Pre-K tests a downer

Wants local restaurants smoke-free

Appalling Ga. parole

Thatcher the real winner

Praises `interaction' at cotillion

The JonBenet mystery

Defends Patrick over race funding

Lectures paper, Summerville on tree

Won't shop at K-mart either

Shut down Russell turbines

Royko was razor sharp, often compassionate

A good body

Study: South Carolinians' health getting better

Georgia road projects could get $19.4 million more from government

Georgia tough on fish kills

Aiken seeking to cut vacancies

SRS tours change plant perceptions

Off to the races

Local and regional news briefs

Olympic dollars did not have Georgia on its mind

Crowd enjoys fun of Kentucky Derby

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

Russians now visit SRS

Statewide candidate perils Ga. Superfund

Gordon Highway intersection is accident-prone

Lawmakers make unified front for SRS

Augusta's deadliest intersections

Miller names Thurbert Baker state's first black attorney general

Edgefield schools near accreditation

Monte Sano Elementary principal robbed

Head Start sees side benefits

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

Agency aids in tasks, bills

The golden knights

Rain in Aiken, Barnwell hits festivals

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

Responds to news story on ex-parte bond abuse

Local and area briefs

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

NBA notebook: PItino not ready to decide

Owners hope Jack Flash makes mad dash at Derby

Double play

Magnificent Maddux has returned

Augusta's Scott leads Ama-Tour by one stroke

Barner's triple downs Jackets

`Song' is out of tune

Blackmar rebounds for Houston lead tie

Nobilo reigns at Greensboro

Silver Charm wins Kentucky Derby

Flyers offer more hurdles for Sabres

Storms wash out events

Pirates sneak past Braves 3-2

Mussina signs pact worth $21 million

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

Braves notes

Silver Charm by a head

Perret grabs the reins with experience, joy

Prep notes

Smith uses Biggie to pump teammates before Game 4

Church bulletin

Rain gear shines bright for dreary weather

Unconventional lodgings

Actress hopes talent will bring success

Ask Carson: Pregnant bridesmaid concerned

Augusta ballet stages excellent dinner show

Seminar begins with joy

Outrageous U2 show moves in mysterious ways

Vietnam retains charm, memories

Hunger fills author's Irish memoir

Overtime measure boosted

Where art's at home

Moms can get free camera

Book deals with Baby Boomers' toys

Growth spurt

Film draws cartoonist's dark lines

The spiritual truth about cats and dogs

Historical mysteries: `Exorcist' based on real demonic model

Prom watch

Revelation gives hope in symbols

Business calendar

Coca-Cola's Las Vegas store raises ante

April unemployment sinks to 24-year low

Food helping gas chain grow

Business briefs

Financing their future

Events slated for tourism week

Your money: Be careful in investing to cut taxes

Business briefs

Researchers awarded with prestigious Spanish prize

Measure for measure

GM cuts electric car lease price by 25 percent

Students score low on tests that use experiments, written answers

Mother goes online to lure child molester to arrest

Digital camera make photos a snap

Kasparov wins Game 1 of Deep Blue rematch

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