New dinosaurs exhibit unveiled at museum

New dinosaurs exhibit unveiled at museum
NEW YORK - The bones? Waayyyy old. The discoveries, research and technology? Brand spanking, up-to-the-minute new.

New dinosaurs exhibit unveiled at museum
NEW YORK - The bones? Waayyyy old. The discoveries, research and technology? Brand spanking, up-to-the-minute new.

Pacers can only wait, watch

Razorbacks easily advance
Going where no Razorbacks baseball team has been before has created quite the scene at Cross Creek.

Bulldogs romp in Game 3, advance
CORDELE, Ga. - Rusty James got the win and added two hits as Harlem beat Crisp County, 13-2 on Friday afternoon, to win their Class AAA opening-round baseball series.

Bulldogs can't clamp down on state title
GREENWOOD, S.C. - It was too good to be true. With a third state title in his grasp, Silver Bluff coach Eric Hofstetter was nervous. He briefly rested his head against the dugout fence in the bottom of the seventh, hoping for a miracle.

Bulldogs can't clamp down on state title
GREENWOOD, S.C. - It was too good to be true. With a third state title in his grasp, Silver Bluff coach Eric Hofstetter was nervous. He briefly rested his head against the dugout fence in the bottom of the seventh, hoping for a miracle.

Bulldogs romp in Game 3, advance
CORDELE, Ga. - Rusty James got the win and added two hits as Harlem beat Crisp County, 13-2 on Friday afternoon, to win their Class AAA opening-round baseball series.

Pacers can only wait, watch
AIKEN - Robert Davis' immediate plans consist of tracking the Kennesaw State-Armstrong Atlantic State baseball series on the Internet.

Bulldogs romp in Game 3, advance

Lions on the prowl for first state championship
Kristin Wallace has grown up with the Augusta Christian softball team.

Lions on the prowl for first state championship

Pacers can only wait, watch
AIKEN - Robert Davis' immediate plans consist of tracking the Kennesaw State-Armstrong Atlantic State baseball series on the Internet.

Bulldogs can't clamp down on state title

Lions on the prowl for first state championship
Kristin Wallace has grown up with the Augusta Christian softball team.

History haunts Lions in loss
Augusta Christian baseball coach Craig Johnson hopes that history doesn't repeat itself.

Group drops proposal to allow shooting of stray cats
MANITOWOC, Wis. - A month after Gov. Jim Doyle said a plan to allow hunters to shoot stray cats was making Wisconsin a laughingstock, the public advisory group that raised the issue decided Friday to let it die.

Odds and Ends
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Real estate agent Wendy Heath is undressed for success.

Fingertip found in chili traced to industrial accident
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The mysterious finger that a woman claimed to have found in a bowl of Wendy's chili came from an associate of her husband who lost the finger in an industrial accident, police said Friday.

Fingertip found in chili traced to industrial accident
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The mysterious finger that a woman claimed to have found in a bowl of Wendy's chili came from an associate of her husband who lost the finger in an industrial accident, police said Friday.

Odds and Ends
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Real estate agent Wendy Heath is undressed for success.

Stripped of pensions, flight attendants do likewise
CHICAGO - While some United Airlines employees are using placards and pamphlets to protest the loss of their pensions, a group of flight attendants is taking a more risque tack - showing some skin to publicize their plight.

Stripped of pensions, flight attendants do likewise
CHICAGO - While some United Airlines employees are using placards and pamphlets to protest the loss of their pensions, a group of flight attendants is taking a more risque tack - showing some skin to publicize their plight.

Ramirez blends in at back of Braves' rotation
DENVER -- Of the Atlanta Braves hopeful that John Smoltz's back would be healthy enough to make his scheduled start Wednesday in Colorado, left-hander Horacio Ramirez was at the forefront.

L.A. Dodgers beat Atlanta Braves 7-4
LOS ANGELES - Milton Bradley picked up Jeff Weaver with one of his biggest hits as a Los Angeles Dodger.

Ramirez blends in at back of Braves' rotation

L.A. Dodgers beat Atlanta Braves 7-4

L.A. Dodgers beat Atlanta Braves 7-4
LOS ANGELES - Milton Bradley picked up Jeff Weaver with one of his biggest hits as a Los Angeles Dodger.

Ramirez blends in at back of Braves' rotation
DENVER -- Of the Atlanta Braves hopeful that John Smoltz's back would be healthy enough to make his scheduled start Wednesday in Colorado, left-hander Horacio Ramirez was at the forefront.

Toyota fears U.S. backlash as GM struggles
TOKYO - With the heads of General Motors and Toyota meeting this weekend in Japan, their concerns couldn't be more different: GM is losing money and market share, while its Japanese rival is worried about doing too well and sparking a protectionist backlash in the United States.

Microsoft to test automated PC tuneup service
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. is rolling out a test version of an all-in-one subscription service that will give computer users automated security updates, back up their files and run tuneups to make machines speedier.

Business briefs

UPS pilots approve strike authorization

Central American leaders meet to discuss trade pact

Oil prices finish the week 4.5 percent lower
WASHINGTON - Oil prices rose slightly on Friday but finished the week down 4.5 percent due to rising U.S. supplies, slower demand growth in China and a strengthening dollar.

Urban Outfitters to bring jobs to Edgefield County

Microsoft to test automated PC tuneup service
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. is rolling out a test version of an all-in-one subscription service that will give computer users automated security updates, back up their files and run tuneups to make machines speedier.

Oil prices finish the week 4.5 percent lower
WASHINGTON - Oil prices rose slightly on Friday but finished the week down 4.5 percent due to rising U.S. supplies, slower demand growth in China and a strengthening dollar.

Blue chips fall amid grim data
NEW YORK - Investors abandoned blue chips and other large-cap stocks Friday as a lower-than-expected consumer confidence report fed into Wall Street's fears of an economic slowdown. The selloff overshadowed a technology sector rally prompted by robust earnings from Dell Inc.

Blue chips fall amid grim data
NEW YORK - Investors abandoned blue chips and other large-cap stocks Friday as a lower-than-expected consumer confidence report fed into Wall Street's fears of an economic slowdown. The selloff overshadowed a technology sector rally prompted by robust earnings from Dell Inc.

Indian company moves to area
With a ceremony that included water from India being sprinkled on Columbia County soil, a company based in New Delhi broke ground on its first overseas location Friday morning in Horizon North Business Park.

Xfire glues together players as online games expand
DALLAS - For many PC gamers, getting a group of friends together to engage in online battles in such multiplayer games as "Unreal Tournament 2004" or "Battlefield 1942" has always been a major problem.

Quotas to be re-imposed on clothing
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is re-imposing quotas on three categories of clothing imports from China, responding to complaints from domestic producers that a surge of Chinese imports was threatening thousands of U.S. jobs.

UPS pilots approve strike authorization
ATLANTA - UPS Inc.'s pilots have voted to give their union leaders authority to call a strike as the union and the world's largest shipping carrier continue federal mediated talks aimed at reaching a new contract.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Americans' confidence in the economy slipped in May despite other indications that they haven't been cowed by rising energy prices.

United, unions progress in talks
CHICAGO - United Airlines and its ramp workers' and mechanics' unions intensified contract negotiations Thursday, pushing to settle their differences before a bankruptcy court rules on their high-risk showdown over labor costs.

Jobless claims post double-digit gains in Georgia
ATLANTA - New unemployment claims posted a double-digit rise in Georgia last month.

Urban Outfitters to bring jobs to Edgefield County
AIKEN - At least 200 jobs will be created in Edgefield County by the end of the summer.

Microsoft offers first official peek at Xbox 360
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. says its next version of Xbox will thrill hard-core gamers with mind-blowing graphics and lure in newcomers with free online games, slideshows, music and video chats with friends.

Business briefs
Augusta'sAtlanta Bread Co. franchise owner has opened a second location at 1944 Whiskey Road in Aiken, across from the Wal-Mart store.

United, unions progress in talks

Retail sales have strongest gain in six months
WASHINGTON - Retail sales jumped 1.4 percent in April, the strongest showing in six months, as consumers streamed back into auto showrooms and shopping malls in what was viewed as a signal that this year's economic slowdown was short-lived.

Retail sales have strongest gain in six months

United, unions progress in talks
CHICAGO - United Airlines and its ramp workers' and mechanics' unions intensified contract negotiations Thursday, pushing to settle their differences before a bankruptcy court rules on their high-risk showdown over labor costs.

McDonald's plans to continue healthy focus

Urban Outfitters to bring jobs to Edgefield County
AIKEN - At least 200 jobs will be created in Edgefield County by the end of the summer.

Quotas to be re-imposed on clothing
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is re-imposing quotas on three categories of clothing imports from China, responding to complaints from domestic producers that a surge of Chinese imports was threatening thousands of U.S. jobs.

Business briefs
Augusta'sAtlanta Bread Co. franchise owner has opened a second location at 1944 Whiskey Road in Aiken, across from the Wal-Mart store.

Retail sales have strongest gain in six months
WASHINGTON - Retail sales jumped 1.4 percent in April, the strongest showing in six months, as consumers streamed back into auto showrooms and shopping malls in what was viewed as a signal that this year's economic slowdown was short-lived.

Microsoft offers first official peek at Xbox 360
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. says its next version of Xbox will thrill hard-core gamers with mind-blowing graphics and lure in newcomers with free online games, slideshows, music and video chats with friends.

Toyota fears U.S. backlash as GM struggles
TOKYO - With the heads of General Motors and Toyota meeting this weekend in Japan, their concerns couldn't be more different: GM is losing money and market share, while its Japanese rival is worried about doing too well and sparking a protectionist backlash in the United States.

McDonald's plans to continue healthy focus
CHICAGO - The first-year CEO of McDonald's Corp. told shareholders Wednesday that the company will extend its strong two-year recovery through more healthy menu choices and a continued focus on customer service.

Microsoft offers first official peek at Xbox 360

Central American leaders meet to discuss trade pact
WASHINGTON - President Bush tried Thursday to break congressional resistance to a free-trade agreement with Central American nations by arguing that open markets will help improve security and promote freedom in the Western Hemisphere.

Xfire glues together players as online games expand

New rules tighten credit card safety
Imagine carrying a giant flag with your credit card information printed on it.

Oil prices finish the week 4.5 percent lower

UPS pilots approve strike authorization
ATLANTA - UPS Inc.'s pilots have voted to give their union leaders authority to call a strike as the union and the world's largest shipping carrier continue federal mediated talks aimed at reaching a new contract.

Quotas to be re-imposed on clothing

McDonald's plans to continue healthy focus
CHICAGO - The first-year CEO of McDonald's Corp. told shareholders Wednesday that the company will extend its strong two-year recovery through more healthy menu choices and a continued focus on customer service.

Toyota fears U.S. backlash as GM struggles

Central American leaders meet to discuss trade pact
WASHINGTON - President Bush tried Thursday to break congressional resistance to a free-trade agreement with Central American nations by arguing that open markets will help improve security and promote freedom in the Western Hemisphere.

Blue chips fall amid grim data

Xfire glues together players as online games expand
DALLAS - For many PC gamers, getting a group of friends together to engage in online battles in such multiplayer games as "Unreal Tournament 2004" or "Battlefield 1942" has always been a major problem.

Microsoft to test automated PC tuneup service

Dodging the bullet

ID in the driver's seat
Whenever our government tries to negatively impact illegal immigrants, the so-called immigrant rights groups go ballistic.

Air-scare lessons

Don't sit down or shut up
Phyllis Holliday has never been to war. But she's taken on corruption and the pit bulls that guarded it. And that may be just as difficult - and heroic.

ID in the driver's seat
Whenever our government tries to negatively impact illegal immigrants, the so-called immigrant rights groups go ballistic.

Air-scare lessons
Federal officials are giving themselves pretty good grades for the way they handled Wednesday's air scare when an errant Cessna 150 aircraft wandered into Washington's protected air space. The intrusion triggered a red alert and forced 35,000 people to evacuate the Capitol, Supreme Court and congressional buildings.

ID in the driver's seat

Don't sit down or shut up
Phyllis Holliday has never been to war. But she's taken on corruption and the pit bulls that guarded it. And that may be just as difficult - and heroic.

Dodging the bullet
It's unusual when a community's most important news story of the year is about something that didn't happen. But the announcement Friday that Fort Gordon is not on the Pentagon's base closure list is likely to be Augusta's biggest story of 2005.

Air-scare lessons
Federal officials are giving themselves pretty good grades for the way they handled Wednesday's air scare when an errant Cessna 150 aircraft wandered into Washington's protected air space. The intrusion triggered a red alert and forced 35,000 people to evacuate the Capitol, Supreme Court and congressional buildings.

Don't sit down or shut up

Dodging the bullet
It's unusual when a community's most important news story of the year is about something that didn't happen. But the announcement Friday that Fort Gordon is not on the Pentagon's base closure list is likely to be Augusta's biggest story of 2005.

People in the News
LONDON - Cameron Diaz is suing the British tabloid newspaper The Sun over a story suggesting she was having an affair with a married man.

Former Jackson attorney says the pop star was a 'target'
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson's former attorney Mark Geragos testified at the pop star's child molestation trial Friday that Jackson told him his accuser had slept in his bed but that nothing sexual had happened.

Model sues stepfather for stealing her money
NEW YORK - Calvin Klein model Maggie Rizer has filed a $24 million lawsuit against her imprisoned stepfather and several other individuals and businesses in connection with his theft of several million dollars from her.

People in the News
NEW YORK - "Gilligan's Island" is getting a little diversity.Tiy-E Muhammad, 35, a psychology and human sexuality professor from Atlanta, donned a dress shirt and some slacks as one of the Professors in the upcoming second installment of TBS' "The Real Gilligan's Island," which premieres June 8.

Model sues stepfather for stealing her money
NEW YORK - Calvin Klein model Maggie Rizer has filed a $24 million lawsuit against her imprisoned stepfather and several other individuals and businesses in connection with his theft of several million dollars from her.

Minister sentenced for extorting singer's husband
LAS VEGAS - A judge sentenced a California minister to prison Thursday for trying to extort millions of dollars from Celine Dion's husband.

Former Jackson attorney says the pop star was a 'target'
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson's former attorney Mark Geragos testified at the pop star's child molestation trial Friday that Jackson told him his accuser had slept in his bed but that nothing sexual had happened.

Elton John joins the stars for premiere of 'Billy Elliot'
LONDON - An "ecstatic" Elton John joined a host of British celebrities Thursday for the opening night of fleet-footed musical "Billy Elliot."

Elton John joins the stars for premiere of 'Billy Elliot'
LONDON - An "ecstatic" Elton John joined a host of British celebrities Thursday for the opening night of fleet-footed musical "Billy Elliot."

People in the News
NEW YORK - "Gilligan's Island" is getting a little diversity.Tiy-E Muhammad, 35, a psychology and human sexuality professor from Atlanta, donned a dress shirt and some slacks as one of the Professors in the upcoming second installment of TBS' "The Real Gilligan's Island," which premieres June 8.

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

Fishermen bug out over infestation of nuisances
Fishermen and others visiting Thurmond Lake this week weren't prepared for the "Invasion of the Love Bugs."

Fishermen bug out over infestation of nuisances

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

Fishermen bug out over infestation of nuisances
Fishermen and others visiting Thurmond Lake this week weren't prepared for the "Invasion of the Love Bugs."

Fishing tournaments

Reap more from your vegetable garden
If you're planting your vegetables strictly according to instructions on seed packets or in most gardening books, you're wasting a lot of garden space.

Impatiens enliven darker areas of garden
This time last year I accepted a new challenge, horticulturally speaking, when my family moved into another home with a sun-challenged yard. Shade inspired us to plant azaleas, hostas, ferns and cast-iron plants like crazy, but some of the most enjoyable flowers have been the impatiens, especially the Fiesta double or rose-form impatiens.

Gardeners have woes in common
There are three problems homeowners have been seeing in their gardens lately:

Impatiens enliven darker areas of garden
This time last year I accepted a new challenge, horticulturally speaking, when my family moved into another home with a sun-challenged yard. Shade inspired us to plant azaleas, hostas, ferns and cast-iron plants like crazy, but some of the most enjoyable flowers have been the impatiens, especially the Fiesta double or rose-form impatiens.

Reap more from your vegetable garden

Reap more from your vegetable garden
If you're planting your vegetables strictly according to instructions on seed packets or in most gardening books, you're wasting a lot of garden space.

Impatiens enliven darker areas of garden

Gardeners have woes in common
There are three problems homeowners have been seeing in their gardens lately:

Gardeners have woes in common

Georgia Tech blanks Virginia Tech
ATLANTA - Tyler Greene had three RBIs with a home run and Lee Hyde pitched seven strong innings to help Georgia Tech to a 10-0 win over Virginia Tech Friday night.

Augusta triumphs dramatically again
Same score, similar ending, different opponent.

Augusta triumphs dramatically again
Same score, similar ending, different opponent.

Hits finally click for Jackets' Klink
Simon Klink didn't start the season too smoothly, but that's old news.

Hits finally click for Jackets' Klink
Simon Klink didn't start the season too smoothly, but that's old news.

Sorenstam trying to get started on a new streak
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - Annika Sorenstam was back in her comfort zone Thursday - making birdies, staying out of trouble and taking her customary place on the leaderboard.

Woods misses cut for first time in 7 years
IRVING, Texas - Tiger Woods finally has a weekend off, missing the cut Friday at the Byron Nelson Championship to end his record of 142 consecutive cuts made over the last seven years on the PGA Tour.

Sorenstam trying to get started on a new streak
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - Annika Sorenstam was back in her comfort zone Thursday - making birdies, staying out of trouble and taking her customary place on the leaderboard.

Wie fails in bid to advance at U.S. Open qualifier

Appleby, Daly get back to work
IRVING, Texas - Stuart Appleby got behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo two weeks ago for a five-day road race in Tasmania, where his team finished 10th. John Daly got on stage with his acoustic guitar and belted out "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" before a packed house.

Appleby, Daly get back to work

Appleby, Daly get back to work
IRVING, Texas - Stuart Appleby got behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo two weeks ago for a five-day road race in Tasmania, where his team finished 10th. John Daly got on stage with his acoustic guitar and belted out "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" before a packed house.

Wie fails in bid to advance at U.S. Open qualifier
KAHUKU, Hawaii - Michelle Wie's bid to play in this year's U.S. Open is still alive - barely.

Sorenstam running away with Chick-fil-A

Wie fails in bid to advance at U.S. Open qualifier
KAHUKU, Hawaii - Michelle Wie's bid to play in this year's U.S. Open is still alive - barely.

Woods misses cut for first time in 7 years
IRVING, Texas - Tiger Woods finally has a weekend off, missing the cut Friday at the Byron Nelson Championship to end his record of 142 consecutive cuts made over the last seven years on the PGA Tour.

Sorenstam running away with Chick-fil-A
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - So much for Annika Sorenstam's slump. One week after failing to make LPGA Tour history with her sixth straight win, Sorenstam is running away from a strong field at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship.

Sorenstam running away with Chick-fil-A
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - So much for Annika Sorenstam's slump. One week after failing to make LPGA Tour history with her sixth straight win, Sorenstam is running away from a strong field at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship.

Sorenstam trying to get started on a new streak

Woods misses cut for first time in 7 years

Hits finally click for Jackets' Klink

Augusta triumphs dramatically again

Players' association cancels membership meeting
TORONTO - The NHL Players' Association will not hold a scheduled membership meeting at the end of the month because there has been little change in negotiations with the league on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Bad-luck omens seem to be a lot easier to find
It's Friday the 13th, so I decided to look up a bunch of things that supposedly bring good luck.

Base closings by state
A list obtained by The Associated Press of military facilities the Defense Department recommended for closure Friday:

Fort Gordon survives first BRAC list
Fort Gordon has survived the first major hurdle of the Base Realignment and Closure round.

S.C.'s major military bases to remain open
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's major military bases escaped closure Friday, and in fact many will come out ahead, but two small Charleston facilities will close, taking 800 jobs with them.

Four Georgia bases recommended for closure
WASHINGTON - Four Georgia military bases - including three in the Atlanta metropolitan area - are being recommended for closure by the Pentagon, The Associated Press has learned.

Give police a proper facility
It's time to wake up, Augusta taxpayers, and I'll tell you why.Tina Cloer, Augusta

Jury convicted a good-hearted man

Commissioner is an obstructionist
It seems that our not-illustrious Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams does not subscribe to the "make every vote count" concept. M. Don Williams, Augusta

Dogs menacing at First Friday
On May 6, friends of my family and I made the trek downtown to our first First Friday. It grew late, the shops closed, and that's when groups of young people, accompanied by their pit bulls, began to convene on the sidewalks.Nancy M. Downard, North Augusta, S.C.

Remember officers' sacrifice

Organization prevents need for abortion
It's remarkable when people don't get the "planned" in Planned Parenthood. There are those who use it in an attempt to further their own political agenda.Mary Beth Pierucci, Augusta

Commissioner is an obstructionist
It seems that our not-illustrious Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams does not subscribe to the "make every vote count" concept.M. Don Williams, Augusta

Remember officers' sacrifice
Every 57 hours, on average, a law enforcement officer is killed on duty in the United States.Elizabeth O. Leon Waynesboro

Commissioner is an obstructionist

Organization prevents need for abortion
It's remarkable when people don't get the "planned" in Planned Parenthood. There are those who use it in an attempt to further their own political agenda.Mary Beth Pierucci, Augusta

Give police a proper facility

Organization prevents need for abortion

Jury convicted a good-hearted man
I am so tired of people bringing pharmacist Duncan Fordham's name down regarding his recent conviction for health-care fraud. If you do not know this man, then you could never know how much of a good-hearted man he is.Dulcie Rios, Hephzibah

Jury convicted a good-hearted man
I am so tired of people bringing pharmacist Duncan Fordham's name down regarding his recent conviction for health-care fraud. If you do not know this man, then you could never know how much of a good-hearted man he is. Dulcie Rios, Hephzibah

Robin Williams' hubris is appalling
Regarding the May 6 story "Williams is guilty on all 17 charges": Robin Williams should be elected poster boy for the greedy and the dishonest, and for those who are seemingly unable to accept any personal responsibility for their actions.Frank Lariscey, Evans

Give police a proper facility
It's time to wake up, Augusta taxpayers, and I'll tell you why. Tina Cloer, Augusta

Robin Williams' hubris is appalling

Robin Williams' hubris is appalling
Regarding the May 6 story "Williams is guilty on all 17 charges": Robin Williams should be elected poster boy for the greedy and the dishonest, and for those who are seemingly unable to accept any personal responsibility for their actions. Frank Lariscey, Evans

Remember officers' sacrifice
Every 57 hours, on average, a law enforcement officer is killed on duty in the United States.Elizabeth O. Leon Waynesboro

Jaguar adds long-wheelbase XJ

Model to bring St. Bart's style to the real world

Custom-built tanks provide focal point, peace for homes

Style briefs

Flu shots likely to be recommended for everyone

Jaguar adds long-wheelbase XJ
Polished wood burl trim, aromatic leather and sumptuous lamb's wool floor mats aren't all that's needed for a luxury ride in Jaguar's flagship XJ sedan. Backseat room needs to be luxurious, too.

Living briefs
If you live with a pack rat and you can't get them to clean out their junk, we want to hear from you.

Flu shots likely to be recommended for everyone
CHICAGO - Perhaps within five years, the government is likely to recommend annual flu shots for every American - not just young children, the elderly and other at-risk people, public health advocates predict.

Style briefs
NEW YORK - Savvy shoppers know that product labels have a wealth of valuable information. The problem, though, is that labels seem to have a language all their own.

Custom-built tanks provide focal point, peace for homes
Doctors and hospital administrators figured out a long time ago that aquariums are a great way to soothe jittery nerves, and homeowners are catching on, too.

Model to bring St. Bart's style to the real world
NEW YORK - Elizabeth Hurley doesn't want you to see too much of her body when she's on the beach. For that matter, she doesn't want to see too much of your body, either. That's why Elizabeth Hurley Beach, the model's first venture into fashion design, doesn't have any thongs or G-strings among its swimwear offerings.

Study: diet effective in cutting cholesterol
PHILADELPHIA - Eating a low-fat diet packed with vegetables, fruit, beans and whole grains reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol twice as much as eating a low-fat diet that's heavy on processed foods, a small study has found.

Style briefs
NEW YORK - Savvy shoppers know that product labels have a wealth of valuable information. The problem, though, is that labels seem to have a language all their own.

Custom-built tanks provide focal point, peace for homes
Doctors and hospital administrators figured out a long time ago that aquariums are a great way to soothe jittery nerves, and homeowners are catching on, too.

Model to bring St. Bart's style to the real world
NEW YORK - Elizabeth Hurley doesn't want you to see too much of her body when she's on the beach. For that matter, she doesn't want to see too much of your body, either. That's why Elizabeth Hurley Beach, the model's first venture into fashion design, doesn't have any thongs or G-strings among its swimwear offerings.

Flu shots likely to be recommended for everyone
CHICAGO - Perhaps within five years, the government is likely to recommend annual flu shots for every American - not just young children, the elderly and other at-risk people, public health advocates predict.

Jaguar adds long-wheelbase XJ
Polished wood burl trim, aromatic leather and sumptuous lamb's wool floor mats aren't all that's needed for a luxury ride in Jaguar's flagship XJ sedan. Backseat room needs to be luxurious, too.

Base closings by state
A list obtained by The Associated Press of military facilities the Defense Department recommended for closure Friday:

Kid of the day
Chase Spencer of Waynesboro is today's Kid of the day.

Birders flock for glimpse of temporary visitors
FOLKSTON, Ga. - More than 400,000 visitors come to the Okefenokee swamp each spring to enjoy the weather, see wildlife and participate in group activities.

Mystery remains in pond deaths

Bill would publicize doctor complaints
COLUMBIA - Medical board complaints against doctors would become public records under a bill that won key approval in the South Carolina Senate on Thursday.

News you can use
BLACK TIE GALA: 100 Black Men of Augusta Inc. annual Black Tie Gala, An Evening of Elegance, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Gordon Club Ballroom at Fort Gordon. Tickets cost $65 and are available at Pyramid Music. Proceeds will benefit the mentoring program. For more information, call 724-5994.

Ducks out of water cause traffic worry
Ducks at an Augusta apartment complex have been served eviction orders after running afoul of the law.

Across the area

Senators spar on gas tax plan

Family Day honors Gullah culture
Ron and Natalie Daise, of the Nickelodeon Gullah Gullah Island TV show, will offer a presentation on the customs, beliefs, folkways, language and heritage of the coastal Gullah people as part of Family Day on Saturday at the Morris Museum of Art.

Bluegrass Festival in Aiken draws hundreds

Senators spar on gas tax plan
COLUMBIA - Plans to raise the state's gasoline tax by seven cents a gallon are likely to fuel filibusters and floor fights in the Senate next week.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the day
Chase Spencer of Waynesboro is today's Kid of the day.

News you can use

New span will link Augusta Canal bike trails
A final link in a network of bicycle trails between the Augusta Canal headgates and Riverwalk Augusta will include a pair of bridges spanning spillways behind King and Sibley mills along the Savannah River.

Teacher helps his pupils with math

Senators spar on gas tax plan
COLUMBIA - Plans to raise the state's gasoline tax by seven cents a gallon are likely to fuel filibusters and floor fights in the Senate next week.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Soldier faces larceny charges
FORT STEWART, Ga. - An Army mechanic who refused to deploy to Iraq while he sought conscientious objector status faced new charges Thursday for collecting combat pay while he remained in the United States.

Base closing briefs

Fort Gordon avoids latest base closure list

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - A gunshot was fired into the floor in an Anderson County middle school after a pupil accidentally pulled the trigger of a deputy's holstered gun.

Military Intelligence Brigade hall honors 'real leader'
The late Col. Jon "Jake" Jones probably would have been a tad uncomfortable about ceremonies in his memory at Fort Gordon on Thursday, family and colleagues said.

Fort Gordon survives first BRAC list
Fort Gordon has survived the first major hurdle of the Base Realignment and Closure round.

Ducks out of water cause traffic worry
Ducks at an Augusta apartment complex have been served eviction orders after running afoul of the law.

Some at ASU graduation aren't quite finished
Graduating college will be more of a hopeful expectation than an actual celebration Saturday for some students at Augusta State University.

Judge denies new trial for boy in grandparents' deaths
COLUMBIA - A judge denied a request Friday for a new trial for the teenager who killed his grandparents four years ago, then blamed his actions on a prescription antidepressant.

New plan sought for crisis unit
After hearing strong objections from doctors and staff about creating a crisis unit in Augusta, the Augusta Community Mental Health Center's governing board agreed Thursday that a better plan is needed.

New span will link Augusta Canal bike trails

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Some at ASU graduation aren't quite finished

Police seek man last spotted with victim
AIKEN - Police say they are searching for a man last seen with Donald C. Boyd, the Aiken County man whose body was found Wednesday in a shed near North Augusta.

Fort Gordon survives first BRAC list

New plan sought for crisis unit
After hearing strong objections from doctors and staff about creating a crisis unit in Augusta, the Augusta Community Mental Health Center's governing board agreed Thursday that a better plan is needed.

Soldier faces larceny charges

Bill would publicize doctor complaints
COLUMBIA - Medical board complaints against doctors would become public records under a bill that won key approval in the South Carolina Senate on Thursday.

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North Augusta authorities have arrested a Gloverville man on charges of attempting to obtain a driver's license with false identification, a police report states.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Five counselors who worked at a state-run camp for troubled youths where a 13-year-old boy died while being restrained have been fired, and a sixth has resigned, officials said Friday.

Chris Tucker pleads guilty to speeding, eluding police
WARRENTON, Ga. - Actor Chris Tucker has pleaded guilty to speeding and eluding police during a brief chase last month after which the comedian told authorities he didn't hear their sirens because he was on his way to church.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A former Citadel cadet has sued the state military college, saying he didn't get a fair hearing from a school review board.

Leaders ready to spar on liquor

Across the area
Augusta authorities are calling the death of a homeless man suspicious after he was found lying on the ground next to an injured man Friday.

Across South Carolina

Fort Gordon avoids latest base closure list
Fort Gordon survived the first hurdle of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure round, with Friday's release of the Pentagon's list of bases it wants to close.

Government worker charged in hacking

Group to hold pet microchip clinic
The CSRA Humane Society will hold a microchip clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Pet Center, 425 Wood St. at Milledge Road, past Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
Kyle Morris of North Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

State leaders vow to fight for bases facing closure

Base closings by state
A list obtained by The Associated Press of military facilities the Defense Department recommended for closure Friday:

Man gets 25 years for assault

Soldier faces larceny charges
FORT STEWART, Ga. - An Army mechanic who refused to deploy to Iraq while he sought conscientious objector status faced new charges Thursday for collecting combat pay while he remained in the United States.

Former bondsman arrested

New span will link Augusta Canal bike trails
A final link in a network of bicycle trails between the Augusta Canal headgates and Riverwalk Augusta will include a pair of bridges spanning spillways behind King and Sibley mills along the Savannah River.

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BLACK TIE GALA: 100 Black Men of Augusta Inc. annual Black Tie Gala, An Evening of Elegance, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Gordon Club Ballroom at Fort Gordon. Tickets cost $65 and are available at Pyramid Music. Proceeds will benefit the mentoring program. For more information, call 724-5994.

Bluegrass Festival in Aiken draws hundreds
AIKEN - Friday night was girls' night out for Gail Graham and Susan Mimmie, and with two free tickets, they decided to check out the city's second annual Bluegrass Festival.

Some at ASU graduation aren't quite finished
Graduating college will be more of a hopeful expectation than an actual celebration Saturday for some students at Augusta State University.

Horse adoptions help with overpopulation
BLYTHE - Four years ago, Trinket's Treasure was a wild horse roaming Nevada's rugged mountain ranges.

First BRAC list out today
Today's the day Augustans will have solid facts - not rumors, guesses and opinions - about Fort Gordon's future.

Quick-thinking teen links rape, man
ROCK HILL, S.C. - An observant, quick-thinking teenager who says she was kidnapped and raped almost two months ago helped police identify her attacker, who is accused of a series of random attacks on women in both North and South Carolina.

Across the area
North Augusta authorities have arrested a Gloverville man on charges of attempting to obtain a driver's license with false identification, a police report states.

Government worker charged in hacking
ATLANTA - A programmer for the state's data agency, who apparently was hired without a background check, has been charged with computer trespassing and theft for accessing Georgia driver's license files without authorization.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - State employees who smoke will soon have to start paying an extra $40 a month for health insurance.

A dark invader flies into Augusta
Been a little buggy lately? No wonder. Augusta is in the middle of an invasion by dark-winged fungus gnats of the family Sciaridae - not to be confused with love bugs or lightning bugs, said Richmond County Extension Agent Sid Mullis.

Family Day honors Gullah culture
Ron and Natalie Daise, of the Nickelodeon Gullah Gullah Island TV show, will offer a presentation on the customs, beliefs, folkways, language and heritage of the coastal Gullah people as part of Family Day on Saturday at the Morris Museum of Art.

State leaders vow to fight for bases facing closure
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue and other state leaders vowed Friday that they would fight to save the four Georgia military installations the Pentagon has recommended closing.

Four Georgia bases recommended for closure
WASHINGTON - Four Georgia military bases - including three in the Atlanta metropolitan area - are being recommended for closure by the Pentagon, The Associated Press has learned.

Base closing briefs
COLUMBIA - Overall, South Carolina's major bases escaped closure, and commanders learned there would be a net gain of 709 jobs. Across the state, politicians and military backers expressed relief and said months of lobbying had paid off.

Military Intelligence Brigade hall honors 'real leader'
The late Col. Jon "Jake" Jones probably would have been a tad uncomfortable about ceremonies in his memory at Fort Gordon on Thursday, family and colleagues said.

Journeyman visits area on his way around the world
It might be North Augusta's first time being host to a real vaquero.

Horse adoptions help with overpopulation
BLYTHE - Four years ago, Trinket's Treasure was a wild horse roaming Nevada's rugged mountain ranges.

Mystery remains in pond deaths
Three weeks after two Warrenton toddlers drowned in a neighborhood sewage pond in a case that attracted national attention, there's still far more unknown than known about their deaths.

Author speaks at hooding ceremony
Being a good doctor means hanging on to what makes you human in the face of a dehumanizing system, the author of some classic medical books told the graduating class of the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine on Thursday.

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Author speaks at hooding ceremony
Being a good doctor means hanging on to what makes you human in the face of a dehumanizing system, the author of some classic medical books told the graduating class of the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine on Thursday.

Across the area

Leaders ready to spar on liquor
COLUMBIA - The stage is now set for a fight between the House and the Senate over the final version of legislation that ends the requirement that bars and restaurants use minibottles.

New plan sought for crisis unit

Former bondsman arrested
A former bail bondsman in McDuffie and Columbia counties was arrested Friday by federal agents and local police after being accused of soliciting someone to harm an Augusta attorney and an Appling resident.

Chris Tucker pleads guilty to speeding, eluding police

Bill would publicize doctor complaints

New class is more diverse
ATHENS, Ga. - More than 20 percent of the University of Georgia's freshman class next year could be nonwhite if most of the students who sent money promising to come to UGA actually enroll, admissions officials said this week.

Man gets 25 years for assault
An Augusta man who held his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint while threatening to commit murder-suicide was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison.

No motors allowed at parade
The roar of engines will be replaced by the clop of hooves along city streets as the 14th annual Augusta Horse and Carriage Parade pulls into downtown today.

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MCG honors graduate for her compassionate care
As usual, the first thought Lorena D. Narvaez had was for others.

Teacher helps his pupils with math
Calculating 30 percent of 20 can be a tough concept for elementary- and middle-school pupils.

Man gets 25 years for assault
An Augusta man who held his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint while threatening to commit murder-suicide was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison.

Mystery remains in pond deaths
Three weeks after two Warrenton toddlers drowned in a neighborhood sewage pond in a case that attracted national attention, there's still far more unknown than known about their deaths.

Teacher helps his pupils with math
Calculating 30 percent of 20 can be a tough concept for elementary- and middle-school pupils.

Base closing briefs
COLUMBIA - Overall, South Carolina's major bases escaped closure, and commanders learned there would be a net gain of 709 jobs. Across the state, politicians and military backers expressed relief and said months of lobbying had paid off.

Ducks out of water cause traffic worry

No motors allowed at parade
The roar of engines will be replaced by the clop of hooves along city streets as the 14th annual Augusta Horse and Carriage Parade pulls into downtown today.

Across South Carolina

State leaders vow to fight for bases facing closure
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue and other state leaders vowed Friday that they would fight to save the four Georgia military installations the Pentagon has recommended closing.

Military Intelligence Brigade hall honors 'real leader'

New class is more diverse
ATHENS, Ga. - More than 20 percent of the University of Georgia's freshman class next year could be nonwhite if most of the students who sent money promising to come to UGA actually enroll, admissions officials said this week.

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A dark invader flies into Augusta
Been a little buggy lately? No wonder. Augusta is in the middle of an invasion by dark-winged fungus gnats of the family Sciaridae - not to be confused with love bugs or lightning bugs, said Richmond County Extension Agent Sid Mullis.

Four Georgia bases recommended for closure

Government worker charged in hacking
ATLANTA - A programmer for the state's data agency, who apparently was hired without a background check, has been charged with computer trespassing and theft for accessing Georgia driver's license files without authorization.

Family Day honors Gullah culture

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Author speaks at hooding ceremony

Former bondsman arrested
A former bail bondsman in McDuffie and Columbia counties was arrested Friday by federal agents and local police after being accused of soliciting someone to harm an Augusta attorney and an Appling resident.

Horse adoptions help with overpopulation

Leaders ready to spar on liquor
COLUMBIA - The stage is now set for a fight between the House and the Senate over the final version of legislation that ends the requirement that bars and restaurants use minibottles.

Base closings by state

Bluegrass Festival in Aiken draws hundreds
AIKEN - Friday night was girls' night out for Gail Graham and Susan Mimmie, and with two free tickets, they decided to check out the city's second annual Bluegrass Festival.

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Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A former Citadel cadet has sued the state military college, saying he didn't get a fair hearing from a school review board.

Chris Tucker pleads guilty to speeding, eluding police
WARRENTON, Ga. - Actor Chris Tucker has pleaded guilty to speeding and eluding police during a brief chase last month after which the comedian told authorities he didn't hear their sirens because he was on his way to church.

Across the area
Augusta authorities are calling the death of a homeless man suspicious after he was found lying on the ground next to an injured man Friday.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - A gunshot was fired into the floor in an Anderson County middle school after a pupil accidentally pulled the trigger of a deputy's holstered gun.

Fort Gordon avoids latest base closure list
Fort Gordon survived the first hurdle of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure round, with Friday's release of the Pentagon's list of bases it wants to close.

Group to hold pet microchip clinic

Kid of the Day
Kyle Morris of North Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

No motors allowed at parade

Group to hold pet microchip clinic
The CSRA Humane Society will hold a microchip clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Pet Center, 425 Wood St. at Milledge Road, past Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Base closings by state

Base closings by state
A list obtained by The Associated Press of military facilities the Defense Department recommended for closure Friday:

New class is more diverse

A dark invader flies into Augusta

They can't wait for a scrum
The prep season is rapidly winding down with its usual array of crowning spring moments - baseball, softball, soccer, golf. Winning schools bask in communal pride while their peers barely take notice.

They can't wait for a scrum
The prep season is rapidly winding down with its usual array of crowning spring moments - baseball, softball, soccer, golf. Winning schools bask in communal pride while their peers barely take notice.

'Mighty Rearranger': Plant's new way out
NEW YORK - Outside of being the title of his newest release, "Mighty Rearranger" serves fairly well as a neat synopsis of Robert Plant's career evolution.

'Mighty Rearranger': Plant's new way out
NEW YORK - Outside of being the title of his newest release, "Mighty Rearranger" serves fairly well as a neat synopsis of Robert Plant's career evolution.

'Mighty Rearranger': Plant's new way out

NASCAR steals Indy-bred driver
RICHMOND, Va. - Casey Mears is among the NASCAR drivers who will tune in today to Pole Day qualifying at the Indianapolis 500.

Patrick has good shot at Indy pole
INDIANAPOLIS - Danica Patrick takes her first shot at qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 today, and she just might end up on the pole.

NASCAR steals Indy-bred driver
RICHMOND, Va. - Casey Mears is among the NASCAR drivers who will tune in today to Pole Day qualifying at the Indianapolis 500.

Kahne sweeps Busch, Cup poles at Richmond

Kahne sweeps Busch, Cup poles at Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. - Kasey Kahne won his third pole position in as many tries Friday and became the first driver in Richmond International Raceway history to sweep the top spot in the Busch and Nextel Cup races.

Rudd retirement could clear up room for rookie
RICHMOND, Va. - Jon Wood's success on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit has put veteran driver Ricky Rudd in a tough spot.

Rudd retirement could clear up room for rookie
RICHMOND, Va. - Jon Wood's success on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit has put veteran driver Ricky Rudd in a tough spot.

Rudd retirement could clear up room for rookie

Patrick has good shot at Indy pole
INDIANAPOLIS - Danica Patrick takes her first shot at qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 today, and she just might end up on the pole.

NASCAR steals Indy-bred driver

Kahne sweeps Busch, Cup poles at Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. - Kasey Kahne won his third pole position in as many tries Friday and became the first driver in Richmond International Raceway history to sweep the top spot in the Busch and Nextel Cup races.

Patrick has good shot at Indy pole

Heat takes 3-0 lead against Wizards
WASHINGTON - Shaquille O'Neal didn't play, and Dwyane Wade committed five turnovers in the first quarter. Still, the Miami Heat kept their perfect postseason intact.

Miller seals Pacers' win
INDIANAPOLIS - Reggie Miller is still pushing opponents around.

Miller seals Pacers' win
INDIANAPOLIS - Reggie Miller is still pushing opponents around.

SuperSonics squeek past Spurs

SuperSonics squeek past Spurs
SEATTLE - Ray Allen's 20 points and Vitaly Potapenko's big defensive stop were just enough to save the Seattle SuperSonics.

Heat takes 3-0 lead against Wizards

Seattle shuts down San Antonio at end
SEATTLE - Antonio Daniels made his free throws, and his former team didn't. Now the Seattle SuperSonics have seized the momentum in their series against the San Antonio Spurs.

Seattle shuts down San Antonio at end

Seattle shuts down San Antonio at end
SEATTLE - Antonio Daniels made his free throws, and his former team didn't. Now the Seattle SuperSonics have seized the momentum in their series against the San Antonio Spurs.

Miller seals Pacers' win

SuperSonics squeek past Spurs
SEATTLE - Ray Allen's 20 points and Vitaly Potapenko's big defensive stop were just enough to save the Seattle SuperSonics.

Heat takes 3-0 lead against Wizards
WASHINGTON - Shaquille O'Neal didn't play, and Dwyane Wade committed five turnovers in the first quarter. Still, the Miami Heat kept their perfect postseason intact.

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Mrs. Casteva Armstrong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Theodore M. Freeman, Sr.    (APPLING, Ga.)

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Mr. Donald C. Boyd    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Horace Thomas    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Nell Q. Shirley    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
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Mrs. Martha Swetman    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Lawrence Savoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Marie Thomas    (SYCAMORE, S.C.)
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Mr. Johnnie H. Nunn    (WAGENER, S.C.)
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Mr. George H. Thornton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Laura Mack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Fannie Walker    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Willard B. Horton    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Wilma Q. Wheeler    (DALTON, Ga.)
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Mr. John Griffin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Roger Welborn    (RAYLE, Ga.)
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Theodore M. Freeman, Sr.    (APPLING, Ga.)
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Mrs. Hattie Williams    (ROXBURY, Mass.)
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Mrs. Casteva Armstrong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John William Griffin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Franklin C. Bowers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clearence Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Hattie Williams    (ROXBURY, Mass.)

Mrs. Mary Youmans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Alberta "Tommie" Birkle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Katie Lou Moss    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Franklin C. Bowers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Josephine Lovell    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Harry Bray, Jr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Doris A. Bailey    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie J. Burke    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jewell A. Ansley    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Claude E. Devor    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Swetman    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Gordon B. Dixon    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Rosa Rhymes    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Freeman    (WAUKEGAN, Ill.)

Mr. George H. Thornton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Edward J. Pendleton, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Eddie Grays, Jr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Meeks    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. James H. Griffin    (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Mack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Lou Moss    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Jones, Jr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Holman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Hines    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Willard B. Horton    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. LaForne W. Hamp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Lou Price    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Virginia Gail Hill    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Josephine Lovell    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Freeman    (WAUKEGAN, Ill.)

Mrs. Laura Mack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Russell Boyd, Sr.    (FLORENCE, S.C.)

Mr. Luther McKie    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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Mr. Gordon B. Dixon    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Nell Q. Shirley    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Ellie Culbreath    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Ms. Rosa Rhymes (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Clearence Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn Morton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Josephine Lovell (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby D. Randall (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Alberta "Tommie" Birkle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katherine B. Turner (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Gordon B. Dixon (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. John William Griffin, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Rosa Rhymes (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin C. Bowers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Mack (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roger Welborn (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Casteva Armstrong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James H. Griffin (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mr. John Griffin, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie J. Burke (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Doris A. Bailey (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Freeman (WAUKEGAN, Ill.)

Mr. John Jones, Jr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Bray, Jr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Willard B. Horton (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Grays, Jr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Virginia Gail Hill (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willard B. Horton (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. LaForne W. Hamp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Miguel Nunez Torres (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Russell Boyd, Sr. (FLORENCE, S.C.)

Mrs. Wilma Q. Wheeler (DALTON, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Parkman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Holman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Horace Thomas (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Sammie Savage (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mr. Lawrence Savoy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Walker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Meeks (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Beulah Roberson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Hayward Hileman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Katie Lou Moss (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Lou Moss (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Mack (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony D. Moss, Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Penny Minze (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Theodore M. Freeman, Sr. (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Williams (ROXBURY, Mass.)

Mrs. Jewell A. Ansley (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Thomas (SYCAMORE, S.C.)

Mrs. Anne Hines (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. George H. Thornton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Donald C. Boyd (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Grady G. Scott (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Edward J. Pendleton, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Nell Q. Shirley (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Ellie Culbreath (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Youmans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris McDonald (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Lou Price (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Swetman (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Freeman (WAUKEGAN, Ill.)

Mr. Claude E. Devor (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Edward J. Pendleton, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Theodore M. Freeman, Sr. (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Luther McKie (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Federer, Davydenko advance to semifinals

Plans for Manhattan sports museum unveiled

Overtime

Sharapova, Mauresmo reach Rome semifinals

Federer reaches quarters in Hamburg

Schools go after 3 crowns in soccer

Mauresmo advances to Italian Open quarters

Overtime

Sharapova, Mauresmo reach Rome semifinals
ROME - Maria Sharapova finally won a quarterfinal match on clay.

Mauresmo advances to Italian Open quarters
ROME - Top-seeded Maria Sharapova defeated Mary Pierce 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the third round of the Italian Open on Thursday.

Federer, Davydenko advance to semifinals
HAMBURG, Germany - Roger Federer beat Guillermo Coria 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Hamburg Masters.

Federer, Davydenko advance to semifinals
HAMBURG, Germany - Roger Federer beat Guillermo Coria 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Hamburg Masters.

Plans for Manhattan sports museum unveiled
NEW YORK - Gov. George Pataki joined sports stars Bob Cousy and Billie Jean King at the unveiling Thursday of plans for a National Sports Museum in lower Manhattan that will become the home of the Heisman Trophy.

Overtime
The Southeast Region Junior Championship Regatta will be held Saturday at Langley Pond.

Overtime
The South Carolina Junior Olympics and U-19 State Championships will be held today at North Augusta Police Athletic League Boxing Club.

Overtime
The Southeast Region Junior Championship Regatta will be held Saturday at Langley Pond.

Glazer nears total control over Manchester United
LONDON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer tightened his control over Manchester United on Friday, increasing his stake in the world's richest soccer team to nearly 75 percent.

Schools go after 3 crowns in soccer
Last season, Richmond Academy's boys team won a share of the area's first public school state soccer championship.

Mauresmo advances to Italian Open quarters
ROME - Top-seeded Maria Sharapova defeated Mary Pierce 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the third round of the Italian Open on Thursday.

Overtime
The South Carolina Junior Olympics and U-19 State Championships will be held today at North Augusta Police Athletic League Boxing Club.

Sharapova, Mauresmo reach Rome semifinals
ROME - Maria Sharapova finally won a quarterfinal match on clay.

Schools go after 3 crowns in soccer
Last season, Richmond Academy's boys team won a share of the area's first public school state soccer championship.

Federer reaches quarters in Hamburg
HAMBURG, Germany - Top-ranked Roger Federer moved closer to his sixth title of the year Thursday, beating Tommy Robredo 6-2, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Hamburg Masters.

Federer reaches quarters in Hamburg
HAMBURG, Germany - Top-ranked Roger Federer moved closer to his sixth title of the year Thursday, beating Tommy Robredo 6-2, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Hamburg Masters.

Plans for Manhattan sports museum unveiled
NEW YORK - Gov. George Pataki joined sports stars Bob Cousy and Billie Jean King at the unveiling Thursday of plans for a National Sports Museum in lower Manhattan that will become the home of the Heisman Trophy.

Linebacker finally gets state title - in shot put
It was an out-of-the blue tip. A young man in Region 3-AAA throwing the shot put like Lakeside legend Reese Hoffa of years ago. Another call said it was a youngster from Burke County. The rest was mere formality.

Focus on the Family leader embroiled in policy fights
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - To millions of conservative Christians, James Dobson and his Focus on the Family ministry have emerged as a life preserver in an American culture, fending off assaults from popular culture and liberals.

Scriptural illiteracy is disturbing trend in eyes of pastor
The Rev. Ed Bez, working out of an office in Social Circle, Ga., has tallied about 1,700 documents from newspapers, news releases and summary reports from around the world pointing to a problem with the Bible - while many people own one or more copies, few know what is inside.

Faith digest
Capital City Bank, the first black-owned bank in the Augusta area, will hold an economic empowerment workshop at 9 a.m. today at Thankful Baptist Church, 302 Walker St. Breakfast will be served. Call 724-2187.

Are you Bible literate?
Are you Bible literate? Take our quiz and find out. There might be more than one answer that is correct.

Pastor's downfall highlights Protestant identity crisis
LOS ANGELES - When the Rev. Alan Meenan took over as senior pastor at the nationally prominent Hollywood First Presbyterian Church, it had been losing members for 20 years.

Scriptural illiteracy is disturbing trend in eyes of pastor
The Rev. Ed Bez, working out of an office in Social Circle, Ga., has tallied about 1,700 documents from newspapers, news releases and summary reports from around the world pointing to a problem with the Bible - while many people own one or more copies, few know what is inside.

Faith digest
Capital City Bank, the first black-owned bank in the Augusta area, will hold an economic empowerment workshop at 9 a.m. today at Thankful Baptist Church, 302 Walker St. Breakfast will be served. Call 724-2187.

Man uses God as measure for 'normalcy'
Before "cool" got hip, it just meant chilly. Jeff Myers hopes that someday people will hear "normal" and think "godly."

Are you Bible literate?
Are you Bible literate? Take our quiz and find out. There might be more than one answer that is correct.

Pastor's downfall highlights Protestant identity crisis
LOS ANGELES - When the Rev. Alan Meenan took over as senior pastor at the nationally prominent Hollywood First Presbyterian Church, it had been losing members for 20 years.

Man uses God as measure for 'normalcy'
Before "cool" got hip, it just meant chilly. Jeff Myers hopes that someday people will hear "normal" and think "godly."

Religion news in brief
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Sweden's Supreme Court said Monday it will review the acquittal of Pentecostal pastor Ake Green, who faced criminal charges over a sermon on homosexuality.

'Worship war' highlights Protestant identity crisis
LOS ANGELES - When the Rev. Alan Meenan took over as senior pastor at the nationally prominent Hollywood First Presbyterian Church, it had been losing members for 20 years.

Focus on the Family leader embroiled in policy fights
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - To millions of conservative Christians, James Dobson and his Focus on the Family ministry have emerged as a life preserver in an American culture, fending off assaults from popular culture and liberals.

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

Pope intends to visit synagogue in Cologne, Germany
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI has told the Israeli ambassador to the Vatican he intends to visit the main synagogue in Cologne, Germany, in August, becoming the second pontiff in history to visit a Jewish place of worship.

'Worship war' highlights Protestant identity crisis
LOS ANGELES - When the Rev. Alan Meenan took over as senior pastor at the nationally prominent Hollywood First Presbyterian Church, it had been losing members for 20 years.

Religion news in brief
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Sweden's Supreme Court said Monday it will review the acquittal of Pentecostal pastor Ake Green, who faced criminal charges over a sermon on homosexuality.

They can't wait for a scrum

Shows could take cue from 'CSI'

Bill Maher: Less yelling, no less controversy
LOS ANGELES - It's an unlikely suspicion, but a kinder, gentler Bill Maher seems to be emerging on television.

Dave Chappelle seeks mental help
NEW YORK - Comedy Central star Dave Chappelle has checked himself into a mental health facility in South Africa, the magazine Entertainment Weekly reported Wednesday.

Christiane Amanpour says she's leaving '60 Minutes'

Bill Maher: Less yelling, no less controversy
LOS ANGELES - It's an unlikely suspicion, but a kinder, gentler Bill Maher seems to be emerging on television.

What will Comedy Central do without Chappelle?

Christiane Amanpour says she's leaving '60 Minutes'
NEW YORK - Christiane Amanpour, television's best-known international correspondent, said Thursday she's ending her part-time stint at CBS' "60 Minutes" because the arrangement had "run its course."

Is Tom Westman invincible on 'Survivor: Palau'?
NEW YORK -It's down to the final four on CBS' "Survivor: Palau," which concludes Sunday. If you ask the long-gone castaways who now make up the show's jury, it seems muscled, gray-haired New York firefighter Tom Westman has already hosed down his competition.

Is Tom Westman invincible on 'Survivor: Palau'?

What will Comedy Central do without Chappelle?
NEW YORK - Along with Jon Stewart, Dave Chappelle is Comedy Central's biggest star. Now he's gone, with some question about whether "Chappelle's Show" will ever return.

Is Tom Westman invincible on 'Survivor: Palau'?
NEW YORK -It's down to the final four on CBS' "Survivor: Palau," which concludes Sunday. If you ask the long-gone castaways who now make up the show's jury, it seems muscled, gray-haired New York firefighter Tom Westman has already hosed down his competition.

Dave Chappelle seeks mental help
NEW YORK - Comedy Central star Dave Chappelle has checked himself into a mental health facility in South Africa, the magazine Entertainment Weekly reported Wednesday.

Bill Maher: Less yelling, no less controversy

Christiane Amanpour says she's leaving '60 Minutes'
NEW YORK - Christiane Amanpour, television's best-known international correspondent, said Thursday she's ending her part-time stint at CBS' "60 Minutes" because the arrangement had "run its course."

Dave Chappelle seeks mental help

What will Comedy Central do without Chappelle?
NEW YORK - Along with Jon Stewart, Dave Chappelle is Comedy Central's biggest star. Now he's gone, with some question about whether "Chappelle's Show" will ever return.

People in the News

Former Jackson attorney says the pop star was a 'target'

Model sues stepfather for stealing her money

Elton John joins the stars for premiere of 'Billy Elliot'

Auburn tops Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Karl Amonite's RBI single capped a three-run fifth inning to lift Auburn over Georgia 5-4 on Friday night.

Auburn tops Georgia

Auburn tops Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Karl Amonite's RBI single capped a three-run fifth inning to lift Auburn over Georgia 5-4 on Friday night.

Shows could take cue from 'CSI'
Cinema bad boy Quentin Tarantino directs Thursday's season-ending episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Shows could take cue from 'CSI'
Cinema bad boy Quentin Tarantino directs Thursday's season-ending episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Fingertip found in chili traced to industrial accident

Stripped of pensions, flight attendants do likewise

Odds and Ends

Focus on the Family leader embroiled in policy fights

Man uses God as measure for 'normalcy'

Religion news in brief

'Worship war' highlights Protestant identity crisis

Pastor's downfall highlights Protestant identity crisis

Scriptural illiteracy is disturbing trend in eyes of pastor

Faith digest

Are you Bible literate?