Sen. Clinton attends preview of first ladies' exhibit
NEW YORK - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' grade school report cards and Eleanor Roosevelt's license to pack a pistol are part of an exhibit on the lives of the two iconic first ladies that opened Tuesday at the New-York Historical Society.

Sen. Clinton attends preview of first ladies' exhibit
NEW YORK - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' grade school report cards and Eleanor Roosevelt's license to pack a pistol are part of an exhibit on the lives of the two iconic first ladies that opened Tuesday at the New-York Historical Society.

Sen. Clinton attends preview of first ladies' exhibit

Bonds says he might not play this season
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Coming off knee surgery and caught up in baseball's steroids scandal, Barry Bonds said he may not play at all this season - despite standing on the doorstep of the sport's most hallowed record.

Bonds says he might not play this season

Bonds says he might not play this season
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Coming off knee surgery and caught up in baseball's steroids scandal, Barry Bonds said he may not play at all this season - despite standing on the doorstep of the sport's most hallowed record.

Readers upset after paper prints wrong winning number
NEW YORK - Lucky 13 turned out to be not so lucky in New York.

Odds and Ends
RICHLAND, Wash. - Army Pfc. Douglas Lambe got on a plane in northern Iraq on the day his son was due to be born. As it turned out he arrived with eight hours to spare.

Odds and Ends
RICHLAND, Wash. - Army Pfc. Douglas Lambe got on a plane in northern Iraq on the day his son was due to be born. As it turned out he arrived with eight hours to spare.

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

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

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.

Mets squeak by Braves

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.

Mets squeak by Braves
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Ramon Castro is embracing his new role as the New York Mets' backup catcher.

Smoltz hopes torrid start silences critics

Braves: Hudson gets praise for fastballs
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - He might not have the faux professor look going on, but Tim Hudson's corner-painting, pinpoint-precise fastball is already earning him comparisons to four-time Cy Young winner and former Brave Greg Maddux.

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: Hudson gets praise for fastballs
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - He might not have the faux professor look going on, but Tim Hudson's corner-painting, pinpoint-precise fastball is already earning him comparisons to four-time Cy Young winner and former Brave Greg Maddux.

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.

Mets squeak by Braves
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Ramon Castro is embracing his new role as the New York Mets' backup catcher.

Braves shut out Cardinals

Braves: Hudson gets praise for fastballs

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.

Stocks slide amid inflation worries

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.

Fed delivers seventh quarter-point rate increase

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
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.

Fed delivers seventh quarter-point rate increase
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Tuesday pushed a key interest rate up by a quarter-point to 2.75 percent as it continued its campaign to gradually nudge rates high enough to make sure that a rebounding economy does not trigger unwanted inflation.

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.

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.

Barry Diller's company buying Ask Jeeves

Dealer's move may add jobs
An Augusta business will be relocating to Columbia County's Horizon North Business Center in Grovetown.

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.

Fed delivers seventh quarter-point rate increase
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Tuesday pushed a key interest rate up by a quarter-point to 2.75 percent as it continued its campaign to gradually nudge rates high enough to make sure that a rebounding economy does not trigger unwanted inflation.

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.

Dealer's move may add jobs
An Augusta business will be relocating to Columbia County's Horizon North Business Center in Grovetown.

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.

Crude futures decline sharply
VIENNA, Austria - Traders chalked up a sharp decline in oil prices Tuesday to profit-taking ahead of the U.S. government's next petroleum supply report.

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.

Pfizer plant will keep running - for now
Pfizer's Augusta plant will not close anytime soon. Two months after a self-imposed deadline to sell or close the Lovers Lane pharmaceutical facility, Pfizer officials say a sale is close enough to keep the plant open until the deal is closed.

Relatively cheap South Carolina gas inches toward $2

Crude futures decline sharply
VIENNA, Austria - Traders chalked up a sharp decline in oil prices Tuesday to profit-taking ahead of the U.S. government's next petroleum supply report.

Dealer's move may add jobs

Crude futures decline sharply

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

Purnell, Tigers surpass expectations

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.

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.

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.

CBS affiliates scrambling to show games

Cinderella happy to still be dancing

Senior guard leads Tigers to win

Georgetown topples Titans

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.

Correction

A dream come true?

What you wish for

Few wrong for the future
Give Ronnie Few credit for chutzpah. As soon as Al Gillespie resigned last month as Augusta-Richmond County fire chief, there was talk Few would reapply for the chief's post that he held here from 1997 to mid-2000, until he was hired to be Washington, D.C.'s chief.

Columbine to combustible
For a while - with any luck, a good, long while - Monday's deadly rampage at the Red Lake Indian Reservation will be repeatedly referred to as "the worst U.S. school shooting since Columbine."

Few wrong for the future
Give Ronnie Few credit for chutzpah. As soon as Al Gillespie resigned last month as Augusta-Richmond County fire chief, there was talk Few would reapply for the chief's post that he held here from 1997 to mid-2000, until he was hired to be Washington, D.C.'s chief.

Correction
A March 21 editorial on a proposal to provide high-speed Internet to Richmond County school board trustees should have said that three board members abstained from voting on the plan.

Columbine to combustible

Columbine to combustible
For a while - with any luck, a good, long while - Monday's deadly rampage at the Red Lake Indian Reservation will be repeatedly referred to as "the worst U.S. school shooting since Columbine."

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.

Few wrong for the future

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.

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.

Correction
A March 21 editorial on a proposal to provide high-speed Internet to Richmond County school board trustees should have said that three board members abstained from voting on the plan.

Comedian recounts call from accuser's mother
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A comedian who gave $20,000 to the family of the boy now accusing Michael Jackson of molestation testified Tuesday that she received a tearful phone call from the boy's mother that led her to believe the family was being held against its will.

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.

Comedian recounts call from accuser's mother
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A comedian who gave $20,000 to the family of the boy now accusing Michael Jackson of molestation testified Tuesday that she received a tearful phone call from the boy's mother that led her to believe the family was being held against its will.

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.

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.

Things to do when interest rates rise
Q. Is there anything I can do with my personal finances to blunt the impact - or take advantage - of rising interest rates?

Things to do when interest rates rise

Things to do when interest rates rise
Q. Is there anything I can do with my personal finances to blunt the impact - or take advantage - of rising interest rates?

Pita bread salad is featured in vegetarian cookbook
CONCORD, N.H. - It was about time the folks at Cook's Illustrated magazine produced a vegetarian cookbook.

These pork chops are favorites

Small bites
Maple sugaring is the term for the seasonal process of collecting maple sap and boiling it into Vermont's specialty food product, maple syrup. Maple syrup can then also be made into maple sugar, maple cream and maple candy, and is used in numerous recipes and other specialty products.

Bacon-wrapped tuna steaks in 30 minutes
Good news for the cook pressed for time: The ingredients in this smart preparation of tuna steaks are relatively few, but they work efficiently to deliver multiple benefits.

Pita bread salad is featured in vegetarian cookbook
CONCORD, N.H. - It was about time the folks at Cook's Illustrated magazine produced a vegetarian cookbook.

These pork chops are favorites
BATON ROUGE, La. - Pork chops are probably the least intimidating cut of meat to prepare. Unless overcooked to the point of drying out, pork chops stay tender, juicy and flavorful.

Jump-start the system
Author Mireille Guiliano says Magical Leek Soup has been consumed by French women for generations. Forty-eight hours of the broth, plus all the water you want, provides immediate results to jump-start the "recasting" process in your body.

Low-fat chicken that tases good

Pita bread salad is featured in vegetarian cookbook

Low-fat chicken that tases good
Good taste and good nutrition don't always go hand in hand, but when they do, diners can eat with a special level of delight. This recipe for a substantial main-course dish is an example of well-calculated benefits on both counts.

Small bites

These pork chops are favorites
BATON ROUGE, La. - Pork chops are probably the least intimidating cut of meat to prepare. Unless overcooked to the point of drying out, pork chops stay tender, juicy and flavorful.

Bacon-wrapped tuna steaks in 30 minutes

Bacon-wrapped tuna steaks in 30 minutes
Good news for the cook pressed for time: The ingredients in this smart preparation of tuna steaks are relatively few, but they work efficiently to deliver multiple benefits.

Small bites
Maple sugaring is the term for the seasonal process of collecting maple sap and boiling it into Vermont's specialty food product, maple syrup. Maple syrup can then also be made into maple sugar, maple cream and maple candy, and is used in numerous recipes and other specialty products.

Low-fat chicken that tases good
Good taste and good nutrition don't always go hand in hand, but when they do, diners can eat with a special level of delight. This recipe for a substantial main-course dish is an example of well-calculated benefits on both counts.

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

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.

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

Hewitt praises seniors' efforts

Hewitt proud of seniors' accomplishments

Grand exhibitHall highlights Jones' career

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in golf:

Scott will try to do the impossible this week
The Players Championship has proven to be one of the most difficult titles to defend. In other words, it's never happened.

Hensby explains his early departure
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Mark Hensby had a good reason for not playing the 18th hole last week at Bay Hill after hitting his tee shot out-of-bounds.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in golf:

Grand exhibitHall highlights Jones' career
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam in 1930, at the age of 28.

Golf Newsmaker: John Cook

Golf: New sponsor awaits event
McCORMICK, S.C. - Since Savannah Lakes Village became a regular stop on the National Golf Association/Hooters Tour, Sam Adams knew this moment would come.

Hensby explains his early departure
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Mark Hensby had a good reason for not playing the 18th hole last week at Bay Hill after hitting his tee shot out-of-bounds.

Grand exhibitHall highlights Jones' career
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam in 1930, at the age of 28.

Golf Newsmaker: John Cook
Today's golf newsmaker:

Scott will try to do the impossible this week
The Players Championship has proven to be one of the most difficult titles to defend. In other words, it's never happened.

Golf Newsmaker: John Cook
Today's golf newsmaker:

Scott will try to do the impossible this week

Upcoming events

Hensby explains his early departure

Egg bake is elegant for brunch
Out-of-town Masters guests are the perfect excuse to throw a delicious brunch, but you don't need an excuse when you've got my recipe for Florentine Egg Bake.

Egg bake is elegant for brunch
Out-of-town Masters guests are the perfect excuse to throw a delicious brunch, but you don't need an excuse when you've got my recipe for Florentine Egg Bake.

Egg bake is elegant for brunch

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.

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.

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

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

Human life must be considered sacred

Starving woman has the will to live
Starving animals is wrong. The local pet shop owner who recently was accused of several counts of animal cruelty will be punished by society.Debra Baer, Aiken, S.C.

Terri Schiavo's treatment is unfair
Terri Schindler Schiavo deserves a fair trial. The painfully obvious corruption in this case goes beyond imagination. Kim Foster, Aiken, S.C.

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

Terri Schiavo's treatment is unfair

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

Nation's activist judges are ruinous

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

Letter writer's stance is irrational
There are few things so invigorating as reading the vitriolic pabulum of disaffected Democrats which appear with some frequency on The Augusta Chronicle's editorial page.Keith Shafer, 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

Terri Schiavo's treatment is unfair
Terri Schindler Schiavo deserves a fair trial. The painfully obvious corruption in this case goes beyond imagination. Kim Foster, Aiken, S.C.

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

Congress should quit on Schiavo

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

Savor food, but do it in moderation

Health and fitness calendar

Exercise rules change

Living briefs

Space technology to improve water quality on Earth

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

Millions stepped aside to let sick, elderly get flu shots

Seniors Calendar

Living briefs

Living briefs
Despite an unpleasant title, Fox's new sitcom Life on a Stick, which premieres at 9:30 on WFXG-TV (Channel 54), is a light, breezy show.

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.

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.

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.

Savor food, but do it in moderation
DALLAS - Is your love of food making you fat? Maybe your problem is that you don't love food enough, says best-selling author Mireille Guiliano, whose book French Women Don't Get Fat (Knopf, $22) tells women how to enjoy eating like the French and lose weight at the same time.

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.

Millions stepped aside to let sick, elderly get flu shots
WASHINGTON - Some 16 to 17 million Americans voluntarily gave up their flu shot this past winter, so that the sick, the elderly and health care workers were protected nearly as much as in years past, government officials said Tuesday.

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.

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.

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

Living briefs
Despite an unpleasant title, Fox's new sitcom Life on a Stick, which premieres at 9:30 on WFXG-TV (Channel 54), is a light, breezy show.

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.

Millions stepped aside to let sick, elderly get flu shots
WASHINGTON - Some 16 to 17 million Americans voluntarily gave up their flu shot this past winter, so that the sick, the elderly and health care workers were protected nearly as much as in years past, government officials said Tuesday.

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

Savor food, but do it in moderation
DALLAS - Is your love of food making you fat? Maybe your problem is that you don't love food enough, says best-selling author Mireille Guiliano, whose book French Women Don't Get Fat (Knopf, $22) tells women how to enjoy eating like the French and lose weight at the same time.

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

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.

Lynx season is almost on ice
Three consecutive losses have not only dropped the Augusta Lynx almost entirely out of the ECHL's playoff hunt, the skid cost them one of their most talented players.

Lynx season is almost on ice

Lynx season is almost on ice
Three consecutive losses have not only dropped the Augusta Lynx almost entirely out of the ECHL's playoff hunt, the skid cost them one of their most talented players.

Leader touts savings account plan

Kid of the Day
Hunter Daniels is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have charged a 13-year-old boy with armed robbery after he threatened another boy with a knife and took $8, officials said Tuesday.

Panel names new elementary school
Columbia County school board members named a new elementary school and made plans for the building of a new high school Tuesday night.

UGA students get fee vote

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.

Two detail events behind arrest
For two Richmond County sheriff's deputies, taking John Evander Couey into custody in downtown Augusta on St. Patrick's Day wasn't a run-of-the mill arrest.

Canal board discusses new exhibits
Primitive camping on Savannah River islands and exhibits to acknowledge the region's American Indian heritage are possible amenities that could emerge during the next series of improvements to the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area.

Two detail events behind arrest

Panel names new elementary school
Columbia County school board members named a new elementary school and made plans for the building of a new high school Tuesday night.

Salaries rank high under bill

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.

Families flocking to island on break
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - The phrase "spring break" usually brings to mind sunburned college students carousing on the beaches.

Senate OKs restrictions on cold medicines

Smoke ban is OK'd by House
ATLANTA - A watered-down version of a proposed public smoking ban won approval Tuesday in the Georgia House after hours of tense debate pitting private business owners' rights against concerns over the effects of secondhand smoke.

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.

Parents seek limited spots for new pupils
Thirty-two children. Twenty spots. That was the situation at Bel Air Elementary School on Tuesday, where 32 parents registered their children for a chance at a place in the school's Pre-K program.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have charged a 13-year-old boy with armed robbery after he threatened another boy with a knife and took $8, officials said Tuesday.

Girlfriend testifies at man's murder trial
Rutha Ferebee thought she was having troubles in December 2003 - her purse was stolen and her business was failing - but then she saw her face on television as a person police wanted to question about a slaying, she testified Tuesday.

News you can use
The arrest of John Evander Couey, a registered sex offender, in the death of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford has focused attention on where sex offenders might be living.

Two detail events behind arrest
For two Richmond County sheriff's deputies, taking John Evander Couey into custody in downtown Augusta on St. Patrick's Day wasn't a run-of-the mill arrest.

UGA students get fee vote
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia administrators aren't sure how many students will cast a vote today on a proposal that would add a $25-per-semester student fee to build a parking deck and expand the student center, but it is unlikely the referendum will garner more than 7,000 ballots.

Class shops for car-buying strategies
A group of teenagers pacing rows of shiny new Hondas and Volkswagens at the Gerald Jones auto mall in Martinez on Tuesday weren't there to buy a car.

Girlfriend testifies at man's murder trial
Rutha Ferebee thought she was having troubles in December 2003 - her purse was stolen and her business was failing - but then she saw her face on television as a person police wanted to question about a slaying, she testified Tuesday.

News you can use

Parents seek limited spots for new pupils
Thirty-two children. Twenty spots. That was the situation at Bel Air Elementary School on Tuesday, where 32 parents registered their children for a chance at a place in the school's Pre-K program.

News you can use

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.

News you can use
- Local government meetings this week and next week include:

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

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

Parents seek limited spots for new pupils

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.

Isakson to fight for SRS funding

Children found safe after manhunt for alleged kidnapper

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.

Ruling keeps block on landfill
Georgia's Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed an Atlanta developer's appeal of an earlier ruling that upheld the state's denial of permits for a controversial landfill in Taliaferro County.

Salaries rank high under bill
ATLANTA - Several of Augusta's elected officials would make significantly more than their counterparts from other Georgia counties if a bill is approved to raise local salaries over the next two years.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Senate OKs restrictions on cold medicines
ATLANTA - Some popular cold medicines would be moved behind store counters as part of the state's fight against methamphetamine production under a bill passed unanimously Tuesday by the Senate.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Former President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have stepped down as leaders of The Carter Center's board of trustees, calling the move a step toward ensuring the center's continued existence.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Former President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have stepped down as leaders of The Carter Center's board of trustees, calling the move a step toward ensuring the center's continued existence.

Kid of the Day
Hunter Daniels is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area

Ill teen is using trip to spread message
ATHENS, Ga. - Darius Weems is hearing the call of the open road. He wants to see Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. He's got his sights set on Los Angeles and is hoping to appear on MTV.

Bar president stresses need for secure courts

Tenure questions led to bill of $650
Several members of the Augusta-Richmond County Coli-seum Authority are concerned over hundreds of dollars in legal fees charged by former treasurer Bonnie Ruben for contacting the civic center's attorney after she felt her tenure was wrongly ended last month.

Defense seeks FBI interviews

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Group trains people for job

Isakson to fight for SRS funding
NEW ELLENTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., vowed Tuesday to fight to funnel more federal dollars to two local laboratories he deems essential to the future of Savannah River Site.

Sheriff seeks more workers

Salaries rank high under bill
ATLANTA - Several of Augusta's elected officials would make significantly more than their counterparts from other Georgia counties if a bill is approved to raise local salaries over the next two years.

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- Local government meetings this week and next week include:

Senate OKs restrictions on cold medicines
ATLANTA - Some popular cold medicines would be moved behind store counters as part of the state's fight against methamphetamine production under a bill passed unanimously Tuesday by the Senate.

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.

Smoke ban is OK'd by House
ATLANTA - A watered-down version of a proposed public smoking ban won approval Tuesday in the Georgia House after hours of tense debate pitting private business owners' rights against concerns over the effects of secondhand smoke.

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.

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

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.

Few wants fire chief post back

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.

U.S. Rep. Norwood returns to Georgia

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.

Senators pass bill on traffic

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

Study looks at Masters traffic

Tenure questions led to bill of $650

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Across Georgia

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

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.

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.

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

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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.

Ill teen is using trip to spread message

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.

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.

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.

Girlfriend testifies at man's murder trial

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The arrest of John Evander Couey, a registered sex offender, in the death of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford has focused attention on where sex offenders might be living.

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.

Panel names new elementary school

Kid of the Day

Canal board discusses new exhibits

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.

Smoke ban is OK'd by House

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.

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.

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.

Kid of the Day

Ill teen is using trip to spread message
ATHENS, Ga. - Darius Weems is hearing the call of the open road. He wants to see Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. He's got his sights set on Los Angeles and is hoping to appear on MTV.

Isakson to fight for SRS funding
NEW ELLENTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., vowed Tuesday to fight to funnel more federal dollars to two local laboratories he deems essential to the future of Savannah River Site.

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.

Canal board discusses new exhibits
Primitive camping on Savannah River islands and exhibits to acknowledge the region's American Indian heritage are possible amenities that could emerge during the next series of improvements to the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area.

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

Group aims to update venues
In an effort to attract top-notch performers and bring city residents back downtown, the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority is seeking $15 million to $20 million in special purpose local option sales tax money from the Augusta Commission to renovate the aging civic center and Bell Auditorium.

Tenure questions led to bill of $650
Several members of the Augusta-Richmond County Coli-seum Authority are concerned over hundreds of dollars in legal fees charged by former treasurer Bonnie Ruben for contacting the civic center's attorney after she felt her tenure was wrongly ended last month.

UGA students get fee vote
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia administrators aren't sure how many students will cast a vote today on a proposal that would add a $25-per-semester student fee to build a parking deck and expand the student center, but it is unlikely the referendum will garner more than 7,000 ballots.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - No criminal charges will be filed against a port police officer who drew a gun on dockworkers in a dispute over a parking ticket, prosecutor Ralph Hoisington said.

Bad manners giving game a black eye
ORLANDO, Fla. - What's the most alarming issue in golf?

Bad manners giving game a black eye
ORLANDO, Fla. - What's the most alarming issue in golf?

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."

New home-video releases

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."

Some IMAX theaters not screening volcanoes flick
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The IMAX theater in Charleston and several others in the South have passed on showing a science film on volcanoes because of concerns it might offend those with fundamental religious beliefs.

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.

Celebrated cabaret singer Bobby Short dies

Battle of U.S. rock bands dwindles to four
The Beatles were finished. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix were dead. So was the music, if you believed Don McLean - it finally died the day the Rolling Stones brought the devil to Altamont Speedway in California.

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Recorded music sales flat in 2004, industry group says
LONDON - Global sales of recorded music were essentially flat in 2004, with a reduction in audio sales offset by increases in DVD and digital music sales, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry reported Tuesday.

Battle of U.S. rock bands dwindles to four
The Beatles were finished. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix were dead. So was the music, if you believed Don McLean - it finally died the day the Rolling Stones brought the devil to Altamont Speedway in California.

Recorded music sales flat in 2004, industry group says

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.

Battle of U.S. rock bands dwindles to four

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.

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.

Recorded music sales flat in 2004, industry group says
LONDON - Global sales of recorded music were essentially flat in 2004, with a reduction in audio sales offset by increases in DVD and digital music sales, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry reported Tuesday.

Parents appeal Schiavo ruling
ATLANTA - After a federal district judge Tuesday rejected their request that a feeding tube be reinserted in Terri Schiavo's stomach, her parents appealed to the next level of courts.

Parents appeal Schiavo ruling

Parents appeal Schiavo ruling
ATLANTA - After a federal district judge Tuesday rejected their request that a feeding tube be reinserted in Terri Schiavo's stomach, her parents appealed to the next level of courts.

Senior guard leads Tigers to win
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Louisiana State University's Temeka Johnson is making the most of her last chance for a national championship.

Georgetown topples Titans
WASHINGTON - Freshman Jeff Green dominated the paint with 18 points and six blocks, and Georgetown took advantage of an unusual home court advantage to beat short-handed Cal State Fullerton 74-57 on Tuesday night and advance to the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament.

CBS affiliates scrambling to show games
RALEIGH, N.C. - With the shot clock winding down, some of the state's Duke and North Carolina State fans are waiting to find out whether they'll be able to see their favorite team when the schools play NCAA tournament games in the same time slot Friday.

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.

CBS affiliates scrambling to show games
RALEIGH, N.C. - With the shot clock winding down, some of the state's Duke and North Carolina State fans are waiting to find out whether they'll be able to see their favorite team when the schools play NCAA tournament games in the same time slot Friday.

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.

CBS affiliates scrambling to show games
RALEIGH, N.C. - With the shot clock winding down, some of the state's Duke and North Carolina State fans are waiting to find out whether they'll be able to see their favorite team when the schools play NCAA tournament games in the same time slot Friday.

Georgetown topples Titans
WASHINGTON - Freshman Jeff Green dominated the paint with 18 points and six blocks, and Georgetown took advantage of an unusual home court advantage to beat short-handed Cal State Fullerton 74-57 on Tuesday night and advance to the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament.

Senior guard leads Tigers to win
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Louisiana State University's Temeka Johnson is making the most of her last chance for a national championship.

Atlanta signs respected LB

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Mrs. Sandra F. Smith    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Kirk Murphy    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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Mr. Gawain Elliott    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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Mrs. June Stevens (MILLEN, Ga.)

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Mrs. Sandra F. Smith (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Kirk Murphy (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maefield Scruggs (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Baskin Bowers (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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Augusta State and USC Aiken's non-conference matchups were postponed until today because of inclement weather.

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Augusta State and USC Aiken's non-conference matchups were postponed until today because of inclement weather.

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

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.

Faith traditions differ on ethics of Terri Schiavo case
The end-of-life issues raised by the Terri Schiavo case have long been discussed by thinkers in the major religions and at first glance, they seem to agree: Each faith emphasizes preserving life, though there is no mandate for prolonging it at all costs.

Faith traditions differ on ethics of Terri Schiavo case
The end-of-life issues raised by the Terri Schiavo case have long been discussed by thinkers in the major religions and at first glance, they seem to agree: Each faith emphasizes preserving life, though there is no mandate for prolonging it at all costs.

Bad manners giving game a black eye

Steve Carell braves his 'Office' job

Miss America looks to branch out
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The Miss America Organization, which still doesn't have a network lined up to air this year's pageant, is nonetheless going forward with plans to stage a spin-off pageant - this one for teenage girls.

Miss America looks to branch out
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The Miss America Organization, which still doesn't have a network lined up to air this year's pageant, is nonetheless going forward with plans to stage a spin-off pageant - this one for teenage girls.

Steve Carell braves his 'Office' job
LOS ANGELES - "Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard," says Steve Carell of NBC's new mockumentary series "The Office." "If a movie or a TV show or a book makes you laugh until you cry, you just feel better."

Miss America looks to branch out

Steve Carell braves his 'Office' job
LOS ANGELES - "Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard," says Steve Carell of NBC's new mockumentary series "The Office." "If a movie or a TV show or a book makes you laugh until you cry, you just feel better."

Fox's 'House' a budding hit - with help from 'Idol'
NEW YORK - Score one for irascible doctors. Fox's drama "House," starring Hugh Laurie as a doctor with absolutely no bedside manner, hit a series high and was the most popular scripted series in prime time last week, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Fired CBS producer for Bush story is writing her memoirs
NEW YORK - Mary Mapes, the CBS television producer who was fired for her role in the network's discredited report on President Bush's military service, is writing her memoirs.

Selena's legacy is still growing

Comedian recounts call from accuser's mother

People in the News

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

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.

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

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."

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.

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.

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:

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

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.

Classic books can be good reads

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.

Prom goes Hollywood

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.

Girl should stop talking to her ex

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.

It's fun in numbers for prom attendees

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.

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?

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Faith traditions differ on ethics of Terri Schiavo case