from report
A "miscommunication" between Augusta officials and Wachovia caused the bank's contributions to the community to be excluded from a packet distributed to city commissioners earlier this week, a bank spokesman said Friday.

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

What big eye you have
Blue Ridge Elementary pupil Brianna Moore wears a giant eye, a symbol used in the A Series of Unfortunate Events books by Lemony Snicket, during an Earth Day Book Parade.

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

New law limits acceptable IDs
ATLANTA - Georgians will now be forced to show one of five specific types of photo ID before they can step into a voting booth thanks to a controversial bill signed into law Friday by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

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.

Bank's contributions were missing from report

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.

Officials suspend disarmed officer

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.

Town struggles with hit-and-run

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.

Road rage trial is set for May

Moore announces gubernatorial bid
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – State Sen. Tommy Moore told South Carolina Democrats on Saturday that he wants to take on Republican Gov. Mark Sanford in the 2006 gubernatorial race.

Officials say route is needed for safety

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

News you can use

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Device tests for breast cancer

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.

I-20 crash kills North Carolina man
A Goldsboro, N.C., man was killed and his wife was seriously injured Friday after the car they were traveling in with their two young children crossed into oncoming traffic Friday on Interstate 20.

New law limits acceptable IDs

Across Georgia
Two 3rd Infantry Division soldiers from Fort Stewart were killed when a car bomb detonated near their patrol Tuesday in Baghdad, Iraq.

Force patrols MCG campus

Road rage trial is set for May
ATHENS, Ga. - Former state senator and congressional candidate Doug Haines could stand trial next month on charges that he threatened a teenage girl in a fit of road rage.

Doctor remembers similar case

Town struggles with hit-and-run
AIKEN - When a piece of furniture tipped out of the bed of a pickup Tabitha Brown was driving, she quickly jumped out to retrieve it.

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.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies investigated a sudden-snatch robbery Thursday in which a woman's cell phone was snatched from her purse, a police report states.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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What big eye you have

Strong storms hit South Carolina

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.

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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.

Town struggles with hit-and-run
AIKEN - When a piece of furniture tipped out of the bed of a pickup Tabitha Brown was driving, she quickly jumped out to retrieve it.

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.

Girl recovers from transplant
AIKEN - In the coming months, a determined young Aiken girl has a to-do list that, at first glance, might seem mundane to her 9-year-old counterparts.

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

Project turns back clock on headgates
A return to the 1800s is now only a few weeks away for the Augusta Canal Headgates in Columbia County.

Authorities search for missing 2- and 3-year-old

Project turns back clock on headgates

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

Across the Southeast

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.

MCG officials release shooting incident report

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Across South Carolina
HILTON HEAD ISLAND - About 20 homes in a private residential community were evacuated Friday as a precaution after a chlorine cylinder at a public service plant began leaking, officials said.

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Dooley unlikely to get namesake

Five compete for city council seats
Five candidates, including an eight-year incumbent who is waging a write-in campaign, are vying for three North Augusta City Council seats in Tuesday's general election.

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

Tenenbaum denounces school vouchers

Downpour downs trees, power lines

Nurse ushered her patients to safety

Across the area

Portables offer fix to growth of enrollment

Officials say route is needed for safety
A connection between Richmond and Columbia county officials will be needed to help move forward a possible connector route for Old Augusta Highway to Newmantown 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.

Downpour downs trees, power lines
Blustery winds nearing hurricane speeds, heavy rain and hail struck the two-state area Friday afternoon, causing dangerous driving conditions, downing trees and knocking down power lines.

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.

Girl recovers from transplant
AIKEN - In the coming months, a determined young Aiken girl has a to-do list that, at first glance, might seem mundane to her 9-year-old counterparts.

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.

I-20 crash kills North Carolina man

Girl recovers from transplant

Across the area

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies investigated a sudden-snatch robbery Thursday in which a woman's cell phone was snatched from her purse, a police report states.

Force patrols MCG campus
With more than 10,000 people traversing its campus daily, the Medical College of Georgia and hospital is like a small city in downtown Augusta.

Road rage trial is set for May
ATHENS, Ga. - Former state senator and congressional candidate Doug Haines could stand trial next month on charges that he threatened a teenage girl in a fit of road rage.

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Police say exotic dancers violated county ordinance
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Five exotic dances were cut short this week as police raided Uncle Harry's International Gentleman's Club and arrested the strippers on charges of inappropriate touching.

Project turns back clock on headgates
A return to the 1800s is now only a few weeks away for the Augusta Canal Headgates in Columbia County.

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.

Authorities search for missing 2- and 3-year-old
Warren County and neighboring law enforcement officials are searching for two missing children said to have wandered from their Warrenton home at 6 p.m

Downpour downs trees, power lines
Blustery winds nearing hurricane speeds, heavy rain and hail struck the two-state area Friday afternoon, causing dangerous driving conditions, downing trees and knocking down power lines.

Officials suspend disarmed officer
The Georgia Department of Corrections officer who was overpowered and disarmed during a struggle with a prisoner at a local hospital Thursday has been suspended.

Force patrols MCG campus
With more than 10,000 people traversing its campus daily, the Medical College of Georgia and hospital is like a small city in downtown Augusta.

Pupils involved in fights return to school

Officials suspend disarmed officer
The Georgia Department of Corrections officer who was overpowered and disarmed during a struggle with a prisoner at a local hospital Thursday has been suspended.

Kid of the Day
Cameron Huston is today's Kid of the Day.

Officials search for two fishermen

New law limits acceptable IDs
ATLANTA - Georgians will now be forced to show one of five specific types of photo ID before they can step into a voting booth thanks to a controversial bill signed into law Friday by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Banks report contributions

Former agriculture chief gets 2-year prison term
Former South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Charles Sharpe was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for extortion and lying to federal officials in connection with an undercover investigation of an Aiken County cockfighting club.

Strong storms hit South Carolina

What big eye you have
Blue Ridge Elementary pupil Brianna Moore wears a giant eye, a symbol used in the A Series of Unfortunate Events books by Lemony Snicket, during an Earth Day Book Parade.

Correction

Bank's contributions were missing from report
A "miscommunication" between Augusta officials and Wachovia caused the bank's contributions to the community to be excluded from a packet distributed to city commissioners earlier this week, a bank spokesman said Friday.

Cause of landing stays unclear

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Prisoner is killed in hospital escape

I-20 crash kills North Carolina man
A Goldsboro, N.C., man was killed and his wife was seriously injured Friday after the car they were traveling in with their two young children crossed into oncoming traffic Friday on Interstate 20.

Students celebrate release of book

Across Georgia
Two 3rd Infantry Division soldiers from Fort Stewart were killed when a car bomb detonated near their patrol Tuesday in Baghdad, Iraq.

Layoffs of 175 set for today

Officials say route is needed for safety
A connection between Richmond and Columbia county officials will be needed to help move forward a possible connector route for Old Augusta Highway to Newmantown Road.

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.

Teens compete in contest with their created gizmos
ATLANTA - If America's future rests in the hands of the 8,500 teenagers screaming in the Georgia Dome on Friday, then it promises to be interesting.

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.

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.

Kid of the Day
Cameron Huston is today's Kid of the Day.

Augusta man accused of kidnapping, assault
Richmond County sheriff's deputies charged a man Friday with kidnapping and aggravated assault after he ordered a group of women to take him to a downtown grocery store to get beer.

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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.

Shortage of melodies on new Springsteen album
Bruce Springsteen takes listeners to some desolate places on "Devils & Dust": a desert battlefield, a prostitute's bedroom, the riverbed of the Rio Grande, a barroom gripped by the desperation of last call.

Shortage of melodies on new Springsteen album

Shortage of melodies on new Springsteen album
Bruce Springsteen takes listeners to some desolate places on "Devils & Dust": a desert battlefield, a prostitute's bedroom, the riverbed of the Rio Grande, a barroom gripped by the desperation of last call.

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.

Springsteen bares songwriting soul in rare TV appearance

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.

Some drivers happy about spoilers
AVONDALE, Ariz. - While most drivers aren't happy with the new lower spoiler for the Nextel Cup Series, Jamie McMurray and Rusty Wallace love it.

Some drivers happy about spoilers
AVONDALE, Ariz. - While most drivers aren't happy with the new lower spoiler for the Nextel Cup Series, Jamie McMurray and Rusty Wallace love it.

Wallace prepares for life after leaving race track
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Rusty Wallace might not drive a stock car again after this season, but he's certainly not leaving the sport. In fact, the telephone rings every day with new opportunities for the 48-year-old driver.

Some drivers happy about spoilers

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.

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.

Isiah Thomas says he could work with Phil Jackson

Augusta area awash in professional potential

Rogers equals instant impact

Williamson wants to prove he can be NFL playmaker

Smith, Brown could be top picks

Rogers ready to jump into starting role

Williamson has the right tools

Mr. Gary Sheley    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Marvin L. Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Willis James Walker Jr.
One of Augusta's esteemed medical professionals has died.

Mrs. Nancy Brownlee    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Mr. Ray Willis    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Burkett Heath    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mary Lawrence    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Miss Ashlynn Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Deadra M. Oliver    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearlie Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Bryson Jamarion Easley    (CRAWFORD, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Eidson    (BATH, S.C.)
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Miss Ashlynn Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Clayton Todd    (KITE, Ga.)
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Ms. Mary Ziprik    (HIRAM, Ga.)
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Mrs. Martha Connelly Austin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Gunnie Mae Luke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty D'Antignac    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Miss Marilet S. Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ira V. Dunham    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Edward Lewis Lowe    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Bryson Jamarion Easley    (CRAWFORD, Ga.)
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Mrs. Georgeann Hammond    (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)

Mrs. Stella Edwards    (SALUDA, S.C.)
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Miss Ashlynn Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles E. Godfrey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mary Lawrence    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willette Folk    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Williams, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Georgeann Hammond    (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)
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Mrs. Sally Roper    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Heath    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary McNair    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Grady Jackson    (MILLEN, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas L. Latislaw, Sr.    (THOMSON, GA.)
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Dr. Willis James Walker, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Roman L. Brown    (GIBSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Doris Jarrard    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Johnny Starks, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Estella Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Horace Partain    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Horace Partain    (CANDLER, N.C.)

Ms. Gunnie Mae Luke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Wendy M. Brandon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Calvin Lee    (KINGSTON, NY)

Mr. Woodrow Guill    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Jackson    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances B. Irby    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Eidson    (BATH, S.C.)

Ms. Estella Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Connelly Austin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Inez Bodie Carson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mr. Thomas L. Latislaw, Sr.    (THOMSON, GA.)

Mr. James Baker, Sr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearlie Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Reese    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George E. Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sally Roper    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Shiggs Ruffin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Marvin L. Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Jessie L. Rogers    (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)
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Mrs. Jewel B. King    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Horace Partain    (CANDLER, N.C.)
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Rev. Charles L. Kyles    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Williamson    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Marvin L. Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Ms. Gunnie Mae Luke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Frances B. Irby    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
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Mr. Richard Reese    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Willette Folk    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Rev. Charles L. Kyles    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Ira V. Dunham    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Rickey Brown, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Pearlie Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Leon C. Kelly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Jewel B. King    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Ms. Sarah L. Langford    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Ms. Estella Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas L. Latislaw, Sr.    (THOMSON, GA.)
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Mr. Woodrow Guill    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Gary Sheley    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Roman L. Brown    (GIBSON, Ga.)

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

Miss Ashlynn Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Rickey Brown, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Brownlee    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Wendy M. Brandon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Baker, Sr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Ray Willis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McNair    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Shiggs Ruffin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Ziprik    (HIRAM, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Elfleter Williams    (PETERSBURG, Fla.)

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

Mrs. Stella Veal    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Lee    (KINGSTON, NY)
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Mr. William Steven Nimmons    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Lewis Lowe    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Irene Royal Mobley    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Ms. Annie Mae Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Glenn E. Pentecost    (GARLAND, TX)

Ms. Gunnie Mae Luke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Homer Otis Griner    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Mathis    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mary McNair    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McNair    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Annie Mae Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Deadra M. Oliver    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Leonard Mathis    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Homer Otis Griner    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas L. Latislaw, Sr.    (THOMSON, GA.)

Mr. Horace Partain    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mrs. Doris Jarrard    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn E. Pentecost    (GARLAND, TX)
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Mrs. Mary Heath    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Miss Marilet S. Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles E. Godfrey    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Irene Royal Mobley    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Stella Edwards    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny Starks, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Ira V. Dunham    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. William Steven Nimmons    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. Bernard Clayton Todd    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Timmerman    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ruth Burkett Heath    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Stella Veal    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Elfleter Williams    (PETERSBURG, Fla.)
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Mr. Jaseph Williams, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. William DeBow    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Heath (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Royal Mobley (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Stella Veal (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Gunnie Mae Luke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Ashlynn Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McNair (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roman L. Brown (GIBSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Baker, Sr. (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Clayton Todd (KITE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Woodrow Guill (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Frances B. Irby (STAPLETON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Emma Shiggs Ruffin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Jarrard (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lawrence (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Richard Reese (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sally Roper (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn E. Pentecost (GARLAND, TX)

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

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

Rev. Charles L. Kyles (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mr. Horace Partain (CANDLER, N.C.)

Mrs. Mary McNair (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearlie Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Bryson Jamarion Easley (CRAWFORD, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel B. King (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Willette Folk (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Horace Partain (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Annie Mae Gary (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Ashlynn Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Otis Griner (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Gary Sheley (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Ms. Gunnie Mae Luke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Connelly Austin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Jackson (MILLEN, Ga.)

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Mr. William Steven Nimmons (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mary Ziprik (HIRAM, Ga.)

Mrs. Elfleter Williams (PETERSBURG, Fla.)

Mr. Ray Willis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Miss Marilet S. Price (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Estella Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Calvin Lee (KINGSTON, NY)

Shane Mosley starting over against Estrada

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
In Chapel Hill, N.C., North Carolina players Sean May, Raymond Felton and Marvin Williams are entering the NBA draft, leaving the NCAA champion Tar Heels without their top seven scorers for next season.

Armstrong's team could be the key
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Lance Armstrong's greatest strength in the Tour de Georgia might be more in his team than in his legs.

Overtime
In Chapel Hill, N.C., North Carolina players Sean May, Raymond Felton and Marvin Williams are entering the NBA draft, leaving the NCAA champion Tar Heels without their top seven scorers for next season.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

Augusta area awash in professional potential
Marcus Lawrence was always one to let his play do the talking.

Smith, Brown could be top picks
The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock attempts to pick the order of today's NFL Draft. No trades have been forecast in this prediction.

Rogers equals instant impact
Two interceptions is a terrible statistic.

Williamson has the right tools
The era of the shutdown corner in the NFL is over. The league pretty much did away with that when it changed the rules regarding contact recently.

Williamson wants to prove he can be NFL playmaker
Silver Bluff assistant football coach Keith Radford knew a few years ago what most of the football world knows now.

Rogers ready to jump into starting role
Butler alum Carlos Rogers will wake up this morning to a life-changing day. His daily grind will now be the dream.

Williamson has the right tools
The era of the shutdown corner in the NFL is over. The league pretty much did away with that when it changed the rules regarding contact recently.

Augusta area awash in professional potential
Marcus Lawrence was always one to let his play do the talking.

Rogers equals instant impact
Two interceptions is a terrible statistic.

Smith, Brown could be top picks
The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock attempts to pick the order of today's NFL Draft. No trades have been forecast in this prediction.

Williamson wants to prove he can be NFL playmaker
Silver Bluff assistant football coach Keith Radford knew a few years ago what most of the football world knows now.

Rogers ready to jump into starting role
Butler alum Carlos Rogers will wake up this morning to a life-changing day. His daily grind will now be the dream.

New Bible provokes evangelical Protestants' gender wars
"Bible Gets a Bashing in Bid to be PC." That headline in The Express newspaper announced the British publication of Today's New International Version, a Bible translation that has provoked a gender war among evangelical Protestants.

Benedict could accomplish much, even in a short papacy
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI realizes his papacy could be a short one, given his advanced age, but plans to accomplish a lot - and the Roman Catholic Church has great hopes for him, Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes said.

New Bible provokes evangelical Protestants' gender wars
"Bible Gets a Bashing in Bid to be PC." That headline in The Express newspaper announced the British publication of Today's New International Version, a Bible translation that has provoked a gender war among evangelical Protestants.

Edgy clothing expresses faith, but some feel it goes too far
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Walk into Lori Devins' downtown shop and you'll see this clearly isn't a typical Christian retail store. First of all, Extreme Christian Clothing features T-shirts. Then, there are the shirts' in-your-face messages.

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

Benedict could accomplish much, even in a short papacy
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI realizes his papacy could be a short one, given his advanced age, but plans to accomplish a lot - and the Roman Catholic Church has great hopes for him, Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes said.

Edgy clothing expresses faith, but some feel it goes too far
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Walk into Lori Devins' downtown shop and you'll see this clearly isn't a typical Christian retail store. First of all, Extreme Christian Clothing features T-shirts. Then, there are the shirts' in-your-face messages.

Readers give their thoughts on pope
The Augusta Chronicle asked readers to comment on the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI, the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

Latin Americans posed little challenge to Ratzinger
VATICAN CITY - Latin American cardinals, touted as papal contenders, appear to have posed little challenge to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger when it became time to decide, according to accounts emerging from the secret conclave.

Jewish families do a little spring cleaning
Spring cleaning in a Jewish home ends in candlelight on the eve of Passover.

Readers give their thoughts on pope
The Augusta Chronicle asked readers to comment on the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI, the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

Faith digest
Overland Park, Kan. -Tthe 2,200-member Christ Episcopal Church in Overland Park has decided to leave the Episcopal Church and its Kansas diocese and join another body in the Anglican Communion.

Futures of young Catholics at issue
WASHINGTON - As the Vatican prepares for the inauguration of newly elected Pope Benedict XVI, questions remain about the future of the next generation of young American Catholics.

Futures of young Catholics at issue
WASHINGTON - As the Vatican prepares for the inauguration of newly elected Pope Benedict XVI, questions remain about the future of the next generation of young American Catholics.

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

Latin Americans posed little challenge to Ratzinger
VATICAN CITY - Latin American cardinals, touted as papal contenders, appear to have posed little challenge to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger when it became time to decide, according to accounts emerging from the secret conclave.

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.

TV-Turnoff Week invites you to go without television

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.

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

Pledge of loyalty issued for 'Arrested'

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

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.

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.

Report: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner engaged

Michael Jackson lampooned in online animations

'Star Wars' in 3-D keeps story fresh

People in the News

Paris Hilton-Nicole Richie spat goes public

Court sides with makers of 'The Perfect Storm'

People in the News

Brown, Gibson set for the pros
ATHENS, Ga. - Since Reggie Brown and Fred Gibson were born in 1981, the number of Georgia wide receivers selected in the NFL Draft can be counted on one hand: Lindsay Scott (first round, 1982), Andre Hastings (third round, 1993), Brice Hunter (seventh round, 1996) and Hines Ward (third round, 1998).

Brown, Gibson set for the pros
ATHENS, Ga. - Since Reggie Brown and Fred Gibson were born in 1981, the number of Georgia wide receivers selected in the NFL Draft can be counted on one hand: Lindsay Scott (first round, 1982), Andre Hastings (third round, 1993), Brice Hunter (seventh round, 1996) and Hines Ward (third round, 1998).

Brown, Gibson set for the pros

Mills could be candidate for Pacers coaching spot
USC Aiken athletic director Randy Warrick remains tight-lipped about the ongoing men's basketball coaching search.

Mills could be candidate for Pacers coaching spot

Mills could be candidate for Pacers coaching spot
USC Aiken athletic director Randy Warrick remains tight-lipped about the ongoing men's basketball coaching search.

Odds and Ends

Finger in chili a hoax police say, woman arrested

Odds and Ends

Benedict could accomplish much, even in a short papacy

Edgy clothing expresses faith, but some feel it goes too far

Futures of young Catholics at issue

Latin Americans posed little challenge to Ratzinger

New Bible provokes evangelical Protestants' gender wars

Faith calendar

Readers give their thoughts on pope