'Riverdance' celebrates 10 years of pounding feet
NEW YORK - Young women in matching T-shirts laugh and talk in a corner of the Radio City Music Hall studio. One shares her folding chair with a young man decorated in chains, who casually strokes her leg as an older woman hurries by with a clipboard.

Mayne is first American to win Pritzker Prize in 14 years
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Thomas Mayne, the bad boy of architecture for years before reaping international acclaim in his mid-50s, was named Sunday as the winner of the Pritzker Prize, the field's most prestigious honor.

'Riverdance' celebrates 10 years of pounding feet

Mayne is first American to win Pritzker Prize in 14 years
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Thomas Mayne, the bad boy of architecture for years before reaping international acclaim in his mid-50s, was named Sunday as the winner of the Pritzker Prize, the field's most prestigious honor.

'Riverdance' celebrates 10 years of pounding feet
NEW YORK - Young women in matching T-shirts laugh and talk in a corner of the Radio City Music Hall studio. One shares her folding chair with a young man decorated in chains, who casually strokes her leg as an older woman hurries by with a clipboard.

Mayne is first American to win Pritzker Prize in 14 years

Players and owners agree to drop steroid fines
NEW YORK - Baseball players and owners agreed Sunday to drop the possibility of fines for steroid use, leaving suspensions as the only discipline, according to management's top labor lawyer.

Players and owners agree to drop steroid fines
NEW YORK - Baseball players and owners agreed Sunday to drop the possibility of fines for steroid use, leaving suspensions as the only discipline, according to management's top labor lawyer.

Players and owners agree to drop steroid fines

'Satan' said to appear on turtle's shell
MICHIGANTOWN, Ind. - A turtle that was the only survivor of a pet shop fire may have emerged with a hellish memento.

No sign of wayward pet on doggie death row
MIDDLEBORO, Mass. -- Zippy the pit bull is on the run. At least, that's according to animal control officers who must find the dog and its owner, Austin Zipp, after a judge ordered the animal destroyed on Friday after months of legal wrangling, dog-nappings, and other intrigue, The Enterprise of Brockton reported.

5-year-old cuffed, arrested
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A 5-year-old girl was arrested, cuffed and put in back of a police cruiser after an outburst at school where she threw books and boxes, kicked a teacher in the shins, smashed a candy dish, hit an assistant principal in the stomach and drew on the walls.

Odds and Ends
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's Donald Trump is a little kinder.

No sign of wayward pet on doggie death row
MIDDLEBORO, Mass. -- Zippy the pit bull is on the run. At least, that's according to animal control officers who must find the dog and its owner, Austin Zipp, after a judge ordered the animal destroyed on Friday after months of legal wrangling, dog-nappings, and other intrigue, The Enterprise of Brockton reported.

Odds and Ends
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's Donald Trump is a little kinder.

Cardinals edge Braves

Braves shut out Cardinals
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - John Smoltz is answering those who doubted he could return to the starting rotation at the age of 37.

Smoltz hopes torrid start silences critics
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - It didn't take John Smoltz too long - a matter of seconds, really - to search his mind's record and deduce that this is his best spring ever.

Hamstring injury puts Mondesi out
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Braves outfielder Raul Mondesi slightly pulled his right hamstring Sunday and is listed by the club as day-to-day.

Hamstring injury puts Mondesi out

Cardinals edge Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Anthony Reyes pitched four shutout innings and hit a two-run homer to lead a St. Louis Cardinals split squad over the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Sunday.

Smoltz hopes torrid start silences critics
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - It didn't take John Smoltz too long - a matter of seconds, really - to search his mind's record and deduce that this is his best spring ever.

Braves shut out Cardinals

Hamstring injury puts Mondesi out
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Braves outfielder Raul Mondesi slightly pulled his right hamstring Sunday and is listed by the club as day-to-day.

Smoltz hopes torrid start silences critics

Braves shut out Cardinals
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - John Smoltz is answering those who doubted he could return to the starting rotation at the age of 37.

Cardinals edge Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Anthony Reyes pitched four shutout innings and hit a two-run homer to lead a St. Louis Cardinals split squad over the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Sunday.

Relatively cheap South Carolina gas inches toward $2
CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina motorists, who despite recent sharp price increases can still buy some of the cheapest gas in the nation, could find themselves paying an average of $2 a gallon by Easter.

Gas prices hit record highs
LOS ANGELES - Gas prices jumped nearly 13 cents in the past two weeks, reaching record levels as retail prices began to catch up with soaring crude oil prices, an industry analyst said Sunday.

Concern if foreign investors' appetite for the dollar wanes
WASHINGTON - America buys more than it sells and spends more than it earns. So who bankrolls the shortfalls? Foreign investors.

Relatively cheap South Carolina gas inches toward $2

Barry Diller's company buying Ask Jeeves
NEW YORK - Barry Diller's electronic-commerce company IAC/InterActiveCorp is buying Ask Jeeves Inc., the Web-search service, for $1.85 billion, the companies announced Monday.

Concern if foreign investors' appetite for the dollar wanes

Barry Diller's company buying Ask Jeeves

Higher gold prices stir new interest in Western mines

BET founder Johnson may let go of the controls
WASHINGTON - Robert Johnson and Black Entertainment Television are known for one thing: each other. Soon, they could go their separate ways after a profitable 25-year relationship.

Concern if foreign investors' appetite for the dollar wanes
WASHINGTON - America buys more than it sells and spends more than it earns. So who bankrolls the shortfalls? Foreign investors.

Stocks slide amid inflation worries
NEW YORK - Wall Street's chronic inflation fears pushed stocks lower Monday as investors nervously awaited the Federal Reserve's latest take on pricing pressures and interest rates.

Higher gold prices stir new interest in Western mines
BURNT RIVER CANYON, Ore. - As the icy waters of Clark Creek swirl in his gold pan, Ken Anderson expertly reduces the contents, first to small pebbles, then smaller ones, then to a little sand.

Lawn company renamed Scotts Miracle-Gro
MARYSVILLE, Ohio - The Scotts Co. changed its name Monday to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., saying it would show off one of its best-known brands and help make investors and others more familiar with its full range of lawn care and gardening products.

Relatively cheap South Carolina gas inches toward $2
CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina motorists, who despite recent sharp price increases can still buy some of the cheapest gas in the nation, could find themselves paying an average of $2 a gallon by Easter.

Lawn company renamed Scotts Miracle-Gro

Coca-Cola zeros in on no-calories
ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola Co. said Monday that it will launch a no-calorie version of its trademark soft drink called Coca-Cola Zero in the United States in June.

Stocks slide amid inflation worries

Latest round of higher fares didn't take off
DALLAS - Another round of airline fare increases faltered Monday as two carriers backed down, including Continental Airlines Inc., which had started the price increases of $10 per round trip on many U.S. flights to offset rising fuel costs.

Higher gold prices stir new interest in Western mines
BURNT RIVER CANYON, Ore. - As the icy waters of Clark Creek swirl in his gold pan, Ken Anderson expertly reduces the contents, first to small pebbles, then smaller ones, then to a little sand.

Stocks slide amid inflation worries
NEW YORK - Wall Street's chronic inflation fears pushed stocks lower Monday as investors nervously awaited the Federal Reserve's latest take on pricing pressures and interest rates.

Professional can make IRS audit less taxing a process
Q: Help! I'm being audited by the IRS. What should I do?

Barry Diller's company buying Ask Jeeves
NEW YORK - Barry Diller's electronic-commerce company IAC/InterActiveCorp is buying Ask Jeeves Inc., the Web-search service, for $1.85 billion, the companies announced Monday.

Lawn company renamed Scotts Miracle-Gro
MARYSVILLE, Ohio - The Scotts Co. changed its name Monday to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., saying it would show off one of its best-known brands and help make investors and others more familiar with its full range of lawn care and gardening products.

Baseball: Clemson defeats North Carolina

Bowden talks about the upcoming season
AIKEN - The melee grabbed nationwide attention last season. Clemson and South Carolina players displayed their own Civil War at the end of their annual football game.

Baseball: Clemson defeats North Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. - Kris Harvey had two hits and drove in four runs to lead Clemson to a 7-3 win over North Carolina on Sunday.

Bowden talks about the upcoming season

Purnell, Tigers surpass expectations
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Oliver Purnell found out fast not to underestimate his young team. He won't be able to make that mistake again.

Purnell, Tigers surpass expectations

Baseball: Clemson defeats North Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. - Kris Harvey had two hits and drove in four runs to lead Clemson to a 7-3 win over North Carolina on Sunday.

Purnell, Tigers surpass expectations
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Oliver Purnell found out fast not to underestimate his young team. He won't be able to make that mistake again.

Bowden talks about the upcoming season
AIKEN - The melee grabbed nationwide attention last season. Clemson and South Carolina players displayed their own Civil War at the end of their annual football game.

Baseball: Clemson defeats North Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. - Kris Harvey had two hits and drove in four runs to lead Clemson to a 7-3 win over North Carolina on Sunday.

Cinderella happy to still be dancing

Badgers wipe out Bisons' dreams

Backup lifts Villanova to Sweet 16

Tar Heels get easy victory

North Carolina State ousts defending champs

Coffee tips can help cut calories
Think those trips to the coffee shop are sin free? Well, think again. One piece of coffee crumb cake and a Frappuccino with whipped cream at Starbucks (1,180 calories total) adds up to more than a Big Mac, medium fries and a soft drink (1,060 calories). Oh, and if you've heard rumors that caffeine helps you burn calories - if it really made a difference, Americans would be in pretty good shape because we're the world's largest consumers of caffeine, drinking about 300 million cups of coffee a day.

A dream come true?
To appreciate the significance of last week's announcement that work on the second phase of the Palmetto Parkway could get under way later this year - and be completed three years earlier than the most recent estimates - you have to realize this vital transportation project has been a dream on both sides of the Savannah River since the 1950s and began coming together as a practical plan in the 1970s.

What you wish for
She has been disabled for some 15 years - in a "persistent vegetative state," they say. And yet, how ironic: The rest of us can only pray that our lives will be as meaningful as Terri Schiavo's.

A dream come true?
To appreciate the significance of last week's announcement that work on the second phase of the Palmetto Parkway could get under way later this year - and be completed three years earlier than the most recent estimates - you have to realize this vital transportation project has been a dream on both sides of the Savannah River since the 1950s and began coming together as a practical plan in the 1970s.

Speedy freebie is bad idea
The Richmond County Board of Education would be hard put to find a more wasteful extravagance than its approval to have taxpayers buy them high-speed Internet access for their homes.

What you wish for

What you wish for
She has been disabled for some 15 years - in a "persistent vegetative state," they say. And yet, how ironic: The rest of us can only pray that our lives will be as meaningful as Terri Schiavo's.

The budget and pork
In a more perfect world, state lawmakers would spend money only on programs or projects that benefit the whole state, not just local communities. In other words, pork-barrel spending would not be allowed.

The budget and pork

The budget and pork
In a more perfect world, state lawmakers would spend money only on programs or projects that benefit the whole state, not just local communities. In other words, pork-barrel spending would not be allowed.

A dream come true?

Speedy freebie is bad idea
The Richmond County Board of Education would be hard put to find a more wasteful extravagance than its approval to have taxpayers buy them high-speed Internet access for their homes.

Speedy freebie is bad idea

People in the News
NEW YORK - The Rev. Al Sharpton, who is campaigning against violence in rap music, plans to buy stock in record companies that produce hip-hop and then become vocal as a stockholder.

Selena's legacy is still growing
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - On a recent cold and rainy afternoon, Marta Solis and Patricia Mora posed for photos next to a life-sized bronze statue of Selena gazing out at the ocean.

Selena's legacy is still growing
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - On a recent cold and rainy afternoon, Marta Solis and Patricia Mora posed for photos next to a life-sized bronze statue of Selena gazing out at the ocean.

People in the News
NEW YORK - The Rev. Al Sharpton, who is campaigning against violence in rap music, plans to buy stock in record companies that produce hip-hop and then become vocal as a stockholder.

Georgia Tech edges NC State
ATLANTA - Tyler Greene's run-scoring single with one out in the ninth inning capped a three-run rally that gave Georgia Tech an 11-10 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over North Carolina State on Sunday.

Hewitt proud of seniors' accomplishments
ATLANTA - Coach Paul Hewitt will always have fond memories of Georgia Tech's 2004-05 senior class.

Yellow Jackets fold against Cardinals
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For Georgia Tech to return to the Final Four, coach Paul Hewitt said his team would have to beat a talented opponent playing its best basketball somewhere during its NCAA Tournament run.

Hewitt praises seniors' efforts
ATLANTA - The ending seemed inappropriate, if not downright unjust.

Hewitt proud of seniors' accomplishments
ATLANTA - Coach Paul Hewitt will always have fond memories of Georgia Tech's 2004-05 senior class.

Georgia Tech edges NC State
ATLANTA - Tyler Greene's run-scoring single with one out in the ninth inning capped a three-run rally that gave Georgia Tech an 11-10 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over North Carolina State on Sunday.

Yellow Jackets fold against Cardinals
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For Georgia Tech to return to the Final Four, coach Paul Hewitt said his team would have to beat a talented opponent playing its best basketball somewhere during its NCAA Tournament run.

Hewitt praises seniors' efforts
ATLANTA - The ending seemed inappropriate, if not downright unjust.

Hewitt proud of seniors' accomplishments

Hewitt praises seniors' efforts

Georgia Tech edges NC State

Yellow Jackets fold against Cardinals

I am allergic to steroids, so I could never be a star

Sorenstam wins fourth straight in playoff

Perry hangs on to win at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. - Vijay Singh returned to No. 1 in the world Sunday and couldn't care less.

Sorenstam wins fourth straight in playoff
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN, Ariz. - Annika Sorenstam won her fourth straight LPGA Tour start, making up four strokes in the last three holes and then beating Lorena Ochoa on the first hole of a playoff in the Safeway International on Sunday.

Singh is No. 1, but Perry wins

Perry hangs on to win at Bay Hill

Singh is No. 1, but Perry wins
ORLANDO, Fla. - There's a new No. 1 on the PGA Tour. Not that it matters to Vijay Singh, who went to the top spot in the most unsatisfying of ways.

Sorenstam wins fourth straight in playoff
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN, Ariz. - Annika Sorenstam won her fourth straight LPGA Tour start, making up four strokes in the last three holes and then beating Lorena Ochoa on the first hole of a playoff in the Safeway International on Sunday.

Perry hangs on to win at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. - Vijay Singh returned to No. 1 in the world Sunday and couldn't care less.

Singh is No. 1, but Perry wins
ORLANDO, Fla. - There's a new No. 1 on the PGA Tour. Not that it matters to Vijay Singh, who went to the top spot in the most unsatisfying of ways.

Pain knows no expiration date
When I get a headache, I probably do what you do - I reach for a bottle of over-the-counter pills I bought at the grocery, take a couple, then get back to business.

Local business will relocate to Columbia County
An Augusta business will be relocating to Columbia County's Horizon North Business Center in Grovetown.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Augusta area
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Augusta area. The watch in in effect until 8 p.m.

Former fire chief seeks his job again
Former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few applied for his old job to day.

Local business will relocate to Columbia County
An Augusta business will be relocating to Columbia County's Horizon North Business Center in Grovetown.

Former fire chief seeks his job again
Former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few applied for his old job to day.

Theistic evolution is valid

Human life must be considered sacred

Nation's activist judges are ruinous
Sunday nights at 8 on EWTN, the Rev. John Corapi begins his program with, "Truth is not a something; truth is a somebody: Jesus Christ."Paul W. Rosenthal, Martinez

Get your facts straight on North Korea situation

Commissioners must unite

Congress should quit on Schiavo
Since there has not been much discussion about Terri Schiavo, I figured that I'll chime in. This is between Terri - or her doctors stating her prognosis and chances - her husband and God.Lee Benedict, Augusta

Human life must be considered sacred
I could not believe the letter of Cameron Bentley responding to the Rev. Michael Lubinsky's letter on the conception of life ("Pro-choice is not always anti-life," March 16).Linda Parnell, Evans

Human life must be considered sacred
I could not believe the letter of Cameron Bentley responding to the Rev. Michael Lubinsky's letter on the conception of life ("Pro-choice is not always anti-life," March 16).Linda Parnell, Evans

Get your facts straight on North Korea situation
Not surprisingly, The Chronicle gets it wrong again in their recent editorial "Terrorists don't eat carrots" (March 14). Either the editorial staff should brush up on Korean political history, or they need a good fact-checker. Srinivas Venkata, Martinez

Nation's activist judges are ruinous
Sunday nights at 8 on EWTN, the Rev. John Corapi begins his program with, "Truth is not a something; truth is a somebody: Jesus Christ."Paul W. Rosenthal, Martinez

Theistic evolution is valid
This is a reply to the recent comments on evolution and creation. Sean Joiner, Martinez

Congress should quit on Schiavo
Since there has not been much discussion about Terri Schiavo, I figured that I'll chime in. This is between Terri - or her doctors stating her prognosis and chances - her husband and God.Lee Benedict, Augusta

Get your facts straight on North Korea situation
Not surprisingly, The Chronicle gets it wrong again in their recent editorial "Terrorists don't eat carrots" (March 14). Either the editorial staff should brush up on Korean political history, or they need a good fact-checker.Srinivas Venkata, Martinez

Congress should quit on Schiavo

Commissioners must unite
Augusta commissioners are elected by the voters in their district to represent them in matters concerning Richmond County. The commissioners need to understand that they should be working for all of Richmond County as a whole. But they can still be loyal to the people in their district.Butch Calkins, Augusta

Nation's activist judges are ruinous

Theistic evolution is valid
This is a reply to the recent comments on evolution and creation.Sean Joiner, Martinez

Commissioners must unite
Augusta commissioners are elected by the voters in their district to represent them in matters concerning Richmond County. The commissioners need to understand that they should be working for all of Richmond County as a whole. But they can still be loyal to the people in their district. Butch Calkins, Augusta

Exercise rules change

Mobile technology meets literature in Japan

Space technology to improve water quality on Earth

All around the house with digitally recorded TV

Living briefs

The hot-ticket item for younger kids: cell phones

Health and fitness calendar

Report on body mass index puts thin line between fit, fat

Seniors Calendar

Group attempts to unlock corn's genetic code

Living briefs
Now that there's a new SAT, there's also a new way to study for it.

Report on body mass index puts thin line between fit, fat
Obesity is a national obsession and a national crisis. A mirror can show the difference between being fit and being fat, but the scales don't always reflect that.

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.

All around the house with digitally recorded TV
MINNEAPOLIS - Digital video recorders like TiVo long ago freed us from the tyranny of network schedules. The newest DVRs provide liberation from the need to coordinate our viewing with the rest of the household.

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.

Kids and cells phones: what are the health risks ?
SEATTLE - Parents should think twice before giving in to a middle-schooler's demands for a cell phone, some scientists say, because potential long-term health risks remain unclear.

Living briefs
Now that there's a new SAT, there's also a new way to study for it.

Mobile technology meets literature in Japan
TOKYO - Your eyes probably hurt just thinking about it: Tens of thousands of Japanese cell-phone owners are poring over full-length novels on their tiny screens.

Space technology to improve water quality on Earth
WASHINGTON - There are plenty of wells in Iraq, but the dead animals dumped there when Saddam Hussein was in power have contaminated them. There are plenty of streams in southeast Asia, but the recent tsunami polluted them with salt from the ocean.

The hot-ticket item for younger kids: cell phones
CHICAGO - There were two things 11-year-old Patty Wiegner really, really, really wanted for Christmas. One was a furry, playful dog that's now filling her parents' home with the sound of barking. The other gift makes a different kind of noise - it has a ring tone that mimics rapper 50 Cent's hit song "Candy Shop."

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.

Group attempts to unlock corn's genetic code
ST. LOUIS - A trade group overseeing an effot to unlock corn's genetic code says more than 120 researchers have already used a Web database created to speed up development of biotech crops.

Exercise rules change
About six months ago, I began working out for 45 minutes most days of the week.

All around the house with digitally recorded TV
MINNEAPOLIS - Digital video recorders like TiVo long ago freed us from the tyranny of network schedules. The newest DVRs provide liberation from the need to coordinate our viewing with the rest of the household.

Space technology to improve water quality on Earth
WASHINGTON - There are plenty of wells in Iraq, but the dead animals dumped there when Saddam Hussein was in power have contaminated them. There are plenty of streams in southeast Asia, but the recent tsunami polluted them with salt from the ocean.

Mobile technology meets literature in Japan
TOKYO - Your eyes probably hurt just thinking about it: Tens of thousands of Japanese cell-phone owners are poring over full-length novels on their tiny screens.

Report on body mass index puts thin line between fit, fat
Obesity is a national obsession and a national crisis. A mirror can show the difference between being fit and being fat, but the scales don't always reflect that.

The hot-ticket item for younger kids: cell phones
CHICAGO - There were two things 11-year-old Patty Wiegner really, really, really wanted for Christmas. One was a furry, playful dog that's now filling her parents' home with the sound of barking. The other gift makes a different kind of noise - it has a ring tone that mimics rapper 50 Cent's hit song "Candy Shop."

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.

Exercise rules change
About six months ago, I began working out for 45 minutes most days of the week.

Group attempts to unlock corn's genetic code
ST. LOUIS - A trade group overseeing an effot to unlock corn's genetic code says more than 120 researchers have already used a Web database created to speed up development of biotech crops.

Cox Newspapers' first editor in chief dies at 79
ATLANTA - Charles E. Glover, a veteran journalist who was the first editor in chief of media company Cox Enterprises Inc.'s newspaper group, has died. He was 79.

Kid of the Day
John Thomas Brown is today's Kid of the Day.

Former fire chief seeks his job again
Former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few applied for his old job to day.

Senators pass bill on traffic
ATLANTA - A bill that could lead to motorists driving on road shoulders during periods of heavy traffic passed the Senate on Monday, with supporters saying it would ease the pressure on congested roads and opponents warning that it could increase the danger of fatal crashes.

Sheriff seeks more workers
In some ways, a Columbia County budget meeting Monday seemed to resemble recent Senate hearings with baseball players.

Police charge mother in crash
A Blythe mother was charged Monday with vehicular homicide in the death of her 3-year-old daughter in a morning accident.

Monorail company scales back plans
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Futrex Inc. and the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority are asking the federal government for another chance to develop a monorail system.

Senators pass bill on traffic
ATLANTA - A bill that could lead to motorists driving on road shoulders during periods of heavy traffic passed the Senate on Monday, with supporters saying it would ease the pressure on congested roads and opponents warning that it could increase the danger of fatal crashes.

Sheriff seeks more workers

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Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies investigated an early morning robbery outside a Gordon Highway discount store Monday, a police report states.

Daniel Field hopes to land Eagles or Alabama
The chairman of the Daniel Field Commission concedes that the aviation body would never have the bucks to book either Alabama or the Eagles for the Boshears Memorial Fly-In.

Across the area
A Wilkes County man was killed Sunday afternoon when his three-wheel all-terrain vehicle collided with another three-wheeler, police said.

U.S. Rep. Norwood returns to Georgia
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., is back home in his 9th Congressional District for the first time since his lung transplant in October.

Sheriff: Jessica Lunsford was sexually assaulted
HOMOSASSA, Fla. - A convicted sex offender entered Jessica Lunsford's house through an unlocked door, snatched the 9-year-old girl from her bed and later sexually assaulted her, authorities said Sunday.

Japanese students get lesson in care
For Rui Hosose and Chie Kominami, the way University Hospital nurses go about their jobs might have seemed a little different. But the student nurses visiting from Japan also found some things are universal.

Five questions
Carla McFeely is the property manager for Old Government House, built in 1801 as a brick, Federal-style courthouse for Richmond County and converted in 1839 into a stuccoed, Greek-revival-style mansion by Savannah shipping magnate Col. Christopher FitzSimmons. For 75 years, the Telfair Street mansion was the home of Eugene Murphy, a physician who practiced medicine there. The city-owned building is a popular venue for weddings, receptions and other special events.

Sheriff seeks more workers
In some ways, a Columbia County budget meeting Monday seemed to resemble recent Senate hearings with baseball players.

Bar president stresses need for secure courts
If the president of the American Bar Association hoped to slip out of Augusta without facing a few tough questions Monday, he was wrong, he said.

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Rants and Raves
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Leader touts savings account plan
AIKEN - U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett on Monday joined a growing list of leaders who say personalized savings accounts can help stop Social Security from going bankrupt.

Few wants fire chief post back
Former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few applied for his old job Monday. Mr. Few, the city's fire chief from 1997 to mid-2000, when he left to take the fire chief's job in Washington, D.C., said he wants to finish the job he started in Augusta.

Lawyer stands up for the worst cases

Leader touts savings account plan
AIKEN - U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett on Monday joined a growing list of leaders who say personalized savings accounts can help stop Social Security from going bankrupt.

Lake cleanup teaches lessons about pollution

The week ahead
Man, what is up with all this crime? When Martha Stewart was actually told to serve a prison sentence, I knew strange times were coming, but all this? Atlanta, Wisconsin, Florida - all had the kinds of incidents you used to have to go to the movies to see. Now you can see this right at home, and not in some scripted TV show - on the news! Folks have lost their bleeping minds! (Excuse my language; I am a Christian.)

Five questions

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A 33-year-old Blythewood man is wanted in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy just outside of Greenville, authorities said.

Across the area

Group trains people for job
ST. MARYS, Ga. - A new barbecue sold in South Florida may help determine the success of a job training program for mentally disabled adults in southeast Georgia.

Former fire chief seeks his job again

Advocates pleased House budget prioritized education
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The budget as passed by the South Carolina House puts an additional $315 million into education funding - a move hailed by lawmakers and advocates.

Kid of the Day

Unwanted pets still numerous
When the new $2.4 million shelter on Mack Lane opened 14 months ago, cleaner, brighter and five times the size of its predecessor next door, officials at Augusta Animal Services hoped it would attract more visitors and increase the number of animals headed to loving families instead of to the county landfill.

Across the area

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Bar president stresses need for secure courts

Children found safe after manhunt for alleged kidnapper

Defense seeks FBI interviews

Group trains people for job

Sheriff: Jessica Lunsford was sexually assaulted

Few wants fire chief post back
Former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few applied for his old job Monday. Mr. Few, the city's fire chief from 1997 to mid-2000, when he left to take the fire chief's job in Washington, D.C., said he wants to finish the job he started in Augusta.

Kid of the Day

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - Gov. Mark Sanford signed a bill Monday that limits lawsuit awards.

Higher utility bill shines light on greener energy

Study looks at Masters traffic
Instead of scouring for a parking spot along Washington Road, drivers at future Masters Tournaments may be able to ditch their cars at the mall and ride right to Augusta National Golf Club's front gates.

Seafood Alliance pushing local catches

Kid of the Day
John Thomas Brown is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina

Five questions
Carla McFeely is the property manager for Old Government House, built in 1801 as a brick, Federal-style courthouse for Richmond County and converted in 1839 into a stuccoed, Greek-revival-style mansion by Savannah shipping magnate Col. Christopher FitzSimmons. For 75 years, the Telfair Street mansion was the home of Eugene Murphy, a physician who practiced medicine there. The city-owned building is a popular venue for weddings, receptions and other special events.

Advocates pleased House budget prioritized education

Higher utility bill shines light on greener energy
ATLANTA - Erica Frank's idea of home improvement involves a little more than driving down to the local hardware store.

Leader touts savings account plan

Some worry bills will mar environment
ATLANTA - In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, trees were chopped down near Georgia's Altamaha and Flint rivers and floated down the waterways. Along the way, some got stuck in the riverbeds, where they remain to this day.

Few wants fire chief post back

The week ahead
Man, what is up with all this crime? When Martha Stewart was actually told to serve a prison sentence, I knew strange times were coming, but all this? Atlanta, Wisconsin, Florida - all had the kinds of incidents you used to have to go to the movies to see. Now you can see this right at home, and not in some scripted TV show - on the news! Folks have lost their bleeping minds! (Excuse my language; I am a Christian.)

U.S. Rep. Norwood returns to Georgia

Politicians star in own drama
ATLANTA - Legislators exhibit multiple personalities, which is why they belong in an institution - like the House or Senate.

Senators pass bill on traffic

Lake cleanup teaches lessons about pollution
Science teacher Carl Hammond-Beyer held a foot-long muskrat in front of him by its wiry tail.

Study looks at Masters traffic

Across the area
A Wilkes County man was killed Sunday afternoon when his three-wheel all-terrain vehicle collided with another three-wheeler, police said.

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A 33-year-old Blythewood man is wanted in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy just outside of Greenville, authorities said.

News you can use
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Study looks at Masters traffic
Instead of scouring for a parking spot along Washington Road, drivers at future Masters Tournaments may be able to ditch their cars at the mall and ride right to Augusta National Golf Club's front gates.

Children found safe after manhunt for alleged kidnapper
ATLANTA - Two children abducted from their Georgia home early Tuesday by their mother's ex-boyfriend have been found safe in Greensboro, N.C., police said.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The woman who led authorities to the arrest of suspected courthouse shooter Brian Nichols will be presented her reward money Thursday by Gov. Sonny Perdue and officials from other agencies who offered rewards in the case.

Rants and Raves
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Group trains people for job
ST. MARYS, Ga. - A new barbecue sold in South Florida may help determine the success of a job training program for mentally disabled adults in southeast Georgia.

U.S. Rep. Norwood returns to Georgia
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., is back home in his 9th Congressional District for the first time since his lung transplant in October.

Defense seeks FBI interviews
ATLANTA - A trial for former state schools superintendent Linda Schrenko is still months away as attorneys in the case debate legal points and whether the government should turn over more information.

Defense seeks FBI interviews
ATLANTA - A trial for former state schools superintendent Linda Schrenko is still months away as attorneys in the case debate legal points and whether the government should turn over more information.

Bar president stresses need for secure courts
If the president of the American Bar Association hoped to slip out of Augusta without facing a few tough questions Monday, he was wrong, he said.

Unwanted pets still numerous
When the new $2.4 million shelter on Mack Lane opened 14 months ago, cleaner, brighter and five times the size of its predecessor next door, officials at Augusta Animal Services hoped it would attract more visitors and increase the number of animals headed to loving families instead of to the county landfill.

Higher utility bill shines light on greener energy
ATLANTA - Erica Frank's idea of home improvement involves a little more than driving down to the local hardware store.

Cox Newspapers' first editor in chief dies at 79
ATLANTA - Charles E. Glover, a veteran journalist who was the first editor in chief of media company Cox Enterprises Inc.'s newspaper group, has died. He was 79.

Politicians star in own drama
ATLANTA - Legislators exhibit multiple personalities, which is why they belong in an institution - like the House or Senate.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Grier Anthony Brown, 8 months, of Augusta.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Police responded to a report of a fight, but when they arrived at the sports bar, they found two dead men in a parking lot at one of the busiest intersections in Sandy Springs.

Sheriff: Jessica Lunsford was sexually assaulted
HOMOSASSA, Fla. - A convicted sex offender entered Jessica Lunsford's house through an unlocked door, snatched the 9-year-old girl from her bed and later sexually assaulted her, authorities said Sunday.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Grier Anthony Brown, 8 months, of Augusta.

High school students compete in pageant
ATLANTA - Contestants in one Georgia high school beauty pageant are proving that being white, blonde or even thin is not necessary to win.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies investigated an early morning robbery outside a Gordon Highway discount store Monday, a police report states.

Advocates pleased House budget prioritized education
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The budget as passed by the South Carolina House puts an additional $315 million into education funding - a move hailed by lawmakers and advocates.

High school students compete in pageant
ATLANTA - Contestants in one Georgia high school beauty pageant are proving that being white, blonde or even thin is not necessary to win.

Seafood Alliance pushing local catches
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - In an effort to get more restaurants to serve locally caught fish and shrimp, the South Carolina Seafood Alliance is encouraging customers to ask for "South Carolina Originals" when they go out to eat.

Seafood Alliance pushing local catches
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - In an effort to get more restaurants to serve locally caught fish and shrimp, the South Carolina Seafood Alliance is encouraging customers to ask for "South Carolina Originals" when they go out to eat.

Monorail company scales back plans
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Futrex Inc. and the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority are asking the federal government for another chance to develop a monorail system.

Lawyer stands up for the worst cases
William Kenny Stevens was furious with his defense attorney at the end of his third death penalty trial in Richmond County Superior Court.

Rants and Raves
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Hunt hopes for report on disaster
AIKEN - Plans to reconstruct the Graniteville disaster with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to generate a guide for other emergency agencies have fallen through, officials said last week.

Some worry bills will mar environment

Some worry bills will mar environment
ATLANTA - In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, trees were chopped down near Georgia's Altamaha and Flint rivers and floated down the waterways. Along the way, some got stuck in the riverbeds, where they remain to this day.

Senate passes new voter district map
ATLANTA - Thousands of voters in Georgia would get new representatives in Congress under a redistricting map - lauded by Republicans for uniting communities and decried by Democrats as an unnecessary gerrymander - passed by the Senate on Monday.

Lawyer stands up for the worst cases
William Kenny Stevens was furious with his defense attorney at the end of his third death penalty trial in Richmond County Superior Court.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The woman who led authorities to the arrest of suspected courthouse shooter Brian Nichols will be presented her reward money Thursday by Gov. Sonny Perdue and officials from other agencies who offered rewards in the case.

Lake cleanup teaches lessons about pollution
Science teacher Carl Hammond-Beyer held a foot-long muskrat in front of him by its wiry tail.

Monorail company scales back plans

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Politicians star in own drama

Hunt hopes for report on disaster
AIKEN - Plans to reconstruct the Graniteville disaster with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to generate a guide for other emergency agencies have fallen through, officials said last week.

Cox Newspapers' first editor in chief dies at 79

The week ahead

Unwanted pets still numerous

High school students compete in pageant

Hunt hopes for report on disaster

I am allergic to steroids, so I could never be a star
Sports fans, I have singled out yet another reason I am not a world-renowned, wealthy (former) baseball star who keeps his fame and fortune alive by hawking cell phones, beer and underwear in commercials and popping up occasionally in cameo appearances on sitcoms.

I am allergic to steroids, so I could never be a star
Sports fans, I have singled out yet another reason I am not a world-renowned, wealthy (former) baseball star who keeps his fame and fortune alive by hawking cell phones, beer and underwear in commercials and popping up occasionally in cameo appearances on sitcoms.

'The Ring 2' debuts with $36 million
LOS ANGELES - Naomi Watts ran rings around the competition as her horror sequel "The Ring 2" took in $36 million to debut as the top weekend movie.

Elijah Wood goes from hobbit to 'Hooligans'
AUSTIN, Texas - Before he ever threw a punch in "Hooligans," Elijah Wood had to fight just to get the movie made.

New home-video releases
J.M. Barrie just won't grow up in this whimsical glimpse into the inspirations of the playwright's best-known work, "Peter Pan."

Glickman eases into MPAA job
LAS VEGAS - Dan Glickman has one of the toughest acts in Hollywood to follow.

'The Ring 2' debuts with $36 million

Elijah Wood goes from hobbit to 'Hooligans'

New home-video releases
J.M. Barrie just won't grow up in this whimsical glimpse into the inspirations of the playwright's best-known work, "Peter Pan."

Elijah Wood goes from hobbit to 'Hooligans'
AUSTIN, Texas - Before he ever threw a punch in "Hooligans," Elijah Wood had to fight just to get the movie made.

New home-video releases

'The Ring 2' debuts with $36 million
LOS ANGELES - Naomi Watts ran rings around the competition as her horror sequel "The Ring 2" took in $36 million to debut as the top weekend movie.

Glickman eases into MPAA job
LAS VEGAS - Dan Glickman has one of the toughest acts in Hollywood to follow.

Glickman eases into MPAA job

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Five years after the multi-platinum success of "Play" thrust Moby from the underground onto mainstream playlists, the now almost 40-year-old former DJ has grown comfortable enough to straddle influences and return in part on his double-disc "Hotel" to the techno he once said was only in his past.

Celebrated cabaret singer Bobby Short dies
NEW YORK - Cabaret singer Bobby Short, the tuxedoed embodiment of New York style and sophistication and a fixture at his piano in the Carlyle Hotel for more than 35 years, died Monday, a spokeswoman said. He was 80.

Real 'girl power' starts in Seattle, ends in stardom

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Five years after the multi-platinum success of "Play" thrust Moby from the underground onto mainstream playlists, the now almost 40-year-old former DJ has grown comfortable enough to straddle influences and return in part on his double-disc "Hotel" to the techno he once said was only in his past.

Real 'girl power' starts in Seattle, ends in stardom
SAN FRANCISCO - A few murmurs and giggles broke as the audience filtered into a recent show at the venerable Slim's nightclub, where a small red drum kit and low electric keyboard were near the front of the stage. They looked oddly like something children would use.

Celebrated cabaret singer Bobby Short dies

Celebrated cabaret singer Bobby Short dies
NEW YORK - Cabaret singer Bobby Short, the tuxedoed embodiment of New York style and sophistication and a fixture at his piano in the Carlyle Hotel for more than 35 years, died Monday, a spokeswoman said. He was 80.

Real 'girl power' starts in Seattle, ends in stardom
SAN FRANCISCO - A few murmurs and giggles broke as the audience filtered into a recent show at the venerable Slim's nightclub, where a small red drum kit and low electric keyboard were near the front of the stage. They looked oddly like something children would use.

Edwards earns win in photo finish
HAMPTON, Ga. - As Carl Edwards ran behind Jimmie Johnson in the closing laps of Sunday's Golden Corral 500, he suddenly remembered something he read in Jack Hewitt's book, Hewitt's Law.

Edwards earns win in photo finish
HAMPTON, Ga. - As Carl Edwards ran behind Jimmie Johnson in the closing laps of Sunday's Golden Corral 500, he suddenly remembered something he read in Jack Hewitt's book, Hewitt's Law.

Edwards earns win in photo finish

Backup lifts Villanova to Sweet 16
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Basket by basket, rebound by rebound, Villanova's Jason Fraser stirred memories of 20 years ago.

Badgers wipe out Bisons' dreams
OKLAHOMA CITY - Maybe Bucknell could have found a scheme to stop Wisconsin's Mike Wilkinson or Zach Morley. Handling both, however, was too much for the upstart Bison.

North Carolina State ousts defending champs
WORCESTER, Mass. - Julius Hodge looked up and saw Rudy Gay smiling with the game on the line. There was no way Hodge would let the Connecticut freshman stand there smirking as the final seconds ticked away.

Tar Heels get easy victory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sean May and sixth man Marvin Williams bullied North Carolina back to the round of 16, leaving Iowa State's six-man rotation gasping for air along the way.

Backup lifts Villanova to Sweet 16
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Basket by basket, rebound by rebound, Villanova's Jason Fraser stirred memories of 20 years ago.

North Carolina State ousts defending champs
WORCESTER, Mass. - Julius Hodge looked up and saw Rudy Gay smiling with the game on the line. There was no way Hodge would let the Connecticut freshman stand there smirking as the final seconds ticked away.

'Warrior' excels as Cowboys win
OKLAHOMA CITY - Ivan McFarlin swiped the ball, hurtled down the court and crashed to the hardwood - then got up with a smile. He was having the game of his career.

Badgers wipe out Bisons' dreams
OKLAHOMA CITY - Maybe Bucknell could have found a scheme to stop Wisconsin's Mike Wilkinson or Zach Morley. Handling both, however, was too much for the upstart Bison.

Cinderella happy to still be dancing
MILWAUKEE - Before last weekend, Wisconsin-Milwaukee was best known for being the school where the late Israeli prime minister Golda Meir went.

Cinderella happy to still be dancing
MILWAUKEE - Before last weekend, Wisconsin-Milwaukee was best known for being the school where the late Israeli prime minister Golda Meir went.

Tar Heels get easy victory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sean May and sixth man Marvin Williams bullied North Carolina back to the round of 16, leaving Iowa State's six-man rotation gasping for air along the way.

Atlanta signs respected LB

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Overtime

Overtime

Focus on steroids worries experts
CLEVELAND - Health experts warn that the recent focus on major league baseball's drug problems will lead to an increase in high school students who use steroids.

Overtime
In Indian Wells, Calif., top-ranked Roger Federer had every part of his game working Sunday, beating No. 2 Lleyton Hewitt 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 to successfully defend his Pacific Life Open title.

Overtime
In Atlanta, Free agent linebacker Ed Hartwell signed a four-year, $26.25 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons on Monday.

Overtime
In Atlanta, Free agent linebacker Ed Hartwell signed a four-year, $26.25 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons on Monday.

Overtime
In Indian Wells, Calif., top-ranked Roger Federer had every part of his game working Sunday, beating No. 2 Lleyton Hewitt 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 to successfully defend his Pacific Life Open title.

Johnson falls short in PBA championship bid
WYOMING, Mich. - Liz Johnson made bowling history Sunday afternoon, but still was disappointed.

Atlanta signs respected LB
ATLANTA - Ed Hartwell's gain appears to be Chris Draft's loss for the Atlanta Falcons. Hartwell, whom Atlanta coveted since the NFL began its unrestricted free agency season March 2, signed a four-year, $26.25 million contract Monday.

Atlanta signs respected LB
ATLANTA - Ed Hartwell's gain appears to be Chris Draft's loss for the Atlanta Falcons. Hartwell, whom Atlanta coveted since the NFL began its unrestricted free agency season March 2, signed a four-year, $26.25 million contract Monday.

Pope makes brief Palm Sunday appearance
VATICAN CITY - Pressing his hand to his head and pounding a lectern in apparent frustration, Pope John Paul II made a brief but silent appearance at his apartment window after missing his first Palm Sunday Mass in 26 years as pontiff.

Pope makes brief Palm Sunday appearance
VATICAN CITY - Pressing his hand to his head and pounding a lectern in apparent frustration, Pope John Paul II made a brief but silent appearance at his apartment window after missing his first Palm Sunday Mass in 26 years as pontiff.

Thousands re-enact Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem
JERUSALEM - Thousands of Christian pilgrims, the crowd swelled by foreigners taking advantage of a lull in Israeli-Palestinian violence, waved palm fronds Sunday as they marched from the Mount of Olives into the Jerusalem's Old City to re-enact Jesus' triumphant return.

Thousands re-enact Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem
JERUSALEM - Thousands of Christian pilgrims, the crowd swelled by foreigners taking advantage of a lull in Israeli-Palestinian violence, waved palm fronds Sunday as they marched from the Mount of Olives into the Jerusalem's Old City to re-enact Jesus' triumphant return.

'CBS Sunday Morning' thriving

'CBS Sunday Morning' thriving
NEW YORK - The 26-year-old "CBS Sunday Morning," more an oasis of calm than an outpost of cool every weekend, is quietly growing in popularity despite a more crowded news environment.

Actress relates to the adoption issues of TV movie
LOS ANGELES - When Mercedes Ruehl was sent the script of the Lifetime movie "Mom at Sixteen," nobody involved with the production knew how personally connected she would feel to the story.

'CBS Sunday Morning' thriving
NEW YORK - The 26-year-old "CBS Sunday Morning," more an oasis of calm than an outpost of cool every weekend, is quietly growing in popularity despite a more crowded news environment.

Selena's legacy is still growing

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LSU tops Diamond Dogs

Georgia ropes in win over Texas
DALLAS - Georgia led from start to finish against Texas on Monday, but it wasn't until the final second ticked off the clock that the Lady Bulldogs were able to relax.

Georgia ropes in win over Texas
DALLAS - Georgia led from start to finish against Texas on Monday, but it wasn't until the final second ticked off the clock that the Lady Bulldogs were able to relax.

14-year-old ready to become Bulldog
Alina Lee is preparing to take the next step on her golfing journey.

14-year-old ready to become Bulldog

Georgia ropes in win over Texas

LSU tops Diamond Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - LSU jumped on ace reliever Will Startup for four runs in the eighth and ninth innings to post a 6-4 comeback victory over Georgia on Sunday, completing a sweep of their three-game Southeastern Conference series.

LSU tops Diamond Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - LSU jumped on ace reliever Will Startup for four runs in the eighth and ninth innings to post a 6-4 comeback victory over Georgia on Sunday, completing a sweep of their three-game Southeastern Conference series.

14-year-old ready to become Bulldog
Alina Lee is preparing to take the next step on her golfing journey.

South Carolina hopes to keep NIT momentum
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Don't tell Josh Gonner the NIT doesn't count for anything. For Gonner and South Carolina, the NIT means "we've got life. It's always good to have life.... When you've got life, you can do a lot of things."

South Carolina hopes to keep NIT momentum
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Don't tell Josh Gonner the NIT doesn't count for anything. For Gonner and South Carolina, the NIT means "we've got life. It's always good to have life.... When you've got life, you can do a lot of things."

Baseball: Arkansas drops South Carolina

South Carolina hopes to keep NIT momentum

Baseball: Arkansas drops South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Danny Hamblin homered and drove in three runs to lead Arkansas over South Carolina 5-3 in Southeastern Conference action Sunday.

Question of the week

It's fun in numbers for prom attendees
Three might be a crowd, but for some teens a group of four, six or even eight at the prom means more fun.

Girl should stop talking to her ex
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have been dating this guy for five months and two weeks. He is really sweet and loving. He brought me tickets to an Alicia Keys concert. The problem is that I am caught up in this situation where another boy is trying to ruin the relationship with me and my current boyfriend.

It's fun in numbers for prom attendees
Three might be a crowd, but for some teens a group of four, six or even eight at the prom means more fun.

Classic books can be good reads
Few teens are readers. I'm not talking about magazines, or Harlequin romances - not that there is anything wrong with those reading materials - but novels with literary merit.

Prom goes Hollywood
Prom is one of those events that never gets old. It also never goes out of style, said Tara McBratney, a senior fashion editor at CosmoGirl magazine.

Question of the week
Do you revamp your wardrobe for spring?

Classic books can be good reads
Few teens are readers. I'm not talking about magazines, or Harlequin romances - not that there is anything wrong with those reading materials - but novels with literary merit.

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; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Question of the week
Do you revamp your wardrobe for spring?

Prom goes Hollywood
Prom is one of those events that never gets old. It also never goes out of style, said Tara McBratney, a senior fashion editor at CosmoGirl magazine.

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; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Xtreme calendar
today NEW MUSIC includes releases from rockers Queens of the Stone Age, with Lullabies to Paralyze; R&B songstress Tweet, with It's Me Again; contemporary Christian act Lifehouse, with its self-titled third album; and The One, from newcomer Frankie J.

Girl should stop talking to her ex
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have been dating this guy for five months and two weeks. He is really sweet and loving. He brought me tickets to an Alicia Keys concert. The problem is that I am caught up in this situation where another boy is trying to ruin the relationship with me and my current boyfriend.

Prom goes Hollywood

Students in Aiken sling mud, but only while driving trucks
On any given day you can find trucks in our school parking lot covered with mud.

Girl should stop talking to her ex

It's fun in numbers for prom attendees

Audio best

Classic books can be good reads

No sign of wayward pet on doggie death row

Odds and Ends

Pope makes brief Palm Sunday appearance

Thousands re-enact Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem