Sam Spade, 'Maltese Falcon' celebrate 75 years together
NEW YORK - For lovers of the hard-boiled crime story, life began with the black bird. It was 75 years ago this month that "The Maltese Falcon" first appeared between hard covers, just weeks after it was published as a five-part serial in the pulp magazine "Black Mask."

Author: True love is good, Valentine's Day is crap
NEW YORK - Maybe it was the skimpy T-shirt with "DITCH HIM" scrawled across the front. Or the offhand comment that "cats are better than men." It could even have been the suggestion that we all would be better off if we didn't spend ourselves into the poorhouse celebrating a super-commercialized, over-the-top fake holiday.

Author: True love is good, Valentine's Day is crap

Sam Spade, 'Maltese Falcon' celebrate 75 years together
NEW YORK - For lovers of the hard-boiled crime story, life began with the black bird. It was 75 years ago this month that "The Maltese Falcon" first appeared between hard covers, just weeks after it was published as a five-part serial in the pulp magazine "Black Mask."

Author: True love is good, Valentine's Day is crap
NEW YORK - Maybe it was the skimpy T-shirt with "DITCH HIM" scrawled across the front. Or the offhand comment that "cats are better than men." It could even have been the suggestion that we all would be better off if we didn't spend ourselves into the poorhouse celebrating a super-commercialized, over-the-top fake holiday.

Sam Spade, 'Maltese Falcon' celebrate 75 years together

Canseco book fast seller on first day
NEW YORK - Jose Canseco's autobiography accusing several top players of steroid use and charging that baseball long ignored peformance-enhancing drugs appeared to be a hit on its first day in bookstores.

Reds shortstop Barry Larkin retires

Reds shortstop Barry Larkin retires
WASHINGTON - Shortstop Barry Larkin, a 12-time all-star who spent his entire 19-year career with the Cincinnati Reds, has retired and joined the Washington Nationals in their front office as a special assistant.

Canseco book fast seller on first day

Canseco book fast seller on first day
NEW YORK - Jose Canseco's autobiography accusing several top players of steroid use and charging that baseball long ignored peformance-enhancing drugs appeared to be a hit on its first day in bookstores.

Reds shortstop Barry Larkin retires
WASHINGTON - Shortstop Barry Larkin, a 12-time all-star who spent his entire 19-year career with the Cincinnati Reds, has retired and joined the Washington Nationals in their front office as a special assistant.

Police: Man solicited suicides for at least five years
PORTLAND, Ore. - A man who used an Internet chat room to try to set up a mass suicide on Valentine's Day had been trying to persuade women for at least five years to engage in sex acts with him and then kill themselves, a sheriff said Sunday.

After 20 years of silence, woman begins talking
HUTCHINSON, Kan. - For 20 years, Sarah Scantlin has been mostly oblivious to the world around her - the victim of a drunken driver who struck her down as she walked to her car. Today, after a remarkable recovery, she can talk again.

Odds and Ends
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Cupid occasionally misses his mark, so a local radio station is running a Valentine's Day contest offering a free divorce.

Bus driver urged students to act up for 'Survivor' tape
BUENA VISTA, Pa. - A school bus driver encouraged students to jump around, throw things and misbehave on her moving bus so she could make an audition videotape for the reality television show "Survivor," police said.

Bus driver urged students to act up for 'Survivor' tape
BUENA VISTA, Pa. - A school bus driver encouraged students to jump around, throw things and misbehave on her moving bus so she could make an audition videotape for the reality television show "Survivor," police said.

After 20 years of silence, woman begins talking
HUTCHINSON, Kan. - For 20 years, Sarah Scantlin has been mostly oblivious to the world around her - the victim of a drunken driver who struck her down as she walked to her car. Today, after a remarkable recovery, she can talk again.

Airport screener fails to spot passenger's butcher knife
NEWARK, N.J. - A security screener at Newark Liberty International Airport failed to spot a butcher knife in a passenger's pocketbook and was removed from the post for retraining, officials said.

Police: Man solicited suicides for at least five years
PORTLAND, Ore. - A man who used an Internet chat room to try to set up a mass suicide on Valentine's Day had been trying to persuade women for at least five years to engage in sex acts with him and then kill themselves, a sheriff said Sunday.

Odds and Ends
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Cupid occasionally misses his mark, so a local radio station is running a Valentine's Day contest offering a free divorce.

Airport screener fails to spot passenger's butcher knife
NEWARK, N.J. - A security screener at Newark Liberty International Airport failed to spot a butcher knife in a passenger's pocketbook and was removed from the post for retraining, officials said.

Radio station offers Valentine's Day divorce-giveaway
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Cupid occasionally misses his mark, so a local radio station is running a Valentine's Day contest offering a free divorce.

Celebrity CEOs often no bargain for shareholders

How to juggle a new romance and a new business

Builder registry wins vote
ATLANTA - The House and the Senate each passed bills Monday to get a statewide registry in place for builders.

Leader quits during inquiry
CHICAGO - OfficeMax Inc. announced Monday that its president and chief executive officer had resigned and that it fired two more employees as a result of an internal investigation into its accounting.

Converted military truck billed badder than Hummer

Service has no plans to merge

New tools ease collaboration and publishing online

OfficeMax CEO resigns
CHICAGO - OfficeMax Inc. announced Monday that its president and chief executive officer had resigned and said it fired two more employees as a result of an internal investigation into its accounting.

Is the stock market ready to move higher?
NEW YORK - Wall Street appears to have finally found some traction after a disastrous January.

Eyeing iPod sales, phone makers make music push
CANNES, France - With a covetous eye on the success of portable music players, mobile phone makers are going after would-be iPod buyers by building high-quality players into their handsets.

Businesses prepare for relocation
A massive highway construction project is in its early stages, but its wake already has many local businesses and land owners making big changes.

Converted military truck billed badder than Hummer
JASPER, Texas - For some drivers, even a Hummer may not be enough.

Gillette CEO wins praise as turnaround artist

Builder registry wins vote

Is the stock market ready to move higher?

Businesses prepare for relocation
A massive highway construction project is in its early stages, but its wake already has many local businesses and land owners making big changes.

EBay's lesson for Google's investors

OfficeMax CEO resigns
CHICAGO - OfficeMax Inc. announced Monday that its president and chief executive officer had resigned and said it fired two more employees as a result of an internal investigation into its accounting.

New tools ease collaboration and publishing online
PALO ALTO, Calif. - This scenario is all too familiar to office workers who collaborate electronically on projects: E-mails get passed around with differing versions of documents-in-progress attached. Instant messages whizz by. Web sites are cited, then lost.

Most traders ignore Verizon-MCI merger
NEW YORK - Verizon Communications' $6.7 billion bid for MCI Inc. met with indifference Monday on Wall Street, where stocks barely budged in very light trading.

Celebrity CEOs often no bargain for shareholders
NEW YORK (AP)- Superstar chief executives such as Hewlett-Packard Co.'s now ex-CEO Carly Fiorina may earn mega pay, grace business magazine covers and hobnob with world leaders- but they may not be the best leaders for their companies.

Leader quits during inquiry
CHICAGO - OfficeMax Inc. announced Monday that its president and chief executive officer had resigned and that it fired two more employees as a result of an internal investigation into its accounting.

OfficeMax CEO resigns

EBay's lesson for Google's investors
NEW YORK - Similarities abound when you compare eBay Inc. and Google Inc. They dominate their industries online, their brand names are widely known and they're part of an elite class of Wall Street darlings.

Gillette CEO wins praise as turnaround artist
BOSTON - It has been a fairly swift turnaround at Gillette Co. since James M. Kilts arrived four years ago - he has transformed a languishing consumer products maker into a business that Procter & Gamble Co. is willing to pay $57 billion for.

Service has no plans to merge
ATLANTA - BellSouth Corp. does not appear to be in merger-acquisition mode amid the spate of recent telecommunications industry deals announced by several of its rivals.

How to juggle a new romance and a new business
NEW YORK - Starting a new business or a new romantic relationship can be frenetic. Imagine doing both at once.

Leader quits during inquiry

Corporate tax break won't necessarily boost hiring
NEW YORK - When Kellogg Co. announced plans to bring back $1 billion in foreign profits to the United States this year thanks to new corporate tax breaks, it said it would use those funds to do such things as develop new products and explore potential acquisitions. It didn't mention directing that money toward creating jobs.

Most traders ignore Verizon-MCI merger
NEW YORK - Verizon Communications' $6.7 billion bid for MCI Inc. met with indifference Monday on Wall Street, where stocks barely budged in very light trading.

Is the stock market ready to move higher?
NEW YORK - Wall Street appears to have finally found some traction after a disastrous January.

Most traders ignore Verizon-MCI merger

Converted military truck billed badder than Hummer
JASPER, Texas - For some drivers, even a Hummer may not be enough.

Businesses prepare for relocation

New tools ease collaboration and publishing online
PALO ALTO, Calif. - This scenario is all too familiar to office workers who collaborate electronically on projects: E-mails get passed around with differing versions of documents-in-progress attached. Instant messages whizz by. Web sites are cited, then lost.

Eyeing iPod sales, phone makers make music push

EBay's lesson for Google's investors
NEW YORK - Similarities abound when you compare eBay Inc. and Google Inc. They dominate their industries online, their brand names are widely known and they're part of an elite class of Wall Street darlings.

Eyeing iPod sales, phone makers make music push
CANNES, France - With a covetous eye on the success of portable music players, mobile phone makers are going after would-be iPod buyers by building high-quality players into their handsets.

Celebrity CEOs often no bargain for shareholders
NEW YORK (AP)- Superstar chief executives such as Hewlett-Packard Co.'s now ex-CEO Carly Fiorina may earn mega pay, grace business magazine covers and hobnob with world leaders- but they may not be the best leaders for their companies.

Builder registry wins vote
ATLANTA - The House and the Senate each passed bills Monday to get a statewide registry in place for builders.

Gillette CEO wins praise as turnaround artist
BOSTON - It has been a fairly swift turnaround at Gillette Co. since James M. Kilts arrived four years ago - he has transformed a languishing consumer products maker into a business that Procter & Gamble Co. is willing to pay $57 billion for.

Service has no plans to merge
ATLANTA - BellSouth Corp. does not appear to be in merger-acquisition mode amid the spate of recent telecommunications industry deals announced by several of its rivals.

How to juggle a new romance and a new business
NEW YORK - Starting a new business or a new romantic relationship can be frenetic. Imagine doing both at once.

Corporate tax break won't necessarily boost hiring
NEW YORK - When Kellogg Co. announced plans to bring back $1 billion in foreign profits to the United States this year thanks to new corporate tax breaks, it said it would use those funds to do such things as develop new products and explore potential acquisitions. It didn't mention directing that money toward creating jobs.

Corporate tax break won't necessarily boost hiring

Savannah State finishes 0-28

No. 3 Duke defeats Maryland

A few rat hairs in food will do you no harm
Did you know that you're eating insects, rat hair, rat excrement and insect fragments every day? And that it's OK with the U.S. government?

Freedom imperiled
On Memorial Day, Veterans Day and other patriotic holidays, America's children surely must hear about the great sacrifices earlier generations made to defend the Constitution and ensure the nation's freedom.

No greater betrayal
Here's yet another reason for not giving enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay access to the U.S. legal system:

Too much protection

Freedom imperiled

No greater betrayal

Re-righting our rights
How far out of your way have you ever gone?

Too much protection
Designating a community as a historic preservation district is akin to putting a blanket over it to keep it warm and protect it from the raging elements.

If Cuba can do it ...
Fidel Castro is turning over a new leaf - and it isn't tobacco.

Too much protection
Designating a community as a historic preservation district is akin to putting a blanket over it to keep it warm and protect it from the raging elements.

No greater betrayal
Here's yet another reason for not giving enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay access to the U.S. legal system:

Freedom imperiled
On Memorial Day, Veterans Day and other patriotic holidays, America's children surely must hear about the great sacrifices earlier generations made to defend the Constitution and ensure the nation's freedom.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Veteran performers Rod Stewart and Jerry Lee Lewis are celebrating their awards from the Recording Academy.

Lawyers in Michael Jackson case seek fairness
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Attorneys in Michael Jackson's child-molestation trial are turning to the tough job of finding jurors who can judge the pop star not as a legend but as a defendant.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Veteran performers Rod Stewart and Jerry Lee Lewis are celebrating their awards from the Recording Academy.

Four state pageants dropped by Miss America
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Already scrambling to find a new TV network, the Miss America pageant is engaged in an intramural squabble after pulling the franchises of four state pageant operators, one of whom is fighting back in court.

People in the News
ASPEN, Colo. - Cheech and Chong may have joked about marijuana in their movies, but the comedians say they didn't touch the stuff when the cameras were rolling.

Lawyers in Michael Jackson case seek fairness
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Attorneys in Michael Jackson's child-molestation trial are turning to the tough job of finding jurors who can judge the pop star not as a legend but as a defendant.

Four state pageants dropped by Miss America
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Already scrambling to find a new TV network, the Miss America pageant is engaged in an intramural squabble after pulling the franchises of four state pageant operators, one of whom is fighting back in court.

People in the News
ASPEN, Colo. - Cheech and Chong may have joked about marijuana in their movies, but the comedians say they didn't touch the stuff when the cameras were rolling.

Witnesses prosecution key in Robert Blake case
LOS ANGELES - After more than a month of testimony from 62 witnesses, the prosecution's murder case against Robert Blake has come down to the word of three characters of dubious repute who say the actor tried to cast them as real-life hit men.

Witnesses prosecution key in Robert Blake case
LOS ANGELES - After more than a month of testimony from 62 witnesses, the prosecution's murder case against Robert Blake has come down to the word of three characters of dubious repute who say the actor tried to cast them as real-life hit men.

Valentine's Day puts 'love stocks' in the spotlight
NEW YORK - Money can't buy you love, but can love make you money? Some analysts think it can, and Valentine's Day is boomtime for companies that profit from our amorous affections - including those that sell flowers, candy, lingerie and jewelry.

Valentine's Day puts 'love stocks' in the spotlight

Valentine's Day puts 'love stocks' in the spotlight
NEW YORK - Money can't buy you love, but can love make you money? Some analysts think it can, and Valentine's Day is boomtime for companies that profit from our amorous affections - including those that sell flowers, candy, lingerie and jewelry.

Officials wage fight against Southern-fried staples
DECATUR, Ga. - When Becky Cleaveland is out with her girlfriends, they all pick at salads except for the petite Atlanta woman. She tackles "The Hamdog."

Officials wage fight against Southern-fried staples
DECATUR, Ga. - When Becky Cleaveland is out with her girlfriends, they all pick at salads except for the petite Atlanta woman. She tackles "The Hamdog."

Officials wage fight against Southern-fried staples

Yellow Jackets get swatted at home
ATLANTA - Tony Bethel drove around Jarrett Jack for the winning basket with 9.8 seconds left, giving North Carolina State a 53-51 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday night.

Georgia Tech struggles after Final Four season
ATLANTA - Jarrett Jack can't figure it out. He's still surrounded by nearly all the same teammates, the guys who helped carry Georgia Tech within one victory of a national championship, not to mention a promising freshman class.

Georgia Tech struggles after Final Four season
ATLANTA - Jarrett Jack can't figure it out. He's still surrounded by nearly all the same teammates, the guys who helped carry Georgia Tech within one victory of a national championship, not to mention a promising freshman class.

Arkansas gets win over Lady Jackets
DULUTH, Ga. - Sarah Pfeifer scored 24 points and pulled down six rebounds as Arkansas beat Georgia Tech 71-59 Sunday afternoon.

Yellow Jackets get swatted at home
ATLANTA - Tony Bethel drove around Jarrett Jack for the winning basket with 9.8 seconds left, giving North Carolina State a 53-51 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday night.

Time dwindling for Georgia Tech's run
ATLANTA - The oldest adage in coaching is, practice like you play. Georgia Tech men's basketball coach Paul Hewitt needs to find a way to invert that sentiment.

Yellow Jackets get swatted at home

Georgia Tech struggles after Final Four season

I'd love to give you a gift, but ...

Another big win for Mickelson
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Phil Mickelson took all the thrills out of Pebble Beach, and that was just fine by him.

Another big win for Mickelson

Golf Capital shifts its site
The longest-running amateur golf tournament in the area is returning to Georgia after a six-year run in South Carolina.

Golf Capital shifts its site

Golf Capital shifts its site
The longest-running amateur golf tournament in the area is returning to Georgia after a six-year run in South Carolina.

Miyazato leads Japan to World Cup victory
GEORGE, South Africa - Teenage sensation Ai Miyazato continued her emergence as a star on Sunday, shooting a 6-under 67 in difficult conditions on the Links Course at Fancourt to lead Japan to a two-shot victory in the Women's World Cup.

Fasth wins New Zealand Open
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Sweden's Niclas Fasth won the New Zealand Open on Sunday for his second European tour title, beating England's Miles Tunnicliff with a 15-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff.

Another big win for Mickelson
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Phil Mickelson took all the thrills out of Pebble Beach, and that was just fine by him.

Miyazato leads Japan to World Cup victory
GEORGE, South Africa - Teenage sensation Ai Miyazato continued her emergence as a star on Sunday, shooting a 6-under 67 in difficult conditions on the Links Course at Fancourt to lead Japan to a two-shot victory in the Women's World Cup.

Miyazato leads Japan to World Cup victory

NHL sets news conference for Wednesday

NHL sets news conference for Wednesday
NEW YORK - With its do-or-die deadline come and gone and no deal in sight, the NHL circled Wednesday as the day it would call off what little was left of a decimated season, The Associated Press learned Monday.

NHL sets news conference for Wednesday
NEW YORK - With its do-or-die deadline come and gone and no deal in sight, the NHL circled Wednesday as the day it would call off what little was left of a decimated season, The Associated Press learned Monday.

NHL, players' association meet, no progress made
NEW YORK - Representatives from the NHL and the players' association met with federal mediators in Washington on Sunday, just hours before a weekend deadline to save the season, but no progress was made.

NHL, players' association meet, no progress made
NEW YORK - Representatives from the NHL and the players' association met with federal mediators in Washington on Sunday, just hours before a weekend deadline to save the season, but no progress was made.

NHL, players' association meet, no progress made

Romantic expertise floors wife on Valentine's Day
Being a well-known expert on romance, I am often asked for help this time of year. "Bill," people ask, "what do I get her for Valentine's Day?"

SRS layoff plan approved
After a two- month delay, federal energy officials have approved a Savannah River Site layoff plan that will trim 1,200 workers from the payroll this year and an additional 800 employees in 2006, officials from the site's main contractor said this morning.

Augusta's fire chief quits
Augusta's fire chief has resigned. Al Gillespie, the chief of the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department, said today that he submitted a letter of resignation to city officials Friday.

History defines true 'occupation'

Don't legislate against breeds
Regarding a proposed ban on pit bulls: breed-specific legislation? I find it hard to believe that banning pit bulls in this state will stop the dog fighting or dog intimidation, or make our communities safer. April Huff, Harlem

Social Security needs to be saved
Again, it's good to see Lowell Greenbaum's monthly offering of Democratic dogma ("Democrat criticism shows their loyalty," Feb. 4). I can always count on a laugh. Neil Klapthor, Evans

Greenbaum's letters are a riot
Other than Chronicle staffers, it seems as if no one gets more ink on the editorial page than Lowell Greenbaum - and this is probably a good thing. Always entertaining, the Greenbaum letters keep us in touch with the Democratic Party as it continues to self-destruct. Norman Hill, Lincolnton

Don't legislate against breeds
Regarding a proposed ban on pit bulls: breed-specific legislation? I find it hard to believe that banning pit bulls in this state will stop the dog fighting or dog intimidation, or make our communities safer. April Huff, Harlem

History defines true 'occupation'
"Or they're just plain liars," read The Augusta Chronicle's Jan. 23 editorial "U.S. not occupiers," regarding those who do not know or understand history. The use of occupiers is now associated with traitors and "radical Muslims," and it is "a lie as big as a Mack truck." W.R. Wells II, Martinez

Pupils must visit black history sites
I was watching the television news recently, and I saw Erik Montgomery of Historic Augusta talking to school-age children about Augusta's historic sites.Joseph Diggs Sr., Augusta

Say 'no' to retirement accounts
President Bush tells us that Social Security will be bankrupt within 40 years, then goes on to push for personal accounts to replace about a third of one's retirement. Victor Reilly, Aiken, S.C.

Don't legislate against breeds

Greenbaum's letters are a riot
Other than Chronicle staffers, it seems as if no one gets more ink on the editorial page than Lowell Greenbaum - and this is probably a good thing. Always entertaining, the Greenbaum letters keep us in touch with the Democratic Party as it continues to self-destruct.Norman Hill, Lincolnton

Pupils must visit black history sites
I was watching the television news recently, and I saw Erik Montgomery of Historic Augusta talking to school-age children about Augusta's historic sites.Joseph Diggs Sr., Augusta

History defines true 'occupation'
"Or they're just plain liars," read The Augusta Chronicle's Jan. 23 editorial "U.S. not occupiers," regarding those who do not know or understand history. The use of occupiers is now associated with traitors and "radical Muslims," and it is "a lie as big as a Mack truck."W.R. Wells II, Martinez

Greenbaum's letters are a riot

Pupils must visit black history sites

More students taking relationship classes

Health and fitness calendar

Duke freshmen use iPods for classes and tunes

Techbits: Kazaa memos, Online banking and more

Marriage is good for your health

Playboy: The Mansion game review

Duvall and Caan in 'Godfather' video game

Flu shots don't save lives in elderly, study suggest

Can video clips help steer Cupid's arrows?

Seniors calendar

What's the big deal about IPTV?

Duke freshmen use iPods for classes and tunes
DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University freshmen are using their school-issued iPods to learn Spanish vocabulary, recording lectures, analyzing music, and - no surprise here - for downloading their favorite tunes.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Playboy: The Mansion game review
Poor Hef. I never realized how tedious life atop the Playboy empire was - until I played "Playboy: The Mansion."

Can video clips help steer Cupid's arrows?
After exchanging instant messages and digital photos through an online dating site, Christopher Boykin flew to Houston to meet what he hoped would be a beautiful soul mate. What he found was a flabby misanthrope with an apparent drinking problem.

More students taking relationship classes
MUNCIE, Ind. - Scott Hall wants to spark a discussion, so he asks his students something bound to provoke a reaction: Do women want more out of marriage than men?

Marriage is good for your health
Turns out Sweet was close to the mark on its old pop hit Love Is Like Oxygen. Some might recall the song's hook: "Love is like oxygen/Not enough and you're gonna die."

Love doctor teaches kissing
SEATTLE - This Valentine's Day, forget the flowers and chocolate. Cherie Byrd has a better idea: Learn to pucker up.

Marriage is good for your health
Turns out Sweet was close to the mark on its old pop hit Love Is Like Oxygen. Some might recall the song's hook: "Love is like oxygen/Not enough and you're gonna die."

Playboy: The Mansion game review
Poor Hef. I never realized how tedious life atop the Playboy empire was - until I played "Playboy: The Mansion."

What's the big deal about IPTV?
NEW YORK - I want my IPTV? Internet Protocol, the language of most online communications, was supposed to have revolutionized the way we watch television by now, enabling a wide range of multimedia bells and whistles: from multiple camera angles to on-screen Web searches while viewing Gilligan's Island to see which actors are still living.

Duvall and Caan in 'Godfather' video game
NEW YORK - Robert Duvall and James Caan aren't taking themselves or their latest reunion seriously.

More students taking relationship classes
MUNCIE, Ind. - Scott Hall wants to spark a discussion, so he asks his students something bound to provoke a reaction: Do women want more out of marriage than men?

Can video clips help steer Cupid's arrows?
After exchanging instant messages and digital photos through an online dating site, Christopher Boykin flew to Houston to meet what he hoped would be a beautiful soul mate. What he found was a flabby misanthrope with an apparent drinking problem.

Flu shots don't save lives in elderly, study suggest
CHICAGO - A new study based on more than three decades of U.S. data suggests that giving flu shots to the elderly has not saved any lives.

Techbits: Kazaa memos, Online banking and more
SYDNEY, Australia - Internal documents made public in an Australian court indicate that it's not just consumers who are often annoyed by programs that install with the Kazaa file-swapping software.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

What's the big deal about IPTV?
NEW YORK - I want my IPTV? Internet Protocol, the language of most online communications, was supposed to have revolutionized the way we watch television by now, enabling a wide range of multimedia bells and whistles: from multiple camera angles to on-screen Web searches while viewing Gilligan's Island to see which actors are still living.

Flu shots don't save lives in elderly, study suggest
CHICAGO - A new study based on more than three decades of U.S. data suggests that giving flu shots to the elderly has not saved any lives.

How to recover lost digital images
Q: Help! My vacation photos are gone from my digital camera! The camera says there's something wrong with the memory card? What do I do?

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Duke freshmen use iPods for classes and tunes
DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University freshmen are using their school-issued iPods to learn Spanish vocabulary, recording lectures, analyzing music, and - no surprise here - for downloading their favorite tunes.

Techbits: Kazaa memos, Online banking and more
SYDNEY, Australia - Internal documents made public in an Australian court indicate that it's not just consumers who are often annoyed by programs that install with the Kazaa file-swapping software.

Duvall and Caan in 'Godfather' video game
NEW YORK - Robert Duvall and James Caan aren't taking themselves or their latest reunion seriously.

Dzieduszycki turns the trick
Ken Magowan said that when you get a hat trick in a hockey game, you feel like you can score at will.

Fans turn to Lynx after NHL lockout

Fans turn to Lynx after NHL lockout
When the NHL announced it would lock out its players back in September, Ted Gadziemski guessed he'd get to watch at least a partial season.

Dzieduszycki turns the trick

Dzieduszycki turns the trick
Ken Magowan said that when you get a hat trick in a hockey game, you feel like you can score at will.

Fans turn to Lynx after NHL lockout
When the NHL announced it would lock out its players back in September, Ted Gadziemski guessed he'd get to watch at least a partial season.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Police have seized one of the East Coast's largest methamphetamine labs, tucked away in the basement of a Smyrna home, federal officials said Monday.

Small businesses, retirees split on tax proposal

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Design and construction issues likely will delay the opening of the $50 million addition to the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina until this fall.

Legislators mull workers' compensation limits
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Employees who don't follow workplace safety rules wouldn't have their injuries covered by workers' compensation insurance under law changes the House is now considering.

Across the area
A 39-year-old Augusta woman told police her former boyfriend sexually assaulted her when she broke up with him early Sunday.

Forgot to buy a Valentine's Day gift?
If you woke up today in a cold sweat, feeling sick or shaky, it's probably one of two things.

SRS layoff plan approved
After a two- month delay, federal energy officials have approved a Savannah River Site layoff plan that will trim 1,200 workers from the payroll this year and an additional 800 employees in 2006, officials from the site's main contractor said this morning.

Educators fight to halt charter bill
A new charter school bill soon to be up for debate in the South Carolina Senate is infuriating some of the people it's supposed to be helping organizers of charter schools across the Palmetto State.

Across the area
Aiken authorities were searching Monday night for a prisoner who escaped from a minimum-security facility, officials said.

Ga. legislators prepare for hectic week

Legislators mull workers' compensation limits

Across Georgia

Across Georgia
ROME - Two people were killed when a fire broke out at their rural Floyd County brick home.

Suits against railroad are consolidated

UGA president's speech upsets bar owners
ATHENS, Ga. - Local bar owners and Athens-Clarke County officials say there is little more they can do to keep University of Georgia students from drinking.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Caps on lawsuits get OK
ATLANTA - Limits on medical-malpractice lawsuits, including caps on noneconomic damages and provisions that make it harder to sue emergency rooms, are headed to Gov. Sonny Perdue's desk after passing the Senate by a wide margin.

Ga. legislators prepare for hectic week
ATLANTA - General Assembly leaders plan to sprint through another week beginning today, with issues from tourism to redistricting to restrictions on medical-malpractice legislation all likely to make an appearance.

Suits against railroad are consolidated
AIKEN - The legal showdown between Norfolk Southern railroad and Graniteville residents is taking shape, and many of the battles might be fought in Aiken County courtrooms.

Small businesses, retirees split on tax proposal
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gov. Mark Sanford thinks lowering the state's top income tax rate from 7 percent to 4.75 percent over several years is a good way to draw wealthy retirees to South Carolina and help small business owners statewide.

Spreading the love
Third-grader Tiffany Person, 8, of Freedom Park Elementary, hands Sgt. Brian Horne a Valentine's Day card.

Visitors scarce at unique black sports museum
MARIETTA, Ga. - Howard Williams envisions a day when large crowds pack his African American Sports Museum, marveling at his collection of memorabilia and learning about an important aspect of black history.

Five questions with Dr. Russ Holloman

UGA students choose dorms over apartments
ATHENS, Ga. - A few years ago, a University of Georgia student such as freshman David Tim may have moved to an apartment after a year in the dorms.

Five questions with Dr. Russ Holloman
Dr. Holloman is a licensed marriage and family therapist and family counselor. He has been helping people with their relationships since 1976. His office is on Taft Drive in Evans.

Aviation college hopes expansion will raise school's profile
EASTMAN, Ga. - Officials at Georgia Aviation Technical College are hoping an $8.6 million expansion project will help raise the school's profile as a top training center.

Local college graduation rates low

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Nicholaus Kersey, 9, of Hephzibah.

Local college graduation rates low
Graduation rates at the three major colleges and universities in the Augusta-Aiken area are below the national average, a problem that could be improved with better student advisement, officials say.

Abusers do not stop for Valentine's Day
Love is a trap.

Suits against railroad are consolidated
AIKEN - The legal showdown between Norfolk Southern railroad and Graniteville residents is taking shape, and many of the battles might be fought in Aiken County courtrooms.

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INVERNESS, FLA. - The oldest adopted daughter of a Citrus County couple accused of starving and torturing five of their seven children is asking for permission to visit her siblings.

Hospitals see increase in flu cases
Melissa Clark said she used to get the flu every year until she started getting the flu shot about four years ago.

Walker keeps influence behind scenes
ATLANTA - The state Capitol is a different place these days for Charles Walker.

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A 39-year-old Augusta woman told police her former boyfriend sexually assaulted her when she broke up with him early Sunday.

Pupils hear about Holocaust survivor's story
Helen Korn Bissell's voice cracked with emotion as she read her father's story of World War II survival to a group of eighth-graders at Grovetown Middle School on Monday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Fifteen firefighters were sent to the hospital with respiratory problems after inhaling chlorine gas while trying to put out a blaze at a suburban Columbia home.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Police have seized one of the East Coast's largest methamphetamine labs, tucked away in the basement of a Smyrna home, federal officials said Monday.

Across Georgia
ROME - Two people were killed when a fire broke out at their rural Floyd County brick home.

Republicans consider redistricting
ATLANTA - There's a good chance Georgia lawmakers will redraw the state's congressional maps during this year's legislative session, a key Republican leader said Monday.

The week ahead
Do you think it's a mere coincidence that American Heart Month is the same month that Valentine's Day is in? Wedged in the middle of a month dedicated to giving tips on how to preserve and protect your heart is a day devoted to encouraging you to give it away.

Abusers do not stop for Valentine's Day

Local college graduation rates low
Graduation rates at the three major colleges and universities in the Augusta-Aiken area are below the national average, a problem that could be improved with better student advisement, officials say.

Kid of the Day

Aiken wants higher SRS fees
AIKEN - County officials plan to ask the Department of Energy for increased compensation in return for the 73,000 acres of land the federal agency gobbled up in 1950 to make way for Savannah River Site.

Pavilion manager has room with view

Small businesses, retirees split on tax proposal
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gov. Mark Sanford thinks lowering the state's top income tax rate from 7 percent to 4.75 percent over several years is a good way to draw wealthy retirees to South Carolina and help small business owners statewide.

Across Georgia

Visitors scarce at unique black sports museum
MARIETTA, Ga. - Howard Williams envisions a day when large crowds pack his African American Sports Museum, marveling at his collection of memorabilia and learning about an important aspect of black history.

Pavilion manager has room with view
The view from Sandy Boner's office is that of a parking lot.

Five questions with Dr. Russ Holloman
Dr. Holloman is a licensed marriage and family therapist and family counselor. He has been helping people with their relationships since 1976. His office is on Taft Drive in Evans.

Aiken wants higher SRS fees
AIKEN - County officials plan to ask the Department of Energy for increased compensation in return for the 73,000 acres of land the federal agency gobbled up in 1950 to make way for Savannah River Site.

Pavilion manager has room with view
The view from Sandy Boner's office is that of a parking lot.

Walker keeps influence behind scenes

Rulings on Evans town center debated
It's been more than 10 years since the idea of a town center in Columbia County was first envisioned. Now, Evans Town Center is a hub of activity for the county, with business booming and a new library and performing arts center on the way.

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COLUMBIA - Fifteen firefighters were sent to the hospital with respiratory problems after inhaling chlorine gas while trying to put out a blaze at a suburban Columbia home.

Rulings on Evans town center debated
It's been more than 10 years since the idea of a town center in Columbia County was first envisioned. Now, Evans Town Center is a hub of activity for the county, with business booming and a new library and performing arts center on the way.

ASU students to get new activities center

Ga. legislators prepare for hectic week
ATLANTA - General Assembly leaders plan to sprint through another week beginning today, with issues from tourism to redistricting to restrictions on medical-malpractice legislation all likely to make an appearance.

Plaintiff of voting case dies at age 76

Republicans consider redistricting

Spreading the love
Third-grader Tiffany Person, 8, of Freedom Park Elementary, hands Sgt. Brian Horne a Valentine's Day card.

Forgot to buy a Valentine's Day gift?
If you woke up today in a cold sweat, feeling sick or shaky, it's probably one of two things.

Republicans consider redistricting
ATLANTA - There's a good chance Georgia lawmakers will redraw the state's congressional maps during this year's legislative session, a key Republican leader said Monday.

Legislators mull workers' compensation limits
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Employees who don't follow workplace safety rules wouldn't have their injuries covered by workers' compensation insurance under law changes the House is now considering.

Plaintiff of voting case dies at age 76
Longtime Burke County Commissioner Herman Lodge, the lead plaintiff in a historic voting-rights case that led the U.S. Supreme Court in 1982 to strike down at-large voting systems that disenfranchised blacks, died Sunday at age 76.

Ports to compete for security money under Bush budget proposal
CHARLESTON, S.C. - President Bush's budget proposal would force the Port of Charleston to compete for security money against public transportation agencies.

Across the area
Aiken authorities were searching Monday night for a prisoner who escaped from a minimum-security facility, officials said.

Across South Carolina

Plaintiff of voting case dies at age 76
Longtime Burke County Commissioner Herman Lodge, the lead plaintiff in a historic voting-rights case that led the U.S. Supreme Court in 1982 to strike down at-large voting systems that disenfranchised blacks, died Sunday at age 76.

UGA students choose dorms over apartments

Kid of the Day
Briatta Dorch is today's Kid of the Day.

ASU students to get new activities center
It's no joke. The current student activities center at Augusta State University is so old that it was planned before the Civil War.

Hospitals see increase in flu cases
Melissa Clark said she used to get the flu every year until she started getting the flu shot about four years ago.

Chlorine sends15 Columbia firefighters to hospital
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Fifteen firefighters were sent to the hospital with respiratory problems after inhaling chlorine gas while trying to put out a blaze at a suburban home here.

ASU students to get new activities center
It's no joke. The current student activities center at Augusta State University is so old that it was planned before the Civil War.

Spreading the love

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SRS layoff plan approved

Augusta fire chief to discuss his future
Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Al Gillespie said he will meet with Augusta commissioners and City Administrator Fred Russell today to talk about his future with the department.

UGA president's speech upsets bar owners

UGA president's speech upsets bar owners
ATHENS, Ga. - Local bar owners and Athens-Clarke County officials say there is little more they can do to keep University of Georgia students from drinking.

Hospitals see increase in flu cases

Pupils hear about Holocaust survivor's story
Helen Korn Bissell's voice cracked with emotion as she read her father's story of World War II survival to a group of eighth-graders at Grovetown Middle School on Monday.

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Across the southeast

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The week ahead

Pupils hear about Holocaust survivor's story

Forgot to buy a Valentine's Day gift?

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Ports to compete for security money under Bush budget proposal

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Educators fight to halt charter bill

UGA students choose dorms over apartments
ATHENS, Ga. - A few years ago, a University of Georgia student such as freshman David Tim may have moved to an apartment after a year in the dorms.

Across the area

Memorial park planners seek war tales
CONYERS, Ga. - Bud Sosebee was one of the first Army soldiers to meet Russian soldiers coming from the east at the end of World War II. But it was the German villagers who made the biggest impression on him.

Visitors scarce at unique black sports museum

Aviation college hopes expansion will raise school's profile
EASTMAN, Ga. - Officials at Georgia Aviation Technical College are hoping an $8.6 million expansion project will help raise the school's profile as a top training center.

Aiken wants higher SRS fees

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Nicholaus Kersey, 9, of Hephzibah.

Aviation college hopes expansion will raise school's profile

Abusers do not stop for Valentine's Day
Love is a trap.

Educators fight to halt charter bill
A new charter school bill soon to be up for debate in the South Carolina Senate is infuriating some of the people it's supposed to be helping organizers of charter schools across the Palmetto State.

Across the southeast
INVERNESS, FLA. - The oldest adopted daughter of a Citrus County couple accused of starving and torturing five of their seven children is asking for permission to visit her siblings.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rulings on Evans town center debated

Ports to compete for security money under Bush budget proposal
CHARLESTON, S.C. - President Bush's budget proposal would force the Port of Charleston to compete for security money against public transportation agencies.

Walker keeps influence behind scenes
ATLANTA - The state Capitol is a different place these days for Charles Walker.

The week ahead
Do you think it's a mere coincidence that American Heart Month is the same month that Valentine's Day is in? Wedged in the middle of a month dedicated to giving tips on how to preserve and protect your heart is a day devoted to encouraging you to give it away.

Latest loss may prove costly
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt takes issue with the term "bad loss" when it comes to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Latest loss may prove costly
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt takes issue with the term "bad loss" when it comes to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

I'd love to give you a gift, but ...
It's Valentine's Day. A time for love and hearts. Chocolate and flowers. Romantic cards and those little candy hearts with LUV U stamped on them.

I'd love to give you a gift, but ...
It's Valentine's Day. A time for love and hearts. Chocolate and flowers. Romantic cards and those little candy hearts with LUV U stamped on them.

2005 Academy Awards contest
Fortunately, the Academy Awards come but once a year.

At the Movies: 'Constantine'
You remember it - the one in which Justin glides through a sleek, modern mansion in muted shades of green and gray, exacting revenge on a blonde in a newsboy cap who looks suspiciously like his real-life ex-girlfriend, Britney Spears.

At the Movies: 'Constantine'
You remember it - the one in which Justin glides through a sleek, modern mansion in muted shades of green and gray, exacting revenge on a blonde in a newsboy cap who looks suspiciously like his real-life ex-girlfriend, Britney Spears.

2005 Academy Awards contest
Fortunately, the Academy Awards come but once a year.

'Hitch' tops at box office

2005 Academy Awards contest

At the Movies: 'Constantine'

'Hitch' tops at box office
LOS ANGELES - Will Smith usually brings audiences in at gunpoint. This time, he did it with hugs and kisses.

'Hitch' tops at box office
LOS ANGELES - Will Smith usually brings audiences in at gunpoint. This time, he did it with hugs and kisses.

Few fashion rules are broken at Grammy Awards
White is the new black, at least in the fashion rule book of Alicia Keys, Usher and Kanye West.

John Mellencamp to begin tour in Savannah
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - John Mellencamp's first North American tour in three years will open March 23 in Savannah, Ga.

Few fashion rules are broken at Grammy Awards

Vignettes from the 47th Grammy Awards
LOS ANGELES - She admits she can't carry a tune. But yes, that was former Attorney General Janet Reno rubbing elbows with the rappers and rockers on the Grammys' green carpet.

Vignettes from the 47th Grammy Awards

Few fashion rules are broken at Grammy Awards
White is the new black, at least in the fashion rule book of Alicia Keys, Usher and Kanye West.

Vignettes from the 47th Grammy Awards
LOS ANGELES - She admits she can't carry a tune. But yes, that was former Attorney General Janet Reno rubbing elbows with the rappers and rockers on the Grammys' green carpet.

Hawaiian musical tradition receives first Grammy honor
LOS ANGELES - Hawaiian music got its due at the Grammy Awards Sunday night, garnering the Recording Academy's first honor set aside for musicians keeping the islands' musical traditions alive.

Ray Charles sweeps Grammys

New York Philharmonic wins three Grammys for Sept. 11 tribute recording
NEW YORK - The New York Philharmonic won three Grammy awards on Sunday for a live recording of composer John Adams' tribute to the victims and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack.

New York Philharmonic wins three Grammys for Sept. 11 tribute recording

New York Philharmonic wins three Grammys for Sept. 11 tribute recording
NEW YORK - The New York Philharmonic won three Grammy awards on Sunday for a live recording of composer John Adams' tribute to the victims and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack.

Ray Charles sweeps Grammys
LOS ANGELES - On the night when all of music bands together for one genre-busting party, Ray Charles received a fitting eulogy Sunday as his final album, "Genius Loves Company," won a leading eight Grammys.

Ray Charles sweeps Grammys
LOS ANGELES - On the night when all of music bands together for one genre-busting party, Ray Charles received a fitting eulogy Sunday as his final album, "Genius Loves Company," won a leading eight Grammys.

Earnhardt 39th in first qualifying session
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is off to a slow start in defense of his Daytona 500 title, blaming a poor qualifying effort on engine problems.

Venturini promises to return after injury
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Billy Venturini promised a return to the ARCA Re/Max Series after breaking his neck during a 17-car crash at Daytona International Speedway.

Earnhardt 39th in first qualifying session
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is off to a slow start in defense of his Daytona 500 title, blaming a poor qualifying effort on engine problems.

Pole helps Jarrett to feel better

Pole helps Jarrett to feel better
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Jarrett has heard the talk.

Venturini promises to return after injury

Earnhardt 39th in first qualifying session

Pole helps Jarrett to feel better
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Jarrett has heard the talk.

Venturini promises to return after injury
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Billy Venturini promised a return to the ARCA Re/Max Series after breaking his neck during a 17-car crash at Daytona International Speedway.

Karl Malone announces retirement
SALT LAKE CITY - Karl Malone officially announced his retirement Sunday, saying "you will not see me play again. That is a promise."

Karl Malone announces retirement
SALT LAKE CITY - Karl Malone officially announced his retirement Sunday, saying "you will not see me play again. That is a promise."

Karl Malone announces retirement

Savannah State finishes 0-28
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Oh my. Savannah State went 0-for the season.

Savannah State finishes 0-28
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Oh my. Savannah State went 0-for the season.

No. 3 Duke defeats Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Some of it was stage fright. Much of it can be attributed to Duke's defense.

No. 3 Duke defeats Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Some of it was stage fright. Much of it can be attributed to Duke's defense.

Browns release Jeff Garcia

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Plaintiff of voting case dies at age 76
Longtime Burke County Commissioner Herman Lodge, the lead plaintiff in a historic voting-rights case that led the U.S. Supreme Court in 1982 to strike down at-large voting systems that disenfranchised blacks, died Sunday at age 76.

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Plaintiff of voting case dies at age 76
Longtime Burke County Commissioner Herman Lodge, the lead plaintiff in a historic voting-rights case that led the U.S. Supreme Court in 1982 to strike down at-large voting systems that disenfranchised blacks, died Sunday at age 76.

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ATHENS, Ga. - Paul C. Broun, 88, who spent nearly half his life serving in the Georgia Senate and supporting education, died Monday morning from heart failure and respiratory complications.

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ATHENS, Ga. - Paul C. Broun, 88, who spent nearly half his life serving in the Georgia Senate and supporting education, died Monday morning from heart failure and respiratory complications.

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Plaintiff of voting case dies at age 76

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Andy Roddick wins 16th career title

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USC Aiken split a doubleheader with No. 9 North Florida on Saturday.

Andy Roddick wins 16th career title
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Andy Roddick's game is back on track all right.

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USC Aiken split a doubleheader with No. 9 North Florida on Saturday.

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Lakeside 130-pounder Tim Mitchem won the Class AAAA state championship during the weekend in Rome, Ga.

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Lakeside 130-pounder Tim Mitchem won the Class AAAA state championship during the week¤end in Rome, Ga.

Andy Roddick wins 16th career title
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Andy Roddick's game is back on track all right.

Browns release Jeff Garcia
CLEVELAND - Jeff Garcia didn't even get to celebrate his one-year anniversary with the Cleveland Browns.

Browns release Jeff Garcia
CLEVELAND - Jeff Garcia didn't even get to celebrate his one-year anniversary with the Cleveland Browns.

Pope blesses crowd from studio at St. Peter's
VATICAN CITY - Returning to the world's most storied pulpit for the first time since his hospitalization, Pope John Paul II addressed a sea of worshippers Sunday from his studio in St. Peter's Square and gave with his presence what no cardinal's words could deliver: a strong assurance that he's on the rebound.

Pope blesses crowd from studio at St. Peter's
VATICAN CITY - Returning to the world's most storied pulpit for the first time since his hospitalization, Pope John Paul II addressed a sea of worshippers Sunday from his studio in St. Peter's Square and gave with his presence what no cardinal's words could deliver: a strong assurance that he's on the rebound.

Latest loss may prove costly

Tom Poston 'Committed' to NBC sitcom
LOS ANGELES - Despite his memorably cantankerous stints on the old "Mork & Mindy" and "Newhart" shows, Tom Poston had to audition for the role of a cranky old clown who lives in a closet on NBC's quirky new sitcom "Committed."

Privatization plan for al-Jazeera has journalists worried

TV news gives local politics short shrift
NEW YORK - Despite its windfall from political advertising last fall, local TV news in 11 major markets spent little time covering local politics, a new study has concluded.

Viewers stayed away from Grammy Awards
NEW YORK - From J.Lo to James Brown, Usher to U2, the Grammys had it all this year - except a lot of interested viewers.

Tom Poston 'Committed' to NBC sitcom
LOS ANGELES - Despite his memorably cantankerous stints on the old "Mork & Mindy" and "Newhart" shows, Tom Poston had to audition for the role of a cranky old clown who lives in a closet on NBC's quirky new sitcom "Committed."

TV news gives local politics short shrift
NEW YORK - Despite its windfall from political advertising last fall, local TV news in 11 major markets spent little time covering local politics, a new study has concluded.

Interactive TV poised for a rollout
NEW YORK - I want my IPTV?

Viewers stayed away from Grammy Awards

Viewers stayed away from Grammy Awards
NEW YORK - From J.Lo to James Brown, Usher to U2, the Grammys had it all this year - except a lot of interested viewers.

Tom Poston 'Committed' to NBC sitcom

'Nightline' facing a crossroads
NEW YORK - When George Stephanopoulos filled in as anchor to talk about the Iraqi elections recently, it may have been a peek into the future at "Nightline."

TV news gives local politics short shrift

'Nightline' facing a crossroads

Interactive TV poised for a rollout

'Nightline' facing a crossroads
NEW YORK - When George Stephanopoulos filled in as anchor to talk about the Iraqi elections recently, it may have been a peek into the future at "Nightline."

Privatization plan for al-Jazeera has journalists worried
DOHA, Qatar - The U.S. government may view al-Jazeera as little more than an anti-American mouthpiece, yet the journalists who work at the satellite TV station consider it the only bastion of free press in an authoritarian Middle East. And the prospect of being sold to the highest bidder has many deeply worried.

Interactive TV poised for a rollout
NEW YORK - I want my IPTV?

Privatization plan for al-Jazeera has journalists worried
DOHA, Qatar - The U.S. government may view al-Jazeera as little more than an anti-American mouthpiece, yet the journalists who work at the satellite TV station consider it the only bastion of free press in an authoritarian Middle East. And the prospect of being sold to the highest bidder has many deeply worried.

Four state pageants dropped by Miss America

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Lawyers in Michael Jackson case seek fairness

Witnesses prosecution key in Robert Blake case

People in the News

Lady Dogs down Clemson
DULUTH, Ga. - In 26 years as the women's basketball coach at Georgia, Andy Landers has won 20 games 21 times.

Lady Dogs down Clemson
DULUTH, Ga. - In 26 years as the women's basketball coach at Georgia, Andy Landers has won 20 games 21 times.

Kentucky 'remorseful,' Georgia 'proud' of result
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky hasn't felt this bad about a win in quite a while, and Georgia probably hasn't felt so positive about a loss.

Kentucky 'remorseful,' Georgia 'proud' of result

Lady Dogs down Clemson

Kentucky 'remorseful,' Georgia 'proud' of result
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky hasn't felt this bad about a win in quite a while, and Georgia probably hasn't felt so positive about a loss.

Baseball: South Carolina routs Longwood
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steven Tolleson and Cory Vanderhook had three hits apiece to lead South Carolina to a 13-3 win over Longwood on Sunday.

Baseball: South Carolina routs Longwood
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steven Tolleson and Cory Vanderhook had three hits apiece to lead South Carolina to a 13-3 win over Longwood on Sunday.

LSU romps Lady Gamecocks

Gamecocks face must-win against Kentucky
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina desperately needs a win against No. 3 Kentucky on Tuesday night if the Gamecocks have any hope of an at-large NCAA tournament bid.

LSU romps Lady Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. - LSU coach Pokey Chatman didn't yell in the locker room when her top-ranked Lady Tigers led the worst team in the Southeastern Conference by just seven points at halftime.

Gamecocks face must-win against Kentucky
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina desperately needs a win against No. 3 Kentucky on Tuesday night if the Gamecocks have any hope of an at-large NCAA tournament bid.

Gamecocks face must-win against Kentucky

Baseball: South Carolina routs Longwood

LSU romps Lady Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. - LSU coach Pokey Chatman didn't yell in the locker room when her top-ranked Lady Tigers led the worst team in the Southeastern Conference by just seven points at halftime.

Maturity counts in relationship

My style
THE FACTS: Erika Coleman, 14, a freshman at the Academy of Richmond County

Xtreme question of the week
Q: Would you report a classmate's rule breaking to the principal for money?

My style
THE FACTS: Erika Coleman, 14, a freshman at the Academy of Richmond County

Boy should dump cheating girlfriend
This week's problem: I've dated this girl for two years, and I've been in and out of the relationship because for the whole two years she's been cheating on me. It's this dude that she just can't leave alone.

Boy should dump cheating girlfriend
This week's problem: I've dated this girl for two years, and I've been in and out of the relationship because for the whole two years she's been cheating on me. It's this dude that she just can't leave alone.

Lesser-known blacks have made huge contributions
From the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Marion Anderson, black Americans have made great contributions to our society.

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:

Teens discard coat for hoodie
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Did your mom buy you a warm winter coat this year? Did she actually think it was going to get worn? Yeah, good luck with that.

Teens discard coat for hoodie
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Did your mom buy you a warm winter coat this year? Did she actually think it was going to get worn? Yeah, good luck with that.

SAT test goes in-depth

Lesser-known blacks have made huge contributions
From the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Marion Anderson, black Americans have made great contributions to our society.

Teens discard coat for hoodie

SAT test goes in-depth
March 12 will be the beginning of a new era for the Scholastic Assessment Test.

Boy should dump cheating girlfriend

Maturity counts in relationship
As I listened to a friend in study hall talking about her relationship hardships (she's a sophomore and he's a senior), I saw the troubled look in her eyes. With the end of the school year coming, the reality is starting to sink in that soon her boyfriend will be going off to college.

Lesser-known blacks have made huge contributions

Xtreme question of the week
Q: Would you report a classmate's rule breaking to the principal for money?

Xtreme question of the week

Xtreme Calendar
NOW OUT on DVD and VHS: Taxi, starring Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon. He plays a cop with a suspended driver's license who comes to rely on Queen Latifah's character, a speed-demon taxi driver, to chase bank robbers. Other new releases include Saw, a psychological thriller about two men who find themselves held prisoner by a madman.

My style

Audio Best

Maturity counts in relationship
As I listened to a friend in study hall talking about her relationship hardships (she's a sophomore and he's a senior), I saw the troubled look in her eyes. With the end of the school year coming, the reality is starting to sink in that soon her boyfriend will be going off to college.

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:

SAT test goes in-depth
March 12 will be the beginning of a new era for the Scholastic Assessment Test.

Airport screener fails to spot passenger's butcher knife

After 20 years of silence, woman begins talking

Bus driver urged students to act up for 'Survivor' tape

Police: Man solicited suicides for at least five years

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Pope blesses crowd from studio at St. Peter's