The evolution of an arts Mecca

Exhibit looks to everyday objects for beauty of design
NEW YORK -- They may not seem all that artistic, those ubiquitous yellow Post-it notes, or the chopsticks that came with last night's take-out, or the zipper keeping your pants up.

'Between Us': Examining the choices one makes in life
NEW YORK -- Want to discover a new American drama? Check out the world premiere of "Between Us" Joe Hortua's look at two couples and the different paths they take with their lives. The play, now in previews at Manhattan Theatre Club's Stage I, opens officially April 20.

Vivienne Westwood exhibition shows innovation of 30 years

Exhibit looks to everyday objects for beauty of design

Osage art tells story of tradition, adaptation

Osage art tells story of tradition, adaptation
ST. LOUIS -- As the city celebrates 2004 for the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark journey, a display at the St. Louis Art Museum is focusing on the American Indians who played an important role in the region long before the explorers arrived to map the Louisiana Purchase.

Nancy Lemenager is coming back to Broadway

Nancy Lemenager is coming back to Broadway
NEW YORK -- From Jerome Kern to Billy Joel - Nancy Lemenager is returning to Broadway.

The evolution of an arts Mecca
NEW YORK -- An icy drizzle darkens the street beneath Bruce Pearson's studio.

'Between Us': Examining the choices one makes in life

Emerson String Quartet: a quarter-century of good timing
NEW YORK -- Like all exceptional musicians, the members of the Emerson String Quartet have excellent timing.

Emerson String Quartet: a quarter-century of good timing

Vivienne Westwood exhibition shows innovation of 30 years
LONDON -- Vivienne Westwood, famous for dressing the Sex Pistols and creating the 1970s punk look, isn't interested in keeping up with the times.

American Indian curator hopes to tell all sides of mission story
SAN FRANCISCO -- Andrew Galvan stands on the steps of the old adobe building and sees a relic of a colonial crusade that wreaked havoc on his ancestors.

American Indian curator hopes to tell all sides of mission story

OPENING STRONG

Baseball briefs

OPENING STRONG
All hope looked lost for the GreenJackets going into the ninth inning of their home-opener Monday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Schmidt gets first win as manager
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt got his first win as a minor league manager when the Clearwater Threshers beat the Dunedin Blue Jays 9-3 Sunday in the Florida State League.

Bonds ties Willie Mays with 660th homer

Bonds ties Willie Mays with 660th homer
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds hit his 660th home run Monday to tie godfather Willie Mays for third on baseball's career list.

Baseball briefs
Seattle at Anaheim (10:05 p.m. EDT). Vladimir Guerrero plays his first home game as a member of the Angels.

Indians take out Twins
CLEVELAND -- No extra innings. No wasted chances. No bullpen implosion.

Scrappy little rookie comes up big for Yankees

Pirates sink Cubs
CHICAGO -- Greg Maddux's Wrigley Field homecoming with the Chicago Cubs was upstaged by Kris Benson.

Retro ballparks are getting old

Phillies come up short in new home
PHILADELPHIA -- New stadium, same old Phillies.

Phillies come up short in new home

Scrappy little rookie comes up big for Yankees
NEW YORK -- Bubba Crosby bounced right out of the dugout and raised his helmet high in the air.

Indians take out Twins

Retro ballparks are getting old
PHILADELPHIA - Barry Larkin is a big fan of ballparks. Heck, he even named his oldest daughter after a favorite place to play - she's Brielle D'Shea, as in Shea Stadium.

Pirates sink Cubs

Government should make tax forms user-friendly

Children on Easter egg hunt find guns in schoolyard
FLINT, Mich. -- A group of children hunting for Easter eggs Saturday during a church event found two loaded handguns outside an elementary school.

Odds and Ends
COOTAMUNDRA, Australia -- For a moment there were furrowed brows when organizers of an assault on the world plowing record realized they did not have enough tractors.

Man dangles off bridge for nearly three hours before rescue
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- A man dangled from bridge for two hours Sunday before he was spotted by a taxi passenger, then spent nearly another hour suspended as rescuers tried to retrieve him, officials said.

Students to hold three separate proms
LYONS, Ga. -- It was hard enough to choose whether to attend the white prom or the black prom at Toombs County High School, but Yuri Flores hit another roadblock after she made her decision.

Man wins $270,600 after betting life savings
LAS VEGAS -- A man who put his life savings on the line took home $270,600 in a double-or-nothing roulette wheel gamble at the Plaza Hotel and Casino.

Attacker cuts woman's hair at family grave site in Louisiana
METAIRIE, La. -- A man grabbed a woman in a mausoleum, made her kneel and pull her hair into a ponytail, and then cut her hair off close to her head, police said.

Cubs rout Braves
ATLANTA -- Kerry Wood's uniform was a bloody mess Sunday.

Hampton's poor start burns Atlanta early
NEW YORK - Move over, Russ Ortiz. Another Braves starting pitcher has found some hideous numbers pegged next to his name.

Cubs rout Braves

Braves beset by injuries
NEW YORK -- Atlanta Braves slugger Chipper Jones was out of the starting lineup Monday against the New York Mets because of a mild right hamstring strain.

Cubs' ace continues to dominate Braves
ATLANTA - Kerry Wood used his fastball to blow the Atlanta Braves out of the National League playoffs last October, earning two victories and striking out 18 batters in the 2003 Division Series.

Hampton's poor start burns Atlanta early

Cubs' ace continues to dominate Braves

Mets defeat Braves in 9

Mets defeat Braves in 9
NEW YORK -- The New York Mets hardly missed Mike Piazza and Cliff Floyd in their home opener.

Braves beset by injuries

Gasoline futures prices surge
WASHINGTON -- Gasoline futures prices surged Monday to a record high, sending shares of oil refining companies higher too.

China pledges more efforts to ward off inflation

CEO Gutierrez credited with Kellogg's comeback
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- Five years ago, with Americans eating more bagels and muffins instead of cereal for breakfast, Kellogg Co. was starting to look a little shaky.

Gasoline futures prices surge

Hassle might scare donors

DuPont plans job cuts

Microsoft pays $440 million to settle InterTrust patent suit
REDMOND, Wash. -- Microsoft Corp. is paying $440 million to InterTrust Technologies Corp. to settle a three-year-old patent infringement lawsuit over technology for protecting music, movies and other digital content against piracy.

Growing list of top executives leaving Coke

Correction
An article in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly identified a company whose executive was participating in the Red Carpet Tour. The story should have listed the company as Grant Thornton LLC.

Correction

Economist tapped to head San Francisco Federal Reserve

Last-minute tax filing begins

Growing list of top executives leaving Coke
ATLANTA -- One-by-one, the titans of The Coca-Cola Co. are leaving - the head of the North American division, the chief executive and now the general counsel, the beverage giant's highest ranking black officer.

Microsoft pays $440 million to settle InterTrust patent suit

China pledges more efforts to ward off inflation
SHANGHAI, China -- China central bank is boosting the financial reserves that banks are required to hold to guard against inflation and reduce financial risks.

CNN's Lou Dobbs makes offshoring issue his job
LOS ANGELES -- Lou Dobbs is a newsman on a mission. Or, as detractors would have it, he's a "raving" trade protectionist, a ratings hound, or possibly suffering "some sort of intellectual midlife crisis."

DuPont plans job cuts
DOVER, Del. - The chemical giant DuPont Co. plans to eliminate 3,500 jobs, or about 6 percent of its global work force, by the end of this year as part of previously announced plans to cut costs.

Dot-com millionaires want to restore luster to downtown Vegas casino

Hassle might scare donors
WASHINGTON - Charities fear that potential donors might conclude it's not worth the hassle to donate used cars if Congress follows through with plans to clamp down on inflated tax deductions.

CNN's Lou Dobbs makes offshoring issue his job

Last-minute tax filing begins
The Internal Revenue Service warns that waiting until the last minute to file your taxes often results in mistakes, but many Americans appear willing to take that chance.

Dot-com millionaires want to restore luster to downtown Vegas casino
LAS VEGAS -- Dot-com millionaires Tim Poster and Tom Breitling knew how to get a deal at a hotel-casino and book flights to Las Vegas, but were far less expert about the gambling business. Yet the entrepreneurs have transformed themselves into gaming executives with the purchase of downtown Las Vegas' famed Golden Nugget.

CEO Gutierrez credited with Kellogg's comeback

Economist tapped to head San Francisco Federal Reserve
WASHINGTON -- Janet Yellen, a former Federal Reserve governor who served as President Clinton's chief economist from 1997 to 1999, has been chosen as the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Fed announced Monday.

University of Colorado president becomes most public face of football scandal

University of Colorado president becomes most public face of football scandal
BOULDER, Colo. -- Elizabeth Hoffman walked into the room and sat behind a table, the glare of television lights shining in her eyes.

Pac-10 penalizes Washington for violations

Pac-10 penalizes Washington for violations
SEATTLE -- Washington was penalized by the Pac-10 on Monday for gambling violations and improper recruiting practices uncovered after former football coach Rick Neuheisel was fired last summer.

Demanding decency
The fallout from Janet Jackson's blouse continues.

Did you get your Phil?

Did you get your Phil?
The Masters is famous for producing high drama and excitement, but this year the world's greatest golf tourney outdid itself. Even the weather cooperated in making this one of the most thrilling and historic Masters ever.

Ultimate triumph of attitude
William Hung was laughed off the stage at his American Idol singing audition.

A new Plant Vogtle?
What's the cleanest, most efficient and least-expensive source of electricity? Nuclear power, of course.

John Stamos and wife, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, have separated
LOS ANGELES -- Married life is over for "Full House" actor John Stamos and "X-Men" actress Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, the former Victoria's Secret model.

Q&A: Elisha Cuthbert on '24', 'The Girl Next Door'
LOS ANGELES -- The good news for "24" star Elisha Cuthbert was that her first lead movie role in the comedy "The Girl Next Door" came with lots of sexy costume changes - a relief from wearing the same outfit every single day on the real-time TV thriller.

Coroner finds actor Robert Pastorelli died of heroin overdose
LOS ANGELES -- "Murphy Brown" actor Robert Pastorelli, found dead last month in a bathroom at his Hollywood Hills home, died of a heroin overdose, the coroner's office said Monday.

People in the News
NEW YORK -- Uma Thurman is glad "Kill Bill" turned out to be two installments. Vol. 1 of the action flick was released in October; Vol. 2 opens Friday.

Two newspaper publishers reported mixed first-quarter results

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.

Wall Street tech trading could turn on results
NEW YORK -- The Nasdaq composite index, already bruised from a month of rocky trading, may see more volatility after bellwethers including Intel, IBM, Apple Computer and Sun Microsystems release earnings reports in the coming week.

Goodyear lowers income by another $65 million
AKRON, Ohio -- Goodyear Rubber & Tire Co. on Monday said it would reduce its reported profit for the past six years by another $65 million because of improper accounting at its overseas operations and other reasons.

Investors worry about lawsuits used to quiet their views
NEW YORK -- Annual meetings have long been considered an open forum where company shareholders could speak out and hope to be heard - and not worry about being sued for what they say. Until now.

Strong earnings boost markets
NEW YORK -- Investors set aside their concerns about Iraq Monday, sending stocks solidly higher on expectations of companies' robust first-quarter earnings reports. All three major indexes regained the ground they lost last week.

Tokyo stocks rally, dollar lower against yen

Tokyo stocks rally, dollar lower against yen
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks rebounded Monday, pushing the benchmark index up more than 1 percent as investors shrugged off worries about a hostage crisis and focused on hopes for a sustained economic recovery. The U.S. dollar was lower against the yen.

Wall Street tech trading could turn on results

Investors worry about lawsuits used to quiet their views

Two newspaper publishers reported mixed first-quarter results
NEW YORK -- Two newspaper publishers reported mixed first-quarter results Monday.

Readers share recipes on what to do with leftovers
The Easter baskets are put away for another year, even though you'll be picking that green plastic "grass" out of your carpet for weeks to come. If you're looking for a few creative ways to use up all those eggs, check out these recipe choices

Readers share recipes on what to do with leftovers

Jackets top North Carolina
ATLANTA -- Eric Patterson had three hits and drove in five runs and Andy Hawranick also had three hits and two RBI to lead Georgia Tech to a 13-8 victory over North Carolina Sunday in the rubber game of their three-game series.

OPENING STRONG
All hope looked lost for the GreenJackets going into the ninth inning of their home-opener Monday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Eleventh-hour rally results in 12th -nning win
All hope looked lost for the GreenJackets going into the ninth inning of their home-opener Monday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Jackets avoid sweep
ROME, Ga. - The Augusta GreenJackets are finally in the win column.

High school yearbooks hold memories, mistakes

'It was just so much fun'

What will Phil do next? Plenty of time to find out

Ratings for Mickelson's thrilling win down

'It was just so much fun'
A tournament that started on a somber note turned sentimental, then ended in a flash of pure exhilaration with Phil Mickelson jumping for joy after he won the 68th Masters Tournament.

From green jackets to Green Berets: Tiger Woods arrives for training at Fort Bragg

What will Phil do next? Plenty of time to find out
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The short trip down Magnolia Lane ends with a circular drive in front of the Augusta National clubhouse, and that's where it all might finally sink in for Phil Mickelson.

From green jackets to Green Berets: Tiger Woods arrives for training at Fort Bragg
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Fresh from the green jackets of Augusta National, Tiger Woods arrived at the home of the Green Berets on Monday for a week of military training.

Ratings for Mickelson's thrilling win down
NEW YORK -- Despite a thrilling final-hole victory by Phil Mickelson, television ratings for Sunday's final round of the Masters were down more than 20 percent.

Eleventh-hour rally results in 12th -nning win

OPENING STRONG

Jackets avoid sweep

Predators win first home playoff game
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators made the first home playoff game in their six-year history a day to remember.

Blue Jackets sign college defenseman

Predators win first home playoff game

Sharks' Nabokov stingy so far in first-round series
ST. LOUIS -- Evgeni Nabokov's stingy goaltending in the first two games of the San Jose Sharks' opening-round playoff series is no surprise to his coach.

Sharks' Nabokov stingy so far in first-round series

Predators mangle Red Wings
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tomas Vokoun carried the Nashville Predators to the franchise's first playoff berth with his steady goaltending.

Islanders happy to be home

Canucks douce Flames
CALGARY, Alberta -- Johan Hedberg stepped in for an injured Dan Cloutier in goal, and looked as though he's been starting all season.

Predators mangle Red Wings

Penguins assign Fleury to Wilkes-Barre

Canadiens bruise Bruins

Stars hoping return home provides spark
DALLAS -- Outplayed in every way through two losses to the Colorado Avalanche, the Dallas Stars are desperate for something to finally go right in their first-round playoff series.

Leafs optimistic about chances in Ottawa
TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs have made themselves perfectly comfortable at Ottawa's home rink.

Sharks lead 2-0 over undisciplined Blues
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues know they need to show much more discipline to get back into their first-round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks.

Penguins assign Fleury to Wilkes-Barre
PITTSBURGH -- Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, the NHL's No. 1 overall draft pick last year, was sent to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday for the start of the AHL playoffs.

Islanders happy to be home
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders returned from Florida with a win in their pockets and home-ice advantage.

Blue Jackets sign college defenseman
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets signed Maine defenseman Prestin Ryan to a one-year deal on Monday.

Leafs optimistic about chances in Ottawa

Sharks lead 2-0 over undisciplined Blues

Stars hoping return home provides spark

Canadiens bruise Bruins
MONTREAL -- Jose Theodore not only stops goals, he sets them up. And Alex Kovalev is showing again that he knows how to finish plays.

Canucks douce Flames

Government should make tax forms user-friendly
The wages of sin is death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.

Tornado watch issued
Three men died this morning when a small plane crashed in a wooded area near a North Augusta nursing home, authorities said.

Three dead in North Augusta plane crash
Three men died this morning when a small plane crashed in a wooded area near a North Augusta nursing home, authorities said.

Flaggers still pushing for vote

Stop madness, fight terrorism
When common sense and logic have gone out the window, then the world has gone mad... If these terrorists are allowed to commit their crimes without being punished, then the world has gone mad. Ben Mordecai, Martinez

Flaggers still pushing for vote
Despite all the misquotes, quotes taken out of context, biased media coverage and noncoverage that have been inflicted upon them by the media, Georgians calling for an honest state flag referendum continue to gain ground. P.K. Fitzgerald, Harlem

Harold V. Jones a good candidate for solicitor
In announcing his bid for Augusta-Richmond County solicitor March 22, Harold V. Jones II talked about the importance for all of us to come together and work together in the legal arena as well as other areas. He exemplifies an individual who will maintain a high degree of intergrity in that office. Stephen M. Gaines, Augusta

Golfer's generosity draws thanks
Dear Charles: I was very touched to read the article in the April 5 Augusta Chronicle where you recently honored your father with a donation to the Medical College of Georgia to help start an endowed chair in pediatric surgery. The feelings your father must have for your thoughtful deed must be overwhelming and I would like to commend you for your contribution. Jack Connell, Augusta

Accusation against Bush is baseless

Morris typifies frivolous lawsuits
This letter is to the hypocrites at Morris Communications who rant about their "rational fear of judges," (editorial, April 2) greedy lawyers, frivolous lawsuits and the need for tort reform, while at the same time they are retaining greedy lawyers to file frivolous lawsuits for millions of dollars against the PGA Tour that are consistently dismissed as frivolous by rational judges. Joseph R. Neal Jr., Augusta

Don't privatize seniors' meals

Harold V. Jones a good candidate for solicitor

Morris typifies frivolous lawsuits

Noise from speedway is exaggerated
In response to the letter from Randy and Briggette London, I agree completely. How can the Columbia County Zoning Board in all good conscience put up such a fuss about six hours of noise, once a week, from April until October? Tina Tucker, Grovetown, Ga.

Accusation against Bush is baseless
As the presidential campaign unfolds the public continues being exposed to the hatred some Democrats have for George W. Bush. The encomiums have included descriptions of the president as "an intellectual moron," "another Hitler," "worse than Saddam," etc. Keith Shafer, Augusta

Will the real Kerry please stand up?

Don't privatize seniors' meals
As a taxpayer, a senior citizen and a Meals on Wheels volunteer, I am concerned about the privatization of the nutrition contract for the Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta and the CSRA. It appears that the fix was in; why else would the highest bidder be awarded the contract? Claire Shannon, Augusta

Despite claims, Iraq is better off

Despite claims, Iraq is better off
I'm disgusted by the letters repeating the liberal line of calling President Bush a liar because we haven't uncovered weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and, therefore, we had no business going into Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein and liberate the Iraqis. Tom Taber, Augusta

Will the real Kerry please stand up?
We will have the opportunity to vote for the president who will lead this nation for the next four years. However, to make the right decision, we need more facts. We have a good idea where President George W. Bush stands on the issues and on his accomplishments, but we need clarification on Sen. John Kerry's views and past actions. It is difficult to follow Sen. Kerry's opinions and beliefs because he reverses himself, except for his hatred of President Bush. Al Kotras, Augusta

In gadget-loving Japan, robots get hugs in therapy sessions

DVD backup software made toothless by courts

Seniors calendar

Millions of Americans at risk for vision loss or blindness

Formerly arcane research gets Pentagon, corporate respect

Techbits: AOL's reality TV, Document detectors, Hot spots

Defibrillators now required on airliners

Living briefs

DVD backup software made toothless by courts
SAN FRANCISCO -- When 321 Studios Inc. hit store shelves with software that could back up DVD movies onto blank disks, it seemed like a smart idea for households full of rambunctious children who play rough-and-tumble with their copies of "Finding Nemo."

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

News selection carries whiff of bias
A recent letter from one of your readers pointed out the media bias of the Associated Press. As you seem to be wedded to the AP as your source for news, I join in but also want to add absurdity. James M. Wetzel, Aiken, S.C.

Millions of Americans at risk for vision loss or blindness
CHICAGO -- More than 28 million Americans over age 40 have eye ailments that put them at risk for vision loss and blindness, researchers say, warning that the numbers will surge as the population ages.

Formerly arcane research gets Pentagon, corporate respect
PITTSBURGH -- Researchers in robotics have traditionally faced two debilitating obstacles: terribly expensive parts and difficulty attracting funding from anyone outside of a small corps of true believers.

Magazine helps kids come to terms with family drug woes
NEW YORK -- The first memory Natasha Santos has of her mother is of the woman banging her sister's head into the stove.

Techbits: AOL's reality TV, Document detectors, Hot spots
NEW YORK -- It's a lot like "The Apprentice," except nobody gets fired.

In gadget-loving Japan, robots get hugs in therapy sessions
OHBU, Japan -- The elderly patients suffer from severe dementia, but their faces light up when they see the dog-shaped robot, swaddled in soft clothing, waddle around the hospital floor. Some clap; others break into feeble smiles. Urged by nurses, a few cautiously reach out and touch it.

Defibrillators now required on airliners
WASHINGTON -- Most commercial airplanes now must have cardiac equipment on board to help passengers who suffer heart attacks. The new Federal Aviation Administration rule, which affects about 2,600 airliners, went into effect Monday.

Living briefs
Is Mom in desperate need of a haircut? Does Dad really need to get rid of that Member's Only jacket from 1981?

Vietnam shooter has too much Norris, too little "Platoon"
Anyone who's seen Chuck Norris' "Missing in Action" understands that the hero isn't going to analyze Vietnam's moral ambiguities - he's going to karate chop them in the head.

Augusta flooded regularly until dam

Plane crash kills 3

Bridge builders emphasize safety

Five questions
Former Augusta-Richmond County mayor Larry Sconyers answers questions for The Augusta Chronicle.

Construction contract passes
Augusta commissioners approved a contract with Heery International Inc. to oversee construction of the city's multimillion-dollar capital improvement program Monday, which includes a community liaison to recruit minority contractors.

United parties got work done
ATLANTA - Georgians got some glimpses during the just-concluded General Assembly session of how divided government can work.

Tax commission hopeful resigns

Conflicts nearly sank HOPE reform
ATLANTA - It was falling apart again.

Conflicts nearly sank HOPE reform

Restoring history
AIKEN - The heart of a town known as a mecca for horses, golf and retirees can't be found in the bars and boutiques that line Laurens Street or along the dusty lanes and stables of the Horse District.

Second Petersburg boat arrives at Augusta Canal
In 1845, a young engineer named William Phillips conducted surveys that convinced skeptics a canal could bring growth and prosperity to Augusta.

Across Georgia

Incident suspends teacher, principal

Principal returns from Iraq service

Debate on lake's name continues
Strom Thurmond Lake or Clarks Hill?

Restoring history

Savannah man found shot inside burning car

Kid of the day

Across the area

Seattle, San Francisco air passengers may have been exposed to measles

Children learn dangers of visiting online chat rooms

Debate on lake's name continues

State officials looking for moniker for Ga. 316-Interstate 85 connector

Female faculty seek mentors

Kennedy will speak at GSU
STATESBORO, Ga. - It's not the famous name or family charisma that whips up Chandra Brown whenever she hears Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speak. It's his message.

No change foreseen in legislative makeup

Incident suspends teacher, principal
A Burke County Middle School principal and teacher were suspended after a convicted sex offender was allowed to participate in a school function, a school board member said.

Second Petersburg boat arrives at Augusta Canal

Teacher inspires pupils to reach out

Hunt's record pleases county

Downtown churches join in early worship
An Augusta Easter service turned into a game of peekaboo at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater on Sunday.

Limit is placed on yard waste
AIKEN - The Aiken City Council got down to some trash talking Monday night.

Across South Carolina

Tornado watch issued

Barrett says pit facility is needed

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT for Columbia County authorities. Adequate time has passed since the ice storm. It's time to ticket residents who have the large piles of tree refuse, limbs, branches, etc., all over the front yard, creating an eyesore and obstructing vision for drivers.

News you can use

News you can use
APRIL 13, 1863 The consecration of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity was an event, which had long been awaited with eager interest by the Catholic portion of the community, as well as by the merely curious, who were upon the tip-toe of expectation to witness so unusual a ceremony, and to examine an advice to which rumor and past events had given a wide spread fame.

United parties got work done

Smoking ban just the beginning of legislative failures

Kid of the day

Masters caused no crime problem
Although the first three days of Masters Week ended with more than 20 people being cited for illegally soliciting tournament tickets, Col. Gary Powell said on Monday the regular tournament days brought few problems for police.

Principal returns from Iraq service

Barrett says pit facility is needed
AIKEN - Hoping to break a bureaucratic logjam that is delaying the decision on where to build a $4 billion trigger factory for nuclear weapons, U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett, R-S.C., said he sent a letter Monday to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, urging him to complete an inventory of atomic weapons that was promised last fall.

Baker wants review of maps

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - David Beasley's U.S. Senate campaign says it raised a record $1.2 million in the first quarter, despite not entering the race until February.

State failed, group reports

Officials dedicate museum to FDR
WARM SPRINGS, Ga. - Gov. Sonny Perdue joined other state officials Monday in dedicating a new $5 million museum at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in honor of the former president.

Teacher inspires pupils to reach out
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Mary Thomas, a geometry and pre-calculus teacher at Silver Bluff High School, knows there is more to teaching than textbooks and lectures.

High court tackles board of hospital
ATLANTA - A long-simmering battle over how board members are appointed to the Clarke County Hospital Authority spilled over into the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday.

Augusta flooded regularly until dam
Long before dams and levees tamed the Savannah River's intermittent rage, floods were a way of life in Augusta for almost two centuries.

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RAVE for Martha Burk. Commercial-free Masters coverage is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

DIET: Slow down and savor the flavor; the home-cooking movement gains ground

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT for Columbia County authorities. Adequate time has passed since the ice storm. It's time to ticket residents who have the large piles of tree refuse, limbs, branches, etc., all over the front yard, creating an eyesore and obstructing vision for drivers.

Babcock plans to downsize

On the hunt
Neal Morgan runs around the playground at Savannah Rapids Pavilion in search of Easter eggs during an Easter egg hunt. The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter held the Easter egg hunt after its 10:30 a.m. service Sunday in Evans.

Lottery is bright spot in S.C. revenues

Shooting sends man to hospital
An Augusta man was recovering Sunday after a weekend shooting in the city's Bethlehem neighborhood, officials said.

Across South Carolina

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Keyondra Cobb, 12, of Augusta.

The week ahead

Savannah man found shot inside burning car
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A man's body was found shot and scorched beyond recognition inside a burning car over the weekend.

State failed, group reports
COLUMBIA - A report released Monday says the state already failed at privatizing prison health care and should not try to do so again.

Trial to begin to man accused of killing two brothers
LaFAYETTE, Ga. -- Jury selection begins Monday for the murder trial of a Tifton man accused of killing two brothers who were doing volunteer work at a northwest Georgia boys home.

Five questions

Federal appeals court hears congressman's claim against Clinton, Flynt
WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr will get another shot at longtime foe Bill Clinton on Monday when his lawyers ask a federal appeals court to reinstate a defamation lawsuit he filed nearly two years ago against the ex-president.

Pitt bulls bred to fight may be destroyed

Smoking ban just the beginning of legislative failures
ATLANTA -- Smokers can relax. Green tree frogs need to wait another year.

Federal appeals court hears congressman's claim against Clinton, Flynt

Daughter of slain U.S. contractor in Iraq remembers her father
STATESBORO, Ga. -- The daughter of one of the four U.S. security contractors killed last month in an ambush in Iraq said her father wanted to help in the Iraqi reconstruction.

Trial to begin to man accused of killing two brothers

Foundation looks for funds to pay chancellor
ATLANTA -- During the past two years, the Board of Regents foundation hasn't raised enough money to cover the supplemental compensation promised to Chancellor Thomas Meredith.

Principal returns from Iraq service
Geoclyn Williams spent a year providing intelligence to American pilots who fly over Iraq. Now, she's back home, sharing intelligence with pupils at A. Dorothy Hains Elementary School.

State officials looking for moniker for Ga. 316-Interstate 85 connector
ATLANTA -- State officials are looking for a catchy nickname for Georgia 316's dangerous connection with Interstate 85 as it undergoes an $100 million overhaul to fix the bottleneck.

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RAVE for Martha Burk. Commercial-free Masters coverage is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Seattle, San Francisco air passengers may have been exposed to measles
ATLANTA -- Passengers on four flights from Hong Kong to San Francisco and Seattle late last month may have been exposed to toddlers from China with measles, federal officials warned.

Children learn dangers of visiting online chat rooms
BATH - Seventh-grader Krista McCuen is going to change her online screen name, "LBCCheerleader," the minute she gets home from school.

DIET: Slow down and savor the flavor; the home-cooking movement gains ground
ATLANTA -- They sound a lot like your mother.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Thomas Meredith, the head of Georgia's public colleges, withdrew Monday from the search for a new University of Tennessee president.

Columbus police make arrests in alleged kidnapping
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Columbus police and the FBI arrested two men and a woman after an apparent kidnapping stemming from money allegedly lost in a failed electronics scam.

Baker wants review of maps
ATLANTA - Georgia government never seems to finish anymore.

Babcock plans to downsize
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- After two troubled years, the Babcock Center for the mentally disabled plans to scale back its operations.

Around town
Hank Thompson, of Augusta, plays disc golf at Lake Olmstead during a break in the rain. More rain is predicted for today.

Lottery is bright spot in S.C. revenues
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- As a University of South Carolina student, Leah Sugarman is strapped for cash.

Plane crash kills 3
A Colorado man and two of his grown sons who authorities said attended the Masters Tournament were killed Monday when their plane crashed in a wooded area of North Augusta.

Bridge builders emphasize safety
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Construction on the new $632 million Cooper River bridge has been relatively accident-free, according to safety records.

Across the area
An Augusta woman who stabbed her boyfriend in the leg after a disagreement over a case of beer was charged with battery early Monday, police said.

No change foreseen in legislative makeup
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Few retirements and a dearth of challengers mean it's unlikely the state General Assembly will have any significant power shift after this year's elections.

Council OKs lot demolition
AIKEN - The Aiken City Council agreed Monday to let city utility workers tear down an old gas station state Sen. Greg Ryberg wants to convert into upscale townhomes.

Pitt bulls bred to fight may be destroyed
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The dozens of pit bulls found at a North Charleston facility authorities say was used to train dogs to fight are likely to be destroyed.

Panel OKs budget for renovation
A city commission committee voted Monday to move forward on renovating the historic Central Avenue No. 7 Fire Station in the heart of Augusta's Summerville neighborhood.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - After two troubled years, the Babcock Center for the mentally disabled plans to scale back its operations.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Ryan Patrick Crapps, 8 months.

The week ahead
If, like millions of Americans, you have waited until the last possible minute to file your income taxes, there is a very real chance that you have a long line at the post office in your future. It's a thought that, understandably, appeals only to the most masochistic sector of society.

Across the area

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - The state placed the Gwinnett County Animal Control Shelter under a 14-day quarantine because of a virus outbreak in four dogs.

Children learn dangers of visiting online chat rooms

Across the area
An Augusta woman was arrested after police tried to tow her car and she hit an officer in the shoulder early Saturday morning, a police report says.

Tax commission hopeful resigns
AIKEN - One of the city's candidates for the county's 1-cent sales tax commission resigned Monday and said Aiken had entered a new era of destructive "big city" politics.

Female faculty seek mentors
ATHENS, Ga. - A glance at the University of Georgia landscape reveals the obvious: most students here are women. But take a look inside the classrooms, lecture halls and research laboratories. Nearly three of four professors are men.

Hunt's record pleases county
AIKEN - A cynic might view Mike Hunt's first 10 months as sheriff as an extended campaign for re-election.

High school yearbooks hold memories, mistakes
When I was in my hometown recently, the owner of a restaurant recognized me - even though it was from high school that he remembered me - and high school, dear friends, was a long, long time ago.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

'The Alamo' touches raw nerve in Mexico
MEXICO CITY -- Mexican audiences are bracing for "The Alamo," which depicts this country's most reviled traitor, one of its most humiliating defeats and events that ultimately cost Mexico half its territory.

'The Alamo' touches raw nerve in Mexico

Red Sox fans pick name for documentary

Red Sox fans pick name for documentary
Boston Red Sox fans have given a name to their pain, choosing "Still, We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie" as the title of a documentary about their beloved, beleaguered baseball team.

'Passion of the Christ' reclaims top box-office spot

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

'Passion of the Christ' reclaims top box-office spot
LOS ANGELES -- Many Christians made "The Passion of the Christ" a part of their Easter weekend, lifting the crucifixion saga back to the top box-office spot with $17.1 million.

Autistic man discovers a way to express himself with the piano
NEW MILFORD, N.J. -- Paul DeSavino's mother grew increasingly nervous as she watched her son sit at a piano during one of his first public performances last year. He wasn't playing.

Sound Bites: Audio Reviews
Selected audio reviews:

Jazz singer-pianist offers something old, something new
NEW YORK -- Peter Cincotti may love Paris, but as the Rodgers and Hart standard goes, he'll have Manhattan.

Sound Bites: Audio Reviews

Autistic man discovers a way to express himself with the piano

Jazz singer-pianist offers something old, something new

Kings give Lakers wake-up call

Warriors slip past Mavericks

Kings give Lakers wake-up call
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Lakers were the perfect wake-up call for the Sacramento Kings - though Kobe Bryant helped out by sleeping through the first half.

Nets 86 76ers
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- For the first time in six years, the Philadelphia 76ers are heading into the postseason focused on making changes rather than winning championships.

Maxwell jailed on child support warrant
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former NBA player Vernon Maxwell was being held Monday on a felony charge for failing to pay about $160,000 in child support.

Bulls top Raptors in OT

Crawford scores 50 points in Bulls' overtime win

Kings overthrow Lakers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Though Doug Christie is one of the NBA's best defenders, he knows he's probably not good enough to hold Kobe Bryant to one shot in a half.

Crawford scores 50 points in Bulls' overtime win
TORONTO -- Jamal Crawford predicted he could score 50 points before the Chicago Bulls played the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Bulls top Raptors in OT
TORONTO -- Jamal Crawford had a simple explanation for setting a career high with 50 points against the Toronto Raptors.

Warriors slip past Mavericks
OAKLAND, Calif. -- So many times this season, coach Eric Musselman has had to explain away the misfortunes of his Golden State Warriors.

Nets 86 76ers

Kings overthrow Lakers

Haith takes over at Miami
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Frank Haith took over as Miami's basketball coach Monday after three seasons as an assistant at Texas.

Maddox: Still the Steelers' starter, but not yet paid like one

Bengals keep free agent DB Kaesviharn with 3-year contract

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Ljubicic wins opener at Valencia Open

Prep spring sports scores

Klitschko's future might be outside ring, not in it, after shocking loss

Overtime

Defending champion Davydenko loses in first round

Overtime

Big finish by Roddick puts U.S. in Davis Cup semifinals

Overtime
In Atlanta, Eric Patterson had three hits and drove in five runs, and Andy Hawranick also had three hits and two RBI to lead Georgia Tech to a 13-8 victory over North Carolina on Sunday in the rubber game of their three-game series.

Ljubicic wins opener at Valencia Open
VALENCIA, Spain -- Third-seeded Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia advanced to the second round at the Valencia Open by beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-4 Monday.

Defending champion Davydenko loses in first round
OEIRAS, Portugal -- Defending champion Nikolay Davydenko lost to Radek Stepanek 7-6 (4), 6-3 Monday in the first round of the Estoril Open.

Real Madrid's Ronaldo out up to two weeks with leg injury
MADRID, Spain -- World Cup star Ronaldo will be sidelined up to two weeks with a left leg injury, Real Madrid's team doctor said Monday.

Ephedra banned from Monday, unless judge orders reprieve
WASHINGTON -- A government ban on sales of ephedra kicks in Monday unless a federal judge issues the dwindling industry a late reprieve.

Chi knocks out Brodie for WBC featherweight crown
MANCHESTER, England -- Injin Chi knocked out Michael Brodie in the seventh round Saturday to win the vacant WBC featherweight title, six months after they fought a disputed draw.

Klitschko's future might be outside ring, not in it, after shocking loss
LAS VEGAS -- Wladimir Klitschko better get used to working in his brother's corner during fights. It might be the only future he has left in boxing.

Overtime
Richmond Academy's boys soccer team is tied at the top of the national NSCAA/Adidas High School Spring Rankings.

Big finish by Roddick puts U.S. in Davis Cup semifinals
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Andy Roddick's final serve set a record, and a celebratory final forehand sent his racket into the stands.

Prep spring sports scores
Here are the area spring sports scores from Monday's action.

Davenport beats Mauresmo for 40th WTA title
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- You don't collect 40 titles on the WTA Tour without knowing how to size up an opponent.

Safety Edwards signs with Dolphins
MIAMI -- Safety Antuan Edwards signed a one-year contract Monday with the Miami Dolphins.

Bengals keep free agent DB Kaesviharn with 3-year contract
CINCINNATI -- Defensive back Kevin Kaesviharn was re-signed Monday to a three-year contract by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Maddox: Still the Steelers' starter, but not yet paid like one
PITTSBURGH -- Amid speculation the Pittsburgh Steelers will draft a quarterback next week, their returning starter began his offseason workouts Monday. He doesn't have a new contract or any assurance he will get one.

Church leaders see more young people seeking faith
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The spirit is apparently moving young people along the Grand Strand.

Many Hispanics don't collect tax credit money
HURON, Calif. -- When Petra Janzer arrived at the free tax workshop, her 10-year-old car was breaking down, the tires were worn through and she had never heard of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

You've done your 2003 taxes. Now what?
NEW YORK -- The arrival of April 15 shouldn't signal the end of small business owners' tax concerns - they should take another look at 2003 and plan for the current tax year.

NBC's quake miniseries has seismic experts shaking their heads

News, corporate connections now in spotlight

News, corporate connections now in spotlight
NEW YORK -- Blindsided by a controversy over its corporate ties to the publisher of Richard Clarke's book, "60 Minutes" has promised that it will not happen again.

Disney to reshuffle management at its fourth-place ABC network

NBC's quake miniseries has seismic experts shaking their heads
LOS ANGELES -- An upcoming TV miniseries about an impossibly large earthquake that strikes the West Coast has left seismic experts shaking their heads at what they called gross inaccuracies.

Disney to reshuffle management at its fourth-place ABC network
LOS ANGELES -- The Walt Disney Co. is planning a management shake-up at its fourth-place ABC network to stem a ratings slide and placate dissatisfied investors.

Q&A: Elisha Cuthbert on '24', 'The Girl Next Door'

People in the News

Coroner finds actor Robert Pastorelli died of heroin overdose

John Stamos and wife, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, have separated

Bulldogs come up empty
It took a few tries, but Tennessee pitcher Ben Riley finally shut down the Bulldogs.

South Carolina defeats Florida in extra innings
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Brendan Winn tied the game with a three-run homer in the eighth inning, then won it with an RBI single in the 10th as South Carolina defeated Florida 7-6 on Sunday.

South Carolina defeats Florida in extra innings

School restrooms have become nowhere to go
I am not scared of snakes. I am not scared of dying. I am not scared of failure.

Xtreme question of the week
Here are the results fo last week's question and the current poll question of the week:

Petition can help minors like Griselda find dream

Your style
THE FACTS: Domonique Brooks, 16, a 10th grade student at Lucy C. Laney High Schooll.

14-year-old girl's problems go beyond her boyfriend

Quest for work doesn't always have to be scary
If you don't work, you don't eat - or shop or get to have much fun. At least, that's what many teens, including Adrienne Wittschen, have come to realize.

On the charts

On the charts
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine :

Quest for work doesn't always have to be scary

Petition can help minors like Griselda find dream
It's a morning ritual at my school and in schools across the country. Before classes begin, students have the opportunity to stand up and recite the same words: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands ..."

14-year-old girl's problems go beyond her boyfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: One of my friends has a boyfriend who is going through a difficult time in his life. ... My friend gets angry at him for not spending time with her, so she invites her other male friends over, and she makes a 'mistake' and sleeps with them. When her boyfriend asks her why she did it she says it's because he's never around. What can I tell her to make her know that her boyfriend loves her more than anything?

Picture perfect
It's the time of your life, so why not share it with us? We're looking for your prom snapshots, those photos you will cherish forever.

Your style

School restrooms have become nowhere to go

Xtreme question of the week

Man dangles off bridge for nearly three hours before rescue

Man wins $270,600 after betting life savings

Children on Easter egg hunt find guns in schoolyard

Odds and Ends

Students to hold three separate proms

Attacker cuts woman's hair at family grave site in Louisiana

Church leaders see more young people seeking faith