S.C. cities get a break

Lauds writer `for breaking silence'

Slams total Richmond smoking ban

Fine Augusta record

Answers anti-South `prevarications'

Hits all `bait and fleece' programs

Cigarette partners

Line-item veto vetoed

Jabs the National

Aiken students shadow government officials

Baston Road closed for expansion

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

Tasty pies make for a sweet contest

Sound and lights

Local and area briefs

Indicted researcher seeing patients again

Debate over canal land fires up again

Lights! Camera! Taxes!

Panel finishes Fort Gordon visit

Panel to draft smoking ban proposal

Grants to help Aiken students

Local and area briefs

Medivac exhibit

Richmond County Georgia's top polluter

Capitol lobbyists wine, dine in overtime

Prosecutor will seek death penalty against accused DSS shooter

Fired teacher sues board over drug-testing policy

Planning panel frustrated at council

Bizarro spring weather

Armed for school

University Hospital looking for ways to pay for Women's Center

Braves sweep Reds with 7-1 win

Drivers adjusting to new crew chiefs

Separate slides

Batesburg-Leesville junior pitches fourth no-hitter of season

Eagles entrust recent tradition to new leader

Slamming to victory

Macon named Josey football coach

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

Druckenmiller won't be a Falcon on first draft pick

Prep notes

Wimbledon's purse nets bigger dollars for men than women

Prep notes

Braves notes

Scientists learn how flavonoids, other nutrients prevent cancer

Prodigy gets over dislike of concerto

Age of Faith rocks on God

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

Entertainment calendar II

Sultry singer finds her South Carolina heritage

`Grease' is the word

Health capsules

Video reviews

Study: sensible diet lowers blood pressure

Entertainment calendar

Children to try their hand at making matzah

On pins and needles

Children to try their hand at making matzah

Campaign for life

Health and fitness calendar

Americans active in civic life despite lack of trust

Plastics familiar to area

Target will open in October, bring 150 jobs to the area

Increased output in March raises inflation pressures

Korean firm entering tough market

U.S. trade deficit shrinks slightly, but still big

A colorful history

Successful traits are spotlighted

House passes bill that would cancel unneeded mortgage insurance

Apple reports $708 million loss

Martin Color-Fi reports record earnings

Rival visions of digital TV will fight for viewers

Scientists identify gene responsible for endocrine disorder

House haunted by cyber stalker up for sale

Scientist: snakes descended from seagoing lizard

Cheap computers

Microsoft promises new ways to surf Internet

Minow may cause `vast wasteland' to bloom

Microorganism a fish killer