In Chappaqua, the Clintons are history

Edwidge Danticat searches for middle ground in her native Haiti

A performer's personal tale of sexual abuse in 'The Tricky Part'
NEW YORK -- Martin Moran is best known in New York as an actor - with roles in such musicals as "Titanic" and the revivals of "Cabaret," "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and "Bells Are Ringing."

Newport exhibition examines city life in Jazz Age

Arts calendar

Woman searches for mother and self in 'Loving Che'

These coffee table books are right on key

Tale of two heroes - one triumphant, one tragic

A bright, young talent fills a Manhattan stage with diverse characters
NEW YORK -- Sit down to chat with Sarah Jones and you never quite know who else might join you.

New book castigates government over nuclear weapons plant
DENVER -- Secret midnight burning of radioactive waste. An FBI spy flight with infrared cameras. An employee who claims she was contaminated by fellow workers for reporting safety violations.

Family secrets unearthed in moving memoir

Sales soar for book by former terrorism adviser
NEW YORK -- Sales keep soaring for "Against All Enemies," the book by former counterterrorism adviser Richard A. Clarke that claims the Bush administration did not do enough to protect the country from attacks.

New book castigates government over nuclear weapons plant

Edwidge Danticat searches for middle ground in her native Haiti
NEW YORK -- Edwidge Danticat's lunch of rice and salad sits untouched in its plastic container.

A bright, young talent fills a Manhattan stage with diverse characters

These coffee table books are right on key
The Lower Broadway section of Nashville, Tenn., has long been a hangout and proving ground for country music performers.

In Chappaqua, the Clintons are history
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Horace Greeley, the 19th-century journalist and presidential candidate, is getting a good look at why he's no longer Chappaqua's favorite son.

Family secrets unearthed in moving memoir
This moving memoir by Beth J. Harpaz is not so much a story about finding the Annie Farrell of the title as it is about discovering the painful secrets of an entire family, as well as the author's own feelings toward her past and present life.

Arts calendar
Here is a list of galleries and events in the Aiken-Augusta area,

Woman searches for mother and self in 'Loving Che'
Knowing who one's parents are is a fundamental aspect of one's identity. In Ana Menendez's first novel, "Loving Che," a young Cuban-American woman grapples to find that sense of self, but its absence is twofold.

Met exhibit traces troubled era of great German modernist
NEW YORK -- Like a star burst in the gathering gloom, modern artist Paul Klee painted some of his most luminous works on the eve of World War II, as Europe drifted into catastrophe and his death approached from a crippling disease.

Tale of two heroes - one triumphant, one tragic
"Evolution's Captain" is Peter Nichols' fourth book with a maritime theme and is further evidence of his skill as a historian, researcher and elegant writer.

A performer's personal tale of sexual abuse in 'The Tricky Part'

Sales soar for book by former terrorism adviser

Newport exhibition examines city life in Jazz Age
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Between the Civil War and World War I, many of America's newly rich flocked to Newport, building lavish mansions and a new high society modeled on the royal courts of Europe.

Matsui homers in return to Japan

Halfway around world, Yanks hear it: How 'bout Bosox?
CAMP ZAMA, Japan -- Halfway around the world and half a year later, the question doesn't go away.

Matsui homers in return to Japan
TOKYO -- Over and over, Hideki Matsui kept saying this was just another night. But, of course, it wasn't. It was his first game back in Japan since leaving after the 2002 season.

Drugs take center stage
Baseball's steroid horror show is being played out in a San Francisco courthouse, in Congress, and in clubhouses around the majors.

Baseball notebook

Baseball notebook
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra will probably not be ready for Opening Day because of inflammation in his right Achilles' tendon.

Halfway around world, Yanks hear it: How 'bout Bosox?

Oldest known bank robber in U.S. history did it for fun
SPUR, Texas -- "Red" Rountree shuffled into the bank and surveyed the teller windows.

Oldest bank robber got late start in crime
SPUR, Texas - "Red" Rountree shuffled into the bank and surveyed the teller windows.

He was a big man
This is an artist's rendering of a proposed 305-foot monument of Abraham Lincoln to be built in Lincoln, Ill.

Braves get win over Astros
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Roger Clemens had a rough start and newly acquired third baseman Mike Lamb added to the problem with three of Houston's five errors.

Reitsma turning heads in bullpen
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Leo Mazzone beat the rest of the Braves to the 'Wow' with Chris Reitsma.

Hitting coach says Braves' bats will soon be connecting
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Last spring the Braves offense batted a collective .291 and averaged 4.9 runs per game. That number is down to .257 and 4.3 runs this year.

Hitting coach says Braves' bats will soon be connecting

Atlanta Braves TV schedule

Reitsma turning heads in bullpen

Atlanta Braves TV schedule
Schedule and ticket information for the 2004 Atlanta Braves season

On the move

The showdown to begin over stock-option expensing
NEW YORK -- Those opposed to stock-option expensing keep issuing this red alert: If companies were forced to deduct option costs from their earnings, wildly inaccurate information would find its way into the financial statements.

Urine tests keep cheats hopping
PHILADELPHIA - Put 30 drug-testing workers in a room together for a few hours and it isn't long before they start trading strange - and somewhat indelicate - tales of urine collection.

Industry cites progress in 25 years since Three Mile Island accident
WASHINGTON -- A quarter-century after the country's worst nuclear accident, the atomic power industry is talking about revival. Yet no one can predict when a new reactor will be built and the industry cannot shake perceptions about safety, uncertain economics and a new specter - terrorism.

Commercial real estate practices can be a big surprise

Spanish-language newspapers expand as competition increases
LOS ANGELES -- Naomi Osorio is typical of the readers driving a boom in Spanish-language newspapers across the United States.

Business calendar
TUESDAY: Myths and Realities of Minority Financing; three-hour seminar; Small Business Development Center; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; 10 a.m.; $25, includes continental breakfast and lunch; pre-registration required, 737-1790.

Cat and mouse take a new turn as drug testing moves beyond urine
PHILADELPHIA -- Put 30 drug testing workers in a room together for a few hours and it isn't long before they start trading strange - and somewhat indelicate - tales of urine collection.

Farmer sells millions of the bugs yearly
Most boys play with bugs at some point in their lives. Then they discover girls. Clay Ghann has been married for years, and he's still playing.

Negative attitude in workplace can spread, cause loss

Make millions selling lunar landscape

Farmer sells millions of the bugs yearly

Pocket change

Samsons - A Textile Survivor

Samsons - A Textile Survivor
Burlington. Cone. Pillowtex. WestPoint Stevens. Each textile operation is an industry casualty that Ric Lichtenberg recounts in a tone reminiscent of a funeral dirge. The names tell the story of a sector that's the dead man walking in American manufacturing.

The showdown to begin over stock-option expensing

On the move
E-Z-GO Textron announced the following promotions and new organizational structure for its sales and marketing group to improve the relationship between sales, marketing, engineering and manufacturing:

Urine tests keep cheats hopping

Negative attitude in workplace can spread, cause loss
Small businesses are faced with many dilemmas, ranging from finding and retaining good employees to offering attractive benefits packages.

Make millions selling lunar landscape
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. -- On U.S. Highway 395, which cuts straight through this little town, Dennis Hope sells undeveloped land for the bargain price of $19.99 an acre. There are spacious lots near grand locales: The Sea of Tranquility. The Sea of Serenity.

Pocket change
Employer Spotlight: Bridgestone/Firstone North American Tire

Industry cites progress in 25 years since Three Mile Island accident

Bad debts can mean confusion at tax time
NEW YORK - One of the big letdowns some new business owners suffer during income tax season is when they find out they can't deduct their bad debts - bills their customers didn't pay during the previous tax year.

Commercial real estate practices can be a big surprise
NEW YORK -- For many small business owners, signing a commercial real estate lease for the first time can be one of those moments best described as a rude awakening.

Ethnic remark may give rival a boost
Savannah, Ga., lawyer Tony Center, a Democratic candidate for the 12th Congressional District, counts a racial remark by one of incumbent Republican Max Burns' supporters as a big plus in his race for Congress.

Clemson tops Wake Forest

Clemson tops Wake Forest
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Robert Rohrbaugh pitched six innings to lead the Tigers to a 6-5 victory and series sweep over Wake Forest on Sunday.

Upstart Alabama finally meets its match against UConn

Completing the Final Four

UConn eyes record fifth straight Final Four

Oklahoma State fans celebrate dream of making it to Final Four

The long parade

Much to learn
There's no doubt our friends in Iraq have a lot they need to absorb about democracy right now.

The long parade
Local Democrats went absolutely ballistic when a March 18 Rick McKee cartoon indicated terrorists might want Sen. John Kerry to win the presidency.

What price trust?
Richmond County school officials may be smarter than they've appeared lately.

Blacks vs. gays
As far as hundreds of African-American pastors are concerned, the gay rights movement - which likes to compare itself to the civil rights movement of the 1960s - has pushed the envelope a little too far with its call to legalize same-sex marriages.

Blacks vs. gays

Ben & Jen are back, but it's Affleck's show with 'Jersey Girl'
LOS ANGELES -- The tabloid beast known as Bennifer rears its head on the big screen again. Yet Kevin Smith wants you to know, he kills off Jennifer Lopez's character minutes into "Jersey Girl."

Notable off-screen and on-screen Hollywood couples
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood history is loaded with on-screen pairings of performers with real-life romances. Some highlights:

Market lull a chance to redistribute mutual fund portfolio
NEW YORK -- Although bond mutual funds rose along with stock funds over the past year, investors tended to overlook them in favor of equities with soaring returns. Bonds were seen as an investment for the timid, or those hoping to retire soon.

Wall Street's correction is a buying opportunity

Boomers like to do more than write a check to favority charity
NEW YORK -- While they may not have $26 billion to sock away into a foundation like Bill Gates, many of his fellow baby boomers won't settle for just writing checks to their favorite charities.

Wall Street's correction is a buying opportunity
NEW YORK -- Wall Street's recent decline has been an unsettling reminder of the three-year bear market, and with terrorism rattling investors, gas prices soaring and job creation stagnant, many observers worry that the correction is not over yet.

Boomers like to do more than write a check to favority charity

Georgia Tech routs Georgia Southern
ATLANTA -- Micah Owings had four hits, Steven Blackwood had three hits and three RBI and Andrew Kown allowed just two runs in eight innings to help Georgia Tech (15-11) to a 13-2 victory over Georgia Southern (14-15) Sunday.

Kansas denied third straight Final Four
ST. LOUIS -- Georgia Tech finished what North Carolina and the NBA draft started.

Ball throws TD pass, Woods runs for 77-yard touchdown
ATLANTA -- Reggie Ball completed 11 of 19 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown and Chris Woods had a 77-yard touchdown run in Georgia Tech's first scrimmage of spring drills on Saturday.

Jackets advance to Final Four
ST. LOUIS -- Even if it takes a little something extra, Georgia Tech finds a way to get it done.

Jackets fall to in-state rivals
ATLANTA - There are single games that can turn around seasons. Georgia Southern's baseball team might have played one Saturday against Georgia Tech.

Jack's 29 points lead Georgia Tech to its second Final Four
ST. LOUIS - Now Jarrett Jack's spot among the greatest point guards in Georgia Georgia Tech history is secure.

Hewitt's Yellow Jackets have depth, versatility
ST. LOUIS - When Georgia Tech emerged as a consistent national contender under Bobby Cremins, the Yellow Jackets typically consisted of one or two superstars, a solid supporting cast and a short bench.

Jackets' Moore had Kansas covered
ST. LOUIS - As his teammates snipped the nets at the Edward Jones Dome, Georgia Tech senior Clarence Moore did cartwheels at half court. Then he broke out into an odd new dance.

Jackets' line leans to the right
ATLANTA - Criticism of Georgia Tech's offensive line tends to be one-sided this spring.

Georgia Tech routs Georgia Southern

Ball throws TD pass, Woods runs for 77-yard touchdown

Jackets' Moore had Kansas covered

Jack's 29 points lead Georgia Tech to its second Final Four

Kansas denied third straight Final Four

Hewitt's Yellow Jackets have depth, versatility

Jackets fall to in-state rivals

Jackets' line leans to the right

Jackets advance to Final Four

Finally! My wife's new diet is one I can handle

Daly will make trip to Augusta

Park beats the kids to win her first major
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- The kids were all right. Grace Park was just better.

Scott makes it thrilling in Players victory

Great Scott! Aussie bids to become youngest Players champion

Scott wins with clutch putt on 18
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Pressure?

Park ready to win, but Song and Wie leading youth charge in LPGA major
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Grace Park was playing her own game, and doing it quite well. Paired with teen sensation Michelle Wie, she managed to stay focused enough to move into a tie for the lead in the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Sweden's Hanell wins first European Tour title

Great Scott! Aussie bids to become youngest Players champion
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Adam Scott used to sit in the back of a golf shop in Australia and watch countless video replays of his idol, Greg Norman, winning The Players Championship with a record score 10 years ago.

Scott makes it thrilling in Players victory
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The guy who swings like Tiger Woods nearly finished like Greg Norman.

Players vying for final invites
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The Masters Tournament hopes of John Daly and Loren Roberts grew dimmer after poor third rounds in Saturday's Players Championship.

Woods can't get it going in final round
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- There was magic surrounding Tiger Woods on a Sunday in a big tournament. This time, though, it had little to do with him.

Players vying for final invites

Woods can't get it going in final round

Mamat wins Indian Open

Sorenstam's Grand Slam quest ends before it begins

Mamat wins Indian Open
NEW DELHI -- Singapore's Mardan Mamat overcame a three-shot deficit with a 7-under-par 65 Sunday to win the Indian Open by five strokes.

Scott wins with clutch putt on 18

Sweden's Hanell wins first European Tour title
SANTO DA SERRA, Madeira Islands -- Sweden's Christopher Hanell won his first European Tour title Sunday, shooting a 1-under-par 71 for a one-stroke victory at the Madeira Island Open.

Park beats the kids to win her first major

Sorenstam's Grand Slam quest ends before it begins
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Annika Sorenstam's quest for the Grand Slam ended before it ever really began.

Daly will make trip to Augusta
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - John Daly is in the Masters Tournament, thanks to unexpected assistance from his friends at the Players Championship.

North Augusta coach calls it quits

Fayetteville Seventy-First's Pringle named AP women's player of year

Trinity's King named AP men's player of year

Legislature's sessions are usually anything but short
Inevitably, inexorably, inescapably, the Georgia General Assembly is heading for adjournment this week.

Jackets advance to Final Four
ST. LOUIS -- Even if it takes a little extra time, Georgia Tech finds a way to get it done.

Questions linger on Kerry's war record
Sen. John Kerry and his supporters, like Mr. Larry Jarrett ("Bush has mishandled military action in Iraq," March 21) never tire of touting Mr. Kerry's Vietnam War record. However, serious questions on this record are being raised by those who served with him. For confirmation, plug "John Kerry military service" into any Internet search engine. You will find that his often-boasted "two tours in Vietnam" totaled less than what was then a normal 13-month tour and that he exited the war zone on the technicality of three minor wounds (unlike Oliver North, who turned down a third Purple Heart so he could stay in Vietnam with his troops). Also, one will read there is some question of how he earned or didn't earn his his Silver Star. He wouldn't be the first wannabe politician who worked to get the "war hero" punch on his own ticket. Donald L. Davis, Evans, Ga.

Dems have poor terrorism record
Bill Maxwell's article ("Bush's great leadership is a myth," March 10) is more fantasy than reality. Under the Democrats, America was attacked four times - the World Trade Center once, two embassies and the USS Cole. The Democrats responded by trying to gut intelligence and defense, bomb an aspirin factory and launch some cruise missiles - period. David G. Brown, Augusta

NAFTA was poor idea, poorly executed
All I have heard for the past year is how many jobs we have lost because of President Bush. Chris Rich, Augusta

Questions linger on Kerry's war record

Amendment is not discriminatory
You've probably heard in the past few weeks the charge that the federal marriage amendment, which would define marriage in the U.S. Constitution as the union of one man and one woman, would write discrimination into our country's founding document. Don't believe it for a second. R. Terry Burton, Augusta

Bush is harming vets' benefits

Help preserve our left-lane creepers
There's news that South Carolina will start giving tickets to drivers who dawdle in the left lane. I surely hope Georgia's fine legislators do not follow this common-sense approach. Steve Kohn, Hephzibah, Ga.

Amendment is not discriminatory

NAFTA was poor idea, poorly executed

Kerry is no national savior

Kerry is no national savior
We happened to be traveling through Mississippi during John Kerry's "Southern stump." The local news media provided good coverage, and one of the articles I read quoted Mr. Kerry as blaming President Bush "for all of the unemployment issues that plague our nation today." Mr. Kerry went on to say that he would take care of that by making sure that Bush had "another job" in the spring. Believe me, if the fix was anywhere near that simple we would all flock to the polls in support Mr. Kerry. Chuck Copenhaver, Aiken, S.C.

Gay marriage promises true equality
Marriage between people of the same sex is the civil rights issue of our present era. The question is uncomplicated and it is at the very heart of the matter. Herbert A. Edney, IV, Augusta

Bush is harming vets' benefits
Again we have a president that has the nerve to send people's sons, daughters, father, mothers and grandparents to war, but he never had guts to go to war himself. Milton Ramos, Hephzibah, Ga.

Larke benefits should be balanced
I am a resident of North Augusta, but a Richmond County property owner, which makes me a taxpayer funding the school system. I think it is a sign of poor management for Charles Larke to say that he could not take vacation because of projects and problems. To me, that just indicates that he is micromanaging and not adept in the art of delegation. R. W. Fuller, North Augusta, S.C.

Why won't Bush tell the truth?
Maybe deception is inherent in the presidency. Richard Nixon lied about Watergate; Ronald Reagan about Iran-Contra; and Bill Clinton about sex. But has any president misled or outright lied to the American people as frequently as George W. Bush? Bush has deceived the American people so often that there now seems to be an entire publishing industry dedicated to documenting his lies and distortions. Brian Gridley, Evans, Ga.

Have stadium honor area veterans
I have a thought-provoking question that I would like to ask. Why does Lake Olmstead Stadium have to be named for an Augusta baseball figure? I feel that the Augusta Commission was correct in its refusal to name this field Cobb Field. David G. Edmiston Sr., Grovetown

Pack commissioners in portables
Once again Augusta commissioners have wavered in the debate over the location of the judicial center. There are several important criteria that should be considered: The location should be cost-effective; the site should be free of environmental hazards; and the site should permit a quick start to construction so the overcrowded conditions at the current location could be relieved in a timely manner. Jim Scarbrough, Augusta

Chairman just wants to discredit Bush
This is in response to the chairman of the Richmond County Democratic Party, Lowell Greenbaum. His theory concerning the actions of the people of Spain ("Spain's voters made right decision after attack," March 21) is too simplistic and fails to explain the entire reason for electing a Socialist. John Conley, Evans, Ga.

Social workers deserve gratitude
March was officially designated National Professional Social Work Month by the White House in 1984. Jo Dye, Evans, Ga. (Editor's note: Ms. Dye is chairwoman of the Augusta Unit of the National Association of Social Workers.)

Technologists eye innovations for next Google

Felines have made their mark in film, literature

Modern-day explorers build spacecraft, could make space trip by summer

Travel briefs

More to sharks than 'Jaws' at Monterey Bay Museym

Lifelong fan finds the magic's still at Disneyland

Easy Media Creator, Nero offer burning answers

Techbits: Numbering chips, Friendly radar and more

On growth's fast track

Online consoles soar while PCs stumble

Gently show talkative girlfriend the door

Metal Gear redux improves on original

High-tech tools pinpoint gunfire, spur collaboration

Google's popularity-based rankings scorned, gamed

On growth's fast track
CECIL, Ga. - This sleepy town 200 miles south of Atlanta has 265 residents, one store, no sewer system and no traffic lights. The motel has been abandoned for nearly 20 years, and though the town owns a police car, it does not employ any officers to drive it.

Easy Media Creator, Nero offer burning answers
It might seem like overkill to spend $100 on software to burn compact discs and DVDs. After all, Windows XP can handle basic CD authoring, while free programs like iTunes and Napster create audio CDs in a snap, and most DVD writers ship with a hodgepodge of video and audio programs anyway.

Google's popularity-based rankings scorned, gamed
NEW YORK -- Once among the top results when using common search terms like "Seattle hotels," the hotel reservation site GotHotel.com has all but disappeared from the Internet.

Felines have made their mark in film, literature
March is said to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. Judging from the chilly weather we had last week, it seems this lion isn't going away just yet. But when you consider the sultry heat that summer brings, that might not be a bad thing.

Online consoles soar while PCs stumble
AUSTIN, Texas -- Only a few years ago, online games still lurked on the fringe of American culture.

Augusta couple needed a big floor plan for their growing family
When ice snapped branches and toppled trees during the winter, Michael and Melissa Lammers' Holly Hill Road neighbors knew the go-to person with their debris. Mr. Lammers likes to chop wood, his wife said.

Metal Gear redux improves on original
Everyone's favorite bandana-wearing, nanomachine-fueled action hero has finally arrived for Nintendo's GameCube.

In the know
To celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day, The Augusta Chronicle, with the help of Rich's-Macy's and Dillard's at Augusta Mall, want to give one lucky mom and dad a head-to-toe makeover.

Modern-day explorers build spacecraft, could make space trip by summer
ST. LOUIS -- The reward is high, but so is the risk as some of the 27 teams pursuing a $10 million prize for the first privately funded manned spaceflight near a goal that once seemed outlandish.

Lifelong fan finds the magic's still at Disneyland
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Disney empire has struggled recently with attacks on CEO Michael Eisner, an unsolicited takeover bid, sour ratings at ABC and complaints that the theme parks are falling into disrepair. But none of that matters to my children or to me when we step into the Magic Kingdom. Indeed, all reality is suspended during those few days we visit Anaheim's Disneyland Resort each summer.

Technologists eye innovations for next Google
NEW YORK -- One company has an idea for how search engines can catalogue the Web more completely. Another believes it can better divine what a searcher wants. Yet another is trying to synch all that with how the human brain works.

More to sharks than 'Jaws' at Monterey Bay Museym
MONTEREY, Calif. -- There is more to sharks than the menacing creature that terrorized swimmers in the 1970s movie "Jaws."

Techbits: Numbering chips, Friendly radar and more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Intel Corp. has a new numbering system for its Pentium and Celeron microprocessors to highlight features beyond speed.

Travel briefs
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Let's say you're standin' on a corner in Winslow, Ariz. What's the "fine sight" you'll see?

High-tech tools pinpoint gunfire, spur collaboration
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Pentagon is rushing into service in Iraq a pair of technologies developed under its advanced research arm: a Humvee-mounted sensor for pinpointing hostile gunfire and a "command post of the future" designed to cut down on combat leaders' travel and streamline decision-making.

Gently show talkative girlfriend the door
Dear Carson: My son has been dating a woman for the past four years, and now she's like family. She's a lovely girl. The only problem is that she talks incessantly and she doesn't know when to go home. When we see her drive up, we all groan. It doesn't matter if breaking news or a special program we've been looking forward to is on television. She drops in and starts talking. It's at least three hours before she leaves. What's the best way to say, "You've overstayed your welcome"? After all this time, is it too late to say anything? Speaking to my son will do not good. He's probably glad to get a break from her talking. - Talked Out

Police investigate man's past

Deadline nears for HOPE reform
ATLANTA - The General Assembly will focus on some of the year's hottest issues this week as the legislative session winds through its final days.

Charges spur finance checks
Mr. Persaud said his department already conducts random checks of city department finances, but that the effort will be stepped up.

Across the area

Aiken polo tournament becomes hit

Wit, court savvy put lawyer on top

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Quindarius Decarlos Ware

The week ahead

Spring tunes

District war may reignite

Officials request more money

Cuts hurt neediest first

Taboos, not laws, prevented most unions

Across South Carolina

Ousted transportation authority director received undue compensation

Testimony in school funding trial causes backlash

Across South Carolina
BAMBERG - The state attorney general's office says it will seek a new misconduct-in-office trial for ex-Denmark mayor Carolyn Davis after a jury could not reach a decision.

McKinney announces bid to reclaim her Congressional seat

Schools reassess safety efforts
In the past two weeks, some Columbia County schools have produced a flurry of police reports, prompting school officials to take a second look at school safety.

Review team offers failing schools help

Rants and Raves
I HAVE A RANT for the management at Savannah River Site. The media were informed that the layoff was delayed but they failed to mention that DOE rejected the layoff twice because the first list didn't include any managers and the second list included too many women and workers over 40. SRS senior managers love layoffs because fewer workers mean bigger bonuses.

Judges, attorneys fear new public defender system will be too costly

Rants and Raves
I HAVE A RANT for the management at Savannah River Site. The media were informed that the layoff was delayed but they failed to mention that DOE rejected the layoff twice because the first list didn't include any managers and the second list included too many women and workers over 40. SRS senior managers love layoffs because fewer workers mean bigger bonuses.

Less rain could mean fewer cases of West Nile

University links troops with families

School faces uncertain future as legislators try to save money

Schools reassess safety efforts

Kid of the day

Case stirs up questions on number of illegal pupils

Man pleads guilty to molesting woman who sought him for psychotherapy

Review team offers failing schools help
AIKEN - Officials at three Allendale County schools deemed unsatisfactory recently received marching orders on how to make their schools better in hopes of improving pupil test scores.

Testimony in school funding trial causes backlash

Lawyer doubts legality of rule
AIKEN - More than 100 people who were arrested last year in a cockfighting raid will challenge the constitutionality of the law used to cite them.

Illegal aliens avoid spotlight

Across the area
An accident in Evans sent an elderly man to the emergency room via air ambulance Saturday.

Five questions
Amelia Ligon answers five questions for The Augusta Chronicle.

MCG patient receives surprise party
A little less than a year ago, Medical College of Georgia Hospital surgeons cut open the back of Malik McCuller's head and removed a brain tumor.

Cuts hurt neediest first
Cole Raulerson scooted up to a cabinet and began pulling out DVDs and tossing them to the floor. His mother, Mary, was overjoyed.

University links troops with families
Jeanna Caraway had the opportunity Saturday to see her husband, Daniel, for the first time since he was deployed to Iraq on June 2.

Man accused of trying to kill wildlife officers

Interracial couples often have to face subtleties of racism
Bart and Marcella Harper have a running joke between them. It goes, "Them's yo' people."

The week ahead
There's nothing, and I mean nothing, that says spring for me like the crack of a bat, the sweet sound of a ball smacking against a well-worn leather mitt and a savory arc of tobacco juice finding a home in the outfield grass.

District war may reignite
ATLANTA - The ink is barely dry on Georgia's new legislative district maps, but already lawmakers are debating how long these boundaries will last.

Testimony in school funding trial causes backlash
RAINS, S.C. --Testimony from school superintendents and principals in a lawsuit challenging the way the state funds public schools has triggered backlash in some communities.

Illegal aliens avoid spotlight
NEW ELLENTON - Several miles past the posh Cedar Creek neighborhood, a well-known enclave that caters to wealthy retirees along Banks Mill Road, is a dusty street called Michoacan.

Ousted transportation authority director received undue compensation
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The former chief executive officer of the Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority received $12,166 more in salary than was called for in his contract, according to a review of documents by The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News.

Wit, court savvy put lawyer on top
Nice guys don't always finish last.

Testimony in school funding trial causes backlash
RAINS, S.C. --Testimony from school superintendents and principals in a lawsuit challenging the way the state funds public schools has triggered backlash in some communities.

Five questions

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use

Group begins campaign to pass stronger seat-belt laws
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A group of businesses and organizations trying to curb the number of people killed on South Carolina's roadways has begun an Internet and newspaper ad campaign.

Interracial couples often have to face subtleties of racism

Less rain could mean fewer cases of West Nile
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- As the weather warms across South Carolina, health officials are bracing for another round of the West Nile virus.

Republicans called to unity at convention

School faces uncertain future as legislators try to save money
McCORMICK, S.C. -- Tucked away behind tall pines in rural South Carolina is a school that receives more than $43,000 per student in state funding - nearly 25 times what any other school in the state receives.

Lawyer doubts legality of rule

McKinney announces bid to reclaim her Congressional seat
DECATUR, Ga. -- Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who claimed "malicious crossover voting" by Repubicans caused her defeat two years ago, announced Saturday that she will try to reclaim the 4th Congressional District seat now held by Denise Majette.

MCG patient receives surprise party

Man accused of trying to kill wildlife officers
LAGRANGE, Ga. -- A man accused of plotting to have two wildlife rangers killed was arrested along with another man as they allegedly were burglarizing a state Department of Natural Resources office in Troup County, authorities said.

Kid of the Day

Judges, attorneys fear new public defender system will be too costly
MOULTRIE, Ga. -- Some Georgia judges, prosecutors and district attorneys are concerned that the state's new indigent defense system will prove too costly for local taxpayers, and their respective counties are looking for ways to opt out of the program.

Facility gets visit from Navy secretary

Highlights of the new Georgia House and Senate district maps:
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Man pleads guilty to molesting woman who sought him for psychotherapy
LaGRANGE, Ga. -- An Alabama man who falsely claimed to be a psychotherapist has pleaded guilty to charges that he sexually molested a woman who had sought him for counseling.

Across the area

Former bank clerk pleads guilty to embezzlement
ROME, Ga. -- A former bank clerk has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges that she embezzled more than a quarter of a million dollars from her employer.

Case stirs up questions on number of illegal pupils
AIKEN - Griselda Lopez, 15, the honor student at Silver Bluff High School who faces deportation to Mexico, has known she was an illegal immigrant since she was in elementary school, but she said she kept her status a secret for as long as she could.

Murder witness sentenced to 10 years
NEWNAN, Ga. -- A man who witnessed the murders of a dairy farmer and his son 14 years ago but failed to report it to authorities has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Aiken polo tournament becomes hit
AIKEN - There were plenty of questions Saturday about how the sport of polo, the new final leg of Aiken's Triple Crown, is played and officiated.

Cordele house fire cause, victims identified
CORDELE, Ga. -- A weekend house fire that killed a grandmother and three children began when grease on a stove ignited, Cordele fire officials said.

Police investigate man's past
ANDERSON, S.C. - It seems just about anybody in Anderson can recall meeting Jonathan Craig Marcy.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Olivia "Livy" Taylor Huff, 16 months, of Augusta.

Across Georgia
LAGRANGE - A man accused of plotting to have two wildlife rangers killed was arrested along with another man as they allegedly were burglarizing a state Department of Natural Resources office in Troup County, authorities said.

Across the area
Emergency crews were kept busy Sunday afternoon cleaning up broken glass, towing cars and taking people to hospitals from separate wrecks on both sides of the Bobby Jones Expressway near Wrightsboro Road.

Facility gets visit from Navy secretary
As the U.S. military considers how to cut nearly one-quarter of its bases, sailors and soldiers at the Navy Supply Corps School on Prince Avenue in Athens hope that a high-profile visit means the right people are watching out for the 50-year-old school.

Across the southeast
PAINTSVILLE, KY. - Weekend fires that damaged two eastern Kentucky churches were being investigated as possible arson, authorities said Sunday.

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Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - The former chief executive officer of the Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority received $12,166 more in salary than was called for in his contract, according to a review of documents by The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News.

Test couples report stares, but no racism
So what's it like to be an interracial couple in Augusta? That was the question we asked ourselves at The Augusta Chronicle when the responses to one of our survey questions suggested that most people in Augusta had no problem with couples of different races.

Across Georgia
NEWNAN - A man who witnessed the murders of a dairy farmer and his son 14 years ago but did not report them to authorities has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Taboos, not laws, prevented most unions
Blacks and whites have been falling in love in America since the arrival of the first Europeans and African slaves.

Spring tunes
Todd Edmunds takes advantage of the warm weather and sunshine by practicing his bass near the blooming azaleas along Riverwalk Augusta. Mr. Edmunds has been playing bass for seven years and likes to play jazz. He says he's looking for a new band to play with.

Shaw's future in jeopardy
SUMTER, S.C. - South Carolina officials are scrambling to keep Shaw Air Force Base out of target range as the Pentagon draws up its largest-ever base closure list for 2005.

Officials request more money
Four sites, one judicial center and as much as $40,000 now recommended for environmental studies and possible legal fees.

Island gauntlet: The par-3 17th
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The undisputed favorite of every Players Championship is not Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh or Adam Scott.

Scott is part Tiger, part Shark
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Golf has been waiting for the next Tiger Woods to rise from the cradle. Australians have been waiting for the next Greg Norman.

Finally! My wife's new diet is one I can handle
My wife told me she was starting a new diet, which meant that, by the Geneva Convention Rules of Marriage, I would be starting a new diet. I was scared.

Coens hit remake trail with black comedy update
LOS ANGELES -- Some filmmakers tiptoe around the word "remake." Others delicately suggest their film is not so much a remake as a "revisitation or reimagining," afraid of being scorned for filching someone else's ideas.

Q&A With Neil Fanning, the voice of 'Scooby-Doo'

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

'Scooby-Doo 2" scares up No. 1 debut with $30.7 million

Coens hit remake trail with black comedy update

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Q&A With Neil Fanning, the voice of 'Scooby-Doo'
LOS ANGELES -- Neil Fanning looks like the kind of fearsome tough guy who would make Scooby-Doo exclaim "Ruh-roh!" and scamper away.

'Scooby-Doo 2" scares up No. 1 debut with $30.7 million
LOS ANGELES -- The Mystery Inc. ghostbusters might have to cut their budget for Scooby snacks.

Sound Bites: Audio Reviews
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Sound Bites: Audio Reviews

Texas singer uses his medical struggle to reach others
DALLAS -- The title cut from Clay Walker's latest album, "A Few Questions," asks: "How in this world can we put a man on the moon and still have a need for a place like St. Jude's?"

Eric Clapton pays tribute to Robert Johnson
NEW YORK -- Of course, Eric Clapton remembers the first time he heard Robert Johnson's music.

Eric Clapton pays tribute to Robert Johnson

Texas singer uses his medical struggle to reach others

NASCAR notebook
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Brian Vickers had the fastest car in the final practice session Saturday for the Food City 500. He was clocked at 122.968 mph.

Truex grabs Busch victory

Busch wins third straight at Bristol

Truex grabs Busch victory
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Martin Truex Jr. won his first NASCAR Busch Series race Saturday, pulling away after a restart nine laps from the finish in the Sharpie Professional 250, which ended in confusion and anger at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Busch refuses to give up lead

McMurray loses car

NASCAR notebook

Busch wins third straight at Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kurt Busch turned a bad decision and an underpowered, ill-handling car into another victory.

Busch refuses to give up lead
BRISTOL, Tenn. - By disobeying a direct order from his crew chief to stop for new tires, Kurt Busch couldn't blame anyone else if he didn't win Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

McMurray loses car
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Jamie McMurray will start this afternoon's Food City 500 as the 19th-ranked driver in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series standings. And since the top 10 drivers after 26 races move into the "Chase for the Championship," McMurray is starting to look for a loophole into the championship race.

What a night! James' 41 and 13 lift Cavs

What a night! James' 41 and 13 lift Cavs
CLEVELAND -- In a season of amazing achievement, LeBron James reached a new high. Put simply, he played his finest game when his team needed it the most.

Hawks preparing for future without Nelson
PHILADELPHIA -- This was not how Jameer Nelson wanted to end his career, sitting on the court staring blankly while another team celebrated around him.

Hawks preparing for future without Nelson

UConn eyes record fifth straight Final Four
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Diana Taurasi's last game in Connecticut could produce a first for women's basketball.

Duke ousts Xavier
ATLANTA -- Too much history. Too much Duke.

Upstart Alabama finally meets its match against UConn
PHOENIX -- Upstart Alabama played the country's second-toughest schedule and beat some of college basketball's most high-profile programs in reaching a regional final for the first time. The Crimson Tide was finally overmatched against Connecticut.

Oklahoma State fans celebrate dream of making it to Final Four
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Even the sixth time around, John Lucas' 3-pointer drew a huge ovation.

Completing the Final Four
Jarrett Jack had a career game and Georgia Tech is in the Final Four for the first time since 1990.

Vick's life gets back into game

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Overtime

Swimmers hot over decision to scrap Olympic pool roof

Serena Williams improves to 2-0 in comeback

Overtime

Garzon-Elkins up to challenge

Area sports announcmenets

Kwan, Cohen need to up the ante to challenge

Williams concerned about Olympics terrorism threat
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Serena Williams says the threat of terrorism at the Athens Olympics might keep her home, even though she wants to compete there.

Kwan, Cohen need to up the ante to challenge
DORTMUND, Germany -- If Michelle Kwan and Sasha Cohen want to beat the Japanese next year, they need to make more difficult jumps - especially if there's a new judging system.

Overtime
In Atlanta, Reggie Ball completed 11 of 19 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown, and Chris Woods had a 77-yard touchdown run in Georgia Tech's first scrimmage of spring drills.

Swimmers hot over decision to scrap Olympic pool roof
Erik Vendt plans to dive into the Olympic pool in Athens five months from now and swim harder than most people ever will for nearly a mile. He can only hope he makes it.

Serena Williams improves to 2-0 in comeback
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Needing one point to complete a narrow victory, Serena Williams charged the net and lunged in vain for a shot that sent her sprawling to the concrete.

Garzon-Elkins up to challenge
Martha Garzon-Elkins still feels the competitive fires that she thought were buried deep inside.

Overtime
USC Aiken used an 11 run first inning to blow out West Virginia State 15-4 in college baseball action.

Area sports announcmenets
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Burger King team triumphs
AIKEN - Team Burger King captured the University of South Carolina Aiken's inaugural polo tournament Saturday, riding a strong performance from MVP Carlos Gonzalez.

Outdoors calendar

Youngster nabs first turkey

Outdoors calendar
FRIDAY-SATURDAY: A primitive weapons hunt for turkey will be held at the Corps of Engineers Bussey Point Management Area. Hunts are limited to 10 hunters per day, chosen at random. Applications are due by March 19. Call (800) 533-3478, ext. 1159 for details.

Youngster nabs first turkey
This huge gobbler must have looked as big as a golf cart to 12-year-old Ryan Crouch, who bagged his first big turkey during an opening day hunt with his dad, Stan Crouch, on Sat., March 20.

Crappie fishing entices anglers
Crappie are gregarious, social creatures - and so are the anglers who pursue them.

Republicans called to unity at convention
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- With a contentious U.S. Senate primary under way, Republicans at the state party convention were asked Saturday to stay unified.

Fayetteville Seventy-First's Pringle named AP women's player of year
RALEIGH, N.C. -- LaToya Pringle's preparation and talent came to the forefront during the biggest games For Fayetteville Seventy-First. Now she has another award to show for it.

Trinity's King named AP men's player of year
RALEIGH, N.C. -- When Josh King isn't playing basketball, he's watching it on television. When he's not doing that, he's officiating an over-30 basketball league for the Archdale Parks & Recreation Department.

North Augusta coach calls it quits
There's a time in every coach's life where the whistle wrapped around the neck and shoulders gets a little too tight. Former North Augusta boys basketball coach Keith Arrington felt that way after the end of this season, his fifth, at the school. He resigned as the team's coach, citing personal reasons.

Vick's life gets back into game
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Giving props to rap superstar Jay-Z, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick describes his life today as a gift and a curse.

Crappie fishing entices anglers

Island gauntlet: The par-3 17th

Scott is part Tiger, part Shark

Craig Kilborn has a little list to mark fifth year on 'Late Late Show'
LOS ANGELES -- Every night, Craig Kilborn asks a guest to answer five questions on his CBS talk show.

The king of Thursday night is expanding his empire

Jackson's breasts were a center of attention for Letterman before
NEW YORK -- Call it a foreshadowing: The last time Janet Jackson appeared on David Letterman's "Late Show," her breasts were the center of attention.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
LOS ANGELES -- Ten years ago, the acclaimed documentary "Hoop Dreams" explored family, sports and society through the experiences of two high school basketball players.

The return of Eyewitness News

The king of Thursday night is expanding his empire
NEW YORK -- Every Friday morning when the Nielsen numbers come in for the night before, Mark Burnett's credentials as one of the most powerful creative forces in television grow stronger.

Would-be magnates want to hear 'You're hired!'

The return of Eyewitness News
NEW YORK -- In a control room above Times Square, an eight-member production team sits before a bank of video monitors, intent on the two anchors sitting in the adjoining studio.

Would-be magnates want to hear 'You're hired!'
SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. -- During the 12 hours he spent waiting in line to try out for "The Apprentice," Robert Levine was courteous to his rivals, even holding their spots during bathroom breaks.

Craig Kilborn has a little list to mark fifth year on 'Late Late Show'

Notable off-screen and on-screen Hollywood couples

Ben & Jen are back, but it's Affleck's show with 'Jersey Girl'

Lady luck aids Bulldogs
ATHENS, Ga. - After all they've been through this season - injuries, slumps and the Kara Braxton saga - if any team in the Sweet 16 was deserving of a little bit of luck it was Georgia.

Lady luck aids Bulldogs

Gamecocks avoid sweep

Gamecocks avoid sweep
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Matt Campbell scattered five hits and South Carolina batters hit seven doubles and three consecutive home runs to defeat Arkansas 10-2 Sunday.

Oldest bank robber got late start in crime

He was a big man

Oldest known bank robber in U.S. history did it for fun