Fixing a bad IDEA

Resolving local option taxes

'Frisco law won't fly

Claims dog stories, letters one-sided

Asks: what now?

Attacks `insensitivity' to `Ellen'

Defends integrity, honor of senator

Backs a permanent veterans' home

Fears loss of Georgia State Games

Let's debate NATO

Hopes Ga. pre-k given a chance

Calls for training gender segregation

Worries about parent permissiveness

Seeks more prayer, less judgment

Salutes Belvedere Dixie youth coach

Notes Gary Player `first African'

Local and area briefs

Aiken helpline need volunteers in face on call increases

Helping Delora perform

Long-distance delivery: Mir gets new oxygen generator, fresh astronaut

Workers at SRS safer than in past

University to attempt to go solo

Military brats following fathers' footsteps

Contaminated retiree unfazed

North Augusta honors ex-mayor

Bowers running for governor

Mayfest concert heats up hot day

Commissioners debate Augusta's legal representation after consolidation

Murder-for-hire motive often insurance

Drinking and driving effects emphasized during prom season

Springtime fun

Distance learning brings world to local classrooms

Cavanaugh fighting to keep eye on city expenditures

Palmer's lawyers still trying to move trial

Aiken Electric votes to keep four trustees

Go fetch!

Columbia officials studying water sports complex

Attention to attendance

Rockets time it right to defeat SuperSonics

Uncertainty surrounds details of landfill plan

Local and regional news briefs

Flipping out

`Easy money': Augusta caseworker forces foster parent to pay to keep abused brothers

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On golf: Midland Valley set up to test Open hopefuls

Comeback kid Davis says he's blessed, despite injuries

Boat gives Foyt two drivers in Indy lineup

Memories of J.D. inspire Greenbrier

Braves notes

Bearcats helped Mustangs

Silver Charm now one win away from the Triple Crown

Baseball notebook: Murdoch, Dodgers may come to terms

Woods leads at Byron Nelson Classic

Gordon makes it look too easy in The Winston

Heat eliminate short-staffed Knicks

Surprising Midland Valley begins AAA championship

Cunning hangs on in Golf Capital

Davis leads Jackets past Macon 8-6

Charleston to honor first black SAL player

Trainer thinks third time may be the (Silver) Charm

Lindley, Johnson share LPGA lead

Glamour comes to garage, Gordon

GreenJackets: Hitting blahs cause of loss

Jackets coach gets back into the routine

Three state finalists have lots in common

Gretzky pulls hat trick for Rangers win

Lord Byron in awe of the incredible growth of pro golf

Gordon's new car is undefeated

Woods leads at Byron Nelson Classic

North Augusta can take championship on Lynn's arm

Minor league notes: GreenJackets' Long beginning to pay dividends

Braves take three in a row over Cardinals

Jackets benefit from tough slate

Braves notebook: Glavine back in starting rotation against Cardinals tonight

Cunning conquers Goshen for lead in Golf Capital

Tiger adds to the legend

Messiah complex: Norman Mailer rewrites the New Testament

Miss Universe begins new reign with youngsters

Quirky tips perhaps should be kept secret

Historical mysteries: Indian tribe was remarkably European

Helping Delora perform

Road warriors

New puzzlers offer up secrets on top of secrets

`Fifth Element' claims No. 1 spot for second week

Road warriors

Travel gear has hefty price

Travel gear has hefty price

Iranian, Japanese films get Golden Palms at Cannes

Heaven's island

A director's Odyssey

Regional banks vie for share

Northwest pilot may stage sympathy strike

Herman earns praise

On the money

Pitch for tax-exempt status strikes out with IRS

On the move

Man finds learning incentive

Pizza Hut founder now a competitor

Indicators point to slow 2nd-quarter growth

First Union launches `smart cards' at army post

Pizza Hut founder now a competitor

Shareholders get back seat at Columbia HCA gathering

Montgomery Ward to sell subsidiary

Myrtle Beach theme park plans die

Second mortgage poses risk

Business briefs

Black-owned businesses face consolidation issues

Business calendar

Kasparov wants rematch

North Carolina a breeding ground for UFO sightings

Shareware: News and e-mail programs

Shareware: News and e-mail programs

Definition of intelligence difficult to grasp

Beware of the growing number of computer viruses

Beware of the growing number of computer viruses

Hospital ICU's a breeding place for bacteria

Repetitive stress injury puts the byte on computer users

Political battles over evolution may not matter

Clinton advisers want voluntary cloning ban for private researchers

Scientists expect to find prostate cancer gene soon

Captians: Mir safe but needs good spring cleaning