Evil hides in plain sight in new Anna Pigeon mystery
Nevada Barr's new mystery, "Hard Truth," is a page-turner in the finest sense, with a villain so evil, he'll make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.

Anne Lamott takes on religion, motherhood and Bush
Anne Lamott opens her new book, "Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith," with a lament about the Bush administration. She is deeply fond of Jesus and faith, and she can quote Scripture like a televangelist. But her politics are clearly not Republican.

Evil hides in plain sight in new Anna Pigeon mystery
Nevada Barr's new mystery, "Hard Truth," is a page-turner in the finest sense, with a villain so evil, he'll make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.

Anne Lamott takes on religion, motherhood and Bush

Evil hides in plain sight in new Anna Pigeon mystery

Helmut Newton exhibit by woman who knew him best

Book explores significance of Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone'

Phyllis Diller recounts a life of travail and triumph

Book explores significance of Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone'
One June day, Bob Dylan walked into a New York studio with a hotshot blues guitar player, a virtually unknown keyboardist and a cadre of other musicians to put form to a seven-page poem he had written.

Phyllis Diller recounts a life of travail and triumph
LOS ANGELES - On a chilly March night in San Francisco 50 years ago, a suburban housewife stood in the spotlight at the avant-garde Purple Onion night club and rapid-fired jokes about managing a household with five children and an indolent husband she called Fang.

Anne Lamott takes on religion, motherhood and Bush
Anne Lamott opens her new book, "Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith," with a lament about the Bush administration. She is deeply fond of Jesus and faith, and she can quote Scripture like a televangelist. But her politics are clearly not Republican.

Helmut Newton exhibit by woman who knew him best
MONACO - Helmut Newton was known to the world as the King of Kink, the 35mm Marquis de Sade and the trailblazing photographer who liked to shock and loved taking pictures of big, strong, naked women in stilettos.

Book explores significance of Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone'
One June day, Bob Dylan walked into a New York studio with a hotshot blues guitar player, a virtually unknown keyboardist and a cadre of other musicians to put form to a seven-page poem he had written.

Phyllis Diller recounts a life of travail and triumph
LOS ANGELES - On a chilly March night in San Francisco 50 years ago, a suburban housewife stood in the spotlight at the avant-garde Purple Onion night club and rapid-fired jokes about managing a household with five children and an indolent husband she called Fang.

Helmut Newton exhibit by woman who knew him best
MONACO - Helmut Newton was known to the world as the King of Kink, the 35mm Marquis de Sade and the trailblazing photographer who liked to shock and loved taking pictures of big, strong, naked women in stilettos.

New novel by U.S. author of British mysteries tests fan limits
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Disgusted. Betrayed. A real slap in the face. Judging from these and similar rants from disgruntled readers of her new novel, mystery writer Elizabeth George has done a very bad thing.

Nationals defeat Marlins in 10 innings
MIAMI - Paul Lo Duca just missed. Jose Guillen got just enough.

Nationals defeat Marlins in 10 innings

Report: Clemente's son admits to using steroids
NEW YORK - Roberto Clemente's oldest son said he unknowingly took steroids from a trainer in Puerto Rico while rehabbing a knee injury in the minor leagues in the 1980s.

Nationals defeat Marlins in 10 innings
MIAMI - Paul Lo Duca just missed. Jose Guillen got just enough.

Overindulgence easier than saying 'no'

Chandley Durand Perry, Jr.
Lakeshia Roney and Chandley Durand Perry are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Chandley Durand, born March 26, 2005 at St, Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Chase Michael Jenkins
Deborah Ann Wilson and Ashley Wayne Jenkins are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Chase Michael, born March 28, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Chase Michael Jenkins

Blain Isam Johnson
Gary and Dana Johnson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Blaine Isam, born March 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Matthew Thomas Lewis

Kristopher Wyatt Osborne
Harry and Kristi Osborne of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kristopher Wyatt, born March 8, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Jordan Christopher Edenfield

Chandley Durand Perry, Jr.

Kristopher Wyatt Osborne
Harry and Kristi Osborne of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kristopher Wyatt, born March 8, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Jordan Christopher Edenfield
G. David and Denise Edenfield of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jordan Christopher, born March 18, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Blain Isam Johnson
Gary and Dana Johnson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Blaine Isam, born March 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ella Graceson Reese
J. David and Denise Reese of Thomson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Graceson, born March 29, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Chandley Durand Perry, Jr.
Lakeshia Roney and Chandley Durand Perry are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Chandley Durand, born March 26, 2005 at St, Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Matthew Thomas Lewis
Rodney and Tammy Lewis of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Thomas, born March 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Jordan Christopher Edenfield
G. David and Denise Edenfield of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jordan Christopher, born March 18, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Ella Graceson Reese

Kristopher Wyatt Osborne

Blain Isam Johnson

Chase Michael Jenkins
Deborah Ann Wilson and Ashley Wayne Jenkins are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Chase Michael, born March 28, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Matthew Thomas Lewis
Rodney and Tammy Lewis of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Thomas, born March 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Ella Graceson Reese
J. David and Denise Reese of Thomson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Graceson, born March 29, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Indiana man wins 'Village Idiot' award
STORY, Ind. - The competition was fierce and foolish, but a man who accidentally sawed through a live wire and topped that by wrecking his truck hours after buying it more than earned the honorary title "Village Idiot."

Indiana man wins 'Village Idiot' award
STORY, Ind. - The competition was fierce and foolish, but a man who accidentally sawed through a live wire and topped that by wrecking his truck hours after buying it more than earned the honorary title "Village Idiot."

School to pay students for crime tips
ROME, Ga. - A local high school is looking for a few good finks.

School to pay students for crime tips
ROME, Ga. - A local high school is looking for a few good finks.

Jordan gives blast from past
ATLANTA -- He clutched the baseball with both hands, as if it was going to squeeze from his grip and roll away.

Jordan gives blast from past
ATLANTA -- He clutched the baseball with both hands, as if it was going to squeeze from his grip and roll away.

Braves bullpen lets its guard down
ATLANTA - The Braves' bullpen returned to Earth with a hard thud Sunday.

Braves bullpen lets its guard down
ATLANTA - The Braves' bullpen returned to Earth with a hard thud Sunday.

Pair of aces prepare to square off today
ATLANTA -- It's a pitching matchup that has everyone talking. Except the pitchers, that is.

Martinez outduels Smoltz
ATLANTA - The action John Smoltz visualized doing as he walked off the mound Sunday was smiling.

Martinez outduels Smoltz

Braves bullpen lets its guard down

Pair of aces prepare to square off today
ATLANTA -- It's a pitching matchup that has everyone talking. Except the pitchers, that is.

Jordan gives blast from past

Pair of aces prepare to square off today

Martinez outduels Smoltz
ATLANTA - The action John Smoltz visualized doing as he walked off the mound Sunday was smiling.

Made in Augusta
There's a lot more to this city than golf. Companies in the metro area produce some of the most recognizable products in the world.

Life without insurance is risk for older people

Best fund portfolio managers have same traits

eBay consignment stores pop up

On the move
- Brendan Fisher has joined Sherman and Hemstreet LLC as a sales associate. Mr. Fisher, a graduate of Augusta State University, is a licensed real estate agent in Georgia specializing in commercial brokerage and leasing services.

Listeria contamination found in sausage

Best fund portfolio managers have same traits
NEW YORK - A quick scan of the mutual fund world shows few portfolio managers have been able to beat the Standard & Poor's index with any sort of consistency.

Uphill battle in store for Morgan Stanley dissidents

Uphill battle in store for Morgan Stanley dissidents
NEW YORK - The eight former executives and shareholders of Morgan Stanley seeking the ouster of Chief Executive Phil Purcell collectively own 11 million shares of the investment firm.

Economics often bundle of contradictions

Best fund portfolio managers have same traits
NEW YORK - A quick scan of the mutual fund world shows few portfolio managers have been able to beat the Standard & Poor's index with any sort of consistency.

Listeria contamination found in sausage
ATLANTA - State agriculture officials are requesting that packages of smoked sausage be pulled from store shelves after food scientists found a potentially harmful bacteria inside a sample.

Get life insurance to aid dependents
Q: Now that I have a family, I'm thinking about the need for life insurance. Do I need more coverage than the amount my insurer provides, and how much is the right amount?

Uphill battle in store for Morgan Stanley dissidents
NEW YORK - The eight former executives and shareholders of Morgan Stanley seeking the ouster of Chief Executive Phil Purcell collectively own 11 million shares of the investment firm.

Razr, design push remake of Motorola's image
CHICAGO - Technology always trumped good looks at Motorola Inc., whose distinguished 77-year resume includes the first car radio, walkie-talkie and cell phone but not a lot of tech beauty prizes.

U.S. newspapers' view lackluster amid sluggish ad rebound
NEW YORK - The nation's largest newspaper companies, hampered by an erratic rebound in advertising, are expected to report mixed results when they begin announcing first-quarter results next week.

Pricey, lengthy effort led to first cell phone

eBay consignment stores pop up
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - Margaret Rogosienski has seen the future for getting rid of old stuff: It's an 1,100 square-foot retail store on a busy stretch of Broadway.

Get life insurance to aid dependents

Economics often bundle of contradictions
WASHINGTON - Buying binges by consumers and companies can power the economy yet catapult the trade deficit.

On the move

Listeria contamination found in sausage
ATLANTA - State agriculture officials are requesting that packages of smoked sausage be pulled from store shelves after food scientists found a potentially harmful bacteria inside a sample.

Get life insurance to aid dependents
Q: Now that I have a family, I'm thinking about the need for life insurance. Do I need more coverage than the amount my insurer provides, and how much is the right amount?

Deep value may be lurking in old economy names
NEW YORK - Cement. Railroads. Trucking. Steel. These aren't sexy businesses, but they have something that adds to their appeal in the current investing climate: pricing power.

Pricey, lengthy effort led to first cell phone
CHICAGO - "The brick" weighed 2 pounds, offered just a half-hour of talk time for every recharging and sold for $3,995.

Average retail gas prices soar
LOS ANGELES - Gas prices soared an average 19 cents in the past three weeks due to lingering high crude oil prices, growing demand and higher refining costs, an industry analyst said Sunday.

Life without insurance is risk for older people
NEW YORK - When Arnaud Durieux needed to get his teeth fixed about six months ago, the freelance Web designer caught a flight from New York to his native France.

Spam accepted as part of online life
NEW YORK - We're not any less annoyed by spam. We're just more accepting of it.

Life without insurance is risk for older people
NEW YORK - When Arnaud Durieux needed to get his teeth fixed about six months ago, the freelance Web designer caught a flight from New York to his native France.

U.S. newspapers' view lackluster amid sluggish ad rebound
NEW YORK - The nation's largest newspaper companies, hampered by an erratic rebound in advertising, are expected to report mixed results when they begin announcing first-quarter results next week.

Pricey, lengthy effort led to first cell phone
CHICAGO - "The brick" weighed 2 pounds, offered just a half-hour of talk time for every recharging and sold for $3,995.

AOL, XM Satellite announce new partnership
NEW YORK - XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and America Online Inc. are planning to add some of the satellite service's programming to AOL's radio offerings in a bid to bring a sample of paid radio to a wider audience, while boosting traffic at AOL's signature site.

On the move
- Brendan Fisher has joined Sherman and Hemstreet LLC as a sales associate. Mr. Fisher, a graduate of Augusta State University, is a licensed real estate agent in Georgia specializing in commercial brokerage and leasing services.

eBay consignment stores pop up
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - Margaret Rogosienski has seen the future for getting rid of old stuff: It's an 1,100 square-foot retail store on a busy stretch of Broadway.

Economics often bundle of contradictions
WASHINGTON - Buying binges by consumers and companies can power the economy yet catapult the trade deficit.

U.S. newspapers' view lackluster amid sluggish ad rebound

South of yesteryear is worth keeping

South of yesteryear is worth keeping
One of last week's ranters asked whether it would be possible for The Chronicle to ignore the antics of the Augusta Commission to keep from reinforcing the stereotype that Southerners are stupid.

South of yesteryear is worth keeping
One of last week's ranters asked whether it would be possible for The Chronicle to ignore the antics of the Augusta Commission to keep from reinforcing the stereotype that Southerners are stupid.

Clemson thumps Duke
CLEMSON, S.C. - Kris Harvey had three hits, driving in three runs and scoring five times, as Clemson beat Duke 16-6 on Sunday to sweep a three-game weekend series.

Clemson thumps Duke
CLEMSON, S.C. - Kris Harvey had three hits, driving in three runs and scoring five times, as Clemson beat Duke 16-6 on Sunday to sweep a three-game weekend series.

Clemson thumps Duke

Getting our lunch eaten
A growing number of our elected leaders appear to be waking up to the fact that a large portion of the sky has, indeed, fallen.

Drip, drip, drip

Getting our lunch eaten
A growing number of our elected leaders appear to be waking up to the fact that a large portion of the sky has, indeed, fallen.

Drip, drip, drip
It's like Chinese water torture on the U.S. economy: a little more regulation here, a little more taxation there and a little more litigation everywhere.

Why wait?
To deter terrorists from coming into our nation, the Bush administration is ordering passports be displayed, starting in 2008, when entering from other countries, including Canada and Mexico, that previously didn't require passports.

Drip, drip, drip
It's like Chinese water torture on the U.S. economy: a little more regulation here, a little more taxation there and a little more litigation everywhere.

Whither moral leadership?
Pope John Paul II's burial was, as one headline put it, history's largest funeral.

Getting our lunch eaten

Katherine Jackson denies leaving courtroom to avoid testimony
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson's mother said Sunday that she left the courtroom during her son's child molestation trial last week to use the rest room - not to avoid hearing graphic testimony.

People in the News
NEW YORK - President Bush, Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and domestic diva Martha Stewart have all made Time Magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people.

Anna Nicole Smith pulls out of seal-killing protest
NEW YORK - Anna Nicole Smith has canceled a trip to Newfoundland to protest the killing of seals because of concerns about safety.

Prosecutors rely on Jackson ex-employees
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson designed his Neverland ranch as a retreat from the prying world. But testimony at his trial shows it became a nest of backstairs intrigues among gossiping employees who are now offering stories to bolster prosecution claims that Jackson molested boys.

Prosecutors rely on Jackson ex-employees
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson designed his Neverland ranch as a retreat from the prying world. But testimony at his trial shows it became a nest of backstairs intrigues among gossiping employees who are now offering stories to bolster prosecution claims that Jackson molested boys.

People in the News
NEW YORK - President Bush, Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and domestic diva Martha Stewart have all made Time Magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people.

Jeff Goldblum shows his dark side in 'The Pillowman'
NEW YORK - Jeff Goldblum still gets a little misty-eyed about the power of Broadway.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Although he has chewed tobacco during tasks and thrown tantrums at teammates, young millionaire Chris Shelton was spared by Donald Trump on the latest episode of NBC's "The Apprentice."

Anna Nicole Smith pulls out of seal-killing protest
NEW YORK - Anna Nicole Smith has canceled a trip to Newfoundland to protest the killing of seals because of concerns about safety.

When do I need life insurance, and how much?
Q. Now that I have a family, I'm thinking about the need for life insurance. Do I need more coverage than the amount my employer provides, and how much is the right amount?

When do I need life insurance, and how much?
Q. Now that I have a family, I'm thinking about the need for life insurance. Do I need more coverage than the amount my employer provides, and how much is the right amount?

When do I need life insurance, and how much?

Fish fixation: Landing the next Sowbelly
Every angler dreams of catching a new world record bass and eclipsing the incredible 22-pound, 4-ounce fish hoisted from a Georgia lake 73 years ago.

Fish fixation: Landing the next Sowbelly
Every angler dreams of catching a new world record bass and eclipsing the incredible 22-pound, 4-ounce fish hoisted from a Georgia lake 73 years ago.

Fish fixation: Landing the next Sowbelly

Georgia Tech romps Winthrop
ATLANTA - Blake Wood pitched seven shutout innings and struck out a career-high 10 batters and Steven Blackwood had five hits to lead Georgia Tech to a 20-3 rout of Winthrop in the rubber game of their three-game series on Sunday.

Georgia Tech romps Winthrop
ATLANTA - Blake Wood pitched seven shutout innings and struck out a career-high 10 batters and Steven Blackwood had five hits to lead Georgia Tech to a 20-3 rout of Winthrop in the rubber game of their three-game series on Sunday.

Georgia Tech romps Winthrop

Knowing answers doesn't make you a teacher

Coach provides lessons for life

Undefeated season nets title for longtime coach

Terry gives it her all in Lady Rebels' title march

New attitude improves Archie's play

Overindulgence easier than saying 'no'
I didn't become a parent until age 41. Because I had time to consider the options, read the literature and take notes at the fatherhood failures of friends, I figured I had it made.

Overindulgence easier than saying 'no'
I didn't become a parent until age 41. Because I had time to consider the options, read the literature and take notes at the fatherhood failures of friends, I figured I had it made.

Autopsy scheduled for body found in Aiken swamp
AIKEN -- An autopsy is scheduled today of the body found this weekend in an Aiken County swamp.

Let the liberal letter writers have their say, because it's their right
While I certainly understand James Cline's frustration with letter writers from the liberal perspective such as Lowell Greenbaum and Paul and Anne Cook, I totally disagree with his call for hindering their right to speak out ("Banish liberal letter writers," April 5).Kevin Burns, Augusta

Rediscover our rich libraries

Terri Schiavo's fate was horrific

Ad stickers are disrespectful
Some time ago, when a professional athlete had given up his career to join the U.S. Army and was killed in Afghanistan, there was a picture on the front page showing a room that had been prepared for those wanting to express their condolences by signing a register. It was decorated with many American flags. Betty Timmerman, North Augusta, S.C.

Rediscover our rich libraries
April 10-16 is National Library Week. I would encourage everyone in Augusta to take a moment during the week to thank our librarians for the wonderful services they provide, and to remind our government officials that libraries provide a vital resource.Peggy Lovelace, Augusta

GOP is a WMD - for justice, God
A recent letter writer called the Bush administration a weapon of mass destruction ("GOP has a new spelling: WMD," April 2). Her party waits for disaster to happen while the GOP works to get things done. Scott Bedgood, Martinez

Ad stickers are disrespectful
Some time ago, when a professional athlete had given up his career to join the U.S. Army and was killed in Afghanistan, there was a picture on the front page showing a room that had been prepared for those wanting to express their condolences by signing a register. It was decorated with many American flags.Betty Timmerman, North Augusta, S.C.

Ad stickers are disrespectful

Terri Schiavo's fate was horrific
Terri Schiavo was a human being, and that entitled her to the right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Who gave anyone the right to decide that her quality of life was not worth this world's time and or effort?Gail Simpkins, Hephzibah

Terri Schiavo's fate was horrific
Terri Schiavo was a human being, and that entitled her to the right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Who gave anyone the right to decide that her quality of life was not worth this world's time and or effort? Gail Simpkins, Hephzibah

Rediscover our rich libraries
April 10-16 is National Library Week. I would encourage everyone in Augusta to take a moment during the week to thank our librarians for the wonderful services they provide, and to remind our government officials that libraries provide a vital resource.Peggy Lovelace, Augusta

Local exhibit was awe-inspiring
I had the pleasure two weeks ago of visiting Augusta and surrounding areas. The city is a wonder, and my children and I enjoyed everything about our vacation - Sacred Heart Cultural Center; Fort Gordon; viewing where the Masters Tournament is being held; and First Friday.Karen Puente, Homewood, Ill.

Dubai's faux ski mountain will offer snow in the desert

Applachian trail: Wilderness, and civilization

Techbits: Cookie-buster buster, Ghost detector and more

NYC subway gets a computerized facelift

Philidelphia provides a trendy music scene

Get fit on the road

Web surf, watch video, read e-books, on your PSP

Participants of fantasy golf enjoy competition

Pre-fab homes with modern design twist grow in popularity

Getting the holdouts to try Branson

Golf car testers work to deliver on safety

Golf car testers work to deliver on safety
Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor heat keeps golf car test trackers from their appointed round and round and rounds.

Fitness trend spurs hotels to accommodate workouts
DALLAS - For Regina Montoya, exercising on the road is a must.

Applachian trail: Wilderness, and civilization
ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, Mass. - It's time to get your bearings. There are miles of woods at your back, and 30 pounds on it - a backpack filled with what you definitely need (food, tent, sleeping bag), and some of what you probably don't (a paperback, that third pair of socks).

Participants of fantasy golf enjoy competition
Todd Hamilton's win at the 2004 British Open might have been a shock to some, but somewhere on a fantasy roster he lived up to his potential - and earned a fantasy-leaguer a few points and bragging rights.

Get fit on the road
"No Shoes? No Problem" program, downloaded for free from Wyndham.com or as a DVD for $18. (Proceeds go to Wyndham's Women on Their Way Foundation.)

NYC subway gets a computerized facelift
NEW YORK - A subway train rattles halfway into Manhattan's Union Square station and shudders to a halt. Over a crackle of static, a voice on the PA system announces congestion ahead and says it will be several minutes before service resumes.

Getting the holdouts to try Branson
BRANSON, Mo. - Tourism officials in Branson are focusing on a new group of potential visitors known as "resisters" - people who shun vacationing here because of perceptions about what it has to offer.

Techbits: Cookie-buster buster, Ghost detector and more
NEW YORK - The company behind those floating ads that dance across Web pages has developed a way to restore the data profiles that many privacy-conscious users try to delete from their computers.

Pre-fab homes with modern design twist grow in popularity
NEW YORK - Christa Walker's new home was designed by an architect, made of environmentally friendly materials, and will arrive at the lot in just a few pieces - straight from the factory that built it.

Web surf, watch video, read e-books, on your PSP
NEW YORK - In the PlayStation Portable, Sony Corp. has produced a magnificent piece of hardware. It's so fine that using it just for games seems a pity.

Pre-fab homes with modern design twist grow in popularity
NEW YORK - Christa Walker's new home was designed by an architect, made of environmentally friendly materials, and will arrive at the lot in just a few pieces - straight from the factory that built it.

NYC subway gets a computerized facelift
NEW YORK - A subway train rattles halfway into Manhattan's Union Square station and shudders to a halt. Over a crackle of static, a voice on the PA system announces congestion ahead and says it will be several minutes before service resumes.

Participants of fantasy golf enjoy competition
Todd Hamilton's win at the 2004 British Open might have been a shock to some, but somewhere on a fantasy roster he lived up to his potential - and earned a fantasy-leaguer a few points and bragging rights.

Techbits: Cookie-buster buster, Ghost detector and more
NEW YORK - The company behind those floating ads that dance across Web pages has developed a way to restore the data profiles that many privacy-conscious users try to delete from their computers.

Couple with home on course don't play game
Michael and Gayle Graybill's West Lake home has changed a bit in the 14 years they've lived there, but it remains a great place to entertain.

Web surf, watch video, read e-books, on your PSP
NEW YORK - In the PlayStation Portable, Sony Corp. has produced a magnificent piece of hardware. It's so fine that using it just for games seems a pity.

Dubai's faux ski mountain will offer snow in the desert
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - When this city's furnace-like summer gets too hot to bear, folks will cool off at a local resort with tumbling snowflakes, skiing and snowboarding on five trails, and, for those who need a break from the cold, mugs of hot chocolate by the fireplace.

Getting the holdouts to try Branson
BRANSON, Mo. - Tourism officials in Branson are focusing on a new group of potential visitors known as "resisters" - people who shun vacationing here because of perceptions about what it has to offer.

Philidelphia provides a trendy music scene
PHILADELPHIA - Visitors to Philadelphia looking for music might think of only two options: the world-class orchestra, or national tours performing in big stadiums.

Dubai's faux ski mountain will offer snow in the desert
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - When this city's furnace-like summer gets too hot to bear, folks will cool off at a local resort with tumbling snowflakes, skiing and snowboarding on five trails, and, for those who need a break from the cold, mugs of hot chocolate by the fireplace.

Get fit on the road
"No Shoes? No Problem" program, downloaded for free from Wyndham.com or as a DVD for $18. (Proceeds go to Wyndham's Women on Their Way Foundation.)

Applachian trail: Wilderness, and civilization
ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, Mass. - It's time to get your bearings. There are miles of woods at your back, and 30 pounds on it - a backpack filled with what you definitely need (food, tent, sleeping bag), and some of what you probably don't (a paperback, that third pair of socks).

Philidelphia provides a trendy music scene
PHILADELPHIA - Visitors to Philadelphia looking for music might think of only two options: the world-class orchestra, or national tours performing in big stadiums.

Golf car testers work to deliver on safety
Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor heat keeps golf car test trackers from their appointed round and round and rounds.

Saal stellar in his final game
Jason Saal didn't get to start the final game of his career as he thought he would, but coach Stan Drulia let his veteran goalie finish the Augusta Lynx's 3-2 season finale loss against the Gwinnett Gladiators.

Spike in deaths, injuries raise port safety questions
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Last year was a record year for the State Ports Authority in terms of shipments moving through South Carolina harbors, but it also was a year marked by an unprecedented number of deaths and serious injuries on the docks.

Highway commissioners' relatives hired at DOT
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Two Transportation Department commissioners say there is nothing improper about their relatives working for the agency.

Aiken County residents want dog law with teeth
AIKEN - As the search continued last week for the owner of three pit bull terriers that viciously attacked an Aiken County woman, so did the groundswell of support for a crackdown on the breed.

Family mourns unsolved killing of 22-year-old

Across the southeast

Across Georgia

Across the southeast
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. - Florida officially recorded 123 fatalities from last year's hurricanes, but the federal government has paid funeral expenses for at least 315 deaths, including those of a man who shot himself and a stroke victim hospitalized more than a week before the last storm hit.

House postmaster Wiley T. Nixon dies at 62
ATLANTA - Wiley T. Nixon, House postmaster who began work as a Capitol doorkeeper in 1969, has died. He was 62.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Kyle Johnson, 6, of Evans.

Kid of the Day

Republicans use a little discipline during session
ATLANTA - A hawk killed and proceeded to eat a squirrel on the Capitol lawn the day after the General Assembly finished the first session of complete Republican control in 135 years.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Ten registered sex offenders live at downtown shelter
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Having 10 registered sex offenders living at the Salvation Army facility in downtown Columbia has some nearby residents concerned.

Safe haven sought for unwed pregnant girls
Even as a child growing up in Augusta, Sander White imagined the difficulties associated with becoming a single, teen mother.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Two Transportation Department commissioners say there is nothing improper about having relatives working for the agency.

Ten registered sex offenders live at downtown shelter

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
McKenzie Leigh Boyd is today's Kid of the Day.

Institute's new leader hopes for bigger role
The new executive director of the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is a preservationist with a passion for art, history and Augusta.

Parents can halt temper tantrums
When a child throws a temper tantrum, it might be hard to remain calm. Shaking, screaming or spanking by the parent could make the child's outburst only worse, though, says area child-care experts.

Police widen search for suspected killer
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Police have issued a nationwide alert for a man they say has killed two people and sexually assaulted a teenager along South Carolina's Grand Strand in less than 24 hours.

Family mourns unsolved killing of 22-year-old
Linda Davis keeps wondering whether her son's killers feel any remorse.

Black workers lag in top salaries
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Black workers are lagging their white peers in the upper echelons of state government where it counts the most: pay and power.

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - The foreman of a jury that acquitted former beauty queen Nicole "Nikki" Redmond of murdering her boyfriend says the panel believed that she was acting in self-defense and that the shooting victim might not have died with quicker medical care.

News you can use
The Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens is holding extended hours during Masters. The hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Monday.

Town wants to carve out history in stone

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Making progress

Across South Carolina

Highway commissioners' relatives hired at DOT

Five questions
The deadline for filing income taxes is Friday. Riley Williams has been a tax preparer for Tax Man Bookkeeping and Tax Service on Wrightsboro Road for two years.

Cuts to budget threaten work

Parents can halt temper tantrums
When a child throws a temper tantrum, it might be hard to remain calm. Shaking, screaming or spanking by the parent could make the child's outburst only worse, though, says area child-care experts.

Across Georgia

Principal gets pupils back on track
Principal Wayne Frazier gets the worst troublemakers in town, but you wouldn't know it.

The week ahead

Institute's new leader hopes for bigger role

Expenditure by lobbyists tops last year

Spike in deaths, injuries raise port safety questions

Rants and Raves
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Safe haven sought for unwed pregnant girls
Even as a child growing up in Augusta, Sander White imagined the difficulties associated with becoming a single, teen mother.

Perdue caters to consumers

State agencies request funding
With some state departments having experienced budget cuts in the past, Columbia County officials have recently been asked to help foot the bill for some expenses at state offices within the county.

Making progress
Aaron Hampton says he doesn't want to be happy at the Augusta Youth Development Campus. He wants to get better, and he wants to get out.

Lawsuits likely to be filed on voter ID, redistricting
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue's signature isn't the only thing that two of the most controversial bills of the legislative session will need to become law in Georgia.

Institute's new leader hopes for bigger role
The new executive director of the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is a preservationist with a passion for art, history and Augusta.

School project awaits ruling

School project awaits ruling
A court decision today could determine whether children attending Evans Middle School will get to fill the halls of a new facility on Hereford Farm Road before the start of the 2006-07 school year.

Police widen search for suspected killer

Aiken County residents want dog law with teeth
AIKEN - As the search continued last week for the owner of three pit bull terriers that viciously attacked an Aiken County woman, so did the groundswell of support for a crackdown on the breed.

Police widen search for suspected killer
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Police have issued a nationwide alert for a man they say has killed two people and sexually assaulted a teenager along South Carolina's Grand Strand in less than 24 hours.

Gas drive-offs increase
When a gas station speaker blares, "Hello on pump three," it's not just a clerk trying to be friendly, officials say.

Highway commissioners' relatives hired at DOT
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Two Transportation Department commissioners say there is nothing improper about their relatives working for the agency.

Expenditure by lobbyists tops last year
ATLANTA - Lobbyists spent about three-quarters of a million dollars courting Georgia lawmakers during the General Assembly session, preliminary reports show.

Town wants to carve out history in stone
ELBERTON, Ga. - Granite is still big business in Elbert County, but the old ways of doing things are dying out.

The week ahead
There's nothing like a good old Southern church revival service.

Across Georgia
ROME - A local high school is looking for a few good finks.

Cuts to budget threaten work
NEW ELLENTON - A steady rain falls though a canopy of pines and oaks as researcher David Scott collects a handful of spadefoot toads from a collection bucket on the edge of Rainbow Bay at Savannah River Site.

Cuts to budget threaten work
NEW ELLENTON - A steady rain falls though a canopy of pines and oaks as researcher David Scott collects a handful of spadefoot toads from a collection bucket on the edge of Rainbow Bay at Savannah River Site.

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The week ahead
There's nothing like a good old Southern church revival service.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Two Transportation Department commissioners say there is nothing improper about having relatives working for the agency.

School project awaits ruling
A court decision today could determine whether children attending Evans Middle School will get to fill the halls of a new facility on Hereford Farm Road before the start of the 2006-07 school year.

Motorcycle accident claims life of soldier
A 34-year-old Fort Gordon soldier was killed Sunday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle on River Watch Parkway, officials said.

Making progress
Aaron Hampton says he doesn't want to be happy at the Augusta Youth Development Campus. He wants to get better, and he wants to get out.

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - A Highway Patrol investigation has cleared a trooper of wrongdoing in a fatal collision that ended a chase of a DUI suspect.

Expenditure by lobbyists tops last year
ATLANTA - Lobbyists spent about three-quarters of a million dollars courting Georgia lawmakers during the General Assembly session, preliminary reports show.

Across the southeast
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. - Florida officially recorded 123 fatalities from last year's hurricanes, but the federal government has paid funeral expenses for at least 315 deaths, including those of a man who shot himself and a stroke victim hospitalized more than a week before the last storm hit.

Ten registered sex offenders live at downtown shelter
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Having 10 registered sex offenders living at the Salvation Army facility in downtown Columbia has some nearby residents concerned.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - The foreman of a jury that acquitted former beauty queen Nicole "Nikki" Redmond of murdering her boyfriend says the panel believed that she was acting in self-defense and that the shooting victim might not have died with quicker medical care.

Spike in deaths, injuries raise port safety questions
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Last year was a record year for the State Ports Authority in terms of shipments moving through South Carolina harbors, but it also was a year marked by an unprecedented number of deaths and serious injuries on the docks.

Across the area
A worker at a Washington Road area motel told sheriff's deputies that a man robbed him using a drill bit, a police report states.

Perdue caters to consumers
ATLANTA - Though it might not affect the way he votes, Charles Leggett says Georgia's new anti-spam legislation, supported by Gov. Sonny Perdue, should make his life a little bit easier.

Across Georgia
ROME - A local high school is looking for a few good finks.

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - A Highway Patrol investigation has cleared a trooper of wrongdoing in a fatal collision that ended a chase of a DUI suspect.

Across the area
A 40-year-old inmate escaped from the Augusta Diversion Center and remained gone for several hours Saturday night before returning Sunday morning, according to officials.

Across the area
A worker at a Washington Road area motel told sheriff's deputies that a man robbed him using a drill bit, a police report states.

Town wants to carve out history in stone
ELBERTON, Ga. - Granite is still big business in Elbert County, but the old ways of doing things are dying out.

Kid of the Day
McKenzie Leigh Boyd is today's Kid of the Day.

News you can use
The Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens is holding extended hours during Masters. The hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Monday.

Republicans use a little discipline during session

Republicans use a little discipline during session
ATLANTA - A hawk killed and proceeded to eat a squirrel on the Capitol lawn the day after the General Assembly finished the first session of complete Republican control in 135 years.

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Police say man left baby in car
Richmond County sheriff's deputies said they arrested a Jackson man after they found that he had left his 2-month-old daughter alone in his car in downtown Augusta while he was playing pool early Saturday morning.

Aiken County residents want dog law with teeth

Perdue caters to consumers
ATLANTA - Though it might not affect the way he votes, Charles Leggett says Georgia's new anti-spam legislation, supported by Gov. Sonny Perdue, should make his life a little bit easier.

Man charged in death of club employee
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - A Myrtle Beach man kicked out of a nightclub returned and shot to death the employee who threw him out, according to police.

Family mourns unsolved killing of 22-year-old
Linda Davis keeps wondering whether her son's killers feel any remorse.

Parents can halt temper tantrums

Where we live
Tim Larson is the kind of person who could make the average overachiever feel a little lazy.

State agencies request funding

State agencies request funding
With some state departments having experienced budget cuts in the past, Columbia County officials have recently been asked to help foot the bill for some expenses at state offices within the county.

Safe haven sought for unwed pregnant girls

Lawsuits likely to be filed on voter ID, redistricting
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue's signature isn't the only thing that two of the most controversial bills of the legislative session will need to become law in Georgia.

Lawsuits likely to be filed on voter ID, redistricting

Knowing answers doesn't make you a teacher
During a recent children's sermon at our church, the minister sat at the front of the sanctuary, surrounded by beautiful little Stepford children, each and every one perfect, beautiful and energetic, dressed in Sunday-best faces of innocence and bliss.

Knowing answers doesn't make you a teacher
During a recent children's sermon at our church, the minister sat at the front of the sanctuary, surrounded by beautiful little Stepford children, each and every one perfect, beautiful and energetic, dressed in Sunday-best faces of innocence and bliss.

Cinemas experiment with valets, cushy seating

Cinemas experiment with valets, cushy seating
MAUMEE, Ohio - Going to the movies no longer has to feel like you're riding in coach or sitting in the bleachers.

Cinemas experiment with valets, cushy seating
MAUMEE, Ohio - Going to the movies no longer has to feel like you're riding in coach or sitting in the bleachers.

Q&A with Lisa Marie Presley
NEW YORK - As she sits in the backseat of an SUV, Lisa Marie Presley - looking particularly goth with her jet black hair, black jumpsuit and black sneaks - prepares for the first question of an interview with a look of dread.

Q&A with Lisa Marie Presley

Q&A with Lisa Marie Presley
NEW YORK - As she sits in the backseat of an SUV, Lisa Marie Presley - looking particularly goth with her jet black hair, black jumpsuit and black sneaks - prepares for the first question of an interview with a look of dread.

Bourdais beats Tracy in Champ Car opener
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Sebastien Bourdais was amazed when he drove past Paul Tracy for the lead with relative ease in Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Jeff Gordon rallies to win at Martinsville

Gordon gears to victory

Petty Enterprises ready for next phase of plan
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- The mantra at Petty Enterprises hasn't changed in the p ast 15 years. The first goal was to have consistent top-20 finishes, then top-15, then top-10.

Gordon gears to victory
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - When it wasn't enough to have a good car and a good race team to win at tiny Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon relied on what he does best Sunday: Drive with attitude.

Petty Enterprises ready for next phase of plan

Jeff Gordon rallies to win at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jeff Gordon said he came to Martinsville Speedway to do his job, and as he climbed from his car into an embrace with Rick Hendrick in Victory Lane, doing it well never felt better.

Gordon gears to victory
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - When it wasn't enough to have a good car and a good race team to win at tiny Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon relied on what he does best Sunday: Drive with attitude.

Bourdais beats Tracy in Champ Car opener

Bourdais beats Tracy in Champ Car opener
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Sebastien Bourdais was amazed when he drove past Paul Tracy for the lead with relative ease in Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Jeff Gordon rallies to win at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jeff Gordon said he came to Martinsville Speedway to do his job, and as he climbed from his car into an embrace with Rick Hendrick in Victory Lane, doing it well never felt better.

Petty Enterprises ready for next phase of plan
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- The mantra at Petty Enterprises hasn't changed in the p ast 15 years. The first goal was to have consistent top-20 finishes, then top-15, then top-10.

Hawks defeat Timberwolves
ATLANTA - Tyronn Lue scored 23 points, including 12 straight in the fourth quarter, and the Atlanta Hawks beat Minnesota 105-98 Saturday night to end a 14-game losing streak and hand the Timberwolves a devastating blow to their dwindling playoff hopes.

Hawks defeat Timberwolves
ATLANTA - Tyronn Lue scored 23 points, including 12 straight in the fourth quarter, and the Atlanta Hawks beat Minnesota 105-98 Saturday night to end a 14-game losing streak and hand the Timberwolves a devastating blow to their dwindling playoff hopes.

Hawks defeat Timberwolves

Arena Football player dies after attempting tackle

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Mr. Anthony Daniels    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Alonzo Council    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Henin-Hardenne to return to Family Circle

Davenport wins Bausch & Lomb title

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Overtime

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Henin-Hardenne to return to Family Circle
Justine Henin-Hardenne, formerly the top-ranked player in the world, hopes she can have the same impact on the court at the Family Circle Cup as she's had off it.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Henin-Hardenne to return to Family Circle
Justine Henin-Hardenne, formerly the top-ranked player in the world, hopes she can have the same impact on the court at the Family Circle Cup as she's had off it.

Davenport wins Bausch & Lomb title
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. - Maybe Lindsay Davenport's clay-court success at Amelia Island will finally carry over to the French Open.

Overtime
In Amelia Island, Fla., Lindsay Davenport won the first set in 19 minutes and routed Nadia Petrova 6-0, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final of the Bausch & Lomb Championships.

Davenport wins Bausch & Lomb title
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. - Maybe Lindsay Davenport's clay-court success at Amelia Island will finally carry over to the French Open.

Overtime
Forrest Griffin achieved his ultimate goal on Saturday night.

Overtime
In Amelia Island, Fla., Lindsay Davenport won the first set in 19 minutes and routed Nadia Petrova 6-0, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final of the Bausch & Lomb Championships.

Overtime
Forrest Griffin achieved his ultimate goal on Saturday night.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Terry gives it her all in Lady Rebels' title march
Above a wall of lockers in t he Hephzibah girls basketball locker room i s a decade-old caricature of a young Rebels player.

Undefeated season nets title for longtime coach
Wendell Lofton stood before the apex of his coaching life in March at Macon and it didn't show. He channeled his energy inward to focus on his upcoming task.

Terry gives it her all in Lady Rebels' title march
Above a wall of lockers in t he Hephzibah girls basketball locker room i s a decade-old caricature of a young Rebels player.

Undefeated season nets title for longtime coach
Wendell Lofton stood before the apex of his coaching life in March at Macon and it didn't show. He channeled his energy inward to focus on his upcoming task.

Coach provides lessons for life
Sometimes basketball provides the perfect chance to teach a life lesson.

Coach provides lessons for life
Sometimes basketball provides the perfect chance to teach a life lesson.

New attitude improves Archie's play
Josey's Dominique Archie stands 5 inches shy of being 7-feet tall. But the growing he did this year did not involve another trip to the mall for new pants and sneakers.

New attitude improves Archie's play
Josey's Dominique Archie stands 5 inches shy of being 7-feet tall. But the growing he did this year did not involve another trip to the mall for new pants and sneakers.

Arena Football player dies after attempting tackle
LOS ANGELES - Former NFL defensive lineman Al Lucas died Sunday from a presumed spinal cord injury sustained while trying to make a tackle for the Los Angeles Avengers during an Arena Football League game, the team said.

Arena Football player dies after attempting tackle
LOS ANGELES - Former NFL defensive lineman Al Lucas died Sunday from a presumed spinal cord injury sustained while trying to make a tackle for the Los Angeles Avengers during an Arena Football League game, the team said.

Pope's poem urges cardinals to draw inspiration from Michelangelo
VATICAN CITY - If the cardinals who gather next week in the Sistine Chapel to elect a successor to Pope John Paul II need inspiration, all they need to do is look at Michelangelo's fresco depicting the Last Judgment, the late pope wrote in a 2002 poem.

Rules of thumb should narrow field of papal prospects
Now the campaign for the next pope begins in earnest.

Next pontiff has big shoes to fill
VATICAN CITY - The next pope won't have it easy.

Rules of thumb should narrow field of papal prospects
Now the campaign for the next pope begins in earnest.

Cardinals begin preparing for conclave
VATICAN CITY - Cardinals began "an intense period of silence and prayer" before their conclave to choose the next pope, saying they will stop speaking publicly to protect the strict secrecy surrounding the centuries-old tradition.

Cardinal Rodriguez is moderate in region of radicals
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Honduran Archbishop Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga is a linguist, scientist and saxophone player - and a widely respected moderate cardinal in a region known for producing radical priests.

Pope's poem urges cardinals to draw inspiration from Michelangelo
VATICAN CITY - If the cardinals who gather next week in the Sistine Chapel to elect a successor to Pope John Paul II need inspiration, all they need to do is look at Michelangelo's fresco depicting the Last Judgment, the late pope wrote in a 2002 poem.

Next pontiff has big shoes to fill
VATICAN CITY - The next pope won't have it easy.

Cardinal Rodriguez is moderate in region of radicals
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Honduran Archbishop Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga is a linguist, scientist and saxophone player - and a widely respected moderate cardinal in a region known for producing radical priests.

'Deep Jungle' explores the dance of nature
LOS ANGELES - Ever see an ornithologist moonwalk?Kimberly Bostwick, curator of birds and mammals at Cornell University's Museum of Vertebrates, glides backward, Michael Jackson style, to illustrate the courting moves of the manakin, a small golden-headed bird.

What happens when a hit TV show falls off the cliff?

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'Deep Jungle' explores the dance of nature

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Come Friday's tax return deadline, you may be suffering financial loss.

What happens when a hit TV show falls off the cliff?
NEW YORK - Two years ago, the people at TLC wouldn't have traded spaces with anybody.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Come Friday's tax return deadline, you may be suffering financial loss.

What happens when a hit TV show falls off the cliff?
NEW YORK - Two years ago, the people at TLC wouldn't have traded spaces with anybody.\r\n

'Deep Jungle' explores the dance of nature
LOS ANGELES - Ever see an ornithologist moonwalk?Kimberly Bostwick, curator of birds and mammals at Cornell University's Museum of Vertebrates, glides backward, Michael Jackson style, to illustrate the courting moves of the manakin, a small golden-headed bird.

'Grey's Anatomy' keeps key ABC Sunday time slot
LOS ANGELES - The new ABC drama "Grey's Anatomy," which has proved a strong Sunday night partner for "Desperate Housewives," will keep its time slot and cut short the season for "Boston Legal."

Anna Nicole Smith pulls out of seal-killing protest

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Florida routs Diamond Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - Florida unleashed a 17-hit attack and Stephen Locke pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings to give the Gators a 10-1 victory over Georgia Sunday in the rubber game of their three-game series.

Florida routs Diamond Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - Florida unleashed a 17-hit attack and Stephen Locke pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings to give the Gators a 10-1 victory over Georgia Sunday in the rubber game of their three-game series.

Florida routs Diamond Dogs

South Carolina tops LSU
BATON ROUGE, La. - Aaron Rawl scattered eight hits and struck out six to lead South Carolina to a 7-5 win over LSU on Sunday.

School to pay students for crime tips

Indiana man wins 'Village Idiot' award

Next pontiff has big shoes to fill

Pope's poem urges cardinals to draw inspiration from Michelangelo

Rules of thumb should narrow field of papal prospects

Cardinal Rodriguez is moderate in region of radicals

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