New exhibit explores the material world of childhood
HARTFORD, Conn. -- The baby cradles on display have only their purpose in common.

New exhibit explores the material world of childhood

Mmmmmm ... A college student takes on 'The Simpsons'
NEW YORK -- It doesn't sound all that exciting: another college student writing about Homer's odyssey - until you realize this trip ends not with Penelope in Ithaca, but with Apu at the Kwik-E-Mart.

'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

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."

Mmmmmm ... A college student takes on 'The Simpsons'

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

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

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.

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

Torre sets lineup for now: Lofton in CF, Williams DH

Tigers blank Blue Jays
TORONTO -- Ivan Rodriguez, Rondell White and Jason Johnson made sure the Detroit Tigers had a different start in 2004.

YES network CEO resigns
NEW YORK -- YES Network chief executive officer Leo Hindery Jr. resigned Monday, 2 1/2 years after helping launch the New York Yankees' cable channel.

Pirates extend contracts of Littlefield, McClendon
PITTSBURGH -- General manager Dave Littlefield's contract was extended for two seasons through 2007 and manager Lloyd McClendon's 2005 option was exercised by Pittsburgh before Monday's opener.

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.

Torre sets lineup for now: Lofton in CF, Williams DH
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The toughest decision Joe Torre had to make this spring wasn't that difficult.

Cold temps, hot topics: Now this is opening day

Bush's opening pitch - a strike or close to it
ST. LOUIS -- President Bush is getting the hang of throwing out first pitches. At Busch Stadium on Monday, the catcher hardly had to move his mitt.

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.

Lawyer: Government trying to make example of Bonds

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.

Pirates extend contracts of Littlefield, McClendon

YES network CEO resigns

Bush's opening pitch - a strike or close to it

Thousands pay respects to dead whale in Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam -- Thousands of Vietnamese are making pilgrimages to a beach in southern Vietnam to worship a dead whale.

Odds and Ends
HAGERMAN, Idaho -- When at the prom, it's best to stick to your date.

Scientist killed by faulty stove while making marmalade
LONDON -- A scientist died while stirring homemade marmalade, unaware his faulty gas stove was emitting deadly carbon monoxide gas, the man's brother said on Monday.

Turner Field becomes more fan-friendly
ATLANTA - For 12 years, the Atlanta Braves have been winners in the baseball standings.

Braves exercise option for 2005 on Cox
ATLANTA -- Bobby Cox's 2005 option was exercised Monday by the Atlanta Braves, putting him under contract for his 20th season as manager of the franchise.

Thomson learning control is key to success

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.

Aaron's home run record stands firm after 30 years
ATLANTA - Thirty years later, Hank Aaron is a bit fuzzy on the pitch Al Downing threw that night in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

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.

Aaron's home run record stands firm after 30 years

Atlanta will face season without marquee players

Braves exercise option for 2005 on Cox

Turner Field becomes more fan-friendly

Microcredit - a revolution for the poor

Business briefs

Have computer, will travel - online travel bookings soar

Lowe's chairman and CEO to retire next year
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Lowe's Companies said Monday that chairman and chief executive Robert L. Tillman will retire in January and will be succeeded by president Robert A. Niblock.

Option expensing reveals other business issues

JetBlue ranked No. 1 airline, report says
WASHINGTON -- JetBlue was No. 1 in quality among U.S. airlines in 2003, the first year that it carried enough passengers to be ranked, according to an annual study released Monday.

Japan joins global pressures on Microsoft's might

Showcase works to woo business to Augusta area
Jim Kupferer has been to the Masters Tournament a few times before, but always for pleasure. This year, there's some business mixed in.

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.

Augusta is 92nd on unwired cities list
The Augusta-Aiken metro area was named among the nation's 100 "most unwired cities."

J.C. Penney selling Eckerd drugstore chain
DALLAS -- Retailing giant J.C. Penney is selling its struggling Eckerd drugstore chain for more than $4.5 billion in cash to rivals CVS Corp. and Jean Coutu Group Inc.

Area's gasoline prices among nation's lowest
AIKEN - While gasoline prices continue in their unprecedented climb, residents of the Augusta-Aiken area should take heart: Prices are better here than almost anywhere else.

JetBlue ranked No. 1 airline, report says

Bank of America says it will cut 12,500 jobs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bank of America Corp., which completed its merger with FleetBoston Financial Corp. last week, said Monday it will cut 12,500 jobs, or about 7 percent of its combined work force.

Incentives rise among all major automakers in March

Japan, China, South Korea team up on next-generation cell phones
TOKYO -- Japan, China and South Korea will work together on developing new technologies, including fourth-generation mobile phones, digital broadcasting, computer security and open-source software, a Japanese official said Monday.

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

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.

J.C. Penney selling Eckerd drugstore chain

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.

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.

Incentives rise among all major automakers in March
DETROIT -- European automakers posted the largest increase in consumer incentives last month, up more than 25 percent from February, yet they still saw combined sales fall 3 percent, industry statistics show.

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.

Service sector posted large gains in March

Service sector posted large gains in March
NEW YORK -- The economy outside the manufacturing sector grew in March at its fastest pace since 1997, an industry group said Monday.

Showcase works to woo business to Augusta area

Bank of America says it will cut 12,500 jobs

Area's gasoline prices among nation's lowest

Arison marks 25 years leading world's biggest cruise company

Augusta is 92nd on unwired cities list

Option expensing reveals other business issues
NEW YORK -- Now that it's more likely companies will have to deduct the cost of stock options from earnings as soon as next year, a big question looms: Will investors even care?

Lowe's chairman and CEO to retire next year

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.

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

Tennessee tops LSU, advances to women's final

LSU fell short, but overcame big injuries and losses in 2004

Spiezio will see doctor; Guardado gets three days' rest

Auriemma believes in fate, not superstition

Blue Devils will have to find new leader in '05

UConn, Tennessee meet for women's title

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

UConn hopes seniors go out with a victory

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.

In one's own way
The Masters is undoubtedly one of the most important events on the world's sporting calendar.

Freedom not an easy sell
A year after Saddam's statue was toppled, the jubilation is but a memory - and the country's future seems more in doubt than ever.

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.

Freedom not an easy sell

'Insourcing'

Not blowing smoke

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

People in the News
LONDON -- Reports that David Beckham had an affair with a former personal assistant were splashed across British newspapers Monday amid speculation about the future of his marriage.

Rates mixed in Treasury bill auction
WASHINGTON -- Interest rates on short-term Treasury securities were mixed in Monday's auction.

Stocks continute to rally as investors look forward to earnings
NEW YORK -- Investors' growing optimism carried Wall Street's rally into a new week Monday, with stocks gathering momentum and surging higher late in the session despite an absence of market-moving news.

Tokyo stocks close at 22-month high

Rates mixed in Treasury bill auction

Tokyo stocks close at 22-month high
TOKYO -- Tokyo's main stock index closed at a 22-month high Monday as strong U.S. economic data boosted shares in Japanese exporters. The dollar was higher against the Japanese yen.

Big Movers in the Stock Market

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.

Janus executive VP takes leave amid trading investigation

Cash-only doctors are in demand by patients

Big Movers in the Stock Market
NEW YORK -- Stocks that were moving substantially or trading heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market.

Janus executive VP takes leave amid trading investigation
DENVER -- An executive vice president at Janus Capital Group Inc. has taken a leave of absence as the mutual funds company works with regulators to resolve allegations of improper trading.

Weir's buddy to cook dinner
After the lobster in puff pastry, sockeye salmon tartate and wild boar canapes are all served, palates of diners at Augusta National Golf Club should be ready for the appetizer.

Weir's buddy to cook dinner

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.

Big names give Jackets their support
SAN ANTONIO - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, a former Georgia football player, put aside his collegiate alliances Monday afternoon and addressed the Georgia Tech basketball team just hours before the NCAA Tournament title game.

Connecticut wins second national title
SAN ANTONIO - Georgia Tech's breakthrough season - and its nifty run in the NCAA Tournament - ended one victory short of the ultimate prize.

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

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.

Ga Tech title bid spoils vacation for some officers
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech was the spoiler for more than just Oklahoma State.

Miami edges Georgia Tech

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

Patience pays off: Bynum a Final Four hero

Sudden death a tough loss to swallow at a major
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Len Mattiace spent four hours crafting one of the best closing rounds at the Masters, charging through the beefed up back nine at Augusta National for a 65 that put him into a playoff with Mike Weir.

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.

Sudden death a tough loss to swallow at a major

The calm before the storm

Wife of golfer John Daly enters plea to money laundering charges
OXFORD, Miss. -- John Daly's wife and her parents pleaded guilty Monday to federal money laundering charges.

Wife of golfer John Daly enters plea to money laundering charges

2 tickets are steal at $140, man says
Ticketholders lining Washington Road on Monday were asking as much as $200 per practice-round ticket, almost seven times its face value of $31.

Spain's Jimenez wins Algarve Open

Rookie Johnson wins BellSouth Classic

Interpretations aside, Venturi says Palmer not a cheat

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.

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

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

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.

Sorenstam gets 50th career victory

Mighty Ducks go from postseason to offseason

Rangers rebuilding after latest disappointing season
NEW YORK -- More than a month before the NHL regular season ended, New York's team became the Rebuilders.

Penguins optimistic, excited despite worst season in 20 years

January slump doomed otherwise bright season for Thrashers

Rangers rebuilding after latest disappointing season

Penguins optimistic, excited despite worst season in 20 years
PITTSBURGH -- Never have the Pittsburgh Penguins felt so good about a season that was so bad.

Mighty Ducks go from postseason to offseason
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Mighty Ducks made an incredible run through the Stanley Cup playoffs last year, coming one win away from their first championship.

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."

Luck was blown in Masters gridlock
I was talking to a guy from Los Angeles this weekend and he asked if Masters Tournament traffic disrupts Augusta.

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.

Byrd speaks at Golf Breakfast
Jonathan Byrd, in Augusta for his second Masters Tournament, gave a bird's-eye view of life as a rookie on the PGA tour to about 650 golf fans Tuesday at the 10th annual Augusta Golf Breakfast at Warren Baptist Church.

Traffic flow improves
What a difference a day makes.

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.

Officials ask Masters patrons to avoid Alexander Drive
Transportation officials are asking Masters patrons to stop using Alexander Drive as a shortcut between River Watch Parkway and Washington Road.

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.

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

Put occupation to Iraqi vote

Thanks for helping Juan's Law

Kerry is not presidential
Aided by the three major television networks, the person who has orchestrated the vicious partisan attacks on President Bush makes a mafia hit man look like a Sunday school teacher. Locally, we only have the Greenbaums and Cooks to carry the anti-Bush load, but they are out of their league. Their silly rants should be ignored. M. Don Williams, Augusta

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.)

Don't turn a blind eye to our problems
As the threat of violence persists in our community from within and without, the time is now for men in this country to take a stand for safety and order. Brian Green, Augusta

Don't turn a blind eye to our problems

Bush intellectual dishonesty afoot
President Bush must favor an increase in rates of childhood lead poisoning. The nominations and re-appointments of legitimate scientists to the U.S. Center for Disease Control advisory committee on lead are being rejected. Mark Gelbart, Augusta

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

High school trains future designers, architects, tech whizzes

2004 Pulitzer Prizes announced; LA Times wins five, Wall Street Journal two

Study: People pick purebred dogs that resemble them

Rehatched virtual pet can mate - but are still monochrome

Ford Mustang, the iconic muscle car, turns the 'Big Four-Oh'

Canadian souvenirs

Ninja Gaiden harder than ever

Dutiful and dependable, the trench coat is now fashionable, too

Communities around the country rally to supplement art for students

2004 Pulitzer Prizes announced; LA Times wins five, Wall Street Journal two
NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Times won five Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, including for breaking news reporting for its coverage of the massive wildfires that ravaged Southern California last fall. The New York Times won the public service award for the work of David Barstow and Lowell Bergman examining death and injury among American workers.

High school trains future designers, architects, tech whizzes
MIAMI -- At a small public high school near downtown Miami, students balance algebra and literature with hemlines and A-frames, allowing future fashion designers and architects to start focusing on prospective careers while still in their teens.

Communities around the country rally to supplement art for students
NEW YORK -- Two dozen youngsters bundle up in their winter coats and head out the door of Public School 191. About 10 minutes later, they arrive at a small studio a few blocks away to take a weekly art class.

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.

Dutiful and dependable, the trench coat is now fashionable, too
NEW YORK -- The trench coat is one of the season's "must-have" items, marking a rare alignment between fashion stars and grounded shoppers.

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

Canadian souvenirs
In Michael Moore's movie Bowling For Columbine, one of the funniest bits comes when the filmmaker crosses the border from Michigan into Windsor and randomly opens people's front doors to see whether they're locked. Most of them are not, and the look of bewilderment on the residents' faces is priceless.

Ford Mustang, the iconic muscle car, turns the 'Big Four-Oh'
DETROIT -- A look at Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales through March shows where the company needs help: Passenger car business was off by a big 13.2 percent from a year ago, compared to 2 percent overall.

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.

Augusta coach learns to adjust
About this time last year, Stan Drulia and the Orlando Seals hoisted the President's Cup trophy in celebration of winning the inaugural Atlantic Coast Hockey League championship.

Augusta coach learns to adjust

Residents want changes in animal control rules

Investment deal presents questions; grand jury to meet April 20

President has brought Benedict College a long way

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.

Motorist hits tent of teens
The usual Masters traffic gridlock got a little worse Monday morning as 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.

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.

Special budget session looms

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.

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

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.

Rants and raves
I AM SO TIRED of all these people who are scared of change and growth in the CSRA. Richmond and Columbia counties are not resort communities or retirement villages where you have one store for this or that, and one restaurant. I saw one lady on TV say that she lives in Columbia County and that she didn't want Columbia County to be like Augusta. I live in Columbia County, too, and I'm tired of having to drive for 20 to 30 minutes just to dine at a nice sit-down restaurant. If we want more people to visit the Augusta area, we need to build more shopping areas, more restaurants and more places of interest.

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.

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.

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.

Officials ask Masters patrons to avoid Alexander Drive

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

Byrd speaks at Golf Breakfast

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

Kid of the day

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.

James Brown's wife hopes for reconciliation

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.

Rants and raves
I AM SO TIRED of all these people who are scared of change and growth in the CSRA. Richmond and Columbia counties are not resort communities or retirement villages where you have one store for this or that, and one restaurant. I saw one lady on TV say that she lives in Columbia County and that she didn't want Columbia County to be like Augusta. I live in Columbia County, too, and I'm tired of having to drive for 20 to 30 minutes just to dine at a nice sit-down restaurant. If we want more people to visit the Augusta area, we need to build more shopping areas, more restaurants and more places of interest.

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.

The Spirit of flight
Charles A. Lindbergh became an instant international hero when he piloted his tiny aircraft from New York's Roosevelt Field to Paris in May 1927.

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.

Man wants alligator nuisance calls changed
COLUMBIA - The head of the state Department of Natural Resources says the agency needs to change the way it handles alligator nuisance calls.

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.

Around town
With the rest of Augusta experiencing Master Feaver, Allison Daley, of Augusta, finds a quiet place at Pendleton King Park to read the paper and enjoy the sun as her children play. Temperatures in the low 70s are predicted for today.

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.

Across the area

Correction

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.

Argument leads to shooting of woman

Around town

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.

Staff, funds shortage hinders fire marshals

Masters tickets available at inflated prices

Couple's loss inspires them to help out cancer patients

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.

Motorists jam roads to the Masters

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.

Groups rally for, against ban

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.

Howell awards money to MCG

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.

Across Georgia

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.

The week ahead

Safest places for lunch

Budget doesn't push up taxes
AIKEN - For the first time in five years, the Aiken County School Board has drafted a preliminary budget that doesn't propose an increase in property taxes, district officials said Monday.

General gets look into Fort Discovery
With the Masters Tournament, thousands of visitors have come into town - including one who happens to command all of the Army's training installations.

News you can use
APRIL 6, 1973 The northwest quadrant of land at the intersection of I-20 and Washington Road may be sporting a $15 million development, including condominiums, apartments and office buildings within the next five years.

Argument leads to shooting of woman
An Augusta woman was being held Monday in the Richmond County jail after a Sunday night shooting at her home.

Markets await local produce
TRENTON, S.C. - Between a pile of dried gourds and a long row of jars filled with homemade jellies, there's a swath of empty shelves at the Pinehouse Flea Market in Trenton.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Prosecutors in South Carolina will seek the death penalty against a man they say planned a multistate crime spree that ended with the deaths of four people in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Traffic volume intense
Transportation officials said three culprits - Mother Nature, trains and ticket scalpers - were to blame for heavier-than-normal Masters traffic Monday.

HOPE negotiators see little progress
ATLANTA - House and Senate negotiators discussed their differences on changes to the popular HOPE Scholarship but appeared to make little concrete progress during a Monday afternoon meeting.

Outlook is sweet for Vidalia onions
ALBANY, Ga. - Vidalia onion growers expect one of the best crops in years, despite a virus scare during the growing season that could mean slightly fewer of the sweet onions.

Staff, funds shortage hinders fire marshals
GREENVILLE, S.C. - A lack of sufficient funding and staffers has left many South Carolina fire marshals unable to do all they could to protect communities from fire.

Across the area
A Swainsboro High School graduate was killed in Iraq last week during an explosion of a roadside bomb, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Special budget session looms
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday raised the possibility of a special legislative session if lawmakers don't send him what he considers a balanced state budget by Wednesday.

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A fire weather alert was issued throughout Georgia on Monday after dry, windy conditions fanned several brush fires Sunday.

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.

Residents want changes in animal control rules
ATHENS, Ga. - As many Georgia counties continue to urbanize, a country ideal of free-roaming pets often conflicts with the counties' new crop of small-lot subdivisions. The subdivisions' residents often come from more urban areas with stricter leash laws.

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?

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is James Scott Stafford, 4 1/2, of Grovetown.

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.

Correction
A photograph on page 1B in Monday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle had an incorrect caption. The photo of an exhibit at the Signal Museum at Fort Gordon depicts trench warfare during World War I.

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

HOPE negotiators see little progress

Transcript of meeting with Sanford, GOP lawmakers shows tension

Markets await local produce

Race for Senate is smooth

Outlook is sweet for Vidalia onions

Exhibit shows significance of Army's corps

General gets look into Fort Discovery

Across the area

Across Georgia

Wednesday is final day of Legislature

The Spirit of flight

Five questions

News you can use

Abducted 15-month-old boy returned

Across South Carolina

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

Budget doesn't push up taxes

James Brown's wife says she wants 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 the singer's current Australian tour, Mr. Brown's wife, Tomi Rae, says she still loves her husband.

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 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.

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

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Cartoon fish tale draws ire of Italian-American group

'Hellboy' walks tall with $23.5 million debut

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.

Japanese actor makes a living out of dying on-camera

'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.

Japanese actor makes a living out of dying on-camera
KYOTO, Japan -- Seizo Fukumoto has died 20,000 agonizing deaths. He's been gored by samurai and gunned down by gangsters. His bloodied body has slammed into trees, tumbled down stairs and crashed through sliding paper-and-wood doors.

Hellboy comic book survives 6 years of Hollywood pummeling

Former Menudo star ready for his own spotlight
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Robi "Draco" Rosa has been on the music scene for two decades, first as a member of the Puerto Rican teen dream group Menudo, then as a top producer and songwriter for Ricky Martin and others.

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.

Q&A with gospel singer Vickie Winans

Former Menudo star ready for his own spotlight

New Alamo movie inspires CD extolling defenders
SAN ANTONIO -- When he heard there was a new movie being made about the Battle of the Alamo, Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson figured there would surely be a CD featuring music from the film.

Sound Bites: Audio Reviews

Industry uses file-sharing information to boost sales
It was one of those sunglasses-required summer days in Los Angeles when Eric Garland, a leading expert on music downloading, arrived for his meeting with a senior media company executive. Rather than talking in the company's air-conditioned offices, the executive led Mr. Garland and his partner through a fetid back alley to a secluded courtyard.

Dizzee Rascal: A one-man British rapper invasion

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

New Alamo movie inspires CD extolling defenders

Industry uses file-sharing information to boost sales

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.

Even radios fail Earnhardt

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.

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

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

Back in the Sadler

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

Schumacher wins third straight race

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.

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

Magic vs. Bird: The game that changed college basketball
SAN ANTONIO -- The 1979 national final was the day Magic Johnson and Larry Bird gave college basketball a permanent spot among America's top sports events. It was also the day Bob Heaton got "posterized."

Magic vs. Bird elevated sport's status
SAN ANTONIO - The 1979 national final was the day Magic Johnson and Larry Bird gave college basketball a permanent spot among America's top sports events. It was also the day Bob Heaton got "posterized."

Trial suspended in discovery of data
SOMERVILLE, N.J. - The judge suspended the Jayson Williams manslaughter trial for a week Monday after lawyers for the retired NBA star said they needed time to review new evidence they received from prosecutors during the weekend.

Cavaliers need flawless finish
CLEVELAND - Jeff McInnis saved Cleveland's season once, and now he has to rescue the Cavaliers again.

Magic vs. Bird: The game that changed college basketball

Time running out on Cavaliers
CLEVELAND -- Jeff McInnis saved Cleveland's season once, and now he has to rescue the Cavaliers again.

Time running out on Cavaliers

Magic vs. Bird elevated sport's status

Drexler leads new inductees
SAN ANTONIO - Nicknames have followed Clyde Drexler throughout his basketball career.

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.

LSU fell short, but overcame big injuries and losses in 2004
NEW ORLEANS -- The coffee at Cafe du Monde in the French Quarter was still strong and sweet Monday morning. Much of the conversation was bitter, however.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Basketball standout Curry sentenced on drug charges
BURLINGTON, N.C. -- North Carolina recruit JamesOn Curry pleaded guilty Monday to drug charges and was sentenced to three years' probation.

UConn hopes seniors go out with a victory
NEW ORLEANS - The newest recruits to rumble into Storrs, Conn., in the fall of 2000 were more fuel for a Connecticut program already on fire.

Auriemma believes in fate, not superstition
NEW ORLEANS -- Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma admits he used to be a superstitious guy. Lucky charms, pregame rituals, he did it all.

Spiezio will see doctor; Guardado gets three days' rest
SEATTLE -- Seattle Mariners third baseman Scott Spiezio plans to see a specialist about his persistent back spasms, while closer Eddie Guardado won't throw for at least three days because of a sore left shoulder.

Jets defensive back injured in accident

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Featured obituary: Mr. T. Allen Childs Jr.
T. Allen Childs Jr. didn't make a lot of noise over his work for the community, colleagues say.

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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.

New Greek government 'still calculating' Olympic budget
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's new conservative government is still calculating the total cost of the Olympics but insisted it will pay for any budget overruns.

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

Dahlberg, Borges big winners in boxing writer awards

Amid cheers and nerves, the Adu odyssey begins

Overtime

Overtime

Roddick wins Key Biscayne title over hobbled Coria

Roddick ready for Davis Cup

Dahlberg, Borges big winners in boxing writer awards
NEW YORK -- Associated Press boxing writer Tim Dahlberg and the Boston Globe's Ron Borges were the big winners in the annual Boxing Writers of America writing contest.

Prep spring sports scores
Area spring sports scores from Monday night's sports action.

Overtime
Junior third baseman Bradley Key was named this week's Peach Belt Conference baseball Player of the Week. This is the second time in the last month Key has won the award.

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.

Roddick ready for Davis Cup
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Andy Roddick is the ATP Tour's leader in matches won this year, is coming off a title at the Nasdaq-100 Open and has climbed back to the world's No. 2 ranking.

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.

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.

Jets defensive back injured in accident
ATLANTA -- New York Jets cornerback Jamie Henderson was hospitalized in critical but stable condition Monday following a weekend motorcycle accident.

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.

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

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

Fox cancels 'Wonderfalls' drama

Fox cancels 'Wonderfalls' drama
LOS ANGELES -- The Fox TV fantasy-drama "Wonderfalls" dried up in less than a month.

ABC devotes three hours of prime-time for religious story

People in the News

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
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.

South Carolina defeats Vanderbilt

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

My style
THE FACTS: Christopher Peacock, 16, a 10th grade student at Hephzibah High School.

Results of exit exam show we need help
Two weeks ago, high school juniors and seniors across the state took the Georgia High School Graduation Test, more commonly referred to as the exit exams. The exams are given during a four-day period, with tests over the core areas of academic study: math, science, social studies and language arts.

My style

4-1-1
If you're looking for something to add a touch of spring to your outfit, a scarf is the perfect thing. A bright scarf looks great wrapped around your waist as a belt. They can also double as headbands (yes, headbands are back in style). And speaking of spring wardrobes, if you're looking to don a skirt but the weather is still a bit chilly, think about wearing one with colored leggings and leg warmers.

Question of the week

Seniors face world of change
My school's yearbook staff recently had a celebration dinner in honor of the completion of our book and the impending end of the school year.

Ex-boyfriend has control by keeping girl's items
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend and me "dated" for about nine months. I gave him back all of his CDs and pictures but he won't give me back my CDs and books and a phone card I gave him.

Tee for one
There are no cool uniforms and no screaming fans, so, what attracts teens to golf?

Results of exit exam show we need help

Tee for one

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Question of the week
Here are the results for latest week's question:

Odds and Ends

Jewish official tackles Christian outreach