Putting the tale of real-life German transvestite on stage
NEW YORK -- In "I Am My Own Wife," playwright Doug Wright describes its title character, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, as "the most singular, eccentric individual the Cold War ever birthed."

A decade after her death, lessons from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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.

New exhibit explores the material world of childhood

A decade after her death, lessons from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
NEW YORK -- The lighthouse look. That was the technique Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis used to captivate almost anyone, according to the author of a new book published a decade after her death.

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

Edward P. Jones, Anne Applebaum among Pulitzer arts winners
NEW YORK -- Stories of oppression both home and abroad were rewarded with Pulitzer Prizes on Monday as Edward P. Jones won the fiction prize for a novel about a black slave owner and Anne Applebaum won the general nonfiction prize for her history of the brutal Soviet labor camps.

Edward P. Jones, Anne Applebaum among Pulitzer arts winners

Putting the tale of real-life German transvestite on stage

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

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

The Rocket Reloaded
HOUSTON - Roger Clemens climbed into his burnt orange Hummer, headed down I-10 and drove right to work. After all those years on the road, he was truly home.

Thornton feeling better as playoffs loom
BOSTON -- Joe Thornton skated with his teammates and smiled afterward.

Revamped Marlins outlast Montreal
MIAMI - With help from newcomer Hee Seop Choi, the Florida Marlins picked up right where they left off.

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.

Schilling shines as Red Sox top O'sMazzilli
BALTIMORE - Pitching in the World Series and dozens of other important games couldn't prevent Curt Schilling from feeling jittery as he prepared for his first start with the Boston Red Sox.

YES network CEO resigns

Pirates extend contracts of Littlefield, McClendon

Red Sox defeat Orioles
BALTIMORE -- Curt Schilling's debut with the Boston Red Sox was worth the wait.

Red Sox defeat Orioles

Former Milwaukee manager dies at 78
NORTH REDINGTON BEACH, Fla. - George Bamber-ger, a former major league pitcher who became a coach and managed Milwaukee's "Bambi's Bombers" teams in the late 1970s, died of cancer. He was 78.

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

Maddux low-key about Cubs debut
CINCINNATI -The jersey fits Greg Maddux perfectly.

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

Former Milwaukee manager dies at 78

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.

Thornton feeling better as playoffs loom

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.

The Rocket Reloaded

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.

Maddux low-key about Cubs debut

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.

Odds and Ends
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Officials in this northeastern Pennsylvania town have a message for scofflaws: Pay your parking tickets, or the next car you buy may be your own.

Murder suspect plucks out own eye in Texas jail cell
SHERMAN, Texas -- A jailed man accused of killing and cutting out the hearts of his son, estranged wife and her daughter plucked out his own eye and then quoted from the Bible, officials said Tuesday.

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

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.

Body of woman missing 14 years found in storage unit
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The body of a woman missing since 1990 was found stuffed inside a container at a rental storage unit, and authorities charged her then-boyfriend with murder.

Turner Field becomes more fan-friendly

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.

Glavine finally defeats Atlanta
ATLANTA - This was not what Bobby Cox envisioned when he broke with tradition five weeks ago and named Russ Ortiz his Opening Day starter.

Nerves were high in season opener

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

Nerves were high in season opener
ATLANTA - Butterflies flapped around in Chipper Jones' stomach before his first Opening Day in 1995.

Aaron's home run record stands firm after 30 years

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.

Glavine finally defeats Atlanta

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.

Option expensing reveals other business issues

Boeing picks GE, Rolls Royce to supply engines for 7E7 airplane

Gender choice kits are new fad

Service sector posted large gains in March

Vendors swarm outside gates

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.

4 China execs are fired after corruption audit

Bank of America says it will cut 12,500 jobs

Writer complained of mistrial early

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?

Spiegel Group looking for buyer of Eddie Bauer business

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.

Murdoch's News Corp. to incorporate in U.S.

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.

Vendors swarm outside gates
For 51 weeks a year, Tanya Eulenfeld's day job is spent indoors, renting and selling her company's motorized scooters to those who have a tough time getting around.

Rising gas prices could boost sales of cheaper ethanol blends

Sony sells historic Culver Studios for $125 million
LOS ANGELES -- The historic Culver Studios, where such films as "Citizen Kane" and television classics such as "Lassie" were filmed, has been sold to a private investment group for $125 million.

JetBlue ranked No. 1 airline, report says

Murdoch's News Corp. to incorporate in U.S.
NEW YORK -- Nearly 20 years after Rupert Murdoch gave up his Australian citizenship to become an American, the media conglomerate he controls is following suit.

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.

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.

J.C. Penney selling Eckerd drugstore chain

4 China execs are fired after corruption audit
NEWARK, N.J. - Telecommunications gear maker Lucent Technologies announced Tuesday that it is firing four executives at its unit in China after finding possible violations of U.S. bribery laws.

Showcase works to woo business to Augusta area

Writer complained of mistrial early
NEW YORK - The author of a letter that contributed to the mistrial in the Tyco case told police he thought a mistrial already had been declared when he wrote it, a police official told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Lowe's chairman and CEO to retire next year

Boeing picks GE, Rolls Royce to supply engines for 7E7 airplane
SEATTLE -- Boeing Co. chose General Electric Co. and Rolls Royce PLC to supply the engines for its planned new 7E7 Dreamliner airplane, striking deals that could be worth billions of dollars to the two companies.

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.

Gender choice kits are new fad
CHICAGO - Boy or girl? Now you can pick the sex of your baby in the privacy of your own home. Or so the Internet sellers of sex-selection kits would have you believe.

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

Spiegel Group looking for buyer of Eddie Bauer business
CHICAGO -- The Spiegel Group is looking for a buyer for its Eddie Bauer clothing and home furnishing business after German billionaire Michael Otto was unable to reach a deal to retain control of the company, a Spiegel spokeswoman said Tuesday.

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.

Incentives rise among all major automakers in March

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.

Augusta is 92nd on unwired cities list

Rising gas prices could boost sales of cheaper ethanol blends
OMAHA, Neb. -- More motorists may be warming to ethanol-blended fuel - not from a concern for the environment, but because of worries over their wallets.

Area's gasoline prices among nation's lowest

Ex-Razorback, current assistant coach named to national hall
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- A former Razorback standout and a current assistant at Arkansas have been named to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Auburn brings Capel for on-campus interview
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn interim President Ed Richardson has begun conducting on-campus interviews with men's basketball coaching candidates, starting with Virginia Commonwealth's Jeff Capel.

Ex-Razorback, current assistant coach named to national hall

Football official: Colorado never condoned alcohol use by athletes

Football official: Colorado never condoned alcohol use by athletes
BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- The use of alcohol in recruiting has never been condoned by athletic officials at the University of Colorado, the director of football operations told a panel investigating the school's recruiting scandal.

Auburn brings Capel for on-campus interview

UConn hopes seniors go out with a victory

Final Four teams could return

Championship clash: No love lost in reunion

Auriemma believes in fate, not superstition

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

Fans celebrate tournament title

Lady Vols are looking to add one more title

Two-sport star takes endorsement case against NCAA to appeals court

Spiezio will see doctor; Guardado gets three days' rest

Okafor excels on, off basketball court

UConn gets championship greeting at airport

Lawmakers' failure
No one expected miracles when Georgia's General Assembly convened in January. After all, it is an election year, which inevitably promotes obstructionist partisanship, and the state's two legislative bodies are controlled by separate parties.

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.

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

Lawmakers' failure

Marketplace has changed
Hatred of President George W. Bush is now officially a cottage industry.

Freedom not an easy sell

LA judge won't suppress evidence in Courtney Love prosecution
LOS ANGELES -- A judge rejected a motion to suppress evidence in the case against Courtney Love, clearing the way for her trial later this month on charges of disorderly conduct and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Posh & Becks photographed at French ski resort
LONDON -- David Beckham and his wife, Victoria, were pictured in Tuesday's British newspapers frolicking in the snow at a French ski resort after reports surfaced that he had an affair with his former personal assistant.

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.

People in the News
PHILADELPHIA -- Rapper Beanie Sigel's lyrics talk of moving to a quiet suburb, but the South Philadelphia rapper will likely call prison home after a scheduled guilty plea this week, according to a published report.

Diana Ross won't have to serve more time in jail
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Diana Ross, who served her sentence for an Arizona drunken-driving conviction in Greenwich, Conn., won't have to return to Tucson to spend more time in jail.

Big Movers in the Stock Market

Tokyo stocks close at 32-month high

Nokia warns drop in phone sales to bring down 1Q results

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.

A status report on Wall Street's major indexes
Investor optimism about first quarter earnings drove blue chips higher Tuesday, but a profit warning from Nokia Corp. sank tech shares, leaving Wall Street mixed after three sessions of gains.

Janus executive VP takes leave amid trading investigation

Tokyo stocks close at 22-month high

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.

A status report on Wall Street's major indexes

Nokia warns drop in phone sales to bring down 1Q results
HELSINKI, Finland -- Nokia, the world's biggest cell phone maker, said its first quarter sales were down about 2 percent from last year, signaling that its sales were as much as 9 percent below expectations. But it said it should meet earnings expectations.

Alcoa profits soar along with aluminum prices
PITTSBURGH -- Alcoa Inc.'s profit more than doubled in the first quarter on strong demand for aluminum domestically and in China. But the results still missed Wall Street expectations.

Tokyo stocks close at 32-month high
TOKYO -- Tokyo's benchmark stock index closed at a 32-month high Tuesday as a spurt by the U.S. dollar against the Japanese yen fueled gains by technology shares and other issues in the currency-sensitive export sector.

Earnings optimism pushes blue chips up
NEW YORK -- Wall Street took an expected break Tuesday from a week of frenetic buying, leaving the major indexes mixed as investors bought blue chips but sold technology shares on an earnings warning from Nokia.

Rates mixed in Treasury bill auction

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.

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.

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

Demand for healthier meals creating a niche for personal chefs
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Rod and Debbie Basler wanted to follow the South Beach Diet, but their work lives made it impossible to shop and cook for it.

Weir's buddy to cook dinner

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.

Small portions
If you're a garlic lover and think bigger cloves are better, think again. Smaller garlic cloves taste better than larger ones, which get bitter and lose their characteristic bite with age. Don't be taken in by elephant garlic, either. These oversized bulbs, closer to milder leeks than feisty garlic, are bland in comparison.

Give your pudding a tropical vacation
Coconut milk paired with mango makes an extra-smooth and delicious pudding. Imagine it as the perfect ending to a meal - especially as something to cool the palate after the spicy dishes that are so popular nowadays.

Give your pudding a tropical vacation

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.

Yellow Jackets look ahead to bigger things next season
SAN ANTONIO -- Jarrett Jack pulled off his jersey, rubbed his bald head and stared quietly at the floor.

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.

Fans give Jackets warm welcome
ATLANTA - The student insisted on remaining nameless, identifying himself as "just a fan" and pointing to the back of his homemade T-shirt when asked about Georgia Tech's run to the national championship game.

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

Yellow Jackets look ahead to bigger things next season

Woods facing high standard at Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- One green jacket and Tiger Woods already was being compared to Jack Nicklaus.

Others staggered by Palmer's record of 50 straight Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Vijay Singh would be 81 years old by the time he matched Arnold Palmer's streak of 50 straight Masters. Tiger Woods would only be 69, but he had a a more simple wish.

Woods facing high standard at Masters

Others staggered by Palmer's record of 50 straight Masters

Wife of golfer John Daly enters plea to money laundering charges

Sparkling game, father's visit has Singh enjoying life
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- As amazing as it sounds, Vijay Singh no longer feels the need to spend hours on the practice range, hitting ball after ball.

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.

Devalued Euros hope to make gains in the majors
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Padraig Harrington doesn't see a crisis, only an identity.

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.

Devalued Euros hope to make gains in the majors

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.

Sudden death a tough loss to swallow at a major

Sparkling game, father's visit has Singh enjoying life

Brodeur ready for another run at Cup
WEST ORANGE, N.J. - With the NHL playoffs about to start, Martin Brodeur is going to spend a few more minutes watching videotapes of his opponents, and he might say a few more words to the referees before games.

Penguins may have Ovechkin substitute: Lemieux
PITTSBURGH -- Losing the NHL draft lottery means that the Pittsburgh Penguins probably won't have Russian star Alexander Ovechkin when they next take the ice.

Penguins optimistic, excited despite worst season in 20 years

Rangers rebuilding after latest disappointing season

Drunken driving charge against Brashear dismissed in plea bargain
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Philadelphia Flyers enforcer Donald Brashear pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of refusing to take a blood-alcohol test and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle.

Capitals win draft lottery
WASHINGTON - Something finally went right for the Washington Capitals: They won the NHL's Draft lottery.

Capitals win draft lottery

Brodeur ready for another run at Cup

Playoff rivalries abound

Penguins may have Ovechkin substitute: Lemieux

Mighty Ducks go from postseason to offseason

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.

Boston College earns ticket to Frozen Four with tight defense

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.

Boston College earns ticket to Frozen Four with tight defense
BOSTON - Boston College has one of the most prolific offenses in the country, but it's defense that helped the Eagles get to the Frozen Four for the first time since their 2001 championship season.

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.

Playoff rivalries abound
NEW YORK - If you ask the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders, this is the playoff year that history won't be repeated.

Augusta's best tossed salad
Once a year, Augusta turns into a community with a single focus golf. From a world view, the Masters Tournament defines Augusta.

Augusta's best tossed salad

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.

Augusta National changes sudden-death playoffs format
Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Hootie Johnson announced Wednesday a change in the format for playoffs to settle ties at the Masters Tournament.

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.

Light rain likely during Masters Tournament
Weather officials say possible rain Thursday morning should not cause golf fans to despair.

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.

Aiken sheriff involved in two-car accident
AIKEN - Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt was in a car accident at 8:40 a.m. today near the intersection of Augusta-Aiken Highway and Old Aiken Road when his car struck the rear of another vehicle.

Traffic flow improves
What a difference a day makes.

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

McKee cartoon is wild distortion

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

Choose site now, but do study later
It certainly is apparent that our Augusta commissioners are incapable of making decisions. Raymond T. Rufo, Augusta

Outsourcing will doom food program
We learned that the CSRA nutrition program now operated by the nonprofit Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta and the CSRA is to be outsourced to G.A. Food Services, a Florida company. Dorothy Goodwin, Evans, Ga.

Outsourcing will doom food program

Vietnam veterans must not be criticized
On March 17 I read Merle Burkholder's letter to the editor on Sen. John Kerry's Vietnam War record ("John Kerry's Vietnam record is weak"). I concluded that the author was a very unpatriotic person. Joseph Diggs Sr., Augusta

McKee cartoon is wild distortion
If you are a draft evader running against a Silver Star veteran, what do you do? Simply brand him unpatriotic for not marching to the president's drumbeat. How do you do this? Cut a video with a picture of Osama bin Laden leading in, then cut to the Democrat. Walter S. Williams, Augusta

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

Why are Medicare-eligible woman not getting an annual mammogram?

First of twin Mars rovers completes primary mission yet rolls on

Gender choice kits are new fad

Wine talk

Microsoft to release latest version of Office for Macs in mid-May

Communities around the country rally to supplement art for students

High school trains future designers, architects, tech whizzes

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

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

TV craze for poker leaves college campuses flush with new players

Canadian souvenirs

'Smart' land mines behind policy shift could get even smarter

Hand-tied

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

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.

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.

'Smart' land mines behind policy shift could get even smarter
The Bush administration's argument for shunning a global treaty on land mines rests largely on the U.S. military's use of "smart," self-destructing mines that don't linger after wars end to kill and maim civilians.

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.

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.

Gender choice kits are new fad
CHICAGO - Boy or girl? Now you can pick the sex of your baby in the privacy of your own home. Or so the Internet sellers of sex-selection kits would have you believe.

First of twin Mars rovers completes primary mission yet rolls on
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Spirit rover has completed its primary mission to Mars yet continues to roll along, moving toward a cluster of hills that could yield more evidence that the planet had a wet past.

Wine talk
THE WINE: 2001 Freemark Abbey Chardonnay, $19, from California

TV craze for poker leaves college campuses flush with new players
ATHENS, Ga. -- There's often a full house at Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity - in more ways than one.

Why are Medicare-eligible woman not getting an annual mammogram?
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Two mammograms within 10 months in 1994 cleared Lorna Johns of breast cancer so she decided to skip the X-ray the following year.

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.

Microsoft to release latest version of Office for Macs in mid-May
REDMOND, Wash. -- The latest version of Microsoft Corp.'s Office software for Apple computers will be in stores in the third week of May, the company said.

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.

Hand-tied
Southpaws have found respect in boxing and baseball, and now, with the likes of Phil Mickelson and 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir, golf.

Living briefs
If you're an expert at spicing things up in the kitchen, McCormick's is looking for you.

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

Argument leads to shooting of woman

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.

Trial ordered over school's placement of stickers in science books calling evolution a theory
ATLANTA -- A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit against a school district's practice of posting disclaimers inside science textbooks saying evolution is "a theory, not a fact."

Soldier was proud to be in military

Rants and raves
I DON'T LIKE to address people by their first names. When you are in business and situations like that, how dare you address me to the public by my first name? You call me Ms. or Mrs. One thing my mama taught me way back at home was to respect people. I don't call people by their first names unless they give me permission to do it.

Controllers prepare for high traffic
Normally Augusta Regional Airport can't compete in sheer volume with Columbia Metropolitan Airport, but this week the much smaller facility is about as busy as the South Carolina capital's airport.

Soldier was proud to be in military
ADRIAN, Ga. - Friends and family of the soldier killed last week in Iraq say the young man loved being in the military.

Panel fails to set end for meeting
Augusta commissioners, under fire for their nine-hour meetings, rejected a motion to set a deadline for ending Tuesday's meeting.

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.

Judicial center site is shifted
A plan approved to study four sites for an Augusta judicial center was abandoned Tuesday as commissioners agreed to look at just one new site - a two-block area between Walton Way and Fenwick Street.

News you can use
APRIL 7, 1983 A federal judge on Wednesday banned anyone by the Augusta National Inc. from selling souvenirs that display Masters Tournament emblems.

City extends a royal welcome
British charm met Southern hospitality Tuesday night.

Officials ask Masters patrons to avoid Alexander Drive

Judicial center site is shifted

Change to have little impact on university

Angel patrols school hallway

Learning Spanish early

Stolen money must be repaid

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.

Controllers prepare for high traffic

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

Augusta National changes sudden-death playoffs format

Markets await local produce

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Fun in the sand
Adrian Mayfield, 19 months, enjoys a Tuesday afternoon playing in the sand at Riverview Park in North Augusta.

School seeks arena funds

Residents want changes in animal control rules

Hopeful resumes quest for Senate

Correction

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To end backups, officials want golf fans off road
Transportation officials are asking Masters Tournament patrons to stop using Alexander Drive as a shortcut between River Watch Parkway and Washington Road.

Kid of the day

Lawmaker says vote against gay-marriage ban wasn't easy
ATLANTA - State Rep. Louise McBee, D-Athens, said her vote last week against a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage was the "most difficult" choice she has made in her 13 years as a lawmaker.

Police say 2 robbed victim of homicide

Byrd speaks at Golf Breakfast

Lawyer to appeal death sentence

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.

City extends a royal welcome

Budget doesn't push up taxes

Cockfighting measure wins industry support

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.

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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.

Water aerobics classes see boost in popularity

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.

Around town

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Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Trinity Syania Nugin, 1, of Augusta.

Water aerobics classes see boost in popularity
Imogene Sims knew her inactive lifestyle needed a change.

Special budget session looms

Lawmakers scramble to finish their work
ATLANTA - Lawmakers worked feverishly Tuesday to wrap up negotiations on the HOPE Scholarship and the coming fiscal-year budget to set the stage for today, the final day of the legislative session.

HOPE negotiators see little progress

Assault suspect turns himself in
A local man who had eluded Columbia County sheriff's authorities for about a week after being accused of sexually assaulting an Evans woman was arrested Monday night by authorities in Columbia, S.C.

Outlook is sweet for Vidalia onions

School seeks arena funds
AIKEN - University of South Carolina Aiken officials hope voters will help put the finishing touches on a new $17 million arena scheduled for groundbreaking in August.

General gets look into Fort Discovery

Cockfighting measure wins industry support
AIKEN - A push to make cockfighting a felony under federal law got a boost this week with an endorsement from the nation's poultry industry.

Across Georgia

Learning Spanish early
MERRIWETHER - The dozen preschool children sitting in Moniqua Acosta's classroom at the Child Prodigy Learning Center held their hands high in the air, counting from one to 10.

The Spirit of flight

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - The daughter of a woman who died inside the Greenville County Detention Center two years ago has sued, saying county employees were negligent.

Staff, funds shortage hinders fire marshals

Across the area
A Wilkes County animal control officer has been arrested on rape charges, state officials said Tuesday.

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.

Change to have little impact on university
ATHENS - A dozen semifinalists, including the University System of Georgia chancellor, will be interviewed next week for the president's post at the University of Tennessee.

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.

Lawyer to appeal death sentence
COLUMBIA - The lawyer for an inmate scheduled to die April 16 has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying the jury in his trial should have known he would have been 71 years old before he became eligible for parole.

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.

Rail line expects heavy business
ST. MARYS, Ga. - As many as 1,400 customers a day are predicted to ride a new passenger rail service being established in coastal Georgia between Kingsland and St. Marys.

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.

Hopeful resumes quest for Senate
AIKEN - Like the sudden plot twist in a soap opera, the on-then-off candidacy of Republican anti-abortion activist Susan Swanson is back on again.

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

Driver stays in serious condition
A man who authorities said crashed into a tent of high schoolers trying to raise money on Washington Road remained in a hospital Tuesday, officials said.

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.

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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.

A hardy exhibit
Elvis fans have Graceland. Baseball fans have Cooperstown. Laurel and Hardy fans flock to Harlem.

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.

Fun in the sand

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A boy who was 15 when he stole a Jeep Cherokee, attempted to elude police and killed a man he ran over with the vehicle was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison.

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.

Court of Appeals rules publisher can be sued
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The author of the book A Glimpse of Hell cannot be sued for libel in South Carolina, but the publisher of the book about the 1989 explosion aboard the USS Iowa that killed 47 sailors can, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.

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.

Victim of deer collision buried
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - One of the founding members of the University of Georgia Alumni Association was buried Tuesday, four days after he was killed when a deer crashed through his car windshield after being struck by a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

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

Rants and raves
I DON'T LIKE to address people by their first names. When you are in business and situations like that, how dare you address me to the public by my first name? You call me Ms. or Mrs. One thing my mama taught me way back at home was to respect people. I don't call people by their first names unless they give me permission to do it.

Officers look for escaped inmate
Screven County sheriff's authorities are seeking an inmate who escaped from a work detail Tuesday morning.

Angel patrols school hallway
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - At Glynn Academy, Angel paces the classroom aisles with a confident trot and a keen nose.

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.

Stolen money must be repaid
The trustee for a local veterans foundation who was convicted of theft in the disappearance of more than $130,000 of the charity's assets must repay the money with interest while on probation, a judge ruled Tuesday.

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.

Lawmakers scramble to finish their work

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.

Police say 2 robbed victim of homicide
Officials said Tuesday that two north Georgia men have been charged with taking property from the former home of a Lincoln County gunshot victim.

'Hellboy' catches box-office fire with $23.2 million debut
LOS ANGELES -- "Hellboy" was the latest comic-book adaptation to debut as the top weekend movie, opening with $23.2 million.

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.

'The Alamo': An epic movie about Texas warriors fights for respect

Japanese actor makes a living out of dying on-camera

'Hellboy' catches box-office fire with $23.2 million debut

Odessans hopeful movie won't be like book
ODESSA, Texas -- The 1990 book about Permian High School's storied football program stirred anger in this West Texas city with its allegations of racism and a win-at-all-costs mind-set.

'The Alamo': An epic movie about Texas warriors fights for respect
LOS ANGELES -- The shooting was relatively painless on "The Alamo." The cutting was where things started to hurt.

Odessans hopeful movie won't be like book

New Alamo movie inspires CD extolling defenders

Cobain's art shows flip side of his genius

Former Menudo star ready for his own spotlight

Nirvana's Kurt Cobain did more than entertain us
ABERDEEN, Wash. -- Beneath this bridge above the muddy banks of Wishkah River, a troubled young Kurt Cobain would come to escape his unhappy home and the persistent gray drizzle of the Washington coast.

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.

Cobain's art shows flip side of his genius
MONTESANO, Wash. -- Leland Cobain spreads a few yellowing pieces of art across his dining room table. The Aberdeen Museum of History, in the next town over, has asked him to contribute to an exhibit about his grandson, late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

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.

Industry uses file-sharing information to boost sales

Nirvana's Kurt Cobain did more than entertain us

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.

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."

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

Magic vs. Bird elevated sport's status

Bryant's lawyers ask for early trial date
DENVER - Kobe Bryant's lawyers insisted Tuesday that they want a trial as quickly as possible, complaining that the rape case has exacted a grueling "personal and professional toll" on the NBA star.

Bryant attorneys ask for prompt trial, say case has exacted a toll

Kidd returns, but Nets lose
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Milwaukee Bucks spoiled the long-awaited return of All-Stars Jason Kidd and Kenyon Martin, rallying from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit for a 103-98 win over the New Jersey Nets on Tuesday night.

Bryant attorneys ask for prompt trial, say case has exacted a toll
DENVER -- Kobe Bryant's lawyers insisted Tuesday that they want a trial as quickly as possible, complaining that the rape case has exacted a grueling "personal and professional toll" on the NBA star.

Cavs activate McInnis, Cleaves released
CLEVELAND -- Jeff McInnis was activated from the injured list on Tuesday by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who nearly fell out of the NBA playoff chase while the point guard was out with a bruised right shoulder.

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
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.

UConn gets championship greeting at airport
STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun held the national championship trophy above his head and greeted about 200 fans gathered at the airport to welcome home the Huskies from San Antonio.

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.

Championship clash: No love lost in reunion
NEW ORLEANS - The feud won't stop here. Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma and Tennessee's Pat Summitt will be back at each other's throats fighting for the women's championship again for the same reasons they were there Tuesday night.

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.

Two-sport star takes endorsement case against NCAA to appeals court
DENVER -- Two-sport star Jeremy Bloom takes his high-profile case against the NCAA back to court on Wednesday.

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.

Okafor excels on, off basketball court
SAN ANTONIO - The parents knew little about basketball, and cared even less.

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.

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.

Fans celebrate tournament title
STORRS, Conn. - Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun held the national championship trophy above his head and greeted about 200 fans gathered at the airport to welcome home the Huskies from San Antonio.

Lady Vols are looking to add one more title
NEW ORLEANS - Tennessee's starting lineup will took the court against Connecticut in the NCAA final already with one title to its credit this season.

Final Four teams could return
SAN ANTONIO - Now that Connecticut has put the final touches on a dominating season with a well-deserved national championship, the focus shifts to next year.

Victor Leyva signs one-year contract to stay with Bengals

Jets defensive back injured in accident

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Bulgarian weightlifter to appeal doping ban
SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Bulgarian Olympic weightlifting champion Galabin Boevski plans to appeal an eight-year ban for tampering with his urine sample at last year's world championships.

Bulgarian weightlifter to appeal doping ban

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.

Correction: Canoe-Kayak trials story

Correction: Canoe-Kayak trials story
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- In an April 4 story about the U.S. Olympic canoe and kayak trials, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Scott Parsons, Bret Heyl, Scott Shipley, Rebecca Giddens, Sarah Leith and Hannah Larsen qualified for the Olympic team as a result of their finishes.

Dahlberg, Borges big winners in boxing writer awards

Navratilova loses in singles comeback

Overtime

Roddick ready for Davis Cup

Spring prep sports

Overtime

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.

Overtime
In Columiba, South Carolina infielder Steven Tolleson is expected to miss two to four weeks of baseball after knee surgery.

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.

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.

Spring prep sports
Here's a brief look at area spring prep sports scores.

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

Navratilova loses in singles comeback
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- Martina Navratilova lost her first singles appearance in the United States in more than 10 years, falling to Milagros Sequera 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday at the Bausch & Lomb Championships.

Victor Leyva signs one-year contract to stay with Bengals
CINCINNATI -- Offensive lineman Victor Leyva, a backup who has played guard and tackle, re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday.

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.

Sugar Ray to participate in 'On the Road' reality show

TV chef Rocco files countersuit against investors
NEW YORK -- The celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito filed a countersuit Monday against investors in his television restaurant, accusing them of cooking the eatery's books and then cutting him out of the business in a dispute over earnings.

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

FX docudrama makes strong case for a death row redemption

FX docudrama makes strong case for a death row redemption
LOS ANGELES -- Can a man escape the villainy of his past through his good works?

Bob Dylan is the new face of Victoria's Secret
NEW YORK -- New, from Victoria's Secret: the MiracleBob? Bob Dylan appears in a new series of commercials for Victoria's Secret, his grizzled face intercut with shots of model Adriana Lima cavorting though Venice in a bra, panties and spike heels.

Bob Dylan is the new face of Victoria's Secret

Oliver Stone goes 'Looking for Fidel'
NEW YORK -- It's not so surprising that Oliver Stone, a director whose incendiary world view sparked such features as "JFK" and "Natural Born Killers," would be drawn to Fidel Castro. Here's another tough guy with whom he could compare notes on running the show.

Fox cancels 'Wonderfalls' drama

Sugar Ray to participate in 'On the Road' reality show
NEW YORK -- Sugar Ray is taking their act to the airwaves. The rock band will participate in "On the Road," a reality show for Spike TV, singer Mark McGrath told The Associated Press Monday.

LA judge won't suppress evidence in Courtney Love prosecution

Posh & Becks photographed at French ski resort

People in the News

People in the News

Diana Ross won't have to serve more time in jail

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.

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.

Tee for one

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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

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

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My style

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

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

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:

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.

Results of exit exam show we need help

Odds and Ends

Murder suspect plucks out own eye in Texas jail cell

Odds and Ends

Body of woman missing 14 years found in storage unit