Lauds writer `for breaking silence'

Cigarette partners

Answers anti-South `prevarications'

Catches error

Attacks `ignorant' writer; notes Celtic achievement

Welcome back, Newt

Let the females box

Panel to draft smoking ban proposal

Planning panel frustrated at council

Maddox back on public stage

Panel finishes Fort Gordon visit

Grants to help Aiken students

Armed for school

Unlikely source posts bond for murder suspect

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

Tasty pies make for a sweet contest

Local and area briefs

Sound and lights

Columbia County BOE wants basics

Baston Road closed for expansion

Fewer students skipping school in Aiken

Debate over canal land fires up again

Local and area briefs

Health Department looking into tattoo parlors

Josey test probe extends to teacher

Kenny Wallace surprises with first Winston Cup pole

Druckenmiller won't be a Falcon on first draft pick

Prep notes

Batesburg-Leesville junior pitches fourth no-hitter of season

Lynn gets key win for North Augusta

Slamming to victory

Braves notes

Larsen says `No' to NFL draft

Hawks gunning for home court in final two games of season

Park hurts hurlers

Synchronized swimmer bidding to be first male on U.S. national team

Jackets would trade body parts for a bowl trip

Wimbledon's purse nets bigger dollars for men than women

Jackets pull back into town

Patriots jolted by Pack

Tale shows flavors, smells of holiday

On pins and needles

Church bulletin

Age of Faith rocks on God

Entertainment calendar

Video reviews

Americans active in civic life despite lack of trust

Dabbling in the arts

Church gets an answer to prayers

50's era blood-pressure drug may show new promise

Entertainment calendar II

God needs believers who grow

Barbecue's best

Celebrating Passover

`Grease' is the word

Prodigy gets over dislike of concerto

Air South clears Charleston airport debt

Banks report 1st quarter earnings

Georgia Bank Financial Corp. reports 37-percent increase

Plastics familiar to area

Bagging the next big craze

Martin Color-Fi reports record earnings

Augustine to step down as Lockheed Martin's CEO

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

`How to Succeed in Business Without Being White

Telefonica signs agreement with MCI, British Telecom

Coke, Pepsi battle for exclusive contracts on college campuses

Reported $300 billion tobacco settlement called too cheap

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

Business briefs

Korean firm entering tough market

Scientist: snakes descended from seagoing lizard

Rival visions of digital TV will fight for viewers

Apple seeks to reassure customers, software developers

Microsoft promises new ways to surf Internet

House haunted by cyber stalker up for sale

Office 97 sales drive high-profit quarter for Microsoft

Scientists identify gene responsible for endocrine disorder

Fantasy games hitting home runs on the Web

Makers of low-cost Internet box slash prices amid sluggish sales