Notes billions spent to `protect poor'

Hits all `bait and fleece' programs

S.C. cities get a break

S.C. bills split GOP

Slams total Richmond smoking ban

Fine Augusta record

Counters writer on evaluations

Asks why Goodwill dumps items

Jabs the National


Line-item veto vetoed

Appreciates support for daughter

Cites strong Resurrection evidence

Reno wimps out

Aiken students shadow government officials

Pine straw

Aiken improvement group outlines spending

Statue vandalized

Minority medical education declining

Second phase of North Augusta bike and walking trail to begin

County OKs new ambulance service

Man who killed lifelong friend gets life, plus five in prison

Columbia County Sheriff's Department considers buying emergency phone system

Prosecutor will seek death penalty against accused DSS shooter

New Ellenton mayor says he won't resign

Medivac exhibit

Fired teacher sues board over drug-testing policy

Capitol lobbyists wine, dine in overtime

Bizarro spring weather

Local and area briefs

Gas company settles multi-million dollar downtown contamination lawsuit

Lights! Camera! Taxes!

Council approves restrictions on video poker

Commissioners renew youth job program

Richmond County Georgia's top polluter

Minority medical education declining

Indicted researcher seeing patients again

Bank robbed

Georgia drug-testing law rejected by court

Braves notes

Braves Notebook: Team to commemorate Jackie Robinson

Braves pitching staff hot - even when they're not throwing

Bulls can win 70 for second year

Former Jaguar signs with Dallas

Cubs' 0-for year sets N.L. record

James leads as Hawks come back

Macon named Josey football coach

Mitchell's double gets win for Jags

Prep notes

Branch Rickey deserves credit for standing up

Eagles entrust recent tradition to new leader

Braves sweep Reds with 7-1 win

Separate slides

Smoltz teaches lesson

Ga Tech signs top point guard

Baseball retires Robinson's No. 42

Drivers adjusting to new crew chiefs

Campaign for life

Now that `Ellen' is out, what's next?

Small portions: News and notes from the world of food

Sultry singer finds her South Carolina heritage

May flowers

Health capsules

Children to try their hand at making matzah

Scientists learn how flavonoids, other nutrients prevent cancer

Children to try their hand at making matzah

Study: sensible diet lowers blood pressure

South Carolina teen earns top honors in national recipe contest

Health and fitness calendar

Recipes for the Passover table

Another area code proposed

Demolition for Golf Hall of Fame begins

Digital machines combine tasks

Apple reports $708 million loss

Hotels could come to Riverwalk

House passes bill that would cancel unneeded mortgage insurance

Senators seek to change rules for executive stock options

A colorful history

Business briefs

Inflation cools; Wall Street heats up

Increased output in March raises inflation pressures

Procrastinators find Tuesday `taxing'

Successful traits are spotlighted

Company offers life insurance to people with HIV

Netscape seeks edge in market

Sheep cloner says cloning a human would violate individual rights

Minow may cause `vast wasteland' to bloom

Microorganism a fish killer

Cheap computers

The Web can take you all over the map

Baseball sites are ready for some hits

Web site links user to health information

Netscape speeds up release of `push' technology