University of Alabama reveals 1980 theft of Indian artifacts
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Hoping to solve an archaeological crime after more than two decades, the University of Alabama has revealed a major 1980 theft of Indian artifacts.

University of Alabama reveals 1980 theft of Indian artifacts

Retired physician gives Art Institute 31 works
CHICAGO -- When his art collection got too big for the walls of his downtown home, Dr. Martin L. Gecht decided the Art Institute of Chicago should have some of it.

Retired physician gives Art Institute 31 works

'Echoes in Blue' showcases contemporary Iranian art

'Echoes in Blue' showcases contemporary Iranian art
NEW YORK -- The painting is beautiful to see - an orange-striped curtain hangs from a wood pole above a shimmering ocean - but the title "Separation" hints at another meaning.

Man charged in umpire attack: 'I'm deeply sorry'
CHICAGO -- The man who ran onto the field last week and was charged with attacking an umpire said he had been drinking all day and never intended to hurt anybody.

Torre, Steinbrenner suddenly at odds

Sosa ties Murray for 17th place in homers, then hit in helmet
PITTSBURGH -- Sammy Sosa tied Eddie Murray for 17th place in career home runs by hitting his 504th Sunday, but later left the Chicago Cubs' game after being hit in the head by a pitch.

Man charged in umpire attack: 'I'm deeply sorry'

Torre, Steinbrenner suddenly at odds
NEW YORK -- Off to the best start in their storied history, the New York Yankees should be enjoying this season. Instead, there's suddenly tension between the manager and the Boss - something commonplace for years until Joe Torre came along.

Sosa ties Murray for 17th place in homers, then hit in helmet

Some occupations are simply odoriferous

Odds and ends
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A 40-foot-long replica of the human colon is winding its way through Little Rock to educate people on the dangers of colon cancer.

Deal ends woman's jail time
BLUFFTON, S.C. - A 75-year-old woman who served almost four years in jail has been released after she finally agreed to obey a judge's order.

Odds and Ends
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Greg Meyer said he is proud to have won the Boston Marathon in 1983, but embarrassed that his victory was the last one by an American male.

Exotic dance club exhibits briefly at high school job fair
MASHPEE, Mass. -- A club known for nude dancers tried recruiting workers at a high school job fair this week before embarrassed school officials asked its representatives to leave.

Reynolds enters Braves' new world

Giles defends self well to start 2003
ATLANTA - He is not ready for the same reverence as 2002 Gold Glove second basemen Fernando Vina and Brett Boone, but there are players in the Braves clubhouse who feel Marcus Giles has been the team's best infielder this month.

Reynolds keeps on pitching success
ATLANTA - When Shane Reynolds, who was on baseball's scrap heap just two weeks ago, finally gave up a hit in the fifth inning Sunday afternoon, the crowd of 22,978 at Turner Field groaned in disappointment.

Reynolds enters Braves' new world
ATLANTA - There's no question the Atlanta Braves made an impression on Shane Reynolds, but he was not willing to wait.

Braves rout Phillies

Reynolds keeps on pitching success

Giles defends self well to start 2003

Braves rout Phillies
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves rotation has gotten a big boost from a most unexpected source.

So where's that post-war corporate spending surge?
NEW YORK -- Those hopes for a post-war surge in corporate spending are fizzling fast. Businesses aren't ready to put money toward capital goods just yet.

Slump helps some sales
ATHENS, Ga. - Whether the economy is up or down, business at John Gayer's Normal Brew Shop is remarkably consistent.

Index of leading economic indicators down in March

Trade deficit leaves shipping containers piling up around ports
NEWARK, N.J. -- They stand like empty Everests of trade, mountains of shipping containers stacked seven or eight high, over hundreds of acres of industrial land around the East Coast's busiest port.

Big Three club gets new name
Investors in Columbia County's next golf community have decided not to rest on the laurels of its famous course designers.

Index of leading economic indicators down in March
NEW YORK -- A key indicator of where economic activity in the United States is heading fell in March for a second straight month.

Teens struggling to find summer work in down economy

So where's that post-war corporate spending surge?

Big Three club gets new name

Teens struggling to find summer work in down economy
NEW YORK -- Seventeen-year-old Tim Tetens would like very much to find a job for this summer, but he hasn't had any luck so far.

Trade deficit leaves shipping containers piling up around ports

Slump helps some sales

Clemson rallies from nine down to win ACC title
NEW LONDON, N.C. -- Clemson pulled off the comebacks of all comebacks at the 2003 ACC men's golf championship Sunday, rallying from nine shots down over the final six holes to edge Wake Forest by one stroke.

Clemson rallies from nine down to win ACC title

Self takes over at Kansas

Protect responders

No empire wanted
"We have gone forth from our shores repeatedly over the last hundred years and we've done this as recently as the last year in Afghanistan and put wonderful young men and women at risk, many of whom have lost their lives, and we have asked for nothing except enough ground to bury them in."

Tax hike needed
Today, for the second straight year, the Aiken County School Board is expected to be asked by the school administration to boost the millage rate by about 10 mills (nearly $40 on a $100,000 home). Again, the board will have little choice but to go along.

No empire wanted

Tax hike needed

Big revamp in S.C.

Update the tax
About the Georgia House vote last week to raise the state's cigarette tax from 12 cents to 33 cents per pack: Better several decades late than never.

Big revamp in S.C.
Mark Sanford's campaign promise to reorganize state government played a big role in getting him elected governor of South Carolina last year. The fruits of that promise were made public last week by Sanford and other top Republicans.

Protect responders
One of the most dangerous acts a highway patrolman or deputy sheriff can do is to issue a traffic ticket. It's not just because the law enforcer doesn't know who's in the car or what they might be capable of, such as being unexpectedly violent or even pulling a gun.

Entertainment Briefs
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Reggae singer Bob Marley and folklorist Louise Bennett will be honored later this month at the third annual Calabash International Literary Festival.

Book offers snippets of America in World War II
How does it feel to be in a country that's mobilizing for war? What do people talk about? Do they change the way they dress, socialize or look at foreigners?

Entertainment Briefs
LOS ANGELES -- The patent for a camera lens that won a technical achievement award at the 1997 Oscars has been nullified by a federal judge who ruled its inventor lied to patent investigators.

Earnings could be worse, and for that Wall Street is grateful
NEW YORK -- Investors have been somewhat disappointed by the first week of first-quarter earnings reports, but they might be taking an unnecessarily negative view of companies' results. It's true that sales and profits aren't robust, but business isn't as weak as people thought, and the war with Iraq hasn't had the serious impact many feared.

Stocks slip despite upbeat earnings from 3M, Merck

Earnings could be worse, and for that Wall Street is grateful

Stocks slip despite upbeat earnings from 3M, Merck
NEW YORK -- Wall Street dipped lower Monday as investors played it safe and cashed in some gains from last week's rally despite encouraging earnings from 3M and Merck.

Jackets top Wake Forest
ATLANTA -- Micah Owings carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Brandon Boggs broke a 3-3 seventh inning tie with a two-out, two-run double to give Georgia Tech a 5-3 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday.

Coach's hopes are high for next hoops season
There were times last year when Paul Hewitt might have understood if his young team decided to slap a stamp on the season and mail it all in.

Coach's hopes are high for next hoops season

Jackets defeat Bats
Fourteen runs on 16 hits.

West's stiff upper lip is back
GreenJackets second baseman Eric West was back in the lineup Monday against Greensboro for the first time since he was drilled in the mouth before the April 15 game vs. Capital City.

Gilder wins Emerald Coast Classic with record score

Jacobson wins Algarve Open
FARO, Portugal -- Fredrik Jacobson of Sweden eagled the 17th hole Sunday to win the Algarve Open, carding an even-par 72 to beat three players by a stroke.

Love wins MCI Heritage on fourth playoff hole
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Davis Love III chipped in on the final hole to force a playoff, then hit the flagstick with his approach on the fourth extra hole to defeat Woody Austin and win his fifth MCI Heritage on Sunday.

Love wins MCI Heritage on fourth playoff hole

Jacobson wins Algarve Open

MCI extends tournament's run

Gilder wins Emerald Coast Classic with record score
MILTON, Fla. -- Bob Gilder won the Emerald Coast Classic with a tournament record 17-under-par 193, finishing four strokes ahead of three other Champions Tour golfers Sunday.

Duke wins eighth straight ACC women's golf title
CLEMMONS, N.C. -- Duke shot a 7-under-par 277 Sunday and cruised to its eighth straight Atlantic Coast Conference women's golf championship.

Duke wins eighth straight ACC women's golf title

MCI extends tournament's run
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - A couple of old friends, Davis Love III and MCI, may have made this one of the most significant Heritage tournaments in history.

Jackets defeat Bats

Wild force Game 7
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Richard Park scored his second goal of the game 4:22 into overtime Monday night to give the Minnesota Wild a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche to force a decisive Game 7.

Wild force Game 7

Eric Desjardins out two-for-four weeks
TORONTO -- The Philadelphia Flyers will be without Eric Desjardins when they try to eliminate the Toronto Maple Leafs.

American soldiers celebrate Easter in Baghdad
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- With camouflage Bibles in hand, soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division put down their weapons and gathered on cots and folding chairs Sunday morning to celebrate Easter on the grounds of an Iraqi air defense artillery school.

Some occupations are simply odoriferous
Whenever I start thinking my job is difficult, I think about Nancy Rica Schiff and her book Odd Jobs: Portraits of Unusual Occupations.

Increasing drop-out age won't stop students from leaving

Thank goodness Burk has left Augusta
National Council of Women's Organizations Chairwoman Martha Burk has come and gone from the Augusta area with her merry band of women. Thank goodness. Illona Foley, Harlem, Ga.

'Chronicle' editorials on freedom of speech hypocritical

Victory is in the eye of the beholder

Increasing drop-out age won't stop students from leaving
Increasing the age a student can legally withdraw from school will do nothing to curb the dropout rate. Once a person has made up his mind to leave school, nothing will prevent him from leaving.Sheila Hightower Allen, Augusta

Victory is in the eye of the beholder
Mike Brown's April 11 letter, "People who differ on Bush policies can still be patriots," expressed what many of us feel, but are afraid to speak out about. Jackie Holland, Evans, Ga.

Bush critics eat humble pie
No matter if I look toward Iraq or North Korea, I see vindication for the Bush administration's foreign policy. Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

On-line paper feature trivial, misused
I have noticed a new feature in the on-line Chronicle - a breaking-news banner. Never before have I seen such breaking news to be so trivial. Furthermore, it creates fear in people who briefly glance at the red bar spanning above the headlines on every single page, only to realize that it actually covers a somewhat minor event. Kristin Chandlee, Martinez, Ga.

Some reasons why nation misses Clinton presidency
I recall an old proverb (not biblical) that says most people don't appreciate a good thing until they no longer have it. Well, some Americans didn't realize what a great President William Jefferson Clinton was until they saw the failures of his successor, George W. Bush. Anne Cook, Augusta

Ridding Iraq of Hussein not our responsibility
In several of the pro-war, pro-Bush letters recently, there is the common theme that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had to be removed, as he was a danger to his own people. Frankly, I would like to know what business that is of ours. And, at what cost? No 9-11 link has ever been established. David Reed, Aiken, S.C.

Jefferson Co. fortunate to have Nelson as coroner
On April 7, we received a long-distance phone call from Johnny Nelson, the coroner of Jefferson County, Ga. On this day, my brother was killed by another driver. Mr. Nelson was very comforting to our family and, we feel, was an angel sent to us by God. Nabor and Lori Olea, Bellingham, Wash.

'Chronicle' editorials on freedom of speech hypocritical
The Chronicle often points out alleged hypocrisy in others. More often than not, it needs to look in the mirror. A recent example is its siding with the Baseball Hall of Fame over its decision to cancel the anniversary celebration of the movie Bull Durham because two of its actors have spoken against the war in Iraq. Matt Alan, New Ellenton, S.C.

Military control recipe for more pain in Iraq
Iraq, won or lost by our military, is in for many changes. Remember the recent picture in The Augusta Chronicle of our military trying to pass out food and water? Toby Tomasi, Augusta

Takes letter writer's opinions to task
I read with interest R.E. Sutherland's April 14 response ("'Trespass or treason?' editorial blasted as baseless") to your March 30 editorial. I have to agree that our incredible nation is rife with uncountable interpretations of many issues, not the least of which are those created by our nation's founders. Lane Williams, Evans, Ga.

Guest column on flag issue magnificent
The April 9 guest column by David Foster, "Glory of Confederacy a myth," is undoubtedly the best I have ever read pertaining to the Georgia flag debate. I intend to cut this out and send it to some redneck friends that I have in Atlanta who think - as so many people do today - that the past is far better than the present or the future. Bill Adams, North Augusta, S.C.

Military control recipe for more pain in Iraq

Takes letter writer's opinions to task

Ready-to-eat meals are good grub for soldiers

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Senior calendar

Wife rewrites song for war with Iraq

Senior calendar
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Ready-to-eat meals are good grub for soldiers
When our editor asked us to taste-test our valiant soldiers' Meals Ready to Eat, we were determined to give Uncle Sam every benefit of the doubt.

Wife rewrites song for war with Iraq
On Wednesday, 144 of the world's top professional cyclists will race out of downtown Augusta on the first stage of the Dodge Tour de Georgia.

In the know
Children are always nice, right? Wrong! If your mother was a saint to put up with you as a child, we want to hear about it. Did you torment the family dog, tie up your little brother or try to bake mud pies in the oven? Tell us your favorite story about mom's patience and the best one will win a $100 gift certificate to a local day spa.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - War protesters say they will continue to demonstrate even as the war in Iraq winds down.

Long backlog of cases brings crowd of defendants, others

Across South Carolina

Court delays Perdue-Baker case
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue's hopes of stopping a Democrat-drawn Senate-district map from coming back into play suffered a blow late Monday afternoon from the Georgia Supreme Court.

Across the southeast

State NAACP head plans to step down
As president of the South Carolina NAACP, James Gallman's name has become synonymous with the group's battle to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds.

Across the area

Court delays Perdue-Baker case

3-year-old girl dies in tractor accident

Students will hold bone marrow drive

Woman maintains desire to teach after 29 years
NORTH AUGUSTA - After 29 years of teaching, Martha Butts has perfected the art of the lecture.

Across Georgia

Serviceman of the day

Across the area

Christians gather at dawn

Students will hold bone marrow drive
Students at the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta State University want to get down to the bone.

City works to improve image

Airport to help Sizemore staff
Right now, you might call the security employees at Augusta Regional Airport the Sizemore Police Department.

Stalemate, leadership keep bills stagnant

News you can use

Rants and Raves
THREE CHEERS for Barbara Padgett. She was the only board member who attended the meeting concerning the firing of the A.R. Johnson teachers. She is also the only board member that attends all graduations. Where are the other members and where is our great superintendent of schools?

MCG teaches students to stabilize, prioritize

News you can use

Shooting suspect flees city

Bridge repairs top funding list
In need of a red light? A warning device at a nearby railroad crossing?

MCG teaches students to stabilize, prioritize
About 180 first-year Medical College of Georgia students got their first taste of disaster medicine Monday afternoon on the banks of Lake Olmstead.

Across the southeast
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -The state Supreme Court on Monday threw out a prison sentence of at least 1,140 years for a man convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl.

3-year-old girl dies in tractor accident
A 3-year-old Windsor girl died Sunday after being run over by her father's tractor in a freak accident, authorities said.

Across the area
Legislation renaming River Watch Parkway for retired Augusta lawmaker Jack Connell stalled in the Georgia Senate on Monday, and supporters sought a way around the roadblock.

Nurse program may see cuts

Girl's dad testifies in trial
Fear gripped Anthony Burnett one year ago today, when he opened his daughter's bedroom door and found her bed empty and a window open.

Stalemate, leadership keep bills stagnant
ATLANTA - Some Augusta-area legislators are wondering why their bills aren't passing. Time certainly wasn't the problem; this year's session of the General Assembly is the longest in a century.

Girl's dad testifies in trial

Servicewoman of the day
Today's servicewoman of the day is Army Sgt. Lisa R. Halvorson of Memphis, Tenn.

Sharpton rolls campaign to town
The thought of it was so delicious that the Rev. Al Sharpton had to smile after he uttered the words.

News you can use
APRIL 21, 1928 The Augusta Tygers will make their official bow to the baseball public of the community on the diamond of the new municipal stadium this afternoon in a double-header with the Greenville team. After two games in Asheville, both won by the other team, the Augusta players will return to their home grounds determined to erase the blot.

Drug screening labs stay busy

City works to improve image
As far as first impressions go, residents and business owners along Aiken's Laurens and York streets, north of Hampton Avenue, say the verdict on the area's image is still out.

Bridge repairs top funding list

Day celebrates canal visitors center
The Augusta Canal Authority's new visitors center at Enterprise Mill will offer free admission during a Community Get-Acquainted Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Gifted students get jump on college

Nurse program may see cuts
In an 11th-hour move Monday, a budget committee of the General Assembly agreed to try to leave funds for the school nursing program intact.

Servicewoman of the day

News you can use
APRIL 22, 1918 The Superior Court grand jury is making a searching investigation into the liquor situation in Augusta and Richmond County. According to a statement by one of the members of this body, shipments into this city are increasing in frequency and the grand jury is considering drastic steps to break up the importation.

Across Georgia

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Air Force Senior Airman Danny C. Blair Jr. of North Augusta.

Across the southeast

UGA student in critical condition after accident
A University of Georgia freshman from Martinez remained in critical condition Monday afternoon after being thrown from the bed of a truck early Thursday and going without medical care for nearly 24 hours afterward.

State NAACP head plans to step down

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - Two of 18 men accused of gang-raping a mentally disabled 13-year-old girl pleaded guilty Monday as jury selection for the trial was scheduled to begin.

Long backlog of cases brings crowd of defendants, others
A can of sardines would have been roomier than the Richmond County Superior Courtroom where hundreds of people gathered Monday morning.

Across the area
An Augusta man told police that someone fired gunshots through a window of his house near where a 23-month-old child was asleep early Sunday morning.

Across the southeast
RAEFORD, N.C. -The Hoke County teen who was a pregnant 11-year-old when the father of her child took her to Mexico says she's grateful to the man who rescued her, then fathered her second child.

Across South Carolina
CONWAY -The NAACP's chief operating officer says black Americans are nervous about the war on terrorism because of racial profiling.

Rants and Raves
MY RANT IS for the Bush administration. They promised they would find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Even if they have to put them there themselves.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Cancer deaths and new cases continue to decline for blacks, but blacks have higher cancer death rates than whites, according to the American Cancer Society.

UGA student in critical condition after accident

Gifted students get jump on college
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Sarah Frances Watson began receiving college interest letters in the seventh grade when she scored 1300 on the SAT.

Across South Carolina

Drug screening labs stay busy
A common allergy pill could get a person busted on a drug test.

Event honors old school
TRENTON, S.C. - The buildings on the 350-acre plot of land at Bettis Academy and Junior College near the eastern border of Edgefield County have been empty for 51 years.

Christians gather at dawn
A chilly, soggy start to the most important holiday of the Christian calendar didn't hamper its celebration at Fort Gordon on Sunday.

Rants and Raves
MY RANT IS for the Bush administration. They promised they would find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Even if they have to put them there themselves.

Rants and Raves
THREE CHEERS for Barbara Padgett. She was the only board member who attended the meeting concerning the firing of the A.R. Johnson teachers. She is also the only board member that attends all graduations. Where are the other members and where is our great superintendent of schools?

Outstanding issues could mean overtime
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue and legislative leaders hope to pass next year's budget, approve a new state flag and get out of town without resorting to a special session.

Sharpton rolls campaign to town

Event honors old school

Shooting suspect flees city
AIKEN - A man wanted in the fatal shooting of his former girlfriend Easter weekend has left South Carolina and telephoned his sister in White Plains, N.Y., from a pay phone in New Jersey, law enforcement investigators said Monday.

Stewart won't race in Indy 500
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Winston Cup champion Tony Stewart will not race in the Indianapolis 500 because he's focusing on winning another NASCAR title.

Schumacher wins race hours after mother's death

A.J. Foyt IV youngest driver to pass Indy 500 rookie test
INDIANAPOLIS -- A.J. Foyt IV is the youngest driver in Indianapolis 500 history to pass his rookie test.

A.J. Foyt IV youngest driver to pass Indy 500 rookie test

Schumacher wins race hours after mother's death
IMOLA, Italy -- Michael Schumacher knew this day would have meant so much to his mother: Ferrari fans lining the track as he won a Formula One race for the first time this year.

Scott Peterson pleads innocent in deaths of pregnant wife, unborn son
MODESTO, Calif. -- Scott Peterson pleaded innocent Monday to killing his pregnant wife and unborn son, as prosecutors filed charges against him that could bring the death penalty.

Shopping trip for Trail Blazers in Dallas

Robinson questionable for Game 2
SAN ANTONIO -- David Robinson had a big game in the playoff opener against Phoenix. He might not have the chance to follow up on his performance in Game 2.

Lakers take Game 1
MINNEAPOLIS -- Just like that, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and Co. seized home-court advantage from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Magic top Pistons
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The NBA's leading scorer had his way with the league's best defense.

Robinson questionable for Game 2

Karl plan changes, but wants better effort from Payton
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The changes George Karl has planned for the Milwaukee Bucks in their playoff series against New Jersey won't mean a thing if Gary Payton has another horrible game.

Magic top Pistons

Shopping trip for Trail Blazers in Dallas
DALLAS -- The Portland Trail Blazers had big plans after practice Monday. They were going shopping.

Blazers must slow Nowitzki to slow Mavs

Spurs top Suns
SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio didn't stop Stephon Marbury, but the Spurs did make their free throws down the stretch Monday night, and that was enough for an 84-76 victory over Phoenix to even their playoff series at one game apiece.

Lakers take Game 1

Blazers must slow Nowitzki to slow Mavs
DALLAS -- Steve Nash says his pal Dirk Nowitzki is capable of scoring every time he has the ball - it's so tough to find anyone who can guard the 7-foot German.

Spurs top Suns

Karl plan changes, but wants better effort from Payton

Self takes over at Kansas
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Bill Self is back where his career began.

Texans secretive about second-ever draft

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Overtime

Martinez cyclist gets pro start in Tour de Georgia

Overtime

Dementieva outlasts Davenport for first title

Kenyan Robert Cheruiyot wins 107th Boston Marathon

Could U.S. women break Kenya's hold on Boston Marathon?

Overtime
Danielle Weaver's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning gave North Florida a 5-4 win over Kennesaw State in the final of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament on Sunday.

Overtime
Michael Vick reported for the Atlanta Falcons' off-season conditioning program Monday after missing three weeks of the voluntary workouts.

Kenyan Robert Cheruiyot wins 107th Boston Marathon
BOSTON -- Robert Cheruiyot won the Boston Marathon by 23 seconds Monday to give Kenya its 12th victory in 13 years. Russia's Svetlana Zakharova won the women's race to prevent a second consecutive Kenyan sweep.

Dementieva outlasts Davenport for first title
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- They're both 21-year-old Russians. Still, Elena Dementieva said she's never had much in common with Anna Kournikova "because she lives in Miami and I live in Moscow."

Could U.S. women break Kenya's hold on Boston Marathon?
BOSTON -- The 1983 Boston Marathon was dubbed "Joanie's Record Run": Joan Benoit shattered the world record and set a course record she held for almost 20 years.

Martinez cyclist gets pro start in Tour de Georgia
For Kurt Garin, it was tougher convincing his parents than his college professors on the importance of the Dodge Tour de Georgia race.

Vick reports for voluntary workouts
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Michael Vick reported for the Atlanta Falcons' offseason conditioning program Monday, after missing three weeks of the voluntary workouts.

Texans secretive about second-ever draft
HOUSTON -- Houston Texans general manager Charley Casserly dispelled any mystery about the expansion team's first draft pick. Quarterback David Carr already was house-hunting by the time Houston formally chose him at No. 1 in 2002.

'NOVA' pays tribute to Rosalind Franklin, the unsung heroine of DNA
NEW YORK -- The 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA's double helix structure is being observed this year.

'All My Children' to showcase daytime TV's first lesbian kiss
NEW YORK -- Bianca of ABC's "All My Children" soon will share what is billed as daytime television's first same-sex kiss.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Actress-comic Aisha Tyler mixes things up on 'Friends'

'All My Children' to showcase daytime TV's first lesbian kiss

'NOVA' pays tribute to Rosalind Franklin, the unsung heroine of DNA

Pentagon's embeds experiment drawing mostly favorable reviews
NEW YORK -- The sand, the food, the physical exhaustion - NBC's Chip Reid is glad to put those behind him. But as a journalist, being embedded with a military unit during the war in Iraq exceeded his expectations.

Actress-comic Aisha Tyler mixes things up on 'Friends'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Aisha Tyler looks at a reporter's hand extended in greeting and declines to shake. Is the new addition to "Friends" unfriendly? No, just considerate.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Any other week, the Lookout column recommends a few TV shows worth watching.

Pentagon's embeds experiment drawing mostly favorable reviews

Entertainment Briefs

Entertainment Briefs

Book offers snippets of America in World War II

Diamond Dogs fall to Gators
ATHENS, Ga. -- C.J. Smith hit his 14th home run, a triple and drove in three to lead Florida to an 8-4 victory over Georgia on Sunday.

Diamond Dogs fall to Gators

Gamecocks edged by Mississippi State
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Matthew Brinson drove in the winning run with an eighth-inning double as Mississippi State avoided a three-game weekend sweep by beating South Carolina 2-1 on Sunday.

Gamecocks edged by Mississippi State

Relationship will fail if partners lack trust

Spring is season to enjoy life
For just a moment, step outside and take a deep breath. What smells permeate your senses? Is it the scent of freshly cut grass from your neighbor's yard, or is it simply the breezy air that can clear one's head in minutes?

'Chronicle' will honor students
We're looking for the best and brightest. The Augusta Chronicle is launching the Best and Brightest Awards, a program to celebrate outstanding young adults.

Xtreme calendar

Acne home remedies
When 14-year-old Julia Haltermann finds a zit on her face, she doesn't rush to the drug store for the latest acne-fighting formula. Julia, a freshman at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, reaches for the toothpaste tube instead.

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Prom style
THE FACTS: Melody Venters, 16, a junior at Evans High School.

Spring is season to enjoy life

Xtreme calendar
The opening reception for an exhibit of works by seniors at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, 506 Telfair St. Works will be on display through May 8. Call 722-5495.

Artist's corner
Dustin Stone, 17, is a junior at Aiken High School. Tiger Masters Augusta is a free-hand drawing by Dustin, who says drawing is one of his favorite hobbies.

Relationship will fail if partners lack trust
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have a boyfriend I love very much, and we have been together eight months. He says he loves me, but at times he thinks I go places with other boys, when I don't. What should I do, stay in the house and not go outside, or what?

Question of the week
Which folk remedy works for you?

Acne home remedies

Talk to us
Gone are the days of Tuesday mystery meat and mashed potatoes in high school cafeterias. Lunchroom food these days includes good stuff like pizza and ice cream bars. But some lunchrooms are still lagging.

Artist's corner

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

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Odds and Ends

Exotic dance club exhibits briefly at high school job fair

Odds and ends

Deal ends woman's jail time

American soldiers celebrate Easter in Baghdad

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