Phillies slide by Nationals
WASHINGTON - This victory should have been a walk in the park for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Nationals defeat Phillies
WASHINGTON - Brad Wilkerson connected off previously unbeaten Jon Lieber for the first upper-deck home run at RFK Stadium in 34 years, leading the Washington Nationals to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

Phillies slide by Nationals
WASHINGTON - This victory should have been a walk in the park for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Lewis becomes third member of '500' club

Phillies slide by Nationals

Nationals defeat Phillies
WASHINGTON - Brad Wilkerson connected off previously unbeaten Jon Lieber for the first upper-deck home run at RFK Stadium in 34 years, leading the Washington Nationals to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

Nationals defeat Phillies

Lewis becomes third member of '500' club
Dietmar Perez was a pitcher on the Harlem baseball team that got Jimmie Lewis his first high school baseball win as a coach in 1979.

Lewis becomes third member of '500' club
Dietmar Perez was a pitcher on the Harlem baseball team that got Jimmie Lewis his first high school baseball win as a coach in 1979.

Clever government agency earns mention in column

Woman accused in finger case waives extradition
LAS VEGAS - The woman who was arrested after claiming she bit into a human finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili waived extradition Tuesday, telling a judge she was eager to return to California to face charges.

Winners of whistlers convention announced
LOUISBURG, N.C. - The Seven Dwarfs did it at work. Some people do it in the shower. But it takes a special kind of person to whistle competitively.

Winners of whistlers convention announced
LOUISBURG, N.C. - The Seven Dwarfs did it at work. Some people do it in the shower. But it takes a special kind of person to whistle competitively.

Buffalo roam in a suburb of Baltimore
PIKESVILLE, Md. - A herd of buffalo somehow got loose and wandered around an upscale neighborhood Tuesday, disrupting traffic and alarming homeowners before officers managed to corral them in a tennis court.

Buffalo roam in a suburb of Baltimore
PIKESVILLE, Md. - A herd of buffalo somehow got loose and wandered around an upscale neighborhood Tuesday, disrupting traffic and alarming homeowners before officers managed to corral them in a tennis court.

Odds and Ends
NEWARK, N.J. - She's 87 and "a nice lady." She's also facing a weapons charge after trying to enter a county courthouse with a.38-caliber Smith & Wesson.

Odds and Ends
NEWARK, N.J. - She's 87 and "a nice lady." She's also facing a weapons charge after trying to enter a county courthouse with a.38-caliber Smith & Wesson.

Woman accused in finger case waives extradition
LAS VEGAS - The woman who was arrested after claiming she bit into a human finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili waived extradition Tuesday, telling a judge she was eager to return to California to face charges.

Smoltz breaks through with win

Furcal swipes three for first time in career
NEW YORK -- Given his speed and how long he's been in the league, it doesn't seem possible it took until Monday for Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal to notch a special milestone.

Braves topple Mets
NEW YORK - John Smoltz finally got some run support and bullpen help, earning his first win of the season Tuesday night in the Atlanta Braves' 4-3 victory over Pedro Martinez and the New York Mets.

Mets defeat Braves
NEW YORK - Mike Piazza broke out of a slump with three hits and Cliff Floyd and David Wright hit two-run homers as the New York Mets came from behind to end the Atlanta Braves' four-game winning streak, 5-4 Monday night.

Smoltz breaks through with win
NEW YORK -- So you thought John Smoltz's first win as a starter since 2001 would come easily?

Mets hang on to win at home
NEW YORK - You knew it was bound to happen sometime. Wishful as some might have been, Atlanta's starting pitchers weren't going to keep coming up aces all season long.

Furcal swipes three for first time in career

Braves hoping Jones gets well soon
NEW YORK - Chipper Jones was hopeful that the pain in his left foot would dissipate by Monday morning. Instead, it had worsened.

Smoltz breaks through with win
NEW YORK -- So you thought John Smoltz's first win as a starter since 2001 would come easily?

Mets hang on to win at home
NEW YORK - You knew it was bound to happen sometime. Wishful as some might have been, Atlanta's starting pitchers weren't going to keep coming up aces all season long.

Braves topple Mets
NEW YORK - John Smoltz finally got some run support and bullpen help, earning his first win of the season Tuesday night in the Atlanta Braves' 4-3 victory over Pedro Martinez and the New York Mets.

Braves hoping Jones gets well soon
NEW YORK - Chipper Jones was hopeful that the pain in his left foot would dissipate by Monday morning. Instead, it had worsened.

Furcal swipes three for first time in career
NEW YORK -- Given his speed and how long he's been in the league, it doesn't seem possible it took until Monday for Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal to notch a special milestone.

Mets defeat Braves
NEW YORK - Mike Piazza broke out of a slump with three hits and Cliff Floyd and David Wright hit two-run homers as the New York Mets came from behind to end the Atlanta Braves' four-game winning streak, 5-4 Monday night.

Braves topple Mets

Mets defeat Braves

Braves hoping Jones gets well soon

Mets hang on to win at home

General Motors recalling more than 2 million vehicles
WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. said Monday it is recalling more than 2 million vehicles, including nearly 1.5 million sport utility vans and pickup trucks that have seat belt design problems.

General Motors recalling more than 2 million vehicles
WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. said Monday it is recalling more than 2 million vehicles, including nearly 1.5 million sport utility vans and pickup trucks that have seat belt design problems.

Local sales tax pumping prices higher

Eye-care center looks to grow

Crude prices rise, approaching $56 a barrel
VIENNA, Austria - Crude oil futures prices rose Monday ahead of a meeting between President Bush and Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah that will focus in part on possible ways to bring down high oil prices.

Consumer confidence declines, new home sales soar

Local sales tax pumping prices higher
Pete Cakanic always used to think he could find a better deal on gasoline in Georgia than he could in South Carolina.

Tower lights are a registered trademark in France

General Motors recalling more than 2 million vehicles

Tower lights are a registered trademark in France
PARIS - Snapping a picture of the Eiffel Tower by day, or snapping one by night. For many businesses, there's a big difference.

Microsoft ships Windows for 64-bit computers
SAN JOSE, Calif. - After years of delays, Microsoft Corp. on Monday started selling new flavors of the Windows operating system that can address vastly more memory than previous versions yet can still run software designed for older computers.

Consumer confidence declines, new home sales soar
NEW YORK - Consumer confidence declined in April for the third consecutive month, signaling Americans' concerns that economic growth is leveling off. But one area of the economy is still white hot: the government said sales of new homes shot up 12.2 percent last month to the highest level in history.

Local sales tax pumping prices higher
Pete Cakanic always used to think he could find a better deal on gasoline in Georgia than he could in South Carolina.

Crude prices drop after Bush meets Saudi crown prince
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures slipped Tuesday after U.S. President George W. Bush met Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah to discuss ways to curb skyrocketing oil prices.

Microsoft ships Windows for 64-bit computers
SAN JOSE, Calif. - After years of delays, Microsoft Corp. on Monday started selling new flavors of the Windows operating system that can address vastly more memory than previous versions yet can still run software designed for older computers.

Eye-care center looks to grow
An eye-care center in the medical district has set its sights on west Augusta.

Some change habits to save

Crude prices rise, approaching $56 a barrel
VIENNA, Austria - Crude oil futures prices rose Monday ahead of a meeting between President Bush and Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah that will focus in part on possible ways to bring down high oil prices.

Microsoft ships Windows for 64-bit computers

Some change habits to save
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - High gasoline prices are causing some people to make lifestyle changes, while others remain relatively unaffected.

Existing homes sales climb by 1 percent in March
WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes and condominiums rose by 1 percent in March to the third-highest sales pace on record, a real estate trade group reported Monday.

RealNetworks to give away music to boost sales
NEW YORK - RealNetworks Inc., facing intense competition from file-swapping networks and from Apple Computer Inc., will give away 25 songs for free each month as part of a new service that seeks to entice music-lovers to pay for more tunes.

Merger would create the largest oil refiner in North America
SAN ANTONIO - Valero Energy Corp. plans to acquire Premcor Inc. for $6.9 billion in cash and stock as part of a deal that would create the largest refiner of crude oil in North America, company officials announced Monday. Shares of both companies rose.

SAP, Microsoft to link business software programs
FRANKFURT, Germany - SAP AG and Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday they had developed a new product to link their business software programs in a further cooperative step between the world's leading software producers.

Hybrid car sales rose 81 percent in U.S. last year
DETROIT - The lure of the Toyota Prius and other hybrid cars helped drive healthy sales of electric and alternative-powered vehicles last year, according to new data that shows the hybrid market has grown by 960 percent since 2000.

Crude prices drop after Bush meets Saudi crown prince
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures slipped Tuesday after U.S. President George W. Bush met Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah to discuss ways to curb skyrocketing oil prices.

Some change habits to save
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - High gasoline prices are causing some people to make lifestyle changes, while others remain relatively unaffected.

Eye-care center looks to grow
An eye-care center in the medical district has set its sights on west Augusta.

Existing homes sales climb by 1 percent in March
WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes and condominiums rose by 1 percent in March to the third-highest sales pace on record, a real estate trade group reported Monday.

Crude prices rise, approaching $56 a barrel

Merger would create the largest oil refiner in North America
SAN ANTONIO - Valero Energy Corp. plans to acquire Premcor Inc. for $6.9 billion in cash and stock as part of a deal that would create the largest refiner of crude oil in North America, company officials announced Monday. Shares of both companies rose.

Hybrid car sales rose 81 percent in U.S. last year

Hybrid car sales rose 81 percent in U.S. last year
DETROIT - The lure of the Toyota Prius and other hybrid cars helped drive healthy sales of electric and alternative-powered vehicles last year, according to new data that shows the hybrid market has grown by 960 percent since 2000.

Merger would create the largest oil refiner in North America

Existing homes sales climb by 1 percent in March

Tower lights are a registered trademark in France
PARIS - Snapping a picture of the Eiffel Tower by day, or snapping one by night. For many businesses, there's a big difference.

Crude prices drop after Bush meets Saudi crown prince

Consumer confidence declines, new home sales soar
NEW YORK - Consumer confidence declined in April for the third consecutive month, signaling Americans' concerns that economic growth is leveling off. But one area of the economy is still white hot: the government said sales of new homes shot up 12.2 percent last month to the highest level in history.

Part of area's history saved from the rough

Answers can put fat myths in focus
Fat is one of the most talked about, troublesome and baffling components of the human body. Test your knowledge to see whether you're up to date:

Is the ride over?

Catching a dream
Ever seen someone actually catch up to a dream and grab onto it? You have now.

Can't drink to this
As if airline flight attendants don't have enough to do looking after the flying public, they may soon have to count the number of drinks passengers down. That is, unless the Georgia Supreme Court comes to its senses.

Truth comes at a price
You may have heard or read lately about some shoddy, even dishonest, journalism: a Boston freelancer who made up details of a seal hunt that never actually occurred; Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom, who described a scene at a Final Four basketball game that, too, never happened.

Catching a dream

Catching a dream
Ever seen someone actually catch up to a dream and grab onto it? You have now.

Truth comes at a price

Frist-strike capability
The threat of the nuclear option will always be preferable to the use of it.

Is the ride over?
You can't keep leaking oil this way: General Motors last week reported a $1.1 billion loss in the first three months of 2005.

Can't drink to this

Is the ride over?
You can't keep leaking oil this way: General Motors last week reported a $1.1 billion loss in the first three months of 2005.

Truth comes at a price
You may have heard or read lately about some shoddy, even dishonest, journalism: a Boston freelancer who made up details of a seal hunt that never actually occurred; Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom, who described a scene at a Final Four basketball game that, too, never happened.

Can't drink to this
As if airline flight attendants don't have enough to do looking after the flying public, they may soon have to count the number of drinks passengers down. That is, unless the Georgia Supreme Court comes to its senses.

People in the News
NEW YORK - MTV is pointing to spikey-haired singer Ryan Cabrera to host "Score," a new reality dating show. Unlike his ex-girlfriend's "The Ashlee Simpson Show," Cabrera's show won't focus on his personal life.

George Lopez has kidney transplant from wife
LOS ANGELES - George Lopez has undergone a kidney transplant with an organ donated by his wife.

George Lopez has kidney transplant from wife
LOS ANGELES - George Lopez has undergone a kidney transplant with an organ donated by his wife.

'Lennon' cancels Boston engagement
NEW YORK - "Lennon," the new musical celebrating the life and songs of John Lennon, has canceled its Boston tryout to retool for the show's Broadway opening, still scheduled for July 28.

People in the News
NEW YORK - MTV is pointing to spikey-haired singer Ryan Cabrera to host "Score," a new reality dating show. Unlike his ex-girlfriend's "The Ashlee Simpson Show," Cabrera's show won't focus on his personal life.

People in the News
ROSEDALE, Md. - Motley Crue is joining efforts to find a Baltimore area woman missing since March 6, when she failed to meet friends for the band's concert in Washington.

Published photos show Pitt, Jolie strolling on a beach
NEW YORK - It's true - again? Despite denials of a romance between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, new photographs show the couple on a beach in Africa, according to published reports.

Travers to undergo bone marrow transplant
STAMFORD, Conn. - Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary, who has been battling leukemia, will undergo a bone marrow transplant after finding a donor.

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People in the News
ROSEDALE, Md. - Motley Crue is joining efforts to find a Baltimore area woman missing since March 6, when she failed to meet friends for the band's concert in Washington.

The Top Five
The tiop five list in entertainment.

'Lennon' cancels Boston engagement
NEW YORK - "Lennon," the new musical celebrating the life and songs of John Lennon, has canceled its Boston tryout to retool for the show's Broadway opening, still scheduled for July 28.

Travel agent testifies in Jackson trial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A travel agent testifying under immunity in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial said Tuesday she booked a flight to Brazil for the family of the pop star's accuser at the request of one of the singer's business associates.

Travel agent testifies in Jackson trial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A travel agent testifying under immunity in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial said Tuesday she booked a flight to Brazil for the family of the pop star's accuser at the request of one of the singer's business associates.

Published photos show Pitt, Jolie strolling on a beach
NEW YORK - It's true - again? Despite denials of a romance between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, new photographs show the couple on a beach in Africa, according to published reports.

Crepes with blueberries are a treat to remember
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - For Mother's Day or any day, cheese-filled crepes with blueberry sauce made with this recipe from The Culinary Institute of America would be a treat to remember long after the day itself. Although traditionally eaten in the morning, crepes can be served as a light snack, an impressive brunch item, or mouthwatering dessert.

Vegatarian recipe for breaded and baked eggplant
CONCORD, N.H. - Matzo pizza and pickled herring. My father's a proud Jew, but he's a strange cook. When it comes to dining from his heritage, he has a limited (and blessedly infrequent) repertoire - matzo pizza and pickled herring.

Easy to make low-fat Asian chicken with scallions
LOW-FAT COOKING: Asian chicken with scallions, miso chicken with fresh ginger

Create a fast meal with pea salad with bacon and eggs

Vegatarian recipe for breaded and baked eggplant
CONCORD, N.H. - Matzo pizza and pickled herring. My father's a proud Jew, but he's a strange cook. When it comes to dining from his heritage, he has a limited (and blessedly infrequent) repertoire - matzo pizza and pickled herring.

Easy to make low-fat Asian chicken with scallions

Create a fast meal with pea salad with bacon and eggs
Sometimes it's so easy being green. The ever-popular pea, a favorite springtime veggie, is arriving in quantity in produce sections, and who'd want to resist its multiple appeals? Along with the vibrant color, there's the so-edible size, the crunchy-smooth texture and subtly distinctive taste.

Crepes with blueberries are a treat to remember
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - For Mother's Day or any day, cheese-filled crepes with blueberry sauce made with this recipe from The Culinary Institute of America would be a treat to remember long after the day itself. Although traditionally eaten in the morning, crepes can be served as a light snack, an impressive brunch item, or mouthwatering dessert.

Crepes with blueberries are a treat to remember

Create a fast meal with pea salad with bacon and eggs
Sometimes it's so easy being green. The ever-popular pea, a favorite springtime veggie, is arriving in quantity in produce sections, and who'd want to resist its multiple appeals? Along with the vibrant color, there's the so-edible size, the crunchy-smooth texture and subtly distinctive taste.

Easy to make low-fat Asian chicken with scallions
LOW-FAT COOKING: Asian chicken with scallions, miso chicken with fresh ginger

Vegatarian recipe for breaded and baked eggplant

Team welcomes return of first baseman
Augusta GreenJackets first baseman Jason Columbus started the season batting.455 in three games.

Team welcomes return of first baseman
Augusta GreenJackets first baseman Jason Columbus started the season batting.455 in three games.

RiverDogs' pitcher mows down Jackets
The Augusta GreenJackets had the chance Tuesday night to put themselves back atop the standings in the South Atlantic League's Southern Division.

RiverDogs' pitcher mows down Jackets
The Augusta GreenJackets had the chance Tuesday night to put themselves back atop the standings in the South Atlantic League's Southern Division.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
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Golf's popularity on rise in China

Upcoming events
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Golf's popularity on rise in China
Judging from all the tee times in China, golf is shifting its roots.

Golf's popularity on rise in China
Judging from all the tee times in China, golf is shifting its roots.

RiverDogs' pitcher mows down Jackets

Team welcomes return of first baseman

Booker leaves Hephzibah for Burke Co. job

Booker leaves Hephzibah for Burke Co. job
One of the most successful coaches in recent Hephzibah football history made a decision last month. He wanted to step back from the limelight a bit and concentrate on another team. His home team.

Booker leaves Hephzibah for Burke Co. job
One of the most successful coaches in recent Hephzibah football history made a decision last month. He wanted to step back from the limelight a bit and concentrate on another team. His home team.

Sage plays flavorful role in pork tenderloin
Veal or chicken saltimbocca is one of my favorite Italian entrees. It is flavored with salty prosciutto, fresh sage and creamy Fontina cheese.

Sage plays flavorful role in pork tenderloin
Veal or chicken saltimbocca is one of my favorite Italian entrees. It is flavored with salty prosciutto, fresh sage and creamy Fontina cheese.

Sage plays flavorful role in pork tenderloin

Clever government agency earns mention in column
One of the perks of newspaper work is that people are always sending you free stuff.

Clever government agency earns mention in column
One of the perks of newspaper work is that people are always sending you free stuff.

Autopsies performed on children found in pond
Autopsies on the two small Warrenton, Ga., children found dead Monday show no indications of foul play and list the causes of death as drowning, Georgia Bureau of Investigations officials said this afternoon. y that there were no initial indications of foul play.

Men shot, arrested after store burglary
AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office said today that it will seek warrants for the arrest of two Trenton. S.C., men in connection with a convenience store burglary Monday night.

Activist judges need to be shown door
The attack on the judiciary in the United States is long overdue. The federal courts, for some reason, have determined that they, and not the Constitution, are the law of the land.Steve King, Belvedere, S.C.

Bible is not a science book
Regarding the argument of creation vs. evolution, which has graced the pages of The Chronicle many times before, I feel compelled to make a plea: Forget the dogma for five minutes and think about this with an open mind.Jason Novotny, North Augusta, S.C.

Don't turn United States into another theocracy
Adolf Hitler defeated the judiciary of the Weimar Republic of Germany when he set up his own courts with his own judges.Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Column, cartoon show cause, effect
If it is not beautiful irony, what is it? Whether intentionally or accidentally - when The Augusta Chronicle, in the April 24 editorial section, juxtaposed an opinion article by a Paine College professor, vigorously defending The Chronicle's cartoonist - in my opinion they reached a new editorial high.Richard Netzley, Evans

Corrections officers are not 'guards'
Concerning the recent events of the shooting at MCG: I've noticed throughout the articles that the Georgia Department of Corrections officer was stated as being a "security guard" or "guard." Amy Hilbert, Martinez

Bible is not a science book
Regarding the argument of creation vs. evolution, which has graced the pages of The Chronicle many times before, I feel compelled to make a plea: Forget the dogma for five minutes and think about this with an open mind.Jason Novotny, North Augusta, S.C.

Don't turn United States into another theocracy
Adolf Hitler defeated the judiciary of the Weimar Republic of Germany when he set up his own courts with his own judges.Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Pope article lacked substance

Bible is not a science book

Corrections officers are not 'guards'
Concerning the recent events of the shooting at MCG: I've noticed throughout the articles that the Georgia Department of Corrections officer was stated as being a "security guard" or "guard." Amy Hilbert, Martinez

Pope article lacked substance
This is in reference to your April 20, front-page Associated Press article on the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new pope.Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

Corrections officers are not 'guards'

Pope article lacked substance
This is in reference to your April 20, front-page Associated Press article on the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new pope.Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

Don't turn United States into another theocracy

Abortion letter was misleading
Regarding Richard Amundson's letter about abortion and adoption ("Abortion is bad; it can be worse," April 23): His assertion that "adoption would place the baby in a system that has more children than it can find adoptive parents for" is misleading.Dave Caddell, Evans

PC users drowning in information, executive says

Seniors calendar

Living briefs

Health and fitness

Magnetic ribbons show support for causes

Like it or not, Bermudas return

PC users drowning in information, executive says
WASHINGTON - Computer storage technology is getting so cheap a person could record every conversation of a lifetime and decades of photographs, but experts must improve search systems so users can make sense of such mind-boggling amounts of information, Microsoft's top research executive said Tuesday.

Living briefs
A lot of spooky and kooky things have happened since last fall when the plane-crash survivors of Lost first started roaming across that mysterious tropical island. Diehard fans of the show, and neophytes, might appreciate this review episode, which will either clear up a few things or simply make your brain curl up into the fetal position. The show airs at 8 on ABC (WJBF-TV, Channel 6).

PC users drowning in information, executive says
WASHINGTON - Computer storage technology is getting so cheap a person could record every conversation of a lifetime and decades of photographs, but experts must improve search systems so users can make sense of such mind-boggling amounts of information, Microsoft's top research executive said Tuesday.

Magnetic ribbons show support for causes
It started with the song Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree and spawned a car accessory that's become as common as air fresheners and fuzzy dice - the ribbon magnet.

Like it or not, Bermudas return
COLUMBIA - Bermuda shorts: They're not just for elderly English gents anymore.

Like it or not, Bermudas return
COLUMBIA - Bermuda shorts: They're not just for elderly English gents anymore.

Living briefs
A lot of spooky and kooky things have happened since last fall when the plane-crash survivors of Lost first started roaming across that mysterious tropical island. Diehard fans of the show, and neophytes, might appreciate this review episode, which will either clear up a few things or simply make your brain curl up into the fetal position. The show airs at 8 on ABC (WJBF-TV, Channel 6).

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

Low-temperature fire created without a spark
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Zhiyu Hu is using nanoscience - the study of the tiniest bits of matter - at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to spontaneously start and sustain some small, cool-burning fires.

Magnetic ribbons show support for causes
It started with the song Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree and spawned a car accessory that's become as common as air fresheners and fuzzy dice - the ribbon magnet.

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

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

Living briefs
Where there is food, there is a celebration, and dining out makes it special. There are as many desirable seats in a restaurant as there are desserts. Window seats and booths tend to be the most popular.

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

Across Georgia
GUYTON - The safe return of a missing 7-year-old autistic boy to his south Effingham County home last week is the latest success story of a rapid-response community notification program.

Witness says he was 'puppet'
After hearing several witnesses say that Campbell Peery's fingerprints were all over the case against former state Rep. Robin Williams and his co-defendants, a federal jury heard from Mr. Peery himself Tuesday.

Rants and Raves
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USC Aiken showcases Hubble photos

Tank to get brass sign

Across South Carolina

News you can use
Today is Administrative Professionals Day - observed on Wednesday during the last full week in April, which is Administrative Professionals Week.

Jury hears opening statements
After former state Rep. Robin Williams helped a good friend get a job at an Augusta mental health center, he started getting chunks of cash from the center, both sides acknowledged Monday.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested a pregnant Augusta woman on charges of child abuse, records show.

I-20 crash in McDuffie County ties up traffic
THOMSON, Ga. -- An accident early Monday morning on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County tied up rush-hour traffic in both directions for miles, authorities said.

Green tree frog becomes official state amphibian
ATLANTA - The green tree frog officially hopped into Georgia law Tuesday, when Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a bill naming the tiny creature the state's official amphibian.

Architecture experts delve deep into mansion's history
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Many visitors to Orange Hall notice a glaring contradiction before they ever set foot on the property.

Kid of the Day

Parents will vote on class concept

Kid of the Day
Jamie JoAnn Beaver is today's Kid of the Day.

I-20 crash in McDuffie County ties up traffic

Kid of the Day
Brittany Crafton is today's Kid of the Day.

Police pull missing children from lake

Court upholds murder conviction of area man
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday to uphold the murder conviction of a Richmond County man who claimed he accidentally shot his victim three times.

Soldiers talk communication

Bringing home a souvenir
Glenn Rhodes, an auctioneer with South Augusta Auction Co., takes bids for school buses at the former Floyd Graham Elementary School in Hephzibah.

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Across Georgia
GUYTON - The safe return of a missing 7-year-old autistic boy to his south Effingham County home last week is the latest success story of a rapid-response community notification program.

Local media respond on race
Nearly 50 Augustans attended an open forum Tuesday to listen and pose questions to members of local news media to learn how reporters and news directors affect relations in what some say is a city divided by race.

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News you can use

Jury hears opening statements
After former state Rep. Robin Williams helped a good friend get a job at an Augusta mental health center, he started getting chunks of cash from the center, both sides acknowledged Monday.

Across Georgia

Court upholds murder conviction of area man
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday to uphold the murder conviction of a Richmond County man who claimed he accidentally shot his victim three times.

Across the area
Four boys who beat and kicked a classmate in what officials said was a calculated assault at Morgan Road Middle School have been reassigned to Alternative School.

Stopping for snack is downfall of suspect
KINGSLAND, Ga. -- A bank robbery suspect let his cravings for Krystals get the better of him Monday, and he was apprehended at the fast-food restaurant a few blocks away 15 minutes after the bank heist.

Tank to get brass sign
Augusta water customers will pay about $1,500 to commemorate city officials on a water tank next month.

Kid of the Day
Brittany Crafton is today's Kid of the Day.

USC Aiken showcases Hubble photos
AIKEN - University of South Carolina Aiken officials celebrated the 15th birthday of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on Monday by unveiling two new images considered the largest and sharpest ever made by the Earth-orbiting observatory.

Center moves on amid fraud trial
It was the difference between day and night. Hours after a former administrator of the Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia entered his second day of trial Tuesday in federal court, the center's board swore in three new members and talked about new beginnings.

Kid of the Day
Jamie JoAnn Beaver is today's Kid of the Day.

Green tree frog becomes official state amphibian
ATLANTA - The green tree frog officially hopped into Georgia law Tuesday, when Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a bill naming the tiny creature the state's official amphibian.

Tank to get brass sign
Augusta water customers will pay about $1,500 to commemorate city officials on a water tank next month.

Teen's future lies in limbo
In Jennifer Birchill's mind, she is as American as apple pie. Her parents are American, her siblings are American and her boyfriend is preparing to serve the United States in the Iraq war.

USC Aiken showcases Hubble photos
AIKEN - University of South Carolina Aiken officials celebrated the 15th birthday of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on Monday by unveiling two new images considered the largest and sharpest ever made by the Earth-orbiting observatory.

Carpenter, Shealy will remain on city council
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Voters returned two incumbents to their city council seats Tuesday while the write-in campaign mounted by a third incumbent fell short, according to unofficial results.

Architecture experts delve deep into mansion's history
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Many visitors to Orange Hall notice a glaring contradiction before they ever set foot on the property.

Rants and Raves
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Regent denies report of chancellor's ouster
ATLANTA - A report by an Atlanta newspaper that the state Board of Regents has decided to ask the University System of Georgia's chief official to resign was incorrect, board Chairman Joel Wooten said Monday.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -- The NAACP settled a federal lawsuit against a rib restaurant accused of discriminating against black bikers during a Memorial Day weekend festival, the civil rights organization announced Tuesday.

Carpenter, Shealy will remain on city council
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Voters returned two incumbents to their city council seats Tuesday while the write-in campaign mounted by a third incumbent fell short, according to unofficial results.

Officers involved in shooting return today
The Medical College of Georgia police officers placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a state prisoner who attempted to escape from MCG last week will return to duty today.

Center moves on amid fraud trial
It was the difference between day and night. Hours after a former administrator of the Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia entered his second day of trial Tuesday in federal court, the center's board swore in three new members and talked about new beginnings.

Autopsies say two children drowned
The two small children found dead in a sanitation pond near their Warrenton, Ga., home drowned and had no bodily injuries, autopsies confirmed Tuesday.

Stopping for snack is downfall of suspect
KINGSLAND, Ga. -- A bank robbery suspect let his cravings for Krystals get the better of him Monday, and he was apprehended at the fast-food restaurant a few blocks away 15 minutes after the bank heist.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested a pregnant Augusta woman on charges of child abuse, records show.

Center celebrates 8th anniversary
Officials celebrated Fort Discovery's eighth anniversary, unveiling a new sign Tuesday to point tourists and educators to the center.

News you can use
Today is Administrative Professionals Day - observed on Wednesday during the last full week in April, which is Administrative Professionals Week.

Cox named coliseum authority chief
The newly elected chairman of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority said Tuesday he hopes during his one-year term to end the constant squabbling that goes on among authority members at monthly meetings.

Missing payments may hurt schools
ATLANTA -- The money local school districts use to buy books, keep the lights on and pay teachers could be temporarily threatened if the districts don't send enough money to the state's health-care plan for their employees.

Burglary suspects are shot
AIKEN -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that it will seek warrants for the arrest of two Trenton men in connection with a convenience store burglary Monday night.

UGA donors cut off support
ATHENS, Ga. -- The fallout from last week's Board of Regents decision to sever ties with the University of Georgia Foundation is affecting the university's $500 million capital campaign.

Board OKs architect pay
Questions of whether the Columbia County school system still has an architect of record for its new administration building were resolved at a Tuesday school board meeting.

Witness says he was 'puppet'
After hearing several witnesses say that Campbell Peery's fingerprints were all over the case against former state Rep. Robin Williams and his co-defendants, a federal jury heard from Mr. Peery himself Tuesday.

Officers involved in shooting return today
The Medical College of Georgia police officers placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a state prisoner who attempted to escape from MCG last week will return to duty today.

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Comments from readers:

Teen's future lies in limbo
In Jennifer Birchill's mind, she is as American as apple pie. Her parents are American, her siblings are American and her boyfriend is preparing to serve the United States in the Iraq war.

UGA donors cut off support

Soldiers talk communication
Tuesday's conference was attended by members of the Conference of American Armies, by observer armies and by special invitees.

Center moves on amid fraud trial

Autopsies say two children drowned
The two small children found dead in a sanitation pond near their Warrenton, Ga., home drowned and had no bodily injuries, autopsies confirmed Tuesday.

Across South Carolina

Architecture experts delve deep into mansion's history

Cox named coliseum authority chief

Regent denies report of chancellor's ouster

Stopping for snack is downfall of suspect

Across the area

Teen's future lies in limbo

Jury hears opening statements

Kid of the Day

Jackson promises to push for voter rights

Across the area

Green tree frog becomes official state amphibian

Bringing home a souvenir

Parents will vote on class concept
Year-round school is out. Same-gender education is in.

Autopsies say two children drowned

Jackson promises to push for voter rights
ATLANTA - Georgia led the way nationally this year in making it harder for people to vote, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Monday while vowing to return this summer for a voting rights march through the streets of Atlanta.

Witness says he was 'puppet'

Police pull missing children from lake
WARRENTON - Authorities are working to pinpoint what caused the deaths of two missing children found floating in a sewage pond a few hundred yards from their home.

Court upholds murder conviction of area man

Regent denies report of chancellor's ouster
ATLANTA - A report by an Atlanta newspaper that the state Board of Regents has decided to ask the University System of Georgia's chief official to resign was incorrect, board Chairman Joel Wooten said Monday.

Officers involved in shooting return today

Across South Carolina
ABBEVILLE - A day-care owner was indicted Monday in the death of a 4-month-old boy who authorities say overdosed on Benadryl.

Missing payments may hurt schools

News you can use
The CSRA Parkinson's Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at St. John Towers' dining room, 724 Greene St.

Local media respond on race

Paine gets big names to speak
The dean of the civil rights movement and the founder of C-SPAN will help Paine College celebrate baccalaureate and commencement exercises this weekend.

Carpenter, Shealy will remain on city council

Parents will vote on class concept
Year-round school is out. Same-gender education is in.

News you can use

Police pull missing children from lake
WARRENTON - Authorities are working to pinpoint what caused the deaths of two missing children found floating in a sewage pond a few hundred yards from their home.

Local media respond on race
Nearly 50 Augustans attended an open forum Tuesday to listen and pose questions to members of local news media to learn how reporters and news directors affect relations in what some say is a city divided by race.

Across the area
Four boys who beat and kicked a classmate in what officials said was a calculated assault at Morgan Road Middle School have been reassigned to Alternative School.

Cox named coliseum authority chief
The newly elected chairman of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority said Tuesday he hopes during his one-year term to end the constant squabbling that goes on among authority members at monthly meetings.

I-20 crash in McDuffie County ties up traffic
THOMSON, Ga. -- An accident early Monday morning on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County tied up rush-hour traffic in both directions for miles, authorities said.

Bringing home a souvenir
Glenn Rhodes, an auctioneer with South Augusta Auction Co., takes bids for school buses at the former Floyd Graham Elementary School in Hephzibah.

Jackson promises to push for voter rights
ATLANTA - Georgia led the way nationally this year in making it harder for people to vote, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Monday while vowing to return this summer for a voting rights march through the streets of Atlanta.

UGA donors cut off support
ATHENS, Ga. -- The fallout from last week's Board of Regents decision to sever ties with the University of Georgia Foundation is affecting the university's $500 million capital campaign.

Soldiers talk communication
Tuesday's conference was attended by members of the Conference of American Armies, by observer armies and by special invitees.

Missing payments may hurt schools
ATLANTA -- The money local school districts use to buy books, keep the lights on and pay teachers could be temporarily threatened if the districts don't send enough money to the state's health-care plan for their employees.

Across South Carolina
ABBEVILLE - A day-care owner was indicted Monday in the death of a 4-month-old boy who authorities say overdosed on Benadryl.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -- The NAACP settled a federal lawsuit against a rib restaurant accused of discriminating against black bikers during a Memorial Day weekend festival, the civil rights organization announced Tuesday.

News you can use
The CSRA Parkinson's Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at St. John Towers' dining room, 724 Greene St.

Officials set date for work on roads
Less than three months. That's the revised timetable for widening Davis Road from Washington Road in Martinez to Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway in Augusta.

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE -- After finding millions of dollars worth of drugs packed into tortilla chip boxes, police say they believe the owner of Rio Foods Distribution was using his business as a cover for drug trafficking.

At the Movies: 'Ladies in Lavender'
Put Judi Dench and Maggie Smith together to read their grocery lists and you'd be halfway to a decent film.

At the Movies: 'Ladies in Lavender'

At the Movies: 'Ladies in Lavender'
Put Judi Dench and Maggie Smith together to read their grocery lists and you'd be halfway to a decent film.

Broadway's new cast recordings to be available soon
NEW YORK - Not only has spring sprung, so have the cast recordings of several new Broadway - and off-Broadway - musicals that will be available in stores over the next several weeks.

Broadway's new cast recordings to be available soon
NEW YORK - Not only has spring sprung, so have the cast recordings of several new Broadway - and off-Broadway - musicals that will be available in stores over the next several weeks.

Broadway's new cast recordings to be available soon

Yao and T-Mac lay claim as NBA's top combo
HOUSTON - From his promising days in high school to his disappointing nights in Orlando, Tracy McGrady tried to pattern his multifaceted game after childhood idol Magic Johnson.

Pacers top Celtics
BOSTON - Reggie Miller still had a big shot left in his 39-year-old body.

Yao and T-Mac lay claim as NBA's top combo

Pacers top Celtics

Yao and T-Mac lay claim as NBA's top combo
HOUSTON - From his promising days in high school to his disappointing nights in Orlando, Tracy McGrady tried to pattern his multifaceted game after childhood idol Magic Johnson.

Pacers top Celtics
BOSTON - Reggie Miller still had a big shot left in his 39-year-old body.

Former Vol Munoz decides to quit football

NFL heads to Capitol Hill with new drug policy

Mrs. Ida Mae Robertson    (SPARTA, GA.)
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Mr. Otis "O.B" Turner    (LAURELTON, NY)

Mrs. Marie Tanner    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William Coppage, II    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
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Adrianna Campbell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Olive Dickinson    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Rev. Joe B. Harden    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Edward Marsh    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
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Mr. Otis "O.B" Turner    (LAURELTON, NY)
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Ms. Sandra Fay Sikes    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Myrtis Garrett    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Ms. Debbie Funderburke    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Andy Rutherford    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Eleanor Garvey    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Ms. Janice Arlene Gantt    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillian Goldman    (SIMPSONVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ann B. Newman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Rev. Joe B. Harden    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. James Edward Marsh    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Blander Hull    (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Katie Jane Moss    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Annie Baldwin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Jane Powell    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. James Edward Marsh    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
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Mr. Pete Kitchens    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Rev. Joe B. Harden    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mary A. Lott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ann B. Newman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. Leonard Mathis    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Marie Tanner    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Bobby McKevie    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ann B. Newman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann B. Newman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. Fred E. Wells, Jr.    (SUMTER, S.C.)

Mr. Andy Mitchell Rutherford    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Andy Rutherford    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Nicole Payne    ( WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Jane Powell    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Charles D. Perkins    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Myrtis Garrett    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Sadie Robinson    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Roy Billy Knight    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Marrien Walker    (ALTAMONTE, FL.)
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Mr. Ira Wayne James    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Lindsey Watson    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
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Nicole Payne    ( WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert K. Cavnor    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Allen Hollows    (PENSACOLA, FL.)
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Mr. Ira Wayne James    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
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Mr. Roy Billy Knight    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mrs. Doris C. Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Shirley Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Adrianna Campbell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Sandra Fay Sikes    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Fredy Chandler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Garvey    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. William Coppage, II    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Hudson    (ELBERTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Harry Deal Gill    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Jane Powell    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Olive Dickinson    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Huberta Perkins    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. James Edward Marsh    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Thatcher Smith    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)
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Ms. Debbie Funderburke    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Sandy Washburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Eleanor Garvey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Tom Whitlock    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillian Goldman    (SIMPSONVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Otis "O.B" Turner    (LAURELTON, NY)
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Rev. Joe B. Harden    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Kathern Benson    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Blander Hull    (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Ms. Sandy Washburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Jane Moss    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Thatcher Smith    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Jane Powell    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Huberta Perkins    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Baldwin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Mae Robertson    (SPARTA, GA.)

Mr. Pete Kitchens    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Hudson    (ELBERTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary A. Lott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Garvey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Ms. Sandra Fay Sikes    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Fredy Chandler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Shirley Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Adrianna Campbell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Harry Deal Gill    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Charlotte Boardman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Kathern Benson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Allen Hollows    (PENSACOLA, FL.)

Mrs. Doris C. Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby McKevie    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Lindsey Watson    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Otis "O.B" Turner    (LAURELTON, NY)

Mrs. Sadie Robinson    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Tom Whitlock    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Andy Mitchell Rutherford    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris C. Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Debbie Funderburke (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Robinson (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann B. Newman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Mae Robertson (SPARTA, GA.)

Mrs. Doris C. Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sandy Washburn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Jane Powell (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Roy Billy Knight (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Tanner (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary A. Lott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Joe B. Harden (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Harry Deal Gill (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Huberta Perkins (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby McKevie (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Fred E. Wells, Jr. (SUMTER, S.C.)

Mr. Otis "O.B" Turner (LAURELTON, NY)

Ms. Sandra Fay Sikes (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Andy Rutherford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Edward Marsh (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Garvey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Ira Wayne James (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Miss Marrien Walker (ALTAMONTE, FL.)

Mr. Otis "O.B" Turner (LAURELTON, NY)

Nicole Payne ( WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Andy Mitchell Rutherford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Goldman (SIMPSONVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann B. Newman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Pete Kitchens (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Fredy Chandler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Edward Marsh (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Garvey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Lindsey Watson (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Jane Powell (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Myrtis Garrett (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Kathern Benson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Rev. Joe B. Harden (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Thatcher Smith (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Adrianna Campbell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Baldwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Jane Moss (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Hudson (ELBERTON, Ga.)

Mr. Blander Hull (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Mr. Tom Whitlock (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Olive Dickinson (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Allen Hollows (PENSACOLA, FL.)

Mr. William Coppage, II (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Soccer team comes to area

Aquinas' sibling rivalries bolster soccer teams

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Aquinas' sibling rivalries bolster soccer teams
High school and its athletic perils are typically hard enough without having your "mom" around all the time using words like "spiffy."

Soccer team comes to area
Brad Usry laughs off his general manager title, but he's earned his stripes. Usry is responsible for bringing the latest in the long line of minor league-level sporting trends to Augusta: developmental soccer.

Soccer team comes to area
Brad Usry laughs off his general manager title, but he's earned his stripes. Usry is responsible for bringing the latest in the long line of minor league-level sporting trends to Augusta: developmental soccer.

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Despite an autopsy completed Tuesday, authorities have been unable to determine why a 15-year-old died during spring football drills at Central Gwinnett High in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Overtime
Despite an autopsy completed Tuesday, authorities have been unable to determine why a 15-year-old died during spring football drills at Central Gwinnett High in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Overtime
Individual spring sports statistics are due every Tuesday at noon, no exceptions, for boys and girls soccer and baseball.

Aquinas' sibling rivalries bolster soccer teams
High school and its athletic perils are typically hard enough without having your "mom" around all the time using words like "spiffy."

Overtime
Individual spring sports statistics are due every Tuesday at noon, no exceptions, for boys and girls soccer and baseball.

NFL heads to Capitol Hill with new drug policy
WASHINGTON - The NFL is tripling the number of offseason steroid tests each player can face, a policy change the league made public on the eve of a Wednesday hearing before congressmen who say they are already drafting legislation about drugs in sports.

Former Vol Munoz decides to quit football
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee offensive tackle Michael Munoz decided to quit football after he was not chosen in the NFL draft over the weekend, his father, NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz said Monday.

LB Harrison follows Bell to Steelers
Arnold Harrison continues to follow in Kendrell Bell's footsteps.

NFL heads to Capitol Hill with new drug policy
WASHINGTON - The NFL is tripling the number of offseason steroid tests each player can face, a policy change the league made public on the eve of a Wednesday hearing before congressmen who say they are already drafting legislation about drugs in sports.

Former Vol Munoz decides to quit football
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee offensive tackle Michael Munoz decided to quit football after he was not chosen in the NFL draft over the weekend, his father, NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz said Monday.

'CBS Evening News' hits an low-water mark in the ratings

Report: 'Will & Grace' to return next season

Branagh captures the 'Warm Springs' of FDR
LOS ANGELES - Kenneth Branagh knew that Franklin Delano Roosevelt had polio, but like most people, he was unaware of how he dealt with the disease - first trying to conquer the disability, then learning to live with it.

'CBS Evening News' hits an low-water mark in the ratings
NEW YORK - While critics have praised changes made to the "CBS Evening News" since Bob Schieffer took over for Dan Rather last month, viewers clearly haven't been intrigued.

Television ratings illustrate the sad state of comedies

Report: 'Will & Grace' to return next season
LOS ANGELES - "Will & Grace" should be back for an eighth season. The Hollywood Reporter, citing unidentified sources, said Monday that NBC and the show's producers have reached a deal for the 2005-06 season.

Report: 'Will & Grace' to return next season
LOS ANGELES - "Will & Grace" should be back for an eighth season. The Hollywood Reporter, citing unidentified sources, said Monday that NBC and the show's producers have reached a deal for the 2005-06 season.

Television ratings illustrate the sad state of comedies
NEW YORK - Viewers aren't doing much laughing these days - at least intentionally.

ABC touts special report on 'American Idol'
LOS ANGELES - ABC's "Primetime Live" will air a special that the network said will "explore explosive claims about behind-the-scenes activities" at Fox's hit show "American Idol."

'CBS Evening News' hits an low-water mark in the ratings
NEW YORK - While critics have praised changes made to the "CBS Evening News" since Bob Schieffer took over for Dan Rather last month, viewers clearly haven't been intrigued.

Branagh captures the 'Warm Springs' of FDR
LOS ANGELES - Kenneth Branagh knew that Franklin Delano Roosevelt had polio, but like most people, he was unaware of how he dealt with the disease - first trying to conquer the disability, then learning to live with it.

Branagh captures the 'Warm Springs' of FDR

Television ratings illustrate the sad state of comedies
NEW YORK - Viewers aren't doing much laughing these days - at least intentionally.

Travel agent testifies in Jackson trial

'Lennon' cancels Boston engagement

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Published photos show Pitt, Jolie strolling on a beach

George Lopez has kidney transplant from wife

People in the News

McGee disputes claim by Spurrier

McGee disputes claim by Spurrier
COLUMBIA -- There's been no resolution to South Carolina's NCAA problems, no matter what new Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier says, according to athletic director Mike McGee.

McGee disputes claim by Spurrier
COLUMBIA -- There's been no resolution to South Carolina's NCAA problems, no matter what new Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier says, according to athletic director Mike McGee.

Part of area's history saved from the rough
A piece of Augusta 's golf history went the way of the wrecking ball earlier this month. Some of it will soon be rising from the ashes.

Part of area's history saved from the rough
A piece of Augusta 's golf history went the way of the wrecking ball earlier this month. Some of it will soon be rising from the ashes.

Real world looms for soon-to-be graduates

Check, credit cards can help teach good spending behavior

Summer work can be cool experience in right setting
Summer work is a must-do of teen life. Think about it: It's a short-term job with the potential to leave lasting memories and line the pockets.

Girl must not waste time on an uninterested crush

Real world looms for soon-to-be graduates
As graduation nears, seniors everywhere are slowly becoming reluctant to leave the high schools to which they have now become so accustomed. Fears of stepping out into new territory are somehow overshadowing the pure joy of escaping the confining walls of high school.

Picture Perfect
Xtreme is looking for pics from your prom. Send us your photos and we'll run them in Xtreme, but you'd better get doubles - we can't return them.

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

My style
THE FACTS: Courtney Carpenter, 15, a sophomore at the Academy of Richmond County

Question of the week
Q: Are summer study programs a good idea?

Real world looms for soon-to-be graduates
As graduation nears, seniors everywhere are slowly becoming reluctant to leave the high schools to which they have now become so accustomed. Fears of stepping out into new territory are somehow overshadowing the pure joy of escaping the confining walls of high school.

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Xtreme calendar
ON DVD AND VHS: Jessica Biel joins Wesley Snipes to track down some blood-sucking vampires in the thriller Blade: Trinity, and Jim Carrey dons makeup and a bad attitude for the children's book adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Audio best

Check, credit cards can help teach good spending behavior
Paper or plastic? That is the question. Credit cards seem to be the new cash for teens. They're convenient and carry a cachet of esteem, maturity and responsibility.

Summer work can be cool experience in right setting

Xtreme calendar
ON DVD AND VHS: Jessica Biel joins Wesley Snipes to track down some blood-sucking vampires in the thriller Blade: Trinity, and Jim Carrey dons makeup and a bad attitude for the children's book adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Xtreme calendar

Check, credit cards can help teach good spending behavior
Paper or plastic? That is the question. Credit cards seem to be the new cash for teens. They're convenient and carry a cachet of esteem, maturity and responsibility.

Question of the week

Girl must not waste time on an uninterested crush
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I've liked this guy for about a year, and I've been trying to do all these things so he'll notice me, like walk by him in the hall, try to talk to him, etc.

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Q: Are summer study programs a good idea?

Summer work can be cool experience in right setting
Summer work is a must-do of teen life. Think about it: It's a short-term job with the potential to leave lasting memories and line the pockets.

Girl must not waste time on an uninterested crush
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I've liked this guy for about a year, and I've been trying to do all these things so he'll notice me, like walk by him in the hall, try to talk to him, etc.

Winners of whistlers convention announced

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