Bacharach, David team up for new Broadway show
LOS ANGELES -- When composer Burt Bacharach went on the road in 1968 with the tryout of the stage musical "Promises, Promises," he got pneumonia, barely avoided a nervous breakdown and suffered the taunts of producer David Merrick, known in theater as "the abominable showman."

Bacharach, David team up for new Broadway show

Godwin's novel of a couple is tender, moving
"Evenings at Five," a tender novel about a marriage, begins with a cherished daily routine between a husband and wife: the mixing of drinks.

John Guare and Craig Lucas among winners of PEN awards

Bacharach, David team up for new Broadway show

Godwin's novel of a couple is tender, moving

John Guare and Craig Lucas among winners of PEN awards
NEW YORK -- Playwrights John Guare and Craig Lucas and essayist William Gass were among the winners of literary awards announced Monday by the PEN American Center.

Bacharach, David team up for new Broadway show
LOS ANGELES -- When composer Burt Bacharach went on the road in 1968 with the tryout of the stage musical "Promises, Promises," he got pneumonia, barely avoided a nervous breakdown and suffered the taunts of producer David Merrick, known in theater as "the abominable showman."

Indians off to rocky start
CLEVELAND -- John Hart walked up a few steps into the Texas Rangers' dugout last weekend, poked his head out and soaked in Jacobs Field.

Australian prime minister visits Yankee Stadium

Australian prime minister visits Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK -- Once he found out that New York Yankees manager Joe Torre would visit Australia next offseason, Prime Minister John Howard came up with a grand plan.

Indians off to rocky start

Protesters occasionally miss big picture

Judge restricts woman accused of performing voodoo
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- A Washington County judge has placed restrictions on a woman accused of performing voodoo rituals in the courthouse's restrooms.

Odds and Ends
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Charlie Scott is often needled for his choice of hobby.

Odds and Ends
MIAMI -- When the chartered Boeing 727 reached cruising altitude, 87 passengers took off more than their seat belts. They removed their clothes.

Smoltz dominates end after rough start to '02
ATLANTA - There's still a long way to go before Lee Smith starts feeling the heat.

Braves top D'backs in extra innings

Braves top D'backs in extra innings
PHOENIX -- Rafael Furcal's foul pop led to two runs in the 11th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 on Sunday.

Smoltz dominates end after rough start to '02

Japanese investors dump stocks, real estate

Expert in retail says city must know demographics
City officials need to be as prepared as real estate brokers and developers to aggressively pursue new stores, a visiting retail expert said Monday.

Does Kmart have what it takes to survive?
BRIGHTON, Mich. -- As Kmart Corp. emerges from bankruptcy court protection, its future rests on whether the discount retailer can persuade customers to shop at its stores instead of Wal-Mart and Target.

Does Kmart have what it takes to survive?

Stocks mixed on reported Boeing probe, services sector report
NEW YORK -- The stock market stalled Monday, held back by a reported investigation of Boeing and profit-taking from Wall Street's recent rally.

Japanese investors dump stocks, real estate

Japanese investors dump stocks, real estate
TOKYO -- With the Tokyo stock market at 20-year lows and urban land prices crashing to a third of what they were a decade ago, the Japanese are trying to find new places to put their money.

Business briefs

Business briefs
Local golf car manufacturer E-Z-Go Inc. will extend its annual two-week plant shutdown to a full month this summer, company officials said Monday.

Fed likely to leave rates unchanged but signal willingness to cut if necessary

Fed likely to leave rates unchanged but signal willingness to cut if necessary
WASHINGTON -- Though the economy is still struggling, the Federal Reserve is expected to pass up a chance to prod growth by lowering interest rates at its Tuesday meeting.

Grocer strives to compete

Does Kmart have what it takes to survive?

Augusta loses thousands on parking deck

Does Kmart have what it takes to survive?
BRIGHTON, Mich. -- As Kmart Corp. emerges from bankruptcy court protection, its future rests on whether the discount retailer can persuade customers to shop at its stores instead of Wal-Mart and Target.

Stocks mixed on reported Boeing probe, services sector report

Japanese investors dump stocks, real estate
TOKYO -- With the Tokyo stock market at 20-year lows and urban land prices crashing to a third of what they were a decade ago, the Japanese are trying to find new places to put their money.

Grocer strives to compete
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The preview party for the new Winn-Dixie in northern St. Johns County was a sight any retailer would love.

Augusta loses thousands on parking deck
In the first quarter of 2003, a newly hired management company collected slightly more money in parking fees than was collected during the same period last year for a city-owned parking deck that serves the Augusta Convention Center and the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.

Expert in retail says city must know demographics

Jackson: Alabama should consider black coach
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson urged the University of Alabama on Monday to consider hiring a black to replace football coach Mike Price, fired over allegations of personal misconduct.

Jackson: Alabama should consider black coach

Alabama pursues Mike Shula, other former Tide players
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's first stop on the search for a football coach was to Miami Dolphins assistant coach Mike Shula, a former Crimson Tide quarterback.

Alabama program desperate for stability
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama begins its latest search for a football coach needing one thing above all.

Alabama pursues Mike Shula, other former Tide players

Alabama program desperate for stability

A virtuous hypocrite?

Serious messages
Bill Cosby is a very funny guy, but we hope Paine College graduates aren't laughing off the commencement address he delivered Sunday.

Is the tide turning?

Serious messages

A virtuous hypocrite?
Bill Bennett served as secretary of Education under President Ronald Reagan and drug czar under the first President George Bush, but he is best known as author of The Book of Virtues and in frequent TV and press interviews as a passionate defender of traditional American values.

Is the tide turning?
We've got news for our peace-at-any-cost friends on the left, and on the left coast: The war on terror is working, and it's not because we called 1-800-FLOWERS.

Road map to peace?

Crazy John's Autos
Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine may be in hot water with the state attorney general's office for violating a state freeze on purchasing. A week after being re-elected last fall, Oxendine asked the Department of Administrative Services to OK his office to buy a loaded-with-options 2003 Ford Crown Victoria valued at more than $25,000.

Road map to peace?
It's not smart to be optimistic about negotiating peace between Israelis and Palestinians. There have been too many false starts. Too many failures. Remember the Oslo Accords? Great hope followed by great disappointment.

New title puts 'rap' in 'grapple'
Rappers wrestling. Wrestlers rapping.

Entertainment Briefs
VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia -- An arts center honoring Mariinsky Theater director Valery Gergiev will be built in the southern Russian region where the internationally known conductor spent much of his youth.

Emerging market funds can offer good returns but also risks

Some home improvements pay off more than others

Emerging market funds can offer good returns but also risks
NEW YORK -- Investors still nervous about the stock market are pouring more money into a potentially high-yielding but also high-risk investment: Emerging market bond funds.

Some home improvements pay off more than others
NEW YORK -- The arrival of spring signals to many homeowners that it's time to start redecorating and remodeling. Experts caution, however, that not all home improvements are good investments.

GreenJackets on deck
Savannah Sand Gnats (Expos) at Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox).

Park wins Michelob Light Open by a stroke

Whitaker, Gause get twin wins

Flesch gets first career win in playoff with Estes
NEW ORLEANS -- Steve Flesch won for the first time in his career Sunday, capping an impressive comeback with a 35-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole at the HP Classic of New Orleans.

Jenkins wins Bruno's Memorial Classic
HOOVER, Ala. -- Tom Jenkins figured nothing comes easily when you're going head-to-head with Hale Irwin and Bruce Fleisher.

Flesch gets first career win in playoff with Estes

USC Aiken golfers head to Southeast Regional

USC Aiken golfers head to Southeast Regional
Two months ago, USC Aiken coach Mike Carlisle was concerned about the final two spots on his golf team.

Whitaker, Gause get twin wins
The finals of the championship and senior flights followed the same story line at the end Sunday in the City of Augusta Match Play Championship.

Caddies' 'day off' is spent on green
For most people, the idea of strolling fairways with a book in hand on your day off sounds like fun.

Caddies' 'day off' is spent on green

Park wins Michelob Light Open by a stroke
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Grace Park's first shot Sunday was a drive into the water that led to a double-bogey. Her last one of the round was a beauty, a double-breaking par putt of nearly 20 feet that gave her a one-stroke victory in the inaugural Michelob Light Open.

Protesters occasionally miss big picture
This whole protest thing has gotten turned around.

Storm blows through area
Hail, wind, lightning and rain blew through the Augusta area today, leaving flooded roads, downed trees and reports of funnel clouds in their wake.

Police search for robbery suspect
Police search for robbery suspect

Police seek shooting suspects
Juvenile assault

South Carolina officials investigate possible meningitis link
Health officials in Aiken are looking into 10 recent cases of viral meningitis to see if there is a link to an outbreak in Augusta, South Carolina officials announced early Tuesday.

Augusta richer for having known Greg Hodges
There is a saying that what lies before or behind us is small; what truly matters is what lies within us. Within Greg Hodges was a sterling character that was felt by every hand he touched in life. He truthfully cared for and identified with every person he met. I never heard him say an unkind word in the 15 years he graced my life. Barbara R. Melton, Augusta

Morale at A.R. Johnson has flat-lined
Time continues to march forward as it always has at this time of year at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School. This year, however, a putrid stench of uncertainty hovers above the heads of students and teachers alike. And if I may say one thing frankly, it stinks. Marlayna Youngblood, Augusta

Educational affairs handled frivolously
Way to go Richmond County Board of Education! Now they have decided the neighborhood around Lucy Laney High School is as expendable as the neighborhoods around Bungalow Road Elementary. By closing Bungalow Road Elementary, they have sent parents (and grandparents) scrambling to find alternatives to their "zoning" plans. Linda Smoot, Augusta

Clinton: Good riddance to bad rubbish

'Activism' and 'treason' are not the same

What you see is what you get with Hunt
Mike Hunt's victory in the March 25 Republican primary race for Aiken County sheriff was stunning. Not only did he win the primary with 59 percent of the vote, but he also received more votes than his Republican opponent and the two Democratic candidates combined! Carla B. Cribb, Aiken, S.C.

'Activism' and 'treason' are not the same
Regarding the letter by Marjorie Brosseau on April 23, "Site chosen for war protest was tacky": Ms. Brosseau should stop trying to equate "activism" with treason. Her rage is misplaced. While I realize she may be uncomfortable witnessing American citizens assembling and peacefully expressing themselves publicly, she should applaud - not disdain - our efforts. Denice Traina, Augusta

Clinton: Good riddance to bad rubbish
In her April 22 letter, "Some reasons why nation misses Bill Clinton's presidency," Anne Cook's recollection of the proverb that "most people do not appreciate a good thing until they no longer have it" is accurate. But I recall a more expressive one: "Good riddance to bad rubbish." Richard E. Hogue, Grovetown, Ga.

Augusta richer for having known Greg Hodges

Letter carriers plan annual food drive May 10

How can I set up a personal Web site?

How can I set up a personal Web site?

In hair and Latin beats, professor creates math lessons

CareFair to feature famous DJ

In hair and Latin beats, professor creates math lessons

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How can I set up a personal Web site?
Q. Many of my friends have their own Web sites now. How can I get one of my own?

In the know
If you're planning on dusting off the ol' grill this season, take some time to enter the Fourth Annual Jack Daniel's Great American Grill Out "The Secret is in the Sauce" recipe contest. The grand prize is a trip for two to attend the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, Tenn., Oct. 24-26.

CareFair to feature famous DJ
Five hours a night, six nights a week, the smooth sounds of nationally syndicated disc jockey Delilah drift to the ears of more than 7 million listeners.

In hair and Latin beats, professor creates math lessons
TROY, N.Y. -- Ron Eglash looks at the careful weaves in cornrow hair and sees mathematical patterns. He sees evidence of Cartesian geometry in Indian beadwork and hears a way to teach kids about ratios in syncopated Latin beats.

In hair and Latin beats, professor creates math lessons
TROY, N.Y. -- Ron Eglash looks at the careful weaves in cornrow hair and sees mathematical patterns. He sees evidence of Cartesian geometry in Indian beadwork and hears a way to teach kids about ratios in syncopated Latin beats.

Baby boomers have trouble at stores geared toward youth
NEW YORK - When Ann Pinkerton was in her 20s and 30s, she was a slave to the latest fashions, from bellbottoms to micro miniskirts. Now, in her early 50s, Ms. Pinkerton wants to look stylish, but has trouble finding clothes that fit, even though her size has crept up only to an 8.

How can I set up a personal Web site?
Q. Many of my friends have their own Web sites now. How can I get one of my own?

Senior calendar
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Letter carriers plan annual food drive May 10
WASHINGTON -- The nation's mail carriers will hold their annual food drive May 10, collecting items for distribution to local food banks and pantries.

Inferno keeps fire burning into final

Inferno keeps fire burning into final
On the eve of the Kelly Cup Finals, there are two prevailing opinions for Augusta Lynx fans.

Comic also shares social worries with class
Wearing sunglasses, sandals and a purple Paine College sweat shirt, comedian and actor Bill Cosby came to Augusta on Sunday with plenty to tell Paine's graduating class of 2003.

Water park will close

Across Georgia
STATESBORO -A dog in Bulloch County apparently has a taste for cars, particularly patrol cars.

Ethics commission is too small to meet

Servicewoman of the day
Today's servicewoman of the day is Navy Seaman Erica N. Jones of Hephzibah.

Ambulances are slow in rural areas

Night golfers get 'lost' at National
Things not to do at Augusta National Golf Club: Climb a fence onto the course, grab three flag pins, attempt to play the course at night and then get lost, allowing security to find you.

Ruben mourns tree loss

Newcomers surprised at session of Legislature
Freshman state Sen. Randy Hall said he was surprised by how much work it takes to be an effective Georgia lawmaker.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS FOR the people who think that people who smoke give them cancer, as if they don't have another option. Get away from smokers. You have that option. If you don't like it, wear a mask.

News you can use
MAY 6, 1944 Nineteen additional Richmond County residents qualified to vote in the county, state and national elections by registering yesterday with Tax Collector Thomas E. Norris. Four of the registrants were in the teenage group, now permitted to vote under a recent legislative act.

2 robberies linked, police say
Only two in a recent rash of robberies at area convenience stores and other establishments seem to have been committed by the same person, police said Monday.

Rants and Raves
I AM RANTING about the scandalous waste of taxpayer money to provide unnecessary cell phones, pagers and other electronic devices to irresponsible Augusta government employees. The grand jury should investigate this mess.

Augusta airport to cut 17 TSA screeners
Under a plan to slash 3,000 government screener jobs at airports nationwide by May 31, Augusta Regional Airport will lose the second most Transportation Security Administration screeners in the state, with 17 cuts.

Across South Carolina
CONWAY -The 100-year-old porch at the Peanut Warehouse has weathered everything it seems - so it's appropriate it has been dedicated to former U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, who was the nation's longest-serving senator.

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE -A body was found early Monday at a lake near a townhouse complex in Gwinnett County. Police said it was wrapped inside carpet bound with duct tape.

Across the southeast
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -A student pulled from a dormitory fire early Sunday had what appeared to be stab wounds, and arson investigators were trying to determine whether the blaze was intentional, the state fire marshal's office said.

Memorial will honor policeman
Every day, thousands drive past a sign bearing the name of a fallen serviceman on their way into Fort Gordon through Gate 1.

Ruben mourns tree loss
Anyone with information about Bonnie Ruben's missing bonsai trees is asked to call 589-8305 or 825-5541. A $1,000, no-questions-asked reward is being offered for their return.

Correction
An article in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said the town in the Chernobyl nuclear disaster is in Ukraine.

Newcomers surprised at session of Legislature

School officials defend spending
State and local school officials went on the counteroffensive Monday against criticism that South Carolina school authorities spend too much money on administration and not enough on the state's classrooms.

South Carolina officials investigate possible meningitis link

Ambulances are slow in rural areas
WAGENER - The weekend drowning death of 4-year-old Johnathan Alexander Pynes underscores how thinly spread Aiken County's emergency services are and the growing inequality between the somewhat urban western end and the county's primarily rural eastern side, officials said Monday.

Group distanced from council
Leading up to Tuesday's election for three North Augusta City Council seats, candidates said a key issue was a proposed pedestrian bridge connecting the city to Augusta.

Police seek shooting suspects

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Optician uses motor home for horse-and-buggy trade
Sitting inside an office on wheels next to an Advance Auto Parts store, Phillip White points to an old painting of an eyeglass salesman - the inspiration behind his profession as a traveling optician.

Servicewoman of the day

Dog days of spring
North Augusta residents Jason Abbott and his children, Brock, 3, and Sam, 11, enjoy the weather and play with their puppy, Moxie, at Riverview Park. Moxie is a 7-month-old border collie mix.

School sidewalk advances

Across the area
A 19-year-old Clearwater man who wounded his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend early Monday morning held police at bay for two hours outside his parents' home, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office said.

Adoption group gives support

Adoption group gives support
Despite all the hoopla surrounding the SARS virus in China, Carol Brown said it didn't stop her from traveling the miles to bring home the newest member of her family in April.

Comic also shares social worries with class

Across the area
An Augusta man told police that three men broke through his front door, struck him in the head several times and robbed him.

Serviceman of the day

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -The state's 330,000 public school pupils face two new subjects on the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Tests to be administered this week.

Dog days of spring

Ethics commission is too small to meet
ATLANTA - The state's watchdog over politicians could have $250,000 more in funding to work with during the coming fiscal year.

Governor loses some support

School officials defend spending

Rants and Raves
I AM RANTING about the scandalous waste of taxpayer money to provide unnecessary cell phones, pagers and other electronic devices to irresponsible Augusta government employees. The grand jury should investigate this mess.

News you can use

Across the area

2 robberies linked, police say

Seniors to experience homeless life
Four Augusta Preparatory Day School seniors will get a taste of what it's like to be homeless when they go to Washington, D.C., to participate in the National Coalition for the Homeless' American Urban Plunge 101.

Governor loses some support
ATLANTA - Georgians weren't impressed by a super-size legislative session marked by budget cuts, tax increases and endless debate over the state flag, according to a recent survey.

Augusta airport to cut 17 TSA screeners

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Steven Springer of Hephzibah.

Night golfers get 'lost' at National

Water park will close
The Augusta area's only water park is going dry.

Across the southeast

School sidewalk advances
Grovetown Middle School may soon be getting its sidewalk.

Police search for robbery suspect

Correction

News you can use

Group distanced from council

Optician uses motor home for horse-and-buggy trade

Across South Carolina

News you can use
MAY 5, 1963 Augusta detectives have placed five charges against each of five juveniles in connection with four recent break-ins and a hubcap stealing episode.

Tribeca Film Festival expands as it tries to establish an identity in its second year

Success sparks explosion of superhero movies

Success sparks explosion of superhero movies

Success sparks explosion of superhero movies
LOS ANGELES -- Look! Up on the screen! It's ... a superhero! A surplus of superheroes, to be more precise.

Tribeca Film Festival expands as it tries to establish an identity in its second year
NEW YORK -- A combination of pain, passion and hometown pride inspired Robert De Niro and his business partner, Jane Rosenthal, to organize the first Tribeca Film Festival after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Success sparks explosion of superhero movies
LOS ANGELES -- Look! Up on the screen! It's ... a superhero! A surplus of superheroes, to be more precise.

Metallica honored with star-studded musical salute on 'mtvICON'
LOS ANGELES -- At first, Metallica's Lars Ulrich fretted that being an "mtvICON" meant he was finished.

Metallica honored with star-studded musical salute on 'mtvICON'

Nadeau's condition improving
RICHMOND, Va. -- Winston Cup driver Jerry Nadeau was improving Monday, three days after he was badly hurt in a crash at Richmond International Raceway.

Dixon takes points lead with win

Nadeau remains critical two days after crash
RICHMOND, Va. -- Jerry Nadeau remained in critical condition Sunday, two days after he slammed his car into a wall during a Winston Cup practice at Richmond International Raceway.

Nadeau remains critical two days after crash

Bourdais gets first CART win, ends Tracy's streak
WEST KINGSDOWN, England -- French rookie Sebastien Bourdais felt right at home on this track.

Green fired from Richard Childress Racing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jeff Green was fired by Richard Childress Racing on Monday, two days after arguing with the car owner following a wreck with teammate Kevin Harvick.

Victory caps Nemechek's comeback
RICHMOND, Va. -- The way Joe Nemechek's career has gone, it wasn't a surprise his victory at the Pontiac Excitement 400 featured some blunders and some gambles.

Dixon takes points lead with win
COMMERCE, Ga. -- Larry Dixon reclaimed the Top Fuel points lead Sunday with his win at the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Nemechek wins Pontiac Excitement 400
RICHMOND, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. led just five laps of Saturday night's Pontiac Excitement 400 and wasn't much of a threat to beat Joe Nemechek over the final 64 laps.

Tracy gets pole for Brands Hatch race
WEST KINGSDOWN, England -- Paul Tracy's run at CART history will start from the pole position at the London Champ Car Trophy.

Nemechek wins Pontiac Excitement 400

Michael Schumacher wins; Raikkonen crashes out
BARCELONA, Spain -- Michael Schumacher won the Spanish Grand Prix to surge into contention in Formula One, and all Kimi Raikkonen could do was watch.

Bourdais gets first CART win, ends Tracy's streak

Death toll climbs following Midwest tornadoes
PIERCE CITY, Mo. -- Searchers using dogs and heavy equipment went from one crumbled home to another Monday after tornado-packed storms flattened communities in four Midwestern states and killed at least 38 people. Ten people were missing, including eight in this southwestern Missouri town.

Death toll climbs following Midwest tornadoes

Pacers will try to keep O'Neal and two Millers

Despite loss to Detroit, Magic optimistic
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tracy McGrady carried the Orlando Magic to the postseason. The next step will be getting more from the players around him so the team can go deeper than the first round.

Robinson ready for matchup with O'Neal
SAN ANTONIO -- The Los Angeles Lakers are making no secret that they plan to go after David Robinson starting Monday night, but it's not bothering the veteran San Antonio center.

Robinson ready for matchup with O'Neal

Despite loss to Detroit, Magic optimistic

Mavericks defeat Trail Blazers

Pistons top Magic
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons laughed and smiled all throughout the fourth quarter, while Tracy McGrady was expressionless and stared at the floor while being taunted by a raucous, sold-out crowd.

Duncan wins second straight MVP award
SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan edged Kevin Garnett to win the NBA MVP award for the second straight season Sunday.

Duncan wins second straight MVP award

Mavericks defeat Trail Blazers
DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki buried a 3-pointer, shot up his arms up and hugged Nick Van Exel. Although there was 1:21 left to play, the Dallas Mavericks knew they had avoided NBA infamy.

Pacers will try to keep O'Neal and two Millers
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jermaine O'Neal is considering the possibility of playing with Tim Duncan or Tracy McGrady. Reggie Miller's first priority is taking care of his ankles.

Pistons top Magic

Recommendations to push back 3-point line, change lane
INDIANAPOLIS -- The 3-point line in men's college basketball would be moved back 9 inches to 20 feet, 6 inches under a recommendation from an NCAA rules committee Monday.

Recurrent concussions may be linked to depression

Davis ready to run Carolina's offense

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Mr. Franklin Bracco (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Blount (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elmer Pope (AIKEN, SC)

Mr. Charlie Peterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ruth Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Boland (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Tyrone Tubman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Hutto (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Usry (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. James Green (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. John Hammett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Roberts (NEWARK, N.J.)

Mr. George Ivory (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Bessie Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Parrish, II (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Bennett (MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.)

Mrs. Mamie Harmon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche Kaney (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. LaVater Terrell (EVANS, Ga.)

Prep soccer and tennis playoff schedule

Derby winner Funny Cide is off to Preakness

Williams quits with injury, giving Mauresmo title

Overtime

SARS interrupts China's Olympic preparations

Victory comes as no surprise to Bulldog

Overtime

Thoroughbreds look toward title

Tuneup leaves De La Hoya in mood for Mosley

Overtime
No. 1-ranked USC Aiken lived up to its billing in the first day of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional, shooting 1-under 287 as a team and taking a nine-shot lead after the first round of the 54-hole event.

Overtime
Michael Campbell's single sparked a two-out rally in the sixth as South Carolina scored four runs on six consecutive hits to beat Kentucky 5-0, sweeping the three-game series.

Thoroughbreds look toward title
AIKEN - Coach Paul Waters says he would have been worried if his South Aiken soccer team had entered the Class AAAA postseason undefeated.

Tuneup leaves De La Hoya in mood for Mosley
LAS VEGAS -- Oscar De La Hoya got some work in, added millions to his already fat bank account, and gave his fans and Shane Mosley a good show.

Victory comes as no surprise to Bulldog
Midway through Monday's Region 3-AAAA boys track and field championships at Cross Creek High School, Thomson coach John Barnett turned away from the track and said, almost to himself, "Man, I didn't think we'd be doing this."

Williams quits with injury, giving Mauresmo title
WARSAW, Poland -- Venus Williams sat in the changeover chair, a hand on her stomach.

Agassi loses match, No. 1 ranking
ROME -- Andre Agassi's hold on No. 1 slipped away about as quickly as his lead against a 60th-ranked opponent at the Italian Open.

SARS interrupts China's Olympic preparations
BEIJING -- China was counting on a series of major sporting events to prove to the world it's ready to stage the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Derby winner Funny Cide is off to Preakness
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Funny Cide's surprising victory in the Kentucky Derby isn't going to boost his breeding fees. That's because he's the first champion gelding in 74 years, although his inability to be a stud could keep the horse racing a lot longer.

Tapley triumphs to make regionals
With a shot at advancing to the Police Athletic League regional tournament, Noah Newman and Jeremy Tapley didn't seem to realize they were from the same boxing club Saturday night.

Prep soccer and tennis playoff schedule
Here is a schedule of prep soccer and tennis playoff games.

Davis ready to run Carolina's offense
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Stephen Davis was confident the Carolina Panthers were headed in the right direction when he signed on to be their featured running back.

Recurrent concussions may be linked to depression
WASHINGTON -- Retired football players who suffered three or four concussions have twice the risk of later developing clinical depression - a risk that rises with even more injuries, new research says.

Angela Lansbury back as snoopy sleuth on 'Murder She Wrote'
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- Angela Lansbury - very much in character as her renowned snoopy sleuth Jessica Fletcher - walks briskly up to a police car as cameras roll.

Angela Lansbury back as snoopy sleuth on 'Murder She Wrote'

NBC's Couric and Leno getting set to switch jobs for a day

NBC News signs ABC's freelance reporter, Richard Engel
NEW YORK -- NBC News has swooped in and signed Richard Engel, a former freelancer who became one of ABC's most visible war correspondents when he stayed in Baghdad while other reporters left.

'The Practice' awaits verdict on its future from ABC
LOS ANGELES -- David E. Kelley, one of television's most respected writer-producers, is known as a reserved man who tends to save his words for the page.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
Everybody loves Lucy. But after you see the CBS movie "Lucy," you'll be loving Rachel York.

NBC's Couric and Leno getting set to switch jobs for a day
NEW YORK -- Katie Couric doesn't believe that trading her "Today" show gig for the "Tonight" show for one day will dent her reputation as a journalist.

NBC News signs ABC's freelance reporter, Richard Engel

'The Practice' awaits verdict on its future from ABC

New title puts 'rap' in 'grapple'

Diamond Dogs top Vanderbilt

Georgia names Mike Jones assistant basketball coach
ATHENS, Ga. -- Dennis Felton has hired one of his former Howard University teammates to join his coaching staff at Georgia.

Diamond Dogs top Vanderbilt
ATHENS, Ga. -- Jon Armitage hit a two-run home run to help Georgia complete a Southeastern Conference series sweep of Vanderbilt Sunday, posting a 4-1 victory.

Gamecocks blank Kentucky

Gamecocks blank Kentucky
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Michael Campbell's single sparked a two-out rally in the sixth as South Carolina scored four runs on six consecutive hits to beat Kentucky 5-0, sweeping the three-game series.

Space station men return safely in Russian capsule, but land far off-course
ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- A Russian capsule safely returned two astronauts and a cosmonaut from the international space station on Sunday, but the landing, nearly 300 miles off target, triggered a nerve-racking two-hour search in the steppes of central Asia.

Space station men return safely in Russian capsule, but land far off-course

Artist's corner
Keisha Franklin, 16, is a sophomore at Lucy C. Laney High School.

Senior accolades go for silly
Superlative - by definition it means the best of, superior. So, you'd think most high school seniors would be glad to be voted a class superlative. And most are. Who wouldn't want to be named best athlete, or most likely to succeed by their peers in the graduating class?

There's nothing like maternal wisdom to ease a girl's mind

Question of the week

Self-esteem lift will help girl's boyfriend dilemma
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I haven't had a boyfriend since I was 13 because boys think I'm ugly. I don't know what to do. Do you have any suggestions? - 15-year-old Augusta girl.

Prom style

Xtreme calendar
New on video and DVD: Catch Me if You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as legendary con man Frank Abagnale, and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent chasing him; Extreme Ops, an action flick about extreme sports enthusiasts who unknowingly stop a terrorist plot; and The Emperor's Club, starring Kevin Kline as a passionate professor of classics.

Senior accolades go for silly

Xtreme calendar

Audio best

There's nothing like maternal wisdom to ease a girl's mind
As children, we adored our mothers. Mom was always there to comfort us when we cried; she fed us, nurtured us. Mom was our world, our life; the one woman we could try to get away from but never succeed.

Artist's corner

Question of the week
Which silly superlative would you least like to receive?

Share your high school memories with us
Before you pack up the memories of early mornings and term papers, think about what high school meant to you; and tell us. We're looking for your high school mementos.

Prom style
THE FACTS: Lindsey Pruitt, 17, is a junior at Cross Creek High School

Share your high school memories with us

Mothers reign over domains with strength, love, support
Mothers. Who are they? Some say that they are the bearers of children. Others say that a mother is a person who takes care of and provides shelter for her children until they're grown.

Self-esteem lift will help girl's boyfriend dilemma

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