Lectures paper, Summerville on tree

Pre-K tests a downer

Defends Patrick over race funding

Appalling Ga. parole

Won't shop at K-mart either

Thatcher the real winner

Wants local restaurants smoke-free

Shut down Russell turbines

Royko was razor sharp, often compassionate

Praises `interaction' at cotillion

The JonBenet mystery

A good body

The golden knights

Miller names Thurbert Baker state's first black attorney general

Rain in Aiken, Barnwell hits festivals

Study: South Carolinians' health getting better

Lawmakers make unified front for SRS

Georgia tough on fish kills

Kids charged with crimes drops in 33 S.C. counties

Local and regional news briefs

Georgia road projects could get $19.4 million more from government

Crowd enjoys fun of Kentucky Derby

SRS tours change plant perceptions

Russians now visit SRS

Off to the races

Gordon Highway intersection is accident-prone

Heritage House changes name, but can it change its image?

Augusta's deadliest intersections

Agency aids in tasks, bills

Head Start sees side benefits

Responds to news story on ex-parte bond abuse

Aiken seeking to cut vacancies

Monte Sano Elementary principal robbed

Olympic dollars did not have Georgia on its mind

Aiken man befriends West Virginia girl through `Sally Jessy Raphael'

Local and area briefs

Edgefield schools near accreditation

Statewide candidate perils Ga. Superfund

Silver Charm by a head

Barner's triple downs Jackets

Pirates sneak past Braves 3-2

Perret grabs the reins with experience, joy

Silver Charm wins Kentucky Derby

Double play

Nobilo reigns at Greensboro

Smith uses Biggie to pump teammates before Game 4

Flyers offer more hurdles for Sabres

Blackmar rebounds for Houston lead tie

Storms wash out events

Owners hope Jack Flash makes mad dash at Derby

NBA notebook: PItino not ready to decide

Baseball notebook: $2 million bonus baby Benson looks like good bet for Pirates

`Song' is out of tune

Mussina signs pact worth $21 million

Braves notes

Augusta's Scott leads Ama-Tour by one stroke

O'Leary notes Tech gains, hopes for carryover into fall

Prep notes

Magnificent Maddux has returned

Ask Carson: Pregnant bridesmaid concerned

Actress hopes talent will bring success

Historical mysteries: `Exorcist' based on real demonic model

Vietnam retains charm, memories

Book deals with Baby Boomers' toys

Growth spurt

Rain gear shines bright for dreary weather

The spiritual truth about cats and dogs

Where art's at home

Unconventional lodgings

Seminar begins with joy

Revelation gives hope in symbols

Moms can get free camera

Outrageous U2 show moves in mysterious ways

Overtime measure boosted

Hunger fills author's Irish memoir

Augusta ballet stages excellent dinner show

Prom watch

Film draws cartoonist's dark lines

Church bulletin

Financing their future

Business calendar

Business briefs

Business briefs

Food helping gas chain grow

Events slated for tourism week

Your money: Be careful in investing to cut taxes

April unemployment sinks to 24-year low

Coca-Cola's Las Vegas store raises ante

Measure for measure

Students score low on tests that use experiments, written answers

Kasparov wins Game 1 of Deep Blue rematch

Digital camera make photos a snap

GM cuts electric car lease price by 25 percent

Researchers awarded with prestigious Spanish prize

Mother goes online to lure child molester to arrest

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