Gehry's new building twists with the landscape
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- The shimmering steel canopy of the new performing arts center captures the Catskill Mountains in the background and the tree line of the heavily wooded Bard College campus.

State poets laureate hold first-ever national conference

State poets laureate hold first-ever national conference
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Long before the White House postponed a literary symposium out of concern over anti-war statements, New Hampshire poet laureate Marie Harris had wanted to gather her peers from around the country to discuss the complicated rapport between poetry and politics.

Gehry's new building twists with the landscape

Harry Potter back on library shelves

Role of blacks in the Rockies featured in new library

Harry Potter back on library shelves
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Harry Potter series is back on library shelves in the Cedarville School District, following a federal judge's order to give students access to the popular books about the boy wizard.

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Role of blacks in the Rockies featured in new library
DENVER -- In the 1800s, whites got their hair cut from Robert Smith, a black barber who set up shop in a neighborhood near downtown Denver.

Blue Jays offer $1 tickets in an effort to show Toronto is safe

Blue Jays offer $1 tickets in an effort to show Toronto is safe
TORONTO -- In an effort to show that Toronto is safe despite the SARS outbreak, the Toronto Blue Jays' parent company is offering $1 dollar tickets for Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers.

Millwood pitches no-hitter
PHILADELPHIA -- Kevin Millwood finally outdid his former Cy Young teammates, pitching his first career no-hitter to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Sunday.

Jaguars slam door on 30-win season

Jaguars slam door on 30-win season
Augusta State finished its season on Sunday with a display of progress and prowess, defeating Kennesaw State 12-7 on Senior Day at Jaguar Field.

Millwood pitches no-hitter

College baseball roundup
AIKEN - Clint Keown became the first player in Peach Belt Conference history to steal 50 bases in a season and also became the conference's all-time steals leader as USC Aiken swept a doubleheader from UNC Pembroke on Saturday at J.H. Satcher Field.

Airline fires pilots accused of taking off clothes during flight
DALLAS -- Southwest Airlines has fired two pilots who reportedly took off all or part of their clothes in the cockpit while in flight, then summoned a flight attendant to bring them paper towels and soda water.

Odds and Ends
LOS ANGELES -- A 23-year-old Marine who had an outstanding parking ticket but couldn't pay it because he was fighting in Iraq has been cleared of the infraction, city officials said.

Braves' notebook
ATLANTA - Leadoff man Rafael Furcal entered Saturday night's game tied for the league lead with 32 hits. But he's not even near the top of a list he is normally on: strikeouts..

Giles, Ortiz lead Braves
ATLANTA - Three batters into Sunday afternoon's game, Russ Ortiz trailed the Brewersby a run and it appeared he was on his way to duplicating his most recent loss, in which he gave up 10 hits in four innings.

Braves top Brewers

Johnny Estrada: Ernie Broglio for a new generation?
ATLANTA -- Ernie Broglio knows a thing or two about the burden that's hovering over Johnny Estrada.

Braves happy for ex-mate's gem
ATLANTA - The reaction inside the Braves clubhouse to former teammate Kevin Millwood's no-hitter Sunday afternoon ranged from Marcus Giles' gleeful celebration to a chorus of groans.

Giles rises to occasion for Braves
ATLANTA - Three weeks into the season, Atlanta's Marcus Giles is batting .347.

Giles, Ortiz lead Braves

Giles rises to occasion for Braves

Johnny Estrada: Ernie Broglio for a new generation?

Braves top Brewers
ATLANTA -- Marcus Giles had three hits and two RBIs, leading Russ Ortiz and the Atlanta Braves over the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 Sunday.

Braves' notebook

On the move
John Rox was the top mortgage loan producer in March for Georgia Bank & Trust Co.

Workers seek debt-free retirement

Acquisition, sales of imports require planning

IRS will ask some working poor to prove they qualify for tax credit
WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service plans to ask thousands of low-income earners to submit proof this year that they qualify for a tax credit designed to lift working people out of poverty.

Record number of people filing for bankruptcy
It was the purchase of a used Chevy Lumina three years ago that began sending Isiah's finances out of control.

Regal treatment of CEOs continued in 2002
SAN FRANCISCO -- The fallout from a dreary economy, corporate scandals and three straight years of stock market losses hasn't put much of a dent in executive paychecks.

Record number of people filing for bankruptcy

Buggy software raises questions on methods, regulation
NEW YORK -- When his dishwasher acts up and won't stop beeping, Jeff Seigle turns it off and then on, just as he does when his computer crashes. Same with the exercise machines at his gym and his CD player.

Pocket change

Buggy software raises questions on methods, regulation

Acquisition, sales of imports require planning
You've just returned home from a trip abroad. Wrapped in a sweater in the middle of your suitcase is a fragile, handcrafted ceramic work of art. Similar pieces are selling at local department stores for three times what you paid.

Workers seek debt-free retirement
NEW YORK - A new car would be so nice. It's $29,000 and the interest rate is practically zero.

Demand for pilotless planes expected to increase

On the move

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Demand for pilotless planes expected to increase
Sixteen months after an experimental unmanned plane in Afghanistan made its first-ever combat kill, pilotless planes are standard in the U.S. war kit. Over Iraq, they fired on and destroyed about a dozen military targets.

Pocket change
Is pricey gasoline making you drive less? It is for some people, according to a survey of 547 people earlier this month.

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Tuesday and Wednesday: Bookkeeping: Applying the Basics, a two-day course; 8:30 a.m.-noon; Small Business Development Center Network, Augusta office, 1054 Claussen Road; $70, includes continental breakfast both days; registration required; 737-1790.

IRS will ask some working poor to prove they qualify for tax credit

Regal treatment of CEOs continued in 2002

Tigers rout Jackets
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson's Brad McCann had three hits and drove in four runs as the Tigers completed a three-game sweep of Georgia Tech with an 11-3 win Sunday.

Tigers rout Jackets

Brantley-Scott

Clemson tops Georgia Tech in 10 innings
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Brad McCann's three-run home run with two outs in the 10th inning lifted Clemson to a 9-7 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday.

America to blame?
If you admire chutzpah, then you've got to like the America-bashing, anti-war crowd. Despite being proved wrong time and again, they never admit their mistakes or apologize; they just move blithely on to their next rant.

No debate

Gephardt's folly

Gephardt's folly
The man who would be, but never was, House speaker - U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo. - has moved on now to seek his party's presidential nomination.

America to blame?

Ruining it for us all
How about this for a beer commercial: A bunch of rowdy, suds-swilling fans enjoying a baseball game out at the stadium - behind barbed wire.

Ruining it for us all

No debate
Some abortion proponents would let Scott Peterson off on a technicality for the death of his son Connor - as long as it preserved their right to late-term abortions.

Bays-Brown
Mr. and Mrs. John Douglas Bays of Atlanta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lindsay Bays of Atlanta, to Rufus Byron Brown IV, of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Byron Brown III, of Augusta.

Brantley-Scott
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wayne Brantley, Sr. of North Augusta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Wendy Jeanine Brantley of North Augusta, to Richard Paul Scott, Jr. of Warrenville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Paul Scott, Sr. of Warrenville.

Hancock-Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Dane Hancock of Augusta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lara Lee Hancock of Martinez, to George Scott Johnson of Kathleen, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson of Kathleen.

How can I lower my prescription drug costs?

Tech funds show new promise

Credit bureaus move to speed handling of identity theft

Credit bureaus move to speed handling of identity theft
NEW YORK -- The nation's three major credit bureaus are trying to make it easier for consumers to sort out problems stemming from identity theft.

Tech funds show new promise
NEW YORK -- Mutual fund investors searching for signs of new life on Wall Street might look at a sector they've been avoiding: technology.

Companies are beating lowered expectations

How can I lower my prescription drug costs?
Q. My prescription drug costs are eating up too much of my limited budget. How can I bring those costs down?

Nasdaq faces relevance issue
NEW YORK - When Robert Greifeld becomes Nasdaq's CEO next month, he must answer a question that a few years ago hardly anyone on Wall Street would have asked: Has the institution that once touted itself as "the stock market for the next 100 years" become an anachronism?

Companies are beating lowered expectations
NEW YORK -- Wall Street rallied this past week on a wave of encouraging earnings that sent stocks to their highest levels in months, raising hopes of a longer-term recovery now that the war with Iraq is over.

Nasdaq faces relevance issue

Jackets sunk in historic fashion
Kannapolis pitching coach Sean Snedeker picked the wrong day to have emergency surgery.

South Atlantic League notebook
It was late spring 2000 when Brian Esposito showed up for a pre-draft workout at Fenway Park and put on an impressive display of hitting.

Second-baseman stars again in loss
At the plate, in the field and even on the mound, Osmar Castillo continues to answer the bell for the Augusta GreenJackets.

Lietzke hangs on to win Legends of Golf

Extra holes keep Taylor from victory
McCORMICK, S.C. - After what Kyle Owen went through in the final round of the Kandy Waters Memorial Classic, it's not surprising he nearly dropped the winner's trophy.

Ferrie wins Spanish Open

Ferrie wins Spanish Open
COSTA ADEJE, Canary Islands -- England's Kenneth Ferrie won the Spanish Open on Sunday for his first European tour title, beating Ireland's Peter Lawrie and Sweden's Peter Hedblom on the second playoff hole.

Golf roundup
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - Karrie Webb is leading the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, putting together two virtually flawless rounds.

Couples wins Houston Open for first victory in five years
HUMBLE, Texas -- Fred Couples outdueled Mark Calcavecchia and held off challenges from Stuart Appleby and Hank Kuehne to win for the first time in five years, shooting a 5-under 67 Sunday to take the Houston Open by four strokes.

Alabama pro leads by one
McCORMICK, S.C. - Todd Bailey found an easy way to vault to the top of the leaderboard Saturday.

Pak beats Waugh on fourth hole of playoff
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Se Ri Pak defeated Shani Waugh on the fourth playoff hole to win the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship on Sunday, the South Korean's second victory of the year and 20th of her career.

Alabama school wins Joe Wyatt Memorial tournament
AIKEN - Most high school students spend their spring break at the beach or with family and friends.

Extra holes keep Taylor from victory

Alabama school wins Joe Wyatt Memorial tournament

Pak beats Waugh on fourth hole of playoff

Alabama pro leads by one

Lietzke hangs on to win Legends of Golf
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Bruce Lietzke endured a series of frustrating putts, yet held on for his first Champions Tour victory of the season in the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf on Sunday.

Couples wins Houston Open for first victory in five years

South Atlantic League notebook

Jackets sunk in historic fashion

Second-baseman stars again in loss

Telephone calls are not held in high regard anymore
Telephone calls are easy to dodge these days.

Let historians decide best and worst presidents
On March 31 a letter by Paul Cook charged that George W. Bush is the "worst, most inept U.S. president ever."... After re-reading his letter, I felt it to be anti-American. Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

Articles bring her closer to son
I would like to thank The Chronicle for sending Johnny Edwards to be with our troops. After discovering his articles on the 319th Transportation Unit, I felt as if I was getting letters from my son, Eric McCormick. Carolyn Padgett, Gainesville, Fla.

Dr. Laura can afford to be honest
Recently, WGAC dropped Dr. Laura Schlessinger from their programing. WGAC morning announcer Harley Drew said, "She shot herself in the foot." His statement reflects his shortsightedness. Financially, she may have. On the other hand, I would speculate she is rich enough that she feels she can afford to be truthful. James R. Waid, Appling, Ga.

Dr. Laura can afford to be honest

Two good editorials in two days
Will wonders never cease - two good editorials in two days. The first editorial on April 23, "Curb domestic abuse," about domestic violence in South Carolina is a large issue - not just a "good ol' boys" harmless treatment of women. Carl Champlin, Aiken, S.C.

Letters of Clinton remembrance sickening
I simply cannot let Anne Cook's letter of April 22, "Some reasons why nation misses Bill Clinton's presidency," pass without comment. Floyd Brown, Evans, Ga.

Obtaining an equal education through affirmative action
When the U.S. Supreme Court assembled April 1 to hear the University of Michigan's affirmation action case, Augusta's own Amil Cabral Johnson was among the more than 50,000 concerned demonstrators outside the Supreme Court. Mr. Johnson, a graduate of Morehouse College, is a third-year law student at the University of Georgia. Cecilia Johnson, Augusta

President Bush truly intends for no child to be left behind

U.S. must withdraw from the U.N.
Much of the increasing anti-U.N. sentiment in America is based on disappointment that the United Nations is ineffective and hasn't done its job regarding Iraq. As a result, calls for granting the United Nations more power are being heard. This is a dangerous attitude. Glenda Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Articles bring her closer to son

Letters of Clinton remembrance sickening

Watering down true heroism

Obtaining an equal education through affirmative action

President Bush truly intends for no child to be left behind
When the president said he wanted all American kids to learn, he meant it. Dr. Craig Spinks, Augusta

Watering down true heroism
I must be missing something, I really thought that heroes were people who committed heroic deeds. Just because one joins a branch of the military voluntarily does not make him a hero. If during his tour of duty he commits a heroic act, he should be recognized for that and usually is by being bestowed with a medal. Bob Groothand, Augusta

Cost-cutting helped decorate priceless home for mother, daughter

In the know

Men find working over hot stove ideal

Put your foot down over houseguest

In the know
The company, which is an official partner of Special Olympics USA, is accepting donations of used wireless phones and will donate $5 to the Special Olympics for every phone turned in.

Home front
Items that once were cutting edge were major trends at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show recently in Orlando, Fla. Here's the buzz:

Cost-cutting helped decorate priceless home for mother, daughter
Meet Patti Parrish, the Bargain Shopping Queen.

Men find working over hot stove ideal
Thom Burnett has been eating sushi since he was 7 years old.

Put your foot down over houseguest
Dear Carson: A friend of my boyfriend is staying with us while he goes through a separation. Thinking it would only be for a few days, I didn't think much about it. This guest has been given a remote garage-door opener, enabling him to come and go at will. After three weeks this "guest" is not giving any indication of leaving any time soon. He has a few bad habits and I am afraid to leave on trips for the day or for the weekend. Should I just tell him that I don't want a roommate and to please make other arrangements or should I just hope he leaves soon? - Creepy Feeling

Parents hope donation will help another child

Across the area
An Augusta couple reported a violent assault Saturday night by three men who said they were upset about their interracial dating.

Abuse experts say slaying case looks familiar

Serviceman of the day

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A 2-year-old watching television was struck in the back of the head by a bullet that passed through the wall of his apartment from an adjacent unit, authorities said.

Across Georgia

Medical students pit skills against nature

Difficult session comes to close

News you can use

State flag has man's complete support

Top polo players pick Aiken

Retiree's devices assist disabled

Top polo players pick Aiken
The soft, sandy soil that surrounds the city of Aiken is becoming fertile with some of the best polo playing in the country, slowly turning the area into the hottest new growth center for the equestrian sport.

Serviceman of the day

Across Georgia

Georgians will not get 'nuke pills'
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Should the worst happen at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power station, emergency planners say they want the 3,148 residents within a 10-mile radius to be focused on getting out of harm's way.

Will stadium help or hurt Laney-Walker?

Suspect has first court appearance
AIKEN - Murder suspect Raymond Stevens Jr. appeared Saturday before an Aiken County magistrate, who set a $70,000 bail.

Power in the park

Across the southeast

Sodomka: Thank you, Johnny, for telling the story

Abuse experts say slaying case looks familiar
AIKEN - The escalating cycle of abuse, violence and death alleged against Raymond Stevens Jr. presents an almost textbook case of the deadly potential of domestic relationships gone tragically wrong, say victims' advocates, police and prosecutors.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS FOR the person who wrote in about the fog light being turned on: Some cars have automatic running day lights so the purpose is that you see the car coming. They are doing a good job because you notice the lights on there.

Sodomka: Thank you, Johnny, for telling the story
When you go to work every day, you don't expect to be thanked for doing your job. Neither do we.

Deans Bridge tops study's list of midblock injuries
A new way to track automobile wrecks with injuries in Augusta shows that intersections aren't the only dangerous spots on the road.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -An Atlanta police officer returning home from an extra job shot a man to death Sunday morning while trying to break up a fight.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Group says drought may worsen
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's 1998-2002 drought wasn't the state's worst - but human impact might be making droughts progressively worse, suggested researchers at a University of Georgia water conference.

Will stadium help or hurt Laney-Walker?
The Richmond County Board of Education will hold a public meeting on Lucy C. Laney High School's future football stadium at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school's music room.

Taxes pay cell bill for city leaders
When Augusta city officials reach out to touch someone, there's a good chance you'll pay the bill

Difficult session comes to close
ATLANTA - Georgia's first foray into the world of divided government lurched to a halt at midnight Friday, with the mixed results many had predicted floating in its wake.

Tribute to dead revives debate

Nominees tread softly at polls
North Augusta voters will go to the polls Tuesday, where five candidates will battle for three spots on city council.

Nominees tread softly at polls

Tense session ends for Perdue

Reservist packs with care

Group says drought may worsen

News you can use
APRIL 27, 1943 Police last night were seeking an unknown soldier who was alleged to have attacked a young married woman in Julian Smith Park late Sunday.

Taxes pay cell bill for city leaders

Serviceman of the day
Navy Seaman Apprentice Dwain K. Martin is today's serviceman of the day.

News you can use

Across South Carolina
YORK -A Fort Mill teenager has been charged with assault after he intentionally ran over someone with his car, then turned to strike his victim again, police said.

Museum regains swiped statue

Parents hope donation will help another child
Even though a stem cell transplant failed to save his 5-year-old daughter from cancer, Chris Moon signed up to be a bone marrow donor.

Event lures patrons to canal
It was a bright, 80-something-degree day Sunday - perfect for a cruise down the Augusta Canal on a bicycle or in a canoe.

Tribute to dead revives debate
VAUCLUSE - As the president of the South Carolina NAACP prepares to step down, the Confederate battle banner that he has tried to cast as a symbol of hate is alive and well in a third century.

Democrats aim to face Burns in '04

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Air Force Airman 1st Class Gabriel R. Johnson of Augusta.

Power in the park
Powerfest 2003, which took place Saturday at Augusta's Lock and Dam Park, attracted an estimated 20,000 people, organizers said.

News you can use
APRIL 28, 1933 Mayor James L. Key of Atlanta urged a throng last night at the Richmond County Courthouse to "rise up and demand Gov. Talmadge call a session of the Legislature for beer and beer alone" in a speech on the steps in advance of the "Beer for Business - Beer for Revenue" parade.

Medical students pit skills against nature
It was like combining Survivor and ER. The location: The deep woods of Fort Gordon.

Across the area

Across South Carolina
ISLE OF PALMS -A Colorado woman is thankful she got a little help from an unknown source who returned her $7,000, three-diamond ring that she lost in the sand.

Across the southeast
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -Fearing the SARS virus, parents said they would keep at least 10 elementary school children home starting today when a teacher planned to return from a trip to China.

House rejects water trade
ATLANTA - A controversial proposal to allow Georgians to buy and sell water rights has sunk legislation aimed at setting state water policy for decades.

Retiree's devices assist disabled
Phil Atkinson, of Enabling Technologies Associates, looks over a transfer device he has developed for someone who has leg problems and has trouble standing up without help.

Across the area
A University of Georgia freshman who fell from the bed of a moving pickup earlier this month has died.

Georgians will not get 'nuke pills'

Rants and Raves
THIS IS FOR the person who wrote in about the fog light being turned on: Some cars have automatic running day lights so the purpose is that you see the car coming. They are doing a good job because you notice the lights on there.

Reservist packs with care
Sgt. Kathleen Taylor normally unpacks medical and dental supplies at the Army Reserve Center on Wrightsboro Road - day in, day out.

Museum regains swiped statue
An expensive equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson was returned to the Morris Museum of Art after police say a man grabbed the 70-pound model and fled from the gallery in an attempted theft.

State flag has man's complete support
In front of Joe Drake's Wheeless Road home stands something not often seen - the current, blue Georgia flag.

Boys of April no real concern
ATLANTA - Perspective. If there is one thing lacking in baseball during the season-opening month, it's just that.

Jazz Fest turns New Orleans into citywide musical bonanza

Executive with record label Murder Inc. arrested in L.A. on a weapons charge
NEW YORK -- Authorities in Los Angeles have arrested an executive with rap music label Murder Inc. on federal firearms charges.

Jazz Fest turns New Orleans into citywide musical bonanza
NEW ORLEANS -- Along with Bob Dylan and LL Cool J, obscure but legendary musicians like Scotty Moore and Barbara Lynn will grace stages in New Orleans during the 10-day extravaganza of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Executive with record label Murder Inc. arrested in L.A. on a weapons charge

Track throws light onto its situation
FONTANA, Calif. - California Speedway threw itself into the fight for a second racing date on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series by winning approval to add lights around the two-mile facility.

NASCAR notebook

California dreamin': Busch wins again

NASCAR doesn't give extra points for injured drivers
FONTANA, Calif. - Ricky Craven jogged down pit road short after qualifying Friday because he wanted to be the first to congratulate Steve Park for winning the pole position.

NASCAR doesn't give extra points for injured drivers

California dreamin': Busch wins again
FONTANA, Calif. - NASCAR had ballyhooed the fact nine different drivers had won the first nine races of the 2003 Winston Cup Series season.

NASCAR notebook
FONTANA, Calif. - Jeff Gordon's Chevrolet got roughed up a bit Saturday at California Speedway.

Vigil honors Laci Peterson, other crime victims

Vigil honors Laci Peterson, other crime victims
MODESTO, Calif. -- About 300 people gathered Saturday for an annual vigil honoring crime victims, an event that took on added significance as friends and family mourned the loss of Laci Peterson and her unborn son.

Celtics take 3-1 lead over Pacers

Celtics take 3-1 lead over Pacers
BOSTON -- The 24-second clock was winding down as Paul Pierce dribbled calmly in place, talking trash to defender Al Harrington.

Teams try to bolster defenses

2003 NFL Team-by-Team Draft

Henry upset with selection of McGahee

7 Dogs picked, but not Edwards

McDougle brings confidence, skill

Falcons land Penn State safety

Blunders outnumber smarts on Day 1

Draft notebook

Too many QBs? Not for Texans

Panthers take two offensive linemen in first two rounds of draft

Panthers take Stanford safety on second day

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Ins and outs of 2003 Kentucky Derby

Early goals stand as Musketeers win title

Overtime

Overtime

Oregonian Horner wins first Tour de Georgia

Area sports announcements

Serena Williams sends U.S. into Fed Cup quarters

Sir Cherokee avoiding pre-Derby hype at Trackside

American overtakes Australian for Tour de Georgia lead

Cruiserweight champ Toney wants heavyweight Byrd next

Sir Cherokee avoiding pre-Derby hype at Trackside
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Arkansas Derby winner Sir Cherokee turned heads as he went out for a gallop Sunday morning at Trackside, the training center five miles from Churchill Downs.

Serena Williams sends U.S. into Fed Cup quarters
LOWELL, Mass. -- Serena Williams sent the United States into the next round of the Fed Cup, beating Klara Koukalova 6-2, 6-2 for a third straight victory by the Williams sisters over the Czech Republic.

Oregonian Horner wins first Tour de Georgia
ATLANTA -- David Clinger took the final stage by less than a bicycle length in a photo finish, but American Chris Horner of Team Saturn came in first overall and won the first Tour de Georgia on Sunday.

Overtime
Clemson's Brad McCann had three hits and drove in four runs as the Tigers completed a three-game sweep of Georgia Tech with an 11-3 win Sunday.

Ins and outs of 2003 Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Just last weekend, D. Wayne Lukas was still looking for a horse to enter in Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

American overtakes Australian for Tour de Georgia lead
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - American Fred Rodriguez of Team Sidermec won Stage 4 of the Tour de Georgia cycling race Saturday, and American Chris Horner of Team Saturn overtook Australian Henk Vogels of Team Navigators for the overall lead.

Cruiserweight champ Toney wants heavyweight Byrd next
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- James Toney had just finished a slugging contest with Vassiliy Jirov for the IBF cruiserweight title when his thoughts turned to bigger things.

Overtime
Midas Eyes got trainer Bobby Frankel's Kentucky Derby week off to a perfect start in Louisville, Ky. on Saturday.

Area sports announcements
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Early goals stand as Musketeers win title
Richmond Academy's boys soccer team defeated Harlem 4-1 at ARC Stadium on Saturday to win the Region 3-AAA title.

Now is time to plant dove fields
Jerry Allen is thinking about doves long before many of them are even hatched.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Now is time to plant dove fields

Outdoors calendar

Hunter takes prized ghost gobbler
JACKSON, S.C. - A group of coon hunters described it as a ghost: a snow-white gobbler, flushed from its nocturnal roost, flying through the forest by the light of a full moon.

Tense session ends for Perdue
ATLANTA - It's been a bumpy first legislative session for Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue in the last Southern state to embrace two-party politics, and even his biggest victory - changing the flag - angered many of his staunchest supporters.

Democrats aim to face Burns in '04
ATHENS - An increasing number of Democratic hopefuls say they intend to run against Republican freshman U.S. Rep. Max Burns, who has been in his congressional post for only four months.

Teams try to bolster defenses
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL teams did their best Saturday to stem the league's increase in offense.

Panthers take two offensive linemen in first two rounds of draft
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Panthers continued the massive overhaul of their offense Saturday, patching up the offensive line by picking tackle Jordan Gross of Utah and center Bruce Nelson of Iowa in the NFL draft.

Blunders outnumber smarts on Day 1
NEW YORK - The true measure of the NFL draft doesn't come for several years. How teams addressed their needs is more discernible.

2003 NFL Team-by-Team Draft
Saturday's draft picks

Too many QBs? Not for Texans
HOUSTON -- Texans general manager Charley Casserly says an NFL team can't have too many quarterbacks. What about third basemen?

Henry upset with selection of McGahee
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Running back Travis Henry was angry at first when Buffalo picked Willis McGahee in the first round.

7 Dogs picked, but not Edwards
Terrence Edwards, Georgia's all-time leading receiver, was left undrafted Sunday, but middle linebacker Tony Gilbert and fullback J.T. Wall gave the Bulldogs a total of seven players chosen in the 2003 NFL draft.

Panthers take Stanford safety on second day
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers picked safety Colin Branch of Stanford in the fourth round of the NFL draft Sunday.

Falcons land Penn State safety
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons were excited to see most NFL Draft experts rate Penn State's Bryan Scott as a middle-round cornerback.

Draft notebook
NEW YORK - The Miami Hurricanes kept winning Saturday, this time in the NFL draft.

McDougle brings confidence, skill
PHILADELPHIA -- Jerome McDougle isn't going to be a shy rookie, or a patient one.

Hunter takes prized ghost gobbler

Boys of April no real concern

Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Helen Mirren bares all as Mrs. Stone in Showtime's 'Roman Spring'

Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Why do people climb the tallest mountain on Earth?

MSNBC's iron man, Lester Holt, getting ready for more normal hours

PBS pursues its own reality shows
NEW YORK -- No Monica Lewinsky or pig rectums! That's a good first step in explaining how "reality" shows on public television differ from commercial network fare like "Mr. Personality" and "Fear Factor."

Helen Mirren bares all as Mrs. Stone in Showtime's 'Roman Spring'
LOS ANGELES - -- One reason Helen Mirren enjoyed making Tennessee Williams' "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" was the "gorgeous clothes" she wore for the Showtime movie.

MSNBC's iron man, Lester Holt, getting ready for more normal hours
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Now that the war is largely over, Lester Holt can get together again with his buddies to jam on loud rock songs in a grungy Manhattan rehearsal space.

Georgia's Sullivan goes first
Johnathan Sullivan, who backed up Richard Seymour and Marcus Stroud at Georgia in 2000, joined his former linemates Saturday as a first-round NFL Draft selection.

Georgia's Sullivan goes first

Mississippi blanks South Carolina

Mississippi blanks South Carolina
OXFORD, Miss. -- Freshman Stephen Head pitched a two-hit shutout as Mississippi defeated South Carolina 2-0 Sunday.

Martin-Dickson
AUGUSTA- Annie Dickson of Augusta, and James Martin of Mortgantown, W. Va., were married at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Curtis Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Mark Harris officiated.

Hollis-McQuaig
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla.- Lee Anna McQuaig and Benjamin Sloan Hollis, both of Atlanta, were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Amelia Plantation Chapel. The Rev. Edward S. Schroder officiated.

Glover-Williams
AIKEN- Valeria Williams and Marty F. Glover, both of Johnston, S.C., were married at 3 p.m. Sat., April 19, 2003, at the Victorian Wedding Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Tindall officiated.

Tate-Clark
NORTH AUGUSTA- Aretha Vendel Clark and Brian Tate, both of Augusta, were married at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2003, at Gazebo Weddings. The Rev. Rudy Brostrom officiated.

Gladd-Rhodes
AUGUSTA- Shannon Patrice Rhodes of Augusta, and Nicholas William Gladd of Columbia, were married at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003, at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church. Father Michael Ingram officiated.

Harvell-Sanders
AUGUSTA- Susan Michelle Sanders and Stanley James Harvell II, both of Columbia, were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003, at The Church of the Good Sheperd.

Ward-Hancock
AUGUSTA- Martha Juanita Hancock of Martinez, and Christian Lee Ward of Boone, N.C., were married at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003, at St. Luke United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jud Reasons officiated.

Corvelli-Davis
MARIETTA, Ga.- Pamela Jean Davis of Augusta, and Anthony Simca Corvelli of Bristol, Rhode Island, were married at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2002, at the Catholic Chuch of St. Anns. Father James Caffrey officiated.

Cooper-Gunn
AUGUSTA- Stephanie Rajshanda Gunn of Augusta, and Anthony Cooper of Midlothian, Va., were married at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Sharon Baptist Church. The Rev. Reginald D. Jones officiated.

O'Brien-Hart
AUGUSTA- Deasha Yevette Hart of Augusta, and Christopher Thomas O'Brien of Port Charlotte, Fla., were married at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003, at the Luteran Church of the Resurrection. The Rev. David B. Hunter officiated.

Leonard-Savage
AUGUSTA- Lisa Savage of North Augusta, and Jason Leonard of Evans, were married at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Sacred Heart Cultural Center. Dr. R. Larry Brown officiated.

Harper-Quattlebaum
SAVANNAH- Katherine Jeannette Quattlebaum and Benjamin Charles Kohr Harper were married Saturday, January 25, 2003, at the Isle of Hope Methodist Church. Dr. James Trice officiated

Price-McKie
EDGEFIELD- Vivian V. McKie and Richard A. Price, both of Augusta, were married at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Old Piney Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Louis T. Coley, Jr. officiated.

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