Natural History Museum dino exhibit goes high-tech
NEW YORK - The machine turns on, and the 6-foot-long cast of a dinosaur skeleton comes to life. Its feet lift and lower as its tail sways, a predator on the move, mesmerizing to watch.

A scene-stealing automobile flies on Broadway
NEW YORK - Actors often worry about appearing on stage with those perennial scene-stealers: children and dogs.

'Spamalot' receives 12 Drama Desk nominations
NEW YORK - "Monty Python's Spamalot," the cheeky stage version of the British comedy troupe's movie, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," scored 12 Drama Desk nominations Thursday, honoring the best of the 2004-05 New York theater season.

Natural History Museum dino exhibit goes high-tech

A scene-stealing automobile flies on Broadway
NEW YORK - Actors often worry about appearing on stage with those perennial scene-stealers: children and dogs.

A scene-stealing automobile flies on Broadway

'Spamalot' receives 12 Drama Desk nominations
NEW YORK - "Monty Python's Spamalot," the cheeky stage version of the British comedy troupe's movie, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," scored 12 Drama Desk nominations Thursday, honoring the best of the 2004-05 New York theater season.

Natural History Museum dino exhibit goes high-tech
NEW YORK - The machine turns on, and the 6-foot-long cast of a dinosaur skeleton comes to life. Its feet lift and lower as its tail sways, a predator on the move, mesmerizing to watch.

'Spamalot' receives 12 Drama Desk nominations

Former Braves closer Rocker back in baseball

Challenges have been no match for Harris

Former Braves closer Rocker back in baseball
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - John Rocker once said retirement would beat playing for a New York team. Now, the metropolitan area he slammed so hard provides the setting for a comeback bid.

Former Braves closer Rocker back in baseball
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - John Rocker once said retirement would beat playing for a New York team. Now, the metropolitan area he slammed so hard provides the setting for a comeback bid.

Knights stake state spot

Challenges have been no match for Harris
It happens at the start of every Glenn Hills baseball game. A hitter steps to the plate. He sees TaCara Harris at second base and wishes for a mirror and a comb.

Knights stake state spot
The Evans baseball team began another mission Friday night.

Challenges have been no match for Harris
It happens at the start of every Glenn Hills baseball game. A hitter steps to the plate. He sees TaCara Harris at second base and wishes for a mirror and a comb.

Knights stake state spot
The Evans baseball team began another mission Friday night.

Woman gives up Packers' tickets to avoid jail
OSHKOSH, Wis. - A woman given the choice between giving up her family's Green Bay Packers' tickets or going to jail has chosen to turn her back on football.

Odds and Ends
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. - A high school production doesn't debut until June, but it's already getting some bad reviews.

Mystery of the exploding toads explained - maybe
BERLIN - What's making toads puff up and explode in northern Europe? More than 1,000 toad corpses have been found at a pond in an upscale neighborhood in Hamburg and over the border in Denmark after bloating and bursting.

Men who claimed they found buried money are arrested
LAWRENCE, Mass. - Two men who claimed in numerous national television interviews that they found buried treasure in the back yard of a home were arrested early Friday after being questioned by police, who said the money was stolen.

Odds and Ends
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. - A high school production doesn't debut until June, but it's already getting some bad reviews.

Mystery of the exploding toads explained - maybe
BERLIN - What's making toads puff up and explode in northern Europe? More than 1,000 toad corpses have been found at a pond in an upscale neighborhood in Hamburg and over the border in Denmark after bloating and bursting.

Odds and Ends
ENID, Okla. - There may be a burglar with a conscience in Garfield County.

Mulder gets best of Hudson
ATLANTA - Albert Pujols looked about as ordinary as he could in three of his four at-bats Friday against the Braves.

Mulder gets best of Hudson
ATLANTA - Albert Pujols looked about as ordinary as he could in three of his four at-bats Friday against the Braves.

Mulder gets best of Hudson

Jones stays on bench with injured left foot
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones' target date for a return to the lineup came and went Friday without the Braves' third baseman budging from the bench.

Friends prepared for faceoff
ATLANTA - Fate does have a sense of humor, apparently.

Hospital plans 100 job cuts
On Monday, St. Joseph Hospital will slash 100 jobs, citing failed negotiations with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Inc., its largest managed care contractor.

Gas prices stabilize as summer driving approaches
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Gas prices, which hit record highs earlier this month in South Carolina, have fallen back and stabilized as the summer driving season approaches.

Hospital plans 100 job cuts
On Monday, St. Joseph Hospital will slash 100 jobs, citing failed negotiations with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Inc., its largest managed care contractor.

Spending a pretty penny
AIKEN - Natalie Landy has been looking forward to her first prom since the day she began high school. Her mother, Connie, has been awaiting Natalie's prom for much longer.

Crude oil prices plunge, settle below $50 a barrel
Oil prices closed below $50 a barrel for the first time in more than two months on Friday after declining by more than $5 a barrel in the past week on rising U.S. supplies and slower economic growth.

Second investor buys large amount of Wendy's stock
DUBLIN, Ohio - An investment company that tried unsuccessfully to acquire Circuit City Stores Inc. says it has purchased shares giving it a 6.1 percent stake in Wendy's International Inc.

Spending a pretty penny
AIKEN - Natalie Landy has been looking forward to her first prom since the day she began high school. Her mother, Connie, has been awaiting Natalie's prom for much longer.

Crude prices rebound after falling below $50 a barrel

Incomes grow at fastest pace in three Months
WASHINGTON - Americans' incomes rose by 0.5 percent in March, the best showing in three months, and they used the extra money to boost consumer spending by 0.6 percent, the government reported Friday.

Melania Trump to appear in Aflac commercial

Stocks rally as oil falls below $50 per barrel
NEW YORK - Wall Street ended a volatile week with a big advance Friday as oil prices tumbled below $50 per barrel and jittery investors took solace in a pair of economic reports that eased their inflation concerns. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 122 points for the session, but the major indexes finished the week mixed.

Stocks rally as oil falls below $50 per barrel
NEW YORK - Wall Street ended a volatile week with a big advance Friday as oil prices tumbled below $50 per barrel and jittery investors took solace in a pair of economic reports that eased their inflation concerns. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 122 points for the session, but the major indexes finished the week mixed.

Second investor buys large amount of Wendy's stock
DUBLIN, Ohio - An investment company that tried unsuccessfully to acquire Circuit City Stores Inc. says it has purchased shares giving it a 6.1 percent stake in Wendy's International Inc.

Spending a pretty penny

Firm brings work to 550
AIKEN - A California-based firm with plans to build a $328 million nuclear waste processing facility at Savannah River Site has beefed up its Aiken operations, with plans to hire an additional 550 workers to complete the job.

Incomes grow at fastest pace in three Months
WASHINGTON - Americans' incomes rose by 0.5 percent in March, the best showing in three months, and they used the extra money to boost consumer spending by 0.6 percent, the government reported Friday.

'Metro Spirit' gets new owner
"Augusta's Independent Voice" is under new ownership. The Metro Spirit, along with its affiliate publications Sass and Augusta Parent, have been acquired by Portico Publications Ltd., the company that publishes the Free Times in Columbia.

Gas prices stabilize as summer driving approaches

Gas prices stabilize as summer driving approaches
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Gas prices, which hit record highs earlier this month in South Carolina, have fallen back and stabilized as the summer driving season approaches.

Second investor buys large amount of Wendy's stock

'Metro Spirit' gets new owner

Firm brings work to 550
AIKEN - A California-based firm with plans to build a $328 million nuclear waste processing facility at Savannah River Site has beefed up its Aiken operations, with plans to hire an additional 550 workers to complete the job.

Crude prices rebound after falling below $50 a barrel
NEW YORK - Oil prices rebounded after dropping more than $1 a barrel Thursday as growing crude supplies and signs of slower economic growth led traders to test the $50 mark.

'Metro Spirit' gets new owner
"Augusta's Independent Voice" is under new ownership. The Metro Spirit, along with its affiliate publications Sass and Augusta Parent, have been acquired by Portico Publications Ltd., the company that publishes the Free Times in Columbia.

Melania Trump to appear in Aflac commercial
NEW YORK - In her first big commercial, model Melania Trump is starring alongside a duck - not The Donald.

Economy logs its slowest growth in two years

Economy logs its slowest growth in two years
WASHINGTON - Cramped by high energy prices, consumers and businesses tightened their belts in the first quarter, causing the economy to log its slowest growth in two years.

Walgreens looks to add new location in Augusta

Melania Trump to appear in Aflac commercial
NEW YORK - In her first big commercial, model Melania Trump is starring alongside a duck - not The Donald.

Economy logs its slowest growth in two years
WASHINGTON - Cramped by high energy prices, consumers and businesses tightened their belts in the first quarter, causing the economy to log its slowest growth in two years.

Assets pass $750 million mark
The parent company of Georgia Bank & Trust Co. reported modest first-quarter earnings growth Thursday and announced it has passed the $750 million asset mark.

Incomes grow at fastest pace in three Months

Walgreens looks to add new location in Augusta
A near-stagnant commercial section of central Augusta might soon see new development.

Firm brings work to 550

Crude prices rebound after falling below $50 a barrel
NEW YORK - Oil prices rebounded after dropping more than $1 a barrel Thursday as growing crude supplies and signs of slower economic growth led traders to test the $50 mark.

Hospital plans 100 job cuts

Walgreens looks to add new location in Augusta
A near-stagnant commercial section of central Augusta might soon see new development.

Stocks rally as oil falls below $50 per barrel

Crude oil prices plunge, settle below $50 a barrel

Crude oil prices plunge, settle below $50 a barrel
Oil prices closed below $50 a barrel for the first time in more than two months on Friday after declining by more than $5 a barrel in the past week on rising U.S. supplies and slower economic growth.

Bush's energy agenda

Rock the boat, baby
Opponents of John Bolton are concerned he might rock the boat at the United Nations.

Restoring ethics
What a mistake. When the GOP-led U.S. House approved dismissing misconduct charges against Tom DeLay in January, it exposed a weak flank that Democrats were more than happy to attack.

A school less pleasant
Alternative schools should be a place for difficult pupils to learn lessons and improve their behavior - but also a place they should want to get out of, in order to return to the regular public school population.

Rock the boat, baby

Restoring ethics
What a mistake. When the GOP-led U.S. House approved dismissing misconduct charges against Tom DeLay in January, it exposed a weak flank that Democrats were more than happy to attack.

Pet limit is necessary
Columbia County is doing right by moving toward an ordinance that would limit the number of pets per household, perhaps to as few as six.

Rock the boat, baby
Opponents of John Bolton are concerned he might rock the boat at the United Nations.

Bush's energy agenda
President Bush made it clear in his press conference Thursday night that he's making energy policy a high priority.

Bush's energy agenda
President Bush made it clear in his press conference Thursday night that he's making energy policy a high priority.

Restoring ethics

Evidence in 1993 Jackson investigation allowed at trial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Prosecutors in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial may use as evidence two books seized from the pop star's bedroom in 1993 that feature pictures of nude boys, the judge ruled Friday.

Stan Lee reaches settlement with Marvel
NEW YORK - Superhero creator Stan Lee is feeling rather super himself after reaching a settlement with Marvel Enterprises.

Stan Lee reaches settlement with Marvel
NEW YORK - Superhero creator Stan Lee is feeling rather super himself after reaching a settlement with Marvel Enterprises.

Tina Fey and husband expecting first baby
NEW YORK - This just in: "Saturday Night Live" comedian-writer Tina Fey is pregnant.

Jackson defense asks to strike ex-wife's testimony
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson's defense on Thursday asked the judge in his child molestation trial to strike the testimony of ex-wife Deborah Rowe but did not reveal the reason in open court.

Boy battles to save Bugs' gang
TULSA, Okla. - Eleven-year-old Thomas Adams thought Warner Bros. had gone daffy when he saw the company's plans for a new cartoon called "Loonatics," based on Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes pals.

People in the News
TEMPLE, Texas - A 27-year-old Texas man has been convicted in the slaying of a former manager of the 1970s rock group Grand Funk Railroad.

Tina Fey and husband expecting first baby
NEW YORK - This just in: "Saturday Night Live" comedian-writer Tina Fey is pregnant.

Evidence in 1993 Jackson investigation allowed at trial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Prosecutors in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial may use as evidence two books seized from the pop star's bedroom in 1993 that feature pictures of nude boys, the judge ruled Friday.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ricky Gervais is making the move from annoying office worker to sad-sack actor.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ricky Gervais is making the move from annoying office worker to sad-sack actor.

Limbaugh appeal over medical records denied by Fla. court
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday declined to consider an appeal from commentator Rush Limbaugh claiming his privacy was violated when his medical records were seized for an investigation of whether he illegally purchased painkillers.

Jackson defense asks to strike ex-wife's testimony
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson's defense on Thursday asked the judge in his child molestation trial to strike the testimony of ex-wife Deborah Rowe but did not reveal the reason in open court.

Cruise and Holmes the latest Hollywood couple
LOS ANGELES - Tom Cruise has a new girlfriend - actress Katie Holmes.

Boy battles to save Bugs' gang
TULSA, Okla. - Eleven-year-old Thomas Adams thought Warner Bros. had gone daffy when he saw the company's plans for a new cartoon called "Loonatics," based on Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes pals.

Rates on 30-year mortgages decline
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for a fourth consecutive week as more evidence of an economic slowdown eased concerns among bond investors about inflation.

Rates on 30-year mortgages decline

Rates on 30-year mortgages decline
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for a fourth consecutive week as more evidence of an economic slowdown eased concerns among bond investors about inflation.

Wind makes fishing spotty
Adverse weather conditions and cool water temperatures have kept many anglers off Thurmond Lake, but Savannah River angling has been red hot.

Wind makes fishing spotty
Adverse weather conditions and cool water temperatures have kept many anglers off Thurmond Lake, but Savannah River angling has been red hot.

Tournament results
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.

Wind makes fishing spotty

Tournament results

Tournament results
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.

Smaller, hardy plants not your grandmother's lilacs
ST. LOUIS - The fragrance of lilac is fresh and floral with sweet undertones, as they say in the perfumeries.

Smaller, hardy plants not your grandmother's lilacs
ST. LOUIS - The fragrance of lilac is fresh and floral with sweet undertones, as they say in the perfumeries.

Too much insecticide can harm garden
Far too many gardeners think that the only good bug is a dead bug, but this is not true.

Smaller, hardy plants not your grandmother's lilacs

Too much insecticide can harm garden
Far too many gardeners think that the only good bug is a dead bug, but this is not true.

Too much insecticide can harm garden

Jackets close out 'Dogs
They didn't have the lead, but the Augusta GreenJackets desperately needed their closer Thursday night in the eighth inning.

Jackets close out 'Dogs
They didn't have the lead, but the Augusta GreenJackets desperately needed their closer Thursday night in the eighth inning.

GreenJackets chain RiverDogs
With team leading hitter Brian Horwitz on the shelf for a week with a shoulder injury, GreenJackets manager Roberto Kelly went to his second option: Carlos Sosa.

GreenJackets chain RiverDogs
With team leading hitter Brian Horwitz on the shelf for a week with a shoulder injury, GreenJackets manager Roberto Kelly went to his second option: Carlos Sosa.

Bradley hoping for short tour stop

Jones keeping up with seniors
How's this for timing: North Augusta's Lance Jones turned 50 and senior-eligible April 22, a week before the season's first Regions Cup event - which just happens to be match play, his favorite format.

Musketeers' golf team has a wealth of talent
Richmond Academy's golf team begins its playoff walk today with the Region 3-AAA meet in Waynesboro. Will it be a good walk to a state title? Or steps spoiled at the end, like last year?

Tschetter leads Franklin American Mortgage
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Kris Tschetter shot a 3-under 69 in driving rain that gave way to windy afternoon conditions Thursday to top the field in the first round of the Franklin American Mortgage Championship.

Atwal rides wind to Zurich lead
AVONDALE, La. - India's Arjun Atwal overcame Friday's gusting winds to shoot 4-under-par 68 and take a one-stroke lead over J.J. Henry after two rounds of the Zurich Classic.

Jones keeping up with seniors

Tschetter leads Franklin American Mortgage
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Kris Tschetter shot a 3-under 69 in driving rain that gave way to windy afternoon conditions Thursday to top the field in the first round of the Franklin American Mortgage Championship.

Tschetter leads Franklin American Mortgage

Rousey hopes to follow peers
McCORMICK, S.C. - Nick Rousey is the NGA/Hooters Tour's current leading money winner. That doesn't mean the former Alabama golfer has a future on the PGA Tour, but it makes his hopes to reach pro golf's top level more realistic.

Rousey hopes to follow peers
McCORMICK, S.C. - Nick Rousey is the NGA/Hooters Tour's current leading money winner. That doesn't mean the former Alabama golfer has a future on the PGA Tour, but it makes his hopes to reach pro golf's top level more realistic.

Jones keeping up with seniors
How's this for timing: North Augusta's Lance Jones turned 50 and senior-eligible April 22, a week before the season's first Regions Cup event - which just happens to be match play, his favorite format.

Local golf tee times
City of Augusta Match Play Championship

Bradley hoping for short tour stop
Rob Bradley likes his new home on the NGA/Hooters Tour, but he hopes his stay is temporary.

McCormick duo on pace to play in final match
The McCormick brothers lived up to their pre-tournament billing as favorites in the City of Augusta Match Play Championship and could be headed for a sibling showdown for the title.

Rousey hopes to follow peers

Eighth-grader boosts Dutch Fork
AIKEN - Dutch Fork golf coach Mark Giles expects the Bryan brothers to perform well each time they tee it up in competition.

Atwal rides wind to Zurich lead

McCormick duo on pace to play in final match
The McCormick brothers lived up to their pre-tournament billing as favorites in the City of Augusta Match Play Championship and could be headed for a sibling showdown for the title.

Atwal rides wind to Zurich lead
AVONDALE, La. - India's Arjun Atwal overcame Friday's gusting winds to shoot 4-under-par 68 and take a one-stroke lead over J.J. Henry after two rounds of the Zurich Classic.

Eighth-grader boosts Dutch Fork

Eighth-grader boosts Dutch Fork
AIKEN - Dutch Fork golf coach Mark Giles expects the Bryan brothers to perform well each time they tee it up in competition.

McCormick duo on pace to play in final match

Local golf tee times
City of Augusta Match Play Championship

Local golf tee times

Bradley hoping for short tour stop
Rob Bradley likes his new home on the NGA/Hooters Tour, but he hopes his stay is temporary.

Jackets close out 'Dogs

GreenJackets chain RiverDogs

Georgia prepares for hurricane season
SAVANNAH, Ga. -An unlucky 13 is the number of named storms hurricane expert William Gray is predicting for the upcoming hurricane season

At least it's clear the yard weed killer worked
The cramped confines of a fool's mind leave no room for doubt.

National Weather Service issues thunder storm watch
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the following counties:

Authorities investigate shooting
Richmond County sheriff's investigators are working to find out why a man who witnesses said shot three people, in the plain view of young children this morning, then turned the gun on himself.

Metropolitan Spirit has been sold
The Metropolitan Spirit Inc., the Augusta-based publisher of the Metro Spirit, Sass and Augusta Parent, has been bought by a company that publishes free weekly newspapers in Charlottesville, Va., and Columbia, S.C.

Throw out inmates' frivolous lawsuit
Two convicted murderers on death row, represented by overly compassionate and sympathetic lawyers, are suing the state of Kentucky in an effort to stop their executions by lethal injections.Al Kotras, Augusta

Throw out inmates' frivolous lawsuit
Two convicted murderers on death row, represented by overly compassionate and sympathetic lawyers, are suing the state of Kentucky in an effort to stop their executions by lethal injections.Al Kotras, Augusta

Stubborn Dems are out of mainstream
Regarding the April 26 letter by Lowell Greenbaum, chairman of the Richmond County Democratic Party ("Don't turn United States into another theocracy"): I find it interesting that Democrats continue to compare the Christian right to Nazism.Tim Enfinger, Grovetown

New abortion law is clearly right
Richard Amundson's letter ("Abortion is bad; it can be worse," April 23) offered irresponsible criticism of the recently passed Woman's Right to Know Act.Vern J. Simon, Evans

Bible isn't science book; it's more
In a letter by Jason Novotny ("Bible is not a science book," April 26), he states that the Bible is "a great book, and it's full of valuable life lessons." Ora Davis, Augusta

How could citizenship debacle happen?
Your front-page article "Teen's future lies in limbo" (April 27) must be one of the least-researched articles you have published in a long time.John Ballard, Augusta

New abortion law is clearly right

New abortion law is clearly right
Richard Amundson's letter ("Abortion is bad; it can be worse," April 23) offered irresponsible criticism of the recently passed Woman's Right to Know Act.Vern J. Simon, Evans

Judges are out of touch with America
The letter by the Richmond County Democratic Party chairman comparing the actions by the religious right of challenging the decisions of the Supreme Court and some other appellate courts with the actions of Adolf Hitler is flat-out wrong ("Don't turn United States into another theocracy," April 26).Robert Schloesser, Augusta

Stubborn Dems are out of mainstream
Regarding the April 26 letter by Lowell Greenbaum, chairman of the Richmond County Democratic Party ("Don't turn United States into another theocracy"): I find it interesting that Democrats continue to compare the Christian right to Nazism.Tim Enfinger, Grovetown

Living history park was a treat
Last weekend I was involved in an artisan fair at the North Augusta Living History Park. I had never been to, or heard of, the park before then. Ann Baker, Aiken, S.C.

Prayer marred bike-race opening
The wonderful ceremony at the Augusta Common, starting the Tour de Georgia with Lance Armstrong, was marred by, of all things, the opening prayer offered by a man of God.Robert Alman, Augusta

Judges are out of touch with America
The letter by the Richmond County Democratic Party chairman comparing the actions by the religious right of challenging the decisions of the Supreme Court and some other appellate courts with the actions of Adolf Hitler is flat-out wrong ("Don't turn United States into another theocracy," April 26).Robert Schloesser, Augusta

How could citizenship debacle happen?
Your front-page article "Teen's future lies in limbo" (April 27) must be one of the least-researched articles you have published in a long time.John Ballard, Augusta

Living history park was a treat
Last weekend I was involved in an artisan fair at the North Augusta Living History Park. I had never been to, or heard of, the park before then. Ann Baker, Aiken, S.C.

Stubborn Dems are out of mainstream

How could citizenship debacle happen?

Throw out inmates' frivolous lawsuit

Bible isn't science book; it's more
In a letter by Jason Novotny ("Bible is not a science book," April 26), he states that the Bible is "a great book, and it's full of valuable life lessons." Ora Davis, Augusta

Bible isn't science book; it's more

Judges are out of touch with America

Living history park was a treat

New tricycle design has built-in training wheels

There's a bohemian style skirt out there for everyone

Expert tells how to find hues to suit lifestyles

Undersea, space data back global warming projections

2005 Jetta is set to become family car

Living briefs

Throw-away cleaners cause concern

Michael Kors bottles the beach

Throw-away cleaners cause concern
If someone were to load all of the disposable wipes purchased by consumers in North America last year onto tractor-trailers, the caravan would number 9,000 trucks and stretch for 68 miles. And it would be carrying 83,000 tons of these seemingly ephemeral cloths - which are anything but fleeting.

Expert tells how to find hues to suit lifestyles
Elaine Ryan is on a mission to rid your house of beige, and she's not above sending you to the produce aisle to find a replacement color.

Michael Kors bottles the beach
NEW YORK - Fashion designers often say that developing a fragrance is more personal than a collection of clothes.

Undersea, space data back global warming projections
NEW YORK - Climate scientists armed with new data from the ocean depths and from space satellites have found that Earth is absorbing much more heat than it is giving off, which they say validates computer projections of global warming.

2005 Jetta is set to become family car
Volkswagen's most popular U.S. model, the Jetta sedan, isn't just for young buyers anymore.

Expert tells how to find hues to suit lifestyles
Elaine Ryan is on a mission to rid your house of beige, and she's not above sending you to the produce aisle to find a replacement color.

There's a bohemian style skirt out there for everyone
NEW YORK - The hemline could be up, it could be down; the most important thing this season is that your skirt is round.

Undersea, space data back global warming projections
NEW YORK - Climate scientists armed with new data from the ocean depths and from space satellites have found that Earth is absorbing much more heat than it is giving off, which they say validates computer projections of global warming.

2005 Jetta is set to become family car
Volkswagen's most popular U.S. model, the Jetta sedan, isn't just for young buyers anymore.

New tricycle design has built-in training wheels
INDIANAPOLIS - Who can forget the thrill - and terror - of that first solo bicycle ride: Mom or Dad letting go, the magic of two-wheeled freedom and, inevitably, toppling over in a knee-scraping crash?

Throw-away cleaners cause concern
If someone were to load all of the disposable wipes purchased by consumers in North America last year onto tractor-trailers, the caravan would number 9,000 trucks and stretch for 68 miles. And it would be carrying 83,000 tons of these seemingly ephemeral cloths - which are anything but fleeting.

Michael Kors bottles the beach
NEW YORK - Fashion designers often say that developing a fragrance is more personal than a collection of clothes.

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

There's a bohemian style skirt out there for everyone
NEW YORK - The hemline could be up, it could be down; the most important thing this season is that your skirt is round.

New tricycle design has built-in training wheels
INDIANAPOLIS - Who can forget the thrill - and terror - of that first solo bicycle ride: Mom or Dad letting go, the magic of two-wheeled freedom and, inevitably, toppling over in a knee-scraping crash?

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

Inquiry will continue in drownings

Doctors tout remedies for aches
People suffering headaches and neck pain from sitting hunched over their computers all day could find relief in a Botox injection, an Atlanta doctor said.

17 businesses cited for underage sales

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Across the area
Columbia County police arrested two Greenbrier Middle School sixth-graders Thursday in connection with two threats to the school.

Georgia tax load less than others
ATLANTA - When Angela McGowan and her husband moved from St. Louis to Georgia a few years ago, they saw their house-purchasing power jump and their property tax bill drop.

Prosecutors say Williams lined pockets
A quarter-million dollars paid in hopes of opening a much-needed in-patient facility for mentally ill children mostly went to support former Augusta mayoral candidate Robin Williams' failed campaign and lifestyle, according to evidence presented Friday by prosecutors.

Project makes prom available to all
When Jessica Marlatt attends her senior prom tonight, she goes knowing two of her peers would not be there without her efforts.

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National Weather Service issues thunder storm watch
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the following counties:

Georgia climatologist urges caution

Doctors tout remedies for aches
People suffering headaches and neck pain from sitting hunched over their computers all day could find relief in a Botox injection, an Atlanta doctor said.

Georgia's last vestiges of Jim Crow laws are erased
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a set of bills Thursday that erased the last vestiges of Georgia's segregation-era "Jim Crow" laws.

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Chairman bill awaits governor's signature

Ambulance company to offer more service
Jim Adkins wants the public to know at least one thing about the ambulance company he's expanding to the Augusta area on the Georgia side: when in an emergency, call 911 instead of him.

Board says soldier won't be discharged
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Army Conscientious Objector Review Board has ruled that 3rd Infantry Division Sgt. Kevin Benderman, who refused to redeploy to Iraq, failed to present "convincing evidence" that he is truly a conscientious objector.

Chairman bill awaits governor's signature
Legislation that would create an at-large elected school board chairman in Columbia County is still awaiting a signature by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Ambulance company to offer more service
Jim Adkins wants the public to know at least one thing about the ambulance company he's expanding to the Augusta area on the Georgia side: when in an emergency, call 911 instead of him.

17 businesses cited for underage sales
During a three-week undercover operation, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office cited 17 Columbia County businesses on a charge that they sold alcohol to a minor, according to information released Friday.

Schools put faith in heart devices

Kid of the Day
Colson Wright is today's Kid of the Day.

Wal-Mart cashiers charged with fraud
Three Wal-Mart cashiers have been charged with passing around a credit card they found in an Augusta store and using it to go on personal shopping sprees, authorities said Thursday.

Rejoicing in reading
Joseph R. Lamar Elementary School pupils perform during a celebration of reading at the school.

Maybe the sign made it nervous

Rising to the roof
Project Manager Chris Eggen (front) of Turner Construction Co. gives a speech at a topping-out party Friday.

Wal-Mart cashiers charged with fraud

Prosecutors say Williams lined pockets
A quarter-million dollars paid in hopes of opening a much-needed in-patient facility for mentally ill children mostly went to support former Augusta mayoral candidate Robin Williams' failed campaign and lifestyle, according to evidence presented Friday by prosecutors.

Witnesses speak of contract talks

Group uses optimism, fund-raisers to seek cure
Yves Berthiaume knows the importance of his Optimist International club's campaign to take on childhood cancer.

Wal-Mart cashiers charged with fraud
Three Wal-Mart cashiers have been charged with passing around a credit card they found in an Augusta store and using it to go on personal shopping sprees, authorities said Thursday.

Georgia tax load less than others
ATLANTA - When Angela McGowan and her husband moved from St. Louis to Georgia a few years ago, they saw their house-purchasing power jump and their property tax bill drop.

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Across the area
The woman injured after authorities said a McDuffie County chief magistrate judge ran a stop sign has been discharged from Medical College of Georgia Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Kid of the Day

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -- A private attorney assigned to represent a man arrested in Augusta in the killing of the man's girlfriend in Georgetown County has been excused from the case.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -- A private attorney assigned to represent a man arrested in Augusta in the killing of the man's girlfriend in Georgetown County has been excused from the case.

Across South Carolina

Group uses optimism, fund-raisers to seek cure
Yves Berthiaume knows the importance of his Optimist International club's campaign to take on childhood cancer.

Rising to the roof

Scrutiny of landing continues
The physical inspection of a Cessna 150C airplane that made an emergency landing on Washington Road in Martinez on April 20 is now complete, Federal Aviation Administration officials said Friday.

Board says soldier won't be discharged

Rants and Raves
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Authorities investigate shooting

Homeless man not guilty of UGA fire

Ambulance company to offer more service

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Across the area

Rodeo to benefit burn center
Be sure to bring your cowboy hat, cowboy boots and wallet for a fun family event featuring bulls, steers and an opportunity to raise money for burn survivors and their families.

National Weather Service issues thunder storm watch

Kid of the Day

Georgia's last vestiges of Jim Crow laws are erased
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a set of bills Thursday that erased the last vestiges of Georgia's segregation-era "Jim Crow" laws.

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City expects large crowd at Crawfish Festival
WOODBINE, Ga. - One thing's certain about this weekend's Woodbine Crawfish Festival: Craw dogs won't be on the menu.

Georgia's last vestiges of Jim Crow laws are erased

Georgia climatologist urges caution
SAVANNAH, Ga. - An unlucky 13 is the number of named storms that hurricane expert William Gray is predicting for the upcoming hurricane season.

Across the area

Victims foil robbery attempt
Two gun-toting teenagers were attacked and disarmed by the gutsy targets of a home invasion who refused to be victims, a Richmond County sheriff's official said Thursday.

Gateway reopens for artistic youths

Inquiry will continue in drownings
The family of Nicole and Jonah Payne made preparations Thursday for their children's funeral while investigators continued efforts to piece together the circumstances of their deaths.

Judge returns after DUI arrest

Raids net nearly 50 on drug charges
THOMSON - Officials in McDuffie County arrested 48 people early Thursday in connection with street-level drug sales as part of an ongoing multiagency operation that has been in the works for nine months.

Kid of the Day
Ja'Khlya Kierra Collier is today's Kid of the Day.

Gateway reopens for artistic youths
AIKEN - Last week's audition for a summer performing arts program was a bit harrowing for Meegian Gossard.

Maybe the sign made it nervous
Columbia County Animal Care & Control workers coax a loose cow into a trailer beside Interstate 20 near Grovetown.

Witnesses speak of contract talks
Former Rep. Robin Williams did the talking to pitch a contract idea to a mental health center in western Georgia, but months later, at home in Augusta, he hired a public relations specialist to do the same, witnesses testified Thursday.

Schools put faith in heart devices
A 15-year-old high school athlete in Gwinnett County was given CPR and shocked with a defibrillator this week after collapsing in the school weight room.

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ATLANTA - Superior Court judges have hired two groups to conduct a security audit at the courthouse where a judge and two others were shot to death last month.

Homeless man not guilty of UGA fire
ATHENS, Ga. - A Clarke County Superior Court jury acquitted a 20-year-old homeless man Thursday of charges he intentionally set a fire that caused about $17 million in damage to the University of Georgia's Main Library in 2003.

College requirements
Augusta State University student Kelly Boulineau and Holley Burke, an incoming freshman from Jefferson County High School, look at closet space during a tour of the new University Village apartment housing at ASU.

Witnesses speak of contract talks
Former Rep. Robin Williams did the talking to pitch a contract idea to a mental health center in western Georgia, but months later, at home in Augusta, he hired a public relations specialist to do the same, witnesses testified Thursday.

Georgia tax load less than others

Schools put faith in heart devices
A 15-year-old high school athlete in Gwinnett County was given CPR and shocked with a defibrillator this week after collapsing in the school weight room.

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17 businesses cited for underage sales
During a three-week undercover operation, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office cited 17 Columbia County businesses on a charge that they sold alcohol to a minor, according to information released Friday.

Group uses optimism, fund-raisers to seek cure

Officials consider changing pollution-control guidelines
Georgia's Environmental Protection Division will hold a public meeting in Augusta on Tuesday to discuss potential changes to rules that govern how industrial pollution is regulated.

Chairman bill awaits governor's signature
Legislation that would create an at-large elected school board chairman in Columbia County is still awaiting a signature by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Maybe the sign made it nervous
Columbia County Animal Care & Control workers coax a loose cow into a trailer beside Interstate 20 near Grovetown.

Kid of the Day
Ja'Khlya Kierra Collier is today's Kid of the Day.

Homeless man not guilty of UGA fire
ATHENS, Ga. - A Clarke County Superior Court jury acquitted a 20-year-old homeless man Thursday of charges he intentionally set a fire that caused about $17 million in damage to the University of Georgia's Main Library in 2003.

University plans to add ICU beds
With more sick patients showing up in the emergency room, University Hospital plans to renovate part of its pediatric wing to add intensive-care beds for adults.

Judge returns after DUI arrest
The chief magistrate judge in McDuffie County returned to work Thursday after being arrested on DUI charges in a wreck the night before.

Rejoicing in reading
Joseph R. Lamar Elementary School pupils perform during a celebration of reading at the school.

College requirements
Augusta State University student Kelly Boulineau and Holley Burke, an incoming freshman from Jefferson County High School, look at closet space during a tour of the new University Village apartment housing at ASU.

Doctors tout remedies for aches

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Inquiry will continue in drownings
The family of Nicole and Jonah Payne made preparations Thursday for their children's funeral while investigators continued efforts to piece together the circumstances of their deaths.

Across the area
Columbia County police arrested two Greenbrier Middle School sixth-graders Thursday in connection with two threats to the school.

Georgia climatologist urges caution
SAVANNAH, Ga. - An unlucky 13 is the number of named storms that hurricane expert William Gray is predicting for the upcoming hurricane season.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Superior Court judges have hired two groups to conduct a security audit at the courthouse where a judge and two others were shot to death last month.

Gateway reopens for artistic youths
AIKEN - Last week's audition for a summer performing arts program was a bit harrowing for Meegian Gossard.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A suspicious fire gutted the sanctuary of a black church in the Charleston suburb of Summerville early Thursday. It was the fourth time in recent weeks someone tried to burn Bethel AME Church, police said.

Prosecutors say Williams lined pockets

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A church has given $59,000 to the widow of a sheriff's deputy who was killed in a shooting spree last month that left three others dead.

Kid of the Day
Colson Wright is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area
The woman injured after authorities said a McDuffie County chief magistrate judge ran a stop sign has been discharged from Medical College of Georgia Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Rejoicing in reading

Board says soldier won't be discharged
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Army Conscientious Objector Review Board has ruled that 3rd Infantry Division Sgt. Kevin Benderman, who refused to redeploy to Iraq, failed to present "convincing evidence" that he is truly a conscientious objector.

Judge returns after DUI arrest
The chief magistrate judge in McDuffie County returned to work Thursday after being arrested on DUI charges in a wreck the night before.

Authorities investigate shooting
Richmond County sheriff's investigators are working to find out why a man who witnesses said shot three people, in the plain view of young children this morning, then turned the gun on himself.

Rising to the roof
Project Manager Chris Eggen (front) of Turner Construction Co. gives a speech at a topping-out party Friday.

DiMarco has higher profile, even with his children
Last we saw Chris DiMarco, he had gathered up his belongings and his kids, hugged the Mickelsons and turned his car down Magnolia Lane toward Washington Road.

DiMarco has higher profile, even with his children
Last we saw Chris DiMarco, he had gathered up his belongings and his kids, hugged the Mickelsons and turned his car down Magnolia Lane toward Washington Road.

Cinema owners consider cell phone jammers

Cinema owners consider cell phone jammers
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand cinema owners said Friday they may use mobile phone jamming technology to stop mid-movie calls and text messaging in the hopes of preventing disruptions and conflicts between patrons.

Cinema owners consider cell phone jammers
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand cinema owners said Friday they may use mobile phone jamming technology to stop mid-movie calls and text messaging in the hopes of preventing disruptions and conflicts between patrons.

Don't panic, 'Hitchhiker's Guide' finally hits the screen
LONDON - "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" has traveled light years in its voyage from airwaves to page to screen.

Don't panic, 'Hitchhiker's Guide' finally hits the screen
LONDON - "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" has traveled light years in its voyage from airwaves to page to screen.

Don't panic, 'Hitchhiker's Guide' finally hits the screen

Guerra, Rubio and Juanes lead Billboard Latin winners
MIAMI - Juan Luis Guerra had little to say, but his awards spoke volumes.

Guerra, Rubio and Juanes lead Billboard Latin winners

Guerra, Rubio and Juanes lead Billboard Latin winners
MIAMI - Juan Luis Guerra had little to say, but his awards spoke volumes.

Talladega offers no leniency to drivers
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Driving Dale Earnhardt's old car on the Intimidator's birthday, Kevin Harvick won the pole for the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Talladega offers no leniency to drivers
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Driving Dale Earnhardt's old car on the Intimidator's birthday, Kevin Harvick won the pole for the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Talladega offers no leniency to drivers

Transcript of President Bush's remarks
This is a transcript of President George W. Bush's remarks and press conference:

Transcript of President Bush's remarks
This is a transcript of President George W. Bush's remarks and press conference:

Transcript of President Bush's remarks

Grizzlies confident despite trailing in playoffs

Grizzlies confident despite trailing in playoffs
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Grizzlies are quick learners. Even with little NBA playoff experience, they know when they're being blown out or have a chance to win.

Grizzlies confident despite trailing in playoffs
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Grizzlies are quick learners. Even with little NBA playoff experience, they know when they're being blown out or have a chance to win.

Panthers reportedly testify in steroids probe

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Mrs. Mary Jo Herlik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Eddie Gamble, Jr.    (WADLEY, Ga.)
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Miss Frances Faulkner    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. William W. Farber, Jr.    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Mike Plumley    (AVERA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Ellen Richards    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Miss Leila Weathersbee    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
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Mr. David Crane, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Ms. Gloria Rouse    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. James E. Cox    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ida R. Jackson    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Charlie Chapman, Jr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Ms. Gloria Rouse    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sara Brenda Whitaker    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Patricia Norman    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Derren Jordan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lola McGahee    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Lazenby    (DEARING, Ga.)
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Mr. Derren Jordan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Charles L. Kyles    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Hollows    (WALTON BEACH, Fla.)

Mrs. Julia Mae Mobley    (GIRARD, Ga.)
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Mr. Eddie Gamble, Jr.    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Martin    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Miss Frances Faulkner    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia Mobley    (GIRARD, Ga.)
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Ms. Gloria Rouse    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Raymond McGhee, Jr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Hollows    (WALTON BEACH, Fla.)

Mrs. Lola McGahee    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Ellen Richards    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn Luckey    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mrs. Hazel P. Bragg    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Lee Carter    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Nicole Payne    ( WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Billie E. Williams    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
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Mr. William W. Farber, Jr.    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Elizabeth Swint    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. David Crane, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Beverly J. Poole    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Hazel P. Bragg    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Nicole Payne    ( WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Lester Berry    (TRENTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Earlene S. Baker    (MILLEN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary McCollum    (JESUP, Ga.)
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Mrs. Patricia Norman    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mr. E. J. Lundy, Jr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lola McGahee    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. David Lee Scott    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)
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Mr. Bobby Anderson    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Baldwin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elbert J. Turner    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Earlene S. Baker    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. A.J. Roberson    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Billie E. Williams    (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Russell Oglesby    (SUMMERTOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Swint    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn Nettles    (HILDA, S.C.)

Ms. Gloria Rouse    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Howard "Ray" Barnes    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Carolyn Martin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Beverly J. Poole    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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Mr. Benjamin Howell    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Mobley    (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mr. John Henry Smith    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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Mrs. Eleanor Garvey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola McGahee    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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Mr. Eddie Gamble, Jr. (WADLEY, Ga.)

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Mr. William W. Farber, Jr. (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Elbert J. Turner (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ellen Richards (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lola McGahee (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Beverly J. Poole (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Derren Jordan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Baldwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Russell Oglesby (SUMMERTOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Swint (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Frances Faulkner (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. E. J. Lundy, Jr. (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Anderson (KITE, Ga.)

Ms. Gloria Rouse (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Della Harper (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. A.J. Roberson (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Lazenby (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethelene Mickens (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Martin (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Benjamin Howell (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mike Plumley (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Phillips, Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Nicole Payne ( WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ms. Gloria Rouse (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel P. Bragg (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. David Crane, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Garvey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Joe Smith (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Billie E. Williams (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary McCollum (JESUP, Ga.)

Mr. Howard "Ray" Barnes (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John Henry Smith (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Mobley (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Norman (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Lee Carter (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Tobie Davis, Sr. (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Lester Berry (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Bessie Jackson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Reginald Boone, Sr. (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola McGahee (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Earlene S. Baker (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Wright (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charlie Chapman, Jr. (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Hollows (WALTON BEACH, Fla.)

Mrs. Ida R. Jackson (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. David Lee Scott (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Hollows (WALTON BEACH, Fla.)

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

Mrs. Annie Baldwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Mae Mobley (GIRARD, Ga.)

Prep scores

Overtime

Overtime

Knights defend at home

Brown hot, but Burkhart hotter for Pacers in victory

Prep scores
Here are the results from Friday's high school games:

Overtime
The Southern Cross Invitational tournament gets under way today at Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken.

Knights defend at home
Evans senior Joey Ralph is widely believed to be one of the area's top goal keepers.

Brown hot, but Burkhart hotter for Pacers in victory
Reviewing local college sports:

Players of the week
These are the players of the week:

Prep scores
Here are the results from Friday's high school games:

Knights defend at home
Evans senior Joey Ralph is widely believed to be one of the area's top goal keepers.

Overtime
In London, cricket's world governing organization is withholding all funding to the U.S. cricket body until it sorts out its "dysfunctional" management.

Overtime
The Southern Cross Invitational tournament gets under way today at Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken.

Brown hot, but Burkhart hotter for Pacers in victory
Reviewing local college sports:

FireBall prepare for first season
Richmond Academy senior Cline Beam will have little time to celebrate his graduation in June. Instead, he'll be busy playing for the newest local soccer team: Augusta FireBall United.

Overtime
In London, cricket's world governing organization is withholding all funding to the U.S. cricket body until it sorts out its "dysfunctional" management.

Panthers reportedly testify in steroids probe
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Todd Sauerbrun, who is reportedly cooperating with investigators in a steroids probe, will not attend Carolina's minicamp this weekend because the Panthers want to evaluate other punters.

Panthers reportedly testify in steroids probe
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Todd Sauerbrun, who is reportedly cooperating with investigators in a steroids probe, will not attend Carolina's minicamp this weekend because the Panthers want to evaluate other punters.

Mennonite women sew quilts for relief agency
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's a cottony-soft Saturday morning, and 10 Mennonite women are gathered in Margret Graber's home in Lee's Summit, Mo., to quilt for God.

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

Events planned for Thursday's Day of Prayer
PEOPLE OF FAITH WILL TRANSCEND DENOMINATIONAL LINES Thursday during the National Day of Prayer to pray for the United States and its leaders.

Mennonite women sew quilts for relief agency
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's a cottony-soft Saturday morning, and 10 Mennonite women are gathered in Margret Graber's home in Lee's Summit, Mo., to quilt for God.

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

Book lists roadside examples of religion
A professor hits the highway to ponder ''roadside religion'' oddities

Book lists roadside examples of religion
A professor hits the highway to ponder ''roadside religion'' oddities

Events planned for Thursday's Day of Prayer
PEOPLE OF FAITH WILL TRANSCEND DENOMINATIONAL LINES Thursday during the National Day of Prayer to pray for the United States and its leaders.

Faith digest
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - FORTY FOREIGN CHRISTIANS were arrested for proselytizing when police raided a clandestine church in suburban Riyadh. Convictions could result in harsh prison sentences, followed by deportation.

What does the Bible say about the death sentence?
Pope John Paul II died days after a ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court that related indirectly to one of the Polish pontiff's notable innovations in Catholic teaching.

What does the Bible say about the death sentence?
Pope John Paul II died days after a ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court that related indirectly to one of the Polish pontiff's notable innovations in Catholic teaching.

Faith digest
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - FORTY FOREIGN CHRISTIANS were arrested for proselytizing when police raided a clandestine church in suburban Riyadh. Convictions could result in harsh prison sentences, followed by deportation.

DiMarco has higher profile, even with his children

More than half of tax returns filed electronically
WASHINGTON - For the first time, more than half of all taxpayers filed their returns electronically this year, the Internal Revenue Service said Thursday.

Peter Jennings active behind the scenes at ABC

'ET' snares rights to wedding of Letourneau, Fualaau

News conference rescheduled to accommodate networks
NEW YORK - A quick schedule shift by the White House enabled President Bush to get considerably wider television exposure than he would have otherwise gotten for Thursday's prime-time news conference.

Presidential news conference puts networks in a bind
NEW YORK - The Bush administration put TV networks in a bind Thursday by scheduling a news conference during the first night of the May "sweeps," when ratings are closely watched to set local advertising rates.

'The Simpsons' looks beyond landmark 350th episode
LOS ANGELES - When a show reaches an impressive 350 episodes, it's fair to reflect on its mortality. So how long can "The Simpsons," which hits the milestone Sunday, keep going?

PBS' 'Now' explores how U.S. treats suspected terrorists
NEW YORK - A former prisoner who says he was the man under the black hood in the gruesome photo from Abu Ghraib speaks out on this week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine "Now."

Judy Woodruff, "Inside Politics" anchor, leaving CNN
NEW YORK - Judy Woodruff, the anchor of CNN's "Inside Politics," is leaving the network when her contract expires in June.

'ET' snares rights to wedding of Letourneau, Fualaau
SEATTLE - The television show "Entertainment Tonight" has won the rights to the planned May wedding of Mary Kay Letourneau and her former sixth-grade pupil Vili Fualaau, the father of her two youngest children.

Judy Woodruff, "Inside Politics" anchor, leaving CNN

Judy Woodruff, "Inside Politics" anchor, leaving CNN
NEW YORK - Judy Woodruff, the anchor of CNN's "Inside Politics," is leaving the network when her contract expires in June.

'The Simpsons' looks beyond landmark 350th episode
LOS ANGELES - When a show reaches an impressive 350 episodes, it's fair to reflect on its mortality. So how long can "The Simpsons," which hits the milestone Sunday, keep going?

Presidential news conference puts networks in a bind
NEW YORK - The Bush administration put TV networks in a bind Thursday by scheduling a news conference during the first night of the May "sweeps," when ratings are closely watched to set local advertising rates.

'The Simpsons' looks beyond landmark 350th episode

Peter Jennings active behind the scenes at ABC
NEW YORK - Peter Jennings hasn't returned to the air since his April 5 announcement that he has lung cancer, but he's often shaping "World News Tonight" from behind the scenes.

Presidential news conference puts networks in a bind

PBS' 'Now' explores how U.S. treats suspected terrorists
NEW YORK - A former prisoner who says he was the man under the black hood in the gruesome photo from Abu Ghraib speaks out on this week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine "Now."

PBS' 'Now' explores how U.S. treats suspected terrorists

'ET' snares rights to wedding of Letourneau, Fualaau
SEATTLE - The television show "Entertainment Tonight" has won the rights to the planned May wedding of Mary Kay Letourneau and her former sixth-grade pupil Vili Fualaau, the father of her two youngest children.

Peter Jennings active behind the scenes at ABC
NEW YORK - Peter Jennings hasn't returned to the air since his April 5 announcement that he has lung cancer, but he's often shaping "World News Tonight" from behind the scenes.

Jackson defense asks to strike ex-wife's testimony

Tina Fey and husband expecting first baby

Boy battles to save Bugs' gang

Evidence in 1993 Jackson investigation allowed at trial

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Stan Lee reaches settlement with Marvel

Ringtone speaks volumes
American society is a sucker for public definition.

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Mystery of the exploding toads explained - maybe

Events planned for Thursday's Day of Prayer

Faith Calendar

What does the Bible say about the death sentence?

Faith digest

Mennonite women sew quilts for relief agency

Book lists roadside examples of religion