Books about words - Latin words, crosswords and foolish words

Broadway divas to join the New York Philharmonic for 'Candide'

Bunches of bunny books to fill an Easter basket

'A Meal Observed' is satisfying fare
In Paris, on a July evening in 1999, an American couple who seldom eat out embarked upon an incredible adventure - a culinary one.

Broadway divas to join the New York Philharmonic for 'Candide'
NEW YORK -- Two of Broadway's reigning musical-theater divas, Kristin Chenoweth and Patti LuPone, will join forces with the New York Philharmonic next month for a semi-staged, complete performance of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide."

Author avoids writer's block to write a book about it
Battling her own postpartum mood disorder drove Massachusetts neurologist Alice W. Flaherty back to her pen and keyboard.

A 'dew breaker' tries to escape his violent past

Bunches of bunny books to fill an Easter basket
Signs of spring abound - including rapidly multiplying rabbits! So how is one little bunny, in fact, the littlest bunny in a very big family, going to make his presence known?

Author avoids writer's block to write a book about it

A 'dew breaker' tries to escape his violent past
After two centuries of violent politics and economic tragedy in Haiti, the path of emigration from that small Caribbean nation is well-worn. Many Haitians flee primarily to escape the explosive cycle of government succession, the choking grasp of poverty or a vengeful regime.

Rare show of treasures from Boy King's tomb opens in Switzerland
BASEL, Switzerland -- He succeeded to the throne as a child and died while still in his teens. He would have been a mere footnote in history, but the sensational discovery of his tomb made him the most famous ruler in an empire that lasted more than 3,500 years.

Rare show of treasures from Boy King's tomb opens in Switzerland

'Simpsons' Star Yeardley Smith starts speaking for herself
NEW YORK -- Yeardley Smith almost turned down the audition for a role that changed her life. It was just so hard imagining that providing a voice for an animated kid named Lisa Simpson would lead to anything.

'Simpsons' Star Yeardley Smith starts speaking for herself

Books about words - Latin words, crosswords and foolish words
The last word in new books is books about words - words that will help you finish a crossword puzzle, speak Latin, use proper grammar, or say something without saying it at all.

Fans flock to new park

Padres feel they can compete
SAN DIEGO - Hey, remember the San Diego Padres?

Drug-test samples from Bonds, others exist
SAN FRANCISCO - The samples from drug tests taken last year by Barry Bonds and six other baseball players have not been destroyed and can be retested to determine if the players used a designer drug at the center of an alleged steroid-distribution ring, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Lawyer: Government trying to make example of Bonds
NEW YORK -- Barry Bonds' lawyer believes the federal government is singling out the San Francisco Giants slugger in the Bay Area steroids scandal.

Pitcher struck in head by line drive

Selig says drug-testing agreement was best owners could get
WASHINGTON -- Baseball owners got the best drug-testing plan they could negotiate without a work stoppage two years ago, according to commissioner Bud Selig.

Fans flock to new park
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia got almost everything it wanted in the first game at its new home - except for a win.

Cold temps, hot topics: Now this is opening day

All eyes focus on Red Sox ace
BALTIMORE - The first game of the 2004 baseball season on American soil features the debut of two managers, the unveiling of the Baltimore Orioles' overhauled lineup and the start of another quest by the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series.

Cold temps, hot topics: Now this is opening day
Forget those games in Tokyo last week. They didn't matter much to most fans, anyway.

Pitcher struck in head by line drive
JUPITER, Fla. - New York Mets pitcher Al Leiter was hit in the head by a line drive Saturday and taken to a hospital for X-Rays on his skull.

Lawyer: Government trying to make example of Bonds

Padres feel they can compete

Rocket scientist and right-hander Szuminski is MIT's first big leaguer

All eyes focus on Red Sox ace

Rocket scientist and right-hander Szuminski is MIT's first big leaguer
SAN DIEGO -- He's a rocket scientist and a right-hander. Ladies and gentlemen, wearing No. 58 for the San Diego Padres, Jason Szuminski, the first MIT graduate to reach the major leagues.

Augusta offers a few mysteries to its annual visitors

Odds and ends
Louis Paul Kadlecek, 21, who had never even been in an airplane before, broke into a hangar at an airport near Lake Jackson, Texas, on Feb. 29, and, using trial-and-error, got a Cessna 172 airborne for about a mile, intending to fly to Mexico, before slamming into power lines.

Atlanta will face season without marquee players
ATLANTA - To place the Atlanta Braves' 12-year reign atop their division in perspective, one must first rewind time and glance at baseball's headlines in 1991, when the Braves won their first division title.

Atlanta sets its 25-man roster Braves set final roster

Thomson learning control is key to success
ATLANTA -- John Thomson will enter the season as the Atlanta Braves' No. 3 starter, but he pitched in spring training like he's ready to establish himself as a star.

Thomson learning control is key to success

Atlanta will face season without marquee players

Atlanta sets its 25-man roster Braves set final roster
ATLANTA - Pitcher Trey Hodges, infielder Wilson Betemit and outfielder Damon Hollins were optioned to Triple-A Richmond on Saturday as the Atlanta Braves set their 25-man roster for Tuesday night's season opener against the New York Mets.

Arison marks 25 years leading world's biggest cruise company
ABOARD THE QUEEN MARY 2 -- Thirty-two years ago, Micky Arison was aboard Carnival Cruise Lines' first-ever voyage. The trip had a rocky start - the decade-old Mardi Gras got stuck on a sandbar off Miami.

Georgia falls behind in small-business grants
Georgia is ranked 23rd in the country for federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grant and contract awards, placing the Peach State behind states with lower populations and fewer high-tech firms and resources.

On the move
l Darryl Leech, the general manager of Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, has been promoted to vice president of Azalea Development Corp. Mr. Leech, a certified hospitality professional, has 26 years of industry experience and opened the Radisson Riverfront in 1992 and the adjoining Country Inns and Suites by Carlson in 2001.

On the move

Outline case for promotion in letter to boss
Dear Mr. Walberg: How should I approach my boss for what I believe is a well-deserved raise and promotion? I was hired as "office help." Two weeks later, my immediate supervisor was fired, and I began doing his job as office manager. I was flown to our corporate office within two days for intensive training and have been doing the job of office manager for five months, but my salary is still at "office help" level. I want proper recognition and a raise. - E-mail from F.K., city unknown

Green grows again

Male consumers usually shop alone, data indicate
NEW YORK - The male consumer - whether married or single - seems to be increasingly shopping alone. And not all of them shop alike.

Business briefs

Green grows again
The tents are up, the bars are stocked, the food is ready and the tickets are in hand: Corporate hospitality money for this week's Masters Tournament has all been spent.

Family's approach to business brings success

Business briefs
Many organizations now use telephone interviewing during the hiring practice.

Business lease can stop renter in tracks

Brand-new world

HVAC techs needed ASAP

Boomers' love of wine propels U.S. industry
NEW YORK -- When Gregg Wurdeman wants a glass of wine with dinner, he has a big selection at his fingertips. His new custom-built house includes a special wine refrigerator that holds up to 175 bottles.

Boomers' love of wine propels U.S. industry

Business calendar
April 17: Legal Nurse Consulting; organizational meeting for the Greater Augusta Chapter; 801 Broad St, Suite 501; noon; Interested registered nurses, call Lessie Chapman at 860-1106

Business briefs

Family's approach to business brings success
EDITOR'S NOTE: Under the Radar is an occasional Sunday series spotlighting successful entrepreneurs whose business ventures often go unnoticed.

Outline case for promotion in letter to boss

Brand-new world
CHICAGO - Cendant Corp. is the biggest company you've probably never heard of. Even its executives acknowledge that.

Japan joins global pressures on Microsoft's might

Business lease can stop renter in tracks
NEW YORK - For many small-business owners, signing a commercial real estate lease for the first time can be a rude awakening.

Have computer, will travel - online travel bookings soar

HVAC techs needed ASAP
DALLAS - The heat is on for contractors who need qualified air-conditioning mechanics, even if the weather isn't sizzling.

Microcredit - a revolution for the poor
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- The father of a banking revolution that has helped millions of poor people says his "eureka moment" came while chatting to a shy woman weaving bamboo stools with calloused fingers.

84 Lumber builds professionally
EIGHTY FOUR, Pa. - Just over a decade ago, the founder of 84 Lumber decided to change course when he saw fast-growing home improvement chains siphoning off business.

Bangladeshi 'telephone ladies' show a trickle-down effect at work
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- They help seal deals, find out the price of shrimp in rival fishing villages and even mediate marriage ceremonies from across the seas.

Business briefs
BUMMED BY BAD NEWS: Between the jobless economic recovery and widespread outsourcing, it can seem mighty bleak for those hunting for a new job.

Arison marks 25 years leading world's biggest cruise company

Japan joins global pressures on Microsoft's might
TOKYO -- The surprise raid by Japanese anti-monopoly authorities' on Microsoft Corp.'s Tokyo offices was impeccably timed- barely a month before the European Union slapped a $613 million fine on the company.

Business calendar

Bangladeshi 'telephone ladies' show a trickle-down effect at work

Microcredit - a revolution for the poor

Have computer, will travel - online travel bookings soar
CHICAGO -- Marquita Hynes turned to online travel after a co-worker kept raving about the benefits of going it alone in trip planning. Now she can reel off her own list of Internet travel coups.

Officials-in-waiting cost taxpayers

Officials-in-waiting cost taxpayers
T. Cosnahan is a CPA, a CFE, a DBFA and a CGFM, all of which means he's well qualified in his field and can fetch a tidy per-hour sum for his work. He gives the city a break, though, for internal auditing work, billing at 80 percent of his usual $165-an-hour fee.

Grand slam lifts Tigers

Grand slam lifts Tigers
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Brad McCann hit a grand slam during a six-run seventh inning that lifted Clemson to a 8-2 win over Maryland on Sunday.

Strong get stronger in women's college hoops

Blue Devils will have to find new leader in '05

Connecticut's AD watches both of school's semifinal victories

UConn, Tennessee meet for women's title

Rivalry taken to bigger stage

After 15 years, Ohio woman gets to game

Tennessee tops LSU, advances to women's final

A rising czar?
Russia's Central Election Commission has finally got around to verifying that Vladimir Putin was officially re-elected president last March 14 with more than 70 percent of the vote.

Not blowing smoke
Here's some good advice from the medical community for parents who smoke around their kids: Quit your smoking and buy a pet or two instead.

A boost for kids' safety
At the outset of the General Assembly session in January, political rivals Gov. Sonny Perdue, a Republican, and Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor, a Democrat, agreed to work together to, at long last, get a child endangerment bill passed. Georgia was the only state in the nation without such a law.

As good as it gets

A rising czar?

'Insourcing'

As good as it gets
If you could start a tradition of kicking off each spring with an event so big, so special and so revered that it became known the world over - and attracted guests from all over the world - communities all over creation would be after you to share the secret of your success.

Not blowing smoke

'Insourcing'
They're right. Bad news travels fast.

Some money managers find value in "sin" stocks

Some money managers find value in "sin" stocks
NEW YORK -- Whether the economy is soaring or sinking, chances are good that someone, somewhere, is bellying up to a bar, lighting a cigarette or testing their luck at a slot machine. On Wall Street, the habits we find hardest to break are considered exceptionally reliable investments.

Cash-only doctors are in demand by patients
RENTON, Wash. -- When Chuck O'Brien visits his doctor, they talk about his aches and pains, his heart problems and his diet, but never about his health insurance.

Cash-only doctors are in demand by patients

Something's fishy about this photo

Something's fishy about this photo
Everyone's heard tales of giant catfish seen by scuba divers deep within our rivers and reservoirs. But do you ever see photos? Of course not.

Patience pays off: Bynum a Final Four hero
SAN ANTONIO -- Will Bynum was fuming.

Miami edges Georgia Tech
ATLANTA -- Ryan Braun had four hits and Brian Barton drove in four runs to lead Miami to a 16-13 victory over Georgia Tech in the rubber game of a three-game series on Sunday.

Transferring his allegiance: Nelson now rooting for Huskies, sted Tech
SAN ANTONIO -- Ed Nelson can deal with being stuck in the Alamodome seats despite practicing all season against Emeka Okafor. He can handle having to root against former roommate Luke Schenscher.

Jackets use outside-inside route to final
SAN ANTONIO - Georgia Tech came out with a different strategy against Oklahoma State, and the Yellow Jackets kept on adjusting during their 67-65 win Saturday.

Bynum sends Jackets to final
SAN ANTONIO - Surprising Georgia Tech sure is making a name for itself at this Final Four.

Transferring his allegiance: Nelson now rooting for Huskies, sted Tech

Patience pays off: Bynum a Final Four hero

Miami edges Georgia Tech

Rookie Johnson wins BellSouth Classic

Interpretations aside, Venturi says Palmer not a cheat

Spain's Jimenez wins Algarve Open
PORTIMAO, Portugal -- Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez shot a 5-under-par 67 Sunday for a two-shot victory at the Algarve Open.

Johnson nears first win
DULUTH, Ga. - Zach Johnson's gallery grew with each hole at the BellSouth Classic on Saturday, as more and more golf fans became enamored with his scrambling style and steel will.

Spain's Jimenez wins Algarve Open

Darkness falls on 2nd round
Matt Hendrix raced against the falling sun Saturday to complete his second round.

Rookie Johnson wins BellSouth Classic
DULUTH, Ga. -- Zach Johnson coasted through 10 holes before the trouble started. After getting five birdies earlier, simply making par was difficult.

Johnson nears first win

Sorenstam gets 50th career victory
LOS ANGELES -- The milestone victory was typical Annika Sorenstam.

Talbert defends for third straight title

The calm before the storm

Putting to determine Haas' fate
Editor's note: Jay Haas, a 28-year PGA Tour veteran, is compiling a daily diary on his experiences in the 68th Masters Tournament. Haas, 50, has three top-10 finishes this season on the PGA Tour and is 22nd on the money list. The Greenville, S.C., resident is sharing his thoughts with staff writer David Westin.

Slick greens are the key
The numbers don't lie. For a player to win the Masters Tournament, he has to have a great week on Augusta National Golf Club's slick and undulating bent grass greens.

Interpretations aside, Venturi says Palmer not a cheat
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Ken Venturi still believes Arnold Palmer did not follow the rules when he won the 1958 Masters, but he took issue Sunday with headlines that portrayed him accusing Palmer of cheating.

Talbert defends for third straight title
The challenge at the Drive, Chip and Putt Junior Challenge presented by the Golf Channel on Saturday afternoon wasn't the driving, the chipping or the putting. It was watching the boys grind away, trying to keep up with two fantastic young girls from North Augusta.

Putting to determine Haas' fate

Darkness falls on 2nd round

The calm before the storm
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta National is rarely as peaceful as the Sunday before the Masters.

Sorenstam gets 50th career victory

Slick greens are the key

Devils claim first place

January slump doomed otherwise bright season for Thrashers
ATLANTA -- One year ago, when the young Atlanta Thrashers ended their season on an upswing, optimism was so high that general manager Don Waddell proclaimed, "I wish we had another month left."

January slump doomed otherwise bright season for Thrashers

Devils claim first place
BOSTON - Martin Brodeur stopped 38 shots, and Scott Niedermayer and Patrik Elias each had a goal and two assists on Saturday as the New Jersey Devils beat the Boston Bruins, 5-2, and moved into first place in the Atlantic Division.

Augusta offers a few mysteries to its annual visitors
Every year, Augusta entertains its Masters Tournament visitors. And every year, those of us who live here are faced with the usual challenge: How do you explain this place where we live?

James Brown's wife hopes for reconciliation
Despite the legal and personal complications stemming from James Brown's Jan. 28 arrest on domestic violence charges, allegations of a still-standing previous marriage and being asked to leave her husband's current Australian tour, Tomi Rae says she still loves her husband.

Masters tickets available at inflated prices
Ticketholders lining Washington Road this morning were asking as much as $200 per practice round ticket, almost eight times the face value of $28.

Motorists jam roads to the Masters
The usual Masters Monday traffic gridlock got worse this morning when a car jumped the curb near Augusta National Golf Club and ran into a tent where high school students were participating in a fund-raiser, officials said.

Intersection needs turn lane
I travel Evans-to-Locks Road regularly. When proceeding east at the intersection with Furys Ferry Road, there is no right-turn lane. There is one westbound at that intersection, and traffic flow is much better westbound. As it is now, the area in which to turn right is very rough. There are potholes and dirt. Fifty yards of paving would allow 2,000 vehicles per day to turn right while through traffic waits for the green light. R.W. Edwards, Evans

Cain can make things happen
With all the buzz about Bush, Kerry, Nader and the effect of terrorism, it's easy to forget how much effect we can have over the process. The Senate race this year is one place. ... Peggy Heatherman Kageleiry, Augusta

Don't forget another hoops champ
Your editorial in Tuesday's Augusta Chronicle ("Basketball country") is great news for Georgia and Alabama basketball fans. However, you have failed to recognize at least one other team that plays basketball in these two states. The Lady Saints of North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, Ga., won the 2004 Georgia-Carolina Conference Tournament, then went to the Final Eight in the 2004 Division I National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. They deserve mention for their achievement as well. P.J. Rodgers, Martinez

Respond firmly to Fallujah attack
Our response to the atrocity in Fallujah, Iraq, should be so overwhelmingly powerful as to cause terrorists worldwide to cower in fear anytime they contemplate attacking Americans anywhere. Robert B. Rackliffe, Belvedere, S.C.

President is Christian, too
Anne Cook says God is nonpolitical ("Question politics, but not religious faith," March 31 letter). Rightfully so, Ms. Cook states that the most important priorities in our lives are Jesus Christ, our family and our country. Frank Lane, Evans

Put occupation to Iraqi vote
The recent worldwide demonstrations commemorating America's involvement in Iraq leaves me wondering if similar demonstrations might have been held in the late 1930s or early '40s. I'm sure Germany, Italy and later Japan were not keen on a U.S. involvement in what became World War II. Bob Groothand, Augusta

Race relations still need work

Larke sets a bad example
For the past few weeks, The Augusta Chronicle has run a number of articles concerning the Richmond County Board of Education and Dr. Charles Larke's pay/vacation. Richard Stuhler, Augusta

Thanks for helping Juan's Law

Thanks for helping Juan's Law
I am taking this time to thank you for helping me keep Juan's story and Juan's Law alive to the people of Georgia. I often think of how you could have easily looked the other way, but instead you gave a very big helping hand to a much-needed cause. Jacqueline Boatwright, Augusta (Editor's note: Juan's Law, introduced as Senate Bill 24 in the 2004 Georgia General Assembly, would require Georgia day care centers to obtain liability insurance or notify parents that they don't have it. Juan suffered brain damage after falling into a mop bucket at a licensed, but uninsured, day care center.)

Race relations still need work
I have written The Augusta Chronicle many times about the important role that newspapers play in determining the racial harmony or lack thereof in their communities. I also said that The Chronicle is failing miserably in this area. Now, just maybe, someone there at The Chronicle is listening. Hallelujah, because your history in this area has left much to be desired! James Walton, Augusta

Respond firmly to Fallujah attack

Terrorism book is chilling
Richard Clarke's finger-pointing in his book Against All Enemies sounds like an Orwellian script from a John Frankenheimer or Stanley Kubrick movie. No wonder the White House is agitated. Mr. Clarke has just opened up a very terrifying scenario that might expose the real power behind the Bush administration as a triumvirate of Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his eminence grise, Paul Wolfowitz. Joaquin Godoy, Aiken, S.C.

Iraq has become big mess
Can you imagine where the war on terrorism would be today if all the special forces that went to Iraq had remained in Afghanistan, all the billions of dollars we spent and continue to spend on Iraq went to finding Osama bin Laden or for homeland security, and all the goodwill of all the other countries in the world remained with our efforts instead of antagonizing some of our key allies? Donavon Reimche, Augusta

Intersection needs turn lane

Bush's lies are much more costly
I have recently seen several letters in your paper "justifying" President Bush's lies about weapons of mass destruction by saying that President Clinton also lied. Stephanie Wilson, Evans

Put occupation to Iraqi vote

Rehatched virtual pet can mate - but are still monochrome

Trench coats splashing brightly into springtime

Sports trainers see influx of young, highly skilled athletes

Tip of the week: Moving furniture

Explaining Einstein's genius at science museum exhibit

Libraries attract readers online

Decorate deck for functional summer fun

Southern style

Q&A: Decorative lighting

Wedding season marked by bullets, butterflies

Study: People pick purebred dogs that resemble them

Mirrors reflect your tastes

Ninja Gaiden harder than ever

Penny-pinching can reduce energy bills

Travel briefs

Video golf game stays the course

Historic New Orleans cemetery gets makeover

Mirrors reflect your tastes
There is something magical about mirrors. From an infant's first gleeful look at her cherubic visage to a teenager's final glimpse before heading out on a first date, mirrors are a constant in our lives.

Travel briefs
WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of decorated Easter eggs from eastern Europe are on display through May 8 at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington.

Explaining Einstein's genius at science museum exhibit
BOSTON -- Before wandering through the Museum of Science with her father and younger sister this week, 7-year-old Emma Boardman had barely heard of Albert Einstein.

Ninja Gaiden harder than ever
Twitchy-fingered gamers wanting something ridiculously tough need look no further than "Ninja Gaiden."

Decorate deck for functional summer fun
I have to concede that it didn't take long for me to convince my decorating partner, Matt Fox, that decorating an outdoor space was a good idea. You only have to see one before-and-after scenario, and you're hooked.

Sports trainers see influx of young, highly skilled athletes
In athletics, the difference between first place and going home empty-handed can be measured in seconds, inches or shots.

Rehatched virtual pet can mate - but are still monochrome
TOKYO -- Every parent knows how exhausting it can be answering newborn babies' every beck and call: the constant feedings, diaper changes and rocking them to sleep while they wail.

Wedding season marked by bullets, butterflies
It's wedding season again. You can tell because the average bridal magazine weighs more than the average bride.

Q&A: Decorative lighting
Q. Sylvia asks: We will be remodeling our home soon and plan to make some major improvements with the artificial lighting. We have read a number of articles in home improvement magazines about lighting and that it can have significant impact on the finished product. What should we know about home lighting before we proceed with our remodeling?

Libraries attract readers online
These "five-minute reads" may persuade the readers to check the book out from the library or go to a bookstore and buy it. If nothing else, they can share their thoughts on the book with other readers on the library's Web site.

Tip of the week: Moving furniture
Next time you need to move furniture around a room, try one of these techniques. They could save you an aching back and scratched flooring.

Trench coats splashing brightly into springtime
ST. LOUIS - The trench coat may have had military beginnings, but this season's selection is coolly relaxed, perky and totally at ease.

Trees are part of property
Q: I have a parcel of land in Portola, Calif. It is heavily forested, and there is an easement for the adjoining parcel along one side of my parcel. The easement is 40 feet wide and 500 feet long. It is for ingress, egress and the landscaping.

Video golf game stays the course
The track ball on the Golden Tee video game is about the size of a grapefruit, but a flick of the wrist can turn it into a tool as nimble as the sturdiest driver. That utility, and the potential to win cash in tournaments,has made Golden Tee a must have for sports bars, along with televisions, posters and pennants.

Southern style
A 1918 photograph shows that coops for roosters once lined the broad walkway leading up to Steve and Deb Talley deShazo's home in Washington, Ga. The Rhode Island Reds were working roosters, a breed often used in cockfighting. They also were prized pets of Elizabeth Callaway, who is rumored to have brought some of them inside to live with her during her later years, Mrs. deShazo said.

Penny-pinching can reduce energy bills
A simple question such as "What are some easy ways to save energy?" can be difficult to answer. Where do you start? How much time or money do you want to invest? What lifestyle changes would you consider in the ways you use energy now?

Study: People pick purebred dogs that resemble them
SAN DIEGO -- Those who think purebred dogs look like their owners are barking up the right tree, but matching a mutt to its master is another thing, a study suggests.

Time to set the clocks ahead again
WASHINGTON -- It'll be a sleepy Sunday morning for millions of Americans, who will lose an hour's sleep this weekend with the return of daylight-saving time.

Historic New Orleans cemetery gets makeover
NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans' St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 gained celluloid immortality when a stoned-out Peter Fonda climbed on its ornate, above-ground tombs in the 1969 movie "Easy Rider."

Exhibit shows significance of Army's corps
Where else can you find an old hand-crank telegraph from the 19th century, World War II-era radios, an Afghan rifle and even an Oscar statuette?

Across the area
Two men wanted in an April 1 armed robbery have been arrested, and officials are looking for a third person involved with the crime, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office reported Saturday.

Officials-in-waiting cost taxpayers

Motorists jam roads to the Masters

Across Georgia

Georgia Chancellor candidate for job in Tennessee
ATLANTA -- Georgia Chancellor Thomas Meredith is one of 46 candidates for a similar job with the University of Tennessee system.

North Augusta prepares for riverfront work

Investment deal presents questions; grand jury to meet April 20
ATLANTA -- The owner of a Florida company that received a $2 million check from Fulton County Sheriff Jackie Barrett said that he was told the sheriff's department would provide an $8 million investment for him to use to fund start-up companies.

Kid of the day

Transcript of meeting with Sanford, GOP lawmakers shows tension
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A tape recording obtained by The State newspaper of a private meeting between Republican Gov. Mark Sanford and GOP House members highlights tension between the governor and lawmakers last week.

James Brown's wife hopes for reconciliation

Macon attorney to lead pilot program for state's indigent defense system
MACON, Ga. -- A Macon attorney has been chosen to lead the Cordele Judicial Circuit's public defender office, which will serve as the pilot program for the state's new indigent defense system.

Richmond county restaurants

Abducted 15-month-old boy returned
MARIETTA, Ga. -- A 15-month-old boy who was allegedly abducted by his father after a domestic dispute early Sunday was returned to his grandparents after a statewide Levi's Call alert, police said.

Safest places for lunch
Health inspections are like a pop quiz for school cafeterias, and Rudy Morris is like one of the teachers.

Sanford rails at GOP House
COLUMBIA - A tape recording obtained by The State newspaper of a private meeting between Republican Gov. Mark Sanford and GOP House members highlights tension among the governor and lawmakers last week.

Groups rally for, against ban

Professor uses legal trouble to teach forensic psychology course
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A College of Charleston psychology professor falsely accused of downloading child pornography onto his computer last year has created a class to teach students about hunting down criminals.

Officials say pupils are safer this year

Report: 423 UGA employees have state salaries in the six figures
ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia Provost Arnett Mace tops the list of 423 UGA employees with state salaries in the six figures, the Athens Banner-Herald reported Sunday.

King's sister recalls prophetic sermon

Rants and Raves
THE AUGUSTA Commission is the most racist panel anywhere. They declined to honor Ty Cobb because he was a racist. That's certainly the pot calling the kettle black.

Money runs out for library's newspaper reading service for blind

Race for Senate is smooth
AIKEN - With a pack of six Republicans busy trying to win the party's nomination for South Carolina's U.S. Senate seat and only one challenger from her own party, Democratic front-runner Inez Tenenbaum is sailing a relatively smooth campaign sea.

A peach of a festival, minus the fresh fruit
JOHNSTON, S.C. - There were signs of the juicy fruit on murals, in the ice cream and even at the local chamber of commerce.

Auctioneers add colorful touch to merchandising
AIKEN - Auctioneer Dennis Fitzgerald doesn't have the "rattle" that some speed-talking auctioneers use, quickly repeating words and sounds to fill space.

Money runs out for library's newspaper reading service for blind
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- State budget cuts have forced the South Carolina State Library to end a reading service for the blind.

Masters tickets available at inflated prices

Transcript of meeting with Sanford, GOP lawmakers shows tension

Rants and Raves
THE AUGUSTA Commission is the most racist panel anywhere. They declined to honor Ty Cobb because he was a racist. That's certainly the pot calling the kettle black.

Couple's loss inspires them to help out cancer patients
To Chris and Angie Moon, so many positive things have resulted not only from the birth of their daughter, Becca, but also from the 5-year-old's death to a rare form of cancer nearly four years ago.

Things look sunny for Masters Week

Five questions

We've been planning for this week all year

Kid of the day

Readers respond to stories on mixed couples

Local dining places graded

Investment deal presents questions; grand jury to meet April 20

Gardens sport new name just in time for big crowds

The week ahead

A peach of a festival, minus the fresh fruit

Report: 423 UGA employees have state salaries in the six figures

Safest places for lunch

Officials-in-waiting cost taxpayers
T. Cosnahan is a CPA, a CFE, a DBFA and a CGFM, all of which means he's well qualified in his field and can fetch a tidy per-hour sum for his work. He gives the city a break, though, for internal auditing work, billing at 80 percent of his usual $165-an-hour fee.

King's sister recalls prophetic sermon
ATLANTA - Christine King Farris talked about her brother's life and legacy Saturday during the fourth Annual Day of Remembrance at Ebenezer Baptist church.

Exhibit shows significance of Army's corps

Victim of killer was a captive
A Richmond County woman was held captive for five days, bound with tape and locked in her bathroom before she was stabbed to death, officials said Saturday as a second person was charged in her slaying.

Gardens sport new name just in time for big crowds
An attraction that Dianne King says has become a Masters Week tradition will go by a different name this year.

Howell awards money to MCG

We've been planning for this week all year
The most exciting week of the year in Augusta has begun. The practice rounds for the Masters Tournament start tomorrow, but for me and for thousands of other people, the week begins when we publish our annual Masters section, which is in today's paper.

Across South Carolina
Kidnapping suspect is held without bond

Things look sunny for Masters Week
Last year's Masters Tournament was a soggy affair.

Across Georgia
ROME - A police officer shot and killed a 16-year-old boy while responding to a burglary.

Officials say pupils are safer this year
AIKEN - Schools in Aiken and surrounding counties are safer today than they were five years ago because districts have cracked down on weapon violations and highlighted the consequences of security offenses to parents and pupils, school officials said this week.

Wednesday is final day of Legislature

Richmond county restaurants
Here is a list of Richmond County restaurants, where they're located and how they scored.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Abducted 15-month-old boy returned

President has brought Benedict College a long way
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Eloise Leach isn't a student at Benedict College and doesn't work there, but the work of college President David Swinton helped change her life.

Across the area

Peach farmers brace for another freeze
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Peach farmers say their crops survived last week's freeze, but they're worried about temperatures Sunday night dipping to 30 degrees.

President has brought Benedict College a long way

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG - For Sale: Vance's Town Hall.

Couple's loss inspires them to help out cancer patients

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Stacie LaVerne McCoy, 20 months, of Hephzibah.

Readers respond to stories on mixed couples
March 28's package of stories on interracial couples generated a number of e-mails about the topic. As part of The Augusta Chronicle's effort to open an ongoing dialogue on race relations, here are some excerpts of the responses the newspaper received.

Across the area
An Augusta man who was stabbed during a fight early Saturday was in good condition Sunday, a spokeswoman for Medical College of Georgia Hospital said.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
MACON - A Macon attorney has been chosen to lead the Cordele Judicial Circuit's public defender office, which will serve as the pilot program for the state's new indigent defense system.

Local dining places graded
Michael Allison said the last thing a health inspector wants to do is shut down a restaurant.

Across the area

North Augusta prepares for riverfront work
Mark Singh, who works in the Lamar Building downtown, says he enjoys the convenience of taking a nearby stroll during his lunch break at Riverwalk Augusta.

Howell awards money to MCG
Charles Howell Jr.'s patients might pass him in the street and never recognize the pediatric surgeon who, years before, left his bed in the middle of the night to perform life-saving surgery on them.

Mother, leaders want education on sex laws

Five questions
Matthew Widener, 24, has been bartending at the Surrey Tavern in Surrey Center for three years. The pub, just a chip shot from Augsuta National Golf Club, is a favorite watering hole for Masters Tournament fans and locals.

Victim of killer was a captive

Wednesday is final day of Legislature
ATLANTA - The General Assembly will meet only one day next week, but it will be by far the most important day of all.

Race for Senate is smooth

The week ahead
I was born in early 1968, making me the prime demographic for the early episodes of a television show that has, in the 35 years since its first episode, become something of children's television juggernaut.

Mother, leaders want education on sex laws
If Kim Muns had her way, teens would be educated about sex laws, and warnings would be posted in condom aisles.

Groups rally for, against ban
ATLANTA - In less than seven months, Georgia voters will decide whether to add a ban on gay marriage to the state constitution.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Marquez Demetrius Wimberly, 14, of Grovetown.

Holding out for another hero
No way he took that shot.

WARNING: Tiny tools, manual may not result in grill
I am on a break as I write this. A sanity break. Out in my yard, a new gas grill is partly assembled, partly scattered. I had to stop for a while to survey my life up to this point to see whether it is worth trying to complete the job.

'Hellboy' walks tall with $23.5 million debut

'Hellboy' walks tall with $23.5 million debut
LOS ANGELES -- A wisecracking demon from hell took down The Rock for the weekend's box-office title.

Cartoon fish tale draws ire of Italian-American group

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

Cartoon fish tale draws ire of Italian-American group
LOS ANGELES -- John Mancini has a beef with some cartoon fish. Mancini is the founder of the Italic Institute of America, which decries what it calls Hollywood's stereotyping of Italians as dumb thugs or murderous gangsters. Now, after years spent fighting movie and TV mafia, the organization has targeted a kid's cartoon, the upcoming DreamWorks movie "Shark Tale," because some of its villainous sea creatures are played by Italians and have Italian names.

Hellboy comic book survives 6 years of Hollywood pummeling
LOS ANGELES -- This is Hellboy: a 6-foot-5 strongman with an oversized stone hand, whippy tail, shaved horns and skin the color of a red M&M.

Hellboy comic book survives 6 years of Hollywood pummeling

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Sound Bites: Audio Reviews
Selected audio reviews from the Associated Press.

Dizzee Rascal: A one-man British rapper invasion
NEW YORK -- Americans might not understand what Dizzee Rascal is saying, but they should be able to figure out where he's coming from.

Q&A with gospel singer Vickie Winans

Dizzee Rascal: A one-man British rapper invasion

Sound Bites: Audio Reviews

Q&A with gospel singer Vickie Winans
NEW YORK -- Vickie Winans recently wed for the third time, and she coos about her new hubby, businessman Joe McLemore, like a schoolgirl.

Even radios fail Earnhardt

Elliott's happy to just be in the race

Sadler wins in Texas, another runner-up for rookie Kahne

Sadler wins in Texas, another runner-up for rookie Kahne
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Elliott Sadler had a fast car all day. He's just glad things slowed down at the end.

Elliott's happy to just be in the race
FORT WORTH, Tex. - A week ago, Bill Elliott didn't have a $400,000 hauler or a million-dollar motor home for escape. He didn't need one.

Kenseth rallies for win
FORT WORTH, Tex. - No matter how far behind Matt Kenseth got Saturday during the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 for the NASCAR Busch Series, he had one thing that helped him make up ground when it counted most - his Nextel Cup pedigree.

Even radios fail Earnhardt
FORT WORTH, Tex. - For Dale Earnhardt Jr., Sunday's Samsung/RadioShack 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway was a complete disaster but he's not complaining, much.

Newman's departure assures yet another TMS champ

Schumacher wins third straight race
SAKHIR, Bahrain -- Michael Schumacher is turning the Formula One season into a rout.

Back in the Sadler

Back in the Sadler
FORT WORTH, Tex. - Elliott Sadler needed some Texas-sized luck and a really fast car to win Sunday's Samsung/RadioShack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, and he had both.

Newman's departure assures yet another TMS champ
FORT WORTH, Texas -- There's a new winner at Texas Motor Speedway. Again.

Kenseth rallies for win

Schumacher wins third straight race

Teams get set for playoffs
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Ruminating on playoff issues as the postseason approaches:

Teams get set for playoffs

Minnesota's Whalen compared to Taurasi
NEW ORLEANS - Connecticut star and two-time collegiate national player of the year Diana Taurasi made a move to the basket at practice this week that, because of some injuries she has had, her coach hadn't seen in years.

After 15 years, Ohio woman gets to game
SAN ANTONIO - Ruth Bubba was about as far away from the action as it was possible to get in the Alamodome.

Strong get stronger in women's college hoops
NEW ORLEANS -- Candace Parker, the girl who outdunks the boys, watched this Final Four three levels up from the court.

UConn, Tennessee meet for women's title
NEW ORLEANS -- Somehow, an NCAA tournament that seemed so unpredictable at the start has come down to a most familiar finish.

Rivalry taken to bigger stage
NEW ORLEANS - While Tennessee and Louisiana State aren't taking their women's basketball rivalry out of the Southeastern Conference, they are moving up in terms of stature.

Connecticut's AD watches both of school's semifinal victories
NEW ORLEANS -- Connecticut athletic director Jeff Hathaway has been busy traveling lately. And he couldn't be happier.

Beard, Curl win AP honors
NEW ORLEANS - Duke's Alana Beard and Houston's Joe Curl won The Associated Press player and coach of the year awards in women's basketball Saturday after leading their teams through championship seasons.

Blue Devils will have to find new leader in '05
SAN ANTONIO -- Chris Duhon was the unquestioned leader in Duke's run to the Final Four. The Blue Devils will have to find someone else for that role if they plan on getting back next season.

Lucas, Cowboys fall just short
SAN ANTONIO - John Lucas III got Oklahoma State to the Final Four. He couldn't push the Cowboys any further when the time came.

Tennessee tops LSU, advances to women's final
NEW ORLEANS -- Three teams went home knowing they could have - and, perhaps, should have - beaten Tennessee in the NCAA tournament.

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Reed, Ping advance as U.S. women's pair

Reed, Ping advance as U.S. women's pair
ATLANTA -- Whitney Ping would love to help Jasna Reed replace the Olympic medal she lost when Serb troops stormed her hometown 12 years ago.

Athletes happy to train in America
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Iraqi wrestling coach Jamal Hassan sat in a jail cell for a month, his days broken up only when a bag was placed over his head so he could receive beatings and electric shocks.

Runner finds a way back

Adu debuts, but no goals

Overtime

Ruiz fighting to try and change image

Outdoors announcement

Prep spring sports results

Serena cruises to win

Castellvi gets time to shine

Roddick wins Key Biscayne title over hobbled Coria

Amid cheers and nerves, the Adu odyssey begins

Overtime

Outdoors announcement
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Amid cheers and nerves, the Adu odyssey begins
WASHINGTON -- Freddy Adu received a welcoming hug from the player he replaced, then ran onto the field. He was by far the smallest athlete out there, looking like a little kid trying to crash a pickup game for grown-ups.

Adu debuts, but no goals
WASHINGTON - Freddy Adu didn't score. He didn't even have a good run with the ball. He was just there for the most part, and that was enough to make history.

Overtime
Danny Gathings, the most valuable player in the Big South Conference tournament, intends to give his award to a player who he believes is more deserving.

Prep spring sports results
Track and Field leads the top event in this list of spring prep sports results.

Castellvi gets time to shine
Vilmarie Castellvi can laugh about it now.

Overtime
In Gainesville, Fla., Josh Smith went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and Georgia used a five-run first inning to jump ahead in a 9-5 win over Florida. Georgia (19-10, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) benefited from 5w scoreless innings from relievers Mitchell Boggs (1-0) and Will Startup. Joey Side, who went 4-for-5, added a run-scoring single in the first.

Serena cruises to win
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - The punishing shots, lopsided result and crystal championship trophy served as confirmation: Serena Williams is back.

Runner finds a way back
ST. LOUIS - Colleen DeReuck always wanted to make another Olympics team.

Roddick wins Key Biscayne title over hobbled Coria
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Andy Roddick battled a queasy stomach in the final of the Nasdaq-100 Open, and he was the healthiest player on the court.

Ruiz fighting to try and change image
NEW YORK - John Ruiz holds a piece of the heavyweight title, which says a lot about the division these days.

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

Outdoors calendar

Palmer's passes not confined to the field
NEWARK, N.J. - The quarterback attempted 25 passes and only completed one. On TV, that makes you a winner.

Jewish official tackles Christian outreach
MADISON, Conn. -- It was another tough conversation for David Elcott, whose job is full of them these days. Speaking to a group of Christian clergy over a chicken dinner, he tried to explain why many of his fellow Jews don't trust them.

State tax agencies ferret out scofflaws with technology
BOSTON -- Tax scofflaws, beware! A pack of digital bloodhounds may be on your trail.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
Where does aggressive policing end and racial profiling begin? That's a question "Dateline NBC" explores in a report titled "A Pattern of Suspicion," which uncovers some disturbing trends in how tickets for certain misdemeanors were issued in a number of U.S. cities.

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

ABC devotes three hours of prime-time for religious story

ABC devotes three hours of prime-time for religious story
NEW YORK -- Bringing a reporter's eye to biblical stories is Peter Jennings' passion.

Georgia tops Florida 5
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Josh Smith went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and Georgia used a five-run first inning to jump ahead in a 9-5 win over Florida on Sunday afternoon.

Georgia tops Florida 5

South Carolina defeats Vanderbilt

South Carolina defeats Vanderbilt
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Landon Powell hit his seventh home run and drove in four runs to lead South Carolina to a 10-4 victory Sunday over Vanderbilt.

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Jewish official tackles Christian outreach