Lyon Opera Ballet brings 'Tricodex' to America
NEW YORK -- Trisha Brown, Maguy Marin, Ohad Naharin - pick a name, any name. Odds are that the choreographer has spent time with the Lyon Opera Ballet.

Guinness Book of Records founder McWhirter dead at 78

Guinness Book of Records founder McWhirter dead at 78
LONDON -- Norris McWhirter, co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records, final arbiter on everything from the fastest climb of Mount Everest to the world's longest hot dog, has died. He was 78.

Lyon Opera Ballet brings 'Tricodex' to America

Museum closing world's biggest collection of money and medals

Museum closing world's biggest collection of money and medals
WASHINGTON -- The world's largest collection of money and medals will be closed to the public this summer after 40 years, the National Museum of American History announced Friday.

Clemens makes comeback look easy

Fans camp out to buy old Yankee Stadium seats

Superman turns human

Historic berth is within Jags grasp
With less than two weeks left in the baseball season, Augusta State has something to play for.

House Speaker: No money for Marlins this year
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A $60 million state subsidy the World Series champion Florida Marlins sought to help offset the planned costs of building a new stadium won't be awarded by lawmakers this year.

Prior to throw off mound again Wednesday
PITTSBURGH -- Chicago Cubs right-hander Mark Prior plans to throw off a mound again Wednesday as he tries to recover from an Achilles' tendon injury and a sore right elbow.

White Sox put Valentin on DL
CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox put shortstop Jose Valentin on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a pulled left hamstring.

2005 Hall of Fame candidates list pared to 200
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Ron Santo, Roger Maris and Tony Oliva are among 200 players still eligible for election to the Hall of Fame in the 2005 Veterans Committee vote.

Superman turns human
The baseball field at Aquinas High School had more radar guns in action at one time Tuesday afternoon than in all of Richmond County. It could only mean one thing.

Clemens makes comeback look easy
HOUSTON -- Roger Clemens walked off the mound to a standing ovation after a series of blistering fastballs.

2005 Hall of Fame candidates list pared to 200

Fans camp out to buy old Yankee Stadium seats
NEW YORK -- You can buy a seat at Yankee Stadium for $500 - game not included.

House Speaker: No money for Marlins this year

Grisham's film on baseball about game and fatherhood
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - John Grisham, the best-selling legal thrill writer, recalls sitting in a Little League dugout a few years ago, nostalgic for a rite of spring he hoped to see just once more.

Grisham's film on baseball about game and fatherhood

Historic berth is within Jags’ grasp

Couple killed, baby survives when tree falls onto parkway in NY
HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- A large tree fell onto a parkway and hit a moving car, killing a couple and injuring a baby girl who was a passenger, police said.

Ford upset by Internet ad depicting cat decapitation
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Ford Motor Co. is upset by the release of an Internet advertisement that depicts the decapitation of a computer-animated cat by a power moonroof hatch, saying it didn't authorize the clip.

Woman discovers scissors in abdomen after surgery
SYDNEY, Australia -- A Sydney woman demanded an explanation Tuesday from a hospital where a pair of scissors where left in her abdomen after surgery and said she planned to sue.

Man indicted in attack allegedly involving ice cream route turf war
NEW YORK -- A man who allegedly beat two competitors with a wrench in an attempt to take over their ice cream truck route was indicted Monday, prosecutors said.

Odds and Ends
KINSTON, N.C. -- A man claiming to be an undercover agent hauled in a handcuffed neighbor for booking - but ended up facing charges of his own.

Odds and Ends
VERONA, Pa. -- A trail of pennies led police right to two suspects accused of robbing a private club.

Reds smother Braves
CINCINNATI - For those wondering what life without Chipper Jones would be like, here's your answer: At the moment, the Atlanta Braves are as lethal as a Little League team.

Braves fight back to the top
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves pounced on Andruw Jones near home plate, hopping up and down like a team that had just won the World Series.

Chipper's fate hinges on Drew's status recover
CINCINNATI - Uncertain whether J.D. Drew could play for the first time in a week, Bobby Cox posted two lineups Tuesday with Eli Marrero playing right field in one and playing left in the other.

Chipper Jones expected to miss five to seven days

Chipper Jones expected to miss five to seven days
ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones avoided the disabled list Monday, but the Atlanta Braves' outfielder is expected to miss at least five to seven days with a hamstring injury.

Braves fight back to the top

Reds smother Braves

Chipper's fate hinges on Drew's status recover

GM, Ford to build six-speed automatic transmission

Former workers denied checks
When Click Dot Care closed, employees were left not only without jobs, but also without the paychecks they had earned.

Labor rules would make more eligible for overtime

Greenspan says banks will thrive even as interest rates rise
WASHINGTON --The nation's banking system should remain healthy, even in a climate where interest rates are rising, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress Tuesday.

McDonald's CEO dies unexpectedly
CHICAGO -- McDonald's Corp. chairman and CEO Jim Cantalupo, who helped engineer a turnaround of the fast-food chain by focusing on better food and service during 16 months at the helm, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Monday. He was 60.

Economic survey finds hiring improvements
WASHINGTON -- The nation's hiring picture is improving, but worries about an unwanted pickup in inflation are being rekindled as the economic recovery strengthens, a survey of top economic forecasters suggests.

Business briefs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Wachovia Corp. on Monday posted first-quarter profits that were 22 percent higher than it earned in the same period last year, with all four of its major business lines delivering record earnings and double-digit growth.

Pirated 'Passion' film puts bogus goods in the spotlight
LIMA, Peru - Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ made a controversial debut in Peru, but not because viewers found the film violent or anti-Semitic.

Greenspan says banks will thrive even as interest rates rise

Pirated 'Passion' film puts bogus goods in the spotlight

GM, Ford to build six-speed automatic transmission
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. are investing $720 million in plants to build a new six-speed automatic transmission being developed under a first-of-its kind partnership.

Matsushita, Apple jointly develop digital editing technology

Leading indicator index edges higher in March
NEW YORK -- A barometer of future economic activity edged higher in March, following a pause in February, suggesting that the economic recovery may be gaining a more solid footing.

Economic survey finds hiring improvements

Economic survey finds hiring improvements

Businesses change locations to gain space
The 3200 block of Washington Road is starting to look like a game of musical chairs.

McDonald's faces abrupt transition after Cantalupo's death

Business briefs
Atlanta Gas Light on Tuesday announced it has established a $10,000 fund with the Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area that will be used to support local charities and events.

GM's Saturn brand plans to double lineup size by end of 2006

GM's Saturn brand plans to double lineup size by end of 2006
MILFORD, Mich. -- General Motors Corp.'s Saturn brand plans to double the size of its portfolio by the end of 2006, adding a sporty roadster, mid-size car and larger sport utility vehicle.

Pilot to add truck repairs at travel centers

Universal to increase CD price

Universal to increase CD price
LOS ANGELES - Universal Music Group will raise the suggested retail price of its CDs by $1 to improve profit margins for merchants after many balked at the company's push to slash prices, a source familiar with the plan said Friday.

Leading indicator index edges higher in March

McDonald's faces abrupt transition after Cantalupo's death
CHICAGO -- After the successful turnaround of its U.S. business, McDonald's Corp. faces a new challenge - the sudden death of CEO Jim Cantalupo puts a young and unproven leader in charge of the world's largest restaurant company.

Economic survey finds hiring improvements
WASHINGTON -- The nation's hiring picture is improving, but worries about an unwanted pickup in inflation are being rekindled as the economic recovery strengthens, a survey of top economic forecasters suggests.

3rd Shell officer resigns
LONDON -- The chief financial officer of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Cos. stepped down Monday as the company further reduced its estimates of its proven oil and gas reserves.

Matsushita, Apple jointly develop digital editing technology
TOKYO -- Japanese electronics giant Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. and Apple Computer Inc. plan to market a digital video editing system that would simplify and lower the costs for TV stations and production companies in creating TV broadcasts, movies and DVDs.

Coke launching mid-calorie cola
ATLANTA -- Coke is launching a mid-calorie cola that promises half the sugar, carbohydrates and calories of its regular version.

Pilot to add truck repairs at travel centers
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Pilot Travel Centers LLC, the nation's largest truck stop operator, plans to add truck maintenance and repair service at about half of its 260 facilities.

McDonald's CEO dies unexpectedly

Hormel to raise prices on Spam, and other products
AUSTIN, Minn. -- Hormel Foods Corp. plans to raise prices on Spam and hundreds of other packaged food items by 4.5 percent to 6.5 percent because of rising commodity prices and other costs, a spokeswoman said Monday night.

Businesses change locations to gain space

Labor rules would make more eligible for overtime
WASHINGTON -- Retreating under pressure, the Bush administration intends to revise a proposed overtime regulation to preserve eligibility for most white-collar workers making up to $100,000 a year as well as for police, firefighters and other first responders, Republican officials said Monday.

Treasury secretary says America can't be world's only engine for growth
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration rejected global criticism that America's huge budget and trade deficits represent threats to the world economy.

Coke launching mid-calorie cola

Appeals court upholds ruling against Price in UA lawsuit
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a ruling that former Alabama football coach Mike Price was not entitled to a hearing before or after his firing for drunken behavior while in Florida for a golf tournament.

Appeals court upholds ruling against Price in UA lawsuit

Tennessee seeks suggestions for improving stadium
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's Neyland Stadium needs some renovations and upgrades, and the athletic department is turning to fans for suggestions.

Great Guy enters two Halls
Super-punter Ray Guy is best known to the sports public for the 14 great seasons he had playing for the Oakland Raiders. But before his magnificent career in the National Football League, the Thomson resident was kicking you-know-what in high school and college.

Appeasement is not peace
Two of the most damaging things civilized governments can do when dealing with terrorists is to give in to their threats or negotiate with them to release hostages.

Why the rush?
As the recent vacation-pay scandal unfolded around Richmond County School Superintendent Charles Larke, there were two sensible voices on the board of education - Kenneth Echols and Barbara Padgett.

Appeasement is not peace

A lovely life, taken
Whenever there's a horrifying story of an abduction of an innocent child or woman in the nation, Americans pray for the safe return of the victim, and their hearts go out to the loved ones. Good and decent citizens empathize with the anguish that family and friends go through during long and difficult police investigations.

Great Guy enters two Halls

A lovely life, taken

Why the rush?

Sheryl Crow to perform on airline flight
NEW YORK -- Sheryl Crow has performed across the country - but never during one show.

Media companies, artists protest FCC ruling
NEW YORK -- Media companies, artists and civil rights activists joined together Monday to protest a ruling last month by the Federal Communications Commissions against the musician Bono of the group U2 for his use of an expletive on last year's Golden Globes broadcast.

The top five list
Here are the top five TV shows, movies, music, concerts and video sales.

Pirated 'Passion' film highlights bounty of bogus goods in Peru
LIMA, Peru -- Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" made a controversial debut in Peru, but not because viewers found the film violent or anti-Semitic.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES -- Behind singer Wyclef Jean is the wheel story - his stable of 37 rare and exotic automobiles.

Kevin Spacey apologizes for confusion around 'mugging' incident
LONDON -- Kevin Spacey apologized for confusion arising from his report to police that he'd been mugged. The Oscar-winning actor made, then retracted, the complaint after a weekend encounter in a London park that left him dazed and bleeding.

Court rules for Michael Jackson in memorabilia case
TRENTON, N.J. -- Pop star Michael Jackson has won a legal fight to shut down a pay-per-view Web site operated by a New Jersey man once awarded a warehouse full of Jackson family memorabilia.

Miramax Film chief Harvey Weinstein honored by Queen Elizabeth II
LONDON -- Miramax Film chief Harvey Weinstein has been awarded an honor by Queen Elizabeth II.

Attorney Johnnie Cochran treated for neurological condition
LOS ANGELES -- High-profile attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. will temporarily curtail his work while recuperating from an undisclosed neurological condition, his publicist said.

People in the News
DALLAS -- Elton John's antique piano sold for $164,500 and a guitar owned by Kurt Cobain during his early days with Nirvana was purchased for $117,500 at a Dallas auction.

Manpower earnings more than double

Manpower earnings more than double
MILWAUKEE - Manpower Inc., the world's second-largest job-placement firm, Monday said its earnings more than doubled in the first quarter due to the weak dollar, newly acquired Right Management Consultants and the sale of a stake in a European Internet job site.

Glitches force IRS to use backup electronic filing system

Stocks tumble on Greenspan testimony

Tokyo stocks higher, dollar up against yen
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks rallied Tuesday, led by technology shares on hopes for strong earnings and gains by their U.S. counterparts on Wall Street. The U.S. dollar was marginally higher against the Japanese yen.

Dollar slips versus European currencies

Dollar slips versus European currencies
NEW YORK -- The dollar gave back some of last week's gains against its major European rivals in technically-driven trading bereft of major economic data.

Eli Lilly earnings dip 2 percent despite 17 percent sales growth
INDIANAPOLIS -- Eli Lilly and Co. on Monday said first-quarter earnings dipped 2 percent in part because of a $362 million expense related to an acquisition, but the drug maker's results still beat analysts' expectations.

How women can maximize their salaries
NEW YORK - As the economy improves and job prospects brighten, more employees will be asking for higher salaries at the bargaining table.

Hasbro first quarter earnings match expectations
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Hasbro Inc., the nation's second-largest toy maker, said strong sales of core brands such as Transformers and My Little Pony contributed to a fivefold increase in first-quarter profit.

Lucent Technology swings to modest second-quarter profit
MURRAY HILL, N.J. -- Telecommunications equipment maker Lucent Technologies Inc. swung to a second-quarter profit - its third straight money-making quarter - as a 30 percent decrease in costs of making products and other expense-cutting more than offset falling revenues.

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

Tokyo stocks end lower, dollar down against yen

Kraft profits sink 34 percent on restructuring costs

Rates rise in Treasury bill auction

Stocks mixed despite bullish earnings from 3M

Earnings rise 22 percent for Wachovia

Sprint reports lower earnings for first quarter

Eli Lilly earnings dip 2 percent despite 17 percent sales growth

Dollar up on Greenspan comments

Tokyo stocks end lower, dollar down against yen
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks edged down Monday as banking conglomerate UFJ Holdings led other banking and domestic issues lower. The U.S. dollar was down against the yen.

3M earnings up nearly 44 percent in first quarter
MINNEAPOLIS -- Diversified manufacturer 3M Co. saw first-quarter profit surge 43.8 percent as the maker of Post-it Notes and Scotch-brand tapes benefited from swings in foreign currency and increased sales in its display business.

GM beats estimates for first-quarter profit
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp.'s profit of $1.3 billion roared past Wall Street's estimate for the first quarter and the world's largest automaker boosted its forecast for the current quarter and the full year, sending its shares higher Tuesday.

Earnings rise 22 percent for Wachovia
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Wachovia Corp. reported a 22 percent gain in first-quarter profits, with all four of its major business lines delivering record earnings and double-digit growth.

Sprint reports lower earnings for first quarter
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sprint Corp. on Tuesday reported its consolidated earnings tumbled 87 percent in the first quarter from a year ago when the telecommunications firm had a big gain on the sale of its directory-publishing business.

Pfizer profit falls by half on charges
NEW YORK -- Pfizer Inc.'s profit dropped 50 percent in the first quarter because of charges associated with acquisitions as well as a tough comparison with results a year ago that were fattened by more than $2 billion in proceeds from selling consumer lines.

Dollar up on Greenspan comments
NEW YORK -- The dollar jumped across the board Tuesday, hitting fresh five- month highs against the euro and Swiss franc, after upbeat remarks on the economy from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan further fueled speculation about a Federal Reserve rate hike this summer.

Lucent Technology swings to modest second-quarter profit

How women can maximize their salaries

Pfizer profit falls by half on charges

Hasbro first quarter earnings match expectations

Stocks tumble on Greenspan testimony
NEW YORK -- Wall Street tumbled Tuesday as Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, confirming investors' fears about interest rates, hinted in congressional testimony that a rate increase is indeed expected. The Dow Jones industrial average lost more than 120 points as the market's earlier gains evaporated.

Stocks mixed despite bullish earnings from 3M
NEW YORK -- Wall Street was unable to shake its malaise over interest rates Monday, closing mixed despite a rally in technology stocks and a series of upbeat earnings reports from companies including 3M and Eli Lilly. The Nasdaq composite index broke a four-day losing streak.

Kraft profits sink 34 percent on restructuring costs
CHICAGO -- Kraft Foods Inc.'s first-quarter profits tumbled 34 percent amid continuing restructuring costs and sluggish sales volume at the nation's largest food company.

Janus CEO resigns amid trading investigations
DENVER -- The chief executive of Janus Capital Group Inc. resigned Tuesday as the mutual funds company works to resolve allegations of improper trading.

GM beats estimates for first-quarter profit

Tokyo stocks higher, dollar up against yen

Janus CEO resigns amid trading investigations

Chutney's versatility serves well
Chutney is a savory and versatile addition to a huge variety of dishes and edibles year-round.

Small portions

Chutney's versatility serves well

Small portions
Dipping sauces, such as aioli, horseradish cream and Romesco, offer a nice excuse to eat grilled asparagus spears with your fingers.

MCI Heritage champion believes rules question was not necessary
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Stewart Cink should have been able to celebrate at the end of a long Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Jacobsen has hip surgery

Haas' top-10 swing makes older set wait
Although Jay Haas figured he would probably make his Champions Tour debut at the Legends of Golf, the tournament will have to go on without him.

Building for the future, overlooking the past
The next batch of inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame will be revealed Thursday, and the only hint from headquarters is that the four newest members will attend the announcement in Savannah, Ga.

Building for the future, overlooking the past

Haas' top-10 swing makes older set wait

MCI Heritage champion believes rules question was not necessary

Jacobsen has hip surgery
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Peter Jacobsen had arthroscopic hip surgery Tuesday morning in Florida to repair a bone spur, and was expected to miss six to eight weeks on both the PGA and Champions tours.

Hasek undergoes surgery
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Detroit Red Wings goaltender Dominik Hasek is recovering in his hometown after undergoing successful groin surgery.

Sharks have mountainous task: Bring down Avalanche
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Scott Parker was still groggy from sleep Tuesday morning when the first text message arrived. It was from Dan Hinote, the Colorado defenseman and Parker's teammate before his offseason move to San Jose.

Flyers thrilled to have home-ice advantage
VOORHEES, N.J. -- The Philadelphia Flyers are thrilled to have home-ice advantage for the second round of the NHL playoffs. And they don't really care who they play.

Rangers place Lewis on disabled list

Devils center Igor Larionov announces retirement
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils center Igor Larionov announced his retirement Monday.

Outlook uncertain after historic collapse

Rangers place Lewis on disabled list
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Right-hander Colby Lewis was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday by the Texas Rangers because of stiffness in his pitching shoulder.

Hasek undergoes surgery

Selanne looking forward to facing former team
DENVER -- Teemu Selanne had a difficult first season in Colorado, with extended scoring slumps and some time on the fourth line. What better way to get on track than against his former team?

Sharks have mountainous task: Bring down Avalanche

Devils center Igor Larionov announces retirement

Flyers thrilled to have home-ice advantage

Agent: Danton needs counseling
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues forward Mike Danton is in dire need of psychological counseling as he remains jailed on an alleged murder-for-hire plot, the player's agent said Monday.

Selanne looking forward to facing former team

Outlook uncertain after historic collapse
BOSTON -- Joe Thornton stood tall in the Bruins' somber locker room after his team's historic collapse that hurt him more than his damaged ribs.

Fresh asparagus can become simple side dish
Asparagus season is in full swing, and you?ll find not only good prices on asparagus in your supermarket, but wonderfully fresh asparagus, too.

Fresh asparagus can become simple side dish

Donald Trump is just another modern manager
There's this hot, new TV show where Donald Trump fires people.

Duputies searching for man involved in shooting
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are searching for a man whom they said shot another near downtown Augusta this afternoon.

Grand jury indicts man for Tamara Dunstan slaying
A Richmond County grand jury indicted Ronald F. Burke today on charges of murder, kidnapping and robbery in the April 15 slaying of Tamara Dunstan.

TIMELINE
Thursday, after 3 p.m.: Police say Mrs. Dunstan was at her mother's residence on Kipling Drive, near Boy Scout Road, where she walked into the middle of a burglary in progress. Mr. Burke was later found to have come through the floor of the house, thus not setting off the home's security system. Mrs. Dunstan was assaulted and robbed before being stranged to death, officials would say the next week, and alleged that Mr. Burke later confessed to taking her body to an area off of a U.S. Forest Service road in Edgefield County.

Shooting suspect surrenders
A man wanted by authorities in the shooting death of his roommate has surrendered, police said this morning.

Bush handling inherited problems
If you review our country's history, you will see the good times and the bad. During the bad times, people are quick to blame the current president for the economic problems they may be facing. I believe that each new president inherits the mistakes of the previous president. Cindy Anderson, Augusta

Jones is best solicitor choice

Maybe self-defense is the answer
In light of the Tamara Dunstan slaying and others across the nation, it is imperative that a martial-arts training program for women be funded. There are too many rapes, assaults and kidnappings by the scum of our society. Women properly trained in a six-month course would be able to defend themselves effectively and even kill if they are in danger. Michael J. Rhoden, North Augusta, S.C.

Ruling on gay pastor was a big mistake

Maybe self-defense is the answer

Let learned men share same turf

Exactly how far can protests go?
Now that Martha Burk has set the precedent that demonstrators cannot be restricted as to location, does this mean pro-life counselors and demonstrators will be able to stand right outside the clinic door? Let's make a test case! Catherine S. Minor, Martinez

Let learned men share same turf
I enjoyed reading your graphic "Gone with the wind" in your April 4 edition. The graphic accurately depicts the development of the SubAir turf-care system at Augusta National Golf Club in 1994. I did, however, note that your graphic suggested that Augusta National Golf Club and Marsh Benson were alone responsible for the creation of the SubAir system. This is not the case. Dave Ferris, Aiken, S.C. (Editor's note: The writer is a co-founder of SubAir Inc.)

Exactly how far can protests go?

Jones is best solicitor choice
On March 22, at about 12:45 p.m., I witnessed a historical event in a courtroom at the Law Enforcement Center in Augusta. I had the honor, with many other residents, to hear Harold V. Jones II announce his candidacy for the office of Richmond County solicitor general. Joseph Pearson, Augusta

Public is getting a skewed view on Iraq
The recent Editorial Roundup on the president's April 13 news conference showed the weaknesses in news reporting that have dogged efforts from the beginning to bring some sort of integrity to the United Nations' Iraq response and democracy to the Iraqi people. Joseph B. Harris, Washington, Ga.

Ruling on gay pastor was a big mistake
I was appalled at the Rev. Karen Dammann, the lesbian pastor, winning the Methodist Church trial recently in Bothell, Wash. I am a Methodist in the North Georgia Conference (thank God), and we do not, nor would we ever, condone such stupidity. Cheryl Beauford, Augusta

Launch delayed of unmanned satellite to test Einstein predictions

U.S.-Russian-Dutch crew begins two-day journey to space station

Duke University encourages students to get more sleep

Research making progress in quest for male version of The Pill

Terrain challenges fitness of hikers

Seniors Calendar

Researchers find clues about why more black women have deadly pregnancy complication

Kites to fly on top of Georgia

DVD succession war looms

Yet another age-fighting strategy: Surgery for a younger voice

Living briefs
Not all late snacks are fattening. Common knowledge isn't necessarily true when it comes to adages about eating. Here are two examples:

Researchers find clues about why more black women have deadly pregnancy complication
Researchers find clues about why more black women have deadly pregnancy complication

Duke University encourages students to get more sleep
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University is eliminating 8 a.m. classes and trying to come up with other ways help its sleep-deprived students, who too often are struggling to survive on a mix of caffeine, adrenaline and ambition.

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.

Research making progress in quest for male version of The Pill
More than 40 years after The Pill hit the market for women, scientists are still trying to come up with a version for men.

Kites to fly on top of Georgia
The phrase "Go fly a kite!" often is used as a mild insult. Harlan Groover couldn't be happier to hear it.

Yet another age-fighting strategy: Surgery for a younger voice
PHILADELPHIA -- After the tummy tuck, the forehead tightener, the nose job and the jowl trim, something still might be giving away your age: your voice.

U.S.-Russian-Dutch crew begins two-day journey to space station
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- A Russian-American-Dutch crew blasted into orbit Monday aboard a Russian spacecraft en route to the international space station on the third manned mission since the U.S. shuttle program was halted.

Should women try gene testing at time of breast cancer diagnosis?
WASHINGTON -- Jeannine Salamone was just 30 when genetic testing made her abandon hope that removing the aggressive tumor growing in one breast would be treatment enough. She switched to a double mastectomy.

Launch delayed of unmanned satellite to test Einstein predictions
LOS ANGELES -- NASA scrubbed the launch Monday of a satellite designed to test two of Albert Einstein's fundamental predictions about the universe.

Study looks at how nutrition affects pilot performance
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Elliot Wilson is well on his way to becoming a commercial airline pilot, but that's not why the University of North Dakota student is eating expensive seafood this semester.

Terrain challenges fitness of hikers
NORTH ELBA, N.Y. -- Some of the most popular walks in the Adirondack Park start near a 200-car lot southeast of Lake Placid, but many trails are no walk in the park.

DVD succession war looms
NEW YORK -- The DVD stands out as one of the most rapidly adopted consumer technologies ever, but in the electronics industry it's akin to an aging king in Shakespearean drama - rivals are lurking, knives drawn.

Robot plane drops bomb in successful California test
LOS ANGELES -- A robotic plane deliberately dropped a bomb near a truck at Edwards Air Force Base on Sunday, marking another step forward for technology the U.S. military hopes will one day replace human pilots on dangerous combat missions.

Across South Carolina
Crash victims had been building store

Across the Southeast

Rants and raves
MY RANT IS about the young man who (is charged in the killing of) Tamara Dunstan. I think the liberals need to take a good look at this. I guess we're going to blame his childhood. ... I think if we, the people of the United States, would get more strict with the death penalty, some of this meanness would stop.

Projects are included in pork book
Augusta has made its way into a book all about pork, but the designation has nothing to do with barbecue and has some officials scratching their heads.

Officials to debate clause in contract

Plane struggled before crashing

Around town

Victims' bodies often brought across border

Water bill suit challenges fees

Augustan wins online contest
A 22-year-old Augusta man received a $1,000 check Friday for winning an online contest sponsored by The Augusta Chronicle.

Slander suit fees will be covered
The Richmond County Board of Education has agreed to pay for attorneys to defend two employees accused of slander in a lawsuit filed by a former basketball coach.

Officials debate location of site
AIKEN - Aiken County could save $41,000 and possibly speed up the construction of a much-needed southside emergency medical station if it builds the station in New Ellenton, according to estimates a county council committee will discuss today.

Board examines doctor's stay at mental institution
Georgia's licensing board for physicians is looking into a weekend incident in which a Blythe physician was committed to a mental institution after allegedly shooting one of his horses in the head and then holding authorities at bay for hours.

Officials to debate clause in contract
Augusta Administrator George Kolb's contract is back up for discussion at today's city commission meeting.

Judge denies county's request to block racing
The green flag for the resumed roar of fast cars at a Grovetown track was dropped Tuesday by a Superior Court judge who denied Columbia County's request to block racing at the oval.

Employees must now find new jobs
ATHENS, Ga. - Nineteen eggs, each no larger than a jelly bean, snuggle in one corner of Misty and J.J.'s nest. The pair of finches have lived for the past couple of years in a wire cage nestled in a fourth-floor University of Georgia office.

Official opposes delay of deadline

Police offer details of woman's slaying, burial
Tamara Dunstan was strangled inside her mother's Augusta home Thursday moments after encountering the man charged in her slaying, an investigator connected to the case said Monday.

Shop offers its patrons customized motorcycles

Across the Southeast
CLEARWATER, FLA. - The attorney for a man seeking to end his severely brain-damaged wife's life argued Monday that Gov. Jeb Bush shouldn't be allowed to gather new evidence in the case because the judge has the information he needs to decide whether the law keeping her alive is unconstitutional.

Officials debate location of site

Around town
Jerry Scarborough holds his son, Daymon, 2, while talking with his daughter, Jermesha, 5, on a Broad Street park bench .

Projects are included in pork book

Plane struggled before crashing
A preliminary accident report on a fatal plane crash in North Augusta last week indicates that the pilot was having trouble maintaining his proper course and altitude soon after taking off from Aiken.

Police offer details of woman's slaying, burial

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Fulton County Sheriff Jackie Barrett's top deputy said his office was "duped" out of $2 million in an investment, partly because he never thought anyone would con a law enforcement agency.

Correction
An Across the Area item in Tuesday's Metro section incorrectly identified the alleged victims in a child molestation case. The article should have said that Jerry Willis Denny was arrested after two male relatives reported sexual abuse to their parents.

Time is ripe for the picking

Across Georgia
CUMMING - Police are searching for a man they say is involved in the disappearance of a hairstylist missing since Thursday.

Grovetown nears fire contract deal

Home just in time
When Sgt. Jeremy Williams arrived at Augusta Regional Airport on Monday night after traveling for three days from Baghdad with other members of Fort Gordon's 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, all he wanted to do was sleep.

Shooting suspect surrenders

Across the area

Board weighs letting pupils carry phones

News you can use

Correction

New zoning option decision put on hold

Across the South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Corporate income taxes in South Carolina are rebounding from historic lows, and economists say that could lead to bigger collections from sales and personal income taxes in the coming months.

City will appeal protest ruling

New status, publicity put Congaree Swamp on map
COLUMBIA - The Congaree National Park seems to be on more people's maps in the wake of moving up from national monument status last year.

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New tour boat passes inspection
The Augusta Canal's second tour boat passed its safety and certification exam by the U.S. Coast Guard, clearing the way for the William Phillips to begin ferrying tourists along the waterway.

New status, publicity put Congaree Swamp on map

Rants and raves
I WAS VERY SADDENED by the kidnapping of Tamara Dunstan. Unfortunately, all the local news stations didn't feel it was important enough to report that (a suspect) was found. On Sunday, I had to watch it from CNN to find out any details. I guess the local news stations didn't want to interrupt any of the games to update the community on her disappearance. This is very upsetting to me.

Plane struggled before crashing

Augustan wins online contest

Candidate draws veterans' support

Around town

Police offer details of woman's slaying, burial

Victims' bodies often brought across border

Kid of the day

Across the area

News you can use

Official opposes delay of deadline
AIKEN - The re-election battle of state Sen. Tommy Moore could make ballot-box casualties of soldiers from his district who are serving in Iraq, an elections official says.

HIV-positive teens aren't aware of risks, CDC says
ATLANTA - Few of the 59 HIV-positive Georgia teenagers in a study were aware of the risk of being sexually active and some were not treated for months after their diagnosis, federal officials said Tuesday.

Up in flames
New Holland volunteer firefighter Jimmy Wilson waters down a chicken house that was destroyed by fire on Harness Road . No chickens were inside the 250-foot metal and wood frame house when the fire started Tuesday.

Lawmakers ready to leave positions
ATLANTA - Two prominent state lawmakers announced their retirements Tuesday, including one of the four senators whose decision to switch parties two years ago helped Gov. Sonny Perdue gain control of the state Senate for Republicans.

Grovetown nears fire contract deal
Grovetown might become the first of Columbia County's two cities to sign an agreement to provide firefighting service for county residents living near city limits.

Time is ripe for the picking
NORTH AUGUSTA - Wearing an oversized, hot pink baseball cap to keep the sun out of her eyes, 6-year-old Grace Wenger carefully inspects the strawberries she's picking.

Around town
Pedro Zuniga, of Net Results Sports Marketing, waters the tennis courts at Riverview Park. The company uses the water to find areas of the court that need to be patched for resurfacing.

News you can use
APRIL 28, 1928 The Augusta Tygers will make their official bow to the baseball public at the new municipal stadium this afternoon in a doubleheader with Greenville.

Across the area
Authorities in Washington County have found a partial skull in Sandersville, Ga., and are working with state officials to excavate the area in an attempt to identify the remains, officials said Tuesday.

Rants and raves
MY RANT IS about the young man who (is charged in the killing of) Tamara Dunstan. I think the liberals need to take a good look at this. I guess we're going to blame his childhood. ... I think if we, the people of the United States, would get more strict with the death penalty, some of this meanness would stop.

New zoning option decision put on hold
Columbia County will hold off until next year to decide whether to create a new zoning category in its long-term development plan.

Developer will appeal landfill denial
An Atlanta developer will appeal the state's denial of his request for permits to establish a 1,030-acre landfill in Taliaferro County.

Suspect indicted in death of woman

Victims' bodies often brought across border
COLLIERS, S.C. - As long as there are abductions and homicides in Richmond County, bodies will be turning up in neighboring South Carolina, 11th Circuit Solicitor Donnie Myers acknowledged Monday.

Board weighs letting pupils carry phones
AIKEN - Cell phones could be more accessible to Aiken County pupils next year, Aiken County School Board Chairman John Bradley said Tuesday night.

Suspect indicted in death of woman
A man accused of kidnapping and killing a pregnant 29-year-old Augusta woman took more than paintings and figurines from her mother's house, court records allege.

Shop offers its patrons customized motorcycles
AIKEN - For Ron Whitmire, the core mission of his new business is to get that V-Twin motor running again in a customer's life with a roar that marks a re-entry into the world of motorcycles and open-road freedom.

Parents speak out about school choice
COLUMBIA - Bridgette Reeves enrolled her son in a private school after public education specialists told her to accept her son's learning disabilities and stop "pushing to make him better."

Candidate draws veterans' support
ATLANTA - The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. John Kerry, brought his campaign to Georgia for less than five hours Monday to pick up some contributions and meet briefly with five military veterans.

Friends' fight turns deadly
An argument between roommates turned deadly Tuesday afternoon at a downtown apartment complex, police said.

Water bill suit challenges fees
ATLANTA - In a case that could determine how property owners statewide pay for some local services, the Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit challenging fees charged by the Columbia County Storm Water Utility.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Kelsey Ivey Birt, 7 months, of Hephzibah.

A.G. Edwards to pay
Brokerage firm A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. will pay the state $700,000 in penalties and expenses and open its operations to outside review now that 123 area investors have settled their claims against the firm's Augusta branch.

Developer will appeal landfill denial

Across the area
A Blythe physician has been committed to Georgia Regional Hospital after police say he shot one of his horses in the head Saturday, killing it, and then barricaded himself inside his home for several hours.

City council divided over cultural center
AIKEN - A black history culture center that supporters say will bring the community together divided the Aiken City Council for more than two hours Tuesday during a special meeting to divvy up tentative sales tax dollars.

Shooting victim is found in pickup
State and local authorities are investigating the apparent shooting death of a Screven County man who was found inside a pickup on the side of a road this weekend.

Across South Carolina

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Rodriquez Antonio Walker Jr., 2 months, of Augusta.

Judge denies county's request to block racing

News you can use
April 20, 1938 Another step in the movement toward a better and more modern telephone system for Augusta was made yesterday when Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph purchased property in the 900 block of Greene Street extending through to Ellis Street.

Board examines doctor's stay at mental institution

Rants and raves
I WAS VERY SADDENED by the kidnapping of Tamara Dunstan. Unfortunately, all the local news stations didn't feel it was important enough to report that (a suspect) was found. On Sunday, I had to watch it from CNN to find out any details. I guess the local news stations didn't want to interrupt any of the games to update the community on her disappearance. This is very upsetting to me.

Time is ripe for the picking

Employees must now find new jobs

HIV-positive teens aren't aware of risks, CDC says

Grand jury indicts man for Tamara Dunstan slaying

Up in flames

Across Georgia

City council divided over cultural center

Shooting victim is found in pickup

A.G. Edwards to pay

City will appeal protest ruling
Augusta will appeal last week's federal appeals court ruling that struck down the city ordinance that kept Martha Burk from protesting near the main gate of Augusta National Golf Club during last year's Masters Tournament.

Jailed rapper Shyne close to $3 million music deal

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Jailed rapper Shyne close to $3 million music deal
LOS ANGELES -- Island Def Jam expects to sign imprisoned rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow to a $3 million record contract this week, a source familiar with the negotiations said.

After 36 years, Bobby Short to end his run at Cafe Carlyle
NEW YORK -- Bobby Short, whose cabaret act has been fixture at the swanky Cafe Carlyle for 36 years, is ending his run there on New Year's Eve, he told The Associated Press on Monday.

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Universal to raise suggested price of CDs by $1
LOS ANGELES -- Universal Music Group will raise the suggested retail price of its CDs by $1 to improve profit margins for merchants after many balked at the company's push to slash prices, a source familiar with the plan said Friday.

Amnesty program for online file-sharers dropped

Amnesty program for online file-sharers dropped
LOS ANGELES -- The music industry's trade group has ended a program that offered to prevent people from being sued by recording companies if the downloaders admitted to illegally sharing music online, according to court documents.

After 36 years, Bobby Short to end his run at Cafe Carlyle

Resurfacing may get more extensive at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- A resurfacing job scheduled to begin next week at Martinsville Speedway may get a lot more extensive if inspection crews find more evidence of failing spots in the concrete turns.

Confiscated cars bring penalties for drivers and teams
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jamie McMurray and Larry Foyt were docked 25 points apiece Tuesday by NASCAR for bringing cars to Bristol Motor Speedway that did not meet specifications.

Resurfacing may get more extensive at Martinsville

Mashburn sent home by Hornets
MIAMI -- Injured forward Jamal Mashburn was sent home Tuesday by the New Orleans Hornets after he complained that the team mishandled his medical care.

Knicks F Tim Thomas out for Game 2 vs. Nets

Hunter denies meaning O'Neal harm in altercation

Rasheed gives Pistons just what they needed

Pacers' Artest suspended for one game
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana's Ron Artest was suspended for one game by the NBA on Monday for leaving the bench during a confrontation in the Pacers' playoff win over the Boston Celtics.

Cassell strikes for 40 in win

Lakers hit with another injury
LOS ANGELES - The injuries are mounting for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Mother of Kobe Bryant's accuser speaks in public for first time

Overanxious Anthony, Nuggets study mistakes from Game 1

Hunter denies meaning O'Neal harm in altercation
INDIANAPOLIS -- Boston Celtics rookie Brandon Hunter said he was not trying to start a fight with Indiana Pacers star Jermaine O'Neal when he pulled him to the ground in Game 1 of their playoff series.

Cassell strikes for 40 in win
MINNEAPOLIS - Directing traffic, yapping at the refs and swishing jumpers from the wing, Sam Cassell was in classic form.

Overanxious Anthony, Nuggets study mistakes from Game 1
MINNEAPOLIS -- Carmelo Anthony wouldn't trade places with rookie rival LeBron James.

Knicks F Tim Thomas out for Game 2 vs. Nets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Knicks forward Tim Thomas was ruled out of Tuesday night's Game 2 against the New Jersey Nets with back and ankle injuries.

Rasheed gives Pistons just what they needed
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- With the shot clock winding down, the ball was knocked out of Rasheed Wallace's hands. He grabbed it and hoisted an off-balance 3-pointer that went in.

Grizzlies' forward Posey fined for flagrant foul

Grizzlies' forward Posey fined for flagrant foul
NEW YORK -- James Posey of the Memphis Grizzlies was fined $3,000 by the NBA on Monday for a flagrant foul against Manu Ginobili in a playoff game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Mother of Kobe Bryant's accuser speaks in public for first time
DENVER -- The mother of Kobe Bryant's accuser spoke publicly for the first time Monday, saying she was proud of her daughter amid the storm surrounding the high-profile sexual assault case against the NBA star.

Lakers hit with another injury

Fitzgerald does everything well - even lunch

Sparks flying as Cowboys prepare for draft

Winslow or Taylor for Redskins?

Bucs re-sign Cook and Darby

House backing a World War II salute for Super Bowl halftime show

Appeals court blocks Clarett from entering NFL draft this weekend

Dillon puts Super Bowl champs ahead of the game

Panthers drafting late after Super Bowl success

Chargers' eyes on the great Eli

Lions re-sign wide receivers Anderson, Swinton

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Tamara Cundey Dunstan, beloved wife of Bernard Samuel Dunstan III, entered into rest on April 15, 2004

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Commercial port becomes fortress for Olympics
PIRAEUS, Greece -- A passenger ferry from a Greek island has just docked. Tourists sit at outdoor tables overlooking the country's main commercial port.

IOC close to deal for cancellation insurance
LONDON -- The IOC is close to finalizing an insurance deal to cover the risk of the Athens Olympics being called off because of terrorism, earthquakes or other factors.

IOC inspectors visit Athens to examine stadium roof
ATHENS, Greece -- International Olympic Committee inspectors began a three-day review of Olympic sites Monday, including the troubled roof over the main stadium.

Commercial port becomes fortress for Olympics

IOC close to deal for cancellation insurance

Boston course best preparation for Ndereba's Olympics

Another attempt to bring big-time cycling to America

Overtime

Ndereba, Cherigat give Kenya sweep in Boston

Survivor inspired by Armstrong's courage

Prep spring sports scores

Maradona expected to be hospitalized for some time

Armstrong begins Tour

After 30 years, charismatic Dance isn't slowing down

Prep spring sports scores

Former Olympic boxer acquitted of rape charges

Maradona in critical condition with heart and blood pressure problems

Ndereba, Cherigat give Kenya sweep in Boston
BOSTON -- Catherine Ndereba won the Boston Marathon for the third time Monday in one of the hottest and closest races in the event's history.

Maradona expected to be hospitalized for some time
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Diego Maradona is expected to be hospitalized for some time, with doctors saying Tuesday his condition remained "delicate."

Armstrong begins Tour
MACON, Ga. - When it comes to defeating cancer, "Mellow Johnny" is anything but.

Overtime
University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt will be the keynote speaker at tonight's Greater CSRA Fellowship of Christian Athletes Home Team banquet.

Survivor inspired by Armstrong's courage
MACON, Ga. - Miracles have become commonplace for Troy Ford. Meeting hero Lance Armstrong was just the latest.

After 30 years, charismatic Dance isn't slowing down
Bill Dance smiles after explaining how in more than 30 years he went from appearing on one television station in Memphis to a nationwide audience.

Maradona in critical condition with heart and blood pressure problems
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Diego Maradona was in critical condition Monday, breathing with the help of a respirator but showing signs of improvement after heart and blood pressure problems.

Overtime
Lakeside High School standout Matt Scott has signed a national letter of intent to play for Georgia Southern.

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

Former Olympic boxer acquitted of rape charges
CINCINNATI -- Former Olympic boxer Tim Austin was acquitted of charges he raped a 16-year-old girl.

Prep spring sports scores
Here are the results from Tuesday's spring prep sports action.

US Open Series launches this summer
NEW YORK -- The prelude to the U.S. Open is set.

Another attempt to bring big-time cycling to America
MACON, Ga. -- A bit of Europe came to middle Georgia on Tuesday. Folks queued up along desolate country roads to watch brightly colored cyclists whiz by, here and gone in a flash.

Monaco upends Chelsea
MONACO -- Fernando Morientes and Shabani Nonda scored late goals, and Monaco beat Chelsea 3-1 despite playing a man short for most of the second half Tuesday in a UEFA Champions League semifinal game.

Boston course best preparation for Ndereba's Olympics
BOSTON -- Catherine Ndereba's next marathon will be similar to her last one.

House backing a World War II salute for Super Bowl halftime show
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida House members want a different type of halftime show when the Super Bowl comes to Jacksonville next year.

Panthers drafting late after Super Bowl success
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Odds are the Carolina Panthers will look for a defensive back or a wide receiver with their first-round pick, which comes 31st for the NFC champions.

Agent: Warner expected to be cut June 1
ST. LOUIS -- Two-time NFL MVP Kurt Warner expects to be released by the St. Louis Rams after June 1, his agent said Tuesday.

Chargers' eyes on the great Eli
Although the San Diego Chargers are still completing plans for the No. 1 pick in this weekend's NFL draft, club president Dean Spanos is adamant about one thing - the Ryan Leaf fiasco won't influence their decision.

Dillon puts Super Bowl champs ahead of the game
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Winning two Super Bowls in three years is an amazing feat. Now the New England Patriots have made another impressive move.

Appeals court blocks Clarett from entering NFL draft this weekend
NEW YORK -- Maurice Clarett's bid to jump to the NFL was blocked Monday by a federal appeals court that left open the possibility he could enter a supplemental draft.

Fitzgerald does everything well - even lunch
PITTSBURGH -- Kevin Colbert could look out his office window the past two seasons and watch Larry Fitzgerald make the acrobatic grabs only a headed-to-the-pros receiver can.

Bucs re-sign Cook and Darby
TAMPA, Fla. -- Jameel Cook and Chartric Darby re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday.

Winslow or Taylor for Redskins?
ASHBURN, Va. -- Think Kellen Winslow is a sure thing? Funny enough, in a way he reminds coach Joe Gibbs of Desmond Howard, a sure thing that wasn't.

Lions re-sign wide receivers Anderson, Swinton
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Wide receivers Scotty Anderson and Reggie Swinton re-signed Monday with the Detroit Lions.

Sparks flying as Cowboys prepare for draft
IRVING, Texas -- Bill Parcells and Jerry Jones were still feeling each other out last year as they prepared for their first NFL draft together with the Dallas Cowboys.

Glitches force IRS to use backup electronic filing system
WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service switched to a backup computer system for accepting some electronically filed tax returns just before the April 15 filing deadline.

NBC scores a Trump-inspired ratings win
NEW YORK -- NBC owes Donald Trump a big thank-you bouquet: the outsized real estate mogul was almost single-handedly responsible for the network's ratings sweep last week.

Josh Malina has been clever add to 'West Wing' ensemble
BURBANK, Calif. -- The vice president's top aide, Will Bailey, is explaining the "talking points on the VP's energy speech" to White House press secretary C.J. Cregg so she can help him "control the media."

NBC scores a Trump-inspired ratings win

Josh Malina has been clever add to 'West Wing' ensemble

Gibson's 'Passion' getting a cool reception at networks

Tom Brokaw to end "Nightly News" run in December
NEW YORK -- Tom Brokaw's sign-off date as anchor of NBC's top-rated "Nightly News" has been set: it's Wednesday, December 1.

Tom Brokaw to end "Nightly News" run in December

Legal drama 'The Guardian' makes its case for renewal
LOS ANGELES -- When a series faces the threat of cancellation, producers do whatever they can to keep it alive: seek publicity, badger the network for more promotion, spy.

Gibson's 'Passion' getting a cool reception at networks
NEW YORK -- Despite being the year's biggest box-office blockbuster so far, "The Passion of the Christ" seems unlikely to find a home on the four biggest broadcast networks.

People in the News

Pirated 'Passion' film highlights bounty of bogus goods in Peru

People in the News

Attorney Johnnie Cochran treated for neurological condition

Sheryl Crow to perform on airline flight

Hunter death ruled self defense
The shooting death of a former Georgia football player has been ruled a justifiable homicide, a Chicago Police Department spokesman said this week.

Georgia loses Taylor for 2004 season with knee injury
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia linebacker Tony Taylor will miss the 2004 season after tearing a ligament in his knee in last weekend's spring game.

There's no time off for Richt
The Georgia Bulldogs football team just wrapped up spring practice Saturday with its annual G-Day game, but that doesn't mean coach Mark Richt gets any time off.

Georgia loses Taylor for 2004 season with knee injury

South Carolina hires strength coach
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina hired Matt Jennings on Tuesday as men's basketball strength and conditioning coach.

Message of tobacco's danger is lost on teens

Question of the week
Here's the results for last week's question:

Audio best

To tour colleges, simply press 'play'
The college tour has gotten a bit more accessible with a new set of videos that brings the campus to your home.

Start with the stock market
Most young people are concerned about having enough money. They want to have the financial security to retire on time and buy the latest gear or gadgetry. Yet, with the precariousness of Social Security and Medicare, saving for retirement might seem like a huge task.

Message of tobacco's danger is lost on teens
Smoking is a guilty pleasure for Damian Blevins. The 19-year-old Aiken Technical College freshman picked up his first cigarette when he was 16. Now smoking up to a pack a day, Mr. Blevins said it doesn't cross his mind as to why he does it.

Silence speaks louder at times
Remember April 21 this year - and every year after, in fact. It is the annual Day of Silence.

Teens' music video premieres online
After rolling into 21 towns, including Aiken, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus has finished its route.

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:

Learn to trust your intuition in a relationship

Band toiled three years for 'overnight success'
The venue was packed, all 500 tickets were sold out, and we had passes to see a national recording act and get a behind-the-scenes interview. We were not disappointed.

Learn to trust your intuition in a relationship
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have a boyfriend and I love him very much. We've been dating for over a year and a half. He says he loves me but I'm not quite sure if he does. How can I be sure? I asked him not to lie, but I've got a feeling he has been.

Question of the week

Ford upset by Internet ad depicting cat decapitation

Couple killed, baby survives when tree falls onto parkway in NY

Woman discovers scissors in abdomen after surgery

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