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.

Death of pope boosts sales for 'Angels and Demons'
NEW YORK - The death of Pope John Paul II has boosted interest in "The Da Vinci Code" novelist Dan Brown, an author who has been attacked by a leading cardinal for offending the Catholic church.

The terror of storytelling in 'The Pillowman'

The terror of storytelling in 'The Pillowman'
NEW YORK - "There are no happy endings in real life," says the put-upon writer in "The Pillowman," Martin McDonagh's nightmarish hallucination of a play expertly realized in a mesmerizing production that opened Sunday at Broadway's Booth Theatre.

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.

Death of pope boosts sales for 'Angels and Demons'
NEW YORK - The death of Pope John Paul II has boosted interest in "The Da Vinci Code" novelist Dan Brown, an author who has been attacked by a leading cardinal for offending the Catholic church.

Phyllis Diller recounts a life of travail and triumph

History of polio traced in new exhibit
WASHINGTON - Devastating outbreaks of "infantile paralysis," the disease that crippled 39-year-old Franklin Roosevelt, panicked many American parents of the mid-1900s until Jonas Salk announced a successful vaccine in 1955. Most victims were small children.

Death of pope boosts sales for 'Angels and Demons'

Choreographer Bill T. Jones wins $50,000 Wexner Prize
NEW YORK - Choreographer Bill T. Jones has been awarded the 12th Wexner Prize, the Wexner Center for the Arts announced Monday.

History of polio traced in new exhibit
WASHINGTON - Devastating outbreaks of "infantile paralysis," the disease that crippled 39-year-old Franklin Roosevelt, panicked many American parents of the mid-1900s until Jonas Salk announced a successful vaccine in 1955. Most victims were small children.

The terror of storytelling in 'The Pillowman'
NEW YORK - "There are no happy endings in real life," says the put-upon writer in "The Pillowman," Martin McDonagh's nightmarish hallucination of a play expertly realized in a mesmerizing production that opened Sunday at Broadway's Booth Theatre.

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.

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

History of polio traced in new exhibit

Marlins defeat Phillies

Cross Creek's Egan adds to his resume
Greenbrier's Ed Williams conveyed the thought of every manager who's seen Cross Creek play baseball this season.

Marlins defeat Phillies
MIAMI - A.J. Burnett pitched an eight-hitter and the Florida Marlins' fickle offense came alive against perennial patsy Randy Wolf to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 Tuesday.

Red Sox hammer Yankees

Red Sox hammer Yankees
BOSTON - Bostonians who never thought they'd live to see the Red Sox win it all witnessed another first in the franchise's recently refurbished lore: The New York Yankees applauding as their rivals collected the spoils of their World Series championship.

Red Sox hammer Yankees
BOSTON - Bostonians who never thought they'd live to see the Red Sox win it all witnessed another first in the franchise's recently refurbished lore: The New York Yankees applauding as their rivals collected the spoils of their World Series championship.

Marlins defeat Phillies
MIAMI - A.J. Burnett pitched an eight-hitter and the Florida Marlins' fickle offense came alive against perennial patsy Randy Wolf to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 Tuesday.

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.

Masters visitors showed surprising faith in newspaper

Candidate blames stolen signs on 'Chappelle Show'
JACKSON, Miss. - City council candidate Rick James says having the same name as the late funk legend is no laughing matter - his campaign signs have been stolen or defaced because of a popular sketch on Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show."

Odds and Ends
TOKYO - Loud music apparently came between two neighbors in Japan - almost continuously for more than two years.

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

Wrecked motorcycle hanging in a tree: art or nuisance?
RALEIGH, N.C. - Harley-Davidson enthusiast Richard Woodworth has an unusual piece of art in his back yard, and it's causing him quite a headache with the city of Raleigh.

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."

Candidate blames stolen signs on 'Chappelle Show'
JACKSON, Miss. - City council candidate Rick James says having the same name as the late funk legend is no laughing matter - his campaign signs have been stolen or defaced because of a popular sketch on Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show."

Bizarre photos
David Rain, the band director at Norwood-Young America High School, balances a bass fiddle on his chin, Sunday, April 10, 2005, in Minneapolis, during auditions for David Letterman's stupid pet tricks and stupid human tricks.

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.

Odds and Ends
TOKYO - Loud music apparently came between two neighbors in Japan - almost continuously for more than two years.

This alarm clock won't sit still
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Before you hit the snooze button a second time on this alarm clock, you'll have to hunt it down.

Bizarre photos
David Rain, the band director at Norwood-Young America High School, balances a bass fiddle on his chin, Sunday, April 10, 2005, in Minneapolis, during auditions for David Letterman's stupid pet tricks and stupid human tricks.

This alarm clock won't sit still
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Before you hit the snooze button a second time on this alarm clock, you'll have to hunt it down.

Braves bullpen lets its guard down

Braves' bats come alive
ATLANTA - A brief, yet important message for those concerned about Atlanta's offense, or lack thereof thus far in the young season:

Braves' bats come alive
ATLANTA - A brief, yet important message for those concerned about Atlanta's offense, or lack thereof thus far in the young season:

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
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.

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

Braves' bats come alive

Crude prices continue fall; output increase possible
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures prices slumped Monday, as OPEC pondered raising its official production level by half a million barrels a day starting next month to help meet an anticipated demand surge in the second half of the year.

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.

Listeria contamination found in sausage

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.

Company: potential theft of online information worse than thought
LONDON - Up to 10 times as many people as originally thought may have had their profiles stolen from a LexisNexis database in the United States, publisher and data broker Reed Elsevier Group PLC said Tuesday.

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.

Filing is as fun as fillings for many
WASHINGTON - How unpleasant is it to fill out federal tax forms? Unpleasant enough that Americans are about evenly divided when asked whether they'd prefer a trip to the dentist.

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

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.

Disney hones Internet strategy with preschool offering

Fed policy-makers debated more aggressive interest hikes
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve policy-makers, concerned about inflation, debated last month whether to signal the possibility that they might move more aggressively to raise interest rates, according to minutes of their March meeting released Tuesday.

Crude prices continue fall; output increase possible

Developer starts to see dream become reality
Henry Forero's love for south Augusta is taking shape.

Taxpayers rush for help as deadline approaches

Plant could bring 100 jobs
AIKEN - An Ohio family announced plans Monday to spend more than $7 million on a metal manufacturing plant in Aiken that could mean up to 100 new jobs.

Company: potential theft of online information worse than thought

Economics often bundle of contradictions

Developer starts to see dream become reality

China urged to end piracy
BEIJING - A U.S. trade official called on China to jail product counterfeiters, warning an audience of Chinese business students Monday that rampant piracy was ruining their economy.

Crude prices fall after forecast of slower demand growth

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.

New projects for area include luxury hotel

Federal budget deficit narrows in March
WASHINGTON - The government ran a deficit of $71.23 billion in March, down significantly from the record amount of red ink recorded in February.

Trade deficit hits all-time high in February
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit, exacerbated by surging imports of oil and textiles, soared to an all-time high of $61.04 billion in February.

Crude prices fall after forecast of slower demand growth
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures fell nearly $2 a barrel Tuesday on the heels of a revised forecast from the International Energy Agency for slowing growth in oil demand this year.

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.

New projects for area include luxury hotel
South Augusta soon might have a luxury hotel. Plans for the Village at Goshen call for a 100- to 200-room hotel overlooking a man-made lake at the 44-acre development.

Fed policy-makers debated more aggressive interest hikes
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve policy-makers, concerned about inflation, debated last month whether to signal the possibility that they might move more aggressively to raise interest rates, according to minutes of their March meeting released Tuesday.

Microsoft to pay Gateway $150 million in settlement
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp., the world's biggest software maker, has agreed to pay Gateway Inc. $150 million over four years to settle a legal dispute and the companies will work together on the marketing and development of Gateway personal computing products.

Crude prices fall after forecast of slower demand growth
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures fell nearly $2 a barrel Tuesday on the heels of a revised forecast from the International Energy Agency for slowing growth in oil demand this year.

Disney hones Internet strategy with preschool offering
LOS ANGELES - The Walt Disney Co. is expanding its broadband offerings for kids, adding activities for preschoolers and planning a second multiplayer online game aimed at teens.

Company: potential theft of online information worse than thought
LONDON - Up to 10 times as many people as originally thought may have had their profiles stolen from a LexisNexis database in the United States, publisher and data broker Reed Elsevier Group PLC said Tuesday.

Taxpayers rush for help as deadline approaches
It's crunch time for taxpayers. The deadline for filing taxes is Friday night, and many people still haven't filled out their returns - creating a bottleneck at several area tax service offices.

Disney hones Internet strategy with preschool offering
LOS ANGELES - The Walt Disney Co. is expanding its broadband offerings for kids, adding activities for preschoolers and planning a second multiplayer online game aimed at teens.

Uphill battle in store for Morgan Stanley dissidents

Crude prices continue fall; output increase possible
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures prices slumped Monday, as OPEC pondered raising its official production level by half a million barrels a day starting next month to help meet an anticipated demand surge in the second half of the year.

eBay consignment stores pop up

Taxpayers rush for help as deadline approaches
It's crunch time for taxpayers. The deadline for filing taxes is Friday night, and many people still haven't filled out their returns - creating a bottleneck at several area tax service offices.

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

New projects for area include luxury hotel
South Augusta soon might have a luxury hotel. Plans for the Village at Goshen call for a 100- to 200-room hotel overlooking a man-made lake at the 44-acre development.

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.

Developer starts to see dream become reality
Henry Forero's love for south Augusta is taking shape.

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.

Plant could bring 100 jobs
AIKEN - An Ohio family announced plans Monday to spend more than $7 million on a metal manufacturing plant in Aiken that could mean up to 100 new jobs.

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

Microsoft to offer sneak peak of new Xbox via MTV
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. will offer video game fans a first peek at the new version of its Xbox game console during a half-hour MTV broadcast, part of a marketing deal.

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.

Trade deficit hits all-time high in February
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit, exacerbated by surging imports of oil and textiles, soared to an all-time high of $61.04 billion in February.

Microsoft to offer sneak peak of new Xbox via MTV
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. will offer video game fans a first peek at the new version of its Xbox game console during a half-hour MTV broadcast, part of a marketing deal.

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

Trade deficit hits all-time high in February

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.

Plant could bring 100 jobs

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.

Fed policy-makers debated more aggressive interest hikes

Microsoft to offer sneak peak of new Xbox via MTV

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 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.

NBA could beckon for Tar Heels stars

Blood test results can motivate
Because research shows that medical reasons are one of the greatest motivators for getting into shape, I thought that seeing the dangers behind your blood test numbers might help you make some healthy changes.

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.

Osama of the Hills
Eric Rudolph's murderous actions were totally senseless. And so is anyone who has the least inkling of sympathy for him.

Toward more justice
Give the new Republican-led General Assembly credit this year for passing historic criminal justice legislation that Georgia's district attorneys have been urging for more than 10 years.

Tiger roars back
The rest of the world may be ravaged by turmoil and confusion, but all is right in the serene world of golf.

Tiger roars back
The rest of the world may be ravaged by turmoil and confusion, but all is right in the serene world of golf.

Osama of the Hills
Eric Rudolph's murderous actions were totally senseless. And so is anyone who has the least inkling of sympathy for him.

The Polarizing Express
They're loaded with tons of steel and cargo. They're traveling at sometimes high speed. They're absolutely incapable of changing directions.

Toward more justice
Give the new Republican-led General Assembly credit this year for passing historic criminal justice legislation that Georgia's district attorneys have been urging for more than 10 years.

Toward more justice

Drip, drip, drip

The Polarizing Express

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.

The Polarizing Express
They're loaded with tons of steel and cargo. They're traveling at sometimes high speed. They're absolutely incapable of changing directions.

Osama of the Hills

Tiger roars back

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.

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.

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 - Foxy Brown says she didn't beat up two nail salon workers over a $20 pedicure - and her toes are worth more than that anyway.

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.

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.

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

Celebs go for 'esoteric' books in annual list
GARDINER, Maine - Celebrities leaned toward specialized, somewhat abstruse subjects - and Huck Finn - as they listed their favorite books for 2005 in the annual "Who Reads What List?"

People in the News
NEW YORK - Foxy Brown says she didn't beat up two nail salon workers over a $20 pedicure - and her toes are worth more than that anyway.

Stepfather of Jackson accuser says the family was offered gifts
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The stepfather of Michael Jackson's accuser testified Tuesday that after the broadcast of a damaging TV documentary about Jackson, an associate of the pop star offered the family a college education and a house.

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.

People in the News
TAMPA, Fla. - Real estate millionaire Chris Shelton, a contestant on NBC's "The Apprentice," was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge.

Stepfather of Jackson accuser says the family was offered gifts
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The stepfather of Michael Jackson's accuser testified Tuesday that after the broadcast of a damaging TV documentary about Jackson, an associate of the pop star offered the family a college education and a house.

Mother who won lawsuit agains Jackson testifies
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The mother of a boy who received millions from Michael Jackson in a lawsuit more than a decade ago told jurors Monday that Jackson pleaded with her to allow her son to sleep with him during visits to his Neverland ranch and on trips to Las Vegas, Florida and Europe.

Mother who won lawsuit agains Jackson testifies
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The mother of a boy who received millions from Michael Jackson in a lawsuit more than a decade ago told jurors Monday that Jackson pleaded with her to allow her son to sleep with him during visits to his Neverland ranch and on trips to Las Vegas, Florida and Europe.

People in the News
TAMPA, Fla. - Real estate millionaire Chris Shelton, a contestant on NBC's "The Apprentice," was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge.

Celebs go for 'esoteric' books in annual list
GARDINER, Maine - Celebrities leaned toward specialized, somewhat abstruse subjects - and Huck Finn - as they listed their favorite books for 2005 in the annual "Who Reads What List?"

Poll: Americans say taxes too complicated
WASHINGTON - Most Americans think federal income taxes are too complicated, but they're not eager to simplify tax preparation by getting rid of some deductions and tax credits, according to an AP-Ipsos poll.

Majority of taxpayers filing electronically for first time

Annuity-insurance pair could help some

Poll: Americans say taxes too complicated
WASHINGTON - Most Americans think federal income taxes are too complicated, but they're not eager to simplify tax preparation by getting rid of some deductions and tax credits, according to an AP-Ipsos poll.

Poll: Americans say taxes too complicated

Annuity-insurance pair could help some
NEW YORK - An investing technique that can safely boost your income while increasing your children or grandchildren's inheritance may sound too good to be true.

Majority of taxpayers filing electronically for first time
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service reports receiving more than 80 million tax returns as of April 1, slightly less than the number sent this time last year.

Annuity-insurance pair could help some
NEW YORK - An investing technique that can safely boost your income while increasing your children or grandchildren's inheritance may sound too good to be true.

Small bites
The Orthodox Union says its 2005 "OU Guide for Kosher for Passover Foods" for Jewish households is available across the country. This edition of Jewish Action magazine comes out annually and lists domestic items that are acceptable for Passover use.

Quick and easy low-fat chicken tenders
This chicken dish offers a fresh, satisfying meal that keeps within a low-fat definition - only about 8 grams of fat per serving - and stir-frying it means it's quick and easy to make.

Food briefs
Getting a cut while preparing food happens all too often, according to research done by Seal-On, a first-aid products company. Here are some knife-safety tips from Dr. Richard O'Brien, emergency medicine specialist:

Easy to make Cod Livornese

Kosher cookbook writer extols joys of entertaining
NEW YORK - Hospitality has always been a part of the Passover tradition, Susie Fishbein reminds us. Jews on their last night in Egypt were told to invite a neighbor to join them if necessary, to make sure they consumed all the meat of the offering they were commanded to eat, she explains in her 2003 cookbook, "Kosher by Design."

Quick and easy low-fat chicken tenders

Small bites

Delicious vegetarian recipes for chili and corn bread

Small bites
The Orthodox Union says its 2005 "OU Guide for Kosher for Passover Foods" for Jewish households is available across the country. This edition of Jewish Action magazine comes out annually and lists domestic items that are acceptable for Passover use.

Get a taste of spring with a lemony bread pudding
Bread pudding is a classic, a favorite comfort food that's rightly welcome through the colder seasons. But as the seasons change, desserts can also try on a new flavor, matching the desire for a sunny change of taste.

Easy to make Cod Livornese
Dinner in less than half an hour does not need to be a hurried job that sacrifices freshness, nutrition and taste. Here's a stylish example of a main dish that serves up plenty of flavor and goodness in just about 30 minutes.

Kosher cookbook writer extols joys of entertaining

Food briefs
Getting a cut while preparing food happens all too often, according to research done by Seal-On, a first-aid products company. Here are some knife-safety tips from Dr. Richard O'Brien, emergency medicine specialist:

Easy to make Cod Livornese
Dinner in less than half an hour does not need to be a hurried job that sacrifices freshness, nutrition and taste. Here's a stylish example of a main dish that serves up plenty of flavor and goodness in just about 30 minutes.

Quick and easy low-fat chicken tenders
This chicken dish offers a fresh, satisfying meal that keeps within a low-fat definition - only about 8 grams of fat per serving - and stir-frying it means it's quick and easy to make.

Potato kugel is easy and creamy, for Passover and beyond
Preparing food for Passover meals can be a major preoccupation, as cooks focus on emptying pantries and refrigerators of certain foods to make their homes kosher for Passover. This directly affects the recipes that can be used, of course.

Kosher cookbook writer extols joys of entertaining
NEW YORK - Hospitality has always been a part of the Passover tradition, Susie Fishbein reminds us. Jews on their last night in Egypt were told to invite a neighbor to join them if necessary, to make sure they consumed all the meat of the offering they were commanded to eat, she explains in her 2003 cookbook, "Kosher by Design."

Food briefs

Delicious vegetarian recipes for chili and corn bread
CONCORD, N.H. - This one is for Gen Y. According to the stereotypes promulgated by the trend watchers, these funky 20-somethings never manage time to cook, yet insist their food be fresh and fast - and preferably ethnic.

Delicious vegetarian recipes for chili and corn bread
CONCORD, N.H. - This one is for Gen Y. According to the stereotypes promulgated by the trend watchers, these funky 20-somethings never manage time to cook, yet insist their food be fresh and fast - and preferably ethnic.

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

A comparison of Woods and Nicklaus in the majors

A comparison of Woods and Nicklaus in the majors
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Perceptions of Tiger Woods can change quickly when he's wearing a green jacket.

Wie to play PGA Tour again

A comparison of Woods and Nicklaus in the majors
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Perceptions of Tiger Woods can change quickly when he's wearing a green jacket.

Raising the bar one more time
Make room for another Tiger Woods entry in the Masters Tournament record book un-der the "age of champions" category.

Wie to play PGA Tour again
Michelle Wie accepted a sponsor's exemption Monday to play in the John Deere Classic, the second time this year the 15-year-old from Hawaii will take her promising game to the PGA Tour.

Wie to play PGA Tour again
Michelle Wie accepted a sponsor's exemption Monday to play in the John Deere Classic, the second time this year the 15-year-old from Hawaii will take her promising game to the PGA Tour.

Raising the bar one more time
Make room for another Tiger Woods entry in the Masters Tournament record book un-der the "age of champions" category.

Raising the bar one more time

NHL and players' association to meet next week
NEW YORK - When NHL labor talks resume, a new plan will be up for discussion that attempts to blend elements from both sides' vision of how players will be paid.

NHL and players' association to meet next week

NHL and players' association to meet next week
NEW YORK - When NHL labor talks resume, a new plan will be up for discussion that attempts to blend elements from both sides' vision of how players will be paid.

Malaysian dish is full of flavor
Although Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisines are popular throughout the United States, the subtle dishes of Malaysia are not well known.

Malaysian dish is full of flavor
Although Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisines are popular throughout the United States, the subtle dishes of Malaysia are not well known.

Malaysian dish is full of flavor

Masters visitors showed surprising faith in newspaper
The tournament is over, so we get our town back. No more worries about overcrowded restaurants and alternate routes to work.

Masters visitors showed surprising faith in newspaper
The tournament is over, so we get our town back. No more worries about overcrowded restaurants and alternate routes to work.

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.

Subject of manhunt is arrested in Augusta
A nationwide search for slaying suspect Stephen Stanko has ended in Augusta , according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Thinking on jail is misguided

Editorial was just another smear
Like crabs trapped in a bucket, The Augusta Chronicle continues its efforts to smear any local black leaders that do not cater to its beck and call - and, in doing so, prevents Augusta from progressing and hurts everyone, both black and white alike ("Without representation," April 9 editorial).James Walton, Augusta

Hanoi Jane needs to let it lie

Hanoi Jane needs to let it lie
It has turned a little frosty in hell. Not completely frozen over, but frosty. The Augusta Chronicle had an editorial I agreed with.Bob Comer, Hephzibah

Thinking on jail is misguided
The proposal for a judicial center and jail additions is a slap in the face to the property owners and voters of Richmond County.Harry Sellers, Hephzibah

Issues point way to one-party rule
Your editorial on John Bolton ("Bolton for ambassador," April 6) was a little surprising. You seem to think that Democrats should roll over and play dead for George W. Bush, because he won the election. Vernon Johnson, Mesena

Editorial was just another smear
Like crabs trapped in a bucket, The Augusta Chronicle continues its efforts to smear any local black leaders that do not cater to its beck and call - and, in doing so, prevents Augusta from progressing and hurts everyone, both black and white alike ("Without representation," April 9 editorial).James Walton, Augusta

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

Restaurant's music is disruptive

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

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.

Editorial was just another smear

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

Restaurant's music is disruptive
I don't understand why a person in local government would give a permit to the Wild Wing Cafe on Washington Road to play excessively loud music.R.D. McDonald, Augusta

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.

Hospice workers are able professionals
In response to Gary J. Heffner's letter April 4 regarding hospice ("Hospice isn't all about selfless care"):

Terri Schiavo's fate was horrific

Voting majority is proud of Walker
The Augusta Chronicle article April 7 ("Walker didn't vote on 18 bills during session") and editorial April 9 ("Without representation") have even some of state Sen. Charles Walker's detractors saying enough is enough. Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Hanoi Jane needs to let it lie
It has turned a little frosty in hell. Not completely frozen over, but frosty. The Augusta Chronicle had an editorial I agreed with.Bob Comer, Hephzibah

Restaurant's music is disruptive
I don't understand why a person in local government would give a permit to the Wild Wing Cafe on Washington Road to play excessively loud music.R.D. McDonald, Augusta

Thinking on jail is misguided
The proposal for a judicial center and jail additions is a slap in the face to the property owners and voters of Richmond County.Harry Sellers, Hephzibah

Hospice workers are able professionals

Hospice workers are able professionals
In response to Gary J. Heffner's letter April 4 regarding hospice ("Hospice isn't all about selfless care"):

Letter was unfair toward hospice
The April 4 letter from Gary J. Heffner ("Hospice isn't all about selfless care") troubled me. Kimberly Shaw Ball, Grovetown

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

NYC subway gets a computerized facelift

Health and fitness calendar

Winners of the Jefferson Muzzle awards announced

Techbits: Cookie-buster buster, Ghost detector and more

College consortium in bid to bolster cybersecurity

Study: genetic breast cancer counseling shunned by black women

Opportunities to help others are overflowing

Living briefs

New dolls reflect the children playing with them

Seniors Calendar

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.

'Quiet' rock concert raises awareness of hearing loss
CLEVELAND - Mick Fleetwood sometimes has to lean over at the dinner table and concentrate on what somebody is saying a few feet away.

Living briefs
We're looking for 'Hitchhikers' fans The answer is "42" - do you know what the question is? The Augusta Chronicle is looking for fans of the classic sci-fi satire the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, which opens in theaters Spril 29.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Opportunities to help others are overflowing
National Volunteer Week kicks off Sunday, and for Augusta residents with altruism in their hearts, opportunities abound to lend a hand.

Living briefs
Can you find a ming vase among a mountain of refuse? If you're a master of the yard sale, and you're willing to share your secrets, we want to talk with you.

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 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Winners of the Jefferson Muzzle awards announced
RICHMOND, Va. - The Federal Communications Commission and the motion-picture rating board are among the 2005 winners of the Jefferson Muzzle awards, given for perceived squelching of free expression.

College consortium in bid to bolster cybersecurity
BERKELEY, Calif. - Experts from a consortium of colleges will lead a far-reaching effort to keep the nation's computer data safe from cyberattack, the National Science Foundation announced Monday.

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 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

New dolls reflect the children playing with them
NEW YORK - The doll aisle of most toy stores is full of pretty, perky, plastic girls, mostly with porcelain white skin and long, smooth blond hair. They wear expressions that say they always have a good time - and who wouldn't in a make-believe world of makeup, Corvettes, surfboards and cell phones?

Opportunities to help others are overflowing
National Volunteer Week kicks off Sunday, and for Augusta residents with altruism in their hearts, opportunities abound to lend a hand.

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.

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.

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.

Study: genetic breast cancer counseling shunned by black women
CHICAGO - Black women with a family history of breast cancer are much less likely than whites to get genetic counseling, in part because of the mistaken notion that the genetic form of the illness is a white woman's disease, researchers say.

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.

Nation's first bookmobile marks 100th anniversary
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The nation's first bookmobile celebrated its 100th anniversary at a party Monday, marking an evolution from a humble buggy with a few hundred books to full-sized buses offering thousands of books and other services.

Winners of the Jefferson Muzzle awards announced
RICHMOND, Va. - The Federal Communications Commission and the motion-picture rating board are among the 2005 winners of the Jefferson Muzzle awards, given for perceived squelching of free expression.

College consortium in bid to bolster cybersecurity
BERKELEY, Calif. - Experts from a consortium of colleges will lead a far-reaching effort to keep the nation's computer data safe from cyberattack, the National Science Foundation announced Monday.

Study: genetic breast cancer counseling shunned by black women
CHICAGO - Black women with a family history of breast cancer are much less likely than whites to get genetic counseling, in part because of the mistaken notion that the genetic form of the illness is a white woman's disease, researchers say.

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.

Living briefs
We're looking for 'Hitchhikers' fansThe answer is "42" - do you know what the question is? The Augusta Chronicle is looking for fans of the classic sci-fi satire the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, which opens in theaters Spril 29.

New dolls reflect the children playing with them
NEW YORK - The doll aisle of most toy stores is full of pretty, perky, plastic girls, mostly with porcelain white skin and long, smooth blond hair. They wear expressions that say they always have a good time - and who wouldn't in a make-believe world of makeup, Corvettes, surfboards and cell phones?

The week ahead

Group blasts protest proposal

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

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett County judge in the case of a Dacula dentist accused of killing his wife is reviewing whether to make a gag order tougher.

Police widen search for suspected killer

Illustrators help land bone marrow donors
Alissa Hogan is a little squeamish about seeing her own blood, but when called upon for a good cause she can conjure up an attractive way to look at it.

Rants and Raves
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Across the area
Augusta voters will get a chance in June to say whether they want to pay for a judicial center, jail additions and a sports arena at the Regency Mall site.

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.

News you can use
Events scheduled for this week include:

Officials consider park-and-ride service

Property values will change
Augusta commissioners asked for preliminary information on this year's property-tax digest only to learn Monday that there is none yet.

Across the southeast

Police seek man in bank robbery
AIKEN - Security Federal Bank on Richland Avenue was robbed Monday - the second time in less than six months.

News you can use

Law requires restitution
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Criminal offenders will have to repay their victims for the damages they cause under a bill signed into state law Monday.

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.

Group blasts protest proposal
ATLANTA - Some of Gov. Sonny Perdue's harshest political critics say the free speech rights of all Georgians are in jeopardy because of a proposed policy change pending before the agency that oversees the state's parks and historic sites.

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.

Genetic test aids cancer patients
Jelina Tindall shouted, "Praise the Lord," when she found out she wouldn't have to undergo chemotherapy for her breast cancer.

Police seek man in bank robbery

Rants and Raves
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Property values will change

Subject of manhunt is arrested in Augusta
A nationwide search for slaying suspect Stephen Stanko has ended in Augusta , according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

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.

Young artists ace drawings of Masters
Kids love Tiger Woods. At least that's the impression you get from looking at the Masters Tournament artwork brought in Monday at National Hills Elementary School.

Aiken County residents want dog law with teeth

Ex-member blasts board
A one-time Columbia County school board member chastised his former peers Tuesday about their recent decision to award a building contract to a company that initially didn't submit a required subcontractor's list.

Institute's new leader hopes for bigger role

Liberal label doesn't stick to some UGA professors
ATHENS, Ga. - Think all college professors are liberal? Maybe not at the University of Georgia. A recently published study shows that an overwhelming majority of American college professors classify themselves as liberal.

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.

Officials consider park-and-ride service
Unlike other bus systems across the state, Columbus' METRA Transit controls the downtown parking decks in its city, in the process putting thousands of dollars back into public transportation.

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.

Illustrators help land bone marrow donors
Alissa Hogan is a little squeamish about seeing her own blood, but when called upon for a good cause she can conjure up an attractive way to look at it.

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.

Airport work alters access
As construction on Augusta's new airport terminal kicks off this week, passengers won't exactly be ducking beams and stepping over holes in the floor.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Market secures spot for 2nd year
Augusta's downtown farmers market has found fertile ground on Macarten Street, where it will soon open for the second year in a row.

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.

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.

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 Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett County judge in the case of a Dacula dentist accused of killing his wife is reviewing whether to make a gag order tougher.

Across South Carolina

Across the area
Augusta voters will get a chance in June to say whether they want to pay for a judicial center, jail additions and a sports arena at the Regency Mall site.

Across the area

News you can use
Events scheduled for this week include:

Airport work alters access

Law requires restitution
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Criminal offenders will have to repay their victims for the damages they cause under a bill signed into state law Monday.

Young artists ace drawings of Masters

Group blasts protest proposal
ATLANTA - Some of Gov. Sonny Perdue's harshest political critics say the free speech rights of all Georgians are in jeopardy because of a proposed policy change pending before the agency that oversees the state's parks and historic sites.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Two South Carolina soldiers were killed when an Army helicopter crashed in Afghanistan last week, and another is listed as missing, the Defense Department said Monday.

Expenditure by lobbyists tops last year

Making progress

Across South Carolina

Spike in deaths, injuries raise port safety questions

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Two South Carolina soldiers were killed when an Army helicopter crashed in Afghanistan last week, and another is listed as missing, the Defense Department said Monday.

Ten registered sex offenders live at downtown shelter

Property values will change
Augusta commissioners asked for preliminary information on this year's property-tax digest only to learn Monday that there is none yet.

Rants and Raves
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Police seek man in bank robbery
AIKEN - Security Federal Bank on Richland Avenue was robbed Monday - the second time in less than six months.

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.

Ruling favors school board
A Monday court ruling cleared the way for construction to begin immediately on a new Evans Middle School.

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

Young artists ace drawings of Masters
Kids love Tiger Woods. At least that's the impression you get from looking at the Masters Tournament artwork brought in Monday at National Hills Elementary School.

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

Genetic test aids cancer patients
Jelina Tindall shouted, "Praise the Lord," when she found out she wouldn't have to undergo chemotherapy for her breast cancer.

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.

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

Interstate 20 wreck injures five
A Columbia County mother and four of her children were hospitalized after a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 20 in Warren County on Monday, according to officials.

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.

School project awaits ruling

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.

Town wants to carve out history in stone

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 Georgia

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.

Cuts to budget threaten work

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Law requires restitution

Airport work alters access
As construction on Augusta's new airport terminal kicks off this week, passengers won't exactly be ducking beams and stepping over holes in the floor.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

Illustrators help land bone marrow donors

Officials consider park-and-ride service
Unlike other bus systems across the state, Columbus' METRA Transit controls the downtown parking decks in its city, in the process putting thousands of dollars back into public transportation.

Liberal label doesn't stick to some UGA professors

Liberal label doesn't stick to some UGA professors
ATHENS, Ga. - Think all college professors are liberal? Maybe not at the University of Georgia. A recently published study shows that an overwhelming majority of American college professors classify themselves as liberal.

Subject of manhunt is arrested in Augusta

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Genetic test aids cancer patients

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Kid of the Day
Hailey Marie Prickett is today's Kid of the Day.

Kid of the Day
Hailey Marie Prickett is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

'Sahara' leads weekend box office
LOS ANGELES - Movie-goers wandered the desert with "Sahara," Matthew McConaughey's action tale that took in $18.1 million to debut as the top weekend movie.

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.

Review: 'Ultimate Voice Coach'
In the car with the CD player blasting, or in the shower while humming along to the radio, we've all thought for a fleeting moment that we could carry a decent tune. That our voice was that of an angel.

Carey feels free with 'Emancipation of Mimi'

Carey feels free with 'Emancipation of Mimi'
NEW YORK - Old habits die hard, and so it is that Mariah Carey finds herself at a downtown recording studio well past midnight, rehearsing with her band for shows promoting the release of her new album, "The Emancipation of Mimi."

Review: 'Ultimate Voice Coach'
In the car with the CD player blasting, or in the shower while humming along to the radio, we've all thought for a fleeting moment that we could carry a decent tune. That our voice was that of an angel.

Music group to sue college students

Loretta Lynn to reveive CMT Visionary Award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music icon Loretta Lynn, who turns 70 this week, could look forward to an early birthday gift Monday - the presentation of Country Music Television's Johnny Cash Visionary Award during CMT's video awards show.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Forget the revivalists. The disjointed members of Garbage created and lived in the obscurity of an era that bands like The Killers and Bloc Party cheerfully recreate.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Forget the revivalists. The disjointed members of Garbage created and lived in the obscurity of an era that bands like The Killers and Bloc Party cheerfully recreate.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

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.

Review: 'Ultimate Voice Coach'

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

Music group to sue college students
WASHINGTON - The recording industry intends to sue hundreds of college students accused of illegally distributing music and movies across Internet2, the super-fast computer network connecting leading universities for researching the next generation of the Internet, industry officials said Tuesday.

Eagles fly high as top U.S. band
The tribe has spoken. There are 63 losers and one survivor. We asked you to pick the greatest American rock band, and after six rounds and 366,405 ballots, you did.

Carey feels free with 'Emancipation of Mimi'
NEW YORK - Old habits die hard, and so it is that Mariah Carey finds herself at a downtown recording studio well past midnight, rehearsing with her band for shows promoting the release of her new album, "The Emancipation of Mimi."

Music group to sue college students
WASHINGTON - The recording industry intends to sue hundreds of college students accused of illegally distributing music and movies across Internet2, the super-fast computer network connecting leading universities for researching the next generation of the Internet, industry officials said Tuesday.

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.

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.

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.

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

Gordon gears to victory

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.

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.

NBA could beckon for Tar Heels stars
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina easily could be the favorite to win the national championship again. Then again, the Tar Heels might not even be picked to win the Atlantic Coast Conference.

NBA could beckon for Tar Heels stars
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina easily could be the favorite to win the national championship again. Then again, the Tar Heels might not even be picked to win the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Arena Football player dies after attempting tackle

Arrington rips Redskins for lack of support

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Mr. R. Lester Rabun    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Germany    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Olin "Gene" Bates    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mrs. Emma Dora Dye    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Sally Cox    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Holden Eugene Johnson    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mrs. Gladys Bedell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Jones Windsor    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. Keith Kelly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Bessie "Snow-Ball" Smith    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Charles Knight    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Michelle Reed Smalley    (APPLING, Ga.)
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Mr. Alfred L. Laumbach    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. Leroy Manders    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Charlie Lee Hill    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruby Jane Brown    (GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL.)
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Mrs. Mary Lee Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Emma Dora Dye    (DEARING, Ga.)
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Mr. Leroy Manders    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Moses Brown, Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. I. Marvin Kelly, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Olin Bates    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mr. Wilbur W. Moyer    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Elise Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James M. Penn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dotsie M. Walden    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Rabun    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Walter E. Taylor    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Michelle Smalley    (APPLING, Ga.)
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Mr. Tommie L. Rogers    (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)

Mrs. Ernestine Slatten    (AUGUSTA, Ga)
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Mrs. Michelle Reed Smalley    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Norma L. Steed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Thelma Peebles    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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Mr. Allen Miller    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Dotsie M. Walden    (MILLEN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lula Mae Rushton    (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ulhma W. Warren    (BALTIMORE, MD)
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Mr. Donald Kirkpatrick, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Howard H. Goodwin, III    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Florine M. Chavous    (NEW YORK)

Mr. Richard M. Elchik    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James H. Barrett    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Dean Bennett    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Buster Beard    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucile Connell    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Beckwith    (MYERS, FL.)

Mrs. Grace Bledsoe Allen    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Alonzo Council    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Olin Bates    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Sally Cox    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joette Yaun Walker    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mr. Larry Dean Bennett    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Slatten    (AUGUSTA, Ga)

Mr. Larry Dewayne Daniel    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Connie Stewart    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Nancy W. Edwards    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Tommie L. Rogers    (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)
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Mrs. Lois Funderburg Irby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn E. Renew    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
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Ms. Jeanette Gibson-Blake    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Tom Phillips Jr.    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Howard H. Goodwin, III    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Miller    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Glynn Jenkins    (ALEXANDER, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Mae Rushton    (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)
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Holden Eugene Johnson    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Donald Kirkpatrick, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Jones Windsor    (EVANS, Ga.)

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Mr. Charles Knight    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Mary Lee Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Dean Bennett    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. Leroy Manders    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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Mr. Wilbur W. Moyer    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Elizabeth E. Curry    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Raymond Rabun    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. James H. Barrett    (DEARING, Ga.)

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Mr. James Alvin Nations, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Alice Mulherin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mack Zimmerman    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie L. Watts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joette Yaun Walker    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Tudor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bonnie M. Winfrey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elise M. Walker    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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Mr. Walter E. Taylor (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Sally Cox (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Bledsoe Allen (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Hazel Beckwith (MYERS, FL.)

Mrs. Thelma Peebles (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Wilbur W. Moyer (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Tommie L. Rogers (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)

Mrs. Florine M. Chavous (NEW YORK)

Mr. Donald Kirkpatrick, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Rabun (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Moses Brown, Jr. (GRANITEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sally Cox (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elise M. Walker (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Lois Funderburg Irby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Olin Bates (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Leroy Manders (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Jane Brown (GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL.)

Mrs. Michelle Smalley (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Mack Zimmerman (EVANS, Ga.)

Holden Eugene Johnson (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Bedell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Olin "Gene" Bates (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Joette Yaun Walker (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Ms. Jeanette Gibson-Blake (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Howard H. Goodwin, III (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lee Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bonnie M. Winfrey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Alonzo Council (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Elsie Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Glynn Jenkins (ALEXANDER, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Manders (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ernestine Slatten (AUGUSTA, Ga)

Ms. Mattie Germany (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Dora Dye (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. James Alvin Nations, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. R. Lester Rabun (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Miller (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Knight (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Michelle Reed Smalley (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Buster Beard (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Bessie "Snow-Ball" Smith (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Larry Dean Bennett (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Mae Rushton (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)

Mrs. Dotsie M. Walden (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Dean Bennett (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. James H. Barrett (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucile Connell (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Tudor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tom Phillips Jr. (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Dewayne Daniel (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Richard M. Elchik (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Jones Windsor (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Roberts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elise Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn E. Renew (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Nancy W. Edwards (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James H. Barrett (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie L. Watts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Alice Mulherin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Howard H. Goodwin, III (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Davenport wins Bausch & Lomb title

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Forrest Griffin achieved his ultimate goal on Saturday night.

Overtime
In Carrollton, Ga., four-time defending champion Laura Coble, of Augusta, returns to Sunset Hills Country Club for the 8th annual Georgia Women's Match Play Championship.

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.

Tyson promises 'train wreck' for June fight
WASHINGTON - Mike Tyson hunched in his chair and tapped his 9-year-old daughter's hand while she rested her head on Daddy's ample shoulder.

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 Carrollton, Ga., four-time defending champion Laura Coble, of Augusta, returns to Sunset Hills Country Club for the 8th annual Georgia Women's Match Play Championship.

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.

Arrington rips Redskins for lack of support
WASHINGTON - LaVar Arrington criticized the Washington Redskins for a failing to support him during his recent knee injury, an injury that forced him to have another surgery last week.

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.

Arrington rips Redskins for lack of support
WASHINGTON - LaVar Arrington criticized the Washington Redskins for a failing to support him during his recent knee injury, an injury that forced him to have another surgery last week.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spammers using pope's image to defraud the faithful
VATICAN CITY - In the greedy world of spam e-mail and electronic fraud, nothing is sacred - not even the death of Pope John Paul II.

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.

Spammers using pope's image to defraud the faithful
VATICAN CITY - In the greedy world of spam e-mail and electronic fraud, nothing is sacred - not even the death of Pope John Paul II.

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.

Majority of taxpayers filing electronically for first time
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service reports receiving more than 80 million tax returns as of April 1, slightly less than the number sent this time last year.

Nine million expected to seek tax extensions
WASHINGTON - Like your grade school teacher, the Internal Revenue Service won't believe the dog ate your homework - or your tax return. But harried taxpayers can get another four months beyond Friday's April 15 deadline for getting their returns in.

Urban wins video of year, Wilson takes two awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Keith Urban won video of the year Monday night at the Country Music Television Music Awards for his hit "Days Go By," while Gretchen Wilson won in the breakthrough and female video categories.

Millions watched pre-dawn coverage of pope's funeral
NEW YORK - More than 9 million people awakened early or stayed up late to watch Friday's TV coverage of Pope John Paul II's funeral from Rome, Nielsen Media Research said on Tuesday.

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.

Miss North Carolina crowned Miss USA

BET cancels its nightly news program

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

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

First woman joins cast of Food Network's 'Iron Chef'

Trump feels 'very badly' for arrested 'Apprentice' candidate

BET cancels its nightly news program
NEW YORK - BET canceled its "Nightly News," saying it instead will offer news briefs throughout the day, specials about newsworthy events and an urban affairs show, "The Cousin Jeff Chronicles," that will run four times a year.

Trump feels 'very badly' for arrested 'Apprentice' candidate
NEW YORK - The next "Apprentice" finale won't be huuuuge.

Urban wins video of year, Wilson takes two awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Keith Urban won video of the year Monday night at the Country Music Television Music Awards for his hit "Days Go By," while Gretchen Wilson won in the breakthrough and female video categories.

Miss North Carolina crowned Miss USA
BALTIMORE - Miss North Carolina, a 21-year-old brunette who says she sees a lot of herself in Oprah Winfrey, was crowned Miss USA at the 54th annual pageant Monday night.

Millions watched pre-dawn coverage of pope's funeral
NEW YORK - More than 9 million people awakened early or stayed up late to watch Friday's TV coverage of Pope John Paul II's funeral from Rome, Nielsen Media Research said on Tuesday.

'Deep Jungle' explores the dance of nature

Trump feels 'very badly' for arrested 'Apprentice' candidate
NEW YORK - The next "Apprentice" finale won't be huuuuge.

'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.

Miss North Carolina crowned Miss USA
BALTIMORE - Miss North Carolina, a 21-year-old brunette who says she sees a lot of herself in Oprah Winfrey, was crowned Miss USA at the 54th annual pageant Monday night.

'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.

Millions watched pre-dawn coverage of pope's funeral

Urban wins video of year, Wilson takes two awards

First woman joins cast of Food Network's 'Iron Chef'
JACKSON, Miss. - For Cat Cora, a typical holiday during childhood was a blend of Southern traditions such as turkey and hot buttermilk biscuits with sides of Greek feta cheese and Kalamata olives.

BET cancels its nightly news program
NEW YORK - BET canceled its "Nightly News," saying it instead will offer news briefs throughout the day, specials about newsworthy events and an urban affairs show, "The Cousin Jeff Chronicles," that will run four times a year.

First woman joins cast of Food Network's 'Iron Chef'
JACKSON, Miss. - For Cat Cora, a typical holiday during childhood was a blend of Southern traditions such as turkey and hot buttermilk biscuits with sides of Greek feta cheese and Kalamata olives.

People in the News

Stepfather of Jackson accuser says the family was offered gifts

Mother who won lawsuit agains Jackson testifies

People in the News

People in the News

Prosecutors rely on Jackson ex-employees

Celebs go for 'esoteric' books in annual list

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.

Bar melee ends in Dogs' arrests
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia football players Kedric Golston and Derrick White face the possibility of suspensions following their arrests early Sunday morning from a fight at a downtown Athens bar in which pepper spray was used to gain control of the crowd.

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.

Bar melee ends in Dogs' arrests

Bar melee ends in Dogs' arrests
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia football players Kedric Golston and Derrick White face the possibility of suspensions following their arrests early Sunday morning from a fight at a downtown Athens bar in which pepper spray was used to gain control of the crowd.

Florida routs Diamond Dogs

Odom wants to finish career at South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's Dave Odom has seemingly squashed all the rumors that had him pegged to be the next head coach at Virginia.

Odom wants to finish career at South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's Dave Odom has seemingly squashed all the rumors that had him pegged to be the next head coach at Virginia.

Odom wants to finish career at South Carolina

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.

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 of the album have been sold. Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies have been sold)

Xtreme calendar
RENT OR BUY: New movies out in DVD include Ocean's 12, the thieves-for-hire sequel starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts as part of a team that has to pull off its biggest heist yet.

Stories reveal naked truth of campus life
DALLAS - High school counselors can do a great job of helping you get into college, but what if you get there and your roommate is a nudist or a slob? What if the classes are harder than you thought?

Stories reveal naked truth of campus life
DALLAS - High school counselors can do a great job of helping you get into college, but what if you get there and your roommate is a nudist or a slob? What if the classes are harder than you thought?

Toying ex needs to hit the road
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My ex-boyfriend, who I am still in love with, is really confusing me. I am definitely the victim in this situation. He comes over, and we talk and flirt all the time, which confuses me, because a month ago he wanted me to get over him....

Mock crash cautions students about drugs, alcohol
The blood wasn't real. Neither was the car crash, which resulted in a bruised body hauled off the football field on a stretcher and into an awaiting ambulance.

Augusta gets a jolt of rock from Hootie at concert
The Drive for Show, Rock Fore Dough concert April 5 was a great night.

Augusta gets a jolt of rock from Hootie at concert
The Drive for Show, Rock Fore Dough concert April 5 was a great night.

Mock crash cautions students about drugs, alcohol
The blood wasn't real. Neither was the car crash, which resulted in a bruised body hauled off the football field on a stretcher and into an awaiting ambulance.

Toying ex needs to hit the road

Question of the week
Do older or younger siblings have it easier?

Mock crash cautions students about drugs, alcohol

4-1-1
Do you refuse to give in to the hype and read the The Da Vinci Code, but are still dying to know why people are making a fuss over this best-seller? Then check out The Rough Guide to The Da Vinci Code, a compact cheat sheet to the novel.

Xtreme calendar
RENT OR BUY: New movies out in DVD include Ocean's 12, the thieves-for-hire sequel starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts as part of a team that has to pull off its biggest heist yet.

Toying ex needs to hit the road
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My ex-boyfriend, who I am still in love with, is really confusing me. I am definitely the victim in this situation. He comes over, and we talk and flirt all the time, which confuses me, because a month ago he wanted me to get over him....

Stories reveal naked truth of campus life

Augusta gets a jolt of rock from Hootie at concert

Xtreme calendar

Bizarre photos

Indiana man wins 'Village Idiot' award

Odds and Ends

School to pay students for crime tips

This alarm clock won't sit still

Candidate blames stolen signs on 'Chappelle Show'

Pope's poem urges cardinals to draw inspiration from Michelangelo

Next pontiff has big shoes to fill

Spammers using pope's image to defraud the faithful

Rules of thumb should narrow field of papal prospects

Cardinal Rodriguez is moderate in region of radicals