A textbook lesson

A good bill, we suppose

Pushes arboretum idea for Augusta

This `mysterious bond'

Laments loss of `inconvenient' tree

Wants to have beepers for teachers

Criticizes Board phone, pager vote

Zell's vetoes tough but fair

Refutes prof's access fee numbers

Columbia group heads to Poland

Change of Palmer trial venue denied

Local and regional news briefs

Dividing the budget pie

Larke: Richmond schools need new way to select books

State issues dam report

States' utility commissions gaining new life

Confederate memorials falling victim to change

Aides get top salaries

Lawmakers protest allocation of energy funds

Teachers: Criticism baseless

Burnettown searching for sensible zoning

Turner chastizes other billionaires for lack of charity

On Cloud Nine

Athens named `most enlightened' place in Georiga by magazine

Augusta attorneys bypass prosecutors to get bond set directly by judges

Study: HOPE scholars less likely to drop out of college

Privatized-prisons risk-free, state says

Columbia County Civil War efforts remembered

Few firms own most of state's video poker

Local and area briefs

Sub recovery plan debated

Columbia County Revolutionary War efforts remembered

Doubts cloud Georgia's pre-K program

Lofton's clutch hit a winner for Braves

Rain only a mild hindrance to action

Thompson edges No. 3 Engler in Wyatt

Jones gets it done for Braves

It's smooth sailing for Disc Golf

Weather may challenge drivers in Winston 500

Jaguars eye tough Kennesaw

Hamilton, Shaw lead Tech offense

Newest teams spending lots

Jackets rally, jolt Suns 11-6

Starters rule in spring contest for the Bulldogs

Jaguars eye tough Kennesaw

Kite close to becoming Ryder Cup player-captain

Knicks take 2-0 lead vs. Hornets

Augusta Superfight showcases local kickboxing talent

Pistons know plan; problem is doing it

Braves notes

Faxon joins crowded leaderboard

Augusta Prep takes boys, girls state tennis titles

West African duo getting education in class, sports

Songwriting lucrative part of music biz

Healing hands

Mayors help mark day of prayer

Historical mysteries: Creature may haunt island near Crete

Rejection never ends, longtime author says

Back in the spin

Library displays pieces of American life

Comic strokes

The church bulletin

Square egg

Sisters find their mission nursing patients

Traveler's checks remain dependable companions

Church must remember old embrace new

Business calendar: University offers course on home-based businesses

Airwaves auction gets government only $14 million

The downsized strike out on their own

Home sales slip amid floods, higher interest rates

Billionaire stayed course with country clubs concept

Ad agency toys with interactive marketing

Columbia HCA - Street bully or street wise?

Fries, drink prices up in McDonald's 55-cent deal

Business briefs

Kmart unveils revamping project

Laws help bosses give references

Move over McDonalds - Entrepreneur franchises dog meat restaurants

Bird site in midst of urban sprawl

Popsicle ice cream sandwiches recalled

DVD-ROM the not-yet-ready-for-prime-time player

Scientists dispute universal direction

Software provides a glimmer of hope for Apple

DVD: The new wave in home theater

This week's tech tips: `Push' technology and more on digital TV

Caution may soften blow of computer crash

COMPUTERS 102: Internet is worth taming to serve your needs

Electronic newspapers displayed on portable computer tablets could be in our future

Book buyers deflect doom scenarios of Internet sales

MSN lacks community spirit

What's hot on the World Wide Web: Merry melodies and Disney tunes