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Water-cising

Reaching for a towel, Jackie Haas climbs out of the pool at Family Y on Wheeler Road. "I feel like Jell-O,"says the 47-year-old Wellness Coordinator at Brandon Wilde after her water aerobics class. Aerobics classes aren't land-locked anymore as more people move into the water for exercise. "It started out with the little old ladies in shower caps doing exercises in the water," says John Spannuth, president and CEO of the United States Water Fitness Association. "Now all kinds of people are exercising. It has just started to explode."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/01/ent_246173.shtml
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Calling it quits

...he started crying. She felt so bad she apologized and took it back. "Are we still going out?" he asked her. "Sure," she said. A week later, he dumped her. She didn't cry. Wendy Grossman can be reached at (706) 823-3217 .

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/27/xtr_243046.shtml
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Players on the ropes

...Auditions will be held in the terrace room Saturday and in the ballroom Monday. Call 826-4707 and leave a message. Wendy Grossman can be reached at 823-3217 or wendy@augustachronicle.com On stage What: Love Letters Where: The Imperial Theatre...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/23/ent_242622.shtml
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Big screen

PLEASANTVILLE -- In this comedy/drama, teen siblings (The Ice Storm's Tobey Maguire and Fear's Reese Witherspoon) find themselves trapped in the world of a wholesome Leave It to Beaver-esque 1950s sitcom family. Everything is black-and-white and boring until the teens teach the townspeople to add color to their lives. APT PUPIL -- This is based on Stephen King's disturbing novella about a friendship between a Nazi war criminal (Ian McKellen) and a typical American teen (Brad Renfro).

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/20/xtr_242422.shtml
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Kokopelli's, Cheap Joes fill the bill for a night out

...Road When: 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday. Phone: 738-1881 Wendy Grossman is a reporter for The Augusta Chronicle and can be reached at 823-3217 or wendy@augustachronicle.com.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/15/ent_241991.shtml
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Big Screen

APT PUPIL -- Brad Renfro plays Todd Bowden, a 16-year-old honors student who finds out his neighbor (Ian McKellen) is a Nazi war criminal. Problems ensue when Todd blackmails the old Nazi and becomes a bit too involved in his past. BELOVED -- Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover star in Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a slave haunted by the ghost of her baby daughter she killed before giving her any name except "Beloved."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/13/xtr_241797.shtml
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Advice line

...Don't take a chance of going back out with him and being hurt again." --"Just move on." XTREME Reporter Wendy Grossman says: Some mornings my friend Erika would wear black lipstick because some nights her boyfriend would throw things...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/06/xtr_241088.shtml
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Aiken theater to open season with suspense

With her husband out of town, Susie Hendrix is alone in her Greenwich Village basement apartment. Alone with a doll stuffed with heroin. Hendrix doesn't know she has the doll; she is blind and she hasn't seen it. She can't see the neighbor girl Gloria, who pops in and out of her apartment, and she can't see the three thugs who try to kill her and get the doll. Written by Frederick Knott, author of Dial M For Murder, Wait Until Dark is a suspenseful two-hour drama kicking off the Aiken Community Playhouse's 1998-99 season.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/04/ent_240853.shtml
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'Roseanne' show yanked from local lineup

Jacqueline Bradley isn't a big fan of daytime television talk shows with teen-age girls and their mothers fighting over the same boyfriend. She says she liked The Roseanne Show because the show went out of the living room and touched broader issues. "She goes out further into the world -- she does intercontinental observances," said Ms. Bradley, 75. But Augusta television station WRDW (Channel 12) dropped the show last week after a nine-day run. "I really wish they hadn't," Ms. Bradley said. "I enjoyed it very much."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/29/ent_240347.shtml
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Aviator overlooked in family of pilots

Marie Conner Boshears never learned to drive a car, but she had a valid pilot's license until the day she died -- at age 87. "Driving made her nervous; flying didn't," said her friend Betty Holmes, who was the office manager at Augusta Aviation. "That's the way flying is -- it's very relaxing." Marie and her husband, Buster Boshears, flew crosscountry in open-cockpit planes, dropping into corn fields to refuel. "They'd act like they never seen a woman pilot," remembers Wanda Boshears, her daughter-in-law. They hadn't -- there were few Amelia Earharts back then.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/26/met_240096.shtml
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