Notes billions spent to `protect poor'


Counters writer on evaluations

Fine Augusta record

Jabs the National

Line-item veto vetoed

S.C. bills split GOP

Slams total Richmond smoking ban

Cites strong Resurrection evidence

Asks why Goodwill dumps items

S.C. cities get a break

Reno wimps out

Appreciates support for daughter

Hits all `bait and fleece' programs

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

County OKs new ambulance service

Columbia County Sheriff's Department considers buying emergency phone system

Minority medical education declining

Capitol lobbyists wine, dine in overtime

Commissioners renew youth job program

Bank robbed

Council approves restrictions on video poker

New Ellenton mayor says he won't resign

Gas company settles multi-million dollar downtown contamination lawsuit

Local and area briefs

Medivac exhibit

Prosecutor will seek death penalty against accused DSS shooter

Bizarro spring weather

Second phase of North Augusta bike and walking trail to begin

Aiken improvement group outlines spending

Georgia drug-testing law rejected by court

Indicted researcher seeing patients again

Minority medical education declining

Fired teacher sues board over drug-testing policy

Pine straw

Richmond County Georgia's top polluter

Aiken students shadow government officials

Statue vandalized

Lights! Camera! Taxes!

Former Jaguar signs with Dallas

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

James leads as Hawks come back

Smoltz teaches lesson

Eagles entrust recent tradition to new leader

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

Baseball retires Robinson's No. 42

Prep notes

Bulls can win 70 for second year

Braves sweep Reds with 7-1 win

Braves notes

Separate slides

Branch Rickey deserves credit for standing up

Mitchell's double gets win for Jags

Drivers adjusting to new crew chiefs

Ga Tech signs top point guard

Macon named Josey football coach

Braves Notebook: Team to commemorate Jackie Robinson

Health and fitness calendar

Recipes for the Passover table

Small portions: News and notes from the world of food

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

Children to try their hand at making matzah

Sultry singer finds her South Carolina heritage

May flowers

Health capsules

South Carolina teen earns top honors in national recipe contest

Scientists learn how flavonoids, other nutrients prevent cancer

Campaign for life

Children to try their hand at making matzah

Study: sensible diet lowers blood pressure

Demolition for Golf Hall of Fame begins

House passes bill that would cancel unneeded mortgage insurance

Business briefs

Inflation cools; Wall Street heats up

Apple reports $708 million loss

Procrastinators find Tuesday `taxing'

Hotels could come to Riverwalk

Senators seek to change rules for executive stock options

Digital machines combine tasks

Another area code proposed

A colorful history

Successful traits are spotlighted

Increased output in March raises inflation pressures

Company offers life insurance to people with HIV

Baseball sites are ready for some hits

Netscape speeds up release of `push' technology

Minow may cause `vast wasteland' to bloom

Cheap computers

Sheep cloner says cloning a human would violate individual rights

The Web can take you all over the map

Microorganism a fish killer

Web site links user to health information

Netscape seeks edge in market