Museum brings all sides of Abraham Lincoln to life
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - In most museums, Abraham Lincoln is discussed in hushed voices and illustrated with sepia-toned photos and marble statues that give him a saintly air.

Museum brings all sides of Abraham Lincoln to life

Museum brings all sides of Abraham Lincoln to life
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - In most museums, Abraham Lincoln is discussed in hushed voices and illustrated with sepia-toned photos and marble statues that give him a saintly air.

Police investigating Sheffield, fan confrontation

Red Sox fan loses season tickets for 2005
BOSTON - The spectator who interfered with New York Yankees right fielder Gary Sheffield had his season tickets for 2005 revoked Monday by the Boston Red Sox.

Red Sox fan loses season tickets for 2005
BOSTON - The spectator who interfered with New York Yankees right fielder Gary Sheffield had his season tickets for 2005 revoked Monday by the Boston Red Sox.

Red Sox fan loses season tickets for 2005

Police investigating Sheffield, fan confrontation
BOSTON - Police are still investigating the confrontation between New York Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield and a Boston fan, and the Red Sox are considering revoking the fan's season tickets.

Police investigating Sheffield, fan confrontation
BOSTON - Police are still investigating the confrontation between New York Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield and a Boston fan, and the Red Sox are considering revoking the fan's season tickets.

Good 'followership' is becoming hard to find

Blogger bounced from Disneyland
NEW BOSTON, N.H. - Jim Hill has been expelled from the Happiest Place on Earth. And that makes him... well, unhappy.

Odds and Ends
HAMPTON, Va. - A 75-year-old woman who lay trapped in her bathtub for five days toasted her rescue with a Coke and a cigarette.

Odds and Ends
HAMPTON, Va. - A 75-year-old woman who lay trapped in her bathtub for five days toasted her rescue with a Coke and a cigarette.

Blogger bounced from Disneyland
NEW BOSTON, N.H. - Jim Hill has been expelled from the Happiest Place on Earth. And that makes him... well, unhappy.

Man fights off shark, keeps surfing
CANBERRA, Australia - A surfer in Australia fought off a seven-foot shark with his board - and kept on surfing, a lifeguard said.

Homer puts end to pitching duel

Homer puts end to pitching duel
HOUSTON - In a season that's sure to include a lot of firsts, there's no doubt that Ryan Langerhans will always remember his first career home run.

Kolb's second loss difficult to swallow
HOUSTON -- A week ago, after blowing his first save of the year, Dan Kolb was upset but not dejected. Down, if you will, but not out.

Phillies edge Braves in extra innings

Kolb's second loss difficult to swallow
HOUSTON -- A week ago, after blowing his first save of the year, Dan Kolb was upset but not dejected. Down, if you will, but not out.

Phillies edge Braves in extra innings
PHILADELPHIA - Placido Polanco's bases-loaded single gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves in 10 innings Sunday night.

Kolb's second loss difficult to swallow

Phillies edge Braves in extra innings
PHILADELPHIA - Placido Polanco's bases-loaded single gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves in 10 innings Sunday night.

Homer puts end to pitching duel
HOUSTON - In a season that's sure to include a lot of firsts, there's no doubt that Ryan Langerhans will always remember his first career home run.

Power costs are questioned
ATLANTA - State utility regulator David Burgess said he has changed his driving habits because he doesn't see gasoline prices dropping any time soon.

Moody market flummoxes Wall Street

Adobe to acquire Macromedia
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Combining two of the largest makers of software for creating and delivering digital content, Adobe Systems Inc. said Monday it will acquire Macromedia Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion.

Companies with a lot cash doesn't impress investors
NEW YORK - Cash may be considered king in the corporate world, but just having lots of it doesn't mean that a company will necessarily reign in investors' eyes.

Race rolls cash into economy
The Dodge Tour de Georgia is bringing bikes, and bucks, to Augusta.

Chip industry's guiding law turns 40
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - To mark its 35th year, Electronics magazine broke from its usual coverage of vacuum tubes, newfangled lasers and high-tech minutia to ask a handful of experts to look ahead and write about their vision of the future.

Race rolls cash into economy
The Dodge Tour de Georgia is bringing bikes, and bucks, to Augusta.

Nike enters world of deep discount chains
VANCOUVER, Wash. - After long arguing that its brand would be devalued if it sold in discount chains, Nike, Inc. has made it to Wal-Mart Stores. But you won't find its trademark swoosh anywhere.

Newspaper execs discuss Internet's growth
SAN FRANCISCO - Newspapers can transform one of their main financial threats - the Internet - into a lucrative opportunity by pursuing sometimes risky online experiments and partnerships, a group of industry executives said Sunday.

Companies with a lot cash doesn't impress investors
NEW YORK - Cash may be considered king in the corporate world, but just having lots of it doesn't mean that a company will necessarily reign in investors' eyes.

Perdue opposes benefits as lure
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue, asked Monday about a German automaker's decision not to build a plant on a state-owned megasite near Savannah, said he's not sorry the industrial prospect got away.

Companies with a lot cash doesn't impress investors

Gasoline prices declined by 4 cents a gallon
WASHINGTON - The retail price of gasoline fell by 4 cents last week to average $2.24 a gallon nationwide, the Energy Department reported Monday.

Adobe to acquire Macromedia

Perdue opposes benefits as lure
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue, asked Monday about a German automaker's decision not to build a plant on a state-owned megasite near Savannah, said he's not sorry the industrial prospect got away.

Enron's failed broadband unit focus of trial

GameStop to buy Electronics Boutique
GRAPEVINE, Texas - Video game retailer GameStop Corp. said Monday it agreed to acquire rival Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. for $1.44 billion in cash and stock.

Adobe to acquire Macromedia
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Combining two of the largest makers of software for creating and delivering digital content, Adobe Systems Inc. said Monday it will acquire Macromedia Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion.

Blockbuster will continue with current strategy
DALLAS - Blockbuster Inc., the nation's largest movie-rental chain, on Monday called criticism from its largest shareholder "inaccurate and potentially misleading," saying it will continue with a strategy aimed at jumpstarting its business.

Blockbuster will continue with current strategy
DALLAS - Blockbuster Inc., the nation's largest movie-rental chain, on Monday called criticism from its largest shareholder "inaccurate and potentially misleading," saying it will continue with a strategy aimed at jumpstarting its business.

Chip industry's guiding law turns 40

GameStop to buy Electronics Boutique
GRAPEVINE, Texas - Video game retailer GameStop Corp. said Monday it agreed to acquire rival Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. for $1.44 billion in cash and stock.

Moody market flummoxes Wall Street
NEW YORK - In the span of only a few days, Wall Street went from worrying about accelerating inflation and higher interest rates to fretting over deteriorating profits and the specter of a possible economic slowdown.

Power costs are questioned
ATLANTA - State utility regulator David Burgess said he has changed his driving habits because he doesn't see gasoline prices dropping any time soon.

Gasoline prices declined by 4 cents a gallon
WASHINGTON - The retail price of gasoline fell by 4 cents last week to average $2.24 a gallon nationwide, the Energy Department reported Monday.

GameStop to buy Electronics Boutique

Enron's failed broadband unit focus of trial
HOUSTON - The next trial to emerge from the Enron scandal involves what became a habit at the company once lauded for innovation: Big talk about a new business that went bust.

Race rolls cash into economy

Moody market flummoxes Wall Street
NEW YORK - In the span of only a few days, Wall Street went from worrying about accelerating inflation and higher interest rates to fretting over deteriorating profits and the specter of a possible economic slowdown.

Perdue opposes benefits as lure

Enron's failed broadband unit focus of trial
HOUSTON - The next trial to emerge from the Enron scandal involves what became a habit at the company once lauded for innovation: Big talk about a new business that went bust.

Blockbuster will continue with current strategy

Chip industry's guiding law turns 40
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - To mark its 35th year, Electronics magazine broke from its usual coverage of vacuum tubes, newfangled lasers and high-tech minutia to ask a handful of experts to look ahead and write about their vision of the future.

Power costs are questioned

Gasoline prices declined by 4 cents a gallon

Clemson hires McKinney as women's basketball coach
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Cristy McKinney, the winningest women's basketball coach in Rice history, is now Clemson's coach.

Clemson hires McKinney as women's basketball coach

Clemson hires McKinney as women's basketball coach
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Cristy McKinney, the winningest women's basketball coach in Rice history, is now Clemson's coach.

Leitao pledges to build championship team

Remedy for joint pain can be relief
Glucosamine, often recommended for joint pain, is one of the most popular supplements on the market. Considering the health concerns recently associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, I thought it would be worth looking into whether glucosamine lives up to the hype.

Best come to city again
We Augustans are a fortunate lot. Having just finished hosting the best golfers in the world, we now get to host the world's best bicycle racers, including Lance Armstrong, who'll be chasing his seventh straight - and last - Tour de France title later this year.

Norfolk Southern's bill

Norfolk Southern's bill
Aiken County government is sending Norfolk Southern Corp. a $431,000 bill for costs related to the Jan. 6 train collision and chlorine spill in Graniteville that killed nine people, forced hundreds to seek medical attention and drove an estimated 4,500 people from their homes.

Nuclear waste headache
A scientific study commissioned by Congress reports that highly radioactive nuclear waste stored at 68 nuclear plants in 31 states could be vulnerable to terrorist attacks that would ignite roaring fires and spread deadly radiation for miles around.

Should DeLay go?
U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, is one of those people who are very effective managers within the organization they work for, but do not come across in public as an attractive personality.

Norfolk Southern's bill
Aiken County government is sending Norfolk Southern Corp. a $431,000 bill for costs related to the Jan. 6 train collision and chlorine spill in Graniteville that killed nine people, forced hundreds to seek medical attention and drove an estimated 4,500 people from their homes.

Nuclear waste headache

Nuclear waste headache
A scientific study commissioned by Congress reports that highly radioactive nuclear waste stored at 68 nuclear plants in 31 states could be vulnerable to terrorist attacks that would ignite roaring fires and spread deadly radiation for miles around.

Put it out of our misery
For nearly two decades, they've been putting the feeding tube in and pulling it out of the so-called death tax.

People in the News
BOSTON - There's a new addition to Olympic medal-winning figure skater Nancy Kerrigan's family.

People in the News
BOSTON - There's a new addition to Olympic medal-winning figure skater Nancy Kerrigan's family.

People in the News
OKLAHOMA CITY - Karl Malden has played a variety of roles in his long career, but his portrayal of characters in Westerns took center stage at the Western Heritage Awards.

People in the News
OKLAHOMA CITY - Karl Malden has played a variety of roles in his long career, but his portrayal of characters in Westerns took center stage at the Western Heritage Awards.

Hands-off regulatory approach belies challenges
NEW YORK - As Internet telephony blurs the distinction between voice and data services, federal regulators are facing an entirely new set of challenges

Hands-off regulatory approach belies challenges

Watch out Vonage, here come the big guns
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Who becomes the 21st century equivalent of Ma Bell is anybody's bet right now.

Fed unveils new financial education Web site
WASHINGTON - Ever wonder how a check makes its way from the store to your bank, or where a dollar bill comes from?

Hands-off regulatory approach belies challenges
NEW YORK - As Internet telephony blurs the distinction between voice and data services, federal regulators are facing an entirely new set of challenges

Georgia Tech sweeps FSU
ATLANTA - Steven Blackwood homered and drove in four runs and Mike Trapani had three hits and two RBIs to lead Georgia Tech to a 9-4 victory Sunday for a sweep of their three-game series with Florida State.

Georgia Tech sweeps FSU
ATLANTA - Steven Blackwood homered and drove in four runs and Mike Trapani had three hits and two RBIs to lead Georgia Tech to a 9-4 victory Sunday for a sweep of their three-game series with Florida State.

Georgia Tech sweeps FSU

GreenJackets remain on fire
There was one play in particular Monday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium that showed fans the type of baseball that the Augusta GreenJackets have played so far this year.

GreenJackets remain on fire
There was one play in particular Monday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium that showed fans the type of baseball that the Augusta GreenJackets have played so far this year.

GreenJackets dust Sand Gnats in ninth
Jake Wald hadn't played in a game for the Augusta GreenJackets since April 12 and was 0-for-4 on the season going into Sunday afternoon's game against the Savannah Sand Gnats.

Fire ignites prevention curiosity

Wildcats earn 1st SEC title; Duke takes 2
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - The University of Kentucky claimed its first-ever Southeastern Conference men's golf championship on Sunday, shooting 3-over 283 to finish the with a three-round total of 875, two shots better than second-place Auburn at Sea Island Golf Club.

Hanson wins Spanish Open in playoff
SAN ROQUE, Spain - Peter Hanson won the Spanish Open on Sunday, defeating Swedish countryman Peter Gustafsson with a par on the first playoff hole.

Kentucky wins first SEC men's golf title
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Kentucky won its first Southeastern Conference men's golf championship Sunday while Tennessee's David Skinns won individual top honors.

Lonard hangs on to win MCI Heritage

Hanson wins Spanish Open in playoff

Blaum helps Duke cruise to first ACC title since 1996

Wildcats earn 1st SEC title; Duke takes 2

Blaum helps Duke cruise to first ACC title since 1996
NEW LONDON, N.C. - Early last fall, Ryan Blaum walked into the office of Duke coach Rod Myers and brashly predicted the Blue Devils finally would win an Atlantic Coast Conference golf title.

Blaum helps Duke cruise to first ACC title since 1996
NEW LONDON, N.C. - Early last fall, Ryan Blaum walked into the office of Duke coach Rod Myers and brashly predicted the Blue Devils finally would win an Atlantic Coast Conference golf title.

Lonard hangs on to win MCI Heritage
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Darren Clarke handed Australian Peter Lonard his first PGA Tour title Sunday, collapsing with a startling run of bogeys and double bogeys in the final round of the MCI Heritage.

Kentucky wins first SEC men's golf title
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Kentucky won its first Southeastern Conference men's golf championship Sunday while Tennessee's David Skinns won individual top honors.

Kentucky wins first SEC men's golf title

Lonard hangs on to win MCI Heritage
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Darren Clarke handed Australian Peter Lonard his first PGA Tour title Sunday, collapsing with a startling run of bogeys and double bogeys in the final round of the MCI Heritage.

Hanson wins Spanish Open in playoff
SAN ROQUE, Spain - Peter Hanson won the Spanish Open on Sunday, defeating Swedish countryman Peter Gustafsson with a par on the first playoff hole.

Wildcats earn 1st SEC title; Duke takes 2
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - The University of Kentucky claimed its first-ever Southeastern Conference men's golf championship on Sunday, shooting 3-over 283 to finish the with a three-round total of 875, two shots better than second-place Auburn at Sea Island Golf Club.

GreenJackets remain on fire

Good 'followership' is becoming hard to find
I need to thank Simon Medcalfe and his MBA class at Brenau University's local campus for sitting still through most of my recent lecture about leadership.

Good 'followership' is becoming hard to find
I need to thank Simon Medcalfe and his MBA class at Brenau University's local campus for sitting still through most of my recent lecture about leadership.

Armstrong to retire after Tour de France
It's official: Lance Armstrong's last race as a professional will come at this summer's Tour de France.

Tour de Georgia gets under way
First, the Portalet pit stop. Then the wireless communication check. Apply sun block. Fill jersey with nutrition bars.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany elected new pope
VATICAN CITY - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, a hard-line guardian of conservative doctrine, was elected the new pope Tuesday evening in the first conclave of the new millennium.

Voter IDs are not that intrusive
I read with interest Gloria Greenbaum's April 9 letter ("Passed ID bill is unfair to many").Jason W. Moak, Augusta

Why DNA tests? Let's get past race

Big crowds for pope were a hazard
Several years ago, a book was published on crowd delusion and mass hysteria. The book described how a small group of people gathered when a tragedy, death, scandal or scheme happened. When hysteria appeared on the scene, the small crowd soon grew big. Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

Voter IDs are not that intrusive

Voter IDs are not that intrusive
I read with interest Gloria Greenbaum's April 9 letter ("Passed ID bill is unfair to many"). Jason W. Moak, Augusta

Our nation should bail out of WTO

Why DNA tests? Let's get past race
While E. Maner may find it "fascinating, charming, intriguing" etc. to make a blood connection between African-American-European kinship ("Exactly where do our true roots lie?" April 6) - and while such a discovery would probably reveal a very large connection - those of us who are of such a mixed heritage often do not find it as charming as the author of the letter believes it to be.E.M. Frails, Augusta

Big crowds for pope were a hazard

Big crowds for pope were a hazard
Several years ago, a book was published on crowd delusion and mass hysteria. The book described how a small group of people gathered when a tragedy, death, scandal or scheme happened. When hysteria appeared on the scene, the small crowd soon grew big.Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

Our nation should bail out of WTO
Not content with the powers it already has, supporters of the World Trade Organization have been conducting regional conferences to discuss proposals to increase the clout of the 148-member organization. Glenda Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Reap benefits of drilling in ANWR
Like many other residents of the CSRA, I am increasingly troubled by the rising price of gasoline. Even more troubling is the fact that few in Washington seem concerned with this present crisis. Jeremy T.K. Farley, North Augusta, S.C.

Why DNA tests? Let's get past race
While E. Maner may find it "fascinating, charming, intriguing" etc. to make a blood connection between African-American-European kinship ("Exactly where do our true roots lie?" April 6) - and while such a discovery would probably reveal a very large connection - those of us who are of such a mixed heritage often do not find it as charming as the author of the letter believes it to be.E.M. Frails, Augusta

Our nation should bail out of WTO
Not content with the powers it already has, supporters of the World Trade Organization have been conducting regional conferences to discuss proposals to increase the clout of the 148-member organization. Glenda Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Know facts on Bible's evolution
In his letter ("Christian canon has changed," April 9), Harry F. Meyers states that he is devoted to historic and scientific truth. Mel La Pan II, Augusta

Know facts on Bible's evolution
In his letter ("Christian canon has changed," April 9), Harry F. Meyers states that he is devoted to historic and scientific truth. Mel La Pan II, Augusta

Undercover cops belong on buses
After reading your article about monitors on school buses, it's obvious that parents are concerned about the safety of their children, and justifiably so. Ken Manfredi, Evans

Know facts on Bible's evolution

Health and fitness calendar

Techbits: Meetup fees, Apple secrets and more

Game review: Act of War- Direct Action

CDC: Americans 'getting the wrong idea' on alcohol

Living briefs

Agog over Apple iPods

Consumers take to products' pleasing scents

Microsoft, Yahoo join blogging craze

Einstein's legacy, like the universe, keeps on expanding

Seniors Calendar

Techbits: Meetup fees, Apple secrets and more
NEW YORK - Groups of Michael Moore fans, stay-at-home moms, Dungeons & Dragons players and pug owners face a choice this month: Should their organizers pay a monthly fee to stay with Meetup.com?

Einstein's legacy, like the universe, keeps on expanding
He stopped traffic on Fifth Avenue like the Beatles or Marilyn Monroe. He could've been president of Israel or played violin at Carnegie Hall, but he was too busy thinking.

Agog over Apple iPods
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Some people can't leave the house without their iPod.

CDC: Americans 'getting the wrong idea' on alcohol
ATLANTA - Seeking to clear up any misconceptions on whether moderate alcohol consumption can lower a risk of heart attacks or strokes, the government on Tuesday cautioned that such drinking may not provide the protection that millions of Americans think it does.

Microsoft, Yahoo join blogging craze
NEW YORK - Welcome to the blogging craze, Microsoft and Yahoo.

Living briefs
The Southern Hospitality Standard Flower Show will run Friday through Sunday. Entry tags and schedules are available at Parks Pharmacy, Jim Bush Florist or any flower show committee member. Call Martha Claire Farmer at 279-4910 or Sacred Heart Cultural Center at 826-4700 for more information.

Game review: Act of War- Direct Action
These are troubled times. As geopolitical turmoil mounts across the globe, essentials such as homeland security hang in the balance. Gas prices spiral upward of $7 per gallon as the United States falls deeper out of favor with oil producing nations - and others.

Consumers take to products' pleasing scents
Lavender, white tea, rose, ocean breeze, mint: The smell of clean is changing, and sinks, counters, dishes and floors never had it so good. Neither have the noses of those who clean them.

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

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

Game review: Act of War- Direct Action
These are troubled times. As geopolitical turmoil mounts across the globe, essentials such as homeland security hang in the balance. Gas prices spiral upward of $7 per gallon as the United States falls deeper out of favor with oil producing nations - and others.

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

Agog over Apple iPods
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Some people can't leave the house without their iPod.

CDC: Americans 'getting the wrong idea' on alcohol
ATLANTA - Seeking to clear up any misconceptions on whether moderate alcohol consumption can lower a risk of heart attacks or strokes, the government on Tuesday cautioned that such drinking may not provide the protection that millions of Americans think it does.

Einstein's legacy, like the universe, keeps on expanding
He stopped traffic on Fifth Avenue like the Beatles or Marilyn Monroe. He could've been president of Israel or played violin at Carnegie Hall, but he was too busy thinking.

Living briefs
The Southern Hospitality Standard Flower Show will run Friday through Sunday. Entry tags and schedules are available at Parks Pharmacy, Jim Bush Florist or any flower show committee member. Call Martha Claire Farmer at 279-4910 or Sacred Heart Cultural Center at 826-4700 for more information.

Microsoft, Yahoo join blogging craze
NEW YORK - Welcome to the blogging craze, Microsoft and Yahoo.

Consumers take to products' pleasing scents
Lavender, white tea, rose, ocean breeze, mint: The smell of clean is changing, and sinks, counters, dishes and floors never had it so good. Neither have the noses of those who clean them.

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.

Techbits: Meetup fees, Apple secrets and more
NEW YORK - Groups of Michael Moore fans, stay-at-home moms, Dungeons & Dragons players and pug owners face a choice this month: Should their organizers pay a monthly fee to stay with Meetup.com?

Fig Island has remarkable examples of shell rings
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Fig Island looks like any of the thousands of tidal hummocks along the South Carolina coast.

Man sought in Beech Island killing

Tuition talk can go past mathematics
ATLANTA - Taxpayers will put more money into state colleges next year, but tuition will rise anyway.

Court considers whether Delta can be sued as bar
ATLANTA - In Georgia, a bartender can be sued for serving alcohol to a noticeably drunk customer. The state's Supreme Court is considering whether the same rules apply to airlines - and if flight attendants must start monitoring plastered passengers.

Act opens island to tour vehicles
CUMBERLAND ISLAND, Ga. - An obstacle restricting access to the north end of Georgia's largest barrier island has been torn down by Congress.

Film star is charged with reckless driving
Actor and comedian Chris Tucker spent time in the McDuffie County jail Sunday morning for speeding on Interstate 20.

Trial starts for father of boys killed in crash
AIKEN - Michael Batchelor went on trial Monday, almost three years after his three sons died in a car accident that he survived.

Across the area
A Hephzibah man told police a man he did not know shot at him and tried to take his vehicle after he gave the man a ride early Sunday.

Railroad crossing fatalities on the increase
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Railroad officials say they are disappointed that deaths at crossings in South Carolina increased by more than 50 percent last year.

The week ahead
When I was in middle school, turning the lights off to watch a movie on a book we'd just read or topic we'd just discussed frequently meant it was time to catch a quick nap or strain my eyes reading and writing notes my friends and I passed back and forth.

Faster DNA processing could slow killers
COLUMBIA, S.C. - At least one killer could have been stopped after his first murder if law enforcement had been able to get DNA results faster, state and local police officials say.

Outreach director has been in clients' shoes
Melissa Elim gets a lot of calls at work from people in tears.

Across the southeast

Teacher offers taste of the blues
Stevens Creek Elementary School pupils often get a dose of the blues as they enter the doors of the Martinez school, but it's not a case of the spring doldrums. They are hearing the tunes of their harmonica-playing physical education teacher.

Teacher offers taste of the blues
Stevens Creek Elementary School pupils often get a dose of the blues as they enter the doors of the Martinez school, but it's not a case of the spring doldrums. They are hearing the tunes of their harmonica-playing physical education teacher.

Body of woman found in woods
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - A woman's body has been found in the woods near her home and police say they are investigating her death as a homicide.

Rants and Raves
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Fig Island has remarkable examples of shell rings
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Fig Island looks like any of the thousands of tidal hummocks along the South Carolina coast.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - Fire officials recovered a man's body from the burned-out rubble of a mobile home near Savannah on Sunday.

Faster DNA processing could slow killers
COLUMBIA, S.C. - At least one killer could have been stopped after his first murder if law enforcement had been able to get DNA results faster, state and local police officials say.

Taylor tells protesters Legislature hurt women's rights
ATLANTA - The state's top-ranking Democrat, Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor, told abortion rights supporters Sunday that this year's Republican-controlled Georgia Legislature attacked women's rights.

Hundreds gather to remember hero, "Big Luke"
MACON, Ga. - The season has long been finished, but the Northeast High School Raiders still huddled Saturday evening in the school's gymnasium. After counting down, the Raiders barked "Hutt" and broke the huddle one last time for the man they knew as "Big Luke."

Sheriff's security task force draws criticism
ATLANTA - Fulton County Sheriff Myron Freeman has drawn criticism for his courthouse security task force, as critics have questioned his selection of panel members and the way it is organized.

State workers might be charged more to smoke

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - The Greenville hotel that was the site of a fatal fire more than a year ago is to reopen today.

Film star is charged with reckless driving

Man sought in Beech Island killing
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted in the violent killing of a 53-year-old grandmother inside her Beech Island home.

Olympic bomber had planned more attacks

Fate, effect of bill foggy
ATLANTA - Like many restaurant and bar owners in the state, Lorna Barrett will have some business decisions to make if a statewide bill banning smoking in most indoor places becomes law.

Fig Island has remarkable examples of shell rings

Fate, effect of bill foggy
ATLANTA - Like many restaurant and bar owners in the state, Lorna Barrett will have some business decisions to make if a statewide bill banning smoking in most indoor places becomes law.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany elected new pope

Hundreds gather to remember hero, "Big Luke"
MACON, Ga. - The season has long been finished, but the Northeast High School Raiders still huddled Saturday evening in the school's gymnasium. After counting down, the Raiders barked "Hutt" and broke the huddle one last time for the man they knew as "Big Luke."

News you can use

Across the southeast
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. - A 20-year-old man attending the Black College Reunion was fatally shot after resisting carjackers attempting to take his twin brother's souped-up sedan, police and witnesses said.

Across the Southeast

Sheriff's security task force draws criticism
ATLANTA - Fulton County Sheriff Myron Freeman has drawn criticism for his courthouse security task force, as critics have questioned his selection of panel members and the way it is organized.

Police arrest slaying suspect

Body of woman found in woods
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - A woman's body has been found in the woods near her home and police say they are investigating her death as a homicide.

Trial starts for father of boys killed in crash

Outreach director has been in clients' shoes

Across the area

Olympic bomber had planned more attacks
ATLANTA - It wasn't just what Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph confessed to doing, but what he confessed to almost doing that chilled Mark Thigpen.

Sheriff's security task force draws criticism

Bush visits roost of Social Security reformers
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolinians have had an appetite for sending Social Security system reformers to Washington for a decade.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day

Railroad crossing fatalities on the increase

School classes will get safety device
Reacting to growing violence in schools nationwide, the Richmond County Board of Education has pledged to put "panic buttons" in every classroom in the district by next year.

Hundreds gather to remember hero, "Big Luke"

Aiken leaders consider new business tax system

Former football coach helps make dreams come true

Tour de Georgia gets under way

Teen who killed grandparents gives interview

Across the area

Body of woman found in woods

Man sought in Beech Island killing
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted in the violent killing of a 53-year-old grandmother inside her Beech Island home.

The week ahead

Across the area
A Hephzibah man told police a man he did not know shot at him and tried to take his vehicle after he gave the man a ride early Sunday.

Third S.C. soldier killed in Afghanistan to return home

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - The Greenville hotel that was the site of a fatal fire more than a year ago is to reopen today.

Taylor tells protesters Legislature hurt women's rights

Former football coach helps make dreams come true
ANDERSON, S.C. -The former T.L. Hanna High School football coach, whose life was portrayed in the movie "Radio," has started a foundation to help children with life-threatening illnesses enjoy outdoor adventures.

Across Georgia

Olympic bomber had planned more attacks
ATLANTA - It wasn't just what Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph confessed to doing, but what he confessed to almost doing that chilled Mark Thigpen.

Teacher offers taste of the blues

Teen who killed grandparents gives interview
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A teenager who blamed the antidepressant Zoloft after killing his grandparents said in a television interview that aired Saturday that he couldn't control himself and voices in his head told him to kill almost four years ago.

Faster DNA processing could slow killers

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is ChaVonne Broddie, 15, of Augusta.

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Across the southeast
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. - A 20-year-old man attending the Black College Reunion was fatally shot after resisting carjackers attempting to take his twin brother's souped-up sedan, police and witnesses said.

Canal's urban segment excites planner
The urban segment of the Augusta Canal has untapped economic potential that could rival the city's riverwalk, a professional planner said Monday during the inaugural meeting of a new Canal Redevelopment Task Force.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - Fire officials recovered a man's body from the burned-out rubble of a mobile home near Savannah on Sunday.

Kidnapping trial begins
Betty Smith knew she was in trouble when her ex-boyfriend pulled a gun as he took the newest Bobby Jones Expressway ramp, she testified Monday.

Tuition talk can go past mathematics
ATLANTA - Taxpayers will put more money into state colleges next year, but tuition will rise anyway.

Leaders look at flag size limit
The American flag might be a symbol of freedom, but in Columbia County it hasn't been free of a size limit.

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Aiken leaders consider new business tax system
AIKEN - Under a new tax code city leaders are considering, hotels and health care businesses would be among those subject to lower business license fees, while mega-retailers would pay more.

State workers might be charged more to smoke
ATLANTA - Even without a law limiting where to light up, state employees who smoke may be penalized.

Portable computers ease work of officers
Richmond County sheriff's Deputy Lee Babbitt says his data terminal is handy.

Leaders put Evans tract high on agenda
These days, it might seem as though Columbia County is in the real estate business.

Across Georgia
DECATUR - Authorities are investigating a wreck on Interstate 285 that left two motorcycle riders dead.

Armstrong to retire after Tour de France
It's official: Lance Armstrong's last race as a professional will come at this summer's Tour de France.

Across South Carolina

State workers might be charged more to smoke
ATLANTA - Even without a law limiting where to light up, state employees who smoke may be penalized.

Tuition talk can go past mathematics

Film star is charged with reckless driving
Actor and comedian Chris Tucker spent time in the McDuffie County jail Sunday morning for speeding on Interstate 20.

Armstrong to retire after Tour de France

Stanko's early life gave no clues to later problems
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Those who knew Stephen Stanko growing up say he wasn't the type they thought would end up the subject of a nationwide manhunt - wanted on rape and murder charges.

Court considers whether Delta can be sued as bar

Third S.C. soldier killed in Afghanistan to return home
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The body of a third South Carolina soldier killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan will be buried Tuesday.

Police arrest slaying suspect
A Gloverville man still on the run from authorities will face an additional charge in the violent weekend killing of a Beech Island woman.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is ChaVonne Broddie, 15, of Augusta.

Trial starts for father of boys killed in crash
AIKEN - Michael Batchelor went on trial Monday, almost three years after his three sons died in a car accident that he survived.

Court considers whether Delta can be sued as bar
ATLANTA - In Georgia, a bartender can be sued for serving alcohol to a noticeably drunk customer. The state's Supreme Court is considering whether the same rules apply to airlines - and if flight attendants must start monitoring plastered passengers.

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Taylor tells protesters Legislature hurt women's rights
ATLANTA - The state's top-ranking Democrat, Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor, told abortion rights supporters Sunday that this year's Republican-controlled Georgia Legislature attacked women's rights.

Across South Carolina
GEORGETOWN - Four Georgetown men were killed in a fiery crash early Monday, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.

Third S.C. soldier killed in Afghanistan to return home
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The body of a third South Carolina soldier killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan will be buried Tuesday.

Across the area
A 29-year-old Augusta man was sentenced to life in prison Monday after pleading guilty to three armed robberies.

Stanko's early life gave no clues to later problems
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Those who knew Stephen Stanko growing up say he wasn't the type they thought would end up the subject of a nationwide manhunt - wanted on rape and murder charges.

Across the Southeast
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Weeks before a deadly grenade attack on his comrades, Sgt. Hasan Akbar attended a camp showing of the movie Apocalypse Now and laughed at a scene of U.S. troops being hit by a grenade, a soldier testified Monday.

Stanko's early life gave no clues to later problems

Plea fails to change policies on strays
NORTH AUGUSTA - A Charleston man railed against the community's animal-control policy to city council members Monday night.

The week ahead
When I was in middle school, turning the lights off to watch a movie on a book we'd just read or topic we'd just discussed frequently meant it was time to catch a quick nap or strain my eyes reading and writing notes my friends and I passed back and forth.

Act opens island to tour vehicles
CUMBERLAND ISLAND, Ga. - An obstacle restricting access to the north end of Georgia's largest barrier island has been torn down by Congress.

Railroad crossing fatalities on the increase
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Railroad officials say they are disappointed that deaths at crossings in South Carolina increased by more than 50 percent last year.

Kid of the Day
Shavonne Jackson is today's Kid of the Day.

Leaders put Evans tract high on agenda

Across the area
A 29-year-old Augusta man was sentenced to life in prison Monday after pleading guilty to three armed robberies.

Former football coach helps make dreams come true
ANDERSON, S.C. -The former T.L. Hanna High School football coach, whose life was portrayed in the movie "Radio," has started a foundation to help children with life-threatening illnesses enjoy outdoor adventures.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany elected new pope
VATICAN CITY - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, a hard-line guardian of conservative doctrine, was elected the new pope Tuesday evening in the first conclave of the new millennium.

Outreach director has been in clients' shoes
Melissa Elim gets a lot of calls at work from people in tears.

Tour de Georgia gets under way
First, the Portalet pit stop. Then the wireless communication check. Apply sun block. Fill jersey with nutrition bars.

Teen who killed grandparents gives interview
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A teenager who blamed the antidepressant Zoloft after killing his grandparents said in a television interview that aired Saturday that he couldn't control himself and voices in his head told him to kill almost four years ago.

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Fate, effect of bill foggy

Canal's urban segment excites planner
The urban segment of the Augusta Canal has untapped economic potential that could rival the city's riverwalk, a professional planner said Monday during the inaugural meeting of a new Canal Redevelopment Task Force.

Kid of the Day
Shavonne Jackson is today's Kid of the Day.

Kidnapping trial begins
Betty Smith knew she was in trouble when her ex-boyfriend pulled a gun as he took the newest Bobby Jones Expressway ramp, she testified Monday.

Canal's urban segment excites planner

Aiken leaders consider new business tax system
AIKEN - Under a new tax code city leaders are considering, hotels and health care businesses would be among those subject to lower business license fees, while mega-retailers would pay more.

Plea fails to change policies on strays

Across the Southeast
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Weeks before a deadly grenade attack on his comrades, Sgt. Hasan Akbar attended a camp showing of the movie Apocalypse Now and laughed at a scene of U.S. troops being hit by a grenade, a soldier testified Monday.

Leaders put Evans tract high on agenda
These days, it might seem as though Columbia County is in the real estate business.

Five questions
Mr. Mersfelder, 63, is a retired teacher from Detroit and a retired professional cyclist who won several Ohio state cycling championships years ago. He is a volunteer with eCorporate Solution, the official merchandise supplier of the 2005 Dodge Tour de Georgia. This is his second year volunteering with the race.

Kidnapping trial begins

Plea fails to change policies on strays
NORTH AUGUSTA - A Charleston man railed against the community's animal-control policy to city council members Monday night.

Kid of the Day

Police arrest slaying suspect
A Gloverville man still on the run from authorities will face an additional charge in the violent weekend killing of a Beech Island woman.

Act opens island to tour vehicles

Champ wants to ride out on top
The Lance Gunderson story began in 1971 in Plano, Texas. The beginning of the end of the Lance Armstrong epic takes place today in Augusta.

Champ wants to ride out on top
The Lance Gunderson story began in 1971 in Plano, Texas. The beginning of the end of the Lance Armstrong epic takes place today in Augusta.

Fire ignites prevention curiosity
My next-door neighbor Floyd is a lucky man, and he knows it. One recent evening, he was in his garage with his dog, Ocean, and his new riding lawn mower. One second he was pouring gasoline into his mower; the next, man and dog were outside, lying on the driveway.

Fire ignites prevention curiosity
My next-door neighbor Floyd is a lucky man, and he knows it. One recent evening, he was in his garage with his dog, Ocean, and his new riding lawn mower. One second he was pouring gasoline into his mower; the next, man and dog were outside, lying on the driveway.

Teen drama marks Duchovny's directing debut

Teen drama marks Duchovny's directing debut
LAS VEGAS - Hanging out with aliens, monsters and conspiracy nuts made a star of David Duchovny. He's had a tough time without the creatures and wackos of "The X-Files," though.

'Amityville' makes first-place debut
LOS ANGELES - "The Amityville Horror" returned from the dead with a vengeance, with the gory update of the 1970s fright flick taking in $23.3 million to top the weekend box office.

Teen drama marks Duchovny's directing debut
LAS VEGAS - Hanging out with aliens, monsters and conspiracy nuts made a star of David Duchovny. He's had a tough time without the creatures and wackos of "The X-Files," though.

Citadel scenes filmed for Dave Matthews video
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Scenes from The Citadel campus as well as of the state military school's baseball team playing Wofford were shot by a production crew filming a new music video by the Dave Matthews Band.

Donnie McClurkin puts the focus back on gospel
NEW YORK - Few gospel acts are as welcome in the secular music world as Donnie McClurkin.

Donnie McClurkin puts the focus back on gospel
NEW YORK - Few gospel acts are as welcome in the secular music world as Donnie McClurkin.

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Donnie McClurkin puts the focus back on gospel

Citadel scenes filmed for Dave Matthews video
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Scenes from The Citadel campus as well as of the state military school's baseball team playing Wofford were shot by a production crew filming a new music video by the Dave Matthews Band.

Citadel scenes filmed for Dave Matthews video

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Johnson maintains his points lead
FORT WORTH, Texas - Jimmie Johnson started 18th in Sunday's Samsung/RadioShack 500 and was back as far as 30th early in the race before making a late-race rally to finish third.

Johnson maintains his points lead
FORT WORTH, Texas - Jimmie Johnson started 18th in Sunday's Samsung/RadioShack 500 and was back as far as 30th early in the race before making a late-race rally to finish third.

A Blaze Of Glory
FORT WORTH, Texas - Greg Biffle's second-best race car finished first in Sunday's Samsung/Radio Shack 500.

A Blaze Of Glory

Lehto, Werner post ALMS wins
BRASELTON, Ga. - JJ Lehto and Marco Werner won the Grand Prix of Atlanta on Sunday in another record-setting day in the American Le Mans Series.

A Blaze Of Glory
FORT WORTH, Texas - Greg Biffle's second-best race car finished first in Sunday's Samsung/Radio Shack 500.

Johnson maintains his points lead

Leitao pledges to build championship team
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Dave Leitao took over Virginia's basketball program Sunday, pledging to build a championship team with stiff defense and a commitment to rebounding.

Leitao pledges to build championship team
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Dave Leitao took over Virginia's basketball program Sunday, pledging to build a championship team with stiff defense and a commitment to rebounding.

Panthers linebacker coach Sam Mills dies

McKay likes Falcons's draft status

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Henin-Hardenne wins Family Circle Cup

Overtime

Overtime

Armstrong gets ready to ride into retirement

Armstrong to retire after Tour de France

Local team riding high into '05 Tour

Armstrong to retire after Tour de France
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Lance Armstrong is retiring after this year's Tour de France, ending a cycling career in which he inspired millions by overcoming testicular cancer to win his sport's signature event a record six straight times.

Overtime
In Columbia, Steven Tolleson had two hits and drove in two runs on a third-inning homer as South Carolina beat Vanderbilt 7-4 on Sunday.

Henin-Hardenne wins Family Circle Cup
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Former No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne showed she's back in top form Sunday, beating second-seeded Elena Dementieva 7-5, 6-4 to win the Family Circle Cup in her second tournament since returning from illness and injury.

Local team riding high into '05 Tour
Thanks to Cesar Grajales, the Jittery Joe's Professional Cycling Team finished on top of Brasstown Bald during last year's Tour de Georgia.

Armstrong gets ready to ride into retirement
With machine gun-like efficiency, photographers fired away as Lance Armstrong revealed one of the worst-kept secrets this year.

Overtime
In Boca Raton, Fla., Matt Doherty was hired as Florida Atlantic's basketball coach Monday, starting over two years after he resigned as coach of North Carolina.

Armstrong could settle retirement questions
ATLANTA - Lance Armstrong is set to make an announcement Monday that is expected to settle questions on whether he will retire from cycling after this summer's Tour de France, where he will try for a seventh straight title.

Armstrong gets ready to ride into retirement
With machine gun-like efficiency, photographers fired away as Lance Armstrong revealed one of the worst-kept secrets this year.

Overtime
In Columbia, Steven Tolleson had two hits and drove in two runs on a third-inning homer as South Carolina beat Vanderbilt 7-4 on Sunday.

Local team riding high into '05 Tour
Thanks to Cesar Grajales, the Jittery Joe's Professional Cycling Team finished on top of Brasstown Bald during last year's Tour de Georgia.

Armstrong to retire after Tour de France
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Lance Armstrong is retiring after this year's Tour de France, ending a cycling career in which he inspired millions by overcoming testicular cancer to win his sport's signature event a record six straight times.

Overtime
In Boca Raton, Fla., Matt Doherty was hired as Florida Atlantic's basketball coach Monday, starting over two years after he resigned as coach of North Carolina.

Henin-Hardenne wins Family Circle Cup
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Former No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne showed she's back in top form Sunday, beating second-seeded Elena Dementieva 7-5, 6-4 to win the Family Circle Cup in her second tournament since returning from illness and injury.

McKay likes Falcons's draft status
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - No spotlights will follow Rich McKay during this year's NFL draft, which suits the Atlanta Falcons' president and general manager just fine.

Panthers linebacker coach Sam Mills dies
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Small in stature, Sam Mills was a giant both on and off the football field.

McKay likes Falcons's draft status
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - No spotlights will follow Rich McKay during this year's NFL draft, which suits the Atlanta Falcons' president and general manager just fine.

Panthers linebacker coach Sam Mills dies
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Small in stature, Sam Mills was a giant both on and off the football field.

Cardinals check in for conclave
VATICAN CITY - Bringing their suitcases and personal views on the future of the church, the cardinals who will select the next pope settled in their rooms Sunday in the Vatican hotel that will be their home until the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics have a new leader.

Cardinals check in for conclave
VATICAN CITY - Bringing their suitcases and personal views on the future of the church, the cardinals who will select the next pope settled in their rooms Sunday in the Vatican hotel that will be their home until the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics have a new leader.

Italians not so set on reclaiming papacy
VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in 455 years, and many analysts say the Italians are desperate to reclaim the papacy. But ordinary Italians on the streets say the new pope need not be one of them.

Italians not so set on reclaiming papacy
VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in 455 years, and many analysts say the Italians are desperate to reclaim the papacy. But ordinary Italians on the streets say the new pope need not be one of them.

Champ wants to ride out on top

TV execs to discuss broadcast indecency
Wardrobe malfunctions, radio shock jocks and "Saving Private Ryan" will be hot topics among TV and radio executives at the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.

The forgotten fights of Emile Griffith
NEW YORK - It March 24, 1962. Emile Griffith and Benny "Kid" Paret were inside the ring at Madison Square Garden, waiting for the bell, ready to fight for the championship of the world.

"Good Morning America" putting heat on "Today"
NEW YORK - For 487 weeks, viewers have made NBC's "Today" show team of Katie Couric and Matt Lauer their favorites in the morning. The steady rise of ABC's "Good Morning America" is threatening that dominance.

The forgotten fights of Emile Griffith

The forgotten fights of Emile Griffith
NEW YORK - It March 24, 1962. Emile Griffith and Benny "Kid" Paret were inside the ring at Madison Square Garden, waiting for the bell, ready to fight for the championship of the world.

TV execs to discuss broadcast indecency

"Good Morning America" putting heat on "Today"

TV execs to discuss broadcast indecency
Wardrobe malfunctions, radio shock jocks and "Saving Private Ryan" will be hot topics among TV and radio executives at the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.

"Good Morning America" putting heat on "Today"
NEW YORK - For 487 weeks, viewers have made NBC's "Today" show team of Katie Couric and Matt Lauer their favorites in the morning. The steady rise of ABC's "Good Morning America" is threatening that dominance.

People in the News

People in the News

Homeruns lift Diamond Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - Joey Side, Bobby Felmy and Josh Morris hit home runs to lift Georgia past Mississippi State 6-3 Sunday, giving Georgia two wins in the three-game Southeastern Conference series.

Homeruns lift Diamond Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - Joey Side, Bobby Felmy and Josh Morris hit home runs to lift Georgia past Mississippi State 6-3 Sunday, giving Georgia two wins in the three-game Southeastern Conference series.

Homeruns lift Diamond Dogs

Two Gamecock football players charged with marijuana possession

Two Gamecock football players charged with marijuana possession
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Two South Carolina football players were arrested early Sunday and charged with simple marijuana possession, raising the total number of Gamecocks arrested since the end of last season to 11.

Two Gamecock football players charged with marijuana possession
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Two South Carolina football players were arrested early Sunday and charged with simple marijuana possession, raising the total number of Gamecocks arrested since the end of last season to 11.

South Carolina defeats Vanderbilt
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steven Tolleson had two hits and drove in two runs on a third inning homer as South Carolina beat Vanderbilt 7-4 on Sunday.

Girl can inform pregnant friend about her options

Girl can inform pregnant friend about her options
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: One of my close friends just found out she was pregnant, and she wants to get an abortion. I am the only one of her friends who has the money to help her get an abortion. The thing is, I am morally against abortion; I think it is murdering a living person. I want to try to get my friend to have the baby, and put it up for adoption. I am willing to help her with school, medical appointments, adoption agencies and other things to help her do that.

Fun is where you find it
Everyone gets bored from time to time. I get bored, but whenever I am searching for something to do, I know that there are ample opportunities to have a good time. All I have to do is look.

Fun is where you find it

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NEW MUSIC includes Something to Be, the solo release from Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas, and Who Is Mike Jones?, the rapper's major-label debut. He will perform Friday at Club Malibu, 1511 North Leg Road, but you must be older than 21 to enter. See Thursday's Applause! for an interview.

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Davidson pupils take charge of 'HONK!'
One stage. One musical. One hundred eighty-nine pupil. This isn't your typical high school production.

Question of the week

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THE FACTS: Chevonne Andrews, 14, an eighth-grader at Paul Knox Middle School

Davidson pupils take charge of 'HONK!'

Question of the week
Q: Do you save your money?

Fun is where you find it
Everyone gets bored from time to time. I get bored, but whenever I am searching for something to do, I know that there are ample opportunities to have a good time. All I have to do is look.

Davidson pupils take charge of 'HONK!'
One stage. One musical. One hundred eighty-nine pupil. This isn't your typical high school production.

Xtreme calendar

Xtreme calendar
NEW MUSIC includes Something to Be, the solo release from Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas, and Who Is Mike Jones?, the rapper's major-label debut. He will perform Friday at Club Malibu, 1511 North Leg Road, but you must be older than 21 to enter. See Thursday's Applause! for an interview.

Girl can inform pregnant friend about her options
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: One of my close friends just found out she was pregnant, and she wants to get an abortion. I am the only one of her friends who has the money to help her get an abortion. The thing is, I am morally against abortion; I think it is murdering a living person. I want to try to get my friend to have the baby, and put it up for adoption. I am willing to help her with school, medical appointments, adoption agencies and other things to help her do that.

Question of the week
Q: Do you save your money?

My style
THE FACTS: Chevonne Andrews, 14, an eighth-grader at Paul Knox Middle School

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